Forget the Bitcoin price. Here’s my safer long-term strategy to make a million

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves owns no share 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 Rupert Hargreaves Enter Your Email Address 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 1st February, 2020 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The Bitcoin price has been very volatile over the past few years. However, despite this performance, the cryptocurrency still has a lot of supporters. And many investors are still willing to invest in the asset and its crypto peers.The allure of big profits if Bitcoin eventually takes over as the world’s leading currency is too good to pass up for some. The problem is whether it is possible to tell if the cryptocurrency is worth buying at current levels.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…Supply and demand You see, the value of the cryptocurrency is based on supply and demand. As there is no physical asset underlying the digital code, it has no tangible value. At the same time, Bitcoin does not generate any cash flow. That means it is impossible to value the asset based on cash generation.However, it is much easier to value stocks and shares. That’s why investing in the stock market could be a better way to make a million over the long term. The stock market might not offer the sort of returns Bitcoin promises, but over the long term, there’s no denying that it has generated an enormous amount of wealth for investors.According to analysts, over the past 100 years, the UK stock market has produced an average annual return for shareholders of 5.5%. That’s after inflation. While it is impossible to tell what the stock market might do in the near term, it is difficult to argue with these figures.During the past century, there have been two world wars and a series of economic depressions. However, despite these headwinds, the stock market has still produced a handsome return.Trend will continue The chances are high that this trend will continue, even if Bitcoin does take over the world. In this scenario, companies will have to change their systems to use the cryptocurrency, not sterling. That will be the most significant change.No matter what currency companies use, they will still have to make profits, and this means shareholders should be well rewarded. It’s a win-win situation for investors. So, while the Bitcoin price might generate significant returns for investors, the chances that the market will yield better returns are much higher, whether the cryptocurrency succeeds or not. That’s why the stock market seems to be a much better long-term investment to make a million.Since its inception, the FTSE 100 has generated an average annual return of around 9% per annum.This rate of return is enough to turn a monthly investment of £500 into a £1m a nest egg after 31 years of saving. Bitcoin might be able to produce the same kind of return. However, as we don’t know what the future holds for the cryptocurrency, it is impossible to tell.Therefore, it does not seem sensible to invest your hard-earned money in this volatile digital asset. The stock market has been creating wealth for savers for generations. It doesn’t seem as if this is going to change any time soon. Forget the Bitcoin price. Here’s my safer long-term strategy to make a millionlast_img read more

Is this the FTSE 100’s top tech stock?

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 25th June, 2020 | More on: RMV 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Is this the FTSE 100’s top tech stock? 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 world is currently undergoing a technology revolution. The coronavirus crisis has dramatically increased our reliance on technology, and some companies are reaping big rewards from the transition. Unfortunately for UK investors, many of the world’s largest tech businesses are located in the United States. And they’re listed on US stock exchanges. There are only a handful of tech groups in the FTSE 100, all of which are small compared to America’s tech leaders. However, that does not mean that UK-based tech firms are not worth buying. There’s at least one FTSE 100 firm that stands out as being one of the most successful tech businesses in the world.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…FTSE 100 tech leader Shares in Rightmove (LSE: RMV) have come under pressure this year due to concerns about the company’s growth prospects. Shares in the FTSE 100 tech giant are off 14% year-to-date. Compared to many other tech stocks, this performance looks pretty bad. Nevertheless, for investors with a long-term outlook, this may be a great opportunity. After recent declines, the stock appears to offer a substantial margin of safety. So it could make sense to buy a share of this growth champion while it is trading at a low level. Share in the FTSE 100 business have come under pressure this year for several reasons. Rightmove relies on fees from estate agents, which pay to list properties on its site. This is a highly lucrative business model, but it has its drawbacks. For example, Rightmove’s success is tied to the growth of the property market. When the government put the property market into cold storage earlier this year, as part of the country-wide economic lockdown, Rightmove’s bottom line suffered. And it seems to be struggling to get agents back to the platform. The company recently announced tens of millions of pounds of incentives to entice agents back. It may take some time for activity and the property market to return to normal levels. Still, as the largest property website in the UK, Rightmove’s bottom line should recover rapidly when it does. Profitable businessLike many tech companies, this FTSE 100 giant is highly profitable. Last year the group reported an operating profit margin of 74%! That’s 10 times higher than the stock market average. These fat profit margins have helped the organisation build a large cash cushion.At the end of 2019, the company had net cash in the bank of £24m. This implies that the firm has more than enough money to see it through the crisis and sacrifice some profit via marketing costs to get customers back. In recent years, the FTSE 100 tech stock has also been spending money to repurchase shares, and it has had a positive impact on the share price. Therefore, considering Rightmove’s underwhelming stock price performance since the beginning of 2020, now could be a great time to snap up a share of this highly profitable, leading tech business at an attractive price as part of a diversified portfolio. last_img read more

