Covid-19 enforced land-based closures harm Inspired revenue

first_img31st March 2020 | By contenteditor Inspired Entertainment has implemented a range of actions to maintain financial flexibility and preserve liquidity after revealing that the closure of clients’ retail facilities due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has affected its revenue streams.Since the middle of March, when the coronavirus had spread more widely across regions worldwide, Inspired has drawn down around $24.9m (£20.2m/€22.7m) on its revolving credit facility to provide additional near-term liquidity and also cancelled or delayed material capital expenditures.Inspired also implemented furloughs across its business, reduced work hours and lowered compensation. Inspired said that these actions, along with other measures, are set to reduce its future cash payroll expense by around 70% to less than $2.0m per month.In addition, the Inspired board has approved plans to indefinitely delay payment of executive bonuses for the year ended December 31, 2019, as well as waive cash payments of board retainers that were due to be disbursed during the second quarter of 2019. Inspired said that these measures would help support its overall aim of achieving a breakeven monthly EBITDA level by May 2020 or soon after.“We have taken these decisive actions, which we believe are appropriate for our current level of business, as we prepare our company to withstand a potentially prolonged period of impaired revenue, including the loss of much of our retail revenue,” Inspired’s executive chairman Lorne Weil said.“At this point, we have limited visibility as to when our customers’ land-based locations may reopen. We believe our actions are appropriate steps to preserve our liquidity given the current environment.“That said, we continue to undertake aggressive efforts to reduce our operating expenses on an interim basis and expect to report further as these steps are implemented.”Despite the impact of coronavirus on its land-based activities, Weil said that as Inspired’s virtual sports and gaming businesses have a significant presence in markets not as badly impacted by coronavirus, this would help soften the blow.“We have been fortunate that each of our virtual sports and gaming businesses have had a substantial and growing presence in online/interactive, providing us an important cushion against the current cessation in our land-based business,” Weil said.“Our customers have reported to us that they are experiencing significant demand from consumers in the US, Europe and Australasia to bring virtual sports onto their respective systems as rapidly as possible, given the lack of live sports content for wagering.”This area of the business looks set for further growth after Inspired agreed a deal to launch its V-Play Basketball and NFLA Legends Football virtual sports games with online gambling operator bet365.Under the agreement, bet365 will run two dedicated V-Play Basketball streams; one based on US basketball and the other focusing on European events, with a new game every two minutes.Bet365 will also become the first operator to feature the NFLA Legends Football, a new game developed in partnership with NFL Alumni, the official organisation of former NFL American football league players, coaches and staff.V-Play NFLA Legends Football features 11 teams of alumni legends from some of the biggest teams going head-to-head in a single game format over a period of 90 seconds. Bet365 said: “We haven’t seen any virtual sports quite like V-Play Basketball and V-Play NFLA Legends Football.  They are great products, both visually and in the betting opportunities they offer the players. “We are very excited to be launching these products and we have no doubt they will be successful additions to our current virtual sports offerings.”The virtual sports and esports markets have seen significant activity in recent weeks due to the shut-down of many major sports events around the world as a result of the coronavirus.Last week, EveryMatrix enhanced its OddsMatrix service to help customers move into the esports betting sector, while the Formula 1 motor-racing series launched a new esports competition in place of the races that have been postponed due to coronavirus. Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation Video gaming Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Inspired Entertainment has implemented a range of actions to maintain financial flexibility and preserve liquidity after revealing that the closure of clients’ retail facilities due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has affected its revenue streams. Casino & gamescenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Video Gaming Covid-19 enforced land-based closures harm Inspired revenue Email Addresslast_img read more

Forget gold and Bitcoin! I’d invest regularly in FTSE 100 shares in an ISA to make a million

