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FTSE 100 shares: time to buy bargain stocks?

first_img T Sligo | Friday, 8th May, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended 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. FTSE 100 shares: time to buy bargain stocks? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.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. The FTSE 100 has fallen by roughly 23% in the year-to-date as share prices slumped due to the coronavirus outbreak. The damage that the crisis will cause the global economy is still unknown, which is understandably making investors feel uneasy. It is certainly a risky time to be investing in shares for the short term.However, the FTSE 100 has crashed multiple times since its inception in 1984. After each fall, the market has climbed higher and regained its previous losses.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…Of course, the past might not repeat itself. However, there are already signs that the market might be rebounding, with the FTSE 100 climbing by 17% since March 23. I think now could a great time for long-term buyers of FTSE 100 shares.Buying FTSE 100 sharesIn this stock market crash, some investors might feel that buying FTSE 100 shares carries too much risk. Consequently, consideration might be given to other investments like cryptocurrencies.But cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, have no underlying value. This is one of the reasons why its price can fluctuate wildly. When you purchase shares, you are buying part of a real business. And the recent drop in share prices means that some quality UK companies could be trading at a level below intrinsic value.For example, Unilever’s share price has fallen by almost 7% in the year-to-date. It is currently trading with a price-to-earnings ratio of just 18. I believe that many of its low-cost products — like Marmite and Domestos — will still be in demand through the crisis and when things start turning back to normal.Time in the marketInvesting in stocks and shares successfully usually requires a long-term outlook. Even Warren Buffett admits that he is unable to predict what the market will do in the next year or two. Although FTSE 100 shares have been rocked by the coronavirus outbreak, by looking back, we can see that long-term investing is usually a good strategy. For example, the FTSE 100 has returned 66% since March 2009 without even including dividend payments. Fellow Fool Rupert Hargreaves notes that over the past three-and-a-half decades, the FTSE 100 has returned an average of 7%.There is another benefit to buying stocks for the long-term. This is known as compound interest and its benefits become more fruitful the longer the investment remains in the market. With an investment of £1,000 and a 7% average return over two years, your initial sum will return you almost £140. If we increase the period to 10 years, the same return of 7% will almost double your initial investment. Amazingly, using this example, if you left £1,000 to compound with a 7% return for 20 years, you would end up with £3,869. By buying shares at regular intervals and reinvesting dividends to purchase more shares, investors can super-charge their returns even further. With some FTSE 100 shares trading at recent lows, I will be looking for bargain buys that will benefit from the market’s likely long-term recovery and will leave the returns to compound. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Archbishop of Canterbury visits Holocaust museum with chief rabbi after…

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Posted May 4, 2017 Archbishop of Canterbury visits Holocaust museum with chief rabbi after praying at Western Wall [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis have visited Israel’s Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, to remember and lament the tragedy of the Holocaust and the implications and effects it has subsequently had on so many lives. Earlier they prayed for peace at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.Speaking at Yad Vashem, the archbishop acknowledged the history of anti-Semitism in the Anglican Church and restated his commitment to continue efforts to stop anti-Semitism.Full article. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Comments (1) Tony Oberdorfer says: May 5, 2017 at 10:31 am Archbishop Welby’s suggestion that “within European culture the root of all racism is found in anti-Semitism” is naïve and pernicious. To locate yet another Holocaust “learning centre” next door to the Houses of Parliament will accomplish nothing except to inspire additional feelings of anti-semitism among those who without in any way being “Holocaust deniers” believe that there are indeed other things in today’s world that matter. Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Middle East Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ecumenical & Interreligious, Comments are closed. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Archbishop of Canterbury, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Israel-Palestine, Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

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4 Bungalows / Estudio Arquitectura Hago

