wazoaeiy

  • Forget Meghan and Harry! This is how you can become financially independent

    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. 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. Forget Meghan and Harry! This is how you can become financially independent Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Harvey Jones | Friday, 10th January, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Harvey Jonescenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The newspapers and internet are giving us overkill on Meghan and Harry, after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their plans to become financially independent from the Royal family.Financial independence is something us commoners should be aiming for as well.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…State of independenceWe have a harder job on our hands. Meghan had estimated wealth of $5m even before she met Prince Harry, who is worth around £30m. They also receive income of £2.3m a year from the Duchy of Cornwall, at least for now. Also, while you and I can happily holiday on Ryanair or easyJet, they can pop on a private jet and spend six weeks in a multi-million dollar seaside property, free of charge. That keeps costs down.But don’t be deterred, you can still achieve your own financial independence, if you tighten your belt and save hard to achieve it.An increasingly popular global movement called Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) reckons almost anybody can do it, provided they slash their spending to the bone, and invest every penny they can, as soon as they can.It reckons that you don’t have to be super-rich to achieve financial independence and the freedom to decide how to live your life, without being chained to your job. Your target is to build up a pension pot equivalent to 25 times your estimated annual living expenses, whatever they happen to be.Live within your meansSo if you can live happily on £20,000 a year and have a pot worth £500,000, then congratulations, you are financially free. That calculation is underpinned by something called the 4% rule, which states that if you withdraw 4% of your invested wealth each year, and your portfolio grows at 7%, it will never run dry.That applies whether you are 40, 50, 60, 70 or whatever. You may have to take less than 4% if stock markets correct, but the theory broadly holds good.Naturally, if your tastes run to private jets and other trappings of the oligarch lifestyle, you will need to save more. Ultimately, it comes down to how much you personally need to feel happy and fulfilled.Get FIRE-d upFIRE followers attempt to save at least 50% of their annual income. If you can manage that, you can hit the 25 times target in just 17 years. That’s wildly unrealistic for most of us, but you can stop wasting your money on tat you don’t need and invest as much as you can.Do not simply stick it in a Cash ISA, as then your money will not grow fast enough. Stocks and shares remain the best placed to build long-term wealth, with average annual terms of around 7% a year.It makes sense to save free of tax, inside a Stocks and Shares ISA. You could build a portfolio of stocks and shares, or keep things simple with tracker funds covering indices such as the FTSE 100. Stick at it, and one day financial independence could be yours.That won’t get you into the papers, but looking at the response to Meghan and Harry’s independence bid, that’s a good thing. 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.last_img read more

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19): These 4 charts show how important social distancing is

