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  • Best UK share? I think this FTSE 100 firm is in the running

    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. 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by David Barnes David Barnes | Monday, 20th July, 2020 | More on: EXPN Image source: Getty Images. David Barnes owns shares in Experian. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Experian. 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” When the stock market crashes like it did in March, I tend to double-down on my research before buying a share. The question I ask is: if I could only buy one company for the rest of my life, what do I consider to be the best UK share?The qualities that this ‘best UK share’ should possess will probably depend on your stage in life, risk tolerance and investing style. But I look for a share that is resilient in a market downturn and offers long-term revenue growth in an expanding sector of the market.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 contender for the best UK share crown?Mathematician Clive Humby is credited with coining the phrase ‘data is the new oil’ in 2006. Perhaps a good illustration of this can be found by expanding the Experian (LSE: EXPN) share chart to a 10-year view. The shares rarely come cheaply, and a dip like the one seen in March is exceptional.Readers will probably know Experian for its credit checking service. But Experian is a big data company providing decision analytics and marketing solutions to both businesses and individuals. Revenues have been ticking upwards for several years growing to $5,179m at the end of 2019.It has a dominant UK market position and is one of the big three credit agencies globally. The sheer size and volume of data means that this is not a market that competitors can easily enter, creating an economic moat for Experian. Add a well-covered, but modest, dividend of 1.3% to the mix and there’s a lot to suggest Experian is one of the best UK shares.How is Experian trading this year?In a second-quarter update, it announced that underlying revenues declined 2%. UK & Ireland revenues fell 15% as tighter credit and lending policies and the collapse of the car sales market hit its core credit division. However, growth in North America and Brazil offset this fall.The credit division is inherently cyclical with downturns in the economy squeezing credit and lending. But big data to drive decisions is in huge demand and Experian is a key player.The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live. More people are now working from home. It has advanced the transition to online shopping. It has changed the way we spend our money. But these changes require huge data analysis. That should keep the tills ringing for Experian for many years to come.As data is used by more and more industries to make decisions, the opportunities for Experian continue to expand. This is illustrated by the success of its Latin America market that accounted for 16% of profits last year.Experian ticks a lot of the boxes but is it the best UK share right now? For me, it is a bit too expensive to hold that title. A P/E (price to earnings) ratio of 34 gives little margin for error if an earnings targets is missed. It also already prices in a lot of future growth.I already own shares in Experian. But I’ll be waiting for another rare market pullback before investing any more money. Best UK share? I think this FTSE 100 firm is in the running Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.last_img read more

  • A share I’d pick after reading Warren Buffett letters

    first_imgA share I’d pick after reading Warren Buffett letters See all posts by Christopher Ruane Image source: The Motley Fool I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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. Christopher Ruane | Saturday, 27th February, 2021 | More on: BAG Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The annual release of the Warren Buffett letters always makes headlines. The Sage of Omaha offers up free advice based on his legendary investing prowess. Here is an example of one share I’d pick based on what I’ve learnt from Buffett’s missives.Warren Buffett letters emphasise pricing powerOne of the reasons Buffett has gotten so rich is his expertise in spotting the difference between what it costs to produce something and the price at which it can be sold.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…Think about gas as an example. It’s basically a commodity – if you price your gas above the market rate, customers can just shift their purchase to a competing gas company. With a unique brand, by contrast, a company can gain what is known as ‘pricing power’. That means it is able to charge more for their product or service. Pricing power is obviously important as a way to enable more attractive profit margins for a business.Buffett’s holding in Coca Cola shows the principle in action. While the ingredients are inexpensive, Coke’s unique recipe and branding allows it to achieve attractive margins for its sugared water. Warren Buffett letters across the years praise Coke for the durability of its franchise.A UK pick with pricing powerApplying this principle directly, there are several UK shares which catch my eye.For example, one could consider Coca Cola HBC. The London-listed company is one of Coke’s bottlers. From its Greek roots – the “H” in its name stands for Hellenic – it now operates across multiple European markets, including Ireland.But instead of looking at a bottler, I am more tempted to look at a brand owner close to Coke itself. As a bottler, it’s hard to make money without bottling and selling drinks. But a brand owner can use the long-term power of its brand building to make it into the future, a clear attraction highlighted in most years’ Warren Buffett letters.One company that comes to mind is AG Barr (LSE: BAG). This Glasgow-based purveyor of sparkling drinks is famous for its iconic Irn-Bru drink. The orange-coloured carbonated beverage is very popular across Scotland, where for decades it has vied with Coke for the top spot. But it is not limited to Scotland – Barr has worked to make inroads into the market in England too.Too much focus on one revenue source can make a company vulnerable. The company has a portfolio of other drinks which allows it to make more efficient use of its distribution network, although its key brand remains Irn-Bru.Clearly the pandemic took some shine off the company, which said last month its full-year revenue would fall around 11%. It suspended the dividend last year, although it expects to reinstate it this year.The shares are trading on a price-to-earnings ratio of 19, which isn’t cheap. But the Warren Buffett letters emphasise that it’s better to pay a good price for a great company rather than a great price for a good company.Is Barr a great company? Its recent performance has disappointed a little, but its strong Irn-Bru brand gives it the sort of pricing power and longevity Buffett loves. I’d pick it as the sort of company Buffett principles would lead me to buy. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AG Barr. 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. 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  • In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

