Stock market crash bargains: I’d buy these cheap FTSE 100 dividend shares today

first_img 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. Roland Head owns shares of Aviva and British American Tobacco. 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. 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. Stock market crash bargains: I’d buy these cheap FTSE 100 dividend shares today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The stock market crash has created some terrific bargains, in my view. Although the market has rallied powerfully since March, I think there are still a number of good FTSE 100 dividend stocks on offer.This stock could yield 8%My first choice is FTSE 100 insurer Aviva (LSE: AV), which is a long-term holding of mine. The Aviva share price is down by about 35% so far this year, but in my view, the stock now looks seriously oversold.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…At the end of March, the company said that it only expects to see an extra £160m of claims relating to COVID-19 — an affordable amount.At the same time, management estimates that the group held surplus cash of 372p per share in excess of regulatory requirements. This suggests to me that the current share price of 270p is a genuine bargain.Why are the shares so cheap? The market appears to be pricing-in big losses that have not yet come to light. There is some risk of this, of course, if market conditions remain difficult. But I think Aviva is suffering from poor investor sentiment too.The shares currently trade on less than five times 2020 forecast earnings. Although the dividend has been suspended, I think a final payout for 2020 is quite likely. And I’d expect a yield for of 6% to 8% in 2021.I see Aviva as one of the biggest bargains of the stock market crash.Profits are risingTelecoms giant Vodafone Group (LSE: VOD) has been through a challenging few years, but the group now appears to be benefiting from the changes we’ve seen in recent years.Boss Nick Read is simplifying Vodafone’s operations, improving their profitability and cash generation. Sales rose by 3% to €44,974m last year, while free cash flow rose by 12.2% to €4,949m.Although the coronavirus lockdown has resulted in a loss of revenue from mobile roaming, Covid demand has been strong in other areas of the business, which includes broadband and mobile networks.Vodafone’s debt still looks a little high to me, the planned sale of the group’s European network of radio masts should solve this problem. In the meantime, the stock’s 6.4% yield is covered comfortably by the group’s annual free cash flow. If you want to invest fresh cash safely during the stock market crash, this looks like a good choice to me.A share up 30% since the stock market crashedThe stock market bottomed out on 23 March. My final pick has risen by 30% since then, but still offers a forecast dividend yield of 7%. The company in question is FTSE 100 income stalwart British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS).Although this company (rightly) attracts criticism for the health risks attached to its products, the reality is that it’s still a very large and profitable business. Investors who are happy to own this tobacco stock can benefit from generous cash flows and big, reliable dividends.While the number of smokers is falling each year, this seems to be a slow process. So far, BATS has been able to increase its market share and prices to keep sales fairly stable.Last year the company generated free cash flow of £6.5bn, comfortably covering £4.6bn of dividend payments. The dividend continues to look pretty safe to me, making this a rare opportunity to lock-in a 7% yield. Image source: Getty Images. center_img Enter Your Email Address Roland Head | Monday, 29th June, 2020 | More on: AV BATS VOD Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

Six Nations Analysis: How Ireland can disrupt France

first_imgThe defensive game plan for Ireland was simple: let Italy give you the ball. Ireland didn’t need to over commit to the breakdown, instead they would wait for the opportunity to arise then steal the ball. Ireland had plenty of these opportunities, largely caused by Italy’s insistence on playing with Mariana Trench levels of depth.When you are caught behind the gain-line as an attack, your support players need to run backwards before they can come through the gate. The defenders simply run through the gate.Italy lost the gain-line battle 49% of the time, which is woeful, and it’s not surprising they were turned over 11 times by Ireland, more than any other team in the tournament.Ireland not only need to beat France in Paris on Saturday night, they will likely need to do it with a bonus point to win the Six Nations. To do that they need turnovers.As they showed at the weekend, that doesn’t mean piling bodies into rucks and hoping you win the ball. Instead it means line speed, catching France behind the gain-line, then swooping on their undefended ruck.LineoutsIf you look just at Italy’s lineout success at this tournament you will see that they are around the 89% mark. Right around average or perhaps a little below, not terrible but not as deep in the mire as some other aspects of their play. But that doesn’t tell the whole picture – the percentage of clean ball they get is less than 80%. Smart move: Peter O’Mahony offloads in the tackle to set up a try (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Unstoppable!When the @IrishRugby pack gets on a roll, watch out…#IREvITA #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/AuDbjGNobF— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) October 24, 2020What was particularly impressive for Ireland was how consistently strong they were when they had lineouts inside the Italian 22. Winning, with a bonus point, against this French side is a very hard task. It is made easier if any penalties near the French half have the potential to be turned into a maul try.Watch the above clip, look at how hard it is to defend this Irish lineout. Italy don’t go up, which allows Ireland to go to the back of the lineout. It should be that if you don’t challenge at the lineout you have the advantage of getting your drive in first. But because Ireland go to the back of the lineout they are able to just roll around and negate almost every Italian defender.Rising high: CJ Stander wins a lineout for Ireland (Getty Images)This poses problems for France. Will they go up and try to force Ireland to go to the front of the lineout? Or will they stay down and try to drive? Whatever they do, you can guarantee that this will be a key weapon in Ireland’s arsenal.OffloadingIn the first three games of the Six Nations, Ireland offloaded a combined total of 14 times. Against Italy they did it 12 times. That included two offloads in the build-up to this try… Sam Larner looks at the pointers we can take from the Italy victory into the championship finale Six Nations Analysis: How Ireland can disrupt FranceAfter almost eight months, the fourth round of the 2020 Six Nations has been completed. It was a 26th consecutive loss for Italy. Ireland have now scored 50 or more points against Italy in four of the last five Six Nations matches.The stats make it sound like a routine victory for Ireland, and it was, but there was more to it as they tried to change up their game plan ahead of Saturday’s match against France.Related: Hugo Keenan scores double on Ireland debutHere are three areas where Ireland won the match…BreakdownItaly once again led the possession stakes. They have done that in every game of this Six Nations, apart from against Scotland when they finished on 49%.They have had a combined 5mins 12secs more attacking ball than their opposition during this tournament. That sounds promising, but what have they done with that possession and time?Scored five tries, two of which were scored beyond 80 minutes when the game was done, and conceded 20. Both totals are tournament worsts.For 17 phases Italy camped in the Irish 22 but the end result was an Irish try. This from a turnover for Caelan Doris, one of 11 for Ireland and two for Doris.center_img Peter O’Mahony’s offload though #IREvITA #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/SVFj8Rx3HL— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) October 24, 2020During the 2019 World Cup, the way Ireland played could be described as dull. It was an arm wrestle with plenty of one-out, static runners. What Ireland showed against Italy wasn’t that – and the offloads were a big part of it.Offloads are effective because they remove one, or in O’Mahony’s case two, defenders without stopping the ball. Against France they will be crucial.France showed against Wales on Saturday evening that they will feast on ponderous, static ball. Ireland won’t win an arm wrestle, but they might have the edge if they can move France around.The stage is set for an exciting finale to this elongated tournament. Textbook Johnny Sexton storms over to finish an attack that will have the @IrishRugby coaches smiling #IREvITA #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/FGZRu7VNJN— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) October 24, 2020And this beauty from Peter O’Mahony… Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Hugo Keenan’s day is getting better and better…#GuinnessSixNations #IREvITA pic.twitter.com/RLQarerWuv— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) October 24, 2020last_img read more

