Lloyd’s profits hit by catastrophe claims

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share alison.lock by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical Genius London’s insurance market Lloyd’s of London has posted a £2.2bn pre-tax profit for 2010 despite a year of heavy catastrophe losses for the industry.Lloyd’s, which operates in 175 countries, wrote £22.6bn of gross premiums last year, up 2.9 per cent from £22bn in 2009, but pre-tax profit fell 43 per cent from the £3.9bn made in 2009.But capital and reserves and central assets both rose to all-time highs of £19.1bn and £2.4bn respectively as Lloyds strengthened its position and recovered assets from insolvent member companies.“The result for the year was significantly affected by the earthquakes in Chile and New Zealand as well as the loss of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico,’ said Lloyd’s chairman Lord Levene.Lloyd’s paid £2.2bn of net ultimate claims last year, substantially higher than its £1.1bn average over the past 15 years.It had a combined ratio – a measure of its profitability – of 93.3 per cent, above 2009’s 86.1 per cent level but still profitable despite the high claims.Profits and combined ratio were helped by the release of capital reserves held against catastrophes in the past, which reduced its combined ratio by 5.9 percentage points. The insurance industry has been dogged by overcapacity, with insurers starting to write business at thin or unprofitable margins in order to gain market share. Lord Levene warned the industry to be aware of the challenging environment.“The current high levels of capital in the industry continue to drive down rates and profitability will continue to be a challenge for the market in 2011,” he said.“The critical issue for the market is to walk away from business offered at rates which are not sustainable.”Lloyd’s is made up of 52 managing agent insurance companies including names such as Brit Insurance, Hiscox, Amlin and Aegis. Wednesday 30 March 2011 3:05 amcenter_img Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp whatsapp Lloyd’s profits hit by catastrophe claims Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Forget the Lloyds Bank share price! Royal Dutch Shell dividends look safer to me

first_imgForget the Lloyds Bank share price! Royal Dutch Shell dividends look safer to me Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The Lloyds Bank (LSE:LLOY) share price has been on a runaway road south in recent weeks and this misery doesn’t look like it will end soon. Today Lloyds announced it won’t be paying dividends in 2020, including the 2019 final dividend. It won’t be buying back any shares either. This comes at the behest of the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA). Barclays, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered all ceased their dividend payouts too.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 Lloyds Bank share price is down 6% today and has dropped over 36% in a month. The Bank of England base rate has been below 1% since 2009 and is now at 0.1%, its lowest ever. This is an exceptionally tough time for banking and not a time to expect growth. I think the dividend was the only good thing going for Lloyds recently. Without it, there’s not much reason for shareholders to stick around.Dividend cuts impact income investingOver 100 companies have cancelled their dividends for 2020, including FTSE 100 firms. This unprecedented sweep across the board is a major blow to long-term income investors.It’s devastating how quickly coronavirus has impacted the global economy. However, with China’s factories beginning to show signs of life, hope remains on the horizon.We’re undoubtedly facing a trying few weeks or months ahead, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Whether that be in the form of a vaccine, an effective treatment or immunity remains to be seen, but eventually, the pandemic will pass, and some form of normality will resume.Oil price recoveryBesides the virus impact, oil stocks are being crushed by the plummeting price of oil. Russia and Saudi Arabia have ramped up oil production and are suppressing prices in a risky effort to dent US production. The US shale companies can’t afford to produce oil at such low prices. This means they must shut up shop to bide their time or face permanent closure.The big oil players such as Royal Dutch Shell (LSE:RDSB) and BP are unlikely to face administration. With their sheer size and influence, they’re in a better place to receive bank loans. It’s also thought they’ve contingency plans in place to deal with oil prices as low as $10 a barrel.Both Brent Crude and US West Texas Intermediate oils are hovering around $20 a barrel and some analysts think $10 isn’t out of the question. However, I think Saudi Arabia and Russia are taking a big risk with their strategy. With the world in the middle of a global pandemic, I can’t imagine they’ll want to continue on this trajectory for too long.Although the pandemic is causing a slowdown in energy requirements, this is short term. When industry resumes, oil demand will increase again. Big players like these will then be in a good position to pick up the pieces and resume with strength.Shell has the proud accolade of having never cut a dividend payment in a 70-year period.  I think it’s determined not to give up this track record and has secured a $12bn credit facility. It has boosted its available liquidity to over $40bn, which it’s thought will safeguard its dividend.The stock market appears to be fragile, but this won’t last forever. I think those brave stock-pickers willing to buy and hold will do very well over the long term. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Kirsteen Mackay | Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 | More on: LLOY RDSB 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. 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Biggest test yet for Wales U20 squad

