Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited ( Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Oil Refineries Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited ( 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Oil Refineries Limited deals in the production and distribution of edible crude oils, which includes the refinery, packaging and marketing of the finished products. The company also engages in the manufacturing of metal cans and plastic containers. Moroil operates through its subsidiaries, wholly owned Proton Limited, engaged in the rental services; Metal Can Manufacturers Limited, a metal containers manufacturer, in which it holds a 50.11% stake, as well as Pharmalab Plastic Supplies Limited, a plastic bottles manufacturer, in which the Company holds a 51.22% stake. The company has divided its activities into segments, which include oil products, metal cans and plastic containers, imported food products, and others. Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

The HSBC share price is soaring today. Yet I wouldn’t buy this stock, or Standard Chartered

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The HSBC share price has been punished by a combination of the coronavirus and the China clampdown on Hong Kong. Its stock has fallen by half in the last three years.However, the HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA) share price is in recovery mode today, up around 6%, in a welcome moment of respite for investors. Another Asia-focused bank listed on the FTSE 100, Standard Chartered (LSE: STAN), is up by a similar amount.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…Despite this, a long shadow now hangs over their futures. As the Hong Kong clampdown intensifies and Western politicians openly worry about the rising threat from China, HSBC and Standard Chartered are walking a political tightrope. They have to strike a balance between a democratic West and authoritarian China. There are no easy solutions.New Hong Kong security laws hand sweeping powers to the communist regime in Beijing, and leave bankers operating in the territory open to prosecution. That must concentrate minds. And it looks like both banks have sided with China, backing the new laws to bring stability. Not a good look. Clearly, scarcely-veiled China threats are scarier than Western reputational damage.I’d think twice about the HSBC share priceBoth banks are also following the money. HSBC generates half its profits from China, and most of its growth. Standard Chartered earns around 90% its profits from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo have both condemned the banks, and life could still get more uncomfortable. The US Congress has unanimously approved legislation that would punish lenders for doing business with Chinese officials involved in implementing the new security law.Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. If you’re looking to invest in the HSBC or Standard Chartered share prices, you can’t ignore these political threats. They could weigh on growth for years.This makes domestic Covid-19 threats look like small beer. In fact, the pandemic has brought some positives. Reports suggest UK banks have netted billions in deal fees this year, as crisis-stricken companies look to generate cash to bolster their balance sheets.Customer impairments are a growing concern though, as the UK plunges into recession, with bad debts on mortgages, credit cards and overdrafts set to rise.Better FTSE opportunities out thereIf you buy HSBC or Standard Chartered, you won’t get any dividends for now. Both have cancelled payouts after pressure from the Bank of England. They won’t be issuing any shareholder buybacks this year either.It isn’t a good time to be a banker and, frankly, it’s not a great time to be a banking investor either. Standard Chartered mirrors the underperforming HSBC share price. It’s down almost half over three years.The HSBC share price isn’t even cheap by conventional metrics, trading at just over 15 times earnings. Standard Chartered’s valuation is half that, around 7.5 times earnings. 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If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Harvey Jones | Monday, 6th July, 2020 | More on: HSBA STAN Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now!center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address The HSBC share price is soaring today. Yet I wouldn’t buy this stock, or Standard Chartered Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Mieres agrees new deal at Exeter

first_img“If I’m honest I didn’t really want the season to finish on Saturday, it would have been good if the Premiership had three or four matches to go. But the good news for me is that in my mind I now know what is happening for next season. I don’t have to think where am I going to be or what I am going to do, instead I can just focus fully on my rugby and hopefully having a good year next season.”Brought up as a youngster at club side Deportivo Francesca, Mieres has since gone on to have a three-month trial with Leicester Tigers, before he plied his trade in France for two years with Stade Francais. After leaving Paris he return back to his first club before being brought to England by Baxter, who admits the player has more than earned his new deal with Exeter.“We have been talking to Nacho for some time, it’s not something that has just happened,” said Baxter. “He has worked his way into the side, it has taken a little bit of time, but he has had some good A League performances, some solid first team performances and deserved his chance. His communication within the side is improving all the time and I think he has earned his contract.