Why I think £5k invested in these FTSE 100 stocks could make you a fortune

first_img 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 | More on: BATS IMB The stock market crash of 2020 could lead some investors to sell FTSE 100 stocks and concentrate on assets such as cash. After all, even with interest rates at record lows, cash has outperformed shares this year.However, over the long term, the FTSE 100 has always fully recovered from its downturns and outperformed cash substantially.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…As such, shares priced at low levels today could be a great long-term investment. With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 stocks that could be worth adding to your portfolio after recent declines.FTSE 100 stocks on offerTobacco group British American Tobacco‘s (LSE: BATS) recent trading update highlighted its financial strength during a challenging period for the global economy.The company is still predicting revenue growth of 3% to 5% for 2020. Management is also confident that the group can hit its revenue target of £5bn from new categories by 2023/24.At a time when so many other businesses are struggling to keep the lights on, this is encouraging. The update showcases British American’s strengths. Not only is the traditional business still expanding, but it’s also making progress on new products.As the world moves away from traditional cigarettes, these so-called reduced-risk products should help support the group’s growth.British American has also recently stated that the company is committed to maintaining its dividend. The stock currently yields nearly 7%, which makes it one of the most attractive income plays in the FTSE 100. At this rate of return, £5k invested in the firm could grow to be worth £10k in just seven years excluding capital growth.As such, with British American’s share price now trading 11% down on its level of the start of 2020, £5k invested in the business over the long run could make you a small fortune.Imperial BrandsThe second of the two FTSE 100 stocks that could make you a small fortune over the long term is Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB).Like its larger peer, Imperial seems to be coping well in the current economic environment. It’s in the process of a significant restructuring operation. Management is trying to cut costs and sell non-core assets to reduce debt. This is causing some uncertainty in the short run, but it could lead to a more efficient business over the long term.There has been some speculation that the company’s dividend is under threat. As of yet, Imperial hasn’t confirmed or denied these rumours. However, even if the business reduced its payout by 50%, it would still offer a dividend yield of 6%. That would give the group one of the highest dividend yields of all FTSE 100 stocks.Therefore, with the shares down 19% in 2020, now could be a great time to snap up this income champion. These numbers indicate that even without any capital growth, Imperial could double your money in 12 years. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Imperial Brands and British American Tobacco. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. 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. 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Bonnie Anderson’s opening remarks to Executive Council

