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Citigroup profit tops expectations

first_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald John Dunne Citigroup profit tops expectations Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comcenter_img Monday 18 October 2010 9:57 am Citigroup reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday as credit losses slowed and the bank set aside much less money to cover bad loans.Analysts said the results were mixed. Revenue rose slightly from a year earlier but fell from the second quarter, and the bank dipped into reserves to cover bad loans. Investors expressed concerns about how a widening foreclosure crisis could affect the bank’s earnings.“Earnings are OK and revenues are light, but the key will be their comments on foreclosures,” said Michael Holland of Holland & Co in New York.In the past month, US government officials have launched probes into the banking industry’s foreclosure practices following allegations that thousands of home foreclosures may have been illegal because they were improperly documented.Citigroup has repeatedly said its document review process is sound, and it has declined to follow large rivals, including Bank of America Corp and JPMorgan Chase and Co, in suspending foreclosures.Like stronger competitor JPMorgan, Citigroup beat third-quarter earnings expectations in part by releasing money it had set aside to cover bad loans.Analysts, who tend to discount earnings powered by reserve releases as “low-quality,” have questioned how bank profits can keep growing if a sluggish economy results in low loan demand and relatively high credit losses.“It’s a problem for all the banks now – they have trouble raising revenues,” said Matt McCormick, portfolio manager, Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel Inc.“Reducing loan loss reserves is not something you can do indefinitely – eventually, they’ll get to the point where they’ll say, ‘We can’t keep going down this path.’”The third-largest U.S. bank by assets posted a third-quarter profit of $2.2bn (£1.4bn), or seven cents per share, compared with a year-earlier loss to shareholders of $3.2bn, or 27 cents per share.On an ongoing basis, excluding an $800m pre-tax loss on the sale of its student lending operations, Citigroup earned $2.6bn, or eight cents per share.Revenue was the lowest of any quarter this year at $20.7bn.Citigroup, which is still 12 per cent owned by the US government, has recovered from the worst of the losses that forced it to take three bailouts in 2008 and 2009. But like its rivals, it has struggled to make new loans this year. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

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Webinar: How to beat bonus abusers at their own game

first_img Email Address 27th November 2019 | By Bonuses are critical for attracting and retaining players. However, such incentives also attract fraud and abuse. Rewatch our webinar from Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 15:00 to find out more.Bonus abuse has been on the rise for quite some time. According to iovation research, there was a 287% increase in bonus abuse from 2015 to 2018 – and in 2019, it was once again the most common type of fraud reported by iovation gambling customers. In the past year alone, bonus abuse reports have risen 72%, which underscores the gravity of this issue for the industry.Limiting new player deposit amounts and methods might minimize your losses, but it will also undermine profitability. Instead, join iovation and Clarion on January 22nd to learn how you can: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Webinar: How to beat bonus abusers at their own game Prevent fraudsters from abusing bonuses and diluting the value of your incentives Identify good players quickly to increase the effectiveness of bonuses Speed new players to play by removing unnecessary barriers due to fraud concerns Increase deposit limits with confidence, resulting in increased revenuescenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bonuses are critical for attracting and retaining players. However, such incentives also attract fraud and abuse. Rewatch our webinar from Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 15:00 to find out more. This webinar is sponsored by Iovation. Uncategorized Topics: Uncategorizedlast_img read more

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Casual gaming deals help Zynga smash revenue and booking records in 2020

