Tripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgTripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Tripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tripple Gee and Company Plc (TRIPPL.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTripple Gee & Company Plc manufactures and sells paper and packaging products in Nigeria and specialising in printing financial instruments and security documents. The company services the banking, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors as well as government regulatory bodies. Security documents include MICR encoded and personalised cheques, dividend warrants, share certificates, ballot papers and election stationary as well as licenses and permits, customs revenue collection forms and receipts, statement of accounts, utility bills and pension contributions. Tripple Gee & Company Plc also offers packaging and labeling products which includes pharmaceutical labels, anti-counterfeit labels and packaging labels such as printed nylon, BOPP, PVC and shrink packaging products. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Tripple Gee & Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

£5k to invest? I’d buy these FTSE 250 dividend stocks yielding 6%!

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images £5k to invest? I’d buy these FTSE 250 dividend stocks yielding 6%! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns no 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Last year, the FTSE 250 put in one of its best performances since the financial crisis. However, despite the index’s buoyancy, plenty of FTSE 250 stocks still appear to offer value, especially for income seekers.Here are two FTSE 250 companies that still look undervalued. 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…IG Group HoldingsRegulations introduced to try and help retail investors have hit financial services group IG Group’s (LSE: IGG) revenues during the past two years. Nevertheless, recent trading updates from the firm show management’s plan to return to growth is taking hold.IG reported a 10% fall in pre-tax profit to £101m in the first half of its current fiscal year as revenues held steady at £250m. The company’s top line benefited from growth in international markets, with Japan delivering a revenue increase of over 80%. Meanwhile, active client numbers in emerging markets increased by 40%. Following this positive performance, management now expects earnings growth to return in 2020. This should be good news for the dividend payout. The distribution has been held steady for the past few years as IG has grappled with regulatory headlines. Rising earnings should give management more flexibility to increase the distribution. At the time of writing, the stock supports a dividend yield of 6.3%. The distribution isn’t covered by earnings per share, but the company has around £300m of cash on the balance sheet to support it through these lean times. Plus500Regulatory headwinds have also hurt Plus500’s (LSE: PLUS) growth. City analysts are expecting the company to report a 62% decline in earnings per share this year. However, the company has a much larger international footprint. As a result, it’s been able to cope better with the regulatory environment. This global footprint also gives the group more scope for earnings expansion the years ahead. Recent comments from management suggest it believes 2019 will be a low point for Plus500. In the first half of the year, the organisation’s revenues and profits declined significantly. But, according to recent trading updates from the company, growth returned in the second half.This reflects the company’s investments in technology and marketing, according to Plus500’s commentary. The business should be able to build off these foundations in 2020. Even though earnings took a hit in 2019, management has continued to return cash to investors. The stock currently supports a dividend yield of 6.5%. It has also been buying back shares. A net cash balance of $320m on the balance sheet gives the company plenty of financial firepower to continue these cash return policies.Further, the stock is currently dealing at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.5. This suggests it offers a wide margin of safety at current levels. Including the market-beating dividend yield on offer, these figures imply that now could be the time to snap up shares in this cheap income star.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 25th January, 2020 | More on: IGG PLUS Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

