You can make a million by investing in UK shares. Here’s how I’d do it

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Instead, you should be looking to build your wealth over your entire working lifetime. Say, 30 or 40 years.If you take the long-term view, and stick at it, you really could make a million. Remember to invest inside your Stocks and Shares ISA, that way your money will be free of tax for life.I would start by building a balanced portfolio of UK shares, starting with some FTSE 100 names that offer a combination of capital growth and dividend income. Too many investors underestimate the importance of dividends. They will keep your portfolio ticking over, even at times like these, when share prices are highly volatile.You need to reinvest all your dividends for growth at this point. You can draw them as income later, after you’ve retired.Make a million, the slow wayGenerating income from UK shares has got harder lately, as many top companies cut their dividends during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, you can still get dividends of 6% or 7% from the FTSE 100, with a bit of rooting around. A 7% yield would double your money in just over seven years, even if the share price didn’t grow at all.Many will be nervous about investing in UK shares in the middle of the pandemic. The recovery looks set to be slow and bumpy, until we find a vaccine.However, history shows that a crash is the ideal time to buy shares, as you can pick up top companies at reduced prices. Look for businesses with loyal customers and a deep ‘moat’ against competitors, as well as minimal debt and sustainable dividends.Aim to hold these UK shares for the long run, to let the income and growth roll up. You can make a million, but it’ll take time and effort. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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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. You can make a million by investing in UK shares. Here’s how I’d do it Harvey Jones | Friday, 21st August, 2020 John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and Apple. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Just Eat N.V and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. 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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All Black side to play Tonga in opening RWC clash

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 27: Piri Weepu of the All Blacks leads the haka during the Tri-Nations Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Henry added: “Everyone in the All Blacks squad is excited by what lies ahead and we have also been humbled by the fantastic support we have been receiving.  From the player’s visit to the small towns to the official welcome at Aotea Square and just the people we meet when we are out and about, there is huge support which is really special.”The All Blacks have played Tonga three times, including at the 1999 Rugby World Cup and 2003 tournament. As well as Thorn and Ali Williams, Carter and Flynn also played against Tonga in the 2003 Rugby World CupStarting XV:1.         Tony Woodcock (76)2.         Andrew Hore (55)3.         Owen Franks (24)4.         Brad Thorn (52)5.         Ali Williams (66)6.         Jerome Kaino (41)7.         Richie McCaw – captain (98)8.         Victor Vito (8)9.         Jimmy Cowan (47)10.       Daniel Carter (83)11.       Isaia Toeava (32)12.       Sonny Bill Williams (7)13.       Ma’a Nonu (60)14.       Richard Kahui (12)15.       Israel Dagg (7) Piri Weepu will make his 50th appearance off the benchAll Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have today announced the All Blacks team for the opening match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup against Tonga at Eden Park, Auckland, on Friday 9 September.The team will be captained by Richie McCaw for the 62nd time, in his 99th Test, in a squad that is bristling with experience and balanced with rising stars of the All Blacks.In the front row, the All Blacks most capped prop Tony Woodcock will pack down alongside 55–Test hooker Andrew Hore and Owen Franks.  Experienced locks Brad Thorn and Ali Williams, who were the starting locks against Tonga at the 2003 Rugby World Cup, will start their 20th Test together, while Jerome Kaino brings experience back at blindside flanker, and Victor Vito gets just the third start of his burgeoning All Blacks career at number eight.Halfback Jimmy Cowan and playmaker Daniel Carter will start their 25th Test together while in the midfield, Ma’a Nonu moves out one position to centre to make way for Sonny Bill Williams, who gets his fifth Test start, at second–five eighth. In the back three, the selectors have picked Israel Dagg at fullback in his eighth Test, with the versatile Richard Kahui and Isaia Toeava on the wings.Meanwhile, the squad also features the first All Blacks appearance this year for lock Anthony Boric, who is on the bench.  Boric’s 2011 season ended prematurely after he suffered a foot injury during the Super Rugby Finals Series.  Halfback Piri Weepu also looks set to make his 50th Test appearance off the bench.Commenting on the team to play Tonga, All Blacks Coach Graham Henry said: “There is real competition in a number of positions, at fullback and on the wings and other positions as well, and the selection of the starting XV reflects that.  Those players selected have now been given the opportunity which is exciting and they will all look to make the most of their chance.”Henry said that it was important for to give the “backbone” of the starting XV regular game time together in the Pool Play matches, but balance it with the fact that other players needed to have the opportunity to get game time as well. Reserves: 16.       Corey Flynn (14)17.       Ben Franks (11)18.       Anthony Boric (20)19.       Sam Whitelock (18)20.       Piri Weepu (49)21.       Colin Slade (5)22.       Cory Jane (26)Number of Test caps in brackets read more

