FDJ renews support for women’s handball and basketball leagues

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In relation to this, FDJ also extended its partnership with the Women’s Handball League (LFH), organiser of the country’s top tier female competition. FDJ will also support FFHandball with its efforts to encourage participation among female players. FDJ renews support for women’s handball and basketball leagues French gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has renewed its partnerships with France’s national basketball and handball federations, to support the development of women’s sport in the country. 13th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Sponsorship Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address FDJ will continue to work with the French Basketball Federation (FFBB) and the French Handball Federation (FFHandball) for the next four seasons. The FFBB partnership will again focus on women in sport, to increase participation, and the infrastructure supporting the women’s game. center_img The deals build on FDJ’s ‘Sport pour Elles’ initiative that launched in 2016. This looks to make sports available to all women; increase female leadership of governing bodies; fund top-level athletes and expand media coverage. The operator will also benefit from branding on surfaces at race starting lines, finish lines and during the broadcast of French cycling cup events. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sponsorship FDJ will remain as title partner for the French cycling cup, as well as an official partner of the country’s road cycling championships. Tags: La Française des Jeux In related news the operator has extended its long-term partnership with the country’s National Cycling League (LNC). It will continue work with the national organisation for a further two years. Regions: Western Europe France FDJ said the renewals showed its continued support for the sports, after both were impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in 2020. The new deals will focus on supporting women’s sport in particular, with the FFHandball agreement to see FDJ branding appear on the back of French national team players’ shorts for the next four seasons.last_img read more

Here’s how much £1K invested in Lloyds Bank shares two years ago would be worth today

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Edward Sheldon owns shares in Lloyds Banking Group, JD Sports Fashion, and GB Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Here’s how much £1K invested in Lloyds Bank shares two years ago would be worth today Edward Sheldon, CFA | Sunday, 5th January, 2020 | More on: LLOY 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. Lloyds Bank (LSE: LLOY) is one of the most popular stocks in the UK. Along with other FTSE 100 stocks such as Royal Dutch Shell, BP, and BT Group, Lloyds can be found within a lot of private investor portfolios.Have Lloyds shares actually been a good investment in recent years though? Let’s take a look at how much £1,000 invested in it two years ago would be worth today.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…A frustrating stockIn my view, the best way to describe Lloyds’ share price performance over the last two years is frustrating.Two years ago, the shares were changing hands for around 68p. This means £1,000 would have got you approximately 1,471 shares (I’ve ignored trading commissions and stamp duty for simplicity).Looking at the two-year share price chart, you would have actually enjoyed some capital gains immediately after buying as the shares shot up to 72p in late January 2018. However, since then, the stock has underperformed due to Brexit uncertainty and the PPI claims debacle.Today, Lloyds shares trade for around 63p, meaning that, had you bought two years ago, you’d now be down around 7.4% on your original purchase price. In other words, your original investment of £1,000 would now be worth about £926. Ouch.Don’t forget dividendsOf course, Lloyds’ share price only tells part of the story. It’s important to factor in dividends as these would have boosted returns (the firm pays quite a generous dividend).Looking at the dividend history, had you bought the stock two years ago, I calculate that you would have been entitled to 6.38p per share in dividends to date. On 1,471 shares, that equates to total dividends of roughly £94. Adding these to the value of your shares produces a total of £1,020.So overall, if you’d invested £1K into Lloyds two years ago, your money would now be worth £1,020 meaning you’d just be in profit (it would just about be wiped out if we did count trading commissions and stamp duty).Make no mistake, that’s a disappointing return over two years. You may have been better off keeping your money in cash savings.The takeaway?So, what are the key takeaways from this analysis?Well, for starters, it highlights the dangers of jumping on board popular stocks that everyone else owns. Just because a stock is popular doesn’t mean it will be a good investment.Secondly, the analysis highlights the dangers associated with focusing exclusively on well-known large-cap stocks. While Lloyds shares have gone nowhere over the last two years (as have the likes of Shell, BP, and BT), many smaller companies have produced amazing returns for investors.For example, over the last two years, shares in JD Sports Fashion have risen nearly 140%, turning £1K into nearly £2.5K. Similarly, shares in identity specialist GB Group have risen 83%, turning £1K into more than £1.8K. Ultimately, if you’re looking for higher returns on your money, it can be a good idea to look outside the FTSE 100.last_img read more

Worried about the falling pound, I would look at these big exporters

first_img As a general rule, a weak pound is good for the FTSE 100 as a large proportion of the companies that make it up do most of their trading in overseas currencies. If the pound falls and a company generates most of its profits in the dollar, for example, then those profits immediately rise when measured in sterling.The pound has fallen to a 35-year low against the dollar. Against the euro it is just eight pence away from parity. Covid-19 has not brought good news for the pound.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…Buy some companies big in the US Under normal circumstances, the appropriate response for investors in times when the pound is weak is obvious – buy shares in companies that do most of their trading in overseas currencies.These are not, to state the rather obvious, normal circumstances.Most companies are struggling. The exceptions are those that either provide essentials, or sell products that might benefit from more people staying at home. (By the way, I don’t agree with the idea of investing into companies that supply toilet paper or other products for which there is currently a shortage. Once this crisis ends, all those hoarders of toilet paper will find they have enough to last for months, and sales will reverse.)I don’t think now would be an especially good time to invest in a company solely because of Covid-19-related demand, since that may reverse as well.Also, once the crisis ends, the pound might recover. So this is a time to be very choosy.Focus on good companies that you might have considered investing in normally, but for whom you think falls in the pound provide an additional opportunity. From this list of good companies, if you can then find a company that either sells essentials or products that might be especially popular in these times and which are also big exporters, then you might have found a good investment.Five companies to look at The UK’s biggest exporters to the US are GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson Matthey, Mondi Group, Rio Tinto, and Smith & Nephew.The case for GlaxoSmithKline shares has been made many times. I would say that right now, thanks to the weak pound and the fact that the share had fallen around 23% this year, the GlaxoSmithKline share price seems quite attractive.Johnson Matthey is a leader in sustainable technologies. That might not be a priority right now, but I think this is a good company. Its shares have fallen massively over the last year, and it should benefit from the cheap pound.Mondi is in the paper and packaging business. Mondi shares may benefit from a rise in online shopping during the crisis.I am not so sure about Rio Tinto. Its supply chain has been hit by Covid-19-related issues. I am not arguing against Rio Tinto shares in general, I just think that Covid-19 might cancel out the benefits of a cheap pound, especially as sterling may not be so cheap after the crisis.Finally, Smith & Nephew is big on knee implants, which are not really a priority right now. It has in any case warned that Covid-19 might hit sales.Shares in GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson Matthey, plus the Mondi share price, might do well in this environment of a cheap pound. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Michael Baxter | Thursday, 19th March, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Worried about the falling pound, I would look at these big exporters 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. See all posts by Michael Baxtercenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Michael Baxter has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address “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. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Rugby World’s Championship team guide

first_imgOXFORD, ENGLAND – MAY 30: The RFU Championship trophy during the RFU Championship Playoff 2nd leg at the Kassam Stadium on May 30, 2012 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)  Prediction: 6thLondon WelshLast season: 12th in PremiershipHead coach: Justin BurnellThey’re staying at the Kassam but bouncing back is a tall order for a new coach who’s seen lots of players depart. Gordon Ross is backs coach and Tom May the team captain. Prediction: Runners-up  Prediction: 8th To read an exclusive interview with Bristol’s Director of Rugby, Andy Robinson, check out the October issue of Rugby World – Out now! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bounce back: Tom May will be hoping he can lead London Welsh back to the promised land at the first time of askingTHE CHAMPIONSHIP season is finally here, arriving just a week after the Aviva Premiership kicked off.With Ealing jumping up to the division and London Welsh dropping down, clubs running out of money or securing plans for a new home, it is all go. Predictable? Probably not, but we’ve given a rundown a go. Look at our team-by-team guide to see where we think everyone will finish once the dust has settled.RUGBY WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM GUIDEBedford BluesLast season: 3rdHead coach: Mike RayerHighly-rated prop Nico Steenkamp returns after a season at Coventry, while a Saracens trio have signed up, including centre Sam Stanley, nephew of All Black great Joe. Prediction: 3rdcenter_img Leeds CarnegieLast season: 4thHead coach: James LowesEx-Leeds Rhinos coach Lowes has switched codes, with  the brief to take Carnegie back to the top flight. Influential back-row Rob Baldwin has extended his contract. Prediction: 4th Leading the charge: Andy RobinsonBristolLast season: 5thHead coach: Sean HolleyAndy Robinson is the man to reawaken Bris in their 125th anniversary season. Fly-half Nicky Robinson is the biggest name among a clutch of arrivals from the Premiership. Prediction: ChampionsCornish PiratesLast season: 6thHead coach: Ian DaviesKiwi fly-half Jonny Bentley has signed for Gloucester, but No 8 Aaron Carpenter and wing Matt Evans are raring to go after helping Canada to a famous win over Fiji in June. Prediction: 5thEalingLast season: National One winnersHead coach: Ben WardAfter winning promotion with 20 points to spare, DoR Mike Cudmore has spent the summer bringing in 17 new faces, including six players on loan from Quins and Wasps. Prediction: 10th JerseyLast season: 11thHead coach: Ben HarveyTonga hooker Elvis Taione and Wales Sevens scrum-half Nicky Griffiths must lead from the front for the Channel Islanders, who are captained by ex-Wasps lock Alex Rae. Prediction: 12thLondon ScottishLast season: 8thHead coach: TBAAll the Exiles are full-time now and they hope to climb to the top. They were in Hong Kong this summer, where they coached children and watched the Lions. Have lost their coach Simon Amor to the England Sevens, but have made some shrewd signings. The prize (beside Premiership rugby)MoseleyLast season: 10thHead coach: Kevin MaggsAndy Robinson’s 20-year-old son, Olly, who has England U18 honours, packs down at openside. In the backs, much will be expected of Simon Hunt, an England Sevens star. Prediction: 9thNottinghamLast season: 2ndHead coach: Martin HaagLack of finance has forced Haag to cut his playing staff from 30 to 23. Tim Streather, Championship Player of the Year last term, has signed for Saracens. May struggle a little. Prediction: 7thPlymouthLast season: 9thHead coach: James ShanahanAll change at Albion after a player influx and new-look coaching team headed by Shanahan and forwards coach Rhys Oakley. Pale Nonu, brother of Ma’a, has signed up. Prediction: 11th RotherhamLast season: 7thHead coach: Lee BlackettEx-Titans captain Blackett says his ambition is to see passion every week. Former Falcons Micky Ward and Ed Williamson will help coach and fans’ favourite Alfie To’oala returns after a ten-year gap.last_img read more

