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Why I’d buy Lloyds and other cheap UK shares today

first_img Despite the recent stock market rally, it’s currently possible to buy cheap UK shares such as Lloyds. The FTSE 100 bank is trading 35% down on its price from a year ago. This could indicate it offers a wide margin of safety. And potentially has scope for a long-term recovery.Building a portfolio of such shares could prove to be a sound move. There are a wide range of bullish forecasts for the UK economy. Meanwhile, the stock market itself has always rallied to new record highs following every previous crash.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…Through buying today’s undervalued shares, it may be possible for an investor to use the market cycle to their advantage in the coming years.Cheap UK shares with recovery potentialA key reason why cheap UK shares such as Lloyds exist is the challenging outlook for the UK economy. The bank currently has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 10 at the present time. This suggests investors may be pricing in further difficulties in its end markets that could have a negative impact on its performance.While that may be the case, the long-term potential for many undervalued UK stocks could be more positive. The scale of fiscal and monetary policy stimulus previously announced in response to coronavirus could deliver an improving economic outlook.Meanwhile, rising consumer saving during lockdown may be unleashed as a return to normality becomes clearer. This may lead to improving operating conditions for companies such as Lloyds that means they can command higher share price valuations.Risk management in an uncertain periodClearly, just buying a small number of cheap UK shares such as Lloyds would lead to a concentrated portfolio. This is where an investor relies on a small number of holdings for their returns. This could mean higher risks, as well as lower returns should one or more holdings experience poor performance and low profitability.As such, it’s prudent to buy a wide range of companies at the present time instead of holding a small number. Doing so doesn’t have to cost vast amounts of money, since regular sharedealing services can be used on a one-off basis for a relatively low fee. Furthermore, with indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 trading lower than they did a year ago, there may now be a wide range of opportunities to buy cheap UK shares.Taking a long-term viewOf course, it could take a very long time for cheap UK shares to produce recoveries. In fact, some companies may never recover from their present challenges. However, as is the case with Lloyds, when such businesses have low valuations and appear to have a solid market position that could be re-energised by a recovering economy, they may offer investment appeal over the long run. Why I’d buy Lloyds and other cheap UK shares today Peter Stephens owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. 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International face-to-face fundraising conference comes to Vienna

first_img  345 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis International face-to-face fundraising conference comes to Vienna Tagged with: face-to-face Training Dr Adrian Sargeant, CEO of The Philanthropy CentreDaryl Upsall, CEO of Daryl Upsall ConsultingReinhard Schlossnagel, CEO of FormunautsDominic Will, Director of Partnerships at Personal Fundraising Services.Delegate tickets for the International Face-to-Face Fundraising Congress are now available, with early bird discounts on offer until 31 March 2020. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  344 total views,  2 views todaycenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis An international face-to-face fundraising conference will be held in November this year in the Austrian capital. The three-day conference will explore the changing market and latest practice around the world.Vienna was chosen as the location because it is the birthplace of face-to-face fundraising. Greenpeace pioneered the approach there over 25 years ago, talking to people on the streets and inviting them to become regular donors.The conference programme is being developed by leading face-to-face fundraising (F2F) experts from international NGOs, fundraising agencies and trade bodies, including SOS Children’s Villages, Unicef and WWF International. It is supported by the European Fundraising Association.The programme will cover:ethical standards and self-regulationinnovation and technologythe donor journeyrecruitment and team motivationbusiness models, and moreIt will feature an interactive series of workshops, plenaries and opportunities for smaller group discussions.  “Talking directly with supporters remains such an important way of reaching and engaging charity supporters. But the world is changing fast and the way that charities and the public interact with one another is evolving too.Günther Lutschinger, CEO of conference organiser Fundraising Verband Austria, said: “As a sector, we need to work more closely together to better understand how the market is changing in different parts of the globe and to share our ideas and experiences. The conference is a unique opportunity for face-to-face experts, thought leaders and decision makers to accelerate best practice in the field.” Howard Lake | 17 January 2020 | News Call for speakersThe International Face-to-Face Fundraising Congress will take place from 17-19 November 2020.It is being organised by Fundraising Association Austria, which is inviting experts in the field to share their insights at the event.The first round of session submissions closes on 24th January 2020.Dr Adrian SargeantSpeakers already confirmed include: Advertisementlast_img read more

