Forget a Cash ISA! I’d buy this 6% yield trust for a richer, stress-free retirement

first_img Tom Rodgers | Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 | More on: HFEL Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Forget a Cash ISA! I’d buy this 6% yield trust for a richer, stress-free retirement 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. 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. center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” In this low-interest-rate environment, getting a decent return on your money is harder than it looks.Cash ISAs are often recommended as a relatively safe place to park your hard-earned cash. But even the best easy-access accounts only offer a paltry 1.4% return a year. £10,000 parked in the best-performing Cash ISA would yield just £140 in its first year.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…Interest at these levels adds only a couple of pounds a year to your compound multiplier. If rates drop further as they have done in the eurozone, your returns will be even smaller.High yieldBut there is a way to get higher returns without too much effort. Just like a Cash ISA, with a Stocks and Shares ISA, you get any capital gains or dividends tax-free.If you made the choice to put your ISA money into a 6% yielding trust instead of cash, you would be £460 richer at the end of year one.In the second year, your investment you would make you £636 (£10,600 x 0.6). After five years, your initial £10,000 turns into £13,382.25, adding £757.49 across the 12 months.At a consistent 6% yield, over 10 years this single investment would add £17,908.48 to your pension pot. Such are the incredible gains to be had reinvesting high-yield dividends boosted by the power of compound interest. By my calculations, over the same period, with your money wasting away in a 1.4% inflation-lagging Cash ISA you would be £6,416.90 worse off.DiversifyWhere would I put my money if I was buying into a trust? Well first, it is worth noting that FTSE Russell, which runs the London Stock Exchange, has an interesting piece of research showing that over the last 12 years, pension funds heavily skewed their portfolios to domestic stocks and shares. We’ve all heard how important it is to diversify our holdings, but it’s interesting to note that the largest asset managers are very focused on buying UK companies.This could be a mistake as the findings show that “maintaining a home bias in asset allocations has been extremely costly” for UK investors.I think buying shares in a trust that owns the best-of-the-best in terms of overseas assets is a relatively low-risk way to diversify your portfolio while still bringing in market-beating returns.Henderson Far East IncomeThe LSE’s Henderson Far East Income (LSE:HFEL) is returning upwards of a 6% yield from its collection of Chinese, Korean and Taiwanese real estate, financial, tech and digital companies.There is a wide geographical and sector spread, with the largest holdings being the world’s biggest semiconductor foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Beijing-based utilities firm China Yangtze Power, and Hong Kong telecommunications giant HKT Trust, which currently turns over £3.2bn a year.In the last 12 months, investors have paid an average 1.84% premium to buy shares in the HEFL trust compared to the net asset value (NAV) of the £515m in stocks it holds. Such is the support for this product. At time of writing that premium is around 2.2% so waiting for a dip may pay off long term.It’s your money. It’s your choice. But by seeing the value in spreading your portfolio net a little wider, effectively with the flick of a switch and trust in the power of compounding, you could make yourself thousands of pounds better off. I know what I’d do. 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. Tom Rodgers has no position in 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. See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

