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Wapic Insurance PLC (WAPIC.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgCoronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Should I buy GameStop stock?

first_img Enter Your Email Address See all posts by James J. McCombie FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Should I buy GameStop stock?center_img The GameStop (NYSE:GME) share price is $254. A year ago, it was around $5. That means the GameStop stock price has risen an extraordinary 5,000% over the course of 12 months. Most of the price action has happened in the last five months. Calling the GameStop share price volatile might be an understatement.A short-squeeze for the agesThe story of the GameStop share price action in 2021 is fascinating. Several hedge funds and other institutions and individuals had sold GameStop stock short in 2020 as it began to rise during the bull run in stocks. The bet was that the stock price would fall. A coordinated buying effort, arranged across social media and forums, sought to scupper these plans by forcing the price higher. This would result in a short-squeeze, forcing shorters to cover (buy back the shares they sold) and incur losses. And, it worked: one notable hedge fund lost nearly 50% on its investments. GameStop stock saw its price soar.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…Some of the buyers might have believed in the movement to bring down the financial heavyweights. Others might have just gone along for the ride. Here at the Motley Fool, we encourage investors to take a long-term view. Momentum trading to realise short-term gains is not something that I would encourage. GameStop stock rocketed from $12 to $483 in January before falling back to $39 in February, then up to $349 in March, down to $132 in April, and here we are at $254 at the time of writing. A trader that could time these moves (few can) might have done well, but being caught on the wrong side of these erratic price swings would have resulted in heavy losses.Trading activity around GameStop is picking up again. This time, however, the narrative is a little different. Gone is the rebuke to the financial big boys theme. Now the fundamentals of the company are said to be strong.Turnaround plansGameStop has been struggling. Hundreds of stores were closed in 2017. The company was profitable in 2017 and broke even in 2018, with revenue rising over those years. However, revenues have declined from that point on, and the company has been making losses from 2019 onwards (although they are shrinking). GameStop has struggled due to the rise of online retailers and digital game downloads. When a major game or console is released, GameStop has seen customers rise, only to fall when the release calendar dries up.The company is trying to remake its stores into places people where to spend time, not just pop in to buy something (which they can do from home), and expand its online store. Allowing rental of PCs loaded with games in store for co-operative gaming is one way it is making its store more attractive. Gamestop is offering retro gaming experiences on otherwise defunct consoles and hosting tabletop game experiences.Am I buying GameStop stock?No, I am not buying GameStop stock. I feel that sentiment is driving the GameStop share price. Perhaps I am cynical, but I also worry about the motivations of those leading the charge. The turnaround plans have the potential to stabilise, perhaps even grow revenues. Still, for a company trading at a price-to-sales ratio of nearly four times, I don’t think it will be able to do enough to keep the share price inflated when interest dwindles, and I think it will. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. James J. McCombie | Monday, 31st May, 2021 | More on: GME Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images James J. McCombie 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.last_img read more

La educación siempre fue una parte de la vocación de…

