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UK exports up, but deficit widens

first_img KCS-content More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ UK exports up, but deficit widens whatsapp Share The UK’s trade deficit was slightly up in October, increasing to £3.9bn from £3.8bn in September. However, export levels for recent months were revised upwards, improving the balance of trade. September’s trade deficit was revised down from a previous estimate of £4.6bn, due to improved data on exports. “The widening of the deficit was largely due to stronger growth in imports, which is not necessarily a bad thing,” said Andrew Goodwin, senior economist at the Ernst and Young Item Club. Exports increased by £1.5bn between September and October, yet imports also jumped, by £1.1bn. In the three months to October, exports to China increased by 38.6 per cent on the previous year, as firms looked towards emerging economies in the east. And services exports are on the rise, increasing by the fourth month in a row. “The trade-led recovery certainly appears to be on track,” said Goodwin. Thursday 9 December 2010 7:41 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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SUPER BOWL AD REVENUE TOPS $210M

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe Sunday 6 February 2011 9:36 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proofcenter_img whatsapp LAST night’s Super Bowl clash between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers was expected to generate more than $210m (£130.5m) in advertising revenue, with companies paying up to $100,000 a second to secure a piece of the lucrative airtime. SUPER BOWL AD REVENUE TOPS $210M whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

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Micro Focus surges after mystery bid

first_img whatsapp Micro Focus surges after mystery bid by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm Oracle Micro Focus International saw its shares surge more than 10 per cent yesterday after it confirmed it has received a preliminary approach for the company.The potential bidder was not named but Micro Focus has often been seen as a target for a private equity buyer, or for US firms IBM, Oracle or Microsoft. Another potential buyer could be Germany’s SAP, which it was linked to earlier this year.A company statement said: “Micro Focus confirms that it has received a very preliminary, non-binding approach in relation to a possible offer for the company. “The board is currently considering its response to the approach. There is no certainty that any formal offer for the company will be forthcoming nor as to the price at which any offer might be made.“As a result of this approach the company is suspending its buyback programme until further notice.”The embattled business saw its chief executive resign earlier this month after issuing a number of profit warnings in the last year.Nigel Clifford stepped down with the firm struggling to overcome weak demand and problems with its software testing arm.Earlier this year Micro Focus announced it would undertake a share buyback programme for up to £60m of its stock, funded out of the company’s existing cash balances and available debt facilities.In February its shares plunged 26 per cent after it said that it would lose some large mainframe deals in its third-quarter and would not be able to make up the shortfall in the remaining three months of its financial year. Last summer it was also hit by the departure of chief financial officer Nick Bray.ADVISER: NUMISSIMON WILLISNUMISNUMIS Securities and UBS, Micro Focus’ retained advisers, are acting as joint book-runners on the bid.Simon Willis is heading up the team for Numis. Willis has been involved with the Micro Focus account for some time and has advised the technology firm on its recent share buyback programme, which has been halted while the bid is considered. Alex Ham also advises Micro Focus for Numis.Adrian Haxby is heading up the team for UBS. Haxby is a managing director in UBS Investment Bank where he runs the UK mid cap corporate broking and advisory team. He has worked in London, Paris and Frankfurt, advising on M&A, rights issues, IPOs and other capital raising for listed firms.In 1985 he moved to SG Warburg, which is one of UBS’ principal constituent firms in the UK.He read Classics & Modern Languages at Oxford University before joining PwC in 1981.He is a member of the UBS Community Affairs Committee. Share Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 26 April 2011 8:39 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content last_img read more

