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first_img Tom Rodgers owns shares in Royal Dutch Shell. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Tom Rodgers | Saturday, 29th February, 2020 | More on: RDSB “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source: Getty Images. Why I’m buying more of this near-9% yield FTSE 100 sharecenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Tom Rodgers Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Long-term investors have a thing about FTSE 100 giant Royal Dutch Shell (LSE:RDSB). Whatever you may think of the green renewable revolution it won’t be instant and the world will still need oil for some time.Take, for example, research by the cross-governmental International Energy Agency. It says while demand for renewable energy is on the rise, fossil fuels will still remain a significant part of the energy mix.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…In fact, its 2019 World Outlook predicted that by 2040 oil and gas would still make up 74% of all energy generation.Shell’s long-term strength puts it in prime position to keep producing solid dividends from the industry over the next 20 years.Short-term fallThe cratering oil price in the past week – a consequence of coronavirus-induced lower demand – has certainly hurt the Shell share price. In response to the viral outbreak, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) revised down its global demand forecast by 200,000 barrels a day for 2020.Those covering the oil industry have a tendency to go a little overboard with their descriptions. I read one article about oil prices in the short term that claimed there would be “severe demand destruction“. The piece went on to say that analysts had predicted oil prices would recover by summer 2020.Saudi Arabia has since called for a production cut of 600,000 barrels a day. And even with a drop on this scale, oil prices could remain weakened until April, analysts suggest. That said, a couple of months of weakness is nothing to long-term investors.Think 10 or 20 years ahead and you’ll get a better sense of whether an investment like Shell represents good value.That near-9% dividendAt the current share price the dividend yield is a sky-high 8.8%. By my calculations it would take less than nine years for an investor to double his or her money if all dividends were reinvested.As I’ve said before, it’s easier to get serious compound gains over time from higher-yielding companies. Shell is ex-dividend at the moment. It’s one reason why the shares slid 5% as the end of the week approached.Some investors will invest in high-yielding companies just before the dividend date. There’s nothing wrong with this. But it’s more work than I’m willing to do, to be honest, working out ex-dividend payment dates.I’d rather dig into a company’s balance sheet and its prospects for the future to figure out whether I’m willing to put it on my watchlist. Once there, it has to cut its dividend, make management mistakes, or report a long-term drop in earnings or profits to come off my list.I’m not even too concerned about Shell’s recent set of results. Chief executive Ben van Buerden said Shell had produced a “competitive cash flow performance” across the year. With a price-to-earnings ratio around 10 and the share price now hovering at levels we’ve not seen since May 2016, Shell still remains a buy for me.last_img read more

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Jacob Whitehead has looked into his crystal ball to pick an England team for the next World Cup in France An England XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup The blow of England’s loss in the Rugby World Cup final has been softened in some quarters by the idea that this team may not have peaked yet. After all, they had the youngest average age of any team to ever take the field in a World Cup final in the professional era. But how could they look in four years’ time? Here’s a possible England starting XV for France 2023… 15. Josh Hodge – This year’s World Rugby U20 Championship wasn’t a vintage one for England, but one bright point was the brilliance of Newcastle full-back Hodge. An accomplished goalkicker whose counter-attacking runs will make the most geriatric supporter stand from their seat, he will be a key figure in the Falcons’ resurgence. 14. Joe Cokanasiga – Perhaps this World Cup came one year too early for Cokanasiga, who wasn’t let loose in the knockout stages. In four yeas he will be a frightening prospect, as his aerial and defensive skills improve to match his bulldozing attacking flair. 13. Henry Slade – The second distributor in this England side, Slade will be one of the team’s leaders in 2023. Outside-centre is a real position of strength – think of the competing claims of Joe Marchant, Alex Lozowski, or even Jack Nowell. Silky Northampton player Fraser Dingwall also has international honours in his future.Centre point: Ollie Lawrence breaks during last season’s U20 Six Nations (Getty Images) 12. Ollie Lawrence – Finding his feet for Worcester in the Premiership at 20 years old, Lawrence’s potential has got both his club and country excited. Capable of marrying the power of Tuilagi with the shiftiness of a Jonathan Joseph, he should make opposition defences afraid. 