Ryanair shares have doubled: here’s what I’d do now

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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.center_img Ryanair shares have doubled: here’s what I’d do now 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” Low-cost airline Ryanair (LSE: RYA) made headlines this week with a multibillion dollar order for new planes. The airline is the first customer to order new Boeing 737 Max planes since the aircraft model was grounded. That grounding followed fatal crashes that did not involve Ryanair. This week’s purchase was a show of confidence in future passenger demand. The market liked that and Ryanair shares moved up.Ryanair is a great businessRyanair divides opinion among travellers. Many understandably love its cheap fares. But the company’s customer service is a sore point for some passengers, including myself. Whatever one thinks about Ryanair as an airline, however, there is little doubt about its merits as a business. It has perfected its model of cutting costs while generating additional revenue from customers. It made profit after tax of around €650m last year. That sounds good, but it was less than half the figure of two years before. The company is in a notoriously cyclical industry, but its track record of value creation is strong. Historically that has been good for Ryanair shares.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…The latest purchase is a good example of that. Boeing’s 737 Max programme has been causing the manufacturer endless headaches. Last year it wrote off $4.9bn due to the 737 Max grounding. Getting a big customer to show its confidence in the programme with an order means a lot. I expect that Ryanair was able to negotiate a great deal on the pricing. It’s exactly the same smart move the airline made when aviation demand fell through the floor in late 2001. Repeating it now shows management’s long-term thinking.Ryanair shares aren’t cheapThe company’s executives continues to back it with their own money – chief executive Michael O’Leary spent €16m on shares in September, when they were trading at €11.35. As usual, O’Leary made a canny investment. Some airline shares have soared recently. With the price currently standing at over €16, that purchase of Ryanair shares has increased by almost €7m in value in less than three months.The current share price looks less attractive to me. It has more than doubled from its 2020 lows. After a jump in price it now hovers close to the year high it reached prior to the pandemic. But I think that suggests it’s priced for something close to perfection. The airline is a well-run business, but the pandemic has severely dented demand. It had cut its winter schedule by 40%. It has now reduced it further, with just 40% of its normal schedule likely to be in place.In other words, the business continues to buckle up for severe turbulence. I expect it to survive and its latest aircraft order shows its own confidence. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that 2020 has been very tough for the company. Nor do I expect demand to return to normal levels early in 2021, even with a vaccine programme. The Ryanair share price recovery has got ahead of the business recovery. At this price, if I was looking for growth, I wouldn’t buy Ryanair shares. See all posts by Christopher Ruanelast_img read more

The greatest second-rows of all time: Walter Spanghero

first_img Walter Spanghero (R) France’s Walter Spanghero was one of the greatest second-rows to ever play the game TAGS: The Greatest Players At 6ft 3in, however, he was small for a second-row; lineout play was not his forte, so in mid-career he transferred to No 8. Dauga, however, underwent the same conversion and what had been an effective partnership became a bitter rivalry.Spanghero fell out of favour with the national selectors for two years until recalled as captain when Dauga was dropped in 1972. He inspired his charges to adopt the expansive approach France are renowned for and England suffered a spectacular 37-12 defeat. Major teams: NarbonneCountry: FranceTest span: 1964-73Test caps: 51 (51 starts)Test points: 14 (4T)“Cometh the hour, cometh the man,” said French critics when Walter Spanghero made his debut against South Africa in 1964. France were yearning for a heavy, fast second-rower to strengthen their pack. Spanghero, a last-minute choice, filled the role to perfection. He was the most mobile forward in an 8-6 Test victory against a Springbok side that labelled him rugby’s quickest 15-stoner.Spanghero became the automatic choice as second-row partner to Benoit Dauga in the seasons leading to France’s historic first Grand Slam in 1968. Broad-shouldered with powerful legs and a lust for the ball, he had all the attributes of a dynamic forward.In the open, he showed he was perfectly suited to the emphasis on second-phase play that laid the foundations for France’s Five Nations title in 1967 and Grand Slam the year after. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS He was thus welcomed back as a national hero and led France through the unique five-way Championship tie in 1973 before retiring to concentrate on business interests in his beloved Narbonne.Colin Meads described Walter Spanghero as “that most docile, delightful man off the field, and in a match hard but scrupulously fair”. But it was Spanghero’s own view – that rugby was nothing without heart – that summed up the philosophy of one of the French game’s best-loved characters.last_img read more