St. David’s, Austin, partners in historic cancer prevention study

first_img Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [American Cancer Society] Residents of Austin have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of 300,000 people across the United States and Puerto Rico. The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 is being made possible in partnership with St. David’s Episcopal Church and the Texas Medical Association during February 29, March 1, 4 and 6. Eligibility and enrollment details for Austin can be found at cps3AustinDT.com. To access other Texas enrollment sites visit http://cps3hp.org.CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. “Currently, there are no other studies of this magnitude in the US that enable researchers to look at various racial and ethnic populations and cancer risk,” stated Mark Clanton, MD, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, High Plains Division. “We commend our partners, St. David’s Episcopal Church and the Texas Medical Association, for taking the lead to offer their sites for participants to enroll in this critically important study.”“TMA has supported the cancer community for more than 20 years,” said Texas Medical Association President C. Bruce Malone, MD, an orthopedic surgeon from Austin. “We are asking our member physicians to talk with their patients about this landmark study. It will allow us to explore new and emerging hypotheses related to cancer. With physicians’ help, we can work toward eliminating cancer as a major health concern for future Texans.”Enrollment in the study involves two steps. After scheduling an appointment, individuals will be asked to complete a comprehensive survey online that asks for information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to their health. Step two involves an in-person enrollment process which takes approximately 20-30 minutes and includes measuring waist circumference and collecting a small blood sample from participants. Upon completion of this process, the Society will send periodic follow-up surveys every few years to individuals to update their information and annual newsletters with study updates and results.From left to right: Dr. Mark Clanton, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, High Plains Division; Dr. Bruce Malone, Texas Medical Association president; the Rev. David Boyd, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin.“We couldn’t let this opportunity pass us by,” said the Rev. David Boyd, Rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in downtown Austin. “All of our lives have been affected by this disease. Too many of us have lost a beloved friend or family member. As a church community, this is something proactive we can do. We can help make a difference in our lives, the lives of our children, and all the lives of those who come after us.”Researchers will use the data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from a series of American Cancer Society studies that began in the 1950s that collectively have involved millions of volunteer participants. The Hammond-Horn Study and previous Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS-I, and CPS-II) have played a major role in understanding cancer prevention and risk, and have contributed significantly to the scientific basis and development of public health guidelines and recommendations. Those studies confirmed the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, demonstrated the link between larger waist size and increased death rates from cancer and other causes, and showed the considerable impact of air pollution on heart and lung conditions. The current study, CPS-II, began in 1982 and is still ongoing. But changes in lifestyle and in the understanding of cancer in the more than two decades since its launch make it important to begin this new study. The voluntary, long-term commitment by CPS-3 participants is what will produce benefits for decades to come.Go to cps3AustinDT.com to enroll or call 888-604-5888. To find additional enrollment sites in Texas visit cps3HP.org. For more information or to learn how to become involved with CPS-3, visit cancer.org/cps3, email [email protected] org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.About the American Cancer SocietyThe American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.About the Texas Medical AssociationThe Texas Medical Association, the nation’s largest and one the oldest and most powerful medical societies, speaks out for nearly 45,000 physician and medical student members across the state in our commitment to improve the health of all Texans. In partnership with our 120 county medical societies, we have been helping Texas physicians set high professional and ethical standards since 1853. www.texmed.orgAbout St. David’s Episcopal ChurchSt. David’s Episcopal Church was established in 1848. The church occupies an entire city block in downtown Austin housing two worship spaces, a large parish hall and professional kitchen, a resource center for our homeless neighbors, a day school for children ages 15 months through Kindergarten, and a number of rooms for meetings, conferences, presentations, and concerts.For more than 150 years, St. David’s has been a leader in the community by helping establish St. David’s Hospital, St. Stephen’s and St. Andrew’s Episcopal schools and the Seminary of the Southwest. St. David’s continues to reach out and support the Austin community by serving homeless neighbors in downtown, providing grants to local non-profits, and organizing volunteers to support local projects like Habitat for Humanity and Wildfire Relief efforts. St. David’s has approximately 2,400 members and offers seven services each Sunday and prayer services during the week. www.stdave.org Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Feb 3, 2012 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Health & Healthcare Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ St. David’s, Austin, partners in historic cancer prevention study Local residents called to contribute to research effort Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson preaches July 6 sermon