first_img“Zynga’s multi-year strategy of growing our live services, launching new games and investing in exciting growth opportunities has us well positioned for growth in 2021 and beyond.” Topics: Casino & games Social gaming Full year results 2020 Q4 results 2020 Results 2020 That year ended with a record fourth quarter performance, in which the operator set new three-month revenue and booking records.  11th February 2021 | By Robin Harrison After a $24.0m income tax charge was factored in, Zynga’s net loss for 2020 came to $429.4m.  Casual gaming deals help Zynga smash revenue and booking records in 2020 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Revenue for the 12 months to 31 December was up 49.4% year-on-year to $1.97bn (£1.43bn/€1.63bn), while bookings – which adds deferred revenue to the total – were up 45.1% at $2.27bn.  Costs for the quarter did rise, though only marginally, climbing 3.0% to $643.5m, resulting in Zynga’s Q4 operating loss narrowing to $27.5m. After financial items and income taxes, this resulted in its net loss more than halving to $53.0m. Adjusted EBITDA totalled $89.9m, up 138.5%. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “These gains will be partially offset by declines in older mobile and web titles. Our topline guidance does not assume any meaningful contribution from our games currently in soft launch.” A year of significant revenue growth, not to mention significant expansion through M&A, resulted in a rise in outgoings. Operating costs were up 47.1% to $2.35bn, as revenue-related expenses, research and development, sales and marketing outgoings all grew.  This included $763.1m in revenue from international markets, up 54.1% year-on-year and another new record.  After financial items, it swung to a pre-tax loss of $405.4m, compared to a $47.3m profit in the prior year. However the 2019 figure was skewed by $322.5m in other income, that came predominantly from the sale of its San Francisco headquarters.  The operator’s ‘forever franchises’, including Zynga Poker, Words with Friends, as well as Peak’s Toon and Toy Blast titles, accounted for 70% ($1.38bn) of revenue, with a further 19% ($374.3m) coming from its social casino and card games. The remaining 11% ($216.7m) came from other products.  Zynga chief executive Frank Gibeau has paid tribute to the social gaming giant’s employees after it set new records for revenue and bookings in 2020, aided by acquisitions of casual gaming studios Rollic and Peak Games. Revenue grew 22.4% to $616.0m in the three months to 31 December 2020, and bookings were up 11.3% to $698.9m.  This growth was aided by the strong performance of proprietary titles such as Empires & Puzzles, Words With Friends and Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, and complemented by the acquisitions of Peak Games and Rollic.  The year saw Zynga break revenue records across the board. Online games’ total of $1.67bn marked a 59.2% improvement on the prior year. While its advertising revenue grew at a slower rate, a 12.1% increase to $307.6m represented another milestone sum. This resulted in Zynga’s operating loss widening to $370.2m. Full year results 2020 Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA), meanwhile, soared 205.3% to $266.2m.  Q4’s revenue comprised $498.6m from online games (up 14.4%) and $117.4m from advertising, a 74.4% year-on-year improvement. While the ‘forever franchises’ accounted for 69% ($425.0m) of this total, the social casino and cards portfolio’s contribution rose to 17% ($104.7m), with 14% ($86.2m) from other games.  Tags: Zynga Peak was acquired for $1.85bn in July 2020, adding successful casual titles such as Toon Blast and Toy Blast to Zynga’s portfolio, while an $180m deal for Rollic, a hyper-casual Turkish studio, was finalised in October. Chief executive Frank Gibeau (pictured) said Zynga’s “talented and resilient” teams performed well in an “unprecedented” year.  “Our execution throughout 2020 added meaningful scale to our live services platform and strengthened our position as one of the leading mobile game publishers in the world,” Gibeau said. “Our live services portfolio is off to a tremendous start in 2021 led by our Forever Franchises, momentum in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells and two new top downloaded hyper-casual games from Rollic.  “Our topline performance will be driven by our live services, which includes the year-over-year additions of Toon Blast, Toy Blast and Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells as well as existing and new hyper-casual games from Rollic, in addition to collective growth across the remainder of our live services portfolio,” Zynga explained.  Regions: US The business expects first quarter revenue to reach $635m – which would represent a 57% year-on-year improvement – and bookings to hit $680m.  Email Addresslast_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018: These records are jaw dropping

