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Amazon explores TV project

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Washington DC drops “royalty fee” from sports betting bill

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first_img The committee overwhelmingly voted to strike the amendment from the bill, which now goes forward to the full council for a first reading on December 4. The other amendments were all passed, though the designated facilities tenet also caused controversy.Councilmember White also raised concerns about the amendment on designated facilities and the two-block extension exclusivity. This applies to four major sports venues in D.C., including RFK Stadium, Capital One Arena, Nats Park and Audi Field. Evans noted there is a strong argument being made by operators that every company should compete in the city, though also noted that others had pushed for the D.C. Lottery to be the exclusive sports betting operator in the state. The state favours the latter approach and Evans said he has tried to come up with a hybrid solution to please all parties. In terms of how this will work, he spoke of a yet-to-be-announced agreement between MGM and Nats Park. This would mean fans visiting the venue would only be able to bet via the MGM app inside the stadium, while access to other apps would be blocked when within two blocks of the venue. However, when outside of this area and similar exclusion zones, punters would only be able to bet via the D.C. Lottery app. Councilmember White was concerned that this limitation could mean the state misses out on revenue, saying the bars and restaurants near to sports venues is where fans are most likely to place wagers. He said he would work with Evans and his staff to appease these concerns.New Jersey and West Virginia are among the states to have passed sports betting laws since the repeal of PASPA, but opted against any sort of integrity fees for the leagues. The American Gaming Association is also against such a system. Washington DC drops “royalty fee” from sports betting bill AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Approved amendments include in-venue exclusivity for major sports arenas such as Nats Park Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Washington D.C.’s City Council has advanced a bill to legalise sports betting in the state, but removed an amendment awarding a so-called royalty fee for professional sports leagues.The Committee on Finance and Revenue signed off on Bill B22-0944 during a meeting at the District of Columbia Council yesterday (November 28).During the meeting, committee chair and councilmember Jack Evans set out how the state intends to authorise the D.C. Lottery to partner with vendors to offer both in-person and online sports wagering.However, Evans’ hopes of adding what he described as a “royalty fee” of 0.25% of revenue to appease the major sports leagues were rejected by his fellow council members before the bill was ratified to go to a hearing before the full council next week (December 4). Beginning the committee meeting, Evans said state forecasts place revenue at $7.7m (£6.0m/€7.8m) for the city’s 2019 fiscal year and $91.7m in revenue over the first four years following the passage of B22-0944, which was originally introduced in September. Evans then set out four technical amendments to the bill, which he encouraged the committee to accept in order for the bill to progress. Amendments included specifically excluding fantasy sports from the bill, adding language to reaffirm the D.C. lottery as the contracting authority, setting a two-block exclusivity zone for designated gambling facilities at sports venues, and also language related to a royalty fee. This final point proved a sticking point for some members of the committee after Evans, who admitted the royalty fee is controversial, set out a new agreement with sport leagues. Evans said he had spoken to number of leagues about a potential integrity fee where the state would pay a portion of revenue to the leagues in exchange for official data. The leagues had requested 0.25% of all stakes placed in the state – the handle – in return for giving the D.C. Lottery exclusive use of official data. Evans rejected this proposal, instead instead putting forward a plan for the state to pay 0.25% of betting income after expenses, including winnings and staff pay. This, in turn was rejected by the leagues, which argued it undervalued their data, and resulted in a compromise whereby the D.C. Lottery would gain use of the leagues’ logos and trademarks in return for 0.25% of sports betting revenue. Evans urged the committee to approve the amendment, saying that it could be changed at a later date, either before the first or second reading in the full council. “I can’t say this is right or wrong, but what I would like to do is keep it as it is and move forward,” Evans said. “This is more about my best efforts to give everybody something and try to do the right thing. I could argue why we shouldn’t do a royalty fee and why we should do it, and there is no right answer that I can come up with.” However, some members of the committee voiced their displeasure at plans for the integrity fee, with Councilmember Vince Gray saying: “I don’t understand why we have to invest another 0.25% of the revenue when it’s not done anywhere else in the US. I appreciate the efforts you have made to find a compromise here, but this is not something I want to find a compromise on. “I believe these sports leagues do very well and they don’t need another 0.25% of revenue that could instead go towards supporting valuable programs in DC,” Gray added. Email Addresscenter_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 29th November 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: US Washington DC Legal & compliancelast_img read more

