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Jul
5

This market crash could be the opportunity of the decade. Here’s how to avoid missing out

first_img Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The old investing adage of ‘being greedy when others are fearful’ has no doubt been trotted out thousands of times over the last few weeks. With markets continuing to fall at breakneck speed, however, following this advice is a lot harder to do in practice. For those able to take a long-term approach and adopt the suggestions below, however, I think the next few months could prove to be the buying opportunity of the decade.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…Get that account open!If you plan on investing during this period of volatility and you don’t yet have one, I can’t stress enough the importance of opening a Stocks and Shares ISA and/or a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP).Although there are clear differences between these accounts (and your personal situation will determine which is most appropriate), both protect you from paying any tax on profits you make or income you receive. That could turn out to be a whopping amount of money saved in a few years, once markets have recovered. Opening an account as soon as possible is also vital since the end of the tax year is fast approaching. Wait until 6 April and you’ll forego your allowance for the 2019/20 tax year (£20,000 for an ISA and £40,000 for a SIPP).Use it or lose it.Separate the wheatThe huge fall in sentiment over the last few weeks has sent share prices of all companies — the good, the bad, and the ugly — tumbling. So long as you’re able to distinguish these correctly, you’re likely to make great money in time.Good companies tend to be those with a strong competitive advantage, sound finances and skilled management teams (who are also part-owners). Bad/ugly companies tend to be burning through cash and are overwhelmed with debt. They may also operate in a declining industry, have poor brands, and limited strategic vision.Having a watchlist is vital, even if there’s a very real possibility markets could continue falling for quite a while. Which brings me nicely to my next point.Scale inSince no one knows when the market will bottom, we have three options. Go all-in, avoid buying anything at all, or gradually drip-feed your money into the market. The first of these is downright scary The second will not make you any cash (quite the opposite, in fact!). The final option feels the most appropriate to me if things are to remain volatile.One way of doing this is to divide any spare capital you have into three tranches. Invest the first portion immediately and the remaining two portions within the next two months. Naturally, this strategy can be modified. Instead of three tranches, you could have five, seven, or whatever. You could also plan to invest every other month rather than on a monthly basis. The point is that putting some money to work now gets the ball rolling and avoids ‘analysis paralysis’. Switch offHaving minimised your tax burden, identified desirable stocks and began to gradually feed your money into them, the final smart move is the simplest of them all to summarise.Learning to take breaks from following the markets isn’t easy. It is, however, important if you’re to avoid making emotional decisions that ultimately compromise your returns. Switch off and get some air. Your future self will thank you. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” This market crash could be the opportunity of the decade. Here’s how to avoid missing out Paul Summers 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. See all posts by Paul Summerscenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Paul Summers | Monday, 23rd March, 2020 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Jul
5

HSBC: Two reasons why I think the bank has surged recently

first_img See all posts by Jay Yao Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! HSBC: Two reasons why I think the bank has surged recently 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. 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. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Tesco Bank. center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jay Yao | Monday, 16th November, 2020 | More on: HSBA 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. Covid-19 has hurt HSBC (LSE: HSBA) a lot. Because of the pandemic, the bank has had to take billions in additional loan loss provisions. Regulators pressured the bank to suspend its dividend at a time when many investors needed payments the most. HSBC has also had to postpone some of its restructuring efforts. As a result, HSBC stock has fallen substantially. Year-to-date, shares of the bank are down 37% at the time of this writing. 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…Lately, however, the bank’s stock has rebounded from its lows. Shares are up around 30% from their lows in late September. Although the bank has rallied for a number of reasons, I believe a few factors are especially important. Here are two factors why I think HSBC has rallied since late September.Vaccine expectations Although Covid-19 cases have surged in many parts of the West recently, I think HSBC stock has done well since September because the market is generally optimistic. It looks ahead and expects a brighter future. I think the market is reacting to progressively more positive expectations for a potential Covid-19 vaccine. Earlier in the year, I reckon vaccine expectations were rather low. A vaccine for a major ailment has never been developed and approved within a year. As a result, few expected a potential initial vaccine to be very effective or to be developed very quickly. Without a vaccine, it seemed unlikely that the world economy could recover quickly. As the year progressed, however, news about vaccine candidates around the world became more optimistic.Recently, Pfizer, in conjunction with BioNTech SE, released rather promising efficacy results for their potential vaccine candidate. The news has made many investors even more optimistic.  Once a safe and effective vaccine is approved and distributed widely enough, I reckon the world economy could grow rather quickly. Given the massive amount of fiscal and monetary stimulus at work, I think there is potential for upside surprise. If the global economy grows faster than expected, HSBC’s earnings could also grow faster than expected too, in my view. Given HSBC’s low price-to-book ratio, I still think it remains an attractive long-term investment option. China’s economic growthAnother reason I think HSBC stock has rallied is that China’s economy is recovering rather rapidly. Greater China accounts for a big part of the bank’s business. In 2019, Hong Kong accounted for 90% of HSBC’s pretax profits. The bank itself hopes to expand further in mainland China given the huge market and rising incomes there. Because the latest economic data from China has shown that the country has returned more or less to normal, I think the market has become more bullish on HSBC’s ability to continue to make profits in the area. If China’s economy could recover rather quickly once the virus was contained there, I think the world economy could do the same once a vaccine is adequately distributed. If that happens, I reckon HSBC’s ex-Greater China operations could also see an improvement in financial results.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Jun
23

