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How I think property investors can profit from house price falls

first_img Property investors aren’t having a great time of it right now, with a number of real estate shares crashing. Housebuilders are having a tough time too, with share prices falling across the sector.The latest news on house prices has added gloom to the mix too. According to Nationwide, UK house prices fell in May by the largest amount since the financial crisis, 1.7%. Bank of England mortgage figures look bad too. April saw approval ratings down 80% on February.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 I have to stop and think there for a minute. Are property investors in the least bit surprised? The Covid-19 lockdown pretty much brought a halt to mortgage applications, and the level of house sales has been restricted. In the circumstances, a 1.7% fall in house prices shows remarkable resilience to me. We could have seen a collapse, but all we’ve suffered is a relatively minor dip.Looking at the events of the last month or two tells us nothing about long-term prospects for property investors. And the long term is where investors should be looking.Shares in real estate investment trust (REIT) British Land Company were coming back last time I looked in late April. But investors wanting a second bite of the cherry got the chance when the price dipped again. The recovery looks on again now, getting a boost from delayed results on 27 May. The key thing for me with stocks like this is liquidity, and I see no problems. The company reported “£1.3bn undrawn facilities and cash with no requirement to refinance until 2024“. Debt is low too, with a loan-to-value ratio of 34%.A REIT I’d buy, and one I’d avoidSince a low in early April, British Land shares have climbed 45%. But they’re still down 29% since the start of 2020, and I still see a long-term buy for property investors.British Land investors have had an easy time compared to Intu Properties shareholders. Intu shares are down a scary 72% this year, but they are showing signs of recovery. The price has more than doubled since it’s bleakest point of the year, but there’s still a long way to go. Worryingly, Intu’s loan-to-value ratio stood at 68% at year-end. The company is struggling to take in its rents, so there’s a cash squeeze too. I’d stand back from this one.Should property investors buy housebuilders?Another approach for property investors is through housebuilders. As one example, I’ve seen Taylor Wimpey as undervalued for some time now. Taylor Wimpey has suspended its dividend, but I see that as exercising an abundance of caution. It’s actually something I’d like to see companies doing more often, as far too many keep paying out the cash until it’s too late.Taylor Wimpey shares did lose nearly half their value in the early days of the crash. But they’ve recovered strongly to stand just 18% down year-to-date. I see that as a vote of confidence from property investors.I think the UK’s other big housebuilders are good long-term buys now too. And I reckon we’re in a good spell for property investors. 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. 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. How I think property investors can profit from house price falls Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Comienzan labores de limpieza en Misisipi después de huracán Isaac

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Obreros del servicio eléctrico reparan los daños dejados por el huracán Isaac a lo largo de una carretera en Waveland, Misisipi, el 31 de agosto de 2012. Foto de REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger[Diócesis de Misisipi, Gautier] Clérigos episcopales a lo largo de la costa de Misisipi convienen en que la devastación causada por el huracán Isaac podría haber sido mucho peor.Desde Pascagoula a Bay St. Louis, a lo largo de una faja de 80  kilómetros de largo, las seis iglesias costeras de Misisipi  recibieron pocos daños del huracán de categoría 1 que inundó de lluvia la costa del Golfo entre el 28 y el 30 de agosto.“Nos sentimos muy felices de informar que todas nuestras iglesias quedaron intactas al paso del huracán Isaac”, dijo el obispo de la Diócesis de Misisipi, Duncan Gray, III.San Pedro del Mar [St. Peter’s by-the-Sea] en Gulfport experimentó los peores problemas cuando el agua penetró en el salón parroquial el 30 de agosto en medio del embate de la lluvia.Una excavadora descarga escombros de la tormenta en un camión de volquete en la carretera 90 cerca de la entrada de la base Keesler de la Fuerza Aérea en Biloxi. Las labores de limpieza andan a toda marcha hoy en la costa de Misisipi. Foto de Scott Lenoir“Contamos con unos 40 voluntarios con aspiradoras de líquido que vinieron y sacaron de 5 a 7 centímetros de agua”, dijo el Rdo. Scott Williams, diácono de San Pedro, que coordinó al equipo de trabajo.Aunque la costa de Misisipi no experimentó los mismos daños e inundaciones que algunas partes de Luisiana, centenares de residentes aún se encontraban desplazados en albergues debido a interrupciones en el fluido eléctrico, los intensos vientos y las lluvias torrenciales que dieron lugar a inundaciones en viviendas y empresas situadas en zonas bajas cerca de las playas y a lo largo de varios ríos.El nivel de precipitaciones en la costa varió de 25 a 43 centímetros.Antes de la tormenta, la Rda. Carol  Spencer, presidenta del equipo de trabajo diocesano para enfrentar desastres naturales, avisó a todas las congregaciones que “esperaran lo mejor y se prepararan para lo peor”.“Nuestro equipo de trabajo se mantuvo en comunicación con cada uno”, dijo Spencer, diácona de la catedral episcopal de San Andrés [St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral] en Jackson, Misisipi. “Fuimos afortunados de contar con dos miembros del equipo de trabajo presentes en la costa que pudieron reportar de primera mano lo que sucedió”.Spencer calcula que entre la oficina diocesana y los miembros del equipo de trabajo, al menos se hicieron tres llamadas a cada una de las congregaciones de la costa del Golfo antes y durante la tormenta.La Rda. Cathy Halford, diácona episcopal y coordinadora de cuidado pastoral para el equipo de trabajo, se asoció con Beneficencias Católicas [Catholic Charities] de Jackson para responder a peticiones de suministros de personas que estaban pasando la tormenta en el Coliseo de Misisipi [Mississippi Coliseum] en Jackson.Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales Episcopal ha estado en disposición de prestar asistencia mientras los equipos diocesanos puedan evaluar la situación.“En cada paso del camino, Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales se mantuvo al tanto de nuestro trabajo y de las necesidades que teníamos”, dijo Spencer. “También apreciamos las muchas llamadas que recibimos de diócesis de toda la nación que estaban al tanto de nosotros. Seguiremos supervisando las necesidades de las iglesias y de su gente mientras se llevan a cabo las valoraciones y se expresan las necesidades”.Entre tanto, en una conferencia de prensa televisada para toda la nación el 1 de septiembre, Janet Napolitano, la Secretaria de Seguridad Nacional, le garantizó a los residentes de la costa de Misisipi que la Agencia Federal de Control de Emergencias  llevaría a cabo campañas de limpieza y de ayuda.A la conferencia de prensa, que tuvo lugar en el cuartel de bomberos No. 1 de Bay St. Louis, asistió el alcalde Les Fillingame. “Nuestra mayor información parte del acontecer de esta tormenta y de los daños que no tenemos”, dijo Fillingame.– El Rdo. Scott Lenoir, director de The Mississippi Episcopalian y miembro del equipo de trabajo para enfrentar desastres naturales, se encuentra en la costa de Misisipi para informar de primera mano acerca de los estragos ocasionados por Isaac.Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Comienzan labores de limpieza en Misisipi después de huracán Isaac Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Por Scott LenoirPosted Sep 6, 2012 last_img read more

Churches coordinate relief efforts in South Sudan’s protracted conflict

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA By Matthew DaviesPosted May 15, 2015 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Sudan & South Sudan Rector Tampa, FL Churches coordinate relief efforts in South Sudan’s protracted conflict An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Food supplies distributed by SUDRA include maize, beans, cooking oil, salt and other essentials. Photo: SUDRA[Episcopal News Service] As the violent conflict in South Sudan continues into its 17th month, the Episcopal Church in the war-ravaged country and its global partners remain steadfast in their commitment to providing immediate relief to the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people and to the ultimate goal of peace and reconciliation.“Amid conflict and tribulation, God cannot forget his people regardless of their disobedience,” the Rev. Joseph El-hag Abe Natana, general manager of the Sudanese Development and Relief Agency (SUDRA), told Episcopal News Service as the United Nations reported that more than 300,000 people are without “life-saving” aid in Unity State, along the border between Sudan and South Sudan, after heavy fighting has forced international aid agencies to withdraw.“God always raises expectations with a message of hope that he will deliver his people. Hence, the humanitarian response, prayers and lobbying by many nations and people for peace, both regionally and internationally, is seen as God’s care, support and intervention,” said Natana, a priest of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan.South Sudan became the world’s newest nation in July 2011, when it seceded from the north in a referendum on independence following almost half a century of civil war.But a separate conflict erupted in December 2013 after South Sudan President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup.While the conflict began from a political dispute within the ruling party, it quickly morphed into tribal warfare between the Dinka, allied primarily with Kiir, and the Nuer with Machar, now a rebel leader.Despite several attempts at brokering peace between the two leaders, fighting has continued, and more than 1.5 million people remain internally displaced and in desperate need of humanitarian aid.SUDRA helps to coordinate food rations for the internally displaced. Photo: SUDRAIn response to the current crisis, Anglican agencies and affiliated groups are supporting SUDRA, the relief and development arm of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan, in providing emergency food to help internally displaced people throughout the south, particularly vulnerable children, women and the elderly. Food supplies include maize, beans, cooking oil, salt and other essentials.The Anglican Alliance – which connects and strengthens the development, relief and advocacy activities of churches, agencies and networks of the Anglican Communion – recognizes SUDRA as the lead agency and primary partner for the church’s coordinated response to the conflict in South Sudan.Episcopal Relief & Development is one of SUDRA’s long-standing partners, and continues to support its work in addressing the growing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, especially in reviewing emergency assessments, planning program activities, preparing reports as well as conducting audits and evaluations.Nagulan Nesiah, senior program officer for disaster response and risk reduction for Episcopal Relief & Development, said that the Anglican Alliance’s efforts in mobilizing all Anglican partners to support a coordinated process “has improved disaster response efforts by providing a way to consolidate funds donated by various partners to support a comprehensive strategy.”Episcopal Relief & Development continues to work with SUDRA on strengthening disaster risk preparedness and response. It was among 12 Anglican agencies that together developed the “Pastors and Disasters” toolkit, a resource designed to improve disaster response efforts within the Anglican relief and development community.“The situation in South Sudan continues to intensify,” said Nesiah. “Episcopal Relief & Development is grateful for the partnership with SUDRA and the Anglican Alliance as it continues to support the church’s ministry to care for underserved communities and people impacted by the ongoing crisis.”Natana identified SUDRA’s priorities as providing emergency relief food, prayer and counseling, peace building and rehabilitation, and psychosocial support programs to the tens of thousands of internally displaced people. “These people are destitute and vulnerable, they need humanitarian assistance,” especially the children, women and the elderly, he said.He praised the support and coordinating work of the Anglican Alliance that “has enabled SUDRA to be more effective in providing relief and support to internally displaced people throughout South Sudan.“Global partnership is paramount because the crisis has not ended,” he said. “More fighting and displacement continues that demands relief delivery, peace building, lobbying and advocacy for a peaceful South Sudan.”The U.S.-based Episcopal Church has long-standing partnerships with the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, through companion diocese relationships, Episcopal Relief & Development programs, the advocacy work of the Office of Government Relations, and the support and solidarity of the Office of Global Relations.Current companion relationships include Albany (New York) with the Province of Sudan; Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) with Kajo Keji; Chicago with Renk; Indianapolis with Bor; Missouri with Lui; Rhode Island with Ezo; Southwestern Virginia with the Province of Sudan; and Virginia with the Province of Sudan.Partnerships also exist through various networks such as the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan and Hope With South Sudan.“As brothers and sisters in the body of Christ, we remain committed to supporting the people of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan as they work to deliver relief to the suffering South Sudanese, while at the same time working for peace with justice,” said the Rev. Ranjit K. Mathews, officer for global relations and networking for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. “There are a number of strong diocesan relationships between The Episcopal Church and the ECSSS and they will continue to be a place where information is shared, and more importantly where prayer and solidarity is offered.”AFRECS is providing emergency relief to several Sudanese bishops whose displacement from their dioceses has resulted in their relocation, both within South Sudan and to neighboring countries, “leaving them with virtually no resources with which to support themselves and their families or to extend pastoral care to their dispersed congregations and clergy,” Richard Parkins, executive director of AFRECS, told ENS.While the security situation in Juba, the nation’s capital, is relatively stable, border regions such as the oil-rich Upper Nile and Kadugli are heavily impacted by conflict, as well as the destabilizing efforts of the Khartoum government in the north.AFRECS has been helping to fund the work of Bishop Andudu Elnail as he recruits and trains pastors in the Diocese of Kadugli “where the people of the Nuba Mountains continue to live in fear because of Khartoum’s ongoing assault on the Nuba people,” Parkins said.A pilot project of peace building in Bor (Upper Nile), a region that has experienced some of the most painful suffering resulting from intertribal conflict, will begin in late May. The project is a collaboration between the Anglican Alliance, U.K. and U.S. church partners and the Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Commission of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan.AFRECS, along with other U.S. partners, also is helping to support peace and reconciliation initiatives in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, home to thousands of refugees who have the same tribal identities of those who fight each other in South Sudan, Parkins explained. “These efforts are designed to test the means of bringing warring factions together with the hope that reconciliation formed in the camp will provide a model for what might be accomplished in South Sudan when peace initiatives can be realistically carried out,” he said.The South Sudan Council of Churches, an ecumenical movement that brings together the country’s various Christian denominations, has pressed for a place at the negotiating table but found its pleas for a ceasefire and an end to the suffering largely ignored, Parkins explained. Meanwhile, AFRECS and other partners in the United States and the United Kingdom “continue to encourage peacemaking efforts as a means of bringing hope to a war-weary nation where thousands are suffering and held hostage to the intransigence of the government leaders and their rebel adversaries.”One consequence of a decades-long civil war between the north and south followed by an internal conflict fueled by political differences “has been the emergence of a culture of violence that is not tied to the tribal/ethnic war that has occupied so many parts of South Sudan, but which results in violent expressions of revenge and retaliation among other tribes and subtribes,” he added. “This proliferation of violence could seriously frustrate future peacemaking efforts. This situation also makes the end of fighting all the more urgent.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

Representative Judy Chu at All Saints Church

first_imgFaith & Religion News Representative Judy Chu at All Saints Church From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 8:01 pm Congresswoman Judy Chu will be in the Rector’s Forum at All Saints Church on Sunday, April 19 at 10:15 a.m. to talk about her efforts in Congress to protect women’s health access and reproductive rights.On January 21, Congresswoman Judy Chu introduced the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) in the House of Representatives in an effort to take the offensive against state laws that curb a woman’s legal right to abortion, saying, “Our laws should put women’s health and safety first – not politics.”For information call (626) 796-1172. All Saints Church is at 132 North Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, directly across Euclid from City Hall. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Health Minister confirms Letterkenny General Hopital is 10% over budget

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Health Minister confirms Letterkenny General Hopital is 10% over budget Pinterest By News Highland – October 2, 2015 Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Facebook Twitter Health Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that Letterkenny General Hospital is 10% over budget once again, but acknowledged that the demand and workload at the hospital has also increased.Minister Varadkar made his comments in an address to staff at the hospital, after he opened new catering and laboratory facilities last evening.Speaking afterwards to Highland Radio News, he said he would rather be using extra cash to enhance services rather than tackle deficits:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/leofri.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleOver three quarters of drivers in Donegal summonsed to court over penalty points not convictedNext articleAudio Update: Letterkenny Mayor calls for more CCTV in Town Park following report of girl being approached News Highland WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

‘Legends of Soul’ at studio 116 Saturday

first_img Alonzo Russell will be back at studio 116 in downtown Brundidge Saturday night by popular demand.Alonzo Russell is a seasoned performer who brings music legends to life. He will be the featured performer at studio 116 in downtown Brundidge Saturday night. Show time is 7:30. His “Legends of Soul” performance will include Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, Barry White, Otis Redding, Marvin Gay and Percy Sledge selections.Russell wooed the audience when he brought Sam Cooke to the studio stage several weeks ago. On Saturday night, Russell’s Legends of Soul performance will again highlight Sam Cooke, the “inventor” of soul but will also include Marvin Gay, Otis Redding, Barry White, Wilson Pickett and Percy Sledge.Sara Dismukes, studio 116 co-director, said Russell has a beautiful voice and brings heart and soul to the stage every time he performs. Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Published 11:00 pm Thursday, May 30, 2013 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article ‘Legends of Soul’ at studio 116 Saturdaycenter_img Latest Stories “Alonzo’s Sam Cooke performance was outstanding,” Dismukes said. “The audience didn’t want him to stop singing. We are excited to have him back at studio 116 Saturday night.”Russell has a strong background in musical performance. Originally from Chicago, he started dinner shows in Gary, Indiana and on the Southside of Chicago that featured the music of Sam Cooke.“I’ve always been a fan of Sam Cooke but the more I read about him and learned to understand him, the bigger fan I became,” Russell said. “My sole goal is to bring back to the forefront the music from Sam Cooke’s era. I want to introduce the legends, from Sam Cooke to Elvis, to the younger generation. I want to edu-tain the audience. I want them to remember – to learn about music history and enjoy the sounds of Motown – to provide the community with that opportunity.” Russell said he will begin his performance at studio 116 with Cooke’s music from 1957 until his death in 1964.“And, I’ll do the music of artists who came after him,” he said. “Marvin Gay, Barry White, to name a few. I’ll end with Percy Sledge’s ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’ and I’ll remind everyone not to wait until it’s too late to tell someone that you love them. Tell them now, while you can.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Brundidge body builder competes in Vulcan Classic Buddy Carter competed in the Vulcan Classic Body Building Competition in Birmingham Saturday and brought home a first place trophy… read more Skip By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Particle Acceleration in the Presence of Weak Turbulence at an X-Type Neutral Point

first_imgWe simulate the likely noisy situation near a reconnection region by superposing many 2D linear reconnection eigenmodes. The superposition of modes on the steady state X-type magnetic field creates multiple X- and O-type neutral points close to the original neutral point and so increases the size of the non-adiabatic region. We study test particle trajectories of initially thermal protons in these fields. Protons become trapped in this region and are accelerated by the turbulent electric field to energies up to 1 MeV in time scales relevant to solar flares. Higher energies are achieved due to the interaction of particles with increasingly turbulent electric and magnetic fields.last_img read more

Towering ambition

first_imgSilaja Suntharalingam and Christopher Whalen meet the man behind Oxford’s bid to become the 2008 European Capital of Culture “I’ve never had an aspiration to strive for second best. I believe in going to win and I believe in trying to be best.” Were we listening in on grand plans of world domination or the aspirations of the next Olympic gold medallist? No, this was simply PR babble from our man from the council, Joe Simpson. Oxford’s coordinator of the bid to become European Capital of Culture 2008 shared his vision with Cherwell. “It’s about putting invention and innovation centre stage,” says Simpson who sees the strength of Oxford’s bid as coming from its people, rather than its architecture. He says the city inspires “every generation that comes through the place to make a difference.” Unlike the offers required to get into the prestigious university, 3Bs are good enough for Simpson – Books, Business and Bioscience. The bid will focus on Oxford’s cultural lead in these three spheres. “Find me a Booker Prize shortlist that doesn’t have an Oxford author on it. Compare this with south Tyneside: its Catherine Cookson country. That’s the one literary talent that south Tyneside has produced.” He goes on, “If, forty years ago, you said that this university would be at the centre of business creativity, people would have laughed at you.” Now the joke is on the cynics. In terms of bioscience, Simpson points out that the University has nurtured “thirty millionaires courtesy of the spin-offs in science” – a vast improvement on the situation twenty years ago. This is why “Oxford is a jewel that is worth celebrating.” Simpson sees this accolade as a recognition of existing cultural prowess, rather than an excuse for “ghastly” urban regeneration, such as that promised by rival bidder Newcastle-Gateshead. On this criterion alone, he believes Oxford can swipe the prize from under the noses of other competitors. Speaking of this opposition, he says, “Consider it from the position of the consumer: what would you like to do? Would you like to go and see something that is excellent, or would you like to see something that is a bit third-rate? Imagine the first people you are going to tell this decision to. I just find it unbelievable that Blair would say to Chirac, ‘It’s Bradford”. Not happy to sit back and let the dreaming spires alone wow the judges, Mr Simpson hopes to use the lead up to the bid to add a fresh slant to the city’s existing culture. Simpson cited the example of the Saïd Business School – where he chose to launch the bid – to explain his philosophy. He hopes to make Oxford reassess its “not always inclusive environment”, symbolised by its introspective quadrangles, towards a more all-embracing, outward-looking atmosphere such as that conveyed by the Saïd’s glass frontage. Whilst Britain’s cynical media would argue that Oxford will never escape its enclosed world of fantasy, Mr Simpson sees it as a simple process based around the question of access. By starting a “park and glide” system using the city’s waterways, he seeks to capitalize on the hitherto under-developed east and west sides beyond the tourist trapping trinity of the High Street, St Aldate’s and Broad Street. In theory, his vision for the city is rather attractive. In practice, the plans do not hold much water. The “dirty back yard” of the west side beyond the station could, apparently, with sensitive treatment become the “jewel” of the city. With these plans, Simpson would seem to be contradicting his own views, suggesting that instead of celebrating and enhancing the already well developed cultural centre of the city, tourists should instead be ferried towards its periphery. Will the appeal of a poor imitation mini-Venice stay afloat? In many ways, development of the east and west sides is the only way in which Oxford can progress culturally without opposition. Yet after his first-hand experience with the doomed Millennium project, Mr Simpson stresses that Oxford will not be putting all its jewels in one casket with this bid. “What we are talking about are some new uses and enhancements for the buildings. This is a project which is predicated around celebrating creativity, not celebrating building construction.” Improving the access to and use of the existing architectural gems would be greeted with open arms by both locals and tourists. Yet his vague unwillingness to discuss specific strategies suggests that these aspirations will merely remain a twinkling in Mr Simpson’s eye. “Imagine”, “Inspire” and “Innovate”: not the names of Calvin Klein’s latest range of fragrances, but the hollow keywords around which the bid is focused. Grounding these vague ideas in reality before they float past the dreaming spires themselves will be Simpson’s hardest task. If Oxford is marketed with these household labels, the city’s magical mystique, which Simpson hopes to capture, will be dispelled. It seems that Simpson’s imagination may have taken a step too far when he dreamily invited us to “Come and join us on the journey!” It would have been as hard for us to leave our cosy tearooms as it will be for Oxford to change its deep-rooted outlooks. If Simpson’s hot air balloon ever gets off the ground, it will only too soon be burst by Oxford’s stubborn spires. ARCHIVE: 1st Week MT2003last_img read more

BECKER, FREDERICK A.

first_imgA funeral service was held April 16 for Frederick A. Becker, 94, of Secaucus. He passed away April 10 at the Hudson Regional Hospital. Born in Secaucus, Frederick was a lifelong resident. He was a pig farmer for many years before working in the trucking industry. Predeceased by his wife, Dolores (Muszynski) Becker, and his brothers Charles and Otto Becker, he is survived by his sons Thomas and wife Shirley and Donald Becker. He is also survived by his five grandchildren Brian, Gwendolyn, Kimberly, Amy and Thomas Jr., as well as two great-grandchildren.Services arranged by the Mack Memorial Home, Secaucus.last_img read more

Reasons why you should enter Britain’s Best Loaf

first_imgIncredible Bakery CompanyIncredible Bitter and Aromatic Boule, Gluten Free winner 2018How have you marketed your win? We told everyone through our social media and website, and made a special leaflet for our wholesale and individual customers. We also sent press releases to the local media. We basically use it all the time – it’s with great delight we can say our loaf won.How did your customers react? Our posts about winning were shared far and wide, and we believe it has drawn people to our brand who otherwise wouldn’t have known about us.How has the win impacted sales? Since we started we have seen an increase of sales year on year.Have you gained new business as a result of the win? It is difficult to quantify if business has been won solely on the basis of the award. However, the award gave us more credibility with members of the public in general and, as a result of that, we have probably got more business.What would you say to someone considering entering? Just do it – you won’t regret it. Winning such a prestigious prize is priceless, and having your company recognised by the industry experts is a seal of approval. Joe’s BakeryEaster Bread, Innovation winner 2018How have you marketed your win? We posted the win on our social media accounts, on our website, and on a local traders’ Facebook group. We also had articles in the two local community magazines. And we made a display of the trophy, certificate and photos in our shop window.How did your customers react to the win? Very positively. We had a lot of congratulations and comments about how we deserved the win.How has the win impacted sales? The winning product was a seasonal line, so we are just about to put it back into production now.Have you gained new business as a result of the win? It is difficult to attribute the sales increase directly to the win, but sales have remained very healthy.What would you say to someone considering entering the competition? Give it a go! It involves a bit of effort but the benefits from winning make it very worthwhile, not just the sales but staff satisfaction and pride as well. Also, entering the competition makes everybody involved think seriously about the quality of bread they are making and raises ideas for improvement. British Baker is once again delighted to be running Britain’s Best Loaf – a competition that can deliver real benefits to your business.If you produce a loaf that could be a winner in one of five categories – Gluten Free, Innovation, Sourdough, White or Wholegrain – then we want to know about it.The 2019 Britain’s Best Loaf competition, sponsored by Craggs & Co, takes place at the Farm Shop & Deli Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 8 April.Judged by a panel of leading industry figures, it is a great chance for bakers to showcase their skills and the quality of their work to peers and potential customers.“Winning such a prestigious prize is priceless, and having your company recognised by industry experts is a seal of approval,” says Valeria Mizuno-Turner, co-owner of the Incredible Bakery Company, which won last year’s Gluten Free category with its Incredible Bitter and Aromatic Boule.We asked previous winners to tell us what success on the competition had meant to them, and how it had benefited their business – see below.Bakers interested in taking part in this year’s contest should visit the website britainsbestloaf.co.uk for more information and to enter online. The deadline for entries is 11 March, and there is an entry fee of £20+VAT for each product.The Farm Shop & Deli Show is being held from 8-10 April 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham, and will once again offer a fantastic selection of products from local and regional suppliers.Winners’ stories:The developers of some of last year’s winning loaves explain what the competition success has meant for them and their businesses.FoodhavenWhite Seeded Sourdough: Britain’s Best Loaf winner 2018How have you marketed your win? We have created posters for our shops and got very good coverage on radio and local press.How did your customers react to the win? Our customers have always enjoyed our bread and our products are priced very competitively. This has not always worked in our favour – people often think they need to pay a lot for a quality product. The award gave our customers a feelgood factor by endorsing their decision.How has the win impacted sales? Our sales have increased by about 7% year on year since the win.What would you say to someone considering entering the competition? In our case it takes no additional effort other than the trip to Birmingham to drop off the samples. We don’t do anything different for the competition – we make the same loaf for our shops.center_img Luke Evans BakerySmall Country Grain: Wholegrain winner 2018How have you marketed your win? We did some local PR at the time, which gave us some great coverage. We use it with potential customers when we approach them.How did your customers react to the win? They were pleased they were able to stock Britain’s best wholegrain loaf.How has the win impacted sales? It has enabled us to do more marketing and have something to be proud of. One of the best things that came from it was the pride of the bakers themselves. We did a PR piece on them with a photo and they loved it – it was great for morale.Have you gained new business as a result of the win? Very likely, but it’s difficult to pin down. We always mention it at the time to a new customer.What would you say to someone considering entering the competition? It is definitely worth doing. It gives you, as a business, something to talk about. It also gives your customers something to be proud to have on their shelves, and gives them something to talk about. And it’s great for staff morale.last_img read more