Nektan raises £2.6m through new share placement

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first_img28th October 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Nektan raises £2.6m through new share placement Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Finance Strategy White label and gaming content provider Nektan has completed its share placement to raise new working capital, with the final proceeds of £2.6m (€3.0m/$3.3m) ultimately failing short of its original £3.0m target.The supplier has struck subscription agreements and secured intentions to subscribe from certain investors to raise £2.6m, issuing 52m shares at a price of five pence per share. After expenses related to the placement are factored in, the company will receive £2.5m in working capital.Funds raised from the placing will, according to Nektan, be now used to support working capital requirements of its operations, with the idea of continuing the growth of its gaming solutions business in Europe.In addition, Nektan said that it will commit some of the new funds to the ongoing development of its B2B software licensing and games distribution business.However, Nektan also noted that the placing remains subject to approval at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of its shareholders. The provider said that if the placing does not secure this approval, the proceeds would not be made available.If this were the case, Nektan said it “would need urgently to pursue additional or alternative funding sources”, which could in turn incur additional costs.Last week, Nektan extended the deadline for orders for the placing for the fourth time, after revealing that certain parties were proposing “unacceptable” terms in return for investment.Nektan previously suggested that it would surpass its original £3.0m target to ultimately raise £5.0m. This saw the placement deadline extended from 25 September to 2 October, then 9 October, before being pushed back to 18 October.However, negotiations with investors revealed that interested parties were proposing terms “unacceptable” to the board, resulting in these groups being excluded from the placing.Meanwhile, Nektan also confirmed that it has received commitment to convert all of the remaining Series A convertible loan notes (CLN) and interest into shares, at the same placing price as the new ordinary shares issued.The remaining principal balance of £3,447,267 of Series A CLNs, and outstanding interest of £470,936 at 18 November 2019, the proposed date of the EGM, will be converted into new ordinary shares, resulting in 78,364,063 new shares being issued.Nektan has also agreed to amend the interest rate, waive interest and extend the term of the Series B CLNs. The principal balance of £1.1m, which currently incurs 10% interest to be paid on a quarterly basis, will be amended so that the repayment date is extended from 29 April 2020 to 31 March 2023.Noteholders will also waive their right to the coupon until 1 January 2021, from when interest of 5% per year will be payable.Amendments to the Series A and B CLNs are subject to approval at next month’s EGM.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter White label and gaming content provider Nektan has completed its share placement to raise new working capital, with the final proceeds of £2.6m ultimately failing short of its original £3.0m target.last_img read more

Greenbay Properties Limited (GFB.mu) 2017 Annual Report

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first_imgLighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileLighthouse Capital Limited formerly (Greenbay Properties Limited) invests in real estate assets and listed companies which are involved in the retail sector of Mauritius. The company targets investment in developing diversified global real estate and infrastructure assets. Greenbay Properties Ltd is a predominant investor in Europe and the United Kingdom, targeting properties with strong sustainable income from high quality tenants with a strong likelihood of renewal of leases on expiry. Lighthouse Capital Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) HY2020 Interim Report

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first_imgSwaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSwaziland Property Investment Limited (SWAPROP) is a property investment holding company which derives its income from interest on loans with its subsidiary companies and interest on investment accounts. Wholly-owned subsidiaries linked to SWAPROP include Plaza Park Limited, The Hub Limited, Tincwadzi Properties Limited, Nhlangano Mall Properties and Elwandle Properties Limited. The subsidiary companies own their own properties and generate income from property rentals and related revenue sources. SWAPROP also has interests in legal entities which pool securities and other assets on behalf of shareholders, unitholders and beneficiaries. Swaziland Property Investment Limited is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget gold! I’d buy dirt-cheap stocks today to make a million

