New technology key to industry job satisfaction

first_img Topics: People Recruitment Pentasia digital brand manager Will Sawney said he was pleased to see that salary was not the most important factor for technology professionals: “Settling the debate once and for all, salary only comes in second in the list of job motivators.“The first priority was ‘interesting work’ – a lesson, perhaps, for employers looking to best motivate staff and make the most of individuals’ ambitions.”A significant number of those surveyed (44%) admitted they were interested in changing employer within the next year. For these potential movers, salary and related benefits were the key motivators, closely followed by company culture and the opportunity to work with specific technologies.When compared to other departments in iGaming, developers and designers tend to have the highest level of job satisfaction, citing constantly evolving work and high demand for their services. Marketers, by contrast, recorded the lowest satisfaction due to low prospects of promotion and a lack of training opportunities. Tech professionals, on average, rated their job satisfaction at 3.5 on a scale of one to five.The survey also revealed a growing demand for home-based roles, with 43% saying they would prefer to work remotely, higher than the 35% that said they were willing to relocate internationally.Sawney added that the results showed a high level of satisfaction among industry workers, and a high level of motivation to progress in the industry: “Our 850 surveyed respondents – comprised of iGaming and tech professionals – were overwhelmingly positive and motivated regarding their career future.“Overall, professionals are increasingly light-footed in their career outlook: open to new opportunities, overseas work or side-gigs. Anything to keep them competitive in the face of growing job-security threats like automation, offshoring and skill obsolescence.” New technology key to industry job satisfaction Pentasia survey reveals roles involving artificial intelligence and blockchain are highly sought after Pentasia has released its results on what the future of technology careers may hold, with results showing a focus on developing skills and working with new tools such as artificial intelligence and blockchain.Based on the responses of over 850 professionals, the Tech Ambitions Survey 2018 considers workers’ career development ambitions and what they feel is necessary to improve job satisfaction.The biggest motivator for tech professionals is learning new skills, with the majority (68%) of respondents listing this as their goal for the coming year. Skills in software and coding are of particular interest, as well as leadership skills as a means to remain competitive in their careers.When asked about which technology trends would be most appealing for them in terms of career development, almost a third of respondents (31.9%) said that artificial intelligence was the most interesting, closely followed by blockchain (21.2%) and design and UX (15.3%).“The survey is a manifestation of the deep understanding we have on the talent market, as well as the industry trends and conditions that affect them,” Pentasia marketing director John Doyle explained.“It reflects our ability to provide employers with valuable insight which, in turn enables them to adjust their recruitment and employment practices to best suit the changing candidate landscape.”With this focus on development in mind, the majority (60%) said teaching and learning would be most helpful for them to achieve their ambitions in the coming years.Respondents also noted other factors as crucial to helping them achieve their professional ambitions, including a desire for a strong sense of team spirit, new tools and software and impactful projects. Junior to mid-level professionals also expressed a need for supportive leadership and management.The survey showed that 29% of respondents would prioritise cutting edge technology when making career choices. This desire to learn and adapt to new technologies was actually a greater motivation than salary. The majority – 51% – said that interesting work would drive their job search, compared to 48% who said a higher salary was the key driver. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Recruitment 22nd November 2018 | By Josephine Watson AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

NSW extends pokies consultation amid ongoing industry talks

first_imgDominello said that while there was broad agreement around the core objectives, the extended consultation would allow for more discussions with venues on how to ensure the measures set out in the legislation were effective. The bill aims to have venues legally obliged to actively identify and assist any players showing signs of problem gambling, with a trained member of staff on duty to monitor all gambling devices and activity.  The venues would also have to provide statements with activity logs on request, and remove all cash dispensers from their properties. Those that failed to comply would face higher penalties  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The consultation, originally due to conclude on 30 October, now runs until 11 December. 23rd October 2020 | By Robin Harrison The state’s Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello explained that since the draft of the Gaming Machines Amendment (Gambling Harm Minimisation) Bill 2020 was released in September, there had been significant interest in the reforms. “I am hopeful that we can find an industry-led solution that takes into account the different size, scale and risk profile of the 3,000 pubs and clubs across our state.” Tags: New South Wales This scheme would also allow for involuntary self-exclusion, whereby family members could apply to have an individual banned from venues hosting gaming machines.  Regions: Oceania Australiacenter_img It also aims to launch an enhanced, state-wide self-exclusion system, through which players would be permitted to block access to all gambling venues through an online portal. Problem gambling NSW extends pokies consultation amid ongoing industry talks AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “The extension of public consultation provides a further opportunity for us to work with pubs and clubs and other stakeholders to find solutions, potentially using technology to meet this objective,” Dominello said. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Social responsibility Slots Regulation Problem gambling Responsible gambling The New South Wales government has extended a consultation on new player protection legislation, to give authorities more time to work with pubs and clubs to ensure proposed measures including player monitoring and enhanced self-exclusion are effective. Email Addresslast_img read more

