The Kier share price rockets 37%! Is it the turnaround of the decade?

first_img See all posts by Tom Rodgers Tom Rodgers | Friday, 6th March, 2020 | More on: KIE Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Tom Rodgers has no position in 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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.center_img The Kier share price rockets 37%! Is it the turnaround of the decade? 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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When you Google the Kier (LSE:KIE) share price, the most popular related searches should give you some pause for thought.“Why is Kier share price falling?”, “Is Kier going bust?”, “Should I sell my Kier shares?”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…If Kier can rebuild its share price, it would be the turnaround of the decade. That inevitably attracts bargain-hunters.The shares traded up to 37% higher on the release of 2019 second-half results, but the following day, they sank by 15%.Turnaround bright eyesThe Kier share price is at historic 20-year lows. Shareholders stand to make dramatic long-term gains if the construction giant can complete its joint venture work on grand UK rail infrastructure projects like Crossrail and High Speed 2 (HS2).As I’ve written elsewhere, big government contracts make for stable and lucrative long-term revenue. Kier is a key supplier to the UK government. The dramatic 2018 collapse of Carillion was a huge embarrassment and it is perhaps unlikely it would let the same happen to Kier.February saw Boris Johnson’s cabinet throw its weight behind HS2. Kier has two HS2 civil engineering contracts worth £1.4bn, in a joint venture with France’s Eiffage. Carillion was Kier’s partner in the projects before it went bust.City analysts said Kier would get only a small short-term boost if the cross-country rail upgrade got the green light. But the addition of billion pound-revenue streams over the next five years will be a huge benefit to the London construction group.Those resultsSo what is the company’s current financial position? Half-year results out on 5 March saw improved operating profits but higher net debt. A wide-ranging cost-saving plan includes cutting 420 jobs, and CEO Andrew Davies said would lop £65m off its bills by 30 June 2021.The sale of its ill-fated entry into the homebuying market, Kier Living, is progressing, Davies said. However bosses wrote down the value of the business by nearly £60m over the half-year.However encouraging the results, Kier still made a £41m loss. Revenue also dipped 9% from £1.98bn over last year’s first half, compared to £1.82bn this time around.Brokers Peel Hunt and Liberum Capital are still rating Kier a buy, but I think that’s a mistake. Investing in Kier is still a very high-risk strategy, in my view.Pipe dreamHe who does not learn from history is doomed to repeat it.A desperately low P/E ratio of 2.2 times earnings for the Kier share price doesn’t say ‘bargain’ to me. It says beware! Ratios this low indicate the company does not have the confidence of the market.Warren Buffett’s advice on turnaround stocks may be 40 years old, but it is still as true as the day it appeared. “Both our operating and investment experience cause us to conclude that ‘turnarounds’ seldom turn,” the billionaire investor wrote in a 1979 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.“The same energies and talent are much better employed in a good business purchased at a fair price than in a poor business purchased at a bargain price.”With the FTSE 100 crumbling on coronavirus fears, there are plenty of good businesses at fair prices for investors to consider. I don’t think Kier is one of them.last_img read more

Task force to ‘collaborate’ with Presiding Bishop’s Office of Pastoral…

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID General Convention, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Tags By Sharon TillmanPosted Jul 13, 2018 General Convention 2018 Rector Albany, NY R H Lewis VTS1963 says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 14, 2018 at 12:10 pm Other than a few ( very few ) egregious signals that have been missed (alcoholism comes to mind) there seems no realistic need for this add to the Office for Pastoral Development.If there is “need” for this then reasons , better than the one in the article, need be ex-plained. Sounds like a re0invention of the wheel with an extra committee added. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The 79th General Convention House of Deputies called for a task force to assist the presiding bishop’s Office of Pastoral Development in its work to assist dioceses in the discernment, nomination, search, election and transition processes for bishops.There was some discussion by deputies on Resolution A147 after Pauline Getz of San Diego, deputy chair of the legislative Committee for Churchwide Leadership, introduced it, saying its intent was to “create a collaborative relationship with the Office of Pastoral Development.”Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.Deputy Benge Ambrogi of New Hampshire asked to clarify the “problem we are trying to solve with this resolution.” Getz responded, “Up until now, the process in episcopal elections has been based on what was done before. The purpose of the task force is to clarify the process, help the Office of Pastoral Development define a formal process and structure, and establish clearly what needs to be done in a search.”Originally, the resolution called for a “Pilot Board for Episcopal Transitions.” The committee amended that language to “task force.” The other change was to alter the proposed length of time the task force would function from six years to an initial term of three years.Additionally, the new task force will assist the Office of Pastoral Development in establishing guidelines and materials for the training and evaluation of transition consultants who work with dioceses throughout the election process. And, lastly, the members will help enhance “guidelines for reference, background, medical, and psychological screening of persons considered for nomination for episcopal elections and guidelines for the dissemination, evaluation, and record keeping of the screening information gathered.”— Sharon Tillman is a freelance writer for Episcopal News Service. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (1) Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments are closed. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Task force to ‘collaborate’ with Presiding Bishop’s Office of Pastoral Development on bishop searches AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Elections, Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VAlast_img read more

