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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. See all posts by Jabran Khan Jabran Khan | Thursday, 21st May, 2020 | More on: BOWL CINE center_img Leisure stocks have been viewed differently to other stocks during this current lockdown. With no trading taking place and no idea what trading will look like in the future, share prices have been affected massively. Surely it would be foolish to invest in such stocks? Or could some of these be contrarian buys?Leisure stock #1Cineworld (LSE:CINE) was forced to close all its UK sites back in March. Many other countries have also closed cinemas, including the US, where Cineworld derives 75% of its revenue with its Regal brand. The market crash caused Cineworld to lose nearly 70% of its share price value. 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 temporary closure of Cineworld’s sites is not my primary concern. I’m more worried about that the cinema-going experience will look like post-lockdown. With no clear government guidance yet around such leisure activities, there is significant uncertainty.To add to the woes of Cineworld and other cinema operators, streaming services’ popularity has skyrocketed even further during the lockdown. There is even more choice for the consumer now that Disney+ has joined the ranks of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and others. Some film companies have bypassed cinemas and released straight to streaming services. This could become the new norm even after cinemas reopen.The medium to long-term outlook for leisure activities and leisure stocks has changed, in my opinion. Cineworld is just not a viable investment right now. It is saddled with debt, which it may struggle with now given changing market conditions. A valuation of just 4 times earnings does make it cheap, and somewhat enticing. That said, given the current uncertain state of leisure activities, I would avoid Cineworld for now but keep a close eye on developments. Stock #2When most people think of ten pin bowling, the name Hollywood Bowl (LSE:BOWL) comes to mind. It is the UK’s largest ten pin bowling operator. Like Cineworld, Hollywood Bowl closed all its sites back in March when the government ordered a strict lockdown. Prior to this, a trading update for five months up to 29 February indicated like-for-like sales were up and revenue rose 13%.Hollywood Bowl has lost nearly 50% of its share price value since the start of 2020. It currently trades at close to 140p per share. It decided to cancel an interim dividend it would have declared alongside interim half-year results. In addition, it extended its RCF by another £10m to help it through this turbulent time. In a shrewd move, it paid rent for all its sites for the March quarter up front. From an investment perspective, this at least shows a business displaying some readiness for a difficult time ahead.Hollywood Bowl has taken steps to improve its liquidity and prepare for the worst. Despite that, it still faces similar issues to its leisure counterpart Cineworld. What its centres will look like and how they will operate is a mystery right now. Although there has been a slight easing of restrictions, leisure activities and such venues are not high on the government’s priority list.  Cinemas and bowling centres will be faced with challenges. Firstly, I believe people may be reluctant to go to the cinema or bowling as freely as pre-Covid-19. Additionally, I feel these types of venues may struggle to cope with distancing rules and new guidelines. These types of investments for me are problematic. 2 leisure stocks I think you should avoid right now Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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first_imgDo you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. TAGS: Ospreys That extra work includes ‘Prowler sessions’. While the name might suggest players trawl the streets of Swansea late at night, it actually involves dragging a sled loaded with weight. “It makes you fit,” he says succinctly. All those additional hours have paid off, although James did have to switch from the No 1 shirt to the No 3 when he made his Wales comeback against New Zealand in the 2009 autumn Tests.“I’ll openly admit I’m an out-and-out loosehead, but I’ll play anywhere for my country and I was just really happy to get back in the squad,” says James. So is it really that difficult to swap sides in the scrum? “If you’ve always been a tighthead there’s nothing to it, it comes naturally. But if you’re a loosehead and you’re trying to play tighthead it’s like being right-handed and trying to write left-handed – that’s the only way I can describe it. It’s totally different, but I’ve had a few outings there now and I think I held my own.”There’s no doubting the talents of Jones and Jenkins so it’s little surprise that James is always seen as the stand-in when one of the pair is injured. However, with both Lions, and Jenkins in particular, enduring spells on the sidelines in the past 18 months, James is the only player to have featured in all of Wales’ last 16 Tests, starting 13 of them. So he’s perhaps more integral to this Wales team than many would believe – and he’s ready to change that perception.“My first goal was to get into the squad. I was happy enough to get in and I’ve played lots of games lately. Hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to play during the Six Nations and I’d love to try to cement the jersey as my own rather than slotting in and covering for injured players.”So James has set himself a big challenge for the Six Nations.This article appeared in the March 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine The Ospreys front-rower is hoping to go from a Wales stand-in to the first choicePaul James is talking about the scrum. It’s not just his favourite facet of the game but the one he believes he’s best at; he loves the close quarters combat of scrummaging. This season, however, the scrum has become a contentious issue. Spectators are now likely to see more collapses and resets than actual scrums at the top level of the game, and the issue needs to be addressed. What’s the point of raving about the fact the ball is in play more than ever before if that ball is in a scrum-half’s hands for much of the time while the front rows continually drag themselves up off the turf? James has a straightforward solution.