Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgShumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.last_img read more

Forget Cash ISAs! I think the Lloyds share price is a better buy

first_img The best interest rate for a flexible Cash ISA on the market at the moment is a pretty dismal 1.31%. The good news is, savers don’t have to accept this low level of income. Indeed, most FTSE 100 stocks offer higher dividend yields. Lloyds Bank (LSE: LLOY) is just one example.Income investingLloyds is the UK’s largest mortgage lender, and it’s rapidly becoming one of the FTSE 100’s top income stocks. Over the past decade, the group has transformed itself from a basket case that required a state bailout, into one of the most profitable banks in Europe.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…This transition has yielded attractive returns (relative to the Cash ISA) for the lender’s investors. Over the past decade, the stock has produced a total return of 3.5% per annum. But this looks set to change. In the past two years, Lloyds has switched from being a recovery stock to an income play.An income investmentThanks to its efforts to rebuild the bank, management no longer needs to keep a close eye on the balance sheet. As a result, Lloyds has been able to hike distributions to investors.Special dividends have become commonplace, and the company’s total dividend yield was 5.8% in 2019. This year, the City is forecasting an overall yield of 6.1%. That’s nearly five times higher than the best Cash ISA interest rate on the market.Risks on the horizonThat said, this isn’t an investment without risks. Lloyds’ performance is tied to that of the UK economy, specifically the UK housing market. If house prices drop and defaults increase suddenly, the bank is going to have to curtail payout to shareholders.However, it looks as if the chances of Lloyds being forced to cut its dividend are low. Every year, the Bank of England carries out a stress test on the UK’s major financial institutions. The testing aims to establish how strong the balance sheets of these financial service businesses are and prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. In the latest stress test, policymakers tested Lloyds’ balance sheet to see if it could withstand a 33% decline in home prices over three years. The bank passed with flying colours.This suggests even in the most severe economic downturn, Lloyds will remain solvent. While it might have to cut its dividend temporarily, the results of the tests show that over the long term, Lloyds’ dividend yield is here to stay.An ISA replacementTherefore, if you’re looking for an alternative for the Cash ISA to stash your hard-earned savings, the Lloyds share price could be a good bet. In addition to its dividend potential, the stock is dealing at a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 7.6, which suggests it offers a wide margin of safety at current levels. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 3rd February, 2020 | More on: LLOY Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget Cash ISAs! I think the Lloyds share price is a better buylast_img read more

Forget a Cash ISA! I’d buy the best UK shares to make a million from the stock market crash

first_img Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. When the FTSE 100 tumbled 32% in the depths of the sell-off, many investors got cold feet. The mass exodus away from the stock market and into alternative assets and savings accounts was prompted by plunging share prices and economic uncertainty. But while accounts such as a Cash ISA offer certainty and safety, they certainly won’t enable you to effectively grow your wealth. Instead, I’d invest in the best UK shares on the market to build a tidy retirement pot.Abysmal Cash ISA ratesDon’t get me wrong. A Cash ISA can come in extremely handy when saving for short-term goals such as a house deposit. But for anything above and beyond that, they are practically useless.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The atrocious interest rates on most of these savings accounts means that, in real terms, your hard-earned money is actually losing its purchasing power. Over time, this can have a seriously damaging effect on your savings. Moreover, expect a far smaller retirement pot than if you directed your cash elsewhere.What’s more, the UK bank rate looks set to remain at rock-bottom in order to bolster economic recovery. So, it doesn’t look like the rates on the majority of Cash ISAs will be improving any time soon. With that in mind, I urge those saving for the long term to consider investing in a Stocks and Shares ISA. But why?Buying the best UK shares in a S&S ISAHistorically, the stock market has delivered a far superior return than a Cash ISA over lengthy periods. For example, over the last 30 years, the FTSE 100 Index has averaged an 8% annualised return.While investing in shares is almost guaranteed to be more volatile, those who stomached the additional risk in the past have always been rewarded handsomely in the long run. For example, let’s say you invest £500 a month for exactly 30 years. Assuming an annual return of 8%, your investment pot will have grown in value to £708,821.To make a million, however, you’re going to have to beat the average return of the FTSE 100, which is easier said than done. To illustrate though, after 34 years of investing £350 a month, with an annual return of 10%, your investment would be worth £1,086,038.Although remember, you should only invest in shares if you’re willing to hold for the long term. That’s at least five years, but ideally even longer. The larger your investment horizon, the more time you have to ride out temporary market downswings. Additionally, a longer time frame aids the process of compounding, which has a huge impact on returns, as illustrated above.As such, buying some of the UK’s best shares and holding them in an investment ISA is a far superior way to build long-term wealth, in my view. Money in a Cash ISA seems wasted when it could work much harder for you in the stock market. Matthew Dumigan | Saturday, 4th July, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE 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. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Forget a Cash ISA! I’d buy the best UK shares to make a million from the stock market crash See all posts by Matthew Dumigan Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50last_img read more

