Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Alan Oscroft | Saturday, 25th July, 2020 | More on: HSBA LGEN RDSB 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 2020 will go down in history as the year in which FTSE 100 dividends were devastated. But that doesn’t mean dividend investing is dead. Far from it. I say we’re looking at a fantastic time to tune your ISA investing to build a great future income stream.This year, Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) did the unimaginable. It slashed its dividend for the first time since the end of World War II. Out goes the steady $1.88 (£1.48) per year that’s been providing yields of more than 6%. And in comes a rebased 64 cents (50p).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 Shell share price is down 45% in 2020, so that still offers a healthy yield of 4.1% to investors buying now. But if you’d bought at the start of the year you’d be looking at only around 2.2%. Do I think the Shell dividend and share price will come back strongly? I do, though perhaps not as strongly as the most bullish people are hoping. But I see it beating the fears of the bears.The oil price is recovering as the world emerges from lockdown, but we might have to wait a while for better Shell dividends. But even a 20% dividend gain would push the yield to 5% on today’s price. I say buy now while we’re in the grip of pessimism.Big FTSE 100 yieldAs a shareholder, I’m tempted to recommend Aviva with its forecast yield of 10%. That’s boosted by the 30% share price crash this year, and could be a short-term opportunity. But the instability that’s seen Aviva cut its dividend three times in recent years turns me to Legal & General (LSE: LGEN) instead.From Legal & General we’re expecting a lower yield of 8% this year, but that’s still impressive. Based on the start-of-year share price, the forecast dividend would have yielded 5.8%. So that shows again the benefit of buying dividend shares when they’re cheap, and locking in years of higher yields.Every £1,000 invested at a return of 5.8% would turn into nearly £3,100 in 10 years (with dividends reinvested). But if you get in when the yield is up at 8%, that grand would end up worth nearly £4,700. Of course, an 8% dividend might not be maintained, and the year could end up tough for Legal & General. But you’d still pocket a lot more dividend cash buying when the shares are down.No dividend at allHow about going for stocks with no dividend at all right now, but with future potential? Like the banks, which were forced to suspend their dividends by the Prudential Regulation Authority.I’m thinking of HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA) today. I think it’s probably right for UK-centric banks to have withheld their dividends. But I don’t see a lot of sense in HSBC having to suspend its payments when its business is almost totally unrelated to the UK economy.HSBC shares are down around 35% year-to-date. Had the bank been allowed to maintain its payouts at previous levels, shareholders would be looking forward to a 2020 yield of more than 10% on the current share price.Should HSBC get back to that level when it’s allowed to, that’s what you could lock in today. 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We set off at midnight for the summit push, and I arrived at 8.15am. At the top I put my head in my hands and slumped into a bit of a heap and had a blub. I couldn’t speak, most people welled up, and there was a good bit of man-hugging!That first shower was the greatest shower I’ve ever had. It was up there with the first shower I had in hospital after I broke my neck, after five months of bed baths, but it was better, because I had more feeling.I can’t believe I’ve actually climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. If someone had suggested it a few years ago I’d have laughed. I’m now going to move to Holland, or somewhere where there are no hills! This is the best I’ve felt since I hurt myself, and I’m grateful to AXA Wealth for sponsoring my trip. I’m game for the next one, I’ve got the bug now!This article appeared in the August 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS [imagebrowser id=14]Eleven years after my accident, it still takes me a bit of time to get going in the mornings, and I’ve got constant pain due to muscle imbalance, so I wasn’t the typical candidate to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.I’d been getting stronger, though, and wanted to give something back to the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA), who had looked after and supported me and my family for so long. At the RPA’s annual dinner 13 months ago, David Barnes (the RPA chairman) and Tim Nicholls (their Head of Player Development) were talking about this trip, which was in its embryonic stages, and after a couple of drinks I said, “I could do that!”At the time I don’t think I could