Bradley Davies banned for 7 weeks

first_imgBradley Davies can resume playing on 26 March 2012, and has the right of appeal. Davies was sent off by referee Wayne Barnes for his tackle on Donnacha RyanAt a disciplinary hearing in London today, Bradley Davies, Wales lock forward, was suspended for 7 weeks having been cited by the independent Six Nations citing commissioner Achille Reali (Italy), for an incident of foul play in the RBS 6 Nations match between Ireland and Wales in Dublin on Sunday (clip below).The independent Six Nations Disciplinary Committee, chaired by Antony Davies (England) along with John Doubleday (England) and Jean-Noel Couraud (France), having considered the citing report and the television footage and having listened to the player’s explanation, found that the incident, in which the player lifted his opponent beyond a horizontal position but did not bring him to the ground safely contrary to Law 10.4(j) and the IRB’s particular emphasis on this aspect of the game, merited a top end entry to the IRB’s table of sanctions.The Committee applied an additional two weeks to the entry point of 10 weeks to reflect the need for a deterrent for this type of foul play but, in mitigation, took account of various factors in the player’s favour including his admission of guilt, his previous good disciplinary record and his conduct at the hearing in allowing the maximum possible reduction of five weeks. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img DUBLIN, IRELAND – FEBRUARY 05: Bradley Davies of Wales is shown the yellow card by referee Wayne Barnes after a tackle on Donnacha Ryan during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)last_img read more

Jun
20

Diocese of Rio Grande announces three-candidate slate for next bishop

first_imgDiocese of Rio Grande announces three-candidate slate for next bishop Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande announced March 19 a slate of three candidates for bishop.“The people of our diocese have prayed diligently and faithfully for God to send us good candidates,” Kathleen Pittman, president of the Standing Committee, said in a press release. “Our prayers have been answered,” she said.The electing convention will be May 5, at the Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, New Mexico. After the bishop-elect receives the canonically required consent of a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will ordain and consecrate the new bishop Nov. 3.The candidates:• The Rev. Lucinda Ashby, canon to the ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Idaho;• The Rev. Michael Buerkel Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; and• The Rev. Simon Charles Justice, rector, Church of the Good Samaritan, Corvallis, Episcopal Diocese of Oregon.The Standing Committee also announced the petition process by which names may be added to the slate opened on March 19. The petition process closes at 4 p.m. (MDT) April 2. Details are available here.Bishop Michael L. Vono has announced his intention to retire in late fall 2018. His successor will be the 10th bishop of the diocese.Members of the diocese will have opportunities to meet the candidates at “Walk-About” events to be held in each of the four deaneries April 16-21. The 58 congregations of the Diocese of the Rio Grande comprise the state of New Mexico and the portion of Texas west of the Pecos River known as the Big Bend region. The 154,000 square miles of the diocese make it the second-largest geographical diocese, after Alaska, in the Episcopal Church.The candidates’ full resumes are available here. Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK House of Bishops Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By ENS staffPosted Mar 19, 2018 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA center_img Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Elections, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

