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Here’s why these 3 FTSE 100 shares have soared in 2020

first_img Alan Oscroft | Friday, 27th November, 2020 | More on: FLTR KGF OCDO 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. 2020 has been a devastating year for many FTSE 100 shares. But when I look round the list of winners, I see a surprising number doing well. Here I examine three to see why they’re climbing, and probe whether they’re still good buys.Winning FTSE 100 sharesAs a customer of Screwfix and B&Q, I’ve always liked Kingfisher (LSE: KGF). As an investment, I think of it as reasonable but nothing special. In recent years, earnings have been declining. And the company pared the dividend right back after Covid-19 arrived.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…But so far in 2020, the Kingfisher share price is up 24%, while FTSE 100 shares overall are still sitting on a 16% loss. That’s a cracking outperformance (though it is the least impressive of the three I’m looking at today). It’s all down to a surge in DIY activity during our various lockdowns. I can hear the voices of spouses across the country: “No, you’re not allowed to go to the pub, so you can finally put those shelves up.”Forecasts suggest a 40% rise in earnings this year. There’s a fall-back expected next year, of 15%, which is the opposite direction to most FTSE 100 shares. But that would still leave the shares on an undemanding P/E of 12. So is this a one-off, or is Kingfisher back to long-term earnings growth? I need more time to tell.A lockdown blues winnerFlutter Entertainment (LSE: FLTR) shares have more that doubled the gains made by Kingfisher. It’s no real surprise that the gambling company, formed from the merger of Paddy Power and Betfair, has done well this year. (“The shelves? Yes, as soon as we’ve had the Kempton 2:15 results.“)In this case, we’re looking at a year-to-date gain of 51%. That’s more than three times the average of FTSE 100 shares this year. The Flutter share price actually crashed harder than the FTSE 100 in March. So anyone who managed to buy around the bottom is sitting on a 150% gain.Again we’re seeing a forecast EPS rise, of 45%, followed by a smaller decline (6%) next year. The 2021 forward P/E stands at 30. Is that still attractive for a FTSE 100 company that I feel has significant growth potential? I think it might be.Top FTSE 100 share priceThe biggest rise among these FTSE 100 shares comes from Ocado (LSE: OCDO). Is it an online groceries retailer, or is it a jam-tomorrow high-growth technology firm? At the moment, with a year-to-date gain of 70%, Ocado is valued as the latter. Oh, and the company is performing like the latter too, making no profits.With no profits, it’s hard to put any objective valuation on Ocado. And while that’s the case, I think a classic growth share boom-and-bust cycle could be emerging. It’s usually more prevalent with smaller companies, but it does happen among FTSE 100 shares too.The Ocado share price might have rocketed in 2020. But it has already retreated 25% from its peak price in September. And the vaccine boost enjoyed by many FTSE 100 shares is having the opposite effect on Ocado. I think Ocado is overpriced, and I wouldn’t buy. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Flutter Entertainment. 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. 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. Here’s why these 3 FTSE 100 shares have soared in 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