S+J House / Luciano Kruk

first_img Year:  Projects Area:  189 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: Luciano Kruk Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Daniela Mac Adden Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Daniela Mac Adden+ 52 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872202/casa-s-plus-j-luciano-kruk Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLuciano KrukOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on May 28, 2017Cite: “S+J House / Luciano Kruk” 28 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Argentina “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872202/casa-s-plus-j-luciano-kruk Clipboard Photographs 2016 Manufacturers: Nivel, Barugel azulay, Blainstein, FV, Fábrica de Luz, Pasalto, Persico 4753-4008, Tromen, Vidal aberturasOther Participants:Belén Ferrand, Andrés Conde Blanco, Darío CecilianCity:Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. S+J House is located in the seaside neighborhood Costa Esmeralda, a private development 13 km north of the city of Pinamar and four hours away from Buenos Aires city.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenDespite being almost plain, the plot of land slopes softly towards its back. As the Studio proposed to preserve the lot’s dense pine grove, only the trees on the construction site were removed in order to build the house.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe client, a group of two families, requested a house that could lodge both at the same time and that could be rented out.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe commission consisted of a recreation house built entirely out of exposed concrete, with minimalist interior spaces and little maintenance requirements. The brief included two en suite bedrooms with their own closets and two cabin-like minimum rooms sharing a bathroom. So as to make the social area the most important place in the house, an external expansion was requested. Also, the client asked for a closed space for beach vehicles and a semi covered area parking lot. Special emphasis was laid on the need to establish a fluid relation between the inner spaces and the exterior, which would allow a closer experience of the forest.Save this picture!AxonometricIn order to preserve the native vegetation, the house was set longitudinally and the setback on the front and the sides was expanded beyond the minimum required by code. By so doing, the house ended up surrounded by pines.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenFollowing regulating lines, an orthogonal grid organizes the house’s structure and space.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe house is arranged in two staggered platforms disposed at half-height and connected through smoothly sloped ramp-like stairs and an empty space in which the pine forest becomes a part of the house.At half-height of the entrance level and set on the natural terrain, the platform at the back houses the social area, which opens into a terrace overlooking the golf court behind the plot of land.Half a level above the social area, the bedrooms’ platform rises on the front, underpinned by a prism lodging service and storing areas.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Section BSave this picture!Main Floor PlanAiming at centering the loads to the smallest space possible, this supporting volume was set back and reduced to its minimum as an attempt at once to enhance the feeling that the upper box is floating and to take advantage of the semi covered space on the natural terrain as the parking area the clients had requested.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe glazed bridges connecting both platforms traverse the void space through a pines-surrounded promenade upon which light falls from the rooftop and drips through the tree branches. In this way, the forest’s vital energy is introduced into the house.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenWhile both the exterior shell and the inner partitions are made of exposed concrete, the floors are made of smooth concrete. In order to emphasize the openings without confronting this material’s stony essence, dark bronze anodized aluminum was used in the framings.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenIn an elementary architectural scheme—synthesized in two platforms connected by bridges and green patios—a continuum stripe made of concrete swathes the whole house, thus producing a single volume, composed of void and filled areas, that at once shelters the interior space from the outside view and preserves its intimacy without dissociating the house from the nature around.Project gallerySee allShow less10th Annual North American Copper in Architecture Awards Showcase 15 Innovative Copp…Architecture NewsFederico Babina’s PORTRART Illustrations Tells a Story Within a PortraitArchitecture News Share S+J House / Luciano KrukSave this projectSaveS+J House / Luciano Kruk S+J House / Luciano Kruk CopyHouses•Buenos Aires, Argentinalast_img read more

