As markets fall again, I’d buy these 5 FTSE 100 shares

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. ABF 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 FTSE 100 has fallen back 6% since its crash-recovery high on 5 June. This leaves it 18% below its pre-crash level of 21 February. I see an abundance of opportunities among FTSE 100 shares for buyers looking beyond the inevitable earnings-crushing turmoil of 2020.Running my eye over blue-chip names today, I’d happily buy consumer goods giants Diageo and Unilever. I also reckon Primark-owner Associated British Foods, utility National Grid, and healthcare group Smith & Nephew are eminently buyable.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…Performance of these FTSE 100 sharesI’ll start by putting the performance of my five share picks against that of the FTSE 100. This is summarised in the table below. See all posts by G A Chester -19 FTSE 100 SN Fall since 5 June (%) As markets fall again, I’d buy these 5 FTSE 100 shares 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. -5 ULVR -12 -6 -5 G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Associated British Foods and Diageo. 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. 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. -18 G A Chester | Sunday, 12th July, 2020 -24 -6 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” NG -24 Enter Your Email Address -21 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! -13 DGE Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares -6 As you can see, the shares of all bar Diageo have fallen further than the FTSE 100 since 21 February. And all bar Smith & Nephew have broadly matched the index’s drop since its crash-recovery high on 5 June.A closer look at these FTSE 100 sharesLet’s look first at Diageo. I’m not surprised the shares of this owner of world-class brands — such as Johnnie Walker whisky, Gordon’s gin and Guinness stout — have performed well relative to the FTSE 100. After all, it’s a classic ‘defensive’ business.Nevertheless, it hasn’t entirely escaped the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, I expect earnings to recover to 2019 levels in due course. And then to resume growth, as rising numbers of people around the world enjoy the group’s wide range of much-loved brands.Defensive underperformersGiven utilities, healthcare, household goods and food are also classic defensive industries, it’s somewhat surprising National Grid, Smith & Nephew, Unilever and Associated British Foods have underperformed the market since 21 February. However, I reckon this makes these FTSE 100 shares all the more attractive.National Grid received a jolt this week from gas and electricity regulator Ofgem. Proposed radical reforms would set NG’s allowed return 50% lower than under the existing regime. However, even if this goes ahead (it’s a draft determination), I’d still see National Grid’s shares as attractive due to the FTSE 100 business’s monopoly characteristics.There have been suspensions of non-essential surgery in many countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has hurt demand for some of Smith & Nephew’s medical devices, such as hip replacement systems. However, I expect a full recovery as countries end their freezes on elective surgery. I’m keen on SN’s shares due to long-term demographic trends favouring this FTSE 100 healthcare star.ABF’s food businesses have been performing well. But of course, Primark has suffered from the temporary closure of its shops during lockdown. I expect sales to recover to pre-pandemic levels in due course. And I see a long international growth runway for the chain.Unilever’s stable of trusted food and household brands make it an inherently attractive business, in my view. Warren Buffett backed an approach for this FTSE 100 giant a few years ago, and the shares are currently trading not much above the level they were then. As such, I’m confident ULVR is an attractive investment proposition today.There you have it. I’d look beyond the earnings-crushing turmoil of 2020, and happily buy these five high-quality FTSE 100 shares for the long term. Image source: Getty Images Fall since 21 February (%)last_img read more

Andrew McGowan appointed dean of Berkeley Divinity School

first_img 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Andrew McGowan appointed dean of Berkeley Divinity School Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Apr 8, 2014 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC People, Theological Education Submit an Event Listing [Berkeley Divinity School press release] Andrew McGowan has been appointed President and Dean of the Berkeley Divinity School and Associate Dean for Anglican Studies at Yale Divinity School. McGowan is currently Warden of Trinity College at The University of Melbourne, and will join the Berkeley administration on August 1, 2014.An Anglican priest and historian, McGowan studied Classics and Ancient History at the University of Western Australia, Theology at Trinity College, the University of Melbourne, and Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity at the University of Notre Dame, where he received his Ph.D. He was a lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Australia, and was Associate Professor of Early Christian History at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. In 2003 he became Director of Trinity College Theological School, where he is also Joan Munro Professor of Historical Theology. He has been Warden of Trinity since 2007, and is currently a Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne.“I am thrilled that Andrew will be joining us. He is a talented scholar, a capable and experienced administrator, and a dedicated priest,” said YDS Dean Gregory E. Sterling. “He and his wife Felicity will enrich our community and help to build bridges to the Episcopal Church in the US and the Anglican Communion worldwide.”McGowan’s scholarly work focuses on the social and intellectual life of early Christian communities. His most recent books include Ascetic Eucharists: Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals (Oxford: Clarendon, 1999) and God in Early Christian Thought (Leiden: Brill, 2009), as well as the forthcoming Ancient Christian Worship (Baker Academic, 2014).Berkeley trustee Stephen Carlsen, who chaired the search committee, stated, “Andrew brings together first class scholarship, practice and service in the global setting of the Anglican Communion. In our interviews we found a personable, articulate leader to advance the vision of Berkeley Divinity School.”The search committee began its work in September 2013 led by Carlsen, with close support of Dean Sterling. A draft vision statement of the BDS Board of Trustees, which prioritizes vibrant community, ecumenical learning, and innovative models for ministry, guided the committee.David R. Wilson, the incoming chair of the Berkeley Board of Trustees, explained, “Andrew is a visionary with the skills and drive to take the vision of Berkeley Divinity School, refine it, and then turn it into action that can be transformative within Berkeley, the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Communion.”McGowan will join the divinity school at a time of great challenge and opportunity for the global church, and theological institutions are called upon as leaders in navigating these changes.“McGowan recognizes that the integration of Berkeley with YDS and Yale makes this place a remarkable resource for the institutional Church as it faces major change,” commented Carolyn Sharp, Professor of Hebrew Scriptures.McGowan succeeds outgoing dean Joseph H. Britton, who served 11 years in that capacity. 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Le clergé noir encouragé à se réclamer de Jésus et…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Ethnic Ministries Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Episcopal News Service – Houston (Texas)] Le clergé noir en provenance de toute l’Église épiscopale et de certaines parties de la Communion anglicane passe plus de quatre jours ici à explorer comment l’Église épiscopale peut se réclamer du Mouvement de Jésus.La Conférence internationale du clergé noir, intitulée « The Jesus Movement : Embracing Our Call » [Le mouvement de Jésus : étreignons notre Appel], y répond au travers de présentations plénières, y compris le 16 novembre un discours d’introduction de l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry, de conversations de style indaba et de réunions par groupes d’affinités.Dans son discours d’introduction, intitulé « Le mouvement de Jésus : Embracing the Call » [Le mouvement de Jésus : étreignons notre Appel], l’évêque Curry a répété à plusieurs reprises aux participants que le Mouvement de Jésus n’a pas « été concocté par Michael Curry », pour une durée de conservation limitée.« C’est un appel solennel à nous réclamer de nos origines les plus profondes – les racines les plus profondes de qui nous sommes – et à savoir de ce fait comment nous orienter dans un temps de profonde désorientation », explique-t-il. « Nous adoptons une vision à long terme et en profondeur ».Le Mouvement de Jésus, ajoute Michael Curry, est affaire d’évangélisation et de réconciliation et de bien d’autres choses encore.« C’est un travail de rédemption de cette création. C’est un travail d’aide à la justice pour qu’elle coule comme un puissant torrent », explique-t-il. « Ce Mouvement de Jésus – suivant la parole de Jésus – va libérer ce monde, va nous libérer tous. Je n’ai pas inventé cela, c’est dans la Bible. Et, pour l’Église épiscopale, nous réclamer de cela, c’est nous réclamer de ce que nous sommes. Ça, mes amis, ça change la donne ».Outre les prêtres et les diacres de toute l’Église épiscopale, les participants à la conférence provenaient d’autres parties de la Communion anglicane, y compris la Province des Antilles et l’Église d’Angleterre ainsi que du clergé soudanais.Article complet en anglais. 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 Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA de Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 17, 2016 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Le clergé noir encouragé à se réclamer de Jésus et de son mouvement La conférence a attiré 120 participants de l’Église épiscopale et de la Communion anglicane Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

