How I’d turn £500 a month into £1m with UK shares

first_imgHow I’d turn £500 a month into £1m with UK shares Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Investing a lump sum of £500 a month into UK shares may not appear to be an excellent way to get rich at first glance.However, I believe that, over the long term, this approach can yield tremendous results. My calculations show it could be possible to turn a relatively small investment of £500 a month into an impressive lump sum of £1m in just a few decades.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…Investing in UK sharesUnfortunately, with interest rates where they are today, investors are going to need more than the average savings account to build a million-pound nest egg.I think UK shares certainly present the perfect alternative. Historically, stocks and shares have been a volatile asset class to own for a short period, say for two or three years. Nevertheless, in the long run, stocks and shares have produced large positive returns. Indeed, over the last 35 years, the FTSE 250 has produced a total annual return of 12%, for example.This is the main reason why I reckon UK shares are the best way to turn £500 a month into that £1m fund target.There are several methods to invest in the market in order to take advantage of the wealth-creating power of equities. This includes buying a basket of high-quality stocks and shares, or investing in the market with funds. I use a mix of both investment funds and individual stocks. I think this allows me to have the best of both worlds.Stocks vs fundsThe easiest way to replicate the performance of UK shares is to buy the whole market. This can be achieved via a low-cost FTSE 250 tracker fund.Another approach could be to buy an actively-managed investment fund that uses the FTSE 250 as a benchmark. These funds may outperform or underperform their benchmark over time. They can be an excellent way to gain exposure to sectors that might not be comfortable to own directly.The other option is to buy shares directly. High-quality blue-chip stocks such as Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline have a solid track record of yielding high single- to double-digit returns for investors.The road to a millionBut there’s no fixed method needed to hit the £1m target. I prefer a mix of UK shares and funds, as I’ve noted above. But the overriding goal is, of course, to produce high returns.On that topic, I reckon my portfolio can yield a total annual return of around 9% per annum. At this rate, I think it would take 31 years to turn monthly investments of £500 into a £1m pot.So that’s the path I’d choose to hit that £1m target. I think other investors can copy this by following a similar approach of picking high-quality growth stocks and individual investment funds. 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Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge!center_img Image source: Getty Image The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 25th December, 2020 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

30 Minutes with… Carlin Isles

first_img RUGBY WORLD: Have you got any hidden talents?CARLIN ISLES: I can juggle. But only with three things three at a time.RW: What are your three most prized possessions?CI: My Nike Flyknit Racers. I have about 50 pairs of shoes. Also my bible, which I read every night, and my stud earrings. I’ve got to have a bit of bling!RW: Who are the jokers in the USA Sevens squad?CI: Andrew Durutalo, though all the guys have a good sense of humour. I got concussed once playing against New Zealand. They came over when I was trying to get up and told me I was at Disneyland!Star joker: Andrew Durutalo makes a break for USA Sevens v CanadaRW: What can’t you live without?CI: Wi-Fi! I sit outside hotel rooms on tour trying to get the best connection. I’m always texting, or on Facebook or Twitter. I like to keep up with my family – I have three brothers and sevens sisters.RW: Which three people would you invite to dinner?CI: Bobby Valentino – he’s one of my favourite singers. Mike Epps, a comedian I like. And Usain Bolt. I’d ask him all about his training regimen and running skills, and what separates him from everyone else.RW: What do you do outside of rugby?CI: I love coaching biomechanics. I studied it when I was younger. I correct people’s gait to help them run faster. When I want to switch off completely, I just chill. I enjoy watching movies, and dancing and singing too. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The USA Sevens star and the fastest man in rugby gives us an insight into his personality off the pitch RW: Do you have any phobias?CI: I don’t like snakes. Once in Texas I was walking along and one slithered across my foot!RW: What about superstitions?CI: I have to feel fast so I always listen to music before a game, or have a prayer. R&B gets me in my groove.RW: Who would you like to play alongside?CI: Bryan Habana or Shane Williams. I’ve never met them, but I have spoken to them. They give good advice and encouragement.RW: Embarrassing rugby moment?CI: Apart from not scoring a try for Ayr, the time I gave the ball to the referee! I’d just started playing and I came from American Football so I was used to doing that.RW: How’d you like to be remembered?center_img Fans’ favourite: Carlin Isles wears a cheese hat at the request of a spectator CI: As one of the fastest players in the world, but also as inspirational and one of the nicest guys with it.This interview was published in the June 2014 edition of Rugby World. Click here for the latest subscription offers.last_img read more

