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There are many ways to put my money to work other than leaving it in a low interest savings account, some of which are riskier than others. My favourite is the stock market.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…When I think of the stock market, I see an opportunity to own parts of the businesses I most admire. The London Stock Exchange lists over 500 companies and many of them I’d steer clear of, but we all know of big-name companies that have been around for many years and are likely to be here far into the future. These are the companies I’m interested in owning. Tate & Lyle, Coca–Cola HBC, Rentokil and AstraZeneca are all companies I think will still be standing in 10 years’ time.The beauty of stock market investing is that it can make millionaires of ordinary people. This is helped by the fact that many stocks also come with dividends, which are payments the owner receives each year. These can be reinvested, which contributes to the compound interest phenomenon of building wealth. It equates to earning interest, which then earns interest on the interest, building up substantially over time.Stock market investingIt’s easy to get started in investing in the stock market. I’d choose a broker such as Hargreaves Lansdown, Interactive Investor or AJ Bell and open a Stocks and Shares ISA or Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP). From there it’s simple to buy shares in publicly listed businesses from the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and many foreign companies too, including US favourites such as Tesla, Apple and Facebook.I can then choose to automate the process by buying into funds or making a regular investment in specific stocks. Alternatively, I can opt to be more hands on. I could take a proactive approach to my investments by researching and choosing companies I like for their fundamentals. This includes how much debt they have, if they offer dividends, whether they have an advantage over competitors and how well managed the company appears to be. It sounds daunting to begin with, but it can be a fascinating pastime and a thrilling way to build wealth.The pandemic has created uncertainty for many companies, knocking their stock values to bargain basement prices. When a vaccine comes into play, I think the stock market will rally. That means many of these cheap stocks will see their share prices soar. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images Based on my personal financial situation, I think a Stocks and Shares ISA is one of the best ways to own UK shares. These products may not be suitable for all investors. Stocks and Shares ISA benefits ISAs are very much like traditional share-dealing accounts, with a few key differences. Investors can only put £20,000 every tax year into one of these wrappers for a start. Any unused allowance cannot be carried over into different years. 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…What’s more, money withdrawn during the year also counts as a deposit. 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And I have been considering buying some more to try and capitalise on the world’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis. I have been looking at two organisations, in particular, InterContinental Hotels Group and Compass Group. The pandemic has severely impacted these companies. The closure of hotels around the world has caused enormous disruption at InterContinental. Revenue per available room declined 53% year-on-year during the third quarter of 2020. Meanwhile, at the world’s largest catering group, Compass, operating profit declined a staggering 70% in its financial year ending September 30. However, despite these setbacks, I believe both of these firms are well-placed to stage a recovery when the world starts to move on from the pandemic. Both businesses are leaders in their respective fields. This has helped them raise money over the past 12 months to weather the storm. Size also usually comes with larger profit margins.Of course, there’s no guarantee either company will ever recover. Plenty of businesses have collapsed over the past 12 months. Just because InterContinental and Compass have managed to avoid disaster so far, doesn’t mean that they will continue to do so.They also face risks from technology upstarts, such as AirBnB and, in the case of Compass, smaller local competitors. These challenges may make it more difficult for the corporations to claw back pandemic losses.InterContinental and Compass may also face other challenges, such as higher wage bills, additional taxes and more regulation. However, I’m comfortable with the level of risk here. It’s clear to me that these businesses may never return to their former glory. That being said, as ways to play the economic recovery, I think they may be good investments. Their strong brands should help them attract customers and stand out in a crowded field. They’re on my watchlist. 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Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Dec 15, 2016 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Poverty & Hunger Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] People have been reduced to eating toxic locusts as a result of the food shortages affecting Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The Anglican mission agency USPG, which is supporting local Anglican churches’ response to the crisis, say that the extensive hunger has been caused by a combination of drought and erratic rains across the region.Full article. Anglican Communion, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Africa, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Starving communities in Africa reduced to eating toxic locusts Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA
Yoojeongheon in Jeju Island / studio_GAONSave this projectSaveYoojeongheon in Jeju Island / studio_GAON Construction: Translation:Kwangyeon Cho, Hyoseon HurSite Area:145 sqmBuilding Area:69.21 sqmArchitects In Charge:Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo RohProject Team:Hanmoe Lee, Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Yi, Seongwon Son, Sungpil Lee, Joowon Moon, Kwangyeon Cho, Hyoseon Hur, Jaebeom KimCity:Jeju-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Youngchae ParkRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. The name of house is Yoojeongheon. Nearing the completion of the construction, the owner gave its name and described the meaning to me as, ‘wind stays, sunshine caresses’.This building is located in an old village on the hill that looks out to the North Port of Jeju Island and is built by an old resident of the village. He is a geologist and a teacher, and of course, he has scientific mind.Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkLike many, I have intolerance towards the term ‘science’. I distanced myself from its field and it seemed to have the same attitude towards me. So my approach to look at and to interpret things is with sensibility. I, then translate the collective senses onto 2-dimensional representation and finally build it up with spatial narratives onto a physical ground.Save this picture!SketchHowever, this time, the resident-to-be-geologist added more stories onto my pile. While designing the house I heard the history of the earth, a story about the life of a typhoon and the movement of the sun; and most of the stories were about the special location, which the house was later built to look out to: the Jeju Island.The house sits on a hill that is laid out a step back from the forefront of the beach. I was told, until not very long ago, the sea level was up to the bottom of the hill and underneath the hill itself was the birthplace of the legendary female merchant Mandeok Kim.Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkWhen I first visited the site, an old apartment building was standing with its back turned around and blocking the view out to the sea. Only some fragment of the ocean could barely be seen pass its side. But as we began, an unexpected restorative project of Kim’s birthplace took place and the apartment disappeared during this time. Without being aware of its disappearance, I flew from Seoul to Jeju and got on a taxi to the site. As I arrived, I felt something different was grabbing a hold of me that I had to stop to take a look at the view. However still, I only felt that something about the scenery had changed and did not quite register the change to be the lack of a mass that used to block the view. Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Youngchae ParkOnly except for the time during his college years, the geologist lived in the same neighborhood for over 50 years. Although his old house was long gone, he tended the lot by cleaning up, decorating with pebbles and laying the ground with grass. On the way back from work, he would stop by to sit down next to the lot to read or to gaze at the sunset to think about a new house that would once be built in the location.The lot was not large. It was perhaps about 130 sq meters. Plus, despite its high ground, the view from the location was not very impressive due to the sounding houses barricading all four horizons of the lot.Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkI thought of a house that where the sunlight caresses though and the wind comes in to stay a while. The idea took its form as to vacate the center and to take away the portions of the ground level to provide openings of horizontal access. The design also included a strong outer membrane to make it withhold the powerful salty wind from the ocean and, carried by the same wind, the heavy rainfall that strikes horizontally. Naturally all the processes passed by my ideas and the scientific verification of the owner. The house was built with concrete and the same concrete was used to complete the finishing surface. Here, the focus was not, so to speak, on the ‘exposed concrete’ but on the way to ‘expose the concrete. To apply concrete as a finishing product properly, more effort is put on fabricating the mold to make the surface of the concrete more aesthetically pleasing, which generally raises the overall cost. Contrarily, the surface of concrete used for constructional purpose, in other words, ‘what goes inside’, is left rough because it will eventually be covered with other finishes.Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkFor the finishing the constructional concrete mold was used. The first plan was to cover up the surface later with some other material. But truth to be told, I do prefer the rough texture of the construction finish over the smooth finish. Plus, Jeju is native to the Porous Basalt (Hyun-mu-am) which offers its own rough surface. Perhaps because of this, the decision ended up favoring having the construction finish.Entering the square courtyard, the sky opens up; then follow the porch, Daechuhng (an outer platform) and Sa-rang (a reception room) arrayed towards the ocean. The East and the West are left open for the wind to run through the courtyard. The membrane is embracing the functional spaces such as the furnace room, and the parking lot. The North-west corner of the house yields the best view of the house, which could be seen while climbing up the staircase leading the way from the porch to the next level. Here, I thought, it would be nice to have this staircase to become a place where one could sit down to ponder upon the great view to be found.Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkThe second floor was designed as a living space consisted of two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a toilet. These rooms were distributed into the North and the West sides of the building and were connected by two bridges. The two bridges were made with different widths to allow multiple perspectives while walking in and out through the space. Lastly, one can climb a ladder to access the rooftop which has one small room and a terrace with a closed top. However consequently to the disappearance of the apartment building and the horizon was made possible to be viewed from the second floor, the rooftop was the designed to be the designated spot to have the best view of the surrounding area. Here, standing on the top of the hill, he looks forward to spend the rest of his life alongside the mothering ocean and his family.Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkProject gallerySee allShow lessTaiyokogyo / Takenaka CorporationSelected ProjectsCrossing Wall House / Mobile Office ArchitectsSelected Projects Share South Korea Houses Yoojeongheon in Jeju Island / studio_GAON Starsis ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796135/yoojeongheon-in-jeju-island-studio-gaon Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Jeju-si, South Korea 2016 Projects Architects: studio_GAON Area Area of this architecture project Year: Photographs: Youngchae Park Photographs “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796135/yoojeongheon-in-jeju-island-studio-gaon Clipboard CopyAbout this officestudio_GAONOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJeju-siSouth KoreaPublished on September 29, 2016Cite: “Yoojeongheon in Jeju Island / studio_GAON” 29 Sep 2016. 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“I am ecstatic to be Barnardo’s cycling ambassador. I hope the money I raise for this amazing charity will help to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and help them to believe in and follow their dreams.”Barnardo’s chief executive, Javed Khan, added:“I am delighted Mike Ives has become Barnardo’s cycling ambassador, he is a fantastic role model for the sport and shows what can be achieved regardless of your age or circumstances. We wish him all the best for his upcoming event.” Melanie May | 20 April 2017 | News Competitive cyclist for more than 60 years, Mick Ives has become cycling ambassador for Barnardo’s.Ives, from North Tyneside, has won 79 British Cycling Championships. As Barnardo’s cycling ambassador, he has now set himself his biggest challenge of riding the Giro d’Italia at the age of 77 in May, which involves cycling nearly 3,400km from Sardinia to Milan in three weeks.He is aiming to raise £60,000 through the event: £1,000 for each year he has been involved in the sport. The money will support Barnado’s, as well as Rainbow Children’s Hospice, Padraic Sweeney Kidney Research, and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice with Ives sponsored by Jewson, Polypipe and McCann.In his role of cycling ambassador, Ives will also be supporting Barnardo’s cyclists taking on the Prudential Ride London event in July.Mike Ives said: Advertisement 77-year-old man becomes Barnardo’s cycling ambassador 161 total views, 1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 162 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: fundraising events sport Sports Fundraising Ideas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7
Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Open House Episode 14: Delaina Bellows Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Open House Episode 13: Liliana Ogden + posts What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit ReddIt Linkedin printIntel officials fear Russian interference in favor of President TrumpThree unnamed officials said U.S. intelligence officials cautioned lawmakers in a meeting Thursday about the potential of Russia interfering in the 2020 election to help President Donald Trump’s chances of re-election, according to AP News.The officials are questioning the role of the president’s administration in whether they are doing enough to prevent interference.U.S. intelligence agencies said Russia manipulated social media and private emails to boost Trump’s campaign in 2016.U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin greet each other during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)Apple granted restraining order against stalkerApple won a temporary restraining order against a stalker after alleged harassment of CEO Tim Cook and other executives, according to NBC News.Multiple Apple executives, including Cook, accuse the stalker of being “aggressive” in documents filed to the Santa Clara County Superior Court.The man in question, Rakesh Sharma, trespassed on Cook’s property and targeted another executive with “disturbing” voicemails.Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is photographed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)USC to waive tuition for families with an annual income under $80,000The University of Southern California plans to offer free tuition for students whose families earn less than $80,000 a year, according to NBC News. USC President Carol L. Folt also announced the university plans to remove homeownership when designating financial needs. The aforementioned policies are accompanied by plans to increase overall financial aid at USC by more than $30 million per year.FILE – In this March 12, 2019 file photo, people pose for photos in front of the iconic Tommy Trojan statue on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. USC will phase in free tuition for students from families with an annual income of $80,000 or less, USC President Carol L. Folt announced Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. As part of the initiative, ownership of a home will not be counted in determining a student’s financial need. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)Roger Stone sentenced to prisonPresident Trump’s former advisor Roger Stone was sentenced to over 3 years in prison for obstruction of a congressional inquiry, according to The New York Times.Shortly after Stone was sentenced, President Trump called for his exoneration and said the jury was unfair.Stone was convicted of lying under oath to a congressional committee as well as threatening a witness last November.Roger Stone, center, departs federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump loyalist and ally, Roger Stone was sentenced to over three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department’s original sentencing recommendation. The sentence came amid President Donald Trump’s unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president interfered in the case. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Open House Episode 15: Alexis Berry Facebook ReddIt Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Facebook Previous articleBlanket Coverage – Episode 119 (TCU GETS A W, All-Star Weekend Recap, XFL Week 2)Next articleHoroscope: February 21, 2020 Kai Grady RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kai Grady What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Kai Grady is an FTDM and Journalism double-major from Arlington, Texas. He currently works at KTCU as a Hip-Hop DJ. After graduating, he hopes to pursue a career in both sports and popular culture writing. Twitter Open House: Finale U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders said today it was encouraged by progress in a British military police enquiry into the fate of two missing media workers – French cameraman Frédéric Nérac and Lebanese interpreter Hussein Osman, of the British TV network ITN – six months after they vanished without trace after being caught in shooting between US Marines and Iraqi forces near Basra, in southern Iraq, on 22 March.British forces, who are in charge of the area, opened an official investigation in June and are now conducting searches and taking evidence from witnesses. They have not yet found solid indication of what happened to the pair, but US officials are now being helpful and France is cooperating with the enquiry. Nérac’s wife Fabienne Nérac is available for interview by journalists and can be contacted through Reporters Without Borders at +33 (0)1.4483-8484.A team of four non-“embedded” ITN journalists, including Nérac and Osman, were caught in the shooting on the second day of the US-British invasion of Iraq. British star reporter Terry Lloyd was killed, probably by US gunfire, and his colleague, Belgian cameraman Daniel Demoustier, who was in the same jeep (marked “TV”) was wounded. Demoustier hid in a ditch and was then taken to Kuwait by a passing British journalist. Nérac, 43, and Osman, 28, who were driving another vehicle, also marked “TV,” vanished without trace. US Secretary of State Colin Powell personally promised Nérac’s wife at a Brussels press conference on 3 April that US officials would find out what had happened.The two men’s journalists’ cards were found at Baath party offices in Al-Zubair, about 20 kms south of Baghdad, on 7 May. British authorities at first refused to make an official enquiry, saying ITN should first provide evidence that a war crime had been committed. But they relented in late May and began investigating in early June. Progress is being made in the enquiry into what happened to Frenchcameraman Frédéric Nérac and Lebanese interpreter Hussein Osman, both of the British TV network ITN, who disappeared in southern Iraq two days after the start of the US-British invasion six months ago. No solid clues have been found by British military investigators but searches are under way and US forces are now cooperating. News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en News February 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out more News IraqMiddle East – North Africa September 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Progress in hunt for missing media workers December 16, 2020 Find out more