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Replacements: Sam Parry (Llandovery), WillGriff John (Blues/ Pontypridd), Lloyd Peers (Ospreys / Bridgend), Owen Sheppeard (Blues / Pontypridd), Lewis Jones (Pontypridd), Joseff Griffin (Blues / Cardiff). Adam Warren (Llandovery) Wales Under 20 Six Nations fixtures 2011 COSENZA, ITALY – FEBRUARY 25: Morgan Matthew (C)of Wales is tackled by of Leonardo Sarto Italy during the RBS under 20 Six Nations game between Italy U20 and Wales U20 at Stadio San Vito on February 25, 2011 in Cosenza, Italy. (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images) Welsh U20 centre Matthew Morgan WALES UNDER 20 head coach Darren Edwards has made five changes to the side that drew 26-26 with Ireland last Friday ahead of his side’s final Six Nations game, against France in Albi on Friday (8.45pm, 7.45pm UK time).Cory Hill returns at lock to partner skipper Macauley Cook, while Blues and Cardiff openside flanker Thomas Young will earn his first Under 20 cap after returning to fitness and form following a leg injury. Dragons scrum half Jonathan Evans starts ahead of Lewis Jones, while Liam Williams will start on the wing and Rheon James joins Owen Williams in the centre.Ben John has been ruled out of the game due to a wrist injury, while wing Eli Walker is still out with a shoulder injury. Edwards said: “It’s good to see Thomas (Young) and Lloyd Peers back in the squad, this game gives them a chance to stake a claim for the Junior World Championship squad. Lloyd was part of the squad last year and Thomas is a specialist No 7 whose game will hopefully suit the way we are trying to play the game.”“This is arguably going to be our biggest test to date. France are a different side depending on whether they play at home or away but this game will give us a new benchmark to see where we are ahead of our world cup preparations. We’ve got to get back to how we played against Scotland and Italy, with some real physicality and intensity that was lacking last weekend. We have to take the game to France and make things happen for us. Last week’s disappointment is already behind us, and this is a final chance for players to put down a marker ahead of the next phase.” Wales Under 20 Squad:Steve Shingler (Scarlets / Llanelli); Liam Williams (Llanelli), Owen Williams (Blues / Cardiff), Rheon James (Carmarthen Quins), Harry Robinson (Blues); Matthew Morgan (Ospreys / Swansea), Jonathan Evans (Dragons / Newport); Rhodri Jones (Scarlets / Llanelli), Kirby Myhill (Scarlets / Llanelli), Will Taylor (Ospreys / Swansea), Macauley Cook (capt, Blues / Cardiff), Cory Hill (Blues / Pontypridd), Edward Siggery (Pontypridd), Thomas Young (Blues / Cardiff), Ben Thomas (Ospreys / Bridgend).last_img read more

