Burford Capital attacks short sellers as shares plunge

first_imgIt has published a report accusing Burford of “misrepresenting” aspects of its results.  In a second statement, Burford acknowledged the release of Muddy Waters’ report and said it will “review the report thoroughly and respond to it as rapidly as possible”.  whatsapp Tags: Asset management Burford Capital has accused short sellers of spooking investors as its share price entered freefall for the second day in a row this morning. “[That is] a tactic where short sellers take on a short position in a company’s stock and then engage in claims about the company in an effort to alarm investors, depress a company’s stock and profit from the decline,” Burford said. Read more: Burford Capital snipes back at critical analysts Burford Capital’s share price was down 43 per cent to 636p by mid-morning, leaving stock at its lowest level since December 2016.  Wednesday 7 August 2019 10:14 am Burford Capital attacks short sellers as shares plunge 40 per cent In its statement, Burford’s board said it will take legal action if it discovers “actionable misconduct”. center_img Short seller Muddy Waters confirmed that it now holds a short position in Burford shortly after the board’s announcement. whatsapp Shares in the litigation finance company dropped 20 per cent yesterday, and have continued their plunge today. It added that litigation finance returns hit their highest level ever on 30 June, and that it counted over $400m in cash and cash equivalents early this month. Burford’s board of directors issued a statement this morning saying that it “believes that yesterday’s share price movement relates to a rumour of a potential ‘short attack’ or ‘bear raid’”. Read more: When the fund stops, stop: Why times are so tough for asset managers Anna Menin Sharelast_img read more

Innovation is why London is ahead of New York as world’s financial capital

first_img City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Share When looking holistically, London remains the top financial capital of the world (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Also Read: Innovation is why London is ahead of New York, Hong Kong and Frankfurt as world’s financial capital Additionally, our globally renowned universities and MBA programmes produce a world-leading pool of entry-level talent and this is supported by labour laws that are flexible and allow firms to be reactive. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthCarsGeniusThese 4 Loaded SUVs Are Now Dirt CheapCarsGeniusMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan Times As we take over the G7 presidency and prepare for the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, the UK will have a major opportunity to show global leadership. It is welcome, therefore, that a new report shows London continues to lead the world when it comes to financial and professional services. However, whilst these findings demonstrate that the UK continues to lead the world when it comes to financial and professional services, it is important not to be complacent. To remain competitive, the UK must address several key challenges. Some of these are posed by COVID-19, and some are more fundamental.  The UK needs to close skill gaps in London and across the country, provide skilled international talent with a pathway into UK-based firms, and re-build London’s attractiveness as a metropolis post-COVID, competing with New York and the US and avoid a talent drain to centres such as Singapore. Singapore also leads for the most enabling regulatory and legal environment. With global challenges at the horizon, the UK’s government must regain its perception of being predictable, stable, and strategic. With a competitiveness rating of 62, London was well clear of New York (54) and Singapore (53), trailed by Frankfurt (41), Hong Kong (40) and Tokyo. When looking holistically, London remains the top financial capital of the world (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Also Read: Innovation is why London is ahead of New York, Hong Kong and Frankfurt as world’s financial capital When looking holistically, London remains the top financial capital of the world (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Also Read: Innovation is why London is ahead of New York, Hong Kong and Frankfurt as world’s financial capital William RussellWilliam Russell is Lord Mayor of London. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com I will have the chance to address why our financial services sector has such a vital role to play in tackling climate change and driving the post COVID-19 recovery, at the Gresham Lecture on February 1st, which has ‘Building Back Better’ as its central theme.  whatsapp Opinion When looking holistically, London remains the top financial capital of the world (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Also Read: Innovation is why London is ahead of New York, Hong Kong and Frankfurt as world’s financial capital The financial and professional sector will be the lynchpin for all other sectors – indeed, the whole world – to turn green. Ensuring London remains one of the best places in the world to do business is paramount to securing a bright future for the UK, as we enter a new era. Firstly, we need to invest in infrastructure and skills across the country and ensure our regulatory framework continues to stay abreast of technological change and innovation. Monday 25 January 2021 6:30 am One of the principal reasons for this success is London’s ability to innovate. With a globally connected market, skilled talent, and regulatory and government support, the UK is the only global financial centre that offers a ‘full-package’ innovative ecosystem.  It would be easy to be downbeat about London’s future as we face the twin challenges of starting a new trading chapter and tackling a damaging pandemic. whatsapp London is also at the forefront when it comes to business infrastructure and operational resilience. Unrivalled global connections and the UK’s strong cybersecurity framework and digital security measures means businesses can operate with confidence. Some cynics have even gone so far as to suggest that the capital’s days as a world leading business hub are numbered. When looking holistically, London remains the top financial capital of the world (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Innovation is why London is ahead of New York, Hong Kong and Frankfurt as world’s financial capital It is little surprise then, that London remains Europe’s destination for investment in financial services. In 2019, the UK’s net financial services exports were higher than the value of Singapore, Hong Kong, and Germany’s combined. This will reinforce businesses’ confidence that the UK is a market worth investing in. The research by the City of London Corporation shows how London and the UK compare with other financial centres taking a total of 91 different metrics into account. 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Premium / Market Insight: How M&A is changing your business as your business changes