VoD4ABC

first_img Steve Dawson says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ann-Marie Montague says: Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA July 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm Amen, dear sister, you’ve got it right on the money! What the Anglican Communion needs is a good dose of Dibley, and Gerry Granger is one vicar (of Christ or otherwise) who could give it to us! I’d vote no-no-no-no-no-YES on any day of the week…though of course that is not a Yank’s place, is it? Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 7, 2012 at 10:15 am Rev. Geraldine would certainly add a strong dose of humanity into the Anglican Communion! She would bring a re-newed vision of God’s loving presence into a church which too often looks backwards rather than looking at today and tomorrow. If I could, I would certainly vote for her over some other candidates who are more focused on maintaining the status quo or returning to the “good old days” of eras long past. Christ Himself was a person of His day and age; He cut through the red tape of His time and re-directed us towards what was important. I believe Christ would also vote for Geraldine! Br. James Teets BSG says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments are closed. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By Danielle TumminioPosted Jul 3, 2012 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem VoD4ABC Or four reasons the vicar of Dibley is the best choice to lead the Anglican Communion Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis July 6, 2012 at 11:02 am This is well thought out and compelling! Seriously, though, a rural vicar, who needs these particular gifts and talents to navigate a multi-benefice team of parishes, would be an excellent choice for ABC. And, oh gosh, women often have these gifts! I say, let’s go for it!! Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 July 13, 2012 at 1:21 am Your reasoning alone qualifies YOU as a canidate.Find your hat & toss it in the ring. One day…………… Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 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 Comments (4) Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rev’d Dr Susanna Metz says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Danielle Tumminio[Episcopal News Service] With General Convention upon us and the Church of England General Synod just around the corner, our communities are asking crucial, weighty, and imperative questions, like:How should we allocate our resources?How should we interact with secular governments?And who should be our next archbishop of Canterbury?While the last of these questions will be decided in the Church of England, it is nonetheless worthwhile for all members of the Anglican Communion voice their opinion on this vital leadership role so that we grow in knowledge and awareness of how we want our church to be nurtured in the coming years.Which is what I am doing today.While Archbishop John Sentamu and Bishop Richard Chartres are currently the most talked about candidates for the titular head of the Anglican Communion, it has come to my attention that we have overlooked one of the brightest, most compelling voices of the modern church, one who would be an able, strong, and confident leader who could guide our communities with wisdom and grace in the years ahead.So I would like to propose another candidate, an outsider certainly, but one who, I believe, would offer the kind of leadership necessary to move our church forward in its mission and ministry. My choice for the next archbishop of Canterbury:Vicar Geraldine Granger of Dibley.Or, to provide a catchy motto for her candidacy: VoD4ABC.Now, dear canonically-aware readers, let me anticipate your critiques, as I can see you raising your hands in my mind’s eye, ready to object to my candidate: Geraldine Granger is a woman, you say. And since women can’t be bishops in the United Kingdom, it’s impossible for her to ascend to the post of archbishop.Plus, she’s fictional.These are, I admit, itsy bitsy problems, but not insurmountable ones. Forsooth: While the Church of England doesn’t have any women bishops, they simultaneously have no rules barring fictional bishops. That she is fictional, therefore, permits her to run for the post in a way that trumps the gender prohibition: As a fictional character, none of her physical attributes are real, thereby rendering her canonically indistinguishable from a male fictional character.In other words, she’s fair game for ABC. So is the more recent Adam Smallbone from the BBC show “Rev.” —but I don’t think he’s quite as compelling candidate, though you may disagree with me.(Also, if you are finding flaws in my logic, you’re taking things a bit too seriously.)Anyway, now that we have gotten the heavy legalities out of the way, allow me to sway you, dear reader, with four reasons why Vicar Geraldine Granger is the finest, Grade-A choice to lead the Anglican Communion forward in these turbulent times:1. She can navigate contentious communities: It is true that the Anglican Communion has experienced some tension and conflict over the previous decade. Geraldine Granger would, no doubt, be skilled at traversing such terrain. After all, the Vicar’s arrival in Dibley was not without dissension: David Horton—a wealthy member of the parish council (aka vestry) and district councillor for Dibley and Whitworth (aka politician)—vociferously disapproved of the Bishop appointing a woman as his community’s spiritual guide. Though he tried to remove her from her post, the vicar displayed no reactivity or indignation, humbly focusing instead on her calling as pastor, teacher, and evangelist for her community. By the end of her first week in Dibley, the vicar multiplied Sunday attendance by 1,750 percent, welcoming those of all racial, sexual, and educational orientations. The community emerged more cohesive—yet respectful of difference—and, most importantly, able to grow in their mission and ministry together. Not only, then, did the vicar show grace under fire, but she also proved herself to be an incredible evangelist, even in tendentious times.2. She’s accustomed to media scrutiny: The archbishop of Canterbury is not only the leader the Anglican Communion but also the voice of the Anglican Communion. The archbishop must be comfortable in front of cameras, journalists, and microphones, gifted not only as a preacher but also as a media personality and giver-of-sound bites. The vicar has shown such savvy. Early in her tenure, the vicar allowed television cameras into St. Barnabas to film Songs of Praise, a BBC television series that explores the music and faith of communities throughout the United Kingdom. Later, she participated in a series of interviews with radio and print media to discuss her choice to be a female priest, which eventually led to the paparazzi smearing her reputation as well as the reputation of various members of her congregation. The vicar responded to the media hysteria with humility, acknowledging her imperfections while never abandoning the ideals of the faith she held dear. (Plus, she’s got the kind of name recognition that would inevitably lead the curious but un-churched to sit themselves in our pews.)3. She guides her people well: As leader of the Anglican Communion, the archbishop must be adept at recognizing the many and varied gifts and cultures that make up our beloved denomination. Geraldine Granger has shown great skill in this regard. As Dibley’s vicar, she realized that every member of her congregation was unique, blessed by God, and because God loved them, she was called to do the same. As their leader, then, she tried to nurture their strengths so that they blossomed more fully into the people God intended for them to become. So, for instance, when Alice challenged Oxford-educated David Horton in the Village Quiz, the vicar recognized her intellectual gaps and crafted questions that empowered her, building on her strengths so that she gained confidence and felt more comfortable with the person God created her to be.4. She understands the essence of Christian mission: Finally, the archbishop must be someone who understands the essence of our call as Christians: to work with God to bring about a new heaven and a new earth in which suffering and pain are no more. We work together to accomplish this goal through Jesus’ command to love God and our neighbor. Yet, what it means to love God and neighbor is complicated, and we don’t always agree on what it looks like in practice. Indeed, if the controversy about female and homosexual leaders or the controversy over our current budget has shown anything, it has shown that we are at times deeply divided on the best way to love God and neighbor. And yet, it is imperative that we not get distracted from that question of how to love well, because only by seeking shall we find, only by knocking shall the door be open to us. This is clearly a priority for the vicar as well. As she herself preached, we are called to consider, “the big things, issues like, well, how much you help those who need help, how much you love people and show your love to them.”I am convinced that it will take a compelling, confident and compassionate leader to guide and pastor our communion. And though the Church of England may not be in a place right now to choose a “babe with a bob cut and a magnificent bosom,” as its titular head—nor will it likely choose a fictional character—perhaps we would do well to remember that we Christians are a people called to hope for a justice and peace that, with God’s help, will become our future. And while it’s tempting to say such a vision is unrealistic, that a new heaven and new earth is unattainable, we must continue to hope and work together, because that is our calling. That is what it means to be a Christ-follower.So while there may be a multitude of practical reasons to invalidate the Vicster’s candidacy, we cannot forget that it is our call to advocate for those things that transform, even when they seem unlikely or unattainable, because unless we hope, unless we try, they will never be a reality.And that, dear reader, may be the best reason of all to vote for the vicar: Because while her candidacy may seem unrealistic, her leadership would inevitably be transformative.And that, I believe, makes it worth fighting for.Note: To support Geraldine Granger’s candidacy for archbishop, visit the Vicster’s official candidacy page at: www.facebook.com/VoD4ABC– The Rev. Danielle Tumminio lectures at Yale University and is the author of “God and Harry Potter at Yale.” She currently serves as an interim associate at St. Anne in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts.Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein, are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Episcopal News Service or the Episcopal Church. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