Scotland 19-16 Argentina: Five things we learnt

first_img By Rory BaldwinIt was vintage Argentina, but not the post-Henry Argentina we loveIt wasn’t quite the stodge seen in their match against Wales, but Argentina – or the Jaguares as they were, save for a couple of replacements – looked a fatigued side after a long dual season. They missed the attacking verve of recent World Cup campaigns, and players like the princely Juan Imhoff.That meant it was one of those old-style tests between Scotland and Argentina, scrappy and dramatic but not particularly entertaining for a big November crowd at BT Murrayfield as both sets of players stuttered.Ran out of steam: Argentina lacked their usual spark after a long seasonArgentina were a constant nuisance and a threat in and around the breakdown, which when you consider Greig Laidlaw’s leisurely approach to getting the ball away meant that Scotland’s possession was often on Argentina’s terms. Consequently Scotland looked a pale shadow of the ball-carrying force they were against Australia.It was a shrewd approach by the visitors: they may have been tired in terms of execution in attack but their defence was capable enough when given time to reset, and there were a lot of turnovers to pounce on as balls popped out of rucks on all sides.It was tough in the scrumsGreig Laidlaw described it afterwards as “a slippery old ball” so there were a lot of knock-ons, and a lot of scrums.Winning only his third cap, tighthead Zander Fagerson was under huge pressure from an experienced Argentine front row. He seems to be susceptible to downward pressure, perhaps because he is a tall lad, but the referee probably saw it his way about a third of the time, and once again when the scrum really needed to be strong – inside Sanchez’s kicking range – it held.Scrappy affair: Hamish Watson battles in a dour Scotland v Argentina affairThe experience he’s gathering these past weekends is invaluable, and he’s got perhaps the toughest test yet in the shape of the Georgian scrum next weekend.It might be prudent for Vern Cotter to keep Newcastle’s Jon Welsh on speed-dial though, just in case.A strong start by the debutantsFor the other inexperienced players in this team – John Barclay provided half the pack’s caps and Jonny Gray another quarter – this tussle will have done them some good. RThumbs up: Winners are grinners and Greig Laidlaw is thrilled with big result From a stodgy Argentina display to an encouraging debut from Scotland debutant Magnus Bradbury, the last-minute win for Scotland was a vital step forward For laying the groundwork on this, and blooding young talent now who will mature in plenty of time for 2019, Gregor Townsend may yet have further cause to be grateful to Vern Cotter.center_img Allan Dell was a lot more involved in the loose and now looks comfortable, while young Magnus Bradbury took everything that was thrown at him in his stride and might have deserved a little longer on the pitch. He’s a strong ball carrier and a hard tackler in the Jason White mode, but he has a good turn of pace for a back row. There were snippets of what he can do, and we’ll see more in the years to come. Hamish Watson too continues to thrive.Smiles all round: The Scotland players celebrate an important winHuw Jones and his magic feet maintained a dream autumn with one of the few moments of magic for Scotland to create Sean Maitland’s try, but there was still no cap for Ali Price. Cotter still clearly trusts Laidlaw, and Laidlaw alone, to close out the tight contests.Are Scotland bringing drop goals back?After a period where they’ve been a little unfashionable, and after the game last week when a sneaky 3 points would have been enough, the drop goal has apparently become a part of Scotland’s plan.It’s not bad idea, given the margins by which Scotland often lose tight games.Slippery character: Stuar Hogg was once again difficult to containUnfortunately the two that Finn Russell attempted failed. One was badly wide of the mark and another taken too close and charged down. Were it not for Ryan Wilson’s awareness to regather the ball, he would have looked very silly indeed; It might be time for a little more practice.As a means to earn points without relying on the sympathy of the referee, the drop goal is a tool that Russell, Horne and Hogg should all have in their box.The Win is hugeThis time of course, Scotland did get the whistle in their favour, with the penalty for Juan Manuel Leguizamon’s chop tackle in stoppage time allowing Laidlaw to kick for victory.What was very encouraging was that when the game was all-square in the final minutes and both teams were trying to win, Scotland made sure the ball stayed in the Argentine half. A draw was a fair result given the spectacle as a whole, but they were in a position to win this one where they have lost in the past and you can bet Cotter and his team will take it as an early Christmas present.Scotland’s captain and scrum half Greig Laidlaw scores a penalty during the TestAs well as a huge confidence boost for a team desperately in search of a corner to turn, this result could be vital for the 2019 Rugby World Cup draw – this result moves Scotland above Argentina and into the top 8. It wasn’t perhaps as momentous as Italy’s win over South Africa or Ireland’s recent win in Chicago, but it could be very important for the growth of this team – as long as they beat Georgia next weekend, no easy task these days. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

