Shareholders tell Mouchel to invite bids

first_imgThursday 27 January 2011 8:56 pm Share A NUMBER of major institutional shareholders have approached the chairman of embattled professional services firm Mouchel calling for a sale of the company.The key shareholders are understood to have told chairman Bo Lerenius they would like a sale of the firm, despite Mouchel having so far staved off several offers from engineering group Costain.They are understood to prefer a debt financed offer for the company, rather than see it continue to ride the uncertain public sector services market alone.“Most shareholders in my opinion want them [the board] to get taken out. They don’t mind really who does it. Costain would be fine, although they’d prefer cash. But if they can’t get cash then Costain paper would be better than Mouchel paper,” analyst at Arden Partners Geoff Allum said.The development comes as Mouchel announced a refinancing deal worth £170m until March 2014 with its lenders.However the deal is said to carry a charge as high as £7m in fees, which has raised concern among shareholders.Management at the firm, which last week received an increased £172m cash and shares offer from Costain, said they were “actively reviewing” all approaches and other options in order to enhance shareholder value. KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHappy in Shape[Gallery] A Marine rushes home to greet his wife, but is surprised when he sees herHappy in ShapeNinjaJournalistCareless Workers Caught In Shocking MomentsNinjaJournalistTrendscatchersMan Discovers Something Strange On His Property. When He Notices What It Is, He Realises That He Has Made A MistakeTrendscatchersDefinition.org25 Size Comparisons That Change The PerspectiveDefinition.orgParenting FactorLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonParenting FactorMagellan TimesJada Pinkett Smith Opened Up About Her Son Saying The Words No Mom Wants To HearMagellan TimesSaving Money Before Buying Solar Panels Read This FirstSaving Money Senior Living | Search AdsLuxury Senior Living In Scottsdale is Now Affordable! (See Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This Tonight (Genius!)Fungus Eliminator whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Shareholders tell Mouchel to invite bids Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgNMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Terry Smith says there are only two types of UK investor. Which is best?

first_img 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. Tom Rodgers | Monday, 26th October, 2020 Image source: Getty Images 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 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Tom Rodgers Terry Smith says there are only two types of UK investor. Which is best? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Terry Smith has built his reputation on being the UK’s best no-nonsense fund manager. He’s my kind of guy. As the head honcho at Fundsmith he’s driven market-beating returns for over a decade. And he’s got a specific piece of potentially life-changing advice for UK investors.   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…Investing one way is super-difficult and fraught with danger. Choosing the other option? It’s “safer and more profitable”, according to Terry Smith. So it’s a wonder anyone chooses the wrong path at all. It’s only our livelihoods and potential pension pot at risk, isn’t it?How it goes wrongWhen stock markets are volatile — like the FTSE 100 is these days — then UK investors start to think one thing is important. Buying shares at the very lowest, nailed-on, absolute bargain price point: so-called ‘timing the market’.This usually involves them holding back investments because they think a stock market crash may be coming. I can tell you now that I didn’t foresee March: the worst crash in 30 years that wiped a painful chunk from my net worth.Trying to ‘time the market’ requires sifting through thousands of tiny variables. Covid, Brexit, demand for oil, the weather, how a single investor feels on a Tuesday. Any one of them could change depending its interrelation to another variable. It’s maddeningly complicated. How to put it rightA much better way to invest, according to Terry Smith, is to use pound-cost averaging.“When it comes to so-called market timing there are only two sorts of people: those who can’t do it, and those who know they can’t do it“, he told the Financial Times earlier this year. The method has only four steps. Do the research. Pick the finest long-term investments available. Then set a specific monthly amount. Pay that into a Stocks and Shares ISA or SIPP every month. It’s the exact same principle that got a young Warren Buffett so enamoured with his brilliant mentor Benjamin Graham. In the skyscrapers and boardrooms across the Atlantic they call it dollar-cost averaging, of course. It’s why I’ve set a target of £333 a month to invest in my Stocks and Shares ISA. I’ve proven with maths that this amount will compound my cash to £1m, given enough time! It doesn’t require so many hours sat staring at screens. It’s less stressful. It doesn’t require a preternatural ability to see the future. In my view, and Smith’s, and Buffett’s, it’s an all round better way to live. Terry Smith rulesI get it. Stock portfolios can be addictive. It took me a while to learn this lesson and stick to it. But it’s provided me with much better results ever since I started.  I buy my preferred stocks and shares when they are valued at a higher price, and a lower price. I don’t have to wince at paying a little more, because it’s automated. And my hard-earned cash is working to create passive income for me while I sleep. Or watch TV. Or go golfing.If someone’s never heard of Terry Smith, by the way, the first thing I do is tell them to search him out. One of his best recent performances was at the Fundsmith Annual General Meeting 2020.  In a world of snake-oil salesmen sometimes it’s just nice to hear sensible advice from a born straight-talker.last_img read more

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Royal Dutch Shell shares: is this a great time to buy?

