I reckon these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks may be among the best shares to buy now

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If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Image source: Getty Images 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. Harvey Jones | Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021 | More on: RIO SSE 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. I reckon these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks may be among the best shares to buy now Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Enter Your Email Address When I go hunting for the best shares to buy for my portfolio, I typically start with FTSE 100 dividend stocks. I believe dividends are a great way to build long-term wealth, yet many investors overlook them.At the moment, I reinvest all my dividends for growth. When I retire, I will draw those dividends as income. That income will be tax-free inside a Stocks and Shares ISA. Last year was tough for many FTSE 100 dividend stocks, but these two stood by their shareholder payouts and number among the best shares on the index, in my view.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…Power giant SSE (LSE: SSE) is transforming itself into a renewable energy giant, developing the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank Wind Farm, in a joint venture with Equinor. It is also part of a consortium for the huge Danish Thor offshore wind tender, and is developing a range of other projects.This energy stock pays top dividendsSSE has the wind behind it right now, as the UK and other countries commit to net carbon zero. It should find the energy transition a lot easier than many FTSE 100 energy companies, such as BP. The group is looking to generate more than £2bn from disposals, largely from selling off coal and oil-fired plants.The big attraction for me is the yield. SSE has been one of the best shares to buy for income on the FTSE 100 for years now. It currently yields 5.3%, almost double the FTSE 100 average of around 2.7%. Be warned, cover is thin at just 1.1 times earning. The payout was rebased lower in 2018 but looks safe for now.I don’t expect that much capital growth from this stock. The SSE share price is up just 7% measured over five years. On the other hand, it does offer me protection from stormy waters. While the FTSE 100 is down 12% over the last turbulent year, SSE is holding steady. It currently trades at 16.1 times earnings. Not cheap, but not expensive either. I’d buy it with the aim of holding for the very long term. As I do with most stocks.I would consider matching it with international mining giant Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO). I reckon this is also one of the best shares for dividends right now, as it yields an attractive 5%. It boasts more impressive dividend cover than SSE, as its payout is covered 1.7 times by earnings.Unlike SSE, the Rio Tinto share price offers the potential for growth as well. It is up 234% measured over five years, and 36% over one year.One of the best shares to buy for incomeThat is impressive, but I cannot rely on past performance figures. Commodity stocks like Rio Tinto are highly cyclical. When the world is growing and hungry for metals and minerals, Rio Tinto will profit by supplying them. In a downturn, it will do less well.I am banking on the world coming out of its Covid lockdowns this year, boosted by vaccine success. I am tempted to buy Rio Tinto before the recovery kicks in. Today’s valuation of 12.19 times earnings suggests an opportunity here.SSE and Rio Tinto look like two of today’s best shares for investors like me who are seeking solid, long-term returns. Harvey Jones 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. There are more great income stocks out there. See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

‘Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant’ recommended for provisional use

