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Communiqué: Anglican-Lutheran International Co-ordinating Committee

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Sep 27, 2013 Submit a Job Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Communiqué: Anglican-Lutheran International Co-ordinating Committee Featured Events 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Anglican Communion News Service]Anglican-Lutheran International Co-ordinating CommitteeHelsinki, Finland19–25 September 2013CommuniquéThe Anglican-Lutheran International Co-ordinating Committee (ALICC) held its first meeting in the Cultural Centre Sofia, Helsinki, Finland from 19 to 25 September 2013, under the leadership of the Most Reverend Maurício Andrade, Primate of Brazil, and of Bishop Michael Pryse of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.The meeting was hosted by the Lutheran World Federation with the generous assistance of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.The Co-ordinating Committee studied the mandate given by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Anglican Communion. The focus of this work is to monitor and encourage existing Anglican-Lutheran relations, as well as to advance co-operation between the two Churches in areas where there are not yet any formal agreements. To enable the Committee to function as an encourager as well as a catalyst, the Committee has begun a process of mapping agreements, initiatives and projects in different regions. This mapping project is an ongoing task for the Committee and we urge Churches, in both communions, to provide information to further this task.The Committee has also initiated a process promoting Anglican-Lutheran collaboration in the observance of the 2017 Reformation anniversary. As part of this the Committee intends to provide study material based around the official LWF theme Liberated by God’s Grace. This material would be designed to be used in joint Anglican-Lutheran study groups where both denominations are present as well as by separated groups. It is hoped that this material will relate to different ages and contexts. The purpose is to highlight that reformation is ongoing and that 16th century Reformation thoughts are relevant for Christians today. The Committee is locating this and all its work within the theological theme of communion in the mission of God.The Diocese of Tampere and Bishop Matti Repo invited the Co-ordinating Committee to the Diocese on Sunday 22 September for worship and for sharing local Lutheran-Anglican initiatives. The Bishop and some of his clerical colleagues shared experiences of working together with their Anglican partner Diocese of Manchester (Church of England). The two dioceses have developed close co-operation in preparing youngsters for confirmation and in exploring urban theology. The Diocese of Tampere hosts an English-speaking international congregation in one of their churches and provides clergy to assist the Anglican Chaplaincy in Helsinki which oversees this ministry. The Committee is appreciative of the hospitality shown by Bishop Matti Repo and his wife, the Revd Päivi Repo, who provided fellowship and an excellent lunch.Metropolitan Ambrosius, Orthodox Bishop of Helsinki, invited the Committee to his home, offering hospitality describing the current situation for the Orthodox Church in Finland and the work of the Sofia Centre.Present at the first meeting of ALICC were:Anglicans:The Most Revd Maurício Andrade, Brazil (Co-Chair)The Revd Dalcy Dlamini, Swaziland, Southern AfricaThe Rt Revd Dr Tim Harris, AustraliaThe Revd Augusta Leung, Hong KongThe Revd Canon John Lindsay, ScotlandThe Revd Canon Dr Alyson Barnett-Cowan, Anglican Communion Office (Co-Secretary)Lutherans:Bishop Michael Pryse, Canada (Co-Chair)Rev. Ángel Furlan, ArgentinaRev. Joyceline Fred Njama, TanzaniaRev. Canon Helene Tärneberg Steed, Sweden and IrelandRev. Anne Burghardt, Lutheran World Federation (Co-Secretary)ApologyBishop Philip Lok, Malaysia Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Ecumenical & Interreligious 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion, Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more


June 20, 2021 0

Fijis historic conquering of Wales in Nantes

first_imgSunday Sep 30, 2007 Fijis historic conquering of Wales in Nantes A global audience of millions witnessed one of the most spectacular games of World Cup rugby on saturday as Wales and Fiji met in the all important Pool B decider in Nantes. Fiji got off to a flying start, leading 25-3 at one stage with everything going right for them. They controlled play beautifully and then let loose with their devastating backs, Sevens star Vilimoni Delasau having a particularly good game. Wales came back though, and when Martyn Williams scored an intercept try it looked as if it were over for Fiji. The Fijians kept fighting though, and with four minutes left they snuck a try that gave them the belief they needed. Flyhalf Nicky Little, who sadly seriously injured his leg shortly before full time, converted the try with a vital kick that insured the Welsh wouldn’t be able to slot a dropkick or penalty to win it. This classic ended with the south sea islanders in front and meant that for the first time since 1987, Fiji will be in the Quarter Finals of the World Cup. It also meant that Wales will be going home, with their coach subsequently having been sacked. Final Score: 38 – 34 to Fiji Music: Quarashi – Stick ‘Em Up ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup , See it to Believe it Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 48 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, Try This Tonight – You’ll Never Need the Blue Pill Again!Smart Life ReportsThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


