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Business can help offset UK consumer dip

first_img KCS-content Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndo MISERY on the British high street will be further confirmed by this week’s official retail sales data, economists expect, with attention turning to business investment to offset the slump in consumer spending.Business investment will increase by 12 per cent this year and by a further 14 per cent in 2012, the Ernst and Young Item Club forecasts.“The importance of companies releasing some of the cash they have stockpiled over the recession cannot be underestimated,” said Item Club economist Peter Spencer. “Their spare cash flows equate to nearly seven per cent of GDP.”Official retail sales figures for March are released on Thursday. The volume of sales on the UK high street in February fell by 0.8 per cent, compared to the previous month.“UK households continue to see their purchasing power being eroded by the rising cost of everyday living,” said Markit’s Alex Hamilton.Inflation expectations have jumped to a record high in April according to Markit’s household finance index, also released today. Nine in 10 households expect the cost of living to be even higher at this time next year, while 85 per cent of respondents reported higher costs than just one month ago.The outlook for household finances has also tumbled to a record low, Markit revealed. Real disposable incomes will fall for the second year running in 2011, the Item Club added – the first time this has happened since the 1970s.The squeeze from inflation and sluggish wage growth is hammering economic confidence in the UK, according to Ashish Prashar from Ipsos MORI.Only one in four (26 per cent) of Brits expect their local economy to be stronger in six months from now, according to a new Ipsos MORI poll. whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Sunday 17 April 2011 11:00 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Business can help offset UK consumer dip Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Ubisoft teams up with theScore for esports video series

first_img Email Address Topics: Esports Esports Ubisoft teams up with theScore for esports video series Canadian media business theScore has sealed a partnership with Ubisoft to create a video content series dedicated to the interactive entertainment company’s esports title, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Canadian media business theScore has sealed a partnership with Ubisoft to create a video content series dedicated to the interactive entertainment company’s esports title, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.The community surrounding the title – including teams and personalities – will feature in the series, with theScore’s esports content team producing the videos.All of the videos will include custom-made branded integrations from Ubisoft to promote the company’s Pro League and international events.The content will be hosted on theScore’s dedicated esports channel on YouTube, which has nearly 900,000 subscribers.Between March and May this year, theScore’s esports division generated 64 million video views across its platforms, representing year-on-year growth of 188%. Aubrey Levy, theScore’s vice-president of marketing and partnerships, said that the company’s esports division had established “a powerful reputation for highly engaging and dynamic video storytelling, providing competitive gaming fans globally with unrivalled access and insight into the titles, leagues, players and personalities they love”.Last week, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) approved the launch of theScore’s Bet.Works-powered sportsbook in the state. A full launch is anticipated ahead of the start of the new NFL American football season on September 5. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 21st August 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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Why I reckon this FTSE 100 dividend champion is one of the best UK shares to buy now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Why I reckon this FTSE 100 dividend champion is one of the best UK shares to buy now Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Kevin Godbold Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 | More on: DGE center_img Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Despite a trading hit caused by the pandemic, FTSE 100 premium alcoholic drinks giant Diageo (LSE: DGE) just held its final 2020 dividend flat. I think that’s a big achievement underlining the strength of the business. And to me, Diageo is one of the best UK shares to buy now.Why I think Diageo is one of the best UK shares to buy nowIn all companies, I reckon the directors’ decisions regarding dividends tell us a lot about what they think about current trading and the outlook. Diageo has kept the final dividend for the trading year to June 2020 at the same level as the previous year’s. When added to the earlier interim dividend, the total dividend for the year has increased by 2%. In the teeth of Covid-19, Diageo is not letting its shareholders down.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…But the trading figures were grim for the period. Today’s full-year results report reveals to us that net sales dropped by almost 9% compared to the prior year. Declines in most regions offset growth in North America. And overall organic volumes fell by just over 11%. The effect on earnings was dramatic with a plunge in earnings per share of just over 50%.Chief executive Ivan Menezes explained in the report there was “consistent” performance in the first half of the trading year. But Covid-19 caused the business “significant challenges” in the second half. Meanwhile, the company has been fighting back by managing costs, reducing discretionary expenditure and reallocating resources across the business. It’s also enhanced its data analytics and technology tools to “rapidly” respond to “local consumer shifts triggered by the pandemic.”   