It’s official: Non doms are quitting UK

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Wednesday 12 January 2011 9:18 pm THE number of people registered as non-doms in the UK dropped for the first time in five years in the 2008-2009 tax year, as the rich fled higher taxes and the credit crunch, figures show.The data, obtained by a freedom of information request, show that there were 139,000 people registered in the UK as non-doms in 2008-2007, but by the next year that figure had fallen by 16,000, or 11.5 per cent.Experts say that the financial crisis can only account for a small part of the fall, with the majority attributable to a raft of complex regulations, including a £30,000 annual charge for longstanding residents, that came into effect in April 2008.Critics warned at the time that the rule changes would lead to an exodus of highly mobile millionaires that would cost the UK economy more than it raised in tax receipts.The Treasury said yesterday that roughly 5,400 people have opted to pay the £30,000 charge instead of leaving, amounting to revenues of £162m. Phil Berwick, a director at McGrigors law firm, said: “The spending power that has been lost to the UK economy is surely going to be far in excess of the income gained by the Treasury.”Since the General Election last year, the coalition has promised to crack down further on non-doms “to ensure they make a fair contribution to reducing the deficit”.But Deloitte director Nicole Roberts said: “£162m is not that much in the grand scheme of things. It kind of gets lost in the rounding.”Observers are particularly concerned about rules accompanying the charge that make it harder to bring money earned abroad into the country. Ernst & Young’s Andrew Tailby-Faulkes said: “There are onerous conditions for bringing funds in even if it’s to invest in UK assets or businesses.”He also says that the drop is especially surprising because the rule changes should in fact have brought more non-doms onto the books and reduced the number present that the Treasury does not know about. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition KCS-content center_img whatsapp It’s official: Non doms are quitting UK Tags: NULL Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap last_img read more

FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) Q32009 Presentation

first_imgFCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2009 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng)  2009 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFCMB Group Plc is a financial services institution offering products and services for the commercial, corporate and institutional sectors in Nigeria and Europe. The company’s core portfolio is focused on investment banking, asset management, commercial banking, corporate banking, personal banking, institutional banking and treasury and financial markets. The company also offers services for stockbroking, trusteeships, micro-lending and asset and cash management. FCMB Group Plc was founded in 1977 and its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FCMB Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I’d invest £100 a week in UK shares to build a passive income for retirement

first_img Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Pennon Group, and Unilever. 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. UK shares fell hard and fast in the stock market crash, but that’s not a worry if you invest regular monthly sums in the FTSE 100. You might even see it as an advantage, because your payment will pick up more stock at the lower price.That’s just one of the attractions of investing a steady, regular sum into UK shares. It feels safer than investing a lump sum, where you suffer an instant loss if the stock market crashes next day. Another benefit is that after a while, you won’t notice the money leaving your account. Yet it will continue to grow, week after week, month after month, year after year.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…Regular investing only works against you when markets are rising. In a bull market, it pays to invest as much as you can, as soon as you can. Given recent market volatility, regular investing looks highly appealing today.Earn income from UK sharesYou won’t make a million by investing £100 a week, but may be surprised to see how much your money rolls up, given time. You’re putting aside £5,200 a year. If you can maintain this over 30 years, you’ll have an incredible £435,769, assuming an average total return of 6% a year after charges.Say your portfolio of UK shares does even better and returns 7% a year. Then you would have an even more handsome £525,580.If you invest for 40 years – effectively a working lifetime – you’d have a mighty £1.1m. All of which would be tax-free inside a Stocks and Shares ISA.Remember to reinvest all your dividends for growth at this stage, rather than taking them for income. By ploughing them back into your stock, you’ll actually be investing more than £100 every week in UK shares. Better still, this will grow over time.I’d target these FTSE 100 stocksI’d spread my money between a range of top FTSE 100 companies, to diversify and reduce the damage if one of them underperforms.You could choose one from the pharmaceutical sector, with income and growth stocks AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline the obvious picks here. I might also include shares from another defensive sector, utilities. National Grid is my favourite here, otherwise Pennon Group and Severn Trent also look tempting.Other income and growth stocks worth considering include