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs [ooyala code=”pxdGxiNTqTV0LeglTpLZigTzqh94IzhA”][Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The following sermon was preached July 6 by House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson at the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. through July 12.General Convention – Community EucharistFriday, July 6Bonnie Anderson,President, The House of DeputiesIn the Name of the Creator, Sanctifier and Redeemer. AmenCourage.In the collect we prayed just a couple of minutes ago we recalled that God gave John Hus the courage to confess God’s truth and recall God’s Church to the image of Christ.House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson preached the sermon July 6 at the General Convention’s daily Eucharist. ENS photo/Araceli Ma CardenasToday we are witnesses of incredible courage. We are witnesses to the courage of our ancestor, John Hus, who publicly called into question papal infallibility, calling also for the removal of a heretic pope. John Hus a priest, and Bohemian reformer who influenced a reform movement and willingly gave up his life rather than recant his affiliation with scripture. Courageous John Hus, burned at the stake while loudly singing “Kyrie Eleison.”Courage.C.S. Lewis reminds us that “Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at its testing point.”Courage animates all our virtues- honesty, confidence, humility, compassion, integrity, valor. Without courage, all these virtues lie dormant.There is no prescription for teaching courage. You may have noticed that courage 101 is not taught in school, or even in college, or even in seminary.Even though, taught intentionally in school or not, all our lives, we are students of courage. We learn it from our parents, from friends, from role models like people in our Christian communities, from public figures who take courageous stands on important human rights concerns. We are students of courage all our lives. We read the wisdom of some early Christian mystical theologians who related that our spiritual journey embraces an essential conversion moving us from fear into abiding courage.Some people who teach us about courage we will never know. Particularly, however, at this technological age, we have unprecedented opportunity to be watchers of courage all around the world. Even today in this Eucharistic celebration we are blessed by the courage and witness of the language of Southeast Asian highlanders, targeted for genocide in communist controlled Laos in 1975 flow through our ears singing a melody to a courageous tune. The Hmong people in Vietnam continue to be marginalized and live in poverty. Every day they are called to be courageous. So much so, their courage has been intentional and is inherent to their spirit in their daily lives.Individual courage builds in us from memories created by life events- events we witness where someone we know, love or admire is courageous. Or a time when we ourselves have been courageous and stand up for something that really matters to us.I can vividly remember the first time I stood up for something. I bet you can too. That memory becomes the story of a defining moment that is incorporated into our spiritual selves and becomes a cornerstone of our morality or our moral courage. If we are to reflect on our life, each of us can probably name today, events and people who helped to shape our moral courage. Moral courage defines us at our core and prompts us to act in spite of fear.There is something unique about courageous acts. Courageous acts are infectious. We get courage from each other. Like the truth, we know courage when we see it and it is hard to witness a courageous act and not be courageous ourselves. Courage is a kind of “pay it forward” all its own. Beginning with individual courage, inspired by defining moments in our lives, one person acts and others are inspired and encouraged to do the same.When we don’t “exercise” our courage, like an unused muscle without regular use, courage is weakened and slowly recedes. Without regular use our courage becomes harder for us to conjure up, less available to us. Finally if we aren’t regularly courageous, our courage dries up and “courageous” becomes only a memory of how we used to be.But make no mistake about it. Regularly exercising our courage, being a courageous Christian, even a courageous Episcopalian, has a high cost. But we have a bit of an edge here. We are spiritual AND religious. No mere ritual for church membership, our baptism places each of us in an ancestral line of wild and courageous people, John the Baptizer and Jesus, for example. The high cost, of course, is that our baptism, in the words of my friend Jeannie Wylie Kellerman, baptism requires “obedience to our Lord’s perverse ethic of vulnerability and gain through loss.”So really, you see, in order to follow Jesus, in order to be his disciples, we have to exercise our courage. We have to study courage and teach courage by our own courageous acts born out of deep love and faith. We have to be courageous. We need to be in Christian community that is centered always on Jesus. A Christian community that is prayerful, authentic and truthful. Singing all the while loudly until the day we die, “Kyrie Eleison.”Amen. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Lise Cujar says: July 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm Father, Son,and Holy Spirit. The church’s primary mission is to spread The Good News that Christ died for us, He rose from the dead, and He will come again. It’s frightening that ECUSA has abandoned that truth. martha knight says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 10, 2012 at 3:56 am Some of us are going to miss the splendid, majestic and sober manners that Bonnie Anderson have been displaying during the execution of her duties (I saw her masterful performance 3 years ago in the HOD. Her deep rooted faith shows up in every single step of the way and this sermon confirms once again her strong spirituality: “No mere ritual for church membership, our baptism places each of us in an ancestral line of wild and courageous people, John the Baptizer and Jesus, for example.” what a line!!! and also “…in order to follow Jesus, in order to be his disciples, we have to exercise our courage.”Her message about courage is what our church needs to practice right now, courage to express disagreement, courage to speak out our minds and to keep from hiding cowardly behind the mask of ‘political correctness’, courage to unmask those policies that in the name of progress and survival of the church manipulatively are affecting negatively many of our Episcopal communities; forces in power positions, inside of our church, are selling out our faith at several stages with a very opportunistic view to go along with all the new social trends, and for some of us sometimes is difficult to have the courage to stand up for our beliefs seeing that certain ecclesiastical authorities have begun to repress priests and laity for not conforming to their ‘projects’. Thanks Bonnie for your message about courage, I will disseminate it in my church and may the Lord Jesus Christ be with you always!! Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson preaches July 6 sermon José Guerrero says: Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing General Convention, Rector Martinsville, VA President of the House of Deputies Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem General Convention 2012, Tags Comments (3) 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Posted Jul 6, 2012 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments are closed. Rector Washington, DC July 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm To be courageous is to have a prophetic voice, not fearing to speak the truth for the truth is freedom. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