have walked a mile. But I thought ‘Why not just go for it?’, and threw myself into the training. I got up religiously Monday to Friday at 6.20am. I’d been going to the gym but there was no end product like there is with a match, so having that carrot at the end was a mad motivating factor. Knowing I was going to be with other people, the last thing I wanted was to turn up undercooked, unable to do it, and slow people down. I would have felt horrific.I was fairly shy on the first night. Everyone had a few beers whereas I just had a couple and went to bed. I was just so nervous of letting anyone down. Being a ball and chain on everyone’s leg would have been a nightmare for me.We were split into groups of six but we mixed up, so on different days you’d walk with different people. Everyone was jolly on the first night because we weren’t too tired. The next night you’re a lot higher, so you get to camp and just want your food and to crash out. After that it’s just eat, walk, sleep. Once you’re above cloud level the temperature plummets at night. It ranged from 35° at the bottom to -15° at the top.Unfortunately I had to share a tent with Barnsey. There were lots of pungent aromas after seven days of no showering and living with a prop, and he kept trying to get closer to me at night! He was also up every hour and a half to go for a pee! The mattresses weren’t bad but a lot of the time there were rocks underneath you, though at times that became secondary to just how tired you were. I didn’t sleep well for the whole trip but that’s nothing new. Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit
So after all the week six action, the table looks like this…Follow Richard Grainger on Twitter @Maverickwriter The Falcons notched up their fifth bonus point win, with last season’s out-of-sorts finalists, the Cornish Pirates, the only side to deny them a maximum haul.Moseley, who beat Bristol in round five, had no answer to the Premiership contenders’ pace and finishing.Head Coach Dean Richards wasn’t totally satisfied and told the Falcons’ website: “I don’t think we were as slick as we have been in the backline but we will look at that and work on it – to come down here and win by more than 50 points is a very good result”.You would have been offered good odds against Bristol lying fourth from bottom six weeks into the season.In a scrappy affair at Clifton Lane on Saturday, Bristol went down 23-16 to Rotherham. The visitors held the lead briefly early in the second half, when David McIlwaine ran in under the posts following a fine handling move.However, a yellow card for Kyle Traynor led to numerous infringements at the scrum by the Bristol pack and left referee Mr John Meredith with no option other than to run beneath the posts.Finally, Leeds Carnegie’s topsy-turvy season continued with the 42-7 thrashing of neighbours Doncaster at Headingley on Sunday.In the last game before the Headingley pitch is re-turfed, Sam Lockwood and Curtis Wilson bagged a brace of tries for Leeds and Christian Georgiou and Jamel Chisholm and touched down.Doncaster weren’t helped by having to play three quarters of the game with 14 men when referee Mr Greg Macdonald showed Adam Kettle a red card for a dump tackle. By Richard GraingerNOTTINGHAM TRADED places with Plymouth and moved into third in the Championship by virtue of a 48-16 win over Jersey, at Meadow Lane on Friday.The Green and Whites were firing on all cylinders, with tries from Andy Savage, Rhys Crane and a double effort from Alex Shaw. Despite slick handling from the visitors they were unlucky to come away from the East Midlands without greater reward for their efforts, Nottingham were always in control, leading 20-3 after only 10 minutes.Jersey, who have yet to win a game, stayed within 10 points until Shaw scored his second. When Jersey prop Ben Evans was sent to the sin bin, their scrum creaked and Nottingham forced the visitors to concede a penalty try.Bedford Blues are still just two points behind the Falcons who top the table after demolishing Plymouth 55-17 at Goldington Road on Saturday. Mike Rayer’s men were simply too strong for the visitors and ran in eight tries.Plymouth went into the match with only one previous defeat, and that by the narrow margin of two points to the Cornish Pirates. Forwards Sam Hocking and Jon Vickers managed tries for Albion but unbeaten Bedford were always in control.A last minute Phil Godman penalty sent the London Scottish faithful home happy at the Athletic Ground on Saturday.It was a case of villain turned hero for Exiles’ flanker Chevvy Pennycock who was sent to the sin bin after only 90 seconds as the Pirates took the lead with a converted try from Ben Maidment.However, the flanker redeemed himself with a brace of tries plus a late unconverted try from skipper Mark Bright brought the hosts back from 10-24 deficit to set up a tense finale.However, the Exiles dominated possession from the re-start causing the Pirates to concede a penalty on their 10-metre line. Godman was on target, moving the Exiles above the Pirates in the table.Newcastle recorded their second consecutive 50-pointer, this time at Moseley’s expense, winning 13-53 at Billesley Common on Saturday. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