Convicted on appeal supreme court urged to quash cartoonist’s conviction, jail sentence

first_img News November 20, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Convicted on appeal supreme court urged to quash cartoonist’s conviction, jail sentence News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria News Tahar Djehiche, a cartoonist who was acquitted last May on charges of insulting the president and “inciting a mob,” has just been convicted on appeal by a court in Lemghir, in the eastern province of El-Oued, which has sentenced him to six months in prison and a fine of 500,000 dinars. Djehiche appealed yesterday to Algeria’s supreme court. Reporters Without Borders calls on the court to overturn his conviction, which has dealt yet another serious blow to media freedom in Algeria.He was prosecuted over cartoons posted on social networks showing President Bouteflika inside an hourglass collapsing under the sands of In Salah, a southern town in the Sahara desert where residents have been protesting against shale gas exploration and production.“This decision is incomprehensible,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Maghreb desk. “Algeria’s highest court must show leniency towards Djehiche, whose cartoons just emphasized the environment challenges linked to shale gas production.”The increasingly tense climate for the Algerian media since President Bouteflika’s reelection in 2014 and the government’s many attempts to intimidate media outlets were already condemned in a Reporters Without Borders press release last March.Algeria is ranked 119th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Help by sharing this information May 18, 2021 Find out more AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa to go further AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en April 29, 2021 Find out more Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Follow the news on Algeria Receive email alerts May 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

COOP by Ryder® Expands Service to North Carolina

first_img WhatsApp COOP expands insurance program to 34 states, enabling existing customers with large fleets across multiple markets to leverage the platform wherever they operate. Local News COOP by Ryder® Expands Service to North Carolina Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Previous articleSyngenta Crop Protection and Insilico Medicine to Harness Artificial Intelligence to Transform Sustainable Product InnovationNext articlePolitical storms swirl around California’s Newsom amid virus Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

