SPEARMINT RHINO BOSS RETURNS TO CLUB SCENE

first_img whatsapp Share whatsapp SPEARMINT RHINO BOSS RETURNS TO CLUB SCENE KCS-content More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 7 September 2010 10:29 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia AMID all the talk of a strict clampdown on City jaunts to strip clubs, it comes as something of a surprise for The Capitalist to learn that another such den of iniquity popped up this week claiming to be the classiest table dancing joint in town.That’s right, folks, it’s back – courtesy of founder Simon Warr, the former managing director of Spearmint Rhino, who split from the chain’s founder John Gray recently, taking control of its out-of-London clubs and rebranding them as Platinum Lace.The new club, on the former site of the CC Club, next to the Trocadero centre at Piccadilly Circus, aims to be “the very best and most exclusive” that London has to offer, and it’s not shy about tapping a market of which predecessors steered well clear: the ladies.On board to help raise awareness of the venue among female punters is Emma Sayle, she of orgy-organiser Killing Kittens fame, as a consultant. “We’ve themed it as a crossover club, with themed nights, entertainment and burlesque as well as the usual dancers,” she tells me. “We’d love the ladies to come along too – the idea that strip clubs are a primarily male domain is outdated.”BEAR NECESSITYSocGen’s lovable über-bear strategist Albert Edwards was back on top form yesterday predicting his usual decline into the icy depths of recession.No optimism over market prospects in this camp: Edwards believes we’re firmly back in the same situation as we were prior to the financial crisis in 2007.“Investors then were content to stick their heads into very deep sand and ignore the fact that The Great Unwind had clearly begun. But in August and September 2007, even though the wheels were clearly falling off the global economy, the S&P still managed to rally 15 per cent!” Edwards notes, incredulously.“The recent reaction to data suggests the market is in a similar deluded state of mind. Yet again, equity investors refuse to accept they are now locked in a Vulcan death grip and are about to fall unconscious…”Will the Star Trek indicator of market volatility soon catch on?NEWS HOUNDRivalry bubbles over on Twitter between the two doyens of financial television journalism, the Beeb’s Robert Peston and Sky’s Mark Kleinman.“BBC appears to have ‘learned’ how to read output of other news organisations. Stephen Green appointment as trade minister now imminent,” tweeted Kleinman, hours after Pesto had picked up on the story first broken by his rival. Should it be briefcases at dawn, gentlemen?SHARK ATTACKBrokering million-dollar deals or fishing human remains from the stomachs of the world’s deadliest sharks? It’s all in a day’s work for Bahamian investment banker Humphrey Simmons, who wins the prize for daredevil of the week after his eye-popping tale of terror on the high seas.Simmons tells the local Tribune paper that he was out deep sea fishing when he reeled in a tiger shark – but as he was about to cut the creature free, it spat out a human foot.Later investigations on land revealed the headless remains of a man, though officials believe he had drowned before coming to his grisly rest. Quite the most unusual extra-curricular achievement The Capitalist has ever heard from the banking sector.LOVE BOATValentine’s Day may be half a year away, but if any City gentlemen want inspiration for a romantic treat for their better halves, look no further.St Katherine’s Dock reckons it’s housing a true slice of history in the form of classic yacht the Flamont Rose, which it believes was once the “love boat” of French songstress Edith Piaf and French boxing champion Marcel Cerdan.At £1,500 a pop for a weekly rental, the old gal sure wants to get her money’s worth, though.MONKEY BUSINESSAs City runners prepare for the ever-popular Bloomberg Square Mile Relay tomorrow, word reaches The Capitalist of a slightly more off-the-wall fun run offering coming to the Square Mile. On 26 September, I’m told, 750 people will take to the streets to run 7km… and every single one of them dressed up as a gorilla, in order to raise money for the endangered creatures in West Africa. “It is ideal for those who want to do something that little bit different and push themselves physically,” say the organisers. “7k may not be far, but 7k in a gorilla suit is a lot harder…” I’ll say.SEX SELLSPing! In pops an email from merchandise group Icons.com, which clearly hasn’t been reading the papers of late.“The 2010 World Cup may not have lived up to expectations, but Friday’s 4-0 defeat of Bulgaria at Wembley showed the future may be brighter for the passionate England following,” the firm shouts, excitedly, proceeding to offer unique signed football memorabilia at a discount.“With £60 off a hand-signed Wayne Rooney England shirt, now could be the time to make that special purchase,” it adds, seemingly without irony. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Why I’d buy the BAE share price for a dependable income stream today

