Ukraine regulator issues first licence to Cosmolot operator Spaceiks

first_img Tags: Kosmolot Spacex Licensing Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Online casino Licensing Regulation “I really do appreciate the team’s effort: the guys prepared for this day for several months. We should also pay tribute to the Commission – it’s great when a government authority works quickly and accurately.” The operator must now pay the UAH39m online licence fee, after which it may be awarded a five-year licence. In June, Oleg Marusyak – who introduced the Gambling Act – filed a new tax bill, 2713-D. This would set a 5% GGR tax on bookmaking, 10% for online gambling and for lotteries and 12.5% for slot machines. However, it is unclear if this proposal will be put into place as four earlier tax bills had been introduced, and the Rada may choose to pass another new one. Spaceiks applied for a licence in December 2020, and though the Commission initially required further information on Spaceiks’ ownership structure in order to ensure it met the requirement that licensees are based in Ukraine, it nonetheless became the first operator to be approved. According to reports in Ukraine, Spaceiks LLC operates the Cosmolot brand, which was once owned by the country’s National Lottery but was discontinued in 2019. “Obtaining a license is an important step,” he said. “The road to legalization has been long, but the creation of a white market is totally worth it. The act includes certain location restrictions on operators. As well as needing to form a Ukraine-based business to receive a licence, operators must not have a Russian resident or citizen act as a shareholder or Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO). “Yesterday at the KRAIL meeting the application of Spaceiks LLC to obtain a license to organise and conduct gambling casinos on the Internet was considered,” the regulator said. “After reviewing the documents, the application was approved.” Ukraine regulator issues first licence to Cosmolot operator Spaceiks AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Cosmolot chief executive Sergey Potapov said he was excited to finally see the start of Ukraine’s regulated market after a long journey to legalisation. Ukraine’s Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (KRAIL) has approved the first licence under the country’s 2020 Gambling Act, an online casino licence for operator Spaceiks. Bookmakers’ licence fees will be UAH70.8m while the fee for casinos in hotels in Kyiv will be UAH141.6m, while elsewhere this fee is UAH70.8m. The licence fee for online poker is UAH23.7m. Tax rates have still not been finalised, however, despite several different tax bills all being introduced.In June 2020, Regions: Ukraine Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Ukraine’s gambling act – which allowed online gambling, bookmaking, slot halls and land-based casinos located in hotels – was signed into law in August 2020 after Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, passed it in a 248-95 vote at the second reading the previous month. 3rd February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Addresslast_img read more

Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgTurnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTurnstar Holdings Limited is a property investment company operating in Botswana and Tanzania. The company mainly invests in retail property, with some investment in commercial, residential and industrial properties. Turnstar Holdings Limited has maximised its property performance through proactive asset management, property management and leasing. Its diversified property portfolio includes prime retail destinations in Botswana: Game City Shopping Centre, one of the largest and busiest in Gaborone; Nzano Shopping Centre in Francistown; Supa Save Mall in Gaborone; and Mlimani Shopping Centre, a major retail destination in Dar Es Salaam. Turnstar Holdings Limited acquired its first office in Dubai in 2017, located in a prime real estate area between Al-Basari and Dubai Legends.last_img read more

Integrity elects new president