Inmigrantes y activistas religiosos acuden al Capitolio

first_imgInmigrantes y activistas religiosos acuden al Capitolio Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Miles de inmigrantes reunidos el 8 de octubre en el Paseo Nacional [National Mall] como parte de Camino Americano, la Marcha por la Dignidad y el Respeto de los Inmigrantes. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] “No somos delincuentes, somos seres humanos. Díganles a los políticos que aprueben la reforma migratoria ahora”, decía entre sollozos una mexicana desde la tribuna durante la concentración Camino Americano que tuvo lugar el 9 de octubre en el Paseo Nacional [National Mall].La mujer acababa de terminar de contar la historia de su sobrino, que llegó de niño a Estados Unidos y por consiguiente debía tener derecho a la acción diferida, pero lo deportaron a México y debió dejar atrás a su esposa y a un hijo de 8 años. Hace cinco meses, movido por la desesperación, el hombre intentó cruzar la frontera para reunirse con su familia. Desde entonces no han vuelto a saber de él, dijo su tía.“Necesitamos ponerle fin a la deportación. ¡Unidos venceremos! Exclamó.No es infrecuente que los inmigrantes mueran o desaparezcan en el intento de cruzar la frontera entre EE.UU. y México. Sólo en el Condado de Pima, Arizona, entre 1990 y 2012, la oficina del médico forense examinó los restos de 2,238 inmigrantes. Un terció de los cadáveres siguen sin identificar, según un informe del Instituto Binacional de Migración de la Universidad de Arizona.Incluso con el cierre parcial del gobierno, 1.100 inmigrantes indocumentados siguen siendo deportados diariamente, y se calcula que 200.000 niños han perdido a algunos de sus padres por deportación.El cierre del gobierno, que ahora se encuentra en su segunda semana, no detuvo a los activistas de la inmigración —en representación de más de 18 tradiciones religiosas y provenientes de 39 estados— de pasar dos días en la Cumbre sobre la Reforma Migratoria del Servicio Mundial de Iglesias en la capital de la nación, planeando formas de promover los derechos de los inmigrantes a través de una reforma migratoria y de la creación de comunidades más acogedoras en solidaridad con los inmigrantes.“La Cumbre sobre Inmigración del SMI no podía haber tenido lugar en un momento más crucial. Con tantos asuntos legislativos pendientes y el cierre del gobierno, es esencial que las voces de los fieles y las voces de nuestros hermanos y hermanas inmigrantes se levanten por encima de la polémica para exigir una reforma migratoria justa y humana”, dijo Katie Conway, analista sobre política migratoria y de refugiados de la Iglesia Episcopal.“Nuestras comunidades han sufrido por demasiado tiempo la injusticia de nuestras leyes migratorias, y hoy 300 líderes ecuménicos se han reunido en oración, activismo y promoción para recordarle a la Cámara de Representantes que el momento de aprobar una reforma migratoria es ahora”.Mientras miles de inmigrantes participaban en la concentración y la marcha de Camino Americano, que incluía un acto de desobediencia civil que condujo al arresto de ocho congresistas demócratas, unos 300 líderes de diferentes religiones e iglesias estaban visitando a sus representantes en el Capitolio para pedirles que priorizaran una reforma migratoria integral.La obispa primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori; la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings y otros líderes denominacionales visitaron a Nancy Pelosi (D-California), líder de la minoría de la Cámara de Representantes y se reunieron con ella y otros representantes demócratas.“Estuvo muy bien” dijo Jefferts Schori después de la visita. “La líder [de la minoría] Pelosi estaba presente así como otros seis miembros de la Cámara de Representantes, quienes se expresaron con clara vehemencia respecto a lograr que se apruebe un proyecto de ley eficaz e integral.“Ellos siguen buscando coauspiciadores [del proyecto de ley]; en este momento tienen 171 coauspiciadores. Resulta claro que hay suficiente número de votos para aprobar un proyecto de ley si se somete al pleno. De manera que la tarea ahora consiste en alentar enérgicamente al presidente [de la Cámara] Boehner para que presente el proyecto de ley al pleno, para que presente algo al pleno”.John Boehner (R-Ohio), presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, ha recibido constantes críticas de los principales medios de prensa tanto por el cierre del gobierno como por atascar una votación de la Cámara sobre una reforma migratoria integral.El Senado aprobó un proyecto de reforma migratoria en junio, y los demócratas de la Cámara de Representantes presentaron la semana pasada un proyecto de ley, que se inspira en el proyecto de ley del Senado, para ajustar la legislación migratoria de la nación y ofrecerle, potencialmente, un camino a la ciudadanía a unos 11 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados. El proyecto de ley de los demócratas cuenta con apoyo bipartidista.La Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, imparte la bendición el 8 de octubre al término de un servicio de oración a la entrada del edificio de [la Iglesia] Metodista Unida en Washington, D.C. El culto de oración se organizó como parte de la Cumbre sobre Inmigración del Servicio Mundial de Iglesias, que tuvo lugar el 7 y 8 de octubre en la capital de la nación. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.“Quedé encantada con sus comentarios de que el HR15, que es el proyecto de ley, ya es un producto bipartidista”, dijo Jennings. “Han dedicado incontables horas a cerciorarse de que es algo que podría aprobarse”. Ella cree que los demócratas de la Cámara de Representantes seguirán consiguiendo más partidarios y presionando más a Boehner para presentar el proyecto de ley al pleno de la Cámara, agregó ella.