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The NIO share price has plunged: should I buy the stock now?

By on July 5, 2021

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Charlie Keough owns shares in Tesla. The Motley Fool UK does not own shares in any company 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. “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. Image source: Getty Images. NIO (NYSE: NIO) has had a strong last 12 months, with its share price increasing 950% in this period. However, the last three months has seen a sharp decline, with it currently sat at around $35.Although the NIO share price has plunged, here I am going to explain why I still see the stock as a good long-term addition to my portfolio.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…NIO positivesIt is a well-known fact that demand for electric vehicles has rocketed over the course of the last year. A 2020 Deloitte report estimated that electric vehicle sales would reach 31.1m by 2030 – a considerately larger amount than the 3m sold in 2020, showing the potential market companies such as NIO have access to. This is seen through NIO delivery numbers, which for Q1 of this year were up 423% to just over 20,000 vehicles.The growing Chinese market also adds to the attractiveness of NIO stock, with China accounting for 41% of global electric vehicle sales in 2020. The inevitable future demand both domestically and internationally is one of the main reasons as to why I currently see real value in the NIO share price.To add to this, I have been wary in the past of the fact NIO has been operating at a loss. However, Q1 2020 saw net losses drop to just $54m – a sign that provides me with optimism for NIO shares.NIO doubtsWith this said, there are factors that fill me with doubt about adding NIO to my portfolio. Firstly, the current dip in the NIO share price is partly due to a worldwide semiconductor shortage. The problem arose at the outbreak of the pandemic last year. The earlier-than-expected reopening of many factories has led to a surge in demand in the chips, outweighing the supply. This has led to NIO having to suspend production for periods of time. This issue highlights the fragility of the NIO production line and the issues this could bode in the future – something that I believe could have a major negative impact on the NIO share price.Along with this, the tech sell-off we have seen in recent months, as detailed by Dylan Hood in his latest article on NIO, may provide issues for the electric vehicle producer.Finally, regardless of the dip, I must question the valuation of the NIO share price. NIO has a market capitalisation of around $57bn, whereas an established competitor such as Ford is worth just $47bn. Ford sold 4.2m cars in 2020 and itself is expanding into the electric vehicle sector.My verdictAlthough at this current time there may be multiple issues that surround NIO, I see real potential in the stock. The expanding market is sure to cause a surge in demand and could be boosted by government legislation. Short-term issues may cause doubt, but from a long-term perspective I see vast opportunities in the current NIO share price. With the Tesla share price currently sat well over $600, I must ask myself whether NIO could emulate this in years to come. 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What makes Avast shares a good buy right now?

