Penny stocks: 3 UK shares I’d buy now

first_imgPenny stocks: 3 UK shares I’d buy now I’ve been hunting for unloved penny stocks with the potential to deliver impressive gains. As the economy continues to return to normal, I think these three companies I’m looking at today could perform well.Back on trackSmiths News (LSE: SNWS) is the UK’s largest newspaper and magazine wholesaler. The firm supplies around 55% of the market, including many airports and railway stations.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…Covid-19 hit retail sales last year. But the company’s financial situation remained stable, with underlying operating profit down by just 5% to £18.9m. Smiths also took another big step forward with the sale of the loss-making Tuffnells courier business.Having steadied the ship, management feels confident they’ll be able to restart dividend payments this year. Analysts’ forecasts suggest a payout of 1.6p per share, giving this penny stock a useful 3.9% yield.Smiths News’ shares currently trade on just five times forecast earnings. I think they deserve a higher valuation, but there’s a risk here — sales of printed newspapers and magazines are in decline. I don’t see this changing, so the business could face additional challenges over the coming years.Despite this, I’d be happy to buy Smiths News today. I’d aim to hold the stock until it reaches a more normal valuation.Household favouritesSales of bread, cakes and other baked goods from supermarkets soared in 2020. One of the UK’s largest suppliers of these products is penny stock Finsbury Food (LSE: FIF).Although the company suffered from the closure of the hospitality trade, pre-tax profit for 2020 was only about 5% lower than during the 2019 financial year.Trading has continued to strengthen as the UK has started to reopen. In an update at the end of May, Finsbury said pre-tax profit for the year ending 26 June is now expected to be around 10% higher than in 2019.My main concern is that this business is always likely to face pressure on prices from its big supermarket customers. However, Finsbury’s improving performance and strong market share suggest to me the company is hitting the right notes with customers.Finsbury shares are trading on just 11 times forecast earnings and management plan to resume dividends this year. I think the shares still have plenty of room to grow and I’d be happy to buy at this level.This penny stock is performing well onlineCar dealership groups like Pendragon (LSE: PDG) were forced to close their showrooms during lockdown, with only service departments remaining open for essential repairs.Happily, it seems that many of us are now happy to buy cars online. During the first three months of 2021 — when the UK was in lockdown — Pendragon delivered 40,000 vehicles. That’s only 11% fewer than during the same period in 2020, when showrooms were open for all but one week.Profits are improving too, thanks to a restructuring programme. Pendragon is expected to report an adjusted pre-tax profit of £29m for 2021, up from just £8.2m in 2020.I can see two main risk today. Firstly, the global semiconductor chip shortage could disrupt the supply of new cars. Secondly, I think there’s a risk the UK economy could slump when Covid support measures are withdrawn.Despite these concerns, Pendragon shares look affordable to me on 10 times forecasts earnings. I’d consider buying at this level, as I’m impressed by the company’s turnaround progress. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! 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Roland Head | Sunday, 13th June, 2021 | More on: FIF PDG SNWS Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pendragon. 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. See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

Stuart Lancaster named new England Head Coach

first_imgThursday Mar 29, 2012 Stuart Lancaster named new England Head Coach After week’s of speculation, Stuart Lancaster was earlier today named as the new England Head Coach, following on from a good period in charge as interim coach during the Six Nations. He will be on board until after the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with his contract expiring in January 2016.– Video courtesy of rugbymedia.co.uk ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error random Related Articles 445 WEEKS AGO Steve Hansen discusses Andrew Hore incident… 446 WEEKS AGO Italy vs Australia – Live stream 446 WEEKS AGO Catch up with Ken Cowen and School of Hard… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Vaucluse House / MHN Design Union

