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2 of my best shares to buy now 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. Image source: Getty Images There are plenty of shares in the market that I could buy. In fact, around the world there are over 100,000 public listed companies! I prefer to stay closer to home, but I still have a lot of choice in the UK. If I don’t know what to choose, I could just buy a tracker fund. This should closely mimic the movement of an overall index like the FTSE 100. But I want to try and outperform the index, so want to be specific in what I buy. Here are two of my best shares to buy now.Shifting lanesFirst up is Pearson (LSE:PSON), the publisher and educational products provider. The business is at a crossroads as it tries to shift away from traditional books and move more into the virtual learning tools space. After all, textbooks and general courseware, unfortunately, are less needed in this world we live in. 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…Full-year results can be looked at from two angles, one bad, one good. Sales were down 10%, and profit down 40%. But the drag was mostly down to traditional revenue streams. What impressed me was 23% growth in profit from the “global online learning” division. The business has outlined that the virtual learning sector is worth £1.5bn in the US alone. Pursuing this area going forward makes it a share I’d buy now on the positive outlook.The downside with Pearson is whether this transformation can be done in time, and at what cost. The business also will have to contend with a new range of competitors in this digital space. For example, Udemy has become very prominent in this area over the past year.My best share from the construction sectorA second top share I’d buy now is Taylor Wimpey (LSE:TW). I’ve been positive on this stock for a while now, and it’s been delivering. Although the share price is down 3% over one year, it’s up 58% over the past six months, and I think it’s got momentum to go higher. The business accelerated land purchases from summer last year onwards, raising over £500m worth of capital to support this in the process.Incredibly, the UK forward order book stood at 10,685 homes on 31 December 2020. This was higher than 2019, with 9,725 homes in the book. Combine this with the positive news surrounding lockdown easing and extended stamp duty holiday, and I think the company could enjoy a very strong 2021. Buying the share now should help me to benefit from this potential move.Taylor Wimpey does need to keep an eye on costs, as this has reduced the operating profit margin. It’s down almost 50% from 2019 operating profit margins, something that did make me raise my eyebrows. Yet one of the pledges for 2021 is to drive cost savings of £16m. If this is realised then the issue of the receding margins should be resolved.Both Pearson and Taylor Wimpey are shares I’d look to buy now. Given the ISA deadline next month, I’d look to buy them and hold them using my remaining allowance for the year. 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 | More on: PSON TW 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pearson. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Jonathan Smith
Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares UK tech stocks have a lower profile than their US peers. But that doesn’t mean UK investors don’t have access to strong growth opportunities.Shares in both of the companies I’m looking at today have risen by 70% over the last year. Both are established, profitable businesses with solid track records. I think they could be the best UK tech stocks to buy today.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…Work-from-home winnerWhen millions of people began working at home at the start of the pandemic, I expected IT services provider Computacenter (LSE: CCC) to have a good year.This company provides IT equipment, networking and software for large companies and public sector customers. A sudden surge in demand for laptops, remote access solutions and other related services saw Computacenter’s revenue rise by 8% to £5,441m last year. Pre-tax profit rose by 37% to £201m.Computacenter has a history of outperforming the market and is run by one of the longest-serving chief executives in the FTSE 250. CEO Mike Norris has been running the business since 1994.Too late to profit from this tech stock?There’s obviously a risk that Computacenter’s new business will slow this year. After all, most organisations now have the IT solutions they need to work in the office and at home. A pause in spending seems possible, especially as organisations focus (hopefully) on a return to normal.The company admits this could happen. In its latest results, Norris said that after delivering the company’s “fastest profit growth” in 22 years in 2020, growing again in 2021 could be a challenge.However, I’ve been following this business for a number of years. In my experience, Norris has a good track record of giving realistic guidance. He says Computacenter has had a “very positive start to the year” and believes there