“The scrum can be very simple or very difficult,” explains the 28-year-old Ospreys and Wales prop. “If both teams hit square and push straight, it’s simple. But obviously a lot of players like to hit certain angles to survive and cheat – and get away with it. It’s a tough job for referees, but if they get people to stay square and scrummage straight, they’ll see a lot of success.“The scrummage is a massive part of the game and it’s down to the referees to get a better understanding. It’s really frustrating as a player when we’re trying to scrummage square and other teams are hitting an angle or going down, and the penalty goes against us.“It’d be beneficial for the game if referees turned up to training sessions to look at scrums or asked front-rowers things. Then they’d gain a lot more knowledge. Unless they talk to players in the front row or have played there themselves, they’ll never understand it.”James doesn’t want to preach about the rights and wrongs of the set-piece, after all, he says, “no prop’s whiter than white”, but he does want the scrum to stay up so he can make the most of his strength in that department. And that strength will be put to the test over the coming weeks as he turns out in the Welsh front row during the RBS 6 Nations. Wales’ front five has proved dominant of late but with first-choice props Gethin Jenkins and Adam Jones ruled out through injury, the pressure is on James to ensure that the men in red can still hold their own up front against Europe’s best.James won his first cap in 2003 in one of Wales’ World Cup warm-up games, but he had to wait more than six years to play in his second Test, Warren Gatland giving him the opportunity in the autumn of 2009 when Jones was again out injured. James admits he made a conscious effort that season to enhance his international credentials so he could shed the ‘one-cap wonder’ tag.“It was at the beginning of last season that I set myself targets,” he says. “It had been six years since my cap and I wasn’t getting any younger so once I went into that pre-season I really wanted to push it. I trained hard all summer to get fitter and stronger and get back in the squad.“It was unfortunate that boys got injured but that opened the window for other players and I took my chance. I’ve put a lot of work into my scrummaging and I’m working on other areas of my game too. The front row do extras together at the Ospreys – just to keep on top of things and keep improving.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

first_imgCharlottesville faith community looks ahead after uniting against white supremacist march Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Charlottesville, 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Mourners and clergy, including the Rev. Elaine Thomas, second from right, pray outside the memorial service for Heather Heyer on Aug. 16, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: Evan Vucci/Associated Press[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal clergy and other Charlottesville, Virginia, religious leaders joined hundreds of mourners Aug. 16 in remembering the woman killed amid the weekend’s violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters, as the city’s interfaith community takes stock and begins looking ahead.“They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, said at a memorial service held in Charlottesville’s Paramount Theater. “Well guess what? You just magnified her.”Heyer’s mom: “They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well guess what? You just magnified her”— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) August 16, 2017Heyer, 32, was part of a crowd of counter-protesters that was rammed by a car Aug. 12, killing her and injuring 19 others. A 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer from Ohio has been charged with her murder.The Rev. Elaine Thomas, associate rector at St. Paul’s Memorial Church, was among the Episcopal clergy who turned out for Heyer’s memorial service, part of a larger group of interfaith clergy that gathered earlier in the morning for their first weekly meeting since the weekend melee. Members of the group, known as the Charlottesville Clergy Collective, were prepared to stand outside the theater as a peaceful, protective barrier if necessary – “We want to make sure we are there in prayerful presence,” Thomas said – but no major disruptions were reported at the service.The collective began meeting nearly every Wednesday this summer to coordinate its response as Charlottesville braced for hundreds of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and other white supremacists to descend on the city for what they billed as a “Unite the Right” rally. The city became a magnet for leaders of the self-described “alt-right” movement after the City Council voted to take down a statue of Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee, a decision now being disputed in court.The rally Aug. 12, however, was canceled just before it was to start. The city deemed it an unlawful assembly after club-wielding and gun-toting white supremacists began clashing with counter-protesters, some of whom also carried weapons. Heyer, a Charlottesville paralegal, was killed later in the afternoon.Several dozen clergy members regularly participate in the Charlottesville Clergy Collective meetings, and Thomas said much of the Wednesday breakfast gathering was spent discussing the weekend’s events and preparing for Heyer’s memorial service.Charlottesville has become a flashpoint in the national debate over removal of Confederate statues and memorials, said the Rev. Cass Bailey, vicar of Trinity Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, but the collective’s mission remains focused on local outreach.