Earth Box / Equipo de Arquitectura

first_img “COPY” Earth Box / Equipo de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveEarth Box / Equipo de Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898694/caja-de-tierra-equipo-de-arquitectura Clipboard Save this picture!© Leonardo Mendez+ 23Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Projects Save this picture!© Leonardo MendezProject gallerySee allShow less3D Printing a 2-Meter-High Column in 30 Minutes: What’s Next With This Technology?InterviewsDiller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot Reveal New Aboriginal Art and Cultures Cent…Architecture News Share Architects: Equipo de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Year:  Photographscenter_img Area:  45 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, House Interiors•Asuncion, Paraguay Paraguay Earth Box / Equipo de Arquitectura Photographs:  Leonardo Mendez, Federico Cairoli, Lauro RochaArchitects:Horacio Cherniavsky, Viviana PozzoliCompacted Earth Consultant:Yago GarcíaConstruction Of Mud Walls:Nelson Pérez, Rodney, Casildo, Raúl y Diego.Smithy:Javier JimenezWoodwork:Marcial CareagaGlass Work:Carlos MelgarejoReinforced Concrete:Gerardo PérezGardening:Lucila GarayElectricity:Guillermo LópezStructural Calculation:Emilio RicherCity:AsuncionCountry:ParaguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo MendezRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsRodecaAluminium Windows “The sun did not know how great it was until it hit the side of a building”. – Louis Kahn Dreams + Needs + Available resources = ProjectSave this picture!Courtesy of Equipo de ArquitecturaSave this picture!PlantaResolving the basic equation of materializing the desires through a limited budget, we started the process of building an architecture office. The exercise starts with the experimental process of use and transformation of available and recovered materials, such as land, recycled glass and formwork wood, configuring them between two existing trees: the sneak, which is outside but framed, and the guavirá that is located in the middle of space to keep us company.Save this picture!© Leonardo MendezSave this picture!CorteThe rammed earth walls of 0.30 support the weight of the slab, which rests on 20 cm of the wall, without any anchoring or mooring, taking advantage of the structural qualities of the material. The remaining 10 cm remain outside, to hide the slab, delimiting the exterior only with the walls. All the furniture and doors are from the phenolic plates that were used in the formwork of the slab. The library is detached from the walls so that the light continues its trajectory, suspending the books and paintings, precious treasures in the office.Save this picture!© Leonardo MendezIf light builds time, and gravity builds space, the atmosphere of the Earthbox is built by the sound of jazz, the smell of incense and the taste of freshly ground coffee. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898694/caja-de-tierra-equipo-de-arquitectura Clipboard 2018 ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeEquipo de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsAsunciónVietnamIcebergOn InstagramAsuncionParaguayPublished on February 02, 2021Cite: “Earth Box / Equipo de Arquitectura” 02 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?夯土盒子 / Equipo de Arquitectura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 streamlast_img read more

