Decline in revenues leaves Anglican Church of Canada with deficit

first_img [Anglican Journal] General Synod, the governing body of the Anglican Church of Canada, ended 2011 with a deficit of CAN$65,000 (US$63,414), due to a decline in expected revenue of CAN$808,000 (US$788,288), according to Treasurer Michele George.Reviewing General Synod’s financial results for 2011 at the spring meeting here of the Council of General Synod (CoGS), George explained that the budget of CAN$12 million (US$11.71 million) had planned for a surplus of CAN$18,000 (US$17,557). Instead, a loss on investments, a decline in proportional giving from dioceses and lower than anticipated results from annual appeals led to a shortfall.General Synod was able to use 20% of CAN$2 million (US$1.95 million) in undesignated legacies to help cover the shortfall, George told delegates.The 2011 results show that budgeting revenue remains a challenge for General Synod, said George, adding that, “We’re clearly struggling at the moment.” Although General Synod has always budgeted conservatively when it comes to investment income, this year, it is being “more diligent” in monitoring revenue. If necessary, other sources of funding may need to be identified or work deferred, she said.“Resources for Mission, particularly the annual appeals, were disappointing and resulted in a shortfall of CAN$752,000 (US$733,443),” according to the financial management committee report to CoGS. The shortfall was partially cushioned by a reserve of $200,000 and partly from undesignated legacies.Proportional giving fell short of budget by CAN$273,000 (US$266,262), but part of the loss was cushioned by another reserve of CAN$200,000 (US$195,064), according to the financial management committee report to CoGS.The continued volatility of global investment markets resulted in a loss of more than CAN$300,000 (US$292,622) in market value of the investments, the report added. The 2011 budget had anticipated more than CAN$150,000 (US$146,318) in investment revenue but instead lost CAN$164,000 (US$159,974). “We were off budget by CAN$83,000 (US$80,974),” George said in an interview.Vianney (Sam) Carriere, director of resources for mission, said that one of several possible reasons for the under-performance of the Anglican Appeal was that “the original estimate of the revenues may have been too high.” He pointed out that the other fundraising campaigns in the national church, including the Anglican Journal Appeal and the Gifts for Mission catalog, met their targets in 2011.The good news, said Carriere, who is also director of communications and information resources, is that the Anglican Appeal campaign already appears to be ahead of its target for this year. “So we’re hoping that last year was a blip and that we’ll recover.” In addition, efforts are underway to strengthen all three fundraising campaigns through the integration of campaign staff and resources. “Hopefully it will pay off,” said Carriere.The council, in three separate resolutions, approved the 2011 financial statements of General Synod, the Consolidated Trust Fund, and the Resolution Corporation.— Marites N. Sison is staff writer for the Anglican Journal. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Marites N. 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A double dose of the Rugby Clubs Plays of the Week

first_imgSaturday Jul 2, 2011 A double dose of the Rugby Clubs Plays of the Week Today we not only have two Super Rugby semi finals, the first having already kicked off, but two excellent instalments of the Rugby Club’s Plays of the Week. They’re mashed together as one clip for you to enjoy easily. The first bit is from round 18 of action, with a few hits and tries you probably would have seen here on RD already. There’s one by Stirling Mortlock though that wasn’t shared on here. The less said about it, the better. Last weekend were the qualifying matches, with the Crusaders and Blues progressing to the semis. It was a sad farewell for Phil Waugh of the Waratahs, as he played his final match for them. There’s a nice under 20 try thrown in for good measure, as well as a Shute Shield try, and the a bit of a cliche-watch with the word of the day, coming to you from Stephen Brett, obviously. Enjoy the vids, and if you’re able to, make sure you watch the semis. If not, we’ll have the best bits on the site for you over the next few days, and coming week. Have a good one.Time: 04:38 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Plays of the Week Related Articles 123 WEEKS AGO WATCH: France destroy Wales in Women’s Six… 138 WEEKS AGO Waikato winger scores four tries in epic… 304 WEEKS AGO The Wraparound from Rugby HQ – Week 27 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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