Here’s why I’ll be investing in shares for the rest of my life

first_imgHere’s why I’ll be investing in shares for the rest of my life Alan Oscroft | Saturday, 23rd January, 2021 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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 Alan Oscroft Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Alan Oscroft 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. Did the 2020 stock market crash put people off investing in shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA? Many will surely now think it’s a bad idea, and that really doesn’t surprise me. After all, by the middle of March, the FTSE 100 had crashed by more than 30% since the start of the year. And FTSE 250 investors had it even harder, sitting on a 40% loss at the low point.I could simply point to the long term and claim that, in the scheme of things, 2020 doesn’t matter. But that alone might not be much comfort to folks approaching retirement and looking at severely diminished pension pots. The traditional answer is to move investments out of shares at least five years before we need the cash. It’s one common approach, but I’m not going to do that.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…Now, when I finish investing in shares and start taking income to keep me going, will I need all the cash at once? No, of course I won’t. All I’ll need in the first year will be, well, one year’s income. And even then, I won’t withdraw a full year’s cash in one go. In fact, I’m hoping to have to sell relatively few shares, and live as much as possible on dividends.A big cut in 2020 dividendsSure, dividends have been damaged since the Covid-19 pandemic struck. AJ Bell‘s quarterly Dividend Dashboard is a must-read for me. And figures in the latest one suggest that when the dust settles, FTSE 100 dividend payments will have been slashed by 20% in 2020.That might sound like a disaster, but I see two main reasons why it’s really not such bad news. Firstly, even that reduced level of payout would still represent a yield of 3.2%. That’s some way below the yields of 4% and more that we’re used to. But income from investing in shares is still beating the pants off savings accounts and Cash ISAs.My second reason is that forecasts already point to an 18% rebound in FTSE 100 dividend payments in 2021. That suggests many dividend cuts were perhaps a little over-cautious, and that’s not such a bad thing. I’d always prefer my companies to hold back short-term dividends in order to strengthen my long-term prospects. Then, of course, banks were forced to withhold their dividends by the PRA whether they needed to or not. And it seems they probably didn’t really need to.When will I stop investing in shares?So if I had retired this year, maybe I’d have sold a few shares to make up for the shortfall in dividends. And that would have been at unfavourable prices. But how long would I have to wait for the rest of my portfolio to recover? Well, over the past 12 months, starting around the time the first Covid cases were emerging, the FTSE 100 is now only 12% down. And the FTSE 250 has lost just 6%.If that’s the worst that such a horrendous year can do, it just reinforces my conviction that shares are still my best investments ever, especially if I have at least a five-year horizon. I’ll be investing in shares for life. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Is the IAG share price a value trap?

first_img Rupert Hargreaves 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The IAG (LSE: IAG) share price appears cheap at current levels. The stock is trading at just under 200p, at the time of writing. That’s more than 50% below the level at which it began 2020. However, just because a stock looks cheap compared to its trading history doesn’t necessarily mean it is. On an underlying basis, IAG, which owns British Airways, among other airlines, has seen its profits and balance sheet deteriorate substantially over the past 12 months. As such, it’s not unreasonable to say business is worth considerably less today than it was at the beginning of last year. 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…But, after a rough 2020, the airline group is now on the road to recovery. And as the company recovers, the IAG share price could follow suit. Improving outlookAs the global economy has started to open up again, demand for air travel has gradually increased. According to the International Air Transport Association, April’s global air demand was 65.4% lower than its pre-crisis level in April 2019. That was at least an improvement from being 66.9% lower in March. While passengers are returning to the skies, these figures illustrate the challenges IAG and its peers face. Virtually every single airline needs to fill its planes to near capacity to earn a profit. Unfortunately, with air traffic still 65% below pre-crisis levels, it seems as if most airlines won’t even come close to the level of capacity they need to earn a profit this year. That’s terrible news for the IAG share price. City analysts were already forecasting a lousy year for the business in 2021. But looking at the current pace of the recovery and lack of international travel from the UK, its home market, it seems the outlook has only become more uncertain. Therefore, it could be the case that the company’s recovery takes longer than expected. This could mean the stock is a value trap at current levels.IAG share price: a value trap? A value trap can be broadly defined as any business that looks cheap, but is cheap for a reason. It’s usually the case that the firm’s ability to make profits has been severely and/or permanently impaired in some way. I think the IAG share price could be a value trap because unclear, as of yet, if demand for air travel will ever return to 2019 levels. That’s what concerns me.If it doesn’t, the IAG share price could remain permanently depressed. That said, uncertainty prevails at this point. The market may never recover. But, then again, it could also recover quite quickly. When international travel reopens, consumers may return to the skies in large numbers. This would be hugely positive for the airline group, especially as many of its peers have had to take government bailouts in the crisis, which have come with stringent restrictions. These restrictions may impede their ability to compete effectively going forward. Still, despite this best-case-scenario potential, I wouldn’t buy the stock for my portfolio today. I think there are other companies on the market with better growth prospects over the next five-to-10 years.  Is the IAG share price a value trap? Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 14th June, 2021 | More on: IAG Enter Your Email Address Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution” 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake:It’s happening.The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.”PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion……That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years.Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS.It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Image source: Getty Images Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Washington National Cathedral embraces Creation Care Year

