Will BP shares bounce back?

first_imgWill BP shares bounce back? See all posts by Tej Kohli Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Tej Kohli | Monday, 16th March, 2020 | More on: BP center_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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Tej Kohli has no position in any of the shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” “Our favourite holding period is forever” says Warren Buffett. This is sage advice. As long as you are choosing stocks that can withstand short-term shocks, and reinvesting your dividends to attain compound growth, then over a long-term time horizon the growth of your investment is more-or-less assured. I hold a lot of stocks that I never plan to sell.Bears return from hibernationIn the last few weeks global markets have plunged, and like many other investors I have been reminded to be brave when others are fearful and of the merits of a contrarian approach to stock picking. As the global markets plunge and fears grow that the shock will cause a severe global downturn, I am being inevitably and repeatedly asked the same questions: Where and when will be the bottom of this new bear market? When will be the right time to start taking long positions once again? Which stocks should I then back?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…That the bear market has been triggered by a virus is unique, but investors should not forget that event-driven ‘shocks’ are almost always the genesis of a fall in the stock markets. Event-driven bear markets also tend to recover relatively quickly, as we saw with the 2002 SARS outbreak. And with emergency cuts in the UK and USA taking interest rates to an all-time low, the extremities of the ‘shock’ may be cushioned by a stable monetary environment.So, what stocks should investors be looking to take a long position in once that the time is right? BP (LSE: BP) is currently at the top of my watch list. The BP share price is almost half of what is was 12 months ago. Yet BP is substantial enough to weather shocks and has proven its resilience many times before. At the time of writing, the oil price is falling fast. Between February and March 2020, the oil price fell from just shy of $55 a barrel to a little over $30 a barrel. The last time that oil prices were so low was during the 2014-2016 oil price plunge.$20 oilAt this moment in time, analysts predict that the current fall in oil prices will hasten when the world’s biggest crude oil consumer, the USA, starts to fully contend with the COVID-19 virus. OPEC has downgraded its estimate of oil demand growth to zero. Saudi Arabia and Russia have acrimoniously ended their agreement to prop up oil prices, and have engaged in a new price war that the fragile geopolitical climate is unlikely to assuage.My belief is that we will soon see something that we have not experienced for over two decades: the $20 oil barrel. And it is when the oil price hits $20 a barrel that I predict BP will reach the bottom of its bear run. The 2014-2016 oil price plunge has already cleared out a lot of the inefficiencies in the sector, which gives confidence in the ability of BP shares to resurge. Donald Trump has a tendency to surprise when it comes to striking deals, and he may succeed in bringing Moscow and Saudi Arabia back to the table too. And with record-low oil prices and interest rates, the economic conditions for a ‘BP bounce-back’ are good.The proviso to this is that the world manages to curtail the COVID-19 crisis. Whether this proviso is realistic is beyond my expertise. We certainly cannot trivialise a pandemic and the very real impact that it is having on individual lives. But I take some comfort that in China, the rate of new infections seems to be plateauing, and from that we can be hopeful.BP shares: buy, sell or hold?For an investor looking for long-term growth my current recommendation is simple: wait until the oil price falls to $20 a barrel and be poised and ready to buy BP in the aftermath. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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RBS Six Nations: Wales 19-10 France