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first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Muhammad Faizan Mallick Faizan Mallick has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avast. 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. Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. Muhammad Faizan Mallick | Wednesday, 26th May, 2021 | More on: AVST Grab your free report – while it’s online.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. Cybersecurity is a buzzword that is very much “in”, if you’d like. As a matter of fact, it has been for quite some time now. Tech has produced more stock market unicorns in the past 20 years than any other industry, and when you look at cybersecurity firms, their services are in demand. According to Statista, the revenue for the cybersecurity sector has grown from £5.7 billion to a staggering £8.9 billion since 2017. This rapid growth has caught my eye and I have been more than curious about finding a stock to invest in from this sector. This led me to studying Avast (LSE: AVST) shares.The company seems to be fairly popular for those into computers and tech, and the financials seem to be quite interesting. The company’s price per share at the time I was writing this stood at 453p and the past year has been somewhat of a rollercoaster. The price peaked at 600p, but the pandemic hasn’t done anyone (except a few) any good, has it?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…Fast forward, a year later since the first lockdown in the UK, there have been clear signs of recovery for Avast shares after the price plummeted to 420p in March 2021. But a dive into the company’s annual reports gives me an even better understanding of the company’s performance helping me find the answer to “should I invest in Avast or not?”A good-looking financial positionWhen looking at the financial position of a company, the leverage (or put simple, its debt ratio) is a particularly important indicator. Generally, too much debt equals a bad financial position. But this isn’t always the case. If we put dilution away for a second, debt can be a great way to reduce tax liability and raise capital. That’s exactly what I did while researching Avast’s shares. I looked at its cash and debt together to draw a clearer picture.Avast’s short-term liabilities stand at $623 million and long-term debt stands at $888.7 million. With the company’s receivables standing at $68.2 million and a cash balance of $175.7 million, it still is $1.27 billion short. Am I worried? Not yet. Avast has a total market cap of $6.80 billion, which puts any fatal risks due to liabilities out of question.Zoom in a little more and you can figure out that the company uses its operating income minus non-cash expenses (i.e., depreciation and amortisation) or more technically known as EBITDA rather gracefully, with its net debt being 1.6x of the EBITDA. This plus the fact that earnings over the past two fiscal years have been rather consistent, with the company reducing its total liability over these years, point towards positive financial performance.Avast hasn’t been shy of innovation either and with the demand for cybersecurity services on the rise, I most certainly expect its share price to rise further. This also depends on how effectively the company manages its cashflows in the coming years. Bear in mind, we are talking about generating liquid cash from profits to pay-off their debts and become less leveraged. This will certainly be a decisive factor in the coming years, but with the industry seeing growth and the company outperforming competitors in most departments, I like the look of Avast shares as one of my next investments. 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‘Indy Experience’ at General Convention raises funds for mission

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first_img Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC ‘Indy Experience’ at General Convention raises funds for mission Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY 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 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY General Convention, Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET General Convention 2012 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Bishop Cate Waynick of Indianapolis cut and serve a cake in honor of the diocese’s 175th anniversary during Indianapolis Day event at General Convention. Photo/Anaceli Ma[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] The “Indy Experience” event at the Victory Field ball park in downtown Indianapolis on July 8 was filled with color, music and joy. The Indianapolis diocese, host of the 77th General Convention, organized the event to raise funds for the dioceses of Southern Sudan, Brazil and Haiti.The celebration began with a recognition to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori from Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers (ECCC), which designated Jefferts Schori as it 2012 Hero of Camping, in recognition of her vision and lifelong commitment as educator, priest, bishop and presiding bishop to train new generations of leaders who are changing the world. The ECCC also recognized the presiding bishop’s husband, Richard Schori, for his commitment to help children and young adults discover the beauty and marvel of God’s creation.Rev. Catherine Maples Waynick, bishop of Indiana, joined the presiding bishop to cut the cake in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Diocese of Indianapolis. The motto of the celebration is “175 Years Deepening our Faith and Expanding our Reach.”The party included a game of musical chairs organized by St. Richard’s Episcopal Church. The prize; a ceramic chalice. The music then changed to samba and even the host bishop joined the dancing crowd, in an event organized by Christ Church Cathedral.Among the revelers were two Latino families from Indianapolis — Gómez-Godinez and Alcauter — both members of Christ Church Cathedral congregation, with the Rev. Canon Zoila Manzanares-Cole, from el Salvador. The other Hispanic ministry in the diocese is at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Speedway.For a true “Indy experience,” a car race is a must and the Indiana University Campus Ministry built a scale model of a racetrack that allowed guests to “drive” model cars.Dancers and musicians from the new republic of Southern Sudan took the center stage and filled it with Christian music and African rhythms, along with Bishop Ruben Akurtdit from the Diocese of Bor (Southern Sudan) and Waynick. Both dioceses are working on a project to provide clean water and support Malek Bible College.Deputy Wesley Williams of the Virgin Islands listens as historical society member Ethel Brewer-McCane portrays her ancestor, Mary Bateman Clark, who was born enslaved in Kentucky and later liberated. Photo/Araceli MaRight across the street in front of the Indianapolis History Museum were Ethel Brewer-McCane and Eunice Brewer-Trotter, who recreated part of their family history as descendants of Mary Bateman Clark. Brewer-McCone portrayed Clark, who was born a slave in Kentucky and was liberated, moved to New York and got a job. Slavery and servitude were illegal in Indiana and Clark demanded her freedom. She later became a leader at the Bethel church in Vincennes, which was co-founded by her husband.The Indianapolis Episcopal churches found creative way to entertain guests and raise funds. The Rev. Robin Myers used his magician skills to amaze visitors at the center stage. Visitors also enjoyed an exhibit of Indiana’s wildlife, including snakes, owls, eagles, armadillos and skunks.One of the booths also offered visitors the opportunity to learn the art of limestone carving. Nearby another booth offered popcorn, a key agricultural product of Indiana.The event included African drums with the Griot Drum Ensemble, choir music from “Ladies for Liberty,” Christian rock and roll with Party Dance Band, classic jazz with Dean Osbourne, Eastbound Bluegrass, salsa with the local group “Tumbao” and many more music groups.It was indeed a very successful party — a real hit at the baseball park from the Diocese of Indiana.— Araceli Ma is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Araceli MaPosted Jul 10, 2012 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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The Rev. Diane Pike to lead Episcopal Preaching Foundation

