first_img DO YOU EXPECT THE MONETARY POLICY COMMITTEE’S MINUTES TO SHOW SOME MEMBERS VOTING FOR MORE STIMULUS? whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ DAVID BUIK | BGC PARTNERS“I wouldn’t be at all surprised if all nine members voted for an increase in quantitative easing (QE) by October. In fact I’m expecting it. People accuse me of heresy and say I should be strung up but I don’t care if inflation gets to 4 per cent because we have got such a brittle economy.”JAMES HUGHES | CMC MARKETS“The fact that the US has now had to do more – not necessarily normal quantitative easing, but a form of stimulus – means that a lot of people think it’s inevitable that the UK and Europe will have to go the same way. If the vote started to move that way, it would not be too much of a surpise.”MICHAEL SAUNDERS | CITIGROUP“Last week’s inflation report did not imply that further quantitative easing (QE) is needed. If the MPC did want to add extra stimulus then QE may not be the most effective way. They’re able to add stimulus simply by forecasting that inflation will be below target, which allows them to give the signal of low rates for an extended period.” whatsapp Sunday 15 August 2010 10:51 pm KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Hiscox warns on impact of mild storms

first_img Monday 8 November 2010 9:24 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share whatsapp BERMUDA-based insurer Hiscox saw premiums remain largely flat in its third quarter trading update but warned that pricing pressure later this year will come to bear, particularly in the US. The firm yesterday blamed a lack of severe summer hurricanes for the likelihood of hot competition during the January policy renewal period.In years with a large number of hurricanes, less well-financed insurers are driven out of the market due to pay-outs to policyholders, but in milder years they remain capitalised and compete on pricing. Overall, written premiums shrank very slightly by 0.6 per cent to £1.2bn, with Hiscox London seeing the largest drop: premiums fell 13.9 per cent to £495.8m. Third-quarter investment returns were strong at 3.2 per cent, with Hiscox citing the prospect of low interest rates into next year as driving up corporate bonds and equities. However, the firm plans to reduce its exposure to non-government debt and is monitoring its government bonds closely.Analysts reacted largely positively: Numis’ Nick Johnson maintains a “hold” rating but suggests that Hiscox’s current share price around 350p could be a good buying opportunity. And finnCap’s Charles Coyne recommends a “buy”, saying that the firm is successfully reducing its concentration in more difficult areas such as US property. Sales for the first nine months of 2010 were £1.2bn, broadly unchanged on the period last year, the company said. Hiscox warns on impact of mild storms FAST FACTS | HISCOXHiscox provides home insurance for 40,000 UK?homes and other insurance for over 100,000 small and medium-sized UK businesses.Originally based at Lloyds, it has grown into a FTSE?250 firm with a presence in 13 countries.ANALYST VIEWS:?Is hiscox a good buy given its third- quarter statement?Interviews by Juliet SamuelJOY FERNEYHOUGH | EXECUTION NOBLEHiscox has already stated it intends to reduce capacity next year in order to be disciplined on price and with the high net worth business continuing to thrive we continue to believe its stock remains the cleanest ‘buy’ story.CHARLES COYNE | FINNCAPAn investment return of 3.2 per cent may not look spectacular but it is acceptable in the insurance segment where returns are de minimis [minimal] in the bond market. Hiscox may cash in its chips here.NICK JOHNSON | NUMISThe shares have recently slipped back towards the bottom of the 12-month trading range and now trade at a price-to-net-asset ratio of 1.13 times. We see this as good value for a high-quality name such as Hiscox. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Centum Investment Limited ( 2014 Presentation

first_imgCentum Investment Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Centum Investment Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Limited (  2014 presentation Company ProfileCentum Investment Limited is an equity firm specialising in investing in areas of growth, developmental capital and buyouts and seek to make equity investments between US$2 and US$20 million. The company invests in enterprises in the agricultural, education, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, information and communication technology, food and beverages, catering, automotive, publishing, real estate, power and FMCG sectors. In the beverage sector, it invests in businesses manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and carbonated soft drinks. These companies operate in and serve the needs of domestic markets in Africa sub-regions. In most private equity investments, it prefers to acquire a controlling and significant minor stake in the company. The head office of Centum Investment Company is in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more


