Stock market crash: 2 of the best UK shares I’d buy in an ISA to get rich and retire early

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Royston Wild | Sunday, 26th July, 2020 | More on: BAKK 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Enter Your Email Address A cloud of fear continues to drain investor appetite for UK shares. Since springing from the depths of the stock market crash in March, buyers have been thin on the ground. The FTSE 100 finished last week trading at its cheapest for a fortnight.It seems that market confidence will remain in the doldrums until a breakthrough on a Covid-19 vaccine is announced. Until then, investor sentiment will remain dominated by fears over Brexit, deteriorating relations between the US and China, and the possibility of a prolonged economic downturn.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As an investor interested in UK shares, I think this is a shame. Stock market crashes are nothing new. And studies show that investors with a balanced portfolio of quality shares can still enjoy terrific returns despite these hiccups. Data shows that these tend to range between 8% and 10% a year.So why scupper your dreams of getting rich and retiring early by deciding to stop buying UK shares? If anything, I reckon the stock market crash provides a brilliant buying opportunity. Some of the best shares to buy today are trading at prices that are too cheap to miss.Get rich with this cheap dividend stockBakkavor Group (LSE: BAKK) is one top UK share that I think is too good to miss at current prices. Why? Well on top of a super-low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8 times it sports a dividend yield of 4.9%.Forget about City expectations that the food producer will see annual earnings fall by a third in 2020. This reflects the impact that Covid-19 lockdowns have had on the food-to-go market. In truth, this market is tipped to explode in the years ahead and Bakkavor, as a major player in the UK and with growing operations in the US and China, is well placed to ride this trend.This is why the number crunchers expect Bakkavor to bounce back with a 37% profits rise in 2021. If you’re looking for great growth and big dividends from UK shares, I think you need to give this small cap close attention.More tasty UK sharesCarr’s Group is another great way to play the defensive food sector today. Its P/E ratio for 2020 sits bang on top of the widely-accepted benchmark of 10 times (or below). And its dividend yield for this year clocks in at a meaty 4%.This small-cap is a great buy for even the most nervous of investors. It is a master in the agricultural engineering and animal feed segments. People need to eat, whatever social, economic or geopolitical upheavals rage outside our windows. And this provides Carr’s Group with terrific earnings visibility. The business declared just this month that its Agriculture division was trading above expectations even in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.Both of these small-caps show that you don’t need to stop buying UK shares despite the global economic downturn. In fact, the stock market crash means that many top stocks (like those above) are too good to miss today. 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 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. 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30 Minutes with… Matt Evans

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS High jinks: Matt Evans challenges Ireland’s Luke Fitzgerald for a high ball. Photo: Getty Images I’d be Jeff Hassler because he trains the least and gets strong hair points.What’s your most embarrassing moment?I was chasing back for Cornish Pirates against Moseley and went head-first through some solid boards. The ref put his head over to see if I was alright, but no one helped me!How was the World Cup, off the field? We got treated like royalty and that was new to a lot of us. The fans were great. Not many of us are household names but there was a buzz. I was lucky enough to play in NZ in 2011 and this was even better.Who impressed you for Canada?Head and shoulders above was DTH van der Merwe. Jamie Cudmore and him are our marquee guys. When you have these guys you expect them to step up every time and they did that.Winging in: DTH Van Der Merwe scores against Romania at RWC 2015. Photo: Getty ImagesHow did you rate the performance of lower-tier teams? The Japan defeat of South Africa shone out but performances from Georgia were great too. It was just the way Tier Two teams pulled out good performances. No team coasted to the quarters and maybe with four more years of development it will be even closer.So you’d like more meaningful Tests for Canada?Absolutely. It would do us no end of good. It’s difficult just turning up every four years for World Cups. You need to get the fundamentals right. It can be difficult to put pressure on big teams and do Tier Two proud if you don’t play as much.What would you like to achieve away from rugby? What are your bugbears?I hate it when people don’t help with carrying team kit and walk right past it. Gordon McRorie is bad for that.What is your guilty pleasure?I’m a big dessert man. I’m the first up for seconds and I’m always on hand if a team-mate doesn’t fancy theirs.Who is your funniest Canada team-mate?Jebb Sinclair probably thinks he’s the funniest. I would say our prop Doug Wooldridge is a funny guy though. It’s all about understanding his take on the world. It’s not that realistic, I’d say.Any practical jokes you can share with us?The front-row guys like to do one where they fill a bin full of water and lean it against a door…Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with?Jessica Ennis. Because of her gold medals – that’s a real area of interest. Definitely not for any other reason!Gold standard: Jessica Ennis-Hill is someone Evans would like to meet. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat’s been your funniest on-pitch moment?Two streakers broke onto the pitch on the night we played against France! Well, they weren’t wearing bottoms, but they did have on Canada tops.If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?Teleportation, because it would be good to get back to Canada regularly. But also if you’re ever in trouble – ZAP! I’d go back to Vancouver Island, where my family come from.If you could be any team-mate, who would you be and why?center_img I’d love to own my own coffee shop in Canada. My missus has one in Penzance called The Front Room. I wouldn’t be working hard in mine, though. I fancy myself as a bit of a schmoozer!This article appeared in the December 2015 edition of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers click here, or find out how to download the digital edition here. Canada full-back Matt Evans talks pranks, streakers and Hassler’s hairlast_img read more

Who has the most beautiful kick in world rugby?

first_imgWe asked elite kicking coaches how valuable it really is to have an attractive kick Smooth: A side-on view of Pumas star Nicolas Sanchez kicking (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Unique stance: Rob Cook during his time at Gloucester (Getty Images)“If you look at my stance, the bit before I actually stand up and kick, it’s irrelevant really,” explains ex-pro Rob Cook, when asked if his split-leg, forward-leaning pose before attacking a kick got too much attention. “That just happened. When I was at uni and I was kicking, I had a stance like Jonny Wilkinson, or at least I had my hands like Jonny. I don’t know what happened, but then I just got a little bit wider. I think it was more mental than anything with me. It was working so why change it?“Everyone’s different, you know. Your body’s built in a different way. Owen Farrell is what, 6ft 2in? He’s a certain weight, he carries his body differently to everyone else. So you’ve got to find what works for you. When I’m coaching, you can give players the basics, but it’s about finding what works for them. It might not look right but if it’s going over nine times out of ten what’s the point of changing it?”“It might not look right but if it’s going over nine times out of ten what’s the point of changing it?”Cook fell into the job of kicking at Cornish Pirates, explaining that he was around sixth on a list of potential marksmen until five injuries hit the squad at once. He laughs that there was a rule in place that if he ever missed three in a row he would relinquish the job, but that a sitter in front of the posts would always present itself.He agrees that timing is still the key factor, regardless whether the kick is an absolute pig or a stunner. He explains that although he could be wayward, Billy Twelvetrees was capable of sending the ball blurring into the great beyond when his timing was right. He has also witnessed James Hook land long-rangers, despite rarely practising from far away.And with this talk of timing, any comparison with golf is not as silly as some may think, according to Cilliers.Putting in the hours: France’s fly-half Romain Ntamack (Getty Images)“There are actually lot of similarities,” the South African says. “For example, the head must be as still as possible – keep your eyes on the ball. You should have no quick hip rotation. You can’t swing if your hips are in front of your hitting of the ball. You can’t kick if your hips are open too much before you complete your swing.“And there must be rhythm. There must be timing on the ball. But also keep your head down as long as possible – only lift your head after you complete your follow-through. Your shoulders must be square to the ball, like golf too.”Okay, but as a kicking coach, would he rather work with someone who is wayward but silky looking, or someone who gets the job done but it ain’t too pretty? Going back to golf, for example, Hodgson holds up Jim Furyk’s loopy swing as a example of getting the job done regardless of how aesthetically pleasing the swing is. In response, Cilliers considers the value of control.Related: Warren Gatland voted greatest ever coachThe coach begins: “I would prefer to work with a guy who’s not accurate, who might have a good technique. Because I can work on accuracy, I can improve their accuracy and I know what to fix to get them there. Then your timing and your technique can improve.