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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. For UK retail shares, 2020 proved to be a nightmare as Covid-19 spread across the country. Bricks-and-mortar stores were particularly badly hit as the pandemic forced people to shop online. Non-essential retailers had to close their doors completely, of course. The extent of the damage was clear in the full-year financials that NewRiver REIT (LSE: NRR) released today.Investor appetite is weak across all UK share indexes on Thursday. But confidence in retail and leisure property owner NewRiver has taken a particularly hard whack. Shares in the company were last trading 5% cheaper than last night’s close, at 99.5p.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…NewRiver REIT’s losses widenNewRiver REIT announced today that it had clocked up a pre-tax loss of £153.2m during the 12 months to March 2021. This was up from its loss of £121.6m in fiscal 2020.Meanwhile the value of NewRiver’s property portfolio fell to £974m last year from £1.2bn a year earlier. This was due to asset sales as well as a 13.6% decline in the portfolio’s like-for-like valuation.The company said, however, that the like-for-like valuation drop eased during the second half of the year. This reduced to 5.6% from 8.2% in the first six months of financial 2021.A bright outlookChief executive Allan Lockhart said that “Covid-19 has posed unprecedented challenges”, but he added that, “Our operational and financial achievements have reinforced our belief in the underlying strength of our portfolio and platform”. As a consequence the business has decided to reinstate dividends and pay a 3p per share reward for last year.Lockhart cheerily noted, “Consumer confidence in the UK economy has returned to pre-pandemic levels and we are well placed to benefit from consumers’ growing preference for shopping locally and supporting community assets”. He said too, “We are starting to see early signs of an uplift in shopping centre liquidity and we expect the investment market to improve further as we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.“With the benefit of an improving market backdrop and the insights gained from our recent strategic review we are looking forward to the coming year with genuine optimism”, Lockhart added.Should I buy this UK share?City analysts are confident that NewRiver REIT will get back to moving in the right direction soon, too. Market consensus is for the firm to generate earnings per share of 12p per share in financial 2022. This compares with the losses of 49.1p per share the property giant recorded last year. Of course, forecasts can change based on future developments. NewRiver trades on an low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 10 times. But despite its cheapness I’m not tempted to add the UK property share to my portfolio. It’s possible that profits could rebound strongly in the short-to-medium term as coronavirus restrictions are rolled back. But I still worry about NewRiver’s long-term future as e-commerce goes from strength to strength. And of course the emergence of Covid-19 variants could shred any near-term recovery to ribbons, too. I’d rather buy other UK shares today. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Image: NewRiverREIT NewRiver REIT’s share price crumbles following FY results! Here’s what I’d do now Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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LosersCardiff BluesLeaving the RDS field at half-time, the Blues found themselves behind, a long way behind, 40-3 to be exact. Three second half tries, with two from Lions hopefuls Leigh Halfpenny and Alex Cuthbert helped stifle the rout but Cardiff still came away from Dublin having been walloped 59-22, conceding nine tries in the process. It’s a result that sees Cardiff’s points difference for the season drop to -52, the second worst in the league after bottom club Zebre. Having failed to adequately replace the grizzled experience talismen Xavier Rush, Gethin Jenkins, Paul Tito and Martyn Williams last summer, the Blues are in a downward spiral.Sale SharksFriday’s loss away at Worcester sent Sale to 0/7 in the Aviva Premiership this season, a miserable record that has left supporters disgruntled and DoR Bryan Redpath teetering on the brink. With 20-year old Ross Harrison and 19-year old Tommy Taylor in the front row, the Sharks lack of experience was telling as Worcester’s pack gained the upper hand and Andy Goode did the damage on the scoreboard. Eight points adrift at the foot of the Aviva Premiership, Sale have fewer points this season than Newcastle Falcons did at the same time last year. The visit of a rejuvenated London Irish side this Friday will be a must-win game.Northampton READING, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Tom Casson of Harlequins dives over to score the match winning try during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Harlequins at the Madejski Stadium on October 28, 2012 in Reading, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Lucky bounce: Harlequins centre Tom Casson believed his chance of glory had gone. It hadn’tby Ben ColesTHE EUROPEAN break may have either been an unmitigated success or an unqualified nightmare for the UK’s elite sides, but there was no time to pause and reflect as both domestic leagues returned this weekend. Never short of drama, here are the winners and losers from Round Seven of the Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro12:WinnersTom CassonWhen the ball drops into your hands to score a winning try away from home and you blow it, your