GambleAware flags gaps in UK problem gambling treatment

first_img Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines GambleAware has called for authorities to increase and expand the amount of help available to problem gamblers in the UK after new research found that almost half of affected players are choosing not access treatment or support.The first edition of the Treatment Needs and Gap Analysis report was carried out by a group of researchers, including the National Centre for Social Research, with the aim of examining gambling treatment and support services in Great Britain.Some 12,161 adults were surveyed between 24 September and 13 October 2019, with researchers using the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) to decide if someone was a low, moderate or high risk gambler. It found that 13% of adults scored one or higher on the PSGI scale. Of this number, 7% were classed as a low risk gamblers (a score of 1-2); 3% as being of moderate risk (a score of 3-7); and 3% as a problem gambler (a score of 8 or higher).Based on a YouGov population study conducted in tandem, this suggested across the country 2.7% of gamblers could be classed as having a problem. Those that accessed treatment tended to have done so after playing igaming products, virtual gaming machines in licensed betting offices or betting online with a bookmaker.Around 17% of all gamblers with a PGSI score of one or higher said they had used some form of treatment, such as mental health services, and support from friends or family in the past 12 months. The severity of the gambling harm they experienced dictated whether they sought help, it found. While just 3% of those classed as low risk had done so, this jumped to 54% for problem gamblers.Of those identified as problem gamblers, 17% did not believe that their gambling was harmful, or that it only involved small amounts of money, and they did not seek any help or treatment because of this.Researchers also found that perceived stigma or shame was a significant barrier, with 27% of problem gamblers giving this as a reason for not seeking support for their problem. Other problem gamblers said personal reasons such as ill health, a lack of awareness of problem gambling, the mode of therapy and also practical reasons such as time constraints or cost as reasons for not seeking help.Female gamblers were three times more likely than men to refer to practical barriers as a reason for not accessing treatment or support. Younger adults and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities were less likely to gamble, but more likely to be classified as problem gamblers. This group was also more likely to have accessed treatment or support services. GambleAware also said that the needs of people from a lower socioeconomic background were not adequately met, with 17% of these gamblers likely to report that nothing would motivate them to seek support.Meanwhile, researchers found that the behaviour of 7% of problem gamblers impacted on their family and social environment, while almost one in five of those ‘affected others’ also experienced gambling harms themselves. Those in this group said a lack of treatment and support for affected family members specifically, and not enough signposting to available services, was an area of concern.In addition, the GambleAware research included a YouGov population survey to determine the level of problem gambling in the UK, which identified that 2.7% of individuals were deemed ‘problem gamblers’.“This research has shown that there is a clear need to further strengthen and improve the existing treatment and support on offer, to develop routes into treatment and to reduce barriers to accessing help,” GambleAware chief executive Marc Etches said.“Services have to be flexible to meet the needs of individuals and easy to access. This research shows how the need for support and the way it is accessed may vary according to gender and demographic factors such as ethnic group, location or whether a person has additional health needs.”As such, GambleAware put forward a number of recommendations to address concerns raised by respondents. These included the ongoing development of education programmes and campaigns to increase awareness and reduce stigma around gambling addiction.GambleAware also recommended that services be tailored for those groups less likely to access treatment and support, such as women, younger people, those from BAME communities, people in lower socioeconomic backgrounds and affected others.“Meeting the needs highlighted in this report will require partnerships between the statutory and voluntary sectors, both those services specific to gambling treatment and other health and support provisions,” Etches said.“Working with those with lived experiences is essential in designing and promoting access to services, as well as helping to prevent relapse. It is important to engage community institutions including faith groups, to help make more people aware of the options available to them and ensure no one feels excluded from services.”Dr Sokratis Dinos, research director at the National Centre for Social Research, added: “A recurrent theme across this programme of studies was related to a lack of awareness of, or hesitation to accept, that gambling behaviour may be harmful. Gambling harms can have a negative impact on the perception of oneself often owing to the associated ‘stigma’.“Continuing to develop education programmes and public messaging about the way gambling disorder is perceived, and the development of peer-based, as well as tailored treatment and support services for groups less likely to access those provisions would help to address this and, in turn, contribute towards reducing barriers to seeking treatment and support.” Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Strategy Bingo Slots GambleAware flags gaps in UK problem gambling treatment GambleAware has called for authorities to increase and expand the amount of help available to problem gamblers in the UK after new research found that almost half of affected players are choosing not access treatment or support. 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Nike stays as world’s most valuable apparel brand: Report