I reckon these FTSE shares can help you retire early

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold owns shares of PZ Cussons and Premier Foods. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of PZ Cussons. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Lloyds Banking Group, and Sage Group. 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.center_img Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The FTSE All-Share index contains more than 600 London-listed companies from small caps through to the largest on the market. It’s a combination of all the companies in the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and FTSE SmallCap indices.FTSE shares can help you beat the marketWith so many stocks to choose from in the FTSE All-Share, I reckon most investors can find enough candidates to build a diversified portfolio. Over time, you could beat the performance of the general stock market if you choose wisely.   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…However, some of those 600+ companies will have weaker underlying businesses than others. We’ve seen this year how changes in the general economic landscape can really hammer the operations of the more cyclical enterprises. I admit that a pandemic is quite an extreme event, but nevertheless, the cyclical firms generally suffer in an economic downturn.And when you’re investing for the long haul, cyclical swings in share prices and profits can lead to your investment going almost nowhere over decades in some cases. So I’d be wary of cyclical stocks and treat them as shorter-term commitments aimed at capturing a cyclical up-leg.When it comes to retirement-focused long-term investments, for me, cyclicals such as miners, oilers, retailers, banks, and housebuilders are off the agenda. At times, I admit such stocks can look tempting because of low valuations and high dividend yields. However, even when looking cheap, I’ve seen many such shares plunge by more than 50%. And we never really know when such moves will happen again.Shares I’d be likely to avoid for a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio include popular names such as BHP, BP, Lloyds, Taylor Wimpey, Whitbread and Marks & Spencer. And within the FTSE All-Share index, I’d steer clear of many others too, including some of the smaller-cap shares.Shares with great underlying businessesBut there are some companies in the All-Share with great underlying businesses. And they tend to be those with defensive, cash-generating operations that are less affected by the ups and downs of the wider economy. Indeed, we’ve seen recently through the coronavirus crisis just how resilient some of those underlying enterprises are.You’ll find many defensive shares with great long-term prospects in sectors such as healthcare, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), energy, information technology (IT) and utilities. And to build a retirement portfolio to compound my investment pot, I’d start by building a watch list of these excellent businesses.I’d add to my list popular, big-cap names such as AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Diageo, Unilever, National Grid, SSE, Sage, British American Tobacco and Severn Trent. The key for me is to watch for opportune moments to pounce on the shares such as during dips and down-days, or when a bout of temporary bad news hits the price.But I’d also add shares with smaller market capitalisations that have room to grow, such as PZ Cussons and Premier Foods. One day, they may expand into larger businesses and your investment in them could grow too. I reckon these FTSE shares can help you retire early Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Letter from South Africa – February