Authorities urged to let foreign media attend Bo Xilai trial

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go further August 21, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to let foreign media attend Bo Xilai trial Photo : LIU JIN / AFP News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes 看中文Bo Xilai, the former Communist Party boss in the city-province of Chongqing, will go on trial tomorrow before a people’s court in Jinan, in Shandong province, on charges of corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power.The initial hearing has been described as open but there many reasons for thinking that most of the trial will be held behind closed doors. Reporters Without Borders urges the Chinese authorities to give foreign reporters and observers unobstructed access to the courtroom.“The fact that it is not officially a closed trial offers no guarantee that independent and international media will be allowed to cover it,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities usually select which journalists are allowed into the courtroom to cover sensitive trials. In this case, the ‘selection’ took place well in advance, when the deadline for registering expired before the announcement of the date of the start of the trial.“The government has every interest in maximizing media coverage of this trial in order to convince the Chinese people that it is committed to combatting corruption but the coverage will almost certainly suffer from being closely controlled. The censorship of online information about Bo Xilai in the run-up to the trial tends to confirm this.“We urge the Chinese authorities to allow all local and foreign journalists and observers to attend Bo Xilai’s trial or else it will not, in our eyes, deserve the description of open and transparent.”Foreign media targetedSpeaking on condition of anonymity, a foreign reporter based in China told Reporters Without Borders: “Journalists were told that the trial was open but that unfortunately they could not attend it, above all because the deadline for registering, 4 pm last Sunday, had expired. But the Xinhua news agency dispatch announcing the date of the start of the Bo Xilai trial was released at exactly 4 pm on Sunday. “Other journalists were told there was no more room. Xinhua will be in the courtroom and the rest of the Chinese media will have to use its dispatches. Other Chinese media may be allowed to attend but we don’t know yet.”The foreign reporter added: “There is a media centre where journalists are supposed to register but we don’t know if it will provide us with certain services or it is just a way of keeping track of the journalists covering the trial. There are rumours on Weibo that the trial could be retransmitted live in this media centre but the definition of ‘live’ is not clear and it may be just the opening that is retransmitted. Either way, the rumours still have to be confirmed.” Even if foreign and independent media are allowed into the courtroom, the Chinese public is unlikely to have access to their coverage. A directive issued by the General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television on 16 April bans the Chinese media from using unauthorized information from foreign media and websites.Censorship in run-up to trialThe central propaganda department issued a directive to all the Chinese media yesterday saying: “The media must strictly follow the norm set by Xinhua’s dispatches for covering the Bo Xilai trial. Media chiefs must also carefully reinforce follow-up on Weibo and blogs.”Meanwhile, the State Council Information Office said in a 24 July directive that “all forums and social networks have an obligation to delete messages that support Bo Xilai.” A Weibo account that supported Bo, called “Age of the Soldiers of Bo Xilai,” was removed on 28 May. Straightforward references to the trail are not being targeted. The chief concern is the criticism being voiced by the many Internet users who regard Bo as a scapegoat.The Communist Party is currently taking all sorts of measures in an attempt to rein in the widespread suspicion that other government officials are heavily involved in corruption. A directive was issued a few weeks ago banning press photos showing the belts, watches, sunglasses or cigarettes of politicians to avoid encouraging questions about the origins of their wealth.Electronic versions of the traditional newspapers are also subject to government control. Access to the Wall Street Journal’s Chinese digital version was blocked on 3 August, a few days after it published an appeal by the mother of Neil Heywood, the British businessman who was for many years a friend of Bo and his wife, Gu Kailai, and who was poisoned by Gu.Bo’s trial is due to start just two days after the first anniversary of the date that Gu was given a suspended death sentence, which is tantamount to a sentence of life imprisonment.Preventive arrestsNetizens who openly support Bo have been the targets of a government crackdown since the start of the month. They include Song Yangbiao, a well-known journalist with Time Weekly, who was arrested in Beijing on 5 August. Netizen Ma Jiming’s Weibo account was suppressed after he posted a message of support for Bo. Wang Zheng, the author of an open letter supporting Bo, said he was prevented from meeting journalists by the close police surveillance to which he is being subjected.China is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” and is ranked 173rd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.It is also named in the 2013 special report on surveillance, “Enemies of the Internet” – China. Organisation last_img read more

