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Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) Q12015 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw)  2015 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Cash ISAs and buy-to-let. I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks to get rich and retire early

first_img Enter Your Email Address The volatile recent past of the FTSE 100 may persuade some investors that Cash ISAs and buy-to-let property are more attractive assets. After all, the FTSE 100’s market crash and subsequent rebound have caused a tremendous amount of uncertainty for all investors in shares.However, in the long run, the stock market could offer superior returns to Cash ISAs and buy-to-let. Therefore, while many large-cap stocks trade on low valuations, there may be a buying opportunity for long-term investors who are seeking to bring their retirement date a step closer.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…Cash ISAsThe main advantage of Cash ISAs versus FTSE 100 shares is their lower risk. Provided you have less than £85,000 held at any banking group, your deposit is fully covered under the financial services compensation scheme. By contrast, there is a very real risk of loss from buying shares, since the future prospects for the world economy are highly uncertain.However, investors who are expecting to generate inflation-beating returns from Cash ISAs may be disappointed. Low interest rates could remain in place for a prolonged period of time, since the UK economy may require ongoing monetary policy stimulus to overcome what has been a major shock. As such, amounts invested in Cash ISAs may produce negative after-inflation returns, thereby failing to bring your retirement date any closer over the long run.Buy-to-let propertyThe economic uncertainty caused by coronavirus may not yet have been evident in house prices. Low transaction volumes mean that this situation may persist in the short run, although it seems likely that house prices will experience a difficult period should the UK economy deliver negative growth.Even though interest rates may now be at historic lows, the outlook for buy-to-let properties may be relatively challenging. High house prices relative to average incomes and changing tax rules mean that the returns available to landlords on a net basis may be somewhat disappointing. As such, investing in buy-to-let property may not produce the high returns that have been delivered over recent years.FTSE 100 appealThe FTSE 100 may have experienced a volatile period in recent months, but its long-term track record continues to be strong. It has recorded an annualised total return in excess of 8% since its inception in 1984, and investors with a long timeframe may be able to generate similar returns in the coming years.In fact, history shows that buying shares following a market crash can lead to market-beating returns in the long run. With the FTSE 100 currently offering low valuations across a variety of sectors, now may be the right time to buy a selection of companies. This strategy carries the real risk of paper losses in the short run, but could help you to retire early as the index gradually recovers over the long term. 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. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 17th May, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Peter Stephenscenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. Forget Cash ISAs and buy-to-let. 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At 190p, are BP shares the best stock market bargain to buy right now?

first_imgAt 190p, are BP shares the best stock market bargain to buy right now? 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. Matthew Dumigan | Thursday, 29th October, 2020 | More on: BP 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 Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The BP (LSE: BP) share price has performed woefully over the last few months. In fact, since the beginning of the year, the company’s valuation has plummeted by a staggering 60%.So, at 190p, could it be the case that BP shares are now simply too cheap to ignore?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…Causes of the BP share price tumbleIn reality, the poor BP share price performance comes as no surprise given the circumstances. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the oil and gas supermajor has received one blow after the other. From a slump in the demand for oil to crashing prices, BP has been bleeding cash for some time now.As a result of the financial hardship and, like many other companies listed in the FTSE 100, BP was forced to slash its dividend in a desperate effort to preserve cash. Inevitably, this dealt another serious blow to the company’s share price. After all, BP has always appealed due to its bulky yield.What’s more, as revenues continued to slump, the company was forced to write down its assets and forecast lower oil prices in the future.But on Tuesday BP reported an underlying profit before tax of $1.2bn in the third quarter of 2020, which is a clear improvement over previous quarters. However, when compared to the $4.5bn profit over the same period last year, it pales in comparison.While at the present time it certainly remains a picture of doom and gloom at BP, I think investors like me who are searching for a bargain should look beyond the immediate future and consider the company’s long-term prospects. For example, I like the increasing shift towards renewables.A quick glance at BP’s future outlookWhile BP won’t cease to be an oil and gas company overnight, the industry titan is beginning to make the transition into the world of renewables. The group is planning a twenty-fold increase in renewable generating capacity, including vast increases in biofuel and hydrogen output.Investment into the renewables side of the business will be costly. But in spite of this, it’s something that could prove immensely worthwhile for the company in the long run, I feel. From every angle, the renewables industry looks set to be a lucrative market one day. Moreover, if any firm is capable of cementing itself as a major player in the sector, I’m confident it will be a well-established industry giant such as BP.In the meantime however, the company reckons it can break even on a cash basis with a Brent crude price of $42 a barrel, which seems a realistic long-term price target in my opinion.Final verdictUltimately, at 190p, I reckon BP shares are among the best stock market crash bargains to buy today. In my view, the potential rewards far outweigh the risks.In any case, considering the staggering under-performance of the company’s market valuation, I’m confident the shares are due a rebound. With that in mind, I would be prepared to hold for the long term and I think I could realise some attractive returns down the line. Ideally, this will be through a combination of share price appreciation and dividend payments. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Matthew Dumiganlast_img read more