first_img Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs:  Carlos Pesqueira Calvo   Save this picture!© Carlos Pesqueira CalvoThe possibility of acting and reflecting on the edge of a hill opposite the wonderful landscape that is the vast reservoir in Orellana (Badajoz, Spain) is a unique and unrepeatable experience. This project aims to conceptualize the feelings, attitudes and actions of the environment and then to shape them through the demanded typologies. Save this picture!planThis process is based on looking, seeing and contemplating. According to this idea some pieces are designed to be temporarily occupied and they empty out their whole inner space into the horizon. This kind of occupation determines the solid and severe shape of the building made of concrete. This shape surrounds the space and leans out of the hill as a folded hollow. Save this picture!© Carlos Pesqueira CalvoAs Adalberto Libera did in Capri, we introduce the window as a space creator in order for the landscape (looking), the light (seeing) and the time (contemplating) to be the main figures.Project gallerySee allShow lessMemorial of the Victims of Communism in Estonia / Armin Valter + Joel KopliArticles12th International Alvar Aalto Symposium: ‘Crafted’ – The Ingredients of ArchitectureArticlesProject locationAddress:Orellana la Vieja, Badajoz, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Tanzania 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/222386/4-bungalows-estudio-arquitectura-hago Clipboard Save this picture!© Carlos Pesqueira Calvo+ 10 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/222386/4-bungalows-estudio-arquitectura-hago Clipboard Architects: Estudio Arquitectura Hago Area Area of this architecture project CopyHousing•Tanzania 4 Bungalows / Estudio Arquitectura HagoSave this projectSave4 Bungalows / Estudio Arquitectura Hago Photographs 4 Bungalows / Estudio Arquitectura Hago Year:  Projects Housing “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEstudio Arquitectura HagoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousesTanzaniaPublished on April 03, 2012Cite: “4 Bungalows / Estudio Arquitectura Hago” 03 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?四个小屋子 / Estudio Arquitectura Hago是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Wind House / Moon Hoon

first_imgArchitects: Moon Hoon Area Area of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Structure: CopyAbout this officeMoon HoonOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJeju-siSouth KoreaPublished on October 20, 2015Cite: “Wind House / Moon Hoon” 19 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/775566/wind-house-moon-hoon Clipboard Year:  Photographs CopyHouses•Jeju-si, South Korea Wind House / Moon Hoon Save this picture!© NamGoong sun+ 45 Share ArchDailycenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/775566/wind-house-moon-hoon Clipboard Wind House / Moon HoonSave this projectSaveWind House / Moon Hoon “COPY” Projects Structure Engineering:Hanwoori, Dream StructureMechanical/Electric Engineer:Chunghyo High TechDesign Team:Kim Sookhee, Jo Jeongho, Park JeongukCity:Jeju-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© NamGoong sunRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Jeju island is a popular vacation island situated in the south of korean penninsular. It can get very windy, and generally the weather is very whimsical.Save this picture!© NamGoong sunThe island is full of volcanic rocks in various sizes, comprising landscapes wonders to common walls demarcating ownerships. Many artists and commoners have been inspired by the beauty and versatility of the island. Recently flocks of koreans and foreign tourists are visiting the island by the thousands. The winter days are often cloudy with strong winds. And the landscape turns to gold and black by dying foliages and volcanic rocks.Save this picture!© NamGoong sunThe site is situated about a 1 hour drive from jeju city. It is surrounded by a curving road and houses and pensions. It is a newly formed town that has a theme, primarly art and culture, so it is situated near a contemporary gallery district. The site faces one large piece of a curving road and two other sides are met by two distinct houses. The client.Save this picture!© NamGoong sunThe client is an eye doctor boasting a great dexterity in operations. He has particular tastes and a patron of contemporary art, music and cars. A doctor with many curiosity and penchant for something eccentric and special. He found me through the internet and told me that the strangeness and different ness that is inherent in my architecture attracted him. He wanted three small houses which would be weekend house or pension for tourists. He emphasized that the new structure should have unique character, and of course very functional at the same time.Save this picture!© NamGoong sunSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© NamGoong sunThe design  The wind and color of jeju island of winter has made a strong impression on my mind and took that as an inspiration for the project, thus the name wind house.Save this picture!SketchThe plot has three sides one large curve and two sides meeting in a right angle. The area of the plot is ample for three small houses. I started out by using the site line edges as strongly walled definition. This allows for some privacy in otherwise a very open neighborhood. Two small house standing very low like traditional jeju houses lie right angle to each other having relatively high walls demarcating each inner gardens. The third house escapes the horizon and blossoms like a golden flower. Previously I had been commissioned for an wind museum, which turned out sour. I had liked the idea and shape of it, many times i would make drawings inspired by the wind museum. I felt it was an opportune time to reincarnate and modify the initial idea. I proposed the whole thing to the client. It took some time to digest it, but in the end he was quite happy.Save this picture!© NamGoong sunThe rather compact rectangular and low houses are walled individually for their own private gardens which allow for spatial expansion and experience. Everything is kept in minimal form wise and design wise. The hovering flower, inspired by the wind blowing  a women’s hair is frozen and abstracted about to become a shape that is reminiscent of an alien, hair dryer, duck and etc… The inside boast a womb like space painted in red and dizzing floor colors.Save this picture!© NamGoong sunSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© NamGoong sunThe sharp difference and contrast between the horizontal houses and hovering houses grounded secularly by high volcanic rock walls bring about a kind of contrasting harmony like that of flowers blossoming among the green leaves…Save this picture!© NamGoong sunProject gallerySee allShow lessEuronews / Jakob + MacFarlane ArchitectsSelected ProjectsYaluntzangpu River Terminal / ZAO/standardarchitecture + EmbaixadaSelected Projects Share 2015 2015 RC Photographs:  Namgoong Sun Area:  162 m² Area:  162 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project South Korealast_img read more

