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New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has revealed that turnover and profit for the year-to-date are both ahead of initial expectations, while the organisation remains hopeful that a second Racing Bill will be passed to come into force by June 2020.In an update to the industry, RITA chair Dean McKenzie said he expects the bill to be introduced in the New Zealand parliament next month, with a Select Committee process to allow industry stakeholders to give their opinions on proposed reforms.Key measures that feature in the bill include RITA being able to charge offshore bookmakers for offering odds on New Zealand racing and sports, as well as a point of consumption tax, to be levied on operators taking bets from New Zealanders.McKenzie noted the bill is scheduled to be passed into law before the end of June next year, as it is due to be enacted from 1 July.“We have two focuses for these charges: the first is doing whatever we can to support the Department of Internal Affairs and Parliamentary Council Office to draft and implement them as soon as possible; the second is signing up as many offshore bookmakers to voluntary agreements in the meantime,” McKenzie said.“We have already secured voluntary agreements with Tabcorp, Betfair, Sportsbet and Ladbrokes – with negotiations underway with others. This means we have about 80% of the Australian online bookmaker market now contributing back to the industry.”Other proposed regulations include payment of the betting duty savings, which are being held separately by RITA, as well as the formula for payments to racing codes and the formula for minimum payments to national sport organisations.“We expect the Racing Minister will outline Cabinet’s decisions on the content of Bill 2 in due course and that will provide further context to the proposed legislative changes ahead,” McKenzie said.Meanwhile, McKenzie said that turnover, gross betting margin and customers numbers were all ahead of budget in the year-to-date period beginning August 1. McKenzie also noted a positive performance in terms of profit, saying that, for the year-to-date, profit stood at NZD$2.9m (£1.4m/€1.7m/US$1.9m) ahead of budget. Though McKenzie said RITA is “not getting ahead” of itself, this figure provides some “cautious optimism to the board that we are tracking in the right direction”.RITA was boosted by the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which McKenzie said was the TAB’s most successful sports event of all time with revenue amounting to $7.5m. Consumers wagered $32.9m on the tournament, with more than 1m bets taken from around 90,000 customers.McKenzie said the Melbourne Cup and the NZ Cup and Show week also delivered strong returns for the TAB. In addition, the new TAB betting platform performed well, with 148,000 active customers now registered.The better-than-expected performance comes after RITA this month reported a 3.1% year-on-year decline in revenue to $348.0m for the fiscal year ending 31 July.Combined expenses from both turnover and operating costs came to $211.3m, down 0.9% from 2017-18. This resulted in a net profit before distributions of $136.7m, down 6.3% year-on-year.The end of the fiscal year saw major changes to racing in New Zealand with the Racing Reform Act, which came into effect on 1 July. The act sets out various new taxes, including point of consumption and race field fees, as well as allowing for the creation of RITA, which replaced the New Zealand Racing Board.Image: Tākuta Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting Cautious optimism at RITA as profit beats early expectations Regions: Oceania New Zealand AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 26th November 2019 | By contenteditor New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has revealed that turnover and profit for the year-to-date are both ahead of initial expectations, while the organisation remains hopeful that a second Racing Bill will be passed to come into force by June 2020. Email Address
Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in aviation services and support. This includes aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation and aviation training. The company was established in 1979 as the sole ground handler at the newly-commissioned Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Today, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc handles 70% of domestic and foreign airlines operating in Nigeria encompassing 35 airlines at 9 airports across Nigeria. Subsidiary companies include Mainland Cargo Options and Nahco Power Energy and Infrastructure. The Federal Government through Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has a 60% equity stake in the aviation enterprise. The remaining 40% is held by Air France, British Airways, Sabena and Lufthansa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAccess Bank Ghana is a leading financial institution in Ghana providing banking products and services for the institutional, commercial, business banking, treasury and personal banking segments. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to vehicle and personal loans, banking services for women and private individuals, funds transfers and cardless banking. Access Bank Ghana provides relationship management services for corporate clients as well as corporate and structured finance services and investment and asset management services. Other services offered relate to cash management, trade finance, LPO financing, receivables discounting, leasing services and other major business transactions. The company is a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc. It operates 132 branches in the major towns and cities of Ghana, and has its headquarters in the capital city, Accra. Access Bank Ghana is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
