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  • Regulator hopes tech giants will bid for UK Lotto contract

    first_img16th November 2018 | By contenteditor The UK Gambling Commission is beginning the search for potential new bidders for the next National Lottery licence.The current licence, held by Camelot, expires in 2023, but bidding for the franchise will begin next year.The Financial Times reports that Neil McArthur, the chief executive of the Gambling Commission, is keen to attract a wide range of bidders after previous competitions since the Lottery was launched in 1994 failed to generate wide interest. Camelot has operated the lottery since its founding, winning tenders in 1994, 2001 and 2007, and having its deal extended in 2012.McArthur said it was important that his organisation, which now runs the bidding process after it merged with the National Lottery Commission in 2013, takes into account changes in consumer engagement with lotteries.“It is increasingly moving towards tech-based, media-based, personal device-based,” McArthur said, according to the Financial Times. “We want to find out what’s interesting to finance providers and technology providers to get the broadest possible input.“Technological innovations offer a lot of opportunities in that space because you have a lot more information about your players. You can see what they’re doing and you can give them tools to help themselves manage their gambling.”McArthur said there was “significant untapped potential” in the franchise. “That’s part of the reason we want to cast the net so wide,” he said.This week Camelot UK Lotteries announced a 5.4% increase in sales for the first half of its financial year, aided by a strong performance from its draw-based games.Total sales for the six months ended September 29 rose to £3.5bn, aided by growth across all product lines.While retail still accounts for 75% of all Camelot sales, digital continues to grow, setting a new sales record of £831.4m for the reporting period. This was driven by a broader range of games, and the launch of a mobile app for Android devices. This helped mobile sales grow 30% to £431.6m, with the channel now accounting for more than 50% of all digital sales.Chief executive Nigel Railton said that while the strategic review, launched in June 2017 as a result of slower-than-expected sales growth and a decline in draw-based game sales, had had a positive initial impact, efforts would be taken to further grow the business. Camelot, which is owned by Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, was fined more than £1m in August for failings that included a mobile app glitch and direct debit errors.Last year it was suggested that Northern and Shell, the publishing group owned by former Daily Star owner Richard Desmond, intended to prepare a bid. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Lottery Email Addresscenter_img Regulator hopes tech giants will bid for UK Lotto contract Gambling Commission making plans to attract newcomers for 2023 bidding process  Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Lottery Strategylast_img read more

  • Star Entertainment tightens Covid-19 measures at Sydney casino

    first_img Australian operator Star Entertainment Group is to introduce a number of new restrictions at its Star Sydney casino, in response to the New South Wales government’s efforts to halt a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the country.Star reopened the casino on 1 June after being closed since 23 March, in line with NSW government measures related to slowing the spread of Covid-19.Visitation was initially restricted to casino loyalty club members and their guests by invitation, but this was later increased to 900 invitation-only guests at any one time on 19 June.Further relaxation of restrictions by the NSW government from 1 July meant Star was able to increase capacity to up to 5,000 patrons at any one time, with loyalty club members and the general public permitted to enter the casino.However, in response to rising concerns about a second wave of Covid-19, the NSW has issued a new order, which amends Covid-19 related restrictions that apply to hospitality venues.Star Sydney will now be subject to a maximum of 300 patrons at one time, while adhering to the requirement for a minimum of four square metres per patron to ensure social distancing. Customers gathering in different areas will also not be able to mingle.As a result of the latest restrictions, Star Sydney said it will focus on prioritising visitation by its highest value patrons. The casino also committed to adjusting staffing levels to reflect the new operating environment.Earlier this month, Stars also reopened the main gaming floors and private gaming rooms at both its Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane, after the Queensland government eased certain Covid-19 restrictions. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Casino & games 24th July 2020 | By contenteditorcenter_img Regions: Oceania Australia Australian operator Star Entertainment Group is to introduce a number of new restrictions at its Star Sydney casino, in response to the New South Wales government’s efforts to halt a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the country. Star Entertainment tightens Covid-19 measures at Sydney casino Email Addresslast_img read more

