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I’d buy this 7%-yielding FTSE 100 dividend stock today!

first_img 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 | More on: ADM Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! After the recent market declines, there’s a whole range of FTSE 100 dividend stocks available to investors that yield more than 5%. So when it comes to blue-chip income, investors are spoilt for choice. Indeed, some of these companies offer dividends of 7% or more.Here’s just one of these FTSE 100 dividend champions that looks undervalued after recent declines.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…FTSE 100 dividend incomeInsurance group Admiral (LSE: ADM) has earned its reputation as one of the FTSE 100’s top income stocks. Every year, the company pays out almost all of its earnings from operations to shareholders. A combination of regular and special dividends make up the total payout.By offering a combination of a regular and special dividend, management has the flexibility to vary the payout. It can maintain the regular distribution while cutting the special dividend to retain cash.Still, despite the FTSE 100 dividend champion’s income credentials, shares in the business have plunged since the beginning of the year. Following this decline, Admiral’s dividend yield has spiked. It currently stands at around 7%. The FTSE 100 average is 4.8%.Recent trading updates from the UK’s largest insurance company suggest these declines are unwarranted. Last week, the company reported a record set of results, with its UK insurance business performing better than expected. Meanwhile, reduced losses helped improve reserve releases, unlocking additional cash.Growth aheadOne of the most impressive things about Admiral is its growth potential. The FTSE 100 dividend star has several growth initiatives underway at present. These include the expansion of its personal loans business, its international insurance businesses and comparison website.Of these three, the comparison website, Confused.com, is the only division that’s currently profitable. However, in the past two or three years, growth at the personal loans business and international insurance operation has exploded. These two divisions should start contributing to the group’s bottom line in the next few years.Admiral’s expansion should help the company outperform its peers. The UK insurance market is relatively developed and highly competitive. As such, growth is hard to come by. By expanding into other lines of business, the FTSE 100 dividend stock can outgrow its peers, which could push down overall group costs.Lower costs will allow the business to offer customers better deals, cementing its position as the UK’s largest car insurance business.The bottom lineInvestors have rushed to sell shares in Admiral over the past week or so due to concerns about the impact the Covid-19 outbreak might have on operations. However, Admiral is unlikely to see a sustained drop off in demand for its services as car insurance remains a legal requirement in the UK.This suggests the company should continue to grow and throw off a healthy income stream for shareholders for the foreseeable future. The virus outbreak is unlikely to have a significant impact on Admiral’s overall operations.center_img 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. Enter Your Email Address I’d buy this 7%-yielding FTSE 100 dividend stock today! Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Admiral Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Admiral Group. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Meadow House / ArchLAB studio

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931685/meadow-house-archlab-studio Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeArchLAB studioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVilniusOn FacebookLithuaniaPublished on January 11, 2020Cite: “Meadow House / ArchLAB studio” 11 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931685/meadow-house-archlab-studio Clipboard 2019 Lead Architects: Photographs Architects: ArchLAB studio Area Area of this architecture project Meadow House / ArchLAB studio “COPY” Area:  163 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Year:  Save this picture!© Leonas Garbačauskas+ 18Curated by Paula Pintos Share Meadow House / ArchLAB studioSave this projectSaveMeadow House / ArchLAB studio Photographs:  Leonas Garbačauskas CopyHouses•Vilnius, Lithuania D.Birutis, M.Vroblevičius, M.Dagys, P.Vroblevičius City:VilniusCountry:LithuaniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. Modern Meadow House is designed away from the city noise, out of the urban areas. The architectural challenge was to incorporate a new house into an existing natural meadow as much as possible. The natural surroundings of nature-inspired home solutions. Single-floor house architecture is close to human and nature scale, developing a connection, private relation between them. The L-shaped house plan separates the patio from the street.Save this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasAll living spaces are facing the yard. Bedrooms planned separately from the guest spaces. Living room, kitchen, dining room with an outdoor terrace is designed with high ceilings. Large windows connect the interior and exterior spaces, which creates a cozy and calm atmosphere for residents and their guests.Save this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasSave this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasMuch attention has been devoted to supplementing the design with subtle landscaping, open fireplace, and wooden terraces, where you can relax listening to the sound of nature, enjoy a wonderful meadow view. Nature is a very valuable feature in architecture, especially nowadays when urbanisation is increasing around the globe.Save this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasProject gallerySee allShow lessThat ’70s Thing: Why Young Architects Today Are Enthralled by Vintage TechnologiesArticlesHow Does Architectural Design Change When the City Becomes Equipped with the “Most R…Articles Share Houses Lithuania “COPY”last_img read more