first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rapidísimas Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY La embajadora de Estados Unidos ante las Naciones Unidas, Samantha Power, ha pedido al canciller cubano, Bruno Rodríguez, que investigue la muerte el año pasado del disidente cubano Oswaldo Payá, el principal organizador del Proyecto Varela, un esfuerzo de recolección de firmas considerado como la mayor campaña no violenta para cambiar el presente sistema socialista establecido por los hermanos Castro en 1959. En un informe oficial del gobierno cubano se dice que Payá murió cuando su auto chocó contra un árbol. Su familia insiste en que el choque no fue accidental y ha presionado por una investigación internacional. El joven político español Ángel Carromero que viajaba en el mismo auto que Payá dijo en Madrid recientemente que “el accidente fue provocado”Después de meses de silencio, el ex candidato presidencial Mitt Romney advirtió a los legisladores de su partido (republicanos) que  “no fuercen un paro gubernamental en su esfuerzo por impedir que el presidente Barack Obama firme la ley de salud”. Enhorabuena.Varios peloteros de grandes ligas han protagonizado un mayúsculo escándalo por usar drogas que los hace más fuertes a la hora de ir al bate. La lista la encabeza el estadounidense de origen dominicano Alex Rodríguez que suspendido por 211 partidos por violar las leyes antidopaje. Dijo en una entrevista televisada “he recibido mucho apoyo, mi madre que está en Santo Domingo ahora y siempre está rezando por mí”.El presidente Nicolás Maduro ha tenido una difícil semana últimamente: la inflación en Venezuela ha aumentado, las encuestas sobre su actuación han bajado considerablemente, y confundió ante las cámaras la bandera de Puerto Rico con la cubana durante la entrega del premio internacional “Rómulo Gallegos” al escritor puertorriqueño Eduardo Lalo.Una pareja gay está llevando a corte a la Iglesia de Inglaterra (anglicana) por negarse a celebrar su matrimonio. La pareja es millonaria y tiene cinco hijos concebidos “alquilando úteros”. La ley británica dice que ningún clérigo está obligado a oficiar en una ceremonia si al hacerlo viola su conciencia. Los niños son norteamericanos nacidos en California. “Nosotros somos cristianos y los niños han sido instruidos en nuestra fe”, dijo uno de los hombres.Jacob Slinger, joven judío de 19 años ha hecho historia a partir de su fe en Inglaterra. El Departamento de Trabajo y Pensiones determinó que debía trabajar en sábado y él dijo que si su empleador lo quería, podía exceder las horas semanales requeridas pero no podía trabajar ni la tarde del viernes ni el sábado por razón del día de reposo de su religión. El caso fue llevado a una corte que decidió a favor del joven jasídico. El judaísmo jasídico es una interpretación religiosa ortodoxa y mística dentro del judaísmo, que se destaca por la minuciosidad de los mandamientos que la regulan.En ocasión del peregrinaje anual de la juventud al santuario anglicano de Nuestra Señora de Wasingham, en Norfolk, Inglaterra, el arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, dijo a la multitud congregada “no se sientan aislados, usted son parte de una comunidad que tiene la misión de cambiar al mundo,  Cristo y su iglesia les acompañan”.En círculos eclesiásticos circula el rumor de que el buen papa Francisco está librando una pesada y poderosa oposición interna en el Vaticano que se opone a sus cambios y sus ideas. “Tenemos que orar por él”, dice una carta que circula por internet. ¡Manos a la obra!Muchos esperan que cuando el congreso se reúna en septiembre la legislación migratoria estará sobre el tapete para ser discutida. Sin embargo, no hay nada seguro hasta el momento. John Boehner, republicano y presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, es la persona clave y se ve presionado en más de un sentido. Él decide sobre qué proyectos de ley son votados, en otras palabras, en sus manos está el futuro de la reforma migratoria.El patriarca de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa, Cirilo, ha iniciado en Varsovia una visita que podría acercar a ortodoxos rusos y católicos romanos polacos, dos comunidades cristianas con una conflictiva relación desde hace siglos. Es la primera vez en la historia que un máximo dignatario ortodoxo viaja oficialmente a Polonia. Está previsto que Cirilo y el presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal de Polonia, Iosef Mijalik, participen de un acto litúrgico y emitan un llamamiento a sus respectivos pueblos. Este documento está concebido como un mensaje de reconciliación basada en las raíces cristianas comunes, las duras experiencias sufridas en el siglo XX y el perdón mutuo.PARA MEDITAR: Si no podemos poner fin a nuestras diferencias, contribuyamos a que el mundo sea un lugar apto para ellas. John F. Kennedy Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Por Onell A. Soto Posted Aug 9, 2013 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Friday Funnies: Tongan Thor’s compilation of scaring his teammate is a must watch

