With the coronavirus and a Nouriel Roubini warning, is the stock market set to crash?

first_imgWith the coronavirus and a Nouriel Roubini warning, is the stock market set to crash? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Michael Baxter 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Despite some recent falls, share markets are still relatively high. But there are serious threats looming. In addition to the coronavirus outbreak, economist Nouriel Roubini, who predicted the 2008 crash, has warned of multiple threats to the global economy.There is much that we don’t know about the coronavirus, but we can say that it appears to be extremely contagious. Earlier this month, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that coronavirus infections are doubling every five days. There is very cold comfort in knowing that the fatality rate is low. 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…The economic impact could be far reaching. The International Monetary Fund expects the Chinese economy will return to normal in the second quarter, and is projecting that the coronavirus will knock 0.1% off global growth this year. I have my doubts about both these predictions, and fear the consequences for millions of   indebted Chinese small businesses. From the perspective of an investor, I think people’s fear – market sentiment – will have a larger impact than the outbreak itself. Dr. DoomNouriel Roubini, an economics professor from New York University Stern School of Business, is often called Dr. Doom. He predicted the 2008 crash more accurately than anyone. He also believes that the coronavirus is just one of several threats that the global economy will face this year.Roubini predicts there will be an escalation in tensions between the US on one side and China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea on the other.  The coronavirus itself may play a role in this, by encouraging the US to impose more barriers to trade with China. Roubini warns that China may respond by selling US Treasuries and buying gold. Roubini also fears an escalation of cyber warfare combined with state-sponsored fake news during the US election.What to doJust because Roubini was right about the 2008 crisis, it doesn’t mean that he is right about this. Stock market valuations, even after recent falls,  don’t seem to reflect these downside risks. Providing everything goes swimmingly well, stocks may continue to rise — but, if even just a small part of Roubini’s predictions prove correct, then we might see a big fall in stock markets.What should investors do? No two crises are ever the same. Post 2008, certain companies recovered quickly. I think this time banks would be much better able to weather any storms given the regulatory changes enacted following the 2008 crisis.Gold is an obvious potential beneficiary given what Roubini said. I would say that, post-crisis and even mid-crisis, we would see a continuation of the pre-crisis trend of flourishing online retail. Ocado and Boohoo, for example, would likely continue to do well. Home entertainment, such as video games and subscription TV, may prove to be popular.If concerns about the impact of the coronavirus and other threats to the global economy on your portfolio, then consider some of these defensive plays. 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. Views expressed 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. Michael Baxter | Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 last_img read more

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After months of repairs, residents return to Southeast Florida senior…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA After months of repairs, residents return to Southeast Florida senior housing facility Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL The Diocese of Southeast Florida bought St. Andrews Residence in 2009. Photo: St. Andrews Residence[Episcopal News Service] Residents of a senior housing facility owned by the Diocese of Southeast Florida that was uninhabitable for two and a half months due to an electrical malfunction have returned to the building, Bishop Peter Eaton wrote in a letter on Oct. 7. The electrical problem at St. Andrews Residence in West Palm Beach that forced all 177 residents to leave in mid-June has been fixed, Eaton said.Most of the displaced residents were put up in hotel rooms paid for by the St. Andrews board, using funds from the diocese. The complex nature of the repairs, as well as concerns about coronavirus transmission, led to a multiphase reentry process that began Sept. 1 and ended last week. With the building’s main electrical system replaced, minor electrical work and roof repairs are continuing.“I realize the journey to get to this point has been a long one and I thank you for your patience and understanding over these past few months,” Eaton wrote in a letter to residents.Eaton said in a previous letter that rent payments for July, August and parts of June and September would be returned. He also pledged that the building would remain affordable housing for seniors.“I plan to keep you updated as we assemble a team to come up with creative solutions to uphold this commitment to you and future generations of seniors,” Eaton wrote in a previous letter dated Sept. 23.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Egan MillardPosted Oct 8, 2020 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