President urged to guarantee no recurrence of 12-day wave of censorship

first_img Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa September 25, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President urged to guarantee no recurrence of 12-day wave of censorship Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent April 6, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Sudan April 10, 2020 Find out more Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removalcenter_img SudanAfrica News Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders today called on President Omar Al Bashir to guarantee there will be no recurrence of a 12-day wave of censorship of Khartoum-based daily newspapers, the end of which was announced by one of his vice-presidents on 18 September.Announcing the termination of the exceptional measures adopted against a total of seven newspapers between 6 and 18 September, Vice-President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha expressed regret for the censorship but offered no assurances that it would not be repeated.The seven privately-owned, Arabic-language dailies that were affected by the censorship measures were Al-Ayam, Al-Adwoaa, Al-Sudani, Alwan, Al-Sahafa, Ray-Al-Shaab and Al-Wataan. The measures include orders not to print certain articles and confiscation of entire issues.When police seized all the copies of Al Sudani as they came off the press on 9 September, they claimed this was necessary of the safety of journalists after the 6 September murder of Mohamed Taha, the editor of the privately-owned daily Al Wifaq. A senior security official said that because “the deceased is a journalist” any “emotional” reporting about the case could “hurt the investigation.”But local journalists said the censored articles dealt not only with Taha’s murder but also developments liable to embarrass the Sudanese authorities, such as the use of force to disperse protests in Khartoum on 30 August and 6 September and the ongoing wrangle between President Bashir and the UN about resolution 1706 on Darfur.—————–15.09.2006 – Two daily newspaper issues seized in continuing censorshipReporters Without Borders today condemned the continuing wave of censorship in Sudan after security agents seized all the copies of the latest issues of two privately-owned Arabic-language newspapers, al-Rai al-Shaab and al-Sudani, as they came off the presses yesterday. It was the second time in a week that al-Sudani has been censored. Journalists told Reuters that the articles that motivated the seizures were about the lack of democracy and the violent dispersal of recent cost-of-living protests in the capital. Al-Sudani is independent while al-Rai al-Shaab supports the opposition.Minni Arcua Minnawi, a senior government official and leader of a Darfur-based rebel group, the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), condemned a “big violation” of the new constitution and accused President Al Bashir’s National Congress Party of not respecting a power-sharing agreement.—————————–13.09.06 – Four dailies hit by wave of censorship since 6 SeptemberA wave of government censorship that has affected four Arabic-language daily newspapers – Al-Ayam, Al-Sahafa, Al-Sudani and Rai-al-Shaab – in the past week is without precedent since President Omar Al Bashir announced the lifting of state of emergency laws in July 2005, Reporters Without Borders said today. “Last year we highlighted a gradual improvement in press freedom in Sudan but arrests and attacks on journalists have been mounting in recent weeks,” the organisation said. “Despite its solemn promises, the Sudanese government is now using the 6 September murder of Mohamed Taha, the editor of the privately-owned daily Al-Wifaq, as a pretext for reinstating censorship for articles of a political nature. The international community, which is very concerned about the situation in Sudan, should also pay attention to the situation of press freedom there.”Local journalists said the censored articles not only dealt with Taha’s murder but also developments liable to embarrass the Sudanese authorities, such as the use of force to disperse protests in Khartoum on 30 August and 6 September and the ongoing wrangle between President Bashir and the UN about resolution 1706 on Darfur.On 11 September, security agents ordered Al-Sahafa to remove two articles from its next issue, before it was printed. They were about a meeting of journalists to discuss the Taha case. The newspaper was also ordered to remove an editorial by Hayder Al Mukashfi. The same day, security agents took articles about the recent rioting from Al-Sudani, the newspaper’s deputy editor, Noureddine Medani, told Agence France-Presse. Without going into details, Al-Ayam’s editors also reported that portions of that day’s issue were censored.Two days before that, on 9 September, the police seized all the copies of Al-Sudani as they came off the press, claiming this was necessary of the safety of journalists after the Taha murder. A senior security official said that, because “the deceased is a journalist,” any “emotional” reporting about the case could “hurt the investigation.” Al-Sudani columnist Osman Merghani told Reuters the authorities “did not specify which articles they did not like, they just said they were all inappropriate.”The Sudan Organisation Against Torture reported that a team from the National Security Service’s press and media department burst into the opposition newspaper Rai-Al-Shaab on the evening of 6 September and ordered the removal of all reports about the demonstrations that had taken place that day in Khartoum. The newspaper ended up being printed without a front page headline and without any text on page 3. Also, Haj Warag did not write his daily column in protest.President Bashir undertook to promote democratisation, the rule of law and freedoms on 11 July 2005, when he announced the repeal of emergency laws in the presence of UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, several African presidents, and many senior European and US officials. SudanAfrica News News March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