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South Africa vs Pakistan T20I series: SA vs PAK Full Schedule,…

first_img South Africa vs Pakistan T20I series: SA vs PAK Full Schedule, Full squads, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venues, All you need to know – After a historic ODI series win against South Africa, Babar Azam’s Pakistan will take on a depleted Proteas in a four-match T20I series beginning April 10. South Africa’s new captain – Temba Bavuma will continue to lead the side as the team will miss out on star players such as Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and David Miller who are in India to play in the IPL 2021. Fakhar Zaman, who has been in sensational form, has also been added to Pakistan’s T20I squad.Where will South Africa vs Pakistan 2021 T20I Series be held? by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickcio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerThe 4-match T20I series between South Africa and Pakistan will be played in South Africa from April 10 to 16, 2021. The first two matches will be played in Johannesburg and the last two will be in Centurion.Also Read: SA vs PAK T20 series: Another setback for South Africa, captain Bavuma injured may miss 1st T20IWhen will South Africa vs Pakistan T20I Series Start?South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20I will be on April 10, 2021, at Johannesburg.What Time Will South Africa vs Pakistan T20I series begin? TimeSouth Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20I will begin at 06:00 PM ISTAlso Read: SA vs PAK 1st T20 Live: How to watch South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20 live Streaming in your Country, IndiaWhat are the venues for South Africa vs Pakistan T20I Series? – VenueSouth Africa vs Pakistan T20I series would be played at Johannesburg and Centurion.How do I watch live streaming of the South Africa vs Pakistan T20I Series?Disney+ Hotstar will live-stream South Africa vs Pakistan T20I series live in India. You can also catch all the action from the Pakistan tour of South Africa, live score, ball-by-by commentary and Pakistan tour of South Africa live updates on InsideSport.co.Also Read: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam lead Pakistan to historic ODI series win in South AfricaWhich TV channels will South Africa vs Pakistan broadcast?South Africa vs Pakistan will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. The leading Indian Broadcaster has made arrangements to broadcast the games in multiple languages and on multiple network channels.South Africa vs Pakistan Full ScheduleT20I series1st T20I: April 10 at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 06:00 PM IST2nd T20I: April 12 at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg – 06:00 PM IST3rd T20I: April 14 at SuperSport Park, Centurion – 06:00 PM IST4th T20I: April 16 at SuperSport Park, Centurion – 06:00 PM ISTSouth Africa vs Pakistan (SA vs PAK) Squads-Teams for T20I seriesPakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Hyder Ali, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Usman Qadir, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Sarfraz Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Arshad Iqbal.South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Rassie van der Dussen, Janneman Malan, Sisanda Magala, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Pite van Biljon, Migael Pretorius, Lizaad Williams, Wihan Lubbe. WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Cricket Cricket New UC Price: Krafton has adjusted Battlegrounds Mobile India UC purchase price Cricket Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket TAGSSA vs PAKSA vs PAK LIVESA vs PAK squadsSA vs PAK T20ISouth Africa vs Pakistan T20Ivs PAK Schedule SHARE ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Cricket ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? center_img WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Previous articleIPL 2021: With 5 days into IPL; From Chetan Sakariya to Avesh Khan, Here are 5 uncapped Indians who have made headlinesNext articleTokyo Olympics: तोक्यो ओलंपिक की 100 दिन की उल्टी गिनती शुरू Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR South Africa vs Pakistan T20I series: SA vs PAK Full Schedule, Full squads, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venues, All you need to know PSL 2021, KAR beats QUE: Karachi Kings defeats Quetta Gladiators to keep playoffs berth alive Esports Cricket CricketInsideSport NewsPakistan tour of South Africa, 2021 Battlegrounds Mobile India Players may face permanent ban for misconduct PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wickets WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries By Kunal Dhyani – April 14, 2021 Esports Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgChobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileChobe Holdings Limited owns and operates eleven eco-tourism lodges and camps on leased land in Northern Botswana and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia through its subsidiaries. The holding company operates under two well-known hospitality brands; Desert & Delta Safaris and Ker & Downey Botswana. The eco-tourism group has a combined capacity of 314 beds, and provides added services for its guests such as transfers and private safari tours and game viewing. Safari Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chobe Holdings Limited which provides an air charter service to transport guests to and from its safari camps and lodges. The company also has interests in agricultural operations, property rental and a reservation service.last_img read more

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I think these could be the best renewable energy shares on the London stock market

first_img Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 18th October, 2020 | More on: TRIG Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Enter Your Email Address When it comes to investing for the long term, I reckon many investors will arrive at the conclusion renewable energy is an exciting sector right now. And the shares mentioned in this article could be the best renewable energy shares on the London stock market, I feel.Finding the best renewable energy sharesInvestment companies, funds and trusts are collective vehicles that offer us a broad-brush approach to investing around a theme. Rather than risking our hard-earned cash in the shares of one individual company operating in the renewables sector, we can buy the shares of investment companies.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…Those vehicles invest a pool of money into many underlying shares, assets and projects in the renewables sector. I reckon the broad-brush approach is a great way to build a core renewables holding in your portfolio. And my top pick is Renewables Infrastructure (LSE: TRIG).The firm is a closed-ended investment company and you can buy its shares just like any other shares on the London stock market. With the share price near 134p recently, the company pays a handsome shareholder dividend yielding just under 5%. Meanwhile, the earnings multiple is just below 12 and the price-to-tangible-book value is around 1.24. I’m confident that this is among the lowest valuations available in the sector right now.The company manages a portfolio of more than 70 wind and solar farms across the UK & Europe. Indeed, the website asserts the firm has “the largest generating capacity of the London-listed renewables investment companies.”  And the assets receive revenues from both government support and electricity sales. The directors expect 75% of the revenue to come from UK, French and German government support mechanisms in 2020. Encouragingly, a lot of that support is index-linked, which means revenue has good visibility and stability.  The directors reckon the diversity of the firm’s investments improves the consistency of shareholder returns. The assets are spread between power markets, regulatory frameworks, and local weather patterns. If renewable energy is here to stay, my guess is that TRIG’s shareholder dividend is too.Other investments in the sectorBluefield Solar Income Fund is an investment company that focuses on a portfolio of solar energy in the UK. With the share price near 131p, the dividend yield runs close to 6%. But the firm’s trading and financial records are more volatile than Renewable Infrastructure’s, with patchy earnings. That could be because of the reduced geographic diversification of the assets. Nevertheless, Bluefield Solar Income has appeal because the price-to-tangible-book value is lower at just 1.14 or so.You might also consider Greencoat Renewables, which is an Ireland-based company that invests in renewable energy infrastructure assets. The company is developing its portfolio and growing fast. The dividend yield is running near 5%. The sister company is Greencoat UK Wind, which is a renewable infrastructure fund that invests in operating wind farms in the UK. The yield is also near 5%.Meanwhile, if you are interested in early-stage investments, Gresham House Energy Storage Fund is building up a diversified portfolio of utility-scale operational energy storage systems. And Aquila European Renewables Income Fund aims to invest in renewable energy infrastructure investments in continental Europe and the Republic of Ireland featuring wind, photovoltaic and hydropower plants.  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. I think these could be the best renewable energy shares on the London stock market Image source: Getty Images. center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Greencoat UK Wind. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Kevin Godbold 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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Why South Africa needs Allister Coetzee

first_imgIn the third-place match, Meyer gave Ruan Pienaar 77 minutes and brought on Rudy Paige, the mixed-race scrum-half, for the last three minutes. This for a match that doesn’t matter too much and in which South Africa led 16-0 at half-time. Three minutes! It was seen as a real insult by the black fraternity, a humiliation, as if to say, ‘I have such little confidence in you’. That was insensitive and really accelerated Meyer’s demise.Had he picked Paige and South Africa had lost the game, he would still have got more credit with the public than he did by winning the game.So South Africa needs Allister Coetzee. He understands the need to give non-white players an opportunity but will make players feel they’re selected on merit.The key is positive messages. Take de Jongh, the Stormers centre: he may not have the power of a 115kg Afrikaans player but his tackle count is outstanding and you can’t beat his stats for beating defenders. So you tell him, ‘I’m picking you for your strong points.’Logging in: Bulls scrum-half Rudy Paige should get more opportunity under Coetzee (Gallo Images)The same with Paige. Ruan Pienaar may be a magnificent kicker and tactician used to northern hemisphere conditions, but Paige is quicker to the breakdown and has a quicker pass, and that makes a big difference to back-line attack.If you live in this country you must abide by the laws, with BE (Black Economic) compliancy that requires 50% of management and workers to be non-white. There’s a huge effort being made to get blacks into the economy after 80 years of exclusion.Allister has been asked to have 50% black players in his squad by 2019, a rule that already applies to national junior teams. It’s a target and you won’t get rapped over the fingers if you don’t meet it; there are going to be exceptions, but the government and SARU want to see a genuine willingness to give non-white players the opportunity to play.Some people say the 50% quota will drive white South Africans away to Europe but there are already at least 350 South African players there and it’s not the quota system but money that makes them go. With the rand devalued against the euro, pound and yen, players can earn four times as much in Europe.Allister isn’t going to go 50:50 from the start, that is a 2019 objective. If he gets half-a-dozen non-white players in his starting XV against Ireland he’ll have done incredibly well.But if he doesn’t consistently pick black players he’ll get a call from his employers. It’s a change of mindset that the government and SARU are hoping for.”Leading from the front: Hooker Adriaan Strauss has the honour of leading the new-look team (Getty)South Africa squad for Tests v Ireland on 11 June (Cape Town), 18 June (Johannesburg) and 25 June (Port Elizabeth)Backs: Garth April (Sharks), Ruan Combrinck (Lions), Damian de Allende (Stormers), Faf de Klerk (Lions), Nic Groom (Stormers), Elton Jantjies (Lions), Jesse Kriel (Bulls), Pat Lambie, Willie le Roux (both Sharks), Lionel Mapoe (Lions), Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks), Rudy Paige (Bulls), JP Pietersen (Sharks), Jan Serfontein (Bulls). Forwards: Lood de Jager (Cheetahs), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth (both Stormers), Steven Kitshoff (Bordeaux Begles), Siya Kolisi (Stormers), Jaco Kriel (Lions), Francois Louw (Bath), Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi (both Stormers), Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks), Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Scara Ntubeni (both Stormers), Trevor Nyakane (Bulls), Julian Redelinghuys (Lions), Adriaan Strauss (Bulls, capt), Duane Vermeulen (Toulon), Warren Whiteley (Lions).For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. New Boks: South Africa players gather at a training session in Stellenbosch this week (AFP/Getty) South Africa are at a crossroads. Not only has Allister Coetzee succeeded Heyneke Meyer as head coach but the remnants of the 2007 World Cup winning team has all but gone, with Leicester signing JP Pietersen the only strand linking that celebrated squad with the 31-strong group preparing to take on Ireland in a three-Test series.The pressure to select non-white players has never been higher as SARU and the government ramp up the transformation agenda that arguably dragged its feet under Meyer. Former Stormers coach Coetzee’s first squad contains 12 non-whites (38%) and that must rise to 50% by the 2019 World Cup or else there will be no official backing for South Africa’s 2023 World Cup bid.The quota system has disconcerted many but here former Springbok coach Nick Mallett