RIP: The Rev. Sipo Mzimela

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Feb 5, 2013 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET RIP: The Rev. Sipo Mzimela Former South African cabinet minister was leader against apartheid Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL thulani mzimela says: Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Stephanus van Schalkwyk says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA February 9, 2013 at 10:08 am Father Sipo was one of the first priests that I met when I joined St Bartholomew’s. His gentle spirit, devotion to God, his great preaching, and just welcoming me to a new church was what made him a great man. When I finally got to spend some time to talk to him about South Africa, it was a history lesson right in front of me. Thank you Father Sipo for all you did in your life. Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory! Rector Shreveport, LA Lynn Pasqualetti says: Wes Quesenberry-Poteete says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC February 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm It was a great privilege to know Sipo and to call him my friend. He was a great blessing to many people. Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Obituary, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Bob Van Keuren says: Rector Smithfield, NC People Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Rev. Sipo Elijah Mzimela of Decatur, Georgia, a leader in the struggle to end apartheid and a cabinet minister of former South African President Nelson Mandela, died Feb. 2 from complications of pneumonia. He was 77.The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta. Bishop of Atlanta Robert Wright will preside.Born a Zulu in Durban, South Africa, Mzimela grew up in the Anglican Church, graduated from the General Theological Seminary and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1976 in the Diocese of New York. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Atlanta where he founded the South Africa Education Fund and assisted at St. Bartholomew’s.He returned to his homeland in 1994 to serve as minister of correctional services and represent the Inkatha Freedom Party in the South African Parliament. He worked closely with Mandela to reform the prison system, freeing political prisoners and child inmates. He returned to Atlanta area in 2002, where he taught in the Religious Studies Department at Agnes Scott College and assisted at St. Bartholomew’s. He retired from active ministry in 2007. He authored three books, Apartheid: South African Naziism, Wither South Africa, and Marching to Slavery.Committal of his ashes will be in the parish’s memorial garden. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 LaVista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329; 50 percent will be sent to a South African ministry in Mzimela’s honor. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (5) March 16, 2014 at 5:12 am what a legacy he left, I am afraid I never had a chance of meeting him personally, I love him for bearing my last name and being an astute theologian and an academic. to his surviving wife Gail and children, please receive our heartfelt condolences.Mnguni Lwandle, Donda!!! Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Tags Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT February 22, 2013 at 12:14 pm I met Sipo Mzimela in South Africa in the late 80s and then in the 90s in Atlanta. He was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed.Step van Schalkwyk Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest February 5, 2013 at 8:11 am My heart breaks knowing Sipo is no longer here with us. He was a brilliant, kind, gentle and wonderful man who, no matter how may people were in the room made you feel like it was just the two of you. Wh en he took your hand and looked into your eyes to speak to you, it was just magical. RIP my friend. I am honored to have known you for so many years. My prayers and love go out to Gail and Kanyi and the rest of the family. Rejoice in all the wonderful memories.last_img read more

Episcopal churches spared in deadly Alabama tornadoes; diocese responds to…

first_img 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA By David PaulsenPosted Mar 5, 2019 Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal churches spared in deadly Alabama tornadoes; diocese responds to aftermath Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Jed Roberts stands March 5 on the remains of his sister’s trailer home, destroyed by tornado, in Beauregard, Alabama. Photo: Reuters[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in Alabama have begun responding to the aftermath of devastating tornadoes that cut a swath of destruction through the state’s midsection over the weekend, leaving at least 23 dead, including four children.Tornadoes also were reported in parts of Georgia and the Florida Panhandle, though the worst of the damage was centered about an hour east of Montgomery, Alabama, in Lee County, where three Episcopal churches are located: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Smiths Station, Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Opelika and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn.A statement released by the Diocese of Alabama on March 4 reports a tornado passed within a mile of St. Stephen’s but the church doesn’t appear to have sustained any damage. The Rev. Larry Williams, priest-in-charge, and the Rev. Deacon Judy Quick are working with local agencies to assess the needs in the area and determine how the congregation can assist with relief efforts.The Diocese of Alabama Disaster Relief Fund has made an initial contribution to those efforts at St. Stephen’s, and the diocese is receiving assistance and guidance from Episcopal Relief & Development. Donations to the diocese can be made online by selecting “Disaster Relief” in the dropdown list.“As we have learned from past events, it will take days or weeks for us to learn the full impact of these storms, and we will provide information about needs and response as we learn more,” Bishop Kee Sloan said in the diocese’s statement.“We are thankful that the people of St. Stephen’s Smiths Station are safe and that the church there is able to respond to the needs of their neighbors,” Sloan said. “I ask folks to keep the community of Lee County in their prayers, especially those affected by these storms, those that are grieving the loss of a loved one or grieving the loss of their home. Please also pray for the first responders and all those that will take part in the work of recovery.”Episcopal News Service tried contacting the three Episcopal churches in the region by phone and email but was not able to reach any church leaders for this story.The “monster tornado” on March 3 that caused the most damage was a mile wide and traveled more than 26 miles, according to the National Weather Service’s initial estimates. With a wind speed of 170 mph, the EF-4 storm leveled homes, downed trees and power lines and left Beauregard, Alabama, a community of about 10,000 residents, looking like a “war zone.”BREAKING: Preliminary EF-4 Tornado Damage has been found along County Road 39 just east of Cave Mill Road in southwestern Lee County. Winds have been estimated at 170mph. Single family homes were completely destroyed. Photos are from those survey locations. #alwx pic.twitter.com/euYNfSDY11— NWS Birmingham (@NWSBirmingham) March 4, 2019About 90 people were reported injured, and Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said at a news conference March 4 that the death toll from the storm could rise as emergency crews search for people still missing. It was the deadliest tornado in the United States since 2013, when 25 people died in Oklahoma, and the Alabama death toll tops the total tornado fatalities from all of 2018.The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirmed three additional tornadoes touched down on March 3 in the region with lesser wind speeds and no reported fatalities.On March 5, a group from Lee-Scott Academy in Auburn gathered in the morning outside the Christian school to pray after learning that a student, fourth-grader Taylor Thornton, was among those killed by the more powerful tornado, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.Episcopal Relief & Development released a statement March 5 pledging continued support for the diocese and its congregations.“Disasters have three phases: rescue, relief and recovery,” said Katie Mears, senior director of Episcopal Relief & Development’s U.S. Disaster Program. “Right now, the disaster response is moving from the initial rescue phase, where first responders such as police and fire department are focusing on saving lives, into the relief phase. In the coming weeks and months, we will work with the Diocese of Alabama to provide relief and help communities recover.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