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Washington National Cathedral embraces Creation Care Year Sleeth challenges unthical animal practices in St. Francis Day sermon Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service, Washington, D.C.] Blessed Earth founder Dr. Matthew Sleeth kicked off a Creation Care series at Washington National Cathedral on Oct. 7 with a St. Francis’ Day sermon on caring for animals, reminding participants that not one sparrow falls from the sky without God noticing.Describing the manger scene of Christ’s nativity, Sleeth said this “pretty much depicted the way humans interacted with agriculture for 2,000 years,” yet has little relation to the way we raise animals today.“This has nothing to do with animals held in cages, not able to turn around, not seeing the light of day, and fed other animals, even if they’re vegetarian,” he said, noting that unethical practices “can be hidden from you and me but not from the Lord God. He started life with cows and sheep.”“Our food has no life,” said Joel Salatin, farmer and author of Folks, This Ain’t Normal, decrying the use of harmful chemicals in agriculture at a forum preceding the service. “If it can’t die it has no life, and it can’t give us life.”In an effort to shed light on these and other environmental issues, Creation Care Year – a partnership between Washington National Cathedral and Blessed Earth, an educational nonprofit that inspires and equips people of faith to become better stewards of the earth – was launched in April with an Earth Day call to action from Sleeth, who left his position as an Emergency Room director to lecture, write and preach about creation care.Supported, in part, by a grant from the Kendeda Fund, the program aims to mobilize church leadership by focusing on key pulpits that have far-reaching impact. It will include sermons, forums, small group studies, lectures and classes on a wide range of topics, from food to farming and sustainable energy, delivered by experts such as Norman Wirzba, research professor of theology, ecology and rural life at Duke Divinity School, and organizations such as Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light.“The focus is on raising up awareness as well as highlighting established efforts,” said the Rev. Lyndon Shakespeare, the cathedral’s director of program and ministry, adding that a thematic program of this breadth is a new approach for the cathedral.“It allows us the space and time to settle into one topic,” he said, noting that it also enables the cathedral to serve as a resource for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. “You can come here, take a class and then take this back to your parish.”The cathedral hopes to develop a book out of some of the lectures, as well as get people connected with organizations already involved in this work, he said.“A lot of these issues are interconnected,” said Laura Leavell, of Blessed Earth.But in many congregations, she said, the environment has been seen as a political and divisive issue, making it easy for many to dismiss. By reminding Christians of the biblical mandate to care for creation, and by coming at it from many different angles, Blessed Earth hopes that more people will tune back in.“Christians will listen to scripture,” she said. “They respect the Bible.”In his sermon, Sleeth offered three key points on what the Bible say about animals: Man is called to name the animals (Adam and Eve), rescue the animals (Noah) and be kind to the animals (Rebecca), he said. It was Rebecca’s kindness to animals – she offered Abraham’s servant Eliezer a drink and then watered his camels – that spoke to her good character and led to her betrothal to Isaac, Abraham’s son, in Genesis 24.“To know these themes, and to decry their trespass, is the job of the church,” Sleeth said.Animals are with Jesus at his birth, following his temptation, and on his final journey into Jerusalem, when he rides a horse that has never been ridden, he added.“Regardless of whether it’s Rebecca watering camels, St. Francis preaching to birds, William Wilberforce rescuing horses or C.S. Lewis refusing to set a mousetrap … saints are kind to animals,” he said.Referencing what the Bible says of those who are cruel to animals, Sleeth quoted Genesis 49:5 and the harsh words meted out to the violent brothers, Simeon and Levi: “Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased. Cursed be their anger, so fierce, and their fury, so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel.”Sleeth said the Bible also includes an important caveat about animals: Do not worship them.“In ancient times, one could easily value a horse more than God,” he said. Animals were worshiped as deities in some cultures or lionized like Bucephalus, Alexander the Great’s legendary horse.“Is getting a kidney transplant for your cat or dog wrong when people in the world are going hungry? I can’t say where the line between idol and pet is drawn,” he said. “But if you seek the Bible’s wisdom on such matters, consider this: In all the thousands of pages of the Bible and all the thousands of years they represent, not one horse is named and not one horse race occurs.”As it unfolds between now and Earth Day 2013, when Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will offer the culminating sermon, the Creation Care program will suggest many ways for participants to take action. In closing, Sleeth offered just one.“Americans decide what kind of farms they want, what kind of world they want concerning farmers and food supply sources three times a day, when they sit down to eat,” he said. While he stopped short of advocating vegetarianism, he said it was “essential to not eat meat that was grown or raised or produced in a way that is incompatible with Christ.”“You picture Christ as a baby,” he said. “If the feeding operation doesn’t add up to some place that you would put him, don’t eat the food.”A complete list of Creation Care Year programs is available here.— Lucy Chumbley is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Environment & Climate Change Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Lucy ChumbleyPosted Oct 11, 2012 last_img read more

