Could the FTSE 250 be your route to riches?

first_img Since its inception three-and-a-half decades ago, the FTSE 250 index has been a fantastic investment. Investors who bought the index at inception would have seen a 12% total annual return on their money. The question is, can this continue? Is the FTSE 250 your route to riches in future?Route to riches?The FTSE 100 is made up of the largest 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. The FTSE 250, meanwhile, is made up of the 101st to 350th companies. The index that covers both the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 is the FTSE 350. The next most extensive index is the FTSE All-Share. This is an index of the top 600 companies traded on the London Stock Exchange.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…As a market-weighted stock index, the largest companies in the FTSE 250 have a disproportionate impact on performance. This tends to mean the most successful businesses float to the top while struggling companies sink to the bottom.Moreover, unlike the FTSE 100, which is really an international index because more than 70% of its profits come from outside the UK, the FTSE 250 has a more domestic focus.So the index’s performance is linked to that of the UK economy. This means the FTSE 250 is a bit more volatile than the FTSE 100. However, it’s essential to remember these are some of the fastest-growing companies in Britain. They tend to own world-class technology and international divisions.For example, the two largest companies in the FTSE 250 right now are GVC Holdings and Intermediate Capital. These two have achieved earnings growth rates of 40% and 5% per annum respectively over the past six years.Growth indexThe index’s substantial weighting towards growth stocks gives it a natural advantage. Trying to pick a market best-growth stock can be a tricky business. Even the professionals struggle to outperform the market consistently over the long term.The FTSE 250 is continuously updating itself to include the fastest growing companies and exclude those businesses that are struggling. It’s similar to an active investment strategy, but it’s much cheaper and easier for investors to follow.This is the main reason why the FTSE 250 has achieved such fantastic returns since its inception. No active manager is trying to second-guess the market. The index just selects the best stocks and then hold on to them until it no longer needs them.Therefore, if you’re looking for one investment that could help you build a sizable nest egg, the FTSE 250 seems to tick all the boxes. While we don’t know what sort of returns the index will produce over the next two or three years, its focus on UK growth champions suggests that, over the long term, investors will continue to be well rewarded.All in all, if you can take a longer-term view, and you’re willing to invest in growth stocks, the FTSE 250 could be your route to riches.  See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Image source: Getty Images. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 8th February, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Could the FTSE 250 be your route to riches? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Russia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

