Dutch Senate to vote on Remote Gaming Bill next week

first_img Email Address 13th February 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Dutch Senate has confirmed it will vote on the Remote Gaming Bill next week, in a move that could take the country closer to launching its regulated igaming market. The Senate has been debating the legislation for the past week in the hope of moving the bill forward. The bill was passed by the lower chamber of the Dutch legislature, the House of Representatives, in 2016 but progress has stalled in the Senate. However, following a hearing yesterday (February 12), it has been confirmed that lawmakers in the upper house will vote on the bill on February 19.Among the issues that have been up for debate over the past few days include a number of proposals by Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker, designed to offer additional protection to consumers.Such measures include unlicensed operators that have been actively targeting consumers in the Dutch market to observe a two-year ‘cooling down’ period before they are permitted to apply for a licence.Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) would then be able to assess the behaviour of these operators during the period and decide whether they should be allowed to submit an application.“I want to make a distinction with regard to channelling and related consumer protection,” Dekker said in a letter to the Dutch Senate. “To be eligible for a licence, providers must show that they can behave.“Illegal providers who continue to actively focus on the Dutch market and recruit players here, I want to ban. I have called these providers cowboys.”Dekker has also proposed a number of restrictions for advertising, but advised against a blanket ban on ads, instead saying licensed operators should only be allowed advertise under strict conditions.Operators would need to ensure ads do not encourage excessive participation or be aimed at socially vulnerable groups, including those under the age of 24, while licensees would not be permitted to use professional athletes, influencers or vloggers to promote their services.Live betting adverts would be banned during the event they are in relation to, while all televised gambling adverts would be prohibited between the hours of 6am and 7pm.Dekker goes on to outline how the KSA would be permitted to issue specific instructions to payment service providers, marketing companies and other facility service providers in order to block access to illegal sites.“This way, for example, KSA can directly block payment services to illegal providers,” Dekker said.Last week, the European Gaming and Betting Association praised Dekker’s efforts to help push the bill through, calling on Dutch lawmakers to introduce a national online gambling framework to help protect consumers and allow the country to benefit from iGaming taxation.Image: Max Pixel Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands Tags: Online Gambling The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called on The Dutch Senate has confirmed it will vote on the Remote Gaming Bill next week, in a move that could take the country closer to launching a legal and regulated iGaming market. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Dutch Senate to vote on Remote Gaming Bill next week Legal & compliancelast_img read more

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Gambling Business Group names Gauselmann UK executive as new chairman

first_imgHowever, GBG has instead said such proposals should be put forward as part of the Gambling Act Review and scrutinised by the government before coming into effect. Sharp has worked in the gambling industry for more than 40 years, including spells with companies such SG Gaming, Inspired Gaming Group, Stanleybet and Leisure Link. Gambling Business Group names Gauselmann UK executive as new chairman “I welcome Steve to the role of GBG chair and the opportunity to draw on his cross-sector experience as we navigate these unprecedented challenges.” Tags: Gauselmann UK GBG Steve Sharp In his new role, Sharp will help and advise the GBG on key industry matters, such as the ongoing, government-led Gambling Act Review that launched last month. Topics: People People moves Management GBG chief executive Peter Hannibal added: “There has never been a more crucial time for GBG to ensure that members’ interests are represented through evidence-based arguments and a compelling vision for the future. “GBG has recorded some notable achievements since its formation seven years ago and it has done so by bringing a strategic approach to the development of the industry and also to its engagement with government,” Sharp said. 22nd January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Management Regions: UK & Ireland The Commission in November launched a consultation seeking feedback on its plans to introduce requirements to act on the information they have about a consumer’s potential vulnerability. British cross-sector organisation Gambling Business Group (GBG) has appointed Steve Sharp, an executive with Gauselmann Group’s British arm, as its new chairman. The appointment comes after GBG this week criticised proposals from the GB Gambling Commission to introduce affordability checks, saying this could lead to an increase in players accessing unlicensed sites and a rise in problem gambling. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “The Review is a seminal opportunity that we cannot waste. It provides a chance to re-set the gambling entertainment proposition that we are able to provide consumers set against a robust commitment to safe gambling which is at the heart of everything GBG members do.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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Why I think the Unilever share price has the best dividend in the FTSE 100

