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Mergers and acquisitions tumble

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first_img whatsapp Mergers and acquisitions tumble Show Comments ▼ Share Tuesday 1 March 2011 8:02 pm The value of acquisitions in the UK by British companies plummeted to £10.1bn in 2010, compared with £12.2bn registered in 2009. Expenditure on acquisitions in the UK by foreign companies fell to £9.8bn from £12.1bn. Net transactions abroad by UK companies were at their lowest value since 1987 at £2.2bn. KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Clarion’s Kate Chambers takes on dedicated land-based gaming role

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter People moves “This will involve cementing the many key partnerships that we have established, forming new collaborative relationships and exploring the creation of new brands and properties to assist the land-based segment of Clarion’s international stakeholder community. Clarion’s Kate Chambers takes on dedicated land-based gaming role Email Address “The role will have a sharp focus on land-based gambling and, in particular, I will be looking at how the team at Clarion can best serve our loyal and dedicated customers in a sector that has taken the brunt of the fall-out from Covid-19. In an email announcement sent to international industry stakeholders, she explained: “After spending over a decade in my current post, I am transitioning into a new role with Clarion Gaming. Kate Chambers, who has driven the development of the Clarion Gaming portfolio of world-leading brands, has confirmed that she will be taking up a new more defined role as both the gambling industry and the events sector address the fall-out caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Topics: Casino & games People Land-based casino People moves 9th October 2020 | By Robin Harrison “Clearly, this represents a change of focus for me personally, but one that provides specific and significant challenges that I am looking forward to, not least as the industry prepares for the return of ICE London in June 2021.” Tags: Kate Chambers Clarion Gaming ICE Londonlast_img read more

The Finablr share price dropped 27% on Friday! What should I do now?

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first_img 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 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Finablr share price dropped 27% on Friday! What should I do now? 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. Finablr (LSE: FIN) saw a share price drop of 27% in its trading on Friday. Who, you might be asking? At an initial glance it’s understandable if you may not be too familiar with the FTSE 250 firm and the business it carries out. However, if I were to use the name Travelex, you would likely have heard of it, given the reach that the foreign exchange broker has within the UK.This fall put the share price at 95p as of the market close on Friday, easily the lowest it has been during the brief time it has spent in the public market. A bargain, you might think, but I don’t agree. Buying shares after a steep fall can be a good strategy, however it really depends on the reasoning behind the fall, and in this case it looks serious enough to warrant extreme caution. Remember too that no dividend has been paid or is expected, so there’s nothing to cushion future share price losses.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The backgroundFinablr bought Travelex in 2014 and it now sits within the group and acts as a holding company for this financial services firm along with some other smaller investments. Further, you may of heard of a certain Mr Shetty, who is an Indian entrepreneur and the majority owner of Finablr. He also founded NMC Healthcare, a firm I wrote about earlier due to its poor performance on the FTSE 100 in 2019.The cause of the drop on Friday was the emergence of information regarding Mr Shetty and his use of shares in Finablr to finance the acquisition pool for Travelex. Of the 62% ownership he has of Finablr, he used 56% of these shares as collateral against the debt taken when buying Travelex.The company released a statement on Friday regarding the notification that these shares had been used as security for borrowings, which obviously triggered the stock move lower.While I imagine we will have to wait for further exact details of the mechanism used to package up this deal, there seems to be no foul play. Finablr says that it’s business as usual. What’s the problem?But there are several issues with this situation. Hypothetically, let’s say the bank calls on the collateral because repayments can’t be met. The Finablr share price could fall steeply if the shares had to be sold off in chunks to provide liquidity for the bank. Secondly, what if the share price in Finablr falls anyway and the value of the shares pledged isn’t enough to be used as collateral any more? How would this affect Travelex’s funding and could the debt be requested to be paid off immediately, putting a strain on both companies?All in all, it’s a messy situation which I don’t feel will be resolved quickly or easily. As a result, I would stay away from investing in Finablr for now and look at some more popular companies, some of which are discussed here.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jonathan Smith | Monday, 27th January, 2020 See all posts by Jonathan Smith Image source: Getty Images Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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I’d use Warren Buffett’s tips to survive a second stock market crash

