3 FTSE 250 stocks I’d buy in an ISA for May (including an 8% dividend yield)

first_img See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild | Thursday, 30th April, 2020 | More on: BME CEY GLO Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of B&M European Value. 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. Markets might be rallying right now. The FTSE 250 for instance is up 12% for the month so far as April draws to a close. And at current levels Britain’s second-tier share index is at its loftiest for more than six weeks, approaching 17,000 points.But now’s not the time to go hell for leather with your investment cash. There’s immense danger that buying activity has become far too frothy. Market makers are cheering a gradual unwinding of quarantine measures across North America and Europe. Any sign of a subsequent rise in infection rates could see share owners stampede for the exits again, however.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…In this environment it pays to remain invested in gold. If financial markets go to hell in a handcart again the safe-haven metal will surely sweep to fresh multi-year peaks. I wouldn’t buy into the physical metal or a financial instrument like an exchange-traded product to get exposure, though. I’d be happier to buy shares in Centamin (LSE: CEY) using my ISA.This is because the African gold digger is massively cheap when you consider its profits outlook. It trades on an undemanding price-to-earnings (or P/E) multiple of below 15 times for 2020. Centamin boasts a meaty 4.5% dividend yield, too, making it a haven for income chasers amid a sea of payout cuts.Another FTSE 250 heroI’d also happily snap up shares in B&M European Value Retail (LSE: BME) in an ISA for May. This particular FTSE 250 share has shuttered clusters of its smaller stores in response to the countrywide lockdown. A likely easing of restrictions on the high street, in shopping centres, and in retail parks would allow the retailer to start earning from these sites again.Don’t be mistaken by thinking that B&M is only a decent short-term buy, though. Its undemanding forward P/E ratio around 16 times leaving plenty of scope for more share price gains. In an environment of mass job losses, low consumer confidence, and stagnating wage growth in the months and years following the coronavirus outbreak, retailers that trade at lower price points like this are likely to come into their own. This is what we saw in the aftermath of the 2008–09 banking crisis.A stress-free dividend stockContourGlobal (LSE: GLO) is another FTSE 250 star I reckon’s too good to miss for May. Why? Well at current prices it carries a whopping 8% dividend yield for 2020 (a corresponding P/E ratio of 17 times isn’t quite as compelling, though…).Investors can buy oodles of peace of mind when they buy shares in ContourGlobal. It doesn’t matter whether newsflow surrounding the coronavirus and its economic implications deteriorate further down the line. The essential nature of the power plant operator’s services mean that profits should keep chugging higher regardless. A reassuring trading update in mid-March illustrated just how bulletproof its operations are in these tough times. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source: Getty Images center_img 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. 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. 3 FTSE 250 stocks I’d buy in an ISA for May (including an 8% dividend yield) Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

With a global recession looming, I’d invest in these top FTSE 100 stocks now

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Matthew Dumigan | Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares It should come as no surprise that the global macroeconomic outlook seems pretty dismal. After all, the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through economies all over the globe. Supply chains have been disrupted and businesses driven to bankruptcy.Global recession loomingEvidently, the effect of Covid-19 on the world economy has been damaging. This is illustrated in a recent report by the World Economic Forum, which warns of the potential for a prolonged recession of the global economy. But despite the very gloomy outlook, it’s important for investors not to take fright. There’s no need to franticly sell your holdings or dump the stock market altogether. That’s because riding through the temporary downswings in the market is part and parcel of being a long-term investor. Why not look on the bright side? Investing in a bear market means you can buy quality FTSE 100 stocks at bargain prices!5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…What’s more, it’s entirely possible to continue building wealth through poor and uncertain macroeconomic conditions. For example, defensive stocks, which provide essential goods and services, usually maintain stable earnings and pay out consistent dividends regardless of the overall state of the market. With that in mind, here are a few safe-haven FTSE 100 shares that I think will thrive over the long term, come what may in the stock market.Quality FTSE 100 stocksBearing in mind that people must still eat, a supermarket stock such as Tesco seems a fitting place to start. As a result of the market crash, Tesco’s share price has fallen by 11% since mid-February. That’s much less than the 18% drop for the FTSE 100 index as whole. The supermarket titan, which boasts a 30% market share, has seen sales stabilise after the initial rush of panic-buying. More importantly, its supply chains remain in good shape. So long as this continues, I expect Tesco to continue making good progress, as it had been doing prior to the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to its dominant market position and healthy margins.Consumer goods companies supplying essential household products are a wise investment when an economic downturn strikes. Companies such as Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser own an array of well-established brands that can be found in homes around the world. Many of them are relied upon no matter what the state of the economy is. Reckitt’s first-quarter revenue is testament to this, rising 13% higher than the same period last year. It’s also worth noting that long-term investments in trusted consumer brands are a key strategy underpinning stock market genius Warren Buffett’s success.Finally, as a well-known defensive sector, I think the tobacco industry warrants a closer look. Demand for these companies’ products isn’t too sensitive to economic conditions and most have attractive dividend yields. British American Tobacco reported a strong start to the year with both volumes and market share increasing. Similarly, Imperial Brands Group saw a boost to revenue and operating profit. Understandably, tobacco shares aren’t for everyone. However, investors looking for safe-haven stocks would do well to consider buying these shares and holding them for the long term. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! With a global recession looming, I’d invest in these top FTSE 100 stocks nowcenter_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. 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 Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands and Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Matthew Dumiganlast_img read more

