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first_img Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap BT’s Tech Mahindra stake eyed Tags: NULL whatsapp Private equity firms including Apax Partners and Providence Equity have shown interest in buying BT Group’s stake in Tech Mahindra that is likely to be valued at $830m (£522m). BT has restarted discussions to sell its holding in Tech Mahindra following the restatement of financial numbers by the Indian IT services firm’s unit Mahindra Satyam.The British firm, which holds about a third in Tech Mahindra, is expecting a 30 per cent premium over the current market price for the stake sale, valuing the deal at more than 37bn rupees (£522). Tuesday 5 October 2010 8:34 pm Share KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

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first_imgPuma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Puma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Puma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Puma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm)  2006 annual report.Company ProfilePuma Energy Zambia Plc markets and distributes petroleum products and lubricants in Zambia; ensuring a secure, safe and affordable supply to the following sectors: business-to-business, retail, lubricant, aviation, bitumen, liquefied petroleum gas, storage, supply, bunkering, wholesale, marine systems and refining. It also owns 53 service stations, located in the main towns and cities of Zambia. Puma Energy Zambia is a subsidiary of Puma Energy International BV; a global energy business with integrated midstream and downstream operations in 50 countries across five continents. The Puma brand was created in Argentina in 1929 and founded to transport and market crude oil and its by-products. The energy company has undergone exceptional growth and now boasts an international footprint that includes the Americas, Africa, Europe and Middle East/Asia Pacific. Puma Energy Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgNew Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. Junior ISA: I think these UK shares are perfect for your kids Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. David Barnes | Friday, 21st August, 2020 David Barnes owns shares in Smith & Nephew, Boohoo, Hargreaves Lansdown, Blue Prism and Experian. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group, Experian, and Hargreaves Lansdown. 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 have two (mostly) lovely little boys. I’ve chosen to set them up with a stocks and shares Junior ISA. In this article I’ll explain why I made that choice and what type of shares I’m investing in for them.Investing for children: how does it work?The government announced that for the 2020/21 tax year, the amount you could invest for children into a Junior ISA was increasing from £4,368 to a whopping £9,000.5G 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…Much like the adult version, the money grows tax-free — there’s no income tax or capital gains tax on any profit.Only parents (or guardians) can open a Junior ISA, but anyone is able to pay into them. You can open a Junior ISA for any child under the age of 18.There are two types of Junior ISA. Cash or Stocks and Shares. You can hold a maximum of one of each type at any one time.Two points to note though. First, the money is locked away until the child is 18. If you think you might need it sooner, maybe another form of investment may be better suited. Second, when your child turns 18, control of the account legally passes to them.What am I buying for the Junior ISA?The best cash Junior ISA rate that I could find currently offers 3.25%. That’s not too bad at all especially considering adults are lucky to get 1%.But with a near 20-year investing horizon ahead to even out any bumps in the market, I’ve opened a Stocks and Shares Junior ISA for my children instead.With such a long investment time period ahead I’m focusing on UK growth shares for my investments. And I think the recent stock market crash has served up some great long-term opportunities.I’m confident that FTSE 100 healthcare company Smith & Nephew can continue to grow and I think the recent crash in the Boohoo share price has opened up a good buy-and-hold opportunity.More people are investing in their retirements and taking an interest in their own personal finances. I think listed investment platforms AJ Bell and Hargreaves Lansdown have a lot of growth ahead of them.The last long-term trend I am investing in for my children is technology. In my opinion, AIM-listed robotics specialist Blue Prism has a huge market opportunity to grow into. And with more companies relying on data analytics and big data to inform their decisions, FTSE 100 credit rating company Experian looks expensive but could be far bigger in 20 years’ time.Hopefully this gives you some food for thought for your own Junior ISA investments. And it should help your kids to grow up seeing the stock market as a way to build long-term wealth. You can find plenty more ideas at The Motley Fool. See all posts by David Barneslast_img read more

