Pub stock Marston’s is up 15% today. Am I buying it now?

first_img 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. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Marstons. 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 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Manika Premsingh Pub stock Marston’s is up 15% today. Am I buying it now?center_img Pub stock Marston’s (LSE: MARS) is up 15% in today’s trading. This follows an unsolicited acquisition proposal from Platinum Equity Advisors, a private equity firm. Will it get acquired?I’m not sure, however, if the uptick seen today will persist if Marston’s doesn’t respond favourably to the proposal. In its last update earlier this month, it was confident of the liquidity at its disposal. In the same vein, it said “we remain confident in our ability to navigate the current difficult environment”.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…As a long-term investor, I’m not sure that it’s a good time to buy Marston’s even if it is likely to be acquired. An acquisition can be a long, drawn out process and the eventual company valuation may or may not be lucrative for the shareholders. But if we put the prospect of acquisition aside for a moment, there are reasons I’m considering buying Marston’s stock:#1. Marston’s financials can improveMarston’s update in December last year showed the potential to bounce back once the lockdown is lifted. In the last quarter of 2020, its like-for-like sales (sales for the same pubs measured over time) were at 90% of that in 2019. MARS is also reducing debt by borrowing less and cutting back on expenditure. This bodes well for its financials.It is worth remembering, however, that it has slipped up in the past, with a loss in 2019. So we are looking at two bad years in a row for the pub now. #2. Consumer demand set to riseMarston’s own experience shows that consumer demand for pubs remains strong. Moreover, after extended periods of staying at home, I think we can entertain the idea that demand may even be stronger once the lockdown lifts. The one big hitch to consumers going all out is, of course, the state of the economy. The real impact of the corona-crisis on the economy will show up only after the government schemes are withdrawn. It may be worse than we imagined. Like all pubs and restaurants, Marston’s too has suffered from the three lockdowns this year. 97% of its staff is on furlough and it’s availing the government scheme for the same. If things turn out worse than expected, it could be pretty bad for pub demand and the Marston’s share price. Yet, I think the future will lie somewhere between these two extremes. The International Monetary Fund has just forecast the UK economy to grow by 4.5% in 2021 and a faster 5% in 2022. If this is indicative of consumer demand, then we should expect companies like Marston’s to see a better two years compared to 2020. The takeawayOn the whole, I reckon that MARS is a stock to consider buying after careful research, which includes mulling over alternative options. But it’s a somewhat risky bet. At the very least I’ll wait for the acquisition story to play out before deciding what to do next.  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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Manika Premsingh | Friday, 29th January, 2021 | More on: MARS Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Birdhouse / Takato Tamagami

first_img 2013 Birdhouse / Takato TamagamiSave this projectSaveBirdhouse / Takato TamagamiSave this picture!© Masaya YoshimuraHouses•Tokyo, Japan CopyAbout this officeTakato TamagamiOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoHousesJapanPublished on July 15, 2013Cite: “Birdhouse / Takato Tamagami” 15 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »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 stream Photographs Birdhouse / Takato Tamagami Year:  Architects: Takato Tamagami Area Area of this architecture project Area:  130 m² Area:  130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan Year:  “COPY”center_img Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/400036/birdhouse-takato-tamagami Clipboard ArchDaily photographs:  Masaya YoshimuraPhotographs:  Masaya Yoshimura+ 21 Share CopySave this picture!© Masaya YoshimuraText description provided by the architects. BIRDHOUSE is a pop-up department store featuring a range of products including art, craft, fashion, potted plants and garden planning ideas to enhance the home and workplace. The name of the store, Birdhouse, is derived from our client’s idea that curious and creative people are like birds who fly all over the world to find something interesting, and this shop is the place where they bring back their findings. Save this picture!© Masaya YoshimuraWe then used our client’s concept to create a loft that is used as an artist’s atelier. The low slanted ceiling with dim light from a window illuminates the dark space. Vibrant noises from the street invite the artist to take a look out the window… Our intention was to create a place that will arouse people’s curiosity for something unknown or unseen.Save this picture!© Masaya YoshimuraThe space is simply composed of slanted walls that are inserted into the bare structure and that continue the metaphor of the roof. The inner space, surrounded by these walls, is the main selling area called the ‘Courtyard’. We wanted to evoke a town square surrounded by old houses, so we finished the slanted walls with rough veneer and cement board to express a rough and faded wall finish that has aged over time. The outer space behind the walls is named the ‘Loft’, and the openings or ‘bay windows’ in various sizes on the walls connect both spaces.Save this picture!© Masaya YoshimuraCustomers enter from a narrow corridor-like space and have a view of the Courtyard from a high window, and then pass through the Loft to enter the Courtyard. The walls are cut out and folded, and these spaces are used as fitting rooms and selling areas. A long L-shaped checkout counter is inserted at the corner of the slanted walls, where customers and staff face each other from both sides of the walls. Customers wander around between the Loft and the Courtyard and enjoy searching for their favorite products all the while playing a kind of hide-and-seek from both sides of the walls and looking for others through cut-outs and folds. Save this picture!© Masaya YoshimuraA traveler discovers something new between the familiar and unfamiliar. People find great sensation between reality and fiction. Our intention is to provide this kind of contrasting duality and to give a fresh and stimulating experience to customers. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDaniel Libeskind to Design Physics Building at Durham UniversityArchitecture News’Sa(ndy)licornia’: MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Daniel J WilsonUnbuilt Project Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/400036/birdhouse-takato-tamagami Clipboard 2013last_img read more

Bridge House / Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538543/bridge-house-aranguiz-bunster-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Bridge House / Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538543/bridge-house-aranguiz-bunster-arquitectos Clipboard Projects Manufacturers: OndulineSave this picture!© Nico SaiehRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. The project is located in an area ​​100 x 50 meters, located in a forest of Ulmos, Melis Myrtles and other native species. It is crossed longitudinally by a stream, modeling the topography of the soil.Save this picture!Site PlanThe stream and its path through the land, generate the general idea of the project.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehTo cross the stream like a bridge, rescuing the light and transparent language that allows the project to be inserted into the forest without dramatically altering the major components of the environment.The impact on the forest and the stream is minimal.Save this picture!ElevationIn the search for the site, we chose an area clear of large trees, where the basin generates a level difference of 2.5 between the two sides. This allowed us to differentiate the supports (two concrete blocks), one as a foundation near the natural ground level (south edge) and the other as a support base on the north side.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe base contains the main access, made of a vestibule that leads to a staircase up to the main level.Save this picture!SectionThis volume is structured on two concrete blocks, on which three steel beams with a 12 meter span are anchored and supported. Above them is a frame of beams and double wood columns. Among the columns, double glazed windows use as center or frame the same existing structure.This allows to minimize the elements and maximize the views.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe total length of the main volume and can be seen walking through a glazed corridor between the two accesses, through the exposed structure of columns and diagonals that ends in a secondary access. This allows a continuous path between both sides of the stream.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehInside it is the public program of the house, the hallways, kitchen, dining-living room are integrated, and at the end of the common areas is a covered terrace.Save this picture!PlanConversely, another volume with the bedrooms and more private spaces of the house rests on the main volume. Thus, its language is more opaque and largely closed to the South. The height reached with respect to the ground level allows a clear and distant view through the treetops.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehAmong the important initial requirements was to use sustainable native woods. The general structure; beams and exposed columns as well as floors, ceilings, doors and frames are made of Laurel demolition wood (rescued from the demolition of former villas that are abandoned over time due to the decline in family size and high maintenance costs).Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe other materials used were:-          Pine wood for the secondary structure.-          Reinforced concrete in load-bearing walls.-          Inox beams.-          Onduline panels for the exterior cladding of volume 2.-          Double glazed windows.-          Prepainted A2 Zinc Panel, roof.-          Plaster.-          High density expanded polyethylene.-          Mineral wool.Originally published on 21 August, 2014Save this picture!SchemeSave this picture!SchemeSave this picture!SchemeProject gallerySee allShow lessPratt Institute, Higgins Hall Insertion / Steven Holl ArchitectsSelected ProjectsTeacher Training Center / Ramón Fernández-AlonsoSelected Projects Share Housescenter_img 2010 CopyHouses•Puerto Varas, Chile Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 37Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Bridge House / Aranguiz-Bunster ArquitectosSave this projectSaveBridge House / Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos ArchDaily Year:  CopyAbout this officeAranguiz-Bunster ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodPuerto VarasIcebergChilePublished on July 14, 2019Cite: “Bridge House / Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos” [Casa puente / Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos] 14 Jul 2019. 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Shinhwa-Ri Housing / a round architects

first_img 2020 Year:  Houses Shinhwa-Ri Housing / a round architects Construction: “COPY” Save this picture!© Jooyoung Kim+ 40Curated by Hana Abdel Share South Korea Landscape: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949142/shinhwa-ri-housing-a-round-architects Clipboard Architects: a round architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Photographs ArchDaily Dawoo structural engineeringcenter_img Osung C&I Anmadang the lab ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949142/shinhwa-ri-housing-a-round-architects Clipboard Mechanical Engineer: Area:  116 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architect In Charge:Changhyun ParkDesign Team:Hyunsoo Kwon, a round architectsTelecommunication Equipment:Codam EngineeringCity:YangpyeongCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jooyoung KimRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityA curved space and a three-pronged space – Two houses starting from one parcel use the same area, the same cost, the same materials, and the same vocabulary, but the methodology that reveals the characteristics of the space starts differently. Depending on the layout on the site, each building responds differently, but it is developed in different ways depending on the relationship with the road and the surrounding site.Save this picture!© Jooyoung KimSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jooyoung KimThe layout of the two houses is established by the shape of the ground and the way they are in contact with the road, and they share an internalized external space that can be met together. However, the experiences of the space in the two houses are different. In the curved house, the entrance starts from the road, and the shape of the space is linear, and the pronged house is formed as a space spreading in three directions from the center of the building, with the entrance formed through the middle yard. The curved house has an outward-oriented character so that one can see the outside in various directions, and a small courtyard is placed in the middle to complement it. Conversely, a pronged house is an interior-oriented structure and spreads to each space through the widest central space.Save this picture!© Jooyoung KimThe character of each space may change depending on the location of the wall, but ultimately the character is given by the shape of the ceiling. Even in the division of space, he chooses a closed space and an open space, and creates the character of various spaces to escape from the fixed atmosphere. Therefore, the shape of the space was planned to be accidental or to respond to the situation. Although it is a single space, the character of the space creates a boundary according to the shape of the ceiling. The movement of the wall creates and transforms the character of the space. When it is not separated by a wall, various spaces are revealed according to the change of light flowing from the ceiling. Architecture does not create the interior nor the exterior. It turns out to create an ambiguous space between the inside and the outside.Save this picture!© Jooyoung KimSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jooyoung KimRelationship of two houses : Themselves and Neighbors – The relationship between the two houses, the relationship between the two houses and the neighbors is not a fixed relationship, but a free and flexible situation that can change. From the beginning, the relationship with the road is under the strain, so I thought about how the house would look and what to give. However, the relationship between creating boundaries and facing cold walls was not suitable as an attitude toward this neighborhood. I wanted to convey each landscape and content in various ways from a distance or close. That is the first start. Save this picture!© Jooyoung KimThe relationship between the neighborhood and the house is not organized by a single wall as the boundary. Between the house and the road, the road, grass and soft mounds overlap. I thought entering a house was gradually entering the concentration of the realm of the house on the road. And the overlapping layers explain the relationship with the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Jooyoung KimSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Jooyoung KimFixed form creates a fixed relationship – Without fixing the boundaries of the interior of the house, he envisioned an ambiguous and flexible architecture in a way that changes according to the situation. The moving plates loosely divide the space according to their position and give space according to the required function. This house is a place that everyone can share, and at the same time, it becomes a diverse space where you can do various activities together. It should be one space and multiple places, and it should be simple and diverse. Although each space is separated, it is connected and various spaces coexist according to the difference in distance. It is a proposal of a flexible space that is completed by the interaction of the part and the whole. We start from an primitive room that can cope with the passage of time.Save this picture!© Jooyoung KimLoose relationship – The form of the door and wall (plate) speaks of the character of each space, and it reveals the relationship between the people who occupy each space. Loose boundaries refer to loose relationships. Each space is influenced by the size and shape of the space by moving plates. It starts from one room, but if it is divided according to function, the way it is divided affects the characteristics of the contiguous space. Each space forms a relationship through interaction, and it does not exist alone, but becomes meaningful only by establishing a relationship with the adjacent space. The order of space changes according to the movement of the plate, and an order of instability was created.Save this picture!© Jooyoung KimSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Jooyoung KimMoving plate and Multi-level ceiling – For the moving board, the floor is flat and the walls are surrounded by furniture, making it a monotonous composition. We designed it to allow various changes depending on the size and area of the moving plate and the point or method where the two plates meet. Along with this, the size and shape of the space, as well as the relationship and function, change. The multi-level  ceiling begins to divide the space according to the position of the moving plate, and various ways of dividing the space are developed.Save this picture!© Jooyoung KimProject gallerySee allShow lessPivot Shelter House / CAPDSelected ProjectsHouse in Izumi / TORU SHIMOKAWA architectsSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Jooyoung Kim Codam Engineering Shinhwa-Ri Housing / a round architectsSave this projectSaveShinhwa-Ri Housing / a round architects CopyHouses•Yangpyeong, South Korea Interior: a round architects Structural Engineer: CopyAbout this officea round architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYangpyeongOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on October 08, 2020Cite: “Shinhwa-Ri Housing / a round architects” 08 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Face to face again in the media spotlight