The Ocado share price slumps! Should I buy the stock today?

first_img The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Ocado share price slumps! Should I buy the stock today? The Ocado (LSE: OCDO) share price has plunged in early deals this morning. Shares in the retailer are trading down around 3% on the day, at the time of writing, a rare pullback for this FTSE 100 champion. Indeed, over the past 12 months, shares in the retailer/tech champion, have returned a staggering 125%. It was the second best performing stock in the UK’s blue-chip index last year. As such, following today’s performance, I’ve decided to take a closer look at this business. The Ocado share price pullback could offer an excellent opportunity to buy this growth business at a discounted price. 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…Ocado share price pullbackThe retailer published its full-year results today, which were full of good news. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) were £73m, up nearly double from the year-ago figure of £43m. Group sales jumped by a third to £2.3bn. Ocado is one of a handful of businesses to come into its own over the past 12 months. At one point, demand for the company’s services was so high, it had to close the door to new customers. Profit at Ocado Retail, the joint venture with Marks & Spencer, jumped from £40m to £148m.  And management is looking to capitalise on its growth last year in 2021. The group is planning to invest £700m over the year, building dozens of new automated fulfilment centres. This will significantly increase the retailer’s footprint. It currently manages three UK facilities that handle its retail joint venture. Legal challenge So, the retailer looks to be firing on all cylinders. But it faces challenges. According to today’s results release, higher project costs will hit the firm’s bottom line over the next 12 months.What’s more, the group is currently fighting a legal battle with rival AutoStore. Management expects to incur “significantly higher” near-term legal costs in this fight. This seems to be the main reason for the Ocado share price weakness today. High costs and technology challenges have always been a risk for the retailer. They’ll likely continue to be so. Despite rising profits as its retail division, analysts don’t expect the group to report an overall profit for several years as tech spending gobbles up retail income. Then there’s also the battle with AutoStore to consider. The company has accused Ocado of infringing its patents and stealing technology. If these accusations turn out to be correct, it could significantly negatively impact the retailer’s outlook and future potential. Overall, while I believe the Ocado share price looks like an attractive investment and current levels, I think the business faces several significant headwinds, making it difficult for me to get behind the company right now.Therefore, I’m not a buyer of the stock right now. However, if Ocado’s legal issues are brought to a close, then I may revisit the business, as I’m incredibly excited about its potential to transform the grocery market with technology.  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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_img Image source: Getty Images. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 | More on: OCDO 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.last_img read more

Child abuse inquiry begins public hearing into Church of England…

first_img Children The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Robert Robinson says: March 5, 2018 at 2:17 pm A similar inquiry needs to occur in the US. The Diocese of NY is totally non responsive to sexual abuse cases dating to the 1950’s. Zero transparency. Zero authenticity. Zero accountability. Victims are re-victimized and ignored. Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (1) An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Child abuse inquiry begins public hearing into Church of England safeguarding failures Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Mar 5, 2018 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Anglican Communion News Service] The statutory inquiry investigating institutional responses to child abuse in England and Wales has begun a public hearing into the Church of England’s Diocese of Chichester. The diocese is being investigated as a case study in the “Anglican Church” strand of the inquiry’s investigation into the Church of England and the Church in Wales. Today, Senior Counsel for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), Fiona Scolding QC, began the hearing by setting out the structures of the Church of England and a history of cases involving the diocese, from the 1950s onwards.Read the entire article here. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Hausfuchs Apartments / IFUB*