5 Warren Buffett quotes that could help you prosper in this stock market crash

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! When investing feels challenging, as it does at the moment, I always find it useful to draw on the wisdom of the greatest investor of all time, Warren Buffett.Since Buffett began investing in the 1960s, he’s experienced a number of steep stock market declines, including the 1973/1974 crash, the ‘Black Monday’ crash in 1987, and the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008/2009. Yet he’s still managed to generate returns of over 2,000,000% for his investors. With that in mind, here are five gems from Buffett that I think are particularly relevant right now.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…“Widespread fear is your friend as an investor because it serves up bargain purchases”This quote is a great place to start in the current environment because investor fear levels have been off the charts recently. Indeed, the CBOE VIX index, which is often referred to as the ‘fear index’, has risen to a level not seen since the GFC. Buffett suggests we should use this fear to our advantage. As he says, fear serves up bargains.“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble”This quote refers to the fact that compelling buying opportunities (bear markets) don’t come around all that often. For example, the last time stock prices fell as much as they have recently was 2008. Buffett’s advice? Don’t be afraid to buy up big when stocks are super cheap. You don’t want to look back at this time as a missed opportunity.“The best thing that happens to us is when a great company gets into temporary trouble… We want to buy them when they’re on the operating table”This is another top quote that is very relevant right now because there are a lot of great companies that appear to be in temporary trouble, due to the coronavirus.Take alcoholic beverages champion Diageo, for example. This is a top-shelf company with a fantastic track record and a compelling future growth story. Yet its share price has tanked because, in the near term, it’s likely to see a hit to profits due to the coronavirus. This temporary setback could be an amazing buying opportunity for investors.“We’re buying businesses to own for 20 or 30 years. We think the 20- and 30-year outlook is not changed by the coronavirus”Buffett’s advice is to think long term-term, however, if you’re a buyer of shares in this market. Volatility could remain high for a while. So, if you buy a stock today, don’t worry about what it does tomorrow, next week, or next month. Instead, give yourself a long-term investment horizon, as he does.“In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497”Finally, this quote is a great summary of the type of shocks the stock market has to endure over time. Last century, stocks were impacted by all kinds of catastrophic events, all of which would have scared investors at the time. Yet the Dow Jones index still generated incredible long-term returns for investors. That’s certainly something to keep in mind right now, given the challenges we are currently facing. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Enter Your Email Address Image source: The Motley Fool Edward Sheldon owns shares in Diageo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img 5 Warren Buffett quotes that could help you prosper in this stock market crash Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

UK share prices: I’d invest in these FTSE 100 shares in an ISA today to make a million