Appeal for release of 11 imprisoned journalists to mark UN envoy’s visit

first_imgNews IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today on the Iranian authorities to unconditionally free 11 jailed journalists during an official visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Ambeyi Ligabo.It called on them to allow the top UN envoy, who arrives in Teheran on 4 November, to meet the journalists, especially those being held in solitary confinement. There has been no news of one of them, Iraj Jamshidi, for over four months. The press freedom organisation also demanded that the ban on a number of newspapers be lifted to mark Ligabo’s visit.The 11 journalists imprisoned in Iran are:- Akbar Ganji, of Sobh-e-Emooz (since 2 April 2000).- Hassan Yussefi Eshkevari, of Iran-e-Farda (since 5 August 2000).- Hossein Ghazian, of Norooz (since 31 October 2002).- Abbas Abdi, of Salam (since 4 November 2002).- Alireza Jabari, of Adineh (since 17 March 2003).- Siamak Pourzand, who works for several independent papers (since 30 March 2003).- Taghi Rahmani, of Omid-e-Zangan (since14 June 2003).- Reza Alijani, editor of Iran-e-Farda and winner of the Reporters Without Borders -Fondation de France Prize (since 14 June 2003).- Hoda Saber, editor of Iran-e-Farda (since 14 June 2003).- Iraj Jamshidi, editor of the business daily Asia (since 6 July 2003).- Alireza Ahmadi, of Asia (since 29 July 2003).More than 100 newspapers have been shut down in Iran since 2000, press offences still carry prison terms and trials are often held in secret. Five detained journalists have been waiting to be tried for several months. Police and courts regularly harass those who are freed. Emadoldin Baghi, of Neshat, who was released after three years in prison, is now being accused of writing articles calling for press freedom saying that Iran is the biggest prison for journalists in the Middle East. News June 9, 2021 Find out more News November 4, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal for release of 11 imprisoned journalists to mark UN envoy’s visit Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa center_img to go further Organisation After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information February 25, 2021 Find out more News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran RSF_en last_img read more

Troy Youth Orchestra offers free concert

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 9:54 pm Monday, December 15, 2008 The camp was formed because there is no place in the area for young people to learn to play string instruments. A new class will be formed in the fall, and Zingara is hopeful even more young people will be interested in learning to play a string instrument. Print Article Skip A free Holiday Concert will be held at 7 p.m. today at The Studio in downtown Troy and the public is invited. The Holiday Concert is part of a series of concerts offered The Studio throughout the year.The concert will feature the Troy Brass, a Troy University student/faculty brass ensemble, and the first concert appearance of the new Troy-Pike Youth Orchestra. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy Youth Orchestra offers free concert Book Nook to reopen Ginger Zingara, youth orchestra director, said the concert will be a mixture of music – classical style and Christmas carols.The youth orchestra is comprised of nine members, most of whom attended the String Camp offered at the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Studio Annex during the summer. “The members of the Troy-Pike Youth Orchestra are from ages 8 to 17 and play the violin and cello,” Zingara said. “At the Holiday Concert tonight, we will have two soloists, Soobin Park, who will play ‘Joy to the World,’ and Carly Smith, who will play ‘Silent Night.’ Both will play the cello.”At the conclusion of the concert, the Troy Brass and the Troy-Pike Youth Orchestra will play a Christmas medley together. The program will last about an hour. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Care gets OK on bid After an hour-long executive session, the Pike County Commission reversed its decision and awarded the ambulance provider contract to Care… read more By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