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first_img Image source: Getty Images. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 5th July, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Forget gold! I’d buy dirt-cheap stocks today to make a million 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 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The rising gold price over recent months may mean that many investors see it as a sound means to make a million. After all, with the world economy’s outlook being uncertain, gold’s popularity could continue to rise among increasingly risk-averse investors.However, over the long run, dirt-cheap shares could offer higher returns than the precious metal. The stock market’s track record of recovery means that buying undervalued stocks may be a means of obtaining high capital returns in the coming years.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As such, now could be the right time to build a diverse portfolio of bargain stocks instead of purchasing gold.Gold’s prospectsGold’s strong performance since the start of the year means that it may be increasingly seen as a means to make a million by investors. However, its recent price rise may not continue uninterrupted over the long run.The precious metal has historically been very popular during periods of low interest rates when income-producing assets have less appeal on a relative basis. Furthermore, gold is seen as a store of wealth by many investors, which is a key reason why its price has spiked in recent months in response to a downgrade in the global economy’s growth forecasts.However, over the long run, the world economy’s performance is likely to improve. This could lift investor sentiment, and may encourage investors to focus their capital on riskier assets such as equities to make a million. Eventual rises in interest rates may also reduce demand for gold, which could mean that its capacity to deliver further strong price rises in the coming years is somewhat limited.Stock market valuationsWhile the price of gold has risen close to record highs so far in 2020, investors aiming to make a million from the stock market have been disappointed. However, the wide margins of safety available across many sectors of the stock market could provide an opportunity to generate high returns in the long run.The stock market has an excellent track record of recovering from its various downturns to produce new record highs. Sometimes this can take a number of years. However, as the economic outlook gradually improves, investors are likely to become more bullish about the prospects for riskier assets such as equities. This could mean that the stock market offers substantial long-term growth potential from its current price level, with many of its members appearing to offer good value for money after their recent declines.Building a portfolio to make a millionAs such, buying a diverse range of stocks could be a sound means of generating high returns over the long run. Admittedly, they may not outperform lower-risk assets such as gold in the short run. But they may prove to be a more likely means to make a million over the coming years as the economic outlook improves and investor confidence is restored. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

2 of my best UK shares to buy now

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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Thomas Carr 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 2 of my best UK shares to buy nowcenter_img Thomas Carr | Thursday, 30th July, 2020 | More on: IGG W7L 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. Thomas has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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! The best UK shares to buy right now, in my opinion, are companies that are either doing well in spite of the pandemic, or doing well because of it. Some provide essential goods and services that are in demand whatever the economic or social situations. Others provide services that have become more popular since lockdown began. As things stand, I think two of the best UK shares to buy now are IG Group (LSE: IGG) and Warpaint (LSE: W7L).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…Possibly the best UK share to buy nowIG Group provides traders and investors with online access to financial markets. Its clients can trade anything from the FTSE 100 index to Bitcoin. Recent pandemic-induced stock market volatility has brought the group thousands of new customers. In the quarter ending 31 May, revenue more than doubled from the same time a year earlier. Meanwhile, average daily trade volume was more than three times higher.While management don’t expect this growth to continue at the current rate, they do think there’ll be some long-term uplift from the sheer number of new customers. Even before the events of spring, revenue was already running 9% ahead of the same period the year before. This helped propel the group to record profitability. FY 2020 saw the group report net profit of £240m, up 51% from the year before. Revenue was up 36%.Its strong performance and prospects for the future are centred around its ambitious growth plans. IG Group is focused on growing its global business, particularly in Japan, China, and the US. These are the world’s largest markets for online trading. The group currently only serves a small fraction of these markets, so the potential for future growth is huge.Rather than merely surviving Covid-19, IG Group is in fact thriving. This is demonstrated by its huge dividend yield of over 5%. Right now, this has to be one of the highest yields on offer anywhere across the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. When that’s combined with a P/E (price-to-earnings) multiple of just 11 times last year’s earnings, I think these shares are a no brainer. For me, they’re definitely one of the best UK shares to buy now.Well poised for post-Covid growthWarpaint is a different kettle of fish entirely. The group sells cosmetics across the UK and Europe. As well as owning its own brands, Warpaint also produces white label cosmetics for major high street retailers.While sales have inevitably suffered from the temporary closure of many of its clients’ stores, online sales have grown, to at least fill some of the gap. Encouragingly, the group has still managed to achieve an operating profit for the first half of the year. Prior to Covid-19, sales performance was at the upper end of expectations. Despite Covid-19, the group remains well placed to continue its recent growth.So far in 2020, Warpaint has signed agreements with two major clients, Tesco and Wilko. The agreements mean Warpaint’s cosmetics will be stocked in a further 400 stores. This should be revenue enhancing immediately. I think people will always want to look good, even in this strange Covid-19 world.With a market capitalisation of just £55m, I think these shares are too cheap to ignore. Especially when its growth prospects are taken into consideration.last_img read more