“The underlying tone has been kind of, how do we define the narrative ourselves, in the sense of here is what Charlottesville is all about,” Bailey said, “as opposed to letting others, who for the most part were outsiders, come into Charlottesville and define that.”Bailey was traveling on Aug. 16 and wasn’t able to attend the collective’s meeting or the memorial service, but he was part of the group of clergy members who stood in solidarity against racial hatred in the Aug. 12 counter-protests. Bishops from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and Episcopal clergy from across the country also linked arms on the streets of Charlottesville.For Bailey, the importance of participating in such action is written into the mission of his church, a historically black congregation that describes itself today as “an intentional multiracial community of reconciliation, transformation and love.”“We take our mission statement very seriously and think of that as our work in Charlottesville,” Bailey said. “And the events of Aug. 12 kind of show us that our work is not done and there is much to be accomplished. And we have a role to play as people of God in saying there is some reconciliation that needs to happen and can happen with the power of God.”Charlottesville isn’t alone in such work. The removal of Confederate statues and monuments has inflamed tensions in other cities, including New Orleans, Louisiana, and St. Louis, Missouri. Efforts to promote racial reconciliation face resistance from those who see it as an attack on local culture and history.When Baltimore, Maryland, removed its statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson overnight Aug. 15, it did so without fanfare and under cover of darkness in the interest of public safety after the unrest in Charlottesville.And in New York City on Aug. 16, Episcopal Diocese of Long Island Bishop Lawrence Provenzano removed two plaques honoring Lee at an Episcopal church where the Confederate general once attended while he was stationed at the nearby Fort Hamilton army base. The army base recently drew both support and criticism for its decision not to rename two streets on the base that bear the names of Lee and Jackson.The Episcopal Church’s General Convention also has weighed into the debate, passing a resolution in 2015 condemning the Confederate battle flag as “at odds with a faithful witness to the reconciling love of Jesus Christ.”Episcopal clergy protest with nonviolent prayerBailey, the Trinity Episcopal vicar, noted that Charlottesville residents chose different ways to show their opposition to the white supremacists who came to town. Some preferred to ignore the racist demonstration altogether, so as not to validate the supremacists. Others, like the Episcopal clergy members, felt it was important to present alternative views peacefully and publicly.And some counter-protesters chose to be more confrontational.For the Episcopalians who joined with the Charlottesville Clergy Collective in the counter-protest, “our role was to show that there is a nonviolent way to stand up against the ideas of the so-called alt-right … a way to do that with integrity, without violence.”When asked about the subset of counter-protesters who chose to bring rifles, clubs and chemical spray, Bailey said, “I think when you show up with a weapon, it’s pretty hard not to use it when you are threatened or when the situation escalates.”Bailey thinks tensions will subside with the removal of the Lee statue. The City Council voted in February in favor of removal, but that has been on hold while opponents of the decision pursue a lawsuit seeking to stop it.“It would be a release valve,” Bailey said, while acknowledging that it is impossible to say whether supremacist groups would focus more or less attention on Charlottesville if the statue were removed.For many in this city, life goes on – possibly with a greater sense of purpose.Heyer’s family and others who knew her described her at the Aug. 16 memorial service as someone with a passion for fighting injustice, a passion they hoped the community would carry on.“Make my child’s death worthwhile,” Heyer’s mother said at the memorial service. “I’d rather have my child, but by golly, if I’ve got to give her up, we’re going to make it count.”The events of the weekend have influenced and in some ways strengthened ongoing efforts to improve the local community, said Maria Niechwiadowicz, the parish administrator at Trinity Episcopal who runs the church’s Bread and Roses nutritional outreach program.All the social injustices that Charlottesville faced before last weekend are still present – food insecurity, lack of affordable housing, racial inequality – but “there’s momentum in the community right now,” Niechwiadowicz said.She wasn’t on the front lines of the counter-protests, playing more of a support role back at the church and at the memorial service for Heyer. After an intense several days, some socially active city residents are “on the verge of burnout,” but it is important to return to the work of improving Charlottesville for all, she said.The church garden will host its Thursday work gathering, as it does every week, she said. The Bread and Roses mobile kitchen demonstration will continue as scheduled this weekend at a city farmers’ market.Niechwiadowicz and others also attended a previously scheduled Charlottesville Food Justice Network roundtable discussion on Aug. 15. Organizers said canceling would send the wrong message, that it’s time to remain active.Thomas and other clergy members chose not to go inside for the memorial service for Heyer, remaining outside the theater and filling that space with prayer. They are planning a candlelight vigil and additional prayer services, but they also need to balance their public activism with ministering to their congregations.