To What Extent Have Homeowners Prepared for Disaster?

first_img 2021-04-14 Christina Hughes Babb April 14, 2021 5,888 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Many American homeowners believe that an increase in natural disasters including wildfires, storms, extreme temperatures, and/or rising sea levels—warrant serious concern related to home values.Economists say such concern is warranted.“Climate change is posing an increasingly large risk to homeowners. As storms, wildfires, and rising sea levels render more areas undesirable in the coming years, housing values in those areas will decline. This means a growing number of homeowners will see a major source of wealth—their home equity—wiped away,” Daryl Fairweather Redfin’s Chief Economist said. “We may also see folks in at-risk areas choose to rent instead of own to avoid getting stuck with devalued properties.”Recent research conducted by Redfin’s team revealed that while 35% of 2,000 who responded to their survey said, “no,” they do not believe climate change will negatively impact the value of their homes, 21% said it already has had that negative impact.Twenty-three percent believe climate-related disaster will impact their homes in the next five years. Another 20% think that a negative impact will occur within the next 20 years.Redfin’s researchers probed deeper into the mindset of those 419 respondents who indicated that they believe home values in their area are already being negatively impacted by the increasing frequency/intensity of natural disasters, extreme temperatures, and/or rising sea levels.They unearthed the following key points:Younger respondents were more likely to say climate change is affecting home values—about a quarter of respondents aged 44 and younger believe home values in their area are already being negatively impacted, reportedly.Midwesterners were more likely to say that, no, climate change is not affecting home values—the report explained that while the Midwest is warming up and experiencing greater precipitation in some areas, it hasn’t seen the sudden uptick in devastating natural disasters that other parts of the U.S. have.”The West Coast had its most active fire year on record in 2020, with more than five million acres burning across California, Oregon, and Washington, and homes in many wildfire-prone zip codes selling for a discount. And in Texas, a massive winter storm in February 2021 left 111 people dead and millions without power.”City dwellers are more apt to believe climate change is impacting housing values—27% compared with 17% of respondents living in suburban areas and 16% living in rural areas.Furthermore, of 1200 respondents who own their properties, 59% have invested in making their homes more resilient to at least one climate-related risk, with 36% spending $5,000 or more.For example, ever since the destructive 2017 Tubbs Fire hit northern California, residents who remained in the area have been working and spending to strengthen their homes, according to Napa, California Redfin real estate agent Christopher Anderson.“Homeowners are fireproofing their houses and empty lots and removing dead trees and bushes. If they have wood-shake roofs, they’re changing them out for roofs made of concrete or some other material that doesn’t burn. They’re replacing wooden fencing with steel fencing, and wooden decks with stone patios,” Anderson said. “Buyers are also paying more attention than they used to. They’re looking at every property a bit more closely. How close did the fire get? What steps has the seller taken to mitigate fire risk?”Meanwhile, natural disaster premiums also are rising.”About two-thirds (65%) of surveyed homeowners have a home insurance policy covering some type of natural disaster,” according to the authors of the study. “Flooding is the most common threat for which homeowners possess insurance, with a third (33%) of respondents indicating they have policies to protect against this risk. Next come tornadoes (29%), earthquakes (22%), hurricanes or other major tropical storms (19%), and wildfires (15%).”The survey, available at Redfin.com, further breaks down spending and explains the researchers’ methodology.Want to learn more about navigating disaster?Five Star’s Disaster Preparedness 2021 Virtual Experience will be held Wednesday, July 14. Not another webinar or Zoom call, Disaster Preparedness 2021 is a business immersion experience in a full-scale virtual conference environment, complete with an expo hall, breakout sessions, and interactive networking opportunities. This year’s agenda features six educational panels covering topics regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, technology, regulatory insights, extreme weather, risk mitigation, and more. Click here for more information on Five Star’s Disaster Preparedness 2021 Virtual Experience. Share Save Home / Daily Dose / To What Extent Have Homeowners Prepared for Disaster? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago To What Extent Have Homeowners Prepared for Disaster? Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others.  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Caliber Sold to New Residential for $1.7 Billion Next: Housing Supply to Rise in Second Half of 2021 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Ingestion of fishing gear and entanglements of seabirds: monitoring and implications for management

