Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.tz) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.tz)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in all classes of general and long-term insurance. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability as well as general insurance products covering engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability, and miscellaneous insurance products. Its medical insurance division covers medical and surgical expenses; the Ordinary & Group Life division covers life assurance and superannuation business and business incidentals. Jubilee Holdings Limited issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement needs. The company has subsidiaries in Burundi, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgAluworks Limited (ALW.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileAluworks Limited is an aluminium continuous casting and cold rolling mill in Ghana. It supplies high-quality aluminium coils, discs, flat sheets and sheet-in-coil raw material to small- and medium-scale factories throughout the West African sub-region. These factories manufacture household cooking utensils, corrugated roofing sheets and general fabrication products. The company also offers technical advice and support to establishments setting new manufacturing factories, assist during trial runs with sample material and supply raw material for full production. Aluworks Limited’s factory has been operational since 1985 with an installed capacity of 10 000 metric tons of various aluminium products and a plant capacity of some 30 000 metric tons per annum. Aluworks Limited was incorporated as a public limited liability company in 1996. Aluworks Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgFidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileFidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is a holding company providing products and services for life assurance, employee benefits, asset management, medical insurance, funeral assurance provision of actuarial services and residential property development. This includes managing pensions, funeral insurance and microfinancing in the informal banking market. Fidelity Life Assurance Zimbabwe offers additional products for individual loans, salary-based loads and loans for farmers. Its actuarial services include life and general insurance services, healthcare insurance, investments and finance and funeral assurance schemes. Its asset management services include unit trusts, money market funds, equity funds, balanced funds and advisory services. Its medical aid services include an access health package, express health package and a foundation health package. The company operates in Zimbabwe and Malawi, with the latter offering products for life assurance and pensions. Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I think these are two of the best cheap shares to buy 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. Why I think these are two of the best cheap shares to buy now Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rachael FitzGerald-Finch | Thursday, 18th June, 2020 | More on: BATS TW Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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In theory, the answer is easy: it’s quality.But what does this mean in practice to someone wanting to make a share purchase?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…To be successful when investing, we need to maximise our returns. This means being able to find shares in solid, dependable businesses that the market has currently underpriced.There are many great businesses on the FTSE and there are many low-priced businesses on the FTSE too. However, to make a sound investment throughout these times of economic uncertainty and stock market volatility, you need to find a business that is both. Only then can we make the claim that they’re truly cheap shares to buy now.Two quality stocks…Two of the most solid and dependable FTSE constituents, in my eyes, are Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) and British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS). Both firms are profitable and have solid balance sheets, albeit BATS carries more debt than I would like.However, the majority of BAT’s debt is due to its purchase of Reynolds American (the maker of Newport, Camel, and Grizzly Snuff brands) in 2017. This purchase gives BATS access to the US tobacco market. This region accounts for 25% of global cigarette sales and 45% of global e-cigarette and vape sales. The acquisition is a highly strategic one with much growth potential for future profits.For the remainder of this year, BATS is planning to grow its margins and to convert 90% of operating profit into cash flow. It also plans to return 65% of earnings per share (EPS) to shareholders as dividends. With these figures, it is a cash-converting machine, and one that offers a current 6.8% yield. This must be one of the best returns on the FTSE 100 right now.Taylor Wimpey is also still paying out dividends, albeit at a lower 2.6%. However, the residential developer has recorded dividend growth in four out of five years since 2016. With at least five years of sequential positive earnings and a 2019 return on equity (ROE) of 20.6, the firm’s management is proving itself to be a profitable one.   …and also two cheap shares to buyBuying an overpriced share, even a great quality one, lowers your returns. So the share price valuation must be relatively cheap to make it worth your money.A great valuation metric to determine cheap shares to buy is the earnings yield. This figure provides a rough gauge of the overall value of a stock. An average earnings yield is around 5%. British American’s current yield is above average, at around 7.8%. But Taylor Wimpey’s is an astonishing 18.6%.Taylor Wimpey is currently trading around 152p, and at a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 7, far below the pre-pandemic industry average of 19. The firm has an overall 10-year trend of rising share prices, indicative of good management. I would expect this to continue. However, it is currently a cheap share to buy.BATS is currently trading at a P/E of 12, again below its pre-pandemic industry average of 13. However, due to the nature of its products, the firm was not significantly affected by the pandemic. Its share price plummeted after that 2017 acquisition, but has been steadily climbing ever since. Unless there are big upsets to its strategy, it’s likely this will keep going.  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. See all posts by Rachael FitzGerald-Finch Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Maryland partnership blends Episcopal-Lutheran congregations while upholding both traditions

