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Why I think market participants are investing in these FTSE shares in April

first_img See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Why I think market participants are investing in these FTSE shares in April 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. March was a brutal month for many shareholders. Yet broader markets have been somewhat calmer in the first half of April. Not only the UK government but also many other countries have been providing liquidity and financial support to businesses and individuals. The aim is to alleviate the damaging effects of the lockdown on the economy. As a result, many FTSE 100 shares are beginning to stabilise and even inch up.Therefore, today I’d like to highlight several companies whose stock prices have increased so far in April. Long-term investors may want to do further due diligence to see if they could belong in their portfolios.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…Investing with consumersAnalysts are warning that we may be in for a deep global recession. If you also agree that our economy is contracting, then you may want to diversify your portfolio. Investing in certain industries and stocks may prove to be a wise decision during economic downturns. For example, you may put the consumer in the centre of your investing strategy. After all, we all have to buy basic daily essentials. In April, we have seen the share prices of several providers of such basics do better than others. They includeAssociated British Foods – up 10% so far this month, but still down 23% year-to-date (YTD)British American Tobacco – up 9% this month, but down 7% YTDDiageo – up 1.5% this month, but down 18% YTDUnilever – up 1% this month, but down 5% YTDWill the financial sector stabilise?Many feel investing in UK-based bank and insurers takes courage right now. Amid the stock market carnage, these shares have dived.And, as of April, they have had to axe their dividends and suspend their share buybacks. Obviously this has been an important development for many investors, especially those who rely on passive dividend income.So what can current, or potential, financial sector investors do now? Are these businesses worth buying?Investors need to answer this question in light of their risk/return profiles. But I’d like to highlight that markets always look forward. Successful investing requires buying shares that are likely to offer value in the long run. These financial sector stocks have already seen their prices go up in the past two weeks:Barclays – up 3.5% so far this month, but still down 45% YTDLLoyds – up 4% this month, but down 46% YTDPrudential – up 1% this month, but down 27% YTDRoyal Bank of Scotland – up 1.5% this month, but down 52% YTDOther winners in AprilWhat we have experienced in the past two months was a broad-based selling. Therefore a large number of high-quality businesses are now available at discounted valuations. Here are five other businesses that the market is buying in April:Anglo American – up 3% so far this month, but still down 33% YTDAveva – up 2.5% this month, but down 23% YTDBAE Systems – up 3% this month, but down 5% YTDBHP – up 5% so month, but down 26% YTDBT – up 6.5% this month, but down 35% YTDSmith & Nephew – up 7% this month, but down 16% YTDAs always, don’t regard these names as formal buy recommendations. Instead, view them as a starting point for more research. Image source: Getty Images. tezcang 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 Associated British Foods, Barclays, Diageo, Lloyds Banking Group, and Prudential. 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Thursday, 16th April, 2020 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: England analysis: Round 3