household goods giant Unilever, spirits group Diageo, rental equipment company Ashtead Group, insurer Legal & General Group, or investment trust Scottish Mortgage. You’ll find plenty more UK share tips on The Motley Fool website.One of the joys of regular investing is that instead of worrying about a stock market crash, you find yourself celebrating it. Naturally, you’ll hope the market recovers by the time you retire. Although if you leave the shares invested and just take the yield, it’s less of an issue.A balanced portfolio of UK shares should give you the passive income you need to make the most of your retirement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Harvey Jones | Saturday, 29th August, 2020 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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. Enter Your Email Address You could start here. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Por Onell A. Soto, [email protected] Jan 2, 2014 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rapidísimas Diciembre 28 de 2013 La oficina de Inmigración y Extranjería de Cuba ha anunciado que durante el año 2013 más de 257,518 cubanos han viajado fuera de la isla, muchos viajaron en más de un ocasión. Dada la situación precaria de la economía cubana los viajes fueron subvencionados por familiares o amigos residentes de Estados Unidos. Cerca de la mitad de los viajeros regresaron a la isla, dijo la información oficial.El balneario de Varadero, en la provincia de Matanzas, Cuba, considerado primer polo turístico de sol y playas en la isla caribeña. Ha perdido entre 70 centímetros y un metro de línea costera en el último año debido a la erosión provocada por la elevación del nivel del mar, informaron medios oficiales. La playa de Varadero es considerada una de las playas más lindas del mundo.En una reciente encuesta realizada por la organización Gallup el clero de Estados Unidos goza de mayor respeto de los conservadores que entre los demócratas. Observadores piensan que el clero, la policía y los oficiales del ejército gozan de esa preferencia porque muchas de esas personas trabajan en instituciones tradicionales de la sociedad Norteamericana que normalmente se inclinan por una ideología conservadora. Los entrevistados recibieron un 63 por ciento mientras que los demócratas 40 por ciento.José Mujica, presidente de Uruguay se ha ganado la admiración internacional por su modesto modo de vida, su falta de protocolos presidenciales y su apoyo a políticas liberales como la reciente legalización de la marihuana, el aborto y el matrimonio gay entre otras. Mujica nació en 1935, hijo de un padre campesino y una madre hija de inmigrantes italianos, en la década de los 60 formó parte de la guerrilla llamada Los Tupamaros de inspiración castrista y el Frente Amplio. Fue electo por un período de cinco años en el 2010. Goza de amplia popularidad entre los uruguayos.Frank Schaefer, el pastor metodista que casó a su hijo con otro hombre ha sido depuesto de su dignidad como pastor. Tras la ceremonia dijo que “la iglesia comete un gran injusticia” al no permitir bodas del mismo sexo.El sacerdote jesuita español Jesús Herrero Gómez falleció, a causa de un infarto, el pasado 10 de diciembre a los 71 años de edad en Lima. Fue coordinador general de la red de colegios Fe y Alegría en Perú de 1988 a 1998, y en el momento de su muerte era el presidente del Consejo Nacional de Educación.El inventor del famoso fusil de asalto soviético AK-47, Mijail Kalashnikov, ha fallecido a los 94 años en Udmurtia en los Montes Urales, Rusia. El fusil fue inventado en 1919 y siempre su inventor se sintió orgulloso de su obra destinada a “defender nuestra patria” aunque también lamentó “ver a todo tipo de criminales disparar con mis armas”. Se calcula que más de 100 millones de unidades se vendieron legalmente aunque muchas más fueron vendidas en forma clandestina.La prensa internacional informa que los bombardeos de la aviación siria han dejado por lo menos 300 muertos en los últimos días en Alepo, la principal ciudad de Siria. Se estima que en los ataques murieron  87 niños, 30 mujeres y 30 rebeldes.Todos estamos de acuerdo en que gran número de instituciones sociales necesitan la ayuda de la población para subsistir y cubrir la necesidades básicas de sus miembros. Todos sabemos que es “mejor dar que recibir” y que la ayuda es nuestra ofrenda por nuestra vida y nuestras posesiones. Pero la proliferación de agencias pidiendo dinero nos confunde y empaña nuestras mejores intenciones al desconocer el destino de nuestra ofrenda. Desde esta columna sugerimos a las autoridades que regulen esas campañas para que haya transparencia económica y se castigue a los desalmados que comercian con la generosidad y la buena voluntad de los ciudadanos.La Iglesia de Inglaterra (anglicana) se mantiene firmemente y sin ambages en la posición católica sostenida por la iglesia a través de los siglos: “La Sagrada Escritura contiene todas las cosas necesarias para la salvación, de suerte que cuanto no esté contenido en ella, ni pueda probarse por ella, no debe obligarse a hombre alguno a creerlo como artículo de fe, ni debe creerse como requisito o necesario para la salvación” (Stephen Neill, El Anglicanismo)DESEO. Que este año que comenzamos sea uno de paz, libertad, alegría, trabajo fecundo y amistad entre todos los habitantes de la tierra. AMÉN. Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Church considering IRS parsonage-exemption court case

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 29, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Episcopal News Service] In the wake of the U.S government’s decision to appeal a federal district judge’s decision that the Internal Revenue Service’s clergy parsonage exemption is unconstitutional, members of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, in collaboration with the Presiding Bishop’s Office, are considering whether the church should lend its voice to the appeal and, if so, how that might best be done.It is expected that a number of religious groups will file amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Episcopal Church staff members will be discerning which of those briefs, if any, most strongly presents the voice of the religious community on the issue, Office of Government Affairs Director Alex Baumgarten told ENS. They will also consider how other denominations and inter-denominational organizations plan to respond, and they will consult the bishop and chancellor of the Diocese of Milwaukee in which the case arose, he said.Meanwhile, the Church Pension Group has posted a statement on its website saying that it is monitoring the case and noting that U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb specified in her Nov. 21 ruling that the decision would not be effective until all appeals were resolved in favor of the plaintiffs.“And, we expect [the ruling] to be appealed to the Court of Appeals and then to the Supreme Court,” CPG said in its statement.The federal government filed notice Jan. 24 that it would appeal Crabb’s ruling to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.The Church Alliance – a coalition of 38 church benefit programs that serve mainline Protestant denominations, two branches of Judaism and Catholic dioceses, schools and institutions – plans to file an amicus curiae brief, M. Colette Nies, managing director of communications for the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Pension and Health Benefits, told ENS in a Jan. 28 e-mail.The Church Pension Fund is also a member of the group and will participate in the brief, Nancy Fisher, Church Pension Group senior vice president of communications, told ENS.“We will also continue to coordinate our efforts with representatives of DFMS,” she said, referring to the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, the corporate name of the Episcopal Church.The case, originally titled Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Geithner and Shulman, was filed in September 2011 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The original suit named then-U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and IRS head Douglas Shulman. The notice of appeal replaced those defendants with their successors, John Lew and John Koskinen.Freedom from Religion Foundation leaders Annie Laurie Gaylor, Anne Nicol Gaylor and Dan Barker claimed that the so-called IRS “parsonage exemption” violated the U.S. Constitution by providing preferential tax benefits to those the agency defines as “ministers of the gospel.”The three plaintiffs said in their complaint that they received housing allowances from the foundation. They objected to not being able to claim the related expenses under the parsonage exemption because they were not deemed “ministers of the gospel.” Both Gaylors are lay people, but Barker, the foundation’s public relations director, is an ordained minister who the foundation says “gradually outgrew his religious beliefs.”“The clergy and churches have become accustomed to privileges and prerogatives from our secular government which are not only unconstitutional, but which don’t play fair,” Annie Laurie Gaylor said after the government filed its notice of appeal. “The rest of us should not have to pay more taxes, because clergy don’t pay their fair share.”The three plaintiffs claimed that the parsonage exemption is unconstitutional because it violates the provisions of the First Amendment’s establishment clause and the 14th Amendment’s equal-protection clause.The court’s decision does not apply to clergy who live in church-owned housing, such as rectories. Those clerics can continue to exclude the fair rental value of that home from their income for tax purposes under Section 107(1) of the Internal Revenue Service Tax Code.Crabb, senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, said that Section 107(1)’s tax exemption is similar to ones allowed to all U.S. employees whose employers provide them with a home to enable the employees to do their job properly. That exemption has been on the books since the Revenue Act of 1921.However, Crabb said, clerics who live in other housing should not be able to deduct from their taxable income the housing allowance they receive from their employer to cover the costs of maintaining their home, as allowed in Section 107(2). Those expenses include things such as furnishings, maintenance and repair, and certain supplies.The employers of most but not all clerics who do not live in church-owned housing designate a portion of a cleric’s salary as a housing allowance. However, if such clerics plan to seek the IRS-allowed parsonage exemption, they must have their employers officially declare (by way of a resolution passed by the organization’s governing body) a specific amount of money that the cleric intends to claim on his or her taxes in the following year. As long as the cleric can later document the amount of eligible expenses, he or she may deduct them from their taxable income.For instance, if the enabling resolution sets the amount at $10,000 but the cleric can only document $9,000 in allowed expenses, then only the smaller amount can be deducted. If the cleric had $11,000 in allowed expenses, only $10,000 can be deducted. There is no tax penalty for overestimating the parsonage allowance.More information about how parsonage allowances work is available in the annual CPG tax guide on pages 11-14.When the U.S. Congress passed the 2002 Clergy Housing Allowance Clarification Act (to make clear that the exemption allowed in Section 107(1) was limited to the fair rental value of the church-owned housing), the bill’s sponsor, Rep. James Ramstad, R-Minnesota, estimated that Section 107 would relieve ministers of $2.3 billion in taxes over the coming five years, Crabb noted.Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that the exclusions allowed to ministers for housing costs will amount to $3.8 billion between 2013 and 2017.Christianity Today’s publication “Managing Your Church” reports that the average base salary of a full-time senior pastor in 2012-2013 ranges from $33,000 to $70,000. Eighty-four percent of senior pastors surveyed said they also received a housing allowance, which accounted for $20,000 to $38,000 in added compensation. And the higher a cleric’s overall compensation, the higher his or her marginal tax rate is, thus making the parsonage exemption of greater value.Various reports suggest that clergy employers often pay their clerics less because the ministers will receive a large tax break on some of that salary. It is predicted that elimination of Section 107(2) will mean either that employers will pay their ministers more or that those ministers who qualified for the parsonage exemption will effectively face a substantial cut in their spendable income. Employers could still give clerics money to cover their household expenses if Crabb’s ruling prevails, but clergy would not be able to deduct that money from their taxes.Crabb rejected the government’s argument that the parsonage exemption, enacted in 1954, was meant to end discrimination against ministers whose employers could not afford to provide them with housing. Those clerics thus could not claim the existing exemption for ministers who lived in church-owned housing.Rather, because only ministers are eligible for the Section 107(2) exemption, the rule “violates the well-established principle under the First Amendment that, ‘[a]bsent the most unusual circumstances, one’s religion ought not affect one’s legal rights or duties or benefits,’” Crabb wrote in her opinion, quoting a previous U.S. Supreme Court case.“A reasonable observer” would see the exemption as “an endorsement of religion” by the government, she said.“Some might view a rule against preferential treatment as exhibiting hostility toward religion, but equality should never be mistaken for hostility,” the judge wrote.Crabb also rejected the government’s suggestion that it was conceivable that, given previous IRS rulings, atheists such as the plaintiffs could qualify as “minister of gospel” under the terms of Section 107(2). She said that argument was difficult to take seriously.Because Crabb found that Section 107(2) violated the First Amendment, she said she did not have to address the plaintiffs’ 14th Amendment challenge.Some of the documents filed prior to Crabb’s ruling are here.This was not the first time the foundation challenged the parsonage exemption. A 2009 effort filed in federal court in California was later withdrawn by the foundation after what it saw as an unfavorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling in another religious tax code issue. At the time, the foundation promised to “refile and reconfigure the lawsuit”.The 35-year-old Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation, as its name implies, continually challenges what it sees as governmental attempts to impose religious practices on nonbelievers and to subsidize those practices with the public’s money. The foundation’s pursuits have found their way into Crabb’s courtroom at least once before. In April 2010, she agreed with the foundation that it was wrong for Congress to allow the president of the United States to call for a National Day of Prayer because it amounted to a call for religious action. Crabb’s decision later was overturned by a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that said the foundation had not shown how it was harmed by the presidential proclamations.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Linda M. Maloney says: Comments are closed. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL George Waite says: February 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm Even “Progressives” don’t mind subsidies from “Caesar”? I’m shocked-why, you’d think they were just talking the talk and pretending to be “edgy” and “relevant”! Rev Jennifer Phillips says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN February 6, 2014 at 2:20 pm Pastors of little and mission churches without rectories, like mine, (whose clergy are also at the bottom of the salary scale or working full time in part time paid positions) would not be able to pay a salary to cover housing expenses, and I think many would close their doors – and for we who have spent our ministries serving such struggling churches, our retirement prospects would be greatly diminished. 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing January 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm Small pension [;us small social security and never owned a home, I can rent without worry. Loss of parsonage exemption would critically inhibit me financially. Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Robert L. Baty says: Rector Belleville, IL center_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Albany, NY February 6, 2014 at 2:26 pm For many clergy of small churches, the parsonage is an extension of the office – clergy work in its study, hold meetings in its living room, use its telephone for work calls, take in to its guest room people who have emergencies for overnight shelter, have its doorbell rung at all hours by passers-by needing assistance, shovel snow off its and the church’s walks, have its furniture mauled by parish children visiting with their families, have hospitality events at its dinner table, house its library resources. Often the parsonage is right next door to or even connected to the church building and the clergy have no choice but to live there if they are to take the job. So the relation of workplace to residence is unusual – though some academics have a similar situation on their campuses and also receive housing allowances. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 January 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm I don’t see any mention in this article of the fact that clergy are not “employed” by their churches, but must file as “self-employed,” thus paying the full 15.6% SECA. The housing allowance is intended to balance that. If the plaintiffs in this case would prefer to pay an extra 8% in SECA in lieu of having the FICA tax paid by their employers, they can be my guests and they would be welcome to a housing allowance in return! Rector Hopkinsville, KY Linda M. Maloney says: 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL January 30, 2014 at 8:54 pm (Reposted with full name as required)Local “ministers” are common-law employees of the organizations that employ them.That, for accounting purposes, they report their Social Security tax using the SECA instead of FICA is quite unrelated to the tax free benefit under IRC 107.It is also somewhat misleading to propose that employees don’t pay the full Social Security tax, even if, for accounting purposes, it looks like the employer pays half.There are perhaps millions of folk who pay their Social Security usuing the SECA instead of FICA, and they don’t get any IRC 107 tax free benefit. The reason for that is because they aren’t “ministers” and that is what makes IRC 107 UNconstitutional.I don’t see any discussion of the million dollar “ministers”, those who get millions in tax free benefits under IRC 107, or all of those basketball coaches, and others, at places like Pepperdine University who sign up as “minister” and claim the benefit.Maybe as the case proceeds there will be legitimate, public, investigative reporting on what is really going on with IRC 107 and why Judge Crabb’s ruling, in my opinion, should be sustained by the 7th Circuit and by the U.S. Supreme Court. Comments (7) Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Jack H Haney says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID January 30, 2014 at 7:08 pm I don’t see any mention in this article of the fact that clergy are not “employed” by their churches, but must file as “self-employed,” thus paying the full 15.6% SECA. The housing allowance is intended to balance that. If the plaintiffs in this case would prefer to pay an extra 8% in SECA in lieu of having the FICA tax paid by their employers, they can be my guests and they would be welcome to a houseing allowance in return! Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Church considering IRS parsonage-exemption court case Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rev Jennifer Phillips says: last_img read more

Dillard students give KKK Duke a hot reception

first_imgDillard College alumni challenges cops protecting KKK-leader David Duke Nov. 2.New Orleans – Students at Dillard University, a historically Black liberal arts college in New Orleans, stood up against the university administration, campus police and white supremacy on Nov. 2.With the support of community members, activists and students from campuses throughout the city, the Dillard students showed the militant potential of the youth. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, our youth are ready to fight courageously against further encroachment by the fascists.When the students learned, on less than one week’s notice, that David Duke had been invited to their university, they were shocked and outraged. The infamous former “grand wizard” of the Ku Klux Klan, inspired by Donald Trump’s racist presidential campaign, had decided to run for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana. Polls that put him at 5.1 percent of the vote meant he was just over the 5 percent threshold required to participate in a U.S. senatorial debate held at Dillard on Nov. 2. The event was orchestrated by Raycom, a private broadcasting company.A progressive student group at Dillard, Socially Engaged DU, sent a letter to the university president urging him to refuse to allow Duke on campus, citing fears for student safety and embarrassment, among other reasons. After their letter was ignored by the president, they vowed to protest the event. With help from students and activists across the city, they organized a large, energetic and determined crowd.Militancy wins broad supportThe protesters marched around the building, chanting “No Duke! No KKK! No fascist USA!” They eventually moved toward the back entrance of the building, where they were met by the campus police force. Protesters were able to pry open the doors, confronting the cops face to face. They wanted to get in to disrupt the fascist David Duke and chase him out of majority-Black New Orleans.After holding their position at the entrance for about an hour, the protesters were sprayed with Mace, hit with batons, threatened with Tasers, kicked, slapped and shoved. They were fearless and sustained a long confrontation, but eventually the cops were able to lock the doors, prompting the protesters to move to the other side of the building to demonstrate against the repression.When the debate ended, the protesters split up and attempted to block all the exits to prevent Duke from leaving without getting a piece of their minds. Cowardly Duke was able to sneak off campus with help from the campus police and administration. As protesters noticed his vehicle speeding off campus, they yelled and hit the car. After he escaped, the protest began to lose steam and disperse, and the cops used this opportunity to arrest six protesters, a stunt they would not have tried when the protest was at full strength.All charges against the students were later dropped after widespread media coverage and an outpouring of support for the protesters.To some students, the university administration and the campus police force have lost any legitimacy they previously may have held, and some students are working to hold them accountable for their actions on the night of the protest.As for Duke, it has once again been proven that he is not welcome in New Orleans and should expect steadfast resistance whenever he shows his face here. Our youth have the courage, not only to fight fascists, but also to confront the state that protects fascists while murdering and imprisoning poor and oppressed people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A salute to Rev. Edward Pinkney

first_imgLeft to right: Monica Moorehead, Larry Holmes, Rev. Edward Pinkney, Ralph Poynter, Theresa Shoatz, the daughter of political prisoner Russell Shoatz.The International Action Center and Workers World Party held a Sept. 30 reception to welcome former political ­prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney to New York City.Pinkney was framed and found “guilty” of “voter fraud” by an all-white jury. The prosecution claimed this occurred during a recall campaign against James Hightower, the white former mayor of Benton Harbor, Mich. Pinkney was released from prison in Marquette in June, after serving 30 months of a 30-month to 10-year ­sentence.Pinkney was a thorn in the side of the Whirlpool Appliances Corporation, which laid off many Black workers in Benton Harbor at the end of the 1990s during the deindustrialization period resulting from capitalist globalization.On behalf of Whirlpool’s interests, the local racist powers that be targeted Pinkney for leading a struggle to empower the blatantly disenfranchised Black community, which also faces intense police brutality.During the Sept. 30 reception, Pinkney shared his experiences in prison, especially his efforts to teach basic learning skills to his younger fellow Black inmates, ages 18 to 22 years, many of whom were unable to read or do math. His inspiring message to the audience was all about building unity and solidarity inside and outside the prison walls.Speakers who paid tribute to Pinkney were Ralph Poynter and Betty Davis of the New Abolitionist Movement; Pam Africa from International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Henry Hagins of the New York City Free Mumia Coalition; and WWP Secretariat Members Monica Moorehead, Teresa Gutierrez and Larry Holmes.An audio message taped by Mumia on Jan. 29, 2016, was played, in which the internationally honored political prisoner stated that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have admired Pinkney.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

COVID-19: Bombay HC Warns Action Against Erring Officials; Says It Will Pay Surprise Visit To Quarantine Centres & Hospitals

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID-19: Bombay HC Warns Action Against Erring Officials; Says It Will Pay Surprise Visit To Quarantine Centres & Hospitals Nitish Kashyap5 July 2020 9:26 PMShare This – xExpressing grave concern about the rising number of cases in Aurangabad, the Bombay High Court on Friday warned strict action against those public servants and officials appointed for fighting the pandemic of coronavirus, who refuse to show up for work, Court even warned of a surprise visit to hospitals and quarantine centres to ensure that their is discipline in the concerned…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginExpressing grave concern about the rising number of cases in Aurangabad, the Bombay High Court on Friday warned strict action against those public servants and officials appointed for fighting the pandemic of coronavirus, who refuse to show up for work, Court even warned of a surprise visit to hospitals and quarantine centres to ensure that their is discipline in the concerned staff. The division bench of Justices TV Nalawade and SD Kulkarni of the Aurangabad bench took suo motu cognizance of various news reports wherein the work done for controlling and preventing the spread of Covid-19 in Aurangabad district was criticised in a hearing on June 26 and directed the State to submit a detailed report regarding instances of dereliction of duty as public servants or officials refused to show up for work. Court referred to reports about elected representatives of all the political parties including the ruling party had come together and they expressed dissatisfaction over the work done by the concerned to control and prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus in Aurangabad District. Moreover, the graph of the total number of cases every day in the district kept rising steadily with almost 500 cases in two days in June. Also, there was a news item about more than 1000 teachers who were given the work of conducting a survey of people during this pandemic, but they did not turn up and virtually refused to do this work. Court directed the State to submit a detailed report about the employees who stopped attending their duty in public hospitals and other public offices when they were expected to work for the prevention of spread of the virus. Moreover, a report was sought about the action taken against the employees who did not turn up to discharge the duty.The Court noted on July 3 : “Thus, as per directions, on July 3, the Amicus Rajendra Deshmukh submitted before the Court that a draft of the petition has been prepared. Hard copy is produced. It is taken on record. Whereas, Public Prosecutor DR Kale submitted that he has produced a compilation of some papers which contain the necessary directions given by the officers and authorities for preventing the spread of Covid-19 virus. The learned Public Prosecutor submitted that though some actions are being taken against the public servants and against the persons who are not obeying the orders made by the officers and authority created under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, publicity is not given and that is why there is feeling that the authority is not acting. This Court wants to go through the compilation produced by the learned Public Prosecutor in respect of the directions given and steps taken. It is a fact that the graph of the affected persons is still ascending in Aurangabad District and an alarming situation is created in Aurangabad District. This Court has already observed that only giving direction is not sufficient, the directions need to be actually implemented and the officers issuing directions need to see that the directions are actually implemented and for that he needs to visit the various sites. It appears that recently some officers have started visiting various sites to see that the directions are followed”. Amicus Rajendra Deshmukh brought to the notice of the Court that there is still no discipline in public servants and the persons who are asked to discharge the duty under the programme created to fight virus are remaining absent on duty. Specifically, the news item published in Friday’s newspaper wherein it is informed that In Beed district, the data operator did not resume the duty and the Block Development Officer, who was supervising the work felt helpless and he kept stones at the place where the data operator was discharging the duty. Court observed- “It is unfortunate that even when this Court has given necessary directions in that regard, such things are happening. Such persons need to be suspended immediately and if they are appointed on contract basis, contract need to be terminated and criminal action needs to be taken against them. Invariably against every such person such action needs to be taken and things can be corrected only by taking such action.” Furthermore, the bench warned of surprise visits to hospitals and quarantine centres- “This Court has expressed that this Court may visit the sites to see that there is discipline in the staff employed in the aforesaid work and they are discharging their duties seriously and there are no lapses whatsoever and the visit will be paid as surprise visit to the hospitals, to the quarantine institutions and even to the isolation wards and the containment zones. This Court is making it clear that if it is found that the persons who are expected to discharge the duty are not present on the spot and due to that the spread of virus is going on, this Court will be giving directions specifically in respect of those persons to register the crime against those persons immediately and those persons may be of any rank. This Court will not be sparing anyone if such lapses are found.” Notably, when the matter came up for hearing for the first time on June 26, the bench referred to a news item that the Commissioner of Aurangabad Corporation now wants to follow Kerala and Dharavi pattern in controlling the spread of the virus and observed- “It is learnt that the Commissioner is now in home quarantine as his cook was infected due to this virus. If some steps were taken to prevent the spread of the virus then it is necessary to know as to which steps were taken if the pattern like Kerala and Dharvi were not followed in this region. There is also news that the Divisional Revenue Commissioner expressed that there was lack of communication between the District Collector and Commissioner Aurangabad. It is unfortunate that there was lack of communication between these two officers of I.A.S. rank. It can be said that there is the possibility of involvement of ego matter. There is also the possibility of non-coordination and non-cooperation. In such a situation, all of them including the police machinery need to work together, but it appears that there was no such coordination in this region.” The next date of hearing in the matter is July 7.Click here to download the order passed on July 3Click here to download the order passed on June 26Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Toys for Tots gets underway

first_img For more information about the Toys for Tots program, call 334-268-3341 or 334-332-1913.Drop off sites for the Toys for Tots campaign include the Wal-Mart Super Center, Ken Cox Ford, Pinckard’s Insurance, Witherington Insurance, Dollar General (Highway 231), Sikorsky Support Services, Troy Bank & Trust (main branch) and Lockheed Martin all in Troy. In Brundidge, drop off sites include, Car City, Culver’s Tax and Bookkeeping, First National Bank and the Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Sherri Senn was rather surprised to learn that the U.S. Marine Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign is the only organization that is doing a toy program in the Pike County area this season.“I realized then how very important our campaign will be,” Senn said. “We have toy drop off sites at various locations around the county and encourage everyone to donate a new toy or several new toys so that there will not be any children in Pike County that don’t have Christmas this year. And the number of children in need will be larger this year because of the financial situation of our country.”Senn is taking applications for the Tri-County Toys for Tots campaign at the Troy Department of Human Resources and the Head Start facilities in Pike County now through Dec. 10. Email the author Published 9:09 pm Monday, December 1, 2008 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Toys for Tots gets underway Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Any family in need can sign up if they are a resident of Pike, Coffee, Crenshaw or Barbour counties,” Senn said.And, the local Toys for Tots will offer a new program this year that will allow children to select their own toys. This program will be from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, at Cattleman Park. Refreshments will be served and several Marines will be there to assist the children.“Families can actually attend this one-night program and the children can pick the toys that they want for Christmas,” Senn said. “The children can walk down the hall where the toys are displayed and pick out one ‘big’ toy and a couple of smaller ones that they really want for Christmas.” By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Nativity scene comes to life at Salem Baptist Church The youth of Salem Baptist Church in Brundidge will present a live Nativity scene tonight from 6 until 7 o’clock… read more This program will be the first distribution of Toys for Tots. The second will be the regular distribution on the following Monday.“Families can only participate in one of the programs,” Senn said. “The instructions for both programs are on the application forms. So, parents will decide which program they want to participate in.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…last_img read more

People

first_imgPeopleOn 10 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Boxingand motorcycling may not be everyone’s idea of relaxation, but Alan Cairnscites these as his chosen methods to relieve everyday stress.Youcould say he’s married to the job because his wife Rachel is a personnelmanager, although he is at pains to point out they never discuss HR at home.Hejoins from chemical specialists GE Betz, where he was HR leader for NorthernEurope and responsible for a major integration process after an acquisition.ExideMotive Power manufactures and sells batteries for use on trucks and miningvehicles and Cairns will have responsibility for providing a complete HRstrategy to the business across Europe.”Myfour initial tasks will be to put in place robust policies which are globallyconsistent while taking account of cultural variation, developing thesuccession plan to deliver quality leadership candidates, positioning Exide asan employer of choice and fostering true two-way communication,” heexplains.Cairnsdesperately wants to establish the credibility of HR as a valuable businesstool and hopes to be part of the mainstream business objectives. However, hestill wants people issues at the top of the agenda and hopes to make thecompany a fun place to work: “I want to be regarded by the business as atrue partner, one who is fully involved in more than just HR issues, but in therunning of the business,” he says. “I want to develop credibilityquickly, and use this to put people issues at the top of the agenda. My aim isto recruit, develop, motivate and most importantly reward and retain talent forExide. At the same time I want work to be a fun place to be,” he adds.Heis most looking forward to the European aspect of the role which allows him towork across a range of different cultures and styles.CV2002European HR director, Exide Motive Power2000 Northern Europe HR leader, GE Betz (formerly Hercules)1998 Operations manager, compact products, JCB1996 HR manager, JCBOnthe moveAnchorSeafoods has appointed Michael Kimber as its new group personnel manager. Hewill have responsibility for 200 staff across two divisions in Norfolk andSussex. Kimber joins the seafood company from Bookpoint, a book distributorwithin WHSmith, where he was HR manager. He has been charged with developing acutting-edge training and development programme within the next three years.LindaThomas has joined property and grounds maintenance company Quadron Services asHR manager. She will oversee the HR function for more than 1,100 staff based atnine locations around the country. Thomas was previously with the Wildfowl andWetlands Trust. She will form part of the management team and is responsiblefor developing HR strategies to help improve the firm’s market position.RayHarrison has joined Abbey National as training and development manager for theoffshore division. He has more than 14 years experience of training andtraining management within the financial services sector. He joins from RoyalLondon, where he was a field training manager. He will be based in Jersey andhopes to engender a self-directed learning culture, where staff have theresources readily available to them. last_img read more