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September 4, 2021

Imperial Tobacco trading hitting forecasts

first_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Wednesday 22 September 2010 2:51 am Imperial Tobacco, the world’s No.4 cigarette group, said its cigarette volume were in line with the 4.3 per cent fall seen at its 9-month stage as its financial performance stayed in line with its own expectations.The group, which acquired Franco-Spanish group Altadis in January 2008, said its global key cigarette brands continued to perform well with Davidoff and West volumes growing and Gauloises Blondes’ performance improving in the second half.“We continue to drive shareholder returns through our enhanced focus on sales, ongoing cost optimisation and the effective use of our cash and I am pleased with our financial delivery given the challenging environment in a number of markets this year,” said Chief Executive Alison Cooper in an end of year trading statement.In July, the Bristol-based group reported its cigarette volumes fell 4.3 per cent in the nine months to end-June, which was a worsening from the 3.7 per cent decline in the first half, hurt by falls in Russia, Spain, Ukraine and the United States.In April, the group, which also makes Lambert & Butler, Gitanes, and Fortuna cigarettes, said it was looking towards a better second half as the recovery kicked in, saying second-half volumes should stabilise.Imperial, the world’s No 4 cigarette group after Marlboro-maker Philip Morris International British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco will report its annual results for the year to end-September on 2 November. John Dunne Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale Imperial Tobacco trading hitting forecasts last_img read more

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July 5, 2021

I think these 2 FTSE 100 financial services companies are bargains in a market crash!

first_img Jabran Khan | Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 | More on: AV LGEN Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address 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” 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.center_img Last week, Aviva (LSE:AV), alongside RSA, Direct Line, and Hiscox all decided to suspend dividend payments. On the other hand, Legal & General (LSE:LGEN) confirmed it would be going ahead with its payout. With share prices tumbling and dividends being suspended, doom and gloom may be the order of the day. However, herein lies the opportunity to pick up cheaper shares in a couple of these FTSE 100 stalwarts.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…AvivaWhen the Covid-19 pandemic swept the country and UK markets were affected, Aviva saw approximately 40% of its share price value fall. Compare this to the 25% drop in the value of the FTSE 100. Tumbling share prices aren’t always an opportunity to pick up cheaper shares. In this case, however, I think it is just that. At the time of writing, shares can be picked up at just over 250p per share. Compare this to mid-February when they were trading at approximately 420p per share.Last month Aviva released its full-year results to 31 December 2019. There were plenty of positive takeaways, including a 6% increase in operating profit and  a 3% increase in full-year dividend. Add to this a 2% increase in customer numbers as well as a 2% increase in sales overall. With the dividend scrapped, the insurance company will see its capital ratio increase by near 7%. With the current price-to-earnings ratio sitting at just under 5, this to me indicates limited risk and a slight undervaluation too.The short term may look discouraging, but for me it’s an opportunity to invest in a blue-chip giant. One that will not face major trouble in the current bear market, in my opinion.Legal & GeneralLegal & General is another company whose share price was affected last week.L&G’s share price has seen a decrease of over 50% since the pandemic struck UK markets. It reached a low of 138p, but at the time of writing, has staged a mini-revival and currently trades at over 200p per share.Early March saw the release of full-year results to 31 December 2019. 2019 was a good year with some positive results that solidify my belief that shares in L&G are a great opportunity. Net profits were flat at £1.8bn as the company’s core retirement and investment management businesses grew. Sales of bulk annuities to corporate pension schemes came in at a record £11.4bn — 25% higher than in the previous year. The UK arm saw a great coup in the form of taking on a £4.6bn chunk of the Rolls-Royce pension scheme. This means L&G will assume responsibility for paying the pensions of 33,000 members. The company increased its dividend 7% to 17.5p per share. L&G has confirmed it will be paying out its final dividend. It also ended the year with a solvency ratio of 184%, but financial market movements since then have pushed the figure down by 10%.With a current price-to-earnings ratio of just 5, the stock offers a good level of security. Combining a cheaper share price, security in the stock itself, and positive results for the financial year just reported, I see a favourable outlook for L&G from an investment perspective.   Jabran Khan 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. 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June 23, 2021

Championship blog: B & I Cup round-up

first_imgThe Cornish Pirates did the double over Jersey with a bonus point 24-0 win at St Peter on Saturday and are the only side in the competition with maximum points. In the other game in Pool 6, Ulster Ravens, who still have a mathematical chance to progress by virtue of being one of the two best runners-up, ran in six tries to beat Ayr 38-21 in Belfast and gain revenge for a 41-22 defeat in Scotland last week.And finally, this weekend sees a return to GKIPA action. The one to watch will be third-placed London Scottish’s who take on their neighbours, Welsh in the televised clash at the Kassam. The 65th meeting between these two great rugby institutions kicks off at 2.30pm. The Greene King IPA Championship: Once again the competition took a back seat for the British & Irish CupBy Richard GraingerWith just two matches to go in the pool stages of the British & Irish Cup only two groups look to be decided, while for nine clubs the campaign is as good as over. And with all but three GKIPA Championship clubs still in the hunt, it looks like being another vintage Cup season for the English second tier.Leinster A Lead the wayLeinster lunge: Darren Hudson wriggles past Kristina BallerCross Keys 14, Leinster A 30The 2012 finalists were no match for the holders who registered another five-pointer on Saturday. Cross Keys, strengthened by several Dragons not required for the trip to Bordeaux in the Amlin Cup, were just a point adrift at the break. But Leinster’s superior fitness in atrocious conditions yielded second-half tries from Adam Byrne and Leo Auva’a while the Welshmen only had a penalty from Italian international fly-half Kris Burton to show for their efforts.This leaves Leinster ten points clear from their four wins in Pool 1 and almost certain to progress.In the other Pool 1 game, Ealing Trailfinders registered their first home win by beating Moseley 21-18 at Vallis Way on Friday night. Ealing led 21-8 before Mose head coach Kevin Maggs emptied his bench to initiate a last quarter fightback.Exiles go the extra mileLondon Scottish 26, Pontypridd 21Pontypridd remain at the top of Pool 2 despite losing to London Scottish in this Christmas cracker at the Athletic Ground on Saturday. The Exiles looked to be in control when Miles Mantella touched down for the bonus point to give Scottish a 26-14 lead. But with eight minutes to go Thomas Young, the son of Wasps’ boss Dai, burst clear to bring the visitors within five points and set up a close finish.London Welsh were made to work for their bonus point win against the amateurs of Edinburgh Academical on Saturday. The Accies, who had been thumped 73-10 at the Old Deer Park last weekend, were only 0-7 behind at the break and it wasn’t until they ran out of steam in the final quarter and conceded two late tries for the visitors to finish 7-33 in front. This leaves the Accies pointless but each of the other three sides still have ambition to progress from Pool 2. Bedford bounce back with bonus point British & Irish Cup, Donnybrook, Dublin 7/12/2013 Leinster A vs Cross KeysLeinster’s Darren Hudson and Kristian Baller of Cross KeysMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne Bedford Blues 50, Connacht Eagles 12The Blues well and truly avenged their loss in Galway last week by notching the bonus point in the first half at Goldington Road on Saturday. Bedford’s forwards coach Martin Hynes, delighted with the Blues’ most proficient performance this season said: “We had the reaction today that we wanted.”Rotherham remain two points ahead of the Blues in Pool 3 by virtue of a 20-15 win over Llanelli on Saturday. The Titans led 13-3 at the break but had to dig deep to see off a fierce fightback by the visitors.Irish beef: Niall Kenneally busts Plymouth AlbionRub of the green leaves Irish eyes smilingMunster A 23, Plymouth Albion 8Albion lost for the first time in this year’s competition, going down 23-8 in a scrappy affair at the Waterford RSC on Friday night. But Plymouth head coach James Shanahan felt that inconsistent refereeing did his side no favours: “We created two very good chances. One was pulled back for a forward pass, and for the second when Munster knocked on the referee didn’t play advantage.”Pool 4 is wide open as Nottingham‘s 24-14 win over Stirling County on Friday night leaves them just three points behind the two front-runners.Leeds lament early loss at Memorial GroundCarnegie’s 21-17 loss in their first Cup outing may well cost them qualification despite thrashing Aberavon 72-0 at Headingley on Saturday. But they have their destiny in their hands as unbeaten Bristol, who defeated Gala 6-17 on Saturday to lead Pool 5 by two points, have yet to make the trip to Yorkshire.Pirates in pole position LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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June 20, 2021

Bishop Knisely’s statement on marriage equality in Rhode Island

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island] A statement by Bishop Knisely, sent this morning to all active Episcopal clergy in Rhode Island, with a cover letter that reiterates:“As your Bishop I respect and honor your right to disagree with me. A key part of what it means to be a member of the Episcopal Church is that, as long as we all agree that we believe Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, we can hold varied and diverse opinions on most other issues and still meet each other in Christ at God’s altar.”Statement on Marriage Equality Legislation in Rhode IslandAs the Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island, I support the bill before the General Assembly that would allow same-sex couples to marry in our state, not in spite of my Christian faith, but because of it.Episcopalians are not unanimous in our views, but in the Episcopal Church we find our unity in common prayer, not in common opinion. Even so, through many years of prayerful discussion, the majority of Christians in the Episcopal Church have come to believe that it is possible, and even common, for two people of the same-sex to live covenanted, faithful lives together in service to God, just as people in traditional marriages do. We have also learned that it is possible to protect the consciences of those who disagree within our church and still live together in community.Part of what informs my opinion is that before I became a priest and then a bishop, I was a scientist. So I know the importance of trusting evidence that we see with our own eyes. I have seen what St. Paul describes as the fruits of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) in the married lives of two men and of two women. I have seen relationships that are loving, mutual, and monogamous and that have lasted a lifetime. Jesus tells us that we must test each tree by looking at the goodness of its fruit (Luke 6:43-45). Across our congregations and communities, I can see the goodness of gay and lesbian couples and their families.The Episcopal Church has been blessed for many years by the life and ministry of gay and lesbian couples, both lay and ordained. I have seen how they contribute to the common good of a congregation and a community by creating stable, loving homes. As a new citizen of Rhode Island, I am eager to see our state legislature join many others across the country in passing legislation to ensure civil marriage equality. I believe it is time for the State of Rhode Island to extend marriage equality to all of its citizens. I urge the legislature to pass House Bill 5015.The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas KniselyBishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Posted Jan 19, 2013 Mark Wells says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Same-Sex Marriage David Yarbrough says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Michael McCoy, M.Div. says: January 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm Agreed. If they remove the log from their own eyes then they might see our situation differently as well. January 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm The debate within the Episcopal Church of same sex marriage has developed into a subject of such proportions that it will be the center of passionate debate for centuries to come. The question of right or wrong, sin or righteousness ultimately is not the Church’s to decide. The institution will be led / driven to a point of acceptance or rejection by the attitude and behavior of the people that endure and support it. As in the past groups will follow their collective sense of biblical teaching, traditional restrictions and personal. But reunion of this magnitude requires understanding that comes from observation over much time and interaction with differing groups. The unity of the Body of Christ is not defined by clever argument. It’s found in the service of the individual member–not in committee meetings or document written on parchment. Unity is service to the poor, hungry and disenfranchised as the directive of Christ tell us, and remember, he anticipated differing opinions when he commented on dramatic family discord. So, we will live with our opinions, survive occasional arguments and accusations of being “unbelievers” and attempt to live within our understanding of the meaning of Christ–not the aftermath of human creation of rules and regulations. Press Release Service John M Stevenson says: Rector Belleville, IL Donald Caron says: Comments are closed. Comments (12) January 21, 2013 at 10:05 pm Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely, Beautifully written, compassionate letter. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA January 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm Until the Roman Catholic Church gets its own house in order, they have no business sticking their noises in ours. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Human Sexuality, January 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm Well you certainly are at odds with Bishop Tobin, the Diocese of Providence and the Catholic Church! An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Tags January 21, 2013 at 12:55 am Well spoken, thank you. I have printed this to keep in my purse as to have an intelligent response when needed on this subject. I’m tickled pink to have found your article. My dear sweet Mum, Truda Kelly Hansen, God rest her soul; raised us to love everybody because the Bible said so. So we did. As a little girl, I grew up naive and could not fathom one not liking me. Mum and Father raised us to be thoughtful and kind and accepting of disabilities, and people of all kinds end of story. Mum never made a distinction between race, gender or same sex partners. It just was not allowed in our house and all were welcome at the table. Of course a rude awakening when first going to school not until we were 7. I have an identical twin who is my best friend. We were raised in the Anglican church and still belong to the Episcopal Church, St. James in Tigard Oregon that is so loving and supportive of your/our mission.Bless you my Brother in Christ, this indeed brings me great hope for us all!A refresher course in humanity if it were.Have a peaceful day and several moments of “Happy” all Glory to God.Colleen January 21, 2013 at 6:42 pm “noises” works well, too. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing January 22, 2013 at 12:59 am It is not just a matter of opinion. What is at stake is the support of the church for people who, as Bishop Knisely points out, are living lives that are, in fact, as good and as holy as are any other persons. In denying them access to the sacramental support of blessing and marriage, the church is denying them the additional grace to be a model for all married persons, and is empoverishing the Body of Christ. The scientific, scriptural and moral issues were long ago laid to rest in this matter. What remains is the social issue, which, like most social issues, will only be put to rest when there is a human face to encounter. The Rev. Stuart Smith says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL January 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm The Bishop well represents the cultural position of radical, autonomous individuality!Yet, a Bishop is supposed to uphold the Faith once delivered to the Saints, not style hisChristian sexual moral ethics to the perversities of the present age.I have met adulterers and fornicators who could be said to have many admirable qualities.That this bishop knows LGBT folk who have virtues is to say nothing about the biblical,Traditional, and Catholic understanding of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony to which heis supposed to be faithful as an overseer. May this bishop, and all who read his teachingbe sheltered and protected from the spiritual warfare that is raging in them…and allunawares! Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Chantal Andrews says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR January 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm Thank you Bishop Kelsey for your statement and prophetic spirit. I am reading it after President Obama’s Inauguration with his words of support for gay and lesbian people and after Louis Leon’s benediction, rector of St. John’s, Lafayette Square, the church of the presidents and a gay friendly congregation in a diocese that echoes President Obama’s words of justice and equality for all people. And “Amen” to Bishop’s Kelsey’s word. The church has been – and remains – blessed by the presence, witness, leadership and ministry of our GLBT clergy and lay members. Rector Smithfield, NC January 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm noses Brian A. MacFarland says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Bishop Knisely’s statement on marriage equality in Rhode Island Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Colleen KellyGinter says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 January 21, 2013 at 6:41 pm “Episcopalians are not unanimous in our views…”But anyone who challenges TEC’s charge down the slippery slope, disregarding the clear teaching of Scripture and acceding to the sinful demands of an increasingly perverse secular society, are aggressively disregarded, and forced to choose between the congregations they and their ancestors built and their integrity and spiritual health – and if their congregations, clergy, and Bishops challenge TEC they are declared anathema and dispossessed.Anyone who thinks TEC is tolerant of diverse opinions is blissfully unaware of reality. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Fr. Jay Pierce says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Brian A. MacFarland says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Reverend Richard C. Britton , Jr. says: Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

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June 15, 2021

Car caravan: Free Our Youth!

first_imgPhiladelphiaAs states across the U.S. took steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 — closing schools and workplaces, canceling events and shifting to supporting children in their homes and communities — one group of young people is being left behind: the nearly 50,000 youth locked up across the country. Releasing young people held in detention centers was the focus of a “Free Our Youth” car caravan in front of the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center on May 18.At least two children have tested positive for COVID-19 while in juvenile jail, but the number of incarcerated youth has actually increased from 105 on May 7 to 125 on May 18. An additional 21 young people under 18 are currently in pretrial incarceration in the city’s adult jails, being held indefinitely because the courts are closed due to COVID-19. Many more Philadelphia youth are incarcerated in juvenile placement facilities outside the city, with possible release dates delayed because of court closures.Teenagers between ages 15 and 17 can be charged as adults and held in adult jails in Pennsylvania because of Act 33, passed in 1995 for particular felonies that met certain conditions. On any given day, dozens of children ages 14 to 17 are housed in adult jails in counties across Pennsylvania while facing charges in adult court. Most will see their cases dismissed or moved to juvenile proceedings, but not before they spend weeks, months or even years locked up with adults.Youth pretrial detention is marred by racial disparity. Less than 21 percent of white youth with delinquency cases are detained, compared to 32 percent of Latinx youth, 30 percent of Black youth, 26 percent of Indigenous youth and 25 percent of Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander youth. Time held in confinement before trial isolates them from their families and communities and exposes them to the risk of victimization while detained. (see court practices increase racial disparity again after trials. For example, while 14 percent of all youth under 18 in the U.S. are Black, the percentage of youth in prison who are Black ranges from 35 to 42 percent, depending on gender. (, Dec. 19)Across the U.S., there are over 400 reported youth in juvenile facilities who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, not counting children held alongside adults in local jails, ICE detention centers, and other facilities.‘It made me feel like a caged animal’Speaking outside the West Philadelphia youth detention center’s front doors, formerly incarcerated young adults, family members of incarcerated young people, community leaders, City Council members and allies took turns describing  the deep pain, fear, uncertainty and isolation that children have experienced while locked behind bars, separated from their families during the worst public health pandemic in a century.Organizers shared an audio recording from one 16-year-old who spent time in adult jail during the pandemic: “We couldn’t come out of our cells that much or interact with each other. It made me feel like a caged animal. Since I’ve been home, it’s been hard to sleep.”“As a parent, it’s heart-wrenching,” said Zekiya Cherif, whose 18-year-old son was recently transferred from PJJSC to another state facility. “It’s almost like your child’s life could be taken away with a sneeze or a cough. We are here to stand in the gap for our children, who are voiceless.”Zekiya Cherif, whose son was previously incarcerated at the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center, speaks to protesters on May 18.Credit: WW: Joe PietteShineal Hunter said: “As an educator, and family member of an African-American youth recently involved with the criminal justice system, I am appalled by the injustices faced by Black and Brown families. … I want to ask Mayor Kenney: If it were a young person in his family, would he act now or allow them to sit in jail during the COVID-19 pandemic?”City Councilmember Kendra Brooks said, “In juvenile detention facilities, social distancing looks a lot like solitary confinement. This kind of long-term isolation is not only deeply inhumane, but could have long term effects on youth development. The safest and most ethical thing we can do for them and for our communities is to bring them home.”Michaela Pommells of Village of Arts and Humanities said, “We call on our city officials to imagine these young people as their own children and respond ethically and responsibly.”People in cars listened to the event on Zoom as they stopped at the main entrance or drove around the facilities and honked after speeches, mimicking applause.The community coalition called on officials to halt the new admission of youth to detention facilities; lift all juvenile detainers and bench warrants; prohibit the use of solitary confinement for youth currently in detention; suspend probation requirements, penalties and collection of fines and fees, and release all youth in detention back to caretakers or guardians.The caravan protest was co-sponsored by The Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project, the Village of Arts & Humanities, Movement Alliance Project, Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, Philadelphia Bail Fund, Decarcerate PA, Reclaim Philadelphia, Amistad Law Project, ACLU of Pennsylvania, Human Rights Coalition, VietLead, National Domestic Workers Alliance-PA Chapter, Project SAFE, Philadelphia Student Union, Philly Neighborhood Networks and POWER Live Free. 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June 14, 2021

Corn Germination and Emergence Processes

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – May 31, 2019 Uniform corn emergence is one of the most important aspects of stand establishment and producing high yielding corn. Understanding germination, emergence, and how environmental factors influence these processes is the first step toward ensure uniform emergence.GerminationGermination begins in a corn seed when it has imbibed 30% of its weight in water. While corn can germinate when soil temperatures are 50 degrees F or higher, research has determined that the optimal temperature is 86 degrees F. Visual signs that corn germination is taking place are the appearance of the radicle root, coleoptile, and seminal roots. When temperatures are cooler, the germination process is slower and seedlings are more susceptible to disease, insects, and other damaging factors.EmergenceUniform emergence is one of the most important yield-influencing factors that growers should work to achieve. Delayed emergence can ultimately result in diminished yield. Emergence occurs when the coleoptile “emerges” from beneath the soil surface. The amount of time required for corn seedling emergence will vary based on environmental factors such as temperature and moisture, however it typically requires around 120 Growing Degree Days for the coleoptile to break through the soil surface.Environmental Factors Influencing Germination and EmergenceTemperature: For both germination and emergence, soil temperature plays a significant role. Both processes are slower with cooler temperatures. In cases where extreme cold temps exist, damage can be done to the seedling.Moisture: Adequate moisture must be present for germination and emergence to occur. Too much moisture can result in damage to seedlings and can promote disease as well. A very critical time period for the corn seed is 24 to 48 hours after planting. During this time the seed is susceptible to imbibing injury if it absorbs cold water. A cold rain right after planting can cause significant damage to the seed.Soil Conditions: Several emergence-related issues can result due to poor soil conditions. Compaction, cloddy soil, and soil crusting can all cause problems for seedlings try to emergence.Herbicide Injury: Cooler wet weather can increase the likelihood of herbicide damage to slow-growing seedlings.When trouble-shooting emergence issues this spring, growers should keep in mind that many factors determine the success of germination/emergence of corn seedlings.Have a great week!Matt Hutcheson, CCASeed Consultants, Inc. SHARE Home News Feed Corn Germination and Emergence Processes SHARE Facebook Twitter Corn Germination and Emergence Processes Facebook Twitter Previous articleEPA Allows Year-round Sales of E15Next articlePrevented Planting Decisions Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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June 12, 2021

New Book Illuminates 120+ Year History of L.A. Stained Glassmakers Judson Studios

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Events Previews New Book Illuminates 120+ Year History of L.A. Stained Glassmakers Judson Studios STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 11:27 am Community Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * JUDSON Innovation in Stained Glass Book CoverHidden away from the bustle of Los Angeles sits the Craftsman-era home of Judson Studios, the legendary family of artisans who began handcrafting stained glass windows in 1897.On March 15, 2020, Judson Studios and Angel City Press will celebrate the release of JUDSON: Innovation in Stained Glass, the first book of its kind to chronicle this remarkable five-generation history. From the earliest days of the studio, during the Arts and Crafts Movement to the newly refined fused stained glass used in today’s contemporary buildings, Judson Studios has been recognized internationally as among the world’s finest stained glass artistry.Representing both its rich past and pioneering future, Judson’s seminal projects – including places of worship and contemplation, cemeteries and mausoleums, libraries, universities, hotels, hospitals, historic homes, restaurants, theaters, airports, casinos, resorts, country clubs, monuments, museums, Los Angeles landmarks, and more – is showcased through more than 300 original color images in the pages of JUDSON.“Glass has maintained its relevance over time because it reflects contemporary society; what remains unchanged is the pure, visceral impact of color and light through stained glass. The unmatched beauty and authenticity of the material has resonated deep within us for centuries, and it will continue to do so, whether the setting is sacred or secular, public or private,” said the book’s author and fifth generation Judson Studios president David Judson. “In the process of writing this book, understanding the history of our company and separating family lore from fact became an exercise in developing a vision for the future.”Co-authored with writer Steffie Nelson, JUDSON showcases the vibrant history of the family, beginning with William Lees Judson, a plein-air painter who migrated to Los Angeles in 1893. He found his way to the tiny Arroyo community of Garvanza, nestled between the borders of Los Angeles and Pasadena, and quickly became involved in the arts community that had gravitated to the area. By 1895, Judson was dean of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. And by 1906, his son Walter had founded the first Judson studio bearing the family name, W.H. Judson Art Glass Company.From the patriarch’s original Craftsman-era home and studio (named a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1969), five generations of Judsons have now worked with artists, architects, and designers to create Old World-style stained glass whose quality and craftsmanship have often been compared to the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Though famed for its Craftsman glass, Judson has become world-renowned for its innovations in stained glass art and technology, drawing the attention of experts and lighting the way to the field’s future.In one of its chapters, JUDSON tells the story of how Frank Lloyd Wright tapped Judson Studios in the 1920s to execute his designs for the subtly colored windows at Hollyhock House, the architect’s most famous structure in Los Angeles, which was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Nearly a century after they were created, the windows were also meticulously restored by Judson glassmakers.Much of Judson’s finest work has been installed in religious buildings of various denominations. JUDSON illustrates the studio’s fine work in churches dating back to the early 20th century, as well as more recent works, including the extraordinarily modern Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, completed in 1962, whose soaring panels of color introduced an architecturally mesmerizing approach to stained glass that had never been executed before. Judson’s restoration work at Los Angeles’ famed Wilshire Boulevard Temple has been called nothing short of extraordinary.The new book also details how, in 2018, Judson created the world’s largest fused glass window for the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Including 161 panels, and measuring more than 3,400 square feet of art glass, the Resurrection Window made news throughout the world, intriguing congregants and tourists alike with its precision detail and artful melding of colors in a mural that depicted both sacred and secular stories.Once Judson Studios developed methods for blending subtle variations of color in glass for the Church of the Resurrection project, the possibilities of glass as an artist’s medium were made increasingly apparent. Now, in addition to its work in traditional leaded stained glass, the book explains how Judson Studios is working with fine artists to create effects in glass that have never before been achievable. Most recently translating fine art into glass, the studios worked with artist Sarah Cain to create her 10-by-150-foot work We Will Walk Right Up To The Sun installed in the Airtrain terminal of San Francisco International Airport, and unveiled in Sept. 2019.“Today, having built the only major fusing studio in the world in 2016, there is an excitement building up again in the world of stained glass. While traditional work remains the foundation of Judson Studio, the fusing capabilities represent the future of the medium,” said Judson. “We have only scratched the surface of what can be done and we are just beginning a new era in the art of stained glass.”On Sunday, March 15, from 3 to 6 p.m., Judson Studios and Angel City Press will celebrate the release of JUDSON with a party at Judson Studios East (143 Pasadena Avenue, South Pasadena, Calif. 91030).For more information about Judson Studios, visit To preorder JUDSON: Innovation in Stained Glass, visit Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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June 4, 2021

Limerick colleges recognised at Irish Games Fleadh 2020

first_imgEmail Previous articleIn the Soup with griefNext articleLimerick secure top flight Camogie status after victory over Dublin Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp Photographed at Games Fleadh 2020 were, Griffith College Limerick’s Jocimara Melo, Alex Porfirio and Caoilinn Waldron 3rd place in the Robocode series. Picture: Alan PlaceLIMERICK Institute of Technology (LIT) won four categories at the hotly contested Irish Games Fleadh 2020, which was held at the LIT, Thurles Campus on Wednesday, March 4.This year’s Irish Games Fleadh saw a record number of 27 entries from nine colleges vying for one of the coveted titles or hoping to come out victorious in the Robocode series.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Hundreds of software developers and game enthusiasts attended the daylong event that showcased the best of the third level game development community.The Games Fleadh gives second and third level students the opportunity to explore career possibilities in the €148.8 billion industry, and learn more about the social conscience of the gaming world.Teams from LIT won Best in Game Mechanics; Best Multiplayer Game; Best in Use of Physics Algorithms; and Best Video Game Trailer.Griffith College Limerick’s Jocimara Melo, Alex Porfirio and Caoilinn Waldron came third in the Robocode series. President of LIT Professor Vincent Cunnane said the Games Fleadh leads the way in “recognising the brightest and best among the country’s student game developers”; as well as bringing “the collective knowledge” of some of the gaming industry’s leading names together.Games Fleadh 2019 Organiser and Game Design & Development Degree Lecturer at LIT Dr Liam Noonan paid tribute to the international companies that continue to support the event year on year. “Without sponsors such as Microsoft and the support of companies such as Havok and EA, Ireland’s Games Fleadh would not be the success that it is every year,” he said, adding, “I would also like to acknowledge the support of Irish charity Trocaire this year, whose representatives discussed with students the powerful impact games can make in the areas of climate justice, human rights and sustainable development goals.”Dr Janice O’Connell Head of Department of Information Technology at LIT said this year’s theme “addressed social conscience and positive world change”.She noted the theme was evident “through the variety of extremely high calibre games on display”. “This was once again a super day thanks to a wonderful event which highlighted the skill and abilities here at LIT. Congratulations to all involved, and particular thanks to Dr. Liam Noonan for his extraordinary efforts in making the event a huge success,” she concluded. TAGSCommunityGriffith CollegeIrelandLimerick City and CountyLimerick Institute of TechnologyNews Advertisement Linkedin NewsEducationLimerick colleges recognised at Irish Games Fleadh 2020By Cian Reinhardt – March 9, 2020 238 Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick on Covid watch list Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more

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Dogs Trust warns of the dangers of Easter chocolate for dogs

first_imgAdvertisement Email Twitter WhatsApp Print Previous articleKicking off the Limerick Lockdown PartyNext articleWATCH: University of Limerick works with hospital to create 100,000 face visors for COVID-19 fight Meghann Scullycenter_img Linkedin 6 week old puppy ÒMiloÓ at Dogs Trust in Finglas, helping to remind people this Easter that chocolate is highly toxic to dogs. 09/04/2020 Photograph:©Fran VealeNO REPRO FEE if used before Easter 2020Please credit.Paws off the chocolate this Easter! Dogs Trust warns of the dangers of Easter chocolate for dogs. Avoid hopping along to the vet with your dog this Easter.With the bank holiday Easter weekend quickly approaching, Dogs Trust Ireland is appealing for dog owners to be vigilant and keep chocolate out of reach of their dogs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The charity is urging owners not to feed dogs any chocolate intended for humans and if your egg, or any chocolate is missing and you suspect that your dog is the culprit, contact your vet straight away.6 week old puppy ÒMiloÓ at Dogs Trust in Finglas, helping to remind people this Easter that chocolate is highly toxic to dogs. 09/04/2020 Photograph:©Fran VealeNO REPRO FEE if used before Easter 2020Please credit.Given dogs’ keen sense of smell, it is best to keep chocolate out of sight and out of reach from your dog.Chocolate can be poisonous to dogs so needs to be stored safely where dogs can’t access it. Chocolate contains theobromine, which is extremely toxic to dogs.The darker the chocolate, the greater the amount of theobromine. Toxic doses vary according to the size of dog and cocoa content of the chocolate.Veterinary Surgeon at Dogs Trust Ireland, Desré Daly said:“If you suspect your dog has eaten chocolate, please contact your vet for advice immediately. Chocolate poisoning can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive thirst, excitability, drooling, seizures and potentially kidney and heart failure.“It is helpful if you can tell your vet how much chocolate, and the type of chocolate, you think your dog may have ingested.“If you have any packaging, take it with you to the vets. Unfortunately, there is no antidote for theobromine poisoning, therefore, the sooner veterinary treatment is implemented, the greater the dog’s chances of recovery.” Desre explained.To keep dogs safe this Easter, Dogs Trust recommends explaining to children that it’s not safe to share their Easter Eggs with their furry friends and to stick to doggy-friendly treats that are kinder to your canine.The charity also recommends that dog owners always have their local vet’s emergency number saved in their phone, just in case.Images have been sent to your picture desks and are available on request LimerickNewsDogs Trust warns of the dangers of Easter chocolate for dogsBy Meghann Scully – April 11, 2020 193 Facebooklast_img read more

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59 patients waiting for beds at UHL

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNews59 patients waiting for beds at UHLBy Staff Reporter – October 5, 2020 141 Print Linkedin 240 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch.193 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 47 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Previous articleGaltee Gaels relegate Drom Broadford with narrow victoryNext articleShannon Foynes Port welcome for Minister Eamon Ryan’s support for reinstatement of rail link Staff Reporter Email WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live University Hospital Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisementlast_img read more

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