12 Jul
2021

Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgAccess Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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5 Jul
2021

The Boohoo share price is gaining in June. Here’s why I’d buy

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Boohoo Group (LSE: BOO) delivered a trading update this week, and the market reaction was somewhat muted. For the three months to May, the online fast-fashion retailer reported 32% revenue growth compared to the same period last year. But on the day of the announcement, the Boohoo share price barely moved.As a Boohoo shareholder, I immediately liked the results. But why didn’t the market share my bullishness? Well, I quickly reminded myself of the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in.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…The first three months of the year still happened in partial lockdown. That means the period doesn’t cover the full lifting of restrictions just yet. And judging by the enormous queues I saw at Primark when that reopened, people do seem keen to get back to the unpleasant crush of real stores.Still, the latest sales figure does represent a 91% rise over two years, which I found very encouraging. UK sales grew 95% over two years, still providing the bulk of Boohoo’s income.But US sales are growing rapidly, up 157% in the same two-year period. The total still came to a shade less than half of UK sales. And considering the potential size of the American market, I can see that possibly becoming the biggest driver of the Boohoo share price in the medium term.Boohoo share price reactionWhile the market might have reacted unenthusiastically, Boohoo shares had been gaining in anticipation. And as I write on Friday, the Boohoo share price is up 2.5% on the month, ahead of both the FTSE 100 and AIM. Still, I do see things holding it back. And one clue came in the form of another update delivered at the same time.On Tuesday, alongside the trading update, Boohoo gave us what it called an ‘Update on Agenda for Change’. And that’s the kind of thing that would usually make me a bit twitchy from an investor’s perspective. I try hard to buy shares in companies that have got things right and don’t need change. Surely only troubled companies need an agenda don’t they?This is nothing new, mind. It’s all about well-publicised issues with the Boohoo supply chain and the ethics thereof. The company now has “Responsible Sourcing and Ethical Trade teams” in place, which all sounds comforting. But I can see a drag on the Boohoo share price persisting until this change thing is all sorted out.Firm developmentsThankfully, there are concrete developments behind it all. Boohoo “published in March its full UK manufacturing list with a commitment to publish its global supplier list in September of this year, and continues to review its entire manufacturing supplier base.” There were still lots of what I saw as “feel good” words too though.The year ended February brought adjusted EPS of 8.67p. On the current Boohoo share price, that’s a P/E of around 38. That’s the lowest from Boohoo for some years. And I reckon there’s still plenty of future growth potential to make me want to buy more.Still, I wouldn’t be surprised to see share price weakness until we’ve had a full post-Covid year. 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Alan Oscroft owns shares of boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Alan Oscroft FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surgelast_img read more

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23 Jun
2021

Old hands lead Ulster to Scarlets

first_imgTAGS: Ulster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 2. Ravenhill Park3. Ravenhill Park Gardens There will also be parking restrictions in place in the Castlereagh area (Mount Merrion Avenue). Supporters are encouraged to make use of the Park ‘n’ Ride facilities at Pirrie Park and along Montgomery Road. Your co-operation is gratefully appreciated.center_img Brian McLaughlin has named an experienced team to face the Scarlets in tomorrow night’s vital Magners League game at Ravenhill. BJ Botha and Ian Humphreys are drafted straight into the starting line up after spells out injured. Botha (elbow) has not featured since the Heineken Cup match against Biarritz in January, while Humphreys (hamstring) has not played since the end of February. Andrew Trimble also returns to the starting team after missing the last two games through injury but Stephen Ferris continues to be ruled out with a knee problem. Rory Best takes over the captaincy from Johann Muller on his return to the starting XV. He played 15 minutes against Glasgow last week after returning from 6 Nations duty and will start alongside Botha and Tom Court in an all-international front row. In the back row Willie Fallon gains a start at openside flank in place of Chris Henry who drops to the bench. The backline has also been re-shuffled as Ruan Pienaar moves back to scrum half to allow Humphreys to take the No10 jersey. Adam D’Arcy comes in at fullback as Simon Danielli moves to the wing and Craig Gilroy starts on the bench. The other wing berth is occupied by Trimble who has replaced 20 year old Conor Gaston. Ulster are on a run of five straight wins, with three of those coming courtesy of last-gasp kicks. The last time Ulster won six in a row they went on to win the league in 2005/06. They currently occupy third position in the table and will face a stern test against their fellow play-off contenders. A win tonight is not only important for their Magners League challenge but they will be hoping for victory and an improved performance ahead of next week’s Heineken Cup quarter final against Northampton. Ulster Team v Scarlets (Magners League, Ravenhill, Friday 1st April, kick-off 7.05pm) (15-9): A D’Arcy; A Trimble, N Spence, P Wallace, S Danielli; I Humphreys, R Pienaar;(1-8): T Court, R Best, BJ Botha, J Muller (capt), D Tuohy, R Diack, W Faloon, P Wannenburg;Replacements (16-23): A Kyriacou, P McAllister, D Fitzpatrick, T Barker, C Henry, P Marshall, I Whitten, C Gilroy. Ulster Rugby would advise supporters coming to the game (gates open 5.30pm) to avoid parking in the immediate vicinity of the Ravenhill Grounds and that the following roads are only accessible for residents and closed to everyone else: 1. Onslow Paradelast_img read more