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Este artículo es el segundo de una serie de cuatro partes en el ministerio de las catedrales, que presenta entrevistas con sus decanos. El primer artículo, “Video: en el interior de la Catedral San Pablo [St. Paul], en Londres, con el decano David Ison” está disponible aquí. En el 2013, ENS también publicó una serie sobre decanos de la catedral, disponible aquí.El Muy Rdo. Ashton Brooks es el decano de la Catedral de la Epifanía en Santo Domingo, en la diócesis de la República Dominicana y decano del Centro de Educación Teológica, en el seminario de la IX Provincia. Foto: Lynette Wilson / Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Santo Domingo, República Dominicana] Servir a la iglesia se encuentra en la sangre del Muy Rdo. Ashton Brooks.Brooks, el decano de la Catedral de la Epifanía, es uno de los más de 10 en su familia, siete todavía sirviendo en el ministerio activo, que ha servido a la iglesia. Ha sido ordenado y ha participado en el ministerio activo durante 45 años.La Diócesis de la República Dominicana designó a la Epifanía una catedral después que Brooks regresó a la República Dominicana hace cuatro años. A lo largo de su ministerio, Brooks ha servido a la iglesia de los Estados Unidos, el Caribe y desde puntos de toda América Latina, entre ellos la República Dominicana, pero antes de regresar a “casa”, esta última vez, estuvo 10 años como decano de la Iglesia Catedral de Todos Santos en Santo Thomas, Islas Vírgenes.“Volví porque soy un soñador”, dijo Brooks, quien nació en San Pedro de Macorís, una comunidad alrededor de una hora en el este a lo largo de la costa del Caribe.Brooks también sirve como decano del Centro de Estudios Teológicos, la cual comparte la propiedad en la sección de Gazcue de Santo Domingo con la Catedral de la Epifanía. El centro sirve ahora como el seminario oficial de la IX Provincia, incluyendo siete diócesis episcopales repartidas por todo el Caribe, América Central y el norte de América del Sur. En la actualidad hay cinco seminaristas residentes, cuatro dominicanos y una ecuatoriana.Su sueño, explicó, es ampliar el Centro de Estudios Teológicos y reubicarlo en otro lugar.El énfasis en la educación ha estado en el corazón del ministerio de Brooks. Es también una de las prioridades de la Diócesis de la República Dominicana, donde casi la mitad de 55 misiones de la diócesis tienen escuelas afiliadas, lo que refleja el compromiso de la Iglesia con la educación.“Las iglesias y las escuelas se han movido mano a mano en esta diócesis”, dijo Brooks. “La manera de ayudar a la gente salir de una situación desesperada es darles la oportunidad para la educación”.Cuando se le preguntó acerca de lo que le motiva, Brooks pensó en las clases que tomo en la Escuela de Divinidad de Harvard  con el estudioso del Antiguo Testamento Paul Hanson, quien además de dar clases en Harvard enseñó en la escuela dominical. Hanson diría que sus logros académicos no significaba nada si no era “capaz de relacionarse con los niños en la escuela dominical”, dijo Brooks.La Catedral de la Epifanía se encuentra en la sección de Gazcue de Santo Domingo. La presencia episcopal en Santo Domingo se remonta a 1918 Foto: Julius AriailReubicar al seminario de la catedral también tendría el beneficio añadido de liberar el espacio para agregar una escuela primaria para ministerios de alcance de la catedral, dijo Brooks. Además de los servicios de adoración, la catedral cuenta con un programa semanal de alimentación, una despensa de alimentos mensual, la biblioteca Helen F. Kellogg en el idioma Inglés y una guardería para “Las ovejitas “, “la pequeña oveja”, entre otros programas para servir a la comunidad.“La educación es el camino para ayudar a la gente en sus vidas”, dijo. “Mi vocación siempre ha sido la educación”.Brooks se desempeñó anteriormente en el Centro de Estudios Teológicos en la década de 1970 y 1980, y más tarde también dirigió el Centro de Reflexión Teológica, en San José, Costa Rica.Brooks se graduó de la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, la universidad más antigua de América, y también obtuvo grados del Seminario Episcopal del Caribe, antes localizada en Puerto Rico, y el Seminario General de Teología en Nueva York. También estudió en la Escuela Episcopal de Divinidad en Cambridge, Massachusetts. El Seminario de Divinidad en el pacífico en Berkely, California, le otorgó un doctorado honoris en 1993.Curiosamente, fue durante el servicio militar obligatorio de Brooks, durante el régimen militar de Rafael Trujillo, cuando se dio cuenta que él fue llamado a servir a la iglesia. Cada mañana Brooks dirigía un estudio de la Biblia como un incentivo para que los soldados lleguen a tiempo al simulacro de las 4 a.m., dijo.