first_img A wide range of FTSE 100 shares have experienced significant declines since the start of 2020. In the near term, further falls cannot be ruled out. The path that coronavirus takes is currently a known unknown.However, in the long run, the FTSE 100 could deliver a strong recovery. The index has been able to achieve this goal following previous bear markets, and the valuations of many of its members suggest that they currently offer wide margins of safety.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 such, now could be the right time to buy these two FTSE 100 shares after their prices have crashed by 40%+ in 2020.NextCoronavirus is likely to have a significant impact on Next’s (LSE: NXT) profitability in the current financial year. The retailer stopped taking online orders on 26 March in response to safety concerns raised by its staff members. This followed its previous decision to close its stores.Clearly, a period without sales is going to hit the company’s financial performance exceptionally hard. However, Next has a solid balance sheet and a high degree of customer loyalty. Therefore, it looks likely to survive the near-term challenges presented by coronavirus. It may also be able to quickly ramp-up its sales once its stores and online operations reopen.In the meantime, investor sentiment towards the company could continue to be weak. Its share price has fallen by 46% since the start of the year. However, its repositioning towards online sales and its history of overcoming difficult retail trading conditions suggests that it is in a good position to deliver a sound stock price recovery over the long run. As such, buying a slice of it today could prove to be a profitable move.Compass GroupAnother FTSE 100 company that has recorded a major fall in its share price since the start of the year is Compass Group (LSE: CPG). The support services business recently reported that containment measures implemented across many of its key markets have caused the vast majority of its Education and Sports & Leisure operations to close.The end result of this is likely to be a substantial fall in the company’s profitability in the current year. The scale of the decline will clearly depend on how quickly containment measures are eased. In the meantime, Compass Group is actively managing its capital expenditure. Its solid balance sheet is likely to mean that it maintains its strong market position over the long run.Therefore, now could be the right time to buy shares in the company. Certainly, it is experiencing a very challenging period that could lead to further declines in its stock price in the short run. But long-term investors can currently purchase what is a high-quality business that has recovery potential for a relatively attractive price. Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 | More on: CPG NXT 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. 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address These 2 FTSE 100 share prices have crashed by over 40%. Here’s why I’d buy them today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Peter Stephens Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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first_img Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Alan Oscroft | Friday, 19th June, 2020 | More on: KIE 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Most UK stocks have slumped since the start of 2020, due to the Covid-19-related lockdown. Some more defensive shares have kept going because they provide essential good and services. And then there’s Kier Group (LSE: KIE). The Kier share price today is largely unchanged since the beginning of the year.Kier share price collapseThat doesn’t tell the whole story. Kier shares were actually starting to recover in the early part of the year, and they’d gained 50% by mid-February. And then the pandemic send that recovery back into tailspin.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…What matters most is the long-term picture, and for Kier, that’s been truly horrible. Over the past five years, the Kier share price has plummeted 93%. But is it simply too cheap to ignore now?The most recent forecasts put Kier shares on a prospective P/E of only around three, and that’s a super-low valuation. That alone doesn’t make it a buy though. The problem is, that kind of valuation shouts out that the market thinks the company is going bust. And, for a long time, I’d have put the odds around 50/50 at best.Not going bustBut when a stock is priced to go bust and the company survives, the shares can rebound very strongly. With Kier, my opinion is swinging strongly towards survival and prosperity. So I find the Kier share price very tempting.The key thing is that Kier’s debt is increasingly looking manageable. Interim results released in March put average month-end net debt at £395m. That’s high compared to an operating profit of £46.7m, but it is coming down.There seems to be plenty of work coming in too. Chief executive Andrew Davies said: “The group has been awarded places on several major frameworks since 1 January 2020, following the awards of c.£1.7bn in the period, and the government has recently confirmed that the HS2 project will proceed.