St. Rita Church Congratulates its Honored Volunteers for their Leadership in Outreach Activities

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Faith & Youth St. Rita Church Congratulates its Honored Volunteers for their Leadership in Outreach Activities Article and Photo courtesy of ST. RITA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Published on Monday, May 26, 2014 | 12:25 pm Subscribe 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it On Monday evening, May 12, Catholic Charities (San Gabriel Pastoral Region) honored three St. Rita volunteers for their leadership in organizing outreach and care programs for those in need. And so we congratulate Rosemary Hagerott, Cheryl Harlow, and Sara Landis for receiving these awards and thus honoring Saint Rita Parish at the same time. These ladies would be the last, ever, to single themselves out for recognition and would much rather point to those who faithfully team up with them, but I am very happy for their acceptance since “inspiring” others and encouraging the same is also part of ministry and growing discipleship.-Msgr. RichardSt. Rita’s Catholic Church, Sierra Madre, (626) 355-1292 or visit Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Top of the News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Rental Vacancies Down, But Houston Rate Still Running High

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Home / Daily Dose / Rental Vacancies Down, But Houston Rate Still Running High in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News March 7, 2018 3,451 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Morningstar Credit Ratings rental homes rental market Rentals SFR Vacancy Rate Single Family Rental Vacancy Rate The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Offer APRs Trending Higher Next: Are Homes More Affordable Than We Thought? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Morningstar Credit Ratings rental homes rental market Rentals SFR Vacancy Rate Single Family Rental Vacancy Rate 2018-03-07 David Wharton Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago According to Morningstar Credit Ratings, the average vacancy across single-borrower, single-family rental securitizations was down in January 2018, dropping to 5.0 percent from December 2017’s rate of 5.2 percent. Morningstar’s latest Single-Family Rental Research report says the drop is likely due to fewer winter lease expirations. As of December, the average retention rate stood at 79.2 percent (December was the most recent data available at the time of the report’s compilation.According to Morningstar, the study “isolated the leases starting in a given period and compared the contractual rent in that period with the prior occupied contractual rent. Morningstar then compared this rent change with the year-over-year change in three- and four-bedroom median rents from RentRange. Morningstar weighted the RentRange median rents by geography to match the MSA concentration of the Morningstar single-family rental database.”Morningstar reports that rents continue to trend upwards, rising 2.5 percent in January, previously having risen 2.4 percent in December. However, the blended rent change has remained below 3.0 percent for four months straight. Morningstar’s report explains this as indicating “a willingness by property managers to accept lower rental increases to bolster retention rates and to occupy empty properties.”The average delinquency rate remained at 0.9 percent for the third consecutive month.Yet again, the Houston metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had the highest vacancy rate reported among the top 20 MSAs, standing at 8.8 percent for the month of January. Nashville, Tennessee, held second place but did see a decline from 7.5 percent in December to 7.3 percent in January.You can read the full Morningstar report by clicking here.For more insights into the state of the single-family rental market, be sure to register for the 2018 Single-Family Rental Summit, scheduled for March 19-21 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will feature top subject matter experts and skilled SFR practitioners leading discussion panels and training sessions that will answer questions and offer viable solutions related to property acquisition and management, financing, strategies for small, mid-cap, and large investors, and new developments related to technology and professional services. You can find out all the details by clicking here. Rental Vacancies Down, But Houston Rate Still Running High Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday January 11th

first_img Pinterest Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – January 11, 2021 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday January 11th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMan arrested following discovery of cannabis in BallintraNext articleFines for people breaching 5km travel limit come into force News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday January 11th:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlaybacklast_img read more