Jun
19

The curious history of Forest Avenue

first_img Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSForest Avenue Previous article12 texting tricks you didn’t know the iPhone could doNext articleOrange County Clerk’s office hosts free legal forum Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Forest Avenue Series This is the first in a two-part series entitled “The curious history of Forest Avenue”. The series investigates the origin of the road’s name, details the racial climate during the time Forest Avenue was established, and ultimately asks the two fundamental questions: Who or what was this road named after? And what should happen to Forest Avenue going forward? During this series, we will take a trip down Forest Avenue, we will visit a church with an interesting name, we will go back in time to the Civil War, and we will visit Apopka, Circa 1920s. Part One: The curious history of Forest AvenueHappy Birthday, Forest Avenue. On this day in 1923, Forest Avenue was officially named. Or at least it’s the first time it shows up on an official map.Over its 95 years in service to the Apopka community, a lot of familiar organizations, businesses and agencies have found a home on or nearby this storied road.Forest Avenue begins humbly at East Eighth Street in South Apopka where the railroad tracks cross. Loaves and Fishes, an organization that provides food to the homeless and families in need, is only a few yards away from the intersection. Heading north, you pass the Community Health Center, which provides quality and compassionate primary healthcare services to Central Florida’s diverse communities and has been in Apopka since 1972. On the east side and almost at its entire length is the West Orange Trail. The Forrest Avenue Baptist Church is also on Forest Avenue, although it has a slightly different spelling.More on that later.The Apopka Police Department is visible to the west. So is the Apopka City Hall, the Museum of the Apopkans, the Apopka Fire Department, the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce and Dunkin Donuts (to the east) just before Forest Avenue intersects with US Highway 441.On the other side of 441, the north side of Apopka, the historic sites continue.The Catfish Place, which opened 35 years ago and is one of the most established restaurants in Apopka, shows up first. A little further north you pass the West Orange Trail Station. Continue on and Forest Avenue pauses where Kit Land Nelson Park begins. Just to the east is where the old Edwards Field was located. On the other side of the park, Forest Avenue returns, passing by the Fran Carlton Center before ending at Oak Street, where the old Florida Hospital property begins.For a road that is less than one mile in length, that is a lot of Apopka history. But how did Forest Street get its name? What forest is it named after? Or was it named after a person?The contradictory name of Forrest Avenue Baptist Church Scott Barker has been the pastor at Forrest Avenue Baptist Church in Apopka on Forest Avenue since 2008. Before that, his father Ted led the church beginning in 1971 when the Barker family moved to Apopka. Although he was only eight-years-old, Barker recalls when the street was named Forrest Avenue, matching the name of the church. That, he says, is why his church has the name Forrest.“In my childhood, I remember when it was Forrest,” he says. “I’ve researched it myself and I can’t find any proof, but I remember it having two R’s.”Forrest Avenue Baptist Church began in 1958, which is approximately 35 years after Forest Avenue was named.“I thought our church named it after General Forrest, but all of the earliest members said they named it after the street,” said Barker. “We talked about changing the name, but it’s just one of those things. The church name has always been spelled that way as far as I know.”It’s surprising that a church would let such an obvious typo stand for almost 60 years if, in fact, the name of the street was Forest Avenue. Was it a typo? Or was Barker’s childhood recollection accurate and the street name was Forrest Avenue? And who was this General Forrest that Pastor Barker referenced?The legacy of General Nathan Bedford ForrestNathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877), called Bedford Forrest in his lifetime, was a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War and an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.General Nathan Bedford ForrestBefore the war, Forrest amassed a fortune as a planter, real estate investor, and slave trader. He was one of the few officers on either side to enlist as a private and be promoted to general officer and corps commander during the war. An expert cavalry leader, Forrest was given command of his own unit and established new doctrines for mobile forces, earning the nickname “The Wizard of the Saddle”.He played pivotal roles at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, the capture of Murfreesboro, the Franklin-Nashville campaign, Brice’s Crossroads, and in the pursuit and capture of Colonel Abel Streight‘s Raiders. His methods subsequently influenced many future generations of military strategists.Forrest was accused of war crimes at the Battle of Fort Pillow in 1864 for allegedly allowing forces under his command to massacre hundreds of black Union Army and white Southern Unionist prisoners.In 1877, The New York Times wrote:“During the Civil War, Forrest presided over the slaughter of surrendering Union troops — many of them black — at Fort Pillow in Tennessee. He later served as the Ku Klux Klan’s first grand wizard, consolidating a ragtag collection of secret societies into a group that became a factor in national civic life.”However, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman investigated the allegations and did not charge Forrest with any improprieties.Following the war, Forrest pursued new business ventures but met with less success. He was sworn in as one of the earliest members of the Ku Klux Klan. He became disillusioned, after a year or so, by the more radical ambitions and ungovernable membership of the rest of the Klan. In January 1869, Forrest issued General Order Number One, which decreed that “the masks and costumes of this Order be forever destroyed”. In the last years of his life, he publicly denounced the violence and racism practiced by the Klan.To later generations, Forrest became a symbol of Confederate pride. Monuments and statues were erected in his honor and schools and roads were named after him.Statues, streets, schools, cities, counties and even military bases named after Confederates spike at the turn of the centuryIn an article written by Caroline Klibanoff of medium.com, her research found 1,417 streets named after Confederate leaders, including many that were named after General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Southerners began honoring the Confederacy with statues and other symbols almost immediately after the Civil War. The first Confederate Memorial Day, for example, was originated by the wife of a Confederate soldier in 1866. In 1886 Jefferson Davis laid the cornerstone of the Confederate Memorial Monument in a prominent spot on the state Capitol grounds in Montgomery, Alabama. There has been a steady stream of dedications in the 150 years since that time, and street names honoring Confederate icons like