3 megatrends for the next decade (and how to invest in them) As interesting as it is to discuss yesterday’s winners, investing will always be a forward-looking game. And while none of us can know the future for sure, it’s not all that difficult to identify emerging trends.Here are three I think could make committed ‘buy and hold’ investors a lot of money over the next decade.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The robots are comingIf you believe the tabloids, many of us face near-certain redundancy as machines take over the world. Sensationalist headlines aside, it does feel like the trend towards automation is only going to get stronger as the years pass. Using robots for repetitive, mundane tasks does, after all, free up more time for humans to focus on more important work. One way of getting exposure is through the L&G Global Robotics and Automation ETF. This invests in a basket of 90 companies, all of whom generate a “material proportion of their revenues” from the industry. Fees are high, relative to your average FTSE 100 tracker, but this has been more than compensated for by the growth seen to date (+62.6% over the five years to December 31, 2019).An alternative would be the iShares Robotics and Automation UCITS ETF which has a lower ongoing charge and slightly less concentrated portfolio. Going electricThe fact US manufacturer Tesla eclipsed £100bn in value last week should give some indication of just how excited investors are over the electric car revolution. This enthusiasm makes sense. Assuming the consensus forecast is right, there’ll be approximately 30m such vehicles on the roads in 2030. Right now, there are only 3m. You could, of course, just invest in Tesla (although be prepared for a bumpy ride). An alternative would be to buy into companies providing services to the global automotive industry, such as UK-listed AB Dynamics. For those with strong stomachs, there’s also the option to invest in businesses that specialise in mining for metals that will be essential to this market. Electric cars will, for example, require roughly three times the amount of copper needed in conventional vehicles. Nickel is likely to be a central component of the batteries that power them. While there are few funds currently dedicated to tracking this trend, iShares does offer a way in through its Electric Vehicles and Driver Technology UCITS ETF. With 95 holdings, the fund is sufficiently diversified and has a reasonable ongoing charge of 0.4%. Climate crisisFrom the push for retailers to use less plastic, to the growing popularity of veganism, to using more environmentally-friendly ways of generating power, tackling climate change has become a priority.Looked at purely from an investment perspective, this is potentially great news for a number of UK-listed firms. FTSE 100 member and corrugated packaging specialist DS Smith could be a big beneficiary, particularly as more and more of us are choosing to shop online. With its growing vegan range, high street baker Greggs could also be a tasty long-term hold. When it comes to renewable sources of energy, a relatively cheap exchange-traded fund might be best option, particularly as identifying the long-term winners in this space arguably requires more specialist knowledge.Blackrock’s again offers such an option with its iShares Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF. The fund rose a little under 44% in 2019 alone, highlighting just how lucrative going green is becoming. 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In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET World Refugee Day Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 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 Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Posted Jun 16, 2016 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [16 de junio, del 2016] “En verdad, hay que encontrar una manera de acabar con la guerra, pero tenemos que encontrar una manera de acabar con el sufrimiento de los seres humanos que se ven obligados a abandonar sus hogares”, afirma el Obispo Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal, Michael Curry, en su mensaje del Día Mundial del Refugiado 2016.En el 2000, las Naciones Unidas declararon el 20 de junio como el Día Mundial del Refugiado, considerándolo una oportunidad anual para celebrar la resistencia y el éxito de los antiguos refugiados que bendicen nuestras comunidades con su sabiduría y espíritu irrefrenable, y para examinar las causas fundamentales de la violencia y la persecución que obligan a la gente a huir a un ritmo alarmante.El mensaje del Obispo Presidente se encuentra aquí.Lo que sigue es el texto del mensaje del Obispo Presidente Curry en el Día Mundial del Refugiado 2016:El Día Mundial del RefugiadoA finales de la década de 1930 el mundo se encontró al borde de lo que se convirtió en una terrible guerra. La Segunda Guerra Mundial. Millones de refugiados huían de Europa y huían en todo el mundo en busca de asilo y refugio seguro.En 1938 la Iglesia Episcopal publicó este cartel con la representación de María, José y el niño Jesús, y decía: “En el nombre de estos refugiados”, en referencia a María, José y Jesús, “Ayuda a todos los refugiados”.Las Naciones Unidas ahora están pidiendo a los pueblos de la Tierra, de todas las tendencias religiosas y clases, que otra vez que ofrezcan ayuda a los que son refugiados.Me encuentro delante del muro de Isaías, basado