“Kier share price spikeThat optimistic outlook was presumably behind the spike in the Kier share price early in the year, before the coronavirus threat knocked it back down again. But I really don’t see a big hit to Kier’s work from the lockdown.The greater part of that work is on government projects and for government-related bodies. Much of it is deemed essential services too. And the firm has been given key worker status for a number of its employees who carry out that work. Even by the end of March, Kier told us that approximately 80% of its sites and workplaces continued to operate. With lockdown easing, that will surely increase.Two years aheadThe strength of Kier’s order book should, I think, help take some pressure off its debt burden. At 30 March, Kier had total facilities of approximately £910m, so there’s still sizeable headroom. Some £700m of that is up for renewal, but not until 2022. By that time, we’ll have seen two more years of cost savings. And, by the looks of things, two more years of big contract work.So yes, I think the Kier share price is too low now, and I rate Kier a recovery buy. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I think the Kier share price is too cheap to ignore. I’d buy now See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here The state of America’s farmsThe trend of home and community gardens is on the rise in the U.S. A 2014 study by the National Gardening Association found 1 in 3 households now grow their own food to help put breakfast, lunch and dinner on kitchen tables. While more and more people are helping to provide for themselves, purchasing food is the third-highest expenditure in typical American households, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This means that while many people maintain fruitful gardens, farming is still a major industry in the U.S.Brenda and Marin Wolgamott walk their vineyard in Lockwood, California.Based on recent statistics, the USDA reports:* U.S. growers produce more than $178 billion in crops per year.* The U.S. has 2.06 million farms on more than 911 million acres of land.* The U.S. exported $133 billion in agricultural products in 2015 alone; 44 percent of those exports went to Canada, China and Mexico.* One in 10 Americans work in agriculture and its related industries.Do you ever stop to think about the men and women who help grow the world’s food? They come from all walks of life. Many have spent their whole lives working on their families’ farms, while others can trace their love of farming back to a high school teacher or college class. For each of these men and women, agriculture is not only what they do, but also who they are. To celebrate the individuals whose agricultural roots are making a difference in all our lives, Syngenta has launched the #RootedinAg campaign. Here are a few of their stories:From the Georgia clay to the Midwestern Corn BeltLeon Hunter grew up on a small family farm in southwest Georgia. He remembers working on the farm at a young age, helping his father and two uncles operate his grandfather’s farm outside the town of Whigham.“Agriculture was embedded in me,” he says. “Working on the farm was what my cousins and I did after school and all summer.”Hunter learned the value of hard work from his family — especially his grandfather, who was an astute farmer and businessman with strong values. Hunter now uses those same lessons as he prepares a new generation of growers in his role as a Syngenta agronomy service manager. He and his team of 10 agronomists educate, train and advise colleagues and growers on how to produce the best crops possible in much of the Corn Belt east of the Mississippi River.Read more of Hunter’s story here.A passion for sustainabilityMitch Roth grew up on his family’s Michigan farm, where his parents taught him the value of having a nutritious meal on the table each night. Today, Roth is a graduate student at Michigan State University, working toward a doctorate degree in genetics. He hopes his degree will help him find sustainable ways to feed the world. In 2015, he won the graduate level Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship because of his drive and innovative outlook.While Roth gained invaluable hands-on experience working on his family farm, he knows the average American doesn’t have his level of understanding about agriculture. He believes shrinking that knowledge gap can help eliminate the unnecessary fear of genetic research.“Not everyone can become an expert in agricultural biotechnology,” he says, “but I believe more can be done to bridge this gap.”Find Roth’s full story hereLeon Hunter, Agronomy Service Manager, Syngenta..Vintage rootsBrenda Wolgamott and her husband, Duane, began their winemaking business in Lockwood, California, in 1999 after years of working in agriculture and pest control. The pair created their own label, named after their young daughter, Marin. Eighteen years later, Marin, who studied wine and viticulture in college, works side-by-side with her parents and is now the winemaker for her namesake vineyard. Both she and her mother agree that working hard can and will pay off, especially in an industry with such a close-knit group of people.