How I’d invest my money today

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images You’ve got some cash set aside and you’d like to invest it. But it’s not easy to know how to start. Here, I’ll explain what the choices are, and how I’m choosing to invest my cash today.What are the choices?Traditionally, the four main asset classes for private investors are cash, bonds, the stock market and property. You might also see people suggesting alternative assets such as Bitcoin and gold.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…I’m going to start by ruling out cash and bonds. Cash is useful for savings, but interest rates are so low today that it’s hard to stay ahead of inflation. Building real wealth with cash savings is now pretty much impossible.Bitcoin is also out for me, because its value is purely based on how many people want to buy and sell it. It’s very hard to use and has no asset backing. I see it as a gamble, at best.Gold is a reliable way to store value, but the gold price seems to be driven by sentiment as much as supply and demand. The other problem with gold is that it isn’t productive — it will never grow or pay a dividend. It’s not for me.That leaves us with the stock market and property.Should you buy to let?A popular choice is buy-to-let property. But the reality is that high house prices have pushed down rental yields in many areas of the country. Costs are also rising — to start with, you’ll have to pay an extra 3% stamp duty on residential property that’s not your main home.Mortgage tax relief is being cut. And then there are all the costs of being a landlord.In my view, anyone buying a property to let is basically hoping that house prices will keep rising so they can generate a capital gain. But even if that does happen, you could still end up with a big capital gains tax bill.I’m in stocksBy contrast, tax costs are very low for stock market investors. You can invest up to £20,000 per year in a Stocks and Shares ISA. Doing this means all future capital gains and dividend income will be tax free. Transaction costs are also very low. I pay dealing costs of about £10 when I buy shares, plus Stamp Duty of 0.5%.Finally, the stock market makes it really easy to diversify your investments. For private investors, I think that’s important. We can’t be experts on everything. So it makes sense to spread the risk so that the impact of any problems is restricted.What should you buy?I believe the best approach is to keep it simple. I generally focus on large, well-established companies from the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indices. These companies are unlikely to go bust and are strong enough to recover from short-term problems.By opting for stocks which pay dividends, I also get a useful cash income which I can withdraw or use to buy more shares.Examples of shares I’ve bought over the last year include pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, cruise ship operator Carnival and property group British Land.These aren’t recommendations, but I think companies like these can be a good starting point for anyone wanting to build a successful long-term portfolio. Roland Head owns shares of British Land Co, Carnival, and GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co and Carnival. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’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. How I’d invest my money today Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img See all posts by Roland Head I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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No savings at 30? What I’d do and how I’d invest

first_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares No savings at 30? What I’d do and how I’d invest christopherruane owns shares of Imperial Brands, Legal & General Group, and S4 Capital plc. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. In our 20s, not having savings can be common. Buying a house can seem a long way off and life is often lived for the moment. But by 30, not having any savings to speak of can start to panic people.It’s not uncommon to have no savings at 30. The key thing is what we do about it.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…Get a saving habit, immediatelySaving is partly a matter of habit. If someone has no savings at 30, most likely that habit has not formed even three decades into life. However, it can be surprisingly simple to change that.A lot of people don’t save because they feel they can’t afford it yet. I would first seek to get into the habit of saving, and build from there. That’s why I would set up a Stocks and Shares ISA and arrange for a regular transfer into it each month. Even if I started small, I could increase the monthly payment later.I’d also start to decide what shares to buy with the savings once they got to the right size. To start with I would focus on shares with a long history and track record of keeping their value over many years. So I would look at shares in a company such as Unilever or the shipbroker Clarkson. Both have proven resilient over decades in the stock market. Once my savings were larger and I felt more confident investing, I would start to look at a wider range of shares. I’d research some newer growth names like S4 Capital.No savings at 30? Then set a savings target!I would set a savings target. Then, I would work out month by month from now until then how much I need to save – and how I will do it. For example, maybe I need to earn more, cut back my expenditure, or both. I’d focus on a plan that was realistic and achievable. Then I would monitor my progress each month.I’d put my savings to workSavings are useful but I wouldn’t let them just sit there. I would rather put them to work for me by generating some income. That is why I would invest in a share that pays out a high dividend, like Imperial Brands.The company owns tobacco brands such as Winston and Lambert & Butler. It has a strong cash flow and its shares currently yield over 9%. So if I saved £100 in my Stocks and Shares ISA, investing it in Imperial Brands would pay me an annual income of £9. From there, I would soon have savings that were producing an income.Another high dividend-paying company I would consider investing in is Legal & General. It paid dividends through the pandemic and has a long history of dividend payment. Its shares offer a dividend yield over 6%. The company recently affirmed a five-year plan to continue raising dividends.A couple of simple steps would soon have me on the way to building a savings pot even from a standing start at 30. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar See all posts by Christopher Ruane Christopher Ruane | Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 last_img read more

Match verdict: Scotland 0-28 South Africa

first_imgFlying in: Willie le Roux scores his try after collecting the loose ball from a Ruaridh Jackson passBy Sarah Mockford at MurrayfieldIn a nutshellToo much. South Africa had too much power, too much strength and too much pace for Scotland to cope with, particularly in the first half. The opening try demonstrated the imbalance perfectly as the Springboks drove over determinedly from a five-metre lineout, the bruiser that is Willem Alberts touching down.The Boks were in complete control for those opening 40 minutes, scoring another two tries, and Scotland’s malfunctioning lineout did little to help their cause – they lost five on their own throw. The pitch at half-time illustrated the fact that the home side had limited opportunities as the Scots’ turf had been brutally cut up while the Boks’ grass was left pretty pristine.Brutal: Adriaan Strauss is tackled by De Luca and StrokoschScotland became more involved in the second half and had plenty of possession, they simply lacked the cutting edge and precision to do anything worthwhile with it. The South African defence held firm in the face of numerous attacks, often driving Scotland back, and their fourth try was almost a carbon copy of the first as replacement prop Coenie Oosthuizen was driven over from another five-metre lineout.While Scotland defended gamely at times, they couldn’t match the Springboks’ physicality – and that’s what was needed if they were to make the breakthrough. In the end their attacks proved fruitless and they finished scoreless. More worringly, there was a sense that South Africa never clicked into top gear – they didn’t need to get out of cruise control. The pitch needs as much time to repair as the Scotland players’ bodies. Unfortunately for both, Australia arrive at Murrayfield in six days.Key momentWillie le Roux burst through the Scottish defence in the 32nd minute, kicked across to JP Pietersen on the wing and he dived over to score. It was the Springboks’ second try in a three-minute spell and not only did it hammer home their first-half dominance but it was a hammer blow to Scotland’s hopes of keeping the deficit within reach. Star man – Willie le RouxThis was hardly a vintage performance from the Boks, but their full-back provided the sparkle. More often than not, he was involved in their attacking moves, his pace left Scotland floundering and resulted in two tries – one for himself, another for Pietersen – and he was solid in defence too. A real bright spark.StatsPossession finished at 50-50 with territory 51-49 in Scotland’s favour, which showed how much more involved the Scots were after the break – but they still couldn’t make use of that ball.South Africa made four clean breaks to none by Scotland and beat twice as many defenders – six to three.Willie le Roux made 114 metres compared to opposite number Sean Maitland’s 22, while Al Strokosch was the game’s top tackler with 18. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img ScorersSouth Africa – Tries: Alberts, Le Roux, Pietersen, Oosthuizen. Cons: Lambie 4.last_img read more

Canada: Another step toward indigenous self-determination