first_imgWhat’s hot and what’s not from Wales’ 2016 Six Nations encounter with France at the Principality Stadium Get in! George North celebrates after scoring Wales’ only try against France. Photo: Getty Images TAGS: Highlight Wales remain unbeaten in the 2016 Six Nations after seeing off a turgid France side at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. It was far from a classic and Sam Warburton’s side should have been far more convincing winners; a late Guilhem Guirado try added a gloss to the French total but Wales dominated this contest and should have put more points on the board. The boot of Dan Biggar and a George North try – created by Jonathan Davies’s kick ahead and an unintentional assist from Jules Plisson – proved enough and they will head to Twickenham in two weeks with confidence, but they need to be more clinical.WHAT’S HOT…Leading figures – Sam Warburton, back at openside, was the standout player on the pitch. Not only did he produce his usual work-rate in defence, crucial in stopping a French maul close to the Wales’ line, and get over the ball at the breakdown, but he was far more prominent as a ball-carrier. Early in the second half he got within a metre of scoring a try and he took the ball into contact regularly and at pace, making yards. He was at the heart of Wales’ performance.Follow the leader: France captain Guilhem Guirado tests the Welsh defence. Photo: Getty ImagesThe French struggled but their skipper Guilhem Guirado, the hooker, drove them forward throughout. The scrum was a nightmare for the full 80 minutes – reset after reset – but France got the nudge on a few times and Guirado continually offered himself as an option with ball in hand, be that as a link man or the man driving the maul. The try he scored in the final minutes was well deserved.High-ball jinks – Both Dan Biggar and Liam Williams again showed their strength under the high ball with commanding takes, either from their own kicks or French ones. There’s little concern for their own safety when they leap into the air and sometimes you wonder how they come away with the ball, but some of their takes against France were simply sublime.High jump: Dan Biggar and Dijbril Camara compete for a high ball. Photo: Getty ImagesRob Evans – Many were surprised when Test centurion Gethin Jenkins was usurped by Rob Evans, but the Scarlets loosehead has applied himself extremely well in the Wales’ No 1 shirt. It’s the skills he brings in the loose that mark him out as a long-term prospect. In the opening set of phases from Wales, Evans must have been involved five or six times, be it with a carry, a soft pass or sharp offload. He has a big future ahead.WHAT’S NOT…Clinical edge – 67% territory and 59% possession. Those were Wales’ stats for the first 40 minutes, yet they had only six points on the board. They were dominating the game in terms of the collisions, putting multiple phases together and playing, as modern parlance goes, in the right areas, but had little to show for it. Gareth Davies was lively and made a couple of sharp breaks, but his decision-making at times was questionable. Until Wales can get across the gain-line more regularly, be it with brawn or guile, and then score tries, they will continue to struggle against the world’s best teams.Break man: Gareth Davies bursts clear against France – but it didn’t result in a try. Photo: Getty ImagesLikewise France had a concerted 12-minute spell in Wales’ 22 midway through the second half, but their tactics involved driving mauls from 5m lineouts and trying to burrow over from scrums. ‘French flair’ seemed a long way off their agenda, with players bereft of ideas and inspiration. As my colleague Gavin Mortimer said on Twitter: “This French XV suck the soul out of opponents. So bad they drag everyone else down to their level.”Tackle technique – Dan Lydiate was penalised for a no arms tackle on Guilhem Guirado, Jonathan Danty was pinged for taking Alex Cuthbert beyond the horizontal and Antoine Burban had to go off for an HIA having taken a big knock from Sam Warburton after getting his head on the wrong side as he attempted to stop the Wales captain. These players need to work a little on their technique, for their own and their opponents’ safety as well as to prevent conceding needless penalties.Tipping point: Alex Cuthbert is upended by Jonathan Danty. Photo: Getty ImagesThe stadium! – The roof was open for the duration of the match because engineers couldn’t resolve a technical problem, so the Principality Stadium was a little chillier than usual. It’s usually a cosy place to watch a game but we definitely needed another layer given the cold weather. From a playing perspective, at least it didn’t rain so the teams had decent conditions. It must also be said that the days of this pitch cutting up after a single scrum look long gone.STATISTICS Man of the Match: Gareth Davies (Wales)For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 14 – The number of penalties Wales conceded compared to eight by France.11 – The number of turnovers Wales won compared to six by France.20 – The number of tackles made by Taulupe Faletau, twice as many as France’s top tackler Guilhem Guirado.144 – The number of ball carries made by France compared to 91 by Wales.Wales: Liam Williams (G Anscombe 74); A Cuthbert, J Davies, J Roberts, G North; D Biggar (R Priestland 71), G Davies (Lloyd Williams 78); R Evans (G Jenkins 56), S Baldwin (K Owens 67), S Lee (T Francis 67), B Davies, AW Jones (J Ball 78), D Lydiate (J Tipuric 78), S Warburton (capt), T Faletau.Try: North. Con: Biggar. Pens: Biggar 4.France: M Medard; V Vakatawa, M Mermoz (G Fickou 64), J Danty, D Camara; J Plisson (F Trinh-Duc 64), M Machenaud (S Bezy 71); J Poirot (U Atonio 64), G Guirado (capt), R Slimani (V Pelo 64), P Jedrasiak (Y Maestri 44), A Flanquart, W Lauret, A Burban (L Goujon 30-36, 53), D Chouly (C Chat 64).Try: Guirado. Con: Trinh-Duc. Pen: Plisson.Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)Attendance: 74,160last_img read more

