Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileGolden Star Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company which owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine and Wassa underground mine in Ghana as well as a carbon-in-leach processing plant located near Tarkwa, Ghana. The gold mining company also has interests in the Bogoso gold mining and processing operation, Prestea open-pit mining operations and the Prestea underground development project located near Prestea, Ghana. Golden Star Resources Limited holds and manages interests in various gold exploration properties in Ghana and Brazil. Its headquarters are in Toronto, Canada. Golden Star Resources Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 3 reasons why the FTSE 100 could crash below 7,000 points in 2020 Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 29th December, 2019 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m pretty optimistic about the FTSE 100‘s prospects for 2020, but then I’ve always been bullish about shares based on my long-term view. But that doesn’t always work well in the shorter term, so what things might prove my optimism wrong?BrexitI have to start with Brexit. Alhough Boris Johnson’s withdrawal bill has passed parliament and we’re finally due to leave on 31 January, we’re still depending on less than a year of negotiations over what kind of trade deal we’ll get with the EU. And now that the PM has rushed into law a prohibition on that process going beyond 2020, fears of reverting to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules are back.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…Economists think a WTO situation would seriously damage the economy, and if that happens, it’s almost certain to hurt UK-centric businesses. I can see share prices turning sharply downwards again, with the banking sector being hard hit. I’d also expect a resulting weakening in house prices damaging shares in housebuilders and closely related companies.A possible upside is that global shares on the FTSE 100 could see their share prices gain if the pound crashes (which I expect it would), as they’re essentially valued in US dollars.World tradeResorting to global stocks with worldwide reach might not be much of a safety measure if world trade disputes continue, however. The source of the international woes is Donald Trump’s escalating trade tariff wars with China, where he doesn’t appear to understand how tariffs work. He seems to think that China would pay for the import duties and not American consumers, and didn’t appear to foresee retaliatory actions that are hurting American exporters.The whole thing is really just setting world free trade back into the dark ages of isolationism and protectionism, and a number of economic commentators are suggesting we’re on the cusp of a downwards turning point for the US economy. Manufacturing output in the US is weakening, and job growth appears to be slowing — and a tough economic spell in the US would affect the whole world and its stock markets, including the FTSE 100.Earnings downturnOne bright point of 2019 has been the high level of FTSE 100 dividends, with a quarter of the stocks in the index recently offering yields of better than 6%. That’s great for income seekers, and there are plenty of dividend stocks I find very attractive. But everything depends on the reliability of those dividends and the strength of the earnings that lie behind them.And a number of observers are asking whether we’re heading for a downturn in the earnings cycle and resulting downwards pressure on dividends. If we should see dividends being pared back as 2020 progresses, that could harm sentiment towards stocks in general and pull the Footsie down.StrategyWhat would I do to protect my stock portfolio from these possibilities? Well, nothing, because for one thing I remain a long-term optimist.I’m just going to carry on with my usual strategy of investing in good companies paying reliable dividends, as they’ll outlive politicians. And who knows — I still think we’ll get an EU trade deal, and there’s a US presidential election in 2020. 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“This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Kirsteen Mackay | Saturday, 25th July, 2020 | More on: CNA Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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 Utility business and British Gas owner Centrica (LSE:CNA) has been suffering in recent months as Covid-19 has plagued its operations. It has cut 5,000 jobs and its share price has been slipping. Nonetheless, the Centrica share price enjoyed a spectacular rise yesterday morning. This was on the back of the news that it is selling its North American business Direct Energy to NRG Energy for around £2.85bn. This was a significantly higher valuation than expected and great news for the group’s bottom line.Getting out of North AmericaThe Centrica share price jumped over 30% on opening. The major benefit to Centrica getting rid of Direct Energy is that it can use the proceeds to greatly reduce its debt, while simultaneously contributing to its £522m pension deficit. It also seems like a good time to be getting out of the North American market, where there is no sign of the pandemic slowing. Lockdowns have reduced industrial demand for energy, and this has been bad for Centrica’s business.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…The FTSE 250 company, which lost its place in the FTSE 100 index last month, has a market capitalisation of £2.8bn, earnings per share are negative, and it is not expected to pay out a dividend in 2020. Along with the announcement of the sale, the company reported a half-year loss of £135m. Centrica put this down to the coronavirus pandemic, low commodity prices, and warm weather. On an adjusted basis, underlying profit dropped 14% to £56m.Competition is rife in the utilities sector and consumers enticed by lower prices routinely switch provider. In recent years this has made it difficult for Centrica to stay ahead of the game. Earnings for the first half of the year fell by 19%. Over 62,000 British Gas customers left the company during this time.While Centrica’s consumer division made a profit, its business division made a substantial operating loss of £4m. It had previously noted its plans to sell Spirit Energy and its nuclear power business, but for now, those are on hold. I think getting rid of these would further boost the Centrica share price.Is the Centrica share price stabilising?The sale of Direct Energy will go a long way to eradicating net debt. It should also help with streamlining its operations, improving its balance sheet and preparing its transition to a carbon neutral society with confidence. Upon approval from regulators and shareholders, the sale is expected to complete before the end of the year.The Centrica share price has been trending downwards for the past seven years. As it has undoubtedly been at an all-time low since the March market crash, some now see this stock as oversold. There’s no doubt it still has a rocky road ahead, but the sale of Direct Energy is definitely a move in the right direction. I think the future sale of Spirit Energy and its nuclear division would offer further stability, but it could be some time before that happens. As the company concentrates its efforts on improving its customer base in the UK and Ireland, it may be an opportune time for risk-taking investors. Nevertheless, I would approach with caution as a second wave of coronavirus could cause further trouble ahead. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Can the Centrica share price maintain its recent rise? I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Mike Phillips – Playing France always seems to bring out the best in the scrum-half and he had an extra spark about him from the first whistle. Troubled France with his physicality and made a couple of good breaks – just needs to work on his speed getting the ball away from the breakdown.Face-off: Mike Phillips and Louis PicamolesColdGethin Jenkins – An improved performance from last weekend but his lack of game time at Toulon is showing. Wales were penalised heavily at the scrum and while Jenkins was a nuisance at ruck time, his ability to last 80 minutes is still being questioned.Dan Biggar – This is harsh on the fly-half, who put his body on the line in defence and set up the try, but there were too many kicking errors – straight out, too long – for him to put serious pressure on the other contenders for that Lions No 10 shirt.StatsFrance No 8 Louis Picamoles – or should that be Louis Pic-and-go – topped the ball carries with 16 and made the most metres with 79.Wales made four line breaks to France’s two but it was pretty even elsewhere – France made 291 metres to Wales’ 293 and 113 carries to 110, while possession was shared 50-50.Scorers LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS France – Pens: Michalak 2.Wales – Try: North. Con: Halfpenny. Pen: Halfpenny 3. NOT FOR FEATURED Over and out: Wales wing George North dives across the line to score the only try of the game in ParisBy Sarah Mockford at Stade de FranceIn a nutshellThis was a drab game, full of errors and lacking inspiration, with little to entertain as players trudged from scrum to scrum. In fact, it looked like the pitch – cutting up as if a bunch of soon-to-be Findus lasagnes had stormed across it – was going to be the main talking point until George North dived over the line. That try broke the deadlock after an insipid 72 minutes and from there Wales closed out a memorable win against a dire French side.France had their chances but continually chose the wrong option. They seemed bereft of ideas and almost looked afraid to back themselves in the second half. Les Bleus may have been tipped as Six Nations champs, but now they’re bottom of the table and have more chance of picking up the wooden spoon.Celebrate: Jonathan Davies and Jamie RobertsKey momentThere was only one standout moment in the whole 80 minutes and that was North’s try. Dan Biggar put a deft chip behind the French defence, North somehow collected the ball and dove over the line. It was a great finish from the winger in a tight space and the score proved to be the difference.Star manLeigh Halfpenny has been Wales’ most consistent performer for 12 months and he didn’t let his standards drop at the Stade de France. He may have had a kick charged down early on, but he was as safe as ever at the back, attacked the gain-line in the second half and nailed two crucial kicks – the touchline conversion of North’s try and a subsequent long-range penalty to take the game beyond France’s reach.Lions watch – HotRyan Jones – Back from injury and, if you’ll excuse the cliché, he really led from the front. Carried strongly, defended heartily, kept his team fired up and even put in an impressive kick to touch.Andrew Coombs – Okay, he may be a long way from the Lions reckoning but he is doing his utmost to push his case. After a solid debut last week, he impressed again here, particularly with his work in defence.
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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Vista aérea del campamento de refugiados en Yida. Foto de Robin Denney.[Episcopal News Service] Yida, el mayor campamento de refugiados de Sudán del Sur, se extiende por kilómetros. Es el hogar de más de 64.000 de los 206.000 refugiados de la República del Sudán que han huido de los bombardeos y las agresiones contra civiles llevadas a cabo por el gobierno de Jartum desde junio de 2011. El campamento de Yida mismo fue bombardeado el 10 de noviembre de 2011 con un saldo de 12 refugiados muertos.A sólo 20 kilómetros de la volátil frontera entre Sudán y Sudán del Sur, el campamento de Yida presencia un flujo constante de casi 200 refugiados por día, que vienen de la región de las montañas de Nuba (estado de Kordofán del Sur) en el Sudán. Grupos rebeldes en los estados de Darfur, Kordofán del Sur y Nilo Azul se han unido contra el gobierno de Jartum, las Fuerzas Armadas Sudanesas (SAF, por su sigla en inglés), que atacan indiscriminadamente a rebeldes y civiles en esas zonas.“Matan a todo el mundo, cristianos y musulmanes. Queman casas, iglesias y escuelas. Matan a la gente. Lanzan bombas. Hace sólo dos días los soldados llegaron a mi zona [en las montañas de Nuba] y mataron a una persona y quemaron algunas casas”, dijo el Rdo. Ameka Yousif, un pastor que ha vivido en el campamento de Yida desde febrero. “[En las montañas de Nuba] cuando la gente ve los aviones corre a esconderse. Los bombardeos ocurren casi todos los días”.Algunos niños se reúnen en una iglesia de la Iglesia Episcopal de Sudán en el campamento de refugiados en Yida. Foto de Robin Denney.El campamento de Yida sigue creciendo, en tanto los ataques de parte de las SAF en las montañas de Nuba han aumentado en intensidad durante el último mes. La ONU espera que la población del campamento ascienda a 90.000 personas para fines de año.En enero de 2011, se celebró un referendo en el que los ciudadanos del sur del Sudán decidieron por abrumadora mayoría separarse del norte y convertirse en una nación independiente. Seis meses después, el 9 de julio de 2011, nació la República de Sudán del Sur. El referendo quedó especificado en un Acuerdo de Paz Global (CPA, por su sigla en inglés) —firmado en 2005 entre el gobierno del Sudán, en el norte, que tiene su sede en Jartum, y el Movimiento Popular de Liberación del Sudán en el sur— que le puso fin a una guerra civil que duró décadas, que le costó la vida a más de 2 millones de personas y se calcula que desplazó a otros 7 millones.Aunque las condiciones en el terreno han mejorado en gran parte del Sudán del Sur desde el referendo, el conflicto a lo largo de la frontera, especialmente en las zonas en disputa, se ha intensificado.Provenientes de algunas aldeas en las montañas de Nuba, comunidades enteras se han mudado a Yida, explicaba Yousif. “Pero algunas personas rehúsan irse. Dicen ‘éste es mi lugar, moriré aquí’”.Cuatro mil miembros de la Diócesis de Kadugli de la Iglesia Episcopal del Sudán residen ahora en el campamento de Yida. Tienen cuatro iglesias organizadas en diferentes partes del campamento, y siete sacerdotes. Las iglesias de la IES están compuestas de muchas tribus que adoran juntas. Se apoyan unos a otros en oración y ayuda a los más vulnerables entre ellos, especialmente las viudas y los huérfanos.“La Iglesia está creciendo, he bautizado a cuarenta nuevos creyentes este mes”, dijo el Rdo. Ali Haroun, pastor principal de la IES en Yida. Cuando le preguntan por qué la gente asiste a la iglesia en este lugar desesperado, Haroun respondió: “ven como nos cuidamos mutuamente”.La clínica sanitaria gratuita dirigida por la Iglesia Episcopal del Sudán en el campamento de refugiados de Yida. Foto de Robin Denney.Las condiciones en el campamento son precarias. En julio, la tasa de mortalidad diaria fue de tres muertes por cada 10.000 niños menores de cinco años, y una muerte por cada 10.000 adultos. En agosto, la tasa se redujo a una muerte por cada 10.000 niños por día, lo cual, según datos de la ONU, es el umbral de la situación de emergencia.“La ración de alimento, cuatro latas de sorgo por persona al mes, no es suficiente”, dijo Yousif. “La gente cambia parte de su sorgo por sal y jabón, y luego la ración se le acaba antes del mes. Moler también resulta caro, por consiguiente muchas personas sencillamente mastican los granos”.Hay varios puestos médicos en Yida donde las personas pueden ser atendidas, pero las colas son largas.“A veces las personas pueden estar esperando el día entero y les dicen que regresen el día siguiente. El día siguiente puede ser demasiado tarde para ellos”, dijo Kukuri Mathias, enfermera y miembro de la IES.En Yida hay siete enfermeras titulares y seis auxiliares que son miembros de la IES. En respuesta a la urgente necesidad de atención médica, administran una clínica gratuita. Levantaron una sencilla estructura de paja con dos camas donde pueden ingresar a pacientes. Con donaciones de los refugiados, enviaron a alguien que recorrió tres días a pie a través de un territorio inundado para llegar a Pariang, el pueblo más cercano a Yida, para comprar medicinas. Estas medicinas ahora se han terminado.La Agencia Sudanesa de Desarrollo y Socorro (SUDRA, por su sigla en inglés), con la cooperación de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales y de Esperanza Internacional, busca obtener más apoyo para los refugiados de Yida. Al presente, algunos medicamentos de SUDRA están en camino a Yida. Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales no tardará en enviar asistencia adicional en apoyo al trabajo que la SUDRA realiza allí. Pero se necesita más.Puesto que Yida se clasifica como un campamento provisional, la agencia de las Naciones Unidas para los refugiados (UNHCR, por su sigla en inglés) no ofrece ayuda para la agricultura o la educación. Desesperados por obtener más comida, los refugiados en Yida han plantado alrededor de sus casas semillas que trajeron consigo desde las montañas de Nuba, pero las herramientas disponibles son escasas y se encuentran dispersas. Ansiosos de educarse, los refugiados han organizados escuelas comunitarias, con maestros voluntarios. La mayoría de los maestros carece de la preparación adecuada, y los materiales son tan pocos que más de cien personas se enraciman en torno a un pequeño pizarrón. Estas escuelas improvisadas sirven tan sólo a una pequeña fracción de los que desean educarse.Una escuela organizada por la comunidad ofrece instrucción en el campamento de refugiados de Yida. Foto de Robin Denney.“Mi primera prioridad es la educación, y la segunda es la agricultura” reportó el obispo Andudu Adam Elnail, obispo de la diócesis de Kadugli, que incluye las montañas de Nuba, luego de su reciente visita al campamento de Yida. La mayoría de las personas de la diócesis de Kadugli se encuentran desplazadas, ya sea en el campamento o en las montañas”.Las fuerzas del gobierno quemaron los edificios de la catedral y de las oficinas diocesanas de la diócesis de Kadugli hace más de un año. También querían matar al obispo, pero él se encontraba en Estados Unidos en ese momento donde había ido a recibir tratamiento médico. Mientras se encontraba en EE.UU., testificó ante el Subcomité sobre África de la Cámara de Representantes, ocasión en la que dijo: “si no hubiera estado aquí hoy para testificar ante ustedes, no sé si estaría ahora en una fosa común en Kadugli”.La guerra civil en Sudán se extendió más allá de las montañas de Nuba, para incluir también los estados de Darfur y de Nilo Azul. Aproximadamente 655.000 sudaneses se han visto desplazados de los estados de Nilo Azul y Kordofán del Sur.Mukesh Kapila , ex coordinador de la ONU para el Sudán, dijo que el conflicto actual en Kordofán del Sur es aun peor que el famoso genocidio de Darfur que comenzó en 2003. Pruebas videográficas encontradas por los rebeldes y divulgadas por Al Jazeera muestran a soldados del gobierno recibiendo instrucciones de que no dejaran vivo a nadie. El Proyecto Basta también ha reunido pruebas de fosas comunes. Debido a que la ONU y las organizaciones humanitarias han sido excluidas de la zona por el gobierno de Jartum, no hay cifras sólidas respecto a las miles de personas que han muerto. Pero resulta clara que se requiere una acción urgente de parte de la comunidad internacional para frenar la violencia y garantizar la ayuda humanitaria.