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags The Rev. Anne Bonnyman says: Comments are closed. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Executive Council Meeting, January 27, 2012:  Opening RemarksBonnie Anderson, President, The House of DeputiesGood morning—I am glad to be here with all of you. We have three days of hard work ahead of us, and I believe that, with courage and vision, we can make real progress toward a draft budget that will allow us to realize the future to which God is calling the Episcopal Church.Yesterday was the feast of Lydia, Dorcas and Phoebe. The story of these women, three of the church’s earliest disciples, comes down to us only through brief references in Paul’s letters. We can’t hear their voices, but we do know their work. As the collect in Holy Women, Holy Men says, they served God with the gifts each had been given:  Lydia in business and stewardship, Dorcas in a life of charity, and Phoebe as what Paul called a “deacon who served many.”I think there are two important things for us to remember about Lydia, Dorcas, and Phoebe as we begin this meeting. The first is that, without ordination, recognition, or status in a religious hierarchy, they used their gifts and resources to support the church in their local communities:  Lydia in Philippi, Phoebe in Cenchreae, and Dorcas in Joppa. Dorcas, in fact, was so effective in providing clothes to the poor widows of her community that when she died they called for Peter, who prayed and brought her back to life.The second important thing to remember about Lydia, Dorcas and Phoebe is that we almost missed them. Few women’s voices were recorded during their time, and the scriptural record of them is slight. Their mission and ministry strengthened the early church at a time when its survival was uncertain and its form was unclear, but we didn’t even recognize their feast until 2009. Lydia, Dorcas and Phoebe built up the church in essential ways during a period of great change, but we almost missed them.Like Lydia, Dorcas and Phoebe, we too are in a time of great change. There are many ways to deal with the kind of rapid societal change we have seen in the last few years. A lot of people deal with change by avoiding it, hoping that it won’t affect them. But if we avoid it, eventually change will catch up with us whether we are participants or bystanders.As Christians, we don’t really have the option to ignore change. By our baptism we participate with God in the quest to reconcile the world. So instead of standing by and watching change happen, we are called upon to use the change, even create the change that we believe will bring about a reconciled world. And so here we are, with a golden opportunity—the draft budget for the next triennium—to create some badly needed change.Now, we all know that mainstream religion is on the decline and that membership in the Episcopal Church has dropped below two million for the first time. It’s true that too many of our congregations and dioceses are struggling financially, and it’s clear that the days of being able to support a huge headquarters in one of the world’s most expensive cities are about over. We can spend a lot of time mourning what’s past or trying to keep a patchwork of it sewn together, or we can try to discern God’s call for our future by looking for what’s right in front of us that—like Lydia, Dorcas, and Phoebe—we’re in danger of missing.Which ministries in your dioceses are working well and need more resources to grow and thrive? What needs could your congregations respond to if you had more to work with? How could we revitalize the church if we put more of our money where our mission is—at the local level?Just allocating more money for local mission and ministry isn’t enough, of course. We need to cultivate innovation, hone our skills at rapid prototyping, and look around for the people and places already supporting ministry that we’re in danger of missing. Who in your communities is doing the work of the church without credentials, without institutional authority and without recognition? Where is God at work in your midst in ways that we might have missed while we were mourning the world—and the church—that has passed away?I hope that we will be brave, innovative and bold during this meeting. I don’t believe we need a transitional budget, one that takes baby steps but still holds on tight to the old structures and old ways of operating. We don’t know exactly what the future of The Episcopal Church looks like. I was reminded of this by an article in The Economist that said a lot of what we called “the future” a short time ago is already here–it’s just not evenly distributed yet.I believe that the best way to find out what the future looks like is to invest where we know that mission and ministry is already most effective and closest to God’s people.Let’s reduce the amount that we ask dioceses to send to the Church Center. Let’s study the best use of the building at 815 Second Avenue with an eye to freeing up for mission the $7.7 million dollars that is earmarked for facilities cost and debt repayment during the next triennium. Let’s expect that dioceses and their networks know best how to build up God’s church and support ministry where it is most effective. And as we change the budget, let’s acknowledge that we also need to change our models of accountability and responsibility to be mutual and respectful of the entire people of God, not just those with ecclesial power.Now is the time for us to be courageous. We won’t emerge from this meeting with the perfect budget, and we don’t have to, because Program, Budget and Finance and General Convention will add their skill and wisdom. We won’t even have the perfect budget on July 12 when we leave Indianapolis. But we can have a budget that reflects our courage and commitment to follow in the footsteps of Lydia, Dorcas and Phoebe, who built up the church where they were with what they had. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Doug Sandburg says: Posted Jan 27, 2012 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET January 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm i’m always interested in listening and or reading what you have to say. It leaves much to ponder about my own life and my participation. As i am in my 3rd year in EfM it seems clear to me that TEC is on the cutting edge of what God is doing in the world in reconcilitation and supporting leadership leadership in various ways. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Executive Council, Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Submit an Event Listing January 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm Bonnie Anderson,You opening remarks with regard to the future of the Church is most very welcome. For one to state that we as a church can no longer place the great financial burden on it by retaining an outdated headquarters in New York City in rewarding. Let us look to having a headquarters in a city that would cost less in building, salaries and just a less costly place to meet makes a great deal of sense.I do hope that your vision can be followed through as we need “help” for each of our parishes so we can grow both in membership and financially.Thank you,Doug Sandburg, Parishioner in Western New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Vivian Varela says: Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT January 28, 2012 at 8:50 am Thank you for your insight and leadership in a time of great change. I hear your words as a fresh wind blowing through the Church. Thank you also for reminding us of forebears who guide us along the way, especially those whom we nearly miss. May God bless you and the Council in your ministry. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Bonnie Anderson’s opening remarks to Executive Council Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bob Partlow says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH President of the House of Deputies Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Comments (4) Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group January 28, 2012 at 10:58 am Again, you speak the truth to us. Our Diocese faces a difficult decision regarding valuable resources tied up in an outdated facility. I believe that our decision to either hold on to the treasured past or move boldly into a new future will be predictive of our future. 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House in Sayo / FujiwaraMuro Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Yano Toshiyuki+ 14 Share Area:  81 m² Photographs Projects “COPY” House in Sayo / FujiwaraMuro Architects “COPY” Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/345154/house-in-sayo-fujiwarramuro-architects Clipboard Housescenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/345154/house-in-sayo-fujiwarramuro-architects Clipboard Architects: FujiwaraMuro Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Yano ToshiyukiSave this picture!© Yano Toshiyuki A narrow space threads through the center of this house, expanding and shrinking, curving and meandering. This part of the house morphs and transforms to become a space for relaxation, study, reading, or teatime. We built a small room in the middle of this space. As the width of these branches changes, the purpose of this room, along with its relationship with the surrounding space, transforms along with it.Save this picture!© Yano ToshiyukiSave this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDesign Days DubaiEventPatricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science / Grimshaw ArchitectsUnbuilt Project Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Hyogo Ward, Japan House in Sayo / FujiwaraMuro ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Sayo / FujiwaraMuro Architects CopyAbout this officeFujiwaraMuro ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHyogo WardHousesWoodJapanPublished on March 15, 2013Cite: “House in Sayo / FujiwaraMuro Architects” 15 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More 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 streamlast_img read more

