Everything looks a bit gloomy right now, as the stock market crash returned in force on Friday, with the FTSE 100 ending the day around 5% lower.The stock market crash may get worse before it gets better, but at some point, share prices could recover rapidly. 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The tidal wave of liquidity drove the subsequent decade-long bull market. This run, the longest in US history, only came to an end when Covid-19 triggered today’s stock market crash.Mould reckons it will happen all over again. Once we get some positive news on coronavirus, as we will at some point, the Fed’s liquidity gusher could create a stock market bubble to dwarf anything we have seen this millennium.It will be further turbo-charged by domestic stimulus, as Chancellor Rishi Sunak and the Bank of England join in the emergency splurge. When all that comes together, the FTSE 100 could fly from today’s reduced levels.If you start feeding money into your Stocks and Shares ISA today, when the stock market crash has knocked almost a third off share prices, you could benefit when the rebound ultimately comes.Load your Stocks and Shares ISAThere is a chance that the monetary authorities will withdraw the stimulus just as the party is getting started, but only a slight chance. Again, history suggests they will leave all that hot money bubbling away, driving share prices higher and higher.Remember that Donald Trump will be looking to get re-elected this year, and will want to take the credit for another stock market rally.You still have to be brave to invest in the middle of a stock market crash like this one. I have topped up my FTSE 100 and FTSE All-Share trackers, but I found it unnerving, even though I have been waiting for such a buying opportunity for years.As ever, you should never invest money you will need in the next five years, and ideally 30 or 40 years, especially if your job is menaced by the lockdown. If you can hold on for the long term, though, now could be a great time to invest.The monetary authorities have been acting as a backstop to share prices ever since 2008. They are going to do it again. It’s not pretty, but that’s where we are. When this crash is over, the stimulus-fuelled FTSE 100 recovery may take us all by surprise. 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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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Facebook Twitter EmailLinkEmbedCopy and paste this HTML code into your webpage to embed. play-sharp-outline play-rounded-outline Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET pause-sharp-fill Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA pause-rounded-fill 00:00 © 2018 Flowplayer ABAbout FlowplayerGPL based license The Concert for the Human Family series was developed alongside the church’s Becoming Beloved Community initiative, which focuses on the work of racial reconciliation within and beyond the church. The concert series brings together musicians from different backgrounds and genres who have unique personal perspectives to offer.The May 22 concert takes place on the second day of a larger three-day churchwide event, “One in the Spirit: Pentecost Way of Love Revival Weekend,” that coincides with Pentecost.“Pentecost is the season when we celebrate the birth of the church and the Spirit landing on the glorious diversity of God’s people,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in a press release. “Thanks to vaccinations and CDC recommendations, it’s also the moment when lots of our churches can finally open their arms more fully to the public. We want to mark this moment of renewal with a revival and pray that God would rain blessing, guidance and power down on all people.”The churchwide virtual revival begins on May 21 at 8 p.m. Eastern time with Washington National Cathedral’s Vigil of Hope, continues with the Concert for the Human Family on the 22nd, and wraps up with a virtual Pentecost Way of Love Revival worship service on May 23 at 4 p.m. EDT. The Sunday service will feature the testimonies, songs and voices of Episcopalians in cathedrals and communities across the church, including St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, Washington, Indigenous churches in Navajoland and South Dakota, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Washington National Cathedral and Christ Church in St. Louis, Missouri.The concert will showcase the collaboration between Caudill and Wordsmith, which yielded a collection of songs transcending the boundaries of genre, geography and race. Ranging from lighthearted to heavy, their songs cover topics from the racial profiling Wordsmith has experienced as a Black man to the rural beauty of Caudill’s native Appalachia.Wordsmith told ENS he appreciated the project’s candid approach, in which touchy topics were not off-limits and open, honest conversations were encouraged. He hopes the concert has the same effect on the audience.Wordsmith during the recording of the Concert for the Human Family in April 2021 at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. Photo: The Episcopal Church“We’ve been talking about the struggles we’ve been going through, talking about the divide that we have in America, and just really putting these things out here bluntly so we can have this conversation through music,” Wordsmith said. “I feel this concert will really continue to open people’s eyes, continue to keep the discussions alive on so many topics in this world that we have to address. And that’s my biggest hope, that more people will come together and unite over this.”“The whole thing is designed to spark conversations and to strengthen communities and hopefully open up an important dialogue between all of us,” Caudill told ENS.