first_img Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Associated British Foods and ITV. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Stock markets might be off their lows but plenty of UK share prices remain too cheap to believe. The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 continue to struggle to gain strength as investors fear a second stock market crash. It’s probable that investor fears over Covid-19, US-Chinese trade wars, Brexit, and political developments in the US will keep buying interest at a minimum too.What a wasted opportunity, I say! Why should investors run for cover given that UK share prices always soar after stock market crashes? Sure, it may take a number of years. But the most successful investors take a long-term approach to buying shares. They are happy to buy cheap UK share prices today in the expectation that they’ll steadily soar as economic conditions improve.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…Don’t forget that the FTSE 100 doubled in value in the decade following the 2008–09 stock market crash. The number of ISA millionaires rocketed in that time after they bought in during the trough and watched UK share prices soar. I believe that the 2020 market crash offers a similarly terrific opportunity to get rich with UK shares.2 unmissable UK share pricesInvestors might want to look at UK share prices that have sold off the sharpest since the Covid-19 crisis began. These could have the greatest potential for a mighty bounceback in the months and years ahead. With this in mind here are two terrific UK shares on my personal watchlist:The 28% decline in Associated British Foods share price value in 2020 has really caught my attention. I think it’s over the hump and that sales at its Primark clothing stores should soar now that lockdown measures have been rolled back across its territories. In fact this FTSE 100 share may be one of the high street’s best performers in the short-to-medium term as difficult economic conditions drive volumes of its cut-price clothes. Its commitment to European and North American expansion should deliver mighty profits growth over the long term, too.I’m also tempted to buy ITV after its 59% price collapse in 2020. In fact this is one of the most attractive UK share prices following the market crash. As I type it trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 7 times, a reading that doesn’t reflect the FTSE 100 firm’s evolution to a global broadcasting colossus. In recent months, advertising income plummeted and production revenue slumped due to filming suspensions. But things are starting to get back to normal for the Love Island. A bulky 4.5% dividend yield sweetens the investment case for this FTSE 100 star.Get rich after the stock market crashITV and Associated British Foods are just a couple of the unmissable UK share prices that can be found on the FTSE 100 alone. The number of too-good-to-miss bargains for stock investors to choose from today is vast. And The Motley Fool’s library of articles and special reports can help you dig them out and even get rich. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild | Saturday, 8th August, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Royston Wild Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. UK share prices: I’d invest in these FTSE 100 shares in an ISA today to make a millionlast_img read more

Tesla stock: these 2 bubble indicators explain why TSLA won’t go into my ISA!

first_imgTesla stock: these 2 bubble indicators explain why TSLA won’t go into my ISA! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Image source: Tesla I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy One thing I’ve learnt from history is that humans don’t learn very well from the past. Financial history is littered with booms, bubbles and busts. Early asset bubbles include the Dutch tulip mania of 1634-37, the South Sea Bubble of 1720, and repeated railway manias in the 1800s. I personally observed the stock and property bubbles of 1980s Japan, the dotcom boom of 1995-2000, and the global financial crisis of 2007-09. Not all bubbles look alike, nor do they inflate identically. But eventually, they all burst painfully. Hence, here are two scary reasons why I would not buy Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock for my ISA at anywhere near the current price.Tesla stock: the mother of all bubbles?Earlier today, I explained why why I see Tesla stock as the mother of all bubbles. For me, TSLA is like no other bubble stock, largely because of its sheer size and scale. Today (Monday), Tesla enters the S&P 500 index as its sixth-largest member, behind the ‘big five’ tech mega-caps. Tesla is also the largest S&P 500 entrant ever. With passive S&P 500 tracker funds forced to buy TSLA stock, the share price has soared 70% since mid-November. At Friday’s close, Tesla’s share price hit an all-time high of $695, valuing the carmaker at $658.8bn. I pray this marks the peak of this gigantic bubble — and here are two reasons why TSLA isn’t for me.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…1. Tesla stock has risen almost tenfold since MarchAt the end of 2019, Tesla stock closed at $83.67, but then added nearly $100 in 50 days, soaring to close at $183.48 on 19 February. Then Covid-19 sent global stock markets spiralling downwards. TSLA collapsed to $70.10 on 18 March, crashing by more than half (61.8%) in a month. However, anyone buying Tesla back then and holding on has made almost 10 times their money. Indeed, many TSLA stockholders have amassed life-changing paper profits. However, while I might just have dipped into Tesla stock in March, I would never do so today at nearly 10 times the price. That’s because I won’t buy into frothy bubbles.2. Tesla is worth almost as much as all other carmakers combinedBy market value, Tesla is the world’s most valuable car manufacturer by a gargantuan margin. Market leader Toyota will sell around 9.5m vehicles this year, yet is worth just $250bn — that’s almost $410bn less than Tesla. To get near to Tesla’s current equity value means adding up the combined market values of the top seven or eight carmakers. Also, Tesla’s valuation is approaching the collective valuation of the rest of the global car-making industry combined. Yet Tesla will sell only half a million of the 61.9m cars forecast to be sold in 2020. How could a business with a 0.8% market share possibly be valued almost as much as the other 99.2% put together? To me, this is yet another huge warning sign flashing red over TSLA.In conclusionIn my view, Tesla stock is in a massive bubble similar to the one I shunned in 1999-2000. It has been inflated by millions of momentum-driven retail investors speculating in Tesla shares. When this bubble eventually bursts, I expect TSLA to decline steeply. The same happened in the dotcom bust of 2000-03 and again in 2007-09. And I think it will happen again, when financial gravity overwhelms the Robinhood herd. That’s why Tesla stock won’t be going anywhere near my tax-free Stocks and Shares ISA in 2020-21! Cliff D’Arcy | Monday, 21st December, 2020 | More on: TSLA Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Justice, peace, reconciliation top main agenda for global Christianity

