When will the coronavirus stock crisis end?

first_img Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Kirsteen Mackay | Sunday, 2nd August, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. When will the coronavirus stock crisis end? Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The coronavirus pandemic has obliterated financial markets around the world. Share prices are falling, dividends have been cut, and investors are confused about how best to approach investing. Every day the headlines are filled with business news of losses, sales declines, job cuts and missed targets. The pain is huge, and although some equities have bounced back from the market crash in March, many individual stocks are still suffering.Financial markets are cyclical in nature. There have been, and always will be, times of boom and bust. But I strongly believe the coronavirus stock market crisis will end, yet when and how remains to be seen.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…Is coronavirus solely to blame?While the current situation can largely be blamed on Covid-19, many analysts believe a market correction was long overdue.The reason for the dividend cuts is really for businesses to manage their cash flows in the short term. The fact that many of them did not have sufficient emergency reserves shows why the bull market was becoming unsustainable.  As the coronavirus stock crisis essentially came out of nowhere, businesses were ready to collapse if they did not rapidly resort to drastic measures such as slashing dividends and cutting jobs.If a company releases bad or disappointing news, its share price will be pummelled. Shareholders are already running scared with the coronavirus pandemic still rampaging and no obvious end in sight. Rising national debt is raising fears of interest rate hikes, and the dividend cuts have income investors spooked.When will the coronavirus stock crisis end?When a licensed vaccine finally emerges, I have no doubt it will work wonders at getting the stock market back on track. Whether that alone is enough to kick start a bull market is not yet clear.  A substantial lift in the oil price would also boost the financial markets, but that looks a long way off as demand for oil has hit an all-time low and production is still higher than needed. A working vaccine would help restore flights and factories to business-as-usual, in turn boosting demand for oil again.I don’t think any of us can say for sure when the coronavirus stock crisis will end, but investing in quality stocks with strong business models will help your portfolio survive the downturn and emerge stronger.Not all news is bad. Virgin Money saw a dip in consumer lending in the second quarter but has not yet witnessed a spike in credit losses. If the furlough scheme ends well without further job losses, then there is hope that this pattern will continue.As a long-term investor, it is important to see the big picture and remember than everything is cyclical. Hold on, don’t give in to fear or greed, but build a resilient portfolio of stocks that will see you through market stress. This period of uncertainty is a great time for you to buy stocks at knockdown prices from which you can reap the rewards when the business gets back on track. Look to where you think companies will be in a few years time. If you see a clear path ahead for a business, it is not laden in debt and is likely to stay in favour, then these could be signs of a good buy.last_img read more

