Renault says spy scandal put assets at risk

first_img THE SCANDAL over suspected industrial espionage at Renault has deepened as the French carmaker warned company assets were at risk and France’s industry minister called the matter serious.Renault suspended three executives on Monday, including a member of its management committee, after an “ethical alert” was sent to the group’s compliance committee in August.Renault’s general counsel and compliance officer has said the matter concerned people in “extremely strategic” positions.“This investigation, which lasted several months, enabled us to identify a body of converging evidence demonstrating that three group employees have committed misconduct that infringes Renault’s ethics, consciously and deliberately endangering the company’s assets,” the officer said.Sources said yesterday that the company is worried its flagship electric vehicle programme, in which Renault with its partner Nissan is investing €4bn (£3.4bn), might be threatened.Renault’s new strategic plan, due to be unveiled in February, is expected to focus strongly on electric vehicles, as well as synergies with Nissan and emerging market growth.French Industry Minister Eric Besson told RTL radio the matter was serious. “It illustrates once again the risks our companies face in terms of industrial espionage and economic intelligence, as we call it today,” Besson said.The French government owns a 15 per cent stake in Renault. Tags: NULL Renault says spy scandal put assets at risk Show Comments ▼ Thursday 6 January 2011 11:43 am alison.lock center_img whatsapp Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comlast_img read more

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Svenska Spel demands stricter measures against match-fixing

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance Svenska Spel has once again claimed Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen’s needs to go further in its efforts to prevent match-fixing, arguing the latest proposals do not go far enough to stop betting-related corruption.Last week, the Swedish gambling regulator proposed limiting betting to the top four divisions of football and banning betting on training matches or friendlies entirely.The regulations follow measures put forward by the regulator in January this year to ban betting on rule violations – such as yellow cards in football – betting on teams or athletes losing and betting on individual performances on athletes aged 18 or under. Svenska Spel also argued that these rules failed to do enough to protect sports, counteract gambling fraud or strengthen consumer protection.While groups such as operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) have criticised the proposed rules for being too strict and only helping the unlicensed market, Dan Korhonen, product manager for sports betting and game safety at Svenska Spel, said more needs to be done in the fight against match-fixing.“It’s a step in the right direction, but it’s still a long way to go before we have all the tools needed to stop match fixing,” Korhonen said.Korhonen said that the rule to only allow bets on matches featuring clubs from the top four divisions may work well for domestic matches in Sweden, but could still lead to betting on more at-risk matches in some other countries where the fourth tier of football may be a much lower level.“For Sweden, this is a correct boundary in accordance with the recommendations of the National Sports Federation, while in Estonia, for example, it would mean games on extremely low divisions,” he said.In addition, Korhonen said he wished to see betting on the number of throw-ins and corners within a game banned, noting past investigations suggested fixers had targeted these markets. Korhonen said it was “very strange” that objections to these bets had been ignored.However, Korhonen also said the proposals went too far in other areas, citing the ban on friendlies. He pointed out that international friendlies are a major part of the footballing calendar and said betting on these games should still be allowed.“This would mean that you can only offer games on competition matches played by our Swedish senior and U21 national teams,” Korhonen said. “The national team plays many friendlies every year and not to allow licensed gaming companies to offer games on these would be very unfortunate.”Korhonen added that the gambling industry has a responsibility to fight match-fixing and must do so in order to protect its reputation.“It should be obvious that the gaming industry should take responsibility for the sport and protect it from match fixing to the greatest extent possible,” Korhonen said. “In order to strengthen the industry’s long-term credibility, responsibility should always go before profit.”The operator had previously spoken out after seeing an increase in betting activity on Sweden’s lower leagues, following the suspension of sporting action arond the world as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Yesterday, Svenska Spel announced that its revenue ticked up 0.7% in the first quarter of 2020 to SEK2.14bn (£173.5m/€199.4m/$217.0m) while profit grew by 33.6% to SEK545m, despite the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).On the same day, a new report commissioned by BOS found that Sweden’s channelisation rate to the licenced market for online casino and sports betting are well below government targets and in decline, with the rate for sports betting falling between 80% and 85%. Svenska Spel has once again claimed Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen’s needs to go further in its efforts to prevent match-fixing, arguing the latest proposals do not go far enough to stop betting-related corruption. Svenska Spel demands stricter measures against match-fixing Topics: Legal & compliance Sports bettingcenter_img Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 29th April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Addresslast_img read more