Episcopales se empeñan a fondo en la movilización de votantes…

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Por David PaulsenPosted Aug 13, 2018 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL [Episcopal News Service] Las elecciones de noviembre no tomarán a nadie por sorpresa en la iglesia de San Martín de los Campos [St. Martin-in-the-Fields] en Filadelfia, Pensilvania. Docenas de miembros de la iglesia participan en jornadas de capacitación electoral, y la meta de la congregación es que el 100 por ciento de los feligreses vaya a votar el día de las elecciones.La participación cívica es también una primera prioridad en la iglesia episcopal de la Santa Cruz [Holy Cross] en Decatur, Georgia, un suburbio de Atlanta. La congregación está enviando a los feligreses a encuestar el barrio en torno a la iglesia en apoyo del empeño estatal de inscribir hasta 1,2 millones de nuevos votantes.Y en Indiana, la Diócesis de Indianápolis ha auspiciado eventos de activismo electoral en los que voluntarios de la iglesia forman parte de una iniciativa interreligiosa que se propone llegar a más de 100.000 residentes de ese estado que no han votado antes.“Con frecuencia hablamos de cómo la vida de Jesús nos orienta a ser políticamente activos… Debemos cuidar de los miembros más vulnerables de nuestra comunidad”, dijo la Rda. Carol Duncan, diácona que está coordinando la participación de San Martín de los Campos en las actividades relacionadas con las elecciones. Los episcopales como Duncan siempre han sido francos en su llamado a “votar lealmente” porque la Iglesia sola no puede cambiar sistemas injustos. “Ustedes no pueden hacerlo a menos que voten”.La Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal tiene su sede en Washington D.C., cerca del Capitolio, y brinda recursos para ayudar a los episcopales a movilizarse para las elecciones con iniciativas no partidarias. Foto de David Paulsen.Aunque los episcopales pueden estar motivados por convicciones políticas personales, sus empeños electorales a partir de la Iglesia son necesariamente no partidarios. Estos empeños también se basan en políticas de la Iglesia establecidas por la Convención General, que acabó de aprobar el mes pasado resoluciones adicionales en que llaman a los episcopales a una mayor participación política. Esa participación cuenta con el continuo apoyo de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia en Washington, D.C.“Votar y participar en nuestro gobierno es una manera de participar en nuestra vida en común, y esa es una obligación cristiana”, dijo el obispo primado Michael Curry en una declaración en vídeo antes de las elecciones de 2016. La Red Episcopal de Política Pública de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales volvió a citar el comentario de Curry esta semana en  un mensaje actualizado acerca de las próximas elecciones.¿Cómo alguien “vota lealmente”¿ El mensaje emitido el 7 de agosto ofrece recursos, entre ellos enlaces a información sobre registro de votantes, normas de votación de los estados y colegios electorales. También tiene enlaces al “instrumental” del votante de la Iglesia Episcopal,  que brinda orientación adicional sobre la acción individual y cómo movilizar a comunidades guiadas por la fe.“Alentamos a los episcopales a participar del proceso democrático este otoño mediante la promoción de la inscripción de votantes, estar al tanto de los candidatos que aparecen en la boleta de su zona, hacer un plan para que Ud. vaya a votar el Día de las Elecciones y el ayudar a otros a hacer lo mismo”, le dijo a Episcopal News Service Rebecca Linder Blachly, directora de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales. “Nuestro instrumental para votar lealmente [Vote Faithfully Toolkit] proporciona materiales a parroquias y a individuos para involucrarse y participar en nuestro deber cívico”.Twitter Ads info and privacyLa Rda. Fatima Yakuba-Madus, misionera para la participación comunitaria de la Diócesis de Indianápolis, vio el mensaje transmitido por correo electrónico esta semana y pensó que era un material perfecto para adaptarlo al próximo boletín diocesano. No todo el mundo en su diócesis tiene tiempo para participar de voluntario en la constante iniciativa de captar votantes.Yakuba-Madus asumió el papel de misionera este año, luego de servir desde 2010 como diácona en la iglesia episcopal de San Juan  [St. John’s] en Speedway, Indiana. Mientras en San Juan ella participa regularmente en las campañas de barrio —tocando a las puertas, alentando a las personas a salir a votar y ayudándolas a inscribirse si aún no están inscritas—,ahora está activa en el colectivo de congregaciones conocidas como Fe en Indiana, empeñado en llegar a más de 100.000 votantes no inscritos y persuadirles de que acudan a las urnas el 6 de noviembre. Voluntarios de la iglesia han llamado a algunos de esos residentes durante las campañas telefónicas que la diócesis había llevado a cabo en la iglesia catedral de Cristo  [Christ Church Cathedral] en Indianápolis y en la iglesia episcopal de San Cristóbal [St. Christopher’s] en Carmel, al norte de la capital. Los voluntarios episcopales se centraron específicamente en llegar a los residentes de un distrito legislativo en el cual tradicionalmente ha habido muy pobre concurrencia a las urnas.