Ruiz House / LR Arquitectura

first_imgCopyAbout this officeLR ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookMexicoPublished on December 22, 2020Cite: “Ruiz House / LR Arquitectura” [Casa Ruiz / LR Arquitectura] 22 Dec 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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953513/ruiz-house-lr-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs Ruiz House / LR Arquitectura Ruiz House / LR ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveRuiz House / LR Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953513/ruiz-house-lr-arquitectura Clipboard Save this picture!© Horacio Virissimo+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•Los Gavilanes, Mexico Mexico Photographs:  Horacio Virissimo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  2540 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2020 Carlos Teodoro Rodriguez-Laura, Eduardo Lassala Orozco Lead Architects: Houses Architects: LR Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Projects Design Team:Marisol Favela, Miriam OrtizStructure:TADECity:Los GavilanesCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Horacio VirissimoRecommended ProductsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Glass PrintingResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The candor in the architecture of the project allows us to appreciate the composition of its main strokes, product of an analysis centered on increasing the quality of life of its residents. This is done aiming to achieve the maximum benefit possible through a suitable regulation of the weather conditions.Save this picture!© Horacio VirissimoSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Horacio VirissimoLocated within a suburban residential development in the south of the Guadalajara Metropolitan area, the project is composed of two overlapping volumes that satisfy dual needs: private use and services. On one hand, the openness between the volumes harnesses the advantages of the weather conditions and sunlight in a low-density residential context, satisfying the ventilation, lighting, and visuals needs. On the other hand, the privacy of the residents becomes a priority and thus moderates the exposure of the service areas towards the exterior.Save this picture!© Horacio VirissimoSave this picture!© Horacio VirissimoSave this picture!© Horacio VirissimoIn summary, the project is the result of a thorough and honest process based on the needs expressed by the client. It succeeds in balancing the natural and urban conditions of the environment, representing the identity of the development through its volumes.Save this picture!© Horacio VirissimoSave this picture!© Horacio VirissimoProject gallerySee allShow lessRa House / Balet Roselló ArquitectosSelected ProjectsMafra House / João Tiago Aguiar ArquitectosSelected Projects Share ArchDaily “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Electrica Variedades, Modul Studio, Soluciones Java, Trimble Navigationlast_img read more

Half of today’s Red Nose Day donations expected to come from social network sites, says agency

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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Half of today’s Red Nose Day donations expected to come from social network sites, says agency Howard Lake | 18 March 2011 | News Tagged with: Comic Relief Consulting & Agencies Digital Research / statistics  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity marketing agency DMS has estimated that half of the donations received by Comic Relief today on Red Nose Day will come from people using social networks. This view follows a study of 24,000 people undertaken by TGI, revealing that Comic Relief and Sport Relief are the top two charities of choice among those on social networking sites.The research shows that 45% of donors to Comic Relief are users of social networks, a much higher proportion than any other UK charities, according to the research. The figure for Cancer Research UK is 34% and 24% for Christian Aid.Comic Relief of course has been promoting a participative approach to fundraising for years, both online and offline. It has continued to secure record levels of fundraising income over the past two years, despite the financial hard times faced by many.Steven Dodds, joint head of planning for DMS said: “It’s great to see charities really getting the general public involved. While I feel sure the backing of the BBC and its celebrities really helps, the key to Comic Relief’s success is its focus on one day of the year, building the excitement and inviting people to be part of it in some way.“The Comic Relief brand is ingenious in the way that it is inherently open and social in nature, perfectly in tune with the broader cultural themes of the social networking age. It’s not a charity run by a select few that work there, but is owned by anyone that has ever been involved in a fundraising event – a theme that should lie at the heart of future fundraising.”The TGI survey of 24,000 people looked at their involvement with charities including Oxfam, NSPCC, Action for Children, Shelter, RSPCA, and British Heart Foundation.www.rednoseday.comlast_img read more

News Now 1/30/19

first_imgTwitter TCU News Now 8/26/20 Linkedin ReddIt TCU News Now 4/24/20 TCU 360 Staff printThis week on TCU News Now, an update on the below freezing temperatures sweeping the country and new construction projects on campus.News Now 1/30/19 from TCU Student Media on Vimeo. TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Pantone: Color of the year 2020center_img Facebook TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ + posts Twitter ReddIt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Trump versus everyone elseNext articleFort Worth School Board approves funding to repair tracks at area middle schools TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin News Now 4/10/20last_img read more

Dmitri Medvedev given four proposals for improving press freedom

first_img News May 27, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en to go further Receive email alerts News News Follow the news on Belarus Related documents Open letter to Dmitri MedvedevPDF – 82.31 KB читать на русскомReporters Without Borders wrote today to First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev urging him “to take concrete steps to create the conditions for greater freedom in Russia.” The United Russia party’s candidate in the 2 March presidential election, Medvedev is backed by President Putin and, according to opinion polls, could get more than 70 per cent of the vote.The letter puts four proposals to Medvedev for improving the press freedom situation in Russia. It says the Russian authorities should:- amend three articles of the Russian criminal code (articles 129, 130 and 319) concerning defamation and insulting comments, which are often used to prosecute journalists;- reform the anti-extremism law, whose vague wording has allowed prosecutions to be brought against NGOs and independent news websites;- remedy the lack of diversity in broadcasting by creating conditions for the emergence of privately-owned national TV stations that are independent of any control by state-owned or parastatal companies;- put an end to the impunity enjoyed by those who murder journalists and in particular show that Russia is determined that all those who were responsible for the deaths of Anna Politkovskaya and Paul Klebnikov in October 2006 and July 2004 are identified and brought to justice.The chapter on Russia in the Reporters Without Borders annual report, published on 13 February, highlights the lack of progress in the struggle against impunity, the improper confinement of journalists to psychiatric hospitals, physical attacks on journalists and the bias in favour of United Russia candidates in the media’s coverage of the campaign for last December’s parliamentary elections. Russia was ranked 144th out of 169 countries in the 2007 Reporters Without Borders annual world press freedom index. BelarusEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” February 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dmitri Medvedev given four proposals for improving press freedom “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Masjid Al Taqwa: 6th Annual Invited Guest Series

first_imgFaith & Religion News Masjid Al Taqwa: 6th Annual Invited Guest Series Article and Photos courtesy of MASJID AL TAQWA Published on Monday, May 6, 2013 | 1:16 pm Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment The Education Committee of Masjid Al-Taqwa of Altadena and Pasadena will host its 6th Annual Invited Guest Series featuring Joshua Salaam of Native Deen and the Straight P.A.T.H. (Positive Actions Through Harmony) whose music seeks to inspire young people to keep their faith amid the pressure and temptations of daily life at 568 East Mt. Curve Avenue, Altadena.Masjid Al Taqwa needs your help and are in great need of sponsors. Please help in bringing this community together through music that build up the community with positive words of praise.The event will be held at 568 East Mt. Curve Avenue, Altadena, and tickets are $25.00 in advance, $30.00 the day of the concert on May 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, you can email [email protected], or call Sister Darrina Abdus-Samad at (626) 529-6204, or Sister Saleemah Mohammad at (626) 840-4740.Masjid Al Taqwa, 2181 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, (626) 398-8392 or visit www.altaqwamasjid.com. 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Young Adult Author Sherri L. Smith Releases ‘Pasadena,’ a Murder Mystery Set in the City of Roses

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe 106 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Literary Arts Young Adult Author Sherri L. Smith Releases ‘Pasadena,’ a Murder Mystery Set in the City of Roses From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, September 5, 2016 | 11:21 am More Cool Stuff Award-winning young adult author Sherri L. Smith has a new novel: a page-turner murder mystery set in California’s City of Roses, where Jude’s best friend Maggie is found dead in a swimming pool, and she calls it murder even when the victim’s family calls it an accident.In the process of getting closer to the truth, Jude digs the past like bones from a shallow grave. And when the secrets start turning up, Jude realizes she’s got a few skeletons of her own.“Pasadena” is a tale of love, damage and salvation set against the sweltering backdrop of Pasadena in the summer. In her quest for who could have murdered her best friend, Jude looks at several suspects – among them a stalker so obsessed with the victim that he documents her every step with his camera, Maggie’s cancer-stricken brother who was the apple of the family’s eye, or anyone among their circle of friends.“Jude leaves no holds barred in her laser-like determination to find the truth, and the secrets that eventually surface, in Smith’s beautifully crafted and suspenseful novel, come as a surprise,” says book reviewer Jean Westmoore.“Sherri L. Smith probes the vulnerable underbellies of a lot of toothy sharks in this page-turning California noir,” says E. Lockhart, author of the New York Times bestseller “We Were Liars.” “‘Pasadena’ is stylish and still sad, chilling and still hopeful, open-hearted and still mysterious. Smith is an author with astonishing range and she’s a stellar storyteller.”“Pasadena” is a 240-page hardcover published by G.P. Putnam and Sons, for ages 13 and up.last_img read more