Diocese of East Tennessee announces bishop slate

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR House of Bishops Diocese of East Tennessee announces bishop slate Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Bishop Elections, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Diocese of East Tennessee] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of East Tennessee April 28 announced a slate of five nominees who will stand for election as the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee.The nominees are:The Rev. Brian Cole – Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, KentuckyThe Rev. Hendree Harrison – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Athens, TennesseeThe Rev. Canon Frank Logue – Diocese of GeorgiaThe Rev. Canon Lance Ousley – Diocese of Olympia and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kirkland, WashingtonThe Rev. Marty Stebbins – St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson, North CarolinaNominees’ biographical information and answers to a series of questions, can be found here.The Rev. Jay Mills, president of the Standing Committee, said, “It is my humble honor to be involved in the bishop search as the chair of the Standing Committee. It is truly exciting to be part of the opening of God’s choice for us for our new bishop. We are truly lucky to be a healthy, happy diocese in the midst of that search. It made us an attractive diocese, I suspect, for interested folks.”“The Search and Nominating Committee has worked hard;” said Chairman Joe Vrba, “we’ve prayed even harder and we’ve shed a few tears along the way. We’ve trusted in the Holy Spirit throughout. And, you know, everything worked out fine. Every one of us feels blessed in having been part of this process.”As allowed by the constitution and canons of the diocese, additional nominations may be put forward via the petition process for two weeks following the announcement of the slate. The petition window is now open and will close at the end of the day on May 12, 2017.As the work of the Search and Nominating Committee comes to a close, the work of the Transition Committee is already well underway, with “walkabouts” scheduled to give every person in the Diocese of East Tennessee a chance to get to know the nominees before the special electing convention in July. Additional details will be shared on the bishop search website and on all diocesan communication channels in the coming weeks.The 5th bishop of the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee will succeed the Rt. Rev. George Dibrell Young, III, who announced his retirement last April. Young has served as bishop since June 2011. 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Apr 28, 2017 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

Burundi’s faith leaders renew commitment to peace and reconciliation

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Oct 20, 2017 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Anglican Communion Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Burundi’s faith leaders renew commitment to peace and reconciliation Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Africa, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Advocacy Peace & Justice, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN [Anglican Communion News Service] Twelve years after Burundi’s brutal civil war, which resulted in the deaths of more than 300,000 people, the country’s faith leaders have called on the international community to “re-establish good diplomatic relationships” with their government. The call came in a communiqué signed by the Anglican primate of Burundi, Archbishop Martin Nyaboho and the bishop of Bujumbura, Eraste Bigirimana, alongside 18 other faith leaders. It was issued after two days of talks in Arusha, in neighboring Tanzania, on sustaining peace in Burundi, sponsored by the World Council of Churches and the United Nations Office on Genocide Protection and the Responsibility to Protect.Read the entire article here. Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