Aviva Premiership: Round five preview

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: Samu Manoa of Northampton Saints during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Exeter Chiefs at Franklin’s Gardens on September 7, 2013 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images) Rugby World’s prediction: Saracens by 20Warriors v FalconsPreviewing this is almost unnecessary. It will be a slobberknocker with a lot of kicking. Headlines may come from the return of Carlo Del Fava for Falcons and Jeremy Becasseau for Worcester, but regardless of personel this will be closer than a shave with an industrial thresher.Rugby World’s prediction: Worcester by 3Terminator returns: Samu ManoaTigers v SaintsImagine Godzilla fighting Optimus Prime. In the Colosseum. On doomsday. At happy hour.OK, so games like this draw too much hyperbole already, but the way the season has gone so far, this is the pick of the weekend. Monsterous back-rower Samu Manoa returns for Saints alongside leader Tom Wood as the only changes from last week while Graham Kitchener is the only addition for Tigers.Yet it could come down to battles like George North versus Blaine Scully, Dan Cole versus Alex Corbisiero and Phil Dowson versus Julian Salvi to decide how this explosive clash ends up rumbling out.Bring popcorn.Rugby World’s prediction: Leicester by 6Gloucester v ChiefsOn Sunday scrum-half Dave Lewis starts for Chiefs against his former club, who have in turn have made several changes. James Hudson makes his debut in the Gloucester boiler house, Tavis Knoyle starts at 9, Martyn Thomas moves to full-back, Mike Tindall comes in for Henry Trinder and two props Yann Thomas and Rupert Harden slide into the front-row. All this being said, Gloucester still look a little more fragile than they would like, without ever really cracking and Chiefs could hound them for 80, as is their wont.Rugby World’s prediction: Gloucester by 2 Roaring past: Mark Cueto scred for Sale last week. Can he do the same again as the Sharks welcome BathTHE FIFTH round of the Aviva Premiership is here and without even a little ado we jump right into previewing the ties and offering you our SuperBru predictions. Think you can do a better job than us? Bring it on…Sharks v BathDanny Cipriani is like the Teflon pan you’re angry with for not cleaning itself. He gets hyped and chirped and then when he does not score 100 points a game he is rated a persistent disappointment. It makes little sense, but he is guiding Sale again and they look happy together. Captain Dan Braid is now talking up the demands to win week in, week out.Thumping ton: Seymour makes 100 gamesDavid Seymour is in his favoured position at 7 and plays his 100th game, playing alongside Braid while the outspoken Mark Cueto continues to rush through from the wing and Joe Ford, brother of Bath’s fly-half George and son of Bath’s coach Mike, will sit on the bench waiting to come on for Sale against his family.They welcome a Bath side who have done well without truly obliterating anyone yet. Stuart Hooper comes in for the injured and in-from Dave Attwood – who may now miss England’s autumn internationals – and Jonathan Joseph and Kyle Eastmond continue their budding partnership in the centres. They may plan to slide past Sharks with Ford taking the ball to the line. The key will be whether Sale can keep their discipline at the AJ Bell stadium.Rugby World’s prediction: Bath by 3Irish v QuinsRemember the second-row crisis Quins were supposed to be having? They appear to have calmed themselves, coped and although Irish have looked sprightly and reinvigorated this season they have not won more than once and Harlequins should be able to grind Irish down.Matt Hopper replaces George Lowe for Quins, while Karl Dickson is in at 9. The pack is unchanged. Meanwhile Irish have the huge boon of welcoming back George Skivington. Will that be enough?Rugby World’s prediction: Harlequins by 10Sarries v WaspsWith Joe Simpson, Tom Palmer and Sam Jones all missing for Wasps they are truly up against it when they visit Allianz Park. And Saracens are unforgiving.Changing the number on his back: Alex Goode is now at 10Well, at least they were, but they have shuffled a lot. With Owen Farrell on the bench and Charlie Hodgson out, Alex Goode comes in at 10, with Chris Wyles in at centre beside Joel Tomkins. Neil de Kock replaces Richard Wigglesworth and Michael Tagicakibau comes in for David Strettle.Of course, bringing in Will Fraser and James Johnston for their first starts of the season is hardly a weak move. Wasps will just be happy Jaques Burger is not rampaging about…last_img read more