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Ecumenical & Interreligious Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By David PaulsenPosted Apr 11, 2019 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Maryland partnership blends Episcopal-Lutheran congregations while upholding both traditions Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Parishioners of the Churches of the Holy Apostles & St. Stephen gather for the first time March 3 in the home of their partnered congregation in Arbutus, Maryland. Photo: Diocese of Maryland[Episcopal News Service] Communion at 901 Courtney Road in Arbutus, Maryland, looks a bit different from Communion at most Episcopal congregations. Worshippers choose between wine and grape juice, with the option of drinking out of small individual cups instead of the common cup.The reason? This congregation is a little bit Episcopal and a little bit Lutheran.The Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles hasn’t quite merged with St. Stephen Lutheran Church, but on March 3, through a cost-saving partnership between the two struggling congregations, they began worshipping together in the same building and sharing the leadership of the Rev. Jim Perra, an Episcopal priest who now serves as both rector of Holy Apostles and pastor of St. Stephen.The Rev. Jim Perra presides March 3 at the last service in the former Church of the Holy Apostles in Arbutus, Maryland. The congregation now worships at a nearby Lutheran church through a partnership with that congregation. Photo: Diocese of Maryland“It shows the faithfulness of the people in these two congregations that they had less interest in a comfortable death … than they did in doing hard and sacrificial things,” Perra told Episcopal News Service by phone. His expanded congregation now calls itself the Churches of the Holy Apostles & St. Stephen.With The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA, in full communion with each other since 2001, these kinds of partnerships, though still rare, are growing more common around the country for a variety of reasons, including in places like Arbutus where two congregations see sharing worship space and clergy as a difficult but fruitful path to continued viability.“There’s no one way this happens,” said the Rev. Margaret Rose, ecumenical and interreligious deputy to The Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop, and she added that these partnerships aren’t solely motivated by an interest in financial survival.“That’s, I really think, the important thing,” Rose told ENS. “It’s about uncovering or revealing the unity of the church.”Rose referenced part of the Book of Common Prayer’s Eucharistic Prayer D: “Remember, Lord, your one holy catholic and apostolic Church, redeemed by the blood of your Christ. Reveal its unity, guard its faith, and preserve it in peace.”“What Maryland has discovered is how joyful that is,” Rose said, “much to their surprise.”The Churches of the Holy Apostles & St. Stephen benefited from a successful “Lutherpalian” model close by in Baltimore, where the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter has nurtured the two Christian traditions under one roof since 2015. At Nativity and Holy Comforter, the two congregations took their partnership a step further and formerly merged into one, overcoming an array of logistical challenges.The Rev. Stewart Lucas celebrates Holy Baptism at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter in Baltimore.The Rev. Stewart Lucas, the Episcopal priest who leads Nativity and Holy Comforter, said his congregation decided early on that it didn’t want administrative duplication – the committees, the bank accounts, the insurance policies, the tax IDs – to hinder the congregation’s higher focus on mission and ministry. And the congregation chose not to split its Sunday Eucharist into distinctly Episcopal and Lutheran services. They preferred worshipping together.“We want to sing with a hundred instead of 50 people,” Lucas said.He now offers guidance to other congregations considering similar partnerships, and he advised Perra on the process at Holy Apostles & St. Stephen. “We’re kind of cheerleaders for them because we think the church is about people and not the buildings,” Lucas said.Those sentiments were echoed by Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton. “The church is not distinct along congregational and denominational lines,” Sutton said in an emailed statement. “We’re all in this together. All of us. Visionary leadership such as that demonstrated by Jim Perra and Stewart Lucas leads the way for the people of the congregation to see the possibilities, praise, joy and happiness inherent in partnering.”The Maryland congregations are just two of about 65 Episcopal-Lutheran partnerships of various kinds across the country, such as Epiphany Lutheran-Episcopal Church in Valdez, Alaska, and All Saints in Big Sky, Montana, both of which ENS profiled in 2016 for a series on the 15th anniversary of Called to Common Mission.That 2001 full communion agreement between The Episcopal Church and the ECLA, which allowed Episcopal clergy to preside at Lutheran services and Lutheran clergy at Episcopal services, acknowledged the theological common ground between two denominations and their shared Christian roots. It also opened the door for Episcopal and Lutheran congregations to pursue blended worshipping communities.Ecumenism “is about revealing that unity God intended from the very beginning,” Rose said, but it doesn’t require elimination of differences. “Our unity is not about uniformity.”That spirit guides the partnership at Holy Apostles & St. Stephen in Arbutus. “Who knows what the future will hold, but we’re interested in what it would mean to have an Episcopal and Lutheran church that celebrates the two traditions with a degree of specificity,” Perra said.Before the partnership, Holy Apostles’ Sunday services were only drawing about 50 people, Perra said. The numbers were about the same at St. Stephen. Each congregation began taking a sobering look at the future, and each concluded it could not survive for long with revenue failing to match expenses.“We could count the death of both congregations within a decade,” said Perra, who joined Holy Apostles as rector in 2014.Perra’s counterpart at St. Stephen, the Rev. John Sabatelli, was looking to retire as pastor, but his Lutheran congregation hadn’t found a pastor to replace him. After discussions between the two congregations, church leaders proposed giving Perra the dual role of rector and pastor, and the blended congregation would worship at the St. Stephen church.Holy Apostles parishioners carry items from their old church building as they make their way to their new home at St. Stephen on March 3.That plan, with the approval and support of both churches’ bishops, gained momentum last summer with a trial clergy swap: When Perra went on vacation, Sabatelli presided that Sunday at Holy Apostles – and took his Lutheran congregation with him to worship at the Episcopal church. And Perra took his congregation with him to worship at St. Stephen when he covered for Sabatelli’s vacation.From there, the partnership came together rather quickly, “by the standards of two mainline Protestant traditions, where things move at a glacial pace,” Perra said.On March 3, to celebrate finalizing the partnership, the two congregations began their Sunday worship service at Holy Apostles. After Communion, they said a prayer of thanks for that church space. They collected items from Holy Apostles and carried them in a procession of about a mile to the worship space at St. Stephen. There, they dressed the altar and concluded the service.That has been home base ever since.Parishioners of the Churches of the Holy Apostles & St. Stephen walk in a procession March 3 from the former Holy Apostles church to their new combined worship space at St. Stephen. Photo: Diocese of Maryland“This is not something I’d ever thought I’d be party to,” Perra said, but he sees a newfound energy in his combined worshipping community as it commits itself to thriving, not just surviving.The blended congregation will keep both church properties, since the former Holy Apostles facility remains an active site for community meetings, and several Burmese congregations rent the former Episcopal church for their worship services.With Holy Apostles & St. Stephen’s typical Sunday attendance now reaching about 100, the two congregations haven’t really lost any members in the transition, Perra said, though some might feel more comfortable taking a Sunday off now and then because they don’t fear their church is at the verge of folding in their absence.As for denominational distinctions, Episcopalians still can attend a spoken service from the Book of Common Prayer at 8 a.m., but few of them do. Most parishioners attend a hybrid service with singing at 10 a.m., which Perra calls “the big show.”Both traditions are reflected at the Churches of the Holy Apostles & St. Stephen, though Perra admits his Episcopal training still leaves him with a learning curve as a new Lutheran pastor. “I’m in the process of being Lutheran enough for my Lutherans,” he said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Rector Washington, DC 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