Hawk Nest House / FabrikG

first_img Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940097/hawk-nest-house-fabrikg Clipboard Lead Architects: Hawk Nest House / FabrikG Houses Architects: FabrikG Area Area of this architecture project Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940097/hawk-nest-house-fabrikg Clipboard Hawk Nest House / FabrikGSave this projectSaveHawk Nest House / FabrikG Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cemex, Calidra, Fierro y Lamina, SAYER, Trimble 2018 Area:  426 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Design Team:Ivan Agundez, Eduardo Manriquez, Gerardo ArceClients:Leah PorterEngineering:Sai Proyectos / Gerson HuertaCollaborators:Ivan Agundez, Eduardo Manriquez, Gerardo ArceConstructor:Juan Jose PalomaresFurniture Design:BC Design StudioCity:San José del CaboCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paola López GonzálezRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The house is located in a hilltop of the East Cape (Laguna Hills), 9km away from the nearest infrastructure network (San Jose del Cabo) in an off the grid community.  The horizontal profile of the building along with the rammed earth walls, blends the house into the landscape, very discrete from the dirt road that comes along the sea.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezSave this picture!PlantaSave this picture!© Paola López GonzálezIn the East side, three different rammed earth volumes interact with each other creating common outdoor areas. The walkway leads the visitor to the amazing Mar the Cortez view and distributes the areas. On the left side, two physically connected volumes receive the main common areas. The living room, covered with a tile vaulted roof, opens the space to the exterior lounge and to the kitchen through big rammed earth arch. The wide kitchen opens itself to the panoramic view on the East side and to a small patio that brings in the outdoor nature to the house.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezSave this picture!CorteSave this picture!© Paola López GonzálezOn the right wing of the house a wooden walkway generates the access and separates the 2 master bedrooms. In the center, 2 bathrooms are connected to an open small patio with an outdoor shower and a hot tub. These patios are also defined by local stone walls and create a particular atmosphere.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezSave this picture!© Paola López GonzálezOther three structures share the same property: the main garage; the rammed earth guests house; a small meditation vaulted room on the South, almost invisible between the trees; and the owner’s art studio on the North East.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezThe materiality is simplified in two main techniques: Rammed Earth and traditional local stone masonry. Modern and traditional materials dialog in a harmonious way, bringing local architecture to the contemporary scene.  Thick earth walls have many advantages in an arid climate as its thermal mass allows temperature regulation between day and night; in winter the walls will hold the heat in and during summer cool it off, keeping the interior areas with a comfort temperature during all year long. The openness of the house also promotes cross ventilation. All the project was design according to the passive solar design principles.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezSave this picture!© Paola López GonzálezElements like wood on windows and doors are made with sustainable sources and treated naturally. A special Japanese technique was used on the exterior bathrooms walls, where the wood is burned until the surface is charred, and then coated with natural oil. (Shou sugi ban)  Along with the elegant horizontal lines of the walls, details like lattices and pergolas creates shadows and transparencies, playing with the beautiful natural light of Los Cabos. These special features elevate the aesthetics of a house that’s classic on its configuration (patio, proportions) and contemporary lines.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezThe volumes seem to be with the nature all along. Landscape merge within the architecture. Natural desert plants where punctually planted inside the patios and in the surrounding outdoor common spaces as we keep a Xeriscape style, that avoids the use of supplementary irrigation. Due to the location of the property, the conditions allowed the project to have an independence from the grid with a solar system that provides enough power to sustain the house. A water treatment plant was also incorporated to reuse the water on the irrigation system when needed.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezProject gallerySee allShow lessTwisted House / Architects 49 House Design LimitedSelected ProjectsPalmeiras Room / Estudio SalaSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyHouses•San José del Cabo, Mexico Year:  Photographs:  Paola López González Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Gonzalo Elizarraras Projects Save this picture!© Paola López González+ 27Curated by Clara Ott Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeFabrikGOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan José del CaboMexicoPublished on May 26, 2020Cite: “Hawk Nest House / FabrikG” [Casa nido de halcón / FabrikG] 26 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Bloom Watch Continues for ‘Corpse Flower’ at the Huntington