first_img Bernhard Kurz ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936696/hausfuchs-apartments-ifub-star Clipboard Apartments Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year:  Projects Hausfuchs Apartments / IFUB* Photographs:  Sorin Morar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Lead Architect: Manufacturers: AGROB BUCHTAL, Berker, Fenix Interiors, Metroplan Provenza, Prefa Prefalz, Velux Products used in this ProjectTiles / Mosaic / GresiteAGROB BUCHTALCeramic Tiles – ChromaPluralCollaborators:Aicher Projekt GmbH & Co.KG., Aicher Holzbau GmbH & Co. KG.City:VaterstettenCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sorin MorarText description provided by the architects. Urban infill done well? Anyone who has ever dared venture into Munich’s suburbs knows that architectural quality is rarely a factor in space rededication and infill developments. But what about an environmentally friendly timber complex? In the project, Hausfuchs the IFUB * demonstrates how you can, in fact, have infill, ecology, and top-quality architecture all under one roof (or under four roofs, to be precise).Save this picture!© Sorin MorarSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Sorin MorarMunich is growing. Rapid developments are noticeable even in the suburbs where the process of infill is met with the challenge of retaining the local quality and living standards. In the project Hausfuchs, one plot was divided into two and the existing single-family home replaced with a two-family duplex. True to the maxim one plot, two houses, four roofs, integration into the existing local architecture was achieved with the saddle roofs. By simply placing the houses transversely to the road, an exciting and unusual composition was achieved that clearly defines the approach to both properties.Save this picture!© Sorin MorarSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Sorin MorarThe volumes of both houses and their garages were designed in unison, the heights and depths being deliberately staggered. The front facade follows the straight course of the road, yet the height development creates a visual response to the crossroads on the corner. A small side detail is the refuse shed, built in the same style as the houses and garages.Save this picture!© Sorin MorarSave this picture!© Sorin MorarTwo simple design measures lend the semi-detached houses a special character: first, the untreated larch cladding was laid diagonally to alternate with the pitches of the roofs; second, the unavoidable drainpipes were turned into a design feature, and together with the sheet metal roof and skirting, frame the house with a delicate, bright outline.Save this picture!© Sorin MorarWith its all-timber construction, the low-energy building complies with the most stringent ecological building regulations. In addition to being highly energy-efficient, it is particularly worth mentioning the complete absence of membranes in the walls and the preference for wood as a construction material throughout. Further advantages of the timber construction are space efficiency and comfort: due to the thin walls, more living space remains and every square meter is well tempered and ventilated. This was already apparent during the short construction phase when the pleasant smell of wood conveyed a general sense of well-being long before the clients moved in.Save this picture!© Sorin MorarBuilt in the 1950s, the old house with the fox was well known in the area because of its decorative ornament, but unfortunately, the building was in such bad condition that it was not worth preserving and had to be demolished. The fox, however, was saved.Save this picture!© Sorin MorarProject gallerySee allShow lessCats’ Pink House / KC Design StudioSelected ProjectsThe Community Classroom / O’DonnellBrownSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Baldham, Vaterstetten, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936696/hausfuchs-apartments-ifub-star Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” Germany CopyApartments•Vaterstetten, Germany Save this picture!© Sorin Morar+ 44Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: IFUB* Year Completion year of this architecture project Hausfuchs Apartments / IFUB*Save this projectSaveHausfuchs Apartments / IFUB* CopyAbout this officeIFUB*OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookVaterstettenGermanyPublished on April 03, 2020Cite: “Hausfuchs Apartments / IFUB*” 03 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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BibleLands’ Egypt appeal hits £150,000 target over two years early

first_img  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Some of rural Egypt’s poorest inhabitants can look forward to decent living conditions thanks to the success of BibleLands’ Building Hope for the Future appeal. Only three months after its launch, the appeal has reached its target of £150,000 — the sum BibleLands initially aimed to raise over a period of three years. More than 50 individuals and groups made single donations of the £1073 needed to build a whole house, while thousands of others contributed towards bricks, floors, roofs, windows and doors. Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving BibleLands’ Egypt appeal hits £150,000 target over two years early AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 16 May 2006 | News The money will be used in partnership with Habitat for Humanity to rebuild and renovate housing in the Upper Nile villages of El Kom El Akhdar and El Sakakrya, where widespread poverty gives rise to squalid living conditions and their associated health problems. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New Interior Design and Merchandising building would benefit multiple departments