“For me, that is a really important thing. Now you can go and see him, shake his hand and say ‘you deserve that’. Hopefully, now he can go away and have a great season with us again next year. Argentine Ignacio MieresExeter’s first-ever season in the Aviva Premiership may have come to an end, but head coach Rob Baxter is still hard at work preparing for next season’s assault on the top flight.Having just seen his side see off London Wasps 21-8 in their final fixture of the season, Baxter immediately confirmed the news that Argentine fly-half Ignacio Mieres had agreed a new one-year contract with the club.The 24-year-old, who landed 11 points in Saturday’s last-day success, will now battle it out with Gareth Steenson and newcomer Myles Dorrian for the No.10 jersey next term. It is, however, a challenge the Buenos Aries-born back is keen to take on after an encouraging first year in Devon.“I am really happy to have signed a new contract,” said Mieres. “It was something I hoped for ever since I arrived at the club. I knew I wanted to stay; I really like it here, so I am really glad that I have it all sorted.”Having landed 19 points in a man-of-the-match display for the Chiefs in their LV= Cup victory over Wasps back in November, the Argentine international had to wait until April before he would get his first Premiership start in the club’s away win over Sale Sharks.In between, however, he happily went about his trade, featuring strongly for the club’s United side in the A League, whilst making a number of cameo appearances off the bench for the first team.“I feel very settled here,” he added. “Luckily I got more chances in the last few weeks to start games. Before I was on the bench, getting 15 or 20 minutes on the field, but the way the season finished personally for me was very good. “We are kind of getting there with our squad recruitment for next year, we not too far off now, so I feel comfortable with the set of players we have. They are all great guys, there work ethic is great, so I am really looking forward to working with them again.”Certainly Mieres believes he has benefitted already from his time at Sandy Park, he continued: “For sure I’ve added things to my game since I have been here. Working with Ali [Hepher] and the other coaches has really brought my game on. I know I have things to improve and there is a long way to go, but being here it is a great place to improve my rugby.” STOCKPORT, ENGLAND – APRIL 22: Ignacio Mieres of Exeter Chiefs places the ball during the AVIVA Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Exeter Chiefs at Edgeley Park on April 22, 2011 in Stockport, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Scotland Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021 – Scotland 27-20 Wales

first_img Women’s Six Nations Team Guide 2021 The Scots secure fifth place with their first Six Nations win in three years In contrast, Italy notched four tries in the second half to secure a relatively comfortable win. Scotland will now host Wales in the fifth-place play-off next Saturday in the hope of avoiding bottom spot while Italy go into the third-place match.Scotland team to play Italy – Saturday 17 AprilChloe Rollie; Liz Musgrove, Lisa Thomson, Helen Nelson, Megan Gaffney; Sarah Law, Mairi McDonald; Leah Bartlett, Lana Skeldon, Megan Kennedy, Emma Wassell, Louise McMillan, Evie Gallagher, Rachel McLachlan, Sioghan Cattigan.Replacements: Jodie Rettie, Lisa Cockburn, Panashe Muzambe, Christine Belisle, Nicola Howat, Jenny Maxwell, Evie Wills, Coreen Grant.England 52-10 ScotlandScotland were beaten 52-10 by England in their opening Women’s Six Nations match in Doncaster.The visitors did not help themselves in terms of their discipline. Lisa Thomson was yellow-carded late in the first half, Jess Breach exploiting the numerical advantage in the back-line to score England’s fifth try in the 38th minute.Then in the second half Scotland’s replacement hooker Molly Wright was sent off within minutes of coming on for a dangerous high tackle on Vickii Cornborough – the clampdown on contact with the head as evident in the women’s championship as the men’s.Louise McMillan was also sin-binned in the closing minutes for collapsing a maul that was creeping towards the line and that resulted in a penalty try.Scotland did have periods when they put England under pressure, particularly in the middle period of the second half, and one of those ended in a try for centre Hannah Smith. It was the Scots’ first try against England in three years having been whitewashed in their last two meetings. Expand Yet Scotland will be disappointed not to have done more with the 47% possession they had, struggling to break through the Red Roses’ defence. They will be looking to be more effective with ball in hand when they host Italy in a fortnight – and they will want to cut the penalty count too.Scotland team to play England – Saturday 3 AprilChloe Rollie; Rachel Shankland, Hannah Smith, Lisa Thomson, Megan Gaffney; Helen Nelson, Mairi McDonald; Leah Bartlett, Lana Skeldon, Christine Belisle, Emma Wassell, Louise McMillan, Rachel Malcolm, Rachel McLachlan, Siobhan Cattigan.Replacements: Molly Wright, Panashe Muzambe, Lisa Cockburn, Evie Gallagher, Jodie Rettie, Jenny Maxwell, Sarah Law, Liz Musgrove.Scotland Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021Bryan Easson has named a 31-player Scotland squad for the Women’s Six Nations and it will be captained by Rachel Malcolm.Elizabeth Musgrove and Jenny Maxwell return to the squad following long-term injuries while Shona Campbell, Evie Gallagher, Coreen Grant and Evie Wills are in line to make their international debuts during the championship.Easson said: “I’ve been really encouraged by the squad’s attitude and focus in our recent training weekends and the upcoming tournament provides a great opportunity to showcase all of our hard work.”Scotland, who recorded a