Business-to-business auction site to help charities

Business-to-business auction site to help charities Director Tony Levy told Charity Times that the service “is an excellent way for charities to acquire goods on a value-for-money basis.” Howard Lake | 13 May 2000 | News  14 total views,  1 views today Business-auctions.com is to sell second-hand goods via online auction for charities.Business-auctions.com is to sell second-hand goods via online auction for charities. Business-to-business online auction site business-auctions.com is promoting its services to charities. The site sells second-hand and surplus goods. 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. read more

Professional Fundraising reports on International Congress

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies international fundraising Management Howard Lake | 20 November 2003 | News Professional Fundraising’s Web site includes a number of features on last month’s International Fundraising Congress in Holland.In “Professional bodies should intervene to stop ratios competition”, the magazine reports on a workshop at the Congress for fundraising directors which debated whether the use of fundraising ratios was getting out of hand. The moderator suggested that a professional body set out ‘professional standards’ on using cost-income ratios in fundraising publicity that all should abide by.In “Consultants complain they have to deal with too many junior staff at charities”, the magazine reports on a very lively question and answer session “Consultants under Fire.” The pitch process in particular came in for strong criticism from some of the consultant delegates, one of whom argued it was it was sometimes little more than “a free way to find out a lot of thinking without having to pay.” Professional Fundraising reports on International Congress  39 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  40 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

BHF announces 13 corporate partners for Help a Heart campaign

first_img Howard Lake | 29 May 2007 | News  34 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis With partners offering everything from an exclusive shower range, to stockbroking services, to flight and hotel reservations, the BHF’s Corporate Partners offer a number of ways for people to support the Help a Heart campaign through their everyday lives. BHF announces 13 corporate partners for Help a Heart campaigncenter_img 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. Tagged with: corporate Giving/Philanthropy The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has announced the support of thirteen corporate partnerships to boost its Help a Heart campaign this June. This is the largest number of corporate partnerships ever to support the campaign, which this year aims to raise £1.5 million to fund lifesaving heart research. The Help a Heart campaign has attracted new partners, Barclays Wills, Barclays Stockbrokers and Flight Hotel Reservations, as well as existing partners supporting the fundraising campaign through various CRM activities to help to raise much-needed funds. Advertisementlast_img read more

Demonstrating respect

first_imgTaken from a Dec. 23, 2014, audio column posted by prisonradio.orgThroughout much of modern American history, the seasons of mass demonstrations have been spring and summer.Look at old black and white photos of the anti-war, civil rights and Black Power demonstrations of the 1960s and 1970s, and you’ll see people in T-shirts, or simply dressed in shirts and jeans.The dress reflected the ease of the weather.Like in old military theory, the ground (or terrain) is important when planning battles.Now, look at today; hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people amass in biting cold: in wind, rain and even snow.This is thus something new in social movements, perhaps enhanced by social media, but strengthened too by a deep sense that change must come to an intolerable situation: police violence against unarmed Black men and boys.For, at the very core of every meaningful movement of the 20th century, has been the beating hearts of Black people, and let’s face it, Black folks aren’t fond of the cold.This should give us some sense of how deeply these issues resonate in Black minds.Now, after the shootings of two cops in New York come calls from politicians to “suspend” demonstrations, out of respect.The question arises, who respects whom?When cops killed Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice, who showed respect for them?Brown was literally demonized by his killer.Garner, we were told, was too fat to survive his choking, and should’ve just meekly submitted to the attack on his life.Tamir, a child, was “big for his age” and “scared” cops, they said.  Amazing.According to police bargaining unit head Patrick Lynch, Garner’s killer was a “model officer,” an Eagle Scout and “just doing his job.”Yeah — choking a man to death for suspicion of selling a cigarette. Real respectful, eh?(By the way, the verb “lynch” comes from — we are told by anti-lynching journalist and activist Ida B. Wells, Pittsylvania County, Va., ca. 1780 — when a Col. William Lynch instituted hangings for alleged horse thieves, without trial or due process. Hence the term, lynching — and “Lynch Law.”)A crusading reporter, Ida B. Wells would be amazed at how easily Blacks could be killed in the 21st century by police, without due process.Her keen eye would survey New York, Cleveland, Ferguson and beyond, and perhaps she would recognize modern day “Lynch Law.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Forecast Calls for Modest Growth in Home Sales for 2015