first_imgIntegrity elects new president Posted Oct 10, 2014 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI People Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Barbara Ross says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (2) October 10, 2014 at 4:13 pm Congratulations, Matt! Integrity is fortunate to have you as the new president! Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ October 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm I echo Barbara Ross’ comment.Blessings Matt [Integrity USA press release] Integrity USA is pleased to announce the special election of Matt Haines as President of the Board of Directors.Haines will guide Integrity as it celebrates its 40th anniversary year, leading into the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah June 25-July 3, 2015. Prior to this position, he held the title of Vice President of Local Affairs for Integrity USA.For the first time in several years, Integrity has elected a non-ordained individual to lead the board. His service to Integrity and the LGBTQ community has been extensive: he has also served as the Provincial Coordinator for Province VIII, Portland Diocesan Organizer, Lead Facilitator and Ex-Officio Board member of Rainbow Youth of Salem Oregon, and much work at the diocesan and parish level.The election featured Haines and the Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton, both of whom recognized the desire to celebrate Integrity’s successes of that past 40 years with the needs and mission of the coming 40 years. Haines specifically spoke of renewal and the inclusion of all members of the LGBTQ community, in addition to the issues of marriage equality, and the involvement at all levels of the Episcopal Church.Haines will serve out a vacancy created by the departure of Rev Dr. Caro Hall, and will retain his position through October 1, 2015. He has released a statement “Renewal in Grace and Communion” at the “Walking With Integrity” blog. You may find it at this link.Integrity is a member-supported nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] Episcopalians and straight friends. Since its founding by Dr. Louie Crew in 1974, Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and equal access to its rites. Integrity activities include advocacy, worship, fellowship, education, communication, outreach, and service to the church. Through Integrity’s evangelism, thousands of LGBT people, estranged from the Episcopal Church and other denominations, have returned to parish life. Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Rt. Rev. Sandy Hampton says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Executive Council: Opening remarks from the President of the House…

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Oct 9, 2020 Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Executive Council, Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Executive Council October 2020, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 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 Featured Jobs & Calls House of Deputies, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET President of the House of Deputies Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Executive Council: Opening remarks from the President of the House of Deputies Rector Knoxville, TN [October 9, 2020] The following are the opening remarks of President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings at the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, currently meeting virtually through October 12.The 50th Anniversary of Women in the House of Deputies: Executive Council Opening RemarksOctober 9, 2020Hello, and welcome to this online meeting of Executive Council. I continue to be grateful to all of you, and to everyone across the church, who is learning new technology and embracing new ways of gathering so we can keep each other safe.I’m particularly pleased that during this meeting, we will welcome the Rev. Chris Rankin-Williams, chair of the House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church. He will present the committee’s innovative proposal on the 2020 parochial report and how we can use it to gather data about the state of the church during COVID-19.Earlier this week, which seems like a decade ago, I saw a tweet that speaks to the dizzying and disorienting pace of our world right now:The year 2072: “What did you study in college?” “I majored in October 1–8, 2020.” “That seems really broad. Did you focus on anything within that?”While I don’t know if our great-grandchildren will really major in this week, it truly is very difficult right now to know what is actually happening and what deserves our attention. It’s even increasingly hard to know what is true, especially in the wild world of social media.You may remember that in February of this year—a time that seemed COVID-free, even though we now know that it was not—Executive Council passed Resolution MB016, titled “Misinformation and Elections.” Friends, it’s time to put that resolution into action. Misinformation about the upcoming election is rampant on social media and is being promulgated by some of the highest officials in the land.Maybe, like me, you are spending more time on social media during the pandemic as a way to stay connected to friends, family and colleagues. Maybe you’re also online just trying to make sense of what’s happening. If so, please know that church leaders are in an excellent position to help counter election misinformation in some simple and effective