    first_img Enter Your Email Address The Motley Fool Staff | Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 Data Source: Worldometers A version of this article was originally published on Fool.com.au, written by Ryan NewmanWe’re all about investing here at The Motley Fool. But, like everyone else, we’re also enduring the vast effects of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) crisis. The purpose of this article is to help you to understand the situation better, as well as how you can make a meaningful difference.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…Which Way Will The UK Go?As long-term investors, we’re used to the idea of allowing compounding to work in our favour. Unfortunately, the exponential spread of Covid-19 is well and truly working against us.The chart below shows the number of days since seven individual countries recorded their 100th case. One hundred cases mightn’t sound like a big deal, but the chart makes it clear that it does not take long for that to become a full-blown problem.Indeed, Italy only reported its 100th case on 23 February. As of 22 March 2020 it had more than 53,000. That’s a compounded daily growth rate of >23%; at the current rate of growth you would expect the number of cases to double within the next 6 days. For context, a national quarantine was introduced on 9 March.It’s been 19 days since the UK recorded its 100th case. As of 24 March, it had 6,650 cases. Today is only the first full day of our national quarantine…This is why social distancing is key. That, along with extensive tracking of cases, has allowed other nations such as South Korea to reduce that compounding effect, thus helping to ease the caseload for its health system. That, in turn, is likely to have played a big role in reducing its fatality rate (as at yesterday, the fatality rate was 10.3% for Italy versus 1.2% in South Korea). Coronavirus (Covid-19): These 4 charts show how important social distancing is The message is clear: Stay home wherever possible. The government has this morning implemented strict measures that will hopefully drive society towards this goal.Wash Your Hands“At the molecular level, soap breaks things apart. At the level of society, it helps hold everything together.” — The New York TimesWe touch our faces all the time, without even realising it. While it’s important to try to avoid this during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s also vital that we wash our hands regularly.Why? Because when you wash your hands with soap and water, the soap molecules wedge themselves into certain microbes and virus cells. In doing so, they act as a ‘crossbar’, according to Prof. Pall Thordarson, acting head of chemistry at the University of New South Wales, as cited by The New York Times, literally breaking open the virus cell and deeming it useless. In other words, the virus’ entire process is disrupted. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Source: TheSpinOff.co.nz 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. The visual above also demonstrates the importance of breaking that cycle through social distancing. Regardless of whether you believe you are in the high-risk category, by putting yourself in a position where you may catch the virus exacerbates the spread through our society.There’s also an article that’s been doing the rounds which contains visual simulations that expertly demonstrate how distancing can help to ‘flatten the curve’: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/ But I’m Not In The High Risk Category?First of all, Covid-19 is not a disease that only impacts the elderly and the immunosuppressed. Yes, the data so far shows that if you’re young you are less likely to die from Covid-19. But that doesn’t mean young people are immune, nor does it mean that a younger individual won’t need a regular or intensive-care hospital bed. And if all the beds are taken, the level of care the nurses and doctors can provide diminishes.Secondly, it is vital that you consider the people you may pass this disease on to. The grim reality is, should you pass this disease on to your grandparents — or even your parents — they will likely be in a higher risk category than you are. You may also be passing it on to someone at a higher risk, such as someone undergoing chemotherapy for cancer or even someone who has the common cold!Perhaps one reason why South Korea has managed to get a better handle on the situation in that country (relative to Italy) is that they tested more younger individuals, many of whom showed positive test results. That, in turn, forced those individuals into isolation, limiting their ability to infect others. On the other hand, Italy appears to have tested more older patients who were showing symptoms — it’s likely there are others in the country who are spreading the virus unknowingly. My wife initially laughed at me when I asked her if she’d like me to ‘show her how to wash her hands properly’, but a ‘quick rinse with soap’ is sure to leave plenty of microbes or virus cells on your hands If you’re washing your hands regularly, you might as well make sure you’re doing it properly!Foolish Bottom LineI’m not an epidemiologist, virologist, doctor, nor a mathematician. I by no means claim to be an expert. As a research analyst, however, I have been following the Coronavirus situation since the early days, and am taking precautions to protect myself and my family.What’s more, I am still finding that many individuals are failing to recognise the severity of this situation from a health perspective. Hopefully, these charts help readers to understand and do their part to stop the spread. As the information shows, every reader that this leaves an impression on is one less person who is likely to spread the disease.One more thing: 2020 is shaping to be one of, if not the most difficult years of our lives. But the important thing to remember is that this too shall pass. It will take a concerted effort from each of us, but the more we adhere to the guidelines — the social distancing, the regular handwashing, and staying at home where possible — the sooner this will pass, and the sooner we can get back to our normal lives. Stay safe, stay home, and wash those hands!center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Source: Medium/Andreas Backhaus Image source: Getty Images South Korea has so far managed to ‘flatten the curve’, something which Italy clearly has not managed. It is vital that UK citizens do their part to ensure we do not follow in Italy’s footsteps.Still Don’t Think Social Distancing Works?Early on, Covid-19 was thought to have a reproduction rate — measured by “R0” (pronounced R-naught) of approximately 2.6x, meaning that the average infected person infects 2.6 others. However, that is based on China’s experience, and we know that China implemented a number of draconian measures to limit the spread. Hence, a more realistic R0 could well be higher than 3. With more than 6,500 Brits already infected with the coronavirus, it’s scary to imagine what that our caseload would look like 30 days from now if we had not implemented measures to strive to prevent that from happening. See all posts by The Motley Fool Staff Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Source: The New York Times 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. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