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head | Saturday, 6th June, 2020 | More on: ULVR Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The Unilever (LSE: ULVR) share price has bounced back quickly from the stock market crash. Shares in the FTSE 100 consumer goods group are now trading at the same level as on 3 January. In contrast, the FTSE 100 is still down by around 15%.I’m pretty sure that one reason for Unilever’s rapid recovery is the quality and reliability of the group’s dividend. While many big FTSE names have cut or suspended their payouts since March, Unilever has not.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…Boss Alan Jope felt confident enough to leave the first-quarter dividend unchanged in April, despite committing €500m of cash flow to support the group’s suppliers.I reckon Unilever shares could offer the best dividend in the FTSE 100. Here are three reasons why.Over 30 years without a cutOne of the top requirements for a good dividend stock is reliability. Many income investors use their dividend cash to provide an income. A sudden cut without warning is bad news.Unilever has not cut its dividend since at least 1988. I think the true figure is much longer, but to be honest I don’t have the time to search through dozens of historic annual reports.In any case, a 30-year record is enough to put Unilever shares in an elite group of FTSE 100 stocks with a dividend streak of more than 20 years.The Unilever share price provides a decent yieldSome FTSE 100 stocks have long histories of dividend growth, but their dividend yields are just too low for me to be interested. Even in today’s low interest rate world, I don’t think a yield of less than about 2.5% is much use if you’re looking for a cash income.Happily, Unilever’s share price is low enough to give the stock an attractive yield. Even after the recent rebound, the shares still offer a dividend yield of around 3.5%.That looks attractive to me, especially as the firm’s payout has doubled over the last 10 years alone. Unilever’s share price reflects this strong performance – the stock has doubled over the last eight years.An affordable dividendIf Jope cut the payout, I’m pretty sure the Unilever share price would tank. Companies don’t like to cut their dividends, as it signals a lack of confidence. Unfortunately, this means that payments are sometimes maintained, even when they’ve become unaffordable.The easiest way to test the affordability of a dividend is by comparing it to a firm’s earnings per share. Ideally, earnings per share should be significantly higher than the dividend, so the company can reinvest some its profits in growth or perhaps repay debt.On average, Unilever’s earnings have covered its dividend about 1.5 times over the last six years. For a stable, defensive business, that seems comfortable to me.A second, tougher test of affordability is to look at a company’s free cash flow. This is the actual surplus cash generated by the business each year. Ideally, you want dividends to be covered by free cash flow as well as accounting profits. Unilever scores well here too, with consistently strong cash generation over the years.My verdict?Although Unilever’s share price of £44 values the business at 20 times forecast earnings, the 3.5% dividend yield still looks attractive to me. I think this could be the best dividend stock in the FTSE 100 and would rate the shares as a buy. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img 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. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Why I think the Unilever share price has the best dividend in the FTSE 100 See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

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3 FTSE 100 income stocks I’d buy

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. See all posts by Manika Premsingh Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address 3 FTSE 100 income stocks I’d buycenter_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Since most FTSE 100 stocks pay dividends today, I have plenty of choice when buying shares that meet my dividend criteria. Here I’m looking at the attributes I consider when investing for a passive income and a trio of stocks that fit the bill for me.How to select income stocksFirst of all, when choosing income stocks, I think the dividend yield, which is the dividend amount as a proportion of the share price, should be high. It is the return on my investment, so the higher it is, the bigger my gains. 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…Second, ideally the stock should offer capital growth too. Typically, high-growth stocks do not have high dividend yields. But it is reasonable to expect some capital growth over time. Even if the capital value declines long term, I should still be a net-gainer. This can happen if the dividend is high enough to make up for the loss in investment value. And third, I see dividends as an additional source of medium-to-long-term income. This means I like stocks that have a history of paying dividends, and preferably have a high yield. This generates income for me for a long time.Based on these requirements, here are three FTSE 100 stocks that I like best. #1. Legal & General Financial services group Legal & General has a plump dividend yield of 6.3%, making it among the most attractive FTSE 100 stocks from which to earn a passive income. Additionally, it continued to pay dividends despite the pandemic, which gives me some assurance of dividend stability.The company’s stock price has also risen by 50% from last year, making it a double win for investors. Its decent financial health also encourages me to make a long-term investment in the stock. #2. Rio TintoThe multi-commodity miner Rio Tinto has had a strong year, as industrial metals’ prices rallied. As the global economy gets out of its funk later in the year, commodities should stay in demand. This bodes well for both the miner’s share price and dividend yield, which is presently at 5.4%. This is not the highest of the lot, but considering a share price increase of 43% over the year and a positive outlook, I think it is a stock to buy. #3. National GridThe electricity and gas provider, National Grid is optimistic about its prospects. This should show up in its dividends too, which were increased by 1% yesterday. Its dividend yield is 5.2%, which is not too bad for a defensive stock. As a utility, there is a floor to its demand. This can translate into steady performance compared to cyclical stocks. Further, it means a higher likelihood of stable dividends as well.A point to noteWhile there is a good chance that these stocks can continue to pay dividends, I like to bear in mind that all stock market investments are subject to risks. I do not have to look much beyond 2020 to realise that. Many FTSE 100 companies reduced or outright cancelled dividends as the pandemic hit.But they have restarted dividends as well. This tells me, that as long as I invest in high-quality stocks that meet my investing criteria, I do reduce my risk  levels.  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. Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 22nd May, 2021 last_img read more