first_img Brands Indian women cricket team and 52 other stars feature in Nike’s film, narrated by World cup star Megan Rapinoe Chennai Super Kings Suresh Raina appointed as Brand Ambassador for BharatPe Nike stays as world’s most valuable apparel brand: Report Cricket Business : Nike declines to renew, BCCI invites bids for Team Kit Sponsor and Merchandise Partner rights Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Sports Business : Adidas launches ‘What’s One More’ campaign to celebrate athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympics Brands Brands WWE adds several matches for tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW The Nike dominance is cemented through a high-impact marketing strategy responsible for the likes of the brand’s controversial “Dream Crazy” advert featuring Colin Kaepernick. The repercussions of this campaign made front-page news as some US fans reacted negatively to the move but the weekend following the ad’s launch saw Nike’s sales soar.“Nike’s bold marketing makes it stand out in a busy marketplace of sportswear apparel brands,” explained Brand Finance Managing Director Richard Haigh in a release. “In a time when customers look for experiences and emotional connection, Nike’s offering comes with unambiguous messages and values that people can rally behind.”Also Read: EC fines Nike $14 million in football merchandise caseAdidas comes third behind fashion brand Zara. The German brand’s value rose an impressive 17% to reach $16.7 billion. The European label also took a chunk out of Nike’s North American market but, given the current distance between the two brands’ values, its US-based competitor seems fairly secure in its leadership.The biggest gain, however, came from Uniqlo. The Japanese casual wear retailer slid into seventh place for 2019 thanks to a 48% rise in its brand value, which now totals $12.0 billion. The brand last year had taken away Roger Federer from the Nike camp in one of the most talked about sport icon deals.This progress was driven by strategic initiatives at the label, including its ongoing international expansion and its recent collaboration with tennis player Roger Federer. Moving forward, the brand has announced that it is aiming to become the largest apparel retailer in the world by 2020, principally by driving sales in the US, China and online.According to Brand Finance, this separate ranking calculates “the relative strength of brands through a balanced scorecard of metrics evaluating marketing investment, stakeholder equity, and business performance. Along with the level of revenues, brand strength is a crucial driver of brand value.”Here Nike came in second with a BSI of 87.4, followed by Prada (86.6), Gucci (85.5) and Zara (85.1) in third, fourth and fifth places, respectively. All of these brands achieved an AAA rating, with only Rolex gaining a “+” for its stellar performance.Brand Finance, which runs offices in over 20 countries, publishes its Apparel 50 report annually.Also Read: FIFA Women’s World Cup: Nike launches Future Fit kits for 14 teamsLa Liga replaces Nike with Puma as official ball of the league Sachin Tendulkar says, ‘spare a thought for Barbers’ in Gillette’s new Campaign IPL 2020 : Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma signs with Oakley eyewear TAGSAdidasMost valuable Sportswear brandNikeNike ShoesNike sportswearUS sportswearWorld most valuable Sportswear brand SHARE IPL 2021: CSK’s captain MS Dhoni takes stake in start-up whick makes Helicopter Shot Choclates and Beverages By Kunal Dhyani – February 28, 2019 center_img Brands Adidas to play with more heart and harness the power of the game in new film narrated by athlete and icon, Siya Kolisi Previous articleICC T20 rankings: Rahul, Kuldeep only Indians in top 10 chartsNext articleDhoni, Kohli smash Pant, Bumrah banters out of park Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Facebook Twitter Brands Brands Brands RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sports BusinessBrands PV Sindhu’s Stayfree digital campaign breaks record, clocks 12+ million views Brands US Sportswear and shoe brand Nike has consolidated its position as the most valuable apparel brand in the world this year with a value of $32.4 billion.This figure means that the brand’s value – a figure which Brand Finance defines as the net economic benefit that can be achieved by a brand owner by licensing its brand in the open market – has increased 16% since last year and ensures that the US brand continues to be the market leader in the segment, has reported quoting a newstudy from brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Brands Brands last_img read more