first_img Tagged with: Individual giving Ireland Face to face again in the media spotlight AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  56 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 21 August 2005 | Newscenter_img The media fascination in Ireland with face to face fundraising shows no sign of abating following another major feature story in the Sunday Tribune. This story follows numerous print and broadcast features that have kept this fundraising technique in the spotllight.The article by Ann Marie Hourihane posed the question: ‘Are chuggers’ methods strictly kosher?’ In a balanced piece, various charities for and against were quoted for their views. Concern defended face to face, with James Howe, deputy general manager of their own face to face department, claiming ‚€13 million in annual income from their street solicitation. On the other side of the debate, John O’Shea of third world charity Goal said he would never ‘contemplate such an intrusion into people’s lives.’ 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. Sigh Savers, generally credited with bringing face to face to Ireland, says it no longer uses the method. Perhaps the most colourful quote came from a former chugger who said the interview process seemed designed to establish ‘whether you were able to stand in a street and talk shite to strangers while keeping a smile on your face.’last_img read more

N Ireland ‘highest profile charity’ income increases

first_img One of Northern Ireland’s largest cancer charities saw its income increase last year due to a significant increase in legacy income and donations.Action Cancer’s income in the 2016/17 financial year stood at £4.3 million, up from £3.8 million the year before. The growth in income was accounted for by legacy income of £510,000, from £193,000, while donations increased from £1.9 million to £2.2 million.The donations figure includes an in-kind value of £384,000 from Clear Channel for billboards and adshells.During the same period, trading income fell from £1.4 million to £1.3 million. Action Cancer operates 15 charity shops across Northern Ireland, selling a range of clothing and furniture from their clothing outlets, vintage shop and furniture stores. The accounts record the cost of operating the shop network at £933,000.Action Cancer has a number of high profile corporate relationships and two years ago celebrated raising £1.5 million with its main sponsor SuperValu for its mobile screening unit.Apart from retail costs, the biggest fundraising expenditure was £300,000 on challenge events. Overall fundraising costs stood at £1.6 million, around the same level as the year before. The charity employs 37 fundraising staff.The accounts state that Action Cancer has the highest unprompted recognition in Northern Ireland based on an independent survey. Advertisement Howard Lake | 14 March 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 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.  326 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 N Ireland ‘highest profile charity’ income increases Tagged with: Finance Northern Ireland Research / statistics  325 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

New advice issued to help public determine if charity collections are genuine

first_img Melanie May | 27 September 2018 | News “It’s unacceptable that some unscrupulous individuals try to take advantage of people’s desire to support good causes by collecting donations without passing the agreed proceeds to charity.“Councils are doing all they can to ensure that doorstep collections of clothes and other goods are only undertaken by those who have been vetted and licensed. However, anyone who suspects a fraudulent or unlicensed collection should make their council aware of this so it can be followed up.” New advice issued to help public determine if charity collections are genuine  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 The Fundraising Regulator and Local Government Association (LGA)  have issued advice for the public on how to determine whether doorstep charity clothing collections are genuine.The advice, published on the Fundraising Regulator’s site, includes checking that the charity’s name and registration number is on the collection bag and looking it up on the register of charities, ensuring that a named charity is on the bag rather than just a cause, and that the bag also says how much the charity will make from the collection. Other warning signs include mistakes with spelling or grammar, unmarked collection vans, and collectors having no photo ID.If people are concerned that a bag collection is not genuine, the guidance lists a number of steps they can take, including checking with the charity, contacting their local authority’s licensing team at to check whether the collector has a licence to operate in the area, and contacting Action Fraud.Stephen Service, the Fundraising Regulator’s policy manager, said:“The public need to feel confident they’re giving to legitimate collectors. This advice will help them to be certain they’re donating to a good cause.”Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, added: Advertisement  123 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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. Tagged with: Charity Collection Bags Fundraising Regulatorlast_img read more

New Planting Technology will Accompany Hoosier Farmers

first_img By Andy Eubank – Apr 13, 2014 Facebook Twitter Previous articleThe Battle for the RFS ContinuesNext articleIndiana Wheat Breaking Dormancy Andy Eubank SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News New Planting Technology will Accompany Hoosier Farmers New Planting Technology will Accompany Hoosier Farmers Facebook Twitter SHARE FieldScripts in 2014Indiana farmers are anxious to get in the field and start the 2014 planting season, and some of them will have new technology onboard this year. FieldScripts® from Monsanto provides seed selection and a variable rate seeding prescription right in the cab. Dave Rhylander says it will roll out in Indiana, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota.“Last year we had 150 farmers testing in those four states. We had maybe 25 farmers in Indiana that actually ground truthed this for us last year, and the whole objective was to have them test it and kind of debug the system for us so we could come back and take some learnings from their experiences and make a better product so when we launched it we had a better product for the farmers who would buy in 2014.”FieldScripts effectively diagnoses individual and unique farm field conditions to maximize that field’s yield potential.“It’s the best hybrid match for that particular field and then we write a variable seeding rate that will change every ten meters in a field if it requires, by up to 500 seeds. The objective is to not overplant the poor areas of the field, put the right amount of seed on that area and then redistribute that seed to other areas of the field that should actually be planted at a higher population than what the farmer could today.”One thing Monsanto has learned through testing and debugging is that farmers will need to accumulate 3 years of data to plug into FieldScripts.“When we started this last year with these farmers in Indiana we only asked them for 2 years of yield data,” Rhylander said. “What we learned from this is we cannot use just 2 years. We need to have 3 years of data, so that was a significant learning for us. the other thing that we learned, you set your yield target for the fieldscript based upon how you’re going to fertilize the field.”If you’re thinking about FieldScripts for the future, Rhylander says start saving the data. You’ll need the 3 years total and 2 years of corn, plus 3 acre grid samples, not 4 acre grid samples. And the Monsanto approach to data is, if you create it, it’s yours.Learn more in the full interview:Dave Rhylander-FieldScriptslast_img read more