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first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET People Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Rev. Diane Pike to lead Episcopal Preaching Foundation Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal Preaching Foundation] The Episcopal Preaching Foundation, an independent foundation formed in 1981 by layman A. Gary Shilling to improve and enhance preaching in the Episcopal Church announces the appointment of the Rev. Diane M. Pike as executive director.The Episcopal Preaching Foundation hosts six to eight diocesan preaching conferences per year, the annual Preaching Excellence Conference (PEP) for seminarians and the Preaching Excellence Program II (PEP II) for recently ordained priests. EPF programs have reach over 6,000 priests. The PEP program is a week-long event held in May each year, and nearly 15% of ordained priests in the Episcopal Church have attended.“We are delighted that the Rev. Pike has joined us as our executive director,” Shilling said.” She brings a wealth of fundraising experience as well as a passion for the Foundation’s mission of spreading the Good News of the Gospel through faithful, effective and meaningful preaching.”Pike was ordained to the diaconate in the Diocese of West Missouri by Bishop Martin Field in July 2011, and to the priesthood in the Diocese of Rhode Island (for West Missouri) by Bishop David Joslyn in January 2012. She earned her Master of Divinity degree from the Seminary of the Southwest (Austin, Texas). She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Nazareth College (Kalamazoo, Michigan), a secondary teaching certificate from Madonna (College) University (Detroit, Michigan), and Master of Arts degree from Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan).Prior to attending seminary Pike had a long career in not-for-profit management and fundraising, including serving as director of fund development for the Girl Scouts of the USA (New York). She has experience as annual and major gifts officer for several hospitals and institutions of higher education in Philadelphia and the Greater Detroit Metro area. Pike has classroom experience teaching science and social science in grades 5-10.“Serving as Executive Director of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation provides an opportunity to blend both of my life passions—priestly ministry and resource development for this wonderful not-for-profit organization. I feel blessed to have been called to this position by Dr. Shilling and the Board of Directors of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation, and I am excited about its future.”A Michigan native, Pike is an avid Detroit sports fan. She enjoys reading and enjoys quilting, working with hot glass, traveling and cooking. She and her Chihuahua mix rescue dog, Lexi, live in a Civil War period home in Morristown, New Jersey. 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Jul 21, 2015 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 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 Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Trump Nominates Goodfriend for Fed Board

