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. See all posts by Manika Premsingh The Lloyds Bank share price continues to crash! Is it a bargain buy for me now? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares When I last wrote about FTSE 100 giant Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY), its share price had crashed to the lowest levels since 2012. It has recovered somewhat since. At the last close, it was up by 15% from the sub-30 low seen recently. But the broader picture for LLOY remains unchanged. Its price is still weakening on average. So far in April, its share price is down by 21% compared to last month. This is after it already fell 31% in March. Incoming data is discouragingThis may well continue. According to Lloyds Bank’s own research on its customers’ behaviour from a few days ago, there’s been a sharp drop in some segments of consumer spending since mid-March. Fuel and commuting spending are down most sharply, since people are staying at home. Food spending is still growing at a healthy rate.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…While this can prop up overall consumer spending for the time being, I’d expect a sharp decline over time, based on other incoming trends. According to a Financial Times report, UK’s consumer confidence index, as compiled by research provider GfK, is down to levels last seen in 2008. A lack of confidence indicates that consumers may well curb expenses going forward. Consumption spends account for a bulk of the UK economy. If they are affected in a big way, I’d say it’s bad news for banks. The banking business is such that it’s expected to slow down during cyclical recessions. But the recession that’s now due is a far cry from such cycles. This is an event-driven situation, not a recession that follows a boom. In fact, before the coronavirus struck, the UK economy had already been through a few years of economic uncertainty, not a boom. The silver lining for Lloyds BankAs difficult as the current situation is, there’s a silver lining. Unlike the recession that had its roots in the financial crisis of 2008, this one hasn’t originated in the same sector. There’s no doubt that banks will be negatively impacted, but they are not in the eye of the storm. If the economy manages to turn around swiftly after the crisis, the pain could still be short-lived. For a long-term investor, Lloyds Bank could be a real bargain with its share price at current levels. Its price is still quite low, and if the slow-down can be overcome relatively fast the bank can stand to gain. But that’s a big if.I’d much rather invest based on facts or at least reasonable possibilities. We won’t know for sure how long it will take to overcome the crisis and the recession it created. What we do know is that some sectors are more likely to suffer than others. And banking happens to be one of them.Till the road ahead is a bit clearer, I’d like to maintain my uninvested position in Lloyds Bank. 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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Photo: Reuters[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church has begun investing in gun manufacturers as part of a policy approved in 2018 by General Convention that was intended to give the church a seat at the table in gun safety discussions with the companies.The church’s Executive Council oversees such advocacy through its Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility, led by Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas Fisher. As a shareholder, the church ultimately will have the ability to propose shareholder resolutions with the three publicly traded companies: Sturm Ruger (70 shares); American Outdoor Brands, which owns Smith & Wesson (300 shares); and Olin Corporation, owner of Winchester Ammunition (160 shares).Shareholder resolutions sometimes gain momentum over time with company leaders, Fisher told Episcopal News Service, so “even if you don’t get up to 50% [of the vote], leadership takes notice.”He and other church leaders are highlighting a document known as the Mosbacher-Bennett Principles for Investors in the Gun Industry, which was developed by the anti-gun violence group Do Not Stand Idly By. The document recommends pressuring gun manufacturers to ensure responsible gun sales, improve gun safety, support crime-reduction activities and minimize the secondary gun market.Just $2,000 of stock is required to be eligible to submit shareholder resolutions. The church, which bought the shares in November and December – the shares in the three companies are now worth about $10,000 – must wait a year from purchase until it is eligible to submit a shareholder resolution, under federal regulations. Shareholder resolutions submitted by the church first would need to be reviewed by Executive Council. None has yet been drafted.“There’s no intention of trying to disrupt business or bankrupt the gun manufacturers or do anything nefarious along those lines,” said Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, a convener of Bishops United Against Gun Violence. Rather, he compared the push for gun safety to the shareholder advocacy in the 1960s that pressured automakers to make seat belts standard in all vehicles.“We believe that firearms manufacturers can do more technologically to produce safer guns,” Douglas said in an interview with ENS. Universal background checks for purchases, smaller magazines, and fingerprint verification are among the reforms advocated by Bishops United – “the kind of legislation that the vast majority of Americans support,” Douglas said.Legislative victories, however, have been rare in recent years despite the growing alarm nationally over gun violence, particularly mass shootings at churches, schools and other public spaces. That is one reason The Episcopal Church is also stepping up its direct appeals to companies, said Fisher, who is one of the 80 or so Episcopal bishops in the Bishops United network.Episcopalians join an interfaith group of demonstrators outside a Smith & Wesson facility in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 14, 2018. Photo: Victoria Ix/Diocese of Western MassachusettsFisher said he has participated in rallies outside a Smith & Wesson plant in Springfield, Massachusetts, where young people tried to present a letter to the company but were turned away. His diocese purchased shares in American Outdoor Brands to give Episcopalians and those young allies greater leverage in getting their message heard.“We’re trying to open the door that young people have been knocking on,” he said, alluding to youth-led March for Our Lives movement that formed in the wake of last year’s school massacre in Parkland, Florida.Fisher can understand the concerns of Episcopalians who may bristle at the thought of the church owning stock in the companies that make the weapons used in mass shootings.“On the other hand, how are we going to have an impact on the public health crisis of gun violence?” he said.Douglas added that the church and other investors have a relatively low threshold of shares needed to put forward a shareholder resolution.“The profit is minuscule compared to the voice that it purchases,” he said, and even a small profit, if desired, could be applied to anti-violence work instead of the church’s bottom line.The Episcopal Church was a party to a significant victory in shareholder advocacy on gun safety in 2018 when Dick’s Sporting Goods announced it would stop selling assault-style rifles and wouldn’t sell other guns to anyone under 21. The company did not attribute the decision to the pressure applied by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical partners, but Dick’s had been a recent target for such advocacy.The church and its allies coordinate some of their shareholder advocacy through the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, of which The Episcopal Church is a member, and the center has warned that proposed changes in federal regulations could harm shareholder rights. One proposal is to require shareholders to own at least 1% of company stock to submit a resolution, putting that avenue out of reach for all but the largest investors. Another proposal would make it more difficult to reintroduce resolutions that receive some support but fail to pass.“That would be a crushing blow to socially responsible investing,” Fisher said.His committee also is considering ways of expanding its advocacy on gun safety issues beyond gun manufacturers to possibly include other companies whose business overlaps with the gun industry. Banks are one example, Fisher said, and he pointed to a report by the group Guns Down America that graded some of the country’s largest banks, including on their investments with gun manufacturers.Another member of the Bishops United network, retired Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith, has followed up on that report by flagging its findings for several dioceses that have accounts with the banks. The information may provide an opening for diocesan leaders to discuss gun safety issues with bank officials, Beckwith said.For now, Beckwith told ENS, this is a “low-key” tactic based in the hope that conversations may lead to change.“This is not ‘Let’s all pull out of these banks, these offending banks,’” Beckwith said, “but rather let us engage in a conversation and work together on what we think are best practices.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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ArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/500337/ml-house-play-arquitetura Clipboard Projects 2011 Year: Photographs: Gabriel Castro / ReverboLandscape:Firmino FiuzaStructural Engineering:José Maria de AbreuExecution:Grimaldi EngenhariaArchitects In Charge:Marcelo Alvarenga & Juliana FigueiróCollaborator:Luciana GarciaCity:Belo HorizonteCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!SketchRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusText description provided by the architects. The project in question was the makeover of a house designed in the 1970s by architect Marcos de Vasconcellos, in Belo Horizonte’s Pampulha neighborhood.Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroUpon inheriting the house from her father in 2010, the new owner needed to make significant changes to meet her family’s needs – a couple with three children. The main requirement was the integration of the kitchen/dining room with the lounge, previously separated by the foyer. In addition to specific changes to the private quarters (bedrooms, bathrooms and den), the program also included the construction of two new home offices and a covered parking.Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroTo meet the new request, it was necessary to swap the area of the whole service quarters with the social accesses. The kitchen was relocated to where the foyer used to be, thus communicating with the lounge and the dining room. The covered parking was created from the demolition of the former laundry room. The home offices were built adjacently to the house gardens, where the steam room and shed used to be.Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroThe existing materials, brick and concrete, were kept and also used in the new extensions.Save this picture!Section BBProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitectural Photographers: José CamposInterviews”Death in Venice” to Showcase Architecture’s Relationship with MortalityArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/500337/ml-house-play-arquitetura Clipboard ML House / Play Arquitetura Save this picture!© Gabriel Castro+ 24 Share CopyHouses•Belo Horizonte, Brazil ML House / Play ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveML House / Play Arquitetura Architects: Play Arquitetura Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePlay ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBelo HorizonteBrazilPublished on April 28, 2014Cite: “ML House / Play Arquitetura” [Casa ML / Play Arquitetura] 28 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Reports May 10, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leading journalist’s car sabotaged four days after gruesome ‘narco-message’ News MexicoAmericas Follow the news on Mexico Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about gruesome threatening messages aimed at journalists and the fact that one of the latest messages, which are being blamed on drug traffickers, was followed four days later by an apparent attempt to kill a leading investigative journalist by sabotaging her car.On 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, the head of a corpse was left on a street in the eastern city of Veracruz along with the message: “Here is a gift for journalists, and other heads will fall, as Milo Vela well knows.” Vela is a columnist who writes for the Veracruz-based daily Notiver. Someone appears to have acted on the threats when freelance journalist and human rights activist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro’s car was sabotaged in Mexico City on 7 May.“These so-called ‘narco-messages’ to the press are extremely disturbing,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on the authorities to immediately ensure that both Lydia Cacho and Milo Vela are properly protected.”Cacho’s car was sabotaged although she was being escorted by three policemen because of the death threats she regularly receives. As she and her police bodyguards drove away from Mexico City’s airport after her arrival there on 7 May, the driver lost control and nearly crashed. Her bodyguards discovered that the nuts had been loosened on one of the wheels.“If the driver had not braked in time, the wheel would have come off and the car would have turned over,” Cacho said. “At first time I did not think it was very important, but then the policemen showed me the nuts… I have been advised to file a complaint at once because everything indicates it was a murder attempt.”Mexico continues to be the western hemisphere’s deadliest country for the press, with two journalists murdered since the start of the year and one missing. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further News May 5, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News
