SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgSBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileSBM Holdings Limited is licenced as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius and provides personal banking products and services, including savings accounts and term deposits; home, personal, educational loans, auto lease for cars and prepaid, debit, and credit cards. The bank also provides corporate and institutional banking products and services comprising working capital finance and project finance, as well as finance for the acquisition and installation of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment. SBM Holdings Limited together with its subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar and India, is known as SBM Group. SBM Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgC & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileC & I Leasing Plc is a fleet management, outsourcing and marine services company in Nigeria with two subsidiaries in Ghana (Leaseafric) and the United Arab Emirates (EPIC International FZE). The company primary activity is offering extensions of structured operating and finance leases.  Subsidiaries of C&I Leasing Plc include C&I Petrotech Marine Limited, a leading player in the offshore marine vessel sector with a fleet of over 20 vessels which includes terminal tugs, patrol vessels, fast support intervention vessels and a platform support vessel; C&I Outsourcing, offering Human Resource solutions for companies in Nigeria which includes human resource outsourcing, recruitment, HR consultancy and personnel evaluation; and SDS Training Services, offering custom-designed modules for training and education programmes, personnel training, driver recruitment and training and a consultancy service for strategic partners. C&I Leasing offers a fleet management service to improve fleet efficiency and productivity. C&I Leasing Plc has the sole franchisee for Hertz-Rent-A-Car in Nigeria and has run the Hertz operation for over 20 years. The Hertz subsidiary division manages over a 1 000 vehicles and a team of professional chauffeurs and offers an airport transfer service and daily rental service. C&I Leasing’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria and has offices in Ghana and the United Arab Emirates. C & I Leasing Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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I’d drip-feed £400 a month into cheap UK shares in an ISA to retire in comfort

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. UK share prices are still straining to gain ground as the Covid-19 crisis rolls on. The FTSE 100, at 6,500 points, has made little progress since last summer and just closed at its cheapest since early December.This smacks of a wasted opportunity, in my opinion. There are stacks of quality UK shares out there going at what I consider to be bargain-basement prices following the 2020 stock market crash. Compare the Footsie’s performance to those of other major global share bourses like the Dow Jones and the Nikkei. These two particular indexes are, as I type, moving northwards and approaching their respective record January highs.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 I’m still buying UK sharesIt could be argued that UK share investors are being overly cautious. I’ve certainly continued building my Stocks and Shares ISA since the public health emergency began last winter.Now I won’t downplay the possibility that the economic rebound could be lumpy and take longer than anticipated. It’s not just hiccups regarding the fight against Covid-19 that could hamper the recovery. Other issues like Brexit, the impact of soaring sovereign debt levels, and renewed trade wars could hamper corporate profits in the short to medium term too.But I also see reasons to be optimistic. The British economy has been hardest hit of all developed economies from the coronavirus crisis, sure. And a lot of UK shares face further profits upheaval in 2021. However, I believe the outlook for the global economy is a lot rosier, helped by the huge stimulus measures of governments and central banks. The future therefore appears very bright for London-quoted companies that have large exposure to foreign markets.Just £400 a month could help me build a big ISABesides, I don’t buy UK shares based on the expected level of shareholder returns in the near future. Of course I make an effort to avoid stocks whose profits could fall off a cliff, or whose balance sheets might come under significant pressure, in 2021. But I invest based on the returns a share is likely to generate over a decade, perhaps longer.Over an extended time frame UK share investors make an average annual return of 8%, studies show. The negative impact of stock market volatility and temporary profits hiccups tend to be greatly diluted over time. This is why I’d drip-feed £400 into my Stocks and Shares ISA each month. Using that return estimate of 8%, a total investment of £144,000, and a 30-year time frame, the sums work out to £563,420.There’s no guarantee, of course, and it’s important to have a well diversified portfolio of good quality shares. But that’s the sort of figure that can help Britons like me to head off the rising dangers to the State Pension. And I think now is a particularly great time to start building a UK shares portfolio too. This is because plenty of top-quality companies are still trading at rock-bottom prices following the 2020 stock market crash. 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: Getty Images. I’d drip-feed £400 a month into cheap UK shares in an ISA to retire in comfortcenter_img Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild 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. 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The BP share price is rising. Should I buy now?