“The work of the church has to continue, because that’s our job, to be priests and pastors to our people,” Thomas said. Sunday school classes will resume soon, she said. The St. Paul’s congregation also is closely tied to the student community at the University of Virginia, which the church overlooks, and the fall semester is about to start.“At some point we’re going to need to step back and take care of each other,” Thomas said, before deciding what the faith community will do next in response to the threat of a return of racist hate groups.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tony Oberdorfer says: The Rev. William P. Peyton says: Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Dr. William A. Flint, MDiv, PhD says: Tony Oberdorfer says: nathan baxter says: August 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm Well said Dr. Flint. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA August 17, 2017 at 9:58 pm As an Christian Theologian who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s I think I can speak to racism, bias, bigotry, sexism and every other label society uses to classify God’s creatures. I am not the only Theologian qualified to address these labels, but I am willing to step forward and take a chance of being misunderstood. I can remember Joe McCarthy, who lead a national witch hunt for Communist subversion in American society during in the 1950s. Many Americans were touched by his far reaching probe whether they were Communist subversives or not. He destroyed many lives. I remember too, he turned his attentions toward The Methodist Church. He claimed The Methodist Church was a Communist front organization and began to investigate the Council of Bishops. The Reader’s Digest published an article titled: “The Pink Fringe of Methodism”. On April 19, 1950, the Council of Bishops met to consider methods to refute charges that there was a “pink fringe” in American Methodism. Bishop Charles Wesley Flint (elected to the Episcopacy in 1936) was a senior Bishop by the 1950s and was appointed by the Council to respond to The Reader’s Digest on the subject of “The Pink Fringe”. Bishop Flint had his secretary order new Episcopal stationary with a pink fringe edging. He wrote a letter to the editor of The Reader’s Digest, as well as Sen. McCarthy, using his new stationary. The Bishop had a very dry sense of humor and it was evident in the text of his letter: “There has been much debate as to the truth of whether or not American Methodism has a ‘pink fringe’. After careful examination, it is my professional and theological determination that the only ‘pink fringe’ in this Church is that edging on this stationary.”Why would I share this story with you. Maybe it is that American society has come full circle and there is a new McCarthyism taking root. The progressives have embraced this new McCarthyism and have set out to define everyone, including institutions, as Communists (or Nazis) based on nothing more than a difference of opinion, interpretation and affiliation or association from their standards and/or beliefs. In order words, anyone who is in disagreement with the progressive left is a Communist or Nazi. The only real historic distinction is that Joe McCarthy was a Republican (1944-1957) and the new Progressive Left are Democrats.History is an amazing thing, why would anyone want to destroy it? August 17, 2017 at 7:32 am Tony Obendorfer-I appreciate your interest in defending the decency of peace-seeking, neighbor-loving people who see value in honoring and remembering Lee. I know and respect many such people, and they have been well-represented in the civic discourse here in Charlottesville about our Confederate momuments. Had any of those folks mistakenly believed there was room for their perspective at the Unite the Right rally, they would have been quickly disabused of that notion when they saw what I saw as an eyewitness: the park surrounding the statue brimming with heavily-armed men chanting racist slogans and waving the flags of known hate groups; gangs of young men with helmets, clubs, and shields giving Nazi salutes as they marched through our streets; guns pointed at a group of local clergy and people, including many elderly, in a church parking lot adjacent to the park; unarmed counter-protesters being kicked and beaten with sticks. These were not thoughtful white Southerners or Civil War buffs; they were terrorists. Again, I speak as an eyewitness: There is just no way that anyone who wasn’t interested in violence would have had anything to do with the fury and hatred and weapons in that park, regardless of one’s perspective on Confederate monuments. August 17, 2017 at 4:45 pm Thank you Tony Oberdorfer. Rector Martinsville, VA August 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm Thank you Dr. Flint for your comment. When I was on a work assignment outside US, I used to attend a Wesley (Methodist) Church, a predominantly white church with many non-white parishioners. The church was wealthy but was well engaged in many social programs. Many of the hymns sung during the worship services were to do with Jesus providing for the daily needs of the people such as food, housing and medicine. I was a bit surprised when a Communist leader from India gave a talk at the church. I don’t recall anyone including the wealthy parishioners accusing the church hierarchy of being Marxist or Communist or having a leftist agenda.Statues or no statues, the society has to confront not only the ugly issue of racism but also of economic disparity. Perhaps, one ought to write about the daily struggles of the poor whites also. Much resentment and anger are created when people are deprived of their proper livelihood. I have seen this in US and a few other countries that I have traveled. I have seen this in India where the society continues to grapple with the complex and ugly issue of casteism.At one time, Joe McCarthy had his day, today the Progressive Left and next time who? Many years ago, an Episcopalian mentor would tell me that there is a need for each one of us to practice radical forgiveness. I know I need to work on this. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL August 16, 2017 at 7:49 pm As it was with Abolitionist movement, the Civil Rights movement, Black Lives Matter and now, the informal anti-racism collaboration it is when white Americans stand up, speak up and risk their lives and privilege that institutional and cultural racism is changed. It is not that people of color are impotent or un-engaged….protest, articulating Gospel and moral truth, and the exhausting work of survival is/has been a life style for each generations. However, when William Lloyd Garrison, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, et. al stood with Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglas and Sojourner Truth white media and social moral momentum toward political abolition. Same can be said about the martyrdom of white civil rights heroes Viola Liuzzo, and Rev. James Reeb, and denominational leaders such as PB John Hines stood with Dr. King, John Lewis and Ella Baker and the movement white America and a President began to pay attention adding legislative momentum. Of course, after these historical bumps there have and is always a vitriolic backlash and good white people and weary blacks take a needed but dangerous nap. Thank God for the growing contemporary partnership ignited by the powerful message and witness of Black Lives Matter (black, white, brown, gay straight, gender diverse); and now the clergy of Charlottesville. They give me hope. I note the “on-the-line” white ministers in report above, the Rev. Elaine Thomas (St. Paul’s Church, whom I ordained, and the Rev. Susan Minasian (Sojourner UCC, Charlottesville) one of my divinity students. White Christians/Episcopalians, we need your voice and partnership if this reincarnation of “racist-boldness” is overcome by “Holy Boldness”.Bishop Nathan Baxter, Honorary Board Chair, Union of Black Episcopaliand Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release David Paulsen says: August 16, 2017 at 8:26 pm Your writer, David Paulsen, has once again written an account permeated with the left-wing bias that has become standard among the Episcopal hierarchy. Might the possibility not have occurred to him that many of the people targeted by the so-called “counter-protesters” were in no way “white supremacists” but simple ordinary decent folks disgusted by the abusive way genuine American heroes like General Lee are being treated?As for Bishop Provenzano, is it unreasonable for me to assume that his pathetic action was motivated primarily by his desire to remain competitive among his fellow bishops in the race to accumulate brownie points by being as nasty as possible to the memory of General Lee and other admirable historic figures? Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. By David PaulsenPosted Aug 16, 2017 Pjcabbiness says: Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Jawaharlal Prasad says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Terry Francis says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments (9) Curate Diocese of Nebraska Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Racial Justice & Reconciliation Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK August 16, 2017 at 9:14 pm Tony Oberdorfer, I am certainly open to the possibility that ordinary folks who see Confederate war generals as heroes joined the white supremacists who organized the “Unite the Right” march. There are reasonable people in the South and elsewhere who are making the sincere argument that statues of such generals should not be taken down. Other reasonable people would sincerely disagree with you that Lee was a hero or admirable enough to deserve a statue, given what his military service now represents. Entering that reasoned debate, however, does not by most accounts appear to be the ultimate purpose of Saturday’s white supremacist demonstration, and I’m not sure what point you are trying to make in portraying a white supremacist demonstration as more moderate than it was. August 17, 2017 at 8:21 am To the Reverend Peyton:To the extent that there undoubtedly were crude rabble-rousers among the marchers at the “Unite the Right” rally, I believe that was even more true of the so-called counter-protesters. Had the original authorized march been allowed to proceed as planned, it would presumably have ended without great incident and everyone would have gone home. The real problem in Charlottesville was the collective determination of forces on the left to rid the town of a statue that for many years had honored a man whose heroic deeds were not motivated by a desire to protect slavery. They were not going to take no for an answer even though the predominant public sentiment was probably to keep the statue in place. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 last_img read more