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Green House / KARABON

first_img Iran Mehdi Panahi CopyApartments•Tehran, Iran Photographs:  Mehdi Panahi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Apartments Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930922/green-house-karabon Clipboard Green House / KARABON Green House / KARABONSave this projectSaveGreen House / KARABONSave this picture!© Mehdi Panahi+ 41Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: Azarakhsh Brick, Kohler, Miele, Nobilia, Bms, Galletti, Namikaran, SET, Sang Saphir Sepahan, VALVO CopyAbout this officeKARABONOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsTehranOn FacebookIranPublished on December 26, 2019Cite: “Green House / KARABON” 26 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 2016center_img Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930922/green-house-karabon Clipboard Architects: KARABON Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: “COPY” Area:  3150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Design Team:Rasool BakhshiGraphic Design:Zohreh BakhtiariStructural Design:M.A PanahiCity:TehranCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mehdi PanahiRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. In the past, the living of human beings has been beside nature, but nowadays due to the definition of architectural space for living in floors above the ground, this relationship has been almost gone. Also In the past 40 years, the greenery of the urban landscape in north Tehran gradually has been missed under continuous constructions. The main idea of this project was formed through an attempt to find an approach in making the relationship with nature stronger both physically and visually.Save this picture!© Mehdi PanahiIn the project design process, wherever it was possible to create a green area, an appropriate detail was designed according to the limitations and criteria. Generally, except for living spaces and circulation paths, all other surfaces designed to maximize green spaces in the form of large and small flower boxes. The most important of these areas are courtyard, roof garden, and split-level yard above ground floor parking. Save this picture!© Mehdi PanahiAlong with the main concept of the project, the Facade design idea was formed to outspreads the facade surfaces opened following two important issues: one view and landscape, and the other creating a suitable area for greenery growth. This opened-facade designed to provide greenery growth gradually toward the widest grid of facade, on the one hand by distancing finishing shell from main body of the building and on the other hand by making the grids of finishing shell of the facade, wider and wider and like was gradually rotating the elements of facade to minimize coverage. At the end of this opened-shell of bricks, the maximum gap was created between the bricks to allow more visibility and create more space for greenery. The facade details and its combination with the plants make a similar sense on both sides of the shell. These details are an attempt to make closer the sense of inside and outside. In order to execute these details, we choose brick as the main material because of its modularity and possibility of alignment likewise having a powerful and familiar sense. Save this picture!© Mehdi PanahiSave this picture!Typical floor planSave this picture!© Mehdi PanahiSplit-level courtyard – the effect of the main idea. Due to the steep slope of the street, there was 5 meter height between ground-floor parking level and first floor level, while the height required for parking was 2.4 meter, along with the main concept of the project, we designed Split-level to make a green floor, aiming to increase green spaces of the project. Access to this space is provided exclusively by a bridge from the lobby.  Finally, in all over the project, wherever planting was possible, flower boxes designed to increase green space and plant diversity. We used the smart watering system to keep the plants always fresh and green even in the absence of residents.Save this picture!© Mehdi PanahiProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse K / Alphonse Kai ArchitectSelected ProjectsSchool of Architecture, Crescent University / architectureREDSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tehran, Tehran Province, IranLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

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Google rejects trade union’s Adwords advertisement

first_img Google Adwords is used by many charities to promote their Web site online, but an American labour union has been told that Google won’t accept its paid advert.After three months of allowing a paid Google Adwords advertisement promoting a pro-union Web site, Google now says that the company won’t allow adverts that contain “language that advocates against an individual, group, or organisation”. This could have far-reaching implications for charities and campaigning groups in the USA and further afield. Advertisement Google rejects trade union’s Adwords advertisement Tagged with: Digital Individual giving 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The advert was placed on Google’s Adwords system by Wal-Mart Workers of Michigan. It read:Wal-Mart Workers of MIA union can help with job stabilitysafety, better pay, and benefits.www.walmartworkersmi.netThe advert was designed to help organise Wal-Mart employees into a union to try to improve their working conditions and wages. Google’s current dominance of Web searching and its ability to deliver context-relevant advertising across its site and thousands of other partner sites means that it is a valuable tool for charities and organisations wishing to promote themselves online. However, get on the wrong side of Google and you could find it much more difficult to drive traffic to your site.UK Fundraising has featured both Google Adwords and its income-generating partner version Google Adsense before, and in general recommends both as useful tools for online promotion and fundraising for charities. However, Google needs to be encouraged to ensure that it does not abuse its position. This is not the first time that a charity has had its advert rejected by Google. UK Fundraising featured Oceana’s case on 16 February 2004.Fortunately, following the initial rejection, Google has reversed its decision. It is currently “reviewing the ad”.  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 June 2004 | Newslast_img read more

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The Grand Appeal brings international ‘Gromit Unleashed’ sculptures to Bristol

first_img The Grand Appeal has brought statues of Gromit from ‘The Greatest Dog Show on Earth’ in Hong Kong to Bristol for a 10-week exhibition which will raise further funds for the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity.The 16 designs were exhibited in Hong Kong in July 2014 and have not been seen in the UK so far. They were part of a display of 70 five-foot and three-foot Gromit designs, all of which were auctioned to raise funds for The Grand Appeal and children’s art programmes in hospitals across Hong Kong.Now the 16 Gromits can be viewed at The Grand Appeal’s shop at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway.‘The Greatest Dog Show On Earth’ followed the success of The Grand Appeal’s ‘Gromit Unleashed’ trail in Bristol in 2013, which saw 80 Gromit sculptures designed by artists, designers and celebrities raise £2.3 million at auction for Bristol Children’s Hospital.The exhibition is running for ten weeks from 1 February to 10 April and be free to enter, with a suggested £2 entry donation welcome to The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Advertisement Photos: Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation. Charity no. 1043603; Shaun the Sheep & Shaun in the City ©& ™ Aardman Animations Ltd‘Gromit Unleashed’ merchandise and figurines can also be bought online from the Wallace and Gromit Charity Shop online.  Sales of ‘Gromit Unleashed’ figurines, homewares and gifts have taken the total raised by the campaign to more than £5 million.  221 total views,  1 views today The Grand Appeal brings international ‘Gromit Unleashed’ sculptures to Bristol 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 3 February 2016 | News  222 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Celebrity corporate Eventslast_img read more