TAGS: Highlight People have described Wales’ 2021 run as ‘lucky’, following the red cards against the opposition in their wins over Ireland and Scotland then the controversial tries in this match.Firstly, I think ‘luck’ is probably an inappropriate word when referring to the red cards given those sendings off relate to protecting players from brain injury. Secondly, Wales have shown a steely mentality to grind out wins in those opening games and then had the smarts to do the same in Cardiff.Wales certainly don’t look as good a side as France currently – not many teams do right now – but here’s a positive omen for Wales fans: Cory Hill also scored a try against England when Wales completed the clean sweep in 2019. Wales lift the Triple Crown – now for the Grand Slam?Rugby smarts. Rugby is so often viewed as a battle of brawn but it was brains that proved decisive as Wales beat England 40-24 in this Six Nations fixture in Cardiff.Yes, there was controversy over Wales’ two first-half tries – more of which later – but the hosts won this match, and with it the Triple Crown, in the closing 20 minutes, not the first 30.When England drew level through a Ben Youngs try, converted by Owen Farrell, midway through the second half, they looked in a strong position to close out a win and get their title bid back on track.Instead, a succession of penalties allowed Wales to not only relieve pressure in their own half but pull clear on the scoreboard as Callum Sheedy was only too happy to bisect the posts – and they finished with a flourish when Cory Hill scored a bonus-point try.Callum Sheedy kicked 13 points (Getty Images)Had England kept calm and built pressure, rather than trying to force things, it could be them going into their final two games with the trophy in their sights. Now it’s Wales who should see off Italy in round four and head to Paris in a few weeks bidding for yet another Grand Slam – they already have more of those than any other team in the Six Nations era.Discipline, or lack thereof, was a problem for England against Scotland in their opening fixture and it was again here as they conceded 14 penalties to Wales’ nine – five of them from Maro Itoje. They can feel hard done by when it comes to those first-half try decisions but that is not where the game was won and lost.Matt Dawson’s description of the late flurry of offences as “verging on mindless” on BBC Radio 5Live seemed apt. Similar accusations have been levelled at England when it comes to their tactics and inability to adapt, to find different ways of breaking down opponents when breaking through them doesn’t work. Rather than think their way out of trouble, they played their way into it, continually being pinged by the referee.Ben Youngs’s try saw England draw level (Getty Images)The irony is that England looked more dangerous in Cardiff than they have for months, their attacking game sparking into life. Criticised for their dependency on the boot in recent months, it was their handling that stood out in this match. They still kicked a fair bit – and with more variety – but it was with ball in hand that they looked most dangerous.Quick hands along the line saw them push deep into Wales’ territory, albeit that Jonny May was marshalled well by Louis Rees-Zammit and George North. It was one of these fluid movements that led to Youngs dummying over and momentum appeared to be with the visitors – but then came penalty after penalty, Wales took advantage and Alun Wyn Jones lifted the Triple Crown.Controversial calls Back to those try decisions. The first one came when Pascal Gauzere gave Owen Farrell time to talk to his players about the number of penalties being conceded – but not too much time. As soon as Gauzere called ‘time on’, Dan Biggar kicked crossfield while England were still chatting under the posts and Josh Adams plucked the ball out of the air to score.It’s easy to see why Farrell remonstrated with Gauzere afterwards but the referee had called time back on and England should have been more aware of what was happening 20 metres away, keeping an eye on the official’s signals and the opposition’s movements. There’s always a danger in assuming a team will kick for goal from a penalty; you have to stay alert. The second one they can feel more aggrieved by. Rees-Zammit’s failure to gather an Adams kick wasn’t ruled a knock-on by the TMO, so Liam Williams’s subsequent try stood – but it seemed only the officials didn’t see a knock-on. Even Rees-Zammit looked surprised at the call.Rugby is a game of nuances and grey areas but, in my