first_img A lot was expected of Ireland, but they… Having to rely on a play-off win against… Japan Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Ireland Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Russia Rugby World Cup GroupRussia are in Group A alongside Ireland, Scotland, Japan and Samoa.Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup GroupsRussia Rugby World Cup FixturesFri 20 Sep Japan 30-10 Russia (Tokyo). Match reportTue 24 Sep Russia 9-34 Samoa (Kumagaya). Match reportThu 3 Oct Ireland 35-0 Russia (Kobe) Match ReportWed 9 Oct Scotland 61-0 Russia (Shizuoka) Match Report Scotland failed to reach the quarter-finals for only… Samoa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Hosting their first World Cup, Japan made history… Japan Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Scotland Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expandcenter_img Ireland Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Collapse Expand Russia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, GuideRussia making it into Pool A of the 2019 Rugby World Cup was a shock. Their spot originally went to Romania but the Oaks dropped out after a farrago that saw them, Belgium and Spain docked Rugby Europe Championship points for fielding ineligible players.They may have lost all their pool matches but they troubled opponents more than expected and showed decent resilience.How They QualifiedRussia were the highest ranked team from the Rugby Europe Championship (excluding Georgia who qualified automatically).Key PlayersTalking about his Enisei side in 2016, Yuri Kushnarev told RW: “Everyone should be scared, we are Russian soldiers with big rockets!” The fly-half and former Northampton wing Vasily Artemyev are important figures. Openside Tagir Gadzhiev is one to watch.Utility: Artemyev played 33 times for Northampton (Getty Images)The Coach – Lyn JonesJones took up the reins in early August 2018. The former Dragons, Ospreys and London Welsh coach didn’t have much time to make any major changes…Sleeping bear: Lyn Jones has said he wants to awake the full potential of Russia (Getty Images)Major Work-onsDiscipline, fitness and mentality under pressure are the three areas Jones has focused on improving. Plus, they have little experience of playing top-tier nations.Russia Rugby World Cup Warm-upsSaturday 17 August 2019: Italy 85-15 RussiaTuesday 27 August: Russia 22-35 Jersey RedsSaturday 7 September: Russia 14-42 ConnachtRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-ups Samoa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Russia’s qualification for the tournament was a shock and it was only their second World Cup Expand Scotland Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Outclassed: Ireland last played Russia in the World Cup in 2011. Final score was 62-12. (Getty Images)Russia Rugby World Cup SquadRussia have just announced their Rugby World Cup squad below’Forwards (18):Sergey ChernyshevEvgeny MatveevStanislav Sel’skiyAzamat BitievKirill GotovtsevValery MorozovVladimir PodrezovAndrey PolivalovEvgeny ElginBogdan FedotkoAndrey GarbuzovAndrei OstrikovTagir GadzhievVictor GresevRoman KhodinAnton SychevNikita VavilinVitaly Zhivatov.Backs (13):Vasily DorofeevDmitry PerovRamil GaisinYuri KushnarevSergey YanyushkinGerman DavydovDmitry GerasimovKirill GolosnitskyVladimir OstroushkoIgor GalinovskiyDenis SimplikevichVladislav SozonovVasily ArtemyevRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup FixturesPrevious World Cup Results and RecordRussia’s Rugby World Cup Record: P8 W0 D0 L82011 Pool stages2019 Pool stagesFollow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