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Jerry Flannery set for more time on the sidelines

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Jerry Flannery’s cruel run of luck with injuries has continued with confirmation that the Munster and Ireland hooker is facing a lay-off of between four to six weeks.Jerry Flannery injured his right calf during the closing stages of Munster’s Magners League win over Ulster at Thomond Park last Saturday.He had been sprung from the replacements bench coming up to the hour mark, for his first appearance for Munster since their Heineken Cup victory over Toulon at the same venue in October.Against Toulon he suffered a recurrence of a troublesome injury to his left calf, and this latest injury is a real setback with important games in the Heineken Cup and the RBS 6 Nations Championship looming large on the horizon.Speaking after the Ulster game, head coach Tony McGahan said: “It’s a different calf (injury), not the same one. We’ll just have to wait and see.“Jerry is quite upset and everyone is feeling for him at this point in time. We will get a scan. “He worked really hard to get back from where he was and there is no doubt he will work really hard to get back from this one as well.“I haven’t gone through the details with him, he just knows it is injured and we will wait and see with the scan.”The scan, which was taken yesterday, has shown a tear in Flannery’s right calf muscle which will rule him out of action for four to six weeks.center_img That means he will miss Munster’s final pool games against Toulon and London Irish and Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations openers against Italy and France.Click here to see how much Jerry Flannery loves his hair!last_img read more

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Blues make eleven changes for Edinburgh

first_imgLONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Casey Laulala of Cardiff Blues is tackled by Gonzalo Camacho of Harlequins during the LV Anglo Welsh Cup match between Harlequins and Cardiff Blues at The Stoop on February 6, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Returning: Casey LaulalaWith the international players returning, the Blues have made eleven changes ahead of Friday night’s match.The Blues make six changes in the backs, with only Casey Laulala remaining in the starting XV from the team that lost to Leinster last Friday. There are a further five changes in forwards with only Xavier Rush, Paul Tito and Fau Filise keeping their places in the pack.Cardiff Blues are looking to make it six of the best against Edinburgh Rugby – but forwards coach Justin Burnell insists that five match winning run against the Scottish capital side will count for nothing when the teams clash at Cardiff City Stadium on Friday night.Three wins on the trot in the Pro12, along with an 18-17 home win and a 21-14 victory on the road in last season’s Heineken Cup leave the Blues looking for a sixth straight success.“We do have a good record against Edinburgh but it counts for nothing at all now,” said Burnell. “It is all about current form and they are a fantastic side.” “They were shown up by Munster but even then they were scoring tries. They are very capable in attack and can score tries. We are well aware that Edinburgh are a very good side. Michael Bradley has come in and given them a total overhaul, having done a fantastic job at Connacht.”“They have formidable players like Tim Visser, Chris Paterson and Ross Ford and some of them are the form players in Europe.”Starting XV:15 Leigh Halfpenny14 Alex Cuthbert13 Casey Laulala12 Jamie Roberts11 Chris Czekaj10 Dan Parks9 Lloyd Williams8 Xavier Rush7 Sam Warburton6 Michael Paterson5 Paul Tito (c)4 Bradley Davies3 Taufa’ao Filise2 T Rhys Thomas1 Gethin Jenkins Replacements:16 Ryan Tyrell17 John Yapp18 Scott Andrews19 Maama Molitika20 Josh Navidi21 Richie Rees22 Ceri Sweeney23 Gavin EvansNot available due to injuryAndries Pretorius – kneeDeiniol Jones – shoulderMartyn Williams – armGavin Henson – wristKristian Dacey – shoulderlast_img read more