Multiverse Resources Plc ( HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgMultiverse Mining and Exploration Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMultiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (formerly Multiverse Resources Plc) is an exploration and mining company in Nigeria licensed to extract zinc, copper, gold, lead, tantalite, tin and barite ores. The company started a granite quarrying operation in 2005 in Ogun State and went from an installed capacity of 600 000 tons per annum to a over 1 millions tons in just over ten years across three locations in Nigeria. Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc has a zinc and lead mine site at Abuni in Awe Local Government Area in Nasarawa State; and is expanding is mining operations to include exploration licenses to cover tin ore, tantalite ore and copper ore. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Equity Bank Limited ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Equity Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The Meggitt share price has doubled in 12 months. Here’s what I’m doing now

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Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. See all posts by Jabran Khan Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. The Meggitt share price has doubled in 12 months. Here’s what I’m doing nowcenter_img Both the past week and past 12 months have been interesting times for Meggitt (LSE:MGGT). The Meggitt share price has experienced some interesting growth in these time periods. Rumours of a takeover caused the spike in share price last week. Based on current levels and takeover rumours, is the Meggitt share price an opportunity right now?An aerospace firm that isn’t suffering too badlyMeggitt Group is one aerospace firm that isn’t faring too badly in the current economic climate. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the aviation and aerospace industry has been well documented. The Meggitt share price, though, hasn’t fared badly, in my opinion.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…Meggitt Group is an engineering firm that operates in three core divisions: civil aerospace, defence, and energy. Over 50% of Meggitt’s revenue comes from its aerospace division. The applications of its products include civil aircraft, helicopters, engines, and business jets. It says that its parts are fitted to “almost every jet airliner, regional aircraft, and business jet in service”. Defence generates over 30% of revenue with applications deriving from military aircraft, vehicle, naval, and space markets.Despite the well documented, difficult market conditions, Meggitt hasn’t suffered too much. It has been able to avoid running up high levels of debt. Furthermore, it has not had to raise capital by selling shares.Meggitt share price continues to rise since crashThe share price gain Meggitt experienced at the end of last week was closely linked to takeover rumours. A report emerged from the US that aerospace engineering group Woodward Inc may be considering a deal. Woodward is a £5.7bn market cap firm, compared to £3.6bn Meggitt. There hasn’t been any comment from Meggitt regarding this news though. Today has seen its share price dip nearly 4% as I write.The Meggitt share price has risen nearly 100% in the past 12 months. As I write, shares are trading for 482p per share. This time last year, I could buy shares for 245p per share. Covid-19 caused most shares to crash badly when the world’s airlines were shut.In February of 2020, Meggitt’s share price fell from over 600p per share to around 220p. That’s a 65% drop. Reviewing these figures and timeline, Meggitt’s shares are still cheaper than pre-crash levels at current levels.Buy or avoid?Meggitt has a good track record of performance with a history of double-digit profit levels and good cash generation. Furthermore, many of its products are essential to modern day aerospace vehicles. As I mentioned earlier, it has not been hit too badly by the market crash and pandemic.During the pandemic, I avoided buying airline and aviation stocks. Restrictions are now easing and pent-up demand may even assist in a quicker recovery. Aviation body IATA, however, believes flying levels will not return to 2019 levels until approximately 2024.I am still of the same view and would not want to risk my hard earned money just now. The Meggitt share price is trading on close to 20 times 2022 forecast earnings, which is a bit too expensive for my liking.I would rather look to make a passive income from FTSE 100 stocks. Here are some I like just now that could boost my portfolio. Image source: Getty Images. Jabran Khan | Monday, 10th May, 2021 | More on: MGGT Enter Your Email Address FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Executive Council meets in Minnesota, aims to link ‘local context’…

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Executive Council meets in Minnesota, aims to link ‘local context’ to broader Jesus Movement Executive Council, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Executive Council October 2018 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Presiding Bishop Michael Curry gives the opening remarks Oct. 15 during the first day of the Executive Council meeting in Chaska, Minnesota. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Chaska, Minnesota] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council kicked off its first meeting since the 79th General Convention on Oct. 15, gathering in a conference center in this Twin Cities suburb to begin discussing how to align church operations with the priorities and mandates established in July.The 40 voting members of Executive Council and additional nonvoting members represent a broad mix of races, ages, genders and places of origin. One example was Table 4, where Honduras Bishop Lloyd Allen sat across from the Rev. Devon Anderson, rector at the nearby Trinity Episcopal Church in Excelsior, Minnesota. The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president, lauded the group for its diversity – “more diverse than it was at last triennium, and I think God for that.