first_img Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Football Previous articleFIFA World Cup 2018: Indian sports stars are fans of these starsNext articleFIFA World Cup 2018: Barcelona creates a unique distinction in the world cup history Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Copa America 2021 Sports is as much about wins and losses as it is about records. History of sports is laced with feats which are recorded in books as records, unique performances. The flurry of records in sports – a multi-billion dollar industry now – goes far beyond the boundaries with some jaw-dropping numbers.These appear feats out of the world, records hard to believe but still true. In run-up to the FIFA World Cup 2018, the Nigerian team supporters have created one such record that even the team official kit supplier would have found as hard to believe and harder to meet. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! Onlinecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One Shopping3,000,000 jerseys: The Nigerian fans were so obsessed with the team’s home and away jerseys that they had pre-ordered three million units within a week after the official partners have launched the team’s match kit. Price at a whopping $85 (₹ 5,500), the replica of the Nigerian team jersey is for sure not affordable for an average fan. Still, 3 million units were sold on pre-orders within 15 minutes, Nike had officially stated. Isn’t that something crazy?$14 billion – The FIFA World Cup 2018 organisers have spent $14 billion to host the event in 11 cities, 12 stadiums spread across 2,897 km in Russia. Major portion of the total spent is incurred on construction and renovation of 12 stadiums, modernisation of 20 railway stations, repairs of hundreds of kilometres of roads and expansion of airports.8210 km: This is the maximum distance a FIFA World Cup team, Egypt, will fly to play their FIFA World Cup 2018 group stage matches in Russia. With their base camp at Grozny in the Chechen Republic, Egypt is scheduled to play their group stage games at Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Volgograd.45 years and 5 months: The age of the eldest player in the FIFA World Cup squads list. Essam El-Hadary is in line to earn his 158th cap for Egypt, and become the oldest player to feature in a World Cup finals. The goalkeeper made his international debut in 1996, before Kylian Mbappé, Marcus Rashford and Trent Alexander-Arnold were born.108 Premier League players: The Premier League is the single largest league for its representation of 108 players across the 32 World Cup teams in action in Russia. Out of the total 736 players, nearly 50% – 353 to be precise, play for the clubs in the top five English Spanish, German, Italian and French leagues. Cricket Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros FootballFIFALatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 63/6 (24 ov)- Follow Live Updates Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – June 18, 2018 FIFA World Cup 2018: These records are jaw dropping TAGS2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaFIFA World Cup SHARE YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Football Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Football Football Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch videolast_img read more

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Ravi Shastri gets 20% hike; ₹ 2.7 lakh-a-day salary

first_img WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Facebook Twitter Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Foundation Repair | Search AdsThe Prices For Crawl Space Repair In Scottsdale Might Surprise YouFoundation Repair | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBalanced FinancePeople With Over $20,000 In Debt May Get Massive Relief (Check If You Qualify)Balanced Finance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Subaru’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHealth Natural15 Everyday Foods Killing You SlowlyHealth Natural|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallSign up and play for free on Taonga official website!Taonga: The Island Farm|SponsoredSponsoredUndoForge Of Empires Advertisement If You Need to Spend Time on Your Computer, this Strategy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge Of Empires |SponsoredSponsoredUndo Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Time running out for Wales as Italy maintain lead and possession; Follow Live Updates Cricket Ravi Shastri gets 20% hike; ₹ 2.7 lakh-a-day salary Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Latest Sports News BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket Cricket Ravi Shastri undisputedly is the highest salaried professional in the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The Head Coach of the Indian national cricket team while retaining his position for the next three years has also received a 20% hike on his pay package.The new contract reportedly puts Shastri’s salary in the range of ₹ 10 crore per annum. The figure stands higher than the aggregate remuneration of the other support staff members – bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Vikram Rathour and fielding coach Ramakrishnan Sridhar. The trio will reportedly be getting between ₹ 2.5 crore and ₹3.5 crore per annum. WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Football Previous articleIndian Davis Cup challenge becomes tougher as ITF replaces Groups I and II with World GroupsNext articleSports ministers’ meet near Sardar Patel statue likely in Nov Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. By Kunal Dhyani – September 9, 2019 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFoundation Repair | Search AdsThe Prices For Crawl Space Repair In Scottsdale Might Surprise YouFoundation Repair | Search AdsUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoWrestling fans can catch all the action LIVE from UWW World Championship 2019 on www.wrestlingtv.inIncumbent, Arun and Sridhar have retained their respective positions whereas Rathour had replaced Sanjay Bangar, who had drawn flak after India had crashed out of the ICC World Cup final earlier this year. The support staff was given a 45-day extension to serve the team during the month-long tour of the West Indies even as the earlier contract had ended with the ICC World Cup.Daily Mumbai Mirror, quoting informed sources in the BCCI, has reported that the Shastri has received a 20% increase on his gross pay package, which during the term of his earlier contract was reported to be ₹ 8 crore. Following the revision, the Team India’s highest paid coach will get an annual salary between ₹ 9.5 crore and ₹ 10 crore. The deal makes it an awe-inspiring ₹ 2.7 lakh per day. A pay package many leading CEOs in India incorporation will envy.Shastri’s contract has been extended till the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup in India last month. He was picked by the Kapil Dev-led advisory committee, also comprising former India opener Anshuman Gaekwad and Indian women cricket team’s captain Shanta Rangaswamy.Shastri had pipped the likes of Tom Moody and New Zealand coach Mike Hesson to retain the post.Wrestling fans can catch all the action LIVE from UWW World Championship 2019 on www.wrestlingtv.in CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Cricket PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… SHARE Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates last_img read more

