Cheap shares: It’s been a rotten week for the FTSE 100. But I’d buy this stock today!

first_imgCheap shares: It’s been a rotten week for the FTSE 100. But I’d buy this stock today! Cliff D’Arcy | Thursday, 29th October, 2020 | More on: LGEN 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. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Still, at least now’s a good time for bargain-hunters seeking cheap shares, right?Cheap shares are everywhere todayWith Britain’s future being battered by Covid-19 and the risk of a no-deal Brexit, it’s no wonder that UK investors are selling in droves. Yet for every seller, there’s a buyer — and I think now could prove to be a great time for patient value investors. After all, with the FTSE 100 falling by more than a quarter in 2020, there’s no shortage of cheap shares. Indeed, many companies with depressed share prices are actually doing fine, despite the economic havoc caused by Covid-19 lockdowns. 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Yet its stock is among the cheapest of cheap shares in the FTSE 100.Yet L&G’s share price has slumpedAs Christmas 2019 approached, and before Covid-19 crushed stock markets worldwide, L&G shares were riding high. Indeed, they closed at a 52-week high of 324.7p on 13 December. Even as recently as 19 February, L&G’s stock closed at 318.3p. Then came one of the fastest and steepest market collapses in peacetime. On 19 March, L&G’s stock had collapsed to 138p, down a stunning 56.6% in a single month. At this mega-bargain price, L&G was buried deep in the FTSE 100’s ‘cheap shares’ bin.L&G’s stock then staged a solid comeback, rising to hit 252.2p on 8 June, but it’s mostly been downhill ever since. As I write, L&G trades at 184.5p, valuing this great British company at a mere £11.1bn. I honestly believe that this is far too cheap for a firm of L&G’s quality. That’s partly why these cheap shares are a firm buy for me.These cheap shares pay a delicious dividendDespite being an excellent enterprise with a practically bombproof balance sheet, L&G’s earnings are lowly rated. At today’s price, its shares trade on a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.07, for a chunky earnings yield of 11%. Although L&G skipped its final dividend in the spring, it paid an unchanged interim dividend of 4.93p on 24 September. Applying the 2019 total dividend of 17.57p to the current share price generates a whopping dividend yield of 9.5% a year.For me, such strong fundamentals from a quality business make these cheap shares a compelling buy for value investors and income seekers. Hence, I’d buy and hold L&G shares today, ideally inside an ISA, to bank years of high tax-free income, plus future capital gains to come!center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Coal Country, un centro recreativo que relaciona a los jóvenes…

first_imgCoal Country, un centro recreativo que relaciona a los jóvenes con la comunidad Una diácona ha invertido décadas en crear relaciones An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Submit a Press Release 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 Martinsville, VA 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Preescolares de Coal Country toman parte en una excursión —dirigida por Beth Garner, especialista en educación del Departamento de Recursos Naturales de Pensilvania— al parque estatal Príncipe Gallitzin. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Northern Cambria, Pensilvania] Contra el cielo cargado de nubes de una mañana de finales de octubre, el edificio de piedra y techo rojo de metal que alberga el Centro Recreativo Juvenil Zona del Carbón [Coal Country Hangout Youth Center] recorta su escueto perfil en la esquina de la avenida Marple y la calle Cottonwood de esta comunidad rural a una hora y 40 minutos en auto al nordeste de Pittsburg en las montañas Allegheny.Adentro, sin embargo, murales de brillantes colores cuelgan de los paneles de la pared y los sonidos de bebés y niños pequeños dedicados a jugar y a aprender llenan el espacio de lo que es la única guardería infantil y uno de los dos preescolares que existen en Northern Cambria, una comunidad rural aletargada, y en las de Altoona, Johnstown e Indiana, cada una a cuarenta o cincuenta minutos de distancia.“Cincuenta por ciento de los niños en la guardería tienen padres que trabajan en estas tres comunidades; Northern Cambria es el núcleo”, dijo la Rda. Ann Staples, diácona ejecutiva que fue cofundadora de Coal Country y su directora ejecutiva desde 1996.Además de dirigir la guardería infantil en un condado donde el 14,9 por ciento de la población vive en la pobreza y de ofrecer educación en la temprana infancia en uno de los distritos escolares más pobres de Pensilvania, Coal Country dirige un programa para adolescentes y jóvenes adultos los viernes y sábados por la noche en un santuario transformado, con un tabloncillo de baloncesto, billares y tenis de mesa en el mismo nivel, y un pequeño laboratorio de computadora en la galería.“No hay instalaciones para niños en ninguna otra parte en esta zona”, dijo Staples. “Es rural, es aislada, está a sus buenos 35-40 minutos en auto de cualquier cosa que se parezca a un centro recreacional, y es por eso que fundamos Coal Country —de manera que tengan un sitio para no tener que andar por la calle, y poder pasar un buen rato con supervisión”.Retratos de mineros pintados por estudiantes cuelgan de las paredes del Centro Recreativo Juvenil Coal Country. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Un ambiente seguro, libre de drogas, donde los jóvenes puedan reunirse con sus iguales es importante, dijo Rebecca Pupo, la directora de la escuela secundaria de Northern Cambria durante una entrevista con Episcopal News Service en su oficina, añadiendo que perros detectores de drogas recorrieron recientemente la escuela en busca de marihuana y heroína, drogas que pueden encontrarse en la localidad.“[Coal Country] sirve sin duda a estos chicos y ellos necesitan de las conexiones sociales positivas”, apuntó ella. “Algunos vuelven a sus hogares para encontrarse una casa vacía… el centro comercial más cercano está a 40 minutos en auto. A menos que un estudiante participe en deportes o en otras actividades extracurriculares, no hay ningún lugar adonde ir.