Five things you need to know about giving and receiving gifts…

first_img Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSChristmas 2018theconversation.com Previous articleEvery Christmas movie available on NetflixNext articleLet’s Talk About It: Amendment 4 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Viren Swami is a Professor of Social Psychology at Anglia Ruskin UniversityThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Christmas 2018By Viren Swami, Anglia Ruskin UniversityWhat do you do when you get a gift you really don’t want? Do you frown and give the game away or do you feign enthusiasm? And is there a secret to buying the right gift? There’s no denying that materialism has become a big part of Christmas – and, while many people associate the festival with positive feelings such as joy, kindness, and generosity – they also increasingly view consumption of gifts as an integral component of the “Christmas spirit”.Choosing the right Christmas gift can be a minefield and may even cause apprehension and anxiety for some. Thankfully, social psychology has some tips.1: What kind of gift?: There are two strategies for finding the right gift. The first is to be “recipient-centric” – where you try to find a gift that reflects the qualities or interests of the person receiving the gift. The second is to be “giver-centric” – which is where you are focused on giving something that reflects own personality or discloses something about you as an individual. But which option is better?In a series of studies, researchers found that most people think recipient-centric gifts are preferred. But the people who actually took part in the studies reported more closeness when they received a giver-centric gift. It seems there’s a greater meaning in giving gifts that reflect your own personality or likes, rather than trying to prove how much you know a person by buying something you think they will like. Indeed, gifts that are symbolic of the giver – particularly gifts that illustrate true sacrifice in terms of time and effort – seem to be highly appreciated.The trouble with recipient-centric gifts is that a lot of the time we second-guess what a recipient would like. A more straightforward strategy would be to explicitly ask what the other person would like. Research shows that while gift-givers assume people will like requested and unrequested gifts equally, recipients, in fact, show a clear preference for gifts they have asked for directly.2: Money, honey?: Some people like to lessen the risk by giving people money. Receivers generally value money to the same degree as gifts they haven’t specifically asked for. But giving money as a Christmas gift isn’t necessarily a good idea. Christmas isn’t really perceived to be about money and, as a result, may fail to convey intimacy or may instead send an inappropriate message about the unequal status between the donor and recipient.Expensive gifts are not guaranteed to make someone happy.Burlingham/shutterstockBut what about the cost of a gift? One series of studies found that people tend to believe that expensive gifts are appreciated more than inexpensive ones, whereas in reality recipients reported no association between the price of a gift and their feelings of appreciation. In other words, it’sthe thought – or the sacrifice that has gone into obtaining that gift – that matters.3: How to react to a “bad gift”: One subtle way of ensuring you get what you want is to ask for just one thing. When we present someone with a list of things we would like, a gift-giver falls into the false belief that we would be just as happy with something that’s not on the list. But if we ask for just one thing, the giver is more likely to realize that we would like that one thing rather than any other idea they could come up with.How we respond to bad gifts can differ a lot – even across genders. In one study, women and men in (heterosexual) relationships were asked to select a gift for their partner from a range of options, which they had already ranked in order of desirability. Half the participants got what they most wanted and the other half got what they least wanted. When men didn’t get what they wanted, they perceived less compatibility with their partners and thought their future together wouldn’t last very long. But women who didn’t get what they wanted to perceive greater similarity and thought their relationships would last a lot longer than those who had received a good gift.The study’s authors suggested that women may be more motivated than men to employ psychological defense mechanisms to protect against the effects of receiving a bad gift – by viewing their relationships positively. Indeed, women tend to be the main orchestrators of Christmas celebrations and on average pay more for Christmas gifts than men. So they may have more at stake in maintaining good relationships over the holiday season.We are so beyond materialistic love anyway.Sebastian Gauert/ShutterstockIf you do receive a poor gift, one way of defusing the situation is simply to say “thank you”.One researcher found a range of cues indicated that a gift wasn’t appreciated – from frowns and false smiles to the gift mysteriously disappearing forever. But failing to say “thank you” was the only indicator that participants said reliably predicted how detrimental the incident would be to the future of the relationship. The participants were also asked how the recipient could have made things better – and again saying “thank you”, even if wasn’t genuine, was cited as the most important thing.4: How much to spend? There are good reasons why gift-giving has become such an important part of the holiday season. Christmas is culturally perceived as a time of giving and spending more of one’s income on others, which is associated with greater levels of happiness than spending money on oneself. Indeed, one study found that participants who were randomly assigned to spend money on others experienced more feelings of happiness than those assigned to spend money on themselves.5: It’s not all about presents! Be warned: gift-giving alone does not necessarily make for a merrier Christmas. One study found that participants reported greater levels of happiness when Christmas was focused on family or religious-oriented tradition and rituals, and lower well-being when Christmas was focused on spending money and receiving gifts.So while gift-giving may now be an integral part of what many people consider to be a “Christmas spirit”, materialistic aspects of Christmas may also undermine season happiness. Focusing on money, possessions, image, and status distracts us from the experiences that enhance our well-being. Instead, focusing on the social aspects of Christmas – the individual family traditions, altruism, kindness, and relationships with others – may mean you have a happier Christmas. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