first_img France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/221649/vaucluse-house-mpr-design-group Clipboard “COPY” 2010 ArchDaily CopyHouses•France “COPY” Vaucluse House / MHN Design Union CopyAbout this officeMHN Design UnionOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesFrancePublished on April 02, 2012Cite: “Vaucluse House / MHN Design Union” 02 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Vaucluse House / MHN Design UnionSave this projectSaveVaucluse House / MHN Design Unioncenter_img Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 23 Share Architects: MHN Design Union Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Houses Photographs:  Brett Boardman  Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsThe concept for this house was to reflect the topography and landform of the Sydney Habour basin. The house is expressed as a series of horizontal layers – the sandstone clad base echoes the stone cliffs that hug the inlets of Sydney Harbour.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe upper stories of planar white rendered forms respond to the strong northern light found in the southern hemisphere. Between the cantilevered white planes, full height low-E glazing captures the dramatic harbour views whilst maintaining a thermally efficient internal environment.Save this picture!sectionThere was a conscious decision to contrast precise man made materials such as steel and glass with natural materials such as the locally hewn sandstone.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanLocated in a small scale suburban street, the four storey residence incorporates its primary living areas on the top floor taking advantage of 180 degree views of the city and harbour. With exposure to the north and west and the ability to open up completely to the outside, the house has effective cross ventilation negating the use of air conditioning.Project gallerySee allShow lessSaint-Michel Soccer Center / Côté Leahy Cardas ArchitectsArticlesVideo: 1920s New YorkArticles Share Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/221649/vaucluse-house-mpr-design-group Clipboardlast_img read more

K + S Selected to Design New “Skärvet” Neighborhood in Växjö

first_imgCopyStockholm-based Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects (K + S) has won first prize in a competition to design the “Skärvet” urban neighborhood in Växjö, Sweden. A starting point for Bäckaslöv, a long term vision for a sustainable community by developer Skanska, the new neighborhood will take shape along the railway line connecting Växjö to Norra Bergundasjon. Save this picture!© K + STimber facades, varying in color and texture, will be anchored by ground floor commercial space and provide up to 190 residential units, elderly housing and a school, all of which will be centered around an existing, forested park. “The block is given a unique urban character, combined with a small-scale, diverse architectural timber expression,” described K+S.Save this picture!Park. Image © K + SSave this picture!Sections. Image © K + S“Innovative, yet proven solutions, enable the spaces to be inhabited to their full potential across the hours of the day,” added K+S. “The roof of the school and elderly housing becomes a vivid space – as much a schoolyard as a lush roof garden. During the daytime, the park space will mainly be inhabited by the school. During the evenings and weekends, it is a space for play and community, characterized by greenery, nature and diversity.”Save this picture!Program Diagram. Image © K + SCompetitionSkärvet Neighborhood Block in VäxjöAwardFirst PrizeArchitectsKjellander SjöbergLocationVäxjö, SwedenDirectorLena ViterstedtDesign TeamOla Kjellander, Saki Azodi, Gabriel Johannesson, Jakub Jílek, Sylvia Neiglick, Stefan SjöbergDeveloperSkanskaArea20000.0 sqmProject Year2014PhotographsK + SCompetitionSkärvet Neighborhood Block in VäxjöAwardFirst PrizeLocationVäxjö, SwedenProject Year2014PhotographsK + SArea20000.0 m2Image gallerySee allShow lessRogers Partners and PWP’s Constitution Gardens Redesign Approved for National MallArchitecture NewsA House Named Fred / in situ studioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Växjö, SwedenLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share K + S Selected to Design New “Skärvet” Neighborhood in Växjö Architecture Competitions “COPY” ArchDaily Copy#TagsArchitecture CompetitionsResidential ArchitectureHousingVäxjöHousingResidentialText Message HtmlCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “K + S Selected to Design New “Skärvet” Neighborhood in Växjö” 19 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Save this picture!Park . Image © K + SWritten by Karissa RosenfieldOctober 19, 2014 Share K + S Selected to Design New “Skärvet” Neighborhood in VäxjöSave this articleSaveK + S Selected to Design New “Skärvet” Neighborhood in Växjö ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/558828/k-s-selected-to-design-new-skarvet-neighborhood-in-vaxjo Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/558828/k-s-selected-to-design-new-skarvet-neighborhood-in-vaxjo Clipboardlast_img read more