La paz y la justicia en Tierra Santa se destacan…

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Episcopal News Service] Paz, justicia y seguridad en Tierra Santa son el foco de siete resoluciones que se han sometido a la consideración de la Convención General, y que van desde llamados a mayores inversiones en asociaciones del Oriente Medio hasta ejercer mayor presión económica mediante boicots o desinversiones en compañías y corporaciones dedicadas a ciertos negocios con el Estado de Israel.Las relaciones interreligiosas de la Iglesia Episcopal y sus asociaciones con la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén y sus instituciones de servicios sociales hace mucho que han sido un factor importante a la hora de tomar decisiones políticas sobre la pacificación en el Oriente Medio.Estas consideraciones condujeron a la Convención General de 2012 a aprobar la Resolución B019, que afirma la inversión positiva “como un medio necesario de crear una economía sólida y una infraestructura sostenible” en los Territorios Palestinos.Avanzando a partir de la B019, el obispo Prince Singh de la Diócesis de Rochester, copresidente del comité legislativo sobre justicia social y política internacional de la Convención General que abordará las resoluciones, le dijo a Episcopal News Service que él espera que “las deliberaciones sobre paz y seguridad en Tierra Santa serán seriamente discutidas por los diputados y los obispos para diferenciar sobre el terreno a los palestinos, israelíes y otros ciudadanos comunes que viven allí, y que en general se abstendrán de apuntarse tantos políticos”.Singh fue parte de una peregrinación interreligiosa, dirigida por la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, que viajó a Tierra Santa en enero para oír una amplia gama de perspectivas sobre los intereses del Oriente Medio y discernir cómo las tres fes abrahámicas podrían ser mejores agentes de la pacificación.La delegación de 15 miembros integrada por judíos, cristianos y musulmanes se reunió con agrupaciones [que llevan a cabo] iniciativas de paz en la base y participó en una serie de reuniones políticas y religiosas de alto nivel en Israel y los Territorios Palestinos, incluidos los encuentros con el ex primer ministro israelí Shimon Peres y el actual primer ministro palestino Rami Hamdallah.Si bien el grupo escuchó profundas preocupaciones, frustraciones y fuertes sentimientos de desconfianza en medio de un proceso de paz paralizado, sus miembros convinieron en que una solución pacífica del conflicto israelí-palestino exige personas de fe que sean asociados eficaces, comprometidos a oír múltiples narrativas y a invertir en iniciativas que busquen edificar una comunidad.Recomendada por la Resolución B019, la peregrinación “demuestra ser un patrón icónico y dinámico para interactuar cara a cara con personas de varias creencias a partir de un profundo deseo de escuchar y de buscar la justicia con la paz para nuestra común transformación”, dijo Singh a ENS.El obispo Nicholas Knisely de la Diócesis de Rhode Island, el proponente de dos resoluciones secundadas por otros 10 obispos, dijo que la Iglesia Episcopal debe “ser un agente de reconciliación en el mundo” y que la desinversión no forma parte del mandato del evangelio.La Resolución B012 llama a la Iglesia Episcopal a buscar “formas nuevas, creativas y efectivas de progresar en su labor hacia la paz y la justicia en el conflicto israelí-palestino, respalda un modelo de justicia restauradora que invita a todas las personas afectadas por el conflicto a laborar hacia una justa relación mutua mediante la identificación y la atención de las necesidades de todas las comunidades afectadas y, a su vez, la creación de una atmósfera de paz, justicia, reconciliación y cooperación”. La Resolución B013 insta al gobierno de Estados Unidos —en coordinación con sus aliados globales— “a ofrecer un nuevo marco operativo amplio y limitado en el tiempo al gobierno de Israel y a la Autoridad Palestina para la negociación concluyente de un acuerdo de paz de dos estados y la resolución de todos los problemas del estatus final… reconociendo que simples llamados a las partes a regresar a la mesa de negociaciones ya no son suficientes para la urgencia de la situación”.“Se nos pide que seamos misioneros”, dijo Knisely, “de manera que romper relaciones con las personas no parece que responda a los valores del evangelio. Ayudar a las víctimas, pero manteniendo la relación con esas personas con quienes uno está en desacuerdo y llamar al arrepentimiento en tanto uno se sienta a su mesa y comparte una comida con ellas, ese es el modelo del evangelio”.Los otros obispos que secundaron la resolución presentada por Knisely son: Sean Rowe de las diócesis de Pensilvania Noroccidental y Bethlehem; John Tarrant de Dakota del Sur; el vicepresidente de la Cámara de Obispos Dean Wolfe de Kansas; Jon Bruno, Diane Bruce y Mary Glasspool de Los Ángeles; Greg Rickel de Olympia; Barry Beisner de California Norte; James Magness de los Servicios Armados y Ministerios Federales, y Peter Eaton Florida Sudoriental (o del Sudeste).El Rdo. canónigo John E. Kitagawa, diputado de la Diócesis de Arizona, ha sido miembro de la Comisión Permanente sobre Asuntos de Paz con Justicia Anglicanos e Internacionales, uno de los organismos interinos de la Iglesia que somete la Resolución A052 a la consideración de la Convención General.La A052 pide un “proceso deliberado de Ubuntu” y un “discernimiento mutuo pacífico” respecto a las políticas de la Iglesia Episcopal “hacia la defensa social, la inversión o desinversión económicas, la misión humanitaria y la pacificación en Palestina e Israel”.Ubuntu es una palabra zulú/xhosa que describe la identidad humana como formada a través de una comunidad y que conlleva la idea de cuidar, compartir y estar en armonía con toda la creación.La  resolución sugiere que una agrupación colaboradora debería mediar en el proceso, recoger y diseminar materiales educativos y consultar con una amplia gama de expertos en políticas, organizaciones de ayuda humanitaria y agrupaciones ecuménicas e interreligiosas “para conformar y animar un proceso de diálogo entre aquellos de diferentes convicciones… de manera que la Iglesia Episcopal en sus deliberaciones y en sus empeños de defensa social pueda representar el amor de Dios y la posibilidad de un diálogo civilizado que se sobreponga a los problemas frustrantes y controvertidos de un conflicto global”.Kitagawa, vicepresidente del comité de política legislativa de la Convención General, cree que la Resolución A052 es el mejor enfoque en este momento de parte de la Iglesia Episcopal sobre el proceso de paz en Israel y Palestina.La Rda. Vicki Gray, diputada de la Diócesis de California, discrepa.Como la persona que propone la Resolución C012 de la diócesis, Gray le dijo a ENS que la política de larga data de inversión positiva de la Iglesia Episcopal “ha demostrado ser tristemente inadecuada para abordar la situación en Tierra Santa o expresar una apropiada indignación moral. En presencia de la deteriorada situación sobre el terreno, las posibilidades de una solución de dos estados está desapareciendo rápidamente. Nos enfrentamos ahora con la necesidad de una acción urgente y enérgica”.Gray, que ha visitado Israel y los Territorios Palestinos tres veces, dijo que su respaldo al movimiento que apoya la presión económica mediante boicots, desinversiones y sanciones (BDS) proviene fundamentalmente de lo que ella describe como una “dolorosa experiencia personal”, del encuentro con palestinos cuyas vidas han sido devastadas por la ocupación.“Sé que algunos llaman a la C012 unilateral”, dijo Gray. “Lo es – porque la situación que aborda es unilateral. Un pueblo – los palestinos – está de rodillas. El otro – los israelíes – le apunta con un fusil a la cabeza. Y nosotros – los norteamericanos – hemos pagado el fusil”.Gray reiteró que la C012 resuelve rechazar los intentos “de igualar una crítica honesta y legítima de políticas insensatas del gobierno de Israel con antisemitismo”.“Sé que existe un temor en las altas esferas de la Iglesia de adoptar una resolución BDS que afectaría o le pondría fin al diálogo interreligioso con los que pretenden hablar por los judíos norteamericanos”, dijo. “Sin embargo, debe hacerse la pregunta: ‘¿De qué vamos a hablar?’ Los amigos no le piden a los amigos que cierren los ojos a la injusticia. Los amigos no les piden a sus amigos que ignoren [la voz de] su conciencia como precio para continuar un diálogo. Los amigos no le dictan a los amigos lo que pueden o no pueden hablar. Y los amigos no actúan como facilitadores de la mala conducta de sus amigos. Actuemos como nos dicta nuestra conciencia, confrontemos la injusticia y mantengamos abierto nuestro deseo de un diálogo honesto y sincero. Eso es lo que hacen los amigos”.Desde 2012, el mundo ha observado el colapso de las conversaciones de paz mediadas por el secretario de Estado de EE.UU. John Kerry; una guerra devastadora entre Israel y el movimiento palestino Hamás en la Franja de Gaza cobró más de 2000 vidas, la mayoría de ellas de civiles palestinos; un aumento de los ataques terroristas; la continua construcción de asentamientos israelíes en territorio palestino y una serie de acciones y declaraciones divisivas de los líderes israelíes y palestinos.En respuesta a estos hechos, un pequeño grupo de diputados creó recientemente el Comité Episcopal pro Justicia en Israel y Palestina, que redactó la Resolución D016 que le pide a la Iglesia Episcopal que comience un proceso de desinversión en compañías que continúan lucrando de la ocupación israelí de tierras palestinas.Propuesta por el Muy Rdo. Walter Brownridge, diputado de la Diócesis de Hawái, la D016 le pide al Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal que compile una lista de corporaciones estadounidenses y extranjeras que proporcionan bienes y servicios que apoyan la infraestructura de la ocupación de Israel y determine si alguna de esas compañías es parte de la carpeta de inversiones de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera. Por tanto, la Resolución sugiere que la Iglesia Episcopal debería retirar sus inversiones de tales compañías si esas empresas, siguiendo un compromiso corporativo, no se retiran de las operaciones antemencionadas.Brownridge, en un correo electrónico a Episcopal News Service, enfatizó que la resolución no pide “una desinversión total o general, ni boicot o sanciones”. Más bien, afirmó, “estamos diciendo que como asunto de responsabilidad social corporativa, la Iglesia Episcopal no debería invertir en compañías que sirven a la infraestructura de la ocupación ilegal del territorio palestino”.Además de California, las diócesis de Hawái y Washington, D.C. también han presentado resoluciones a la consideración de la Convención General.La Resolución C003 de la Diócesis Hawái, donde Brownridge es deán de la catedral de San Andrés [St. Andrew] en Honolulu, pide también un proceso de desinversión selectiva y una “política de no comprar” a compañías que puedan estar sosteniendo la infraestructura de la ocupación, entre ellas Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard, G4S y Motorola Solutions.T. Dennis Sullivan, presidente del Comité de Inversiones del Consejo Ejecutivo, dijo que el comité había discutido estos temas y había pedido por unanimidad que cualesquier resoluciones que pidieran desinversión debería “ser rechazada o no procesada hasta que las consecuencias económicas y sociales de tal desinversión fuesen completamente evaluadas”.Knisely dijo que un inconveniente significativo de la desinversión es que “nos causaría perder nuestra voz en las juntas de accionistas, y reduciría significativamente nuestra capacidad de hablar a ambas partes en este conflicto. Yo en verdad me siento atraído por la idea de la inversión estratégica.