first_imgFisheries are increasingly adopting ecosystem approaches to better manage impacts on non-target species. Although deliberate dumping of plastics at sea is banned, not all fisheries legislation prohibits discarding of gear (hooks and line) in offal, and compliance is often unknown. Analysis of a 16 year dataset collected at South Georgia indicated that the amount of gear found in association with wandering albatrosses was an order of magnitude greater than in any other species, reflecting their wider foraging range and larger gape. Unlike other taxa, most gear associated with grey-headed albatrosses was from squid and not longline fisheries, and mistaken for natural prey rather than the result of direct interaction. Observed rates of foul-hooking (entanglement during line-hauling) were much higher in giant petrels and wandering albatrosses than black-browed albatrosses, and no grey-headed albatross was affected. The index of wandering albatross gear abundance showed two peaks, the most recent corresponding with a substantial increase in the number of multifilament snoods (gangions), Suggesting that the widespread adoption of a new longline system (Chilean mixed) may have been responsible. Although all identified gear was demersal, given the widespread use of similar hooks, little could be assigned to a specific fishery. Stomach content analysis suggested that 1300-2048 items of gear are currently consumed per annum by the wandering albatross population. Many hooks are completely digested by chicks, long-term effects of which are entirely unknown. We suggest a number of management approaches for addressing the problem of gear discarding, and guidelines for monitoring schemes elsewhere. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.last_img read more

2-year-old mimics dad shouting while watching NBA game

first_imgJune 26, 2019 /Sports News – National 2-year-old mimics dad shouting while watching NBA game FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(DREXEL HILL, Pa.) — A little girl imitating her dad’s basketball commentary has us laughing out loud.Mom Kimberley Tuller of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, recorded her daughter, Amara Sanaa as she and dad Jarell were watching an NBA game together.In the video, the 2-year-old can be heard hilariously mimicking dad’s verbal reactions.“Come on man!” Amara Sanaa yells after her dad followed by, “It’s a foul man! What?!”Tuller posted the short clip onto Twitter captioning, “Daddy’s little girl.”Tuller also shared the footage on Instagram on Father’s Day writing, “We love you and appreciate you!!Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Lincoln Community School Honor Roll

first_imgPrincipal Keith J. Makowski has announced the Honor Roll for the Second Marking Period at Lincoln Community School. The honors are as follows:First Honors: Grade 4: Duviyani Aguilar, Rafaya Arshqad, Zoe Buzinkai, Jake Carrancho, Wesley Castillo, Angel Chavez-Meza, Madison Hernancez, Julian Hidalgo, Sebastian Hidalgo, Andre Roberson, Emanuel TrubboGrade 5: Youssef Abdalla, Youanna Adly, Anthony Flamenco Romero, Brayden Markey, Luz Rosario Rodriguez, Devin SanAndres, Gracjan StecyniakGrade 6: Jon Carlos Agtrap, Christopher Aiello, Joel Estrada, Shuhan JiangGrade 7: Adrian Monegro, Amelia RodriguezGrade 8: Jennifer Caez, Meriam Guirguis, Veronica Kamel, Anastatia Ramos,Second Honors:Grade 4: Yazmeen Almonte, Jayden Arias, Rina Dervishaj, Divana Gayed, Russel Gutama, Emilia Jimenez, Kimberly Kenask, Amarelys RidriguezGrade 5: Simrah Ali, Claudeth Caceres Umanzor, Valerie Calix lara, James Carrancho, Markos Eshak, Jerome Hayes, Isra Johnson-Terry, Evelyn Martinez Pena, Isabella Sabados, Natalia Ugarte, Jae Wilson Grade 6: Brianna Fuentes, Rena HannaGrade 7: Bilal Touzani, Hajar Touzani, Juan Valencia, Paolo Vallo, Patrick Vallo, Russell WardGrade 8: Jasmin Juarez-Reyes, Eva Reynolds, Adriana Rocha, Da’Shawn Smithlast_img read more