“Everything has been based on very real and very deep conversations and research that we’ve had with folks” going back several years, he said; though they sound tailor-made to the 2020-21 period of racial reckoning, almost all of the songs were written before the murder of George Floyd last May. One deals with the 2005 racially motivated murder of Anthony Walker in England, which Caudill learned about in detail on a trip to Liverpool with a team from The Episcopal Church in 2019.“Sadly, it all stayed relevant,” Caudill said.As difficult as it is to talk about such painful topics, Wordsmith said he found it healing to help other people understand them.“Everything we’ve seen with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others – we just want other communities to understand our plight understand what we’re going through and be willing to learn.”Caudill and Wordsmith said they strove to make music that can transcend spiritual traditions as well as personal backgrounds. While The Episcopal Church is sponsoring the concert series, the music is broadly spiritual rather than overtly religious, inviting people of other faiths or no faith to engage with it.“It’s important to me that people know that I’m a person of faith,” Caudill told ENS. “At the same time, I want them to know that if they’re having conversation with me, I want to learn about and understand why they view the world the way they do, and to feel welcome to have any kind of conversation they want.”Kory Caudill plays piano during the recording of the Concert for the Human Family in April 2021 at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. Photo: The Episcopal ChurchWordsmith, who is not a churchgoer, told ENS he felt welcome to speak about faith on his own terms.“That’s been a beautiful thing of working with Episcopal churches: I’ve never been judged at all,” he said. “It was really about ‘We want you to tell your story. We want you to feel open in this world.’”The May 22 concert will incorporate the church’s From Many, One project that fosters conversation and storytelling across differences; through a series of questions and dialogue prompts, people of different backgrounds are encouraged to seek out common ground and understand each other’s motivations.“The whole concert is about inspiring and equipping us to live as the whole human family of God, so story sharing is woven throughout the experience,” Spellers told ENS. “The concert begins with a From Many, One conversation between two of the musicians, sharing about what they love, what they’ve lost, where they hurt, and what they dream, all from their very different perspectives and life experiences. These are the stories and dreams that informed much of the music you’ll hear, so it’s wonderful to have the event open this way.”“The concert ends with Bishop Curry inviting the audience to try a brief conversation across difference on Zoom for themselves. You go from being a mere listener to being a participant,” she added.Click here for updates on future concerts in the Concert for the Human Family series, including in-person events anticipated in the fall.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Concert for the Human Family celebrates connection through music and storytelling The first in a series, the concert is part of a churchwide Pentecost revival Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID pause-rounded-outline Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET play-sharp-fill Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY play-rounded-fill By Egan MillardPosted May 18, 2021 Kory Caudill (left, at piano) and Wordsmith (right, at microphone) perform during the prerecorded Concert for the Human Family in April 2021 at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. Photo: The Episcopal Church[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s upcoming Concert for the Human Family seeks to unify people across boundaries at the intersection of faith, art and justice. Though planning for the concert was underway well before the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 election and the racial reckoning that followed George Floyd’s murder, its themes of connecting across difference and healing through storytelling have only become more relevant.“We know music and stories have the power to open us and connect us more deeply than a speech or book might,” the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism, reconciliation and stewardship of creation, told Episcopal News Service. “We hope this experience will move us into transformative action.”The first concert in the series will stream online for free at 6 p.m. Eastern time on May 22. Filmed in April with COVID-safe protocols at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, the concert includes performances by Kory Caudill, a pianist from Nashville, Tennessee, who has partnered with The Episcopal Church to design the series, and featured artist Wordsmith, a rapper from Baltimore, Maryland. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA pause-sharp-outline