– Robin Denney de la Diócesis de El Camino Real fue misionera episcopal en el Sudán de 2009 a 2011 y sirvió como asesora de agricultura a la Iglesia Episcopal del Sudán. Regresó recientemente a Sudán del Sur para visitar algunos proyectos agrícolas de la Iglesia y el campamento de refugiados de Yida.Pasos a seguir que se sugieren:Orar por la Diócesis de Kadugli, por el obispo Andudu y por todos los desplazados por el conflicto en el Sudán.Hacer donaciones a Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales para apoyar la campaña de socorro en el campamento de Yida, y otros campos de refugiados en Sudán del Sur.Mantenerse informados mediante los noticieros en Internet, o suscribiéndose a los comunicados masivos semanales por internet de Amigos Americanos de la Iglesia Episcopal del Sudán (AFRECS, por su sigla en inglés) [email protected] Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Por Robin DenneyPosted Oct 12, 2012 Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Hacia Sudán del Sur para escapar del genocidio
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Act out your child’s favorite book.Add a fun twist to a healthy dessert — turn your fruit salad into a fruit pizza instead! (Watch our fruit pizza video to learn how.)Braid lanyard key chains to make fun gifts for friends and family.Bring out the pots and pans and practice drumming skills.Build an indoor tent or fort with couches and some bed sheets.Build new structures and objects out of LEGOs (without using the instructions).Compose a poem (e.g., haiku, sonnet, etc.).Create beautiful works of sand art with homemade colored sand. (See the video above.)Design — and fill in — your own mad libs.Establish your own secret language and handshake that only you know.Exercise those finger-painting skills by trying to replicate a famous painting.Host a watercolor night where everyone paints their favorite (fill-in-the-blank).Learn how to make origami.Make friendship bracelets.Organize a movie night. (Plan for it by drawing tickets, making popcorn and setting up the room like a theater.)Publish a pretend newspaper.Pull out the costume box, put on funny clothes, and have a photo shoot.Put together a jigsaw puzzle.Reminisce about your favorite family vacation and draw pictures of everything you did to make a book.Send letters to soldiers — a thoughtful note will brighten their day!Sew a pillow. Just grab some fabric, scissors, stuffing and a needle and thread.Show them how to make a vision board.Track down some old socks and draw faces on them to make sock puppets — then put on a show!Try your hand at making paper crafts. (Need inspiration? Watch our step-by-step paper crafts video tutorial.)Upgrade bathtime with homemade bath fizzies. (All you need to do is combine citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch.)Whip up some homemade play dough.Write a letter to someone special (e.g., Grandma, Santa, the Tooth Fairy, your child’s favorite athlete, etc.) and help them mail it.For Foodies-in-the-Making Bake cookies for the neighbors or your family members.Cook an entire meal — or a full day’s worth of meals — together. (Watch our video on healthy dinner ideas to get some inspiration.)Lay out a tasting platter of new and exotic foods to try.Make homemade ice cream sandwiches. (Need inspiration? Watch the video above.)Pick out a “no-bake” recipe to try. (Fresh fruit popsicles, anyone?)Practice good table manners by pretending to go out to a fancy restaurant (at your own kitchen table).Read a simple, kid-friendly cookbook together — and maybe even pick out a couple recipes to make later!Set up a make-your-own-sundae station.For Kids Who Love to LearnAsk “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and then plan your day around that career. (e.g., What would a fireman wear? What would a teacher do?)Count and roll loose change lying around the house.Discover a new card game.Explore the world with Google Maps — find your home, your child’s school, favorite spots, etc.Head to your local library to catch a storytime session or peruse the shelves for a new read.Learn magic tricks.Memorize all 50 state capitals.Teach yourselves the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet.Test your memory — try to recite all 50 U.S. states in alphabetical order.Try your hand at brainteasers, such as Sudoku, crossword puzzles, and word searches.Turn on the radio and play “Name That Tune.”Visit an interactive museum.Work on piecing together your family tree. By Kayla Mossient of care.com“I’m bored!” UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! TAGSback-to-school Previous articleOn this day in history: Johnson signs Medicare into lawNext articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Manager needed Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No matter whether you’re a parent, babysitter, nanny, or even a mother’s helper, chances are good that you’re all too familiar