first_imgManufacturers: CentorText description provided by the architects. The brief called for a family holiday house where family could be together but not on top of one another. The wide, north-facing block some 5 minutes walk from Balnarring Beach on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula offered the perfect opportunity to build such a house. Amongst the tea-tree and banksia are the sandy driveways of 1950s-style fibro shacks alternating with the modern housing indicative of the continuing development of the region. Save this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensAwningsBANDALUXAwnings and VerandasDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWhile sympathetic to its surroundings, the design of the house seeks to make use of the entire site. The single level U-shaped building steps up towards the rear of the block following the gentle slope of the land. An integrated landscape solution helps to create a series of indoor and outdoor spaces. Save this picture!© Christine FrancisThe front wing provides a sleeping zone away from the main living areas. A family room here can be opened to the central courtyard and also to a fully-secured front yard defined by a curved, vertical batten fence which arcs back to the house, connecting to a curved wall leading visitors to the front door. A glazed corridor links entry and family wing to the rear living areas with a free-standing spine wall concealing a smaller private courtyard addressed only by the master bedroom and study. Save this picture!© Christine FrancisThe main living area flows directly onto the central space via fully retractable bi-fold doors. Terraced decking offers casual seating, and links to a covered BBQ area incorporating outdoor eating with pass-through window to the kitchen. Black painted cement sheet panel and raw hardwood timber cladding used externally merge inside the house in places contrasting against the clean white interior plaster shell. Full height glazing and slot windows frame the landscape and further allow the outdoor spaces to flow through the house.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisProject gallerySee allShow lessMelbourne Architecture Annual: ‘Talking Homes’ Panel DiscussionArticlesAD Review: From the ArchivesArticles Share Projects ArchDaily Australia Houses Balnarring House / Simon Couchman ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBalnarring House / Simon Couchman Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Australia Year:  2011 Architects: Simon Couchman Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Christine Francis+ 19 Share Balnarring House / Simon Couchman Architects CopyAbout this officeSimon Couchman ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on October 20, 2011Cite: “Balnarring House / Simon Couchman Architects” 20 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Photographs:  Christine Francis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Japan “COPY” Area:  172 m² Area:  172 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Kanazawa, Japan CopyAbout this officeTakuro Yamamoto ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKanazawaHousesJapanPublished on August 12, 2013Cite: “White Cave House / Takuro Yamamoto Architects” 12 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2013 “COPY” White Cave House / Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWhite Cave House / Takuro Yamamoto Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses White Cave House / Takuro Yamamoto Architects Year:  Year:  Photographs:  Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Fiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. White Cave House is a massive lump engraved by a series of voids interconnected in the shape of a kinked tube. The connection of voids – we call it Cave – is the theme of this house. Internal rooms are designed to enjoy the minimum views of Cave characterized by its whiteness. At the same time, this concept is also the practical solution to realize a courtyard house in Kanazawa city known for heavy snow in Japan. Save this picture!Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsThe client’s original request was a white minimally-designed house with many external spaces, such as a large snow-proof approach to the entrance, a roofed garage for multiple cars, a terrace facing to the sky, and a courtyard. Though a roofed entrance and a garage are desirable for snowy place, it takes so many floor areas away from the internal rooms for the family, while the space and the budget is limited. In addition, courtyard style itself is not suitable to the snowy country because courtyards would be easily buried under snow.Save this picture!Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsTo solve the problems, we proposed to connect these external spaces one another into a large single tube, or Cave, and have each part serve multiple purposes in order to make up for the space limitations. We designed Cave unstraight because it prevents passengers outside from seeing through, though it is not closed. By this arrangement, Cave takes a new turn for each part letting in the sunshine while protecting privacy of the courtyard, the terrace, and the internal rooms. The family inside can enjoy the view of Cave changing its contrast throughout a day under the sunshine. Cave also serves as a route to remove snow from the external spaces in winter, otherwise you would be at a loss with a lot of snow in the enclosed courtyard. Save this picture!Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsIn order to make Cave deserve its name more, we wondered if we could add the reflection of water to the house because we thought water is inseparable from white caves. We eventually figured out that the terrace was an appropriate site to place it.  The terrace covered by white waterproof FRP holds a thin layer of water like a white basin. On the terrace reflecting the skyview without obstacles, you may feel that Cave has brought you to another world far from the daily life.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow less’The Poetics of Boxes’, an exhibition on the work of Mathias KlotzEvent2Day Languages / MasquespacioSelected Projects Share Photographs Save this picture!Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects+ 17 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects 2013last_img read more