CDC is ‘highly concerned’ about coronavirus in the fall

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) —  A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 486,000 people worldwide.Over 9.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 2.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 122,796 deaths.Here’s how the news developed Thursday. All times Eastern:8 p.m.: Masks now required in Miami as COVID-19 cases riseFacial coverings are now required in Miami, and not wearing one is subject to a civil infraction, the city announced Thursday.Everyone, with few exceptions, is required to wear a face covering when in public, effectively immediately and until further notice, according to a new emergency order. First-time offenders will be issued a verbal warning and given a free mask. A second offense would result in a $50 fine, while a third offense would result in a promise to appear in court. The Miami Police Department and Department of Code Enforcement will enforce the new order, the city said.Exceptions to the new mandate include children under the age of 2, someone exercising outdoors while social distancing, those with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent wearing a mask, hearing-impaired individuals communicating with other hearing-impaired individuals, and people eating or drinking.The order comes as COVID-19 cases in the region are on the rise. Miami-Dade County saw a peak number of new cases in Florida residents on June 23, with 945, according to state health department data.Last week, Mayor Francis Suarez announced Miami won’t move into the next phase of reopening because of concerns over rising COVID-19 cases.6:30 p.m.: Delaware delays phased reopeningDelaware will no longer be moving into the next phase of its reopening on Monday.“Too many Delawareans and visitors are not following basic public health precautions,” Gov. John Carney said in a statement Thursday. “We’ve heard and seen concerns especially in our beach communities, in restaurants, in gyms, and at sporting events. Now’s not the time to let up.”Delaware has 10,980 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the state health department. The average percentage of tests that were positive has steadily increased in June, to 4.3% as of June 24.The governor said his office expects to make a decision early next week on when the third phase will start. A COVID-19 testing event held Thursday in Rehoboth Beach to help determine infection rates in the state’s coastal communities will be among the factors used to make that decision, he said.Carney reminded residents that they are required to wear a mask in public and need to distance themselves from people not in their household.“These are common sense steps that, frankly, are not that difficult to follow,” he said. “And they’re a small price to pay for keeping our friends and relatives out of the hospital.”Delaware has been in its second phase of reopening since June 15, when child care could reopen with restrictions and retail, restaurants and other businesses could expand capacity.In phase 3, vulnerable people will no longer have to shelter in place, among other loosened restrictions.5:56 p.m.: Texas sets another daily recordAs Texas puts a pause on reopening phases, the state announced a new daily record for cases on Thursday afternoon.There were 5,996 daily new COVID cases — a 73% increase in positive cases since last Thursday, June 18. It was also a new record for the third straight day.The positivity rate also continued to increase, climbing to 11.76% after a low of 4.27% on May 26.The state also reported 47 deaths, its highest number since May 20. Eleven of those were in hard-hit Harris County, which includes Houston.4:15 p.m.: California invites citizens to help build COVID-19 modelsIn California, the hospitalization rate has jumped by 32% and intensive care unit admissions have increased by 19% in the last two weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.Thirty-four percent of the state’s ICU beds are now filled, Newsom said at a news conference.As the numbers soar, Newsom announced that California is working toward better, more accurate models, and he’s inviting citizen scientists to participate.Through an open source platform, citizens can access the state’s data — the same information given to county health departments — so they can build models themselves.3:45 p.m.: People hit the beach, ignore social distancing in UKA heat wave is hitting the United Kingdom, and beachgoers are hitting the sand and ignoring social distancing rules.The town of Bournemouth has declared a “major incident” as its beaches were overwhelmed.Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that the government has the power to close the beaches if necessary.This comes as the World Health Organization announced a “very significant” resurgence of cases in Europe.3:20 p.m.: County leaders in Florida get threatening emailsIn Hillsborough County, Florida, which includes the city of Tampa, leaders of the Emergency Policy Group say they’ve been receiving threatening emails in response to COVID-19.One of the Emergency Policy Group members said she broke down crying after reading one of the emails, and said, “the viciousness is uncalled for.”While they did not discuss the content of the threatening emails, an ordinance requiring face masks in Hillsborough County businesses was approved this week.2:30 p.m.: CDC is ‘highly concerned’ about the fallDr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a teleconference Thursday that he’s “highly concerned about the situation we will have in the fall, when we have the flu and coronavirus at the same time.”Redfield stressed that the U.S. remains in the first wave of the virus.“For every case that is diagnosed, there may be 10 people infected. Probably 10 times greater than positive tests, based on antibody testing,” Redfield said.While some states, like New York, are improving, others, like Texas, are heading in the wrong direction. Redfield said he is especially concerned about Houston.11:48 a.m.: Texas puts temporary pause on more reopening phasesTexas is pausing any further phases of reopening as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase in the state, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday.Businesses that opened under the previous phases can continue to stay open at the designated occupancy levels, he said.“The last thing we want to do as a state is go backwards and close down businesses,” Abbott said in a statement. “This temporary pause will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the next phase of opening our state for business.”“I ask all Texans to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, washing their hands regularly, and socially distancing from others,” he said. “The more that we all follow these guidelines, the safer our state will be and the more we can open up Texas for business.”In Tarrant County, face masks will now be required at businesses. The order goes into effect 6 p.m. Friday.Texas is also suspending elective surgeries at hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris and Travis counties as cases increase, Abbott said.“These four counties have experienced significant increases in people being hospitalized due to COVID-19 and today’s action is a precautionary step to help ensure that the hospitals in these counties continue to have ample supply of available beds to treat COVID-19 patients,” Abbott said in a statement.11:20 a.m.: Florida sees 5,004 new cases in 1 dayFlorida now has 114,018 total COVID-19 cases — an increase of 5,004 in one day, according to the state’s Department of Health dashboard.On Wednesday, Florida set a one-day record of 5,511 new cases, representing a 15.91% positivity rate out of 36,300 tests conducted Tuesday — the highest percentage positive in the last calendar month.Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday blamed rapid transmission in the 18 to 35 age group for the new rise in daily cases.“Granted, they’re weren’t being tested at this level a couple months ago,” he said. “But I also think they are testing positive at a higher and higher rate. So clearly you have community spread there.”10:45 a.m.: Texas bans elective surgeries in some countiesTexas is suspending elective surgeries at hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris and Travis counties as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase in the state, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday.“These four counties have experienced significant increases in people being hospitalized due to COVID-19 and today’s action is a precautionary step to help ensure that the hospitals in these counties continue to have ample supply of available beds to treat COVID-19 patients,” Abbott said in a statement.Harris County, which includes Houston, has the state’s highest number of cases with over 24,000.10:28 a.m.: NYC expected to begin 3rd phase of reopening on July 6New York City is headed in the right direction and is on track to reach phase three of reopening on Monday, July 6, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.That includes resuming the use of city parks’ dog runs, basketball courts, tennis courts and volleyball courts, he said.Just 2% of New York City residents getting coronavirus tests on Tuesday were found to be positive, de Blasio said.9:26 a.m.: Another 1.5 million US workers file for unemployment insuranceNearly 1.5 million workers in the United States filed jobless claims last week, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday. While new weekly unemployment filings have been slowly decreasing since reaching a peak in late March, they have remained at historically high levels for over three months.New jobless claims have topped one million for 14 straight weeks. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the record for weekly unemployment filings was 695,000 in 1982. Although many have begun returning to work in recent weeks, some 19.5 million U.S. workers are still receiving unemployment insurance.9:13 a.m.: 114-year-old man recovers from COVID-19A 114-year-old man in Ethiopia has reportedly recovered from a bout with the novel coronavirus.The man has “fully recovered” after being treated for COVID-19 at Eka Kotebe General Hospital in the capital Addis Ababa, according to Dr. Yared Agidew, who runs the hospital. “He is now in good health,” Agidew said in a post on Facebook.8:27 a.m.: Eiffel Tower reopens after coronavirus shutdownThe Eiffel Tower, one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions, reopened to the public on Thursday morning, ending its longest closure since World War II.With France’s lockdown now over, the grand reopening of the iconic landmark in Paris is being celebrated as another sign of progress in the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus. The Eiffel Tower usually receives some seven million visitors per year, mostly from abroad.However, visitors must now adhere to new safety measures that have been put in place to help prevent the spread of the virus. The structure’s elevators remain closed, so visitors will have to take the stairs to the top — all 674 of them. There are also more than 1,300 markers to enforce social distancing, and high-touch areas are cleaned every two hours. All visitors under the age of 11 must wear face masks.7:11 a.m.: ‘We are much more likely to take this seriously,’ Connecticut governor saysConnecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he hopes other states will start to take the coronavirus pandemic more seriously amid a surge in hospitalizations and new cases. “Probably in Connecticut, everybody knows somebody not just that lost a job but they also know somebody that lost their life,” Lamont told ABC News in an interview Thursday on Good Morning America.“Maybe that’s not true in some of these other states,” he added, “so we are much more likely to take this seriously around here and hope that message translates now around the rest of the country.”Lamont along with the governors of New Jersey and New York signed orders on Wednesday night imposing a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers from Florida, Texas and other states with spiking coronavirus infection rates. “Back when the New York metro area, including Connecticut, had a high infection rate, there were some quarantines in our visitors down to places like Florida and, today, they have a much higher — ten times higher — infection rate than we do here,” Lamont said.The tri-state area was the hardest hit in the country by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, an ABC News analysis shows that all of New York’s key coronavirus figures appear to be flat or declining, with the state seeing its lowest levels of COVID-19 hospitalizations on Wednesday. In New Jersey and Connecticut, there has been a decrease in the daily rate of positivity, hospitalizations and deaths.Connecticut, which now has one of the lowest coronavirus reproduction rates in the nation, has made major progress in its reopening plan. The governor said 95% of the state’s economy is open. “I think people are more or less following the protocols pretty strictly,” Lamont said. “But we know that we’re not an island and our region is not an island, and that’s why we’re doing what we can to protect ourselves from incoming viruses from highly infected areas.” Lamont said he’s concerned about backsliding. “I look around the rest of the country, I think a lot of it’s related to those bars being open, people not wearing the masks. I think that’s what’s being the big driver,” he said. “So far, we’re doing pretty well here. But let’s face it, we’ve got some cabin fever, it’s getting warmer out there. I’m worried.”6:08 a.m.: FEMA memo details coronavirus crisis in hospitalsABC News has obtained an internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that details the crisis hospitals are facing in U.S. states were COVID-19 diagnoses are spiking.For instance, Arizona was experiencing a 29% increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations as of Wednesday morning. The state’s hospital capacity stood at 83% full, with 85% of intensive care unit beds full, according to the memo.California had a record 3,792 coronavirus-related hospitalizations as of Tuesday night, with 1,199 in intensive care, the memo said.Hospitals throughout Mississippi reported limited to zero ICU capacity as of Tuesday night, and further stress on the state’s health care systems is predicted, according to the memo.5:20 a.m.: 18 members of Texas family test positive after birthday partyMore than a dozen members of a Texas family have tested positive for the novel coronavirus following a birthday party, according to a report by Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV.Ron Barbosa, who lives in the Dallas area, told WFAA that his nephew was unknowingly infected with COVID-19 when he hosted a surprise birthday party for Barbosa’s daughter-in-law on May 30. A total of 25 people attended the celebration, though not everyone arrived all at once nor stayed for the same duration. Barbosa said he and his wife, who is a doctor, didn’t go due to safety concerns.The virus has since spread throughout the family, and Barbosa said he has counted 18 relatives who have now tested positive for COVID-19.“When people started getting sick, we really let everyone have it,” Barbosa told WFAA. “We knew this was going to happen. I mean, this whole time this has been going on, we’ve been terrified.”Among those infected are two young children, two grandparents, a cancer patient and Barbosa’s elderly parents. Barbosa’s parents, who are in their 80s, and his sister, who is battling breast cancer, are currently hospitalized.Barbosa’s father is in intensive care and on life support.“My dad’s hanging on by a thread,” he told WFAA, holding back tears. “They’re saying this is one of the last straws for my dad.”4:27 a.m.: Sacramento Kings players test positive for COVID-19Two professional basketball players on the Sacramento Kings revealed Wednesday that they have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Kings forward Jabari Parker, 25, said he had received the positive results “several days ago” and “immediately” isolated himself in Chicago.“I am progressing in my recovery and feeling well,” Parker said in a statement released by the team. “I look forward to joining my teammates in Orlando as we return to the court for the resumption of the NBA season.”Kings center Alex Len, 27, said he was tested Tuesday in Sacramento.“I want to thank the Sacramento Kings for their great care and the NBA for putting the protocols in place to allow me to catch this early,” Len said in a statement posted on Instagram. “I have immediately entered isolation and look forward to being cleared and rejoining my teammates for our playoff push.”3:11 a.m.: US reports more than 34,000 new casesMore than 34,000 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States on Wednesday, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily caseload is just under the country’s record high of more than 36,000 new cases identified on April 24.The national total now stands at 2,381,361 diagnosed cases with at least 121,979 deaths.The new cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories.While previous hotspots in the Northeast like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have made major progress in recovering from their outbreaks, states in the South and West including Arizona, California, Florida and Texas are experiencing an alarming surge in new infections.By May 20, all states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up to over 30,000.Nearly half of all 50 states have seen a rise in infections over the past two weeks, with some — such as Texas and Florida — reporting daily records. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Modeling of the Influence of Sea Ice Cycle and Langmuir Circulation on the Upper Ocean Mixed Layer Depth and Freshwater Distribution at the West Antarctic Peninsula.