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in BP. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Zaven Boyrazian | Thursday, 11th March, 2021 | More on: BP Enter Your Email Address The BP share price is rising. Should I buy now? 2020 has been a tough year for oil & gas companies. As travel restrictions kept most vehicles off the road and planes out of the sky, the demand, and subsequently the price, of oil plummeted to its lowest point in decades. Taking the BP share price with it.But recently, the oil giant’s stock has been on the rise — increasing by 60% over the past six months. What’s causing this impressive growth? And should I consider adding BP to my portfolio? Let’s take a look.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…Oil prices are risingTravel restrictions worldwide have begun to ease as the vaccine rollout continues. In addition, both China and the US have started rebooting their economies. So it’s not surprising that demand for oil is on the rise again.What’s more, the leading global oil producers, namely Russia and Saudi Arabia, have agreed not to increase production, thereby limiting supply.Combining rising demand with restricted supply has enabled oil prices to exceed pre-pandemic levels. And yet, the BP share price is still trading roughly 30% lower than at the start of 2020. Is this a buying opportunity for my portfolio? Perhaps. But there are some risks to consider — specifically, those revolving around its plans to transform the entire business.BP is moving to green energyIn August 2020, the company revealed its new strategy to reduce its carbon emissions to zero. BP is set to invest aggressively in renewable energy technology over the next 10 years. Using solar, wind, bioenergy, and hydrogen energy solutions, the firm intends to increase its green energy production by 2,000% to 50GW. Simultaneously, it will wind down its oil & gas production, selling off existing assets to fund the transition. Based on the timeline BP has published, its oil & gas portfolio will be 40% smaller by 2030. That’s roughly the equivalent of cutting the production of one million barrels of oil per day.BP’s transformation adds volatility to the share priceBP is one of the largest oil & gas producers today. And so, transforming a business of this scale is not going to be a pain-free process.As electric vehicles become more widely available and affordable over the next decade, oil prices may once again begin to wither. 2020 has already given a good preview of what could happen once petrol and diesel cars are phased out.This is particularly troublesome for BP as its future strategy depends on selling its oil & gas assets that may not retain their current value. Suppose fossil fuel prices fall faster than the business can evolve. In that case, it may have to raise additional capital through other channels, such as taking on debt.Another potential issue is renewable energy technology itself. It may not be capable of providing the same level of profitability that the firm has been able to deliver to date. Combined, these risks may jeopardise the stock’s historical 5% dividend yield, and with it, the BP share price.It seems to me that BP has quite a few challenges to overcome in the years ahead. And so, for now, I won’t be adding the stock to my portfolio. Once more data becomes available about how it’s progressing in its transformation, I’ll take another look. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

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Religious-themed movies – helping or hurting the Christian story?