confidence-boosting 13-13 draw in their last Test, kick off this year’s campaign against England in Doncaster before hosting Italy in Glasgow. Then, on ‘finals day’, they will face the team ranked in the equivalent position in Pool B, one of France, Ireland or Wales.Scotland Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021Backs(DoB/Club/Position)Shona Campbell (7 Jun 2001/Edinburgh University/Wing) Scotland team to play Wales – Saturday 24 AprilChloe Rollie; Liz Musgrove, Hannah Smith, Lisa Thomson, Megan Gaffney; Helen Nelson, Jenny Maxwell; Christine Belisle, Lana Skeldon, Megan Kennedy, Emma Wassell, Louise McMillan, Evie Gallagher, Rachel McLachlan, Siobhan Cattigan.Replacements: Jodie Rettie, Leah Bartlett, Lisa Cockburn, Nicola Howat, Mairi McDonald, Sarah Law, Evie Wills, Rachel Shankland.Italy 41-20 ScotlandScotland fell to another Women’s Six Nations defeat as they were beaten 41-20 by Italy at Scotstoun.The hosts, who were coming off a bye weekend, were caught cold by Italy, conceding two tries in quick succession in the opening ten minutes. Beatrice Rigoni broke through the middle in Scotland’s 22 and then Manuel Furlan found space out wide.However, Scotland worked their way back into the game and started to take advantage of Italy’s ill-discipline. And when their lineout finally clicked they went over for their first try midway through the half, Lana Skeldon touching down from the back of a driving maul from five metres out. Expand Scotland Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021Scotland won their first Women’s Six Nations match in three years – and secured fifth place in this year’s championship.They scored four tries in beating Wales 27-20 at Scotstoun – their first win at the Glasgow ground and their first win since beating Ireland in 2018.Megan Gaffney crossed for an early try and Megan Kennedy and Christine Belisle also scored before the break to give the hosts a 17-6 lead.Lisa Neumann scored for Wales early in the second half before Evie Gallagher got Scotland’s fourth to restore their advantage.Wales got a last-minute Caitlin Lewis try but by that point Scotland had won the match. Emma Wassell: The Scotland player who hasn’t missed a Test in six years Collapse Abi Evans (30 May 1996/Darlington Mowden Park/Wing)Megan Gaffney (3 Dec 1991/Heriots/Wing)Coreen Grant (30 Jan 1998/Saracens/Centre)Sarah Law (19 Dec 1994/Unattached/Fly-half)Rhona Lloyd (17 Oct 1996/Loughborough Lightning/Wing)Jenny Maxwell (8 Dec 1992/Loughborough Lightning/Scrum-half)Mairi McDonald (25 Nov 1997/Hillhead Jordanhill/Scrum-half)Liz Musgrove (25 Dec 1996/Unattached/Wing)Helen Nelson (24 May 1994/Loughborough Lightning/Centre)Chloe Rollie (26 Jun 1995/Harlequins/Full-back)Rachel Shankland (26 Oct 1991/Stirling County/Wing)Hannah Smith (30 Oct 1992/Watsonians/Centre)Lisa Thomson (7 Sep 1997/Unattached/Centre)Evie Tonkin (5 Aug 1997/Darlington Mowden Park/Wing)Evie Wills (4 Feb 2001/Stirling County/Fly-half)ForwardsLeah Bartlett (28 Aug 1998/Loughborough Lightning/Prop)Christine Belisle (4 Nov 1993/Cartha Queens Park/Back-row)Siobhan Cattigan (11 Apr 1995/Stirling County/Back-row)Lisa Cockburn (6 Dec 1992/Darlington Mowden Park/Prop)Katie Dougan (15 Jan 1995/Hillhead Jordanhill/Tighthead)Evie Gallagher (22 Aug 2000/Stirling County/Back-row)Megan Kennedy (3 Jul 1996/Stirling County/Prop)Rachel Malcolm (23 May 1991/Loughborough Lightning/Back-row)Rachel McLachlan (25 Feb 1999/Unattached/Back-row)Louise McMillan (27 Jul 1997/Hillhead Jordanhill/Back-row)Panashe Muzambe (17 Nov 1995/Watsonians/Back-row)Jodie Rettie (31 Dec 1990/Saracens/Hooker)Lana Skeldon (18 Oct 1993/Unattached/Hooker)Emma Wassell (28 Dec 1994/Corstorphine Cougars/Lock)Molly Wright (13 May 1991/Watsonians/Hooker)MORE ON THE WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS Women’s Six Nations Team Guide 2021 All you need to know about the countries… The lock has been a mainstay in the… Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Scotland Women’s Six Nations Fixtures 2021(All kick-off times are UK & Ireland time)Round One Sat 3 April England 52-10 ScotlandRound ThreeSat 17 April Scotland 20-41 ItalyFinalsSat 24 April Scotland 27-20 WalesDon’t miss a game with this Women’s Six Nations TV coverage guide. This year’s championship will take place in April… New format for 2021 Women’s Six Nations New format for 2021 Women’s Six Nations Emma Wassell: The Scotland player who hasn’t missed a Test in six years Scotland’s Megan Gaffney tests Wales’ defence (Inpho) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A Helen Nelson penalty just before the break narrowed the gap further but an error from the restart handed possession back to the Italians, and Ilaria Arrighetti burst over to make it 19-10 to the visitors at the break. Interestingly, had Nelson taken the full minute to kick the penalty, there would have been no need for the restart.Scotland did have plenty of possession in the second period – Italy’s penalty count helping them with that – and they strung lots of phases together, but they simply weren’t as clinical as the visitors in getting over the line.Their back-line often stood very deep, which made it hard for them to get across the gain-line. Their second try, scored in the 72nd minute, came in a similar manner to their first as Emma Wassell dotted down from close range following a five-metre lineout.last_img read more

‘God’s bringing us into wholeness’: LGBTQ Episcopalians who witnessed the…

