See all posts by Roland Head Roland Head | Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 | More on: ICP LGEN POLY Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. A month ago, the FTSE 100 fell below 5,000 for the first time since the financial crisis. The index is now up by about 15% from its March low, but a number of its stocks have printed much bigger gains.The three top-performing FTSE 100 stocks over the last month have each risen by more than 40%. But, as I’ll explain, I’d only buy one of these shares today.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…Gold starShares of gold miner Polymetal International (LSE: POLY) are up by 44% since the 23 March. This stock has now doubled in 12 months, making it the best performer in the lead index over the last year.It’s not hard to see why Polymetal is doing so well — the gold price has risen by more than 30% over the last year. This helped to power a 36% rise in the group’s profits, which rose to $483m last year.I think Polymetal International is a good company, with fairly low costs and decent mines. But the firm’s shares are now priced to reflect an expected 54% increase in earnings this year.If the price of gold stays high, this forecast looks reasonable to me. However, there’s no guarantee gold will continue to rise. In my view, any weakness in the price of the yellow metal could cause a sharp sell-off in Polymetal shares.Although I’d quite like to own this company, I don’t think now’s the best time to buy.You may have missed this 45% riserThe top-performing FTSE 100 stock over the last month is specialist asset manager Intermediate Capital Group (LSE: ICP). The ICG share price has risen by 45% since the market bottomed on 23 March. However, the firm’s shares are still down by 40% this year.These huge swings suggest to me the market is unsure about the outlook for this business. I can see why. Intermediate Capital specialises in so-called private debt. The company raises money from investors, which it lends to small- and medium-sized companies.At the end of December, ICG had a total of €42.6bn under management. However, the Covid-19 pandemic could cause a big increase in corporate bad debts. If this happens, Intermediate Capital could be forced to write down the value of its loans.It’s too soon in this crisis to know how bad any loan losses might be. But I’d note that Intermediate Capital’s share price fell by more than 80% in the last financial crisis. In my view, it’s probably too soon to be buying these shares.I’d buy this FTSE 100 stock todayOne FTSE 100 financial stock I would buy today is Legal & General Group (LSE: LGEN). Although this insurance and asset management giant could face losses on some of its investments as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, I feel L&G’s long-term focus, size and diversity make it a fairly safe investment.At the end of December, Legal & General had £1.2trn of assets under management. The group is the largest manager of corporate pension schemes in the UK and is also one of our biggest life insurers.Recent years have seen the group deliver consistently strong cash generation and, unlike some rivals, L&G intends to pay a final dividend for 2019.At current levels this FTSE 100 stock trades on six times forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 9%. I think that’s too cheap and rate Legal & General as a long-term buy. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images These FTSE 100 stocks are up 40% since the market bottom. 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Enter Your Email Address Unilever shares: Is the stock a bargain? Management at Unilever (LSE: ULVR) is simplifying the company’s legal structure to make mergers and acquisitions easier. As a result, the firm will no longer be a part of a leading European stock index, the Euro Stoxx 50 benchmark. Although leaving the index could cause some selling, Unilever shares are nevertheless up year-to-date. Given the stock’s performance in 2020, is ULVR still a bargain? Here’s what I think. 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…Earnings estimatesBased on earnings estimates, I don’t think Unilever shares are a huge bargain at current prices. The world economy is expected to rebound rather strongly next year. However, things might not improve that much for Unilever in 2021. For full-year 2021, for instance, analysts expect the company’s underlying earnings per share to increase just 3.4% to €2.59. Given the company’s current stock price, ULVR trades for around 20 times 2021 earnings, which is about the same as fellow leading consumer staple company, Reckitt Benckiser.Unilever shares: ‘defensive’ qualitiesAlthough other stocks probably have more upside, I nevertheless think Unilever shares are still a good deal given the company’s qualities. To me, Unilever’s key quality is being a defensive stock that won’t fall as much in a recession as many other stocks. I view ULVR as a defensive stock because the company has a collection of leading brands. According to a presentation in June, the company has 14 of the world’s top 50 global consumer brands, including Dove and Lipton. Given its leading brands, the consumer staple has substantial customer loyalty. This keeps its products moving in good times and bad. Because Unilever’s products also don’t cost that much, demand for the company’s products is pretty steady in tough times in my view. The brand loyalty and relative inelasticity makes Unilever’s potential earnings more durable to me.I also view ULVR as a defensive stock because the company has a strong balance sheet. That has allowed it to navigate the recent macroeconomic winds with ease so far. The company has a low gearing ratio, an A1/A+ credit rating, and around €11bn in cash and undrawn facilities. With its strong balance sheet, I believe management has plenty of financial resources for M&A, which could help the company grow earnings in the future. In terms of performance as a defensive, I reckon ULVR has lived up to its role this year. Year-to-date, Unilever shares are actually up while the FTSE 100 is down around 16%. 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Major teams: West of ScotlandCountry: Scotland Test span: 1967-78Test caps: 50 (49 starts)Test points: 3 (1T) Sandy Carmichael was the personification of stern-faced resistance to the established southern hemisphere stronghold of world rugby in the early 1970s, when British and Irish forward play reached its high-water mark.Although missing out on Lions Test selection, the Scottish tighthead was the common denominator of their back-to-back Seventies triumphs in New Zealand and South Africa, as well as the Baa-Baas’ memorable demolition of the All Blacks at Cardiff in 1973.Sporting talent was in Carmichael’s DNA. His grandfather played soccer for Scotland and, from his early years at Loretto School, Sandy displayed all-round sporting prowess. He was a skilful hockey player, possessed the strength and stamina to be a gifted athlete and transferred his games skills most effectively to the rugby field.Carmichael had the formative experience of playing on the loosehead in 1967-68 during his first full season in the Scottish front row. He equipped himself with such a deep understanding of body positions that he made scrummaging extremely difficult for his opponents when he switched to tighthead the following season.In addition, he was mobile in the loose – making two try-saving tackles in the 1969 win over France – and in club rugby had a penchant for pinching tries from the front of the lineout, a champion snapper-up of trifles. Scotland has rarely had a forward of such integrity, ability and sheer guts.