  • Malta operators failing to collect effective AML data, FIAU warns

    first_imgThe report highlighted certain failings by some remote gaming operators related to anti-money laundering checks. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Malta operators failing to collect effective AML data, FIAU warns 5th May 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Malta’s Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has warned that too many remote gaming operators only collect data that “add no value” for some high-risk players in conducting anti-money laundering (AML) checks. Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta The total number of suspicious transaction reports across all sectors in 2020 was 5,090, up from 1,668 in 2018. In addition, the FIAU listed the most common types of breach of its AML rules in non-financial sectors, which include gaming. Compliancecenter_img Another operator was found to have had a “quite robust” AML procedures manual, but did not implement the policies in the manual, such as mandatory checks for players who spend €2,000 (£1,728/$2,399) or more. This most common type of breach was an inadequate customer risk assessment making up 11.6% of breaches. The second most common breach was a lack of measures to check if a player is a politically exposed person, at 7.6%. However, it did not say how many of these breaches were gaming-related. The FIAU also cited examples of gaming operators with inadequate checks, such as one that had not implemented “any form of enhanced due diligence”, despite having players from high-risk countries, including many who placed large bets at low odds. It said a number of investigations into gaming operators found that these operators often only gathered details that “add no value” in building a customer’s profile, such as simply stating that the customer is employed. Topics: Legal & compliance Compliance Payments Email Address The unit said that all sectors, including remote gaming, saw an increase in suspicious transaction reports related to money laundering in recent years, in an enforcement factsheet covering 2019 and 2020. Gaming, it noted, was listed alongside banking as the two “main contributors”. However, this increased reporting of suspicious activity was seen as a positive, rather than negative, development.last_img read more

  • RCB vs RR Live streaming Hotstar, IPL 2021 LIVE: How to…

    first_img Cricket Previous articleRCB vs RR in IPL 2021: Mike Hesson hints two changes in RCB’s playing XINext articleRCB vs RR Dream11 Prediction: Match 16 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XI, Captain, Vice-Captain – IPL 2021 RCB vs KKR LIVE 7:30 PM IST Thursday, April 22 on InsideSport Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Cricket ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free WTC Final LIVE: Muttiah Muralitharan voted ‘Greatest Men’s Test Bowler’ of 21st century WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final Freight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket Cricket CricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021 Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start; NZ 24/0 (17 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Cricket RCB vs RR Live streaming Hotstar, IPL 2021 LIVE: How to watch Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals live for free on Airtel and Jio – Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll, winning all their three matches so far in IPL 2021. But for Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals, it hasn’t been a smooth ride, losing two of the three games that they have played. They are searching for a win to get back on track and Virat Kohli’s RCB are expected to give them a hard time at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.While inconsistency of RR skipper Sanju Samson is something that is talked about every season, he is yet to find the best possible 11 in absence of star players like Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer. As for RCB, they are in prime form, thanks to Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel’s bowling and Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers’ batting. Cricket Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoShahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa to marry Pakistan quick Shaheen AfridiUndoWrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchUndoAlso Read: IPL 2021 Points Table: Rishabh Pant’s DC move to 2nd spot, MI remain 4th, Virat Kohli-led RCB on top RCB vs RR live streaming for free: Which channels will telecast the match live?The RCB vs RR contest will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1/HD, Star Sports Select 1/HD, Star Sports Hindi 1/HD. The network is also providing live coverage in eight other Indian languages on their vernacular channels.IPL 2021 RCB vs RR Live Streaming: Where to watch the match in other countries?For viewers in UK and Ireland, a live telecast of the match would be on Sky Sports. For those in the USA and North America, the platform for watching live IPL action is Willow.tv. In South Africa, SuperSport is the channel holding the rights. BeIN Sports, primarily a football broadcaster, will be telecasting the match live in North Africa and the Middle East.Also Read: IPL 2021 Latest Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap Holders List, check all LIVE updatesIPL 2021 RCB vs RR Live Streaming: Where to watch the live streaming?For all those who want to watch the live streaming of the RCB vs RR match online, the platform is Disney+Hotstar. However, a subscription is required for viewing the live content. You can watch it for free via Airtel and Jio. However, there is a caveat. You will need to buy a pack and will get a one-year subscription for free.For smartphone users, the match could also be watched on Jio TV app with a subscription. The match could also be followed live on InsideSport.For more sports updates, follow us at insidesport.co and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Facebook Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – April 22, 2021 TAGSIPLIPL 2021IPL 2021 LIVERajasthan RoyalsRCBRCB vs RRRCB vs RR LiveRoyal Challengers BangaloreRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan RoyalsRRVirat Kohli vs Sanju Samson SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR RCB vs RR Live streaming Hotstar, IPL 2021 LIVE: How to watch Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals live for free on Airtel and Jio Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, Indialast_img read more

  • Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) Q32011 Interim Report

    first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2011 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • CFI Holdings Limited HY2013 Interim Report

    first_imgCFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCFI Holdings Limited is a leading agricultural-based industrial holding company in Zimbabwe; primarily involved in manufacturing and selling fresh produce and manufacturing stock feed, aswell as property management and letting. Through subsidiaries and joint ventures; it manages wholesale and retail outlets, offers products and services for animal health, operates maize and wheat mills, and is involved in poultry farming and producing and selling poultry products. CFI Holdings Limited manages a separate entity offering services for the development and management of real estate in Zimbabwe. STALAP Investments is now the largest shareholder in CFI Holdings Limited after increasing its stake in the company to over 40%. STALAP is an investment vehicle owned by Zimre Holdings. Its retail outlets include Farm & City and Vetco Animal Health; its specialised divisions include Victoria Foods, Saturday Retreat Estate, Reston Developers and Maitlands Zimbabwe Limited. Poultry is marketed and distributed through Agrifoods, Agrimix, Hubbard Zimbabwe, Glenara Estates, Crest Breeders International and Suncrest Chickens. CFI Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

    first_imgJulius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Episcopal Relief & Development responds to Isaac in Haiti, Louisiana

    first_imgEpiscopal Relief & Development responds to Isaac in Haiti, Louisiana Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is assisting local partners in the southeastern United States and the Caribbean as they respond to damage and other challenges caused by Hurricane Isaac.  Isaac swept over Haiti and the Dominican Republic as a tropical storm on August 24 and 25 before gathering strength and hitting the US Gulf Coast as a hurricane on August 28.  At least 41 people died as a result of the storm, including five in the Dominican Republic, 21 in Haiti and seven in the United States.  Damage is estimated at approximately $2 billion.While many communities are still in the assessment phase following the impact of the storm, Episcopal Relief & Development has received reports from partners in the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana about their current and planned activities.In Haiti, heavy rains and strong winds caused severe damage to schools, churches and homes.  People living in provisional homes and tent camps established after the 2010 earthquake were among the most vulnerable.  The storm also destroyed cash crops such as bananas, avocados, mangoes and sugar cane, which many Haitians rely on for income.As local staff followed evolving information about the course and strength of the storm, water supplies were positioned for distribution through churches in 11 communities, and other funds were reserved to support recovery work. Currently, Episcopal Relief & Development is providing assistance to the diocese as it replaces roofing, reinforces damaged fences and walls, and cleans up debris in nine locations, including six schools.  Repairs are being prioritized according to assessment information provided by local clergy in the Port-au-Prince area and southeastern departments.In the United States, heavy rain and flooding impacted communities along the Gulf Coast.  The impact was especially severe in Louisiana, where local families and businesses are still recovering from hurricanes Katrina and Gustav and the 2010 oil spill.  According to Deacon Elaine Clements, the Diocesan Disaster Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, Hurricane Isaac stalled over the southern part of the state and dropped as much as 20 inches of rain in some areas.  Flooded rivers and creeks prompted emergency evacuations, and power outages were widespread throughout the region.  Families who were left without electricity for longer periods – some up to a week – lost food in their refrigerators and freezers, and many businesses and workplaces were closed during and after the storm, causing a loss of income for hourly workers. Due to the expense and scarcity of hotels and other shelters in rural areas, many people with damaged homes have evacuated to live with friends or relatives.  However, long commutes and high gasoline prices are introducing other challenges.In response, the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and its outreach arm, Episcopal Community Services of Louisiana (ECS), are working with Episcopal Relief & Development to provide food vouchers, gas cards, school supplies, medical care and other assistance to families who were affected by the storm.  The existing relationships parishes have with food banks and other community organizations are enabling staff to quickly mobilize local resources to serve the most vulnerable members of impacted communities.In particular, St. Anna’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans has a mobile medical van that currently serves various locations in Orleans, St. Bernard and Jefferson Parishes, and can be deployed to the towns of LaPlace and Jean Lafitte.  Relying on long-standing relationships with Tulane University Hospital and area medical providers, this mobile unit will be able to provide care to those in need.“The Diocese of Louisiana, unfortunately, has become very experienced with assessing and responding to community needs following disasters over the years,” said Katie Mears, Episcopal Relief & Development’s Program Manager for US Disaster Preparedness and Response.  “The ministries that take place in congregations around the diocese are able to assess needs among vulnerable people, and we are glad that Episcopal Relief & Development and Episcopal Community Services of Louisiana are there to help meet some of those identified needs.” To support response efforts like those in Haiti and Louisiana, please make a contribution to the Hurricane Fund or US Disaster Response Fund. 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  • Parishioner turns Missouri church’s unused lot into apple orchard in…

    first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Children help apply mulch to one of the apple trees planted on unused space next to Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves, Missouri. Photo: Dale Penrose[Episcopal News Service] Dale Penrose is no Johnny Appleseed, though he’s played that role before, on the church lawn last fall for preschoolers.The lawn, a grassy wedge just east of the parking lot at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves, Missouri, isn’t much of a lawn anymore, but rather a budding apple orchard. It’s a fitting addition to a neighborhood known as Old Orchard, where apple cultivation once was prevalent, and the congregation hopes someday to reap the full fruits of what Penrose has sown.“This year we might get a bushel or two,” Penrose said when Episcopal News Service caught up with him by phone to ask about the orchard he planted for Emmanuel in spring 2016.A church with an apple orchard? Feeding ministries (Emmanuel has one of those, too) aren’t unusual. Many churches have gardens, though an orchard is a unique twist. This one has more trees – 15 – than Jesus had apostles. So far, no serpents have tempted young couples here with forbidden fruit.More troublesome were the snacking deer that prematurely trimmed several of the trees, and some others were inadvertently felled by lawnmowers. After several replantings, the orchard at Emmanuel is back to full strength. As it grows, the congregation is touting the orchard as an opportunity to beautify a prominent city corner, to provide produce for its food pantry, to teach lessons in environmental stewardship and simply to enjoy one of God’s tastiest creations.“They’re a durable food,” the Rev. Jennifer Hulen, rector at Emmanuel, told ENS. “I’m a hiker and a camper, so apples are good trail food. And we’re all kind of on a trail in life.”The apple orchard at Emmanuel Episcopal Church features 14 varieties of trees, and while the trees are expected to produce some fruit this year, a full harvest is still a few years away. Photo: Dale PenroseThe orchard doesn’t include Hulen’s favorite variety, Fuji, but it has 14 others: Arkansas Black, Baldwin, Braestar, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Franklin Cider, Golden Delicious, Orleans, Red Rome, Suncrisp, Wagener, Wealthy, Winesap, Wolf River and Yellow Transparent. Penrose planted two Golden Delicious trees because they are universal pollinators, and all are well suited for the climate and soil in Webster Groves, a suburb that borders St. Louis to the west.Emmanuel Episcopal Church was built in 1886 on property given to the congregation by the Lockwoods, a family that owned 80 acres in the Old Orchard neighborhood. The Lockwoods and other families had long maintained orchards in the area. “In the spring the blossoms transformed the orchards into fairyland, and in the fall the orchards smelled like cider,” the Webster Groves Historical Society describes in its guide for a walking tour of the neighborhood.Penrose, 58, has attended Emmanuel since 2001, and around the time the church was getting ready to celebrate its 150th anniversary, he had church-based agriculture on his mind.“We had a large space of unused land at Emmanuel, but it was way too visible to put in a garden,” he said. If you fall behind on the weeding, Penrose explained, suddenly your street-side garden becomes an eyesore. “So, I thought, well, you know putting an orchard in there would look really pretty. It would fit the community, and it would provide just as much food as a garden would.”He brought his idea to the rector, Hulen’s predecessor – whose name, no fooling, was the Rev. Dan Appleyard – and after discussions with the senior warden and church committees about cost and upkeep, Penrose won approval to begin planting.Dale Penrose planted 15 apple trees at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in 2016, though he had to replant some of them after run-ins with deer and lawnmowers. Photo: Dale PenroseEach tree cost $40 to $50. Appleyard bought one with money from his discretionary fund, and the senior warden chipped in for a second. Penrose covered the cost of the rest, selecting them from a nursery north of St. Louis. At full size, they will grow up to 20 feet tall, he said, and a full harvest after all 15 trees mature will yield an estimated 100 to 150 bushels of apples a year, or about 3 tons.“Not bad for an unused green space,” Penrose said.The 14 varieties also will peak at different times from mid-July to early November, starting with the Yellow Transparent. That’s Penrose’s favorite apple, because it reminds him of growing up in western Iowa among the apple trees and orchards maintained by his extended family.Dale Penrose prunes the trees at Emmanuel Episcopal Church every winter and spends about $30 to $40 on organic pesticides and mulch, but he said the apple orchard doesn’t require much else to maintain. Photo: Emmanuel Episcopal Church“That was the tree in my grandparents’ front yard,” he said. “When we were kids, we were climbing that tree eating apples late June to mid-July.”Penrose also maintains a couple apple trees at his own home, as well as a pear tree and some gooseberry bushes. He has some past experience in commercial gardening but now works on equipment maintenance for a small brewery in St. Louis.The orchard at Emmanuel has become a personal passion for Penrose, who enjoys involving children of the congregation in his work. Each year, students of Emmanuel’s vacation Bible school have helped with mulching around the trees.And for a congregation that tops 200 worshippers on a typical Sunday, the orchard offers a tangible example of faith in action and a spiritual connection to the land, Hulen said. “To know God through creation and to be able to know we’re partners in taking care of the Earth and we’re partners in providing out of our abundance to our brothers and sisters who have a struggle.”The orchard has room for Penrose eventually to add up to nine more trees, possibly including a peach tree and a pear tree. It’s a unique ministry, but Penrose said it need not be exclusive to Emmanuel.“I think it’d be a great thing for other churches to do,” he said, “if they had the space.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Parishioner turns Missouri church’s unused lot into apple orchard in twist on garden ministries Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 By David PaulsenPosted May 22, 2019 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