ways. Please read and share the Office of Government Relations’ toolkit titled “Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News: Why Do We Care?” And be sure to vote and encourage other people to vote. The welfare of God’s people depends on it.You’ll be glad to know that I haven’t just spent the last week scrolling Twitter. I’ve also been researching the history of another momentous vote—one that happened at General Convention. On October 12, 1970—50 years ago this Monday—twenty-nine women were seated in the House of Deputies after the second reading of an amendment to the Constitution of The Episcopal Church to allow them was approved by both houses of General Convention. Do you know the story?The Episcopal Church began discussing whether to seat women in the House of Deputies in 1913, and until recently, I thought we didn’t get the job done until 1970. But I was wrong. For one convention, in 1946, a woman named Elizabeth Huntington Dyer from the Diocese of Missouri was seated in the House of Deputies.Her bishop, Bishop William Scarlett, put her up to it. She was the sister of a priest and the niece of a bishop, and the people who wanted to see women take their place in the councils of the church thought she’d be hard to turn away.Mrs. Dyer served at that convention, but by 1949, the opposition had organized. Four duly elected women—one each from the Dioceses of Nebraska, Olympia, Missouri and Puerto Rico—were denied seats in the House of Deputies, and the convention decided to handle the problem in that most Anglican of ways—appointing a commission. Its formal name was the “Joint Commission to Consider the Problem of Giving the Women of the Church a Voice in the Legislation of the General Convention.” Its report is in the Journal of the 1952 General Convention, and I can assure you that it makes excellent stay-at-home reading.Alas, the Joint Commission to Consider the Problem of Giving the Women of the Church a Voice in the Legislation of the General Convention did not solve the problem it was convened to address. In fact, every General Convention between 1943 and 1964 rejected resolutions to seat women.Some of you know the rest of the story. It was money that finally got the job done. You can read about it in Pamela Darling’s book New Wine, but in short, the women of the Triennial controlled the money raised by the United Thank Offering, and the budget of the church needed it. In 1964, “Bishop Lichtenberger spoke in firm tones to a joint session of the 1964 General Convention, pointing out to the assembled men the contradiction inherent in their refusal to seat women in spite of their willingness to accept nearly $5 million from the United Thank Offering.” But the men didn’t like the Presiding Bishop’s attempt to influence the House of Deputies, and they refused to budge. It’s amazing what you find by reading General Convention journals!At the next General Convention, in 1967, the deputies finally gave way. At that convention, Mrs. Lueta Bailey of the Diocese of Atlanta was presiding officer of the Triennial meeting. Some of you may have known Mrs. Bailey, of blessed memory. She had to lock the doors of the Triennial meeting hall to keep out the men of the church who wanted to tell the women what to do. On September 19, 1967, she became the first woman to address the House of Deputies after the required constitutional amendment was adopted on first reading. While she was speaking, word arrived that the House of Bishops had concurred with passage of the constitutional amendment.Three years later, on October 12, 1970 at the 1970 General Convention in Houston, 29 women, including Mrs. Bailey, were seated as deputies following a second affirmative vote in both houses. It was unanimous in the House of Bishops, and only one deputy, from the Diocese of Rhode Island, voted no. President John Coburn invited Mrs. Bailey to speak to the house again that day, after addressing the House, for the first time, with the words, ‘Ladies and gentlemen.”Inspired by the New York Times’ Overlooked series of obituaries, I began looking into how we remember the women who broke the barrier and gave women the vote in the Episcopal Church. The House of Deputies Rules of Order call for a necrology, now referred to as a Memorial Roll, to be read and entered into the Journal at each General Convention to honor members of the House who have died. It appears that most of the women seated in 1946 and 1970 have not been included.As the first ordained woman to serve as president of the House of Deputies, it will be my honor to rectify this omission when the Memorial Roll is read at the 80th General Convention, whenever it may be.Friends, these are sobering times in which to live and witness to the gospel, as the Presiding Bishop has so eloquently stated. Truth matters. Voting matters. History