2 UK shares to buy with £2,000 Kevin Godbold | Monday, 7th June, 2021 Kevin Godbold has no position in any 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. Image source: Getty Images A third share I like right now is this one: Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The largest part of my portfolio focuses on the UK shares of individual companies. And for those, I like to invest at least £1,000 into each one because it minimises the effect of transaction costs compared to investing smaller sums.My four-step checkSo, with £2,000, I’d be inclined to pick two different stocks. And, right now, there are several UK shares that I’d be keen to own for June and beyond.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…Generally, I search for four conditions before committing to a share purchase. The first is a high-quality enterprise. And to judge that I look for indicators such as decent returns on equity and invested capital. Another is a good profit margin. And I’m always keen to see a multi-year record of strong incoming cash flow and earnings.The second condition is momentum in the underlying operations. My ideal business would be one that is on an improving trend with revenues, cash flow, and earnings rising each year.Thirdly, I want my shares to rise after buying them. So I’m always looking for a catalyst that will likely cause the market to reappraise a company’s prospects. For example, new contracts, enhanced earnings, or other factors that could boost the future value of the enterprise.And the fourth condition is decent value. If a valuation is too high, even attractive businesses can work out as poor investments. To appraise valuation, I look at the usual indicators such as comparing the share price to earnings, asset values, and cash flow. But because I’m interested in the future performance of a business, I tend to look at forward-looking indicators such as the directors’ estimates for next years’ earnings and other things.2 UK shares I’d buy right nowUK shares I’d be keen to buy to hold for June and beyond include Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP). The company passes all four of my conditions and I think it has a bright future. However, it almost goes without saying that much of the trading outcome depends on the prevailing price of platinum group metals (PGMs).Most hard commodities and oil are riding high right now, signalling a bullish outlook for the world economy. But if economies and commodity prices turn down, so would my investment in Sylvania Platinum. However, I’m bullish for world economies in the years ahead, so I’d take the risk and buy the stock.I’m also keen on Premier Foods (LSE: PFD), which is in the middle of engineering a turnaround in the fortunes of the underlying business. The firm’s well-loved brands are being rejuvenated and expanded under a new management team. Trading is going well and the company is sorting its finances out by paying down borrowings and other measures.I’m keen on the sector because fast-moving consumer goods can be a great source of stable, incoming cash flow with resilience to general macroeconomic wobbles. 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Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal News Service – Indianápolis] Este fue un gran día para los jóvenes episcopales, la resolución D067 conocida como la “Resolución para los Soñadores”, fue aprobada por ambas cámaras. Esta resolución insta a las diócesis a investigar y solicitar recursos de fuentes privadas para crear un fondo para los jóvenes indocumentados que no pueden pagar sus estudios superiores y a que luego inviten a los jóvenes adultos de sus diócesis y provincias a postular por estas becas.Esta Resolución fue presentada por Ariana González-Bonillas, (16) de la Diócesis de Arizona, Miembro de la presencia oficial de los Jóvenes, quien trabajó con el Rev. Watkins LeeAnne de la Diócesis de Minnesota.González-Bonillas apoyó su resolución ante el comité de Asuntos Nacionales e Internacionales y ante la cámara de Diputados en la 77ª Convención General con un testimonio personal: “Mi padre fue un inmigrante indocumentado, nació en la ciudad de México en una familia pobre, su familia se mudo a California, en la secundaria el considero ingresar al ejercito de los estados unidos para ganar la residencia y eventualmente la ciudadanía, en el 1996 el Presidente Reagan firmó la Ley de Reforma de Inmigración y Control lo cual permitió que él y mi familia nos convirtiéramos en inmigrantes legales; eso permitió que mi padre postule e ingrese al Instituto de Tecnología de Massachusetts (MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Ellos se casaron por la iglesia episcopal y él tuvo su ciudadanía justo antes de que yo naciera, me bautizaron en la iglesia episcopal cuando yo tenía 6 meses. Gracias a la amnistía que permitió a mi