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After a Bank of England rate cut and pro-infrastructure budget, here’s what I’d do

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” After a Bank of England rate cut and pro-infrastructure budget, here’s what I’d do 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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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Michael Baxter Enter Your Email Address Think of the Victorians. In Britain they created the London Underground, they built roads, railways, sewage systems, pipes for our water supply. They created the foundations of the UK economy. In the US, the railroad boom led to the rise of large scale manufacturing and the emergence of famous brands such as Heinz.I think we could be set to see a return to a similar level of activity. While all around stock markets flash red, a new opportunity has emerged. It’s the great infrastructure boom of the 20s. That is, the 2020s.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…Cheap money and the budget The Bank of England has cut interest rates to just 0.25%. Earlier this week, the yield on some UK government bonds went negative. In the US, Treasury yields across the spectrum are less than 1%. That’s never happened before. President Trump is putting the US Federal Reserve under pressure to cut US interest rates to less than zero.We could even be on the verge of negative interest rates on both sides of the pond — just like in the euro area. It is as if markets are begging governments to borrow and spend.In the US, there is talk of tax cuts, but many economists are saying infrastructure should be the home of this cheap money.The UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is playing his part having earmarked in his budget in excess of £600bn to be invested over the course of this Parliament.From Victorians to science fiction It could be like Victorian times all over again. It’s time to build. That means new state of the art railways, investing in the UK’s leaking reservoirs, and laying down fibre optics across the length and breadth of the land. Then there are houses to build, tunnels across the Irish Sea, and maybe, just maybe, adding a couple of lanes to the M25. There could be money for new technology-related infrastructure spends. That could mean a hyperloop, electric car charging ports, wireless car charging areas next to roads or in front of traffic lights. The infrastructure spend may conjure memories of Victorian times. Perhaps the end result will be something closer to a vision from a science fiction book.The investment opportunity Getting back down to earth, this infrastructure revolution will create opportunity for infrastructure companies. That includes building materials group CRH, or construction companies such as Balfour Beatty, Kier Group, Galliford Try and Morgan Sindall.I’d also research companies that may one day see an  IPO, such as Mace, which built the Shard.Be careful, of course. Look at the balance sheet before committing. The construction business is enormously competitive — as the tale of Carillon illustrates, things can go terribly wrong, and Kier has its troubles too.I particularly like Morgan Sindall, and CRH for global exposure while Balfour Beatty has just revealed an impressive set of results. The sector has taken a hammering in the last few weeks, but while I can see why stock markets have fallen on coronavirus fears, there has been a disconnect in market logic when applied to construction.Yes, I think we may well see a global recession as a result of the virus, but governments, able to borrow money so cheaply and anxious to kick-start the economy, should help create a construction boom, as a result.last_img read more