Lebanon’s Anglican archdeacon’s sons arrive in Maine, thanks to diocese’s…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Middle East Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Lebanon’s Anglican archdeacon’s sons arrive in Maine, thanks to diocese’s efforts Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Heidi Shott and Maine Bishop Thomas Brown greet Marc and Ralph Zoorob at the airport in Portland, Maine, on March 27, 2021. Photo courtesy of Heidi Shott[Episcopal News Service] The two teenage sons of an Anglican archdeacon in Lebanon have arrived safely in the United States to study at a boarding school, thanks to an effort by the Diocese of Maine.Ralph and Marc Zoorob, ages 15 and 16, are the sons of the Ven. Imad Zoorob, archdeacon of Lebanon and Syria in the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and The Middle East. The Diocese of Maine and a group of determined Episcopalians organized a campaign last year to bring the boys to Lincoln Academy in Newcastle after hearing firsthand from the archdeacon about the deterioration of living conditions in Beirut due to the Aug. 4, 2020, explosion and the country’s economic crisis.After months of fundraising and wrangling with immigration logistics, the final step in the process — obtaining visas — happened on March 5, said Heidi Shott, communications director of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, who initially launched the effort. On March 27, Ralph and Marc landed in Portland, Maine, where they were greeted by Shott, her husband Scott and Bishop Thomas Brown with whoopie pies — a Maine delicacy.“To see Marc and Ralph walk down the escalator at Portland’s Jetport was a little bit like seeing a dream come true,” Brown told Episcopal News Service. “Of course, they were exhausted — it had been a 23-hour trip — but they were also excited. And so are we!”The Zoorobs, who are in post-travel COVID-19 quarantine until April 6, virtually attended Easter Sunday service at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle. St. Andrew’s — the Shotts’ home parish — is close to the boarding school, and parishioners have been participating in fundraising and anticipating their arrival for months.“Lincoln Academy is their primary community in Maine, that’s true, but it’s totally inspiring to hear them speak about their faith, their desire to remain connected to God, and to be part of St. Andrew’s,” Brown told ENS.Having met members of St. Andrew’s by Zoom over the past few months, the Zoorobs have a built-in community to support them as they settle into their new life. In an email to the diocese, Ralph Zoorob wrote, “I want to stay close with God, so I want to go to church whenever I can.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY By Egan MillardPosted Apr 6, 2021 Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

Howard House / Brian MacKay-Lyons Urban Design

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/135238/howard-house-mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects Clipboard Houses Architects: Brian MacKay-Lyons Urban Design Photographs Howard House / Brian MacKay-Lyons Urban DesignSave this projectSaveHoward House / Brian MacKay-Lyons Urban Design Save this picture!© James Steeves+ 6 Share Projects Canada ArchDaily CopyHouses•West Pennant, Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/135238/howard-house-mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects Clipboard Photographs:  James SteevesText description provided by the architects. The modest house is a 12 foot wide, 110 foot long wall playing a didactic role within both the natural and cultural landscapes. It sits on a four acre field surrounded by the sea on three sides: east to a domesticated fishing cove, west to the nearby wild, open ocean, and south to the immediate shore of a bay. Its ‘rough-and-ready’ wrapper is in keeping with the dog-patch-like cultural landscape context.  Save this picture!© James Steeves The exterior skin is standard, industrial, corrugated galvalume. The top-of-concrete line of the foundation is raised, expressing the relatively high cost of getting out of the ground in cold climates and forming a horizontal datum against the opposing slopes of land and roof. A heavy, concrete stair bump is a protective gesture against the prevailing westerly winds coming off of the sea. Save this picture!© James SteevesThe monolithic, monopitch roof climbs to the south and the water covering one continuous, unobstructed living space progressing from garage, to entry court, to kitchen, living and cantilevered deck. This tube is punctuated by totemic elements which inflect it and provide comfort and place-making (bridge, well, hearth, truss, south window). The spatial reading of the concrete foundation makes a wainscoting sill in the main living area.  Save this picture!© James Steeves Three bedrooms occupy the lower level, while a master bedroom/study occupies a second floor loft. De-laminated walls and ceiling expose conventional platform framing. The house exploits a passive environmental approach to heating and ventilation. It is an essay on the relationship between form and lifestyle which clearly demonstrates that a 12’ wide wall in the landscape can provide the spatial and functional requirements of modern living. Save this picture!© James SteevesThe result is a tough rather than sentimental architecture. Its minimalism has less to do with Mies van der Rohe, and more to do with the zeroness found in the pragmatism of the vernacular. Like the vernacular, it is contemporary by its use of the ordinary building conventions of its time and place.Project gallerySee allShow lessTel Aviv Museum of Art / Preston Scott CohenArticlesAD Recommends: Best of the WeekArticles Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBrian MacKay-Lyons Urban DesignOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesWest PennantCanadaPublished on May 24, 2011Cite: “Howard House / Brian MacKay-Lyons Urban Design” 24 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave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 Howard House / Brian MacKay-Lyons Urban Designlast_img read more