Previous articleBryde’s Limerick debut: Empowering lyrics & feral guitarNext articleVideo of llama in Limerick sparks outrage Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Twitter LimerickNewsCar thieves fishing for keys through letter boxesBy Staff Reporter – April 12, 2018 2136 TAGSAnnacottycar theftsCrime Prevention UnitHenry Street Garda StationlimerickSergeant Ber Leetch Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print MOTORISTS in Limerick are being warned to be vigilant about where they leave their car keys at night after a number of thefts recently highlighted the lengths thieves will go to.One of the latest incidents occurred in the Annacotty area when a man locked and secured his car outside his home before going to bed. His car keys were left in the hallway but the next day he discovered that his keys were missing and subsequently his car had been stolen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With no sign of a break-in to his home, it emerged that the keys had been fished out through the letter box using a fishing pole and hook.Sergeant Ber Leetch with the Crime Prevention unit of Henry Street said that this type of crime has been ongoing now for a while so the Garda advice here is to never leave your car keys in the hallway and should be kept out of sight or put in a drawer.“Another lady in the city centre left her car keys on the kitchen table while she ran upstairs. She thought that she heard a noise and when she came down her car keys were gone and the car too, it would appear that she had left her back door unlocked.The Garda advice is to always have your front and back doors locked, don’t give the thieves the opportunity to enter your home and take your property.See more Limerick news here Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago As the new year rolls in, DS News is taking a look back at some of the biggest market studies headlines and stories of 2014:1. Freddie Mac Predicts Biggest Year for Home Sales Since ’07 – Freddie Mac predicted that 2015 will see the highest level of home sales in the U.S. since 2007 in its December 2014 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook.2. Millennials Expected to Power Housing Market in 2015 – The year 2015 is gearing up to be a stronger, more expensive housing market powered for the first time by new millennial buyers, according to the Realtor.com 2015 Housing Forecast.3. Survey: Many Still Believe Housing Recovery Still Three to Five Years Away – Nearly a third of panelists took a more optimistic view, predicting the market will stabilize one to two years from now, while one in five responded that housing has either already returned to normal or will within the next 12 months.4. Report: Housing in U.S. Not Set Up to Handle Aging Population – The U.S. is not prepared to accommodate its aging population where housing needs are concerned, according to a report released by Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and AARP Foundation.5. Survey: Americans Say Student Loan Debt Burden Delays Homeownership – A survey commissioned by NeighborWorks America, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit community development corporation, revealed that nearly one out of four Americans knows someone who has delayed buying a home because of student loan debt. Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Share Save Home / Featured / Year In Review: Market Studies News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2014-12-26 Brian Honea Year In Review: Market Studies News Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 12/26/2014 Next: Year In Review: Foreclosure News December 26, 2014 918 Views Subscribe
Twitter/@SCEMD(HORRY, S.C.) — Florence flooding is far from over. Ten days after the deadly hurricane hit, rivers are continuing to crest and some South Carolina residents are preparing to evacuate.In Horry County, South Carolina, flooding is expected to reach or exceed levels from Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Horry County police said Monday. The Waccamaw River in Horry County crested at a record level of 20.22 feet this weekend, more than 2 feet higher than during Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and more than 3 feet higher than it did two years ago for Matthew. Horry County officials anticipate about 21,000 people could be displaced by the flooding, county spokeswoman Kelly Moore told ABC News Sunday.Evacuations aren’t mandatory but shelters are available for those who choose to leave, according to police. “Our officers are out across the county, checking roadways for flooding and educating communities that may be at risk,” the Horry County Police Department said Monday. “If you feel that you may be in danger, do not wait too late to evacuate. But, if you do, we’ll do our best to rescue you, even when it means putting our own lives at risk.” Flooding is also threatening Georgetown County, South Carolina.Roads may be impassable in Horry and Georgetown counties this week, with over 150 roads already closed across the state, South Carolina Emergency Management Division said Monday. Additional law enforcement resources have been sent to both counties, the emergency management division said.“Be prepared to leave your home if told to do so by local public safety officials, but you do not need to wait to be told to evacuate if you feel unsafe,” the emergency management division said Monday.South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tweeted Saturday, “Every asset in the state is being directed towards this region as they are bracing for and experiencing historic flooding.” At least 43 people, including several young children, have died from Florence, which brought unprecedented rainfall and flooding to North and South Carolina when it hit Sept. 14.“We have never seen one like this,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said last week. “This one has been epic, it has been disastrous and it has been widespread.”President Donald Trump visited the devastated region last week, calling Florence “one of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to hit our country.”As the states look toward recovery, Trump pledged that the federal government will “do whatever we have to do to make this perfect.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.