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By Sharon SheridanPosted Jul 9, 2012 July 10, 2012 at 8:55 am What’s amazing to me is the huge amount of energy, time, funding, and accomodation that our Church has spent and is spending on a very, very small minority lifestyle in the Church – all in the name of inclusion and justice. How about spending much more equal time on addressing the boiling point dissatisfaction in the pews over our cultural captivity to “all things new”. It looks as though enough will never be enough. Comments are closed. July 10, 2012 at 12:45 am Where can one find the roll call vote on these resolutions? Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY July 9, 2012 at 5:42 pm I totally agree with the Reverend Scott Arnold: the statement is both pompous and inaccurate. One should know better.BTW, if a man and woman want to have blessing of a committed relationship, why cannot they also have this rite available? If not, are we not being discriminatory? Does anyone see how tortured the process? What a mess! As a heretofore moderate on such issues, I am increasingly hardening against the “tap dance” language that is being used to “thread the needle” of this resolution for adoption. This convention’s work in some respects is beginning to the take on the oeuvre of “we stand for everybody — thus, we really stand for nobody.” Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA July 10, 2012 at 12:29 pm I’ve been trying to follow this issue online and would greatly appreciate some insight/direction… especially if you’re at the convention:Yesterday’s post on this website titled,”Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music Subcommittee statement on blessings” states, “The resolution proposes that bishops be able to authorize adaptation of the resources to meet the needs of the people in their dioceses, particularly in states with legal marriage equality or civil unions for same-sex couples.” (fifth paragraph)Does that mean the local bishop can amend the liturgy to marry same-sex couples in states where the law allows same-sex marriage? The tone of this post seems to suggest that the liturgy is only a blessing following a civil ceremony – the church will not perform same-sex marriages. July 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm I totally agree that civil marriage (a relationship to the state) and sacramental blessing/marriage (a sacramental witness of God’s grace) are and should be seen as totally different matters. Civil marriage, with its thousands of secular benefits, is a matter of civil rights. Important and a matter of justice. Witnessing and blessing represents acknowledgement of God’s sacramental grace. Both are important to me. But as a Christian, the witness and public support of my community of faith (www.stlukesknoxville.org in the Diocese of East Tennessee) is by far the top priority. Chuck Jenkins says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Doug Desper says: July 10, 2012 at 1:17 am Silly? I don’t know who you are, Jesse, but you are treading on very thin ground. As Someone once said, “men will have to answer for every careless word they say.” This Church blesses dogs and cats, guinea pigs and goldfish – but not two people made in the image of God who want the same respect and dignity you do for whatever relationship you have?Go watch this, and tell me you still think “gay marriage” is silly: July 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm The Episcopal church is feeling its way forward in this matter. It establishes a clear recognition of long-range committed same-sex relationships and an honoring of this by the Church, yet provides more time for an increased support to be established. Problems: — What relationship would the action of the church in affirming a same-sex “marriage” have with the state governments who do not yet affirm that? This blessing of a long range relationship is a recognition by the Church community and an infusion of any kind of grace that the Church can provide, for sure. But what about the states’ laws??????— Problem/ Opinion — I think a movement should be started to extricate the role of the Church as an agent of the state in this matter of marriage. It would simplify a lot of things…. and probably complicate them, too. I suggest an official and legally recognized marriage by the state generally be done FIRST, then a marriage in the Church, should it be desired. Many treat the Church as a decoration. I’d like to see that avoided. Legal rights are thereby established and clarified. If the church calles the long range relationship “marriage” at this point it may really be marriage which we can celebrate, but it ain’t legal … yet, and that is an important matter.ANM+ RB Clay says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET July 10, 2012 at 10:48 am The same could be said to the opposition to this measure as well. Why not just allow the church to marry gay and lesbian people and move on to more important issues? Does it harm your ability to be in church if that church affirms same-sex relationships? I promise you it is hard for people who support same-sex marriage to be in a church that continues to discriminate against a “minority lifestyle” regardless of their sexuality. So this is a flashpoint of the church because it is important to both sides of the debate, and “why are we still talking about this,” argument can be said to both sides who want the debate to end, just with it to end in their favor. July 10, 2012 at 10:39 am I’m not sure that’s what he’s saying. As far as I can tell, he’s saying that the opposition and the resulted torturous, twisted wording of new blessing that resulted from it are misguided as the church has much larger issues on its plate. But I could be wrong, it’s hard to get these things across via text. Charlie Rouse says: Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Russ Manley says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ben Neuhaus says: General Convention 2012, Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 10, 2012 at 11:33 am Norm’s comment is right on cue! I have heard several priests say the church should get out of the (civil legal) marriage business and just do blessings. Besides, the two people involved, regardless of their genders, are the ones who actually perform the ceremony through their commitment to each other. What is there not to bless about that!!?? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ryan Taylor says: Len Freeman says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY ‘Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant’ recommended for provisional use Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 George Born says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 10, 2012 at 6:49 am No, he is not. It sounds like he’s appalled at the pomposity of that sentence. John Clemens says: Samuel V. Wilson, Jr. says: July 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm The only sin still recognized by the Episcopal Church in the USA is making someone else feel uncomfortable. 