Eat takes its third bite at the market as it is put up for sale

first_img KCS-content SANDWICH shop chain Eat has been put on the market for the third time by its owners.The company, which has 100 stores and is planning to double that in the next two to four years, is expected to fetch more than £100m as interest from private equity groups mounts.The firm is being advised by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and financial brochures were sent out last week to more than a dozen buy-out houses.Eat was founded in 1996 by former hedge fund manager Niall MacArthur and his wife Faith and has continued to increase its profits throughout the latest recession.Following the lead of rival Pret a Manger, which sold for £350m to Bridgepoint two years ago, Eat was also put on the market. But the timing was wrong, with markets weak after the Lehman Brothers collapse.A second bidding round came earlier this year, although potential buyer Waitrose pulled out of the deal after three months.In the latest sales round, MacArthur has signalled he will retain his 50 per cent stake, while his private equity partner Penta Capital is looking to sell all of its stake. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo Sunday 10 October 2010 11:34 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Sharecenter_img Eat takes its third bite at the market as it is put up for sale whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Penn National posts $669.5m loss as Covid-19 drives revenue drop in 2020

first_imgRevenue for the 12 months through to December 31 2020 amounted to $3.58bn (£2.62bn/€2.99bn), down 32.5% from $5.30bn in the previous year. Gaming revenue was down by 27.4% to $3.10bn, while food, beverage, hotel and other revenue fell 48.9% to $527.6m. Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Land-based casino Full year results 2020 Q4 results 2020 Results 2020 Regions: US 4th February 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Penn National Gaming (PNG) has reported a $669.5m net loss for 2020, primarily due to a sharp decline in revenue caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Like all other casino operators in the US, PNG was hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis in 2020, with its venues forced to close for large period of the year, in line with state restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. Northeast operations totalled $1.64bn, down 31.7% year-on-year, while revenue from PNG’s south segment also declined by 24.1% to $849.6m. Midwest revenue was down 37.8% to $681.4m, while west operations revenue more than halved to $302.5m. Tags: Penn National Gaming PNG Finance Other revenue was up 163.2% year-on-year to $125.0m. PNG’s other revenue was slightly boosted by the Barstool Sports mobile app, which launched in September after the operator acquired a 36% stake in media business Barstool Sports in January 2020. Stand-alone racing operations were also included in this segment. Email Address Penn National posts $669.5m loss as Covid-19 drives revenue drop in 2020 Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgE-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileE-Tranzact International Plc is a technology company in Nigeria offering services for electronic transaction switching and payment processing. The company has operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and the United Kingdom. E-Tranzact International Plc has established partnerships with universities, government authorities, parastatals, financial institutions, technology firms and aviation companies offering solutions for everything from cash dispensing machines and international money transfers to payments of salaries and third parties. BankIT is an alternative payment option that is accessible through multiple electronic channels; eTranzact CorporatePay allows private organisations and government agencies to automatically handle third party and salary payments; mCommerce is a mobile banking application; eRemit is an online international money transfer service; eTranzact Strong Authentication provides two-factor authentication for ATM, POS, mobile and web transactions; ATM CardlexCash is a global payment network; eTranzact WebConnect accepts and processes merchant payments; eTranzact PayOutlet allows merchants to collect payments from customers through eTranzact branches. eTranzact International is a subsidiary of eTranzact Global Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. E-Tranzact International Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgTerra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileTerra Mauricia Limited is an investment holdings conglomerate that is engaged in the production and distribution of alcoholic products, such as wine and spirits, and cane spirits, as well as sale of various consumable goods, production and sale of electricity from coal and bagasse. The company also manufactures and sells hollow concrete blocks, aggregates, rock sand products, rents properties and engages in the property development and promotion activities that include, site identification and surveying, project conception, market survey, administration, project management, as well as marketing and sale. Terra Mauricia Limited operates within the segments of sugar, commercial and alcohol production, and energy. The company is based in Mauritius. Terra Mauricia Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