“Al viajar por Cisjordania y hablar con los líderes palestinos, ellos también piden inversiones en la construcción para el pueblo palestino… El uso de recursos económicos de una manera inteligente y constructiva parece muchísimo más atractivo”.Muchas diócesis e individuos de la Iglesia Episcopal tienen asociaciones de muchos años con la diócesis de Jerusalén y apoyan el ministerio de sus más de 30 instituciones de servicio social a través de Israel, Jordania, Líbano, Siria y los Territorios Palestinos. Las instituciones incluyen escuelas, hospitales, clínicas y centros para personas con discapacidades.La diócesis y las instituciones también reciben el apoyo de los Amigos Americanos de la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén, una organización no política y sin fines de lucro fundada en 1985.El arzobispo Suheil Dawani de la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén, ha dicho que prefiere oír hablar de inversiones que de desinversiones.En respuesta a tales solicitudes de asociados de la Iglesia Episcopal en Tierra Santa, así como a la Resolución B019, la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera invirtió $500.000 en 2013 en el Banco de Palestina con el fin de [promover] el desarrollo económico en los Territorios Palestinos. El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal ha respaldado la expansión de esa inversión.Los partidarios del BDS han comparado la situación en Israel y los Territorios Palestinos a la del apartheid de Sudáfrica, reconociendo que la desinversión y las sanciones económicas tuvieron éxito en derrocar ese régimen.Sin embargo, un informe del comité de Responsabilidad Social e Inversiones de la Iglesia Episcopal hacía notar en 2005 que la situación de Israel y los Territorios Palestinos no es la misma que la lucha contra el apartheid en Sudáfrica.“En el caso de Sudáfrica, el completo sistema del apartheid era ilegítimo, y la comunidad mundial no podía consentir en nada menos que su desmantelamiento. El objetivo era el fin de ese régimen sudafricano”, dice ese informe. “El caso de Israel es diferente. Las políticas de la Iglesia claramente apoyan el derecho de Israel a existir, y ninguna compañía debe participar, no obstante inadvertidamente, en actos de violencia contra los israelíes. Las compañías pueden y deben funcionar adecuadamente en Israel”.Con excepción de la situación de Sudáfrica, donde el régimen del apartheid era visto globalmente como un paria, Knisely dijo que utilizar el dinero como un arma ha sido rara vez una estrategia efectiva.Él citó ejemplos de corporaciones que han respondido positivamente a compromisos de inversores y accionistas, tales como las iniciativas medioambientales de Apple en respuesta a los retos de Greenpeace. “Esas corporaciones no boicotearon el producto, sino que participaron de la conversación”.Las desinversiones en el carbón tampoco están funcionando, explicó él. “Los movimientos medioambientales convienen en que necesitan relacionarse con las compañías” para efectuar cambios en políticas y hábitos.“Debo abordar toda esta cosa con profunda humildad y apertura para todas las voces”, dijo Knisely, “y en la medida en que he escuchado las voces me he convencido cada vez más que todo lo que ocurra en una situación tensa tiene que ser muy prudente y cuidadoso”.Brownridge dijo que él entiende, a partir de sus contactos con la comunidad cristiana palestina, que ellos favorecen la inversión positiva en la economía palestina y en su infraestructura de servicio social.“Yo apoyo y abogo por esa inversión en escuelas, hospitales, servicios de bienestar social y en compañías que levantarán la comunidad palestina”, añadió. Sin embargo, “debo preguntarles a los que se oponen a nuestra resolución, qué hay de ‘positivo’ en invertir en compañías que destruyen hogares palestinos, que espían al pueblo palestino y que de otro modo mantienen la maquinaria que permite la ocupación ilegal del territorio palestino. Esas acciones tienen un impacto negativo en el pueblo palestino y en las posibilidades de una paz justa y duradera tanto para israelíes como para palestinos”.La Resolución C018 de la Diócesis de Washington pide el continuo apoyo a la Diócesis de Jerusalén y sus instituciones, especialmente el hospital Al Ahli Arab en la Ciudad de Gaza, que fue seriamente dañado por la guerra de Gaza de 2014.Si bien la resolución pide un informe completo y público que “documente todas las acciones, incluidos los diálogos empresariales y las resoluciones de [las juntas de] accionistas… respecto a las compañías que contribuyen a la infraestructura de la continua ocupación de Israel de Cisjordania y la Franja de Gaza y de las compañías que tienen conexiones con organizaciones responsables de la violencia contra Israel”,  no llega a pedir la desinversión. Sugiere más bien que la Iglesia Episcopal “debe contribuir a una solución justa y pacífica a la continua crisis en Tierra Santa a través de medidas responsables e informadas”.A partir de su experiencia en la peregrinación interreligiosa, Kitagawa dijo que resultaba claro que la transformación ocurre en un nivel muy personal, mediante el contacto de persona a persona, y que la mejor oportunidad para una paz y seguridad duraderas puede encontrarse en las iniciativas de base que buscan combatir el temor y crear la confianza entre israelíes y palestinos a través del diálogo y de un proceso de reconciliación.Entre esas iniciativas de base está el Programa de Negociación Shades  y Raíces [Roots] que reúnen a israelíes y palestinos para que escuchen y aprendan de sus mutuas narrativas, y para construir una sociedad pacífica en la cual todo el mundo pueda prosperar.Aunque las negociaciones entre los líderes israelíes y palestinos se han atascado, Kitagawa reconoció que si la gente en el terreno no está preparada para la paz cuando ésta llegue, será difícil de que algún acuerdo diplomático tenga éxito.“El poder de Dios de tocar y transformar una vida no se quedó en el pasado. Como comunidad bautizada y bautizante, somos llamados a ser vehículos del poder de Dios para tocar y transformar la vida”, afirmó. “Contra toda esperanza, muchos individuos y grupos trabajan diaria y arduamente hacia la paz con justicia y seguridad mutuas. Muchas veces oímos hablar de las pocas oportunidades que existen para un contacto creativo entre israelíes y palestinos. Ahora es el momento de alentar y apoyar los contactos entre personas, y las formas creativas de reunir a los hijos de Abraham.”— Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC General Convention 2015 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Josh Valentine knocked out by brutal upright tackle from Taiasina Tuifua

first_imgThursday Sep 10, 2015 Josh Valentine knocked out by brutal upright tackle from Taiasina Tuifua Former Wallaby Josh Valentine received this brutal knock in a Pro D2 game when he was hit head-on by Taiasina Tuifua. The big Samoan did something similar to Nicky Robinson in 2012, leading with his head in an upright tackling fashion that is clearly dangerous.Valentine, now at Beziers, went off with concussion and stayed off as a precaution. No word on Lyon’s Tuifua or the punishment he may or may not have received. In all likelihood he probably got away with it, but it’s never nice to see these type of knocks take place.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

France slip in rankings as Argentina lock scores great try in Tucuman

first_imgWednesday Jun 22, 2016 France slip in rankings as Argentina lock scores great try in Tucuman Flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez led Argentina to a 30-19 win over France in Tucuman, in the first of two tests. The experimental French team trailed 17-3 at halftime before coming back into the contest, but 15 points from the boot of Sanchez and a stunning try by lock Guido Petti secured the win.A number fo French players were missing due to the Top 14 season still going on, meaning that coach Guy Noves had to field seven uncapped players.The loss means that France drop to ninth in the World Rankings, facing the possibility of being in the third seeding pot for the 2019 Rugby World Cup draw. They have until May to improve on that.The two teams will meet again in Tucuman on Saturday for the deciding Test.A week earlier Argentina, packed with Jaguares players, beat Italy. View those highlights hereADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle 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