¿Por qué es ésa una función de la Iglesia? La acción cívica está directamente influida por la fe, arguyó Yakuba-Madus, basándose en los comentarios del Obispo Primado sobre el tema.“Tenemos que participar en la votación”, apuntó. Las agencias del gobierno tienen una capacidad inigualada para cumplir la misión cristiana de servir a las personas que viven en los márgenes económicos de la sociedad, y “nadie va hacer eso si no votamos”.La Convención General suele afirmar el compromiso de la Iglesia con la participación política.“Nuestra iglesia tiene una política que nos insta a todos nosotros a abogar por el derecho al voto, incluso por la eliminación de barreras para votar”, dijo Blachly. “Los problemas de la inscripción de votantes se abordan en el ámbito estatal, de manera que les instamos a participar”.Dos resoluciones aprobadas en Austin el mes pasado abordan los problemas del derecho a votar. La  ‘Resolución C047 compromete a la Iglesia a abogar en apoyo del principio de “una persona, un voto” —que los votos de todos los ciudadanos deben tener un impacto igual en los resultados electorales.Aunque la resolución no entra en detalles, la explicación que la respalda apunta algunos ejemplos de áreas de interés: “Algunos impedimentos son tan viejos como nuestra nación y están integrados dentro de la Constitución de EE.UU., tales como el Colegio Electoral y la manera en que eligen a los senadores federales”, dice la explicación. “Otros impedimentos son más recientes o han llegado a ser cada vez más problemáticos a lo largo de las últimas décadas, tales como la manipulación de los límites de los distritos electorales, variaciones en el acceso a las boletas y la manera en que los votos se emiten y se cuentan a través del país, ciertos aspectos de la financiación de las campañas y la tecnología cada vez más sofisticada que se usa para llegar a votantes muy específicos”.La Resolución D003 condena las medidas que den por resultado la supresión de votantes y apoya las iniciativas que aumentan la participación electoral, tales como “políticas que aumentan la votación anticipada, que extienden los períodos de inscripción, que garantizan un número adecuado de colegios electorales, que permiten el voto por correspondencia sin necesidad de presentar una excusa, y que prohíben las formas de identificación que restringen la participación del votante”.La Resolución también critica la manipulación partidaria de las demarcaciones electorales e insta a la Conferencia Nacional de Legisladores Estatales a elaborar un proceso justo para el establecimiento de distintos legislativos y del Congreso.La manipulación de estas demarcaciones consiste en la táctica de trazar distritos electorales que favorezcan a un partido en detrimento del otro en las elecciones, usualmente  reuniendo a votantes semejantes en unos pocos distritos o diluyéndoles a través de varios distritos donde seguirán estando en minoría. El Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. decidió no pronunciarse sobre la constitucionalidad  de la manipulación partidaria de las demarcaciones electorales en un dictamen que emitió a principios de este año, dejando la puerta abierta a ulteriores demandas.El debate sobre la manipulación de los distritos electorales es complicada, además, por la utilización de este procedimiento, conforme a la Ley de Derechos Electorales de 1965, y, a fin de garantizar una mayor representación de las minorías en el Congreso, se trazaron [demarcaciones distritales para crear lo que se conocen como distritos de “mayoría minoritaria”. Sin embargo, los críticos han argüido que esto ha tenido el efecto partidista a largo plazo de juntar a más votantes demócratas y ceder más distritos a los republicanos.Luego, ¿por qué deben las iglesias y los cristianos intervenir?