House in Gandra / Raulino Silva Arquitecto

first_imgArchDaily Photographs CopyHouses•Esposende, Portugal Photographs:  João Morgado Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Houses 2015 Architects: Raulino Silva Arquitecto Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img CopyAbout this officeRaulino Silva ArquitectoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEsposendePortugalPublished on July 18, 2015Cite: “House in Gandra / Raulino Silva Arquitecto” 17 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore 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 Portugal Area:  379 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Bonaiti, Ineslam, W2007, PierinelliDesign Team:Hélder Silva, Daniela Amorim, Ismael Santos, Cátia SampaioBuilders:Silfermat – Sociedade de ConstruçõesGround’s Area:2632,46 sqmDesign:2012/2013City:EsposendeCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The House in Gandra on the right bank of the river Cávado is placed next to a metal bridge that connects the village Fão to the city Esposende in the North of Portugal.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe family house with a single floor is the last building before the protected area of the river banks. The implementation allows the shelter of the pool area and the kitchen porch from the northern winds, very common in this region.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe access of Ribeira Street to the garage and the main entrance of the house is conducted on the East zone with a black concrete floor, allowing the opening views for the river in the west and south area of the house with the pool and the garden.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe inner organization has the winter garden as its reference center, wich is part of an aisle that communicates with all spaces. In the front of the house we have the main room with the kitchen that is extended to the outside pool deck, to the West we have the bedrooms and the suite all facing the river, to the East, the office and the laundry, and at the back we have the garage and the engine room.Save this picture!© João MorgadoAbout the finishing materials, inside the house the main space is covered with eucalyptus flooring, except for bathrooms and laundry which are coated with white marble from Greece, the kitchen that is covered with silestone Zeus along the bench and the garage and the engine room that have a black concrete floor.Save this picture!© João MorgadoProject gallerySee allShow lessENEL Pavilion / PiuarchSelected ProjectsInner City Warehouse / Allen Jack+CottierSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 36 Share House in Gandra / Raulino Silva Arquitecto “COPY” House in Gandra / Raulino Silva ArquitectoSave this projectSaveHouse in Gandra / Raulino Silva Arquitecto ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Victorian Residence / Architecton

first_img Houses Architects: Architecton Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Middle Park, Australia Australia Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  420 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Victorian Residence / Architecton Photographs:  Jack Lovel Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: Sculptform, Agape, Gaggenau, Zucchetti, Lights Lights Lights Products translation missing: 2016 Save this picture!© Jack Lovel+ 19 Share “COPY” “COPY” Victorian Residence / ArchitectonSave this projectSaveVictorian Residence / Architecton Products used in this ProjectAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Middle Park is home to some of the best preserved and aged architecture in the city of Melbourne, and this extension to a three bedroom private residence builds upon this reputation. A material palette of stone, concrete and metal integrates an interplay of languages that will stand the test of time. Save this picture!© Jack LovelSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jack LovelWhilst the street frontage remains untouched, the rear addition enhances the historical context of the Victorian terrace character with a contemporary counterpart, sympathetic to its surroundings and secret from the busy main road.Save this picture!© Jack LovelThis hovering hidden gem delineates an alfresco area affixed to an open planned living space, affirming the theme of integration, and creating a pastiche of past and present that is perpetually worthy of its time and place.Save this picture!© Jack LovelSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Jack LovelProject gallerySee allShow lessKM Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no ShiroSelected ProjectsThe World’s Most Instagrammed Cities and Architecture of 2016Architecture News Share ArchDaily Photographs CopyAbout this officeArchitectonOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMiddle ParkAustraliaPublished on December 05, 2016Cite: “Victorian Residence / Architecton ” 05 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?维多利亚式住宅 / Architecton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

