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FTSE 100 dividends surged in April. More passive income for UK shareholders!

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FTSE 100 dividends surged in April. More passive income for UK shareholders! The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Cliff D’Arcy | Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. center_img One joy of being a veteran value investor is watching dividends pile up. Dividends are cash payments made to shareholders, usually half-yearly or quarterly. These distributions can be taken as cash, or reinvested into more shares. Not all companies pay dividends, but most FTSE 100 firms do.FTSE 100 dividends crashed in 2020As Covid-19 spread in early 2020, many British businesses feared for their future. UK dividends slumped last year, as companies cut, cancelled or delayed payouts. Some of the biggest cuts came from UK banks and financial firms — and from oil supermajors BP and Royal Dutch Shell. Thus, the FTSE 100’s yearly dividend yield dived in 2020 for the first time in eight years.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…According to Link Group’s Dividend Monitor, UK dividends collapsed by four-ninths (44%) to £61.9bn in 2020. This was the lowest annual total since 2011, wiping out eight years of dividend growth. Two-thirds of UK-listed companies cancelled or cut dividends in the last nine months of 2020. In total, Covid-19 cutbacks cost shareholders £39.5bn in lost dividends. Alas, Link forecasts that dividends will not fully return to 2019 levels until 2025 at the earliest. Ouch!Dividends bounce back in 2021Yet happily, the market is starting to put 2020 behind it. Indeed, FTSE 100 dividends are expected to rise markedly this year, especially if a post-Covid-19 economic boom takes hold. One minor setback for dividend lovers was HSBC Holdings‘ decision not to pay a first-quarter dividend.However, according to investment firm A J Bell, the number of companies raising or restoring their dividends in April vastly outnumbered those that cut back. Total dividends declared in April came to £3.1bn, with a further £0.2bn of dividends restored, against just £0.8bn of cuts versus 2020 (most of which was FTSE 100 giant BP). In aggregate, total dividends paid and restored now exceed by £20bn those cut or cancelled since Covid-19 swept the globe. This suggests that listed companies feel the worst may be behind them.In 2020, dividends cut totalled £47.8bn, but this figure diminished to £3.8bn this calendar year. Therefore, dividend cuts in 2020/21 came to £51.6bn. In 2020, dividends maintained and restored totalled £36.7bn. But in 2021, this figure is already £36.1bn, for a total of £72.8bn in 2020/21. At last, it seems that the dividend train is gaining momentum, which is great news for owners of FTSE 100 stocks.Share buybacks also stage a comebackWhen companies buy back their shares in the open market, this reduces the number of shares in issue. As a result, earnings and dividends are distributed among fewer shares, generally making these stocks more valuable. So far in 2021, UK-listed companies have announced share buybacks totalling £7bn, with 10 FTSE 100 firms accounting for the lion’s share. In April alone, share buybacks announced totalled £3.2bn, with Unilever and BP joining the party.What next for FTSE 100 dividends?With dividend cuts peaking in March 2020 and most of the damage done by last July, the tide seems to have turned for these cash payments. Hence, A J Bell expects FTSE 100 dividends to total £74.2bn in 2021. That’s more than a fifth (21%) higher than 2020’s payout. With the Footsie hovering around 7,000 points, this equates to a forecast dividend yield of 3.7% for 2021. It may not be guaranteed, but it’s 37 times the Bank of England’s base rate of 0.1% a year. It also helps to explain why I think cheap FTSE 100 stocks could be the bargain buy of the next decade! 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. Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings and Unilever. 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. We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. 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2 FTSE 100 dividend shares I’d buy and aim to hold for 10 years