Video: Sandye Wilson preaches at Vigil Eucharist for Curry’s installation

first_imgVideo: Sandye Wilson preaches at Vigil Eucharist for Curry’s installation Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Virginia Jenkins – Whatley says: Submit an Event Listing October 31, 2015 at 10:45 pm Dear Sandye,Thank you so much for this moving sermon on the eve of the Installation of our new Presiding Bishop. It should be read by all members of the Episcopal Church as we prepare to do the work of ministry where God has planted us. You continually inspire us all to preach better and to share the love of Jesus.Blessings and peace,The Rev. Monroe FreemanPriest Associate, St Paul’s-Atlanta GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group November 1, 2015 at 6:06 am Thank you, this sermon fills my heart and soul with hope, with determination and with love for the Church. Howard Williams says: Rector Smithfield, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Comments (5) Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Sandye A. Wilson, rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and Holy Communion in South Orange, New Jersey, preached at the Vigil Celebration and Eucharist, sponsored by the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE), in honor of the next presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael B. Curry.The service was held on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. EDT at the D.C. Armory.A video of the full service follows. Wilson’s sermon begins at 41:50 and the full text is below.Sermon for The Vigil Eucharist for the Installation of The 27th Presiding BishopSaturday, October 31, 2015The Armory, Washington DC 11 AMThe Reverend Canon Dr. Sandye A. Wilson God is good…all time.Let us pray:Let us be still and know that we are not God!Let us be aware of God’s continuing and compassionate presence.Let us be sensitive to our particular strengths and weaknesses.Let us be open to new faces, new ideas, new ways.Let us be quiet long enough to hear God’s voice and long enough our neighbor’s cry.Let us be fair, let us be friendly, let us be faithful.Let us be adults in the world and yet still always be Children of God.Amen.Good morning saints!  What a joy it is to be with you in this place, in this community, on this great getting up morning!  Thanks be to God for this time together. You are in the ‘hood.  It is good to be here on this Eve of All Saints, giving thanks for the ministry of the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori on her last day in office, and on the Eve of the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Michael Bruce Curry, gathered together at this Eucharistic Vigil of reflection and hope.  Thank you, Bishop Curry, for your kind invitation to preach today, thank you National Union of Black Episcopalians for providing a venue in which the Body of Christ gathered may worship the Living God in the ‘hood, in the Washington, DC Armory. Thanks to all of you who have made major contributions to this day and thanks to those who have given to this day in any way. Thanks to the UBE Planning Committee. We are grateful to Almighty God and to you. It is delightful to note today, that the church is not following the world.  Tonight our clocks in the United States are turned back as our church moves forward.  Chronos says go back; kairos says move forward in the fullness of time–in God’s own time.On this eve of All Saints, All Hallows Eve, on this historic occasion, we are reminded that we stand on the shoulders of the ancestors—those who have gone before us and who have born the weight of the struggle in the heat of the day. Some were famous and others’ names will never be known, but they are all important to God and to us.  We remember today the many ways in which their faith, their struggle, their hope and their belief in a better way of life for those who would come after them, sustained them, strengthened them and inspire us.  These ancestors we remember today include Bishop and Mrs. Curry’s parents, Father Kenneth Curry, Dorothy Ada Strayhorn Curry, Mabel Robinson Clement, Troy Rufus Clement, Frank Jones and other Currys and Strayhorn family members who stand on that far-too-distant shore. We remember also Bishops John Burgess, John Walker, Walter Decoster Dennis, E. Don Taylor, Quinton Primo, Frank Turner, Jay Walker, the Reverends Charles Smith, Michael Marrett, James Woodruff, Waylon Melton, Pauli Murray and Sister Althea Augustine.In Hebrews we read :Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised,  since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect.These ancestors, without us, will not rest in peace. They have done their work, but if we do not do our work, they will never rest in peace.  