first_imgFiery FarrellLancaster denied that Owen Farrell was playing through the red mist but there were times he lost his usual cucumber-cool temperament. Farrell is not shy of a scrap. He will fly in to help a team-mate in trouble but on Saturday he appeared to be looking for bother. He played as if his eye was not quite on the ball.Farrell’s combative, competitive nature is one of his biggest strengths but only when channeled constructively. Farrell seemed to be distracted by England’s desire to match the French physicality.He is is still my Lions fly-half for this summer but he cannot allow himself to get over-hyped.England’s rock: Robshaw was named Man of the MatchAnd yet England still won… England’s character, determination and collective belief kept them in the game until they took control in the final quarter. Wood’s performance as his best in an England jersey. Chris Robshaw was named man of the match again and Tuilagi came out handsomely on top of Mathieu Bastareaud, it was a personal duel which served as a microcosm for the game itself.For all the things that went against England, they are rapidly developing a reputation for being able to adapt and problem-solve on the hoof.It was not long ago that England players looked up to Martin Johnson in the coaching seats seeking instructions. England are now very well prepared and capable of winning matches in different ways.Tuesday training sessions are key to that. England’s 1st XV are pitched against a strong 2nd XV and they play out different match scenarios, often posing tougher questions to each other than they would face in a Test match.That strength in depth allowed England to win the game in the final quarter, with their bench making an impact in stark contrast to the French replacements. There is much to work on but also much to be encouraged by.Follow Alex Lowe on Twitter @AlexMLowe LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Wrecking ball: Manu Tuilagi won the midfield battle against France’s Mathieu Bastareaud but nearly lost an ear lobeBy Alex LoweENGLAND TOOK a giant leap towards their first Grand Slam in a decade with a 23-13 victory over France. The most important statistic is that Stuart Lancaster’s men found a way to win and that’s becoming a habit. Yet it was a far from perfect performance leaving much for the England management to address over the next fortnight.French upper hand: England’s set piece needs to improveSet piece problems England are scratching out results despite their scrum and lineout underperforming. Thomas Domingo, the squat French loosehead, caused Dan Cole significant problems on Saturday, just as Cian Healy had done in Dublin. Cole’s contribution at the breakdown is integral to England but Graham Rowntree has already expressed concerns over the Leicester man’s scrummaging consistency.Italy boast a bigger front row, which may actually help England, but Cole will then face the Wales loosehead Gethin Jenkins, who is back on form and led the destruction of the Azzurri this weekend.England’s scrummaging issues are replicated in the lineout, which is far from being the well-oiled machine Geoff Parling dreams aspires to. An 81% success rate on their own throw is not good enough.Defensive drills ahead England pride themselves on their defensive performance. It is what gives them their “bounce”, as Mike Brown put it. In Dublin it earned them a victory, their line-speed squeezing the life out of Ireland. But against France it could have cost them. England missed 21 tackles, five of them in the one searing break from Wesley Fofana for the French try. As a team it was uncharacteristic. Joe Launchbury, Brad Barritt, Tom Wood and Chris Robshaw all put in huge shifts but Andy Farrell will be concerned by the way France got outside them. Italy may not pose the same kind of attacking threat but Wales will, especially if they have the extra motivation of denying England a Grand Slam.Dangerous Wasp: could Wade replace Ashton on the wing?Ash splash dried up The Saracens wing is not himself. Chris Ashton appears to have lost his joie de vivre and he is certainly being exposed defensively. This time last year Stuart Lancaster was describing Ashton as a unique talent. Now, he is openly floating the idea of starting with Manu Tuilagi on the wing against Italy. It was not really a game for the wide men but Brown ensured he made an impact in the second half. Ashton did not.I am not convinced by Tuilagi on the wing. Not only do we never see him under a high ball, he needs to be at the heart of the action, tearing holes in opposing midfields.If he can do that from the wing then it would give England the chance to play an extra playmaker in Billy Twelvetrees. Otherwise, if Lancaster wants to send Ashton a message it should be in the shape of Ben Foden or the electric Christian Wade.last_img read more