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Communiqué: Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order (IASCUFO)Communiqué, 9 December 2015The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order met at Elmina, Ghana, from 2 to 9 December 2015.The Commission was generously hosted by the Church of the Province of West Africa and its Diocese of the Cape Coast. The Primate, the Most Revd Daniel Sarfo, and the Bishop of the Cape Coast, the Rt Revd Dr Victor Atta-Baffoe met with the Commission, and the Bishop subsequently welcomed the Members to a special ecumenical Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral, Cape Coast. Commission Members also participated in the Cathedral’s Sunday morning celebration of the Holy Eucharist, at which Bishop Victoria Matthews was invited to preside and Bishop Howard Gregory to preach. The Commission was delighted to spend a morning engaging with students and faculty at the St Nicholas Seminary.In the context of the contemporary crises of displacement and uprooting of people, of refugees and of human trafficking, the Commission paid a deeply moving visit to the Cape Coast Castle (see photograph). This was a major centre of the transatlantic slave trade, with the terrible incongruity of an Anglican church directly over the dungeons that held those who, through the ‘Door of No Return’, were to be shipped into chattel slavery.For part of the meeting, the Commission was joined by Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, who offered a deep and wide-ranging reflection on the present challenges within and future hopes for the Communion. The Commission warmly welcomed the opportunity to engage with him on ways of strengthening its capacity to fulfil its mandate in the service of the Communion.The Commission was also greatly heartened by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s timely decision to invite his fellow Primates of the Anglican Communion to meet together in January, and held this gathering in its daily prayers. Recalling that all of the Primates gathered at the Enthronement Eucharist of the Archbishop in March 2013, IASCUFO believes that the forthcoming meeting could be an opportunity for a new, redeemed conversation within the Communion to begin, and stands ready to assist in any way consistent with its remit.Much of the Commission’s work was devoted to supporting the forthcoming meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, in Lusaka in April 2016.For this, the Ecumenical Working Group considered recent ecumenical developments, including such significant documents as:the Agreed Statement on Christology, of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission;In the Image and Likeness of God: A Hope-Filled Anthropology, of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue; andInto All the World: Being and Becoming Apostolic Churches, of the Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity in Mission.ACC will also be invited to commend to the Communion:ways of deepening relationships between Anglicans and Lutherans, around the commemoration of the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation in 2017Receiving One Another’s Ordained Ministries, a report intended to assist churches of the Anglican Communion on questions of receiving the ordained ministries of ecumenical partners.In accordance with IASCUFO’s mandate, the Working Group on Communion Life prepared for ACC:Reflection on the ways in which Communion life is deepened, including prayer, worship and ScriptureA document entitled A Mission Shaped CommunionA working paper on the Instruments of Communion, as a follow up to the document Towards a Symphony of Instruments, prepared for ACC-15Working papers on local expressions of communion life for the Anglican Communion website.Work continued on a paper on Theological Anthropology, in which issues of slavery and human trafficking – so much present to those in Elmina – among other subjects, are addressed.The Commission expressed thanks to all who assisted with the organisation and running of the meeting, and particularly to the Revd Canon Anthony Eiwuley, Provincial Secretary. Members warmly welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Adviser on Anglican Communion Affairs, the Revd Canon Precious Omuku to his first IASCUFO meeting, and appreciated the extensive contribution of the Revd Canon Dr John Gibaut in his first meeting as Director of Unity, Faith and Order, rather than as a consultant member.The Commission’s work was nourished by the daily rhythm of worship. In the spirit of the Advent hope, the Commission celebrated a daily Eucharist, and said Morning and Evening Prayer.The next meeting will take place from 1 to 8 December 2016, at a venue to be confirmed.Present at the Elmina meeting:The Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi,Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi, and Chair of the CommissionThe Revd Professor Paul Avis,Church of EnglandThe Revd Sonal Christian,Church of North IndiaThe Rt Revd Dr Howard Gregory,The Church in the Province of the West IndiesThe Revd Professor Katherine Grieb,The Episcopal Church (USA)The Rt Revd Kumara Illangasinghe,Church of Ceylon, Sri LankaThe Rt Revd Victoria Matthews,Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and PolynesiaThe Revd Canon Dr Charlotte Methuen,Scottish Episcopal Church / Church of EnglandThe Revd Canon Precious Omuku,Archbishop of Canterbury’s Adviser on Anglican Communion AffairsProfessor Andrew Pierce,Church of IrelandThe Rt Revd Professor Stephen Pickard,Anglican Church of AustraliaThe Revd Canon Dr Sarah Rowland Jones,Church in WalesThe Revd Canon Dr John Gibaut,Director for Unity, Faith and OrderApologies received:The Revd Canon Professor Simon OliverThe Rt Revd William MchomboThe Revd Dr Jeremiah Guen Seok YangOthers absent from the meeting:The Rt Revd Dr Georges Titre AndeThe Rt Revd Professor Dapo AsajuThe Revd Canon Clement JandaThe Revd Dr Edison KalengyoThe Revd Canon Dr Michael Nai Chiu PoonThe Most Revd Hector Zavala Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ecumenical & Interreligious In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Posted Dec 14, 2015 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Communiqué: Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR center_img 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 Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Anglican Communion, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more