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Dr. Randall Fairey, a member of the Governance Working Group, presents the motion. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal] On July 4, General Synod unanimously passed Resolution A051, which set out the criteria for the selection of future national indigenous Anglican bishops (NIAB) as well as members of the Anglican Council of Indigenous People (ACIP) and Sacred Circle.Although General Synod 2010 adopted Canon 22, which incorporated the structure of the National Indigenous Ministries into the constitution of the church, this selection criteria was left to be decided. The Governance Working Group first posed questions about the criteria at the 2009 Sacred Circle meeting, and in keeping with the principal of indigenous self-determination, the answers were up to the indigenous members of the church. After broad consultations, the 2012 meeting of Sacred Circle unanimously confirmed the criteria in this resolution brought to General Synod 2013.Presenting the resolution, Randall Fairey of the Governance Working Group said that while the resolution was fully endorsed by the Council of General Synod, it was most importantly declared by the elders at Sacred Circle as  a wise and acceptable way forward. Describing it as another “milestone on the journey for the canonical definition and governance of national indigenous ministry, ” Fairey acknowledged that “over the next triennium, more work needs to be done for the full evolution of this canon.”Canon Laverne Jacobs suggested an amendment that would limit the number of terms people could serve on ACIP. That amendment, however, was rejected following comments from Harry Huskins, who seconded the original resolution. Archbishop David Ashdown also pointed out that the resolution was based on broad consultation within indigenous ministries and any significant changes should not be imposed by the General Synod.Two other resolutions were passed on the evening of July 4. Resolution A052 made provision for the election of the Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces. Resolution A50, which presented a form for “Notice of Restoration to Ministry” (after prior abandonment) was also approved.– See more here. 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Congregación de Virginia profundamente dividida por el nombre de la…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Racial Justice & Reconciliation Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ El cartel al frente de esta iglesia En Memoria de R. E. Lee lleva el nombre del general confederado que fue uno de sus feligreses. Foto de Lee Memorial Church vía Facebook.[Episcopal News Service] ¿ Fue Robert E. Lee un héroe estadounidense o un traicionero defensor de la esclavitud? El general confederado ha sido calificado de ambas cosas en el debate actual sobre si las estatuas, monumentos y tarjas en su honor deberían seguir expuestas en lugares públicos, desde parques hasta iglesias.Al menos un aspecto de la biografía de Lee es indiscutible: él fue un prominente feligrés de la iglesia episcopal que ahora lleva su nombre, la R. E. Lee Memorial Church en Lexington, Virginia.Y ese nombre ahora amenaza dividir a la congregación.“El cambio es difícil, y eso es porque el cambio llega a afectar nuestra propia identidad” dijo, a Episcopal News Service, Doug Cumming, miembro de la junta parroquial y quien apoya la remoción de Lee del nombre de la iglesia.La agitación ha aumentado desde 2015, cuando la junta parroquial consideró el asunto por primera vez, pero no logró aprobar una propuesta para quitar del nombre de Lee de la iglesia. Los miembros empezaron a irse de la congregación en protesta, y tales deserciones siguen produciéndose este año luego de que la junta parroquial decidiera no aceptar la recomendación de un asesor para un cambio de nombre.Después de eso, la violencia en Charlottesville, Virginia, una ciudad a una hora escasa al noreste de Lexington, aceleró un reexamen nacional del legado de la Confederación. La defensa de una estatua de Lee se convirtió en materia de disputa para grupos de supremacistas blancos, que acudieron a Charlottesville este mes y se enfrentaron a contramanifestantes antirracistas, con un saldo de docenas de heridos y la muerte de una de los contramanifestantes.El lunes, la junta parroquial de la iglesia En Memoria de R. E. Lee sostuvo su primera reunión mensual desde el barullo en Charlottesville y una vez más decidió no tomar medidas para el cambio de nombre, en su lugar emitió un comunicado aprobado por unanimidad que empieza por condenar la supremacía blanca, el racismo y la violencia en nombre de Lee.Los miembros de la junta parroquial dijeron que “objetan enérgicamente el uso indebido del nombre y la memoria de Robert E. Lee en conexión con la supremacía blanca, el antisemitismo y movimientos semejantes que él abominaría. Lee fue ampliamente admirado, tanto en el Norte como en el Sur, como un hombre virtuoso y honorable y entre los principales reconciliadores de nuestro fracturado país”.El comunicado defiende la reputación de Lee como cristiano, aunque no como confederado.“No honramos a Lee como confederado”, dice el comunicado. “Ni suscribimos las ideas neoconfederadas al honrarlo. Honramos a Lee como uno de nuestros feligreses, un hombre devoto que dirigió nuestra parroquia a través de los tiempos difíciles de Virginia en la postguerra”.Anne Hansen, que ayudó a redactar el comunicado el lunes, renunció luego a la junta parroquial porque los líderes de la iglesia no se habían comprometido más definitivamente a discutir un cambio de nombre.“Mi esperanza había sido que si podíamos hacer una declaración unificada, decir algo unánimemente… que podríamos pasar de ahí a [tomar] una decisión posterior de manera consensuada [respecto] a las implicaciones de nuestra asociación con Lee”, dijo Hansen en una entrevista con ENS. “En la reunión de la junta parroquial se hizo evidente para mí que eso no iba a suceder”. Ella añadió que se culpa por haberse alterado y no haber expresado sus puntos de vista con bastante claridad”.La inacción de la junta parroquial sobre el asunto ha avivado la tensión dentro y fuera de la congregación, creándole una innecesaria distracción a la iglesia, dijo a Episcopal News Service, el obispo de Virginia Sudoccidental Mark Bourlakas quien se muestra a favor del cambio de nombre.“El nombre se ha convertido no sólo en una distracción a su misión evangélica, sino… que está dividiendo a los feligreses y causando toda clase de rencor”, dijo Bourlakas, que se propone visitar la congregación este mes para ayudar en los empeños de reconciliación. “Mi prioridad es sanar la congregación, y no creo que esa sanación pueda ocurrir mientras el nombre siga siendo el mismo”.La iglesia asumió el nombre de Lee en 1903La historia de la iglesia se remonta a 1840, cuando se conocía como parroquia Latimer, pero no tenía un permanente espacio de culto. Los registros parroquiales citados por Cumming muestran que el primer edificio de la iglesia fue dedicado en 1844 como iglesia de La Gracia [Grace Church]. Y tenía ese nombre cuando Lee se unió a la congregación en 1865, después de la guerra de Secesión, según un comunicado de prensa de la iglesia en 2015.El cartel que identifica la iglesia En Memoria de R. E. Lee en Lexington, Virginia. Foto de Doug CummingMientras ejercía en Lexington de presidente del Washington College, rebautizado posteriormente como Universidad de Washington y Lee, el ex general confederado pasó los últimos cinco años de su vida, hasta su muerte en 1870, ayudando a sobrevivir a la congregación que sufría de apuros económicos.Él sirvió en ella como guardián mayor y en un momento convino en pagar el salario del pastor de su propio peculio, según un reportaje publicado esta semana en el Washington Post.No hay registro, sin embargo, de por qué la congregación decidió rebautizar la iglesia con el nombre de Lee en 1903. Algunos sugieren que puede haber sido parte de la “Causa Perdida”, una campaña que se llevó a cabo en el Sur para rehabilitar la imagen de la Confederación y de sus líderes en un tiempo cuando el racismo y la segregación  también estaban en alza. O el cambio de nombre puede haber sido simplemente una manera de honrar al más famoso feligrés de la congregación.Los que favorecen que se retome el antiguo nombre de La Gracia resaltan que pocas iglesias episcopales llevan el nombre de feligreses difuntos. Les preocupa también que la iglesia esté dejando de dar un mensaje de bienvenida al colgar un cartel que destaca el nombre de un esclavista que estuvo dispuesto a ir a la guerra contra la Unión para preservar la esclavitud.El debate sobre el nombre de la iglesia se suscitó en 2015 luego que un supremacista blanco aficionado a la bandera confederada mató a tiros a nueve personas en la iglesia metodista episcopal africana Emanuel en Charleston, Carolina del Sur. Esa masacre provocó un reexamen nacional de la manera en que la bandera confederada había llegado a representar ideologías racistas.Miembros de la iglesia En Memoria de Lee dedicaron varios meses a debatir el nombre de la iglesia a la luz de la masacre de Charleston. Luego de consultarle a la congregación y de escuchar toda una gama de opiniones a favor y en contra, la junta parroquial se pronunció en noviembre de 2015, en una votación de 9 a 5, a favor de quitar el nombre de Lee, pero, debido a que había decidido que se necesitaba una supermayoría para su aprobación, a la medida le faltó un voto para ser adoptada.Luego, en 2016, la iglesia contrató a un asesor de reconciliación, por lo que terminó gastándose $16.000, y creó el Comité de Exploración y Discernimiento compuesto por miembros de la junta parroquial y feligreses para procurar más cuidadosamente una reconciliación entre los miembros de la congregación y decidir qué medidas tomar.El comité y el asesor publicaron un informe de 15 páginas en abril de 2017 que resumían las diversas perspectivas sobre el nombre de la iglesia. “El comité percibió a partir de su labor de exploración que un significativo número de feligreses siguen bastante