is a “real” opportunity for profit growth in 2021.I’d also consider buying Computacenter shares today because I still don’t think they’re too expensive. Last year’s strong profit growth has left this tech stock trading on 17 times trailing earnings. I think that’s a fair price for a business I rate highly.This gamer won’t stopMy next pick is a pure growth buy. Video game developer Team17 (LSE: TM17) is best known as the owner of the Worms franchise. But the company’s portfolio of games is much broader and includes series such as Overcooked and Escapists.Lockdown made 2020 a good year for Team17, which launched 10 new game titles along with 34 new content packs. These can be added to existing games.Sales for the year rose by 34% to £83m, while pre-tax profit was 36% higher, at £26m. Cash continue to pile up on the group’s balance sheet, reaching £62m by the end of the year.I’m not worried about Team17’s finances or its ability to continue developing games. But I’m a little concerned this tech stock is starting to look expensive.Based on the company’s 2020 results, Team17 shares trade on 42 times earnings. That’s more than I’d usually pay, but Team17 does benefit from an operating profit margin of more than 30%. That’s higher than UK rivals Codemasters and Frontier Developments.I’m impressed by Team17’s performance so far and reassured by the calendar of new releases planned for 2021. On balance, I think this tech stock could continue to perform well. See all posts by Roland Head Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Roland Head | Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 | More on: CCC TM17 Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Frontier Developments. 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address 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. 2 of the best UK tech stocks to buy today
2010 Heineken Cup Final LEINSTER & TOULOUSE are the joint 4/1 favourites to win the Heineken Cup next season according to Ladbrokes. Last year’s finalists Northampton are 9/1 chances with Leicester the shortest priced English side at 6-1 from Saracens (14/1) and Bath (25/1). Of the Welsh teams, the Ospreys are the shortest at 20/1. Cardiff are 22/1 shots. Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Defending champions Leinster sit at the top of the market with French powerhouses Toulouse. It’s open at this stage but definitely appears to be between Irish & French sides with England’s best hope looking like beaten 2011 finalists Northampton.” Ladbrokes latest betting Heineken Cup Winner 2012 Leinster 4/1 Toulouse 4/1 Leicester 6/1 Munster 8/1 Northampton 9/1 Clermont Auvergne 12/1 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Saracens 14/1 Racing Metro 16/1 Biarritz 18/1 Ospreys 20/1 Cardiff 22/1 Bath 25/1 Harlequins 33/1 Gloucester 33/1 Ulster 40/1 London Irish 40/1 66/1 bar E/W 1,2 1/2 odds
Was there contact with the head or neck of the ball-carrier?What was the degree of danger – high or low?Are there clear and obvious mitigating factors?The answer to each of these questions direct the officials through the process to hopefully all arrive at the same outcome. However, you will notice that there are two instances where the subjective opinion of the referee is needed – the ‘degree of danger’ and the use of ‘mitigating factors’. It is obvious that on occasion there will be some disagreement over the level of danger identified and whether or not the punishment can be mitigated.Again, World Rugby provide examples and scenarios, e.g. for degree of danger there are things to look for before (the tackler may leave the ground), during (rigid arm or elbow makes contact with ball carrier’s head as part of a swinging motion) or after the tackle (the tackler completes the tackle, as opposed to immediate release/withdrawal).Mitigating factors must be ‘clear and obvious’ and can only be used to reduce the sanction by one level, e.g. from red card down to yellow. Examples of mitigating factors include:The tackler makes a definite attempt to change height in an effort to avoid ball carrier’s headThe ball-carrier suddenly drops in height (e.g. trips/falls, dives to score)The tackler is unsighted prior to contact‘Reactionary’ tackle, immediate releaseContact is indirect, i.e. initial contact is with the chest but then slips up…However, mitigation cannot be used if: “the tackler and ball-carrier are in open space and the tackler has clear line of sight and time before contact”.To further support the process, World Rugby have also provided more examples of various tackles and scenarios and the sanction they view as appropriate.Whilst not perfect, the framework has certainly improved the level of consistency as recently shown in this year’s Six Nations with the red cards for Peter O’Mahony and Zander Fagerson with the referees on both occasions clearly following the framework. Refereeing is all about having a mental picture of every potential scenario that may occur in a game and visualising yourself correctly applying the outcome. The framework helps in that process facilitating better, faster decision making and a more uniform approach to dangerous play.The objectivity around the degree of danger and mitigation does allow lawyers and players’ representatives to help argue for lower sanctions at disciplinary hearings and each step of the process can be dissected and argued. Nonetheless, we want to continue a downward trend in the volume of brain injuries. The framework is a clear success for World Rugby and I expect more improvement to be made for players, spectators and referees alike as the game returns to normality in the future. Rugby red cards: Sanctions for head contact explainedAsk any player or coach what they would like from a referee and I’m pretty sure the first thing they would all say is ‘consistency’. Whether the referee makes good or bad decisions, a consistent referee, from minute one to minute 80 will at least find favour with most of the players, coaches and spectators.Beyond this level of consistency, World Rugby are trying to improve the worldwide level of consistency between games so that what happens in one game is refereed the same way in other games around the world. Many people are baffled enough by refereeing decisions, so with more and more rugby on TV these days, having a unified refereeing approach to various scenarios is not only a fairer and more consistent way to apply the laws, but also a safer way too. Player welfare has always been the game’s number one concern and especially concerning any kind of foul play, particularly, on contact with the head.In 2019, World Rugby released its ‘Decision-making Framework for High Tackles’ which is essentially a flow chart that should allow anyone involved in the game to observe an incident on the field and come to a consistent and accurate outcome. Referees use processes like this all the time to fairly arbitrate every one of the 2,000+ decisions they make each game but this was the first time a clear, reasonably objective framework on decision-making was released. This particular process is designed specifically for Law 9.11: “Players must not do anything that is reckless or dangerous”.Wayne Barnes shows Val Rapava-Ruskin a red for a forearm shot (Getty Images)The framework is essentially a process flow for any kind of dangerous contact and allows the referee to use their experience to interpret an incident and allow a degree of mitigation in order to reach a sanction or outcome – which is why I said reasonably objective. The skill and experience of the referee is still allowed within reason as a list of mitigating factors are given enabling the officials to change the outcome depending upon certain circumstances. The framework is also there to allow a coherent discussion between the referee, the assistant referees and any Television Match Official (TMO).Remember, “a player who commits foul play must be either cautioned or temporarily suspended or sent off” and this framework helps to direct the officials to a consistent and accurate application of law. Let’s also remember, this is about educating the players and sets out a clear reminder of what is acceptable or not, on the field.So, how does it work?It all starts with a simple question:Is the incident a high tackle or a shoulder charge?a) A shoulder charge is ‘the arm of the shoulder making contact with the ball carrier is behind the tackler’s body or tucked in the sling position at contact’ and;b) A high tackle is an illegal tackle causing head contact, where head contact is identified by clear, direct contact to (the ball-carrier’s) head/ neck OR the head visibly moves backwards from the contact point OR the ball carrier requires a HIA.Depending upon the answer to these questions you then flow through the framework onto the next questions. Former referee Rob Debney explains how sanctions for head contact work 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. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Zander Fagerson is shown a red card against Wales (Getty Images)
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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Rev. J. M. (Sonny) Browne III[Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina press release] Bishop Rob Skirving announces the appointment of the Rev. J. M. (Sonny) Browne III as canon for diocesan life in the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina.Browne was raised in eastern North Carolina in the Bertie County communities of Kelford and Roxobel. The son of public school teachers, he graduated from Bertie High School in 1995 and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a Bachelor’s in History in 1999 and a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2001. Raised in the Southern Baptist Church, he was confirmed in 1998 in the Episcopal Church after visiting various denominations during his first year at UNC Chapel Hill.After being called to the priesthood, he was sponsored by St. Thomas, Windsor and attended the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, graduating in 2004 with a Masters in Divinity. Upon graduation, he served Trinity Episcopal Church, Chocowinity, North Carooina as rector from 2004 until accepting this new call.He enjoys cooking, gardening, historic restoration, and time with family and friends. He looks forward to serving all of the parishes of the diocese canon for diocesan life.“We were fortunate to have received applications from more than twenty-five individuals, clergy and lay, from across this country and beyond,” says Skirving. “After a careful interview process, we were surprised and pleased to find the strongest candidate for this new position in our own backyard. 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Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate InspirationBy Charles Towne Do we respond to God’s wonderful sweet voice by allowing others to see our Lord Jesus Christ in us?Not long ago I was in my favorite Publix grocery store, (you know the one, its out on Rock Springs Rd. and Welch,) and I overheard two ladies talking about God, and what He has done, and is doing for them.Anyone that knows me recognizes that I had to get involved, so, after introductions I learned that they both attend Temple of Faith church in Apopka. We prayed together after which we exchanged contact information, after which we went our separate ways.As so often happens in such cases, I didn’t really expect to hear from either of them ever again, I mean, a scrap of paper is so easily lost, and other things come up, and even though it was a beautiful moment, we so easily forget.But, SURPRISE! The following morning I received a phone call from one of those dear souls.Oh, what a profound blessing! She so inspired me with her call I had to share the blessing with you by talking about procrastination. (And by the way, this dear sister is not a procrastinator!)How often do we neglect the obvious? We know we should do something, perhaps make that call, write that letter, pray for someone, or visit someone in the hospital. You know what I’m talking about: but we put it off until a more convenient time.Don’t delay. As the ancient quote so aptly says, SEIZE THE DAY! Don’t put it off until tomorrow, DO IT NOW!Change OR BUILDING NEW HABITS is never easy, in fact, it can be downright painful!Procrastination is a common habit, a habit that we all know we need to break.Don’t put off until tomorrow what you know you should do today.Does someone out there need to hear your voice? Call them today.The world is such a lonely place for so many people. Souls are languishing for want of a kind word, they need to know they are appreciated, cared for, and loved.Don’t delay.We are here for a purpose. Don’t delay! Call someone today. Who knows what profound results your call will have.Live fully,Love openly,Make a difference, today January 21, 2018 at 10:03 am Please enter your name here Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Dear NH, procrastination is a human problem, a human challenge, and one that restricts growth in each of us. Why is it so much easier to delay, to postpone, to put off that which we know we should do, at the risk of growth? Why is it so easy to postpone until tomorrow that which we know we should do today? I believe it is something we can make an issue of prayer don’t you? I appreciate your feedback. Chaz Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter NH Awesome advice Chuck! Any day could be the last and generally folks get so caught up on what they need to do that they don’t make time for the things that they want to do. I myself am guilty of that. God bless!Donnie charles towne 20 COMMENTS Reply Thanks, Charles! I’m updating my New Year’s Resolution: instead of saying “I don’t feel like doing it,” I’m going to ask “How will I feel after I’ve done it?” Maybe the Lord is waiting patiently for me while I procrastinate, only to surprise me with a blessing for a job well done by His good and faithful servant? There’s a surprise I could learn to love! charles towne Jose arroyo Reply Richard Reply Reply February 4, 2018 at 1:39 pm January 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm January 21, 2018 at 7:41 am EJ Reply The Anatomy of Fear Reply Reply charles towne Reply January 21, 2018 at 4:19 am Ohhhhhhh, how true! Why do we put off what we know we should do? The Biblesays we are not promised tomorrow.Yesterday is gone and with it, all opportunities that were missed because of procrastination. Today, right now is all we have. After everything is said and done,good intentions mean nothing. What you intended to do, but didn’t, is worthless.My new New Year’s resolution is to seize the moment and get ‘er done. Thanks Chuck! Reply January 21, 2018 at 11:06 am Reply Don Lindsey Reply January 22, 2018 at 5:39 pm Reply Ah yes….one of my favorite themes. As a mental health professional, I see the negative results of delaying and procrastinating that which needs to be done today! Procrastination is a singular failing of mine, I struggle mightly against it! In fact two years ago I joined a support group, soon we will schedule,our first meeting I hope!!! OK, now that I have gotten that out of the way, there are so many times when we want to, but something always seems to get in the way ( the devil? ) but as difficult