Stock investing: how I’m using £500 of my monthly salary right now to make £100k

first_img Jonathan Smith | Friday, 8th January, 2021 jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Stock investing: how I’m using £500 of my monthly salary right now to make £100k £100,000 is a lot of money, enough to really change my life. It would pay off a large chunk of my mortgage, or allow me to finally upgrade my old car (with money left over for new golf clubs). In pursuit of this endeavour, I think a lot of people don’t realise that it’s an achievable amount of money to make via sensible stock investing. In other articles, I’ve laid out my strategy to make a million, which should take a couple of decades. For £100,000, this process can of course be faster with a regular monthly investment.Why stock investing?There are numerous different ways to use your monthly salary for money-making ideas. These include buying physical gold and holding it, to selling online, or investing in Bitcoin and other crypto assets. All of these ideas have merits, but I’d suggest playing to your strengths. For example, I don’t invest in cyrptocurrencies because I really don’t understand them enough and don’t think they offer intrinsic value. 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…So stock investing is a way I feel confident in using some of my salary to try and make money. Aside from my personal preference, stock investing historically has enabled people to generate good profits from just holding a FTSE 100 average portfolio. If you’d just bought a FTSE 100 tracker fund five years ago, you would have made 15% from the share price gains plus around 5% a year in dividend payouts. This is without any active decision-making on stock picking.A final reason why I prefer stock investing is that you can be very clear on your figures. If you just focus on dividend payouts, you know the dividend yield as soon as you buy a stock. So investing this way you can easily work out how much money you’ll be making each year.Running the numbers with £500Moving on from the concept of investing in stocks, how far does my monthly £500 go? Let’s assume the above performance from the past five years continues for the next 10 years (which I must point out might not be the case). This would give me a return of 30% from the share price, plus 50% from dividends. So an average of 8% per year. As I’m going to be active in my investing, I’ll be targeting high-growth stocks. Therefore, I’m going to add on an extra 3% per year return from my ‘active’ investment strategy. This gives me an average return of 11% per year, which over 10 years could grow my pot to over £100,000.You may think my added performance assumption is a little optimistic. I disagree. For example, I recently wrote a piece on Anglo-American and how the share price has performed very well. Over the same five-year period, the share price was up over 800%. I’m not saying that if I’d been active in stock investing I’d have put 100% into it, but it illustrates the point well. Research and quick thinking can easily add to a performance in excess of what a tracking product could offer. Image source: Getty Images 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. See all posts by Jonathan Smithcenter_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. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Royal Mail shares have soared 10% in 1 month. Here’s what I’m doing

first_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images I recently changed my mind about Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) shares. I’ve become bullish on the stock and after it’s trading update on Wednesday, I’d buy it in my portfolio.To me, the trading update was positive especially after it increased its full-year expectations. I reckon it’s worth taking another look at Royal Mail 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…Online shopping boomI don’t think it’s a surprise that Royal Mail has experienced a boom in parcel volumes. This has really been the driving force in the share price rally. Consumers turned online for Black Friday and Christmas shopping last year.But I think this is to be expected especially when the lockdown restrictions meant that shops were temporarily closed. And in many cases, it was difficult, due to government restrictions, to physically give gifts to members of family and friends in other households.Parcel volume has also overtaken letter volumes. Again, I don’t think there’s any surprise there. I reckon letters are in a long-term decline and Royal Mail is right to be focusing on its parcel business.Trading updateThere are a few things I think are notable about Royal Mail’s trading update. Growth in parcels remains strong. But I should stress the big upgrades in full-year revenue and operating profit.Royal Mail’s management now thinks full-year sales will rise £900m year-on-year compared to the previous £380m–£580m it expected. It also believes the operating profit to be £700m versus guidance of over £500m.To me these are huge upgrades, which should be positive for Royal Mail shares. There’s no doubt in my mind that the festive period last year was transformational for the company. But a part of me can’t help but wonder what will happen when the lockdown parcel surge subsides.Capital investmentI reckon the e-commerce trend will continue after the pandemic. And Royal Mail thinks it will too. The company is boosting its parcel infrastructure with a fully-automated parcel hub in the Midlands.I’ve previously mentioned that Royal Mail lacked infrastructure so it’s pleasing to see that this new hub will process over one million parcels per day. I reckon this will help the company maintain delivery times.Union membersI should mention that the landmark agreement between Royal Mail and union members changed my mind. I think this was a milestone for the company. For now, I’d buy the stock as both parties are working together to implement the changes across the business.The risksWhile there is a parcel volume surge, there’s no guarantee this will continue. Especially once the lockdown is over.Boosting infrastructure comes at a cost, which could impact profitability. I reckon Royal Mail shares are also sensitive to any setbacks in implementing change across the business. Another dispute with union members may hit the stock.I reckon the company is taking the right steps. I’d buy Royal Mail shares now in my portfolio based on the long-term prospects. It’s due to report full-year results on 20 May with a pre-close announcement on 30 March. I think the reinstatement of its full dividend could be possible. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Nadia Yaqub | Sunday, 14th March, 2021 | More on: RMG Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Royal Mail shares have soared 10% in 1 month. Here’s what I’m doing Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. 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Canada: Church provides pastoral care after Quebec train derailment