“Para el seguidor de Jesús, la manipulación de las demarcaciones electorales socaba nuestro voto fundamental de respetar la dignidad de cada ser humano”, escribió en octubre de 2017 en un artículo el Rdo. Jarret Kerbel, rector de San Martín de los Campos en Filadelfia. “La participación en configurar nuestra vida común es un deber cristiano y algo que los cristianos consideran, respetan y protegen a todas las personas independientemente de su filiación, de su creencia o su no creencia”.Pensilvania  estaba entonces lidiando con su propia controversia por la manipulación de las demarcaciones, y en enero, el Tribunal Supremo del estado dictaminó que las fronteras de los distritos del Congreso eran inconstitucionales. El tribunal presentó luego un mapa que establecía nuevas fronteras distritales que entrarán en vigor cuando comience el próximo período del Congreso en 2019.La agrupación reformadora Fair Districts PA hizo una presentación en octubre de 2017 en la iglesia de San Martín de los Campos, en Pensilvania, acerca de la restructuración distrital. En el evento se mostró el mapa de Pensilvania en forma de un rompecabezas que los asistentes podían armar. Foto cortesía de San Martín de los Campos.En el ínterin, San Martín de los Campos se ha centrado en la educación e inscripción de los votantes.“Sabemos cuan importante es votar, particularmente este año”, dijo Duncan, diácona de San Martín. Su iglesia se ha asociado con un grupo llamado POWER, una coalición interreligiosa de más de 50 congregaciones centrada en la organización comunitaria de la zona suroriental y central de Pensilvania.Los organizadores de POWER dirigieron un foro en San Martín de los Campos en julio, y alrededor de 40 feligreses asistieron para aprender más acerca de las iniciativas para la movilización de electores, explicó Duncan. Un entrenamiento está programado para el 26 de agosto para coincidir con el evento inaugural de una campaña para la educación de los votantes.Otros ejemplos de la participación episcopal pueden encontrarse a través el país. La iglesia episcopal del Buen Samaritano  [Good Samaritan] en San Diego, California, auspiciará a la Liga de Electoras [League of Women Voters] el 29 de septiembre para una presentación acerca de las proposiciones estatales. La Fundación Episcopal de la Salud de la Diócesis de Texas se asoció en 2016 con Mi Familia Vota para inscribir a votantes hispanos, y empeños semejantes tienen lugar en el área metropolitana de Houston y en Atlanta para este ciclo electoral.“Los votos de las personas son realmente importantes”, dijo Soyini Coke, miembro de la iglesia episcopal de la Santa Cruz [Holy Cross Episcopal Church] en Decatur, que coordina los esfuerzos de inscripción de votantes de la congregación en el área metropolitana de Atlanta.Soyini Coke, a la derecha, preparó un taller de adiestramiento para la movilización de votantes en la iglesia episcopal de la Santa Cruz, en Decatur, Georgia, que tuvo lugar el 4 de agosto bajo la dirección de los organizadores del Proyecto Nueva Georgia, Carey C.J. Jenkins entre ellos. Foto de Dennis Patterson Jr.Coke admitió que ella era una de esos ciudadanos que nunca votaba en las elecciones y que se había desinteresado del proceso político —hasta la elección presidencial de 2016. Ella se sintió decepcionada por los resultados, pero se comprometió a convertir su cólera en acción.“No basta con quejarse”, dijo, de manera que ella y otros 20 feligreses se reunieron en la Santa Cruz el 4 de agosto para un [taller de] adiestramiento en la inscripción de votantes seguido por la [iniciativa] de ponerse en contacto directo con los votantes. Algunos se dividieron en equipos de a dos para llamar a las puertas, orientando a votantes no inscritos a través del proceso de inscripción. Otros se quedaron en la iglesia para llamar a votantes potenciales  de listas facilitadas por el Proyecto Nueva Georgia.Durante varios años, el proyecto no partidario ha estado inscribiendo a georgianos para que voten con un objetivo de plena participación de todos los que tienen derecho al voto y pudo identificar a 400 residentes no inscritos en un radio de 3 kilómetros de la Santa Cruz, contó Coke. La campaña de inscripción del 4 de agosto generó 396 llamadas por teléfono, 97 contactos con votantes y siete nuevas inscripciones de votantes.Eso es sólo el comienzo. La Santa Cruz espera organizar campañas semejantes en los meses previos a las elecciones de noviembre, dijo Coke. Esta es una iglesia de mayoría negra y tal activismo tiene profundas raíces en la tradición de la Iglesia negra, afirmó ella.“Es muy natural allí” dijo. “Si vas a hablar de activismo en la comunidad negra, la iglesia es el centro de eso y siempre lo ha sido”.– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él en at [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopales se empeñan a fondo en la movilización de votantes locales con vistas a las elecciones de noviembre Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

Ireland Women upset New Zealand on Day Two of Women’s Rugby World Cup

first_imgWednesday Aug 6, 2014 Ireland Women upset New Zealand on Day Two of Women’s Rugby World Cup Ireland’s women caused a huge upset when they did what their male counterparts have never done, beating New Zealand 17-14 in a dramatic Test in Paris. The Black Ferns lost for the first time in the Women’s Rugby World Cup since 1991. Alison Miller and Heather O’Brien scored tries for Ireland, on day two of the tournament that produced more top quality rugby. England, Canada, USA, Australia and France also picked up wins.The final round of pool play takes place on this coming Saturday, 9 August, where the semi-finalists will be decided based on those last few results.You can view official highlights from all the matches right here on page two of this post    ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Apartment Building in Chailly / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Arc…

first_imgArchDaily Apartment Building in Chailly / Personeni Raffaele Schärer ArchitectsSave this projectSaveApartment Building in Chailly / Personeni Raffaele Schärer ArchitectsSave this picture!© Tonatiuh AmbrosettiApartments•Lausanne, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/352069/apartment-building-in-chailly-personeni-raffaele-sch-rer-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/352069/apartment-building-in-chailly-personeni-raffaele-sch-rer-architects Clipboard Apartment Building in Chailly / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects Photographs Year:  2012 “COPY” Architects: Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year: center_img 2012 Area:  600 m² Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Tonatiuh AmbrosettiPhotographs:  Tonatiuh Ambrosetti+ 23 Share Apartments “COPY” CopySave this picture!© Tonatiuh AmbrosettiText description provided by the architects. This building participates to the densification of the northern neighborhoods of Lausanne. Its tectonic derives from the site’s shape and a strict compliance with the building code. It addresses the various conditions around it: the street facing elevation underlines the gentle curve of Temple Avenue while the opposite one follows the waving course of the river Vuachere lined by trees. It is simply organized on three levels. Each apartment has a unique open layout extending out with its own private exterior space (garden, balcony and terrace). Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFletcher Hotel / Benthem Crouwel ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse in Muko / FujiwaraMuro ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Av. du Temple 41 1012 LausanneLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Switzerland CopyAbout this officePersoneni Raffaele Schärer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLausanneHousingSwitzerlandPublished on March 29, 2013Cite: “Apartment Building in Chailly / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects” 29 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Balmain Houses / Benn & Penna Architects

first_img Projects photographs:  Katherine Lu, Tom FergusonPhotographs:  Katherine Lu , Tom Ferguson + 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/472619/balmain-houses-benn-at-benn-and-penna-architects Clipboard Australia Year:  Balmain Houses / Benn & Penna ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBalmain Houses / Benn & Penna ArchitectsSave this picture!© Katherine LuHouses•Balmain, Australia ArchDaily Area:  132 m² Area:  132 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2013 Balmain Houses / Benn & Penna Architectscenter_img 2013 Architects: Benn & Penna Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/472619/balmain-houses-benn-at-benn-and-penna-architects Clipboard Year:  “COPY” CopyInterior Design:Alice PennaEngineer:Thomas Benn @ BG & ELighting Design:Simon AppsCity:BalmainCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom FergusonText description provided by the architects. The project involves significant alterations and additions to two existing Victorian-era workers cottages in the inner Sydney suburb of Balmain, Australia. Each of the properties are owned by different generations of the same family and our response investigated the interconnectedness and independence of each of these families.Save this picture!© Katherine LuArchitecturally the buildings are developed as a sequence of carefully unfolding scenes – much like miniaturised landscapes of traditional Chinese gardens. Throughout spaces are organised into a series of bending and tilting movements that carefully control privacy whilst remaining interconnected. A sense of continuity between spaces is further developed by a gradually evolving palette of materials that alternates the uses of timber and brick. The result is a highly animated and adaptive range of experiences; from quite contemplative spaces to festive communal spaces, all contained within a singular ‘home-body’ that is capable of supporting the modern day complexities of a large family.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonThe importance of this development is that it achieves both an independence and interconnection between neighbouring properties, which as the number of shared households continue to decline whilst our cities continue to densify, is a relationship that will become increasingly important to achieve.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTourist Centre on Klekovaca Mountain International CompetitionArticlesSnøhetta Unveils Version 3.0 of San Francisco’s Golden State Warriors’ StadiumUnbuilt Project Share Houses CopyAbout this officeBenn & Penna ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBalmainHousesAustraliaPublished on February 03, 2014Cite: “Balmain Houses / Benn & Penna Architects” 03 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Philly marches for ‘¡Justicia por Vanessa!’