reaction will naturally be devastation. Harlequins centre Tom Casson made this very clear after he flopped over the try line with the ball under his chest before throwing it away in disgust. Except, Casson had scored. Trailing London Irish as the clock ticked into the final minute, Ugo Monye’s offload dropped backwards through Casson’s hands, before going forward off his knee. Try given, victory for Harlequins, heartbreak for Irish.Freddie BurnsWhen you’re spurned by your country for upcoming internationals, what better response than to show them what they are missing out on. Freddie Burns did just that against Leicester Tigers on Saturday afternoon for Gloucester, first a sumptuously delicate chip leading to a try for seriously swift Charlie Sharples, then one better as he deftly dinked a ball over the Tigers defence and collected to dab down. What was even more satisfying for Burns is that he doing the business opposite England fly-half Toby Flood. The question seems to be, not if he will make his England debut, but when?Rhys PriestlandThe incumbent Wales fly-half has been feeling the heat in recent months, with a disappointing tour of Australia behind him and Dan Biggar going from strength to strength with the Ospreys. However, on Friday night the Scarlets No 10 showed his big game temperament returning, having the last say in a gritty encounter with Edinburgh at Murrayfield by slotting a 78th minute penalty. A timely boost for both his reputation and confidence. Injuries are beginning to take their toll on Northampton’s season, with only one win now in their last four matches and England stars Ben Foden, Dylan Hartley and now Courtney Lawes all sidelined with injuries. Losing at home to Saracens and old boy Chris Ashton will have stung as Northampton dropped to 4th place in the league. A spicy Midlands derby against Leicester at Welford Road next weekend awaits.Follow Ben Coles on Twitter @bencoles_ LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Episcopal News Service] A Jan. 10 memo to the Obama Administration and members of U.S. Congress sent by the Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations outlines the current crisis in South Sudan and makes recommendations urging the government and the international community to partner with South Sudanese civic and faith leaders to stem the tide of violence and build peace.The six-page memo, based on the firsthand accounts of church leaders on the ground in South Sudan and Episcopal and Anglican partners worldwide, conveys the church’s understanding of the current crisis that has engulfed the world’s newest nation. The memo touches on four areas specifically: public representation of the conflict and accountability; foreign assistance; human rights protection and the prevention of mass atrocities; and building a future of peace.“Episcopalians in the United States and around the world have maintained long and close relationships with Episcopalians in South Sudan,” said Alexander Baumgarten, director of government relations for the Episcopal Church. “As a result, we have a responsibility to share the unique and compelling perspectives of partners in South Sudan who are playing a peacemaking role in the midst of extraordinary upheaval and violence.”Among other things, the memo warns “While ethnic tensions are real and reflect the fruits of decades of upheaval and struggle, they are not the primary driving engine for the current violence,” and stresses that the media’s, and to an extent, the U.S. government’s portrayal of the violence as between ethnic and tribal groups is “misleading,” “simplistic,” and “could carry dire consequences.”It also warns that the east African nation could be on the brink of civil war, and that the U.S. and others bear the responsibility of preventing mass atrocities and human rights violations. Click here to read the full memo to the president and Congress.The estimated death toll had reached 10,000 people by Jan. 9. Some 200,000 people have been internally displaced inside South Sudan and tens of thousands of refugees have crossed borders into neighboring countries.Fighting erupted in Juba, the nation’s capital, on Dec. 15 following a political dispute between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar. In the weeks since, the crisis has spread to seven states and has created a humanitarian crisis in the fledgling nation.“Our most-current reports indicate that violence is still spreading and that the urgent needs for food, medicine, and shelter could continue for months to come. The situation mirrors the dire time before Sudan’s 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, in which interminable civil war killed millions and uprooted millions more from their homes,” the memo’s introduction states.Baumgarten noted that Episcopalians and Anglicans around the world with mission ties to Sudan and South Sudan have been hosting regular conference calls in the weeks since violence erupted in mid-December, and that his office’s staff have been sharing vital information as they learn it with U.S. government officials coordinating the humanitarian and peacemaking response.“This is an example of an area in which the advocacy of Episcopalians can make a vital difference,” said Baumgarten. “There is no civic institution in South Sudan with a larger footprint than the church, and our experience is that government officials in the United States and elsewhere are quite eager to hear perspectives from church partners on the ground.The Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, with 2 million members, has 31 dioceses — 26 of them in South Sudan where it is one of the nation’s largest non-government organizations and has played a role in reconciliation in the aftermath of a two-decades-long civil war fought largely between the Arab and Muslim north and rebels in the Christian-animist south, that left 2 million people dead and an estimated 7 million displaced. South Sudan gained its independence from the north on July 9, 2011.Sudan’s warring parties signed the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, ending the civil war that killed more than 2 million people and displaced an estimated 7 million more. South Sudan officially gained its independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011.The memo points out that, “The leaders of the new state did not vigorously undertake the task of addressing the challenges of developing a unified nation and healing past divisions.” And that unification and healing are central to peacemaking efforts.(In May 2013, South Sudan’s president appointed Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul to chair the national reconciliation committee, which planned a four-to five-year national campaign aimed and fostering peace building and reconciliation.)The memo praises the Obama administration for its Dec. 3 pledge of an additional $50 million in humanitarian aid, but urges an “examination” of its and Congress’s aid strategy. On Jan. 9, news reports suggested that South Sudan risks losing hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. aid if government and rebel forces do not end the violence.Meanwhile, Episcopalians and Anglicans across the Anglican Communion, including Episcopal Relief & Development, and Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, working with local partners in South Sudan, have begun responding to the crisis.“The Episcopal Church, along with Episcopal and Anglican partners around the world, has mounted its own response of financial support, material accompaniment, and prayer for the people of South Sudan. We believe strongly that the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan and other faith groups there are among the most fruitful potential actors in leading and facilitating peace, humanitarian assistance, and healing,” the memo states.The Episcopal Church’s long-standing support for Sudan is manifested through its partnerships and companion diocese relationships, programs supported by Episcopal Relief & Development, and the advocacy work of the Office of Government Relations, which is rooted in General Convention resolutions.Two Episcopal Church missionaries who were serving in South Sudan, Ed Eastman and Noah Hillerbrand, both engaged in food-security work, were evacuated from Renk to Nairobi, Kenya, on Dec. 20.– Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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The Anatomy of Fear Hurricane Beryl, while tiny in size, will approach the Lesser Antilles late this weekend or early next week, and its chances of striking the Antilles as a hurricane are increasing.A hurricane watch has been issued for the island of Dominica and hurricane conditions are possible late Sunday or on Monday. July 7, 2018 at 5:44 am Current Satellite and Wind Shear(The current tropical system is shown by the icon at lower right. Areas of strong wind shear, the difference in wind speed and direction with height, are shown in purple. High wind shear is hostile to tropical cyclones and those trying to develop.) You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Projected Path(The red-shaded area denotes the potential path of the center of the tropical cyclone. It’s important to note that impacts (particularly heavy rain, high surf, coastal flooding, winds) with any tropical cyclone usually spread beyond its forecast path.) (MORE: What to Expect in the Atlantic During July)This tiny hurricane is currently located over 850 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands, moving westward. Tiny Hurricane Beryl May Reach Lesser Antilles as a Hurricane Late Sunday or Monday; Hurricane Watch Issuedfrom weather.com Current Storm Status(The highest cloud tops, corresponding to the most vigorous convection, are shown in the brightest red colors. Clustering, deep convection around the center is a sign of a healthy tropical cyclone.) Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Beryl’s Current Wind Field(The orange circle shows the extent of the system’s tropical storm-force winds (at least 39 mph). The purple circle indicates the extent of hurricane-force winds (at least 74 mph), according to the National Hurricane Center.) Beryl was upgraded to a hurricane based on microwave and infrared satellite imageryshowing a “pinhole eye” had developed early Friday morning. Beryl’s eye has recently closed off, and some dry air may have gotten into Beryl’s core.Its tropical storm-force winds extend only up to about 35 miles from its center. At a GlanceIn less than a day, Beryl went from an area of interest to the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.This tiny hurricane may strengthen a tad more into the weekend.It will eventually encounter increasing wind shear and weaken, but that may not occur until early next week.Thus, it’s increasingly possible Beryl may impact the Lesser Antilles as a hurricane.Beryl may survive as a tropical cyclone into the central Caribbean early next week. Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Historical tracks and intensities of former Beryls. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Oh no, with this hurricane on the way, I guess this means all the toilet paper rolls at the stores will already be snatched up…..I am having a nightmare, about the thoughts of Donald Trump coming to visit us here in Apopka, after the hurricane passes, and tossing out toilet paper rolls, and paper towels, throwing them at our heads, along with his wife, first/third lady, with her “I don’t really care do U?” jacket on, along with her stiletto high heels….. Current Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings TAGSHurricane Berylweather.com Previous articleWhen caring hurts: Attrition among social workers, medicine’s unsung heroesNext articleCoping with heat waves: 5 essential reads Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here There is now the chance Beryl may survive in some form into the central Caribbean Sea early next week, though it is expected to have been weakened to some degree, possibly completely ripped apart, from wind shear by that time.Those in the Lesser Antilles, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti should monitor the progress of Beryl. We’ll have the latest updates on weather.com.Beryl’s BackgroundThe formation and intensification of a system in the central tropical Atlantic, known as the Main Development Region (MDR), in early July is fairly rare.In fact, it’s only one of two such hurricanes to form this early in the season east of the Lesser Antilles.Tropical waves, the origin of many late summer and early fall hurricanes and the predecessor disturbance for Beryl, typically don’t have enough moisture in July to become better developed.The name ‘Beryl’ has been used 6 times since 1982, each time as a tropical storm. This iteration of Beryl is the first one to become a hurricane. The average second tropical storm is on Aug. 1 while the average first hurricane doesn’t occur until Aug. 10. Beryl formed on Jul. 5 and became a hurricane a day later. Intensity forecasts with tropical cyclones as tiny as Beryl are notoriously difficult.Given barely enough ocean heat content (sea-surface temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit), low wind shear, and its location south of a plume of sinking, dry air known as the Saharan air layer, Beryl intensified quickly from a tropical depression at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday to a Category 1 hurricane just 18 hours later.According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), these favorable conditions may remain in place through early Sunday, and Beryl could gain even more intensity.By late Sunday, upper-level winds are expected to become hostile to Beryl near the Lesser Antilles.If the wind shear kicks in later, Beryl could survive as a hurricane into the Caribbean.If the wind shear kicks in earlier, Beryl may weaken sooner, and may sweep into the islands as a weaker storm.A hurricane hunter mission is scheduled to investigate Beryl and its surroundings early Sunday. We’ll know a lot more about this system if this flight goes on as scheduled. 1 COMMENT Reply Mama Mia Beryl’s impacts will begin to reach the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday.Given Beryl’s tiny size, it’s too soon to determine which islands may see impacts and how strong the impacts will be, but periods of heavy rain, gusty winds and at least some locally choppy seas can be expected, regardless.Several inches of rainfall are likely nearest where Beryl cuts through the northern Windward or southern Leeward Islands. This area of heavy rainfall will be fairly confined to a narrow zone along Beryl’s path. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tropical storm watches have been issued for Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. Winds over those islands may reach 40 mph late Sunday or on Monday. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Howard Lake | 25 October 1999 | News Action Planning’s short cut to success 33 total views, 1 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 Advertisement Seminars can leave you “terminally bored,” admits fundraising consultancy Action Planning. So they are planning a short-cut for their presentation at the CAF Annual Charities Conference this week, “in keeping with the new era of short attention spans.” 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.
Howard Lake | 19 March 2001 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Saints Information has launched an overnight research service for the UK voluntary sector. While charity staff sleep, the research will be carried out in New Zealand. The London-based Saints Information has been providing fundraising research and information management consulting to charities and related organisations since 1997. Saints Information has launched an overnight research service for the UK voluntary sector. While charity staff sleep, the research will be carried out in New Zealand. The London-based Saints Information has been providing fundraising research and information management consulting to charities and related organisations since 1997. Andrew Stenson, a partner in Saints Information said: “The opening of an office in Wellington, New Zealand enables us to extend the prospect and other research services we already offer to our clients. We can now exploit the twelve hour time difference between the UK and New Zealand allowing urgent work for clients in the UK to be dispatched at the end of their day to be picked up by the Saints team arriving for work in the antipodean morning”. Advertisement Louise Parkin, who is managing the set up of Saints Information’s New Zealand operation, added: “The New Zealand based team can provide all the usual profiles on high-net worth individuals, companies and trusts/foundations and research into market sectors, as well as offering expertise in Australasian/Pacific/Asia fundraising opportunities.” Find out more from Saints Information. Overnight research service for charity sector 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