So as Bishop Curry has reminded me,this one is for the ancestorsthose who came beforethose who labored througha hard and bitter bondagewho toiled through unspeakableuncertainty andlived in the midst of harrowing hopelessnessAnd yetwho learned the way of Jesusand believed against beliefand hoped against hope thatsoon I will be done with the troubles of the worldsoon evil will cease from troublingsoon the weary will find their rest.And if it is for the ancestors, we are reminded that a torch has been passed to a new generation that includes the greatest generation, The Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation Z whom we call the Boomlets, and everyone behind them.  They have done their work and they leave this church and this society in our hands to do the work that God gives us to do. Carl Daw said it well when he penned the word of a wonderful song:God Has Work For Us To Do(words by Carl Daw, music by M. Miller) Till all the jails are empty and all the bellies filled;Till no one hurts or steals or lies, and no more blood is spilled;God has work for us to do, God has work for us to doBelieve in the promise, “I make all things new”God has work for us, work for us to do.Till age and race and gender no longer separate;Till pulpit, press, and politics are free of greed and hate:In tenement and mansion, in factory, farm, and millIn board room and in billiard hall, in wards where time stands still,In classroom, church, and office, in shops or on the street;In every place where people thrive or starve or hide or meet:By sitting at a bedside to hold pale, trembling hands,By speaking for the powerless against unjust demands,By praying through our doing and singing through our fear,By trusting that the seed we sow will bring God’s harvest near.God has work—work for us to do.This is our work, dear friends.  Bishop Michael – the seed sower – is calling us into the Jesus movement, and many people have challenged me about the meaning of the movement. Some are concerned that we must be more than social workers in communities.  Others worry that the movement takes us away from the “institution”—but friends, what is a movement? A movement is something that exists to change people’s lives.  It moves, it grows, it expands.  It challenges the status quo.  It causes revolutions.  It upsets people in power.  It turns over tables and it turns lives around.  As people of The Way, we are part of that movement.  Institution is what happens to a movement when it grows up. It creates a structure; it has meetings; it funds the structure; it exists to maintain order; it exists to perpetuate itself.  It sometimes resists change and it is totally predictable.  We have become the institution and we are being called to find ourselves forward into the Jesus Movement, so that we exist to change people’s lives; moving, growing, expanding, challenging the status quo, causing revolutions and realizing that at the heart of every revolution is human kindness; turning tables and turning lives around.On November 4, 2008, when President Barack Obama was elected, many people who voted for him stood outside with tears streaming down their faces, filled with such joy, believing that the nation would change overnight because of his election. People were filled with hope that he would be the new Messiah, to lead us to the Promised Land and certainly to reform this nation into a place of liberty and justice for all.  Soon after the election, President Obama invited us to get up off our duffs and get to work on transforming this society.  Then he made decisions with which some people disagreed, and suddenly he wasn’t quite as popular as he was! We didn’t elect you to ask us to do any work—we elected YOU to do the work!  God has work for us to do as we bear Christ in this world!  No leader can do it alone. No leader can do it alone.  The ancestors started the work for us, the baton has been passed to us —They, without us, will not rest in peace!On March 13, 2013, Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio was elected 266th Pope.  Many were excited about his election—believing his option for the poor and his deep commitment to climate change and justice—meant that he could and would change existing structures in the Roman Catholic Church.  In our euphoria about his election and good spirit, many were surprised when the Pope looked around like Jesus on that mountain in the feeding of the 5000, looked at us, and said, “there are millions of hungry people in this world: YOU feed them!  YOU sacrifice so that we have a healthy climate to leave to generations yet unborn.  You be Jesus’ hands and feet and heart in the world.  There are decisions he has made and will make with which you will disagree. He is calling us to a place in the Jesus Movement. But no leader can do it alone.  The ancestors started the work for us—They, without us, will not rest in peace.In Salt Lake City, on June 27, 2015, when Bishop Michael Curry was elected, many were euphoric!  