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Innovative water projects taking shape in Central Florida

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 District finding new ways to reuse reclaimed waterThere are some of the innovative projects the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) is developing to meet the growing water needs of the five-county Central Florida region while also protecting the region’s water resources. Water experts project the region will need an additional 300 million gallons of water per day by 2035. Only about 50 mgd will be available from traditional sources without harming the water and related natural resources like wetlands and lakes.“We have to be creative and collaborative if we want to ensure that our citizens have the water they need and that our natural resources, which define our quality of life, are protected,” said Brian Armstrong, Southwest Florida Water Management District executive director.“By working together on alternative water supply projects that benefit the CFWI region we help extend our future water supply,” said St. Johns River Water Management Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “It’s through this type of collaboration we can ensure residents and our natural resources have the water needed to thrive in the years to come.”“It is very encouraging to see this region’s water supply planning now being implemented in projects underway and on the horizon,” said Dan O’Keefe, South Florida Water Management District Governing Board chairman.Here’s a look at four unique regional water supply projects breaking new ground throughout the region:OSCEOLA COUNTY – Cypress Lake Wellfield ProjectThe Cypress Lakes Wellfield is a collaborative effort between the members of the Water Cooperative of Central Florida (WCCF, composed of the Tohopekaliga Water Authority, Orange County Utilities, Polk County Utilities, and the City of St. Cloud) and Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID).This proposed project will develop a nontraditional LFA groundwater wellfield in central Osceola County. The project includes the construction of a new water treatment plant, wellfield and raw water transmission systems, concentrate disposal well(s), and the construction of the distribution water mains to convey water among the WCCF partners.The project has been identified as having a 15 mgd and 30 mgd finished water construction phases. The project has been permitted and is in design. Final design is anticipated to begin in 2020 with construction in 2022.POLK COUNTY – Southwest Polk County Wellfield ProjectThe Southeast Polk County Wellfield project includes the construction of a new water treatment plant and associated infrastructure. This project is a collaborative effort among Polk County Utilities and municipalities within Polk County.The proposed project will develop a nontraditional Lower Floridan aquifer (LFA) water public supply wellfield in southeast Polk County. The project includes the construction of a new water treatment plant, wellfield and raw water transmission systems, concentrate disposal well(s), the construction of distribution water mains to the project partners, and internal system upgrades by individual project partners.The project is proposed to be built in three phases, with 10 mgd, 20 mgd, and 30 mgd finished water construction phases. The project partners will take the water from this wellfield project to meet their demands. This water will be used in lieu of additional future withdrawals from the traditional supply source. The project has been permitted and design will begin in 2017.POLK COUNTY – Tampa Electric Company (TECO) Polk Power ReuseThis award-winning reclaimed water supply project within the SWFWMD portion of Polk County supplies 10 mgd of reclaimed water from three different wastewater treatment facilities to the TECO Polk Power Generation Facility.The Edison Electric Institute, a electric industry trade association, honored Tampa Electric with a National Award for the innovative partnership project (Power industry’s most prestigious award). The Florida Engineering Society named it as the Engineering Project of the Century in 2016.The project included the design, permitting, construction and/or purchasing of a reclaimed water pump station at the Lakeland Wetland Treatment System, a pump station at the Mulberry Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), a storage tank at the TECO Polk Power Station, an  advanced membrane reclaimed water treatment system at the TECO Polk Power Station, a  membrane concentrate deep disposal well at the TECO Polk Power Station,  transmission mains from the Lakeland Wetland Treatment System to the TECO Polk Power Station, transmission lines from Polk Southwest WWTP and Mulberry WWTP to the transmission main line and other necessary equipment to supply available reclaimed water flows from Lakeland, Mulberry, and Polk Southwest WWTPs to the TECO Polk Power Station.The reclaimed water supply project provides an estimated 10 mgd of reclaimed water and will enable the future supply of ultimately up to 17 mgd of reclaimed water. The project is substantially complete.ORANGE COUNTY – Altamonte Springs/FDOT Integrated Reuse Stormwater TreatmentThis project constructed an integrated stormwater reuse and reclaimed water system.  The facilities include a pipeline for the delivery of excess stormwater and reclaimed water to the City of Apopka’s Water Reclamation Facility; a stormwater treatment plant; and a conveyance system to move stormwater from Cranes Roost to the stormwater treatment plant.The intent of the project is for the recipient to augment the existing reclaimed water system with treated stormwater from Cranes Roost and I-4 and pump any excess reclaimed water through a new transmission pipeline to the City of Apopka. Excess reclaimed water will occur primarily in wet weather conditions. Apopka will use excess reclaimed water to augment its reuse system and/or to provide recharge to the Floridan aquifer. This project is complete.Through the CFWI, three water management districts — the St. Johns River, South Florida, and Southwest Florida— are working collaboratively with other agencies and stakeholders to implement effective water resource planning, including water resource and supply development and management strategies to protect, conserve and restore our water resources. The CFWI encompasses five counties: Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk and Seminole.To date, the work of the CFWI has been captured in a series of documents which provides information to further develop specific regional water supply projects through partnerships with water users including potential sources, cost estimates, feasibility and permittability analysis, and any potential prevention or recovery needs. To learn more please visit cfwiwater.comThe St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleIs the Apopka budget process a foregone conclusion?Next articleWant to make pedestrians safer? 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Hongyue Garden Community / Hangzhou SSDesign