first_img Anne Bay says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Episcopal News Service] The latest in a slew of religious-themed films this year, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” starring Christian Bale as Moses, opened Dec. 12, but can it and others of its genre be considered Christian movies? And do they help – or hinder – the telling of the biblical story?Some Episcopalians, like Faith Bryant of Highland, California, believe Hollywood’s creative license with movies like “Noah,” released in March and starring Russell Crowe as the ark-building patriarch, wreak havoc with beloved Bible stories.But others say making connections matters. That, if the movies – loyal or not to biblical accounts – can lead to deeper engagement of faith or even steer the uninitiated in the church’s direction, all the better.Lisa Brown, director of children’s ministry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, held a red carpet gala and other activities after “we had children coming out of the woodwork” when “The Fault in Our Stars” was filmed at the church.The Rev. Alex Riffee, who is set to launch a “Movie Theology Ministry” in January at St. James Church in Louisa, Virginia, considers that even the raunchy television series “South Park” can invite deeper conversations about the faith.Telling the story, or notA long-time Episcopalian, Bryant said she eagerly anticipated viewing the epic movie about “Noah,” the beloved biblical story she learned as a child. It starred Crowe, who held a widely publicized meeting with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby after the film’s premiere, to talk about faith and spirituality.Russell Crowe meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace the day after attending the premiere in London of Crowe’s film “Noah.” Photo: Lambeth PalaceBut Bryant didn’t find much faith or spirituality in the movie, and it didn’t receive particularly good reviews. She said it has inspired her own exodus – from Hollywood-style religious movies altogether.“There were a lot of things in the movie that were false,” recalled Bryant, 55. “They portrayed Noah as somebody who was maybe a little crazy. They didn’t portray him as an upright, righteous person. It was disturbing. It was almost a bit sci-fi. A person who sees the movie first and then reads the Bible will say, ‘No, that’s not like the movie. Where’s all the stuff that was in the movie?’ ”“Noah” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings” aren’t the only recent big screen attempts to re-tell biblical stories. Within the past few months, a spate of religious-themed Christian movies has included “Son of God” produced by former “Highway to Heaven” star Roma Downey and “Left Behind” starring Nicholas Cage, echoing the Rapture.And now there’s a priest turned moviemaker (see related story), the Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, who is co-producing “Ports of Call,” an interfaith love story which is more about building bridges than incorporating religious themes.Riffee says rejecting such movies outright without considering their potential to make connections between church and secular worlds is a missed opportunity.Russell Crowe stars in “Noah,” released in March 2014 Photo: “Noah” movie official websiteAnd while he didn’t think “Noah” was a particularly good movie, “if nothing else it was meant to be entertaining, which is what Hollywood’s trying to do,” he said. “We have to remember they’re not trying to tell the story from a faith perspective at all.“That means they change the story based on what people want to see and hear” but the popularity of such movies can “also be a conversation-starter for people to open up the Bible in the first place,” added Riffee, 28.He hopes to use his “movie theology ministry” to engage families and children, because biblical themes are prevalent in all sorts of media, and whatever the movie, “if we believe with our lens that there is always a connection we can engage the entire world and find holiness in it.”For example, he said, “Noah” could be considered through the lens of maintaining creation and even become an entrée to a discussion about global warming and environmental justice.He believes it’s good that “they’re even trying to do the stories. Whether the church goes and sees it or attacks it, people are going to see it and we have no control over that. Some will see [“Exodus: Gods and Kings”] because they like Christian Bale. We can do something about it in responding to it happening, engaging it, dispelling some of the stuff we don’t think it’s really trying to say.”Even television programs such as “South Park,” often considered “one of the worst shows on TV,” spark worthy conversation, Riffee said. “I wasn’t allowed to watch it, I had to go to a friend’s house to see it, but the idea was to express a point by showing extremes to the ridiculous.