Hearing Officer Approves CUP for Annandale Canyon Access Trail

first_img Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 1410 Wierfield Drive Photo courtesy Google MapsA city hearing officer approved a conditional use permit (CUP) that will allow for the establishment of a “park and recreation facility” land use designation at 1410 Wierfield Drive.“The one argument that was raised on several occasions by some of the opponents was there was a citation in the application to the conservancy that talked about the preservation of the property,” said Hearing Officer Paul Novak.“I would add there was nothing that I saw in the documents associated with that grant that would have in any way prohibited what’s being discussed herein,” Novak said.The CUP will facilitate pedestrian access to Annandale Canyon as part of the Annandale Canyon Open Space Trail Access Improvement Project.The project includes a parking lot for six cars at the end of Wierfield Drive, a trailhead, a trail, and an observation point, according to a report on the proposal.“I ardently support the plan to afford public access to a park and recreation facility in Annandale Canyon,” said Roger Wolf in correspondence to the hearing officer.“As one among the principal group of neighbors who worked to preserve this open space, we recognized that enabling our fellow citizens to enjoy and appreciate this last vestige of natural habitat in our backyard is essential to preserving its existence,” Wolf wrote.“Actually, most advocates for aborting the project still want to preserve this precious patch of wildland. Their objections center around a list of potential dangers (fire risk, homeless encampments, crime, littering etc.), all of which are and will be existing problems of the same scale, independent of creation of a park facility. The minimal adverse effects of this project are far outweighed by the potential benefits to our local community.”Several opponents of the project claimed it could increase fire risk and could lead to homeless encampments in the area.“The potential for fire danger is my biggest concern if the canyon becomes accessible to the public,” said Darlene Smith.The trail will be gated during the construction phase. Per the approval of the CUP, signs will be posted prohibiting overnight camping and notifying motorists that their cars are subject to impound if they are in the parking lot at closing time. An emergency communications box could also be placed along the rail.The trailhead would include a bench, a combination trash/recycling receptacle, a series of boulders along both sides of the parking lot, and a security gate to prevent vehicle access after-hours.The 23-acre project site is currently undeveloped and includes an abandoned unpaved graded access road extending to the north from Wierfield Drive that is overgrown in many areas.The proposed trail will be 2,350 feet in length and three to five feet in width depending on any given point along the trail and the terrain and vegetation constraints.The trial will also incorporate the existing abandoned unpaved graded access road, with the exception of the proposed creek crossing, where the trail will utilize a portion of the existing trail.A wooden pedestrian bridge will be built at one drainage site and a proposed observation point would be located atop the San Rafael Hills. The observation point would include installation of a bench, interpretive signs, perimeter railing, and boulders.Upon completion of the project, maintenance of the trail, trailhead, and observation point would occur on an annual basis. Such maintenance would include the removal of trash and debris, trimming of vegetation that may infringe on the accessibility of the trail, and minor trail repairs and improvements for the trail’s overall maintenance. Community News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. 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Collins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding

first_imgTwitter Advertisement This round of funding will see 11 projects across Limerick receive €394,336 from the COVID-19 Stability Fund.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I want to welcome this tranche of funding for projects in Limerick. The funding will provide an immediate assistance to community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprise.  “The groups receiving this funding have put their communities first during this unprecedented pandemic. They have all made huge sacrifices to help others.   Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Previous articleMore than 100 children waiting over a year for speech therapyNext articleREVIEW: Limerick SHC, PIHC, IHC and JAHC Round Up Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie “Today’s funding will be a welcome cash injection to support them in their most important work,” concluded Minister Collins. TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postniall collins Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Emailcenter_img MINISTER of State for Skills and Further Education and Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick County Niall Collins has welcomed additional funding from the COVID-19 Stability Fund for projects in Limerick.     Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin LimerickNewsCollins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability FundingBy Staff Reporter – September 7, 2020 130 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more