This FTSE 100 giant could be a great growth pick for your portfolio

first_img Enter Your Email Address Everybody has a guilty pleasure, and mine is chocolate. For those of you who enjoy a drink, you will have come across a brand that belongs to the Diageo (LSE:DGE) family whether you know it or not.Headquartered in London, with further offices in six continents, it sells products in 180 countries. Instantly recognisable brands include Guinness, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Ciroc, and many more. It possessed the title of the largest distillery in the world until being surpassed in 2017.5G 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…Diageo has long enjoyed steady progress and growth; however, a small dip in the share price represents a possible opportunity in my eyes.Let’s say cheers to thatAt the end of January, Diageo released its first half-year results ending 31 December 2019, and there were some key takeaways highlighting a flourishing business. It reported net sales increased by 4.2% to £7.2bn while operating profit increased 0.5% to £2.4bn. The best news is that all regions it operates in seem to contribute to these favourable results.It also reported strong free cash flow of £1bn, I see as a positive sign and is something I look for when any results are released. Diageo’s free cash flow was actually down by £400m due to tax and payment timings. The interim dividend increased 5% to 27.41 per share.CEO Ivan Menezes commenting on the results said: “Diageo has delivered another good, consistent set of results in the first half, with broad based organic net sale.”Crunching numbersTaking a finer look at the numbers over the last few years shows Diageo’s propensity to perform, grow, and, in my opinion, represent a potentially great option for your portfolio. Profit has been increasing every year for the past four years, with an increase of over 40% between 2016 and 2019. Dividend per share has also seen a progressive increase in the last four years, which is always a key indicator to look at when you invest your hard-earned money. I think of share price is a key indicator of confidence in this company as well as representing an opportunity. In the last six months the share price has seen a drop of around 10%. This is where I believe the opportunity resides. I say this because the share price over the past five years has seen a staggering increase of over 60%, which represents tenfold growth. Compare that to the rest of the FTSE 100 average share prices, which grew just 6%.The price-to-earnings ratio usually comes in at the 25 mark, which sits comfortably above the FTSE 100 figure of around 19. Currently, the Diageo number is below that 25 mark, which could represent a discount. What I would do nowWhen I pick a stock to recommend I usually take into account the performance over short- and long-term as well as the industry and market share a company possesses. Reviewing Diageo has ticked all the relevant boxes and the current dip in share price has made it even more tempting. Added to a portfolio, I think this share will grow over time and generate wealth. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. 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Long-term missionary Jenny McConnachie steps away from ministry

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Long-term Episcopal Missionary Jenny McConnachie ran the the Itipini Community Project in South Africa for two decades. Photo/Jesse Zink[Episcopal News Service] I have a picture of Jenny McConnachie that, for me, sums up her three decades of service as a missionary of the Episcopal Church. In it, she is standing with three young boys, who are trying to decide what pose they want to make for the camera. They’re in the middle of a shantytown, a community of rickety shacks made of tin, tarps, and whatever else was at hand.It is the look on Jenny’s face that is most memorable for me. It is a rueful, resigned look, as if she is not excited about enduring yet one more picture and wants it done as quickly as possible. It’s a look that says, “We’ve got work to do here. Take your picture and let me get back to it.” If there is one thing that Jenny McConnachie never—ever—liked, it was hearing about how wonderful her work was. Why would she? There was lots more of it to do.I came to know Jenny in the two years I worked with her as a Young Adult Service Corps missionary. Jenny ran the Itipini Community Project, a community center in a shantytown on the outskirts of Mthatha, a medium-sized city in South Africa. Itipini is a word that means “at the dump” and it is a good name for a community that grew up on a garbage dump. The socio-economic indicators in Itipini are, as one might expect, abysmal: higher rates of unemployment, HIV/AIDS, and malnutrition; lower rates of education, income, and health.Jenny and her late husband, Chris, moved to Mthatha as Episcopal missionaries in the early 1980s from Hendersonville, North Carolina, though both were originally from Britain. Chris had been an orthopedic surgeon in Hendersonville but he and Jenny felt there was more need for such work in the Transkei, one the nominally independent “homelands” established by the apartheid government, of which Mthatha was the capital. Chris took over management of Bedford Hospital, an orthopedic hospital in disrepair on the outskirts of Mthatha. Over the course of the next two decades—and as a result of major fundraising efforts in both South Africa and around the world—Bedford Hospital was transformed, upgraded into a working, serviceable facility now almost entirely managed by Africans.Jenny, who had trained as a nurse, began work in Itipini more than two decades ago.  Over time, working closely with residents of Itipini, she built up a community center in the midst of the shantytown. There was a primary care clinic, a pre-school, an after-school program, a nutrition support program for people with HIV and tuberculosis, a micro-credit program, and much more. To stand in the middle of the community center on a week-day around noon was to be surrounded by a whirlwind of activity. Staff members employed from Itipini prepared lunch for the preschoolers in one area; the line of patients waiting to be seen stretched out the clinic door as Jenny and her South African colleague, Dorothy, patiently treated patient after patient; preschool children poured out of their classroom after their morning lesson and onto the playground. It all happened in Xhosa, the African language spoken by people in Itipini, which Jenny had worked to gain functionality in over the years, learning how to treat all manner of ailments in a language marked by its difficult click consonants.In the middle of all this, there was progress: people dying of AIDS started anti-retroviral treatment, which reversed the course of their illness and brought them back from the brink of death; young women who had given birth were encouraged back into school and given the support to work towards a diploma; young children who had no toys or learning opportunities at home gathered in the preschool for games and lessons to prepare for kindergarten in a few years’ time.Itipini is no more. In May, after a complicated dispute, government bulldozers destroyed the shacks. Residents of Itipini were forcibly evicted. Jenny and her staff—some of whom who were among those evicted—worked to help resettle people from Itipini elsewhere in Mthatha, hand on their medical records to a government clinic, and continue the preschool education. But it also became clear that the razing of Itipini meant the end of the Itipini Community Project. After prayer and consultation, Jenny has decided to close the facilities and begin to wrap up her time as an Episcopal missionary.There is a sense in the church, at times, that the era of long-term overseas mission is behind us; that people who devoted their lives to the church around the world belong only to the history books. We speak now primarily of short-term trips and companion diocese relationships. These are important elements of the church’s role in God’s mission.At the same time, however, Jenny—and the other long-term missionaries like her around the world—embody our church’s commitment to taking our role in the global body of Christ. Their work with our sisters and brothers around the world is a concrete step towards realizing the unity for which Jesus prayed among his followers. People like Jenny—who shun the spotlight and never imagine their work has any significance beyond its local context—are some of the most important representatives of the Episcopal Church around the world. Their long-term commitments allow them to develop deep relationships and accomplish much.And so, as Jenny steps away from her work, I pray that we will take a moment to remember the important work of so many around the world whose work often slips under the radar of church discussions but who, by their very presence, embody Gospel truth we yearn to proclaim.— The Rev. Jesse Zink is an Episcopal priest and former YASC missionary. His book about his time working with Jenny McConnachie is Grace at the Garbage Dump: Making Sense of Mission in the Twenty-First Century. More information is at www.jessezink.com. Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. June 9, 2015 at 4:23 am Information on Itipini. Was started in 1989 with a primary health clinic, preschool, feeding scheme and handicraft group. The project was shown on a television programme Carte Blanche in 2001/2. The project was self funding with proposals sent out to companies who responded by stating which part of the project they wished to support. Medical supplies were obtained from the medical warehouse after a letter was given to the coordinator of the project after a meeting with the hospital administrator. Jenny joined after the project was up and running and had been shown on television. Incidentally a visit was made by Nelson Mandela having seen the television programme and on his way to visit the building of his new home.I could write much, much more on this subject. 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¿Y si fueses tú?’ La respuesta a la crisis de…

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Refugees Migration & Resettlement Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Por Matthew Davies Posted Oct 14, 2015 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID ¿Y si fueses tú?’ La respuesta a la crisis de los refugiados en Italia Obispos sufragáneos visitan el Centro de Refugiados Joel Nafuma de Roma Este artículo es parte de una serie en proceso que explora la respuesta de la Iglesia Episcopal y sus asociados ecuménicos e interreligiosos a la crisis mundial de los refugiados. Otros artículos de esta serie se pueden encontrar aquí.[Episcopal News Service – Roma] Según se intensifica la crisis mundial de los refugiados, un ministerio de hospitalidad radical establecido desde hace mucho tiempo en el corazón de Roma se torna cada vez más esencial para las personas que escapan de la guerra y la persecución.La cripta de la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo Intramuros alberga el Centro de Refugiados Joel Nafuma, donde centenares de refugiados pueden encontrar desayuno y un montón de otros recursos para sobrevivir y para integrarse a una nueva cultura.Debido al abrupto número de refugiados que viaja a través del mar Mediterráneo para escapar de la guerra y la persecución, muchos de los cuales se ahogan en el camino, Italia está en el centro de la crisis de los refugiados.Muchos de los obispos sufragáneos de la Iglesia Episcopal visitaron el 9 de octubre el Centro de Refugiados Joel Nafuma a fin de dedicar tiempo a conocer a los refugiados y a experimentar el papel fundamental que desempeña este ministerio en ayudar a rehacer sus vidas y a abrirse paso en el complicado sistema [burocrático] italiano mientras buscan asilo.El centro fue dedicado en 1995 y ofrece santuario, asesoría y ayuda a los refugiados. Así como ofrece desayuno, el centro distribuye artículos de aseo personal y de ropa, ayuda a rellenar solicitudes de empleo y ofrece facilidades a los refugiados de aprender idiomas y destrezas de computación.Mediante un programa navegador, un mediador cultural preparado acompaña a los refugiados a las audiencias de asilo o a las citas con abogados y médicos. Durante más de dos años, un grupo de artesanos han estando haciendo y vendiendo artesanías. Cada pieza de artesanía está acompañada por un relato que promueve e informa acerca de la situación de los refugiados en Roma. Los artesanos comparten las ganancias entre sí y hacen donaciones al centro.La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo ofrece apoyo para capacitar al centro a expandir su ministerio a fin de servir al creciente número de personas desplazadas que buscan seguridad y ayuda.Este es uno de los muchos ejemplos de cómo la Iglesia Episcopal está respondiendo a la actual crisis de refugiados, tanto a través de Europa como más allá.Los episcopales en Austria, Bélgica, Francia, Alemania, Hungría y en otras partes encontramos medios de responder a la crisis y de acoger al extranjero en nuestras comunidades.El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, el servicio de reasentamiento de refugiados de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera, acogen a los refugiados en Estados Unidos, ayudándoles a encontrar seguridad y nueva vida como ciudadanos norteamericanos.(La Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera, [ Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society o DFMS] es el nombre legal y canónico con el cual la Iglesia Episcopal está incorporada, funciona empresarialmente y lleva a cabo la misión).Materiales para formación y respuestaSeminario educativo por Internet, auspiciado por la DFMS, examina la crisis mundial de refugiados el 15 de octubre a las 8 P.M. (hora del Este). Más información puede encontrarse aquí.Las actualizaciones más recientes de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo acerca de su respuesta a la crisis de los refugiados, así como los medios de hacer donaciones, pueden encontrarse aquí.La declaración de la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori sobre los refugiados, así como las sugerencias de individuos y congregaciones [en respuesta a esa declaración] pueden encontrarse aquí.– Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

New primate elected in Anglican Province of the Indian Ocean

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Posted Aug 29, 2017 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop James Wong of the Seychelles has been elected as the new archbishop and primate of the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean. He succeeds Archbishop Ian Ernest who served for 11 years. The election took place on Aug. 26 at the Provincial Synod in Mauritius. Archbishop James has committed himself to the fostering of links within the communion.Read the entire article here. 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 Rector Albany, NY Anglican Communion Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN New primate elected in Anglican Province of the Indian Ocean Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

U.S., NATO, Turkey out of Syria!

first_imgThe conflict within the U.S. ruling class about the Turkish invasion of northern Syria has created some confusion about events there. The latest new development — an alliance of Kurdish-based forces with the Syrian national army to defend the border from the Turkish army — may increase that confusion. To clarify the situation as best as possible, we need to state some basic positions and underline some basic facts.First of all, U.S. imperialism never had, never has and never will have any legitimate “humanitarian” reason to station troops anywhere in Syria. Washington places troops in areas for strategic advantage and/or for economic domination. The reason U.S. troops have been in Syria and elsewhere in the region is for U.S. oil monopolies to control and exploit the natural resources — mainly fossil fuels, oil and gas — so the capitalist owners of these companies can get richer. For the last eight years, U.S. arms and political influence, and those of other NATO countries, have fed a brutal war that has torn apart Syria, causing the death of hundreds of thousands of Syrian people. This war has also made as many as 10 million Syrians refugees, many within Syria or in neighboring countries and some in Europe. The U.S. goal was to remove the sovereign Syrian government and replace it with a puppet of Western imperialist powers. In Libya, for example, in 2011 the imperialists succeeded in removing a legitimate government and replaced it with an unstable horror.Nothing good has come or will come from the presence of U.S. troops, nor from political domination by U.S. imperialism. No one should believe that the racist, misogynist and xenophobic U.S. president has somehow become a peacemaker. Apparently as an electoral strategy, he has ordered the removal of a handful of U.S. troops from northern Syria. Simultaneously the Pentagon is sending 1,800 troops to the Saudi Arabian monarchy to defend the oil fields and continue the genocidal war in Yemen.Turkey’s war crimesSecond, by sending troops to and arming puppet groups in northern Syria, the reactionary regime of President Recep Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, is committing a war crime. This invasion is naked aggression against Turkey’s neighbor, Syria, the latest of many crimes committed against Syria in the last eight years. This aggression will cause additional suffering to the people of northeastern Syria, who are mainly Kurdish, but whose makeup reflects the many ethnic and religious groups that inhabit the whole of Syria.Erdogan persecutes Turkey’s own Kurdish population, who are estimated to be 14 to 20 million of Turkey’s 80 million people. The Ankara regime has been using its army, especially in the Kurdish regions, in an attempt to crush the Kurdish people’s movement. Erdogan’s government persecutes opposition political parties and journalists throughout Turkey as it oppresses Turkey’s working class. That Erdogan has taken some steps in the recent past that put him at odds with either the U.S. or the European Union — buying arms from Russia, participating in conferences with Russia and Iran to settle the war in Syria — should mislead no one into thinking the Turkish president represents any progressive tendency worldwide. Thieves, even those in the same gang, can have a falling out. We do not at this time know the specifics of the agreement between the Kurdish-based fighters in northern Syria and the legitimate Syrian government, nor can we foresee how it will play out. We applaud, however, any alliance that confronts a local hegemonic power like Turkey and, even more importantly, excludes the imperialist regimes of Europe and the United States, who are the primary oppressors of humanity worldwide.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Growth Energy Defends the Renewable Fuel Standard; Promotes E15

first_imgThe RFS is only in its beginning stages and has shown tremendous promise. The ethanol industry is on the cusp of the second generation of biofuels, and innovative new technologies are rapidly advancing capabilities; the potential to reinvest in America, create good paying jobs and enhance our energy security is abundant. Additionally, increasing consumer access to E15 will continue to boost ethanol production, while simultaneously proving consumers with more choices, including lower prices at the pump. Home Energy Growth Energy Defends the Renewable Fuel Standard; Promotes E15 Facebook Twitter Growth Energy Defends the Renewable Fuel Standard; Promotes E15 Source: Growth Energy SHARE Among Growth Energy’s top priorities: SHAREcenter_img Previous articleGary Wilhelmi 6/4/2012 PM CommentNext articleSenate Farm Bill Debate Ready to Begin Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jun 4, 2012 Facebook Twitter “What Growth Energy and the ethanol industry are doing is simple – through American innovation; we are creating and supporting more than 500,000 good paying jobs that cannot be outsourced, contributing approximately $50 billion to our nation’s gross domestic product, while providing consumers with a cheaper alternative to foreign oil, not to mention the clear national security benefits of reducing our dependence on foreign oil and the clear environmental benefits of a cleaner burning fuel,” Buis concluded. This week, while ethanol industry leaders gather in Minneapolis for the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW), Growth Energy reiterated its ongoing commitment to support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), identifying the critical benefits associated with it, while simultaneously continuing its campaign to promote E15, a lower cost, domestically produced fuel. “The RFS is the only comprehensive energy policy adopted in the last forty years that has had a meaningful impact on reducing our addiction to foreign oil, and the facts prove this cannot be disputed,” stated Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. “When the RFS was implemented in 2005, America was importing over 60 percent of its oil. As a result of increased ethanol production, supported by the RFS, in 2011 that number was reduced to 45 percent – further proof ethanol is substantially reducing our dependence on foreign oil.” Rigorous defense of the Renewable Fuel Standard and the volume goals it has set for 2022;Continued education and awareness of the benefits of E15;Continued advocacy and promotion of Flex Fuel pumps and Flex Fuel vehicles;  Getting the facts straight and connecting directly with the media and general public to correct misinformation and distortions about the ethanol industry and E15;A national commercial campaign, to be launched June 8, to promote E15 awareness, which includes a sweepstakes, in conjunction with American Ethanol, offering exciting prizes;Continued advocacy at the Federal and State levels for policy and regulations; and,Educate Federal and State lawmakers, as well as Administration officials on the economic, national security and environmental benefits of the increased use of ethanol.last_img read more