Chicago bishop announces new retirement date, virtual electing convention

first_imgChicago bishop announces new retirement date, virtual electing convention Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Posted Jun 17, 2020 Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Elections, Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA House of Bishops An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing [Diocese of Chicago] Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee announced in March that he was postponing his planned retirement, originally scheduled for August 2020, while he and other diocesan leaders responded to the COVID-19 pandemic that was disrupting normal parish life across The Episcopal Church. On June 17, Lee issued the following update to the diocese, saying he now plans to retire at the end of 2020.Dear friends,Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee. Photo: Diocese of ChicagoYou may remember that, in March, as we began to understand the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic would disrupt our plans and priorities, I postponed both my retirement originally scheduled for August and the bishop election that we had originally planned to hold this Saturday.Although the pandemic will not come to an end for some time, your creative and resourceful responses to the challenge of worshipping and gathering online have made it clear that the future of our diocese is in excellent hands. With gratitude for your spirit and faithfulness, I will now plan to retire at the end of 2020.Thanks to our new ability to gather in ways we previously would not have imagined, and after consultation with the Standing Committee, we now plan to elect the next bishop of Chicago at a virtual electing convention on December 12. The details of this event and the opportunities to meet the nominees that will precede it are still being developed. Please look for more news coming soon from the Standing Committee and on the bishop search and transition website.Faithfully,Bishop Jeffrey Lee Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

