Premier Foods confirms bid talks for Quorn are on

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Rexam stock jumps on talk of £200m sale deal

first_img SHARES in Rexam soared yesterday after the British can maker confirmed plans to sell its beverage and specialties arm in a deal that could be worth £200m. The shares rose nearly five per cent in early trading, before closing the day up 3.4 per cent from Friday’s close at 368.9p.Rexam is believed to have appointed Barclays Capital as advisers on the deal, and final bids for the business unit – which makes lids for drink and food containers – are expected this week. Bankers have long said Rexam is an attractive target for takeover. A Rexam spokesman said that the company was considering options for the unit.Rexam was the top FTSE 100 climber just ten days ago when its stock rose following news that it had completed contract negotiations in North America, and signed a long-term contract with its largest Brazilian customer. Following the completion of these negotiations the company forecast that overall operating profit in its Beverage Can North America division in 2011 is expected to remain comparable to that in 2010, as improved pricing, new customers, continued growth in specialty cans and further cost control initiatives will offset the impact of lower net 12 ounce volumes. As a result of the negotiations, Rexam has diversified the customer base for all can sizes and has signed medium-term contracts to recover most of the 2011 volume loss by 2013. The company is scheduled to release its preliminary results for 2010 on 23 February.In a trading update from November, chief executive Graham Chipchase said the company expected its results in the second half of 2010 to be similar to those of the first. Share Rexam stock jumps on talk of £200m sale deal Tags: NULL KCS-content Show Comments ▼center_img Monday 7 February 2011 7:55 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm whatsapp whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Prooflast_img read more

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How will casinos engage in esports in 2021?

first_imgThe state of esports betting Esports How will casinos engage in esports in 2021? What’s next for casinos and esports betting? Esports reach a new, ever-expanding audience that isn’t as interested in traditional sports or gambling. They also offer tons of betting opportunities thanks to international competition and a constant stream of new games. Esports fans are much younger than the average baccarat enthusiast, and casinos will eventually be forced to cater to them. Some are getting a head start with esports-dedicated sportsbooks and lip service, but what will it take to draw the lucrative esports crowd away from computers and into casinos? 17th March 2021 | By contenteditor Tags: Casino Esports AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The first step will be overcoming the technical hurdles. Casinos will need to find new oddsmakers or data analysis methods to cover the necessary matches. Multi-week events like the Worlds pose some logistical questions. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Like American football’s Superbowl or the NBA Finals, esports also have big events ripe for wagering. League has World, Dota has The International and CS:GO has the Majors, which happen twice a year. One major difference is that esports events last a very long time. The NBA Finals can take up to two weeks; LoL Worlds lasts two months with almost no breaks.  By Kenneth Williams Esports are often touted as the future of competitive entertainment, and such predictions aren’t entirely unfounded. A significant advantage of esports is that new ones can simply be created by development studios who think they have a hit. As new games are released and added to sportsbooks, new fans and players of those titles will get mixed into the general esports betting scene. Gaming fans rarely only follow a single title.  In addition to esports betting growth, several secondary industries have popped up to support pro gaming. Data analysis technology, written coverage and match predictions have become big business in the esports era.  The digital nature of esports might suggest that esports fans prefer watching tournaments in solace, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Esports fans have a long history of gathering to watch competitive events. Dota 2 is famous for ‘pubstomps’, where fans from a region gather to watch The International live. League of Legends and Counter-Strike fans have similar ‘watch party’ traditions. It would be essential to advertise these events as esports-focused, possibly even separating them from the sports crowd. Esports fans want an opportunity to watch the big game with like-minded people, but they’ll get a terrible first impression if they sit down just to hear someone talk about the NFL.center_img Where casinos currently stand on esports Topics: Casino & games Esports Land-based casino A handful of casinos are leading the charge to integrate esports. The most famous example is undoubtedly the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. The 2,800m2 complex is meant to bring esports fans directly to the casino to watch live competition. GameCo, one of America’s biggest video game gambling companies, also has plans to bring esports close to the tables. It plans to launch the first physical esports-only sportsbook at the Sky Ute Casino Resort in Colorado. The owners of both properties understand the potential of esports but is that enough to coax gamers away from online betting sites? Email Address There are a handful of issues preventing casinos from embracing pro gaming. Betting laws in America make very explicit mention of sports, but the laws were usually written when esports didn’t exist. The legality of esports betting is somewhat ambiguous, though many