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry opened the morning session at Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center by using a passage from the Gospel of John to set the tone for this four-day session: “I am the vine, you are the branches,” Jesus said during his Last Supper. “Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.”Curry came back to those lines several times during remarks that ran about 20 minutes. The church “loses its soul the further it gets away from Jesus of Nazareth,” he said, but the work of the Executive Council will build on the movement of Christians seeking to reclaim what it means to be followers of Jesus and his teachings.“I know that it’s easy for fads to come and go, and yet it is my deep and earnest prayer that our embracing what it means to be the Jesus Movement will not be a fad that comes and goes,” Curry said.The Episcopal Church put its beliefs into action through more than 500 resolutions passed at the 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas. “Our structures for translating, processing and disseminating strained at the sheer volume” of resolutions, Jennings said, but she was heartened rather than troubled by the numbers. A record number of resolutions shows Episcopalians are energized by their faith.She also was encouraged by the stunning number of people – 1,200 – who have volunteered to serve on one of the interim bodies that continue the work of General Convention during the triennium.“The good news is 1,200 people want to be involved in the work between conventions,” Jennings said.The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, speaks Oct. 15 at Executive Council. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceJennings opened her remarks by briefly recapping General Convention and couldn’t help getting in final references to the General Convention Pigeon and some deputies’ love of Voodoo doughnuts. Lighter moments aside, during the two weeks in Austin, the bishops and deputies led the church in confronting some of the most pressing issues facing society today, including immigration and gun violence.At convention, the House of Bishops held a “Liturgy of Listening” to tell the stories of sexual abuse and exploitation, including within the church, drawing attention to these issues “that too many church leaders have refused to acknowledge and have only become more urgent since convention concluded,” Jennings said.In February, Jennings appointed a 47-member Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation to lead the church’s efforts, and those efforts will accelerate in the new triennium, Jennings said Oct. 15. She also referenced her guest post published Oct. 8 in The Christian Century, which she wrote in response to the sexual assault allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh made by psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford.Executive Council’s responsibility is to carry out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1).Curry, as presiding bishop, serves as president of Executive Council, and Jennings is vice president. Twenty members of Executive Council – four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 laypeople – are elected by General Convention to six-year terms, with half of those members elected every three years. Each of the Episcopal Church’s nine provinces elects an ordained member and a lay member for six years, and those elections also alternate every three years.Council also has several additional nonvoting members, such as the Episcopal Church’s finance director and chief operating officer.The agenda for the first day of this Executive Council meeting was light on legislative business, though the group voted in the morning to establish a new roster of committees based on the priorities set by General Convention under Curry. They are Finance, Government & Operations, Mission Within the Episcopal Church, and Mission Beyond the Episcopal Church.The Rev. Michael Barlowe, secretary of General Convention, gives an overview of the work of Executive Council on Oct. 15. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe Rev. Michael Barlowe, secretary of General Convention, sought to frame the Executive Council’s business this week partly as an attempt to bridge the gap between the churchwide and the local. “The further you get from the local congregation,” he said, “the more remote things can sometimes seem.”He encouraged the Executive Council members to keep the local context in mind, and he noted the Executive Council plans to meet in all nine provinces over the course of the triennium leading up to the 80th General Convention, which will be held in Baltimore. “We’re going to make an effort to learn more about that local context as we go around,” he said.The next Executive Council meeting will be Feb. 21-24 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Future locations have yet to be announced.Curry, in his remarks, also alluded to unspecified organizational “crises” within the Episcopal Church that had been hindering its spiritual work. “Every crisis is a disguised opportunity; you just have to figure out what it is,” he said. “We realized we needed to do something different.” One of those things was hiring a personnel consultant to study the workplace culture of the churchwide offices and help church leaders improve that culture.