11. Anthony Watson – It feels as if he’s been around for a decade, but Watson has still not peaked. Having played brilliantly at the World Cup despite an injury-hit season, the Bath talisman will be pushed by Gloucester’s Ollie Thorley and Harlequins’ Gabriel Ibitoye.Related: Downtime with Ollie Thorley 10. Owen Farrell – Farrell will be 32 in 2023, but it would be a shock if he wasn’t England’s elder statesman in the next tournament. We’re predicting he’ll settle at fly-half with his attacking skills still improving and a talented generation of centres in the wings. 9. Harry Randall – Ben Youngs and Willi Heinz are unlikely to make the next World Cup, which will leave Eddie Jones with the job of developing a youngster for the job. Ben Spencer may be in contention at 31, but Bristol’s Randall is our pick. A jet-heeled jinker whose kicking game is rapidly improving, Randall stepped up to Premiership rugby with ease last season and expect him to kick on more this term.Break through: Ellis Genge bursts through the USA defence at RWC 2019 (Getty Images) 1. Ellis Genge – The Bristol-born loosehead rampaged into Jones’s World Cup squad after his impressive form for Leicester. Imagine how good he could be in four years, learning scrummaging from Joe Marler and picking up a few handling tricks from Mako Vunipola. 2. Jamie George – The Saracens hooker will be 32 come the tournament in France and such is his form at the moment, it is hard to see any player surpassing him for the starting jersey. It will be interesting seeing if Jack Singleton, now also at Saracens, can compellingly press his case. 3. Kyle Sinckler – Suffering the cruellest fate of England’s XV in the final, forced off due to concussion in the first five minutes, I pity the man standing in the way of Sinckler’s World Cup redemption story. His battle with Tadhg Furlong for the tighthead shirt on the 2021 Lions tour will be one to watch.Related: The making of Kyle Sinckler 4. Maro Itoje – A star of Japan in 2019, and surely still burning brightly in France in four years at the age of only 28. Saracens and England will need to manage his workload to ensure this generational talent will arrive at the peak of his powers.Making strides: Joel Kpoku makes a break for Saracens (Getty Images) 5. Joel Kpoku – The next star off the Saracens production line may be Kpoku, although the lock has been linked with a move to Northampton Saints due to the presence of Itoje, George Kruis and Nick Isiekwe at his current club. An incredibly hard-hitting carrier in the mould of Eben Etzebeth, a selection in the coming months would not be surprising.Related: Rising Star Joel Kpoku 6. Tom Curry – Nominated for World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year in the same year as his international breakthrough, the fairytale story should continue for Curry. Do not rule out twin brother Ben lining up next to him during the next World Cup cycle. 7. Sam Underhill – Underhill will be in his prime at 27 at the next World Cup. If his tough tackling does not lead to injury, expect to see the Curry-Underhill combination in France. Wasps’ Jack Willis, now back from a serious knee injury, or Gloucester’s young Aaron Hinkley are other names to watch. 8. Billy Vunipola – A tough selection: will Billy’s body still be fit and firing in four years’ time? With the spirit of optimism, and the example of Duane Vermeulen, who won a World Cup at 33, we’ll say he’ll make it – with Bath’s Zach Mercer an heir to develop in the interim.center_img Huddle up: Owen Farrell (12) talks to his team-mates after the World Cup final defeat (Getty Images) Let us know your thoughts on an England team for RWC 2023 by emailing [email protected] Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSRecyclingStaplesTechnology Previous articleApopka Public Safety Academy – Week 2Next articleWekiva High Student Chosen as VP of Florida FFA Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Do you know what to do with that old computer monitor sitting in storage? What should you do with a retired PC or tablet? If the items cluttering your home were newsprint, plastic bottles or aluminum cans, you would know exactly what to do with them – recycle! But if you’re unsure how to recycle technology, you’re not alone.Nearly 80 percent of American households have old technology sitting around, according to a recent survey by Staples. Most people with old, unused tech devices have one to five pieces they’d like to get rid of, but less than half know how to recycle it, the survey found.“You make a lot of changes when you’re trying to live a greener lifestyle, from recycling all the plastics your family uses to choosing more energy-efficient appliances,” says Toni Hammersley, blogger at A Bowl Full of Lemons. “Fortunately, you can also green your digital life by recycling old technology you no longer use. Staples will take a slew of your old and unused technology products right in-store for free to help you responsibly and easily recycle.”Recycling technology is good for the environment, the EPA says. Valuable resources like metals, plastics and glass can be reused; every 1 million cellphones recycled yield 35,000 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium, according to the EPA. What’s more, recycling or donating electronics reduces consumption of natural resources, greenhouse gas emissions, and air and water pollution associated with making new materials.Hammersley, an organizational expert, offers some tips for recycling tech:Recycling concept – recycle enter key on computer keyboard* You can recycle old office technology that no longer works for free by taking them into your local Staples. The store will accept the computers, monitors, printers and numerous other types of electronics for recycling – free of charge. For more information on the program and a list of tech items that can be accepted into the free recycling program, visit Staples online.*You can also trade in eligible technology to receive a Staples eCash card that you can use toward your next in-store or online purchase. The laptop that’s too slow for your gaming activities might qualify for a trade in and get a gift card to put toward new technology or anything else you need within the store.* Equipment that still works can also be donated. Goodwill accepts technology items for repair and recycling and schools, churches, charities and other community organizations in your area may accept older tech that’s still usable. You can also find computer donation organizations with a simple online search. Before you donate any piece of technology, be sure that the organization can use it and you won’t burden them with items they might have to recycle. Also be sure to delete all your personal information, including files, documents and apps that may contain personal information. Staples provides this service in stores through their Tech Services.“Clutter of any kind can stand in the way of organization at home or in the office,” Hammersley says. “Recycling is one of the most efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible ways to get rid of any kind of clutter – including old technology.”last_img read more

first_imgIn September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people. Under a settlement filed Monday, Equifax agreed to spend up to $425 million to help people affected by the data breach. If you were affected by the Equifax breach, you can’t file a claim just yet. That’s coming. But you can sign up for FTC email alerts about the settlement at ftc.gov/Equifax.(Not sure that you were affected? Go to ftc.gov/Equifax where you will find a tool to let you check. )Here’s what you need to know about the settlement.Benefits Available To YouIf you were affected by the breach, you may be eligible for benefits.1. Free Credit Monitoring or $125 Cash PaymentYou can get at least 4 years of free credit monitoring of your credit report at all three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion). On top of that, you can get up to 6 more years of free credit monitoring of your Equifax credit report. That’s a total of 10 years of free credit monitoring. (Minors affected by the breach are eligible for even more free credit monitoring.)If you have credit monitoring that will continue for at least 6 months and you decide not to enroll in the free credit monitoring offered in the settlement, you may be eligible for a cash payment of $125.2. Reimbursement for Your Time and Other Cash PaymentsYou may be eligible for reimbursement and cash payments up to $20,000 for:The time you spent protecting your identity or recovering from identity theft, up to 20 hours at $25 per hourThe money you spent protecting your identity or recovering from identity theft, like the cost of freezing or unfreezing your credit report or unauthorized charges to your accountsup to 25% of the cost of Equifax credit monitoring or identity protection products you bought between September 7, 2016 and September 7, 20173. Free Identity Restoration ServicesYou are eligible for free identity restoration services for at least 7 years that you can use if someone steals your identity or you experience fraud. In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people. Under a settlement filed Monday, Equifax agreed to spend up to $425 million to help people affected by the data breach. If you were affected by the Equifax breach, you can’t file a claim just yet. That’s coming. But you can sign up for FTC email alerts about the settlement at ftc.gov/Equifax.(Not sure that you were affected? Go to ftc.gov/Equifax where you will find a tool to let you check. )Here’s what you need to know about the settlement.Benefits Available To YouIf you were affected by the breach, you may be eligible for benefits.1. Free Credit Monitoring or $125 Cash PaymentYou can get at least 4 years of free credit monitoring of your credit report at all three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion). On top of that, you can get up to 6 more years of free credit monitoring of your Equifax credit report. That’s a total of 10 years of free credit monitoring. (Minors affected by the breach are eligible for even more free credit monitoring.)If you have credit monitoring that will continue for at least 6 months and you decide not to enroll in the free credit monitoring offered in the settlement, you may be eligible for a cash payment of $125.2. Reimbursement for Your Time and Other Cash PaymentsYou may be eligible for reimbursement and cash payments up to $20,000 for:The time you spent protecting your identity or recovering from identity theft, up to 20 hours at $25 per hourThe money you spent protecting your identity or recovering from identity theft, like the cost of freezing or unfreezing your credit report or unauthorized charges to your accountsup to 25% of the cost of Equifax credit monitoring or identity protection products you bought between September 7, 2016 and September 7, 20173. Free Identity Restoration ServicesYou are eligible for free identity restoration services for at least 7 years that you can use if someone steals your identity or you experience fraud. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSData BreachEquifaxFederal Trade CommissionHacking Previous articleA dreadful similarityNext articleWas Mueller’s testimony effective? Let’s Talk About It Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Alvaro Puig/Consumer Education Specialist at the Federal Trade Commission Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.,By Alvaro Puig/Consumer Education Specialist at the Federal Trade Commission Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917213/house-tll-we-s-architecten Clipboard “COPY” House TlL / WE-S architecten Photographs House TlL / WE-S architectenSave this projectSaveHouse TlL / WE-S architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917213/house-tll-we-s-architecten Clipboard “COPY” Projects Houses Area:  281 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Extension•Pittem, Belgium 2018 Architects: WE-S architecten Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Johnny Umans+ 27Curated by Paula Pintos Share Belgium CopyAbout this officeWE-S architectenOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionPittemBelgiumPublished on May 21, 2019Cite: “House TlL / WE-S architecten” 21 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Johnny UmansSave this picture!© Johnny UmansRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The existing bungalow is limited to one floor. Almost 1/4 of its volume is taken up by an indoor garage that is hardly used. Moreover, the house is particularly poorly insulated. The residents want a limited expansion of the existing volume, in order to be able to meet the current requirements of a single-family home. In addition, the energy performance of the home must be optimized.Save this picture!© Johnny UmansSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Johnny UmansThe urban development regulations allow for an extension up to a maximum of 1.000 m3. This provides a maximum extension with 459m3, spread over one storey and oriented east-west. Within the new volume, a covered parking space is provided at the front of the house. To guarantee optimum daylight penetrating the existing volume, part of the volume is cut out of the building, at the same time serving as a covered terrace sheltered from the westerly wind.Save this picture!© Johnny UmansSave this picture!© Johnny UmansSave this picture!© Johnny UmansThe project tries to interweave the existing bungalow within its environment with certain simplicity in planning and materialization. Variable room heights play a game of compression and decompression, which has its center of gravity in the double-height living space.Save this picture!© Johnny UmansProject gallerySee allShow lessCortina House Interiors / Outlinestudio74Selected ProjectsMichelberger Hotel / Jonathan Tuckey DesignSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

first_img  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 3 October 2008 | News Danny Antrobus provides an update on developments in the South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB)’s Digital Makeover project.New initiatives include using online surveys using SurveyMonkey.com for monitoring and evaluation, CTT’s Dotmailer email campaign tool for communicating and consulting with service users, and online collaborative software such as Basecamp and Writeboards for working together on projects.SYFAB are also looking at how they can get their service users more involved in generating a useful alternative source of information on funding, initially using a WordPress blog.www.netsquared.org/blog/simonfairway/digital_makeover_launch AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Funding SYFAB’s digital makeover – September 2008 updatelast_img read more

first_img  723 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: arts auction Banksy donates triptych to raise funds for Bethlehem hospital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Banksy has donated a triptych of oil paintings to raise funds via auction for a hospital in Bethlehem.The triptych, Mediterranean sea view 2017, has until recently been installed in the lobby of the artist’s ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem, which overlooks the Israeli West Bank barrier separating Israel from the Palestinian territories and is home to the largest collection of Banksy’s work.Responding to the European migrant crisis of the 2010s, the paintings are 19th-century-style Romantic seascapes, to which Banksy has added abandoned lifejackets and lifebuoys to draw attention to the migrant lives lost at sea during their journey to Europe.The paintings have been donated to ABCD Bethlehem and are being auctioned by Sotherby’s on 28 July. They are expected to reach between £800,000 and £1.2million, with all proceeds going towards building a new acute stroke unit and purchasing children’s rehabilitation equipment for BASR hospital in Bethlehem.center_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 27 July 2020 | News Banksy’s artworks are being auctioned as part of a one-off auction and exhibition spanning over half a millennium of art history: Rembrandt to Richter.The sale will take place at 6pm on 28 July, offering over seventy works from artists including Joan Miró, Keith Haring, Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse, Rembrandt, Gerhard Richter, Pablo Picasso, and David Hockney as well as Banksy.Alex Branczik, Head of Contemporary Art, Europe, said:“In “Mediterranean sea view 2017”, Banksy corrupts three found oil paintings with his own witty reworkings to create something that, while posing as a 19th-century seascape, spotlights one of the burning issues of the 21st century. In“Rembrandt to Richter”, this triptych hangs in Sotheby’s galleries alongside works by some of history’s greatest landscape painters, including Bellotto, Van Goyen and Turner. Banksy’s work however stands alone for its potent political message.”  722 total views,  2 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this On May 15, 2019, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in the U.S. The law banned all abortions in Alabama regardless of reason and with no exceptions. The Alabama law was part of a national right-wing campaign to challenge the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. (See “Policing the womb in Alabama,” WW, July 9, 2019.)Exactly one year later, on May 15, the Yellowhammer Fund — an abortion fund organization based in Alabama — purchased the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa in order to keep the right to abortion available to women and gender-nonconforming people in the state. The center is one of only three abortion clinics still open in Alabama and the only one in west Alabama (in occupied Choctaw and Creek/Muscogee land).Amanda Reyes, executive director of the Yellowhammer Fund. The Alabama abortion ban was quickly struck down by the courts. In the meantime a tremendous flood of donations poured into the Yellowhammer Fund from pro-reproductive-justice activists around the U.S. Over $100,000 was raised in a single day, and more than $2 million in the first two weeks after the abortion ban became law. (al.com, July 3, 2019)Amanda Reyes, executive director of Yellowhammer, said of the surge of support: “[The Alabama law] really pissed people off. I think they responded because … they see that there is an additional way that they can do this work and be involved in this fight against fascism or far-right politics that we are experiencing in the United States.” However, according to Yellowhammer Fund’s May 15 announcement, “[Money] isn’t enough. At this point in time, access to a legal abortion requires access to a person to ‘perform’ it — whether that be a procedure done via vacuum aspiration, or simply handing over a few pills that the government won’t allow patients to obtain themselves. Which is why the only way we can be certain abortion will remain in reach for everyone in the state is to make this next logical step: Yes, Yellowhammer Fund has purchased an abortion clinic!”Historic importance This is the first time that a U.S. abortion fund has bought a clinic that performs abortions, and could mark a shift in national strategies on how to provide access to reproductive health care. Since 1976, when the U.S. Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, the use of federal dollars for abortion coverage has been essentially banned to anyone insured by Medicaid — the majority poor people and people of color. This means abortion is available only to those who can afford it, rather than to all as a fundamental right. As a member of the National Network of Abortion Funds, Yellowhammer was founded to provide financial support to low-income women seeking to exercise their reproductive rights. Fund volunteers commented in an interview with NNAF, “As residents of the rural South, we understand the social and structural barriers faced by people attempting to access abortion care in our region. Escorting patients from their cars to clinic doors is incredibly necessary, but we knew our patients needed more.” (abortionfunds.org/welcome-yellowhammer)Defining itself as “an abortion fund and reproductive justice organization serving Alabama and the Deep South,” Yellowhammer states: “We envision a society in which reproductive decisions are made free from coercion, shame or state interference, a society in which individuals and communities have autonomy in making healthy choices regarding their bodies and their futures. We commit ourselves to community education and empowerment, policy advocacy, and the development of systems of mutual aid to ensure that our friends, families and neighbors never go without the things they need.” (yellowhammerfund.org)The Yellowhammer Fund provided support for 313 abortions in 2018 alone — and that was without its own clinic. With the new space at the West Alabama Women’s Center, safer, accessible abortions will be available for Alabama residents and others travelling from elsewhere in the Southeast. Additional services will be offered like contraception and trans-friendly care, including hormone replacement therapy for transgender people. Cole (they/them), who grew up in Birmingham, Ala., is president of Strive (Socialist Trans Initiative), a Florida transgender advocacy organization, and a member of the WWP Pensacola branch. Minnie Bruce Pratt contributed to this article.last_img read more

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Best Practices in Forbearance Agreements Next: DS5: Former Freddie Mac CEO Discusses Market Stabilization  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Senate Weighs Federal Housing Commissioner Nominee The U.S. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a nomination hearing on Dana T. Wade, who was nominated for the position of Federal Housing Commissioner. “As I look around this hearing room, I see the Senate continuing the people’s work but under very different circumstances,” Wade said during her opening statement. “If confirmed, I will commit to do everything I can as FHA Commissioner to help the country emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic healthier, stronger, and with a more prosperous economy.”Chair of the Senate Banking Committee, Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), said in a pool report following the meeting that a vote could come soon, but no date was set. Wade said that she decided to join the public service in the midst of the Great Recession more than a decade ago, which gave her experience she can use today. “I learned that during times like these, it is important to make sure assistance quickly reaches those in need and that we maximize the effectiveness of every Federal dollar,” she said. Wade was nominated for the position of Federal Housing Commissioner by President Donald Trump in February. Wade was previously the acting Federal Housing Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing from July 2017 to June 2018. She supervised more than 2,400 employees and implemented risk management and monitoring of the Federal Housing Agency’s $1.3 trillion portfolios.She also served as a Program Associate Director for General Government at the Office of Management and Budget from December 2018 to December 2019, where she led budget oversight for six Executive Branch agencies with a focus on financial services, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “Dana Wade is a spectacular individual who has been enormously valuable to President Trump and this Department,” said Dr. Benjamin Carson, Secretary of HUD. “We appreciate Brian Montgomery’s continued stable leadership and are elated with Dana’s nomination. We look forward to Dana’s very capable, guiding hand at FHA and urge the Senate to swiftly confirm her.”While many senators voiced support of Wade, some during the meeting—which was held virtually—questioned prior decisions made related to fair housing laws. U.S. Senator Ranking Member of the Banking Committee Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) was most vocal about her time spent at the Office and Management and Budget, where the office reviewed and approved two rules that would undermine the Fair Housing Act, a rule the HUD’s analysis said would cost the federal government more money. In response to questions about previous time spent at the FHA, she said housing discrimination of any kind is “intolerable” and she would do everything she can to enforce fair housing laws. “That is my commitment,” she said.  Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Tagged with: federal housing commissioner HOUSING Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Senate Weighs Federal Housing Commissioner Nominee Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago May 5, 2020 1,297 Views federal housing commissioner HOUSING 2020-05-05 Mike Albaneselast_img read more

first_img Government to re-allocate funding to upgrade water system Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleRepublican movement used Donegal as “dumping ground” for sex offenders – ClaimNext article2009 another busy year for the RNLI in Donegal News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – January 25, 2010 center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newsx Adverts Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The government is to unveil plans to upgrade Ireland’s water system.300 million euro is being slated for the project, but that’s all expected to be allocated from within existing budgets.Some homes in Donegal, Dublin and Clare are still suffering the after effects of the bad weather which saw frozen and burst pipes play havoc with public supplies. Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more