first_img 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 14th March, 2020 | More on: REL SGE Image source: Getty Images 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended RELX and Sage Group. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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. £5k to invest? 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy after recent declines See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The aggressive sell-off that has gripped the market over the past few weeks has been extreme. Investors have been indiscriminately selling companies, without giving any regard to whether or not the coronavirus outbreak will impact them. This has thrown up some fantastic FTSE 100 dividend bargains.Here are two companies that might be worth considering today if you have £5k to invest.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…FTSE 100 dividend stock oneAccounting software group Sage (LSE: SGE) is one of the UK’s top tech companies.It is also unlikely to be significantly impacted by the outbreak.Customers tend to be very sticky in the accounting software market. Changing over your accounting provider can be a time-consuming and complicated process. Therefore, most businesses tend to stick with one software provider for years. They are not likely to change providers just because activity drops for a couple of months.This suggests that Sage has all the qualities of a FTSE 100 dividend champion. Steady cash flows from software sales should ensure that the group can weather the virus storm, and there’s a good chance the business might come out stronger on the other side.If smaller competitors fail thanks to the economic uncertainty, Sage can snap up their business.As it has capitalised on its position over the past few years, earnings per share have grown at a compound annual rate of 7% since 2014. This has enabled management to increase the company’s dividend at a similar rate. Sage’s dividend yield currently sits at 2.6%. The distribution is covered 1.7 times by earnings.If the payout continues to grow at 7% per annum, as it has done in the past, investors could receive a 5% yield on cost by 2030.Protection against uncertainty.European information group Relx (LSE: REL) is not entirely insulated from the Covid-19 outbreak, but it is in a better position than most FTSE 100 dividend stocks.Relx, which provides information for scientists, lawyers and doctors, also hosts more than 500 exhibitions around the world.The virus outbreak is almost certainly impacting the exhibition business. As of yet, management has not been able to provide any guidance on these losses.Nevertheless, the information side of the business should provide some protection against this uncertainty.In the data business, size is everything. As one of the world’s largest information groups, this puts Relx in a strong position. Even if revenues slump over the next few months, the company’s place in the market should enable it to make a healthy recovery.Thanks to its competitive advantages, the stock has previously demanded a high earnings multiple. For the past five years, investors have been willing to pay an average of 25 times earnings to buy the stock. However, today investors can snap up the shares for just 18.9 times forward earnings.On top of this, the shares offer a dividend yield of 2.6%. It is covered twice by earnings per share and has grown at a compound annual rate of 12% for the past six years. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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See all posts by Harvey Jones 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Image source: Getty Images. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. A stock market crash is a great opportunity to make a million for your retirement. Everywhere you look, top FTSE 100 stocks are selling at discounted prices.While some have seen their business plans destroyed by the Covid-19 meltdown, others should muddle through in reasonable shape. Consumer goods giant Unilever (LSE: ULVR) looks like being one of the latter, and I’d buy it at today’s reduced valuation.