I reckon this Covid-resistant investment is one of the best UK shares to buy now

first_img Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 6th October, 2020 | More on: YOU Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Not many companies can say this: “We have not seen any material impact from the COVID-19 pandemic thus far.” But that’s just what YouGov (LSE: YOU) said in today’s full-year results report. And I reckon that kind of resistance to the effects of the pandemic makes it one of the best UK shares to buy now.In fairness, the international research and data analytics company went on to say it recognises that marketing budgets may come under pressure if the current pandemic “prolongs”.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…But that assessment hasn’t stopped the firm posting some barnstorming numbers for the trading year to 31 July.Indeed, revenue rose by 12% compared to the prior year and adjusted earnings per share shot up by 21%. And, in a measure of the confidence and optimism radiating from the boardroom, the directors slapped a full 25% on the full-year dividend – impressive!Why I think YouGov is one of several UK shares to buy nowAnd that’s the kind of performance we’ve become used to from YouGov. In its 20-year history, the company has delivered phenomenal growth. A glance at the financial and trading record reveals well-balanced annual increases in revenue, earnings, cash flow and shareholder dividends.Indeed, if you’d been prescient enough to have bought the shares near 37p around 10 years ago, I reckon you’d be pleased with your investment. Today, the stock changes hands at 938p.The finances are in good shape and there’s a net cash position on the balance sheet. Meanwhile, City analysts following the firm predict a continuation of the growth pattern. They’ve pencilled in a healthy double-digit-percentage increase in earnings for the current trading year to July 2021.On top of that, it’s hard to fault the company’s quality metrics. Indeed, the operating margin and return-on-capital figures are running in chunky double digits.Looking ahead, it’s clear from today’s report the directors have a well-thought-out plan for further growth. Meanwhile, trading in the current year has started “in line with the Board’s expectations.” Chief executive and co-founder Stephen Shakespeare said in the report the company made “good” strategic progress in the year “with the UK and US continuing to be our key revenue and profit drivers.”Geographical diversity and potentialTo put that in perspective, around 49% of adjusted operating profit came from the US in the period and 40% from the UK. Indeed, the company derives big business from each side of the ‘pond’. And I find the geographic diversity to be reassuring.My assumption is YouGov will enjoy a bright future of expansion in both areas with potential to ramp up operations in the rest of the world as well.Meanwhile, as we might expect, quality enterprises like this don’t come cheap. With the shares at 938p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for the trading year to July 2021 is just above 50.However, the high-looking valuation hasn’t stopped this share delivering for its shareholders, and I’d consider buying it now. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.center_img I reckon this Covid-resistant investment is one of the best UK shares to buy now Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Kevin Godbold 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Copper stocks: should I buy Antofagasta or Atalaya Mining?