“If you’re able to get past that, they actually have something deep and meaningful to say, and they also engage a lot of religious topics. There’s always a nugget you can take away, because they try to portray a central truth that everybody hopefully can agree upon.”Missouri ‘film forum’ guides believers on journey of discoveryJim Andris, 76, of St. Louis, Missouri, said the first time he saw the epic “The Ten Commandments” starring Charlton Heston, he believed the movie was gospel.Charlton Heston plays Moses in the 1956 movie “The Ten Commandments.” Photo: Wikimedia Commons“Since then I’ve traveled a long path of spiritual investigation,” Andris told ENS. “I grew up on those grand Hollywood visions of the patriarchs in the Bible. At the time, I saw those movies as helping us. I uncritically saw them as doors into understanding the message of the Christian scriptures.”Now, he views the movies, as well as the biblical stories themselves, as intending “to tell us something about the way we should live our lives. There’s some truth, if we dig for it; we each have our own interpretation.”Besides, said the retired university professor who now attends Trinity Episcopal Church in East St. Louis, “there’s this fascination with holy battles, or with right-versus-wrong battles where you see hour after hour of the most incredible, unbelievable carnage … with louder sound, and unbelievable graphics. At one level, I think it’s all just baloney. I can be entertained, but that doesn’t get us closer to the truth.”He added that “the actual truth of Jesus Christ is not very exciting. Jesus Christ gave a nonviolent example and Hollywood seems to be obsessed with violence.”He credits a film forum series offered by another Trinity parishioner and long-time film critic Martha Baker with inviting deeper understanding of his own faith and theological themes in movie messages.Baker, a KDHX-St. Louis Radio film critic, has reviewed movies since 1977 and “purposely steers clear of films like ‘Noah’” for discussion by the parish forum.“I never have purposefully selected a film with what one might call a religious theme except maybe “The Way” with Martin Sheen,” the film about his character’s pilgrimage walking Spain’s El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, said Baker. “The other was a film about Hildegard of Bingen. Both were fabulous in and of themselves.”But some movies, like Mel Gibson’s 2004 “The Passion of the Christ,” she believes, actually hurt the Christian message. “It was one of the worst movies ever made, generally, and then when you add the specifics of the Christian part of that tone, it does more damage than good. It was hurtful to the greater Christian message.”Using ‘Fault’ to reach out to young peopleDirector of Children’s Ministry Lisa Brown maximized the opportunity for discussion and for outreach when the movie “The Fault in Our Stars” was filmed at her parish.Released in June, the movie was based on the book of the same name, by Episcopalian John Green.“He was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He’s known for his Crash Course videos on YouTube, mostly history lessons, and kids watch. Anytime you have an opportunity for the church to be connected to something so culturally relevant, we have an opportunity to reach out to a lot of kids.”Although some were disappointed in the film’s portrayal of church and clergy, the movie sent a powerful message in a time when many young people may view the church as irrelevant or ineffective, Brown said, because the young couple returned to the church at a crucial moment in the movie.Her youth group “was giddy to have something so tremendously cool associated with their church,” she recalled.The church staged a premiere of sorts the evening of the film’s release, with a red-carpet gala open to all young people, Brown said. “We worked with a local movie theater, we rented a red carpet, the congregation made appetizers and food. Some kids wore prom apparel, some T-shirts,” she said.It was a wonderful experience, but Brown said that, while “you can look at any movie through a Christian lens or perspective, I’m always leery because I think sometimes there’s a lot of reinterpretation that is not necessarily reflective of the way I’d use the story as a Christian educator.“There’s such a broad spectrum of even Christian beliefs … that I don’t want someone to make assumptions about what I believe based on what was portrayed in a movie. Anytime you take a story out of context, it can be problematic.”– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA William A. Flint, PhD says: Rector Collierville, TN Frank VanDevelder says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ December 17, 2014 at 11:06 am Is it possible that the attraction to the Old Testament IS the fact that the stories lend themselves easier to Hollywood story telling? And, is it also possible that a great many goof folk who are Christians are essentially Old Testament Christians, caught up in the God of seeming immediate action, more seeming black-and-white answer over against what they perceive as a less up-front, black-and-white New Testament offering? Just wondering. Thank you. Kale, Priest Tssf Rector Shreveport, LA Canon Kale Francis King says: Bob Chapman says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments (6) Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ann Fontaine says: 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY December 16, 2014 at 10:30 am It is good to use imagination in the telling of Biblical stories. From the beginning of time, humans told stories. Where the real issue comes to play is when we (living today) try and do put words in the mouth of the story tellers (of yesterday). I think most faithful folks would enjoy a good movie about Noah, Moses or Jesus. They know it is just a movie and not real. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN By Pat McCaughanPosted Dec 16, 2014 December 16, 2014 at 12:08 pm First of all, since no one living today was actually present in any of the level of the stories in the Bible, I think it is fruitless to debate what is “correct” or “incorrect” about them. Even the most fascinating story is someone’s idea. So, debating ideas with other ideas seems pointless, but can provide some entertainment. As far as Hollywood being interested in violence….not as violent as the Old Testament ! The Old Testament has an incredible amount of violence, and graphic I might add, that Hollywood is tame compared to that! To even get through the stories of the O.T. for anyone younger than a pre-teen a lot of it has to be deleted! I also don’t know quite what the fixation on the O.T. is as far as followers of the New Testament is. The New Testament focus is very different than the O.T., but I’m noticing more emphasis is being put on the O.T. Basically, the Bible is a collection of stories, and whether you believe them or not is up to the individual. Debating their accuracies is always going to be in the mix. And we are fans of South Park. “Raunchy” is not the description I would give it. It is a lot of things. And pokes fun at a myriad of situations, beliefs, historical events, etc. etc. I was fortunate to be able to attend a panel with the creators of South Park last year, and they are unique in creative perspective. I was in elementary school when the “Ten Commandments” movie came out. I have seen it off and on on T.V. since then. The special effects for that time still hold up pretty well. It is entertaining. And no one was worried about being accurate. Cecil B. DeMille knew how to make a movie! And Charlton Heston will be the best Moses permanently! I do have one bone to pick-leave the young children at home for these Bible movies please. In my opinion, the Old Testament is adult material, whether you are religious or not. Rector Smithfield, NC December 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm Most movies that attempt to follow the biblical story literally are terrible movies. But movies that use the biblical story as a springboard for artistic interpretation offer great opportunities for probing discussion and should be encouraged, with one exception. I have come to the conclusion that it is virtually impossible to make a good movie on the life of Jesus, and I would like to see them banned. Of course that won’t happen and they will continue to be made. Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC December 16, 2014 at 10:17 am Think of them as Midrash– telling the old stories and filling thoughts and ideas. They would be terrible movies if they followed the Bible exactly or only Christianized versions of them. Noah told the story of our present-day flood of climate change and ways people will deal with events like this. Run away with a select group, kill or be killed, or ?? G-Dcast does not see Noah as a true righteous man. He follows what he thinks God is saying – but they hold up the dove who came back as truly righteous because she came back for the others. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Religious-themed movies – helping or hurting the Christian story? The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service December 22, 2014 at 10:56 am Did these people in the article see the same _Noah_ that I saw? It told the specifics leading up to the Flood more literally than most depictions. The tie-in to Creation was beautiful. The biggest reading into the story was what was essentially reading the offering of Isaac into the this story. I think that this offering of grace balanced the stern law.Who says that Noah wasn’t a bit crazy? Would a sane man build an ark? 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House AGVA / De Gouden Liniaal Architecten

first_img “COPY” Year:  Area:  115 m² Area:  115 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/605718/house-agva-de-gouden-liniaal-architecten Clipboard House AGVA / De Gouden Liniaal ArchitectenSave this projectSaveHouse AGVA / De Gouden Liniaal Architecten Houses House AGVA / De Gouden Liniaal Architecten Belgium “COPY” 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/605718/house-agva-de-gouden-liniaal-architecten Clipboard Photographs Projects CopyHouses, Renovation•Antwerpen, Belgium 2009 Architects: De Gouden Liniaal Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily photographs:  van Eetveldt + NyhuisPhotographs:  van Eetveldt + NyhuisClient:AG VespaBudget:€ 211.000 (exl. VAT)City:AntwerpenCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© van Eetveldt + NyhuisRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. As part of the city of Antwerp’s Land and Property policy, AG Vespa (“Autonomous Local Enterprise Real Estate and city projects for Antwerp”) purchases run-down properties in disadvantaged neighbourhoods and seeks, by regeneration or renovation, to provide positive incentives in and around the city centre to contribute to a better living environment. This project is located in the Lange Beeldekensstraat, near the De Coninckplein and Antwerp Central Station.