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild owns shares of Barratt Developments and Taylor Wimpey. 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. Image source: Getty Images. I’m on the hunt for top FTSE 100 dividend shares to add to my investment portfolio. Here are two I think would make great long-term investments.7.5% dividend yields!I already own FTSE 100 dividend shares Barratt Developments and Taylor Wimpey in my Stocks and Shares ISA. And I think Persimmon (LSE: PSN) would make another great addition to my shares portfolio. Its 7.5% forward dividend yield actually smashes the readings which those other income stocks currently offer.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…Demand for freshly-built homes is soaring, thanks to a blend of terrifically-cheap mortgage products and massive government purchase incentives.I think low Bank of England interest rates are here to stay for some time yet to help the economic recovery following Covid-19. And the British government is doubling-down on its vote-winning strategy of helping first-time buyers to get on the property ladder.Just yesterday, the First Homes project was launched, a programme that will help key workers and local people buy newbuild homes at whopping discounts of up to 50%.I think UK housebuilding shares like Persimmon are great buys, despite the threat of rising costs. Latest data showed cost inflation across the construction industry struck all-time highs in May. 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. 2 FTSE 100 dividend shares I’d buy and aim to hold for 10 years Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Sunday, 6th June, 2021 | More on: POLY PSN Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Enter Your Email Address A FTSE 100 dividend share to hold foreverI believe Polymetal International (LSE: POLY) is another FTSE 100 dividend share that’s worth serious attention. It’s not just because the gold miner carries a mighty 8.7% dividend yield for 2021. The company looks cheap from an earnings perspective too. Today, it trades bang on the bargain-benchmark prospective price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10 times.Prices of precious metals sank sharply in the first few months of the year as Covid-19 vaccines improved investor mood over the economic recovery. But gold prices have started rising again and, at $1,870 per ounce, are less than $200 below last summer’s record highs again.I think they could keep rising too as fears over global inflation rise, the US dollar continues to fall (a change that makes it more cost-effective to buy dollar-denominated assets like gold) and a stream of new coronavirus variants emerge.There’s no guarantee Polymetal’s profits will soar if gold prices jump to new peaks. The company has a history of impressing on the production front in recent times. Though the complex and unpredictable nature of metals mining means that costly problems are an ever-present threat.Still, I think having exposure to gold is always a good idea for protection against sudden economic downturns, as last year’s surge to record highs shows. And I think FTSE 100 dividend share Polymetal is an attractive way to do this. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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Apopka comes together to support law enforcement

