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Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileBotswana Diamonds is a diamond exploration enterprise that has been operating in Botswana since the early 1980s. The United Kingdom-based enterprise is a spin-off of African Diamonds Plc and operates in Botswana, South Africa and Cameroon. The company has a successful track record in diamond discovery; having helped discover the Karowe Mine in Orapa which produces rare high-value stones. Botswana Diamonds also found a kimberlite mine in Botswana which is one of only 20 hard-rock diamond mines found outside Russia. The company operates in a joint venture with OJSC Alrosa (Russia) to explore 17 diamond-producing mines; and in a joint venture with Brightstone holds 13 prospecting licenses in the Orapa region which covers a total of 733 square kilometres. Botswana Diamonds Plc was founded in 2010 as a spin-off company of African Diamonds Plc, with its head office based in Dublin, Ireland.
The church’s COVID-19 news digest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 “This project resurrects and reinvents the steeple as a beacon for community interaction in our post-modern, pluralistic world,” Sparks said.Friday, May 22COVID-19 patient thanks Fort Worth priest whose blood donation may have saved his lifeA Fort Worth, Texas, priest who was the first documented case of COVID-19 in his county got to meet another COVID-19 patient whose life he may have saved by donating his blood.The Rev. Robert Pace, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, spent three days in the hospital and two weeks in quarantine at home in March. After he recovered from the virus, he donated his blood plasma, which contains antibodies that can fight COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration is approving (on a case-by-case basis) the use of blood plasma from people who have recovered from the virus as a treatment for patients currently suffering from it.Pace was one of the first COVID-19 plasma donors in Texas, KDFW-TV reported, and his plasma was used to treat Jose Martinez, a healthy 42-year-old who had become critically ill after contracting the virus. According to KDFW, Martinez had been in the hospital for 21 days — and on a ventilator for 11 — when doctors administered the plasma treatment, which dramatically improved his condition. Martinez was discharged from the hospital a week later.On May 20, Martinez and his family met and thanked Pace in the hospital chapel’s garden, presenting him with a statue of St. Michael the Archangel.“I’m just so honored and overjoyed to meet Jose and see him standing here and meet his family,” said Pace, adding that he is continuing to donate plasma and encouraging anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 to do the same.“You can save a life by just sitting down and giving your plasma,” Pace told KDFW.Wednesday, May 20Presiding Bishop congratulates Seminary of the Southwest graduates in online ceremonyGraduations have continued during the coronavirus pandemic, but not in the traditional way. The Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, held its graduation on May 20 through a livestream, which included video remarks from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.“You are beginning or continuing ministry following in the footsteps of Jesus of Nazareth in a world such as this, in such a time as this,” Curry said, speaking for about five minutes. “I want to congratulate you for having the courage to do it. I want to thank you for having the faith to do it.”Texas Bishop Andrew Doyle also appeared on the livestream to congratulate the new graduates, and Bishop Suffragan Kathryn Ryan was awarded an honorary degree by the Episcopal seminary. The Very Rev. Migelina Howell, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut, was the commencement speaker.“This seminary has trained you precisely to thrive in a rapidly changing world and to be adaptive and nimble, so today we celebrate,” Howell said.You can watch the full ceremony here. Tuesday, April 21Episcopal school in Hawaii makes protective equipment using 3-D printersWhile classes have been canceled at ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii, the largest Episcopal school in the United States, there’s still a flurry of activity in the school’s 3-D printer studio. At the request of Hawaii Pacific Health, the K-12 school has produced thousands of face shields for doctors, nurses and other essential workers. The masks are already being used by hospitals, fire departments and police departments in Hawaii.“We have this amazing design team and laser cutters. We have 3-D printers,” said Taylor Wong, a technology teacher at the school. “When we have the resources and are able to do stuff like this, it’s our responsibility.” Thursday, March 19In Wisconsin, phone calls to parishioners and a freezer stocked with foodWith worship services canceled at Trinity Episcopal Church in Oshkosh, the Rev. Chris Arnold, the rector, is overseeing a team of parishioners who have organized a frozen meal ministry for church members who are able or willing to leave their home. Starting March 18, the congregation is launching a weekly phone call ministry to check on every family in the church directory.“We’re trying to find ways of not relying on email, because some of our members don’t have a computer,” Arnold said. In a city of about 66,000, Trinity is the only Episcopal congregation, and its typical Sunday attendance of a little more than 50 is much older than the general population, he said.Arnold credits the work of a group of about a half dozen women in the congregation who previously had wanted to bring back a ministry of preparing meals for grieving families after funerals. Instead, they now are filling the church’s freezer with soups and stews – Arnold contributed his lentil soup – so the ready-made meals can be distributed to households identified as needed them during the rounds of phone calls.Arnold also is considering ways of offering parishioners devotional experiences in the church, such as by inviting them to the church on a weekday afternoon to pray individually, since they won’t be able to gather there as a group.“My hope that we will actually wind up learning how to take care of each other as a community better,” he said. “We may be turned upside down for a while but it’s not going to shake the eternal promises of the Gospel.”– David PaulsenNew Jersey bishop holds virtual town-hall meetings with lay leadersBishop Chip Stokes of New Jersey is keeping lay leaders in his diocese in the loop with a weekly Zoom meeting.“As we all continue to deal with our responses to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Stokes is holding weekly town-hall meetings with lay leaders,” the Diocese of New Jersey writes. “It’s a chance to ask questions, share information, or even just to vent and to pray in community with other lay leaders.”The meetings will take place on Zoom every Thursday at 7 p.m. until further notice, starting March 19, and lay leaders can join here.