Project gallerySee allShow lessChapman Taylor Designs Masterplan for the World Horticultural Expo in Poland’s Third…Architecture NewsMVRDV Reveals Glass Mural, an Office and Retail Building in Detroit’s Active Food HubArchitecture News Share Architects: Wallmakers Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Thiruvananthapuram, India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948757/pirouette-house-wallmakers Clipboard Architect In Charge:Vinu DanielDesign Team:Oshin Mariam Varughese, J.M.Srivarshini, Gayatri Maithani, Swathi Raj, Keerthi Kausalya, Shiuly Roy, Neeraj S. Murali, Dhawal DasariInterns:Nihaal Gafoor, Smit Zalavadia, Apoorva Goutam, Harshita G Tophakhane, Manav Muralee, Rohith Krishna, Bharati Gupta, Yash Sukhwani, Neeraj ViswamClient:Mr.KiranEngineering:Adcons Infrastructure Private LimitedLandscape:Vinu DanielFabrication Team:Kunjumon James, Kunjumon James and team -J.K steelsCity:ThiruvananthapuramCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jino SamRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Located smack in the middle of an urban and crowded locale of Trivandrum, the site was a small plot that was being suffocated by other residential projects from all four sides. The idea of this residence was to have an inward facing house with all its spaces opening into a funneling central courtyard. The house is aligned in the East-West direction with openings facilitating for maximum cross-ventilation.Save this picture!© Jino SamSave this picture!Ground Flour PlanSave this picture!© Jino SamSave this picture!© Jino SamIn the context of the city of Trivandrum that stands as a testimonial to many of Ar.Laurie Baker’s masterpieces, it seemed fit to modify one of his own introductions, the Rat trap bond masonry technique in this site which didn’t offer the opportunity for soil excavation or for making mud blocks. Keeping in mind that Brick kilns in Trivandrum is a dying industry with people opting out for wire-cut machine made bricks, this was also an attempt to promote this local agriculture based industry that is on the brink of extinction.Save this picture!© Jino SamThe Rat trap bond is a brick masonry method of wall construction in which bricks are placed in vertical position instead of conventional horizontal position and thus creating a cavity within the wall that increases thermal efficiency, cuts down on the total volume of bricks used and is ideal for concealing structural members and service ducts. The idea was further developed to form a series of slanting walls that danced left and right, converging only to support the ferrocement shell roof. Each staggered wall has been tailor-made to suit the issue of deficiency in space that this residence posed, aiming to create larger volumes and a feeling of privacy.Save this picture!© Jino SamSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Jino SamScaffolding pipes left behind from the construction stage soon were reused to form the central staircase and the grillwork. Keeping in mind the principle of discarding nothing as ‘waste’ the wooden planks were also pieced together to form part of the flooring in the living areas. Cane has been acquired from the neighbourhood, treated and wound around the grillwork to create subtle screens for privacy and for various furniture.Save this picture!© Jino SamThe Pirouette House features the “Last of the Mohicans” fired bricks as an ode to the stellar practice of Laurie Baker with spaces that are made beautiful by the pure geometry and patterns created by the walls that seem to be coming alive and pirouetting around.Save this picture!© Jino SamMaterials used in Construction:1. Fired bricks for Rat Trap bond masonry – Rat trap bond is a brick masonry method of wall construction introduced by Laurie Baker in Kerala, in which bricks are placed in vertical position instead of conventional horizontal position and thus creating a cavity (hollow space) within the wall that increases thermal efficiency and cuts down the number of bricks.2. Waste wood – Cut wooden scrap pieces have been joined to panel a part of the flooring.Save this picture!© Jino SamSave this picture!First Floor Concept PlanSave this picture!© Jino Sam3. MMT Ferrocement shells– These wafer-like structures are steel reinforced arched shells with effective thickness of 2.5cm and they take equal load of respective R.C.C slabs. They effectively reduce the overall cement consumption by 40% and steel consumption by 30%.These replace the R.C.C Slab in roofing as they are as strong as 1200 kg/m2. Save this picture!© Jino Sam4. Discarded Scaffolding pipes for Staircase and Grillwork – The staircase and the grillwork of this house has been made entirely out of scrap scaffolding pipes that have been welded in place.5. Oxide – Floor and selected walls have been finished with grey and yellow oxides.6. Cane – Cane has been treated and woven together in-between the grillwork to act as a partial screen for privacy. Save this picture!© Jino Sam+ 25Curated by Hana Abdel Share India Sarath Prasad and team, Shivadas, Sarath Prasad Photographs “COPY” Ezhil and team, Deepu and team 2020 Pirouette House / WallmakersSave this projectSavePirouette House / Wallmakers Photographs: Jino Sam Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948757/pirouette-house-wallmakers Clipboard “COPY” Masons: Year: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Jotun, EBCO, Rhino, Simpolo, Zydex Area: 196 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Carpenter: Pirouette House / Wallmakers Projects CopyAbout this officeWallmakersOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThiruvananthapuramOn FacebookBrick HousesIndiaPublished on October 01, 2020Cite: “Pirouette House / Wallmakers” 01 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Kaylee Bowers Twitter ReddIt ReddIt Twitter From Muscat to Fort Worth Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., speaks during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 4, 2013. Reed is drafting a proposal that would require college endowments of more than $1 billion to spend at least 25 percent of their profits every year on financial aid. Reed’s goal is to help lower tuition costs for students from working-class families. + posts Choosing TCU as a religious minority student Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Kaylee Bowershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaylee-bowers/ Bollywood cardio class spreads cultural awareness The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Kaylee Bowershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaylee-bowers/ Kaylee Bowershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaylee-bowers/ Texas Frog Camps are now free for incoming students printCongress sent TCU and 55 other private schools a letter in February asking how they use their endowments of over $1 billion.The Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee want to make higher education more affordable, wrote David Pasch, the communications director for Rep. Peter Roskam, R-IL, the chairman of one of the subcommittees, in an email.Both the schools and their endowments are tax-exempt because the IRS defines them as charitable institutions that advance education, Pasch wrote.