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first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Tagged with: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Fed Federal Reserve marvin goodfriend Subscribe Trump Nominates Goodfriend for Fed Board Home / Daily Dose / Trump Nominates Goodfriend for Fed Board The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post November 30, 2017 2,208 Views About Author: David Wharton David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: After Long Night, Senate Passes Tax Reform Next: Loans and Profits Sink for Independent Lenderscenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Fed Federal Reserve marvin goodfriend 2017-11-30 David Wharton Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily On Wednesday evening, President Trump moved to fill another vacancy at the Fed, nominating Professor Marvin Goodfriend for a position in the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. A professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University, Goodfriend previously served as Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond from 1993 to 2005. He also worked as an economic adviser under President Ronald Reagan.Goodfriend’s nomination comes amidst a turbulent time for the Fed. Early this month, President Trump nominated Jerome Powell to succeed current Fed Chair Janet Yellen, after which Yellen announced she would be resigning her position on the Fed’s board of governors as well. Goodfriend’s nomination, if approved, will help ensure the Fed’s governing board maintains a quorum. Goodfriend would be taking over a seat vacated in 2014 by former Fed Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin.House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) called Goodfriend “a highly respected researcher on monetary and macroeconomics and an impeccable conservative.” He added, “[Goodfriend] understands that consulting monetary policy rules can provide both instructive guidance for the Fed and transparency for the public.”Those on the other side of the aisle have been more critical of Goodfriend. In October, a coalition of progressive groups petitioned Senators not to confirm Goodfriend, claiming that he would work to “undo the progress that the Fed has made under Yellen.”Goodfriend has criticized several of the Fed’s policies in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, including the purchase of mortgage-backed securities. He wants more congressional oversight of the Fed and its practices, including the Fed’s two percent inflation target and the reference rule. However, he has also written about the “benefits of negative interest rates … as a way to give central banks more flexibility to combat crises, rather than having to resort to unconventional means like bond buying after rates are cut to zero.”last_img read more

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Donegal is suffering as a result of NCH overrun – Cope

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first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Donegal is suffering as a result of NCH overrun – Cope Previous articleSinn Fein record in Northern Ireland questioned in Dail exchangeNext articleDefeat for LYIT Ladies in CUFL Premier Semi Final News Highland Minister Joe McHugh has confirmed today to Highland Radio that there may be delays in carrying out improvement works to Donegal’s community hospital developments.He says the delay should be no more than a few months.It comes as the Government diverts €100 million from a range of projects, including the A5 to cover the cost overrun of the National Children’s Hospital.Reacting to the Minister’s announcement, Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says once again, Donegal is suffering.He says these cut backs should never have been sanctioned by a Donegal Minister:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/copeweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp By News Highland – February 13, 2019 Twitter Google+ Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Dusting off memories while sweeping away the dust bunnies