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FTSE 100 stock Ocado has soared. What’s the best move now?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 30th January, 2020 | More on: OCDO Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Edward Sheldon has a position in the ROBO Global Robotics & Automation ETF. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. 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. 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. FTSE 100 stock Ocado (LSE: OCDO) has had an incredible run over the last three years, rising from around 245p to just under 1,300p. That means a £2,000 investment 36 months ago would now be worth over £10,500.The main reason the stock has surged so spectacularly is that investors now see the company as less of an online grocer and more of a technology specialist, as it is now focused on providing warehouse automation solutions through its technology arm, Ocado Solutions. The group’s current £9bn market cap suggests the market believes Ocado has huge growth potential.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…Is Ocado still an attractive investment proposition after a 430% gain in three years? Let’s take a look at the investment case.Automation is a big themeLet me start by saying that I am very bullish on automation as an investment theme. Over the next decade, I expect companies across a wide variety of industries to automate basic tasks, and for this reason, I have a small position in the ROBO Global Robotics & Automation ETF, which invests in global companies that are driving transformative innovations in robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence.Turning to Ocado, I think its technology offering, the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP), certainly looks interesting. An end-to-end suite of solutions for operating online grocery businesses, OSP helps other retailers increase productivity, enhance flexibility, and generate higher profit margins. By partnering with Ocado Solutions, retailers can develop a sustainable, scalable, and profitable online grocery business, cost-effectively and with minimal risk.Thanks to the group’s first-mover advantage, Ocado has already signed a number of key deals with major supermarket groups around the world, including Kroger in the US, Groupe Casino in France, and most recently, Japanese supermarket giant Aeon. Clearly, the group has momentum right now.No profits = risk That said, my issue with Ocado, from an investment point of view, is that its shift towards automation solutions has wiped out its profits. In FY2018, the group generated a net loss of £45m. And for FY2019, analysts forecast a net loss of £140m. As my colleague Alan Oscroft recently pointed out, investors should not expect profits to return for at least the next couple of years.In my view, this lack of profits adds risk to the investment case. Without profits, it’s much harder to put an accurate valuation on a company. And in a market downturn, highly-rated companies with no profits can be hit hard.Of course, unprofitable companies can still turn out to be amazing investments. Just look at Amazon – it was unprofitable for years. Those who invested early and stayed invested would have done very well.However, after being burnt by unprofitable companies in the past, one of my key rules these days is that I only invest in companies that are profitable. For this reason, I won’t be investing in Ocado right now. I will, however, be monitoring the company’s growth closely, with a view to investing in the future. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FTSE 100 stock Ocado has soared. What’s the best move now? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Does this plunging FTSE 100 stock offer good value now?

first_img See all posts by Kevin Godbold Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address A year ago, I wasn’t impressed with the prospects for shareholders in the FTSE 100’s Pearson (LSE: PSON).The publisher and learning services provider had issued several profit warnings and rebased its dividend down. I looked at the numbers in the full-year report last year and said: “It’s hard to for me to find any reason to buy the shares.”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…The share price stood at 891p back then. Today, it’s at 556p and the stock is weak on this morning’s release of the full-year report for 2019. Avoiding the stock has been a good move, so far.Recovery potential?But what about now? Sometimes a fallen stock can offer good value and may have the potential to recover. However, in this case, by my reading of today’s report, I still can’t find a reason to invest in the shares.Underlying revenue came in flat year-on-year and adjusted earnings per share plunged by 18%. Meanwhile, net debt rose by almost 26%, to £1,016m and operating cash flow dropped “by £95m.”  The figures look dire, to me. Yet the directors found the courage to raise the total dividend for the year by 5.4% — that rebased payment is creeping up.Pearson talks about its strong balance sheet, but I reckon the firm has a potentially problematic level of debt. After all, a net debt-load of just over £1bn doesn’t sit well when compared to the net cash generated in the year of £369m.The company is in the middle of a restructuring programme aimed at adapting towards digital operations and products. Chief executive John Fallon said in the report that Pearson is now “a simpler and more efficient company.” And there’s a pipeline of new products and services. But I find his view of the outlook to be a little anaemic. He wrote in the report: “Pearson is now well placed, in time, to grow in a profitable and sustainable way.”A long haul ahead (potentially)It’s the “in time” that bothers me. Maybe I shouldn’t try to over-analyse the utterances of company directors. However, my impression is of a company aiming to adapt to modern markets with some success, but it looks likely to be a long haul before operations and the financial trading figures turn around.I could be wrong about that, but I’m not prepared to invest my own money in the shares to find out. Just like a year ago, I’d shun the risk that comes with investing in this single company’s shares. Instead of Pearson, I’d rather invest in the FTSE 100 itself by putting money into an index tracker fund to embrace the diversification it would offer.Pearson’s shares have plunged, it’s true. But I can’t see much value, so I’d continue to avoid the stock despite the firm’s turnaround hopes. 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pearson. 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. Kevin Godbold | Friday, 21st February, 2020 | More on: PSON I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Does this plunging FTSE 100 stock offer good value now? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