“The committees will review to what extent these colleges and universities are serving their charitable purpose, especially since the cost of private four-year schools has increased 146 percent in 30 years,” Pasch wrote.In other words, similar schools went from costing an average of about $13,000 to about $31,000, Pasch wrote.Endowment functions Chancellor Victor Boschini said endowments are essentially savings accounts that guarantee schools continue to exist.TCU’s $1.47 billion endowment is “well governed” by the Board of Trustees and allows the university to expand its scope of operations, said Jim Hille, the chief investment officer of TCU’s endowment.“Endowments grow through donations and investment returns,” Hille said. “The majority of TCU’s is invested in areas including stock markets, bond markets and real estate with the purpose of creating a long-term asset,” Hille said.“About 5 percent of TCU’s endowment is spent on annual operations, Hille said, which accounts for approximately 12 percent of the operations budget. Tuition is the most central of other yearly operational revenue sources,” Hille said.Most schools, including Brown University and Northwestern University, use their endowments similarly, according to the school websites.TCU’s endowment in context TCU has the third largest endowment of all the Texas schools that received a letter. The other schools are Baylor University, SMU, Trinity University, Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, Pasch wrote.Each has an endowment in the $1 billion range, except for Rice’s $5.557 billion, according to the university websites.Those endowments, however, are relatively low when compared to the endowments of letter recipients like Harvard and Yale. Harvard’s endowment is $37.6 billion; Yale’s is $25.57 billion, according to their websites.TCU’s response will clarify the purpose and distribution of its large endowment, Hille said.“The general population, including our congressmen, don’t really understand how endowments work,” Hille said. “To give them credit, this is their way of getting to understand how endowments work.”Endowment limitationsRegardless of size, endowments are not used to decrease overall tuition, although part of the 5 percent devoted to the operating budget goes to scholarships, Hille said.If more than 5 percent were set aside for operations each year, the endowment would eventually run out, and that would be unfair to future generations, Hille said.“Tuition would have to offset that, so that would be short-term gain and long-term pain,” Hille said.Boschini said the main cause of rising tuition is student and parent demands.“They could have lower tuition the moment they want less services,” Boschini said. “The problem is, they never do.”Essentially, Hille said, a school’s endowment size cannot significantly change tuition costs without severe future consequences.Response Boschini said large endowments are good as long as they benefit the institution.“People will stop giving money to TCU as soon as they think we’re not doing a good job with it,” Boschini said.Boschini wants individuals to be able to vote on endowment effectiveness, not Congress, he said. He said Congress is trying to simplify a complex issue.Hille is coordinating TCU’s response with a team of about 12, he said. The deadline is April 1.Pasch wrote, “Depending on their findings, the committees may start legislative efforts to ensure endowment spending more directly meets the charitable goals of higher education.” Linkedin Facebook Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Kaylee Bowershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaylee-bowers/ Linkedin Previous articleArt, science departments to continue zoo enrichment courseNext articleStudent campaign honors student veterans at TCU Kaylee Bowers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook
July 25, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist sentenced to nine months in prison Organisation KenyaAfrica April 6, 2020 Find out more Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists News KenyaAfrica Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Kenya Reports RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts News Christopher Mwoki Kyandi, journalist and editor of the scandal magazine The Truth, was sentenced to nine months in prison on 24 July for publishing “false news.””Without in any way endorsing this kind of media or journalism, we protest against a prison term completely out of proportion to the offence,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to attorney-general Amos Wako asking for the journalist to be freed at once.Early this month, The Truth published a story about sex on its back and front pages that caused great excitement in Nairobi, and a large number of people went to where the event supposedly took place. Police arrested the editor and seized 200 copies of the paper. In court on 11 July, he pleaded guilty to writing and spreading a rumour, was convicted two weeks later and went to jail at once to begin his nine-month sentence.Reporters Without Borders notes that early last month, a High Court judge banned the sale of the 3-9 June issue of the Weekly Citizen newspaper at the request of businessman Sunil Behal, who was suing the paper for libel. The paper habitually prints sex gossip. November 27, 2020 Find out more News to go further June 13, 2019 Find out more