first_img Submit a Job Listing 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Justice, peace, reconciliation top main agenda for global Christianity WCC Assembly provides pivotal platform for fellowship and action Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments are closed. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (1) Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL John F. Stanton says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC WCC Assembly 2013 Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Advocacy Peace & Justice, Anglican Communion, Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ecumenical & Interreligious, November 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm Thanks for the two videos on indigenous issues. I learned a lot and, I think, found a new sensitivity.Rev. John StantonDiocese of Southeast Florida Featured Jobs & Calls A call to work for peace and justice during the Asian Plenary. Photo: Peter Williams/WCCVideo reflections and additional coverage of the WCC Assembly are available here.[Episcopal News Service, Busan, South Korea] Whether it’s advocating for gender equality, speaking out against religious persecution, addressing global poverty, discrimination, climate change, or a myriad of other concerns, global justice and peace issues are at the heart of the World Council of Churches’ 10th General Assembly, which has drawn thousands of Christians from 345 member churches in 110 countries to Busan in the Republic of Korea.The theme of the gathering, meeting Oct. 30-Nov. 8, is “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.”For Native Hawaiian Jasmine Bostock, one of the four official Episcopal Church delegates to the assembly, the WCC’s greatest gift is to play a facilitating role in addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues. “They’re the only eagle-eyed view … on a global ecumenical level that we have.”The Rev. Margaret Rose, the Episcopal Church’s ecumenical and interreligious officer, says that ecumenism “helps us realize that we’re not the center of the world, that it’s not all about us … God is much bigger than our own definitions. Ecumenism is about living as one member of the household of God, claiming who we are in contrast to others and in the context of God’s much larger mission which requires all of us to be engaged.”Members of the Episcopal Church’s official delegation to the WCC Assembly read over a document during one of the plenary sessions. They are (from left) the Rev. Margaret Rose, the Rev. Consuela Sanchez, Bishop Dean Wolfe and Jasmine Bostock. Photo: Matthew Davies/ENSJoining Bostock and Rose as the Episcopal Church’s official delegates are Bishop Dean Wolfe of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas and the Rev. Consuela Sanchez, provincial coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras.They are among some 160 Anglicans and more than 3,000 other Christians gathering in Busan.Rose said that the gathering also has provided an important space for Anglicans to gather where the priority is not an internal one, “but rather how Christians together can make a difference in a broken world.”The assembly is the highest governing body of the World Council of Churches and meets every six to eight years. It is a moment when the fellowship of member churches comes together as a whole in prayer and celebration.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, in his address to the assembly, described the gathering as “an opportunity for genuine encounter, an opportunity to learn about one another and to learn from one another. We must learn to hear Christ through one another. We renew our commitment to the ecumenical journey and the ecumenical task. We need one another.” [A video of Welby’s address is here].Welby later told ENS that for him part of the gift of attending his first WCC Assembly has been seeing “the church in its broadest sense gathering together, lots of difference, lots of difference of opinion, lots of faults and flaws and cracks, but together … We become a reconciling force as we ourselves are involved in reconciliation.” [A video of Welby’s comments to ENS is here].The difficulty for the WCC, Bostock told ENS, “is that there are so many issues, there are so many contexts and how are you possibly going to have a value-based judgment that says indigenous people are more important than Dalits, or … issues of gender equality are more important than climate change. You can’t level those issues on a scale of one to 10 and you certainly can’t speak for everyone in every context.”But Bostock, 23, chair of the Episcopal Church Executive Council Committee on Indigenous Ministry, acknowledges there are certain injustices that the WCC does chose to speak on and that “in some contexts that is more powerful and more helpful than in other contexts. But it’s more about an awareness for me personally, coming from a Hawai’ian context … It’s more about facilitating our learning from one another.”Bostock, who served as an intern at the WCC in 2010, also participated in a pre-assembly event for indigenous people, from which a statement has been drafted to present to the main assembly. “What makes indigenous issues so pressing is that indigenous people tend to be the ones affected the most by issues like climate change, clean drinking water, HIV and AIDS,” she said. [A video of Bostock speaking about indigenous issues is here].From left, Jasmine Bostock of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai’i; Leonard Imbiri, general secretary of the Papua Customary Council; and Sarah Eagle Heart, the Episcopal Church’s missioner for indigenous ministries, help each other tie a prayer string for unity. Photo: WCCOther participants from the Episcopal Church are Sarah Eagle Heart, missioner for indigenous ministries; Emma Lee Schauf, as a young adult volunteer in the stewards program; Rachel Cosca and Carrie Diaz Littauer, in a theological studies program sponsored by the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute; and Carlin Van Schaik, a Young Adult Service Corps volunteer working with the Towards Peace in Korea program based in Seoul.