More selfies were taken with him, a smiling Bishop sharing his joyful witness, than anyone could imagine!  We think we invented selfies, but the first real selfie was one the Mount of Transfiguration when Peter begged Jesus to stay on the mountaintop and keep things exactly as they were.  Jesus told him they could not stay in that place. They had to leave that mountaintop and go down to the places of ministry and change and life. There are two problems with selfies. The first is that they are a freeze frame in time. They capture the present moment for all time.  The second is that they sometimes engender confusion about who has what role.  Sometimes we are convinced that if we are in the selfie with someone else, we become that other person and we know better than they do, how to do their job. So Bishop Michael is elected and he invites us to get up off our duffs and do the work of transformation and reconciliation called for in the Jesus Movement.  He invites us to gather up all the fragments of our frayed humanity, that none be lost and they none be left out.  He invites us to live into and become the love of Jesus in a world desperate to know and feel that love.  He invites us as Episcopalians to sing out, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”   He is inviting us into a love fest of discomfort, because we can’t choose who Jesus will give us to know and to love as companions on the way.  The more he calls us to work in the vineyard of the movement, the less time and energy we will have to gossip anything but the good news of the gospel or to second guess why someone else does what they do. Let our new selfies be of each of us and the work of transformation and bearing Jesus Christ into the world.   Let our selfies be of our engaging in real, adaptive change rather than technical solutions to problems before us.  Put those selfies up beside our selfies with Bishop Michael and both photos will come alive.There will be days when we are convinced that we know better than the new Presiding Bishop and days when we are convinced that he is making decisions counter to the decisions we would make if we were in his shoes, but that is the nature of leadership and I would like to invite you to make a covenant today to pray for him and not prey on him.  When you are most disturbed or angry over the next nine years, pray with him ASAP – always say a prayer – and find a way to communicate with each other that is joyful, generative and life-giving.  No leader can do it alone.  He does not believe in silo work and he is a collaborative leader.  The ancestors started this work for us, they passed the baton to us—without us, they will not rest in peace.Langston Hughes has written a poem entitled The Negro Speaks of Rivers:I’ve known rivers:I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.My soul has grown deep like the rivers.I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset.I’ve known rivers:Ancient, dusky rivers.My soul has grown deep like the rivers.(Langston Hughes, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” from Collected Poems. Copyright © 1994 by The Estate of Langston Hughes. Reprinted with the permission of Harold Ober Associates Incorporated.) Source: Selected Poems (Vintage Books, 1987)Bishop Michael, I know the movement of the river and its history in our lives as a people intrigues you.  I invite you in this new ministry to walk over the river rocks to stand in the middle of the river, for it is only in the middle of the river that you can reach both sides of the shore.  It is on the shores of the river that many have stood for generations staring with enmity at one another because they disagree theologically, socially, historically, and for many other reasons including that they just plain don’t like each other and have different world views.  The joy and challenge of your work can be found in the words of the Most Reverend Helder Camara, Retired Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife:The Bishop belongs to all.Let no one be scandalized if I frequentThose who are considered unworthyOr sinful.  Who is not a sinner?Let no one bind me to a group.My door, my heart, must be openTo everyone, absolutely everyone.You and only you will be able to invite all parties to travel over the river rocks until they come to the bridge made by the sturdy, strong backs of the ancestors.  Your invitation and your willingness to be for everyone in the Jesus movement, we hope, will bring folks from both sides of the shore to meet at that central place in the river, so we can gather at the river, of renewal, relationship, reconciliation, resurrection and ultimately new life for all of us.  Righteous anger has its place, but it must ultimately lead us to that place of reconciliation, relationship and reflection.   