Legacy stewardship gaining more prominence, Legacy Foresight research reveals

first_img  368 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 21 March 2019 | News Legacy stewardship gaining more prominence, Legacy Foresight research reveals AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 84% of charities expect to be investing more on legacy stewardship over the next five years, according to research by Legacy Foresight.‘Understanding Legacy Stewardship’ was carried out by Legacy Foresight with 29 of its charity consortium members, including Alzheimer’s Society, RNIB, Guide Dogs, Macmillan Cancer Support, and Oxfam, who also funded the project. In it, Legacy Foresight set out to understand more about legacy stewardship from both the charities’ and the donors’ perspective, using a combination of detailed charity case studies and in-depth supporter interviews.It found that interest and investment in legacy stewardship is growing with almost all of the 29 participating charities expected to be investing more resource on legacy stewardship over the next five years; 42% of them anticipated a lot more investment. Despite the growing interest, 46% felt that legacy stewardship does not yet have sufficient priority in their charity with a lack of hard evidence about what works, the return on investment and actionable strategies curbing organisational commitment.Both the donor interviews and feedback from the case study charities showed that good stewardship can create engaged, loyal legacy donors who feel assured that their gift is needed and will be well spent, and believe that stewardship shows they are valued. Satisfied pledgers and prospects also spread their good experiences to family and friends and with the right support may become more formal legacy ambassadors.The research also reveals that the best legacy stewardship activities convey magic, surprising and delighting supporters. Many of the charities offered legacy supporters ‘behind the scenes’ access to unique spaces, people and celebrations from invites to new ward openings at GOSH, to meetings with legendary charity campaigners at Greenpeace, or a walk with a Guide Dog puppy, made those supporters feel special.However, it found good stewardship requires a significant commitment of staff time, and the authority and influence to make things happen: Legacy Foresight’s 2017 Legacy Marketing Benchmark work showed that overall, stewardship represented 13% of legacy marketing budgets, but 31% of legacy fundraisers’ time.Lack of continuity is also a major threat with the research noting that while developing the legacy donor relationship takes many years, legacy stewardship programmes can suffer from a sporadic approach, and the commitment needs to be maintained through any management changes, with procedures to ensure continuity of donor communications.Meg Abdy, development director at Legacy Foresight said:“Inspiring a supporter to write your charity into their will is a testament to the strength of their connection with you. However, it’s just the start of a journey which may take years, even decades to realise. Your legacy donors’ continued support cannot be taken for granted; evidence from our previous benchmarking studies suggests that on average only 50% of pledgers who die go on to leave a bequest.“There are all sorts of reasons why a pledger might remove your charity from their next will. To stay top of mind throughout your legacy donor’s lifetime, your charity must continue to prove your relevance, show your appreciation and build the supporter relationship. As ever, we are grateful to our 29 clients for letting us share these findings more widely.”Anna Vincent, senior legacy marketing manager at RNIB, commented: Advertisement  369 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 “Legacy stewardship is so hard to measure, yet we know it’s a crucial part of our supporter’s journey with us. It means we can build a long-term relationship with them, deepening their engagement in our work through ‘surprise and delight’ as they understand the impact of their future gift – retaining and growing their ongoing support.“This research was hugely important in looking at how we get a better understanding of the effectiveness of stewardship across the sector and how we can use our charity assets to maintain and deepen our relevance to supporters, through a better understanding of their needs and expectations. Ultimately helping to give further evidence of the vital part stewardship plays in the legacy journey and future legacy income.” Tagged with: legacies 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 read more

£25m support package announced to aid Scottish third sector’s recovery

first_img£25m support package announced to aid Scottish third sector’s recovery AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Funding Scotland Melanie May | 3 September 2020 | News  401 total views,  5 views todaycenter_img  402 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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 Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a £25m package of support to aid the recovery of the country’s third sector following the coronavirus.Announced as part of the new Programme for Government this week, the Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme is designed to bolster charities so they can in turn support the country’s recovery from the pandemic, with the government refocusing part of the Communities Fund to create it. The new fund will include business support and investment to help organisations adapt their operations and income generation to increase their sustainability.The Programme for Government document acknowledges the crucial role of the third sector and social enterprises and the hardship suffered as a result of Covid-19.It states:“A thriving third sector and growing volunteering is vital to Scotland. Its economic and social contribution is vast and as such it is an essential partner to Government. The Scottish Government invests around £500 million annually in the third sector, leveraging a turnover estimated at £6 billion in normal times. However, these are not normal times and the trading environment for social enterprise in particular has been severely constrained during the crisis.”“Beyond the immediate need our role must be to create the best conditions for the third sector and volunteering to thrive and contribute to a recovering economy and society. This funding will support our third sector to continue to support people and communities in responding to the ongoing impact of the pandemic.”The Programme also states the Scottish government’s intention to explore other strands of social investment including capital loans to further support the sector by helping organisations ‘work together and co‑locate as the demand for office space declines, whilst leaving organisations with an asset in future years to enhance sustainability, and ensuring that this benefits all areas, particularly those hardest hit by the crisis.’The government will also build upon its work to support social enterprises and Credit Unions that provide financial services for deprived communities, launching the next Social Enterprise Action Plan by the autumn, and the Credit Union Strategy by the end of the parliamentary term.The government’s review of charity law is also to restart, with its proposals to be published by the end of this parliament. Advertisementlast_img read more

Exonerate Mumia Abu-Jamal!