first_img Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundations Trust has donated orthopaedic equipment to Mercy Ships, the international charity that provides free medical and humanitarian care to the people of Africa.The Synthes trauma kit is worth over £100,000 and will help in treating problems that develop in bones, joints and ligaments of the human body.Patients are treated onboard the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest charity hospital ship, which is staffed by a volunteer crew of more than 400. Advertisement  48 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Donated goods AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NHS trust donates equipment to hospital shipcenter_img Howard Lake | 7 September 2009 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgThe Atlantic magazine published an article in the June 2017 issue entitled, “My Family’s Slave,” by journalist Alex Tizon.  His article regarding the story of Eudocia Pulido, known as “Lola,” and her forced migration and exploitation as a modern-day slave in the United States highlights the current conditions facing Filipino women.Eudocia Pulido’s story cannot be understood outside the context of Philippine society and history — which is rooted in U.S. imperialism and neoliberal economic policies that have caused the systemic suffering of many underpaid domestic helpers like Lola.The Philippines is one of the largest labor exporters in the world with 6,000 Filipinos, 60 percent of them women, leaving the country every single day in order to work.  This is because of rampant poverty, joblessness, and landlessness inside the country.The women are lured to apply for positions that do not exist, with promises of legal status and decent wages.  Instead, they become undocumented, and are drowning in debt and isolated in a foreign country. Thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) end up working in virtual slavery.Recruiters and employment agencies take advantage of these women by charging them exorbitant fees, demanding loan “repayments” and threatening them or their families with deportation or physical violence. Living in fear and with no place to go, many OFWs endure the discrimination, abuse, and exploitation in order to survive.It is important that we not whitewash the writer’s parents and family’s crimes of slavery, imprisonment, and trafficking. Tizon’s account of Eudocia Pulido’s story does not exonerate him from his family’s complicity in the abuse and exploitation of another human being. Also, it is critical to recognize that this particular experience is not an isolated one — and it stems from the Philippines’ feudal, patriarchal, and imperialist structure.The commodification and exploitation of generations of Filipina women continue to be an inherent effect of the country’s ever-worsening conditions.  These will  persist and generate many more stories like Eudocia Pulido’s until comprehensive and fundamental socioeconomic and political changes are made to address the root causes of the country’s poverty.Members of GABRIELA USA continue to take action and call for an end to the exploitative system in the Philippines.  We denounce the Philippine government for neglecting its own people inside the country and lack of protections for OFWs abroad. In addition, we uplift the voices of Filipino migrant women and encourage them to tell their own stories.GABRIELA USA seeks to empower migrant women to know and understand their rights, to fight back against oppression and exploitation, and to participate in the movement for national democracy in the Philippines. If you are moved by Lola’s story, we encourage you to join a chapter of GABRIELA USA and join the fight against feudal-patriarchy and the systems of power that allow women like Lola to be forced into exploitation.GABRIELA USA is a grass-roots-based alliance of progressive Filipino women organized in the United States which seeks to wage a struggle for the liberation of all oppressed Filipino women and the rest of our people. While we vigorously campaign on women-specific issues, such as women’s rights, gender discrimination, violence against women, and women’s health and reproductive rights, GABRIELA USA also addresses national and international economic and political issues that affect Filipino women. GABRIELA USA is an overseas chapter of GABRIELA Philippines, and is a member organization of BAYAN-USA and the International Women’s Alliance. See thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Avian Influenza Hits Southwest Indiana Turkey Operation By Andy Eubank – Jan 15, 2016 Indiana has a confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza, H7N8. It was found in a commercial turkey flock in southwestern Indiana’s Dubois County and reported on Thursday. Governor Mike Pence has “directed all relevant agencies to bring the full resources of the state to bear on containing and resolving the issue as quickly as possible.”USDA secretary Tom Vilsack said they have sent an emergency response team to the farm to begin the process of depopulation and he wants “to encourage people to be vigilant on the bio-security side of their own operations.”The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) was notified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory that poultry from a commercial turkey farm in Dubois County tested positive for highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza. A company veterinarian delivered samples from the flock to the laboratory for testing, after several hundred birds died.BOAH reminds consumers that Avian influenza does not present a food safety risk and that poultry and eggs are safe to eat. The Centers for Disease Control considers the risk of illness to humans to be very low.