    first_img Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear 6 stories that shaped Apopka’s news week:Apopka resident-hero fights hunger with Second Harvest Food Bank, gets promotedMiller becomes first African-American deputy chief at Apopka Police DepartmentOklahoma angler lands first bass in Lake Apopka Fish Tag ChallengeOrange Co. reopens online appointments for COVID vaccineOperation Green Light goes virtual again with OC Clerk of Court, residents save on fines and get licenses reinstatedApopka offering socially distanced classes for seniors starting February Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSapopkaICYMIIn Case You Missed ItnewsTop StoriesWeek in Review Previous articleOrange County lags behind in COVID-19 vaccinationsNext articleBreaking News Overnight: Shooting in South Apopka ends in fatality Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

  • Silhoutte Hytte House / FIGR Architecture & Design

    first_img Lead Architects: Photographs Houses Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Michael Artemenko, Adi Atic Manufacturers: Big River Group, CSR, Colorbond, Dulux, Laminex, Viridian, Lithostone Quartz Surfaces, Nagoya Mosaic-Tile, ROYAL OAK FLOORS, Radial Timbers, Tiento Tiles Save this picture!© Tom Blachford+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2019 “COPY” CopyHouses•Elwood, Australia Architects: FIGR Architecture & Design Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932479/silhoutte-hytte-house-figr-architecture-and-design Clipboard Silhoutte Hytte House / FIGR Architecture & DesignSave this projectSaveSilhoutte Hytte House / FIGR Architecture & Design Photographs:  Tom Blachford Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Byde Constructions Pty Ltd CopyAbout this officeFIGR Architecture & DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesElwoodOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on January 25, 2020Cite: “Silhoutte Hytte House / FIGR Architecture & Design” 24 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 Builder: Silhoutte Hytte House / FIGR Architecture & Design Engineering:Meyer Consulting EngineersStyling:Ruth WelsbyCity:ElwoodCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom BlachfordRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Nestled in the quiet streets of Elwood, Victoria Australia, ‘Silhouette Hytte’ House is located on a narrow 210m2 block. The site is 34.4m long by 6.1m wide and has an East facing backyard. Presented with a number of challenging constraints such as a heritage overlay, flood overlay and close proximity of neighboring trees, the project required a carefully considered design response to achieve the clients ambitious brief.Save this picture!© Tom BlachfordSave this picture!© Tom BlachfordThe approach to the design was developed through the repurposing of the leftover silhouette of the existing house in order to create a formal response which carries traditional values but is translated into a contemporary response. The shape of the silhouette is stretched, distorted and repurposed to not only create the external building form but also to facilitate the programmatic arrangement within the building interior.Save this picture!© Tom BlachfordSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Tom BlachfordThe fold in the rear elevation negotiates the close proximity of the neighboring tree canopy which creates a dynamic experience to the rear facade with the building changing appearance and proportion from different vantage points. The use of black standing seam metal cladding provides a strong contrast to the existing weatherboard house further highlighting the evolution from old to new.Save this picture!© Tom BlachfordThe re-shaping of the silhouette internally through false perspectives is expressed by the external ship lapped timber cladding carrying through into the interior spaces arranged within the diagonal lines which further extend to create the timber deck externally. Through manipulation of the silhouette and the play on false perspectives the design sets out to create the experience of deep voluminous spaces within a small building footprint.Save this picture!© Tom BlachfordProject gallerySee allShow lessVim & Vigor Gym / Rabih Geha ArchitectsSelected ProjectsWayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business / SmithGroupSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932479/silhoutte-hytte-house-figr-architecture-and-design Clipboard Projects ArchDailylast_img read more