first_imgDonald Outlaw became the 17th exoneree in three years in Philadelphia, when his 2000 murder conviction was overturned Dec. 28. A teenager when arrested, Outlaw served over 15 years in prison until his release in 2019.In Philadelphia, the call to free Mumia Abu-Jamal and all political prisoners is loud and clear, July 4, 2020. Credit: Tahir AsadOutlaw’s freedom is credited to the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and the work of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Conviction Integrity Unit, created by current District Attorney Larry Krasner when he took office in 2018.The grounds for Outlaw’s exoneration are allegations of serious official misconduct, including witness intimidation and homicide detectives helping a witness concoct false, later recanted, testimony. Outlaw’s spouse posted flyers in the crime area and found a new witness to the murder. But the DA’s office sought to retry Outlaw, claiming that new evidence (recanted testimony) “fails to even budge the needle on the scale, weighed down by the evidence of the defendant’s guilt.” (, Dec. 29, 2020)The pattern of wrongful convictionNews of Outlaw’s exoneration was nearly overshadowed by Dec. 30 reports that Chester Hollman III was awarded $9.8 million in one of the largest wrongful-conviction settlements in Philadelphia’s history. Hollman is the third exoneree during Krasner’s tenure.When he was 21, Hollman was charged and convicted for murder in the shooting of a University of Pennsylvania student in 1991. A judge ordered his release at age 49 in 2019, citing evidence that convicting District Attorney Lynn Abraham had withheld evidence of the likely murderer. That DA and police manipulated key witnesses to falsely identify Hollman as the shooter. Other exonerations since 2018 have cost Philadelphia an additional $35 million in settlements. Since 1993 there have been over 50 — many stemming from claims of city police misconduct in the 1980s and ’90s.  Following the exoneration of Andrew Swainson on June 12, 2020, Assistant District Attorney Andrew Wellbrook described the case as emblematic of how the city’s criminal justice system functioned: Arrests and convictions for alleged homicides took precedence over justice. Police and prosecutors used any means to obtain those goals, including perjury, official misconduct, false or misleading forensic evidence and evidence suppression. As a result, in Philadelphia the percentage of cases considered “cleared” by arrest was between 83% and 96% — 20% higher than the national average. (, June 12, 2020)Tip of the icebergWhile Philadelphia police and prosecutors gained notoriety for their “success” rate, they were not alone in using any means necessary for convictions, often of innocent people.In September 2020, the National Registry of Exonerations released a report on 2,400 overturned convictions across the U.S. in the last 30 years. The shocking figures revealed that 54% of cases were dismissed due to intentional or negligent mistakes by police and prosecutors. In overturned murder cases, 72% of all exonerations since 1989 involved police and/or prosecutor misconduct. Of the overturned cases, 93 involved the death sentence. (, Sept. 15, 2020)While every exoneration is a victory — a person freed, perhaps a family reunited after decades — these 17 Philadelphia exonerations are just a fraction of those fighting against unjust incarceration. Another 96 Philadelphia cases are currently under review. And the DA’s Conviction Integrity Unit has rejected around 350 cases from defendants seeking to have cases overturned.    Then there are the cases which for political reasons DA Krasner appears reluctant to fully investigate. The most glaring is Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 1982 conviction by the notoriously racist Judge Albert Sabo — from its beginning a case rife with racism, and police, judicial and prosecutorial misconduct.Parallel between Abu-Jamal’s case and other exonerations The exoneration of the 17 innocent defendants — after decades spent in prison — came after the exposure of ineffective counsel, false witness testimony, witness coercion and intimidation, phony ballistics evidence, prosecution failure to turn over evidence to the defense as required by law, racist jury selection and other legal errors. These same unjust practices are glaringly evident in Abu-Jamal’s wrongful conviction and subsequent appeals of a death sentence for allegedly killing a Philadelphia police officer. But DA Krasner has maintained that he sees no evidence that challenges Abu-Jamal’s conviction. This despite Krasner “unearthing” at least six boxes of evidence from Abu-Jamal’s case in December 2018 — hidden in a nearly inaccessible storage room. According to reports, the hidden boxes bear variations of Abu-Jamal’s name and are labeled as “18/29, 21/29, 23/29, 24/29, 29/29” with one unnumbered — implying there may be more hidden boxes. The DA’s office claims it had no records of these boxes in its database.Evidence in the boxes, which Abu-Jamal’s attorneys were able to review, reveals police witness tampering, coercion of witnesses by the prosecution, including payment of a witness, and jury tampering to keep Black people off the jury. Illegal police and prosecution actionsFailure to secure evidence or actual suppression of evidence in Abu-Jamal’s case was widespread. No ballistic tests were ever taken to determine if Abu-Jamal even fired his gun, which was not a .44 weapon. The police officer involved was killed by a .44 caliber bullet. The DA withheld evidence that the prosecutor had said he would consider reinstating the driver’s license of its key witness Robert Chobert, whose testimony was central to Abu-Jamal’s conviction. Chobert claimed his taxi was parked behind Faulkner’s police car. It is doubtful that Chobert, with a suspended license and on probation for firebombing a school, would park behind a police car. In addition, photographs taken at the scene by an independent photographer expose Chobert’s perjury. The photos — which the state was aware of, but never entered into evidence — show no taxi parked there. When prosecutors withhold evidence from the defense that could blow holes in the prosecution’s case, they commit a “Brady Violation.” In a parallel to Abu-Jamal’s case, at least 7 of the 17 Philadelphia exonerations involved a Brady Violation. In a final damning fact, Ronald Castille, Philadelphia DA from 1986 to 1991, oversaw several of the exonerees’ cases as well as Abu-Jamal’s Post Conviction Relief Act appeals — when he became a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge — a clear conflict of interest.DA Krasner faces reelection in 2021. Many wonder if he will continue to bow to pressure to ignore the facts in Abu-Jamal’s case — or if Krasner will finally do the right thing and add Mumia Abu-Jamal to his list of exonerees.Workers World thanks Cindy Lou, with Food Not Bombs Solidarity, for providing much of the background research for this article. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