en la profecía de las palabras de Isaías, en el segundo capítulo de su libro, donde la palabra dice que un día, los pueblos vendrán de toda la Tierra al Monte Sion, y oirán la ley de Dios, el camino de Dios, y cuando la gente oiga el camino de Dios para la vida,Es cuando de las espadas forjarán arados,de las lanzas, hoces.Es entonces cuando las naciones de la Tierra aprenderán que no hay más guerra.En verdad, hay que encontrar una manera de acabar con la guerra, pero tenemos que encontrar una manera de acabar con el sufrimiento de los seres humanos que se ven obligados a abandonar sus hogares. Así que les animo a que apoyen el Día Mundial del Refugiado de las Naciones Unidas. Y hagan lo que puedan para poner fin a la suerte infeliz de muchos para que puedan encontrar la vida, como dijo Jesús, y la tengan en abundancia.Que Dios los bendiga, que Dios los guarde, y ustedes mantengan la fe.El Reverendísimo Michael B. CurryEl Obispo Presidente y PrimadoIglesia EpiscopalInformación Adicional• Oración para el Día Mundial del RefugiadoEscrita por #ShareTheJourney peregrina Alyssa Stebbing, Directora del Ministerio de Servicios Sociales y Directora de Música Contemporánea en la Iglesia Episcopal de la Trinidad, The Woodlands, Texas:Dios misericordioso, te pedimos por nuestros nuevos vecinos, que las familias que han buscado refugio de los estragos de la guerra y la violencia pueden encontrar no solo refugio y sustento, sino también una comunidad de amor y de apoyo en la cual crear un nuevo comienzo con dignidad. Amén.• Medios y recursos para observar el 20 de junio el día Mundial del Refugiado Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest El Obispo Presidente Curry en el Día Mundial del Refugiado ‘Tenemos que encontrar una manera de acabar con el sufrimiento de los seres humanos’ Rector Washington, DC
Executive Council takes action on series of revenue questions By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 24, 2019 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Executive Council February 2019 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 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Executive Council, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release [Episcopal News Service – Midwest City, Oklahoma] During its Feb. 21-24 meeting here, The Episcopal Church Executive Council made a number of decisions about the church’s finances.The main actions centered on revenue, including its ongoing response to dioceses that say they cannot pay the full 15 percent of their income – or the assessment – that the church’s canons require they contribute to churchwide operations. Council also considered how to handle the money it earned from the sale of a city block in Austin, Texas.Granting four assessment waivers while denying a fifthAt the 2015 meeting of General Convention, bishops and deputies turned the then-voluntary diocesan budgetary asking system into a mandatory assessment, beginning with the 2019-2021 budget cycle. Dioceses may ask for full or partial waivers. Without getting a waiver, a diocese that does not pay the full assessment will be unable to receive grants or loans from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (the church’s legal and corporate entity).The Rev. Mally Lloyd, chair of the Executive Council’s finance committee reported to the council on Feb. 23 that, by lowering the percentage that dioceses were asked to pay and adding the waiver process while requiring payment, the number of fully participating dioceses has gone from 44 in 2013 to 75 in 2019.“We have made incredible progress,” she said.Council members agreed to give the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast a waiver because it had submitted a plan to increase its payments over the course of the triennium. It will pay 12 percent in 2019, 14 percent in 2020 and 15 percent in 2021. The council also granted one-year assessment waivers to the Diocese of Colombia, which will pay $1,500 this year; the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, which will pay $15,000; and, the Episcopal Church in Taiwan, which will pay $3,000.The council denied the waiver request from the Diocese of Dallas. Lloyd said the Dallas diocese has pledged to be at the 15 percent mark by 2022, but noted that its “15 percent is split between about 12 percent that comes to us and 3 percent that goes to other ministries of the church of their choosing.”“The committee felt that the assessment is not a split-able entity,” she said.The council’s Assessment Review Committee has waiver requests pending from Colorado, the Convocation of Churches in Europe, Honduras, Pennsylvania, Rio Grande and Venezuela, according to Lloyd.Albany and Florida have committed to paying less than 15 percent and have not asked for waivers, she said. Fond du Lac has also committed to less than the required amount but will be requesting a waiver. Thirteen dioceses have not yet submitted their commitments.At its October 2018 meeting, council members granted waivers to Arizona, Haiti, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and West Texas.The waiver decisions came on the same day that council agreed to forgive a loan and interest of $233,614.38 extended to the Episcopal Church in Navajoland. The Episcopalians there will pay $100 as payment in full through a deduction from its next monthly block grant payment. They also pledged to pay Navajoland’s full assessment beginning this year.Investing the proceeds of the Archives land sale and dealing with a budgetary surplusLloyd also led the council through a step-by-step recommendation about what to do with two sources of revenue. One is how to allocate the $5.7 