with this phrase. The question is: How do you handle it?When kids are bored, the best thing for parents and child care providers to do is help them identify ways in which they can entertain themselves. Aim for activities that engage the senses and are at the right level of difficulty (e.g., not too easy, not too challenging). Create a “boredom box” with coloring books, action figures, and a puzzle to encourage independent play when a child says she’s bored. Update this every few months with a new kit activity book.If you’re looking for a new activity to do together, here are 101 great ideas for when your little one whines, “I’m bored!” We’ve divided them into two categories: “Indoor Activities” and “Outdoor Activities.” We even included a city-by-city guide of actual activities you can do around town — for free (or almost free)!Indoor ActivitiesFor Active KidsConstruct an indoor obstacle course.Find a kids yoga tutorial on Youtube and follow along!Help your child rearrange their bedroom.Break out Twister and hold an epic tournament in your living room.Play lily-pad leap with small rugs and towels strategically placed throughout the playroom or living room.Play Hot Potato — use anything from a bean bag to a bar of soap.Put on some music and have yourself a dance party.Set up your own DIY bowling lane. (Here’s how: Spray-paint two-liter bottles to use as bowling pins and a handy soccer ball as a bowling ball.)Start a game of “Simon Says” — it’s a classic that never gets old.For Creative Kids Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Blow homemade bubbles. (Just mix 1 cup granulated soap or soap powder, 1 quart warm water, and liquid food coloring. And voila!)Construct a sun dial.Create cool-looking bubble paint prints.Draw cool murals on your sidewalk with your own homemade ice chalk. (Check out our “How to Make Ice Chalk” video to learn how.)Dress up in last year’s Halloween costumes and have a costume parade through your neighborhood.Pick flowers (from your own garden, of course) and create a flower arrangement for the dining room table.Take a walk around the neighborhood and let the kids take pictures (with a disposable camera) of the things that they see.Upgrade your white T-shirts with some tie-dye! (See the video above.)For Kids Who Love to LearnGet messy with some science experiments! (e.g., Make a paper mache volcano and mix baking soda and vinegar for an explosive reaction!)Google popular constellations. At night, head outdoors to spot natures bountiful creations.Head to the local farmers’ market and look for interesting products you’ve never seen before.Put together your very own time capsule to bury in the backyard.Set up a lemonade stand.For Outdoorsy Kids Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Outdoor ActivitiesFor Active KidsCool off at the municipal pool.Go to a mini golf course and play a round or two.Hold your own a sack race. (You can also use pillowcases for this.)Jump rope.Make your very own slip ‘n’ slide.Organize an at-home field day, complete with tug of war and team colors.Plan an eye-spy scavenger hunt (e.g., something shiny and blue, something round that makes noise, something clear, etc.).Play catch in a local park or the backyard.Practice doing cartwheels, somersaults, and handstands in the backyard.Ride your bikes through the neighborhood or on a local bike path.Roller blade.Run relay races.Run through the sprinklers.Schedule a park playdate with a friend.Start basketball game of HORSE or just shoot hoops.Teach them how to hula hoop.Throw around the Frisbee with some friends.Try playing balloon volleyball.Walk the dog (and maybe even give him a bath!).For Creative Kids Please enter your name here Banish boredom forever with these 101 kid-tested fun activities Build an outdoor fort with tarps and bungees around trees.Camp out in the backyard.Feed the ducks and pigeons at your local park.Host a picnic lunch for your friends and family.Plant a tree.Research different types of birds in your area and go bird-watching!Satisfy your sweet tooth by making s’mores the whole family will love. (See the video above.)Search for four-leaf clovers.Start a mini garden.Take a hike and explore nature.Try your hand at geocaching.Walk on the beach and collect seashells. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From CNN and the Center for Disease Control TAGSCenter For Disease ControlGun deaths Previous articleWhile people pour into Florida’s “four corners” can wildlife and the everglades survive?Next articleReflections at Christmas: A Homeless friend’s passing Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 0.3 among white men0.0 among white women0.5 among black menRates for all other groups were either unreliable or not recorded Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. CNN replicated that analysis and found that 39,773 people died by guns in 2017, which is an increase of more than 10,000 deaths from the 28,874 in 1999. The age-adjusted rate of firearm deaths per 100,000 people rose from 10.3 per 100,000 in 1999 to 12 per 100,000 in 2017. CDC statisticians confirmed with CNN on Thursday that these numbers are correct and they show gun deaths have reached a record-high going back to at least 1979, which was the year firearm deaths started to be coded in mortality data.CNN’s analysis also showed that 23,854 people died from suicide by guns in 2017, the highest number in 18 years. That’s a difference of more than 7,000 deaths compared with 16,599 suicide deaths by guns in 1999. 