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 Same-Sex Blessings July 11, 2012 at 10:18 am Per the 2010 census, same-sex households made up 0.56% of all US households. I wonder how many other new liturgies will be needed to accommodate others with differing views of marriage. Multiple partners, open marriages, extra-marital relationships, who can say no to love? Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Angela Fraser King says: Nanci Warner says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 10, 2012 at 9:26 am Basically we have that now – except that the two are rolled into one, and many (heterosexual) couples do not realize that the priest is doing all the civil/legal paperwork for them. They know they need a state license, but often have no idea that the two events – civil and church – and in fact separate. If THAT understanding were made clearer by every clergy person, the debate might shift a little. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 10, 2012 at 6:18 am The European model of two events — first a civil uniting and later a church blessing has a lot to be said for it — not just for gay people, but heterosexual as well. General Convention, The Rev. Scott Arnold says: 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 Human Sexuality, Ann-Marie Montague says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm Some of us think the church moves too slow, and that the church, i.e., the people, dwell on silly things like gay marriage when starving children, the homeless, and other MDG’s need attention. Let them marry with the blessing of the church and then LET’S GET ON WITH IT ALREADY LOL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC July 10, 2012 at 7:35 am Only a hetero or “non” sexual would refer to someone’s lifelong relationship as “silly.” Only self-centered cowards choose to ignore the pain they cause and have the audacity to refer to themselves as the persecuted minority. This blessing is indeed a step in the right direction but until the church recognizes my relationship fully as marriage, blessed by God, there is plenty of work to be done regardless of the petty discomfort it might cause a few bigots in the pulpit. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments (20) July 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm My God, “the increasingly isolated theological minority.” ReallY?What a pompous (and historically inaccurate) thing to say. Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Liturgy & Music, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Nancy Mott says: Ben Neuhaus says: The Rev. Al Minor says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Committee member the Rev. Ruth Kirk, deputy in the Diocese of Delaware, said she supported adding the conscience clause “in the spirit of generosity.” Photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] The General Convention Prayer Book, Liturgy and Church Music Committee approved Resolution A049 to authorize for provisional use of “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant” beginning the first Sunday of Advent. The resolution now goes to the House of Bishops for action.The rite, subtitled “Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Sex Relationships,” is part of “Liturgical Resources I: I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing,” developed by the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. Congregations and clergy could use the liturgy with their bishops’ permission.The amended resolution includes a provision that conscientious objectors or supporters of the liturgy not be penalized.“The resolution asks the General Convention to authorize the liturgy for provisional use and calls for a review process before the next General Convention in 2015. This is clearly a work in process, and there is a place in that process for all Episcopalians, whether or not they agree with the action we are taking today,” Deputy Ruth Meyers of Chicago and Vermont Bishop Thomas Ely, chairs of the subcommittee on blessings, said in a press release. Meyers is chair of the SCLM.The committee specified “provisional use” rather than “trial use” because the latter refers to prayer book revisions.The resolution calls for SCLM to study further “how the blessing of lifelong, committed same-sex relationships relates to Christian theology and Scripture, and to reflect on the matter with our sisters and brothers throughout the Anglican Communion and with our ecumenical partners,” they said.The committee amended the resolution to specify that Canon I.18.4 would apply, giving clergy the discretion “to decline to [preside atany rite of blessing defined herein].”It also specifies that “no bishop, priest, deacon or lay person should be coerced or penalized in any manner, nor suffer any canonical disabilities, as a result of his or her conscientious objection to or support for the 77th General Convention’s action with regard to the Blessing of Same-Sex Relationships.”The Very Rev. David Thurlow, deputy of the Diocese of South Carolina, proposed the “conscience clause,” which he modeled after language used in the Port St. Lucie clause (http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/ENS/ENSpress_release.pl?pr_number=77326). That clause was named after the Florida city in which the House of Bishops enacted a “mind of the house” statement in 1977 establishing that “no bishop, priest, or lay person should be coerced or penalized in any manner” for opposing or supporting the 1976 General Convention decision to ordain women.Diocese of Springfield Bishop Daniel Martins said that those in the “increasingly isolated theological minority would be greatly comforted” by the added clause.The Rev. Kevin Matthews of the Diocese of North Carolina expressed concern that using the Port St. Lucie language “will be inflammatory in the other direction.”The Rev. Ruth Kirk, deputy of the Diocese of Delaware, said she supported the amendment “in the spirit of generosity.”“I think it adds a level of comfort to those who feel persecuted in the church,” she said.Although the amendment passed, Thurlow later voted against A049, saying that he “in conscience cannot agree with this, and I want that to be clear.” He will write a minority report to go with the resolution.The committee decided not to include language allowing for the rite to be adapted for other pastoral situations, which could be interpreted to include some opposite-sex relationships.— Sharon Sheridan is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Jesse Snider says: 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 Smithfield, NC July 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm Scott, you’re sounding a little pompous, and ungracious, there yourself. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR July 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm A promising development. The main thing is that same-sex couples might — if the House of Bishops approves — have the blessing of the church they love. For me the question of civil marriage is separate. In states where gay marriage is legal, couples could choose to seek both civil and church recognition of their relationships. In states where gay marriage is not legal, couples could at least enjoy some institutional and community recognition that their relationships matter. Through these small steps, maybe we can help heal this broken world – Norm Morford+ says: last_img read more

Central Gulf Coast diocese announces bishop nominees

first_img Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Central Gulf Coast diocese announces bishop nominees Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast has announced a slate of four nominees to stand for election as bishop of the diocese. The nominees were presented to the Standing Committee by the Bishop Search Committee on Dec. 3.The nominees announced are:The Rev. James Russell Kendrick, 54, rector, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Alabama (Diocese of Alabama);The Very Rev. Edward Francis O’Connor, 47, dean, Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew, Jackson, Mississippi (Diocese of Mississippi);The Rev. Canon E. Daniel Smith, 58, canon to the ordinary, Diocese of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri (Diocese of Missouri);The Rev. William C. Treadwell III, 54, rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waco, Texas (Diocese of Texas).Detailed information about each nominee can be found online at either the diocesean website or on the Diocese Bishop Search website.The next step in the process of the election is the petition period, which opened Dec. 4 and closes on Dec. 11. Complete information about this process and the application are both available on the diocesan website.A series of meet-and-greets, commonly called “walkabouts,” will be held around the diocese in January. This allows members of the diocese to learn more about the nominees for bishop. The walkabouts are currently scheduled to run Jan. 18-22.The election is scheduled for Feb. 21, the closing day of the diocese’s 44th annual convention. Pending the subsequent required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of The Episcopal Church, the bishop-elect will be ordained and consecrated on July 25, 2015. The bishop-elect will succeed the Rt. Rev. Philip M. Duncan II, who is the third bishop of the diocese.The Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast spans across southern Alabama and the panhandle of northwest Florida, encompasses 62 churches and includes approximately 20,000 parishioners. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Elections Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Dec 5, 2014 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Landry jumps off the bullet train and into the deep end