General Forrest are not uncommon.And the vast majority of those streets named were during two major periods in which the dedication of Confederate monuments and other symbols spiked — the first three decades of the 20th century and during the civil rights movement. But two distinct periods saw a significant rise in the dedication of monuments, streets, and other symbols.The first began around 1900, amid the period in which states were enacting Jim Crow laws to disenfranchise the newly freed African Americans and re-segregate society. This spike lasted well into the 1920s, a period that saw a dramatic resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, which had been born in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War.What’s in a name? Forest or Forrest?Not only are there hundreds of streets named Forrest, but there are also examples of streets and schools named Forest that were previously named Forrest, or the original intent was to name it Forrest but used the name or spelling Forest instead.In Dallas, Forest Lane was once Forrest Lane. The second “r” in the street name was removed in the 1880s, but the intention to honor Forrest remained according to The Dallas Morning News. Numerous trees once lined the street, giving the new name a second meaning.In Ocala, Mack Dunwoody, the superintendent of schools for Marion County in 1968, told The Ocala Star-Banner that Forest High School in Ocala was originally named after Nathan Bedford Forrest.In 2008, the Star-Banner wrote:In early 1968, before Dunwoody was appointed, the School Board created attendance zones, but the federal government objected because the lines divided the community by race. The lines were redrawn so that the black and white neighborhoods were separated equally and forced all high school students to attend Ocala High while a new school was built. Dunwoody decided to change the names of both schools.“I felt we had to change the names in order to accomplish desegregation,” he said. “I knew the students wanted to keep their names but I felt we had to change them to truly become integrated.”Dunwoody ended up letting students from each school choose new names. Still insisting they wanted their previous school names, the students came up with Vanguard to replace Howard and Forest to replace Ocala High.However, the actual name that students chose to replace Ocala High was Forrest High, named for Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who became the leader of the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War. The name was chosen as a protest.Dunwoody said at the time he didn’t know that Forrest was connected with the racist group, but he knew he was a Confederate officer and that fact alone meant he could not approve the name.“But I felt a tribute to the Ocala National Forest was appropriate so I dropped an ‘R’ and decided it would be a good name to honor part of our county’s identity,” he said.The Klan and racial tensions in Apopka during the 1920sIn his book “History of Apopka and Northwest Orange County, Florida” author Jerrell H. Shofner described an incident in 1920 that illustrates the racial tension in Apopka and Northwest Orange County.On pages 193 and 194, he writes: “At the Ocoee polls on election day (1920), Moses Norman (a black man) was denied the opportunity to vote and a heated verbal exchange ensued. Norman angrily left the polls and three white marshals followed him to July Perry’s home. When they tried to arrest Norman, gunfire was exchanged. A day-long battle followed with American Legion posts from Orlando, Winter Garden, and Apopka sending men to join the Ocoee whites. Nearly the entire Negro section of Ocoee, 25 houses, two churches, and the Lodge – was burned. Two whites died and several were wounded, but since all the surviving blacks fled, it was impossible to determine the number of black casualties. White officials said there were three; the NAACP counted 30. One thing was certain. July Perry was caught by the mob while trying to escape his burning home. Already wounded, he was subjected to horrible tortures by the white men and finally lynched. July Perry was a prosperous black farmer who had lived at Ocoee for more than 30 years, during at least 20 of which had traded extensively at S.W. Eldridge’s Apopka store. Whether he was singled out because he had risen above the allotted place for blacks and become an employer or just happened to get in the way of an enraged mob is not known, but the result was the same for Perry.Although whites had been the aggressor’s in the affair, Legion volunteers patrolled Ocoee and nearby towns for several days against the possibility of further racial difficulties.”Shofner also described the popularity and rise of the Ku Klux Klan in Apopka and Northwest Orange County in the 1920’s.On pages 200 and 201, he writes: “The problems which concerned the churches were also the ones which brought about the revived Ku Klux Klan, claiming to be the defender of traditional American values against the industrial cities with their numerous immigrants in foreign ideas, of Anglo-Saxon Protestantism against Catholicism and other “alien” religions, and a rural morality against corruption. Its enormous growth across the nation in the early 1920s was duplicated in northwest Orange County, but its precipitate national decline after 1926 was neither as rapid nor as complete there. Partially because it was a secret order offering mystery and excitement to men who lived otherwise mundane lives and partially a way of defending traditional values, it became an accepted, integral part of Apopka society. In 1922, 4,000 people attended an Apopka meeting at which 200 Klansmen paraded, the Imperial Wizard of the Atlanta clan spoke on “enforcement of law and preservation of American ideals,” and a barbecue was served.  In 1925, an Apopka school held a ceremony in which the Wekiwa Klan presented it with a flag and Bible. The public attended a ceremony at Central Avenue and Fourth Street in 1926 which featured the midnight burning of a fiery cross. At George McClure’s Methodist funeral in 1924, 12 robed Klansmen marched from the church to the cemetery along with an American Legion contingent, but the first official Klan funeral came in 1925 when Benjamin B. Collier, a Confederate veteran, and member of the original Klan, was buried. Rev. Holmes Logan presided over the service, but the KKK conducted the funeral. Wekiwa Klansmen in white robes carried the American flag and a fiery cross to the gravesite where the ritual… “was short, but made a deep impression.” W.T. Berry’s funeral at the Baptist Church in 1927 had a large representation of both the KKK and the Knights of Pythias. Rev. I.E. Phillips, Grand Dragon of Florida, spoke to Apopka in 1928 on upholding the principles of the order.”Acceptance of the Klan was based on widespread concern over threats to American institutions. When Charles D. Haynes, a former New York Congressman, spoke at the Townhall in 1922 on “one-hundred-percent Americanism,” he received resounding applause.Tomorrow: Part Two – What does the City of Apopka and Orange County say? More evidence points to a different meaning than a forest. And what’s the point of this series? The Apopka Voice makes a recommendation about Forest Avenue moving forward.To read Part Two, go here. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Jun
17

Terrace House Tokiostrasse / ARTEC Architekten

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Analogous to the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale The Town Musicians of Bremen (whose main characters are a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster), this reinterpretation of terrace houses involves stacking different apartment types atop one another.Save this picture!Courtesy of ARTEC ArchitektenDwelling types normally considered suburban, with the accompanying outdoor spaces, are stacked atop one another to achieve an urban bundle with high density: On the very bottom of the stack, the units each have an open floor plan with a gallery at the back and a garden in front; on the next level, maisonettes face on to an atrium courtyard; next there are 2-story row houses with terraces; and at the top allotment-garden “houses” are separated by courtyards.Save this picture!Courtesy of ARTEC ArchitektenAlong the street, a wing made up of the Casablanca type on “stilts” is superimposed upon the physical site on Tokiostrasse. A simple, ribbon-like element marking the apartments in the facade (nicknamed “the spider”) provides the rigid massing with a physiognomy facing the public realm as well as an outermost boundary of the respective dwelling-units toward the street.Save this picture!Courtesy of ARTEC ArchitektenTo the east, a green space running from north to south is flanked by the stacked structures, whose respective circulation is a new take on the Laubengang (a veranda-like walkway with a long tradition in Central Europe). To the south and north, the wings running along the property lines and enclosing the courtyard are only two stories high. In this manner, with respect to both the new structure and its neighbors, the sunlight and the view are only minimally infringed upon, and the sense of privacy and articulation toward the street remains intact. The vegetation at the center of the complex is linked to the streetscape via the open ground floor zone.Save this picture!Courtesy of ARTEC ArchitektenThe sculptural building massing is articulated to provide the apartments with a pronounced relationship to the outdoors. Every apartment has its own adjoining outdoor space – the majority of them potentially compact gardens. All apartments are cross-ventilated; the kitchens and bathrooms receive daylight and have natural ventilation.Save this picture!Courtesy of ARTEC ArchitektenIn addition, the residents have access to the roof surface atop the wing running along the street, with its green terrace, swimming pool and sun deck; the playgrounds on terraces are situated at “mid-level”, and the ground-level courtyard is a recreational area and playground, as well. The garage’s skylights also double as seating and illuminaires in the courtyard. The building’s exterior is characterized by the atrium and its vegetation, as well as by the terraces; the high degree of permeability at street level translates into an open atmosphere for residents and passers-by, and ensures that sufficient surface area will be available for possible future adaptations.Save this picture!Sección 04Project gallerySee allShow lessSauna / Formløs ArchitectureArticles21 Cake Headquarters / People’s Architecture OfficeSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Terrace House Tokiostrasse, “Town Musicians of Bremen”, Vienna 1220Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Jun
16

