Bitcoin is smashing the FTSE 100, so were the crypto bulls right?

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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Bitcoin is smashing the FTSE 100, so were the crypto bulls right? Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Bitcoin is an alternative investment to the FTSE 100, and it will do well when conventional investments tank, right? Well, I’ve heard all sorts of claimed reasons why Bitcoin can turn us all into millionaires. And to be fair, so far in 2020 it’s beaten shares hands down.Since the start of the year, in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the FTSE 100 has lost a little over 25% of its value. At the same time, the price of Bitcoin is up. So were the cryptocurrency bulls right all along? We need to dig a bit deeper.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…Bitcoin winning?While Bitcoin might have gained this year, we’re looking at a gain of only around 2%. Admittedly, that’s a lot better than the FTSE 100’s loss. But if it was any good as a safe alternative, I’d expect Bitcoin to have done a lot better. After all, even gold, which just sits there looking shiny, has put on 10% since the year started.And Bitcoin’s performance, though it is slightly positive so far in 2020, is nowhere near as good as the hyperbolic claims we’ve been getting from the crypto-bulls.Last time I wrote about Bitcoin, it had just broken back up above $10,000, and enthusiasts were touting that as the start of the next bull run. One of them even reckoned it was going to reach $100,000 by the end of 2021. And well, since then the price has fallen to a little over $7,000. It must be one of the shortest-lived bull runs I’ve seen in years. And it gets worse.Not immuneBitcoin’s 2020 ‘success’ preceded the Covid-19 crisis. And since the pandemic took hold, Bitcoin has fallen pretty much in line with the FTSE 100. It seems it might not be such a great alternative for when shares aren’t doing well after all.I reckon the FTSE 100 is still a far better investment than cryptocurrency, even now. In fact, especially now. Let’s ask one simple question about Bitcoin and about the FTSE 100: What does it create that’s of any value?For the FTSE 100, the answer is simple. The FTSE 100 is a collection of top companies that generate real new wealth, through providing products and services that generate actual profits in the form of cash. And that cash finds its way into shareholders’ pockets in the form of dividends.The answer for Bitcoin is simple too. It creates nothing.ValuationNext question: how can we value it? For the FTSE 100, we can relate the value of shares to the profits the companies make and the dividends they pay. For Bitcoin, it’s just whatever someone might pay for it in the future, based on nothing rational at all. It might be $1m, or it might be 10 cents. I’m betting it’ll get closer to 10 cents.The FTSE 100 is down right now, sure. But it will surely bounce back, and the dividends that have been suspended should be reinstated. In 10 years, the FTSE 100 will have generated 10 more years of profits and paid 10 more years of dividends. And Bitcoin will still have produced precisely nothing. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 12th April, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Yingjia Club at Vanke Beijing / Neri & Hu Design and Reserch O…

first_img China Yingjia Club at Vanke Beijing / Neri & Hu Design and Reserch Office CopySave this picture!© Shen ZhonghaiRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. Neri&Hu has recently completed a project for China Vanke, the nation’s largest residential developer responsible for over 12 million square meters of new built development each year. Located inside Vanke Beijing’s headquarters, the Yingjia Club is a new five-storey multi-purpose VIP Sales Club built into the client’s existing office complex. This commission is a milestone project for Vanke, which has in recent years begun to champion world-class design and sustainability. Responding to the design brief for a prominent exterior identity and an interior space that is diverse yet flexible in the long term, Neri&Hu provided a new façade and created an internal spatial experience composed of interconnected intimate and public spaces on different levels via new openings and a continuous winding staircase.Save this picture!© Shen ZhonghaiTaking cues from Beijing’s traditional courtyard house, the architectural concept is a layering of private and public spaces both horizontally and vertically, directing paths and views that encourage visitors to explore each space and to discover moments in between. The exterior treatment unifies the varied interior as a single screened box, tying together the different openings, and also provides a range of view porosities relative to the programs inside through different louver densities. Progressing upwards and inwards, the spatial experience grows brighter, lighter, and wider due to the gradually changing material palette and constantly fluctuating qualities of light.Save this picture!© Shen ZhonghaiThe black tunnel-like entrance at ground level evokes a sense of mysterious exclusivity and suggests the start of a journey that continues beyond its shadowy depths. Passing through this elongated threshold to arrive at the reception on the third floor, the layered experience begins here: a spatial sequence of contrasting elements—compressed and expansive, public and private, dark and light, and sky and earth—unraveling with each step forward. Walking along the quiet, cavernous corridors, one glimpses and can access the two main double-height spaces, the Receiving Hall and Exhibition Gallery. From these larger public spaces, overlapping framed openings and skylights allow views to penetrate through the various rooms on different levels and even further to the skies above, deepening the visitor’s curiosity through visual connections. Save this picture!© Shen ZhonghaiFrom the Receiving Hall, a continuous stair path orchestrates the physical connections throughout the entire space, rising up from the third floor, then leading to the more private spaces on the fourth floor–Tea Room, Library, Wine Tasting Room—next, spiraling up to the top floor through the indoor and semi-outdoor Lounge and Bar, and finally arriving at a moment of complete openness to enjoy nature, sky, and uninhibited views of Beijing at the Outdoor Viewing Platform. Transitioning between public and private spaces, visitors will be compelled to gather in open areas, meditate in solitude, rest in undisturbed tranquility, or encounter other unexpected interactions and activities. Through all the various levels, platforms, atriums, windows, skylights, doorways, and reflections along the way, each becomes master to their own journey.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessProspective Photo Essay: Kimbell Art Museum & Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth / Amit…ArticlesZaha Hadid Seeing Double in ChinaArticlesProject locationAddress:Beijing, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  Apartments Projects Yingjia Club at Vanke Beijing / Neri & Hu Design and Reserch OfficeSave this projectSaveYingjia Club at Vanke Beijing / Neri & Hu Design and Reserch OfficeSave this picture!© Shen ZhonghaiApartments•Beijing, China Architects: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/313203/yingjia-club-at-vanke-beijing-neri-hu Clipboard 2012 Photographs:  Shen Zhonghai+ 37 Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/313203/yingjia-club-at-vanke-beijing-neri-hu Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNeri&Hu Design and Research OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasBeijingWoodLeisure3D ModelingChinaPublished on January 02, 2013Cite: “Yingjia Club at Vanke Beijing / Neri & Hu Design and Reserch Office” 02 Jan 2013. 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172M2 compact House / JMY architects

first_img 172M2 compact House / JMY architects photographs:  Joonhwan YoonPhotographs:  Joonhwan Yoon Houses CopyAbout this officeJMY architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGyeongju-siKoreaRepublic ofHousesWoodSouth KoreaPublished on February 17, 2015Cite: “172M2 compact House / JMY architects ” 17 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/596122/172m2-compact-house-jmy-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/596122/172m2-compact-house-jmy-architects Clipboard Projects “COPY” Year:  172M2 compact House / JMY architectsSave this projectSave172M2 compact House / JMY architects Architects: JMY architects Area Area of this architecture project Year: center_img Save this picture!© Joonhwan Yoon+ 24 Share 2014 2014 South Korea Chaeheon Construction Construction: CopyHouses•Gyeongju-si, South Korea Design Team:Jinsoo Kim, Minji Kim, Eunji Choi, Hyukhyu Shin, Seongmin Lee, Kwangjae Ryu, Yeonjung Lee, Wihwan Choi, Hyejin ParkCollaborator S:MOA StructureCollaborator M:HL Consulting EngineersCollaborator E:Hannuri EngineeringProject Architect:Jaemin YoonCity:Gyeongju-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joonhwan YoonRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. New site utilization according to the plan of suburb residential areaThe site is facing south in a rectangular shape of 12mx14.5m and of 172㎡, and it is just enough to have a house with three rooms and small garden which is a basic unit of dwelling in the past traditional society. Along the access road, it can be accessed only through east or west. And, as the access road is very narrow (3m wide), the revitalization of the site in a form of new housing had to see many restrictions.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonThe existing building arrangement for the rectangular site with 172㎡ had two separated spaces; garden area started from the south entrance and the building itself which was pushed to the north boundary of the site. The two separated space arrangement would render monotonous and exclusive space with lots of dead spaces, and it would simplify even life in the house accordingly. To offer a fundamental solution to overcome those issues, the design approach is made in 6 aspects.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonChange of the entrance position and make a new access roadForm a backyard with a main entrance and access by moving the building 2m away from the north site boundary, and establish a connection between the backyard and the south garden.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonEfficient circulation designMake a natural connection from the ground to the rooftop with a circulation from outside to inside, and continued again, from inside to outside. Functional spaces are to be arranged along the circulation.Save this picture!Section 2Space expandabilityDesign a living room in between of the south garden and the north backyard, and make a penetrating spatial connection through transparency. The garden expands toward the living room, and also living room expands toward the garden.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonOpen space arrangementDesign a space, secluded from the outside, but opened inside.Flexible space arrangementFlexible space which can be devided into separated rooms if necessary.Use of daylight and natural ventilationSave this picture!© Joonhwan YoonTo keep the visual privacy against neighbors, windows are not to be constructed on the outer walls. Design slits and skylights wherever the shape meets the function to bring daylight into spaces to wash away dark spaces. Place ventilation windows in 4 directions to enable natural ventilation along the direction of wind throughout seasons.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonProject gallerySee allShow lessNAU Restaurant / Sandra MouraSelected ProjectsVideo: The Construction of AMO’s “Infinite Palace” for Prada in a 32-Second TimelapseArchitecture News Share Photographs “COPY” Area:  133 m² Area:  133 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Farm Income Rising in Part Because of Aid

first_img SHARE By NAFB News Service – Dec 1, 2019 In spite of a challenging 2019, farm earnings are expected to rise this year by 10 percent. However, nearly one-third of producers’ net farm income is a result of crop insurance and direct government payments, which does include President Trump’s trade aid.An Agri-Pulse report says net farm income this year is projected to jump by $8.5 billion compared to last year, coming in at $92.5 billion. The USDA’s Economic Research Service says approximately 31 percent of that income is due to crop insurance benefits and government payments.Net cash farm income, which is another way to measure a farm’s profitability, is projected to reach $119 billion in 2019. That’s a jump of 15 percent compared to 2018.Commercial farms at which corn is the primary crop are projected to have net cash farm income around $206,000 this year, a 20 percent increase from 2018. Poultry is the only agricultural sector that’s projected to have a net decrease in cash income during 2019. The average income is projected at around $97,200, which is down from just over $105,000 last year. Farm Income Rising in Part Because of Aid Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Income Rising in Part Because of Aid SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleBurnin the Bean episode 17 – Thanksgiving Ag Issues Grab BagNext articleEU Parliament Approves Increased US Beef Access NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Men’s Basketball earns ‘ugly’ victory over Florida in Big 12/SEC Challenge

first_imgFacebook TCU forward Kouat Noi throws down a put-back, slam dunk over Florida’s defense. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Twitter Garrett Podell Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleResidential Parking Program challenges student parking habitsNext articleHoroscope: January 28, 2019 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. printTCU forward Kouat Noi throws down a put-back, slam dunk over Florida’s defense. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The third time was the charm for Jamie Dixon’s squad in the Big 12/SEC challenge as they earned an “ugly” victory over Florida 55-50. Dixon’s first win in three attempts in the challenge improved the Horned Frogs to 15-4 on the season.TCU overcame a 17-turnover day with the strength of their defense, which limited Florida to 31 percent shooting.“We knew it was going to be a tough game, give credit to Florida, they’re one of the best defensive teams in the country, so we knew we needed to battle on both ends of the floor,” guard Desmond Bane said. “We were able to get enough stops down the stretch to get the win. It was a good win for us.”It’s the second-straight “ugly win” for the Horned Frogs after scoring only 65 points in Wednesday’s win over Texas.“I wouldn’t have believed it at the beginning of the year, but it’s been an emphasis all throughout the year that we were going to have to win some games defensively,” Bane said. “You only hope to make every shot, but if your defense is consistent, you’ll be able to win games even if your shot isn’t falling like tonight.”TCU scored the game’s first 11 points with forward Kouat Noi putting up the first seven while guard Alex Robinson scored the next four. It took the Gators 5:50 to score their first points, a three-pointer from guard Deaundrae Ballard.Florida wouldn’t score again for another six minutes at which time TCU was already out in front by 15, 18-3. The Horned Frogs’ largest lead of the half was 16, 32-16, which came after Noi drilled a three-point from the right wing with 2:12 left in the half.After missing last weekend’s contest at Kansas State, Noi has gotten off to strong starts in the last two games against Texas and Florida.“Yeah, it’s all the rest I got,” Noi said. “I think moving to the three-spot made crashing the boards much easier and people playing that three-position can’t really box me out, so I can run in there and get the boards.”TCU guard Desmond Bane drives to the hoop against Florida’s defense. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The redshirt sophomore led all players with 14 points at the half on an efficient 5-9 shooting in addition to hauling in four rebounds. The Horned Frogs would take a 12-point lead into the locker room at the half, 32-20. TCU limited Florida to eight baskets and a free throw in the first half, which was the lowest-scoring first half by a TCU opponent since Alabama State with 15 on Nov. 14, 2016.A critical component to the Horned Frogs’ strong first 20 minutes was their ability to take advantages of the Gators miscues, turning seven Florida turnovers into 11 points. The Gators could only muster two points on the Horned Frogs’ five first-half turnovers.However, Florida utilized a 16-4 run that began at the end of the first half to tie the game at 36 with 12:23 left to play.The Horned Frogs’ duo from Australia, Noi and Lat Mayen, countered by scoring the next eight points and giving TCU a 44-36 advantage. Noi finished the contest with a game-high 22 points as well as six rebounds.“We posted him up a little bit today and played through that, and it has, and I think again, it’s made us better defensively as he’s become better guarding on the perimeter,” Dixon said.TCU guard Kouat Noi finishes at the rim on a fast-break. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.After the Gators hit a three-pointer to trim the Horned Frog lead to four, 51-47, with 4:01 to play, Florida shot just one for their last seven shots and TCU guard Desmond Bane made four straight free throws to ice the contest.The junior scored 17 points Saturday. Dixon said it was his “easiest call of the day” to have Bane end up with the ball in his hands at the end of the game.TCU guard Desmond Bane readies to shoot a free throw down the stretch against Florida. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Looking ahead, the Horned Frogs have a one-day turnaround before their next game on ESPN’s “Big Monday” at 8 p.m. in Lubbock against No. 14 Texas Tech. TCU is still looking for their first road win in Big 12 play this season.“It’s going to be tough playing a Big Monday game, only one day of rest,” Bane said. “We have a good group and we have some good momentum going right now, so if we can stick together and play for each other, I think we’ll have a good chance to win another tough game on Monday.”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

President urged to drop “insults” complaint against journalist

first_img Receive email alerts News News Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources Yours sincerely, to go further Reporters Without Borders called today on President Rafael Correa, in an open letter, to drop his lawsuit against editor Francisco Vivanco, of the daily paper La Hora, for alleged “insults,” which could send the journalist to prison for up to two years as well as paying a heavy fine. May 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President urged to drop “insults” complaint against journalist EcuadorAmericas Mr Rafael CorreaPresident of EcuadorDear Mr President,Reporters Without Borders is alarmed at the lawsuit you filed on 10 May against managing editor Francisco Vivanco of the daily paper La Hora accusing him of “insulting” you in an editorial the day before. If convicted, he faces between six months and two years in prison under article 230 of the criminal code as well as a heavy fine. Vivanco criticised you in the editorial for “ruling in a frantic manner, with sticks and stones,” as shown by recent clashes between government and opposition supporters. You asked him to publicly apologise in return for dropping the lawsuit but he refused. We think the charge of “insulting the president” because of the editorial is very excessive and we deplore the fact that such a charge, which belongs to another era, is punishable by imprisonment. In a democracy, politicians can by definition be publicly criticised. If Vivanco is convicted, it will be a dangerous precedent for Ecuador’s journalists. We are also concerned about your recent description of the media as “corrupt and mediocre.” We ask you, for the sake of freedom of expression and editorial diversity, to drop your lawsuit against Vivanco. Robert MénardSecretary-General RSF_en Organisation Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 15, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Ecuador December 24, 2019 Find out more EcuadorAmericas News News April 10, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

What’s Driving Delinquency Rates?

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / What’s Driving Delinquency Rates? Previous: Google Pledges $1 Billion to Fund Affordable Housing. Next: Shifting Trends in Housing Investment June 20, 2019 1,543 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save About Author: Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Delinquency rates have fallen for the third consecutive month, according to the latest First Look at May’s mortgage performance data from Black Knight. Black Knight states that the national delinquency rate fell to another record low in May, at 3.36%, which is the lowest point since 2000.Black Knight’s data also reveals that May saw the lowest number of foreclosure starts in 18 years, at around 39,000, while the number of loans in active foreclosure fell to a more than 13-year low. The total non-current rate has fallen to to its lowest point since early 2005, driven by improvements in overall delinquencies.Despite the record lows nationally, many southern states are still experiencing high rates of non-current loans. Mississippi leads with a non-current percentage of 9.86%, followed by Louisiana at 7.34% and Alabama at 6.37%. Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama also lead 90+ days delinquent loan volume.California holds the lowest percentage of non-current loans, at 2.15%, followed by Idaho and Washington.In March 2019, CoreLogic found that 4% of mortgages were delinquent 30 days or more, which is just a 0.3% decline year-over-year and unchanged from February.According to CoreLogic: the largest annual gains in serious delinquency rates came in metros heavily affected by hurricanes. Panama City, Florida, saw a 1.9% increase, and Albany, Georgia, had a 1% increase. CoreLogic states that 166 U.S. metro areas in March posted small increases in overall delinquency rates.”Delinquency rates and foreclosures continue to drop through March and should decline further in the months ahead barring any serious dislocations from recent flooding in the mid-west or a severe Atlantic hurricane and/or wildfire season on the coasts,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic.Black Knight will release its full Mortgage Monitor report on July 1. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe What’s Driving Delinquency Rates? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Delinquency Foreclosure loans 2019-06-20 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Delinquency Foreclosure loans Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

It’s up to Sinn Fein to find solution to the North power-sharing chaos –…

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal It’s up to Sinn Fein to find solution to the North power-sharing chaos – Hussey Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – August 28, 2015 Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook WhatsApp The North’s Secretary of State will travel to Dublin next week to meet ministers here to discuss the political crisis at Stormont.The DUP wants Sinn Fein excluded from the Northern Executive over alleged IRA links to the killing of Kevin McGuigan in Belfast, while the UUP says it will withdraw from the Executive over the issue.Theresa Villiers will meet Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald next week to determine if a collapse of the power-sharing institutions can be prevented.Ulster Unionist Councillor Derek Hussey, says it’s up to Sinn Fein to find the solution and no one else:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/derr1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsAppcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleUlster Senior League Kick Off PreviewNext articleConcerns raised over broken street lights in Ballyarnet village News Highland Twitter Google+ Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Budget 2020: Members of public urge city to invest more in Green New Deal

first_img Tagged: budget 2020, ithaca, Sunrise Movement, svante myrick Anna Lamb Your government news is made possible with support from: ITHACA, N.Y. –– Climate activists packed Common Council Chambers on Thursday during the first public hearing for the Mayor’s proposed 2020 budget.The Green New Deal wasn’t on the evening’s agenda, but members of the community added it, at least to the public comment portion. When Mayor Svante Myrick released his proposed budget for 2020, he added some funding for the recently passed Green New Deal, which sets goals to reduce the city’s carbon footprint. Myrick has proposed adding a full-time staff member to implement the city’s climate goals.“We are in a climate emergency and what’s currently on the table –– adding one full-time employee in addition to current capacity which is a half time staff person, and putting $100,000 towards developing a climate action plan, there is no way we’ll be able to tackle social, historical and economic inequities,” said Marisa Lansing, an organizer for the Sunrise Movement Ithaca, who recently graduated from Ithaca College. “As a young person, the Green New Deal gives me hope. But without it, I’m terrified my future is a giant question mark. When I say future, unfortunately, I’m not talking about finding a job or building a family or finding love as you’d think a young person would be thinking about right now. Instead, I’m talking about a future where the earth is dying and it will not be able to support the human species at all.”Myrick said the new full-time position will work with existing departments to implement sustainable practices for planning and development within the city.“The new money … is not all the money the city spends on sustainability. It’s the money that will be spent organizing the city’s efforts around sustainability and the Green New Deal,” he saidMyrick also talked about the role of big business in financing future sustainability efforts. center_img “Everyone’s mentioned how this has to be a community-run effort, but I think we’re giving a little bit too much credit for how much we’re able to both regulate and tax the entire community,” Myrick said. “If we’re going to tackle this problem our corporations have to pay their fair share and have to cooperate with us as we try to end inequality and save our planet. The city alone when we’re funding these efforts, what we’re actually doing is taxing the people who are already bearing an unequal portion of the effort.”Myrick’s proposed budget includes a tax levy and tax rate increase. The rate is increasing from $11.60 to $11.71 per thousand of assessed property. So, owners of median-valued $230,000 homes (based on 2018 assessment) in Ithaca would see about a $25 increase in their property tax bill.• Related: Quick Overview: Proposed city budget includes tax rate increaseBudget discussions will continue at the Oct. 16 Common Council budget meeting for planning, building and economic development. That meeting will be held in the Common Council chambers on the third floor of City Hall at 6 p.m.Following the public comment portion of the meeting, leaders at the Ithaca Police Department, Ithaca Fire Department and the Department of Public Information and Technology addressed members of Common Council and requested amendments to the proposed budget. Here’s a brief overview of what they requested.Ithaca Policefunds to produce a new recruitment videosecurity cameras outside of the police stationa new crime scene vehicleIthaca Firepay for two new firefightersa pay increase for managementa new fire stationPublic Information and Technologyupdated technology for broadcasting city meetingsnew computersCommon Council will discuss and vote on any budget amendments at the end of the month. The budget is set to be finalized by mid-November. The next public hearing will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in Common Council Chambers.View budget documents and schedules here. Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamblast_img read more

Keeping an ‘eye’ on Oldtown Bridge not good enough – McMonagle

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor says there’s three eyes on Oldtown Bridge in Letterkenny for a reason, and the OPW must honour its commitment to carry out a clean-up operation. Concerns were previously expressed about silt build up in the third eye of the bridge however following studies, it’s thought that clearing it is not the answer, that it would build up again quite quickly while the current volume of silt not increasing.The issue is to be closely monitored.But local Cllr Gerry McMonagle believes that the OPW could be doing more:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/gerryoldtown.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest By News Highland – November 18, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Google+center_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleAppeal over aggravated burglary in Lifford one year onNext articleTeaching unions call for Christmas holidays to be brought forward News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Keeping an ‘eye’ on Oldtown Bridge not good enough – McMonagle Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more