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Over 100 people, predominantly Mexican-American and young, marched in Philadelphia on July 12 to demand justice for Pfc. Vanessa Guillén. The protest was organized by JUNTOS and Lazos America Unida.Participants carried “Justicia por Vanessa” signs and large photos of the young soldier who was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. She disappeared after telling friends and family she was being sexually harassed and threatened within the military system. Speakers demanded justice from the higher-ups commanding the Army.Guillén disappeared in April, evidently killed at that time, but her body was not found on the Fort Hood installation until June 30. The remains of another soldier, Pvt. Gregory Wedel-Morales, were also found there in late June. Both the Guillén and Wedel-Morales families charge Army and local officials with not searching for their missing loved ones with urgency and empathy.Protesters also carried Black Lives Matter signs, photos of Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells — a transwoman brutally murdered in Philadelphia on June 8 — and photos of Breonna Taylor, killed by police in Louisville, Ky., on March 13 when they invaded her home without a warrant. As in Texas, Kentucky officials delayed waging a serious investigation until family and community pressure forced them to do so.As the march passed by a large encampment of houseless people, speakers stopped to express solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and those struggling to obtain decent housing, especially during the current pandemic.— Report and photo by Joe Piettelast_img read more

Providing water is a U.S. crime for migrants and allies

first_imgNot only does Trump continue to carry out a vile anti-immigrant diatribe almost daily, agents from Immigration and Custom Enforcement carried out an ominous SWAT attack in Arizona recently. And in New York City, ICE agents are arresting immigrants by pretending to be NYC police.No More Deaths volunteers have distributed water along desert migrant paths since 2013.Dying of thirst acceptable in the US On Oct. 5, the U.S. Border Patrol raided the No More Deaths camp in Arizona near the U.S./Mexico border. This humanitarian organization, a vital lifesaving group of heroic individuals, reported from the camp that ICE agents captured 12 immigrants and detained seven volunteers. No More Deaths characterized the arrests and detentions as “a pattern of criminalization.”This was the second raid at the group’s camp since this summer. According to the Washington Post, No More Deaths “is a faith-based group formed in 2004 in response to a large number of migrants who were dying while attempting to cross the brutal Sonoran Desert.” (Oct. 6)A No More Deaths press release stated: “After sunset on Oct. 5, U.S. Border Patrol entered . . . Byrd Camp with a federal warrant. Volunteers were held for 3 hours while people receiving medical care, food, water and shelter from the 100+ degree heat were detained.”According to the organization, the state invasion was “a massive show of armed force” as BORTAC (Border Patrol Tactical Unit) “descended on the camp with an armored tank, ATVs, a helicopter and many marked and unmarked vehicles. Agents armed with assault rifles chased and terrorized those [who] were receiving care.” In addition, they broke windows and doors and destroyed essential infrastructure and supplies.The press release continued: “This criminalization of the humanitarian aid and medical care we provide is only a furtherance of the agency’s deadly policies. Border Patrol detains people in unsafe and deadly facilities where medical neglect is rampant and human rights abuses are well documented.”To send messages of solidarity or a much-needed monetary donation, please visit: nomoredeaths.orgICE and police, one and the sameNew Yorkers have every reason to be intimidated and leery of the New York police, after the infamous “stop and frisk” debacle that targeted Black and Brown communities and the tragic murder in 2014 of Eric Garner, whose cry “I can’t breathe” generated mass protest.So when police come to the door searching for someone, and the cops turn out to be ICE agents, you can rest assured the community will resist.That is why advocates and city officials gathered with immigrant families on Oct. 10 to denounce reports of “deceptive practices by ICE officers to detain and deport people.” According to City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez, one of the rally’s organizers, the community was calling for the release of Fernando Santos-Martinez, seized by ICE officers claiming to be NYPD officers from the 34th Precinct.According to Rodriguez, ICE showed up in plain clothes at the family’s apartment and repeatedly tried to get inside while identifying themselves as police. Not letting the family’s resistance stop them, ICE agents then tried to intimidate the building superintendent into getting Santos-Martinez’s spouse, Maria, to open the door, The ICE agents said they needed to speak with Santos-Martinez “about a prior incident,” so the spouse “unknowingly gave them his phone number,” Rodriguez said.NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio reportedly said on Friday that he had “asked ICE to order its agents to not state or imply they represent the NYPD.” But both the NYPD and ICE cops are rogue agents protecting a capitalist state. And they will do what they want to do to and put in action their white supremacist beliefs, not do what de Blasio orders. The police and ICE have shown over and over they are politically aligned with the Trump administration’s vile racist policies. In fact, the NYPD, through its “Police Benevolent Association” propaganda unit, came out in August in a historic first to endorse Trump for another term as president.As ICE prevents migrants from obtaining water in the desert with armored tanks — and as police and ICE join forces more and more — it is past time for the movement to abolish the police and ICE once and for all. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Australian public channel website ABC blocked in China

