UK stock market bargains: I’d buy crashing FTSE 100 dividend shares today to retire early

first_img See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FTSE 100 dividend shares could offer improving total returns over the long run that boost the size of your retirement nest egg. Certainly, short-term risks, such as trade tensions between the US and China as well as a weak global economic outlook, could weigh on their prospects.However, with low valuations, a lack of other income-producing opportunities, and recovery prospects for the index, large-cap dividend shares could prove to be UK stock market bargains. And that could help you retire early.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…UK stock market bargainsThe FTSE 100 appears to currently offer good value for money. It may have rebounded following the market crash earlier in the year, but the index still trades around 17% down on its 2020 starting price. This suggests many of its members offer wide margins of safety, as well as high yields, that could lead to high returns.Through buying a range of stocks at the present time, you could capitalise on the index’s low price level. Its track record of performance shows it’s always been able to recover from downturns to post fresh record highs. However, the possibilities of that happening in the coming months may be relatively low due to an uncertain economic outlook. But investing over the longer term is likely to produce turnarounds for many companies that currently offer wide margins of safety.FTSE 100 dividend stocks appealWith low interest rates likely to remain in place over the medium term, FTSE 100 dividend stocks could become increasingly popular among income-seeking investors. Previously, investors may have relied on income-producing assets such as cash and bonds through which to gain a passive income. However, low inflation and weak GDP growth forecasts mean monetary policy is likely to remain dovish for a prolonged period of time.This could cause demand for dividend shares to rise. Certainly, there are always risks regarding whether dividend payments will be maintained or grow over the long run. However, the difference in returns between shares and other income-producing assets may convince many investors that the risk/reward opportunity within the FTSE 100 is highly attractive. This could lead to increasing demand for income shares that pushes their prices higher over the coming years.Retiring earlyBeing able to retire early through purchasing FTSE 100 dividend stocks may sound somewhat unlikely at the present time, due to a challenging economic outlook. However, buying stocks while risks to their prospects are relatively high has historically been a means of accessing more attractive risk/reward opportunities.Through building a diverse portfolio of bargain UK dividend stocks, you could improve your retirement prospects. As such, now could be the right time to start the process. Certainly while many FTSE 100 shares appear to offer a potent mix of high yields and low valuations. Peter Stephens 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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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” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! UK stock market bargains: I’d buy crashing FTSE 100 dividend shares today to retire earlylast_img read more

IoF members back new accreditation programme

first_img 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. Members of the Institute of Fundraising have shown their support for the introduction of a new public fundraising accreditation programme for members.The Institute, the professional membership body for fundraisers in the UK, issued a consultation on the subject at the beginning of this year. Of those members who responded, 92% indicated their support.The accreditation programme is designed to provide Institute members with greater levels of information and transparency about those with whom they work. Its aim is to demonstrate the high standards found in public fundraising, but also help drive up the consistency of professional standards across the charity sector.At first, the programme will focus on those organisations carrying out regular individual giving by direct debit. It will then expand to cover those charities with in-house fundraising teams as well as agencies.Consistency monitoredTo receive accreditation, the Institute will ask applicants to demonstrate a high degree of understanding when it comes to the laws and regulations that apply to public fundraising. They will also be required to submit evidence that they are implementing this with strong policies and robust training programmes.To ensure consistency of standards, IoF compliance managers will regularly observe accredited members’ training programmes.Peter Hills-Jones, Director of Compliance at the Institute of Fundraising, commented:“Ultimately what we’re focussed on is ensuring members understand the rules and are training their fundraisers well. If members are doing that consistently, then their staff can have the confidence to be both compliant and great fundraisers at the same time. This programme is about how the IoF can use compliance to support members and give even greater reassurance to the public that real action is being taken.” Advertisement  55 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 IoF members back new accreditation programmecenter_img  56 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Howard Lake | 13 February 2017 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Law / policy Traininglast_img read more