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…Unilever has long been a reliable source of rising dividend income and share price growth. The FTSE 100 group is a relatively defensive stock because product sales tend to hold up, even in recessions. It, nonetheless, suffered a beating during the stock market crash. That makes it a relative bargain today.Make a million with the FTSE 100Investors appreciate Unilever because it specialises in selling simple, everyday items that consumers trust and buy all over the world. Ben & Jerry’s, Dove, Domestos, Hellman’s, Knor, Liptons, Lux, Magnum, Q-tips are just some of its brands. There are many, many more.Almost everybody will have several Unilever products in their kitchens or bathrooms. You pop them into your shopping basket without a second thought, but miss them when you don’t have them.Despite that, the Unilever share price crashed 20% in March, broadly in line with the rest of the FTSE 100 index. Although it has since picked up, it’s still trading around 12% down from its mid-January highs.That makes Unilever a bargain, relative to its own premium standards. Today, it trades at almost exactly 18 times earnings. Believe me, that rarely happens. Before the crisis, the FTSE 100 stalwart was typically trading around 24 times. If you want to buy cut-price stocks to build a million-pound portfolio, you should consider taking advantage of buying opportunities like this one.I’d buy the Unilever share priceUnilever benefited from the early state of the Covid-19 crisis, as people rushed out to buy hand sanitisers, bleach and surface-cleaning products. At the same time, it was hit by a decline in ice cream sales, as people stayed in. As the lockdown eases, these two trends will probably go into reverse. That’s the beauty of product diversification.If you want to make a million from the FTSE 100, you have to be patient. Unilever’s stock may not instantly rebound. Sales could struggle as consumers feel poorer, especially those who have lost their jobs. The impact will become more intense when government furlough schemes expire.However, the FTSE 100 giant’s size and strength should see it through. One mark of its solidity is that management is standing by its dividend. Unilever currently yields 3.7%, with cover of 1.5. Given the dividend havoc we’ve seen elsewhere, you shouldn’t underestimate the value of that.I’d buy Unilever at any time. I’d definitely buy it today, now it’s yours for a reduced valuation. You could build a million-pound portfolio around it. Harvey Jones | Monday, 25th May, 2020 | More on: ULVR 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Want to make a million and retire rich? This is the first FTSE 100 stock I’d buylast_img read more

first_img Mama Mia 36 children injured by furniture prone to tipping overFrom ABC NewsAt least six children have been crushed to death by toppling Ikea chests, prompting the voluntary recall of about 29 million chests and dressers sold by the popular retailer, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.“Enough is enough,” CPSC chairman Elliot Kaye told ABC News’ David Kerley. “These are inherently very dangerous and unstable products if children are around them.”Ikea is recalling these six dressers.Ikea and the CPSC tell ABC that at least 36 children have been injured by Ikea chests and dressers, which are prone to tip over when they aren’t anchored to the wall. The deaths — all children under the age of 4 — date back to 1989 and are as recent as this February, the CPSC said.The company is offering a refund or repair kit for affected dressers, including the MALM and other styles, the CPSC said. Further details were not immediately available. Furniture manufactured between 2002 and 2016 will entitle customers to a full refund; consumers can receive a partial store credit for items manufactured before 2002.Upon request, the company will send a crew to install the wall anchor for customers who don’t want to do it themselves, the CPSC said. In the meantime, the CPSC is encouraging consumers to store the dresser where children won’t have access to it. At least four of the deaths were the result of unanchored chests. In a statement regarding the voluntary recall, Ikea said that “a child in the US dies every two weeks from furniture, appliances, or TVs tipping over,” stressing that it instituted a repair kit program last year “to communicate the importance of wall attachment, which resulted in the distribution of 300,000 kits to consumers who had not used their original hardware.”“Since then, we have been in close contact with the CPSC to evaluate the success of the repair program and the impact it is having on consumers’ actions. We are announcing this recall today given the recent tragic death of a third child,” the statement said, referring to the number of children killed by MALM dressers. Three other children have been killed by other-style IKEA chests.“It is clear that there are still unsecured products in customers’ homes, and we believe that taking further action is the right thing to do,” Ikea continued in the statement. “We will continue to work collaboratively with the CPSC on tip-over prevention, development of the ASTM standard, and innovations that will enhance product safety and further reduce the risk of tip-overs.” 