explains why he thinks South Africa are going down the right road…“The South Africa coaching job is very different to the rest of the world and that’s why Allister Coetzee faces a unique challenge.In New Zealand a head coach would be charged with making them the best team in the world and winning a World Cup but in South Africa the key performance indicators are not just success on the field but furthering the transformation principles that run throughout business, society, education and sport. The Springbok team needs to be acceptable to the majority of South Africans and that’s something that has slowly developed since 1995.There’s been a lot of frustration with having, say, a couple of black wings and a black prop while the rest of the team is white, and the sports minister (Fikile Mbalula) and the SARU executive have placed a high premium on bringing through non-white players able to perform.Face of change: Allister Coetzee must alter South Africa’s racial mix significantly by 2019 (AFP/Getty)That requirement has intensified now that schools have become properly integrated and talented black players are coming through the system. When I took South Africa at the 1999 World Cup, there were only four black players in Super Rugby, all of them wingers. Now the U19s, U21s and Super Rugby sides are properly integrated and the difficulty of increasing non-white numbers (in the Springboks team) isn’t so stark.Historically, 25 schools in South Africa provide 90% of the Springboks, but the Afrikaans and private schools are now recruiting black players at 13, 14, 15 and the first XVs are integrated. For example, I watched Paul Roos play Grey High, two government schools, and about half the players were black or of mixed race. If you go to a rural school where the facilities aren’t good and there’s no coach, it’s hard to shine but now you might get a scholarship to a private school.Over the last five years there’s been a real move towards finding talent, and Allister has been at the forefront of that in the Western Cape. He recruited players like Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Siya Kolisi, Scarra Ntubeni and Juan de Jongh and the Western Cape has a very integrated support base. When the Stormers (now under Robbie Fleck) played the Lions recently, eight of the XV were non-white.The Stormers, Coetzee’s former team, have been at the forefront of sporting integration (AFP/Getty)Allister has tremendous understanding of South Africa’s sensitivities and I’m very, very positive about his appointment. He hasn’t got the job been because of his colour but because he’s got more experience than the other Super Rugby head coaches. Under him, the Stormers finished as top South African franchise in three of his five years and reached a Super Rugby final and two semi-finals.He’ll encourage a different style of rugby to what we saw under Heyneke Meyer. At the World Cup, we had no attacking strategy beyond a kick chase or big forwards running off the nine. People are tired of that crash-bash rugby and even if they had beaten New Zealand (in the semi-final) something had to change.At the World Cup, we had no attacking strategy beyond a kick chase or big forwards running off the nine. People are tired of that crash-bash rugbyThere was frustration, especially in the black fraternity, that Meyer wouldn’t pick small players, that his style of rugby mitigated against small, fleet-footed, stepping players. Every time there was an injury, the player was replaced by another big Afrikaans player. Meyer wasn’t picking them from a racial point of view but from a size point of view, but we needed more varied attack. Allister understands that you can’t go with an 80kg wing against Julian Savea but you’ve got to expose Savea’s comparative lack of agility.Different era: Nick Mallett at RWC 1999, when there were four black players in Super Rugby (AFP/Getty)A different brand of rugby wouldn’t have won us the game against New Zealand in the wet at Twickenham, but South Africa lack variety and New Zealand’s kicking game was so much better than ours anyway. On a wet and windy day you have to kick but on a nice dry day fans get frustrated seeing South Africa charge the ball up with one-out runners.center_img The new Springbok coach will be under intense scrutiny during this month’s series against Ireland as transformation takes centre stage once more. NICK MALLETT, one of his predecessors in the job, puts his cards on the table… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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79th General Convention digest for July 5

