Mitsubishi set to buy RBS unit

first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Mitsubishi, Japan’s biggest bank by assets, is planning to buy the project financing unit of the Royal Bank of Scotland for about 500bn yen (£3.9bn). The Japanese bank presented a final offer price late last month to the British government, which controls 84 per cent of RBS’ voting rights, and is expected to sign a deal by year end and complete it in the first half of 2011. RBS’ project financing unit is one of the non-core operations that the government has asked the bank to sell to pay back public funds. Tuesday 2 November 2010 10:06 pm Mitsubishi set to buy RBS unit whatsapp Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com 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 WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wraplast_img read more

Digicut Advertising and Production Limited (DIGICT.gh) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgDigicut Advertising and Production Limited (DIGICT.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Digicut Advertising and Production Limited (DIGICT.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Digicut Advertising and Production Limited (DIGICT.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Digicut Advertising and Production Limited (DIGICT.gh)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileDigiCut Production & Advertising Limited is a subsidiary of Groupe Nduom and is a full service advertising agency and public relations consultancy company. It was established and started operations in 2010 as part of the former Ghana Media Group until 1st October, 2014, when it stepped out re-strategized to take the ever-increasing advertising and PR needs of Groupe Nduom companies and its clients in Ghana. The company was subsequently re-registered as a public limited liability company after the decision of the Shareholder and Board of the Company to go public and raise funds for its operations on 19 December 2017.last_img read more

Will HSBC shares ever get back to 500p?

first_imgWill HSBC shares ever get back to 500p? Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares For most of the last 20 years, 500p has been a safe level at which to buy HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA) shares and lock in a generous dividend yield. Until this year. HSBC’s share price has fallen by nearly 50% in 2020.It’s easy to blame the pandemic for this year’s collapse, but in reality HSBC was already facing a difficulties before the coronavirus crisis made things harder. Today I want to explain why I’m worried about the outlook for investors in the FTSE 100’s biggest bank.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…Count the problemsA decade of ever-lower interest rates has made generating profits from good-quality lending much harder. Regulatory changes haven’t helped — the big banks have found themselves with floods of cash ring-fenced in their UK operations. This has led to tough competition in the mortgage market, slashing margins still further.The performance of HSBC shares has also been affected by the legal issues the bank has faced. While Lloyds and other UK-focused banks suffered with PPI compensation, HSBC’s big mistake was money laundering. The bank paid a record-busting $1.9bn fine in 2012 for its involvement in laundering drug money out of Mexico.I had been hoping that its misdeeds were now in the past. But recent press reports have suggested that HSBC might still be exposed to some risks relating to money laundering, although it has not been accused of any wrongdoing.There’s also another problem. HSBC’s Asia focus has always been a key attraction for UK investors, providing exposure to long-term growth in this region. But the US-China trade war has left it stuck between two prickly regimes and exposed to political pressures. Most of the group’s profits come from its Hong Kong operations, so management may be forced to put Chinese interests ahead of other markets.What does this mean for HSBC shares?HSBC is obviously going through a difficult period. But the good news is that there’s already a lot of bad news priced in to the shares, which trade at roughly half their book value.Although shareholders are currently going without dividends, recent comments from the bank suggest to me that payouts will restart in 2020. However, I expect the dividend to be cut, so I wouldn’t buy the shares expecting a return to last year’s payout. Current broker forecasts suggest that the 2021 payout could be nearly 50% lower than the 2018 dividend.On balance, I’m starting to think that the impact of the problems it faces could last longer than I originally expected. Although I think the bank has the financial strength to get through this difficult patch, I’m no longer convinced that it’s the best choice for UK investors who want a reliable income.Will HSBC shares make it back to 500p?I think that HSBC shares probably will make it back to 500p eventually. But I suspect this may take quite a while, during which investors could face a lot of uncertainty.I wouldn’t blame long-term shareholders for sitting tight, but for now, I’m staying away from HSBC. I’m particularly worried about the political problems it faces. On balance, I think there are better choices elsewhere in this sector for dividend investors. 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. Image source: Getty Images center_img There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Roland Head | Sunday, 11th October, 2020 | More on: HSBA 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. Enter Your Email Address Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