Judge’s ruling supports “Opt Out” movement

first_img A Tallahassee judge delivered a blow on Friday to Florida’s standardized testing scheme, telling state and local school officials that report cards and classroom participation can be used as an alternative when parents opt out of testing.Judge Gievers granted a temporary injunction allowing some third graders to be promoted where school districts did not allow “a teacher-compiled portfolio that consists of non-test class work and test-based standards assessments.”The state had argued that allowing students to opt out of standardized tests would undermine the Jeb Bush-era focus on testing, while the parents claimed that the law allowed for promotion decisions to be based on report cards and actual classroom participation.Judge Geivers sided with the parents, finding that the Department of Education and the Hernando County School Board violated the law when they  illegally refused to provide any portfolio option and that “neither the [Department of Education or local school boards] have the discretion to ignore the Florida Laws.”Gievers ruling defined what “minimal participation” is by stating that “the children were present at the time, broke the seal on the materials and wrote their names, thus meeting their obligation to participate.” In addition, she wrote: “The School Board and [Department of Education] had no right to ignore the legislatively adopted portfolio option” and ordered the Hernando County School Board to “immediately refrain from further actions and must provide the portfolio option.” She ordered education officials “to stop refusing to accept a student portfolio or report card based on classroom work throughout the course of the school year.”“We are very pleased that the court agreed with us that it is in the public interest that the State Board of Education and school districts in Florida follow our laws, and focus on whether children can read, not whether they took a particular test,” said Andrea Flynn Mogensen, lead counsel for the children. “We are especially pleased that it was specifically ordered that the Department of Education must accept minimal participation in testing as fulfilling the student’s statutory requirement to participate, and that grade 3 students with no reading deficiency should be promoted, not retained.”Use this link view a copy of the ruling. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSOCPSOrange County Public Schools Previous articleCity Council schedules special meeting for KaBoom! grantNext articleFitzpatrick blends experience with a passion for teachers Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Community Foundation’s small grants programme open

first_imgCommunity Foundation’s small grants programme open Howard Lake | 15 July 2007 | News 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.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Community Foundation for Ireland is offering grants to assist projects working to respond to isolation and to develop a more diverse society. The deadline for the next grants round is 27th July. The Small Grants programme will have a particular focus on:— Carers— Older People— People Leaving Institutions— Sexual Minorities— Ethnic Minorities— Families At RiskMost grants will be in the ‚€1000 to ‚€1500 range, with the maximum grant ‚€5000. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 6 weeks of the closing date. Advertisement Tagged with: Irelandlast_img read more

Unholy trinity: Courts, governors, legislators refuse to prevent COVID-19 deaths in prisons

first_imgBy Wesley MasseyThe writer is an incarcerated worker in Indiana, Pa.  COVID-19 has exposed the “cancel culture” in the American prison system in relation to how prisoners are treated like chattel. Prisons and their administrations have been given carte blanche authority to govern themselves on how they treat prisoners during this pandemic. This lack of oversight has proven to be barbaric, inhumane and heartless, as thousands of prisoners have become sick and hundreds of inmates have died.Wesley MasseySo where do inmates turn for help? It’s a longstanding fact in this country that the government was created with a separation of powers clause. Our framers knew that no one branch should possess power over all three branches, out of fear of tyrannical oppression.  Nor should any one branch possess the power of any other branch beyond their own.When a prisoner is aggrieved, his only recourse is to petition the courts for the redress of his grievances. In theory, the judicial branch is supposed to be a check on both the legislative and executive branches, and that should ensure that the Constitution is being adhered to.I am a 38-year-old diabetic who has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. I’m also African American. All of these are considered high-risk factors for severe complications up to and including death, as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.I am also a prisoner in SCI Pine Grove, in Indiana, Pa. I am classified as a low-risk, nonviolent offender. SCI Pine Grove’s number of positive COVID-19 cases exceeds 200 among inmates and more than 100 among staff. The total inmate population is only 856.  One inmate, Cornelius Scaine, has died in this facility from COVID-19 complications.Prison staff violate COVID-19 protocolsIn March 2020 I petitioned the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania under U.S. Code §1983, complaining about constitutional violations of my substantive due process rights, subjecting me to cruel and unusual punishment. I stated deliberate indifference claims through staff not wearing masks, cross-contamination by officers who have tested positive, the housing of inmates who tested positive with inmates who had tested negative, and allowing inmates from multiple housing units to congregate in one area. The list of their malfeasance goes on.I requested immediate injunctive relief and a temporary restraining order — to be released to home confinement to allow for proper social distancing. I was granted a hearing in front of Judge Susan Paradise Baxter of Erie, Pa., to argue my reasons for the temporary restraining order. At the hearing, the court allowed respondents to testify about the menial preventive measures they put in place, such as handing out cloth masks and bars of soap.I cross-examined each witness, and got them to admit the malfeasance mentioned earlier and various other egregious conduct, such as respondents not requiring a negative test for staff to return to work. Ultimately, Judge Baxter denied the motion, stating that there was no deliberate indifference, given the preventative measures the respondents had put in place.The judge knew there was an active outbreak, as it was presented as evidence.  She further stated that she recognized that I was at high risk for serious complications given my co-morbidities, but that my claims of deliberate indifference were unavailing! That is because, she said, they had done the best they could by giving out soap.Court shields prison officialsIs the action or inaction of a party any more or less indifferent just because the harm an individual received was unintended? So, here is a situation where one inmate who is prone to violence and another inmate who is considered vulnerable are housed in separate housing units because the violent inmate has attacked the vulnerable inmate before. Then they are allowed to eat in the same dining hall, and the violent inmate beats the vulnerable inmate to death.So, the administration isn’t indifferent because they separated them? This is exactly the stance the court has taken against those who have sought relief from COVID-19. The court has manifestly failed to hear my plight  and my pleas for mercy!The court’s stance of apathy and its shielding the prisons from constitutional scrutiny have created a barbaric result. Inmates have nowhere to turn, no avenue of regress, when the courts turn a blind eye and let nature take its course.  Who then is  responsible for the lives COVID-19 may take? It is now a game of chance every time you step out of your cell. Am I going to get infected today? If I do, I ask will I die from this? Could this have been prevented?I was not sentenced to die in prison! Who can help me? The reality is nobody! Every branch of government has effectively shielded the other from any liability for inmate deaths and sickness related to COVID-19. They have created an unholy trinity, one protecting the other.  This is “domestic terrorism,” torture by acquiescence. The courts have a duty to protect those who — by virtue of a court order — have been stripped of every means to protect themselves, those for whom society has already tolled the bell.‘Cry out for us!’Instead the courts have allowed inmates who are nonviolent and at low risk languish in prison, as this deadly pandemic has spread in these tinderboxes called prisons. How will we look back and gauge what happened? I can assure you that there is no absolution for the bureaucratic indifference, barbarism and inhumane blind eye the court has taken.  I’m asking the public to cry out, and to speak for those who can’t speak, by virtue of having their voices silenced behind these fences and walls. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Auditions set for ‘Annie’