view, that was the wrong decision. Rugby World’s verdict on a match full of drama at the Principality Stadium To reiterate, though, it wasn’t those decisions that lost England the game. They actually reacted positively to get themselves back in contention, an Anthony Watson try and a Farrell penalty making it 17-14 at half-time.They switched off in the 48th minute when Kieran Hardy took a quick tap to dart over – one of the first things you learn in rugby is not to turn your back and a few England players did just that – but again they came back. At 24-24 England looked the more likely to go on and win, but all those infringements mounted up as they looked almost too eager to get the next score. Rather than a steady, methodical approach, their ill-discipline released the pressure on Wales, who were able to close out the game.Related: Eddie Jones reacts to England’s defeat by WalesNow for a Grand Slam?How quickly things can change in rugby. Wales came into this championship with many predicting a fifth-place finish, but instead they will go to Rome in two weeks confident of making it four wins from four.It’s all building up nicely to a Grand Slam ‘decider’ in Paris, although who knows if France will have played their four games by then with such uncertainty around the rescheduling of the Scotland fixture. Wales have won there before in 2005 and 2019 en route to Slams – can they do it for the third time this year? Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones holds the Triple Crown after the 40-24 win over England (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? 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‘Nuevas visiones’ de comunidades de fe y centros de misión La Oficina del Ministerio de los Negros se asocia a otras congregaciones a través de la Iniciativa de Nuevas Visiones. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Por Pat McCaughanPosted Jun 11, 2012 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 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 Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA [Episcopal News Service] “Avivamiento” puede ser una “palabra incómoda” en la Iglesia Episcopal, pero es una manera en que la Iniciativa de Nuevas Visiones de la Oficina del Ministerio de los Negros de la Iglesia Episcopal está ayudando a reenergizar algunas congregaciones.Crear relaciones, redescubrir la misión e incluso hacer sencillos cambios de lenguaje son otras. Tales como cambiar la conciencia de “ser congregaciones a convertirse en comunidades de fe que se esfuerzan por convertirse en centros de misión”, dijo la Rda. Angela Ifill, misionera para la Oficina del Ministerio de los Negros, durante una entrevista telefónica.“Nos hemos visto y nos hemos definido como congregaciones durante tanto tiempo que se ha hecho una rutina, del mismo modo que orar puede llegar a ser algo rutinario”, subrayó Ifill, quien puso en marcha el proyecto experimental Iniciativa de Nuevas Visiones [NVI, por su sigla en inglés] en 2009. En la actualidad, ocho congregaciones participan en este proyecto.El empeño asocia a iglesias afroamericanas que históricamente han tenido dificultades con iglesias que han sido prósperas para ayudar a redescubrir la misión y llevar adelante el cambio. Ifill espera agregar otras cuatro [congregaciones] adicionales en 2012, a las que se les pide que participen por lo menos durante 18 meses.“Si podemos considerarnos como comunidades de fe, nos moveremos de ese concepto totalmente pasivo de congregación para convertirnos en comunidades de misión, entendiendo… que la razón de ser es estar en el mundo, dando lugar a la misión de Dios y no sólo como una congregación que viene a la iglesia el domingo por la mañana y todo lo que hacemos es concentrarnos interiormente”, afirmó.Significa correr riesgos y hacer cambios, incluso adaptando culturas, tales como la de auspiciar avivamientos, por ejemplo.“A nuestras iglesias se les ha pedido que planeen avivamientos. Al principio, hubo alguna duda que nos llevó a fijarnos en lo que llamamos ‘palabras incómodas’”, explica Ifill. “Cuando la gente oye mencionar la palabra ‘avivamiento’ se pregunta, ‘¿avivamiento en la Iglesia Episcopal?’“Pero, ¿por qué no? Tenemos evangelización, mayordomía, pero con frecuencia palabras tales como ‘renacido’, ‘avivamiento’, ‘testificar’, hace que la gente se sienta incómoda. Preguntamos el porqué estas palabras tienen ese efecto en ustedes y estamos teniendo alguna discusión teológica en torno a eso”, añadió.Recientemente, dos noches de avivamiento en la iglesia de San Simón de Cirene [St. Simon of Cyrene] en Lincoln Heights, Ohio, motivó a Ethelrine Shaw-Nickerson a ofrecer un testimonio espontáneo durante los oficios dominicales regulares del Día de Pentecostés.“No tuve nada más que alabanzas. Fue maravilloso, hermoso, espiritual, un evento con gran participación de la gente que me recordaba los viejos tiempos de los avivamientos en la Iglesia Bautista, pero con ese sabor episcopal”, dijo Nickerson durante una entrevista telefónica desde su casa cerca de Cincinnati.