3 ‘ARK Invest’ stocks I’d buy for my ISA today

first_img3 ‘ARK Invest’ stocks I’d buy for my ISA today Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon owns shares in Alphabet, Shopify, and Okta. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alphabet (C shares), Okta, and Shopify. 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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 7th January, 2021 | More on: GOOG OKTA SHOP “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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 Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares ARK Invest ETFs are extremely popular with growth investors right now. It’s not hard to see why. These funds, which are managed by legendary portfolio manager Cathie Wood and her team, have delivered enormous gains for investors recently. The ARK Disruptive Innovation ETF, for example, returned more than 150% last year.At the moment, most UK stockbrokers don’t offer the ARK Invest ETFs unfortunately. This means it’s generally not possible for UK investors to invest directly in these funds. That said, it is possible to invest in most of the publicly-listed stocks held within the ARK ETFs. With that in mind, here’s a look at three ARK stocks I’d buy for my ISA today.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 tech powerhouseOne ARK stock I’m very bullish on is tech giant Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG), the owner of Google and YouTube. It’s currently the sixth largest holding in the ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF.There are a few reasons I’m bullish on Alphabet. Firstly, it’s one of the biggest players in the digital advertising space. The online advertising market was valued at around $304bn in 2019 and is expected to reach $980bn by 2025. This means there’s significant growth potential here.Secondly, the company has plenty of growth potential in other exciting areas such as streaming, cloud, and autonomous vehicles.Another thing I like about Alphabet is that its valuation isn’t excessive. Its forward-looking P/E ratio is only about 28. At that valuation, I think the stock offers a fantastic risk/reward proposition. I’ve made it one of my largest holdings.An online shopping championThe next ARK stock I like is Shopify (NYSE: SHOP). It’s held in a few different ARK ETFs. Shopify is a leading player in the e-commerce space. Globally, more than one million merchants rely on its platform to sell their goods online. E-commerce is one of the growth themes I’m most excited about in 2021 and I see SHOP as a great way to gain exposure to the theme.Shopify’s revenues are booming at the moment. For 2020, revenue is expected to come in at around $2.85bn, up from $1.07bn in 2018. Analysts currently expect revenue of $3.75bn and $5.09bn for FY2021 and FY2022 respectively.Shopify shares aren’t cheap. The company’s market cap is over $100bn now and its forward-looking P/E ratio is over 300. This adds risk to the investment case. However, I believe the long-term growth story here is very attractive.An under-the-radar ARK stockFinally, the third ARK stock I’d buy right now is Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA). It’s held in the ARK Next Generation Internet ETF.Okta is an under-the-radar company that provides identity management solutions. Its cloud-based solutions help companies secure their most critical resources while enabling employees to work remotely. Currently, Okta has nearly 10,000 customers including the likes of Zurich, Renault, and The Motley Fool!Okta’s revenues have surged in recent years as businesses have rushed to protect themselves from cybercrime. Last year, sales came in at $586m, up from $257m two years earlier. Looking ahead, analysts expect sales of $823m for the year ending January 2021 and $1.07bn for the year after. This stock isn’t cheap. It trades on a price-to-sales ratio of about 30, which adds risk to the investment case. However, cybersecurity is a massive theme that has enormous growth potential going forward. So, I think this ARK stock is worth the risk. 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

The 1 retail stock I’d buy now with £1,000

first_img Jamie Adams | Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 | More on: SDRY Jamie Adams holds no position in Superdry. 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. See all posts by Jamie Adams The Superdry (LSE: SDRY) share price has performed astonishingly well this year, despite mediocre company performances. In the past 12 months, its stock has risen more than 250% from 130p to 450p. I believe that it can move higher, which is why, if I had £1,000 today, I’d invest in this stock. A look at Superdry’s financialsFinancially, it was not the most successful year in Superdry’s history, leading some to speculate on whether its nascent recovery would continue or not. Releasing a trading statement for the financial year to 24 April last week, we saw how its performance was it hard. Revenue fell 21% year-on-year (YoY) from £704m to £557m. Store-generated revenue took the brunt of this, falling 51% from £287m to £141m, due to obvious, Covid-related, reasons. 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…However, most retailers suffered in the past year and Superdry still had its e-commerce card to play. Online retail sales grew 34% to £203m, from £152m a year ago.CEO Julian Dunkerton was impressed with this e-commerce performance, saying the strengthened e-commerce presence helped mitigate the impact from enforced store closures.He also said the firm returned to revenue growth in Q4 — which was an important development — and its full-price stance over the period meant a “significant online margin improvement”. And of course, revenue generated through online retail will be supplemented by the reopening of stores nationwide as lockdown easing continues. Superdry’s share price performanceLast Thursday, Superdry stock soared 16% following its update for FY21. With revenue falling, I could be asking myself why?Well, as explained above, e-commerce holds a lot of promise for the company, as does the ongoing economic reopening. What’s more, Q4 2021 was a promising preview of what that economic reopening means for the business moving forward. Group revenue for Q4 increased by 0.8% to £118m, with a 26.6% rise in e-commerce sales and a 13.5% rise in wholesale offsetting a 51.5% drop in store sales. And despite its dramatic full-year drops in revenue, company liquidity remained strong. Net cash came in at £39.4m vs £36.7m in the previous year.My biggest concern about Superdry’s share priceFashion is a tough industry and product missteps can devastate sales. The rise of pure-play online retailers, such as ASOS, has provided Superdry with stiff competition. This has also posed a threat to the power of its brand, which is not quite what it used to be, in my opinion. Should Superdry be unable to buck its current long-term downward trend, it may have further to fall. Growth potentialYet I have been very impressed with Superdry’s ability to get through Covid-19 and remain liquid. Despite such heavy revenue losses, the fact that it can maintain positive cash flow and boost its online segment presents a lot of hope for its long-term potential. And with Superdry’s share price currently just a fraction of its five-year-high (2,074p in January 2018), I believe its potential to return to those heights would make it a worthy investment for me if I had £1,000.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images center_img 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. 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. The 1 retail stock I’d buy now with £1,000 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Charlottesville’s Confederate statues in limbo, with Episcopal clergy hopeful for…