first_img Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Kirsteen Mackay | Friday, 11th June, 2021 | More on: ANTO Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Copper stocks: should I buy Antofagasta or Atalaya Mining? Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation nowcenter_img Image source: Getty Images. 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. With the global transition to green energy well under way, several commodity prices have risen on the prospect of rising demand. Copper is one of them. The price of copper has soared 74% in the past year. In addition, the pandemic caused problems with supply chains leading to a dip in copper supplies, also pushing the price up.Mining stocks are risky and cyclical in nature but as the price of commodities has risen, so have the values of many FTSE-listed miners. So should I consider investing in Antofagasta (LSE:ANTO) or Atalaya Mining (LSE:ATYM), or have I missed the boat?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The Antofagasta share price takes a hit.Based in Chile, where 25% of the world’s copper reserves lie, Antofagasta operates four copper mines in the region. Two of these also produce molybdenum and gold as by-products.The Antofagasta share price has fallen 20% in the past month. Perhaps some investors are profit-taking. Or it could be that the excitement around copper has worn off as economies look to be rebounding. But it’s more likely investors are growing worried about an impending tax.A government bill is creating concern for Antofagasta investors. If the bill comes to pass, it will bring a royalty tax on copper sales to help alleviate social problems. As a result, analysts at the Royal Bank of Canada believe it could reduce the net asset value of Antofagasta by 50%.Antofagasta FY20 resultsThe company produced 733.9k tonnes of copper in 2020, a 4.7% decline year-on-year. The decrease was due to lower grades. It projects a similar level in 2021, between 730k and 760k at a higher cost per pound.FY20 revenue rose 3.3% year-on-year thanks to the rising commodity prices. The company increased its annual dividend in response, resulting in a 2.6% yield. Plus, it decreased its net debt by 85%.Its forward price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is 17, and its market cap is £15bn. This is all very encouraging, but the looming tax makes me nervous. As a result, I’m not planning on investing in Antofagasta today.Atalaya Mining shares show strength.Based in Cyprus, Atalaya Mining is much smaller, with a market cap of £442m. It has a P/E ratio of 16, and earnings per share are 19p. It’s mainly a copper miner operating in Europe and is dually listed in London and Canada. It has a wholly-owned Spanish mine called the Proyecto Riotinto project.The Atalaya Mining share price is up 33% year-to-date but down 12% from its 52-week high. Meanwhile, the price of copper is up 25% year-to-date. Although, it has pulled back 8.5% from its May high.The company reported Q1 revenues up an impressive 59% year-on-year. And it’s now looking to expand its drill targets in areas that look promising, near to where it’s currently drilling.Mining stocks are notoriously risky, particularly those listed on the FTSE-AIM index. Nevertheless, I like that it has an experienced management team, it’s generating cash, it’s operating in a reasonably safe jurisdiction, and there’s reason to believe copper demand will continue to rise. As far as copper stocks go, I prefer the look of Atalaya Mining over Antofagasta. In fact, I may consider a small allocation of Atalaya shares in my Stocks and Shares ISA. 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. It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake:It’s happening.The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.”PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion……That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years.Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS.It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

‘All Saints’ movie details how refugees saved struggling Episcopal church

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Submit a Job Listing 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 Smithfield, NC Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Refugees Migration & Resettlement Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Amy SowderPosted Aug 25, 2017 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI ‘All Saints’ movie details how refugees saved struggling Episcopal church Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Bath, NC Besides Ye Win’s starring role, all the Karen parishioners in “All Saints” were real parishioners at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Smyrna, Tennessee. Photo: “All Saints” via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] After a split over theology in the 1990s, there were only 12 members of the congregation left at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Smyrna, Tennessee, a suburb south of Nashville. The church couldn’t pay its mortgage. By 2007, the church was in danger of closing.Today, 130 to 150 parishioners attend Sunday services. Many worshipers filling those pews – barefoot after leaving their flip-flops at the door – are Karen refugees, an ethnic minority from Burma (called Myanmar by its military government). The church’s mortgage is paid off. It even has a community farm now.At All Saints’, it was the refugees who saved the Americans.Los Angeles director Steve Gomer found the transformation of this struggling Southern congregation so inspiring that he moved his family to Nashville to create a fictionalized film about it. The Sony Pictures movie “All Saints” opened Aug. 25 in 800 theaters nationwide, starring John Corbett (“Northern Exposure,” “Sex and the City” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) as the real-life Rev. Michael Spurlock, Cara Buono (“Mad Men” and “Stranger Things”) as Spurlock’s wife, Aimee Spurlock, and Nelson Lee (“Law & Order,” “Oz” and “Blade: The Series”) playing Ye Win, a Karen leader.Inspired by the Karen refugee story at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Smyrna, Tennessee, the Sony Pictures film “All Saints” releases nationwide Aug. 25 and in Europe and United Kingdom the week afterward. Photo: “All Saints” via Facebook“The real story is remarkable. We had to change very little to make it dramatic,” Gomer told the Episcopal News Service. “You have these extraordinary people who went out of their way to say, ‘Yes, we’re here. Let’s form this community.’ I think the picture is moving but honest. It’s not saccharine.”A lifelong Anglican, like many Karen, Ye Win and other refugees showed up at the church in 2007, asking to farm some of the church’s 20 acres to feed their families. More than 100,000 Karen live in a refugee camp on the border of Thailand and Burma. The ongoing civil war has earned them refugee status in the U.S., and they receive government support for three months after arrival. Then, they’re largely on their own.The Trump administration’s temporary refugee ban makes this film even more timely, said the Rev. Robert Rhea, part-time vicar at All Saints’ since June 2016 and a full-time emergency-room physician. This is his first appointed post since graduating from Nashotah House Theological Seminary.“The film has a broader impact for all Christians and faith communities. What do we do with the refugees and immigrants in our midst? How do we reach out and welcome them as God wants us to?” Rhea asked.In the film, as in life, businessman-turned-pastor Spurlock had arrived recently at the church when Ye Win showed up. Spurlock had planned to close the struggling church. But the Karen’s farming of spinach, sour leaf and other foods not only fed their families, it helped the congregation. They were able to sell the extra crops at nearby markets to help pay the church’s bills. Yet everyone had to pitch in.“Nobody knew what we were getting in for, as far as labor,” the real Spurlock said in a clip. “It is back-breaking work.”The film crew shoots a church service for “All Saints,” a feature film out Aug. 25 in theaters across the United States. Photo: “All Saints” via FacebookTo research the film, Gomer attended services and family dinners. He participated in pastoral duties, such as transporting Karen people to doctor’s appointments and tutoring. Gomer is Jewish and active in his synagogue, but he’d been interested in doing a film that he cared about, something showing the difficulties clergy members experience.“At dinner at Ye Win’s house, my wife and I realized we were sort of in a time machine. We were sitting with our great-grandparents from Russia, who had a very similar experience in the 1890s as refugees and immigrants,” Gomer said. “That’s who the United States is. Building community. This is our story, and it’s any refugee’s story, although there are special circumstances in this story to make it even better.”These days, there’s one Sunday service with the homily preached in both languages, as are the prayers and hymns.Lisa Lehr moved to Smyrna in 2013. She wasn’t Episcopalian but decided to join the church after a Karen woman from All Saints’ hugged her on Palm Sunday in 2014.“They made me feel like I was there with them, that they were my community, or they could be my community if I accepted it, and I did,” said Lehr, a volunteer Christian educator and now a member of the All Saints’ Mission Council.The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, led by Bishop John Bauerschmidt, is sponsoring a special free showing of the film Aug. 26 for members of the diocese. At the premiere on Aug. 3, all the stars showed up on the red carpet, with cameras and hoopla. During the film’s credits, viewers can see clips of the real congregation and what they’re doing today.“People, not particularly Christian, I hope they will see it and be moved,” Rhea said. “This story is very, very appropriate for these times.”— Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service, and a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. 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2018 Playoffs: Blue Darters and Mustangs heading to postseason tonight

first_img Reply November 9, 2018 at 7:27 pm Reply November 9, 2018 at 11:04 pm Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka Blue DartersWekiva Mustangs Previous articleWhat mass shootings do to those not shot: Social consequences of mass gun violenceNext articleDuring National Diabetes Awareness Month “maintain don’t gain” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Sergeant Saunders Good luck Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs! Apopka Proud! I remember when I was in high school and we used to drive over to Oviedo to see the Apopka Blue Darters play against Oviedo. The road over there was lonely, dark, and hardly any cars then, just swamps, and I always worried about the haunted “Oviedo Lights” that I had heard about. How times change! 2 COMMENTS Coaches always talk about how it’s “more than sports”, that life lessons are taught! So tell me, what is the life lesson taught when the only way you can become quarterback is to be a member of the coach’s family??? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 7-3 Apopka travels to Oviedo; 9-1 Wekiva hosts West OrangeThis is becoming an impressive trend in Apopka.For the third straight season, both the Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs have qualified for the high school football postseason tournament. For Apopka, it’s the 19th straight trip to the playoffs.The Blue Darters come in with a 7-3 record, but a #5 seed in Class 8A-Region 1. They travel to Oviedo tonight to face the #4 seeded Lions, who finished with an 8-2 record and won the District 8A-2 title.The Mustangs are seeded #1 in the 8A-1 region with a 9-1 record and their second straight District 8A-4 crown. They host a familiar opponent in the first round – West Orange High School. The Warriors are ranked #8 in the region with a 7-3 record. They also shocked the Mustangs with a come-from-behind 30-29 victory in the regular season. Welcome to the playoffs where records, momentum, rankings, and computer simulations mean nothing. The postseason has no memory or conscience. Its formula is simple…win and advance…lose and go home. Both Apopka and Wekiva are five wins away from a state championship… and one loss away from ending their season.Apopka closed its regular season with a 26-10 victory over Oak Ridge High School, while Wekiva beat Lake Nona 35-0.If both the Blue Darters and Mustangs were to win their first-round games, they would face off again at Wekiva High School on November 16th. Wekiva defeated Apopka 35-0 in their regular season matchup.Kickoff for both games is scheduled for 7:30 tonight.last_img read more

Juan De Jongh scores great try vs Sharks, celebrates with Gangnam Style

first_imgMonday Oct 29, 2012 Juan De Jongh scores great try vs Sharks, celebrates with Gangnam Style Above is a quick look at Juan De Jongh’s great try in the Currie Cup final against the Sharks on Saturday. Western Province won 25-18, ending the 11-year drought since they last won in 2001.Unfortunately just as De Jongh was getting into his routine, the cameras switched to a woman in the crowd wearing a blue wig, but you’ll get the gist of it. Full highlights to follow. Check out the related posts for more De Jongh brilliance.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New Head of Individual Supporter Engagement at Sightsavers

first_img Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 28 March 2011 | News  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New Head of Individual Supporter Engagement at Sightsavers Beth Gardner, formerly a marketing professional for The Body Shop and Ambitious about Autism, has joined Sightsavers as the Head of Individual Supporter Engagement, a newly created position at the international development charity.In her new role she will lead the new Individual Supporter Engagement team to increase brand awareness for Sightsavers across the UK, as well as drive individual supporter engagement through new marketing campaigns.As part of her aim to investigate new ways for communicating with supporters, Gardner and her team have launched a three-month awareness and engagement campaign focusing on Sightsavers’ work to eradicate a potentially blinding eye infection called trachoma. This integrated campaign will incorporate both online and offline direct marketing, including a new direct response TV advertisement.Gardner said that it was a “particularly exciting time at Sightsavers” now that the charity has entered into a three-year partnership with Comic Relief, giving the charity an opportunity to build on the UK’s increased awareness of sight issues in the developing world.www.sightsavers.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Virgin Money Foundation North East Fund still open for applications

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Virgin Money Foundation North East Fund still open for applications Tagged with: Funding North East AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 The Virgin Money Foundation has awarded five more grants to projects in the North East of England and is seeking more applications for funding.The latest grants awarded by Virgin Money Foundation’s North East Fund total £175,000, and are focused on supporting young people with finding employment and helping the homeless.One of the five projects supported is Wheels to Work in County Durham. It has been awarded £24,518 to run a scooter hire scheme aimed at helping young people access employment, training or education that would otherwise not be possible due to poor public transport connections. The award will be used to employ staff to operate the project across County Durham.Another of the awards went to Southwick Neighbourhood Youth Project in Sunderland, which in 2016 benefitted from a grant of £10,340 from The Virgin Money Community Fund used by it to support young people into employment. Virgin Money Foundation has now awarded an additional grant of £31,609 to enable this community response to continue growing.Nancy Doyle, Executive Director of The Virgin Money Foundation said:“We’re delighted to announce these new grants, which are the first from a total of over £1.2 million that will be awarded by The Virgin Money Foundation this summer. Tackling the root causes of disadvantage is key to regenerating communities, and these grants are specifically aimed at helping people into work and addressing homelessness.”Applications to the fund opened in May, and will continue until all funds have been committed. Grants are between £10,000 and £50,000, and are to cover running costs and are for one year only.Main image: Gina Davies, Project Officer at Wheels to Work with rider Milly Lowery Advertisementcenter_img  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  111 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 16 August 2017 | Newslast_img read more