I’d buy these 2 investment trusts to beat the State Pension

first_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 2nd February, 2020 | More on: CTY HFEL I’d buy these 2 investment trusts to beat the State Pension Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img 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. Image source: Getty Images At less than £9,000 a year, the current State Pension is only designed to provide a token level of income for retirees. With this being the case, if you want to retire in comfort, it’s sensible to set up your own private pension to beat the government’s offering.Here are two investment trusts that could help you build your nest egg. They will also produce a growing, passive income stream in retirement.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…City of London Investment TrustThe City of London Investment Trust (LSE: CTY) is as close to investment trust royalty as you can get, growing investors wealth since 1891. City of London is one of the best income investment trusts around. The portfolio is made up of FTSE 100 companies and management is focused on providing long-term growth in income and capital.These objectives make the trust an excellent pick for investors who want to protect and grow their capital over the long term. Over the past 10 years, the trust has returned 177%, outperforming its benchmark by around 45%. It has achieved this by investing in high-quality FTSE 100 income stocks.City of London smashed its benchmark over the past decade without charging its investors the earth. The current ongoing annual management fee is just 0.39%, while most UK equity income funds charge around 1% per annum. The stock currently supports a dividend yield of 4.3%. It’s trading at a slight premium to net asset value of 1.5%.Henderson Far East Income LtdCity of London is focused on finding high-quality income stocks in the FTSE 100. Meanwhile, Henderson Far East Income (LSE: HFEL) as its name suggests, looks for income overseas. The primary advantage the company has over its domestic-focused peers is its broad mandate.It can invest anywhere across the Asia-Pacific region, giving the trust a vast pond to fish for income stocks. As such, it should come as no surprise the stock offers a higher dividend yield than most companies in the UK.At the time of writing, the annual dividend yield is 6.2%. The trust is also trading at a slight premium to the net asset value. The premium sits at 1.9%, which is around the 12-month average. So, it’s clear investors have always been willing to pay a premium to get their hands on the trust’s attractive income stream.The most substantial holdings in the portfolio include Korean infrastructure group Macquarie Korea Infrastructure, Chinese liquor company Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd, which is one of the oldest businesses in the world. And finally, China Yangtze Power Co Ltd.As well as Chinese stocks, the trust also has extensive exposure to Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand. This gives it a diversified portfolio that should continue to produce a steady yield for investors for many decades to come. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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. 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2 top FTSE 100 stocks I want to buy in the next stock market crash

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 21st February, 2020 | More on: IHG SGE Image source: Getty Images. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Sage. The Motley Fool UK has recommended InterContinental Hotels Group and Sage Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address 2 top FTSE 100 stocks I want to buy in the next stock market crash “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img 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. With global equity indexes at a high level, and economic uncertainty rising, I’ve been following Warren Buffett’s lead recently and stockpiling cash in preparation for a stock market pullback.Of course, such pullbacks are notoriously hard to predict in advance. However, I want to be ready to capitalise should we see a market dip in 2020. With that in mind, here’s a look at two FTSE 100 stocks I’ll be looking to buy if the market takes a hit.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…SageThe first FTSE 100 stock I’m keen to buy is Sage (LSE: SGE). It’s a leading provider of cloud-based accounting and payroll solutions. I already have a small position in the stock as I bought some shares last year at around 660p, however, I’m keen to add to my holding.In my view, Sage is one of the most attractive companies in the Footsie. Not only does it operate in a high-growth industry (the market for cloud accounting software is forecast to grow at 8.6% per year between now and 2024) but the nature of the business also provides a strong competitive advantage as customers cannot easily switch between service providers. In addition, the company is very profitable (three-year average return on capital employed of 17.2%) and has a strong balance sheet. I’ll point out that I’m not the only one who holds Sage in high regard – the stock is held by two of the UK’s top portfolio managers, Terry Smith and Nick Train, in their respective equity funds.Sage shares are a little bit expensive at present as the stock has had a good run over the last six months. Currently, the forward-looking P/E ratio is about 26.8. I’m hoping stock market weakness presents an opportunity to pick up the stock at a lower valuation.IHGThe next stock I want to buy is hotel operator InterContinental Hotels Group (LSE: IHG). It owns a fantastic collection of leading hotel brands including