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Human Sexuality, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA ‘God’s bringing us into wholeness’: LGBTQ Episcopalians who witnessed the Stonewall uprising share their stories Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Stonewall Inn on Pride weekend in 2016, the day after President Barack Obama designated it the Stonewall National Monument. Photo: Rhododendrites via Creative Commons[Episcopal News Service] In the summer of 1969, homosexuality was still classified as a mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association, sodomy was a felony in 49 states, there had never been an openly queer elected official in the United States and there were divisions in The Episcopal Church about whether homosexuality was sinful.Fifty years later, same-sex marriage is legal across the country, queer politicians serve in both houses of Congress, a gay man is running for president and The Episcopal Church has gay and lesbian bishops. The radical shift in American society’s acceptance of queer people started with a jolt on June 28, 1969, when patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a queer bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, rioted in response to a police raid. At the time, these raids were common; the city was determined to shut down the bars and simply serving alcohol to homosexuals was prohibited.The Stonewall Inn in 1969. Photo: Diana Davies via New York Public LibraryAlthough The Episcopal Church has long been a champion of LGBTQ rights and many in the church during the 1960s were ahead of their time in accepting homosexuality, the church did not explicitly express support for gay people until 1976 and did not ordain openly gay people until 1994.In light of the 50th anniversary of the riots this summer, Episcopal News Service spoke to three queer Episcopalians who witnessed the Stonewall uprising and asked them what it was like, how things have changed and how it affected their faith.The Rev. John Moody, now 93, was a priest at Trinity Church Wall Street, running a popular arts programming series, at the time of the riots. Frank Tedeschi, now 74, was a graduate student at Columbia University attending the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, two blocks from Stonewall, and later had a career in The Episcopal Church’s Office of Communication and Church Publishing, Inc. Phyllis Jenkins, now 89, was a psychiatric nurse practitioner teaching at Lehman College who attended St. Luke’s later in life and has lived in the same apartment in Greenwich Village for 60 years.These interviews have been condensed for clarity and concision.Had you been to Stonewall before the riots?Phyllis Jenkins in the early 1970s. Photo courtesy of Phyllis JenkinsPhyllis Jenkins: I didn’t hang out in Stonewall because it was a boys’ bar (laughs). And they had girls’ bars! But I was known there, yeah.John Moody: I’d been to Stonewall, but not often. It wasn’t a bar I went to. It was a younger group. When I moved to the city, I was 44 already.Frank Tedeschi: I was not there the first night of the riots. I was there two nights before. I was in the Stonewall with a friend whom I knew from graduate school, Arnold Willens. … We knew, and I think my friend Arnold maybe even said, you know, we’ve got to be careful we don’t get raided, something like that. I remember coming up from Grand Street three nights later and somebody said, “They raided the Stonewall last night.”Had you experienced raids before?PJ: Oh, yeah. Sure. I remember, there was a bar – I think it was on Eighth Street, I think its name was Mary’s. And there used to be dancing in there. And [when the police came] they’d flash the lights and then you’d change partners; you would choose an opposite-sex partner. For some reason, they went after mostly the boys. They’d give women a warning sort of thing, and off you would go, if you kept your mouth shut. There was an unwritten rule that you had to have on two or three pieces of clothing that identified with your birth sex – you couldn’t be in drag, in other words, in a bar. I most frequently wore – back in those days I was wearing men’s clothes. Not just tailored clothes, but men’s clothes. So yeah, I would get hassled about that.What was your experience at Stonewall like?PJ: I went out from home to pick up a Times. And as I approached Christopher Street, I saw a, for lack of a better word, melee. And I am not keen on crowds, but I circulated around the edges. And when I found out what was happening, then I joined. I didn’t stay too long because it was after midnight, and I had to work the next day.The Rev. John Moody in the early 1970s. Photo courtesy of Trinity Church Wall StreetJM: That night, I was getting off a bus in Greenwich Village. I was out on Fire Island and came in on Saturday night because I had Sunday duty. And I looked up – it was only about a half a block from Stonewall. I looked up the street and the lights were all on there, so I knew something was going on. And it was only after, the next day, that I found out what was happening. I went over there several times during the next couple of weeks when there were demonstrations every night. Different groups would have occasions to protest, and so I went up and would talk to people. You would talk about the situation in gay bars, how people felt about their own freedom to go there without police interference. Once it was over, the couple of weeks and riots and whatnot, that kind of a reaction by the police – going into a bar and checking ages and stuff like that – that was called off. So, the atmosphere was much more relaxed.FT: There was a sense of illicitness, outside-the-norm experience, if not behavior, to be in a place like Stonewall. Because everybody, I realize now as I look back, was – whether he or she realized it or not – had an alert mechanism there. What to do if the cops come or whatever. Just up the street … there was a bar, I think it may have been called the Hornet or something like that. And it was, and still is, a very long room, long and narrow. My friend took me there as well. He pointed me to the back. He said, “Let’s go