first_img Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Bruce MyersPosted Jul 11, 2013 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Canada: Church provides pastoral care after Quebec train derailment Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Workers begin digging at the site of a derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec. A driverless, runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the center of this small town rumbled down an empty track minutes after a fire crew extinguished a blaze in one of its parked locomotives.[Anglican Journal] As the world has looked on in shock and disbelief following last weekend’s devastating train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, the church has been — literally and figuratively — at the center of the deadly tragedy.The town’s main Roman Catholic church, Sainte-Agnès, stands meters from where 73 brimming oil cars hurtled into Lac-Mégantic’s downtown and exploded, killing at least 13 people and leveling several nearby buildings.Incredibly, the nearby parish church was not among them. Sainte-Agnès, an imposing, century-old brick construction, appears to have suffered only minor damage. Nevertheless, the church building has been off-limits since the derailment, as rescue workers try to recover victims’ remains and investigators try to piece together what led to the derailment.Even with the main parish church temporarily closed, the Roman Catholic parish priest, Fr. Steve Lemay, has been ministering night and day.He has been spending a lot of his time at a local high school in a part of town undamaged by the explosions, where the gymnasium has been converted into a shelter for those whose homes were destroyed by the oil blasts, and for those evacuated from their residences for fear of still more explosions. Lemay is himself an evacuee; the rectory in which he lives is in the zone cordoned off by emergency officials.In addition to offering pastoral care and counseling to the victims, Lemay and other priestly colleagues have been celebrating mass in the school-turned-shelter, as well as in Lac-Mégantic’s other Roman Catholic parish church, situated in a neighborhood spared by derailment’s catastrophic aftermath.Lemay has also been using Facebook to provide the local community, and those outside, nightly updates on the situation on the ground.“Thank you for your prayers!” Lemay posted on his Facebook page Sunday night. “The people of Lac-Mégantic are united and they build me up with their courage…I’m not returning calls unless they are about the affected families, because they are my priority for the moment…Pray for the affected families. May the Lord be our strength!”The Anglican bishop of Quebec, the Rt. Rev. Dennis Drainville, traveled with his wife, Deacon Cynthia Patterson, to Lac-Mégantic on Sunday. They met with Lemay and other survivors and evacuees housed at the high school, some of whom were asking how God could allow such a tragedy to occur.“The issue is not coming here to provide answers. The issue is to be with people,” Drainville said in an interview. “At the very core of a crisis like this, the need is to let people know that they are not alone. And so we provide not answers but a willing ear to listen, a shoulder to use if a person needs to weep. We’re there to in a sense to let people see the human dimension of love.” Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