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Cottco Holdings Limited 2013 Presentation

first_imgCottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 presentation For more information about Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw)  2013 presentation Company ProfileThe Cotton Company of Zimbabwe is known as Cottco and was formerly AICO Africa Limited. Cottco is the largest company in Zimbabwe processing and marketing cotton products for national and international markets, with operations in Zimbabwe, the rest of Africa, Europe and Asia. The company is involved in the procurement of cotton crops, buying and ginning cotton seed and marketing cotton lint and ginned seed. Cottco works closely with cotton farmers in Zimbabwe and offers agronomic and financial support to the end of the cotton-production process. Cottco has 20 outlets in cotton-producing areas in Zimbabwe, with its ginneries located in Chiredzi, Chihoy, Gokewe, Kadoma and Muzarabani. Cottco Holdings Limited was incorporated in 2008 and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Cottco Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Presiding Bishop updates staff on independent investigation

first_img April 4, 2016 at 6:50 pm Stay the course Bp Curry and the blessings of God will always be with you. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Rev. Canon Ian Elliott Davies says: Presiding Bishop updates staff on independent investigation April 6, 2016 at 9:54 pm I give thanks for Your Grace’s leadership and commitment. We will continue to pray for your work and trust in bringing the love of Christ to a fractured world. Rector Tampa, FL Tags Victoria T. Hatch(The Rev’d Canon) says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel April 4, 2016 at 10:02 pm It is a good feeling to have a national church that is willing to stand up and walk the walk. The church as a whole needs to know that going to the leadership of the church will mean something will happen. I will pray for other people who have to relearn how to interact with each other. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments are closed. April 4, 2016 at 7:02 pm I certainly wouldn’t hold Chicago up as a model for how things ought to work. It’s been a mess for the past several years. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments (9) 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 Christina Thom says: April 4, 2016 at 6:48 pm …the reason for their termination? …the paraphrase re Syngistics? “… They have done great work helping the Diocese of Chicago and many other organizations understand their culture and move quickly into healthier cultural patterns…” This scared me…the Chicago Diocese (some have said Bishop Lee) has voted people out of their church, with no reason given. At age 65, looking back 40 years I recall my very good friend Canon Henri Stines, Trinity Church, telling me, “…Chicago only has one agenda…and stay away from the Diocesan center…” Guess the agenda? Submit a Job Listing April 5, 2016 at 1:21 am Thank you, Michael, for clearing the air and breathing in the Spirit, We look forward to moving forward with you and all our brothers and sisters in the Jesus Movement. April 7, 2016 at 1:14 pm Thank you Most Reverend Curry, for seeing where most would not look, for acting when many would avoid a decision, and for your care and wisdom throughout. Your leadership is a model for us all. My prayer is for the healing you have invoked. Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Posted Apr 4, 2016 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS susan zimmerman says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem April 5, 2016 at 7:52 pm thank you Levi [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry today addressed the staff of The Episcopal Church and provided the following update about the independent investigation he called for after placing three members of senior management on administrative leave in December.As you know on December 9, 2015 I placed Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Sam McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission, and Mr. Alex Baumgarten, Director of Public Engagement and Mission Communications, on Administrative Leave pending an investigation into formal complaints and allegations of potential violations of personnel policies of the DFMS, received from multiple members of the staff of the Presiding Bishop.At my request, the firm of Curley, Hessinger & Johnsrud conducted an independent investigation into these complaints and allegations. In calling for an independent, external investigation, I presumed neither guilt nor innocence, but committed only to a search for the truth. That search for the truth required a thorough and comprehensive investigation. The investigators met with or had phone conversations with over 40 different persons, including the three individuals named in the complaints, and reviewed thousands of pages of documents. The Episcopal Church offered no constraints nor influence on the investigation, and the confidences shared with the in-dependent investigators have been safeguarded.The actions that I am taking are based on the facts determined and findings reached by that independent investigation.Findings and ActionOur task as staff is to serve The Episcopal Church in such a way that it can serve the world in the Name and in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. We are therefore all called to strive for and adhere to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct embodying the love of God and reflecting the teachings and the way of Jesus.I am saddened that the investigation has concluded that two staff members violated these standards. Specifically, Sam McDonald and Alex Baumgarten were found to have violated established workplace policies and to have failed to live up to the Church’s standards of personal conduct in their relationships with employees, which contributed to a workplace environment often inconsistent with the values and expectations of The Episcopal Church. Both are therefore immediately terminated.The investigation concluded that Bishop Stacy Sauls did not violate workplace policy, was unaware of the policy violations of the two staff