  • Final opportunity to respond to Charities Bill

    first_img Melanie May | 6 January 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Following its initial publication in the House of Lords on 14th September last year, the Bill went to the House of Commons on 15th September, and had its second reading on 3rd December. It was then committed to a Public Bill Committee, which is expected to finish and report to the House by the end of 7th January. Advertisement Tagged with: Law / policy regulation statutory  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Thursday 7 January is the last chance to comment on The Charities (Protection & Social Investment) Bill.Those with relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Bill are invited to submit their views in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee by 5pm latest on this date. Submissions should be emailed to: [email protected] Bill can be read here, and includes provisions intended to:provide stronger protection for charities in England and Wales from individuals who are unfit to be charity trustees;equip the Charity Commission with new or strengthened powers to tackle abuse of charity more effectively and efficiently;give charities a new power to make social investments; andrequire the inclusion of certain additional matters in commercial fundraising agreements. Final opportunity to respond to Charities Billlast_img read more

  • Attack on Yemen port city puts millions at risk

    first_imgWith U.S. logistical and intelligence aid, the Saudi Arabia-United Arab Emirates coalition of reactionary monarchies in the Persian/Arabian Gulf region has been waging an offensive, including Saudi air strikes, on the Yemen port city of Hodeidah. Because Hodeidah is the main entry for food aid, the offensive threatens the lives of as many as 8.5 million of Yemen’s 29 million people.As of June 17 the battle for the port was still raging. The reactionaries’ claims to have taken the airport were refuted both by the defending forces and international observers, according to an article in the June 18 German daily newspaper Junge Welt.The corporate media describe the troops defending the port as “rebels.” This term is misleading, as these troops are from the Ansarollah-led government that has controlled the city since soon after the prior interim president, Abed Rabbo Mansur Hadi, fled Yemen for Saudi Arabia in 2014. Hadi had been elected in 2012 for a two-year term under an agreement of contending groups in Yemen. He was rejected when he broke that agreement.Ansarollah came out ahead in the ensuing struggle for power inside Yemen. Demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of people have supported the Ansarollah government, who are also called “Houthis.”The same media call the 21,000 troops attacking the port “government troops.” These forces, however, are made up of officers from the United Arab Emirates and troops recruited from opponents of the Ansorallah made up of separatist militias, fortified by mercenaries from Sudan.The reactionary coalition, which first attacked Yemen in March 2015, also included Egypt and Jordan, although there are no reports of troops from these countries participating in the assault on Hodeidah. The coalition’s main pretext for fighting against the Ansarollah forces — and the U.S. pretext for arming the coalition and fueling Saudi planes in the air — is the alleged role of the Iranian government in supporting Ansarollah.While it is reasonable to assume that the Iranian government — as the only state power in the region independent of world imperialism — would be sympathetic to the mostly Shiite and also anti-imperialist, anti-monarchist Ansarollah movement, there is no direct intervention by Iranian forces in Yemen and no hard evidence of a massive supply of weapons to Ansarollah. The international agencies that administer aid through the Hodeidah port say that they would have seen any supply of Iranian rockets through the port.U.S. role in potential genocideThe other side, that is, the Saudi-UAE coalition backed by U.S. imperialism, represents the most reactionary states in the region. Coalition ruling classes are completely entwined with world imperialism and act against any popular movements of the masses. The Saudi and UAE monarchies dominate the air, supply officers and hire mercenary troops, while the U.S. provides them with weapons of the highest technology.The humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which has suffered from a cholera epidemic and where tens of millions of people are on the edge of starvation, threatens to lead to millions of deaths if Hodeidah is closed to aid shipments.The Saudi bombing of Yemen began in 2015, with the backing of the Barack Obama administration. The Donald Trump administration, whose senior positions are filled with sworn enemies of Iran, like John Bolton, Mike Pompeo and Trump himself, has sold $110 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia and is looking to sell more.A nervous June 12 editorial in the New York Times opposed an assault on Hodeidah. While it avoided criticizing Obama’s decision or the overall imperialist goal of defeating Ansarollah, it argued: “Over the course of this conflict, President Trump has emboldened Saudi and emirati leaders. He shares their antipathy for Iran and will sell them virtually any weapon they want. The military contractor Raytheon is lobbying Congress and the State Department for permission to sell the Saudis and emiratis billions more dollars’ worth of precision-guided munitions.”The Times spelled out its fears: “Although coalition leaders have argued that the offensive can be carried out quickly, they have repeatedly miscalculated over the years, trapping their countries in a quagmire. The result has been countless civilian deaths, many attributed to indiscriminate coalition bombing attacks. Under international law, these attacks may qualify as war crimes in which the United States and Britain, another arms supplier, are complicit.”The New York Times published a report May 3 that the Pentagon has stationed a unit of Green Berets in Saudi Arabia on the Yemen border.The possibility then is that the U.S. will not only wind up involved in obvious war crimes — which in Yemen would amount to genocide — but that the mercenary forces it backs will face defeat by a popular army. The presence of U.S. Special Forces means that this opening toward a greater conflagration in the region could find U.S. forces in a direct battle with a people’s war.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Solving a Problem That Is Not A Problem