Linkedin Print WhatsApp TAGS2040Atlantic CorridorKen JohnsonLimerick Chamber’s Corporate PartnerSecretary General Graham Doyle Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick can be a counterbalance to Dublin, says Chamber NewsBusinessLimerick Chamber business leaders stress the importance of infrastructural intervention for LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 12, 2018 2632 Taoiseach sees new infrastructure as key to region’s success Top businesses honoured at Limerick Chamber awards Email Advertisement From Left to Right: Dr James Ring – CEO Limerick Chamber, Graham Doyle – Secretary General, Ken Johnston – President Limerick ChamberPicture: Shauna KennedyLimerick Chamber’s Corporate Partners met with one of the country’s leading government officials, Secretary General Graham Doyle last week to emphasise the need for key infrastructural interventions for Limerick and the wider Mid-West region.Developing key infrastructure to advance the Atlantic corridor can deliver huge national economic benefits, Limerick Chamber President Ken Johnson stated in a meeting with Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.The Secretary General was provided with a clear understanding of the infrastructure projects that key businesses in the region want Government to prioritise. These include delivery of the M20 along the original route envisaged (via Mallow), completion of the Northern Distributor Road, as well as prioritising investment in Shannon Airport and Shannon Foynes Port, including related transport and particularly road infrastructure. The need for faster rail links from Limerick to Dublin was also noted by the group to the senior civil servant.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During the meeting, Chamber President Ken Johnson stressed the need for Government recognition in the National Planning Framework, of how the Atlantic corridor can provide economic development counterbalance to Dublin and help to alleviate pressures on the capital.The President highlighted how the Framework to 2040 needs to recognise that developing our regional cities, more ambitious targets on their growth prospects and strengthening interlinks and co-operation between them, must be the primary focus to ensure more balanced regional growth.Said Mr Johnson, “We are at a very critical juncture for the nation’s economy. The National Planning Framework will be a blueprint for how Ireland is going to be developed over the next 20 years and more, but it has to be a bold plan with a vision for a new Ireland that is developed in large part by maximising the capacity of the regions to grow.”“To deliver this we need strategic investment in infrastructure and this was the key message we made to Mr Doyle. We emphasised to the Secretary General the desire and capacity of this region, as part of an Atlantic Corridor, to play a part in rebalancing the national economy.”The Chamber President outlined how, from a population projection and infrastructure planning perspective, combining Cork-Limerick-Galway together makes sense, where the combined region can deliver stronger economic growth greater than the sum of these three individual regionsHe also detailed how enhancing intercity links will increase the collective capacity to market the combined city regions of Cork-Limerick-Galway from an economic development perspective, which in turn will act as a catalyst for greater collaboration among key stakeholders in these city regions.More about business here. Limerick Chamber tribute to Michael Noonan Previous articleBusiness lessons from behind the Fairy DoorNext articleLimerick TD criticises delay in rollout of deposit protection scheme Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Places of Interest—10 Hotspots for Million Dollar Homes Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Million Dollar Realtor.com top 10 Previous: VRM Mortgage Services Receives 10-Year VA Contract Next: Agencies Release CRA-Eligible List About Author: Staff Writer Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago With housing prices continuing to climb, and the housing shortage steadily creeping forward, more metros are seeing a significant majority of their homes hit the million dollar mark. And while that doesn’t necessarily mean homebuyers get less for more, it does mean that “affordable” housing in certain highly desired areas of the country might come with an extra zero on its price tag. Realtor.com recently released their ranking of the top 10 cities with the most new million dollar homes. In more than 900 metro areas, they compared the number of homes costing at least $1 million in 2017 to the number of homes that cost at least $1 million in 2014—the difference indicated how much growth was measured. They also limited the number of cities per state included in the list to two in order to have a more diverse, national list. Number one on the list was Denver, Colorado. In 2014, Denver had 3.3 percent of its homes worth over $1 million or more—in 2017, the share of million dollar hoes was 9.4 percent, an increase of 6.1 percent. That’s just a 10th of a percentage point above Santa Rosa, California, a metro that saw million-dollar growth sitting at 6.0 percent, up from 8.1 percent