Local churches begin to ‘Explore God’

first_imgTraveler brings exploratory exhibition to Fort Worth Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Twitter + posts Madison McCorkle Twitter First Christian Church doubles as downtown eye clinic Facebook Madison McCorklehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-mccorkle/ ReddIt Madison McCorklehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-mccorkle/ Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin Water scams threaten Fort Worth residents Local churches begin to ‘Explore God’ Previous articleHorned Frogs face Hawaii in NCAA Tournament matchupNext articleLive blog: SGA Meeting Dec. 1, 2015 Madison McCorkle RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Madison McCorklehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-mccorkle/ Madison McCorklehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-mccorkle/ printChurches around Fort Worth are joining in a conversation to answer questions about creation and the world that religion has established.The conversation was started by an Austin based organization called Explore God. The Explore God site offers free resources in the form of videos and articles by people from all over the world giving their insight on the topics.Camille Rodriquez, the Chief Operating Officer of the Explore God Network said the website and resources launched in 2011, however the idea had been coming together for years, aiming towards facilitating honest and meaningful conversations.Here in Fort Worth, churches have joined the Explore God Network and are hosting small discussion groups for those interested in getting answers and sharing opinions. The DFW Community Outreach Initiative had 412 churches registered as participating, with many more holding public or private discussion groups, Rodriquez said.“Anytime you can have that many groups come together across denominational and geographic lines, it’s a huge statement of unity,” said RodriquezMark Polley of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church said their Wednesday evening discussion groups are open to all.“We usually have dinner as a group at 6:30 p.m. then we watch the videos and hold open discussion, ending around 8:45-9 p.m.,” said Polley.Other discussion groups and churches in the Fort Worth area can be found on the Explore God website. Free resources are also posted on their website for group or individual exploration.Rodriquez said feedback from the DFW community has been very positive thus far.“The folks in Dallas and Fort Worth really came together to make this happen,” said Rodriquez. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Alam Sutera to reduce foreign exchange exposure amid plan to issue $485m global bonds

first_imgThe foreign exchange loss also largely contributed to the company’s total loss of Rp 512.5 billion from January-June, compared to the Rp 158.7 billion profit it posted in the same period in 2019.“We are taking into account the foreign exchange factor during our refinancing efforts. After that, we will hedge our position so we will receive compensation if the rupiah weakens,” Joseph said during a press briefing held by the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX).The global bonds are expected to carry maximum annual coupons of 13 percent.Alam Sutera has two maturing global bonds, with the first bond amounting to $115 million with 11.5 percent interest due in April next year and $370 million bonds with 6.6 percent interest due in April 2022. Publicly listed property developer PT Alam Sutera Realty has vowed to reduce its foreign exchange exposure toward the US dollar in the long run despite the company’s plan to issue a maximum US$485 million in global bonds.Alam Sutera president director Joseph Sanusi Tjong said on Aug. 28 that the company would hedge its liquidity after issuing the global bonds to prevent additional loss from foreign exchange. The global bonds are part of the company’s refinancing effort for its maturing bonds.Alam Sutera posted Rp 271.5 billion (US$18.5 million) in foreign exchange loss during the first half of 2020, a turnaround from the Rp 122.2 billion profit it posted in the same period last year, the company’s financial report showed. Ratings agency Fitch recently downgraded Alam Sutera’s long-term issuer default rating, as well as its two maturing bonds to CCC- from B-, amid the heightened liquidity risk due to the company’s limited progress in securing the maturing bonds’ refinancing.Alam Sutera has appointed PT UBS Sekuritas Indonesia and PT JP Morgan Sekuritas Indonesia as underwriters for the upcoming global bonds and is continuing preparations for the bonds issuance, according to Joseph.Joseph added that the company was committed to reducing dollar-denominated debts into a more balanced level and aims to convert part of the debts into the rupiah to reduce the exposure.“The company remains committed to slowly reducing dollar debt exposure. We are also hoping to convert a portion of these debts into the rupiah,” he said.The company’s cash assets stood at Rp 888 billion as of June this year, a 26.7 percent dive from Rp 1.2 trillion by the end of 2019.Joseph also stated that he expected lower gross sales and net income this year due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Regarding this year’s top line and bottom line [growth], we believe it will be lower compared to last year’s number. We have conditioned our company with the current property industry’s cycle by selling our products at a lower price,” he said.Alam Sutera posted Rp 919.5 billion in revenue in the first half of the year, down 28.9 percent from Rp 1.28 trillion in the same period last year.Meanwhile, the property developer posted a slight increase in marketing sales during the first half of 2020 at Rp 1.36 trillion, from Rp1.34 trillion during the same period last year. The company aims to book Rp 2.5 trillion in marketing sales this year.Alam Sutera investor relations officer Tasha Remisha said the company would also reduce its capital expenditure as it had acquired sufficient land banks for development.“We will not aggressively acquire land anymore because our land bank has reached a sustainable level for the next 30 years,” she said.The company’s capital expenditure for land banks has dropped from Rp 1.08 trillion in 2017 to Rp 423 billion in 2019, according to Alam Sutera’s presentation.Topics :last_img read more

