FTSE rallies after banks and retailers deliver good news

first_img KCS-content Wednesday 13 April 2011 7:42 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp THE UK’s top share index closed higher yesterday, boosted by retailers and banks after a sell-off on Tuesday described as “overblown”. At the close, the FTSE 100 was up 45.97 points, or 0.8 per cent at 6,010.44, recouping half of Tuesday’s 1.5 per cent drop and recapturing the 6,000 level.Banks gained after better-than-expected results from US peer JPMorgan provided hope that the earnings season might hold some more positive surprises.“There is a long way to go, but the earnings compass has swung back to positive today, helping fuel the market rally. However, with low volumes and the Easter holidays approaching, the needle is likely to continue to bounce around,” said Mic Mills, head of electronic trading at ETX Capital.JPMorgan saw its first-quarter earnings per share top analysts’ forecasts, with its closest British peer Barclays adding 1.6 per cent. Lloyds Banking Group rose 0.6 per cent after recent falls, helped by positive comment from UBS, which added the bank to its “key calls list” on valuation grounds.Lloyds shares had hit nine-month lows to trade below its 20-day moving average after an Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) proposed the sale of hundreds more of its branches.Also on the rise were the UK’s retailers after online fashion portal ASOS and sports retailer JD Sports boosted the sector with strong results. ASOS shares closed up 14.3 per cent after it forecast 2010-11 profit towards the top end of market expectations. JD Sports beat expectations with a 21 per cent rise in underlying 2010-11 pretax profit to £81.6m and hiked its dividend 28 per cent.However, its shares, up 28 per cent over the past year, fell 7.1 per cent as, in common with other British retailers, it said it was “extremely cautious” about the outlook for 2011-12 following January’s rise in VAT sales tax, rising youth unemployment and higher input costs.Integrated oils rose, led by Royal Dutch Shell ahead 0.8 per cent, as crude prices rose after two days of losses. BP added 0.9 per cent ahead of its annual general meeting today, shrugging aside concerns over its share swap deal with Russia’s Rosneft.Miners were mixed after falls on Tuesday when Goldman Sachs said the recent rise in commodity prices had run its course.Rio Tinto added 0.1 per cent, recovering from an initial fall after a production update.Chip designer ARM Holdings was the top FTSE 100 gainer, ahead 6.8 per cent, with traders citing a bullish note from Morgan Stanley.After a presentation by Microsoft in Las Vegas, showcasing a version of Internet Explorer 10 running on an ARM-based processor, traders said the broker was “positively surprised that software development is already well advanced.”And consumer products firm Reckitt Benckiser rose 4.2 per cent after Bernstein upgraded its rating. On the downside, insurer Old Mutual fell 4.3 per cent as it traded ex-dividend, and with technical analysts at Charles Stanley suggesting the stock is likely to remain under pressure. Ex-dividend factors knocked 2.43 points off the FTSE 100, with Aggreko, BG Group, Capita, IMI, Tullow Oil, and John Wood Group all losing their payout attractions. Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Share whatsapp FTSE rallies after banks and retailers deliver good news last_img read more

Customer experience vs. fraud

first_imgTech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 29th August 2019 | By Josephine Watson Across the igaming industry, moves have been made in recent years to take a more proactive approach to making gambling fairer and safer in the UK.With many regulatory provisions coming into play this year, 2019 is a ripe time to consider if and how your identity verification and digital identity checks are keeping pace.This in turn, however, raises concerns for operators wanting to maintain a positive, seamless customer experience. Emailage, a global fraud prevention company, saw a need in the industry for a study examining the lasting impacts of these developments on customer experience.The resulting report, “Managing risk in a player centric world”, produced in collaboration with iGaming Business, asked online gambling operators in EMEA a series of questions regarding their views.Respondents came from various areas of the igaming sector, providing what Emailage feels is a comprehensive view of the state of play, the opportunities and the challenges. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Tech & innovationcenter_img Based on survey responses from iGaming Business’ network, Emailage presents a report assessing the industry’s sentiment and approach towards fraud and customer experience Customer experience vs. fraud Tags: Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