“Through it all, we’re going to love each other and take care of each other,” he said.Curry was more pointed in making his case for “reclaiming Jesus,” invoking an initiative that he and other ecumenical leaders launched earlier this year to refocus the broader culture on Jesus’ teachings. Certain far-right evangelical preachers don’t even mention Jesus, Curry said, but they speak with a “religious intonation” that sounds Christian but is actually political.“Christianity is being hijacked in public perceptions of what it means to be Christian,” Curry said.By trying to reclaim the Jesus of love and compassion, he said he wasn’t making a political commentary, though “it may have political consequences.”“That’s what I believe we need, not just in the church,” he said. “I’m talking in the culture – a revival of the way of being Christian that looks something like Jesus, the Jesus that said ‘love is what it’s all about.’”When the group reconvened after lunch, Curry spoke briefly about the “Way of Love,” a rule of life that he, his staff and leaders from around the church developed to help Episcopalians practice being part of the Jesus Movement in their own lives and communities.Russell Randle, a lay member from the Diocese of Virginia, offered praise and thanks for the Way of Love, which Curry had unveiled during General Convention.“For the first time, really, in my memory our wider church has put in the hands of people a very able and effective tool to make people at the individual and parish level more effective witnesses of the Gospel,” Randle said. One of the resolutions at Virginia’s upcoming convention would ask parishes how they plan to implement the Way of Love locally, he said.Allen, bishop of Honduras, who spoke through an interpreter, emphasized the need to change how the church reaches the younger generation, including through smarter use of technology and rethinking what church should be in today’s world.“Jesus Christ has challenged us,” Allen said. “Jesus Christ is challenging this church. … Let’s leave our old ways behind, and let’s do what Jesus called us to do.”The Executive Council’s mandate is to provide top-level leadership for the church during the triennium, but Allis Freeman worried that most Episcopalians don’t understand its function.“We’ve heard that all politics is local. I think all church stuff is actually local, too,” said Freeman, a lay member from the Diocese of North Carolina. “There are people who do not know there is an Executive Council. There are people who do not know what the Executive Council does.”She urged the church to communicate that mission more widely, adding this is one way to improve outreach to young people.As if on cue, much of the rest of the afternoon was devoted to a presentation about the role of the Executive Council, led by Sally Johnson, chancellor for the president of the House of Deputies, and Douglas Anning, chief legal officer.More information about Executive Council can be found here, and the Executive Council bylaws are here.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By David PaulsenPosted Oct 15, 2018 Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Matt Stevens on life away from rugby

first_imgTuesday Nov 24, 2009 Matt Stevens on life away from rugby The rigours of international rugby take their toll on each player in a different way. One man who couldnt handle the pressure is now getting used to life off the field, away from the sport he loves. No Lions tour. No England internationals. No rugby. Bath prop Matt Stevens was suspended in January this year after he admitted to taking cocaine. He was banned from the sport for 2 years, and will only be back in action in January of 2011.He will be out of the game for a long time, and many have questioned if the 27 year old will even have a career at all when he finally comes back. Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio has openly criticised Stevens’ club, Bath, for not showing the 32 times England capped prop enough support. “No one condones the use of recreational drugs in any way whatsoever in sport, but a player I think should be given help by his rugby club rather than booted out,” Dallaglio said after offering Stevens an informal contract at Wasps. Bath have since shown interest, as earlier this week they said that theyd like to have him back. “I’ve spoken to Matt about where he sees his future and what he’d like to do. We’d love him to come back to us and I have made that clear,” explained Bath chief executive Nick Blofeld. “I may not have been at the club for very long, but in that time it’s clear that Matt’s presence at the club has been missed both on and off the pitch. “He is a big character with strong leadership skills and a lot of charm. It therefore came as a shock to everyone when the news broke and we had no precedent when it came to dealing with it. “Matt has kept very fit and has even become a Brazilian Ju Jitsu Champion, which is an extraordinary feat and demonstrates again his drive and determination to succeed,” he added. Stevens is currently spending all his time running a coffee shop with former teamate Lee Mears, as well as learning martial arts. He’s welcomed his club’s the positive outlook on the situation. “I’m very pleased that Bath have spoken to me and said they’d like me to come back,” he admitted. “It’s obviously early days for my future rugby career but Bath and the rugby club are obviously still a big part of my life and I’ll give it very serious consideration.” This interesting interview gives us an insight into what it’s been like for the disgraced prop, and we finally get to hear exactly what drove him to breaking down and doing what he did. 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Students reflect on being Orientation leaders