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply TAGSKeith LandryOrange County Comptroller Previous articleThree Apopka Sisters Qualify for Junior OlympicsNext articleElection Calendar Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You know I like this guy. I think he is Republican. Not sure. But I liked him when he was on tv, Fox, didn’t want him to leave. I watch Fox too, even though I am not Republican. He seemed to be a good-hearted man, on tv, but that could have been a front. They are so slick these days. Phil Diamond is a Democrat, I believe, I may to wrong. I think Landry will win just like Jeff Aston did after the Anthony trial fame, gained from being there, in front of everyone daily during the trial, with everybody watching so intensely, on tv. I think Landry did a Sarah Palin interview, hmmm…..I guess that was part of his job, but I would like to know more about what he thinks of the Wild Alaskan Dingbat, before I cast a vote his direction. I think the race is non-partisan, however. I wonder why Apopka doesn’t have a comptroller? Trump promised Palin a job if he wins. He ain’t getting my vote. Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia July 7, 2016 at 2:18 pm Despite the seat being open because of the retirement of longtime Comptroller Martha Haynie, Landry will have his hands full if he wants to win this office. His opponent Phil Diamond is a well-funded, former Orlando City Commissioner with a background in tax law and accounting. Haynie endorsed him early on, and he began his campaign in 2015, well before Landry.“I respect Haynie’s endorsement (of Diamond). And I have respect for her track record as Comptroller of Orange County. But I would point out she endorsed him before I got into the race. And with all due respect, the only endorsement I need are from the voters on Election Day.”Landry has until August 30th (Election Day) to close the fundraising and organizational gaps with Diamond, but he remains undaunted. His name recognition, and the trust he built with Orange County residents is the advantage he believes will catapult him past Diamond.“People know me and trust me in every corner of Orange County. You can ask them and they’ll tell you I did their charity event, or I picked up the phone and answered their questions. I have the ability to explain the complexities of this office and make it more accessible to the people of Orange County. I know it will take all of the remaining eight weeks to win, but I’ve had a chance to go to a lot of events and meet with the people, and when I explain what my vision is for the future of that agency they quickly understand it and they support me.” You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Oh my gosh, what a cute family and a big ol’ family dog, with a bandanna on too. A dog lover…..a major plus. LOL! The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia My apologizes to Keith Landry, he is a Democrat, yes! So is Phil Diamond. Mr. Landry, you just got my vote! I had to look it up, to get it right. I assumed because he worked at Fox, that he was Republican. Wrong assumption! Mama Mia July 7, 2016 at 2:21 pm 3 COMMENTS Reply July 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm Former Fox 35 anchor running for officeKeith Landry is on a journey, but it’s not the type of journey you might think. This isn’t a lazy hike on the Appalachian Trail to find one’s inner self. This is a last-minute decision to jump on a bullet train as it flies past you kind of a journey.Landry retired from Fox News 35 on June 17th. He anchored the news there and did investigative reports for almost 14 years. In total, he spent 26 years in broadcast journalism.Three days later, Landry announced his intention to run for the office of Orange County Comptroller. He jumped off the bullet train, and into the deep end of Orange County politics, but Landry sees it as a duty to keep elected offices in the hands of the voters.“Good people need to step forward and run for office to preserve good government,” said Landry. “I have served our neighbors in Central Florida for almost 14 years as a news anchor, reporter, and a show host. I gave non-profit groups a voice and I have served on many local boards where we had duties overseeing the budget and reviewing financial reports. I could have stayed in TV news for a few more years, but I did not want to waste time. I want to make a difference. I decided to do that sooner rather than later.”Landry spent almost 14 years as an anchor and reporter for Fox 35 News.He believes his experience in broadcast journalism prepared him to succeed at the rigorous job of comptroller. And he believes the voters of Orange County know it.“I’ve covered wasteful spending at every local government board across Central Florida for more than a decade. People know I have the skill set to move that over into government to look for wasteful spending…to monitor vendor contracts… to make sure those contracts aren’t inflated. They know I understand the issues and that I’m a serious person.”Candidate Feature: Keith LandryChallenger for Orange County Comptroller Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Consumer Alert: Worshipers targeted by gift card scam