first_imgForget gold and Bitcoin! I’d invest regularly in FTSE 100 shares in an ISA to make a million The stunning capital returns recorded by gold and Bitcoin in 2019 could make them increasingly popular among investors. After all, they appear to have momentum that could realistically continue in the short run.However, investors may be better off taking a long-term view of their finances through regularly purchasing undervalued FTSE 100 shares. They may not match the returns on gold and Bitcoin in the short term. But their risk/reward ratio and track record of performance suggest that they could offer a better chance of making a million compared to buying the precious metal and virtual currency.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…Valuation prospectsThe valuation of the FTSE 100 suggests that it offers investment appeal at the present time. Numerous sectors such as industrials, defence, retail and banking contain stocks that trade on lower valuations than their historic averages. This suggests that risks such as Brexit and the trade war between the US and China have weighed on investor sentiment, thereby providing investors with the chance to buy high-quality stocks while they trade at appealing prices.Regular investingWhile investing a lump sum in FTSE 100 shares could be a good long-term move, so too could regular investing. As mentioned, risks face the world economy at the present time. This could mean that the index experiences periods of volatility over the coming months that cause share prices to decline on a temporary basis.Through regular investing, investors may be able to capitalise on the opportunities that this situation presents. And with the FTSE 100 having always recovered from its downturns to post new record highs, in the long run, the returns available from such a strategy could be high.Investing practicalitiesInvesting regularly in the FTSE 100 is easier than ever. It can be undertaken via most online share-dealing providers for a minimal fee that is sometimes as low as £1.50 per trade. As such, it is very accessible to all investors.Furthermore, investing in a tax-efficient way is a simple and cost-effective process. Opening a SIPP or a Stocks and Shares ISA is relatively uncomplicated and inexpensive. In the long run, it could lead to reduced tax being paid, which may boost your overall returns.Relative appealClearly, investing regularly in FTSE 100 shares is unlikely to generate a seven-figure portfolio in a short space of time. However, when undertaken over the long run, it could lead to a large portfolio – especially since the FTSE 100 seems to offer excellent value for money at the present time.Although Bitcoin and gold have enjoyed strong periods of growth, their long-term return profiles may not be as enticing as FTSE 100 stocks. Gold’s price level could be negatively impacted once investor confidence returns due to its defensive appeal, while a lack of fundamentals means that valuing Bitcoin following its recent surge is highly challenging. Therefore, investing in FTSE 100 shares could be a better means of making a million. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Sunday, 12th January, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. 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 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.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. 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! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

As a long-term investor, here’s what I’d do in this market crash

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Matthew Dumigan | Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 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. The devastating nature of a virus spreading throughout the global population has potentially catastrophic social, political, and economic impacts.The effects of the coronavirus have rippled across the global stock market causing share prices to plummet in the wake of a market crash. What’s more, the fastest stock market correction in history may not yet have fully run its course.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…Nevertheless, a market crash presents an opportunity to buy quality stocks at low prices, something which long-term investors should look to take advantage of.With that in mind, here’s what I think any investor with a long-term strategy would do well to consider.Don’t panicMarket crashes are common occurrences. Statistically, a long-term investor can expect to experience somewhere between four and six market crashes over their time in the market. Cold feet, as a result of falling share prices, often results in poor decision-making. This is because investors sell low and, more often than not, end up buying back in high when prices begin to pick up again. Instead, a much safer, simpler and successful strategy is to simply ride out the troughs and peaks over the long term.It’s well worth noting that the stock market has always recovered over the medium term after a correction. To take just one example, from May 2015 to February 2016, the FTSE 100 index shed 19% of its value. However, the index had recovered by October 2016.Snatch a bargainNaturally, a market crash presents an opportunity to buy quality stocks for a cheaper price. As share prices continue to plunge lower, there are certainly some bargains to be had.With the FTSE 100 index losing around 11% of its value over the last 10 days. I believe the index now contains some quality stocks that are trading on very cheap valuations.Some of my top picks include the consumer staples giant Unilever, and multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. Ultimately, companies like these, that posses strong balance sheets, healthy cash flows, and sustainable growth strategies, are best suited to shaking off the impact of the coronavirus and continuing to grow over the long term.Hold for the long termThat said, buying quality stocks that are undervalued is only part of pathway to financial freedom. Investments must be held for the long term to allow for attractive returns. To clarify, that’s usually a time period of five or more years but ultimately, the longer the better.Holding stocks over the long term allows for the miracle of compounding to take effect. As Albert Einstein once stated, compound interest is “the greatest mathematical discovery of all time”.Compounding is like a snowball effect. As you invest and begin to receive dividends, on top of increases in share prices, your ball of capital rolls down the hill becoming bigger and bigger. Given enough time, even a small initial investment has the potential to grow exponentially and result in extremely handsome returns.All things considered, I believe this market crash is an opportunity for investors to seek out a few bargains and hold them for the long term. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! As a long-term investor, here’s what I’d do in this market crash Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. 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. See all posts by Matthew Dumiganlast_img read more

Stock market crash: I’d drip feed £500 a month into these cheap UK shares to make a million

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Could the 2020 stock market crash be the investment opportunity of a lifetime? We here at The Motley Fool believe crashes shouldn’t be feared. For long-term investors with a sound investment strategy they provide a brilliant opportunity to get rich. And possibly even make a million.Those that buy equities in the immediate aftermath of a stock market crash often tend to make the biggest money. They use corrections to buy quality companies at dirt-cheap prices. And then to watch them balloon in value as the economic cycle picks up. In theory, it’s a simple way for share investors like you and I to turbocharge our overall returns. But it’s mightily effective.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…Buying shares after the stock market crashIt’s been proven that long-term investors can make an average annual return of 8-10%. Based on those figures, someone who drip feeds £500 a month into something like a Stocks and Shares ISA could make a whopping £1.03m over the space of 30 years. Some ISA millionaires have shown it’s possible to make even more money, and over a shorter space of time too.Let me talk you through a few shares I think have ‘millionaire-maker’ potential printed all over them following the stock market crash. I’ll start with Clipper Logistics, whose warehouses and distribution facilities provide a key role in the e-commerce segment.This business trades on a sub-1 forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.5. It’s a reading I think fails to reflect the exceptional rate at which the online shopping phenomenon is growing and, consequently, Clipper’s bright profits outlook. ACI Worldwide says British e-commerce sales rocketed by a fifth year-on-year in June.I’d happily buy Stock Spirits Group at current prices too. This business changes hands on a forward PEG ratio of 0.4 as earnings (just like those at Clipper) are expected to balloon more than 30% this fiscal year. This is no flash in the pan though. It can expect sales of its much-loved spirits labels to keep ripping higher as wealth levels in its core Central and Eastern European markets grow.A too-cheap-to-miss FTSE 100 stockI also reckon AstraZeneca is too cheap to miss after the stock market crash. This FTSE 100 share trades on a PEG ratio inside the bargain-basement territory of 1 for both 2020 and 2021. It’s a reading that fails to reflect the pharma giant’s top-quality pipeline that helped new medicine sales to soar 42% in the first half of 2020. This cheap price also doesn’t illustrate the profits boost AstraZeneca will receive in the years ahead as healthcare spending in emerging markets rockets.Buying these cheap stocks at today’s prices gives investors a chance to supercharge their eventual returns. And there are plenty more top-quality UK shares trading too cheaply to choose from. The stock market crash provides many opportunities for investors to build a five-star shares portfolio at little cost.It could even help you make a million or more! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. Stock market crash: I’d drip feed £500 a month into these cheap UK shares to make a millioncenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Monday, 3rd August, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Clipper Logistics. 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Zach Mercer swaps Bath Rugby for Montpellier

