I see these two FTSE 100 firms as obviously mispriced, so I’d buy both shares today!

first_img Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and ITV. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address 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 see these two FTSE 100 firms as obviously mispriced, so I’d buy both shares today!center_img Cliff D’Arcy | Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 | More on: BARC ITV Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The FTSE 100 keeps yo-yoing around this month, in what I call the dangerous dog days of August.The FTSE 100 is volatileGiven the havoc wreaked by the Covid-19 virus, it’s no wonder that the FTSE 100 keeps bouncing around like a ball. As I write, it is up 77 points at 6,128, having peaked at 6,206, before falling back almost 80 points today.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…What’s noticeable is just how volatile the FTSE 100 is, both in terms of intra-day and weekly movements. It seems that the main UK index is being buffeted about by the much larger S&P 500 index. When the US market moves sharply, the FTSE 100 follows almost immediately (and generally in sync, too).FTSE 100 share mispricing is goodAs a result of worries about coronavirus, US-China trade talks, Brexit, and so on, mispricing is commonplace among FTSE 100 stocks.I’m not stating that all FTSE 100 stocks are mispriced, underpriced, or dislocated. Nor am I commenting on the level of the index itself. All I’m saying is that there are large, high-quality, well-run FTSE 100 companies whose share prices seem plain wrong to me. For me, these misquoted share prices fail to reflect the future economic prospects of their issuers.I like the look of these two businessesWhen considering whether a share is attractively priced to buy, I consider the words of US fund manager Peter Lynch: “[Remember,] a share is not a lottery ticket…it’s part-ownership of a business.”Today, I think that the market has mispriced the shares of these two fundamentally sound FTSE 100 businesses. For the record, I’d buy shares in both firms today.1. Barclays at 110.6p (for a market value of £18.5bn)Shares in Barclays (LSE: BARC) are up 4p (3.7%) today, but I think they have way further to go. Of course, Barclays shares are being bashed because it’s a huge lender during the worst economic depression since Georgian times.But today’s tough conditions will not persist forever and, eventually, Barclays will be back on its feet, making profits and paying dividends. On 16 December last year, Barclays shares closed at almost 193p, close to double their current level. Should this FTSE 100 bank be worth half what it was, solely due to Covid-19? I say no, so I’d buy Barclays today.2. ITV at 65.24p (for a market value of £2.5bn)As I write, shares in ITV (LSE: ITV) have leapt 3.22p (5.2%) today. Not for any company-specific reason, but simply because today is another ‘risk-on’ day in the FTSE 100. Yet ITV shares have crashed 39.5% over the past 12 months. Furthermore, on 13 December last year, ITV shares hit their 52-week high of 165.9p – more than £1 above their current level.Only last week, I wrote about ITV’s attractions and its ongoing recovery from Covid-19 lockdowns. Since my article, this FTSE 100 (sadly, not for long) share has jumped by 8.1%. Again, this is solely due to market momentum and not any new company developments.I suspect that ITV would be a tasty morsel for a much larger media rival. Therefore, I foresee perhaps as much as 100% upside from here. That’s why I’d buy this beaten-down share today. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. 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On this day: Washington creates the Purple Heart

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSHistory ChannelPurple Heart Previous articleChange…Next articleApopka Teachers Shop with a Cop Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 On This Day in History: August 7th, 1782From The History ChannelOn this day in 1782, in Newburgh, New York, General George Washington, the commander in chief of the Continental Army, creates the “Badge for Military Merit,” a decoration consisting of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk, edged with a narrow binding of silver, with the word Merit stitched across the face in silver. The badge was to be presented to soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action” and permitted its wearer to pass guards and sentinels without challenge.The honoree’s name and regiment were also to be inscribed in a “Book of Merit.”Washington’s “Purple Heart” was awarded to only three known soldiers during the Revolutionary War: Elijah Churchill, William Brown and Daniel Bissell, Jr. The “Book of Merit” was lost, and the decoration was largely forgotten until 1927, when General Charles P. Summerall, the U.S. Army chief of staff, sent an unsuccessful draft bill to Congress to “revive the Badge of Military Merit.” In 1931, Summerall’s successor, General Douglas MacArthur, took up the cause, hoping to reinstate the medal in time for the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth.On February 22, 1932, Washington’s 200th birthday, the U.S. War Department announced the creation of the “Order of the Purple Heart.”In addition to aspects of Washington’s original design, the new Purple Heart also displays a bust of Washington and his coat of arms. The Order of the Purple Heart, the oldest American military decoration for military merit, is awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who have been killed or wounded in action against an enemy. It is also awarded to soldiers who have suffered maltreatment as prisoners of war.For more information on this day in history, go here. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Pleated House / Megowan Architectural