first_img TAGSGift CardsScam AlertWorshiper Previous articleCould a national buyback program reduce gun violence in America?Next article7,236 free vaccines provided at Back-to-School Immunization event Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply We’re seeing a new spin on gift card scams. This time, scammers are pretending to be a pastor, rabbi, priest, imam, or bishop. They’re asking worshipers for gift card contributions for a worthy cause. Appeals are often made by email, but we’ve heard people are also getting texts and phone calls, too.The bogus emails often include the name of the local pastor and a legitimate-looking email address. But a closer look should raise some red flags. For example, the email address isn’t the one normally used by the church, and the service provider is different, too. The message may begin with a simple “Hi,” but doesn’t include a recipients’ name. There also may be spelling errors, including the pastor’s name.The imposter asks you to buy a popular gift card— frequently, iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon — and then asks for the gift card number and PIN on the back of the card. Those numbers let the scammer immediately get the money you loaded onto the card. And once that’s done, the scammer and your money are gone, usually without a trace.If you or someone you know paid a scammer with a gift card, report it as soon as possible. Call the card company and tell them the gift card was used in a scam. Here is contact information for some of the gift card companies that scammers use most often. Then, tell the FTC about it at ftc.gov/complaint. Your reports may help law enforcement agencies launch investigations that could stop imposters and other fraudsters in their tracks.Report gift card scamsAmazonCall 1 (888) 280-4331Learn about Amazon gift card scams here.Google PlayCall 1 (855) 466-4438Report gift card scams online here.Learn about Google Play gift card scams here.iTunesCall Apple Support at 1 (800) 275-2273, then say “gift card” to be connected to a live representative.Learn about iTunes gift card scams and how to report them here.SteamIf you have a Steam account, you can report gift card scams online here.Learn about Steam gift card scams here.MoneyPakCall 1 (866) 795-7969Report a MoneyPak card scam online here. Scam AlertBy Colleen Tressler/Consumer Education Specialist, Federal Trade Commission Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Scaffold House / Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects GRCA

first_img Photographs Scaffold House / Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects GRCASave this projectSaveScaffold House / Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects GRCA “COPY” India Photographs:  Niveditaa Gupta Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeGaurav Roy Choudhury Architects GRCAOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsBangaloreOn FacebookIndiaPublished on March 19, 2021Cite: “Scaffold House / Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects GRCA” 19 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?班加罗尔脚手架屋 / Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects GRCA是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Niveditaa Gupta+ 48Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses Area:  4600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, House Interiors•Bangalore, India Architects: Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects GRCA Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Jaquar, Kohler, Asian Paints, Dr. Fixit, Merino, NITCO TILES, Piccolo Mosaics, Trimble Navigation, progeSOFTDesign Team:Gaurav Roy Choudhury, Arnaud Malthieu, Sushil Kumar, Sachin Gujjar, Abhishek Pawar, Satyanarayan, Stefan Fernandes, Amrit Nagpal, Vritti ShahStructural Consultant:Ajith AlvaCivil Works:Shiva KumarPhe Works:KeshavElectrical Works:Parthiban, Achu P EnterprisesInterior Works:Shivkumar, Interiors EspaniaCity:BangaloreCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaRecommended ProductsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Glass PrintingWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The Scaffold House is a low-cost renovation project based in Bangalore, in which the original load bearing building had three apartments has been converted into two duplex houses. The original building was built on a square 60’x60′ corner site by the clients, as a retirement home. It contained their three bedrooms home on the first floor, along with two rental units (one two bedroom apartment and a single bedroom apartment) on the ground floor.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaThe format of the house came into question once their son moved to Bangalore. A reconsolidation of the house was needed. The idea of the Scaffold house stems from a pragmatic approach towards renovation, clarifying the understanding of the ‘new’ in context to the ‘old’.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaStructure, site and budget concerns needed a bold intervention which changed the project from a finicky renovation to one of a motivated architectural intervention in that of making a family house. A square of 20’x20′ in the centre of the building was broken down carefully becomingthe central core for this intervention. This space became the volume catalyzing the restructuring process. Since periphery of the building had most of the existing functions, they were mainly retained with very limited intervention.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaA light weight steel ‘scaffold’ of 2″x2″ mild steel box sections was erected in this central core space as it became the language of the new as it negotiated with the old. This framework also acted as a structural tie for the existing structure as it held it in place. The walls of the existing house were slowly and carefully reconfigured to enable this transformation as well. The staircases, passages, gardens, and circulation spaces came into this central space, including an AV room and a terrace sit-out. A light translucent sheet above the central core gets bright sunlight into both the houses, as it also enables cross ventilation for the peripheral spaces.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaThe shadows of the steel scaffold, as they move through day animate the houses with the changing light and seasons giving a living pulse to the houses. The steel scaffold showed up externally as well, to extend the living spaces into beautifully activated gardens in the west and the south road facing facades.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaSave this picture!SectionThe compound walls were raised and grilled above, to include these gardens into the privacy and security of each house. The southern part which occupied more space on the ground became the parents’ house while the northern part which grew as it went higher became the son’s house. The Scaffold House is an ambitious and pragmatic project ensuring that it maximizes its impact without getting sucked into a dark spiral which plagues most renovation projects.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaProject gallerySee allShow lessBritish Tradition and Craftsmanship Meet in CTO Lighting’s Luminaire FamiliesArticlesKaiyuan Street Residential Development / Baumschlager Eberle ArchitektenSelected Projects Share Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958751/scaffold-house-gaurav-roy-choudhury-architects-grca Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958751/scaffold-house-gaurav-roy-choudhury-architects-grca Clipboard Scaffold House / Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects GRCA ArchDaily Projects 2017last_img read more