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Zach Mercer, a Bath academy graduate, will join Montpellier for the 2021/22 season when his contract runs out. Having not been capped for England since 2018, the 23-year old has opted to grow away from the Test stage for a while, with the RFU not picking players who ply their trade abroad.Mercer became a fan-favourite during his spell with Bath in their back-row. However, he has chosen to swap Bath for Montpellier to achieve a dream of playing in the Top 14.“It has been a long-standing dream of mine to play in France. The game is physical and will suit my playing style,” Mercer said on Bath’s website. “I feel like I am able to offer the Top 14 something different and that is what I am looking forward to.“I found it impossible to say no to the offer of a long-term contract with Montpellier and I’m very grateful to have had respectful and honest conversations every step of the way with Hoops (Stuart Hooper). There is a brilliant group of players and staff at Bath and I know they will go on to achieve great things together.”Stuart Hooper commented: “Zach is an exceptional player and one who we feel very proud of at Bath.  We will never hold any players back from realising their dreams and on this occasion, we see a brilliant young man leave to do just this.”Bath are currently struggling this Premiership campaign, as they lie tenth in the table. Montpellier are also struggling, sitting thirteenth in the Top 14 table. Despite this, Mercer is clearly relishing the prospect of joining the Montpellier in southern France, adding to a growing list players from Britain and Ireland playing abroad.Home Nations players abroadAlex Lozowski – Montpellier (loan from Saracens)Pierce Phillips – AgenLaurence Pearce – AgenNoel Reid – AgenGabriel Ibitoye – AgenSam Nixon – BayonneHayden Thompson-Stringer – BriveStan South- BriveStuart Olding – BriveWesley Douglas – BriveRory Jennings – ClermontEoghan Barrett – PauDonnacha Ryan – RacingFinn Russell – RacingSimon Zebo – RacingOwen Williams – Red HurricanesAlex Goode – Green RocketsGreig Laidlaw – Shining ArcsHadleigh Parks – Wild KnightsGeorge Kruis – Wild Knights Tom Savage – SuntoryFreddie Burns – Toyota VerblitzMyles Edwards – Toshiba Brave LupusSam Thomson – Toshiba Brave LupusMurray Douglas – Yamaha JubiloChris Robshaw – San Diego LegionCronan Gleeson – San Diego LegionAdam Ashe – LA GiltinisGlenn Bryce – LA GiltinisMat Turner – Seattle SeawolvesCharlie Connolly – Houston SaberCatsSteven Longwell – Old GloryMungo Mason – Old GloryBen Foden – RUNYWill Leonard – RUNYJames Rochford – RUNYEvan Mintern – RUNYJason Higgins – RUNYConor Kindregen – New England Free JacksRonan McCusker – New England Free JacksJohn Poland – New England Free JacksHarry Barlow – New England Free JacksDougie Fife – New England Free JacksOliver Jager – CrusadersFinlay Christie – Blues LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Zach Mercer will leave Bath at the end of the season to join Top 14 side Montpellier, becoming yet another player to trade British shores for rugby abroad Crossing the channel: Zach Mercer will join Montpellier at the end of Bath’s Premiership season (Getty Images) last_img read more

Dean Elliott Wolfe inducted rector of St. Bart’s in Manhattan

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Posted Jun 26, 2017 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [St. Bartholomew’s Church] In a joyous Celebration of New Ministry, St. Bartholomew’s Church marked the beginning of a new chapter on June 6, with the institution of the Rt. Rev. Dean Elliott Wolfe as the 13th rector of the storied New York church. Following a stirring sermon on Christian Witness by Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, Wolfe was formally instituted in a traditional service led by the Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, bishop of New York. Dietsche declared that he couldn’t be happier with the choice St. Bart’s parish has made and added, “We now enter a new chapter. And the call of Dean to be the rector of this church fills me with absolute confidence that we are on a good road”Participants in the service were drawn from Wolfe’s long friendships within the Episcopal Church as well as new relationships with the mid-Manhattan interfaith community.  Lectors included the the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for Evangelism, reconciliation and creation, and Pastor Amends Derr, senior pastor at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.  The Gospel was read by Archdeacon Monte C. Giddings of the Diocese of Kansas, where Wolfe served as bishop for 14 years prior to his call to St. Bart’s.The service included the presentation of gifts from members and friends of St. Bart’s representing the diverse programs and ministries housed in the landmark church on Park Avenue. These included the feeding program and shelter run by Crossroads Community Ministry, the St. Bart’s Preschool, and the welcome, liturgical, prayer and music ministries.  St. Bart’s Director of Music William K. Trafka composed a new hymn to mark the occasion, “Lord, we have come at your own invitation,” with words by F. Pratt Green (1903–2000) that were selected by Wolfe who also received Canons of the Church from Erika Meyer, Dean of Mid-Manhattan Episcopal Clericus and a New Jerusalem Bible from Monsignor Robert T. Ritchie, rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.According to Wolfe, he was drawn to St. Bart’s in part because of its long tradition as a welcoming place.  Said Wolfe, “It’s never been more important for the church to be an inclusive place for people who are straight or gay, people who are rich or poor, people who are of different racial backgrounds, ethnic backgrounds, cultural backgrounds, people who have different theologies, or different political points of view.”A highlight of the service was the presiding bishop’s sermon on Christian witness. Passionately recalling the words of Jesus to the apostles: “You shall be my witnesses,” Curry asserted, “It may well be that this Episcopal Church has been summoned by God for this moment in our cultural history to be a witness.”  As Curry addressed the hundreds gathered, he emphasized the importance of our “witness to a way of being Christian that looks something like Jesus of Nazareth,” weaving in quotes from Scripture, the Book of Common Prayer,  Frederick Douglas, and Mahatma Gandhi. He suggested that the popularity of Pope Francis comes from the simple fact that the pontiff is “just living the Gospel” in a way the world hasn’t seen for a long time.”  When the world sees such an example, said Curry, “he becomes a rock star.”In the most ambitious communications project the church as seen in 40 years, the service was livestreamed in a four-camera production with live commentary by Patrick Hornbeck, chair of the Theology Department at Fordham University.  The livestream was made possible by St. Bart’s member Greg Harper, president of Harpervision Associates and by Bob Marty, president at Inky Dinky Worldwide, Inc. Between the live broadcast and its later views, more than seven thousand people shared in this landmark event.  Curry’s sermon is embedded here.Wolfe joins the parish with his wife of 36 years, Ellen Frantz-Wolfe. They have an adult son, William. He holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University (Ohio), graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1992, and received an honorary doctorate from the seminary in 2004.  Wolfe has served as a vice-president of the House of Bishops since 2009. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Shreveport, 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 Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 last_img read more