34 Dobbies stores each look for a charity of the year

first_img Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 34 Dobbies stores each look for a charity of the year Dobbies Garden Centres across the UK are each looking for a local charity to support this year. Applications are invited this month.At the end of the process, 34 local charities will be chosen to benefit from a commercial partnership, which involves various support such as prize draw opportunities and in-store fundraising events.In the last financial year Dobbies stores raised over £300,000 for charities across the UK in its local and national charity partnerships.Tanya de Coning, community champion at Dobbies Garden Centre, Milton Keynes, said: “It’s that time of year again when we’re looking for a local charity partner to work with throughout the year.  We’ve had great success with local charity partnerships in previous years and we’re looking forward to receiving nominations and applications.  Our customers have always been extremely generous in supporting our charities, and will do all they can to take part in our fundraising activities planned throughout the year.”How to applyLocal charities should contact the Community Champion at their local Dobbies Garden Centre or download the application form. Applications must be received by 28 February 2014. Howard Lake | 10 February 2014 | News Photo: money plant by chooyutshing on Flickr.com  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Jun
15

Seattle protesters tell Biden: ‘No more war!’

first_imgPhoto: Jack SmithDemonstrators in Seattle protested the wars against Iraq and Syria when Joe Biden visited the city on Oct. 9. The U.S. vice president was speaking at a Democratic Party fundraiser at the Washington State Convention Center. Biden was also targeted for past U.S. crimes of war, occupation, sanctions, genocide and ecocide against both countries. The demonstration was sponsored by the International Action Center and endorsed by Seattle Answer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Jun
15