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first_img See all posts by Peter Stephens I’d use Warren Buffett’s tips to survive a second stock market crash A second stock market crash could realistically occur in the coming months. A number of risks continue to weigh on the outlook for the world economy. They include November’s US election, coronavirus and political instability in Europe.As such, following Warren Buffett’s advice in today’s stock market could be a sound move. His focus on buying cheap, high-quality stocks may reduce your losses in the short run. Meanwhile, copying his long-term horizon could allow you to benefit from a likely recovery in share prices.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…Buying cheap stocksCheap shares may be less negatively impacted by a stock market crash than companies that are trading on excessive valuations. Their prices may already take into account the potential for weaker economic growth. As such, investors who hold undervalued shares today may experience lower levels of loss in a future market downturn.Although many stocks have rebounded in recent months after the previous market decline, a number of businesses continue to trade at prices that are significantly below their historic averages. Buffett has always sought to purchase companies when they offer wide margins of safety.Doing likewise could be a good strategy to protect your portfolio’s value. It’s also important to be practical at the present time, given weak investor sentiment towards a wide range of sectors.The appeal of high-quality companies in a stock market crashStronger businesses may also be less impacted by a second stock market crash. For example, companies that have strong balance sheets and solid market positions may be viewed more positively by investors. They may also be able to deliver more resilient financial performances than their sector peers in what could prove to be a tough period for the economy.Buffett has always focused his capital on the best businesses he can find. He often buys companies with wide economic moats. This is essentially a competitive advantage, such as a unique product or a strong brand that differentiates one business from its peers.It can lead to a company commanding a higher valuation over the long run. And that translates into superior share price performance relative to the wider industry and stock market.A long-term viewSurviving the next stock market crash may be a priority for many investors at the present time. However, a downturn in stock prices can present numerous buying opportunities when high-quality businesses trade at low prices for a short amount of time.Therefore, using it to your advantage rather than seeing it as a problem could be a profitable move. Buffett has previously used this tactic to gain an advantage over other investors. Doing the same may improve your long-term portfolio returns and boost your financial prospects as the stock market gradually recovers. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Image source: 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Is the GME share price set to fly higher than $250?

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first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Image source: Getty Images. Grab your free report – while it’s online. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Microsoft. The Motley Fool UK has recommended BlackBerry. 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. Investors who bought GameStop (NYSE: GME) shares in 2020 have reason to rejoice. The GME share price has multibagged this year, multiplying nearly 15-fold since the start of 2021. But if I found myself among those fortunate ones, would I be selling and pocketing my profits? Or do I think there are still big gains to be made if I bought now?GameStop has attracted a huge ‘get rich quick’ following on places like Reddit. It shares that status with AMC Entertainment, and BlackBerry. And that immediately puts up a big red flag for me.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why does the Reddit effect happen? After all, every similar stock-buying frenzy I can remember over my investing career of more than 30 years has collapsed. And everyone who bought in too late lost money. Will the same happen to the GME share price?And why is it happening now? Stock markets are getting bullish, emerging from the pandemic crisis. I can see a psychological effect too, gripping some people enjoying their new freedoms as Covid restrictions are lifted. There isn’t just a desire to get back to investing in shares (which I’ve carried on doing all along anyway). No, I think the lengthy frustration has led to serious over-exuberance. Mix that with the ever-growing influence of social media, and there are bubbles just waiting to inflate… and go pop.New management = big profits?But what do fundamentals valuations say about the GME share price? It’s hard to work out any. The digital game company is now being driven by activist investor Ryan Cohen. He holds a 13% stake in the firm, and should become chairman in the next few days. Together with a new CEO and CFO, can the all-new management team turn GameStop back to profit? Oh yes, the company reported a loss last year.Sure, it looks like that loss is contracting. In 2020, the company lost only $238m compared to $400m the previous year. But cost-cutting during the pandemic, plus the sale of hundreds of stores, made it an unusual year. Revenue, meanwhile, fell 22%. Oh, and GameStop issued new shares to the tune of $551m in April too. I suppose it’s good sense to make the most of a booming share price.GME share price speculationSo what we’re looking at, as far as I can see, is a company in crisis. It has new management who might, or might not, be able to end the crisis and create something that justifies the multibagger GME share price performance. And then add some more for new investors.To buy now, I’d have nothing but speculation to go on. I don’t even gamble on things with good odds. And based on my experience of past boom-and-bust bubbles, the odds are usually stacked against them.I don’t think the GME share price will fly much above $250, no. At least, if it does in the short term, I doubt it will stay there for long. Perhaps new management will make good. Maybe a new partnership deal agreed with Microsoft will prove lucrative. And I might have missed the chance of getting rich quickly. I can live with that.center_img Alan Oscroft | Monday, 7th June, 2021 | More on: GME 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. Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. Is the GME share price set to fly higher than $250? See all posts by Alan Oscroft Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

El Salvador: Youth group studies brutal history in context

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first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Youth & Young Adults Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA marvin alexander says: Chuck Stewart interprets for a youth group from the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York during a visit to El Mozote, the site where in 1981 government troops massacred 800 residents of the village. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Driving into the small, tranquil village of El Mozote, it’s difficult to comprehend that one of the largest violations of human rights in the modern Americas occurred there 31 years ago.The Inter-American Human Rights Court called the 1981 killings in and around El Mozote “a systematic plan of repression” carried out by El Salvador’s military during the civil war.Between Dec. 11 and 13 of that year, government soldiers shot dead more than 800 people, more than half of them children, in what was the largest massacre during El Salvador’s 12-year conflict that killed some 75,000 people.“It reminded me of My Lai,” where U.S. Army soldiers murdered more than 300 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam in 1968, said Audrey Cleaver-Bartholomew after visiting the El Mozote memorial as part of an Episcopal youth pilgrimage.Audrey Cleaver-Bartholomew, foreground, and Pilar Padrón during a visit to the Museum of the Salvadoran Revolution. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceCleaver-Bartholomew studied the 1990s ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia and the My Lai Massacre in high school genocide class, but the El Mozote Massacre wasn’t mentioned, she said.In El Mozote, the soldiers carried out the massacre over two-and-a-half days, said Cleaver-Bartholomew, 19. “[The soldiers] had time to think about it. It was so systematic. What can get people to that point?”“You can understand the details, but not the motives,” she added.The youth group – six girls aged 14 to 19 – visited many of El Salvador’s historic sites, including the Chapel of Divine Providence Hospital, where Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar A. Romero was assassinated on March 24, 1980; the Romero Center and Museum of the Martyrs at the University of Central America; the Monument to Memory and Truth, which lists the names of people killed during the civil war; the Museum of the Salvadoran Revolution; and El Mozote, the site of the 1981 massacre.The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York and the Anglican-Episcopal Church of El Salvador have been in a companion relationship, formally and informally, for 20 years, said Chuck Stewart, chair of the companion diocese committee and a member of St. James in Skaneateles.It was the seventh youth pilgrimage Stewart had led to El Salvador.The trip aimed to expose the young people to a different culture, “yet show them that people here have the same aspirations,” said Stewart. In the more than 20 trips he has made to El Salvador over the years, he added, “I’ve learned that people are the same everywhere, they can be joyful and happy in grinding poverty.”Besides visiting the various historical sites, the group also traveled to communities of extreme poverty assisted by the church and Foundation Cristosal, a human rights-based community-development organization.One thing Cleaver-Bartholomew noted toward the end of the weeklong visit to El Salvador was that, despite the history of violence and the violent current reality – El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world – people live in relative peace, without the everyday anxieties suffered by people of affluence.“You’d think it would be the opposite,” said Cleaver-Bartholomew. “I’d heard about El Salvador before I came, but it doesn’t add up until you get here.”The group descends from the hill where some of the women and children were said to have been massacred in El Mozote. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceFrom 1980-1992, El Salvador suffered a brutal civil war fought between its U.S.-backed, military led-government and a coalition of guerilla groups, organized as the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, or FMLN. The war was fueled mostly by the gross inequalities that existed between a small group of wealthy elites who controlled the government and the economy and the majority of the population that lived in extreme poverty.Pilar Padrón, one of the group’s chaperones, first visited El Salvador on a similar youth trip from Central New York.“The last time I came down I was their age,” said Padrón. “It changed my life so much, I’m excited to see how they are changed.”Padrón first visited El Salvador when she was 16. She previously had visited the Dominican Republic, where her father was born. Still, she said, nothing prepared her for the poverty and the resiliency she witnessed.“It made me feel like I wanted to do more for them … It opened my eyes to suffering and showed me that there are ways that we can help,” she said, adding that afterward she began to feel called to the priesthood and to the work of bridging the gaps between communities and countries. “It made me want to stand for something, for people, to lead communities of faith and teach the gospel.”Padrón, now a student at SUNY Fredonia and a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Westfield, New York, is an aspirant in the Diocese of Western New York.“I’m excited to see where [the girls] take this experience later in life,” she said.The names of the people who were massacred are listed on the wall at the memorial in El Mozote Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceA four-hour drive from San Salvador, the town of El Mozote is located in Morazán, a department, or “state,” in El Salvador’s northeast held by rebels during the latter years of the civil war. El Mozote remained neutral during the war, and its citizens were told that they’d be safe as long as they didn’t align themselves with the rebels. In the end, that’s not what happened.When the soldiers first arrived in El Mozote in 1981, explained local guide Estella Lopez Chica, they separated the men from the woman and the children, killing the men first.Soldiers raped the women and girls before killing them, and small children and infants were later found hanging in the branches of a mangrove tree, their throats slit, said Lopez.The guide’s mother survived the massacre, she said, because she was away from town selling goods at nearby market the day the soldiers arrived. The account is based on the sole survivor’s testimony.The group also visited the Chapel of Divine Providence Hospital, where Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar A. Romero was assassinated on March 24, 1980. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“Today was really powerful, I was getting really emotional, just to know hat someone could do that to another person,” said Molly Allyn, 15, of St. James Episcopal Church in Skaneateles.Traveling together in this environment, where everything is very serious, you get to know a different side to people, she said.“In the van, we can be obnoxious sometimes. But on the first or second day after learning about the civil war for the first time, it went from talking and laughing to complete silence,” she said. “It’s hard for us to process sometimes because we can’t relate it to anything that has happened in our lives.“Being here is not like sitting in a history class.”El Mozote was upsetting and hard to handle, said Mary Sawyer, 19, of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Moravia. She will attend Onodaga Community College in Syracuse in the fall.“I have always felt safe in the U.S.,” said Sawyer. “I’m from a small town where everyone knows each other. I can’t imagine how anyone could go through that. I have nothing but sympathy for those people.”Sam Laurie, 16, a high school junior and a member of Christ Church in Manlius, participates in model United Nations, where students are assigned a country and a committee and y run a mock general assembly, discussing topics and writing and submitting resolutions. In the past, Laurie has been assigned Pakistan, Switzerland and Hungary.Laurie learned a lot about El Salvador, she said, putting into context some of what she’d learned studying post-Cold War, post-imperialist Latin America in her advanced-placement history classes. She also witnessed firsthand how devastating it can be for a country prone to earthquakes and other natural disasters, with nothing but raw materials to sell to the global market, to move from a culture of dependency on wealthier nations.In college, Laurie plans to study international relations. She said she hoped eventually to become a diplomat.“This experience has changed, opened my eyes a lot,” she said, adding that, if people really knew what was happening in the world, they would work to change it.“But either they don’t know or they don’t want to know,” said Laurie. “The world is never the same. It changes every day no matter what. What people can control is that it changes for the better or for the worse.”— Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. She currently is based in San Salvador, El Salvador. 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Minor church damage reported as Diocese of West Texas assesses…

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first_img Rector Tampa, FL COVID-19 Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal leaders in the Diocese of West Texas are assessing the impact of Hurricane Hanna, which made landfall on July 25 as a Category 1 storm and prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to declare a disaster in 32 counties.The diocese has congregations in 19 of those counties, with up to 51 congregations potentially affected. At least five have reported structural damage from the storm, according to a July 28 diocesan news release, and minor damage also was found at the Mustang Island Conference Center in Port Aransas.“I’m thankful that damage in the Coastal Bend and in the [Rio Grande] Valley is relatively minor, though ‘minor’ only applies if it didn’t happen to you,” Bishop David Reed said in the release. “I’m also profoundly grateful for the ways our clergy and lay leadership in the impacted areas responded.”The Diocese of West Texas is based in San Antonio, and its 90 congregations are spread over 60 counties, from the Gulf of Mexico along the Rio Grande to the border city of Del Rio. The diocese was among those hit hard three years ago by Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall near Port Aransas as a Category 4 storm.Hanna was the first storm to reach hurricane strength during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. It made landfall on Padre Island, south of Corpus Christi, with winds up to 90 mph. Thousands lost power in the region, with some areas reportedly facing a sustained threat of flooding this week from more than 15 inches of rain.In addition to Abbott’s disaster declaration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency granted a federal emergency declaration for the region to make additional resources available to communities and residents in responding to Hanna’s aftermath.Texas also has been hit in recent weeks by a surge in COVID-19 cases, which Abbott noted during a July 28 visit to the Rio Grande Valley. While there, he announced a convention center in McAllen, Texas, will be converted to a health care facility to help the region handle the increase in coronavirus patients.Reed, too, addressed the ongoing pandemic in his statement on the hurricane. “Almost all of the places Hanna visited are in the midst of serious COVID-19 spikes, and yet our people were able to turn their attention to the multiple threats posed by the storm and prepare,” Reed said.On July 24, as the storm was approaching, staff at the Mustang Island Conference Center sent family camp participants home to safely prepare for the hurricane’s impact, Reed said. The diocese reported that the storm surge damaged a 60-foot section of boardwalk, as well as equipment that had been stored in a beachside platform.The diocese had announced in May that it was canceling or postponing various summer camps, youth programs and retreats, though it continued taking reservations for families wishing to plan weekend getaways at Mustang Island through Labor Day. The center implemented health precautions and modified activities in response to the pandemic, and with repairs underway this week, the center expected to begin welcoming families back on July 30.Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas posted a Facebook video of the hurricane’s wind and rain lashing the church building on July 25. The Rev. James Derkits, the rector, said the next day in a follow-up video that “things are looking pretty good around the church.”St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in nearby Rockport also fared well in the storm, the Rev. James Friedel, the church’s rector, said July 26 on Facebook.“We have just been though a hurricane, again,” he said, “but fortunately we were on the north end of that storm and did not get the severe storm surge, as well as rain and heavy winds, as our friends to the south, and so our thoughts and prayers are with them.”To the south in McAllen, St. John’s Episcopal Church reported July 26 on Facebook that the power was out, but damage there was minimal: “We have some fences blown down as well as tree limbs and palm fronds. We did get some water in the church building, but nothing that is damaging yet.”The diocese continues to assess the needs of all congregations in the path of the storm. Most of those who have responded so far report no damage.“The rapid development and changing track of Hurricane Hanna are strong reminders to all of us to pay attention and never become complacent during hurricane season,” Jennifer Wickham, the diocese’s deputy for disaster recovery, said in the news release. “It’s important for our congregations and households to prepare ahead of time so they’re ready for whatever may happen.”Diocesan officials also are encouraging Episcopalians to be alert to the needs of neighbors who are dealing with flooding and other damage and to seek opportunities to help. Response to those needs at the diocese level will be led by the Commission for Disaster Preparedness and Response.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls By David PaulsenPosted Jul 30, 2020 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Minor church damage reported as Diocese of West Texas assesses impact of Hurricane Hanna An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Traffic to charities’ websites jumped 800% following tsunami disaster

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first_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics 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 traffic analysis service Hitwise UK reports that, following the tsunami disaster on 26 December 2004, traffic to charities’ (or “humanitarian”) websites grew by more than 800% in four days.Hitwise UK reports that the large number of visitors to UK charities’ sites at the end of December 2004 resulted in those sites accounting for 0.4% of all UK Internet traffic by 30 December, up from 0.05% on 26 December.Hitwise added that “the website of the UK’s Disaster Emergency Committee… was the most visited charity website with almost 30% share of all visits made to charity websites. “ Advertisementcenter_img The analysts added that “the appeal for donations to the crisis resulted in the website increasing its ranking by over 120 places in the space of seven days, from the week ending December 25 to January 1”.However, Hitwise UK point out that at first the DEC site could not cope: “the overwhelming response to the appeal resulted in people having difficulty making donations online and instead visitors were advised to make a donation by telephone.” Howard Lake | 26 January 2005 | News Traffic to charities’ websites jumped 800% following tsunami disasterlast_img read more

UN secretary-general asked to raise imprisoned blogger’s case with Egyptian president

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first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders today asked UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon (photo) to raise the case of imprisoned blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during the two-day Arab League Summit that begins tomorrow in Riyadh. Suleiman was given a four-year sentence on 22 February because of his blog posts, which he wrote under the pseudonym of Kareem Amer. Reporters Without Borders points out the UN has chosen Egypt to host the Internet Governance Forum in 2009. Receive email alerts EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News February 1, 2021 Find out more News News to go further February 6, 2021 Find out more March 27, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 UN secretary-general asked to raise imprisoned blogger’s case with Egyptian president Help by sharing this information EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders today asked UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon to raise the case of imprisoned blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during the two-day Arab League Summit that begins tomorrow in Riyadh. Suleiman was given a four-year sentence on 22 February because of his blog posts, which he wrote under the pseudonym of Kareem Amer. Reporters Without Borders points out the UN has chosen Egypt to host the Internet Governance Forum in 2009.Letter sent on 27th March by Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard :”Dear Secretary-General,Reporters Without Borders would like to ask you to raise the case of imprisoned blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during the two-day Arab League Summit that begins tomorrow in Riyadh. Mr. Suleiman, who is better known as “Kareem Amer,” received a four-year sentence on 22 February because of his blog posts. We would point out that the UN has agreed to Egypt’s hosting the Internet Governance Forum in 2009, a choice that would seem inappropriate as long as this young blogger remains in prison.We know you are committed to promoting an uncensored Internet, one on which users can express themselves freely. We therefore feel sure you would agree that it would damage the UN’s credibility if one of the seven countries in the world that imprison bloggers was asked to host the IGF. We remind you that the second stage of the World Summit on the Information Society – which paved the way for the IGF – took place in Tunisia, a country that systematically violates online free speech.Mr. Suleiman was arrested on 6 November 2006 because of articles he had posted on his blog (www.karam903.blogspot.com), in which he often condemned the government’s authoritarian excesses and criticised Egypt’s highest religious institutions, especially the Sunni university of Al-Azhar, where he studied law. He was sentenced on 22 February to three years in prison for “inciting hatred of Islam” and one year for “insulting” the president. The sentence was upheld on appeal on 12 March. While his outspokenness may have caused displeasure, we do not think it justified putting him in prison.We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration.”——————-Lisez notre revue de blog internationale et créez votre blog sur : www.rsfblog.org Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Follow the news on Egypt Organisation Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison RSF_en January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