first_imgCharlottesville’s Confederate statues in limbo, with Episcopal clergy hopeful for their removal Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Charlottesville, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Racial Justice & Reconciliation Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By David PaulsenPosted Jul 2, 2020 Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel George Floyd, Advocacy Peace & Justice, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC 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 A sign reading “Hate Has No Home Here” hangs by the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2018. Photo: Reuters[Episcopal News Service] A month of nationwide protests against systemic racism and violence against African Americans has added urgency to efforts to remove Confederate imagery and symbols from public display. In Virginia, a law took effect July 1 lifting a key legal barrier to the removal of Confederate statues. But in Charlottesville, the wait continues.Three years ago, Charlottesville was the epicenter of a renewed national debate over the legacy of slavery and the Confederacy after a white supremacist rally in August 2017 ended in clashes and violence, including the killing of a counterprotester. The hate groups said they chose Charlottesville in opposition to the city’s plan to remove its statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.Episcopalians joined others in the community in disavowing white supremacy, demonstrating alongside the counterprotesters. A month later, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry traveled to Charlottesville for a pastoral visit that emphasized the racial healing efforts of the three Episcopal churches in the city.Charlottesville’s Confederate statues remain in place for now, however, because of a court injunction against their removal. The one depicting Lee astride his horse is impossible for the Rev. Paul Walker to ignore. As rector of Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Charlottesville, Walker’s office overlooks Emancipation Park, home to the Lee statue.“I’m looking at it right now,” Walker told Episcopal News Service by phone on July 1. He’s encouraged by the recent momentum against Confederate symbols, but time will tell whether it leads to the removal of Charlottesville’s statues of Lee and Stonewall Jackson, another Confederate general.“There’s been so much back and forth with it, I don’t put a whole lot of stock in anything until it actually happens,” Walker said.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, left, stands at the foot of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sept. 7, 2017, with the Rev. Paul Walker, rector of the nearby Christ Episcopal Church. The statue had been wrapped in plastic while the city fought a legal challenge to the monument’s removal. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceProtests against racial injustice have been widespread in cities across the United States, including Charlottesville, since the May 25 killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to bolstering the push for criminal justice reforms, the deaths of Floyd and other recent Black victims of police brutality and white vigilantism have prompted cities and states to reconsider the appropriateness of Confederate imagery in public spaces.Mississippi bowed to renewed pressure last month and agreed to retire its state flag, which featured a depiction of the Confederate battle flag. And in Richmond, Virginia, Mayor Levar Stoney vowed to get rid of the city’s prominent Confederate statues on Monument Avenue. Protesters in Richmond toppled a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on June 10, and on July 1, the city, once the capital of the Confederacy, began removing other statues, starting with Stonewall Jackson.Today, Mayor @LevarStoney, using his emergency powers, ordered the immediate removal of multiple monuments in the city, including Confederate statues. Watch this video to learn more. Read the release here: https://t.co/QjnAB1gZM8 https://t.co/stmK3eePVs— City of Richmond, VA (@CityRichmondVA) July 1, 2020“It’s time to move beyond the lost cause and embrace the righteous cause,” Stoney told NPR. “We can be more than just the capital of the Confederacy. It’s time for us to be the capital of compassion.”The law that took effect July 1 initiated a process for Virginia communities to collect public input on their Confederate monuments and then potentially remove them. A previous state law barred removal or changes to war monuments or memorials, even when such actions had majority support.In February 2017, the Charlottesville City Council approved the removal of the Lee statue. Later that year, after hate groups converged on the city Aug. 11 and 12, the City Council voted unanimously to remove the Jackson statue as well.But the statues’ removal never occurred because a preservationist group calling itself the Monument Fund sued the city, saying the plan violated the state law protecting war memorials. In April 2019, a Virginia judge agreed, blocking the city from removing the statues.Then this year, Virginia’s General Assembly passed legislation easing those restrictions on cities. Gov. Ralph Northam signed the bill into law on April 11, though it didn’t take effect until this month.The Southern Poverty Law Center estimated in 2019 that more than 1,700 Confederate symbols remained on public display around the country, including more than 100 monuments in Virginia, despite increased efforts to have them removed. Most of the tributes to Confederate history were erected decades after the end of the Civil War, at a time when proponents of the Lost Cause myth sought to portray the Confederacy as a failed but noble campaign, downplaying its roots in defending slavery.Charlottesville’s statues remain in limbo, still bound by the judge’s injunction, but on June 5, the Monument Fund essentially ceded defeat. It filed a motion acknowledging the change in law and asking that the injunction be modified accordingly.“We’re not looking to drag this out any further; the Monument Fund’s argument has always been that the City Council’s actions did not comply with the law,” spokesman Charles Weber told the Daily Progress. “The law has changed and now there’s a clear process for removal that respects both sides of the issue.”The city has appealed the case to the Virginia Supreme Court seeking final clearance to remove the statues.Protests in Charlottesville after Floyd’s killing have included specific calls for the statues’ removal, including a recent march from downtown to the University of Virginia, said Walker, the Christ Church rector. The fate of the statues and related issues of racial injustice are “particularly raw for us in Charlottesville” because of what happened in August 2017, he said.“I have found the protests heartening, because it seems to have coalesced a large group of people around the issues of police violence and equitable policy,” said Walker, whose mostly white congregation dates to 1820.At Trinity Episcopal Church, a historically Black congregation northwest of downtown that now includes a multicultural mix of parishioners, some members of the congregation are active in the recent protests, according to the Rev. Cass Bailey, Trinity’s vicar.“I think people are cautiously optimistic,” Bailey told ENS. “There seems to be broader momentum around addressing some of these issues.”The church, founded in 1919, has long been involved in social justice advocacy work, he said, so “it’s not new to us.” But he senses other congregations now are willing to take up that work as well. On a recent Zoom meeting with diocesan clergy leaders, planning church responses to systemic racism dominated the conversation.“I think it’s still very much a prominent issue for members of the congregation, as well as people in the city of Charlottesville,” Bailey said. As long as the statues remain standing, he said, they will remain powerful symbols of white supremacy.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Tampa, FL Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