“This finding of highly pathogenic H7N8 is unique to Indiana and the nation,” said Indiana State Veterinarian Bret D. Marsh, DVM. “This strain is unrelated to those identified in the Upper Midwest in 2015, nor is it related to the HPAI case identified in a Northeastern Indiana backyard poultry flock that was affected last May.”Pence added, “Indiana is one of the largest poultry states in America, and multiple state agencies have been heavily focused for nearly a year on the necessary steps in this type of event, including the State Board of Animal Health, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Indiana State Poultry Association, and several private sector partners. Hoosiers can be assured that we are taking all precautions to contain the situation and minimize the effects to Indiana’s robust poultry industry.”Indiana’s poultry industry ranks fourth nationally in turkey production, first in duck production, third in eggs, and is a significant producer of broiler chickens. The poultry industry employs more than 14,000 Hoosiers and is valued at $2.5 billion.REPORTINGBackyard poultry owners are encouraged to be aware of the signs of avian influenza and report illness and/or death to the USDA Healthy Birds Hotline:  866-536-7593. Callers will be routed to a state or federal veterinarian in Indiana for a case assessment. Dead birds should be double-bagged and refrigerated for possible testing.Signs include:  sudden death without clinical signs; lack of energy or appetite; decreased egg production; soft-shelled or misshapen eggs; swelling or purple discoloration of head, eyelids, comb, hocks; nasal discharge; coughing; sneezing; incoordination; and diarrhea. A great resource for backyard bird health information is online at: and INFORMATION:Situation updates and status reports about ongoing avian influenza activities, along with critical disease-related information, will be posted online at: Users may subscribe to email updates on a link at that page. Home Midwest News Avian Influenza Hits Southwest Indiana Turkey Operation SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleMorning OutlookNext articleMidday Update Andy Eubanklast_img read more

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago GSE Portfolios mortgage servicing rights MountainView Servicing Group 2015-01-06 Tory Barringer The new year brought with it a new mortgage servicing rights (MSR) opportunity for interested buyers: a substantial GSE portfolio valued at $4.2 billion in aggregate unpaid principal balance.According to MountainView Servicing Group, which is acting as facilitator for the sale, the portfolio is entirely made up of fixed-rate and first-lien product and features low delinquencies.The latest offering is the fourth billion-dollar-plus portfolio to be offered through MountainView in as many months.”We continue to see strong demand for the MSR asset,” said Matt Maurer, managing director at MountainView. “And given the quality of this collateral from a well-capitalized seller, we expect this offering to sell at a strong level as well.”Among other quality features, the portfolio has a weighted average original FICO score of 752, a weighted average original loan-to-value ratio of 75 percent, and a weighted average interest rate of 4.19 percent. The average loan size is $243,937.The majority of loans included in the sale are in California at about 51.3 percent, according to MountainView. Other top states include Arizona (8.0 percent), Texas (5.9 percent), and Colorado (5.2 percent).Bids are due Wednesday.  Print This Post Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Servicing Rights for GSE Portfolio Worth $4.2 Billion For Sale January 6, 2015 921 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img Subscribe Tagged with: GSE Portfolios mortgage servicing rights MountainView Servicing Group Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Servicing Rights for GSE Portfolio Worth $4.2 Billion For Sale Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: LenderLive Network Welcomes New Chief Information Officer Next: HUD Secretary Castro to Speak at DC Luncheon on January 13 About Author: Tory Barringer The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgFull Name* Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty, iStock)A state program to provide relief to renters facing financial hardship reopened today, ahead of a fast-approaching deadline to use the federal funds.The slight expansion of the program comes after a report from the agency showed that more than half the applications for relief were denied — and only $40 million of the available $100 million in federal funding had been doled out. The state was faced with the possibility of losing the federal funds if it did not use them before the end of the year.In order to qualify, applicants must be rent-burdened, have lost income between Apr. 1 and July 1, and have a household income that’s at or below 80 percent of the area median income. If successful, tenants can receive the difference between the household’s pre-Covid rent burden and the household’s rent burden during the months of April, May, June and July.Read moreState senate pushes blanket eviction moratorium: sourcesLandlord groups slam lawmakers eviction moratoriumLawmakers mull evictioni action as rent relief expansion stalls TagsAndrew CuomoCommercial Real EstateRental MarketResidential Real Estate Message* Share via Shortlinkcenter_img The changes to the program, which the Division of Homes and Community Renewal is responsible for administering, were more than two weeks in the making.Numerous lawmakers and tenant advocates had called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to finalize the changes. Representatives for landlords also criticized the delay in handing out the federal funding. Joseph Strasburg, president of the Rent Stabilization Association, said in a statement ahead of the program’s expansion that the possibility of letting the funds go to waste was “unconscionable and inexplicable.”In a press release Thursday evening, HCR commissioner Ruthanne Visnauskas said that the agency is “acutely aware” of the pressure the pandemic has placed on households that were already struggling, and that this expansion of the program will build on existing measures to provide rent relief.“We worked around the clock for months to ensure rent-burdened households received the assistance for which they qualified,” said Visnauskas. “But more can be done.”Contact Georgia Kromrei Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address*last_img read more