Extending the Table pursues Christian ministries as means to build…

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first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Tags Extending the Table pursues Christian ministries as means to build relationships in community Evangelism, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME General Convention 2015 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR General Convention, Rector Belleville, IL 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ center_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Rev. Jane Johnson, left, and Bobbie Joy Amann, the lead missioner of Beloved Community’s Mission Action Team, enjoy a conversation with Jeffrey, a regular at the Saturday breakfasts. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceEditor’s note: This story is part of a series profiling the Episcopal Church’s recent work planting new churches and other faith communities. Other stories about recipients of grants from the Episcopal Church’s Genesis Advisory Group on Church Planting can be found here. [Episcopal News Service] The door of the downtown storefront in this central Wisconsin college town opened into a spacious retreat, a warm gathering place with couches, chairs and tables, and one that, every Saturday, offers a modest breakfast.On this Saturday, a man in a red hooded sweatshirt was the first through the front door promptly at 9 a.m. He made his way first to the coffee, only later wandering over to the Episcopalian and Lutheran volunteers who were serving ham, cheesy potatoes, banana bread and other homemade items.Another man in stocking hat and coat plopped down on a chair looking weary. “More sick than hungry,” the man said. The Rev. Jane Johnson pulled up her own chair close to sit and talk with him as the rest of the room began to fill with conversation over food.This weekly community meal for people who are chronically homeless or living on the economic margins is one component of a ministry known as Extending the Table, which has received key support from a $20,000 Mission Enterprise Zone grant from the Episcopal Church. Meals are central to the ministry but only as a means to the underlying goal of building new relationships.“It’s living out your faith,” Valerie Le Grande, one of the church volunteers, said during Episcopal News Service’s visit to the breakfast, “because I think we are called to help the poor and the underprivileged.”“And those who just need a friend,” fellow volunteer Diane Rice said as she prepared to serve food to about a dozen or more people.Valerie Le Grande serves food to some of the visitors to the weekly community meal organized by Intercession Episcopal Church and Redeemer Lutheran Church, which worship together as Beloved Community in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe ministry is ecumenical because the congregation itself is ecumenical. Johnson is rector of Intercession Episcopal Church and pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church through a partnership they call Beloved Community, involving a shared worship space in Stevens Point, a small city of about 27,000 people. They also collaborate on the Mission Action Team spearheading Extending the Table, which is taking church into the community in innovative ways.“The challenge that we decided we have is, we don’t know how to build connections with people who are not like us,” Johnson said.The four groups that Extending the Table aims to connect with are people living on the economic margins, the transgender community, college students and young people.“This is a good example of the sorts of new ministries that we’re looking to start across the Episcopal Church,” said the Rev. Michael Michie, staff officer for church planting infrastructure. “For a lot of people, crossing the threshold of an established church can be hugely intimidating. … So, having a creative, highly relational ministry that really seeks to bring these people in and connect with us, it’s just the kind of thing that we’re so excited about.”Even before those efforts received the backing of an Episcopal Church grant, Intercession had reached out to the transgender community through a support group called Just As I Am, led by Intercession member Bobbie Joy Amann.Amann, who now serves as the lead missioner of the Mission Action Team, is transgender and knew some of the therapists in Stevens Point who work with the transgender community, so she began spreading the word about creating a church-based group offering support and socializing.The LGBTQ community “in the past has been very, very suspicious of Christianity, at least the way it has been misrepresented,” Amann said, so it was important to first build trust and not go in with a religious agenda.The church began hosting the meetings about two years ago, sometimes drawing 15 to 20 people. Amann thinks the participants were impressed by congregation members’ willingness to listen with acceptance and offer silent witnesses to their experiences.Members of the Just As I Am group still meet socially around town and remain connected to the church, though the regular church meetings have since ended.Extending the Table also has organized monthly community dinners at the church for the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at the University of Stevens Point, which helps the church build relationships with both the LGBTQ community and college students. The most recent dinner was May 10 and featured pizza and conversation and “just being present to them in a way they’re probably not used to having Christians be with them,” Amann said.That is the approach the Mission Action Team is taking with all the communities that are part of Extending the Table.“It’s putting wings to our gospel and being the hands and arms and feet of Christ,” Amann said.The weekly meal for people who are chronically homeless or living on the economic margins is one component of a ministry known as Extending the Table, which has received key support from a $20,000 Mission Enterprise Zone grant from the Episcopal Church. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe efforts underway at Intercession coincide with an openness to ministry experimentation and reflection encouraged by Diocese of Fond du Lac Bishop Matthew Gunter, who created the diocesan Commission on Congregational Vitality about three years ago.The commission, of which Johnson is a member, is working with all congregations in the diocese to assess their strengths and challenges and develop plans for making them more visible in the community. And those plans are not intended to simply get more people into the church on Sunday.“We’ve been encouraging congregations to think hard about what they can do in their own context,” Gunter told ENS.Extending the Table has been a leading example. “The way they did that fit very much into the mindset of what can we do to engage mission differently,” he said.One catalyst for the Extending the Table was the deliberations over Intercession’s building. It was in serious need of repair, and although fixing the building to remain in the congregation’s historic location would have been feasible, the members began discerning whether that was really how God was calling them to use their time and money.Cathy Cowling, another member of the Commission on Congregational Vitality, was asked to help facilitate those discussions, and she told ENS that Intercession didn’t make the decision to move lightly.“Is the church the building, or is the church the people gathered there and doing ministry? And they said the church is more than the building,” Cowling said.Intersession already had a growing relationship with Redeemer Lutheran Church, an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America congregation. Johnson had been leading a regular Wednesday night meal and Christian education session involving members of the two congregations. With Intercession assessing its location options and with Redeemer searching for a new pastor, the two churches reached an agreement to share Johnson as rector-pastor and to allow Intercession to move into and share Redeemer’s church building starting last August.“A lot of folks get fixated on the fact we left our building,” Johnson said, but a church is more than the building. “Do we save the building? Or do we save the church? And we just decided that if our focus continued to be on do we save the building, we’re not going to be able to move into this way of mission that God is calling us to.”The Saturday breakfasts grew out of an earlier ministry to homeless people staying in a winter warming center housed in Intercession’s parish hall and run by an organization called Evergreen Community Initiatives. That warming center, with a capacity of a dozen people, opened in November 2016.The church started offering meals to the warming center residents some Saturdays, and when the warming center closed for the season in April 2017, Intercession decided to continue the meals every Saturday morning at a centrally located park in Stevens Point.The Extending the Table breakfasts are held every Saturday morning at Franciscans Downtown in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThen last fall, the breakfasts moved to the current location in Franciscan Downtown, a kind of day center for the homeless and economically disadvantaged run by a Franciscan order.“How is Mother Jane?” a man named Jeffrey said to Johnson shortly after arriving at breakfast. Jeffrey is a Saturday morning regular and a former resident of the warming center at Intercession.“I’m well, thank you,” Johnson said.Most of the people who come are chronically homeless or people dependent on government assistance to get by. Jeffrey, who declined to provide his last name to a reporter, is 67 and gets by on Social Security checks and selling items at flea markets in the summer months, when he lives out of his car. He and the others who gather here Saturday mornings can take advantage of well-established feeding services provided by other organizations in Stevens Point. The goal of Extending the Table was not to replicate those organizations’ work.“The whole point isn’t really to serve food,” Johnson told ENS. “The whole point is to build relationships and community.” It’s about “just rethinking what it means to be the body of Christ, and that we need to be in ministry with one another.”The Mission Action Team follows an open-ended but deliberate cycle: Listen, discern, experiment, reflect, repeat. It’s a template that can be followed by congregations across the church.“What we’re learning, we’re intent on sharing that with the larger church,” said Michie, the staff officer for church planting infrastructure. Congregations like the one in Stevens Point are “kind of pioneering the way for what the Episcopal Church will look like in the next generation.”Church members Diane and Harry Rice greet and offer food to guests at the community meal. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceGod’s presence is felt every Saturday at Franciscans Downtown, where on this morning the meal was followed by a memorial service for John Jankowski, a beloved regular who died the month before.“The best way to describe John was, we all have our own idiosyncrasies, tendencies and peculiarities, and his peculiarities were peculiar,” Jeffrey said.As for Jeffrey, he said he once taught math and economics to high school students. Now he likes to spend his summers in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, or wherever else life takes him. He said he has no family, though it was clear he had made connections among the people at the breakfast.“You do have family,” Johnson told him. “I’m your family.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected]church.org. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Church Planting 2018, Rector Bath, NC 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing By David PaulsenPosted Jun 14, 2018 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