Extension Pavilion / Richèl Lubbers Architecten + Zecc Archite…

first_imgPhotographs:  Stijn Poelstra, Floriaan Willemse Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881034/extension-pavilion-richel-lubbers-architecten-plus-zecc-architecten Clipboard Contractor: Architect In Charge:Richèl Lubbers, Marnix van der MeerCity:Driebergen-RijsenburgCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Stijn PoelstraRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageText description provided by the architects. A design puzzle within the new rules of license-free construction: a space as an atelier, but also usable as a care- and house studio. It delivers a precise calculated sculptural shape with jumps and sloping roof sur-faces. Central element in the map is an ancient monastery wall, which was hidden between ancient barns. The cloister wall now runs pontifically across the pavilion, thus rendering the new indoor and outdoor spaces historic layered.Save this picture!© Floriaan WillemseNot only the new pavilion, but also the complete internal renovation of the house was part of the project. The main entrance of the house is been moved to the facade of the new pavilion. The old hallway and staircase situated in the old house has been lifted, which increased a more spacious kitchen. During our project our client made some principle decisions, investing in quality rather than quantity.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Floriaan WillemseNot necessarily a large kitchen, but rather a special stove with attention to a wood-fired oven. Residual heat from this oven is used for the heating of shower water or underfloor heating. A state-of-the-art boiler is thus fed from different heat sources: cv boiler, sun and residual heat from the oven. Roofs, walls and floors of the existing house were isolated and the house was further preserved by the addition of solar panels and solar collectors.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraProject gallerySee allShow lessThese Are Jan Gehl’s Methods For Building Good CitiesVideosTomas Koolhaas On “REM” – A Film About Architecture, Celebrity, and GlobalizationArchitecture News Share The Netherlands Extension Pavilion / Richèl Lubbers Architecten + Zecc Architecten “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881034/extension-pavilion-richel-lubbers-architecten-plus-zecc-architecten Clipboard Architects: Richèl Lubbers Architecten, Zecc Architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: center_img Save this picture!© Stijn Poelstra+ 33 Share Extension Pavilion / Richèl Lubbers Architecten + Zecc ArchitectenSave this projectSaveExtension Pavilion / Richèl Lubbers Architecten + Zecc Architecten Manufacturers: Alape, Occhio, Pertinger, Solvis “COPY” ArchDaily 2016 Bouwrijk Houten CopyHouses, Extension•Driebergen-Rijsenburg, The Netherlands Photographs CopyAbout this officeZecc ArchitectenOfficeFollowRichèl Lubbers ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionDriebergen-RijsenburgThe NetherlandsPublished on October 06, 2017Cite: “Extension Pavilion / Richèl Lubbers Architecten + Zecc Architecten” 06 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Giving Campaign produces Gift Aid toolkit for charities

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 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 The Giving Campaign has published a detailed guide to help charities use Gift Aid to its maximum potential.The Giving Campaign admits that only about 10% of those donors who could use Gift Aid when they donate to charity actually do so. Research shows that donors have little awareness of what Gift Aid is or see it as too complex to use. Of course, this means that each year millions of pounds of tax is simply not being claimed back by UK charities. The Giving Campaign’s new Gift Aid toolkit is designed to give charities everything they need to encourage their donors to use Gift Aid. It features the a new brand image for Gift Aid, developed by leading branding consultants, Wolff Olins, following research with charities and members of the public. Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 July 2002 | News The toolkit explains how Gift Aid can be incorporated into charities’ materials, whether paper-based or online.The toolkit is available on a CD ROM or it can be downloaded from the Giving Campaign’s Web site.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Giving Campaign produces Gift Aid toolkit for charitieslast_img read more