On top of that, Diageo has strengthened its financial liquidity by pausing its share buy-back programme. And it’s brought forward a US$2.6bn (£2bn) bond issuance launched in April 2020 and arranged a credit facility of £2.5bn.Set to emerge stronger from the pandemicMenezes reckons the pace of recovery from the pandemic will be “uncertain”. But he expects volatility to continue in the company’s markets through the current trading year to June 2021. However, he’s “confident” about the firm’s strategy and the “resilience” of the business. He reckons Diageo is well-positioned to “emerge stronger” from the crisis.I reckon Diageo was always in a good position to survive the pandemic. The business has produced chunky, double-digit operating margins and returns on capital for years. It has a long record of robust revenue, earnings and cash generation. And the dividend has been stable and rising steadily. Operations have been defensive and stable for as long as I can remember.As is often the case on results day with many companies, the share price is weak today. But I see this stock as a solid long-term buy and I’d pounce now to lock in the dividend that has just proved its resilience. With the share price close to 2,705p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for the current trading year is just below 23 and the anticipated dividend yield is around 2.6%. I reckon the valuation reflects the quality of the enterprise and looks like a fair price. 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. 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. 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Young people at convention: small in number, big in impact

first_img General Convention 2012, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group By Sharon SheridanPosted Jul 5, 2012 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Young people at convention: small in number, big in impact This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 6, 2012 at 10:19 pm In 1949 or 1950, as a senior in high school, I was a delegate from the Diocese of Olympia to the triennial convention of the United Movement of the Church’s Youth in Oakland, CA. This gathering was held in conjunction with the triennial for the “grown-ups”. It was an exciting and enlightening occasion for me. We had worship services, meetings in which we passed resolutions, and most important, felt a part of the Episcopal church. It was joyous and motivating. After returning home, I was invited to speak at Sunday services of several churches. I think it was important that this meeting was held in conjunction with the larger church and it saddens me that we no longer have this kind of youth event, settling rather for something called “youth presence”. I pray that one day we can return to such a widespread opportunity for youth to be a part of TCE Comments are closed. 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Sallie Verrette says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Comments (1) Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Tags General Convention, Members of the Episcopal Youth Presence attend an orientation session with Episcopal Church Public Relations Officer Neva Rae Fox. Photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal New Service — Indianapolis] When Caroline Christie attended the 2009 General Convention with a group of other high school students from the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, she didn’t know what to expect.“I was just going because my friends were going,” she said. “I didn’t know that the Episcopal Church was so big, and everything that they did. It was a really eye-opening experience.”And it whetted her appetite for more. Christie is back for the 77th General Convention, a lay deputy elected at age 17 to represent the Newark diocese along with Gibson Oakley, who was 16 when he was elected in January 2011.Electing two young deputies in one diocese is “unusual but not unique,” said the Rev. Canon Gregory Straub, executive officer and secretary of convention.Most deputies are older. This year 12 are younger than 25, and 20 are ages 25 to 34, said House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson.Caroline Christie of the Diocese of Newark will attend her first General Convention as a deputy with her grandmother, first alternate deputy Marge Christie, a deputy or alternate since 1976. Photo/Sharon SheridanBut young adults are a steady and visible presence at General Convention, from young deputies to members of the Episcopal Church Official Youth Presence to the Episcopal Peace Fellowship Young Adult Presence to groups of young people attending from individual dioceses.Many young deputies first experience General Convention as part of the official youth presence, composed of 18 young people — two per province — who have voice but no vote in the House of Deputies. Anderson wrote the resolution that created it in 1982.“I don’t think there was as much awareness then as there is now about the necessity and desire and real hope to have more young people in the House of Deputies, because now young people are getting elected, whereas then a young person just wouldn’t get elected,” Anderson said. “That’s sort of what set the need for it.”“I think now there’s a thirst in the dioceses — some of them, anyway — to elect younger deputies,” she said.Straub agreed.