“‘El Señor te está llevando a este servicio” se le dijo en ese momento, dijo, y fue entonces que comenzó a explorar el ministerio.Los domingos por la mañana, la Epifanía ofrece  dos servicios, uno a las 8:45 am en inglés, donde hay poca asistencia, y el otro a las 10:45 horas en español que atrae a un público mucho más amplio.La Catedral de la Epifanía alberga una despensa mensual de alimentos llamada “Canasta de Lázaro”, además de albergar un programa de alimentación de desayuno semanal. Foto: Julius AriailDurante una entrevista con Episcopal News Service en su despacho de la catedral, Brooks explicó que la presencia Episcopal en Santo Domingo se remonta a 1918, dos años después de que Estados Unidos ocupó la isla, una ocupación que duró hasta 1924.Al principio, la presencia episcopal comenzó como una misión sirviendo a los militares de habla Inglesa militares de EE.UU. y sus familias y la comunidad de expatriados.“Ministrando en Inglés para gente que habla Inglés en América Latina”, dijo Brooks, quien agregó que los anglicanos de habla Inglesa no siempre recuerdan que hay anglicanos de habla hispana, también. “El estereotipo es que son todos ex católicos romanos”. (La bisabuela de Brooks por el lado de su padre era anglicana)Tanto como un erudito y un maestro, Brooks ha trabajado para descubrir, interpretar y articular la Biblia de una manera que refleja la singularidad de las personas y la cultura de América Latina.Él ve su ministerio con fuertes raíces en “tratar de ayudar a las personas que buscan la paz y entenderse entre ellos”.– Lynette Wilson es una editora/reportera para Episcopal News Service.  Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY center_img Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL La educación siempre fue una parte de la vocación de Ashton Brooks El primer decano de la Catedral de Epifanía de Santo Domingo Submit a Job Listing Por Lynette WilsonPosted Mar 26, 2014 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC 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 Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Dúo de Locura de Cuaresma pone el énfasis de la…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Holy Week/Easter Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Dúo de Locura de Cuaresma pone el énfasis de la competencia en las historias inspiradoras de los santos Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Por David PaulsenPosted Mar 27, 2017 Rector Washington, DC El Rdo. Scott Gunn, a la izquierda, y el Rdo. Tim Schenck posan con una efigie de cartón de San Francisco de Asís, ganador del Halo de Oro 2015.[Episcopal News Service] La categoría está repleta de nombres importantes.  Los partidos pueden ser intensos. Los resultados individuales pueden depender de cambios de último momento. Y al final, sólo un competidor reclama el título de campeón.¿Locura de Marzo [March Madness]? No, esta es Locura de Cuaresma [Lent Madness] y el santo que sobrepase a todos será coronado con el Halo de Oro.P y R: Locura de CuaresmaNombre: Rdo. Tim SchenckEdad: 48Donde: Hingham, MassachusettsQuien: Rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Juan EvangelistaNombre: Rdo. Scott GunnEdad: 49Donde: Cincinnati, OhioQuien: Director ejecutivo del Movimiento AdelanteEl Rdo. Tim Schenck, un rector episcopal de Massachusetts, creó Locura de Cuaresma en 2010 como una rasgo distintivo de su blog . Dos años después, se asoció con el Movimiento Adelante [Forward Movement] y añadió un “coconspirador”, el Rdo. Scott Gunn, director ejecutivo del Movimiento Adelante. Desde entonces, Locura de Cuaresma ha llegado a ser tan popular entre cristianos de todas las denominaciones que la página web del torneo ha atraído una participación de 100.000 durante la competencia de 32 santos.Cada día, se le pide a los fans que voten por uno o dos santos luego de informarse acerca de ellos leyendo sus bien elaboradas biografías en Locura de Cuaresma. Hasta 10.000 votos se emiten cada día, dijo Gunn, y los participantes pueden marcar los resultados en una tabla de puntuaciones santas. Schenck y Gunn no están a favor de los juegos de azar, pero las iglesias y otras organizaciones estas invitadas a usar sus votaciones como herramientas de recaudación de fondos con fines benéficos.“¿Quién no querría decirle a todo el mundo en su parroquia que han ganado la Cuaresma?”, dijo Schenck.Schenck y Gunn hablaron por teléfono con Episcopal News Service el 22 de marzo mientas Locura de Cuaresma se acerca aceleradamente a la clasificación del Halo de Oro de este año el 12 de abril, Miércoles Santo.Parece que Locura de Cuaresma no tiene nada en absoluto que ver con los deportes. Dicho eso, ¿son ustedes dos fanáticos del baloncesto y siguen la auténtica Locura de Marzo?Schenck: La razón de que yo comenzará Locura de Cuaresma en primer lugar es que me cansé de que los fans del baloncesto acapararan toda la diversión en esta época del año, mientras los cristianos teníamos que renunciar a cosas y estar comiendo yerbitas y cosas por el estilo. Soy un gran fanático de los deportes, y me puse a pensar, un momento, combinemos estas dos cosas: santos y categorías. Desde luego que funcionarían juntos de maravilla. Y así comencé este proyecto de puro capricho, y ha llegado a ser lo que es hoy, en parte gracias a nuestra asociación con el Movimiento Adelante. Scott hablará de ser el Don King de mi Muhammad Alí, lo cual, en otras palabras, me haría el más importante y le daría a Scot un mal aspecto. Pero hablando en serio, el Movimiento Adelante ha hecho muchísimo por promover Locura de Cuaresma a lo largo de los años, y Scott y yo hemos trabajando juntos para correr la voz. Esa ha sido la levadura para hacer crecer el pan de Locura de Cuaresma.Scott, ¿eres fan del baloncesto?Gunn: No. Mentiría si dijera que sí. Pero soy muy competitivo.Locura de Cuaresma ha levantado muchos partidarios. Ustedes o sus seguidores han incurrido alguna vez en alguna especie de discusión “divina” respecto a quién debería de ganar?Schenck: Nosotros, como el Supremo Comité Ejecutivo, somos por supuesto imparciales. Pero alentamos la discusión en las redes sociales y eso desde luego sí ocurre.Gunn: Cuando Tim comenzó Locura de Cuaresma el primer año, cuando él mismo lo hacía en su blog, yo era un participante  y quería que George Herbert ganara. Y en consecuencia, antes de que yo fuera del Supremo y tuviera que ser neutral, llevé a cabo una terrible campaña de difamación contra Julián de Norwich y Teresa de Ávila, que resultó exitosa, podría añadir. De manera que esa es la razón por la cual George Herbert ganó el primer año, porque yo fui como el Karl Rove de Locura de Cuaresma.¿Pero ahora no puedes hacer eso, verdad?Gunn: Exactamente, es como cuando miras el discurso del Estado de la Unión y los magistrados del Tribunal Supremo se sientan con sus togas negras, y no pueden sonreír, ni ponerse de pie ni aplaudir ni nada. Tim y yo somos exactamente como eso, excepto que llevamos togas que son moradas, por supuesto.Schenck: Pero nosotros también tenemos la misma cantidad de seguridad laboral que tiene un magistrado del Tribunal Supremo porque nos hemos nombrado de por vida.Este es el octavo año. ¿Cuánto tiempo y esfuerzo dedican a planear las categorías y a supervisar los partidos?Schenck: Muchísimo tiempo. Cuando yo lo escribía todo durante los dos primeros años de Locura de Cuaresma, no recuerdo la Cuaresma de 2010 y la de 2011, valga decir. Pero contamos con una tremenda cantidad de apoyo y ayuda, no sólo del Movimiento Adelante, sino que contamos con 11 blogueros célebres. Y nuestros blogueros célebres son los que hacen el grueso de los escritos para las clasificaciones, y hacen un trabajo formidable para infundirles vida a esas almas santasGunn: Y luego en lo que se refiere a organizar las categorías, tenemos un período de nominaciones abiertas, en el que cualquiera puede sugerir santos elegibles. Eso tendrá lugar durante la estación de Pascua. Y recogemos todas las nominaciones y luego Tim y yo tenemos un retiro de primavera. Nos reunimos en alguna parte.Schenck: Un lugar seguro y secreto.Gunn: Sí, nos reunimos en un lugar seguro y secreto que usualmente es una cafetería, y usualmente nos lleva un par de días organizar el grupo y decidir cómo se organizan los partidos y a quién ponemos allí. Y luego a lo largo del verano, los blogueros célebres, bajo un enorme velo de misterio, escriben las primeras entradas y trabajamos en la tarjeta de puntuación santa. Y ya se ha convertido en una tradición que damos a conocer el grupo el 3 de noviembre, que es el Día de Todas las Categorías. Así como el 1 de noviembre es el Día de Todos los Santos, y el 2 es el de Todas las Almas [o de los Fieles Difuntos], el 3 de noviembre es el Día de Todas las Categorías.Luego, esto es un proceso de todo el añoSchenck: Oh, sí, estamos en el negocio de la Cuaresma perpetua.