HOME Project / DELO DESIGN

first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932277/home-house-delo-design Clipboard 2019 HOME Project / DELO DESIGN “COPY” Photographs Houses Area:  70 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Dmitrii TsyrencshikovCurated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Dmitrii Tsyrencshikov Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projectscenter_img Architects: DELO DESIGN Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932277/home-house-delo-design Clipboard HOME Project / DELO DESIGNSave this projectSaveHOME Project / DELO DESIGN Russia Manufacturers: Delo design, Alexandr Kanygin, August Home, Formadimarmo, LICK MY BRICK, Lesha Galkin, Ocra, Ominimalism, Pavel Brik, Plants for friends, Solid Water, Yaroslav MisonzhnikovStyle:SHUM AgencyCity:Saint PetersburgCountry:RussiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dmitrii TsyrencshikovRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. HOME is an interior project initiated by architectural buro and furniture brand Delo Design. Local product designers collaborated to create an image of a modern Russian dwelling that reflects the contemporary culture and local context. They came together to form an ideologically new environment, where unification and mass-market trends are replaced with new visual language and eco-consciousness. New models of the furniture, lighting, and tableware were presented in the space of DublDom modular house. The interior includes Delo Design furniture, Alexander Kanygin lamps, items by designers Lesha Galkin, Yaroslav Misonzhnikov, Pavel Brik, Solid Water dishes, production of LICK MY BRICK., August home, Ocra, Ominimalism, formadimarmo, plants from Plants For FriendsSave this picture!© Dmitrii TsyrencshikovHome is one of the pillars of civilization. Еconomy and culture develop and private life comes into existence at the very moment when a person starts to restrict and conceptualize space by separating its functions. Home walls act as a protective shell against the outside world of natural chaos.Save this picture!© Dmitrii TsyrencshikovHome becomes a shelter, a space to live in and a work of art. The image of home is an integral part of every culture, and its content has not changed throughout history. The structure of home duplicates the structure of society, reacts to its changes and depicts the values of each and every era. While as a man-made creation and a place of living a dwelling cite encapsulates the information about the personality of its owner.Save this picture!PlanThe “Home” project embodies the search for current-day identity. It is a projection of today’s material values on a dwelling, where everything belongs to its inhabitants, and on their daily life. The “Home” is an attempt to create a place for the feeling of peace and integrity with oneself and the world to appear. Whereas each object inside your home will be designed by an indigenous artist and will reflect the local context, whether it is going to embrace traditional materials and existing technologies or distinctive esthetics and peculiarities of nature. Save this picture!© Dmitrii TsyrencshikovThe functions of the dwelling and household items have remained practically unchanged – home is a place to sleep, eat and maintain habitual rituals. However, the perception of the world changes and design becomes a way to reflect these changes, while preserving respect to our heritage and, at the same time, developing and moving forward. Each object at “Home” captures the history and sheds a light on who we currently are.Save this picture!© Dmitrii TsyrencshikovDubldom – a project that designs serial-produced all-season modular houses that are being transported ready-made and installed in one day – has hosted the “Home” exhibition within its walls. dubldom.comSave this picture!© Dmitrii TsyrencshikovProject gallerySee allShow lessE&A 64 House / Taller Estilo ArquitecturaSelected Projects”It is a Divine Feeling When You Can Leave the First Mark on the Ground”: In Convers…Interviews Share CopyHouses•Saint Petersburg, Russia “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDELO DESIGNOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaint PetersburgOn FacebookRussiaPublished on January 22, 2020Cite: “HOME Project / DELO DESIGN” 22 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Research will examine skills of fundraisers