June 18, 2021 0

Philadelphia needs safe injection sites

first_imgThe city of Philadelphia is, once again, clearing out drug-user encampments. After having declared a disaster in the Kensington section of the city, the next stage in the city’s plan to combat the opioid epidemic is to close the Frankford Avenue and Emerald Street bridge tunnel encampments by 2019.The first encampment to be shut down will be the Frankford Avenue bridge camp by Nov. 15. The Emerald Street bridge camp will be cleared out by Jan. 15. One-month notice is being given to camp residents and outreach workers to get them connected to drug treatment and housing services.The city has previously closed other camps, pushing the addicted individuals who live in them to other areas and destroying an important resource that addicted people so dearly need: community. Community is what has saved the lives of many addicts in the camps, because they would Narcan [apply emergency treatment for an opioid overdose] each other whenever needed and outreach workers would be able to reach them.Workers World Party-Philadelphia pledges to remain on top of all developments on the subject of drug addiction and encampments, and will fight alongside residents to preserve their communities.We declare the opioid epidemic a genocide against the proletariat, a genocide started by the Sackler family [owners of pharmaceutical company that produces painkiller oxycodone] in order to line their pockets!To those who say that that’s going too far, let’s look at the definition of genocide. It’s the deliberate killing of a large group of people. The majority of people who are addicted today are working class. People are dying at an alarming rate, falling out in the streets, so let’s not beat around the bush by addressing the situation lightly.The opioid profiteers lied about the addictive nature of OxyContin (oxycodone) and convinced doctors to overprescribe it. These doctors, in turn, saw that their patients were desperate for more OxyContin and put two and two together and cut them off. These addicted patients then went to the street to buy pills. When the pills became expensive and unaffordable, they turned to heroin. This is how the opioid epidemic started.We’re now several years into the epidemic, and what do we have to show for all the bluster of politicians and cops? Higher incarceration rates and a higher death toll.The way we’ve traditionally handled drug addiction, with mass incarceration and zero tolerance, has failed us. We need a new, revolutionary method of handling drug addiction, one that’s based on facts and science rather than idealism and moral outrage.One of the tools that should be at the disposal of every town and city dealing with the opioid epidemic is a safe injection site. Safe injection sites are facilities where users of drugs go to get high in a safe and controlled manner. Stocked with Narcan, clean needles and other supplies, these facilities would create safer drug use conditions and increase the access that people living with addiction have to public health facilities. Studies have shown that they decrease overdoses and that, contrary to the thought of NIMBY [not in my back yard], they do not increase drug trafficking.ACT UP Philadelphia fought for the city to open self-injection sites, citing the number of people in 2017 who died from overdoses. The city, surprisingly, has acquiesced to opening one. Called Safehouse, the project is only starting to get off the ground, but it looks like it’s going to be the first safe injection site opened in the United States.What, exactly, will Safehouse provide? Mental and physical health assessment, drug testing kits, sterile needles and other injection equipment, Narcan, wound care and other basic medical services, referrals for primary health care, medication assisted treatment (methadone and buprenorphine), and access to specialists who will help with housing opportunities, public benefits, legal services and other support services. In simple terms, Safehouse will live up to its name and be a sanctuary for people living with an addiction.Although we must be wary of anything opened up under capitalism, we must consider how helpful these tools would be if the people themselves managed and operated them. Capitalism has not eliminated drug addiction, and it cannot, because the system benefits too much from the misuse of drugs. Socialist countries, however, have eliminated or effectively treated it.The proletariat can eliminate drug addiction, so let’s work toward that goal. Socialists and all progressive people can play an important part in saving lives by carrying Narcan, educating ourselves on addiction and fighting in the struggle.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