Primate of Brazil calls for women and men to fight…

first_img Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Primate of Brazil calls for women and men to fight together for gender equality Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Posted Mar 8, 2018 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of the Anglican Episcopal Church in Brazil, Francisco de Assis da Silva, has called on men and women in the church to work together in the fight for gender equality. Francisco, who leads the Diocese of South-Western Brazil in addition to his role as primate of the province, said in an open letter that “We live in a time of setbacks sponsored by those who hold power in the Brazilian state. Violence against women has widened. The exclusion of social rights has become systematic against the most vulnerable segments of society and, of course, women are the biggest victims.”Read the entire article here. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Gender Justice Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

House Morkel / Neo Architects

first_img Photographs Photographs:  Eddy Fournier Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” South Africa Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Corobrik, Lafarge Holcim, Plascon, Aluglass, Kliplok, Re-used stone from site Dries Verbeek 2015 Lead Architects: Area:  552 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNeo ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSilver Lakes Golf EstateSouth AfricaPublished on January 16, 2020Cite: “House Morkel / Neo Architects” 16 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931987/house-morkel-neo-architects Clipboard House Morkel / Neo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse Morkel / Neo Architects Architects: Neo Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Eddy Fournier+ 21Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931987/house-morkel-neo-architects Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Silver Lakes Golf Estate, South Africa Year:  Clients:Albie MorkelEngineering:Dippenaar & LapageLandscape:OwnerCity:Silver Lakes Golf EstateCountry:South AfricaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eddy FournierRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodText description provided by the architects. House Morkel is a contemporary farm style house designed, according to the clients brief, to be true to its use of different raw materials and provides different open spaces for entertainment and comfortable living. Set in between dated Tuscan “styled” houses this house speaks the language of the vernacular climate with a central roof garden over a covered patio, protected from the weather yet opening up towards the garden and swimming pool.Save this picture!© Eddy FournierSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Eddy FournierThe roof garden provides a well-insulated entertainment area and softens the structure with landscaping elevated from ground level to the floor above.The bedrooms overlook this roof garden for a tranquil bushveld effect. Throughout the design, internal vistas were created to experience the landscaping and external areas to give the house an airy and light feel.Save this picture!© Eddy FournierSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Eddy FournierThe front door is on an axis defined by a wooden deck that extends from the front door straight through the house to a green wall outside. The open plan kitchen and dining room have views to both the entertainment patio with swimming pool and the boma, a client request for socializing around a campfire.Save this picture!© Eddy FournierThe high rock cladded wall at the boma is a reoccurring detail on the street elevation. In this case the rock wall provides privacy to the main entertainment area from the street as privacy was also an important factor in the design.The entrance courtyard, privately tucked away from the street view, is a play area for the kids and creates a covered approach, by means of the extended roof garden, to the foyer. This design proofs that contextual and vernacular architecture is achievable and greater success for comfortable living even in estates where the norm is to conform to inappropriate adapted foreign styles of architecture.Save this picture!© Eddy FournierProject gallerySee allShow lessCores Apartment / Camila Fleck ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsEmerson College Student Residences / Elkus Manfredi ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Projects House Morkel / Neo Architectslast_img read more