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Missing Middle Infill Housing / Haeccity Studio Architecture

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917026/missing-middle-infill-housing-haeccity-studio-architecture Clipboard Canada Year:  CopyAbout this officeHaeccity Studio ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingVancouverCanadaPublished on May 14, 2019Cite: “Missing Middle Infill Housing / Haeccity Studio Architecture” 14 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Missing Middle Infill Housing / Haeccity Studio ArchitectureSave this projectSaveMissing Middle Infill Housing / Haeccity Studio Architecture “COPY” Projects Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel TectivaRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectSave this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianText description provided by the architects. Characterized by the layering of many periods of the city’s history, the West End neighbourhood in downtown Vancouver showcases a diverse range of heritage buildings from the turn-of-the-previous century. It is this context, and the Mole Hill block in particular, that becomes home to Haeccity Studio Architecture’s most recently completed infill housing projects.Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianSave this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianAt a time when housing choice is a pressing issue in Vancouver, Haeccity addresses this need by proposing a three-storey walk-up, offering six dedicated rental units for tenancy with a rooftop, green roof and shared courtyard that supports the retention of an existing mature Cypress tree. Sandwiched in between a seven-storey heritage building and a two-and-a-half-storey heritage house, principal Travis Hanks explains, “This project was largely about unlocking the potential for contextual multi-family housing on a standard 33’ x 122’ lot. Previously a 1950s bungalow, there are now potentially six households on that lot.”Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianThe heritage context of the neighbourhood notably shaped the modernist structure that gently inserts itself among the Victorian and Edwardian buildings. Its modern expression makes a deliberate nod to some of the more traditional typologies of the neighbouring Mole Hill Houses, articulated through the sloped roof, separate exterior dwelling entrances, and a network of intimate paths and walkways accommodating multiple families on a single residential lot.Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianHaeccity’s project successfully responds to spatial limitations of the site as well as to the parameters set by municipal policies and the West End Community Plan, while considering key issues such as walkability, transit, car sharing, housing diversity, accessibility, and aging in place.Save this picture!PlansNot quite a single-family home, and yet not a soaring condo building, the missing middle typology offers something in between. In rethinking the possibilities for urban dwelling, it’s a solution that calls for incremental densification without drastically disrupting the character and community of existing neighbourhoods.Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianThe Comox St. project and its lessons would ultimately provide the framework for Haeccity Studio’s design rationale in the 2018 Urbanarium Missing Middle Design Competition, garnering them both the First and Planners Prizes.Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianThe location, site constraints, and built form would render Comox an effective prototype for the award-winning proposal by developing responsive, small-scale ground-oriented, multi-family housing that is largely “missing” from Vancouver’s urban fabric.Save this picture!AxonometricComox embodies the desirable qualities of a missing middle typology, including walkable urban living, accessibility to a middle-income household, and housing diversity, which are all essential to the continued fostering of a city’s social and cultural vibrancy.Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianProject gallerySee allShow lessCamilla & Marc Flagship Store / Akin AtelierSelected ProjectsHouse in Jungão / AA.arquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Vancouver, Columbia Británica, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  5500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Sama Jim Canzian Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Haeccity Studio Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyHousing•Vancouver, Canada Save this picture!© Sama Jim Canzian+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Sharecenter_img Lead Architects: Photographs Manufacturers: Cosentino, EQUITONE, Vectorworks, Nevamar, Kamdean, LMC, Robert McNeel & Associates, Thomas Hardie ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917026/missing-middle-infill-housing-haeccity-studio-architecture Clipboard Travis Hanks, Shirley Shen 2018 “COPY” ArchDaily Housing Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Missing Middle Infill Housing / Haeccity Studio Architecturelast_img read more

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In Cleveland, fight continues to keep homeless shelter open

first_imgClevelandOver 100 supporters of the Metanoia Project, which provides trauma-sensitive respite to homeless people in Cleveland, packed City Council chambers on Jan. 6. They were there to support efforts of Denison United Church of Christ to continue the work of Metanoia, which lost bed space at its original location in November. Pastor Nozomi Ikuta describes the partnership as “protected and essential expression of our faith.”Protest to keep homeless shelter open inside Cleveland City Council chambers, Jan. 6.City Councilwoman Dona Brady, who represents Ward 11 where Denison UCC is located, is trying to use claims of housing and fire code violations to keep the church from housing the homeless. She has even tried to revoke its designation as a church.“We’re here to say: Keep Metanoia open, support Denison UCC, build a cold-weather plan, and take a stand against NIMBYism (Not In My Back Yard) and racism in our community,” said Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless Executive Director Chris Knestrick.Activists inside the meeting interrupted proceedings to invoke the memory of Lorraine Van De Venter and Juan Proctor, homeless people who froze to death during one brutal Cleveland winter. Police attempted to confiscate all the paper signs that read “Ward 11 supports Denison UCC” and “Keep Metanoia at Denison UCC.” After the meeting ended, the crowd burst into loud chanting of “Keep the shelter open,” holding up signs that had escaped detection by the police.Hours after the council meeting protest, the church was hit with a surprise visit by two inspectors from the Cleveland Fire Department, escorted by six police. Acting at the behest of pro-gentrification Councilwoman Brady, the inspectors affixed a “Cease Use” notice on the church door on Christmas Eve. Denison UCC appealed the order.The church passed the inspection, which was a victory. So far, because of militant community support and Pastor Ikuta’s determination, this homeless shelter is staying open.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Interrogation of journalists raises concerns about new crackdown on press

first_img New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en February 11, 2021 Find out more to go further More information on media freedom in Central Asia is available at RFE/RL’s Journalists in Trouble page Help by sharing this information October 15, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Uzbekistan News May 11, 2021 Find out more UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders is very alarmed to learn that five journalists were summoned to the prosecutor’s office in Tashkent yesterday for a grilling about their media activities and their sources of income. It has emerged that two other journalists received similar summonses today.“The international community, which has already made too many concessions to the Uzbek authorities, should make a concerted effort to protect the country’s few remaining independent journalists and prevent a new crackdown,” Reporters Without Borders said.“At least 10 journalists are already in prison in Uzbekistan just for doing their job and some of them are serving long sentences,” the press freedom organisation continued. “Can one reasonably claim that the human rights situation under this dictatorship has improved? Must one sacrifice one’s principles for the sake of access to the country’s energy resources? Alternatives exist. Europe must not stop defending human rights.”The five journalist who were “invited” yesterday to the office of assistant prosecutor Bakhrom Nurmatov were Marina Kozlova, Sid Yanishev (also known as Said Abdurahimov), Khusnutdin Kutbetdinov, Abdumalik Babayev and Vasiliy Markov. Two of the five refused to go on the grounds that it was not a formal summons.Nurmatov told the other three they had been summoned to “clarify the circumstances of their professional activities.” He had a file on each of them which he said contained information gathered by the national security agency and the foreign ministry.Most of Nurmatov’s questions were about the financial support they receive from abroad, whether from foreign journalists or international organisations. He described some of their articles as “biased and tendentious” and as a “slight on the dignity of the Uzbek government.”The two journalists who received similar summonses today were Alexey Volosevich and Andrey Kudryashov. The former was summoned on 8 January, to the prosecutor’s office. The latter had a “chat” the same day with the head of media at the foreign ministry, who handles accreditation.In both cases, the journalists were free to go after the meeting. But Uzbekistan specialists contacted by Reporters Without Borders expressed concern about the development.Marcus Bensmann, a freelance journalist specialising in Central Asia and Uzbekistan, saw the summonses as the start of another and final crackdown with the aim of “destroying once and for all what remains of an independent press in this county.” His view was shared by Galima Bukharbayeva, the editor of the Uznews website.“On the basis of their relations with Europe, especially Germany, and with the United States, whose war against terrorism in Afghanistan they are supporting, the Uzbek authorities apparently consider themselves to be in a position of strength,” Bensmann said. “It is unlikely that they are going to be inclined to show tolerance towards journalists and human rights activists.”Speaking on condition of anonymity, a journalist employed in Uzbekistan by a foreign news organisation told Reporters Without Borders: “The authorities intend to use the need to have accreditation to exercise the closest possible control over the remaining independent journalists.”Under Uzbek legislation, the employees of foreign news media are required to obtain accreditation from the foreign ministry. At the same time, since 2005 and the ruthless suppression of an uprising in the eastern city of Andijan, the foreign ministry has been withdrawing the accreditation of leading international news media such as the BBC and Reuters, whose representatives have been forced to leave the country.Free expression and press freedom are constantly violated in Uzbekistan, and a new crackdown would decimate the country’s already embattled journalistic community. At least 10 journalists including Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov, Jamshid Karimov and Sayid Dilmurod and the writer Yusuf Juma are currently imprisoned in Uzbekistan. Photographer and documentary-maker Umida Akhmedova is also being targeted by the judicial authorities.Despite Uzbekistan’s disastrous human rights record, the last of the sanctions (an embargo on arms sales) imposed on President Islam Karimov’s autocratic regime after the 2005 bloodshed in Andijan was lifted by the European Union on 27 October. News January 8, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Interrogation of journalists raises concerns about new crackdown on press Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term News More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

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Online newspaper editor gunned down on Maputo street

first_img July 3, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Mozambique RSF_en Organisation Reports Joint letter to Mozambique’s president about journalist’s disappearance The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News April 28, 2020 Find out more Mozambique: Case of missing Mozambican journalist referred to UN Mozambique’s judicial system has distinguished itself by its recent severity towards media personnel.The victims include Fernando Mbanze and Fernando Veloso, who have been charged since December 2013 with “illegally media activity” and “threatening state security” for publishing a Facebook post by economist Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco in their respective newspapers, Mediafax and Canal de Moçambique. The post was critical of the president.They continue to be prosecuted although their cases should have been covered by a law passed by parliament in 2014 granting an amnesty for all crimes against state security (including acts of physical violence and destruction of material) committed between March 2012 and August 2014.In June, Nelson Mucandze, a journalist with the now defunct weekly Expresso Moz, and Anselmo Sengo, the weekly’s publisher, were ordered to pay exorbitant damages of 10 million meticals (256,000 euros) in a libel suit brought by Filipe Paunde, the former secretary-general of the political party Frelimo.Mozambique is ranked 85th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is alarmed to learn that Paulo Machava, the well-known editor of the online Diario de Noticias newspaper, was gunned down on a Maputo street today against a backdrop of tension for media personnel in Mozambique.Machava was shot at around 6 a.m. as he was jogging along Vladimir Lenin Avenue, one of the city’s main thoroughfares, before going to work. Witnesses said the shots were fired by gunmen in a car.Previously employed by the independent weekly Savana and state-owned Radio Moçambique, Machava recently expressed support for journalists who are being prosecuted in violation of the 2014 amnesty law on a charge of defaming the president.“It is extremely disturbing that a leading journalist has been gunned down on one of the capital’s street,” said Clea Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“Whatever its origin, this is a message of extraordinary violence. Coming after government opponent Gilles Cistac’s recent murder and the harsh judicial measures adopted with several journalists, this suggests that it is strictly forbidden to criticize the authorities.” MozambiqueAfrica News August 28, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Online newspaper editor gunned down on Maputo street to go further News MozambiqueAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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100 years young: Mrs. Perkins celebrates today

