These bargain shares are on offer! I’d grab these future profits now

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images 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. There are plenty of bargain shares on offer in the current market. However, some of these stocks have all the hallmarks of classic value traps.With that in mind, here are three bargains shares that look to be on offer right now with the financial firepower to survive the coronavirus crisis.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…Bargain shares to buyAs bargain shares go, Investec (LSE: INVP) stands out. The asset manager looks cheap on all metrics. It is currently dealing at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 3 and a price-to-book (P/B) multiple of 0.4. That implies the whole business is worth 150% more than the current share price.Further, shares in the asset management and banking group are dealing at an EV/EBITDA multiple of 1.4. For some comparison, the rest of the investment banking and services industry is trading at an EV/EBITDA multiple of 10. This gives the stock a wide margin of safety at current levels.Put simply, Investec looks like a bargain. What’s more, the company is highly liquid and well capitalised according to its recent trading statements.With a potential upside of more than 100% when investor confidence returns, it could be worth taking a closer look at this bargain share before the rest of the market catches on.A return to growthAnother one of the bargain shares that have recently caught my eye is Capita (LSE: CPI). Capita has been struggling to turn itself around over the past few years, and analysts were expecting the group’s recovery to really take hold in 2020.However, the coronavirus crisis has set the group back. In a trading update at the end of March, the company announced that while it operates a range of core services that its clients depend on, some parts of the business will be adversely affected.The good news is that Capita has £450m of liquidity to see it through the crisis. On top of this, Capita’s order book at the end of 2019 was £6.7bn, and the company has been drafted in to help the government respond to the crisis.With plenty of capital to keep the lights on, as well as customers lined up when things return to normal, Capita’s long-term outlook is bright. With the stock trading at a P/E of below 3, based on 2019 earnings, there’s a good chance Capita could double or triple from current levels over the next few years.Gaming group888 Holdings (LSE: 888) is not particularly cheap as bargain shares go, but the stock does look cheap compared to history. Shares in the gaming group are dealing at a P/E of 11.7. That’s compared to the long term average of around 20.888 appears to be one of the few companies that will benefit from the coronavirus crisis. At the end of March, it reported its best day ever with a 20% jump in customer numbers as people stayed indoors.If this trend continues, the stock looks deeply undervalued as current levels. As well as its discount valuation, shares in 888 also support a dividend yield of 5.3%. It has a net cash balance of around $52m to support operations.However, unlike many other businesses, it doesn’t look as if 888 will have to dig into this reserve during the crisis.On a list of the market’s top bargain shares, 888 certainly stands out in the current market. 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. These bargain shares are on offer! I’d grab these future profits now Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 13th April, 2020 | More on: 888 CPI INVP center_img Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Post-Brexit investing: 4 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy now

first_img Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. 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” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 30th December, 2020 Manika Premsingh owns shares of Burberry. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Auto Trader and Burberry. 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 The Brexit deal is finally here. With its timely pre-Christmas release, it sounds like nothing short of a miracle considering the cloud of uncertainty we were all living under until very recently. The stock markets are clearly happy. The FTSE 100 index continues to rally as I write this Tuesday afternoon. Even though the continued pandemic may dent the euphoria, I reckon some shares will perform well because of this. Here are four of them: 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…#1. Auto Trader could see market improvementsDigital marketplaces are will only grow over time and Auto Trader can win just by being a well-run business in the segment. It has taken a financial hit this year, but it’s optimistic about its long-term prospects. So are investors in the stock, going by its share price performance. It has shown a strong comeback since the stock market crash and is now trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 36 times. With the Brexit deal done, it can get a further boost as prospects for the UK, its main market, improve.#2. Burberry could see post-Brexit stabilityWhile this FTSE 100 luxury brand and retailer has a significant global presence, Europe is an important market for it as well. Exact revenue from the continent is unknown, because it’s reported clubbed together with revenues from the Middle East, Africa, and India.All together they are 37% of the total, of which I’m guessing a non-trivial proportion is from Europe. With a Brexit deal in place, the threat of any loss of business on lack of regulatory clarity or higher taxes has now dissipated. The Chinese market, a big one for BRBY, is anyway on the upswing, as is its share price. With its European market now better placed too, 2021 can be a good year for the stock. #3. Segro to benefit from UK’s online shoppingThe FTSE 100 real estate investment trust, with interests in warehousing properties, released a positive trading update in late October. It has signed new contracts and its rental income is healthy too. With the uptrend in online shopping expected to continue, especially because of the pandemic, Segro’s fortunes can also be reasonably expected to move in that direction.This is even more so after Brexit, considering that it operates in the UK and some parts of Europe only. Better prospects for the UK can boost Segro’s business further.  #4. Persimmon to get Brexit boostFTSE 100 real estate stocks were among the biggest gainers last year when Boris Johnson won the UK general election with a clear majority. I reckon that with greater certainty on Brexit now, they can show even greater gains. If the stamp duty waiver is withdrawn, as currently planned, there will be a hit to the real estate market. But if the pandemic comes under control soon, it may only be a short-term one. PSN, with its share price performance and dividend yield, is my preferred stock among the real estate set.  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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Post-Brexit investing: 4 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy now 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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National Cathedral criticized for inviting Max Lucado to preach despite…