Bilkent University Student Residences / FXCollaborative

first_img Bilkent University Student Residences / FXCollaborative Projects Photographs CopyAbout this officeFXCollaborativeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsankaraOn FacebookAnkaraTurkeyPublished on December 28, 2019Cite: “Bilkent University Student Residences / FXCollaborative” 27 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930932/bilkent-university-student-residences-fxcollaborative Clipboard 2019 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Basalt Stone Panels, McNeel, Schuco, Travertine Stone Panels, Zinc Roofing / Standing SeamDesign Team:Nicholas Garrison, Mark Nusbaum, Juan De Marco, Cristina Rodríguez-Vázquez, Daniel Piselli, Toby Snyder, Frank Lindemann, Tongchol Son, Reed Langhofer, Lennox Brown, Nicholas CoffeeClients:Bilkent UniversityConstruction:Bilbak Construction CompanyEngineering:Dagher Engineering, Kinaci Engineering Company, Yurdakul Engineering Company, Okutan Engineering CompanyLandscape:Mark K. Morrison AssociatesCity:AnkaraCountry:TurkeyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Thomas MayerRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Sited along a gentle slope, this co-educational residence provides much-needed student housing for Bilkent University’s main campus in western Ankara. The constricted project site, adjacent to another, older student residence building, led the design team to distribute the program in an L-shaped configuration to create a courtyard between the two structures. The longer of the new building’s two wings is adjacent to, and as far as possible from, the existing dormitory, allowing ample sunlight to reach the courtyard.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerThe building is deeply inspired by the Passive House Standard, utilizing ample insulation, thermal bridge mitigation, enhanced airtightness measures, triple glazing, and energy recovery ventilation. Each façade is designed to optimize its specific solar orientation. A nearly one meter depth on the east- and west-facing façades provides interior shading, and external shading devices protect a south-facing curtain wall. All spaces rely on natural ventilation and passive cooling.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Thomas MayerA syncopated façade pattern avoids creating the typical gridded institutionalized aesthetic, and accommodates room modules that are slightly wider than that which is typical for student housing. Tuned to the local climate and clad in Turkish travertine and basalt stone, the student residence is in harmony with its environment—both physically and aesthetically.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerSave this picture!© Thomas MayerProject gallerySee allShow lessPizzeria Pomidoros / Paliychuk Olga DesignSelected ProjectsArsenal 108 Building / SIA arquitectura + Manuel Aires MateusSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Ankara, Provincia de Ankara, TurkeyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Photographs:  Thomas Mayer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Bilkent University Student Residences / FXCollaborativeSave this projectSaveBilkent University Student Residences / FXCollaborative Save this picture!© Thomas Mayer+ 36Curated by Paula Pintos Sharecenter_img Apartments Year:  CopyApartments•Ankara, Turkey Area:  247000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930932/bilkent-university-student-residences-fxcollaborative Clipboard Architects: FXCollaborative Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Turkeylast_img read more