first_img Tagged with: Ireland Research will examine skills of fundraisers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 June 2007 | News The Institute of Fundraising in Northern Ireland has commissioned research to assess the current skills capacity of fundraisers. The research is being paid for by an Awards For All Grant from the Big Lottery Fund.The aim of the research, which is being carried out by consultants Kevin McCaughan and Janet Stevenson, is to examine the potential scope for making a positive contribution to the current sustainability debate through further skills enhancement of fundraisers.The actual research will entail:* an analyses of the need in NI for fundraising skills development,* the identification and analysis of the training and accreditation provision currently available,* consultation with key stakeholders on the potential for investment in skills capacity building, &* the provision of a framework for the further development of fundraising skills training in NI.The research project will be completed for the end of August 2007. Fundraisers who wish to contribute to the research can contact Kevin McCaughan on 02879659911 or at [email protected]  53 total views,  3 views todaycenter_img  54 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Speaker’s race starts

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp 1 of 2 By admin – January 21, 2018 Local NewsGovernment Previous articleSuper Sunday undie driveNext articleGUEST VIEW: How Hamilton foresaw the likes of Donald Trump admin Pinterest State Rep. Brooks Landgraf Twitter Twitter Tom Craddick  Facebook A big decision is due in a little over a year for the Texas House of Representatives in Austin, and the prospect will tantalize everyone concerned with the House speakership until then.Speaker Joe Straus sparked the ruckus with his Oct. 25 announcement that he’d retire and leave the power-laden office after this year.Weatherford Rep. Phil King had already filed to oppose the moderate San Antonio Republican, and Rep. John Zerwas of Richmond, Straus’s chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, quickly joined the race, which GOP Reps. Brooks Landgraf of Odessa, Tom Craddick of Midland and King say will get more crowded as the year progresses.Among others considered likely to try are Reps. Drew Darby of San Angelo and Tan Parker of Flower Mound. Facebook Parker chaired the House Republican Caucus when it met Dec. 1 in Austin to OK plans to pick a nominee before the 86th Legislature convenes on Jan. 8 next year. Noting that the House’s composition won’t be known until after the March 6 party primaries and Nov. 6 general election, Landgraf said, “It’s going to be a wide-open race.“The person who receives my vote for speaker will be first, someone who adheres to the Texas standards of conservative government; second, has a very good understanding of the oil and gas industry and the people who produce it; and third, accepts my invitation to come out here before the end of the year and see Odessa and West Texas for themselves.”Landgraf was among supporters of a change in the caucus’s by-laws to require a two-thirds majority on the first ballot next December and 60 percent on subsequent ballots as candidates are eliminated finally to cut the number to two, assuming no one gets the necessary support before then. “There are going to be so many changes before it’s even known who is eligible to run and vote that it’s difficult to say who the speaker will be,” he said.Referring to Craddick’s three two-year terms in the office from 2003-09, Landgraf said, “Speaker Craddick continues to be the standard by which all speakers are judged.”Neither Landgraf nor Craddick has a Republican opponent this year.“I don’t know where we’re going at this point because there will be turnover with some members running for other stuff, some not running and some defeated,” said Craddick, the House’s longest-serving member with 49 years in office.“A lot of people have agreed to vote for the person the caucus nominates, and it will be interesting to see if all that stays together. I think a lot will depend on what the vote is and who the candidate is. It will be great if the caucus sticks together.”With 95 members, the House Republican Caucus can choose the new speaker if it votes as a bloc because the 150-member House only requires a majority vote. Craddick said he will not enter the race.Interviewed as he traveled to North Texas Monday, soliciting members for their backing, King said he “would really like to turn the House to be more member-driven.“It has become too much of a speaker-driven House, and one way to do that is term limits,” he said. “I want a constitutional amendment limiting speakers to three terms, and I’m pledging not to serve more than three.”King said the members he had met with said they wanted “someone with experience and the right temperament who has demonstrated the ability to work with everybody and build consensuses.“I’m working very hard at it,” he said. Speaker’s race starts Pinterestlast_img read more

Additional $63M in Aid Approved for Puerto Rico

first_img Previous: Rule Could Have ‘Devastating’ Impact on Brokers Next: A Proactive Approach to Loss Mitigation Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Additional $63M in Aid Approved for Puerto Rico Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles February 12, 2020 1,320 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction, and Resilience announced an additional $63 million in aid will be sent to Puerto Rico. Funds will be used for 56 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of the island as it works to rebuild following January’s earthquakes and Hurricane Maria. More than $6.2 billion has been approved for Puerto Rico under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. “FEMA and [Central Office for Recovery and Reconstruction] remain focused on prioritizing obligations of funds to municipalities for eligible expenses related to hurricanes Irma and Maria to help communities recover,” FEMA stated in a release. The agency also states many projects during this phase of the recovery are for architectural and engineering design, which may open the door to funding opportunities for larger projects in the future. FEMA says funds help to reduce the “damage-rebuild-damage” cycle that comes with restoring structures to pre-disaster conditions. The Associated Press reported last month that Puerto Rico’s government hopes to relocate all of the families impacted by January’s magnitude 6.4 earthquake that destroyed or damaged nearly 1,700 homes.Ongoing tremors have forced re-inspections of more than 7,000 homes that engineers already visited. “We know we still have a lot of work ahead of us,” Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez said. “No one was prepared.”The report states that a total of 4,600 people remain in shelters along Puerto Rico’s southern coast. Vasquez, however, said the majority did not report any damage in their house and were scared to return home due to continuing shakes. Three hundred homes were destroyed and another 1,390 damaged by the quake, according to the Associated Press. Alex Amparo, Puerto Rico’s coordinating officer, said $3.8 million has been approved to help affected by the quake. Information from Global Property Guide found that the island’s housing market is recovering, as its seasonally-adjusted purchase-only house price index rose 10.59% year-over-year as of Q3 2019. Quarter over quarter, though, house prices fell by 2.66% in Q3 2019. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Natural Disasters Puerto Rico  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Additional $63M in Aid Approved for Puerto Rico Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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. Natural Disasters Puerto Rico 2020-02-12 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Subscribelast_img read more

USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy protection as fallout from Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal continues

first_imgDecember 5, 2018 /Sports News – National USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy protection as fallout from Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal continues FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailsportpoint/iStock(NEW YORK) — Reeling from lawsuits over the serial sexual abuse perpetrated on athletes by former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday.The organization filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to court records.“The filing enables us to expedite an equitable resolution of the claims made by the survivors of sexual abuse perpetrated by Larry Nassar,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement released Wednesday.The USAG officials emphasized that claims made against the organization by Nassar’s victims are covered by insurance and will not be affected by the bankruptcy action.“We owe it to the survivors to resolve, fully and finally, claims based on the horrific acts of the past and, through this process, seek to expedite resolution and help them move forward,” said Kathryn Carson, the recently-elected chair of the USAG’s board of directors. “Our sport is safer and stronger thanks to the bravery of these women. The Chapter 11 filing and the expedited resolution of these claims are critical first steps in rebuilding the community’s trust.”The move comes as the organization continues to search for a new chief executive officer.“We hope to have this position filled in early 2019,” the USAG statement says. “We’re looking for someone with experience and leadership skills to build a leadership team that will help all of us to continue to restore faith and confidence in USA Gymnastics, and to set and execute a clear vision for a successful future.”Nassar, who also worked for decades as a sports physician at Michigan State University, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting numerous athletes under the guise of medical treatment. In January, a Michigan judge sentenced him to more than 175 years in prison, calling Nassar’s choice to assault scores of girls and women, under the pretense that he was treating them, “precise, calculated, manipulative, devious and despicable.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more