Top UK shares for February 2020

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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. 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. Top UK shares for February 2020 Royston Wild: St. Modwen PropertiesThe release of full-year financials on Tuesday, February 4 could well light a fire under the St. Modwen Properties (LSE: SMP) share price.A steady stream of positive updates from across the housebuilding sector leads me to believe that a perky trading statement from St. Modwen Homes could be coming. Incidentally, sales volumes here jumped 25% last year, at the upper end of guidance. Investors should also look out for signs of a ‘Boris Bounce’ at the company’s Industrial & Logistics division in that forthcoming release.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…St. Modwen’s share price has risen roughly 20% over the past 12 months yet it still trades on a low forward PEG ratio of 0.9 times. I believe that this provides the scope for more meaty gains in the not-too-distant future.Royston Wild does not own shares in St. Modwen Properties.Rupert Hargreaves: Sirius Real EstateRecent trading updates from Sirius Real Estate (LSE: SRE) show that this company is firing on all cylinders. The operator of branded business parks in Germany has been struggling to keep up with tenants’ demand for new properties.In November, the firm announced that it would spend €170m on acquisitions to meet this demand. So far, management has deployed €98m of this capital. Further purchases are planned throughout 2020.Over the past six years, Sirius’s book value per share has grown at a compound annual rate of 10%, dragging the share price higher. A dividend yield of 3.6% has also boosted returns.It looks as if this trend is set to continue considering the company’s acquisition pipeline.Rupert Hargreaves does not own shares in Sirius Real Estate.Manika Premsingh: Fevertree Drinks  AIM-listed Fevertree Drinks (LSE: FEVR) saw a dramatic drop of 25%+ from the previous close in late January after it announced its trading update. There’s indeed room for disappointment here, but I believe the extent of share price fall is disproportionately high. Here’s why.The tonic maker’s UK sales might have declined in 2019, but the past year was exceptionally challenging for the UK. It’s hardly surprising that consumption spending was hit. Moreover, FEVR’s worldwide revenue is still up by almost 10%. The company’s also expecting lower earnings. But that’s an exception, not the rule. It’s reported healthy earnings increase in the past few years.I reckon the share price will start rising soon enough, making this a perfect time to buy the stock.    Manika Premsingh has no position in Fevertree Drinks Kevin Godbold: SageFTSE 100 company Sage (LSE: SGE) posted weaker earnings during 2018 and 2019 and the share price dropped back. But cash flow rose through the period, and the directors continued to push up the dividend a little each year.The well-known provider of integrated accounting, payroll, and payments solutions is engaged in a process of migrating its customers to its cloud-based solution and the transition is going well.This firm enjoys sticky earnings from its subscription business model, which powers cash inflow and the progressive dividend policy. I reckon the shares look set to break higher, perhaps during February and beyond.Kevin Godbold has no position in Sage.Edward Sheldon: Imperial BrandsMy top stock for February is tobacco giant Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB). At the time of writing, it trades on a forward-looking P/E ratio of 7.3 and sports a prospective dividend yield of 11%.There are a few reasons I believe Imperial looks interesting right now. Firstly, there are signs that value investing is coming back into focus. Given Imperial’s rock-bottom valuation, I think the stock could become more popular if the shift towards value persists. Secondly, sentiment towards the tobacco sector appears to be improving a little. Third, top-level directors continue to buy the stock, which indicates they’re confident about the future.Of course, there are risks to the investment case here. However, overall, I believe the risk/reward proposition is attractive.Edward Sheldon owns shares in Imperial Brands.Tezcan Gecgil: AvivaAviva (LSE: AV) offers life and general insurance along with asset management products and services. Its share price has continued to underwhelm over the past several years, putting it on the radar as both a value and yield play for me.The business provides investors with an enticing 7.3% dividend yield and the share price of about 410p throws up a trailing P/E ratio just over 7. On the other hand, the average industry P/E stands around 12. Many