Forget gold, Bitcoin, buy-to-let and the Cash ISA. I’d invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA today

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Harvey Jones 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Investors may be wary of using this year’s Stocks and Shares ISA allowance in the middle of the stock market crash. As the FTSE 100 falls sharply, some may be tempted by rival investments, such as gold, Bitcoin, buy-to-let, and the Cash ISA.This year’s deadline of midnight on Sunday 5 April is looming fast, but you still have time to make an online application for a Stocks and Shares ISA. That’s what I’d do right now. I believe the FTSE 100’s long-term prospects are stronger than they seem.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…Gold is seen as a store of value, and should be soaring in these uncertain times. Yet it’s fallen almost 4% in the last month. Fund managers have been taking profits and using the money to buy cut-price shares. They know a buying opportunity when they see one. If we get a grip on Covid-19 and investor sentiment recovers, the gold price could fall even further.Bitcoin, gold, buy-to-let and Cash ISA ratedBefore the crisis, many claimed crypto-currency Bitcoin was a store of value. They were wrong. The Bitcoin price almost halved to around $5,000 at one point. It has picked up slightly, but cryptos will not keep you safe in this stock market crash.As for buy-to-let, the Treasury’s tax crackdown has killed that off. Investors now pay a 3% stamp duty surcharge, ‘wear and tear’ allowances have been cut and, from Monday, investors will only be able to claim mortgage tax relief at 20%. Buy-to-let is a lot of effort, for little reward.So what about the Cash ISA? It will protect your capital, but that’s it. Today’s rock-bottom interest rates mean your money will be eroded by inflation. Leave too much money in cash and you will miss out on the FTSE 100’s far greater growth prospects.Stocks and Shares ISA winsI don’t expect an instant end to the FTSE 100’s current challenges, as coronavirus deaths look set to grow in Europe and the US. The multi-trillion-dollar government and central bank stimulus plan packages should prevent outright share price collapse though. They should also provide fuel for the recovery, once we get the infection rate down.As soon as investors see signs of progress on that front, they’ll start buying shares again, and the stock market crash will reverse.History shows the FTSE 100 always bounces back from a crisis, as it did after Black Monday in 1987, as well as the technology crash, and the financial crisis. The index fell by half, but investors who steeled their nerves and bought shares for the long term have generated strong returns.So don’t snub this year’s Stocks and Shares ISA despite the stock market crash. Act now to beat the deadline. Hurry up, the clock’s ticking… Forget gold, Bitcoin, buy-to-let and the Cash ISA. I’d invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA today Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Harvey Jones | Friday, 3rd April, 2020 last_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgEuropean rugby paid tribute to the late Anthony Foley, and the second round of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup matches served up a mix of stunning skills and grim gaffs. Who were the stars of the show and who crumbled under pressure? Owens should have awarded the try. He does not have to accept the opinion of the TMO. As it was, New Zealand went on to win 37-10 and we will never know whether Speight’s try could have been critical. Gareth SteensonExeter and Ulster fought out a tight Champions Cup match at the Kingspan Stadium and Chiefs’ fly-half Steenson looked like he might have snatched victory for the visitors when he kicked a drop-goal with four minutes to go to put them 18-16 up. However, Ulster’s Paddy Jackson replied in kind a minute later and from a similar spot, outside the 22 but straight on.Exeter set up one last chance for Steenson in the 79th minute, again from straight in front of the posts but a little deeper this time. The ball drifted agonisingly wide of the right-hand upright and Steenson was a villain instead of a hero. Such is the lot of the goal-kicker! Prize guy: All Blacks skipper Kieran Read with the Bledisloe Cup. (Photo: Getty Images)New Zealand All BlacksMany rugby fans rate the current vintage of All Blacks as the greatest team the world has ever seen and they underlined their claim to that crown this weekend when they became the first tier one team to win 18 consecutive Test matches.The Kiwis have come close to breaking that record for consecutive Test wins a couple of times in recent years – most notably in 2013-14 when they won 17 then drew with Australia – but this time they achieved it with a 37-10 win over the same opponents.The Wallabies had a try disallowed in controversial circumstances (more of that later) but that should not take any of the gloss off this magnificent and unmatched run of wins. TAGS: HighlightLeicester Tigers What the…? Joe Launchbury is not pleased with Danny Cipriani. (Photo: Inpho)Danny CiprianiHe was a Saint last week after a great all-round game, but this week Cipriani is among the Sinners after gifting Toulouse a try with an unwise chipped kick from under his own posts.Thierry Dusautoir charged it down and Census Johnston grabbed the loose ball and scored. Wasps skipper Joe Launchbury was none too pleased and remonstrated with his No 10. Freddie BurnsThe Leicester fly-half was a Sinner last week after giving away an interception try but he bounced back in style, coming off the bench in the 52nd minute of the Tigers’ clash with Racing 92 and scoring 16 points to help his team to a 27-17 win.Burns intercepted a pass from Maxime Machenaud on his own 22 and sprinted in for a try, which he finished with a classic “Ash Splash”. Later he landed a tricky penalty to deny Racing a bonus point.Plaudits also go to Mathew Tait for a try-saving tackle on Dan Carter. He brought the former All Black down a few blades of grass short of the line.Key moment: Mathew Tait stops Dan Carter just short of the line. (Photo: Inpho) Dave StrettleClermont Auvergne and Bordeaux-Begles scored high in the entertainment stakes this weekend, running in 11 tries between them in a match which Clermont won 49-33.Man of the Match was Strettle after he conjured a magical try, chipping skilfully over the defence and collecting the ball at full pace to score in the right-hand corner. Keelan GilesThe Ospreys made it two wins from two in Challenge Cup Pool Two with a 31-13 win at Lyon, featuring a hat-trick from 18-year-old wing Giles. He rounded off a team attack for his first try, darted through the defence for his second and then ran from his own 22 after ripping the ball from the grasping hands of Lyon scrum-half Baptiste Couilloud.Giles scored two tries against Newcastle Falcons last week, so it’s been quite some start to his first European campaign.Teen dream: Keelan Giles was Man of the Match after scoring a hat-trick. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)Enisei STMCongratulations to the Russian club who have won their first two Challenge Cup matches of this campaign and sit proudly on top of the Pool Three table, despite having to play these two “home” games more than 2,500 miles from their real home.Enisei beat Worcester Warriors 19-12 in Moscow and Newport Gwent Dragons 38-18 in Krasnodar after European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) refused to let them host a match in their native Krasnoyarsk this season. Why the enforced move? Because Connacht took four days to get home from that Siberian city after their game last November after their chartered plane broke down. The SaintsMunsterThe sudden death of their coach, and former captain, Anthony Foley hit Munster hard this week, but they responded in impeccable fashion with well thought-out tributes to their hero and a terrific, spirited performance on the pitch to beat Glasgow Warriors 38-17 in the Champions Cup in front of a sell-out crowd at Thomond Park.All the Munster players had Foley’s nickname, Axel, embroidered on their jerseys. Tribute songs were sung, there was a minute’s silence before kick-off and the supporters in the West Stand held up cards which formed a sea of red, the name Axel and two figure eights.CJ Stander wore the No 24 jersey instead of the No 8 and supporters were able to sign a book of condolence at Thomond Park before the game, while Foley’s two sons joined the Munster players on the pitch afterwards to sing more songs.Beyond Limerick, silences, or minutes of applause, were observed in memory of Foley at all European games. Leinster wore red t-shirts with AF on them during their pre-match tribute at Montpellier and the Scarlets all wore a No 8 on the front of their jerseys for their match at Saracens.Munster’s Jerry Flannery – who played and coached with Foley – summed up the mood at the province after the match, saying: “It was the hardest week of my life. We lost the guy who was the heart and soul of the club.” The rugby family did him proud.Blues in red: Leinster line up in Munster colours before the match. (Photo: Inpho) Tom BrownEdinburgh wing Brown scored a last-gasp try to give his side a 36-35 home win in the Challenge Cup and leave them on top of Pool Five after two rounds.He leapt high in the air close to his own line to collect an up-and-under from Damien Hoyland and had the agility and strength to twist through a tackle from Marland Yarde and touch the ball down over his own shoulder.Winning smile: Tom Brown (left) celebrates with Sam Hidalgo-Clyne. (Photo: Getty Images) Brice DulinRacing 92 full-back Dulin provided a terrific comedy moment during the first half of the match at Leicester Tigers. His scrum-half, Maxime Machenaud sent a loose pass to no one in particular, but Dulin was on hand to tidy up the bouncing ball – or so we thought.The first time he bent to pick up the ball he fumbled it and sent it bouncing further back behind him. Dulin turned and ran back for a second attempt, but did the same thing again. By the time he got to the ball a third time the Leicester attackers were upon him, but referee Marius Mitrea gave a dubious penalty to Racing at the break-down, so no harm was done in the end. Outstanding tribute: Munster did Anthony Foley proud. (Photo: Inpho) Mind the gap: Isa Nacewa nips through for the crucial try. (Photo: Inpho)Isa NacewaBonus points are vital in Champions Cup rugby and Nacewa grabbed one for Leinster with a last-minute try and conversion against Montpellier. Trailing 22-9, Leinster were hammering away at the line and Nacewa managed to sneak through the tightest of spaces in the left-hand corner, then ran half-way round to the posts to make the conversion as easy as possible for himself.He successfully landed the kick and earned the bonus point which ensured Leinster were top of Pool Four after two rounds, just one point ahead of Castres. Jimmy GopperthWasps earned a draw at Toulouse with a try from Nathan Hughes three minutes from time and a coolly struck conversion by Gopperth, from wide on the right.Hughes busted a tackle from Paul Perez on his way to the line and made the score 20-18 to Toulouse, but if you were going to put money on a kicker to land a last-ditch, crucial conversion, Gopperth would be as good a bet as any and he didn’t let his team down. Nick Tompkins and SaracensWhen Saracens centre Tompkins arrived at Allianz Park on Saturday, he wasn’t expecting to play in Saracens’ Champions Cup clash with the Scarlets because he wasn’t in the match-day 23. However, Brad Barritt pulled up injured during the warm-up so 21-year-old Tompkins was called into the starting line-up and he responded in fine style, with a Man of the Match performance.He was one of a number of good performers in Saracens’ 44-26 win and his best moment came midway through the first half when he scored a gem of an individual try, cutting a swerving line through the defence from 30 metres out and wrong-footing three Scarlets on his way.Centre of attention: Nick Tompkins on his way to a try. (Photo: Getty Images)Owen Farrell had another outstanding game and, like his team, looks like being a dominant force in the Champions Cup this season.Mako Vunipola is also a Saint as he made his mark on the game even earlier thank Tompkins by scoring a terrific try. He fooled the Scarlets with a lovely dummy then powering over the line with a couple of tacklers trying to stop him.His England rival Joe Marler also gets a mention for his humorous response on Twitter. Marler posted a video of the try and tweeted: “@Mako_Vunipola are you taking the p**s?! Any danger of giving the rest of us a chance?!” Nigel OwensAustralia trailed the All Blacks 15-10 when Henry Speight sprinted in at the right-hand corner for what looked like being an important try early in the second half of their Bledisloe Cup match. However, referee Nigel Owens reviewed the try at the instigation of TMO Shaun Veldsman and was persuaded to disallow it because Dane Haylett-Petty had altered his running line to prevent Julian Savea chasing Speight down.Yes, there was slight contact between the two, but Speight looked like he was away and clear so it is unlikely that Haylett-Petty’s gentle brush against Savea prevented his tackling Speight. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Enisei played two Challenge Cup game in Sochi last season, to escape the worst of the Russian winter. They had hoped to play at least two, if not three in Siberia this time, but could not.EPCR gave Enisei around £86,000 to help with the costs of playing at the different grounds, but the Russians were still disappointed, so to have responded by winning their first two games is terrific. Opponents Brive had better watch out when it’s time for Enisei’s third “home” game, on 10 December in Sochi, as the French club lost on the same ground last year. Enisei will have to undertake an eight-hour plane journey including two flights to get to the game, but they will be determined to make it three wins from three. Sent off: Oliviero Fabiani in action for Italy last season. He is facing a ban now. (Photo: Getty Images)The SinnersOliviero FabianiThere was only one contender for this week’s major Sinner – Zebre hooker Fabiani who was caught clearly on camera biting the forearm of Quinn Roux at the bottom of a ruck.Referee Mathieu Raynal quite rightly sent him off and Zebre had to play 60 minutes with 14 men and were walloped 52-7. A long ban for Fabiani will surely follow and it will be well deserved. Jamie HeaslipLeinster trailed 17-6 at Montpellier with 58 minutes on the clock and were under the pump, defending a five-metre scrum. No 8 Heaslip managed to pick up the ball at the base and attempted a short pass to Zane Kirchner, but Montpellier wing Nemani Nadolo read the move, grabbed the intercept and dotted down a try. Poor Heaslip was left with his head in his hands, wishing he had taken a different option.last_img read more

Agen and Tonga hooker Paula Ngauamo

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Rugby World.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Downtime with Agen and Tonga hooker Paula NgauamoWhen we asked the Tonga management who would be the best player in the squad to partake in our offbeat Q&A, they immediately suggested Paula Ngauamo – and we weren’t disappointed. The hooker, who scored his inaugural Test try as Tonga beat Fiji for the first time in seven years this summer, was quick with the one-liners and sarcasm…Who are the jokers in the Tonga team?Ziggy (Siegfried Fisiihoi) and Siua (Halanukonuka). They’re always back-stabbing! As soon as I leave the room, I can feel the knives in my back. Things aren’t easy for them; it’s how they vent their problems, by back-stabbing and gossiping.Do you have any phobias?Nothing. Tongans aren’t scared of anything. We’re fearless.What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch?Sione Fifita kept dropping balls in training and said it wouldn’t happen in the games, then he dropped three balls in a Test (against Georgia in the Pacific Nations Cup). It was funny but shouldn’t be funny. We’ve not talked to him since!What’s your most embarrassing moment?I don’t get embarrassed.What annoys you?The Tongan fitness guys are always watching YouTube and then that’s our programme for the next day. There’s not much studying behind what they’re doing.Who’s the best dancer in the Tonga squad?Me – by a mile. I can dance. Nasi Manu is pretty bad. I’m probably up there with the singing too. Nasi and I grew up together in New Zealand. We’re second cousins and have known each other since high school. He’d eat all my food. It’s funny looking back.Who’s in charge of the team music?Cooper Vuna. But he’s a bit older than us. I think he was born in 1963 and he plays a lot of Willie Nelson and The Beatles. I like a bit of country but it’s a bit much for a lot of the young guys. It goes a bit far back. More reggae would be good.If you could be one of your team-mates, who would it be and why?Kurt Morath. He takes care of the fines and always takes all the money – we never see it! It stays in his room and then goes with him on the flight home.Tennis star: Serena Williams in action at the French Open (Getty Images)Who would be your three dream dinner party guests? Try time: Paula Ngauamo scores against Fiji in June (Oceania Rugby) The Colonel, so I could pick his brain and get the recipe for KFC. I’d back myself to make it as good, if not better. I’m handy in the kitchen. Then Jesus, so I could ask him if I’m going to heaven and what I need to do to get there. And Serena Williams. She’s so competitive and she’s stayed at the top for so long.What’s your nickname?No one’s given me any nicknames. It might just be Big P.Do you have any tattoos?I do but I wish I was a blank canvas. My cousin did them because he wanted to practise on us!What are the best things about Tonga?The people, the culture, family – everything. It’s just day-to-day life; there’s less stress. It’s different when you grow your own food too – that’s great. Taro, tapioca – we grow it all and farm chickens. I was born in New Zealand, then went to Tonga when I was a couple of months old and stayed with my grandparents for five years.The silliest thing you’ve ever bought?A salad. I learnt my lesson after that. It’s a waste of money.Tasty treat: Paula Ngauamo is a big fan of KFC (Getty Images)What’s your guilty pleasure?I don’t feel guilty when I eat KFC and I don’t really watch TV. And I’ve got the best taste in fashion in this whole team.If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?To be invisible. Then I could check on Siua and Ziggy to see what they were saying about me.Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?Jesus. So I could ask him to get me out.How’s life in France?Agen is alright. I can speak a little bit of French, enough to get around. I miss my mum, who lives in Christchurch. We were there when the earthquake happened. It was pretty scary but our house was okay. Food, faith and funny men all come up in this conversation with Agen and Tonga hooker Paula Ngauamo TAGS: Tonga last_img read more

Video: Presiding Bishop opens climate change conference

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 2, 2013 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [1] An example: Comments (1) Rector Bath, NC May 19, 2013 at 3:59 am A huge thank you for these comments. I see no way for humanity to avoid runaway climate change without the full engagement of the faith community. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Comments are closed. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, 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 Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Video: Presiding Bishop opens climate change conference Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori opens the May 1-2 “Sustaining hope in the face of climate change” gathering in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Church of Sweden. The full text of her statement follows.The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal ChurchThe idea of changing climate elicits grief in many people, as well it should.  That grief finds expression in many of the classic ways that we respond to all kinds of loss.  Some simply can’t imagine that it’s real – and there are still more than a few climate deniers out there.  Some try to find someone to blame, or shift it away from themselves: they say things like:  ‘A bunch of crooked scientists cooked this up to keep themselves in research funds’ or, ‘It’s not my fault, and I will not be responsible!’  Some people are angry enough at the very idea that we might all share some responsibility that they flaunt their wastefulness or charge others with political manipulation of the media.  And some get so depressed that they simply leave the conversation – ‘there’s nothing I can do, so why should I try?’People of faith know another response, particularly in this Easter season.The evidence of climate change due to human behavior is quite literally undeniable.  And the evidence leads to models and predictions which are becoming clearer about the extent of the impact we are likely to experience.Atmospheric warming is leading to greater variability in climate as well as more extreme climatic events.  Floods and drought will continue to become more common, and storms more intense.  We will see more wildfires, rain-induced floods, heat waves, and tidal surges.  Water for drinking and irrigation will be in short supply in areas that used to have plenty.  Aquifers will be depleted.  Food crops will become more difficult to grow in areas of historic cultivation.  We will see disease outbreaks in human beings and in food crops as environmental stress increases.  Disease organisms are likely to migrate toward the poles as temperatures rise, and naïve, unexposed populations will be newly affected – malaria and their mosquito vectors are a good example.  The lack of resistance will mean higher death and debility rates in human beings, livestock, and cereal crops.  Large numbers of species will become extinct – a trend we can already see developing – and the reduction in diversity will mean both lower ecosystem resilience and greater outbreaks of weedy or opportunistic species.The oceans are already experiencing the effects of increased atmospheric carbon.  Acidification from dissolved CO2 is straining the ability of organisms to lay down carbonate shells and skeletal structures – corals and many planktonic organisms, in particular.  They are often significant primary producers at the base of the food chain; and as a result, we will see reduced fisheries productivity, as well as stressed and shrinking populations of sea birds and mammals.Can you hear the hoofbeats of the four horsemen of the apocalypse?  We know that famine, drought, and pestilence often lead to conflict and war.  The ensuing death and destruction are immense and tragic.  We have choices in the face of the doom and gloom before us.  We can choose to ignore those hoofbeats, or we can remember who we are, whose we are, and why we are here.  Our shared credo affirms that we are children of God, made in God’s image, and created for right relationship with God, one another, and all creation.Those horsemen are driven by the ancient demons of individualism, materialism, and selfishness – what today we often call consumerism.  All of them feed on a self-focused fear of scarcity.  The beasts of war can become vehicles of peace and justice when we ride to the aid of another, remembering that we belong to one another.  We do not exist alone; ultimately we will all thrive or die together.  The stuff that so many of us are so urgently accumulating will not save us, make us whole, or heal the emptiness within us.  The stuff that consumes us will eventually also consume many of the other parts of creation – and quite literally burn it to a crisp.The developed world’s drive to consume more and more diminishes our own lives – even at the level of the time and energy we put into finding stuff to buy or working to pay for it.  It soon becomes time stolen from the possibility of healing, like the time that could be spent building deep and meaningful friendships with God and neighbor.  Each consumptive act puts more carbon into the atmosphere as factories and engines churn out commodities to be bought and sold.Yet people of faith know another response than futility, particularly in the face of Easter resurrection.  There is still enough health in us to remember that we are claimed by one who reminds us that we do not live by bread alone.  We are made whole in loving God and neighbor and not ourselves alone.We are gathered here today and tomorrow to learn about the realities of climate change, and to discover ways we can ride to the aid of others, responding to the disaster already emerging.[1]Christ is risen, and the body of Christ is being raised and inspired, God-breathed, to become leaven and spirit in the world around us.  There is indeed abundant hope that the body of God’s creation might also rise – renewed, redeemed, and made whole.  May we be made Christ’s passion, God’s hands, and Spirit’s breath to make it so.Alleluia!  Christ is risen! Associate Rector Columbus, GA ClimateChangeDC, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Ecumenical & Interreligious, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Barbara Fukumoto says: Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Environment & Climate Change, Rector Belleville, IL Video Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

Hurricane Irma: A reminder of Creation’s force

first_img Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSInspirationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleStaying grateful in a pre-hurricane settingNext articleA man who would have enjoyed Hurricane Irma? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rabbi Rick Sherwin, a graduate of UCLA, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Rabbi Rick’s passion is filling spiritual services and interfaith educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. Please enter your comment! IT’S CALM… As I write this, the sun is shining, the blue sky is dotted with white clouds, a few people are out walking… Everyone’s cars are filled with gas, the pantries are filled with canned goods and bottled water, the phones, tablets, and external batteries are charging. Pun intended, images of Harvey flood our minds as Florida waits to witness the wrath of Irma.I have been drawing inspiration and strength from Alden Solovy’s poems and prayers through recent experiences ranging from Charlottesville to Harvey. I found this 2012 prayer from Alden Solovy and adapted it for Hurricane Irma with my own theological perspective. SAFETY DURING A HURRICANECreator of heaven and earth,Hurricane Irma approaches,A reminder of Creation’s force.The world began in chaos, and the winds of Irma remind usThat chaos continues to blow with the wind.What destruction will strike?Who will suffer? Who will stay secure?God of mystery and awe,We pray for safety as this hurricane threatensTo interrupt thousands of livesCausing stress to those in its pathAnd worry to concerned families and friendsLiving beyond the hurricane’s path.And when the winds subside and the rain begins to dry,Grant food and clothing, warmth and shelter to those in need.Bless emergency and rescue workersWith the patience, tools, and skills they needAs they risk their lives for the sakeOf our families, communities and friends.Grant healing to those who are sick or injured.Bless us with common senseThrough the high winds and torrential rainAnd with kinship and cooperationWhen Hurricane Irma passes.God of awe and wonder,See us through the gale and be with us through the night,For comfort, security and well-being.ברוך אתה יי סומך נופליםWe praise You, Eternal God,the Oneness that uplifts our spirits in times of need. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 COMMENT Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Miacenter_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Thanks Rabbi, I appreciate the hurricane prayer and needed it very much. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter InspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwin September 10, 2017 at 10:41 amlast_img read more

TCU looking to bounce back against Iowa State

first_imgGarrett Podell TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Twitter Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Facebook Previous articleChick-fil-A day showcases new menu items at TCU locationNext articleHomecoming Pep Rally, FrogFest take over Campus Commons Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Facebook Garrett Podell + posts Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedincenter_img Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podell ReddIt TAGSquiz – interactive TCU head coach Gary Patterson and the rest of the team ready themselves for their game against Arkansas.Courtesy of Sam Bruton Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podell printThe Iowa State Cyclones are heading into Fort Worth after two lackluster losses to Northwestern Iowa and the University of Iowa, but the Horned Frogs aren’t taking the game lightly. “Iowa State almost beat us last year, so we have to prepare well for them,” said TCU linebacker Sammy Douglas.In Ames last season, the Horned Frogs trailed ISU 21-14 after the first quarter, before pulling away in the second half to a 45-21 victory. Since joining the Big 12 in 2012, TCU is 2-1 against Iowa State. Douglas said this year’s squad has begun to coalesce. “We were too dependent on our seniors and captains early on,” Douglas said. “But now we’re playing as one defensively and becoming more of a team defense.”TCU head coach Gary Patterson said getting the defense in sync is crucial.“Defensively, we need to get to where we’re hunting together and trust each other,” Patterson said.Despite the Cyclones’ 0-2 record, they have a couple of a talented offensive playmakers in running back Mike Warren and 6’5, 223-pound wide receiver Allen Lazard.“No.5 [Allen Lazard] has some good speed on him and he can catch the ball,” Douglas said. ”He’ll be a challenge one-on-one.”Lazard is one of eight players in the country to have two 100-yard receiving games to start the season. He leads the Big 12 in receiving yards per game with 120.“Lazard is a good player, Warren is a good player, and every time we’ve played Iowa State, except for one time it’s been a war,” Patterson said.Junior quarterback Joel Lanning has started the Cyclones’ last seven games dating back to last season, but sophomore quarterback Jacob Park also took the field in last Saturday’s 42-3 loss to Iowa.“Lanning has been playing pretty good, and when he played us last year, they gave us a run for our money,” Douglas said.“But, we’ll just go out there and compete with whoever is on the field,” Douglas said when talking about TCU’s game plan for the quarterbacks.Patterson said there’s not much of a difference between the two quarterbacks.“They seem to run the same offense with both of them, and when [QB Jacob] Park came in, the score was lopsided so it was hard to tell how they would’ve ran things early in the game,” Patterson said. “We have to prepare for all of it.”He said he wants to get more production out of pass coverage.“One of the things we need to get better at is pass defense, but one thing people don’t understand is that of the three corners who played last year besides Ranthony [Texada] aren’t here,” Patterson said. “The young guys need to get better, but we have a couple surprises for them but Iowa State will see that on Saturday.”Even though TCU kicker Ryan Graf struggled last Saturday, Patterson said he needs to get his mind right on his own.“Kickers are like pitchers, and really, there’s not anything good to say them,” Patterson said. “They have to have ice in their veins and then go about their business.”If Graf continues to struggle, Patterson said that TCU’s other healthy kicker Brandon Hatfield may get an opportunity.Patterson said starting linebacker Montrel Wilson is out this week.TCU is 31-11 in regular-season games following last week’s loss. “Sometimes to move forward you have to move back,” Patterson said. “People handle failure better than people handled success.”TCU kicks off it’s homecoming and family weekend Saturday at 11 a.m. in Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedinlast_img read more