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20 Jun
2021

Swift reaction follows rejection of women as bishops in England

first_img Jesse Green says: Fr. Michael Neal says: November 21, 2012 at 12:37 pm This once again causes me to question membership in the Anglican Communion – our heritage stems from the Cof E and the glass ceiling imposed here makes no sense. Hugh Magee says: November 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm If you’re going to insist on following Leviticus you have to follow ALL of it, not just the parts that suit your particular biases. You know, like not shaving or cutting your hair. Or not planting your fields with different kinds of seed. Or not wearing clothing made of blended fabrics. Or not eating shellfish or pork products. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Women’s Ministry Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 November 21, 2012 at 11:02 am Regarding Susan Russell’s comment above, don’t forget that there are some of us who are sane on this side of the pond (in Scotland): the Scottish Episcopal Church has authorised the ordination of women to the episcopate.As a kind of postscript I can report that our own bishop (Brechin) is currently in Swaziland, where he has been attending the ordination of +Ellinah Wamukoyah as Africa’s first woman bishop. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs November 21, 2012 at 11:10 am I am just curious as to where this fear comes from in having a bishop who is a woman. If women have been allowed to be ordained as deacons and priests, then why is the episcopacy out of reach for women who have served God, their communities of faith, and the Church of England just as ordained men have in the past? My thoughts and prayers go out to my sisters and brothers in England who have been hurt by this action. My thoughts and prayers also go out to my sisters and brothers in England who have voted no. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service November 21, 2012 at 12:29 pm Amen to Jim Lynch Karen Fern says: November 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm Does anyone think that the Church of England’s rejection of women bishops isn’t of a piece with the conservative (okay, reactionary) position on ordination of gay men and women both as priests and as bishops? The American church is way ahead on this but it has been a traumatic sequence of events for the American Episcopalians and the Episcopal church is fracturing over it. I would have thought that the church was beyond that kind of hysterical flapping of hands. Karen Fern says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 patrick Bone says: Rector Shreveport, LA November 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm As Church teaches to clear our anger before the sun set, now is the time to set an example by Church to show that what Church teaches practice the same. We all work for glory of God not for woman or man power, or to be first in the history. There is no winner or loser with outcome of the election, if we believe all men and women are holy. November 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm It is time for the C of E to awaken to the fact that the Bible is inerrant. There are very clear statements as to what a Bishop, Priest and Deacon are to be and how they are to live and what standards they are to meet. Under no circumstances are women allowed under these edicts into the role of clergy. There are appropriate places for women religious and that is as a NUN. There is plenty of work for them to do there as they have for thousands of years. They are unwanted and unwelcome in the male role of clergy. Women are NOT to teach men anything. They don’t have the capability, stability nor the blessing of God to take over male roles.Should a woman wish to do so it would be best she leave the C of E or Episcopal Church in the USA and take themselves to another church. One that is unbiblical and allows women in roles that are against all nature.There is a place for women and it is certainly not in the [email protected] Rector Tampa, FL David Yarbrough says: November 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm Once again, the Anglican Communion (in the persona of the Church of England) tries to rewrite Scripture to suit the purposes of secular society.The first letter of Paul to Timothy, chapter 2, explicitly bars women from teaching (i.e., establishing and promoting the discipline and doctrine of the Church).The Church of England (along with TEC) chooses to ignore this scripture just as aggressivvely as it disregards Leviticus 18:22.As Christians we are charged to teach the Bible as given to the Saints, acknowledging and repenting of our own sins – not to pick and choose those teachings we’re comfortable with. To do otherwise puts the Church on a slippery slope toward destruction. November 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm The Bible is NOT inerrant but is indeed a guide to living a life pleasing to God . It is not a straitjacket. It is an invitation. November 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm The Bible…not to be taken literally as scripted, but literally in truth. And I do believe we pick and choose all the time…otherwise we would be sad shape…missing eyes, etc. November 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm Mr. Lynch’s comments are absolutely on the mark. However, logic has been a missing ingredient in the church for the past 2000 years. Who expects that to change? November 23, 2012 at 12:14 am I’ve heard it said that anyone who followed all 600 plus laws of Leviticus would rightfully be put in prison. Jim Lynch says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET November 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm NO, you are bound to teach the Bible as relevant to people living here and now rather than 2,000 years ago. No wonder you are the butts of jokes — and not even good jokes. Jesus said that the Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. Well, following that, we are bound to look at the Bible as something living and breathing and not something that died ages ago and that is being used not as support but as a straitjacket. When I was in grad school for Theology, I was taught that the Bible is a document and that it had to be analyzed for content and meaning rather than being understood literally. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis November 23, 2012 at 5:00 am I agree with Archbishop Rowan remarks in the audio file that the Church of England has ‘some explaining to do’. His commitment to ‘gradual change’, demonstrated in this and earlier debates, has again been shown to be well-intentioned but misguided. The damage done by slow attempts at finding consensus and unity, will be looked back on as a mistake. Experiencing short-term pain, returns the body to unity sooner. By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Matthew DaviesPosted Nov 21, 2012 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Julian Malakar says: November 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm If you were in my living room right now, I would hug you in gratitude for that post. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel November 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm We need to remember what Jesus taught us about how we should view the Bible. Remember he said “on these two Commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets”. The meaning is clear: if you’re reading the Bible and you’re finding in it excuses to not love one another (respect, treat as equal, honor…), then you’re reading it wrong, and you need to reconsider your actions. Or at least don’t base your disrespect and discrimination on the Bible. Find another excuse. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Karen Fern says: Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY November 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm The bible has been used to justify all sorts of wrongs – from slavery to discrimination to this sort of sexism. And now I see how it’s being used by someone so opposed to the idea of women having anything even anywhere close to equality with men that the mere mention of women’s equality sends that person off running to defend their manly territory. I know women who have far more capability and stability then men, and who have the blessings of God in their work. And if you want to counsel people to leave the church you need to take a hard look at your own relationship first with the church. Maybe everyone would be happier, yourself included, if you left. Rector Smithfield, NC November 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm The decision is not over: the votes of 6 members of the House of Laity will not deter the final decision–which may yet occur even in this Synod. And if not, then certainly by the next Synod. Gynophobia is deeply instilled in our culture and–even when it appears to have been overcome, reappears in other places. “The mills of [God] grind slowly, but they grind exceeding fine.] Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska November 21, 2012 at 11:56 am There is a missing link in the logic of this vote. A decision was made by the Church of England some years ago to ordain women priests. The key word is “ordain”. Once someone is admitted to the priesthood, then the next steps are (and not to minimize them) simply further ordinations. To say to women (or anyone else) well you can get on the first rung or two, but beyond that, forget it. There is no logic to that line of reasoning. Cooler heads will surely wake up and prevail in the Church of England! Rector Knoxville, TN November 22, 2012 at 8:04 pm Anglicanism has always stood the middle ground by being able to live within the tension created by using Tradition, Experience, and Reason in addition to Scripture as a source for its theology. We can cling to sacred cows of tradition despite what two-thousand years of reason and experience have told us about how to interpret Scripture or we can follow the Holy Spirit where it leads the Church to be today. The question I have regarding some of the negative comments above is: Are we called to follow Paul or Christ? Is, in this case, deutero-Paul the authority or is Jesus Christ the one whose teachings even the Pauline writers try to emulate? Because, what I know from the gospels and Acts is that Mary Magdalene, Mary, Martha, and many other women were part of Jesus’ entourage. Mary Magdelene is identified as a disciple which is the office that gave rise to the episcopos. In Acts, we know that Priscilla and Aquilla were missionaries of the gospel and that Lydia was the bishop of a house church. So despite Deutero-Paul’s admonition, which like all the pastoral letters is a letter meant to address a specific issue in a specific place and time, I choose to believe that it is God who calls us to our ministries, and Jesus’ own example of calling people of both sexes is the norm against which I will determine how I read the epistolary. Besides which, Deutero-Paul finds himself in conflict with Paul himself who wrote that “in Chris there is neither Jew nor Greek, Male nor Female…” (emphasis is mine). It is long past time to give up the Medieval Aristotelean view of male being pure and female being defiled. That was a power play on the Church’s part back then, which eliminated female clergy, (there were female clergy up to that point). We have some how enshrined this as dogma. It is not. It is based on unbiblical theology and it is time we called it out for what it is: sexism. Featured Jobs & Calls Linda Gosling says: Jim Lynch says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA JohnCharles says: Simone Kronae says: November 21, 2012 at 10:51 am Perhaps the Episcopal Church needs to do an “extraprovincial intervention” in England, like the churches in Nigeria and Rwanda did to us! An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET November 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm “Glass ceilings, leave the church, the church should die and on and on go the complaints and criticism. Was the vote disappointing? Yes! Was it the end of the church, women’s leadership or the world? No! The struggle for rquality will and must go on and if we believe in God’s time it will come about. Some others of the responders have been so accurate in assessing the great needs facing the Church in the world today. Looking beyond the speck on the window glass to the view out the window we see the ravages of war and disease, hunger, poverty and death. There needs to be a focus on Christ’s call to the Church to serve those who have no voice as well as respecting equality among those who serve. My heart aches for those who have been disappointed by the vote but take heart dear ones. There is another vote coming.Shirley Viall Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Anglican Communion, November 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm When people are dying the Middle East from religious intolerance, starving in Africa, and being murdered in Latin America by drug lords – a chuch with this much passion about women bishops and gay marriage is long past irrelevancy. The Episcopal Church needs to die – and so does the suicidal civilization that spawned it as its final whimper. Nancy Bracey says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT November 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm I doubt it was the Holy Spirit that was speaking to the Church years ago to ordain women, but most likely it was the spirit of politics or the spirit of the World. The Truth is not hinged to the majority (or minority) vote of the various Houses of the C of E. Katharine Laughton says: Allan Reeder says: Bob Van Keuren says: The Rev. Mary S. Janda says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rev. Prof. H. R. Bronk says: Russ Graham says: Michael McCoy, M.Div. says: Swift reaction follows rejection of women as bishops in England ‘Your church, not mine and not synod’s,’ Canterbury tells women Rector Collierville, TN November 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm The Church of England will find that there are costs to any possible decision, including this one. There were costs when the Episcopal Church first ordained women as priests and later as bishops. But the ordination of women has clearly been what “the Spirit is saying to the Church” for many years, and the Spirit will not stop talking. When women finally serve as bishops in the C of E, they will be as much of a grace and an ornament there as they are in this church. I thank God for the ministry of holy women on all levels in the Episcopal Church, by which I have been blessed again and again and again. 