Once folks get onto the bridge, please remind them that there has been a table set in the wilderness, and there is a seat at the table there for everyone.  And remember dear friends that when Jesus calls us to dine with each other, the proverbial place cards that identify where you sit, are permanently attached to the table so that we cannot run around and change the place cards to sit with our friends.  We are invited intentionally in the Jesus movement to come to know those we might least like to know and to remember that we are all in this together, brothers and sisters, children of the living God.Finally – and don’t you love that word? – finally, Gloria Wade Gales, a professor at Spelman and Morehouse Colleges, wrote a memoir called Pushed Back to Strength.  In the first chapter she is speaking with her grandmother and is animatedly telling her about her life in the world. She says, “Grandma, it seems that every time I stand up, I get pushed down.  Everytime I try to go forward, grandma, I get pushed back.  Grandma do you hear me?”  Her grandmother, wise beyond knowing looked up from her sewing and said, “When they push you back, they are pushing you back to strength.  They are pushing you back to us—where you can get strong again.  So do not be afraid, because they are pushing you back to us.”  Bishop Michael, there will be days when I am sure you, like Gloria, would like to ask your grandmother about why…And on those days, as you know so clearly the Jesus of your faith and history, as you know that the God behind us is greater than any problem ahead of us, know also that you are being pushed back to the ancestors who make it possible for us to be here today.  Pushed back to strength so that you can get strong again and come into our midst and challenge us to have the moral courage to be strong in this work that God has given us to do.And so, for the ancestors,soon love will winsoon justicesoon forgivenesssoon goodnesssoon kindnesssoon a new heaven and a new earthFor allsoon Glory!  Glory!This one is for the ancestorsSo come what mayTo God be the gloryThy kingdom comeThy will be doneOn earth as in heavensolift every voice and singtill earth and heaven ringcauseThis one is for the ancestors.For if, we are able to do this together, if we are willing to recognize that since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, we can also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and we can run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.And once we do this work, dear friends, with joy, all those ancestors, all those saints named and unnamed, for whom we give thanks in these days, as they shout Hallelujah in Heaven today, will finally be able to rest in peace.Amen. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Video Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Rev Monroe Freeman says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Judy Kolwicz says: Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Curry Installation, October 31, 2015 at 6:46 pm Thanks for your witness. Thanks for your analysis. Thanks for the challenge! November 5, 2015 at 10:34 pm Hey SandyeThanks so much for this deep, relevant, moving and challenging sermon. Much love.Howard Rector Albany, NY Micki Rios says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted Oct 31, 2015 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments are closed. November 2, 2015 at 7:32 pm A beautiful message for all of God’s people. We welcome our new Bishop and all of us need to rise up to the challenge. Each of our parishes should share your sermon with all of their parishioners. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 DATE/TIMETYPELOCATION Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 4/25/2018 12:37BUSINESS100 BLOCK E MYRTLE ST  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Crime stats down this report, that is better, at least for this week. 4/26/2018 23:59RESIDENTIAL9100 BLOCK HYACINTH COVE CT  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 4/25/2018 12:39VEHICLE1100 BLOCK MILL RUN CIR  4/22/2018 10:37VEHICLE1200 BLOCK CROSSFIELD DR  4/27/2018 11:47VEHICLE 200 BLOCK N HAWTHORNE AVE center_img Please enter your name here Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 4/28/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending April 28th shows five burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:1 – Business1 – Residential3 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: April 30, 2018 at 8:45 pm TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous article3 vital ways to measure how much a university education is worthNext articleUniversity of Kentucky offers football scholarships to two Wekiva students Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia 1 COMMENTlast_img read more

