Cheap shares: 1 tech stock I think can double my money!

first_img Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in Zoom Video Communications. The Motley Fool UK has recommended LoopUp Group. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Cheap shares: 1 tech stock I think can double my money! Zaven Boyrazian | Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 | More on: LOOP Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Cheap shares are hard to come by, but this tech stock is looking like a bargain to me. Why is that? Well, it’s all about the changing world we live in.The pandemic has created a semi-permanent shift in the average working lifestyle. Due to safety concerns, many employees are now working from home. Yes, the announcement of multiple vaccines means the pandemic may be over soon. However, an estimated 25%-30% of people will continue working from home even after Covid-19 becomes a chapter in the history books.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…That actually makes a lot of sense from a business point of view. Many employees can do their job as effectively from home. In that case, there’s no need to spend money renting costly offices.Video conferencing tech stocks in the pandemicTech stocks like Zoom Video Communications have flourished under current market conditions. The sudden need for remote working solutions resulted in a mass migration to such platforms, allowing the company to grow extra fast.Zoom’s share price has risen by over 440% since the start of the year. Needless to say, it has been an excellent year for existing shareholders. But with such rapid growth, comes an absurdly high valuation. The P/E ratio is currently over 300. To put that in perspective, the historical market average P/E ratio is around 15.But Zoom isn’t the only player in the space, and that’s where the cheap shares of LoopUp Group (LSE:LOOP) come in.Much like Zoom, LoopUp offers a video conferencing platform to businesses. Unlike Zoom though, the firm is specifically targeting the professional services (PS) market. This includes the legal, financial, and client-led business sectors. The market niche is undoubtedly smaller than the overall mass market. But, as a result, it’s facing far fewer direct competitors.What’s going on with the share price?I’ve previously discussed how I think LoopUp can succeed in this market space. Since that article, the shares haven’t done very well, falling by nearly 55%.The catalyst behind this decline is a trading update in which earnings guidance was lowered for the year. As previously mentioned, the business primarily focuses on the PS market. But it does still offer some legacy products for the mass market, despite transitioning out of that segment.Covid-19 boosted the demand for these legacy products. Unfortunately, they’re very similar to what Zoom offers at a lower price. Thus, in an attempt to retain customers, LoopUp had to lower its fees, and with it, earnings expectations declined.Are they cheap shares or a value trap?The legacy product problem is a little concerning. It demonstrates the lack of pricing power the firm has over the mass market. Furthermore, I think this also may have further contributed to the rapid decline in the share price.However, don’t forget that the core focus of LoopUp is not the mass consumer market. A closer look at the results showed some rather superb performances elsewhere. Total PS-based minute volumes were up 43%, with a 56% increase in average minutes-per-user.Overall, the tech stock is expecting 18% growth in total revenue and 134% in underlying profits for 2020. Based on these figures, the shares look incredibly cheap to me at a forecast P/E ratio of around 3. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Leicester and England scrum-half Ben Youngs

first_imgThis article originally appeared in the December 2020 edition 0f Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Chocolate. What bar depends what mood I’m in. If I’m filling the car up at a petrol station and you’re telling me I have to choose one, I’d go Snickers.If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Reading people’s minds. Whose would I read first? Maybe my dog’s. I’ve got a 14-week-old pup and he’s doing nothing we ask as we try to train him, so that would be interesting.So my dog to start with, then everyone else – my wife, kids… I’d soon find out if people liked me or not. I’m not sure I’d want to know what the coaches think!If your house was on fire, what would you save (people and pets are safe)? My wedding photos… can you send this interview to my wife?What would be your Mastermind specialist subject? Movies. I do really enjoy films but I’d struggle to say which one was my favourite. Thrillers and crime films are the type I like.Who would be your three dream dinner party guests? Tom Croft and me. We don’t need anyone else.What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? The only people’s opinions that matter are from those dearest to you. Except Tom Croft.Tom’s getting a fair bit of stick here… Crofty and I lived together for a few years and we’re great friends. He’d be doing the same to me if he could but he’s retired – his body’s given up and he’s old – so he can’t get his own back.Got any surprising hidden talents?I’ve never lost a game of Cluedo. I will challenge anybody.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? To take my Cluedo skills into the real world and become a detective.How’d you like to be remembered? As somebody my team-mates wanted to play with. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Downtime with… Leicester and England scrum-half Ben YoungsWhat’s the funniest thing you’ve heard on the pitch? I’m not sure I can tell the story but all I will say is that it involved Matt Smith and Stephen Jones! There was quite a bit more talk on the field when I started playing because they didn’t have ref mics back then.Got any nicknames? Lenny. I wish I had a story for it but I’m the youngest of 28 first cousins and we all have the same sort of nickname – Benny became Lenny and it stuck. Everyone calls me that now.Who are the jokers in the Leicester squad? Everyone knows how to have a laugh but the two scheming something all the time are definitely (Ellis) Gengey and Nemani (Nadolo). They’re always in good spirits and fun to be around.With England, there’s been a few. Hask (James Haskell) was always very amusing, and Joe Marler. And there are always simple pranks. On tour in South Africa or Australia, a rubber snake will be put in someone’s bag. It’s simple but highly effective for team morale.Do you have any phobias? None that really keep me up at night. But I’m not sure I would want to have a snake land on me or a shark pop up next to me in the ocean.What really annoys you? Playing golf against George Ford, because he’s annoyingly good!Do you have any superstitions? None! Once you have one, you will never stop adding them…Your most embarrassing moment? When Tom Croft was halfway through his best man speech at my wedding… I am not saying anymore.Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with? Tom Hanks, he seems like such a good bloke. I have so many questions for him. Who was his favourite character to play? Which character fascinated him most? If he could have had the lead role in any other movie, what would it be?If you could be one team-mate, who would it be? Nemani, to see how fun it would be to be that big!What’s the silliest thing you’ve ever bought?Buying into a coffee business with Tom Croft. It’s at the stadium, Welford Road, but with Covid and no crowds it’s fizzled out. At some point Crofty will probably have another ‘eureka moment’.What’s your guilty pleasure? center_img Centurion: Ben Youngs with the Six Nations trophy and his ‘gold cap’ after his 100th Test (Getty Images) The Test centurion talks close mates and fake snakeslast_img read more