first_img Twitter Facebook By admin – May 5, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Local News WhatsAppcenter_img Permian Playhouse 2015 new logo Auditions set for ‘Annie’ Facebook Auditions for ‘Annie’Permian Playhouse, 310 W. 42nd St., has scheduled auditions for the musical “Annie” at 6 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday.Roles are available for men and women of all ages, and for girls, ages 8 and up.Come prepared to sing, dance and possibly do a cold reading from the script. Song and dance will be taught at the audition.Call 432-362-2329. Pinterest Previous articleCinco de Mayo Victory RunNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Farenthold must pay back $84,000 he used to settle claim adminlast_img read more

Garda fears trial will not go ahead because of tech problems at Letterkenny Court

first_imgNews A leading Garda has said he is concerned a leading criminal trial cannot go ahead – unless audio visual equipment at a local courthouse is working properly.Detective Garda James Frayne is involved in an upcoming trial during which CCTV evidence will have to be given.However Detective Frayne revealed that he is concerned about the capability of the the sophisticated technology at Letterkenny Courthouse.Garda Frayne told a sitting of Milford District Court that the equipment needs to be working properly or the trial cannot go ahead.Solicitors revealed an hour of CCTV footage will have to be viewed during the trial.Leading local solicitor Frank Dorrian, who is involved in the case, said he believes different CCTV systems have various security codes which need to be sorted before they can be shown.Judge Kelly said he will look into the matter.Only weeks ago it was revealed that the state-of-the-art technology was to be used to host video evidence by prisoners from Portlaoise Prison.The video conference would save thousands of euro to the taxpayer in transporting prisoners to Donegal where they have to be escorted by two prison officers on the 260 mile round trip. Garda fears trial will not go ahead because of tech problems at Letterkenny Court Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleLetterkenny Town Council want Bonagee link road included in NRA strategy documentNext articleDonegal software company to create up to 15 new jobs News Highland Pinterest Twitter Facebookcenter_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ By News Highland – June 15, 2011 Pinterest Google+last_img read more

Mike Richards has a story about the one that didn’t get away

first_img Book Nook to reopen Jaine Treadwell | The MessengerThe big one did not get away from Mike Richards. The trophy rainbow trout has been cast for mounting. The record breaker was caught on North Georgia’s Soque River. But, Richards has a fish tale with an unusual ending. Mike Richards didn’t grow up fishing on river banks. His love of fishing came later when he and his buddies would get together for a weekend of camping and fishing in the North Georgia mountains.And, fishing private areas of the Lake Burton-fed Soque River almost guaranteed a fun and successful fishing trip.“You pay to fish these private areas and you fish to release,” Richards said. “It’s all for the fun of fishing and the hope of bringing in the big ones.” Published 7:44 pm Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Mike Richards has a story about the one that didn’t get away Email the author Sponsored Content When Richards got the fish to the net, he knew he had caught a big one but he didn’t know how big until it was measured. Richards’ catch was 24 inches around the girth and 36 inches long and weighed 19 pounds and 13 ounces and topped the standing Georgia State Record for rainbow trout. “To think that I had caught something that amazing with a fly made of feathers, hair and thread and no bigger than a gnat.” Richards said.The fisherman watched as his dream catch was released back into the Soque River to, perhaps, be caught again or maybe not.Richards had a record-breaking fish tale to tell.However, there’s a snag in Mike Richards’ record breaking fish tale. He didn’t have a fishing license.He was fishing in a private area of the river and no fishing license was required. So, his state record for rainbow trout is unofficial.But, Richards said, never mind. Official records aren’t of importance to him.  He had the thrill of the catch and, too, the holder of the state record is the son of his fishing guide.“I met Mark Cochran about 15 years ago when he was a young boy,” Richards said. “He has the official Georgia State Record at 13 pounds, 5 ounces. I’m proud for him.“I’m satisfied with the unofficial record. I caught the big one that didn’t get away. Fly fishing is a whole ’nother degree of fishing and that’s enough for me.” By Jaine Treadwell New venue to open: Warehouse on Market a new type of venue Seth Parker is poised to open a new business venture on Thursday. Parker, the owner of B. Graves on the… read more Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The late March weather was perfect fishing weather. Richards and his buddies were fishing with a Paradise Fishing guide in a private area of the Soque River.“Every night, the fish in the private area of the river are fed protein so they are heavy fat,” Richards said with a smile. “That makes for good fishing. The water is clear and you can see the fishing running. I saw this really big rainbow trout and I cast for him, over and over but he was not taking the bait.”When the big, fish hit Richards’ line, he didn’t realize it at first but, when he did, he couldn’t pull it in. In fact, in the trying his waders filled with water and several times, Richards found himself in the river waters. “I just had to let him run with my line,” Richards said. “For about 20 minutes, it was him and me. Him trying to get away and me trying to keep him from it. That’s the beauty of fly fishing.” You Might Like By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Mike Richards was “wading” in the crystal, clear waters of Georgia’s Soque River, rhythmically casting a fly line back and forth, his thoughts drifting to landing a big one, a rainbow trout that does not get away.In his mind and in this place, Richards was as far from the sleepy, Tarentum community as he could ever be. He was a fisherman and he was fishing for the big one.But, Richards never dared to dream of landing a rainbow trout that would carry the title of Georgia State Record. That was never a thought. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Second hiker missing in Hawaii found dead days after woman was rescued

first_imgFacebook/BringKekaiHome(HONOLULU) — Days after the rescue of Maui hiker Amanda Eller, a second hiker who had gone missing on the island met a sadder fate.Noah “Kekai” Mina, 35, was found dead by a helicopter early Wednesday at the bottom of a 300-foot fall line near the summit of Mauna Kahalawai, according to search-and-rescue teams from the West Maui watershed and Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife.Mina’s body was spotted by Windward Aviation, the same helicopter company hired to find Eller. Though many of same rescuers were involved, the two cases were unrelated and Mina had gone missing on the western side of the Island, while Eller went missing on the eastern side.“The family would like to thank the community for their prayers and support and ask for privacy at this time,” said a statement from his family.Later in the day, Vincent Mina, Noah’s father, released a statement on his son’s death.“We brought our son, brother and friend home today, just not the way we would have wanted and prayed for. Thank You everyone who joined into this platform, of love and support for KEKAI,” Vincent wrote on a Facebook page dedicated to finding Mina. “Your kind and loving sentiments meant the world to us, lifting us up every day. Tears flowed for me when I would read ALL of your loving comments.”“So now the time is here to be with [mother] Irene, [sister] Kahanulani and Kekai’s girlfriend Annina, our adopted daughter,” he continued. “We ask that you continue to live life to the fullest, in sharing your hearts with others you love, and hug a little longer your sons and daughters tonight and beyond.”Vincent Mina previously told Honolulu ABC affiliate KITV-TV that his son had recently attempted suicide.Mina had last been seen on May 20.“We descended the fall line in the helicopter and about 300 feet down — the sun was perfectly lighting the area — and there was a second when the rotor wash blew open [brush] that was camouflaging his body and the light reflected from his skin; we were able to confirm it was Kekai,” said Keahi Bustamente, from the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, who was in the helicopter that located Mina’s body.Officials will conduct an autopsy to determine how Mina died.Eller, who was rescued after spending 16 days lost in the Makawao Forest Reserve, had hoped for Mina’s safe return when she spoke at a press conference on Tuesday.“This is a perfect opportunity, if it’s OK, to say I would love to say a prayer for him and I would love to send that out through these microphones and I hope that everybody else can sit with me in their hearts and say that prayer … that we can all get him back home,” Eller said of Mina. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more