By on May 24, 2021

first_imgLatest Stories Published 10:45 pm Friday, March 23, 2012 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Flying high like Amelia Amelia Earhart was my kind of gal. I read story about her in one of those orange biography books when… read more Dusting off memories while sweeping away the dust bunnies Uncle Willie was a dirt road sport. He looked like Groucho Marx dressed in Beach Boy attire.He’d come to play golf with Daddy wearing bright chartreuse Bermuda shorts held up with a white kid-skin belt, a red button-down shirt and yellow knee socks pulled up to his knobby knees. He would have on a straw hat with a multi-colored band around it.Daddy would say, “Bleep, Willie, we’re going to have to put a pot over you so the sun can rise!”Uncle Willie loved to aggravate Daddy and he did a real good job of it. Email the author The older I get, the less I enjoy housework.These days it’s more of a chore than a necessary pleasure. And the most worrisome thing is dusting – stooping, bending, reaching, stretching, climbing, picking up and putting back down.The bookshelves in the knotty den stretches the length of one wall and stands taller than I can reach. They are filled with hundreds of dust catchers and, if care is given to each one, it takes the better part of my Saturday morning. Sponsored Contentcenter_img Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Then, there was my grandmother, Mugi.She was a self-proclaimed nurse. She never had a single nursing course. She got her “degree” in the thrift store when she bought a white uniform, a nurse’s cap and white lace-up shoes. She “nursed” some mighty influential and prosperous folks in the Wiregrass area.Mama said Mugi had “got above her raising” and she was sure that any day she would pick up the newspaper and see where Mugi had accidentally overdosed and killed someone in her care.Mugi was rather crafty, though. She always conveniently left her change purse at home whenever we “dined out” as she called it.One night, we were “dining out” with Uncle Willie and Aunt Eleanor and, when it came time to pay the bill, Mugi said, “Lawrd, have mercy, I forgot my change purse.”“No, Minnie. I saw it on the kitchen counter and I brought it to you,” said Uncle Willie, flabbergasting her and delighting the rest of us.Uncle Willie was the only one who could get Mugi’s “goat.”Aunt Eleanor was a “social butterfly,” at least that’s what Daddy said.She had all kinds of fancy clothes and jewelry with diamond and rubies … and a real fur coat. A fox fur, she called it. It even had the fox’s head on it.One time, when I was staying with Aunt Eleanor and she was playing bridge with her lady friends. I slipped in her bedroom closet and put on that fox fur coat. It was so soft and pretty that I couldn’t take it off, no matter how much I sweated. That’s when I learned the meaning of “hot as a fox’s behind.”My other grandmother, Mommie, had Victoria furniture in her home. She wore broaches and fancy bed jackets but she milked cows, churned butter, fed the chickens and planted a garden.She would wash our mouths out with soap if we talked about anybody.“Nice little girls don’t do that.” I never understood why she thought we were “nice little girls.”Pop was my granddaddy. I thought my other granddaddy was dead because nobody ever said a word about him. Then, one day Mama called me in from play to meet my “grandpa.” I thought a ghost would scare me, but it didn’t.Pop lived next door to us. He was hard of hearing. Mama said he heard what he wanted to hear. But, evidently he couldn’t hear the motor of his car when it cranked. He would “rev’ up the motor until the car started shaking. That’s when he knew the car was cranked and he’d give it the gas and come roaring out of the garage backwards like a rocket. Birds would take to the sky. Squirrels would high tail it to the trees. Cats would skedaddle. Dogs would scamper and Mama would holler, “Get out of the way! One day, he’s going to kill somebody.”I think that Mama was sorely disappointed that neither Mugi nor Pop lived up to her expectations that they would actually kill somebody one day.My cousin Jimmy and I had a love-hate relationship. Mommie said she didn’t know what we loved more, each other or fighting. I opted for fighting. Jimmy and I would fight for any reason or no reason. Once he hit me in the arm with the hoe handle. I was sure that my arm was broken. I had wanted a broken arm since a boy in my room at school had one. Everybody signed his cast and he didn’t have to do his writing lesson or arithmetic. Mama said my arm wasn’t broken but she made me a sling out of a dishtowel and I carried my arm around in it for about two weeks. Nobody signed my sling.Just recently, Aunt Jeanette’s picture became that of a lost loved one.There’s a picture of her and Mama at a social event. They are enjoying the refreshments and Aunt Jeanette is leaning over to Mama, evidently asking her about somebody across the room. Mama’s stretching her neck to check out whoever Aunt Jeanette is talking about or asking about.I laugh every time I look at that picture because it’s so typical of those two wonderful ladies. It brings them back close to me.As I stood there with that photograph in one hand and the dust rag in the other, I realized I had a smile on my face. So, I guess dusting’s not so bad if you’ve got folks to talk to and memories to dust off.Jaine Treadwell is features editor of The Messenger. Email her at [email protected] By The Penny Hoarder Next UpTo pass the time, I’ve “took to talking” as my granny would say, to the loved ones in the photographs as I move about doing my chore.Most days, I talk times with Mama and Daddy but sometimes I talk with my grandmothers and other family members who are no longer with us.The other day, I picked up a photograph of Uncle Willie to wipe the dust from his place on the shelf. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Racism declared a public health crisis in Ohio’s most populated county

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first_imgDavel5957/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Officials in Ohio have declared racism a public health crisis in the state’s most populated county.Commissioners in Franklin County passed a resolution Tuesday makes the declaration, as well as vows to support community efforts on racism and ensure that board commissioners will work under “antiracism principles.”The resolution was in the works well before the novel coronavirus crisis, according to officials.“Racism has been a pandemic long before the current coronavirus pandemic,” Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce said in a statement. “Our declaration today is important, but it’s not saying anything that hasn’t been apparent for a long time. COVID-19 has highlighted the health divide between black and white Ohioans, however, and I hope that it can be the catalyst we need to reform the whole health system so that it works for all of us equally.”The declaration describes race as a “social construct with no biological basis.” It also identifies two types of racism: individualized racism and systemic racism.Individualized racism is described as internal, while system racism is referred to as a system that gives opportunities and assigns a person’s value based on how they look.The commissioners said both types of racism, not race, have led to “persistent discrimination and disparate outcomes” between white people and people of color. Housing, education, employment and criminal justice were explicitly named as areas of life where discrimination is seen.Racism has also been linked to worse health outcomes, according to the commissioners.Black people have been infected with the virus and are dying at a disproportionate rate across the country, according to an ABC News analysis of data from several states.In Franklin County, white residents make up 67% of the population of 1.3 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Black residents make up 23%, yet it is black people who are hospitalized at twice the rate of other demographic groups and preliminary data in Ohio suggests they are dying at a disproportionately higher rate from the disease, according to the commissioners.“Nothing is more important than the health and wellbeing of our residents,” Board of Commissioners President John O’Grady said in a statement. “Our community’s success depends on all Franklin County residents being able to share in it, but right now we have a system that is resulting in different outcomes for people based on the color of their skin. That’s not acceptable.”The declaration by the commissioners, which was part of their 2019 Rise Together Blueprint for addressing poverty in Central Ohio, comes about a week after the Franklin County Board of Health passed a similar resolution.“Racism may be intentional or unintentional,” Joe Mazzola, the Franklin County health commissioner, said in a statement. “We must address injustices caused by racism and we must support actions at all levels to ensure equal opportunity for all.”The county’s public health agency noted that racism and segregation in Ohio and Franklin County have “exacerbated a health divide resulting in Black Ohioans having lower life expectancies than White Ohioans.”Black residents are more likely than other races to die prematurely (before the age of 75), they have a nearly three times higher rate of infant mortality, and they are more likely to be overweight or obese and have adult onset diabetes, according to the Franklin County Board of Health.“Hundreds of years of systemic racism, from slavery to segregation, redlining to Jim Crow, and discrimination in housing, finance, and education, some of which persists today, have led to predictable inequities,” Commissioner Marilyn Brown said in a statement. “We won’t solve these things overnight, but it’s important to start by recognizing them and beginning to work purposefully for change.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Dress codes under scrutiny after Jobcentre man victory

By on May 12, 2021

first_imgDress codes under scrutiny after Jobcentre man victoryOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Employers should review their dress codes to ensure they are even-handed,following the victory of a Jobcentre employee who won the right not to have towear a tie to work. An employment tribunal ruled last month that Mark Thompson had beendiscriminated against by his employer because he was forced to wear a shirt andtie for work, while female staff were allowed to wear more casual attire, suchas t-shirts. Lawyers said although the case did not establish any firm precedents, itdoes illustrate the need to apply dress codes so they do not discriminateagainst either sex. “Differences between the sexes on individual items of a dress code willnot, in themselves, be discriminatory,” said Kerstie Steaping,discrimination solicitor at Addleshaw Booth. “Employers should look at theoverall effect of the dress code – consider whether it has a greater or lessfavourable impact on one group of employees.” Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Antarctica: closer than you think

By on May 9, 2021

first_imgBritish Antarctic Survey director Chris Rapley(above) first conceived the idea of an InternationalPolar Year back in early 2003. It has now growninto the world’s largest coordinated scienceprogramme in 50 years. While IPY will refine ourknowledge of both the Arctic and Antarctic, hereChris explains the importance of Antarctica to thewhole Earth system and why the planet needs IPYnow more than ever.last_img

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