matters. May God grant us wisdom and courage for the facing of this hour.photo from the Archives of the Episcopal Church: Twenty-eight new female delegates are formally welcomed to the House of Deputies by President of the House, Rev. John Coburn, at the start of the 1970 General Convention.El Consejo ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal: palabras de apertura de la Presidente de la Cámara de los Diputados[9 de octubre de 2020] Siguen las palabras de apertura de la Presidente de la Cámara de los Diputados, Gay Clark Jennings, en el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal, que actualmente se reúne virtualmente hasta el 12 de octubre.El 50 aniversario de la mujer en la Cámara de los Diputados:Palabras de apertura del Consejo Ejecutivo9 de octubre de 2020Hola, y bienvenidos a esta reunión en línea del Consejo Ejecutivo. Sigo estando agradecida con todos ustedes y con todos en la Iglesia, que están aprendiendo nuevas tecnologías y adoptando nuevas formas de reunión para que podamos mantenernos seguros.Me complace particularmente que durante esta reunión, le daremos la bienvenida al reverendo Chris Rankin-Williams, presidente del Comité de la Cámara de los Diputados sobre el estado de la Iglesia. Presentará la propuesta innovadora del comité sobre el informe parroquial de 2020 y cómo podemos utilizarlo para recopilar datos sobre el estado de la Iglesia durante COVID-19.A principios de esta semana, que parece que fue hace una década, [vi un tweet] que habla del ritmo vertiginoso y desorientador de nuestro mundo en este momento:El año 2072: “¿Qué estudiaste en la universidad?” “Me especialicé del 1 al 8 deoctubre de 2020”. “Eso parece muy amplio. ¿Te centraste en algo dentro de eso?”Si bien no sé si nuestros bisnietos realmente se especializarán en esta semana, realmente es muy difícil en este momento saber qué está sucediendo realmente y qué merece nuestra atención. Incluso cada vez es más difícil saber qué es verdad, especialmente en el salvaje mundo de las redes sociales.Tal vez recuerden que en febrero de este año, un momento que parecía libre de COVID, aunque ahora sabemos que no lo era, el Consejo Ejecutivo aprobó la Resolución MB016, titulada “Información errónea y elecciones”. Amigos, es hora de poner en práctica esa resolución. La desinformación sobre las próximas elecciones es desenfrenada en las redes sociales y está siendo promulgada por algunos de los más altos funcionarios del país.Tal vez, como yo, estén empleando más tiempo en las redes sociales durante la pandemia como una forma de mantenerse conectado con amigos, familiares y colegas. Quizás también estén en línea simplemente tratando de encontrarle sentido a lo que está sucediendo. Si es así, sepan que los líderes de la Iglesia se encuentran en una excelente posición para ayudar a contrarrestar la información errónea de las elecciones de una manera simple y efectiva. Lean y compartan el conjunto de herramientas de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales titulado: “Información errónea, desinformación, noticias falsas: ¿por qué nos importa?” [solo disponible en inglés] Y asegúrense de votar y animen a otras personas a votar. El bienestar del pueblo de Dios depende de ello.Les alegrará saber que no he pasado la última semana navegando por Twitter. También he estado investigando la historia de otra votación trascendental, una que ocurrió en la Convención General, el 12 de octubre de 1970, hace 50 años este lunes, veintinueve mujeres se sentaron en la Cámara de los Diputados después de que la segunda lectura de una enmienda a la Constitución de la Iglesia Episcopal aprobada por ambas cámaras de la Convención General se lo permitiera. ¿Conocen la historia?La Iglesia Episcopal comenzó a discutir si colocar a las mujeres en la Cámara de los Diputados en 1913 y, hasta hace poco, pensé que no lo lograríamos hasta 1970. Pero estaba equivocada. Para una convención, en 1946, una mujer llamada Elizabeth Huntington Dyer de la Diócesis de Missouri estuvo sentada en la Cámara de los Diputados.Su obispo, el obispo William Scarlett, la instó a hacerlo. Era hermana de un sacerdote y sobrina de un obispo, y los que querían que las mujeres ocuparan su lugar en los concilios de la Iglesia pensaban que sería difícil rechazarla.La Sra. Dyer sirvió en esa convención, pero en 1949, la oposición se había organizado. A cuatro mujeres debidamente elegidas, de las Diócesis de Nebraska, Olympia, Missouri y Puerto Rico, se les negaron escaños en la Cámara de los Diputados y la convención decidió manejar el problema de la manera más anglicana: nombrando una comisión. Su título formal fue “Comisión conjunta para considerar el problema de dar a las mujeres de la Iglesia una voz en la legislación de la Convención General”. Su informe se encuentra en el Diario de la Convención General de 1952 y puedo