Best shares to buy now: here’s my top pick

first_imgBest shares to buy now: here’s my top pick See all posts by Thomas Carr When it comes to investing, I’m a firm believer that we need to be selective. In my opinion, the best shares to buy are those companies that are profitable, growing and undervalued. It’s an added bonus if what the company does actually interests me. It helps make reading the company accounts and following the latest news more enjoyable. So, when I find companies that meet my investment criteria and at the same time interest me, my curiosity is piqued.My best share to buy nowOne company that achieves this is Ferrexpo (LSE: FXPO). The company is one of the world’s largest miners of iron ore pellets, operating primarily out of Ukraine. Its high-grade pellets are used by steel producers the world over. In the last four years, revenues have increased by over 50%, to £1.1 bn last year. Over the same timeframe, after-tax profits have more than doubled.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The group is looking to increase its capacity from the 10m tonnes that it produced last year, to 12m tonnes by 2021. In the medium term, the plan is to ramp up to 20m tonnes. With impressive net profit margins of well over 20%, this extra production should feed through to the bottom line.A Ukrainian base has its advantages. It allows the group to sell to customers in both Europe and Asia, with China accounting for 60% of global steel production. Ferrexpo looks set to benefit from Chinese economic growth and increased demand for higher-quality inputs. High-grade pellets are deemed to be more environmentally friendly than the alternatives. As emissions regulations tighten in China and the rest of the world, this should boost demand for pellets. Meanwhile, iron ore supply disruptions in Brazil look set to continue, supporting prices.As well as being a growing and profitable company, it also looks considerably undervalued to me. The shares trade at just three times last year’s earnings and at a 20% discount to net assets. There’s also a huge cash balance of £130m and very low net debt. To top it off, this year’s dividend yields a very generous 8%.Resilient and agileSo far, the group has been unaffected by Covid-19. Ferrexpo even managed to increase production in the first half of the year. While there was some impact to its end markets, revenue fell just 1%. This was in large part due to the group’s ability to pivot its sales from Europe to China, where the recovery from Covid was both swifter and longer-lasting. In fact, sales to China made up 66% of total sales in the first half, up from 30% in 2019.All in all, this looks to me like one of the best shares to buy now. But I must first sound a warning. The company is in an ongoing legal tussle with the Ukrainian courts. Such UK-listed Eastern European mining companies have in the recent past been plagued with corporate governance issues. We actually need to beware of investing in something that seems so interesting. Sometimes, it can cloud our judgement. Often, the best investments are the most boring ones.With that in mind, I’d only buy this share as part of a wider portfolio. As always, diversification is crucial. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Thomas 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. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. 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As the only choir boarding school in America turns 100,…