in 2014 to 14.1 percent in 2017. Boulder, Colorado, a suburb 40 minutes outside of Denver proper, landed the number three spot, with 5.7 percent growth in the last three years from 9 percent to 14.7 percent. Colorado and California were the only two states to feature two cities on Realtor.com’s list—the latter being Truckee, California, with a 5.3 percent increase: from 7.1 percent to 12.4 percent. Other major metropolitan areas to make the list were: Boston, Massachusetts (3.1 percent growth); Seattle, Washington (2.4 percent growth); Santa Fe, New Mexico (2.3 percent growth); and Charleston, South Carolina (2.1 percent growth). The other two cities that made the list but weren’t located in major cities were Fredericksburg, Texas, at number five, with 3.9 percent growth from a 9.8 percent share to a 13.6 percent share; and, Heber, Utah, at number six, with a 3.7 percent growth from 6.8 percent to 10.5 percent. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Million Dollar Realtor.com top 10 2017-06-21 Staff Writer The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Places of Interest—10 Hotspots for Million Dollar Homes June 21, 2017 1,198 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe
jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has infected more than 823,000 people around the world.Over 174,000 of those patients have recovered from the the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19.More than 40,000 people across the globe have died, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.With more than 175,000 diagnosed COVID-19 cases, the United States has by far the highest national tally in the worldAt least 3,415 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S.Here’s how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:1:41 p.m.: Louisiana’s death toll reaches 239In Louisiana, one of the hardest-hit states, 239 people have now died from coronavirus — a 29.1% increase from Monday.At least 5,237 in the state have tested positive. Of those, 1,355 people are in the hospital, including 438 people who are on ventilators.Gov. John Bel Edwards said New Orleans is expected to run out of ventilators on Sunday and hospital beds by Monday.The governor said Monday that Louisiana has ordered 14,000 ventilators, including 5,000 from the national stockpile.12:45 p.m.: United Kingdom deaths double in 24 hoursThe United Kingdom has recorded its highest number of daily coronavirus deaths with 381 people losing their lives in the last 24 hours.That doubles the number of deaths reported Monday.The U.K.’s death toll now stands at 1,789.The largest number of confirmed cases are in London, where officials say the number of those infected is spreading quickly.12:29 p.m.: New York City crime drops off the map“Crime has dropped off the face of the map” in the nation’s most populated city since social distancing began, NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said. “The foot traffic is almost nil at this point in time,” Shea said Tuesday,Police calls are down, which is a benefit to the NYPD as 15% of its uniformed officers — about 5,600 cops — are out sick.The NYPD has had 17 people come back to work after testing positive since Friday, Shea said.“They are back, they are better and they are jumping in to fill the place when people go down,” he said.At least 914 people have died from coronavirus in New York City, the city health department reported Monday night.Over 38,000 New York City residents have tested positive.12:10 p.m.: Need to prepare for ‘battle’ at the apex, Cuomo saysIn hard-hit New York state, 1,550 people have died from COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.Over 75,000 have tested positive in the state, and of those, 2,710 people are in intensive care units as of Tuesday, the governor said.“I am tired of being behind this virus. We’ve been behind this virus from day one,” Cuomo said, stressing that the main battle will be at the “apex” of the curve — which has not yet been reached.“We are planning now for the battle at the top of the mountain,” Cuomo said, including stockpiling equipment.The governor said it’s important that there’s a social acceptance of the time expectations“Everybody wants to know one thing: when is it over. Nobody knows,” Cuomo said. “It is not gonna be soon … calibrate your expectations.”To the public, the governor stressed, “everyone is subject to this virus. It is the great equalizer. I don’t care how smart, how rich, how powerful you think you are.”Gov. Cuomo said his younger brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, has tested positive for coronavirus. The governor said he spoke to his brother Tuesday morning and that he “will be fine.”But the governor also chastised the younger Cuomo for letting their mother go to his house several weeks ago.“I said, ‘That is a mistake. You expose her to a lot of things,’” the governor said. “She’s older and she’s healthy but I said, ‘you can’t have mom at the house.’”“If my brother still had my mother at his house … now we’d have a much different situation,” he said.Chris Cuomo tweeted Tuesday, “I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath.”Chris Cuomo said he’s quarantined in his basement and will anchor his CNN show from there.11:30 a.m.: Walmart will check employee temperaturesWalmart says it will start taking employees’ temperatures when they arrive at work and will ask them “some basic health screening questions.”Coronavirus map: Tracking the spread in the US and around the worldAny employee with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to go home and will be paid for reporting to work, Walmart said in a statement.Masks are expected to arrive in one to two weeks and will be available for any employees who want them, Walmart added. 