Family Retreat / Salmela Architect

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/605524/family-retreat-salmela-architect Clipboard Family Retreat / Salmela ArchitectSave this projectSaveFamily Retreat / Salmela Architect “COPY” Area:  1280 ft² Area:  1280 ft² Photographs United States CopyHouses•Herbster, United States Save this picture!© Paul Crosby+ 29 Share CopyAbout this officeSalmela ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHerbsterHousesUnited StatesPublished on March 10, 2015Cite: “Family Retreat / Salmela Architect” 10 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore 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 Projects Houses Architects: Salmela Architect Area Area of this architecture project Meyer Borgman Johnson “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/605524/family-retreat-salmela-architect Clipboard Lake Effect Builders Structural Engineer: Principal Architect:David SalmelaProject Architect:David GettyCity:HerbsterCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul CrosbyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. This secluded retreat is on a West facing shore of Lake Superior. At the end of a short forested driveway a storage building and woodshed structure form a gateway which marks entry to the site.  Proceeding to the cabin a long South facing deck supplemented with fireplace provides a warm sunny space for the often cool days on the coldest of Great Lakes. A cantilevered screen porch above creates a shaded area for the relatively few hot days and acts as a rain/snow cover for the main entrance.Save this picture!© Paul CrosbyThe 16×40 foot cabin interior is paneled in clear basswood and directs views toward the lake and surrounding forest. To the North an additional outdoor breakfast deck overlooks a field of the native grasses and wild flowers. The upper floor consists of two bunk rooms, one guest room, a master suite and screen porch for summer sleeping. The V-shaped roof of the cabin directs rain water away from the side decks as well as away from the building ends.Save this picture!© Paul CrosbySave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Paul CrosbyHidden in the woods off the pathway to the lakeshore is a sauna which repeats the function of the V-shaped roof. The use of black paper-resin composite siding along with aging cedar elements on all buildings provide a nearly maintenance-free exterior allowing more care-free days at the retreat. The land which had previously been used as the family campsite now a series of structures that provides every opportunity to bask in the outdoors. Save this picture!© Paul CrosbyProject gallerySee allShow lessADEPT Wins Competition to Design “Small Piece” of FlensburgAwarded CompetitionFrank Gehry to Redesign the “Gateway to Sunset Strip”Architecture News Share Contractor: ArchDaily Family Retreat / Salmela Architect photographs:  Paul CrosbyPhotographs:  Paul Crosbylast_img read more

Donate buttons now available on live videos by Facebook page owners

first_imgDonate buttons now available on live videos by Facebook page owners AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”11″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”100″ thumbnail_height=”75″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”0″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show as slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] The new facility was announced on the same day that Google announced it was trialling personal fundraising campaigns for US users.  304 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Facebook is now letting users with verified pages add donate buttons to their Facebook live video broadcasts.This function was introduced for nonprofits in 2016, but is now being extended to all Page owners. Individuals, businesses, brands and organisations can now receive donations during live videos. People watching the live broadcast can donate as they watch, or give once the broadcast has ended and is posted on the Page.As with all of Facebook’s charity-focused services, the only organisations that can receive these donations are US nonprofits. 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.center_img Tagged with: Digital Facebook live video  303 total views,  3 views today Advertisement Howard Lake | 31 March 2017 | Newslast_img read more