Church without walls uses food truck to drive home Christian…

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Poverty & Hunger November 27, 2017 at 5:34 pm How about a National Conference on feeding ministries in Episoapl Churches where some walls are actually crumbling down Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Ann Fontaine says: Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Martha Blacklock says: Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT November 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm Really good news. Thanks for spreading it. Steele isn’t the only Episcopal priest enlisting a food truck to disseminate meals and a gospel message, nor is he alone in the church planting trend of holding spiritual gatherings outside of traditional church spaces. But his work is receiving national attention partly for his deliberate blend of outreach and Episcopal traditions, preferring not to minimize sacramental connections.“There’s something to do with how we eat and who we eat with that says something about how we relate to God above,” Steele said, adding that references to food permeate the gospels.He cited Matthew 25, in which Jesus said those who care for the needy will inherit the kingdom of the God. Jesus’ list of those in need is expansive – strangers, prisoners, the sick, the naked – and it starts with those who hunger and thirst: “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.”The idea behind St. Isidore’s is to go beyond giving food to the hungry. Steele and other staff members and volunteers are deliberate about creating communion at the same time.“It’s really our idea not to just pop in and get people fed and leave again,” said Molly Carr, the full-time food truck missioner at St. Isidore’s. “Ours is really about community, about building relationship around the table, and that is how we think Jesus built relationships. We’re kind of following that lead.”St. Isidore’s food truck missioner Molly Carr shows off the Abundant Harvest truck, which is the focal point of many of the church’s ministries. Photo: Abundant HarvestPart of her role resembles that of a food pantry coordinator, as she collects excess groceries donated by stores in the suburban Houston area to repackage for distribution through the food truck. That process becomes an opportunity to bring together another one of St. Isidore’s communities: the volunteers who gather twice a week to help sort the food while also enjoying fellowship, Christian renewal and the meals that they bring back to their families at home.In this, as in each of St. Isidore’s communities, Steele said the goal is to create a sacred space that maintains sacramental Christianity without depending on a church building.“I love churches,” Steele said. “I’m just not entirely sure we need to build many more of them.”Searching for the church economySteele, born in Omaha, Nebraska, spent most of his childhood in California, where he described his spiritual upbringing as “culturally Irish Roman Catholic.” His family moved to Houston when he was 16. He didn’t initially hear a call to ordained ministry, going to college instead to study finance and accounting.That training helped him land a job at Enron, at a time when the Houston-based energy company was one of the largest in the world – but also shortly before it would collapse into bankruptcy in 2001.Suddenly out of a job, “I had a sort of moment of clarity where I realized that’s not the direction I wanted to take my life,” he said. Instead, he went back to school and got a master’s degree in Roman Catholic systematic theology.A fellow student in his program was an Episcopalian and introduced Steele to the Episcopal Church. From that experience, Steele embarked in 2006 on a six-year journey to ordination, first as an Episcopal deacon in 2012 and as a priest in 2013 after graduating from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.Trinity Episcopal in The Woodlands was his first church, where he served his curacy. In conversations with Trinity’s rector, the Rev. Gerald Sevick, Steele already had ideas for starting a church plant, and Steele said Sevick encouraged that thinking, as did Diocese of Texas Bishop Andy Doyle.As Steele took on the role of associate rector at Trinity, Sevick gave him a few hours each week starting in early 2015 in which he was free to dream big, get creative, conduct research and search for the answer to what it means to be church in the 21st century.By October 2015, he had a plan for St. Isidore’s as a church plant of Trinity Episcopal, with fundraising underway and an initial goal of purchasing a food truck. Named for the patron saint of peasant laborers, St. Isidore’s started with one community of eight adults and five children, including Steele’s own family, that met in a house.Since then, it has grown to include groups that meet at restaurants, taverns, a boxing gym and spoken-word poetry events. Its monthly “laundry love” events at a local laundromat pay for hundreds of loads of laundry, but they don’t end there – Mass is held inside the laundromat in English and Spanish, and worshipers also are offered social service assistance, from flu shots to haircuts.And, of course, food is served. The laundromat is one of the many regular stops on the Abundant Harvest truck’s monthly route, which includes meals at a low-income apartment complex.“We are a church that believes, at the heart, we are called to feed people,” Steele said. “So, we create environments where communion is built around the table.”Coffee, prayer and an abundant harvestThe community dinners offered at the apartment complex come with a prayer service. There’s always an extra seat at the table, Carr said, and volunteers are assigned specifically to engage the residents in conversations and make them feel welcome as they are eating their meals.“These are our neighbors we’re eating with, and they’re eating with their neighbors,” Carr said. “And when you can have a conversation over a meal that’s healthy and tastes good, physiologically, that’s going to make you feel better.”Steele talks of promoting a church economy that values things differently from American capitalist society. That church economy is on humble display every Monday and Thursday morning in the kitchen of Trinity Episcopal.At 6:45 a.m., about a half dozen people gather to help unload food deliveries and sort through bruised apples, rotten bananas and cracked eggs to repackage unspoiled items suitable for the families that the Abundant Harvest food truck serves.These volunteers also are some of the food truck’s clients, ranging from struggling college students to senior citizens to single parents, and they get to take a portion of the food home with them, a process of giving and receiving that sends ripples in all directions.