Scotland: Five things we learned v Ireland

first_imgDUBLIN, IRELAND – FEBRUARY 02: Duncan Weir of Scotland takes on Conor Murray during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on February 2, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Loose lineouts are bad enough, but when scrum ball isn’t hooked either, it’s going to be a long old afternoon. You have to feel for Ross Ford. Uncomfortable when thrust into the striplights as captain of Scotland, he never raised his game as he was hoped to have done. He has been in need of serious competition for some time. No one has really been afforded the chance. Pat MacArthur will get a lot of calls to come in, but even if he is not the long-term solution, something needs to change. The lineout was just too meek on Sunday, as if neither the pack or the hooker really trusted each other to complete their side of the arrangement.A bold move has to be taken now. Not months before the World Cup. After all, what if Ford went down? Then you have a relatively inexperienced replacement. In the middle of your two vital restarts. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Alex Dunbar needs to be praised publiclySo much of International rugby is about confidence, and while everyone talks about the need for Matt Scott’s guile, Dunbar hits everything with full power. If he can grow in stature as Scott has since last year, Scotland could actually have an impressive centre pairing. Pull him up on his brilliance and tell the rest of the team to match him.Work in progress: Weir showed promise in DublinTime is needed at fly-halfScotland’s second half in Dublin was abject, but there were, between the pedestrian plays, some nice tactical kicks from Duncan Weir. Stick with him, let Scott and Dunbar bond outside him, and there could be at least three people on the same page. He may not shift fast enough to create enormous space for his centres, but Weir can get used to this level and his back-line used to him. Hang your hat on them and trust them to figure out why they don’t make huge numbers of breaks. They may surprise you – especially after seeing loop after loop from Ireland, first hand.Set-piece is a concern as England visit Silver lining: Hogg was adventurous against Ireland but had little support when he created a half-breakBy Alan Dymock AS INSIPID as an intro about Groundhog Day would be it, is cruelly apt that the famous holiday fell on the same day as Scotland plodded into Dublin. In their RBS 6 Nations opener they hit a brick wall, wilting notably in a second half where Ireland came into a canter. Many predicted Ireland would win, and the 28-6 scoreline made soothsayers of us all.So what was freshly discovered by Scotland in an all-too scripted afternoon of Championship rugby?They have to convert the half-breaksStuart Hogg was adventurous. He backed himself when others would have thrown kicks at the Gods, but with only Sean Lamont hanging off a shoulder or Alex Dunbar rucking and tackling enough for three people, everyone else has a duty to work their little blue socks off to turn a half-break into a buxom, full one.Little continuity meant that all Ireland had to defend was a week imitation of Wales’ Warrenball and David Denton running straight and hard once the ball swung back to the side of the pitch he was on.Back row: who should play on the flank either side of Denton?Back row balance is a mustIf – and it’s a big if – you insist on having the niggle and fists of Jim Hamilton in there beside the defensive impressiveness of Tim Swinson, you don’t need two hard-working, straight-line thinking flankers on either side of Denton. Kelly Brown is as close to a first-ruck response team as Scott Johnson will allow on the field, so he needs something different at six. Johnnie Beattie may have his detractors, but at least he looks up and around when he has the ball. He is unpredictable. He gets defenders thinking.last_img read more

Mukasa named Africa relations officer

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books People 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 Rector Tampa, FL 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 Posted Jan 21, 2014 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In a creative step to maximize resources of mission, The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada will cooperate in their efforts to foster missional relationships in Africa.The Rev. Canon Dr. Isaac Kawuki Mukasa of the Diocese of Toronto, who works as the Global Relations Officer for Africa in the Anglican Church of Canada, will also become the African Relations Officer for The Episcopal Church.“I had been blessed by the ministry of Canon Mukasa as part of Canadian and African Bishops in Dialogue and an observer of his considerable gifts and his deep understanding of African and North American cultures,” commented Bishop Stacy F. Sauls, Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer. “I have no doubt that he will help us be the good and faithful partners that we want to be with our sister Anglican churches in Africa.”Canadian and African Bishops in Dialogue receives financial support from The Episcopal Church, and on occasion has included bishops from The Episcopal Church.  It has held meetings in London, Dar es Salaam, Toronto, and Capetown, and will meet again this year in Coventry.“Our church welcomes this opportunity to share the benefits of Canon Kawuki Mukasa’s experience as a bridge-builder between African and North American Anglicans,” said  Archdeacon Michael Thompson, General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada. “We are delighted that his wisdom and insight can serve the wider church.” Bishop Sauls added, “This cooperation builds on the efforts of the leadership of both churches to build relationships here in North America.”Mukasa will provide advice and counsel about the Anglican Communion provinces and churches in Africa. He will serve in an ambassadorial role on behalf of The Episcopal Church in addition to continuing his work in the Canadian Church. He will work to promote and strengthen relationships with Anglican partners across sub-Saharan Africa.Mukasa was ordained in the Church of Uganda in 1984. He served in Uganda and Zimbabwe before settling in Canada with his family. He has served as a parish priest and college professor and has worked at the General Synod office of the Anglican Church of Canada since 2008, in the Faith, Worship and Ministry Department. Mukasa holds a B.A. (Makerere University), M.Div. (Nairobi School of Theology), M.A. (University of Zimbabwe) and Ph.D. (St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto).In the Episcopal Church, Mukasa will work closely with the Rev. Ranjit K. Mathews, Officer for Global Relations and Networking. Mukasa and Mathews will work jointly to promote The Episcopal Church’s mission engagement in Africa, with a focus on global partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa. They have already traveled to Africa promoting relationships and mission, both separately and together.Additionally, Mathews is responsible for promoting new partnerships and supporting existing partnerships in Africa.  He also provides pastoral support and acts as a liaison to partner dioceses and provinces to develop new mission opportunities. As a Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) alumnus, Mathews supports this program with a specific focus on YASC placements in Africa.Mukasa’s office is located at the Anglican Church of Canada offices in Toronto. He can be contacted at [email protected] can be contacted at [email protected] Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Mukasa named Africa relations officer Serving both the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Thierry Dusautoir’s hit on Jordan Crane as Toulouse beat Leicester