“El tema fue hacer todas las cosas nuevas”, añadió. “La primera noche tuvimos más de 200 personas; la segunda noche hubo unas 150, y alimentamos a todo el mundo la segunda noche. No sabíamos cómo íbamos a alimentar a toda esa gente, pero Dios nos trajo abundancia de pan y abundancia de pescado e incluso nos sobró alguna comida. Fue estupendo”.El auspiciar avivamientos comunitarios es sólo uno de los muchos cambios que se iniciaran desde que San Simón se uniera a la Iniciativa de Nuevas Visiones, dijo el Rdo. Trevor Babb, el rector.“Éste es el tercer avivamiento que hemos hecho y es mayor cada año”, dijo Babb durante una entrevista telefónica desde su oficina. “Cuando empezamos hace tres años, hubo unas 40 personas. Este año lo expandimos a dos días y la iglesia se llenó con personas que trascendían las barreras denominacionales”.El proyecto experimental ha dado lugar a una nueva energía en el culto, expresó él.Localizada en un barrio cambiante, con un promedio de asistencia dominical de 90 personas con una edad promedio de 55 años, [la iglesia de] San Simón tenía 81 años y se encontraba “en un momento de transición y en busca de un modo de energizar a nuestra congregación”, dijo Babb. “Pero, necesitábamos instrumentos para hacerlo”.La Iniciativa de Nuevas Visiones asoció a San Simón con la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés y la Santa Comunión [St. Andrew and Holy Communion] en South Orange, Nueva Jersey, una congregación multinacional y multiétnica con 152 años de existencia y un promedio de asistencia dominical de 250 personas.La asociación ha incluido el compartir materiales de desarrollo litúrgico y congregacional “y hemos aprendido mutuamente”, dijo la Rda. Canóniga Sandye Wilson, rectora de la congregación de Nueva Jersey.“Nuevas visiones nos ha ayudado a concentrarnos en nuestra misión”, añadió Wilson. “Este es un modelo para el futuro en una Iglesia postmoderna, cuando nos esforzamos en concebir la manera de responder a las necesidades de nuestras comunidades y cómo llevar la Iglesia a la gente. Ello da testimonio del poder de las asociaciones de compañerismo con muchos kilómetros de por medio y nos facilita un modo de mirar y experimentar a otros”.Ifill dijo que las congregaciones empezaron por crear una oración de Nuevas Visiones para uso de ambas iglesias compañeras durante el culto. También deciden temas específicos que abordar, usualmente que conlleven el discipulado y la enseñanza, porque nos concentramos en una formación cristiana que dura toda la vida”.Las asociaciones conllevan también intercambios de bancos y de púlpitos y la creación de relaciones más allá de fronteras geográficas o de otro tipo. En abril, Wilson predicó en la iglesia de Lincoln Heights.“Otro asunto es el participar en el desarrollo de un proyecto de misión”, añadió Ifill. “También, con el proyecto de misión, se les pide que se adentren en sus comunidades, que den una vuelta [por ellas], que conozcan a la gente, que se enteren de lo que está pasando y cómo pueden ser parte de lo que está pasando”.El 6 de junio, Babb comenzó “localizar recursos”, a equiparar los dones y recursos de la congregación con las necesidades de la comunidad local.La NVI “nos ha dado realmente una nueva visión, sin querer hacer un juego de palabras”, afirmó. “Debemos ser más que argamasa y ladrillos en la comunidad. Debemos conmover a la comunidad en algunos aspectos específicos y la NVI nos ha ayudado a cristalizar algunos de los planes que estamos poniendo en práctica. Ha sido un catalizador para nosotros cambiar nuestra estructura para ayudarnos a encarnar nuestra misión”.Algunos cambios funcionan, otros no tanto, dijo Ifill. Viejas discrepancias congregacionales y problemas inesperados sí salen a la superficie y tenemos que lidiar con ellos, mediante la oración, mediante la reconciliación -lo cual conduce a un nuevo desarrollo, agregó.Reuniones de toda la Iglesia como Todos en Todas Partes, que tuviera lugar en Estes Park, Colorado, en octubre y la Reunión de la Nueva Comunidad, en San Diego [California] en marzo, le dieron oportunidad a los participantes de congregarse.La NVI también ha inspirado una actividad musical [ “Singspiration”],” una sesión coral previa al oficio y concebida “para lograr que la gente venga a la iglesia más temprano y comience a adorar con una mejor actitud”, dijo Frank Carr, miembro del comité de liderazgo del NVI de San Simón.El compañerismo ha sido “contagioso dentro de la vida de la congregación”, agregó. “No creo que haya nadie en nuestra congregación que diga que no entiende de qué se trata. Por primera vez, hemos puesto a la NVI con un renglón del presupuesto y hemos dedicado un espacio importante de nuestra página web a ofrecer información sobre el proyecto”.Para Trevor Bryan III, miembro de la iglesia de San Lucas [St. Luke’s] en Nueva Orleáns, al asociarse con la histórica iglesia episcopal africana de Santo Tomás [St. Thomas] de Filadelfia, la NVI “puede servir como modelo, no sólo para iglesias negras, sino para otras iglesias que pudieran estar en decadencia. Podría aplicarse a cualquier grupo étnico. Ha sido bueno para nosotros”.Ethelrine Shaw-Nickerson, de la iglesia de San Simón, está de acuerdo.Ella ya espera otro avivamiento en la iglesia de Lincoln Heights porque este más reciente suscitó “algunos cambios con el grupo más joven” -cambios por los cuales ella se sentía tan agradecida que se sintió motivada a dar un testimonio.