InterContinental, Holiday Inn, and Crowne Plaza.The main reason I like IHG is that I see it as a good way to play one of the most dominant demographic trends in the world today – the retirement of the Baby Boomers. In the US alone, there are 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every single day. Research shows that many plan to travel extensively in retirement. For example, a 2019 study by retiree-focused non-profit body AARP found that this segment of the population plans to take four or five leisure trips every year after retiring. And hotels are the preferred form of accommodation for the majority. As such, I think IHG is poised to do well over the next decade.IHG’s recent full-year results were solid, despite performance being impacted by economic uncertainty and political unrest in Hong Kong. For the year, revenue was up 8% and adjusted earnings per share increased 3%. The dividend was lifted 10%, which in my view, suggests that management is confident about the future, despite uncertainty associated with the coronavirus.IHG shares currently trade on a forward P/E ratio of about 20.4. I actually think that’s quite reasonable, given the company’s growth prospects. However, I’m hoping a market pullback provides an even better entry point. 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. 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

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The Beyond Meat share price is crashing this week. Should I buy it now?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Beyond Meat, Inc. 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. See all posts by Jonathan Smith 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. The Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) share price is down over 10% this week. Even with the US (and UK) markets selling off this week, the move in the company’s share price has been large. When any stock drops by more than 10% within the space of a few days, I’m always interested to take a closer look. Sometimes it’s the case that the sell-off has been exaggerated, making the stock a discounted buy.The backstoryBeyond Meat is a US-based meat alternative producer. As the name suggests, it goes beyond meat and uses plant-based substitutes to make products that look like sausages and burger patties.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…The company was only formed 12 years ago, but has enjoyed strong success that led it to go public back in 2019. Since then, the Beyond Meat share price has seen high volatility, but trades higher than the IPO price at present. Announcements regarding partnerships with the likes of Pepsi and McDonald’s caused recent spikes in 2021.That being said, what’s been going on recently to cause a slump? One of the main factors was the Q1 results that were released. Net revenues were up 11.4%, and the company posted a gross profit of $32.7m. Unfortunately, high indirect expenses meant that it posted a net loss of $27.3m for the period. With revenues of only $108.2m, this is quite a large loss. This size of loss is one reason why I think the Beyond Meat share price has fallen so much this week.My outlook for the Beyond Meat share priceAt a broader level, the Beyond Meat share price has struggled due to the size of the company’s debt levels. It currently has total outstanding debt of $1.1bn. Again, when I compare this to quarterly revenues of around $100m, this is a large debt pile. This matters at the moment because there is concern in the market about rising inflation expectations. Rising inflation could mean raising interest rates in the US. This hurts companies with high debt levels. The higher the interest rate, the more expensive it is for companies to borrow.I definitely think this factor is weighing on the Beyond Meat share price. I personally wouldn’t look to invest in the company at the moment. I think the outlook is quite uncertain. The latest update speaks of “significantly reduced demand in its foodservice channel (via) decreased foot traffic, streamlined menu offerings, and restrictions on foodservice locations’ capacity”. Even with consumption aided by cooking at home, I think the meat alternative offering is still not mass market. I don’t think the company has reached enough scale to rely on the existing customer base to drive revenue. The pandemic has further stunted growth, so I think it’ll take a long time before it becomes an attractive investment.I could be wrong, and one element in favour of the Beyond Meat share price is the growing movement around the environment and veganism. If this trend continues to grow, the company could benefit.Overall, I think the slump in the share price this week is justified, and would look elsewhere for a better buy. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images center_img Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 13th May, 2021 | More on: BYND The Beyond Meat share price is crashing this week. Should I buy it now? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.last_img read more

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Court rules California gay marriage ban unconstitutional