Seabright Residence / Peter Braithwaite Studio

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first_img Lead Architects: City:SeabrightCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Julian ParkinsonRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesSave this picture!Plan / ElevationsSave this picture!© Julian ParkinsonText description provided by the architects. Located in the small coastal community of Seabright, Nova Scotia, this private residence, designed and built by Peter Braithwaite Studio, overlooks a picturesque lake and babbling brook. The panoramic living area provides a unique experience of the prospect of nature and refuge from the harsh Nova Scotian climate. The form articulates areas of privacy through the use of locally sourced Nova Scotian rough sawn hemlock.Save this picture!© Julian ParkinsonThe vaulted living and kitchen areas nest between the two vertically clad bedrooms. The horizontal and vertical cladding articulates this relationship on the exterior of the building. Building upon Nova Scotia’s rich wood building culture, the modest 1000 sq. ft size of the house allows for the structure and roof to be built entirely of wood.Save this picture!© Julian ParkinsonPlanning the interior of the Seabright Residence was an exercise of efficiency and using light and sightlines to expand the space. The great room opens to the East with a window wall that faces the lake, flooding the dining and living areas with light in the morning. Strategic West-facing clerestory windows wash the vaulted ceiling in the afternoon, providing additional lighting for the kitchen and washroom.Save this picture!© Julian ParkinsonSave this picture!© Julian ParkinsonA central hallway runs the full length of the house to maximize the efficiency of space and movement, like a spine that organizes the building’s interior. Lastly, the minimalistic finish strategy creates a bright and neutral gallery-like atmosphere that directs focus and frames exterior views. The end result is an efficient and compact space that is outwardly focused on nature.Save this picture!© Julian ParkinsonProject gallerySee allShow lessRISD North Hall / NADAAASelected ProjectsParklet Design CompetitionStudent Competitions Share “COPY” Structural Engineering: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957151/seabright-residence-peter-braithwaite-studio Clipboard Seabright Residence / Peter Braithwaite StudioSave this projectSaveSeabright Residence / Peter Braithwaite Studio 2020 Year:  ArchDaily CopyHouses•Seabright, Canada Canada Area:  1000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Photographs:  Julian Parkinson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officePeter Braithwaite StudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSeabrightCanadaPublished on February 22, 2021Cite: “Seabright Residence / Peter Braithwaite Studio” 22 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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 stream Houses Peter Braithwaite “COPY” Andrea Doncaster Engineering Manufacturers: Maibec, Martin Portes et Fenêtres, Nudura Save this picture!© Julian Parkinson+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Seabright Residence / Peter Braithwaite Studio Architects: Peter Braithwaite Studio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957151/seabright-residence-peter-braithwaite-studio Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

The Key to Higher Corn and Soybean Prices

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first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News The Key to Higher Corn and Soybean Prices But Congressional leaders say right now the votes re not there to pass TPP. US Trade Representative Darci Vetter says farmers need to start pressing lawmakers now if they want to get TPP passed later this year, “This is an election year, trade is a sensitive issue, so clearly this plays into those politics.” She said, however, if you just look at the calendar, you can see there is a very short time window to gain support for the agreement. “We need to start changing hearts and minds how.” President Obama is a strong supporter of TPP but may not be in office when the vote in Congress comes. When asked where TPP stands now, House Speaker Paul Ryan said, “Right now I don’t see the votes there for TPP, because I think the administration negotiated an agreement that has some problems in it, has some flaws in it; and they’re going to have to figure those out and work those out if they want to get the votes to pass it through Congress, which I just don’t see the votes there right now.” SHARE The Key to Higher Corn and Soybean Prices By Gary Truitt – Feb 16, 2016 The Key to Higher Corn and Soybean Prices For example, Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly has not come out in support of TPP but says he is still studying the trade proposal.  Vetter says farmers must begin now to tell their elected officials that TPP is one way to raise prices and improve farm income, “In the short time frame of a lame duck session, we don’t have time to change minds and push the vote across the finish line. So educating members of Congress and the public at large needs to begin now.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Darci-VetterAs growers begin to take delivery of seed for the coming year, the price outlook for this year’s corn and soybean crop remains bleak.  There is one issue that could help stimulate demand for and prices of the 2016 crop, and that is trade. With corn prices under $4 and soybeans under $9, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is feeling some heat about dismal US farm exports and the lack of new programs to help stimulate demand, “I am cognizant that folks are concerned about the level of these prices.” Vilsack  is pinning his hopes for price recovery on passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, “I am optimistic about a recovery in farm prices if Congress can pass TPP later this year.” Previous articleSyngenta Deal May Help Biotech Acceptance in ChinaNext articleMarketing and Crop Insurance Can Complement Each Other Gary Truittlast_img read more