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Liturgy & Music, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Youth & Young Adults Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By Egan MillardPosted Dec 20, 2019 Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys provides music for at least five choral services each week. Photo: St. Thomas Choir School[Episcopal News Service] In fifth grade, most kids are focused on their friends, their favorite TV shows, pushing the limits of their parents’ authority and maybe a sport or two.Dana Marsh was singing in the Washington National Cathedral in front of the president of the United States and the queen of England.The year was 1976, and 11-year-old Marsh and his classmates from the renowned St. Thomas Choir School in New York had been invited, along with other choirs, to sing at a service celebrating the U.S. bicentennial attended by President Gerald Ford and Queen Elizabeth II. Marsh was the treble soloist.Such is the kind of opportunity afforded to students at St. Thomas, the only boys’ choir boarding school in the U.S. and one of only three in the world. The school, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and is connected to St. Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, enrolls boys from grades three through eight to study in a rigorous academic program and sing in the acclaimed St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.That means the students’ experience is marked by intense and disciplined immersion in the rich Anglican choral tradition, singing at least five services a week in the church, as well as international tours, concerts with symphonies and unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Thomas Carroll (class of 1988, and the son of a 1945 graduate) remembers singing the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem Mass at St. Thomas Church in 1985 with Plácido Domingo and Sarah Brightman.A few years later, he and some of his classmates went to The Hit Factory, the legendary New York recording studio, to record vocals with Carly Simon for “Let the River Run,” the song she had written for the movie “Working Girl” that went on to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy. To this day, he still gets royalty checks of about $5 every few months for that song.Bishop Chip Stokes of New Jersey, who attended St. Thomas during the tumultuous late 1960s, recalls singing at a memorial service at St. John the Divine for Martin Luther King Jr. and at St. Patrick’s Cathedral while mourners were paying their respects to Robert F. Kennedy.“Being in that place and being a part of that school during those experiences was pretty powerful,” Stokes told Episcopal News Service.As St. Thomas celebrates a century of choral education, Stokes, Carroll, Marsh and other alumni shared with ENS their reflections on how the school shaped their lives. Though the school’s influence has manifested in different ways in the lives of its alumni, it can still be seen even decades later in the pursuit of excellence and the passion for music that unites them.St. Thomas Choir School students in the 1920s with T. Tertius Noble (back row center, with mustache). Photo: St. Thomas Choir SchoolSt. Thomas was founded in 1919 by the English-American organist and composer T. Tertius Noble to train a boy choir in the Anglican choral tradition for St. Thomas Church. Housed in a 15-story building several blocks from the church, the school now has about 30 students in grades three through eight; third-graders board Monday through Friday, while the rest of the students live at the school full time. Currently, students come from eight states and more than half are ethnic minorities. Following the English choral tradition, St. Thomas only enrolls boys, but since 2005, it has also hosted a nine-day choral workshop in sacred music for girls.Sending a young child to a boarding school is often difficult at first, both for the students and their parents, said Victoria Vanasco, who is now the school’s admissions director but lives in Buffalo, New York. She first heard of St. Thomas from a friend who recommended it for her musically talented son, Quinn.Students typically enroll at 8 or 9 years old. They have a demanding music education of vocal lessons, instrument lessons and six years of music theory, enabling them to sing an annual repertoire of nearly 400 songs at a professional level at services and concerts. Photo: Ira Lippke/St. Thomas Choir School“The idea of sending my nine-year-old 400 miles away was not at the top of my list of things to do,” Vanasco said, but visiting the school sealed the deal. Her son wouldn’t just be going to school; he would get the chance “to do something that was meaningful and important in the larger world. And I think there’s so few opportunities for them to do that. And it’s life-changing.”Homesickness is common at first, but it typically fades away once the boys settle into the routine and start to feel the sense of tight-knit community that alumni remember so fondly.“The first few weeks, I was really homesick,” Carroll said. But soon enough, “St. Thomas was as much my home as my [family’s] home was, and I think that gives you a sense of belonging.”“I was homesick going into Christmas,” Stokes remembered, “but when I walked into that church to sing the Christmas Eve service my first year, I didn’t want to be anywhere else, and that was December 1967, as a 10-year-old boy. And from then on, I never looked back.”For Nathan Fletcher (class of 2007), coming from a small town in Connecticut, a highlight of the St. Thomas experience was exploring the city on Saturdays. Fletcher and his friends would ride the subway to Chinatown, see movies, “go to art exhibitions or museums – for me that was so cool … being in the middle of this amazing city, with so much going on.”Science class takes over the library to study physics. Photo: Ira Lippke/St. Thomas Choir SchoolThe tiny class sizes (the school has a 1:3 faculty-student ratio) and caliber of the teachers foster an atmosphere of academic excellence, Vanasco said. Teachers can personalize lessons based on needs and abilities instead of having one curriculum for everyone. The academic rigor is matched by the demanding but transformative choral program that teaches students the value of setting high standards and putting in the work to meet them.