“In this business, in agriculture, the thing that counts the most is your reputation,” Brenda says. “It’s important you do the best job that you can.”Share your storyThese are just a few of the stories that Syngenta is proud to share through its #RootedinAg campaign. Go to the Syngenta Thrive website to read more. And if you make your living in agriculture as a grower, reseller, educator or adviser, consider sharing your story in the #RootedinAg Contest for a chance to benefit your community. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSAmerican farms Previous articleYeager wins John Land AwardNext articleCostello wins Apopka businesswoman of the year Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! 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first_img Howard Lake | 5 March 2007 | News £500,000 charity challenge kicks off in Ireland Tagged with: Ireland 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. Charity events company I LOVE MONDAYS EVENTS has kicked off its twelve-month charity challenge around Ireland when it hopes to raise over £500K for a number of causes. Charity adventure events are planned for towns and cities across Ireland over the next twelve months with the first expected to attract up to 500 people at the Brunswick Superbowl in Derry over the weekend of Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st of April 2007. Over 200 friends and family will compete in the city’s largest-ever charity bungee jump. Former Miss UK and now international model Lucy Evangelista popped back from her current base in Australia to help launch the charitable initiative. Lucy will be jumping on Saturday 31st March in Derry for Foyle Search and Rescue. Advertisementcenter_img  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A similar event, with additional challenges including city abseiling, will be taking place in Belfast in June and in a number of towns and cities throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic. Dean Langasco, Director of Belfast-based I LOVE MONDAYS EVENTS commented: We have had fantastic support from the people of Northern Ireland so far and would encourage anyone who wants to be involved in our charity challenge to get in touch as soon as possible. Register with us online at www.ilovemondays.net or call 02890 693413 for information about the many events planned up and down the island of Ireland.To make it straightforward for participants, as well as an easy-to-complete sponsorship form, I LOVE MONDAYS EVENTS will be providing books of prize draw tickets, kindly assisted by sponsor STA Travel Belfast and Contiki Travel, to give to your friends, family and colleagues in exchange for sponsorship. Refer-a-friend prizes are also available for getting more people to take part. Prizes include: rally driving for two, a luxury pamper day at Nirvana and a three day shopping trip to New York courtesy of STA Travel Belfast. Bungee jumpers need to raise a minimum of £230 for one of the following charities below to take part for free – Autism Initiatives, Mencap, The NI Cancer Fund for Children, Cooperation Ireland, Disability Action, Foyle Down Syndrome Trust, Age Concern, Special Olympics, Foyle Search and Rescue, Ulster Cancer Foundation, British Red Cross, Simon Community and Depaul Trust. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Charity Commission has published ./guidance for charities who have invested in the Icelandic banks that have collapsed, leaving them open in some cases to significant losses.The Commission outlines what a Treasury statement implies for charities with investments in Landsbanki, Heritable and Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander. Some charities will qualify as retail depositors in those banks, and therefore, according to the Treasury, “will receive their money in full”.Charities that qualify include those with an annual turnover of £6.5 million or less, or assets of £1.4 million or less, depending on how the charity is structured.The Charity Commission is asking all charities affected by the Icelandic crisis to contact [email protected] so that it can collate information.A day earlier the Commission has published ./guidance on the Financial Services Compensation Scheme – what it means for charities.www.charitycommission.gov.uk/news/ice.asp Guidance for charities with Icelandic bank investments Howard Lake | 12 October 2008 | 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.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charity Commission Financelast_img read more