June 15, 2021 0

Blanket Coverage Podcast – College Football Playoffs and Bowl Preview Special

first_img2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West ReddIt Linkedin Twitter 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special + posts TCU News Now 4/28/2021 ReddIt Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Jack Wallace Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ printJack and Noah have their reactions to the final College Football Playoff selection, as well as making their predictions for the rest of the New Years’ 6 bowls. We lastly take a look at the entire bowl slate, making our unscripted predictions for the entire postseason. This is the end of normal CFB talk during our regular episodes, which will then be just NFL/CBB/NBA until our postseason recap special in January.center_img Facebook Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ TAGSbowlpreviewsports The Blanket Coverage podcast. Photo by Jack Wallace and Noah Parker. 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Facebook Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Linkedin Previous articleTCU Rhino Initiative Club gives voice to dwindling speciesNext articleThe Leap 12/10/19 Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Eastlast_img read more


June 13, 2021 0

Leading woman writer arrested for disseminating “hostile propaganda” online

first_img Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the detention of leading writer and journalist Tran Khai Thanh Thuy, whose arrestment, in Hanoi, for publishing articles critical of the government on the Internet and in the dissident press was announced today by the vietnamese medias. Organisation VietnamAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the detention of leading writer and journalist Tran Khai Thanh Thuy, whose arrestment, in Hanoi, for publishing articles critical of the government on the Internet and in the dissident press was announced today by the vietnamese medias.The authorities said the police caught Thuy in the act of disseminating subversive documents online on 21 April. A portable USB drive containing “libellous” articles was taken from her. She is charged with violating article 88 of the criminal code, which bans the “dissemination of propaganda hostile to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”“The Vietnamese government’s control of the media and Internet is particularly excessive,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There no longer seems to be any limit to the growing hostility it has been displaying towards dissidents since the end of last year. We are dismayed by the harassment of Thuy, who is also one of the editors of the Hanoi-based underground newspaper To Quoc. Her arrest marks a new stage in the crackdown on the dissidents, who last year expressed themselves more freely.”Thuy’s home was already searched on 10 March, and many documents critical of the Vietnamese regime were seized. Thuy is well known in Vietnam for her novels and political essays. In January, she received Human Rights Watch’s Hellman-Hammett prize for “courage in the face of political repression.”During last November’s APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation] meetings in Hanoi, Thuy was one of many dissidents, including journalists writing for independent publications, who were unable to leave their homes because police were stationed outside.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the imminent trial of two lawyers and cyber-dissidents, Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan, who have been held since 6 March on charges of “hostile propaganda.”Vietnam is on the Reporters Without Borders list of [13 Internet Enemies. VietnamAsia – Pacific News April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Vietnam Read our weekly “blog review” and create your blog with Reporters without borders : www.rsfblog.org April 22, 2021 Find out more ————————— Receive email alerts RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang to go further April 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leading woman writer arrested for disseminating “hostile propaganda” online Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison News News RSF_en April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


June 12, 2021 0

CUNA Asks CFPB to Delay TRID Effective Date Until January 1, 2016

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to delay implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule, also called the Know Before You Owe Mortgage Rule, until January 1, 2016.CUNA, which represents America’s credit unions and their more than 100 million members, issued their request in the form of a comment submitted via email on CFPB’s proposal that would delay the effective date of TRID until October 3, 2015. Originally, TRID was scheduled to be implemented on August 1. The CFPB is allowing public comments until Tuesday, July 7, on its proposal to extend the TRID date to October 3.”CUNA believes the additional two month period is a step in the right direction to allow for an orderly transition to the new regulatory regime,” the organization wrote in its comment. “In particular, the extension is welcome given that the current effective date falls during the summer months, which is the busiest time of the year for many credit unions. We would, however, continue our ongoing call to implement a safe harbor for legal liability and enforcement until the end of the year to allow for proper transition to the new regulatory regime. We believe this is appropriate given the magnitude of changes requested by the CFPB.”CFPB announced the proposed amendment in late June to extend the TRID deadline by two months to correct an “administrative error” which necessitated a minimum extension of two weeks. The Bureau had also received many requests from lawmakers, lenders, and other mortgage industry professionals who are concerned with their ability to become fully compliant with the requirements of the rule in time for the original August 1 effective date.CUNA asked it its comment that the effective date of TRID be extended to January 1, 2016, together with a “corresponding safe harbor for legal liability and enforcement beyond the effective date.” The association noted in its comment that may credit unions will need to run dual tracks during the transition in order to provide for loan applications received before the TRID effective date as opposed to loan applications received after the effective date.”Allowing the industry ample time to properly plan for compliance with this major rule will be crucial to ensure proper implementation,” the Association wrote. “This transition will be cumbersome for most, so any additional time will greatly benefit the industry, minimize costs, and provide a smooth transition to the new regulatory regime.”CUNA referred to a June 19 letter the Association wrote to the CFPB in which it requested an exemption from the TRID rule for creditors that make five or fewer mortgages per year, as outlined in the rule’s supplementary information and the September 2014 Small Entity Compliance Guide.”Now that the effective date has been extended, there is adequate time to correct the inconsistency between the text of Regulation Z and the September 2014 Small Entity Compliance Guide and the supplementary information,” the Association wrote. “We urge the CFPB to address this issue so that the lending operations of credit unions are not negatively impacted and members can continue to receive financial services to meet their needs.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: NetDirector Launches Integration With Fannie Mae’s Default Managing Reporting System Next: Delinquency Rate Sees Largest Monthly Increase Since November 2014 CUNA Asks CFPB to Delay TRID Effective Date Until January 1, 2016 Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: CFPB Credit Unions CUNA TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule TRID Rule The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago July 6, 2015 1,172 Views CFPB Credit Unions CUNA TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule TRID Rule 2015-07-06 Brian Honeacenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Home / Daily Dose / CUNA Asks CFPB to Delay TRID Effective Date Until January 1, 2016 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more