COVID-19: launch of weekly monitor of supporter loyalty and sentiment

first_img Supporter loyalty specialists About Loyalty have started tracking how COVID-19 is going to impact charitable giving across the UK.They have begun fieldwork in the form of a weekly monitor to:quantify the likely impact on income/support – looking at intentions to continue giving, stop giving, start a new gift etc. by charitable sectorunderstand how charities can adapt their comms/fundraising to the sentiment that is out thereBecause the situation is changing so rapidly the aim is to give charities ideas and support on how they can continue to give the best and most appropriate experiences to existing and new supporters and earn their continued support.The Sentiment Tracker will run for at least four weeks.About Loyalty is working with Kokoro Global with whom it has run its loyalty benchmarking service that has now surveyed over 130,000 charity supporters.The fee for participating organisations will be £3,000 for four weeks. There will be limited scope for additional questions priced at £200 each.Which questions?The tracker survey will cover issues such as: Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 March 2020 | News 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.  327 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Loyalty is planning to roll out the tracker internationally.center_img Thoughts on the role of charities at the moment. For example, which causes are most relevant/important?Whether the pandemic is affecting individuals’ likelihood of supporting charities.Views on the way the government, local councils, charities, media and brands are dealing with the pandemic.  326 total views,  2 views today COVID-19: launch of weekly monitor of supporter loyalty and sentiment Tagged with: coronavirus COVID-19 donor retention researchlast_img read more

The ‘Alt-Right’: A new mask for white supremacy

first_imgFeb. 13 — “Alt-right” has become a buzzword in the mainstream media to describe the extreme right-wing politics pushed by far-right bigots like Milo Yiannopoulos, Richard Spencer and Steve Bannon. What do the term and its mouthpieces really represent?‘Alt-right’ mouthpiecesMilo Yiannopoulos, an openly racist gay man who is known for harassing women and people of color on Twitter (from which he was eventually banned), is frequently identified as a major spokesperson for the “alt-right.” Milo is known for espousing bigoted, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-trans views as a prominent journalist for Breitbart News, a far-right publication. The site was launched in 2007 by conservative writer Andrew Breitbart as a pro-capitalist, pro-Israeli, apartheid news outlet.In recent weeks, Yiannopoulos has conducted a speaking tour across U.S. universities to campaign against the Sanctuary Campus movement. However, his anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant events were met with resistance when protesters shut them down at the University of California, Davis and UC, Berkeley.Richard Spencer, a more obscure right-wing demagogue, coined the term alt-right in 2010. Spencer leads the National Policy Institute, a white-supremacist think tank. He was in the spotlight after the most recent NPI national conference shortly after the election, when he proclaimed, “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!” as audience members gave Nazi salutes.Spencer and his followers say that a “White European ethno-state” should be created within the U.S. in order to “protect” white people from “multiculturalism.” These “white nationalists” — a phrase which always means “white supremacists” — see political, cultural and economic autonomy for people of color as a fundamental threat. Spencer was again in the public eye during the inaugural weekend when a heroic anti-fascist protester smacked him down as he was being interviewed.Steve Bannon is the most publicized figure associated with the “alt-right.” Once an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and then an executive producer in Hollywood, Bannon served as executive chair of Breitbart News from 2012 to 2016. In a 2016 Mother Jones interview, Bannon declared Breitbart News the “platform for the alt-right.”Breitbart News publishes anti-Muslim, Zionist, anti-Black, misogynistic and other bigoted content. Instead of exposing Wall Street for exporting and outsourcing jobs, Breitbart News blames immigrants, people