look at this.” And there was a trellis, and it was dark, and we walked back. And it was full of men. … The music was quiet and slow, and they were dancing, cheek to cheek, as partners. And I can remember that to this day. And this was just up the street from Stonewall. And I don’t think they were ever raided because I think Stonewall paved the way. But just seeing same-sex couples dancing romantically was an eye-opener for me. And I’m telling you this because that experience is just as emblazoned on my memory as Stonewall. But when we were there, we all had our alert mechanisms on. Don’t have your back to the door.Did you realize it was a historic moment at the time?JM: Oh, I think afterward. But yes, you did realize it was a historic moment. Because the police were confronted. And it wasn’t long after that the mayor decided that they would not do that anymore.PJ: Yes, I did. I didn’t know how big, but I knew that we were making history. I did know that.FT: Oh, no, not at all. That’s one thing I have reflected upon in this anniversary year. I said to myself, “Jeez, who’d have thunk?”Were you out then?JM: I was not what you would call “out.” My boss knew I was gay, but there was no connection with the church as such. Soon after that, there was Integrity, which started to meet over at St. Luke’s Church on Hudson. So, I wouldn’t say that I was out, no. I mean, I would go to bars; I wanted to meet people. I wanted to do something about my own sexuality. … I realized celibacy was not a calling for me. And I wanted to, if I could, I wanted to meet someone. And in those days, the way you met someone was at a bar. I didn’t feel as though it would be appropriate to come out at that time because the separation of sexuality and the church – and particularly priesthood – was so officially separate at that time, that I didn’t feel as though that would be appropriate. By the grace of God, somehow I felt all right about being gay, and by that, I mean my own spiritual realization was such that this was who I was. So, the church was not supportive at that time. Spiritually I felt all right with it. I remember being at a bar once and a young man asking me what I did. I said I was a priest. And he said, “Well, how can you possibly be here?” I said, “Well, what is that really saying about sexuality? If I didn’t feel all right about being here, I wouldn’t be here.” But there was such a feeling of cultural oppression in that time, that people felt very bad about themselves that they were gay.PJ: Uh… 99.5 percent (laughs). Yeah. I felt that I did not like to discuss my sexuality with people – to be accepted. You know, I didn’t go around asking people what they did and they shouldn’t go around asking me what I did. But yeah, I was never one to hide, but I was never one to throw it in your face either. Especially after I started going back to school. My livelihood depended on the establishment.FT: Yes and no and no and yes. It’s what one chooses. Everyone was welcome at St. Luke’s, and I know other churches as well. But sexuality wasn’t talked about. Certainly not homiletically. Now, of course, it’s quite a different story.Did your experience witnessing the start of the gay liberation movement impact your faith at all?JM: Oh, absolutely. Oh sure. Yeah. By the grace of God, I believe God wanted to bring me into wholeness with the person I am and the person He loves. And that fed right into and was really strengthened by the gay liberation movement. But the gay liberation movement so often was angry at the church. Angry at their own self-division. And I think it’s the healing of that, in God’s bringing us into wholeness, that will enable us to work for the kind of justice in the world that Jesus calls us to.PJ: It probably did. I didn’t think of it at that time, but it probably did because I became more aware of other faiths, for one thing. By the time I got to be a preteen, I was annoyed with church in general, religion in general. There was no place for women, blacks or whatever. And my belief faltered, so I just stopped going. And that lasted for 44 years. But I wanted to get my first great-grandchild baptized. … St. Luke’s was around the corner. And I’d been in the church a little, but I went in one day on my way home from work. That was 33 years ago. It’s an easy place to get involved, and I like what their mission is. I like what they do.FT: Back then, my own faith journey and experience of Sunday morning was kind of a different chapter, separate. And I think in my own psychospiritual development over the past half-century, I’m a much more integrated person than I was and so many other young gay men my age were in those days. We were in our 20s. I was 24 at the raid and I’m now 74. … But I realized that, you know, gay men my age, at that time, we’re accustomed to being below the radar, keeping our heads down, if you will. … I look back and realize that if you’re used to being in the shadows, or subject to name-calling or persecution, you kept a low profile. When those courageous groups of people “…, hell no,” I realize now through the lens of history and of my own life is they were pioneers, they were indeed role models. They said no, no more. And again, from this distance, a half-century later, I respect them for that and I thank them for it.Has the church overcome its hostility toward the LGBTQ community?JM: I don’t think it has everywhere. I think in, for instance, my own parish, Trinity Wall Street, yes. I think they’ve overcome that. But whether all the membership has or not, I don’t know. I don’t think so. I think officially, it has overcome it. There are gay and lesbian married priests. And they seem to be accepted. But whether people themselves accept gayness, I’m not sure.PJ: I think the Diocese of New York has, to a large extent, but not all dioceses