May 31, 2021 0

Investigation launched into overnight aggravated burglary

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter By News Highland – March 29, 2021 Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Police are appealing for information following the report of an aggravated burglary in Derry last night. Police received a report shortly before 10.30pm that a man entered a flat on Spencer Road, armed with what was described as a ‘carving knife’. It was reported once inside the property, some type of altercation occurred between the suspect and the occupants of the flat.It was reported the occupants disarmed the suspect who then made off on foot. Thankfully, there have been no reports of any physical injuries.A 31-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of offences, including attempted grievous bodily harm, and he remains in custody this morning, assisting with enquiries.Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call detectives at Strand Road on 101.center_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articlePop-up testing centres will lead to increase in Covid casesNext articleCalls for introduction of wildflower gardens in Council owned estates News Highland Investigation launched into overnight aggravated burglary Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more


May 25, 2021 0

Dynamical drivers of the local wind regime in a Himalayan valley

first_imgUnderstanding the local valley wind regimes in the Hindu‐Kush Karakoram Himalaya is vital for future predictions of the glacio‐hydro‐meteorological system. Here the Weather Research and Forecasting model is employed at a resolution of 1 km to investigate the forces driving the local valley wind regime in a river basin in the Nepalese Himalaya, during July 2013 and January 2014. Comparing with observations shows that the model represents the diurnal cycle of the winds well, with strong daytime up‐valley winds and weak nighttime winds in both months. A momentum budget analysis of the model output shows that in the summer run the physical drivers of the near‐surface valley wind also have a clear diurnal cycle, and are dominated by the pressure gradient, advection, and turbulent vertical mixing, as well as a non‐physical numerical diffusion term. By contrast, the drivers in the winter run have a less consistent diurnal cycle. In both months, the pressure gradient, advection, numerical diffusion and Coriolis terms dominate up to 5000 m above the ground. The drivers are extremely variable over the valley, and also influenced by the presence of glaciers. When glaciers are removed from the model in the summer run, the wind continues further up the valley, indicating how the local valley winds might respond to future glacier shrinkage. The spatial variability of the drivers over both months is consistent with the complex topography in the basin, which must therefore be well represented in weather and regional climate models to generate accurate outputs.last_img read more