as it is, if we perservere we can win! We can slowly change from ” I meant to do that but I didn’t get to it” to “lets get this ball rolling!” . I know God loves us but there are times I’m not sure WHY! We need sooooo much help and He is ALWAYS willing to give it, we just need to get around to asking!!! January 21, 2018 at 11:57 pm Kristin January 21, 2018 at 2:18 am Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Dear CSG, People come into our lives… and then, zip, they are gone, and all we have is the memory. The kindnesses are really all we have.. You do know what I mean don’t you How often do we miss the opportunity to tell that special person that we love them, that they are a blessing? How often do we tell Papa God that we love Him? Oh, and when we tell someone that we love them it is really as if we were loving on God. “Whatsoever you do unto the least of these my little ones, you do unto me!” How often do we put off until tomorrow what we know we should do today? How often do we delay devine opportunities, what can only be called Holy appointments? A gesture, a kind word, a caress… and then the opportunity is gone? God bless you dear heart, and thanks for the thought. Chaz EJ, sounds like very foolish white man’s words. Sorry, no believe in round2its any more, RATHER JUST DO IT! Chaz January 21, 2018 at 6:33 am January 22, 2018 at 9:18 am January 21, 2018 at 7:50 am January 22, 2018 at 1:17 pm charles towne When I was working in Advertising. I sold Round2its. Now that ,Got a. Round2it, you not be able to say. ,When I get a Round2it, anymore! Reply Gymrat, May our Gracious and Holy friend bless you in this, your new year’s resolution, “commitment.” As we delay, or postpone that which will inevitably bring us joy and satisfaction, Holy angels are standing by in wonder and bewilderment at our reluctance to perform in a timely fashion that which will inevitably bless us and ours. May you be blessed with joy and numerous Holy surprises during this new year. Sincerely, Chaz Kristin, you inspire me. Papa God plants seeds in our hearts and minds that if nurtured blossom into either beautiful flowers, or delicious fruit. He introduces thoughts, then leaves it up to us to share with others that which he puts on our hearts. I imagine that most of us think of procrastination only in the sense of how it pertains to us, rather than in how it impacts others. God bless you dear one. Chaz Reply Mike McFadden You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply charles towne CSG charles towne January 21, 2018 at 10:37 am Reply January 22, 2018 at 8:44 am Please Richard, when you get your procrastinators anonymous support group organized let me know and maybe, perhaps, when I get around to it I might eventually get around to join when I get the time. Enough of that Sir Richard! No one can accuse either of us of procrastinating this morning though. One thing I do know is that we can change! God bless you pal, Chaz January 24, 2018 at 2:52 pm Charles, you always get me thinking. I hadn’t thought of procrastination in terms of not following your inner promptings to be kind to other people or let them know you care. I had always thought of it as pertaining to achieving goals or fulfilling garden variety obligations. Thank you for encouraging and prompting us to not hesitate in our kindness towards others. Reply charles towne charles towne charles towne January 21, 2018 at 7:39 pm charles towne January 22, 2018 at 9:03 am Gymrat Mike, I know what you mean but in reality, as with most of what I write, I target myself. These are all such human issues. I am sure Mama is going to enjoy her little boy’s visit. Much joy and many blessing on you and yours, Chaz Hey pal, I guess we all are somewhat guilty of procrastination. You are certainly the exception! I am soo proud of you. I like the fact that you inspire others son, Papito Wise words and I think they were targeted at me. I think I am a cross between a procrastinator and a senior with Attention Deficit Disorder. Soon after reading this week’s inspirational message I made travel arrangements to be with my mom for her 92nd birthday – one of those things I kept “putting off until tomorrow”. God speaks to us in many ways and he reminded me that tomorrow is guaranteed to no man. Thanks for the reminder Chuck – I’m sure to have pictures to share when I get back. Reply I was so blessed a few weeks ago! My brother who has been in prison for 18 years wrote to me telling me he is up for parole this May! When I read the letter to my husband, he said, tell him he can come here. I had been very sick, bedridden for weeks and managed to lose the letter and the envelope for several days. found the envelope first so I found a card and promptly wrote back inviting him to come live with us. I kept reminding God that He knew where I had thoughtlessly laid the letter. Had looked everywhere but the right where as they say. Then as I was sitting at the dining room table I noticed a place on my china cabinet where I had not looked, and there it was in plain sight! Had I answered the letter right the day I got it this would not have happened. But God (I love that phrase!) showed me where it was even in my procrastination! Not saying that gives me license to put things off but God, helps us in spite of ourselves! I love that about Him Linda February 2, 2018 at 7:23 pm Reply TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleHelping hands for the homelessNext articleCaring for diabetes and dementia: A unique challenge Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR January 25, 2018 at 8:58 am Wow chuck I needed this. Keep it up papito love ya! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Linda, Praise God! Sometimes it is difficult for us to remember that He is in charge, and He knows what is going to teach us to trust. The letter was there all the time, but perhaps you weren’t. All things work together for good to them that love God, and are called according to His purpose. I am still learning to depend on Him fully, completely, entirely. He is OUR God. Thanks Linda, ChazP.S. Praise God for your husband’s love, mercy and kindness. C Donnie, aint it the truth? Good observation. I am coming to the point more and more in my life where the things that I need to do and the things that I want to do are the same. I believe that is part of the secret of a happy life. My dear old daddy once told me that “if you want happiness in your life find a profession that you are going to enjoy all of your life.” That is going to help you to avoid the tendency to procrastinate. Blessings on you and yours, Chaz Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Apartment No. 1 / Architecture by Collective TerrainSave this projectSaveApartment No. 1 / Architecture by Collective Terrain Area: 420 m² Area: 420 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2010 Photographs Apartment No. 1 / Architecture by Collective Terrain 2010 Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/368321/apartment-no-1-architecture-by-collective-terrain Clipboard photographs: Omid KhodapanahiPhotographs: Omid KhodapanahiSave this picture!© Omid KhodapanahiText description provided by the architects. The majority of Mahallat’s economy is engaged in the business of cutting and treating stone, over half of which is discarded due to inefficiencies in stone-cutting technology.Save this picture!© Omid KhodapanahiThis project turns the inefficiency to economic and environmental advantage by reusing leftover stones for both exterior and some interior walls, and has led to the increasing adoption of stone recycling by local builders. The five-storey structure comprises two ground-level retail spaces and eight three-bedroom apartments above. Save this picture!AxonIts austere prismatic form is balanced by the warmth of the natural materials. Small windows are shielded by triangular stone protrusions, and larger ones have wooden shutters that allow residents to regulate light and temperature levels. Save this picture!© Omid KhodapanahiProject gallerySee allShow less30 Unit Multifamily Housing Building / NarchSelected ProjectsNanak Emporium / MACh ArquitetosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Mahalat, Markazi, IranLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects CopyHousing•Mahalat, Iran Iran Architects: Architecture by Collective Terrain Area Area of this architecture project Year: Save this picture!© Omid Khodapanahi+ 8 Share “COPY” Year: ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/368321/apartment-no-1-architecture-by-collective-terrain Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeArchitecture by Collective TerrainOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingMahalatMahallatWoodHousingIranPublished on May 05, 2013Cite: “Apartment No. 1 / Architecture by Collective Terrain” 05 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
New York — Scabby the Rat made an unusual appearance on 44th Street west of Broadway on Aug. 8, with a guitar slung across his chest. He was staring at the entrance to the Guitar Center, the largest musical instrument retailer in the U.S., with 315 stores and 10,000 workers. The union rat is usually a sign of labor struggle, and this time was no exception.Last year the Department Store Union (RWDSU) won elections at three Guitar Center stores, in New York, Chicago and Las Vegas. So far Guitar Center has refused to sign a collective bargaining contract with the union.On Aug. 5, Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO labor federation, accused Guitar Center ownership of using “shameful” tactics to avoid signing a contract with the unionized workers.“The fight against Bain Capital and Ares Management for fair pay and decent health care for the Guitar Center workers is what the labor movement is all about,” Trumka said at RWDSU’s convention in Orlando, Fla. “The dirty tactics of Bain and Ares have been shameful and ugly. I want every Guitar Center worker to know the entire AFL-CIO and every one of our affiliates stand behind them in their efforts to win a fair contract.”The RWDSU has filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that Guitar Center has stalled in bargaining talks and “punished” workers who voted in favor of representation.The union now alleges that Guitar Center management has made a show of addressing workers’ grievances — but only at the company’s 312 non-union stores. In a letter to the labor board, union spokespeople insisted that the company was “punishing the RWDSU represented employee[s] for joining the Union.” (Huffington Post, Aug. 5)The leaflet workers handed out near the guitar-wielding rat asked passersby to call Guitar Center corporate headquarters at 818-735-8800 and “tell CEO Mike Pratt that you’re a Guitar Center customer and you think the workers deserve a fair contract, or tweet him @GuitarCenterCEO.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network issued the following statement in anticipation of its Summit meeting in Whitakers, N.C., on Oct. 16-17. For more information see ncejn.org.Oct. 16 — Climate change is producing global warming and erratic weather. Storms, droughts, flooding, melting of glaciers and sea level rise are already affecting people in many regions. Increasingly, water and food supplies and other systems necessary for human survival will be affected. Sea level rise will cause massive migration and loss of some of the world’s major cities. These threats could trigger war, epidemics and famine.Humans are responsible for the greenhouse gases that come from fossil fuels used in transportation, agriculture, industry and power generation, as well as carbon and methane from deforestation, livestock production and solid waste disposal. Reducing greenhouse gas releases is an imperative for sustaining life-support systems for humans and for slowing mass extinction due to loss of habitat on land and in the oceans. Underdeveloped communities exposed to racial and class exploitation will be more impacted by climate change than wealthy communities. This makes climate change an environmental justice issue. The injustice of disproportionate impact is magnified by the fact that people with fewer material resources are less responsible for producing greenhouse gases than wealthy people.In the past few decades, climate change has become a rallying cry for environmentalists. The climate change movement is composed mostly of privileged people who didn’t object to fossil fuels as long as they were not directly impacted. They didn’t step in to protect people living next to refineries, pipelines and chemical plants; they didn’t fight for workers exposed daily to injuries, crippling dusts, carcinogens, and periodically to catastrophic and fatal accidents like the Deepwater Horizon disaster, refinery explosions, coal mine collapses. Now that fossil fuels threaten everybody, a segment of the privileged classes realizes that we have to do something. This movement is important; however, it will not succeed if it only involves people of privilege. Major change comes from the bottom up more than from the top down. In the case of reducing greenhouse gases, change requires fundamental restructuring of the global economy and abandonment of production of fossil fuels that are currently counted as part of the assets of global energy companies. The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network is not an inside player positioned to have direct influence on decisions made in corporate boardrooms or state and federal agencies. NCEJN was created to help communities experiencing injustice to transform power relationships and to support their self-determination. Our base communities face immediate threats of polluted homes, lack of basic amenities that the government provides to others, exploitative working conditions, lack of access to services, and racist treatment in housing, education and policing. Although these communities will be disproportionately impacted by climate change over generations, to get to that issue we need to address the everyday concerns that people face right now. Slowing greenhouse emissions cannot occur without a mass movement, and it must be a movement that puts justice first. NCEJN should be focused on building that movement. We are not fighting for a new order that reduces greenhouse emissions but leaves other injustices in place. Crimes of the corporate-government alliance extend far beyond greenhouse emissions and climate change. NCEJN can make those connections. Climate change is a symptom of global capitalism, just like fever is a symptom of infection. Treating climate change as the fundamental issue is like practicing medicine in the era before germs were identified as the causes of infection. Cold compresses may help a fever, but they do not treat infection. Because fossil fuel is the lifeblood of the global economy, the climate justice movement must engage with the infection — capitalism — and not just the fever, climate change. Treating the symptoms will not prevent disaster. To treat the infection we have to build a movement that is inclusive, which requires putting racial and economic justice and self-determination first. Our job is to bring this environmental justice perspective to our allies and the communities we serve. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this