first_img News to go further Organisation Australian public channel ABC complained on Monday about the recent blocking of its website in China. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces the increasing censorship of foreign media in China. June 2, 2021 Find out more PHOTO: ABC / POWER AND INFLUENCE: THE HARD EDGE OF CHINA’S SOFT POWER Receive email alerts RSF_en News Access to the website and mobile applications of Australian public channel ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) has been cut off in China for ten days, said the board of the group on Monday, September 3rd.The Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, which is controlled by Chinese President Xi Jinping, confirmed that it has classified ABC as a media “damaging [China’s] national pride” that should be banned.ABC’s critical coverage of China, especially its publication of a 2017 report denouncing the growing influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Australia, appears to have triggered Beijing’s recent shutdown of the Australian channel.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces China’s increasing censorship of foreign media. “Given the Chinese government’s stranglehold on the media, foreign websites such as ABC are the only platforms providing independent information to Chinese citizens,” reminds Cedric Alviani, director of the RSF East-Asia bureau. “By adding ABC to its blacklist, which already counts more than 8,000 domain names, Beijing again demonstrates its commitment to keep Chinese citizens in ignorance.”According to official sources, over two million people are involved in China’s censorship and internet surveillance effort. Its “Great Digital Wall” keeps 800 million Chinese netizens away from countless foreign news websites, including Wikipedia, the New York Times, BBC and Bloomberg News.China stays at the bottom of the 2018 RSF World Press Freedom Index (176th out of 180 countries). June 7, 2021 Find out more September 5, 2018 – Updated on September 10, 2018 Australian public channel website ABC blocked in Chinacenter_img Follow the news on Asia – Pacific ChinaAustraliaAsia – Pacific InternetFreedom of expression Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists ChinaAustraliaAsia – Pacific InternetFreedom of expression News Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Newslast_img read more

SCAM ALERT: HSE warn of bogus calls following cyber attack

first_imgRoisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick LimerickNewsSCAM ALERT: HSE warn of bogus calls following cyber attackBy Meghann Scully – May 18, 2021 584 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Background photo created by jcomp – www.freepik.comTHE HSE have warned the public not to engage in bogus calls claiming to be them.This comes as a cyber attack took place on the HSE system late last week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up An Irish number is calling people with an automated voice message claiming to be from the Department of Social Protection.#ScamAlert @HSELive confirms they are NOT sending out automated voice calls to patients.These calls are a scam, do not engage. @VirginMediaNews— Zara King (@ZaraKing) May 18, 2021 WhatsApp TAGSHSEKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleAttempted Catalytic Convertor Theft – Three Arrests and Two Cars SeizedNext articleUpdated Statement UL Hospitals Group Cyber Attack and Cancellations Meghann Scully Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedinlast_img read more