Genius Sports Group to go public with dMY Technology

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Under the agreement, GSG and dMY shareholders will exchange their holdings for shares in the combined business, which will be traded Stock Exchange (NYSE). Tags: Genius Sports Group Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports data and technology provider Genius Sports Group (GSG) is to combine with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) dMY Technology Group and create a new publicly traded business with an enterprise value of $1.5bn (£1.15bn/€1.27bn). The consideration payable to GSG’s existing shareholders will be a combination of cash and rollover equity in the new business. Genius Sports Group to go public with dMY Technology Meanwhile, in addition to approximately $276m held in dMY’s trust account, a group of institutional investors will participate in the transaction via a common stock fully committed private investment (PIPE) of approximately $330m at $10 per share. Management 27th October 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Mark Locke, currently chief executive of GSG, will remain in the role for the joint business. dMY chairman Harry You and chief executive Niccolo de Masi will serve on the board of director for the combined entity.center_img “The company has a strong track record of growth and we are very excited by the opportunities for further expansion in this rapidly growing segment.” Proceeds of the PIPE transaction will be used to repay shareholder loans and redeem and make certain preference share payments on preferred shares held by corporate shareholders. Topics: Finance Strategy Management de Masi added: “Elemental data provider GSG benefits from the growth of all participants in the global sports betting market. Mark Locke has pioneered the provision of official rights and live data which have been instrumental in building the modern sports betting market. “GSG created the market for official data across all tiers of sports, helping fuel our sportsbook partners’ ever-increasing range of products,” Locke said. “This transaction will help us continue to expand and strengthen our position as a nexus of the global sports, betting and media ecosystem.” The boards of both dMY and GSG have unanimously approved the transaction, but the deal still requires approval from dMY stockholders and is also subject to other customary closing conditions, including a minimum cash condition. Should the deal gain final approval, GSG and dMY expect to finalise the merger in the first quarter of 2021. The combined entity’s ordinary shares and warrants are set to trade on the NYSE under the symbols ‘GENI’ and ‘GENI WS’, respectively. Email Addresslast_img read more

Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) 2019 Presentation

first_imgLetshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 presentation For more information about Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw)  2019 presentation Company ProfileLetshego Financial Services Botswana is regulated financial services institution that offers products and solutions for the low- to middle-income sector in Botswana. The company was established in 1998 as Micro Provident Botswana Limited but now operates as a member of the Letshego Group. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is primarily focused on providing financial solutions to individuals who are formally employed by the government of Botswana, parastatals and the private sector. A subsidiary division offers microfinance and savings solutions to individuals generating income in the informal sector. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is able to cater to both sectors by providing simple, appropriate and accessible solutions that are competitively priced. The company was able to diversify its offering through the acquisition of Micro Africa Limited in East Africa, allowing it to provide loans to micro and small enterprises, collective groups and low- to middle-class earners. The company has a presence in 11 countries across southern, east and west Africa; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.last_img read more