Redshirting Childhood

first_imgTwitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Madeline Hamm Officers encourage proactive measures during holiday season IMAGE: From the TCU Diamond to Lupton Stadium Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Madeline Hamm Community reaches out to homeless TAGSFWISD Madeline Hamm ReddIt Madeline Hamm Linkedincenter_img Previous article“Stealth dorm” registration completeNext article’Dynamic’ Thomas does it all Madeline Hamm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt + posts Twitter Madeline Hamm Linkedin Facebook printAs Fort Worth expands its pre-kindergarten and kindergarten program, some parents may be left wondering when their child is ready for school.Fort Worth ISD’s Capital Improvement Bond Program provided for the expansion of the pre-K program. It also expanded classrooms at 16 campuses in the district. Six campuses are already building classrooms to accommodate for the added pre-K students for the start of class in August.Tracy Gunn, an early childhood curriculum specialist with FWISD, said that 7,000 kindergartners and 4,500 pre-kindergartners are expected for the 2015-16 school year.However, the pre-K program is only being offered to “at-risk” children first, and those children must qualify through federal eligibility guidelines. Districts are required to serve students who qualify before they open up spots to others.Children entering pre-K are required to be 4 years old. Those entering kindergarten are required to be 5 years old. But some parents are delaying the entry of their child into kindergarten to give them an advantage.Some parents claim that they “redshirt” their child, not because the child is not ready for school, but because holding them back might give them an academic, social and even athletic edge over their peers.The practice of enrolling a child in a grade lower than the one for which he is eligible is known as “academic redshirting.” Redshirting, a phrase originally used to describe the practice of holding college athletes out of play until they have grown larger and stronger, is a recent phenomenon in academics that has created controversy.In the state of Texas, a student must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 in order to enroll in kindergarten. Along with the age requirement, students must bring immunization records, a birth certificate or affidavit showing proof of age and proof of address.Reasons for holding a child back“Parents often choose to wait a year for children born from April to August because the competition among students is so great in high school,” said Jennifer McIntosh, an early childhood educator for 26 years.Gunn said that kindergarten is not compulsory in the state of Texas, so students do not have to attend kindergarten. Once they attend their first day of kindergarten, however, it becomes mandatory.According to a study of the 2010-11 school year by the National Center for Education Statistics, about 9 percent of parents don’t send their children to kindergarten until they are 6 years old.According to a Remedial and Special Education study, the parents of these children typically cite one of two reasons for doing so: either the child’s birthday occurs late in the year (May through August), making him or her younger than peers, or the child has displayed less mature behavior academically or socially than others of the same age.Benefits to redshirtingParents usually consider redshirting their child to give him or her an advantage in terms of popularity, sports and academics. They also may do this if their child appears to be immature in preschool.Malcolm Gladwell, who wrote the book “Outliers,” examines the factors that contribute to high levels of success. He researches what makes these high-achievers different. He argues that the month in which you are born can dictate your success or failure in later life.Gladwell says that the kids who are born closest to the cutoff date, because they are the oldest in their class, have a small but not insignificant advantage, not just in first grade, but throughout their schooling history.“It’s all about the football culture,” said Sara Gillaspie, principal at Westcliff Elementary School.Conner Sullivan is a placekick holder and quarterback at the University of Southern California. He is 22 years old and is a junior in college. He was sent to kindergarten at 6 years old and later held back in 8th grade for “athletic reasons.”“For me, the benefits from being held back were endless and the downsides were none,” Sullivan said. “Being at the top of a group of people, for example, a classroom or sports team, maturity-wise, is essential for a child’s development because, by being more mature, a child is naturally looked upon as a leader.”There can also be developmental benefits to delaying a child’s enrollment in kindergarten. Development of speech or fine motor skills can allow for a better kindergarten experience with no frustration on the part of the child’s, said McIntosh.“It is usually better to delay initial entry into kindergarten than to recommend that a child be held in kindergarten for a second year,” said Dr. Michelle Bauml, an assistant professor of early childhood education at TCU.Research opposing redshirtingThere is little evidence that being older than your classmates has any long-term, positive effect on adult outcomes, such as IQ, earnings, or educational attainment. By contrast, there is considerable evidence that entering school later reduces educational attainment (by increasing high school dropout rates) and depresses lifetime earnings (by delaying entry into the labor market).Lower-income children are at greater risk of dropping out of school when they reach the legal age to exit school. Increasing the age of entry into kindergarten therefore decreases their completed education.“We can say with near certainty that increasing age at school entry intensifies inequality in human capital and social welfare,” according to Nation Bureau of Economic Research. “Both redshirting and increases in the legal age of school entry have this variance-increasing effect on social welfare.”According to the Journal of Education Psychology, a study showed that delayed entry students experienced some academic disadvantage in motivation, engagement and performance, while the age-appropriate students, particularly the younger ones, fared best.Suggestions for parentsBauml offers three suggestions for parents to help their child be successful in kindergarten:First, read to your child every day. When children are read to, they are more likely to find enjoyment in reading and express an interest in learning to read.Second, communicate with your child’s teacher. A strong parent-teacher relationship can only benefit a child.Third, be patient with your child. Some children simply need more time than others to develop in areas, such as learning how to read or making new friends at school. Attempting to rush the developmental process with intensive academic work outside of school can often lead to frustration rather than real progress. Be patient.Connie Smith, principal at Tanglewood Elementary School, said that parents should talk to their kids and build life experiences with them. These experiences, she says, might include going to the zoo, sporting events, the rodeo or museums.How this relates to FWISDGunn said that kindergarten teachers prepare their classrooms to receive kids at all entry levels because not everyone is served by kindergarten in the district.“The teachers realize that they may have students that just aren’t ready for kindergarten,” she said. “Our teachers are very prepared to deal with students and are willing to meet them where they are when they come in.”Pre-K roundup will take place at various elementary campuses in Fort Worth on April 15-30.To learn more about the opportunities for 4-year-olds in FWISD, visit To learn more about enrollling your child in school, visit the Texas Education Agency. Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebooklast_img read more