first_imgTwitter Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printNext year’s orientation leaders who help transition students and parents to TCU and Fort Worth will be selected in the coming weeks and current leaders reflect on the benefits.“Being an orientation leader is the greatest thing I’ve done since coming to TCU,” orientation coordinator John Biebighauser said. “It really helped give me such a deep appreciation for TCU and all of the things that happen behind the scenes that make TCU so special.”That behind-the-scenes look into campus life is worth the investment, orientation leader Christian Flick said.“Orientation is a lot of work, but is also one of the most gratifying things that I have done,” Flick said, encouraging students to apply. “At the very least, you receive interview experience, and, if it works out, you get an incredible opportunity.”During orientation sessions the leaders facilitate small group sessions, lead first-year students around campus and help with academics and advising.“Orientation leaders are probably some of the most knowledgeable students on campus because they have to be able to advise students from every imaginable background in every imaginable major as well as answer questions about all aspects of student life at TCU,” Biebighauser said.In each orientation session, orientation leaders are grouped in pairs. They are able to switch co-leaders every session, so they have the opportunity to work with everyone on the staff.“The staff dynamic is probably one of the best parts of the job,” Biebighauser said.Applicants for orientation leader fill out a form on OrgSync and sign up for a one-on-one interview with a member of the leadership team. Next, they participate in a group interview which includes a brief presentation.Applications for orientation leaders close Friday at 11:45 p.m. Applicants will then go through a round of interviews and learn if they are selected in the next three to four weeks.If selected, the student leaders hold their position from January through September 2018, plus one following week in January 2019. They divide their time between training and working the orientation sessions for next year’s incoming students. Paloma Norton Linkedin Paloma Norton + posts Facebook 2017 orientation leaders in snapshot of photo from student development services Facebook ReddIt ReddIt TCU Flu Clinic to offer fewer vaccines this year ‘Little Words Project’ aims to spread kindness among women at TCU Paloma Norton is a senior fashion merchandising major and journalism minor from Austin, Texas. When she’s not out reporting on campus life at TCU, she’s probably taking pictures of her food or scrolling through her Instagram feed. She’s traveled to 17 different countries and welcomes suggestions on where her next adventure should be! Linkedin Previous articleLead On forum opens campus culture conversationNext articleWomen’s tennis fall tournament gives ‘an indication’ of team’s current standing Paloma Norton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Paloma Norton TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history last_img read more

German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom

first_img GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Organisation GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Help by sharing this information RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Follow the news on Germany Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go further RSF calls for journalists protection against BND surveillance June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts The need for special protection of communications between media professionals and their sources has now been recognized by law for the first time. However, despite certain improvements, the legislators are failing to protect foreign media workers from digital surveillance and from the possibility of the information gathered by the BND being misused by authoritarian states. In May 2020, after reviewing a complaint lodged by RSF and several international journalists, Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe ruled that the legal basis for the mass surveillance of global internet traffic by the BND was unconstitutional. Among other stipulations, it ordered that the BND Act be revised to include provisions to better protect the confidentiality of communications in confidential relationships of trust (Vertraulichkeitsbeziehungen) between media professionals and their sources.”The law does not meet the requirements of the Court’s ruling, let alone the requirement, based on human rights, to find an appropriate balance between security interests and the right to confidentiality of communications,” said Christian Mihr, Executive Director of RSF Germany. Little has changed in terms of actual surveillance practices. The BND is allowed to continue to spy on communications on a massive scale, and has even been given additional hacking powers. It can collect revealing data on media professionals and their contacts without restrictions, and pass it on to other intelligence services. We are therefore considering taking the matter back to the Constitutional Court.”In December 2020, the German government passed a draft act that was sharply criticized by