first_imgFriday May 10, 2019 Friday Funnies: Tongan Thor’s compilation of scaring his teammate is a must watch Reds prop Ruan Smith seems to have got a bit of a reputation for himself, becoming known as the guy that scares easily. Naturally, his teammates have taken full advantage of this, as can be seen in this hilarious video that fellow Reds front rower Taniela Tupou has put together. ADVERTISEMENTSmith, along with twin brother JP, moved to Australia from South Africa almost ten years ago. They’ve both played for the Brumbies but now find themselves at the Reds in Brisbane.Who knows what Ruan went through in his homeland, but the man seems to be constantly on edge.After a few popular videos were put out, ‘Tongan Thor’ Tupou then created this compilation, and it’s since gone viral, racking up almost two million views in a relatively short period of time. Enjoy.<span style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” data-mce-type=”bookmark” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” data-mce-type=”bookmark” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies , News Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Free tax-effective giving guide on CD for charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis · the Gift Aid and Payroll Giving logos, · template articles, letters and press releases· promotional tips, · model forms, ./guidance documents and · the relevant Codes of Fundraising Practice. The new free guide forms part of the Institute’s wider tax-effective giving project and campaign to encourage and support small and medium charities in making better use of tax-effective giving.Lee Grant, Tax-Effective Giving Project Manager at the Institute of Fundraising, said: “This CD offers charities the practical resources they need to promote tax-effective giving to their donors and potential donors – from template articles that can be used in donor’s newsletters, to tips on increasing Gift Aid take-up for integration into a charity’s fundraising strategy. “Already, 5,000 of the tax-effectve giving guide books have been snapped-up by charities across England. We hope that churches, art galleries and schools alike will find this resource just as useful.” Howard Lake | 9 July 2006 | News The Institute of Fundraising is today launching its CD-Rom guide for charities on tax-effective giving. The CD will be on display at the Institute’s National Convention in London.The CD comprises ‘Making Giving Go Further – The Definitive Guide to Tax-Effective Giving’, which shows charities how to maximise their income through tax-effective fundraising methods such as Gift Aid, Payroll Giving, Legacies and Share Giving. It also includes 45 downloads and template materials that charities can use to promote tax-effective giving to their donors. These include: Advertisement Free tax-effective giving guide on CD for charities 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

John Parker for Senate: ‘We’ll continue fighting in the streets’