first_img See all posts by Stuart Blair “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Stuart Blair owns shares of Royal Dutch Shell. 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 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Oil stocks were some of the worst performers of 2020 and many oil companies are struggling to survive. The Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) share price itself is still 50% off its peak. However, the past few weeks have been slightly more favourable to oil stocks. Indeed, the price of Brent crude oil has now hit $56 per barrel.I also believe that Shell’s recent decision to acquire the electric vehicle (EV) charging company Ubitricity is a sign of progress. As such, with demand potentially continuing to increase throughout 2021, is it the right time for me to buy Shell shares?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The deal to buy UbitricityAlthough it was only announced yesterday, and the sum has not yet been disclosed, I believe that the deal to buy Ubitricity is a shrewd piece of business. This is despite the fact that Shell shares fell 3% on the day.Ubitricity operates the largest public EV charging network in the UK, and has also seen growth in France and Germany. I think the move to buy the company comes at a good time. Boris Johnson recently announced that the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles would be banned from 2030. A number of car companies, such as Volkswagen and Renault, have also increased electric car production this past year.This acquisition demonstrates Shell’s expansion into this fast-growing market. It also represents the company’s commitment to a net-zero emissions business. With climate change such a prominent issue within society right now, I believe this is essential for Shell’s longevity. This recent deal underlines a commitment to this future, and I think it will lead to gains in the Shell share price in the long term.Further factors to considerThe firm’s third-quarter trading update was actually fairly positive, considering the challenging environment. Indeed, profits of $489m represented a significant improvement in comparison to the $18.1bn loss in the second quarter. Gearing had also fallen by over 1% over the period, due to net debt falling. With the fourth-quarter update due at the start of February, signs of further improvements may therefore be met by gains in the Shell share price.Nevertheless, there are also negative factors to consider. For example, although the price of crude oil has been rising, lockdowns around the world may lead to falling demand, and tougher weeks to come. Joe Biden’s presidency may also lead to greater taxes, regulations, and restrictions on oil stocks.Would I buy (more) Royal Dutch Shell shares?Since news of the Covid-19 vaccine, the Shell share price has seen very large gains. This has reflected increased optimism within the oil market. But it’s still a long way away from its pre-Covid price. I already own Shell in my portfolio, and I’m tempted to add more. Although the long-term future of many oil stocks is in doubt, I believe Shell has shown sufficient commitment to renewable energy. This has included the sale of many of its assets, in order to invest further into renewable energy sources. The opportunity for further dividend growth in the next trading update may also boost investor sentiment. center_img Royal Dutch Shell shares: is this a great time to buy? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Stuart Blair | Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 | More on: RDSB 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. last_img read more

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Ireland 27-24 Australia: Five talking points