“It’s really a very mellow and positive environment,” said Dulce Cueva Salas, a 33-year-old native of Costa Rica who is part of the crew of volunteers that helps sort food on Mondays. Carr also hired Cueva Salas part time this fall to help with some of the meal distribution, especially in Spanish-speaking neighborhoods. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Church without walls uses food truck to drive home Christian mission of feeding body, soul Food and Faith: Series focuses on church’s anti-hunger work Submit an Event Listing Ruth Campbell says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest November 27, 2017 at 5:39 pm crumbling down metaphorically by going into the communities with prayer and food I do know how to spell Episcopal in the previous comment.center_img Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Comments are closed. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL By David PaulsenPosted Nov 27, 2017 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Food and Faith, Ruth Campbell says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (4) Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET “The whole idea behind the food truck, behind Abundant Harvest, it just drives me,” Cueva Salas said. “It really calls me. I feel like I have a call.”New volunteers come and go, making friends along the way as they work their morning shifts. Some volunteers have in the past invited others over for dinner, enjoying the food they have received together and further extending the fellowship.The choice of the word “abundant” in the food truck ministry’s name was deliberate. God’s abundance is everywhere, Carr said, and not just in the food these families share. After bringing in the food, they pause each morning to have coffee and pray together. When the sorting begins, Carr puts on music in the background. Conversations bloom – not necessarily serious or profound, just people catching up on their lives, she said.The work and cleanup are usually done by 8 a.m. (or by 7:30 a.m. for Carr’s more-experienced Thursday crew), and the volunteers say their goodbyes and go on their way with their bags of food.“We’re trying to give people an amount of food that actually makes a difference,” Steele said.The food Cueva Salas takes home after volunteering Mondays mornings – bread, milk, cheese, eggs, meat and plenty of fruits and vegetables – makes a big difference for her family. Her husband is unemployed, and they have a 9-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter to feed.“It has been a blessing for us,” she said, and the work has been a personal blessing for her. “I love cooking. I love prepping food and giving it to people. I think the best times is when you are around people eating.”Not everyone who participates in one of St. Isidore’s communities comes to nurture a relationship with God, Steele said. When the food truck stops at the laundromat, some visitors pick up food and simply go home. That’s fine, too.“The goal is to bring about the kingdom of God,” Steele said. “And then I think that, of course, at the end of the day, we are called to feed people that are hungry and give them food. People are thirsty, we want to give them drink.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Volunteers with St. Isidore’s Episcopal Church’s Abundant Harvest food truck distribute free meals in early September as part of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in the Houston, Texas, area. Photo: Abundant Harvest[Episcopal News Service] It is hard to differentiate the feeding ministry from the work of spiritual enrichment underway at St. Isidore’s Episcopal Church. That difficulty is by design.St. Isidore’s is a church built without walls but with a set of wheels that allows it to bring faith and food to several small communities of worshippers north of Houston, Texas. Some meet at a Taco Bell or a Panera Bread, others at a laundromat. Central to the mission is the Abundant Harvest food truck, which serves as a focal point for developing Christian relationships while alleviating both physical and spiritual hunger.“I think people need to be nourished body, mind and soul,” said the Rev. Sean Steele, who started St. Isidore’s in 2015 as a church plant through Trinity Episcopal Church in The Woodlands, Texas. It now supports eight distinct faith communities totaling about 80 people, as well as its Abundant Harvest ministries. “Feeding and eating is a huge part of everything we do.”Episcopal News Service caught up with him by phone to conclude its “Food and Faith” series on the range of efforts within the Episcopal Church to fight hunger.The Rev. Sean Steele leads a September gathering of the Warrior Church, a community of St. Isidore’s Episcopal Church that meets for fellowship, worship and exercise at a fitness club in the Houston area. Photo: Warrior Church, via Facebook‘Food and Faith’Episcopal News Service’s five-part series focuses on anti-hunger efforts in the Episcopal Church, from food pantries to the church’s advocacy on government programs that fight hunger. All stories in the series are available here.St. Isidore’s growth over the past few months has been driven largely by the congregation’s relief efforts in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Steele estimates his parishioners and volunteers have served about 10,000 meals to people suddenly in need of food because they lost their homes in the late-August storm and subsequent flooding.“It has shown us what we are capable of,” Steele said. And although the urgent need for hurricane relief has thankfully decreased, the feeding ministry has maintained its momentum. Donations have increased. Its volunteer list has more than tripled. St. Isidore’s likely will serve 750 meals or more each week through the end of the year. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