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Bishops United Against Gun Violence, Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments (1) Submit a Job Listing July 5, 2018 at 2:59 pm So how can the rest of us episcopalian Michaels acquire a “Michael” hat? General Convention, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Michael Wainwright says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA center_img Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Posted Jul 5, 2018 Comments are closed. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Former Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori takes up committee dutiesThe Social Justice and International Policy Committee kicked off its work at this General Convention with an organizational meeting July 3 featuring one of those tried-and-true welcoming exercises, the circle of introductions. But there was one woman among the bishops and deputies who arguably needed no introduction.Former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori introduces herself July 3 during an organizational meeting of the Social Justice and International Policy Committee. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceAssisting Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is on the committee roster as representing the Diocese of San Diego, where she has served since 2017, but she is better known as the Episcopal Church’s previous presiding bishop, and the first woman in that role.Jefferts Schori didn’t mention her past role as churchwide leader during committee introductions, though she said she’s had the opportunity to travel around the world and advocate for peace, including in the Middle East, and she emphasized the need to engage people in “deep conversation” on such issues.Several resolutions relating to Israeli and Palestinian relations are being discussed by the committee, with an open hearing on those resolutions scheduled for 7:30 a.m. July 6.– David PaulsenSouth African Archbishop Thabo Makoba speaks at a panel discussion hosted by Virginia Theological Seminary at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, on July 5. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceInternational panel discusses intersection of spiritual, racial formationSouth African Archbishop Thabo Makoba and a panel of international Anglican and Episcopal clergy and theologians met July 5 in Austin to discuss the intersection of spiritual and racial formation in the context of the work underway at the Episcopal Church’s 79th General Convention.More than 100 people packed into a meeting room at the JW Marriott hotel for the panel discussion, “Race and the Communion,” hosted by Virginia Theological Seminary’s Center for Anglican Communion Studies. Makoba shared some of his experiences growing up in South Africa’s apartheid system and how that experience still affects how he sees his fellow South Africans, white and black. Segregation and a system that promotes one race’s superiority has the effect of dehumanizing people of other races, he said. “In order to reform something you need to be able to name the evil,” Makoba said. “By actually naming it as such, we were able to mobilizes, blacks and whites.”One common thread of the panel was how the pain and injustice of racism can retain their hold on a society and its people long after the political system is reformed. For the Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, this was evident in the subtle prejudices that devalued the lives of minorities in Great Britain, where she is chaplain to speaker of the House of Parliament, in contrast to her native Jamaica, which is primarily black.Hudson-Wilkin said she learned as a child that God created people in his image and called his creation good, and that meant people of all races have value in God’s eyes.If she was told her otherwise, “I knew someone was telling a lie, and it could not be God,” but the Anglican Communion doesn’t always project the universality of human value in its leadership, which in Britain is predominantly “white, male and gray,” she said.And racial perceptions are formed at an early age, the panel agreed, so it is important to counter negativity with positive influences, including through spiritual formation.“Racism is a spiritual problem. We have been spiritually malformed to be racist in our practice as Christians, and reformation is exactly what has to happen,” said the Rev. Hershey Mallette Stephens, who was project coordinator of the Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community StorySharing Project and now serves as associate rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland. — David Paulsen 79th General Convention digest for July 5 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Bishops and deputies pray in a corner of the Austin Convention Center for the victims of those who have committed suicide with a gun. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Much happens each day during General Convention. To complement Episcopal News Service’s primary coverage, we have collected some additional news items from July 5 and another from the days leading up to the first legislative day of the 79th convention gathering.Praying for the victims of gun violenceJust before the House of Bishops and House of Deputies officially convened for the first time, some members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence held a prayer service in a hallway of the Austin Convention Center. It was the first of nine planned sessions, each praying for the victims of a specific type of gun violence: suicide, domestic violence, urban shootings, school shootings and other mass shootings, police shootings, children shooting children, accidental shootings, shootings during the commission of a crime and gang-related shootings.Bishops United Against Gun Violence has scheduled a public witness event at Brush Square Park at 9:30 a.m. July 8. Speakers will include Philip and April Schentrup, Episcopalians from Florida whose daughter, Carmen, was one of the 17 students and educators killed by a gunman Feb. 14 at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Abigail Zimmerman, a ninth-grader and Episcopalian from Texas, also will speak. She co-led a school walkout in March in response to the Parkland, Florida, massacre.– Mary Frances SchjonbergEach day, Bishops United will distribute 96 small crosses to symbolize the 96 people who die from gunfire each day in the US. We ask you to wear the cross during #GC79, and pray for victims of gun violence. Join us at 7:45 in the solar atrium, 1st floor, convention center. #GC79 pic.twitter.com/cVOXcFrRHK— The Cross Lobby (@TheCrossLobby) July 5, 2018House of Bishops to enter into covenant in response to #MeTooIn response to the July 4 “Liturgy of Listening” that featured the anonymous stories of 12 people – six from women and six from men – victims of sexual misconduct perpetrated by someone in the church, the House of Bishops is working on a Practice of Equity and Justice in the Episcopal Church Covenant, said El Camino Real Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves during a July 5 media briefing.The covenant is for the bishops and relates to their particular office and comes from the desire to answer the question “What now?” said Gray-Reeves, acknowledging the reality of sexual abuse and harassment, the reality of how abuse and harassment unfold, and their systemic nature.Bishops who drafted the covenant include Gray-Reeves, Central New York Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe, Central Pennsylvania Bishop Audrey Scanlan and Bishop Todd Ousley, who is bishop of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Pastoral Development. The covenant will be discussed in the House of Bishops on July 6.– Lynette WilsonThe running of the MichaelsSome deputies named Michael head to the House of Bishops on July 5 to tell Presiding Bishop Michael Curry that their house is ready for business. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president, decided to fulfill in a unique way the house’s job of reporting to its colleagues in the House of Bishops that house deputies were organized and ready to conduct the business of the church. She sent a delegation of deputies named Michael, 11 men and one woman, to inform to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. They were all sporting navy blue baseball caps emblazoned with “Michael” in white letters on the front of the crown.The Michael deputies gave Presiding Bishop Michael Curry one of their Michael hats. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceHouse of Deputies Sergeant-at-Arms Beth Rowley led the group to the House of Bishops’ hall. The bishops stood to welcome them. After the group made its way to the dais and addressed Curry and the house, they presented Curry with his own hat.“I am glad to know that at least one house of this house is organized,” Curry said as the deputies left the house to the strains of “Michael, row the boat ashore.”– Mary Frances Schjonberg Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC General Convention 2018, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY 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 last_img read more

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Proposals to restore activity in housing market

first_imgNewsLocal NewsProposals to restore activity in housing marketBy admin – April 11, 2009 549 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Call on government to provide incentivesSTEPS to free up unclaimed VAT in unsold housing were among a range of measures agreed on at a recent meeting of bankers, contractors, estate agents, developers, architects, surveyors and engineers throughout the Mid West region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Those associated with the construction industry have voiced concern in recent months at the slowdown in new house sales, which has resulted in heavy losses in employment, not only in building, but also in allied professions.Referring specifically to the exceptional value currently available in the housing market, Conor O’Connell, on behalf of the Construction industry Federation, said they have been greatly encouraged by the number of people viewing showhouses and making enquiries.Calling for a strong incentive from the government in order to restore activity in the housing market, Mr O’Connell said that while this would alleviate much of the current pressure on exchequer revenues and economic activity in general., that to be effective the initiatives taken should be easily understood and attractive to purchasers.“Any such scheme must have a limited life in order to make participation in it attractive to the purchaser immediately,” he stressed.The Mid West branch of the CIF insists that the introduction of such a scheme would not drive up house prices.“It presents a situation whereby the existing stock of unsold new homes would start to move again, which would generate transactions for the wider economy,” they state.Schemes recommended include a tax credit scheme which would give first time buyers a tax credit of 5,000 euro per annum for a four year period if the transaction is undertaken prior to December 31, 2009. For those purchasing between January 1, 2010 and the end of December 2010, the tax credit could amount to 5,000 euro annually for a two year period.Under a First Time Buyer’s incentive it is recommended that the level of incentive should be set at 20,000 euro for the period up to December 31, and 10,000 euro for the period, January 1, 2010 to end of that year.The CIF say the schemes have the potential to generate additional revenue for the exchequer and that this would exceed the cost of funding the schemes.“It’s also been suggested that stamp duty for all residential transactions be abolished for the remainder of the year and if and when the imposition of stamp duty is restored, the level set should relate to the Building Energy Rating attached to the property concerned,” concluded Mr O’Connell.    Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Email Print Previous articleKate honoured for fund-raising effortsNext articleListings for Easter weekend adminlast_img read more

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DS News Webcast: Friday 5/23/2014

first_img Previous: Hawaii Dominates ‘Top 20 Best Beach Town Markets’ Next: DocuTech Adds 2 to Product Management Team Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2014-05-23 DSNews DS News Webcast: Friday 5/23/2014 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: DSNews For the first time in 2014, existing-home sales and total inventory increased in April, while home price growth moderated. According to the National Association of Realtors, total existing-home sales, which the group defines as single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, rose 1.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.6 million in April 2014. The group attributed the April growth to an inevitable rebound after a poor first quarter, as well as an improvement in inventory expanding choices and sales.Total housing inventory as of the end of April rose 16.8 percent to 2.2 million, according to NAR. The inventory at the end of April represented a near 6 month supply, up from a 5 month supply in March. Properties, on average, were on the market for 48 days in April, down slightly from 55 days in March. Regionally, existing-home sales were unchanged in the Northeast, rose slightly in the South and West, and fell in the Midwest.Mortgage rates have yet to find their bottom in 2014, dropping again this week to their lowest level since last October. In its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Freddie Mac reported that the average rate for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at 4.14 percent, down from 4.2 percent last week. Analysts at Bankrate.com pointed to economic concerns over low inflation as well as disappointing readings on the housing markets as key reasons for interest rates remaining lower than expected. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img May 23, 2014 695 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Friday 5/23/2014 Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more