Trinity College Dublin turns to foreign donors

first_img Howard Lake | 30 November 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “We’re also going to have to rely on increased funding from philanthropy; we just appointed a lectureship in natural sciences, for example, with money from an American philanthropic group, McArthur Foundation,” he said. “We’re having a reduction of about 3% of a total academic staff of around 800 and it’s beginning to hit home that we’re going to have to find some way of working to ensure the quality of our teaching when our academic numbers are reducing.”Trinity Foundation was established in 1994 and is the biggest educational foundation in Ireland.www.tcd.ie 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. Tagged with: Individual giving International Irelandcenter_img Trinity College Dublin turns to foreign donors  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Trinity College Dublin is being forced to rely on foreign donors to fund lecturing posts because of the deepening financial crisis facing the university sector, according to a report in the Irish Examiner.As it launched an ambitious strategic plan, TCD — recently rated 43rd best university in the world by The Times Higher Education global rankings — was bracing itself for another 10% cut in its core funding in 2010, on top of a 7.5% decrease to €88m this year.While TCD aims to widen its range of courses and increase student numbers by 15% to 18,000 in 2014, it is also having to significantly widen the range of income sources. Professor Patrick Prendergast, Trinity’s vice-provost and chief academic officer, said this will include greater numbers of fee-paying non-EU students (now 7% of the student body) and postgraduates, and increasing funding from tourist facilities, catering and accommodation. Advertisementlast_img read more

Baby boomers more generous online than younger age groups

first_img Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Baby boomers more generous online than younger age groups About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The over 65s are twice as likely to set up a direct debit online to a charity, compared to 18-24-year olds, while millennials are more likely to engage in one-off volunteering opportunities, according to research for Reason Digital into online charity donors.Reason Digital commissioned Populus to analyse online support for charities and examine the digital behaviour of different age demographics.The survey of 2,086 UK adults (18+) showed that most over 65s also tend to have donated to a fundraiser online or through a charity representative on the street. And, while many millennials are heavy online users, they also enjoy the social aspect of holding fundraising events and are more likely to engage in one-off volunteering opportunities.According to the research, Facebook and Twitter are the most influential for inspiring charity engagement amongst the public. Interacting with a charity on Facebook or Twitter is 50% more likely among online donors, while one in four people say they have interacted with a charity via Facebook in the last year.However, when asked which cause they are most passionate about, 15% of 65-year olds stated they weren’t ‘passionate about any causes’ despite being offered over 25 options.Enthusiasm for causes varies according to age. Gen Y is four times more likely to be influenced by a cause they have seen online, compared to older people. The research uncovered that the two causes Gen Y are motivated by are mental health and climate change. Mental health support is four times more popular for 18 -24-year olds, than older people and climate change is the most important cause among 20% of this age group.Matt Haworth, co-founder of Reason Digital, said:“Our research has led us to a number of recommendations we feel the sector needs to act on. Digital marketing should consider a much wider audience as 4.48 billion people are now online across the world. Charities should ensure their comms aren’t leaving people behind. Baby boomers are very much active online and currently more generous than young people.“We would encourage fundraisers to expand their digital skills in preparation for when the crossover between online and offline donations happens. Charities could also consider whether offline fundraising products can be translated to online and even focus on which services could work digitally – the potential this could create in reaching more people in need is huge.“Charities should strive to emphasise their environmental and positive mental health credentials to motivate a younger audience as these are the causes they are most passionate about. These challenges and opportunities should not dissuade us from embracing digital. They should be the signal that our sector is needed more than ever to bring balance, compassion, and assistance to people in the ways that they now communicate with each other and interact with the organisations that serve them.”  401 total views,  2 views today Advertisement  402 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Melanie May | 23 December 2019 | Newslast_img read more

eHarmony co-founder speaks with TCU students

first_imgQ&A: Three professors received the Deans’ Research and Creativity Award Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Linkedin Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ Tuyen Hoang is originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tuyen is a transfer student from Brookhaven College. Tuyen is a junior journalism major and sociology minor at Texas Christian University. She serves as the administration reporter for TCU 360. Tuyen Hoang Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ ReddIt Twitter Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ Linkedin Facebook Comedy group brings new approach of brainstorming to the Neeley School printThe Neeley School of Business hosted a speaker Thursday who told students doing things the right way was more important than being the first in the market.The Tandy Executive Speaker Series featured Greg Forgatch, former CEO and co-founder of eHarmony from 1999 to 2006. Forgatch shared how the “number one trusted online dating site” came about.Forgatch and Dr. Neil Clark Warren, current eHarmony CEO and co-founder, launched the Los Angeles-based website 16 years ago.While most online dating sites display pictures of members and their professions, eHarmony matched people based on the compatibility of their characteristics–not by their appearances.“What we require at eHarmony initially is that no photos are shown and no jobs are listed,” Forgatch said.The site provides matches based on compatibility tests, which Forgatch said makes matches more likely to last.About 438 eHarmony members are getting married on a daily basis in the U.S. after being matched on the site, according to eHarmony‘s website.Regardless of the site’s popularity, Forgatch said the concept of being first in the market was not his priority. There will be obstacles and challenges, but Forgatch said he still would have preferred “doing it right” to provide reliable matching services to users.Homer Erekson, John V. Roach dean of the Neeley School, interviewed Forgatch and praised the compatibility matching services and the psychological effect it brings in terms of compatible long-term relationships.“It’s not just about matching services,” Erekson said, “It’s about helping people have healthy relationships.” Greg Forgatch (left) and O. Homer Erekson chatted about how eHarmony started and has become the number one trusted online dating site for singles. Twitter ReddIt Thinking workshop helps students find business solutions TCU to send first student interns to Ethiopia Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ + posts Facebook Previous articleTCU student recognized for anti-human trafficking workNext articleOpen Streets event closes roadway in order to open for people Tuyen Hoang RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years last_img read more

The Skiff: April 27, 2017

first_imgprintFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 115, Issue 30: Professor guides art studentsAlso: New Fort Worth arena set to open in 2019, Cowtown honors, Students volunteer and more. Facebook The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 ReddIt Volume 115, Issue 30 cover The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 + posts Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 Facebook The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Twitter The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 Twitter ReddIt The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Previous articleCommentary: Dealing with my reflection – Female student athletes and body imageNext articleSGA election, runoff has record setting voter turnout The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Life in Fort Worthlast_img read more

TCU News Now 10/7/2020

first_imgNewsNow Staff TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin ReddIt Twitter NewsNow Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/newsnow-staff/ ReddIt NewsNow Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/newsnow-staff/ print NewsNow Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/newsnow-staff/ Facebook Facebook TCU News Now 11/11/2020center_img TCU News Now 10/21/2020 + posts TCU News Now 10/28/2020 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Logo for News Now broadcast Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Former police officer involved in George Floyd’s death released from jail, COVID-19-related deaths spikeNext articleThe Skiff: Oct. 8, 2020 NewsNow Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsNow Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/newsnow-staff/ Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin TCU News Now 11/4/2020last_img read more