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe limited allowance for building and the enclosed situation at the rear of the building demanded to stack the different spaces. The living spaces were divided into a double height ‘bel-étage’, whereby a maximal amount of natural light enters the house through the southern rear of the house. The sitting area is elevated on top of the high walls of the patio and thus the closed character of the home is compensated by a broad view over the internal area of the block.Save this picture!© van Eetveldt + NyhuisThe facade presents itself as a mosaic of bricks and at the same time wants to emanate a certain robustness and playfulness. Within the modular design of the bricks open spaces are left for window frames and doorways. The wooden exterior joinery compensates here the grey-blue lava appearance of the bricks.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessPopulous Wins Competition to Design Bristol’s £90 Million ArenaArchitecture NewsFR-EE Among 6 Shortlisted to Envision Atomic Energy Pavilion in RussiaArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© van Eetveldt + Nyhuis+ 16 Share CopyAbout this officeDe Gouden Liniaal ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationAntwerpenHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBelgiumPublished on March 17, 2015Cite: “House AGVA / De Gouden Liniaal Architecten” 17 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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TCU knocks off Baylor in overtime thriller, 28-21

first_imgReddIt Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU fans cheer for their team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) printThe No. 19 Horned Frogs ended their regular season in dramatic fashion Friday night, knocking off the No. 7 Baylor Bears 28-21 in double overtime in a rain-soaked affair at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.It was the first time since 2012 that TCU defeated their arch-rivals from Waco, who handed the Frogs their only loss of the season last year.This time around it was TCU’s turn to rush the field, as the Frogs’ defense stopped Baylor on 4th and 1 in double overtime to seal the victory, capping off a second consecutive undefeated season at home for the Frogs.“We ran a play that we didn’t work all week, but we brought in the corners and somehow one of them got a hold of his legs,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said. “I guess sometimes practice is overrated.”TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin finished the night with 148 passing yards, recording two touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown in his return after missing last week’s game against Oklahoma with an ankle injury.“Games like this is what we come out here for, and we were able to come out with a victory tonight,” Boykin said.Outside linebacker Ty Summers had a banner night after being ejected from the Oklahoma game for targeting, recording a TCU single game record of 23 tackles. Senior tailback Aaron Green capped off his final home game as a Horned Frog with 77 rushing yards.After the start time was delayed 50 minutes due to lightning in the area, the game was a low scoring affair as the rain poured down on Amon G. Carter Stadium throughout the evening. The ballgame featured seven turnovers, including four lost Baylor fumbles, and 23 punts between the two teams.“All game long it was just hard for us to find a rhythm with the ball and for us to come out with a win like this is just unbelievable,” Boykin said.Baylor, who started third string quarterback Chris Johnson, struck first on the opening drive of the game when Devin Chafin ran into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown, giving the Bears a 7-0 lead. The Frogs would respond on the ensuing drive when Trevone Boykin found Jarrison Stewart for a 25-yard touchdown to knot the game at 7-7.Baylor would regain the lead soon after when Chafin recorded another rushing touchdown to put the Bears out in front 14-7. That would be final time Baylor scored before overtime.The defense came through in the 2nd quarter for the Frogs, when Josh Carraway recovered a Chris Johnson fumble for a 56-yard touchdown to tie the game at 14-14. That score would hold all the way until the end of regulation, sending the contest into overtime. It was the first time either team had been shut out for an entire half all season.One overtime would not be enough to settle the contest, as both teams struck for touchdowns on their first possessions. The Frogs began the second overtime with another score when Boykin found a wide-open KaVonte Turpin in the end zone for a touchdown, giving TCU a 28-21 lead. That would be enough to give the Frogs the win, as the defense came through to stop the Bears on 4th down on the ensuing drive.“What stood out tonight was not the ballgame itself, but the guys who played in it,” Patterson said.TCU students stormed the field as the their team defeated the Bears for the first time in three years. The Frogs eliminated Baylor from Big 12 title contention with the victory.