first_imgArchDaily Projects Housing Hongyue Garden Community / Hangzhou SSDesignSave this projectSaveHongyue Garden Community / Hangzhou SSDesign Save this picture!Architecture and Garden. Image © Qiu Ripei-AD Photography+ 27Curated by Joanna Wong Share China Architects: SSDesign Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Photographs:  Qiu Ripei-AD PhotographySave this picture!Multi – type residential Model. Image © Qiu Ripei-AD PhotographySelf-build house of farmerAs one of the important group involved in the rapid development of Chinese cities, farmers’ self-building has distinctive Chinese characteristics.  Under the mode of rapid expansion and construction, it has a group of morphological characteristics – individual independent colors and decorative elements pieced together by various styles.  Farmers’ self-built houses have spanned an era. They have replaced traditional wooden houses in the rapid development of urban construction. In today’s urban renewal, they have gradually become ruins and problems in the development of new towns under the influence of land acquisition and demolition.Save this picture!Balconies and Bay Windows. Image © Qiu Ripei-AD PhotographyValue in ruinsIndividual freedom: the privatization and freedom of farmers to build their own houses are relatively high in the category of residential buildings. Residents often make appropriate adjustments to their residences according to their own living needs. Whether they are balconies, warehouses or large eaves, these additional parts make the living atmosphere of the residences have more diverse connection with the external environment.Save this picture!Multi – type residential community. Image © Qiu Ripei-AD PhotographyGroup settlement: the self-built groups have the base of natural villages and often have a certain state, similar to small villages. Different from the rigorous ” square grid” in urban planning, these seemingly unorthodox self-built buildings also have a relatively natural texture.  Ethnic group awareness and intersection are their precious things, and these clustered elements have become the source of a collective life.Save this picture!The connection and combination of window hole, porch and interior. Image © Qiu Ripei-AD PhotographyRegeneration in gardeningHongyue gardening community is located in the Hongyue Gardening,Haining, Zhejiang. There are several groups of farmers who build their own houses within the park. Due to land policy, it is leased by enterprises, which is difficult to build after demolition and can only be put into used after rectification. The farmers’ self-built houses in the park site have typical characteristics of Chinese rural houses. The materials and forms are mixed, the colors are different, the porch and eaves are not used, and the architectural groups are not integrated with the park environment.Save this picture!The connection and combination of window hole, porch and interior. Image © Qiu Ripei-AD PhotographyParticipants of natureIn the renovation design, the demolitions of farmers’ self-built houses are just partially revealed. Positive attitude and method have been taken to make the buildings that had messy colors and styles participate in the surrounding environment harmoniously. It has offered people diverse life spaces while become the community symbiosis with nature.Creators of lifeThe design studies people’s living behaviors and did some creative construction on the porches, balconies and windows of the original houses based on various behaviors of people. It also creates more flexible spaces, which brings regions that only have one function more responsibility, thus making space more effective and flexible. More life spaces have been provided by the addition of sunrooms and bay windows, while steel meshes and grids create conditions