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Diocese of Virginia bishop to retire in November

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted Aug 3, 2018 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Matt Ouellette says: August 11, 2018 at 9:52 am Nowhere is it written that in holy days we must check our brains at the door. Holy days do not belong to the literalists. They belong to everyone. Spong’s is one of the most awesome minds to emerge from within Episcopalianism. He knows the Bible forwards and backwards. I never come away from what he writes feeling anything less than inspired to live a more Christ-like life. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry People, Comments (18) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest August 3, 2018 at 9:42 pm Bishop Johnston has done a good job as Bishop except he went against what scripture says about homosexuality. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Submit a Press Release Matt Ouellette says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC August 4, 2018 at 9:58 am So just was does scripture say about homosexuality. Enlighten me please. August 8, 2018 at 9:40 am Be careful citing “Juicy Ecumenism.” It is the blog of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, a right-wing group whose mission is to convince mainline churches to serve the religious right.https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-chuck-currie/institute-on-religion-and_b_847261.html Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS August 8, 2018 at 7:17 am I never thought of the Episcopal Church as particularly scientifically enlightened. With a few exceptions, most of the clergy that I know were humanities majors who have a tenuous grasp math and science. Most of what they think they “know” is taken on faith from the popular press and they certainly don’t have the math and science skills to read critically on those topics. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rob Pinion says: August 4, 2018 at 9:05 am Whatever this is really about will eventually be known. By most views Bishop Johnston is a decent person. Notwithstanding, he often prefers theological revisionism. Notably was in 2013 right before Easter when he invited 2 highly flawed theologians to share their limitations and doubts about Christianity. One was John Spong whose diocese died 40 percent under his leadership. The other was John Dominic Crosnan who denies the unique divinity and supreme incarnation found in Jesus. Of course, there were rousing “amens” when these men spoke, especially when Spong said that we are not sinners in need of saving. How is inviting such people to teach guarding the faith once delivered? https://juicyecumenism.com/2013/04/02/bishop-spongs-non-literal-good-friday/ Robbie Johnson says: August 13, 2018 at 6:28 pm Song may know The Bible. He just does not believe in it! Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET August 8, 2018 at 9:41 am I would check out God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines, as well as this blog series by Bishop Matthew Gunter:http://anoddworkofgrace.blogspot.com/2015/05/how-i-came-to-change-my-mind-on-ssu.htmlThe issue is far more complicated than you make it out to be. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT August 6, 2018 at 8:08 pm It is not guarding the faith. These men are heratics! Rector Martinsville, VA August 7, 2018 at 7:02 pm Well John, what can one make of Spong’s denial of the physical resurrection of Jesus? If not anti-Nicene then what is it? In his book, Resurrection: Myth or Reality (1994), he states repeatedly that he believes in the reality of the resurrection; but then (page 106): ‘Easter, for me, is eternal, subjective, mythological, nonhistorical, and nonphysical. Yet Easter is also something real to me’.Nonphysical?On page 143, he writes, ‘I think Easter is real, but it is not an event that takes place inside human history’.Real but not an historic event?What kind of bishop teaches this lack of faith? What kind of bishop invites this to be taught in place of the faith once delivered? Tim Reimer says: August 7, 2018 at 9:51 am It’s hard to believe how narrow-minded some Episcopalians remain in this day and age, at this stage of our scientific enlightenment. And BTW Bishop Jack Spong is no heretic (it’s an “e”) but rather a forward thinker like Luther, Meister Eckhart and countless others whom the Church first censured and whose words have eventually been roundly praised and accepted. Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags John Hobart says: Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Matt Ouellette says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Robbie Johnson says: 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 Editor’s note: Diocese of Virginia Bishop Shannon S. Johnston announced Aug. 3 that he will resign his office in three months.The announcement appears to culminate a process that began in October 2017 when he announced plans to seek a bishop suffragan after the retirement of the Rt. Rev. Ted Gulick, assistant bishop. Then on May 24, Johnston announced an end to the search, citing “serious questions raised by members of the diocesan staff having to do with the leadership and the culture among diocesan staff,” and taking “full responsibility for this situation.” Johnston also said that he had begun to look more seriously about retiring earlier than he had originally planned, having reached age 60 and with 30 years of service in the Episcopal Church.On Aug. 7, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry sent a letter to the Diocese of Virginia expressing his gratitude for Johnston and his wife, Ellen, for their “ministry among you and for your faithful engagement in God’s call through Jesus upon your own lives and ministry.” Diocese of Virginia Bishop Shannon S. Johnston Has announced he will resign Nov. 3. Photo: Diocese of Virginia via FacebookDear Diocesan Family,After many months of intense prayer and reflection, and in close consultation with the presiding bishop and our Standing Committee, I am formally announcing that I have decided to resign my office and ministry as Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia effective November 3, 2018, prior to the adjournment of our annual convention. I will then serve the diocese in a consulting capacity to facilitate the transition to new leadership. I will fully retire effective July 1, 2019, having served over twelve years as a bishop in this diocese.First of all, I want to say in all honesty that being the XIII Bishop of Virginia has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life. I love this diocese with all my heart. I have also had extraordinary opportunities in places across the globe. I have learned much about the “big things” as well as about how deeply meaningful the so-called small things can be. After all these years of ministry serving as your bishop, there is something surreal about letting go. I have no idea what will come next, except that I shall take an extended period of rest, which will include times for spiritual retreat and discernment.  