first_img LOGIN Premium subscriber LOGIN By Alessandro Pasetti 01/03/2021 New Premium subscriber REGISTER Reset Email* Email* << Go back Forgotten your password? Please click here Password* Please either REGISTER or login below to continue In late April last year, ten days after I lost my father-in-law – who had several pre-existing conditions but maybe would be around for Easter 2021 if Covid-19 didn’t exist – I wrote a debt-driven, lightly M&A-focused piece titled: “Three, four waves, and then comes the M&A spike“.Building upIt was when the EBITDAC concept – earnings before interest, taxes, interest, depreciation, amortisation and coronavirus – first spread, with data provider Refinitiv at the time arguing that at some point we would “get ... Please Login Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Reset Your Passwordlast_img read more

No foreign buyers tax for people with work permit: B.C. premier

first_img Tougher stress tests won’t chill housing market: Scotia Canadian Press The 15% foreign buyers tax was implemented last August in a bid to cool skyrocketing real estate prices. Government data released earlier this month shows there was a steep drop in real estate transactions in the Vancouver area last summer after the tax was introduced. Tax revenues from property transfers in Metro Vancouver show there were about 15,000 transactions in an approximately seven-week period ending Aug. 1, but the number dropped to a low of about 4,700 for the month of October. The data shows there were about 1,970 purchases involving foreign buyers in the period ending Aug. 1, compared to 60 in the rest of August and about 200 in November. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter British Columbia’s premier has announced her government is amending its tax on foreigners buying property in Metro Vancouver. Christy Clark says the levy will be lifted for those who have a work permit and pay taxes in B.C., in order to encourage more people to come to the province. Global housing prices rise amid pandemic: BIScenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Housing,  British Columbia GTA home sales down 13% between April and May: TRREB Related newslast_img read more

Foresters Financial names new COO

first_img Keywords Appointments,  Life insuranceCompanies Foresters Life Insurance Co. PenderFund names new SVP for investments CETFA elects new board leader Related news open door business 123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Hodges rounds out Foresters’ leadership team alongside other recent appointees Mendes d’Abreu, chief human resources officer; Alvin Sharma, global chief financial officer; and David Longfritz, chief marketing officer.In April, Foresters announced it was selling its U.S. asset-management business and its U.S. broker/dealer and advisory business to focus on its mass- and middle-market life insurance business. TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning IE Staff Foresters Financial announced on Wednesday it has appointed Bruce Hodges chief operating officer as the firm shifts its focus to its core life insurance business.Hodges has 30 years’ experience in financial services, insurance and information technology, and has served in leadership positions at Generali, ING, Manulife Financial and Sun Life Financial, Foresters said in a release. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Nursery Protocol to Control Citrus Pest

first_imgNursery Protocol to Control Citrus Pest UncategorizedDecember 20, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Following the detection of the Lime Swallowtail Butterfly in St. Catherine and St. Elizabeth, the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands has put in place a nursery protocol which involves the following:– scouting and periodic applications of pesticides in and around citrus nurseries;– the erection of three-metre (10-foot) high mesh barriers around the perimetres of these nurseries;– hand-picking of caterpillars wherever detected; and– the quarantining of plants leaving citrus nurseries for a four-week period prior to distribution or sale.Feedback received from nursery operators confirms that this protocol is being widely observed.In addition to the above measures, the Ministry has established a task force to develop a comprehensive plan for the effective control of the Lime Swallowtail Butterfly. Advertisements RelatedNursery Protocol to Control Citrus Pestcenter_img RelatedNursery Protocol to Control Citrus Pest RelatedNursery Protocol to Control Citrus Pestlast_img read more