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear June 29, 2016 at 4:39 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply My husband and I went out that way two different times and never could find the IKEA store. I don’t know how that was possible, but we could not locate it even with the address and directions. I wanted to have there famous Swedish Meatballs and check out their store. TAGSIkeaRecall Previous articleCarlos Beruff responds to Wilcox Campaign AnnouncementNext articleOver 200 attend Apopka Chamber Hob Nob Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_img Area:  28000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs:  Richard John Seymour, Hans Werlemann, Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST, Dragør Luftfoto, Clement Guillaume, Søren Svendsen, Maria GonzalezPartner In Charge:Ellen van LoonProject Directors:Adrianne Fisher, Chris van DuijnConstruction Assistance:Ariel Wallner, Koen Stockbroekx, Federico D’Angelo, Fred Awty, Soren Thiesen, Nina Grex, Piotr Janus, Ansis Šinke, Berenice Moran, Frederick JuulTender & Construction Documents:Morten Busk Petersen, Koen Stockbroekx, Federico D’Angelo, Fred Awty, Soren Thiesen, Will Hartzog, Dennis Rasmussen, with Nina Grex, Lea Olsson, Brigitta Lenz, Anna Grajper, Chong Ying Pai, Cristina Martin de Juan, Saskia Simon, Mateusz Kiercz.Schematic Design:Mette Lyng Hansen, Koen Stockbroekx, Dirk Peters, Alessandro De Santis, Sebastian Arenram, Sandra Bsat, Shengze Chen, Karolina Czeczek, Katharina Ehrenklau, Andrea Giannotti, Maaike Hawinkels, Cristian Mare, Gianna Ong-Alok, Mariano Sagasta, Nurdan Yakup, Yanfei Shui, Marc Balzar, Andrea Bertassi, Marc Dahmen, Ludwig Godefroy, Carmen Jimenez, Hyoeun Kim, Joana da Lima, Ana Martins, Konrad Milton, Gabriele Pitacco, Daniel Rabin, Ola SandrellAmo Study:Chris van Duijn, Dirk Peters, Koen Stockbroekx, Ali Arvanaghi, Talia Dorsey, Jonah Gamblin, Alasdair Graham, David Moon, Daniel Rabin, Ian Robertson, Todd Reisz, Christian StaynorEngineering:Arup with CowiFaçade Engineering:Arup Façade Engineering (van Santen & Associés)Local Architect:C. F. Møller (PLH Architekter)General Contractor:ZÜBLIN A/SScenography:Ducks ScénoLighting Design:Les Eclaireurs with Ducks ScénoAcoustics:Royal Haskoning DHVSustainability:Arup with Cowi (EnPlus Tech)Automatic Carpark Consultant:NirasCost And Risk Managment:AecomCity:CopenhagenCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rasmus Hjortshøj – COASTRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The BLOX project, home of the Danish Architecture Center (DAC), contains exhibition spaces, offices and co-working spaces, a café, a bookstore, a fitness centre, a restaurant, twenty-two apartments and an underground automated public carpark, but it is not the acrobatic mixing of uses that defines this project; its ultimate achievement is in ‘discovering’ its own site.Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezSave this picture!Situation © OMASave this picture!Situation © OMASave this picture!© Maria GonzalezThe Old Brewery site, split into two by one of Copenhagen’s main ring roads, didn’t really register as a building site until the design of the new DAC identified it as such. Straddling theroad, making public connections both above and below, BLOX connects the parliament district with the harbour front and brings culture to the water’s edge. A space for cars becomes a space for people; a space to pass through becomes a space to reside.Save this picture!Photograph by Richard John Seymour, Courtesy of OMASave this picture!Diagram © OMASave this picture!Diagram © OMASave this picture!© Maria GonzalezThe Copenhagen inner harbour has a long industrial and military history. On reclaimed land, the building site initially housed a cluster of brewery buildings which burnt to the ground in the 1960s. Since then the harbour has become the home of some of Denmark’s most notable architectural icons; a linear display of the tenets of Danish Modernism: monumentality, simplicity and politeness.Save this picture!Photograph by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, Courtesy of OMABLOX adds a new impulse: creating an encounter between the water frontages, Kierkegaard’s Square and the city. Its square volume, positioned directly along the harbourside, creates a sheltered public city square against the traditional yellow buildings and a much needed built front for the existing library square.Save this picture!