first_imgCourt rules California gay marriage ban unconstitutional Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN February 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm Of course the anti-gay marriage people do not care about what Jesus said about divorce. The only grounds which HE approved of was adultery. So I guess the first and second Mrs Gingrich’s have our Lord’s full support since Newt is an adulterer and a fornicator. Tags 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 The Reverend Canon Susan Russell says: February 10, 2012 at 10:37 pm It’s a fruits of the spirit thing … no pun intended. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY John Kirk says: February 8, 2012 at 11:59 am And how do you know that “the truth shall set you free” applies here? How do you know this is Truth, as opposed to the position that it is a grave sin? Featured Events February 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm Congratulations to all those faithful, monogamous, loving, Same Sex couples who long to be recognised as the fully-integrated human beings – made in God’s Image and likeness – that they are, and always have been. For religious bigots to claim that God would deny such loving, faithful relationships, is to ignore the reality – that many heterosexual couples have problems with maintaining the sort of filial relationship that Gay Couples can offer. “They’ll know you’re my disciples by your LOVE!”Fidelity is the true touchstone of loving marital relationships not merely gender. The Rev. D. Joe Dunlap says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME michael Neal says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Joseph F Foster says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Human Sexuality, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Gay marriage advocates cheer during a rally moments before hearing the news of the Proposition 8 over-ruling outside the Ninth Circuit Courthouse in San Francisco, California, on Feb. 7. Photo/REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach.[Episcopal News Service] Gay marriage supporters rejoiced Feb. 7 after an appellate court ruled California’s controversial Proposition 8, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.“Today’s 9th Circuit Court decision is not just a victory for gay and lesbian couples in California – it is a victory for all Americans who believe that the ‘liberty and justice for all’ in the pledge we teach our children really means ALL,” according to an email statement from the Rev. Canon Susan Russell, a former president of Integrity USA, a group that works for full inclusion of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people in the Episcopal Church.“It is also a victory over those who erroneously believe that the freedom of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment gives them freedom to write their theology on marriage — or anything else — into our Constitution,” added Russell.She is a senior associate rector at All Saints Church in Pasadena, which on Jan. 28 celebrated its 20th anniversary of blessings same gender couples. The Rev. Canon George Regas in Jan. 1992 performed the “first known public blessing” of a same gender couple.Shortly after California voters approved Proposition 8 by 52 percent in Nov. 2008, the Pasadena church announced that its clergy would no longer sign civil marriage certificates for any couples until the right to civil marriage is available to all couples.“Since 1888 the Supreme Court has ruled 14 times that marriage is a basic civil right, but again and again it has been denied to loving, faithful gay or lesbian couples,” said the Rev. Dr. Caroline Hall, president of Integrity USA. “We can rejoice that in California, our right to equal treatment under the law has been upheld and our marriages are once again recognized. This will be an encouragement to all those fighting this battle in their own states.”She and other Integrity leaders called upon the six Episcopal dioceses in California “to extend a generous pastoral response to lesbian and gay couples so that our legal rights can be celebrated in our churches and our marriages blessed by the church in the same manner afforded to our straight friends and family. This is an enormously important symbol of the Episcopal Church’s true willingness to welcome all people even those of us who are LGBT and to extend all the sacraments to all the baptized. We hope that California citizens will soon be able to marry the person they love.”“While this is a huge victory in the battle for marriage equality, this fight is far from over,” continued the Integrity statement. “Same-sex married couples still face federal discrimination against their marriages because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Integrity vows to continue to fight for marriage equality both within and outside of the church. We will not stop until we can claim the promise that all really means ALL.”“I was overjoyed when I heard that the right to marriage equality has been upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,” wrote the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles, in a statement to ENS. “The Constitution of the United States allows for equal rights under the law, and the 14th Amendment guarantees that every human being, regardless of race, ethnicity or sexual orientation, is equally protected by the constitution of our land.”Saying that it is a “foregone conclusion” that opponents of gay marriage will appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, Bruno said he prayed for “swift action on the part of the Supreme Court that will strike down opposition to marriage equality.”“We all are truly created in the image of God; therefore, we should all be afforded the respect and dignity of that creation,” Bruno said. “I will pray that we soon will have regained the privilege and right of marriage equality for all people.”The Rt. Rev. Chester Talton, provisional bishop of San Joaquin (California), concurred. “I am pleased with the decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional,” he said.  “I believe that it was a divisive and discriminatory law which attempted to lessen the dignity of gay and lesbian people. I do not think that this decision lessens the significance of marriage for heterosexual people, but contributes to upholding the dignity and equality of all persons.”Supporters of Proposition 8 have already said that they intend to appeal the ruling. A stay halting same-sex marriages remains in place as the appeals process continues.According to a statement posted on the website of the Alliance Defense Fund, a conservative Christian legal foundation that backed Proposition 8, the group was not surprised that “this Hollywood-orchestrated attack on marriage — tried in San Francisco — turned out this way.”But the group said it was confident the Supreme Court would uphold “the expressed will of the American people.”Another Proposition 8 supporter, the Mormon Church, which played a significant role in passage of the measure, issued a statement saying that the church “regrets today’s decision.“California voters have twice determined in a general election that marriage should be recognized as only between a man and a woman,” according to spokesman Scott Trotter in a statement on the church website. “We have always had that view. Courts should not alter that definition, especially when the people of California have spoken so clearly on the subject.“Millions of voters in California sent a message that traditional marriage is crucial to society. They expressed their desire, through the democratic process, to keep traditional marriage as the bedrock of society, as it has been for generations.“We recognize that this decision represents a continuation of what has been a vigorous public debate over the rights of the people to define and protect the fundamental institution of marriage. There is no doubt that today’s ruling will intensify the debate in this country. We urge people on all sides of this issue to act in a spirit of mutual respect and civility toward those with a different opinion.”Similarly, the Catholic Church issued a statement “denouncing” the ruling.“Today’s court ruling is a grave injustice, ignoring the reality that marriage is the union of one man and one woman,” according to Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. conference of Catholic Bishops.“The Constitution of the United States most assuredly does not forbid the protection of the perennial meaning of marriage, one of the cornerstones of society. The people of California deserve better. Our nation deserves better. Marriage deserves better.”The court’s ruling comes as the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be asked to consider approval of a three-year trial use of blessings of same gender relationships during its 77th triennial gathering July 5-12 in Indianapolis.The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has made resources available in English and Spanish in preparation for the meeting.At its 2009 gathering in Anaheim the 76th General Convention approved Resolution C056 which says that bishops, “particularly those in dioceses within civil jurisdictions where same-gender marriage, civil unions, or domestic partnerships are legal, may provide a generous pastoral response to meet the needs of members of this church.”The Feb. 7 ruling was only the latest round in the checkered battle for marriage equality in the state.In 2000, state voters passed Proposition 22, which restricted marriage to a man and a woman, but the measure was ruled unconstitutional by the California Supreme Court eight years later.The state began granting marriage licenses on June 16, 2008 but halted the practice on Nov. 5 with the passage of Proposition 8. In the meantime, an estimated 18,000 same-gender couples wed and remain legally married.In Aug. 2010 federal judge Vaughn Walker declared the ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, but critics have said he should have disclosed that he is gay and in a longtime relationship with a man prior to issuing his ruling. Supporters of Proposition 8 say he should have been disqualified from the case, but the now-retired Walker’s successor as chief judge, James Ware, ruled in June that Walker had no duty to disclose details of his private life, and found no evidence that he had been biased.—The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. Comments are closed. Marriage Equality, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET February 8, 2012 at 2:45 am Thanks for this news coverage. One wishes, however, that the first three words of the article had been “Marriage equality supporters” and not “Gay marriage supporters.” This decision is one in a series that relate to equality in marriage and I believe it is continuous and congruent with the landmark Loving v. Virginia case in which SCOTUS struck down marriage inequality based solely upon the race of a couple. It is also continuous and congruent with the SCOTUS decision in Romer v. Evans related to equal rights without regard to sexual orientation. As to the comment of Joseph F. Foster regarding Bp. Bruno’s reference to the 14th “Ammendment” [sic], that amendment does not include the words “race” or “creed” either but is interpreted to protect against discrimination based upon race and / or creed, among other protected categories. The US Constitution, contrary to those who hold an “originalist” / “textualist” interpretation is not a Zombie document, not a “living dead” document. Rather, it is a living document, continuously subject to fresh insight and interpretation (as is Holy Scripture), seeking not to devour the brain of one seeking its understanding, but rather linking to the informed reason of such brain to enhance liberty and equality, bringing both to greater abundance and wider scope. There will always be argument about that process and its results; neither Ohio nor New Jersey ratified the 14th amendment until 2003 ! it was, nonetheless, binding upon them. Personally, having conferred with some ‘legal beagle’ friends on the matter, I expect SCOTUS to do an end run around the Prop 8 matter when it comes to them, as it surely will, by deciding that problems exist related to “standing” in the case and return it to lower courts. And should SCOTUS declare that marriage is strictly a ‘states rights’ matter and not subject to federal regulation, that will concomitantly overthrow DOMA and likely via the ‘full faith and credit” clause of Article IV, Sec. 1, have additional consequence on interstate recognition of marriage equality. The struggle continues. 