first_imgJohn Parker and a voter outside a polling place in Los Angeles.Following is an interview with John Parker, the Workers World Party candidate for U.S. Senate in the 2018 elections in California.Scott Scheffer: John, you — a longtime revolutionary activist in Workers World — ran for U.S. Senate. How did that come about?John Parker: I was nominated by the Peace and Freedom Party, a coalition of socialist and left organizations, that especially allows socialist candidates to use its ballot status to run for office in California.SS: What was the main message of your campaign?JP: WWP was not running a candidate to in any way legitimize the election process. I was running to expose this bankrupt system and help motivate a movement independent of the Democrats and Republicans — the two parties of the ruling class — whose politicians are bought and paid to enable a system that increasingly gives us nothing but poverty, war and racism.I wanted to make sure we hit some of the main contradictions of capitalism that need to be fought in order to unify our class and expose the barriers to moving humanity forward.The first point on the platform was that I would immediately call for a state emergency to be declared in Black and Brown neighborhoods to stop police murders of Black and Brown youth. The second was to call for an immediate cessation of U.S. wars and proxy wars and divert the funding to vital social programs and for use in programs to reverse environmental damage. The third was to institute a referendum calling for the conversion of privately owned vital industry into public ownership.SS: That’s a great platform. How was it built and how was it received?JP: We were really happy with the response. There’s no doubt that it was a reflection of the growing problems imposed because of the crises of capitalism. In the official voter guide, I was able to reach 19 million people with a message calling for ending capitalism and not supporting its enablers in the Democratic and Republican parties.The overwhelming response was positive and drew many new activists to the campaign. A Black woman who leads a Democratic club in northern California called me to say she voted for me because I was the only one bold enough to mention white supremacy. This campaign was endorsed by one of the most important grassroots Latinx organizations in Los Angeles, Unión del Barrio, because it addressed the fascist-like attacks against the migrant community and understood the roots of the refugee and migrant crisis: U.S. imperialism. I was also endorsed by the California Green Party and various socialist parties — a reflection of how the campaign was helping to build left unity. It was also endorsed by prominent Black officials in the labor movement.People live in fear of cops on the streets, right-wing violence encouraged by Trump, and just the stress of trying to survive when all jobs being created are low-pay, rents are spiking and people are sleeping on sidewalks in record numbers. Hundreds on social media and in person told us they were voting for this campaign, which was openly socialist. We made sure that it was clear in our message that socialism means a complete displacement of capitalism and replacing it with a real workers’ society.SS: The Democratic and Republican parties dominate U.S. politics so thoroughly. Why would a longtime left activist and leader run?JP: Many people working in the electoral arena struggle to justify their continual defeats trying to “take over the Democratic Party.” They are confined by an idea that you have to stay within what the ruling class allows.Capitalism itself wasn’t brought about using the vehicles allowed by the ruling monarchs during feudalism. It came into being when feudalism could no longer expand production. In other words, it could no longer produce what society needed, and poor farmers became the motor force of the revolutionary struggle that brought about capitalism, which was able to expand production. But, due to capitalism’s internal contradictions, it can no longer do that. In fact, it now deters the production of society’s basic necessities.This is why half of the world lives on $2 to $10 per day and wages have gone down for the past 40 years. There are no livable-wage jobs for the majority, and 40 million people in the U.S. live in poverty, while 2017 saw the greatest increase in the number of billionaires. Capitalism is not only ripe, it’s overripe to be replaced by another system that puts working people at the helm. But to avoid this we’re taught to ignore the power of the working class and how workers create wealth.Here’s an example. In 2006, a racist bill — H.R. 4437, the Sensenbrenner bill — would have severely hurt migrants in this country. The migrant community organized a protest of 1 million people on March 25, 2006, and then again on May 1, 2006. On that day, they withheld their labor and corporations lost hundreds of millions of dollars. Those actions brought back May Day in the U.S. and defeated the Sensenbrenner bill without lobbyists or legislative battles — just the power of workers withholding their labor. Electoral politics is a tool, but it can’t be the only tool.SS: What would you do if you got elected?JP: If I got elected, I would use the amplified voice I would have to expose not only the influence of the financial and industrial monopolies who run the politicians, but the war crimes and crimes against humanity and against our class both here and abroad.I’d expose the fact that 8 million people from Yemen are expected to starve to death because of the U.S. war in cooperation with Saudi Arabia, while every few hours Black and Brown people here are murdered by racist genocidal police. I’d expose the real reason jobs and livable wages are being kept from us and the simple solutions that are not allowed by the banks and corporations. In other words, I’d motivate the movement to take over the reins of power.I’d probably be able to do that for a very limited amount of time, but it is the only thing I should be doing. Stopping global warming; endless wars by the police, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Pentagon; and racist, sexist and anti-LGBTQ violence all begin by exposing the forces that allow them to continue and empowering the people to act outside the boundaries of what’s acceptable. It’s the only thing these so-called progressive politicians should be doing in office. But instead they are enabling and encouraging compliance with this system.SS: What is next?JP: Our WWP branch in Los Angeles will continue to fight against imperialist domination of the world, from Palestine to Korea. We’ll be fighting against police terror and for workers’ rights, and to smash white supremacy, sexism and LGBTQ oppression — to further unify our working class and provide solutions and ideas that empower and educate our class toward the necessity of breaking with this system. The movement in the streets is where we’ll continue fighting. 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MOSC celebrates superstar Bob Dylan