Online grants applications now available to rugby clubs

first_imgClubs wishing to apply for funding before needed to complete a 20-page printed application form. Evenlogic has converted these forms into PDF electronic forms and installed them on a web server with a tailored version of Evenlogic’s eForms server software.Now, applicants can fill in the forms on the Foundation’s website and submit their application over the web. Each application is password protected and prior to submission, users can save partially or fully completed forms to the web server. The forms can then be returned to later for further work, not only by the original applicant but by associates working at different locations. When a completed form is submitted, a final PDF version is created on the server automatically and emailed to the RFU for evaluation, and to the applicant for their records.The system is a .NET application and is hosted by Evenlogic on an eForms server. 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 Online grants applications now available to rugby clubs Tagged with: Digitalcenter_img The Rugby Football Foundation is now accepting applications online for its two capital funding grants streams.The Rugby Football Foundation, a charitable trust set up by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to promote and develop community rugby, is now soliciting grant applications from rugby clubs online using Evenlogic’s eForms software.The Foundation has two capital funding streams – a ground match scheme that provides grants of up to £5,000 and an interest free loan scheme that provides loans up to £100,000. Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 May 2006 | News  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Running for cover

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Running for coverOn 1 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Evenbest-practice employers are switching on to the benefits of liability cover.Here’s some advice on how to pick the policy that’s best for your organisation.By Gary Freer and Angela HoareItwas recently reported in Personnel Today that employers are rushing to buyinsurance against employment tribunal awards. The reasons for this are notdifficult to find. In recent months HR professionals and those who advise themin the UK have come to realise the possible impact on the company’s bottom lineof the Government’s recent reforms of unfair dismissal law. Thestatistics recording the number of claims made to tribunals – a 14 per centrise for the year to September 1999, before the reforms had time to have asignificant effect – indicate that workers are becoming ever more litigious.Lawyershave realised that as compensation awards have risen it is now viable for themto offer to represent tribunal claimants on a no-win, no-fee basis. The tradeunions have renewed self-confidence and legal assistance with tribunal claimsis one of the benefits of membership. Claimants will be better represented thanever.Tocap it all, the impact of recent case law has been to make it more difficultfor employers to defend claims successfully and to make the outcome of tribunalcases even more uncertain than at present. Unfair dismissal law is in a stateof turmoil. The former president of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Mr JusticeMorrison, left as a parting gift before handing on the presidency the decisionin Haddon v Van den Bergh Foods, which was soon afterwards followed by theScots EAT in Wilson v Ethicon.Theparticular significance of Haddon lay in its rejection of the “range ofreasonable responses” approach to the all-important question of whether anemployer has acted reasonably or unreasonably in treating a reason fordismissal as sufficient and, therefore, fair within section 98(4) of theEmployment Rights Act 1996. Mr Justice Morrison regarded it as a mantra (nodoubt dreamt up by wicked lawyers) which obscured the true purpose of theunfair dismissal legislation and which had led in practice to applicantsfinding it too difficult to win at tribunal. Theycould do so only by persuading the tribunal that the employer had actedperversely in deciding to dismiss them. Not only were tribunals entitled tosubstitute their own views of the matter for those of the employer, they wereunder a duty to do so.TheHaddon decision was heavily criticised. It seemed to ignore the fact that therange of reasonable responses test had been approved by the Court of Appeal,and was binding on the EAT. Many employers would not agree that from theirexperiences it had made it difficult for applicants to win their cases. Itallows for the reality that an employer can be torn between two possibledecisions – to dismiss, or to issue a warning, for example  -which are finely balanced and notnecessarily unreasonable. InMidland Bank v Madden the new EAT president, Mr Justice Lindsay, has acceptedthat until the Court of Appeal can consider the issue again the range ofreasonable responses test must be applied, albeit without falling into the trapof treating it as a test of perversity. TheCourt of Appeal is expected to give guidance later this year but