first_img Forecast Calls for Modest Growth in Home Sales for 2015 December 9, 2014 1,222 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Forecast Home Sales Housing Market IHS Global Insight Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Forecast Home Sales Housing Market IHS Global Insight 2014-12-09 Tory Barringer About Author: Tory Barringer Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Survey: Mortgage Professionals Believe Business Is Better Than Last Year Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 12/10/2014 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago In keeping with other recently released predictions, the latest housing forecast from market research firm IHS Global Insight calls for modest growth in home sales in 2015 following what’s been a disappointing year.In her outlook, IHS economist Stephanie Karol focuses on two major trends that have shaped the housing market in 2014: low household formation and diverging trends for new versus existing-homes.According to data from the Census Bureau, the country saw the addition of only 467,000 new households between March 2013 and March 2014, well below the post-recession average of about 600,000 per year.While formations are expected to disappoint again in 2014, Karol predicts next year will see the addition of 1.08 million new households, with economic growth driving up the rate of new formations—and demand for new housing.”As a swell in steady employment joins with rising wages, household formation should climb, boosting homeownership rates,” she said.With demand projected to rise, Karol anticipates homebuilders will respond by ramping up housing starts, closing the massive gap between existing single-family inventory and the unsold stock of new homes (which she estimates at nearly 40 to one) and boosting new home sales up to 480,000.Together, both new and existing-home sales are forecast to rise to 5.34 million annually, the result of improving home equity spurring more homeowners to sell.”As a result, inventories have expanded—and families, who are no longer being consistently outbid by investors with plenty of cash on hand, have entered the market in sufficient numbers to stabilize median price growth in the 4–5 percent range,” Karol said. “Overall, the post bubble-landscape will continue into next year, but with slightly smoother terrain.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Forecast Calls for Modest Growth in Home Sales for 2015last_img read more

911 operator captured on audio criticizing driver who drowned in rising floodwaters

first_imgiStock(FORT SMITH, Ark.) — Authorities in Arkansas have released audio recordings of a 911 call between an operator and a woman who was moments from dying in a flash flood, in which the dispatcher can be heard at times chastising the caller for getting her vehicle stuck in the fast-rising waters, and even, at one point, telling her to “shut up.”Fort Smith police got a call from Debra Stevens, 47, of Fort Smith, on Saturday at around 4:38 a.m. She had been delivering newspapers for the Southwest Times Record when her sport utility vehicle was swept away in a flood and then trapped among trees as the waters continued to rise, police said. Stevens first called a family member, Fort Smith police said, and then she called 911.“The 911 operator who took the call dispatched Fort Smith Fire and Police units who were inundated with 911 calls from other citizens also stranded in floodwaters,” Fort Smith police said in a statement released on Thursday along with the audio from the 911 call.Stevens had trouble describing her exact location during the 22-minute call, police said, and flooding limited the ability of first responders to reach her.“Please help me! I don’t want to die,” Stevens said during the 911 call.“You’re not going to die. Hold on for one minute,” the operator said in return.“Well, um, I’m scared. I’m sorry,” Stevens said.“I understand that you are scared but there is nothing I can do sitting in this chair,” the operator said. “So, you are going to have to hold on and I’m going to send you somebody. OK?”The fire department was dispatched to the scene about three minutes after Stevens reached the operator, according to a timeline released by Fort Smith police. About three minutes later, the police department was also dispatched. At 4:50 a.m., both departments had arrived to where Stevens was but could not find her SUV. By, 4:59 a.m., first responders were asking for a boat to be sent to the area because the main roads were blocked by water.Later on during the 911 call, the dispatcher assures Stevens that she is not going to die.“I don’t know why you are freaking out. It’s OK. I know the water level is high,” the operator said.“I’m scared!” Stevens said.“I understand that but you freaking out, doing nothing but losing oxygen up in there,” the operator said. “So calm down.”Stevens can be heard crying on the phone.“I’m scared. I’ve never had anything happen to me like this before,” she said.“Well, this will teach you next time, don’t drive in the water,” the operator said.“I couldn’t see it, ma’am. I’m sorry I wouldn’t have,” Steven said.“I don’t see how you didn’t see it. You had to go right over it so,” the operator said.At one point, Stevens got frantic and had this exchange with the dispatcher.“These people are all standing out here watching me,” Stevens said.“Miss Debbie, you’re going to have to shut up. OK. I need you to listen,” said the dispatcher.In its press release, Fort Smith police said that “while the operator’s response to this extremely tense and dynamic event sounds calloused and uncaring at times, sincere efforts were being made to locate and save Mrs. Stevens.”Police did not identify the operator.ABC Fayetteville and Fort Smith affiliate KHBS/KHOG-TV said the dispatcher had resigned prior to that call and that her last shift was scheduled to be the morning in which she took Stevens’ call.According to the police timeline, the call between Stevens and the operator ended at 5 a.m. Two minutes later, first responders had reported finding Stevens’ vehicle but were not able to reach the SUV.“When first responders were finally able to pinpoint the location of Mrs. Stevens’ vehicle, the swift, rising water made immediate rescue impossible. An officer on scene removed his duty gear, donned a life vest, and was ready to enter the current tied to a rope but the speed and volume of water made this attempt futile,” Fort Smith police said.By 5:16 a.m., a rescue boat had arrived. At 5:58 a.m., rescuers removed Stevens’ body from the SUV and began CPR but she had already drowned.Interim Police Chief Danny Baker said that the dispatcher had done “nothing criminally wrong.”“I understand that listening to a person going through the panic that Mrs. Stevens was in those final moments of her life, we all hope that we would get a little better response than perhaps what she was given. I don’t want us interacting with anyone in that way whether it’s a life and death situation or not,” he told KHBS/KHOG-TV. “I don’t think the dispatcher realized or understood the severity of the situation.”In a statement, he said he was heartbroken about Stevens’ death and offered his prayers to her family and friends.“All of our first responders who attempted to save Mrs. Stevens are distraught over the outcome. For every one of us, saving lives is at the very core of who we are and why we do what we do,” Baker said. “When we are unsuccessful, it hurts.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Jazz guard Dante Exum has surgery to fix tendon in knee