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 By Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 7, 2012 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments (10) Larenzo Baupilini says: Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Father Ron Smith says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA The Reverend Canon Susan Russell says: Rector Martinsville, VA Julian Malakar says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group February 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm 1. It was a three judge panel, not the full 9th Circuit. And one of the two judges making the majority I understand leads the Court of Appeals in decisions overturned, as does the Ninth Circuit generally.2. Contrary to what you quote + Los Angeles as saying, the 14th Ammendment says nothing whatever about “sexual orientation”. Or disorientation. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA February 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm Father Ron Smith,Are those of us who oppose polygamy and incest also bigots? Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 February 8, 2012 at 8:40 am Matthew 7:13 Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that LEADS to DESTRUCTION, and those who enter by it are MANY. For the gate is NARROW and the way HARD that leads to LIFE, and those who find it are FEW.(ESV) The GOSPEL is clear………………….. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC February 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm Congratulation to winning party in court ruling! Constitution is guideline for living together peacefully with dignity in a certain geographical area irrespective of color, creed, and ethnicity as well as in worldly term sexual orientation; and the Bible is the spiritual guideline living holistically to attain God’s grace for eternal life. It is true that the Bible does not endorse homosexuality to its entirety neither It accepts extra marital sex. Denying the Bible as a Christian is like denying constitution in a county. God’s verdict in Judgment Day is the ultimate ruling all Christian should wait for. Same-Sex Marriage Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska February 8, 2012 at 12:39 am Thanks for covering the story. Since we’re citing scripture, my contribution is John 8:32 — “the truth will set you free” — and the truth today’s 9th Circuit Court decision told was that “”Prop 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples.” Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest James Pirrung says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

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Rob Wright among Georgia’s ‘100 Most Influential’

first_img By Don Plummer Posted Jan 27, 2015 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Tags 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Mary Margaret Oliver of Decatur and Speaker of the House of Representatives David Ralston in February 2013 on the occasion of Wright’s speaking to the House. Photo: Don Plummer[Diocese of Atlanta] Those recognized as Georgia’s 100 most influential people recognized Jan. 27 at a luncheon given by Georgia Trend magazine included Bishop Rob Wright.Georgia Trend included Bishop Wright in the listing with the state’s U.S. senators, the chancellor of the university system and business leaders for “wading into the gun debate, urging its defeat and then the veto of HB60, the concealed carry law,” and, when the bill passed, for banning guns in Episcopal churches in Middle and North Georgia. He was also noted for his support of blessing same-sex relationships.Bishop Wright’s  inclusion was also notable for being the only clergy member on the 2015 list.Bishop Wright’s wife, Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright, accepted the honor at an Atlanta luncheon. The bishop, who was at the Harvard Kennedy School at a course on Leadership for the 21st Century, issued a statement on being included in the Georgia Trend listing.“Thank you for this unexpected recognition. I am honored to be included among Georgia’s most influential men and women. I am particularly pleased that Georgia Trend magazine included someone from the faith community. And so I accept this honor in the name of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and every person of good faith throughout our state.  It is my faith that puts me alongside of Georgians of all kinds to achieve a more educated, less violent, more understanding Georgia, which I pray one day soon will be free from the scourge and shame of capital punishment. Again, thank you.”Ben Young, associate publisher of Georgia Trend, said Bishop Wright was selected because of the impact of his actions.“We research news stories and identify people who are making a difference,”  Young said in an interview prior to today’s event. “We chose (Bishop) Wright because his activities on health care and the gun issue were getting noticed.” New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rob Wright among Georgia’s ‘100 Most Influential’ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