first_imgEP Kings face liquidation Problems at 10: Handre Pollard (pictured) and Pat Lambie have long-term injuries Our letter from South Africa details problems at No 10, Eben Etzebeth moving into the boardroom and the EP Kings facing a winding-up order LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Eastern Province Rugby Union faces a liquidation hearing next month after players, through SARPA, brought the action against the union. EP players’ salaries routinely went unpaid last year and as a result several players decided to take action.This action has no implications for the preparations or participation of the Southern Kings in Vodacom Super Rugby,” SARU chief executive Jurie Roux said.“That entity is wholly owned by the South African Rugby Union and the players, coaches and management team will continue with their work as has been planned. They kick off against the Sharks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on 27 February and that, and the rest of their fixtures, are unaffected.”Bleak future: the EP Kings face being wound up with financial problemsEtzebeth moves into the boardroomBok second row enforcer Eben Etzebeth is not a man associated with the administrative side of the game. The closest he gets to diplomacy on the rugby field, is of the gunboat variety. But last month he was elected as president of the SA Rugby Players Association (SARPA), replacing the similarly blunt Bismarck du Plessis in the role. Player negotiations could be interesting in future with Etzebeth as one of the leaders of the process.Erm, natural diplomat: Eben Etzebeth is moving into the boardroomGive him a high nineThe annual Varsity Cup, now in its ninth staging, started in early February and innovation was again at the forefront of the competition’s structure.This is after all the tournament that trialled a three-point conversion, two referees and a coach’s referral system. This year the organisers have added another layer of attacking incentive by introducing nine and seven-point tries. Pollard and Lambie culledThe Springboks’ first and second choice fly-halves – Handré Pollard and Pat Lambie – both sustained serious injuries just two weeks before the opening matches of Super Rugby 2016. Pollard will miss the entire tournament after rupturing knee ligaments while passing a ball. There was not another player within five metres of him. Initial diagnosis put him out of the game for nine months. Lambie suffered a shoulder injury in the Sharks’ warm-up game against Toulon. The franchise skipper will miss six to eight weeks. The Pollard incident has raised debate about player fatigue and overuse injuries. Pollard went straight from the World Cup to play club rugby in Japan after a full season at club and country level in SA in 2015. Pollard was already nursing a shoulder injury sustained in Japan at the time of his knee injury. Bok centre Damian de Allende will also miss the opening weeks of the tournament after he picked up a serious ankle injury playing club rugby Japan.Experience: Lambie will be a big loss to the Sharks in Super RugbySARU boss still under a cloudSARU’s chief executive Jurie Roux came under further pressure in the past month. The publication of a report by auditing firm KPMG has implicated him in the misuse of the University of Stellenbosch Rugby Club funds when he was its chairperson between 2002-2010.Among other things the report claims Roux “manipulated” university funds and used software that didn’t leave an “audit trail.” He is facing a civil lawsuit from the university of approximately £1.5m.Roux has maintained his innocence since the accusations first surfaced soon after he was appointed as SARU CEO in 2010, but the release of KPMG’s initial report has made his position fragile.Under scrutiny: SARU CEO Jurie Roux is being questioned over financial irregularitiesErasmus edging closer to being interim Bok coachSARU’s search for a successor to departed Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is proving difficult considering its strict guidelines. The new man’s main task will be ensuring that SARU’s Strategic Transformation Plan (STP), which aims for 50% black player representation by 2019, is foremost on the coach’s agenda. Former Stormers boss Allister Coetzee was believed to be the frontrunner but sources claim he is unhappy with some of the conditions. If Coetzee continues to be coy, SARU’s Rugby Department general manager Rassie Erasmus is set to fill in on an interim basis – possibly only for the three-Test home series against Ireland in June. Erasmus was a successful provincial coach with the Cheetahs and Western Province before taking on his current role.Stand in: Rassie Erasmus (left) is inching towards being temporarily in charge of the Springboks A nine-point try is awarded if the move originated inside the attacking team’s own half. If a play starts between the halfway line and the 22-metre line of the defending team then a try will count seven points.The honour of scoring the first nine-pointer, which will no doubt become a trivia question in sports quizzes across the world in years to come, fell to NWU Pukke (Potchefstroom) fly-half Barend Janse van Rensburg. He started the move in his own half and rounded it off. He admitted afterwards that he wasn’t even aware that his score was worth nine points until he looked up at the scoreboard. Pukke leading 7-0 at the time suddenly led 16-0. Whether the initiative has encouraged more attacking play is debatable as there was only one nine-pointer during the first four matches of the tournament.last_img read more

Canada qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019

first_imgThe result was already assured when van der Merwe got his second try, but there was still a sense of relief as referee Romain Poite blew the final whistle, allowing the Canadians to finally celebrate making yet another World Cup.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Canada qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019Canada are the 20th and final team to enter Rugby World Cup 2019 after seeing off Hong Kong 27-10 in the final qualifier event, in Marseille.The Canadians have been at every single World Cup since the inaugural event in 1987 and will go into Pool B with New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and Namibia in Japan next year.They only needed a losing bonus point against Hong Kong to go through. Having smashed Kenya 65-19 in round one and then bested Germany 29-10 in their second match of the round robin event, they could have simply kept in touch with Hong Kong.Lethal finisher: DTH van der Merwe scored a brace against Hong KongBut it was the collective experience of physical Test rugby that told here. During a torrential downpour, Canada soaked up pressure and struck when opportunities presented themselves. No one exemplified this more than lethal Glasgow Warriors wing DTH van der Merwe, who scored a brace – the first being from a charge-down he made and the second after dancing out of a tackle on the left touchline.Hong Kong were physical throughout, but as the game wore on they wilted in the set-piece and were penned in near the halfway-line as Canada counter-punched.Related: Rugby World Cup groupsThe Asian outfit were the aggressors in the early exchanges though, whipping into contact as they chased the hefty, four-try win they needed to leapfrog Canada and make the World Cup. Cynical but effective, the Canadians were happy to give away penalties. TAGS: Canada Canada go in Pool B with New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and Namibia LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Yet Hong Kong could not capitalise as the hammered towards the try-line and in a quick foray the other way, veteran hooker Ray Barkwill used all of his wiliness to burrow over from close range and score the game’s first.Hong Kong replied with an unnecessary penalty kick. Despite fly-half Matt Rosslea not wanting to go for posts, as soon as the tee came onto the pitch he was bound by the laws to take the three-pointer. To make matters worse, minutes later the Hong Kong ten was charged down by van der Merwe, who scored his 36th try for Canada.Filthy conditions: Torrential rain made things that little bit harderHong Kong piled on the pressure as they searched for a try of their own, but after opposition ten Gordon McRorie took a yellow card for a deliberate knock-on in his own 22, Hong Kong could not breach the line.Related: Mike Ford optimistic about future of German rugby… if there’s investmentThe menacing figure of Tyler Ardron swallowed up the ball near his own line in the last significant act of the first half, and early in the second half, when scrum-half Liam Slatem burst the game wide open with a fine run, Canada simply ripped the ball away the next phase.Hong Kong did eventually get their try as giant wing Conor Hartley slammed over in the corner to make it 10-14, but the Canadians contented themselves with chipping away with two McRorie penalties. Looks like we made it: Canada celebrate qualifying for the Rugby world Cup in Japan last_img read more

First female priests ordained in Uruguay

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA By Tali FolkinsPosted Dec 7, 2015 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID People, Rector Washington, DC Women’s Ministry Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Comments are closed. Anglican Communion, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Sac. Cas. Raúl Alfonso Padilla says: January 2, 2016 at 9:21 am Qué bendición del Cielo, rezo para que el Espíritu ilumine a todos los pueblos y sus Jerarquías Espirituales se pongan a su servicio . Rev. Fabio Sotelo says: Comments (2) 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Tags [Anglican Journal] History was made in Uruguay on Nov. 22 with the first-ever ordination of women to the Anglican priesthood in the country.The Rev. Audrey Taylor Gonzalez, the Rev. Cynthia Myers Dickin and the Rev. Susana Lopez Lerena were ordained priests on the Feast of the Reign of Christ at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Montevideo. All three had been deacons since the late ’90s, according to an email sent to the Anglican Journal by the bishop of the diocese of Uruguay, Michael Pollesel.“It has been 18 years since my ordination to the diaconate, and as the Almir Sater song I chose for my presentation says, ‘I know little,’ ” commented Lerena, alluding to a song by a Brazilian singer-songwriter. “But faith and blessings have been stronger than disappointments. Different people have contributed to the realization of this new stage.”The ordinations came a day after the synod of the Anglican Church of Uruguay had passed a motion approving the ordination of women to the priesthood. The motion was unanimously approved by all three houses of the church’s synod. As instructed by the Province of South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay), the voting was done in secret.The adoption of the motion by the Uruguayan church, in turn, followed updates by the province to its canon law earlier this year, allowing a “local option” on the ordination of women to the priesthood.“I’m so thankful that we have been able to reach this point in the life of the small church here in Uruguay,” Pollesel said. “I’m confident that it marks the opening of a new chapter in the life of the church here.”Uruguay is now the second diocese in the Anglican Province of South America (formerly known as the Southern Cone) to ordain women to the priesthood, Pollesel says. The first is Bolivia, which did so earlier this year.The ceremony was attended by members of each of the women’s families, as well as the Rt. Rev. Ed Konieczny, bishop of Uruguay’s companion diocese, Oklahoma; and guests from the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil.Pollesel was elected bishop of Uruguay in 2011; he had previously served as general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 December 8, 2015 at 12:16 pm Que bien! Gracias a Dios Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH South America, Rector Hopkinsville, KY First female priests ordained in Uruguay Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

East Tennessee bishop calls new canon to the ordinary

first_img Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Aug 1, 2018 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 an Event Listing 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 Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis East Tennessee bishop calls new canon to the ordinary Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN [Diocese of East Tennessee] The Rev. Michelle Warriner Bolt has been named as the Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee by the Right. Rev. Brian L. Cole. Bolt will begin her new work on September 1. The Rev. Canon Michael Spear-Jones has briefly served as Interim Canon, following the departure of the Rev. Canon Pat Grace this past June. Bolt will oversee Transition Ministry, Congregational Development, serve as secretary of the church’s annual convention, and assist Cole in additional oversight of the Church.“Michelle knows and loves our communities,” Bishop Cole said. “Along with knowledge and love, she brings heart and head to the work of being church in the 21st century. I know her to be both a team player and a proactive leader. As a Church, we are moving into a new season where our focus will be on Reconciling All Things in Christ. That vision of reconciliation, grounded in the first chapter of Colossians, will guide our work in a time when our world, and our Church, is hungry for truth and reconciliation. Michelle is equipped to join in and help lead such work,” he said.Bolt said, “When Bishop Sanders laid his hands on my head to confirm me as an Episcopalian over 20 years ago, I had no idea where my journey would take me, but I knew that I loved God and I loved East Tennessee.“Over the years, it became clear that I was called to be a priest working with the people of East Tennessee to identify what God is up to here. In the past few weeks, as I have reflected on the news of the day, it is clear that the world hungers to know and feel God’s reconciling, healing presence, and as the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee, we are poised to uncover and share this Good News as it blossoms throughout our region.”She said, “Just about one year ago, we gathered to elect a bishop, and I have been delighted to see the Holy Spirit at work among us since that day in Bishop Cole’s daily, faithful relationship-building. I am excited to work as a part of this team, confronting the future’s challenges with clear eyes and hopeful hearts.”Bolt graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts College Scholars degree before going on to Harvard Divinity School and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary for her masters degrees, M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School and M.Div. from Seabury Western Theological Seminary. After serving churches in Illinois and California, she returned to East Tennessee to serve as chaplain at Tyson House Episcopal/Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and later priest associate at St. John’s Cathedral. Her passion is “for connecting individuals and families to the deep spiritual rhythms and practices of our tradition in a way that is both authentic and fresh.” She lives with her husband Patrick and four sons in Knoxville.The Episcopal Church in East Tennessee is comprised of 51 Episcopal churches and worshiping communities in 33 counties in Tennessee and one county in North Georgia nestled in the valley between the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains. The area covers approximately 14,350 square miles, with a total population of about 2.5 million. The Rt. Rev. Brian L. Cole is the fifth bishop of East Tennessee. 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Becker calls for fair and competitive fee schedule for LANGD

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Note – Kyle Becker has been an Apopka City Commissioner since April of 2016. He took time at the end of the January 18th City Council meeting to read his opinion (written below) regarding the Lake Apopka Natural Gas District fee schedule into the record during the City Council Report. OpinionBy Commissioner Kyle BeckerI wanted to take this opportunity in advance of the next regularly scheduled Board meeting of the Lake Apopka Natural Gas District (LANGD) to provide my opinions about an upcoming consideration of that Board. As presented in a recent LANGD meeting, the Board will consider modifying the manner in which it allocates its pipeline capacity, and I believe the Board has the ability to set a trajectory in which the District can serve their clients, both residential and all commercial types, in an equitable manner.  As background, and as many of you are aware, the Lake Apopka Natural Gas district was formed in 1959 with three charter members, the Cities of Apopka, Winter Garden, and Clermont.  As such, a consumer of natural gas in any areas or by annexation into the District is of great concern to me, regardless of their situation inside the proper city limits of Apopka.Commissioner Kyle Becker  During my campaign for this Council, I was made aware of concerns with the District’s Tariff and pricing practices by a group of growers, and I have spent a great deal of time attempting to understand and become more versed in the natural gas supply chain.  This is a complicated issue, however, there are some basic economics that don’t equate to what I see as a competitive Tariff when compared to alternatives.  Let me also stress that this issue is not affecting just the Agricultural industry, this is of great concern to many other types of commercial entities in which I have had discussions. To address the capacity allocation first, the Board next week will consider six potential options ranging from option one which is to keep the status quo, to other options that would potentially cease transportation service to Zellwood or Agricultural businesses altogether; to the final option six, which would be to assign capacity to transportation customers at a minimum actual usage based on their previous three years consumption.  Some of the options proposed aim to adjust their practices simply to avoid fielding complaints from certain customer groups at the cost of other consumers of gas on their system, as referenced in the Pros/Cons list for each option.  To remain with the current practice would mean keeping in place a practice that is both punitive to the transportation consumer and chosen marketer, sometimes getting charged more than double the capacity they have actually used because capacity is assigned by the District’s methods annually during contract negotiation.  With that said, I strongly lend my support to option six, minimum actual usage based on the previous three years consumption which would support leveled cost between transportation and non-transportation consumers. As previously stated, this is just the first step in the right direction, the LANGD, as allowed by the law that created it, is not subject to oversight, and can work with little to no governance outside of their Administration and Board.  In addition to the capacity release considerations, I strongly encourage the Board to look at the per Therm transportation rates charged to their commercial consumers.  To give an example, a nearby business that uses approximately 85,000 therms a month, based on LANGD Tariff transportation rate of .54 cents a therm, would have an increased gas cost of $35,000 a month, and $423,000 annually over a comparable gas utility in the area.  How can we expect to attract and retain businesses of this scale and the folks they employ in this area if they pay that sort of premium?  When faced with this high-cost disparity, commercial users, such as the group of growers, understandably try to negotiate a fair and competitive rate based on the local market. Fortunately, the growers were able to negotiate relief through 2019 at a rate roughly half of what the Tariff calls for. Other businesses have also had to go through stressful and time-consuming negotiations to get to a lower contractual rate, and those are just the businesses that have the wherewithal to do so.  Why does the District not create a fee schedule that is fair and competitive, and reduces or eliminates the need to negotiate on a customer by customer basis?  I could spend more time airing additional grievances, but in the interest of time, I will wait to see the actions and outcomes of the District’s upcoming decision before making further comments.  In the absence of the District’s formal external oversight, I look forward to being a vocal monitor of the District’s business practices, as goes the success of the District goes the success of our stake in it. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply J 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img January 24, 2017 at 11:57 am UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCommissioner Kyle BeckerLake Apopka Natural Gas District Previous articleCity Council votes to increase impact feesNext articleMarden Road closing for roundabout construction Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Is there another energy source these growers can use? LANGD was founded as a service to those in its area. If the service doesn’t fit, find another source. Promises Promises…..last_img read more

Ronald McDonald House In Barendrecht / Jeanne Dekkers Architec…

first_img Area:  900 m² Photographs Ronald McDonald House In Barendrecht / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur Houses The Netherlands Photographs:  Daria Scagliola & Stein BrakkeeText description provided by the architects. The Ronald McDonald House is located on Voordijk in Barendrecht. The brief asked for an environment that would offer a sense of security, a place in which families could relax, meet one another and exchange experiences. The roof of the existing farmhouse was extended and folded to create a three-quarter square with an enclosed garden to the south. Save this picture!© Daria Scagliola & Stein BrakkeeThe stepped roof has a gradual slope and features warm Portuguese slate. Exterior walls surrounding the garden are made of glass and wood and allow a great deal of daylight to enter spaces inside the building, such as the living room and circulation routes. Several French windows connect indoor and outdoor areas. Guest rooms and rooms housing mechanical systems line the main façade. Offices are in the old building. A stairwell at the entrance lends direct access to guest rooms on the first floor. A library and computer room share the upper floor of the old building. Unlike the old farmhouse, with its cowhide foundation, these rooms rest on newly added steel piles.Save this picture!© Daria Scagliola & Stein BrakkeeProject gallerySee allShow lessCentre for Promotion of Science 2010 WinnersArticlesShan-Shui Master Plan / Steven Holl ArchitectsArticles Share Ronald McDonald House In Barendrecht / Jeanne Dekkers ArchitectuurSave this projectSaveRonald McDonald House In Barendrecht / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur CopyAbout this officeJeanne Dekkers ArchitectuurOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBarendrechtHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on January 02, 2011Cite: “Ronald McDonald House In Barendrecht / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur” 02 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/99116/ronald-mcdonald-house-in-barendrecht-jeanne-dekkers-architectuur Clipboard Architects: Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img “COPY” Projects Save this picture!© Daria Scagliola & Stein Brakkee+ 15 Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Barendrecht, The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/99116/ronald-mcdonald-house-in-barendrecht-jeanne-dekkers-architectuur Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

