Why I’d buy the FTSE 250 to profit from the stock market rebound

first_img Rupert Hargreaves 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. 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 3rd May, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Why I’d buy the FTSE 250 to profit from the stock market rebound The FTSE 250’s recent crash was swiftly followed by a stock market rebound. However, despite this performance, the index is still down around 26% year-to-date. Some of the FTSE 250’s constituents have still not benefited from the stock market rebound.With that being the case, the FTSE 250 could offer recovery potential for long-term investors buying today.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…Stock market reboundThe stock market rebound has caught many investors by surprise. News regarding the coronavirus crisis has started to improve over the past few weeks. But it doesn’t look as if the crisis is anywhere near its end.Unfortunately, the situation may remain challenging in terms of the number of new cases and deaths over the next few months. However, the economy has started to adapt to the new normal.Sectors such as travel & leisure and retail are experiencing a significant amount of disruption. Profitability across these industries is unlikely to return to historical levels anytime soon.Nonetheless, while these sectors are struggling, others are seeing rising levels of demand. The technology sector, for example, is experiencing something of a new dawn. This is because companies are being forced to change their working practices as consumers are stuck at home. The sector is leading the stock market rebound as a result. Picking winnersWhile are some companies may come out of the crisis stronger than they went in, others may not survive. Picking winners is a challenging process at the best of times. The current situation will only make the process harder. The stock market rebound might have lifted some shares, but there’s no guaranty this will continue. Still, the track record of the FTSE 250 has been mostly strong. Over periods of 10 to 20 years, the index has always produced a positive return for investors. As such, evidence points to the conclusion that buying a range of companies when they trade on low valuations has historically been a successful way to play any stock market rebound.Buying the whole FTSE 250 index might be the best way to achieve this aim.Spreading riskIt might take some time for the market and economy to fully recover. However, buying the whole FTSE 250 index will spread risks within your portfolio.Fortunately for investors, the cost of diversification has fallen in recent years. Low-cost index tracker funds could be the best way to participate in the stock market rebound without having to pick stocks.Many providers offer FTSE 250 tracker funds with costs below 0.5% per annum. Commission and dealing costs have also fallen significantly over the past few years with online stock brokers shaking up the industry.These low-cost products could help you profit from the stock market rebound, and participate in the FTSE 250’s long-term growth without having to do any extra work yourself.So, if you’re looking for a way to profit from the stock market rebound, and build a strong portfolio to last for the long term, buying the FTSE 250 could be the best option.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

Cash ISAs: millions of Britons could be making a huge financial mistake

first_img Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon owns shares in Boohoo and Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and has a position in Fundsmith Equity. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Cash ISAs: millions of Britons could be making a huge financial mistakecenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 11th July, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA HMRC has released Individual Savings Account (ISA) statistics for the 2018/19 financial year and, quite frankly, the figures are worrying.While the statistics show that more people saved into an ISA last year, which is a good thing, they also showed that Britons piled a ton of money into Cash ISAs while neglecting Stocks and Shares ISAs. According to HMRC, the number of people using Cash ISAs rose by 1.4m, while the number of people subscribing to Stocks and Shares ISAs fell by 450,000.5G 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…In my view, this is alarming. Ultimately, millions of Britons could be making a huge financial mistake.Cash ISAs could hurt your wealthThe reason I say this is that the interest rates on Cash ISAs right now are shockingly low. For example, a quick Google search tells me that the best Cash ISA rate (easy-access) is just 0.9%.If you’re earning that kind of interest rate on your savings over the long run, you’re only going to go backward financially, when you consider the effects of inflation (rising prices of goods and services over time). Earn that kind of interest rate for a decade and you’ll find that when you come to spend your money, it buys you a lot less than it does today.Of course, cash savings are useful when it comes to saving for short-term goals. They’re also important for emergency savings. However, in the long run, cash savings are ineffective when it comes to building wealth.“For a long-term saver, cash makes no sense,” says Holly Black, of research firm Morningstar.Pick the right ISAIf your financial goals are more long term in nature, you’re much better off putting your money in a Stocks and Shares ISA or Lifetime ISA, in my view.Both protect your wealth from the taxman, as the Cash ISA does, but with these two versions of the ISA, you can invest your money in a selection of wealth-building assets such as stocks, funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and investment trusts.For example, with a Stocks and Shares ISA, you can invest in a top fund such as Fundsmith Equity, which has turned £10k into £50k in less than a decade. Or you can invest in an investment trust like Scottish Mortgage, which is up more than 50% this year. Another option is to buy a low-cost ETF that tracks a major stock market index such as the FTSE 100 or the S&P 500.Alternatively, if you fancy yourself as a stock-picker, you can put together a portfolio of stocks yourself. This strategy is slightly riskier than buying a fund or ETF but has the potential to deliver higher gains. For example, had you invested £2k in Boohoo shares five years ago, that money would now be worth over £20k.These kinds of investments could help you build your wealth far more effectively than a Cash ISA.Put £10,000 in a Cash ISA and earn 0.9% per year for a decade and your money will grow to £10,937. Put £10,000 in a Stocks & Shares ISA and earn 10% per year through the stock market, and your money will grow to £25,937. That’s a big difference.If your goal is to grow your wealth, I’d pass on the Cash ISA and look at a Stocks and Shares ISA or Lifetime ISA instead.last_img read more

House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe

first_img House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe Projects Architects: Naoko Horibe Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Kaori IchikawaPhotographs:  Kaori IchikawaSave this picture!© Kaori IchikawaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The property where this residence stands is occasionally flooded during heavy rains. Save this picture!© Kaori IchikawaThe clients requested a design that dealt with the problem, as well as providing security, privacy, good natural light and air circulation, and a space that their children could run around in. In response the architect proposed locating a large courtyard in the center of the house that would let in light and air without sacrificing privacy.Save this picture!© Kaori IchikawaTaking the flood risk into consideration, the foundation and floor are fairly high. The rooms are linked in a loop around the central courtyard, creating a space where the kids can run around and around.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessWhite Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and AssociatesSelected ProjectsSchandy House / gualano + gualano: arquitectosSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Naruto, Japan 2012 Photographs Area:  105 m² Area:  105 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Naruto / Naoko HoribeSave this projectSaveHouse in Naruto / Naoko Horibe Save this picture!© Kaori Ichikawa+ 18 Share “COPY” Houses Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/403257/house-in-naruto-naoko-horibe Clipboard Year:  ArchDaily Japan 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/403257/house-in-naruto-naoko-horibe Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNaoko HoribeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNarutoHousesJapanPublished on July 21, 2013Cite: “House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe” 21 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave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

BT House / Francisco Boetsch Tagle

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926309/bt-house-francisco-boetsch-tagle Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Algifol, Budnik, Cintac, Cintac®, El Volcan, Trimble Navigation, VolcanSave this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.Recommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The site consists of 6,000 square meters among native forest, including several endemic species such as Araucaria, Oaks and Beech (Ñirres). The house had to be restricted to a maximum of 100 sq. mt. holding up to ten beds and large common areas for sharing, because of typical bad-weather conditions during the winter season.Save this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.Save this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.The first decision was to place it in the lower land, near the river so it can be completely isolated/independent from the neighbors. At the same time, even inside the forest and below the canopy, had to be taking advantage of the deep views from each angle. Save this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.Typical materials were selected so the house was built on top of a concrete-base and supported from a wooden-structure, reinforced with steel for the tall common areas; clad in national wood, bleached on the inside and dark asbestos cement on the exteriors gave it a special finish in harmony with its surroundings.Save this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.As an extremely cold place in winter time and no basic services provided, it was accomplished as a compact house, easy to warm-up and allowing comfortable conditions for at least 10 people – that’s why one of the main priorities was to build a very large double-height living room instead of spacious bedrooms, bringing sunlight in and allowing contemplation of the nature outside.Save this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.Save this picture!Section ASave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.It was developed from a central point that provides heating to the whole, and from there the rest was distributed alongside: open kitchen, dining area, three dorms and two bathrooms, and even a porch to get in and out the house surrounded with bottom-to-top insulated windows that gently invites the forest’s views to get inside.Save this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum / OMNIPLANSelected ProjectsUNC Virtual Campus / Deriva Taller de Arquitectura + Guillermo Mir + Jesica GrötterSelected Projects Share Houses ArchDaily BT House / Francisco Boetsch Tagle Year:  Save this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.+ 38Curated by María Francisca González Share 2019 Architects: Francisco Boetsch Tagle Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  92 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project BT House / Francisco Boetsch TagleSave this projectSaveBT House / Francisco Boetsch Tagle Projects Photographs CopyHouses•Malalcahuello, Chile Photographs:  Francisco Boetsch T. Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926309/bt-house-francisco-boetsch-tagle Clipboard Chile CopyAbout this officeFrancisco Boetsch TagleOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChilePublished on October 10, 2019Cite: “BT House / Francisco Boetsch Tagle” [Casa BT / Francisco Boetsch Tagle] 10 Oct 2019. 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 streamlast_img read more

Protesters demand ‘Free Mumia’

first_imgBill Perry of Veterans for Peace with Pam Africa. WW photo: Joseph PietteDespite the record heat, around 100 people gathered at Fifth and Market streets next to Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell for a “Free Mumia” rally on July 3. Under the theme, “We the people cannot rest until freedom comes,” the demonstrators celebrated the victory of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s release from death row last December and pledged to continue the fight to free him.Speakers addressed the fight to free all political prisoners and denounced continuing U.S. wars and the economic crisis at home. Several entertainers, including The Welfare Poets, were on hand.In a show of solidarity, the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal — which had a permit to use the federal park space that afternoon — welcomed Veterans for Peace to stay at the site after park officials threatened to evict the veterans group when their permit expired. ICFFMAJ also welcomed participants in the Occupy National Gathering to join the speakout. They had been evicted after trying to use the space without a permit.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Se celebrarán elecciones marcadas por la corrupción y la migración

first_imgEl dia 16 de junio se celebran elecciones presidenciales y congresionales en Guatemala. Estas podrían ser importantes debido a una profunda crisis política y la migración hacia el norte que no da señales de terminar.Otro factor que podría influir en las elecciones es que por primera vez podrán votar los guatemaltecos que viven en el extranjero. Por ahora hay pocos votantes registrados de este grupo, pero con la migración que se está viendo y el peso económico de las remesas, podrían llegar a convertirse en un bloque importante.Una de las características importantes de la crisis política es que varios partidos, que en un momento eran grandes e influyentes, han sido cancelados por los tribunales. Por otro lado, han emergido varios partidos nuevos, tanto de derecha como progresistas y de izquierda.Los dos partidos de derecha que más escaños ganaron en 2015 fueron cancelados debido a repetidas violaciones de las leyes de financiamiento electoral. Otros, incluyendo el partido del actual presidente Jimmy Morales, tienen procesos legales abiertos en su contra que se han suspendido hasta que se concluyan las elecciones.La candidata que según las encuestas tiene más apoyo es Sandra Torres, candidata del partido Unión Nacional de Esperanza (UNE). UNE es un partido socialdemócrata, con algunas propuestas que buscan aliviar el sufrimiento del pueblo sin cambiar la base económica. Como todos los partidos tradicionales de Guatemala, tiene una sombra larga de investigaciones y acusaciones de corrupción y financiamiento ilícito.Otra candidata notable, que ha venido ganando apoyo en las últimas encuestas, es Thelma Cabrera, mujer Maya Mam y candidata del Movimiento para la Liberación de los Pueblos (MLP). MLP es un vehículo electoral recién formado por integrantes del Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (Codeca) y otros movimientos sociales aliados.Este partido se formó después de que se separó Codeca de la URNG, el partido formado por los guerrilleros revolucionarios cuando se firmaron los acuerdos de paz. La base social del MLP, por sus orígenes como movimiento social, está compuesta principalmente por campesinos y comunidades originarias ubicados geográficamente en la Costa Sur y el Altiplano.Como partido que representa intereses campesinas y de los pueblos originarios, MLP ha citado a las políticas de Evo Morales y el “milagro económico” que hoy se ve en Bolivia como uno de sus principales fuentes de inspiración. Entre sus propuestas están la renacionalización de la energía eléctrica, revisar las concesiones de los recursos naturales y la creación de una Asamblea Constituyente Popular y Plurinacional.Aunque la UNE tiene mayor intención de voto, las encuestas señalan que aproximadamente 66 por ciento de los que responden no tienen preferencia ninguna. Estos números no sorprenden, debido a la gran falta de credibilidad que tienen los partidos tradicionales y el hecho de que las izquierda guatemalteca todavíano se ha recuperado completamente de la guerra civil.Candidatos descalificadosLa intervención de las cortes en el proceso electoral ha tenido una influencia enorme en determinar las fuerzas que ahora disputan la presidencia. Por ejemplo Zury Ríos, hija y heredera ideológica del dictador genocida Efraín Ríos Montt, parecía tener la capacidad de unir la derecha guatemalteca antes de que el Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE) la descalificó.Otra candidata descalificada es Thelma Aldana, candidata del Movimiento Semilla que tuvo que huir a El Salvador después de que el gobierno emitiera una orden de captura en su contra. Unas semanas después fue acusada de corrupción y descalificada. Aldana y el Movimiento Semilla surgen de las clases profesionales urbanas que forzaron la salida del presidente Otto Pérez Molina en 2015, y su plataforma electoral está enfocado en combatir la corrupción.Un tercer candidato, del partido de derecha Unión del Cambio Nacional fue detenido en Miami por cargos de narcotráfico vinculados al cartel Sinaloa. Tambien fue acusado de intentar asesinar a rivales politicos, que incluian a Aldana. (tinyurl.com/y54aczox)Corrupcion, subdesarrollo, y sequia: las principales causes de la miseriaLa crisis política del país origina de las movilizaciones anti-corrupción en 2015 que forzaron la salida del entonces presidente, y en los últimos años ha estado enfocado en la Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG). Esta comisión establecida por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) ha iniciado muchas de las investigaciones que han impactado a los políticos tradicionales.Para el movimiento progresista, acabar con la corrupción y la impunidad es la más alta prioridad, porque sin eso será imposible enfrentarse a las graves problemas estructurales que están causando la gran migración hacia el norte.Desde el golpe de Estado en 1954, que acabó con la llamada “Revolución Guatemalteca” y desencadenó la guerra civil de 36 años, la derecha ha mantenido un monopolio sobre el poder, con la breve interrupción del gobierno socialdemócrata de Álvaro Colom (esposo de Sandra Torres). En general su política ha sido favorecer a los empresarios, grandes terratenientes, y las transnacionales y oprimir a la clase obrera, los campesinos, y los pueblos originarios. Durante la guerra civil incluso llegaron al genocidio contra el pueblo Maya Ixil.El resultado de este monopolio conservador es un país con casi todos los servicios privatizados, con una infraestructura a punto de colapsar, y una economía completamente dependiente del extranjero, en forma de inversiones extranjeras, remesas, y exportaciones agrícolas.La oligarquía tampoco está interesada en desarrollar la capacidad industrial del país. A pesar de invitar a las transnacionales a construir mineras, y un sector agropecuario enorme, todas estas materias primas se destinan al extranjero. Los empresarios están más que contentos enviando los recursos al extranjero, y vendiendo los productos que luego importan. Con que ellos mantengan su porcentaje, las ganancias se salen del país con menos dificultad que los migrantes.Las políticas conservadoras también han causado una gran destrucción ambiental en el país. Los pueblos originarios del país, sean mayas, xinka, o garífuna, están en constante lucha con el Estado para proteger sus tierras y ríos de la contaminación de las minorías y otros proyectos extractivistas. Muchos de los bosques se tallaron para crear las fincas grandes que cultivan café, palmas, y otros productos orientados a los mercados externos, y los que quedan están siempre amenazados.La destrucción del ambiente, y la apropiación de las tierras más fértiles por parte de los grandes finqueros ha creado una situación desesperada para muchos guatemaltecos. El país, a pesar de tener una economía principalmente agrícola, no produce los alimentos que necesita para sostenerse. Los niveles de desnutrición son altísimas, y no hay mecanismo para bajarlos.Donde se produce comida en las comunidades campesinas, varios años de sequía, que se pueden vincular al cambio climático, han causado que fallaran las últimas cosechas. Recientemente, el New York Times entrevistó a varias familias que citaron estas sequias como causa principal de la migración. (tinyurl.com/yytlv49a)Lo que no quiere mencionar el NYT es que estas comunidades que viven de la agricultura de subsistencia, han sido desposeídos de las mejores tierras, que han podido aguantar las sequías, por siglos de colonialismo e imperialismo. Si las tierras que hoy producen café y otros cultivos comerciales se usarán para el cultivo de maíz, frijoles, y otras comidas básicas, el país no estaría al punto de quiebre.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU Sports Documentary class releases ‘Remember the Alamo Bowl’

first_imgListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ The sports documentary class gathers around its main interviewee, Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP Bram Kohlhausen. Facebook Editor’s note: TCU 360 Sport’s Editor Garrett Podell was interviewed for this documentary.  Linkedin Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Previous articleSGA helps relieve student stress during finals weekNext articleOne dead, one injured in shooting near TCU’s campus Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ TAGSAlamo BowlBram Kohlhausen Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebook Twitter + posts Linkedin printIt’s only fitting that with TCU back in the Alamo Bowl, the sports documentary class in the Film Television and Digital Media department would premiere “Remember the Alamo Bowl,” a film they’ve been working on all semester about the last time the Horned Frogs played in the game.“The release couldn’t come at a better time with us returning to the Alamo Bowl this year to take on Stanford,” producer Alexa Shaw said.There had been rumors that Disney was looking to make a movie about the game, but the class decided to put a film in production as their project for the semester.“It’s a really good story,” Shaw said. “So we thought to bring it to life like no one has done it before.”Shaw said the documentary is around 30 minutes in length.“It’s one of the most iconic stories for the school and TCU athletics,” interview and logistics coordinator/social media manager Annie LaGrandeur said.The documentary goes back to the 2014 College Football Playoff selection and TCU’s Peach Bowl win as well as the 2015 season leading into the bowl game.“We go all the way back to build up to the moment that was that Alamo Bowl Game,” Shaw said.LaGrandeur said the most interesting part of the production was the interviews, especially Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP Bram Kohlhausen’s.“Picking Bram’s brain was fascinating since he said he treated the game like a vacation until he found out he was starting the game,” LaGrandeur said. “He was the main component of this documentary.”The class also brought in Mark Cohen, the TCU Director of Athletics Media Relations.TCU Director of Athletics Media Relations Mark Cohen talks about the Alamo Bowl. Photo courtesy of Alex Shaw.“He provides such a historical viewpoint on it and the history of that team that season,” LaGrandeur said. “His brain is like a history book. He thought it was one of Gary Patterson’s best coaching seasons.”Another former player who is featured in the short film is kicker Jaden Oberkrom.“Jaden Oberkrom is a character within himself,” LaGrandeur said. “He’s super humorous, brought a lot of jokes into the film.”Former TCU kicker Jade Oberkrom talks about his role in the Alamo Bowl. Photo courtesy of Alexa Shaw.A number of students were also interviewed for the film.“A common theme that came from talking to students was how prideful they are to go to TCU and how that game reiterated that for them,” Shaw said.The production was fully student-produced in addition to Shaw and LaGrandeur: Avery Vanechanos and Katie Trefz worked on the audio; Bing Banta, Ethan Crocker, Kelcee Harwood, and Mitchell Davis edited the documentary; Kendall Washington and Marisa Malevitis were in charge of lighting; Bailey Strobel and Alexis Guerrero provided the graphics.The class is having a screening open to the public at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 in Moudy South Room 164. The class will be releasing the documentary on YouTube and sharing it via its social media platforms: Facebook- www.facebook.com/SportsDoc17/, Twitter- @SportsDoc_17, and on its website. Garrett Podell TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods ReddItlast_img read more

Government’s authoritarian excesses condemned on 30th anniversary of independence

first_img News On the eve of the 30th anniversary tomorrow of Djibouti’s independence, Reporters Without Borders condemns, in particular, a campaign of harassment that led to Le Renouveau Djiboutien, the country’s sole opposition newspaper, being silenced. Another Voix de Djibouti reporter arrested in Djibouti City On the eve of the 30th anniversary tomorrow of Djibouti’s independence, Reporters Without Borders condemns the increasingly authoritarian tendencies of President Ismael Omar Guelleh’s government, in particular, a campaign of harassment that led to Le Renouveau Djiboutien, the country’s sole opposition newspaper, being silenced.“The national holiday is a time of anxiety this year,” the press freedom organisation said. “Little by little, Djibouti is closing itself off to the world and to criticism. It was already worrying to see that, despite limited resources, Djiboutians had only one opposition publication offering a different take on the news. Now that it has been forced to shut down, the government has a monopoly of national news.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The government’s growing authoritarianism must not continue unpunished, with France and the United States, which both have a military presence in Djibouti, looking on without saying anything. The national holiday should have been the occasion for the authorities to finally open up the broadcast and print media, guarantee press freedom and allow Radio France Internationale to resume broadcasting.”A weekly that is the mouthpiece of the opposition Movement for Democratic Renewal and Development (MRD), Le Renouveau Djiboutien has not been able to publish since 13 May, after its print material was confiscated by the police for the third time in four months. As a result, Djibouti is now one of the few African countries, along with Eritrea and Equatorial Guinea, where no private newspapers are published.Its managing editor, Daher Ahmed Farah, has been in the regime’s sights for the past 10 years. He was arrested four times in 2003, spending nearly three months in prison. He is currently based abroad. His brother, Houssein Ahmed Farah, was held for nine days in June 2004 for allegedly “threatening the First Lady’s life” – a reference to the fact that, while covering a street protest from his car, he had to break sharply to avoid her passing motorcade.Several members of the weekly’s staff and MRD activists have been arrested – for the most part briefly – since harassment resumed in February of this year. Farah Abadid Hildid, an MRD member and employee of Le Renouveau Djiboutien, is still in prison after being arrested on 3 June and being given a one-month sentence on 14 June for publishing inaccurate information. Farah, the editor’s brother, has been arrested twice in the past five months, from 7 to 10 February and from 6 to 13 May. The newspaper’s street vendors were also regularly harassed and arrested.Citing judicial investigations into alleged libel or publication of inaccurate information, the police have carried out raids on the premises of the party and the newspaper, and Daher Ahmed Farah’s home. A computer used to edit the newspaper was seized on 7 February, sabotaging the next few issues. Print material was seized on 29 March, again preventing the weekly from being published. The police raided the MRD’s headquarters in the Hayableh district on 13 May, seizing sound equipment used for demonstrations and newly-acquired print material. Le Renouveau Djiboutien’s staff tried unsuccessfully to bring out an issue on 17 May. There has been no attempt since then.It was the last publication not under government control. The only newspapers still being published in Djibouti are the governmental biweekly La Nation and the Arabic-language Al Qaran, the mouthpiece of the ruling Popular Rally for Progress (RPP), which appears irregularly. The British and US public radio stations, the BBC and Voice of America (VOA), are available on the FM wave band. But Radio France Internationale’s FM transmitter was shut down on 14 January 2005 after broadcasting reports about the 1995 murder of French judge Bernard Borrel in Djibouti. The possession of satellite dishes is allowed but is closely monitored by the authorities. to go further News June 26, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government’s authoritarian excesses condemned on 30th anniversary of independence DjiboutiAfrica Help by sharing this information December 9, 2020 Find out more Djibouti: Detained reporter’s home searched, Facebook account hacked News DjiboutiAfrica News Follow the news on Djibouti La Voix de Djibouti is not run by “opposition illiterates,” RSF says Receive email alerts Organisation August 4, 2020 Find out more RSF_en July 17, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Congresswoman Judy Chu & Assemblymember Chris Holden Attend Pasadena Village Garden Party

first_img Make a comment Subscribe Over 100 members and friends of the Pasadena Village gathered at the home of Drs. Neil & Sonia Singla on October 5, 2014 for a Garden Party recognizing supporters and celebrating the organization’s growth. Student volunteers from the Peace & Justice Academy assisted guests from their cars to the entrance, where they were welcomed by Village volunteers and the Singla family. Guests enjoyed wine & hors d’oeuvres in the garden before congregating on the patio to hear keynote speaker Dr. Jack Scott.As the former president of Pasadena City College and as a California State Senator and Assemblymember, Dr. Scott had much to say about “A Life Well Lived.” Dr. Scott cited optimism, ongoing physical activity, and community ties as keys to healthy aging. U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu and State Assemblymember Chris Holden both spoke about the importance of civic engagement among older adults.Executive Director Sue Kujawa introduced Dr. Scott and provided background on the Village movement and the Pasadena Village’s many programs that keep members engaged in the community. While many Villages around the country tout their transportation and in-home services, Ms. Kujawa has found that “the greatest service the Pasadena Village provides is the opportunity to build new, supportive relationships and be surrounded by others who understand and appreciate the daily triumphs and trials of aging.”Kujawa noted that it is the desire for community that motivates people to join the Pasadena Village, and Dr. Scott stressed the importance of social relationships as people grow older. By making personal connections through programs and social activities, Village members develop a network of trust. When a Village member becomes ill, or suffers a fall, or doesn’t drive any longer – their fellow members are eager to provide support.The Pasadena Village is in its third year, part of a nation-wide, grassroots movement to revolutionize the experience of aging in America. Both Councilwoman Chu and Assemblymember Holden acknowledged that California’s older population is expected to grow at more than twice the rate of the total state population, and that seniors have the opportunity to effect change on the local, state, and national level. Executive Director Sue Kujawa closed the program by calling on guests to “keep telling our story so that others will join us. Not so that we will be bigger but because we will be stronger.”The Pasadena Village is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization connecting seniors to programs, services and cultural activities that encourage them to remain independent, active, and engaged in their community. The Pasadena Village receives generous support from Episcopal Communities & Services, foundation grants, and individual donations. For more information about the Pasadena Village, contact Sue Kujawa at (626) 765-6037 or visit www.pasadenavillage.org Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 35 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News More Cool Stuff Gatherings Congresswoman Judy Chu & Assemblymember Chris Holden Attend Pasadena Village Garden Party Featuring Dr. Jack Scott STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | 2:39 pm Community News 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

City Mayor vows to be a voice for all

first_imgNewly elected Metropolitan District Mayor Daniel Butler with his wife Tania and their children Jacob (2) and Layla (8).Photo: Liam BurkeNEWLY elected Mayor of Limerick’s Metropolitan District, Cllr Daniel Butler, has vowed to be a voice for all, to promote positive mental health and to honour small business owners for their contribution to the city.A Fine Gael representative for City West, he was co-opted onto Limerick County Council in February 2014 to take the seat of his late father Cllr Richard Butler, and then elected onto the newly amalgamated local authority in June 2014.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Stepdad to Layla, father to Jacob and married to Tania, Daniel holds a business degree from the University of Limerick and works as a professional Drugs Education and Prevention worker in Limerick City.He served as Metropolitan Deputy Mayor from 2015-2016, is a member of the Limerick LCDC, the Limerick Market Trustees, the Limerick City Community Development Project and active on a number of local community groups.He was elected Metropolitan District Mayor at City Hall on Monday by a vote of 12 to 7. Sinn Fein councillor for City North, John Costello, was also put forward by his party as a mayoral candidate.Following the vote, the Metropolitan District’s new first citizen was clearly relieved.“Thank God that’s over. I was nervous in the lead up to this because of the huge honour this is and for someone who has been involved in politics in a very practical way since I was a young boy I understand this to be a privilege few experience,” he explained.“My ambition and desire for this city know no bounds. This place has been my family’s home for many generations and like the Shannon runs through the city, Limerick flows through my veins.“I have watched it struggle through many challenges and often hang its head in shame at some of the happenings in our city. I have been angered by how it has been portrayed by national media often to deflect from the more alarming challenges the capital faced.“I have been part of the highs and lows in sport, and like sport, we as a city have had our triumphs and our losses but never do we take a step back from any challenge. That bare souled strength and honesty of who we are is one we have begun to embrace and must continue to.”He said he would work with the council executive to develop a clear strategy to support the city centre to be a place to do business and socialise and shop in. He also talked about focusing on connecting young people to the idea of politics and active citizenship. This he plans to achieve by introducing a competition called ‘Mayor for a Day’.“My focus has always been to support positive mental health. I hope to continue to challenge the stigma of mental ill health and to move this conversation in a meaningful way.“Finally, I want to honour small business owners who often may only employ three or four staff but in that make huge contribution to Limerick’s economy. I want to offer them the chance to be recognised, to help them access supports for growth through the council.”Fine Gael councillor Michael Hourigan, who proposed Cllr Butler, predicted he would make “a great mayor”.His election was sealed after the proposal was seconded by Fianna Fail councillor James Collins who spoke fondly of Daniel’s late father Richard.Independent councillor John Gilligan commended the newly elected mayor’s “hard work ethic”.“But before our little love-in is finished, I would like to say that I think the mayoralty should not be decided by party politics. It is bad for democracy. It should be more inclusive,” he said.Meanwhile, Sinn Fein councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh asked the executive to take a serious look at the two-mayor system at the end of this council’s current term next May.“Having two mayors doesn’t do the position of mayor justice. It needs to be looked at.”Fine Gael councillor Elenora Hogan was elected Deputy Mayor of the Metropolitan District.Read more politics news here. Twitter TAGSCllr Daniel ButlerFine GaelLimerick City MayorMetropolitan Mayorpolitics Facebook Print Previous articleLimerick GAA NotesNext articleThis Week: Session in a brewery, dancing by Lough Derg, get into In The Black & Seoda Shows announcement Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry Linkedin WhatsApp NewsPoliticsCity Mayor vows to be a voice for allBy Alan Jacques – June 28, 2018 1287 center_img Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Email Restart Grant Plus will help more Limerick businesses to reopen Jenny Blake | #WeAreLimerick episode 46 Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisementlast_img read more