“No todo el mundo es una persona del fútbol de los viernes”.El nombre del centro —una organización independiente sin fines de lucro y un ministerio apoyado por la Diócesis de Pittsburg— es un homenaje a la importancia histórica de la industria del carbón para la economía e identidad de la región. Su misión es apoyar a las familias brindándoles acceso a una atención infantil accesible, promover los comportamientos familiares sanos y ayudar a prevenir la delincuencia juvenil.Para funcionar en una región económicamente deprimida y geográficamente aislada, donde los nexos étnicos se remontan al siglo XIX, sus programas adoptan un enfoque educativo y cultural holístico para abordar los traumas espirituales y emocionales causados por el colapso de la industria del carbón.“Es [la región de] los Apalaches, donde la gente es muy unida y muy desconfiada de los extraños —se dan cuenta al instante, probablemente antes de que usted abra la boca, de que no es de por todo estos alrededores”, dijo Dorsey McConnell, el obispo de Pittsburg, en una entrevista con ENS en su oficina suburbana de Pittsburg. “De manera que, en ese sentido, Ann ha sido una misionera, porque ha sido capaz de insertarse en esa comunidad y, con el transcurso del tiempo, se ha ganado el afecto y la confianza, creo, que de todo el mundo en esa región”.Nacida y criada en Corpus Christi, Texas, Staples estudió música con un énfasis en las interpretaciones de piano, a principio de los años 50 en la Universidad Metodista del Sur, en Dallas, pasó luego un año viajando por Europa, e hizo un doctorado en musicología en la Universidad de Indiana en Bloomington, Indiana. Madre de seis hijos y abuela de 13 nietos, enseñó en una universidad en Nueva York y luego, durante 17 años, en la Universidad de Indiana en Pensilvania, a unos 40 minutos al oeste de Northern Cambria.En Indiana, Staples era miembro de la iglesia episcopal de Cristo [Christ Episcopal Church], cuando, en 1984, la Diócesis de Pittsburg la ordenó diácona. Ella ha servido en parroquias a través de Pensilvania, entre ellas Verona, Murrysville, Indiana, Patton y Northern Cambria, donde sigue prestando servicios en la iglesia episcopal de Santo Tomás [St. Thomas Episcopal Church].(Ann Staples habla de lo que significa ser diácono)Junker se movía cómodamente entre la sociedad de Dallas y la gente de la calle, y alentaba a los estudiantes a acompañarlo mientras llevaba a cabo su ministerio. “Esa fue una experiencia definitiva para mí”, dijo Staples. “Para mí fue un modelo de ministerio, la manera en que debe hacerse. Quedarse sentado en la iglesia, no funciona”.El ministerio de Staples se inspira en el del Rdo. Curtis Junker, su capellán universitario en SMU, donde ella abandonó el metodismo y se unió al Canterbury Club.Staples ha vivido el ejemplo de Junker siendo una presencia visible en la comunidad, relacionándose con funcionarios electos, empresarios, promotores comunitarios, maestros y administradores de escuelas, y gente de la calle. En todo el pueblo todo el mundo la llama “Diácona Ann”.“Siempre que Ann entre en un salón o una oficina… las personas se levantan para saludarla”, dijo McConnell. “Le tienen un inmenso respeto; la razón es que la gente de Northern Cambria no son un proyecto para ella: son seres humanos, hechos por Dios y redimidos por Jesucristo.“Ella ha dedicado el tiempo que ha estado allí a cultivar relaciones de todas clases. Eso ha sido estratégico, hasta cierto punto, pero el hecho es que ella está sencillamente comprometida a fortalecer los nexos humanos en esas comunidades de cualquier manera en que pueda hacerlo, y por supuesto esas comunidades son profundamente relacionales”.La Rda. Ann Staples, diácona episcopal, describe en un mapa la zona rural de Pensilvania al que atiende el Centro Recreativo Juvenil Coal Country. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.El distrito de Northern Cambria, con una población de 5.000 habitantes, fue incorporado en 2000 cuando los pueblos de Spangler y Barnesboro se fusionaron. Fue una movida que tenía por objeto hacer que el pueblo pudiera tener derecho a recibir ayuda federal, pero no la recibió. De hecho, el distrito es tan pequeño que la Oficina del Censo lo incluye en las estadísticas de Johnstown, con una población de 20.000 habitantes.Staples llegó a Northern Cambria para atender la iglesia episcopal de Santo Tomás [St. Thomas] en septiembre de 1993, al mismo tiempo que la pastora Marty Cartmell, cofundadora de Coal Country, llegaba a hacerse cargo de la iglesia presbiteriana de San Pablo [St. Paul’s]. Durante el verano de 1994, mientras ambas mujeres trataban aún de llegar a conocer la comunidad, cada una fue testigo de las travesuras que suscitaba el tedio de los adolescentes.“Estuvimos yendo de aquí para allá y viendo cómo era el sitio y descubrimos en las noches de verano a esos chicos que estaban por todo el pueblo, sencillamente por todas partes, por dondequiera”, dijo Staples frente a un sándwich stromboli en Hubcaps Grill, una pizzería que queda frente a la secundaria de Cambria Heights, justo a las afueras de Patton, una de las cuatro secundarias que en que ella ayuda a poner en práctica el programa de aprendizaje experimental de Coal Country.Los adolescentes habían “inventado un juego divertido en la principal intersección del pueblo, en el semáforo”, contó Staples. “La autopista 219 asciende una cuesta y hace un giro total a la izquierda y se aleja del pueblo. Todos los chicos se reunían y se sentaban en la autopista y hacían un muro hasta el lugar en que los camiones que subían por la 219 tenían que acelerar los motores… para tomar por esa curva. Y allí estaba un muro de muchachos —[los camioneros] les tocaban los cláxones y los chicos saltaban en medio de una gritería”, algo divertido, prosiguió ella.“Marty y yo vimos esto y dijimos, ‘Dios mío, estos chicos han logrado tener algo que hacer’ y así empezó todo”. Ella afirma que los muchachos nunca estuvieron en peligro. Pero la pared humana era más un indicio de los “insensatos y generalizados actos de vandalismo” que se veían en el pueblo.(El centro recreativo Coal Country se prepara para un baile)“Comenzamos con un programa para adolescentes antes de disponer del edificio en que estamos ahora, durante los primeros cuatro años,… luego creamos la guardería infantil, el preescolar y después agregamos el componente de educación experiencial”, explicó Staples.Coal Country comenzó con el programa de adolescentes en 1996. En 2000, la organización compró el edificio, una iglesia catolicorromana desmantelada —una de las 13 que la Diócesis Católica Romana de Altoona-Johnstown cerró ese año— por sólo $1.La educación experiencial‘Los índices de graduación en la secundaria regional son elevados, pero el porcentaje de personas que va a la universidad desciende drásticamente. Los salarios en trabajos de minería están en el rango de los $60.000; el ingreso promedio de una familia es de $41.730. En la zona vive un gran porcentaje de personas ancianas que anda en busca de un costo de vida más económico, y personas de bajos ingresos que dependen de los servicios sociales.El programa de educación experiencial proporciona proyectos creativos y trabajo sobre el terreno, y los estudiantes que participan en el programa de educación experiencial tienden a alcanzar promedios más altos en los exámenes estandarizados, y el 100 por ciento de ellos va a la universidad.“Miramos en los índices de graduación de cuatro años en los cuatro distritos escolares, del 94 al 97 por ciento. En el nivel postsecundario [ese promedio] desciende del 30 al 35 por ciento en todos los distritos escolares, dijo Staples. “Eso sirve para probar una teoría: uno no puede lograrlo simplemente sentándose en un aula con un libro de texto, sin este tipo de experiencia sobre el terreno.“Nos sentimos orgullosos [de esos resultados]; creemos que son datos estadísticos interesantes”.La educación experiencial incluye artes, historia local, educación medioambiental y temas contemporáneos, que juntos sirven para crear conciencia, no sólo a los estudiantes que participan, sino a la comunidad, de un sentido de lugar, no sólo de la producción de carbón de la región y su papel en la construcción de las ciudades de Estados Unidos, sino de su importancia en la historia del país.“Las cosas que más aprecio de haber crecido en Texas no habrían ocurrido en ninguna otra parte”, dijo Staples, que conserva un acento tejano junto con el uso de ciertas palabrotas con las que ella se crió. “Cualquier lugar donde estés es importante, precisa todas estas cosas que vas a ser de grande”.Un monumento en piedra y cerámica hecho por estudiantes que participan en el programa de educación experiencial de Coal Country y que marca la Senda de Kittanning, un antiguo camino que cruza por el norte del Condado de Cambria. Foto de: Lynette Wilson/ENS.Mucho antes de la revolución industrial, nativoamericanos y colonos europeos ocupaban la región. Mediante subvenciones de arte, los estudiantes han erigido monumentos de piedra y de cerámica en los que destacan batallas, así como rutas comerciales y de los colonos. Por ejemplo, el monumento Senda de Kittanning  señala un camino nativoamericano que divide el este del oeste a través de Pensilvania occidental utilizado por los europeos para establecerse en la región y más allá.“Esta fue la calzada más importante para los colonos en el siglo anterior a que EE.UU. se convirtiera en una país, y creemos que la historia es importante”, dijo Staples, mientras conduce por los ventosos caminos rurales de los montes Allegheny en su Saturno rojo 2003 —cuyo odómetro marca más de 320.000 kilómetros— y sintoniza música clásica en la radio.En la historia de Estados Unidos, los estudiantes aprenden lo que sucedió en la Costa Oriental “donde tuvo lugar toda la acción. Los chicos crecen sin saber lo que sucedió aquí ni que ello tuvo algún valor”, añadió.La diácona Ann Staples, el artista Michael Allison y la maestra Kady Manifest discuten un proyecto de arte de un estudiante durante una reunión en la escuela secundaria de Cambria Heights. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Karen Bowman, la profesora de estudios sociales de la secundaria de Northern Cambria, ha dirigido a los estudiantes en cuatro proyectos de historia local, incluido el proyecto de un documental titulado: “Nunca nos dieron la bienvenida en casa: para recordar de los veteranos de Vietnam de PA Occidental” [We Never Got the Welcome Home: Vietnam Vets of Western PA Remembered] este último se terminó con la ayuda de una subvención de $10.000 de History Channel.La película, producida por 14 estudiantes, recoge a más de dos docenas de veteranos de la zona, quienes reflexionan sobre su regreso de la guerra cerca de 30 años antes, y cómo sus vidas y la región habían cambiado. El Condado de Cambria, con una población de 140.000 tiene una altísima tasa de servicio militar y es el lugar de origen de más de 13.000 veteranos.En la clase de biología del profesor Ron Yuhas, una subvención medioambiental de Coal Country le permitió a los estudiantes salir al campo para medir la calidad del agua en la rama occidental del Susquehanna y evaluar el daño proveniente del drenaje del ácido de las minas.“Los muchachos son amantes de la naturaleza y deportistas y están preocupados por la calidad del agua”, dijo Yuhas, añadiendo que una nueva subvención les permitirá proseguir con la observación.El distrito escolar está concentrado en lograr que los estudiantes se preparen para la educación vocacional y la universidad, y no siempre hay dinero o tiempo para [asignaturas] electivas, dijo Pupo, la directora de la escuela.“En verdad, necesitamos garantizar que ellos van a ser miembros productivos de la sociedad. Algunos tienen grandes sueños de mudarse a otros sitios”, apuntó Pupo. “El reto es que, al irse de aquí, entran a competir por empleos en el mundo real”.El condado de la energía de PensilvaniaLas noticias sobre la energía dominan los titulares en Pittsburg y en los periódicos locales: el auge del esquisto bituminoso, por ejemplo, donde el ministro de petróleo y gas de Omán encomió la fracturación hidráulica. La página web del gobierno del condado de Cambria se presenta como ‘Condado de la Energía de Pensilvania”. La llamada “guerra al carbón” del gobierno de Obama no lo ha hecho muy popular en la región.Las turbinas eólicas están multiplicando la energía a través de Pensilvania central. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Señales de que el carbón está perdiendo su importancia son las turbinas eólicas que multiplican la electricidad a través de toda la región.“Gamesa Energy creó todo la serie de turbinas a través de la parte central del estado para producir energía eólica”, dijo Staples. “Eso fue causa de una gran preocupación para las personas que se empeñan en mantener las minas de carbón…una nueva forma de energía que no tiene que ver nada con el carbón”.A principios del siglo XX, en 1901, había 130 minas de importancia en el Condado de Cambria; las minas estuvieron en su máximo nivel de productividad en los años 10 y 20, suministrando energía en un momento en que la industria del acero en EE.UU. aumentaba su producción en más de un 150 por ciento, y este país se convertía en el mayor productor de acero del mundo.En los años 70, según Estados Unidos pasaba de ser el mayor exportador para convertirse en el mayor importador de acero del mundo, los efectos secundarios se dejaron sentir a través de todos los Apalaches. En los años 90, las restantes minas sindicalizadas cerraron y los salarios de los mineros se desplomaron.Vínculos étnicosA fines del siglo XIX, los europeos emigraron en gran número para trabajar en las minas.“Cuando empezaron a venir y a emigrar en grandes tandas, de Italia, de Polonia, de Gales… este pueblo fue totalmente fundado por inmigrantes”, dice Staples. “Y no eran personas que estaban en situación de regresar, vinieron aquí porque no pudieron conseguir un trabajo en las minas y formaban pequeñas hermandades basadas en la etnia. Tanto así que en cada pueblo del norte de Cambria había una iglesita católica: una era italiana, otra era polaca, otra era inglesa, otra, galesa”.“Catorce (en total), porque cada grupo inmigrante que venía tenía una iglesia”, dijo ella, añadiendo que, en un momento, el 94 por ciento de la comunidad era catolicorromano.En 2000, el mismo año en que Barnesboro y Spangler se fusionaron, la diócesis catolicorromana cerró todas menos una de sus 14 parroquias étnicas, otro golpe para la identidad cultural de la región. Staples dijo que los cierres resultaron dolorosos, pero “al final fue muy pragmático, (el obispo) escogió la parroquia que se encontraba en las mejores condiciones físicas, e hizo claro que ese ese el porqué”.La legión de los Jóvenes Polacos, el Club Eslovaco, los Hijos de Italia y otros clubes de hombres permanecen abiertos.Calles silenciosasAparte del ocasional sonido de pesados camiones que rugen subiendo por la Avenida Crawford hasta donde ésta intersecta la Autopista 219, o Avenida Philadelphia, como se llama en el pueblo, las calles están permanecen silenciosas.Una hilera de tienditas – una diminuta tienda de víveres que se especializa en billetes de la Lotería, restaurantes y pizzerías italianos, un establecimiento de licores, una zapatería, una biblioteca pública, una tienda de electrodomésticos— ocupa el espacio comercial en las avenidas Crawford y Philadelphia, el núcleo del centro urbano.El 30 de octubre, los miembros de la junta de Coal Country se reunieron en el centro para hablar acerca de su importancia para la comunidad en una conversación que finalmente se tornó nostálgica y llevó a hablar de crear empleos y de oportunidades para los jóvenes.Ese mismo día, el Condado de Cambria había recibido otro golpe —la pérdida de más de 400 empleos— cuando se anunció que una compañía minera de carbón con sede en Virginia vendería una “gran porción” de sus acciones de Pensilvania a una compañía basada en Kittanning.Más tarde, los jóvenes llegaron a Coal Country para adornar el salón para el baile de Halloween la noche siguiente. Phillip Schlereth (más conocido por “Flip”), que ha estado asistiendo durante los últimos seis años, estaba allí, como también su amigo Anthony Reid, que vino de Texas a Northern Cambria hace aproximadamente un año y comenzó a asistir a Coal Country invitación de Flip.Vienen a divertirse con amigos y a conocer a nuevas personas, dijo Reid.Julia DeLoatch, de 20 años, estaba allí junto con su hermana de 16 y su hermano de 17. DeLoatch, que trabaja en Dairy Queen con el objetivo de irse del pueblo, vino a ayudar a preparar el baile, pero también a animar a su hermana y hermano a que no se metan en problemas, dijo.Cuando Staples y Cartmell, que más tarde se separó de la organización, abrieron las puertas por primera vez, nadie vino; tomó tiempo crear confianza entre los miembros de la comunidad y entre los jóvenes. El hecho de que 40 o 50 jóvenes vengan ahora los fines de semana por la noche es una señal de que el pueblo se siente cómodo y restaurado, dijo McConnell, el obispo de Pittsburg. “Las comunidades misionales son siempre comunidades de relación…que el evangelio público, es decir el que está teniendo lugar en ese centro recreativo, está definitivamente creciendo en el corazón de las personas que han venido para confiar.“El hecho es que no tienes que probarte a ti mismo que estás en determinado camino para entrar en ese centro de jóvenes…sencillamente entras… Hay ciertas expectativas porque yo creo que Ann está realmente interesada en ver a los jóvenes madurar en las personas en que Dios quiere convertirles”.En una comunidad donde la mayoría de las señales indican que es un lugar que ha sido abatido, existe un tipo de “acomodo cultural a la desesperación” y el futuro parece un gran desafío, dijo McConnell.“Pero entonces uno entra en ese lugar y ve lo que está pasando allí y eso le da a todo el mundo una razón para la esperanza. Creo que esa es una de las razones por las cuales ella es querida en esa comunidad: uno no tiene que tener un hijo en ese programa para enorgullecerse de él”, dijo McConnell. “Ellos pueden señalarla y decir ‘Aún no estamos muertos. Vea que queda alguna vida aquí’”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Way of Love’s seven practices inspire variety of Advent resources…

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians have spent the past five months taking up the Way of Love’s seven practices, with help from a wide range of liturgical and devotional tools from all corners of the Episcopal Church, and the church is encouraging all to make a special effort to embrace this rule of life during Advent.Members of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, California, light the Advent wreath during a 2017 service. Photo: Colleen Dodson-Baker/All Saints’The church has released Journeying the Way of Love, featuring both a four-week Advent curriculum and an Advent calendar. Both are tied to the readings and themes from the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke.A rule of life is a set of simple spiritual practices intended to focus believers on their faith journeys and provide support along the way. The Way of Love framework is built around seven practices, which for the Advent curriculum, are scheduled on specific days of the week: worship (Sunday), go (Monday), learn (Tuesday), pray (Wednesday), bless (Thursday), turn (Friday) and rest (Saturday). The Advent calendar follows a similar pattern.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry unveiled the Way of Love in July at the 79th General Convention.“I want to ask not only you, but every Episcopalian, to make a commitment to throw yourself into the hands of Jesus, and then live life out of that,” Curry said in his sermon during the opening Eucharist at General Convention. “These tools may help you.”Since then, the church has joined with numerous affiliated organizations to develop and promote additional resources to help people bring Jesus to the center of their lives. Some have been adapted for Advent, and Episcopalians are participating in other Advent initiatives in the spirit of the Way of Love.One prominent example is AdventWord, billed as a “global Advent calendar” that is populated each day by participants’ social media posts prompted by the day’s word and hashtag. AdventWord also will send a daily email during Advent with a reflection on that day’s word. The sign-up is here.“The offering of AdventWord provides a daily short reflection and visual meditation to guide Christians around the world to prepare our hearts and homes for the arrival of Christ,” said Sarah Stonesifer, who coordinated this year’s campaign as digital missioner at Virginia Theological Seminary. “Participants can deepen their understanding of the coming of Jesus in the world through the practices of meditation and prayer.”The kickoff word on Dec. 2, the first Sunday of Advent, is “Journey.” Curry has offered his own reflection for the campaign, but to read it you’ll have to wait until Dec. 25, when the AdventWord is “Celebrate.”The Episcopal Church is promoting additional resources for Advent:Preparing to Become Beloved Community is an Advent curriculum focusing on racial reconciliation.A compilation of sermons for Advent and Christmas is available here.Episcopal Relief & Development offers an Advent toolkit.Church Publishing has Advent resources here, and additional seasonal items can be found here from Forward Movement.Church leaders expect to use the Way of Love as the primary framework for future seasonal resources, though innovations on these themes have transcended the liturgical calendar and inspired activity at the diocesan and congregational levels.The Diocese of Washington, for example, has developed a Way of Love lectionary that congregations can use to introduce and reflect on the seven practices over an eight-week cycle. The diocese also has produced daily devotionals and a small-group prayer guide based on the Way of Love, and Bishop Mariann Budde speaks about the seven practices in a new podcast called “Experiencing Jesus.”The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania is promoting a Way of Love retreat on Dec. 14 and 15, part of the “Learning Weekend” series organized by the Stevenson School for Ministry. The agenda includes workshops intended to help clergy and lay leaders to incorporate the Way of Love in their congregations’ parish life.“I hope that in this next year we can continue to strengthen our efforts at collaborating with each other for God’s mission,” Central Pennsylvania Bishop Audrey Scanlan says in an online introduction to the diocese’s Way of Love resources. “That we will continue to stretch ourselves and try on new and creative ways of being Church by living in the Way of Love as our Way of Life.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Way of Love’s seven practices inspire variety of Advent resources for Episcopalians Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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NEO Bankside / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

first_imgManufacturers: IGP Powder CoatingsText description provided by the architects. NEO Bankside comprises 217 residential units in four hexagonal pavilions ranging from 12 to 24 storeys and a six-storey office block, located next to the Tate Modern, one of the most visited museums in the world.Save this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAAll the buildings of the scheme take their cues from the immediate context and it is the quality of the entire ensemble – rather than the individual parts – which creates drama. The overall design hints at the former industrial heritage of the area during the 19th and 20th centuries, responding in a contemporary language which reinterprets the colouration and materials of the local architectural character. The steel and glass pavilions fit perfectly into the Bankside landscape; oxide reds of the Winter Gardens echo those of Tate Modern and nearby Blackfriars Bridge, while the exterior’s timber clad panels and window louvres give the building a warm, residential feeling. The pavilions’ distinctive external bracing system has removed the need for internal structural walls and created highly flexible spaces inside the apartments. The bracing is located outside of the cladding plane allowing it to be expressed as the distinct and legible system which gives the scheme much of its charismatic language. Glazed lift towers provide all occupants great views of London and the river, and a dynamic expression of the vertical circulation on the eastern side of each building. Winter gardens are enclosed, single-glazed balconies at the north and south ends of each building, suspended from the main structure on a lightweight deck with large sliding screens. They act both as enclosed terraces and additions to the interior living space.Save this picture!via Rogers Stirk Harbour + PartnersA generous public realm is also created at ground level with landscaped groves defining two clear public routes through the site connecting the riverside gardens outside Tate Modern through to Southwark Street.  The permeability through the site was a key driver of the design and the imaginative arrangement of the pavilions provides residents with generous accommodation and maximum daylight.Save this picture!© GillespiesLandscape designers Gillespies has created a series of richly-detailed garden spaces around the footprint of the apartment pavilions.  The final landscape features soft planting inspired by native woodlands, balancing beautifully with the contemporary lines of the buildings. Unusually in the heart of a city, the outdoor spaces offer NEO Bankside’s residents opportunities to engage with nature, and create a new micro-ecological environment in this established urban setting. The elegant and peaceful landscaped gardens integrate NEO Bankside with the neighbouring Tate Modern and its surroundings, and provide public access during the day as well as a secure, private environment for residents to enjoy.Save this picture!via Rogers Stirk Harbour + PartnersGillespies’ landscape design was developed to provide optimum private residents’ gardens, while separating them distinctly from the public routes. An innovative landscape strategy was introduced from the outset to define the threshold between private and publically-accessible spaces.  This definition has been achieved through the use of richly-planted berms, pebble-lined moats, stone-lined cuttings and narrow walkways that combine to create a strong sense of identity for the site. The long planted berms are a recurring signature that channel North/ South movement and act as a threshold between private and public space, dissected by a network of residents’ pathways. The berms also complement Tate Modern’s landscape, binding this site into its wider context.Save this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessLowering the Cost of Housing CompetitionArticlesmodeLab Introduction to Physics-Based Design with Kangaroo WebinarArticlesProject locationAddress:Tate Modern, Bankside, London Borough of Southwark, London SE1, UKLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner+ 19 Share United Kingdom Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Year Completion year of this architecture project NEO Bankside / Rogers Stirk Harbour + PartnersSave this projectSaveNEO Bankside / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners NEO Bankside / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners “COPY” Projects Photographs:  Edmund Sumner , Gillespies Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRogers Stirk Harbour + PartnersOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesOffice buildingsDabasHousingLondonOffice Buildings3D Modellingopen planUnited KingdomPublished on January 07, 2013Cite: “NEO Bankside / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners” 07 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/315590/neo-bankside-rogers-stirk-harbour-partners Clipboard Year:  2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/315590/neo-bankside-rogers-stirk-harbour-partners Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” CopyApartments, Office Buildings•London, United Kingdomlast_img read more

Whitehouse Consultancy offers pro bono lobbying

first_imgWhitehouse Consultancy offers pro bono lobbying Howard Lake | 14 October 2007 | News Tagged with: corporate The pro bono scheme is part of the company’s wider corporate social responsibility programme, which has also seen members of staff helping a local school, Lilian Baylis Technology School, with its citizenship and foundation studies classes.Paul Smith, Executive Director of the one of Whitehouse’s former pro bono charities the Spinal Injuries Association, said: “The profile of SIA with politicians and civil servants has been raised hugely by Whitehouse under their ./guidance. Not only did they help us get meetings with key decision makers and influencers, they also provided excellent advice and have been hands-on with the campaigning activities – we could not have asked for more. “In doing so, Whitehouse has left us with a lasting legacy, having enabled us to continue our vital work after the pro bono period has ended.”Applications must be received by 9 November 2007.  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Whitehouse Consultancy is again inviting charities and voluntary sector organisations in need of political advice and lobbying support to submit an application to benefit from public affairs programme free of charge for one year.The successful applicant will be provided with full support to achieve their public policy aims for one year, whether they require a higher profile in Westminster and Whitehall, want to see a specific change in policy, are seeking greater government backing for their cause or need to locate sources of statutory funding.Chris Whitehouse, Managing Director, said: “This is a unique opportunity for a charity or voluntary sector organisation to get their foot in the door in Westminster and Whitehall and learn how to take their campaigning to a next level.” 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

£25k of digital marketing support offered to Sussex charities

first_img 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Marketing Brighton-based online marketing company SiteVisibility is offering £25,000 worth of digital marketing support to a Sussex-based charity.The SiteVisibility “Community Digital Marketing Fund” will be awarded to the local charity that it believes can achieve the biggest impact with the company’s support.Sussex-based charities can apply for all or a share of the fund. To enter they should submit an application via the company’s Facebook page, explaining what the charity does in the local community and what it could achieve with the company’s help. Advertisement  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis SiteVisibility expects to assist the charity with digital marketing strategy to grow donations, awareness, sales etc; SEO strategy and ongoing campaign work; email marketing; and social media strategy, training and community management.Applications close on 31 December 2012 and will be reviewed before the end of January 2013. Only UK registered charities in Sussex may apply.www.facebook.com/SiteVisibility/app_194353720587357 Howard Lake | 20 November 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis £25k of digital marketing support offered to Sussex charities  57 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Imperialist media spread anti-Damascus propaganda

first_imgThrough December and January imperialist spokespeople blamed the Syrian government for a humanitarian crisis in the city of Madaya, about 25 miles northwest of the capital of Damascus. The U.S. corporate media spread stories of mass starvation, using false and fabricated photography and “testimony” by opponents of the Bashar al-Assad government. Madaya is a small mountainous town in northwestern Syria. In 2015 United Nations agencies incorrectly estimated the population to be 40,000 to 42,000; however, Syria’s Census Bureau estimated 9,330. Starvation as propaganda.In a revealing Jan. 11 press conference in New York, Syria’s United Nations Ambassador Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari answered these false charges: “The Syrian government has already requested, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the office of the resident coordinator of the United Nations in Syria, by its note #3746, dated December 27, 2015, to URGENTLY deliver humanitarian assistance, including medical assistance and fuel, to al Foua and Kafraya, in the governorate of Idiib, and to Madaya, in the governorate of the Damascus countryside. “We would like to highlight that the humanitarian assistance sent to Madaya in mid-October was sufficient for two months. And this testimony was corroborated by the representative of the [International Committee of the Red Cross] in Syria a few days ago. The Syrian government approved the requests” as far back as October. “Some of the humanitarian assistance sent to restive areas had been looted by the armed terrorist groups on several occasions. [Emphasis, C.L.] And this is exactly what happened in Madaya and al- Zabadani.” “Furthermore, the Turkish government hindered the delivery of humanitarian assistance through the borders of other restive areas. … The representative of the ICRC corroborated … that there is no starvation problem in Madaya.” The U.N. also admitted on Dec. 27 it was unable to send aid again to Madaya and to Kafraya and al-Foua.The ambassador focused on the real problem: “The terrorists are stealing the humanitarian assistance from the Syrian Red Crescent, as well as from the United Nations, and they are keeping this assistance in warehouses, and then they use it as a leverage of political and financial gain for them to survive.”Despite hostile media interruptions, Dr. Ja’afari ended with an insightful political statement: “Whenever there is a step forward towards a political solution in Syria, certain incidents are fabricated to de-fame the Syrian government and to negatively impact the political process, … certain regional and international parties supporting terrorism in Syria are not satisfied that the Syrian government is engaging positively in the political process, and thus are trying to demonize it … torpedoing the meeting in Geneva.”The pro-imperialist press is silent on U.S., Britian, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Israel’s ultimate goal of overthrowing the legitimately elected government of Syria. It also fails to bring up the history of imperialist lies, for example, the lie of the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam in 1964, which opened the door for the U.S. invasion; the lie of “endangered American Medical students” as a pretext for invading Grenada in 1983; the lie of “ethnic cleansing” in Yugoslavia in 1999; and the lie of “weapons of mass destruction” in order to invade Iraq in 2003. Now in 2016 there is the lie of the “siege” by the Syrian government of Madaya.The truth is that the United States and its imperialist allies are responsible for killing 250,000 Syrians and displacing 9 million more who are fleeing the Islamic State group and similar organizations. Some unasked questions According to the website “The Wall Will Fall” that monitors honesty and truth in the media, here are some slightly rephrased questions posed by Australian journalist John Pilger that the corporate media never asked: Why, if the Syrian government is not allowing aid into Madaya, was the U.N. able to enter on Dec. 28 and evacuate 128 wounded terrorists, part of the opposition to al-Assad?”Why if the U.N. evacuated wounded terrorists, did it not evacuate the “starving children” — or at least mention that conditions were deteriorating?Why do relief organizations clearly state that there is food available but at exorbitant prices?The food for Madaya comes from Damascus, which is obviously a government-held area. If the Syrian government is intent on starving its own people, why did it allow food to leave Damascus and be sent to Madaya?The Syrian government is accused of bombing its own people time and time again. So why did the Syrian government not simply bomb Madaya, but instead allow food into the village and also evacuate terrorists as part of the amnesty deal?Misrepresented photosFinally there is the important question of “misrepresented photos” of starving Syrians. Most of the photos have been confirmed as fraudulent and were taken of other situations. For example, there is the fabricated photo of an emaciated starving male in Madaya. (tinyurl.com/j8uzcc2)Or the photo of a starving young girl in Madaya. The truth? Her name is Mariana Mazeh, and she lives in the city of Tayr Filsey in South Lebanon. She went on YouTube to refute that she lives in Madaya. (tinyurl.com/z9vpwoa)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Human rights investigators needed to investigate crackdown on journalists

first_img Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Organisation Help by sharing this information As UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon stated in a report to the UN Human Rights Council, Iran has intensified its crackdown on media professionals. Agence France-Presse (AFP)’s bureau chief was expelled at the end of last week. In addition, accreditations for foreign media journalists have been revoked by the Iranian ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. Abdolreza Tajik, who was awarded the RSF-FNAC press freedom prize in 2010, was given a six-year jail term for his work with the Human Rights Defenders Centre. Several journalists and netizens have recently been summoned by various revolutionary courts or by the ministry of information.On 14 March 2011 the UN secretary-general stated in the quarterly report that he was “deeply troubled by reports of increased executions, amputations, arbitrary arrests, unfair trials and possible torture and ill-treatment of human rights activists, lawyers, journalists and opposition activists”. He regretted that no UN human rights investigators had been allowed to visit Iran since 2005.Reporters Without Borders supports the resolution presented by several countries, including Sweden, Zambia, Macedonia and the United States calling on the United Nations to appoint a special rapporteur to investigate and report on the state of fundamental rights in Iran and demands Tehran’s full cooperation. This resolution provides hope for hundreds of Iranians imprisoned in inhuman conditions and for dozens of others facing the death penalty. The organization calls on all UN Security Council members to vote in favour of this text.According to his lawyer Mohammad Sharif, Tadjik was given a six-year prison sentence. The journalist was found guilty of “collaborating” with the Human Rights Defenders Centre and of “publishing false information”. Jailed on 12 June 2010 for the third time in less than a year, Tadjik was freed on 22 December after his family put up bail for a third time, this time for the sum of 500 million tomans (about 370,000 euros).Iranian police shut down the centre on the grounds that it did not have an authorization from the ministry of the interior “to conduct its activities”. This was denied by lawyer and Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, the Centre’s founder.On 8 March Mir Hossein Mousavi, owner of the suspended newspaper Kalameh Sabaz and his wife, intellectual and successful novelist Zahra Rahnavard were able to meet their children at their home. In a public letter the couple’s children confirmed that they were able to visit their parents under the surveillance of Iranian secret service agents. “The house was full of agents. One of them even