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. City Commissioner Doug Bankson, also the Lead Pastor at Victory World Outreach Church in Apopka, echoed Morgan’s thoughts on the Bible being our guide.“It’s important to know that we are not the black race, or the white race, but the human race. We’re all in this together and the Bible says we need to be, because if we divide each other, we will devour each other. The word of God said it’s not right to take vigilante justice. God said I will repay injustice. He is a just judge. We need to spread the positive message of God’s love. We are one race – the human race.”Mayor Joe Kilsheimer quoted from President Obama’s remarks yesterday on the shootings in Baton Rouge, and pointed out the unique qualities of a police officer, but also the fact that they are one of us.“The President said it yesterday that an attack on our police is an attack on all of us. Our police officers are a part of us. We need to hold them in our hearts as though they are a part of our family. When mistakes occur, there has to be a measure of accountability… and we all believe in that accountability. But the fundamental bottom line is that our police officers are here for us and we need to keep that in mind.”Apopka businessman Rod Love quoted one of the fallen Baton Rouge police officers in his call for unity among the Apopka community.Kelvin Cobaris “…If the Black Lives Matter narrative brings us to divisiveness and to hatred, and violence, then I condemn it. I stand against it.”“Montrell Jackson, The officer from the Baton Rouge Police Department, wrote these words…‘Im tired physically and emotionally. These are trying times. Please don’t let hate infect your heart. This city must and will get better. I’m working in these streets so any protesters, officers, friends, family or whoever, if you see me and need a hug or want to say a prayer. I got you.’And we know that to be the case in law enforcement here, and we know that to be the case in law enforcement around the country. Yes we do have some problems. But I can see from the number of people here that Apopka cares about its police officers. We can work through these problems. We are here to work with you, and we are going to be standing in the gap.”Bishop Kelvin Cobaris is the Founding Pastor of The Impact Church in Orlando, and is running for Florida House District 45 of the Florida Legislature. He spoke of unity and community love, but also pushed back on the Black Lives Matter narrative.“One of the most important things we have to do as a city is unite. Let’s tell the community to unite. And no matter how much we talk about gun reform. No matter how much we talk about legislating things to try to bring this violence into a manner of control in our community – you cannot legislate love. You cannot legislate or put in laws to stop evil. All of us are not filled with hate. All of us are not filled with evil. It’s not just black lives that matter, all lives matter. And I understand the Black Lives Matter narrative, but at the end of the day if that narrative brings us to divisiveness and to hatred and violence, I condemn it. I stand against it. And I stand for those that are standing for uniting a community and not dividing it.” thanks you for putting the Truth our there about God and Jesus and coming back to the Word of God for this Nation NOW. That is the ONLY thing that will help. As the Word says Gods people need to humble themselves and PRAY and this Nation needs to CLAIMAGAIN THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD…and stop letting evil in. Thank you TAGSApopka Police DepartmentSouth Apopka Ministerial Alliance Previous articleOneOrlando Fund Process ExplainedNext articleCity’s proposed budget increases spending to over $100 Million Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lynne LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply July 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Around the country, it has been a summer of violence and untold tragedy. A little over a month ago on June 12th, the nation, Central Florida, and the Apopka community suffered through the worst mass shooting in our country’s history at The Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.That was 36 days ago.Since that day, we have endured tragedies in Minnesota, Baton Rouge, Dallas, Nice (in France) and again in Baton Rouge. Those were the headlined incidents.However there have been 195 mass shootings in the United States this year. Between the Pulse tragedy and the senseless shooting of six police officers in Baton Rouge, there have been 57 other mass shootings (which is defined as four or more people being shot in one incident).Apopka is not a stranger to gun violence. Although a police officer has not been killed in over 50 years, and the last suspect shot by an Apopka police officer was in 2011, the spring of 2016 was a particularly deadly season for parts of the Apopka Community with four shooting fatalities in eight days.The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance is not an organization to sit on the sidelines. In response to the fatalities, they spearheaded The Apopka Community Task Force on Violence, which concluded a 90-day study just last week. After the shootings in Baton Rouge yesterday, they organized a rally in support of police officers both in Apopka, and around the country. The event drew over 50 people to the steps of the Apopka City Hall Building despite being organized in less than a day.Religious leaders, elected officials and the Apopka community stood in unity and support for law enforcement at the event.The rally drew a lot of diversity both in race and opinions, but two common denominators did emerge – support for the police and unity.  “We are here about the things that are transpiring around the nation,” said Pastor Hezekiah Bradford, President of the Alliance. “What can we do as citizens? What can we do to insure that what is happening around the country will not happen here? We want to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with law enforcement, and we want to pray for all of those first responders that have fallen across the country.”In these trying days, Apopka Chief of Police Michael McKinley expressed his concern over the increase in violent crimes across the nation, but also gave his thanks for the support his department is receiving from the community.“We appreciate your support. Remember that police officers are husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, fathers, mothers and neighbors. They are part of this community too. And they want this community to be safe and they come to work every day with nothing but good intentions and they protect the community and they make sure everybody goes home safely. We need to address the violence in our community. Violent crimes are on the rise throughout the United States. Not violence between the community and police, but violence within the communities itself. Violence is out of control. We resort to violence far too often instead of just trying to work things out.”Pastor Darrel Morgan of The Word of Life Church in Apopka spoke of returning to the words and teachings of Jesus to overcome the rash of violence.“Today we’re a nation of the people, by the people and for the people. We are a nation under God and as a pastor of a church I have a privilege and a responsibility to teach the people in my congregation to obey the laws of our land. We do what the Lord Jesus said to do. He gave us a mandate in the Sermon on the Mount to love our enemies and pray for one another. If we as a nation walk away from our Christian heritage, this nation is going to go under. We need to come back to the word of God. We need to keep the laws of the land.”Yes we do have some problems. But I can see from the number of people here that Apopka cares about its police officers. We can work through these problems. We are here to work with you, and we are going to be standing in the gap.”-Rod Love UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENTlast_img read more

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Vanguard Way / Morrison Seifert Murphy

first_imgCopyHouses•Dallas, United States Vanguard Way / Morrison Seifert Murphy Houses Save this picture!+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/10863/vanguard-way-morrison-seifert-murphy Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/10863/vanguard-way-morrison-seifert-murphy Clipboard Vanguard Way / Morrison Seifert MurphySave this projectSaveVanguard Way / Morrison Seifert Murphy CopyAbout this officeMorrison Seifert MurphyOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDallasHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 27, 2008Cite: “Vanguard Way / Morrison Seifert Murphy” 27 Dec 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore 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 Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”center_img Architects: Morrison Seifert Murphy Area Area of this architecture project United States 2007 “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. This was the first house completed in new Dallas neighborhood devoted entirely to Modernism. As our clients were the first they were able to select a premier albeit irregularly-shaped site that overlooks a public park and waterway.Save this picture!We accommodated the program in a compact, two-story structure that essentially extends to the buildable limits of the property but reserves some space for private outdoor uses. The garage, accessed via an open motor court, can double as a photographic studio. Save this picture!Guests enter from the street under a covered porch that leads to a double- height entry that is illuminated from above. The space compresses just before entering the next double-height volume of the living room. This space is adjoined by the dining space and kitchen. The master bath, dining space and living space are arranged enfilade about a centerline that leads through a double-height window wall to a sculpture garden and the park beyond. The guest suite above dining space is organized about this same axis and has its own view to the park and waterway. Save this picture!The master suite adjoins a walled terrace containing a spa and fireplace. With the sliding panels open these spaces can be used as one. The powder bath is an exquisite space best explained by the images contained herein. Suffice to say that due to its unique plan and dramatic presence the owners have made it a part of the entry experience. Save this picture!The entire house is rendered in hard-troweled, white stucco with sealed concrete floors throughout the ground level.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessYaya house / Manuel OcañaSelected ProjectsMerry Christmas!Articles Share Year:  ArchDaily Projectslast_img read more

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Enebro House / MEM Arquitectos

first_img Area:  209 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Enebro House / MEM Arquitectos Enebro House / MEM ArquitectosSave this projectSaveEnebro House / MEM Arquitectos Architects: MEM Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, DAB, Helvex, Lumion 9, MabeDesign Team:Damián Salgado, Erik Montejano, Ricardo López D’EliaEngineering:Jose Luis Guerra FalcónLandscape:MEM ArquitectosCollaborators:IPESI electrificaciones, iluminación arquitectónicaCity:Santiago de QuerétaroCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ariadna PoloRecommended ProductsCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – KaleidosCarpetsLonghiRug – CloudsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The daily challenge of every architect is to create spatial designs that integrate with the user’s needs in an aesthetic and functional way. But what happens when you don’t have a specific user? Casa Enebro is designed under this challenge, taking into account the different perspectives under which each of the areas that integrate it can be read, and thus create a space that suits the greatest number of users and their needs. It is developed on a 10x18m plot of land. As it has a positive orientation with the North facing the front and the South facing the back, a semi-circular façade was chosen in which the windows of the main bedroom are covered by a metal lattice and the bathrooms on the upper floor are ventilated by domes; thus generating a private and well-ventilated space inside. In the access part, there is a  door that seeks to blend in and give the impression of being a single element that is integrated into the overall design.Save this picture!© Ariadna PoloSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Ariadna PoloOn the first floor, a complete bathroom and an alcove-type room are projected, which can receive different uses depending on the needs of the user: a bedroom for a teenager or a person whose need is to avoid the use of stairs; a private personal study; or a more private family room. The social area is developed on a free floor where the living-dining room space has a double-height and has a clear view of the back garden. The kitchen area is an open space with an island where the sink and stove are located, and at the back, there is a storage space where the covered oven tower is also integrated. The space for the refrigerator is already defined in such a way that it is hidden so that the aesthetics of the interior are preserved without leaving functionality aside.Save this picture!© Ariadna PoloSave this picture!Upper floor planSave this picture!© Ariadna PoloOn the upper floor, there are two rooms: the main one and the secondary one, each one with its respective bathroom. In the same way, the part of the double-height is projected to be able to generate a third room in that space in case it is necessary; the door of the current room would be crossed to generate a shared bathroom for both. Likewise, there is a family area overlooking the double-height living-dining room area. The house has LED lighting, solar heater, gray and black water separation system, and solar panels that, in addition to providing power to the house, also power the electric car charging system. The Casa Enebro takes the current and future needs of different users and integrates them in a functional and aesthetic way, generating a space that adapts to its environment and purpose.Save this picture!© Ariadna PoloProject gallerySee allShow lessGrand Avenue Park Bridge / LMN ArchitectsSelected ProjectsTorrens House / Atelier SunSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949257/enebro-house-mem-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Houses ArchDailycenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949257/enebro-house-mem-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Photographs:  Ariadna Polo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico Save this picture!© Ariadna Polo+ 29Curated by Clara Ott Share 2019 Mexico CopyAbout this officeMEM ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSantiago de QuerétaroOn FacebookMexicoPublished on October 14, 2020Cite: “Enebro House / MEM Arquitectos” [Casa Enebro / MEM Arquitectos] 14 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore 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! 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Journalist and blogger arrested after they covered opposition demonstration

first_img News Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of freelance journalist Mohamed Shaheeb and blogger Hilath Rasheed, who were arrested today for covering an opposition demonstration yesterday against President Mohamed Nasheed. RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers News News Receive email alerts RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates September 12, 2018 Find out more MaldivesAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Shaheeb, who works part-time for radio Sun FM, was already arrested in 1997, Amnesty International said. Follow the news on Maldivescenter_img July 15, 2020 Find out more Organisation RSF_en to go further Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist October 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist and blogger arrested after they covered opposition demonstration MaldivesAsia – Pacific News “Mohamed Shaheeb and Hiliath Rasheed are not criminals,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They are both media professional who are recognised in their fields. It would be intolerable if the sole reason for their detention was their presence at a demonstration yesterday outside the president’s office. We call for an explanation of these arrests.” April 23, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

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Caltech Scientists Say West Antarctic Ice Sheet Will Melt Much Faster Than Previously Thought

first_imgScience and Technology Caltech Scientists Say West Antarctic Ice Sheet Will Melt Much Faster Than Previously Thought One of the biggest unknowns in understanding the effects of climate change today is the melting rate of glacial ice in Antarctica. Scientists agree rising atmospheric and ocean temperatures could destabilize these ice sheets, but there is uncertainty about how fast they will lose ice. By KER THAN Published on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 11:03 am Business News Credit: Courtesy Karen HeywoodCredit: Courtesy Louise BiddleThe West Antarctic Ice Sheet is of particular concern to scientists because it contains enough ice to raise global sea level by up to 16 feet, and its physical configuration makes it susceptible to melting by warm ocean water. Recent studies have suggested that the collapse of certain parts of the ice sheet is inevitable. But will that process take several decades or centuries?Research by Caltech scientists now suggests that estimates of future rates of melt for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet—and, by extension, of future sea-level rise—have been too conservative. In a new study, published online on March 9 in the Journal of Glaciology, a team led by Victor Tsai, an assistant professor of geophysics, found that properly accounting for Coulomb friction—a type of friction generated by solid surfaces sliding against one another—in computer models significantly increases estimates of how sensitive the ice sheet is to temperature perturbations driven by climate change.Unlike other ice sheets that are moored to land above the ocean, most of West Antarctica’s ice sheet is grounded on a sloping rock bed that lies below sea level. In the past decade or so, scientists have focused on the coastal part of the ice sheet where the land ice meets the ocean, called the “grounding line,” as vital for accurately determining the melting rate of ice in the southern continent.“Our results show that the stability of the whole ice sheet and our ability to predict its future melting is extremely sensitive to what happens in a very small region right at the grounding line. It is crucial to accurately represent the physics here in numerical models,” says study coauthor Andrew Thompson, an assistant professor of environmental science and engineering at Caltech.Part of the seafloor on which the West Antarctic Ice Sheet rests slopes upward toward the ocean in what scientists call a “reverse slope gradient.” The end of the ice sheet also floats on the ocean surface so that ocean currents can deliver warm water to its base and melt the ice from below. Scientists think this “basal melting” could cause the grounding line to retreat inland, where the ice sheet is thicker. Because ice thickness is a key factor in controlling ice discharge near the coast, scientists worry that the retreat of the grounding line could accelerate the rate of interior ice flow into the oceans. Grounding line recession also contributes to the thinning and melting away of the region’s ice shelves—thick, floating extensions of the ice sheet that help reduce the flow of ice into the sea.According to Tsai, many earlier models of ice sheet dynamics tried to simplify calculations by assuming that ice loss is controlled solely by viscous stresses, that is, forces that apply to “sticky fluids” such as honey—or in this case, flowing ice. The conventional models thus accounted for the flow of ice around obstacles but ignored friction. “Accounting for frictional stresses at the ice sheet bottom in addition to the viscous stresses changes the physical picture dramatically,” Tsai says.In their new study, Tsai’s team used computer simulations to show that even though Coulomb friction affects only a relatively small zone on an ice sheet, it can have a big impact on ice stream flow and overall ice sheet stability.In most previous models, the ice sheet sits firmly on the bed and generates a downward stress that helps keep it attached it to the seafloor. Furthermore, the models assumed that this stress remains constant up to the grounding line, where the ice sheet floats, at which point the stress disappears.Tsai and his team argue that their model provides a more realistic representation—in which the stress on the bottom of the ice sheet gradually weakens as one approaches the coasts and grounding line, because the weight of the ice sheet is increasingly counteracted by water pressure at the glacier base. “Because a strong basal shear stress cannot occur in the Coulomb model, it completely changes how the forces balance at the grounding line,” Thompson says.Tsai says the idea of investigating the effects of Coulomb friction on ice sheet dynamics came to him after rereading a classic study on the topic by American metallurgist and glaciologist Johannes Weertman from Northwestern University. “I wondered how might the behavior of the ice sheet differ if one factored in this water-pressure effect from the ocean, which Weertman didn’t know would be important when he published his paper in 1974,” Tsai says.Tsai thought about how this could be achieved and realized the answer might lie in another field in which he is actively involved: earthquake research. “In seismology, Coulomb friction is very important because earthquakes are thought to be the result of the edge of one tectonic plate sliding against the edge of another plate frictionally,” Tsai said. “This ice sheet research came about partly because I’m working on both glaciology and earthquakes.”If the team’s Coulomb model is correct, it could have important implications for predictions of ice loss in Antarctica as a result of climate change. Indeed, for any given increase in temperature, the model predicts a bigger change in the rate of ice loss than is forecasted in previous models. “We predict that the ice sheets are more sensitive to perturbations such as temperature,” Tsai says.Hilmar Gudmundsson, a glaciologist with the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK, called the team’s results “highly significant.” “Their work gives further weight to the idea that a marine ice sheet, such as the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is indeed, or at least has the potential to become, unstable,” says Gudmundsson, who was not involved in the study.Glaciologist Richard Alley, of Pennsylvania State University, noted that historical studies have shown that ice sheets can remain stable for centuries or millennia and then switch to a different configuration suddenly.“If another sudden switch happens in West Antarctica, sea level could rise a lot, so understanding what is going on at the grounding lines is essential,” says Alley, who also did not participate in the research.“Tsai and coauthors have taken another important step in solving this difficult problem,” he says.Along with Tsai and Thompson, Andrew Stewart, an assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at UCLA, was also a coauthor on the paper, “Marine ice sheet profiles and stability under Coulomb basal conditions.” Funding support for the study was provided by Caltech’s President’s and Director’s Fund program and the Stanback Discovery Fund for Global Environmental Science. 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St. Francis High School Graduates its Class of 2016