first_img Hard fought win: Peter O’Mahony celebrates the win over Australia Ireland capped a hugely impressive Autumn Series with an edgy win over an improving Wallaby side to leave Joe Schmidt’s side with high hopes of a successful 2017 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Whiff of CorditeIreland completed a memorable November series with a gritty win over the Wallabies on Saturday – with the falling bodies, it was a game reminiscent of the French game in the World Cup, or even the Italian fiasco that ended Declan Kidney’s tenure in 2013. The team hung in there during a disastrous third quarter where Australia were rampant, and the replacements in the pack gave critical momentum when it mattered. It had classic Irish Moral Victory written all over it, until it didn’t. So time for our quintuplets of educational happenings.World classIreland became the first team to beat each of the traditional Southern Hemisphere big three since England in 2003, and it’s a signature of the level Ireland are now playing at. Sure, South Africa are useless, but they were in 2003 too, and beating the All Blacks is itself good enough to put you in the conversation as one of the elite.Applying the coup de grace: Keith Earls scores the try that gave Ireland victoryNo-one is naïve enough to think the ABs aren’t the best around, but there is a second tier of England, Australia and now Ireland just behind. The challenge now is going to be backing up those lofty November achievements in March – anything but winning the Six Nations will now constitute a disappointment, given we face England in Dublin.Best in class coachingWhen Jared Payne went off, Ireland had Kieran Marmion on the wing and Joey Carbery at full-back – a perfect storm of tiny, inexperienced replacements. We’ve expressed scepticism about Marmion’s credentials as an international scrum-half, but his defence as a wing was absolutely awesome.Bigger they are: Keiron Marmion showed some real guts with his defensive effortHe was terrific with his positioning, made six tackles, and put in a technically perfect tackle on Israel Folau. Marmion’s cameo, and Carbery’s too, show how top-class technical coaching and intelligent players can compensate a defensive system for losses of the calibre of Kearney, Trimble and especially Payne.center_img A star is bornThe way a slippery, willowy Garry Ringrose ran back and through a small gap in the Wallaby defensive line to score a terrific try set many tongues-a-wagging and reminded people of ‘you-know-who‘ (spoiler: his initials are BOD).At a stretch: Garry Ringrose had a brilliantly composed game at No 12Ringrose was playing out of position, against one of the best teams in the world, and yet rarely put a foot wrong. This young fella is going to be around a very long time indeed.Depth at the coalfaceNow, Australia are hardly known for their teak-tough tight five forwards (James Slipper has 70 caps! Seventy!!), so this must be put into context. Still, Ireland were missing Sean O’Brien, Donnacha Ryan and Jordi Murphy from the matchday 23, yet had the ability to send on big men to make a big impact.Strong arm: Cian Healy made a difference when he entered the frayCian Healy and Peter O’Mahony were notable contributors to the Earls try, and the pack minced the replacement Aussie props on a couple of occasions. As against the All Blacks in Chicago, the bench turned the tide – it’s a nice habit to be able to get into. Bad luck with the officialsOn Sunday, confirmation came that Dean Mumm had been cited for dumping Tadhg Furlong on his head on Sunday. It looked a likely red until a bizarre conversation about dynamic driving into the turf, in concert Nigel Owens pushing for a yellow.Lucky boy: Dean Mumm can count himself lucky he didn’t get a red for a tackle on Tadhg FurlongMumm looked mighty relived but it meant, judging by citings, Ireland have now had four red card offences in four Tests against Southern Hemisphere teams (le Roux, Sam Cane, Malakai Fekitoa and Mumm) punished by three yellow cards. Are Ireland a bunch of mugs whose players get no protection from officials? Or merely unlucky?last_img read more

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El Consejo Consultivo Anglicano recibe de los neozelandeses una ‘desafiante’…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 29, 2012 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA De izquierda a derecha, Cyprus Morunga, Kahutia Maxwell y Pouoterangi Ngargopo comienzan su wero (desafío) maorí a la intención de los miembros del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano el 27 de octubre en el Centro de Actividades Telstra en Auckland, Nueva Zelanda. La Rda. Audrey Wilkinson, de pie detrás de los hombres, más tarde ofreció la karanga (el llamado) para dar la bienvenida a los visitantes. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg.[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, Nueva Zelanda] La juventud neozelandesa desafió al Consejo Consultivo Anglicano antes de que los miembros pusieran los pies en el umbral del Centro de Actividades Telstra el 27 de octubre (hora local) cuando tres jóvenes anglicanos maoríes, blandiendo taiahas (jabalinas), dieron una serie de pasos rituales, lanzaron gritos e hicieron gestos faciales con el objeto de determinar si los recién llegados habían venido con malas intenciones.Kahutia Maxwell, al centro, se dispone a depositar una rama frondosa frente al arzobispo de Cantórbery Rowan Williams para comprobar su reacción durante el wero (desafío) que es parte del powhiri o ceremonia de bienvenida para recibir al Consejo Consultivo Anglicano en Auckland. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg.Como parte del wero (desafío), Kahutia Maxwell, uno de los tres, deposito en el suelo una rama frondosa en el espacio que mediaba entre él y sus compañeros y los miembros del Consejo reunidos. Cuando el arzobispo de Cantórbery, Rowan Williams, recogió solemnemente la rama, resultó evidente que el Consejo no se proponía nada malo y, en consecuencia, Maxwell, junto con Cyprus Morunga y Pouoterangi Ngargopo, escoltaron a los miembros del Consejo a que ingresaran en el estadio.Una vez dentro, el  Consejo se vio sujeto a la karanga,  una forma de oratoria femenina, que se vale de gestos y expresiones corporales para dar a los visitantes la bienvenida al powhiri.Durante el whaikorero (el pronunciamiento de un discurso formal) que siguió luego, el Consejo escuchó palabras de bienvenida y diferentes retos de parte de los arzobispos que dirigen la Iglesia Anglicana en las tres tikangas de Aotearoa, Nueva Zelanda y Polinesia,  que son agrupaciones basadas en etnias. Len Brown, el alcalde de Auckland, también participó del whaikorero.Después de cada whaikorero, el grupo al que el orador representaba cantaba una waiata, o cántico. En el caso de Brown, él dirigió su propia waiata al cantar “¡Cuán grande es Él” en maorí.Representantes de la Iglesia Episcopal ante el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano desfilan en la procesión del powhiri el 27 de octubre en el Centro de Actividades Telstra en Auckland. Detrás del que porta el cartel, Josephine Hicks, el obispo Ian Douglas de la Diócesis de Connecticut y la Rda. Gay Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg.El powhiri fue el evento de apertura en la 15ª. Reunión del CCA que tiene lugar en Auckland, del 27 de octubre al 7 de noviembre.El arzobispo David Moxon, de la tikanga Pakeha, que incluye las siete diócesis de Aotearoa Nueva Zelanda, le dijo al Consejo que todos los asuntos que se discutirán durante su reunión son problemas de misión para los anglicanos de Nueva Zelanda, y les instó a recordar que “nadie aquí puede decirle a otro: ‘no te necesito’”.“Todos nosotros aquí juntos no podemos decirle a cualquiera de los demás que lo ha logrado todo, pero juntos cada uno de nosotros puede tenerlo todo”, afirmó.El arzobispo Winston Halapua de la tikanga Pasefika, que incluye la diócesis de la Polinesia, dijo que el CCA es “como un día de Pentecostés”.“Antes de que ustedes lean acerca de todas las deliberaciones y el resultado, hagan una pausa y miren el colorido del día de Pentecostés de la Comunión Anglicana”, dijo. Démosle un gran aplauso de bienvenida a ellos, y a su saber y a sus lenguas. Ellos traen consigo sus contextos”.Brown, el alcalde de Auckland dijo que los anglicanos fueron decisivos en la fundación tanto de Auckland como de Nueva Zelanda, llamándoles “los edificadores del alma de nuestra nación”. Él le dijo al Consejo que la Comunión Anglicana puede seguir siendo relevante en el siglo XXI mientras no pierda esa “pasión fundadora”.“Permanezcan en el corazón de la comunidad”, instó él, y contó una serie de relatos de anglicanos en Auckland cuyo ministerio está “en extrema necesidad.”“Nunca olviden eso, promuévanlo y atiéndanlo mientras vuestro espíritu los lleva hacia delante”, añadió Brown.“Amen a su gente, dennos orientación mientras edificamos esta bella ciudad y esta bella nación y, juntos, un planeta maravilloso, pacífico y tolerante”, afirmó, haciendo notar que Nueva Zelanda “se encuentra en la encrucijada de un audaz cambio cultural” en la medida en que intenta fusionar grupos étnicos muy diferentes.Un estudiante anglicano hace una pregunta como parte del foro de preguntas y respuestas que tuvo lugar durante el powhiri. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg.Al aceptar la bienvenida de la comunidad, Williams pidió oraciones “por una experiencia pentecostal, que lenguas de fuego nos toquen a todos en los próximos días, que aprendamos a escuchar mutuamente las lenguas y las experiencias y las perspectivas de los demás con todo el entusiasmo y la buena disposición con el que escuchamos la propia palabra de Dios”.Williams a su vez prometió que el Consejo oraría porque los “experimentos” del país de Aotearoa Nueva Zelanda, y de la Iglesia de Aotearoa, Nueva Zelanda y Polinesia “sean marcas y señales de la obra del Espíritu Santo en el mundo de hoy y señales de esperanza para un mundo en el cual conforme al plan de Dios y a la promesa de Dios uno de estos días todas las islas se levanten y canten”.Luego de los retos propuestos por los líderes de la provincia y el líder político de la ciudad, la desafiante bienvenida se intensificó cuando Williams, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori y el arzobispo Thabo Makgoba, de la Iglesia Anglicana de África del Sur, hicieron frente a preguntas durante el powhiri acerca de Dios, la teología y la naturaleza de la fe que les hicieran estudiantes de primaria y secundaria. Las preguntas fueron desde si era divertido ser obispo, a “¿Cómo puede usted estar seguro de que Dios existe?” pasando por qué clase de zapatos Dios se pondría si usara zapatos. Los estudiantes también les preguntaron a los tres sobre las mujeres sacerdotes y obispas y sobre el matrimonio de personas del mismo sexo.Jefferts Schori le dijo a Sadie Summit, que preguntó qué zapatos Dios se pondría, que Dios usaría zapatillas de baile porque Dios se complace en la creación. Makgoba respondió que botas de cazador porque Dios anda con nosotros y las botas de cazador “nos permiten ir adonde de otra manera no podríamos”. Williams dijo que Dios usaría el tipo de zapatos que él se pudiera quitar con facilidad cuando se encontrara con alguien que necesitara zapatos.Sobre un tema más serio, Williams convino con sus dos compañeros que si bien “justamente celebramos la manera en que el ministerio ordenado de las mujeres ha llegado a formar parte de la vida de tantas partes de la Comunión Anglicana” toda la sociedad debe prestar atención al problema mayor de la “dignidad y seguridad de las mujeres”.La cuestión, dijo él de “si vivimos en una sociedad que degrada a las mujeres, una sociedad que no le garantiza seguridad a las mujeres, una sociedad que vuelve la cara [para no ver] la violencia contra las mujeres” va a estar “muchísimo en nuestra agenda durante la próxima semana”.El estudiante Corey Anderson, haciendo notar que un proyecto de ley sobre el matrimonio de personas del mismo sexo se ha presentado ante el parlamento de Nueva Zelanda, preguntó lo que la Iglesia Anglicana tenía que decir al respecto.“La respuesta breve es que la Iglesia Anglicana tiene muchísimo que decir al respecto, pero no siempre lo mismo”, replicó Williams.“Para la vasta mayoría de los anglicanos en el mundo la idea de un matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo no es algo con lo que se pueden conciliar”, prosiguió. “Incluso aquellos que quieren decir que  algún tipo de vida en común pública reconocida para parejas del mismo sexo es algo bueno, incluso ellos no están totalmente seguros si llamarle matrimonio es correcto, si el ‘matrimonio’ conlleva todo el foco simbólico y teológico que ha tenido en la Biblia y en la historia”.Williams agregó que los desacuerdos deben concentrar a las personas en “otra serie de problemas muy delicados y difíciles” en torno al hecho de que los cristianos “han estado rechazando e incluso [han sido] violentos hacia las personas que sienten atracción por las del mismo sexo y que tenemos muchísimo de que arrepentirnos al respecto”.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori responde a una pregunta de un estudiante durante el powhiri preparado por los anglicanos de Nueva Zelanda para dar la bienvenida al Consejo Consultivo Anglicano a Auckland. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg.Jefferts Schori reconoció que “a muchas personas les ha resultado difícil oír lo que la Iglesia Episcopal ha dicho respecto a estos temas a través de su Convención General”.“Nuestra interpretación como Iglesia es que las personas con atracción hacia su mismo sexo buscan la misma capacidad de vivir en una relación pactada con otra persona a quien aman, que eso puede ser algo bueno, que los seres humanos no fueron creados para vivir solos —eso es lo que dice el Génesis— y que por tanto la tarea de la Iglesia es ayudar a todos los seres humanos a vivir en relaciones santas que puedan mostrar el amor de Dios a un mundo que necesita mucho de él”.La Iglesia Episcopal ha estado sosteniendo esta conversación durante 50 años, dijo Jefferts Schori, “y no todos estamos de acuerdo”.“Donde diferimos es en qué aspecto tiene [la relación pactada]”, agregó la Obispa Primada, “y es ahí donde el diálogo tiene su mayor posibilidad creativa. Dudo que todos lleguemos a ponernos de acuerdo alguna vez  en la fisonomía de una relación pactada o santa, y cuáles son sus límites, pero, si somos incapaces de sostener el diálogo, vamos a hacerle violencia a seres humanos que no deben vivir solos”.Definiendo la pregunta como “un asunto pastoral”, Makgoba dijo que hay pesar en todas las partes de este problema, añadiendo “lo que es importante es respetar la dignidad de cada persona como creada en Dios”.“Como uno de mis predecesores dijo una vez refiriéndose a esto: ‘el Espíritu Santo no ha concluido todavía con nosotros respecto a este asunto”, apuntó.Fueron estas respuestas las que llevaron a los tres a reconocer, respondiendo a otras preguntas, que no siempre es divertido ser un obispo o líder de una Iglesia.“Es inevitable tomar algunas decisiones en el nombre de toda la Iglesia y uno sabe que van a lastimar seriamente a algunas personas y uno tiene que estar consciente de la necesidad de estar con las personas lastimadas y hacer lo mejor que pueda”, dijo Williams, añadiendo que esa realidad respecto a la toma de decisiones no se limita a la Iglesia y sus obispos.Al preguntarle si resultaba divertido ser el líder de la Comunión Anglicana, Williams replicó, “depende de qué día de la semana me lo preguntes”.Luego pasó a hacer una distinción entre algo que es divertido versus algo que es jubiloso.“Y cuando le doy gracias a Dios por haberme llamado a este puesto, lo cual hago a veces  —a veces a regañadientes— doy gracias por la alegría, por el júbilo inesperado, aunque no sea exactamente divertido”.Una redifusión de la sesión de preguntas y respuestas puede encontrarse aquí.Antecedentes del CCAEl CCA es uno de los cuatro instrumentos de la Comunión. Los otros son el arzobispo de Cantórbery (que sirve como presidente del CCA), la Conferencia de Lambeth de Obispos Anglicanos y la Reunión de los Primados.Instituido en 1969, el CCA incluye a clérigos y laicos, al igual que a obispos, entre sus delegados. La membresía [del CCA] consta de una a tres personas de cada una de las 38 provincias de la Comunión Anglicana, dependiendo del tamaño de la feligresía de cada provincia. En los casos donde hay tres miembros, hay un obispo, un presbítero y un laico. En los casos donde se nombran menos miembros, la preferencia se le da a los laicos. La Constitución del CCA puede encontrarse aquí.El Consejo se reúne cada tres o cuatro años y la reunión de Auckland es la 15ª desde su creación.La Iglesia Episcopal está representada por Josephine Hicks, de Carolina del Norte; la Rda. Gay Jennings, de Ohio y el obispo Ian Douglas de Connecticut.Jefferts Schori asiste a la reunión en su carácter de miembro del Comité Permanente de la Comunión Anglicana, que se reunió antes del comienzo de la reunión del CCA. Douglas también es miembro del Comité Permanente.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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15 million not interested in the Net

Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 15 million not interested in the Net Fifteen million adults in the UK don’t plan to get online because they think the Internet is irrelevant to their needs. This is one of the findings of this year’s Which? Online Annual Internet Survey conducted by MORI. Still, one third of UK men now use the Net and one in five women go online regularly.Find out more from MORI. Howard Lake | 11 August 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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Tried and Tested Ideas for Raising Money Locally: Small and Medium-scale Events