members reporting to him, and operated within the scope of his office. No further investigation is warranted. Nevertheless, given the needs for staff leadership in light of my priorities for the direction of the Church, Bishop Sauls will not continue as Chief Operating Officer of the DFMS. Conversations are underway to implement this decision.Going ForwardWith the independent investigation behind us, I want to say something about how we will go forward from here.We have healing to do. Trust must be rebuilt. Unhelpful patterns of behavior need to be replaced with new ways of working together. This will not happen overnight. Nonetheless, it will be rewarding. We will all need to be open to feedback – myself included. We will all need to imagine a better working environment and be willing to change to make things better.a. HR audit and procedural review of all safeguards systemsGoing forward, I am committed to ensuring that concerns about workplace misconduct and other kinds of complaints or conflicts are addressed effectively, early, efficiently and on the lowest level possible. To that end, I am in the process of engaging an expert in this field to conduct an independent Human Resources audit and procedural review of all of our workplace system safeguards and functions, with a particular attention to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace environment for all. At the conclusion of this audit and review, we will conduct substantive retraining for the entire Episcopal Church staff.We have been and will continue to pray for all those impacted by this situation, and we are providing or will provide direct pastoral support to those individuals who desire it.b. Work toward a healthy cultureIt is clear to me that the real and more important work we must do together going forward is not primarily organizational and structural, but deeply cultural and spiritual. Toward that end we have retained a firm named Human Synergistics. They come highly recommended by people whose wisdom and judgment I have great confidence in, and they bring extensive experience and the capacity to help us address concerns about the culture of the staff and our system that have now come to the fore in part because of this situation. They have done great work helping the Diocese of Chicago and many other organizations understand their culture and move quickly into healthier cultural patterns. In the near future, every member of staff will be asked to participate in a series of surveys about the culture we have now and how, together, we can move it in a healthier direction. I ask for your courage as we do this. We will need to work together to recognize and change old patterns of behavior which are not helpful, to imagine new possibilities for our work environment, and ultimately to claim the high calling of serving God by serving the people of God known as The Episcopal Church in the work of serving and witnessing to the way of Jesus of Nazareth which is the way of the very love of God.c. Operations in the meantimeIn practical terms, we will continue in the structure we have used since early December as we adapt into ever more effective structures to meet the needs of the church in the future.The leadership team will continue to include myself, Chief Financial Officer Kurt Barnes, and Canons Charles “Chuck” Robertson, Michael Hunn and Stephanie Spellers. We will be working with you on creating a responsive and collaborative leadership environment. We will give you more information about what will happen with the canonically described COO position in due course.The Mission Department team leaders will continue to meet weekly with the Canons to coordinate the ministry of that department. I will join those meetings every 4 to 6 weeks so I can be more closely connected to those ministries.Canon Robertson, with the help of the Reverend Mark Stevenson, will continue to guide the Office of Government Relations and its work of public policy advocacy for a more just and humane national and global community. We will be working on determining the shape of leadership needed for the long term.Canon Hunn will continue to guide the Communications Department while we reimagine how the communications department can help the church do evangelism by telling the good news through every medium from Twitter to print to YouTube. Ultimately we will hire a new Director of Communications once we determine the kind of person we need to lead us into the future.Canon Spellers will continue to guide and partner with leaders on Evangelism, Reconciliation, Church Planting, and Ethnic Ministries. We will work together to reimagine how that work is best structured and how evangelism and communications are seamlessly connected.ConclusionIn spite of the stress and difficulty of the last few months you have continued to do our work faithfully. I am so deeply thankful for that and honored and blessed to serve our Lord with you.Our task as staff is to serve The Episcopal Church in such a way that it can serve the world in the Name and in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Our commitment to taking our place as part of the Jesus Movement in the world, our commitment to the work of evangelism, our commitment to the work of racial reconciliation is directly tied to this. And I am unswerving in my commitment to that.While I did not anticipate this situation as the first major challenge of my tenure as Presiding Bishop, I am likewise unswerving in my commitment to each of you that we will work together to have a workplace that reflects the love of God and the teachings of Jesus. We will work together to have a workplace that really does look something like the dream that God intends for us all and the whole world.God love you. God bless you.+MichaelThe Most Rev. Michael CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Walter Bryan says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ April 4, 2016 at 4:58 pm Thank you Bp Curry for your leadership in this difficult process. Vicki Gray says: Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Julie Dean Larsen says: Rector Bath, NC susan zimmerman says: Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Levi Harris says: Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