First Baptist plans to open school in the fall

first_img Facebook WhatsApp First Baptist plans to open school in the fall Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img Twitter Local NewsPeopleReligion Twitter The Rev. Byron McWilliams stands in one of their youth spaces that can be repurposed in a school. Williams is planning to start a new christian school at First Baptist Church of Odessa. Something that First Baptist Church has discussed for many years is poised to come to fruition in the fall — First Odessa Christian Academy. The Rev. Byron McWilliams, lead pastor at First Baptist Church, said plans are to open the school in August at the church, located at 709 N. Lee Ave. “We’ll start with kindergarten, first and second and also start with sixth and seventh. That’s the unusual piece, but the reason we want to go with that is because in the city of Odessa there is no middle school private education alternative,” McWilliams said. Ultimately, the school will have grades kindergarten through 12. McWilliams said two grades a year will be added and they are aiming for 60 students per grade. Tuition has not been set yet and details on food service still have to be worked out. Sports such as basketball and volleyball will be offered. The church had talked about starting a school for many years, but it got serious six to eight months ago, McWilliams said. “Remember when the Parkland shooting took place? I came back and I made the comment from the pulpit that maybe we should think about a school here at First Odessa and we should work to keep our children safe, provide a great education and keep our children safe,” McWilliams added. A seven-member task force was formed in July to just brainstorm and talk about they could do and they came up with a plan. “I think God just opened doors that we didn’t expect to be opened, but he just began to open it so that’s where we went,” McWilliams said. The church originally planned to have the school in the former First Christian Church building, but they realized too much work was needed to make it functional for children. “We’re going to do it all on campus here because our building really doesn’t need anything. It’s totally functional and our classrooms, which are in great shape, they sit empty all but about four hours a week they sit empty,” McWilliams said. The 200,000-square-foot facility has a child development center that goes from birth to age 4. McWilliams said the children there could feed into First Odessa Christian Academy. He said the school will be under the umbrella of First Baptist and all grades will be accredited. “There is Texas Association of Baptist Schools. Then there are several other accreditation agencies that we’re going to work through. We really want to have more than one accreditation because it just speaks well of the school,” McWilliams said. He added that the person who will head the school will be finalized next week. The head of school will most likely serve as the principal for the first year. As the school grows, McWilliams said, they would probably look for an upper and lower school principal with vice principals below that as necessary. “Our goal is to provide a rigorous academic education — college preparatory type classes …,” McWilliams said. “We’re going to specialize in science and math because in the world today those are essential, so we’re going to target those,” he added. He said the curriculum will be regular, but they will provide a biblical worldview. There will be weekly chapel services and every student will take a Bible class. “The goal honestly is to provide an excellent education to where when they leave they can go to college, they can get accepted and they will able to have a good future,” McWilliams said. The congregation voted to approve plans for the school with very few objections. On any given Sunday, 950 to 1,000 people attend First Baptist. “We’re congregationally ruled here. I’m the pastor. I lead the church, but the church ultimately needs to decide,” McWilliams said. The school should be self-supporting. An estimated 12 to 15 teachers will be needed. When the tuition is set, it will cover teacher pay and benefits. The church will provide custodial services. “Of course, the big question is how are you going to get teachers to move to Odessa? We believe that we’re going to provide a great teaching environment and we’re going to provide a competitive salary and competitive benefit package, as well. If we can do that, then we feel like teachers will come to us and so that’s what we’re looking for,” McWilliams said. He said the school will look for teachers who are committed to the mission of the school and teaching to the values that they are going to be teaching. All of this will be discussed during the interview process, he added. “A lot of teachers have contacted us already. We also have had a number of