En eventos asociados a la Marcha por Nuestras Vidas, episcopales…

first_img Submit an Event Listing Por David PaulsenPosted Mar 21, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Faith & Politics, Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Gun Violence March 2018, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Representantes de Day One, una agrupación sin fines de lucro para el empoderamiento de jóvenes, se reúnen con miembros de un grupo de jóvenes de la iglesia episcopal de Todos los Santos, en Pasadena, California, para un adiestramiento en activismo y cabildeo políticos. Miembros del grupo de jóvenes viajarán esta semana a Washington, D.C. para participar en la Marcha por Nuestras Vidas el 24 de marzo. Foto Juliana Serrano/Todos los Santos/Pasadena.[Episcopal News Service] Miembros de la Iglesia Episcopal y líderes episcopales de todos los EE.UU. viajan a Washington, D.C. esta semana para participar en la Marcha por Nuestras vidas el 24 de marzo, mientras otros se proponen asistir a las manifestaciones locales que se centran en un mensaje compartido: algo debe hacerse para frenar la violencia armada, especialmente contra los jóvenes.Los episcopales que asisten a la marcha de Washington o a las marchas en otras ciudades se les insta a usar las almohadillas [hashtags] #MarchEpiscopal y #episcopal cuando publiquen algo en las redes sociales desde los eventos, y a seguir las actualizaciones del 24 de marzo en Episcopal News Service.Los preparativos ya están en marcha. En Chicago, un grupo de jóvenes episcopales pasó la noche del 20 diseñando las pancartas que llevarán consigo a la marcha de Washington. Miembros de la iglesia episcopal de Todos los Santos [All Saints] de Pasadena, California, se levantarán temprano el 22 de marzo para enviar a un grupo de jóvenes por vía aérea a Washington. Y en Upper Montclair, Nueva Jersey, los líderes de la iglesia están dándole los toque finales a un monumento temporal a las víctimas de dos masacres escolares.“Esto no es política”, dijo la Rda. Melissa Hall, rectora de la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol [Church of St. James] en Montclair. “Sencillamente amamos a nuestros niños y queremos mantenerlos a salvo”.El monumento de la iglesia de Santiago Apóstol consiste en camisetas colgadas en postes [de metal en forma de T] frente a la iglesia. De un lado del patio de la iglesia, hay 17 camisetas, una por cada uno de los estudiantes y adultos asesinados el 14 de febrero en la masacre de la secundaria de Parkland, Florida, que ha provocado el movimiento de jóvenes que está detrás de la Marcha por Nuestras Vidas. Del otro lado del patio de la iglesia, otras 26 camisetas recuerdan a los niños y educadores que murieron en la escuela primaria de Sandy Hook en Newtown, Connecticut, en 2012.A Hall y a la Rda. Audrey Hasselbrook, rectora auxiliar de Santiago Apóstol, se les ocurrió la idea del monumento días después de la masacre de Parkland mientras se preguntaban qué podrían hacer respecto a la violencia armada. “Nos pusimos a pensar y dijimos, ¿cuántas veces más podemos predicar acerca de esto?”, contó Hall.Además del monumento conmemorativo, Santiago Apóstol tendrá un oficio vespertino y una vigilia con velas a las 5: P.M. del 24 de marzo. Aunque al margen de las marchas que se han planeado en todo el país, la iglesia mostrará su solidaridad con la causa cantando himnos, uniéndose en oración y doblando su campana por las víctimas de la violencia armada.Episcopales de numerosas diócesis han organizado viajes en autobús a Washington, D.C. para asistir a la principal Marcha por Nuestras Vidas. Mark Beckwith, el obispo de la Diócesis de Newark, que se unirá a un convoy de seis autobuses organizado por el Ministerio de Defensa Social Luterano Episcopal de Nueva Jersey, se lamentaba del “azote de la violencia armada” en un artículo de blog del 21 de marzo.“Voy a Washington este sábado en parte a responder al fervor de los jóvenes, pero más que eso, y más profundo que eso, voy a seguir a Jesús —quien, con su compromiso inquebrantable con la no violencia, irrumpía con frecuencia en los círculos de poder que condonaban, si no fomentaban, la violencia”, dijo Beckwith.Beckwith, uno de los obispos episcopales convocantes del grupo Obispos Unidos Contra la Violencia Armada, percibía “una corriente de apoyo” para reformar [la legislación] de las armas, tal como el aumento de la edad legal para portar armas, expandir las verificaciones de antecedentes para la compra de armas y prohibir cierta clase de fusiles de asalto. También se hizo eco de la “elocuencia y la indignación” de los estudiantes de la escuela secundaria Marjory Stoneman Douglas de Parkland a raíz del la masacre ocurrida en su escuela.Él recurrió al relato de la entrada de Jesús en Jerusalén el Domingo de Ramos como un modelo para desafiar las estructuras de poder que perpetúan la injusticia.“Su testimonio perdura, y yo creo que nos proponemos aprovechar su ejemplo y seguirlo, de manera no violenta, en este cambiante abismo cultural”, expresó Beckwith. “Y no rendirse, y no detenerse”.Beckwith y muchos otros episcopales que viajan a Washington se proponen asistir a una vigilia interreligiosa en la Catedral Nacional de Washington el 23 de marzo. La Diócesis de Washington está ayudando a organizar alojamiento para algunos de los que vienen de fuera, y la diócesis también está coordinando con sus miembros para desfilar como grupo por la Ave. Pennsylvania hasta el Capitolio durante la Marcha por Nuestras Vidas.“No estamos solos en esta tarea”, dijo la obispa de Washington Mariann Budde en un artículo de blog acerca de la marcha que apareció en febrero. “La conciencia del país se ha despertado y las personas de todos los sectores, de muchas creencias y de todos los puntos del espectro político están respondiendo”.Adolescentes episcopales se encuentran entre la oleada de jóvenes que están respondiendo, quienes se han pronunciado contra la violencia armada y ayudan a organizar las manifestaciones en respuesta a la masacre de Parkland, y quienes estarán a la vanguardia de las próximas marchas.El grupo de formación episcopal FORMA ha preparado una guía para llevar a los jóvenes a las protestas o marchas como las programadas para el 24 de marzo. La Iglesia Episcopal también ofrece reglas generales para viajar con jóvenes.La iglesia de Todos los Santos [All Saints] en Pasadena está enviando a Washington, para participar en la marcha, a un grupo de 10 jóvenes junto con su director de la juventud, Jeremy Langili, y su rector, el Rdo. Mike Kinman. El viaje fue posible gracias de los miembros y amigos de la congregación, dijo la Rda. Susan Russell, principal rectora asociada para las comunicaciones en Todos los Santos.Ellos también se reunirán el 23 de marzo en el Capitolio con miembros del personal de la representante Judy Chu, demócrata por California que representa a Pasadena. Otros miembros del grupo de jóvenes que permanecerán en California se proponen reunirse con Chu en persona en su oficina del distrito el mismo día.Day One, una agrupación para el empoderamiento de los jóvenes, se reunió con el grupo de jóvenes este mes para adiestrarlos en el cabildeo de los legisladores, al tiempo que les explicaban qué esperar durante las reuniones, dijo Russell.“Estamos trabajando con nuestros jóvenes para equiparlos a fin de amplificar sus voces como parte de la Marcha por Nuestras Vidas”, explicó.En la iglesia episcopal de Todos los Santos [All Saints Episcopal Church] en Chicago, algunos de los jóvenes que viajarán a Washington, D.C., se reunieron el 20 de marzo para hacer pancartas contra la violencia. Todos los Santos se ha asociado con otras cuatro congregaciones episcopales de la diócesis para alquilar dos autobuses para el viaje. Alrededor de 110 personas saldrá el viernes por la noche, desfilarán el sábado y estarán de regreso a tiempo para el culto del Domingo de Ramos, dijo la Rda. Bonnie Perry, rectora de Todos los Santos.“Esto es igual que Jesús yendo a la capital. Es por eso que realmente queríamos ir al D.C.”, dijo Perry, haciéndose eco de la referencia al Domingo de Ramos bíblico de Beckwith. “Se trata de una peregrinación. Es una peregrinación espiritual. Esto es lo que somos llamados a hacer”.Viajar a la capital de la nación no es el único medio de participar. El obispo de Chicago Jeffrey Lee hizo un llamado a su diócesis a participar, si no yendo a la marcha de Washington, marchando con él en Chicago o estando con los manifestantes en espíritu.“Dondequiera que estén, rueguen que Dios consuele, sostenga y sane a todos aquellos cuyas vidas ha alcanzado la violencia armada, y que Dios hará evidente la obra que estamos llamados a hacer para ponerle fin a este azote”, afirmó Lee.Ese y otros empeños dirigidos por episcopales en la jornada del 24 de marzo se incluyen en una lista compilada por Obispos Unidos Contra la Violencia. He aquí algunos otros hitos:El obispo Daniel Gutiérrez de la Diócesis de Pensilvania, invita a los manifestantes a acudir a una bendición el 23 de marzo en un oficio en la iglesia episcopal de San Esteban [St. Stephen’s] en Filadelfia en honor de Oscar Romero, un arzobispo salvadoreño de la Iglesia Católica Romana que combatió la injusticia social y económica hasta que fue asesinado mientras decía misa el 24 de marzo de 1980. Algunos episcopales de la diócesis tienen planes de asistir a las marchas en Filadelfia y Washington.Los obispos de la Diócesis de Virginia dijeron en una declaración del 21 de marzo que habían “decidido pasar el sábado con jóvenes y otras personas de nuestras congregaciones y comunidades para decirle no a la violencia armada. Nos reunimos con propietarios de armas responsables y con otras personas que tienen una amplia variedad de puntos de vista sobre las armas de fuego. No nos pronunciamos contra la tenencia responsable de armas, sino contra una idolatría de las armas que ha causado ruina y destrucción devastadoras dentro de nuestras fronteras. Invitamos a las personas de esta diócesis a unirse para decirle no a la violencia y sí a la vida”. El obispo diocesano Shannon Johnston marchará en Richmond, la obispa sufragánea Susan Goff estará en la marcha de Charlottesville y los obispos auxiliares Bob Ihloff y Ted Gulick tomarán parte en los eventos de Washington, D.C.La Diócesis de Indianápolis y la iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ Church Cathedral] auspician un viaje en autobús para la marcha en Washington, aunque la obispa Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows participará con los episcopales en el evento de la Marcha por Nuestras Vidas en Indianápolis. El obispo Douglas Sparks de la Diócesis de Indiana Norte también conducirá un grupo de episcopales a la marcha de Indianápolis.Otros obispos están invitando a los episcopales de sus diócesis a que se les unan en las marchas locales. El obispo de la Diócesis de Rochester, Prince Singh, se propone asistir a la marcha en Rochester, Nueva York; en tanto el obispo de California Norte, Barry Beisner, participará en la marcha en Sacramento. El obispo provisional de Carolina del Sur, Skip Adams, se propone estar en la marcha de North Charleston; y el obispo de la Diócesis de Massachusetts Occidental, Douglas Fisher, asistirá a la marcha en Northampton.La catedral episcopal de Boston se ha convertido en una especie de centro de hospitalidad y adiestramiento para los manifestantes en esa ciudad. La iglesia catedral de San Pablo [St Paul] en Boston planea servir como lugar de reunión de los participantes en la Marcha por Nuestras Vidas en esa ciudad a partir de las 10:00 A.M. La reunión ofrecerá entrenamiento y otras actividades organizativas al grupo encabezado por jóvenes antes de que salga para la marcha al final de la mañana.La Diócesis de Connecticut está celebrando un evento matutino Capacitar y empoderar a las mujeres de Dios: un camino a seguir, en reconocimiento al Día Internacional de la Mujer. Cuando concluya el evento en la catedral de Hartford, a las 12:30 P.M., los participantes serán invitados a unirse a una procesión hasta el capitolio estatal para participar en la Marcha por Nuestras Vidas en Hartford.La obispa DeDe Duncan-Probe, de la Diócesis de Nueva York Central, tiene planes de asistir a la Marcha por Nuestras vidas en Syracuse. Ella ventiló las respuestas cristianas a la violencia armada en un vídeo en directo en Facebook el 20 de marzo.“Nuestra fe nos llama a defender y proteger a nuestros niños, los más vulnerables entre nosotros. Jesús nos dice, ‘dejen que los niños se acerquen a mí’ que los niños estarían seguros y protegidos. ¿Cómo pues hacemos eso? ¿Cómo lo entendemos?”, dijo Duncan-Probe. “Es hora de escuchar a los vulnerables y de ser vulnerables, de escuchar a nuestros niños y de ser conducidos por ellos”.– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él en [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Advocacy Peace & Justice, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group En eventos asociados a la Marcha por Nuestras Vidas, episcopales de todos los EE.UU. se preparan para manifestarse contra la violencia armadacenter_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth & Young Adults Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishops United Against Gun Violence, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Gun Violence, Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

Government actions to resolve probate backlog welcomed by legacy bodies

first_img Tagged with: legacies Charity legacy bodies have welcomed news of HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) plans to resolve the delay and backlog of Wills passing through probate. During the pandemic, pressure on the probate system has increased through rising death rates, an increase in incomplete grant applications and challenges to the usual working practices, leading to a bottleneck in terms of legacy notifications and funds.With 29,000 estates currently held in the system, HMCTS has been working collaboratively with the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM) and Remember A Charity to monitor and address the situation and its impact on the charity sector.It has now laid out its plans in a statement. In it, HMCTS announces that several measures have been put in place to address the backlog and minimise future delays. This includes taking on and training more staff, reducing the waiting time on digital applications and trialling a new digital notifications solution with Smee & Ford. Regular progress data on applications and grants will be published on a monthly basis via the HMCTS website.The plans have been welcomed by ILM and Remember A Charity.Matthew Lagden, CEO, Institute of Legacy Management, commented:“It has been a priority for ILM and Remember A Charity to work closely with HMCTS to keep our members informed, looking at the ways in which we can track and help to resolve delays, particularly during such a challenging year. We are delighted to see that HMCTS has expanded its probate team to help increase capacity, and that Smee & Ford’s digital service is speeding up the current process of notifications. These steps give us confidence that HMCTS has the capacity in place to deal with the backlog and the expected rise in applications through the winter.”Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, added: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  156 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Charitable income has been heavily hampered by the pandemic this year, making legacies all the more important in enabling charities to keep their frontline services going. HMCTS recognises how much the sector relies on gifts in Wills and we are hugely grateful for their continued commitment to work with us to resolve the backlog. This commitment not only helps charities to forecast future income, but to plan their vital services going forward.”ILM and Remember A Charity will continue to work closely with HMCTS and other partners to keep members and the charity sector informed of further progress.center_img Melanie May | 12 November 2020 | News 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. Government actions to resolve probate backlog welcomed by legacy bodieslast_img read more

Volleyball gets back on track at home, stops Red Raiders

first_img + posts Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Colin Post Previous articleStudents react to Crowder on campusNext articleTCU Athletics Weekend Roundup Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech printTCU Volleyball defeated Texas Tech in four sets Saturday. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoAfter dropping a nail-biter to No. 3 Texas on Wednesday, TCU volleyball recovered Saturday to defeat Texas Tech 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19), breaking the Red Raiders’ nine-match win streak.“One of our goals was to outwork them,” said head coach Jill Kramer. “I think our effort was great.”TCU struggled early on defense, allowing Texas Tech to have 15 kills in the first set.  Five of those were from outside hitter Emily Hill alone, who also posted a .625 hitting clip in the set.The Frogs were able to edge out the Red Raiders in the first set, 25-22. Despite the victory, Kramer knew that her team needed to put up a better effort if they were going to beat the Big 12-leading Red Raiders two more times.“I still think in the first set we didn’t come out as sharp as we would like and had a lot of miscues in the beginning,” she said. “We need to get a little bit better at that.”The sharper start Kramer was looking for wouldn’t come in the second set, as Texas Tech scored first and didn’t look back. The Frogs dropped the second set 25-22.A bright spot to the set was first-year middle blocker Katie Clark, who had six kills in the second set to go with a .857 hitting percentage.Clark would finish the match with a career-high 20 kills and .359 hitting clip.  This was her second-straight game to post career-high kills after reaching that mark with 17 Wednesday against Texas.“It’s been nice to see [Clark] start to really work into our offense and be a priority for us on the right side,” Kramer said. “You can see some of her high school volleyball pay off a lot when we have the opportunity to set her on the go.”TCU countered another slow start in the third set with an offensive outburst late in the set.  The Frogs had 18 kills in the set, seven of which came from first-year outside hitter Élan McCall.McCall would finish the match with 21 kills and 17 digs for her 16th straight game with double-digit kills. Saturday’s match also marked her tenth double-double of the season.Led by outside hitter Élan McCall (1), the TCU offense posted 62 kills against Texas Tech. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoThe Horned Frog volleyball team extended their lead by as much as six in the fourth set and controlled the entire way.Late in the set, after the Red Raiders had blocked four previous spike attempts, McCall found a hole in the defense put the Frogs up 21-17 and set the tone that TCU had set their sights on victory.The Frogs would end up winning the set 25-19.“I would just have to say that it gives us the confidence that we can outwork [other teams] if we try our hardest,” said Clark. “If we put our max effort out there, we can do whatever we want to do.”After two games at home, TCU will head on the road for two straight matches to play Baylor and Iowa State. First serve against Baylor is set for 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 in Waco, Texas. Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Facebook Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU Volleyball defeated Texas Tech in four sets Saturday. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Facebook Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/last_img read more