betting sites can skirt around the grey area by leaving their sites accessible to anyone. Casinos don’t have that luxury but that hasn’t stopped a few from getting a head start on the esports crowd. For bookies the appeal is clear. There’s never going to be a “Basketball 2”, but new esports are constantly introduced together with all the betting opportunities that come from them. Add in the growing general popularity of video games, the proliferation of smartphones and consoles in less-developed countries and the 2020 hit to traditional sports, and esports should be priority number one for casinos. The second step is attracting local esports fans. The key appeal of in-person betting over digital is the ability to place a bet and comfortably enjoy the game in the same space. Casinos often publicise significant sporting events and put on specials to encourage fans to come. Big events like the Majors are perfect opportunities for casinos to test the waters. With esports appealing to a young demographic and casinos needing to replace the ageing baccarat bettor, the two should be a match made in heaven. But what will it take to draw the lucrative esports crowd away from computers and into casinos? Professional competitive gaming has exploded over the past decade. What started as basement LAN parties and the occasional regional gathering has become a global phenomenon for gamers, fans and business people. The industry’s betting side was pushed to the limit in 2020 when several traditional sports leagues were forced to postpone their seasons. And now, even as traditional sports return to television, esports is still enjoying a massive boost in popularity. Bookmakers still face several challenges when offering esports. The odds are challenging to tabulate due to recency and constantly changing rosters, and the lack of a concrete schedule doesn’t do bookies any favours. There’s also the nightmare of making sure players’ usernames are spelled correctly, something many websites don’t even bother with. As video games return to international competition, casinos should try their best to welcome esports fans. They represent both the present and future of the betting industry, and gambling companies have plenty of reasons to offer gaming already. Getting a head start will be valuable, especially if casinos embrace some esports culture in the process. Casinos are not an option for most esports bettors as it stands. Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic sports and esports gamblers are now used to placing bets in their pyjamas. Putting a massive esports stadium and sportsbooks across from the slot machines will help, but casinos need to engage with esports fans on a level that digital betting websites can’t if they want them to switch to in-person betting. While betting opportunities exist for even the smallest mobile esports, three titles dominate the market. League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Dota 2 make up the holy trinity of esports. Each has a bustling, competitive scene with teams across the world. Their regularity has made them a favourite for esports oddsmakers, who focus on these games above all others.last_img read more

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Executive Council considers next triennial budget process

first_imgExecutive Council considers next triennial budget process Members begin by ‘dreaming, visioning, praying’ about church’s future Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME February 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm What’s all this talk about “discerning the mission of the Church??” Is not the definition cited on page 855 of the BCP a sufficient and binding statement of the Mission of God for God’s Church? What we need is a strategy and plan for aligning the Church with its mission through specific actions and decisions. Get to it!! Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing General Convention, General Convention 2015, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Comments (1) Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Executive Council, 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Church Executive Council members the Rev. Dahn Gandell and John Johnson reflect on vision and mission questions Feb. 25 during an exercise meant to direct the council’s attention toward the process of formulating a proposed budget for the 2016-2018 triennium. ENS Photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council began its three-day meeting here by examining a process to formulate a proposed budget for the 2016-2018 triennium.The Rev. Canon Charles LaFond, council member from New Hampshire, led his colleagues in a 75-minute exercise that included silence, prayer and 12-minute blocks of table conversation. Council members changed tables for each conversation session so as to encourage a broad discussion as they were asked to consider two questions: “Where does God seem to be leading our church, and what are our hopes and dreams for the future [and] what actions and ministries would help us to realize those hopes and dreams?”  