“The Christian faith has a tremendous responsibility to come together around crucial issues – violence, war, poverty – these are our great global issues that will require a great global response from the wider church,” said Wolfe, “and so our petty differences between denominations are really highlighted when you compare them to the tremendous needs that are everywhere. So the Christian Church has an opportunity to come together in a variety of places and then do the work that Christ has given us to do – to be healers, reconcilers, sometimes agitators.” [A video of Wolfe’s comments to ENS is here].The Rev. Olav Tveit, WCC general secretary, addresses the assembly during its opening plenary Oct. 30. Photo: Matthew Davies/ENSDuring the first three days of the 10-day assembly, delegates heard from several plenary speakers addressing issues such as HIV and AIDS, Christian persecution, marginalized communities, peace on the Korean Peninsula, and participated in ecumenical conversations, Bible study, worship, workshops and committee business sessions.Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, encouraged the churches to “protect the vulnerable,” especially sexual minorities, sex workers and other communities faced with the threat of the HIV pandemic. He also called on the church to challenge taboos and to encourage compassion and support for those living with or affected by HIV and AIDS.Korea remains a politically divided peninsula with many people hoping that one day the north and south will be reunited. The churches in Korea, together with the ecumenical movement, have been encouraging reunification efforts for decades.Asked which single issue he would like to highlight from the assembly, the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, said that the churches in Korea, particularly the Anglican Church of Korea, have witnessed strongly for reconciliation on their divided island. “Families were divided when the divisions arose, so it’s very personal to them,” he told ENS. “Sometimes we get used to divisions in the world, and we learn to live with them and we tend to ignore them … So I’d like to make that personal commitment to overcoming divisions in a practical way.” [A video of Kearon’s comments to ENS is here].Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (left) and Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Palestine and Jordan share a moment after signing the affirmation of faith leaders to “Welcome the Stranger.” Photo: Matthew Davies/ENSWelby joined the Rev. Olav Tveit, WCC general secretary, and Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Palestine and Jordan and president of the Lutheran World Federation, in being the first signatures in an affirmation of faith leaders to “Welcome The Stranger.” The affirmation was initiated by a coalition of faith-based organizations in response to a call in December 2012 from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres. Faith groups around the world are expected to use the affirmations to foster support for refugees and other displaced people in their communities.During the weekend, Nov. 2-3, participants fanned out across South Korea for various exposure visits on justice and peace issues and to attend worship services with hundreds of Christian communities throughout the country.In the final days, the assembly will move mostly into a business mode, prioritizing messages, formalizing statements and calls to action, and proposing overall policies for future programmatic work of the WCC. A Central Committee drawn from the WCC delegates will largely work on drafting any final messages.Along with the WCC member churches, partner organizations and other churches, such as the Roman Catholic Church, have a strong presence at the event. That makes an assembly of the WCC the most diverse Christian gathering of its size in the world. It is a unique opportunity for the churches to deepen their commitment to visible unity and common witness.Since the World Council of Churches was established in 1948, this marks the first time the General Assembly has met in Asia. The Republic of Korea was chosen because the church in recent decades has grown rapidly in Korea, where nearly 25 percent of the population is Christian.The Episcopal Church’s full communion partners also have a strong presence at the assembly, including representatives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Moravian Church, Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht, Philippine Independent Church, and Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, India.Archbishop Anders Wejryd of the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden, which is in the process of formalizing a full communion relationship with the Episcopal Church, said: “I think Christianity becomes too little if it is limited to ourselves. You have to see other expressions and see how Christianity responds to other challenges than your own.”Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who was represented at the assembly by Wolfe, has described the gathering as “an opportunity to stand with others for the purpose of building a society of peace with justice.”She told ENS that the Episcopal Church’s participation “is our act of solidarity, our joining with other members of the body of Christ to realize this dream of God. We pray with our presence as well as our actions, strategizing, thinking theologically, and building coalitions. I give thanks for the willingness of our representatives to join this assembly in Busan, Korea.”– Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By Matthew DaviesPosted Nov 4, 2013 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Breaking News: School Bus Fire at Wekiva Terrace Subdivision

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply April 6, 2016 at 10:41 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Good job on this story! The Apopka Voice was firwst to report this bus fire. John Dolan April 5, 2016 at 5:40 pm Reply Breaking News – School Bus FireOrange County Fire and Rescue (OCFR) responded to a school bus fire in the Wekiva Terrace Subdivision in Apopka. Firefighters were on the scene at 4:43 pm.All students were off the bus and no injuries were reported.The fire originated in the engine compartment of the bus and was mechanical in nature, according to Kat Kennedy, Public Information Officer for OCFR. No other details are known at this time.The Apopka Voice will update this story as more details are known. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 April 5, 2016 at 5:40 pm TAGSSchool Bus Fire Previous articleApopka Pastor to Speak at Brussels Bombing Victims’ FuneralNext articleUnscrambling the dietary guidelines: Eggs are the new health food Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR John Dolan Reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Good job on this story! The Apopka Voice was first to report this bus fire. April 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm I am posting this here so someone will see this, as I don’t have a regular facebook account. There was a Chihuahua dog that has been hit by a car and killed, and it is lying on the grassy median between the bike trail, and the roadway at Park and Sandpiper, on the corner, under the tree on the vacant lot. I was in hope of rescuing it, but I touched it, and it was stiff. I am sorry to post this here, but someone is probably looking for their pet. If anyone has facebook and does the lost and found website, would you please post this info, so someone can come and get their pet and bury it. I believe it probably got loose and ran across the road from the Apopka Terrace Subdivision, but can’t be for sure. It was average size, and a light buff beige solid color. Sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news. Thank you. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply We had help! Reply Tenita Dale Fenwick 5 COMMENTS When news is breaking, we publish immediately. Thank goodness there were no children hurt! April 5, 2016 at 6:04 pm Mary Janelast_img read more