“I didn’t think they were going to rush the field like that,” running back Kyle Hicks said. “That’s only the second time I’ve seen them do that. That’s what we do it for though. We do it for the fans.”Baylor’s 21 points scored on the evening was their lowest point total since 2013. The Bears were also held to only 335 yards of offense on the night.The Frogs finish the season with a 10-2 overall record and a 7-2 Big 12 record. The Big 12 conference champion will be decided tomorrow night when Oklahoma State hosts Oklahoma in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on ABC. + posts Twitter Linkedin Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. 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Pasadena United Reformed Church: The Three Forms of Unity

first_imgFaith Essays & Inspirations Pasadena United Reformed Church: The Three Forms of Unity From the URC Learning Admin Published on Friday, March 2, 2012 | 3:36 pm 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Make a comment Community News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img The Bible assumes that Christians continue to sin, corrupting the church over time, and that they should therefore always be attempting to reform the church, to put it back in accordance with biblical teachings and practice.During the sixteenth century, Roman Catholics chose to stop participating in this process and actually condemned those who attempted such reform. Reformers were forced outside of the Roman Catholic Church and participated in the Reformation in Protestant churches such as the Lutheran, Anglican, and Reformed.From 1618 to 1619, the Reformed churches from dozens of countries throughout the world sent representatives to meet at the Synod, or Council, of Dordrecht. There, they collectively stated their faith and summarized biblical teachings with three documents, or forms, of unity: the Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, and Canons of Dort.The United Reformed Churches in North America are descendants of this international Reformed movement and offers these statements of faith as summaries of biblical teaching.The Church has always stated its faith for many reasons and these Three Forms of Unity perform many roles. They summarize biblical teachings such as the doctrines of the Trinity, the Incarnation, Predestination, Justification, and the Church. They allow members to gather together around shared beliefs about fundamental teachings in the Bible, and thereby relegate non-essential doctrines not specifically addressed (political positions, educational platforms, etc.) to personal opinion lest the church needlessly split. They also help others understand what we believe and thereby provide a basis upon which ecumenical unity can be built.Different types of documents serve different purposes. Catechisms, such as the Heidelberg Catechism (written in Heidelberg, Germany) are documents written in a question-and-answer format that help explain biblical teaching to children and those new to the faith; the Heidelberg is divided into 52 Sundays, or Lord’s Days, which allows it to be worked through in a year. Confessions, such as the Belgic Confession (written in Belgium) explain various biblical teachings. Finally, canons, such as the Canons of Dort (written at the Synod of Dordrecht), are series of technical responses to specific theological issues.These documents were originally written in Greek, Latin, French and German. The English translations of the four ecumenical creeds (Apostles’, Nicene, Athanasian and Chalcedonian) and the three forms of unity (Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession and Canons of the Synod of Dordrecht) were created and reviewed by various individuals, including pastors and elders in the URC.The English translation of the three forms of unity offered here may look different than others. Many modern English editions are translations of translations or the products of various alterations and additions to the text of the documents including scriptural citations and dubious historical notes – the vast majority of these have serious problems.The Belgic Confession offered here is a new translation. A new translation was necessary because current English editions select specific versions of the confession, used only in limited locations for limited periods of time, as the sources of their translations. The international churches, however, gathered together at the Synod of Dort and collected these versions and edited them (added to them, subtracted from them, and re-wrote entire articles). The text of the Belgic Confession that the churches produced at Dort represents the consensus of the international movement from which the URC traces its roots and it serves as the basis of this new translation.The sources of the Heidelberg Catechism and Canons of Dort used at Dort could not be precisely identified and so no new translation was made. For the Canons of Dort, the translation of the CRC’s Psalter Hymnal is offered, for the Heidelberg Catechism, a typical amalgamation without textual pedigree but rendered in modern English and bearing bible verses.Pasadena United Reformed Church, 226 W. Colorado Blvd., Arcadia, (626) 437-4944 or visit