asegurarles que es una excelente lectura para quedarse en casa.Lamentablemente, la Comisión Conjunta para considerar el problema de dar voz a las mujeres de la Iglesia en la legislación de la Convención General no resolvió el problema para el que fue convocada. De hecho, todas las Convenciones Generales entre 1943 y 1964 rechazaron las resoluciones para dar lugar a las mujeres.Algunos de ustedes conocen el resto de la historia. Fue el dinero lo que finalmente hizo el trabajo. Pueden leer sobre esto en el libro New Wine de Pamela Darling, pero en resumen, las mujeres de la trienal controlaban el dinero recaudado por la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias, y el presupuesto de la Iglesia lo necesitaba. En 1964, “el obispo Lichtenberger habló en tono firme en una sesión conjunta de la Convención General de 1964, señalando a los hombres reunidos la contradicción inherente a su negativa a sentar mujeres a pesar de su disposición a aceptar casi 5 millones de dólares de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias”. Pero a los hombres no les gustó el intento del obispo presidente de influir en la Cámara de los Diputados y se negaron a ceder. ¡Es asombroso lo que se encuentra leyendo los diarios de la Convención General!En la próxima Convención General, en 1967, los diputados finalmente cedieron. En esa convención, la Sra. Lueta Bailey de la Diócesis de Atlanta presidía la reunión trienal. Algunos de ustedes pueden haber conocido a la Sra. Bailey, de bendita memoria. Tuvo que cerrar con llave las puertas del salón de reuniones de la trienal para mantener alejados a los hombres de la Iglesia que querían decirles a las mujeres qué hacer. El 19 de septiembre de 1967, se convirtió en la primera mujer en dirigirse a la Cámara de los Diputados después de que la enmienda constitucional requerida fuera adoptada en la primera lectura. Mientras hablaba, llegó la noticia de que la Cámara de los Obispos había estado de acuerdo con la aprobación de la enmienda constitucional.Tres años más tarde, el 12 de octubre de 1970 en la Convención General de 1970 en Houston, 29 mujeres, incluida la Sra. Bailey, se sentaron como diputadas después de un segundo voto afirmativo en ambas cámaras. Fue unánime en la Cámara de los Obispos, y solo un diputado, de la Diócesis de Rhode Island, votó no. El presidente John Coburn invitó a la Sra. Bailey a hablar en la cámara nuevamente ese día, después de dirigirse a la Cámara, por primera vez, con las palabras “Damas y caballeros”.Inspirada por la serie de obituarios pasados por alto del New York Times  [solo disponible en inglés], comencé a investigar cómo recordamos a las mujeres que rompieron la barrera y dieron a las mujeres el voto en la Iglesia Episcopal. Las Reglas de Orden de la Cámara de los Diputados exigen que una necrología, ahora conocida como Lista Conmemorativa, se lea e ingrese en el Diario en cada Convención General para honrar a los miembros de la Cámara que han fallecido. Parece que la mayoría de las mujeres sentadas en 1946 y 1970 no han sido incluidas.Como la primera mujer ordenada en servir como presidente de la Cámara de los Diputados, será un honor para mí rectificar esta omisión cuando se lea el Registro Conmemorativo en la 80ª Convención General, siempre que sea posible.Amigos, estos son tiempos aleccionadores para vivir y dar testimonio del evangelio, como el Obispo Presidente ha dicho tan elocuentemente. La verdad importa. La votación es importante. La historia importa. Que Dios nos conceda sabiduría y valentía para afrontar esta hora.foto de los Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal: El presidente de la Cámara, el Rev. John Coburn, dio la bienvenida formal a las veintiocho nuevas delegadas a la Cámara de los Diputados, al comienzo de la Convención General de 1970.On the web/En la red:Episcopal Church Executive Council: opening remarks from the President of the House of DeputiesEl Consejo ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal: palabras de apertura de la Presidente de la Cámara de los Diputados< Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

Embassy protectors continue defense of Bolivarian Venezuela in Philadelphia