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 Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY November 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm We here in the USA are delighted. Hey, once you let a woman become a bishop, next, you’ll get a woman on the throne of England. November 26, 2012 at 11:49 am Those who believe the Bible need to be updated, please make no mistake to understand that we have been created by God, not accidentally evolved that human being have to be evolved with time and space and change biblical teaching as you think to be right. Source of our life is Christ Himself, not from the universe as many believe. God is eternal and His righteousness for human soul is unchanged.God knows everything about our pros and cons of having free will from 1st couple to our generation and generations to come in future. As such God provided us His righteousness thru The Bible after Resurrection of Christ, knowing all what free will could bring to destroy our souls, in course of time till end of the world. God’s righteousness is same as it was in the beginning, if we see thru His eyes, not thru our bodily eyes. For example, working for good works such as saving a child from a well or healing a blind as Christ did in Sabbath day, did not violet sanctity of Sabbath. Jew Leaders of Christ time knew it very well, but their motive to get Christ be killed was different than glory of God.At present time also, there are many political or Church leaders transformed by socio-cultural changes, try to bring about changes in the Holy Book as needed to fulfill their own interest in course of time rather than glory of God. And that creates conflicts, not the other way around. Earthly 2000 years is nothing to God’s time of infinity. As universal laws like gravitational force is unchanged throughout our universe, omnipotent God’s command is unchanged until Christ comes 2nd time. God gave us the Bible as standard not to sway by wind of contemporary world like now. We get grace by simple faith on the words of the Bible, not by he said/she said. Featured Events Jesse Green says: Jesse Green says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL November 26, 2012 at 8:41 am It humorous to me to listen to all these progressive and humanistic views, I’m so thankful that God does’nt change, and neither does HIS word……………….still love you all….. David E. Pettengill, DD says: Karen Fern says: R.T. Calcote says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Tags November 21, 2012 at 12:14 pm One wonders at times why we set rules in place for voting and then we disagree with the outcome.If a designated amount of votes are required for action, then the result of the vote is a final decision. Granted, it may not always be our preferred choice. We have been so distracted by matters which do not go along with our way of thinking that perhaps we need to focus more on Christ and spend our time realizing that the desperation of those who are in dire conditions need our attention and our focus in today’s world. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Moputo Jones says: Julian Malakar says: Rector Washington, DC tom blair says: November 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm 95% of the dioceses in the CofE support the ordination of women bishops. And the measure fails in synod after years of endless discussion. Something is both sad and very wrong with this picture. Were all these women ordained to the priesthood – but not quite? In my simple belief system, a priest is a priest. The CofE needs to face a hard truth that none of really like to face. But as individuals, in our lives in the real world, we have to confront the fact that we just can’t have it both ways all the time. In the end, the CofE can’t have it both ways either. Just as we cannot serve God and mammon. 95% of the dioceses. I think the Spirit is speaking clearly to us. If we have the courage to listen. Comments (32) Shirley E. Viall says: Canon Paula Gooder looks on alongside Rowan Williams (R), the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, after draft legislation introducing the first women bishops failed to receive final approval from the Church of England General Synod in London. Photo: REUTERS/Yui Mok[Episcopal News Service] Members of the Church of England struggled with their emotions in the hours after its General Synod rejected by six votes a measure to allow women to become bishops.It had been widely assumed that the oft-debated and amended measure — backed by both incoming and outgoing archbishops of Canterbury — would pass Nov. 20 during the second day of the church’s Nov. 19-21 group of sessions at Church House in Westminster. Archbishop of York John Sentamu said after the rejection that the measure would not proceed any further and cannot be considered again until a new synod is elected in 2015, unless a convincing case is presented by the leadership of synod and supported by its members. Details about that process are here.Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who actively supported passage of the measure, told General Synod on Nov. 21 that the day after the vote “was always going to be a difficult day,” no matter the outcome. “The priority for today for all of us is to attend to one another … that is to give to one another the care that we need, and whatever else we do today, and think today and say today, I hope that that is what we will be able to offer one another,” he said. An audio file of his comments is here.Williams made his remarks after an emergency meeting of the Church of England’s House of Bishops early in the morning Nov. 21 for what he called “an informal discussion,” and he said that the synod leadership also met during the evening of Nov. 20.The archbishop had also commented in a broadcast interview about two hours after the decision, saying that he felt “deep personal sadness” at the outcome.However, he said, the vote “isn’t the end of the story, this is not an issue that is going to go away.”“About three quarters of the total membership of synod voted for this, the dioceses voted for it, there is still the will for this to happen and so what the Church of England now has to do is find a way forward,” Williams said, noting that he understood that “so many people would like to be talking about something else and doing something else.”The archbishop said he understood the “feeling of rejection and unhappiness and deep perhaps disillusion with the institutional church that many women may be feeling” and he urged those women “not to give up.”“It is easy for me to say that, I don’t have to carry it in the same deeply personal way that these women particularly will but I still want to say it is your church, not mine and not synod’s,” he said.The Rev. Rachel Weir, chairwoman of the advocacy group Women and the Church (WATCH), said: “This is a tragic day for the Church of England after so many years of debate and after all our attempts at compromise.”Weir said bishops would need to act promptly to offer pastoral support in the coming weeks to women clergy and others who felt devastated by the decision.The U.K.-based advocacy group Inclusive Church said it “deeply regrets” the decision. “We hope that church leaders will take urgent action to bring forward new legislation and to restore public confidence in the church,” the group said in a statement.Dianna Gwilliams, chair of Inclusive Church said: “I’m personally disappointed … This debate is not about women. It is about the nature of our church and her leadership. I pray that as we continue to listen prayerfully to each other God will grant courage to all women and men who, together, are providing courageous leadership in our church.”But many conservative groups welcomed synod’s decision, which had required a two-thirds majority in each of the three houses of laity, clergy and bishops. The legislation received considerable support from the bishops and clergy, but failed by 6 votes in the House of Laity.Forward in Faith, a traditionalist movement opposed to women’s ordination, said in a statement: “We are not surprised that the legislation failed to command the necessary majorities, as it has been apparent for some time that it lacked any consensus across the whole of the Church of England. As we have done for the last decade and more, Forward in Faith stands ready to offer a better way ahead, which might indeed command that wider consensus which this draft Measure so clearly lacked. We ask now for a period of prayer and reflection on the part of the whole church, following today’s events.”And the Church Society, a group of conservative evangelicals in the Church of England, said it was “reflecting on and praying about” the outcome and would issue a complete statement later. “We are, however, pleased that synod has chosen not to pass the women bishops