analysts are hopeful that 2020 will indeed be the year management further improves the balance sheet and puts the company en route to robust earnings growth.Tezcan Gecgil does not own shares in Aviva.Andy Ross: BAE SystemsAhead of full-year results coming during February, I think the BAE Systems (LSE: BA) share price should do well.Tensions in the Middle East are rising and this could drive up defence spending – especially in the US.The defence company has also announced major acquisitions, which could keep investor interest in the share high over the next couple of months. The biggest was the purchase of Collins Aerospace’s Military GPS business, for $1.9bn.The share price has been doing well over the last month and I expect that momentum to continue.Andy Ross does not own shares in BAE Systems.Roland Head: Rank GroupI’ve selected Rank Group (LSE: RNK) as my top pick for February. This FTSE 250 firm owns Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo, as well as several online operations.Rank shares have performed strongly in recent months. In January the company upgraded its profit guidance for the current year by 12% after reporting strong trading online and at Grosvenor Casinos.I’m also encouraged by recent director buying — chief executive John O’Reilly spent almost £200,000 on stock in November.The shares looks reasonably priced to me, on about 14 times forecast earnings. I reckon further gains are likely.Roland Head does not own shares in Rank Group.Kirsteen Mackay: Legal & GeneralInternational financial services company Legal & General (LSE:LGEN) has seen its share price rise over 21% in the past year.This £17bn FTSE 100 giant has a price-to-earnings ratio of 9 and earnings per share are 32p. It has a nice dividend yield of almost 5.5%.The Legal & General share price has increased by over 21% in the past year. I think this may be because of its high exposure to pensions and life insurance, both of which are increasingly popular as people live longer. It is also an innovator in the low-cost tracker fund space, which has been a popular alternative to buying individual stocks in uncertain times. Kirsteen does not own shares in Legal & General.Peter Stephens: Imperial BrandsWith a dividend yield of over 11%, Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB) could be an appealing stock for income-seeking investors. Although its recent updates have shown a mixed performance – especially from its next-generation products – it is forecast to produce net profit growth in the next financial year.The company’s plans to refresh its management team could bring a strategy change that causes a degree of instability in the short run. However, with a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 7, its risk/reward ratio appears to be highly attractive at a time when stock market sentiment is on the decline.Peter Stephens owns shares in Imperial Brands.Jonathan Smith: Fevertree DrinksThe Fevertree (LSE: FEVR) share price garnered a lot of coverage in January due to a disappointing trading update that saw the share price fall significantly. I see this as a good buying opportunity, with the share price at levels not seen in almost three years. Fundamentally, the business is still due to grow revenues by 10% year on year, and is seeing double-digit growth in the US and Europe. Even with sensitivity to the UK economy, this could act as a plus for the stock this year if a strong Brexit trade deal is pulled off.Jonathan Smith does not own shares in Fevertree.Paul Summers: Central Asia MetalsAIM-listed copper miner Central Asia Metals (LSE: CAML) may be worth a closer look. Shares in the mid-cap haven’t been on sparkling form of late, but better news on global growth and/or an improvement in relations between the US and China could see commodity prices rebound strongly.Moreover, the business appears to be ticking along nicely. In its latest operations report, management reflected on “another strong year of production” in which guidance for copper was exceeded. The company is also tackling its debt pile, repaying $36.1m over the course of 2019. CAML’s shares currently trade at 9 times forecast FY20 earnings and come with a chunky forecast 6.9% yield, covered 1.7 times by profits. The latter could be adequate compensation while (risk-tolerant) holders await a recovery in the share price.Paul Summers has no position in Central Asia Metals Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Motley Fool Staff | Saturday, 1st February, 2020 | More on: AV BA CAML FEVR IMB LGEN RNK SGE SMP SRE The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands 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” 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. See all posts by The Motley Fool Stafflast_img read more