Shaw Says Standards & Poors Retention of ‘B’ Rating Positive

first_imgAdvertisements Shaw Says Standards & Poors Retention of ‘B’ Rating Positive UncategorizedOctober 23, 2008 RelatedShaw Says Standards & Poors Retention of ‘B’ Rating Positive RelatedShaw Says Standards & Poors Retention of ‘B’ Rating Positivecenter_img RelatedShaw Says Standards & Poors Retention of ‘B’ Rating Positive FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, has said that a report that the rating agency, Standards & Poors, had retained Jamaica’s ‘B’ rating was positive, although moving its outlook on Jamaica from stable to negative.This is in the context of the global financial crisis, which has had an adverse effect on the capital market, especially emerging market economies like Jamaica.Mr. Shaw explained in a Statement, that the ‘B’ rating was retained, as the Government had been able to maintain relative stability in the foreign exchange market and the local capital market with timely policy responses.He said that the fiscal performance to the end of September had remained on target, despite some slippage in revenue, which was partly due to the passage of Tropical Storm Gustav.While acknowledging the slippage in the current account deficit, the Minister is confident that improvements would take place as a result of falling oil prices and increased output from domestic agriculture.In addition, the Government is pursuing a range of strategies, designed to safeguard Jamaica’s economy and international credibility during the global turbulence.These include:1. The decision of the Government to re-engage the Multilateral institutions, which has already led to a written commitment from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), to provide US$100-US$200 million in Policy-based loans over the next five years. Negotiations are also now at an advanced stage with the World Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), for a similar accommodation.2. The decision of the Bank of Jamaica to provide liquidity support to the local financial sector, should it become necessary in the face of the global financial situation. The Bank of Jamaica will also seek liquidity support from the IDB, should it become necessary.“The Government foresees no problem in raising the remaining US$250 million from external sources for the remainder of this fiscal year. And over the next two fiscal years, outside of the Multilateral Institutions, the external borrowing requirements will be only US$250 million in 2009/10 and US$300 million in 2010/11, respectively,” the Minister said.Mr. Shaw noted that S & P had downgraded a number of other countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Iceland and Latvia.He pointed out that the Government would shortly provide to Parliament, a detailed outline of the budget for the remainder of this fiscal year and in the medium term.last_img read more

UNDAF Supports Long and Medium Term Strategies

first_imgRelatedUNDAF Supports Long and Medium Term Strategies UNDAF Supports Long and Medium Term Strategies Office of the Prime MinisterMay 5, 2011Written by: Douglas McIntosh RelatedUNDAF Supports Long and Medium Term Strategies Advertisements The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and United Nations (UN) agencies in Jamaica, on Wednesday (May 4), signed the second consecutive UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) to be implemented in Jamaica, at the PIOJ office, Oxford Road, New Kingston.The UNDAF, which will be executed between 2012 and 2016, will support implementation of Jamaica’s long term and medium strategic plans. It is being financed through US$39.4 million ($3.4 billion) grant from the UN for the provision of technical expertise, among other things.Speaking at the signing, Director General of the PIOJ, Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, said the overarching goal of the UNDAF, of supporting the country’s long term and medium term strategic plans, is reflected in three areas of intervention: the environment; social empowerment and equity; and safety, security and justice.“These specific areas of focus are critical for improving the holistic well-being and quality of life of our most vulnerable (citizens),” he said.They include improving natural resources, and management and resilience of the disaster (response mechanism) of national and local authorities, and focusing on the most vulnerable communities, islandwide.“We are also helping the socially excluded and at risk population in rural (and) urban communities, to have increased access to improved quality health and education services. And, we are assisting government and civil society organizations, to provide comprehensive social protection and justice systems and services for vulnerable individuals and groups,” he outlined.The PIOJ head said the programme also focuses on “key cross-cutting issues” which, he pointed out, will affect the stipulated achievements and objectives that have been set. He, however, pointed out that success is largely contingent on the efforts of all partners and stakeholders on the basis of agreed principles.“The government’s central role in guiding the further refinement of the elements of the programme, to ensure readiness for implementation and compatibility with the objectives of national development, cannot be overemphasized. This is critical,” he stated.He said that the government also anticipates that, with the success of this new programme, it will be one of the vehicles that help Jamaica to achieve its Vision 2030 National Development Plan.UN Resident Coordinator in Jamaica, Robert Fuderich, highlighted a range of indicators, which would indicate “whether we are achieving what we are setting out to do”.Mr. Fuderich said annual reviews of the programme will be conducted, with a mid-term review scheduled for 2014.“That’s when we can actually change a lot in the UNDAF. It won’t change drastically, but it gives us the chance to really amend and see whether we are heading for the results that we have targeted,” Mr. Fuderich added.Agencies of the UN represented at the signing included: the: UN Population Fund (UNFPA); Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO); UN Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and UN Environment Programme (UNEP).center_img Story HighlightsThe Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and United Nations (UN) agencies in Jamaica, on Wednesday (May 4), signed the second consecutive UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) to be implemented in Jamaica, at the PIOJ office, Oxford Road, New Kingston.The UNDAF, which will be executed between 2012 and 2016, will support implementation of Jamaica’s long term and medium strategic plans. It is being financed through US$39.4 million ($3.4 billion) grant from the UN for the provision of technical expertise, among other things.Speaking at the signing, Director General of the PIOJ, Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, said the overarching goal of the UNDAF, of supporting the country’s long term and medium term strategic plans, is reflected in three areas of intervention: the environment; social empowerment and equity; and safety, security and justice. RelatedUNDAF Supports Long and Medium Term Strategies FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more

