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first_imgThis FTSE 100 stock’s dropped 50%! I’d buy it with my new ISA allowance 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. 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 Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img 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. Royston Wild | Friday, 17th April, 2020 | More on: CCH It’s been a surprise to see shares in Coca-Cola HBC (LSE: CCH) sink in value during the past couple of months. The FTSE 100 soft drinks giant has halved in value since coronavirus panic ramped up during late February.I reckon this recent weakness provides a terrific buying opportunity. At current prices around £19.30 per share, Coca-Cola trades on a forward P/E ratio of 17.1 times. This is not cheap on paper, but it’s a bargain compared to the company’s historic averages in the mid-20s.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…The Footsie beverages giant isn’t immune to the coronavirus crisis. It has predicted that trading in countries with ‘heavy’ restrictions in place in Central and Southern Europe will suffer considerably. Quarantine measures mean that demand from its out-of-home channel — a segment that accounts for between 35% and 40% of group revenues — will be “severely affected,” it says.Coca-Cola added that “given the uncertainty of the duration and economic impact of this global pandemic, we no longer believe that it is prudent to provide guidance for the current financial year.”Dividends maintainedPleasingly for its investors however, Coca-Cola has resisted the temptation to cut the dividend. By comparison, around a third of FTSE 100 shares have axed or suspended payouts in response to the Covid-19 crisis.It said it plans to follow through on its intention to pay an ordinary dividend of 62 euro cents per share in June. It certainly has the financial headroom to make good on this promise. Its net debt-to-EBITDA ratio stood at a modest 1.54 times as of December. On top of this, Coca-Cola says that “none of our debt facilities are subject to any financial covenants that would impact the Group’s liquidity or access to capital.”And the drinks play is taking steps to offset the pressure of falling sales on its balance sheet. It’s reflecting on fresh cost-saving measures to help support profits in these tough times. It would reassess its plans on marketing spend and capital expenditure, it added.A FTSE 100 stock I’d buy todayThe impact of the coronavirus outbreak on our everyday lives in the near term and beyond remains impossible to predict with any certainty. It’s why Coca-Cola pulled its full-year guidance last month. But as things stand, the business looks in good shape to meet current dividend projections for 2020 and yield an inflation-beating 2.6%.Anticipated dividends are covered a very healthy 2.1 times by forecast earnings. And Coca-Cola’s products have the sort of stunning brand power that should stop annual profits falling off a cliff. Sales from supermarkets is likely to have remained robust during the outbreak. And group revenues should remain solid even in the event of a painful global recession given the exceptional customer loyalty its drinks command. I’d happily add this FTSE 100 stock to my own Stocks and Shares ISA. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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first_img Enter Your Email Address At The Motley Fool we believe stock market crashes like that of early 2020 provide a terrific investment opportunity. They allow us to buy five-star UK shares at little cost today. And then make a killing on them once the inevitable economic recovery drives their prices skywards.A large number of Stocks and Shares ISA investors made millions following the 2008 financial crisis with such a strategy. It seems a great many of UK share investors are aiming to replicate their successes and make fortunes of their own.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…Dip buying risesAccording to exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider GraniteShares, 16% of existing share investors have started trading more since the coronavirus outbreak. And 3% of the adult population (1.5m people) have bought UK shares for the first time in recent months.Almost one-third (30%) of these said that the stock market crash “presented a good buying opportunity.”  Meanwhile, 22% of respondents said the ‘fear of missing out’ prompted them to buy UK shares when prices began to recover. Exactly a quarter of those questioned said they wanted to take advantage of increased volatility.A wasted opportunity?While there’s clearly been some dip buying going on, I’d argue UK share investors haven’t been making the most of the market crash. The FTSE 100 struggled for traction all through the summer. It’s just slipped to new six-month lows on Thursday following the introduction of more Covid-19 lockdown measures in London.This lack of significant dip buying in recent months means a lot of UK shares still appear too cheap to miss. Investors clearly need to be careful before buying British stocks given the threat of a painful and prolonged economic downturn. But there are still plenty of quality UK shares out there that should deliver brilliant returns despite the macroeconomic challenges.For example, I don’t think Caledonia Mining Corporation’s cheap valuation reflects the probability that gold prices will soar again. It trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of below 8 times at current prices. Gold stepped back recently on strong profit booking after it rocketed to record highs earlier in 2020. However, the ongoing health crisis, a developing financial crisis, and blanket central bank monetary support should send gold values rocketing again before long.I’d buy Calendonia shares to ride this trend instead of buying the metal itself. This way investors can receive dividends too (the yield on this UK share incidentally sits at a meaty 2%).Helping you discover cheap UK sharesCaledonia Mining is just one top-quality stock trading far too cheaply today. But it’s not the only cheap UK share I’m thinking of buying for my own ISA. As I say, the London Stock Exchange is packed with great UK shares like this that are being overlooked. And The Motley Fool, with its epic library of free special reports, can help you dig out even more. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rev. Vicki Gray says: Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments (4) Julian Malakar says: February 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm At least one historical breakthrough has been achieved by this pilgrimage was to allowing non-Muslims to visit inside the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque without violence. It is also noticeable that our Presiding Bishop was not necessary to cover-up her head. With God’s grace, deep frozen black ice will melt slowly but surely for glorifying One and True God Who created this universe, living and non-living, seen and unseen matter before the world end as believed by all three religion of Abrahamic faith, Christians, Jews, and Muslims. If we don’t want to be part of a melting pot, but for peaceful living helping each other, we can live as a salad bowl and enjoy abundant life as God provided us. Wish success for Interfaith Group for glory of God, the Almighty! Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Advocacy Peace & Justice, Comments are closed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service William A. Flint, PhD says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing February 18, 2015 at 9:01 am Now may the PB turn her attention to ISIS and tell us how we are to move forward with them? The ABC and the Pope have already stepped to the plate, but what about our liberal Episcopal Church? What say you? Did the radical Islamic extremest behead Egyptian citizens or Egyptian Christians? Both statements would be correct, but in this case they were murdered because of their Christian Faith, not their national status. The ABC and Pope said Christians martyrs – what does our PB say? Episcopalians deserve to hear from their PB, their Bishops and their Clergy on this issue. Where do we stand? Whether you have noticed or not, it is time to take a stand on this and several other issues confronting Christians in the society. There is a group here in America, the Church needs to confront, The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group, that keeps taking Christian children and teenagers religious liberties away from them through legal intimidation. Shouldn’t we be standing with our kids to protect them from this intimidation.Dr. Franklin Graham is addressing all these issues, others are addressing all these issues. It is time for us (I THINK) to address all these issues. I hope other Episcopalians will express their views. How much do we value the Gospel of God and the message that Jesus is the only way to God? Compromising God is not a good position to take. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Members of the interfaith pilgrimage visit the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam. Photo: Matthew Davies/ENS[Episcopal News Service] Partnerships and investment, especially in supporting faith-based grassroots work, hold the key to lasting peace in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, a United States interfaith delegation heard repeatedly from religious leaders with whom they met during a Jan. 18-26 pilgrimage in the Holy Land.The 15-member delegation of Jews, Christians and Muslims from the U.S. found this prevailing message in all their conversations, whether with rabbis, kadis (Islamic judges), priests or bishops.Kadi Iyad Zahalka, head of the Sharia courts in Jerusalem, told the delegation that it is through these kinds of partnerships “that we will achieve understanding among all of the communities. This kind of action in bringing together Jews, Christians and Muslims is motivating to the people here to be more engaged in this kind of dialogue.”Zahalka said that the politicians sign diplomatic agreements, “not the religious people. But our job is to prepare the people to be ready for that moment, to accept the peace process, to engage the peace process, to encourage our leaders. We strive to create the dynamic of peace, which is much more important than signing the contracts.”But he acknowledged the concerns of extremism on both sides, such as the recent stabbing of 11 people by a Palestinian man on a bus in central Tel Aviv and the burning of an Arab-Jewish school by Jewish radicals.Kadi Iyad Zahalka (left), head of the Sharia courts in Jerusalem, with Bishop Prince Singh of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester. Photo: Matthew Davies/ENS“These challenges must encourage us to do more in dialogue and co-existence in order to prevent suffering,” Zahalka told the interfaith group towards the end of their weeklong interfaith pilgrimage. “It is very important for us to do that and it is very important for others to support us in the process of dialogue.”Rabbi Ron Kronish, director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, works closely with Zahalka in promoting dialogue and peace, especially among religions.Kronish talked about the complexities of identity that