A soldier’s inspiring story teaches grace needed in today’s political unrest

first_img Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 November 11, 2020 at 8:02 am The Anatomy of Fear InspirationBy Reggie ConnellFour years ago, on Veterans Day 2016, I had an unforgettable experience that directly applies to where we are right now – in post-election 2020.A group of dentists and student volunteers spent their holiday offering free dental work to veterans. They provided teeth cleaning, fillings, and extractions for what I believe were dozens (could be more) of veterans from 7AM until around 4PM.When I arrived, the line was long but steady. Music was playing – “I’m proud to be an American” by Lee Greenwood. Grills from a local food truck were blazing. It had the aroma and atmosphere of a large cookout or a tailgating row of cars and trucks at a football game. The temperature was crisp, and all was right with the world. Three days removed from the most contentious election in US history could not deter this moment.It was as Americana as you could find.I wandered around, looking for a story. The service these dentists and students were providing was newsworthy enough on its own merits, but I wanted to see it from the eyes of a veteran.Unfortunately, most of the veterans had dental issues on their mind.Everyone I approached was courteous but clearly in task-mode. I asked a couple of them if they had time to talk to me, but most just politely said no.Finally, under a group of shade trees, I met a veteran with a story.Bill was a tall, thin man that looked to be in his 80’s with thick grey hair and a beard. He wore a Chicago Cubs cap, red sweatshirt, faded blue jeans, and black boots. The wallet in his back pocket was chained to his belt loop. As I walked past, he said hello, and I stopped and said hello back.“What brings you out today?” I asked.“I’ve had a toothache off-and-on for about a decade. I figured I should have it fixed before I die,” he joked.Bill was from Holly Hill, a small town kind of swallowed-up by Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach. It sits mostly between US1 and the Halifax River in Volusia County.“Holy Hell is what they call it over there,” he said.Bill’s friend from Apopka told him about the free dental offer for veterans, and he drove 60 miles to be at the event. Bill is on a fixed income, and a tooth extraction is well outside of his budget and not covered by Medicare.“I hope they work on veterans outside of Apopka,” he said.“As long as you have a great Veteran’s Day story,” I said to him. “That’s why I keep talking to you guys.”“You a writer?”“It depends on who you ask,” I said. “But that’s why I’m here. To tell a veteran’s tale.”“Well you’ve come to the right place. Have a seat, and I’ll tell you about the friend I met in Germany.”I sat down, leaned against a tree to Bill’s left, and began writing what he told me…Battle of the Bulge“I was a private in the 9th Infantry Division of the Army during World War II,” he said. “My unit fought in Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, and Normandy. In the early months of 1945, we were fighting in the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest. It was just before the bloody Battle of Aachen and just before The Battle of the Bulge. I was on a late-night watch by myself when out of the darkness, a German soldier walked-up on me, and before I could react, handed me his rifle.”Bill’s voice went from calm to excited as he told this incredible tale. It was hard to imagine this soft spoken man had fought in so many historic conflicts.“He could have shot me. And I would have shot him if he weren’t so damn quiet in approaching me. Instead, he surrendered. I wasn’t religious at the time, but I remember thinking that God had to be a part of the timing.”As Bill walked the soldier back to camp, his commanding officer told him to guard the German because there was no set-up to process prisoners. The two men sat in a foxhole until morning.American Medics render first aid to troops in the initial landing on Utah Beach.For hours they sat in silence until suddenly Bill’s prisoner started talking. “I’m not a soldier. I’m a farmer,” he said. “And I’m not a Nazi. I’m a German.”Bill learned that the soldier’s last name was Bauer. He, too, was a private, about 20-years-old. Bill was not much older.“He spoke pretty good English, better than my German anyway.”Bill explained to me that Bauer fought to defend his country and not because of the politics of the Nazi’s.“They took over before I was born. No one in my town liked them, but we were still Germans, so we fought to defend our homeland,” he said.“It was a struggle to talk given the conditions and the language barrier, but somehow we bonded in that foxhole. We were no longer enemies. We were friends.”Decades later, Bill looked-up Bauer from the small amount of information he had. He knew he was in the German military and that he lived in a small town near Frankfurt. He wrote a letter to a Bauer he hoped was the right one. Weeks later, he received a reply.Bill wouldn’t tell me what they talked about, except to say that Bauer was very wealthy and often helped him with finances over the years until he died in 1990. The two men had two reunions after the war – in 1986 and 1988.Bill did not have a moral to his story. It is but one of many soldiers’ tales that should be shared more often on Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other day they want to tell them.And I have no moral either except to say this:If two enemies, trained to kill, armed with rifles in the dark of night on a battlefield, can somehow, by the grace of God, come away not only alive but lifetime friends, then somehow, perhaps, Democrats and Republicans can find a way to get along too. Perhaps supporters and opponents of presidents, senators, house members, mayors, city and county commissioners, and school board members can find common ground and build their cities, towns, and communities together in unity.One last thank you to the veterans of this community, and around the nation. I hope you have a great Veteran’s Day. We will forever remember your service and sacrifice to this country.And thank you Bill, for your time, for your service, for your patience, and for teaching me a valuable lesson of grace under pressure that I will never forget.***You are invited to join Congresswoman Val Demings for a veterans tele-town hall with Nestor Rodriguez of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Tommie Maldonado of the Orange County Veteran Service Office.This discussion will take place on Thursday, November 12th, at 7:00pm.Join in to learn about federal and Central Florida veterans services and how help is available to help veterans with challenges they may be facing.To join this important conversation, please call 855-962-1334 at 7:00pm Thursday evening. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter American soldiers from the 28th division band and quartermaster This was a great and timely piece.. Both parties have composed of people that want the best for this great country.. Thank you for “your service” to all Veterans!! Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Maria Elena Franco LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGSElection 2020EnemiesFriendsGermanyMemoriesPoliticsSoldiersUnited StatesVeterans DayWorld War II Previous articleFlorida gas prices are lowest in five months, predicted state average to sink below $2 this weekNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENTlast_img read more

