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One dividend stock I’d buy for my ISA before February, and one stock I’d avoid

first_img Royston Wild 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. Royston Wild | Sunday, 26th January, 2020 | More on: DNLM RCH 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Wildcenter_img One dividend stock I’d buy for my ISA before February, and one stock I’d avoid Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Those looking to buy some top dividend shares on a shoestring should look at Reach (LSE: RCH). The media giant’s share price has leapt 136% in 12 months yet on paper it remains spectacularly cheap. The small-cap stock trades on a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 3.5 times and boasts a giant 5.2% dividend yield, too.City analysts expect earnings to fall 5% at Reach, the owner of the Mirror line of titles as well as more recently the Express and Star mastheads, in 2020. The publishing market is tough, sure, as advertising budgets remain under no little pressure. But I reckon the company’s low rating fails to reflect the pace at which revenues at its digital operations are taking off.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…Online sales rose 14% between 1 July and 29 November, Reach reported last time it updated the market. This was up from 9% in the same 2018 period. And I expect the top line to keep soaring over the long term as Reach expands to grow its readership.I’m expecting another sunny set of numbers when full-year results come out on Monday, 24 February. I therefore reckon the publisher is a top income buy right now.Too expensive?I certainly won’t be buying Dunelm Group (LSE: DNLM) today, though. It’s loaded with risk as retail sales in the UK continue their steady decline. And yet this FTSE 250 stock commands a premium rating, a forward P/E rating of 21.6 times.That said, there’s sure to be an army of happy buyers in the lead up to half-year trading numbers scheduled for Wednesday, 12 February. Dunelm’s ability to defy gravity has been quite impressive, all told. The furniture specialist released another strong update last month. A 5% rise in like-for-like growth between June and August was also particularly decent in the context of the strong comparatives of a year earlier. Underlying sales rocketed almost 11% then.Dunelm’s refusal to engage in Black Friday promotions or pre-Xmas sales made that latest number even more impressive. This decision also boosted gross margins by 1.1% in the quarter. So what’s my beef, you may ask? Well that monster earnings multiple and smallish forward dividend yield (of 2.6%) means that Dunelm comes packed with plenty of risk but with potentially very little reward.Look elsewhereThe launch of its new digital platform may give the business more reason to expect sales to keep tearing higher (revenues generated via Dunelm.com jumped more than a third in the last quarter). City analysts expect earnings to rise 8% in the fiscal year to June 2020 and by 6% the following year.But with geopolitical and economic uncertainty threatening to linger through the rest of this calendar year and possibly beyond, too, I can’t help but fear that Dunelm might struggle to keep up the pace, and that its huge premium leaves it in danger of a share price correction. I’d rather park my hard-earned investment cash elsewhere. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

 

Have £1,000 to invest? This is how I’d buy FTSE 100 stocks now

first_imgHave £1,000 to invest? This is how I’d buy FTSE 100 stocks now 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. Yesterday, the FTSE 100 closed above 6,000. This was the first time that it reached this level since the stock market crash began in March’s second week. The index’s sharp, swift increase indicates that many FTSE 100 stocks have rebounded. Stocks that were earlier available at unbelievably low prices are now back close to their pre-crash levels.As a result, if I have to invest £1,000 right now, I think the situation is more complex today than it was when the crash actually happened. I now need to sift through stocks more carefully.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…What not to buyFor one thing, not all stocks are rising. Indeed, some have seen their fortunes turn for the worse. One of these is the FTSE 100 banking biggie, Lloyds Bank, which I’ve covered in detail in another article today. It’s share price through April has actually been lower than in March, and I’m not sure if it’s going to rise from here. In fact, I’m of the view that banking stocks are avoidable at present. Earlier this week, HSBC posted poor financial results, and yesterday it was Barclays’s turn to do the same. This in addition to the fact that banks put a pause on dividends last month. In a nutshell, I’m not sure if it would be fruitful to buy banks’ shares right now. I think there will be plenty of opportunity to buy them at muted prices going forward, if the economy continues to remain dismal like it’s expected to.FTSE 100 shares to buy for those with risk appetiteThere are other cyclicals, however, which look more promising to me right now. One of these is the FTSE 100 retailer JD Sports Fashion, which has rebounded a fair bit but is still way below the highest levels seen in 2020. With the Covid-19 situation still precarious, lockdown having hit its revenue generation, and an expected economic slowdown, the coming times could be challenging for it. But I’m a believer in the stock, for a number of reasons, so I think in the long term it will pay off.  Similarly, the FTSE 100 low-cost airline easyJet has been through rough times recently, being among the most affected sectors. But I reckon that it will start getting back on track as economic activity returns. It might be longer before it’s performance turns around, but at its relatively low present price, it looks like a potentially good bet. Limited risk and potential upsideBut if I really don’t want to take on any risk in these difficult times, defensive stocks are still my best bet. It’s true that their share prices have run-up quite a bit. But if I believe in the business’s potential and the company’s ability to see it to fruition, its share price should ideally rise overtime. At the very least, it’s unlikely to fall dramatically. Consumer defensive FTSE 100 stock Diageo is one example. And there are many others, including pharmaceuticals and consumer staples, giving investors plenty of choice.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. See all posts by Manika Premsingh “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Manika Premsingh | Thursday, 30th April, 2020 Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, Diageo, HSBC Holdings, and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