of color and “globalists” (an anti-Semitic code word).This propaganda is an attempt to convince white workers to identify with white supremacy and join with white capitalists, rather than fight for working-class interests in unity with oppressed nationalities.Bannon left his post at Breitbart in 2016 to run Donald Trump’s presidential campaign; then he became the president’s chief strategist. Since then, he has increasingly gained influence in the White House. Bannon reportedly wrote Trump’s inauguration speech and drove many of Trump’s aggressive executive orders, such as the travel ban. Though he has no military or intelligence ranking, Bannon now has an unprecedented seat on the National Security Council.Bannon predicts an apocalyptic conflict between Muslims and “Judeo-Christians,” between “the East” and “the West.” He has openly expressed eagerness to wage war against China and against “radical Islam,” thus ramping up the  U.S. imperialist war machine for more aggression. Bannon said in 2016 that he can use Trump’s power as a “blunt instrument” to implement his white-supremacist and warmongering agenda.What is the alt-right?The unifying principle of Bannon’s ideology is as old as the United States itself: white supremacy. But even Bannon knows it’s more effective to use a euphemistic term like “alternative right” or “alt-right.” This term refers to a wide array of far-right groups and individuals, including neo-Nazis, “men’s rights” activists, anarcho-capitalists and right-wing libertarians who go beyond mainstream conservatism.The white supremacy of alt-right propaganda commonly criticizes “establishment conservatives” of the Republican Party for not being openly racist enough. Those expressing this racist ideology have a strong presence on internet forums like 4chan and Reddit. It remains unclear the extent to which various groups claiming an “alt-right” identity are in communication and organized toward common repressive goals.“Alt-right” ideology is essentially a white supremacist response to the decay of capitalism. Deep economic crises, like the one the U.S. economy has been in since 2008, accelerate fear and uncertainty among those in the middle class who have lost wealth, such as small business owners and small-scale farmers.This extremist-right ideology is especially effective for the U.S. ruling class. The exploitation and violence of white supremacy lay the foundation for racist ideology to mobilize the middle class against segments of the multinational working class and to divide white workers from Black and Brown workers and migrant workers. Oppressed nationalities and immigrants are thus blamed for the problems created by the very ruling class that is oppressing all workers, including white workers.How we can fightThe development of the propaganda and ideology associated with the white supremacist “alt-right”is deeply intertwined with the new administration. Trump’s reactionary rhetoric emboldens and normalizes these hateful, violent beliefs and actions. The fight against Trump’s agenda and the entire U.S. ruling class is, by necessity, a fight against all rising reactionary forces, including the so-called alt-right.Those associated with this new face of white supremacy have a track record of violence. Advocates claiming “alt-right” ideology have taken to social media, especially Twitter, in search of undocumented immigrants in order to report them to Immigration, Customs and Enforcement. The gunman who killed six and injured 19 people at a Quebec mosque was found to be a Trump supporter and alt-right internet troll. A protester at a Milo Yiannopoulos event in Seattle was shot by a gunman who identified with the alt-right.However, this rise in white-supremacist violence has been met with powerful resistance from progressives and anti-fascists. After Yiannopoulos was shut down by protesters at two UC campuses, Berkeley officials warned that Yiannopoulos was planning to expose undocumented students during his speech. (tinyurl.com/jkyyzj9)The wave of resistance is a sign of hope that the working class and oppressed will not stand by as right-wing terror rears its ugly head. In order to effectively oppose Trump and the entire capitalist class, these forces must prepare to resist the far right at every step and in every area of struggle.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Agriculture Businesses Eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan

first_img Agriculture Businesses Eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Agriculture Businesses Eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Facebook Twitter SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – May 5, 2020 Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue Ag Barometer Index Drops Below 100 as Coronavirus Disrupts AgricultureNext articleKeep an Eye on that Newly Planted Corn Crop Eric Pfeiffer Agriculture Businesses Eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster LoanThe Small Business Administration began accepting new applications Monday for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, a $10,000 forgivable loan, for agriculture businesses only. This includes farmers.Agriculture was originally left out of those businesses eligible for the EIDL, but American Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President Dale Moore says Congress stepped in to fix that issue when the original program ran out of money.“So Congress came back and said, ‘Here’s more money and, by the way, here are some restrictions. Agriculture and rural enterprises are eligible, and we want to make sure that the Farm Credit system and independent community banks have an opportunity to get their feet inside the door.’ So, some agricultural enterprises that applied before, and their loan was rejected because they were ag enterprises are going through. They don’t have to resubmit.”Moore encourages producers to work with their local banker to help guide them through the process.Another round of coronavirus financial aid is being considered by Congress.“There’s some speculation this will be $450-$650 billion,” said Moore. “So, if we play our cards right, we’ll have more monies to talk about here in the not too distant future.”last_img read more

Students react to controversial speaker’s views on radical Islam

first_imgFacebook Twitter TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer TCU alum writes book on finding purpose Part of West’s speech included discussing the need for an increase in the military budget. This slideshow of graphics from the Council on Foreign Relations shows trends in U.S. Military Spending. ReddIt White supremacy posters on TCU’s campus under investigation Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history [<a href=”//storify.com/emilyroselaff/student-reactions” target=”_blank”>View the story “Student Reactions” on Storify</a>]Mackenzie Holst contributed to this report. Emily Laff is a senior journalism major (and die-hard Broncos fan) from Denver, Colorado. When she is not out reporting she is most likely at a Krispy Kreme drive-through or in an aisle at Barnes & Noble. ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Most questions from the audience were about past comments West had made via Twitter and other outlets. Jacob Greenstein, president of Better Together, called West’s comments “a strong voice for someone who is Anti-Muslim and Anti-Islam.”Shelby Whitson, public relations chair of Young Americans for Freedom, said the organization tries to bring people to campus that TCU could benefit from.“Our chapter tries to do different activism events each semester, bringing in conservative speakers or speakers we feel would be a good presence at TCU,” said Whitson, who is a senior political science major. “Given the pressing nature of his area of specialty (anti-terrorism), we thought he would be a good fit at TCU.”Adam Powell, a senior history major, questioned West about delegitimizing the Muslim ideology. After a few moments of discourse, West told Powell, “You should probably sit down because you’re embarrassing yourself. You tried though, I’ll give it to you.”Afterward, Powell said West was disrespectful and “talking over everyone.”“For someone who advocates discussion and learning, I was very disappointed that he took that approach and tried to bully his way through it,” Powell said.Whitson said YAF welcomes differing opinions, but Greenstein said some students did not feel welcomed by West.“The point that hurt the most was that he mocked so many people that went up and tried to go up and engage in some kind of dialogue with him,” Greenstein said. “I found it very ironic that he made a very intentional point to talk about how this is supposed to be an atmosphere for education and discussion, and all he wanted to do was put down students that came from the opposite side.”Sijil Patel, a sophomore biology major who is Muslim, said West misrepresented her faith.“Just like I trust him with his knowledge in military and foreign policy, because I have no experience with that, he should trust my judgment on knowing what a true Muslim is because I’ve been practicing and reading the Quran for 20 years,” Patel said. “He skewed that very much so toward portraying Islam as a religion that promotes terrorism, whereas it’s the complete opposite.”During his talk, West acknowledged his views are often controversial, but that doesn’t bother him.“I wear it as a badge of honor that I piss people off,” West said. Twittercenter_img + posts Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ TCU tells Greeks: No Hazing Previous articleChild abuse prevention month aims to raise awareness and create changeNext articleThe Gideon’s International hands out New Testaments in Fort Worth Emily Laff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ printA former congressman’s views on how to fight radical Islamic terrorism were embraced and challenged Tuesday night by TCU students.More than 200 people filled the Moudy North auditorium to hear Allen West, a Republican from Florida, argue that the military’s ranks should be increased to fight terrorism.Students from Better Together wore t-shirts promoting all religions.“We are at a point where we could lose this great experiment in liberty, freedom and democracy,” said West, who was brought to campus by the group Young Americans for Freedom.West’s speech was received with quiet head nods. Once students started asking questions, tension became evident. Many attendees were there in protest based on comments West has made in the past regarding Islam as a whole.More than 50 members of the TCU organization “Better Together” attended and wore t-shirts promoting coexistence and peace among religious affiliations.West, who served in the military for 22 years, questioned the protest at the beginning of his speech.“There was a little rumor that some people shared with me that upset me…if people wanted to shut down this event,” said West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel.  “That means the oath that I took to this Constitution, to provide you your first amendment freedom of speech rights… if there are young people that felt that I should be denied that — or anyone else that, then what are we fighting for in the United States of America?” Linkedin Facebook TCU parking: No room on the asphalt Students and faculty filled every seat listening to former Congressman Allen West speak, but many were there in protest. 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