“Hermanó a la gente de una manera nueva”, recordó. “A mí me sorprendió. No sabía cómo íbamos a alimentar a las personas, pero de repente yo estaba aquí en la cocina y los jóvenes empezaron a traer bandejas de verduras y postres, y nos sobró muchísima comida”.El Domingo de Pentecostés ella compartió ese entusiasmo con otros feligreses. “Dije que Dios estaba con nosotros. Que Dios nos había ayudado a hacer lo que debíamos hacer y que yo quería manifestar mi gratitud por lo que había sucedido en nuestra iglesia”.— La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service y radica en Los Ángeles. Traducido por Vicente Echerri.En inglés: http://bit.ly/NklFy9 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY
The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Linda WilliamsFor those striving to live a long and fruitful life, maintaining healthy habits and behaviors is essential to fulfilling your goal. Alongside engaging in physical activity, keeping a solid sleep schedule, and avoiding inhibiting substances, a key piece of health and wellness is a nutritious, balanced diet. You may not want to swap out that second cookie for a bowl of greens, but ultimately your body and mind will thank you. That said, the road to a nutrient-rich, wholesome diet requires detailed planning, especially if you’re looking for long-term results. One way to ensure you’re always locked and loaded in the health food department is by stocking your refrigerator with nutrient-rich staples. That way, you’ll have your favorite snack at the ready and can avoid last-minute scrambles to the grocery store. Before you head to the store with your list of essentials, consider splurging on a fridge equipped with ample space to accommodate your healthy lifestyle. High-quality models like these enable you to customize shelving to maximize space and will keep your food fresh longer. With your fridge availability in mind, read on for five tips for a perfectly stocked fridge.Storing fruits and vegetables While fresh fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of nutrients, they tend to perish quickly if not stored correctly. Thankfully, most refrigerators have designated drawers that help regulate humidity levels so your produce can stay fresh for longer. For foods that ripen quickly, like apples or avocados, set your drawer to a low-humidity setting, and for fast-wilting produce, like lettuce and herbs, increase humidity as needed. Keep protein on handWhen stocking your fridge for nutrient-rich meals, protein should be at the forefront. However, keeping protein fresh before you have time to whip up a meal can be challenging. Luckily, meats store well in the freezer and preserve for months. That said, thawing protein takes time, and sometimes you need quick and easy, which is why stocking up on eggs is a must for any health enthusiast. Eggs pair well with nearly any meal, are easy to prepare and are long-lasting in the refrigerator. Simply add a potato, vegetable, or slice of whole wheat bread, and you have a hearty, healthy meal. Dairy productsIt’s common practice to keep your milk in the door of your fridge, and although convenient, it may not be the best spot for dairy longevity. Instead, try keeping your dairy products near the back towards cool, dry spaces to keep cow’s milk, cheeses, and butter at peak quality. Additionally, check the product’s ‘best by’ date and keep an eye out for funky smells or odd coloration to determine its freshness.Carry a few drink optionsWhen it comes to eating a balanced diet, monitoring your water intake is critical. However, spicing up your drink options can keep meals interesting, and in some cases, act as a substitute for smaller meals and snacks. Make sure you stock up on meal replacement drinks, like smoothies and protein, shakes, natural juices for a sweet retreat, and a jug of fresh citrus water for added nutrients. Remember the snacksWhen building your grocery list, it’s easy to focus on your main meals and forget healthy snacks. Although it would be wise to avoid overly processed treats and sugary sweets, keeping quick fixes like overnight oats, pre-cut fruit, and string cheese on hand can tide you over between meals. Plus, they’re easy to grab on the go during