“There’s no doubt in my mind that especially in more recent years there has been an encouragement among dioceses for young people to run and for diocesan conventions to elect young deputies,” he said.The Diocese of Chicago elected Ian Hallas, 22, as a first alternate deputy in 2006 and as a deputy for 2009 and 2012. The diocese is “very supportive” of youth, not as “being the future of the church, but actually being a present part of the church,” he said. He first visited General Convention in 2003 as an eighth-grader as part of an Episcopal Youth Event.The legislative process “and the whole Robert’s Rules of Order” captured his attention. “I was really interested in the logistics of how the body comes together and operates and still gets things done with 850 or so elected deputies. … I enjoyed paying attention and seeing how things were constructed and how things came together.”He first spoke on the House of Deputies floor at his deputation’s urging when Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected presiding bishop in 2006. “I have no idea what I said, but I was supporting her and I thought it was great,” he said. “It was pretty exhilarating, actually.”In 2009, with the help of his diocese and the Chicago Consultation, he was among a limited number of speakers allowed to speak on a resolution to repeal the 2006 Resolution B033, widely seen as a de facto moratorium on the consecration of gay or lesbian bishops. “I was definitely the youngest person to say something,” said Hallas, who described it as “a defining moment for me in that house.”In Newark, Christie and Oakley met with the rest of the diocesan deputation to prepare for convention.Gibson Oakley confers with fellow deputy Laura Russell during Newark’s Diocesan Convention in January. Photo/Sharon Sheridan“I was actually shocked. We were treated just the same” as the other deputies, Christie said. “In my experience, when young people are appointed, it’s usually just to show that young people are there. I really did feel that we had a voice and we were there as actually members of the deputation and to speak and to have a purpose.”At convention, she particularly will follow the work of the National and International Concerns Committee.Liza Anderson, who just turned 30, followed the last two conventions closely and created and shared a summary of the Blue Book in preparation for this one, the first she’ll attend.She was new to the Diocese of Connecticut when she was elected to serve as a deputy in Indianapolis.“I think the only thing they knew was that I was a young female and a doctoral student at Yale,” she said. “I do think I was elected because I was young. In some ways, that’s frustrating.”Being a member of a sparsely represented demographic also can create pressure. When young people speak, Liza Anderson said, “people want to interpret everything you say as speaking for all young adults. … We’re just as diverse as any other demographic.”A welcome voiceMegan Anderson of the Diocese of Northern California served as a deputy in 2009 and is co-leader of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s young adult presence in Indianapolis. She first visited convention via the Episcopal Youth Event in 2003 at age 15 and then was a member of the official youth presence in 2006. “I really did feel like I was taken seriously and listened to,” she said.“A difficult entrance point, especially when you’re a part of these presences, is the tendency for people to see you as just another interest group,” she said “It takes a bit to move people to seeing a young person as something other than just a young person because we’re so rare. But once you kind of get over that initial hurdle, then people are people, and that’s just a part of my wonderful experiences.Older deputies do listen carefully to the words of younger ones, Bonnie Anderson said. “I think they’re listened to because of the hope and expectation that the older deputies have that something new and exciting will come from them.”Likewise, the house pays close attention to the official youth presence, she and Straub each said.“The official youth presence has a tremendous amount of authority in the house,” she said. “The deputies pay a lot of attention to what they have to say.”“I also invite them to choose two members of the youth presence to address the house, so they have an opportunity that the deputies don’t,” she said. “They’re very precious to the House of Deputies. And I also invited young people ages 18 to 30 to make 90-second videos that I’m going to show in the house during the lulls. The question is: What’s your dream for the future of the church?”Two members of the youth presence also will address the House of Bishops and the Episcopal Church Women’s Triennial Meeting, said Bronwyn Clark Skov, Episcopal Church officer for youth ministries.Youth presence members aren’t shy about speaking up, Straub said.“If we think of the youth presence as like a diocese, no diocese is at the microphone more often than the youth presence,” he said. “I mean that in a positive way. They seem to be fearless. They don’t seem to be cowed by the fact that they’re addressing the House of Deputies, and they’re not afraid to ask questions or to express opinions. They use the position very well and often.”For some, participation in the youth presence and then as a deputy leads to further leadership positions.Bryan Krislock of Seattle learned about the youth presence at an Episcopal Youth Event and was appointed for the 2000 General Convention in Denver. He served as a deputy from the Diocese of Spokane in 2006 and 2009 and now is vice chair of the Government and Administration of Mission Committee as a member of Executive Council.Thinking back to 2000, he said: “I didn’t know much about General Convention beforehand. I didn’t really know about the governance or the polity. The experience through the youth presence was really eye-opening. It made me want to come back and run for deputy and … put my name into the hat for executive council.”Megan Anderson followed a similar path, from EYE in 2003 to youth presence to deputy and now to her role with the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, co-leading a young deputation with Jessie Vedanti. She also is secretary of the Standing Commission for Mission and Evangelism.