first_img [Episcopal News Service] Washington National Cathedral faces a growing backlash from some Episcopalians for inviting popular author and evangelical megachurch pastor Max Lucado as guest preacher Feb. 7 despite Lucado’s past statements against homosexuality and same-sex marriage.The cathedral, in a Feb. 3 Facebook promotion of Lucado’s upcoming sermon, describes the Texas-based minister as a bestselling author who will preach about “how God can bring calm to our chaos, and you won’t want to miss it.” By late Feb. 5, that post had generated more than 200 comments, a majority of them questioning the decision to turn the cathedral’s pulpit over to Lucado.Opponents of that decision also have circulated an online petition urging the cathedral to rescind its invitation to Lucado over his “fearmongering and dehumanizing messages.” They point specifically to a 2004 article in which Lucado calls homosexuality a “sexual sin” and outlines a biblical argument against gay marriage while suggesting it could open the door to legalizing polygamy or incest.Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith defended the decision in a written statement that the cathedral is providing to people who ask about the invitation to Lucado.“Our commitment to our LGBTQ brothers and sisters is unshakable and unchanged,” Hollerith said. “We believe the Gospel calls us to nothing short of full embrace and inclusion.” Hollerith continued that he understands the concerns about Lucado’s past statements on LGBTQ issues and doesn’t agree with those views, but “repairing the breach” starts with listening to people who disagree.“When we only engage with those with whom we agree on every issue, we find ourselves in a dangerous (and lonely) place,” Hollerith said. “My hope is that all churches and faith communities will find ways to open their doors to perspectives different from their own.”Critics, however, accuse cathedral leaders of taking a step away from The Episcopal Church’s support for LGBTQ inclusion by giving Lucado such a position of prominence in the cathedral’s online worship service.“I just think this is a staggering display of presumption on their part,” said Jim Naughton, a former canon for communications with the Diocese of Washington who served under then-Bishop John Chane from 2002 to 2009. Naughton, now a partner in Canticle Communications, spoke to Episcopal News Service by phone on Feb. 5.“Max Lucado does not have any problem making himself heard. He does not need the cathedral, the pulpit of Washington National Cathedral, to reach his audience,” Naughton said. “The issue is whether Washington National Cathedral wants to give its imprimatur to him and wants to extend the prestige of its pulpit. … I find it incredibly disrespectful.”In additional to selling more than 120 million copies of books on faithful living, Lucado is pastor of Oak Hills Church, a nondenominational megachurch in San Antonio, Texas, that once was affiliated with the Churches of Christ.“He was actually seen as kind of a progressive in those circles, but he was someone who, when he speaks up on something, certainly people listened, at least in that denomination,” said the Rev. Scott Zaucha, an Episcopal priest in Illinois who grew up in Dallas, Texas, in a Church of Christ family.Zaucha told ENS he was 23 and attending graduate school in Chicago, Illinois, in 2003 when he told his family he was gay. His parents responded to the news by saying they didn’t want him to come home, and when his church learned of his sexuality, it “disfellowshipped” him. His family kept in contact, but only to send him religious materials trying to convince him to renounce his homosexuality.“One of the articles that they sent me was a Max Lucado article from 2004,” he said.Seeing Lucado’s face appear this week on Washington National Cathedral’s Facebook page brought back old trauma, Zaucha said.“Frankly, that period of my life almost cost me my life. It was deeply traumatic, but with help, therapy, friends and The Episcopal Church, I was able to work my way through it,” he said. He fears that giving anti-gay religious leaders a wider platform could be devastating to members of the LGBTQ community who can’t find the kind of support that he found.“This theology has a body count,” he said. “Max Lucado’s theology has a body count, and it feels deeply disrespectful for an Episcopal church … to publicize Lucado without any mention of this.”Washington National Cathedral has increased its number of guest preachers during the pandemic because of the ease of including online contributions from notable faith leaders no matter where they are located.Hollerith’s statement doesn’t go into details about Lucado’s LGBTQ views, but it affirms the cathedral as “a house of prayer for all people, proudly so.”“That means this cathedral, and this pulpit, are big enough and strong enough to welcome pastors, rabbis, imams, clergy of every faith,” Hollerith said in the statement. “It does not mean we agree with everything they might believe, but it does mean that we exhibit and inhabit a sense of open handed welcome.”Cathedral spokesman Kevin Eckstrom told ENS that Lucado is one of several guest preachers invited to participate during the past year in the cathedral’s online services, which have been popular nationally during the coronavirus pandemic, attracting several thousand live viewers each Sunday. Other guests have included Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; historian Jon Meacham, an Episcopalian; sociologist Michael Eric Dyson, an ordained Baptist minister; and Bishop William Barber, a Disciples of Christ pastor and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign.Lucado was invited to share his wisdom on God and the Holy Spirit, not to preach about LGBTQ issues, Eckstrom underscored. “The cathedral takes its role seriously, and we recognize the prominence of the pulpit, but we also believe that the church is big enough to be able to encompass everyone, even in the areas we disagree.”Eckstrom said the cathedral had no plans to reconsider its invitation to Lucado, who will submit a prerecorded video for the online service. In response to an ENS inquiry to Lucado’s church seeking comment for this story, the pastor’s assistant said by email, “he considered it a high honor to be invited to speak at Washington National Cathedral.”It won’t be the first time Lucado has preached in an Episcopal church. He has done so several times at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, which is The Episcopal Church’s largest congregation by membership and attendance.“This phenomenal congregation provides hope and help to thousands,” Lucado said of St. Martin’s in Facebook post promoting his most recent sermon there, in March 2019. The Rev. Russell Levenson, St. Martin’s rector, calls Lucado a friend.“I’ve known him for years now,” Levenson told ENS. “I would say he’s one of the most loving and engaging of the pastors that I’ve ever known.”Levenson added that he thinks Lucado shares the view that everyone should be welcomed in the church, gay or straight, but Levenson and Lucado both draw the line at supporting same-sex marriage. Levenson does not officiate same-sex weddings at St. Martin’s, but he has helped gay and lesbian couples find other churches that offer those rites. Levenson said that while he’s personally conservative on the issue, he’s “happy to be in a church that allows same-sex marriage.”Levenson also preached at Washington National Cathedral, at the December 2018 funeral of President George H.W. Bush. He was unaware of the controversy around Lucado’s upcoming sermon at Washington National Cathedral until contacted about it by ENS.“Frankly, it kind of baffles the mind,” he said. “We’re going to be a church that moves toward full inclusion in every direction, or we’re not.” And he lamented over “these absolutely ridiculous battles over culture wars that frankly have no place in the beating heart of the church.”Naughton doesn’t deny there is room in The Episcopal Church for the full range of beliefs among Jesus’ followers, but he thinks cathedral leaders aren’t simply promoting conversations across difference by inviting Lucado to preach.“They aren’t choosing to have a lecture series that has diverse views. They’re putting an anti-gay preacher in their pulpit in the context of an Episcopal liturgy,” he said.Some commenters on Facebook also pointed out that the ashes of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student who was murdered in 1998 in Wyoming, were interred at the cathedral in 2018.Zaucha, who serves as rector at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, Illinois, said he first learned about The Episcopal Church after the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire was elected the first openly gay bishop in the church in 2003. “I knew it was a safe place,” said Zaucha, who was confirmed in 2006 and ordained to the priesthood in 2018. He and his husband have been married four years and have six children.“I think conversation across difference is important,” he said, adding that he thinks institutions like the cathedral may overlook the risks to the LGBTQ community. “I have watched over and over and over … a willingness to reach out to people who harm LGBTQ persons without an acknowledgement of the harm that’s being caused. We are not up for debate. Our dignity is not up for debate. My dignity is not up for debate.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Two hundred attend Boston premiere of ‘Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary’