I know that I shall miss my week-to-week ministry, especially spending time with our clergy and interacting with parishioners, but, actually, I am quite excited to have things so open-ended! Ellen and I shall remain in Richmond, where we very happily bought a home two years ago. We look forward to having more time to spend with friends as well as taking opportunities to travel. I also want to make up for a lot of lost time with my family in Alabama and Georgia.I am proud of the work and accomplishments that we have achieved together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Several of these accomplishments include:the successful resolution of the unprecedented lawsuit returning schismatically-claimed property for the mission of the Episcopal Church;the historic success of the capital campaign for our camps program at Shrine Mont;embracing and fully including LGBT Christians in our ordination process and in the rite of Christian marriage;our recovery of the church’s voice for faith and advocacy in the “public square,” raised in our internationally-noted presence at the Charlottesville rally opposing the white supremacy demonstrations, as we had already opened a critical dialogue on the sin and experience of racism;the newly re-drawn diocesan regions that better reflect-and thus will better serve-the demographics and growth of today’s Commonwealth of Virginia;and (lastly but surely not least) our diocese is growing again, and our unity, confidence, and morale are high.There is so much more that could be noted. I certainly do not claim or imply that “I” did all this, but we did, and I am rightly proud of this era I have shared with you in the life of the Diocese of Virginia.My reasons for reaching this decision that a change of leadership is now good and wise begin with the fact that I feel that I have given my all. Quite simply, “the time” has come. I truly believe that I have done all that I can to accomplish what I feel I was called here to do. And so, I am convinced that it is now time for new vision and new energy for the church in our diocese.Equally important as a factor in my decision is that my wife Ellen and I are looking toward sharing an active and full life in retirement years. As I reach the age of sixty (after serving the church for over thirty years), and being in strong health, I have confidently chosen to claim this season of life for the fuller nurture of our personal life. Someone else can assume my responsibilities as bishop of Virginia, but no one else can love Ellen as I do.As I write this letter I realize with certainty that my decision is for the best. While I am aware that there is some speculation about my retirement, please know that this letter conveys what is in fact my own personal truth about my decision to resign. You should also know that it is in consultation with my closest friends, colleagues, and advisors that Ellen and I agree that it is time for me to move on, in God’s grace for us and for the Diocese of Virginia. Be assured that the presiding bishop’s office will be in communication with our diocesan leadership regarding the next steps and the particulars for episcopal leadership in Virginia going forward.I look upon my ministry as bishop among you in terms of having shared milestone moments of God moving decisively in the lives of Virginia Episcopalians. We have grown together as disciples of Jesus Christ. That is what the church is all about. In the end, I am profoundly gratified by what I believe to have been a consequential episcopate.Faithfully yours,The Rt. Rev. Shannon S. JohnstonXIII Bishop of Virginia Robbie Johnson says: Thomas Drobena says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME August 5, 2018 at 7:42 pm In both the Old and New Testaments homosexual behavior is called an abomination and sinful. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel House of Bishops, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Robbie Johnson says: August 7, 2018 at 6:42 pm Everyone is entitled to their opinion, no matter how damning, but it remains a fact, that if Spong were brought to trial for heresy, regardless of how you’d cast your vote, Luther and Eckhart would be among the first to light the pyre. August 13, 2018 at 6:29 pm I meant Spong, not Song! Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Doug Desper says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY August 8, 2018 at 9:47 am While I agree with Bishop Spong’s forward-thinking approach to women in ministry and LGBTQ+ inclusion, I would agree with many others here that a lot of his theology is very suspect. I do not think we should try to reinterpret core teachings of Christianity like the Virgin Birth or Resurrection as myths or metaphors. They have always been understood as real historical events as well as having theological meaning. I’d recommend this article by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams in response to Bishop Spong’s 12 theses:https://anglicanecumenicalsociety.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/bishop-spong-and-archbishop-williamss-response/ Robbie Johnson says: Robbie Johnson says: August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm The Presiding Bishop has written a letter to the Diocese of Virginia singing the praises of Bishop Johnston. It starts to sound like whatever was going on was very serious but they really don’t want to talk about it. At all. Ever. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Very Rev’d Canon John Crean says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY John Hobart says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI August 8, 2018 at 4:04 am Spong rejects the virgin birth, Jesus miracles, and the Resurrection of Jesus. Yes, Spong is a heretic! In fact, he is not a Christian! Rector Knoxville, TN Doug Desper says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Doug Desper says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Diocese of Virginia bishop to retire in November Announcement comes amid questions about ‘the leadership and the culture among diocesan staff” Bishop Elections, August 8, 2018 at 12:24 pm Matt, while IRD may be conservative, Episcopal Cafe and other “go to” outlets have their slant too. The real issue are the facts of the event. Those facts and the two presenters cited make their own evidence without commentary. Who calls attention to that reality is of small importance compared to content. Good Friday was hardly the day to invite John Spong to exhale his doubting opinions about the legitimacy of the Gospel and denial of the physical Resurrection.last_img read more