Anglican Communion invited to first ever online debate

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion invited to first ever online debate Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide with access to the Internet have a chance to take part in what is thought to be the first ever cross-province webinar.Anglican Alliance, the platform that supports development, relief and advocacy across the Anglican Communion, is hosting the online debate on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Taking part in the event is Brazil’s Archbishop Mauricio Andrade, Burundi’s Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, and former U.N. Deputy General Secretary and former U.K. Africa Minister Baron Malloch-Brown.The organizers claim it “will be a chance for you to hear from leading Anglicans and to put forward your views in the discussion of the new goals for world development after 2015.”The online debate will last for an hour starting at 6 a.m. in Brasilia, Brazil, 10 a.m. in London, U.K.,  and 11 a.m. in Bujumbura, Burundi (5 a.m. Eastern Time). People who sign up to take part here will be able to send in their questions throughout the debate for the panel to answer.Anglican Alliance is holding this online debate as the world’s leaders prepare to agree the new goals for world development that will replace the Millenium Development Goals that end in 2015.The Alliance has already been part of the discussions about the future direction of world development through its participation in the discussions on “The World We Want” by the UNDP. Hundreds of Anglicans worldwide have already voted on the online ballot set up by the UNDP for new global priorities.  The UNDP highlighted the innovative work by the Church of Bangladesh to give women in rural areas a say in the global debate by organising a special paper ballot for them.For more information contact Anglican Alliance on [email protected] Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA By ACNS staffPosted Aug 30, 2013 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ center_img Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Anglican Communion Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

Casa Once Mujeres / Mathias Klotz

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Mathias Klotz Area Area of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Chile Photographs “COPY” Casa Once Mujeres / Mathias KlotzSave this projectSaveCasa Once Mujeres / Mathias Klotz Area:  486 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:   Roland HalbeText description provided by the architects. Casa Once Mujeres is a vacation home at Beranda. It stands on a site sloping down to Cachagua beach on the Pacific, 140 kilometers north of Santiago, Chile. The brief was to provide a second home laid out on three levels for a couple with eleven daughter whose ages range from four to twenty, and to provide all services, a master bedroom, and spaces for entertaining and guests. Save this picture!elevationRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThe site is on terrain with a steep slope, which offers a splendid view of the beach. The three stories are laid out as follows: the plinth is used for the shared spaced and includes a games room and TV room; the intermediate level contains the bedrooms of the eleven daughters, as well as two living rooms for different age groups; the upper level contains the services, the master bedroom, living room, and the family dining room. Save this picture!©  Roland HalbePlanned in bare concrete with travertine floors, Casa Once Mujeres adapts to the contours of its site by its extremely compact layout so as to offer splendid views from every room. The terraces are spacious and protect the user from the strong southern winds, while a system of hinged shutters solves the problem of the glare on the west side. Save this picture!sectionText provided by Mathias Klotz.Save this picture!©  Roland HalbeProject gallerySee allShow lessSocial Housing Proposal / MITarh Architecture StudioArticlesGwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation ExhibitionArticles Share CopyAbout this officeMathias KlotzOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapallarHousesChilePublished on October 25, 2011Cite: “Casa Once Mujeres / Mathias Klotz” 25 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Casa Once Mujeres度假之家 / Mathias Klotz是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Zapallar, Chile 2007 Year:  “COPY” Projects Save this picture!©  Roland Halbe+ 18 Share Casa Once Mujeres / Mathias Klotzlast_img read more