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Tejon 35 / Meridian 105 Architecture

first_img Structural Engineer: United States Area:  50339 ft² Area:  50339 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Heltshe Interior Design ArchDaily Landscape Architect: Interior Designer: Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/551387/tejon-35-meridian-105-architecture Clipboard CopyMixed Use Architecture, Housing•Denver, United States 2014 Monroe & Newell Year:  JCAA Consulting Engineers Acoustical Engineer:EDIMason:Eatherton Masonry IncDesign Team:Chad Mitchell, Daniel LipscombCity:DenverCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Raul GarciaRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The Tejon 35 Mixed Use development is rooted in Denver’s trendy LOHI neighborhood at the intersection of 35th Avenue and Tejon Street. Tejon Street is a prominent retail corridor serving the local residential neighborhood and is the primary pedestrian corridor connecting to the Downtown business district and the Union Station redevelopment. Save this picture!© Raul GarciaMeridian 105’s Tejon Mixed Use building contributes 4000 square feet of new retail to this corridor in addition to 29 for-lease apartments and a parking structure. Its completion is driving further interest and investment into this important commercial corridor and injecting new energy into the streetscape.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanWhile the building’s scale is primarily horizontal, the design team was able to express some verticality in the form by opening up balconies to the sky and creating a rhythm of interior and exterior volumes facing the street.  Within the units, tall interior spaces are created on the 3rd floor with mezzanines accessed internally.   A bold branded approach towards the interior design compliments the museum-like volumes of the living units and contrasts the heavy exterior brickwork with delicate lighting and colorful spaces.Save this picture!© Raul GarciaThe City of Denver has a tradition of great masonry. The design of Tejon 35 continues this tradition, wrapping the structure in patterns and textures of brick that play with light and shadow and add interest to the streetscape. An at-grade parking garage is screened in Norman sized bricks with alternating open stretchers. The brick screen wraps around the retail storefront and offers a beautiful play of light to the tenant interior at daytime and to the streetscape in the evening. The upper building volume textures the street corner with a Flemish bond coursing with headers projecting proud. Due to the lofty expectations of the brick detailing, the installation was a true collaboration between the Architect, Structural Engineer, Brick Supplier, and Mason. Save this picture!© Raul GarciaProject gallerySee allShow lessNenzing Nursing Home / Dietger Wissounig ArchitectsSelected Projectsmatterbetter Launches Competition in Honor of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:1974 West 35th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share photographs:  Raul GarciaPhotographs:  Raul Garcia Civas Engineeringcenter_img 2014 Tejon 35 / Meridian 105 ArchitectureSave this projectSaveTejon 35 / Meridian 105 Architecture PCS Group Civil: Mixed Use Architecture Architects: Meridian 105 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/551387/tejon-35-meridian-105-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Raul Garcia+ 25 Share Tejon 35 / Meridian 105 Architecture CopyAbout this officeMeridian 105 ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingDenverHousingResidentialMixed UseUnited StatesPublished on October 03, 2014Cite: “Tejon 35 / Meridian 105 Architecture” 03 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal raises £90m in three months

first_img Tagged with: DEC Emergency Fundraising Individual giving Research / statistics Howard Lake | 7 February 2014 | News DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal raises £90m in three months The Disasters Emergency Committee’s Philippines Typhoon Appeal, launched in November 2013, has raised £90 million. This is the third highest total for an appeal in the DEC’s 50 year history. It is expected to generate even more as the appeal will remain open until May 2014.The funds have been used by DEC member agencies and their partners to help over four million people since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines three months ago today.DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said: “The support of the UK public through the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal is hugely appreciated [in the Philippines] and I have seen with my own eyes how it is helping people to not only survive but also to begin to move on with their lives.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DEC mobile donations page [message_box title=”The Emergency Appeals Alliance” color=”blue”]The EAA brings together organisations of various countries, which launch fundraising appeals following humanitarian disasters: AGIRE in Italy, Aktion Deutschland Hilft in Germany, Consortium 1212 in Belgium, Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK, The Humanitarian Coalition in Canada, Radiohjälpen in Sweden and Swiss Solidarity. In the Netherlands, Samenwerkende Hulporganisaties/Giro 555 is an associated member.The funds raised in each country are attributed to various partner NGOs which carry out humanitarian projects in the affected areas. Most of the organisations work in close cooperation with the national broadcasting system in order to reduce fundraising costs and increase efficiency of the national appeal.[/message_box] More than 14 million people were affected by the typhoon. The “overwhelming majority” have now received some support from government, UN agencies, or local and international organisations. Although many need further emergency support, the priority for DEC members is to begin early recovery activities, such as providing construction kits for homes, and supporting farmers with seeds, fertiliser and tools.The DEC says that an emergency appeal’s funds are normally spent within two years of an appeal being launched. However, due to the scale of the damage inflicted in the Philippines, funds for this appeal will be used to support survivors over three years.International emergency appeal resultsEmergency appeals following the typhoon were also launched in other countries. Members of the Emergency Appeals Alliance have raised £188 million in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as the UK.The UK government has also “been the most generous donor government to date” according to the DEC. Advertisement  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

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Undergraduates help local charities by putting grant making studies into practice

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: higher education philanthropy Barker also found that the experience has opened her mind to the potential for a career in the third sector. Undergraduate students at the University of Kent have made grants to two local charities as part of their philanthropy studies. For their ‘Learning by Giving – Philanthropy in Action’ module, the students met weekly with charity leaders from organisations focused on homelessness, disabilities, food poverty, refugees, dementia, and social isolation. Grant making organisations including Kent Community Foundation, and the social entrepreneur and humanitarian David Jamilly, gave the students advice about philanthropic decision making. Advertisement According to the University of Kent, the elective module is one of the first of its kind to be run by a UK university. It was designed to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience in philanthropy while working directly with local community organisations to learn more about charities and philanthropy. Melanie May | 15 April 2021 | News After debate and discussion around where the students felt their money could have the best impact and was most urgently needed following the Covid-19 pandemic, they then had to choose which local charities would be the recipients of their £1500 grant from the University’s own Teaching Enhancement Small Support Award. “My ideas on what it means to be a philanthropist have changed dramatically since taking the module. I think what surprised me, is that with philanthropy there is no right or wrong because all charities are tackling their own worthy missions. We had to be guided by our own emotions and discussions to figure out where we wanted the money to go. Having different perspectives helped in the final decision. We were able to look at all the charities from every angle and decide where the money would be put to best use. Obviously, this was hard, but the final charities are so deserving, and we are confident that the money will help improve lives.” Dr Body plans to run the module again in the 2021/22 academic year.center_img Undergraduates help local charities by putting grant making studies into practice Dr Alison Body, a lecturer in Philanthropic Studies and the module lead, said: “This module not only allows students to directly experience grant giving, but critically explores the issues of social justice behind charitable giving and voluntary action. It aims to challenge students to consider how they can work in partnership with voluntary sector organisations to both help provide immediate relief to issues but also consider how longer-term systemic change can be achieved.  841 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Social Policy BA student Lily Barker, one of the participants, said: “Philanthropy affects nearly all areas of our lives, from health, education, arts, culture to global issues such as climate change, poverty and equality, therefore longer term we aim to open this module up across disciplines for more students to engage in.” Their chosen charities were Food Friends (pictured) in Whitstable and the Canterbury Foodbank, which received £1000 and £500 respectively. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Men’s tennis faces cross-town rival SMU Tuesday

first_imgTCU News Now 4/28/2021 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack Wallace printReese Stalder dives for a ball against Arizona State on March 24, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceNo. 10 TCU men’s tennis will conclude its five-game home stand Tuesday against its Metroplex rival the SMU Mustangs. “It’s a cross-the-street rival,” head coach David Roditi said. “These guys, they’re gonna be up for this. It’s going to be an incredible atmosphere Tuesday. It’s always special, it’s always different. It’s going to be an awesome day.”The Frogs sit at 14-3 on the season with a 9-1 record at home. The Mustangs are at an even 10-10 but winless against ranked teams (0-4) and 0-3 on the road.SMU’s ranked losses include at No. 8 Texas, No. 23 LSU, at No. 9 Columbia and No. 46 Old Dominion, going 5-23 in individual matches in that stretch.Tomas Vaise and Jan-Simon Vrbsky have been a formidable foe in No. 1 doubles for the SMU Mustangs this season. Photo courtesy of SMUMustangs.com.Ten of TCU’s 17 matches were against ranked teams, with the Frogs going 8-2 overall with a six-match winning streak against ranked teams. For doubles, the Mustangs’ top duo is Tomas Vaise and Jan-Simon Vrbsky. The duo started off the season with a 7-2 record, but it hasn’t won any of its last four matches.No. 74 Carles Sarrio Tamarit, the highest-ranked SMU singles player, looks for a statement win over No. 7 Alex Rybakov in the No. 1 singles match. Photo courtesy of SMUMustangs.com.SMU’s top singles player is No. 74 Carles Sarrio Tamarit, who has posted an 8-5 record on the season. His 8-2 hot start has been cut by three consecutive losses, one of which a 0-6, 0-6 blank against No. 55 Victor Pham, the No. 2 Columbia man who lost in three sets to No. 25 Alastair Gray of TCU.After this match, TCU’s homestay is over, with the Frogs off to face the No. 6 Baylor Bears in Waco this Friday to open Big 12 play. The Frogs return home the following Sunday, March 31, to battle No. 29 Texas Tech. “I expect another battle,” Roditi said. “Even when we win 4-0, it’s a battle. So our guys know you put your uniform on, get ready to battle, and get out there and battle.” 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Alastair GrayPhoto by Jack Wallace ReddIt Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt + posts Twitter Previous articleFomba’s win clinches men’s tennis’ 4-3 victory over No. 35 Arizona StateNext articleHoroscope: March 26, 2019 Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Facebook Facebook Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award last_img read more

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170 Donegal children under 15 are carers

first_imgNews Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Previous articleNorthwest Alcohol Forum backs minimum pricing for alcoholNext article‘One Donegal’ Cultural Diversity Month aims to tackle racism News Highland By News Highland – November 1, 2012 WhatsApp Google+ The latest figures from census 2011 show that a total of 7,433 persons in Donegal were providing unpaid assistance to others in April 2011.Of these 61% were women and 39 were men. These carers provided a total of 289,423 hours of care per week.The census also showed that 170 children aged under 15 years were engaged in providing care to others, accounting for 2.3% per cent of all carers in the county. Twitter Facebook Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Facebook 170 Donegal children under 15 are carers Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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Banning of blue lights for Coastguards ‘a major step backwards’

first_img Banning of blue lights for Coastguards ‘a major step backwards’ Twitter A decision to ban blue lights on Coast Guard vehicles has been described as a major step backwards.In a directive issued to staff, the Coast Guard told members the risks associated with driving blue light vehicles on public roads “need to be mitigated” for the safety of volunteers and the public.Local Cllr Martin McDermott says the move will prohibit vehicles from attending emergency situations in a timely manner and that’s highly concerning:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/mcfgfdgdfgdfgdfartin.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleOutrage in Ramelton after life saving defibrillator vandalisedNext article31 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ By News Highland – February 21, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

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Single dad who fostered 30 kids adopts 5 siblings under 5 years old

first_imgGetty Images/ Mel Yates(NEW YORK) — A single father who has taken in dozens of foster children over 20 years is now a proud parent of 12 after adopting five siblings.Lamont Thomas of Buffalo, New York, adopted siblings Zendaya, 5, Jamel, 4, Nakia, 3, Major, 2 and Michaela, 1, inside Judge Lisa Rodwin’s courtroom on Oct. 17.“I was fighting to keep back the tears,” Thomas told Good Morning America. “Every day I think about it, my eyes swell up. All that we endured to make this happen, it was something.”Thomas has fostered more than 30 children since 2000. He’s now dad to 10 adopted kids and two biological kids.“In the beginning, I was helping out some friends. They had lost their child to the system,” Thomas said. “I went on and got certified and became a foster parent. I haven’t stopped since.”In 2007, Lamont Thomas adopted twins Germayne and Tremayne and another child, Jamie. Shortly after, he adopted another child, German.After those four adoptions, he adopted the first child he fostered, Michael.Those five adopted children joined Thomas’ biological son, Anthony, and daughter, LaMonica, to make one big family.“He was my third foster home and it ended up being my forever home,” Michael Thomas, 27, told GMA. “He [knew] my biological parents.”“Lamont never turned [a child] away,” he added. “They either aged out or went back home to their own families.”Years after adopting Michael, Lamont Thomas thought he was done taking care of children. His older children had moved out, some even starting families of their own.But in the case of the five siblings Zendaya, Jamel, Nakia, Major, and Michaela, Thomas decided to “come out of retirement.”He said he once fostered the siblings’ father, which is how he learned the kids needed a home. So he got re-certified and applied to foster with intent to adopt.“The kids ended up being taken into care — I believe it was due to neglect,” Lamont said. “They had them in four different homes, four different cities. They were separated for over a year-and-a-half.”Thomas fostered the brothers and sisters for two years and, last week, adopted them together.“They bring new energy to me. They’re lovable kids, very affectionate,” Lamont said.” “They deserve to be raised as siblings, and that was my fight.”LaMonica Thomas said she enjoyed growing up in her growing home and loves her five newest siblings.“It’s amazing he’s taking on all of them,” LaMonica, 27, told GMA. “He does anything for everybody. He’s a really a great man,”Michael Thomas said caring for children is his father’s “God-given call.”“We’re all grown now, I can’t believe he’s started all over again,” he laughed. “Lamont has been a life-saver to me. I wouldn’t be the person that I am today, had Lamont not ventured in my life.”Lamont Thomas said there’s a true need for foster parents in the world.“I wanted to make a difference by being a difference, and I love what I do,” he added.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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E-learning training pilot for RAF

first_img Previous Article Next Article E-learning training pilot for RAFOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today The RAF is commissioning training consultancy LINE Communications to convertone of its mandatory training courses for Tornado aircraft managers toe-learning as part of a bigger plan to implement online learning across theMinistry of Defence (MoD). The course is aimed at officers and seniornon-commissioned officers assuming management positions within Tornadosquadrons. “This is one of a number of pilot projects aimed at increasing our experienceof e-learning prior to the anticipated launch of the MoD-wide e-learning systemknown as DELDMC,” said squadron leader Keith Watt. “We are looking tosee both where and how e-learning works for the student, the trainer and theoperating unit in the RAF”. LINE is working closely with the RAF on the content, much of which is beingre-used and re-purposed from existing material. The four-hour programmecomprises a blend of text, graphics and photography, along with animations offly-throughs to give context to complex technical elements. LINE also collaborated with the RAF to utilise existing lesson plans. Amajor consideration was to ensure the content is future-proof because it willbe posted on the DELDMC, which is yet to be implemented. “In terms of content, the challenge was to create learning materialthat is as good as or better than a classroom experience, and to positione-learning in a blended way as this content forms part of a week-longcourse,” explained LINE’s chief executive Piers Lea, who added that it wasalso crucial to build a relationship of trust and confidence with RAF trainingstaff, as for many, this was their first taste of e-learning. “It was important to be seen as credible, and to add value in front ofsubject matter experts and experienced classroom trainers,” he says. Andy Key, a director at LINE who is closely involved with the project,believes the RAF commission represents the next wave of e-learningimplementations. “The focus has shifted away from the LMS to the user and trainerexperience,” he said. “Content leads this debate. The approach theRAF is taking indicates a very strategic and holistic approach.” www.line.co.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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