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Legacy10 creates award for excellence in legacy fundraising

first_img  54 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Legacy10, the charity that encourages legacy giving in the UK, is to recognise excellence and innovation in legacy fundraising with a new award. The Legacy10 Award for Excellence will recognise @those who have contributed to legacy giving in the UK through innovation and delivery”.It is open to all legacy fundraisers who work for a registered UK charity and who have “implemented innovative solutions to improve the ability of their charity to develop a sustainable source of future income by increasing legacy giving”.The winner of the Legacy10 Award for Excellence will receive £5,000, with a futher £5,000 being awarded to their charity.Roland Rudd, founder and Chair of Legacy10, said: “We’re looking to find the people who are making a real difference and ensure they become ambassadors to share best practice in the sector. Legacy fundraising is a skill so often overlooked but absolutely vital in the efforts to ensure that our charities are sustainably funded in the long-term.”Applications close at 5pm on 7 October 2013. 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. Legacy10 creates award for excellence in legacy fundraisingcenter_img Howard Lake | 12 September 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

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ActionPoint award for UL student’s license plate recognition system

first_imgLinkedin Some of the projects that were judged in the ActionPoint competition Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live UNIVERSITY of Limerick computer systems student Jonathan Lloyd has claimed first prize in the ActionPoint excellence in commerciality and innovation award for his final year project on license plate recognition.Now in its fourth year, the award recognises the best projects from 4th year students of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) degrees at UL.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Jonathan’s ‘License Plate Recognition’ system was commended by ActionPoint’s judges because of its “clean architecture and functionality”.The judging panel also commented on the “efficiency gains” that this system can offer over existing technology. Mallow Native Keith O’Brien claimed second prize for his Intelligent ‘Horse Racing Predictor’ system.ActionPoint was founded in 2005 by UL CSIS graduates John Savage and David Jeffreys, who were both awarded the prestigious UL Alumni award in Autumn of last year.John Savage said that the ActionPoint founders have “very close ties to the University, as graduates ourselves, and of course, we are located on campus, only a stones-throw away from the CSIS building. Over the past decade we’ve grown to almost 100 employees, many of whom are UL graduates. We’re very happy to help engage and support engineers of the future through our FYP competition.”The competition has long been a source of high quality graduate placements for ActionPoint, which provides IT services and custom software to key companies across multiple sectors, including the likes of Chill Insurance, Munster Rugby, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. ActionPoint delivered the online passport renewal project for the Department last year, with the (then) Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan calling it “one of the most significant innovations in customer service for the past 15 years”.ActionPoint currently employs close to 100 people at it’s Limerick HQ, and has offices in the UK, Europe and the US. ActionPoint is a Microsoft Gold Partner, Dell Country Partner of the Year 2014 and 2016 and has won the Deloitte Fast 50 award for the past four years in a row. ActionPoint were also awarded Deloitte Best Managed company status for the second year running.See more Limerick news here RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live BusinessNewsEducationLimerickActionPoint award for UL student’s license plate recognition systemBy Staff Reporter – April 10, 2018 2098 Previous articleOh Mein Gott!Next articleFirearm seized at Limerick train station Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Print TAGSActionPointFYPlimerickULUniversity of Limerick WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Access to Mortgage Credit May Suffer

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Access to Mortgage Credit May Suffer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Access to Mortgage Credit May Suffer 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. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Ben Carson Commends Investigation Into Landlord Sexual Harassment Complaints Next: FEMA Delivers Update on NFIP Progress Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Redfin reveals that while nearly half of all Americans purchased homes last year with down payments of less 20%, tightened lending standards could provide roadblocks to homeownership. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index fell 16% in March to its lowest level in five years, with Redfin saying banks are growing wary of borrowers requesting delayed payments in forbearance programs. As estimated 25% of the loans written by Redfin last quarter may not have been possible to originate under new standards. “Thousands of Americans who were priced out of the housing market due to the affordability crisis of the past decade might finally see homeownership as within reach, especially given historically-low mortgage rates. But unfortunately, they are now faced with another roadblock and may not be able to get a loan,” Redfin Senior Economist Sheharyar Bokhari said. “Home equity is the primary way for Americans to build wealth. It’s important that policymakers address this tightening of credit, as it has raised the barrier to homeownership.”The report adds that banks have begun to steer away from jumbo loans, which are used for more expensive homes. Average borrowers, however, are also being squeezed. JPMorgan Chase raised its credit score minimum to 700 and began requiring applicants to have enough savings for a 20% down payment. Wells Fargo is also shying away from riskier loans for borrowers who are unable to provide down payments of 20% and increased its FICO-score requirement to 680.