A weekend of feminist empowerment in store for Santa Monica

first_imgHomeNewsA weekend of feminist empowerment in store for Santa Monica Jan. 27, 2018 at 5:00 amNewsA weekend of feminist empowerment in store for Santa MonicaAngel Carreras3 years ago#MeToo#timesupcity of santa monicadaily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newslogo courtesy of Beautify Earth In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Santa Monica will have a weekend devoted to feminine empowerment.Two (non-associated) events, ‘Me Too: Art and Feminism Now’ and Beautify Earth’s ‘Every Woman Mural Painting Event’ will lead Santa Monica into a thought-provoking art and discussion filled weekend designed to empower feminine activism.“Inspiration came when, with millions of others, I marched on January 21, 2017, in the Women’s March,” Gregg Chadwick, founder of the ‘Me Too: Art and Feminism Now’ event, says. “I wanted to help carry the spirit forward. With the full support of our artist community at Santa Monica Art Studios, we turned our focus to create a platform where ideas about feminism and women’s rights would be center stage.”Chadwick’s event will feature a congregation of creative “artists, filmmakers, writers, thinkers, and creators,” bringing their own unique life experiences and stories to the Saturday panel.Names included will be: moderator Kathleen McHugh, a chair of the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media at UCLA, who was formerly director of the Center for the Study of Women at UCLA; Kim Schoenstadt, who began the ‘Now Be Here’ photography project, a nationwide project to attract visibility for women artists; Michele Pred, who makes illuminated, neon lit lettered purses with feminist phrases such as “Equal Pay” and “Nasty Woman”; Filmmaker Yareli Arizmendi, and Krista Suh, an author as well as creator of the now-signature look of the Women’s Marches, the Pink Pussyhat.Krista Suh in her signature hat. PHOTO CREDIT: Rachael Lee StroudSuh’s ubiquitous protest-wear was initially inspired by practicality (“I had to dress for Winter in L.A.”) but became crystallized with the first whispers of the Women’s March. With her art background (college and a former job at LACMA), Suh knew in a visual-dominated world, these easy-to-make-for the masses, DIY pink hats could signify unity, something symbolic and lasting.“It harkens back to Betsy Ross, who made the American flag,” Suh says. “If you think about it, that was our first protest gear as a nation. I thought (the pink hats) would be a wonderful visual of us coming together. These hats say ‘we’re not alone.’”Occurring the day after Chadwick’s event will be Beautify Earth’s ‘Every Woman Mural Painting Event’. Heather Rabun, co-founder of Beautify Earth, started the organization originally to end “urban blight,” painting murals and words of positivity over decaying, decrepit walls throughout Santa Monica and then other cities.The program revitalized businesses and communities that participated, increasing revenue by up to 50%, according to Beautify Earth’s website.Although the program was thriving, Rabun noticed many street artists surrounding her were men and wanted to address that in a visual, community-benefitted way.“There are a lot of street artists out there,” Rabun says. “But many are men. Women don’t have that platform. So this becomes something more to me than just ending urban blight.”In light of the political climate, Rabun notes these plans were in action before #MeToo and #TimesUp, calling the timing serendipitous. “It only makes our program stronger.”The wall Beautify Earth will be painting over is the side of a Subway off Pico, facing Santa Monica College. Rabun’s goal is to have the piece give impressionable minds and passerbys “a sense of women with these murals, a sense of their humanity”.Artist Davia King will be doing the painting of the event’s mural, a piece consisting of two silhouetted figures embracing. King hopes the piece delivers a message of peace.“We all want the same things,” King says. “Opportunities, happiness, something to give to the next generation. When people come together and collaborate, we thrive.”Me Too: Art and Feminism Now will take place Saturday, January 27th, 1-3pm in the Arena 1 Gallery at the Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue. Beautify Earth’s Every Woman Mural Painting: A Community Celebration takes place Sunday, January 28th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Subway on 1801 Pico Boulevard. Santa Monica Council Woman Gleam Davis will be in attendance.Both are free [email protected] :#MeToo#timesupcity of santa monicadaily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentNew Pico neighborhood preschool prevails despite unified oppositionUS economy grew at solid 2.6 percent rate in fourth quarterYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agolast_img read more