first_imgFour members of the Embassy Protection Collective — Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, Adriene Pine and David Paul — spoke in Philadelphia on Jan. 28. They were there to spread awareness about their struggle for Bolivarian Venezuela, as well as raise money for their ongoing court battle against the criminal Trump administration. The event was sponsored by the Coalición Fortaleza Latina PA, Black Alliance for Peace, the International Action Center and Workers World Party.Philadelphia, Jan. 28. On April 24, 2019, the democratically elected president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, recalled his diplomatic staff from the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C. He gave the keys to a group called the Embassy Protection Collective in hopes that they could occupy and hold the embassy until a protective power agreement could come into play. That legal action would have prevented U.S.-backed anti-Maduro forces from taking over the embassy.While inside, the embassy protectors were besieged by a pro-U.S. coup mob that refused to let anyone come through with food or water. The coup opposition in Venezuela is characterized by extreme right-wing positions on race and class, including promoting anti-Indigenous genocide. The opposition in D.C. frequently displayed these attitudes, exhibiting homophobia, transphobia, racism and sexism as well as committing physical and sexual violence. Many of the opposition mob looked like they had come for a vacation or on business, with some of them in suits and ties. On May 16, 2019, the four embassy protectors remaining in the building — Zeeze, Flowers, Pine and Paul — were arrested under U.S. law, in violation of the Vienna Convention, which affirms the sovereign integrity of a nation’s embassyThese protectors now face an uphill court battle where it is anticipated that the judge will not allow them a “discovery phase” for evidence — thus setting up a show trial to guarantee they are convicted. The documents the embassy protectors seek to submit in discovery would prove their innocence under international law. Information the jury would not be able to know includes that the four were allowed to be there by the democratically elected Maduro administration, which held sovereign power over the embassy.  At their Philadelphia presentation, the four talked about their experiences not only in the embassy but also when they travelled to Venezuela. Flowers noted, “What we hear in the United States about Venezuela is basically the complete opposite of the reality down there.”  – Report and photo by Scott WarrenFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Radio host gunned down in front of his children in Mazar-e-Sharif

first_imgNews Follow the news on Afghanistan Receive email alerts AfghanistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further May 3, 2021 Find out more News News News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that 27-year-old local radio host Kaled Aghah Yaghubi was gunned down in front of his children in his home in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of the northern province of Balkh, on 13 July. His murder comes amid a continuing wave of violence against journalists.“They rang on his front door at around 1 p.m.,” said Ahmad Fahim Hagh Bin, the manager of Radio Lahzeh, the local station that Yaghubi worked for. “As soon as his four-year-old son opened the door, the gunmen looked around the room for Yaghubi and then opened fire.”The police said he sustained a gunshot wound to the throat and died while being taken to hospital.Yaghubi had worked for the station since 2010 and had recently begun hosting a programme called Tak Tak (One by One) about social problems. Balkh provincial police chief Abdolrahman Rahimi said the police had begun their investigation and would find the murderers.“We offer our condolences to Yaghubi’s family and colleagues, and we urge the Afghan government to conduct a proper investigation into his murder in order to identify the perpetrators and instigators as quickly as possible,” said Réza Moïni, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran-Afghanistan desk.“We remind the authorities that the impunity enjoyed by those responsible for acts of violence against journalists is one of the reasons why this violence is currently on the rise.”Yaghubi was the fourth journalist to be killed in Afghanistan since the start of the year. In its latest report, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) noted a 24 per cent increase in the number of civilians killed or wounded in attacks or other acts of violence in the first six months of 2014.A wave of violence since the first round of the presidential election on 5 April has been claiming a growing number of victims, including journalists. Reporters Without Borders has registered 27 cases of physical violence or threats against journalists by local authorities, supporters of candidates, police or Taliban in Mazar-e-Sharif, Kandahar, Herat, Ghazni, Kabul and other regions.Six journalists were the victims of targeted or indirect violence from 2nd of July to 14 July. The latest victim was Seifolah Mafton of the independent news agency Pajhwok. He was attacked on 14 July by armed men, who beat him badly before taking his equipment. Bashir Ahmad Nadem, another Pajhwok journalist, was injured by a Taliban bomb attack on a police post in the city of Kandahar on 3 July. Edrice Amini of Saghi TV, a local station in the city of Herat, was attacked by two individuals on 2 July shortly after hosting several programmes on electoral fraud. Bodyguards of the governor of Ghazni province roughed up Rahmat Marjan Kheil of the local news agency Rana on 1 July. On the day of the second round, 14 June, supporters of one of the candidates attacked Mitra TV journalist Shamssoldin Shamss, in Mazar-e-Sharif. The authorities did not register his complaint against his assailants.Despite this wave of attacks, Afghan journalists continue to play an important and responsible role in covering the presidential election and the post-election crisis.At the same time, there have been two key decisions favouring freedom of information in Afghanistan. The parliament adopted a law on access to information on 30 June. And the Council of State advised against a proposal by certain politicians for censoring the Internet and social networks to prevent the political crisis getting out of control.Afghanistan is ranked 128th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. This year’s fourth fatal victim of a growing wave of violence against journalists RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan RSF_en Organisation Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Help by sharing this information AfghanistanAsia – Pacific July 16, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio host gunned down in front of his children in Mazar-e-Sharif March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Studying Home-Price Growth

first_img Tagged with: CoreLogic Corelogic Case-Shiller Home Values Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post June 25, 2019 878 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago CoreLogic Corelogic Case-Shiller Home Values 2019-06-25 Mike Albanese Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Studying Home-Price Growth Home / Daily Dose / Studying Home-Price Growth Previous: Are Fannie and Freddie “Systemically Important”? Next: Gauging Investor Opinion Home price gains fell in the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index (HPI), with April’s gain coming in at 3.5%, a drop from 3.7% the month prior. April’s report is the 13th consecutive month of slowing home-price growth, which is now at its lowest level of growth since September 2012.The 10-City Composite, increase, though, rose slightly from 2.2% to 2.3% in April, and the 20-City Composite recorded a 2.5% year-over-year increase, which is down from 2.6% from the prior month. “The U.S. housing market is showing signs the cooldown may end within the next few months. While the slowdown is now in its 13th consecutive month, half of the country’s markets are now seeing an increase in home price appreciation from March to April,” said Ralph B. McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Economist and Executive of Research and Insights for CoreLogic. “This suggests the great cooldown of 2018-2019 might be coming to an end. Coupled with mortgage rates falling to 18-month lows, it seems the housing market frost is poised to thaw quickly this summer.”According to the report, Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix, Arizona, and Tampa, Florida, reported the largest gains from 2018. Las Vegas had the highest increase in the nation at 7.1%, and was followed by Phoenix’s 6% increase. Tampa reported a 5.6% increase. Nine of the 20 cities had larger price increases in the year ending April 2019, than in March 2019. Last month’s Case-Shiller HPI had the same three cities leading the way in home price growth. Las Vegas recorded abn increase of 8.2%, Phoenix had growth of 6.1% and Tampa’s home values grew by 5.3%. “The Case-Shiller Home Price Index is a lagging indicator of conditions in the housing market.  As a result, even though home sales and housing starts have rebounded, home price growth continued to slow in the past few months,” said Tian Liu, Chief Economist at Genworth Mortgage Insurance. “However, a rebound in the housing market must include a stabilization, followed by a rebound in home price growth, shown in April’s data.  Many homebuyers have taken advantage of the lower interest rate environment by taking out bigger mortgages. That extra purchasing power is finally showing up in home prices.”last_img read more

Sinn Fein leader calls for public inquiry into Eddie Fullerton murder