million in revenue from the 2016-2018 triennium that remained after expenses were covered. The other is how to allocate $19 million netted from the sale of a city block in Austin after paying off the debt on the land.Council had previously agreed to move $1.1 million of the $5.7 million extra from the previous budget into the current one because that amount had been budgeted for racial reconciliation work. The money, however, was not expended because of the program’s long startup process.The members agreed with the finance committee’s recommendation that they allocate 20 percent, or $920,000, to the church’s short-term reserves and keep the balance of $3.680 million in the treasury’s cash operating account to fund various non-budgetary actions approved by council.They also agreed to allocate $2.880 million of the proceeds from the sale of the Austin land to the short-term reserves, bringing that account up to the $9.5 million that the committee has said would be needed to fund three months of churchwide operations. The account has not been fully funded in a number of years, Lloyd said.The council set up a trust fund for the $16.340 million remaining from the Austin land sale. The church had hoped to use the city block as the site of a new Archives of The Episcopal Church, but later decided that the value of the property had increased so much that it made sense to sell the land and take more time to decide on the parameters of a new Archives building, according to a press release.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said the money was “being put aside for the time being” and will not “be frittered away.” He said he hopes the council members will have a report on next options for the Archives by as early as their June 10-13 meeting.Lloyd said that the finance committee knows that it, Executive Council and General Convention must be disciplined about the existence of that money. She said there is always the temptation to go after parts of the $420 million the DFMS has invested. The committee members discussed at length the concerns about the “slippery slope of the little nibbles here and the little nibbles there, and we as the finance committee are not going to be party to that,” she said.The council approved the committee’s proposal via resolutions FIN021 and FIN029 on two voice votes with scattered opposition.Among other action at the meeting* Council revised the 2019 budget for The Episcopal Church to increase the nongovernment refugee ministry budget; to add $125,000 for Spanish translation of the Title IV training website; and to add $449,000 for ongoing software development, licensing, hosting, maintenance fees and technical requirements of General Convention.* Council expressed “deepest concern regarding the humanitarian and political crisis affecting Venezuela and sends greetings to our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Venezuela,” which is part of The Episcopal Church. The country, which has been wracked by political upheaval for years, saw a huge outbreak of violence during the days of the council’s meeting. The resolution sought to assure Venezuelans “that they are not alone, that we remember them and are praying daily for their safety and well-being, and that we reach out to them in love and affection, even as we seek ways to bring peace and security to them, their families, and their churches.”The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1). The council comprises 38 members – 20 (four bishops, four priests or deacons, and 12 laypeople) elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies. In addition, the vice president of the House of Deputies, secretary, chief operating officer, treasurer and chief financial officer have seat and voice but no vote.Some council members are tweeting from the meeting using #ExCoun.The Feb. 21-24 meeting is taking place at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center.Episcopal News Service’s previous coverage of the meeting is here. A summary of all resolutions passed at the meeting is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books
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Howard Lake | 16 May 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Commission regional roadshows to start in York Next week the Charity Commission will hold its first open board meeting outside London and the first in a series of nine regional presentations of its three-year strategy to charity leaders across the country.Following the Commission’s recent review of its own activities, the regulator has recognised that it needs to meet more trustees and charities face-to-face to gain a better understanding of their priorities and needs.The York events will start on 24 May with a presentation to an invited list of charity chiefs by the Commission’s Chairman Geraldine Peacock and its Chief Executive Andrew Hind. The following day’s open board meeting will address a range of topics from the Commission’s policy stance on charities providing public services, to promoting trust and confidence in the 190,000 charities the Commission regulates in England and Wales. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Geraldine Peacock, chairman of the Charity Commission, said: “There are almost 12,000 charities in Yorkshire, so this is very important area to us in terms of the concentration and the diversity of charities in the region.”Hosted by York Council for Voluntary Service (CVS), the evening reception is by invitation only. However, members of the public are invited to attend the open board meeting, starting at 9.30am at York’s Marriott Hotel. 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis