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. 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. 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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 Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 17th June, 2020 | More on: VOD Image source: Getty Images. For a long time, I viewed Vodafone (LSE: VOD) shares as overpriced. Compared to its peers, I really saw no justification for Vodafone commanding a significantly higher fundamental valuation. But, over the past five years, the Vodafone share price has fallen by 44%, and I’m finding it harder to ignore.The Covid-19 crisis has taken its toll, though I’m not really sure why. Vodafone’s business really is a very long-term one, and I don’t see how even the 2020 economic catastrophe should have any lasting effect. Perhaps it’s just fears over general economic malaise, but the Vodafone share price did crash by 33% at the lowest point of 2020.5G 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…Recovering stronglySigns of a FTSE 100 recovery are emerging, and Vodafone looks like it’s ahead of the trend. Since its low point in March, the share price has gained 30%. So far in 2020, Vodafone has fallen a relatively modest 12%, compared to 17% for the FTSE 100.Vodafone’s full-year results, released on 12 May, give me cause for optimism too. I’ve criticised Vodafone in the past for carrying too much debt. Oh, and for paying out big dividends that weren’t covered by earnings. That’s effectively borrowing money to pay to shareholders, and I see no sense in it.Dividend more realisticBut Vodafone reduced its dividend in 2019. And the latest results suggest it’s finally paying attention to its balance sheet and trying to cut costs. Debt remains my greatest concern, and I think it will continue to put pressure on the Vodafone share price. At 31 March, net debt stood at a whopping €42.2bn. That’s more than half as much again as the €27bn a year previously. And it represents a net debt to adjusted EBITDA ratio of 2.8 times, a big escalation on 2019’s figure of 1.9 times.But the debt situation is complicated. Vodafone says the figures represent “net debt adjusted in FY20 to exclude derivative gains in cash flow hedge reserves, the corresponding losses for which are not recognised on the bonds within net debt and which are significantly increased due to COVID-19 related market conditions.”That’s too complex for me to try to unpick here. But I definitely want to see how debt management goes over the coming year.Vodafone share price cheap?Vodafone also seems to me to be getting its focus a bit, well, better focused. In the past, it’s looked to me more like a jumble of disparate businesses rather than the joined-up global telecoms powerhouse that it needs to be. That’s changing, as the firm’s been shedding some non-core businesses and concentrating on its key strengths.Then there’s the dividend. With Vodafone, you can bag yourself a forecast 6.2%, which is rare among FTSE 100 stocks now. And, though I’m still wary of paying out too much money while in debt, I see it as reasonably safe.So yes, I like the Vodafone share price now. And I reckon 2020 could turn out to be the year to buy. In fact, 2020 could be telecoms’ year. Is the Vodafone share price too cheap to ignore? 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 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. 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! A dividend king I’d still buy now to get rich and retire early “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Anna Sokolidou | Thursday, 9th July, 2020 | More on: SLP Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. Anna Sokolidou 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. Sylvania Platinum (LSE:SLP) is a classic dividend king I’d buy right now in spite of the current over-valued state of the stock market. Here’s why I think this stock can help you get rich.The FTSE 100, just like the world’s other indexes, has been on the rise since the end of March. In fact, the rally has been wild. The reason for this is the extremely cheap money being pumped into the economy by most countries’ central banks. It even seems to me that this money fuels financial markets more than real economies. Share prices are rising but corporate earnings are not matching the stock markets. This is making me quite cautious right now. In fact, I expect another stock market crash.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…How should I invest to retire earlyI’d recommend novice investors to start with index funds. The simplest way to produce reasonable gains is to buy the FTSE 100 index, investing a fixed sum of money every month. My Foolish colleagues have estimated that the gains would average 6% per year after inflation. These results can be partly achieved because index funds also pay you dividends. Reinvesting them would allow you to earn a little bit extra cash. But if you invest more during bear markets, you’ll achieve even stronger gains. But choosing ‘good’ individual shares can help you outperform the Footsie. Sylvania Platinum, the dividend kingSylvania Platinum is one of these good companies, in my view. It keeps raising its dividends. According to the company’s investor presentation, Sylvania Platinum paid a maiden dividend of 0.35p per share in the first half of 2019. It then raised the dividend to 0.78p per share in the first half of 2020. It’s logical to think that it will raise its dividends again, so that its yield will average over and above the FTSE 100’s average of around 4%. This would make the small cap to become one of the Footsie’s dividend kings. Although Sylvania Platinum is small, it has enough cash. It was even able to announce a share buyback programme on 1 July. The company will keep buying back some of its own shares until 30 September 2020. It’s trading at a low price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of about 8. Palladium pricesAnd how about the earnings drivers? Well, palladium, one of the most important metals it extracts, is very rare. Just imagine: in the world there are 30 times more gold reserves than there are palladium reserves. And of course, tighter supply means higher prices. Palladium is used in producing catalytic converters for cars and electronics. Indeed, during recessions and stagnations, the demand for cars, electronics, and industrial metals like palladium is under pressure. But this too shall pass. It also seems to me that the current palladium price fully reflects negative economic growth. Should I buy the dividend king?Buying Sylvania Platinum can, in my view, help you retire early. First, the share price offers great potential for growth. Additionally, the dividends can be reinvested. The power of compounding looks stronger when we buy a company that keeps raising its dividends. So, although I’m mindful of the macroeconomic and political risks, I am in favour of buying this dividend king. A great portfolio should include a reasonable number of dividend-paying companies to help you achieve great results. See all posts by Anna Sokolidou
Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 16, 2016 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET House of Bishops, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET September 17, 2016 at 9:26 pm Thank you for what you have said. I had thought more of John Danforth prior to his instrumental role in Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court appointment. He encouraged the persecution of a brave woman, Anita Hill, so that his protege would get the job. More than two decades on, this man is still damaging this country. It was shameful. That the Rev. Danforth is a priest in our church does not make any difference. Rather, it seems hypocritical. Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 September 21, 2016 at 7:02 pm I am surprised that so much politics has been brought into the Reverend Danfort’s call for a healing ministry for America. The Reverend Danforth is a priest of God. As with any minister he will never please everybody. But he has appealed to us to enter into a national healing ministry. Can we not forget all bitterness of the past and heed this holy challenge? Although I was not of the same party, I have always considered former Senator John Danforth to be a national statesman. I am delighted to be a member of the same church as Reverend John. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL September 17, 2016 at 11:15 am “He used the example of a group of clergy that confronted police officers demanding that they publicly repent in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. That demand may have felt prophetic, he said, but it prejudged the facts…”That really needed saying. Loudly and clearly. The facts (confirmed by the police and independently by the Justice Department) about Michael Brown and his violent acts were wholly ignored by a segment of activists who wanted their own facts regardless of the truth. The investigations concluded that the whole Black Lives Matter story of Michael Brown being executed was a total lie – but it was repeated enough to have credibility with those who wanted it to be so. The leap to ride along with George Soros’ paid agitation groups/rioters like BLM has been a mistake that destroyed the lives of people, not the least of which was Officer Darrin Wilson. Well-meaning but very misled church activists contributed to his resignation and subsequent exodus from larger society as he continues to fear for his life to this day. While there is eagerly available energy for the Church to be called to repent for sins of generations ago I hope that someone prophetic will speak up about the sins of misplaced activism. September 20, 2016 at 4:17 pm It’s a shame that apparently you all have missed the most important message contained in his remarks. Giving Bishop Curry the freedom to bring the Episcopal Church to the world is an inspired idea. What a gift we would give to the world.Let’s not let our political views get in the way of sound reasoning and our call to bring Christ to the world. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 September 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm Tolerate intolerance? Indeed! Yes, we should pray for our nation, but not through the medium of a “hate-filled” organization as the Franklin Graham Crusade. We are fully capable, as Episcopalians, of doing our own praying. This prayers should include praying for increased tolerance of those different than ourselves, the poor and marginalized in our society, and those who would continue to promote racism,intolerance and division in our society. We should pray that the needs of all people in need be met through our institutions with the help of our churches and all people of faith. Tags September 17, 2016 at 10:44 pm If he truly wants to heal this country why not encourage Episcopalians to stop supporting abortion on demand. There will be no true healing of this nation until the mass murder of pre born children is ended. . The prophetic voice is right in scripture. The problem is not the lack of the prophetic voice. The problem is ignoring it and twisting it to serve sinful human inclinations. September 17, 2016 at 1:56 pm People are so polarized about everything these days that it is difficult for many to engage in rational discussion of the issues . ” Come , let us reason together . ” Rich AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. John Danforth signs a copy of his book “The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics” for Diocese of New York Bishop Andrew Dietsche after Danforth’s Sept. 16 presentation to the House of Bishops. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] Calling for “an expansive ministry to America,” former Missouri Republican Sen. John Danforth called on the Episcopal Church Sept. 16 to combine its pastoral and prophetic voices into “a healing ministry to a nation that needs healing.”Danforth, an Episcopal priest, lawyer and author who served in the U.S. Senate from 1976-1995, told the House of Bishops that “this longtime politician knows that America needs us; this devoted Episcopalian believes that Jesus calls us” to act boldly in the current political and civic climate.Episcopalians “should be evangelists to all Americans, especially to the most idealistic Americans, to young people who want to change the world. We should be the voices that call them to do just that,” he said.The call to Episcopalians to do this ministry can be seen as an opportunity created by current circumstances in the United States, or as the patriotic duty of citizens or as a God-given calling, or as all three, Danforth said.The former senator and United Nations ambassador decried what he sees as politicians appealing to people’s fear and capitalizing on society’s trend of valuing self-interest above the common good. Danforth argued that the United States has lost sight of its founders’ commitment to what they called “virtue,” which he described as putting the common good above personal interest. The Episcopal Church must call people back to that virtue because it seems no one else is, he added.“The model for us is the cross, and that is the opposite of egocentricity,” Danforth said.If Jesus calls on us to love our enemies, he said, then we should surely love people with opposing ideas. “A political opponent is not an enemy, not in this country,” he said, adding that hatred is what is disturbing in politics today.Former Sen. John Danforth (R-Missouri), an Episcopal priest, center, talks with Chicago Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee, left, and Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith before Danforth’s Sept. 16 presentation to the House of Bishops. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceHe gave the bishops a three-pronged plan for what he said had to be a ministry of reconciliation. First, the church must adopt and announce a clear message about “what precisely we intend to be” and “create a short, clear statement of what we intend to do.” Second, the church must develop and pursue tactics to implement the message because “we will have to be more than a slogan.” Thirdly, “our presiding bishop gives us a unique opportunity to speak powerfully beyond our walls” and he should be empowered to do so.“He is a very special talent and we should not bury this talent,” Danforth said. “I have never known anyone in the Episcopal Church who is better able to preach the gospel to the world than our presiding bishop.”As the bishops began to applaud, Danforth added, “Let’s make him the public face of church. Every day in the office would be better spent on the road. We should free him from administrative and ‘churchy’ responsibilities and find ways to expose him to the widest audience.”Danforth acknowledged that Episcopalians disagree over when the church must raise its prophetic voice and when it must use its pastoral voice.He used the example of a group of clergy that confronted police officers demanding that they publicly repent in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. That demand may have felt prophetic, he said, but it prejudged the facts and assumed that those individual officers were in need of repentance. A pastoral approach would have assumed that the officers were good people and would have appealed to that goodness, he said.Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Budde, left; House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings; and the Rev. Kim Jackson, chaplain at the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center in Atlanta, Georgia, discuss their responses to former Sen. John Danforth’s Sept. 16 presentation to the House of Bishops. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDiocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Budde; House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings; and the Rev. Kim Jackson, chaplain at the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center in Atlanta, Georgia, formed a panel to respond to Danforth’s remarks.Budde agreed that people hunger for the prophetic voice. She added that many if not most of those people live on society’s margins, not at the privileged center. She said she struggles to discern when the prophetic voice is needed and when the pastoral voice is called for. “I do know that the prophetic voice is usually what gets us off the dime because no one gives up privilege when it’s asked for,” she said. “It usually has to be demanded, and it has to be demanded in such a way that initially will always be offensive.”Jackson agreed, saying that many times “the common good has not included a lot of people.” Thus, she said, she sees a large part of her ministry as advocating in the Georgia Legislature and elsewhere because, as a young seminarian and priest, she was inspired and received an example of advocacy from the work of the church. And she learned that advocacy is about relationships.“I think that’s what we do as a church,” she said. “We figure out how to talk to people who are different from us, how to compromise, but also how to come together even though we may sit in very different camps.”Jennings said that the Episcopal Church’s presence in 17 countries means that Danforth’s call could be lived out in many different political systems.She also countered one of the senator’s suggestions that the church spends too much time passing resolutions that he said don’t amount to much in the end. “We can help to change the tone [of political debate] and we can also advocate,” she said.“We probably sometimes get into issues that maybe would be best left to others but, when we choose certain advocacy positions to take, my experience has been that it has been to be able to fulfill our baptismal covenant to seek and serve Christ in all people and to respect the dignity of every human being,” Jennings said.The House of Bishops is meeting at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit. Some bishops and others are tweeting about the meeting using the hashtag #hobfall16.Other ENS coverage is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. September 16, 2016 at 10:37 pm John Danforth gave us Clarence Thomas and helped trash Anita Hill. What does he know about prophetic ministry? Kenneth Knapp says: November 23, 2016 at 11:20 am Excellent. Let us unite to let our voice be heard. Let us spread the gospel of nonviolent resistance and envourage speaking truth to power. I’m rereading Walter Winks’ book: Engaging the Powers and recommend it. 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Another recent example, in my opinion, was our Episcopal reluctance (perhaps) to support the Franklin Graham crusade praying for our Nation in every State Capital. Praying for our Nation seems overwhelmingly the right thing to do, even if the advocate is of course with all of us, a sinner. So even if Graham is intolerant of us because of our stand on excepting everyone, shouldn’t we be tolerant of his intolerance. IAW if we call him less than Christian, because of his intolerance, aren’t we also quilty of sinning in our judgement of him? Perhaps, or even factually, the Good Samartian even would have disagreed with our Lord’s divinity. John Paddock says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem September 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm Right on Terry. Calling Graham any kind of name is just like the guy carrying the sign outside Sunday morning calling us names. Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC House of Bishops Fall 2016, Rector Bath, NC Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: Terry Francis says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK House of Deputies, MARTHA j Tressler says: Rector Shreveport, LA Richmond Parker says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT September 18, 2016 at 5:13 pm Joel Morris, do you seriously believe that Franklin Graham (along with his father Billy) doesn’t pray for the poor, the marginalized, and the end of racism and intolerance? Calling the Graham organization hate- filled is asinine but not surprising coming from someone like yourself. Evangelists like Graham believe homosexuality is a sin and that scripture supports that. TEC doesn’t agree with that scriptural interpretation. You don’t agree with it. Many others don’t agree with it. Fine. But to call those that do hate mongers doesn’t show a whole lot of Christian virtue on your part my friend. Our Lord and Savior doesn’t love Graham and like-minded people any less because of this issue and he doesn’t love you and like-minded people any more because of the issue. You said that we should pray for, among other things, those that would continue to promote division in our society. Agreed. And I would suggest that you start with yourself. Because calling another group of Christians hate-filled is hardly conducive to ending division. Your kind of rhetoric only promotes more division. “Judge not least ye be judged” doesn’t only apply to fundamentalists and conservative Christians Joel, it also applies to, God forbid, progressives like yourself. September 28, 2016 at 6:22 pm Given that Episcopalians can’t even get along on this thread, I’m not confident of the success of “a healing ministry” to the nation. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA September 17, 2016 at 7:55 pm Thank you! Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Jerry Emerson says: September 17, 2016 at 2:25 am John Paddock, enough of the self-righteous and judgmental platitudes! Funny how whenever someone who is republican/conservative speaks up and tries to make a contribution to this church, you can always count on people like Mr. Paddock to attack that individual. Sad.
17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Community Foundation in Ireland is offering small grants for equipment.This is the first time that the Foundation has provided funding for equipment and the Foundation says that it recognises that organisations need new equipment as well as funding for running costs.Grants will be in the range of €1,000 to €2,000. Groups can apply for: Advertisement Community Foundation in Ireland offers equipment grants Tagged with: Funding Ireland • Small equipment for use by service users such as educational toys, games and resources• Equipment for use by active age groups engaged in physical and social activities• Materials for therapeutic activities• Equipment which will help establish a service such as setting up care and repair programmes, community playgroups etcThe grant scheme will not provide funding for administrative equipment such as computers, laptops, IT products, office furniture, promotional or display material.The deadline for applications is 31 January 2013.www.community.ie Howard Lake | 8 October 2012 | 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Howard Lake | 21 February 2018 | News 262 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising London mentoring professional development South East How to applyMentors must be a member of the Institute of Fundraising to apply. If you are not yet a member of the Institute, you can still apply: successful mentor and mentee applicants will be offered a reduced rate for their first year of individual membership of the Institute. This is £80 instead of the standard £123.The deadline for mentors and mentee’s to register is 9am on 5 March 2018.Potential Mentors must be available for a matching day on 22 March and a training day on 12 April. Register to be a mentor or mentee.Joelle Fitch was mentored in 2016/17. She said: “Being mentored through the scheme was an amazing experience and was essential to my career progression. The support of my mentor helped to grow my confidence and pushed me to reach my full potential.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Fundraisers sharing adviceWhat mentoring involvesThe mentor/mentee relationship lasts 12 months, with mentor/mentee pairings to meet regularly in London. Usually this is for about 90 minutes per month. The dates and times of the mentor/mentee meetings are to be agreed between each pair. Advertisement IoF group invites applications from mentors and mentees The Institute of Fundraising’s South East & London region mentoring scheme is open for applications for their Spring 2018 intake. The voluntary group is inviting applications from fundraisers keen to benefit from being a mentor or a mentee.Many fundraisers have found that the mentoring experience can not only be a rewarding way of sharing experience and skills to others in the sector, but also help boost their own fundraising career.Fundraisers who act as mentors can:enhance their management and coaching skillsgain a peer network of senior fundraisers at other organisationsaccess training in mentorshipHayley Gullen, a mentor in the 2016/17 intake, said: “I have found it extremely rewarding to support a fundraiser at the start of her career and watch her flourish. The experience has also helped me to improve my management skills and develop valuable relationships with fundraising peers.” 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. 261 total views, 3 views today
News Reporters Without Borders urges Colombia’s authorities and the prosecutor-general in particular to do what is necessary to prevent a 20-year statute of limitations from taking effect next week in the murder of El Universal photographer Nelson De la Rosa Toscazo, who was gunned down in the northern city of Cartagena on 3 August 1993.Murders of journalists that occurred before 2000 are subject to a 20-year statute of limitations in Colombia. Murders of other journalists – Manuel José Martínez Espinosa (on 28 September 1993), Eugenio Orejuela Micolta (on 18 November 1993) and Danilo Alfonso Baquero Sarmiento (on 26 December 1993) – will also remain unpunished forever if nothing is done by the end of the year.“The Colombian police and judicial system should investigate all murders of journalists – even those committed more than 20 years ago – in order to identify and punish those responsible,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The state has a duty to combat impunity not just for the sake of the families, who have a right to demand truth and justice, but also in order to guarantee respect for freedom of information.“Like the murders of José Eustorgio Colmenares Baptista and Guillermo Cano, these murders should be regarded as crimes against humanity, to which no statute limitations applies under Colombian and international law, so that they will not be forgotten.“Statutes of limitations are a tragic guarantee of eternal impunity. Defining certain murders as crimes against humanity is a step forward, but the investigations must be stepped up at the same time, so that justice is rendered as quickly as possible.”The statute of limitations has already taken effect this year in the murders of two journalists – Gerardo Didier Gómez, killed on 11 February 1993, and Carlos Lajud Catalán, killed on 19 March 1993.It did not take effect in the 12 March 1993 murder of José Eustorgio Colmenares Baptista, the editor of the Cúcuta-based newspaper La Opinión de Cúcuta, because the Cúcuta special prosecutor’s officer declared his murder to have been a crime against humanity on 11 March.This declaration was seen as recognition of the violence to which journalists have been subjected during the civil war, especially from 1990 to 1995. El Espectador editor Guillermo Cano’s 1986 murder was declared a crime against humanity by the Human Rights Unit of the Prosecutor-General’s office in 2010. May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation News July 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Statutes of limitations are a tragic guarantee of eternal impunity” RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Reports RSF_en ColombiaAmericas to go further ColombiaAmericas Follow the news on Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts
December 18, 2020 Find out more RSF_en March 13, 2020 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Turkmenistan May 23, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RFE/RL correspondent freed News News #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries to go further Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Rovshen Yazmuhamedov (Ровшан Язмухаммедов), a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Turkmen service, was released yesterday. He had been held since 6 May in the northeastern city of Turkmenabat for reasons that are still unknown.——–10.05.13 – RFE/RL correspondent held arbitrarily for past four daysReporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to explain why they have been holding Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent Rovshen Yazmuhamedov (Ровшан Язмухаммедов) in the northeastern city of Turkmenabat since 6 May.“Yazmuhamedov’s unexplained detention for the past four days is completely arbitrary and represents a gross violation of his constitutional rights and the international conventions ratified by Turkmenistan,” Reporters Without Borders said.“What is he accused of, and on what basis? When will he be tried and what are the grounds for holding him in the meantime? The authorities must answer these questions. In such a closed and repressive country as Turkmenistan, there is every reason to suspect that his detention is a reprisal for his journalistic activities.“We are extremely worried for Yazmuhamedov because of the appalling conditions in Turkmen jails and the government’s attitude to independent media. The international community must do everything in its power to find out what has happened to him and to make sure he is freed.”Reporters Without Borders added: “In particular, we urge the European Union’s representatives to raise Yazmuhamedov’s detention during the next session of its ‘human rights dialogue’ with Turkmenistan at the end of May, if this unacceptable situation goes on that long.”Yazmuhamedov, who works for RFE/RL’s Turkmen service, disappeared on the afternoon of 6 May. His mother was told the next day that he had been arrested and was asked to bring his passport to police headquarters in Turkmenabat.He is now thought to be in a prison belonging to the interior ministry’s Directorate No. 6, which specializes in terrorism and organized crime. His mother told RFE/RL yesterday that surveillance cameras were being installed around the family home. She could not be reached today.“We have not succeeded in talking to Rovshen’s family today,” Muhammad Tahir, the head of RFE/RL’s Turkmen service, told Reporters Without Borders today. “Her phone line seems to have been disconnected. We still have not obtained any official comment (on the part of the authorities). We are completely in the dark.”Yazmuhamedov has worked for RFE/RL since September 2012, mainly covering social issues, which can be very sensitive in Turkmenistan.A source familiar with his work mentioned a report he recently did about a young girl who was banned from attending a school for wearing an Islamic headscarf. The report elicited strong reactions. Independent journalism tends not to be tolerated in Turkmenistan, where all media are controlled by the state.Despite some window dressing, Turkmenistan has made no real progress towards democracy in recent years and continues to have one of the world’s most authoritarian and ruthless regimes. As the next round in the “human rights dialogue” approaches, Reporters Without Borders urges the European Union to hold firm on the conditions that Turkmenistan must fulfil in order to have a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with the EU.Any relaxation of the conditions would be a betrayal of Turkmen civil society and a sign of weakness towards the authorities, one that would hurt all future negotiations.Turkmenistan has for years shared the bottom three places in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index with North Korea and Eritrea.—–Many RFE/RL collaborators have been arrested in Turkmenistan over the past few years. For instance, read RWB statements on: – Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev’s arrest (October 2011)- Amangelen Shapudakov confined in a psychiatric hospital (April 2011)- Sazak Durdymuradov confined in a psychiatric hospital (July 2008)- Ogulsapar Muradova’s death under torture (September 2006)(Photo: Twitter) Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan News Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan News TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information March 31, 2020 Find out more
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The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. July 31, 2015 1,415 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Ocwen’s Net Income Takes a $57 Million Hit in Q2 Next: Freddie Mac Completes NPL Sale With $591 Million in UPB Tagged with: Fannie Mae Gross Mortgage Portfolio June 2015 Monthly Volume Summary Mortgage-Backed Securities Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Fannie Mae Gross Mortgage Portfolio June 2015 Monthly Volume Summary Mortgage-Backed Securities 2015-07-31 Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Portfolio Contracts at Double-Digit Rate for Third Straight Month Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Portfolio Contracts at Double-Digit Rate for Third Straight Month Though the value of Fannie Mae’s Book of Business remained relatively flat from May to June, the GSE’s gross mortgage portfolio took another tumble, falling another $5 billion down to a total value of about $390 billion, according to Fannie Mae’s June 2015 Monthly Volume Summary released Friday.June was the third consecutive month in which the gross mortgage portfolio contracted at a double-digit annualized rate following March’s expansion at a rate of 7.8 percent. In April, the portfolio contracted at an annualized rate of 17.4 percent; in May, it contracted at a rate of 25.9 percent as the total value fell below $400 billion for the first time since the conservatorship began in September 2008; and in June, the portfolio shrank at a compound annualized rate of 13.8 percent.The March expansion was a rare one for Fannie Mae’s gross mortgage portfolio in the last five years; the portfolio has expanded only three times in the last 60 months dating back to June 2010 (March 2015, January 2015, and December 2012). The value of the portfolio has declined by more than half since June 2010, from $818 billion that month down to $390 billion in June 2015. It has declined by more than $21 billion just since March 2015, when the value was $411.7 billion.The value of Fannie Mae’s Book of Business stayed relatively flat at $3.110 trillion from May to June following a contraction at an annualized rate of about 2.6 percent from April to May. The Book of Business, which includes the gross mortgage portfolio plus the total Fannie Mae mortgage-backed securities and other guarantees less the Fannie Mae mortgage-backed securities in the portfolio, contracted at an average compound annualized rate of 0.09 percent this year.The total value of Fannie Mae’s mortgage-backed securities and other guarantees for June was $2.81 trillion, a slight increase from May’s level of $2.809 trillion. The value of mortgage-backed securities in the portfolio as of June 30, 2015, was $92.8 billion, down from $94.9 billion in May.The single-family serious delinquency rate for Fannie Mae in June fell another four basis points down to 1.66 percent, its lowest point since before the recession. The single-family serious delinquency rate on Fannie Mae-backed single-family residential mortgage loans has declined every quarter since Q1 2010.Fannie Mae completed 8,356 loan modifications in June, a slight decline from the 8,597 loan mods completed in May. Fannie Mae has completed 52,914 loan mods for the first six months of 2015, an average of 8,819 per month. For the full year of 2014, Fannie Mae completed 122,823 loan mods, a monthly average of 10,235. in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe