Manika Premsingh | Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Forget high dividend yields! Here’s how I’m buying FTSE 100 stocks in the market crash Manika Premsingh owns shares of BP. The Motley Fool UK has recommended RELX and Rightmove. 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. 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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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The stock market crash has taken its toll on share prices across the board. Dividend yields have risen sharply as a result. As I write, 13 FTSE 100 stocks have a dividend yield north of 10%. If I invest at today’s share prices, the dividend income from these sounds like a bonanza. But here’s the rub. It would be a great time to invest in stocks that generate a high passive income only if we can be sure that the dividends will be sustained. FTSE 100 stocks’ dividend historyThe stock market crash and the underlying economic slump suggest that they won’t. Some FTSE 100 companies have already announced dividend cuts and I suspect more could follow. In this scenario, I think it’s more important than ever before to make careful judgments of which dividend stocks we buy. In fact, a lower but safer dividend yield is preferable to a higher one that is likely to be cut.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…I’d ideally invest in FTSE 100 stocks that have a long history of paying dividends. Their dividends might be reduced, but chances are, that they won’t be stopped altogether. In which case, at least the investment won’t be a total loss at any stage. One example of this is the FTSE 100 insurance giant Aviva, which has a history of paying dividends even during recessions. Considering other macro factorsBut a long history of dividends isn’t my only investing gauge because there’s more that’s going on in the global economy than the coronavirus crisis. Consider oil prices, which have fallen to multi-year lows. Even before Covid-19 hit, 2020 had begun on an unstable note for crude oil with tensions between the US and Iran. More recently, a disagreement between Saudi Arabia and Russia destabilised it even more. Yesterday, Brent crude hit an 18-year low of $23.5. This has a bearing on FTSE 100 oil stocks like BP. Not only is oil demand expected to be weak, oil prices have plunged in an unexpectedly big way too. This weakens its position. At any other time, I would’ve been more confident of the stock, especially since I’ve invested in it. But now I’d watch developments carefully in the coming days before considering buying more.Investment strategies beyond dividends I also think it’s a good time to buy growth stocks. There’s a plethora of defensive stocks that look most attractive to me right now. These include the FTSE 100 analytics provider RELX, as an example, which I talk about in more detail in another article today.Also, if we can gather the nerve, I expect carefully selected contrarian buys right now can be profitable in the long term. For example, I’ve long liked the FTSE 100 property portal Rightmove. It operates in a cyclical industry, which makes it vulnerable to business cycles. But the future of the marketplace is online. This means that over time demand for RMV’s services will only rise, even if the increase is in cycles.Even if it sounds risky, considering diversifying into varied investment styles may be the best bet in these trying times. See all posts by Manika Premsingh Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address
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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. Much has been written about the strategy of buying cheap shares and holding them for a long time. In the past, such an approach has been successful for many investors. And there’s a body of literature dedicated to value investing where a stock is deemed attractive if it looks cheap compared to valuation measures.Why I’m searching for cheap shares to buy nowBenjamin Graham is often called the father of value investing and his books are a good read. For example, I’ve got a copy of The Intelligent Investor on my bookshelf. And that tome is well-known for having been a strong influence on the young Warren Buffett.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…But even buying stocks that look cheap when measured against their fundamentals is no guarantee of a successful investment outcome. Cheap shares can get cheaper and then stay there. Even value shares can lose me half my money if I allow them to.However, there seems to be an investor rotation going on in the markets. I reckon investors have been shifting their money from expensive growth stocks into cheaper value and recovery shares. And over time, the stock market has a habit of cycling between such trends. I think it’s a good time for value shares to have their time in the sun. So most of my investments focus on that theme right now.Of course, I could be wrong with my analysis and my value picks could go on to underperform. Nevertheless, I’m sticking to the strategy for the time being and one stock I like the look of is Morses Club. The company is a consumer finance business focused on the home collected credit market. Attractive on the numbersWith the share price near 66p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is a modest mid-single-digit number and there’s a chunky dividend yield above 6%. But the business has had its wobbles in the past and earnings have a patchy record. Good share performance is far from certain going forward and the somewhat murky outlook is probably why the stock looks cheap.I’m also keen on H&T, the pawnbroking business. With the shares near 301p, the valuation looks modest and there’s a decent shareholder dividend above 3%. But the valuation has looked modest for this company for as long as I can remember. Another risk is that City analysts expect a further decline in earnings in 2021 on top of the big falls last year because of Covid-19. Nevertheless, as a value proposition, those factors don’t put me off the stock.I like the blend of agriculture and engineering services offered by Carr. I see the stock as a potential steady investment operating in stable sectors. With the share price near 130p, the low double-digit valuation is undemanding and there’s a dividend yield knocking on the door of 4%. But the stock’s been trending lower for almost seven years. There’s a chance I could buy the stock and hold for a decade and still end up losing money. However, I’d embrace the risks and buy a few of the shares.I’d aim to hold shares like these three for at least a decade to give the value time to build and feed into the share price. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 1:59 Las Vegas shooting, 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 Primates Meeting, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Oct 2, 2017 Estamos profundamente consternados con la noticia de los terribles eventos ocurridos anoche en Las Vegas. La escala de la pérdida de vidas y de heridos es estremecedora. Enviamos nuestras más sentidas condolencias a usted y a las personas de su diócesis y en particular a la gente de Las Vegas. Estamos orando por los familiares y amigos de aquellos que murieron y por las muchas personas que sufrieron heridas.Recordamos también a todos aquellos que se vieron afectados por esta tragedia, incluyendo los servicios de emergencia (profesionales de servicios de primera respuesta). Oramos para que la paz del Señor Jesucristo esté con las personas de Las Vegas para que puedan superar esta tragedia. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Gun Violence, Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Tags Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA El Obispo Presidente emite mensaje de los Primados sobre Nevada Featured Jobs & Calls Primates Meeting 2017 Rector Albany, NY
Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Executive Council, Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, right, and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings serve April 22 as the emcees of a dinner during which continuing members of Executive Council honored the service of their colleagues who are completing their six-year terms. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Tying up loose ends, moving the mission and ministry of the church forward and saying good-bye to half of its members, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council on April 23 wrapped up its triennial work.In its last official act of the 2016-2018 triennium, council spent 45 minutes in executive session, reviewing its work during the last three years.At a news conference after council adjourned, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said council concluded its work “with laughter, a sense of joy and a sense of accomplishment.”“We got some stuff done. We faced some difficult issues. We faced them, we figured them out, we said our prayers and did some pretty darn good work,” he said.House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings said that council and the church’s executive leadership team have clarified their roles and responsibilities, as well as their obligations to each other and the wider church.“It’s been a lovely journey, and I think we’ve grown immensely in our respect for one another,” she said. “We trust one another. We don’t always agree with each other, but we seem to be able to just keep at it. When we don’t agree or when we have an issue, my experience has been that we speak the truth in love.”The Episcopal Church has a tradition of calling leaders who bring wisdom, spiritual centeredness and deep experience, said the Rev. Michael Barlowe, the executive officer of General Convention and secretary of the council. Curry and Jennings, he said, embody that tradition.Both Jennings and Curry said they are looking forward to returning to Austin for the 79th meeting of General Convention in early July. “The Jesus Movement is beginning to grow roots,” Jennings said, adding that she is excited to discover what new ideas will bubble up at convention. Curry agreed, saying he anticipates that this meeting of convention “will be going deeper.”The Rev. Jabriel Ballentine, right, who is a continuing Executive Council member, pays tribute to member Anita George during the council’s celebratory dinner April 22. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceOn April 23, the outgoing chairs of council’s five committees gave their final reports. Some included exhortations about the future work of the council as leaders in the Episcopal Church. Anita George, chair of the council’s Joint Standing Committee on Advocacy and Networking, said that her committee is charged with “giving voice and connecting Episcopalians for the purpose of advancing the work of joining in God’s mission of justice, peace, reconciliation and transformation.”Achieving that goal begins with each Episcopalian, George said, including its leaders. During this meeting, George said Advocacy and Networking members “engaged in lengthy deliberations regarding the ongoing and critical need for Executive Council and the Episcopal Church to engage in deep training and discussions around racism and racial reconciliation.”Committee members discussed the fact that “many examples of incidents within and without the church remind us that the work is far from over,” George said.The committee “urges the church to require all leaders of the Episcopal Church, including Executive Council, to engage in antiracism training and deep conversations around race,” George said. “It further encourages the church to engage in discussion to explore the use and power of potentially harmful language when interacting with the wide and diverse groups that comprise our beloved church.”The committee said church leaders must recognize that “even with the best intentions we may insult or harm others without sensitivity to inappropriate language when we are engaged with good works,” George said.George said, as she departs the council, she leaves with “high hopes and very, very high expectations of this body. I challenge you, I challenge you, to remember the faces of God who are not here and who depend on you to continue to make space for them and their voices in the beloved community. I implore you, and I love you.”She returned to her seat amid a standing ovation.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1). The council comprises 38 members – 20 (four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 laypeople) elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) elected by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies. In addition, the vice president of the House of Deputies, secretary, chief operating officer, treasurer and chief financial officer have a seat and voice but no vote. Thus, 19 members of council will officially finish their six-year terms during General Convention this July.Diocese of Texas Bishop Andy Doyle tells members of the Executive Council and the church-wide staff during an April 22 reception that the diocese is looking forward to hosting General Convention in Austin this July. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceHere are some of the actions that council took on the last day of its three-day meeting:* The members agreed to provide financial assistance to 13 dioceses and one area mission that have said they need help covering the costs of attending General Convention. All of the entities already receive block grants from the church-wide budget. Bishop of Honduras Lloyd Allen, a council member, said the assistance “is a dream come true. We have cried, we have asked, we have begged.”Although each entity will receive $1,200, which another council member noted amounts to about $150 per deputy, Allen said the biggest concern has been about help in covering the registration cost, “which has prevented our delegation from being complete at General Convention.”Each bishop, deputy and alternate deputy must pay a $600 registration fee, in addition to their lodging and transportation costs.The Rev. Nathaniel Pierce, outgoing council member, noted that council had passed a similar resolution, albeit for a smaller amount, early in 2015 to help cover such costs for the last General Convention. Council needs to consider what he called “the systemic issues” that will continue to prompt this stop-gap funding.“I, for one, am ashamed that folks have to beg for this money,” he said.The Rev. Jabriel Ballentine, continuing Executive Council member, said that the block grant recipients do great work with that money “and so to say that we should force people who are doing great ministry to decide between using those limited resources to do ministry or holding onto those resources in order to come to the table [General Convention] is a false dichotomy.”Outgoing council member Nancy Koonce said that the Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission (FFM) has urged its successors to consider this dilemma.Barlowe agreed that while those entities have been “gracious” in asking for this money, “we shouldn’t constantly have to rely on their graciousness.” The issue, he said, goes to the root of the church’s polity about broad participation in policymaking bodies. He said the council’s executive committee will be considering the issue between the end of the upcoming General Convention and the beginning of council’s next meeting in October.Outgoing Executive Council member Pragedes Coromoto Jimenez de Salazar, foreground, of Venezuela, tells her colleagues that she will continue to work for the good of the entire Episcopal Church. Interpreter Dinorah Padro assisted her during her remarks. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service* Council members heard that a small group of people who have been involved in the church’s triennial budgeting process will convene between now and the start of General Convention to consider how to improve that process. A goal, according to outgoing FFM Chair Tess Judge, would be to establish a process “that allows early involvement by PB&F (the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance), as well as more time for FFM to deal with other matters related to the financial status of the church.”The church’s Standing Commission on Governance, Structure, Constitution and Canons called in its Blue Book report (beginning on page 402 here) for a task force to reshape the budget process. “The church is mired in a budget process that does not make enough time available for input by the church at large prior to General Convention,” the commission said.However, when FFM met together April 22 with council’s Joint Standing Committee on Governance and Administration for Mission, the members agreed that it made more sense to address the issues involved immediately.* The council heard good news about the work of its Assessment Review Committee. The committee has been talking to about 18 dioceses that do not currently pay the full amount of the assessment or who anticipate asking for a partial or full waiver in 2019.The council’s draft budget, which forms the basis for PB&F’s work at General Convention to craft the 2019-2021 budget, includes a line item reserving $5.9 million for such waivers. Thus, an anticipated reduction in the requested waivers’ dollar amounts would mean that unused money from that reserve could be available to help fund other budget line items.The council established the committee in early 2015 ahead of General Convention that summer making mandatory the current voluntary diocesan budgetary asking system for the 2019-2021 budget cycle. Each year’s annual diocesan giving in the three-year budget had been based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $150,000. Any diocese that cannot or will not pay the soon-to-be-required percentage of its annual income must ask for a partial or full waiver to avoid any penalty, such as not being eligible for church-wide grants.* Council members approved a policy on alcohol use by Domestic and Foreign Mission Society employees (DFMS is the name under which the Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out mission). Rooted in General Convention Resolution 2015-A158, which called for such policies, council agreed to the employee policy that puts “appropriate limits on the serving and consumption of alcohol” at DFMS work, gatherings, “activities and celebratory events.”“Excessive alcohol consumption may endanger the health and safety of DFMS employees and others around them and tarnish the DFMS’ reputation,” the policy says. It added that those who choose to drink alcoholic beverages in such settings “are expected to behave respectfully, professionally, within legal limits, and in accordance with all DFMS policies.”The policy includes details about availability and consumption of alcohol.Council’s action came at the end of a meeting during which the members heard Curry summarize the Commission on Impairment and Leadership’s findings and recommendations.* Council member Polly Getz and Diocese of Utah Communications Director Craig Worth invited the council to help them beta test a new website designed to help educate the church on its Title IV clergy disciplinary process. The site will debut to the public during General Convention this July. Episcopal News Service coverage of that presentation is here.Summaries of all the resolutions council passed at this meeting are here.Some council members tweeted from the meeting using #ExCoun.The April 21-23 meeting took place at the Wyndham Garden Austin hotel.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Executive Council April 2018 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 23, 2018 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Architects: Studio 804 Area Area of this architecture project Prescott Passivhaus / Studio 804Save this projectSavePrescott Passivhaus / Studio 804 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109275/prescott-passivhaus-studio-804 Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109275/prescott-passivhaus-studio-804 Clipboard ArchDaily Houses “COPY” Projects Year: Photographs Photographs: Studio 804Text description provided by the architects. The Prescott Passivhaus is a single-family, low-energy residence located in Kansas City, Kansas. This unique house is designed for the affordable-housing market as a spec house that will sell to qualified buyers, those with an annual income of no more than eighty percent of the target Area Median Income (AMI). Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio 804Recommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDesigned to exceed both Passivhaus and LEED Platinum standards, the residence uses minimal energy through affordable passive means. The home is located in the Prescott neighborhood which, despite being just minutes from downtown Kansas City, remains a neighborhood in transition not unlike the rest of the derelict urban core that typifies the city.This intriguing wood clad Passivhaus acts as a prototype for the region. It aims at being the first certified Passivhaus in the state of Kansas, and is one of only a handful in the country. To obtain its goal of a ninety percent reduction in heating and cooling energy demand, the house uses low-cost passive strategies such as louvers, thermal mass, high performance windows, super insulation, southern orientation, and an airtight building envelope. An energy recovery ventilator works in conjunction with these strategies to temper fresh intake air with energy from the exhaust air, providing constant fresh air year round.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio 804Under the guidance of the LEED Platinum criteria, measures were taken to ensure the sustainability of the Prescott Passive House in ways beyond merely energy efficiency. Site location and treatment, material content, construction waste management, and water efficiency were all carefully examined.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio 804This 1,700 square foot, three bedroom, two bath residence bestows many amenities within a small ecological footprint. Despite its modest size, the open floor plan creates a surprisingly spacious interior. A double height living room connects the main floor with the upper level, where the master bedroom is located. The stacked master bathroom and main floor bathroom are flooded with natural light through an internal two-story frosted glass wall across from the expansive southern glazing. Overlooking the living room and southern array of windows is the flexible loft space. On the main level, the living room is connected to the kitchen and dining spaces with an exposed concrete thermal mass floor. These living areas are located just off of the 400 sf deck, which lends uninhibited views of the Prescott neighborhood and the Kansas City skyline while doubly functioning as the carport roof. At the west end of the main level are two additional bedrooms with views to the surrounding double width lot. Remote controlled operable skylights create the only break in the northern envelope of the house, and operable glazing stretches the entire length of the southern side to encourage natural ventilation. This impressive façade is protected by louvers optimally angled to allow winter heat gain yet block sunlight from penetrating the house in the summer. Downstairs, a full walkout basement provides ample storage as well as a finished flex room located directly off of the carport.Save this picture!floor plansA sixteen inch thick insulated wall assembly and a twenty-two inch thick insulated roof assembly provide the basis for a home that seeks a ninety percent reduction in heating and cooling energy. This airtight assembly nearly eliminates all heat transfer through the building envelope, keeping all heat gained from the high performance glazing within the house. The energy recovery ventilator and thermal masses seek to further maintain a constant interior temperature, reducing most needs for additional tempering support. Outside, clotheslines discourage the use of an electric clothes dryer, one of the least efficient of the house’s appliances, all of which have received the Energy Star rating.Save this picture!sectionDue to Passivhaus strategies, engineered wood was the only choice for framing. The entire house was framed in engineered lumber. The width of the TJI joists allowed for the wall (12”) and roof (16”) depths needed to house the thick cellulose insulation required for Passivhaus. In addition, the creation of a primary structural system to carry the ridge load through columns to the foundation was accomplished with Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL). This enabled the space to remain open, so all rooms could be filled with natural light, a principle tenet of our energy-saving concept. We could not have achieved our design goals without the use of engineered lumber.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio 804In the spirit of the age-old Japanese shou-sugi-ban tradition, the exterior of the Prescott Passivhaus is clad in a charred Douglas fir rain screen. This low-maintenance assembly yields a UV-protected dark black finish to the house. Recycled paper windowsills and countertops, bamboo flooring, and a concrete, thermal mass-providing floor complement the clean white interior walls and ceiling.Being the first new construction in its Kansas City, Kansas neighborhood in many decades, the Prescott Passive House breathes new life into an established neighborhood. With its sustainable energy conservation strategies, the home has further served as an educational tool to the community throughout the construction process.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Crown Fountain / Krueck & Sexton ArchitectsArticlesAD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXIIArticles Share Area: 1700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2010 United States CopyHouses•Kansas City, United States “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio 804+ 11 Share Prescott Passivhaus / Studio 804 CopyAbout this officeStudio 804OfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodKansas CitySustainabilityHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on February 04, 2011Cite: “Prescott Passivhaus / Studio 804” 04 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
A medida que la pandemia de COVID-19 continúa extendiéndose, la respuesta del gobierno a la crisis ha sido criminalmente negligente, mientras que los capitalistas prefieren arriesgar la salud de los trabajadores que detener la producción con fines de lucro.A medida que la clase dominante se muestra incapaz de abordar la crisis, ¿cómo podemos nosotros, como clase trabajadora y personas oprimidas, organizarnos para satisfacer nuestras necesidades? ¿Qué demandas podemos presentar en respuesta?Workers World Party propone las siguientes 10 demandas, que son un trabajo en progreso basado en la fluidez de la crisis, como una respuesta socialista inicial a COVID-19:Asistencia sanitaria gratuita para todos.Nacionalizar el sistema de salud bajo control comunitario. Construir hospitales de emergencia.Pago completo, beneficios e ingresos garantizados para todos.Alimentos, vivienda, suministros médicos y servicios públicos, incluido internet para todos.Suspender alquileres, desalojos, hipotecas, cortes de servicios públicos y TODAS las deudas.Priorizar recursos para comunidades de color, migrantes, personas LGBTQ2+, personas mayores, jóvenes, personas con discapacidades.Vacíar prisiones y centros de detención. Cierra ICE. Poner fin a los ataques racistas.Control comunitario. Sin policías. No militar.$2 billones para los trabajadores, no para los bancos.Poner fin a las guerras, las sanciones y la destrucción del medio ambiente de EE. UU.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Top Stories[Breaking] MHA Issues Unlock 4 Guidelines: Schools, Colleges, Cinemas To Remain Closed Till Sep 30; Metro Rail To Start From Sep 7; No Inter-State & Intra State Travel Restrictions LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 Aug 2020 8:11 AMShare This – xThe Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued Unlock 4.0 guidelines for opening up of more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones. Lockdown in Containment Zones is extended till 30th September 2020. However, Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will continue to remain closed for students and regular class activity up to 30th September 2020. The guidelines makes…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued Unlock 4.0 guidelines for opening up of more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones. Lockdown in Containment Zones is extended till 30th September 2020. However, Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will continue to remain closed for students and regular class activity up to 30th September 2020. The guidelines makes it clear that there shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods. No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for such movements, it says. As per the new guidelines, Metro rail will be allowed to operate with effect from 7th September 2020 in a graded manner. Social/ academic/ sports/ entertainment/ cultural/ religious/ political functions and other congregations will be permitted with a ceiling of 100 persons, with effect from 21st September 2020. Open air theatres will be permitted to open with effect from 21st September 2020.[BREAKING] #Unlock4: Ministry of Home Affairs @HMOIndia issues ‘Unlock 4 guidelines.Schools/Educational institutions to remain closed till September 30 for regular classes.Allows operation of Metro rail in a graded manner from September 7.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 29, 2020The following activities are not be permitted:(i)Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres (excluding open air theatre) and similar places. (ii) International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA.With regard to schools, following will be permitted, in areas outside the Containment Zones only, with effect from 21st September 2020 for which, SOP will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family WelfareStates/ UTs may permit upto 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to the schools at a time for online teaching/ tele- counselling and related work. Students of classes 9 to 12 may be permitted to visit their schools, in areas outside the Containment Zones only, on voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers. This will be subject to written consent of their parents/ guardians. Skill or Entrepreneurship training will be permitted in National Skill Training Institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Short term training centres registered with National Skill Development Corporation or State Skill Development Missions or other Ministries of Government of India or State Governments. National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) and their training providers will also be permitted.Higher Education Institutions only for research scholars (Ph.D.) and postgraduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratory/ experimental works. These will be permitted by the Department of Higher Education (DHE) in consultation with MHA, based on the assessment of the situation, and keeping in view incidence of COVID-19 in the States/ UTs.State/ UT Governments shall not impose any local lockdown (State/ District/ subdivision/City/ village level), outside the containment zones, without prior consultation with the Central Government, the guidelines said.The MHA has also issued National Directives for Covid-19 management which stipulate face coverings, social distancing, etc. The directives advises work places to follow Work From Home as far as possible. Click here to Read/Download GuidelinesRead GuidelinesNext Story
Donegal County Council is urging extreme vigilance as a Condition Orange fire warning remains in place until at least tomorrow.The council says the extensive wild fire in West Donegal in the areas of Annagry, Belcruit, Loughanure and Kincasslagh concluded late last night and into the early hours of this morning.There were also other fires in recent days in West Donegal, as well as in the Milford area.Donegal County Council says 13 Fire Brigade units, totalling 16 appliances and a further 12 support vehicles responded to the event and were assisted by an auxiliary fire service from the Donegal Civil Defence.The Donegal County Council Fire Service was supported by the Irish Coast Guard, An Garda Síochána, The Irish Defence Forces, comprising of an Air Corp Helicopter with fire fighting capabilities and a platoon of infantry from Finnar Camp, Ballyshannon, and was further aided by a fire appliance / water carrier from Donegal Airport.Crucially, the responding agencies were hugely assisted by the community response in the area during the day where hundreds of local volunteers assisted both directly and indirectly.Donegal County Council would like to thank and acknowledge the co-operation and collaboration of the responding agencies and the local communities and volunteers during the wild fire.A Condition Orange high fire risk notice remains effective up until tomorrow, with the council is urging landowners and members of the public to exercise caution and to take all necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of wildfires involving material such as gorse, heather and other dry and dead vegetation.House holders or building owners in areas susceptible to wildfire are advised to remove or cut back any vegetation in the immediate vicinity of their house, building or oil tank to prevent wildfires damaging or destroying their property. WhatsApp Facebook Facebook By News Highland – April 23, 2019 Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Council says Condition Orange fire hazard warning remains in place Previous articleNew Facebook rules come into force todayNext articleMICA block home owners now face paying 14% of repair costs News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews
The high frequency radars in the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) estimate the elevation angles of returned backscatter using interferometric techniques. These elevation angles allow the ground range to the scattering point to be estimated, which is crucial for the accurate geolocation of ionospheric measurements. For elevation angles to be accurately estimated, it is important to calibrate the interferometer measurements by determining the difference in the signal time delays caused by the difference in the electrical path lengths from the main array and the interferometer array to the point at which the signals are correlated. This time delay is known as tdiff. Several methods have been proposed to estimate tdiff using historical observations; these methods are summarised in this paper. Comparisons of the tdiff estimates from the different calibration methods are presented and sources of uncertainty discussed. The effect of errors in the estimated tdiff value on the accuracy of geolocation is evaluated and discussed. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations for both scientific SuperDARN data users and SuperDARN radar operators.
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailhaizon/iStock(NEW YORK) — From Usain Bolt burning up the track to Odell Beckham Jr. defying physics to the U.S. women’s soccer team in Paris, there were plenty of sports moments to remember as the decade draws to a close.Here are some of the biggest sports stories from 2010 to 2019:1. Usain Bolt, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics — Bolt, a sprinter from Jamaica, changed the sport of sprinting throughout the decade. Never was his dominance more evident than in London when he walked into the Olympics as something of an underdog — despite becoming a worldwide celebrity following the 2008 games. He had lost in his country’s qualifiers to up-and-coming star Yohan Blake before heading to London. But big-time stars come up big in big-time situations. The fastest man on the planet came out of the gates slow — not unusual — before passing American Justin Gatlin and Blake and shattering the Olympic record. Bolt cruised — literally, taking a chance to peek at his rival Blake before the line — to gold in the 200-meter final and then earned a three-event sweep with a gold in the 4×100-meter relay. After the 100-meter final, he called himself the “greatest athlete to live.” Four years later, it was pretty impossible to argue he wasn’t at least in the discussion. Bolt completed another three-event sweep in 2016 at the Rio Olympics just two days before his 30th birthday. By 2017, he’d won every 100-meter race he’d entered for four years. And while he lost at the 2017 world championships, the 2012 and 2016 Olympics will go down in history forever.2. Chicago Cubs win the World Series — finally! — After Bartman, black cats, billy goats and 108 years, the Chicago Cubs finally won a World Series title in 2016. Back in 1908 — the last time they’d won a title — Ford’s Model T went on sale for a mere $825, pistol duels were in the London Olympics and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” (now performed at every Cubs game) was officially released. Suffice to say, a lot changed. General manager Theo Epstein was in his fifth year at the helm of the Cubs and had brought in manager Joe Maddon one year prior. The pair led the Cubs to a 103-win season, an NLCS title and a spot in the World Series. But they’d done that in 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938 and 1945. Chicago faced the Cleveland Indians and fell behind 3-1 through the first four games. But Jon Lester and Aroldis Chapman — acquired from the New York Yankees at the trade deadline — stepped up in Game 5; Addison Russell drove in six runs in Game 6; and eventual MVP Ben Zobrist drove in the winning run in extra innings to give the Cubs a title in seven games.3. Simone Biles owns the 2016 Rio Olympics — Can you count to 25? Simone Biles dominated most of the decade of gymnastics — hence the record 25 world championship medals attained by 2019 — but finally got a chance to break out in prime time at the Rio Olympics. All she did was win four golds, including the individual and team all-around. Her performance on the floor, also a gold, introduced the world to her eponymous “Biles” — a double layout salto with a half twist. The 4-foot-11 Biles has achieved something just as rare in gymnastics: sustained dominance. In a sport often-dominated by one-Olympic wonders, she’s an overwhelming favorite entering the next decade at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.4. Malcolm Butler seals Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX win — The Seattle Seahawks trailed, 28-24, with 27 seconds left in Super Bowl XLIX. It was second-and-goal from the 1-yard line. So, of course, they handed the ball off to running back Marshawn Lynch and capped a brilliant, game-winning drive. Right? Well, no, not if you’re head coach Pete Carroll. Instead, Russell Wilson dropped back to pass and looked for wide receiver Ricardo Lockette on a slant. He found Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler instead. The pick sealed the Super Bowl win to cap the 2014-15 season and earned Patriots quarterback Tom Brady his fourth ring (but first of the decade). He’d go on to win two more.5. Odell Beckham breaks physics — The catch didn’t mean much in the end, but on Nov. 23, 2014, we got one of the most lasting images of the decade in sports. The New York Giants drafted Odell Beckham Jr. in the first round in 2014, hoping to inject some life into an aging offense. On a Sunday night, in front of a massive TV audience, the rookie receiver scored his second touchdown of the game against the rival Dallas Cowboys in the most spectacular fashion imaginable. He somehow contorted his body backward, while being flagrantly held by Cowboys corner Brandon Carr, and extended his right arm behind his head to snag a 43-yard pass out of the sky by just the tips of his fingers. The Giants went on to lose the game (despite 146 receiving yards from OBJ), but some moments are bigger than wins and losses. Beckham’s legacy in the league has yet to be fully written, but this catch will be replayed forever.6. Villanova’s Kris Jenkins hits a walk-off, title-clinching 3-pointer — Villanova’s men’s basketball team had been known for the better part of two decades as a scrappy, guard-driven team led by Jay Wright on the bench. They were also known as a team that underperformed when the NCAA tournament came around. All of that changed in the 2016 title game against North Carolina and its collection of McDonald’s All-Americans. With 4.7 seconds left in a tied game, 74-74, the Wildcats inbounded the ball to Ryan Arcidiacono, who dribbled to midcourt and flipped it to teammate Kris Jenkins. Jenkins had 14 points in the game, but it was the last three that will be remembered for all time. He took the pass from Arcidiacono and drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Tar Heels and win the team’s first NCAA championship since 1985.7. U.S. women’s soccer wins the 2019 World Cup — National pride and a fight for gender equality combined for a mic-drop performance as the U.S. women’s soccer team ran through the competition at the women’s World Cup in Paris in the summer of 2019. The team’s eclectic mix — including Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz — only made the U.S. like them more. The team opened with a 13-0 win over Thailand, but eventually had to run through European powerhouses Spain, France — the home country — and England to make the final. They wrapped it up with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands and a parade down the Canyon of Heroes in front of hundreds of thousands of fans — many chanting “Equal pay! Equal pay!” — in New York City.8. Ray Allen saves the Heat’s repeat titles — LeBron James was the best player on the Miami Heat in 2012-13, and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh rounded out the Big 3. But it was the greatest 3-point shooter in NBA history who saved the Heat’s season and eventually earned the King his second straight title. It was Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals. The San Antonio Spurs led the Heat three games to two. Tim Duncan, the greatest power forward in NBA history, posted 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting in the first half. The Spurs led by 10, 75-65, entering the fourth quarter. James took over in the fourth quarter, scoring 16 points, but the Heat still trailed by three with 19.4 seconds left. James, of course, took the shot to tie it up with under 10 seconds left — but it ended up being Ray Allen who bailed out the Heat. Bosh grabbed the rebound off James’ miss and handed it off to the veteran guard, who drilled the game-tying 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left. The shot forced overtime, led to a Heat win and — after an easy Game 7 win — an NBA title.9. Steph, Klay and Kevin change NBA calculus — It only takes until about kindergarten to learn that three is bigger than two. But it took the sure-shooting Golden State Warriors to make that math work in the NBA. Two lightly recruited college players — Davidson’s Stephen Curry and Washington State’s Klay Thompson — brought high-tempo, 3-point basketball to the Bay Area. Later joined by superstar Kevin Durant, the Warriors won three titles (2015, 2017, 2018), set a single-season record for wins in 2015-16 (73) and went to five straight NBA Finals. After a devastating, 3-games-to-1 choke against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, all they did was win 8-of-9 NBA Finals games the next two seasons. At just 31, Curry is already third all-time in NBA history in 3-pointers.10. UConn women’s basketball shoots 5-for-10 — For pure dominance, it’s hard to match the UConn women’s basketball team, led by Hall of Famer Geno Auriemma, which won five championships in the decade (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). The streak includes four titles in a row for a team led by Breanna Stewart, who won every single year she was in college. She went 151-5 in her career and was the player of the year three times. The versatile, 6-foot-4 wing is now dominating the WNBA as a member of the Seattle Storm. She won the league MVP and a league title in 2018. UConn stars from this past decade dot the WNBA with Maya Moore, Tina Charles, Tiffany Hayes and Kia Nurse all leading their teams.HONORABLE MENTION:Michael Phelps continues racking up gold: For a guy who started his Olympics career in 2000, it’s hard to believe he makes the list of the best of this decade three Olympic Games later. He didn’t enter the 2012 Games expected to repeat his historic eight golds from Beijing, but he still added four golds and two silvers to his unmatched medal haul in London. He retired after those games, content to rest on his 22 Olympic medals and 18 golds. For, oh, two years. The greatest Olympian of all time returned to the 2016 Olympics and added five more gold medals and one silver when he was expected to take a much-earned victory lap simply.Chicago Blackhawks win three Cups: In the NBA, NFL and NHL at least one franchise won three titles in the decade. In the NBA, it was the Golden State Warriors; in the NFL, it was the New England Patriots; and in the NHL, it was the Chicago Blackhawks. The most underrated coach in sports, Joel Quenneville, led Chicago to Stanley Cup titles in 2010, 2013 and 2015. Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith became household names leading a workman-like team, reflecting the city it calls home, to six-game series victories each time.Ogunbowale drills back-to-back championship buckets: Just one game-winning shot in an NCAA tournament is rare enough. Arike Ogunbowale decided to do it twice — in back-to-back games — in the semifinal and final. The Notre Dame guard led her Fighting Irish to the school’s second-ever championship in 2018 with a game-winning 3-pointer against Mississippi State with just 0.1 seconds on the clock. Two days earlier, she did the same against undefeated — and allegedly unbeatable — UConn by hitting a deep jumper in overtime with exactly 1 second on the clock.Jeremy Lin phenomenon: Tabloid back pages in New York City screamed with one phrase in February 2012: Linsanity! The league, and in fact the most populous country in the world, were captivated by Harvard-product Jeremy Lin’s out-of-nowhere emergence for the New York Knicks in the second half of the 2011-12 NBA season. Lin was a developmental league player and almost cut by the Knicks before injuries and dumb luck led to a star-making turn. It started on Feb. 4 with a 25-point, seven-assist performance in Brooklyn against the rival Nets. The legend of the point guard only grew from there. He scored 28 points in his next game — his first career start — as All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire missed the game. The Knicks continued winning and Lin continued his insanity. He scored 38 points against the Lakers on Feb. 10 and hit a game-winning 3-pointer against the Toronto Raptors on Valentine’s Day. Four days later, he had 28 points and 14 assists against the Dallas Mavericks. But cut off by the All-Star break, the firing of head coach Mike D’Antoni and a knee injury, his season ended early. He never reclaimed his magic, bouncing around the league for six more seasons.Sid the Kid wins it on home ice: Three Winter Olympics ago, Vancouver kicked off the first huge worldwide sporting event of the decade. And of course, it being in Canada, the only gold medal that mattered for the host nation was ice hockey. So why not win it with a sudden death, overtime goal by the country’s biggest star: Sidney Crosby? The final pitted the U.S. against Canada in an edge-of-your-seat matchup that saw the U.S. rally from down 2-0 to narrow the gap to 2-1 on a goal by Ryan Kesler entering the final period. Improbably, Zach Parise managed to squeeze a rebound goal past Canadian goalie Roberto Luongo with just 25 seconds left in regulation to force OT. But it was not to be for the Americans. Jerome Iginla fed Crosby for a goal seven minutes into the extra period and he was raising his arms in victory, bouncing off the boards, seconds later.One out away for the Texas Rangers: Nelson Cruz will likely join the Baseball Hall of Fame once he retires (whenever that may be). But unfortunately for Texas Rangers fans, he’ll always occupy a dark spot in their hearts for Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. With the team one out — actually one strike — away from a championship against the St. Louis Cardinals, the right fielder misplayed a David Freese line drive that allowed two runs to score. With it, a Game 6 win evaporated and the Rangers lost Game 7 by a score of 6-2 to give the franchise its 11th World Series title.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. 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