insinuated himself into our conversation, as if he was part of the family!” the letter said.However we still have no news of Mehdi Karoubi, owner of the suspended newspaper Etemad Melli or his wife Fatemeh Karoubi, editor of suspended magazine Iran dokhte. On 27 February Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei, Tehran’s public prosecutor, declared at a press conference that Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi were “under house arrest”, “and (that) contact with the outside – telephone, Internet (had been) cut off”. He did not say where they were detained or why they had been arrested.Reporters Without Borders considers that Mousavi and Karoubi, along with their wives, are still being detained. At a prison in Evin, or at home with interrogators from Evin, the result is the same: they are not free. We are concerned for their health. Iran must bring an end to this situation.The regime in Tehran is continuing to squeeze the media and independent information. A dozen foreign journalists were stripped of their press cards following a demonstration on 15 February that attracted tens of thousands of people in support of the uprising in Egypt.On 11 March Jay Deshmukh, AFP’s bureau chief was expelled. He is the third journalist from the agency since 2007 forced to leave the country. Since 12 June 2009 about 20 foreign journalists and correspondents have been expelled from Iran: Yolanda Alvarez, special correspondent for Spanish television channel RTVE; Greek-British journalist Iason Athanasiadis, correspondent for, among others, the Washinton Times, who was arrested on 22 June 2009 and expelled after being detained for 15 days; a team from French television channel France 3; and John Leyne, the BBC correspondent.Two Netherlands journalists from the television channel Nederland2 and a Belgian team from RTBF have also been forced to leave. Angeles Espinosa, correspondent for Spanish newspaper EL Pais was ordered to quit Iran on 24 October 2010.Several other journalists have been expelled but their organizations prefer not to make the expulsion public in the hope that this will increase their chances of sending a replacement. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 11, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Newscenter_img Follow the news on Iran Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election June 9, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News to go further News March 15, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Human rights investigators needed to investigate crackdown on journalists March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Car & Bike Show

first_img Facebook Car & Bike Show By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest Twitter TAGS  Previous articleOUR VIEW: Time for grads to celebrate in a safe wayTHE POINT: Project Graduation is a safe party for graduating seniors at both high schools and you can help by volunteering or donating.Next articleTwo dead after fatal crash in West Odessa Digital AIM Web Support Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp VFW Post 4149.jpg VFW Post 4149, 409 Veterans Airpark Lane, Midland, has scheduled a Car & Bike Show from 9 a.m. to noon June 1. Sign up for the car/motorcycle show will be at 9 a.m. and the judging will be announced at noon. Awards will be presented. The event will include food trucks, pin up girls and more. This event is family friendly and is open to the public. For more information, call 230-3344. Local News WhatsApplast_img read more

Setting New Standards for Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Tagged with: HOUSING RMBS Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Setting New Standards for Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Home / Daily Dose / Setting New Standards for Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Subscribecenter_img Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Previous: $100B Housing Bill Proposed to Address “Housing Affordability Crisis” Next: HUD Issues Funds to Rehabilitate Homes in Opportunity Zones HOUSING RMBS 2019-11-22 Seth Welborn Fitch Ratings is calling the newly recommended adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) fallback language a “positive development” as it moves toward becoming the market standard for Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) backed by such mortgages.According to Fitch, the newly recommended ARM index U.S. dollar LIBOR fallback language, released by the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC), includes a “replacement event” trigger, detailed provisions for selecting a replacement index, and allowance for a change in loan margin. The language is supported by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is a positive development for US mortgages and is expected to become market standard for new loan originations.“The recommended fallback language provides greater clarity to consumers, and the market in general, about when and how the replacement index will be chosen; this is key as the industry looks ahead to the expiration of LIBOR at the end of 2021,” Fitch states.The immediate focus of the ARRC’s recommended ARM note fallback language is on new mortgage loan originations, an important development despite the relatively low percentage of ARM loans being originated today. Fitch believes that certain elements of the recommended standard could ultimately be helpful in the consideration of approaches to existing ARM loans, notably legacy LIBOR product containing less clarity in terms of fallback detail. While current pathways remain uncertain, the recommended language might serve as a guide to selecting a replacement index for legacy LIBOR product once LIBOR is no longer available. LIBOR is used globally as a reference rate for pricing loans, debt and derivatives comprising more than $240 trillion in assets, including $1.2 trillion in adjustable rate mortgages and $178 billion backing US RMBS transactions.US mortgage originators are expecting to transition to using updated “uniform ARM instruments” incorporating the new fallback language once Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac establish the necessary timeline. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac anticipate publishing the updated ‘uniform ARM instruments’ in Q1 2020. Originators will be given sufficient time to implement the new instruments but this should be completed well before YE 2021. Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago November 22, 2019 2,907 Views  Print This Postlast_img read more