National Parks The Focus of Consecutive Exhibitions, Commemorate Centennial

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first_imgcenter column 3 National Parks The Focus of Consecutive Exhibitions, Commemorate Centennial Geographies of Wonder: Origin Stories of America’s National Parks 1872–1933On view May 14–Sept. 3, 2016 and Geographies of Wonder: Evolution of the National Park Idea 1933–2016On view Oct. 22, 2016–Feb. 13, 2017 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 11:12 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Thomas Moran, “Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone,” chromolithographic reproduction of a watercolor sketch, as published in Ferdinand V. Hayden, The Yellowstone National Park, and the mountain regions of portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah. Boston, 1876. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.In a wide-ranging examination of the evolving role of the national parks in American life, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens will commemorate the centennial of the U.S. National Parks Service in exhibitions that run consecutively from May 2016 through February 2017 in the West Hall of the Library building. The exhibitions will touch on a variety of roles the National Parks have played over time—as scenic wonderlands that have become iconic markers and essential destination points for tourists, adventure-seekers, scientists, government surveyors, businessmen, and explorers of all stripes. The exhibitions also will examine the tensions that emerged as a result of diverging priorities and competing agendas.“The national parks are our nation’s crown jewels,” said Peter Blodgett, H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts at The Huntington, and exhibition curator. “The centennial of this remarkable system of public lands gives us a perfect opportunity to reflect a little more deeply, explore the dynamic interplay between these great American landscapes and the people who seek to define them.”The first exhibition, Geographies of Wonder: Origin Stories of America’s National Parks 1872?1933, is on view May 14 through Sept. 3, 2016 and features some 100 items—all drawn from The Huntington’s collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, prints, and related materials. Among the treasures on display will be a mammoth 1873 photo album by one of the premier photographers of the day, William Henry Jackson. The book will be opened to a photo of Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon. Jackson’s photographs, according to historians, played an important role in convincing Congress in 1872 to establish Yellowstone National Park, the first landscape to be so designated by the federal government.Origin Stories highlights early Euro-American encounters with scenic landscapes that eventually would acquire international renown. Initially, these were eastern settings—the White Mountains in New Hampshire, Natural Bridge in Virginia, and Niagara Falls, N.Y. But as settlers moved west, great scenic discoveries included Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Yosemite Valley. “In those early years of Euro-American settlement, we could claim no great cultural assets like the Louvre or the castles on the Rhine,” said Blodgett. “So these places quickly became our icons. They were essential to our cultural identity and began to draw people from all over the world.”Before there was Yellowstone, President Lincoln signed legislation in 1864 protecting Yosemite Valley, effectively turning it over to the state of California, to keep it out of the hands of developers and private ownership. While this was not the first national park, per se, it was the first scenic area placed under such protection through the actions of the U.S. government. It was, much as it is today, a spectacular, rugged, and physically demanding landscape. An 1861 letter, featured in the exhibition, by a traveler named William Boardman describes the brutally difficult trip through Yosemite he and his traveling party made by wagon and horse, and how the jarring terrain left the women, wearing unforgivingly rigid hoopskirts, bruised and battered. Even so, travelers were eager to make their way there, to see, as Boardman described it, this “wonder of wonders.” By the 1880s, scenic marvels such as Yosemite and Yellowstone had become both cultural and economic drivers, and firms like Boston’s Raymond-Whitcomb Co. were leading the way, creating all-expenses-paid tours and publishing special guidebooks to lure middle-class travelers from east to west via train. Origin Stories features an assortment of these