first_imgWhy I’d buy the BAE share price for a dependable income stream today 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. BAE Systems (LSE: BA) released its 2019 figures on Thursday, and confirmed what I’ve always thought. It is one of the most dependable generators of income out there.The annual dividend was raised by 4.5%, to 23.2p per share. It’s now up 11% in four years, since 2015’s payment of 20.9p. In times when inflation is running at under 2%, that’s a very attractive real-terms gain. It’s not massive, but reinvesting real-terms profits over decades can generate serious wealth.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The dividend yield is falling back a little, but that’s for a very good reason — the share price has been gaining. Over the past 12 months, BAE shares are up 43%. And though that’s knocked the forecast 2020 yield back to 3.6%, that’s a cracking total return.VolatilityBut before you go rushing off to buy shares in this potential growth and dividend stock, a word of caution. The BAE Systems share price can be very erratic. The past year has been special, but the gain has really just marked a recovery from a price crash in 2018. Over five years, BAE shares are up a relatively modest 25%.The aerospace and defence business is a fickle one, and I really don’t think it’s one for short-term investors. So if you’re thinking of investing in BAE, I think you need a planned horizon of at least a decade. To be fair, I actually think that of investing in shares generally, but I see it as especially important with such a potentially volatile stock.Modest debtMy main area of concern with so many otherwise attractive companies is debt. So what’s BAE’s situation looking like? It ended the year with net debt of £743m, and that’s only 0.35 times underlying EBITDA of £2,117m. Debt at such a relatively low level is really not a problem.But things are compounded by BAE’s pension fund deficit, which stood at £1.9bn at 31 October. That’s nowhere near the scary levels that the BT pension fund deficit has reached, exceeding £11bn at the last count, but it’s not trivial. BAE had a deficit recovery plan in action that was to run to 2026, but it’s now decided to take a more aggressive approach.A bit more debtThere’s to be a one-off payment of £1bn made in the coming months, funded by debt, with £240m and £250m extra available for the next two scheme years respectively. Some might not like the idea of this extra debt, but I think it’s a good move. For one thing, I see it as a solid ethical step to take, which should help reassure existing and future beneficiaries of the scheme.And BAE can afford to take on the extra debt. Other things being equal, the extra billion would ramp net debt up to £1,743m. That’s still only 0.82 times underlying EBITDA, and most firms would shrug off anything less than 1.5 times as perfectly acceptable. It also combines debt and debt-like liabilities into a higher-profile item that shareholders can monitor more accurately, and I do like openness.In all, the week’s news has reaffirmed my buy stance on BAE Systems. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Alan Oscroft 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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How I’d earn passive income for the price of a bus ticket each day

first_img christopherruane owns shares of Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Morrisons, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Christopher Ruane Working for one’s money can be hard. Between long hours, demanding deadlines, and managing workplace politics it’s no surprise a lot of people aren’t missing the daily grind right now. But work is an important source of income for most people. That’s why a lot of people now are keen to set up passive income streams – ways of getting money without having to work for it.Some of these are capital intensive, like buying a property and renting it out. But some passive income streams can be built for just a couple of pounds a day, the price of a bus ticket. Here I explain how.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…Why I like shares for passive incomeMy own approach to passive income is that shares can be a good way for me to earn it. If I just tuck away a couple of pounds each day into a Stocks and Shares ISA, I will hardly miss it. But over time that can help me build a tax-efficient savings pot with which to invest in shares for passive income.Not all shares generate income. Some companies are in growth mode, so prefer to reinvest their profits in the business. That is why companies like The Hut Group wouldn’t be on my passive income list. While their shares may grow, I don’t expect them to pay dividends soon. Indeed, their boss said last month that he has no plans to start paying dividends and will instead focus on building the business.So for passive income I would look for a share I expect to pay dividends consistently in the future. Dividend policies can change, but a helpful starting place is the company’s payout history. Have they paid out dividends regularly in the past and do they look likely to have the financial means to do so in the future? Utilities are often a popular pick for this reason. Not only are they often substantial dividend payers, but a regulated pricing regime can provide forward earnings visibility which many non-utility companies don’t have. So, for example, the near-5% yield of United Utilities looks like an attractive passive income source.Keeping it passiveOne mistake many people make when seeking passive income is investing in shares and then spending hours every week monitoring them. That is a mistake in my view not because it isn’t right, but because it means the income isn’t passive. I’ve learnt that truly passive income should keep flowing in even if I go away for months or years and pay no attention.That’s why a popular passive income pick is old blue chip companies with fairly steady markets, such as Unilever, Diageo, and Morrison’s. Their fortunes may ebb and tide but in general, long-established companies which are cash generative are the sort of passive income pick which let me sleep at night without thinking about them. If markets change, for example, because shopping habits shift or alcohol consumption falls, the companies’ fortunes could change. However, one technique I have selected to help manage such risks is diversification. As I put a little money away often, I can invest in different companies on my passive income list. That way, even if one company I’ve discovered does badly, I would still expect to be earning passive income overall. Enter Your Email Address 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Christopher Ruane | Sunday, 28th February, 2021 center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images “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! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. How I’d earn passive income for the price of a bus ticket each daylast_img read more

Resumen informativo de la 78ª. Convención General, 30 de junio

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Resumen informativo de la 78ª. Convención General, 30 de junio An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Muchas cosas suceden cada día durante la Convención General. Además de cualquier otra cobertura de Episcopal News Service, he aquí algunos asuntos noticiosos adicionales del 28 al 30 de junio:Ashley Bingaman, ex misionera del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos, que ejerció como maestra de música en la escuela de la Santa Trinidad de 2012 a 2014, conversa con el Rdo. David Copley, el funcionario de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera encargado de la misión. Un fragmento del mural “La Última Cena” se ve en primer plano. Foto de Tracy J. Sukraw/ENS.Un mural sobreviviente del terremoto simboliza la esperanzaEl 30 de junio los visitantes del quiosco de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera en el salón de exhibiciones tuvieron la oportunidad de ver un fragmento de “La Última Cena”, uno de los tres murales supervivientes de la catedral de la Santa Trinidad en Haití destruida por el terremoto de enero de 2010.“La Última Cena” obra de Philomé Obin es uno de los 14 murales de tamaño natural pintados originalmente en los muros interiores de la Santa Trinidad por artistas haitianos. En su totalidad, el cuadro muestra a un Jesús blanco rodeado de discípulos de todos los colores, con colinas haitianas visibles a través de una puerta abierta detrás de ellos.El misionero Rdo. David Copley dijo que los murales los pintaron entre los años 40 y los años 60 [del pasado siglo] y fueron algo controversiales al principio. “Mostraban a haitianos en los relatos del Nuevo Testamento, y creo que eso era bastante raro en esa época”, comentó.Dijo que él se había sentido conmovido por las historias de los visitantes, tanto por lo que les dice a ellos el fragmento del mural como por lo que la catedral puede significar para la gente.“En este caso no es sólo un lugar de culto, sino un símbolo de esperanza, para la Iglesia Episcopal y para el pueblo de Haití”, dijo Copley.Luego del terremoto, un equipo de conservadores bajo el auspicio del Proyecto de Recuperación Cultural de Haití de la Institución Smithsonian, removió los murales supervivientes para preservarlos. Los han de reinstalar una vez que reconstruyan la catedral.La Diócesis de Haití es la más grande [en número de fieles] de la Iglesia Episcopal. Reconstruir la catedral y recaudar los fondos para llevar a cabo esa obra, es una importante prioridad de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS), según se anuncia en el salón de exhibiciones.Red denominacional para plantar iglesiasLa Convención General apoyó la creación de una red denominacional para la plantación de congregaciones, y la captación y adiestramiento de los plantadores el 30 de junio cuando la Cámara de Obispos aprobó la Resolución D005 por unanimidad y con un entusiasta aplauso.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori dijo que la cámara normalmente no alienta el aplauso, “pero no puedo imaginar que hubiera nadie en esta Iglesia que se opusiera a éste”.Todos los obispos que hicieron uso de la palabra hablaron a favor de la resolución.El obispo Prince Singh, de Rochester, dijo que a él “lo anima esta resolución. Siento que tiene dientes y fuerza para sacarnos adelante. Advierto que mencionan a congregaciones latinas e hispanas. Espero que tengamos en mente que hay grupos de migrantes que están llegando a EE.UU. y vemos el potencial allí de una vitalidad y crecimiento auténticos en la Iglesia”.La obispa Diane Bruce, sufragánea de Los Ángeles, dijo que apoyaba la resolución con “eufórico júbilo. Hemos sido destinatarios de una de las subvenciones de Zonas de Empresas de Misión y ha sido como una asombrosa inyección de energía… especialmente para congregaciones multiculturales y multilingües que son tan necesarias en nuestra Iglesia ahora mismo”.En 2012, la Convención General asignó $2 millones para ayudar a las diócesis a establecer Zonas de Empresas de Misión y para apoyar el comienzo de nuevas iglesias como parte del compromiso de la Iglesia Episcopal con la primera de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión de la Comunión Anglicana: proclamar las buenas nuevas del reino.Si bien la Resolución D005 pedía un aumento de su financiación trienal de $2 millones a $5 millones para el trienio 2016-2018, la Convención General no ha aprobado aún ese presupuesto del trienio y por tanto el monto exacto de la financiación no se conoce aún. El presupuesto se presentará en una sesión conjunta de la Cámara de Obispos y de la Cámara de Diputados en la tarde del 1 de julio.Una serie de artículos de ENS acerca de las Zonas de Empresa de Misión se puede encontrar aquí.Sobrantes de exhibición van a una tienda de segunda manoCuando la fabricante de vestimentas Colleen Hintz llegó para abrir el quiosco de Fruit of the Vine en el Salón de Exhibiciones de la Convención General, hizo un alto en Target para comprar una mesa y unas sillas para su caseta. Dijo que se sentía entusiasmada de descubrir que, cuando el salón cierre, ella puede donarlas a Nuestra Tienda [Our Store], una establecimiento local de artículos de segunda mano que ayuda al ministerio del SIDA en Utah. “En lugar de ponerlas en un contenedor en alguna parte, encontrarán un buen uso”.Agregó que se sentía particularmente complacida de que su donación ayudara a personas con SIDA porque su parroquia, la iglesia del Redentor [Church of the Redeemer] en Morristown, Nueva Jersey, apoya la Eric Johnson House, un programa de vivienda transitoria para personas con SIDA localizado en la antigua rectoría de la iglesia.Los exhibidores pueden donar muebles y otros artículos para la tienda de segunda mano en el quiosco de la Diócesis de Utah una vez que el salón cierre a las 4:00 P.M. del 1 de julio, dijo Vicki Evans, coordinadora de los quioscos. “Los encargados de mudanzas de la Diócesis de Utah se los llevan y los entregan”.Es una solución útil para muchos exhibidores que prefieren comprar muebles y otros objetos para sus quioscos, en lugar de alquilarlos, dijo ella. “Alquilar cosas para un quiosco de exhibición aquí es sencillamente muy caro, y la mayoría de nosotros somos [empresas] sin fines de lucro.Joseph Peters-Mathews, encargado de comunicaciones de la Diócesis de California, lleva una bufanda púrpura para mostrar su apoyo a que más mujeres lleguen a ser obispas. Foto de Sharon Sheridan/ENS.Asistentes usan bufandas púrpuras para apoyar el que haya más obispasEl siempre abigarrado conjunto de la Convención General mostraba más púrpura de lo habitual ya que algunos participantes llevaban bufandas de ese color para mostrar su respaldo a un aumento del número de mujeres en el episcopado.“Las bufandas púrpuras aparecieron en Breaking the Episcopal Glass Ceiling, [Romper el Techo de Vidrio Episcopal] una nueva organización de Facebook”, dijo la presidenta del Caucus de Mujeres Episcopales, Rda. Terri Pilarski. La intención es recordarle a la gente las ordenaciones de mujeres, “en particular intentar elevar a mujeres a desempeñarse como obispas”, apuntó.No sólo hay pocas obispas, sino que muy pocas mujeres parecen dispuestas a entrar en el proceso de elección de obispos, señaló ella. “Estamos intentando encontrar formas de apoyar a las mujeres para que entren en ese proceso” y también apoyarlas después si no resultan electas.Algunas mujeres que han pasado por eso “han encontrado que el proceso es realmente brutal y sexista y doloroso”, dijo. “Siempre resulta duro no ganar, pero no debe ser debilitante”.“Si podemos lograr que haya hombres que lleven bufandas púrpuras y que haya hombres que apoyen el proceso… tendremos un cambio de paradigma en la conciencia [que queremos crear] y eso realmente ayudará”, añadió.Entre los hombres que llevaban bufandas púrpuras el 28 de junio estaba Joseph Peters-Mathews, encargado de comunicaciones de la Diócesis de California. La canóniga del Ordinario de esa diócesis, Rda. Stefani Schatz, se cuenta entre las organizadoras de la campaña de la bufanda púrpura y está publicando un álbum en Facebook con las fotos de los que se han puesto las bufandas.Demografía de los diputados: abundan los Johnson y los diputados son más jóvenesLa Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, anunció el 29 de junio que el apellido más común de los diputados era Johnson y dijo que los datos demográficos de los diputados están cambiando. El diputado más viejo tiene 90 años y el más joven 17, y hay muchos más diputados menores de 30 años que en cualquier otra Convención General, noticia que fue recibida con aplausos. Los hombres sobrepasan ligeramente a las mujeres por un margen de 51 a 49 por ciento. Jennings también brindó un desglose de la demografía racial y étnica de los diputados:77 por ciento son caucásicos;9 por ciento son negros, afroamericanos o africanos.7 por ciento son hispanos o latinos;3 por ciento son indígenas, nativoamericanos o isleños de las Islas del Pacífico;3 por ciento son asiáticos; ymenos de un 1 por ciento son mestizos o de raza no especificada.Según Jennings: “Hay un aumento en el número de diputados de color, pero la presidencia también reconocería que hay lugar para que eso mejore.Los diputados aprueban la C048, que pide aumentar el salario mínimo a $15El 29 de junio los diputados aprobaron una resolución que sigue apoyando la promoción y políticas de convenciones anteriores a favor de proporcionar un salario digno, y que abogan por un aumento del salario mínimo a $15 la hora.La diputada Sarah Lawton, de California, coordinadora de desarrollo de la Universidad de California en el Centro Laboral de Berkeley, habló en apoyo de la Resolución C048. Dijo a la asamblea que aumentar el salario mínimo no conduce a la pérdida de empleos, sino que más bien estimula la economía y la productividad. Ella dijo que la pregunta moral es: “¿En este abismo que media entre los que están bien y los que están realmente luchando por sobrevivir, ¿dónde ha de situarse la Iglesia?”.El diputado David Sevign, de la Diócesis de Lexington, se opuso porque [la resolución] “no aborda nuestra propia mayordomía. Supongo que muchas de las estructuras de la Iglesia tienen empleados a los que les pagan mucho menos de $15 por hora. De manera que, por favor, por favor, no podemos señalar la paja en el ojo de nuestro gobierno mientras no nos saquemos la viga del nuestro”.La Presencia Oficial de la Juventud adquiere una nueva perspectiva en la IglesiaSydney Norman, de 17 años, a la izquierda, y Maddy Gonzales, de 16, son parte de la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud en la Convención General 2015. Ellas y el resto del grupo de 18 miembros se reunió recientemente con la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, para almorzar y aprender más acerca del funcionamiento de la Convención General. Foto de Sharon Sheridan/ENS.Los 18 miembros de la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud se reunieron con la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, para compartir un almuerzo con pizzas el 28 de junio como parte de su petición de aprender y participar en la Convención General.Los miembros —dos de cada provincia— tienen asiento y voz en la Cámara de Diputados y pueden participar en audiencias de comités y en debates del pleno.“Aportan energía. Aportan sus propias perspectivas singulares” a la Convención, dijo Jennings a ENS. “Estoy muy agradecida por su presencia y por todo lo que aportan a la Cámara.El programa, dijo ella, “crea en verdad la capacidad de liderazgo y la formación de esta manera particular en la vida de la Iglesia.El parlamentario de los diputados, Brian Krislock, fue miembro de la Presencia de la Juventud en la Convención General de 2000 en Denver. “Es una experiencia increíble para una persona joven”, dijo él. “La seriedad con la que lo toman es impresionante”.Cuando él participó, “no era sencillamente un viaje divertido de dos semanas. Era una participación muy concienzuda en la vida de la Iglesia”.Maddy Gonzales, de 16 años, de la Diócesis de Olympia, solicitó convertirse en miembro de la presencia de la juventud de esta Convención luego de asistir como delegada a una convención diocesana, lo cual, según ella, era inusual para una persona joven de su diócesis. “Quería ver la Iglesia en un ámbito más amplio y experimentar eso”, señaló.Las cosas más grandes que ha obtenido de su participación Sydney Norman, de 17 años, de Minnesota: “He aprendido la importancia de la fe en mi vida y lo importante que es para mí continuar eso”.Aprobada la resolución sobre la Iniciativa de la Evangelización DigitalLos diputados aprobaron la Resolución B009 el 29 de junio, la cual instruye al personal de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera a crear y aplicar una iniciativa de evangelización digital… “con el fin de responder a la demanda en la Red del evangelio de Jesucristo a través del ministerio de la Iglesia Episcopal”, lo cual incluye la creación y mantenimiento de un banco de datos de posibles candidatos, y de cultivar a esos posibles candidatos mediante correos electrónicos, redes sociales, blogs y otros medios. La resolución también ofrece asociaciones con diócesis “para referir candidatos calificados a las congregaciones locales a plantación de iglesias o a otros ministerios apropiados”.El diputado John Crossen, de Delaware, gerente de mercadotecnia en QVC, comentó sobre las campañas digitales propuestas en la resolución: “Este es un momento de Pentecostés para la Iglesia, tenemos la oportunidad y el llamado a llegar a las personas dondequiera que estén, con frecuencia frente a sus pantallas”.Los obispos eligen a miembros del Consejo EjecutivoLa Cámara de Obispos eligió al obispo Dabney Smith del Sudeste de la Florida y al obispo Ed Konieczny, de Oklahoma, para servir en el Consejo Ejecutivo. Las elecciones deben ser confirmadas por la Cámara de Diputados.El Consejo Ejecutivo lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptadas por la Convención General, según el Canon I.4(1). El Consejo está compuesto de 38 miembros, 20 de los cuales (cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos) son elegidos por la Convención General, y 18 por los nueve sínodos provinciales (un clérigo y un laico cada uno) por períodos de seis años, además del Obispo Primado y el Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados [que son miembros ex oficio].— Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Garden House / Kochi Architect’s Studio

first_img MI+D architectural structure laboratory Projects Houses Photographs:  Daichi Ano, Kazuyasu Kochi Garden House / Kochi Architect’s Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/301238/garden-house-kochi-architects-studio Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!© Daichi Ano+ 17 Share “COPY” Garden House / Kochi Architect’s StudioSave this projectSaveGarden House / Kochi Architect’s Studio “COPY” Structural Engineer: center_img Architects: Kochi Architect’s Studio Area Area of this architecture project Garden:Tokuzou, Michiko TokumitsuConstractor:Sugimoto Kogyo co.ltd.Architect In Charge:Kazuyasu KochiCity:Chofu-shiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daichi AnoText description provided by the architects. The site area is 450m2, it is rare spread in Tokyo. There was an old house in the north side, and garden in the south side. The new building coverage ratio was estimated 20% around because of cost. So this project concept was how to make use of 80% exterior space.Save this picture!© Daichi AnoI don’t want to see the garden but feel like standing in the garden. Two boxes, residence and atelier are located in the large garden. To mix house and garden, the exterior wall are made by glass. I put two boxes with touching by the corner, and put a small glass box beside the corner. People are coming and going between two boxes, and are seeing exterior wall melting into the garden with each other. Save this picture!© Daichi AnoThe exterior wall are covered the wood wool cement board with the glass, and the garden reflected in the wall. The wood wool cement board is painted water-repellent, becomes brightness equal with the room in daytime. It makes similar impression of wall and window.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessTube Tank – TRIWA Pop-Up Store / mode:lina architekciArticlesIstanbul Camlica Mosque Second Prize Winning Proposal / SN ArchitectsArticles Share CopyHouses•Chofu-shi, Japan CopyAbout this officeKochi Architect’s StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChofu-shiHousesJapanPublished on December 06, 2012Cite: “Garden House / Kochi Architect’s Studio” 06 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  2009 Japan Area:  453 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/301238/garden-house-kochi-architects-studio Clipboardlast_img read more

Zlota 44 / Daniel Libeskind

first_imgArchDaily Housing “COPY” Poland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/360300/zlota-44-daniel-libeskind Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudio LibeskindOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsIn ProgressResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingPolandPublished on April 16, 2013Cite: Nico Saieh. “Zlota 44 / Daniel Libeskind” 16 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/360300/zlota-44-daniel-libeskind Clipboard Zlota 44 / Daniel Libeskind Save this picture!© ORCO photo by Krzysztof WierzbowskiWritten by Nico Saieh Share Zlota 44 / Daniel LibeskindSave this projectSaveZlota 44 / Daniel Libeskind Projects Copy+ 23ArchitectsStudio LibeskindLocationWarsaw, PolandArchitect of RecordArtchitecture SP ZOOArea804602.0 ft2Project Year2013PhotographsORCO photo by Krzysztof Wierzbowski, Daniel LibeskindLocationWarsaw, PolandProject Year2013PhotographsORCO photo by Krzysztof Wierzbowski, via Daniel LibeskindArea804602.0 ft2Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD21PartitionsJansenGlass Partitions – Janisol Folding WallProject ManagementHill InternationalStructural EngineeringARUP (New York/Warsaw)Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing EngineeringARUPContractorInso/Consorzio Cooperative CostruzioniArchitect of RecordArtchitecture SP ZOOSave this picture!© ORCO photo by Krzysztof WierzbowskiLocated in Warsaw, Zlota 44 represents a new direction for high-rise residential living in Poland. Zlota 44 is a soaring 54 floor high rise that includes 251 residential units. In 2008, Zlota 44 was awarded CNBC Europe & Africa Property Awards in 4 categories: Architecture, Redevelopment, High- Rise Architecture and High-Rise Development. The project is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2013.Save this picture!© Daniel LibeskindThe design of Zlota 44 is inspired by Warsaw’s history and as a response to its destruction and post- war Russian reconstruction. The tower provides a form in which a new skyline can be read — moving away from the corporate architecture that has kept Warsaw a tabula rasa. Save this picture!SketchThe building, both symbolically and physically, offers a new light to the city with its eastern face sculpted by the path of the sun to provide needed daylight to the surrounding buildings.Project gallerySee allShow lessKotor Architectural Prison Summer SchoolEventRe-Think Athens Competition Entry / Nikiforidis-Cuomo ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:Warsaw, PolandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

HS House / Estudio Botteri Connell

first_img Projects HS House / Estudio Botteri Connell Manufacturers: AutoDesk, DISTRIBUIDORA VIDRIOPLAT, FV, McNeel, OCSA, PARRILLAS PIGUE, PRODUCCIONES METLURGICAS, Policemento, Roca, Trimble, VASA, VIFORMA Argentina “COPY” Sofía Botteri, Patricio Connell, Rosalía Vicente Save this picture!© Agustin Ichuribehere+ 27Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•City Bell, Argentina Design Team:Agustin Ichuribehere, Florencia Merino, Sacha Porcel, Ignacio Sánchez.Engineering:Rosana Del Panno, Juan José TurdóCity:City BellCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Agustin IchuribehereRecommended ProductsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®StonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodSculptformTimber Click-on Battens“The reflected world is the conquest of calm” G. Bachelard The house is built up as a metaphysical home. The habitat finds the evanescence of Being-Therein the liquid light mirrors: the immaterial representation of its own existence. Water is the transitional element between reality and dream.Save this picture!© Agustin IchuribehereSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Agustin IchuribehereSave this picture!© Agustin IchuribehereThe daily experience of entering the house through a central pond submerges ourselves into the mystery of walking among half-asleep reflections. In opposition to the slightness of the translucent glasses, the loadbearing and structural frame of the house is made up of concrete planes and volumes. The transparent layers integrate the outside as a clear and moving reality.Save this picture!© Agustin IchuribehereSave this picture!© Agustin IchuribehereThe inner space holds the light in a serene and diaphanous manner that is occasionally disrupted by some ray of sun sneaking in and reminding us of the World outside seen from the threshold of a still dream.Save this picture!© Agustin IchuribehereProject gallerySee allShow lessCovered Market and Exhibition Area in Schiltigheim / Dominique Coulon & associésSelected ProjectsBarrocas Pavilion / Carlos CastanheiraSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945681/hs-house-estudio-botteri-connell Clipboard Architects: Estudio Botteri Connell Area Area of this architecture project Area:  275 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs Photographs:  Agustin Ichuribehere Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2020 “COPY” HS House / Estudio Botteri ConnellSave this projectSaveHS House / Estudio Botteri Connell Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945681/hs-house-estudio-botteri-connell Clipboard ArchDaily Houses CopyAbout this officeEstudio Botteri ConnellOfficeFollowProductGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCity BellOn FacebookGlass HousesArgentinaPublished on August 16, 2020Cite: “HS House / Estudio Botteri Connell” [Casa HS / Estudio Botteri Connell] 16 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?阿根廷‘水’别墅 / Estudio Botteri Connell是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy

first_img SHARE 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy Home Energy 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy Previous articleHolidays Important Time for CongressNext articleCommodity Classic in Florida Filling Up Fast Gary Truitt According to the report, several market drivers of renewable energy included renewable energy targets in 29 states plus Washington, D.C., and several state production incentives. Legislation, along with incentives, have encourage manufactures, developers and end users to invest in and use renewable energy. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twittercenter_img By Gary Truitt – Nov 25, 2012 The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has released its 2012 Renewable Energy in the 50 States, an online, interactive resource. The report compiles updated financial data, resource potentials, market, and policy information for the renewable energy sector for all 50 U.S. states. In 2011, the total installed base of renewable electricity exceeded 145 GW in the United States, with more than 67 GW from non-hydropower sources, according to the report. Every region in the country experienced growth in the 2011-2012 period, from new wind farms in the Midwest, advanced biofuel facilities in the Southeast, solar farms in the West, to hydropower facility improvements in the Northeast. Washington, California and Texas led the way in cumulative renewable power capacity, while Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois were the leaders in renewable fuels capacity. SHARE Source:  Domestic Fuel.com However, even as some states are passing new and expanded support structures, others face the scaling back of important incentives. Such actions, coupled with reduced federal support (the Production Tax Credit for wind energy is set to expire on December 31, 2012), could stifle once booming state markets. As a result, ACORE is calling on renewable energy proponents throughout the country to increase renewable energy education with a focus on economic, environmental and health benefits.last_img read more

Black Muslim bakery employee charged with Oakland newspaper editor’s murder

first_imgNews to go further News News Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Devaughndre Broussard, a 19-year-old handyman employed by a Black Muslim organisation, was charged yesterday with the 2 August murder of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey. Police said he confessed to shooting Bailey because he was upset about Bailey’s investigating the finances of Your Black Muslim Bakery, the organisation he worked for. The police have not yet determined whether Broussard acted on his own.Created to provide a service to Oakland’s poor, Your Black Muslim Bakery also operates a security service and a school. Broussard was one of seven people arrested during raids on the bakery and other locations the day after the shooting, but he is the only one to have been formally charged. Two other employees are being questioned about their suspected involvement in the recent abduction of a woman.————————-03.08.07 – Oakland Post editor is victim of “targeted killing,” possibly linked to his workReporters Without Borders is stunned by yesterday’s murder of Chauncey Bailey, the editor of the Oakland Post weekly, in Oakland, California. Gunned down on an Oakland street, Bailey, was known for covering sensitive issues. Some of his colleagues and friends believe his murder may have been linked to his work.“We offer our condolences to the family and friends of Bailey, who took over as editor of the Oakland Post just two months ago,” the press freedom organisation said. “The Californian press has lost a leading journalist, while the local African-American community has lost one of its most active representatives.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The manner of Bailey’s death was as shocking as its impact. It was a targeted killing carried out in broad daylight with nothing being taken from the victim. It has not yet been established that it was linked to his work, but this seems plausible. We hope an investigation will quickly establish the facts and bring those responsible to justice.”Aged 57 and the father of a teenager, Bailey was shot on a downtown street near the Oakland courthouse at around 7:30 a.m. as he was walking to work. Witnesses said a masked man dressed in black walked up to him and fired twice. The first shot hit him in the back. The second one hit him in the head, and was fatal. The killer immediately took off. Police said nothing appeared to have been stolen.Oakland police spokesman Roland Holmgren told the press that the shooting “does not appear to be random” while assistant police chief Howard Jordan said, “we believe he was targeted.” Jordan added that the investigators would “look at all possible motives – financial, family, work-related.” The TV network CBS quoted colleagues and friends as saying Bailey had been working on a “highly sensitive case.”After working in television, Bailey was a reporter with the Oakland Tribune daily from 1992 to 2005, covering issues concerning the Afro-American community and local politics. He also wrote about corruption cases. He had been hired in June as editor of the Oakland Post, a newspaper geared towards the Bay Area black community. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Help by sharing this information August 8, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Organisation center_img RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more Black Muslim bakery employee charged with Oakland newspaper editor’s murder Devaughndre Broussard, a handyman employed by an Oakland bakery operated by a Black Muslim organisation, was charged yesterday with the 2 August murder of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey. Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas Newslast_img read more

Investor Voluntarily Drops One of Two Lawsuits Over GSE Profits

first_img November 4, 2014 708 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: LenderLive Names Account Executive for Florida’s Correspondent Lending Division Next: Foreclosure Petitions, Deeds See September Increase in Massachusetts Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Investor Voluntarily Drops One of Two Lawsuits Over GSE Profits Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Pershing Square Capital Management CEO William A. Ackman filed a voluntary notice of dismissal in the U.S. District Court for one of his company’s lawsuits against the federal government over the sweeping of GSE profits into the U.S. Department of Treasury.Ackman filed two lawsuits against the government on consecutive days in mid-August over the handling of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac profits. Pershing Square is the largest non-government shareholder in GSE stock with about 170 million shares and close to $700 million invested in both GSEs combined. Pershing’s stake in the two GSEs is about 10 percent.Pershing Square’s first lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Federal Court of Claims, alleged that the diverting of GSE profits into Treasury, a practice started in 2012, equates to taking private property for public use without “just compensation,” a practice forbidden by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit alleged that the diversion of GSE profits created a “windfall” for the government while shortchanging GSE shareholders. This suit is still active.The second lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court, claimed that Pershing Square was denied fundamental shareholder rights and that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), conservator for both GSEs since 2008, refused to allow Pershing Square to inspect books and records despite written demands made by Pershing to the FHFA board of directors to do so. The second complaint also called for the GSE profits being diverted to Treasury, which amount to billions of dollars, should be divided among the GSE’s common shareholders. This is the suit that Ackman voluntarily dismissed.Two similar lawsuits filed in 2013 by investors Fairholme Funds and Perry Capital were dismissed by a judge in late September, with the judge ruling that the sweeping of GSE profits into Treasury was legal under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act. Both Fairholme and Perry have appealed the judge’s decision. Analysts suggest that Ackman anticipated a similar ruling on his lawsuits and that he dropped the suit in order to avoid a lengthy appeals process.In mid-October, both Pershing Square and Fairholme announced they had shored up their stock in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.The federal government seized control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in September 2008 at the height of the nation’s financial crisis, after which Treasury provided $188 billion to bail out the companies. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have since become profitable and have returned $218.7 billion in dividends to taxpayers. The two GSEs have been in conservatorship since the government takeover six years ago. About Author: Brian Honea Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Investor Voluntarily Drops One of Two Lawsuits Over GSE Profits Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img Share Save Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Government Sponsored Enterprises GSE Profits Pershing Square Capital Management U.S. Department of Treasury Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Government Sponsored Enterprises GSE Profits Pershing Square Capital Management U.S. Department of Treasury 2014-11-04 Brian Honealast_img read more