SGA supports addition of new minor

first_imgTwitter Previous articleMen’s basketball claims Global Sports Classic championshipNext articleChoosing TCU as a religious minority student Cole Polley RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cole Polley ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printStudent Government Association voted in support of the addition of a new minor, therapeutic arts, to the TCU campus last week.The new minor, which will be a part of the College of Fine Arts, is set to become available to students in either the fall semester of 2017 or the following spring semester.Fine Arts student Alison Armstrong and Honors College representative Abbey Widick took the lead on the project and presented a resolution to SGA with all the information regarding the addition to gain official support.“I think this will impact TCU, as a whole and as students individually, really positively,” Armstrong said. “The therapeutic arts are really important in our society…and this program is so unique.”According to the American Art Therapy Association, there are no collegiate programs similar to the therapeutic arts minor in the state of Texas, so the new program will add a level of prestige to the College of Fine Arts and TCU overall.“I think it really shows the diversity of majors and minors at TCU and it gives the College of Fine Arts the attention it deserves,” Widick said. “Compared to other colleges in Texas, I think it will really help draw in students.”According to a survey of 248 TCU students across schools and majors on campus, 93 said they would be interested in the therapeutic arts minor and 29 said they were unsure.Furthermore, because all the courses required to attain this minor are already offered, there will be no need for new faculty hires and there should be no additional financial strain on TCU.“In our society, the therapeutic arts are practiced very commonly and it does a lot for those who receive it,” Armstrong said. “I think students will really benefit because fine arts students or pre-health students or education students or psychology students can all take what they learn in the minor and use it in the field to serve others.”Alison Armstrong and Abbey Widick address the House (Cole Polley/TCU360) Cole is a Sophomore Journalism major from Llano, Texas. He’s an avid Seinfeld watcher and he is passionate about the San Antonio Spurs, listening to Drake & chicken wings. Hit him up on Twitter @CPolley12! ReddIt Robert Carr Chapel holds Election Day service Facebook Alison Armstrong and Abbey Widick address the House (Cole Polley/TCU360) + posts Twitter Cole Polley Linkedin Cole Polley TAGSphotos Cole Polley Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Cole Polley Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Students squeezed at Market Square, renovations looming SGA brings ‘It’s On Us’ to campus in joint Big 12 initiative SGA holds Outreach Day to interact with studentslast_img read more

Horoscope: November 13, 2020

first_imgFacebook Horoscope: May 2, 2021 printA baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Libra until 11:19 a.m., when the Moon enters Scorpio.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Nov. 13, 2020:Perceptive, passionate and a realist, you succeed in advancing a cause dear to your heart this year. Your career is in a brilliant stage in 2021, and while you antagonize a few, you win others. If single, love bonds are in flux. It’s not the year to force commitments or promises from either side. If attached, your committed partnership reaches a turning point. CANCER is in it for the long haul.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★Be wary of advice that contradicts your better judgement regarding money. Be patient if negotiating a pay raise. Employ humor and perspective if anger builds around a financial issue. You will feel the presence of an old soul around you. Tonight: Write in your journal.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★Your sector of justice and balance is highlighted. Today promises surprise announcements from others. Get both sides of every story. Weigh all issues with care and attention to detail. Be receptive to invitations — especially from gifted, attractive people coming into your life. Tonight: Celebrate.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Animal companions may require extra understanding. Before adopting a new pet, ask yourself whether it will be suitable. This cycle also brings an urge for greater organization and cleanliness among disorder. Tonight: Patiently organize one area at a time. Try sound and color healing.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★The attention you put into an intimate relationship results in an important choice regarding love. A child can need extra attention. The efforts you make now can favorably impact a young person’s whole future. Make time. Tonight: Sitting with a beautiful film or book.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★★Today brings a benign influence in your home and family sector. Situations regarding family members grow more relaxed. A new relationship or interesting avocation adds sparkle. Share your ideas. The support of someone you admire can propel you forward. Tonight: Nice and slow.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★Today, complacency bores you. Involvements tend to begin on a high note then fizzle as you lose interest. You are tempted by fiery and complex relationships. A change of heart is very likely. Be prepared. Avoid hasty decisions. Tonight: Answer emails and calls promptly.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★★Be careful of risky ventures suggested by others. If something sounds too good to be true, back off. Your own instincts are the most trustworthy now. You are rewarded for faithfully following your work ethic and building assets slowly over time. Tonight: Get in touch with a sibling or cousin.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★★Great depth, courage and endurance are present in this sensitive water sign. Today your energy level is high, which makes it easier to get things done. You breathe a sigh of relief. There’s peace and pleasure in tying up loose ends. Tonight: A friendship strengthens.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★You will shy away from conflict today. Release old resentments. Dreams can hold valuable clues to wellness. Sound and color therapies can be very helpful. Pay attention to animal companions, as one of them needs some extra tender loving care. Tonight: Putting on that TLC.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★★Today brings a warm, fuzzy influence. You’ll be talkative and curious. Your social circle expands to include new interesting people. New goals have an appeal. Cobwebs of confusion that have hovered for more than a decade are suddenly brushed away. Tonight: Relaxing.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★★A new residence or career path is possible. Family dynamics are shifting, as is the balance of power in your professional life. This can attract extra recognition. Hosting an online party for co-workers is a great option. Tonight: An online meeting opens a new door.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★Today’s influences give you greater vitality and clarity of thought. Enjoy this time of progress and accomplishment. A friendship with a foreign-born or very intellectual friend can lead to romance. Tonight: A hunch or creative idea can help solve a dilemma.Born today: Writer Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), actress Whoopi Goldberg (1955), comedian Jimmy Kimmel (1967) Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Previous articleMinority students talk about election resultsNext articleCOVID-19 cases increase as semester comes to an end Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Banks Horoscope: April 29, 2021 ReddIt Horoscope: May 1, 2021 ReddIt Facebook Tamia Banks Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Banks Twitter Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Tamia Banks Linkedin Twitter Linkedin Horoscope: April 29, 2021 + posts Horoscope: April 28, 2021last_img read more