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Newark, N.J., group to protest banning of Mumia-Abu Jamal documentary

first_imgSupporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal in front of Newark City Plex theater, April 26.On Friday, May 17th, the People’s Organization for Progress will hold an informational picket at Newark’s City Plex 12 Movie Theatres for their decision to ban the critically acclaimed documentary, “Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal.”   It will take place at 5:30 p.m.  City Plex is located at Springfield Avenue and Bergen Street in Newark.The film, directed and produced by Newark native, Steve Vittoria, was originally scheduled to be shown on April 26. It is playing to packed houses in cities across the country. It was just extended for an additional week in Philadelphia, where media towards Abu-Jamal have historically been the most hostile.Instead, the Newark film showing was cancelled without notice suddenly on April 11. POP, the New Black Panther Party, Women In Support of the Million Man March, Amiri Baraka and the NYC Free Mumia Coalition decided to rally at City Plex on the day it was supposed to be shown, [April 26], to condemn the cancellation.The film has been critically received across the political spectrum and actually seeks to capture the humanity of the celebrated but imprisoned journalist.Abu-Jamal is fighting a conviction for supposedly killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. He had been sentenced to death and has survived the signing of two death warrants. His death sentence was recently overturned in federal court. He has yet to be able to get new evidence proving his innocence into the appellate courts.The People’s Organization for Progress meets every Thursday evening at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, 224 West Kinney St., Newark, at 6:30 p.m.For more information about this action, please call 973-801-0001.Lawrence Hamm is the chairperson of POP.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Was Your Operation Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic? Apply for CFAP

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 29, 2020 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Was Your Operation Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic? Apply for CFAP SHARE Was Your Operation Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic? Apply for CFAP By Steven Brown, State Executive Director in Indiana, USDA Farm Service AgencyFarmers and ranchers feed our state, our nation, and in fact, our world. You work long hours to provide essential resources for us all, and in these challenging times, I want you to know that USDA is here to support you and your operation through our Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP.Whether you farm one acre or many more, grow food for local markets or big supply chains, CFAP can help. We’re accepting applications through August 28 and encouraging producers to apply now.In Indiana, we have already approved 15034 applications and disbursed $164,250,055 as of July 27, 2020. I know many of you have applied for CFAP already, but the numbers indicate that some who are eligible have not.If you’re still unsure about CFAP and your operation, I encourage you to take five minutes today to visit farmers.gov/cfap or call 877-508-8364 to learn about eligibility and options to apply. Whether you’ve worked with FSA for years or this will be a first, we’re here to help you every step of the way.CFAP provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. A range of commodities are eligible for CFAP, including cattle, milk, corn, hogs and soybeans.You can access the full list of eligible non-specialty, specialty, livestock, dairy, and wool commodities by visiting farmers.gov/cfap.We know you’re busy, so we’ve outlined options to apply at the top of farmers.gov/cfap. We offer a CFAP Application Portal where those of you with eAuthentication accounts can submit your application online.Don’t have an eAuthentication account? You can enroll at farmers.gov/sign-in. We also offer a manual application option, and a CFAP Application Generator and Payment Calculator that allows you to input information specific to your operation to determine estimated payments and populate the application form.You can apply now for the commodities that are currently eligible, and if any other commodities you produce are added to the program, we will happily amend your application.If you have questions, please let us know. You can call our CFAP Call Center for one-on-one support with the CFAP application process. Call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer personalized assistance. And, as always, the FSA office at your local USDA Service Center is also there to help you prepare your application.Farmers and ranchers continue to be the backbone of our nation. I know Indiana’s agricultural producers are facing unprecedented challenges with the coronavirus pandemic, and I want to make sure we at USDA are doing all we can to provide critical support. We thank our farmers and ranchers, and we encourage you to apply for CFAP today. Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous article33-Acre Fishers AgriPark Celebrating Opening Throughout AugustNext articleSeeds From China Contain Noxious Weeds Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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GP supports smoking ban for private cars