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The battles of history

first_imgThe events surrounding Charlottesville, Va., have a resonance far beyond the borders of Old Dominion. Even though they began as a strictly local affair, they quickly assumed a national character, because this strictly local event stems from the nation’s history — a history that remains not only contested but bitterly unresolved.That history, of course, is the toxic poison of white supremacy, and the trigger thereof — African slavery, the intentional, centuries-long economic, social, communal and psychic exploitation of Africans for the financial and psychological benefits of the white nation. This toxin has tainted the bloodstream of the nation and infected all segments of society. It was integral to the very development of whiteness as a core identity for millions of people who call themselves “Americans.”As we look at protests rolling throughout the country, the first thing we must recognize is that this isn’t about monuments. Nor is it about the Civil War.It is about the Present. It is about how this country will define itself, how it sees itself and how it understands its future.But history, true history, is more about today than yesterday. For it is the pathway to tomorrow, and it lives or dies in the minds of the young who learn, or unlearn, how this country came to be, and what role they play in the days to come.The great Black freedom fighter Malcolm X repeatedly said, “Of all our studies, history best rewards our research.” He knew this not only because he was taught this by his teacher (the Honorable Elijah Muhammad), but because he learned this in the very expression of his life. As a state prisoner and a man so hated that he was called “Satan,” his learning of a deeper history of Black people literally made him a new man. It gave him confidence, it turned his loathing into loving, it gave him purpose — and perhaps more importantly, perspective.Perspective. How to look at the world. How to interpret it. How to understand why things are the way they are. That’s the real value of history.It teaches perspective of now, not then.And that’s the reason why monuments, turned green by oxidation and pigeon poop, are seemingly at the center of these controversies.The Trump presidency signaled a great leap backwards. It was the expression of a deep, profound fear of the future, of change, of transformation. So, they hold on to yesterday, invoking tradition, as if the central tradition of America wasn’t — and isn’t — Black slavery, which launched the country into an economic and world power.Charlottesville is thus a turning point — a pivot point upon which the nation turns back or moves forward, creating a new history.This, only the people of America can, and will, decide.U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent the last 30 years in prison, almost all of it in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s Death Row. He is an internationally acclaimed writer and journalist; an organizer and inspiration in the movement against mass incarceration. At the time of his arrest he was a member of the Philadelphia Black Panther Party and supporter of the MOVE organization.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pasadena Unified School District School Year Begins August 14

first_img More Cool Stuff 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. Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Uncategorized Pasadena Unified School District School Year Begins August 14 STEAM Magnet Academy, Implementation of Common Core Standards, Twilight School Among New Initiatives Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 11:32 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business News HerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeauty 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img As children in Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre return to school, there are a number of new programs and initiatives that solidify the credentials of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) as a district committed to 21st Century Learning.“The district’s wide range of new and existing academic offerings demonstrate that starting with the first day of school PUSD is committed to providing a high quality education for every student walking through our doors,” said PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry.PUSD’s boldest initiative is the opening of the Washington STEAM Magnet Academy (formerly known as Washington Middle School). The Washington STEAM Magnet Academy is unlike any other in the state, utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to learning with hands-on science, technology, engineering and math plus art and design emphasizing innovation. The school is supported by the STEAM Community Alliance, a group of leading Pasadena area institutions such as Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Art Center College of Design, Kidspace Museum, the city of Pasadena and many more. To learn more about the new school visit www.steam-academy.pasadenausd.org.All PUSD middle schools are creating signature programs to better prepare students for future success in a dynamic world. Another of these new middle school initiatives beginning in 2013-2014 is the Advanced Studies Program at Wilson Middle School. Participating students in this rigorous academic program are enrolled in core subject honors courses, deepening students’ knowledge and laying the foundation for students to take Advanced Placement classes in high school.The new Common Core Standards will be introduced in district classrooms this year after a multi-year process of preparation and rewriting the district curriculum. Adopted by 45 states including California, the Common Core Standards describe clearly and consistently the knowledge and skills that young people need to be successful in college and careers. The rewritten curriculum incorporates these standards and 21st Century Learning skills, meeting the desires of the Greater Pasadena area community for graduates prepared for college and career success and able to contribute to our democratic society.“We are putting into practice the belief that true learning is more than the simple acquisition of content; we are teaching students to understand what they learn it so that they can transfer that knowledge to other situations,” said Superintendent Gundry. For more information on PUSD’s transition to the Common Core, please visit www.common-core-standards.pasadenausd.org.Launching in September, PUSD’s Twilight School program will give high school students who are behind in credits or have a grade of D or F on their transcript a chance to make up credits and improve their grade-point average. The Twilight School is designed for students who were previously unable to participate in credit or grade recovery programs due to space limitations. Twilight School will take place in three 10 to 12 week trimesters throughout the school year. Classes are two days a week, three hours each evening–typically from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the PUSD Education Center in Pasadena.“Twilight School expands options for our struggling students,” stated Superintendent Gundry. “Now many more students can make up missed credits and remediate low grades—graduating on time and qualifying for college admissions.”In addition to these new programs, the district’s signature programs continue to grow and gain traction in the community:• Dual Language Immersion programs in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese grow to fifth grade this year with plans in place for middle and high school.• The district’s state recognized transitional kindergarten program expands to Longfellow Elementary School this year in addition to Washington Elementary, McKinley School, Jefferson Elementary and Willard Elementary where the program is currently.• PUSD’s College and Career Pathways continue to offer college preparatory curriculum paired with career themed project-based learning. The Pathways programs part of the Linked Learning initiative that is transforming schools across the state.• The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at Willard Elementary and Blair school continue to grow with 10 percent of the graduating class at Blair achieving the prestigious IB Full Diploma. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Florida Still Tops in Nation for 12-Month Sum of Completed Foreclosures

first_imgSubscribe  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: completed foreclosures CoreLogic Florida Foreclosure Inventory Seriously Delinquent Mortgages While foreclosure activity in Florida has been generally declining for the last year, the Sunshine State has still not completely recovered from being one of the states hit hardest by the financial crisis and foreclosure wave, which peaked in 2010.According to CoreLogic’s November 2014 National Foreclosure Report, there were 118,089 completed foreclosures in Florida for the 12-month period ending November 30, 2014, by far the most of any state in the nation. A distant second was Michigan with 50,195 and Texas was in third with 35,601. California (29,226) came in fourth. Florida is the only one of those four that is a judicial foreclosure state, meaning the foreclosure process has to pass through the court system to be completed.Florida’s 12-month sum of completed foreclosures for the period ending November 30, 2014, represented approximately one-fifth of the nation’s completed foreclosures during that same period (575,000), according to CoreLogic. The 575,000 completed foreclosures nationwide for the 12-month period was the lowest total in seven years.Florida had the second-highest serious delinquency rate (percentage of mortgages that are 90 days or more overdue or are in foreclosure) for November 2014 with 8.1 percent. New Jersey had the highest serious delinquency rate for the month with 8.9 percent. The national average for the month was 4.0 percent, representing a 22.8 percent year-over-year decline and the lowest percentage since June 2008.In the category of foreclosure inventory as a percentage of all mortgages, Florida was once again near the top in November 2014 despite experiencing a 3.2 percent year-over-year decline. About 3.9 percent of all residential homes with a mortgage were in some state of foreclosure in Florida during the month, which ranked third among states. New Jersey (5.3 percent) and New York (4.1 percent) topped the list at first and second, respectively. The national average for the month was 1.5 percent, which was down from the 2.2 percent that was reported in November 2013.The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida metropolitan statistical area had the most completed foreclosures of any metro area for the 12-month period ending November 30, 2014, with 18,435. Tampa’s foreclosure inventory for November 2014, 4.9 percent, was a decline of 3.2 percent from a year earlier but was still tops among metro areas. Tampa also had the highest serious delinquency rate (9.1 percent) of any metro area in November 2014. Related Articles completed foreclosures CoreLogic Florida Foreclosure Inventory Seriously Delinquent Mortgages 2015-01-15 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago January 15, 2015 793 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honeacenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Dallas Fed to Host Government Outreach Meeting on Regulatory Burdens February 4 Next: Housing Barometer Indicates Market is Moving Closer to ‘Back to Normal’ Levels The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Florida Still Tops in Nation for 12-Month Sum of Completed Foreclosures The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Florida Still Tops in Nation for 12-Month Sum of Completed Foreclosureslast_img read more

Woman with cancer targeted in Derry burglary

first_img Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – June 8, 2014 Twitter Woman with cancer targeted in Derry burglary Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Detectives in Derry are appealing for information following the report of a number of burglaries in the early hours of this morning.Three houses in the Iniscarn Road, Cromore Gardens and Templemore Park areas were entered between 4.50am and 6.20am on Saturday morning.A handbag and keys were taken from Iniscarn Road, a purse was taken from Cromore Gardens and at this stage nothing is thought to have been taken from the house at Templemore Park.Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey said that in one incident, burglars broke into the home of a woman receiving treatment for cancer….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/pram1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleMan to appear in court in Derry on dissident chargesNext articleConfrontation between anglers and IFI on Gweebarra River News Highland News Pinterest Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Every Possible Fundamental & Human Right Of Victim Was Violated: DCW Chairperson Writes To CJI Seeking HC Monitored Inquiry Into Hathras Gang Rape Case [Read Letter]

first_imgNews UpdatesEvery Possible Fundamental & Human Right Of Victim Was Violated: DCW Chairperson Writes To CJI Seeking HC Monitored Inquiry Into Hathras Gang Rape Case [Read Letter] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 Sep 2020 12:27 AMShare This – xChairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, Swati Maliwal, has written a letter to the CJI, urging him to take cognizance of the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old dalit girl in UP’s Hathras district. “Every possible fundamental and human right of the victim was violated,” Maliwal said while urging the Court to pass directions for: A High Court monitored investigation…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginChairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, Swati Maliwal, has written a letter to the CJI, urging him to take cognizance of the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old dalit girl in UP’s Hathras district. “Every possible fundamental and human right of the victim was violated,” Maliwal said while urging the Court to pass directions for: A High Court monitored investigation and trial to ensure strictest and swiftest possible punishment to the accused in this crimeImmediate suspension and punitive action against all erring police and administrative officials including the senior-most officials who tried to cover-up the incidentSetting in place definite mechanisms to ensure that no other daughter has to suffer the same fate. Maliwal has submitted that role of the police and the entire UP Government in this case is a matter of “grave concern”. She has alleged that the victim was gang-raped on September 14 and left to die in the fields with grievous injuries, by four accused. However, despite repeated pleas of the victim’s family, the local police failed to register a case of gang-rape or even rape and for 5 days the accused persons roamed around scot-free. She has claimed that it was only on 22nd September that the victim’s statement was recorded and the relevant sections of gang-rape were added in the case and the other accused persons were identified. In this backdrop she has stated that for days, the administration tried to “pass of the matter as a dispute” between villages and tried to “cover-up” the incident. She has further claimed that the UP Government showed extreme delay in shifting the victim to Delhi, despite her serious condition from day one. She said, “Had immediate action be taken on the pleas of the family and had the victim been shifted to Delhi earlier, we may not have lost another daughter.” Further she has alleged that the victim’s family was not allowed to cremate her body but was instead, locked up in their home. Terming this to be a “gravest of grave violation of the human rights of the victim”, Maliwal wrote: “Millions of young & innocent girls have sacrificed their lives and dignity in our country and yet except momentary outrage, our country fails to act. There has been hardly any favorable change in the condition of women and girls in India and every day, countless women and girls are ravaged and their lives destroyed.” The 19-yr-old victim in this case was allegedly tortured and gang raped by four men on September 14 in UP’s Hathras district. It is alleged that the perpetrators cut of the tongue of the victim to ensure that she does not give any statement to the police and repeatedly threatened her family for several days. She was recovered from the fields in a critical condition and was admitted to a hospital in Aligarh for treatment. On September 28, she was shifted to AIIMS Delhi, where she succumbed to her injuries the next day. Click Here To Download Letter Read Letter Next Storylast_img read more