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Flick House / DELUTION

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913723/flick-house-delution Clipboard Photographs Area:  309 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Flick House / DELUTIONSave this projectSaveFlick House / DELUTION Muhammad Egha, Hezby Ryandi, Sunjaya Askaria, Fahmy Desrizal Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya+ 27Curated by Clara Ott Share Architects: DELUTION Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Projects Indonesia Flick House / DELUTIONcenter_img CopyAbout this officeDELUTIONOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSustainabilityCinereIndonesiaPublished on March 26, 2019Cite: “Flick House / DELUTION” 26 Mar 2019. 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913723/flick-house-delution Clipboard Lead Architects: 2018 Houses Year:  ArchDaily CopyHouses, Houses Interiors, Sustainability•Cinere, Indonesia Photographs:  Fernando Gomulya Contractor:CRI Konstruksi Revolusi IndonesiaClient:Budi SulistijoDesign Team:Indira Pramundita Setiadewi S.ArsCity:CinereCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando GomulyaRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWood Boards / HPL PanelsLamitechLamitech high pressure plastic laminateWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Kitchens – ValchromatText description provided by the architects. Starting from the memory of the client’s past in the birthplace of the owner in Central Java, clients wanted us to design a house that seems humble and warm. Clients and Architects agreed to use brick as the main material of the Flick House, because it seemed to have a humble and warm philosophy. According to the owner, the brick has the power to make a big house welcoming. Starting with the main material, then the Architect chose Green Architecture as the main concept to be applied in the Flick House.Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaThe Green Architecture concept means that the entrance of air and light can be maximized very well. The Green Architecture concept in the Flick House is applied in several parts of the house, both indoors and outdoors.Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaFlick House has 4 gardens: Main Garden, Private Garden, Floating Garden and Inner Court. The main Garden is directly adjacent to the family room and is limited by a large sliding door that can be opened and closed easily. The existence of this large sliding door makes it easy for the air to enter and flow to all rooms on the first floor, especially the family lounge.Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaThe private garden is in the main bedroom area. This garden is intended to allow the owner to relax so there is no need to go to the main park while in the room. This garden is only limited by a fish pond. The floating garden is on the second floor, this park has a large sliding door so the air can flow into the rooms on this floor as well. The existence of the park causes a decrease in macro temperature so that the ideal air circulation creates the coolness inside the house. The last garden is Inner Court. It is a mini garden inside the house. With sow stones and a tree, Inner Court also influences air circulation inside the Flick House. It has an open window right above it, and its function   is to allow the entrance of air to the house, so that it can circulate properly.Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaSave this picture!Garden & AirfloorSave this picture!© Fernando GomulyaConsidering the habits of the family, who likes to gather and have a warm atmosphere in the house, the architect applied the open layout concept. This allows the family to interact easily without obstructions. Also, the air can flow easily. Open layout in Flick House is also applied with the use of a large sliding door so maximal light can enter easily and allows Low Energy Consumption.Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaFish ponds are not only for decoration, but also carry important functions, reducing the temperature caused by direct sunlight on the terrace area. Besides applying the Green Architecture concept, Flick House also has quite unique architectural and interior details. Some parts of the walls even seem to be floating. On the first floor, bathrooms are hidden behind the mirrored closet, and on the 2nd floor, the bathroom has a semi-outdoor concept so that if the curtain is opened it can be seen from the outside.Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaFlick House also applies Secondary Skin which serves as a buffering of sunlight, so that the heat of the sun does not go directly into the house. Skylight Stair is also created in the Flick House, reduce the use of artificial lighting during the day. The use of stripe light further adds to the cozyness and warmth on the Flick House.Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaProject gallerySee allShow lessHUB / IT’S StudioSelected ProjectsIsland Friends / Advanced Architecture Lab[AaL] + WIKISelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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Woolworth’s charity to continue