“Some of the [commission] members at first confided in me that they thought I was the token youth representative but came up to me after the first meeting and had to apologize and really say, ‘It’s just such a privilege to have you as a full member of the team.’ That moved me beyond belief,” she said. Serving on the commission has “been one of my favorite experiences thus far in the church.”Anderson is entering her final year as a seminarian at Yale Divinity School.“As an emerging or developing leader in the church, I’m really passionate about building all people up for leadership in the church and really empowering them to find those places that they’re passionate about,” she said.Watching General Convention from a distance this time as he prepares to take the bar exam in a few weeks, Krislock had some advice for new young deputies:“Don’t be afraid to put yourselves out there. Stand up and speak, share your opinions, but also listen and observe. … Listen and see what people are doing and try to learn how your voice can best be heard — kind of see where your opportunities are to make the biggest impact.”“If you don’t know, ask,” he said.And, he said, be willing to change your mind. His philosophy is to “never approach a meeting knowing how I’m going to vote or having my mind made up.”He concluded: “I don’t believe it’s good leadership or good governance to kind of have a particular outcome in mind or so fixed a particular outcome that you’re not willing to be moved.”— Sharon Sheridan is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. 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British bishop welcomes proposed plastic ban

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion Tags [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Salisbury Nicholas Holtam recently spoke in favor of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s potential plan to ban a number of single-use plastic products. Holtam went on to encourage the U.K. to swap the use of cheap plastic with more sustainable alternatives, calling it a “no-brainer.”Read the full article here. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Susan M. Paynter says: Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Comments are closed. 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA British bishop welcomes proposed plastic ban Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA April 20, 2018 at 1:22 pm It’s so gratifying to hear church leaders speak out like this on the relevant issues of the day. It can’t be right to be silent while the beauty, diversity, and well-being of creation are threatened by thoughtlessness. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Apr 20, 2018 last_img read more

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Kidd first to qualify in Apopka elections

first_img Mama Mia Mama Mia TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleApopka’s biggest story of 2017: 11 finalists emergeNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia January 3, 2018 at 4:18 pm Mama Mia 26 COMMENTS Reply Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Eustis city council members are going to vote on mayor….that’s right. Each commissioner will cast a vote on who they want on the council, as mayor, that already sits on the city council. Can you believe it? This is my understanding of how it works. I don’t know, what goes, if each one votes for their own self???? One commissioner also wants to allow golf carts downtown Eustis, on the streets. Interesting. And Trump is going for allowing off- shore drilling in Florida, and everywhere else. Rick Scott is against it. I can just see that black gooey oil, all over the beautiful Clearwater beaches now. Sickening! January 3, 2018 at 3:39 pm Mama Mia Also, didn’t Mayor Kilsheimer get away with putting up the filing fee based on a $ 13, 500 dollar mayor’s salary which was the “disputed” salary that Mayor Land received, but really wasn’t a salary, as he declined his salary in the last years, and this $13, 500 dollar amount, the so-called “salary” that Joe K. filed the qualifying fee based on, of the $13, 500 was just a tad more than the qualifying fee that the commissioners paid to run?….huh! This, when he first ran? Then he won, and voted on his own salary increase, as he was the deciding vote on the council….huh! Instead of $ 13, 500 it went to $ 150,000! I don’t think he is going to be so lucky this go round! IMO January 3, 2018 at 4:49 pm January 3, 2018 at 3:46 pm Reply Mama Mia I want to go to the debates, that is, if they have some. I will not PAY to go see any of them though, just letting you know! LOL Somehow, I don’t think there are going to be any debates….they are trying to keep quiet and low key, have you all noticed???? January 4, 2018 at 10:50 am January 3, 2018 at 4:35 pm Boop boop de doop……LOL Ol’ Roy Moore’s plan, after filing a lawsuit, contesting the election results, did not work, as his lawsuit was tossed out by a judge, and Democrat Doug Jones will be sworn in….another one bites the dust….!!! And another one’s down, and another one’s gone…..another one bites the dust!!! Hey hey hey! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I have a vision, don’t need a Vision Steering Committee either! Poo-poo-pee-do……. Reply Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia January 5, 2018 at 1:39 pm Gene Knight Jr., I saw your video of you going to City Hall and qualifying to run for Seat #1, on your website, Apopka Then and Now Facebook. I don’t blame you for taking the video camera with you to the city clerk’s office and filming it…..after all, that is highly guarded territory up there now days, in the city clerk’s office…LOL…..I went up there a couple of weeks ago, regarding something else, and one of the cops came out of nowhere, running in there, and first thing he asked me,” was I there to file to run for office?” I didn’t see him anywhere, when I went up there, but he sure came a running….LOL, ha ha ha….Congratulations Gene, good luck and best wishes to you! And if that is not bad enough, Ivanka and her hubby have made an agreement with each other that Ivanka will run for president, instead of Jared…..OMG Reply Mama Mia January 3, 2018 at 3:56 pm January 3, 2018 at 4:07 pm Mama Mia Mike Tyson, the former boxer, has now turned marijuana farmer. Who knew he was into agriculture??? He has obtained a 40 acre property in California, where recreation marijuana was just approved, and made legal as of Jan. 1, 2018. Tyson, along with some other investors, and partners, will grow on 20 acres. and the other 20 acres will have among other things, a camp for people to come camp, and enjoy their weed. I wouldn’t want to see what would happen if one of the campers decides to steal some of his weed from the fields…OMG! Who in their right minds would chance getting caught stealing by Tyson??? And what if Tyson does the weed, and gets the munchies??? He might have acquired a taste for ears??? I did hear that he has gone vegan though…..LOL Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply 274 signed and verified petitions to qualify to run for Apopka City Council is not bad! I thought it was thousands, that you had to get signed, honestly, is what I thought. Mama Mia Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Reply Mama Mia Reply Reply Reply Reply Mama Mia Reply Really, I wish all of you, who are challenging the incumbents, good luck and best wishes, I do, I do….I really DO!center_img January 4, 2018 at 10:51 am January 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm January 3, 2018 at 4:32 pm Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here January 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Jeff Sessions is announcing he is going to be enforcing and cracking down on the federal law against marijuana, even states that have approved medical marijuana, and recreation marijuana. What is his problem? Hasn’t he got better things to do? Also, one of his marijuana doctors, he listens to, says that everybody needs to be drug tested at their regular doctor visits, when you give your blood work at the labs, and he wants to have you punished if you test positive, even medical marijuana, I believe. Look out Florida….these people are crazy! Love” the less government interference” under the Republicans! I don’t have to worry though…..all I have in me, is sugar, lots and lots of sugar…… And on a more serious note, another person has been killed by the trains. This one is a 11 year old girl in Polk County, killed when struck by the Amtrak train, as see appeared to be looking down at her cell phone, and had on headphones. The train engineer blew the horn, and applied the brakes, but to no avail. It is heartbreaking, the people being killed by the Amtrak and Sun Rail trains. It is not just the iguanas falling from the trees, as I am paralyzed from the cold also. Frozen stiff can’t function….got brain freeze. Mama Mia Mama Mia January 4, 2018 at 11:32 am January 4, 2018 at 7:03 pm Bring on the campaign donation reports…..haven’t seen some of them, I got my magnifying glass ready…… Reply January 5, 2018 at 1:03 pm Reply January 3, 2018 at 4:01 pm January 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm Trump is back to instigating Kim Jong Un with “my nuclear missiles are bigger than your nuclear missiles”… and “my nuclear button actually works”…..OMG! January 4, 2018 at 7:07 pm Reply January 4, 2018 at 6:59 pm Reply Mama Mia January 4, 2018 at 11:13 am January 3, 2018 at 4:29 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 South Carolina beat Michigan!….LOL Mama Mia $ 6,000 dollar filing fee to run for mayor, keeps a lot of people from running for mayor unless they can get the petitions signed to qualify, and this is the first year anyone has qualified by petition, since Mayor Land passed on, as it was not allowed before, and I don’t know when that changed. It should have been allowed all along…… Reply What are you all waiting on….campaign volunteers to do it all for you?…..NOT! Mama Mia Poo-poo-pee-do…who cares? Decision Apopka 2018Four candidates qualify on the first day Suzanne Kidd, a 16-year resident of Apopka and former 30-year public school teacher, was the first candidate to qualify for the Apopka City Council Seat #1 election. Kidd qualified by voter petition. Also qualifying on the first day was Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson, who is running for Mayor of Apopka, Seat #2 Commissioner Diane Velazquez, and Seat #1 candidate Alexander Smith. Nelson, who is running against incumbent Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, also qualified by petition. According to Linda Goff, the City Clerk of Apopka, qualifying started Tuesday, January 2nd at noon and concludes Tuesday, January 9th at noon.  There are specific forms that a candidate must file during qualifying.  Those forms are on the City’s website under City Clerk, City Elections.  There is also a qualifying fee, (3% filing fee and 1% election assessment based on mayor and city commissioner annual salaries). The Mayor’s qualifying fee is $6,000 and Commissioner is $540.Those who qualify by petition only pay the 1% (of the annual salary) election assessment.According to the City website election page, a candidate must obtain at least 1% of the total number of registered voters of this geographical area based on the preceding general election’s book closing. The City of Apopka’s total registered voters from the last election, as of book closing, was 27,389. To qualify by petition there would be a total of 274 signatures required.Suzanne Kidd  Kidd joins Gene Knight, Theresa Mott, and Smith in the race to replace six-term Commissioner Billie Dean, who announced his retirement from Seat #1 in May. Velazquez is being challenged by Apopka residents Leroy Bell, and Alicia Koutsoulieris for Seat #2.The Apopka city election will be held on March 13th, 2018. Kidd has been an active participant in her homeowners’ association and Apopka Civic affairs. She attends every City Council meeting, Planning Commission meeting and budget workshop, and has served on numerous City committees, most recently as Chair of the City’s Visioning Steering Committee. She works closely with Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable housing for Apopka and teaches interior design to Habitat homeowners. So when are the debates? Are there not going to be any debates? There should be! If the current members of the council up for re-election don’t schedule any debates, then some of the candidates running should hold their own debates, and invite their opponents, and if they do not attend, they should give their platforms and their ideas, and grind the other incumbents into the ground, for not showing up! LOL January 3, 2018 at 4:12 pm Reply You all better get going and get out there and campaign! I haven’t seen any of you out there on the corners….today is a great day to get out there….LOL Doesn’t matter if a artic cyclone is on the way….you all have long johns don’t ya??? Reply The Donald Trump/Steve Bannon show down continues….this is fun! Reply January 5, 2018 at 1:44 pm Reply Reply Mama Mia January 5, 2018 at 1:51 pm Were there some house fires this morning or something? We pulled over on Park, for several fire trucks flying somewhere. I think they turned into the Pines of Wekiva, not sure. Then a little later, we saw another fire truck flying by. It must be fires due to furnaces or space heaters. I really try to keep an eye on this space heater we have, and I never run it, after we go to bed. Plus they say, do not use extension cords with space heaters, not good! There is a big billboard at Semoran Commerce Center on 436 across from the Race Track, that reads, ” Guess Who Is Coming To Apopka?” I don’t know, I give up…who? Reply Please enter your comment! 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House 780 / Stephenson ISA Studio

first_img United Kingdom Year:  CopyAbout this officeStephenson ISA StudioOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesManchesterHousesUnited KingdomPublished on June 27, 2013Cite: “House 780 / Stephenson ISA Studio” 27 Jun 2013. 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 House 780 / Stephenson ISA Studio 2006 House 780 / Stephenson ISA StudioSave this projectSaveHouse 780 / Stephenson ISA Studio Save this picture!Courtesy of Stephenson ISA Studio+ 18 Share ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  465 m² Area:  465 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Stephenson ISA Studio Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/392819/house-780-stephenson-isa-studio Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/392819/house-780-stephenson-isa-studio Clipboard “COPY” Photographs 2006 Houses CopyHouses•Manchester, United Kingdom Photographs:  Courtesy of Stephenson ISA StudioSave this picture!Courtesy of Stephenson ISA StudioText description provided by the architects. The client’s brief was for a replacement high quality contemporary dwelling that would take advantage of the site’s topography, with its gently falling gradient which falls away from the road to expose stunning views across the surrounding Cheshire landscape.Save this picture!Courtesy of Stephenson ISA StudioThe site located in the Conservation Area of Halebarns, Manchester was originally occupied by a 1970’s single storey dwelling, overgrown with its associated landscaping that neither utilised the setting and its surrounding landscape, nor provided the client with the required accommodation to suit their needs and aspirations of a family home.Save this picture!Courtesy of Stephenson ISA StudioThe plan and form of the building responds to the orientation and views from the site, whilst taking advantage of the 8m fall on the site. The building principle is formed by two blocks, set at different levels, one of which incorporates a double height living space that has been lowered into the existing gradient of the site, whilst still respecting the existing covenant on the site for a single storey structure (based on the original structure). Due to falls of the site the entrance into the building is via two bridges, one concrete vehicle bridge into the upper level garage, or the lightweight steel and glass pedestrian bridge onto the mezzanine floor that provides a view through the double height living space and towards a single silver birch tree, and new external landscaping beyond.Save this picture!Courtesy of Stephenson ISA StudioThe main stair descends into the double height space, with a ‘carpet’ of fumed oak floor, that also leads you down the corridor of the bedroom block, with its suspended pre-cast concrete louvers above, and oak floor that extends into the landscaping through the frameless glass, towards the undergrowth of the surrounding trees. The corridor almost becomes an external space between the two wings of the bedroom block due to its frameless glass and concealed rooflights mullions (that are concealed by the concrete louvers) creating a transparent view of the surrounding environment. This corridor provides access to all the bedrooms (including en-suites), gym and study via full height pivot oak doors. The various rooms utilise concealed full height and width glazing, with expressed sliding doors elements, that provides both views and private access into the surrounding landscape. Save this picture!Courtesy of Stephenson ISA StudioThe double height space of the living space is dominated by the 5m tall, full width glazing to the south, with its external oak louvers at high level (providing suitable shading to the internal space during the summer months, whilst permitting shafts of light to penetrate the space during the winter months), accompanied by the 8m tall chimney structure that penetrates the roof. The kitchen is adjacent to the living space, and provides numerous views through the living space, and back up towards the road and bridges. The two spaces can be separated by a full height x 4m sliding oak door.Save this picture!Courtesy of Stephenson ISA StudioThe client’s requirement for the interior was that it is simple in its detail and appearance, so all the grilles associated with the air conditioning, blind boxes, glazing frames, door frames, and storage spaces etc have been designed so that they are not visible, and do not detract from the simple form and clean lines of the building, and its surrounding views.Save this picture!Courtesy of Stephenson ISA StudioThe building is constructed of load bearing blockwork walls, with supplementary steel structure to achieve the required spans, and pre-cast concrete planks to the roof and garage floor. The external finishes comprise of an insulated render system with a Jura limestone rainscreen cladding plinth at low level, with flush limestone coping stones and associated stainless steel drips. Oak has been used throughout the building, with the external doors and louvres, being oiled oak which have been utilised to ‘soften’ the facades, whilst internally we have used a mixture of fumed oak to the floors, and white oiled oak for all the full height internal doors.Save this picture!Courtesy of Stephenson ISA StudioThe landscaping and entrance gate have been designed in conjunction with the house, providing subtle statements that compliment that architectural design of the house, and provides glimpses of the internal detailing of quality of materials used. It is unfortunate that so few people realize the benefits available by constructing their own house using an architect – both in terms of quality of product and value for money. Our client’s have enthusiastically entered into this project and we believe the outcome is not only rare but may constitute to showing the possibilities to a wider audience.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessZaha Hadid – World Architecture ExhibitionEventPink Flamingo / Stephane MaupinSelected Projects Share Projectslast_img read more

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nfpSynergy releases new report on research into major donors

first_img Tagged with: Major Donor Fundraising Techniques Major gift Research / statistics This is a boom time for philanthropy with Britain’s wealthiest people giving approximately £3.2bn to charitable causes in 2016, up 20% from 2015, according to nfpSynergy’s latest Major Donor Giving report.The report is an updated synthesis of research into major donors and philanthropic giving following nfpSynergy’s 2012 report for the Institute of Fundraising. It pulls together key findings from recent studies into major donor giving from both the UK and the US. Among them, nfpSynergy highlights the following:This is a ‘boom time’ for UK philanthropy driven by new and repeat million-pound donors (The Coutts Million Pound Donors Report 2016)There is no consistent sector-wide definition of what constitutes a major gift although a DSC study Richer Lives: why rich people give argues that it is £5,000.The wealthy give for the following reasons: ‘feeling that my money will make a difference’ (74%), ‘being already interested in the cause’ (74%), ‘if it fits with my pre-determined giving objectives’ (73%) and ‘being asked by someone I know and respect’ (69%). (Richer Lives: why rich people give)Reasons for not giving despite being wealthy include the perceived level of impact, administrative costs and bureaucracy, and issues surrounding well-publicised financial scandals. (Charitable Giving by Wealthy People)Reasons for regretting giving include: not getting appropriate feedback, losing faith in the charity leadership and feeling that their money was not spent as expected. (Richer Lives: why rich people give)The dominant reason for not giving was not feeling financially secure (Richer Lives: why rich people give)There is no correlation between the percentage donated by individuals to charity and measures of personal taxation. (Gross Domestic Philanthropy: An International Analysis of GDP, Tax and Giving)A third of major donor respondents to Richer Lives: why rich people give do not expect access to the charity leadership until they have given a donation worth £50,000 or more.There is a correlation between charitable giving and volunteering time, according to CAF’s Gross Domestic Philanthropy: An International Analysis of GDP, Tax and Giving suggesting that encouraging greater levels of volunteering could yield results in terms of money donated to philanthropic causes.nfpSynergy’s report also highlights key recommendations from other research for charities seeking major gifts, including becoming better at asking, ensuring that experiences of serious giving are positive and reinforcing, integrating legacy promotion with other forms of relationship development, considering matched funding schemes and addressing the lack of confidence in their competence.The full Major Donor Giving Report can be downloaded from the nfpSynergy site.  188 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 nfpSynergy releases new report on research into major donorscenter_img Melanie May | 12 October 2017 | News  187 total views,  1 views today Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Cancer Research UK launches “Wellness Plants” range