measure in its current form, which we believe would not have allowed the church to go forward together,” the website posting said.A society member, Zoe Hamm, told BBC Radio Five Live that she and others voted against the measure because they felt that the legislation did not give “proper provision to those of us who hold a biblical view that men and women have to play a different role in the church.” (The interview with Hamm is here beginning at 1:43.)The Rev. Rod Thomas, chair of Reform, a conservative network of individuals and churches within the Church of England, said in a statement: “We thank God that the Church of England has avoided making a big mistake which would have led to real division and a less inclusive church. The synod’s decision shows respect for the issues of conscience involved. It has avoided putting significant minorities who, as faithful Anglicans, seek to follow the Bible’s teaching, into an impossible position. We now have a real opportunity to build on the Church’s solid biblical foundations, reflecting together on the right way forward.”Soon after the vote and ahead of the bishops’ emergency meeting, members of that house issued letters to their dioceses.Bishop of Exeter Michael Langrish wrote that “many, right across the Church of England will … be feeling stunned. The mood among all synod members is subdued.”Rejection of the measure, he said, “will be a cause of disappointment, anxiety and even anger among those who have campaigned hard for this development, and believe it to be of crucial importance for the effective ministry of the church in the service of the gospel,” while for others “the outcome of the vote will be welcome.”“Many on both sides of the argument will look with concern and alarm at the prospect of this subject continuing to consume much time, energy and media attention for many years to come,” Langrish said, asking for prayer and “mutual forbearance” on the part of all diocesan members.The church needs to work hard at producing a new measure that will assure those opposed to female bishops will be  “accounted by the church as fully loyal Anglicans.”Bristol Bishop Mike Hill told his diocese that the rejection of the measure was “disastrous.”“It will be very difficult for those of us who have supported the ordination of women bishops to process our disappointment in the days ahead,” he wrote. “My prayers are with the many people who are hurting, particularly women in our churches and those within and outside the church who are bemused and disillusioned by such a failure.”Hill said he was amazed at the vote, given the agreement in principle to female bishops for years, including the fact that 42 of the 44 diocesan synods throughout England approved the legislation supporting female bishops.“In a culture that celebrates democracy, it does seem strange that a clear minority has managed to influence the debate and elected representatives in such a way,” Hill wrote. “However, we will have to come to terms with where we now are and somehow learn to live together with the serious ramifications this failure to move forward creates.”Diocese of Lincoln Bishop Christopher Lowson raised a concern voiced by many when he said “the proposal had the overwhelming support of most of the diocesan synods, and this raises very serious questions about the representation of General Synod, and calls for a broad review of how General Synod members are elected.”Lowson said the Church of England “suffered a serious credibility problem while it worked on the legislation, and this is a set-back that could cement the church’s reputation as being outdated and out-of-touch.”Meanwhile, the Catholic Group in General Synod, which said before synod convened that it did not believe that it was “appropriate” for the Church of England to allow women to become bishops, called after the vote for “mediation and conciliation … so that new legislation can be framed to provide fairly for all members of the Church of England.”According to a report by the BBC, the group said the measure failed because “because it was unclear and unfair in its provision for those who, in conscience, are unable to accept the ministry of women as bishops or priests.” The group called for the House of Bishops to reconvene talks that began in the summer among different groups, chaired by Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, who will become archbishop of Canterbury in March 2013.The group’s claim that the measure was not clear was echoed by Bishop of Pontefract Tony Robinson (a bishop suffragan in the Diocese of Wakefield) and Bishop of Plymouth John Ford. The rejection “uncovered a stubborn unease, particularly among lay people, about the measure that was presented,” they said in a statement posted on the Forward in Faith UK website. The statement said it was issued on behalf of the bishops of the Society of St Wilfrid and St. Hilda.“Acutely aware of the profound anguish that will now be felt by so many, we believe that it is wise at this point to refrain from analysis of the past or speculation about what the future might hold,” they wrote. “These are testing times for the Church of England. We pray that we who, between us, have held different opinions on this great matter will be able to find in each other the wisdom and humility we shall need to build a common future.”The Twitter-sphere was ablaze immediately after the decision as subscribers to that social media outlet expressed their opinions in bursts of 140 characters or less. Many used the #synodfail hashtag to label their views.“I have never felt less represented by synod,” tweeted the Rev. Caroline Symcox, who identifies herself as a second-year curate of a Buckinghamshire parish.Another Church of England priest, the Rev. Rachel Mann, acknowledged the scope of the issue in her tweet, which appeared to have been the first to include #synodfail. “I am genuinely shattered,” she wrote. “Yes, there are more pressing issues in the world tonight – Gaza and so on – but that’s awful.”Hannah, who identifies herself as an Exeter theology undergrad and Ottawa exchange student, tweeted: “I don’t want to be part of this church anymore.”Chris Bryant, Labour Member of Parliament for Rhondda, tweeted that “I fear the CofE as a national church died today. And many of my friends’ hearts will have broken.”In the United States, the Rev. Susan Russell, senior associate at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, said in an e-mailed comment that the Church of England “confused ‘unity’ with ‘unison.’”“The victims in this sad, fear-based decision are not the women whose vocations have once again been reduced to bargaining chips in a game of church politics or even the conservatives who feel marginalized because of their increasingly minority position,” she wrote. “The real victims are the tender souls yearning for spiritual community and for the good news of the gospel and hearing instead from the church yet another reason not to be a Christian.”“And for all the challenges we face as the Episcopal Church, I have never been more grateful to be an Anglican on this side of the pond,” she added.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg and Matthew Davies are editors/reporters for the Episcopal News Service. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anne Million says: November 21, 2012 at 10:56 pm If we listen to the words of Jesus, “Father forgive them”, and we learn from the Bible about the wrestling of mankind with the reality of God, and we don’t worship the Bible, by providing an exactitude that is not there, we will relate in love to our fellow children of God. This process should provide for an environment for turning toward the inspiration and communication from God instead of worshiping the words that represent the understanding of people almost 2000 years ago. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