3.5 among white men1.1 among white women3.5 among black women1.4 among Asian men0.5 among Asian women4.8 among American Indian or Alaska Native men1.2 among American Indian or Alaska Native women LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 2.2 among white women6.1 among black men0.7 among black women3.0 among Asian men0.5 among Asian women9.3 among American Indian or Alaska Native men1.4 among American Indian or Alaska Native women Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in decades, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WONDER database.A similar analysis was first conducted by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, a non-profit gun policy advocacy group. That same year, the age-adjusted rate of homicide deaths by firearm was highest among black men at 33 per 100,000 — compared with: Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The age-adjusted rate of suicide deaths by firearm rose from 6.0 in 1999 to 6.9 in 2017.Firearm deaths in the data include gun deaths by homicide and suicide, unintentional deaths, deaths in war or legal interventions, and deaths that are undetermined.When the data are analyzed by race and gender, they show that white men made up 23,927 of the total 39,773 firearm deaths last year, including suicides.In 2017, the age-adjusted rate of suicide deaths by firearm was highest among white men at 14 per 100,000 — compared with: The Anatomy of Fear The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence, state by state You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Also in 2017, the age-adjusted rate of firearm deaths in legal interventions or war was highest among American Indian or Alaska Native men at 1.1 per 100,000 — compared with:
Foundations should advance social change, argues report About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust’s report “From Charity to Creativity” calls on endowed foundations to fund social change and not be content to fill in the gaps in government funding.Authors Helmut Anheier and Diana Leat argue that foundations are some of the most free and independent organisations in society so should use that position to promote alternative solutions and fund social change. They argue that endowed charitable foundations have changed little in 200 years: “endowed foundations should… concentrate on doing those things only they have the potential to do better than other institutions,” they say.The criticism of a lack of innovation is not shared by Nigel Siederer, former chief executive of the Association of Charitable Foundations. He told the Guardian: “lots of foundations do try and effect social change, but it’s not obligatory.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Read “Trust deeds” by Alison Benjamin at SocietyGuardian. 15 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 December 2002 | News
2017 Christmas charity single round up: 16 songs to sing along to Less than a fortnight to go and competition is hotting up for the number one spot in the singles chart. Will it be one of these 16 songs doing good for charity this Christmas? [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4OV54nb_Kw[/youtube]Crisis has launched its 50th anniversary single – Ralph McTell’s Streets of London, rerecorded and sung by McTell himself and also featuring Crisis Choir and Annie Lennox.SEE ALSO: 7 great charity Christmas singles of 2016 [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CHM9W59slA[/youtube]The Co-op has brought together seven community groups for its Christmas ad, singing a cover of Blur’s Tender. The track has been released as a single with proceeds from downloads going to the Co-op Foundation, which helps young people beat loneliness. Tagged with: christmas music [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_63SqDW7lDQ[/youtube]Chimney Farm International Dog Rescue is releasing “This won’t be forever” on 18 December, written, recorded and produced by one of its Kennel Managers, Rob Knowles and performed by volunteer, Ashley Sliceof Pye, and was written as a tribute to the dogs the charity meets every day. Advertisement [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkk0KudCXLg[/youtube]Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Children’s University has released its first charity Christmas single to help it raise funds. The 12 Months of Culture is a rewrite of the 12 Days of Christmas focusing on Hull: 2017’s City of Culture. It features a number of familiar Hull faces including BBC Look North’s Peter Levy and “Face of Hull” Kofi Smiles as well as more than 40 volunteers. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8jbNIcKqlQ[/youtube]Suffolk-based community choir Pop Chorus have released their debut single Always, with funds raised going to help its local St Elizabeth Hospice. The single was recorded at Diss Corn Hall under the direction of Suffolk-based musician-producers Ian Curnow and Phil Harding who have worked with the likes of Kylie Minogue and Take That. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YSBM482QqE[/youtube]London band Captain Ska is launching a new political track this Christmas, out 15 December, in conjunction with the campaign group The People’s Assembly Against Austerity. The song is called Sons And Daughters, and proceeds will go towards the campaign group and used to buy supplies for food banks across the UK. Band Aid NI 2017 sees DUP leader Arlene Foster, Sinn Fein’s Orlaithi Flynn, X Factor star Eoghan Quigg and UTV’s Pamela Ballantine and other famous faces sing a charity version of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You to raise funds for Aspire NI. The single cannot be formally released due to copyright restrictions but it is hoped that the video will raise awareness and donations for the charity. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1Vaxbsnwf4[/youtube]X Factor winners Rak-Su have released their winning single Dimelo with an eye on the number one Christmas slot. Shooting Star Chase and Together for Short Lives will both benefit from sales proceeds from the single. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0qIyZ-ECsc[/youtube]Eastenders June Brown is singing with Love Against the Machine in their Christmas charity single Love Is The Only Law, to be released on 17 December in support of the Albert Kennedy Trust. The single celebrates the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality and shows key figures and moments in LGBTQ history. Eastenders Star June Brown MBE, Union J singer Jaymi Hensley, Samantha Fox and a whole host of LGBTQI+ celebrities and young people have recorded a charity single and video to mark this special anniversary. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVwnfY_s3Nc[/youtube]Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have teamed up with Gareth Malone, Imelda Staunton, Jason Manford and more to record a cover of Morecambe and Wise’s Bring Me Sunshine. Proceeds from the release, which is on 15 December, will go to the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nExUvZtadWA[/youtube]Antiques experts James Braxton, Charles Hanson, Charlie Ross and Philip Serrell from Antiques Road Trip, Bargain Hunt and Flog It! have joined forces to release Christmas single Sleigh Ride! in aid of BBC Children In Need. All profits from sales will go to Children In Need, with a minimum of 50p from each one. Melanie May | 13 December 2017 | News [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z33MxjkerWY[/youtube]Eleven-year-old Liam Price from Solihull has written, recorded and released his first single to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. Liam’s 13-year-old cousin, Harry Price, is currently battling a rare form of leukaemia and this song is dedicated to him. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEHB_opjO0k[/youtube]BEAK, the project of Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, has released a charity Christmas single ‘(Merry Xmas) Face The Future’. All money raised will go to The National Elf Service & The Mental Elf. Winner of the best video category (if there was one). Musicians from around Morecombe and Lancaster have recorded a single to raise funds for Team Reece, a charity set up to help children with cancer in the name of 11-year-old Reece Holt who has a rare form of brain cancer. The single is a cover of REM’s Everybody Hurts. 263 total views, 1 views today [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMxtL6Xe2AA[/youtube]Singer-songwriter Amy MacDonald has released This Christmas Day to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The single was written about Amy losing her grandmother to the illness. 264 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYYNuk2CnU[/youtube]Choirs with Purpose has released We All Stand Together featuring Michelle McManus, the first song from the album Stand Together, which is being released on 15 December. Choirs include The Missing People Choir, Homelink Carers Choir and the UK Hospices Choir. Sir Paul McCartney has waived all royalties from the single sales with proceeds going to charities including One Love Manchester Appeal and Missing People.