Fast food workers strike in 190 cities

first_imgBuffalo, N.Y.WW photo: Ellie DorritieDetroitWW photo: Kris HamelPhiladelphiaWW photo: Joseph PietteDecember 4 was a phenomenal day for fast food workers. They shut down the grills, closed the cash registers and walked off their jobs, joining their brothers and sisters in a one-day strike in 190 cities. It was the eighth and most far-reaching strike day so far since fast food workers began their walkouts two years ago in their fight for a $15 hourly wage and a union.Joining those employed by big chains, like Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Taco Bell, were Walmart workers and, for the first time, convenience and dollar-store workers. Home care providers protested in 24 cities. More good news: Workers from 10 major airports joined the strike, also a first.The strikers showed great courage. Without labor union protection, they are  risking their jobs to fight for their rights and those of other low-wage workers. Their bravery and militance are a boost to all working people —  organized and unorganized.This strike day was the largest action thus far in the nationally coordinated campaign launched by organizations, including the Service Employees union. Each action has brought more workers in more cities into the streets. As they feel their power in united actions, the strikers attract more solidarity and inspire other workers to participate. December 4 marked the biggest labor protest in years.Millions of fast food and other low-wage workers are Black and Latino/a.  Most earn the $7.25-an-hour federal minimum wage or a few cents more, even with raises. Most work two or three jobs to provide for their families, often staying in the same dead-end jobs for years. The fight for $15 is vital to their survival.Meanwhile, their corporate employers rake in megaprofits. The fast food industry alone rakes in $200 billion annually — by superexploiting their workforces. Big companies enjoy bigger profits than ever, while the workers’ portion shrinks.Highlights of Dec. 4 strikeMany demonstrations connected the low-wage workers’ struggle to the movement against racist police terror. Marchers denounced Michael Brown’s killing in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner’s in New York City.Protesters from the We Deserve Better Workers Assembly took to the streets in downtown Baltimore, chanting, “Hands up! Give workers $15 and a union!” The march ended at Jimmy John’s restaurant where workers walked off the job.Atlanta protests included one at a Kentucky Fried Chicken and another across from a McDonald’s near Atlanta University Center. Dozens of fast food workers participated, with home care providers and members of the Service Employees, American Federation of State, City and Municipal Employees, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, postal workers, Teamsters, Georgia Standup, Moral Monday, Jobs with Justice and 9 to 5. Spelman College students came, along with faith-based and civil rights leaders.The group took over part of the KFC parking lot, then marched to a Family Dollar store. Chants demanded higher wages in addition to “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” The International Action Center banner read, “Support Fast Food Workers’ Fight for $15/Hour and the Right to Join a Union!” Passing motorists showed support.Philadelphia fast food workers and supporters urged McDonald’s customers to eat an alternative free breakfast on tables outside the store. Strikers urged Center City store workers to walk out; some did. A march ended with a rally outside McDonald’s. As they passed police, marchers chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” in memory of Michael Brown.Fast food workers marched, rallied and chanted for $15 an hour and a union at fast food eateries on Buffalo, N.Y.’s Main Street. Families, community groups and union members joined the actions, organized by the Coalition for Economic Justice. Signs were in hot demand, which connected the fast food workers’ struggle and the anti-racist fight for justice.Midwest rallies  Hundreds of people, mostly Black youth, carried out a militant march and speakout at two McDonald’s restaurants in Detroit. Over a dozen squad cars, a police bus and a surveillance tower did not deter demonstrators from taking the street. They marched across busy Van Dyke Avenue, up to the tower and the cops, chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” Protesters then marched to another McDonald’s on Eight Mile Road, where low-wage workers spoke about why they were striking and their struggle to feed their families and survive on the minimum wage.A diverse crowd of fast food workers and their supporters in Rockford, Ill., demanded a livable wage, paid overtime and the right to organize. Workers from there and the surrounding area rallied at many McDonald’s locations. They pledged to strike until their demands were met. Chicago’s passage of a $13/hour minimum wage has given workers renewed confidence in a victory, thiough it’s still short of what they deserve.Demonstrators observed a moment of silence for victims of racist police brutality at a rally at Rockford’s Unitarian Universalist Church.Home care providers and other low-wage workers joined large actions in Madison, Milwaukee and elsewhere in the state. Wisconsin Jobs News supported them. Sponsored by RaiseUpMKE, hundreds of multinational low-wage workers marched to and through the Bayshore Mall in Milwaukee, where workers are superexploited in poverty-wage jobs. They rallied in the rotunda, calling out, “Hands up, don’t shoot!.”California: Fight for 15!Several protests took place in Los Angeles. A multinational group of about 1,000 people, many young, rallied at a downtown McDonald’s, then marched to City Hall for another rally. The Service Employees union mobilized. When a speaker announced a moment of silence for victims of police violence, everyone raised their hands in solidarity.LA Workers Assembly placards asserted, “Jobs with a Livable Wage, Not Racism and Police Murder.” People eagerly signed their petition to put the $15/hourly wage on the ballot. Many will join the Dec. 11 car caravan from LA’s Harriet Tubman Center to McDonald’s Regional Headquarters in Long Beach, Calif., to fight for $15.Community activists, fast food workers, members of OUR Walmart and unions, including SEIU, rallied at the Fruitvale BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Plaza in Oakland and marched to McDonald’s. A few hundred people briefly took it over, as others rallied outside. Some workers walked out.These brave strikers are setting an example for all workers; their struggles must be supported.Article contributors include Sharon Black, Tommy Cavanaugh, Ellie Dorritie, Kris Hamel, Terri Kay, Dianne Mathiowetz, John Parker, Joe Piette, Heath Tschetter and Maggie Vascassenno.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Jun
15