first_imgHank Kilgore is a senior Journalism major and FTDM minor from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is currently Editor of The Skiff and the Student Life and Entertainment Managing Editor for TCU 360. You can often find him anywhere a superhero movie is being played. Twitter Website| + posts Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ The current Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising building is located off-campus by the TCU police station. Facebook Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ printTCU is planning a new Interior Design and Merchandising building to provide students and professors with better resources and more space.The current building is located off-campus and is becoming overcrowded, students said. As of right now, plans would locate the new facility behind Moudy Building North.Junior fashion merchandising major Meredith Hudson said the building’s current location is inconvenient.“Being all the way by the police station is a real hassle,” Hudson said.Junior interior design major Brooke Wissenbach said the new building will make up for the current lack of resources and draw attention to the program.“I think it’s great that there are plans for a new building,” Wissenbach said. “Our current building is practically off-campus and doesn’t provide all the resources we need.”Not all students think a new building will bring in more first-year students, though some said a new building could provide a better experience for existing majors.“I don’t think being closer to campus will bring more people to the program,” Hudson said. “With the new building being on campus, however, students will be able to network better and it will allow students better access to campus resources.”Anne Helmreich, dean of the College of Fine Arts, said decision-makers are “still deep in planning meetings about the project.” There will be an official announcement sometime in the near future, she said.The new building will be useful to more than just interior design and fashion merchandising majors.Leo Munson, associate provost for academic support, said the new building will give the theatre department a place to store costume collections and construction equipment.Senior theatre major Dana Cassling said the new storage space would be a benefit.“We always need more storage,” Cassling said. “This would make it possible to have more of our stock closer and make it more accessible. It’ll just make student designers and props masters’ lives a little bit easier.” ReddIt TCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 16 – Legion, Stranger Things 2 and more) TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleTCU bolsters lineup with Texas A&M transferNext articleSpecial Project: to protect and to serve Hank Kilgore RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU VGP (Ep. 18 – The Cost of Gaming, State of DLC and more) TCU VGP (Ep. 19 – Xbox Game Pass, Horizon Impressions and more) Facebook Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ TCU VGP (Ep. 17 – Valentine’s Updates, Overwatch and more) Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin Twitter TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Hank Kilgore ReddIt Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/last_img read more

Sunny skies in Texas for Election Day

first_imgCorinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Facebook ReddIt What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Twitter printIf you don’t vote this midterm season, you can’t blame the weather.With early voting numbers at a record high, the weather in Texas shouldn’t hinder the number of people who cast ballots tomorrow. Sunshine is to be expected from the time polls open to the times they close, which should encourage a high voter turnout. The temperature during the afternoon will be warm, reaching a high in the low 70s. Chris Bryan, the campaign manager for Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, said while weather across the country could have an effect on the number of voters heading to the polls, he doesn’t see a threat for Texas.“Inclement weather can certainly depress turnout on Election Day,” said Bryan. “However, it looks like Texas voters should have a mostly beautiful day, so I don’t anticipate a significant impact here.”For those not willing to take the chance with the weather on Election Day, the state’s “no-excuse” two week early voting period gives voters more flexibility for casting their ballot. James Henson, the director of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin, said more Texans are taking advantage of early voting, taking weather completely out the picture. “Even if there was a relationship between Election Day voting and weather, early voting would almost certainly dilute weather’s impact on turnout,” Henson said. Voters heading to the polls this evening after their work day should still see the same fair weather conditions, but the chances for rain and scattered thunderstorms increases throughout the evening. While the weather in Texas may be ideal for Election Day, other regions of the country are at risk.A severe storm hit last night, damaging parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The storm is predicted to bring heavy rainfall and damaging winds to parts of the mid-Atlantic and Southeast coast, which could impact tight races in states like Georgia and Florida. Parking lot closures cause new problems for students ReddIt Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Voters stand in line to vote at an early voting polling site, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in San Antonio. Early voting began Monday across Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court this weekend gave Texas permission to enforce a contested voter ID law this election. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Facebook What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Previous articleWho’s who on the ballotNext articleTexas Government 101 Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. + posts Corinne Hildebrandt Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders Linkedin Linkedin Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. Twitterlast_img read more

