£5k to invest in UK shares? I’d follow this £800k director buy

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar £5k to invest in UK shares? I’d follow this £800k director buy Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Roland Head Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head owns shares of Volex. 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Roland Head | Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 | More on: VLX Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. As outside investors in UK shares, we never quite know the full story about what’s going on inside the companies we own. That’s why I think director buying can be such a valuable sign. If an insider wants to spend their own cash on the stock, they must feel good about the future.What I’m looking for is the real deal — one or two directors spending at least £100,000 buying their own shares. I reckon I’ve found just such a company today. The business in question is a small-cap stock whose executive chairman has just spent £825,000 on shares.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…This UK share has doubled in two yearsThe company concerned is Volex (LSE: VLX), a £250m British firm that’s been in business for more than 100 years. Volex makes power cords and cabling assemblies for a range of markets. These include consumer electronics, data centres, medical equipment, factories and — more recently — electric vehicles.The Volex share price has doubled over the last two years and has been a strong performer during the market crash. The stock is up by nearly 20% so far in 2020, compared to a 20% fall for the FTSE 100.Despite this recent growth, I think there’s more to come from this UK share. Volex’s growing focus on higher-value products such as electric vehicle wiring suggests to me that sales and profit margins could rise significantly.I own Volex shares and intend to continue holding. Executive chairman Nat Rothschild appears to agree. He spent £825k on the stock on Tuesday, taking his total stake in the firm to 24.9%.Given the size of his existing holding, Mr Rothschild didn’t need to buy more shares to prove his commitment. In my view, his decision to buy more stock suggests to me that he’s very confident about the outlook for this business.Trading well despite COVID-19The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many manufacturers around the world this year. Volex appears to have escaped fairly lightly so far. The group’s results for the year to 5 April showed revenue up by 5.2% to $391.4m, with pre-tax profit up 37% at $15.9m.Cash generation remained strong too — the company ended the year with net cash of $21.2m, slightly more than one year ago.Trading since April has been affected by coronavirus, but the impact doesn’t seem too bad. Revenue for April-June 2020 was $96m, which was unchanged from the same period last year. This suggests to me that the pandemic may have slowed Volex’s growth, but hasn’t caused a sudden collapse in demand.The right time to buy?I’m a firm believer in buying UK shares for the long term and not focusing too much on short-term market conditions. But the stock market crash has created some attractive buying opportunities, of which I think Volex is one.Brokers expect the firm’s profits to take a hit this year before bouncing back strongly in 2021/22. The shares trade on 21 times current year forecast earnings, but this multiple falls to just 10.5 times earnings for 2021/22.If Mr Rothschild can continue to deliver a good mix of organic growth and acquisitions, I think the Volex share price is likely to continue rising. I view the stock as a good buy at current levels. 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. 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Should I buy Moonpig shares this week following the IPO?

first_img See all posts by Jonathan Smith Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 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. Moonpig (LSE:MOON) is a well-known online personalised greetings card retailer. It has expanded into flowers and other personal gifting, but remains best known for the cards arm of the business. It had operated as a private limited company for many years, but went public yesterday via an initial public offering (IPO). The IPO put a value of £1.2bn on the company, and Moonpig shares rose as high as 29% in early trading. I can buy it for my ISA from Friday onwards. So is it worth me jumping on the bandwagon at the end of the week?What do I know?One of the issues with buying a company when it has just had an IPO is the lack of transparency. Listed firms need to give regular trading updates to shareholders and have greater transparency requirements. This makes it easier for me to research and judge if I should invest or not. For Moonpig, I don’t have that much information to go on.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…Looking at the latest results I have access to, I can see why Moonpig shares rallied first thing. In the full-year results to April 2020, revenue was up 44% to £173m. In fact, revenue has grown at an average rate of 13% per year for the past few years. Such continued growth is harder to achieve as the company gets larger, so the 44% figure is very exciting to see.I don’t have much information on how the company has coped with Covid-19, but the optimism around the IPO leads me to conclude that the business isn’t struggling. This makes sense when you consider the business model. The online presence of Moonpig means no retail shop overheads and no physical stores it had to shut during lockdowns Also, cards and parcel orders have been on the increase since Covid-19 hit.These fundamental reasons are why I think Moonpig shares started life strongly yesterday.What’s the risks of buying Moonpig shares?There are risks, of course. One of the biggest is simply buying just as the shares are listed. This is a time when things are very choppy. The founders usually sell some of their shares in this period. This is offset by investors like me and institutional investors buying shares. So naturally the share price is quite volatile to begin with. This choppiness can lead to large short-term swings, something I need to be aware of with Moonpig shares.Further, the valuation of Moonpig is only an estimate, and could be overhyped. In this case, the market will naturally fall to a level that most people think is fair. For example, take Aston Martin Lagonda. The IPO price was set at £19, and the share is now trading at just £2.20 only a few years later. I don’t think this will happen to Moonpig, but again it’s a risk.From my point of view, I do think that Moonpig could be a good buy due to the sustainable business model and lack of physical cost bases. It’s got a proven track record over several decades. But I’m going to sit out the initial choppy IPO period and wait for a month or so before looking to buy. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Should I buy Moonpig shares this week following the IPO?center_img Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. jonathansmith1 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. 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Sydney Street House / Fouché Architects

first_img Builder:Rod MahoneyStyling:Coco RepublicPrivate Certifier:Bartley BurnsCity:BrisbaneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cieran MurphyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. The original pre-1946 house that occupied the site had previously been used as a boarding house. It had been raised and all verandahs were enclosed. The living spaces were internalised and segregated and there was little connection between outside and inside.Save this picture!© Cieran MurphySave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Cieran MurphyThe renovation works sought to bring light, tactility and connectivity to an otherwise dreary and rundown house. Objectives included the removal of internal floor space in lieu of additional floor space; to create spaces that are tactile, voluminous and light-filled; and to strengthen connections between spaces both internally and externally.Save this picture!© Cieran MurphyWalls were removed from the front of the house in order to return the verandah to its original state and create private outdoor space for the upper level. This intervention helped to return the façade to its original state. Once the project brief was integrated into the original building footprint the leftover space was converted into a double height void space.Save this picture!© Cieran MurphyThe rear extension is operationally external but has a strong connection to the internal living spaces and feels like it’s part of the internal space. The material palette is robust. Brick and spotted gum hardwood dominate the lantern-like structure to create shelter and privacy. The brick and timber then extend into the ground level floor plate to further strengthen the relationship between inside and out. The living spaces are cohesive and communicate via strategic positioning of built elements as well as materiality.Save this picture!© Cieran MurphyProject gallerySee allShow lessP 1113-4 / AEA_Atelier Espace ArchitectesSelected ProjectsBlind Trust / GenslerSelected Projects Share “COPY” Houses Sydney Street House / Fouché Architects Urban Strategies “COPY” Save this picture!© Cieran Murphy+ 31Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Year:  Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905907/sydney-street-house-fouche-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905907/sydney-street-house-fouche-architects Clipboard Area:  368 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Sydney Street House / Fouché ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSydney Street House / Fouché Architects 2018 Architects: Fouché Architects Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: Photographs:  Cieran Murphy Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Australia ArchDaily Quantity Surveyor: Planner: Manufacturers: Boral, Caesarstone, Escea, Miele, PGH Bricks, Briggs Veneers, Coco republic, allkind, auhau, empty lamps, encaustic Price A Plan CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Brisbane, Australia Photographs Larissa Fouché, Rayne Fouché CopyAbout this officeFouché ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsBrisbaneAustraliaPublished on November 15, 2018Cite: “Sydney Street House / Fouché Architects” 15 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore 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

Institute of Fundraising appoints Director of Business Development and Finance

first_img  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sarah Simpson has joined the Institute of Fundraising as Director of Business and Finance.She joins from environmental charity Groundwork where she was Operations Director, delivering a range of projects in West Yorkshire.Before that she helped revitalise London’s South Bank. Advertisement Institute of Fundraising appoints Director of Business Development and Finance Howard Lake | 7 October 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img On her appointment she said: “It’s great to come back to London and especially south of the river.“I spent ten years working on the physical regeneration of the South Bank with the South Bank Employers’ Group. It’s become a buzzing part of the capital – so it’s quite apt that the IoF are based here. It feels like ‘coming home’ and I’m looking forward to sharing some of the insights and learning I’ve gained across a range of other bodies.”www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Piney Point reservoir — a disaster waiting to happen

first_imgFor decades, capitalist industries have produced wastewater by-products without serious plans for how to dispose of them. Their contents are usually toxic, often radioactive and generally hazardous to surrounding communities where they are stored and to the larger environment should they be released — accidentally or otherwise.While there are many thousands of such hazardous sites across the U.S., it is rare that they make the news. Case in point is the reservoir on the former 676-acre Piney Point phosphate mine site near Tampa, Fla. A state of emergency was declared April 3 when the walls of the storage pool, holding water polluted with phosphate and containing radioactive materials radium and uranium, threatened to burst.A break in one of the walls encasing the 77-acre pond was discovered April 2. Fearing that a collapse of the retention pool could rapidly release around 600 million gallons of hazardous wastewater and flood the surrounding area, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered an evacuation of 300 nearby homes — but did not open shelters.To relieve the pressure on the enclosure, around 215 million gallons of wastewater were pumped into Port Manatee in Tampa Bay. Residents began to return to their homes later in the week.While a major disaster was averted, it is just a matter of time before this retention pool experiences another breach. And environmentalists have repeatedly expressed concern about the potential impact if toxic discharge raises the level of phosphorus in the bay where the wastewater was pumped.Piney Point’s long history of water pollutionWithin a year of its founding as a plant to turn phosphate into fertilizer in 1966, owner Borden Chemical was caught illegally dumping waste into nearby bays and tainting popular fishing grounds. By 1970, pollution flowing from the plant into a creek that emptied into Bishop Harbor was linked to massive toxic algae blooms in the state’s Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve. (Washington Post, April 6) Bishop Harbor is a marine estuary that flows into Tampa Bay.In 1989, a 23,000-gallon leak of sulfuric acid forced hundreds of people to evacuate. In the early 1990s, local communities spent billions of dollars to clean up the contaminated bay. Yet state environmental officials frequently bent the rules to let the plant operate, despite financial instability.The site went through a succession of owners. In 2001, then-owner Mulberry Corp. declared bankruptcy and shut off pumps that were recycling wastewater. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection received special permission from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to step in. They loaded millions of gallons of toxic waste onto barges, took them to the Gulf of Mexico and dumped the waste into the ocean.While the company went bankrupt and the plant shut down, waste from over three decades of phosphate mining remained on the site — an environmental ticking time bomb. Spills from the site in 2003 produced another large algae bloom in  Tampa Bay.The current owner HRK Holdings bought the plant in 2006. The company, which has since filed for bankruptcy, sought aid from Florida’s Manatee County commissioners to secure permits to inject the wastewater into deep wells.  Opposition from local environmentalists and farmers, concerned that phosphate injection into the aquifer would damage crops and drinking water, pressured officials to drop the plan.Since the latest near-catastrophe, state and local officials are once again promoting the idea that injection is the “solution.” Their plan is to inject the plant’s toxic water 3,500 feet underground into the Floridan Aquifer, using a potential influx of $200 million from President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan to foot the bill.This would only exacerbate the problem by introducing toxic chemicals into the aquifer, and the Floridan Aquifer system is the primary source of drinking water for most cities in central and northern Florida and eastern and southern Georgia. Injection also increases risks of earthquake activity, like that experienced in several states where injection has been used to dispose of wastewater from hydraulic fracking for natural gas. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has linked injections into deep wells with increased earthquake activity since 1957.Central Florida — phosphate capital of the worldThe process of turning phosphate into fertilizer creates phosphoric acid — the main fertilizing component. The leftover chemical by-product phosphogypsum is radioactive. Over five tons of this waste are produced for every one ton of phosphoric acid. It is dumped into gypsum stacks, hundreds of feet tall and hundreds of acres wide. They are covered with large lagoons, containing hundreds of millions of gallons of wastewater. (tinyurl.com/s4wcasu6)With around 27 gypsum stacks, Central Florida is known as the phosphate capital of the world. As 80% of the phosphate mined in the U.S., about 25% of the phosphate used around the world is produced in the state, the natural beauty and environment of Florida has been damaged by this industry for decades.Piney Point is just the tip of the iceberg.This article is the first in a series on the environmental impact of industrial waste disposal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Robotics at the Southwest Regional Library

first_imgFacebook + posts International students’ journey to TCU Twitter Linkedin Daniela Mendozahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daniela-mendoza/ Daniela Mendozahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daniela-mendoza/ Twitter printKids built their own robots at the Southwest Regional Library on Saturday, Nov. 5.Kids have the opportunity to participate once a month in the program at the Southwest Library branch, but the event is also offered at five other branches.Christina Garcia, a library assistant and special projects, said the kids that come for Robotics to not need any experience and get to work with over 500 pieces.“We have everything that they need, the pieces and software,” Garcia said. “They program [the robotic model] themselves.”Garcia said the program is currently offered to kids from 13 to 17 years old during the fall and 10 to 17 years old during the summer.“Hopefully in the future, we will drop down the ages a little bit lower to the ages of 10 to 17 for the spring,” Garcia said. “We take this program to lots of different branches.”Garcia said it takes the kids about 30 minutes to build the driving base and it can take up to an hour to program the robot, depending on how extensive the kids want to use the software.“If they want to just program it to move forward and backward, that process takes about 45 minutes,” Garcia said. “We usually encourage them to do more complicated and advance programming, so they can add in other movements, add sound effects [and] sensors.”Garcia said the Fort Worth Library staff see a need for teaching kids how to have fun with science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines.“It’s just one more way that the library can help do that in the community,” she said.Families interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics can also go to the Panther Lab marketspace located at the Northwest Branch Library.According to a Fort Worth Library flyer, people can do a variety of things from 3D printing, circuitry, robotics, video creation and coding at the panther lab.Families do not have to live in Fort Worth or have a library card to access the Panther Lab, according to a Fort Worth Library flyer.Families will have one more chance to participate this fall in robotics on Saturday, Dec. 3, but will need to register for the event. Daniela Mendoza Coming soon to the Southwest Regional Library ReddIt Cultural differences affect students studying in US Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook The changing nature of “Club Lib” Daniela Mendozahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daniela-mendoza/ Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleKinesiology practical exam benefits TCU communityNext articleLooking for a place to vote on Election Day? Daniela Mendoza RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Daniela Mendozahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daniela-mendoza/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

What we’re reading: National Guard assembled in two states, U.S. unemployment drops

first_imgStudent Success Series workshops aim to support TCU students ReddIt Previous articleGov. Abbott announces new limits to ballot drop-off sitesNext articleAdministration wants faculty to teach more in-person classes in the spring Charlotte Tomlinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printNational Guard taps units for rapid response amid civil unrest in the U.S.  The National Guard has deployed military police units to two states for rapid response in case riots or violent protests occur, according to the AP.Military leaders do not directly tie to this recent change to the current political climate, but with the unrest around the presidential campaigns they do not want to take any chances. About 600 troops, 300 each in Alabama and Arizona, will be ready to deploy within 24 hours if a governor in another state requests them. Secretary Ryan McCarty said the only problem with this is how quickly they can be deployed with the appropriate training and understanding of the task at hand. The Guard will only be used if it is extremely necessary, but the government wants to be prepared regardless of any situation that may arise. U.S. unemployment drops to 7.9% but hiring slows pre-election  In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a passerby walks past a business storefront with store closing signs in Boston. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 7.9% in September, but hiring is slowing and many Americans have given up looking for work, the government said Friday, Oct. 2, in the final jobs report before the voters decide whether to give President Donald Trump another term. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)In September, the U.S. unemployment dropped from 8.4% to 7.9%, according to the AP. Drew Matus, an economist at MetLife Investment Management, said there just “seems to be a worrisome loss of momentum and there’s a lot of caution on the part of employers.” With September’s hiring gain, the economy is beginning to recover from the large amount of job losses the COVID-19 outbreak caused, but many industries, including travel and tourism, are still continuing to slump. The number of laid-off workers whose jobs are gone permanently rose to 3.8 million from 3.4 million. The September job report showed there were more women than men who were leaving the workforce to stay home and help their kids with remote learning. NFL reschedules Steelers-Titans after first game was postponed by a COVID-19 outbreakNissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans, is shown Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL says three Titans players and five personnel tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the first COVID-19 outbreak of the NFL season in Week 4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The Tennessee Titans have rescheduled their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after the first game was postponed, according to the AP. The rescheduling forced the NFL to postpone Tennessee’s game from Oct. 25, giving the Steelers an unplanned bye. The Steelers will play Baltimore on Nov. 1 with the Ravens’ bye moved up one week. The NFL and the players’ union agreed to continue daily testing, including bye weeks, for the foreseeable future to be ahead of the outbreaks.  Charlotte Tomlinsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/charlotte-tomlinson/ Facebook First-year class is largest in TCU’s history Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Student development dean reflects on her 43 years at TCU Charlotte Tomlinsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/charlotte-tomlinson/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img Charlotte Tomlinson In this June 1, 2020, file photo, District of Columbia National Guard, and U.S. Park Police, advance through the white roses in front of the AFL-CIO headquarters, with St. John’s Church behind them, as they move demonstrators back after they gathered to protest the death of George Floyd near the White House in Washington. The National Guard has designated military police units in two states to serve as rapid reaction forces in order to be better prepared to respond quickly to civil unrest around the country, in the wake of the violent protests that rocked the nation’s capitol and several states this summer. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Twitter ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Facebook Mask mandate and other changes make studying more difficult for some students Charlotte Tomlinsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/charlotte-tomlinson/ Charlotte Tomlinsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/charlotte-tomlinson/ + posts last_img read more

TV journalist briefly kidnapped, threatened with same fate as journalist killed in 2000

first_img April 28, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa July 3, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called on the Mozambican authorities today to protect Jeremias Langa, the news director of the privately-owned television station Soico TV (STV). He was briefly kidnapped at gun-point on 27 January in Maputo and threatened with the same fate as journalist Carlos Cardoso – killed in 2000 – if he continued to “talk to much.” Follow the news on Mozambique MozambiqueAfrica Help by sharing this information News Joint letter to Mozambique’s president about journalist’s disappearance Organisation News to go further Reports February 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV journalist briefly kidnapped, threatened with same fate as journalist killed in 2000 November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Mozambique: Case of missing Mozambican journalist referred to UN News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders called on the Mozambican authorities today to protect Jeremias Langa, the news director of the privately-owned television station Soico TV (STV), who was briefly kidnapped at gun-point on 27 January in Maputo and threatened with the same fate as journalist Carlos Cardoso – killed in 2000 – if he continued to “talk to much.”The press freedom organisation said Langa’s kidnapping was preceded by an armed threat against him in October in which the police investigation achieved nothing. It also pointed out that the latest incident had come just a few days after one of Cardoso’s convicted killers was returned to prison, and that it had revived old concerns. “Violence against the press and impunity for the perpetrators should finally be a thing of the past,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But to achieve this goal, the Mozambican authorities must take this attack seriously rather than finding excuses for not carrying out an immediate investigation.”The organisation added that the authorities should protect Langa until they had caught those who carried out the attack and its instigators, if there was any.Langa said he was held up by two gunmen “of African race, in their 30s” in the Maputo suburb of Malhangalene on the evening of 27 January. Threatening him with their pistols, they got into his Toyota Corolla with him. One took the wheel while the other kept his gun trained on Langa in the back seat.”You talk to much,” said the man pointing his gun at Langa. “You’re a journalist who talks to much. You are going to be given a lesson that will make you shut up. Your are going to die like Carlos Cardoso.”Langa told Reporters Without Borders he made an effort to say nothing in reply and to keep calm. “You are saying nothing, but you talk too much on your TV station,” his assailants kept saying during the half hour that the abduction lasted.They finally threw him out of the car as they passed a restaurant a few kilometres from the city centre. Displaying their pistols one last time, they said: “Say anything at all, and you’ll be killed.”In the October incident, Langa was accosted by three men, two of whom were armed, as he approached his car after leaving his office. One of them said to him: “Journalist bastard, we’ll get you.” Langa told Reporters Without Borders the police took no action and, when he enquired, they said they had “mislaid the complaint.”He said he did not know the precise motives for these attacks, but he assumed his frequent comments of a political nature on the air on STV during interviews with Mozambican personalities could expose him to reprisals. MozambiqueAfrica last_img read more

BUILDING PERMITS: Apr. 4 – Apr. 6, 2018

first_img Pinterest BUILDING PERMITS: Apr. 4 – Apr. 6, 2018 By admin – March 15, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Previous articleSale helps out ministryNext articlePBAF meeting needs in Odessa admin Facebookcenter_img Total value (2018 year to date): $94,671,679.76Total permits (2017): 1,759Total value (2017): $311,109,404.04 Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness New City of Odessa logo NEW RESIDENTIALSDR Horton, 7017 Spur Ranch Road, $161,680; DR Horton/Eric Weisbrod, 7007 Kate Reed Road, $161,680; Betenbough, 1021 90th St., $222,150; Betenbough, 925 E. 90th St., $158,150; Betenbough, 923 E. 90th St., $191,950; Betenbough, 921 E. 90th St., $205,950; Betenbough, 919 E. 90th St., $212,050; Betenbough, 1004 Evans Blvd., $294,950; Betenbough, 1028 E. 90th St., $156,300; Beten-bough, 1026 E. 90th St., $201,950; Betenbough, 1024 E. 90th St., $148,950; Betenbough, 1032 E. 90th St., $187,950; Betenbough, 1030 E. 90th St., $187,950; Betenbough, 1022 E. 90th St., $149,950; Betenbough, 1020 E. 90th St., $207,950; Betenbough, 926 E. 90th St., $184,950; Betenbough, 924 E. 90th St., $171,950; Permian Homes Inc., 2012 Boise Desert Ridge, $154,440; Permian Homes Inc., 2024 Boise Desert Ridge, $154,440; Morrison Group, 2707 Tom Morris Road, $300,000; Silverleaf Communities, 6006 Socorro Ave., $261,300; Silverleaf Communities, 6008 Socorro Ave., $234,900; Silverleaf Communities, 5907 Socorro Ave., $239,900; Permian Homes Inc., 27 Devon Court, $139,050; Permian Homes Inc., 33 Devon Court, $140,670; Permian Homes Inc., 29 Devon Court, $140,940; Permian Homes Inc., 31 Devon Court, $140,670; Permian Homes Inc., 35 Devon Court, $140,940.Total: 28 permits, $5,253,710RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSJesus & Christine Quinonez, 2709 Cumberland Road, $5,000; Phillip Lopez, 921 Hendley Ave., $1,000; Johnny Ybarra, 1507 E. 43rd St., $1,300; Adam Lujan, 5402 N. Everglade Ave., $3,000; Joe Solis, 221 S. Hancock Ave., $15,000; Julio Juarez, 3139 N. Tom Green Ave., $4,800; Ochino Kokumu, 817 W. 22nd “B” St., $10,000; Derek Mendoza, 308 E. 99th St., $3,500; Michael Castelo/Amanda Acosta, 419 San Jacinto St., $3,000; Stephene Construction & Irrigation LLC/ James & Terresia Weaver, 3901 E. 30th St., $70,000; Peggy Jimenez, 1720 Hemphill Ave., $600; American Home Improvement/Gene Abney, 22 San Juan Court, $22,000; Jeff Newby, 4602 Sandra Lane, $3,000; R & G Metal Buildings Inc./Darren Thurman, 9902 Dublin Ave., $17,000; Adan Briones, 1708 Hemphill Ave., $3,500; Oscar Tercero, 1202 Terrace Circle, $1,500; Alberta Rodriguez, 2920 Hancock Ave., $1,000; Serrano Pools/Derick Damiguez, 3 Durham St. swimming pool, $60,000; Elite Drillers Corp./Stephen R Stewart, 3864 Lyndale Ave., $7,000; Benjamin Cano, 511Carolyn Drive, $4,000; Alberta Rodriguez, 2920 Hancock Ave., $1,000; Maria Mondragon, 1010 Dwayne St., $300.Total: 22 permits, $237,500COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSFremin General Contractors, 7900 E. I-20, $508,000; Shane Gonzales, 519 Jefferson Ave.; Whitetail General Contractors, 7211 Eastridge Road, $150,000; Carlos Pineda, 2000 W. Second St., $3,200; Samson Corporation, 1810 N. Texas Ave., $20,000; Wheeler Drilling, 5030 E. University Blvd. water well, $4,000.Total: 6 permits, $685,200CHANGE OF USEEliseo Bello, 947 N. Grandview Ave.; Joshua Reyes, 504 N. Sam Houston Ave.; Amy Glover, 1171 E. 42nd St.; Melissa Burns/Esther Marquez, 818 N. County Road West; Stormy McGarity, 3506 E. University Blvd.; Cesar Luna/Alfredo Ccorz, 521 W. Murphy St.; Wen Yin, 1904 E. 42nd St.; Paul Miller, 3654 N. Dixie Blvd.Total: 8 permitsTotal permits: 64Total value: $6,176,41Total permits (2018 year to date): 587 Pinterestlast_img read more

Project Graduation: Safe Night

first_img Facebook Twitter Local News WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest The Odessa Police Department photographed on June 12, 2020. Law enforcement will be on the lookout the next two weekends for underage drinking parties and drug use. The operation will be held May 22, 28 and 29.Odessa Crime Stoppers will be teaming up with the Odessa Police Department, ECISD Police, ECHD Police, UTPB Police, and the Ector County Sheriff’s Office.Law enforcement will increase its patrol this weekend in response to calls involving drug use and underage drinking parties.Any tips that result in a citation can result in a cash reward. These offenses include minor in possession, minor consuming, furnishing alcohol to minors and social host accountability.Anyone with information in reference to any of the above-listed offenses is encouraged to call Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. Twitter Project Graduation: Safe Night Facebook WhatsApp By Odessa American – May 18, 2021 Previous articleTraining ecosystem, teacher strategy in the worksNext articleProposed new animal shelter $1.7 million under budget Odessa Americanlast_img read more