Why do people still use fax machines?

first_img TAGSFax MachinesThe Conversation Previous articleDon’t give thieves an easy ride: Remove the keysNext articleRep. Demings speaks forcefully in gun violence hearing Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear By Jonathan Coopersmith, Texas A&M University The fax machine is a symbol of obsolete technology long superseded by computer networks – but faxing is actually growing in popularity.Four years ago, I wrote a history of 160 years of faxing, saying my book covered “the rise and fall of the fax machine.” The end I predicted has not yet come: Millions of people, businesses and community groups send millions of faxed pages every day, from standalone fax machines, multifunction printers and computer-based fax services. It turns out that in many cases, faxing is more secure, easier to use and better suited to existing work habits than computer-based messaging.Businesses often use faxesFaxing remains alive and well, especially in Japan and Germany – and in major sectors of the U.S. economy, such as health care and financial services. Countless emails flash back and forth, but millions of faxes travel the world daily too.A worldwide survey in 2017 found that of 200 large firms, defined as companies with more than 500 employees, 82 percent had seen workers send the same number of, or even more, faxes that year than in 2016. A March 2017 unscientific survey of 1,513 members of an online forum for information technology professionals found that 89 percent of them still sent faxes.The persistence of faxing – and the people who send faxes – is in part because the fax industry has adapted to accommodate new technologies. Fax machines still dominate, but both surveys suggested users were shifting to computer-based services, such as fax servers that let users send and receive faxes as electronic documents. Cloud-based fax services, which treat faxes as images or PDF files attached to emails, are also becoming more popular. These new systems can transmit faxes over telephone lines or the internet, depending on the recipient, handling paper and electronic documents equally easily.Legal acceptanceThis is legal, but most people aren’t used to that idea yet.Africa Studio/Shutterstock.comFax’s longevity also benefits greatly from reluctance – both legal and social – to accept email as secure and an emailed electronic signature as valid. Faxed signatures became legally accepted in the late 1980s and early 1990s in a series of legal and administrative decisions by state and federal agencies. The Electronic Signatures Act in 2000 also gave digital signatures legal power but institutional and individual acceptance followed only slowly – if at all.Even parts of the federal government preferred faxes over email for many years thereafter. Not until 2010 did the Drug Enforcement Agency allow electronic signatures for Schedule II drugs like Ritalin and opiates, which comprised about 10 percent of all prescriptions. That meant a pharmacist could accept a faxed prescription but not one scanned and sent by email.The most recent FBI Criminal Justice Information Services policy allows faxing from physical fax machines without encrypting the message, but demands encryption for all email and internet communications, including cloud-based faxing. It’s much harder to intercept faxes than unencrypted email messages.Faxing and medicineAnother reason faxing hangs on is because competing technologies are weak. The health care industry generates huge amounts of data for each patient. That should make it fertile ground for a fully digital record-keeping system, “where data can flow easily between patient, provider, caregivers, researchers, innovators and payers,” as Seema Verna, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, put it in a speech earlier this year.Federal privacy laws and deliberately incompatible standards, however, stand in the way. Immediately after the passage of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, fax vendors retooled their transmission, reception and storage systems and procedures to protect patients’ personal records. Specifically, HIPAA-compliant fax systems ensure the correct number is dialed and limit who can see received faxes. Digital patient-information systems have struggled to meet the same standards of administrative, technical and physical security.The Obama administration spent more than US$25 billion encouraging doctors and hospitals to adopt electronic medical records systems. Crucially, rather than forcing competing systems to be compatible in order to receive federal support, the administration believed the market would decide on a standard to communicate.What actually happened was that competing companies deliberately created incompatible systems. Doctors’ offices and hospitals that use different records databases can’t communicate with each other digitally – but they can via fax. For many medical professionals, particularly independent physicians, faxing is far easier than dealing with expensive, hard-to-use software that doesn’t actually do what it was supposed to: securely share patient information.Comfortable inertiaOne more personal factor preserving faxing is users’ reluctance to change. Small businesses who find that faxing meets all their needs have little reason to spend the money and effort to try a new technology for document exchange. Every company that prefers faxes inherently encourages all its customers and suppliers to keep faxing too, to avoid messing up existing ordering processes.It’s important to remember, too, that fax machines and multifunctional printers with a fax capability provide an inexpensive backup capability in case of technical problems with an internet connection, or even a cyberattack, like the Russian attack on Estonia in 2007.Absent a compelling reason or some management or government mandate, people often don’t change technologies. This is true beyond faxing: I drive a 2005 Camry. There are plenty of cars that are better in some way – safer, more fuel-efficient, more comfortable – but so long as the Camry passes state inspections and performs adequately, I can avoid the challenges and costs of buying a new car and learning how to use its new features.International popularityFaxing is still popular overseas, too. In Britain, the 2000 Electronic Communications Act encouraged but did not explicitly authorize electronic signatures. In 2018, urged partly by the European Union’s promotion of electronic identification, the British Law Commission concluded that electronic signatures were indeed legal but needed significant promotion to increase their acceptance and use.Not surprisingly, a recent survey found that Britain’s National Health Service operated more than 8,000 fax machines. In response, the U.K.‘s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock labeled faxing a symbol of National Health Service technological backwardness and pledged to introduce new technologies more quickly. In December, the National Health Service decided to stop buying fax machines in 2019 and end their use by the end of 2020. That’s the same goal the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Verna has for American doctors to stop faxing.Nevertheless, faxing continues because it remains better – cheaper, more convenient, more secure, more comfortable – than the alternatives for many people, businesses and organizations. Faxing will remain important until transmitting digital data becomes easier and more accepted. That could be a long way off, though. U.S. federal initiatives are trying to make medical records systems more compatible, but no one has yet been hired to take a key leadership position at CMS.Eventually, the older generation of people more comfortable with faxing than emailing will fade away. Until then, however, fax machines will whirl away. Please enter your comment!center_img Jonathan Coopersmith is the author of Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine, and is a Professor of History, at Texas A&M University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Serendah Hill Retreat / A3 Projects