Chelsea manager not bothered by higher expectations

first_imgChelsea manager Frank Lampard is not bothered by higher expectations at the club this season. The Blues boss knows that he cannot be content with a top-four finish. Given the club’s huge spending spree this summer, fans, the board and owner Roman Abramovich will be expecting a title challenge and trophies. And Lampard is not bothered by those aspirations. “No matter what goes on at the club, there will always be pressures,” Lampard told reporters during a virtual press conference.Advertisement “I thrive off those pressures and I enjoy them. I understand the different nature of pressure coming this year. It is why I love doing it. “I didn’t come into this job to fight for fourth place, although I know last year that it was an achievement and one of the goals that we set out to. I didn’t come in just to bring academy players into the first-team and say I made debuts for this many players; I came here to win. read also:Lampard hands Willian’s No.10 jersey to Chelsea star “Any club at our level has to try and tick the major boxes and recruitment is a huge part of that. Last year we weren’t able to recruit in a big way. I wasn’t able to bring in players I felt might be helpful for the way I wanted to go and the style I wanted to play. “This year, I have been able to have some impact on that. But the club has, more importantly, being able to make decisions to bring in players. It changes the landscape, yes, but I am excited by that as much as feeling the pressure. I am ready to go and work.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Cora Bessie Moffett, 89

first_imgCora Bessie Moffett, 89, of Greensburg passed away on April 15, 2020 at Arbor Grove in Greensburg. She was born on December 7, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Arie Eber and Henrietta (Gilbert) Adams.   Cora was a graduate of Napoleon High School. She married Joe L. Moffett on July 18, 1953 and together they had one daughter Tonya. Cora was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Eastern Star, and the Red Hat Society.Survivors include: Daughter, Tonya (Kenny) Nobbe; Grandchildren, Danielle Follett, Desirae (Michael) Moore and Gabe (Jackie) Nobbe; Brother, Eric Adams; Sister, Ella Miller; Sister in Law, Chris Adams; Great Grandchildren, Chalya Cox, Jessie Follett, Aiden Moore, Pearl Moore, Henry Nobbe and Caroline Nobbe. Great Great Grandchild Cloe Robertson. She was preceded in death by her Parents; Husband, Joe Moffett; Great Grandson, Mason Moore; Brothers, George Adams, Ebert John Adams, and Ebert Adams Jr.; Sisters, Gladys Pileri, Jayne Oxley, Barbara Toops and Dolly Adams.Due to the current health concerns there will be no public services. Burial was held at Mt. Aerie Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Union Baptist Church, c/o Debbie Martin, 380 W. CR 400 S., Greensburg, IN 47240. To help the family with their grieving leave an online condolences at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

Keane bows out with farewell goal

first_imgIn transfer news last night, three Irish internationals were involved in deadline day moves.Jeff Hendrick has joined Burnley from Derby County for a club record fee of 10.5 million pounds.Meanwhile, Aiden McGeady joined Preston North End on a season-long loan, and Eunan O’Kane joined Leeds United from Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee. Ireland’s record goal-scorer and most-capped player marked his final appearance in green with a 68th – and final international goal, during last night’s 4-0 win over Oman.Keane says he couldn’t have hoped for a better farewell.last_img