and “What is the appropriate role of the churchwide structure (as opposed to diocesan or local structures) in empowering these ministries and actions?”The exercise came from a subcommittee created during the council’s last meeting by its Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission (FFM) to review the triennial process members have used to formulate a proposed triennial budget.Members of the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F), which receives Executive Council’s proposed budget, and the Standing Commission on the Structure of the Church were among those who served on the subcommittee, said the Rev. Susan Snook, a council member from Arizona who chaired the subcommittee.Members of the 2009-2012 Executive Council were not entirely pleased with the budget process during that triennium. During their last meeting before the 2012 General Convention, they sent a memo of specific concerns to PB&F about their 2012-2015 budget document. In part, they said that a decision to schedule PB&F’s first meeting on the budget to begin the day after the council adjourned required them to agree “to a final document before the treasurer’s office had adequate time to draft the document for final review by Executive Council.”Diocese of Ohio Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, FFM chair, had told the council in October that his committee agreed that the process needed to be changed, even though a special task force on the structure of the church no doubt would discuss budgeting issues. That task force met for the first time earlier this month. It is due to report to the wider church in November 2014 and to bring its recommendations to the 2015 meeting of General Convention in Salt Lake City.However, Executive Council’s process of developing a proposed 2016-2018 budget must run concurrently with that group’s work because General Convention joint rule II.10.c.ii says the council must give its proposed budget to PB&F no less than four months before the start of General Convention.Envisioning the futureSnook invited council members Feb. 25 to begin considering how to change the process by first “dreaming and visioning and praying about the future of the church – about our vision for the church.”The council’s role in the General Convention’s budgeting process calls for it to propose a vision and mission for each triennium, she said.“The first step is to figure out what we as the Executive Council believe to be the vision and mission of the church” in the 2016-2018 triennium, she said. The exercise was meant, not just to see “what we believe needed to happen, but to discern what God needed to happen,” she added.Snook linked that exercise to the actual number-crunching of budget formulation, saying:  “No matter what else you say is your vision, what you put down on paper as the way you plan to spend your money expresses what your vision actually is.”“We will not come to a concrete conclusion today about what the vision and mission of the church is,” she said. “This is the start of a three-year process of bringing a vision to birth.”LaFond called the exercise “a Lenten way” of approaching such questions with “open searching and humble wondering,” using stillness as well as conversational reflection. Stillness, he said, is “sitting there receiving from the Holy Spirit.” Silence, he added, is often the space used for formulating a brilliant answer to a question.“Some of you will find this [exercise] very enjoyable and meditative; others of you will loathe it and fight with it, desiring rather to produce something tangible or make a statement or publish a result,” LaFond said.The FFM subcommittee has proposed a triennial budget process that will be discussed later in this meeting, said Snook, who suggested that the Feb. 25 exercise would prove helpful regardless of the shape of the process that council eventually chooses.After the exercise, council members, staff and visitors celebrated Eucharist.The Feb. 25-27 meeting is taking place at the Maritime Institute Conference Center.Also on the council’s agenda:The council spent the afternoon of Feb. 25 in committee meetings and also will begin Feb. 26 meeting in committees. A plenary session is set for mid-afternoon Feb. 26, during which members are scheduled to hear a report on the 15th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, an update on earthquake recovery in the Diocese of Haiti and a presentation on the future use of the Episcopal Church Center at 815 Second Ave. in New York. General Convention passed Resolution D016 during its meeting last July saying that “it is the will of this convention to move the church center headquarters” away from that building. On Feb. 27, the council will meet in plenary session to hear committee reports and to consider resolutions.Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1)(a). The council is composed of 38 members – 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Episcopalians near Idaho fires taking precautions

first_imgEpiscopalians near Idaho fires taking precautions Others beyond the fire lines offer prayers, rooms for evacuees Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing Comments (6) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN August 24, 2013 at 6:21 pm And prayers from the Diocese of Oklahoma! We know about natural disasters here. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Rev. Shelley Adams Forrester says: September 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm Also: As a former member of Emmanuel Hailey I send you my prayers and always best wishes for your well-being. 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Shelley Adams Forrester says: Tom Martin says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska martha knight says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Albany, NY Grace Burson says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 20, 2013 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC August 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm My prayers from the Diocese of Southern Virginia go out to you. Leonardo Ricardo says: August 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm As a former Wood River Valley resident and member of Emmanuel, my heart goes out to all the folks there. All of you are in my prayers! Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem August 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm Prayers from the Diocese of New Hampshire. Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC The Beaver Creek Fire can be seen burning in the mountains above Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hailey, Idaho. Photo: Michael Mathewson[Episcopal News Service] In case anyone needed further evidence of how bad the wildfires are that are burning around Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley in Idaho, the number of people attending Sunday Eucharist at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ketchum was a sure sign.While the resort town parish normally welcomes about 230 worshippers on a Sunday this time of year, only 60 came to church on Aug. 18.“That tells me that over half of our congregation has been evacuated or decided to leave because of the smoke,” the Rev. Ken Brannon, St. Thomas’ rector, told Episcopal News Service, via phone on Aug. 19.Brannon said the service on Aug. 18 was different due to the small number of people who attended and the fact that there was no music because it was not clear if the music director would be able to stay “and many in the choir had evacuated”“It was still the liturgy – it was what we always do – but there was a lot more space for silence and kind spontaneous prayer at the Prayers of the People,” he said.Brannon, who said that St. Thomas often functions as the “village church” in Ketchum, added he wrote his sermon with the entire community in mind, not just the members of the parish.“When I saw the opening line of the gospel earlier this week, I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry,” he began. “Luke writes, ‘Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!”’“Well, Jesus,” Brannon said to scattered laughter. “We’ve had enough of fire for one week.”Brannon told Ketchum that “we are not a church that believes that God sends natural disasters to punish people” or that “if we pray hard enough, the winds will shift or the rains will come or the firefighters will become superhuman.”A DC10 tanker drops fire retardant on the Beaver Creek Fire in Greenhorn Gulch. Photo: Great Basin National Incident Management Team #1“We are not a church that expects God to alter nature,” he said. “We are a church that believes that God alters us so that we can cope with whatever nature throws at us.”The audio of Brannon’s sermon is here.Although some pre-evacuation warnings were lifted Aug. 20, including Brannon’s part of Ketchum, they still exist in other parts of town. People living north and south of Ketchum are still under a mandatory evacuation order, he reported in an e-mail to ENS.He and many in the congregation have had to have a “go bag” packed to take when and if they are ordered to leave.“That’s very much a spiritual exercise,” he said. “I think everybody at some point should have to pack as if they’re leaving their house and are not going to return. That’s been one of the most fascinating discussions around the church is what did you pack and why and what does it mean to you.”It’s those mandatory orders, and the fear that all residents of the three towns might face such orders, that prompted the Diocese of Idaho to issue a call Aug. 19 for volunteers to potentially open their homes to evacuees.“There is uncertainty about how broad this need will be, or for how long people will need assistance, but we would like to be prepared in case the situation changes quickly,” the diocese said in an e-mail sent to diocesan members just before noon local time.Idaho Governor Clement Leroy “Butch” Otter gets a Beaver Creek Fire briefing from Incident Commander Beth Lund (back to camera). The Beaver Creek Fire is the #1 priority fire in the United States. Photo: Great Basin National Incident Management Team #1The e-mail noted that as the mandatory evacuations have increased, hotels between Boise, Idaho, and Salt lake City, Utah, – a distance of about 340 miles – are either full or filling up fast. The request came with a link to a page on which volunteers could register and indicate how many adults and children they could house and whether they could accommodate pets and people with medical needs. The registration also asks volunteers to indicate if they have taken the church’s Safeguarding God’s Children training.The Rev. Lucinda Ashby, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Idaho, said the volunteer-registration system enables the rectors of the affected parishes to send people on their way with a single phone call. “Evacuees can be welcomed and tended to by people who expect them and can call them by name,” she told ENS in an Aug. 19 e-mail. “The response and hospitality offered by people around the diocese was immediate. People want to be helpful, and we wanted to find a way to make that desire to be helpful be effective.”Close to 1,800 firefighters and other personnel from all over the United States are fighting what is called the Beaver Creek fire, which was started by lightning on Aug. 7. The fire covers about 104,500 acres in what the Sawtooth National Forest’s update calls “extreme terrain.” The Great Basin National Type 1 Incident Management Team took command of the firefighting effort on Aug. 11 and the fire is now reported to be the top priority in the country. Fighting the fire has cost $11.6 million thus far, according to the latest national situation report from the National Interagency Fire Center.Two Type I helicopters draft water from a pond off Greenhorn Gulch Road to dump on the Beaver Creek Fire. Photo: Great Basin National Incident Management Team #1Firefighters made progress on the flames on Aug. 19 – thus prompting the lifting of some mandatory and pre-evacuation orders. However, fire meteorologists had good and bad news in their latest forecast. The area should see lower temperatures and higher humidity on Aug. 20, which will tend to dampen down fires. But there is an increasing chance of thunderstorms later in the day and on Aug. 21, which “can produce erratic and gusty winds, which can lead to extreme fire behavior.” And, while rain will help firefighters, too much rain could cause extreme run-off from burned-over areas and flooding.