 

Six Nations: Saint-Andre adds a pinch of youth to France’s squad

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Perfect 10? Plisson has impressed for Stade this term, but will he be wearing France’s fly-half jersey next month?By Gavin MortimerIS Philippe Saint-Andre finally getting the message? The France coach has relied on the tried and tested since inheriting the squad that somehow stumbled into the World Cup final a little over two years ago, a conservatism encapsulated by his slavish devotion to Frederic Michalak.Pace-setter: Castres full-back PalisBut in naming his 30-man training squad ahead of next month’s Six Nations, Saint-Andre has selected a few welcome surprises. Stade Français’s fine form (the Parisian club are second in the Top 14 behind Clermont) sees them rewarded with the inclusion of three uncapped players – fly-half Jules Plisson, full-back Hugo Bonneval and blindside flanker Antoine Burban. There’s also a first call-up for Castres’ Geoffrey Palis, a goal-kicking full-back whose pace means he can also play on the wing. This column has been singing the praises of the 22-year-old Palis for a while and his inclusion perhaps signals that Saint-Andre now recognizes he needs a goal-kicker other than the traditional scrum-half.Morgan Parra, who falls into that category, is still recovering from a knee injury sustained in November, although the latest medical bulletins to come out of France suggest his rehab is going well and may be fit for most of the Six Nations. Nonetheless Saint-Andre has omitted Parra from his initial squad, along with Fulgence Ouedraogo, Camille Lopez and Florian Fritz, all long-term injury cases. Among those excluded on form are Michalak – unlikely to play again for France it would seem – and the Montpellier half-back duo of Jonathan Pelissie and Francois Trinh-Duc.Pelissie hasn’t managed to sustain his dazzling start to the season (some niggling injuries haven’t helped) while Saint-Andre has never warmed to Trinh-Duc as a fly-half. In many ways the Montpellier 10 is France’s answer to Toby Flood, a player who is comfortable at club-level but who has never found a similar consistency and quality at Test level.So it looks like the No 10 jersey – for so long France’s problem position – will be worn by either Remi Tales of Castres or Plisson. Tales filled the role during France’s November Tests but did little to prove he’s the fly-half France have been looking for. For a start he doesn’t kick goals and his punting from hand was too wayward at Test level. Plisson isn’t a regular goal-kicker either although he’s something of a drop goal specialist. Last season he dropped six for Stade and he’s banged over four this season – including three in the last-gasp win away at Perpignan. Toulon’s fly-half Frederic Michalak leaves the field with his daughter after an European Cup rugby union match between Toulon and Glasgow Warriors on October 13, 2013 at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southeastern France. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images) Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Maxime Machenaud (Racing-Métro), Jules Plisson (Stade Français), Rémi Talès (Castres), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Gaël Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Sofiane Guitoune (Perpignan), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Maxime Médard (Toulouse), Geoffrey Palis (Castres), Hugo Bonneval (Stade Français), Brice Dulin (Castres).Forwards: Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Yannick Forestier (Castres), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-Métro), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Rabah Slimani (Stade Français), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Français), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Pascal Papé (Stade Français), Sébastien Vahaamahina (Perpignan), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse, capt), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-Métro), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse). Down and out: Michalak has been excludedSo well is the 22-year-old Plisson playing this season that he’s keeping Morné Steyn out of the Stade starting line-up. His creative talent has never been in doubt but this season the native of Paris has brought a far greater maturity to his game, and he’s grown in confidence since the arrival as coach of Gonzalo Quesada.“Even this morning we were still discussing about Jules Plisson and Francois [Trinh-Duc],” admitted Saint-Andre on Monday. “Francois has put in a huge effort and he was very close [to selection] but Jules Plisson had put in some top quality performances. We’ve gone for those players at the top of their game.”He could also have mentioned how he’s finally trusting in youth.France training squad last_img read more

 

U.K. government launches consultation on same-sex marriage

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET U.K. government launches consultation on same-sex marriage Paul Lewis says: Christine Marland says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Kurt H. Jacobs says: Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Robert Ian Williams says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska March 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm I am strongly opposed to the government plans to bring about same sex “marriage”. My reasons are:-1. It is not a marriage since procreation would not be involved.2. It is unnatural since we are clearly male and female and hetersexual relations are natural and others are not.3. It is the opposite of the teaching of the Bible on which this nation has for centuries based its` laws.4. It will bring confusion in future generations.5. It is wanted by a small group of militant people and not by the majority in the UK.6. It will put Christian churches and leaders in a very difficult position in the future despite the supposed safeguards built in. I need to add that Christians have always been at the forefront of healthy social change but the one here suggested is not healthy or helpful to people in our country. I for one would be ashamed to be called British if thus goes through. Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (8) Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC ken blackwell says: By Trevor GrundyPosted Mar 15, 2012 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events March 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm As regards Mr. Blackwell’s reason number one:Does this mean that heterosexual couples should be denied the right to marry if the bride is a post-menopausal woman? 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Johannes Oesch says: April 7, 2012 at 1:55 am I think Kurt H. Jacobs said it well, when he pointed out the change that society has experienced in terms of scientific and sociological awareness of various developments. Too often we forget that culture is not static, and neither is the realm of ethics when we are faced with new and complex problems as greater knowledge emerges. I support any inspiration that people can extract from the Bible, or any religious source, so long as that inspiration is aligned with the fundamental values that all religions preach: love, acceptance, mutual understanding, respect, peace.We should also remember that being a highly intelligent species, human behaviour moves far beyond instinctual needs of survival and procreation. So much of what we do is for mental challenge, “order,” pleasure. To conclude that sex was only meant for producing offspring is to undermine the ability that humans have to feel and enjoy such exchanges while taking active measures to reduce the likelihood of pregnancy. Furthermore, as John Warfel joked, if we are to presume that marriage is for the possibility of procreation, that should therefore shut out all post-menopausal women, and anyone sterile. Excluding people from enjoining in a legal and socially recognized union of marriage should raise the question of how alienating a world that would be.In response to Christine Marland’s concern for confusing children, who witness or grow up in same-sex environments, about their sexuality, let us also consider that humans are both physiologically and sociologically shaped. Perhaps the real reason there seem to be fewer gay or lesbian, or bisexually self-identified persons is not because humans lack the capacity to desire and form meaningful relationships with persons of the same sex, but because it has been shunned for so many centuries, and thus, humans have not explored their fullest capacity for love. I hear your concern that being anything but purely “straight” (if there really is such a thing…I have my doubts) can bring undue hardship, and to that I agree. But I agree only to the fault of our own for the practice of social discrimination by choice. If more people opened their hearts and minds to the positive effect same-sex marriage and same-sex relationships can have, acknowledging the idea that they have the capacity to be long-lasting, unselfish, and meaningful on multiple levels, we would no longer need to worry about this so-called hardship self-imposed.The biggest thing we need to overcome is the idea that we are incapable of greater awareness of ourselves and of others. If we accept this, it all of a sudden becomes fathomable that the past is not necessarily “better” in all respects, and that the law must respond to our advances if it is to stay in tune with the needs of its communities and attempt to be “just.” [Ecumenical News International] The U.K. government on March 15 launched a 12-week consultation in England and Wales that is widely expected to lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage, despite strong opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and conservative elements within the Church of England.“Should two people who care deeply for each other, who love each other and who want to spend the rest of their lives together be allowed to marry?” Home Secretary Theresa May asked in The Times on March 15.“That is the essential question behind the debate over the government’s plans to extend civil marriage to same-sex couples,” she said.The coalition government led by Prime Minister David Cameron (Conservative) and his deputy, Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat) has made it clear that it wants to see a law which allows gays and lesbians to marry before the next general election in 2015. It is also supported by the opposition leader, Ed Milliband (Labour).But the consultation also will include an option of retaining the status quo and that has met with the approval of senior church figures, as well as a number of Conservative Members of Parliament.The plans for same-sex weddings only covers civil marriages for gay and lesbian couples. Religious buildings would only be used where church, temple, mosque or synagogue leaders wished to offer that ceremony.If the reform goes ahead, it would only affect same-sex couples in England and Wales, not Northern Ireland or Scotland (which make up the rest of the U.K.). Last year, the Scottish Government held its own consultation process and received more than 50,000 responses.The decision to go ahead with the consultation was taken despite fierce opposition from Christian church leaders. The Church of England on March 15 issued a statement saying that the Church of England/Archbishops’ Council will study the government’s consultation on whether to redefine marriage and respond in due course.“The Church of England is committed to the traditional understanding of the institution of marriage as being between one man and one woman,” a statement said.On March 11, Roman Catholic priests read out a pastoral letter signed by two leading clerics, the Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols and the Archbishop of Southwark Peter Smith.It warned Britain’s estimated four million Roman Catholics that “changing the legal definition of marriage could be a profoundly radical step. Its consequences should be taken seriously.” The letter was read by priests from 2,500 pulpits in churches across England and Wales.Earlier, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the leader of Scotland’s estimated 500,000 Roman Catholics, described as “grotesque” plans for same-sex weddings. He said if a law was passed making same-sex weddings legal it would “shame the United Kingdom in the eyes of the world.”The Archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the 77-million strong worldwide Anglican Communion, Rowan Williams, has cautioned that the law should not be used as a tool to bring about social changes, such as gay marriage.But other religious groups, including Quakers, Reform Jews and Unitarians, have welcomed it.Several countries recognize same-sex marriage, including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, and South Africa. In the U.S., same-sex marriage is legal in eight states.Civil partnerships were introduced in the United Kingdom in 2005. They gave same-sex couples the same legal rights as married couples. Those in favor of same-sex marriage say it would lift another barrier to equality and give gays and lesbians the same rights as those enjoyed by heterosexual couples. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls March 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm I am a Conservative and CofE church goer. I had a civil marriage but not a church marriage. I feel marriage is a word that has been used for committment between a man and a woman, and that it includes a possibility of children from that marriage and this is how the word has been used for centuries by society. Today civil partnerships give same sex couples the rights they need in law. In my view this is sufficient. Society across the world and historically recognises men and women together in marriage provide the stabiity and the model of male and female behaviour that gives their offspring the easiest route in today’s world to a happy, non-confrontational adulthood in society.Like unmarried mums, same sex couples bringing up children have a harder path to bringing up children who are at ease with the general rules of society. If society has too many unmarried mums and too many same sex couples bringing up children – it could cause distress and confusion to young minds who might think that it was a route they should take lightly and not realise that it can have many disadvantages. I understand that people do not choose to be homosexual and also that they can have committed lives to members of the same sex. I also believe society in general should not automatically think that two women or two men who have lived together for many years have automatically a sexual relationship with each other. They could be together for the very real needs of security and companionship. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs March 16, 2012 at 3:03 am The Anglican communion unwittingly changed its view of marriage when it accepted contraception at its 1930 Lambeth Conference., having previously condemned it. from 1930 onwards Anglicanism saw sexual love within marriage as primarily recreational and procreation as optional. Most Protestant churches and the Orthodox churches followed and only the Roman Catholic Church has remained consistent.Please also observe that the so-called “conservative” elements within the Church of England opposing gay marriage are liberal on divorce and re-marriage. Lord Carey, who has called gay marriage “vandalism,” introduced divorce and re-marriage to the Church of England, and now it is a free for all, dependent on the whim of the officiating cleric. March 24, 2012 at 11:39 am “Should two people who care deeply for each other, who love each other and who want to spend the rest of their lives together be allowed to marry?” Home Secretary Theresa May asked in The Times on March 15.If this to set the new rule, it makes me think about the new German Federal President. He is married, but lives separated from his – as yet still – official wife. On the other hand he brings along into the office a First Lady, to whom he is related in love for more than a decade, caring for each other, wanting to spend the rest of their lives together. Shouldn’t these two people be allowed to marry? without any prejudice to the former wife? Rector Shreveport, LA Benita Ann says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Anglican Communion, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 March 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm On a factual note the suggested change in the law would not allow any religious buildings to be used for same sex marriage. The intention is to apply it to civil marriage only (hotels, town halls etc) as the article states. It does not allow for a religious same sex marriage in a designated place of worship even if groups wish to hold them. One or two MPs have suggested they might put forward an amendment to provide that facility for those groups mentioned in the article who may wish to offer this service to people. Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA March 15, 2012 at 7:22 pm I would like to respond to Ken Blackwell’s comments to this article:1. Mr. Blackwell says “It is not marriage since procreation is not involved,” but heterosexual couples are married all the time when one or both are beyond the age of giving birth; younger heterosexual couples who do not intend to have children also marry each other; and heterosexual couples who cannot have children together nonetheless remain married and adopt children, or not, just as many same-sex couples adopt children. The love between two people goes well beyond, and indeed may include, procreation.2. Same-sex physical and romantic attraction clearly is quite “natural”; it is compelled by the same forces compelling different-sex attraction, which explains why it is found in all human societies, and throughout history.3. The concept homosexuality — that is, of having a sexual orientation towards one’s own, rather than the “opposite” sex — developed in the 1800s, which is why the word “homosexual” itself originates in the 1800s. Look it up in the Oxford English Dictionary. That is why there is absolutely no mention of a person having a same sex orientation in the Bible, just as there is no mention in the Bible of automobiles, or how to have a root canal, or a thousand other things. There is also no mention of DNA or genes or genetics in the Bible, so it does violence to the interpretation of scripture to suggest otherwise.4. Future generations will wonder why it took us so long to adopt same-sex marriage and what the fuss was about, just as we scratch our heads that it took our ancestors until 700 A.D. and 800 A.D. in some cases to conclude that in “trial by combat” the bigger guy usually won even he was the ne’er do well. Even then, “trial by combat” was replaced with an oath system that determined who was right or wrong by how many people one could get on one’s side to take an oath for you. It took many more centuries after that to come up with the idea of “witnesses” and “evidence” and impartial juries.5. Time will certainly tell whether it is wanted by a majority in the U.K. Since every citizen of the U.K. is related by blood to a gay man or gay woman, it is not hard to imagine that a majority of citizens in the U.K. may favor permitting gay marriages.6. Permitting gay marriage is “healthy social change” and should, after prayerful consideration, be supported by Christians, just as many Christians, though not all, supported an end to slavery, an end to child labor, permitting blacks and whites to marry, etc. It is unhealthy to discriminate against gay people and prevent them from enjoying the blessings of love set out in Corinthians. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release John Warfel says: Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Human Sexuality last_img
 

Victory Church in Apopka a drop-off site for Puerto Rico relief…

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSHurricane MariaPuerto RicoSt. MartinSt. ThomasVictory Church Apopka Previous articleHere’s where you can get free coffee on National Coffee DayNext articleWounded Officers Initiative and Ministerial Alliance partner for BBQ Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. MartinFrom Victory Church World Outreach If you’ve ever wondered what the “World Outreach” part of Victory Church’s name meant, this might explain it.Victory Church in Apopka is joining with El Rey Jesus of Orlando, to help receive and send relief supplies to the people of Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Martin following the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Victory will be receiving supplies until Wednesday, October 4th as the supply plane will be leaving for Puerto Rico on October 5th.Doug Bankson is the Lead Pastor at Victory. He can identify and empathize with the victims of Hurricane Maria.“We all know the frustration of going through the storms and the aftermath, and as Floridians, we have seen the best in mankind as neighbor helps neighbor,” he said. “But compared to all that we have faced, Puerto Rico and the islands surrounding have suffered a catastrophic loss, where there is no food or medicine to buy if you can make it to the store, and the entire power grid will take months to rebuild. This is why we are so happy to team up with El Rey Jesus as they have found a way to fly in supplies directly to those who have been hardest hit. Please join us as a community to extend a helping hand to the greatest need. When we give to the poor, we lend to the Lord; and He will repay.”Drop off Location: Victory Church Apopka | 509 S Park Ave, Apopka, FL 32703For more details, watch this video: https://youtu.be/btI–e95IykContact: Pastor Ariel Lopez | 407-902-3727Drop off times:Sat 10am-2pmSun 8:45-1pmMon-Wed 9am-5pmRelief items needed:Baby Diapers, food, and formulaBottled water and canned foodsFirst Aid Items (Bandages, Alcohol, Gauze, Anti-biotic OintmentFeminine Hygiene ProductsOver the counter medicines (pain reliever, diarrhea, cough)GeneratorsGrills and charcoalSleeping bags/cotsFlashlights and batteries The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

 

Francois Steyn released from Springbok squad after brother’s passing

first_imgMonday Aug 3, 2015 Francois Steyn released from Springbok squad after brother’s passing Centre Francois Steyn has been released from the Springbok squad following the death of his brother earlier today. Wimpie reportedly took his life on the family farm in Bethlehem.Steyn, who last played for his country in 2012, has been recovering from a chest injury and while he wasn’t set to play against Argentina this coming weekend, he has been training in an effort to be a part of the Springbok’s Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign.He will head home to the Freestate with immediate effect, to spend time with family.“Frans informed me straight after our morning session on Monday and as soon as he heard the sad and tragic news that his brother had passed away,” said Ian Schwartz, Springbok Team Manager.“We will not take any decisions on his immediate involvement with the squad – his personal situation is now the most important and we will support him and his family wherever we can in this very difficult time.“Our thoughts and prayers are with Frans and his entire family in this time of mourning.”We send sincere condolences to Frans and his family at this difficult time.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Springboks Related Articles 84 WEEKS AGO Pieter Steph du Toit named World Rugby Player… 87 WEEKS AGO Josh Larsen sees red for no-arms ruck charge… 94 WEEKS AGO Throwback Thursday: Relive the Battle of… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

 

Internet donations advice from Dr Smooth?

first_imgInternet donations advice from Dr Smooth?  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK Fundraising together with several contacts have received multiple e-mail messages from a Dr Ian Smooth of the Charity Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A. Dr Smooth offers to share the secrets of his success in increasing the number of donations his organisation receives after introducing an online credit card donation facility.Unfortunately Dr Smooth hasn’t responded to any of our replies so we can’t comment on his services. He e-mailed us both from the “Charity Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona” and the “MacAurther Foundation” in the same town. He uses a Thailand-based e-mail service. Advertisement These messages serve to underline several basic elements of successful use of e-mail. Do not send multiple unsolicited e-mail messages; use an e-mail address that coincides with the organisation you claim to work for; and stick to one name for your organisation, however many acronyms or other variants it might have. And last but not least, do respond to any enquiries you receive, particularly if you solicit them! Howard Lake | 6 July 2002 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

 