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first_imgWelby reiterates dilemma he says he faced over inviting same-sex spouses to Lambeth In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Anglican Consultative Council, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Anglican Communion, Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby spent about 70 minutes the evening of May 1, the fourth day of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Hong Kong, answering questions from ACC members and staff. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Hong Kong] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby continues to be asked about his decision to exclude the same-sex spouses of bishops invited to the 2020 Lambeth Conference.“For some reason, I thought that question might come up,” Welby replied when Oklahoma Bishop Edward J. Konieczny asked him during an evening question-and-answer session here May 1 to elaborate on his decision and his thoughts about how to work through the disagreements in the communion over human sexuality.This is the second time Welby has addressed the issue here. The day before the Anglican Consultative Council, or ACC, began its 17th meeting, Welby said during an April 27 news conference that the council cannot discuss his decision because the ACC constitution precludes the group from dealing with doctrinal matters.“I think I would put it very simply,” Welby replied to Konieczny. “We are deeply, profoundly divided over the question of human sexuality.“I find myself deeply torn,” he said, adding that he has publicly said numerous times that he is “personally conservative” on the issue of marriage equality.“But I am equally convinced that it may be that I am wrong. I think that part of Anglican theology is always an assumption that we need to go on listening. Anglican theological method never closed things down finally apart from those things that are in the creeds,” Welby said. “Secondly, I do not believe this is a church-splitting issue.”The archbishop said he is often accused of “preferring unity over truth,” an accusation he called nonsense because one cannot have “truthless unity” or “divided truth” in the church.Welby said he believes that “the Bible, properly interpreted, is the final source for matters of faith and practice.” Nowhere in Paul’s two letters to what Welby called a divided and dysfunctional church in Corinth does Paul tell them he is going to abandon them and start over someplace else, Welby said.Human sexuality is “an incredibly important issue,” Welby said, adding that he tries to remember this is about people. “They’re not a problem or an issue; they’re people, they’re human beings with deep profound feelings, with a desire, as every human being has, for affection, intimacy and love,” he said.The job of the archbishop of Canterbury, and of every bishop, is to be a “focus of unity,” Welby said. “Therefore, I find myself caught in a really difficult position where we seek to bring everyone together, to look at these questions together, to see if we can learn to do so lovingly, to disagree well, to learn to love one another profoundly and deeply, and to respect each other’s human dignity. And there’s a lot of way to go on that.”Speaking specifically about the 2020 Lambeth Conference, Welby said he was faced “with a really difficult decision, because an awful lot of people would be excluded by the inclusion of other people, and they’re people in really bad places. I love them and I love the people who I’ve not felt able to invite. I’ve got no better answer than that.”The archbishop said he hopes “we can get to the point that, God willing, we can love one another deeply” but “we’re a long way from that.”“We can only do it if we decide together to do it. We can’t do it if any individual part of the church says, ‘I’ve got to win and everyone else has got to lose.’ It doesn’t work that way.”Read more about itACC background is here.Ongoing ENS coverage of the ACC is here.The Anglican Communion News Service is also covering the meeting here.Tweeting is happening with #ACC17HK.The bulk of the meeting is taking place at the Gold Coast Hotel, about 45 minutes from central Hong Kong.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. 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first_imgAcross U.S., demonstrators linked labor struggles with migrant solidarity, women’s issues, LGBTQ+ lives, and more. Here, workers chant ‘Resist!’ as they march in Washington, D.C.Calls for a Women’s Strike ignited International Women’s Day in the U.S. on March 8. Organizers were following up on the massive Jan. 21 women’s protests, held on all seven continents, against the inauguration of the extreme-far-right Donald Trump administration.According to womenstrikeus.org, 50 U.S. actions on March 8 were part of a “new international feminist movement” to specifically defend “women who have been marginalized and silenced by decades of neoliberalism directed towards working women, women of color, Native women, disabled women, immigrant women, Muslim women, lesbian, queer and trans women.” They condemned not only the Trump administration’s woman-hating policies but also the U.S. “decades-long economic inequality, racial and sexual violence, and imperial wars abroad.”Also organizing for March 8 were U.S. sponsors of the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington, mobilized as “A Day Without a Woman,” to recognize “the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system — while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity.” (womensmarch.com/womensday)One Billion Rising, a campaign to end the exploitation of women, joined with labor organizations in a strong show of force at a demonstration at the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., under the banner “Women Workers Rising.” The protest was announced in solidarity with women marching around the world. Highlighted was the fight to end sexual harassment and violence against women