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17 Jun
2021

Biwon: The Secret Garden House / UTAA

first_img South Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922409/biwon-the-secret-garden-house-utaa Clipboard Area:  824 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architect: Biwon: The Secret Garden House / UTAASave this projectSaveBiwon: The Secret Garden House / UTAASave this picture!© Jin Yyo-Suk & Hong Seok-Gyu+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share Kim Chang-Gyun Photographs:  Jin Yyo-Suk & Hong Seok-Gyu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Biwon: The Secret Garden House / UTAA 2019 Houses “COPY” Manufacturers: Eplus, Euroceramics, Zionbrickcenter_img Architects: UTAA Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeUTAAOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGangnam-guSouth KoreaPublished on August 06, 2019Cite: “Biwon: The Secret Garden House / UTAA” 05 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs ArchDaily CopyHouses•Gangnam-gu, South Korea Design Team:Bae Young-Sik, Kim Ha-AlynCity:Gangnam-guCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jin Yyo-Suk & Hong Seok-GyuRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiText description provided by the architects. Unlike the Cheongdam Sageori(crossroads) which has wide roads and colorful buildings, Biwon’s site is located at the hill crossing which is on a 6-meter road. Buildings under redevelopment around narrow roads made the horizontal space more stuffy with uniform and dense mass and darkened the scenery of the landscape with their own closed language. The first task was to solve the stuffiness of the earth and has street expansion and vitality.Save this picture!© Jin Yyo-Suk & Hong Seok-GyuDesign Solution [Change of Mass]. As the first stage of design, the scale of a building was made by stacking, and the volume was arranged by applying the city’s regulations and the appropriate area. In the process, the mass began to make a colorful form by alternating and reducing rather than a regular form. In addition, through the external stairway which is positively assigned to the street rather than the closed staircase, it has created a visual extension and a dynamic image in the landscape. Floor specific terraces placed alternately were suggested for users to use them as a yard. It has a hidden garden that can not be found in the city, and the garden serves as both inner and outer transition spaces as well as windy paths.Save this picture!© Jin Yyo-Suk & Hong Seok-GyuSave this picture!1F PlanSave this picture!© Jin Yyo-Suk & Hong Seok-Gyu Utilization of Materials [Brick]. A brick is a material whose value does not change over time. Like good buildings and people, bricks prove their value in proportion to time. Three-dimensional mass and a calm white antique brick as a single material were used to give a grand yet calm feeling while giving the weight of a building itself. In order to make a change of single material, we tried to give unity and diversity to the elevation while making a change in pattern through several stacking methods. From the general stucco work to masonry work, the building was filled with various looks. Save this picture!© Jin Yyo-Suk & Hong Seok-GyuFor Biwon, we only focused on the value of lease and area in terms of the building and ceased to think about the role and value of a building in the city. We tried to propose an answer to the question of the role of architecture in the city through Biwon as well as finding the area. The hidden garden in a city or a terrace, sunken, and stairways to a 6-meter road can be the first step. The closed staircase and the brick-surrounded open staircase create a movement flow line directly connected from the first floor to the second floor, suggesting the pleasure of the way to go, through the expressions of the various patterns and light flow of bricks. And the open terrace is an open space for the city, and the four-story terrace where the light falls between bricks is a space with a hidden garden in the city.Save this picture!© Jin Yyo-Suk & Hong Seok-GyuProject gallerySee allShow lessElizabeth Diller and Studio Fuksas Join Line-Up of Speakers at World Architecture Fe…Architecture NewsNanjing Galaxy Kindergarten / Lacime ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922409/biwon-the-secret-garden-house-utaa Clipboard Year:  “COPY”last_img read more

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16 Jun
2021

Virgin Money Giving raises over £21m in its first year

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online giving site Virgin Money Giving has generated over £21 million for charities in its first 12 months. With 87% of donations being given using Gift Aid, the total received by charities is £25 million.Virgin Money Giving used its first anniversary today to extol the value of digital giving: it cuts administration costs, improves Gift Aid uptake and “is more convenient and easier to use for charities and fundraisers”.The company entered the market by contrasting its not-for-profit model and fees with those of other existing and long-established services like Justgiving and Bmycharity. It claims that its 2% fee “to cover costs” means that it has been able “to channel £1 million more to charities” during its first year than if the cash had been donated through other online donation services.The company states that for every £10 donated on Virgin Money Giving, £12.47 is received by the charity, assuming Gift Aid donors are UK taxpayers. It charges charities £100 + VAT to register.It also reported that it had been particularly successful in securing Gift Aid declarations on small gifts of less than £5. According to thinktank ResPublica’s recent research, 80% of charities fail to chase up Gift Aid on these small sums. Yet more than 82% of donations of £5 or less handled by Virgin Money Giving were boosted by Gift Aid.Virgin Money Giving currently has over 2,400 charities registered and 40,000 fundraisers taking part in a range of activities, from the Virgin London Marathon to a team of fundraisers driving a fire engine across the globe.www.virginmoneygiving.com Tagged with: Digital  34 total views,  1 views today 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. Virgin Money Giving raises over £21m in its first year Howard Lake | 14 October 2010 | Newslast_img read more

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15 Jun
2021

U.S. ambassador butts into Haiti election

first_imgJan. 3 — Thousands of Haitians protesting in the streets against the patently fraudulent presidential elections held Oct. 25 led the Provisional Electoral Commission to suspend the second round of voting set for Dec. 27.The Haitian media received a call from de-facto Prime Minister Evans Paul on Dec. 24 that a new “independent” verification commission would be announced at 6 p.m.  After they examined the history of members of this commission, it was clear that they all had strong ties to the present regime led by Michel Martelly. (sentinel.ht, Dec. 28)But before this third report “verifying” the conduct of the Oct. 25 election was issued, U.S. Ambassador Peter Mulrean weighed in on the results.  In interviews with La Nouvelliste, the largest daily paper in Haiti, and Radio Télé Kiskeya, a radio station with a large following, he blatantly asserted that the U.S. Embassy had observers throughout Haiti who “did not see any fraud.” This was also the conclusion of the Organization of American States and European Union observers.  Mulrean said the outcome should be respected.The State Department’s coordinator for Haiti, Kenneth Merten, in an interview with the Voice of America picked up by La Nouvelliste, said he was confident that the commission would set the run-off between Jovenel Moïse (LAPEH) and Jude Célestin (PHTK), who came in first and second respectively in the first vote.Given that Washington, the imperialist power controlling Haiti, spoke so firmly, the verification commission verified what it was told to verify. President Michel Martelly announced the new date in his Independence Day speech on Jan. 1, the day Haitians celebrate their long war that won freedom from French colonialism and ended slavery in 1804.The 1990 election in Haiti that put Bertrand Aristide in office was the first election that brought the Haitian people into political life beyond simply standing in line and voting. Currently, thousands of protesters come out in the streets throughout the country, responding to calls from a radio show and word of mouth.  Setting the date of the election doesn’t settle how the Haitian people will respond to a president imposed by Washington.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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12 Jun
2021

Hamas government reinforces control over Gaza Strip media

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a new system of accreditation that Ismael Haniyeh’s government has announced for all telecommunications companies, Internet service providers, broadcast media and news agencies based in the Gaza Strip.“This decisions seems above all to be motivated by Hamas’ desire to control the press,” Reporters Without Borders said. Receive email alerts Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists to go further News News News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Palestine RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes October 15, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hamas government reinforces control over Gaza Strip media WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a new system of accreditation that Ismael Haniyeh’s government has announced for all telecommunications companies, Internet service providers, broadcast media and news agencies based in the Gaza Strip, which has been controlled by the Islamist party Hamas since June 2007.The press freedom organisation also calls for the release of three journalists who have been held without explanation since 12 October in the Gaza Strip town of Deir Al-Balah.Yusef Al-Mansi, the Hamas government’s minister of communication and information technology, told Reporters Without Borders that the aim of his directive, issued on 13 October, was “simply to regulate the work of the media in accordance with the law in effect since 1996.”“This decisions seems above all to be motivated by Hamas’ desire to control the press,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Islamist party is trying to give itself the tools that allow it to legally ban news media that show too much support for the Palestinian Authority. “After closing the state-owned Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation, banning distribution of the pro-Fatah newspapers Al-Hayat Al-Jadida and Al-Ayyam and arresting dozens of journalists, the Haniyeh government is going one step further by issuing this highly questionable directive. The Palestinian Authority is no better, as news media affiliated to Hamas are no longer allowed to work in the West Bank.“One of the results of these coercive measures imposed by Hamas is to force Palestinian journalists to censor themselves. They are also helping to delay the return of foreign journalists, who pulled out of the Gaza Strip after British journalist Alan Johnston’s abduction. Pluralism and media diversity are threatened by this kind of decision.”The communication ministry’s directive has been greeted with concern by media owners in the Gaza Strip. Shahdi Al-Kashif, the head of the Ramattan news agency, told Reporters Without Borders that the political motives were much more important than the legal aspects.“Journalists are caught in a game of reprisals between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority,” he said. “Hamas is now asking us to register with the Gaza Strip government, while the Palestinian Authority bans any contact with this government, which it dissolved.”In a separate development, Hamas security services arrested three journalists – Yusef Fayad and Akram Al-Louh, who work for the daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, and online reporter Hani Ismael – at their homes in the central Gaza Strip town of Deir Al-Balah on 12 October and took their computers. They are still being held without charge. Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more PalestineMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2021 Find out more News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