10:26 a.m.: Masks for everyone ‘under very active consideration,’ Fauci saysDr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CNN Tuesday that masks for everyone is “under very active consideration.”The possibility of recommending that all Americans wear masks will be discussed at Tuesday’s coronavirus task force meeting and officials will come “close to coming to some determination” when there are enough for health care workers, Fauci said.Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health Emergencies Program, said Monday, “we don’t generally recommend the wearing of masks in public by otherwise well individuals because it has not been, up to now, associated with any particular benefit.”Ryan added that they do not criticize the practice and it may offer psychological benefits but there’s some evidence to suggest the opposite in the misuse of masks and there’s also a massive global shortage to consider. “Right now the people most at risk for this virus are frontline health workers who are exposed to the virus every second of every day,” Ryan said. “The thought of them not having masks is horrific,” he said.WHO officials reiterated that symptomatic and diagnosed patients should wear masks to prevent the transmission to others.9:30 a.m.: TSA screenings reach another record low As the pandemic intensifies, airline travel is continuing to plunge in the U.S. and TSA screening numbers have fallen to the lowest in over a decade. The TSA said it screened 154,080 travelers nationwide on Monday, compared to the 2,360,053 passengers screened on the same day last year. 8:56 a.m.: 12-year-old girl becomes youngest known coronavirus victim in EuropeA 12-year-old Belgian girl has become the youngest known person in Europe to die after contracting the novel coronavirus. Dr. Emmanuel Andre, a spokesman for Belgium’s national crisis center, announced the untimely death of the unnamed girl at a press conference Tuesday, saying it was “an emotionally difficult moment, because it involves a child, and it has also upset the medical and scientific community.” “We are thinking of her family and friends,” Andre added. “It is an event that is very rare, but one which upsets us greatly.”A spokesperson for Belgium’s health ministry told ABC News the girl succumbed to the disease over the weekend. Further information was not immediately available due to privacy concerns for her family. There are at least 12,775 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in Belgium, and at least 705 of those patients have died, according to the latest count from Johns Hopkins University. Belgium’s health ministry has recorded 98 deaths within the past 24 hours.8:13 a.m.: Spain reports highest single-day death toll from COVID-19Spain has recorded an additional 849 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest single day in-country increase since the pandemic began.The 11.5% increase brings the country’s national death toll from COVID-19 to 8,189. About 85 percent of the newly reported fatalities were patients over the age of 70, according to the Spanish Ministry of Health.The health ministry also recorded 9,222 newly diagnosed cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 94,417 — a 10.8% increase.Spain has the third-highest national tally of diagnosed cases in the world and the second-highest national death toll from the novel coronavirus, according to the latest count from Johns Hopkins University.7:15 a.m.: US Army Corps of Engineers assessing 341 facilities for potential makeshift hospitalsU.S. Army Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, who is spearheading an effort to build makeshift hospitals across the country in response to the coronavirus crisis, said the scope of the initiative is “immense.”“We’re looking right now at around 341 different facilities across all of the United States, very similar to the Javits Center,” Semonite told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Tuesday on Good Morning America.Over the past week, the Army Corps of Engineers has been busy transforming the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City into an overflow medical facility designed to make it easier for hospitals to focus on treating patients infected with the novel coronavirus. The temporary field hospital could be able to house 2,910 beds, making it one of the largest hospitals in America. On Monday, the convention center began treating non-coronavirus patients.The U.S. government is calling it “hospitals without walls,” and it’s requiring an unprecedented rollback of federal regulations so health care providers can act without fearing they might be penalized later. That means if a city like New Orleans or Denver wants to build its own makeshift hospital like the one at New York City’s Javits Center, they can. Hospitals also can now provide benefits to its staff like meals, laundry or child care.Semonite, the commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers, said they’re looking at various buildings across the nation, such as hotels and dormitories as well as big open spaces like convention centers, as potential sites to convert into more makeshift hospitals. There will be two types of temporary facilities: ones that will house COVID-19 patients and ones that will treat all other patients, according to Semonite.“We’ve got eight contracts under gear right now, people in centers constructing facilities, probably about 8,500 beds,” Semonite said. “And then by the end of the day, we should have another five contracts awarded with somewhere around another 4,000 beds.”