The next City Commission will have unanimous support for Alonzo Williams…

first_img Alice Nolan, also a candidate in the City Commission Seat #2 runoff, is also in support of the project. In fact, she calls it a priority. But Nolan wants to see the state of the 2018-19 fiscal budget before making a definitive plan. “I would like to see Alonzo Williams Park become a place that all can play and enjoy. At the moment it is worn down and not up to the standards that the citizens deserve. I would like to keep the grant for Alonzo Williams Park. I would first want to get a clear picture of the budget, but I can foresee the overage being included into the 2018-19 fiscal budget, or being a part of the CRA budget, or possibly accepting donations from community partners.  This is a very important project for me and it will be a priority. Every part of Apopka deserves a beautiful and safe park for their families to enjoy and play at.” The cost of the grant writer would be paid out of the grant?? How much was that cost????? Apopka City Administrator Glenn Irby surprised the City Council at their Wednesday, March 21st meeting when he announced that the lowest bid to renovate and build a community center at Alonzo Williams Park was over $400,000 above the grant amount of $750,000, which puts the project in peril if action is not taken in 2018.Irby went on to explain that the City is trying to understand why the bids were higher than the grant, and the timeline for action to keep the project going.“We’re trying to figure out why. We still have the grant, but we need to be under construction by the end of the year or we do stand a chance of losing it at that particular point in time. We’re trying to actually value-engineer it where we can get the price lower. If that fails, then we can do a couple of things depending on what the Council wants to do. One of the things we could do is let it go, which I don’t think the Council wants to do, the second would be at the budget session to try and come up with the additional $400,000-plus, and the third would be to take it from reserves.”After the new City Council is sworn in on April 24th, it will be up to them to deal with the Alonzo Williams Park issue, and they are unanimous in their support to keep the project moving forward.Commissioner Diane VelazquezCommissioner Diane Velazquez, the incumbent candidate in the Seat #2 runoff, is calling for patience in the process and letting the City staff continue the process. “I have read the discussions on social media regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) renovation of Alonzo Williams Park. From the very beginning, we knew we had to be precise and consistent during the application process. Initially, we did not make the first cut. Shortly thereafter, however, Governor Rick Scott caused some rules to change with the Department of Economic Opportunity that helped Apopka in the second round for consideration. In March of 2017, a seasoned professional Grant Writer was brought in to assist in the application process (the cost for the grant writer would be paid out of the grant). A bid specification packet was used to solicit bids. Three bids were received, each bid was $400,000 over the $750,000 grant. Staff recommended all the bids be rejected. This was to allow staff to revisit the grant and find out the reason behind the cost differences.It is my understanding when applying for government grants, the process can sometimes be tedious and a long process. With persistence and perseverance, it eventually can become a reality. We are not quite there yet because the bids received were rejected. The city staff is diligently working and reviewing the line expenses of this project.We would all like to see this project move ahead and start construction. The delays, not of the city’s doing, has pushed this project further from the target date to start building… I feel confident with the review by staff and re-advertising of the RFP (Request for Proposal), this project to rebuild Alonzo Williams Park will move forward.  The incoming Mayor Elect Bryan Nelson will be charged with overseeing the success of this project.”Apopka City Commission Seat #2 candidate Alice Nolan In November of 2016, the City announced winning the grant and at that time believed construction would begin in 2017.The 5,500 square foot center is proposed to be twice as large as the current building.Once a bid is accepted, the long-awaited project will demolish the existing structure at Alonzo Williams Park, 515 South Hawthorne Avenue, and construct a new community center in its place. The new building will be twice the size of the existing facility with more than 5,500 square feet and feature a large meeting area, offices, activity rooms and a covered entry with a vehicle driveway. It will also include paved parking along M.A. Board Street and future parking adjacent to the facility.Alonzo Williams Park is a three-acre facility with multi-purpose fields, outdoor basketball courts, a softball field and a playground. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply  Commissioner Doug Bankson does not want to see the $750,000 grant sent back, especially since the City has already invested taxpayer money in this project. Bankson agrees this should be a priority for the next City Council.Commissioner Doug Bankson  “I believe we need to do what we can to save the Alonzo Williams community center project. It is an important piece of infrastructure for the park and for recreation programs, and after investing over $100,000 in the project it would be a waste to lose the $750,000 grant. We need to work on getting bids in order with the funding to keep the project alive and make sure our investment in Apopka is evenly based north to south. It should be a priority as we seek funding.”Commissioner Kyle Becker also agrees in a balance within the Apopka Parks and Recreation system. He is calling for an aggressive pace to guarantee the City does not lose the grant. “Alonzo Williams Park needs to be treated and invested in just like we would the Northwest Recreation Facility, Kit Land Nelson, and every other park and recreation asset we have in our city, doing all we can to make them the best they can be and maintain them to that level.  In recent months I have heard so many personal connections to Alonzo Williams Park, and it is definitely time to renew its glory for our residents.Commissioner Kyle Becker The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 2 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply March 29, 2018 at 6:35 pm Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAlonzo Williams ParkCity of Apopka Previous articlePeople are stranded in ‘transit deserts’ in dozens of US citiesNext articleThe First 100 Days – Part Four: How Mayor Nelson will start his first term Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hmm…..looks like to me, if the grant money goes back to state, it is going to be short of money! That is strange, to say the least, IMO.  Commissioner-Elect Alexander Smith will take over for six-term Commissioner Billie Dean on the City Commission (Seat #1). Dean actually followed Alonzo Williams on the City Commission. This project was a passion for him and Smith shares that passion for Alonzo Williams Park.Seat #1 Commissioner-Elect Alexander Smith Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 29, 2018 at 5:44 pm I think there has been some confusion that since the first round of bids were rejected, Council has rejected the idea of proceeding, which is not where I stand. City staff worked hard to secure the $750,000 grant for a new community center at the park, which equates to roughly $136 a square foot in construction cost, where new construction for a building like this should run between $100-$150 a square foot on average. The initial bids received charge over $200 a square foot, and we need to understand why that is the case and determine if the RFP needs to be revised.  Since we all have been informed the grant funds have a limited shelf life to use or lose, I fully support an aggressive discussion to allocate funds for this project to supplement our grant.” Reply  “This is a concern of mine but I don’t have an approach set in stone at this time. I have to do some more research, and study the budget more and look at options. I’m waiting to be briefed by staff as the incoming Commissioner. Therefore, I don’t want to speak out of turn without all of the facts. But there is one thing for sure; returning the grant and not completing the Alonzo Williams Park renovation is not an option.”last_img read more