first_imgThe Southern Ocean is chronically undersampled due to its remoteness, harsh environment, and sea ice cover. Ocean circulation models yield significant insight into key processes and to some extent obviate the dearth of data; however, they often underestimate surface mixed layer depth (MLD), with consequences for surface water-column temperature, salinity, and nutrient concentration. In this study, a coupled circulation and sea ice model was implemented for the region adjacent to the West Antarctic Peninsula, a climatically sensitive region which has exhibited decadal trends towards higher ocean temperature, shorter sea ice season, and increasing glacial freshwater input, overlain by strong interannual variability. Hindcast simulations were conducted with different air-ice drag coefficients and Langmuir circulation parameterizations to determine the impact of these factors on MLD. Including Langmuir circulation deepened the surface mixed layer, with the deepening being more pronounced in the shelf and slope regions. Optimal selection of an air-ice drag coefficient also increased modeled MLD by similar amounts and had a larger impact in improving the reliability of the simulated MLD interannual variability. This study highlights the importance of sea ice volume and redistribution to correctly reproduce the physics of the underlying ocean, and the potential of appropriately parameterizing Langmuir circulation to help correct for biases towards shallow MLD in the Southern Ocean. The model also reproduces observed freshwater patterns in the West Antarctic Peninsula during late summer and suggests that areas of intense summertime sea ice melt can still show net annual freezing due to high sea ice formation during the winter.last_img read more