www.pasadenaurc.org. HerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Personalis to Present at the BTIG Virtual MedTech, Digital Health, Life Science and Diagnostic…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Personalis to Present at the BTIG Virtual MedTech, Digital Health, Life Science and Diagnostic Tools Conference Twitter Previous articleSuperfood-based Packaged Snacks Market Research Report- Pandemic Analysis Based on Nuts Grains Seeds, Edible Seaweed, Superfruit Products | TechnavioNext articleXencor to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 TAGS  Twitter MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Personalis, Inc. (Nasdaq: PSNL), a leader in advanced genomics for cancer, announced today that its management team will present at the BTIG Virtual MedTech, Digital Health, Life Science and Diagnostic Tools Conference on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. About Personalis, Inc. Personalis, Inc. is a leader in population sequencing and cancer genomics, with a focus on data, scale, efficiency and quality. Personalis operates one of the largest sequencing programs globally and is currently the sole sequencing provider to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Million Veterans Program. In oncology, Personalis is transforming the development of next-generation therapies by providing more comprehensive molecular data about each patient’s cancer and immune response. The Personalis ®ImmunoID NeXT Platform® is designed to adapt to the complex and evolving understanding of cancer, providing its biopharmaceutical customers with information on all of the approximately 20,000 human genes, together with the immune system, from a single tissue or blood sample. The Personalis ®Clinical Laboratory is GxP aligned as well as CLIA’88-certified and CAP-accredited. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005143/en/ CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Caroline Corner [email protected] www.westwickepartners.com 415-202-5678Media Contact: Jennifer Havlek [email protected] www.personalis.com 650-752-1300 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH PHARMACEUTICAL ONCOLOGY HEALTH GENETICS CLINICAL TRIALS SOURCE: Personalis, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 04:01 PM/DISC: 02/04/2021 04:01 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005143/encenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

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Federal Reserve: Consumer Optimism Rises

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Federal Reserve: Consumer Optimism Rises Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Federal Reserve: Consumer Optimism Rises About Author: Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Federal Reserve Bank Survey of Consumer Expectations 2019-07-08 Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago July 8, 2019 952 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: Lawmakers Spar Over Zombie Properties Legislation Next: Re-examining Lenders’ False Claims Act Liability Tagged with: Federal Reserve Bank Survey of Consumer Expectations Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s June Survey of Consumer Expectations found that respondents were more optimistic regarding their financial situation and the labor market. Expectations on the U.S. unemployment rate, finding a job, and losing one’s job all improved. Consumers’ expectations of an increase in the average interest rate on savings accounts over the next year declined to their lowest level since May 2015, according to the survey. The report states that median home price change expectations were stable at 3% in June, which is the seventh-consecutive month at this level. CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index (HPI) revealed national home price rose 3.6% year-over-year in May 2019.The report adds that CoreLogic is forecasting prices to increase 5.6% from May 2019 to May 2020. The May 2019 gains was lower than the 6.4% increase of May 2018, but a slight increase from March 2019’s 3.3%. According to the Federal Reserve Bank’s survey, median expected household income growth increased to 2.9% in June from 2.8% in May. Median household spending growth expectations decreased from 3.5% in May to June’s 3.3%.The latest jobs report released last week  revealed the economy added 224,000 jobs in June, the most January. “After May’s weaker jobs data, which was revised even lower today, the June report takes on new importance as a sign of whether the May data was a one-month blip or the start of a new weaker trend,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for realtor.com. “The 224,000 jobs added in June are a strong bounce back and will likely make the Fed less inclined toward rate cuts later this month, especially as the unemployment rate still hovers near 50-year lows at 3.7%.” The unemployment rate of 3.7% is marginally higher than what was reported in May, and the number of unemployed people came in a 6 million. Data also found the labor force participation rate came in at 62.9%, which is marginally higher than May’s 62.8%.  The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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