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Fr. Tony Marti, the President of St. Francis High School, addresses the graduates during the Graduation Prayer Service in the school’s chapel.(Left to right) – Salutatorian Joshua Lee ’16, Valedictorian Gabriel Alpuerto ’16, and Salutatorian William Huston ’16.One hundred and sixty-two young men from the Class of 2016 graduated on Saturday, May 28th, on the campus of St. Francis High School in La Cañada Flintridge, California.Fr. Harold Snider, OFM Cap., the Provincial of the Western American Province of the Capuchin Franciscan Order, represented his Excellency Bishop José Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, at the graduation. Fr. Tony Marti, OFM Cap., the school President, Mr. Thomas Moran, the school Principal, and Mr. Mark Heydorff, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, also officiated at the Sixty-Seventh Annual Commencement Exercises for the local Catholic, college-preparatory institution.Aaron Joseph Baker led the National Anthem, Evan Kristopher Swayne, the Senior Class President, welcomed the crowd, and Valedictorian Gabriel Luis Carlos Alpuerto gave a formal address to the audience. Alpuerto also received the Capuchin Award and Medal for Scholarship. The program also recognized Co-Salutatorians, William Anthony Huston and Joshua Anthony Lee, for their exceptional achievement.Certificates of Excellence were awarded to graduates in the following categories: Computer Science – James William Sobieski; Fine Arts – Aaron Joseph Baker, Michael James Brian, Andrew James Parker; Foreign Language – Jonathan David Azterbaum, Dylan Alexander Hankins, Abel Anthony Edens; Mathematics – Clayton Wilcox Green, William Anthony Huston; Media – Blake Williams Bowen; Social Studies – Giancarlo Moussa Orlando, Tyler Joseph Valdez.The school faculty also presented Capuchin Medals for excellence in subject areas to the following individuals: Art – Jake William Almeida; Athletics – Areg Nazarian; Biology – Clayton Wilcox Green; Chemistry – Aaron Joseph Baker; Chorus – Casey Broemsen-Daniel McCreary; Computer Science – Ryan Anthony Schroeder; Drumline – Gabriel Luis Carlos Alpuerto; Economics – Joshua Anthony Lee; English – Abel Anthony Edens; European History – Gabriel Luis Carlos Alpuerto; Human Geography – Alexander Levon Harutunian; Kinesiology – Colin Joseph Keenan; Latin – Ryan Anthony Schroeder; Mass Media – Zade Nour Dardari; Mathematics – Thomas Anastasios Christopoulos; Physics – Jung Min Hong; Religion – Ryan Joseph Hambley; Spanish – Alexander Joseph Pidoux; Theater – Isaak Harlow Momsen; United States Government – Joshua Anthony Lee; United States History – Gabriel Luis Carlos Alpuerto.At the Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 27th, Community Service Awards were presented to Gabriel Luis Carlos Alpuerto (Pro Deo et Patria for Leadership); Michael Paul Calmette (Pro Deo et Ecclesia for Leadership); William Anthony Huston (Fred Purner Humanitarian Award); Cristian Jacob Miranda (Roger Barkley Award for Outstanding Character); Matthew John Fernandez, Jack Robert Thompson (Archdiocesan Christian Service Award); Abel Anthony Edens, Alexander Levon Harutunian (Peter Brang Medal for Good Citizenship); and William Anthony Huston (Franciscan Spirit and Life Award). In addition, Mrs. Christina Tinglof, Mrs. Dianne Ciulla, and Mrs. Christina Altmayer were honored for their service to St. Francis with the St. Clare of Assisi Award. Mr. Frank Gangi was also recognized for his service to the school as the recipient of the St. Francis of Assisi Award.The Fr. Lawrence Caruso Memorial College Scholarship was awarded to Colin Joseph Keenan.Thirty-five graduates received the special St. Francis High School Honors Diploma, an award given for Christian service, high academic achievement, and taking at least one Advanced Placement course during their senior year at the school. Eleven of the graduating seniors became Life Members in the California Scholarship Federation. The California Scholarship Federation Sealbearer Scholarship was presented to Alexander Levon Harutunian.The National Merit Program Commended Students are Abel Anthony Edens, Clayton Wilcox Green, William Anthony Huston, Eric Yong-Sean Lin, Ryan Anthony Schroeder, James William Sobieski, and Matthew Eric Tauer.Forty-five students graduated as members of the National Honor Society and ten graduated as Mu Alpha Theta Members. The National Honor Society Certificate of Merit was awarded to Gabriel Luis Carlos Alpuerto and James William Sobieski. The National Honor Society of Sports Medicine graduated five members. The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognized Gabriel Luis Carlos Alpuerto, Jonathan David Azterbaum, Abel Anthony Edens, Mark Garcia, Eric William Peacock, Matthew Eric Tauer, and Tyler Joseph Valdez as Scholars.At the time of graduation, students from St. Francis High School’s graduating Class of 2016 have received 211 scholarships and awards to colleges and universities throughout the United States. These scholarships and awards equate to $10,084,000 towards the recipients’ educational costs.St. Francis would like to congratulate all 162 graduates and wish them well as they journey onward to do great things. Below are the names of the St. Francis graduates from the Class of 2016: Education St. Francis High School Graduates its Class of 2016 La Cañada Flintridge, California Article and Photos courtesy of ST. 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Animal rights campaigners want fur off Christmas shopping list in Limerick