Women’s basketball blows out Nicholls State, moves to 3-0 on season

first_imgSam Fristachi Twitter Linkedin Previous articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – Episode 104 (CFP Predictions, Titan Madness, Frogs 2-0, HARDEN)Next articleHoroscope: November 15, 2019 Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ printTCU women’s basketball knocked off another non-conference opponent with a 72-47 win over Nicholls State Thursday.Three Horned Frogs finished with double-digit points with guard Kianna Ray leading the way behind 14 points, six rebounds and four assists.Ryann Payne and Jaycee Bradley both scored 11 points. Payne also tallied a career-high five steals.“We practice that a lot and I just look to be real aggressive, whether it’s on the ball or off the ball,” Payne said. “And with the help of my teammates, they bring me up with energy.”Ryann Payne had a career-high five steals against Nicholls State. Photo Courtesy of Heesoo Yang.TCU opened the first quarter with a 14-4 run, but Nicholls State scored eight of the next 10 points to cut TCU’s lead to just four.This did not become a problem for the Horned Frogs as they outscored the Colonels 24-9 in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 40-21 lead.TCU then had its highest third-quarter scoring effort of the season, scoring 23 and taking a 63-37 lead.“Much better third quarter for us than the last game and I thought that was a big focus of ours coming into this game,” said head coach Raegan Pebley. “We were going to do what we needed to do in the first but show improvement in a couple areas: the third quarter and on the boards. I think we did much better in those areas.”The Horned Frogs led by as many as 29 in the third quarter and eventually pushed the lead to 30 points midway through the fourth quarter.The team scored its highest point total so far this season in the win and had a season-high 54 rebounds. This marks TCU’s highest rebounding effort in a game since having 54 against Southeastern Louisiana on Dec. 17, 2017.TCU will be back in action as they travel to its cross-town rival, SMU, next Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Moody Coliseum in Dallas. Facebook Facebook Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Twitter Linkedin + posts Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Women’s Basketball falls to Kansas State in overtime loss Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahoma TCU moves to 3-0 on the season with win over Nicholls State. Photo Courtesy of Heesoo Yang. Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. ReddIt Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/last_img read more