A look at Wales’ gruelling training camp in Poland

first_imgSaturday Nov 10, 2012 A look at Wales’ gruelling training camp in Poland Wales host Argentina today in what will be the first of four end of year Tests for the Six Nations champions. While the tour of Australia didn’t quite go to plan, they’ve been training harder than ever at the infamous Spala facility in Poland.It’s no secret that the Welsh squad have been using the slightly unorthodox training methods available to them at this camp for quite some time. The fitness of the Grand Slam champions shows and a lot of that is due to what goes on in Spala.The Olympic Training Centre is considered one of the most advanced in Europe, with facilities such as an athletics stadium, indoor swimming pool, weights room, electrotherapy, physiotherapy, and magnetotherapy rooms, and of course the dreaded cryo-rehabilitation rooms.Cryotherapy chambers have been described as human sized fridges that drop down to -160°C for top track and field athletes, who have been known to stay in there for up to five minutes at a time.The Welsh squad go through the same thing, more than once a day, as they push their mind and body to places most will never experience.“Spala is a fantastic and unique facility. It has given the players the opportunity to spend time together, they’ve bonded and enjoyed the experience,” said coach Rob Howley.“There’s been a lot of banter, the team dynamics in professional sport are important and we have been impressed with the players. The team will benefit from Spala physically and mentally from the time we have spent together.“The mantra of this national team over the last few years since the current coaching team has been together has been about hard work and this facility is unique in the way it allows you to do that”Wales will play Argentina, followed by Samoa, then New Zealand and Australia.Here is an excellent report from BBC’s Scrum V which takes you deep into the training camp ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Coaching Related Articles 27 WEEKS AGO Sam Underhill’s flawless tackle technique… 62 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leinster S&C coach gives some handy… 125 WEEKS AGO The Art of the Offload: Brian O’Driscoll… 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 Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

House W / Studio Prototype

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/550427/house-w-studio-prototype Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Year:  2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/550427/house-w-studio-prototype Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio Prototype+ 19 Share Year:  Photographs:  Courtesy of Studio PrototypeSave this picture!Courtesy of Studio PrototypeRecommended ProductsAcousticBruagAcoustics System – Balcony Cladding PanelsAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®AcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panels – Soft Cells ReflectiveAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsText description provided by the architects. A charming small house, built last century, stands on the old village road of the Dutch town Duiven. It has recently been passed on to the third generation of a family that is living there. The decision was made by them to thoroughly renovate the house and add a new volume on the backside.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio PrototypeThe new volume formulates a contemporary answer to the existing house. The volumes are slightly shifted from each other, creating a spatial play outside and a framed view towards the street side inside. The new volume functions as a closed mass on the street side, while on the garden-side the dwelling opens up by means of a spacious L-shaped veranda. A large window, with two sliding doors in it, provides the connection with the garden. The chimney is a prominent part of the roof’s shape. As such it has been reinterpreted, and is integrated with both a roof light and a light shaft in one sculptural object.Save this picture!ElevationThe functions flow seamlessly from the old to the new volume. The existing volume is updated by making several functional interventions. All spaces in the new volume are situated around a spacious void. A maximum amount of daylight is permitted here, ensuring an optimal experience of the sculptural space. Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio PrototypeThe façade concept of HouseW consists of diagonal directions and is translated to a timber cladding of western red cedar battens. They are as slender as possible, creating tension with the heavy brick of the existing dwelling. Aluminum profiles are used to attain subtle transitions between materials and spaces. The diagonal pattern is opened up on several strategic positions, working as a privacy screen.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio PrototypeThe architect has taken the role of master builder in the execution phase to guarantee the quality of the special detailing. The house is part of the Dutch self-build-initiative; in collaboration with the architect the inhabitants themselves finished the interior.Save this picture!ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessInteractive Infographic: How Much do Architecture Graduates Earn?Architecture NewsAntonio Derka School / Obranegra ArquitectosSelected Projects Share The Netherlands Area:  270 m² Area:  270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses House W / Studio PrototypeSave this projectSaveHouse W / Studio Prototype 2013 Architects: Studio Prototype Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects CopyHouses•Duiven, The Netherlands “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio PrototypeOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDuivenHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on September 29, 2014Cite: “House W / Studio Prototype” 29 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House W / Studio Prototype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 House W / Studio Prototypelast_img read more

Sunrise Pavilion / Feldman Architecture

first_imgProducts used in this ProjectFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – MetaWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMechanical/Electrical/Plumbing:Monterey Energy GroupCity:HealdsburgCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adam RouseText description provided by the architects. Conceived as a garden pavilion complimenting an existing contemporary guest house, Sunrise was designed to respond to its rugged, remote, and beautiful surroundings. The clients, a newly retired couple, have used the property and guest house as a weekend retreat for years. Admirers of our work, they were interested in collaborating with our firm to build a sleek, modern cabin in the hills above the Sonoma Wine Country. Both husband and wife have a strong appetency for cultivating the land. She is an avid gardener, passionate about sustaining and growing her own production garden while he enjoys maintaining the property, and discovering, post-retirement, the relaxing qualities of the Healdsburg hills.Save this picture!© Adam RouseAt its core, the inspiration for the home was creating a space for the homeowners to enjoy both the beauty around them and the charms of honest living. In order to preserve the elegant quality of the desired “glass house”, the structure of the home is expressed on the exterior. Round steel columns stretch upwards across two stories to support the sunshade and thin corrugated metal roof; balancing modern lines with delicate panes of glass. Two monolithic concrete forms at the East and West facades provide both structure and storage while visually anchoring the building to the site. The seamless transition between interior and exterior living was a primary objective, due to the client’s propensity for horticulture. Glass walls on three sides of the home allow for a strong physical and visual connection to the landscape; including the adjacent gardens and orchards and the distant Mt. Saint Helena.Save this picture!© Adam RouseSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Adam RouseThe interior has a paired down material palette consisting of bleached Douglas fir, white Carrara marble, and concrete floors. Minimalists by nature, the clients craved simplicity without starkness. Therefore accents of bronze, blackened steel, and Claro walnut bring richness to the interior furnishings, balancing the austere nature of concrete and steel. With a quiet simplicity of form and a refined material palette, this home compliments the existing structures and sits in harmony with the powerful hillside landscape.Save this picture!© Adam RouseProject gallerySee allShow lessSay No Mo Beauty Salon / balbek bureauSelected ProjectsDot Comme Gallery Shop / Sibling ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ArchDaily Lighting Design: Pritchard Peck Lighting Interior Designer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945146/sunrise-pavilion-feldman-architecture Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Dornbracht, panoramah!®, Blu Bathworks, Ortal, Subzero/Wolf, Thermador, Arborica, Trimble Daniel Holbrook, Michael Bautista, Brett Moyer Civil Engineer: Architects: Feldman Architecture Area Area of this architecture project United States Photographs:  Adam Rouse Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2016 Projects Adobe Associates Inc. “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945146/sunrise-pavilion-feldman-architecture Clipboard Landscape Architect: center_img Sunrise Pavilion / Feldman ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSunrise Pavilion / Feldman Architecture Arterra Landscape Architects Cello & Maudru Construction CopyHouses•Healdsburg, United States Save this picture!© Adam Rouse+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share Sunrise Pavilion / Feldman Architecture Structural Engineer: Studio Collins Weir General Contractor: Year:  Photographs Strandberg Engineering “COPY” Houses Lead Architects: Area:  2059 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFeldman ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHealdsburgOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on August 06, 2020Cite: “Sunrise Pavilion / Feldman Architecture” 06 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Charity retailing good practice code launched

first_img Tagged with: Trading  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Charity retailing good practice code launched Howard Lake | 9 June 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img There is also a long-standing problem of organisations portraying themselves as charities and collecting goods from households using collection sacks and leaflets that cleverly mimic the look of legitimate charitable collections. By identifying legitimate charity shops, it will be easier to highlight these bogus collectors. The Code of Charity Retailing has already been adopted by a wide range of charities, from large national organisations to local hospices. The Association believes that it is inclusive: it aims to promote the same high standards in all charity shops who sign up to the Code across the UK. All organisations signing up to the Code of Charity Retailing must be members of the Association of Charity Shops. Members of the Code will display a logo, which illustrates that it is a member of the ‘Code of Charity Retailing’ in their shops or on textile and book recycling banks, on house to house collection sacks and vans.Initially, compliance with the Code of Charity Retailing will be voluntary for members of the Association of Charity Shops. Some charities may need additional training and support before they can comply with the Code. It is intended, however, that the Code will become mandatory for all members of the Association of Charity Shops in future. Lekha Klouda, Executive Secretary of the Association of Charity Shops, said: “the Code of Charity Retailing is an important step forward for the sector, and serves to reassure people wanting to donate to, shop at or volunteer in a charity shop that has signed up to the Code that it will be operating within national good practice guidelines.” The Association of Charity Shops has launched a Code of Charity Retailing to promote good practice in charity retailing and to maintain public confidence in charity shops.The Code covers all aspects of charity retailing. It has been developed specifically for charities that run shops, and its aims include promoting high standards and increasing support for and donations to charity shops. The Association intends that the Code will help maintain public confidence in charity shops as a valuable form of charity fundraising. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh is freed and goes abroad

first_imgNews RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Follow the news on Afghanistan Help by sharing this information September 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh is freed and goes abroad Organisation Perwiz Kambakhsh, RSFenvoyé par rsf_internet. – L’info video en direct.A 23-year-old journalism student at Balkh university and a reporter for the newspaper Jahan-e-Naw (“New World”), Kambakhsh was arrested in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on 27 October 2007 on a charge of “blasphemy and distribution of texts defamatory of Islam.”Under pressure from the Council of Mullahs and local officials, a Mazar-i-Sharif court sentenced him to death in a summary trial on 22 January 2008. Members of the security forces tortured him to obtain a confession. The sentence was commuted to 20 years in prison in October 2008. RSF_en Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific March 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more News May 3, 2021 Find out more Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Reporters Without Borders is deeply relieved to learn that Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, the young journalist who was sentenced to death and then to 20 years in prison for downloading an article about the rights of women in Islam, was secretly pardoned and released several weeks ago and left the country for fear of reprisals.“We hail Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh’s release with deep emotion,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “After being held for nearly two years, he now needs to be able to rebuild his life. We pay tribute to all the free speech activists in Afghanistan and abroad who never stopped defending his innocence and pressing for his release.”Julliard added: “This case will be remembered as miscarriage of justice marked by religious intolerance, police mistreatment and incompetence on the part of certain judges. The authorities must now ensure that article 130 of the Afghan constitution, defining blasphemy, is no longer used to bring politically-motivated charges and to suppress free expression.”Kambakhsh’s lawyer confirmed to Reporters Without Borders today that his client was released several weeks ago after President Hamid Karzai secretly signed a pardon.Many foreign governments had interceded with the Afghan authorities on behalf of Kambakhsh, while the London-based Independent newspaper gathered more than 100,000 signatures to a petition for his release. Reporters Without Borders also handed in a petition with several thousand names to a presidential adviser in Kabul.A Reporters Without Borders delegation met Kambakhsh in a Kabul detention centre in February 2009. See the interview: to go further AfghanistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more