first_imgChuck Turner inspires crowd on Mumia’s life, Nov. 1. WW photo: Alberto Barreto CardonaIn an inspiring event Nov. 1 at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury’s Dudley Square, the heart of Boston’s African-American community, about 200 people, many of them Boston school bus drivers, attended the Boston premiere of the documentary film “Mumia Abu-Jamal: Long Distance Revolutionary.” The event was emceed by Miya X of the Women’s Fightback Network.The first of three introductory speakers was Andre Francois, chief steward of Steelworkers Local 8751 and one of the suspended Boston School Bus Union 5. Francois hailed Mumia’s revolutionary determination to fight for justice and connected it to the fight to stop the attack on their union and its leaders by international union-buster Veolia Corporation, which took over the Boston school bus contract in July.The featured speaker of the evening was Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner on his first day of freedom after serving time on a political frameup by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney General’s office. Turner’s prosecution was motivated by his tireless fight against racism and advocacy for the African-American community.Many members of the community came out to wish Chuck well on his first day of freedom. Community members prepared a celebration cake reading, “Welcome Home Chuck, we love you — the Community.” Chuck described the U.S. as evil in its actions at home and abroad, and hailed union leaders Kirschbaum and Gillis as being revolutionary in the same sense as Mumia.The final speaker was Monica Moorehead from Millions for Mumia, a project of the International Action Center. Moorehead participated in a video interview with Mumia in 1996 while he was on death row. Segments of that video are included in the documentary.Moorehead outlined the role of the decisive mass movement in saving Mumia from legal lynching by the repressive state of Pennsylvania, starting with the 10,000-strong march on Aug. 12, 1995, in Philadelphia when Mumia was scheduled to be executed on Aug. 17. Other important events, numbering in the thousands, eventually led to his death sentence being overthrown and removing him from death row. It is the continuing mass struggle that will win Mumia’s final freedom from life in prison.The film itself showed and explained Mumia’s extraordinary life journey starting when he joined the Black Panther Party at the age of 14, as a journalist against racist police brutality, to his almost 32 years in prison as the “Voice of the Voiceless.” The documentary, directed by Stephen Vittoria and produced by Street Legal Cinema in association with Prison Radio and Noelle Hanrahan, included interviews and testimonials from dozens of prominent individuals attesting to Mumia’s extraordinary dedication as a revolutionary.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union Gives Back for the Holidays

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS “We’ve been able to reach out to families in need,” said Rhonda Newborg, Vice President of Member Services at the Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union. “It’s really what the credit union does – we reach in to communities and help people.”The Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union has three local branches – Covina, Pasadena and Vernon. The credit union collaborated with the El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce to arrange these anonymous holiday gifts for a family in need. They received gift cards to grocery stores, warm clothes, skinny jeans and monetary donations.“It shows that somebody cares about them and it’s perfect this time of year,” said Christine Knight, Director of Membership and Marketing at the El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce.El Monte is the approximate center of the credit union’s membership area and described as the “gateway to the San Gabriel Valley.” The gifts will be presented to the family at the Mountain View School District in time for Christmas.“I want you to know how impactful this is to our community – it’s one family but it affects our whole community,” said Lillian Maldonado French, Mountain View School District Superintendent. “It’s a joyous time of the year but, when there’s need at home, it can be difficult.”The credit union will continue to serve as a resource for local families by providing financial literacy classes on credit scores, budgeting and loans in both Spanish and English.To learn more about the Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union and financial literacy classes call (877) 297-4707 or visit their website http://www.mypsfcu.org. You can also stay in touch with them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mypsfcu, Twitter: @PasadenaServFCU, and Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/pasadena-service-federal-credit-union-pasadena. Visit PSFCU’s offices at 670 N. Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107, their Vernon branch at 2529 S. Santa Fe Ave. Vernon, CA 90058, or their Covina branch at 301 E. Rowland St. Covina, CA 91723. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Top of the News 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Giving Back Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union Gives Back for the Holidays From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | 2:28 pmcenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community Newslast_img read more

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Shannon facing Christmas chaos

first_imgTwitter SHANNON airport is facing disruption with transatlantic flights being cancelled because of Super Storm  Sandy and plans by Aer Lingus staff to take strike action which could disrupt all airport services.Staff at  Aer Lingus are planning to strike for two hours on November 19 in an ongoing dispute over a pension fund shortfall. The action is likely to take the form of a series of work stoppages ranging from one hour to 24-hour suspension of services. IMPACT said its members are prepared to down tools as well until the dispute is resolved.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And union representatives have warned that the action could escalate, casting a doubt over Christmas travel plans.Meanwhile, United Airlines flights Shannon flights to and from Newark were not operating yesterday (Wednesday) but Aer Lingus flights to JFK airport were operating as normal.Intending passengers are being asked to check the airlines’ website.Employees of the Dublin Airport Authority are also affected by the shortfall in the pension fund. Strike action was announced this week after talks at the Labour Relations Commission collapsedUnions representing administrative staff as well as cabin crew estimated that up to 3,000 workers might join the first of what could be a series of stoppages to force the airline’s hand.“Should there a be failure to engage, there will be a ramping up. This is not just a once off,” said Brian Gormley, regional officer of the Unite union which represents 200 maintenance staff at the airline.The DAA and Aer Lingus pension scheme had a €700 million deficit at the end of last year.A series of talks over several months at the LRC has failed to find a compromise solution between the parties. SIPTU, representing 2,764 Aer Lingus workers, excluding pilots, deferred threatened strike action earlier this month to allow negotiations on the pensions issue to take place at the LRC. However, those talks ended when the LRC indefinitely adjourned the talksRyanair, the largest shareholder in Aer Lingus with a 30 percent holding, has offered to lease aircraft to its rival to enable it to avoid flight disruptions during the November 19 day of industrial action.Aer Lingus currently operates four flights out of Shannon on its winter schedule, to the US and Britain. If agreement is not reached and the action escalates into December, Christmas homecoming plans could be disrupted for thousands of passengers. Facebook NewsLocal NewsShannon facing Christmas chaosBy admin – November 1, 2012 672 Previous articleDeadline approaches for CPA educational bursary competitionNext articleWidow warm again thanks to Post readers admin Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin WhatsApp Print Emaillast_img read more

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Calls for action on rent crisis

first_imgFacebook Advertisement TAGSHousingLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Previous articleArty party town and country….Next articleComedian Damian Clarke is the people’s champion Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RENT prices in Limerick City are now 20.3 per cent higher than this time last year.And local politicians are now calling on the Government to introduce a series of rent control initiatives including the city’s designation as a rent control area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The latest Daft.ie Rental Report shows that rents have risen inexorably for the past six years with record levels being set for the tenth consecutive quarter.Limerick Labour Party TD and former Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan has called for nationwide control on rents which should be linked to the cost of living.She believes that two years after legislation was introduced to create the Rent Pressure Zone System, it is clear that it is not working. She has called on the government to open its eyes and take action.“Quite simply, Rent Pressure Zones are not working and must be scrapped. What we need instead is a nationwide control on rents that links them to the cost of living as Labour proposed in a Bill that was voted down by the Government more than two years ago.“I would now go further, because the situation is so desperate for so many people, and impose a freeze on increases until there is some stability in the market, particularly in our cities,” said Deputy O’Sullivan.Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan called on Housing Minster Eoghan Murphy to introduce rent certainty.“Renters in Limerick are continuing to see their rents spiral out of control, as Fine Gael refuse to take radical action to address the problem. Limerick has been particularly hard hit with huge rent increases. These figures show that the average rent in Limerick City is now €1,151 per month,” he said.“This is a ridiculous situation. How on earth are people looking to rent in Limerick City supposed to afford such an increase in rent in one year? The Minister’s failure to get to grips with the crisis in the rental sector continues to heap pressure on struggling renters and effectively locks low-income earners out of the rental market.”Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea was also of the view that the Rent Pressure Zone System introduced by Government needs to be expanded to include Limerick City where in the past year there have been average rent increases of over 20 per cent.“While the Rent Pressure Zone System hasn’t done much to slow down the rate of increases in the price of rent across Ireland, with the highest increase of any city in the last 12 months, Limerick urgently needs to have rent controls in place.“The Minister has consistently told me that rents are not going up fast enough in Limerick to justify being included in the Rent Pressure Zone System. These new figures give the lie to that,” said Deputy O’Dea.Economist Ronan Lyons insists that rents are rising because demand far outstrips supply.“Looking in the future, this pressure is not going away any time soon. Demographics — in particular falling household size but also population growth and urbanisation ‐ mean that the country needs not only far more new homes each than are currently being built but also that these new homes are predominantly urban apartments. The majority of those new urban apartments will be for the rental sector, either market or social. That is what the country’s housing system needs. The question now is whether it will get it,” he concluded. Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Email Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsHousingPoliticsCalls for action on rent crisisBy Alan Jacques – November 16, 2018 2102 Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedinlast_img read more

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Plant Operations Worker

first_imgRequired Qualifications:High School Diploma and one (1) year of experience required. Two(2) years of experience, preferred.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of multiple hand and power toolsKnowledge of cleaning solvents and other cleaningmaterialsKnowledge of the security practice for the buildingsBasic knowledge of the HVAC controlsKnowledge of painting techniquesGeneral knowledge of drywall maintenanceCustomer service skillsBasic computer skillsInterpersonal skillsAbility to work varied hours and schedules, including nights,weekends and holidaysAbility to read and follow a event diagramAbility to assess and calculate setup and breakdown times inthe event of multiple, concurrent and future event setupsAbility to communicate effectively, both orally and inwritingAbility to assess the Chair Count/ Classroom SuppliesChartAbility to read and understand work orders and deliverytickets Plant Operations WorkerLocation:Multiple Campus Locations, Multiple Campus LocationsFarmersville, Texas, 75442United StatesWe are searching for an experienced Plant Operations Worker.Job Purpose:Perform customer service tasks for faculty, staff, students and thepublic. Receive and complete incoming work orders in an efficientand timely manner. Assist maintenance personnel, when needed andassist in maintaining building operations and security of thedistrict.Plant Operations Staff are considered critical to the operation andsecurity of the district in all conditions and, therefore, areexpected to report for duty as usual during emergency weatherclosures and be flexible to work varied hours and schedulesincluding nights, weekends, and holidays.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Perform customer service tasks for faculty, staff and/orstudents, including building and door locking/unlocking, makingtemperature adjustments and carrying/lifting boxes to/from vehiclesand offices.Perform event set-ups and event breakdowns. Move tables,chairs, platforms and podiums to provide assistance for conferenceroom activities and other special events. Assist in preventativemaintenance of equipment and assist in the upkeep of a cleanlearning and working environment. Maintain event setup schedule andassist with last minute event changes and modifications.Receive and complete written work orders or verbal instructionsfrom supervisor, including minor drywall repair and painting.Operate gas/electric powered cleaning equipment such assweepers, blowers, industrial polishers, power washers, etc., asneeded.Remove all bulk trash/recycle materials to appropriatecontainers/exterior dumpster and perform light cleaning, asneeded.Deliver received packages to pre-marked locations Log entriesand obtain signatures for items delivered. Sort and deliver dailyincoming mail, as needed.Assist maintenance personnel, as needed.May be required to operate two-way radio for communications.May be required to replace defective lamps, bulbs, and/or ballastsas needed.Move district-owned office furniture and effects, as needed,including classroom inventory.Report plumbing, electrical or building repairs to supervisorin a timely manner.Perform other duties as assigned.Perform all duties to maintain all standards in accordance withcollege policies, procedures and Core Values. Physical Demands and Working Conditions:Medium Work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forceconstantly having to move objects. Positions in this classtypically include talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing,walking and repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, andreaching, climbing and balancing, plus pushing, pulling andlifting. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts,odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extremetemperatures, inadequate lighting and intense noises. Occasionalexposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.Occasional outside work. Frequent physical effort required.***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidateswill be subject to a criminal background check.***The intent of this job description is to provide arepresentative summary of the types of duties and responsibilitiesthat will be required of the positions given this title and shallnot be construed as a declaration of the specific duties andresponsibilities of any particular position. Employees may berequested to perform job-related tasks other than thosespecifically presented in this description. Fair Labor StandardsAct (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employeractively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will considerreasonable accommodations.Employment Type: Full-time StaffCompensation Type: AnnualCompensation Range: $28,807.00 – 33,128.00For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783or [email protected] .Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) toall employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability orgenetics.last_img read more

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Audio Tour App Detour Steers You Away from the Typical Tourist Traps

first_imgI’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to. Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point! A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised? And when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing.center_img Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. Everyone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera.last_img read more

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Council Approves $18.5 Million Funding Package for Citywide Projects

first_imgCouncil’s 6-0 vote gives a boost to the largest capital improvement plan in the city’s history. By Donald WittkowskiCity Council gave final approval Tuesday night for an $18.5 million bond ordinance to finance road construction, drainage upgrades, dredging projects and other public improvements that represent a major piece of Mayor Jay Gillian’s 2017 capital plan.Voting 6-0 on the funding package, Council has been working hand-in-hand with Gillian’s administration on what is shaping up as the largest capital improvement program in Ocean City history.In February, Council authorized $12 million in bonds as another major source of funding for the mayor’s plan. Combined with the bond package approved Tuesday, the city has approved more than $31 million in capital funding this year.Gillian has placed a heavy emphasis on road construction, drainage upgrades, dredging projects and the Boardwalk’s ongoing rehabilitation to help overhaul parts of the city’s infrastructure that are decades old.The $18.5 million bond ordinance will underwrite a litany of projects that will get underway later this year, said Frank Donato, the city’s chief financial officer.The lion’s share of the funding, or $9.7 million, will go toward road, alley, drainage and bulkhead construction throughout town. Another $6.5 million is targeted for dredging projects in the shallow lagoons and back bays.City officials, along with dredging consultant ACT Engineering Inc., plan to hold a town hall meeting on June 3 at the Ocean City Tabernacle to announce which areas of the bayfront will be dredged this year.Dredging projects to clear out the clogged lagoons and channels are a major part of the funding plan.In a separate vote Tuesday, Council approved a $370,000 contract with ACT Engineering that continues the company’s role overseeing the dredging program.ACT Engineering will develop plans for short-term dredging projects that can be done this year, as well as long-range plans for clearing out the city’s silt-choked lagoons and channels.“The biggest part of what they do is to search for more permanent dredging solutions,” city spokesman Doug Bergen explained of ACT Engineering.Some lagoons are so clogged that boat owners and fishermen are often trapped at their docks or can only navigate the waterways at high tide. Gillian has labeled the shallow lagoons as a threat to property values, local marinas and public safety.Meanwhile, the rest of the funding in the $18.5 million bond ordinance will pay for an array of smaller projects, including parking improvements, upgrades to the beaches, a dune maintenance program and repairs to City Hall. Two parking lots will be upgraded, at the Transportation Center at 10th Street and Haven Avenue and the public boat ramp on Tennessee Avenue.The city will also use the bond ordinance to buy a 100-foot ladder truck for the fire department. Also included in the funding package are communications and IT upgrades citywide, including the fire department, Donato said in a presentation to Council.last_img read more

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