are the same. And our diocese is not the same all the way through. But of all of the organized religions, the mainstream religions I know of, I think that The Episcopal Church has the best stance. Publicly, at least, anyway.FT: Well, you use words like “the church” – what was I reading about the bishop of Albany and other bishops and other congregations who say “no, this is not OK.” … There’s still dissent, there’s still disagreement. And I think we would be shortsighted if we did not admit and acknowledge that.Should the church be doing more to affirm and protect queer people?JM: Well, I’d like to see the church really live its inclusivity, where there are no others, we are all one in God! And we as Christians need to share this with all the great leaders and mystical believers in all the major faiths. And the more we’re able to do that, the more I think we see the power of Jesus at work in the world. And I think our presiding bishop is doing that in his gospel of Love. That’s what it’s about!FT: I think the church has been very good witness for the past 20 years and more. But if we were to do anything more, or in addition, it would be, I think, educationally. … I guess maybe what I mean by education is if there can be more and more opportunity for dialogue.Is there a particular social issue experiencing a turning point today that you think is analogous to the Stonewall uprising?JM: Oh, I think so. I think we’re finally realizing the depth and breadth and scope of racial prejudice because of our history of slavery. This is the kind of turning point for that, I think. … I think we have a lot of digging to do on that one.PJ: No, not really. The last time I really felt a huge involvement was during the plague – during the AIDS epidemic. I worked with people living with HIV, and that was the last time I felt that there was that much involvement by more than a small group of people. … I believe in youth, I believe the youth will be our savior. And we need to concentrate on doing what we can with and for them. And so anything that focuses on young people, I’m for it – particularly young people of color and gay or both.FT: No, other than the fact that the acknowledgment of same-sex relationships, including matrimony, is not shrinking. It’s doing exactly the opposite. It’s growing. And it’s bearing witness, and it’s causing great joy – and increasing discomfort among those who don’t agree with it.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR center_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Egan MillardPosted Sep 23, 2019 Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Submit a Press Release LGBTQ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks raise £5m for Hospice UK

first_img 36 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 11 May 2016 | News 35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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 Tagged with: corporate Finance hospice Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks raise £5m for Hospice UK Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks have announced that they have now raised £5m for Hospice UK, since becoming corporate partners eight years ago.The money is used to provide support to patients and their families at over 200 hospices across the UK. It is equivalent to 200,000 hours of care from a nurse, and equates to an average of £1,712 raised per day.Employees of the banks have raised £2.5million with the banks matching their efforts pound for pound. Throughout the partnership, employees have also contributed over 35,000 volunteering hours to their local hospices, with each branch and office matched with a local hospice and 99 per cent of branches actively involved in fundraising activity.Individual hospices that have benefited significantly from the Banks’ support include the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow, which received more than £270,000 and St. Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds, which has received over £150,000.In celebration of this achievement, the Banks have now launched a challenge which will see up to 200 employees hike over five million steps across the Yorkshire Dales in September 2016 in what is set to be the largest employee fundraising event in the banks’ history.David Duffy, chief executive officer at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, said:“This fundraising milestone is testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees who give their time through fundraising and volunteering for this extremely worthwhile cause. With the Banks match-funding every penny raised, it’s a real motivation for our team to celebrate and continue to build on the £5 million achievement.”Picture: Chief executive David Duffy and Hospice UK director of income generation Catherine Bosworth. Advertisementlast_img read more

Students rally to save Black Studies

first_imgTemple UniversityWW photo: Betsey PiettePhiladelphia — For the second time in less than two weeks, African-American professors and students at Temple University staged demonstrations on April 10 to protest racist attacks on the school’s Department of African-American Studies. The hundreds who turned out were joined by activists from the community. A march through the campus followed the rally.As the nationally renowned program — the first to offer a doctorate in the discipline — nears its 25th anniversary, Teresa Soufas, dean of Temple’s College of Liberal Arts, has placed the department in receivership and appointed a white vice dean as interim chair.When Nathaniel Norment, the department’s previous chair, retired in 2012, Soufas gave the faculty two weeks to elect a successor. Although they selected a respected African-American professor, Dr. Kariamu Welsh from Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, Soufas, who