Sac Chich Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos

first_imgManufacturers: ChukumColaborador:Berenice Barroso QuiabConstrucción Y Diseño Estructural:EME Constructora S.A. de C.V.Diseño De Interiores, Mobiliario Y Paisajismo:Salvador Reyes RíosCity:AcancehCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pim SchalkwijkText description provided by the architects. A contemporary guest house isinserted in an old patio for tending agave fibers within a nineteenth centuryHenequen hacienda. Cement mixed with resin from a local tree is used as overallfinish.The proposal is synthesized in ageometrically simple volume in contraposition to the “organic and eclectic”architecture characteristic of the end of the nineteenth century thatdistinguishes the old house of the Henequen hacienda, where the guest house islocated. The spatial typology of a typical “main house” of a Yucatan haciendais recreated. It synthesizes an ancestral wisdom that takes advantage oforientation and wind direction to better adapt to the merciless weather of theregion, with a decidedly contemporary language. The Sisal House is built on thegrounds of what used to be an old patio for air drying henequen fiber. At 45 x140 meters approximately, it is surrounded by high masonry walls dating fromthe end of the nineteenth century. This construction functions as anindependent guest house for what was once the Casa de Máquinas de Hacienda SanAntonio Sacchich, 35 kilometers away from Merida, Yucatan. The guesthouseconsists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room – dining room – kitchen,swimming pool and terraces totaling of 200 square meters. The design comprises a singlevolume offset into two planes, to which subtractions of various scales areapplied in order to allow for air circulation on its four sides. The plan isorganized from a single central place, which contains the living room and worksas an adjustable space that can be transformed into a terrace and fully connectto its environment. Four independent sliding glass doors, each four meterswide, are hidden in the walls to form an opening on the longitudinal axis ofthe patio. This solution lets us calibrate the natural ventilation of the spaceand grants maximum flexibility in its use and adaptation to the severe weatherconditions of Yucatan. The architecture of this new house is an antithesis to thestyle and language of the old henequen hacienda while referring to its locationwithin its context. This strategy is reinforced through the use of a stuccoprepared with white cement mixed with the resin of “Chukum”, an endemic tree.This is an ancient Mayan technique that thanks to our own research, we have beenable to recover for its use in modern architecture in Yucatan for the lastfifteen years. The coating with chukum-cement has impermeable properties andcontributes a natural color and organic texture, visual and haptic propertiesfor which we have used it as sole finish material for floors, walls, and roofs. Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!Croquis+ 361. To design a comfortable,practical, low-maintenance house with maximum aesthetic expressiveness and theminimum use of materials and formal devices. To achieve this, we used a singlematerial as a finish for walls, roofs and floors, both indoor and outdoor. The chukum-cementstucco, which we had the fortune to rediscover and reinvent with modernmaterials when we got to Yucatan, has been the primary material of this houseand of all our office’s projects in Yucatan, where its use has slowly startedto extend  to other modern works by localarchitects.2. To use “Chukum” as the onlyfinish material for all the surfaces of an architectural project. The Chukum coatingis very delicate and imposes strong logistical restrictions on the constructionsite, given that it has a longer bonding time with cement, which precludes itsapplication during the rainy season without the proper protection. This finishdoes not allow for leveling surfaces coated on different days, which requiresstrict planning of the time and areas to coat.Save this picture!© Pim SchalkwijkSave this picture!Corte CExtensive use of the fine Chukumstucco on the house included the swimming pool and the ponds for water gardens.The resin from the Chukum tree has natural sealant properties and adds a warmoff-white pink hue without adding artificial coloring. It is obtained by boilingtwice the Chukum tree bark, using the resulting water to develop the mixture,and adding limestone. This stucco is a modern reinvention of a Mayan techniquethat used the Chukum resin mixed with lime and “Sascab” sand to coat open-airwater deposits since the prehispanic era. The viability of its applicationwithin time and budgetary constraints, using modern materials such as the whitecement, is the product of observation and experimentation promoted by thearchitect Salvador Reyes Rios, who achieved its successful application for thefirst time in Yucatan in 1996. Since then, its use has been refined andimproved in the architect’s works, and has also spread and become more popularas a finish material within Yucatan and later in works by other architects.Save this picture!© Marcelo TrochéThis project reinterprets thetraditional architectural typology of the henequen hacienda houses of Yucatan,which synthesize knowledge gathered over time about passive adaptation to theweather. Based on this, the architectural design of the house makes artificialair conditioning unnecessary. The use of the Chukum mixture completelyeliminates the need for colorings and paints. As a consequence, there is a considerablesaving of energy and maintenance costs over the entire lifespan of thebuilding. This architectural work promoted the use of local labor, giving valueto the natural sense of the “organic and imperfect” character of the work ofthe masons of the Sacchich village and other rural villages in Yucatan.Save this picture!CroquisThe thermal and acoustic insulationin roofs was achieved using high density polystyrene panels over prefabricatedconcrete slabs. Tempered glass laminated with UV film for thermal insulationwas used in every window in the house.Save this picture!© Pim Schalkwijk Save this picture!© Pim SchalkwijkProject gallerySee allShow lessFashion Mogul Commissions OMA to Convert Venice PalazzoArchitecture NewsTaiwan Solar Powered Stadium / Toyo ItoArticles Share Mexico CopyAbout this officereyes ríos + larraín arquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAcancehMexicoPublished on March 18, 2013Cite: “Sac Chich Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos” [Casa Sisal – Hacienda Sac Chich / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos] 18 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Sac Chich Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos Year:  Architects: Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Sac Chich Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín ArquitectosSave this projectSaveSac Chich Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectoscenter_img Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/345345/sac-chich-hacienda-reyes-rios-larrain-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/345345/sac-chich-hacienda-reyes-rios-larrain-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Acanceh, Mexico 2010 Projects Houses Save this picture!© Marcelo Troché+ 36 Sharelast_img read more

Recruitment round-up: who’s moving?