workers “every day at workplaces across the country, in every occupation and industry.” (womenworkersrising on Facebook)The One Billion coalition included the African American Policy Forum, the American Federation of Teachers, Family Values @ Work, International Labor Rights Forum, Jobs with Justice, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Nurses United, National Organization for Women and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. Also present were OUR Walmart members from Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Colorado and California.Schools in both Alexandria, Va., and Chapel Hill-Carrboro, N.C., were closed on March 8 because of expected large staff absences due to the strike. In Ithaca, N.Y., organizers from the Women Strike and Decarcerate Tompkins County came together in a March for Incarcerated Women and Their Families. Under the slogan #SayHerName, they reached out to supporters: “We ask you to bring your body for the women who cannot; to remember our sisters who are behind bars.”This March 8 was not a day of polite lip-service and compliments to women. Instead it was “feminism of the 99%” with walk-outs and stay-homes from workplaces; rallies, protests and marches; workshops on how to organize at work, the history of women’s labor, how to leaflet your neighborhood; dance, music and theater performances; and a cry of “Resist, resist, resist!” ringing throughout the day.But most significant was the call for women to strike, issued at a mass level of organizing and appeal. This class-conscious rallying cry connected women’s struggle for liberation with workers’ power to withhold labor as a weapon against capitalism. The call “Women Strike!” reconnected International Women’s Day to its revolutionary socialist origins and promoted the hope that a new movement for women’s liberation is emerging, rooted in class struggle. Plans are already underway for participation in the May 1 Global Strike.Some participants in New York IWD discussion, March 11.In New York City, the International Working Women’s Day Coalition held an intergenerational, multiracial “Women Rise and Organize!” roundtable discussion on March 11. The meeting was dedicated to the fighting spirit of people’s lawyer Lynne Stewart, who died on March 7. In keeping with the coalition’s perspective that “every issue is a woman’s issue,” panelists from various groups discussed a wide array of struggles, including reproductive justice and health care; immigrant rights; public education; students with disabilities and the right to accessible, public transportation; affordable housing; war and occupation; Indigenous sovereignty; political prisoners; violence against women; Haiti; the right to organize; Black and trans lives matter; and more.Each issue was discussed within the framework of organizing goals and of challenges faced and lessons learned from organizing experiences. When the coalition meets again in early April, among various activities to be discussed will be support for for the Global May Day Strike. — Monica Moorehead Philly IWD march advances in solidarity.Hundreds of protesters gathered in early evening on March 8 at Logan Square in Philadelphia, then took to Center City streets to protest economic and political inequality as part of the global call for a “Day Without a Woman.” Earlier that day, city teachers had picketed before classes, with about 930 of them staying out of work and using the day to lobby the City Council on educational issues. Many joined the evening protest.As the march advanced, often against city traffic, signs and chants called for the inclusion of Black, Brown, immigrant, LGBTQ+ and Muslim concerns.  Speakers demanded solidarity with sex workers as well as low-wage workers fighting for the right to unionize. Others voiced outrage over the recent increased murders of women of color and transgender people. The march ended at Thomas Paine Plaza with an outdoor speak-out.    — Betsey PietteClose to 400 people took to the streets in Baltimore to protest on International Women’s Day. Called by the newly formed Women’s Fightback Network, the march attracted a diverse crowd of mostly young Black, Latinx and white women, though older activists also joined. The 77-year-old Rev. Annie Chambers, a veteran housing organizer, boldly led from her electric wheelchair despite continuous harassment from police, who threatened to arrest protesters en mass at several points.Stopping at the women’s jail, protesters demanded an end to mass incarceration, and then marched to the Douglass Homes public housing development for a speak-out on how women are exploited in public housing. Then the Women’s Fightback Network marched to the police station, past City Hall, and ended their event at McKeldin Square.Along with major issues facing women, including trans women, LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming women, the event addressed Immigration and Customs Enforcement violence against immigrant communities. Many chants and speeches were called out in Spanish.The WFN asked marchers to pledge support for anyone targeted by their boss, ICE or cops for participating in protests and strikes. The group’s next step in to organize for the Global May Day Strike.              — Sharon BlackRally in solidarity with global women’s struggles at Chicago Teachers Union.Along with several marches throughout Chicago on March 8, more than 300 women and supporters rallied at the offices of the Chicago Teachers Union. Led by a coalition of union, community and political activists, the speakers were predominantly women of color. The program was chaired by Christel Williams, of the CTU, representing the movement to create true sanctuary in Chicago Public Schools, protecting all children and families from ICE deportations and from the school-to-prison pipeline.Williams is one of hundreds of clerks threatened with layoff from their important service to parents, children and staff. The clerks are predominantly single women of color from the communities; they are also graduates of CPS schools and parents of children attending CPS schools.  Other union struggles addressed were those of day care and transit workers and of recently organized charter school teachers, who are preparing to strike in the coming week.Co-chairing the meeting was Adriana Alvarez, a McDonald’s worker from Fight for 15. A woman from Black Youth Project 100 highlighted the struggles of Black, queer, trans and gender-nonconforming people against recent violence and murder. There were performances by several groups, including a spoken-word piece titled “Pussy Grabs Back.”International connections were made by Rasmea Odeh, the Palestinian leader of Arab American Action Network, who spoke on the U.S. government’s case against her as an example of political repression. Nerissa Allegretti, from GABRIELA USA, talked of the growing movement for solidarity and justice for women around the world. — Jill WhiteSocialists in Houston, including Sabrina Smith and Nikki Luellen, FRSO members.In Houston the IWD celebration, organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, educated and motivated activists and students as well as some new to the struggle. Kinsey Tamsin, a trans woman and FRSO activist, spoke about daily obstacles trans people face. She praised socialist Cuba for the tremendous progress made through CENESEX, the Cuban National Center for Sex Education, on LGBTQ+ rights, including free sex-affirmation operations for trans people. Tamsin also praised Workers World Party member Leslie Feinberg as a trailblazer for trans liberation.Nikki Luellen, who works against police brutality, spoke eloquently about the horror that continues after people are murdered by the police. She cited the struggle of the spouse of Alva Braziel, who was shot and killed by Houston cops in the summer of 2016. Not a single cop has been charged, and the family is still fighting for justice. Luellen, a FRSO member and Texas Southern University student, works with Black Movement Media.Speaking about several revolutionary women, Sabrina Smith, also with FRSO, focused on Yuri Kochiyama, a U.S. citizen who survived the U.S. internment of Japanese people in camps during World War II. Kochiyama became a strong advocate for Black, Latinx, Native American and Asian-American liberation. Her friend, Malcolm X, died in her arms at the Audubon Ballroom in 1965.Gloria Rubac, speaking for Workers World Party, gave a history of International Women’s Day and its socialist origins. She explained that the material basis for women’s oppression was the beginning of class society, and how that oppression will only end when the capitalist ruling class is replaced by a socialist revolution.Rubac’s talk focused on five women. Emma Tenayuca, a San Antonio labor union organizer, was also a Communist Party member in the 1930s and 1940s. Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, an African-American trans woman and a Latinx trans woman, respectively, fought back against New York City cops in the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion. Assata Shakur, a Black Liberation Army member, was framed on murder charges, imprisoned and escaped to liberation in Cuba. Leslie Feinberg, a friend and comrade of Rubac, wrote the first Marxist analysis of trans liberation. Feinberg’s writings, read worldwide, include “Rainbow Solidarity with Cuba,” “Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to RuPaul” and “Stone Butch Blues.”FRSO leader Fabien Sneevliet updated the struggle of Rasmea Odeh, the Palestinian activist and former political prisoner in Israel facing a new U.S. trial for “immigration irregularities.” Odeh’s sentence was vacated, and experts will be allowed to testify on the role of torture in relation to her conviction.During the discussion, Janie Torres spoke about her brother, Jose Campos Torres, who was murdered by Houston cops 40 years ago. She and her family are organizing the Second Annual Joe Campos Torres Solidarity Walk for Future Generations on the anniversary of his death in May. Torres invited Braziel’s spouse and her family to participate.   — Joanne GavinSeveral thousand women and supporters rallied and marched in San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., on International Women’s Day. The demonstration, titled “Gender Strike, Bay Area,” started at Chelsea Manning Plaza with a rally and then marched to the ICE Detention Center in downtown San Francisco. A strong chant was “No borders, no nations, no deportations.”Later that night, another large rally gathered at Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland. Organized by the Oakland Women’s Strike Organizing Collective, protesters marched to Sheriff Gregory Ahern’s office to denounce him. Ahern has announced he will continue to cooperate with ICE.On March 11, a multinational rally and march of hundreds in San Francisco was led by GABRIELA SF, with the theme “Rise Against Fear, Resist Attacks on Our Communities and Unite for Self-Determination.”             — Terri KayFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_imgHank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Website| + posts Twitter Twitter printhttps://vimeo.com/162788047There is a group of women in Fort Worth that meet twice a month, but their meetings are more mystical than you might think.Raven Moon leads the local Witches of Fort Worth, a group dedicated to the understanding and implementation of witchcraft.The group is open to both witches and non-witches.Raven Moon said the group aims to welcome new witches and act as a meeting place for fellow devoted witches.Lorie Sanborn, whose aunts and grandchildren are witches, said this was her first time with the group.“I always thought it was just me and my aunts,” Sanborn said. “I wanted to meet other witches, and I’ve been wanting to explore even more.”Group members gather to listen to Raven Moon\’s discussion on candles, color and magic.Dorie Terrel has been a member since 2000 and said she would usually sit in on meetings to discuss ideas of witchcraft.LaJeana Davis is not a witch or a member of the group but has family ties to witches.“I’ve travelled everywhere since I was a kid,” Davis said. “Doing my own thing.”For this particular meeting, the group met at Cosmic Crow Collective in Arlington to discuss candles, colors and magic.Raven Moon, who has been in the group for 14 years, has been leading it since August.She says witchcraft is meant to help the earth.“The most important thing is an absolute love for nature,” Raven Moon said. “The most important thing I think a witch does is heal.”Raven Moon said there is a stigma against witches, but she has not had to face that stigma herself.Raven Moon passes out candles during her discussion on what lighting each candle represents.“I think people are only afraid of what they don’t know,” Raven Moon said. “You’ve got to have answers for people if they ask you about your faith.”She has also met many people who are nervous about “coming out of the broom closet.”“There are a lot of people who come to it anxious because of their work, their jobs, their bosses, or their kids in school,” Raven Moon said.According to Raven Moon, there are many covens throughout Fort Worth.Audio Playerhttp://www.www.tcu360.com/wp-content/uploads/the109/2016/04/Covens.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.She said that covens can vary in size, and there is no systemic order to them.“There is a strong witch presence,” Raven Moon said. “It is very free-form, though.”Their next meeting is April 26, and they will be covering the uses of cauldrons and fire. Previous articleThe Skiff: April 14, 2016Next articleWatson edges Thompson for student body president Hank Kilgore RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ TCU VGP (Ep. 17 – Valentine’s Updates, Overwatch and more) Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Linkedin TCU VGP (Ep. 19 – Xbox Game Pass, Horizon Impressions and more) TCU VGP (Ep. 18 – The Cost of Gaming, State of DLC and more) Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store center_img Hank Kilgore is a senior Journalism major and FTDM minor from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is currently Editor of The Skiff and the Student Life and Entertainment Managing Editor for TCU 360. You can often find him anywhere a superhero movie is being played. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Hank Kilgore Linkedin TCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 16 – Legion, Stranger Things 2 and more) Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook ReddIt Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ ReddItlast_img read more

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first_imgLinkedin Sean McNamara of Rapparee Productions with the Mayor of Rhodon, Claude Peschard laying a wreath in memory of French Major General and Governor of Limerick Marquis De Boisseleau at his tomb in Rhodon, France.A dramatic recreation of one of the most significant siege battles in Irish history will take place as part of major new Gathering event planned for Ireland’s ‘Treaty City’ this August. First Irish death from Coronavirus The organisers of “Sarsfield’s Day” in Limerick on August 10 say the event will not only commemorate the successful defence of Limerick City from the invading William of Orange but will also celebrate a forgotten Irish hero in Patrick Sarsfield.The event will feature 100 fully costumed Jacobean horsemen riding through the streets of Limerick for the first time in over 320 years, in a festival pageant commemorating Sarsfield’s historical ride to Ballyneety in August 1690 to intercept and blow up the Williamite munitions train. The act of sabotage ultimately ensured a successful defence of the walled city of Limerick and led to the Treaty of Limerick in 1691.The day will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display over the River Shannon in front of King Johns Castle, to re-enact the massive explosion created at Ballyneety, described as the loudest explosion ever recorded on the island of Ireland.“Sarsfield’s Day” is being organised by Rapparee Productions, which is hoping to expand the August’s pageant into an even larger event in 2014 when Limerick becomes Ireland’s first National City of Culture.“Sarsfield’s Day is primarily aimed at reminding the people of Limerick and Ireland of a largely forgotten figure in Irish history whose achievements as a military commander and patriot are often overlooked,” explained Sean McNamara of Rapparee Productions.