Concern about two journalist held since June 2011 for “terrorism”

first_img Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home May 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation February 10, 2021 Find out more May 21, 2021 Find out more News EthiopiaAfrica News Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Ethiopia to go further EthiopiaAfrica Reporters Without Borders is very worried about two journalists, Woubeshet Taye and Reyot Alemu, who have been detained since June 2011 and were given long jail sentences more than a year ago on terrorism charges.Taye, who was the deputy editor of the Amharic-language weekly Awramba Times, was transferred on 19 April to a detention centre in Ziway, 130 km southeast of the capital, Addis Ababa. Alemu, a columnist for the national weekly Fitih and recent winner of an international media freedom prize, is in very poor health.“Nine months after a new prime minister took over following Meles Zenawi’s death, the Ethiopian government continues to be as inflexible as ever,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The prolonged detention of these two innocent journalists, Taye’s recent transfer to a place far from his family, and the lack of medical care for Alemu are indicative of the government’s intransigence and have dashed all hope of a more tolerant attitude to media freedom.”The authorities have given no explanation for Taye’s transfer to the detention centre at Ziway, an isolated village, which will mean that this wife and son will have to travel more than four hours in order to visit him.Alemu, who was awarded the 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on 16 April for “exceptional courage, resistance and commitment to freedom of expression,” continues to be held in Kality prison, on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, where officials are apparently unconcerned about an alarming deterioration in her health.The two journalists were sentenced to 14 years in prison under Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism law in January 2012. The federal supreme court reduced Alemu’s sentence to five years in prison eight months later but Taye’s has been left unchanged.Ethiopia is ranked 137th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.More information about media freedom in Ethiopia- Press releases- Country file- A Reporters Without Borders report published in January 2012 entitled “Journalists are not terrorists” News April 26, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about two journalist held since June 2011 for “terrorism” News Help by sharing this information RSF_en last_img read more

Law-breaking court sentences journalist to two years

first_img Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Chad ChadAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned ChadAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned News December 1, 2020 Find out more Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad RSF_en Crédit photo: http://tchadinfos.com/ Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the two-year jail term that a local radio station manager received this week in Moundou, the capital of the Logone Occidental region in southern Chad. The sentence violates Chad’s media law. Receive email alertscenter_img November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports October 7, 2020 Find out more to go further Sylver Beindé Bessandé, the manager of Moundou-based community radio Nada FM and correspondent of N’Djamena-based FM Liberté, was sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of 100,000 CFA francs (152 euros) on charges of contempt of court and undermining judicial authority. He is now detained in Moundou prison. The charge was brought against Bessandé on 9 June for broadcasting a municipal councillor’s irate reaction outside the courthouse after receiving a suspended six-month jail sentence in a legal dispute between him and the head of the Moundou city hall administration. He accused the judges of “skulduggery.” Bessandé’s lawyer, Boniface Mouandilmadji, told RSF that the proceedings against his client were “riddled with irregularities” and that “the defence rights were flouted.” He said Bessandé was tried under the criminal code when he should have been tried under the media law (Law No. 17 of 2010), which does not provide for jail sentences. Moreover, it was impossible to know who filed the complaint against Bessandé (as the relevant document was missing from the case file) and the charges were changed at the last moment to include undermining judicial authority, which gave the defence no time to prepare a response. His lawyer intends to appeal. “This journalist’s prison sentence violates Chadian law and raised questions about the justice system’s independence,” RSF said. “We urge the judicial authorities to quash this sentence and free him at once. All the legal and regulatory instruments needed to guarantee the freedom to inform already exist in Chad. They just need to be used wisely.” Targeting Moundou’s media This is not the first time that Nada FM has been subjected to threats and intimidation by the local authorities because of its outspoken coverage. On 23 January, Bessandé and the representatives of two other privately-owned radio stations, Kar-Urba and Bonne Nouvelle, were summoned to police headquarters in Moundou, where they found themselves facing the heads of the police, gendarmerie, homeland security and intelligence services. They accused the journalists of being too critical of the methods of the security services and local governance, and threated to close their media outlets. This intimidation attempt was criticized at the time by Logone Occidental’s governor and the High Council for Communication (HCC), which has sole responsibility for regulating the media in Chad. The HCC itself gave Nada FM a formal warning in April 2016 just because it had broadcast the comments of a parliamentary representative of an opposition party, the Chad Convention for Peace and Development (CTPD). Chad is ranked 121st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation News News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa June 22, 2017 Law-breaking court sentences journalist to two yearslast_img read more