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New area restaurant caters to students and surrounding community

first_imgReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ The109: Community hosts fundraiser to support injured Fort Worth officer Sickle cell support group raises awareness, gives back to local doctors Claire Girman Twitter Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ + posts Linkedin Open Streets event closes roadway in order to open for people printTCU students and the surrounding community will soon have another off-campus dining option.Common Ground will serve Modern Americana cuisine, and is set to open at the end of the month next to University Housing apartment complex.“We chose this area because there’s a lot that’s geared toward students,” said developer Chris Hutchinson. “We want to bring the food and atmosphere quality up to appeal to students, the neighborhood crowd and young professionals.”Chef David Hollister said the menu will cater to a broad demographic that includes college students, young professionals and the elderly.The menu will feature classic dishes with a twist Hollister said, such as a meatloaf dish.“Instead of your traditional, pan-dripping gravy, we’ll use Rahr Ugly Pug and turn that into a balsamic mustard sauce with fresh vegetables,” Hollister said. “We will have lighter options on the menu, like our spring salad mix with blue cheese, chili toasted pistachios, red bell pepper and a maple balsamic dressing.”Hollister said the menu will draw some inspiration from Fort Worth originals like Yucatan Taco Stand and Dagwoods Grinders and Growlers.Hutchinson said lunch will range from $8 to $12 per person. Main dinner plates will fall between $14 and $18. He said Common Ground will eventually accept FrogBucks.Developer Don Huynh said Common Ground will offer a more friendly, welcoming bar vibe to the community, which will differ from the “dark and dim” bar scene that currently surrounds campus.“We want this place to not just be a TCU student bar,” Huynh said. “This a family friendly, pet friendly environment. After a certain time, it does become a bar, but that’s not our focus.”Brianna Barnhart, a TCU student who lives in University House, said there is a limited variety in restaurant options for students. Barnhart said she is happy to see a new restaurant addition that will appeal to students and draw more members from the surrounding community.Hutchinson said Common Ground will feature happy hours and specials, but he said the restaurant’s emphasis will be on the overall dining experience.“We’re definitely not gearing the place to the $1 or $2 drink specials like other bar-affiliated places do,” Hutchinson said. “We want this place to really be driven by the food and the atmosphere.”Hutchinson said Common Ground will host soft openings for residents of University House and surrounding neighborhoods prior to the restaurant’s opening.“I believe creating a venue that offers both restaurant quality cuisine as well as a bar-grill atmosphere will increase the amount of clientele that will attend the new business,” Barnhart said.center_img Claire Girman is a journalism major from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She’s fueled by college sports rage, literature and French press coffee. Previous articleCity council approves new definition of ‘single housekeeping unit’Next articleCity council approves new definition of ‘single housekeeping unit’ Claire Girman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community to host fundraiser Monday to support injured Fort Worth officer ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Woman radio journalist gunned down in Mogadishu