“As unemployment continues to skyrocket and more homeowners default on their mortgages, other banks may follow suit,” Redfin said. Virginia Beach, Virginia, was the highest among the 50 metros studied with 70% of home sales being financed with a down payment of less than 20%. This is mostly due to the region being home to a large military population, many of whom take out VA loans that don’t require down payments. Camden, New Jersey, came in at second at 58.5%. “It’s not just Americans in relatively affordable areas like Virginia Beach who are bearing the brunt of tighter lending standards,” Bokhari said. “Buyers at both the low and high ends of the market seem to be having the most trouble getting loans right now, leaving the middle of the market relatively unscathed.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-04-30 Mike Albanese April 30, 2020 1,279 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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JCA membership drive brings in support for arts

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder By all accounts, the Season Membership and Kick-Off Party at The Studio Thursday night was a smashing success. The event was a first-time membership event for the Johnson Center for the Arts.Wiley White, JCA exhibition coordinator, said the Johnson Center is a non-profit organization and must depend on grants, donations and memberships to remain admission free.“We were excited by the tremendous response to the Season Membership and Kick-Off party,” White said. “We had a good crowd early and late. Johnny Barron and his band are always fantastic; Velma never fails to pleases with the food and we can’t say ‘thank you’ enough to our sponsors, Premier Dodge, Ram and the Troy Rotary Club.” The Johnson Center for the Arts is an outstanding visual arts gallery and much more.“We are a complete arts center,” White said. “The Johnson Center is the premier art gallery in this area. In addition to the visual arts, we have music, dance and theater programs and offer art, music and drama classes for young people at affordable fees.  Our fundraisers help make it possible to continue to offer outstanding arts events, provide quality entertainment and lots of fun.”The next big event for the Johnson Center is Christmas at the Center on December 12 at the JCA and The Studio. Christmas at the Center is the JCA’s largest annual fundraiser.Jennifer Senn, co-chair of the event, said Christmas at the Center features a seated dinner, entertainment, dancing and silent and live auctions. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits JCA membership drive brings in support for arts Book Nook to reopencenter_img Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 9:43 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019 “The silent auction will be at the JCA that is beautifully decorated for Christmas,” Senn said. “The center’s nine large Christmas trees, one nearly 20 feet tall, are decorated with ornaments handmade by students in both the county and city schools.”There will be a large number of items of note in the silent auction at the JCA. The live auction at The Studio will feature items including original artwork, beach and mountain rentals and parties. The bidding will be highly competitive but neighbor friendly, Senn said.Multi-level JCA memberships are available throughout the year, individuals through corporate. The benefits of membership increase with the level.For more information or to become Johnson Center  member, visit the JCA at 300 East Walnut Street in downtown Troy or call 334-867-0000.An artists’ reception will be held at the JCA for exhibiting artists Beverly West Leach and Russell Everett from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday. The artists will also give art talks about their work. The public is invited. You Might Like Troy lowers minimum age for utility accounts to 18 Troy residents can now apply for a utility account as soon as 18 years old after a unanimous decision of… read more Next UpWhite said many new members joined the ranks of those who have been members from opening day.“We have a dedicate core membership and a large number of longtime and more recent members who are just as dedicated,” White said. “And, it is very encouraging to have so many young adult members. These younger members offer sustainability to our membership and, therefore, to the future of the Johnson Center.”White expressed appreciation to all who contributed to the success of the membership drive and encourages those who are not members to consider all the Johnson Center has to offer individuals, families and the extended  community. Print Article Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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Coronavirus updates: Florida reports 4th day of record deaths