    first_img By Gary Truitt – Jan 13, 2013 There are many special interest groups who like to say the US food production system is broken.  They are quick to call for legislation and regulations to “fix” the problems.  Yet most of their proposals would not improve the system’s ability to provide safe, low cost, and abundant food to our nation and much of the world.  While our food and fiber system is not perfect, it is the envy of the world.  Furthermore it gives American consumers the choice to eat what they want and what they can afford. In reality many of the bills designed to improve our food  supply only deal with one aspect of it and are supported by a group who want to make a change in that one area without regard for the system as a whole. SHARE Not every “problem” is really a problem and not every “problem” can be solved by passing a new law or banning a product or practice. On issues like energy, the environment, food production, immigration, monetary policy, and gun control, a more holistic approach is needed to examine what change we want to make and what methods will accomplish those changes.  The knee jerk reaction fostered by our quick fix mentality and sound bite media will not solve our problems but just create more problems that lawmakers will want to solve with yet more laws. Take for example the current call for gun control laws in light of the shooting at Sandy hock Elementary school.  Will banning certain classes of firearms prevent future tragedies? Will a ban on the use of antibiotics in animals prevent the development of resistant bacteria in humans?  Will the labeling of GMO food products really help consumers make informed choices?  Will increasing the size of the cages used to house chickens really improve the life of the average layer and will consumers feel better about the eggs they eat?  Supporters of these bills would answer yes, but in reality they have no proof or assurance that their proposal would acutely solve the problem or improve the situation.  Too often it is a belief based on hope that garners support for a bill, not any hard evidence that the new law will make any difference. Home Commentary Solving a Problem That Is Not A Problem Solving a Problem That Is Not A Problem Facebook Twittercenter_img By Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Every January elected officials return to their respective legislative offices ready to do the people work. For both federal and state legislatures this means passing laws.  Most people who go into public service do so with a genuine desire to do good: to improve life for their fellow citizens and improve the wellbeing of their country or communities. The problem is they believe the way to do this is to pass a law or regulation.  They labor under the misconception that all problems can be fixed by legislation.  This sometimes leads to humors and desasterus consequences.   For example there is the Indiana lawmaker s=who wanted to improve the singing of the national anthem by assessing a fine on those who butchered Oh Say Can You See. Then there is the 18th amendment to the Constitution designed to reduce the consumption of alcohol but instead sparked a thriving black market and organized crime.  Then there is the Alternative Minimum Tax, created in 1969 because 155 high-income households had not paid a dime of federal income taxes.[16] The households had taken advantage of so many tax benefits and deductions that reduced their tax liabilities to zero.  Developed to “solve” the problem, today the AMT impcts almost all tax payers and causes even low income households to pay higher taxes. This tradition lives on today as lawmakers strive to solve problems via legislation, even then the “problem” is not something that can be solved by laws or even needs to be solved. SHARE At the beginning of each legislative session in Washington or at state capitols across the nation, hundreds of bills are introduced by legislators.  Most will never go anywhere, while some will begin their trip through the legislative process only to die an ignominious death in some committee.   Others will be combined with other bills and still others will be stripped and rewritten and look nothing like what they started out to be. Some will be passed but not funded and thus remain impotent while others will become the law of the land and have an impact on the lives, business, and policy of a state or nation. What remains unclear is whether the law actually solves the problem it was created to fix.  Only time will deliver the answer to this, and only time will tell whether the fix causes more problems than the original problem itself. Previous articlePence To Announce Moratorium on RegulationsNext articleA Shot at Congress as Farm Bureau Begins Annual Meeting Gary Truittlast_img read more