meanwhile theresults of unfair dismissal cases are bound to become even more unpredictable.Rather than continue to carry the risk themselves, and to attempt the difficulttask of budgeting accurately for the likely costs in the year ahead, it may bemore attractive for employers to pay a fixed sum to an insurer to take on therisk and provide support and assistance if and when claims are made. Someemployers may take a view that because they believe their HR practices are sound,and they are good employers, tribunal claims are unlikely to affect them. Whyincur the expense of an insurance policy? But that approach is risky andpossibly complacent. Even the best employers face claims from time to time.Even weak and/or frivolous claims are costly to deal with, and employmenttribunals are increasingly unpredictable. Surprise results are not uncommon.Therehave been at least 10 new products launched in the last year alone, with morein the pipeline. Although this form of insurance is very widely used in the US(and many UK businesses with employees there have been buying it for years) itis relatively new to the UK. HR professionals may need guidance as to how to goabout choosing the policy which best suits their own circumstances and whichprovides the best value.Indeciding what policy to buy, HR professionals should consider not only theamount of the premium which is being charged but also what the policy will andwill not cover; the quality of support which the insurer will provide whenclaims are received; and the support which an insurer will provide to helpprevent claims arising at all. GaryFreer is a partner at law firm Barlow Lyde & Gilbert and head of itsemployment law team. Angela Howe is an account executive with Aon Risk Servicesspecialising in employment practices liability Howinsurers deal with claimsSomeinsurers are better than others at supporting businesses when claims come in.This will be particularly important to HR professionals – these sorts of claimsoften require delicate and difficult decisions to be made. Important businessfactors may influence the decision whether to fight or settle, so look for aninsurer with a reputation for being sympathetic. Theinsurer should also make available lawyers of high quality with experience ofemployment law to help you deal with claims promptly, efficiently andsympathetically. Make sure that the law firm being nominated has theexperience, expertise and depth of resources you need – and the number, qualityand experience of the assistants is often just as important as that of thepartner or partners who “front” the operation. Someinsurers insist that claims may only be handled and presented at the tribunalhearing by their own in-house advisers and, in some cases, may refuse toprovide cover at all unless their advice was asked for and followed before thedismissal took place. Others are more flexible and will not include suchonerous conditions. Someinsurers will help you prevent claims arising in the first place by includingas part of the package access to advice helplines, seminars and trainingsessions, and on-line legal advice which in price and quality will often morethan match the services offered by consultants.   ThePolicyWhatsort of claims should it cover?Whilethe terms and conditions of different policies on offer will differ, almost allwill pay awards of compensation and settlements of claims for unfair dismissaland discrimination, and many other employment related claims, however they maybe described in different countries throughout the world. For example, in theUS many forms of legal wrong such as the intentional infliction of emotionaldistressŒ have been developed by the courts and will usually be covered so longas they relate to employment. Theywill usually not pay sums to which the employee was contractually entitled,although they may pay the costs of defending breach of contract and othercontractual disputes. Arethere limits on the amounts the insurer will pay?Mostpolicies have an overall limit on the amount the insurers will pay out in anysingle year. There may sometimes be a limit on the amount which will be paid inrespect of each individual claim.  It isimportant that these limits are not set at too low a level for the size andnature of the organisation. If employees are well paid, the potential claimsmay be more substantial and the limit per claim should take this intoaccount.  Therewill usually be an excess which the customer must pay. It is important thatthis should not be too high, particularly in the event of several relativelysmall claims being made in the course of the year, as may occur if the employerhas a large number of employees.  Willthe policy cover exposures to claims from outside the UK?Notall policies will do so, but many will provide cover worldwide. Some providecover to cater for those European countries in which an employer may be forcedto reinstate an unfairly dismissed employee – the insurer may meet the cost ofback pay for the period between the dismissal and the date of reinstatement. Itshould be possible to buy a policy tailored to the countries in which thebusiness operates. last_img read more