Fianna Fail Councillor says there will be ‘murder’ if Town Councils are scrapped

first_imgNewsx Adverts Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project By News Highland – May 26, 2010 A Fianna Fail County Councillor has said there will be murder, metaphorically speaking, if the government go ahead with reported plans to scrap town councils.Sean McEniff, who also sits on Bundoran Town Council was responding to news that town councillors are to be ditched in a radical shake-up of local government planned by Fianna Fail.Under the plan, one set of councillors will represent their area at town and county level.Councillor McEniff says he and his party colleagues in Donegal will fight the scrapping town councils ‘tooth and nail’ :[podcast][/podcast] Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Previous articleDonegal v Down Preview Part 1Next articleCouncillor Mick Quinn blasts use of “Habitual Residency” rules. News Highland Google+ Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Twitter Fianna Fail Councillor says there will be ‘murder’ if Town Councils are scrappedlast_img read more

Road Traffic Collison on Cranford to Carrigart Road

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleThe North’s First Minister says she doesn’t want to see a hard border on Lough FoyleNext article€3.8m announced for Gortahork/Falcarragh water supply upgrade admin LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Homepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Gardai are currently attending a road traffic collision on the Cranford to Carrigart Road.Gardai in Milford are advising motorists to be aware of traffic disruptions.The collison happened on a blind bend after the pier.It is believed that no one is injured. Pinterest Facebook By admin – November 18, 2016 center_img WhatsApp Road Traffic Collison on Cranford to Carrigart Road Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Google+ Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 last_img read more

Donegal Solicitor calls for border loop holes to be closed

first_img By News Highland – November 14, 2014 A Donegal solicitor says measures by government to close some legal loops holes for cross border criminals do not go far enough.Buncrana Solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn says the greatest thing that ever happened for criminals is the border.He says this was highlighted by a visiting judge who was shocked to learn that she could not apply community service to an offender as he was resident in the north.Mr MacLochlainn says this is just one of many examples:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleDunphy says he is Optimistic ahead of Ireland GameNext articleHundreds of protesters attend council meeting calling for scrapping of water charges News Highland Twitter Twitter Google+ Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Homepage BannerNews Facebook LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Donegal Solicitor calls for border loop holes to be closed RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

Donegal man appears in court in Glasgow on terrorism charges

first_img LUH still not ready to restore IT systems A Donegal man is amongst five Irish Republican terror suspects have appeared in court charged with conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.39 year-old Anton Duffy, a native of Donegal along side Martin Hughes, Edward McVeigh, Paul Sands and Stacy McAllister are also alleged to have conspired to murder.They are charged with planning between February 1 and October 23 at a property on Old Castle Road, Cathcart, Glasgow to commit acts of terrorism.They are all accused of plotting to carry out a terrorist campaign in the UK.It is alleged they tried to get a hold of firearms and explosives with a view to carrying out terrorist offences, including “damage to property and murder of civilians”.A convoy of police motorbikes, police cars and vans were used to bring each of the accused to and from the court.They each appeared separately in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court where they made no plea or declaration and were remanded in custody by sheriff Ian Miller.They are due to appear next week for full committal.The operation was led by Police Scotland and also involved the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the security service. Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Donegal man appears in court in Glasgow on terrorism charges Pinterest Facebook Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Newscenter_img Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Twitter Previous articleOnly 3% of Jobbridge Public Sector interns in Donegal secured employmentNext articleCalls for more breastfeeding friendly areas News Highland Google+ By News Highland – October 29, 2013 Google+ Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more