“Se sienten claramente frustrados de que no puedan llevarlo al pleno, y que no tengan el poder para ser capaces de hacerlo, que es el curso normal de los acontecimientos”.Los asistentes a la cumbre —que además de episcopales incluye a metodistas, luteranos, bautistas, presbiterianos, miembros de la Iglesia Unida de Cristo, discípulos de Cristo, catolicorromanos y otros— dedicaron la jornada anterior a sesiones plenarias y de grupos organizadas en torno a la apertura de un diálogo sobre la creación de comunidades más vigorosas y más acogedoras, la creación de estrategias para llevar a cabo ese plan en los estados de las personas que asisten y en prepararse para las visitas a los representantes federales.El 7 de octubre, el gobierno de EE.UU. entró en su segunda semana de cierre parcial que comenzó el día 1, el final del año fiscal 2013, cuando las negociaciones en la Cámara de Representantes controlada por los republicanos no lograron romper el punto muerto de la acerba disputa presupuestaria sobre la Ley de la Atención Médica Asequible, provocando el primer cierre del gobierno desde 1995-96.Para el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración (EMM), el programa de reasentamiento de refugiados de la Iglesia Episcopal, el cierre [del gobierno] ha significado que los recién llegados no puedan solicitar tarjetas de la Seguridad Social y otros beneficios del gobierno a los que tienen derecho, dijo Deborah Stein, directora del EMM, que asistió a la cumbre de la inmigración. “Sin tarjeta de la Seguridad Social no hay empleo”, agregó. “Ellos están aquí con el derecho legal a trabajar”.En 2012, el EMM ayudó a más de 4.000 refugiados a emprender nuevas vidas en seguridad y paz en 31 comunidades a través de Estados Unidos. El EMM colabora con agencias asociadas locales en 27 diócesis episcopales y 22 estados para reasentar refugiados.Las muchas personas a las que clasifican como “indocumentados” responden a una variedad de circunstancias diferentes, dijo Stein.En “flujos migratorios mixtos”, agregó, podrías tener a miles de personas moviéndose por diferentes razones, “algunos refugiados, algunos indocumentados”, apuntó.La gente se ve obligada a cruzar fronteras por toda una variedad de razones, entre ellas, el escapar de un conflicto armado, como es el caso de Siria hoy día; la violencia pandilleril y la política; la falta de empleo; el cambio climático y los efectos de los tratados de comercio bilaterales, dijo Elizabeth Ferris, codirectora del Proyecto sobre Desplazamiento Interno de Brooking-LSE y experta en política exterior, durante la apertura de la cumbre el 7 de octubre.En países centroamericanos como El Salvador, Honduras y Guatemala, los migrantes que huyen de la violencia de las pandillas se unen al flujo permanente de migrantes que entran en Estados Unidos en busca de oportunidades económicas, y no siempre resulta fácil distinguir quién es refugiado y quién no lo es, dijo ella.El debate sobre la inmigración en Estados Unidos, dijo Ferris “se basa en el estereotipo de que hay hordas de gente que quieren venir a EE.UU. y eso no es cierto”.Muchos, añadió, preferirían quedarse en sus hogares, o cerca de ellos, pero ésa no es una opción.Los líderes religiosos que asistieron a la conferencia sostienen que la reforma migratoria es el problema de derechos humanos más importante que confronta Estados Unidos en la actualidad, y que lo que es moral y justo para los inmigrantes también es bueno para la economía de EE.UU.Por ejemplo, la Oficina del Presupuesto Congresional, una entidad no partidista, encontró que la reforma migratoria reduciría el déficit presupuestario en $158.000 millones en la primera década después de la aprobación de la ley, y en $685.000 millones en la segunda década; si a los 11 millones de indocumentados se les concediera un estatus legal en 2013, el ingreso acumulativo de 10 años del producto interno bruto de EE.UU. sería de $832.000 millones; y si los inmigrantes indocumentados adquirieran un estatus migratorio legal en 2013 la economía añadirá un promedio de 121.000 nuevos empleos por año, según el Centro para el Progreso Americano, una institución educativa independiente y no partidista.El 5 de octubre, mientras miles de personas estaban participando en manifestaciones a través del país a favor de la reforma migratoria, el gobernador de California, Jerry Brown, refrendó reformas migratorias “de gran amplitud” —entre ellas el permitir licencias de conducir a inmigrantes indocumentados—que entraron en vigor en su estado.En lugar de esperar por Washington, Brown dijo que estaba haciendo progresar a su estado.El 8 de octubre, las manifestaciones y los que abogan por la reforma migratoria se presentaron en Washington.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori habla durante una conferencia de prensa frente al Capitolio de Washington, D.C. el 8 de octubre. La conferencia de prensa fue organizada como parte de la Cumbre sobre la Inmigración del Servicio Mundial de Iglesias, que tuvo lugar el 7 y 8 de octubre. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.“Nuestra legislación migratoria  está profundamente quebrantada y en urgente necesidad de reforma”, dijo Jefferts Schori durante una conferencia de prensa el 8 de octubre que tuvo lugar en los terrenos del edificio del Capitolio. “Necesitamos vías dignas para que los trabajadores adquieran la ciudadanía y compartan la abundancia creativa de esta nación que ellos ayudan a construir. Necesitamos métodos eficaces para reunificar a las familias. Necesitamos un camino a la residencia legal y a la ciudadanía para las personas indocumentadas a quienes trajeron aquí cuando niños”.