“I think it took maybe a few years after St. Thomas to realize how high of a musical bar was set for all of us,” said Trevor Weston (class of 1981), who is now a composer and the chair of the Music Department at Drew University. “At St. Thomas, we were encouraged not just to do an OK job but to strive toward excellence. … We had an obligation to not just perform but perform well enough to actually move people.”Fletcher, a freelance musician, composer and singer with a master’s degree in composition, learned from his time at St. Thomas how dedication can pay off.The choristers are often asked to make special appearances. Here, they are taping a Christmas segment with NBC, bringing Christmas cheer to passersby. Photo: St. Thomas Choir School“If you think of music as being like a language, which I think it is, I think St. Thomas really is like a foreign language immersion school, but for music. … You end up gaining a kind of fluency in the language of music,” Fletcher said.When alumni talk about the qualities in themselves that they attribute to St. Thomas, discipline is frequently mentioned – the kind of organization that allows creativity to flourish. It’s a skill that has helped Marsh in all areas of his life ever since.“It was a great disciplining influence on me. At that point in my life, I did tend to get in trouble in school,” Marsh said. St. Thomas taught him the importance of “organizing one’s life, being on time for things, planning ahead, all those kinds of things that any community needs to coexist really [were] instilled in me [so] that it just became second nature.”Being immersed in sacred music at an Episcopal school forms a powerful spiritual basis for the lives of many students, like Stokes, who came to know God through the mystical beauty of Anglican worship and music.“I love singing the worship of the church. I love being engaged in the worship of the church. And more than anything, the story of Jesus Christ began to be absorbed in my being in powerful ways. … I often share with people that the hymns are my primary prayer life,” Stokes said.The careers these men have now are a testament to the lasting influence of St. Thomas on the boys who become young men there. Despite the disparity in the fields they’ve chosen, they all look back on St. Thomas as the crucible in which their passions were forged.“It was an incredibly formative experience for me,” Stokes told ENS. “In terms of shaping my faith and my love of Christ and love of Christ’s church, that was a key piece for sure.”After St. Thomas, Marsh got a bachelor’s degree in organ performance and a master’s and doctorate from Oxford and went on to have a career as a countertenor, conductor and music director in England and the U.S. He now chairs the historical performance program at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and is also the artistic director of the Washington Bach Consort. He spoke to ENS from Washington, D.C., where he was immersed in rehearsals for a presentation of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.“Without the experience of St. Thomas, very clearly, none of this would have happened,” Marsh said. “Everything, every direction that I have gone since, in every musical sense, was directed by that change in my life and going to St. Thomas.”Carroll is a laryngeal surgeon at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston and director of the B&W Voice Program, bringing his personal knowledge of vocal health to his work with singers and other patients.“I operate on vocal cords all day, and obviously I got that interest from my interest in music and singing, which I carried through my entire life after St. Thomas,” he explained. “I got a degree in music from Oberlin College after high school and then went to medical school and realized there was this field out there that would allow me to combine a lot of my interests into taking care of people. So St. Thomas was ultimately a huge influence on my career choice.”Weston said the music he studied and performed at St. Thomas “mesmerized” him and inspired him to write his own music. And the St. Thomas name still opened doors for him long after he had graduated; he was offered an organist job on the spot while practicing in a church after mentioning he had attended the school. Coming full circle, he received his first commission as a composer from the late Gerre Hancock, the beloved organist and choirmaster at St. Thomas from 1971 to 2004.Fletcher, who has written operas on commission and is working on the intersection of opera and film, also feels the continuing influence of St. Thomas. Until recently, he returned to St. Thomas to sing as one of the gentlemen in the Men and Boys Choir.“St. Thomas is a really special place and it’s very difficult to get away,” Fletcher told ENS. “The musical experiences are obviously totally formative in terms of who I am as a person. … They cemented in me a really deep appreciation for the power of music, to create experiences of transcendence.”Watch Lessons & Carols from St. Thomas live from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern time on Christmas Eve.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL As the only choir boarding school in America turns 100, alumni reflect on its lasting influence Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

Festival includes “real talk” on Apopka issues

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Are we saying the Mayor has elected not to participate? You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here January 6, 2017 at 11:22 am Reply Please enter your name here Reply January 5, 2017 at 8:07 am January 5, 2017 at 7:47 am So, this panel is about issues facing Apopka & the Mayor will not be on it? Interesting. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Interesting enough, the Mayor is not inclusive of all Apopkans. If its not his idea or provides him the exposure that he demands, he tells everyone else to just eat cake. Not a mayor of all the people, this guy has an ego. As i hear it, the mayor tried to pay one of his friends $100k of tax payer money to do this gospel fest and it failed due to lack of commission vote, rightfully so. Happy 2017… TAGSApopka Family Faith Food FestivalReal Talk Previous articleBreaking News: Attempted Murder/Suicide in PlymouthNext articleApopka Airshow postponed Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Joyce Brocker LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Joyce Brockr Reply The Anatomy of Fear Lydia Mosten The Apopka Family Faith Food Festival has it all – food, fun, fellowship and gospel music. Oh, and one other thing – a panel of pastors and a county commissioner talking candidly about issues facing Apopka.They call it The Real Life Panel.Pastors Darrell Morgan and Hezekiah Bradford will participate on the panel, hosted by Pastor Justin Miller.Pastor Justin Miller of The Real Life Church in Clermont will host the panel, which will focus on unity, God working in this community, issues facing Apopka, community vision, solutions, neighborhoods and a church’s role in today’s world. Miller hosts a show called Real Talk that airs on Goodlife 45 Thursdays at 9pm.Among the panelists are Pastors Hezekiah Bradford, Richard King, Darrel Morgan, Ronda Rieves and County Commissioner Bryan Nelson.Bradford is the Pastor of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church (later to be named St. Luke Full Gospel Baptist Church) in 1995. He is committed to community service and serves faithfully on the following boards and/or committees: Founder and CEO of W.A.U. Mission, and President of the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance.King really wants to encourage people to vote and stick together to continue to help Apopka grow and grow for the better. He has seen many hard times, and during some of them he heard a quote that really stuck, and committed him to his service to others.“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve…” – Dr. Martin Luther King.Commissioner Bryan Nelson will also offer his thoughts to the discussion.Morgan is the senior pastor of Word of Life Church in Apopka for 27 years. To date, he has ministered and taught in Bible schools in over 11 foreign countries, including India, Russia, Haiti, Africa and Central South America. In December of 2011, Morgan received an Honorary Doctorate from Faith Christian University in Orlando. He is the President of the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance.Orange County native Ronda Rieves is the founder of Hoops Church, which is dedicated to reaching and improving the lives of young men and their families through the sport of basketball. She also serves as Executive Pastor for Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Apopka. Her vision is to impact the lives of young people for positive change, pushing towards a brighter future for families in our communities and in our nation. She has served many years as a Youth Pastor, Pastor to Families and Pastor of Outreach in Apopka as well as serving in denominational leadership roles. Ronda also serves her community as a member of the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance.Bryan Nelson is the Orange County Commissioner of District 2 which includes Apopka. He was elected in 2014 after serving in the Florida Legislature since 2006. He was born and raised in Apopka, graduated from Apopka High School in 1975, and the University of Florida in 1979. Please enter your comment! 3 COMMENTS Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House in Shimogamo / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN

first_img Architects:td-Atelier, ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGNCity:KyotoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matsumura KoheiRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 25 XXLMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. This is a renovation of a 40-year-old wooden house built on the approach to Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto. It is in a great location with a forest-like park on the front and a river on the back. It had an underground storeroom and a loft, and we think the possibility of a space that spreads vertically. Therefore, we considered a wall for a diagonal structure that opens the four layers from the basement to the loft and divides the internal space into two, the forest side and the river side.Save this picture!© Matsumura KoheiSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Matsumura KoheiSave this picture!© Matsumura KoheiThe forest side is a dark and quiet space with an approaching diagonal wall, making it a place where individuals can concentrate on their work. The river side is a bright space with a feeling of rising due to the slanted walls spreading upward and natural light, and it is a place where families gather.Save this picture!© Matsumura KoheiThe height of each floor is changed little by little, and it is slightly distanced from the diagonal wall. This created a lot of small gaps between the floor and the walls. These various gaps connect the spaces, creating a space where brightness and darkness exude.Save this picture!© Matsumura KoheiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Matsumura KoheiWe can experience a rich space by moving up and down in the architecture like a spiral and going back and forth between diagonal walls. It is a house where you can enjoy a collection of many small spaces.Save this picture!© Matsumura KoheiProject gallerySee allShow lessLuanqing Hutong Courtyard House / URBANUSSelected ProjectsSora No Mori Healthcare Center / Tezuka ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Area:  109 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Michikusa, Michikusa, Ogasahara Satoru Japan Photographs “COPY” Manufacturers: Adobe, Astage, Jw-CAD, LIXIL , Sanwa Company, YAZAWA CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•Kyoto, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Architects: ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN, td-Atelier Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  ArchDaily Fuzisaki Gumi Company Limited Photographs:  Matsumura Kohei Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Matsumura Kohei+ 24Curated by Hana Abdel Share 2020 Projects Landscape Design: Houses Construction: House in Shimogamo / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGNSave this projectSaveHouse in Shimogamo / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN House in Shimogamo / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN CopyAbout this officetd-AtelierOfficeFollowENDO SHOJIRO DESIGNOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsKyotoOn FacebookJapanPublished on May 04, 2021Cite: “House in Shimogamo / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN” 04 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?京都下贺茂住宅 / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN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 streamlast_img read more