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. TAGS: The Greatest Players Ever-present for Scotland between 1967 and 1977, the plant-hire boss went on to become the first Scot to win 50 caps and enjoyed his finest hour in 1973 when his disruption of the Welsh front row earned his country a victory that led to a share of the Five Nations title.He took success and disappointment in his stride. Regarded by many as a shoo-in for the Test tighthead spot with the 1971 Lions in New Zealand, a vicious attack in the last big provincial match before the series began, against Canterbury, left him with multiple cheekbone fractures that ended his tour. It was entirely in character that he took the unprovoked assault without any utterance of recrimination, and the Glaswegian – who has had six hip operations – remains equally tight-lipped today. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Jon Spangler says: Comments navigation Newer comments Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rev. Robert Hensley says: July 25, 2012 at 11:38 pm I don’t understand why being baptized first is seen as such an unfair or difficult prerequisite? It’s not a complicated service, and baptismal preparation is a good idea, not a waste of time. The most complicated part of it that I’ve heard about is finding a Sunday when the whole family from various distant places would be able to come.Is skipping baptism or making little of it by receiving communion a way of avoiding something important? Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (58) Marylin Day says: Ann-Marie Montague says: Rev. Dr. Winfred B. Vergara says: James Chapman says: July 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm “ready and desirous of being confirmed” indicates that a candidate has been prepared and is merely awaiting visitation of a Bishop of the church to be confirmed.“ready and desirous of being baptized” would indicate that a candidate has been prepared and is awaiting the sacrament of Holy Baptism – which any priest of the Church can administer at any service of the Eucharist.“Pastoral sensitivity” appears to be a cop-out on the process of preparing candidates to receive the Sacraments. The Rev. Lucretia Jevne says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bob Greiner says: July 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm Would somebody help me here? I have not found any reference to the disciples being baptized. August 15, 2012 at 11:37 am Ah, yes, changing the rules. I believe that Jesus tried his whole ministry to get the religious folk of his day and faith to change their rules and he was always met with resistance, particularly by the clergy of the day. I am 66 years old. I was raised a Southern Baptist (when that denomination was really “Baptist”). Because of that, I feel that I have a very good knowledge of the Scriptures. My dad was also a moderate Southern Baptist and he and my Mom taught me how to live into the knowledge of the Scriptures, that is “The Bible is about God and not about us” and “Jesus loves me, this I know.” That is how we are to live. Acknowledging these 2 statements show me all the time that the more I think I know about about faith and scripture, the less I really know. I came to the Episcopal Church in 1984. Ready to become totally invested in the Church. I had a friend who asked, “How can you baptize infants? They have no idea what is going on.” Another friend said, “However, we don’t know what the Holy Spirit is up to at the time of the child’s Baptism.” That, my friends put an end to that argument. Babies do not come of their own free will to be Baptized. We bring them and promise “as a church parish” to assist in raising this child in the faith.Scripture tells us that it is Jesus’ choice who enters the Kingdom. If we deny anyone coming to receive Jesus’ Communion, not ours, then we become a major stumbling block to the work of the Holy Spirit in that person’s life. So, again, we do not know what the Holy Spirit is up to when the Spirit tells an unbaptized person to go and receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Following is a very wise statement: “Let go and let God.” Wonder what would happen in the world if we Christians really did let go and let God?” Scary thought! But I bet it would be really exciting. Let’s stop being “stumbling blocks” in our own lives as well as others’. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm I do not seem to recall any baptized persons being present at the Last Supper! What did Jesus do? Are we not doing this in remembrance of him? I, too, have been the victim of the exclusionary practices of other denominations and caution our Church to err on the side of “welcome.” July 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm I wholeheartedly agree: if we want people to come join us on Sunday morning, we cannot turn them away summarily in our service booklets with a pronouncement that they cannot come to the altar for communion with us unless they have been baptized. Let God be the judge of who is worthy of communion with the Christ and his earthly body of disciples. July 26, 2012 at 7:39 am Nancy Roth’s comment on giving communion to a Jewish participant jogged a memory of a similar situation for me. When I spoke to my Jesuit spiritual director later and asked what should I have done, he said ” it was their supper first” Nice way to put it for a person who comes to the rail and is Jewish. I also do not go down the rail and ask “are you baptized” before I give the bread and wine. Should I be in a private pasdtoral situation I would simply ask to baptize them before taking communion with them which I always do at a bedside anyway… all it takes is water and the blessing. A bief explanation would be simple and appropriate. Baptism before communion is still church’s norm Convention debate shows practice doesn’t always follow canons Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET July 26, 2012 at 10:21 am Prior to Convention, I polled my local parish (St. Michael & All Angels, Seaford, NY) and the result is on the normative side. It is interesting however that the newer members tend to opt for “open communion.” Those who argued against open communion feel the need for parishes to develop a more thorough formation course that emphasizes baptism as pre-requisite for full ecclesial life. Featured Events July 25, 2012 at 8:59 pm The Episcopal Church should be ashamed of itself. The Body and Blood of Jesus is not its private property. It is His. The Rev. Canon Jack Belmont says: July 26, 2012 at 10:30 am BTW, to invite someone to “dinner” with the hopes they will convert strikes me as unhospitable and disingenuous at the least. You feed folks with God’s bounty because God feeds you with His bounty… Comments are closed. July 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm Thank you, thank you Rosemary and David. Well said. Communion can be and often is a wonderful door into a life in the community of faith. It is one of the great truths of our faith and the working of the spirit among us throughout history that loving practice is often many steps ahead of theology – thank God. We do not need to be afraid to share the love of God with everyone. July 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm There is a confusion here about “hospitality”, “pastoral sensitivity” and Christian identity. No one is ever turned away from the Communion rail. Baptism is the “ancient and normative” entry into the Christian life and community. The appeal to Wesley’s “converting ordinance” of early Methodism–that the receiving of Communion could become a converting experience–never meant that this should be ongoing. Once converted, the person was expected to receive baptism and become a member of the Christian community. Nor should there ever be pressure (social or otherwise) on non-Christians to receive Communion. What is lacking in our efforts at Christian formation is that Communion is the repeatable part of the baptismal rite. Rector Knoxville, TN David Yarbrough says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Marc Kivel says: Rector Tampa, FL July 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm However, there is no biblical evidence that the disciples were NOT baptized either. Scripture is clear that baptism was an expectation, not a suggestion. The scriptural evidence suggests that Jesus’ follows, including his disciples, were baptized just as St. Paul was following his conversion experience. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR michael horan says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI July 26, 2012 at 12:26 am Basically what I hear here is not a theological or pastoral discussion, but people not really willing to accept any authority other than their own opinions. The catholic side of our faith in essence conveys a stance of willingness to recognize that the God through the larger church may have some wisdom that I do not… in essence a touch of humility about one’s own position.The “I’m gonna keep doing what I want to do regardless” stance has a touch of pompousness to it that could use a step back. Other people than ourselves may actually know something. Louis Stanley Schoen says: David Justin Lynch says: (The Rev.) Robert F. Solon, Jr. says: 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 F. William Thewalt says: July 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm If we don’t offer Communion to all, what happens to our slogan, “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You”? Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC July 25, 2012 at 9:50 pm My observations – I have not been confirmed in the Episcopal Church nor do I plan to do so, however I have been attending, participating and praying with my Episcopal church family for over 10 years.Many years ago while attending a Catholic mass and, although I was not a baptized Catholic, I took communion anyway. I didn’t tell anyone, nor did they ask. This is between me and God! It is not something that needs to be “tallied on a score sheet.”I believe everyone should have the opportunity to come closer to Jesus and communion can encourage this closeness. Whether you are baptized or not; whether you are confirmed or not; whether you are gay or straight; black or white; etc. – all should be able to use the gifts God to learn more of our faith and be held in God’s caring love. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID July 26, 2012 at 10:28 am Perhaps we spend to much time on thinking about feeding each other rather than just doing it? Director of Music Morristown, NJ July 26, 2012 at 11:40 am So many thoughts swirl in me as I engage the canon and these comments.My basic stance is to allow all to come to the table. My deep question is what is the point of requiring baptism before communion. My very, very limited understanding includes the use of the rite in the earliest church — after three years or so of preparation — as a means of assuring that the candidate was not someone intent on harming the fledgling community in some way. A way to demonstrate commitment and conversion (or vice-versa). An antidote to fear. Is that what we’re still doing? An assurance of safety.What does someone think will happen if we were to open the meal to all and then continue to encourage commitment via baptism? What actually is the purpose/place of baptism? Are we still holding to the standard of baptism only being an action that proceeds “by water and in the name of the Trinity?” Conversion seems at the heart of the rite, however it is experienced or practiced.Some believe they have been baptized spiritually without benefit of water or words pronounced by another. They live a converted life of faith in the Risen Lord, a life that looks for all the world like adherence to our “baptismal covenant.” Conversion again. Hunger. Desire for communion. Any and all of those interior movements can proceed either baptism or confirmation or communion. Are we saying to that person, “Sorry. Your idea of baptism isn’t right and doesn’t match ours, therefore you cannot receive?” Granted, such a person can decide for herself if she “fits” or wants to receive. I’m converted/baptized daily — drawn to a deeper life with Christ and walk of faith.And the invitation that uses the phrasing “all baptized Christians” confuses me. Is someone a Christian without baptism? What’s a Christian then? If we’re going to say something, might “all who are baptized” not serve the purpose? Seems redunant otherwise. And I’d still prefer just plain, unqualified “all are welcome.”Yes, I was baptized as an infant. And yes, I’ve spent the following 65 years trying to figure out what that meant. Growing up in the Episcopal Church — then 12 years as an adult convert to Roman Catholic Christianity then a return to the Episcopal portion of Christianity — I’ve been guided by others into understanding what it means to live in Christian community, to proclaim good news by word and example.I just really, really would like us to engage the conversation around what baptism is and how it’s actually connected to participating in communion. Scripture is helpful, even in its silence. So is the continued guidance of the Holy Spirit of God. I look forward to the continuing conversation. Whew! Didn’t know I’d go on so much. Doubtful will be read anyway. July 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm we don’t know if the disciples were baptized, but we do know that Jesus was, and he instituted communion to remember him and do as he did. July 26, 2012 at 9:53 am It is not so much whether “God really cares” for only the most arrogant will say about what God cares with any specificity. The issues here seem to me to revolve around the notion of what is the Church and who are Christians. Traditionally in the Episcopal Church, as part of the Anglican tradition growing out of Roman Catholicism, these issues were set within Scripture, the history/traditions/councils of the Church, and good reason. Today this does not appear to be so much the case. In the place of all of this appears to be a type of fuzzy Romanticism and “feel good” attitude and all of this coupled with an anti-intellectualism. Where this will take the Church is not clear. The Rev. Richard E. Fichter, Jr. says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Kate Chipps says: Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 August 15, 2012 at 11:50 am Writing back and forth is not real conversation. Conversation takes place between at least two people talking not writing back and forth to each other. It is very easy to hide on the written page, not so when together.After all, where 2 or 3 are gathered in Jesus’ name, he promises to be there. So that adds a third person to the conversation, said third person being largely overlooked and ignored.I would hope that some day those of us who have studied the scriptures and think we dwell on some high theological plane, will at last be humbled by all that knowledge and work to overcome our arrogance. Ferank Harrison says: July 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm I’d simply point out that on Ash Wednesday 2009, this lapsed Catholic wandered into an Episcopalian church at noon. And heard these words from the altar: “ALL are invited to take Communion.” Those were the words that moved me beyond belief (so to speak)–I was filled with a sudden, visceral sense that I could belong here. And I’m not exactly one prone to spiritual experiences. Not because I had been baptized a Catholic–heck, I had no say in that–but because the priest said “All,” and didn’t qualify.Three years later, and I’ve been formally inducted into the EC by our Bishop, and I’m serving as Junior Warden at our church.Weird to think that if the priest had added any qualifiers, I wouldn’t have had that same joyous sense I had at that moment and possibly, even probably, wouldn’t have returned.Theology, which sometimes becomes a compendium of things-Jesus-didn’t-say, should never be allowed to be a stumbling block. Would it have been worth losing me over this? Rebecca Baggett says: July 26, 2012 at 11:18 am Michael’s experience was very similar to my own. Although I was baptized and raised as a Christian in the Methodist Church, I had rarely set foot in any church in my adult life, primarily because I was so troubled by the exclusion and lack of welcome I saw in my extended family’s Baptist and Catholic churches. On my first visit to an Episcopal church, I glanced down at the bulletin and read this statement: “Whoever you are and wherever you are in your journey of faith, know that you are welcome to join us at the altar and share in the bread and wine made holy.” I never left and have been a faithful member of the Episcopal Church for over a decade now (including serving as junior and senior warden and on a search committee and as a Eucharistic minister). That statement and the theology it expressed made ALL the difference to me, as it seems it did to Michael and, I know, to many more at my church. Sally Rowan says: July 26, 2012 at 10:06 am My daughter-in-law was raised in a Jewish-Christian household, and she is raising her daughters in the same way. On Christmas Eve I traveled to join my granddaughters for Hanukkah songs and prayers at their other grandmother’s home before taking them to Christmas service with me. The highlight of that service for them was receiving Communion and then viewing the creche. Now I grew up in the Episcopal Church, received my first bread and wine at 12 when confirmed, and believe in the high merits of discipleship. But I have come to believe deeply that taking my granddaughters to Communion is one of the primary ways I can introduce my grandchildren to Jesus Christ. My prayer is that when they are older, this basic act of Communion will be the keystone for their decisions to be baptized. I remember most painfully the Roman Catholic funeral of friends and children, all killed in a house fire, when the deceased woman’s family, all Episcopalians as was she, were denied Communion (whereas I could receive it being “under the radar”). It was my own revelation on the road to Damascus how such rubrics interfere with God’s grace. My lovely daughter-in-law says she would receive the sacraments if invited, but in the meantime respectfully presents herself for a blessing as directed. Deep down I have come to believe that the table that invites me but not mine not only lacks God’s full grace but does not fully welcome me. Ferank Harrison says: Tags July 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm I can understand that theologians have a true interest in topics like Open Communion and whether it is appropriate or beneficial. But I have been thinking, DOES GOD REALLY CARE, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. Or is he/she more interested in bringing people to Jesus? Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 26, 2012 at 7:44 am Scott’s comments make sense. How does any priest “know” who has or has not been baptised? There is no outward mark. While it is correct to have the note in the bulletin about “all baptised” are welcome to receive, the next move is then between the person and God. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Barbara Marques says: July 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm Amen. You have said it well. Thank you. July 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm I’m dismayed by Ely’s comment that, “We need a conversation.” There actually has been an ongoing conversation about these issues. They have mostly happened in the theological literature, most recently in the Spring 2012 issues of The Anglican Theological Review, and reaching back over several years to at least 1994 if not earlier. (See Myers, ATR Spring ATR, p. 233 ff). But just because they are in the academic press does not render them invalid. It’s irresponsible to say that conversation is not happening. It actually is, and it behooves those who wish to enter the conversation to actually do their homework and not assume that their ideas are sui generis. July 26, 2012 at 9:58 am Your first paragraph contains comments which I assume to be rather wide spread. On the other hand consider this situation. What if someone said to you that she wanted to play chess with you and you agreed. The two of you sit down to play. However, when playing the person who willingly came to the table to play chess begins to change the rules to fit her feelings at the time of play. It may look, in some respects, that chess is still being played. But is it? And, if so, under cheating circumstances? Just a thought. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Marc Kivel says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Scott Knitter says: July 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm Thanks Alex! This is a voice from Tulsa, Ok. Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls July 26, 2012 at 2:21 am I have received communion–without asking permission or showing a “union card” first–many times at RC churches without having lightning strike me dead on the spot. And at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, my church home since 1998, we always offer communion “to everyone without exception.”I grew up with the 1928 BCP, the KJV, stand-sit-kneel, ponderously slow organ music, and no communion until after Confirmation. And I have stayed active in the Episcopal Church for almost 50 years. But I no longer want to belong to a church that does not freely offer the sacrament to all who desire it. Love Incarnate should not be rationed…Just like the rest of us, the Church Universal is in constant need of loosing and losing its chains and being freed from the bondage of small-mindedness and our species’ crazy need to constantly contain and restrict Love and Grace…. Russell Graham says: July 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm I, too, recall welcomes at Roman Catholic altars, explicitly affirmed by their clergy – most notably including during the Feast of Annunciation at the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth in 1995. Of course, we know that Rome has tightened up since then in enforcement of its various restrictions.These institutional restrictions, grounded in tradition, urgently need revision in the modern age. It is tradition that’s driving attendance down in the historic denominations, not openness to all people.Why can’t the church understand the logic of inviting all to the Eucharist, its fundamental symbol of community, and then inviting new participants into instruction preparing them for Baptism? Vance Mann says: Submit an Event Listing Budd Kirby says: Angela Hock says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm Jesus said these words to his disciples, not to the general public. David Yarbrough says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Rosemary Bagin says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 25, 2012 Rector Smithfield, NC July 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm For me, the Holy Spirit is calling the Episcopal Church to invite baptized and non-baptized to communion. This ancient tradition of baptism before communion will never change unless some of us begin inviting everyone to communion. 