first_imgThe 23-year-old appeared in 42 games this season, averaging 6.9 points and 2.6 assists. The fifth overall pick in 2014, Exum missed all but 14 games in 2017-18 after suffering a preseason shoulder injury. He also missed the 2015-16 season with a knee injury. Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz say guard Dante Exum underwent surgery to repair a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee and will be sidelined indefinitely. Last summer, the Jazz brought Exum back on a three-year extension worth around $33 million. March 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz guard Dante Exum has surgery to fix tendon in kneecenter_img Tags: Dante Exum/NBA/Utah Jazz Written by Exum had the procedure performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Exum will soon begin rehabilitation.last_img read more

Regent’s students alarmed by intruder

first_imgA man broke in to the third floor of Regent’s Park College on the night of Tuesday 30th October, and stayed outside for several hours.The man, believed to be homeless, took a ladder from the building works on Pusey Street, dragged it to St Giles, and then climbed up the scaffolding to the third floor of the college’s Wheeler building. The alarms were set off, at which point he began to behave loudly and aggressively. A window was broken and the inhabitants of the  flat were evacuated, spending the night sleeping on the Junior Dean’s floor.The intruder is thought to have been intending to commit theft. It is unclear how the window was smashed.Ben Deaner, a third year studying PPE at Regent’s told Cherwell, ‘He was talking about homelessness problems in Oxford. He said that he’d been on the streets for 15 years. He was antagonising the police and shouting and swearing down at them, calling one of them a liar and going on about how he knew who they all were. He kept saying it was going to be a long night and asked when the Oxford Mail was coming. He was up there for about four hours.’A Wheeler resident said, ‘College dealt well with the crisis, immediately evacuating the flat where he broke a window and generally keeping an eye on the situation and the people involved. They had done everything they could to make sure the scaffolding was alarmed.’The reaction on Facebook was less calm. One student who lives in the flat wrote, “You’d think you’d be safe from casual breaking and entering what with being on the THIRD FLOOR. Apparently this is a flawed assumption.”JCR President Jack Watson commented, “The matter is now in the process of being investigated by the police. Statements were taken from those affected.’Regent’s Park College has made no official response to the intrusion. The college bursar declined to comment.last_img read more