Government supports new Virgin Money Foundation with £4m grant

first_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Virgin Money is to create a new charitable foundation which will invest in projects that benefit the communities in which the organisation works. The Virgin Money Foundation will start to operate in the first half of 2015, and will be independent of the bank, with its own Chair and Board of Trustees.At the same time, The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced £4 million of Government funding for the Foundation to support charitable projects in the North-East of England. This adds to the £1 million that Virgin Money announced in September 2014 that it would invest in North-East community projects.The Government’s funding come from the fines levied on banks for manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) financial benchmark. It will give £1 a year for four years.Bank to fund the operating costsVirgin Money will cover the operating costs of the new Foundation, to ensure that 100% of money donated to the Foundation will be used for its charitable objectives. The same approach is used to fund the costs of Virgin Money Giving, the online donation platform.The Foundation will operate in similar areas to the Northern Rock Foundation, which, following the collapse of Northern Rock, announced in September that it would be closing as it had been unable to raise sustainable funding from the private sector.The Chancellor said:”The Northern Rock Foundation made a considerable impact in the North East in recent years, but sadly that has come to an end as a result of the deal made when Northern Rock collapsed.“It is only right that we use the fines from those who’ve demonstrated the worst values, to support the charitable causes in the North East that demonstrate the best of British values on a daily basis.” Advertisement The Virgin Money Foundation’s first projects in the North East will focus on making a positive difference for young people in the region. It will work with The Community Foundation (Tyne & Wear and Northumberland), and continue discussions with Newcastle City Council with the aim of creating a programme to revitalise empty properties across the city. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 December 2014 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Funding Government supports new Virgin Money Foundation with £4m grant About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Workers World Party holds Marxist classes in Philadelphia

first_imgOver the July 22-23 weekend, young activists and revolutionaries from Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, Boston and Durham, N.C., attended an educational weekend on Marxist-Leninist theory and practice hosted by the Philadelphia branch of Workers World Party.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

First Deadline to Finalize NAFTA

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News First Deadline to Finalize NAFTA By NAFB News Service – Sep 26, 2017 First Deadline to Finalize NAFTA SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter The United States now has a tentative timeline to complete the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. The Trump administration notified Congress Friday evening of expected changes to trade remedy law as a result of the ongoing trade talks. Notification is required at least 180 days before a trade agreement is signed, under the trade promotion authority law. The House Ways and Means Committee confirmed it received the notification. Trade promotion authority also requires the administration to give Congress another notification 90 days before signing the agreement and to publish the text of the pact 60 days before signing.The timeline puts March 22 as the first day a new NAFTA could be signed. However, to have the deal ready to sign, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer would have to reach a deal in December and publish the text in January.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleHigher Bacon Prices This FallNext articleIndiana Drought Area Increases NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

“Disproportionate” prison sentence for newspaper editor who skipped military service

first_img Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” October 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Disproportionate” prison sentence for newspaper editor who skipped military service ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan to go further News News November 11, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Armenia Help by sharing this information center_img Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at the four-year prison sentence passed on Jamanak Erevan editor Arman Babajanian for evading military service, noting claims that it could have been politically-motivated. A court began a week ago to hear an appeal against the sentence, passed on 8 September.“We are stunned by the disproportionate nature of this sentence,” the press freedom organisation said. “Babajanian admitted evading military service (article 327 of the criminal code) but denied the charge of presenting false papers (article 324). Although he has cooperated with the authorities, he has been held without interruption since his arrest on 27 June.”Erevan Press Club president Boris Navasardian believes the case was probably politically motivated. “The sentences for this kind of offence are usually less than three years,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “There are also legal alternatives to imprisonment. Babajanian may have been dealt with severely because of the political nature of his work. Jamanak Erevan has been very critical of the Armenian authorities from the moment it was launched.”The daily Jamanak Erevan began being published in Armenia on 16 May after several years of being produced in Los Angeles. Babajanian was arrested less than two months after its launch in Erevan. Despite many protests and calls for his release, he spent his 30th birthday in prison. He has tried to continue working from prison, and managed to write an article for the 13 July issue about the 12-year-old dispute with Azerbaijan over the upper Karabakh region that was headlined “Peace is the only solution.” RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more News ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia April 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakhlast_img read more