exist throughout Israel and the West Bank that often cause confusion when addressing issues of peace.There are Palestinians who live in the West Bank, Jews who live in Israel, but there are also Arab Israelis, “that is Arab Palestinians with Israeli citizenship,” he said. “Their goal is not fighting occupation every minute, their goal is integration in Israeli society even though they will have various relationships with Palestinians in east Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.”The interfaith pilgrimage was formed in response to the Episcopal Church’s General Convention Resolution B019, passed in 2012, that called for positive investment and engagement in the region and recommended that Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori develop an interfaith model pilgrimage that experiences multiple narratives.Committed to deepening their own partnership, the interfaith group shared in one another’s faith traditions, including services at the Anglican cathedral in east Jerusalem, a Jewish synagogue in west Jerusalem, and a rare, private tour inside the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, which normally are strictly closed to non-Muslims.Members of the interfaith pilgrimage visit the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Photo: Matthew Davies/ENSThe group – led by Jefferts Schori; Rabbi Steve Gutow, president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs; and Sayyid Syeed, national director of interfaith and community alliances for the Islamic Society of North America – was welcomed for a Sunday morning service at St. George’s Anglican Cathedral in east Jerusalem by its dean, the Very Rev. Hosam Naoum, and Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Jefferts Schori preached during the service.Interfaith pilgrims join the Sunday morning service at St. George’s Anglican Cathedral in Jerusalem. Photo: Matthew Davies/ENSU.S.-based Episcopal Church dioceses and individuals have long been in partnership with the Jerusalem diocese and continue to support the ministry of its more than 30 social service institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinian Territories. The institutions include schools, hospitals, clinics and centers for people with disabilities and serve those in need regardless of their religious affiliation.The diocese and the institutions also are supported by the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, a nonpolitical, nonprofit organization established in 1985.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem talk outside St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, following the Arabic service on Jan. 25. Photo: Matthew Davies/ENSDawani told the interfaith group following the service that religion needs to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. “We have a responsibility as leaders, and we have a duty to facilitate and bring co-existence among all the communities,” he said. “As the center of the three Abrahamic faiths, we pray that Jerusalem will be a model for future peace to the whole world.”A source of major concern for the Jerusalem diocese is the many Palestinian and Israeli Christians who are leaving the Holy Land in search of better opportunities overseas.Dawani has said that “investment is something we all need here in the hardships and difficult economic situation. Investment really will encourage people not only to stay here, but to feel that they can take care of their families and the future of their children.”In response to such calls from the Episcopal Church’s partners in the Holy Land, as well as to Resolution B019, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society invested $500,000 in the Bank of Palestine in 2013 for the purpose of economic development in the Palestinian Territories. The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council recently endorsed expansion of that investment and commended the matter to the church’s economic-justice loan committee for study.Following the service, Dawani accompanied the group for a visit to His Beatitude Theophilus III, Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine, who said that their presence in the Holy Land brings “great encouragement and support to its people.” The patriarch is the senior leader of Greek Orthodox Christians in the Holy Land, and represents the longest continuing historical presence of any single religious institution in Jerusalem today.Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori meet with His Beatitude Theophilus III, Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine. Photo: Matthew Davies/ENS“It’s not an easy task to have such a unified voice as Jews, Muslims and Christians,” he said. “Bringing people together and working for reconciliation, this is what we are trying to do. People here use the word ‘tolerance’ which is totally unacceptable. We need to be talking about inclusiveness.”The patriarch talked about the land being connected with the sacred histories of the three Abrahamic faiths and the conflict and misunderstandings that has caused. “How can we convince our people – Jews, Christians and Muslims – to have a different approach to the sacred history?” he asked. “The letter is killing, but the mind, or the spirit of the letter, is vivifying. How can we communicate this message to politicians, to diplomats? … They don’t understand what the sacred history means.”