The festive season starts in earnest this week as December arrives and Advent calendars begin their countdown to the big day, so here are seven very different Christmas campaigns and fundraising events as a taster of what’s to come.1) PizzaExpress & Macmillan Snowball Dough Ball DayPizzaExpress is offering a free festive doughball dessert on 29th November to raise funds for Macmillan. Anyone who goes into their local PizzaExpress and says: “Free Snowball Dough Balls please” will receive a portion of Snowball Dough Balls, which combine PizzaExpress’s Dough Balls, with a sprinkle of cinnamon, icing sugar and vanilla cream dip. The restaurant is suggesting a £1 donation per portion, which will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. People are also being asked to share their Snowball Dough Balls with Macmillan Cancer Support on social media. PizzaExpress has been working with Macmillan since March this year, and with every Padana pizza bought, a discretionary 25p is donated to the charity. Tagged with: christmas corporate Fundraising ideas 168 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis73 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis73 [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3lRiwaAuPo[/youtube]5) Pret Opening Doors Christmas campaignPret’s Christmas campaign focuses on its apprenticeship scheme for homeless people with a film showing how it works. 10p from every soup sale, and 50p from every sale of a Christmas sandwich goes towards supporting this programme with Pret hoping to raise £1.7m this year. More than 350 people have taken part in the scheme over the past eight years with 75% graduating from the three-month course, which provides job training as well as counselling and other support, and around 150 are still working at Pret. Melanie May | 28 November 2016 | News 7 Christmas campaigns to whet the appetite 3) London Business School Community Toy DriveLondon Business School’s Community Action Group and its Student Volunteering Club will donate hundreds of presents to local Marylebone children aged between 0 and 12 years, in the run-up to the Christmas holiday. This is the eighth year the School has run the toy drive and so far more than 3,000 toys have been donated. Students, faculty and staff buy gifts for children who are living in areas of greatest social need or are currently being treated at St Mary’s Hospital paediatric intensive care unit. The gifts are handed out at local nurseries, a youth club, children’s parties on the Lisson Green Estate and in Church Street, and the children’s ward at St Mary’s Hospital. Advertisement 7) Age UK No one should have no one at ChristmasAge UK is using geo-targeted messaging in its Christmas campaign this year with ‘No one should have no one at Christmas’ running on roadside digital billboards until 4th December as part of a wider integrated campaign. The billboard ads show locally relevant messages, such as ‘There are 41,000 lonely older people in the West Midlands’ which is running in Birmingham. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the plight of lonely older people at this time of year and asks people to #EndLoneliness by donating to help the charity help more older people, or volunteering locally themselves. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9pd6F7Wojk[/youtube]6) Alzheimer’s Research UK Santa ForgotNarrated by Stephen Fry and with visuals by Aardman, Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Christmas campaign imagines a world where Santa is living with the effects of dementia and no longer visits children on Christmas Eve. It shows that dementia can affect anyone, even Santa, but that research holds the key to defeating it and asks people to donate £5 by text to fund research into the illness. 2) MS Society #MerryMomentsMS Society has launched its #Merrymoments campaign, which asks people to share stories, pictures and videos of their #Merrymoments on social media or via christmas.mssociety.org.uk, vote for their favourite using the ‘heart’ button and make a donation to the charity. The charity is working with digital agency SMACK, which has produced a dedicated microsite to showcase the stories and images shared on social media, and will complement MS Society’s print mailer which is themed around the tradition Christmas paperchain. An appeal film will also be launched to tie in with the campaign. 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. 4) Brain Tumour Research Cure campaignBrain Tumour Research’s Christmas campaign runs in train carriages across the London tube network, from 21st November for two weeks and features a letter penned by two girls to their father who they lost to a brain tumour. This is the second Christmas without their father Steve who used to work on London Underground and their letter is an emotional appeal for donations to fund research into brain tumours. It asks people to text CURE to 70660 to donate £5. 167 total views, 1 views today
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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 150 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday When we were young we let the waves tumble usand shipwreck our bodies on the sand, panting in the whitewash — From FaithWhen I first met Heidi Turner, I immediately knew she was brilliant. She’s smart, dynamic, well-read, and incredibly down-to-earth. We met while attending Azusa Pacific University’s MA Program in English, and since our time as students and colleagues, Heidi’s become a great friend, collaborator, and advisor. This past fall, Heidi and I each published debut books. Her book, The Sacred Art of Trespassing Barefoot, is a collection of interconnected short stories set on Maui in the early 2000s published by Heritage Future in Orange, CA. Each story follows a different character, and each character is connected by a certain degree of separation to another. It explores themes of God and church, faith and spirituality, the space one occupies when being othered by people and culture, and the weight of growing up in a drastically changing world. I was a reader and editor for a few of these stories, and I’ve seen them grow into what they are now as they rest together in Heidi’s stunning collection. Her control of language is dazzling; the way she turns a phrase is enough to stop her reader in their tracks so they might absorb the layers of what she’s just said, what truth she’s just revealed. She is clearly talented, but there’s something else—she sees people and understands their motivations, their hearts, and what drives them. She knows the deep ache of a broken heart, the secret doubt of those who seek God, and the reasoning behind choices: why people do and don’t act, why they do and don’t decide, why they do and don’t choose. In short, TSAOTB is a collection of stories that opens the mind and makes the reader feel seen. Last December, Heidi interviewed me about my debut book, Black Was Not A Label, and now, it’s her turn! I had the privilege of chatting with her about her collection, what it means to her, and what we can expect from her next.The Sacred Art of Trespassing Barefoot was the winner of Heritage Future’s Great Story Project, which meant a fast track to publication with the press and your debut book. Walk me through the process—your submission, the waiting, and ultimately hearing that you’d won. How did it feel? Where does it place you as a writer to have achieved something so huge so soon in your career?I try to think of submissions the way actors think of auditions: chances are, I won’t get it, but when I do get a publication, I can be confident that I was the right fit for the journal or press. I already really liked what Heritage Future does (a former professor/current mentor judged the contest one year, a friend interned there, and one of my favorite authors has published through them as well) so I felt like I needed to give it a shot.Around three months after submission, the editor-in-chief called me at around 5 AM my time—there’s a three hour time difference, so I missed the call—and when I called back he told me my book was a finalist and we talked a little about what winning might look like. In this case, I knew I was in the top three and knew there was still a good chance that I would end the contest as a finalist (a huge honor, and also a good reason to wait for the results). When I finally found out I won, I was floating on air for weeks. I also had the joy of surprising everyone and even made up a fake “emergency podcast production meeting” so that I could tell my hanai sister in person.Career-wise, I’m so grateful I got to publish with Heritage Future. Honestly, it’s been amazing working with the team, especially my editor, and the cover and design of The Sacred Art of Trespassing Barefoot is just gorgeous. It feels like I’ve leveled up as an author in some ways, and it definitely gives me a little more confidence in my work. I tend to think of my career as being made of switchback trails up the mountain; this was a big boost up in the fiction direction, and it’s made songwriting, poetry, and everything else feel a little more significant.Many of your stories feature explicit sex, drug use, assault, profanity, self-harm, and death— all heavy themes that many traditional Christian authors have stayed away from. What is your goal in telling such raw stories from a faith-based perspective? As a Christian yourself, how do you want the subject matter of your book to be taken by those who aren’t believers or those who have no experience with church? Do you think it’s off-putting or confusing for readers with preconceived notions about faith and spirituality to read TSAOTB?I’m always surprised that Christian fiction tends to steer clear of the things that the Bible dives head-first into. Like, it’s not a gentle book. In writing TSAOTB, I wanted to really examine my corner of the world. I think there’s a space in fiction between pure cynicism and inspirational fiction. TSAOTB is full of crises of faith in both directions, and I think it is a little lighter in tone as a collection than most of the stories that were published as one-offs were without the full context.I suspect my book is more off-putting for Christians. Non-believers have all met Christians like my characters. It’s much harder for the Church as a whole to really acknowledge its brokenness than it is for non-believers to see it. I also find fictional conversion stories with characters that already act Christian and are just nominally non-believers to be aggressively uninteresting.So, we know TSAOTB’s setting is because you were born and raised on Maui, where you are seen and regarded as a ‘haole.’ What is it like telling stories of the island where you’re from, but where you are not a native? How do you handle this inherent otherness in your writing?I’d have a much harder time writing about Hawaii as though I was a Native Hawaiian than I did writing as a haole because I’d be picking up someone else’s voice. Being haole in Hawaii is to live in a liminal space, at least if you’re doing it right. A lot of TSAOTB comes back to finding how to exist in a space that isn’t really “yours” (and shouldn’t be) and understanding that there are ways of being accepted, and ways of accepting yourself, that don’t depend on homogeny. Being the Other and having a sense of belonging aren’t mutually exclusive.TSAOTB is split into four sections [Sacrament, Carved Image, Trespass, Holy Ground] with poems and vignettes between the short stories. What made you order your collection in this way? While different characters grow up, the stories are not exactly linear. Was this a choice in the weaving of the story at large, or did the stories tell you where they needed to go?The main four stories first appeared in my Master’s thesis and were basically the cornerstones that told me what else I needed to write, so I always knew the first story would be first. The longer stories are all chronological (based on the end of the first story) and that was very intentional. The vignettes are a little out of order in the chronology but in general, I tried to introduce a character in the section where they would be at their youngest within the larger arc and had to have a relationship bubble chart and a timeline to keep everything straight. Once I had everything in order, I used the poems to help clarify the theme in each “era.” The last story in the book passes through every other section. Sometimes while editing or proofing, I’d have to laugh at the amount of structure I was trying to manage.In our interview, you asked if there was a moment in my book where my younger self fought to have a piece written or erased since both our works deal pretty heavily with “younger selves.” Did you experience this in your work? Your book is also fiction, which begs the question of how much of it is taken directly from your life. Did you actually smoke your way through the Bible as a teen?The book is a work of fiction, but the materials of fiction are always real life. By the time I was writing TSAOTB, there was very little that I’d witnessed that I didn’t want to write about. The best thing would have been for those things to have never happened at all; the second best thing would be to write about them (I really started to understand that when I studied the story of Amnon, Tamar, and Absalom in 1st Kings). That said, I tried to really treat the fictional space as sacred and put evidence in myself in the small things, like the prevalence of Dr. Pepper or my strong opinions about guitar-playing. The Bible-smoking actually came from a conversion story I’d heard about a pastor–he smoked Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and “John smoked him.” I did a lot of that: narrators or central characters who go through events that I’d heard about or witnessed from a distance.You present a complicated, almost cynical, view of the church throughout TSAOTB that deals a lot with the Bible and the rules, but not so much with God Himself. Can you unpack that a little?I’ve experienced a lot of artificial dichotomies in Christian culture: either you are 100 percent committed to the church (your specific church, not the Church in a cosmic, eternal sense) or you are 100 percen against it, and that your feeling toward the church is synonymous with your feelings toward God. I love the church (both locally and in the eternal sense) very deeply, and I struggle to reconcile that with how terrible the church can be. In TSAOTB, I very intentionally put moments of grace and moments of God interfering anonymously into every story, but I let the characters have their own relationship with him. Some of them can see how God’s working, and others can’t. I genuinely believe that it isn’t possible to write a story set in reality without God being a character because he is the Omnipresent. Once I came to that conclusion, it was also easier to let His stealth-mode way of working go through every story.I decided quite young that I was never going to put God on trial. At the same time, there is real evil out there, and it was important that actual messy humanity got to show its face in this book. The church can, and usually doesn’t, live up to God’s plan for it. Anyone seriously considering what Christianity is, has to reckon with the mismatch of Jesus the Groom and the Church His bride.You’re smack in the middle of your 20s with a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and your first book to boot. You’ve also released an album, have a long-running poetry series, AND two podcasts. What’s next for you (besides a nap, probably)?A nap is definitely on the horizon! Whenever I’m stuck on one project, I can usually work on something else and that will jog my creative wheels, so there’s always at least two things I’m playing with at any given time. There are a couple of bigger projects that I’ve completed, at least as far as I can on my own, that I’m hoping to bring onto a bigger stage. I’m also planning on pursuing an MFA in the fall so I’m wrapping up as many loose ends of projects that I can, but I did just start a new songwriting project as a fun experiment. I’m not pushing myself too hard right now, mostly reading and recharging my creative juices for whatever new idea becomes the focus in the next season.Get your copy of The Sacred Art of Trespassing Barefoot today from Amazon and Barnes and Noble or on Kindle.Follow Turner’s various creative endeavors at http://www.hidturner.com/ Subscribe Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Make a comment Community News Literary Arts It Matters: Heidi Turner’s ‘Barefoot’ is Sacred Interconnected short stories deal with church, faith, people and culture By KATHRYN ROSS Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 1:33 pm