Opposition daily forced to close after liquidators intervene

first_img April 10, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further News Follow the news on Ecuador EcuadorAmericas EcuadorAmericas The opposition daily Hoy has had to close because the authorities have intervened to liquidate the company that publishes it, Edimpres SA. The Office of the Superintendent of Businesses seized control of the company on 26 August on the grounds that it was unable to pay its creditors. Hoy had already stopped producing a print version in June because of financial difficulties.Edimpres received no notification that it was to be liquidated by the Superintendent of Businesses, its lawyer said. Staff learned this from an article in the state-owned daily El Telégrafo on 22 August. Just four days later, it was ordered to suspend all operations including publication of Hoy.“The disappearance of a newspaper such as Hoy is a blow to pluralism in Ecuador,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “We are surprised by the speed with which this has happened. Could the authorities not have found a way to save the newspaper?”“Regardless of the extreme media polarization in Ecuador, the closure of a news outlet is always a loss for civil society and limits the range of opinions to which it has access.”When Hoy announced the suspension of its print version on 27 June for financial reasons, its editor blamed a government advertising boycott. However, as Hoy has often run into financial difficulties, it is hard to gauge the level of government responsibility.Just a few days after that announcement, the Office of the Superintendent of Communication (Supercom) ordered Hoy to pay a fine of 57,800 US dollars for having failed to publish the issue number on its front page, as required by the communications law.Reporters Without Borders does not regard the news media as above the law, but the punishment was clearly abusive and the size of the fine was exorbitant for a newspaper already in financial difficulties.Many state-owned and pro-government media would also risk bankruptcy without the financial support they receive from the government and state agencies. At the same time, the government actively sidelines critical media. For example, President Rafael Correa often urges his ministers not to give interviews to “mercantilist” news organizations.The way the government deprives opposition media of funding and denies them access to information constitutes a violation of media pluralism.center_img December 24, 2019 Find out more August 29, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition daily forced to close after liquidators intervene Receive email alerts News June 15, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources News Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves liveslast_img read more

Access to Twitcam blocked

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information The authorities blocked access to Twitcam (http://twitcam.livestream.com/), a website that allows users to stream video live in tandem with simultaneous communication with viewers via Twitter. Bahrainis have found Twitter to be a particularly useful tool for reporting human rights violations by the security forces.Nokia Siemens Network (NSN) was meanwhile accused of providing the monitoring technology that the Bahraini authorities have been using to spy on the emails, mobile phone conversations and text messages of dozens of human rights activists. Ahmed Al-Doseri, director of information and communications at Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, confirmed that Bahrain is using this kind of sophisticated monitoring technology (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-22/torture-in-bahrain-becomes-rout…). Organisation center_img RSF_en August 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Access to Twitcam blockedlast_img read more

Ticket Contest, Tournament of Roses Royal Court Kick Off 30th Annual Visitor Hotline

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Subscribe More Cool Stuff A Rose Parade ticket contest and the 2014 Tournament of Roses Queen and Royal Court will help kick off the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 30th Annual Visitor Hotline on December 30, 2013.Rose Queen Ana Marie Acosta and the Royal Court will make a special appearance at the Bureau, which is located inside the Pasadena Convention Center, from 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, they will enter the Hotline Room where they will award Rose Parade tickets to winning callers. All media are welcome.To be eligible to win the Rose Parade tickets, simply follow the Visitor Hotline on Twitter at @visitorhotline or on Facebook at /PasadenaVisitorHotline. On December 30, simultaneous tweets and Facebook postings will be sent alerting followers when to call the toll-free Visitor Hotline for a chance to win Rose Parade tickets.To assist visitors coming to the 125th Rose Parade, 100th Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2014, and the BCS National Championship Game on January 6, 2014, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau offers information via a toll-free Visitor Hotline (877-793-9911). Operating December 30 – January 6, Visitor Hotline is staffed by volunteers from throughout the community. These volunteers are available to answer questions about the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game, BCS National Championship Game, pre- and post-parade and game activities, parking, accommodations, dining, directions, other holiday-related events, and more.Visitor Hotline (877-793-9911) hours of operation (PST):Monday, Dec. 30 & Tuesday, Dec. 31/8 a.m. – 7 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 1 – Friday, Jan. 3/8 a.m. – 4 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 4 & Sunday, Jan. 5/10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Monday, Jan. 6/8 a.m. – 4 p.m.The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is non-profit organization dedicated to marketing Pasadena as desirable convention, meeting and leisure destination. For more information, log on to VisitPasadena.com. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Top of the News Government Ticket Contest, Tournament of Roses Royal Court Kick Off 30th Annual Visitor Hotline From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 2:44 am Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more