first_img Twitter Twitter MOSC celebrates superstar Bob Dylan Previous articleNORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes let lead slip away against RoadRunnersNext articleVolunteers needed admin WhatsApp Pinterest Soprano Amy Burton will join the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale on April 7 for the final Masterworks concert of the season. Facebook What: Mr. Tambourine Man.When: 7:30 p.m. April 7.Where: Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.Repertoire: Corigliano – Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob DylanTickets: Concert tickets start at $10, students are free. Call 800-514-3849 or WhatsApp Local NewsEntertainment Facebook Pinterest MOSCBob DylanKnown for his music and celebrated for his poetic lyrics – Bob Dylan is one of the most well-known American singer-songwriters.He’s been an influential figure in pop music and culture for more than half a century with his celebrated works of the 1960s. Those early songs made him the “voice of a generation” with songs like “”Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a Changin.’”His poetic take on the world will be celebrated April 7 when the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale features “Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan.”Performing the final Masterworks concert of the season, the MOSC presents “Mr. Tambourine Man” at 7:30 p.m. April 7 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. Under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Gary Lewis, the Symphony Orchestra is joined by renowned soprano, Amy Burton.Highlighting the evening is the work of John Corigliano, one of the few composers to have won a Grammy, an Oscar and Pulitzer Prize in Music. The American composer continues to add to one of the richest, most unusual and most widely celebrated bodies of work any composer has created during the last 10 years.Corigliano’s numerous scores—including three symphonies and eight concerti among over one hundred chamber, vocal, choral and orchestral works—have been performed and recorded by many of the most prominent orchestras, soloists and chamber musicians in the world.Renowned soprano Amy Burton will perform in “Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan.” Corigliano wrote the major song cycle in 2000, which was commissioned by Carnegie Hall for soprano Sylvia McNair. The commission specified an American text so Corigliano decided on the idea of using the poetry of Bob Dylan.“I was so engaged in developing my orchestral technique during the years when Dylan was heard by the rest of the world that I had never heard his songs. So I bought a collection of his texts, and found many of them to be every bit as beautiful and as immediate as I had heard — and surprisingly well-suited to my own musical language. I then contacted Jeff Rosen, his manager, who approached Bob Dylan with the idea of re-setting his poetry to my music. I do not know of an instance in which this has been done before,” Corigliano stated in a news release.Concert attendees will also hear Corigliano’s “Voyage” as well as the popular “La Mer” by Claude Debussy.MOSC patrons are also invited to experience Symphony SoundBites, a pre-concert supper held before the performance in the Rea-Greathouse Recital Hall at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. By purchasing a ticket to this tasty event, patrons will enjoy dining with friends as Maestro Gary Lewis and featured soprano Amy Burton provide an insider’s view of the evening’s program. Seating is limited and based on a first-come-first-serve basis.Patrons who have already purchased a concert ticket can purchase Symphony SoundBites tickets for $26 each by calling the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center at 432-552-4437. Deadline to purchase SoundBites tickets is April 2.“Mr. Tambourine Man” is sponsored by Martha and Paul Crump. Amy Burton’s performance is sponsored by Permian Basin Opera. For more information on MOSC events, please visit mosc.orgIf You Go By admin – March 23, 2018 last_img read more

What the HUD Cash Infusion Means for Underinsured Texans

first_img Ben Carson Disaster Relief FEMA Flood Insurance HUD hurricane harvey small business administration 2017-11-17 David Wharton Related Articles What the HUD Cash Infusion Means for Underinsured Texans in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Journal, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Tallying the Foreclosure Damage Next: Law Firm’s New Ownership Shatters Florida Legal Glass Ceiling The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / What the HUD Cash Infusion Means for Underinsured Texans Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 17, 2017 1,627 Views Tagged with: Ben Carson Disaster Relief FEMA Flood Insurance HUD hurricane harvey small business administrationcenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The state of Texas will receive more than $5 billion in new disaster relief funding thanks to a new grant awarded today by HUD. During a press conference today in Austin, Texas, HUD Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude and Governor Greg Abbott announced that $5.024 billion in relief were headed deep into the heart of Texas, courtesy of HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.HUD Secretary Ben Carson said:As President Trump has said from the beginning, the whole federal family is with the people of Texas to help them recover from this devastating storm as quickly as possible. HUD will work with Governor Abbott and his staff to do whatever is needed to rebuild damaged homes and to restore shuttered businesses in some of the hardest-hit areas of the State.Governor Abbott said:The urgency with which our federal partners are addressing the needs of Texans following Harvey is exactly what is needed to help them rebuild their lives. I thank Secretary Carson, Deputy Secretary Patenaude, and the Trump Administration for working on behalf of Texans who have been hardest hit and in need of immediate aid. Our goal from the start has been work in conjunction with federal and local leaders to help Texans repair and rebuild as quickly as possible, and this funding is a good start that brings us one step closer to achieving that goal.This grant follows on President Trump’s September 8 signing of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017, which set aside $7.4 billion in funding for major 2017 disasters. HUD is responsible for dispensing the funds, based “the number of seriously damaged homes lacking adequate insurance and businesses that failed to qualify for SBA’s disaster loan program,” as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency  and the Small Business Administration.HUD determined that over 230,000 homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey, of which approximately 65,000 and more than 4,000 businesses are not adequately covered by insurance or other programs.Texas Senator John Cornyn said:Texans hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey face unprecedented hurdles as they rebuild their homes and businesses, and these funds will help them move forward after the storm. I’m grateful for the support Texas has received from Secretary Carson, and I look forward to continuing my work with Senator Cruz, the Texas delegation, and Governor Abbott to ensure Texans aren’t left behind. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

HSE may not meet new mental health staff recruitment targets

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