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WIN tickets to the Dove Men Challenge between Wales and Australia

first_imgTuesday Nov 29, 2011 WIN tickets to the Dove Men Challenge between Wales and Australia We’ve got a pair of premier tickets to the Millennium Stadium for the upcoming game between Wales and the Wallabies. Following the tourists’ big win over the Barbarians, will the home side be able to hold them off? It’s set to be classic either way. To enter: The competition is now closed, please don’t enter1. Follow @rugbydump on Twitter.2. Simply tweet “I’ve just entered to win Wales vs Wallabies tickets. Just follow @rugbydump and retweet. http://bit.ly/waleswallabiestickets”The winner will be randomly drawn and contacted by Thursday evening. Good luck!Dove Men+ Care™ offers a range of personal care products that are formulated especially for men that deliver superior care. The deodorants offer 48 hour protection with unique caring ¼ moisturizer technology and the shower gels are clinically proven to fight skin dryness. For more information about Dove Men+ Care products visit, www.dovemencare.co.ukADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Competition Related Articles 182 WEEKS AGO WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game 184 WEEKS AGO WIN: George North signed Wales shirt PLUS… 200 WEEKS AGO WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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

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Oak Park Housing / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

first_img “COPY” Photographs 2018 Area:  11900 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899005/oak-park-housing-johnsen-schmaling-architects Clipboard Photographs:  John J. Macaulay Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© John J. Macaulay+ 15Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” United States Architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Houses Projects ArchDaily Oak Park Housing / Johnsen Schmaling Architects CopyAbout this officeJohnsen Schmaling ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSacramentoUnited StatesPublished on August 17, 2018Cite: “Oak Park Housing / Johnsen Schmaling Architects” 17 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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 CopyHouses•Sacramento, United States Manufacturers: Benjamin Moore, Boral, Cooper Lighting, Kohler, StoSave this picture!© John J. MacaulayRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. Oak Park Housing is a compact urban infill development on a long-vacant lot in Sacramento’s Oak Park district, a demographically diverse neighborhood that, for decades, had suffered from economic stagnation and urban disinvestment. In recent years, young professionals, artists, and students have started to rediscover Oak Park as an affordable community close to downtown Sacramento, with new art galleries, independent coffee shops, and small businesses in tow filling abandoned storefronts throughout the area.Save this picture!© John J. MacaulayOak Park Housing is one of the neighborhood’s first new residential developments since the infamous 1969 Oak Park Riots, which left lasting scars on the city’s social and physical landscape; accordingly, the project is more than just a contemporary addition to the existing housing stock: it is a harbinger of urban revitalization, its architecture cheerfully embracing the creative and buoyant energy that has propelled the ongoing renaissance of this vibrant and culturally diverse community.Save this picture!Rendered Plan IsonometricThe project is a dense cluster of six small homes. Carefully proportioned to echo the massing and scale of the area’s existing building stock, the houses are simple, two-story volumes, their appearance crisp but deliberately playful in a nod to the progressive and creative spirit permeating Oak Park. Three of the six buildings are grouped along 2nd Avenue, where they repair the fragmented street edge and mend the ragged fabric of the block. The other three homes are accessed from the public alley, continuing Sacramento’s unique typology of residential alleys that serve as active neighborhood pathways. Save this picture!© John J. MacaulayDesigned around an ambitiously limited construction budget, each building has a living area of 1,503 square feet and consists of two interlocking components, a light-grey ground-level base and a darker, slightly cantilevered volume above.  Kitchen, living and dining are consolidated as one open space on the main level, with stairs leading up to the three bedrooms on the second floor.Save this picture!© John J. MacaulayThe simple exterior palette includes cementitious stucco and fiberboard cladding, complemented by the prudently sized and carefully placed floor-to-ceiling apertures.  On the upper level, the south façade transforms into an articulated field of lacquered vertical metal louvers that act as both sun screen and compositional device.  The metered spacing of the louvers sets up a deeply textured, dynamic cadence, their prismatic colors complementing the homes’ otherwise neutral, muted tones and cheerfully reverberating the vivid, kaleidoscopic hues of the buildings and murals nearby.Save this picture!© John J. MacaulayProject gallerySee allShow lessOregon Becomes the First State to Legalize Mass Timber High RisesArchitecture NewsWould You Spend $145,000 on Zaha Hadid Architects’ Lapella Chair?Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899005/oak-park-housing-johnsen-schmaling-architects Clipboard Oak Park Housing / Johnsen Schmaling ArchitectsSave this projectSaveOak Park Housing / Johnsen Schmaling Architectslast_img read more

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The Brooke’s CEO to leave after eight years

first_imgThe Brooke’s CEO to leave after eight years Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people  47 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 March 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis After eight years as CEO, Mike Baker will be leaving overseas equine welfare charity The Brooke this summer.Under his leadership the charity has expanded its operations from four to ten countries. Income has quadrupled from £3 million in 2001 to almost £12 million and the Brooke now, in its 75th anniversary year, employs over 850 people worldwide.www.thebrooke.org 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.last_img read more

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Public radio journalist arrested as he tries to flee across border

first_imgNews News Help by sharing this information EritreaAfrica News April 14, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts EritreaAfrica October 27, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Eritrea Reports June 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Public radio journalist arrested as he tries to flee across border Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the fate of Eyob Kessete, a journalist with the Amharic-language service of public radio station Dimtsi Hafash, who was arrested as he tried to flee across the border into Ethiopia and has since been held in the May Srwa detention centre, north of Asmara.“The Eritrean government is not evolving, and those who do not toe the single party line continue to treated with extreme brutality,” the press freedom organisation said. “We cannot wait to see how the European Commission, President Issaias Afeworki’s supposed new strategic and economic partner, will react.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The customary protests will show that this policy has failed. They will prove that Eritrea’s promises as regards press freedom and human rights are just smokescreens designed solely to take the pressure off the democratic governments that have dealings with Eritrea.”Eyob Kessete was arrested by Eritrean border guards on an unknown date as he tried to enter Ethiopia, as many Eritreans do every year in an attempt to flee one of world’s most closed and repressive regimes. As an attempt to flee the country is generally regarded by the government as treason, Eyob was shut up in a metal container in May Srwa, which is located near the Adi Abeyto military camp on the road leading north out of the capital, Asmara.Former detainees who have managed to flee Eritrea have told Reporters Without Borders that the conditions in this camp are terrible and detainees are tortured. No visits or contact with the outside world are allowed. As detainees are not held under any legal procedure, the length of their detention depends entirely on the government. Their families are afraid to ask for news of them for fear of reprisals. Relatives of people who managed to flee the country have been arrested and taken to Adi Abeyto. Others have been evicted from their homes.The arrests of information ministry personnel that began last November have meanwhile continued. Ibrahim Abdella, a music archive employee at state-owned Eri-TV, and a news archive employee whose name is not known were arrested at their homes during the week of 12-16 March and taken off to an unknown place of detention. There has been no news of them since their arrest.Around 10 journalists employed by state media were picked up in a wave of arrests that began on 12 November, following the defection of several leading journalists. It seems the authorities were very annoyed by the defections and arrested colleagues suspected of keeping in touch with the fugitives or intending to defect themselves. All except Daniel Musie of radio Dimtsi Hafash’s Oromo-language service were eventually released on bail but remain under surveillance in Asmara.Eritrea is one of the very few countries in the world without any privately-owned media. The hundreds of political prisoners include at least 13 journalists who have been held without trial, incommunicado and in unknown locations, since September 2001. On the basis of the information it has obtained, Reporters Without Borders believes at least four of them have died in detention as a result of the appalling conditions in which they are held. Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the fate of Eyob Kessete, a journalist with the Amharic-language service of public radio station Dimtsi Hafash, who was arrested as he tried to flee across the border into Ethiopia and has since been held in the May Srwa detention centre, north of Asmara. Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case RSF_en January 13, 2021 Find out more RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Organisation Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home?last_img read more