first_imgManufacturers: Hansgrohe, Breezway, Hafele, Jotun, Legrand, G-Star CAD, ISEODesign Team:Choon Sin Ho, Kenny Chong, Siew Yong Lim, Zi Xin YipCivil & Structural Engineering:DR Y G Tan Jurutera Perunding Sdn BhdMechanical & Electrical Engineering:IR Ho Yih TzongCollaborators:SinHo ArchitectContractor:CTF Build Sdn Bhd, Genesis Mission Sdn BhdCivil:DR Y G Tan Jurutera Perunding Sdn BhdStructural Engineering:DR Y G Tan Jurutera Perunding Sdn BhdCity:SerendahCountry:MalaysiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lawrence ChooText description provided by the architects. Beyond a physical home, Serendah Hill Retreat is a deeply personal homage to the clients, who are the Architect’s parents, and to the surrounding lush tropical landscape that has been the bedrock of their Buddhist spiritual life. Adopting the Japanese principles of “shakkei” (borrowed landscape), the house was conceived from the beginning as an extension of the landscape, part of which has been meticulously curated and nurtured by the clients by hand from seeds, for more than a decade, even before the house was designed – Pre-existing soft architecture that the house needs to respect.Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Lawrence ChooIn the spirit of sustainable way of life, passive design principles are integrated to increase comfort without the need for air conditioning. While views are primarily orientated towards East-South-West due to the water tower on the north, deep shading is provided by means of natural vegetation, balconies and deep overhangs. The ceremonial double-height space that greets from the main entrance, top-lit with grand skylight, encourages cross ventilation. Carefully detailed ventilation louvres and mosquito netting are also used extensively throughout, while sandwiched insulated in-situ concrete roof system limits heat gain.Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooCommitted to living through their retirement humbly, in support of local businesses and laborers, the house was conceived with a humble budget, utilizing local, familiar materials that hark back to their memories of home in the yesteryear. Alongside a nostalgic palette of facing brick, terracotta, terrazzo and solid metal rails, broken Ipoh marble pieces were specially reconstructed as flooring, in close collaboration with local contractors. Concrete soffits are honestly left bare without ceiling, with services systematically coordinated and concealed. Even furniture were mostly refurbished from their old homes, breathing new life to the parents’ cherished memories.Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooRecognizing the dignity of living independently through the golden years, the spatial layout was designed with ease of mobility in mind, enabling the elderly couple to move around between their living, dining, kitchen and bedroom without having to climb up and down the stairs. The living, dining and bedroom areas are extended with generous outdoor terraces which enable the couple to enjoy the landscape without having to go down to the garden. Entrances and circulation are thoughtfully arranged to provide security and peace of mind. As a symbol of familial ties, the Dining area is the communal heart of the house, while the Living Area became a personal retreat space for the couple. While the rooftop is their morning meditation space, the corner outside the Living Room facing the garden is their favorite spot to spend hours in the day, basking in the expansive views, melodic sounds of the landscape, and soothing winds.Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooProject gallerySee allShow lessEmployment Support Center YORIDOKO / td-AtelierSelected ProjectsScarlet House / Ghoricha AssociateSelected Projects Share Projects Architects: A3 Projects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Serendah Hill Retreat / A3 Projects Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941381/serendah-hill-retreat-a3-projects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941381/serendah-hill-retreat-a3-projects Clipboard CopyHouses•Serendah, Malaysia Photographs:  Lawrence Choo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Serendah Hill Retreat / A3 ProjectsSave this projectSaveSerendah Hill Retreat / A3 Projectscenter_img Photographs Year:  2020 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeA3 ProjectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSerendahMalaysiaPublished on June 14, 2020Cite: “Serendah Hill Retreat / A3 Projects” 13 Jun 2020. 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DETR funds neighbourhood renewal

The Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) is offering incentives to voluntary organisations to take part in local strategic parnterships with local authorities as part of a local neighbourhood renewal strategy. Funding for participation will be available from March 2001.Find out more from the DETR. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 November 2000 | News 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. DETR funds neighbourhood renewal  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more