¿Entran en cada torneo con una idea al comienzo de quién ganará el Halo de Oro? ¿Y cómo es posible que Francisco de Asís perdiera en 2010?Schenck: Nunca participo, porque siempre me equivoco. Cualquiera que yo crea que va a ganar, no gana. De manera que dejé incluso de intentarlo. Scott, ¿tú apuestas?Gunn: Tenemos un grupo de apostadores aquí en Forward Movement para recaudar dinero para beneficencia, de manera que yo apuesto con ese fin. Pero no suelo hacerlo bien. Nunca he ganado.Schenck: Luego, la información del enterado no sirve.Gunn: San Francisco es en verdad un gran ejemplo. No salió muy bien en 2010 y luego avanzó todo el trayecto hacia la victoria en 2015, de manera que sencillamente uno no sabe. Creo que mucha gente se quedó pasmada y consideraron un revés que Juana de Arco perdiera este año en la primera ronda. Así, pues, uno nunca sabe.Schenck: Lo mismo que pasa con Locura de Marzo,  hay cenicientas y hay reveses y muchísimo drama.Gunn: Mi esperanza para Locura de Cuaresma es que siempre resulte inspiradora para la gente, que la gente aprenda algo de esto y que se diviertan jugando. A mí no me importa mucho quién gane o quién pierda [tanto como] que haya una figura interesante acerca de la cual las personas aprendan. Te garantizo que muchísima gente sabe acerca de Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky por Locura de Cuaresma que por lo que de otro modo sabrían acerca de él, y su historia es realmente inspiradora. Me siento orgulloso de Locura de Cuaresma por dar a conocer mejor su historia.Schenck: Toda la idea de poner a competir a santos entre sí es obviamente absurda. Todos ellos han ganado sus halos de oro en el Cielo. No tienen nada de que preocuparse sobre esa puntuación. Todo consiste en presentar algunas historias inspiradoras y dejar que la gente conozca a algunos santos muy conocidos con mayor profundidad y también presentándoles algunas figuras más oscuras que sí hicieron algunas cosas santas en su propio tiempo.¿Hay alguna manera en que las obras de un santo pudieran compararse a un mate de Michael Jordan o a un bloqueo de Shaq?Schenck: No sé, pienso que todos estos santos serían miembros del Equipo de Ensueño, de manera que existe esa analogía.Ustedes dos parecen ser claramente estudiosos [de la vida] de los santos, suena como que sus seguidores también lo son.Gunn: Locura de Cuaresma parece al principio que se trata de una competencia, y luego, cuando te fijas un poco más, ves que se trata realmente de aprender acerca de los santos. Y luego cuando lo miras aún más de cerca, ves que se trata de cómo Dios obra en personas ordinarias y desastrosas para hacer cosas extraordinarias. Y eso es lo que esperamos que sea uno de los logros de Locura de Cuaresma, que todos nosotros podamos inspirarnos para ver a Dios obrar en nuestras propias vidas, aunque acaso inspirarnos ocasionalmente por un poquito de tontadas.Cuando dicen personas ordinarias y desastrosas, ¿qué quieren decir con eso? Gunn: Bueno, que todos somos pecadores y que nadie es perfecto.Schenck: Literalmente ponemos a los santos en un pedestal, ya sea en estatuas, vidrieras o pinturas, y la gente se olvida de que fueron seres ordinarios a quienes les corría sangre por las venas, que ciertamente hicieron cosas heroicas o vivieron en tiempos particularmente intensos, y Dios los llamó a servir en nombre de Jesús de una manera particular. Fueron imperfectos, tuvieron fallos, y no obstante Dios los usó para hacer cosas heroicas. Creo que todos nosotros podemos encontrar alguna inspiración en eso.– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él a [email protected] Esta entrevista ha sido ligeramente corregida y condensada con fines de claridad. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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2016 Apopka MLK Day Parade Info

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Previous articleMount Plymouth “Bypass” OpensNext articleBreaking Traffic News – Monroe Avenue Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The 7th Annual South Apopka Ministerial Alliance MLK Day parade will begin today at the VFW Post 519 South Central Avenue at 2:00 PM and travel south down Marvin C. Zanders Boulevard, and turn west on 13th Street.The parade ends at the John Bridges Community Center (445 West 13th Street Apopka, FL 32703).Greg Jackson will host the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance MLK Day Program at the John Bridges Community Center starting 3:00pm or immediately after the parade. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Villa Swallow / Studio Ante Murales d.o.o.

