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Revenue at Burberry fell 30% over the first half of the last financial year due to the company needing the close its stores as many countries around the world went into lockdown. Travel restrictions also meant that trade from tourists was heavily impacted.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…In the second half of the year, however, sales bounced back by 8%. The fourth quarter was particularly good with comparable store sales almost returning to the levels seen in FY19. This was despite 16% of Burberry’s estate remaining closed. Full-price sales were also 63% higher than over the same three-month period in the previous year as a result of decent trading in China, Korea and the US.All this leaves revenue down 10% (£2.34bn) for the year to 27 March. That’s really not too bad considering the challenges the firm has had to face. What’s more, full-price comparable store sales rose 7% as a result of an “excellent response” to new products, innovating selling formats and Burberry succeeding in attracting new, younger shoppers. Adjusted operating profit of £396m was down 8% at constant currency compared to the previous year. However, this actually beat the consensus forecast of £378m.Dividend delightThere was more good news for shareholders. Although not really known for its income credentials, Burberry said that it would reinstate its full-year dividend to 42.5p per share. Based on the share price as I type, that gives a yield of 2.2%.Commenting on today’s numbers, CEO Marco Gobbetti reflected that the company had achieved its objectives for the period despite the pandemic. Considering this, one might wonder why the Burberry share price tumbled 10% this morning. Since the COVID-19 headwind was already known, I wonder if at least some of this is due to the outlook provided by the company. Where next?Looking ahead, Burberry said that it expects revenue to increase “at a high single-digit percentage compound annual growth rate”. This will be supported by “continued outperformance of full-price sales“. However, the sticking point for the market appears to be down to margins being impacted in the short term due to increased investment. As a buy-and-hold investor, that doesn’t bother me, but it does seem to have put off those with more limited time horizons. Some profit-taking is perhaps inevitable.Ongoing fears surrounding rising inflation won’t have helped either. On a different day, Burberry’s share price may have proven more resilient. However, today’s reaction does underline just how quickly sentiment can turn.Long-term holdAs frustrating as today’s setback to the Burberry share price is, I’m not about to sell my stock any time soon. Although past performance is certainly no guarantee of future returns, I’m led by what the company has achieved over many years rather than over a short trading period. On that basis, this remains a high-quality company with strong returns on capital and solid finances. Besides, those buying exactly one year ago would still be 42% up!Far from running for cover, I think today represents another opportunity for me to add to my position. 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Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA People Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Rev. Tom Callard (left) and Western Massachusetts Bishop Doug Fisher.[Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts] The Chapter of Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield, MA, has voted to call the Rev. Tom Callard to serve as the eighth dean of Christ Church Cathedral effective Feb. 2. Callard has served as priest-in-charge since the Very Rev. James G Munroe retired in the summer of 2015.Callard came to the Diocese of Western Massachusetts in 2013 to serve as canon at the cathedral and diocesan missioner for Latino/Hispanic ministry. Prior to that he served as rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, and as vicar of St. Luke Parish in Chelsea, Massachusetts.In his announcement Western Massachusetts Bishop Doug Fisher said: “The cathedral community has been enriched by Tom’s leadership. He has a heart for the poor, a passion for justice and a commitment to ecumenical and interfaith work. In the last 18 months, Tom has directed the ministry of our cathedral in bold and creative directions. I am convinced that Tom will lead the cathedral into God’s future of mercy, compassion and hope.”Callard’s installation will take place May 19. Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Posted Feb 3, 2017 Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tom Callard named dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield, Massachusetts Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ
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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Dear Friends of the Diocese of Washington,I am thrilled to announce that Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen will join the Diocese of Washington as Assisting Bishop, effective February 20, 2019. Bishop Knudsen served as Bishop of Maine for a decade (1997-2008) and has since served a missionary in Haiti and as an assistant bishop in four dioceses. She will complete her ministry in the Diocese of Maryland at the end of 2018.Bishop Knudsen is a good friend to many in the Diocese of Washington, and she is known for her pastoral warmth, skill in conflict resolution, congregational development, and issues related to addiction and recovery. A person of great spiritual maturity and love for the gospel, she is excited to serve Christ among us. We will be richly blessed by her ministry.As Assisting Bishop, a half-time position, Bishop Knudsen will help with parish visitations (two per month), ordinations, confirmations, and other events where a bishop is needed. She will work alongside Archdeacon L. Sue von Rautenkranz in the Deacon’s School. Already known and admired among EDOW congregations in southern Maryland, Bishop Knudsen will devote much of her energies among the clergy and lay leaders there, and, in particular, support the strategic planning process in their context. She feels a special call to congregations on the geographic borders of a diocese and thus will also develop pastoral relationships in our northernmost regions.Bishop Knudsen and I have been in conversation about this possibility for half a year. In consulting members of the Diocesan Council, the Standing Committee and other diocesan leaders, I have received enthusiastic and unanimous encouragement to invite Bishop Knudsen to serve here. I look forward to her collegial support and sharing the ministry of this wonderful diocese with her.You should know that Bishop Knudsen’s ministry is her gift to us. She will receive only modest reimbursement for her work-related expenses and travel to gatherings of the House of Bishops and the consecration of bishops she has mentored. As Assisting Bishop, she will work on a 12-month, renewable letter of agreement.Please join me in praying for Bishop Knudsen and all in the Diocese of Maryland as they mark the end of her ministry there. We can look forward to welcoming her among us in February.Faithfully in Christ,The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar BuddeBishop of Washington Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Dec 7, 2018 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Diocese of Washington] Bishop of Washington Mariann Edgar Budde announced in a Dec. 7 letter the appointment of the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen as assisting bishop in the Diocese of Washington. Read the full letter below. To read Knudsen’s farewell to the Diocese of Maryland, where she’s served for three years as assistant bishop, click here. 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Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Posted Feb 13, 2019 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK La Iglesia Episcopal de Colorado anunció el exitoso proceso de consentimiento canónico La ordenación y consagración del obispo electo Lucas el 18 de mayo Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing 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 Rector Smithfield, NC La Iglesia Episcopal de Colorado recibió una notificación del Obispo Presidente y Primado Michael B. Curry y del Registrador de la Convención General, el Reverendo Canónigo Michael Barlowe, de que el obispo electo Kimberly D. Lucas ha recibido la mayoría requerida de consentimientos en el proceso de consentimiento canónico detallado en Canon III.11.3.Al dar consentimiento a su ordenación y consagración, los Comités Permanentes y los obispos con jurisdicción dan fe de que “no hay impedimento debido al cual” el obispo electo Lucas no debe ser ordenado como obispo, y que su elección se llevó a cabo de acuerdo con los cánones.El Reverendo Kimberly D. Lucas fue elegido obispo el 27 de octubre. El Obispo Presidente Curry oficiará en su ordenación y servicio de consagración el 18 de mayo. Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL
I told you that the story was debunked, you are correct, according to the naval wartime museum, cannonballs were kept in the powder locker because even a brass plate would not keep them in place during high seas! Also for your information, I not only know what a holystone is, I have used one on a wwII vintage minesweeper!!! Last of all, see you thought it was about your temper when, according to you, it was Papa God giving the children a source of enjoyment that has evidently lasted for years and years! What a loving Lord we serve!!!! April 28, 2018 at 12:26 pm I’ve collected many things in my 84+ years, but never thought of scat! Thank goodness, as I might have lost my free room and board! I know what my mother would have said about that, SCAT! Please enter your name here Reply April 27, 2018 at 4:20 pm The Old Timer NH April 22, 2018 at 7:56 am April 25, 2018 at 8:26 am Reply April 25, 2018 at 6:49 pm Please enter your comment! The Old Timer Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Ej Reply April 27, 2018 at 2:44 am Reply And fer that one Richard ye are deserving of being keelhauled! Trying to explain something to a landlubber be a waste of time doncha know! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Boy oh boy, aint it the truth! “Let go and let God!” It seems that this Is always pretty good advice no matter what we are doing in life. You take care Don, Chaz It seems that everybody is siding with my poor innocent children! Perhaps I should have collected more benign and innocent critters such as hornets nests still containing their residents or real cute rabid rats. Chaz charles towne April 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm Avast there ye lubber. It be obvious that ye has way too much free time on yer hands matey SO GET YE BUSY HOLYSTONING THE DECK! The holystone was a chunk of lava rock that was used to scrub and sand the oak deck making it clean and almost white. The monkeys were actually the small boys whose job it was to carry the powder from below decks