  • USDA Marks April as Invasive Plant Pest, Disease Awareness Month; Partnering…

    first_img SHARE By USDA Communications – Apr 5, 2021 USDA Marks April as Invasive Plant Pest, Disease Awareness Month; Partnering With Niagara Falls SHARE Facebook Twitter The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared April 2021 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month (IPPDAM). The national outreach initiative enlists the public in the fight against invasive pests. These damaging invaders threaten our nation’s food crops, forests and natural resources. IPPDAM aims to raise public awareness about this threat, which can devastate agriculture, livelihoods and food security.In celebration of the United Nations’ International Year of Plant Health, APHIS will partner with the North American Plant Protection Organization and Niagara Falls State Park to hold a special illumination ceremony on April 19-20 from 7-9 p.m. for 15 minutes at the top of every hour (you can watch it live here: https://www.cliftonhill.com/niagara-falls/livecam). The falls will glow with green light to emphasize the need to protect plant health across North America and around the world.“In this increasingly interconnected and mobile society, it has become even more important for the community to help us protect our agricultural and natural resources from the threat of hitchhiking invasive pests,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack. “We need your help to stop them before they pose a significant risk. If you see a suspicious plant pest, contact your local USDA State Plant Health Director. You could save a forest, farm or vineyard by making a simple phone call.”Many invasive plant pests and diseases are natural hitchhikers, making it all too easy for people to unintentionally move them to new areas. Hungry pests can hide in untreated firewood, attach themselves to outdoor gear and recreational vehicles, and even take a ride in the mail. They can also be accidentally moved to new areas via agricultural mediums such as soil, seeds, produce and plants. Invasive pests have no natural predators in their new environments and are more likely to throw their ecosystem off balance than domestic organisms, which have evolved in their native habitats and pose less risk to plant health.With your help, we can contain the threat of invasive pests and protect American agriculture and natural resources from the pests that threaten them. Here’s what you can do:Familiarize yourself with the invasive pests already found in your area, as well as the tell-tale signs they leave on wild plants and agriculture.Look for signs of invasive plant pests and diseases and report them to your local Extension office, State department of agriculture or your USDA State Plant Health Director’s office.When returning from international travel, declare all agricultural items, including soil, to U.S. Customs and Border Protection so they can ensure your items arrive pest-free.Don’t move untreated firewood. Buy certified, heat-treated firewood or responsibly gather wood where you burn it to avoid unintentionally spreading tree-killing beetles that hide inside untreated firewood.Be careful about where you source your plants and seeds. If you purchase them online, choose reputable domestic suppliers, or import them legally to ensure you don’t also accidentally import exotic pests and diseases.When in doubt, and before buying seeds or plants online from international vendors, you can contact your local USDA State Plant Health Director’s office to find out what you need to do to bring them into the United States legally and without pests.Expand your reach. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter and visit the Hungry Pests website to learn more about invasive plant pests in your area and what you can do to stop them. To learn more about the International Year of Plant Health, visit USDA’s website or follow #PlantHealth and #IYPH on social media. Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Marks April as Invasive Plant Pest, Disease Awareness Month; Partnering With… Previous article$100 Billion for Broadband Included in Biden’s Infrastructure PlanNext articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Planter Modifications for No-Till and Cover Crops USDA Communications Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