Canada: Anglicans set same-sex marriage vote in 2016

first_imgCanada: Anglicans set same-sex marriage vote in 2016 By Marites N. SisonPosted Jul 8, 2013 Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ecumenical & Interreligious, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Michelle Bull, from the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, co-author of the same-sex marriage resolution. Photo: Art Babych, Anglican Journal[Anglican Journal] General Synod on July 6 approved a resolution that will bring the issue of same-sex marriage to a vote at the meeting of the Anglican Church of Canada’s governing body in 2016.At its triennial meeting here, General Synod passed Resolution C003, asking the Council of General Synod to prepare and present a motion to change the church’s Canon 21 on marriage “to allow the marriage of same-sex couples in the same way as opposite sex couples.”Moved by the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island members Michelle Bull and Jennifer Warren, the motion was approved by a two-thirds majority of the orders of bishop, clergy and laity. Using clickers—a handheld electronic device—25 bishops, 72 clergy and 101 laity voted in favour of the resolution; 11 bishops, 30 clergy and 27 laity were opposed.The resolution asks that this motion include “a conscience clause so that no member of the clergy, bishop, congregation or diocese should be constrained to participate in or authorize such marriages against the dictates of their conscience.”It also sets additional criteria contained in amendments introduced by diocese of Algoma Bishop Stephen Andrews and Dean Peter Elliott, diocese of New Westminster. The amendments, approved by a vote, state that the 2016 motion should include supporting documentation that:“demonstrates broad consultation in its preparation;explains how this motion does not contravene the Solemn Declaration;confirms immunity under civil law and the Human Rights Code for those bishops, dioceses and priests who refuse to participate in or authorize the marriage of same-sex couples on the basis of conscience; andprovides a biblical and theological rationale for this change in teaching on the nature of Christian marriage.”Several members stood up to speak for and against the resolution.“Those of us who believe that same-sex relationships are a normal and natural part of God’s creation, and are blessed by God, are having to turn away same-sex couples against the dictates of our consciences,” said Bull. “We’re having to say no to people when we believe God wants us to say yes. We have to choose between obedience to the church and what we believe is obedience to God…”The Rev. Bob Derrenbacker, diocese of Algoma, described the resolution prior to the introduction of the amendment, as  “prematurely conceived,” saying that what the church has debated in past General Synods was the blessing of same-sex marriage and not same-sex marriage itself. “One is a pastoral response; the other would be a sacramental rite,” said Derrenbacker. “Blessings are not the same thing as marriage.”  He added that “a number of dioceses, which have developed guidelines for same-sex blessings, have recognized this difference, with at least some of said dioceses making such a distinction in those guidelines.”Derrenbacker supported the amendment, saying it would “ensure that the proper and requisite study, consultation and prayer would take place in advance of any proposed change to one of the canons of our church.”Archdeacon Peter John Hobbs, diocese of Ottawa, said the motion “allows us to move forward in transparency and begins the long process that will see culmination six years from now.”Leona Moses, diocese of Huron, spoke out against the motion and said she was representing the views of all six Anglican churches on the Six Nations Reserve. She explained that, “Traditionally, we look to seven generations before we make up our minds about what we should or should not do today.”The resolution was voted upon twice, after the primate Archbishop Fred Hiltz, acknowledged that he had made a procedural error.Some members pointed out that Hiltz failed to ask whether the house was ready to close debate on the resolution. Some members also intended to request a vote by orders, but Hiltz said he was unaware of it. “I own that mistake,” he said, expressing concern that “a number of people within the family are feeling angry that due process was not followed.” Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canada Joint Assembly, Tags 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 Same-Sex Marriage Human Sexuality, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Anglican Communion, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more