For Blue Darters and Mustangs, Friday Night Lights are back!

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Apopka and Wekiva are on the road in pre-season kickoff classicsIt was a contrasting year for the Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs.For the Blue Darters, frustration and disappointment symbolized their 8-4 season. Despite a playoff victory over Seminole High School on the road in Sanford what might be more remembered by a program the caliber of Apopka’s are the four agonizing losses in which the Blue Darters had game-winning or game-tying drives stalled in the last minutes of those contests.The Mustangs, on the other hand, enjoyed the best season in school history, finishing 2017 with a 12-2 record, which included a 10-game winning streak, a District 8A-4 title, a victory over Apopka and a trip to the state semifinals – all firsts for Wekiva.But that was 2017. Ancient history. A million years ago.This is 2018, and an entirely new chapter is about to be written for the Blue Darters and Mustangs.The final dress rehearsal for both teams happens tonight as Apopka travels to Daytona Stadium to take on the Daytona Beach Mainland Buccaneers. Last pre-season, the Blue Darters defeated Mainland 26-20.The Mustangs will also take to the road at Tom Storey Field in Altamonte Springs to face the Lake Brantley Patriots.Both games kickoff at 7 PM.Tom Storey Field is located on the campus of Lake Brantley High School at 991 Sand Lake Road in Altamonte Springs. Tickets are $6.Daytona Stadium is located at 3917 LPGA Boulevard in Daytona Beach. Tickets are $6. Parking is $5.The regular season begins next Friday, August 24th when Apopka hosts Ocoee High School and Wekiva is at home against Jones High School. Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 I had asked my husband earlier on Friday was there going to be any football games at AHS Friday night, and he said that no, they were going to be at Daytona Beach Maitland. I said, Daytona Beach Maitland? They are not anywhere near each other, and he said no, I said Daytona Beach Mainland. Oh, lol, okay, sorry, I heard you wrong….duh. Lighten up people, I said I don’t know some sport stuff! Go Darters! #Apopka Proud!!! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img The Anatomy of Fear 1 COMMENT August 18, 2018 at 3:36 pm TAGSApopka Blue DartersWekiva Mustangs Previous articleDeciphering the mysterious decline of honey beesNext articleDepartment of Health in Orange County welcomes new preventative medicine resident Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Malefemale House / aoa architects

first_img Projects Contractor:3-square construction Inc.City:Seodaemun-guCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hyosook ChinRecommended ProductsEquipmentSaliceWaste Bin Systems – Pull-Out UnitsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. As the traditional role between men and women become blurred in modern society, the privacy at home and the basic nature of spaces in the house is being changed. Even the privacy among family members that had been overlooked in the past patriarchal era with a large family is now the most basic thing to insure, especially among married couples. The economic independence of women through increased participation in society plays a role in this. As a result, the kitchen has turned into a café-like space with a large table out of its traditional function of producing the food. It is also a wine bar for the soon-to-be married couple to stop by after work.Save this picture!© Hyosook ChinMost tiny houses in Korea are normally very complicated inside without a sense of openness as they try to accommodate many things, but Malefemale house tries to satisfy the function and structure, practicality and openness, simplicity and novelty at the same time only through the staircase, the indispensable architectural element. The stair penetrates the house in the center, separating each floor into the living area to the south and into service areas of bathrooms and closets to the north, and by using the bathroom as corridor it forms an 8-character circular movement on each floor. These simple yet functional movements make the experience of space even richer.Save this picture!© Jaewon SuhSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Jaewon SuhLiving room on the 2nd floor and bedroom on the 3rd loosen the privacy between them because they have the same area and type, however, with independent toilet on each, the living room is again implicitly occupied by men and the bedroom by women. Blue-green marble wall in the living room and red wooden wall in the bedroom are materials that represent such properties both typically and symbolically. The symmetry of interior space reveals the faces of different genders to the north and the south and the figure, as if it were a miniature of a Baroque Cathedral in a souvenir shop, creates quite a cute feeling due to its mismatch of style and building scale.Project gallerySee allShow lessCity Dreamers Documentary Highlights Four Women Architects Who Rethought the CityArchitecture NewsHouse Challenge 2019 Explores Temporary Dwellings in the DesertArchitecture News Share Photographs South Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931152/malefemale-house-aoa-architects Clipboard Malefemale House / aoa architectsSave this projectSaveMalefemale House / aoa architects “COPY” Area:  109 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs:  Hyosook Chin, Jaewon Suh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931152/malefemale-house-aoa-architects Clipboard Jaewon Suh, Euihaing Lee “COPY” CopyHouses•Seodaemun-gu, South Korea Architects: aoa architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Adobe, Clay Max, Hanvit Terrazzo, McNeel, Parex Dpr, Salamander, Total Marble, dbdb studio Year:  Lead Architects: 2018 CopyAbout this officeaoa architectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeodaemun-guOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on January 01, 2020Cite: “Malefemale House / aoa architects” 01 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 stream Save this picture!© Hyosook Chin+ 41Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses Malefemale House / aoa architectslast_img read more

In new boost to impunity, court blocks further investigation into Politkovskaya murder

first_imgNews Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en A Moscow military court today decided to press on with the retrial of three alleged accomplices in Novaya Gazeta reporter Anna Politkovskaya’s murder, rejecting a petition by the Politkovskaya family for it to be postponed while further investigations were carried out. Presiding judge Nikolai Tkachuk denied the request although it was supported both defence lawyers and prosecutors.“We are utterly dismayed by the Russian judicial system’s inability to demonstrate any determination to solve this murder,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There could not have been a worse decision just weeks after Natalia Estemirova’s tragic murder and just two months before the third anniversary of Politkovskaya’s death. Impunity now reigns supreme in Russia.”The press freedom organisation added: “This decision serves to confirm that nothing can be expected from this retrial. No light will be shed on the many questions left unanswered by the original trial. The retrial will be nothing more than an empty formality.” The three suspects are being retried as a result of a supreme court ruling on 25 June in favour of an appeal by prosecutors against their acquittal by a jury on 19 February. As soon as the retrial opened on 5 August, the Politkovskaya family submitted their request for a postponement to permit further investigations.The court deferred a decision on the petition, which was backed by both the prosecutor’s office and the defence, for the next hearing. After announcing his refusal today, Judge Tkachuk said the retrial would resume on 7 September, when a jury would be chosen.A total of 20 journalists have been killed in connection with their work in Russia since March 2000. The Moscow-based Novaya Gazeta has taken an especially heavy toll, with four journalists killed. This year has seen an increase in violence, especially against local newspapers. Two leading human rights activists have also been killed – Stanislav Markelov on 19 January and Natalia Estemirova on 15 July.Russia was ranked 141st out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Listen to Anna Politkovskaya’s interview by Radio France International Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Related documents Killed Journalists – RussiaMSWORD – 39 KB Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 21, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption June 2, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Russia August 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In new boost to impunity, court blocks further investigation into Politkovskaya murder News May 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

Local Girl Scout Brightens Building that Serves Emancipated Foster Youth

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS center column 1 Local Girl Scout Brightens Building that Serves Emancipated Foster Youth From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, January 23, 2015 | 12:29 pmcenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Community News Pasadena Girl Scout AnaLara Vinci (center) stands proudly below the supersized Hathaway-Sycamores logo that she recently painted. Surrounding Vinci, from left to right, are Hathaway-Sycamores’ representatives: Assistant Director Fund Development Mary Kay Wilson; Executive Vice President of Development Rob Myers; Board Member Bessie Ramirez; and Transitional Independent Living Program Director Samuel Gonzalez. Photo credit: Suzanne TurpinPasadena Girl Scout AnaLara Vinci spent much of her free time recently painting a supersized Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services logo at the organization’s Transitional Independent Living Program facility (851 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena). The teen, who is a junior at Immaculate Heart High School, initiated the artistic endeavor in an effort to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest achievement available in Girl Scouting.Vinci was introduced to Hathaway-Sycamores, one of Southern California’s leading children’s mental-health and welfare agencies, by Pasadena resident and Hathaway-Sycamores’ Board Member Bessie Ruiz-Ramirez. Vinci was drawn to the organization’s Transitional Independent Living Program (TILP) site because it serves teens and young adults, not far from her age, by meeting a critical need for housing and supportive mental-health services for youth who are transitioning from foster-care placements to adulthood and independent living. This is an extremely vulnerable population; according to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, 45 percent of youth emancipated from LA County’s foster-care system become homeless. Hathaway-Sycamores’ TILP is dedicated to preventing the youth in its care from falling into this statistical category by providing them with subsidized housing, financial assistance, job experience, and training in the skills needed to live independently as adults.Vinci, who is a member of Girl Scout Troop 3571, said that her goal in painting the mural-sized logo was “to create a bright and inspiring environment for the teenagers and young adults who come to the facility for services. I think by doing so it will help make Hathaway-Sycamores the happy sanctuary these young people need.” Vinci added that she hopes the new “artwork will be meaningful to them and will inspire them to continue working, studying, and thriving in their lives.”As part of earning her Girl Scout Gold Award, Vinci additionally plans to paint a second inspiring mural at Hathaway-Sycamores’ TILP facility. She also is going to develop a reference guide that lists free and low-cost art classes available throughout Pasadena. The guide will then be distributed to youth served at all Hathaway-Sycamores’ locations. Vinci was motivated to create the guide because she believes that engaging in artistic activities is a therapeutic form of self-expression that could benefit those receiving services from Hathaway-Sycamores.Commenting on Vinci’s efforts, Hathaway-Sycamores’ President and CEO William Martone said, “It’s always heartwarming when young people reach out to other young people in an effort to have a positive impact. We’re very fortunate that AnaLara decided to share her artistic talents with Hathaway-Sycamores.” Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Pulitzer winning Ford to read at UL

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleParallel platforms for UCH on Culture NightNext articleOpinion – Crossing the line Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Linkedincenter_img Print BusinessNewsPulitzer winning Ford to read at ULBy Rose Rushe – August 29, 2015 605 Email Richard Ford for Tuesday 15, 6.30pmTHE Creative Writing programme at UL will present a public reading from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford at UL on Tuesday 15 September at 7pm. This will be his first visit to UL and his first reading in County Limerick.Ford is one of the most widely acclaimed American novelists.His best known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land, and the short story collection Rock Springs which hhas several widely anthologised stories.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Joseph O’Connor, UL’s Frank McCourt Chair in Creative Writing, initiated this event. “This will be a memorable evening for all literature fans in Limerick and the midwest. When I was in my twenties, starting out with writing, Richard Ford became one of my touchstone authors. His work meant so much to me, for its grace, beauty, toughness and truthfulness, and for the sheer reading pleasure it gave.“To host him here at the University of Limerick will be an immense honour for our new Creative Writing department. There’s huge excitement that he’s coming.”Attend to the Computer Science and Information Strategies Building at UL (beside the Foundation Building) with a reception at 6.30pm – the reading is 7pm sharp. Booking essential so email [email protected]last_img read more

Concern at increasing levels of Covid-19 in Donegal

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Concern at increasing levels of Covid-19 in Donegal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – September 21, 2020 The acting Chief Medical Officer has expressed concern at the increasing levels of Covid-19 in Donegal, Louth, and Waterford.Dr. Ronan Glynn says it’s vital people in all counties do all they can to break the chains of transmission over the next 7 days.19 new cases were confirmed Donegal last night with yesterday seeing the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases nationally since mid-May – 396 were confirmed, bringing the weekend total to 670.Trinity College Dublin Immunology professor, Dr. Rachel McLoughlin, says people need to act:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/rachel7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Pinterest Previous articlePubs prepare to reopen todayNext articleDonegal men cleared over homeless man’s death in Australia News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Storytelling tickets on sale Dec. 30

first_img Tickets will go on sale for the 2010 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival (January 29 and 30) at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Rue’s Antiques in Brundidge or by calling 334-735-3125.The Dean of Storytelling Donald Davis will be back by popular demand. Joining Davis will be nationally acclaimed storytellers, Kevin Kling, Barbara McBride-Smith and Elizabeth Ellis.The storytelling festival will open on Friday night, Jan. 29 at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge and will continue with three storytelling concerts at 10 a.m. and 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University in Troy. By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Davis, Kling, McBride-Smith and Ellis are all regulars at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. They also perform at major festival across the country and beyond.“You won’t go to a storytelling festival anywhere and find any better storytellers than the ones on stage at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival,” said Mernette Bray, a member of the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society’s storytelling committee. “I’ve seen all four of this year’s tellers at Jonesborough and other festivals and it just doesn’t get any better than them. They’ll make you laugh and make you shed a tear or two and I can guarantee that you’ll have a good time. If you’re not a fan of professional storytelling when you get to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, you will be when you leave.”Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him simple and silly Jack tales and mountain lore and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and tapes and as a guest host for NPR’s “Good Evening.” “I could have listened all morning to Donald Davis …his stories often left listeners limp with laughter at the same time they struggled with a lump in the throat.” –New York Times.Kevin Kling, best known for his storytelling concerts and popular commentaries on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” delivers hilarious, often tender stories. With stories born of the Midwest, he has performed all across the United States and in Europe and Australia. His autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life – hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, growing up in Minnesota and eating things before knowing what they are. “Kling’s stories fall somewhere between David Lynch’s perversity and Garrison Keillor’s home-spun humor.” —Denver Post. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Barbara McBride Smith is recognized internationally as a storyteller of time-honored tales mixed with comedic idioms. Her colorful voice, along with its native Texas twang, remind listeners of a fire and brimstone preacher, carnival barker, used car salesman or Butterfly McQueen. “Barbara McBride-Smith’s stories will make you laugh, break your heart and give you a new take on the struggles of ‘we mortals’ to live our lives on this earth — New Directions for Women.Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains in a family filled with stories. As a child, most of her best friends were imaginary. In some ways that’s still true. Living now in Texas, Ellis travels constantly, sharing personal stories, folktales and stories of heroic women. Both witty and wise, her stories are often about seeing the extraordinary in our every day experiences.“Filled with hilarious and poignant honesty, her personal stories deliver down-home wisdom, Southern style.” The Azalea Storytelling Festival. Tickets for the concert at the We Piddle Around Theater are $25 and include pre-show music by the WPA Scratch Band and a full family-style supper. Tickets for the Saturday morning and afternoon concerts are $10 each. Night concert tickets are $15. All-day Saturday tickets are $30.Saturday concerts include pre-show music 30 minutes prior to the storytelling concerts and a folk art exhibit.After Jan. 2, tickets will be available at Rue’s or by calling 334-735-3125 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Other times call, 334-670-6302 days and 334-735-3675 nights. 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