incómodos con el nombre de la iglesia”, decía el informe.El mismo advertía que esos feligreses se sentían marginados, y que podían retirarse de la congregación, o bien que el conflicto por el nombre podría seguir aumentando.El informe contenía varias recomendaciones, entre ellas la creación de un comité que buscara nuevas vías de honrar los lazos históricos de Lee con la parroquia. También recomendaba esto: “que el nombre de la iglesia se restaurara oficialmente a su nombre anterior de iglesia episcopal de La Gracia”.La junta parroquial se reunió el mismo mes para revisar el informe. Aceptó todas las recomendaciones, excepto la que instaba a un cambio de nombre.Un momento diferente a partir de CharlottesvilleENS dejó mensajes en busca de comentarios del guardián mayor Woody Sadler, así como de un miembro de la junta parroquial, A. W. Lewis (“Buster”), que han expresado su oposición al cambio de nombre. Ninguno había respondido en el momento de la publicación, si bien Lewis le dijo a ENS en un artículo publicado en marzo que sentía que él y su parroquia estaban siendo “atacados”.Después de la reunión de la junta parroquial en abril, “hubo ciertos miembros de esta que percibieron con alivio que la discusión se había terminado”, dijo Cumming, que es miembro de junta parroquial. “Pero creo realmente que en alguna medida ellos no estaban prestando atención.El debate no se reanudó de manera significativa hasta que la violencia en Charlottesville volvió a suscitar preocupaciones respecto a cómo Lee había llegado a convertirse en un símbolo de la ideología supremacista blanca.“Estamos en un momento diferente desde Charlottesville” dijo Bourlakas “Estos símbolos han llegado a ser demasiado tóxicos. Somos una Iglesia que pone especial cuidado en los sacramentos y en los símbolos, y este símbolo, independientemente de lo que uno pudiera creer acerca de él o lo que representara, se lo han apropiado y se ha vuelto tóxico”.Hansen, sin embargo, teme que pueda ser demasiado tarde. “Hemos perdido nuestra oportunidad de cambiar el nombre de la iglesia de una manera deliberativa y proactiva en nuestros propios términos”, señaló ella.Aunque no tiene intenciones de imponerle su preferencia a la congregación, Bourlakas dijo que es importante para él ayudar a la reconciliación de ambas partes. Él cree que el comunicado que la junta parroquial emitió el lunes aludía al camino a seguir, con una concluyente referencia al compromiso de la iglesia “no con Lee, sino con el evangelio, lo cual es su esperanza y la nuestra.“Invitamos a todos a compartirla, y aspiramos a no dejar que nada se interponga en nuestro camino de proclamarlo con integridad”, termina diciendo la declaración.No dejar que nada se interponga en el camino, parecería incluir un nombre, dijo Bourlakas.“Para mí esto es de fácil arreglo, porque el nombre original de la iglesia era de La Gracia. Ese era el nombre de la iglesia cuando Lee era feligrés”, afirmó el obispo, “Si se trata de honrar a Lee, esa es la iglesia donde él adoró. Si se trata de la historia, ese es el nombre histórico.“Pero lo más importante, es un nombre apropiado para una iglesia. Y Lexington y nuestro país podrían disponer de muchísima más gracia”.– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él a [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Manor Klaugu-Muizha / Totan Kuzembaev

first_img Year:  Manor Klaugu-Muizha / Totan KuzembaevSave this projectSaveManor Klaugu-Muizha / Totan Kuzembaev Photographs:  Ilya Ivanov Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectHeatingFocusFireplaces – Filifocus CentralHeatingFocusFireplaces – GyrofocusDesign Team:Totan Kuzembaev, Alexander Perventsev, Oljas Kuzembaev, Anton Savelyev, Sergey Shoshin, Danir Safiullin, Alexander Kudimov, Aleksandra ChertkovaEngineering:Konstantin Moshkovich, Konstantin Rasulis, Oleg KuchinskyCity:MadonaCountry:LatviaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ilya IvanovText description provided by the architects. The estate complex includes three separate buildings: a guest house with a children’s section, a master’s house and a bathhouse. The location of the buildings was determined by the previous buildings. All the houses are arranged in a hierarchy: the simplest volume-the guard house-is a simple recumbent prism; the second – the guest house – it is marked by two roofs that intersect – more or less calm, at least outwardly.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe third in the hierarchy is the bath and wellness complex, which is a glass cup in which different volumes are “stuck”. The complexity of the structures, the materials used, the interior decoration-all increases in the direction of diversity. The shape of the main house is dictated by a small spot of the former building and the desire to have a large house area -hence the cantilevered outriggers, which allowed to achieve the effect of soaring. The bridges connecting the different volumes, originated in the desire to eliminate the stairs.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovWhen designing the interior, much attention was paid to the location of the art collection and the development of the interior design. The territory of the manor of 50 hectares with magnificent lakes and forest is part of the protected area. The uniqueness of the place where wild animals enter and the difficult terrain (hills and two lakes), gave the main principle of the project -“do no harm”. The three main houses – the master’s, the guest’s and the bath complex – are connected by bridges. Such a solution of the connections between them is due to the strong difference in the relief and the desire to avoid stairs, which would have to go up and down all the time.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe master’s house was designed on the site of the former house, which is very modest in size. According to local legislation, the building area had to be the same, and in order to increase the area of the new building, architects invent developed consoles, giving sculptural expressiveness to the entire structure, resembling a ship. Particularly noteworthy is the wooden finish not only of the interior, but also of the surface of the cantilever stems, which are made by local craftsmen with jewelry precision and attention, as if it were a small piece of furniture. It was assumed that the interiors would be designed by Latvian architects, but during the design process, the customer decided to entrust the bureau of Totan Kuzembayev with the design of the interiors.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe largest house, which looks from the lake like a single extended volume, is divided into three parts: a guest, a children’s and an exhibition gallery-museum. The building is raised on stilts: the difference in terrain here is significant. From different sides of the house in the “wings” are organized approaches: the bridge from the lake and the covered gallery from the courtyard, meeting, flow into the passage leading to the master’s house. The guest area includes six bedrooms and a dining room with a fireplace area. The children’s part has two bedrooms and a living room. A separate block is reserved for the owner’s extensive collection of porcelain.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovExternally, the blocks are highlighted with different roofs: zinc-titanium covers the exhibition and guest parts and a fragment of the bridge leading to the master’s house; copper – a covered gallery and a children’s wing. Architects approached the development of interior solutions with special care and ingenuity. Almost all decoration techniques and furnishings were designed specifically for the estate, including showcases for displaying art from the owner’s collection. The wellness complex — the third component of the front part of the estate-is designed as a glass cup, which contains the volumes of the swimming pool, gym, sun terrace, sauna and entrance group. In the initial version, the complex was supposed to be located in close proximity to the water, but the relict lake has a water protection zone, and the building had to be moved away from the coastline. For the same reason, the pitch of the bridge supports was changed from 6 to 50 mSave this picture!© Ilya IvanovProject gallerySee allShow lessBaker’s Dozen: 13 Sweet Projects Filled with DelightArticlesA Room in the Garden / Studio Ben AllenSelected Projects Share Photographs Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Focus, RHEINZINK, Schotten & Hansen, D.I.Piu s.r.l. Andretto Design, Juris Medis Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Save this picture!© Ilya Ivanov+ 65Curated by María Francisca González Share Manor Klaugu-Muizha / Totan Kuzembaev CopyAbout this officeTotan KuzembaevOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookMadonaLatviaPublished on February 02, 2021Cite: “Manor Klaugu-Muizha / Totan Kuzembaev” 02 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Architects: Totan Kuzembaev Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4230 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956139/manor-klaugu-muizha-totan-kuzembaev Clipboard 2018 ArchDaily Latvia Projects CopyHouses•Madona, Latvia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956139/manor-klaugu-muizha-totan-kuzembaev Clipboard Houses “COPY”last_img read more

Liberia

first_img Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more News Reports Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom After years of devastating civil war, Liberia is trying to rebuild its basic infrastructure. The Internet is not a priority at all and facilities hardly exist.This does not stop President Charles Taylor from attacking the Internet in the same way he attacks the opposition press. He charges that exiled opposition journalists putting out news about the situation in Liberia are waging a “war” against him on the Internet. The country’s lone ISP, Data Tech, is accused of cutting off access when websites run by Liberians abroad contain too much anti-government material. The government launched a website in 2001 called allaboutliberia.com to counter these diaspora sites.Links:Government news siteOpposition news site LiberiaAfrica RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Liberia LiberiaAfrica center_img June 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Liberia June 12, 2020 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out more News to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Organisation last_img read more

Family Settles Lawsuit for $7.3 Million

first_img Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 11 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Family Settles Lawsuit for $7.3 Million Two-year-old child was critically injured by falling tree branch Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 3:26 pm At left, a Pasadena Fire Dept. paramedic tends to 2-year-old Adelaide Palmstrom on Aug. 29, 2017 after she was struck by a falling tree branch as seen in police body worn camera footage. At right, Adelaide in hospital with her mother. Photos courtesy Panish Shea & Boyle LLPPasadena Now has learned that the family of a preschooler injured by a falling tree branch at Linda Vista Children’s Center nearly three years ago has settled a lawsuit for $7.3 million.“There’s going to be no trial,” Robert Glassman, attorney at Panish Shea & Boyle in Los Angeles. “The parties have all come to an amicable, amicable resolution and the family’s happy to move on and put this scary and sad chapter behind them.”Adelaide Palmstrom was severely injured on Aug. 29, 2017, when a branch from a tree in the adjacent City park struck her after it fell while she played at the children’s center, severely injuring her.The two-year-old child suffered traumatic brain injury, a fractured skull vertebral and left tibia fractures, torn cervical spine ligament, and a lower left leg injury.“We are pleased with the outcome and appreciate everyone’s support for Adelaide,” Marci and Eric Palmstrom said in a joint statement. “The community is amazing, and everyone’s well wishes for her has meant so much to our family. We take it day by day, but her progress has been an inspiration for us all. Hopefully proper tree management will be a priority going forward so that preventable incidents like this can be avoided.”Palmstrom will receive $3,000 per month for five years beginning on her 18th birthday and $40,000 semiannually for five years starting on her 18th birthday, a $129,000 lump sum on her 19th birthday, a lump sum of $200,000 on her 22nd birthday, $5,000 per month for eight years beginning on her 23rd birthday.She will receive a $400,000 lump sum on her 24th birthday in 2034, a $600,000 lump sum on her 28th and 30th birthday, $14,100 per year for life beginning on her 31st birthday and a $724,000 lump sum on her 32nd birthday.Two days following the incident, the City reportedly posted notices and removed trees from the City property adjacent to the Linda Vista Children’s Center, including the tree which caused Adelaide’s injuries.Palmstrom’s attorneys claimed the school district destroyed the evidence before it could be inspected by Board Certified Master Arborist Cris Falco.The family’s claim for damages from the City was rejected leading to the subsequent lawsuit filed.“For a two-year-old girl to have to go through what she did is unimaginable for any parent,” said Glassman. “Everyone was really scared for a long time given how significant her injuries were. She’s such a resilient little girl, so strong. She’s like a little wonder woman. And she’s back up on her feet and she’s on a very positive and good road to recovery.”The Palmstrom family was represented by the same law firm that represented the families of two children in a lawsuit after a pine tree fell on eight children at Brookside Park outside Kidspace Museum, critically injuring two of them. That case was also settled. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Man charged after girl, 11, discloses sexual assault to teacher

first_img Pinterest Man charged after girl, 11, discloses sexual assault to teacher Pinterest By admin – February 26, 2018 Jorge Luis Hernandez Police charged a man Thursday after he reportedly sexually assaulted a girl several times while she was in first through third grade.The 11-year-old victim told her teacher Thursday she had been sexually assaulted by a man she knew, 30-year-old Jorge Luis Hernandez, according to an Odessa Police Department news release.Hernandez had reportedly sexually assaulted the victim several times during the time she attended first through third grade, the release stated.Police charged Hernandez with continuous sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony.Jail records show Hernandez was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Friday and released the same day on a $100,000 bond. Twitter Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Previous articleTwo killed in crash Sunday in Ward CountyNext articleFew turn out for parent meeting on IR campuses admin Facebooklast_img read more

Superintendent, presidents to meet on Falcon ECHS

first_img By admin – June 11, 2018 Superintendent, presidents to meet on Falcon ECHS WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Local NewsEducation Twittercenter_img Facebook Twitter Falcon ECHS.IB OHS. WhatsApp Falcon Early College High School logo Ector County Independent School District’s Falcon Early College High School will stay open, but what form it and the district’s other early college campuses will take is up for discussion.ECISD Public Information Officer Mike Adkins said Superintendent Tom Crowe, University of Texas of the Permian Basin President Sandra Woodley and Odessa College President Gregory Williams are expected to meet this week to discuss the early college high schools.Falcon is on the UTPB campus and offers students a chance to earn up to 60 college credits. OCTECHS (Odessa Career and Technical Early College High School) is on the Odessa College campus and offers students a chance to earn an associate degree while they earn their high school diploma.Late last week, Adkins said posts on social media said Falcon was going to close. Adkins said a parent meeting was held June 7 to tell parents that the campus is not closing next year.Adkins said Falcon ECHS Principal Lindsey Lumpkin has been reassigned to be an assistant principal at Permian High School.Falcon ECHS and has been open about three years and will have about 300 students in the fall, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Roy Garcia said.When Falcon was approved by the state, there was little time to recruit students and get the school open by fall, so the campus had fewer than 100 students when it opened, Adkins said.OCTECHS also opened about three years ago and has had 100 or more students per grade ever year.Adkins said ECISD’s agreement with UTPB for Falcon ECHSD has already been signed.“We are committed to having the early college high schools,” Adkins said.Garcia said the details of how the early college high schools will work in the future is being hammered out and he could not give specifics. After the meeting with Crowe, Woodley and Williams, Garcia said another parent meeting would be held.Woodley declined an interview, but UTPB sent out a prepared statement.“The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has been in preliminary discussions with Odessa College and the Ector County Independent School District to increase collaborative partnerships aimed at student success. We have recently announced multiple articulation agreements with OC to simplify and smooth out transfer policies. Collectively, our goal is to ensure that students in Ector County learn, graduate and secure good jobs,” the statement said.“As part of these ongoing collaborations, we have also been exploring innovative partnerships with OC and ECISD related to the ECISD’s Falcon Early College High School. No decisions have been finalized and more work is needed to determine where these partnership discussions may lead related to the best interest of the students. All three partners are committed to ensuring the best opportunities for students,” the statement said.“The most important message for students, families and teachers is that the ECISD’s Falcon Early College High School is not closing and classes will resume as planned this fall. We look forward to providing more information when our planning and research has been completed,” the statement said.Garcia said the meeting June 7 was held to talk to parents and try and get in front of rumors on social media. The room where they met was full of parents, teachers and students, he added.He said there will be more lead time for the next parent meeting.Gene Powell is the parent of a Falcon ECHS student and was unable to attend the June 7 meeting. He has many questions about the school’s future. The thing that sold him on it was that his daughter could earn up to 60 college credits.Powell said he didn’t know about the June 7 parent meeting until after it was over and the notice was given about 90 minutes before it was supposed to start.He added that there had been no communication about the principal situation.Powell said there is still no real cafeteria for the students and the facilities for the school have been halfway done and pieced together since it started.“If it’s about money, why not shut down the IB program at Odessa High School?” Powell said.The International Baccalaureate Program is “an academically challenging course of study designed to meet the needs of highly motivated students and to promote international understanding,” the program website said.Powell said he’s concerned that the students who are sent to other schools will be on unfamiliar campuses and have a chance of being ostracized because “teenagers are cruel.”“It’s going to be horrible for them,” Powell said.More Information Previous articleFive things you need to know today, June 11Next articleDAILY OIL PRICE: June 11 adminlast_img read more