first_imgWoolworth’s charity to continue Howard Lake | 17 December 2008 | News Tagged with: corporate recession 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. Woolworths Kids First, the charity supported by failing retailer Woolworths plc, has pledged to carry on operating under the new name ‘Kids First Trust’.Launched in 1999, Woolworths Kids First was set up to enable Woolworths’ employees to support community-based projects of their choice to benefit children. It operated at a local level to support projects near Woolworths shops.On Kids First Trust’s Facebook page the staff report that “the team have decided to continue running the charity wholly independently”. They add that “over the next few months we will be working hard to find new premises, new partners and relaunch our work”.London newspaper Metro reports that Woolworths will today announce all its British stores will be closed by January 4 – with the loss of 29,000 jobs, so the charity, which has several months operating reserves, will need to develop new sources of income quickly.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Special federal prosecutor rules out that community journalists were killed for their work

first_img May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further Reporters Without Borders today voiced astonishment at a public statement yesterday by the special federal prosecutor for dealing with attacks on the media, Octavio Alberto Orellana Wiarco, ruling out that two young women community journalists in Oaxaca State were killed because of their work.His statement that the radio journalists of the Triqui indigenous community were shot in an attack aimed at the driver of their vehicle showed yet again the special prosecutor’s determination to play down the real dangers facing Mexican journalists while doing their job, the worldwide press freedom organisation said“The few known facts of the investigation into the killings of Teresa Bautista Flores and Felicítas Martínez do not indeed lead to a conclusion that they were linked to their work. We should however remember that this file has since the start been in the hands of the Oaxaca judicial authorities, who have never shed light on a single one of the recent murders of journalists and have concentrated on exonerating the government of all responsibility in the case of Brad Will (see releases).“Octavio Alberto Orellana Wiarco has endorsed the claims of an unreliable local justice official, which augurs badly for a possible elucidation of the death of the two women at a federal level”.“It is also worrying that the special prosecutor insists on denying, on principle, that the freedom of the press is in danger in his country, when his mandate is to defend it”, the organisation concluded.Questioned about his annual report, Orellana Wiarco replied that the two young staff on La Voz que Rompe el Silencio (The voice that breaks the silence), shot dead in Putla de Guerrero on 7 April 2008, were “collateral victims of an attack aimed at the driver of the vehicle in which they were travelling”. He automatically ruled out any motive linked to their work, prompting outrage among community radio representatives.Jurist, David Peña, of the Network of Indigenous Community Radio stations of the Southeast, told Reporters Without Borders that there was not a single fact to support this version of events and he condemned the attitude of the prosecutor “who is only trying to limit his responsibility and to offload his duty onto the Oaxaca prosecutor general’s office”. The community association appealed to the special prosecutor to publicly retract or to produce new information to back up his conclusions.The special prosecutor’s statements came immediately after his recent broadsides against press freedom organisations, including Reporters Without Borders, whom he accuses of putting Mexico in the ranks of the most dangerous countries for journalists on the continent, against the evidence. The organisation wrote to the special prosecutor on 11 December 2008 but has so far received no reply. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Follow the news on Mexico Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News MexicoAmericas MexicoAmericas News December 17, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Special federal prosecutor rules out that community journalists were killed for their work 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports News Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Limerick industrial poisoning claims should be investigated