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3.6 earthquake reported off the coast of Massachusetts

first_imgPetrovich9/iStockBY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS(BOSTON) — An earthquake struck Sunday off the coast of Massachusetts, jolting residents throughout New England, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale struck at 9:10 a.m. in the Atlantic Ocean about 8 miles off the coast of New Bedford in Buzzards Bay at a depth of 9.3 miles, the USGS reported.There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.The USGS initially measured the quake at 4.2 magnitude before downgrading it to a 4.0 and finally to a 3.6.Numerous people reported feeling the jolt across southeastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, and Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire, officials said.The Massachusetts Department of Emergency Management Agency said in a statement posted on Twitter that there is no danger of a tsunami occurring as a result of the earthquake.Police in Fall River, Massachusetts, about 15 miles east of New Bedford, reported receiving numerous calls from local residents startled by the quake.“Police communications received numerous calls regarding minor damage inside people’s homes that consisted of items falling off of shelves. There were also reports of two street signs that became uprooted. There have been no reported injuries associated with the earthquake,” Fall River police said in a statement on the department’s Facebook page.The last time New England experienced an earthquake of 4.0 or stronger was on Oct. 16, 2012, when a 4.5 magnitude temblor struck near Saco, Maine, according to USGS records.Sunday’s quake came just ahead of the 265th anniversary of the Cape Ann earthquake, the most destructive earthquake to hit New England, which damaged more than 1,000 homes. The Cape Ann quake struck on Nov. 18, 1755, about 30 miles off the north coast of Boston and sent shockwaves all the way to Montreal. Studies by the USGS estimate the earthquake was a magnitude 6.0 to 6.3.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Strong wind events in the Antarctic

first_imgWe use quality controlled in situ meteorological observations collected at Antarctic research stations over the last 60 years to carry out the first continent-wide investigation into the occurrence, variability, and trend in strong wind events (SWEs). Reanalysis/analysis fields are used to examine the synoptic background in which such events take place. SWEs are a feature of the extended winter season and involve a complex interaction between the downslope buoyancy forcing and the pressure gradient force from synoptic-scale cyclones. Around the coast of East Antarctica the significant majority of SWEs are associated with enhancement of the downslope katabatic flow by the broadscale synoptic circulation, involving a deepening of pressure off the coast and an increase of pressure inland. Orientation of the valleys in relation to the cyclone track is critical in enabling enhancement of the katabatic winds. Casey, Mawson, and Dumont d’Urville stations report the greatest number of winds of storm force and stronger. Interannual variability of SWE numbers is large. Trends in the number of winter strong wind reports are small. The greatest statistically significant increase in wind speed since the 1950s has been at Faraday/Vernadsky and Syowa stations. The largest wind speed increases since 1979 have been at Davis and Mawson stations. Comparison with high-resolution numerical simulations showed that the reanalysis/analysis fields are able to capture the large-scale synoptic features and the associated enhancement of the katabatic flow but underestimated the observed wind speed if it was strongly influenced by local topographical conditions.last_img read more

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NFL prospect spending draft day picking up pieces from tornado in Louisiana

first_img Written by Beau Lund April 26, 2019 /Sports News – National NFL prospect spending draft day picking up pieces from tornado in Louisianacenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDon Juan Moore/Getty Images(RUSTON, La.) — Jaylon Ferguson is hours away from being a millionaire. He just may not know about it when it happens. The defensive lineman from Louisiana Tech is projected as a second-round pick in 2019’s NFL Draft, set to get underway Friday. He missed day one: He was picking up the pieces from a tornado. A line of severe storms rolled through Louisiana late Wednesday into Thursday and sparked an EF3 tornado — with winds up to 140 mph — in Ruston, Louisiana, the home of Louisiana Tech University. It devastated the community and killed two people.Ferguson’s home survived, but he hit the streets of his town to help others — most without power.“It’s just a rough time. The power is still out for a lot of people right now,” Ferguson told ABC News on Thursday night. “A couple people lost their lives, a lot of people lost their property in all of this.”“Luckily nobody [I know] was seriously injured, but I know some people lost their property, and some people are still missing right now,” he added. “So, we been out all day helping people.”Getting in touch with Ferguson wasn’t easy. Cellphone service was down for the entire town.ESPN’s Adam Schefter spoke to Ferguson’s agent, who said he wasn’t sure his client would even be able to be contacted by prospective teams to tell him he’d been picked.“Instead of having a draft party and celebrating a lifelong dream, he’s out helping other people,” Ferguson’s agent, Safarrah Lawson, said Thursday. “It speaks to this young man’s character.”The Louisiana Tech campus was seriously damaged in the storms, including the baseball, softball and soccer fields. Ferguson is originally from Zachary, Louisiana, just north of Baton Rouge, but he’s lived in Ruston since coming in 2014.“Ruston has been my home the last five years,” he told ABC News. “They show me love and a lot of the fans that come to the football games are the same people out in the community that’s having trouble right now. Being a football player and being an alumni of Louisiana Tech University, it’s only right for me to come back and help. I’m at home right here. It’s nothing to give out help, pick up some branches, go buy a pack of water, or a couple of pizzas. It’s nothing to do that for people who really need it.”The 6-foot-5, 270-pound player is no shrinking violet on the field. He was well aware he set a school record with 45 career sacks.“Yeah, I’m the ‘Sack Daddy,’” he said. “Just all the sacks I got, over and over and my teammates, one day, they were just joking around, like, ‘Oh you’re the sack daddy now, you’re the sack daddy,’ and it just stuck with me.”He’ll be waiting to see when he goes off the board Friday night.“To have a chance to play in the NFL, that’d mean everything,” Ferguson said. “It’s literally like a lifelong dream for me.”He added, “I just want to play for the people of Ruston.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Martin & Co franchisees to be offered new ZPG deal

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Martin & Co franchisees to be offered new ZPG deal previous nextAgencies & PeopleMartin & Co franchisees to be offered new ZPG dealAnnouncement will lead to ‘large number’ of franchisees jumping ship, it is claimedNigel Lewis6th February 20170983 Views Martin & Co parent company The Property Franchise Group (TPFG), which also owns five other agency brands with nearly 400 branches across the UK, has signed up to a long-term deal with ZPG that will be available to all its franchisees.TPFG is the UK’s biggest estate agent franchise operation in the UK and ZPG says the deal will see a ‘large number’ of TPFG’s brands returning to its online platforms.Martin & Co has also separately signed up to use Jupix, the ZPG-owned property software suite, for a further three years.TPFG will now offer the negotiated listings deal to all its existing members, but will be of interest most to those who have not signed up with ZPG yet, or who thinking about leaving OnTheMarket.com.This was the case for the Exeter branch of Martin & Co whose MD Christopher Perring (pictured, left) says he signed up to ZPG after leaving OnTheMarket following “poor lead levels and a lack of external marketing of OnTheMarket,” he says.Of the TPFG brands, Martin & Co currently has 109 out of 175 of its franchisee branches listed on Zoopla while CJ Hole has three out of 21, Ellis & Co 14 out of 20, Parkers four out of 13 and Whitegates 12 out of 40.“I am delighted to announce this agreement with ZPG and to be able to offer this to all our franchisees,” says Ian Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of The Property Franchise Group (pictured, right).“This deal allows them to list on attractive terms on the UK’s No.2 and No.3 most-visited portals to ensure their customers get the widest possible exposure for their properties and we are looking to ensure that the majority of our franchisees select ZPG as their core marketing partner for 2017 and beyond.”Ian Wilson Martin & Co ZPG February 6, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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