hails from the South, rejected their choice.Refusing to explain her decision, Soufas instead appointed Jayne Drake, vice dean for academic affairs, as acting director. Drake, also from the South, is a scholar on 17th to 19th century American literature with no background in African-American studies.Temple University is situated in the heart of one of Philadelphia’s African-American communities that has long been targeted for gentrification. Area residents have already been organizing to protest the exclusion of Black and Latino/a workers from the numerous construction projects that dot the campus. A number of residents were on hand to speak out against the attack on Black Studies.One of the arguments Soufas has attempted to use to justify Drake’s appointment was that the university would benefit from this “diversity.” At the April 10 rally, Kashara White read from a letter addressed to Soufas by undergraduate students: “Why is it that the issue of diversity always falls on Black Studies? If you are so concerned about ‘diversity,’ why don’t you teach communism and socialism alongside capitalism in this university?” White concluded, “We are prepared to take action and we won’t stop until we get what we rightfully deserve.”Speaking at the rally, Pam Africa with the MOVE organization told the students that “Soufas does not stand by herself — she’s got backup. How arrogant can she be to put a white woman in charge of African- American studies? She doesn’t understand the fight it took to make sure this department is even here. Soufas has got to go!” nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Rents Accelerate in Major Metro Areas

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Rents Accelerate in Major Metro Areas July 3, 2018 23,531 Views Affordability Homebuyers Homes HOUSING metros mortgage Rent Price rents Zillow 2018-07-03 Krista Franks Brock in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Homebuyers Homes HOUSING metros mortgage Rent Price rents Zillow Sign up for DS News Daily Print This Post About Author: Krista Franks Brock The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and, MReport and She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Share 3Save Rents Accelerate in Major Metro Areas Previous: 10 States That Spent Most on Home Improvement Next: Loan Mods and Liquidation Decline Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago For many, the biggest barrier to homeownership is saving for that hefty downpayment. Rising rents exacerbate this situation. The pace of rental rate growth is higher this spring than last in about three-fourths of the major metros Zillow observes in its Zillow Real Estate Market Report. Rent growth accelerated in 27 of the 35 metros observed for the May report. At the national level, rents grew 2.1 percent over the year, reaching $1,440 per month. The steepest rent price accelerations over the year were recorded in Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Houston. In Pittsburgh, rents declined 5.20 percent over the year leading to May 2017 and then grew 1.9 percent from May 2017 to May 2018. Some slight relief came to some of the nation’s most expensive rental markets, the report revealed. While rents here are still generally on the rise, the pace is slowing, according to Zillow. However, this comes as little relief for those aspiring homeowners trying to save for a down payment. “Even in markets where rent growth is slowing, high prices have already been established,” Zillow stated. “With mortgage rates rising and mortgage affordability deteriorating, owning a home may start to feel out of reach for many Americans.” In Seattle, rental rate appreciation decelerated from 5.8 percent over the year last spring to 3.3 percent this May. In Los Angeles, rental price growth slowed from a pace of 4.2 percent to 3.5 percent. In Portland, rents slowed from 3.6 percent growth to 1.5 percent, and in Boston, rental price growth slowed from 3.2 percent to 1.2 percent. The good news, at least at the national level is the 2.1 percent national rent price growth recorded over the year in May is “well within a long-term sustainable range,” said Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist at Zillow. Terrazas also mentioned that the markets that experienced the greatest deceleration in rent price growth were those that “moved most quickly to add units.” Another factor making saving for a down payment harder is continued home price growth across the nation. Home prices are up 8 percent over the year in May, reaching $216,000, according to Zillow. The greatest home price appreciation among the nation’s 35 largest metros took place in San Jose, California, where prices increased nearly 26 percent over the year. Las Vegas and Seattle also experienced steep inclines at 15.5 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Inventory, which can, of course, impact price growth, is on the decline. Zillow estimated that there are 5.3 percent fewer homes for sale this May than last May. Inventories dropped most drastically in Denver (-15 percent), Atlanta (-15 percent), and Pittsburgh (-13 percent). Zillow noted that mortgage rates ended lower in May than where they started—arriving at 4.29 percent, after starting off the month at 4.38 percent and peaking mid-month at 4.51 percent. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

The Industry Pulse: Updates on Ellie Mae, Optimal Blue, and More