House ACP / Candida Tabet Arquitetura

first_imgCopyAbout this officeCandida Tabet ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIndaiatubaBrazilPublished on September 05, 2017Cite: “House ACP / Candida Tabet Arquitetura” [Casa ACP / Candida Tabet Arquitetura] 05 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save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 Photographs “COPY” House ACP / Candida Tabet ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveHouse ACP / Candida Tabet Arquitetura Manufacturers: Cement Design, CristalPool, Pau-Pau Pisos e Móveis de Madeira, TecnofealProject Manager:Gabriel Faria de PaulaTeam:Carolina Biseli, Carolina da Mata, Santiago FernandezConstrutora:Gaia ConstrutoraConcrete Structure:Benedicts EngenhariaWood Structure:Orbital Consultoria e Construções Ltda.Lightning:VM IluminaçãoArchitect In Charge:Candida TabetCity:Porto FelizCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fran ParenteRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Nestled longwise into the site and arranged in a semi-circle plot, this one main storey, a mezzanine and an annex playroom house designed for a couple and two children focuses on leisure and family life.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteFollowing client expectations, it plans to maximize the beautiful view to the horizon and to emphasize circulation between the different rooms promoting conviviality, contemplation and inviting to idleness.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteThe design composition gains rhythm through the mix of the standard ceiling height of the aligned bedrooms area and the double ceiling height of the social area with a mezzanine placed at its center. In addition to the aesthetic function, the great ceiling height potentiates crossing ventilation and allows hot air to rise improving thermal comfort.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteThe ACP house is structured by a striped pattern of wood porches and beams of sustaina-ble solid Cumaru wood. The roof was built with processed boards and waterproof mem-brane in order to avoid the use of water and provide faster construction.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteThis architecture overtakes the traditional concepts by the interaction between indoor and outdoor thanks to the pool set up against the glass curtain wall that makes up the facade and transforms the living-room into a large terrace once it is completely folded, overlooking the golf course. The mezzanine placed between living and dining room, above the TV room, also facing interior and exterior, offers a quite reading area with a panoramic view.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteWith its outstanding proportions (2,5 meters wide by 45 meters long), an unique longitudinal gallery generates a section between social and private areas promoting a promenade full of architectural scenes coming from the exposed wood structure, the detached volumes with generous amount of transparency and invasion of sunlight.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteThe house asserts a contemporary and elegant interior design with white walls contrasting with the yellowish of Cumaru wood panels and structure. The floor finishing is light grey cement and the fireplace and the stair are made of dark steel.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteSave this picture!Planta – TérreoSave this picture!© Fran ParenteSome furniture is bespoke, like the dining room cupboard and closets; others such as the dining table and benches are made with left over wood from the house construction.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteBathroom follows the minimalist color palette: walls are covered with dark grey cement, the wall mounted sink and niches are built in grey limestone and the shower’s box floor is cov-ered with brown river pebble.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteA large zenithal frame brings sunlight into the space.Save this picture!SectionsThe decoration and the finishes were planned for intense use with no restriction for “vivid” children; therefore seats were upholstered with Sunbrella® fabric and nautical rope making everything simplified and practical.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteProject gallerySee allShow lessHow a Novel Saved Notre-Dame and Changed Perceptions of Gothic ArchitectureArticlesSpot the Symptoms of Someone With an Architecture AfflictionArticles Share Architects: Candida Tabet Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project House ACP / Candida Tabet Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878909/house-acp-candida-tabet-arquitetura Clipboard Save this picture!© Fran Parente+ 38 Share CopyHouses•Porto Feliz, Brazil Housescenter_img Area:  1172 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016 ArchDaily Photographs:  Fran Parente Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Brazil Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878909/house-acp-candida-tabet-arquitetura Clipboardlast_img read more