Daniels takes state title in 4-H event

first_img Daniels said she believes it was the sauce and her grilling experience that made her the Chicken-Que state champion.“The more I practiced, the better I got at knowing how to baste the chicken and, then, I worked on my barbecue sauce. I added spices and created my own barbecue sauce, and it was really good, I think,” she said.Daniels is a rising 11th grader at Charles Henderson High School. She said 4-H has been such a positive influence in her life that she plans to remain involved in the program through her college years.She plans to major in sports medicine and go where opportunity knocks.Daniels is the daughter of Cryphena Ellis of Troy. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Daniels takes state title in 4-H event By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories You Might Like Davis honored for 58 years of service Rev. Ron Ball, District Superintendent of the Montgomery/Opelika District, presents Rev. Lavon Davis with a plaque in honor of his… read more Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Daniels realized that to be successful at the regional competition, her chicken had to be moist and it had to have a distinctive flavor.“I got a meat thermometer so I could keep the chicken at the right temperature – 180 degrees – to keep it from drying out — and I basted it to help hold in the flavor,” Daniels said. “I also tried some different things with my seasonings to flavor the barbecue sauce.”Whatever Daniels learned between the county and regional competitions paid off for her. She won the regional competition and the right to compete at state.“At the state competition, I spiced up my barbecue sauce with some different seasoning and then added some lemon pepper seasoning when it was done,” Daniels said. “That gave the chicken some zest. I could tell the judges liked it because they were nodding their heads and licking their fingers.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip By The Penny Hoarder Daniels entered the Pike County 4-H Chicken-Que in March hoping that inspiration would carry her further than experience.“Glenda Kelly’s daughter had done real well in chicken-ques,” Daniels said. “She gave me some really good tips and inspired me to do my best but I didn’t have any experience cooking on a grill. That was all new to me. I had a lot to learn.”Daniels entered the Pike County 4-H Chicken-Que not knowing what to expect, so she was satisfied with and encouraged by her second place finish. After all, it was her first time “queing” chicken on the grill. Published 8:09 pm Monday, August 1, 2011 Veneekai Daniels is testimony to the old adage, “practice makes perfect.”She has a trophy and a blue ribbon to prove it.Daniels won first place in the State 4-H Chicken-Que at the 4-H Camp in Columbiana on Saturday and will represent Alabama in the national competition in Kentucky in November. The state title comes as the result of practice and more practice. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Articlelast_img read more

Exclusive: Jayme Closs feeling ‘stronger every day’ one year after kidnapping

first_imgJennifer Smith(NEW YORK) — One year after Jayme Closs was kidnapped as a 13-year-old and held for months by a man who murdered her parents, the teenager says she’s feeling “stronger every day.” “I really want to thank everyone for all the kindness and concern that people all over the country have shown me,” Closs said in an exclusive statement to ABC News. “I am very happy to be home and getting back to the activities that I enjoy. I love hanging out with all of my friends, and I feel stronger every day!”Jake Patterson pleaded guilty earlier this year to killing Closs’ parents on Oct. 15, 2018, and then kidnapping the teen from the family’s rural Barron, Wisconsin, home. Closs was held captive at 21-year-old Patterson’s home for 88 days until she escaped in January.“Jayme continues to work very hard on her emotional well-being,” the teen’s aunt, Jen Smith, and their family attorney, Chris Gramstrup, said in a statement. “She is moving forward and courageously reclaiming her life.” The 14-year-old has taken day trips to hiking trails with her friends and her aunts, and has enjoyed celebrating weddings and birthdays with her family, the statement said.(MORE: ‘Bye, Jayme’: Man who abducted 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killed her parents pleads guilty)“She has also been able to spend a good deal of time with her friends, just hanging out and being a typical teenager,” said Smith and Gramstrup. “Jayme’s incredible spirit and strength continue to inspire everyone around her.”In May Patterson was sentenced to life in prison without parole.Patterson confessed to investigators that he targeted Closs after seeing her board a school bus, according to a criminal complaint. After Patterson fled with the girl to his home, he created a space for her under his bed. When he would leave the house, he would put barbells and free weights around the bed so she couldn’t escape, according to the complaint.“Jayme has had a very busy summer enjoying time with her family and friends. She has celebrated family weddings and birthdays, including her own. Jayme has enjoyed many day trips hiking the trails of Wisconsin’s State Parks with her aunts and girl friends. She has also been able to spend a good deal of time with her friends, just hanging out and being a typical teenager,” said a statement from the family. “Jayme continues to work very hard on her emotional well-being. She is moving forward and courageously reclaiming her life. Jayme’s incredible spirit and strength continue to inspire everyone around her. She is truly “#JaymeStrong.”Jayme says: “I really want to thank everyone for all the kindness and concern that people all over the country have shown me. I am very happy to be home and getting back to the activities that I enjoy. I love hanging out with all of my friends, and I feel stronger every day!”Closs said she escaped because “I was smarter.”“I watched his routine and I took back my freedom,” Closs said through a statement read at sentencing on her behalf. “I will always have my freedom and he will not. Jake Patterson can never take my courage. He thought he could control me, but he couldn’t.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more