to the cannons. They were called POWDER MONKEYS because as they scurried around carrying the black powder they were stooped over and looked like little monkeys. Hey, I weren’t there but it makes sense to me! Another good one was the old saying concerning loose cannons. During vicious storms cannons weighing several tonnes (THAT IS OLDE ENGLISH FOR TONS) would break loose and start rolling around and unless they were tied down they would plunge down through a hatchway and go through the bottom of the ship thus sinking the ship and killing everybody on board THUS THE TERM WAS ADAPTED TO SIGNIFY ANYTHING OUT OF CONTROL. To be honest with you my kids are still laughing about the old cannonball in the box gag. Each of them claim responsibility for giving daddy the real funny limp. Blessings on ya matey. Chaz Reply Gymrat April 23, 2018 at 4:56 pm Reply Reply The protection from self prayer is one of my main go to prayers. Seems as if I’m always letting my emotions guide me in situations instead of relaxing and letting the Lord lead. When I do let Him lead, I find a sense of…..well common sense and life is much easier to live.Great column Chuck, God bless! April 22, 2018 at 11:21 am April 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm Dear Kristin, no, there were no forthcoming confessions so naturally, as any good parent would do, I punished them all equally. And really, I don’t know where you get the nerve siding with my mother! It all turned out alright though because I was finally able to train mama not to open mystery boxes in my bedroom. One thing I have discovered in my long, very strange and somewhat eventful life is that unlike mama I can’t hide anything from Papa God ’cause nothing scares Him! Blessings on you dear friend, Chaz Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Reply Don, I guess my sainted mother realized that boys will be boys and I am glad that she was as patient as she was. She was sort of like Papa God in that sense, I believe He yearns for us to grow up. Blessings pal, Chaz charles towne The Old Timer charles towne Awww EJ, and just what is my new name going to be, Ye olde Kicker of Cannon Balls? Or, Olde Broken Foot? Or, Ye Olde pain in The Toe? One thing I can assure you pal, I didn’t kick any mysterious boxes any time soon! Chaz charles towne April 25, 2018 at 9:31 am OK Chaz, you ready? On old wooden warships how to keep the ammo (cannon balls) near the cannons where they were to be used? The answer was a pyramid 4 cannonballs square under a 9 cannonball level which was under a 4 ball level with 1 cannon ball on top! Thus 30 cannon balls could be stored on deck where they would be needed! They solved the problem of how to keep the ammo in place with a large brass plate with 16 indentations to position the bottom level of the pyramid. This led to an expression some of you may have heard, for some unknown reason this brass plate was called “a monkey”. In cold weather, brass contracts much more rapidly than iron. The indentations would shrink and the cannon balls would begin rolling around, thus the expression – ” cold enough to freeze the (cannon) balls off a brass monkey! This has been debunked but it still is a great story!!!I know that you know how much Papa God loves children, did you ever consider he might have used that box on the floor to give your little one endless hours of laughter? Reply Reply April 24, 2018 at 4:39 pm Reply Reply CSG, “Archives of your memory!” Hmm, almost sounds lethal, like cerebral flatulence, hoof and mouth disease or mouth rot? I surely do hope I don’t get none of that! April 25, 2018 at 8:32 pm charles towne Don Lindsey charles towne charles towne The Old Timer Yes Richard all that is true except for the fact at family reunions I hate being called “Ol’ Broken Toe!” I envy you your experience on the minesweeper. I am sure you know what being “keelhauled” meant. Take care and God bless, Chaz Reply 24 COMMENTS Reply What was wrong with just collecting comic books and baseball cards? Count your blessings. The kids could could have boxed up ALL of the cannonballs. Richard April 26, 2018 at 6:39 pm charles towne Oh my, how I love to read your stories!! After I finished laughing,it made me realize that my two boys were REALLY much better and easier to raise than I ever thought. I truly admire your mother and her ability to stay calm…good example!Seriously, life is an amazing adventure everyday. And yes, we need God’s protection in everything we do, every decision we make. Thank you, Lord for watching over us, loving us and protecting us in ways we don’t even realize. Thanks, Chuck…for another humorous, but thought provoking article from the archives of your memory. Thanks for a good story about how misdirected anger can really hurt us. I can picture you howling with the unexpected pain. Nice that we can laugh about it now, though. Did you ever find out which one of your kids put the box over the bowling ball? As for your Mom, the more we learn about her, the more she does indeed sound like a saint. Snakes in a box in your bedroom? Yikes! That makes the scat collection seem almost desirable. April 27, 2018 at 2:24 am charles towne April 27, 2018 at 3:04 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. April 22, 2018 at 3:50 pm Reply April 25, 2018 at 10:07 pm Reply Don Young April 24, 2018 at 9:25 am Reply Dear CSG, Who told you my dear ol’ mama was calm? She wasn’t calm she just prayed a lot! What I haven’t been able to figure out is why folks don’t pray more than they do? I remember mama kneeling in prayer and at the time I