“As of right now, all parishioners are safe and accounted for, and for that we are extremely grateful,” Ashby told ENS.The Rev. Shawn Carty, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hailey, told ENS via e-mail that member of about 12 parish families that have been evacuated from their homes, others have left as a precaution and some have been able to return to their homes.Ashby said Carty told her that residents of Hailey who live in the gulch areas and on the west side of the Wood River Valley were under mandatory evacuation, and many had to leave in the middle of the night.“Everyone in the valley is doing their best to cope with the heavy smoke from the fires and the anxiety and uncertainty from the situation,” Carty said.Emmanuel’s members are connected to the local community and most have deep roots in the area, according to Ashby.“Several parishioners have served with the Department of Forestry, and they tend to view the fire as part of a natural progression in the natural cycle of the area,” she said.Carty told Ashby that watching the fire make a huge run on Aug. 16 was “like being in the middle of a war zone.”That evening, Emmanuel held a prayer service in their historic building.“We have been overwhelmed by the number of people offering help and keeping us in their prayers,” Carty said, including the diocesan housing effort.“We know we are not alone in this situation. I have often said that in the church, it’s not ‘six degrees of separation’ but rather two – the connections God makes among us are much closer,” he said. “So many people from around the country have e-mailed or called to let us know they are thinking of us and praying for us, and we are grateful beyond words.”Brannon echoed Carty’s sentiments, adding that “we continue to be amazed by what firefighters are capable of.”“God has an opportunity to be revealed in every situation and we will see how God has been revealed in the midst of this event,” he said. “We are busy and active being church in the midst of this emergency.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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DIY House / Reset Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Stijn Poelstra Client:Anne and MerijnCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Stijn PoelstraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusText description provided by the architects. Designing for self-builders requires simplicity in construction and building methods, but also creates possibilities to be very specific and explicit in space and presence. Anne and Merijn bought a building plot in 2013 in the new development area Vossenpels near Nijmegen. Without much help from construction workers, they have built a house themselves. It took them a few years but the result is convincing, with great precision in the details, it is built to perfection. We look back with great pleasure on the collaboration in the design process, Anne and Merijn have self-consciously shaped their own living conditions.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Stijn PoelstraSave this picture!First Floor PlanThis is mainly expressed in the floor plans that have been designed in dialogue. Anne is an art historian, the conversation about the appearance of the house and composition of facades arose from art references such as the work of Mark Rothko and Josef Albers. The house is situated on a prominent spot on an old country road that provides direct access to the new residential area from the dike of the river Waal. We decided that the house should give special meaning to this position and mark the entrance of the new urban area and express the transition of farmland to housing. But in an environment of individual private houses, that seem to be involved in a competition of self-expression, special meaning easily becomes an overstatement.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraWe, therefore, had to have an ambiguous design approach; being minimalistic and expressive simultaneously. So the house became a simple cube. The proportions are changed by dividing the volume horizontal, making the house look lower and less significant. Over 3.5 meters, the façade finish consists of a black surface. The dark plates ensure that there occurs a night and day contrast, the height of the building seems to fluctuate. We obviously knew that Anne and Merijn would paint the house themselves. This made it possible to do something expressive with color. For us, the image of a misty farmland river landscape where colors flow into each other became a narrative representing the former scenery.Save this picture!Section 1Save this picture!Section 2So we proposed to paint 50 layers of wooden cladding in a gradient of different shades of green. There were some laughs about 50 shades but they agreed and accomplished the enormous amount of work themselves. The ground floor plan of this family house is a loft-like floor plan around an open staircase that provides the space with plenty of daylight. Openness in the plan is combined with designing specific spaces for the different living conditions. The relationship with outside through facade openings helps to create individual spaces within the open plan. The first floor has a very logical structure organized around the atrium into three bedrooms and a bathroom.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraProject gallerySee allShow lessEperon d’Or, National Museum for Shoes & Brooms / Compagnie O Architects + Sabine Ok…Selected ProjectsTerrazzo Floors Bring History to LifeArticles Share The Netherlands DIY House / Reset Architecture CopyHouses•The Netherlands “COPY” DIY House / Reset ArchitectureSave this projectSaveDIY House / Reset Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903789/diy-house-reset-architecture Clipboard Houses Area:  146 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Stijn Poelstra+ 22Curated by María Francisca González Sharecenter_img Year:  2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903789/diy-house-reset-architecture Clipboard Projects Lead Architect: Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeReset ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on October 15, 2018Cite: “DIY House / Reset Architecture” 15 Oct 2018. 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Children’s Hospice album is highest selling album in the UK