first_imgTuesday Oct 16, 2012 Thierry Dusautoir’s hit on Jordan Crane as Toulouse beat Leicester It was a big weekend in Europe as the Heineken Cup kicked off with twelve matches, and the Amlin Challenge Cup with ten. We’re sifting through the best of what took place to bring you some good clips, but for now here is a nice hit from the French captain. Four time champions Toulouse were too good for twice winners Leicester Tigers as they claimed a 23-9 victory at home, a win that could yet be crucial in Pool 2 of the tournament.Teenage centre Gael Fickou caught the eye as he not only scored the game’s only try, but looked a fine prospect in his all round play, earning him the man of the match award.Luke McAlister kicked six penalties, but it was the forwards that made a big difference in the wet conditions, with Thierry Dusautoir leading from the front and number eight Louis Picamoles particularly impressive.“With the rain falling heavily, it was a really difficult match,” said Toulouse coach Guy Noves. “It was tough so I can only congratulate my players for rolling up their sleeves although it was unfortunate that we didn’t score one or two more tries and kill off the opposition.”Both sides had a full go at each other physically, and Dusautoir made one of the biggest tackles of the game as he smashed Jordan Crane, following a particularly unkind pass from Ben Youngs.We’ll have more clips from the Heineken Cup soon. If there is anything in particular you would like to see featured, please get in touch via email.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Coronavirus face masks that raise funds for charities

first_img18. Carry the Future 4. Zalando UK and Humedica 41. Farplace Animal RescueFarplace’s mask costs £5. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis34 39. Charity Masks in aid of Clothe & Feed ArmedAngels is donating $2 per mask sold to MSF/Doctors without Borders. They are trying to raise €1 million from mask sales! 26. Lume (sold out)Some designs have proved so popular that they have sold out quickly. 2. Acanthus Interiors and Trussell Trust Acanthus Interiors has been making masks and offering up to two per person for a donation to Trussell Trust and/or Rowan Alba. 3. Playmobil UK 6. Florence Bridge and Fuel Our Frontline 17. Katherine Hill and four charities 5. The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation  2,466 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis34 13. Aideen Bodkin and three Irish charities Zalando is selling masks from £1, with profits going to international aid organisation Humedica. 35. Artists Open HousesBrighton-based Artists Open Houses is inviting artists and makers’ to design and sell face masks to the public. Some of the designers are making a donation to charities from each sale, with beneficiaries including Heart to Heart International, Safaplace and NHS Charities Together. 21. Beatson Cancer Charity 37. Birmingham Women’s and Children’s HospitalAll profits from the sales of these rainbow-decorated face masks will go towards the hospital’s COVID-19 Appeal to help support NHS staff across the trust to continue their work at Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity and Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.Each mask features the motto ‘Storms don’t last forever’. There are more!Simon Scriver asked which charities were selling face masks, and got a lot of answers. Irish social enterprise We Make Good employs refugee women to make face masks: for every mask sold one is donated to people in Direct Provision (asylum seeker accommodation). 24. Universal Music Direct and Help Musicians UK and MusiCares 25. Amnesty Netherlands Animal-themed face masks are on sale from Cincinnati Zoo. 14. Sanctuary Mask Initiative 31. Community Mask TreesA Community Mask Tree is a not-for-profit initiative to offer cloth face coverings to a local community. ‘Trees’ take many forms – e.g. real trees, hat stands, garden fence, or community notice board. They are often located in front gardens, outside local shops or central community locations. They are self-funding as many accept donations to cover the cost of materials, but they are also run as not for profit ventures. Excess donations are used for local community projects or donated to charity.The Community Mask Trees Facebook group has been set up to inspire and support others to set up their local mask tree.There is a local group running one in Colchester, Essex, where UK Fundraising is based: NotJustClothing‘s face masks are reusable and are made with zero-waste. £5 or 50% of the sale of each is donated to the Masks for NHS Heroes campaign which is purchasing essential PPE for frontline workers.Update: by 23 July they had raised £5,000 for NHS Heroes. 15. Hibbs Lupus Trust TRNSMT Festival has launched a special edition Rainbow Heart charity mask for £9. All profits will go to Masks For Scotland. As face masks become more widely recommended or required in an attempt to reduce the further spread of coronavirus many initiatives have sprung up to produce them and to raise funds for charities through their sale.Here are the charity face mask initiatives that we have come across so far. If we have missed yours, please add it in the comments below.Not surprisingly lots of these masks and coverings have sold out, either temporarily or permanently. We have continued to add more examples as we come across them, with that latest additions at the bottom of this list. 20. We Make Good 28. Adidas and Save the ChildrenAdidas in Europe is selling a pack of three face masks for £12.95 and donating £2 from the sale of each pack to Save The Children’s Global Coronavirus Response Fund. 29. Joshua and Hannah Hardy and GOSHSiblings Joshua and Hannah Hardy are fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity by making and selling 100% Cotton washable and reusable universal masks. All profits are being donated to the charity.With their A-levels and GCSEs cancelled due to coronavirus and lockdown, they focused on a fundraising idea for GOSH.The masks are available in single packs (£7.99) or packs of four (£30.36) with free nationwide delivery.From the age of eight, Josh relied on GOSH’s life saving treatment. GOSH saved his life and gave him and his family hope. He and Hannah are putting their belief in #giveandget into action in this initiative. Howard Lake | 28 May 2020 | News 7. TRNSMT Festival and Masks for Scotland 9. Orchestra Torontocenter_img TargetMargin Theatre turned making and donating face masks into a performative action across Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens in New York City. Costume designers created the masks and theatre makers biked them across town to recipients. 34. The Vagina MuseumThe Vagina Museum is selling four designs of face mask at £10, although they have currently sold out of all of them.“Just because you are covering your face doesn’t mean you have to cover your love of vulva!” they say. 10. Human Rights Campaign 19. TargetMargin Theater 1. Ai WeiweiArtist Ai Weiwei has produced 10,000 masks which are being sold on eBay to generate funds for Human Rights Watch, Refugees International and Médecins Sans Frontières.The art work face masks will be sold for $50 (£40), $300 for a series of four, and $1,500 for a collection of 20. Each mask features an image of sunflower seeds, mythical beasts and a raised middle finger SEE ALSO: Face masks for GOSH and other masks and PPE for good causes (20 May 2020) 23. Rokit Vintage and FareShare Universal Music Direct is working with musicians and artists to sell branded face masks, with 100% of net proceeds being donated to Help Musicians UK and MusiCares (USA). There is a minimum donation of £8/€8/$8 per product sold. The site makes clear that these “cloth face coverings are for personal use and are not PPE”. 38. The Theatre Support FundA partnership between the Theatre Support Fund and 16 West End shows in London – & Juliet, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, Hamilton, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Matilda the Musical, Six the Musical, Tina, The Tina Turner Musical, The Book of Mormon, The Prince of Egypt, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked.Profits are being split between Acting for Others, the Fleabag Support Fund and the NHS COVID-19 Urgent Appeal. The reuseable face covering is the latest addition to the available merchandise, which also includes t-shirts, a notebook, mug, badge and tote bag. 42. John Lewis and NHS Charities TogetherThe John Lewis Partnership is selling packs of three face masks, available in black, grey and blue with profits from sales being donated to NHS Charities Together. They washable and reusable masks come in an adult and children’s size and are priced at £10 per pack. 27. ArmedAngels for Medicins Sans Frontieres 43: Paul Hodges Trust 40. Keith Lemon and Variety, the Children’s CharityComedian and presenter Keith Lemon is supporting Variety, the Children’s Charity and its ‘I Love Variety’ face mask campaign. Variety’s branded face masks are being sold alongs his own, very personalised mask – which features the lower half of his face!The masks, which are available for £12.49 and come in a range of sizes, will be modelled by a host of celebrities who are supporting the campaign. Lemon said: “You might not know I’m wearing my ‘I Love Variety’ mask because it has my actual face printed on it, so it looks like I’m not wearing a mask, but I am, and I’m wearing it with pride. Can’t wait to see everyone else with my face! Like one big Lemon family!  A really big family where we all look handsome!” The masks are manufactured and sold by Huddersfield Textiles/Masks UK. £5 from the sale of each Variety, the Children’s Charity and Keith Lemon mask is donated to the charity. 36. Slanj Kilts and Shelter ScotlandAs worn by First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, the Slanj Kilts woollen face mask is being sold with a donation to Shelter Scotland. WWF UK is selling a range of non-medical face masks made from 100% sustainable, organic cotton, designed with their panda print.Available in sizes for both adults and children, “the masks fit snugly while remaining comfortable and breathable”. And unlike single-use masks, they are reusable and machine washable at 60C. They are available from the WWF Shop at £9.99, and “100% of the profits go to WWF-UK, to help fund the vital conservation work on the ground around the world”. 12. Social Enterprise UK 30. For Life Thailand 100% of profits (£3.40) from the sale of each mask will be donated to Fareshare UK. 33. WWF and panda-print face masks 22. Whiteleys Retreat Designer Aideen Bodkin is designing and selling face masks in aid of Trocaire, the Irish Hospice Foundation and Marie Keating Foundation. Plenty of social enterprises in the UK are now manufacturing and selling face masks and PPE equipment. Funds raised from the sales of masks by Carry the Future “will provide soap and other basic hygiene items to refugee families”.In addition, for every mask purchased, online retailer Bonfire will send a mask to a healthcare provider in need of basic protection supplies. Coronavirus face masks that raise funds for charities Florence Bridge’s elegant face masks are £12, and 25% of sales is going to Fuel Our Frontline, which is delivering essential groceries to hospitals around the UK. 32. NotJust Clothing and Masks for NHS Heroes Handmade fashion designer Katherine Hill is donating half the proceeds from the sale of face masks to Dudley Mind, Acorns Hospice, Halas Homes and the Mary Stevens Hospice. Playmobil has made its own mask for adults. Available online for £4.99 and £1 from each sold mask will be donated to a nominated charity that helps keyworkers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tagged with: charity shops coronavirus COVID-19 Trading 8. #CommunityMasks4NHS and NHS Charities TogetherDo you like our masks? Check out the Facebook group “CommunityMasks4NHS” for info on how to order and donate. All profits donated to the NHS.A wonderful initiative by Jane Horwood @catfishweb, Melissa Santiago-Val and a team of volunteers ?? #CommunityMasks4NHS— Pina (@1_2CulinaryStew) April 30, 2020Jane Horwood, Melissa Santiago-Val and other creatives in the Cambridge area, are making face masks using donated fabrics and materials to raise funds for NHS Charities Together. They are asking a suggested a donation of £4 for each mask, all of which goes straight to NHS Charities Together. So far on JustGiving they have raised almost £13,000. 16. Cincinnati Zoo Charity Masks is a trading initiative from the North East England-based charity Clothe & Feed. Masks cost £5 and profits are generated for the charity.Masks are available in large, medium and child sizes. Launched on 24 July, the day on which face coverings became a legal requirement in England to enter a shop and other spaces, 12 masks were sold online in the first hour. SEE ALSO: Face masks for GOSH and other masks and PPE for good causes (20 May 2020)  2,465 total views,  3 views today 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Commodities Purchased by Government to Stay in US Instead of Distributed…

first_img By Eric Pfeiffer – May 27, 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Commodities Purchased by Government to Stay in US Instead of Distributed Globally SHARE Previous articleTexas Republican Blocks Disaster Bill in House After it Passes SenateNext articleJune 1 Deadline for Year-round E15 Rapidly Approaching Eric Pfeiffer Commodities Purchased by Government to Stay in US Instead of Distributed GloballyPresident Trump’s initial reaction to slowed progress in trade negotiations with China was a tweet saying that he was going to buy $15 billion worth of food from farmers and distribute it to poor and starving countries. That was not part of the trade mitigation package announced on Thursday. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue said of the reason why, “When President Trump learned of the inefficiency and the logistics challenges of the distribution worldwide, as far as the potential market disruption within many of these countries, he understood that to be and really wanted the revenue to go into American producers pockets where the challenge is rather than any other avenues.”In addition to the $14.5 billion going directly to farmers through the Market Facilitation Program, $1.4 billion will be used in the Food Purchase and Distribution Program. Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach says the program will help clear farmer inventory and serve those hungry here in the US.“These commodities will be fruits and vegetables, some processed foods, beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and milk. We will work with FNS (Food and Nutrition Service) to distribute the products to food banks, schools, and other outlets that help service low income and hungry individuals.”An additional $100 million will also go toward the Ag Trade Promotion Program. This will add to the $200 million from last year’s program to help develop new export markets.With the first payment expected in late July/early August, Perdue says it’s unlikely a deal is agreed upon before then. Payments two and three are contingent on a deal being reached. Can a deal be reached by late fall before the second payment?“That depends on China. We would love for China to come to the table anytime. We’d made great progress in that regard and when they decided to renege on those commitments and relitigate those commitments that we had, it looked like China was operating in the same way they had operated over a number of years. So, that the remains to be seen but it’s really in China’s court.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Commodities Purchased by Government to Stay in US Instead of Distributed Globally SHARElast_img read more

Frogs and Bears downplay rivalry at Big 12 Media Days

first_imgFacebook ReddIt printIt the midst of Big 12 Media Days, it’s hard to avoid hearing, watching and reading about the rivalry between Baylor and TCU.Even in the offseason, fans of both schools feud on Twitter, as if Baylor’s 61-58 comeback victory over the Frogs happened yesterday.But the Horned Frogs and the Bears aren’t having any part in the mudslinging between their supporters. Actually, they said they don’t even see it as a rivalry.TCU safety Derrick Kindred said he doesn’t think of the rivalry more than any other game he will play in this season.“I mean, I don’t feel like it’s a rivalry,” Kindred said. “It’s just a regular game to play.”Baylor offensive tackle Spencer Drango has similar thoughts. He thinks both programs have a lot of respect for each other.“I think the rivalry was big back when we played them every year and we came back to that. I think it’s more of a rivalry between the fans than between the players.”TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin didn’t pump up the TCU vs. Baylor feud either.“The way that we’re coming up – you can never say Texas and Oklahoma are going to fall off the map as far as a rivalry game, that will forever live,” Boykin said. “But we’re playing better and we just try to go and leave it all out on the field.”Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman didn’t have much to say about the rivalry, either.“You want to be the best in Texas,” Oakman said. “There’s not one team you want to slack off against because any given day any of those teams can beat [Baylor] or TCU.“Oakman’s head coach, Art Briles, said he tries not to look past the team’s current opponent.“If we’re looking past that game, somebody has come up here and slapped me in the face and got me down and rubbed my face in the dirt because that’s just stupid,” Briles said. “I want to make sure that I have today first.” Twitter Linkedin ReddIt TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin talks to reporters during Big 12 Conference Football Media Days Monday, July 20, 2015, in Dallas. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Brad Hardcastle Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award center_img Facebook TCU Basketball arena named after Ed, Rae Schollmaier + posts Brad Hardcastle Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Previous articleFire safety activities to provide fun last day for “Camp B.L.U.E.”Next articleTCU honored as ‘Great College to Work For’ in 2015 Brad Hardcastle RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Court sets worrying precedent by sequestering salary of journalist in libel suit

first_img PanamaAmericas August 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court sets worrying precedent by sequestering salary of journalist in libel suit to go further Follow the news on Panama RSF’s calls for release of Dutch journalist jailed in Panama Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Panama’s minister of government and justice, Héctor Alemán, voicing concern about a 9 August court order sequestering the property and salary of La Prensa reporter Jean Marcel Chéry to the value of 18,753 dollars (about 15,000 euros) in payment of libel damages to supreme court judge Winston Spadafora.”We hold that the sentence is disproportionate and is a step backwards in a country that has just finally repealed laws that were especially unfavourable to press freedom,” the organisation said. “We fear that it sets a dangerous precedent and will encourage journalists to censor themselves.”Judge Spadafora sued Chéry over a report claiming that Spadafora turned a blind eye to a two-million-dollar debt which one of his friends, Jean Figali, owed a government entity, the Interoceanic Regional Authority (ARI). Chéry was notified of the court order on 16 August, the same day La Prensa ran a story accusing Spadafora of being a poor supreme court judge.A year ago, on 7 August 2003, Spadafora sued Chéry, fellow journalist Gustavo Aparicio and the El Panamá América daily newspaper over a report accusing Spadafora of mismanaging public funds as interior minister. Chéry and Aparicio were sentenced to 12 months in prison for libel but were pardoned later in the year by President Mireya Moscoso. January 30, 2012 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img PanamaAmericas Anti-Corruption Day : Journalists on front line of fight against corruption News News News December 9, 2016 Find out more December 7, 2016 Find out more Canadian TV crew hoping to cover mining dispute fears being denied entry Organisation last_img read more

JPL: Local Lockdowns Brought Fast Global Ozone Reductions

first_img 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Science and Technology JPL: Local Lockdowns Brought Fast Global Ozone Reductions CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 3:03 pm Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week A new study finds that reduced fossil fuel burning due to lockdowns in American and Asian cities caused a global drop in ozone pollution. Credits: Pond5As the coronavirus pandemic slowed global commerce to a crawl in early 2020, emissions of nitrogen oxides — which create ozone, a danger to human health and climate — decreased 15% globally, with local reductions as high as 50%, according to a study published today, led by scientists at Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.As a result of the lower NOx emissions, by June 2020 global ozone levels had dropped to a level that policymakers thought would take at least 15 years to reach by conventional means, such as regulations.The study shows that innovative technologies and other solutions intended to decrease NOx locally have the potential to rapidly improve air quality and climate globally. It was published Wednesday in Science Advances.Ozone protects us from destructive solar radiation when it’s high above Earth in the stratosphere. Closer to the ground, though, it has other lasting impacts. Ozone at the surface was estimated to cause 365,000 deaths globally in 2019 by damaging the lungs of vulnerable people, such as young children and those with asthma. Similarly, it damages the breathing systems of plants — their ability to photosynthesize — reducing plant growth and crop yields. And at the top of the troposphere, it’s a potent greenhouse gas, increasing global temperatures.When the world went into lockdown, scientists had an unprecedented opportunity to study how human activity interacts with natural Earth system processes at regional and global scales. A team of international researchers led by JPL scientist Kazuyuki Miyazaki used this opportunity to research the two main oxides of nitrogen: nitrogen oxide and nitrogen dioxide, collectively called NOx. They charted the chain of events from reduced fossil fuel burning during lockdowns to reduced local NOx emissions and finally to reduced global tropospheric ozone pollution.The more stringent the lockdown a nation imposed, the greater the reduction in emissions. For example, China’s stay-at-home orders in early February 2020 produced a 50% drop in NOx emissions in some cities within a few weeks; most U.S. states achieved a 25% drop later in the spring.The total result of the reduced NOx emissions was a 2% drop in global ozone — half the amount that the most aggressive NOx emission controls considered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the authoritative body of international experts on climate, were expected to produce over a 30-year period.Ozone reductions from the reduced NOx emissions quickly spread both around the globe and from the surface upward more than six miles — 10 kilometers.“I was really surprised at how large the impact on global ozone was,” said JPL scientist Jessica Neu, a co-author of the new study. “We expected more of a local response at the surface.”The reactions that transform NOx into ozone require sunlight and depend on many additional factors, such as weather and other chemicals in the air. These factors interact in so many ways that, in some circumstances, reducing NOx emissions actually increases ozone. So researchers cannot fully understand or accurately predict ozone concentrations from NOx emissions data alone. That requires a more thorough analysis, like this study, Neu said. More Cool Stuffcenter_img Make a comment HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Senator Doherty wants electoral system changed

first_img Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twitter Newsx Adverts Facebook Twitter Facebook Senator Doherty wants electoral system changed 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Google+center_img Previous articleMichéal Martin defends governments decision not to hold Donegal SW by-electionNext articleAmerican Ambassador praises Donegal workforce News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – July 20, 2010 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Senator Pearse Doherty has proposed a radical change to how the elecoral system works in Ireland suggesting that the age at which people can vote and be elected to the Dail be reduced.He was speaking at the MacGill summer school on the topic of Ireland’s electoral system and political culture and whether or not is should reformed.Senator Doherty, who will contest the Donegal Southwest bye-election also called for the Seanad, in its current form, to be scrapped.He says the whole system needs to be overhauled:[podcast][/podcast]Meanwhile Minister Noel Dempsey addressed the summer school on the same topic.Fianna Fail Councillors who wish to contest a selection convension were put on notice – Minister Dempsey says that regardless of what happens in the locality, it’s party HQ who make the decision:[podcast][/podcast] LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton last_img read more

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