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Cultural district to host festival honoring the arts

first_imgClaire Girman Community to host fundraiser Monday to support injured Fort Worth officer Linkedin Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ The109: Community hosts fundraiser to support injured Fort Worth officer Previous articleFrogs take on Texas Tech in Big 12 openerNext articleTCU alumna reportedly on next season of “The Bachelor” Claire Girman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Open Streets event closes roadway in order to open for people Sickle cell support group raises awareness, gives back to local doctors Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Claire Girman is a journalism major from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She’s fueled by college sports rage, literature and French press coffee. Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store center_img ReddIt Linkedin printTen cultural district locations are offering free admission this Saturday for the 10th annual Day in the District.The Arts Council of Fort Worth, museums and other attractions are hosting the event, which lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.“The whole purpose of this event is to make sure Fort Worth understands we have world class art museums and great performing arts right here,” said Dustin Van Orne, media relations coordinator at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.“It’s geared toward trying to get people aware of the cultural offerings in the community.”Van Orne said Day in the District helps to spread awareness of many free offerings by local museums and lets residents learn more about local art.“Trying to get to an amusement park or something like that, you can easily spend a couple hundred dollars in a day,” Van Orne said. “This is an opportunity to announce on a major level that there is always free stuff happening at the museums.”Participating museums include the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Kimbell Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.Van Orne said the event has a major impact on the community, but also on participating organizations.“For the performing arts groups, [the event] is really nice because a lot of these places don’t have Brick and Mortar facilities,” Van Orne said. “They’re small, volunteer-run performing arts groups, and they do it because they love it.”He said the turnout at Day in the District helps in building and expanding the audience for these organizations.The Galleries at TCU are also participating in Day in the District for the first time this year.“Although we are not technically located in the cultural district we wanted to be involved to show our support of the event which is important to the cultural life of the city and also remind visitors of what we can offer in our galleries,” said Sara-Jayne Parsons, curator at The Art Galleries at TCU.“I think our involvement also tells our students and campus community that the galleries value relationships with other cultural organizations and that collaboration plays an important role in the arts,” Parsons said.Parsons said Day in the District provides a learning experience for students to confidently present their work in a professional way.“We are also highlighting that our students can have a great art experience on campus, just steps away from their classrooms and daily routine,” she said. “Come to TCU – you can see exciting, international and local contemporary art on campus and a five minute drive away in the Cultural District.”In planning the marketing strategy for Day in the District, Van Orne said the Art Council and participating museums try to appeal to populations who don’t normally come to museums and galleries.“The good thing about Fort Worth is we have some of the best museums in the world,” Van Orne said. “What you get is world class museum experience and you don’t have to go far to see it.” ReddIt Facebook Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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