“Say you take a Dustin Johnson or a Rory McIlroy. These guys have a beautiful swing but also use a lot of power. It’s about being able to control the power so that the ball can go in the direction they want it to go. You can’t use too much power because there’s a lot of stuff that can go wrong. You actually get more with timing, you get more with rhythm and then comes more distance and accuracy. So a guy like a Justin Thomas, an old guy like Ernie Els or even Justin Rose – they have a beautiful golf swing, beautiful control and there’s only one movement from them as well.Smooth swing: Rory McIlroy tees off in Florida (Getty Images)“If you see a guy with a lot of power and his technique is not too bad then you are just going to make small adjustments to his technique. It’s about minimising the mistakes.”Of course, if the ball is going between the poles, there is less pressure to beautify the technique. Nevertheless, there is one aspect that may still need to be considered, despite how successful a kicker is today. You need to think about the years ahead.“I never really got coached down at Pirates because they were going over, so they didn’t do anything with me,” Cook says. “But it was hurting my back a little bit, so I had to get that balance right.“I agree that there’s definitely an efficient way to kick. And if it’s causing you problems and injuries, it’s not working really, is it? Then obviously over time, that’s when you’re going to struggle. That’s probably why kickers go through bad patches.”Cilliers says he is a firm believer in working with medics and conditioners to prepare players for the repetition of kicks. True, he also believes in amassing lots of reps in training to nail down the technique. However, it is a good approach generally to be supple and have a strong core, he adds. We getting closer to get back to normal again, getting out there and start to put in the hard work, #hardworkpaysoff,#LockdownSA,#BelieveInYourself,#keepmoving,@FranceRugby,@SchoolofKicking,@SARugbymag,@AllistairMcCaw— Vlok Cilliers (@Vlokskop10) June 7, 2020The France assistant has also seen players with the yips, much like a golfer. It especially affects those kicking from areas of the field that some would see as a gimme, he says. He believes in building confidence through repetition of those kicks, then working on mental techniques – sometimes using a mantra of sorts – to take them back to that space in their mind so it feels like just another rep.Cook, 35, never really got the yips. He rarely kicks now anyway, with the Malvern player-coach happier to let younger players hone their craft. But when he did, he preferred to zone out, maybe even have a song in his head, than obsess over each aspect of his technique. Focus on one aspect and another could slide, he reckons.It takes all sorts to land a nudge. As Grayson says, some are just prettier than others. Anyway, you don’t want to focus too much on that art to the detriment of anything else. As Cook concludes: “Let’s not forget, you’ve still gotta play rugby as well. Probably some of the best kickers aren’t very good rugby players!”Undoubtedly it’s better to strive for the total package than simply yearn to have a stunner of a nudge. Who has the most beautiful kick in world rugby?It could be the graceful classic from Rory McIlroy or the athletic twist from Adam Scott. It might be another stick slinger who makes you swoon. Either way, in golf you could while away hours talking about who has the prettiest swing on tour.Out there, people want to know who has the best. Which got us wondering: Is there much debate about who has the most beautiful kick in rugby? Maybe it matters, maybe it doesn’t. It’s worth asking those who make it their business to watch kick after kick after kick…“What a question – it has sparked a lot of debate amongst the back-room staff and some of the players,” Leinster kicking coach and chief analyst Emmet Farrell replies, when asked. For him it comes down to a few select names.“As you can imagine, a lot of names have been thrown around. Nicolás Sánchez, Juan Martín Hernández and Federico Todeschini from Argentina. There’s Morgan Parra and Lionel Beauxis. All use minimal effort, are very relaxed and rely on outstanding timing.“For me, outside of Leinster’s kickers of course, it has to come down to two players I’ve witnessed up close and in person: Ruan Pienaar and Frans Steyn.Huge power: Springbok Frans Steyn (Getty Images)“Steyn’s style is no fuss and raw power. I’ve never seen anybody who can generate the power Steyn can – it’s simply phenomenal. I remember he kicked a penalty at the RDS for Racing, from directly under the coaches’ box, that still hasn’t landed! Watching him in a pre-match warm up for Montpellier was amazing.“Piennar is the opposite. A very tall, elegant player. Again there’s no fuss but he has great balance and gets every inch out of those long levers. He never looks under pressure and doesn’t change his routine whatever the situation.”Related: Leigh Halfpenny on how to kick for goalOf course if you were to plump for a name, personal style preference would have to be a factor. There is a galaxy out there of kickers with their own unique tics, their foibles, their own mental cues that let them know these are the perfect conditions to swing your leg at the ball. There could be those with varying degrees of smoothness. Some might lean back more. There might be kickers with more of a snap to their follow-through. However, some individuals do get mentioned over and again.Former England and Saints fly-half Paul Grayson touches on a reason for some getting the attention. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it depends what you’re like,” he says, “but instinctively you’re drawn to footballing skills.At his languid best: Diego Dominguez for Italy, 1999 (Getty Images)“Argentina produces languid, easy, football-style, laid-back, no fuss, smooth-as-silk kickers – though not necessarily the best results all the time. It goes all the way back from Hugo Porta to (Diego) Dominguez and then Nicolás Sánchez.“Then you’ve got someone like Beauxis who is prone to a howler here and there but is butter smooth. He just walks in, clips it, breaks the rules of convention a little bit, coming round the corner and falling away from the ball. But it’s all about sweet timing like any sport. Those who time the ball the best seem to almost move the slowest. Lack of clutter makes a beautiful goal-kicker for me.”Current Edinburgh assistant and former sharpshooter Duncan Hodge repeats one name, but also offers additional thoughts on the importance of looking good. “With coaching input I reckon the old school, languid, round-the-corner, flowing kickers are less (evident today). For example, there are no more Dominguezes about really.“Kids watch more and are coached more, so are much better technically. That mean fewer natural or nice-to-watch kickers going about, in my opinion. But there’s no point in looking good if you can’t get the job done or get results.”Simply wanting their kickers to get the ball between the sticks time after time is a desire that unites all coaches. When asked if beauty is important, Premiership legend Charlie Hodgson says that it’s results that matter, then rattles through a checklist of factors that are key to success, regardless of how pleasing on the eye the technique is.He points out that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to kicking. He believes that the basics of approach, with contact off the foot and following through, are key. “Quade Cooper’s matador approach (towards the ball) looked doomed from the start!” he says. He adds that top kickers are able to “self-correct” in high-pressure situations because they know their own technique so forensically.In any conditions: Charlie Hodgson in Rome, 2012 (Getty Images)Coach after coach talks of the art of simplicity too.Coming back to this, Grayson explains that the more idiosyncratic you are in preparation, the more issues that arise. “As a technical kicker, Wilko (Jonny Wilkinson) was beautiful to watch. The whole build-up is a tortured soul getting to the point where he’s ready to pull the trigger. All those little bits of external demonstrations – which are affirmations to yourself – the cupping of your hands, dragging your feet, trying to find the feel and all that adds into something… His style is great because he owned it and everyone since has copied it, but (for them) it all adds up to a load of mess.“His actual kicking of the ball is not that different for everybody. The mechanics are pretty much the same.“In terms of technique and coaching people: what are you good at? What can you do? What feels natural? I approach it from what feels natural. Now how can we hardwire that and make it more reliable through understanding your own technique? It’s potentially tweaking certain things, but that’s more about preparation, mental process and everything else versus ‘stop doing that, it’s not right.’“Because if you can get in between the posts any way you can, I don’t care. If you’re kicking at 90% and you do it by turning your back on the ball and jumping up and down five times, then toe bungin’ it, I really don’t care as long as it goes through the middle of the posts.“So there is no right way, there is no wrong way.”There is potentially a world of nuance within this, though. Some kicks are like a signature, but you can understand why youngsters may want to try to forge that. Vlok Cilliers, the South African coach currently working with France’s kickers, advises young players never to fall into the trap of trying to “copy and paste” another player’s style. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Vermont: Burlington’s urban cathedral meets massive change with bold imaginings

first_img Rector Tampa, FL By Maurice L. HarrisPosted Feb 1, 2018 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Featured Events February 8, 2018 at 10:44 am My comment, published on this site on Feb. 6 has been removed. In it I described this article as lacking substance, as a committee seeking to define its role (so often typical of committee work in the church) hardly constitutes news. Is ENS now removing commentary, containing no offensive allegations or language, merely because it disagrees with the commentator? Comments are closed. Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Art House says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Members of the Urban Cathedral Study Group are pictured from left to right: John Rouleau, Jenny Sisk, Lisa Schnell, the Very Rev. Jeanne Finan, Lee Williams, Paul Van de Graaf, and Josh Brown.[The Episcopal Church in Vermont] Amid the bustle of construction in the heart of downtown Burlington, Vermont, there is no denying that the city is changing. To some, the latest architectural developments are outward expressions of cultural shifts that have been remaking the local landscape for some time. With this in mind, members of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul have been exploring the best ways to serve the community as it navigates these shifting internal and external dynamics.The crux of this effort has been the Urban Cathedral Study, a research project that has for the past 12 months challenged cathedral members to reimagine the meaning of church and its viability for people who may or may not have any religious leanings. The next phase of the Urban Cathedral project, which begins in February, will empower the congregation to move from imagining to planning.As explained in the January 2018 Urban Cathedral Report, when the members of the Urban Cathedral Study Group began their work a year ago, they decided that planning the future of the cathedral would, in fact, be excluded from their scope. Instead, their aim was “to spend an entire year learning what it means to be an urban cathedral in Burlington by reading, listening and asking questions.” They wanted “to avoid any tendencies toward the prescriptive by remaining open and interrogative” in their approach.The Very Rev. Jeanne Finan, cathedral dean, explained, “With the Urban Cathedral Study, we wanted to look at what it means to be an urban cathedral in the 21st century, particularly in Burlington. We needed to know more about who we are, not only from our own inside view, but also by asking people in the community — everyone from the mayor to other religious leaders to city council members and so forth.”In a recent communication to the cathedral, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger wrote, “I appreciate participating in St. Paul’s examination about its future as an urban cathedral. I look forward to seeing how St. Paul’s will become part of the new Cherry Street.”This positive sentiment has been echoed by Rabbi Amy Small of Burlington’s Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, as well as urbanites outside Burlington who have faced similar challenges and have recognized the wider implications of the Urban Cathedral Study as a best practice, including the Rev. Anne B. Bonnyman, rector of Trinity Church in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Rev. Scott Gunn, director of Forward Movement based in Cincinnati, Ohio.Several members of the Urban Cathedral Study Group presented a creative summary of their progress during the cathedral’s Jan. 21 Annual Meeting. In a series of stories titled Bold Imaginings, the presenters described future possibilities inspired by their yearlong practice of reading, listening and questioning.The Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely, bishop of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, said, “We are so fortunate that the Urban Cathedral Study Group has worked so faithfully to bring this report and their Bold Imaginings to us.“The Urban Cathedral project is a powerful example of what it means to be a missional church in Vermont, where being missional is about changing, adapting, innovating and improvising to move more deeply into the neighborhoods and communities where we live and move and have our being.”“The next step,” explained Finan, “will be a presentation to the congregation on February 11 where church members can reflect on the Bold Imaginings and the Urban Cathedral Study, ask additional questions of the Urban Cathedral Study Group and — under the vestry’s guidance — begin planning for the future.”The Episcopal Church in Vermont comprises 45 congregations across the Green Mountain State that share in the mission to pray the prayer of Christ, to learn the mind of Christ, and to do the deeds of Christ. The congregations live into this mission through ministries of Formation, Liberation, Communication, Connection, and Celebration. The Episcopal Church in Vermont is a member of the worldwide Anglican communion. Learn more at— Maurice L. Harris is communications minister for The Episcopal Church in Vermont. Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments (2) Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA February 3, 2018 at 10:09 am This is a vitally important outreach for our Cathedral in Vermont. As many may know, Vermont is one of the least religiously affiliated states in the USA & most recently was listed as the very least affiliated. Burlington is Vermont’s largest city & St. Paul’s Cathedral is prominently & strategically located next to the downtown. Anything the Cathedral can do to increase its visibility & enhance its appeal to the largely secular ethos of Burlington will be a great contribution. Congratulations to Dean Finan & Diocesan Communications Director Maurice Harris on a fine story! Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Vermont: Burlington’s urban cathedral meets massive change with bold imaginings Cathedral Church of St. Paul prepares for next steps in Urban Cathedral Initiative Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Titus Presler says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

Snoball encourages social giving based on an event or action

first_img Tagged with: Digital Snoball encourages social giving based on an event or action Snoball is a new tool “designed to give you more control of how, who and when you donate to charities”. It aims to build on your interests and activities, give you a reason to give, and to share that reason with other friends and contacts. Hence the potential snowball effect of Snoball.After setting up an account, Snoball users set up a rule or trigger. This can be a date, like the first day of the month, or an event, like visiting a coffee shop. They then choose how much they will donate each time. Linking in with Facebook they can then be prompted to give.They can of course then share their snoball with friends via Facebook, Twitter and FourSquare. These friends can then adopt that rule so that they make the same donation as their friend.Snoball say: “We will take charitable giving to a new level as we combine social dynamics and game play into a fun and interactive way.”Snoball offers 1.6 million US nonprofits to donate to, and takes a 5% charge to cover admin and credit card Advertisement 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.  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 January 2012 | News  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

USDA Numbers Set the Stage for Summer Rally

first_img Previous articleIndiana Soybean Plantings up 4%, Corn DownNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 2, 2018 Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE USDA Numbers Set the Stage for Summer Rally USDA Numbers Set the State for Summer RallyBob UtterbackThe USDA planted acreage numbers confirmed what the market had been expecting; a lot of soybeans and a lot of corn got planted, 89 MA of corn and 89.5 MA of soybeans. Likewise, grain stock numbers were about as expected. So now the focus moves to a possible resolution of the trade war and to summer weather conditions. “The market will now go back to what we knew before, weather and exports,” said Bob Utterback, with Utterback Marketing.Mike SilverWhile crop conditions look good and there are no adverse weather conditions in the forecast right now, Mike Silver, with Kokomo Grain, says weather worries could produce a rally this summer, “There could be, and most likely will be, factors that come into play from a fundamental standpoint, a weather standpoint, a risk premium standpoint that will allow us to recover some of what we have lost.”  He said the corn crop will pollinate in a very narrow time frame this year which makes it very vulnerable to a weather event. He urged producers to prepare for this and to protect themselves from further moves down.Utterback said, on the Hoosier Ag This Week radio program, that yield estimates in August will also be a market factor, “If we see corn yields above 180 bpa and soybeans yields at 54 bpa, this could pressure the market.” He warned that unpriced grain in storage could be at risk. Utterback recommends, “Roll in the money puts down to take money off the table, but leave some protection in place looking for a bounce.”  He added, if producers have to move inventory, do it sooner rather than later.Purdue economist Dr. Chris Hurt says a watch and wait approach may be the best in these uncertain times. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Numbers Set the Stage for Summer Rally Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jul 2, 2018 last_img read more

Council struggling with election date

first_img WhatsApp By admin – February 13, 2018 Twitter Local NewsGovernment Pinterest The Odessa City Council is scheduled to vote today to call an election so Odessans can decide whether to expand the board after a year of turmoil by adding a new council man elected citywide and giving the mayor a vote.But when Odessans will get to vote remained up in the air Monday as opposing groups of City Council members struggled over whether the election should be called in May or November.Meanwhile, by late Monday afternoon, the Ector County Elections Office was finalizing their review of a petition seeking to force an election. Organizers reported collecting well over the amount of signatures that state law requires.If the petition is validated as expected, city officials say the election will be the first forced in such a way in Odessa’s history. But even still, confusion remained for the City Council.The City Council was scheduled to vote tonight on two items related to the election. One item pushed by District 4 Councilman Mike Gardner and District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant seeks to call the election for May in a single vote ahead of the Feb. 16 deadline to appear on the ballot.“I’m not trying to stand in the way of this election,” Gardner said. “I know there are some who don’t want that to happen, who want to push it back as far as they can. But we’ll vote on it and see what happens.”The opposing item advanced by District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff and District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales would call the election on the proposed changes for November.For years, the City Council has called elections with a single vote as Gardner and Bryant call for now. This time, City Attorney Larry Long says doing so would be improper on a technicality and that the City Council cannot call the election ahead of the Feb. 16 deadline to appear on the May ballot.But the agenda for today’s meeting, which is reviewed by the city’s legal department, nonetheless includes this option.Long argues that the city’s charter requires the City Council to call elections through an ordinance and that normally, passing an ordinance requires two readings during “regular” City Council meetings. Those meetings usually fall twice a month, and today is the last one before the ballot deadline.In calling at least the 2016, 2014, 2012 elections, the City Council did so through an “emergency measure” permitted under the city’s charter for reasons including “immediate preservation of the public business.”The 2016 ordinance calling the election gave the reasoning for the emergency as to “give sufficient notice and publicity to all persons” interested in running “and to meet all other election requirements.”A ballot deadline loomed.“The election for City officials is critical and necessary for the immediate preservation of public business, which is one of the exact requirements for an emergency measure,” the city said in a statement after the OA asked Long about how the City Council called elections in the past. Failing to call one of those elections could create a vacancy, it continued, and a “petition calling for a charter amendment does not have this same deadline as it can be submitted at any time” and an election will follow.A validated petition would not give the City Council an option to refuse calling an election, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s office. And they are not allowed to pick a date. Instead they have to call the election at “the next uniform election date” — May. The deadline for that is Feb. 16.But state law does not specify the process that a city council must follow in calling an election once it has a valid petition forcing one. And the process outlined by Long would cause the City Council to miss the May ballot deadline, leaving the next election date as November.Proponents of the changes sought a May election so Odessans could elect the new at-large councilman in November and the mayor would start getting a vote on council business in what would become a new seven-member board.Delaying the election until November would raise questions of how the changes would take effect if voters approve them.“We think it’s an emergency, because we think it needs to be done in a certain amount of time,” said Jim Rector, a council appointee on the planning and zoning commission who first proposed the changes.Graff and Gonzales, along with District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton, combined in December to shoot down a request to call a May election, prompting supporters to start the petition. The three council members, which faced criticism after a string of controversial decisions last year such as the firing of the city manager, have argued the expanded council would favor Odessa’s wealthier east side.Graff and Hamilton argued the proposed changes would be discriminatory with Hamilton calling them “racist.”Gonzales lent his support to a group formed to oppose the proposal, Odessa Together, which includes members of minority voting rights groups that said the changes would illegally dilute the strength of Hispanic voters. The group also threatened to challenge the changes in court and sue individual organizers of the petition drive.Gonzales later said he disagreed with the argument about racial vote dilution.Proponents of the changes say they would withstand scrutiny because they do not weaken the strength of minority votes and are supported by a cross section of Odessans. The city’s five council seats representing single districts would remain.More Information Facebook Council struggling with election datecenter_img Facebook Pinterest Twitter City Council agenda (pdf link). WhatsApp Previous articleBoard to consider Boys and Girls Club leaseNext articleValentine’s in Valentine adminlast_img read more

“The Pandemic Has Brought An Atmosphere Weariness & Exasperation”; Bombay HC Grants Bail To Architect Who Charged At Cop After Being Told To Wear A Mask [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates”The Pandemic Has Brought An Atmosphere Weariness & Exasperation”; Bombay HC Grants Bail To Architect Who Charged At Cop After Being Told To Wear A Mask [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap10 Jun 2020 2:18 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to a 27-year-old Architect who was arrested after charging at a police officer who reminded him to wear a mask while he was taking a stroll at Marine Drive during the lockdown. Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing the bail application filed by Karan Nair who was strolling on Marine Drive footpath without a mask on May 8 and has been in jail…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to a 27-year-old Architect who was arrested after charging at a police officer who reminded him to wear a mask while he was taking a stroll at Marine Drive during the lockdown. Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing the bail application filed by Karan Nair who was strolling on Marine Drive footpath without a mask on May 8 and has been in jail since then. Court concluded that due to the current scenario prevailing as a result of the pandemic of Covid-19, jails are overburdened and the applicant is a first time offender, hence is entitled to be released on bail. Police inspector Jitendra Pandurang Kadam was posted on duty at Marine Drive on the fateful day. He spotted this young man (Nair) strolling on the road. He asked him to stop and reminded him that he was not wearing a mask. This young man who may have been disturbed on account of some of the personal issues, suddenly attempted to charge. The justification offered by the applicant was that being an Architect, he was carrying some sort of instrument with him which was used by him as a weapon though it is not exactly a deadly weapon. He continued to run and was chased by the complainant Kadam. He was apprehended by Kadam and taken into custody and has been behind bars since May 8, 2020. Advocate Niranjan Mundargi appeared on behalf of the applicant and APP AR Kapadnis for the State. Court noted that the applicant does not have any criminal antecedents- “It is not the case of the prosecution that the applicant is having any criminal antecedents and the perusal of the FIR would clearly reveal that even the complainant was under tremendous pressure on maintaining the law and order in view of the prohibitory orders imposed in the city and the applicant being apprehensive that he would be arrested by the police officer and probably irked by the fact that the police officer was chasing him only for not wearing the mask, was the cause of the unfortunate incident.” Moreover, Justice Dangre observed- “The situation of the spread of pandemic has brought on an atmosphere of weariness and exasperation and a young person like the applicant has fallen trap into the scenario. In absence of any criminal antecedents and the fact that he is a young person aged 27 years and belonging to a reputed family and fleeing the Court of justice being obscure, he is entitled to be released on bail. Another reason for his release being the jail facilities are otherwise over burdened and merely for a person who is a one time confronter of law cannot be incarcerated and particularly in the peculiar situation prevailing inside the jail.” Thus, Court concluded that the applicant is entitled to be released on bail and so directed his release on furnishing a personal bond of Rs.50,000 with one or two sureties. However, at present, he is temporarily released on furnishing the cash bail with the jail authorities.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Progress needed in process to reopen Buncrana Leisure Centre

first_img Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Progress needed in process to reopen Buncrana Leisure Centre Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Buncrana Community Leisure Centre Company has been asked to submit a number of clarifications and supporting documents to Donegal County Council in a bid to progress the reopening of the facility.It follows a recent meeting between the local authority and the company to discuss their revised business plan.The centre has been closed for almost three years now, despite Government funding being earmarked for refurbishment works.Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen Municipal District Cllr. Jack Murray says there’s an onus on the Council to speed up the process………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+center_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleDonegal Homeless and Housing Coalition to hold inaugural meetingNext articleThreat to pathology services at LUH is averted News Highland Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – March 29, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Minister confirms McBrearty FG application

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Minister confirms McBrearty FG application Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – April 4, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Previous articleSix new ambulance personnel to be based in InishowenNext articleSligo Airport may lose ability to host Rescue 118 News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Minister Joe McHugh has confirmed that Cllr Frank McBrearty has in fact applied to join Fine Gael and that that his application is now being considered. Cllr Martin Harley previously stated on Highland Radio that he would consider his position within the party if Cllr McBrearty were added to the party ticket.Cllr Harley expressed upset that neither he nor grass root members locally had been consulted on the issue.Commenting on the story today, Minister McHugh praised both Councillors for their work in the Stranorlar Municipal District and stated that would have no problem with Cllr McBrearty being added to the party ticket for the area:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more