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and ELLA TORRES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 673,000 people worldwide.Over 17.3 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with nearly 4.5 million diagnosed cases and at least 152,075 deaths.Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. 10:36 a.m.: Florida reports 4th day of record deaths, DeSantis announces new initiative to fight COVIDThe Florida Department of Health recorded 257 deaths in the last 24 hours, marking a new, grim record for the state for the fourth day in a row.There are now 6,966 total deaths and the number of confirmed cases has reached 470,386, with an increase of 9,007 in the last 24 hours, according to the health agency.The rise in deaths and cases comes on the same day that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a new initiative to stop the virus’s spread.DeSantis’ initiative — called One Goal One Florida — encourages the public to follow four guidelines: Protect the vulnerable, practice proper hygiene, practice social distancing and wear a mask if in close contact with another person.“COVID-19 has been a significant challenge for all Floridians but I’m 100% confident we can, and will, overcome this challenge,” DeSantis said in a statement. “To that end, I’m asking all Floridians to join me in this important effort.”DeSantis has previously encouraged people to wear masks when they cannot maintain social distancing; however, the initiative is believed to be the first formal plan put forth by the state.10:13 a.m.: Cardinals v. Brewers game postponedThe St. Louis Cardinals have postponed their game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday after two positive coronavirus tests were reported within the Cardinals organization.The league said the game has been rescheduled as part of a traditional doubleheader on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 1:10 p.m. (CT).The two teams were expected to play Friday in Milwaukee at 2:10 p.m. local time.Six of the Major League Baseball’s 30 teams will not be playing Friday because of coronavirus cases. That is 20% of the league.7:25 a.m.: 45 fraternity members at University of Southern California test positiveAt least 45 fraternity members at the University of Southern California have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed the cases while investigating a coronavirus outbreak at three fraternities associated with the private university in Los Angeles. The names of the fraternities involved were not released.“The outbreak may be linked to a large social gathering on July 4,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a statement Thursday night. “As a reminder, gatherings of people from different households are prohibited under the Health Officer Order in place. These are high-risk situations where COVID-19 can spread quickly to many people. Those people, even if they are asymptomatic, can then spread it to their household, which may include someone who becomes seriously ill or who may die.”ABC News has reached out to the University of Southern California for comment.6:32 a.m.: Hong Kong government delays elections, citing coronavirusHong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Friday that the highly anticipated legislative elections planned for September have been postponed, citing the coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.Lam told a press conference that her government has China’s support in making the decision to delay local elections — a move that will surely infuriate pro-democracy lawmakers and supporters.Hong Kong has seen a spike in coronavirus infections in recent weeks. The total number of diagnosed cases stands at 3,273, including at least 27 deaths, according to the latest data from Hong Kong’s Department of Health.6:14 a.m.: Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify on Capitol HillDr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation’s top medical experts on the coronavirus pandemic, is set to testify Friday on Capitol Hill.Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and a key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, last testified before Congress on June 30. His latest appearance comes amid rising COVID-19 cases across the United States and mounting scrutiny into his strained relationship with President Donald Trump.Fauci will be joined during a hybrid in-person/remote hearing by two other leading officials from the task force: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s director, Dr. Robert Redfield, and the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, Adm. Brett Giroir.5:39 a.m.: South Africa reports more than 11,000 new cases overnightSouth Africa’s health ministry said there were 11,046 new cases of COVID-19 reported across the country on Thursday.That brings the national total to 482,169, including 7,812 deaths, according to data released early Friday morning by the South Africa’s National Department of Health.The latest daily caseload is just under the country’s record set on July 9, when nearly 13,500 new cases were identified in a 24-hour reporting period.South Africa has the fifth-highest number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the world, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. The country also accounts for well over half the total number of cases in Africa.4:27 a.m.: US records over 67,000 new cases in a single dayMore than 67,600 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States on Thursday, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily caseload is under the country’s record set on July 16, when more than 77,000 new cases were identified in a 24-hour reporting period.A total of 4,494,601 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 152,055 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July.Many states have seen a rise in infections in recent weeks, with some — including Arizona, California and Florida — reporting daily records.  Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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