“Necesitamos un sistema que aplique la legislación migratoria de manera humana y proporcionada, en lugar de redadas a media noche que dejan a los niños desatendidos y que mantienen a los padres incomunicados”, dijo ella. “Necesitamos un servicio de inmigración sensible y eficiente que proporcione visas en cuestión de meses en lugar de décadas. Necesitamos un sistema de visas abierto a toda clase de trabajadores —empresarios capitalistas y obreros agrícolas por igual”.(Para ver un vídeo con las palabras de la Obispa Primada durante la conferencia de prensa, pulse aquí).En una muestra de apoyo bipartidista a la reforma migratoria, los representantes federales Zoe Lofgren y Jeff Denham, demócrata y republicano respectivamente por el estado de California, acompañaron a Jefferts Schori, al Rdo. John L. McCullough, presidente y Director Ejecutivo del Servicio Mundial de Iglesias y a otros líderes denominacionales en la conferencia de prensa.La obispa de Washington, Mariann Edgar Budde, al centro, participó en un culto con líderes interreligiosos en el Paseo Nacional [National Mall] el 8 de octubre como parte de la Marcha por la Dignidad y el Respecto de los Inmigrantes. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.Durante la cumbre del 7 y 8 de octubre, los líderes religiosos y los activistas oyeron el testimonio de los llamados DREAMers, jóvenes a quienes trajeron a Estados Unidos siendo niños. Se calcula que 1 millón cuatrocientos mil de ellos podrían cumplir los requisitos de la iniciativa de la acción diferida.Esto incluye a personas como Tulo Olubunmi, cuyos padres la trajeron de Nigeria a Estados Unidos cuando tenía 14 años. En la actualidad, Olubunmi es graduada universitaria con un diploma en ingeniería química, pero sigue indocumentada y, en consecuencia, sin derecho a empleo.En 2008, Olubunmi decidió poner a un lado su frustración y ofrecerse de voluntaria para ayudar a otros. En la actualidad es una importante analista política voluntaria para el Centro para el Cambio Comunitario con sede en Washington, D.C.Del mismo modo, Gaby Pacheco, directora del Proyecto Puente [Bridge Project], también en Washington, D.C., se ocupa de conectar a individuos de todo el espectro político para lograr una reforma migratoria que sea razonable y factible.Pacheco, que llegó con sus padres a Estados Unidos a los 8 años, cuando ellos emigraron del Ecuador, instó a los asistentes a la cumbre a empeñarse en mantener a los indocumentados en el centro del entramado político sobre la inmigración.Históricamente, la Iglesia Episcopal ha apoyado la reforma migratoria. Más recientemente, en julio de 2012, la 77ª. Convención General aprobó la Resolución D059, “Alto a la reforma migratoria injusta” así como la D011, “Reforma a la ley de inmigración desigual”. La D059 pide que se suspenda el Programa Comunidades Seguras del Servicio de Control de Inmigración y Aduanas, que se propuso como un medio para que los funcionarios federales deportaran a inmigrantes indocumentados con antecedentes penales.El Rdo. Chris Starr, rector de la iglesia de la Expiación  [Church of the Atonement] en Sandy Springs, Georgia, asistió a la conferencia de Washington en apoyo de la congregación de la misión hispana de su parroquia, compuesta de muchos inmigrantes mexicanos que viven y adoran en su comunidad.“Muchos de ellos son indocumentados a quienes amenazan de separar de sus familias, lo cual es probablemente lo más doloroso de todo esto”, dijo él. “Son un estupendo grupo de personas orientado hacia la vida en familia al que me siento muy feliz de representar aquí”.El activista de la reforma migratoria aspira a una reforma migratoria integral que incluya cláusulas que contemplen la reunificación familiar, creen una vía para obtener la ciudadanía y protejan a los refugiados y a otras poblaciones vulnerables. Y las comunidades religiosas que laboran a favor de la reforma migratoria no se detendrán con la aprobación de un proyecto de ley.“Luego, el proyecto de ley se presenta literalmente como una factura”, dijo Jefferts Schori en una entrevista con ENS. “Las iglesias, las organizaciones sin fines de lucro, las agrupaciones cívicas tienen que responder”.Cuando se apruebe un proyecto de ley, los inmigrantes tendrán que enfrentar un largo camino a la ciudadanía, y muchos necesitarán ayuda para lidiar con el proceso, afirmó.Un modo en que las iglesias, las instituciones sin fines de lucro y las agrupaciones cívicas podrían comenzar a ayudar a los inmigrantes a lidiar con el proceso de la ciudadanía es mediante un certificado de la  Junta de Apelaciones de Inmigración , dijo Dianne Aid, TSSF [terciaria de la Orden de San Francisco de Asís], que dirige el Ministerio de Jubileo de la iglesia de St. Matthew/San Mateo en Auburn en la Diócesis Episcopal de Olympia estado de Washington, y quien preside la Red Episcopal de Justicia Económica.Para asistir a los inmigrantes a tratar con el sistema legal, Aid y otros han ayudado a 25 personas a obtener visas.“Haya ley o no, la labor continúa”, dijo Aid.(Para ver un vídeo de las palabras de recordación de la Obispa Primada durante el culto de oración organizado por el Servicio Mundial de Iglesias como parte de la Cumbre sobre la Inmigración, pulse aquí. Y para la bendición impartida por la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, pulse aquí).– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Por Lynette WilsonPosted Oct 11, 2013 Rector Tampa, FL center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

City of Apopka, Anuvia meet to discuss wastewater issues

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply No resolution found during 90-minute meetingCity of Apopka officials, Florida Department of Environmental Protection representatives, and Anuvia Plant Nutrient executives met this afternoon for approximately 90 minutes at the Apopka Public Works Building in an attempt to resolve their differences and find a way to get Anuvia back online with the wastewater treatment facility after receiving a Cease Discharge Order from the City on Monday.But at the conclusion of the discussion, Anuvia remained offline and no clear timetable for a re-start was reached.“Today’s meeting was an encouraging step towards restarting service with the city of Apopka,” said Anuvia Chief Executive Officer Amy Yoder. “While a firm resolution has not been developed, many ideas were exchanged between the city, Anuvia and the Department of Environmental Protection. We look forward to working through these ideas to come to a resolution as quickly as possible and we are exploring every solution available to Anuvia.”On Friday (March 3rd), the City sent Anuvia a proposed permit to replace the original one which was due to expire on March 6th. However, on Monday (March 6th), the City changed courses and sent a Cease Discharge Order to Anuvia, which caught Anuvia by surprise.“We received the proposed permit at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Friday and the cease letter approximately noon on Monday,” Yoder said on Monday. “It’s unfortunate the city decided to issue this less than one business day after providing a proposed permit and without any warning. As the letter is quite ambiguous, we are working through exactly what that means for us. But, we designed this facility and invested $100 million based on levels the city mistakenly thought they could handle. They have had three years and have been paid more than $1 million to ensure they could process our water. Obviously, that did not happen and now we feel we are being punished for their internal issues.”The Apopka Voice contacted Apopka Public Information Officer Robert Sargent for comment, but did not receive a response at the time of publication. He did release a statement on Monday:“We as staff view this is an unfortunate set of circumstances, but ordering Anuvia to discontinue sending discharge to the City’s wastewater system is unavoidable. As we have made clear for weeks, the City has been working with the company for quite some time to avoid this decision, but it is no longer an option and should not be a surprise to Anuvia. Elements of Anuvia’s waste exceed the plant’s capacity.  Allowing them to continue would put the City in violation of DEP regulations. We appreciate their investment in northwest Orange County and hope to resolve this issue as soon as possible.” Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Please enter your name herecenter_img Please enter your comment! Reply Anuvia begins and ends with A……….so that would seem logical. March 10, 2017 at 9:22 pm 2 COMMENTS March 10, 2017 at 9:20 pm TAGSAnuviaCity of ApopkaFlorida Department of Environmental ProtectionWastewater Treatment Facililty Previous articleApopka High football schedule announcedNext articleFlorida leads nation in motorcycle fatalities Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I have a resolution for the COA and Anuvia’s problems…….Anuvia can just bottle their wastewater and sell it as liquid fertilizer, and call it A to A liquid gold for good growin’ and advertise it as highly organic and natural……..ya’ll would get rich quick that way.last_img read more

Ospreys beat Glasgow to reach Magners League final

first_imgSaturday May 15, 2010 Ospreys beat Glasgow to reach Magners League final Ospreys progressed to the Magners League final as they beat Glasgow 20-5 in their semi final meeting at the Liberty Stadium on Friday. Tries were scored for the winning side by Shane Williams and James Hook, while Glasgow scored through Fergus Thomson.There was a pretty disappointing turn up of only 7079 spectators who watched their side progress to the final, where they will meet the winner of the Munster and Leinster all Irish semi final.It might have been a tighter match if Dan Parks had got his kicks, but he missed eight in total which cost them dearly. The try to Shane Williams could have gone either way too, as it looked as though his foot may have brushed the touchline.“The try was given, I know I was pretty close to the line but I’ll take the five points, said Williams afterwards.There was no disputing Hooks try though, as he created a moment of magic with a sublime chip and chase down the left wing before gathering to score.The experience of Ospreys, packed with Welsh internationals, came through in the end, despite the loss of flanker Jerry Collins to what was a nasty (and accidental) knee to the head.Ospreys coach Sean Holley was ecstatic about the win, and making the final.“It feels great, I thought we deserved it – fair play to the boys, they dug in and got the win, he said.Glasgow coach Sean Lineen was understandably upset, and had a slight dig at the players and officials.“We didn’t get the rub of the green anywhere, which was very frustrating. The number of players they take off the ball – they should be playing American Football. It’s unbelievable but they get away with it, so good on them.” Highlights of the other semi will be up on here tomorrow sometime if all goes well. The Top 14 semis will also, as well as the best of the Super 14 and Guinness Premiership. If youd like to speed up the process by contributing with highlights or clips, please get in touch. Time: 05:59ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Drift House on Little Much Farm / Shonan Purie Trehan + Langua…

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Drift House on Little Much Farm / Shonan Purie Trehan + Language.Architecture.Body(LAB) Year:  India Plumbing:Kapse ConsultantElectrical And Networking:Cardoz ConsultingDesign Team:Lekha Gupta, Mounisha KatneniCity:NandivaliCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariaRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The villa of ‘The Little Much Farm’ straddles a remote hill side location overlooking the Sahyadri hills of Mulshi and its lake. This is home for a family and their friends to re-engage in the environs of the hills that surround Bombay. The spaces are planned as a series of potential happenings; layered, connected, scalar, with an element of discovery.This is a site with multiple view points and extreme weather conditions. The design strategy of the roof provides shelter from both monsoon rain and the harsh sun; liberating the forms of the enclosures. The enclosures of the house are a composition of angles informed by the various draws of the site and the eccentricities of its owners. Three single slope mild steel roofs slant in distinct directions creating specific conditions; a windy but dry corner, a crack of sky above the entry, a sheltered monsoon walkway.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariaSave this picture!Upper ground floorSave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariaThe mild steel dia-grid roof structures float above the various interior and exterior spaces. A ship building fabrication team built the steel roof structure on site. Exposed concrete columns built with custom detail form work, hold up the drifting roof planes at strategic nodes of the dia-grid. The locations of the columns allow for large roof overhangs to shelter the deck and considered interior spaces. Oriented on specific axes, spaces are enclosed with large scale glazing and masonry walls.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariaThree distinct built blocks are constructed along the slope of the terrain, keeping the number of retaining walls to a minimum. The middle block is a double height volume and is connected to the upper floor of the western block and the lower floor of the eastern block.  The blocks are connected at one level to create collective social spaces. The deck is the connecting ground plane between the first floor of one house block, the ground floor of another, the garden, the pool and the entry ramp. This construction method allowed for the creation of spaces of both purpose and whimsy. The external masonary walls were clad with four forms of Silver grey slate. Raw slabs, rough cut, polished and mixed slats of slate were composed to emphasise the inherent qualities of the material.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariaThe internal spaces are both playful and practical. A large timber slide connects the first floor with social space on the ground floor. The slide immediately sets the tone for the potential of fun in the house. The house is dotted with elements of bespoke design details that bring joy. Reading the words cast in the underbelly of the slabs strategically placed above the beds of the guest rooms, bring moments of delight. Cast in place sculptural terrazzo wash basins, laser etched art on the wardrobe shutters, ceramic lily pads in the deck floor, a sunset seat in the pool; curate a lively experience for a home on a farm. Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariaProject gallerySee allShow lessFree Balcony An / Drawing Architecture StudioSelected ProjectsK House / Ben Walker ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Lead Architect: Impex Save this picture!© Sebastian Zacharia+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share Shonan Purie Trehan “COPY” Architects: Language.Architecture.Body(LAB) Area Area of this architecture project Projects 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Area:  8000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officeLanguage.Architecture.Body(LAB)OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNandivaliIndiaPublished on April 28, 2019Cite: “Drift House on Little Much Farm / Shonan Purie Trehan + Language.Architecture.Body(LAB)” 27 Apr 2019. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Structure: Photographs:  Sebastian Zacharia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Devang Sutaria CopyHouses•Nandivali, India Drift House on Little Much Farm / Shonan Purie Trehan + Language.Architecture.Body(LAB)Save this projectSaveDrift House on Little Much Farm / Shonan Purie Trehan + Language.Architecture.Body(LAB) Contractor: “COPY” Manufacturers: EDRA, Roca, Acor, CRIL, Macro, Porta Finestralast_img read more

Latest recipients of CAF’s Consultancy and Training Fund announced

first_imgVictoria Anderson, Head of Grantmaking at CAF outlined the aims of the fund: “The Consultancy and Training Fund is part of CAF’s 2006/2007 Grant Programme, which runs from 1 May 2006 to 30 April 2007 and has £1.2 million to give away. The Fund specifically helps charities to become more financially efficient.“We do this by providing a package of support including low-cost, high-quality consultancy for areas such as business planning, mergers and partnerships and board development, as well as financial and crisis management. This is supported by unrestricted cash support and the financing of training costs in management, finance and fundraising.”The next deadline for applications to the Consultancy and Training Fund is 2 February 2007. UK charities wishing to submit an application should contact the Grants Team on 01732 520334.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Twelve charities have received support from CAF’s (Charities Aid Foundation) Consultancy and Training Fund, which aims to enable small and medium-sized organisations to strengthen their capacity, improve their long-term stability and make the most effective use of their resources.One of the recipients was YouthBank UK which received 15 days’ consultancy time to support an organisational review and funding strategy.Lynne Evans, Chair of YouthBank UK said: “The support from CAF will enable us to put in a place a funding strategy to help us secure the future of YouthBank UK. We hope by bringing in this expertise we can be clearer about our funding priorities and where to look for funding to support more young people becoming involved in YouthBank UK.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 December 2006 | News Latest recipients of CAF’s Consultancy and Training Fund announcedlast_img read more

Aviva Community Fund to support local community groups

first_img Howard Lake | 25 March 2015 | News  68 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: Community fundraising Funding small charities Insurance specialists Aviva have created the Aviva Community Fund, which will offer from £1,000 to £25,000 to local community groups and organisations.Anyone in the UK can now nominate a local group, club or charity to have the chance to receive funding. There will be 362 recipients.The entries with the highest number of votes from the public will be selected as finalists to go through to the judging phase.  The winners will receive their funding in July 2015.Four out of five groups not confident they can raise enough this yearAviva set up the Community Fund following research into small and local organisations. It found that 85% of those surveyed were not confident that they could raise the minimum funding necessary to remain active in the next financial year.Yet in many cases a comparatively small sum could make a significant difference. Aviva found that the average additional sum required to sustain the day-to-day running of small and local groups for another year is just £3,697. Consequently 47% of those surveyed knew that £1,000 or less would make their group sustainable.Polling for the research was conducted by Onepoll in February 2015, with 2,000 respondents across the UK.Expert panel to help improve groups’ fundraisingAs part of the initiative Aviva has also set up an expert panel to help local groups improve their fundraising.It has commissioned writer and director Heidi Greensmith who worked on a BAFTA award-winning documentary, to create a series of short documentary films, made using just a smart phone, to demonstrate how anyone can use everyday technology to tell a story.Heidi’s films feature beneficiaries of previous community funding from Aviva.The expert panel also includes ‘mummy blogger’ Alison Perry and Nick Pestell and Maria Purcell of Facebook. Together they have created a free resource offering tips and beginners guides on activities ranging from social media and content creation, through to PR advice on how to get into local news.Heather Smith, Director of Aviva’s UK direct business commented: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5center_img “Our research shows that many community groups and charities are struggling for funds but a relatively small sum is enough to make a huge difference. We want anyone who is involved with a local group whether as a founder, volunteer or fundraiser, to tell their story and help us make a positive change for their community.”Entries to the Aviva Community Fund close on 24 April 2015.Stephen Fry on the Aviva Community Fund[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″][/youtube]How to write the perfect application[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″][/youtube] 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. Aviva Community Fund to support local community groupslast_img read more

Iowa joins historic struggle for $15

first_imgDes Moines, Iowa — Iowa joined the Fight for $15 when the first fast food strike in state history erupted on Jan. 28, the day of the Republican presidential debate in Des Moines.Employees from across Iowa, a so-called “right-to-work” state, walked off their jobs that day to demand living wages and the right to a union. McDonald’s workers struck at a store on the northeast side of the city at 6 a.m. and at another on East University Avenue at noon, followed by a march and protest downtown. They were the first such actions in Iowa.From across the Midwest, hundreds of workers in fast food, child care, home care and other trades started assembling at Cowles Commons in downtown Des Moines at 5 p.m. Some carried signs and banners proclaiming “STRIKE: Raise pay, live better,” “Fight for all workers” and “Come get our votes: #FightFor15.” They chanted, “The people united will never be defeated!” and told all candidates, regardless of political party, they will not receive workers’ support if they don’t support the fight for $15.The demonstration was organized by the Service Employees International Union and Iowa: Fight for $15, a project of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. United Auto Workers unionists were also there.Drivers in passing cars honked their horns to express solidarity with the marchers, who braced themselves against the wind as they reached the Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Events Center at dusk. They chanted, “We work! We sweat! Put $15 on our checks!”Speeches in front of the auditorium were in both Spanish and English. Terrance Wise of Kansas City spoke about how workers in the restaurant sector work long hours and still cannot afford basic needs, and noted, “We’re making history.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Millions of Algerians protest March 29, demanding all corrupt leaders go

first_imgApril 1 — Rumors published on Algerian TV today indicated that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika intends to resign April 2, after a month of protests, culminating with a demonstration of millions on March 29.Demonstrations to change the system in Algeria began Feb. 22, when thousands of people, mainly youth, came into the streets throughout the country after Bouteflika announced he intended to seek a fifth term. The youth were protesting corruption; the dilapidation and mismanagement of Algeria’s economy, which is completely tied to its production of oil and natural gas; and the unemployment of youth, officially at 26.4 percent. Youth make up two-thirds of the country’s population.Bouteflika had a serious stroke in 2013 and hasn’t spoken in public since then.After two more Friday protests, each growing progressively larger and involving broader sectors, Bouteflika announced that he would not run for a fifth term. At the same time, he postponed the elections. The irony of this maneuver was expressed in popular opinion: “We protested for elections without Bouteflika and got Bouteflika without an election.”The Friday demonstration after this announcement on March 15 was the largest yet. The people smelled a trap in Bouteflika’s announcement and avoided it. All progressive organizations in Algeria support these protests, which appear to have been called using social media with input from the unions, which are not part of the official power structure. The demonstrations held on Fridays, the first day of the weekend, have been the biggest and broadest. During the week various constituencies — teachers, students, lawyers, judges, health workers, doctors and especially workers — have also held protests.Two significant events took place the week leading up to the March 29 demonstration. On March 27, Gen. Ahmed Gaïd Salah, the head of the army, made a request to the Constitutional Council, under Article 102 of the Algerian constitution, that it declare Bouteflika unfit to hold office. The army’s position on this has been interpreted as an attempted putsch, especially since up to now Salah had been a supporter of Bouteflika.Algerians look down from a balcony upon protesters gathering during a mass demonstration against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the capital Algiers on March 29, 2019. Opposition to Bouteflika has been widening since the chief of staff, General Ahmed Gaid Salah on March 26, 2019 invoked Article 102 of the constitution under which a president can be removed if found unfit to rule. / AFP / RYAD KRAMDIMeanwhile, a three-day partial general strike was called anonymously on social networks for March 26. The strike involved gas and oil production, port and railroad workers, airport workers and custom inspectors. (, March 24) These targets were carefully chosen because they have a major impact on the Algerian economy, yet avoid inconveniencing most Algerians.Salah’s tactic of separating out Bouteflika did not calm or decrease the protests at all. Well over a million people came out in Algiers on March 29, by every estimate. An Algerian retiree explained to the March 29 French newspaper Le Monde that everybody except the “bed-ridden, nursing infants, the sick, came out. At least 20 million people.” Homemade signs in the Algiers protest focused on Salah and the dangers of an army intervention: “Gaïd Salah, go take advantage of a well-earned rest. Retire for the love of God.” “Gaïd Salah, the people want democracy, not a military regime!” “We don’t want an ‘Al-Sissi’ [the Egyptian army leader] in Algeria, the Egyptian scenario will not be reproduced here.”An encouraging sign in that protest was the display of the Amazigh flag along with the national Algerian flag. The Amazigh, also known as Berbers, are the Indigenous people of North Africa, who make up between 30 to 40 percent of the population. (, March 29)Islamist groups, which were decisively defeated in the 1990s’ civil war, were “timid” at the beginning of the protests in February and didn’t jump into them. They have been mainly active on the outskirts of Algiers, according to ObservAlgerie, an Algerian news site. They promote sharia law and the will of God, rather than democracy and the will of the people.There are signs that the current Algerian ruling class — a shadowy group of army officers, politicians, wealthy businesspeople and entrepreneurs — are desperately maneuvering to gain control of the situation. A new prime minister and cabinet was announced March 31. A leader of the Business Forum and a major entrepreneur, Ali Haddad, was arrested near the Tunisian border the same day. He is one of the most prominent, longtime Bouteflika supporters.The Algerian masses are trying to change the system. They appear to be aware of some of the dangers they face, particularly their lack of organization. Workers, through their unions, are becoming more and more involved.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more