busy mornings or mid-afternoon breaks. Simply place snacks in a bin towards the front of your fridge for easy access. Wrapping upWhen it comes to perfecting your weekly fridge restock, purchasing fresh produce, quick-prep proteins, and nutritious snack options are essential to maintain a healthy diet. Don’t be afraid to switch things up depending on which foods you gravitate towards most often. Linda Williams is a University of Illinois at Chicago alumnus who has nurtured a successful career as a legal secretary over the last 20+ years, supporting some of the most esteemed attorneys in Chicago. When she’s not writing legal documents at lightning speeds or developing her personal writing portfolio, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful children — especially her new granddaughter! According to Williams, “nothing sparks joy quite like quality time with family, a good book, and opportunities to find your creative voice.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo by Ello Please enter your comment! 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Howard Lake | 27 January 2003 | News Fundratios 2001/2 report ‘strong and sustainable growth’ in levels of voluntary income, despite lower levels of corporate support.Fundratios 2001/2, the benchmarking management tool for fundraising professionals reports that levels of overall voluntary income for 2001/02 increased by 10.8%, with a three-year trend of 29% growth.Completed in November 2002, the report reveals that areas that saw growth were led by lotteries and competitions which achieved a growth rate of 99.2%. Committed giving rose by 15.4%, reflecting increased levels of investment, says the report. Advertisement Fundratios finds sustainable growth in voluntary income AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance Management Research / statistics On the other hand, for the first time since 1996, corporate giving decreased by 1.6%. In 1998 it had been growing at 24.4%. Local/community fundraising income fell overall by 5.6%, although smaller charities performed better than the larger ones: larger charities saw a 8.5% drop while smaller charities enjoyed a 12.4% rise. Income from direct marketing appeals declined for the third time in five years, down by 4.3%.Fundratios reports that “cost effectiveness as measured by income per £1 invested in fundraising fell back close to its long term average of £5.09.” Thirty-eight charities, with a combined voluntary income of over £1 billion, took part in Fundratios 2001/2. Most of the data used relates to the year ending March 2002. Fundratios is run by the Centre for Interfirm Comparisons in cooperation with the Institute of Fundraising. It helps participating charities to benchmark their fundraising activities each other. It offers a valuable source of in-depth analysis on the growth, costs and returns of the full range of fundraising activity.The next Fundratios Project will start in April 2003 and charities are invited to request a Fundratios 2003 Marketing Brochure and Registration Form. 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
Glenfiddich whisky to raise funds for Walking With The Wounded 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. The Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge will see teams of wounded servicemen and women from the UK, alongside their team-mate and the expedition’s Royal Patron, Prince Harry, take on their American and Commonwealth counterparts in a race across Antarctica.The four events in the UK will combine an inspirational talk by a wounded serviceman or woman and a whisky tasting, suitable for experts and beginners alike.After its UK tour, the signed cask will return to the to Glenfiddich distillery in the Scottish Highlands, where its contents will be bottled. Glenfiddich will officially release the limited edition Spirit of a Nation expression in the UK in time for Christmas. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 July 2013 | News 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Single malt Scotch whisky makers Glenfiddich have created a limited edition expression which will tour the UK as part of the company’s support for military charity Walking With The Wounded.The cask of 29 year old single malk whisky is called Spirit of a Nation. At each location it is displayed people will be invited to write messages of support for Team Glenfiddich, the UK team which the company is sponsoring in an Antarctic race to raise funds for the charity.The cask will travel to York, Aldershot, Cardiff and Inverness at free events that members of the public can attend. Advertisement