first_img Projects Year:  Photographs:  Jure Živković Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Residential Architecture Save this picture!© Jure Živković+ 27Curated by María Francisca González Share Villa Swallow / Studio Ante Murales d.o.o.Save this projectSaveVilla Swallow / Studio Ante Murales d.o.o. Villa Swallow / Studio Ante Murales d.o.o. “COPY” Manufacturers: Artemide, Caparol, Catalano, Cemex, Mapei, IMOLA LEONARDO, PIAZZETASave this picture!© Jure ŽivkovićRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackText description provided by the architects. How should a vacation home look like, on a rather steep terrain that collapses into the sea so that all vegetation, combed by the bora, looks distorted and schizophrenic. Vacation homes in the era of socialism were called “cottages”. They were prestige things for every socialist bureaucrat. Socialism collapsed, but the spirit of “cottage” with its incompleteness and clumsiness remained circling above the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Having learned from bad experiences of not so distant history, I wonder what those structures should be? Such buildings remind me primarily of a porch, deep shade, shadow, a view of the sea horizon.Save this picture!© Jure ŽivkovićSave this picture!© Jure ŽivkovićIn the spatial concept and scenario of use, the key role is played by the relations between geometrically elementary “full” and “empty” volumes. Outdoor spaces—rooms in the open, are integrated in the scenario of using and experiencing the house.Save this picture!Section A-AAlready the Romans used the vine as a covered structure that creates a shadow. It is called pergola. This ingenious invention that creates shade and gives fruit in summer, and passes the sun’s rays in winter, was the starting point of my thinking about country architecture. I wondered why a pergola would not be a “housing-sleeping cube”, and a kitchen a cube cut into the hill. By moving these two cubes we get a large, covered living room, that is, a terrace. The third cube is cut deep below the living room—the terrace, and is reserved for guest rooms. The house is formed by the interplay of three almost identical cubes. A “positive void space” is created that lets the flow of the mountain wind pass toward the sea, that does not block the view of Brač and Biokovo. It is painted with shade and is horizontal enough to carry on it all the needs of dwelling.Save this picture!© Jure ŽivkovićThe microclimate conditions and a view determined the layout of the building. But the same applies to the materiality and tactile properties of the house. The cubes are cast from concrete, and relate to the rocks of Biokovo mountain range with their color. Traditional construction of small rural houses in this area implies the construction from a single material. It was mostly stone, and the cover was made of stone slabs. That anonymous gesture created beautiful functional units and, as required, open spaces. Dalmatian architecture is the architecture of open spaces—uncovered or covered with vine, stone slabs, tile, or, in this case, a concrete cube.Save this picture!© Jure ŽivkovićI have been carrying the idea of this house for seven years. They say that we are builders of ideas. Miraculous is the path from the idea to realization. I never wanted to create an image from this house, to create a sculpture. To direct a space for living. The space must be filled with us. I wanted to make a proper protection from the sun, protection from the wind, rain, and cold, I wanted all windows and openings to be full of the sea.Save this picture!© Jure ŽivkovićProject gallerySee allShow lessA’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for SubmissionsOpportunitiesWall of Knowledge Middle School / Tarik Zoubdi Architect + Mounir Benchekroun ArchitectSelected Projects Share CopyResidential Architecture, Houses•Marušići, Croatia “COPY”center_img Area:  270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio Ante Murales d.o.o.OfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMarušićiCroatiaPublished on September 17, 2018Cite: “Villa Swallow / Studio Ante Murales d.o.o.” 17 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896094/villa-swallow-studio-ante-murales-doo Clipboard Croatia Architects: Studio Ante Murales d.o.o. Area Area of this architecture project 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896094/villa-swallow-studio-ante-murales-doo Clipboardlast_img read more

Massive protests in Algeria demand sweeping reforms

first_imgJuly 5, 1830, was the day the Turkish-appointed ruler of Algiers surrendered to the invading French army. July 5, 1962, was the day Algeria declared independence from French imperialism.July 5, 2019, was the day that many hundreds of thousands of Algerians came out in the streets in Algiers, as well as in other cities — Constantine, Bouira, Annaba, Chlef, Oran, Mostaganem, Béjaïa, Tizi-Ouzou, Bordj Bou Arreridj, M’Sila, Batna, Djelfa and El Tarf — to demand an end to the corrupt system running Algeria with the strong support of the army. What made the turnout more impressive was that July 5 was one of the hottest days in Africa’s history, hitting 124˚F. This was the 20th successive Friday since February when there were protest demonstrations in Algeria.They were sparked by then President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announcing he intended to seek a fifth term. Even after Bouteflika resigned April 2, protests continued, fueled by blatant corruption of Algeria’s ruling elite and the dilapidation and mismanagement of its economy, which is completely tied to the production of oil and natural gas. The unemployment of youth, officially at 26.4 percent, was another burning issue.Given that July 5 was a national holiday, many protesters carried pictures and mementos of the martyrs of the Revolution and sang patriotic songs. A particular target of the protesters was General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, head of the armed forces and considered to be the real power in the Algerian government. Chants about him ranged from “Gaïd Salah buzz off” to “The people and the army are brothers, but Gaïd Salah is with the traitors.” Basically the people demonstrating want the whole coterie of officials connected with Bouteflika gone before elections for president take place.The protests at times grew very militant and forced cops to retreat when they tried to block marchers’ access to squares and streets. When the police used tear gas, people responded with empty glass water bottles.Elections had been scheduled for July 4, but had to be postponed when only two relatively unknown candidates indicated they wanted to run. The political situation in Algeria is still murky.Salah has decreed it illegal to carry an Amazigh (Berber) flag in demonstrations, claiming that promoting the flag is an attempt to break the unity of the Algerian state. The Amazighen are the original Indigenous inhabitants of Algeria and all of North Africa west of the Nile. In 2016, an overwhelming vote in a referendum gave their language constitutional  protection.Salah obviously wants to sow division and confusion in the protest movement that has remained strong.Another obvious maneuver by Salah was having Lakhdar Bouregaa, a revered veteran of Algeria’s 1954-62 War of Independence from France, arrested for criticizing him. He claimed such criticism “undermined the morale of the army,” especially since Bouregaa is a leader of the Front des Forces Socialistes (Front of Socialist Forces), the oldest opposition party in Algeria, which is affiliated with the Socialist International.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Paramilitary force tells media what they can publish