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “I don’t care too much for vegetables,” Mrs. Perkins said. “But I do love sweets, especially chocolate. I like chocolate candy.”So, a good book and a box of chocolate candy are Mrs. Perkins’ secret to a long, healthy life.And contentment.“I’ve always been well-satisfied,” she said. “I was born out in the country around here, and we lived on a farm. My mama was very strict but she was the best person I have ever known. She made sure that we went to church. We went to the Methodist church nearly four miles down the road whenever the doors opened, but there was a Baptist church just a hop and jump down the road. If they were having a service there, we went to it, too. Church was a big part of our lives.”When Mrs. Perkins finished “playschool,” her sister had moved to Troy to work.“I came to stay with her and go to school,” Mrs. Perkins said. “After school, I got married and went to work at the Farmers Home Administration. And, that’s about it.”Mrs. Perkins said she enjoyed dancing, “the waltz, not the jitterbug” but she was never bitten by the travel bug.“I went to places around here – Montgomery and Selma – and to the beach, but I didn’t really want to go off anywhere,” she said. “I would like to have seen the mountains, though. I think they would be pretty.“I did ride on an airplane once or twice, but that didn’t make an impression on me. I was just satisfied where I was.”So, a good book, a box of chocolates, a contented heart … “and a strong faith in God.”Those are the ingredients Voncille Perkins recommends for a good life. And, she speaks now from 100 years experience.“The older I’ve gotten the closer I’ve gotten to God,” she said.“Maybe I think more about dying, but I don’t worry about it. You don’t need to worry about things. It’s not good for you. I don’t really know what heaven’s like. I just hope I go there.But of some concern to Mrs. Perkins is what to wear to her birthday parties. “They told me that I needed to buy a new dress, but they don’t make dresses for people my age,” she said. “So, I think I’ll just wear my long, blue skirt with a figured blouse. But I might change my mind. I’m allowed to do that. I’m 100 years old.”All friends of Mrs. Perkins are invited to drop by First United Methodist Church around 2 p.m. Sunday with well wishes.“But don’t bring a present,” she said. “I don’t need a thing.” Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Mrs. Perkins is a resident at Nobel Manor and the manor is “throwing” a 100th birthday celebration for her today. Then, on Sunday her church, First United Methodist of Troy, will “throw” another celebration for her milestone birthday.“God has been good to me,” Mrs. Perkins said. “I don’t know why He’s let me live this long, but I’m glad. But God did it. I didn’t do a thing.”Her mind is sharp and her health is good. So, surely, Mrs. Perkins had some advice on living a long life. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like TCS art on show Wall-to-wall art is the best way to describe the Troy City Schools Art Show tonight at The Studio in downtown… read more Published 9:14 pm Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Email the author Today, March 4, 2010, Voncille Perkins is a centenarian.That’s a rather elite group; after all, it takes 100 years to become a member.“I never even thought about getting to be 100 years old,” Mrs. Perkins said with a smile. “That’s just not something you think about. Or I didn’t. But I’ve been very fortunate. I’ve been really blessed.” “I’ve always loved to read,” she said earlier this week. “I’d read anything. It didn’t matter what. And, I love to put puzzles together. But I can’t do much of either one anymore, and I miss it. But, I’ve been blessed that I’ve not been sick a lot. But the last few months my feet have hurt and my legs, but my health has been good most of these 100 years.”Mrs. Perkins said she doesn’t watch much television.“Oh, I can see it all right,” she said, with a smile. “There’s just nothing to television. I haven’t watched it in so long, now somebody would have to teach me how to watch it.”So reading and puzzles are good for the mind, but what about the body? Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Skip Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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US law enforcement on alert in wake of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi’s death

first_imgChalabala/iStock(NEW YORK) — The death of the leader of one of the world’s most notorious terror groups may end a particularly brutal saga in the Middle East, but law enforcement and intelligence officials are on alert for possible retaliation from sympathizers or sleeper operatives in the U.S.Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — or ISIS — died on Sunday as a result of a raid executed by U.S. special forces in Syria. Authorities say, however, that despite a diminished physical caliphate and vacancy at its highest rank, ISIS has still been able to influence vulnerable populations abroad via online message boards and social media groups.The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Monday that its “operating at a heightened state of vigilance” as it and other agencies assess the potential for retaliation against al-Baghdadi’s death from terror cells or ISIS sympathizers in the U.S., though a specific threat has yet to be identified.“Our security posture will remain agile, we will continue to mitigate and respond to the ever evolving threat landscape,” a DHS spokesperson said.Authorities’ concerns about reaction to al-Baghdadi’s death come amid an already elevated level of alert for terrorist attacks.The FBI recently released information that said that one in five active terrorism investigations in the U.S. involved ISIS followers or sympathizers spanning virtually every state.On Friday, before al-Baghdadi’s death was announced, New York and federal authorities — including the New York City Police Department, DHS and the FBI — issued a security assessment of the upcoming New York City Marathon that highlighted the threat of ISIS-related attacks, among other categories.In it, authorities detailed how ISIS sympathizers disseminated propaganda urging attacks in New York and cited as examples recent foiled terror plots in the U.S., including a plot in New York to attack bystanders with a knife and one near Washington, D.C., that involved using a van to run over pedestrians.ISIS has typically encouraged followers and sympathizers abroad to carry out attacks in areas they live in using whatever means available to them.In 2015, 14 people were killed and 22 were injured in San Bernardino, California, after a local married couple opened fire and attempted to bomb a workplace Christmas party. Authorities later said the couple were not directly affiliated with ISIS, but instead had been radicalized over years of consuming the terror group’s propaganda online.And in 2017, a man ultimately killed eight people in New York after driving a rented truck about three-quarters of a mile on a bicycle path, aiming for cyclists and pedestrians. Authorities told ABC News at the time that the suspect left a note proclaiming his attack was on ISIS’s behalf. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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