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 Rev. Canon Nancy Platt says: July 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm On retreat at a Roman Catholic Benedictine monastery, I asked one of the monks whether the rules about non-Roman Catholics were the same there as in Roman Catholic parishes (basically, as an Anglican, I shouldn’t receive but pray for eventual unity). He said my understanding of the rules was correct and that they were the same in the Abbey, but he then looked me directly in the eyes and said extra-clearly: “We never turn anyone away who comes forward to receive.” I felt completely freed by that: I could still decide to receive, and no one would question me later or “have a word” with me about it. If in prayer I felt led to go forward, I could do so.I think that’s the way to be honest about the canons and pastoral to those attending our services: Let it be known in the bulletin and/or an announcement that all baptized Christians may receive Holy Communion, and then leave it up to the people and their consciences whether to come forward. But don’t lie and say “The Episcopal Church invites absolutely everyone to receive,” because we don’t, and there are important reasons why. Tell the truth, and then administer the Sacrament. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Angela Hock says: The 77th General Convention affirmed that it is “normative” for people to be baptized before receiving communion. ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service] The seeming disconnect in some parts of the Episcopal Church between the theology and practice of admission to communion became newly apparent to the Rev. Canon Beth Wickenberg Ely on a recent Sunday morning.Ely, canon for regional ministry in North Carolina, who was presiding at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte, had to consult her notes to remind herself exactly how to describe who was welcome to receive communion.“I didn’t know whether they say ‘everybody come’ or ‘baptized Christians’,” she recalled during a July 23 interview with Episcopal News Service. “I go with what the church does, and it varies.”For Ely, who chaired the diocesan deputation to the recently concluded 77th General Convention, that moment at St. Martin’s epitomizes why her diocese proposed (via Resolution C029) that the Episcopal Church spend the next three years studying its theology that underlies access to Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.Convention rejected both that suggestion and one from the Diocese of Eastern Oregon (Resolution C040) that would have allowed the church’s congregations to “invite all, regardless of age, denomination, or baptism to the altar for Holy Communion” by eliminating Canon 1.17.7, which says “no unbaptized person shall be eligible to receive Holy Communion in this Church.”Instead, the convention passed a substitute for C029 in which the Episcopal Church “reaffirm[ed] that baptism is the ancient and normative entry point to receiving Holy Communion and that our Lord Jesus Christ calls us to go into the world and baptize all peoples.”The substitute resolution came out of the convention’s legislative committee on evangelism to which C029 and C040 were assigned.“The committee worked very hard with the two original resolutions and it was very clear that even those who would be leaning more towards the open-table idea were not ready to change the canon at this time,” the Rev. Canon Dennis Blauser, the Northwestern Pennsylvania deputation chair who also chaired the deputies’ Evangelism Committee, recalled during a July 25 interview with ENS.Blauser said the committee heard from nearly 50 people during its hearing on the two resolutions. Some witnesses voiced concern over East Oregon’s proposal to do away with the baptismal requirement while others gave personal or second-hand testimony of people “who had had this powerful call to go to communion — to receive communion — and [how that experience] brought them into a new relationship with Christ and with the church, and eventually being baptized into the body of Christ,” according to Blauser.In the end, the committee members sensed from the witnesses and amongst themselves that “there was really no strong pull” to abolish the canon, but they wanted to acknowledge that unbaptized people were receiving communion in the Episcopal Church.Thus, when the House of Deputies first considered the committee’s substitute resolution on July 9, it included a second sentence saying: “We also acknowledge that in various local contexts there is the exercise of pastoral sensitivity with those who are not yet baptized.”That sentence remained in the version of the resolution the deputies passed, despite an attempt by the Rev. Canon Dr. Neal Michell, chair of the Dallas deputation, and others to remove it. He told the deputies that accepting the sentence would give clergy permission to violate the canons of the church.The Very Rev. Canon James Newman of Los Angeles, who opposed removing the sentence, said those distributing communion do so amidst a tension between deciding what do when someone puts out his or her hands to receive the sacrament and knowing what Canon 1.17.7 says.In the end the House of Deputies passed the committee’s resolution on a vote by orders, by 77 percent in the lay order and 64 percent in the clergy order. The resolution then went to the House of Bishops.When the bishops took up C029 on the morning of the last day of convention, they eventually rejected the “pastoral sensitivity” sentence after first considering rejecting the entire resolution or referring it to their theology committee, which convention had done in 2003 (via Resolution A089) at the bishops’ behest.Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith told the House of Bishops during its debate that the issue is “an ongoing concern” for the house’s theology committee and so “whether you tell us to or not we will keep addressing this matter.”Bishop Duncan Gray III of Mississippi, chair of the bishops’ legislative committee on evangelism, said that the bishops and deputies’ committee chose to rewrite C029 (and eventually discharge C040) because the former “was a more appropriate vehicle for what the committee wanted to say.”Northern Indiana Bishop Ed Little told his colleagues that “we don’t need to tell clergy in the parish to be pastorally sensitive, and this will be read as opening the door to communion of the unbaptized and will put a resolution of General Convention in conflict with the canons of the church, so I urge a no vote.”Bishop Geralyn Wolf of Rhode Island, who converted to Christianity from Judaism and was baptized as an adult, said that when her priest invited her to consider being baptized, “I had to deal with my identity. I had to deal with what it meant to make a public affirmation of faith.”“And for those who have found their faith through communion I say ‘Wonderful, I’m happy for you. I’m not going to turn you away if you come up to the altar rail.’ But I also want to say I’ve written a little banner here for myself that says ‘open baptism’,” she said “I rarely ever see the invitation to adult baptism expressed in our churches and if we’re talking about identity and if we’re talking about faith and mission I believe this is where it begins.”New York Bishop Mark Sisk moved that the bishops strike the “pastoral sensitivity” sentence but approve the rest of the resolution because doing so “communicates clearly where we are.”Blauser said the deputies’ committee then faced in the “last minute on the last day” whether to recommend that the House of Deputies concur with the amended resolution, of which he said “we thought that it really gutted the resolution as we intended it.” The committee did recommend concurrence and the one-sentence resolution was accepted by the entire house.The Rev. Anna Carmichael, who helped write the Eastern Oregon resolution, told ENS on July 23 that she wished convention had accepted the entire substitute resolution because she found it to be a “really great example of how we try to find a middle ground and work together in this church even when we don’t necessarily always agree theologically or even pastorally.”Carmichael, for whom this was her first foray into General Convention resolution drafting, said she was glad C040 “sparked a lot of conversation both online and actually at convention.”“We should be proud as a church to be willing to engage in these kinds of dialogues,” she added.Ely admitted she was “very frustrated with the disconnect that I see between the interest in the particular topic and the unwillingness of some people to have a church-wide discussion on it,” which she said was “all we were trying to do with what we sent” to convention.“There were many people at the hearing that wanted to talk about this particular thing and I think when people show up to give their input and they show up in such numbers it’s irresponsible of the church to basically shove it aside,” she said. “It’s time for a conversation.”Blauser told ENS that the committee rejected the idea of a study, “which was going to cost money and we felt that we did not to have another committee set up to do this [because] the study will be done by the reality that this practice has been in the church and will continue in the church at some level, and we will continue the discussion.”Both Carmichael and Ely agree that the question of what is variously called open communion, open table and communion of the non- or unbaptized is not going to go away.“I think we go back to meeting it head-on with a resolution in three years, again saying we’re doing one thing and we’re saying another,” Ely said.Carmichael said she was not entirely surprised that the committee’s resolution was amended in the House of Bishops, “but I think it gives us great some food for thought and an opportunity to reflect on how we could better present a resolution like this in the future.”“This discussion is ahead of us and we’re not going to be able to avoid it forever, particularly if we re-vision ourselves,” Ely said, referring to convention’s decision to re-imagine the work of the Episcopal Church in the 21st century.She said that future decisions about open communion will inevitably be “a by-product of the way we’re going to be church in the future.”Meanwhile, Carmichael says she will not change her practice of inviting all people to receive communion at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Hood River where she is rector.“While I understand that as a priest I have taken a vow to uphold the rubrics of the prayer book, I feel that sometimes pastoral care and pastoral sensitivity are equally as important as our theology behind what we do,” she said, adding that the Episcopal Church is always striving to extend its welcome to all people “and I hope that at some point our welcome will include unbaptized at the communion rail.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. The Rev. Pat McCaughan, an ENS correspondent, and Melodie Woerman, a member of the ENS General Convention news team, contributed to this report. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Comments navigation Newer comments Rector Washington, DC Michael Hubbard says: Edgar Wallace says: July 26, 2012 at 8:58 am There is no Biblical evidence that the disciples were baptized. Timothy Warren says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET August 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm I agree. Our church has a statement on the front of our weekly service leaflet that all baptized Christians are welcome at the altar to receive Holy Communion. Our priest does not ask each would-be receipient if they are, in fact, “baptized Christians”. As Scott Knitter points out, it is the conscience of the individual that decides whether they conform to that description. “Pastoral Sensitivity” in these cases can be merely a device for promoting “inclusivity” by our more liberal clergy and laity. July 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm Bless you, Angela, I read the whole thing. Thank you for writing. While I, too, agree with the apparently general sentiment that we should continue to extend communion to all, it is also apparent that this is a big change in the way we work. I think we need to reconsider our canon, and perhaps update it if necessary to match our practice. Rees Olander says: July 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm I really appreciate Scott Knitter’s pragmatic, pastorally sensitive, and gentle reply. Jan Robitscher says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing July 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm I contrast this resolution with our Gospel for July 29 in which Jesus takes what little is available and makes it available for the whole crowd. I think that anyone who holds out their hands to receive the bread of blessing, hope and reconcilliation should be able to receive it. General Convention, Budd Kirby says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Frieda Carstens says: General Convention 2012 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Len Freeman says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ July 26, 2012 at 9:34 am I am well aware of the canon and rubrics. Being “blessed” to serve in a vacation community, there are any number of visitors on any given Sunday, as well as playing host to Camp Jabberwocky, the Martha’s Vineyard Cerebral Palsy camp during July and August, when we have to take out the first two rows of pews to accommodate all of those confined to wheel chairs and their attendants…which some days can number 60 – 70+ children of God. I always state that “Everyone, ABSOLUTELY everyone, is welcome to receive Holy Communion. The altar as well as what transpires on and around it belong to Christ, not to Grace Church, me, the Wardens or anyone else, and that All means ANY and ALL.” And when I place the Body of Christ on the tongue or in the hand of one of those special children of God, I know with every fiber of my being that I am “seeking and serving Christ in all persons.” Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service July 25, 2012 at 10:08 pm I wonder how many people go exactly the speed limit? Actually, driving on interstates I know the answer… The rubrics state “is is appropriate that there be only one chalice on the Altar, and if need be, a flagon of wine from which additional chalices may be filled after the Breaking of the bread”… How many parishes fail to follow that rubric all the time?The common saying is that the exception proves the rule. Holy Scripture gives us plenty of stories about the exceptions… Joseph was not the first born, nor was Moses, nor was David. Yet the rules were never changed about the first born normatively being the heir. The Spirit fell upon the crowd, then they were baptized. Yet, Jesus said go and baptize as the final command to the disciples.We are a Church that has always understood that there are times that Grace (not to mention good manners) sometimes supersedes the letter of the law. But we also have understood that those times do not necessarily mean that the rules need to be changed to handle the exceptions. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Alex Storrs says:
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter May 13, 2018 at 1:49 pm May 13, 2018 at 4:48 pm The VOICE of InspirationBy: Don LindseyWhen I was about 12 years old, my mother realized that I was having a tough time seeing things from a distance and took me to the doctor for an eye exam. It was determined from that visit that I would need glasses. I was against it from the start. I didn’t think that I needed them and didn’t like the way that they looked on me, even though I picked out the frames.A couple of weeks went by, and I was able to convince my mother that I didn’t need the glasses and stopped wearing them. The years went by, and while I knew that I had to get close to things to read or see clearly, I didn’t think that it was that big of a deal. I still saw things up close well, and I figured that was good enough. But as time went by, the distance that I could see shortened up even more.It was becoming obvious that I needed to get an eye exam.After talking it over with my wife, we took a trip to our local Wal Mart and found out that my eyesight was a lot worse than I thought. I picked out some frames, and we ordered the glasses. On Thursday, they came in, and I find myself still trying to get used to the ability to see details again.As I sat Friday night, winding down for the evening, I began to see that there have been other areas where I’ve missed seeing details or certain moments because I have been too wrapped up in my own life. My poor vision isn’t just an eyesight issue; it’s also a failure to recognize when to slow down enough during my day to appreciate all the gifts that God has given me. This issue is just as big of a problem, if not bigger than the eyesight issue because these gifts are my wife, kids, parents, family, and friends. When I get too caught up in what I’m doing, I tend to lose track of times when I can spend some quality time with them.I also find that when I have some time to pray or meditate, I have a mind that feels clearer during the day. I get away from this mindset as well and now see the importance of spending a few minutes when I can to connect with God or just clear my mind. My wife has often spoken of how she finds that when she wakes up early, she seems to get more done and feels better than mornings when she’s rushing to get out the door. I’m thinking that if I can apply this way of thinking then not only will I see more from an eyesight perspective due to my glasses but that I’ll also be able to get more out of my life by recognizing important moments and seizing them. I can see, and it’s a beautiful thing. Have a wonderful week, and God bless. I bent over to pick up a piece of trash and didn’t see it. Sometimes diamond-back rattlesnakes give the lie to their name and don’t rattle. Without warning It struck and hit me on the right hand. Today after cataract surgery I can see again. The gift of sight is a miracle from God so take care of your eyes my friend. Chaz Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor. Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. Please enter your comment! Charles Towne TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleThank God for my mother, my mentor, and my friend.Next articleShaquem Griffin: An Inspiring Story of Determination Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Don Lindsey Reply 3 COMMENTS Mama Mia Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply May 12, 2018 at 11:44 pm Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom What color are your peepers Donnie? Just curious……… You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Ouch! Very inconsiderate of the snake not to rattle and should have its title of rattle snake removed. Very happy you’re ok and that you fixed the cataract! God bless.-Donnie Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
ArchDaily Year: Projects Singapore CopyAbout this officeFARMOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHouses3D ModelingSingaporePublished on June 19, 2013Cite: “The Wall House / FARM” 19 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Los Molinos House / RUIZSOLAR ArquitectosSave this projectSaveLos Molinos House / RUIZSOLAR Arquitectos Chile Manufacturers: Arauco, Dellorto, Edyce, MK, VolcanBuilding Company:RUIZSOLAR Ltda.Builder:Eric SolarStructural Calculation:Gerardo Fercovic M.Lighting:Matias Ruiz M.Architect In Charge:Matias Ruiz MCity:CatapilcoCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Among espinos and litres,the trees that conform the Catapilco valley’s landscape, the impressive presence of a big quillay shines and guides the direction of this construction. A straight line towards this natural milestone sets the stage for the project’s general program development and formal structure.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreDouble heights and views towards the surrounding scenery create the rhythm of the architectural design, which keeps its relation with its surroundings through inner patios set in different places. With its 5 rooms, this house offers a generous gathering space. The spatial configuration of this proposal is based on the predominant features of its surroundings.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreCloudy winter dawns are solved with two large windows, which in turn serve as the central axis of the public area of the house.By the other hand, during summer, the vertical- mobile lattice,works as a natural filter for sun rays, providing an illuminated and controlled space for this season of the year.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreSave this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreThe private area takes its distance form the public one through a central yard, which indicates the passing of time through its changes in light.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreOver this second axis, an habitable attic, which enjoys the complete inner view of the house, provides this space with a very special atmosphere.With a north-south orientation and a triangular window, this secret space with views over the Catapilco Southern Valley,can be only accessed through bedrooms 2 and 3, becoming the most quiet space on the house, an almost magic space to be.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreProject gallerySee allShow lessPLP Architecture’s Proposed Office Building Responds to London’s Historic Urban Iden…Unbuilt ProjectAutodesk’s Generative Design Pavilion Plays with Properties and Fabrication Processe…Architecture News Share “COPY” Los Molinos House / RUIZSOLAR Arquitectos Save this picture!