Casa dos Cubos / EMBAIXADA arquitectura

first_img Text description provided by the architects. Since the last decade of the xx century, it has been usual, especially in the old Europe, the commission of projects demanding the conservation, renovation and conversion of constructions from a recent and distant past and from the most diverse typologies, and cultural matrices – This Interior architecture often becomes a field of experimentation for architectural ideas and one of the most challenging themes of the contemporary city. Not only because of urban conditions but also because of historical, social and political demands. Save this picture!Courtesy of embaixada arquitecturaRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotThis preservation syndrome, sometimes leads to a overvaluation of the building structures. Age is not a warranty of architectural quality; on the contrary it is a natural process of selection. The adequacy to new and contemporary programs can be extremely liable to error. If in certain cases the possibility of adequacy is enrolled in the spatial identity of the building, in others the change of uses reveals itself inadequate, leading to an inconsistent meaning in the character of the building. Sometimes the preservation of the architecture we possess, can be, the worst manner of Destruction. Save this picture!Courtesy of embaixada arquitecturaThe project is part of a nationwide and governmental program – the Polis programme. The strategy was to revive cities by introducing new equipments such as the Environmental Monitoring and Interpretation Offices (EMIO) buildings. The aim was for this project to energize the rehabilitation of the city. The EMIO are public infrastructure for exhibition and other cultural events, concerning environmental and regional subjects. Save this picture!sectionThe Project is a reconversion of a former rundown infrastructure that plays a relevant role in the social and urban context of the city of Tomar, although without any particular architectural interest. Located at the beginning of the city historical centre, the building has been subjected to several attachments and changes over the years, finding itself threatened by some decadence and inadequate for the intended use. Even though the building it’s protected under historic-preservation ordinances.Save this picture!modelThe new program comprises two distinct areas: a public area for exhibitions, meetings and cafeteria and a private area consisting of Lecture rooms and accommodation for invited artists. Confronted with the regulation plans, the design maintains the entire external perimeter construction, while its rundown interior is totally scooped out. Therefore and due to the functional program, the new construction establishes itself as the anatomy of the existing building. A new architectural body that runs throughout the available space, de-multiplying tectonically the finite interior into a new series of places and programmatic situations. The private areas are volumetrically defined within the structure and optimized for inhabitability. Each with its own access, atmosphere, identity, shape, use and dimension. The Social life, exhibitions and meetings take place in the interstitial space around the new structure, and are characterized and organized by the programmatic events defined by the enclosed spaces. Save this picture!first floor planThe spaces “born” from a visceral symbiosis and from the tension between this architectonic organism and the physical limits that keep him in captivity. The existing building acquires a new interior reading, being reconfigured and transformed in a unitarian and hermetic space with the use of white mate paint and mate epoxy resin coating. For the organism that contaminates the interior it was created and developed a kind of skin. A materiality intended to be abstract and simultaneously expressionistic. Through some kind of alchemy a substance was developed, a recipe, by conjoining some “ingredients”: Dark pigment, Acrylic resin and reflective glass spheres. The entrails of this animal were painted with glossy white paint and with glossy epoxy resin coating. A new interior within an interior interior. A machine capable of producing space, installed in a shell that was progressively deflated and then insufflated with a new and strange form of life.Save this picture!Courtesy of embaixada arquitecturaProject gallerySee allShow less“From Suburb to City” International Summer Academy 2012ArticlesPassive House International Design CompetitionArticles Share Casa dos Cubos / EMBAIXADA arquitecturaSave this projectSaveCasa dos Cubos / EMBAIXADA arquitectura Casa dos Cubos / EMBAIXADA arquitectura Architects: EMBAIXADA arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Houses Area:  980 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Portugal ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/202783/casa-dos-cubos-embaixada-arquitectura Clipboardcenter_img Projects 2007 Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of embaixada arquitectura+ 23 Share CopyHouses•Tomar, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/202783/casa-dos-cubos-embaixada-arquitectura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeEMBAIXADA arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCultural CenterTomarCulturalRefurbishmentPortugalPublished on January 27, 2012Cite: “Casa dos Cubos / EMBAIXADA arquitectura” 27 Jan 2012. 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Bill Gates donates £3.6bn in Microsoft shares

first_img Tagged with: corporate Microsoft  268 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Bill Gates donates £3.6bn in Microsoft shares Melanie May | 18 August 2017 | News Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Bill Gates has donated 64 million of his shares in Microsoft worth £3.6 billion in his biggest donation to date.The donation was revealed in a recently released US Securities & Exchange Commission filing and is Bill Gates’s biggest since setting up the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. The recipient is not known but is widely expected to be the Gates’s Foundation.Bill Gates’s net worth is currently estimated at $90bn. This latest donation reduces his stake in Microsoft to 1.3%. Gates previously gave away $16bn in shares in 1999, and a further $5.1bn in 2000. The majority has gone to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.The donation is the biggest made so far this year. The second biggest charitable gift made globally this year came from Warren Buffet, who donated $3.17bn of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities in July.Well known for their philanthropy, Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet also created the Giving Pledge in 2010, which encourages the very wealthy to publicly pledge the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. Originally focused on the US, it has since spread globally, and this year saw easyJet’s Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou join the Pledgers.  267 total views,  3 views today 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.last_img read more

NCVO book marks centenary with celebration of first 100 years

first_img Tagged with: NCVO Advertisement  275 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 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.  276 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 With NCVO marking its centenary this year, a new book has been published that explores and celebrates its history as well as its role today.100 years of NCVO and voluntary action: Idealists and realists is authored by Dr Justin Davis Smith, a researcher at Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness, and explores the history of NCVO and the voluntary sector over the past century.The history covers NCVO’s origins at the beginning of the twentieth century, its role in supporting and incubating new organisations and initiatives, and its role today of connecting, representing and supporting over 14,000 voluntary organisations.Chapters cover the setting up and early years of NCVO, its role during the unemployment crisis following the First World War, how the Second World War boosted voluntary action, and the challenges and opportunities for both the NCVO and the voluntary sector since then, up to the modern day.The book is published by Palgrave, and is available for £22.99 as a softcover, or £17.99 as an ebook. Melanie May | 22 May 2019 | News NCVO book marks centenary with celebration of first 100 yearslast_img read more

Abdou Diouf urged to use Francophone summit to set deadline for decriminalizing press offences