first_img Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Ellie Mae Optimal Blue 2019-05-27 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Technology The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago From new technologies to new partnerships, catch the latest happenings in the industry in this update.Ellie Mae recently announced the expansion of Encompass Investor Connect with partnerships that now include 7 of the 10 largest correspondent investors and representing more than half of all closed loan delivery volume.Ellie Mae has established partnerships with correspondent investors AmeriHome, Flagstar Bank, Franklin American Mortgage, Mr. Cooper, NewRez (formerly New Penn Financial), TMS and Wells Fargo, as well as other top ten banks, with more partnerships to be announced in the coming quarters.Encompass Investor Connect is the secure system-to-system workflow between lenders and correspondent investors that ensures delivery of accurate and compliant loan packages as part of the Encompass Digital Lending Platform. It supports the needs of lenders and investors, removing the manual loan package delivery process by automating directly from the Encompass LOS to the investor. Ellie Mae states that this improves pricing tiers and purchase times while enhancing efficiency, accuracy and compliance.“We continue to see significant momentum with Encompass Investor Connect as we further our mission to help originators and purchasers achieve a true digital mortgage,” said Parvesh Sahi, SVP of Business Development for Ellie Mae. “With the majority of the largest correspondent investors as our partners, we represent more than half of closed loan delivery volume. Many providers only look at digitizing the front-end of the mortgage transaction. However, as we continue to look at digitizing the entire mortgage process, Encompass & Encompass Investor Connect is helping lenders and purchasers reduce costs and increase efficiencies that benefits all players in the mortgage ecosystem.”___________________________________________________________________________Optimal Blue, a provider of secondary marketing automation and services in the mortgage industry, recently the completion of a “lights-out” integration between its comprehensive hedge advisory and loan trading platforms. The announcement exemplifies Optimal Blue’s ongoing commitment to provide enterprise, end-to-end automation through superior technology with functional depth.This real-time integration uses a library of proprietary APIs to automate vital functions within the secondary marketing process that to date, have been increasingly complex and resource intensive. Further, the two-way integration builds on the workflow automation that is already established within the Optimal Blue platform.“We are thrilled to deliver this next generation of automation to our clients,” said John Ardy, VP of Resitrader by Optimal Blue. “More than half of our clients have already transitioned to the integrated platform and those that remain will be migrated over the next several months.” Optimal___________________________________________________________________________Anaheim, California-based mortgage services provider, Consolidated Analytics has been accepted to the Standard & Poor’s (S&P’s) list of approved third-party review (TPR) firms. The company said that the approval validated that Consolidated Analytics met S&P’s criteria for quality and independence of third-party reviews for U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS).The company will now appear in S&P’s Ratings Direct publication alongside other selected firms that meet S&P’s stringent assessment factors.“We never sacrifice quality,” said Arvin Wijay, CEO, Consolidated Analytics. “The S&P acceptance is a validation of the standards and best practices we have created across our entire organization. Standards that we’ve intentionally designed to exceed agency, market and client expectations for quality, independence, and transparency.”Prior to approval, S&P reviews and scrutinizes a range of processes, infrastructure, and business best practices such as compliance with underwriting guidelines, data integrity for loans, property valuation accuracy, regulatory compliance, and supporting technology capabilities. Once every 18 months, S&P updates its approved list of approved TPRs. Previous: Ellie Mae Expands Encompass Investor Connect Next: General Population Trails Servicemembers in Financial Well Being Tagged with: Ellie Mae Optimal Blue About Author: Seth Welborncenter_img May 27, 2019 1,369 Views Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Industry Pulse: Updates on Ellie Mae, Optimal Blue, and More Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Updates on Ellie Mae, Optimal Blue, and More Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Postlast_img read more

Donegal Deputy questions Justice Minister’s control of Gardai resources

first_img Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey By News Highland – November 19, 2013 Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter News Previous articleSinn Fein call for public access to Carrigart beach to be reinstatedNext articleOvernight snow and freezing temperatures leave roads in dangerous state News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Donegal Deputy questions Justice Minister’s control of Gardai resources WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Sinn Fein’s Justice Spokesperson says the fact that Gardaí will need an extra budget in order to stay running for the rest of the year proves that Justice Minister Alan Shatter is not in control of his brief.TDs will be asked to approve an extra 50 million euro in funding, after the Department of Justice said it had spent more than expected at the start of the year.It says it can keep the extra spend down to 32 million euro, and is blaming the overspend on the cost of policing events like the G8 summit.Donegal Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn says however that this gives the lie to Minister Shatter’s claims that he is providing adequate resources to gardai:[podcast][/podcast] Twitterlast_img read more