© Pablo Casals Aguirre+ 22 Share CopyAbout this officeRUIZSOLAR ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCatapilcoZapallarChilePublished on February 05, 2017Cite: “Los Molinos House / RUIZSOLAR Arquitectos” 05 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: Photographs CopyHouses, Extension•Australia Area: 127 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!© Christine Francis+ 27Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Architects: Nic Owen Architects Area Area of this architecture project Australia The Shadow House / Nic Owen ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Shadow House / Nic Owen Architects The Shadow House / Nic Owen Architects 2018 Manufacturers: Colorbond, Fisher & Paykel, Miele, Nobili, Roca, Tait Flooring, Acor, Capral, Kado, SirusSave this picture!© Christine FrancisRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The owners originally approached us with the view of demolishing the existing house and replacing with two town houses (inspired by neighbouring examples). The house is listed as individually significant by the local council. The owners were quickly talked away from their original ideas and we recommend a sympathetic extension to the dwelling. To our excitement their vision changed with a view to upgrading the house for their own personal use.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisThe existing dwelling, titled “O’Brian house,” is an Art Deco house created in 1938 for John Patrick O’Brian, a librarian. The property is significant due to the highly distinctive gabled and hipped roof, as expressed by unusual brick window hood details and the curved entry porch formed all set on a corner site.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisThe owners required more usable space, light, better relationship to the outside, an extra bedroom plus a modern fit-out throughout. Save this picture!Existing floor planSave this picture!© Christine FrancisSave this picture!Proposed ground floor planOur approach was to create a shadow of the existing form, a modern sympathetic “copy” of the O’Brian house which offers a simple homogeneous sculptured form, carefully positioned to complement the original building. The house had to offer privacy from the busy south facing side street whilst benefit from northern sunlight. Therefore, the new monolithic form is windowless to the south side street with the ground floor set back to the south boundary. The roof form mirrors the existing roof pitch, the 1st floor is set against the north boundary (away from the street) to respect the original house form and present the original house chimney. Careful thought and detail went into the design of the external skin of the new building to ensure a simple clean aesthetic, removing all superfluous visual elements.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisThe Majority of the existing house was retained, with only the rear skillion, wet room fit-outs and an internal wall removed. The ground floor living area was opened up with the addition of a meals area. The existing bathroom was enlarged and functions as an ensuite / bathroom. The first floor contains a third bedroom with adjacent ensuite. There is a large 4.7m x 0.6m skylight on the north side of the 1st floor roof offering light to the bedroom and ensuite whilst still providing privacy from the street / neighbours. A retractable awning over the skylight regulates light and temperature – see attached Video link.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisOne unique feature of the house is the “hidden” sliding side gate. The council would not allow off-street parking or a dedicated cross over. Therefore, a rear side fence secretly slides back into the house wall to provide vehicle access if required! – see the attached video of this gate in action.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisThe shadow house, a three-bedroom inner city residence on a small site offers a sympathetic response to historically sensitive inner-city living. Save this picture!© Christine FrancisProject gallerySee allShow lessWuzhou Urban Multi-fiction Center / XAASelected ProjectsSecond Stage of Hangzhou Cloud Town Exhibition Center / Approach Design (ZUP)Selected Projects Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903521/the-shadow-house-nic-owen-architects Clipboard Photographs: Christine Francis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903521/the-shadow-house-nic-owen-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNic Owen ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionAustraliaPublished on October 10, 2018Cite: “The Shadow House / Nic Owen Architects” 09 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa News February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News December 28, 2020 Find out more News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Journalist suspects security services, RWB calls for an investigation News Reporters Without Borders condemns Payam TV presenter Ayhan Saeed’s severe beating by unidentified assailants in Dohuk, in northern Iraqi Kurdistan, on the night of 27 July and calls on the Kurdistan regional government to conduct an independent investigation, one that does not rule out the possibility of a link to the victim’s work as a journalist.Saeed, who has worked for Payam TV for the past two years and presents its Kurmanji-language news programme, was hospitalized for treatment to the severe injuries he received. On his release, he described the attack to Badinan Sat, a TV station that supports the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), a party headed by former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.“One the eve of Eid, I went to a café in the bazaar to meet friends,” he said. “Afterwards, I was waiting for a bus to go home when four or five individuals approached and one asked me if I was Ayhan. When I said I was, I received a violent blow to the head with a metallic object and lost consciousness. But they continued to hit me. I regained consciousness when a passing coffee vendor splashed water on face. He was the one who took me to hospital.“Ten days ago, the Asayesh (security services) in Dohuk were asking questions about me, my family, my university studies and my daily movements. They had been following me from the café.”When contacted by Reporters Without Borders yesterday, Payam TV CEO Faruq Ali said the police began investigating a few hours after the attack and told him they had arrested two people, who immediately confessed. He said he feared that any connection with Saeed’s work would be ruled out although journalists have been killed in connection with their work in Iraqi Kurdistan in the past. He added that Saeed is not the first journalist to have had problems in Dohuk, which is controlled by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (PDK), the party headed by Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani.Aged 21, Saeed is from Dohuk but is studying in Sulaymaniyah, where Payam TV has its headquarters. The station is affiliated to the Kurdistan Islamic Group, a political party that is represented in Kurdistan’s parliament and is participating in Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Idris Barzani’s new coalition government, which took office in June. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq Organisation July 31, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Violent attack on TV presenter in Iraqi Kurdistan
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