Jewson offers £100,000 for community building projects

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 3 March 2015 | News Tagged with: corporate Funding Jewson offers £100,000 for community building projects AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  77 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Builders’ merchants Jewson is offering £100,000 to help fund community projects in its Building Better Communities campaign. The winning entries will receive a combination of donated products from Jewson plus cash.Regional winners will receive support of £1,000 and £5,000, and the overall winner will receive £50,000 in prizes.Applications and nominations should be in no more than 300 words. Jewson is looking for projects which have a sustainable impact, use sustainable products, and reach a large number of people (but without giving undue bias towards urban areas).Projects could be a new roof for a village hall, a sensory garden for local school children or the renovation of a long-forgotten community building.Once the nominations period has closed, a shortlist will be announced. This will then be put to a public vote.The closing date for entries to Jewson’s Building Better Communities is 12 April 2015.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTFdRJ5-H5Y[/youtube]last_img read more

ECISD has variety of job openings

first_img Facebook Local News WhatsApp ECISD has variety of job openings By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook TAGS  Twittercenter_img ECISD logo wide If you’re anything from a first-year teacher to a tire and lube person, Ector County Independent School District probably has an opening for you. The district is hosting a job fair from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, 300 E. 29th St. Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Gregory Nelson said in a text message that there are 250 teacher openings and 150 other positions available. Counselors, teachers, special education teachers, aides, custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, people that can do oil changes also are needed, along with many other positions, Sandra Banda, director of recruitment, Title IX and substitute services said. The district also offers Odessa Pathway to Teaching where people with four-year degrees can go through an alternative certification program to become a teacher in a short time, Banda said. While in the program, prospective teachers work with master teachers and with students. Banda said they also can work on strategies, try out their lesson plans and follow or practice discipline procedures. “There are a lot of alternative certification programs out there,” she said, “but I love our program because it really gives the professional an opportunity to be in the classroom as a teacher before they step in there into their own classroom. That’s very valuable because when you’re coming into the classroom for the first time as an alt cert person and you’ve never actually been the teacher, it’s a challenging environment.” “I also like that our applicants that are in the program are going to have support beyond the summer program, or the five-week program they’re doing that’s very intensive. Our instructional coaches are going to continue to support them throughout their first year of internship,” Banda added. This gives the teacher someone to call when they hit a challenge. Test preparation for the certification exam also is provided, she said. “… A lot of times teachers go through this alt cert program, or even regular programs, and they have a hard time passing those certification tests so therefore they can’t become a certified teacher. So our program offers test prep to help them through that, face-to-face test prep, if they need that, peer tutoring, and so it offers a lot of support,” Banda said. One of the goals of the Odessa Pathway to Teaching is to have each cohort become like family so they can support each other through the program and hopefully beyond it, she said. Currently, there are 32 candidates poised to graduate. The fair will feature representatives from all the campuses and the substitute department. “We’ll be there offering information about Odessa Pathway program for people that might be interested in that, so we’re going to have lots of different representatives there to interview if there’s a possibility, or to take some resumes to call the next day,” Banda said. “I have interviewed at the job fairs before and offered letters of intent, so it’s going to be the same set up,” she added. The district uses TalentEd for applications and Banda said it has worked well. If you have applied for a job in another district and you put in your name and password, it will populate the application with all your information. Banda and Nelson both said they are looking forward to the fair. “I’m hoping that the public will be aware of it and be willing to come out and see what opportunities there are because we do have a variance in the things that we’re hiring,” Banda said. Starting salary for teachers is now $50,000, she added. Banda said being able to say that to applicants has made a difference. “I can tell you from going to job fairs where you’re meeting people that are right out of college and are looking for a first-time job, when you’re able to say your starting salary is $50,000, they really do light up. … I’m looking forward to going up a little bit more. That way we can continue to provide as much as we can for our teachers that are making the move over here, or changing careers through our Pathway program,” Banda said. The advertising for job openings has been split up and it has been effective because teachers automatically think of applying to a school district, but others may not realize there are opportunities for maintenance, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, custodians, electricians, plumbers and mechanics. “… We have kind of like our own little city that we run here, and so I think it’s important to put everything out there as clear as we can have it because you may not think of the district as your first choice, but eventually for some person, the district is going to be the right choice of job. That’s why we want to let them know that we are hiring for different jobs, not just teaching,” Banda said. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Previous article060419_El_Pollo_Riendo_JF_08Next articleCHAREN: Remove children from sex offender registries Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more