first_imgChildren’s Hospice album is highest selling album in the UK Tagged with: Events Research / statistics Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 June 2007 | News “Over the Rainbow”, the album produced in last week’s “Challenge Anneka” TV programme in aid of the Association of Children’s Hospices (ACH) was the highest selling album in the UK within two days of its release. The CD features many artists including McFly, Jermaine Jackson, Cerys Matthews, and Jimmy Osmond, together with a a choir of children who use children’s hospices throughout the UK.In the ‘Challenge Anneka’ programme transmitted on 6 June , Anneka Rice undertook a Challenge to put together a CD and organise a concert featuring famous names, and a choir of children who use children’s hospice services throughout the UK. She helped create the “Over the Rainbow” album and it is on sale from Amazon, Tesco, Asda, HMV, iTunes, and all major retailers. The sale of each CD generates £2 to help all children’s hospices.Within two days, Virgin, HMV, Woolworths and Play had all sold out of the CD, and it was the second most purchased album at iTunes.co.uk. Woolworths was selling 10 copies every minute the day after the programme was shown, outselling artists such as Amy Winehouse and Paul McCartney. The Association of Children’s Hospices (ACH) claimed this is “a record breaking performance by a charity CD”. Advertisementcenter_img “We are very excited by the public’s phenomenal response to the Challenge Anneka programme,” said Julian Hall, ACH’s Head of Fundraising. “Rhe money from sales of Over the Rainbow will be distributed to children’s hospices all over the UK, who desperately need funds to continue their vital work for children who will not live to reach adulthood and their families.” 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.  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Emigration and war: Capitalist media suppress the obvious

first_imgThe reports about tens of thousands of desperate refugees scrambling out of the Middle East and North Africa, trying to reach some place in Europe, are excruciatingly painful. The number who have drowned along the way or died of thirst or hunger is unknown. Others survive these perilous journeys on overloaded boats only to be captured and either interned or turned back at the borders. Photographs show them to be thin, often to the point of emaciation, with few possessions other than the threadbare clothes on their backs.Most migrants are men searching for work. But there are women, too, and even children and infants. For every person whose story may be told, thousands remain unrecognized and anonymous. They are only statistics in one of the world’s most perilous mass migrations.But what do the capitalist media also leave out?The “mainstream” media just won’t talk about the reason that so many people have no alternative but to leave their homes and strike out into the unknown on such unbelievably difficult and dangerous trips.That reason is not difficult to figure out. Not at all.U.S.-NATO warsThese refugees are fleeing their homelands because of the damage done by horrendous wars unleashed by the imperialists, particularly the U.S. and NATO, in their brutal struggle to bring about “regime change” in the area. But it is not just change.It is destruction — not only of people, their homes, villages and infrastructure — but of the basic social institutions that were built after these nations finally broke free of colonialism. It is the imposition of neocolonialism on peoples who had struggled for decades to achieve national independence and sovereignty.Take Libya, for example. Italy invaded Libya back in 1911 and soon imposed a brutal colonial administration. Within a year, a resistance movement fighting for independence was formed under the leadership of Omar Mukhtar, who was finally captured and killed by the Italian colonial occupation in 1931.After the defeat of fascist Italy in World War II, Britain occupied Libya. Where once Italian capitalists had fattened their bank accounts, British and French companies now dominated. The British imperialists imposed a king on the Libyan people, who had never lived under a monarchy before. But King Idris was overthrown in 1969 in a bloodless coup by young officers led by Moammar Gadhafi.From that point on, the Libyan economy served the people, not foreign exploiters. Thanks to oil and liberation from imperialist domination, the Libyan people quickly enjoyed the highest standard of living in Africa. Many workers from other parts of Africa moved to Libya for jobs in that period.But since a NATO war overthrew and killed Gadhafi in 2011, Libya has literally been torn apart by rival capitalist interests. Racism against Black Africans was whipped up. The standard of living plummeted. Today, tens of thousands of desperate Africans embark from Libyan ports trying to get to southern Europe.Yet, the reports in the capitalist media about the tragic flood of emigrants from Africa and the Middle East avoid even mentioning the wars that laid the basis for it — even when on the same page or in the same television news program other reports tell of the drone strikes, the training and deployment of troops in the area under Western command and so on.Can this be mere coincidence? That defies credibility. The reporters know the score. But the editors rule — and linking this unfolding tragedy of historic proportions to what their imperialist buddies have done to the region is verboten.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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A good week on the jobs front in Limerick