first_imgDavid Burrell becomes Chief Executive Officer at Primrose HospicePrimrose Hospice has appointed David Burrell as its new CEO. He is currently working as Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust having had a long career as a Clinician and Senior Manager and Director in the NHS. Kevin Munday appointed CEO of City Year UKKevin Munday has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of youth social action charity City Year UK. Munday, who will start work with City Year UK from September joins from the charity ThinkForward. As the founding Chief Executive he developed their breakthrough programme coaching the most disengaged young people to succeed in education and progress into sustained employment. Deanna Wolf joins Money Tree Fundraising as Senior ConsultantMoney Tree Fundraising has appointed Deanna Wolf as Senior Consultant – Trust Fundraising. Wolf will lead all aspects of the company’s trust fundraising programme, including account management for all of trust fundraising clients. Wolf brings 16 years’ trust expertise to Money Tree Fundraising. She will join the team on 1 August 2018. This new role for the company will provide additional capacity across all client work but particularly for the trust fundraising and major donor programmes, which will both benefit from a new quality assurance framework that Wolf will develop. Mathers & Wallsgrove set up charity branding consultancyJohn Mathers (R), former CEO of the Design Council, and Bill Wallsgrove (L), an experienced creative director, have teamed up to launch a branding consultancy for charities and social enterprises.  Called Mathers & Wallsgrove, the new consultancy will work with charity boards, governors and trustees to define distinctive and compelling propositions that generate more high-quality commercial funding. The agency will be based in London and Brighton and will advise charities on strategy and creative that enables them to ‘think more like brand owners’ and define their specific points of difference. Recruitment round-up: who’s moving? A round-up of some of the sector’s recent people and appointment news. ACEVO seeks new ChairACEVO is seeking a new Chair, following the announcement that Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind, has stepped down for family reasons, with Joe Irvin taking his place until a permanent replacement can be recruited. Interviews are due to take place on 5 October, and the successful appointment will be ratified at ACEVO’s December AGM. Tagged with: Charity People Recruitment / peoplecenter_img Marie Curie Chief Executive to step down next SpringDr Jane Collins, Chief Executive of Marie Curie has announced that she will step down in Spring 2019. Dr Collins joined Marie Curie as Chief Executive in September 2012. Before that, she was Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children for 11 years, having previously been medical director of the hospital. Dr Collins was also the Chief Executive of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Dr Collins’s roles outside Marie Curie include trustee at the King’s Fund, co-chair of the Ambitions in End of Life Care Group, a member of the Cicely Saunders Institute Advisory Council, the Palliative Care Leadership Network and a member of the HELIX Centre of End of Life Care Steering Committee. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Liz Allen & Bruno van Dyk join Grenzebach Glier and AssociatesGrenzebach Glier and Associates has announced that Liz Allen & Bruno van Dyk have joined its UK/Europe team. As Senior Vice President, UK & Europe, van Dyk brings over 20 years experience in development work, university advancement and international activities. Most recently he was Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Durham University. Allen joins as Consulting Vice President, to provide strategic communications counsel to GG+A’s clients. She is currently Director of Strategic and Digital Communications at the American School in London.  121 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 17 July 2018 | News  122 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 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.last_img read more

Worldwide Cancer Research & BTA partner on charity’s expansion

first_imgWorldwide Cancer Research & BTA partner on charity’s expansion 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. Scottish charity Worldwide Cancer Research is relocating from its base in St Andrews to new headquarters in Edinburgh, and recruiting over 25 new members of staff.Worldwide Cancer Research is working with BTA on the project, which believes it is the biggest and broadest recruitment campaign ever undertaken for a Scottish charity. BTA will be working across all departments to recruit the staff, beginning this month and continuing to April 2019. The new roles will span all areas of the charity’s operations, from research to communications.From its base in Stirling, BTA’s entire team will be involved in a campaign that will see them engage with thousands of applicants from the private, public and voluntary sectors. The recruitment process will involve weeks of candidate screening and the team will sit in on over 25 days of interviewing.BTA’s joint Chief Executive, Bruce Tait said:“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Worldwide Cancer Research as part of this exciting development. For some charities, this rate of recruitment might have caused issues, but Worldwide Cancer Research’s strong operational culture of “Together We Can” makes a campaign like this possible. In fact, it’s a great way to develop a cross-organisational culture amongst a large staff group, all recruited through the same process at the same time. We are determined to find them many great new employees.”Dr Helen Rippon, CEO of Worldwide Cancer Research, said: Advertisement “This is a hugely exciting time for the charity. With 40 years of incredible discoveries thanks to our wonderful supporters, Scotland’s only cancer research charity is ready for the next chapter in its incredible journey. We are thrilled to be working alongside BTA and look forward to meeting our new Team Worldwide recruits!” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  97 total views,  1 views today  98 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Melanie May | 5 November 2018 | News Tagged with: recruitment Scotlandlast_img read more

Lawyer for Indigenous fights Big Oil

first_imgActivists and allies turned out May 10 for a rally at Federal Court in New York City to support Steven Donziger, a lawyer and champion for environmental justice and human rights. Donziger led the team that won a historic $9.5 billion lawsuit against Chevron for pollution crimes in Ecuador. May 10, New York City. Credit: Acción RevoluciónIn 1993 Donziger sued Texaco, Inc., on behalf of Indigenous Ecuadorans sickened by the company’s oil operations in the Lago Agrio region of the Amazon. The lawsuit eventually included Chevron, which had acquired Texaco. In 2011 it finally succeeded in holding Chevron liable for water and soil contamination in Ecuador between 1964 and 1992. Ten years later, the company still refuses to pay and start the cleanup.Instead, Chevron has hounded Donziger, resulting in a misdemeanor contempt charge for which the lawyer has endured over 600 days of house arrest. Donziger is currently being tried in Manhattan, where the rally was organized by Acción Revolución, “the largest group of revolutionary Ecuadorians in the United States, fighting for a better future.” (accionrevolucion.org)Donziger’s real “crime” was taking on Big Oil and winning a billion-dollar judgement for Indigenous people in Ecuador whose lives and lands have been destroyed by Chevron.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more