first_imgCommunity News Bloom Watch Continues for ‘Corpse Flower’ at the Huntington By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, August 31, 2020 | 11:46 am Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The massive Amorphophallus titanum, also known as the “corpse flower” or “stinky plant,” at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens grew 6.5 inches over the weekend, but has still yet to show signs of its rare and pungent bloom, which is expected at any time.The flower had grown 3 inches taller when measured on Saturday, and another 3.5 inches taller on Sunday, according to The Huntington. Another 2.5 inches of growth recorded Monday put the flower’s overall height at 36 inches.• Live Stream of ‘Corpse Flower’At peak growth, the plants have been known to increase in height by up to 6 inches per day.The plant “has been called the world’s largest flower, with a bloom that can grow to more than eight feet in height and four feet in diameter,” The Huntington said in a written statement. “It is a rare tropical plant native to the equatorial rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia.”And it didn’t earn its nicknames with a pleasant aroma.“When in flower, it exudes a foul stench that smells like rotting meat,” the statement said. “For that reason, Indonesians call it Bunga Bangkai, which means ‘Corpse Flower.’”The flowers bloom only once every several years, and on an unpredictable basis, according to The Huntington. It lasts only a couple days.Once blooming begins, it usually takes several hours until the flowers fully open.To pollinate, staff then uses a paintbrush to dab up pollen from a male plant and applies it to the stigmas of the female flower.“The window of opportunity for this is roughly one day because on the first day after opening, the male flowers shed their pollen and the female flowers are no longer receptive,” according to The Huntington statement. “We do this to prevent autogamy, or self-pollination, so we can maximize the distribution of genes and maintain more adaptive genetic diversity.”The expected bloom will be the eighth at The Huntington since 1999. Most recently, people lined up to get a view, and a whiff, of the massive flower in July of 2019.The Huntington remains closed to the public to the pandemics, but a live stream of the flower can be viewed online at youtu.be/tm1MJD-Qq5E.center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Gardai say community vigilance is vital is criminal gangs continue to target Donegal

first_img Pinterest Gardai say community vigilance is vital is criminal gangs continue to target Donegal Previous articleProject being launched to bring gas to Strabane, Omagh and other townsNext articleIreland team led by Mark English depart for Prague News Highland Facebook Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Homepage BannerNews Sergeant Paul WallaceGardai in Donegal say a gang has been carrying out burglaries across the county in recent weeks, and a number of houses and business have been targetted.Last week in the Glenties area, Crime Prevention Sergeant Paul Wallace says a stolen sports car was intercepted when it was noticed that the car had number plates with 14 – SL on them, when it should have been either 141 or 142. The car was intercepted in Derry and two men were arrested. It transpired the car had been stolen last month in Offaly.Sgt Wallace says this again highlights the benefits of text and community alert schemes……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/paulwall.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – March 4, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Three-year-old dies after spending more than three hours in scorching bus

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A 3-year-old boy left unattended in a blistering-hot daycare bus for more than three hours has died.The child was unresponsive when discovered inside the vehicle by police, who said the temperature inside the vehicle at the time was 113 degrees. The bus was parked outside a daycare facility following a field trip, according to a statement from the Harris County Constable’s Office.Twenty-eight students from the Discovering Me Academy went to a local park earlier in the day and returned between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., according to the statement. The boy who was left in the van wasn’t discovered until his father arrived around 6:30 p.m. to pick him up.“It’s just tragic,” Constable Alan Rosen said.Authorities were interviewing the bus driver and a chaperone from the field trip, according to the statement. The boy who died was listed as accounted for on a roll sheet for students who returned to the daycare.The Houston Police Department said it will be investigating the case, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office will decide whether to file criminal charges.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Florida teen ‘mastermind’ arrested in connection with massive Twitter hack