first_imgTamar Ghosh, Director at Give More, said: “The Give More Challenge means a new way for us to engage with existing audiences, as well as a chance to reach out to new groups…”We’d like to encourage charities and community groups across the UK to get on board with the Challenge and help us reach as many people as possible with the message that giving more can be done in many ways that are easy, suit the individual and make a palpable difference to causes or communities we care about.” The Give More campaign, which encourages people across the UK to give more to the charities and good causes they support, is promoting a week of action from 16 to 22 September.The Give More Challenge has the support of businesses such as UBM and youth organisations such as the Scouts, and it urges the public to give more more time, money and energy to their favourite causes. Pledges to do so will be displayed on the Give More Challenge map to demonstrate the scale of other people’s involvement. The organisers hope to see the map covered with pledges.The Give More campaign has already secured over 30,000 pledges from people across the UK. Like those pledging to get involved, people who take the quiz will receive tips on what they can do to enhance their charitable giving and support. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  8 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Give More campaign promotes a week of giving in September Howard Lake | 2 September 2013 | Newslast_img read more

first_imgHome Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/25/2013 Evening Comment With Gary Wilhelmi Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter FinancialItaly’s inability to form a working government and our failure to compromise in Washington, regarding our financial problems, came together to create, a not surprising plummet in the stock market.The Dow closed down 216 point’s, the S&P off 28 and well below 1500 and NADAQ got hammered for 45 point lossItaly has been a dysfunctional nation since the fall of Rome, and we may be in the early stages of a similar fate.Crude oil reversed to close $.87 lowerThe Gold bugs came back to life up $22The dollar index also gained 29 up to 81.79, as screwed up as we may be, we are still doing better then Europe. Some see the dollar rising as high as 89 long term.LivestockCattle and hogs failed to find a spark to set off a short covering rally.Remember that short covering is the weakest form of buyingCash cattle firmed $2 late last Friday but that did not translate into the futuresCash hogs were steady to $1 lowerThe meats are hurt by spiraling gas pricesOur economy for many of us is not running at a porterhouse levelGrain and soybeansAll markets finished down on the deck or belowMay wheat broke the $7.10 lineMarch corn was barely over $6.90May soybeans moved toward $14 and the $13.80 supportsS American crops look adequate to cover the bases.Argentina got rain in 50% of its soybean country with broader coverage forecast for Thursday as their development enters the home stretchBrazil has been solid at about 81-82 MT for weeksChina bought a small amount of soybeans, 120,000 tons, and will be more active now that their lunar holiday period is over.Weather watch is on in East Europe and before long here at home.Snow cover has spread over much of the winter wheat area, but the jury is far from reaching a decision on the Corn Belt.The Ag markets are over sold, but that not does not translate into a rally without reason, but be on guard, as things are likely to get excessively volatile.In this speculative computer driven environment often the only thing that makes sense is nonsense. SHARE SHAREcenter_img 11:03 market action updateSupport levels:March corn $6.90Nov soybeans $12.55May wheat $7.10April cattle $128April hogs $80-8110:43 updateDow up 63S&P at 1525 resistanceApril cattle $128.57 off $.65 and April hogs $81.10 down $.55Both over soldCols storage a little larger in beef and lower in pork, but 3.4% above a year agoCash hogs called steady to $1 lowerMeat demand in doubtLight Ag tradeChina buys 120,000 tons of beans for 13/14 and more is expected directly127,000 of corn to unknownCorn is more attractively priced globally but business remains badWinter storm brings snow cover to HRW areasMorning CommentFinancialDow opens 41 higherApril WTI crude $94.08 up $.95Gold $17 better at $1589Dollar down 25 points at 81.25DAX .2% higher and FTSE .6%Italian election expected to result in a hung parliamentSequester pending Friday with no real compromise obvious$85 billion in cuts would be the result of government nonsenseDallas Fed business measure today and the President of the Atlanta Fed speaks438 companies out of 500 have reported 4Q earnings and 70% have exceeded estimates versus a 62% average10 year bond 1.987%LivestockPacker pushed cattle bids up $2 late Friday to $125Shorts getting squeezedTexas-Oklahoma panhandle blizzardRetail beef average $5.25Kill 573,000 down from 596,000Meat inspector’s furloughs at riskChinese pay lean objections continue in porkHog kill 2,066,000 from 2,145,000Pork cutout 24 loads with carcass down $.21, loin’s $1.67 lower and hams up $.06Grain and soybeansMarket creep into the week quietlyMarch corn support $6.78 ½Nov beans $12.55Argentina gets rain in 50% of soybean land with larger coverage coming ThursdayRumors of S American soybeans coming into US, but that is all economicsWeekly export sales were lightChina has just come off of their lunar 10 day holidayChina rumored to have bought 9 cargoes of soybeans, which is business as usualCrop outlook by USDA is just guess work as nature will determine the size and quality of out crops By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 25, 2013 Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/25/2013 Evening Comment With Gary Wilhelmi Previous articleIndiana Corn Marketing Council President Dies SuddenlyNext articleWill Corn Still Be King In NE Indiana in 2013? Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