Trey Anastasio’s Longtime Guitar Tech, Brian Brown, Stepping Down After 21 Years

first_imgFollowing a Phish New Year’s run that is in the talks of one of the best gags ever, big news in the Phish world dropped today, as Brian Brown will be stepping down as the guitar tech for Trey Anastasio after twenty-one rockstar years of insurmountable service. Treysguitarrig.com first leaked the news earlier today, and clearly had some time to catch-up with Brian following Phish’s four-night run at Madison Square Garden last week.Treys Guitar Rig reports: “Brown, 65, has worked as a tech in the industry for 40 years. He explained that the physical toll of the profession has contributed to his decision to retire, including the ‘heavy lifting, truck loading, [and] 14 hour workdays.’ Combining his 10 years as a musician to 40 as a tech, Brown says, “I’ve been setting up concert gigs for 50 years… since I was 15 years old, adding ‘Mother Nature is telling me to slow down.’”Brown will be replaced by storied Canadian-born guitar tech Michael Kaye, who has worked with, among others, Paul Simon, Pete Townsend, Stephen Stills, Brian Wilson, Patti Scialfa, Jon Bon Jovi, and Warren Zevon.  Brown described Kaye as “a great guy, very experienced, and super smart.” He adds, “I’m happy knowing Trey’s going to be well taken care of.”Kaye was directly involved in the rebuild of Anastasio’s rig that took place at Bob Bradshaw’s Custom Audio Electronics in early December, 2017, and has been working with Anastasio, Brown, and Bradshaw on tweaks and maintenance since, including at Madison Square Garden for Phish’s four-night 2017 New Year’s Eve run.Since February 2007, Brown has also been building hand-made cables for the legendary Hard Truckers company, famed for its celebrated speaker cabinets and work with the Grateful Dead.  Brown’s Hard Truckers cables are made to the same exacting standards as the cables he’s built for Trey Anastasio’s touring rig over the years.  Hard Truckers CEO Glenn Goldstein described Brown as a “guitar and electronics wizard,” who “has dedicated his life to the science behind the music.”“I’ll always be of service to Trey in the future,” Brown says, “just not the primary tech.”From the entire Phish community, thank you for you dedication and devotion to a dream Brian.  As Trey said before the band’s second hiatus in 2004, “I would not be able to play without Brian… he totally makes all this stuff work.”[Photo: Andrew Scott Blackstein]last_img read more

Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Breaks Spotify’s Single-Day Streaming Record

first_imgThe career discography of pop singer Mariah Carey is abundantly filled with dance-friendly radio hits which range from “We Belong Together” to “Always Be My Baby”. There is that one song, however, which stands out above all the rest, mostly due to its dominance over the radio waves and karaoke clubs every December. The song in reference is Carey’s trademark holiday single, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, which has become so popular since being released in 1994 that it managed to break Spotify‘s single-day streaming record on Christmas Eve 2018 with 10,819,009 total plays on the popular music platform.Mariah Carey – “All I Want For Christmas Is You” [Music Video]Spotify’s previous single-day record had been held by late rapper XXXTentacion, whose single, “Sad!” reached an equally impressive 10.4 million streams this past summer following his untimely death. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is not the only holiday tune to have earned some impressive streaming stats on the day between Festivus and Christmas. “Last Christmas” by Wham! racked up 9,098,668 Spotify plays on December 24th (hope all you #Whamageddon players steered clear), followed by Ariana Grande‘s “Santa Tell Me”, which earned 7,086,794 total streams. One could also credit the rising popularity of reggaeton and Hispanic-based pop music here in America to explain how José Feliciano‘s “Feliz Navidad” out-streamed old man Bing Crosby‘s “White Christmas” by over 76,000 plays.Such an impressive number of streams would be a real Christmas miracle for the standard indie musician. For Carey and her team however, the 10,819,009 plays really only amounted to an estimated $66,000 in royalties, which gets shared amongst the songwriting/production team, management, label personnel and, finally, Carey, who still gets a cut of the profits as the recording’s performer. The royalty earnings may not equal to what album sales offered back in the 1990s, but surely afforded the pop diva with enough holiday cash to buy a new chinchilla fur coat just in time for New Year’s Eve. The achievement was at least enough for Carey to acknowledge the streaming accomplishment via her Twitter on Christmas.Mariah Carey isn’t the only popular artist breaking streaming records as of late. Queen also made history earlier this month when it was announced that “Bohemian Rhapsody” had become the most-streamed song of the 20th century, with the total number of 1.5 billion streaming being tallied from every online music service, including YouTube. The only real streaming test left for fans to help achieve is getting Bobby Pickett and Leonard L. Capizzi‘s “Monster Mash” to crack the single-day Halloween record next October. Your move, Millennials. [H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more