  • Gift Aid Consortium wins DM Intelligence Award

    first_imgSince its formation three years ago, more than 26 charities have been involved in the Consortium raising an estimated £2 million in additional revenue between them. Anthony Newman Direct Marketing Manager, Cancer Research UK, said: “The Gift Aid Consortium is a highly profitable and donor friendly way of making the most of the huge opportunities of the Gift Aid scheme. What was potentially a complex campaign was handled with such professionalism and efficiency by Pell and Bales, Occam and The Response Team, that its required minimum resource.”Contact: a href=”mailto:[email protected]”>Paul de Gregorio at Pell and Bales Howard Lake | 7 October 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gift Aid Consortium wins DM Intelligence Award  15 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 Charity Consortium has won the fundraising category of the Marketing Direct Intelligence Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel. The Consortium, run by telemarketing agency Pell & Bales, charity data specialists Occam Direct Marketing and DM agency The Response Team developed a comprehensive contact strategy to enable charities to work together to acquire donor Gift Aid Declarations as cost effectively as possible. The Consortium initiative involved pooling participating charity databases and sharing communication costs to mutual supporters to acquire a single Gift Aid Declaration. This Declaration is then valid for all of the charities they support. The Consortium approach was well received by donors and has provided all charity participants with a positive return on investment – some estimated to be as high as 1:15. 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.last_img read more

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