first_img Previous articleSeed Consultants 5/3/2013 Weekly Market Column with Gary WilhelmiNext articleA Growing Market for U.S. Beef Andy Eubank Home Energy Oil Ends at One-month High and up 2.8 Percent on Week Oil Ends at One-month High and up 2.8 Percent on Week By Andy Eubank – May 5, 2013 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Crude-oil futures rallied on Friday as a report showing that the U.S. economy created more jobs than expected in April raised the prospects for energy demand, lifting prices to their highest level in a month.Crude oil for June delivery +1.33% climbed by $1.62, or 1.7%, to settle at $95.61 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil futures closed at their highest since April 2 and scored a weekly gain of 2.8%, according to FactSet data.The U.S. Labor Department reported Friday that the nation created a net 165,000 jobs in April and that hiring was stronger in March and February than initially reported.The acceleration in hiring nudged the unemployment rate down to 7.5% — the lowest level since December 2008.Demand has been guiding the oil market’s “direction and intensity,” said Michael Peterson, managing director of energy research at MLV & Co., in contrast to the past 24 months or so, during which supply has been the primary driver of global fundamentals.Separate data Friday showed that the nation’s services industry expanded in April, but at a weaker rate than expected. The Institute for Supply Management’s services index weakened to 53.1%. Factory orders in March also fell 4%.“While we regard these incremental data points on demand as germane, we do not envision a likely scenario whereby near-term global GDP is anything but lackluster,” he said.And that means “consensus expectations for the global market are likely to remain centered around modest oversupply,” he said.“Expected OPEC intervention … may be the driver of the recent rally in oil prices,” he said, referring to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.OPEC’s next meeting is set for May 31. “We would look to changes in sentiment on hawkish/dovish outcomes to factor heavily into price action in the coming weeks,” said Peterson.On Thursday, a rate cut by the European Central Bank supported oil prices and hopes for stronger energy demand.In London Friday, the June contract for rival benchmark Brent crude +1.09% tacked on $1.34, or 1.3%, to close at $104.19 a barrel on ICE Futures for a weekly gain of 0.9%.Elsewhere in the energy market Friday, June natural-gas futures -0.52%edged up by almost 2 cents, or 0.4%, to end at $4.04 per million British thermal units.Natural-gas prices dropped 7% on Thursday after a report showed that U.S. supplies rose more than expected last week. For the week, the June contract lost over 4% but compared to the May contract’s close last Friday, prices were down 2.7%.June gasoline +0.51% added 4.5 cents, or 1.6%, to $2.825 a gallon, with the contract down about 0.1% for the week, and June heating oil +0.71% rose 3 cents, or 1%, to close at $2.88 a gallon, up 0.6% from the contract’s close a week ago.Source: Marketwatch.com Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts ReddIt Linkedin Hunter Ince is a senior sports broadcasting major with a journalism minor from Whitney, Texas. After graduation, he plans to get his masters in sports management to become a sports marketer. Hunter Incehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-ince/ TCU students unite in prayer Hunter Ince Students should feel comfortable when commuting on and off campus (Photo courtesy of TCU360) Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Winchester looks to shift swim and dive program in new direction as postseason approaches Twitter ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Hunter Incehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-ince/ Facebook printWith a greater emphasis on first-year and graduating students, some TCU sophomores and juniors said they feel lost in the mix.First-year students have plenty of opportunities to get involved, including Frogs First, Frog Camp and Connections.Student Development Services created these opportunities with the goal of making it easier for first-year students to connect with fellow Horned Frogs. Once senior year arrives, the focus turns to help graduating Horned Frogs find jobs and gain their footing as graduation day approaches. “I understand that TCU is trying to help incoming students ‘find their fit’ on campus and trying to prepare senior students for the real world, but other students that are struggling still need the guidance and encouragement to get involved on campus,” said junior sociology major Devin Kaiser.TCU Student Development Services is located on the second floor of the Brown-Lupton University Union. Photo by Hunter Ince.Brianne Orr, assistant director of the Sophomore and Junior Year Experience, works with SDS to plan different ways to include sophomores and juniors and maintain their involvement on campus.Sophomore Getaway is a weekend retreat held in January that focuses on bouncing back from failure and making sure that the students still feel like they belong. Around 70 sophomores attended the getaway last year. SDS plans to keep about the same amount of students in attendance so that the experience is relaxing, reflective and not overcrowded.This year’s Sophomore Getaway will be held at Camp Summit in Paradise, Texas.