didn’t understand it at all. She talked to Papa God like the two of them were best friend and I guess they were, best friends I mean. If I didn’t learn anything else from her that was enough and it has almost become second nature… (Praying that is.) Thanks for the comment and God bless you and yours, Chaz Reply April 25, 2018 at 8:42 pm charles towne Similar to your odd memorabilia, anger has a way of collecting a big pile of regrets! I used to teach anger management to adults. Breathe…..and don’t think with your lizard brain! Reply TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleCommunity Health Centers receives award from CDCNext articleDueling birthdays Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Yes Richard all that is true except for the fact at family reunions I hate being called “Ol’ Broken Toe!” I envy you your experience on the minesweeper. I am sure you know what being “keelhauled” meant. Take care and God bless, Chaz InspirationBy Charles Towne There was a time, way back when, that I used to collect all sorts of neat stuff, some of it dead and some of it becoming dead.(The dead stuff I figured would eventually turn into fossils.”)I collected treasures, some of it stuff what to you normal folks out there would appear a bit strange.My mother stopped cleaning my room because some of my treasures were a challenge to her sense of decorum and propriety.Take scat for instance, and if you don’t know what scat is, well, look it up.I had a vast collection of scat. Raccoon scat, possum scat, muskrat scat, fox scat, dog scat, cat scat, deer scat, owl scat, etc. etc. etc. I want you to know that my scat collection was the envy of every boy in my hometown.And then I was always dragging live critters home.Mama made a mistake once and looked in a wooden box in my room where I was keeping about a dozen garden snakes, fox snakes, and corn snakes.(It was about this time that I noticed that her hair was beginning to go a bit gray.)As difficult as it might be for you to believe, MY MAMA RELEASED ALL OF MY SNAKES?But, understanding that nature abhors a vacuum, and the snake box being empty, I immediately put a beautiful, mean, snarling, smelly old possum in the box that had recently contained the snakes.My poor mama.As the years passed some of my collectibles became less gamy.And then one day, quite by surprise I woke up to discover that I was a man and being a man my interests changed from scat to things a little less odoriferous. Like girls for instance.We will not discuss girls here but some less controversial collectibles.Take my cannonball collection for instance. one of my cannon balls was a seventy-pound monster that I thought added something to the décor of our living room.(My sweet wife, the mother of my four adorable and wonderful children was very patient, just like my mother.)Well now, that is interesting! I never thought of it before but I guess I was making a collection of little Towne’s and didn’t even know it!I came home for lunch one day somewhat out of sorts and when I walked through the door I noted this cardboard box in the middle of the floor.Like I indicated, grumpy old poop that I was, I drew back and kicked that box. What a terrible mistake! One of my sweet, adorable and wonderful offspring had put that box over my very large, very heavy, cast iron cannonball.As you can imagine when I kicked that accursed box it didn’t move, not even a little bit, but my poor toes did!Yes, my toes, my poor, poor toes, they folded back over the top of my foot in an interesting way that toes are not supposed to fold, with a copious amount of excruciatingly interesting pain I might add.(If someone other than myself had experienced that pain it would have been a beautiful thing to behold.)You, being the level-headed person that you are would never have kicked the box, but me? Well, I, being me, I kicked the box.Anger is like that, it usually backfires. One thing I can tell you for sure is that when I kicked it I didn’t hurt that old cannonball even a little bit.Dear Papa God, Please protect us from ourselves. Help us to be the level-headed folks you want us to be, in Jesus’ Holy name I ask it, AmenLive fully,Love openly,And make a difference, todayCharles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. April 28, 2018 at 7:14 pm Kristin April 27, 2018 at 2:22 pm April 27, 2018 at 4:23 pm Reply And Richard me lad me thinks ye are both right and wrong. Several cannon using various size cannonballs would perhaps cause the brass plate to vary in size according to the cannon it serviced. Do ye think, maybe, perhaps? Ahh NH, the old lizard brain rears its ugly head again… The gnashing of teeth, the clenched fist, anger, retaliation, fury, revenge, all the ugly stuff that seems to want to control and dominate us can, with God’s blessed help be overcome. O dear God please help each of us to be what you want us to be. Help us, bless us with your love. Let us each one stop kicking cannon balls! Bless each one of us and help us to be like Jesus is my prayer, Amen. Chaz Richard CSG LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Dear Old Timer, I knew a fellow one time that had a lethal case of the foot rot, and another one that had B.O. of the brain, at least I think that’s what they called it? That foot rot fellow he stunk so bad he had his own pew in church, just sayin’, Chaz charles towne Reply Do I hear an echo? April 22, 2018 at 8:31 am UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply WHY DO YOU KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS, ? We shall change your name!
Houses Architects: Studio Kamppari Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Copy+ 15Houses•Varkaus, Finland Finland Cabin K / Studio KamppariSave this projectSaveCabin K / Studio Kamppari Manufacturers: Honkarakenne, ProfinBuilder:Pekka KämäräinenArchitect In Charge:Sini KamppariCity:VarkausCountry:FinlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Studio KamppariRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThis 600 square foot summer cottage is a guest cabin and owner’s retreat. Perched high on a granite ridge, the cabin has panoramic views of high latitude forest and lake Saimaa in Eastern Finland. The property has been a summer holiday destination for the client for the past 30 years. The brief was to create a new space that can house extended family and also serve a purpose when visiting with smaller groups.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio KamppariThe double height living room pulls the outside in with over-sized operable windows on the north and south. The living room is a voluminous indoor/outdoor space that shelters you from the elements and mosquitoes while allowing you to enjoy the breeze and warmth of the sun. This main space connects to a loft through a slotted floor. The whimsical loft feels like a tree house; it is a perfect place to hide and read a book. Generously sized bedrooms bookend the living space to the east and west, each with a picture window to the site.Save this picture!ModelHigh care was taken to preserve the beauty of the site. The window assemblies and logs were manufactured off site and lofted into place with a crane. The materials palette blends with the natural surroundings. The vertical screening filters light and echoes the tall nature of the forest. Wooden walkways follow the contours of the landscape, providing a path to the cabin while keeping the surrounding nature untouched.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio KamppariSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!Courtesy of Studio KamppariThe design combines old ways with new technologies. The main structure is made of pine logs, like many traditional structures in Finland. In contrast to cozy and dark log cabins, the new cabin is voluminous and filled with light. The exterior is treated with iron oxide, a treatment which accelerates the natural graying process of wood. The vertical screening is strategically located on the west, south, and east facades where sun exposure is the highest. The screening is like a protective coat, it is removable and replaceable. The interior of the cabin reveals the untreated pine log walls and bare roof rafters. The gable roof form and log walls are common in Finnish cabins, while the details, volume, and quality of light are unexpected.Save this picture!PlanThe cabin combines traditional forms and materials with contemporary systems and details to create an instantly recognisable summer cabin that is functionally and aesthetically modern.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio KamppariProject gallerySee allShow lessXVIII Emblazoned House Refurbishment / Marcos MiguélezSelected ProjectsVodniy Residential Street Block / SPEECHSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793465/cabin-k-studio-kamppari Clipboard Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio Kamppari Share Year: 2016 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793465/cabin-k-studio-kamppari Clipboard Cabin K / Studio Kamppari Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 56 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio KamppariOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsFlashbacksResidential ArchitectureHousesVarkausFinlandPublished on August 18, 2016Cite: “Cabin K / Studio Kamppari” 18 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Architects: Greenbox Design Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Panoramic Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project PIE House / Greenbox DesignSave this projectSavePIE House / Greenbox Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947879/pie-house-greenbox-design Clipboard CopyHouses, House Interiors•Chiang Mai, Thailand Save this picture!© Panoramic Studio+ 46Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Project gallerySee allShow less”I Grew Up Where Architecture Was Designed to Oppress”: Wandile Mthiyane on Social I…InterviewsKPF Completes Tallest Office Tower in Midtown ManhattanArchitecture News Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeGreenbox DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsChiang MaiOn FacebookThailandPublished on September 17, 2020Cite: “PIE House / Greenbox Design” 17 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
106 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 105 total views, 1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: crowdfunding innovation Advertisement Renovagen has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund its portable solar power systems, which will be donated or loaned free-of-charge to disaster relief and humanitarian charities and NGOs.According to Renovagen, the self-sustaining renewable energy systems can be moved by hand and quickly deployed, reducing dependency on fuel supplies for power provision.Called FAST FOLD, the system consists of an Energy Hub with AC power output and up to 10kWh of energy storage housed in a “peli case” for outdoor use, plus flexible folding solar photovoltaic mats of up to 1.6kWp each in capacity It provides enough power for communications, medical equipment, lighting, water purification, laptop computers, mobile device charging and other essential equipment used by disaster relief personnel.The system has been developed at Renovagen’s facility in Milton Keynes where units are also being assembled for initial orders from non-governmental and governmental organisations, charity and rural electrification projects. Renovagen previously developed the larger RAPID ROLL portable solar power system with a solar field that unrolls like a carpet and was successful in equity crowdfunding, raising £262,000 in 2014 and £985,000 in 2016 to support the development of these products.The Indiegogo campaign, with an initial target of $50,000, aims to galvanise public support for the use of smarter and more effective technology in disaster relief and humanitarian operations.John Hingley, Managing Director of Renovagen said:“8.7 million displaced people currently live in temporary camps, and 80% of them don’t have access to electricity. Up to 200 natural disasters affect 160 million people worldwide every year and the majority of these involve power outages of some degree. We want to help address many of the problems encountered in running essential equipment in areas without access to fuel for generators or electricity – which in many cases can be life-saving”.A number of NGO and charity organisations including Médecins Sans Frontières and The Halo Trust, listed on the Indiegogo campaign, have indicated their interest in the FAST FOLD equipment. Melanie May | 9 November 2018 | News Renovagen launches crowdfunding bid to fund solar power systems for disaster relief operations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1
News AS RSF reported at the time, LVD correspondent Osman Yonis Borogeh was arrested twice last October, when he was badly beaten by police and was questioned with the aim of establishing the identity of his sources and of La Voix de Djibouti’s other correspondents. Another LVD correspondent, Charmarke Saïd Darar, was arrested while covering a fire just five weeks ago, on 3 May (World Press Freedom Day) and was held for four days. News Organisation In interviews and photos, both journalists had been covering what has been Djibouti’s biggest story for the past week, the video that Lt. Fouad Youssouf Ali, a detained former air force pilot, managed to smuggle out of his prison cell. The video describes the terrible conditions in which he is being held and his conviction that he will not get out alive. After criticizing the Djiboutian government in an earlier video made in Ethiopia, where he had sought refuge, Ali has been imprisoned since 22 April in Djibouti, to which he was extradited after being arrested in Ethiopia. The circulation of this new, prison video has triggered daily demonstrations in Djibouti, which the authorities have dispersed every day for the past few days. to go further News News The interior ministry and the police general directorate in Djibouti City could not be reached for an explanation this morning.“These journalists were just doing their job by covering a major news story,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “By trying to silence them, the authorities are drawing attention to a subject they find troubling. Mohamed, who also works for our organization, is a very conscientious and courageous reporter. RSF is mobilizing all of its resources and its network so that these journalists are released quickly and unconditionally.”LVD’s correspondents are often threatened and arrested arbitrarily. Wais has repeatedly been arrested during the past ten years and has spent several months in prison as a result of his journalistic activities. Djibouti is ranked 176th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts Another Voix de Djibouti reporter arrested in Djibouti City Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrests of two Djiboutian journalists working for La Voix de Djibouti (LVD), their small Horn of African country’s only independent media outlet, and calls for their unconditional release. One of them is also RSF’s Djibouti correspondent. Kassim Nouh Abar was arrested outside his Djibouti City home on 5 June, while Mohamed Ibrahim Wais, RSF’s correspondent, was arrested yesterday as he went to meet a detained army officer’s lawyer, RSF was told by his editor at LVD, which broadcasts to Djibouti from Belgium. DjiboutiAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expression Follow the news on Djibouti La Voix de Djibouti is not run by “opposition illiterates,” RSF says July 17, 2020 Find out more RSF_en August 4, 2020 Find out more December 9, 2020 Find out more June 8, 2020 Djibouti arrests two journalists, one of them RSF’s correspondent DjiboutiAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expression Djibouti: Detained reporter’s home searched, Facebook account hacked
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