first_imgArchitects: Megowan Architectural Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Tom Blachford+ 11Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” 2018 Year:  Pleated House / Megowan ArchitecturalSave this projectSavePleated House / Megowan Architectural Photographs:  Tom Blachford Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Lead Architects: “COPY” Clients:Kieron ChristEngineering:Meyer ConsultingStylist:Claire TaffeCity:HighettCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom BlachfordRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. How do you make a Pleat?  First you fold, then you heat.  A folded roof form and charred cypress cladding are the obvious highlights of this extension to an existing single storey weatherboard in beachy Highett.  Save this picture!© Tom BlachfordGiven the home was going to be built by a well-traveled roof plumber and his design aware partner, a simple flat roofed box out the back just wasn’t going to be an option.Save this picture!© Tom BlachfordEqually a homage to the folded plate roof forms familiar to midcentury modernism (Donald Wexler, Barry Berkus, Pierre Koenig to name a few) and the iconic bathing boxes which dot Port Phillip Bay, the folded roof was implemented to allow for clerestory windows to let light deep into the living spaces of the extension from the north, east and west.  The six different shaped clerestory windows were a key strategy to addressing the day lighting issues inherent in a south facing rear yard.Save this picture!© Tom BlachfordA large box gutter separates old from new and kept untidy spouting out of sight and out of mind.  The central valley of the roof form was centered on the existing entry to the home, thus framing a view to the family (and dog) sized rear yard.  Save this picture!© Tom BlachfordThe client personally and lovingly charred and oiled the cypress himself in the back yard and the grooving of the ship lapped cladding informed the dark grooved kitchen.  If you look close enough at the images you may even notice a charred cypress clad dog house!Save this picture!© Tom BlachfordSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Tom BlachfordTwo new bathrooms were created in the existing part of the house and some internal walls were repositioned to create one master suite with walk-through robe and two subsequent bedrooms.  Save this picture!© Tom BlachfordThe clients rave about the space and upon entering it’s easy to understand why.  The breeze through the house, simple approachable tactility of the materials, the even day lighting and large open doors and windows all produce the relaxing sense that you’ve just arrived to a beachside and carefree holiday.  Sitting around the indoor/outdoor servery, opening a bottle of wine, roasting some peppers and chatting with our lovely clients about some past travel adventures only completes the whole enviable lifestyle experience.  Save this picture!© Tom BlachfordProject gallerySee allShow lessApollo Bay House / Dock4 ArchitectureSelected ProjectsTree House / 6a ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914847/pleated-house-megowan-architectural Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914847/pleated-house-megowan-architectural Clipboard Photographs Christopher Megowan, Luciano Rodriguez, Jane Baker Manufacturers: Colorbond, Easycraft, Frencham Cypress, National Tiles, Tongue n Groove ArchDaily Pleated House / Megowan Architectural Australia CopyHouses, Renovation•Highett, Australia Projects CopyAbout this officeMegowan ArchitecturalOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationHighettAustraliaPublished on April 14, 2019Cite: “Pleated House / Megowan Architectural” 14 Apr 2019. 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Action Planning to host conference on leading charities through recession

first_img Howard Lake | 7 April 2009 | News Tagged with: Management recession Action Planning Fundraising consultancy Action Planning is holding a one-day conference in London next month entitled “Leading your charity through the recession.”It is designed to help chief executives, finance directors, fundraising directors, trustees and senior colleagues “to raise funds, manage investments, seize opportunities and lead change through the recession”. It takes place on 7 May at Central Hall, Westminster.It is being organised jointly by Action Planning, ACEVO, Charity Trustee Networks, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Stone King Sewell.Speakers include philanthropist and successful businesswoman Dame Steve Shirley; economist and founder of New Philanthropy Capital, Gavyn Davies; CFDG Chief Executive, Keith Hickey; ACEVO Chief Executive, Stephen Bubb; Martin Jervis, Managing Director of Blackbaud Europe; and Amnesty International UK Finance Director, Melvin Coleman, on preparing an action plan.The delegate fee is £140 for the first delegate and £70 for every additional place. This includes VAT, lunch, and a networking reception.www.actionplanning.co.uk/leadingcharities.pdf 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.center_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Action Planning to host conference on leading charities through recession AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Yorkshire Building Society launches fixed rate bond to help homeless youth

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Yorkshire Building Society has launched a fixed rate bond in support of the End Youth Homelessness (EYH) Covid-19 appeal.The one-year End Youth Homelessness Fixed Rate Bond will see savers receive a 0.70% gross p.a/AER interest rate, fixed until 30 June 2021. Yorkshire Building Society will make a one-off donation to the EYH Covid-19 Appeal of 0.10% of all balances held in the bonds after the account has been withdrawn from sale.The Society has been working in partnership with EYH since 2017, and to date the partnership has helped over 431 young people and 92 dependent children into their own rented homes and has raised over £1million.Yorkshire Building Society’s Chief Executive, Mike Regnier, said:“The impact that coronavirus is having across the country including the charity sector is unparalleled. This new account is a great way for the Society and our members to support the charity through this pandemic.”Nicholas Connolly, Managing Director for End Youth Homelessness, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 20 May 2020 | News Yorkshire Building Society launches fixed rate bond to help homeless youth Tagged with: COVID-19 Finance fundraising productscenter_img “This global pandemic hitting the UK means EYH charities now face extraordinary costs just to keep services staffed and young people healthy. We are desperately concerned that the Covid-19 crisis will prevent our services from running and leave young people unsupported, without food or worse. Meanwhile, our charities expect a significant drop in voluntary income this year.“That’s why the launch of the End Youth Homelessness Fixed Rate Bond is so important for homeless young people: it will raise vital funds to give even more young people a chance to escape homelessness and secure a safe place to call home.”  788 total views,  2 views today  789 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Uncertainty for Limerick farmers over ‘bombshell’ tax demand

first_imgNewsUncertainty for Limerick farmers over ‘bombshell’ tax demandBy Staff Reporter – December 5, 2016 921 Email Advertisement A NUMBER of Limerick farmers fear that they may go out of business after Revenue Commissioners issued tax demands to around 400 Kerry Co-op milk suppliers last week.The tax bills which range from €15,000 to €30,000 were issues in respect of patronage shares issued to farmers who supply 1,000 gallons of milk to Kerry Co-op each year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Farmers were asked to review their tax returns for the years 2011 to 2013 on the basis that they received the shares which should be factored in to income tax, USC and PRSI calculations.Interest and penalties would also be liable for unpaid taxes and farmers were given 21 days to reply.James O’Donnell, a county Limerick farmer who received notice from Revenue, says the tax implication amounted to an attack on the co-op movement.Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA)  last week, Mr O’Donnell said if it was to be followed through on all co-op shares “it would be an attack on the entire co-operative movement and totally against the fundamentals of family farms.”ICMSA President, John Comer, said that the organisation has been receiving many calls from hugely concerned Kerry suppliers regarding the “out of the blue” tax demand from the Revenue Commissioners.He said the ICMSA was examining the position and would be seeking further clarification from Revenue.Raising the matter in the Dáil last week, Limerick Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins said that while he “fully respects the work of the Revenue and their independence, but the issue comes after farm families have suffered with milk and beef prices being hugely depressed”.“This has been tremendously difficult for farmer families who were now being asked to find significant sums of money to pay to Revenue”.He called on the Government to clarify the interpretational change in the tax code by Revenue and to clarify the reasons and timing for such a change.“We need reassurance that the matter will be dealt with in a fair and proportionate manner,” he said.It is understood that the Revenue Commissioners will be asked to clarify the issue before the Oireachtas Finance Committee later this week. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img Previous article#WATCH Mid-West forum aims to avoid skills shortage in face of unprecedented job creation launchedNext articleJailed drug dealer loses court battle over Limerick council house Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter TAGSFarmersKerry cooplimerickshares Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Redistribution Of Unutilised Covid-19 Vaccines At Vaccination Centres: Chhattisgarh High Court To Consider Issue Tomorrow

first_imgNews UpdatesRedistribution Of Unutilised Covid-19 Vaccines At Vaccination Centres: Chhattisgarh High Court To Consider Issue Tomorrow Akshita Saxena18 May 2021 8:50 AMShare This – xThe Chhattisgarh High Court has decided to address the ‘important issue’ of non-utilization of Covid-19 vaccines that are left at vaccination centres at the end of a day. While hearing several intervention applications in its suo-moto case pertaining to the pandemic, a Division Bench of Justices Prashant Kumar Mishra and Parth Prateem Sahu was informed that the Chhattisgarh Government is distributing vaccines as per following quota: Frontline Workers: 20% of total available vaccinesAntyodaya Card Holders:12% of total available vaccines Below Poverty Line: 52% of total available vaccines Above Poverty Line: 16% of total available vaccines [Note: Earlier the Court had ordered the State Government to come out with a fresh vaccination distribution policy to ensure that maximum people are vaccinated in shortest possible time.] It was submitted that often it happens that the vaccine quantity allocated to one group remains unused and at the same time the quantity allotted to another group is exhausted and there is no policy for redistribution of such unutilized quantity for the benefit of other groups where more persons are willing to be vaccinated. It was stated that the Government policy is silent on this aspect and resultantly, there is a delay in the whole vaccination programme for the persons who are willing to be vaccinated, but could not get the vaccination because the quantity allocated to their category is exhausted on a given date. Responding to this, the State Government submitted that the unused vaccines for any particular category is redistributed, but the same is not reflected in the Government order dated 9th May, 2021. “State Government is keen to vaccinate the entire population of the State at the earliest, however, that Gowri depends on availability of vaccines,” the state counsel submitted. The Court has now fixed the case for hearing tomorrow, the enable the State Government to file an affidavit indicating its policy for redistribution of unutilized vaccines. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderTagsChhattisgarh High Court COVID-19 #Vaccine Policy Below Poverty Line Antyodaya Card Holders Next Storylast_img read more

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School characteristics of mesopelagic fish at South Georgia

first_imgIn this paper, we describe the variation in myctophid schools characteristics at South Georgia using multi-frequency acoustic data collected annually between November 2007 and January 2012. We studied the relationship between the proximity of land and the distribution and schooling characteristics of myctophid fish. We also examined patterns in schooling behaviour in relation to oceanographic data. Fish schools were identified using a dual-frequency dB identification method (Sv120−38 kHz), where negative Sv120−38 kHz is indicative of gas-bearing organisms, such as swimbladdered fish. Available net data were used to provide information on the meosopelagic fish community in the region. School morphometrics (e.g. length, thickness, area) data were extracted and pooled according to their distance from the shore (0–30 km, 30–60 km, 60–90 km, 90–120 km). A total of 578 schools were detected in the survey region and there was high variation in school backscattering strength (NASC), length, height, perimeter, depth and horizontal distribution between surveys, including distinct inter-annual variation in these parameters when surveys were conducted in the same season (2009–2012). Schools were distributed predominantly on-shelf (0–500 m isobaths) during some summer surveys (2007 and 2012) and predominantly off-shelf on others (>500 m isobaths; 2009, 2010 and 2011). There was also evidence of bathymetric separation in the horizontal distribution of schools. Schools observed in the late-season in 2008 had the greatest NASC, largest height and the deepest depth distribution. Most schools occurred at depths between ∼60–300 m, but they did not occupy the same water masses during each survey. Schools became progressively thinner, shallower and acoustically weaker with increasing distance to land, whilst school length and perimeter increased correspondingly. The change in fish schooling behaviour between environments could be a response to a combination of local predatory threats over short spatial/temporal scales and differences in oceanographic conditions, such as current velocity. The trend could also be evidence of spatial habitat partitioning of myctophids, with different schooling species, or different life-stages, orientating along a bathymetric gradient at South Georgia.last_img read more

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Hundreds of Walkers in Ocean City Raise Money for MS Awareness

first_imgCrowds gather for the start of the “Walk MS” fundraiser on the Boardwalk. By Donald WittkowskiOne of the biggest shocks that Lu Ann Parkin gave her family came in 2013, when she told everyone she was traveling by herself to South Korea.“No one could believe it,” said Parkin’s cousin, Rose Marie Quirk. “We all said, ‘Are you out of your mind?’’’Parkin, 58, of Millville, laughed at Quirk’s comments and said reassuringly that she had a great time on her trip.By now, Parkin’s family is becoming less and less surprised by what she wants to do. For instance, she is thinking of taking scuba diving lessons next.Showing her determination once again, Parkin, who has multiple sclerosis, joined hundreds of people Sunday on the Ocean City Boardwalk for the annual “Walk MS” benefit to raise money to fight the disease.Lu Ann Parkin, holding the sign, is joined by family members Marilinn Lacovara, Michelle Heckendorn and Rose Marie Quirk.Parkin, who uses a motorized scooter to get around, was diagnosed with MS in 1989, when she was only 30. She noted that her MS often causes numbness or tingling sensations and can also leave her feeling weak. She also deals with bouts of depression and fatigue.However, Parkin stressed that with her family’s support, “I try to do as much as I can.”“Nothing slows her down. She’s our rock star,” Quirk added. “No matter what, she’s always happy and upbeat. Nothing has stopped her from doing what she wants to do.”Quirk, of Egg Harbor Township, accompanied Parkin on the MS walk Sunday. They were joined by Parkin’s sister, Michelle Heckendorn, of Cherry Hill, and Quirk’s sister, Marilinn Lacovara, of Egg Harbor Township.They began the walk holding a handwritten sign that said, “Cousins Against MS.” They were dressed in orange baseball caps, orange scarves and orange flower necklaces. Orange is the color that symbolizes MS awareness. The word “Hope” was embroidered on their caps in sequins. It was Quirk who decorated the caps.According to the National MS Society, multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that “disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body.”A banner signed by dozens of walkers proclaims the ultimate goal in the fight against MS.MS is incurable. The cause remains unknown, although researchers suspect the disease is triggered by an unidentified environmental factor in a person who is genetically predisposed to MS.“The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted,” The National MS Society says on its website.Most people with MS do not become severely disabled or paralyzed, allowing them to continue to walk under their own power, or with some assistance from a cane, crutches or a walker, the website says.Linda Boyle, 57, of Cape May, was diagnosed with MS in 1992, but considers herself one of the lucky ones because she can still walk.“I don’t have an answer,” Boyle said of why she remains able to walk 25 years after her diagnosis. “I guess the man upstairs is helping me out. I feel very fortunate. I have a great support system through my family.”Linda Boyle, in black sweatshirt, and some of her supporters begin their walk on the Boardwalk.Boyle was joined by 25 friends and family members at the MS walk. Boyle’s sister, Denise Prendergast, of Cape May, said the entire family is inspired by her fight against MS.“We are so proud of her,” Prendergast said.In all, about 700 people participated in the MS walk in Ocean City. The National MS Society held 18 similar walks Sunday throughout South Jersey and the Delaware Valley to raise an estimated $1.5 million for MS-related programs.“It’s a rallying point for people living with MS, in addition to raising funds and awareness in the fight against MS,” said Nicole Lewis, an assistant vice president with Bike MS of the National MS Society.For its next major event in Ocean City, the National MS Society will hold its annual “City to Shore” fundraiser on Sept. 23 and 24. The event goes from Cherry Hill to Ocean City and attracts about 7,000 cyclists.last_img read more

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Cocomaya to open Heathrow pop-up shop

first_imgArtisan baker and chocolatier Cocomaya is set to open a pop-up shop this Easter at London Heathrow airport’s Terminal 5.The 200sq ft shop will sell a range of food, including its Vienna-style pastries, cakes, sandwiches, chocolate bars and truffles, as well as hot and cold drinks.It will be promoting its mini cakes for eating on the go with a takeaway coffee, and also its products as gifts for those travelling back home.The pop-up space will feature rotating brands, and has been designed to bring smaller, artisan brands into the airport.Cocomaya’s pop-up will be the first to launch, and will run until the summer.last_img read more

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