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleWatch/Listen: Kosovar Sadiki & Karl O’Sullivan ReactionNext article“It’s good to get three points”- Ciaran Coll News Highland WhatsApp Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook The Sinn Fein leader has called for an independent public inquiry into the murder of Eddie Fullerton.Councillor Eddie Fullerton was shot dead by loyalists in his Buncrana home in 1991.In an online tribute to mark the 30th anniversary of his death, Mary Lou McDonald said his biggest achievement is the Eddie Fullerton dam.Deputy McDonald says she fully supports the Fullerton family’s call for a public inquiry:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/maryloueddie.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Sinn Fein leader calls for public inquiry into Eddie Fullerton murder Pinterest By News Highland – May 22, 2021 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Arranmore Island Co-op receives funding for Blueway study

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleDeclan Bonner says it’s tough on those who can’t attend Ulster FinalNext articleCrash at local school sparks fresh safety fears News Highland center_img Arranmore Island Co-op receives funding for Blueway study Google+ Facebook By News Highland – November 19, 2020 The Arranmore Island Co-op has received funding to carry out a study on a proposed Blueway project.The initiative would extended the greenway in Burtonport onto Arranmore via the ferry, offering a walking or cycling route from a mainland setting to an inhabited offshore island.Cllr Michael Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig says this would complement the Arranmore foreshore development project which has just gone to tender, encompassing a car park, a playground and outdoor performance area.He’s confident funding will be forthcoming to finish the Blueway project:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/michaelblu1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Pioneer Museum invites all to Sacred Harp Singing

first_img Published 9:24 pm Thursday, February 20, 2014 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pioneer Museum invites all to Sacred Harp Singing Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author The Pioneer Museum of Alabama will host an all-day Sacred Harp Sing from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday and everyone is invited to come sing along or just sit, listen and enjoy.Ken Sundberg, organizer of the fifth Sacred Harp Sing at the museum, said between 40 and 60 singers are expected.“The singers come from all across Alabama and from Florida and Georgia,” Sundberg said. “We posted an invitation on the fasola.org website so we’ve invited anyone in the country who enjoys Sacred Harp singing to join us.”Sundberg said the first three singings at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama were held the second Saturday in February but there was a conflict with a big Sacred Harp Sing in Minnesota.“Some of our singers wanted to go up there so we moved ours to the fourth Saturday in February and I don’t think that we’ll change again,” he said. “We want this Sacred Harp Sing to become an annual event.”While visitors to the Sacred Harp Sing are welcome, Sundberg said the singings are not performances. There are no rehearsals and no separate seats for an audience.“The singers sit in a hollow square formation with each part – alto, bass, treble, and tenor – taking a side,” Sundberg said. “The songs are sung a cappella and each person has an opportunity to lead a song if they would like. The singing is loud and lively.”Sundberg said interest and participation is Sacred Harp Singing is increasing.“Sacred Harp is rooted in Southern gospel music and dates back to the early 18th century,” he said. “It’s uniquely American and, as more people are finding out about it, more people are participating.”When David Ivey of Huntsville was named a recipient of a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship, Sacred Harp Singing was brought into the national spotlight.The awards ceremony and the concert featuring all recipients were held in Washington D.C.“David Ivey took a group of Sacred Harp singers from Alabama to sing with him. It was a group of singers that we’re with all the time as we move around to different Sacred Harp singings,” Sundberg said.“This recognition did a lot to generate interest in Sacred Harp singing in Alabama and across the country.”However, many people have never heard or even heard of Sacred Harp singing. Harp is an old word for hymnal.“We invite those who are interested in knowing more to come to the Pioneer Museum of Alabama on Saturday,” Sundberg said. “But the Sacred Harp Sing is not a church meeting so there will be no sitting in the back. And, if you want to sing along, just find a place in the square and join in. You’ll be surrounded by singers that will guide you. And, if you miss a syllable or two, you won’t be the only one.” You Might Like Picture perfect MESSENGER PHOTO | JAINE TREADWELL Pinckard Vault and Marble Works sent its A-Team to install the new gallery plaques at… read morecenter_img Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Next Up By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Articlelast_img read more