first_imgEmail A LOCAL general practitioner has placed a container outside his practice with a sign asking people to ‘donate to friends…lung cancer’ by placing their cigarette butts in the tub. Dr Richard O’Flaherty said that the public are littering by throwing the ends of their cigarettes on to the ground outside his Cecil Street practice. “I’ve had to sweep them all up time and again,” said the GP. “Its hard to believe how many there are and that so many people still smoke.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I hate seeing people throwing cigarette butts out of car windows”.Dr. O’Flaherty has offered his full support to the proposals by Minister for Health Dr James Reilly to introduce new laws that would make it illegal to smoke in a private car.The potential ban is being considered in the context of the tobacco policy review taking place.There are two scenarios being examined under the ban. The first involves banning smoking in cars where children under 16 are present.If this were to prove unworkable, a blanket ban on smoking in private cars would be introduced.Smoking in taxis, company cars and vans is already prohibited as they are classed as workplaces.The ban on smoking in the workplace was introduced in 2004.“I totally agree with this proposal,” said Dr. O’Flaherty. “Passive smoking is terrible”.He added that the ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces had “significantly contributed to a decrease in lung cancer, deaths from asthma and other lung disease”. Breaching the proposed smoking ban for private cars would be treated as either a road traffic offence or a public health issue.If imposed, Ireland would be the first country in the world to impose such a ban. Advertisement Previous articleGeorgian shopping area would hike city’s footfallNext articlePeople of Limerick urged to turn back time admin Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook NewsLocal NewsGP supports smoking ban for private carsBy admin – August 17, 2011 538 Print Twitterlast_img read more

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Royal Bank of Scotland Settles for $500 Million

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Royal Bank of Scotland Settles for $500 Million 2008 Financial Crisis Eric Schneiderman Financial Crisis Mortgage-Backed Securities New York Attorney General Royal Bank of Scotland Settlement 2018-03-07 David Wharton Previous: Are Homes More Affordable Than We Thought? Next: Could Housing Construction Momentum Take a Hit? Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: David Wharton Share Save Tagged with: 2008 Financial Crisis Eric Schneiderman Financial Crisis Mortgage-Backed Securities New York Attorney General Royal Bank of Scotland Settlement March 7, 2018 1,829 Views Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman this week announced a $500 million settlement between the state and Royal Bank of Scotland. The settlement relates to claims that the bank misled investors over the quality of risky mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.New York and Schneiderman have led the charge in pursuing action against financial institutions they allege have engaged in deceptive practices, securing some $3.7 billion in cash and consumer relief since the financial crisis.In a statement, Attorney General Schneiderman said, “While the financial crisis may be behind us, New Yorkers are still feeling the effects of the housing crash. Home values plummeted. Vacant homes consumed neighborhoods. And for many New Yorkers, affordable housing fell out of reach. Today’s settlement is another important step in our comprehensive effort to help New Yorkers rebuild their lives and communities. I am proud of the extraordinary housing programs these settlements have funded across New York, from Brookhaven to Buffalo—and today’s settlement will fund even more community revitalization initiatives for years to come.”The six-figure settlement includes a $100 million cash payment to the state of New York and $400 million in consumer relief for homeowners and affected communities. The relief efforts will include funds to help promote affordable housing initiatives, as well as funds “dedicated to helping communities transform their code enforcement systems, invest in land banks, and purchase distressed properties to keep them out of the hands of predatory investors.” An independent monitor will be appointed to ensure RBS’ compliance with the terms of the settlement.“We have been very clear that putting our remaining legacy issues behind us is a key part of our strategy,” said RBS CEO Ross McEwan in a media statement. “Settling these issues is a stark reminder of the heavy price we continue to pay for the global ambitions pursued by the bank in the run up to the crisis.”As reported by the Wall Street Journal, RBS has previously reached similar settlements with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and states including California and Connecticut. Another settlement may be looming between RBS and the U.S. Justice Department. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Journal, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Royal Bank of Scotland Settles for $500 Million Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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