first_imgLinkedin Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSAnimal Rights Action Network (ARAN)International Fur Free FridayJohn Carmodylimerick Twitter Facebook NewsLocal NewsAnimal rights campaigners want fur off Christmas shopping list in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – December 4, 2014 896 Email WhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK animal rights activists have come up with a grisly campaign to ensure that animal skins are the last thing you want to put on your Christmas shopping list this year.As part of International Fur Free Friday, four members of the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) confronted shoppers in the Capital last week with the imitation dead bodies of skinned, bloody foxes. The campaigners who held signs which read , ‘Here’s the rest of your fur coat?’, are now planning a similar protest in Limerick in the coming weeks.ARAN founder John Carmody said the point of the campaign is to drive home in no uncertain terms that there’s “nothing fashionable about wearing the skins of tormented, tortured animals”. The local animal rights group are now urging the people of Limerick to keep fur off their Christmas pressies list this year.According to ARAN, every year millions of animals are trapped, drowned and beaten to death in the wild, and are strangled, gassed and electrocuted on fur farms. Mr Carmody claims that in Ireland alone, over 200,000 animals are locked in small wire mesh cages before being gassed to death.Earlier this year, the relentless Limerick animal rights campaigner vowed to hunt down celebrity couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, to show his outrage at the stars’ frequent wearing of fur, on their honeymoon stopover at Ardpatrick’s Castle Oliver. He also staged a protest when Lady Gaga last visited Ireland to show his anger at her “fur addiction”.“We want fashionistas to know that animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy cages before they are beaten, gassed or anally electrocuted and are sometimes skinned while they are still alive,” claimed Mr Carmody.“Designers such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Vivienne Westwood, have publicly sworn off fur because it is so cruel,” he concluded.center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Previous articleThe Weyward Sisters arriveNext articlePrincipal’s employment appeal award doubled by court Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

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Over 2,000 Donegal students collecting Leaving Cert results today

first_img Twitter 2,072 students who sat the Leaving Cert exam qnd 139 who sat the Leaving Cert Applied in Donegal have begun collecting their results this morning. Schools opened at 9 o’clock, results can be picked up online or by phone from midday.The Education Minister is urging people receiving their Leaving Cert results today – not to panic if they don’t get what they expected.The Tanaiste Mary Coughlan also says students should remember that there are other options to consider – outside of universities or institutes of technology – to help further their education.She says students should try to disregard all the hype generated by the exam results………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/zzcough830.mp3[/podcast]Letterkenny Youth Information Centre will provide a phone helpline over the next week for those receiving Leaving Cert results.Staff at the Port Road based centre will also be available for young people and parents to bring along any queries that may arise following students receiving their results.Youth Information Officer, Martin Keeney says today is also a day for celebration, and he’s urging people going out tonight to take care……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/zzmarty1.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – August 18, 2010 Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Pinterest Twitter News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleDerry to be a host city for the Clipper Round the World Yacht RaceNext articleTrade Links initiative could boost Donegal businesses News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Over 2,000 Donegal students collecting Leaving Cert results today Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25thlast_img read more

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