first_img to go further June 6, 2016 Woman radio journalist gunned down in Mogadishu SomaliaAfrica Condemning abuses ViolenceJihadism Organisation Somali soldiers and members of the press stand at the scene of car bomb, in Mogadishu on April 11, 2016 – MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB / AFP February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists News News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Receive email alerts Follow the news on Somaliacenter_img SomaliaAfrica Condemning abuses ViolenceJihadism Sagal Salad Osman, who worked for state-owned RadioMogadishu, was shot by gunmen in the capital’s Hodon district, near theuniversity. No group has claimed responsibility but her murder has thehallmarks of yet another targeted killing by Al-Shabaab, an Islamist rebelmilitia that has slain many journalists in the past. Sagal Salad OsmanThe most recent previous media victim was also a woman journalist working for Radio Mogadishu, who was killed by a car bomb in December. Before that, a news website reporter was gunned down in September. “Sagal Salad Osman joins the long list of Somali journalists who have been killed in recent years,” RSF said. “The government must react to the extraordinary level of terrorism and violence that is consuming Somalia. We ask the authorities to conduct a swift and thorough investigation in order to shed light on this appalling murder and bring those responsible to justice.” Somalia is ranked 167th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. March 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply shocked by radio producer and presenter Sagal Salad Osman’s murder yesterday in Mogadishu and calls on the authorities to do what is necessary to quickly identify her killers and bring them to justice. January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pasadena Literary Alliance Starts New Author Series

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  After the Safer at Home orders shut everything down, the Pasadena Literary Alliance was forced to think of new ways to accomplishes its goals.“We began to realize that we could either sit on our hands and not support these authors, which is our mission, or we could start these virtual recordings,” said Katie Poole.Those virtual recordings with authors have become Open Books on Location, a live to tape recording, which means it is recorded in front of a small audience.Episode 3 of the Pasadena Literary Alliance’s Open Book on Location will be available tomorrow June 26 at 5:00 p.m. at https://pasadenaliteraryalliance.org/open-book/Guests include Cornelia Funke, one of the most famous and bestselling children’s authors in Germany, who has been called the German J. K. Rowling.Patrick Rothfuss, an American fantasy writer best known for his ongoing trilogy, “the Kingkiller Chronicle,” and Leslie S. Klinger, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, H. P. Lovecraft, Frankenstein, and the history of mystery and horror fiction.Building on the successful Pasadena Festival of Woman Authors event which has been presented annually since 2009, this new series provides opportunities for the community to enjoy authors of all kinds – both established and emerging, national and local, men and women, writers of fiction and non-fiction.“We’re an audience of a few people, 12 people in the room, in the virtual room, and then we make it available yeah, and then we record it,” Poole said.Poole said she was in the room for the recording and was captivated.“One of the books that [Cornelia Funke] has written, I’m going to read it. With the bookstores suffering, how do these authors get their books purchased by people? That’s the real struggle and almost to an author they can’t do in-person author tours.”Bookstores were forced to close when the pandemic began, although many of them were already struggling.According to Time Magazine, Amazon now accounts for more than half of all book sales, according to the book audience research firm Codex.“One of our interviewers showed me an interview that he had done that was with somebody who was in Australia under stay at home orders. And it just really made me realize that, of course we’d love to have the authors come to Pasadena. That’s how we’ve been operating for 12 years. But because of the stay at home rule, now all of these authors are at home and we can get them on the line. So it opened up a world, a world of authors. I think you’re going to be really interested in who’s coming up next.”The group’s future recordings are already in process right now. And they just only get better and better in terms of names that people will be familiar with.” STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community Newscenter_img Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Literary Alliance Starts New Author Series By DAVID CROSS and ANDRÉ COLEMAN Published on Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 3:00 pm Top of the News More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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