first_img Receive email alerts November 23, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Paramilitary force tells media what they can publish March 3, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders condemns the directive that the Assam Rifles, a paramilitary group attached to the interior ministry, sent to local media in the northeastern state of Nagaland ordering them not to quote the statements of an outlawed separatist group. News Sent on 24 October to the Eastern Mirror, Nagaland Page, Morung Express, Nagalang Post and Capi Daily, the notice accused them of providing “support to an unlawful association” and said they would be sanctioned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 if they continued to publish the statements of the outlawed National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K).“This directive with the aim of telling the news media what they can put in their reports is outrageous,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“Quoting or reporting the statements of militant groups, like the statements of any source, is part of the work of the journalists. We remind the Assam Rifles that reporting statements is not the same as endorsing them or promoting them. It is part of the job of providing the public with information.”Five local newspapers – the English-language Morung Express, Eastern Mirror and Nagaland Page, the Angami-language Capi Daily and the Ao-language Tir Yimyim – published blank editorials in protest on 16 November, National Press Day.India is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help by sharing this information RSF_en News April 27, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific to go further IndiaAsia – Pacific Organisation News RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media June 10, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on India In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survivallast_img read more

Beijing’s “national security” measures threaten Hong Kong’s journalists

first_img June 7, 2021 Find out more News News June 2, 2021 Find out more In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Protecting journalists Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces Beijing’s decision to impose “national security” measures on Hong Kong that will endanger journalists and press freedom in the special administrative region, which is supposed to be autonomous until 2047. June 10, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom RSF_en On 28 May, the National People’s Congress, China’s parliament, is expected to vote on a law that will impose measures on Hong Kong to “maintain national security,” including dispositions to “prevent and penalize any foreign activities in Hong Kong aiming for secession, subversion, penetration, and destruction”.There is little doubt that by tightening Beijing’s control over Hong Kong, this law will make it easier for the authoritarian Chinese regime to trample on rights, including press freedom, that are supposed to be guaranteed in the former British colony under the “one country, two systems” principle until 2047.Through a series of street demonstrations last year, which included mass peaceful marches, Hong Kong’s residents managed to get the region’s pro-Beijing administration to abandon a bill allowing extradition to the mainland, which posed a major threat to journalists and their sources.“If Beijing manages to impose this national security law, Hong Kong’s residents will no longer be able to regard press freedom and journalists’ safety as guaranteed,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau. “National security is the pretext that the Chinese authorities most often use to justify imprisoning journalists in conditions that pose a threat to their lives, sometimes even going so far as to impose a life sentence.”In a report last year, the Hong Kong Journalists Association criticized restrictions on access to official information, an increase in harassment of foreign correspondents and attempts to intimidate independent media advertisers. An RSF report in 2016 already condemned the physical, economic and judicial harassment to which Hong Kong journalists are subjected.Hong Kong’s ranking in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index has fallen from 18th in 2002 to 80th in 2020. The People’s Republic of China, which is the world’s biggest jailer of journalists with more than 113 currently detained, is ranked 177th in the 2020 Index.center_img Help by sharing this information Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Receive email alerts to go further News Organisation May 26, 2020 – Updated on June 4, 2020 Beijing’s “national security” measures threaten Hong Kong’s journalists ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Protecting journalists Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment News PHOTO: ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP last_img read more