first_imgkali9/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) — A Florida teen has been arrested in connection with the massive Twitter hack earlier this month that impacted the accounts of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West and other high-profile users.The 17-year-old Tampa resident, who was arrested Friday, was hit with 30 felony charges in connection with the cyber attack, according to Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren.“These crimes were perpetrated using the names of famous people and celebrities, but they’re not the primary victims here,” Warren said in a statement. “This ‘Bit-Con’ was designed to steal money from regular Americans from all over the country, including here in Florida. This massive fraud was orchestrated right here in our backyard, and we will not stand for that.”The Florida teen was the “mastermind” of the hack, according to a statement from Warren’s office.During the July 15 hack, some of the compromised accounts tweeted for funds to be sent to a Bitcoin account.Warren’s office said the scheme reaped more than $100,000 worth of Bitcoin in just one day.The teen faces one count of organized fraud, 17 counts of communications fraud, 11 counts of fraudulent use of personal information and one count of accessing a computer or electronic device without authority.“Working together, we will hold this defendant accountable,” Warren said. “Scamming people out of their hard-earned money is always wrong. Whether you’re taking advantage of someone in person or on the internet, trying to steal their cash or their cryptocurrency — it’s fraud, it’s illegal, and you won’t get away with it.”Twitter previously said that 130 accounts were targeted in the attack, and that tweets were sent out from 45 of those accounts. The social media giant also said that their investigation revealed that the direct message inboxes of 36 accounts were accessed by the hackers, including one elected official in the Netherlands.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Over $60 Million In Unclaimed Property Returned To Hoosiers In 2018

first_imgAttorney General Curtis Hill returned $61.01 million in unclaimed property during 2018 – $2.1 million more than the amount returned in 2017.“Our responsibility to collect, hold and disperse unclaimed property sets us apart from attorneys general across the rest of the United States,” Attorney General Hill said. “We take this role very seriously and work aggressively every single day to return unclaimed property to its rightful owners.”To reach owners of unclaimed property, the Office of the Attorney General uses mailings; social media; online and print advertisements; and local media coverage. Staff members crisscrossing the state in the Attorney General’s Mobile Operations Center (MOC) also help constituents search for unclaimed money. During 2018, in fact, staff members with the MOC helped Hoosiers find $430,030 in unclaimed money on the Unclaimed Property Division’s online database.In the spring of 2018, the Unclaimed Property Division (UPD) upgraded to a more streamlined claiming process to make the experience more efficient for claimants. Internally, the changes have enabled the claim review process to go paperless, allowing for a more fluid and trackable system.Unclaimed property refers to any financial asset with no activity by its owner for an extended period of time. This includes unclaimed wages or commissions; savings and checking accounts; stock dividends; insurance proceeds; underlying shares; customer deposits or overpayments; certificates of deposit; credit balances; refunds; money orders; and safe deposit box contents. Organizations holding potential unclaimed property are expected to make every possible effort to contact the owner before reporting the assets to the state in which the owner was last known to reside.In 2018, the UPD received $126 million in unclaimed property – $29 million more than the amount received in 2017.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Schlesinger Library provides unprecedented support for discovery within its collections

first_img2016 Grant recipients announced as more than $86,500 awarded to support new insights into American historyThe Schlesinger Library at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has awarded more than $86,500 to fund projects that explore the library’s vast holdings on the lives of remarkable and everyday women and families in America. Supporting the work of students, scholars, and writers alike, this year’s grant funding is at its highest level in a decade.“For more than 70 years, the Schlesinger has documented American history. We step in to collect unique materials and also step back to let students and scholars use our collections to make their own important discoveries,” said Jane Kamensky, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute and a professor in the History Department at Harvard. “This year’s grant recipients will bring fresh approaches to our world-class holdings, including not only the papers of extraordinary women, such as the pioneering abolitionists of the Beecher family and the civil rights activists Pauli Murray and June Jordan, but also the lives of everyday soldiers, scientists, and suffragists. Together, these researchers from around the world will uncover and document the breadth of American lives, backgrounds, experiences, and ideas.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Toys R Us retrenches again, shutters its last 2 US stores

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is retrenching once again. The only two Toys R Us stores that opened in November 2019 as part of a small U.S. comeback attempt by the iconic toy chain have now closed. The Toys R Us store at the Galleria mall in Houston shuttered on Jan. 15, while the one at New Jersey’s Garden State Plaza closed Tuesday. That’s according to Tru Kids, a new entity formed when it acquired Toys R Us’ intellectual property during the iconic chain’s liquidation in 2018. The company says it is looking at new options for reopening but declined to offer specifics.last_img read more