guidebooks and an excerpt from a diary by a young excursionist named Amy Bridges, who describes her impressions of Yosemite just 30 years after the first Euro-American tourist expeditions had reached it.The exhibition also examines the treatment of Native Americans in the parks during this period. Lafayette Bunnell’s book-length account of the first Euro-American incursion into Yosemite Valley in 1851 describes rounding up “Indians” who inhabited the region and removing them from it, including Chief Tenaya, for whom Yosemite’s famed Tenaya Lake is named. Only a few short decades later, the government, as well as private promoters, would begin using images of Native Americans to “sell” tourism. The Great Northern Railway in particular adopted the image of the Blackfoot Indian as a prominent part of its marketing campaign on behalf of Glacier National Park. On display will be several examples of these types of brochures, postcards, and promotional items, including a 1904 cover of Sunset magazine featuring a painting by Chris Jorgensen showing a native hut and a native woman working in the foreground, with Half Dome in the background. “Indigenous people were ousted and resettled outside of park boundaries, and yet their historical presence was used as a prominent advertisement to entice people to visit,” said Blodgett.As interest in visiting the parks grew, so did interest in exploiting their rich resources: mineral deposits, timber, and water chief among them. To counter those activities, a call for conservation emerged, led vociferously by the renowned naturalist John Muir. Featured in Origin Stories is Muir’s 1901 volume, Our National Parks, a compendium of articles he published in Atlantic Monthly that establishes a conservation agenda and the need for active stewardship of these sites. And with such activism on behalf of conservation came Stephen Mather, assistant to the Secretary of the Interior, calling for a centralized management plan. Under Secretary of the Interior Franklin Lane, Mather created the National Park Portfolio, on display in the exhibition, a publication produced to convince Congress to create the National Park Service. Congress passed the legislation and President Woodrow Wilson signed it in August 1916. “The portfolio was strategically placed on every desk of every member of Congress at the time,” said Blodgett. After the vote, Mather was appointed the Park Service’s first director.Even with centralized management and an activist director, exploitation and encroachment into the parks remained a concern. The battle over Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley, which was flooded and dammed in the late 1910s and early 1920s to provide water to San Francisco, became a linchpin for conservation activists. The National Parks Association, a private organization established to lobby for protection, was launched in 1919. The exhibition will include copies of the NPA newsletter and a 1922 letter by the association’s then director, Robert Sterling Yard, calling for the protection of the parks from excessive development.As much as the parks were seen as wondrous places for both recreation and conservation, they were also understood as an important locus for serious scientific work. Both government and private entities launched coordinated efforts to study the biology, topography, hydrology, and geography of the parks. Origin Stories will feature letters and related documentation of early scientific study conducted in the parks, including a 1925 copy of Yosemite Nature Notes, produced by the park’s naturalist, C.P. Russell, and a 1911 report written by ethnologist Jesse Walker Fewkes, summarizing the antiquities of the cliff-dwelling Anasazi, preserved within Mesa Verde National Park.The 1920s were a “boom period” for visitors, said Blodgett, fueled by rail and automobile transportation, a roaring economy, and active marketing and advertising. But by the late 1920s and early 1930s, with the Great Depression, the numbers of visitors began to wane and the Park Service’s budget had shrunk. These were much quieter and leaner years for the parks until President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched his New Deal program, which included an ambitious plan to expand the parks. That growth period, through the present, will be examined in the second exhibition, Geographies of Wonder: Evolution of the National Park Idea 1933–2016, which will be on view Oct. 22, 2016–Feb. 13, 2017.About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found at huntington.orgVisitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. 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