padre tener estudios superiores, estoy parada aquí para ayudar a mis hermanos/as episcopales que no tienen documentos y que no pueden acceder a estudios superiores por el costo y que no tienen acceso al financiamiento y tienen que hacer tres trabajos bajo la mesa en vez de estar estudiando, por eso apoyo esta resolución”.Nora Viñas, de la Diócesis del Sur Este de la Florida dio su testimonio a favor, en el mismo comité: “Mi mejor amiga y su familia se mudó a los Estados Unidos en agosto de 2001, todas vinieron con visas que durarían hasta seis meses y sus padres, tenían todas las intenciones de iniciar el proceso de inmigración. Sin embargo, un mes después de su llegada, sucedió el 9/11 y el cambio de leyes anti-migratorias cerraron el camino legal para que ella y su familia obtengan sus documentos. Han pasado 11 años desde que ellos no han regresado a su país, once años de penurias, lucha y sacrificio, y todo porque sus padres soñaban con una mejor educación para su hija. Mi amiga dejó de soñar con ir a la universidad después de que se gradúe de la secundaria (…) Hay millones de jóvenes como ella, que han dado su vida a Cristo y se dedicaron a la iglesia. Ellos merecen que la gente crea en ellos. Ellos merecen el apoyo de la iglesia para que alcanzar sus sueños y sobresalir en el país de las oportunidades. Ellos merecen un cambio”.El último el testimonio escuchado en la cámara de los Diputados fue a favor y dado por Darling Gabriel de la Presencia Oficial de Jóvenes de la República Dominicana “Pienso que si nuestra iglesia tiene la oportunidad de ayudar a estos jóvenes que desean superarse debe de hacerlo, ya que de esta manera la iglesia estará construyendo nuestra sociedad y contribuyendo a evitar los delitos y malas actitudes de jóvenes de hoy en día”.En la Cámara de Diputados se manifestó en contra de esta resolución Elizabeth Strickland, diputada de la diócesis de Albany, diciendo: “Entiendo que indocumentados son los que no tienen estatus legal en este país, a mi me gustaría que los fondos de la Iglesia Episcopal vayan a los jóvenes que son legales en este país”.— Araceli Ma es miembro del equipo del Servicio de Prensa Episcopal en la Convención General. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Smithfield, NC 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 Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Por Araceli MaPosted Jul 12, 2012 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET La Iglesia Episcopal crea un fondo para los soñadores
2014 Forest Mews / Stolon Studio LtdSave this projectSaveForest Mews / Stolon Studio Ltd Housing United Kingdom Projects Year: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797239/forest-mews-stolon-studio-ltd Clipboard “COPY” John Perkins Projects Manufacturers: Olson, Resin Solutions Architects: Stolon Studio Ltd Area Area of this architecture project Main Contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797239/forest-mews-stolon-studio-ltd Clipboard Photographs Photographs: Tim Crocker, Robert Barker Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Forest Mews / Stolon Studio Ltd ArchDaily Save this picture!© Tim Crocker+ 32 Share Structural Engineer:David PhilipsDrainage Engineer:Peter Brett AssociatesArchitect In Charge:Jessica Barker, Robert BarkerCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Robert BarkerText description provided by the architects. Forest Mews is a redevelopment of an urban brownfield site with a small sustainable community of 3 live/work houses arranged around a multi-functional shared outdoor courtyard. The buildings create a balance between natural light and thermal performance by using triple glazing as well as high performance insulation to walls, floors and roof.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerLand-locked on all sides, the architects had the challenge of providing light to each room, without compromising privacy and outlook; in a scheme conversant with its patchwork context, constructed with the sensitivity which accompanies 32 Party Wall Awards, and delivered on an ambitious budget.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe communal courtyard is landscaped with a geometric mix of resin-bound gravel and planting beds, connecting back to brick piers. The beds provide footholds from which climbing plants grow, supported on a treillage mesh, which branches across the face of the buildings, tracing out the motif of the elevations and providing privacy and shade to occupants. The geometric pattern features in project graphics, textile-prints and also in the clients’ wedding rings.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerCentral to each of the open plan ground floors is a semi-private outdoor room / courtyard. This loggia space is multifunctional, serving as a grand entrance porch, an external terrace, an extension to the living space and as an atrium to the surrounding rooms. The flying brick beams of houses, define the boundary of the private and communal space, creating a clear gateway without barriers.Save this picture!DiagramEach house is tailored to its position on the site, fashioned from the same building fabric, and gathered together using a common design thread. Atypical to a traditional mews, the designs are light and airy, with a high proportion of glazing to solid. The pale ‘stock’ bricks and glazing reflect light into the communal courtyard even during winter months.Save this picture!© Robert BarkerThe large two-storey triple-glazed window openings are framed by slender brick piers, which are braced by the construction of the first floor. The steel structure and bespoke masonry supports over the curved roof were designed in 3D to accurately unite the crafted brickwork geometry of the inclined beams. Lifted in two corners to bring light into the living space, this roof is finished internally with a softly reflective, biscuit-jointed ‘armadillo’ ceiling.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerA sustainable drainage system (SuDS) incorporates a combination of green roofs, green walls, planted filtration strips, a rainwater-harvesting tank, a 17,000 litre attenuation tank and 2 ‘drinking policeman’ – which the architects invented – to slow the flow of water, as well as slowing traffic. A mix of sedum and native wild flowers were used to increase biodiversity and improve the appearance.Save this picture!DiagramFeatures of each house: A private courtyard at the centre of the open plan ground floor living and studio Vertical gardens and green roofs Full height triple glazed windows Stone carpet (gravel bound into resin) and smooth resin floors and stairs Bespoke kitchens with solid-surface worktops Sky lit bathrooms with floor to ceiling glass paneling (instead of tiles) and built in cupboards Super high performance insulation for low energy bills and provision for solar panels to be installed Underfloor heating throughout Rainwater recycling and stormwater attenuation Additional features in some of the houses include double height space, walk on glass floor, built in cupboards, en-suite wet room, sliding folding doors and a bright red solid-surface bath. Save this picture!© Robert BarkerProject gallerySee allShow less2016 LEAF Awards AnnouncedArchitecture NewsOpen Call: 2017 LAND ART COMPETITIONBuilt Projects & MasterplansProject locationAddress:London, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyHousing•London, United Kingdom Area: 400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStolon Studio LtdOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLondonEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on October 26, 2016Cite: “Forest Mews / Stolon Studio Ltd” 26 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Christian portal announced Howard Lake | 23 June 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Registered charity the Oasis Group is to launch xalt.co.uk, a portal for the Christian community. The site will act as a free ISP with 25% of revenue generated being donated to a Christian charity. The site will also have lifestyle and spiritual sections, with news, sport, church information and shopping.
WW photo: Anne PrudenFor nearly two years the workers at the Golden Farm Deli in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn have been trying to get a contract.Finally, the Golden Farm owner gave up his attempt to get Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 338 decertified. He gave up trying to provoke the community support organized by Occupy Kensington into fights or discourage it from picketing and organizing an effective boycott. He signed an agreement with the union the last week of June.The workers at Golden Farm said that they had won a hard-fought victory.One of them, Martin Gonzalez, told Occupy Kensington: “We the workers of Golden Farm thank you for all your help. Thank you for your time on the picket line. Above all, thank you for making this campaign a dream come true — a campaign that nobody stopped, only victory.”Another said: “Hi, my name is Roberto and in the name of my co-workers from Golden Farm we greet you most sincerely and thank you very much — to every one of you — for the unconditional help. This victory is also yours. Thank you to everyone and God bless you.”The contract includes paid sick days, holidays and vacation time and a small raise, which takes their pay above the minimum wage for the first time. It also includes a “good cause” clause, which requires that management must provide a reason for firing a worker. It also recognizes the right of the workers to have active union representation.The issue about “active union representation” was the main sticking point for Golden Farm owner Sonny Kim.Members of the Green Party, Socialist Alternative, OccuEvolve and the OWS Labor Outreach Committee helped sustain the community pickets over the course of the last two years. The Rude Mechanical Orchestra made several visits.Unable to shake off the union and outlast the community’s resolve, Golden Farm settled.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
RSF_en News IranMiddle East – North Africa June 11, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hails last week’s European Parliament resolution on European Union strategy towards Iran. For the first time, the European Parliament has displayed a clear desire to take human rights into account in the EU’s relations with Iran.Adopted on 3 April, the resolution “calls on Iran to cooperate with international human rights bodies and its own NGOs,” supports “the urgent call of 772 Iranian journalists on the Iranian President to live up to his promise and allow the reopening of the Association of Iranian Journalists,” and urges the European Union “to mainstream human rights in all aspects of its relations with Iran.”“We welcome this initiative stressing human rights in relations with Iran,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “The measures envisaged in this resolution are a starting point. A counter-weight to the issue of Iran’s nuclear programme and the defence of European economic interests, they form a basis for taking account of fundamental freedoms in bilateral talks.”Various Iranian officials, including allies of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, have stepped up their attacks on the international community and the Europeans in particular since 31 March, the date that the text of the proposed resolution was circulated.The mullah-led regime has reacted with virulence towards article 17 of the resolution, which says that “any future Parliament delegations to Iran should be committed to meeting members of the political opposition and civil society activists, and to having access to political prisoners.”“The threats and attacks on the European Union by Iranian political and religious officials have no legitimacy coming from a regime that does not respect international human rights law,” said Réza Moini the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran-Afghanistan desk.“By calling for implementation of the Helsinki accords by an authoritarian regime, the EU is encouraging and legitimizing civil society’s human rights demands. The EU finally seems to be adopting an appropriate stance towards one of the world’s most repressive countries as regards freedom of information, a country that continues to be one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists and netizens.”Moini added: “We call on the authorities to release the 52 journalists currently detained in Iran.”Disastrous record on freedom of informationThe British media revealed on 2 April that Roya Saberi Negad Nobakht, 47, a UK resident with British and Iranian dual citizenship, was arrested while on a visit to Iran five months ago because of a comment on Facebook, and has been held in Tehran’s Evin prison ever since. Her husband, Daryoush Taghipoor, said she is being held on charges of “plotting to commit crimes against security and insulting Islam” for saying on Facebook that everything in Iran was “too Islamic.” She is “not a political activist in any way (…) just a normal citizen” and may have made a confession “under duress,” he said.Neither the Iranian nor British government said anything about Nobakht’s arrest for five months. Alerted by family friends, Andrew Stunell, a member of parliament for a district in the Stockport region where the couple lives, said he was “concerned about this arbitrary arrest” and had asked the Foreign Office to make urgent inquiries on her behalf.Nobakht is one of a total of 20 netizens currently detained in Iran. Subjected to long spells of solitary confinement and tortured into making confessions that are eventually used against them in sham trials, these men and women pay a high price for using their freedom of expression.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its deep concern about the conditions in which a number of Iranian journalists are being detained. The regime continues to show no consideration for the netizens and journalists who fall ill while in detention.They include Hossein Ronaghi Malki, Mohammad Reza Pourshajari, Mostafa Daneshjo, Hamidreza Moradi, Afshin Karampour, Mohammad Davari, Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand and Said Matinpour.All of them are ill and need urgent medical attention, but the prison and judicial authorities refuse to allow their transfer to hospitals although this is recommended by prison doctors and the regulations established by the judicial body that oversees the prison system.The eight members of the staff of the website Narenji (Orange in Persian) who were arrested on 3 December – Ali Asghar Hormand, Abass Vahedi, Alireza Vaziri, Nassim Nikmehr, Malieh Nakehi, Mohammad Hossien Mossazadeh and Sara Sajad Pour – are meanwhile still being held.Arrested by Revolutionary Guards, they were taken to an unknown location after their homes were searched and personal effects were removed. The date of their trial and the grounds for their arrest have still not been officially announced.The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on 24 March condemning Iran’s grave and repeated human rights violations and granting a one-year extension to the mandate of Ahmad Shaheed, the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran.One of the world’s most repressive regimes as regards freedom of expression, Iran is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election to go further April 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support for European resolution, call for release of 52 journalists News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Organisation June 9, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News March 18, 2021 Find out more
Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Funding package announced for heritage sites & projects in Donegal Google+ Pinterest Twitter Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – March 28, 2019 WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Previous articleCalls for referendum on Irish Unity in event of no deal BrexitNext articleFamily of man who died at St Columba’s Hospital bring legal action against HSE News Highland Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A funding package of €95,000 has been announced for Heritage Sites and Projects in Donegal.A total of thirteen projects across the county are to benefit from the funding, as part of Government scheme to protect structures and buildingsThe funding was approved under the 2019 Structures at Risk Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme.In a statement this morning, Donegal Minister Joe McHugh said the money will ensure conservation and repair of protected structures across Donegal which are important for cultural identity, giving people a sense of pride of place and developing tourism.The projects benefiting under the Built Heritage Fund are:Dunmore House, Carrigans, Co. Donegal – Replacement of electrical wiring – €3,000Temon House, Magery, Dungloe – External wall repair, mitigation of damp – €5,000St Ernans, Donegal – External wall repair €4,000Stranorlar Church of Ireland, Stranorlar – Restoration of lattice windows €4,000House, The Diamond, Raphoe – Roof repair, structures & coverings including leadwork – €7,000Napoleonic Gun Battery, Rathmullan – Mitigation of damp, rainwater goods repair/replacement, roof repair, conservation report to inform works – €6,500Dunree Lighthouse – Roof repair, structures & coverings including leadwork – €5,000Mannies Bar, Main Street, Convoy – Roof repair, structures & coverings – €9,500The Old Fort Inn, Greencastle – Roof repair, structures & coverings including leadwork – €7,500Lifford Old Courthouse, Lifford – Restoration of wooden windows – €5,500Leitir Corn mill, Leitir – Restoration of windows doors – €3,000The projects benefiting under the Historic Structures Fund are:St Mura’s Cross 9th Century and the Ruin of Old Church, St Mura’s Graveyard, Fahan, Lifford – €15,000Buncrana Castle – South pavilion roof and main roof – €17,000 Facebook Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
A study of air-borne microbial biodiversity over an isolated scientific research station on an ice-shelf in continental Antarctica was undertaken to establish the potential source of microbial colonists. The study aimed to assess: (1) whether microorganisms were likely to have a local (research station) or distant (marine or terrestrial) origin, (2) the effect of changes in sea ice extent on microbial biodiversity and (3) the potential human impact on the environment. Air samples were taken above Halley Research Station during the austral summer and austral winter over a 2-week period. Overall, a low microbial biodiversity was detected, which included many sequence replicates. No significant patterns were detected in the aerial biodiversity between the austral summer and the austral winter. In common with other environmental studies, particularly in the polar regions, many of the sequences obtained were from as yet uncultivated organisms. Very few marine sequences were detected irrespective of the distance to open water, and around one-third of sequences detected were similar to those identified in human studies, though both of these might reflect prevailing wind conditions. The detected aerial microorganisms were markedly different from those obtained in earlier studies over the Antarctic Peninsula in the maritime Antarctic.
The UK’s looming exit from the EU and the ending of permanent non-dom tax status by the Cameron government in 2015 has created a new phenomenon in the property called the uber tenant, it has been claimed.Not a tenant who uses the mobile app to get around but, says a leading north London agent, the growing number of overseas residents who rent luxury property instead of buying them.Agent Trevor Abrahamsohn of Glentree Estates (pictured, left) says fewer wealthy families are purchasing the sort of £20-£25 million mansions his company deals in and that, instead, they are renting them, often for over £100,000 a month.“With Sterling being greatly devalued and the draconian banking regulations which apply to bringing wealth in to this country, some of our international friends find it easier to rent than to buy, which is markedly pushing up prices,” says Trevor.Amit Soni (pictured, right), who runs Glentree’s rentals business, says this month his average rent for a property on his patch has been £40,000 a week, which he says is “unprecedented both for us and the locality”.“By renting these mansions, they are able to live in the same luxury as if they had purchased them, with such exotic facilities as indoor swimming pools with seven-star spas, grandiose reception rooms, more bedrooms suites than in a luxury hotel and gardens that are reminiscent of a small country estate,” he says.The maths of renting versus buying in the UK at the moment or overseas arrivals are stark. By renting they avoid Stamp Duty of £2.913 million on a £25 million freehold property and £3.67 million if bought through a company rather than as an individual.Companies that own property in the UK – a common tactic used by overseas UK residents – also have to pay an Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) on properties valued at more than £500,000 which Glentree estimates costs circa £160,000.“In fact, saving these costs means that they can pay a higher rent which effectively, is free of charge thanks to the government’s obscene property buying taxes,” says Trevor. Amit Soni Trevor Abrahamsohn July 20, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Tax changes herald arrival of uber renter says London agent previous nextHousing MarketTax changes herald arrival of uber renter says London agentLondon’s wealthy overseas residents are renting instead of buying, says Trevor AbrahamsohnNigel Lewis20th July 201701,746 Views
Four days, forty shows and almost four hundred freshers: it sounds like a recipe for chaos, but this is the Drama Festival 2005. Even an Edinburgh Fringe theatre couldn’t compete with these numbers. Maybe this is just because the Cuppers shows are half the length of a Fringe show, or maybe this is because OUDS has exactly double the amount of experience, being one hundred and twenty years old this year.After less than five weeks of preparation time, the results are often dazzling, which is impressive considering that the participants didn’t even know each other a few weeks back. The freshers-only teams from almost thirty Oxford colleges take to the stage at the Burton Taylor Theatre from Ttuesday to Friday of sixth week. OUDSuds appoints ten differentjudges a day to judge the first heat of the competition and from the original forty-odd entries, ten shows are selected to go through to the final round on Ssaturday. The teams are effectively given free range to play around with their performance, lighting, sound, props and costume (while under the watchful eye of TAtaFF and within a fifty pound budget) as a sort of crash course in Oxford theatre. This certainly makes for a colourful array of different shows, with last year’s offerings including one-man shows, musicals, dance interpretations, devised pieces and one group from Balliol even squeezed a cast of forty onto the cosy Burton Taylor stage in a rendition of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wwood.After the sweat and tears of the first round, the creme de la creme (at least in the opinion of the judges) are selected to perform in the Best of performance at the O’Rreilly on Wednesday of seventh week. This year, the week will be rounded off in style when on Ssunday of seventh week, OUDS celebrates its 120th anniversary with a dinner party at The Rrandolph Hhotel. This will precede a post-Ccuppers party and mock-Oscars award ceremony, where winners will be showered in champagne, with prizes ranging from Best New Wwriting to the Sspirit of award.Cuppers combats the two most notorious student problems: being strapped for time and equally strapped for cash. There is no excuse not to make a trip down to the Burton Ttaylor since it is just £1 a show and each one is shorter than an episode of Neighbours (and the standard of actingis undoubtedly infinitely higher). Last week, the Ssinger in the Ccaucasian Cchalk Ccircle declared his story was to last “two hours”. “Ccouldn’t you shorten it?” the Expert asks hopefully, to which the Ssinger defiantly refuses. Iif the was in Ccuppers he wouldn’t have such licence – firstly, he would have to be a much better timekeeper, and secondly he would have to shorten his story to half an hour. Hhaving had some sneak previews in the technical rehearsals last week, Ii can safely say that the unwavering variety and energy of this year’s shows will certainly keep you entertained, from scantily-clad dancers through to experimental devised pieces sure to titillate, excite, and a raise a few eyebrows. OUDS can claim to be one of the oldest university dramatic societies in Britain, and certainly the one with the longest legacy. Over the last hundred and twenty years, we have moved from an exclusive, members-only club to an inclusive society where anyone can come to try out their dramatic talents, and encapsulates this spirit. Over the decades, we have spawned such glittering alumni as Hhugh Grant, Ddudley Moore and Michael Ppalin, and perhaps the stars of the future lie somewhere in the whirl of drama activity taking place at Ccuppers this year. The full programme of events can be found outside the BT or on the website, so head on down and check out the talent.ARCHIVE: 6th week MT 2005