first_imgTwitter Whiff of trouble lingers over gasworks Advertisement TAGSAskeatonbarrister Emmett O’BrienDepartment of AgricultureEnvironmental Protection AgencyEPAindustrial poisoningMinisterMusic Limerick Linkedin Minister Patrick O’ Donovan announces opening of Limerick heritage site to the public for the first time Facebook [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ALLEGATIONS that industrial poisoning in areas of County Limerick were covered up in the mid-1990s should be investigated immediately, according to a barrister who has a farm in the locality.Reports of serious animal and human health problems across 27 farms in Askeaton made national news almost 20 years ago and with the emergence of new evidence questioning the conclusions of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report into the complaints, calls are now being made for the matter to be reexamined.Barrister Emmett O’Brien, who is a member of the Fianna Fáil national executive and owns a farm in neighbouring Pallaskenry, has called for a public inquiry into the EPA report.He said that the new evidence suggested that the original findings of the EPA may have covered up industrial poisoning in Askeaton and the surrounding communities.At the time of the original complaints, the Government asked the EPA to conduct an environmental investigation but, according to new evidence, there were inconsistencies between the report and the findings made by different experts hired by the EPA.Mr O’Brien said that these discrepancies were highlighted in a recent investigation by Hot Press magazine.“These are serious accusations and must be addressed immediately,” he said.He maintains that there should be a public inquiry into the report and its findings, and above all, that the local community have their questions answered and concerns addressed in an open, public forum.“Whatever the final conclusion of the report, the local community will remain sceptical unless they can have their own concerns directly answered. We are talking not only about people’s livelihoods, but their health and well-being. This is too serious an issue to brush under the carpet,” he said.Mr O’Brien said he was alarmed by the allegation that Teagasc, a division of the Department of Agriculture, was assigned by the EPA to help with the investigation and reportedly found that the farms showed clear signs of fluoride contamination.“At a minimum, the allegations that the EPA report was seriously flawed deserves first hand intervention by the Minsters of Agriculture and the Environment, as well as a public inquiry,” he concluded. Government blocks O’Dea Bill to remove EPA immunity Limerick Lotto winners pledge to use winnings to secure children’s futurecenter_img Askeaton/ Ballysteen bring Easter joy to local community Email NewsCommunityLimerick industrial poisoning claims should be investigatedBy Staff Reporter – October 3, 2013 822 Limerick Post Show shines at Digital Media Awards Previous articleMen were bound, gagged and taken for ransomNext articleSeven Limerick players make GAA/GPA All Star Nominations Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Bodies of father and daughter found in Co Cork

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter WhatsApp News Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Bodies of father and daughter found in Co Cork 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleFSA issues 10 closure ordersNext articleMeath East By-Election to take place on March 27th News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – March 6, 2013 Facebook Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The body of a man and his three year old daughter have been recovered from the sea in west Cork.A major search operation had been launched after gardaí got a call from a farm in Ballydehob, shortly before midnight.Valencia coastguard was called in to search the coastline.The body of the three year old girl was found on the beach near Ballydehob at around two am and the body of her 50-year-old father was taken from the water a short time later.Both were pronounced dead at the scene.The bodies have been taken to Cork University Hospital for post mortem examinations.Gardaí are investigating. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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