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12 Jun
2021

Military justice threatens confidentiality of sources in corruption case

first_img November 11, 2020 Find out more Chile: RSF calls for exemplary investigation into Chilean photographer’s murder News Organisation Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Reporters Without Borders accuses Chile’s military justice system of violating freedom of information by pressuring the staff of the political weekly The Clinic to reveal their sources for a series of reports about alleged corruption and embezzlement involving many army officers.The Clinic owner and legal representative Pablo Dittborn, publisher Patricio Fernández, editor Andrea Moletto and Mauricio Weibel, the reporter who wrote the stories, were summoned for questioning at the start of October by Rodrigo Acevedo, the military judge in charge of investigating the leaks leading to the exposure of the so-called “Milicogate” scandal.However, Chile’s military courts have not been empowered to investigate cases involving civilians since 2011 and, in theory, are limited to handling cases directly linked to the armed forces.Officially, the magazine’s owner and staff members were just questioned as witnesses but in practice they were pressured to reveal their sources. The confidentiality of the media’s sources is nonetheless guaranteed by Chile’s press law (Ley de Prensa) and by rulings on this subject issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which Chile is required to respect.“This violation of the confidentiality of sources and attempted intimidation by the Chilean military justice system are unacceptable and constitute a grave violation of media freedom and democracy in Chile,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Latin America bureau. “We urge the Chilean authorities to respect the press law and Chile’s international obligations.”Weibel’s reports exposing the Milicogate scandal were published in The Clinic in August. They revealed the existence of a major ring involving officers and other military personnel who allegedly embezzled millions of dollars in public funds from 2010 to 2014 and spent the money on holidays, parties, horses and casinos.The government has so far said nothing publicly about the corruption scandal or the methods used by the military justice system in an attempt to hush it up. The government’s silence is all the more worrying because it is the first time that Chile’s military justice system has interrogated journalists in this manner.Weibel was given police protection in 2012 and 2013 after he wrote a book containing revelations from the 1973-1990 military dictatorship’s secret archives. At the time, he received many threats, his home was broken into and his laptops were stolen.Chile is ranked 43rd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News News ChileAmericas November 27, 2015 – Updated on May 12, 2016 Military justice threatens confidentiality of sources in corruption casecenter_img Receive email alerts to go further November 26, 2019 Find out more News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Chile July 6, 2020 Find out more ChileAmericas last_img read more

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31 May
2021

Debt and Regret Among Some Homebuyers

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Debt and Regret Among Some Homebuyers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Related Articles April 19, 2018 1,592 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Purchasing a home is unquestionably one of the biggest expenditures most consumers will make in a lifetime. It’s exciting, it’s nerve-wracking, it’s fraught with decisions. And when you finally find the “perfect” space to call your own, it’s also nearly impossible to resist—especially these days with inventory drum-tight, interest rates still hovering near the lowest recorded numbers in the past 30 years, and intense competition for the available properties. Sadly, for some buyers, that urge to acquire an abode is putting them in a precarious financial position, according to a new WalletHub study.The company recently set about determining which U.S. cities have the most overleveraged mortgage debtors. WalletHub compared the median mortgage balances against the median income and median home value in more than 2,500 cities.The nation’s number-one most overleveraged city, according to WalletHub? Willis, Texas, with an overleverage score of 65.77. How do the numbers shake out? Median mortgage debt in Willis is $141,422, while the median home value sits at $74,600. Median income is $33,933, mortgage debt-to-income ratio is 417 percent, and mortgage debt-to-house value ratio is 190 percent.Number two on the list is Ewa Beach, Hawaii, which garnered a 65.33 overleverage score. There, median mortgage debt is $357,535 and median home value is $468,200, while median income stands at $35,656. The mortgage debt-to-income ratio is 1003 percent, and the mortgage debt-to-house value ratio totals 76 percent.Now that you have an idea of how the scoring system works, here are the overleverage scores for the remaining cities in the top 10: Dumfries, Virginia—65.29; Kahului, Hawaii—63.66; Santa Ana, California—62.3; Lahaina, Hawaii—62.2; Watsonville, California—58.35; Bell Gardens, California—56.35; Vista, California—55.72; and Richmond, Texas—55.51.A simple tool like a mortgage calculator can be a huge aid in figuring out an affordable monthly payment and realistic payoff timeline, WalletHub says. Plus, a credit-score makeover (if necessary) is also a big help, it advises. The critical key, it notes, is knowledge.“As with any major financial decision, it’s wise to improve one’s credit score before applying for a mortgage in order to qualify for the best possible rates,” WalletHub said. “Without a good grasp of how to pay off mortgage debt, consumers might find that debt unsustainable.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Examining Housing Inequality Next: Rental Payment History vs. Mortgage Delinquency Risk The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordability debt Mortgage Debt Mortgage Leverage WalletHub 2018-04-19 Alison Rich Debt and Regret Among Some Homebuyers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability debt Mortgage Debt Mortgage Leverage WalletHub Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Alison Rich Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

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