for nature plants to grow, which makes it possible for residential architectures to interact with natural environment. In this connection, people can experience freedom and proximity brought by nature and discover more fun and imagination in nature lifeSave this picture!The connection and combination of window hole, porch and interior. Image © Qiu Ripei-AD PhotographyA naturalized residential communityThe remould self-built residential model is relatively diversified, which is divided into small hotels in the form of collective apartments, reception centers in the form of suites, and single houses in the form of families. At the same time, it is equipped with a leisure area that provides small restaurants and cafe.  The building complex combines the landscape worked by professional designers around it, and the whole site is more eager to become a garden community full of popularity and natural vitality.Save this picture!Story of windows, porches and plants. Image © Qiu Ripei-AD PhotographyNot only in gardens, no matter where people are in the building, they have the opportunity to get close to nature. From balconies to porches, even in doorways and windows, there are places where people have leisure to fiddle with flowers and plants. These are places where sunshine and air are most abundant, i.e. places where residents live and communicate with nature most intensively, or rely on leisure sofa to bask in the sunshine in the portico, or sit on convex windows to browse books, or stay on balconies to take care of flowers and plants. These are all natural and leisurely life of users.Save this picture!Multi – type residential Model. Image © Qiu Ripei-AD PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse by the Sea / GERNER GERNER PLUSSelected ProjectsMary Help of Christian Church / Juti architectsSelected Projects Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeSSDesignOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingJiaxingZhejiangArchitectureHangzhou SSDesignChinaPublished on June 29, 2018Cite: “Hongyue Garden Community / Hangzhou SSDesign” 29 Jun 2018. 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 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896878/hongyue-garden-community-hangzhou-ssdesign Clipboard CopyHousing•Jiaxing, China Hongyue Garden Community / Hangzhou SSDesign ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896878/hongyue-garden-community-hangzhou-ssdesign Clipboardlast_img read more

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Donations pour in following Marathon runner’s death

first_img The JustGiving page of Army Captain David Seath has been overwhelmed with donations, following his tragic death during the London Marathon.Seath, from the 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, collapsed three miles from the finish. He had set a target of raising £250 for Help for Heroes. Seath’s own JustGiving page has now raised almost £60,000, while a page set up by his friend James Walker-McClimens has so far raised over £80,000 for the charity.Eleven runners have died since during the London Marathon since the 1981 inaugural event. Claire Squires collapsed whilst running to raise funds for Samaritans in the 2012 Marathon, and £1m was subsequently raised for the charity in her memory. Two years ago, Robert Berry died shortly after completing the event. His JustGiving page went on to raise over £77,000 for the National Osteoporosis Society.  91 total views,  1 views today  92 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Donations pour in following Marathon runner’s death Melanie May | 26 April 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Advertisement Tagged with: Justgiving London marathon 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

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