Nimitz Middle School

first_imgLocal News Nimitz Middle School TAGS  Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest Student Council Officers: Eighth grade Hannah Douglas, Cianna Harris, Jewel Jacobo, Angeli Nunez, Aubrey Stone, and Tate Terry. NJHS Members: Xavier Acosta, Ayesha Akram, Ashlynn Albaugh, Alysse Albidrez, Aiden Allen, Avery Babb, Brinley Batte, Coby Bedrick, Saul Benavides, Mackenzei Bernal-Mahagan, Kaylen Bickle, Brooke Black, Kinslea Blau, Cooper Brannan, Blake Bryan, Jalen Burford, Miracle Calderon, Luis Chavez, Trustin Clayton, Cameron Curry, Jaiden Dansby, Aiden Delbosque, Nyelle Dickman, Hannah Douglas, Kyle Dudley, Joshua Duncan, Ruben Duran, Edward Flores, Veronica Flores, Paetin Gabriel, Raphael Gallardo, Eliza Garcia, Jace Gilliam, Wyatt Golden, Abigail Gomez, Dillon Gonzalez, Riley Gorman, Tanner Gwilliam, Lucas Hagen, Cianna, Harris, Abagayle Haynes, Kevin Heath, Andrew Helguera, Alyssa Henderson, Race Herr, Adeleida Herrera, Ember Hobson, Ashley Jacobo, Zachary Kessler, Jaden Lacy, Christian Leyva, Kaitlyn Litchford, Praise Lucas, Kaden Mancha, Nadine Ann Marcelo, A’niya Matthews, Corey McCabe, Anthony Medina-Rivera, Marissa Mendez, Giovanny Mendoza, Alexis Mizcels, Sommer Montes-Williams, Logan Motley, Jesus Navarrete, Angeli Nunez, Kayla Orona, Dagmar Ortega, Harsh Patel, Madison Perkins, Caiden Pinson, Ryder Plymell, Britney Pope, Blake Pruitt, Braden Pry, Taylor Ramirez, Amaris Ramirez, Omar Ramos, Jaden Rankin, Russ Evan Regio, Alexa Reyes, Amelia Reynier, Annabella Sanchez, Kail Sanchez, Amara Sarabia, Mason Simmons, Jakay Sio, Grayson Skiles, Cora Smith, Areli Smith, Zachary Smitka, Caden Stiles, Aubrey Stone, Julian Torres, Anthony Valerio, Antonio Valles, Jacqueline Vasquez, Rodbert Velasco, Angel Villa, Katalina Villa, Ashlyn Waite, Paige Ward, Chase Williams, Preslee Wood.SOCIAL STUDEIS AWARDS Eighth Academic: Blake Pruitt, Jamarion Lane. 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Landlords Feel the Shutdown’s Strain

first_img Related Articles  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Landlords Feel the Shutdown’s Strain Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The government shutdown, which entered its 26th day on Wednesday is beginning to affect those housed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as well as independent landlords who are working with government employees unable to pay their rent.While none of the 1,175 rental contracts that have not been renewed by HUD due to the shutdown are likely to affect low-income tenants, according to the National Housing Conference (NHC), this could change if the shutdown extends past February. NHC said that HUD staff was working with landlords across the country to ensure this does not happen. Additionally, contracts were being paid with available funds, and landlords were being told to use their reserves to cover operating expenses.”Every day the stalemate continues, pressure increases on both the White House and Congress to reach a settlement,” said David M. Dworkin, President and CEO of NHC. “So there is no guarantee that the government will still be shut down in February, but we are in uncharted water and anything is possible.”Yet, according to The National Association of Independent Landlords, without the rent payments, independent landlords are finding themselves unable to cover their own expenses such as mortgages, repairs, utility bills, and insurance. Many of these landlords are small investors who “own a property or two and have mortgages they’ve got to pay every month regardless of whether they get paid,” according to Tracey Benson, the association’s President.According to NHC, there are also 800,000 federal government employees who are furloughed or working without pay who will have to make their first rent or mortgage payment without a paycheck on Feb. 1 – two weeks from now.It said that these workers and federal contractors were not at a risk of foreclosure due to failure to pay their mortgages during the shutdown. “All workers and contractors are urged to call their mortgage servicer,” the NHC recommended. “Government employees and contractors aren’t going to face their first payment without a paycheck until February 1. FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac have told their mortgage servicers to treat these homeowners like victims of a natural disaster.”Read more about how servicers are assisting federal workers:Homeowners Feel the Shutdown’s ImpactFHA Calls on Lenders to Assist Federal WorkersHUD Addresses Questions About Shutdown Impact January 16, 2019 1,394 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Tagged with: Homes HUD Landlords mortgage NHC Rent Shutdown Tenants Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Share Save About Author: Radhika Ojha Landlords Feel the Shutdown’s Strain Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Previous: D.C.’s Address Confidentiality Act Next: 2019 Real Estate Outlook: What Can Investors Expect? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Homes HUD Landlords mortgage NHC Rent Shutdown Tenants 2019-01-16 Radhika Ojha Subscribelast_img read more