first_imgFacebook Previous articleThis week’s PostNext articleNetwork Limerick helping woman make their mark Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsA good week on the jobs front in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – March 12, 2015 1217 Twitter by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD is greeted by Teresa Parker, Chief Operations Officer for Corporate and Institutional Services, Northern Trust.LESS than a week after Northern Trust announced that it is to expand its Limerick financial services operation with the creation of 300 new jobs over the next three years, two other local companies confirmed that they are planning to take on a further 70 workers.Limerick City and County Council announced that DesignPro Ltd, a leading provider of automation and machine build services to the medical devices, pharmaceuticals, electronics and automotive market, are to move into a 25,000 square feet site at the Andersen plant in Rathkeale. Currently located at Ballinvullin Business Park in Newcastle West, the robotic engineering company, which employs 40 people, plan to double its staff in the next two years.Meanwhile, Modular Automation, based at the Smithstown Industrial Estate in Shannon, announced plans to double the size of its facility and take on an extra 30 people over the next 24 months. Recently named as one of Ireland’s ‘best managed’ companies, Modular Automation have now started hiring and have a number of positions open for apprentices and junior to senior level engineers.Welcoming the Northern Trust expansion, Limerick City and County Council’s director of Economic Development and Planning, Pat Daly said they already had a very significant operation in Limerick, employing more than 700 staff at it fund administration centre at City East Plaza and the National Technological Park in Castletroy.“Northern Trust is an extremely important employer in the Mid-West and its planned expansion is a major vote of confidence in Limerick which is fast becoming the location of choice for the highly skilled financial services sector”.“The roles are also reflective of the level of skills and business infrastructure that are available here, particularly the strength of our graduates from third level institutions like the University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology,” said Mr Daly.Limerick Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell, also welcomed the announcement of the Northern Trust jobs.“Northern Trust’s expansion here is a great news story for Limerick, a great vote of confidence in Limerick as a strategic location, and a reflection of the quality of the workforce available in Limerick,” said Deputy O’Donnell.“Furthermore, this announcement means that the workforce of Northern Trust in Limerick will reach 1,000 within the next three years. The firm’s growth since it began its Limerick operation in 2007 with 80 employees has been nothing less than remarkable. This is a serious presence by a very successful and innovative financial services company,” he said. TAGSDesign Pro LtdFine GaelKieran O’Donnell TDlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick jobsModular AutomationNorthern Trust Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Support your Limerick local for Pig n’ Porter festival

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleSoccer – Limerick FC to face Cork City in U/19’s CupNext articleLeo’s Leicester City blues Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSlimerickPig ‘n’ PorterSupport Your Local center_img Limerick’s Pig n’ Porter festival is a reminder to support your localWITH 6,601 Limerick jobs dependant on the drinks and hospitality industry, the Support Your Local campaign is out in force to highlight the contribution of the sector to Limerick’s economy.The push comes as the Pig N’ Porter festival kicks off this weekend and to encourage everyone to support their local.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Between the Limerick County and Limerick City constituencies, there are 360 pubs, 23 licenced hotels, 82 licenced restaurants and 129 off-licences, supporting local jobs and tourism.The most recent research by economist Tony Foley for the Support Your Local campaign, found that in Limerick County and Limerick City the drinks industry and hospitality sector:Supports 6,601 jobsHas a wage bill of €135m.Supports €6.2m in agri-output.Michael Storan, Campaign Manager for Support Your Local said: “The Support Your Local Campaign is all about promoting the positive contribution that Ireland’s drinks and hospitality sector has to local economies across Ireland.“We’re encouraging people to support their local in Limerick in conjunction with the Pig N Porter Festival. Local events and festivals like this remind us of the importance of the drinks and hospitality sector to the local community.“In Limerick there are 465 pubs, licenced restaurants and hotels, offerings domestic and international tourists a world renowned hospitality experience.”The ‘Support Your Local’ campaign was launched in 2014 and will run in 2016 for the third year. The campaign is driven by drinks suppliers, pubs, restaurants, hotels and independent off-licences who are enthusiastically asking people to recognise the massive contribution that the industry makes to local communities all over Ireland, and are calling on everyone to ‘Support Your Local’. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin NewsSupport your Limerick local for Pig n’ Porter festivalBy Staff Reporter – July 6, 2016 812 Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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