Protest in Indonesia hits U.S. attack on immigrants

first_imgIndonesian workers say, ‘Capitalists make Americans poor and jobless, not Muslims and immigrants.’The following edited excerpt is from a Feb. 6 press release by the Indonesian Front of People’s Struggle (Front Perjuangan Rakyat — FPR).U.S. President Donald Trump has issued an executive order prohibiting the entry of citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries to the United States for 90 days, and suspending admission of refugees. The decision clearly hurts the long-suffering people of Muslim-majority countries, which bear the stamp of “terrorism.”Earlier, Trump issued a decree regarding the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall at a cost of more than $8 billion. The construction is a continuation of the Border Security Act of 2006, which was supported by [President Barack] Obama and [Senator] Hillary Clinton. Trump wants to proceed more intensively and is threatening people who offer protection to undocumented workers and refugees.Trump’s immigration policy criminalizes immigration and scapegoats refugees, immigrants and Muslims. In fact, the U.S. is the main source of the crises of war and aggression, poverty, unemployment and refugees. Refugees and immigrants are the victims of aggression and plunder by the U.S.-led imperialists, and destabilization and neoliberal economic policies of both Democratic and Republican U.S. governments. It is the root of the global refugee crisis and forced migration.The Trump regime is supported by entrepreneurs of the world oil monopoly, which earned huge profits from invasion during the George H.W. Bush regime. Trump is continuing the anti-Islamic panic and the War on Terror championed by the U.S. during the Bush administration since the events of 9/11.The seven countries banned entry to the U.S. have been vandalized and bombed by the U.S. to master those countries’ natural resources. The attack recently carried out in Yemen is part of a U.S. scheme to take control of Yemen.Trump, along with a handful of the elite and the giant corporations, is trying to divert popular anger in the U.S. to Muslims, Mexico and immigrants. It is a way of creating multiple benefits for elites and corporations on the shoulders of the working class and the exploited and oppressed people all over the world.In Indonesia, Trump has a resort and amusement park in Tanah Lot Bali and Lido, West Java. Naturally, Trump will build on community land. His policy will speed up the expropriation of land in Indonesia and other semicolonial countries trying to save themselves from the crisis in monopoly capitalism.The Front of People’s Struggle (FPR), which consists of anti-imperialist, democratic mass organizations and is a member of the International League of People’s Struggle Indonesia chapter, conveys this statement:We condemn the immigration policies of the U.S. imperialist government under Donald Trump, and demand:Exempt the citizens of the seven countries that are still detained by U.S. immigration and give them permits to visit, study and go back to school and work. Give refugees the right to live and be protected.Revoke the Executive Decree, which discriminates and promotes anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment. Revoke immediately the development of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Stop all forms of criminalization of refugees and immigrants conducted by the U.S. government.Reject all forms of U.S. imperialist intervention and war aggression. The imperialists evoke anti-Muslim sentiment to grab these countries’ natural wealth and to completely dominate politically, economically, culturally and militarily.We demand that the Jokowi government [of Indonesian President Joko Widodo] provide protection for Indonesian citizens who live in the U.S. but are threatened by the discriminatory policies of Donald Trump. The Jokowi administration must also provide protection for Indonesian migrant workers in various countries, most of whom work to improve their livelihood amid a worsening chronic crisis in Indonesia.FPR calls for all Indonesian people from various ethnic groups, races, and religions and all people of the exploited and oppressed workers, peasants, semi-proletariat, intellectuals, professionals and others to:Unite and give solidarity to Muslim and immigrant brothers and sisters who face the policies of the U.S. imperialists.Fight against all schemes and U.S. imperialist policies to grab and plunder the nation’s sovereignty through intervention and wars of aggression.Oppose all policies of the Jokowi-JK government that implement U.S. neoliberal schemes that attempt to dominate the homeland of Indonesia.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

St. Edmunds Episcopal Church: Making Faith: A Lenten Class

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff The attainment of a world view ought to be, Episcopalians believe, an active rather than a passive process. We are to participate in Making Faith, that we might live honorably, worship fully, and serve well.A young parishioner, scientist, and doctoral student at Cal Tech, Jim Fakonas, together with the Rector, strive with class participants to articulate a uniquely Christian perspective on human flourishing.February 26th: The Quest for Understanding: Religion, Science, & ReflectionMarch 4th: Belonging: Family, Tribe, Nation & the Vision of the ChurchMarch 11th: Vocation: Work, Creativity & MeaningMarch 18th: Persistent Questions: Freedom, Choice & Divine PresenceMarch 25th: The Task of Making FaithParticipants are asked to read “Tokens of Trust” by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. A second, optional book may be read, called “Faith in the Living God” by John Polkinghorne and Michael Welker. Both books are available as E-Books, as well as in softback or hardback form. Sign up in the Narthex or with Parish Secretary Isabel Roa at [email protected] Edmunds Episcopal Church, 1175 San Gabriel Blvd., San Marino, (626)-793-9167 or visit www.saintedmunds.org. Subscribe Top of the News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeauty Faith & Religion News St. Edmunds Episcopal Church: Making Faith: A Lenten Class Published on Monday, February 13, 2012 | 8:59 pmcenter_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Hillsides Children Experience a Series of First this Holiday Season

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For the first time in many of their lives, they saw snow, made gingerbread houses and other holiday crafts, attended a live play, visited with Santa, and enjoyed holiday parties.“During the holidays, most children go on vacations in the show, eat goodies at holiday parties, make crafts, and see holiday shows. However, for the children Hillsides serves, many of whom are in the foster care system, they have never had these experiences before until this year,” said Hillsides director of community resources, Laura Kelso. “December 2014 held a special meaning for all of the children at Hillsides due to the generosity of the many organizations and companies who made sure the children had an unforgettable holiday.”The holidays kicked off early for the children of Hillsides on December 3 with a cottage decorating party hosted by a local teaching organization, Delta Upsilon. Next, on December 10, the Los Angeles firm Verifi threw a winter carnival for the children. The company hauled in 15 tons of snow to create a sledding hill. It also provided the children with a petting zoo, obstacle course, numerous other games, and also gifted mp3 players, Legos, and Target gift cards to each of the children.On December 12, Maranatha High School in Pasadena threw its annual holiday show for the children. On December 13, the group repertory company at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood performed a magic/comedy show for the youth. On the same day, La Salle High School in Pasadena treated other children living at Hillsides to a holiday party that included lunch, a visit from Santa, and face-painting. On December 14, volunteers from St. Philip’s Episcopal Church did a holiday activity with the children.On December 16, Panda Cares, the philanthropy arm of the Rosemead, CA-headquartered Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. visited Hillsides. Panda staff organized a magic show for the children, and then treated them to a dinner of Panda Express food. A life-sized Panda mingled with the children. Then on December 17, The Southern California Gas Co. held a beautifully decorated holiday party in Hillsides’ recreation center. The children enjoyed making gingerbread men, eating delicious baked goods, and playing carnival games. Each child also received a gift bag and a special present.On Dec 20th the children were treated to lunch and the classic “A Christmas Carol” at A Noise Within Theatre in Pasadena, compliments of the Bolton Foundation in Pasadena. Then on December 21, several local motorcycle groups, including the Raza Riders, Silent Riders, and Silent Natives drove through campus bearing gifts. Actor Robert Patrick also visited campus with members of the Boozefighters MC Chapter 101 motorcycle club, dropping off bicycles for the children.“We cannot possibly thank all of these groups and companies enough for making this an incredible holiday season for the children,” said Hillsides chief executive officer, Joseph M. Costa. “For many of these children, the holidays are traumatic because they are separated from their families. These holiday events help the children know someone cares about them, and have helped turn a time of loss into a time of happiness and thankfulness.”Hillsides, founded 101 years ago in 1913 and headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families throughout Los Angeles County. For more information on holiday giving or on Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Rep. Chu Welcomes Visit and Address by Pope Francis

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Government Rep. Chu Welcomes Visit and Address by Pope Francis Published on Thursday, September 24, 2015 | 11:04 am Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Today, His Holiness Pope Francis addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress as part of a six-day tour to the United States – the first time Pope Francis has visited the country. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who attended his address, released the following statement:Pope Francis delivered a clear and uplifting message—one of peace, responsibility, and commonality. He urged the nation’s political leaders to seek and embrace solutions to many of the most critical issues we face as a global community, like poverty and climate change. Above all, the Pope’s message was one of compassion and humanity to all, especially the most vulnerable among us. As he said today, ‘The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us.’“Perhaps most central in his remarks, is the need to treat immigrants with dignity and respect. Having the opportunity to meet with refugees in our nation’s family detention facilities and witnesses the horrible conditions, I can agree that this is not the right way to treat those who seek protection in our country. We, who come from immigrants ourselves, must treat with humanity today’s immigrants who also seek a better future for themselves and their families.“And I was particularly moved by Pope Francis’ call to address the realities of climate change. I agree that we must be effective stewards of the environment – an imperative that should ring true regardless of one’s faith. It’s our duty to future generations that we leave our planet better than the one that we have inherited, and as the Pope pointed out, it is well within our abilities to do so.” 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News More Cool Stuffcenter_img HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Homes for elderly planned for King John’s Castle car park

first_imgEmail RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months TAGSHousinglimeirck city and countyNews Previous articlePhotos: Thousands support Limerick’s celebration of World PrideNext articleLimerick remembers fallen heroes Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsHousingHomes for elderly planned for King John’s Castle car parkBy Bernie English – July 18, 2019 669 WhatsApp Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Advertisementcenter_img PLANS have been lodged to build 27 houses for older people on a site which is currently in use as a car-park for visitors to King John’s Castle.Limerick City and County Council have lodged a planning notice for the homes at the site defined by Castle Street, Island Gate, Old Dominick Street and Church Street known as the Orchard Site, Kings Island, Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The proposed development will consist of six one bed and 14  two-bed apartments in buildings varying in height from one to three storeys organised around a central garden and new pedestrian route.There will also be works adjacent to the City Wall, a recorded archaeological monument and protected structure, and landscaping and works to existing boundary walls.Also included are plans for three one-bed and four two-bed apartments in buildings varying in height from 1-2 storeys including modifications and re-paving of a section of Old Dominick Street.The design includes space for ten cars to park as well as new car and pedestrian access, landscaping and public and private amenity spaces.Limerick City and County Council has carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Report and has determined that there is no likelihood of significant effects on the environment.But members of the public still have a few days – one month from the lodging of the notice on June 20 – to apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination.Limerick City and County Council has also carried out an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report and determined that a full Appropriate Assessment is not required in respect of this proposed development.Submissions and observations in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made in writing to: Planning and Environmental Services Department, Limerick City and County Council Offices, Dooradoyle Road before 4 pm on Thursday, August 6.. Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Print Facebook Twitter Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

