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Is now the time to buy these FTSE 100 oil stocks?

first_img Dan Peeke | Monday, 12th October, 2020 | More on: BP RDSB 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Like just about every sector in the world, oil stocks plummeted as a result of this year’s market crash. Since then, the share price of two of the FTSE 100’s biggest companies has followed a similar path.Both Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) and BP (LSE: BP) took a hit in mid-March, before a rise at the end of the month. Aside from a shared spike on June 8th, the competing oil stocks have been on a relatively consistent downturn since then.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…But is this an opportunity to buy cheap, or the start of something worrying?Which Oil Stock To Buy?On one hand, BP is making a lot of progress. Oil stocks could be hit massively by changing attitudes to climate change, so the company’s commitment to increasing low-carbon investments by 1,000% in the next 10 years and becoming carbon-neutral by 2050 are promising for the long term.On top of this, it plans to cut costs by $2.5bn by the end of 2021, with a halving of its dividend and the reduction of 10,000 jobs already having contributed to this. Its debt is also down by an impressive $10bn since Q1.Having said this, BP’s second-quarter earnings were, like most oil stocks, poor. In comparison to a $2.8bn profit during the same period a year earlier, the company reported a loss of $6.7bn. This is reflected in a share price reduction of 26% since the publication of its Q2 results, and a 56% reduction in the last 12 months.BP’s third-quarter trading update is just around the corner, so we’ll soon get an insight into the implications of a turbulent summer.Cash Flow PositiveLike BP, Royal Dutch Shell had a rough second-quarter, so its reported earnings paint a grim picture. A loss of more than $18bn and a $3bn debt increase between Q1 and Q2 2020 certainly didn’t help its share price. As a result, it has dropped by around 10% since the results were released, while it is down 56% over the last year, just like BP.Understandably, Paul Summers views Shell as a risk, but I’m a little more positive about the future of oil stocks and this FTSE 100 giant.  The company is doing well to reduce costs, including reducing its OPEX (operating expenditures: the day-to-day running of the company) by $1.1bn in comparison to Q1, and reducing its CAPEX (capital expenditures: long-term developments) by $1.4bn in the same period.This has helped contribute to a positive cash flow of $243m, with CEO Ben van Deurden providing the confident suggestion that its “high-quality integrated portfolio, disciplined execution and forward-looking strategy enable sustained competitive free cash flow generation.” The performance of oil stocks is always tough to predict, but Shell seems to be moving in the right direction. Its Q3 results will also be released at the end of October.On The WholeDespite the current decline in their share prices, both of these oil stocks seem like promising investments that are in good enough health to weather a potential second lockdown and recover well.However, with its commitment to green energy and a slightly steeper recent fall in share price, I think an investment in BP at this low price has the potential to provide better returns with more long-term safety than Shell.   Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Is now the time to buy these FTSE 100 oil stocks? Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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 Dan Peekelast_img read more

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Top British stocks I’d look to buy now with £1,500

first_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. jonathansmith1 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. The FTSE 100 has lagged stock markets elsewhere around the world. For example, US markets have pushed to all-time highs this year. In the UK, we haven’t seen such a move as of yet. This makes me think there are several British stocks that are undervalued at the moment. With that in mind, here are some of the top British stocks I’d look to buy.Where is the value at the moment?It’s easier to use top-down analysis to find where the top British socks are at the moment, in my opinion. This means I start at the broad level, and work down to the company level.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…For example, I think one area in the UK that could perform strongly going forward is travel and tourism. This is based on the fact that lockdowns are easing and vaccinations are allowing Covid-19 deaths to plummet. For the economy, I think that this allows consumers to increase spending on non-essentials. From here, I’d look at British stocks that fit the bill. I like Whitbread, owner of Premier Inn. I think demand could be strong for bookings this summer as people look to take trips away from home. It also owns restaurants and pubs that I feel could perform well this year on pent-up demand.Another example of a top British stock in this sector is International Consolidated Airlines Group. The company owns British Airways, along with other air carriers. I think this stock offers me a hedge in case travel abroad starts to take off. In that case, IAG should be well-placed to capture this traffic, especially via longer-haul flights.I think both these stocks offer me value at the moment given where the shares are trading versus a historical average.Spending £1,500 on top British stocksIf I had £1,500 ready to go, I’d split this between half a dozen stocks. Whitbread and IAG would be in there. I’d then look to pick some top British stocks that are more focused around dividend payments.For example, I recently wrote about Phoenix Group, a large UK insurance company. It currently has a dividend yield in excess of 6%, helped by the large cash generation from operations. If I think that my other stock picks could offer higher risk, then a stock like Phoenix should reduce this within my portfolio.That’s the benefit of not putting all of my eggs in one basket. I might really be convinced about the growth story behind Whitbread this summer. But if I put all my £1,500 into that one stock, I’m completely reliant on it. By adding an airline like IAG, along with dividend stocks like Phoenix, I can spread my risk without materially denting potential returns.Overall, I think there are plenty of top British stocks to get excited about at the moment. With the positive story around the economy, I can dive lower to find value at a company-specific level.center_img Top British stocks I’d look to buy now with £1,500 Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 27th May, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

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National Cathedral announces new canon pastor, director of programs

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted May 15, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing People AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Tags National Cathedral announces new canon pastor, director of programs The Rev. Kim Baker and Ruth Frey to join cathedral senior staff in July Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN [Washington National Cathedral] Two experienced Episcopal Church leaders will join the staff of Washington National Cathedral in July, the Very Rev. Gary Hall, Cathedral dean, announced today. The Rev. Kim Turner Baker, currently chaplain at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, will be canon pastor; Ruth Frey, currently director of continuing education at Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Chicago, will be director of programs.“Both Kim and Ruth have extensive experience in galvanizing church institutions to focus on the work that God is calling them to do,” said Hall. “I will count upon their leadership, their collaborative spirits, and their creativity as we at Washington National Cathedral continue working to play a meaningful role in our national life, engage with interfaith partners, and assess how we can help to meet some of the real needs of the city of Washington.”Working with Dean Hall as canon pastor, Baker’s duties will include the Cathedral’s outreach and Christian formation ministries. She will also build relationships with the schools on the Cathedral Close: Beauvoir, the National Cathedral School for Girls and St. Albans School. The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, who as Cathedral vicar leads the Cathedral’s worshiping community on Dean Hall’s behalf and represents the Dean in his absence, will also continue working with the Rev. Gina Campbell, director of worship, and Canon Michael McCarthy, director of music, on the Cathedral’s liturgical life.“I am looking forward to helping the Cathedral deepen relationships within the Close, the District of Columbia and the surrounding area,” said Baker, who is also eager to reinvigorate the Cathedral’s ministry within the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. “I am honored to be chosen as part of Dean Hall’s team, and I look forward to contributing my skills and experience to furthering the Cathedral’s mission particularly in the city of Washington.”Baker chairs the standing committee of the diocese, a position she held during the search that culminated with the election of the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde as bishop of Washington in 2010. She holds a bachelor degree from the University of Michigan, a juris doctor from Case Western Reserve University, and a master of divinity from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest.A veteran of Trinity Church Wall Street’s Clergy Leadership Project and a member of the Union of Black Episcopalians, Baker has led congregations in diverse communities across the church and has particular experience with historically African American and bilingual, English/Spanish congregations.As director of programs, Frey will direct the development and implementation of the Cathedral’s public education and arts programs working with Dean Hall and other senior staff. She will focus particularly on programs that facilitate theological reflection or that explore issues at the intersection of faith and current affairs.“Accepting this position marks my return to Washington National Cathedral after nearly twenty years away,” said Frey, who served as director of programs for the Cathedral’s College for Preachers from 1993 to 1996; she had also served as a program intern while in seminary. “I am thrilled to be coming back. I look forward to working with Dean Hall and the Cathedral staff, with partners in Washington, and with colleagues around the Church and across the world to continue innovative programs that will bring the mission of the Cathedral to life.”Frey holds a bachelor’s degree from Hobart & William Smith College and a master of divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. She has held a variety of positions in adult learning and higher education in Chicago and was the founding coordinator of the Chicago Consultation, a group of Episcopal and Anglican bishops, clergy, and lay people working for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. A longtime Education for Ministry program mentor, Frey has published widely in the fields of adult learning and currently serves as a faculty member for CREDO, a wellness program for Episcopal clergy and bishops.The Rev. Lyndon C. Shakespeare, who as director of program and ministry has overseen the Cathedral’s programmatic life and educational initiatives, will conclude his tenure in June as he works to complete his Ph.D. in theology, and further his vocational interests of working where the theological tradition of the Church meets the public sphere of politics, economics, and philosophy. In his time at the Cathedral, Shakespeare developed and coordinated the Cathedral’s Creation Care program year, as well as planned and participated in interfaith and public dialogue offerings. “We are grateful to Lyndon for the rich intellectual gifts he has brought to his work at the Cathedral and his rigorous theological perspectives on our ministry,” said Hall. “Our prayers and best wishes go with him as he explores new avenues for academic ministry.” Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

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Pilot Program Helps Parents and Troubled Children

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSOrange CountySNAP Program Previous articleWhen to Take Your Child to The ERNext articleBob Poe’s Campaign Gets Personal Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From The Orange County Website:Orange County was recently chosen by the Department of Juvenile Justice as a pilot site for SNAP (STOP NOW AND PLAN), an award-winning, evidence-based program that originated in Canada in the 1980s. The program is designed for boys ages 6 to 11 who are engaging in aggressive, anti-social behavior and have come into contact with authority figures at school or in the community.Orange County has fully embraced the program which is paying dividends to local families in crisis.“This is an important program for Orange County because there just aren’t many resources out there when it comes to dealing effectively with troubling juvenile behavior,” said Amber Minton, senior children’s services counselor at Orange County Youth & Family Services Division. “The key is to get a handle on emotions early and be able to manage impulses and correct behavior, and this program gives both the boys and their parents the tools they need to do this.”Orange County Youth and Family Services’ highly trained and experienced staff works with each family to assess challenges and problems and to develop appropriate action plans. There are two components – one for boys and another for parents – designed to prevent future anti-social behavior and reduce the chances of conflict with family, peers and authority figures.“We were excited when asked to pilot this program and thankful to Mayor Jacobs for bringing this to us and supporting it fully,” said Youth & Family Services Division Manager Tracey Salem. “The program serves as a non-judgmental support system whose goal is to keep these boys in school and out of trouble. Our goal is to deliver it to its full potential and make it a permanent service that all residents can benefit from.”Research has shown that the program leads to improved life outcomes for boys with fewer arguments at home, less school violence and bullying, more friends and fewer interactions with school principals. It improves parent-child relationships and emotional states by reducing stress and anxiety, reducing rates of depression, increasing overall happiness and improving self-confidence. It also changes development of a child’s brain by increasing activity in areas responsible for cognitive control and self-regulation.“The counselors have been incredible, and I would recommend this to other parents in a heartbeat,” said Jenny Jimenez Estrella. “As a mom, it has given me the support I need and helped my family immensely. It has been an amazing experience, being able to get better at solving problems and helping each other as a family unit.”Program participant Yvena Jean-Fils has been most impressed with how the program focuses on each individual in order to impart the knowledge needed to change negative patterns and behaviors.“It has made a big change in my son’s life. He is following rules at home and doing his homework all the time. I’m so grateful to Orange County for providing this,”Jean-Fils said.SNAP® services are completely free to youth and their families. Orange County Youth & Family Services receives funding ($159,000/year) for the SNAP® program from the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services/Department of Juvenile Justice. In addition to providing free services, families are fed healthy meals and snacks at each session. Sibling care and in-county transportation can also be provided, if needed.For more information on the SNAP® program, go here. Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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New Boarding Accommodation at The King’s School / Walters & C…

first_img Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803299/new-boarding-accommodation-at-the-kings-school-walters-and-cohen Clipboard Ramboll ArchDaily Save this picture!© Dennis Gilbert+ 27 Share CopyAbout this officeWalters & CohenOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsCanterburyEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on February 22, 2017Cite: “New Boarding Accommodation at The King’s School / Walters & Cohen” 22 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream New Boarding Accommodation at The King’s School / Walters & CohenSave this projectSaveNew Boarding Accommodation at The King’s School / Walters & Cohen New Boarding Accommodation at The King’s School / Walters & Cohen Acoustics: Contractor: Price & Myers Year:  Fanshawe Landscape Architect: Projects United Kingdom Hobbs Parker CopyHousing, Dorms•Canterbury, United Kingdom Skelly & Couch BREEAM: Structural And Civil Engineer:Price & MyersApproved Inspector:BRCS Building ControlFire Consultant:Fusion FireCdm Services:RMBStructural Engineer:Price & MyersCivil Engineer:Price & MyersCity:CanterburyCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dennis GilbertRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. In early 2014, Walters & Cohen won an invited competition to design new boarding accommodation for the school which was looking to increase pupil numbers and strengthen its co-educational balance by enhancing provision for girl boarders with an additional 50-60 places. Save this picture!© Dennis GilbertPhase 1 comprised the refurbishment of the Grade II listed Butterfield building and Master’s House to create boarding accommodation for 30 pupils of Kingsdown House, a new girls’ boarding House, and includes a common room, quiet study area, kitchen and ‘brew’ areas. This was completed in time for the new school year in 2015. Save this picture!© Dennis GilbertPhase 2 of the project recently completed, was the construction of a new building for older pupils of Kingsdown House. The site was acquired by The King’s School as part of a larger masterplan project; close to the existing campus, adjacent to the city wall and with fine views of the Cathedral, it offered the opportunity to create a new relationship and interaction between contemporary design and the historic setting. Different options were explored for the new building footprint, its position on site, height, composition and roofscape, in close consultation with Canterbury City Council, Historic England and members of the public. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Second Floor PlanThe design is of a gabled, two-storey building with rooms in the roof, accommodating 23 single study bedrooms, and housing the 6th form girls who require a more private and quiet setting to study for exams. A modest, single storey element connects to the Butterfield building with a frameless glass link joining them to the new accommodation building and allowing views out towards the city wall.Save this picture!© Dennis GilbertThe new building is clad in handmade clay tiles, drawing on local architecture and construction techniques, while the building’s elegant profile and gabled roof complement the features of its neighbours. The dormer windows allow additional rooms to be located in the roof without raising the height of the building. This was a crucial consideration in order not to intrude on the existing rooflines which form part of the historic setting. The use of clay tiles also allows the continuous stone plane of the Butterfield building, Master’s House and the street wall to retain its prominence.Save this picture!© Dennis GilbertThe landscape was conceived as an integral part of the design, offering spaces for study and socialising, with views towards the Cathedral. The design draws on the historic gardens beside the city wall and aims to revive the relationship between the two. It provides a series of connected external spaces of different character, allowing routes through, seating and a balance between soft and hard landscaping.Save this picture!© Dennis GilbertProject gallerySee allShow less”MethodKit for Cities” 105 Cards to Discuss and Plan the Future of our CitiesArticlesAD Classics: Acropolis of Athens / Ictinus, Callicrates, Mnesikles and PhidiasArchitecture ClassicsProject locationAddress:Canterbury, UKLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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New Statesman launches New Media Awards 2007

first_img The New Statesman is looking for new media technologies that have an impact on civic life. The emphasis on its 2007 New Media Awards is on accessibility, usability and interactivity.The categories for this year’s awards are:* Contribution to civic society* Modernising government* Elected representative* Education* Information and openness* Advocacy* Young Innovator Advertisement Howard Lake | 28 February 2007 | News New Statesman launches New Media Awards 2007 Tagged with: Awards Digital  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The judges “will be looking particularly at evidence of creative implementation of technology; a willingness to exploit the potential of new media; and an effort in making content as widely accessible as possible.”The latest nominations include IntelligentGiving.com, the Pavement magazine for homeless people, cultural diversity site World InfoZone, and social justice online newsletter Pambazuka News.Nominations close on 31 May 2007. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Duvall Testifies on Farmers Role in Climate Change

first_img Facebook Twitter Duvall Testifies on Farmers Role in Climate Change Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Feb 28, 2021 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Duvall Testifies on Farmers Role in Climate Change In testimony on climate change Thursday, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall asserted farmers are already part of the solution, contributing now to climate smart practices.Duvall spoke at a House Agriculture Committee hearing on climate change and the U.S. agriculture sector. He told lawmakers agriculture accounts for just ten percent of greenhouse gasses emitted in the United States, but agricultural productivity continues to grow.“Over the last two generations, we’ve been able to increase productivity 287 percent without using any more resources. Agriculture’s achievements in sustainability have happened because farmers are adopting new technologies and participating in voluntary, incentive-based conservation programs.”Duvall says U.S. farmers enthusiastically embrace new technologies, and more research will lead to more positive impact on the environment.“They’ve done everything from methane digesters on livestock farms to planting practices that result in less disruption of the soil. We are currently looking for partners to build on the achievements that we’ve already made. We’re working with land grant universities, policymakers and other partners. At American Farm Bureau, we look forward to continuing to find solutions for the challenges of the future.”Farm Bureau co-founded the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance to provide recommendations to lawmakers considering new climate policies, and the alliance has three main principals.“That first principal is to support voluntary market incentive-based policies, the second is to achieve science-based outcomes, and then to promote the resilience of our rural communities and help their economies better adapt to changes that are coming with climate. We hope the work and the recommendations of the alliance will ensure that our farmers and ranchers will be respected and supported as society pushes for climate smart practices.”Duvall says farmers are in a unique position to help.“Farmers are the first conservationists,” he explained. “We know our land better than anyone else does and we want to leave our land in better condition than what we found it in. We’ve been entrusted with it, we care about it, and it’s part of our lives each and every day.”Duvall added farmers want to protect the planet while feeding and clothing people in our world and promoting vibrant communities in rural America.Source: AFBF(AFBF Photo: AFBF President Zippy Duvall testifies before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in 2018) Previous articleUSTR Nominee Testifies Before Senate Finance CommitteeNext articleThe Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for March First, 2021 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Secret service detains three Polish journalists for 14 hours in Ingushetia

first_img RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News RSF_en Three journalists with the Polish television station TVP were arrested in Ingushetia on the night of 29 May by the Russian secret service, which confiscated videotapes containing the footage they had shot in Chechnya and other parts of the Caucasus. Reporters Without Borders condemns this news media blackout which Moscow has imposed on Chechnya. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 2, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Secret service detains three Polish journalists for 14 hours in Ingushetia News to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of three Polish public TV journalists by Russian secret service agents for 14 hours on the night of 29 May in the south eastern republic of Ingushetia. They had been in the region of a month and had been trying to interview Chechen leaders. Much of the video footage they had shot during the month was seized while they were held.”The Russian authorities have once again shown their determination to impose a complete news blackout on events in Chechnya by preventing foreign journalist from carrying out investigative work,” the press freedom organisation said.”We condemn the confiscation of the material they had filmed,” the organization said. “This behaviour constitutes a deliberate obstruction of access to information and a violation of article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. We point out that Russia is one of the 46 members of the Council of Europe and as such is supposed to respect the convention.”The three journalists, Mariusz Pilis, Marcin Mamon and cameraman Tomasz Glowacki, work for the Polish public TV corporation TVP and had been preparing a report on the northern Caucasus for TVPI, Poland’s leading public TV station.They were arrested in their hotel in Nazran on the evening of 29 May while waiting for a phone call from the Chechen capital of Grozny which they hoped would lead to interview with the Chechen president and deputy prime minister.They were taken to an interior ministry building and were interrogated separately by members of the Federal Security Bureau (FSB). Mamon, who has been in contact with TVP headquarters, said the Russians accused them of not having all the necessary papers for travelling in Ingushetia. The journalists insisted that their visas and press accreditation were valid for another three weeks.There were finally released after 14 hours of interrogation, whereupon they learned that in the meantime plain-clothes men had gone to the premises of a Polish humanitarian aid organization and took 18 videotapes which they had left there, and which contained material they had filmed in the past month, above all in Chechnya.The FSB claimed to know nothing about the confiscation of the videotapes. The three journalists stayed in Nazran to try to recover the material but the authorities “invited” them to leave Ingushetia on the evening of 31 May. They therefore went to Vladikavkaz in North Ossetia, where they are now, awaiting a Polish diplomat who was due to arrive there this afternoon. They told TVP they have they feeling they are being followed. Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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One Book One City in February for the City of Sierra Madre

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Jacqueline Winspear. Photo by JacquelineWinspear.comMaisie Dobbs has been chosen as the Sierra Madre Public Library 2014 One Book One City choice and an appearance by the author Jacqueline Winspear will highlight a month of exciting free programs at the Library.Winspear will speak on Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gooden School multi-purpose room.and will talk about her mystery novel featuring an extraordinary young woman living through epic times in World War I era England and France. A reception will follow the talk and copies of all the books in the Maisie Dobbs series will be available for purchase and signing by the author.2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and Winspear’s talk caps a month of programs with a World War I theme.Kickoff Event – Saturday, February 1, 2:00 p.m. at the Library• Children’s Airplane Flying Contest• Display of artifacts from World War I• Display of World War I award-winning poetry by Christopher “Kit” Adde• Teen Docents will feature virtual tours of Sierra Madre in the World War I period• Music from the eraEvents throughout the month• Tuesday, 2/4, 7 p.m. LibraryTravel in Time and Space. Immerse yourself in Maisie’s world with an armchair traveler’s tour of World War I life. Catherine Adde will take us away to Cambridge, London, an historic house in the English countryside and the battlefields of France where the story takes place• Monday, 2/10 7 p.m. Sierra Madre PlayhouseWings, the only silent film to win the Best Picture Oscar. Wings is an epic World War I action drama that features spectacular aerial sequences of vintage dog fighting and a romantic angle featuring its top-billed star Clara Bow.• Wednesday 2/ 12 at 7 p.m. LibraryFeatured Book Discussion – Everyone is welcome to attend a special discussion of Winspear’s book.• Thursday, 2/ 20 11 a.m., LibraryThird Thursday Book discussion• Wednesdays, February, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Teen Book Club will read Leviathan, a steam-punk novel with a World War I setting. Library basement• Friday 2/21, 7:00 p.m. LibraryFriends of the Library Wine Tasting. Actors dressed in the World War I period of Maisie Dobbs will mingle with the crowd. A signed copy of Maisie Dobbs will be featured as a silent auction item. Alverno Villa• Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gooden School multi-purpose roomAppearance and book signing by author Jacqueline Winspear.For more information, visit www.cityofsierramadre.com/departments/library. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Make a comment HerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Literary Arts One Book One City in February for the City of Sierra Madre From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 2:54 pm More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday January 13th

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday January 13th Facebook Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – January 13, 2021 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday January 13th:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/13news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Previous articleMother and Baby Home survivors right to identity must be respected – PringleNext articleMacSharry calls on Health Minister to do side-deal for more Covid vaccines News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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