The Obama administration issued new sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Jan. 2, targeting its diplomats stationed in Iran, Syria and Russia and claiming the DPRK was behind the hacking of Sony Corp.“We take seriously North Korea’s attack that aimed to create destructive financial effects on a U.S. company and to threaten artists and other individuals with the goal of restricting their right to free expression,” said the White House.In the Sony film “The Interview,” two U.S. journalists invited to visit the DPRK head of state are coached by the CIA to kill him. The film ends with the Korean leader being blown up. This is what the U.S. government calls “artistic expression.”In November, large amounts of data taken from Sony’s computers were released to the public, including many embarrassing and racist emails by top company officials.Very quickly the FBI officially charged the DPRK with being the hacker. But computer experts have cast serious doubts on that.Scott Borg, director and chief economist of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, said to CNBC: “Most of the things the attackers were actually doing don’t point to North Korea. None of their activity inside Sony’s networks was focused on the film North Korea wanted to suppress. In fact, the demand for the film to be suppressed came relatively late in the communications that seem to have come from the attackers. It seems to have been added as an afterthought.“The forensic evidence that does point to North Korea is all ambiguous and circumstantial. It mostly involves software being re-used that was widely available and servers being used that any skilled hacker could have accessed. … What’s more, any attackers capable of carrying out these specific attacks would also have been capable of faking the supposed evidence.” (“North Korea May Not Have Been Behind Sony Hack,” cnbc.com, Jan. 2)Who else might hack Sony? Borg points out that “Sony carried out a cyber attack on its own customers in 2005-7 by putting root kits into their computers in an effort to catch them in copyright infringement.” Borg goes on to describe an “escalating” conflict between Sony and the “hacking community.”The DPRK has demanded a joint investigation of the Sony hack. The U.S. has refused.Long history of U.S. assassinations of world leadersSony’s movie is war propaganda, not “free expression.” Sony and the film’s creators consulted with high officials from the U.S. State Department while preparing the film, particularly the graphic scenes simulating the assassination of DPRK leader Kim Jong Un. The officials all gave their stamp of approval.Not coincidentally, in December a group hostile to the DPRK said it plans to attach CDs of “The Interview” to balloons and float them into north Korea. (hollywoodreporter.com, Dec. 16)The list of world leaders in the crosshairs of U.S imperialism is long. The U.S. tried many times to kill Fidel Castro, but failed. However, the CIA, Pentagon and State Department were successful in bringing about the deaths of Salvador Allende of Chile, Patrice Lumumba of the Congo, Sukarno of Indonesia, Moammar Gadhafi of Libya and Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia. Even long-time allies who became ineffective faced the long knives of U.S. “intelligence,” including dictator Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic and Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of South Vietnam.When the Lumumba assassination and the attempted killings of Castro were exposed by the Senate’s Church Committee in the 1970s, the White House officially declared such assassination attempts were illegal. Later, President Ronald Reagan even issued Executive Order 12333, one provision of which states: “No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination.” (archives.gov, Dec. 4, 1981)But that was for public consumption. No government official ever obstructed U.S. imperialism in any way from using assassination of targeted world leaders to forward its own banking and corporate interests.When NATO bombers dropped three bombs on Milosevic’s private villa in 1999, then Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder — now attorney general — called it legal. “There has not been any attempt on the part of the United States to target any particular individual.” (“Is It legal to Kill Qaddafi? – Probably So,” foreignpolicy.com, June 6, 2011)Release of “The Interview” came shortly after the Senate released its report on the CIA’s worldwide torture campaign. It was also timed to coincide with a new U.S. campaign charging the DPRK with “human rights” violations.But there’s greater resistance to this kind of pro-war propaganda than there used to be. What is bringing young people into the streets is the reality that unarmed Black people are being gunned down or strangled in the streets of the U.S. by racist cops, that even a 12-year-old child can be killed by cops when playing with a toy gun, and that the U.S. keeps more people in prison than any other country on the planet.U.S. imperialism is in no position to charge any other country with human rights violations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this