YWAM Celebrating 30 Years in Lakeside

first_imgStrolling across the scenic campus tucked behind the community of Lakeside, Keith Buzzard encountered a group of young students from around the world studying the Gospel and the teachings of Jesus. Moments later, he ran into another group living out the message, volunteering time to paint a building in need of a new coat.On the campus of Youth with a Mission, or YWAM (pronounced WYE-wam) as it’s called, it’s not uncommon for Buzzard to find brimming activity year-round, whether it’s classroom sessions or music recordings in a premier audio studio, or games in the gymnasium and recreation room.“When you total up the numbers, it’s common to see 300 people here, even during summer,” said Buzzard, who is co-director of the Lakeside campus with his wife, Mariska.Thirty years since its inception here in Northwest Montana, the Christian charitable organization is as vibrant as ever and continues to fulfill its calling by training hundreds of missionaries annually.YWAM is an inter-denominational organization devoted to preparing young men and women for short-term missions around the world. The base at the foot of Blacktail Mountain near the north shore of Flathead Lake was founded in 1985 and now has 150 staff members and draws over 400 students annually from over 30 states and 24 countries. Nearly one-third of the students were international.The Lakeside organization is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month with a community event slated for Aug. 22 at its campus, 501 BlacktailRoad. Family friendly festivities begin at 2 p.m. followed by guided tours of the facility at 4 p.m. Starting at 6:30 p.m., YWAM leaders will gather for worship and words of encouragement from author, international speaker and close friend of the ministry, Floyd McClung.“We want the community to really know who we are and we want to be part of the community and we want the community to be part of us,” Mariska Buzzard said.The national organization was founded in 1960 to provide missionary opportunities for Christian youth after high school, regardless of their denomination.YWAM has grown into one of the largest missions agencies in the world with over 18,000 full-time volunteers in more than 1,100 ministry locations in over 180 countries. The Lakeside campus has recently focused its efforts on six nations: Ukraine, Nepal, India, Thailand, Tawain and Cambodia. Most students spend three months training in Lakeside before visiting one of these nations with YWAM leaders for missions work.“The main characteristic is that we all believe in Jesus and we all believe that he died on the cross to save us from hell,” Keith Buzzard said. “We don’t try to get into big theological debates with one another, because everybody was raised differently and they have different church backgrounds. Our heart is that people hear about Jesus.”The Lakeside campus resides in the former Kalispell Air Force Station. From 1959-1978, the U.S. military operated a general surveillance radar station on the forested camps. After being closed in the late 70s, it sat empty for several years and became dilapidated. In 1985, the valley’s first group of YWAM leaders gathered $50,000 of donated funds and bid on the property after it went up for auction. They completed the purchase for $450,000, raising the remaining funds through the community.Through volunteer work and continuous community support, YWAM transformed the site into a vibrant campus that continues to grow. A fundraiser golf tournament held last week at Northern Pines Golf Course aimed to raise support for an expanded cafeteria.“We’ve been blessed by a lot of support from the community,” Keith Buzzard said.For more information about YWAM, visit ywammontana.org. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more