© Søren SvendsenContrary to most city blocks in Copenhagen – often introverted and inaccessible – the building absorbs the city’s life. The urban routes through the building lead to unexpected and unpredictable interactions between the building and the city, linking the different museums, libraries and historical sites around the culturally rich Slotsholmen area. A linear park along the harbour flows down below water level along the quay wall and through the building. The former playground is incorporated into the new building, as a partially covered and terraced public space, which can be transformed in the evening into an open-air cinema acting as a public foyer.Save this picture!Section-A © OMASave this picture!© Rasmus Hjortshøj – COASTSave this picture!Section-C © OMASave this picture!Photograph by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, Courtesy of OMASave this picture!Section-E © OMAThe building’s exterior is marked by a stacking of the same geometric forms in different arrangements. The offices are contained in a rectangular ring of glass facades shaded in a white frit. The ground floor functions are located in separate volumes generating openings which form the public entrances and bring the city in to the center of the building. The apartment volumes are fragmented and recessed for privacy, the landscaped terraces encircle the DAC’s central rooflight. The building’s coloured textures subtly echo the sea tones of the harbour, ever-present in the reflected light of the water.Save this picture!Photograph by Richard John Seymour, Courtesy of OMAThe DAC itself forms the core of the BLOX Project, positioned in the centre, surrounded by and embedded within its objects of study: housing, offices and parking. It is organized as a vertical sequence of spaces running through the building, starting below ground and moving upwards to the cafe with its view over all of Copenhagen.Save this picture!Photograph by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, Courtesy of OMASustainabilityA broad sustainability vision has been developed for the project, not just in terms of the usual energy, carbon and resource issues, but addressing the wider social and economic impacts. The Arup SPeAR® assessment served as a tool to analyse the project and record progress against a comprehensive, holistic set of criteria spanning environmental, social and economic aspects within the wider cultural and geographical context.Save this picture!Photograph by Hans Werlemann, Courtesy of OMADenmark’s advanced low energy requirements for buildings, arising from the 2009 Copenhagen Accord, demand an operational energy usage much lower than other countries. Bringing the building’s design in line with these criteria involved rethinking its mass and façade concepts, involving ways to reduce CO2 emissions and embodied carbon during construction and operations, as well as researching new solutions to offset and neutralise the carbon usage. The building makes use of on-site renewable energy and achieves the Low Energy Class with a primary energy usage of under 40 kWh/m2/yr.Save this picture!Photograph by Richard John Seymour, Courtesy of OMAUser comfort and lifetime flexibility are important elements for the durability of BLOX. The building is acoustically isolated from road noise and vibrations with a highway bridge construction and high insulation facades. The office facades are fully glazed to provide a generous outlook and to reduce lighting energy usage. Minimal low-energy lighting fixtures combined with user task lights are used, and both lighting and facade sun shading are automated through centralised daylight control, with user controls. The building is served by a high specification heat recovery plant which uses Copenhagen’s district heating and cooling system based on seawater cooling and the use of residual heat from electricity generation.Save this picture!© Dragør LuftfotoProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse 711H / Bloco ArquitetosSelected ProjectsHow To Add People To Your Renders Like a ProArticlesProject locationAddress:Bryghuspladsen, 1473 Copenhagen DenmarkLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893920/blox-oma-ellen-van-loon Clipboard Mixed Use Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893920/blox-oma-ellen-van-loon Clipboard Photographs Denmark BLOX / OMA / Ellen Van Loon 2018 Architects: OMA Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Save this picture!Photograph by Richard John Seymour, Courtesy of OMA+ 86Curated by Diego Hernández Share CopyMixed Use Architecture, Apartments, Offices•Copenhagen, Denmark “COPY” BLOX / OMA / Ellen Van LoonSave this projectSaveBLOX / OMA / Ellen Van Loon Year:  CopyAbout this officeOMAOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesCopenhagenBLOXDenmarkPublished on May 07, 2018Cite: “BLOX / OMA / Ellen Van Loon” 07 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 7 August 2006 | News  33 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img CAF offers £1.2 million for smaller charities’ capacity building Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is offering grants totalling £1.2 million to help small and medium-sized charities build their capacity. Open to charitable organisations with an annual income of up to £3 million, the funding is available through two CAF funds – the Consultancy and Training Fund and the Collaborative Fund.The CAF grants programme runs from 1 May 2006 to 30 April 2007, and this year’s first 16 awards to small to medium-sized charities have just been announced.Victoria Anderson, Head of Grantmaking at CAF, explains the objects of the grants. “Our Grantmaking Programme,” she said, “aims to support the growth and development of small and medium-sized charities.“We do this by offering a package of support tailored to the charities’ needs. We believe that a combination of time with a CAF consultant, funding for training and cash support enables charities to build their capacity and make the most effective use of resources”.Wales-based charity, Valeways, and the Big Issue Foundation are just two of the 16 charities to receive support from CAF. Founded in 1966 to improve and maintain access to the Vale of Glamorgan’s beautiful countryside, Valeways received a five day ‘Healthcheck’ and 12 days consultancy time for an organisational review, including business and strategic planning.The Big Issue Foundation works together with the Big Issue Company to create opportunities for people facing homelessness to take greater control of their lives. They received support from CAF to assist with business planning.CAF is inviting applications from qualifying charitable organisations for the remaining funding. Applications must be received before 6 October 2006. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 November 2010 | News  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Times chooses three charities for its Christmas Appeal 2010 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Times has chosen three charities to benefit from its 2010 Christmas appeal. They are medical aid agency Merlin, the Spinal Injuries Association, and volunteering and training charity CSV (for its RSVP or Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme).The Times Christmas Appeal offers readers the chance to support three good causes, while also providing the charities with an excellent opportunity to raise their profile as well as generate income. As part of the appeal, the newspaper will print significant feature articles about the charities over the seasonal period, from late November to early January. These articles, alongside a range of interactive content, will also appear in a dedicated section of The Times website.Funds raised are split equally between the three charities.The Times Christmas Appeal has raised a total of £1.7 million over the past two years for its featured charities. However, this will be the first Christmas appeal to run after The Times instituted its paywall approach to generating subscription income.In Merlin‘s case, the newspaper will feature articles from its journalists on its work in places like Haiti, DRC, Congo, Liberia and South Sudan.Merlin Patron and Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville is to visit Merlin in Liberia as part of the appeal, and he will write an authored piece about his trip that will feature in The Times.The charity will also host exclusive content online to accompany the appeal. This will include images, interviews and blogs from its team about The Times visits to the Merlin field, and a special diary account from Merlin Patron Hugh Bonneville about his trip to Liberia.Imogen Ward, Director of Marketing and Communications said: “The Times is one of the most respected newspapers in the world, renowned for its excellence in reporting foreign news. It chooses charities that are unique and innovative for its Christmas Appeal. Winning the appeal is a fantastic opportunity for a charity like Merlin as it gives us the chance to build a relationship with a whole new audience and – thanks to the generosity of Times readers- raise funds to help us respond even more quickly to save lives, and build long-term health care wherever we are needed.”www.thetimes.co.uk Tagged with: christmas corporate newspaperlast_img read more

first_imgJohn Catalinotto and Diva Williams share their amusement about a 1969 GI letter comically reporting how GIs tried to get rid of an oppressive sergeant.The Boston branch of Workers World Party hosted activist and revolutionary John Catalinotto on May 19. Catalinotto, a managing editor of Workers World newspaper, is the author of “Turn the Guns Around,” a book detailing how U.S. soldiers during the U.S. war against Vietnam developed an anti-capitalist and anti-war revolutionary culture in forming a union called the American Servicemen’s Union.The book shows readers how a movement of anti-oppressive consciousness can stop colonialism through strategic activism. Other examples of people’s resistance were also heavily discussed, including the Paris and Portuguese uprisings of 1968 and 1974, respectively.Catalinotto’s presentation focused on two crucial elements of what V.I. Lenin called revolutionary defeatism (i.e., supporting the defeat of one’s “own” bourgeoisie in an imperialist or colonialist war): what has successfully shaken colonialism in the past, and how we can bring such actions into a modern revolutionary reality.Catalinotto brought solidarity and hope to the meeting. Many of those attending had brought friends, family and coworkers. His words reminded all present that no system is too big to fail when met by solid, conscious ­organizing.Activists complemented the meeting theme with stories of their resistance to U.S. aggression, including Greg Laxer, a former member of the ASU, and Frank Neisser, an anti-war activist who was charged with treason for reporting U.S. troop movements to North Vietnamese fighters.Activist mYia X paid tribute to international revolutionary leaders Malcolm X, Yuri Kochiyama and Ho Chi Minh,FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgFree Mumia Abu-Jamal!The sounds of gunfire crackle through the night air, but few seem to realize its import.Some think it’s firecrackers; some, the thump, thump of helicopter blades chopping through the air; some even think it is sound effects to accentuate tunes of a country-western band.Then, the music stops, and people fall, their bodies sprouting expanding flowers of deep crimson.And slowly, as in a dream (or a real-life horror show), comes the realization, and screams rip through the air, grim accompaniment to the sound of automatic weapons fire.A new city joins the carnage that is uniquely American. In the space of 15 minutes, dozens are dead, and over half a thousand wounded. A new record, a uniquely American one, is made.Las Vegas, Nevada — America’s deadliest modern-day mass shooting.Politicians and cops hurl curses at a corpse — a man once, yes, but now, a number, for he is the last victim of his own hand.Politicians have never seemed so helpless than at times like these.Politicians — the most powerful people in powerful systems — offer prayers for the dead, and little else.Why are they so helpless?Because they’ve sold their souls to the gun lobby, and because the killer killed himself, he is beyond threats of prison or death sentences.They will bow their heads, pray or even order flags flown low on their poles.And little else.For like the killings of children in 2012, or the slaughter of dancers at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando a year ago, they have nothing but prayers to offer.As we witness the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history — that is, until the next time.Mumia Abu-Jamal © 2017FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img By Gary Truitt – Oct 6, 2014 CCA nominations sought by Indiana Farm Bureau SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana Farm Bureau and the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Program are seeking nominations for the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award. The award recognizes superior service in nutrient management, soil and water management, pest management and crop production.The winner will be recognized at the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference on December 16-17 in Indianapolis. The state prize is $1,500 and eligibility for the National CCA Award of $1,000. The Indiana CCA board will also consider submission for the International CCA Award.Any CCA certified in Indiana is eligible for the award. Nominations may come from a county Farm Bureau, an active Farm Bureau member or by the employer of the CCA. Other agricultural groups may nominate CCAs, but the county Farm Bureau president must sign the nomination form.Farmers and their service people strive to make the best economically and environmentally sound cropping decisions. Increasing farm size, complex management options and more complex regulations mean farmers rely more on the advice of CCAs. The CCA award program increases awareness of that relationship.Nomination materials and more information are available online at bit.ly/infbcca.Indiana Farm Bureau must receive the nomination by November 15, 2014. Questions should be directed to Bob Cherry, 317-692-7809, or Quentin Rund, 800-387-1283. Home Indiana Agriculture News CCA nominations sought by Indiana Farm Bureaucenter_img Previous articleMidday UpdateNext articleClosing Comments Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter About Indiana Farm BureauSince 1919, Indiana Farm Bureau has protected the livelihood, land, equipment, animals and crops of Hoosier farmers. We are the state’s largest general farm organization and a farmer’s strongest advocate. IFB works diligently to ensure a farmer’s very right to farm, because agriculture is so vital to Indiana’s economy. Learn more at www.infarmbureau.org. SHARElast_img read more

first_imgSource: Ag Gateway Ceres Solutions Official Receives Top Honors Facebook Twitter Dennis Daggett of ProAg (left) presents the top leadership award to Randy Fry of Ceres Solutions Cooperative.At its annual conference last week, AgGateway honored individuals and companies that are advancing electronic connectivity efforts in agriculture and related industries, thereby expanding the use of information to maximize efficiency and productivity.  Randy Fry, Data Process and Information Systems Manager with Ceres Solutions Cooperative, received AgGateway’s Ron Storms Leadership Award, the organization’s top honor. The award recognizes repeated, outstanding efforts by an AgGateway volunteer member in promoting collaboration among AgGateway teams and advancing initiatives to enable eConnectivity. In presenting the award, former Ron Storms recipient Dennis Daggett of ProAg described Fry as a driving force and champion of the AgGateway mission, both inside and outside the organization.“Randy leads by example – with true conviction and heart,” Daggett said. “He has a ‘get it done’ attitude to move things forward. He is a true believer in AgGateway standards, and why the industry benefits as companies implement connections using those standards.”Fry has served on AgGateway’s Operational Board and in leadership positions for the Seed Council and Automatic Identification Data Capture (AIDC) Task Force. Most recently, he led the effort to create an informational video on barcoding in seed and ag retail operations, and has a column on overcoming objections to electronic implementation and barcoding in AgGateway’s November newsletter.AgGateway also presented its annual AgGateway in Action Awards. Recipients are chosen by the leadership within various council segments, recognizing individuals who have moved connectivity efforts forward in the current year. The 2017 winners include Jeff Griffeth of Co-Alliance, presented by the Ag Retail Council; Steve Daigle of Elemica, the Allied Providers Council; Robert Kovalsky of The Mosaic Co., the Crop Nutrition Council; Mike Glidden of JR Simplot, the Crop Protection Council; Scott Nieman of Land O’ Lakes, the Grain & Feed Council; Dick Moore of Red Wing Software, the Precision Ag Council; Randy Fry of Ceres Solutions, the Seed Council; and Donald Green of Crop Production Services, the Specialty Chemical Council.Barcoding Inc. was recognized by the Operational Board with an AgGateway in Action Company Award for its contributions this year. The company was praised for its leadership on the AIDC Task Force, for its role in helping companies articulate and promote the value of eConnectivity, and for its work in AgGateway’s communications and social media initiatives.In addition, President & CEO Wendy Smith gave the 2017 President’s Award to Jeremy W. Wilson, Technology Specialist at Crop IMS. Smith described Wilson as a tireless AgGateway advocate who “presents our message and the results of our work to many audiences, stressing with them the importance of standards and implementing eConnectivity.” Wilson is active on AgGateway’s precision agriculture teams, and recently helped conduct a successful grain traceability proof-of-concept on his farm in Olney, Ill.AgGateway’s Annual Conference drew international business and IT professionals from across the industry. AgGateway extends its thanks to the many generous conference sponsors, including Titanium Sponsors: AGDATA, Monsanto, F4F (Part of Proagrica); Gold Sponsors: BASF, The Mosaic Co., WinField United; Silver Sponsors: AGCO, Brandt, Crop Production Services, Dow AgroSciences, EFC Systems, John Deere, Rosen’s Diversified, Syngenta; and Conference Sponsors: ACS, AgCIO Roundtable, AgVantage Software, ARMtech Insurance Services, Barcoding Inc., Bayer CropScience, CF Industries, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, DXC.technology, GROWMARK, Key Cooperative, Software Solutions Integrated (SSI), SST Software (agX), Wilbur-Ellis, and XS Inc. SHARE SHAREcenter_img By Gary Truitt – Nov 15, 2017 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Ceres Solutions Official Receives Top Honors Previous articleMonsanto, Farm Groups Suing California Over GlyphosateNext articleU.S. Ethanol Production Remains Strong Gary Truittlast_img read more