Investigations Cannot Be Transferred Invoking Powers Under Section 406 CrPC: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesInvestigations Cannot Be Transferred Invoking Powers Under Section 406 CrPC: SC [Read Judgment] Ashok Kini19 Aug 2020 12:29 AMShare This – x”Only cases and appeals (not investigation) can be transferred.”The Supreme Court has observed that investigations cannot be transferred by invoking powers under Section 406 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed thus in the judgment delivered today in which he refused the Actress Rhea Chakroborthy’s plea seeking transfer of FIR registered in Bihar to Mumbai. The court held that Bihar police had jurisdiction to register…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has observed that investigations cannot be transferred by invoking powers under Section 406 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed thus in the judgment delivered today in which he refused the Actress Rhea Chakroborthy’s plea seeking transfer of FIR registered in Bihar to Mumbai. The court held that Bihar police had jurisdiction to register FIR with respect to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput at the complaint of the actor’s father, and held the transfer to CBI valid.One of the issues considered by the court in this case was whether the Supreme Court has power to transfer investigation (not case or appeal) under Section 406 of the CrPC. The Bihar Government had objected to the maintainability of the Transfer Petition contending that investigations could not be transferred by invoking Section 406 CrPC.To answer this issue, the judge referred to the decision in Ram Chander Singh Sagar vs. State of Tamil Nadu (1978) 2 SCC 35 in which it was held that the power under Section 406 CrPC does not clothe the Court with the power to transfer investigations from one police station to another in the country simply because the first information or a remand report is for warded to a Court. The judge observed:The contrary references cited by the Petitioner where transfer of investigation was allowed, do not in any manner, refer to a determination on the question of competence to transfer investigation under Section 406. In the cited cases, relief was granted without any discussion of the law, ignoring the long standing ratio laid down in Ram Chander Singh Sagar (Supra). Having considered the contour of the power under section 406 CrPC, it must be concluded that only cases and appeals (not investigation) can be transferred.The court observed that Section 406 CrPC empowers the Supreme Court to transfer cases and appeals.It added:”The scope of exercise of this power is for securing the ends of justice. The precedents suggest that transfer plea under Section 406 CrPC were granted in cases where the Court believed that the trial may be prejudiced and fair and impartial proceedings cannot be carried on, if the trial continues.”The court referred to following observations made by Justice Krishna Iyer in Ram Chander Singh Sagar case. “The Code of Criminal Procedure clothes this Court with power under Section 406 to transfer a case or appeal from one High Court or a Court subordinate to one High Court to another High Court or to a Court subordinate thereto. But, it does not clothe this Court with the power to transfer investigations from one police station to another in the country simply because the first information or a remand report is for warded to a Court. Case DetailsCase name: Rhea Chakraborty Vs State of BiharCase no.: Transfer Petition (Crl.) No.225 of 2020Coram: Justice Hrishikesh RoyCounsel: Sr. Adv Shyam Divan, for the petitioner, Sr. Adv  Maninder Singh for State of Bihar, Sr. Adv Vikas Singh, Senior Advocates Dr. A.M. Singhvi and R. Basant for State of Maharashtra, and SG Mr. Tushar Mehta, for Union of India Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Letterkenny gets €1M Investment for major regeneration plan

first_img Letterkenny gets €1M Investment for major regeneration plan News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Letterkenny has secured €1million from a special Government regeneration fund to revitalise the town and promote enterprise.The funding will go towards creating a masterplan to improve the town centre, housing, public transport, create jobs and enterprise and modernise the overall environment of the town.The Urban Regeneration and Development Fund is one of four funds established under the National Development Plan 2018-2027.Donegal Minister Joe McHugh says more funding for the plan will be forthcoming but this is a good start:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleMcCurry, Coney & McGuigan back at Tyrone trailsNext articleFamily were in hotel when blaze broke out News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 26, 2018 Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebooklast_img read more