Super 14 Pick of the Week – Round 13

first_imgFriday May 14, 2010 Super 14 Pick of the Week – Round 13 As we head into the final round of the Super 14, this weekend is vital in that the Bulls are the only side assured of a play-off place. Heres a look back at the best tries scored in an incredible round last weekend though, with fifteen included in total.The race for the semis was well and truly on last weekend, as sides within touching distance made it imperative to get maximum points, resulting in some great running rugby as they searched for those all important bonus points.The Reds second half against the Hurricanes was much like the second half of their season disappointing. They still managed to scored a few great tries though, namely through Anthony Faainga and Rod Davies. The Canes themselves dished up their usual brand, as Hosea Gear crossed more than once as he looks to be the form wing in New Zealand at the moment.We all saw, and talked about, the classic match between the Crusaders and the Bulls in Pretoria. Perhaps the controversial ending unfortunately overshadowed what was an incredible display of attacking rugby from both sides. The pick of the tries from that game are included here as theyre well worth watching again.For the Chiefs, last years finalists who this season havent found their form, Jackson Willison got on the end of a brilliant try that was made by some slick passing down the line. Drew Mitchell pulled off a great individual try for the Waratahs, and seasoned campaigner Carlos Spencer got on the end of a nice counterattack for the Lions.Thats just a few of the excellent tries that were scored in a fantastic weekend of action. This weekend is set to be a tense final round, as each match has its own set of permutations that will determine who makes the top four and who doesnt.For now though, kick back and watch fifteen of the best tries scored in Round 13. Enjoy. 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ACF launches project to develop best practice for foundations

first_img Melanie May | 21 July 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 ACF launches project to develop best practice for foundations Tagged with: Association of Charitable Foundations trusts and foundations The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is launching a project to help foundations develop their practices in areas such as good grant-making, learning and impact, diversity, and transparency.Starting in Autumn 2017, the Stronger Foundations Project will be co-developed with members of the Association of Charitable Foundations, beneficiary groups and other funding experts, starting with a one-day scoping event, and will identify best practice for foundations.The project will aim to articulate a number of good practice principles underpinned by peer-review and training opportunities. Overall, the ACF anticipates that the project will lead to enhanced effectiveness of individual foundations as well as greater awareness and responsiveness to the concerns of beneficiaries.Carol Mack, ACF Chief Executive, said:“Charitable foundations make a huge contribution to civil society and communities across the UK, with grants of over £2.7bn per year. This project is about enhancing their contribution further by drawing on beneficiary views and leading expertise from within the funding community. Our aim is to spread leading practice among foundations, to support them to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources.”Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, also commented: Advertisement  280 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9  279 total views,  1 views today “Better grant-making practice and increased transparency make it easier for grantees and foundations to work together effectively for the people and causes they care about. There is already a lot of exemplary practice to learn from among foundations, and this project presents an important opportunity to share it and to help all foundations work to the standards set by the best. I know charities will welcome this important project and I look forward to seeing its results.” 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