Habitat housing: An idea everyone can agree on

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! TAGSHabitat for Humanity Previous articleAsh Wednesday and Christian foreheadsNext articleApopka Weekly Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Common ground found between 12th and 13th StreetsOpinionBy Reggie ConnellHope made a rare appearance in South Apopka last week at the Seminole County/Greater Apopka Habitat for Humanity’s “Apopka Townhall for Homes” breakfast. Over 100 residents, community leaders, and elected officials attended and listened as Habitat laid out a plan for bringing new homes and new life to the community.America isn’t in an agreeable mood these days. A contentious election, poisonous tweets, fake news, screaming matches at townhalls and nationwide protests are the highlights of a bickering nation. To a lesser degree and smaller scale, Apopka seems to be in an ornery mood as well. Take a look at the blogs, news sites, and Facebook pages or visit a City Council meeting and you will see a lot of arguing and a lot of people who don’t agree. The pursuit of common ground seems almost like an exercise in futility.But just when you are ready to throw in the towel, common ground is located on a 4.3-acre piece of land that sits between 12th and 13th Streets in South Apopka.They call it Juniper Bend.Along with its accompanying development Arbor Bend, the project will account for a 58-home community. The site location was previously known as Hawthorne Village Apartments, an 84-unit farmworker complex located on 12 acres that had become dilapidated. Habitat will break ground on this project in March.Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson welcomed guests to the John Bridges Community Center.  “Thanks to everyone for coming to this great event,” he said. “I’m going to challenge everyone in this room to build a house. I’m proud to say that Orange County will contribute $724,000 of INVEST funds for construction activities.”Sister Ann Kendrick remembers Hawthorne Village and is thrilled to see this project take its place, especially because its Habitat spearheading it.“I think the world of Habitat. I’m glad to see what was the old Hawthorne Village is coming back to life. It will make a big difference in the lives of the people here.”Kendrick, the founder of Hope Community Center, also brought life back to Hawthorne Avenue when HCC bought the Apopka Family Learning Center building last year.Commissioner Billie Dean also remembers Hawthorne Village Apartments but looks to the heavens when describing this project.“It’s a God sent endeavor to do something on this side of the city. Affordable housing in South Apopka is what I have been fighting for as long as I’ve been a commissioner. Habitat taking the reins is just what we need.Commissioner Doug Bankson attended the event and is especially impressed with the applicant’s participation in the process.“I was very pleased to be a part of the Habitat for Humanity program this morning and support the program wholeheartedly. I believe this is the best and most efficient way for a community to come together and lend a “hand-up, not a handout.” I’m hopeful that the community and various community organizations and churches will come together to help those in need. I especially like the format of the program that gives dignity to the individual by requiring their involvement, as well as setting them up for success through teaching. This empowers them to break the grip of poverty, and the poverty cycle as well for the next generation.”Commissioner Diane Velazquez was particularly pleased with the attendance for the town hall event, and the idea that it could create a unified effort to help South Apopka.“The Habitat for Humanity breakfast this morning had a strong turnout of business leaders, elected officials & community residents, all embracing a project which plans to bring affordable single family homes to families in need.  This scheduled project is a result of private/public partnership working together toward a goal to strengthen a community and to give the families, who qualify an opportunity to own their home. The American Dream. ‘Not a handout but a Hand up.’  It lifts my spirit to see a project of this magnitude, 58 homes, coming to this Apopka community, in my opinion, neglected for so long.  It is the beginning of revitalization.  A celebration indeed, and when we can all come together for a cause greater than individuality but instead to build a community. Today, was a giant step forward for all of Apopka.”Mayor Joe Kilsheimer was not at the event but sent a letter outlining his excitement over the project. In his letter to Habitat Executive Director Penny Seater, he writes:“I have seen first-hand the passion that you, your board and the members of your organization have for Habitat’s mission: Seeking to put God’s love in action, you bring people together to build homes, community, and hope. I can think of no more worthy example of that mission than the project you are announcing today. The community of South Apopka has suffered from economic and institutional neglect for too many years. To correct that neglect, we must plant today the seeds of revitalization to assure the community’s future success. The community you are announcing is just that kind of seed.” You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Two appointments at Cancer Research UK’s high value relationships team

first_imgTwo appointments at Cancer Research UK’s high value relationships team Tagged with: Major gift Prospect research Recruitment / people  62 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Terry Mills and Monica Wilson have joined Cancer Research UK as associate director and group account manager working with the charity’s corporate supporters.Terry Mills joined the charity in January from a background in corporate fundraising and marketing. He joined from BBC Children in Need where he was partnership manager and before that headed up the corporate fundraising team at Comic Relief for seven years.As associate director of corporate supporters he will be developing new business and overseeing existing partnerships for the charity, as well as new product development and cause-related marketing opportunities.Monica Wilson also joined the team in January from Capgemini, where she was sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) lead in the UK. She worked on all aspects of CSR including community engagement, building a strong relationship with The Prince’s Trust in particular. Before that she worked in management consultancy and financial services.www.cancerresearchuk.org Howard Lake | 9 February 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Hilton Foundation ventures into Europe to make a bigger difference:

first_imgHilton Foundation ventures into Europe to make a bigger difference: Hilton Foundation ventures into Europe to make a bigger difference:Hilton hotels in continental Europe will be joining their UK and Ireland counterparts in making a big difference to children with disabilities by taking part in this year’s “Small Change Big Difference” campaign for the first time.The annual Hilton Foundation fundraiser invites guests staying at the Hilton family of brand hotels to add an optional £1 or €1 onto their room bill during October, November and December. Last year’s campaign raised £120,891 for Save the Children and Irish charity Barretstown. Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 September 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 This year will see 37 hotels in 11 EU countries joining the 80 hotels in the UK and Ireland already taking part in the fundraising challenge. Newly participating hotels include Hilton Prague, Hilton Copenhagen and the Conrad Brussels.All proceeds raised from the campaign will be used to support children with disabilities. Each participating European country will choose a local charity working with disabled children to support with their fundraising. Money raised in the UK and Ireland will be ring fenced for charities working in this area and every net penny raised will be distributed in grants providing, amongst other things, specialist educational and sporting equipment, care facilities, training and activity based learning.Simon Vincent, President Hilton Europe and Chairman of the Hilton in the Community Foundation Trustees, said:“This is a very exciting campaign and one that I hope our generous guests will support once again. Hilton in the Community Foundation is delighted to be working with hotels in Europe on this campaign for the first time. This winter we can together ensure that children with disabilities get the support they need. Your extra £1 or €1 can add up to make a big difference to children’s lives.”Since the campaign’s inception in 2004, “Small Change Big Difference” has raised over £825,000 for charities working with disadvantaged children, including Children with Leukaemia, Barretstown, Children’s Hospices UK and Save the Children.Ends-Notes to Editors:For more information please contact:John Townsend – Hilton in the Community Foundation Press OfficerTel: 0207 605 7733Email: [email protected] the Hilton in the Community Foundation:The Hilton in the Community Foundation was founded in 2000 as Hilton Hotels’ charity dedicated to supporting young people in need. Focused on Education and Health, grants supporting disadvantaged young people are made in the UK and Ireland, while in the event of international disaster; grants are made to relief organisations at the Trustees’ discretion.In 2008 the Foundation awarded £1.24 million to 294 charitable organisations benefiting over 200,000 young people.The Foundation’s core costs are funded by Hilton Hotels, so every net pound raised goes directly to good causes. Donations are funded almost entirely through the generous efforts and contributions of Hilton team members, family and friends and with the support of Hilton guests and company suppliers.Please visit our website: www.hilton-foundation.org.ukAbout ‘Small Change, Big Difference’Campaign outlineSmall Change, Big Difference is the annual guest facing campaign organised by Hilton in the Community Foundation. Money is raised by guests donating £1 or €1 on their hotel bill over the festive period (October, November and December since 2007). Since the campaign’s inception in 2004, the campaign has raised over £825,000 for charities working with disadvantaged children, including Children with Leukaemia, Barretstown, Association of Children’s Hospices and Save the Children.Participating HotelsSince 2004, the campaign has been run in all UK and Ireland hotels and in 2008, was trialled in seven hotels in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Malta, and Austria (in addition to Australia and Japan). The seven European hotels trialled the campaign for two months and raised a total net fund of £7,858.Based on the success of the trial, this year the campaign will be extended to all hotels in those countries as well as other European countries which are able to participate once they have received legal and fiscal approval.Charitable ThemeIn past years, one charity has been chosen up front to benefit from 100% of the net proceeds from the campaign. A high profile charity was chosen so that staff and guests would instantly recognise the brand and cause. With the expansion into Europe, and the campaign becoming more recognised in UK and Ireland, the campaign will be led by a theme rather than a beneficiary charity. This will enable more than one charity to benefit from the campaign proceeds, and for the charities to be local to the country raising the funds.The Board of Trustees have agreed that this year’s theme in Europe will be ‘children with disabilities’. The benefiting charities of funds raised by hotels in UK & Ireland will be selected from those charities applying for central funding from the Foundation and who work with disabled children. For Europe, the European Committee will ask the General Managers in each country to agree on preferably one local charity to benefit from the campaign proceeds from that country About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Protest Buffalo, N.Y., police killing of Wardel ‘Meech’ Davis

first_imgIn Buffalo, N.Y., protest of cop-killing, crowd shuts down Main St., Feb. 9.By Lee Swaydis and WW Buffalo StaffBuffalo, N.Y. – On the night of Feb. 7,  a 20-year-old unarmed Black man named Wardel “Meech” Davis was killed by Buffalo police. He died while they were arresting him, apparently for trying to leave while they were stopping him for “looking suspicious.” This accusation is commonly and widely used by racist profiling cops throughout the country. The cops involved were put on paid leave.The next night, a crowd gathered at the street corner where Davis was killed, anti-racist activists and neighbors alike, who were called together at the urging of his friends and family.The following night, Feb. 9, a huge crowd of people, including activists representing many organizations, shut down the high-traffic intersection on Main Street outside a Buffalo Police Department precinct station.The crowd blocked the intersection for over an hour, led by loved ones of Meech calling for an end to racist police murders.On Feb. 10, for a third night, a rally assembled downtown, targeting a hotel where the mayor of Buffalo was having a party. The crowd marched and chanted for an hour, demanding answers from the mayor — while guests arrived — and then marched back to the police precinct.The local medical examiner reported that he had found “no cause of death” for Davis. Previously the medical examiner had said that an inmate murdered by guards in Buffalo’s notorious Holding Center died of a heart attack — until that was finally proven to be a lie.“Authorities” say it will be many weeks before there might be more answers.  News outlets are twisting what little information is available to paint Wardel “Meech” Davis as a villain.We in Buffalo won’t stand for it! We demand the truth! We say, like the protesters chanted, “Justice for Meech! Or shut it down!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

What Cellulosic Biofuel Ruling is Not

first_img The American Petroleum Institute hailed today’s circuit court ruling to “vacate the 2012 cellulosic biofuel standard” as a “decision to end mandate for non-existent biofuels.” Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says it is not.“The mandate for cellulosic ethanol is not ended by this decision by any way shape or form,” said Dinneen, calling API’s characterization “the height of deception.”Dinneen explains that the court decision simply means that EPA has to have better justification for cellulosic biofuel target numbers under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “They couldn’t create an incentive for investment,” he said. “All they can do is make a clear headed decision on what is likely to be produced.”In the latest edition of the Ethanol Report click here to play mp3 Dinneen talks about how the petroleum industry is very afraid of the potential of cellulosic biofuels to take over a greater percentage of the gasoline market. “They’re not happy about having lost 10% of the barrel,” Dinneen says. “They are apoplectic about the potential of losing even more of it to cellulosic ethanol and other biofuels.”Source: Cindy Zimmerman at Domesticfuel.com Facebook Twitter What Cellulosic Biofuel Ruling is Not Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jan 28, 2013 Previous articleRamaswamy Returns to Purdue amid Concerns about 9 Billion in 2050Next articleFarmers Enlist More Help in Fight Against Weed Resistance Andy Eubank SHARE Home Energy What Cellulosic Biofuel Ruling is Not SHARElast_img read more

Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings

first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Twitter Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printTCU Men’s Tennis is now home to the top player in the land, as Cameron Norrie was ranked No. 1 in the nation in the latest Oracle/ITA Division I Collegiate rankings on Tuesday.The junior from Auckland, New Zealand, previously ranked No. 2, overtook the top spot just days after completing the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record in the Big 12 and a 14-1 record against ranked opponents. Norrie’s resume was bolstered by a 4-1 win over No. 13 Juan Benitez of Baylor last week – a victory that secured at least a share of the Big 12 title for the Horned Frogs before defeating Texas to claim the outright conference title.Norrie’s impressive week earned him Big 12 Player of the Week honors on Tuesday on top of the No. 1 national ranking. The award marked the sixth time Norrie received the honor in his three years at TCU. Norrie finished the season as the only Big 12 player to win every Big 12 match he competed in, while recording an overall record of 16-1 on the season.Norrie will have the chance to further solidify his ranking when he leads the Frogs into the Big 12 Championship as the No. 1 seed later this week in Norman, Oklahoma. TCU will begin play on Friday, April 28 against the winner of Oklahoma and Texas, having earned a bye for the first round. Norrie has won eight straight doubles matches entering the tournament. Cameron Norrie celebrates a point against Texas on April 22, 2017 in Fort Worth. (Jim Boyd/GoFrogs.com) Facebook Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Women’s golf takes home sixth-place finish at Clover Cup + posts Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Linkedin ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ ReddIt Facebook Dean Straka Twitter Linkedin Previous articleSGA results: Taylor wins president; Trent VPENext articleTCU Baseball falters 6-2 to Stephen F. Austin Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylorlast_img read more