“It was like calling a ‘timeout’ during the middle of sophomore year,” said junior supply chain major Trampas Tanklage. “It presented an opportunity to reflect on life and the road ahead with classmates that I hadn’t met before.”There currently aren’t any activities planned specifically for juniors, which doesn’t go unnoticed to some students. “It feels like we are forgotten about,” said junior economics major Megan Fitzpatrick. “Even professors seem to care more about students’ involvement and push students to succeed during their first year more than their returning years.” Students who are feeling left out should seek help around campus. Photo courtesy of TCU Department of Mathematics.Students said the lack of advertising of opportunities for sophomores and juniors is a problem.“There aren’t really any consistent advertisements about the things planned for us,” said sophomore business major Lauren McLaughlin. “I think that it would be beneficial if TCU sent out an email at the beginning of the year stating all of the activities that exist or even if they had professors briefly speak about it during classes.”SDS is currently working on new events for sophomore and junior students. “We have some ideas cooking, but they are not anywhere near ready yet,” Orr said. “I will say that everything that we have planned is working toward students becoming more successful.” Hunter Incehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-ince/ TCU Homecoming Parade on hiatus Previous articleThe Skiff: September 20, 2018Next articleProgram offers classes for anyone over 50 years old Hunter Ince RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img NepalAsia – Pacific Organisation June 8, 2020 Find out more July 11, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists’ union negotiates Som Sharma’s release by Maoist rebels Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the action of Maoist rebels in freeing Som Sharma of the Aankha Weekly newspaper on 9 July after holding him for 56 days in eastern Nepal. The organisation also praised the skill of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) in negotiating Sharma’s release in the course of eight days of talks. Sharma was kidnapped in May because of articles and photos about killings by the rebels.The negotiations, held between an FNJ delegation led by Purna Basnet and local Maoist leaders, also resulted in the lifting of the house arrest imposed by the rebels on Umesh Gurung of Radio Nepal and the Sutradhar Weekly, who had not been allowed to leave his home in the village of Jamuna, 600 km east of Kathmandu, for more than a month.___________________________________________________10.06.2005Maoist rebels continue to kidnap journalists, despite promisesReporters Without Borders today condemned the kidnapping of Bikram Giri, a correspondent of the Kantipur daily newspaper, while reporting for his newspaper on 3 June in the western district of Darchula, near the Indian border. When Giri reappeared today, exhausted, in the main town in Darchula, he confirmed suspicions that he had been abducted by Maoist rebels.Giri was the second reporter to have been kidnapped in the past month in Nepal, which is one of the few countries in the world where journalists are regularly kidnapped. The Nepalese press has been the target of both a tough government crackdown and increased Maoist attacks since the start of the year. Reporters Without Borders said it was very worried about the state of health of Som Sharma (photo) of the weekly Aankha, who has been held by the rebels in eastern Nepal since 13 May, and called on Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara to reiterate the order he gave to the various rebel groups to free captive journalists.In a recent letter to his family from captivity, Sharma said he was in poor health and was just getting potatoes to eat. He also confirmed that he was being held in a house in an isolated village by Maoist rebels, who criticised him for publishing photographs and writing reports for his newspaper about killings they had committed.Little is known about Kul Bahadur Malla, a correspondent of the newspaper Kamali Sandesh, who was abducted in June 2003. The Maoists claimed that he joined the ranks of the rebels, but this has not been independently confirmed.Reporters Without Borders said it was also alarmed about Maoist threats to take reprisals against Upendra Pokharel, the Kathmandu Post’s correspondent in the eastern district of Panchthar, if he continues to write reports “contrary to their interests.” RSF_en Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nepal Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img News News News NepalAsia – Pacific May 29, 2019 Find out more Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill News Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more