parents that are excited because Odessa doesn’t have something like this. I think they’re excited about it from that perspective. I think that’s what got our church excited about it is that we’re doing something Odessa doesn’t have,” McWilliams said. He added that they will be a school that is “unashamedly proud of be an American. We’ll say the pledge of allegiance. We’ll do all things like that.” “It’s a lot of stuff that we’ve done many years ago in education in America and we just got away from it,” McWilliams said. The school board will be in place in the next six weeks, possibly less. The website,, will be up next week and anybody can call for information at 337-1524. “We already have our mascot. We’re going to be the First Odessa Christian Academy Lions. Proverbs 28, Verse 1 says, ‘The righteous are as bold as a lion.’ That’s our goal right there is to raise kids that are righteous and bold,” McWilliams said. “I’m excited. I’m very excited,” he added. “I’m excited because it’s a great step of faith for our church and I think every church ought to be willing to step out in faith and do something big for the kingdom. I’m very excited about that. I’m also excited because our goal is to raise champions. That’s what we want to do.” He added that Executive Pastor Steve Crone has made it possible to venture into creating a school. Crone said there has been tremendous support from within the church, but also from the community. “I think first of all it’s a wonderful opportunity for Odessa and the Permian Basin to have a Christian private school this area. 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first_imgNews UpdatesSection 84A Of Gujarat VAT Act Unconstitutional: Gujarat HC Allows Reliance Industries’ Plea [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 April 2020 9:50 PMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court has struck down Section 84A of the Gujarat Value Added Tax Act holding it as unconstitutional. The Court held that the provision is ultra vires and beyond the legislative competence of the State Legislature. The bench comprising of Justices JB Pardiwala and AC Rao also held that it is manifestly arbitrary, unreasonable and therefore, violative of the Articles 14…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Gujarat High Court has struck down Section 84A of the Gujarat Value Added Tax Act holding it as unconstitutional. The Court held that the provision is ultra vires and beyond the legislative competence of the State Legislature. The bench comprising of Justices JB Pardiwala and AC Rao also held that it is manifestly arbitrary, unreasonable and therefore, violative of the Articles 14 and 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India. Section 84A, introduced vide VAT Amendment Act, 2018, provided for the exclusion of the period spent between the date of the decision of the appellate tribunal and that of the High Court as well as the Supreme Court in computing the period of limitation, referred to in Section 75 of the VAT Act. The Reliance Industries and some others had challenged the validity of the provision. The bench said that if unlimited time period is available to the Revenue for assessment/re- assessment/revision in any case based on a decision rendered in the case of any other dealer the same would lead to an irreparable situation. The court also disagreed with the contention that the VAT Amendment Act, 2018 is a validating Act.The Court concluded as follows :(i) Section 84A of the Gujarat VAT Act is ultra vires and beyond the legislative competence of the State Legislature.(ii) Section 84A of the Gujarat VAT Act is manifestly arbitrary, unreasonable and therefore, violative of the Articles 14 and 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India.(iii) Section 84A of the Gujarat VAT Act is not a validating Act.The judgment heavily relied on the principle in the SC decision Mafatlal Industries Ltd. vs. Union of India, (1998) 111 STC 467 (SC) that “one of the important principles of law, based upon public policy, is the sanctity attaching to the finality of any proceeding, be it a suit or any other proceeding”.”We are of the view that if unlimited time period is available to the Revenue for assessment/reassessment/revision in any case based on a decision rendered in the case of any other dealer the same would lead to an irreparable situation and, in such circumstances, it renders Section 84A manifestly arbitrary and unreasonable”, the bench noted. Accordingly, the impugned notices in each of the writ applications issued under Section 75 of the Gujarat VAT Act were quashed and set aside. Case name: Reliance Industries Ltd. vs State Of GujaratCase no.:SCA NO. 14206 of 2018Coram: Justices JB Pardiwala and AC RaoCounsel: Sr. Adv SN Soparkar, Adv Uchit N Sheth, Advocate General Kamal TrivediClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more