May 9, 2021 0

Belvoir announces major acquisition

first_imgBelvoir has added a further 31 offices to its network by acquiring Newton Fallowell in the East Midlands.The deal to buy Newton Fallowell, one of the largest estate agents in the East Midlands, is subject to completion later this month but does look set to go-ahead.Dorian Gonsalves (left of picture), Belvoir’s Director of Commercial and Franchising, described the pending acquisition of Newton Fallowell, which has its head office in Grantham, plus a further 30 franchised offices in various locations around the UK, as a “golden strategic opportunity” for his company.The additional Newton Fallowell offices will bring the total in the Belvoir network to 193, which will put Belvoir firmly into the top five largest lettings and estate agency chains in the country, according to Gonsalves.He commented, “When Belvoir floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2012 we made a clear promise to our network and our investors that we would reach 200 offices before the end of 2016. With further acquisitions in the pipeline, this puts us well ahead of our target.“The opportunity for Belvoir to acquire Newton Fallowell represented a clear strategic fit with our acquisition policy, and there are obvious complementary strengths in lettings and estate agency. The acquisition also demonstrates Belvoir’s commitment to significantly increasing its market presence and continuing to develop the network with multi-brand franchises.”Mark Newton (right of picture), Chief Executive of Newton Fallowell, who founded the company in 1999, has decided to stay on in his role for the next two years, and possibly beyond, as will Finance Director Andrew Derry and Marketing and IT Director David Newton.Speaking of the acquisition, Newton said, “I am delighted, as Newton Fallowell and Belvoir both have their Central Offices in Grantham, and have both been in business for a similar number of years, growing incrementally alongside each other, and in many ways I would say that this is a business match that was made in heaven.“I will be remaining with the business, which will continue to be run by the same people in a similar manner, but will have the added strength and support of Belvoir as its parent company. This will have a very positive impact on our franchise owners who can only benefit from being part of such a large and successful company. Similarly, our strength and expertise in estate agency, which has been carefully developed over many years, can only help to enhance brand Belvoir, so this is a very exciting milestone for the business.”Newton Fallowell acquisition Blvoir July 16, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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 » Agencies & People » Belvoir announces major acquisition previous nextAgencies & PeopleBelvoir announces major acquisitionBelvoir has acquired Newton Fallowell, adding 31 branches to its networkJUNGLEdrum16th July 20150548 Viewslast_img read more


May 7, 2021 0

Government rejects agent’s petition calling for tenant fees cap

first_imgThe Government has rejected a petition signed by nearly 10,400 agents that proposed a tenant fees cap instead of an outright ban.Started by 29-year-old letting agent Rob Farrelly (pictured, below) who began his own business Friend & Farrelly Property Services eight years ago, e-petition 206569 was signed by agents all over the UK.In its response to the e-petition, the Government has revealed its determination to plough on with its draft Tenant Fees Bill published on 1st November, saying it wants to see a rental market in which landlords and not tenants are the primary customer of agents.As well as reiterating its belief that a fees ban will improve transparency and affordability for renters, and that fees are still not clear or explained, it claims that “many letting agents and landlords acknowledge that fees charged to tenants are currently not at a level that is justifiable and agree that intervention is necessary”.“The Government does not believe that a cap would be effective and is likely to lead to a race to the top in terms of fees charged. A ban is easier to understand and enforce.”Agents are also able to see a glimpse of the future shape of the industry from the response to the e-petition, which admits that agents will have to reconsider their business models when the bill comes into force, at the earliest in April next year.This, the Government says, will give agents time to “negotiate their contracts”Tenant feesAlso, the Government expects more landlords to shop around for the service they want from letting agents and that therefore those which offer the best value for money will survive, while those that don’t are likely to go under.It also says a fees ban will squeeze out rogue agents, who will no longer be able to “exploit their position between landlords and tenants”.The response by the Government will now be considered by the Petitions Committee of 11 MPs and, if it reaches 100,000 signatures, be debated in Parliament.Read what the e-petition’s author thinks of the government response.       letting fees ban Letting fees ban petition letting agents letting fees cap tenant fees cap landlords Rob Farrelly tenant fees ban Tenant Fees Bill e-petition e-petition 206569 February 21, 2018Nigel LewisOne commentDD , RRPM RRPM 21st February 2018 at 2:21 pmThe response from the Government was pathetic.The draft Tenant Fees Bill reflects feedback from the eight week public consultation (April – June 2017), which received over 4,700 responses. More than 9 out of 10 tenants who responded to the consultation backed the action to ban letting fees.The above consultation is quite frankly ludicrous – of course 9/10 tenants are going to back a consultation that means they don’t have to pay for administration charges – I’m sure the outcome would be equally similar if they started a consultation to ban a tv licence, road tax or council tax.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 » Government rejects agent’s petition calling for tenant fees cap previous nextRegulation & LawGovernment rejects agent’s petition calling for tenant fees capMinistry is to press ahead with a total ban on tenant fees and says many agents accept fees are unfair and that ban will squeeze out rogue operators.Nigel Lewis21st February 20181 Comment6,649 Viewslast_img read more


May 7, 2021 0