“Our thought was make it extremely simple,” he added. “Find an existing facility that already has all the codes, has heat, has water, has IT, has parking lots, and then just put in whatever we can like a hospital inside of that.”The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working side by side with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as well as local governments.“We don’t know where this is going to go,” Semonite said. “This is a state and local decision, but what the Corps wanted to do is come up with an option so if we could be able to mitigate this delta in some way, we’re able to find a solution that states could employ.”6:13 a.m.: Italy observes minute of silence to mourn coronavirus victimsItaly flew its flags at half-staff and observed a nationwide minute of silence on Tuesday to mourn the victims of the coronavirus pandemic, honor their families and show solidarity with health workers amid the crisis.With more than 101,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, Italy has the highest national tally in Europe and the second-highest in the world, behind the United States. More than 11,500 people have died from the disease in Italy, according to the latest county from Johns Hopkins Unversity.3:30 a.m.: US Open tennis complex to transform into temporary hospitalThe site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York City will be converted into a temporary medical facility as the coronavirus pandemic strains the city’s resources, according to the U.S. Tennis Association, which owns the venue.The Wall Street Journal first reported on the plans.The USTA, the national governing body for tennis, originally had said it was going to keep the center open for people to take lessons, practice or play tennis. But then the organization said it was closing the site to the public.With more than 38,000 diagnosed cases and nearly 1,000 deaths, New York City is the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States. State and city officials are trying to increase hospital capacity in order to handle the health crisis. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said up to one million more healthcare workers were needed.“As governor of New York, I am asking health care professionals across the country: If you don’t have a health care crisis in your community, please come help us in New York now,” he said at a press conference Monday.The rising death toll from the outbreak in the United States was poised Tuesday to overtake China’s tally of more than 3,300 deaths. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has added another graduate transfer, with former Utah State cornerback Ja’Marcus Ingram joining his former coach in the Big 12 Conference.Ingram went through his first practice with the Red Raiders on Tuesday, 11 days before the season opener.He is immediately eligible to play for Texas Tech after earning a degree in three years from Utah State, where he started 15 games the past two seasons for new Texas Tech coach Matt Wells.Ingram is the sixth graduate transfer to join the Red Raiders this summer. He is one of three of those transfers with two seasons of eligibility remaining.Wells spent the past six seasons at Utah State before leaving his alma mater for Texas Tech last November. August 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Texas Tech’s 6th grad transfer is former player for Wells Written by Tags: Ja’Marcus Ingram/Matt Wells/Texas Tech/Utah State Aggies Football
GE eventually will look to sell out its remaining stake in Baker Hughes (Credit: EEJCC/Wikipedia.org) General Electric (GE) is set to bring down its stake in Baker Hughes (BHGE) to around 38.4% through a combination of a public offering and a simultaneous private sale to generate $2.7bn (£2.19bn) in net proceeds.The US conglomerate is taking the step to reduce its stake in the oil field services company to boost its financial position.To this end, GE has announced a public offering of 115 million shares of Baker Hughes’ Class A common stock, each priced at $21.50 (£17.44). The conglomerate said the public offering, which will be subject to customary closing conditions, is likely to close on 16 September 2019.GE will also be selling $250m (£202.6m) worth shares of Baker Hughes’ Class B common stock along with an equal number of associated membership interests of the oil field services company, in a privately negotiated transaction.The conglomerate said that the repurchase is likely to be wrapped up immediately after the public offering.GE expects to eventually sell out its remaining stake in Baker HughesAfter completion of the transactions, GE will not have a controlling stake in Baker Hughes and is expected to continue selling the remaining stake in an orderly manner in the course of time.GE chairman and CEO Lawrence Culp, Jr. said: “Reducing GE’s ownership in BHGE continues our efforts to improve our financial position by generating approximately $2.7 billion in net proceeds to GE. This offering builds on several recent deleveraging steps we have taken, and we will continue to take action in 2019 and 2020 to achieve our leverage targets.”The US conglomerate signed a deal in October 2016 to merge its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes to create a $32bn (£25.96bn) company with operations in more than 120 countries. The subsequently enlarged company combined the digital solutions, manufacturing expertise and technology from the GE Store with the expertise of Baker Hughes in the oilfield services sector.The merger was closed in July 2017 with the original GE shareholders having a 62.5% stake in the enlarged company with the original Baker Hughes shareholders keeping the remaining 37.5% stake. The US conglomerate, which merged its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes in 2017, plans to sell its stake completely in the oil field services company in the future