RSF. Among other things, RSF objected to the continuation of the practice of passing on unfiltered traffic data, such as information on who communicates with whom and when by email, along with the corresponding subject lines. It also criticized that under the new law the BND itself will be responsible for deciding who qualifies as a journalist and therefore enjoys the corresponding protection. This runs counter to the objective of appropriate oversight of the intelligence agency, RSF argued.RSF’s efforts to have the law revised to guarantee better protection for media workers were endorsed by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeiro, among others. At the beginning of March, criticism echoing RSF’s concerns about the draft act was voiced at an expert panel meeting in the Committee of Internal Affairs, which is the lead committee on this matter. Several legal experts also expressed concerns about the constitutionality of the draft act. As a result, the committee decided to make certain improvements to the government’s draft. For example, the text now stipulates that the process by which the BND decides which relationships fall into the category of confidential relationships of trust must be documented, a step which is meant to facilitate the independent review of such decisions made by the intelligence service. Likewise, the criteria for BND surveillance of journalistic communication in situations in which Germany’s internal security is considered to be in danger have been tightened.However, despite these changes, the key points of criticism voiced by RSF remain unaddressed. By allowing the BND to continue to collect, analyse and pass on the traffic data of media professionals and their contacts to other intelligence agencies without restrictions, the law leaves the current surveillance practices for the most part unchanged. It makes a dubious distinction between the personal information of those whose communications enjoy special protection and supposedly non-personal data or device data, which often reveal just as much about a specific individual and their contact networks and behaviour.In addition, oversight of the intelligence agency remains fragmented; the powers of the individual oversight bodies are too limited, especially in view of the rapid advances in surveillance technology. At the same time, the law gives the BND new powers to hack foreign servers and systems, thus further expanding the intelligence services’ scope for state surveillance. In view of these significant shortcomings, RSF Germany and the Society for Civil Rights (GFF) are considering filing another constitutional complaint.Germany is ranked 11th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index.  News News News As the German Bundestag passed the federal government’s draft to reform the Federal Intelligence Service Act (or BND Act), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) considers the new hurdles that the law creates regarding the surveillance of journalists and their sources within the framework of Foreign-Foreign Communications Intelligence by the BND, Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, to be inadequate. News May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF_en March 30, 2021 German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom February 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Polar bear cub born on Thanksgiving at Columbus Zoo

first_imgfilo/iStock(COLUMBUS, OH.) — The Columbus Zoo has a lot to be thankful for after a polar bear cub was born on Thanksgiving Day.The sweet, new addition was born to mother Aurora and father Lee early Thursday at 12:43 a.m., the zoo announced in a press release.“The Animal Care team notes that Aurora is being an attentive mother to her new cub, who has been observed nursing,” the zoo said in a statement. “As Aurora continues to care for her cub, she and her little one will remain in their private denning area behind the scenes until spring.”Although there is no pregnancy test for polar bears, zoo officials said they were monitoring Aurora after they had observed behaviors that indicated she may be ready to have a cub.The new mama bear was “frequently resting in her den leading up to the cub’s birth,” the zoo shared.“Polar bears have one of the lowest reproductive rates of any mammal due to delayed implantation, during which a fertilized egg does not implant in the uterus for several months to ensure the cub is born to the mother at the best time for survival,” according to the zoo.Tom Stalf, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium president and CEO, praised the Animal Care team and said he is “very proud of the continued success” of the zoo’s polar bear program.“The birth of this polar bear cub is extremely exciting, of course, but the work of our team isn’t over as the survival rate for a delicate cub during its first few weeks is low based on a variety of factors,” Stalf said. “The polar bear is a species that continues to face many threats to their survival, and we are not only helping to contribute to their future with these births, but we also remain committed to sharing the knowledge we gain through these experiences with our conservation partners and others working to help save polar bears.”The zoo has given more than $250,000 to polar bear research in the Arctic and is designated as an “Arctic Ambassador Center by Polar Bears International (PBI).”Aurora, 13, has previously given birth to three litters, with three surviving cubs relocated to other zoos.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more