– Egan MillardTwo ukuleles, three Durfees and the Way of LoveAs the coronavirus dominates headlines and social media feeds, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Napa, California, shared this video of their ukulele-playing parishioner Stephen Durfee and his sons, with an upbeat message: The Way of Love. Friday, March 27Texas priest recovering from COVID-19 returns to lead worship The Rev. Robert PaceThe Rev. Robert Pace, one of the first Episcopal rectors to test positive for COVID-19, has recovered enough to lead his church’s livestream worship services again. The 53-year-old rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas, was briefly hospitalized but has been released from quarantine after two negative tests confirmed he no longer has the virus, according to the Diocese of Fort Worth.“I am feeling much better,” Pace said in a diocesan announcement. “I still have to rest more than my ‘normal,’ but I am so much better. My voice is finally returning, and I am planning to lead Morning Prayer and preach from Trinity this Sunday.”Pace will lead Morning Prayer, which is available by Zoom and Facebook Live, at 9:30 a.m. on March 29. It will be the first worship service he has led since Ash Wednesday (Feb. 26).COVID-19 Anglican Alliance resource hubA new resource hub has been published by the Anglican Alliance to highlight the key areas of church responses to COVID-19 and provide links to useful guidelines. The hub has been developed by the alliance after its global team connected with churches in each region to learn about their experience and gather examples of effective responses.The alliance held a series of regional and global consultations to learn from responses across the provinces and is also engaging with the World Health Organization and with other Christian and secular agencies to learn from their expertise.More details can be found here.Thursday, March 26Massachusetts church helps knitters make masks for hospitalsDoctors and nurses treating COVID-19 patients face the additional challenge of a shortage of masks and other protective gear. Knitters around the United States, like Cathy Racine of Charlton, Massachusetts, are responding by making homemade masks, which — though not ideal — may provide some temporary protection until proper masks arrive.Racine and other volunteers put together kits to make hundreds of masks for nearby hospitals and distributed them at Christ Episcopal Church in Rochdale, Massachusetts, to a larger network of volunteers, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported.“With people staying separate, nobody knows how to love, and this was a true act of love,” said the Rev. Aileen DiBenedetto, the church’s rector.Diocese of Central New York will hold renewal of vows for all clergy and laityAs COVID-19 limits many church ministries but presents opportunities for new ones, Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe invites all the clergy and lay people of the Diocese of Central New York to renew their baptismal and ordination vows together via Zoom. The virtual ceremony will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on March 31 and can be accessed as a videoconference or an audio call from any phone.Episcopal Church seeks singers and musicians to perform Easter hymn as a ‘virtual choir’The Episcopal Church is asking musically inclined people from across the church to help create a virtual choir: a group of people (sometimes dozens, hundreds or even thousands) performing the same piece of music, recording their parts remotely from wherever they are. A team of video and audio engineers will then edit the submissions and synchronize them. The result will be released on Easter Sunday, and a classic Easter hymn has been chosen: “The Strife is O’er.”“If you’re a choir member without a choir, a musician without an orchestra, or just someone who loves to sing and be part of the group, you’re who we need!” the church wrote.Singers and musicians can download the sheet music and an audio file of their parts, find instructions on how to record them, and then upload them here by the end of the day on March 27.– Egan MillardWednesday, March 25Presiding bishop joins worldwide prayer offering via Facebook LivePresiding Bishop Michael Curry joined Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in calling for all Christians to pray for healing amid the COVID-19 pandemic at noon on March 25. Curry offered the prayer “In Time of Great Sickness and Mortality” from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, followed by the Lord’s Prayer. Thursday, April 16Episcopal-rooted women’s society makes masks for farmworkersThe Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, an ecumenical group of more than 800 Christian women, is calling on its members to make face masks to donate and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among farmworkers.The society, founded by Episcopal women in 1884, sent a message to its membership this week on behalf of two chapters that are rallying support for about 25,000 residents and farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida, an inland community southeast of Fort Myers.“They are in severe danger of contacting the coronavirus. They have no protection or medical facilities,” the message said, according to Ann Smith, a society member and former head of The Episcopal Church’s women’s ministry office.The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended Americans cover their noses and mouths with face coverings in situations where social distancing is difficult, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The threat of transmission is of particular concern among farming communities, where impoverished workers often live close together in group quarters and with little defense against the virus, according to an op-ed by Greg Asbed, a founder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.“The two most promising measures for protecting ourselves from the virus and preventing its spread — social distancing and self-isolation — are effectively impossible in farmworker communities,” Asbed said April 3 in The New York Times.Young Episcopalians ‘take over’ diocese’s Facebook page to lead worshipThe Diocese of Pennsylvania is offering daily worship services on its Facebook page — which at first wouldn’t seem unusual in this time when churches have shifted online because in-person worship is suspended.The difference this week is that Pennsylvania has allowed young people of the diocese to “take over” the page and lead Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline.That means followers of the diocese Facebook page were able to pray Morning Prayer with Kellina, from Grace Episcopal Church and the Incarnation in Philadelphia, Noonday Prayer with Kojo, from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Yeadon, and Compline with Diahna, from St. Andrew and St. Monica Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.Kojo even played a song during his video, “My God Is Awesome.” Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Brooklyn church’s art installation honors front-line workersIn the distant and not-so-distant past, church steeples have been used to mark momentous occasions and send messages by ringing their bells. A New York City church is carrying on that tradition in a different way, using LED lights instead of bells. The steeple of the Brooklyn church that houses Iglesia de la Santa Cruz and Bushwick Abbey (both congregations of the Diocese of Long Island) has been transformed into an art installation by Jonathan Sparks called “Lights Over Bushwick.”The mid-century modern steeple has an unusual checkerboard pattern of metal squares and open squares, in which Sparks installed LED panels that can glow in different colors and alternating patterns, controlled by a smartphone app. They have been set to glow blue and cycle through an animation sequence every day at 7 p.m. as part of the #lightitblue campaign, a tribute to essential workers. Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 2:44 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tuesday, April 14Watch The Episcopal Church’s virtual choir perform an Easter hymnBack in March, The Episcopal Church asked singers and musicians from across the church to help create a virtual choir: a group of people (sometimes dozens, hundreds or even thousands) performing the same piece of music, recording their parts remotely from wherever they are. Vocal and instrumental parts for the chosen hymn — the Easter classic “The Strife is O’er” — were posted online, participants filmed themselves performing and a group of editors and engineers put it all together in one seamless arrangement.The final product, comprised of nearly 800 submissions from over 600 people around the world, premiered on Easter Sunday: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA After coronavirus recovery, rector greets congregation by video on EasterEaster Sunday marked five weeks since the Rev. Timothy Cole, rector of Christ Church Georgetown in Washington, D.C., informed his congregation on March 8 that he had tested positive for COVID-19. It was the first confirmed coronavirus case in the nation’s capital.With the city now approaching 2,000 cases, including 50 deaths, Cole spoke for about five minutes April 12 at the beginning of the congregation’s online Easter service, thanking parishioners for their prayers and support.The Rev. Timothy Cole, rector of Christ Church Georgetown. Photo: Christ Church, via YouTubeCole said that while he was being treated at a hospital, he “spent three weeks in a white room with one window showing nothing that is alive outside it.”“It’s been a long road for me,” he said, standing outside in front of the church. “I think I was as a bit sicker that I thought I was, but I am therefore that much more grateful for being home here with my family and here with you this morning, albeit in this virtual sense.”Christ Church Georgetown, just east of the Georgetown University campus, is one of the largest congregations in The Episcopal Church, with an average Sunday attendance of just under 450. Late March 8, the hundreds of parishioners who had visited or attended services at the church on Feb. 24 or between Feb. 28 and March 3 were urged by city health officials to quarantine themselves for 14 days due to possible exposure there to the coronavirus. The church’s organist, Tom Smith, also became sick with the disease.Cole was one of at least eight people to have tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the mid-February conference of the CEEP Network in Louisville, Kentucky.In his introduction to Christ Church’s Easter service, Cole said this is a time of “great fear” as COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, threatens people’s lives and livelihoods. It is easier to face that fear knowing that God will see us through, he said, and it is hard to be afraid when supported by loving friends and family. He also praised his congregation for finding ways, often online, to continue the work of the church while maintaining social distancing precautions.“We are going to come out of this a stronger community than we went into it. And we were a strong community to already,” he said. “My prayer for all our churches and all our communities across this country and for the country itself is that that will be true for those communities and this country, too, that we will come out of this stronger than we went in.”— David Paulsen Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Thursday, April 9Southern Virginia churches toll bells in gratitudeThe Diocese of Southern Virginia is inviting its congregations to ring their bells as a sign of gratitude to the health care workers and first responders who are working tirelessly to treat COVID-19 patients. Churches are encouraged to ring their bells for three minutes at noon every Thursday until the crisis subsides, if they can do so while still observing the state’s restrictions.“Our churches have rung bells in time of sorrow and in times of joy − now we can ring them to let health care workers and first responders know that we are praying for them and appreciate their efforts to care for our communities,” the diocese wrote.Prayers and expressions of thanks can also be shared on social media using the hashtag #SoVaGrateful so that “first responders will be uplifted by our posts and find comfort in knowing that their service and commitment is valued.”Bishops United warns of gun violence risks during pandemicBishops United Against Gun Violence, a network of more than 100 Episcopal bishops, shared an opinion article with Religion News Service this week that argues the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the need to respond to the United States’ ongoing struggle with gun violence and gun safety.“In the midst of one plague, we are sowing the seeds of another,” the bishops say, pointing to a sudden increase in gun sales in the past month, possibly driven by fear of a breakdown in social order.“As bishops of The Episcopal Church, we are concerned that the proliferation of weapons in our society will result not in greater safety, but in greater violence,” they say. Suicide is of particular concern, at a time when Americans are advised to spend most of their time isolated in their homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus.“Just as you take care to protect yourself against infection in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, so we urge you to protect yourself and your loved ones from circumstances in which gun violence is likely to occur.”You can read the full article here.– David PaulsenDiocese of Atlanta campus missioner traveling to New York to help hospitals as nurseThe Diocese of Atlanta on April 8 shared a first-person story of a campus missioner who is trained as a registered nurse and chose to travel to New York to assist with the coronavirus response in the epicenter of the virus’s spread in the United States.Rebecca Land Segrest is a missioner assigned to the Northwest Georgia Canterbury Club, which includes Berry College, Shorter College and Georgia Highlands. She is preparing to leave April 12 to spend eight weeks helping at overcrowded hospitals in New York.“I don’t really know what to expect when I get there, but I am sure I will quickly find out,” Segrest says in a post on the diocese’s website. “I have been in numerous situations where you don’t know what you’re getting into when you respond, but you go, because someone needs your help, praying that your training is enough.”New York State has recorded about 150,000 cases of the coronavirus as of April 9, including more than 80,000 in New York City, according to data compiled by The New York Times. More than 6,000 people have died in the state.Missouri priest provides medical expertise from her background as doctorAdd the Rev. Maria Evans to the short list of Episcopal clergy who are sharing their medical expertise with dioceses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Evans, serving as interim rector of Christ Church in Rolla, Missouri, also is a pathologist and laboratory medical director who has more than 30 years of experience advising hospitals on infection control.Evans has begun answering questions on the Diocese of Missouri’s website in a feature called “Ask the Rev. Doctor Maria.” In an April 7 post, she responds to questions about COVID-19 immunity and availability of testing.You can read her answers here.The Diocese of Maine also has a priest who also serves as a doctor. The Rev. Suzanne Roberts, an associate at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland, discussed the virus March 21 in a video the diocese posted to YouTube.– David PaulsenMonday, April 6Virtual choir sings ‘Ride on, King Jesus’ during Switzerland church’s Palm Sunday serviceAs more and more churches move their Sunday services online, virtual choirs are popping up as well. During its April 5 Palm Sunday livestream service, Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s virtual choir performed “Ride on, King Jesus.” Fast forward to 17:30 to watch and listen.Emmanuel is an Episcopal church in Geneva, Switzerland, and part of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.Friday, April 3Presiding Bishop shares message of hope on NBC’s ‘Today’Presiding Bishop Michael Curry made another network news appearance on April 3, this time on NBC’s “Today” show. Curry and Rabbi Shai Held, president of the Hadar Institute, joined hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie to talk about how to keep hope alive in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.“We can navigate through difficult and tough times by holding onto God’s hand and holding onto each other’s hands − at a respectful social distance,” Curry said. Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Presiding Bishop’s Easter reflection featured in Washington PostPresiding Bishop Michael Curry was one of nine religious leaders — including the Rev. Timothy Cole (see above) whose thoughts on celebrating Easter amid the COVID-19 pandemic were featured in The Washington Post’s opinion section on April 10.Curry noted that while this year, Easter may not look and feel like Easter — the celebratory feast we’ve come to know and love — neither did the first Easter, which was marked by confusion and disappointment.“You can’t change the fact of death,” Curry wrote. “But you can love through it.”Florida priest appears in city PSAThe Rev. Adrienne Hymes, missioner for church extension for the Diocese of Southwest Florida, lent her voice to a PSA from the city of Tampa featuring religious leaders encouraging citizens to worship from home. The city’s #HappyAtHomeTPA campaign aims to keep people connected during the implementation of physical distancing.“Our faith is bigger than this virus,” Hymes said, with an altar and Episcopal flag in the background. “We are all in this together.” Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, 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 Thursday, April 2Massachusetts priests entertain parishioners with dance challengeMaybe you’ve seen some of the dance challenges that are spreading on social media as people find ways to entertain themselves under lockdown. But have you seen a priest do it in a cassock?That’s what the Rev. Tim Schenck, rector of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, Massachusetts, did. The Rev. Jack Clark, the associate rector at St. John’s, filmed herself dancing along to Meghan Trainor’s “Me Too” and challenged the parish’s families to do the same. If 10 families did it, Schenck would follow suit.In just a few days, they did. The result even made the local news. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [Episcopal News Service] In addition to its continuing news coverage of major developments in The Episcopal Church’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to contain the virus, Episcopal News Service is compiling various updates from congregations and ministries across the church. If you have a news item, email it to [email protected] Updates will be added to the top of this page. Full ENS coverage of the church’s response to the new coronavirus can be found here.Tuesday, May 26New York Times highlights Episcopal hospital’s COVID-19 responseSt. John’s Episcopal Hospital in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens in New York City is the subject of a New York Times documentary feature titled “‘Lord Have Mercy’: Inside One of New York’s Deadliest ZIP Codes.” St. John’s is one of the last remaining hospitals in the United States that is overseen by an Episcopal diocese (the Diocese of Long Island), and has been at the epicenter of New York’s COVID-19 outbreak, with the first recorded case of the virus in Queens. Within a month, it had successfully treated and discharged over 120 COVID-19 patients, although many others didn’t make it. Wednesday, April 29Applying the Way of Love to a pandemic-ravaged worldThe Episcopal Church has released companion materials along with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s April 29 Word to the Church, highlighting how the Way of Love can provide guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.The new materials include a look at the Way of Love through the lens of COVID-19 and a selection of prayers for the various circumstances Episcopalians may find themselves in during this time.“In moments like this, we need God more than ever,” said the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care. “And in the Way of Love, we have a clear pathway for growing our relationship with God and each other.”Thursday, April 23Michigan church hosts webinar with lieutenant governor, state representative and bishopWhat will our communities look like in the aftermath of the pandemic and how can churches prepare for that? Those were some of the questions addressed in a webinar hosted by Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on April 22. In addition to the Rev. William Danaher Jr., the church’s rector, the discussion group included Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, State Rep. Mari Manoogian, Bishop Bonnie Perry of the Diocese of Michigan, and the Rev. Charles Christian Adams, pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit.The discussion also touched on on how churches and governments can respond to the racial disparities that have emerged in the pandemic; data collected so far indicates that African Americans are being disproportionately affected by the virus.“I am extraordinarily grateful to Rep. Manoogian and Lt. Gov. Gilchrist for participating in this important webinar,” Danaher said in a press release. “I am also grateful that Rev. Adams and Bishop Perry can join us so we can explore the ways that religious and governmental leaders can work together to respond to the COVID-19 virus not only here in Metro Detroit, but throughout our nation.” Friday, April 17Priest’s viral rap video reminds Rhode Islanders to practice physical distancingHow do you keep your congregation connected, entertained and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic? The Rev. Meaghan Brower has an unconventional answer: quarantine-themed song parodies.Brower, the executive director of the Episcopal Conference Center and priest at the adjoining Church of the Beloved in Pascoag, Rhode Island, has been trying to connect with her congregants every day. But, she told the Providence Journal, “there are only so many spiritually profound things you can say day after day.” So she’s been making parodies that are “kind of focused around following CDC guidelines” on physical distancing.Her fourth in the series, a parody of Young MC’s “Bust a Move,” has taken off on social media. Brower made the 1989 rap hit into a tribute to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, whom Brower considers “the ultimate Rhode Island mom when it comes to telling people what we need to do to stay safe,” and a reminder to follow her directions. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 1The Rev. Janet Broderick shares her near-death COVID-19 experienceThe Rev. Janet Broderick, the rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, California, shared her near-death COVID-19 experience with New York Magazine on March 31.“I was close to death. I kind of had gone off the cliff — my lungs had to make a decision. I had pneumonia and water in my lungs. I remember thinking, Calm down and go to sleep. I spoke to Jesus, I planned my funeral. I FaceTimed with my children. They say how I looked and sounded like Darth Vader. I was gasping for air,” she said of her first night in ICU.Broderick was one of at least six people who attended the mid-February CEEP Network conference in Kentucky to contract the new coronavirus. She formerly served as rector of historic Grace Church Van Vorst in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is the sister of actor Matthew Broderick.Monday, March 30Washington Post profiles rector who had D.C.’s first COVID-19 caseThe Rev. Timothy ColeThe Rev. Timothy Cole, the rector of a Washington, D.C., church who had the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the city, is the subject of an in-depth Washington Post article that tells the story of his infection, hospitalization and recovery.Cole, 59, is the rector of Christ Church Georgetown, one of the largest parishes in The Episcopal Church. The parish’s organist, Thomas Smith, and four parishioners also tested positive.“However hard the cost may be, we know there will come a point where we can see the end, and we know there will come a point we will be at the end and be able to start again,” Cole told the Post.Sunday Sermon in a Pandemic: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Jim Wallis in conversationIn this first episode of the Sunday Sermon in a Pandemic series, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Jim Wallis discuss making connections to faith and worship, spirituality and justice, in the digital and social media age. Click here to listen.Presiding Bishop talks about keeping the faith on ABC NewsPresiding Bishop Michael Curry appeared on ABC News on March 27 to talk about how people of faith can maintain spiritual health in times of crisis. Curry’s conversation with host Amy Robach touched on the ways churches are moving communal worship online and ways that people can still help their communities while keeping their distance. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Friday, May 1Virginia church hosts pandemic-themed online art and poetry exhibitionSt. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia, invited recruited dozens of artists and poets to create new works on the theme of pandemic for an online exhibition on the church’s website. Participants were given selections from a list of 17 words, such as “beauty,” “lockdown,” “renewal,” “spirit” and “touch,” and asked to create artworks or poems using the words as inspiration.“This online exhibition is intended to get us thinking about and discussing the stories we tell through our visual art and poetry, not only the paradoxes and ambiguities of our lives at this moment but also what ways and how we might reshape our futures,” the church said in an online introduction to the exhibition.You can access the works collected in the exhibition here.Thursday, April 30Got the pandemic blues? Bishop’s humorous videos are must-see reliefLet us state for the record that the COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global health crisis, the likes of which few of us have ever seen. With more than 3 million cases confirmed worldwide, at least 200,000 have died.At the same time, some laughter now and then might make it a bit easier for all of us to live through this crisis and the disruptions to normal life it has caused. For that, Western North Carolina Bishop José McLoughlin is up to the task.Introducing “Quarantine with Bishop José.”Episode three of the video series landed on the diocese’s YouTube page on April 26, and it has been viewed more than 3,000 times in its first week. McLoughlin stars alone in the video — because social distancing. Throughout the three-minute video, he shows off his sense of humor in scenes that range from unsurprisingly affirmative conversations with the bobbleheads on his desk to a show-stopping Billy Idol dance number. (You just have to see it to believe it.) Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tuesday, March 24Maine doctor who also serves as priest answers coronavirus questionsThe Diocese of Maine is drawing on the expertise of a priest as it informs Episcopalians about COVID-19. But the Rev. Suzanne Roberts, an associate at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland, isn’t just any priest. She’s also a primary care physician.“I’m speaking to you from both of my roles,” Roberts said in a video the diocese posted to YouTube on March 21 to answer questions about the coronavirus pandemic. In the video, she wears her white clergy collar, and “you’ll have to imagine the white coat, because I tend to not wear them at the same time,” she says. Rector Shreveport, LA Monday, March 23‘Habits of Grace’: An invitation for you, from Presiding Bishop Curry Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME As Episcopalians adjust their everyday lives to slow the spread of the new coronavirus by practicing social distancing, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has invited them to join him on Mondays through May in taking a moment to cultivate a “habit of grace.”Friday, March 20‘Drive-in’ church in McAllen, TexasSt. John’s Episcopal Church in McAllen, Texas, is planning a “drive-in church” service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays starting on March 22.The idea is similar to a drive-in movie, with congregants parking their cars in the church’s lot and tuning their radios to the frequency – 97.3 FM – on which the Morning Prayer service will be broadcast. This “new way of worshiping together” is set for at least the next three Sundays.“We invite you to sing, pray and participate together with us from the comfort and safety of your own automobiles,” the congregation said in a Facebook announcement.Other churches are considering or moving forward with similar worship arrangements, including the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which offered drive-through Communion on March 15.– David PaulsenCross-denomination food ministry carries on in Albertville, AlabamaChrist Episcopal Church in Albertville, Alabama, participated in a cross-denominational food ministry on March 18, meeting at First Baptist Church to load cars with bagged food and then distribute the food to families around town.“What a blessing it was to be able to help our fellow Albertians during this time of need and risk,” the Rev. Omar Reyes told Episcopal News Service in an email.– David PaulsenTexas rector recovers from virusThe Rev. Robert Pace, one of the first Episcopal rectors to test positive for COVID-19, has been released from quarantine after two negative tests confirmed he has cleared the virus, though he is still recovering from the pneumonia it caused.The Rev. Robert Pace.Pace, the 53-year-old rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas, was hospitalized with the first documented case of the virus in his county on March 9. He was released from the hospital on March 17 and is at home with his wife, who has not tested positive but is still in quarantine, the Diocese of Fort Worth said. Pace was one of at least six people who attended the CEEP conference in February who have tested positive for COVID-19.“I am significantly improved in my health, but I am still weak,” Pace said in the diocesan statement. “One of the difficult things about this coronavirus is the pneumonia and the shortness of breath. Although I am much better, it’s still a process. … We are called to be the church in new ways. We love as God loves in this particular day and age by keeping this virus from spreading. We minimize our physical contact with others. But that doesn’t mean we limit the ways we reach out to each other.”– Egan MillardWedding bells ring in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaChurches everywhere are taking precautions in how they handle weddings and funerals, including in many cases postponing them if possible unless they can be limited to small groups.Allia Dhody and her fiancé, Michael Mountjoy, decided they couldn’t wait to marry, so on March 18 they spent the afternoon with the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, rector of the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a pandemic-style wedding in the garden in front of the church.“Married these two on the sunny terrace during a pandemic,” Kerbel said in a Facebook post. “Their nephew below had a plague stick to keep us all six feet apart (except for the bride and groom) and a plague mask. His mother works at the Mudder Museum, so…..”The only others in attendance: Dhody’s mother, sister and brother-in-law, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report. Mountjoy’s parents “attended” via Facetime. There was no reception.“We did it because we have a marriage license that is going to expire and the courts are closed and we didn’t know what to do,” Dhody told the Inquirer. “So much has changed so quickly from when we got the license.”– David PaulsenCARAVAN launches an open call for artwork on mending the brokenness of our global familyRecognizing the interconnectedness of today’s world, the many ailments besieging humanity — injustice, exploitation, conflict, abuse — and in response to spread and impact of the coronavirus worldwide, CARAVAN is making an open call to artists around the world to submit two- and three-dimensional works for an online expedition.The deadline for submissions is May 16. Click here for more information. Can’t touch this – it’s Holy Eucharist at St. James’And a final update for Friday: File this under, “Clergy With a Sense of Humor.”St. James’ Episcopal Church in Jackson, Mississippi, is practicing social distancing quite literally in this spoof video. It hits us so hard, makes us say, “Oh, my lord!” Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Friday, May 15Georgia priest donates plasma to help others after recovering from COVID-19Contracting the coronavirus has allowed the Rev. Erwin Veale to help other COVID-19 patients like him. After recovering from his infection, Veale, a hospital chaplain in Augusta, Georgia, volunteered to donate plasma to be used in treatments.“If there’s something I can do that might help, I wanted to do that,” Veale told the Augusta Chronicle, which caught up to him May 13 while he was donating plasma at Shepheard Community Blood Center.In addition to his chaplain work at University Hospital, Veale also serves as a priest associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, according to the Diocese of Georgia.Wednesday, May 13Grace Cathedral will host memorial evensong for recently deceasedGrace Cathedral. Photo: Wikipedia CommonsGrace Cathedral in San Francisco, California, will hold a livestream memorial evensong service on May 17 for all those who have died since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The service will take place on Facebook Live at 4 p.m. Pacific time.“While the pandemic limits our ability to hold funerals, this service will a hold a space for grief and loss, as well as Christian hope of new life,” the cathedral wrote.Tuesday, May 12Priest envisions Gospel of John if Jesus’ words were ‘live and over the internet’ Getting sick of using Zoom for most of your face-to-face human interaction? Jesus agrees with you. At least that’s the opinion of the Jesus in the Gospel of John as updated for the coronavirus pandemic by the Rev. Julie Hoplamazian, associate rector at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan, New York.“I was banging my head against the wall trying to come up with a positive, inspiring message for the congregation,” Hoplamazian told ENS. When the lectionary offered her “dwelling places,” she began to think “Zoom rooms.” What resulted was a short video that served not only an effective piece of clerical procrastination but also a humorous etiquette lesson for gathering online.“I wrote it all in one sitting. Maybe quarantine is getting to me,” she said. Wednesday, April 15New Hampshire bishop offers serious message with ‘foolish’ unicycle rideThe COVID-19 pandemic has made many ordinary activities impossible, but if you wanted to see a bishop ride a unicycle, this was your day.The disease was no barrier. In fact it was the reason New Hampshire Bishop Rob Hirschfeld hopped on one wheel wearing his mitre, along with a cloth face mask and plastic gloves, and pedaled the streets of Concord and the walkways outside the State House for four minutes. His serious message: It’s OK to look “foolish” when taking proper health precautions in public.“Wear the mask,” Hirschfeld said in a video posted to Facebook. “You don’t have to wear that hat.”The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended Americans cover their noses and mouths with face coverings when going outside for essential errands, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (The CDC did not issue any recommendation about bishops’ hats.)“We’re hearing some people being very self-conscious about wearing masks, and they shouldn’t be,” Hirschfeld said. He also promoted his unicycle ride as a fundraiser, with followers encouraged to donate to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Community Crisis Action Fund, which is responding to the pandemic.Hirschfeld also invoked a biblical reference to “foolishness,” in 1 Corinthians 1:18, when he announced the ride: “For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Monday, May 11Convocation hosts webinar with former English health officialThe Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe will hold an informational event on COVID-19 with a European focus called “COVID, Community and a Changed Church: A Conversation with the Rev. Professor Gina Radford.”Radford is the former deputy chief medical officer for England. She led the U.K.’s efforts to deal with Ebola and helped establish the U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. She stepped down from this position in 2019, having been ordained a priest in 2016. She now serves two small parishes in the Diocese of Exeter.The convocation will host a Zoom-based forum with her on May 13 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. It will go for an hour. Bishop Mark Edington will ask her about— her path in bivocational ministry— her views on how churches should approach reopening, and what best practices would look like— her sense of what this moment will mean for the future of God’s call to the church in missionWednesday, May 6Episcopalians are invited to attend a national interfaith online prayer serviceThe interfaith alliance Religions For Peace USA, of which The Episcopal Church is a member, is holding a National Interfaith Prayer Service for Healing and Hope via Zoom and Facebook Live on May 7, and all are invited to participate.The service will include prayers for all those affected by COVID-19 and readings of sacred texts, including one from Rushad Thomas of The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations. It will start at 2 p.m. Eastern time.Monday, May 4National Cathedral organist celebrates Star Wars Day with special performanceOver the past decade, May 4 has become an unofficial holiday celebrating all things “Star Wars” (as in “May the Fourth be with you”). Washington National Cathedral already has a connection to the “Star Wars” series in the form of a Darth Vader gargoyle, but this year, one of its organists celebrated Star Wars Day with a performance of a theme from the original 1977 movie.George Fergus, assistant organist and associate director of music, played John Williams’ “Throne Room” theme (arranged by Jason Sherlock) on the cathedral’s 10,000-pipe organ as part of its online music program.“Even to this day, when I watch a ‘Star Wars’ movie, I’m bowled over by the music of John Williams that accompanies these epic, vast space sequences,” Fergus said.
Regular giving specialist Rapidata Services plc has announced the UK release of the Mobile Fundraising App for iPhone and Android mobile phones, offering supporters the chance to manage, track and promote their sponsored events. For charities, it offers a tool to capitalise on emergency appeals and event-based fundraising, with the benefit of being customisable and reflecting each charity’s branding.The app was first seen in the UK in a pilot project for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day that saw over 3,700 participants download the free iPhone app.It was developed by Rapidata’s Canadian-based partner, digital fundraising company Artez Interactive, which works with Comic Relief in the UK. Rapidata and Artez have configured the app for the UK’s charity sector, including the essential functionality to make donations via Gift Aid.Charities & nonprofits now have access to iPhone, iPad & iTouch tools to leverage the power of mobile technology. The Artez iPhone app for fundraising events or campaigns is an innovative way to give participants plenty of options for fundraising on the go.Rapidata say that the tool is simple for charities to implement and “is available at a fraction of the cost and time it takes to create a custom built product”.The app allows supporters to make secure person-to-person donations via credit card and PayPal using the mobile web, and is integrated with Facebook, Twitter, email and the phone’s address book, enabling supporters to ask for support from their family and friends and other contacts.Scott Gray, MD of Rapidata, said: “The Mobile Fundraising App offers the reassurance of a charity’s own branding coupled with the immediacy of mobile and a reach to over 11 million smart phone users in the UK.”Rapidata has already optimised its fundraising web page products to enable mobile web access and the incorporation of tracking, reporting and analysis of mobile users.http://rapidataservices.com/what-we-do/mobile-fundraising 107 total views, 1 views today Howard Lake | 2 June 2011 | News 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. Tagged with: android app Digital iPhone mobile Mobile fundraising app now available in UK 108 total views, 2 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
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago February 5, 2019 3,135 Views Tagged with: Affordability Buying vs. Renting Danielle Hale Median Income Monthly Mortgage Payments Realtor.com “Renting More Affordable in Most U.S. Counties,” Says Economist Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Texas Officials: Get Moving on Harvey Relief Money Next: Adapt, Evolve, and Remember the Basics in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / “Renting More Affordable in Most U.S. Counties,” Says Economist Affordability Buying vs. Renting Danielle Hale Median Income Monthly Mortgage Payments Realtor.com 2019-02-05 Donna Joseph The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Rising home prices and mortgage rates are further eroding affordability, according to the Realtor.com’s Q4 2018 Rent vs. Buy report released on Tuesday. This has led to buying more affordable than renting in only 17 percent of counties across the U.S., dropping from 25 percent a year ago. The report illustrates the nationwide issue of affordability, wherein 51 of the larger U.S. counties analyzed shifting from being more affordable to buy to more affordable to rent in the last quarter of 2018. South and Midwest are the only markets where buyers still have an advantage over renting. The median monthly home payment in Q4 2018 was $1,578, an increase of 13 percent over the previous year—accounting for 31 percent of the nation’s median income. On the other hand, the median monthly rent payment increased 4 percent to $1,267 from $1,216, which accounts for 25 percent of the median income., the report found. It also indicated that the monthly mortgage payments now account for 31 percent of income. According to the report, though the ratio of mortgage payment to income has been on the rise, purchasing a home is still an affordable option in 60 percent of the 593 counties with populations more than 100,000 analyzed, down from 62 percent a year ago.“Pockets of affordability persist, but they are getting harder to find. Many parts of U.S. have seen relative home buying affordability erode as a result of rising home prices and interest rates, and slower rising rents,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at Realtor.com. “Still, while the short-term math may be challenging, in the long term, rising rents tend to eventually outpace the cost of principal and interest on a fixed rate loan, which can make a home purchase the better long-term decision.”In rank order, the top 10 areas with the greatest benefit to buyers in fourth quarter of 2018 include: Clayton County, Georgia; Delaware County, Indianapolis; Baltimore City, Maryland; Richmond County, Georgia; and Madison County, Indianapolis—were among the top five counties—where buying a home is relatively affordable. The report stated the median listing prices in these counties were, on average, 60 percent lower than the national median listing price of $289,000. Median rents were 19 percent cheaper on average than the national median. Delaware County, Baltimore City, Vigo County, and Wayne County all recorded increase in listing prices outpacing the national rate of 7 percent at 11 percent, 13 percent, 28 percent and percent 26, respectively. New York County, New York; Kings County, New York; Monterey County, California; and Santa Cruz County, California were among areas that favored renting in the fourth quarter of 2018. Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe
ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major holiday week storm is moving across the country and wreaking havoc along the way.On Tuesday afternoon and evening, damaging winds up to 95 mph with blowing snow shut down I-70 just west of Denver.In Utah, strong winds and blowing snow caused near whiteout conditions at times, as well as delays on roads.On Wednesday, the storm will move into the Midwest, the Plains and the Great Lakes, where a blizzard warning has been posted for four states: the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.Winds are getting stronger Wednesday morning in the upper Midwest and beginning to blow the snow around. This will cause a blizzard, which will almost entirely reduce visibility in the area.To the South, the same frontal system will likely bring severe thunderstorms to the Gulf Coast around New Orleans. There is even a chance an isolated tornado may hit.For Christmas Eve, the entire frontal system will move east and bring torrential rain to I-95 corridor with damaging winds from the Carolinas to New England including Raleigh, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Boston.Hundreds of thousands of people may experience major power outages on Christmas morning.Flood alerts have been posted from Virginia to Vermont. These areas could see flooding from several inches of rain Wednesday afternoon.A high wind watch has been issued from the New Jersey coast up to Maine, including New York City and Boston, as winds may gust near 60 mph. This will likely cause damage to power lines and trees.There is a chance an isolated tornado will hit the Carolinas on Christmas Eve, afternoon and evening.Snowfall totals will be the heaviest closer to the Great Lakes from western New York, Pennsylvania and northern Ohio to northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, where some areas could get more than a foot of snow. Behind the storm, Arctic blast will invade the northern Plains, the Great Lakes and the Midwest with wind chills below zero. Some areas could see wind chills as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.If you have any exposed skin, you can get frost bite in 15 to 30 minutes.Late on Christmas Day, the Arctic air will spill into the East Coast and even Florida with winds chills near zero degrees in parts of the Northeast and 20s and 30s in Florida.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Zoopla parent company ZPG has revealed its latest set of multi-year tie-in agreements with agents including its first with a hybrid operator.ZPG says it has signed ‘long term’ agreements with the agents, which are likely to be similar to ZPG’s recent deals with the larger agency networks and last up to five years.The named companies involved are all South of England and London agents; Foxtons, Dexters and Andrews plus online agency YOPA.The agreements usually offer agents more stable pricing structures in return for committing to advertise all their properties on ZPG’s two main portals, Zoopla and PrimeLocation.Although ZPG won’t reveal the nature of each agreement, they are either simple no-frills listing deals or include elements of services provided by ZPG’s business-to-business brands such as the Property Software Group and Hometrack.200 branchesThe latest deals will keep 200 branches within ZPG including the 70 apiece that Foxtons and Dexters each operate, and Andrews’ 60 offices.Yopa doesn’t have any branches but like Purplebricks has local agents who work from home. These number 102 currently, spread across nine regional teams.“We’re delighted to extend our relationships with each of these firms for the long term,” says Mark Goddard (pictured, left).“We continue to see a growing number of agencies around the country looking to establish long term relationships with us to ensure that they benefit from the best value and most effective marketing, software and data solutions in the UK.”LSL, Connells and Countrywide also re-signed to ZPG in September/October last year all committing to multi-year deals.Read more about ZPG.Andrews connells Countrywide Dexters Foxtons YOPA January 22, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » ZPG signs up four more big agency brands to multi-year deals, including YOPA previous nextMarketingZPG signs up four more big agency brands to multi-year deals, including YOPAFoxtons, Dexters and Andrews also commit to multi-year deals similar to those signed last year by LSL, Connells and CountrywideNigel Lewis22nd January 201801,561 Views
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These caddies pose in Helfrich Park in 1936, a little more than a decade after the large tract of land northwest of St. Joseph Avenue and Maryland Street was developed for recreational use. The city acquired the property in 1922 from West Side businessman Michael Helfrich, and two years later, the park formally opened. To encourage public use, the park featured tennis courts, football and baseball fields, and an 18-hole golf course. Recreational development of the area continued, and by the end of the decade, Mesker Zoo opened just north of the park.FOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at www.willard.lib.in.us.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail