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These 3 fallen stocks are climbing, but I’d only buy one of them

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 | More on: HFD MARS RTN Alan Oscroft 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Alan Oscroft 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. These 3 fallen stocks are climbing, but I’d only buy one of them 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 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I tend to look at the biggest rises and fallers most days, and for the past couple of weeks I’ve been seeing a lot of red in the table. And not much green. But Wednesday was different, with three fallen stocks on the rebound.By shortly after midday, shares in Restaurant Group (LSE: RTN) were up a staggering 60%. We have to put that into perspective, mind, as the company’s stock is still down 70% since the coronavirus crisis kicked in.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…It’s not hard to understand why the stock fell. Restaurant Group owns Wagamama, Frankie & Benny’s, Garfunkel’s, and a host of other restaurant chains. And anything involving socialising is pretty much off the cards right now.The firm released a trading update on 18 March, suggesting an overall fall in like-for-like sales of 25% for the full year. That assumed a fall of 45% in the first half, which might be reasonable considering we’re nearly halfway through the half and the period had started well.The firm also guessed at a 5% drop in the second half. But we’re a week on now, the lockdown situation has escalated, and that looks optimistic to me. I think this could be a dangerous investment, and one to avoid.Another reboundShares in pub group Marstons (LSE: MARS) have also been hammered by the Covid-19 crunch, losing 60% of their value so far. That’s for one of Wednesday’s top climbers, and includes a 32% jump on the day.The company released an update a week ago, which couldn’t really say much about the outlook other than “we expect a reduction to our expectations for Financial Year 2020.” It went on to add: “The scale of this will depend upon how the situation develops and over what timescale, and the impact of further measures taken by the Government.” Well, we’ve seen the shape of those further measures now.Marston’s would be in a worse state had it not embarked on a debt reduction programme last year. The update told us it has reduced capital expenditure by approximately £80m per year. It has now also upped its disposals target for the current year from £45 million to £85–£90 million. I’m not sure who would want to buy its real estate right now, though.I’m sure the British love for pubs will bounce back strongly, but I’m on the fence on this one.Essential providerMeanwhile, shares in Halfords Group (LSE: HFD) gained 25% after news that the firm plans to reopen some of its stores. There have been calls for a boycott from some angry consumers who see it as greed, but it has been designated an essential provider of services by the UK government.The motor and bicycle chain has defended its decision, with CEO Graham Stapleton saying it has “an essential role to play in keeping the country moving.” There are plans for partial store openings, and the firm’s Autocentre garages and mobile vans will remain open. While I can understand concerns over employee health, I think it’s good news that people are keeping their jobs and that some important services remain available.The shares are still 50% down, but this could be another good buying opportunity. 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RBS 6 Nations: Does this mighty lock hold key to French success?

first_img Tipping the scales: Romain Taofifenua has been throwing his considerable weight around for Perpignan this seasonBy Gavin MortimerROMAIN TAOFIFENUA is a big lad. Just how big remains something of a mystery. According to which paper you read in France, his weight in the last few months has fluctuated between 125 kgs and 133 kgs. Then again, assuming the official Perpignan website hasn’t got a wonky set of scales, Taofifenua comes in at an eye-wateringly impressive 140kg (just over 22 stone in old money), making him in all probability the heaviest player in professional rugby. Heavier even than Sale and Ireland prop Tony Buckley, who will need to get stuck into a Lancashire hot pot or five in the next few weeks if he’s to add to his featherweight 138kgs.Taofifenua is the latest sensation in French rugby. Included in Philippe Saint-Andre’s Six Nations squad at the weekend, the 22-year-old is an imposing figure regardless of how much he actually weighs. He stands 6ft 5in and is blessed with a deceptively soft touch for such a huge man. Against Clermont last week he scored Perpignan’s only try of the game in the 26-19 victory in what was a man of the match performance. “He possesses a physique that is outside the norm,” said Perpignan captain Nicolas Mas understatedly. “When someone as colossal as he is combines that with technical skill it’s really impressive.”Task master: Saint-Andre pushed TaofifenuaNonetheless Taofifenua – known as ‘Tao’ to his teammates – was given a sharp lesson earlier in the season by Saint-Andre. Having made his international debut in June against Argentina, Taofifenua was omitted from the French squad for their trio of November internationals. Saint-Andre explained why earlier in the week. “Tao has played really well for Perpignan recently. He went on tour with us to Argentina in June [but] in November he hadn’t done enough work in our opinion. Since November you can see by his performances the effort he has put in. You’d have to be blind not see the difference between his performances at the start of the season and now.”In fairness to Taofifenua he did break a hand in a pre-season friendly against Montpellier, an injury that sidelined him for the start of the season and led to his gaining a few extra kilos. He’s admitted in the past that controlling his weight is something he has to work hard at, though it’s not something that alarms him unduly. But then not much alarms Taofifenua, who spends his spare time listening to reggae. Shy and quietly-spoken, Taofifenua describes himself as “cool…I don’t suffer from stress or apprehension”.His brother, Sebastien, two years younger and ten kilos lighter, is a promising prop who has played for Perpignan and France U20. Even he is astonished by the laid-back demeanour of his brother, telling one journalist interviewing Tao that “he won’t even read the article…he doesn’t care.” NOT FOR FEATURED LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS At the end of last year Taofifenua extended his contract with Perpignan until June 2014, a fillip for the club who were aware of the interest of usual suspects Toulon, Toulouse and Racing. He’s already being described as the French star of the 2015 World Cup, as another big French lad was for the 2007 tournament. The difference is that Taofifenua, unlike Sebastien Chabal, is a seriously good rugby player.Follow Gavin Mortimer on Twitter @gavinmortimer7 The brothers have their father to thank for their rugby prowess. Willy Taofifenua was a stalwart in the Grenoble back-row for many years, and if the name rings a bell it might be on account of the 28-day ban he received in 1999 after laying low Edinburgh flanker Graham Dall during a spicy Heineken Cup encounter.Willy was born in Nouméa, the capital of New Caledonia in French Polynesia, but his boys were born in France, as was their cousin, Toulouse hooker Christopher Tolofua, who was also capped on France’s summer tour to Argentina.Tutor: Charteris will miss the Six NationsTolofua hasn’t made the French squad for the Six Nations but Romain is in, thanks to Saint-Andre’s proverbial kick up the rear, but also to the influence of Welsh lock Luke Charteris. Though Charteris will miss the Six Nations because of a knee injury, he may have some indirect bearing on the tournament should Taofifenua shine for France. Charteris packed down alongside the youngster throughout the autumn and Taofifenua benefited from the experience. “Luke likes the aerial game,” explained Taofifenua in a recent interview. “He’s a runner, a tackler, he can play in the back-row. With me it’s the opposite. I run less than him but I touch the ball more.”last_img read more

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David Adjaye’s Sugar Hill Development: A New Typology for Affo…

first_imgSave this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye Associates Share Area:  191000 ft² Area:  191000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDavid Adjaye AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsNew YorkHousingResidentialMixed UseUnited StatesPublished on June 11, 2014Cite: “David Adjaye’s Sugar Hill Development: A New Typology for Affordable Housing” 11 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream David Adjaye’s Sugar Hill Development: A New Typology for Affordable HousingSave this projectSaveDavid Adjaye’s Sugar Hill Development: A New Typology for Affordable Housing David Adjaye’s Sugar Hill Development: A New Typology for Affordable Housing Photographs:  Adjaye AssociatesProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Funabashi / Koji Hatano ArchitectsSelected ProjectsVideo: Tamedia New Office Building / Shigeru Ban ArchitectsVideosProject locationAddress:Saint Nicholas Avenue & West 155th Street, New York, NY 10032, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Mixed Use Architecture Year:  “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAdjaye Associates’ latest development has opened in the historic neighborhood of Harlem, New York: a complex that aims to combat poverty and revitalize the community by bringing together affordable housing (including housing for homeless New Yorkers), a Preschool, and a 17,000 square foot cultural institution – the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling. The “school in a museum” is designed to engage students and foster a new generation of Sugar Hill artists and innovators.“The Sugar Hill Development is a new typology for affordable housing, with its mixed program of museum space, community facilities, offices and apartments,” David Adjaye noted at yesterday’s opening press conference, “My hope is that the building—perched high on Coogan’s Bluff—will offer a symbol of civic pride and be a valued new resource for the neighborhood.”The architect’s description of the project, after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye AssociatesRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic Coated From the Architect. Sugar Hill is a new mixed-use development in Manhattan’s historic Sugar Hill district of Harlem that will feature affordable housing, early education programs and a new cultural institution. Initiated by non-profit developer of supportive housing, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC), and generated by a tight budget as well as the exacting parameters of the site, the concept challenges the traditional typology. Unusually, the scheme incorporates a public program, with a children’s museum and early childhood center, which resonate with Adjaye Associates’ commitment to a wider urban and cultural responsibility. The 13-storey, 124- apartment affordable housing complex will be located on W. 155th Street at St. Nicholas Avenue. The practice worked closely with the client and local community to ensure the design is tied to its history, practical and aesthetic requirements, through a series of workshops and planning meetings. The brief required a modern design complementary to its surrounding environment of Gothic revival row-houses.Save this picture!Floor Plan L2The response is a textured slab building, which crowns a 76 foot base that steps back at the ninth floor to create a ten foot terrace and cantilever on opposite sides. The cladding is achieved with rose embossed graphite tinted pre-cast panels, which create an ornamental effect, paying tribute to the rich culture and history of Harlem. Abstractly referencing the intricate masonry ornament and the articulation of the row-house bays of the neighboring buildings, the cladding also resonates with the fact that the site falls within the “heritage rose” district. The roses on the building façade are set to varying sizes and depths to enhance the play of light across the surface. The tinted precast concrete material was refined through a series of studies, samples and tests, and is designed to sparkle with sunlight allowing the building to shimmer throughout the day. The graphite color also serves as a contrast to the luminous glass facade that begins at the public entry plaza and wraps around the entire building creating a glowing beacon for the gateway to the Sugar Hill district.Save this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye AssociatesThe fenestration accentuates the vine-like qualities of the rose pattern while providing an abundance of natural light and views from the apartments, which frame Central Park, One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, the Hudson and Harlem Rivers and the new Yankee Stadium. Terraces are placed on the second, third, ninth, and roof levels. At the base of the building is a Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling. The 18,036 square foot area has been designed with interactive exhibition and performance spaces and an artist-in-residence studio. The second floor will house a 12,196 square foot, light filled early childhood education center and there are offices for BHC on the ninth floor. The residences, education center and museum will be accessed from the landscaped public plaza on St. Nicholas Avenue.Save this picture!West ElevationMixed Use Architecture, Apartments•New York, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/514785/david-adjaye-s-sugar-hill-development-a-new-typology-for-affordable-housing Clipboard United States Photographs 2014 Architects: David Adjaye Associates Area Area of this architecture project 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/514785/david-adjaye-s-sugar-hill-development-a-new-typology-for-affordable-housing Clipboard Projects Year: last_img read more

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Flora to sponsor London Marathon for one more year

first_img  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Flora is extending its sponsorship of the London Marathon to include the 2009 Marathon, at which point its 14 year relationship with the event will end.Paul Nevett, Unilever UK’s Marketing Director said: “We will of course continue to provide full and committed support to the event through till 2009, but beyond this, we have decided to seek other ways in which to challenge public perception about heart health and the need to reduce saturated fat, like butter in their diet.”Dave Bedford, London Marathon Race Director added: “This has been one of the most successful partnerships of sport and sponsorship. The longevity of our relationship with Flora has allowed London to mature and the event is now recognised as the greatest Marathon in the World. It has also gained the accolade of the largest annual fundraising event in the world with more than £46 million being raised annually for charity.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Flora to sponsor London Marathon for one more yearcenter_img Tagged with: Events Research / statistics 36,000 runners are expected to line up on Sunday 13 April 2008 for the 28th London Marathon. Last year’s event earned a Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Annual Fundraising Event’, raising£46.5 million.The total amount of money raised by runners since the London Marathon began back in 1981 is now £361.5 million.In addition, every year the surplus from the London Marathon Ltd is Gift Aided tothe London Marathon Charitable Trust, and the Trustees award grants to sport and recreation facilities and projects. Since 1981 the Charitable Trust has donated a over £20 million to more than 500 projects in London, plus others in Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Liverpool. Howard Lake | 5 December 2007 | Newslast_img read more

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Salesforce.com Foundation announces 2008 global grant recipients

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Funding Salesforce.com Foundation announces 2008 global grant recipients About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  37 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Salesforce.com Foundation has announced 15 grants to charities and nonprofits in 15 countries, including one in the UK. Recipients were chosen from nearly 200 applicants and scored by advisory groups of salesforce.com employees around the globe.The grants are part of software-as-a-service company salesforce.com’s “1/1/1 integrated corporate philanthropy model” where 1% of employee time, 1% of the company’s equity, and 1% of the company’s product are donated to nonprofits.The UK recipient was Children in Crisis‘ d:side Programme which uses Salesforce to improve and maximise the reach of its d:side (drugs: support, information, drug education) curriculum resource programme to 44,000 school children across the UK.Isabel Kelly, director for Europe, Middle East, Africa, of the Salesforce.com Foundation said: “It is extremely gratifying to see how Salesforce technology can bring success to nonprofits around the world, whether it’s used to improve communication, to bring together local nonprofits to better serve constituents, or to manage microfinance programs across the developing world.”The Salesforce.com Foundation provides two types of grants as part of its 1/1/1 Model. The Turn It Up grant is designed to support current salesforce.com nonprofit customers with innovative and replicable project proposals that want to “Turn Up” their use of Salesforce to provide deeper and measurable benefit within their organisation as well as the greater nonprofit sector.The Technology for Youth Development grant is designed for youth-focused organisations to integrate technology into their organisation in order to further their mission and enhance the lives of the young people they work with.www.salesforcefoundation.org Howard Lake | 28 July 2008 | Newslast_img read more

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App helps supermarkets donate surplus food to charities

first_img Melanie May | 10 March 2016 | News  198 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Tagged with: app Donated goods mobile An app that helps food retailers donate their surplus food to charity is being rolled out in Tesco stores across the UK.TAAP’s Food Surplus Application is available to all food retailers and was introduced into a number of Tesco stores at Christmas 2015 where it has been integrated with FareShare FoodCloud, which matches charities and community groups with a suitable store and tells them when there is surplus food to collect. It is now being rolled out to larger Tesco stores with the aim of being in over 1000 stores by year-end.The app can be integrated with the user’s own product, pricing and waste services data, and uses barcode scanners on mobile devices to scan existing product data. At the point of scanning, the retail user indicates if the item can be donated, or is excluded.Donations are then posted onto the system and once accepted by FoodCloud for distribution, the Food Surplus Application builds virtual baskets into which the stores scan each product to record a complete audit trail of which items have been donated and to whom, including weight, quantity, and price. This data is passed back to FoodCloud, enabling the retailer to mark the product as ‘waste.’ App helps supermarkets donate surplus food to charities  199 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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EPA, Army Repeals WOTUS, Proposes New Definition

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA, Army Repeals WOTUS, Proposes New Definition EPA, Army Repeals WOTUS, Proposes New Definition Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Ashley Davenport – Sep 12, 2019 EPA, Army Repeals WOTUS, Proposes New DefinitionShortly after his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order to review and rescind or revise the 2015 Waters of the U.S., or WOTUS rule.At a press conference on Thursday, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler made the announcement to repeal WOTUS alongside Army Assistant Secretary for the Army for Civil Works R.D. James.Wheeler said this repeal is the first of a two-step process to define the scope of waters of the U.S. that are regulated under the Clean Water Act.“Today’s final rule puts an end to an egregious power grab, eliminates an ongoing patchwork of clean water act regulations and restores a long-standing and familiar regulatory framework,” said Wheeler.Since the rule was put into place in 2015, its definition has changed over time. The rule is currently in effect in 22 states and Washington D.C., while the regulations issued in the 1980s are still in effect in the rest of the country.Indiana is one of those states working off of the 1980s rule. Indiana Farm Bureau’s Justin Schneider said, “So, this announcement today, the real effect for us is that this is the end, nationally, to this rule change from 2015. So, EPA has finished the first step in they can now move on to rewriting a rule that provides clarity and certainty that everyone needs.”And what should be in the new rule?“I think you’ve seen a lot of stakeholders come forward and provide valuable insight over the last several years into what should be in the rule. No one is saying we shouldn’t have a rule. We should just have a rule that works for people, that’s clear so you know when you’re in and when you’re not, and that the conditions are there that respect what Congress put in the Clean Water Act with respect to the authority of EPA and what should be regulated by the states.”Schneider says his biggest concern with the previous rule was that it is so difficult to have an overarching standard for something that is so site-specific from farm to farm.“Going back to the drawing board will give us the opportunity to look at the types of practices we do in Indiana, the way we have been able to see a lot of success in implementing conservation practices. There are a lot of efforts underway through the Ag Nutrient Alliance and with all our partner organizations to try to ensure that every farmer is getting the message about the things they can and need to be doing, and this is an opportunity for us to continue to push that as a solution in this state.”Last winter, the EPA and Army issued a new proposed definition to identify where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. The second and final step of the process is the proposed, revised definition of WOTUS.“Our revised and more precise definition would mean that farmers, property owners, and businesses will spend less time and money determining whether they need a federal permit and more time upgrading infrastructure,” said Wheeler.Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), who serves as the ranking member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, was also in attendance. As a farmer, he said farmers knew what it would do to their rights.“WOTUS was not about clean water,” he said. “It was about a blatant overreach of the federal government to take away personal property rights as it pertained to farmers and landowners.”Since President Trump took office, Wheeler said the EPA has finalized 46 deregulatiory actions, saving Americans more than $3.7 billion in regulatory costs.In a statement, USDA secretary Sonny Perdue said the decision was “a major win for American agriculture.” Wheeler said the plan is to finalize the revised definition this winter. Previous articleIndiana Collegiate Farm Bureau Members Experience USDA Lockup ReportNext articleEPA Announces Waters of the U.S. repeal and a Bipartisan Rally in DC for USMCA on the HAT Friday Morning Edition Ashley Davenportlast_img read more

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Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service warns of dangers…

first_imgNewsCommunityEnvironmentLimerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service warns of dangers of gorse/ forest fires as Red Fire Alert Warning level in effectBy Staff Reporter – May 29, 2020 149 Facebook Twitter Email Previous articleAppeal For Older People With Sewing Skills To Make Masks Across IrelandNext articleMore than €3 Million rental income to be refunded to University of Limerick on-campus residents Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service is urging landowners not to carry out any burning of land this weekend as there is a Red Fire Alert in operation.Members of the public are also being warned of the dangers of starting fires in areas near gorse or scrubland as it is tinder dry at present.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Wildfires can put homes and livelihoods at risk and cause considerable disruption to rural communities and habitats.Such disturbances to rural dwellers, including those who are old and vulnerable cannot be allowed under any circumstances.The issue is exacerbated as the country is also dealing with Covid-19 and the demands this pandemic is putting on the emergency services.If someone should start an illegal fire in the countryside this will cause the unnecessary diversions of emergency service resources.If you burn land between the 01 March and 31 August: ·                  You risk prosecution, fines and potential imprisonment·                  Such land will no longer be eligible for payment under the Basic Payment Scheme and other area-based schemes·                  Inclusion of illegally burnt land in the 2020 Basic Payment Scheme application may result in reduced payment and penalties under this scheme and the other area-based schemes, e.g. Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme·                  Illegal burning can also render the land of your neighbours ineligible for payment·                  Where it is identified that lands were burnt during the closed season this may result in such land being inspected by Department officialsIf you see a fire, do not delay; report it to the Fire and Emergency Services straight away. Do not wait for somebody else to make the call. Dial 999 or 112. WhatsApp Printlast_img read more

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Industry Responds to Record Unemployment

first_imgSubscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Industry Responds to Record Unemployment Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Home / Daily Dose / Industry Responds to Record Unemployment Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago housing market 2020 Unemployment 2020-04-03 Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: DS News Magazine Preview: The Latest on GSE Reform Next: BofA CEO Talks Response to COVID-19 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago April 3, 2020 1,489 Views The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate rose to 4.4% on Friday with total employment dropping off by 701,000 in March. The reported increase of 0.9 percentage points in March is the largest month-over-month increase since January 1975, when it rose by the same margin. Construction saw a drop in employment in March of 29,000. Employment had increased in construction by 211,000 over the past year. However, the Bureau reported average hourly earnings rose by 11 cents to $28.62 in March. “Nearly every major sector saw a decline to employment this month,” said Doug Duncan, Chief Economist, Fannie Mae. The report also said the number of people who were temporarily laid off more than doubled in March to 1.8 million and the number of people working part-time but would prefer full-time employment, increased by 1.2 million. ‘First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming called Friday’s report, “a shock to the services sector this large is like nothing we’ve ever seen before.”“While many stay-at-home orders exempt construction, housing is not immune. Homebuilding and remodeling lost 4,500 jobs,” Fleming said. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American said on Twitter, “this is an additional headwind to builders who were already facing labor shortages.”  Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: housing market 2020 Unemployment Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Share Save While many stay-at-home orders exempt construction, housing is not immune. Today’s jobs report shows home building and remodeling lost 4,500 jobs. This is an additional headwind to builders who were already facing labor shortages.— Odeta Kushi (@odetakushi) April 3, 2020The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) reports that residential construction lost 4,300 in March following an increase of 24,100 in February.  The NAHB says residential construction employment now stands at 3 million in March.The Bureau’s report adds the labor participation rate fell by 0.7 percentage points in March, with Duncan adding that indicates many workers have chosen not to search for a new job. Also, Duncan said a non-sampling error by the Bureau of workers on temporary layoff due to COVID-19 “artificially lowered” the unemployment rate by a full percent. “Both of these reasons indicate the rise in the unemployment rate this month was understated,” Duncan said. The Bureau’s report comes 24 hours after the U.S. Department of Labor announced jobless claims doubled to 6.6 million for the week ending on March 28—an increase of 3.3 million. Despite the passing of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist at LendingTree, said these claims represent a significant loss of income to many Americans and disrupt their ability to meet financial obligations. “This will be reflected in a surge in missed payments on mortgages and other consumer finance products. Many of these will be alleviated by programs such as forbearance so the increase in defaults may be muted in the near term,” he said. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for realtor.com, said it took 16 weeks during the Great Recession—from January to May 2009—to hit 10 million jobs lost. She added there may be new highs set in the unemployment rate in April and June. Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Portugal set for more austerity

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleCPWP says council should pursue developers and not the publicNext articleWoman dies in Cork Road Traffic Collision News Highland Twitter Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Portugal set for more austerity Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Twitter By News Highland – April 8, 2013 Facebook Google+ Portugal’s Prime Minister has warned his country to brace for even harder times ahead – as he announced more spending cuts.His speech on national television followed a court ruling which forced his government into finding the savings to avoid a second bailout.The PM says the only option his country has is to ‘intensify the restructuring of the state which will impact public expenses’. Pinterest Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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