In Georgia, deaths in ICE detention as roundups escalate

first_imgWithin 24 hours, two immigrants died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in Georgia.First came the shocking news of the death of 27-year-old Panamanian national, Jean Carlos Jiménez-Joseph, found in a solitary confinement cell at the Stewart Detention Center early on the morning of May 16, with his bed sheet wrapped around his neck.Described by his family and friends as a talented musician and high school athlete, Jiménez-Joseph had lived most of his life in the U.S.ICE took custody of him on March 2, following a conviction for motor vehicle larceny in Wake County, N.C., and brought him to the Stewart Detention Center, the for-profit prison operated by CoreCivic, formerly known as the Corrections Corporation of America. Stewart is located in rural Lumpkin, Ga., about 100 miles south of Atlanta.It currently is the second largest immigrant detention facility in the U.S., with a capacity of 1,752 detainees. Stewart is often cited for its human rights violations, including poor medical care, unsanitary conditions, inedible food and prolonged solitary confinement practices.When Jiménez-Joseph died, he had been held in solitary for 19 days, following what prison officials described as “an attempt to get attention” by jumping off a second floor walkway to the ground. There is no indication he was receiving any mental health services.ICE policies limit the use of solitary confinement as a punishment to 14 days. Even though international law condemns solitary confinement as a form of torture, it is used regularly in the U.S.Jiménez-Joseph’s mother had traveled from North Carolina to visit him on Saturday, May 13. Alarmed at his mental state, she asked members of El Refugio to visit him on Sunday. El Refugio is an immigrant advocacy group that operates a hospitality house in Lumpkin, where visiting families can stay since there are no motels in the area.However, prison officials refused her visit, saying that since he was in solitary, Jiménez-Joseph was allowed only one visit a month.By early morning, May 15, Jean Carlos Jiménez-Joseph was dead.The very next day, May 16, ICE announced that Atul Bahibhai Patel, a 58- year-old Indian man, had died in Atlanta’s Grady Hospital.Patel had been arrested May 10, upon arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, for having incomplete travel documents. He was transferred to the Atlanta City Detention Center on the next day. The ACDC is a huge city jail that also serves as an immigration detention facility under contract with ICE.A preliminary medical screening indicated that Patel suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes.On May 13, he was taken to Grady Hospital. He died three days later, reportedly from congestive heart failure. Atlanta’s Indian community facilitated a Hindu cremation ceremony and the return of his ashes to his family in India.Increased torture and detention of immigrantsThe torture at the Stewart Detention Center was back in the headlines when it was revealed that, on May 12, federal Judge Leslie Abrams had ordered the force-feeding of Vitaly Novikov, a 61-year-old Ukrainian refugee who first came to the U.S. in 1989 and became a permanent resident in 1992.Following his conviction on a domestic abuse charge in February, he was arrested and held at Stewart. He was ordered to be deported on April 18 and began a hunger strike on April 20. Stewart officials say he has lost at least 24 pounds.According to the May 18 Daily Report, Alejandro Hernández, an ICE supervisory detention and deportation officer, wrote in a court filing requesting the force-feeding order that Novikov’s death “could lead to acts of detainee violence and disruptions,” and threaten the safety of staff. He furthered stated that Novikov’s death “might spur more hunger strikes to gain benefits … including transfer or release from Stewart.”Abrams’ order also gives permission for prison staff to forcibly restrain Novikov to take blood samples and conduct other medical tests. Stewart has released no further information about Novikov other than to confirm that there is a detainee on hunger strike.These stories of incarcerated people highlight the ramped-up enforcement of immigration laws since Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president.Between Jan. 20 and April 29, there has been a 75 percent increase in ICE arrests in Georgia and North and South Carolina compared to the same period in 2016. (Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 18)Nationwide, the increase in arrests from 2016 is 38 percent. In 2017 so far,  over 41,000 people have been picked up at their jobs, taken from their homes, arrested on the street without warning and taken into custody in advance of deportation. (TIME, May 17)Even ICE figures show that, among those arrested immediately after Trump’s inauguration, more than 25 percent of these working people had no criminal records at all, and another 25 percent had been convicted only of traffic offenses. (Washington Post, April 28)“The human rights of tens of thousands of immigrants are in constant peril at the hands of racist police forces, ruling class judges and courts, and for-profit prisons,” stated Kevin Caron of the Georgia Detention Watch, which has ongoing campaigns to shut down the Stewart Detention Center and the Atlanta City Detention Center.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more