first_imgCancer Research UK launches “Wellness Plants” range Julie Byard, director of trading at Cancer Research UK, said: “We’re thrilled to be adding plants to our flower shop range. As well as making a great addition to someone’s home, these plants are a gift that gives back with 25% of the purchase price donated to Cancer Research UK. The money raised will help us continue to make progress for people affected by cancer, so we’re very thankful to everyone who chooses to shop with us.”Plants can be ordered from the Cancer Research UK Flower Shop.  Advertisement On Thursday, Cancer Research UK launched a new range of plants in partnership with online florist Prestige Flowers.  25% of the purchase price of each plant will be donated to Cancer Research to help fund its research into cancer treatment and cures. This comes after the health charity was forced to cut its research budget by half following a drop in income during the coronavirus pandemic. Prestige Flowers’ partnership with Cancer Research UK has already raised over £160,000 for the charity. When announcing the launch, a spokesperson from the retailer emphasised the benefits of indoor plants, saying:  Tagged with: Cancer Research UK corporate fundraising fundraising products Howard Lake | 8 January 2021 | News  383 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 MORE:  From food to fashion: 9 products supporting charity (4 December 2020)Jumpers to gin: 12 products raising funds for charity (9 November 2020)Cancer Research UK anticipates £300m drop in income over three years (16 July 2020) “Indoor plants ask for little, give a lot and can have a host of benefits, including improving air quality. Adding a sense of tranquillity and peace to any room and when cared for properly, plants can quickly become an important part of the interior decor. Whether choosing an indoor plant to take pride of place on a side table, a finishing touch to a windowsill or to spruce up a newly adopted work from home space, they can not only look wonderful but ooze calmness too.” 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.last_img read more

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Haiti faces election tampering, cholera, hurricane

first_imgPort-au-Prince, HaitiThe first round of presidential and parliamentary elections in Haiti is set for Oct. 9; the second round is set for January. The budget for these two rounds is $55 million. The United States is refusing to contribute to this election because it feels the previous attempts were satisfactory, even though Haitians rejected the results as completely tainted by fraud.Interim President Jocelerme Privert called the decision to hold these elections “irreversible,” even though Haiti is under military occupation by United Nations troops, a cholera epidemic that the U.N. forces brought to Haiti in 2010 is still raging, and Hurricane Matthew is predicted to dump up to 40 inches of rain on Haiti’s denuded land from Oct. 3-4.The U.N. forces, called Minustah, took over in June 2004 from U.S., French and Canadian troops, which had occupied Haiti after the U.S. sealed a coup against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in February 2004 by kidnapping him and taking him to the Central African Republic. Minustah troops currently number around 5,000, with an additional 10,000 private “security contractors.”They are officially called “peace keepers,” but in reality they are a veil for U.S. control of Haiti’s politics and economy, and a backup for the 11,000 cops in Haiti’s national police force, who were trained by cops from the United States.Cholera has killed 9,393 and sickened 790,840 as of Aug. 20, according to Haiti’s Ministry of Health. UCLA epidemiology professor Ralph R. Frerichs asserts that many cases in remote areas have never been reported. (“Deadly River,” 2016) Rains in May and June led to a 30 percent spike in the disease.The campaigns of the four most prominent candidates have been drawing large crowds as they crisscrossed the country. Dr. Maryse Narcisse, of the Lavalas Family Party (FL), accompanied by Aristide, encountered some rock throwing in Gonaïves and scuffles in Cap Haïtien. Moïse Jean-Charles, the candidate of Dessalines Children, a breakaway from FL, had a window of his car smashed in the Center Department. Given what has historically happened in Haitian elections, these incidents are a sign of tension rather than an outbreak of violence, noted Haïti-Liberté, 28 Sept.-4 Oct.The Haitian government, the Haitian media and various election observers are doing everything they can think of to undercut and minimize FL, which has major support throughout Haiti.In the middle of September, the Department of Homeland Security abruptly reversed a policy of granting “temporary protective status” to Haitians who reached the U.S. border, which has had the effect of removing this issue from the election campaign.Leading up to the Olympics, Brazil welcomed thousands of Haitians, mainly men, who were a cheap source of labor. Now that the Olympics are over and Brazil is facing economic difficulties, Haitian laborers are being laid off there. Many of them decided to try to get into the U.S.The DHS decision produced a major outcry in the Haitian community. Marleine Bastien and Steven Forester, writing in Haïti-Liberté, reported, “The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision last week to resume deportations of noncriminal Haitians, disingenuously citing improved conditions despite political and economic turmoil and an unchecked cholera epidemic, is inhumane, ill-advised, and shocking to the Haitian-American community. It may rip families apart and curtail life-saving remittances to Haiti.” They demanded that DHS immediately reverse itself.While thousands of Haitians are being refused entry or deported from the U.S., the Dominican Republic is also waging a major campaign to expel anybody with Haitian ancestry on its soil.Three years ago the Dominican Constitutional Court issued ruling TC168-13, which removed citizenship and statehood from 250,000 people of Haitian ancestry. Since August 2015, some 136,800 returnees have been counted at the border. This year, more than 48,000 have been counted.A coalition of progressive Dominican groups and Haitian organizations held a press conference Sept. 23 to mark the third anniversary of this decree and to call for its withdrawal. (Radio Metropole Haiti)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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