‘Viajando con Alejandro’ talk encourages students to study abroad

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Gano presents his photographs. Photograph by Dylan Guest. Community Engagement Programming to offer alternative spring break Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ TCU housing helps upperclassmen find their home TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Dylan Guest Health, communication and media: New minor is on the way Linkedin Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ National Parks road trip to be held during spring break Twitter Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleWomen’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 titleNext articleFrogflix (Season 2) BONUS EPISODE: Hosts React to “Game of Thrones” Dylan Guest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ Facebook printA Spanish professor at Tarrant County College’s (TCC) Northwest Campus, inspired students to visit the world around them with photograph and video compilations of his time abroad. Alejandro Garza Gano has visited 102 different countries and shared thousands of visuals with students and faculty Monday. A photograph by Gano in Oaxaca, Mexico. Photograph by Dylan Guest.“Growing up [in Monterrey, Mexico], I never had any idea of what was outside my neighborhood,” Gano said. “I also didn’t know English when I moved to the United States, but it helped me learn that there were so many other Hispanic people, like Puerto Ricans and Venezuelans.”Gano was recently given leave for 15 months to travel the world.“I decided to explore my heritage,” Gano said. “I was approved to visit every Spanish-speaking country besides Venezuela because of what is happening there right now.”There are 21 Spanish-speaking countries in the world, all ranging from Mexico to Colombia to Spain and even to Equatorial Guinea. In addition to exploring major countries and cities, he’s also visited more remote locations, like Rapa Nui, that have been influenced by the Hispanic culture. Gano chose to visit Rapa Nui during the Tapati Festival because he enjoys attending festivals, many of which people aren’t aware of. Another unfamiliar location he visited were the San Blas Islands of Panama. These islands are inhabited by the Kuna Indians and remain untouched due to laws that prevent anyone outside of the tribe to purchase land. Gano said the inhabitants were reluctant to be in photographs at first.“I never take photos on the first day because I want to get to know the people, and I always ask for permission,” Gano said. Gano talks about his time in the San Blas Islands.Photograph by Dylan Guest.He also spoke about journeys he took, such as the ‘Camino de Santiago.’“You have to walk for weeks, but I did it,” said Gano. “It took me 34 days to walk 800 kilometers, and during these 34 days I had to have a pilgrim passport.”Gano said these journeys are all about the experiences.“For weeks I got to listen to so many different stories and secrets,” he said.One student asked Gano about places he would recommend to study abroad.“Now is the time to go to Colombia,” Gano said. “Medellin is a beautiful city to be at.”Gano also said Seville, Spain is a great location which also happens to be a semester and summer study abroad location that TCU offers.Lexi Karres, a sophomore history major, said Gano’s presentation convinced her to look at study abroad options.“I have European heritage, so I always figured the common way to explore it would simply be through vacations,” Karres said. “The more I think about it, though, a whole semester abroad would allow me to learn so much more about so many cultures just like I saw in the presentation.”Gano ended his presentation with tips on how to be able to travel how he does.“Anyone can do it,” Gano said. “The trick is to know how to use your airline miles and points from your credit card.”Gano will continue to host specific events, galleries, and he is publishing a book that will be available on Amazon in August. + posts ReddIt ReddIt Dylan Guest is a journalism major and Spanish minor from the Caribbean island of Aruba.last_img read more

 

Betsy Specketer Signs Four New SLCC Women’s Basketball Players

first_img Written by June 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Betsy Specketer Signs Four New SLCC Women’s Basketball Players Brad James Tags: Betsy Specketer/Dixie Lainhart/Hazel Fui/Laura Pichot/Teuila Alofipo FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Thursday, the SLCC athletic department announced women’s basketball coach Betsy Specketer signed four new women’s basketball players.These new recruits include former Davis High guard Teuila Alofipo and Salem Hills guard Dixie Lainhart.Lainhart helped lead Salem Hills to a class 4-A state championship and was a first-team all-state guard as well for her heroics.Additionally, Specketer has signed a French national in Parisian guard Laura Pichot and Australian national Hazel Fui.last_img read more

 

Ocean City Dives Together Into the Same Great Book

first_imgThe Ocean City Free Public Library is launching its first “OC Reads” program with an invitation to everybody in the community to read “Shadow Divers” by Robert Kurson.“Shadow Divers” is a nonfiction page-turner that intertwines the story of scuba divers venturing into dangerously deep water in search of an unknown shipwreck with the quest to learn how the sunken German U-boat came to rest off the coast of New Jersey. The divers make the 60-mile journey to the wreck site from Brielle, N.J.” ‘OC Reads’ is a program designed to bring people together through literature by encouraging them to read the same book and participate in discussions and other events centered on that book,” said Karen Mahar, program director for the library.The events include:“Hitler’s Lost Sub”: A film documentary about the U-boat at the center of the story at the Ocean City Free Public Library lecture hall, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.Discussion: A community discussion on the book at the Ocean City Free Public Library lecture hall, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19.Author lecture and book-signing: Author Robert Kurson will present a lecture and book-signing at the Ocean City Free Public Library lecture hall, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9.The events are free, and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Mahar at 609-399-2434, ext. 5238, or e-mail [email protected] Library Director Leslie Clarke said there are a lot of copies of the book in the library. The book also can be purchased at local book stores.last_img read more