first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Spain Houses “COPY” 1413 House / HARQUITECTESSave this projectSave1413 House / HARQUITECTES CopyHouses•Ullastret, Spain Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 23Curated by Danae Santibañez Share 1413 House / HARQUITECTES ArchDaily 2017 Architects: HARQUITECTES Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Adrià GoulaSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The stone wall that marked out the boundaries of the estate went around the whole site, revealing just the tops of the trees inside. The materiality and the irregularity of the geometry of the wall endowed it with a special character and presence, but the current regulations made it compulsory to extend the width of the street, so preserving the wall was impossible.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaWithout the existing wall, the first and main challenge the project had to face was that of re-contextualizing the plot, building a new house able to offer a coherent, deferent, and honest response to its surroundings. Instead of placing the house in the middle of the garden, the project proposes surrounding it: a house that functions as a fence.   A house-wall permits recovering the urban continuity and also experimenting with a new, very elongated type, everything in one level, adapted to the topography and to the new geometry of the street.Save this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!Section 02The house follows the material and constructive logics of the original wall-fence, but adapting them to current requirements. It is built entirely with load-bearing walls, reusing the stones from the old wall, mixing them with aggregate from the plot along with limestone and cement. And to this traditional mortar base small insulating particles of recycled expanded glass will be added. Instead of stacking, the wall will be coffered and lifted with a mixed technique between adobe and cyclopean wall. The outer layers facing the street will be chipped to let the stone resurface, while the interior will show the formwork finish.  Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!ElevationsThe wall’s thickness will vary, and in many cases its depth will allow accommodating the house’s more static spaces, or those that require greater privacy such as bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry area, pantry, closets, toilet… In an almost fractal relationship, the different scales of the project are gradually solved by relating and linking larger and larger spaces until the whole plot is enclosed. This produces a sequence between the more domestic spaces and the ‘wilder,’ more exterior areas.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe linear relationships are addressed before the more static program, attached to the wall, creating a long sequence of corridors that absorb solar radiation during winter, and that can be opened entirely as porches connected to the garden. The transition between the different climates in the building evolves constantly throughout the year.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessThese Are The 20 Most Livable Cities in the World in 2018Architecture NewsDizzying, Abstract and Meticulous Worlds Created by Artist Benjamin SackArticles Share Photographs Projects Year:  Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHARQUITECTESOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUllastretSpainPublished on April 05, 2018Cite: “1413 House / HARQUITECTES” [CASA 1413 / HARQUITECTES] 05 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Mass-participation event organisers unite for UK charities with The 2.6 Challenge

first_img Tagged with: COVID-19 fundraising events Melanie May | 16 April 2020 | News Mass-participation event organisers unite for UK charities with The 2.6 Challenge Mass participation event organisers including parkrun, London Landmarks, Virgin Sport and London Marathon Events have united to support the UK’s charities with the launch of The 2.6 Challenge.The 2.6 Challenge begins on Sunday 26 April, which should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon. It challenges the public to come up with an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26, and to fundraise or donate to Save the UK’s Charities via The 2.6 Challenge website. It is open to anyone of any age but all activities must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15center_img The full line up of mass-participation events organisers behind The 2.6 Challenge are: Human Race, parkrun, The Great Run Company, Run 4 Wales, Grounded Events, London Landmarks, Virgin Sport, Limelight Sports, Threshold Sports, Running High and London Marathon Events. The design and website has been created by Studio Republic and the social media campaign by LiveWire Sport, with both agencies working pro bono.The campaign is also supported by the Charities Aid Foundation, the Institute of Fundraising, the Small Charities Coalition, the Office for Civil Society, Sport England, sportscotland, Sport Wales, Let’s Do This, Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving.Nick Rusling, Co-Chair of the Mass Participation Sports Organisers group (MSO) and CEO of Human Race, said:“You can run or walk 2.6 miles, 2.6km or for 26 minutes. You could do the same in your home or garden, go up and down the stairs 26 times, juggle for 2.6 minutes, do a 26 minute exercise class or get 26 people on a video call and do a 26 minute workout – anything you like. We want people to get active, have fun and raise money to help Save the UK’s Charities by giving money or raising funds for the charity close to your heart.”Hugh Brasher, Co-Chair of MSO and Event Director of London Marathon Events, added:“For many of the UK’s charities, the day of the London Marathon is the biggest fundraising day of the year. One of the founding pillars of the London Marathon was ‘to show how the family of mankind can be united’. We hope that The 2.6 Challenge, which starts on the day our 40th Race should have taken place, will embody that spirit and inspire people, families and communities to fundraise for their chosen charity to help Save the UK’s Charities. Right now, our vulnerable members of society need the help of charities more than ever before. We are asking everyone to create a 2.6 Challenge of their own and raise funds or pledge a donation.”More information is available on The 2.6 Challenge website.  861 total views,  2 views today  862 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Seger Named Deputy Director of ISDA

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jul 2, 2018 Seger Named Deputy Director of ISDA Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced today that Jordan Seger has been appointed deputy director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). Seger has been with the department since 2011 and previously served as Division of Soil Conservation director.“We are pleased to name Jordan deputy director of our state’s department of agriculture,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “His vast knowledge and expertise, coupled with a lifelong devotion to agriculture, will serve this department, the industry and our state well.”Seger grew up in Jasper, Ind. and was involved with his family’s poultry operation. He graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs, and previously worked for the National Park Service in Maine and Alaska, as well as the Department of Defense in Washington D.C.In 2011, Seger joined ISDA as a field technician. He was promoted a year later to Agriculture and Environmental Affairs program manager and then Division of Soil Conservation director. In that role, he managed ISDA’s field technicians, the Clean Water Indiana program and supported the coordinated activities of Indiana’s conservation partners.“Jordan has been instrumental to this department, Indiana’s conservation efforts and the agriculture industry at large,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA director. “He has a deep understanding of the issues facing farmers today and is always looking for ways to improve the status quo. Jordan is a genuine leader and was the clear choice for this position.”As deputy director, Seger will support the director in achieving ISDA’s mission and strategies. Among many responsibilities, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of the department, represent ISDA in committees, engage with producer organizations and identify opportunities to grow the state’s agriculture sector.“I’m grateful for this new opportunity to continue working for the Hoosier agriculture industry and the dedicated professionals at ISDA,” Seger said. “We have a tremendous opportunity to grow this important sector of our economy, and I look forward to working with farmers and our partners towards this goal.” Source: ISDAcenter_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Seger Named Deputy Director of ISDA Facebook Twitter Previous articleChange Needs to Come to Rural IndianaNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 3, 2018 Gary Truittlast_img read more

France: RSF defends French journalists against verbal and physical violence

first_img February 13, 2017 – Updated on February 14, 2017 France: RSF defends French journalists against verbal and physical violence Receive email alerts Political rally near Poitiers on 9 February, 2017 / AFP Organisation News RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more to go further News Follow the news on France Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried about mounting verbal and physical violence against journalists by politicians and members of the public in recent weeks in France and reminds all concerned that the right to conduct investigative reporting must be respected.The Republicans party candidate François Fillon and some of his allies and supporters have verbally attacked and jeered journalists at campaign meetings ever since the Canard Enchaîné newspaper and the France 2 “Envoyé Spécial” TV programme reported that Fillon’s wife was paid a great deal for allegedly fictitious work.During a Fillon campaign meeting in Poitiers on 9 February, former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin got the crowd to boo journalists at length. A few minutes later, Fillon himself lambasted the media and blamed them for his waning electoral fortunes.The verbal attacks by politicians have fuelled the anger that party activists are showing towards journalists. During another Fillon campaign meeting, an activist likened the reporting of Hugo Clément, a journalist with the TMC news programme “Quotidien,” to the Nazis taking Jews to Auschwitz.“RSF firmly condemns these attacks on journalist, who must be free to do their job without any threats or constraints, especially during an election period,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU desk.“This sickening and pernicious climate poses a danger to media freedom, especially when encouraged by senior politicians, who are thereby sending a barely veiled message that any member of the public can attack the media with impunity.”Paul Larrouturou, another “Quotidien” journalist, was forcibly ejected from an event in Paris 12 days ago by members of the security service used by the National Front when he put an awkward question to the party’s presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen.Journalists stonedRSF also condemns acts of violence against journalists during the past weekend in Bobigny. Troublemakers smashed RTL and Europe 1 vehicles during clashes with police at a demonstration on Saturday in support of a young black man who accuses the police of anally raping him with a baton during an identity check.The next day, a journalist with the BFM TV 24-hour news channel was attacked in Argenteuil.RSF points out that journalists have an essential role to play as eyewitnesses in the field, helping to ensure fair and impartial coverage of events.France is ranked 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press FreedomIndex. FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Violence News FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Violence “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Al-Arabiya reporter released on bail

first_img Follow the news on Iraq December 16, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Organisation RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” February 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News December 28, 2020 Find out more Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information IraqMiddle East – North Africa News News April 11, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Arabiya reporter released on bail to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders noted the 10 April release of Al-Arabiya journalist Waël Issam two weeks after he was arrested by Iraqi authorities but called for his case to be quickly resolved so he can continue working normally.The satellite news channel reporter was picked up at Baghdad’s international airport carrying videotapes of the former rebel bastion of Falluja, 50 kms west of the capital, and held at an interior ministry, building along with common-law criminals.”Until there is evidence to the contrary, this journalist has committed no offence,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Filming what is happening in a sensitive area, wherever it may be, does not amount to an offence liable to a prison sentence. If he has to go before a court, we urge the Iraqi authorities to show impartiality and demonstrate their commitment to press freedom.”Nejib Bensherif, coordinator for Al-Arabiya in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), told Reporters Without Borders by phone that Issam’s bail had been set at one million Iraqi dinars (about 558 euros).”We still do not know if there is going to be a trial,” he said. “Waël Issam has to remain in Baghdad until we get a decision from the authorities. He will either be definitively discharged or he will be tried. It is already good news that he has been freed. We are optimistic”.”We take complete responsibility for the content of the tapes and we have confidence in our correspondent in Baghdad, Jawad Kadhem, who viewed them and found nothing offensive in them,” said Bensherif.——————- 5 April 2005 – Al-Arabiya journalist held with non-political detainees for the past weekReporters Without Borders wrote to Iraqi interior minister Falah al-Nakib today asking him to do everything in his power necessary for the release of journalist Waël Issam of the Dubai-based, 24-hour satellite TV news station Al-Arabiya, who was arrested at Baghdad international airport on 28 March.Pointing out that the authorities have not given any valid reason for arresting Issam, the press freedom organization voiced astonishment that he is being held in an interior ministry centre with individuals detained for non-political crimes although “it remains to be established that Issam committed any crime.”The letter continued: “At the time of his arrest, the Iraqi police seized videotapes of footage recently shot in Iraq. Jawad Kadhem, a journalist with the Al-Arabiya bureau in Baghdad, quoted Issam as saying the footage contained nothing that could have prompted such a reaction.”We know that Al-Arabiya’s executives and Issam’s mother are in contact with the interior ministry in an attempt to obtain his release. We turn to you today because of the urgency of the situation. Issam’s detention should be terminated because it seems to us to be unwarranted in a country that wants to demonstrate its commitment to development and democracy.”Issam’s release would also help ease relations between the Iraqi authorities and foreign journalists working in Iraq, the letter added.———————–29 March 2005 – Police arrest Al-Arabiya journalistReporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the arrest of journalist Waël Issam of the Dubai-based TV news station Al-Arabiya on 27 March in Baghdad by Iraqi police, who confiscated videotapes containing newly shot footage.”We know that Al-Arabiya’s executives are in touch with the interior ministry and are doing their best to obtain the release of their journalist,” the press freedom organization said. “We hope this case will be resolved as quickly as possible and that the authorities will present valid reasons to explain their action.”Issam, who had been in Iraq for four days, was arrested when he went back to Baghdad airport. He is currently being held in a police station. Agence France-Presse quoted an interior ministry source as saying the seized videotapes included footage shot in the former rebel stronghold of Fallujah. Al-Arabiya did not confirm this.Aged 26, Issam has been working for Al-Arabiya for two years. RSF_en last_img read more

Breaking: Justice NV Ramana Takes Oath As 48th Chief Justice Of India

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: Justice NV Ramana Takes Oath As 48th Chief Justice Of India LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 April 2021 10:34 PMShare This – xJustice NV Ramana took oath on Saturday as the 48th Chief Justice of India.The President of India Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Justice Ramana.As the CJI, Justice Ramana will have a term till August 26, 2022.Before his elevation to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014, Justice Ramana was the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.He was born in an agricultural family on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram Village, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.Advertisement He enrolled as an Advocate on February 10, 1983 and practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Court of India in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour, Service and Election matters.He has also functioned as Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000. He functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013. TagsJustice NV Ramana 48th Chief Justice of India CJI NV Ramana Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Orange wind warning issued for Donegal for tomorrow

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Previous articleGarda Commissioner announces next phase of Garda reformsNext articleAdditional 2 cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Norther Ireland News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp By News Highland – March 11, 2020 Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Orange wind warning issued for Donegal for tomorrow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook An orange level wind warning has been issued for Donegal from 8am tomorrow morning.Met Eireann says gusts of up to 120km/h can be expected with a possibility of coastal flooding.The wind warning will remain in place until 12 noon tomorrow. Twitterlast_img read more