Voice assistants: a threat to pluralist news and information

first_img August 8, 2017 Find out more “OK Google, tell me the news.” The arrival of smart home assistants such as Google Home constitutes a new stage in the digital revolution that began with so-called intelligent voice assistants on smartphones such as Siri. But the surge in use of digital assistants and connected devices is revolutionizing access to media content and could threaten its diversity.Gone is the era of conducting searches by typing keywords into a search engine. Apps recognize the user’s voice and interact with it, orally delivering the result of an algorithmic operation designed to respond to the request. But there’s a problem. The intelligent assistant selects the news sources and limits the number of results, often to just one, using criteria that are still largely opaque.“The development of voice assistants raises the question of guarantees for pluralism in news and information,” said Elodie Vialle, the head of RSF’s Journalism and Technology desk. “By personalizing the distribution of news without leaving room for serendipity and diversity in what is made available, voice assistants are liable to reinforce the opaque and often pay-based methods of media content distribution that exist already.”In RSF’s view, the media’s interest in these voice assistants – in terms of innovation and formats – must not divert attention from the need for their developers to provide guarantees for pluralistic media content.RSF’s concern is increased by the fact that the impact of the development of voice assistants on the freedom to inform has not been sufficiently studied, although the market is booming. Forbes reports that 50% of all searches will be voice searches by 2020. Nearly a third of the population in the USA, Brazil, Mexico, India and China – a country wooed by Google where the news is under total control – will be using voice assistants by the end of 2018, according to a study by Accenture.These figures are whetting the gargantuan appetites of those who are already hyper-dominant in the provision of news. And for good reason: those who control the interface will be in a position of strength as regards imposing their services. In this economic model, news is just a loss leader. E-commerce, advertising and the sale of data about users will generate 16 billion dollars in earnings in 2021, according one of the many marketing studies published on the subject.By collecting, analysing, and centralizing data from the immediate physical environment as well as the online content viewed by the user, smart environment assistants raise many other concerns. “These are devices that listen a lot but care little,” says the French newspaper Libération, citing the gathering and collective exploitation of data about users and the obvious danger of surveillance, as well as the constant bugs. Online freedoms Internet November 6, 2017 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about the danger that the growing market for smart environments may pose for pluralism in news and information. News “Don’t relegate journalism to Facebook’s cellars,” RSF tells Zuckerberg Newscenter_img to go further Online freedoms Internet Help by sharing this information August 2, 2018 Voice assistants: a threat to pluralist news and information Organisation Five tips for Apple on how to please China’s rulers Newslast_img read more

15 drug/drink driving detections in Donegal over past week

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Twitter Previous articleWeekend break-in while Mass underway at CathedralNext articleSligo beat Harps as table toppers play friendly News Highland Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook 15 people have been caught driving under the influence in Donegal over the past week. Five arrests were for the offence of drink driving while ten motorists were arrested for drug driving offences.Gardai say the level of detections across the Donegal Division remains high and are appealing to the public to never get behind the wheel if they have either alcohol or drugs in their system.Sgt Charlene Anderson says the high level of drug driving cases in particular is a cause for concern:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/charlene1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – April 6, 2021 AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook 15 drug/drink driving detections in Donegal over past week Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more

Multiple victims in Aberdeen shooting, suspect in custody: Sheriff

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ABERDEEN, Maryland) — Multiple people were killed this morning in northeast Maryland, authorities said Thursday.Police responded to a call shortly after 9 a.m., Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler said at a news conference.Gahler cautioned that the investigation was still preliminary but said “multiple” people had been killed and “multiple” people were injured.The shooting occurred at Spesutia Road and Perryman Road in Aberdeen.The lone suspect is in custody and in critical condition at a local hospital, Gahler said. The suspect used a handgun, he added.“There is no additional threat to the community,” he noted. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the call. The sheriff’s office said earlier that people should avoid the area. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more