New Zealand’s virus success unleashes runaway housing prices

first_img Facebook New Zealand’s virus success unleashes runaway housing prices WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Previous articleBiden orders a review of US supply chains for vital goodsNext articleJoens leads Iowa State women past No. 18 West Virginia 85-68 Digital AIM Web Support FILE – In this May 8, 2019, file photo, New Zealand’s Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr speaks to the media in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand’s government on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, made the first of several promised moves to rein in skyrocketing house prices by ordering the nation’s Reserve Bank to consider the impact on housing when making decisions.center_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Local NewsBusinessWorld News WhatsApp TAGS  last_img read more

Homeowners Face Fewer Financial Hardships

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Homeowners Face Fewer Financial Hardships Homeowners Face Fewer Financial Hardships Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Krista Franks Brock Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Just How Much Credit Risk Are the GSEs Transferring? Next: Patrick McClain Named FirstClose CFO and COO Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Homeownership has long been referred to as the American Dream and is frequently touted as a wealth-building tool. Now, research links homeownership with lower rates of financial hardship.While it is unclear whether homeownership is a cause or effect of lower susceptibility to financial hardship, researchers at the Urban Institute determined an unequivocal link between homeownership and difficulty paying for basic needs.“Nearly half of renters report at least one material hardship in the past year, compared with just over one-third of homeowners, and renters consistently report higher rates of material hardship across all domains in our study,” stated Corianne Payton and Dulce Gonzalez in Homeowner and Renter Experiences of Material Hardship: Implications for the Safety Net.When breaking down various types of financial hardship, the researchers found the greatest discrepancy in food insecurity, which was experienced by 29.6 percent of renters and 19.2 percent of homeowners over a one-year period reported in a 2017 survey.While the discrepancy was smaller in other areas, it persisted across all categories covered in the survey. Among renters, 12.7 percent reported a partial or late rent payment over the past year, compared to 8.7 percent of homeowners reporting a partial or late mortgage payment. For utility bills, 16.6 percent of renters reported a partial bill payment in the past year, compared to 11.0 percent of homeowners.Nineteen percent of renters left a medical need unmet due to costs, and 19.8 percent experienced difficulty paying for medical bills. Homeowners fared a little better with 17.0 percent reporting leaving a medical need unmet due to costs and 16.9 percent reporting difficulty paying medical bills.Renters typically have less emergency savings, and they incur unexpected income declines more frequently than homeowners, according to the Urban Institute.Almost 28 percent of renters are unsure they could afford an unexpected expense of $400, compared to 18.4 percent of homeowners, even when controlling for demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic traits, according to the research.For renters earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, the share jumps to 50 percent who would struggle with a $400 expense. This compares to 38 percent of homeowners in the same income bracket.Eighteen percent of renters reported a significant or unexpected fall in their income over the past year, compared to 14 percent of homeowners.The report clarifies that homeownership does not signify a lack of financial hardship, and financial hardship varies, as one might expect, among homeowners of different income brackets.“This suggests that homeownership may not be enough to achieve financial security for people with the lowest incomes,” the researchers stated.However, the discrepancy between homeowners and renters is notable and persistent. Even when comparing only renters and homeowners for whom a $400 unexpected expense would be difficult, homeowners were more financially secure. Among this group of households with “low savings cushions,” 82.6 percent of renters reported at least one financial hardship over a one-year period compared to 75.5 percent of homeowners, according to the Urban Institute.The cause for this discrepancy is unclear for now.“Because the elements that shape financial security are numerous and interrelated, we cannot determine whether housing tenure choice is a product of financial security, or whether financial security drives housing tenure choice,” according to the Urban Institute. 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