“The problem is that people here understand the land in eschatological terms,” he added, “[But] we serve common human nature and common destiny … This is what we have to bear in mind if we want to believe that we are really people of God … This land is totally holy, and we share this land, all of us.”Syeed responded to the patriarch by saying that his words were “soothing, inspiring and comforting … This is the land of manna and salwa,” the Hebrew and Arabic words that describe the food that God provided for the Israelites during their travels in the desert.His Beatitude Theophilus III, Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine, poses for a group photo with the interfaith delegation and Anglican leaders in the Holy Land. Photo: Matthew Davies/ENSTwo days earlier, the group attended a Friday evening synagogue service at Kol Haneshamah, a center for Progressive Judaism in West Jerusalem. Following the service, they were welcomed for Shabbat dinner at the home of Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman, a 10th generation rabbi whose congregation is committed to social justice and often leads peaceful demonstrations against violence, including whenever a mosque, synagogue or church is attacked.Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman (standing) welcomes the interfaith pilgrims to his home for Shabbat dinner. From left are Rabbi Steve Gutow, president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs; Sayyid Syeed, national director of interfaith and community alliances for the Islamic Society of North America; and Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Photo: Matthew Davies/ENSWeiman-Kelman shared a Jewish Midrash interpretation from Genesis that illustrates how the formation of the name Jerusalem was achieved through a compromise and consideration to the other.Because of their own encounters of God, Abraham called the place Yireh, and Shem named it Shalem. According to Hebrew scripture, “The Holy Blessed One said: If I call it Yireh as Abraham called it, Shem a righteous man, will be upset. If I call it Shalem as Shem called it, Abraham, a righteous man, will be upset. Therefore I call this place as the two of them called it Yireh-Shalem, Yeru-shalayim, Jerusalem.”Following Kelman’s reflection, Jefferts Schori said that she is invigorated by the bridges that have been built during the weeklong pilgrimage and that it reminds her of the creation story, the relationship between light and dark, earth and sky. “At first it looks like division,” she said, “but it’s a good lesson in the importance of interconnection.”Earlier in the week, Rabbi David Rosen, Jerusalem-based international director of interreligious affairs for the American Jewish Committee, spoke about a new age of interfaith relations in the Holy Land, which finds religious leaders engaged in deeper, more effective partnerships, particularly through the Council of the Religious Institutions of the Holy Land.Established in 2005, the council facilitates the ongoing engagement of the leadership and representation of the official religious institutions of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith communities in the Holy Land.In introducing Rosen, Gutow said that the former chief rabbi of Ireland has been a leading force in interreligious dialogue and “really exemplifies interfaith relations in this region.”But Rosen acknowledged the need for greater efforts to include religious voices in political spheres.“There is an attitude among politicians not to risk doing anything with religious leaders. If the parties brought in religious voices it would have an enormously powerful effect. But they prefer inertia over risk.”Rabbi David Rosen (right), Jerusalem-based international director of interreligious affairs for the American Jewish Committee, speaks to the interfaith group during lunch in Tel Aviv. From left are Mohamed Elsanousi, director of external relations for Finn Church Aid; Azhar Azeez, president of the Islamic Society of North America; and Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Photo: Matthew Davies/ENSTowards the end of the pilgrimage, Kronish of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel echoed much of what Rosen had said. “The 1990s was a period of high hopes for peace, but since 2000 the situation has been deteriorating,” he said, noting that the last significant peace agreement between Israeli and Palestinians leaders was the Wye River Memorandum in 1998.“So we’ve had 16 years, a lot of talk, and really no product. The question is how much further down can we go? The greatest obstacles to peace are political despair. Nobody feels like there is a resolution in sight,” he said. “We don’t have right now hope in our political leaders on both sides. They don’t seem willing to make the painful compromises that are needed” to reach a peace agreement.“Where we have found hope is working with youth, young adults, women, with religious leaders at the grassroots levels, with educators, with the people who are doing hard educational and spiritual work in the trenches and not in the political arena.”Jefferts Schori described peacemaking as “the work of building bridges of relationship between human beings … That requires personal risk-taking, vulnerability, and the ability to see and hear the partner’s deep human desires.”Gutow, reflecting on the pilgrimage said: “We must stand with those who can both understand and speak with integrity about the differing narratives of the regular people who make their homes there. We must provide them with the platforms and the financial support and the validation they need to succeed.“The job of our pilgrimage is to serve as an interfaith witness to the truths of both sides and to help the good and kind people who dwell there find the peace and wholeness and calm they so desire and so deserve.”Pilgrimage membersEpiscopalian•    Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori•    Bishop Prince Singh of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester•    The Rev. John E. Kitagawa, rector of St. Philip’s in-the-Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona•    The Rev. Charles K. Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop•    The Rev. Margaret Rose, deputy for ecumenical and interfaith relations•    Alexander D. Baumgarten, director of public engagement and mission communication•    Sharon Jones, executive assistant to the presiding bishopJewish•    Rabbi Steve Gutow, president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs•    Rabbi Leonard Gordon, interreligious relations chair for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs•    Ethan Felson, vice president and general counsel for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs•    Rabbi Batya Steinlauf, director of social justice and interfaith initiatives for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater WashingtonMuslim•    Sayyid Syeed, national director of interfaith and community alliances for the Islamic Society of North America•    Dr. Muhammad Shafiq, director of the Hickey Center for interfaith studies and dialogue at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York•    Azhar Azeez, president of the Islamic Society of North America•    Mohamed Elsanousi, director of external relations for Finn Church AidAn ENS article including reflections from the interfaith delegation is available here. An article about the group’s meeting with political leaders is available here.— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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 By Matthew DaviesPosted Feb 6, 2015 center_img February 6, 2015 at 5:39 pm I find myself agreeing most with Rabbis Rosen and Kronish, whose glasses are not rose-colored. As Rabbi Rosen said, “There is an attitude among politicians not to risk doing anything with religious leaders. If the parties brought in religious voices it would have an enormously powerful effect. But they prefer inertia over risk.” I would only add: Why wait for the politicians? Our Episcopal leadership should force its way into the conversation with the message of the Gospel. That could indeed have an “enormously powerful effect.” But that would involve risk, wouldn’t it.And how true Rabbi Kronish’s assessment – “So we’ve had 16 years, a lot of talk, and really no product. The question is how much further down can we go? The greatest obstacles to peace are political despair. Nobody feels like there is a resolution in sight….” Yes, it’s hard to hope when, while our “model pilgrims” were there, another 450 settlement units were built and the US Congress started threatening a cutoff of aid to the Palestinians for complaining. Isn’t it time for our Church leaders to say something, to do something, to inject an element of hope into the conversation by shaming our politicians into putting an end to the charade. The “peace process” has sadly become a euphemism for a continuation of the status quo. It’s time to say so.By the way, Julian, when I was in Palestine in 2008 and 2011, I visited the inside of the Dome of the Rock, the al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Tomb of the Patriarchs (the Ibrahimi Mosque) in Hebron. and, yes, I was covered…a small sign of respect to the traditions of others, just as I’ve worn a kippah at Jewish Services and a mantilla at St. Peter’s. The only signs of violence – remnants – I noticed were the bullet holes in the outside façade of the Dome of the Rock and the US-manufactured tear gas canisters on display in the al-Aqsa Mosque Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Submit a Press Release February 6, 2015 at 5:41 pm While we all work toward peace, families need to put food on the table tonight and children need to go to school tomorrow. Through support for education and healthcare, we can build peace from the ground up — for all. The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem has had the privilege to work with the Diocese of Jerusalem to serve grassroots needs throughout the Diocese. Their institutions have always addressed need regardless of ethnic, religious or economic background.AFEDJ provided $1.2 million for the important humanitarian work of the Diocese of Jerusalem in 2014. Thanks to generous donors from throughout the country, more work is possible. 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ecumenical & Interreligious, Israel-Palestine, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Partnerships will bring lasting peace to Holy Land, religious leaders say Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Middle East Anne Lynn says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs last_img read more

first_img 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903793/apartment-n35-bns-studio Clipboard Manufacturers: Avangard, Modern Ideal, Nemachin Royal, Roya ArchDaily Apartment no.135 / BNS StudioSave this projectSaveApartment no.135 / BNS Studio Lead Architects: Photographs:  Farshad Kazerooni, Azin Soltani Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Azin Soltani, Farshad Kazerooni, Farnaz Bakhshi ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903793/apartment-n35-bns-studio Clipboard “COPY” Iran CopyAbout this officeBNS StudioOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialTehranIranPublished on October 14, 2018Cite: “Apartment no.135 / BNS Studio” 13 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?135号公寓 / BNS Studio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Apartments Area:  2300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Year:  Save this picture!© Farshad Kazerooni, Azin Soltani+ 20Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyApartments, Residential•Tehran, Iran Architectural Detail Designer:Meisam Ebrahimi Moghadam3 D Visualizer:Ali ZeinalzadehDesign Team:Nioosha Rashidi, Shabnam Abtahi, Mahta Heydari, Zoha Nekouian, Shadi Malek, Behnam BarzegarCity:TehranCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Farshad Kazerooni, Azin SoltaniRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. Apartment no.135 is a five-story residential building located in Saadat Abad, northwest of Tehran. Each floor contains a single three-bedroom unit. The ground floor houses the main entrance, lobby, and a multi-purpose room. Other amenities such as pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, and parking are located in the basement. Save this picture!Distribution Floors DiagramHistorically a house bears special values in Iranian architecture and culture, values such as hierarchy, legibility, introversion, balance, and unity and especially respect to the privacy of families. During the past century, according to the changes in lifestyle and a large demand for new constructions, most of these precious values have been changed.Save this picture!© Farshad Kazerooni, Azin SoltaniThe main design idea behind Apartment no.135 was to revitalize the lost heritage and to give a modern interpretation of the old concepts. Thus, brick – a traditional building material – was used in this project. A combination of fixed brick panels and protruded modular frames are used to create a modern and dynamic facade. The brick panels in front of the windows act as a temperature buffer by filtering natural light.Save this picture!© Farshad Kazerooni, Azin SoltaniDuring a different time of a day, the brick patterns create a beautiful effect of light and shadow inside each unit. This phenomenon creates variety, increases space quality and provides visual and heat comfort for residents while it plays an effective role in energy saving. Rooftop garden and modular flower boxes in front of the windows are designed to improve environmental quality while accentuating the aesthetic values.Save this picture!Facade DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessMuseum Ritter / Max DudlerSelected ProjectsAD Classics: Angkor WatArchitecture ClassicsProject locationAddress:Tehran, IranLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: BNS Studio Area Area of this architecture project Projects Apartment no.135 / BNS Studiolast_img read more

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Fundraising in Diverse Cultural and Giving Environments: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraisinglast_img read more

first_img Howard Lake | 25 March 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Fewer charities than businesses think that providing “meaningful and rewarding work” is a key factor in engaging staff.An online survey of HR contacts conducted by training and mentoring firm Inspire Motivate and Engage (IME) found that 60 per cent of charity HRs cited this compared to 87 per cent of their colleagues in the commercial sector.Despite this, charity HRs did not think it would inhibit their efforts to attract talented people – 65 per cent identified finding talented new employees as one of the main HR challenges for their organisations this year, the lowest-rated of a number of issues, including lack of a pay rise (69 per cent), reduced training budgets (85 per cent) and “overwhelmed” employees  (70 per cent).“This result surprised me,” said Claire Atkinson, IME’s ceo. “Charity workers already have meaning in their work due to the very nature of what they do and the positive impacts made as a result. This however is not the case for many small businesses and is an area of concern for HR managers in this group.”According to the survey, the best ways to engage charity employees would be by providing career development opportunities (cited by 92 per cent of HRs) and career growth for the top performing staff (80 per cent).More than 600 charities were invited to participate, with 50 charities and 45 businesses completing the survey.IME has launched a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative providing funding for third sector training courses to employees who would not be able to access such programmes without financial support. The programme provides grants for employee training, with 200 places available to charities across the country.  45 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  46 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ‘Meaningful’ work less important in charities than businesslast_img read more

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Mortgage Leaders Discuss Pandemic Response  Print This Post Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 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. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn May 1, 2020 1,206 Views 2020-05-01 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Court: Borrower Waived Pre-Foreclosure Right to Meeting Next: Wells Fargo: No New HELOCs Due to Current Market Conditions The Week Ahead: Mortgage Leaders Discuss Pandemic Response Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, News On May 6, join industry leaders in a virtual summit to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the industry. The Mortgage Industry Pandemic Summit, hosted by Altisource and Lenders One in partnership with The Five Star Institute, MBA, Forrester, and National Mortgage News, will feature leading experts discussing the major operational challenges facing mortgage and real estate companies and the financial industry at a time when people are avoiding face-to-face contact during the COVID-19 outbreak. It will include live webinars, roundtable discussions, and panels online so attendees can watch and learn from the convenience and safety of their offices or homes.The COVID-19 virus is quickly changing the way we live and conduct business in every industry, including mortgage and real estate. This multi-session event will provide vital and insightful information on maintaining service stability and client commitment during the evolving challenges ahead.The agenda includes:Keynote: State of the Mortgage Industry Based on the Impact of COVID-19The Economists Magic 8 Ball: What to Expect in the Next YearLessons Learned: What the 2008 Mortgage Crisis Can Teach UsWorkforce Tetris: Lining Up Resources With Today’s NeedsGovernment Update: How Emergency Actions Are Impacting the MarketThe Summit will also include four industry roundtable breakout sessions delving into:ServicingOriginationsVendor ManagementBusiness Continuity Planning and Execution During a PandemicYou can register for the Summit here.Here’s what else is happening in The Week AheadSitus MSR Asset Monthly Snapshot (May 7)BLS Unemployment Rate (May 8)DS5: Inside the Industry (May 4, 6, 8)Chicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index (May 6) Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Forbearances vs. Natural Disasters: Lessons in Damage Mitigation Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago November 18, 2020 1,163 Views Previous: Homeowners Drawn to Western States Despite Risk Next: FHFA Announces Milestone Toward Ending Conservatorships The forbearance rate during the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic was roughly identical to the rate recorded during the devastating 2017 hurricane season that ravaged regions throughout the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast, according to new research published by Freddie Mac.During the pre-pandemic period of January 2019 to February 2020, the forbearance rate was a scant 0.09%. However, this increased to 5.6% from March to June, when the economy screeched to a halt during the pandemic’s early months. Mortgage forbearance reached a peak in May with more than 4 million mortgages in forbearance, or approximately 8% of outstanding mortgages and $1 trillion in mortgage debt; Freddie Mac concluded that homeowners have delayed about $4 billion in mortgage payments each month through forbearance.However, the early pandemic forbearance rate was slightly lower than the 5.8% recorded from August 2017 to December 2017, when Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked havoc. Three years ago, the financial stress was strictly regional, whereas this year the stress is nationwide.“Mortgage forbearance provides liquidity to households and plays a vital role in mitigating the damage to homeowners during times of crisis whether it be a hurricane, wildfire, or health epidemic,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist.“Research on this topic is important because it will help us prepare for the next several months as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond.”Freddie Mac’s research, which was published in its latest Insight report, found that while loans with high loan-to-value (LTV) ratios are more likely to be in forbearance, almost all loans in forbearance have positive equity. Borrowers with a higher monthly payment were more likely to enter forbearance during the COVID-19 crisis – this was the same situation during the 2017 hurricane periods.Furthermore, forbearance rates decline for borrowers with higher FICO scores – during the first several months of the pandemic, the rate increased by a factor of approximately about 5.6 going from loans with FICO scores in the highest category (800+) at 2.0% to the lowest category (<620) at 11.1%. In comparison, the rate increased by a factor of 13 in the 2017 hurricane season (from 1.3% to 17.4%) and by a factor of 18 in the pre-pandemic period (from 0.02% to 0.36%).Freddie Mac also determined that forbearance rates are generally higher for borrowers with higher debt-to-income (DTI) ratios. During the early period of the pandemic, the rate increased by a factor of about 3 going from loans with DTI in the lowest category (≤ 25%) at 2.7% to the highest category (46%+) at 8.3%. In comparison, the rate increased a factor of 2 in the 2017 hurricane period (from 3.5% to 7.2%) and by a factor of 2.2 prior to the pandemic (from 0.05% to 0.11%).  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-11-18 Christina Hughes Babb About Author: Phil Hall 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 Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Home / Daily Dose / Forbearances vs. Natural Disasters: Lessons in Damage Mitigation Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

first_img Pinterest A status yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for Donegal, taking effect from 3 o’clock this afternoon and lasting until 8 o’clock tomorrow morning.Met Eireann says showers will turn increasingly wintry during today, with a mix of hail, sleet, and snow, leading to icy conditions on untreated surfaces and some localised accumulations. By News Highland – March 11, 2020 Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ Snow and Ice warning issued for Donegal Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+center_img Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook WhatsApp Previous article10 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleNew Midlands North West MEP takes up seat for first time News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more