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first_imgLatest Stories Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Council OKs upgrades to library project Thanks to bids that came in significantly under budget, the city of Troy is adding back nearly $175,000 in upgrades… read more The new Troy Public Library is seen under construction in Troy, Ala., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)White: Library project ‘exciting’William White has his finger on the pulse of the construction of the new Troy Public Library.As director of the library, if White were to check his own pulse, it would probably be rather rapid. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “The City of Troy has worked with us on all aspects of this project,” White said. “We were budgeted at $4 million and, when the bids came in nearly a half million under budget, we felt that we should bring some of the improvements back. And, the council was willing to do that.”White said that without the requested improvements, the library still would have been an outstanding facility.“But it would not have been ‘this’ library,” White said. “This opportunity to integrate these improvements into the plan will make the Troy Public Library a one of a kind. This library will be unlike any library anyone has ever seen. It will be entirely custom.”When reworking the plans for the library in an effort to cut costs, White and architect Chuck Jones of Godwin Jones Architects of Montgomery modified the original plan to give the library entrance a more traditional look. “It’s exciting and it’s also anxiety ridden,” White said of the library construction that is underway on Walnut Street. “You don’t want to make even the smallest mistake where expectations are so high. You have to have a plan of attack and see it through and hope for the best.”Although White has never had to opportunity to oversee such a huge construction project before, he is confident in his knowledge of what the needs are for the new facility, the expertise of the architect and the support of the Troy City Council.On Tuesday, the council agreed to White’s request for $174,350 in changes and upgrades to the library project, most of which had been removed from the original bid in an effort to control costs. Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell “The change was a very positive one,” White said. “There will be gable on the front with a clock and it really is more of the look that we want. When you walk in the first set of doors, there will be a gallery that includes photographs of old Troy. When you walk through the second set of doors, there will be bold lighting that will carry your eyes to the reading room.”White said reading room will accommodate large groups and the furnishings will create a feeling of home.“The entire library has been carefully designed and we have been able to get what we need and want for now and for the future,” White said. “We have an expanded children’s area that will allow us to offer the programs that we want to offer and when we want to offer them. It will also provide us with the opportunity to have children’s programs year round rather than just during the summer months.”The new facility will make it possible to expand existing programs and initiate new ones for all ages, including adults.The city has provided the funds for the construction of the new library and the library will purchase the furniture.“That was the agreement from the beginning,” White said. “We are proud to be able to provide furniture and I am making sure of every individual piece that we purchase.”The library will also feature a gated reading garden on the Elm Street side and a green area on the Academy Street side.“ We had wanted a pedestrian area on the library grounds and the green area will include sidewalks, street lamps and ornate steps,” White said. “It will be pedestrian friendly.”But, the landscaping will have to wait. The construction of the library is the order of the day.“The construction is moving along at a steady clip but we don’t have a target date for completion,” White said. “I would like to see the project completed by April or May, before the summer reading program begins.”But if not, the completion date won’t be much longer and White said the new Troy Public Library will be well worth the wait.“This new library will be one of a kind and it will provide us with the facility that we need to house the materials on everything and anything relevant to a library and offer excellent programming,” he said. “There will be no limits to what we can do. If we can imagine it, we can at least try it.” Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Taking shape Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

A numlerical model of blowing snow around an Antarctic building

first_imgThe accumulation of drifting snow around buildings in regions of severe climate has important implications on their design and location. This paper studies one such building, at a station run by the British Antarctic Survey and located on the Brunt Ice Shelf at the edge of the Antarctic continent. Four previous stations have bccn built in the area, the buildings of which werc designed to becomc covercd in snow and all have been crushed within a few years. The current station, Halley V, consists of three buildings which are all raised from the ice shelf by means oflegs. They were designed in such a way that the action of the wind blowing underneath the buildings would keep them clear of snow. This paper describes a model which predicts the shape and position of drift formation, and then compares the results with those observed at Halley. This modd is a first attempt to address the problem and as such the paper can be considered to be a progress report; improvements arc currently being made as part of continuing research. It is found that there is some qualitative agreement and possible reasons for a few quantitative discrepancies are discussed. Both the model and the true data show clearly that the new design is very effective in prolonging the useful life of the buildingslast_img read more