On the picket line

first_imgNYC law to help fast food workersMore than 1,200 fast food workers in New York City have agreed to kick in an hour’s pay — $13.50 — every month to Fast Food Justice to push for better conditions in the industry. Last May, the NYC Council passed the corresponding law, which took effect at the end of November.The law requires fast food employers to let workers deduct a portion of their paycheck and send it to a designated nonprofit as a membership fee. This unorthodox arrangement was promoted by Fight for $15 and the Service Employees union as a way to organize a NYC industry with 65,000 low-wage workers that has proved a hard nut to crack.“We’re going to continue to build power to win improvements for workers on the job,” said Tsedeye Gebreselassie, Fast Food Justice board chair and attorney at the National Employment Law Project, at a Jan. 5 press conference. The organization, created five months ago and registered by the city, will also provide free immigration services and legal help.Under the law, at least 500 workers had to sign up before a group could receive contributions. “The fact that [FFJ] signed up 1,200 is impressive. It’s proof of the concept,” said Janice Fine, labor studies professor at Rutgers University, adding that people in other cities “are really interested.” (New York Times, Nov. 9)The Restaurant Law Center, the legal arm of the National Restaurant Association, sued in federal court to overturn the law. One NLC argument, the Times reports, “is that requiring restaurant owners to forward money to workers’ groups is unconstitutional forced speech under the First Amendment.” But, FFJ asserts, “the money being forwarded belongs to the workers and not the restaurants.”Shantel Walker, a Papa John’s employee, said workers have already benefited from the fight for livable wages, since she started at $7.50 an hour. “We are now making $13.50, on our way to $15 next year. The fast food workers sparked a global movement.” (New York Daily News, Jan. 10)As of Jan. 1, workers in 18 states — Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont and Washington — started the year with a minimum wage increase. As Fight For $15 says, “It’s still not enough.”SIUE faculty union guilts chancellor to get the goodsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville recognized the SIUE Faculty Association, which represents 400 tenured and tenure-track faculty, as a bargaining unit in December 2016. (SIUEFA is affiliated with the National Education Association.) But during 2017 contract negotiations, the administration wanted to institute a cynical divide-and-conquer measure: exclude department chairs, who are 10 percent of the faculty, from the membership in exchange for 2 percent raises over the two-year contract, which had already been given to other SIUE union members.Surrounding Chancellor Randy Pembrook at his mid-December holiday reception, about 50 union members handed him a framed copy of his July email — in which he wrote “how important people are to SIUE and how their sacrifices over four years of budget woes should be rewarded” — while chanting “Two plus two” for about 10 minutes. Within days the university signed a preliminary contract with the 2 percent raises. (Labor Tribune, Jan. 8) Bravo to courageous faculty for shaming the chancellor into making good on his words!Bosses challenge union victory at Missouri Dollar GeneralIn a historic 66 percent victory on Dec. 8, workers at the Dollar General in Auxvasse, Mo., voted to unionize with Food and Commercial Workers Local 655. Dollar General operates 14,321 stores in 44 states, but this is the first to organize. (Fulton Sun, Dec. 12) It’s a major win, since convenience store and other retail workers are horribly exploited, with low wages, erratic scheduling and harassment, which doubles for women.On Dec. 14, Dollar General filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board contesting the election to try to overturn the vote. Local 655 President David Cook told the St. Louis Labor Tribune how disappointing it was that “Dollar General, which makes billions of dollars every year … would rather slander one of their own employees with false accusations … than recognize [the workers’] legal rights.” (Jan. 1)Meanwhile, the union filed a complaint on the employee’s behalf. A Local 655 spokesperson told the Labor Tribune that Dollar General “is showing its workers that if they vote for union bargaining, Dollar General will retaliate.” As of February 2016, the company had 113,400 employees.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ethanol Fuel’s High Octane and Clean Characteristics Key to Future Use

first_imgHome Energy Ethanol Fuel’s High Octane and Clean Characteristics Key to Future Use SHARE “We also met with EPA officials while in Detroit. It is clear that NCGA can and probably should step up communications and education with EPA and other governmental agencies to assure they have the best technical information available related to ethanol’s potential,” Sandborn said. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Feb 11, 2014 The National Corn Growers Association’s Ethanol Committee met last week in Detroit, Michigan to discuss everything from the latest research on ethanol use in small engines to growing opportunities for distiller’s grains. While there, the group also met with representatives of Ford, Chrysler, General Motors and the Environmental Protection Agency. “Meeting in Detroit provided us with a great opportunity to talk with the Big Three auto manufacturers,” said NCGA Ethanol Committee Chair Jeff Sandborn. “They confirmed ethanol has a lot to offer because it provides non-toxic, economical octane, but we face significant challenges particularly in the policy arena.” Sandborn, a grower from Portland, Mich., noted ethanol provides the performance characteristics auto-makers want and does so more economically than any other source. However, they are also looking for direction from the Environmental Protection Agency on specific future standards so they know what engines to design and what ethanol blends might work best.center_img Ethanol Fuel’s High Octane and Clean Characteristics Key to Future Use Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Participants included Jeff Sandborn, of Michigan; Mike Nichols, of Indiana; Lynn Crisp of Nebraska; Aron Carlson of Illinois; Jerry Demmer of Minnesota; Dennis Gengenbach of Nebraska; Paul Jeschke of Illinois; Dennis McNinch of Kansas; Jerry Mohr of Iowa; Mark Recker of Iowa; Jay Schutte of Missouri; Kim Swenson of North Dakota and state staff Bradley Schad of Missouri and Dave Loos of Illinois.  NCGA staff on hand to serve the committee Dr. Pam Keck,  director of biofuels; Beth Elliott, director of public policy Melanie Gibson, administrative assistant; and Mark Lambert, senior communications manager. Previous articlePlenty of Uncertainty AheadNext articleSouthern Indiana Farmer to be Honored at Classic for 374 Bushel Corn Gary Truittlast_img read more