  • Let’s all campaign for Liu Xiaobo’s release

    first_imgEl Salvador, Juayua. Cote d’Ivoire, Abidjan. News Sweden, Stockholm. El Salvador, Juayua. News Organisation Italy, Venice. ChinaAsia – Pacific Australia. Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Switzerland, Geneva. United States, Washington D.C. Follow the news on China China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Netherlands, The Hague. ChinaAsia – Pacific Let’s all campaign for Liu Xiaobo (刘哓波)’s release January 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Let’s all campaign for Liu Xiaobo’s release United States, Washington D.C. Wherever you are,Take a photo of yourselfIn the ‘Free Liu Xiaobo’ T-shirt.Do something to get Liu freed. Send your photos to [email protected] Thailand, Bangkok. Egypt, Red Sea. United Kingdom, London. Italy, Roma. United Kingdom, London. to go further Morocco, Marrakech. Egypt, Sinaï. Spain, Salamanca. United Kingdom, London. Canada, Montréal. RSF_en Morocco, Marrakech. Spain, Madrid. Germany, Berlin. Turkey, istanbul. United States, Jacksonville. China, Shanghai. March 12, 2021 Find out more Egypt, Cairo. Togo, Togoville. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison France, Val Thorens. France, Paris. Benin, Abomey. April 27, 2021 Find out more News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Switzerland, Geneva.last_img read more

  • UL report calls for crackdown on hate crime

    first_imgNewsCrime & CourtEducationUL report calls for crackdown on hate crimeBy John Keogh – September 3, 2014 766 Linkedin TAGSHate CrimeIvana BacikUL University of Limerick came out on top at this years Smedia Awards Facebook University of Limerick appoints first ever woman president of an Irish university   A REPORT launched by University of Limerick academics this week has outlined the need for introducing changes to Irish legislation to combat hate crime.The report, entitled ‘A Life Free From Fear’ Legislating for Hate Crime in Ireland: An NGO Perspective’, was launched in Dublin on Tuesday, September 2 by Senator Ivana Bacik.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Authors Jennifer Schweppe, Dr Amanda Haynes and Dr James Carr presented the experiences and perspectives of NGOs who deal on a regular basis with hate crime, and provide an analysis of the effectiveness of Irish legislation in combating the issue.Senator Bacik said the report “shows that hate crime is a very real phenomenon in Ireland today, which effects a multiplicity of communities”.“People are targeted because of their sexual orientation, gender, including gender identity, race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, including membership of the Traveller community and sometimes for a combination of these personal characteristics,” she said.“The report shows that the current legal regime is incapable of addressing hate crime, and that legislative change is required. Crucially, the report also presents useful proposals for the appropriate legislative model, and this is particularly welcome.”The majority of NGOs (non-governmental organisations) that participated in the report identified their clients’ experiences of hate crime as being associated primarily with either racism, or homophobic and transphobic hate towards LGBT persons.The types of hate incident identified by the NGOs included physical violence, sexual abuse, verbal abuse and harassment.Jennifer Schweppe, lecturer in law, said: “It is without question that the lack of legislation in Ireland in the area of hate crime leads to what has been described internationally as ‘permission to hate’.“It is unacceptable for the State to hide behind the cloak of judicial sentencing discretion, in the expectation that any hate crime will be dealt with more severely by a judge. The current legislative position is simply unacceptable, leading to the further victimisation and ‘othering’ of often already marginalised communities. Legislating for hate crime in Ireland is no longer optional, but a necessity.” Intermediate Care Facility patients benefiting from holistic healthcare model Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Print Previous articleCar crush is safeNext articleWin tickets to The Guinness Pro12 Rugby Final John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Breaching the gender barrier at UL WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Limerick Post Show | CSSI 2020last_img read more