first_imgNews News Europe – Central Asia September 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Abdou Diouf urged to use Francophone summit to set deadline for decriminalizing press offences Reporters Without Borders appealed today to Abdou Diouf, the secretary-general of the International Organisation of Francophone Countries (OIF), to get member states to set a timetable for decriminalizing press offences during the two-day OIF summit that begins tomorrow in Bucharest. Despite the Bamako declaration in 2000 and the secretary-general’s repeated appeals, many OIF member countries still have not amended their press legislation. Some countries such as Rwanda, Vietnam and Tunisia clearly want to maintain an unjust and undemocratic tool of repression, but others simply have not realised the usefulness of such a reform.“As well as complying with democratic standards upheld by the UN and OIF, countries that decriminalize press offences are able to deal more effectively with such problems as scandal sheets, corrupt journalists and breaches of press ethics,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Jailing someone does not redress defamation or inaccurate reporting. Only a regulatory mechanism managed by fellow journalists can do this. There are many good reasons for decriminalizing press offences but the political will is sometimes lacking.”The press freedom organisation added: “We therefore appeal to Abdou Diouf to compel member countries to comply with a precise timetable to be determined at the Bucharest summit. Our organisation stands ready to explain to member countries once and for all why we think repressive laws are bad and why decriminalization is effective. This is the only logical option for the Francophone countries if they want to be considered democratic and if they want to help their media become more responsible.”Journalists have recently been imprisoned in several countries where press freedom is not in danger. In Niger, for example, where press offences still have not been decriminalized despite electoral promises, Maman Abou, the managing editor of the privately-owned Le Républicain weekly, and Oumarou Keïta, his editor in chief, have been detained since 4 August. They were sentenced on 1 September to 18 months in prison, damages of 5 million CFA francs (7,600 euros) and a fine of 300,000 CFA francs (460 euros) for libel and “disseminating false news.”The government prosecuted them for criticising Prime Minister Hama Amadou. They received an immediate summons, which was illegal because the code of criminal procedure makes no provision for this in cases of press offences. An appeal based on this procedural violation was nonetheless rejected on 25 September, as was a request for their release on bail. One of their lawyers said an appeal based on the facts of the case will not be heard before the end of the year.Saliss Dago of the privately-owned weekly L’Enquêteur was sentenced by a Niamey court on 16 September to six months in prison and a fine of more than 100,000 CFA francs (150 euros) for “disseminating false news” because of a 14 August article headlined “Black mass at Muslim cemetery” about the alleged ritual killing of infants at animist ceremonies in a cemetery in the capital.In Benin, a country that has respected press freedom for years, Virgile Linkpon, the publisher of the privately-owned daily La Diaspora de Sabbat, and Richard Couao-Zotti, his managing editor, were arrested on 15 September and questioned about an article that claimed without supporting evidence that the president’s eldest son was insane. They were finally released on the evening of 18 September. Judicaël Adikpeto, one of the newspaper’s editors, was also arrested and held for a day. None of them was charged.Cyrille Saïzonou, the publisher of the privately-owned daily Djakpata, was arrested on 18 September and was freed the next evening after being questioned by a prosecutor about poorly-sourced articles on 25 August, 1 September and 8 September headlined: “Competitive police exam: why are police chiefs in a hurry?”, “High-level government spying: Yayi Boni minister is secret agent for northern country” and “Holding of competitive police exams: does minister Alia want to permit cheating?”. Saïzonou was not charged.In Mali, where no journalist had been imprisoned since 2003, Amadou Nanco Marikon, the acting manager of Radio Kayira in the southern city of Koutiala, presenters Mohamed Diakité and Magan Sidy, and coordinator Boubacar Diarra were arrested on 23 August after Kayira’s network of radio stations began broadcasting without authorisation. At the prefect’s behest, the police also shut down the network’s antenna at Niono. Gaoussou Goita and Yaya Coulibaly, Radio Kayira 1 presenters in Bamako, were arrested the next day.Charged with “opposing the state’s authority,” the six Radio Kayira staff members were sentenced on 29 August to a month in prison and a fine of 50,000 CFA francs (76 euros). Yaya Sangaré, the president of the Mali Union of Free Radio and Television (URTEL), had contacted the communication and justice ministers prior to the trial in an effort to have them freed on bail, but he was unsuccessful. They were freed on completing their sentences on 25 September.Finally Senegal will hold elections in early 2007 without first carrying out promised changes to its press legislation that have been years in the drafting. Many cases were brought against the press in 2005 and 2006 with heavy penalties being requested by prosecutors. In Chad, the negotiations which the Union of Chadian Journalists (UJT) began with the government still have not reached a conclusion. In Cameroon, the legislative reforms requested by press freedom organisations still have not materialised, although there have been clumsy attempts by the government. June 7, 2021 Find out more Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Organisation News Help by sharing this information center_img to go further News Europe – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Receive email alerts RSF_en “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 8, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more