“Against all the odds, Patrick Sarsfield successfully prevented William of Orange from capturing Limerick and with his French allies inflicted over 5,000 Williamite casualties, five times greater than those suffered by William’s army at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The fact that he was able to save the City and bring William of Orange to the negotiating table, or the ‘Treaty Stone’ in Limerick’s case, is symbolic of all that is courageous, honourable and patriotic among the Irish. We want to commemorate this milestone moment in Limerick and Irish history this coming August.”Amongst the other figures that will feature as part of Sarsfield’s Day is French Major General and Governor of Limerick Marquis De Boisseleau, whose experience helped save Limerick from destruction by the Williamite army. De Boisseleau would later go on to distinguish himself in many battles in France before being appointed Governor of Charleroi and promoted to the rank of “Marechal De Camp” in 1696.Mr. McNamara returned from a visit to Rhodon in France this week where he laid a wreath at the recently discovered final resting place of the Marquis de Boisseleau.“After many months of research, I recently located the burial place of Boisseleau and made a trip to France to commemorate this forgotten hero of Limerick in 1690. Together with the Mayor of Rhodon, Claude Peschard, I laid a wreath on Boisseleau’s grave on behalf of the people of Limerick, with a letter of appreciation from the Mayor of Limerick. He was the saviour of Limerick and it was an honour to commemorate his bravery, at his graveside”.Another local figure featured in next month’s Gathering event is Michael “Galloping” Hogan who famously helped Sarsfield, along with 500 horsemen, to blow up the Williamite Siege Train at Ballyneety. After the Siege ended, Hogan became a General in Louis XIV’s Army before joining the Portuguese Army in 1706. He went on to lead them against the Spanish in 1712 at the Battle of “Campus Maior”. Hogan, who was born in the East Limerick village of Doon, had the reputation of being one of the greatest horsemen in Europe. His descendants can still be found in Portugal, where he was known as “Miguel” Hogan.For more visit www.sarsfieldsday.com. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Email Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsLocal NewsDramatic recreation of the siege of LimerickBy Editor – July 8, 2013 1187 Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Twitter Previous articleLimerick murder trial adjourned as witness is hospitalisedNext articleLimerick man gets four life sentences Editor TAGSfeaturedfull-imageGalloping HoganMarquis De BoisseleauPatrick SarsfieldRapparee ProductionsSean McNamaraSiege of LimerickWilliam of Orange Print Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

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first_img Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 WP Engine Appoints Rob Charlebois Senior Vice President of Digital and Heather Buckingham Vice President of Brand Revenuecenter_img Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support Facebook AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, today announced the appointment of Rob Charlebois as Senior Vice President, Digital and Heather Buckingham as Vice President, Brand Revenue. Charlebois will report to WP Engine’s Chief Operating Officer Jason Teichman and Buckingham will report to Senior Vice President & General Manager – Enterprise Lisa Box. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005219/en/ WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, today announced the appointment of Rob Charlebois as Senior Vice President, Digital. (Photo: Business Wire) “We are so incredibly honored and excited to be bringing on such outstanding leaders in their respective fields,” said Jason Teichman. “Rob’s leadership role is a critical hire for WP Engine as we continue to make significant investments to build out our storefront and digital experience. Much like our customers, WPEngine.com is our window to the world, where our customers can learn about all our products, engage in our thought leadership and transact, which is a key strategic priority for the company. Rob and his team will play a critical role in continuing our success there.” “The timing of Heather’s joining couldn’t be better as we launch several exciting new offerings which promise to once again redefine enterprise WordPress and position WP Engine as the undisputed leader in WordPress,” said Lisa Box. “Heather will play a critical role in bringing these new products to many of the leading brands in the world.” Rob Charlebois Prior to joining WP Engine, Rob worked as the EVP of Global E-Commerce and Digital Marketing at Corel, a software company. At Corel, Rob was responsible for Corel’s digital, creative, analytics, and e-commerce efforts, which included over 30 corporate, community, and brand-focused global websites that served millions of users each day. During his tenure at Corel, Rob played a key role acquiring, integrating and growing several businesses, including companies like Parallels, Mind Manager, and WinZip. Before joining Corel, Rob worked in product management at N-Able Technologies and ComputerLand. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Ottawa. “Website performance and creative agility have never been more important for business owners,” said Rob Charlebois. “As a former customer of WP Engine and a long-time WordPress user, I believe WP Engine is the ultimate partner and platform for any business who does business online.” Heather Buckingham Prior to joining WP Engine, Heather was Regional Vice President of Sales at Khoros, a digital customer engagement software for enterprise brands and agencies. While at Khoros, she led an expansion sales team for large enterprise accounts across a variety of verticals. Currently, over 2,000 brands use the Khoros platform, including Samsung, GM and Visa. Before her role at Khoros, she worked as a strategist and analyst at a digital agency specializing in high-tech B2B clients, as well as running her own social media consulting firm. Heather holds a Bachelor degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire. “I’m so thrilled to join the WP Engine team at such a pivotal point in the company’s growth,” said Heather Buckingham. “I admire the way WP Engine lives its core values, and it’s exciting to impact the way these values shape our expanded solutions for enterprise customers.” For more information about WP Engine, its products or services, go to www.wpengine.com About WP Engine WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, powers the freedom to create on WordPress. We provide the most relied upon and trusted brands and developer-centric WordPress products for companies and agencies of all sizes, including Flywheel, Local and Genesis. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, WP Engine has offices in Brisbane, Australia; Kraków, Poland; Limerick, Ireland; London, England; Omaha, Nebraska and San Antonio, Texas. Read more at www.wpengine.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005219/en/ CONTACT: WP Engine Eric Jones [email protected] KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS PUBLISHING PUBLIC RELATIONS/INVESTOR RELATIONS MARKETING ADVERTISING COMMUNICATIONS SOCIAL MEDIA BLOGGING SOFTWARE INTERNET SOURCE: WP Engine Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005219/enCopyright Business Wire 2021. Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

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first_imgHome / Featured / Rising Compliance Costs Are Problematic for Home Builders  Print This Post in Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: JPMorgan Chase RMBS Deal First to Qualify Under Safe Harbor Next: Ask the Economist: Tight Inventory is an Effect, Not a Cause Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West Rising Compliance Costs Are Problematic for Home Builders Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago April 6, 2016 1,642 Views Share Save Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Home builders have hit a roadblock. The ramped-up regulatory environment has made it difficult for builders to produce affordable homes.Regulations put in place to protect the environment and to shore up local city finances are holding back affordable home building, according to a report by Jody Kahn, SVP of John Burns Real Estate Consulting.“Now, more than ever, the demand for affordable entry-level housing will need to be met by the resale market, since new homes have become permanently more expensive to build,” Kahn stated.In a survey of more than 100 home building executives across the U.S., John Burns determined what new home construction costs have come into play that did not exist 10 years ago and which markets have been affected most by regulation. Builders identified local issues with compliance in the Florida, Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, Texas, Southwest, California, and Northwest markets.John Burns’ National Issues Mentioned Over and Over by Home Builders:$5,000+ per house erosion control costs. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) compliance costs, even in areas that rarely get rain, can now total $5,000+ per home plus fines for noncompliance. Many builders hire newly formed companies to plan, sandbag, sweep, monitor, photograph, and clean up the entire development every day, regardless of the weather forecast.$2,500+ energy code costs. Several builders in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and California cited $8,000 or more per house in new energy code costs.$750+ mortgage documentation and closing costs. While we expect the cost to comply with new mortgage documentation requirements to exceed $750 per home, one builder noted that the new TRID mortgage compliance rules alone have added at least that much.$5,000+ fire sprinkler costs. In at least 7 markets that we could identify, builders mentioned new requirements to install sprinklers in townhomes, as well as in single-family homes, at a cost of $5,000–$10,000 per home.Understaffed jurisdiction offices. Many planning and permit offices continue to operate with reduced staffing from the bottom of the housing correction, causing costly delays in plan approvals, building permits, and inspections.Utility company delays. Builders across the country complain of much longer than usual delays and rising costs associated with connecting electric, gas, phone, and cable services to new communities.”While virtually all of these costs appear to come with positive consequences for the environment, neighborhoods, or city finances, they also make it quite difficult for builders to build entry-level homes and, consequently, for the home construction market to recover to normal volume levels,”Kahn stated. “Rising construction costs push new home prices higher and out of the reach of many prospective buyers. Increasingly, home builders have been forced to serve only the more affluent home buyers.” Compliance Costs Home Building Regulations 2016-04-06 Brian Honea Tagged with: Compliance Costs Home Building Regulations Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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