Soroptimists Host 5th Annual ‘Live Your Dream’ Luncheon

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. center column 4 Soroptimists Host 5th Annual ‘Live Your Dream’ Luncheon From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 27, 2015 | 4:57 pm Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News More Cool Stuff From left: Gerald Phillips, Field Representative of Assembly Member Chris Holden; Rita Hadjimonoukian, Field Deputy of County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, LYD award winner Sarah Elizabeth Nichols Abdus-Samad; VRA award winner Taylore Thomas; Ruby award winner Reverend Dr. Donna Byrns; and Viola Van, Field Representative, 27th Dist. Congresswoman Judy Chu.From left: VRA award winner Taylore Thomas, LYD award winner Sarah Elizabeth Nichols Abdus-Samad, and Ruby award winner Reverend Dr. Donna Byrns with gifts from HazelsBagz.“I want to be a voice for women who are victims of domestic violence.” These were the words of Sarah Elizabeth Nichols Abdus-Samad, the recipient of the “Live Your Dream” award from the Altadena-Pasadena chapter of Soroptimist International at a luncheon held recently at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena.The “Live Your Dream” honor represents Soroptimist International’s signature award, and is given to a woman who is overcoming personal difficulties and is improving her life through education and skills training. Since 1972, the LYD award – formerly known as the Women’s Opportunity Award – has disbursed over $15 million worldwide and has assisted thousands of women to reclaim their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families. Altadena-Pasadena Soroptimists also honored Taylore Thomas with the Violet Richardson Award (named after Soroptimists’ first president), an honor given to a young woman between the ages of 14 – 18 who has improved her community through her volunteer efforts. And finally, Reverend Dr. Donna Byrns was given the Ruby Award for improving the lives of women and girls through her professional and volunteer work.From left: Ruby award winner Reverend Dr. Donna Byrns; Sarah’s son; LYD award winner Sarah Elizabeth Nichols Abdus-Samad; and VRA award winner Taylore Thomas with commendations from L.A. County.Ruby Award winner Reverend Dr. Donna Byrns is a retired minister who is currently Director of Friends Indeed, an organization that’s dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless and at-risk individuals in greater Pasadena. Very active in the peace movement, Dr. Byrns organized the Pasadena Interfaith Walk for Peace and Shoe Drive in 2012, whereby over 3000 pairs of shoes were distributed to 12 local charities. She is now creating “My Buddy’s Place,” a project that will gather and distribute clothing to those in need, including women and children. When accepting her award, she stated, “Uniting Pasadena is our goal.”Violet Richardson Award winner Taylore Thomas volunteered with the Gamma Lambda Xinos Chapter of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa for most of her high school years. This organization is focused on empowering high school age African-American girls and helping them succeed in life. With her sorority chapter, Taylore assisted with Union Station’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, among other projects. As a volunteer at the recent Martin Luther King Program in Pasadena, Taylore met with Pasadena community leaders and club members who presented awards to local students for art pieces that represented King’s objectives. In a written statement, Taylore acknowledged that her involvement with these projects “has not only improved my city, but has alsoSarah Elizabeth Nichols Abdus-Samad receives the Live Your Dream award from Soroptimist member Marilyn Stalder-Burke.made me a more well-rounded and conscientious individual.”Sarah Elizabeth Nichols Abdus-Samad, the recipient of the “Live Your Dream” Award, is a mother of two sons, eight and ten years old. She’s a survivor of domestic violence who left her abusive husband, and is now a single parent who provides for herself and her children with no financial support from her former spouse. “One of the reasons I’m here is that during this tumultuous time in my life, I went to Women at Work, where I got the application [to apply for the LYD award],” she commented. She began attending an Interior Design program at Cal State University, Northridge in 2008, but withdrew a year later to get therapy for her youngest son, who wasn’t able to speak. Her older son also had some academic challenges, but now both have overcome obstacles and are doing much better, she reported. In 2013, she returned to CSUN to work towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design, and said that her goal is to do design work for the underprivileged. Sarah concluded, “I’ve gained stronger faith and hope for the future.”Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and around the world. For more information, visit www.soroptimist.org. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Deusser and Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z Top $214,000 Grand Prix CSIO4*

first_img Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Success at the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) continued for Daniel Deusser (GER) as he and Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z, owned by Stephex and Scuderia 1918, put forth a brilliant double-clear effort to be crowned champion of the $214,000 Grand Prix CSIO4*, presented by JTWG, Inc. on Sunday, March 7, in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).WEF 9 brings CSI5* competition, along with a concurrent CSI2*, back to the International Arena at PBIEC on March 10-14 sponsored by Fidelity Investments® with weekly highlights including: the $37,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m CSI5* on Wednesday, Thursday’s $73,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 9, the $37,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.45m Classic CSI5*and $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI2* on Saturday, the $401,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI5* as part of “Saturday Night Lights,” and the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI5* and on Sunday. All feature classes will be available live and on-demand on the livestream.A total of 50 entries including six of the top 12 riders in the world, challenged the opening round track set by Steve Stephens (USA) and Nick Granat (USA), with eight pairs qualifying to return for the jump-off. Sixth to contest the subsequent round, Deusser and the 13-year-old Zangersheide stallion by Tangelo Vd Zuuthoeve x Mr Blue executed the track flawlessly, shaving nearly a second off the leading time to finish in 36.45 seconds.“To be honest, I only saw Andre [Thieme] on the way to the last jump,” said Deusser of the combination holding the lead before he entered the ring. “I didn’t really get to see what kind of strides he did everywhere. I had already put together my plan. I know he is very good in short turns to the vertical like [jump] number three. I think maybe there I left one out and had a good turn to the double too, and he was pretty smooth down the straight lines, so I think I had quite a good jump-off.”The aforementioned Andre Thieme (GER) and Chakaria, owned by Pferdemanagement and Marketing, held on to second position with their double-clear effort. Thieme and the 11-year-old German Sport Horse mare stopped the timers in 37.49 seconds.“This is my number one horse, and I took my time with her the last few years because I realized pretty early on what I had with her,” said Thieme. “She’s pretty special in every way and now slowly we’ve been working on going faster. My problem with her was that she was always a bit too cranky in the turns but now I’ve had very good results over the last year, and she’s getting quicker and quicker. Today I thought maybe it would be enough, then realized to the last jump I had to do one more [stride] and of course someone like Daniel uses that chance right away. I’m a little bit disappointed with myself, but I’m very happy with my horse.Teddy Vlock (ISR) and Amsterdam 27, Mario Deslauriers’ former ride. (Sportfot photo)A fairly new partnership continued to develop successfully as 23-year-old Teddy Vlock (ISR) and Amsterdam 27, owned by Vlock Show Stables, LLC, completed the jump-off track leaving all the jumps in their cups in 37.91 seconds. Vlock, who only acquired the 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Catoki x Acord II in January, was thrilled with their third-place finish.“I couldn’t possibly be more excited,” said Vlock with a big smile. “He is an amazing horse, and I’ve only ridden him in about four shows now. Every time I get him in [the ring], I learn something new about him and it’s a very good partnership so I’m ecstatic.”Speaking of what he has learned of his new mount, Vlock said, “Today I think I understood more. I’m fortunate to have other horses I’ve had longer partnerships with that are the same caliber as him, but they go a little bit different. I have learned what place to put him in and how to ride the horse to give him the best chance of jumping clear. As a less experienced rider than these guys [Deusser and Thieme], it takes me a little bit longer to figure it out. I’m so happy with everything today.”Deusser continues to rack up wins at WEF and is happy to have his top partner with him in Wellington, Florida. He and the talented stallion ‘Tobi’ won the Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup during WEF 7, less than a week after the horse arrived on American soil.“I’ve been spoiled already,” said Deusser. “He had a bit of time off last year and came back end of season last year which was already not a perfect time because of COVID, but to be honest every competition he went to he came back with good results. He did his last competition in December and has had basically two months off. I think he even enjoyed the time without me at home.“He’s been my number one horse for a long time,” continued Deusser, “and he knows exactly when he has to show up. In the warmup ring he’s pretty quiet, but he comes in the ring and he knows what to do.”Prior to the jump-off, the Kate Nash Boone Style Award was presented by Michael Meller to Jessica Springsteen to honor the memory of Kate’s support and love of “all things equestrian.” The 2021 winner was selected by a judges panel, stewards, and ringmaster as the international equestrian who exemplified the best style of riding along with maintaining a sportsmanlike composure while competing in the CSIO at WEF.The “Cheers” Perpetual Trophy in Memory of Niall Grimes was presented to Bertram Allen as the leading rider representing Ireland in total money won in CSIO classes this past week. Niall Grimes was an accomplished equestrian whose lifelong dream was to represent Ireland in a Nation’s Cup Class. It was at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Palm Beach that Niall realized his dream.Final Results: 214,000 Grand Prix CSIO4*, presented by JTWG, Inc.1. SCUDERIA 1918 TOBAGO Z: 2008 Zangersheide stallion by Tangelo Vd Zuuthoeve x Mr BlueDANIEL DEUSSER (GER), Stephex and Scuderia 1918: 0/0/36.452. CHAKARIA: 2010 DSP mare by Chap 47 x Askari 173ANDRE THIEME (GER), Pferdemanagement & Marketing: 0/0/37.493. AMSTERDAM 27: 2010 Holsteiner gelding by Catoki x Acord IITEDDY VLOCK (ISR), Vlock Show Stables, LLC: 0/0/37.914. DICAS: 2009 Rheinlander gelding by Diarado x Cassini IMARGIE ENGLE (USA), Storm Ridge Capital LLC, Show Horses, Garber & Gladewinds Partners LLC: 0/0/38.845. DEZ OOKTOFF: 2008 KWPN stallion by Colandro x Lys RougeROBERTO TERAN TAFUR (COL), Roberto Teran Tafur: 0/0/39.876. LEVIS DE MUZE: 2011 BWP stallion by Elvis Ter Putte x Heroine De MuzeIOLI MYTILINEOU (GRE), Elia Construction SA: 0/0/40.807. PRESENCE: 2008 Holsteiner stallion by Contendro II x UlibraMARIA COSTA (USA), Ravello Farms, LLC: 0/4/36.728. CASTLEFIELD VEGAS: 2010 ISH gelding by Cassino x Lux ZBERTRAM ALLEN (IRL), Martin Egan: 0/4/35.579. VINCI DE BEAUFOUR: 2009 Selle Français gelding by Diamant de Semilly x HeartbreakerDARRAGH KENNY (IRL), Devon MacNeil: 4/71.8210. LEONE JEI: 2012 KWPN gelding by Baltic Vdl x CorlandMARTIN FUCHS (SUI), Adolfo Jui: 4/72.34 Tags: PBIEC, WEF, Amsterdam, Daniel Deusser, Winter Equestrian Festival, Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z, Teddy Vlock, $214000 Grand Prix CSIO4*, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

Skye Maritime Begins Operations

first_img Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Skye Maritime Begins Operations Skye Maritime Begins Operations View post tag: Navy June 12, 2012 View post tag: Maritime View post tag: Skye Industry news View post tag: begins View post tag: Naval View post tag: Operations Skye Maritime, a new firm offering security and anti-piracy solutions for clients operating in war risk regions at sea, is beginning operations this month.The company, launched by two U.S. Armed Forces veterans, provides a specialized training and ethics based approach to security, employing teams of highly skilled professionals with backgrounds in the U.S. armed forces and law enforcement communities.The firm helps clients by providing services aimed at understanding and predicting changes in pirate threat tactics, techniques and procedures. In-turn they offer protection to combat those threats, including detailed risk assessments, physical security consulting, and embedded armed teams. Their security professionals are carefully screened, receive extensive follow-on threat-based training, and deploy with superior insurance, weapons and equipment. Skye Maritime’s operations are centered on carefully vetted rules for the use of force and standard operating procedures supported by a 24/7 maritime operations center to ensure each mission is executed with extreme precision. Their procedures and credentials have been carefully vetted and approved by a major U.S. shipping company who now enlists Skye Maritime as an authorized service vendor.“We are excited to offer our distinctive security services to our clients who are looking for reliable protection for their vessels, crew and cargo,” says Skye Maritime CEO Mike Slattery, who served with distinction in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Jimmy Carter conducting classified missions around the world. “We have carefully and purposefully spent the past year building our procedures and training our teams with extensive care and precision. We are confident our uniquely professional approach to maritime security will distinguish Skye Maritime as a highly trusted company that will bring our clients added value in very uncertain environments around the globe.”Slattery has partnered with Alexander Martin, who serves as President of Skye Maritime, and is a former active duty Marine Corps Captain who led infantry, reconnaissance and special operations units in multiple combat deployments. Together they formed Skye Maritime, in part, to create full-time jobs for veterans with special operations and combat experience; specifically those who were born to lead, protect and serve. The firm operates under the standard that its in-house assessment, selection and training curriculum coupled with the seasoned combat professionals that go through each course best prepares its maritime security team members to make the right decisions in a complex maritime environment and enable them to more accurately identify credible threats and, in such a situation, react with discretion and restraint.“While serving as the assault element leader of the counter-piracy operations raid force for Task Force 151 off the coast of Somalia, our unit embraced the understanding that what was ‘special’ about our special operations capability was that we didn’t shoot if we didn’t have to – that we would train harder and perform with a higher degree of professionalism and excellence so that we did not have to take any lives if at all possible. That was exactly what happened when we took back the Magellan Star from pirates in 2010,” explained Martin. “That very same ethos of restraint, discipline, excellence and dedication to our mission is the heartbeat of Skye Maritime.”About Skye Maritime:Based in Southern California, Skye Maritime is fully certified and licensed to move weapons and provide security services with governmental approvals from the United States and multiple countries at strategic embark/debark positions around the world.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 12, 2012; Image: Navy View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Turner would turn over in his grave

first_imgFrom now until the 22 January 2006, Tate Britain will be playing host to an exhibition of the shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize. Ever a magnet for controversy, the prize has previously offered such spectacles as Damien Hirst’s Mother and Child, Divided (you know the one; pickled, bisected cow carcasses) and Tracey Emin’s My Bed. These, whatever else may be said about them, were certainly memorable. But just what is the Turner Prize out to prove?It was remarked by GS Whittet, in a letter to the Observer in 1984, the year of the prize’s inception, that “Turner must be rotating in his grave at the prize given in his name by the Tate gallery”. Yet, while a man of Joseph Turner’s era would indeed be somewhat bemusedby a prize which rewards the efforts of a transvestite potter (Grayson Perry, winner of the prize in 2003) and an artist who presents for exhibition an empty room with The Lights Going On and Off (Martin Creed, winner in 2001), Turner himself was by no means an uncontroversial figure in his day. His earlier works in oils received heavy criticism and his later style, so admired by the likes of John Ruskin, was nonetheless frequently ridiculed. Perhaps Turner would feel more empathy with the bearers of his prize than Whittet and others have given him credit for.The most traditional and simultaneously most controversial offerings on this year’s shortlist come from Gillian Carnegie, nominated for her solo exhibition at Cabinet, London. Her paintings, embracing the respected and quietly reassuring categories of still life, landscape, the figure and portraiture, reveal their artist as technically astute and almost certainly safe from the accusingcries of “I could do that!” which are so often and so easily uttered by many a spectator of modern art. Even Carnegie though, recluse as she is, still manages to create a stir, choosing as the subject for one series of paintings a discreetly anonymous posterior. Her peers on the shortlist are producers of the conceptual kind of art more generally associated with the Turner Prize. Damien Almond works in mixed media with film, photography, sculpture and real-time satellite broadcasts, exploring time and its effects. While not in any sense shocking, the works do raise questions about where the line should be drawn between traditional visual arts and film and have been the subject of much debate. The breadth of artistic approaches which the prize encompasses can be seen in the diverse concepts behind the works of Simon Starling and JimLambie, nominated respectively for solo exhibitions at The Modern Institute, Glasgow and the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona and at Anton Kern Gallery, New York, and Sadie Coles HQ, London. The former describes his work as “the physical manifestation of a thought process”, while for the Lambie, it is the sensory pleasure of his installations which takes precedence over any intellectual response that it may reflect or generate.We might well ask ourselves just what the point is of having artists of such varied techniques in competition for the same prize, but it is perhaps not the idea of a single or outright winnerwhich is at the heart of what this prize is about. The competitors’ works this year are by no means as controversial as previous years of Turner nominations. Yet they still represent the prize’s spirit of innovation and diversity. Public debate is arguably the lifeblood of the Turner Prize and when the pieces under discussion meet with criticism they will have done so in the public eye, which can only generate further interest. Even if the whole shenanigan is viciously dismissed with descriptions like that offered by government minister Kim Howells in 2002 of the works as “cold mechanical bullshit”, they have still provoked a reaction and in doing so have brought contemporary art to itsARCHIVE: 3rd week MT 2005last_img read more

O.C. Rolls to 12th Straight Win

first_imgBy LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City Red Raiders girls basketball team notched its 12th straight win Thursday night, defeating the visiting Absegami Braves, 41-25.The win brings the Red Raiders record to 13-5, while Absegami drops to 12-5. Ocean City is currently sitting in first place in conference play with a record of 10-0.Seniors Delaney Lappin and Emma Finnegan and sophomore Marin Panico each scored 10 points to lead the Red Raiders. Haleigh Schafer of Absegami topped all scorers with 14 points.Ocean City struggled early in the game, getting off to a slow start due in part to missing some outside shots and not finding an offensive rhythm. The Braves were equally as slow to start, with the first quarter ending 9-5 in Ocean City’s favor.Ocean City uses its pressure defense to trap Absegami in the corner.As the second quarter got underway, the Raiders stepped up their defensive pressure, creating chaos for Absegami to try to work through. Ocean City was dominant with a high-pressure trapping defense, which allowed Lappin to steal the ball and give her team the lead 19-12 going into halftime.Absegami came out firing on all cylinders in the second half, cutting Ocean City’s lead down to three points with under three minutes to play, but the Raiders were not about to hand over the game to the Braves.The Raiders picked up the intensity and were able to convert some big shots in the final two minutes of the quarter to extend their lead back up to seven before the final eight minutes of play.Ocean City rallied big in the fourth quarter, limiting the Braves to only four points – two free throws and a basket. On the offensive end, the Red Raiders were able to drain 13 points in their largest scoring quarter of the game.Lappin had seven of her 10 points in the final eight minutes of play, propelling the Raiders to victory.Red Raider Marin Panico puts up a jumper on her way to scoring 10 points.Ocean City Head Coach Paul Baruffi said he was proud of the grit and the effort his team showed against Absegami.“We take it one game at a time, because it’s what we have to do. We have to keep grinding, keep playing,” Baruffi said. “Basketball is a game of runs, and it can change instantly.”“(You) can’t get too over-excited when you are playing well or when you are struggling,” he added. “We have to keep our composure, and we were able to do that tonight.”The Raiders are back in action Saturday afternoon as they host non-conference foe Raritan in a 3:15 p.m. tip-off.Emma Finnegan with the bucket for Ocean City. Ocean City’s Delaney Lappin, who scored 10 points, looks for a teammate in transition.last_img read more

Northfield savings collecting non-perishable food in December

first_imgNSB BRANCHES COLLECTING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMSNorthfield, VT – December 11, 2008 (Vermont Business Magazine via NSB)- You might notice something a bit different during your next visit to Northfield Savings Bank: a shopping cart. Each of NSB’s thirteen branches is collecting non-perishable food items during the month of December for distribution to food shelves in their local communities. Shaw’s Supermarkets generously lent a shopping cart to each Northfield Savings Bank branch office to help collect the donations. Northfield Savings Bank invites its customers to join in this effort to provide much needed support to local food shelves. The collection runs until December 31, giving people an opportunity to drop of any extra items from their holiday celebrations. ###last_img read more

Man Unapologetic After Arrest for Tampering with Red Light Cameras

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A red light camera opponent who has been burned by the unpopular devices in the past was arrested Tuesday after police uncovered video of him allegedly tampering with cameras along the Long Island Expressway service road in Ronkonkoma—a form of vandalism that has some on social media hailing the man as a hero.Suffolk County police arrested 42-year-old Stephen Ruth at his Centereach home on charges of criminal tampering and obstruction of governmental administration. He was released on bail and his initial court date is set for Oct. 27, according to a post on his Facebook page.Police said they learned of the tampering after the Sixth Precinct received anonymous tips regarding a social media video showing Ruth allegedly using an expandable pole to aim the cameras toward the sky, therefore preventing the devices from capturing vehicles running red lights or failing to stop long enough before making a right turn.Ruth allegedly tampered with a camera located on Ocean Avenue and the Long Island Expressway South Service Road on Aug. 21 and again on Aug. 24, police said. He also adjusted cameras on Hawkins Avenue, along the LIE South Service Road on Tuesday afternoon, police said.Ruth, who is all smiles in his mug shot, explained his actions in an unapologetic Facebook post written after his release.“To all the people thinking ‘why would he do that? Didn’t he think he was going to get arrested?’ Of course I knew I would be arrested,” Ruth wrote. “I did it for the people who come back from war and get abused by these cameras. I did it because senior citizens are getting these, the same ones that went to war for us. These same seniors live in New York’s high cost environment and are being forced out of New York because of its high taxes.“I also did it because every vehicle that you see with an out of state license plate is not receiving these tickets regardless of who they are,” he continued. “These same people live in our state and pay lower insurance rates because their cars are registered out of state under someone else’s name.”However, drivers of vehicles with out-of-state plates do receive red light camera tickets mailed home when they’re caught blowing lights on Long Island.In a shaky self-shot how-to YouTube video, Ruth, wearing a white collared shirt and a tie, explains how simple it is to “take the power back” and save “innocent people a lot of money.”“In order to do this successfully you only need a pair of balls and a painter’s extension rod,” he said in the video. “I’m going to show you how easy it is to take the power back. It doesn’t take but more than a minute to do this, and the gratification—the gratification is huge!”He proceeds to poke at a red light camera with a pole, adjusting it upwards in order to prevent it from snapping photos of drivers’ license plates.“I just saved people about $10,000 today with this camera,” he estimated.Aside from his self-declared mission to save red-light-blowing drivers cash, it appears Ruth also had a personal grudge against one of the cameras.“This camera has gotten me numerous times for not waiting three seconds,” he says, apparently referring to the amount of time a driver is mandated to wait before making a legal right turn when stopped at a red light. “Who’s to say that I need to wait three seconds after I clearly see that there’s no one coming in my direction? This is government taking advantage—and it’s gonna stop!”Ruth’s anti-red light camera rant and actions have some on social media commending him for taking matters into his own hands.“This guy is my hero,” one YouTube user wrote in the comment section under the video.“Red light revolution,” declares another.But not everyone came to Ruth’s defense. One YouTube user chided Ruth for complaining about waiting three seconds before turning and said the authorities were correct to arrest him.Red light cameras have been a source of aggravation for Long Islanders since their initial rollout in Nassau County in 2009 and in Suffolk County in the summer of 2010.Opponents charge that the cameras exist only to make money off of unsuspecting drivers. Government officials who support the initiative say the cameras prevent crashes by forcing drivers to hit the brakes when a traffic light turns yellow.last_img read more

Tech Time: Tablets, ATMs and open branch design improve the member experience

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » At Credit Union of the Rockies, our main focus has always been to provide our members with the best possible banking experience. While this goal hasn’t changed, member expectations have. Consumers today demand a seamless, convenient, personalized experience from all companies and organizations they interact with, including their financial institutions.We recognized that a traditional branch design and flow didn’t optimally meet these modern demands. As a result, two years ago, we decided to tweak the way we interact with and serve our members in the branch. We implemented new technology and an open branch design to help meet our goals.Revamping the Branch We set out to redesign our flagship branch in Golden, Colorado, in a way that would help us operate more efficiently and facilitate more productive interactions with members. We didn’t just focus on a design that made sense today, but one that would also work tomorrow. After considering and evaluating several options, we decided to implement a concierge-style approach and eliminate paper, coins and wires.last_img read more