  • The Tesco special dividend: what investors need to know

    first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 23rd January, 2021 | More on: TSCO See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Image source: Getty Images. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img 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. The Tesco special dividend: what investors need to know 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! At the beginning of February, investors will vote on a Tesco (LSE: TSCO) special dividend. The company announced the special distribution at the beginning of December. It committed to returning £5bn to shareholders, part of the proceeds from the sale of its Thai and Malaysian businesses.On top of the special distribution, the group has promised to contribute £2.5bn to its pension scheme, significantly reducing overall liabilities. 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…Both of these transactions could make the stock an attractive acquisition for my portfolio, I feel. Details of the Tesco special dividendAs I noted above, Tesco plans to return £5bn to investors. This will work out at around 51p per share, based on its initial expectations. However, the transaction will not go ahead until the end of February. So, there’s still plenty of time for the details to change. A share consolidation will accompany the special payout. That means the number of the company’s shares will be reduced to reflect the return of capital on the balance sheet. At the time of writing, this Tesco special dividend is equivalent to a one-off yield of around 21%. That’s without including the company’s regular dividend payout to investors. I don’t think this will be badly affected by the asset sale. After all, the regular dividend is funded by operating profits from Tesco’s UK operation. Following the share consolidation, the standard distribution should remain the same.On that basis, my calculations show that the stock will continue to offer a 3.4% dividend yield after the special dividend.Long-term growth I reckon these numbers are all highly encouraging. I’ve long been bullish on the outlook for Tesco shares, because the company is one of the largest and most efficient retailers in the country. This extra chunk of income, alongside the regular distribution, only increases the shares’ appeal, in my view.What’s more, I reckon the business will prosper over the long term. As mentioned above, Tesco’s dominance of UK retail is virtually unrivalled. That should help the company stay ahead of the competition for years to come. It also owns the wholesaler Booker. The pandemic hit trade at this division in 2020, but a recovery is projected next year. This earnings growth, coupled with the Tesco special dividend, suggests that the stock could be a profitable investment for 2021 and beyond, even though supermarkets remain under pressure from discount-focused rivals.The group has come a long way from its accounting scandal in 2014. Profit margins have fully recovered, and debt has fallen to more sustainable levels. With some of the Asia sale proceeds earmarked for reducing liabilities further, I think Tesco’s position as the dominant retailer in the UK could improve.To put it another way, I would buy the shares for the Tesco special dividend and stay with the stock for its long-term income and growth potential.  Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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.last_img read more

  • Camden Town Brewery auctions one fresh pint to help the hospitality industry

    first_img Tagged with: alcohol Charity Auction corporate fundraising  734 total views,  2 views today More Camden Town Brewery fundraisingCamden Town Brewery have quite a creative fundraising record. Here are some more of their campaigns that we’ve covered:Brewery launches beer & mini pub hideaway in support of hedgehogs How much would that be worth to you? Beer fans just need to comment on Camden Town Brewery’s Twitter post with how much would be willing to pay for a pint and the most generous bid will be donated to Hospitality Action’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund.In addition the company will match the winning bid, to help “our beloved pubs and bars during this incredibly difficult time”. The brewery is encouraging those bidding for the pint to tag their thirsty mates, or famous faces that are probably pining for a pint, and challenge them to outbid you for a fresh Hells right to your front door.  One fresh pint. How much would you bid for one? Camden Town Brewery is launching an auction for the most valuable pint of Camden Hells. The campaign will raise funds for Hospitality Action, the hospitality sector’s charity.Yearning for a proper pint of draught beer? One that will be be delivered straight to your front door? Well… two metres away.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 22 April 2020 | News SEE ALSO: A pint of your best charity ale please: a round of fundraising beers (13 March 2020) Camden Town Brewery auctions one fresh pint to help the hospitality industry  735 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Camden Brewery launches virtual bar to raise funds for Hospitality Actionlast_img read more

  • Lessons of the election

    first_imgIn what could turn out to be the most expensive midterm election ever, preliminary results as of this writing show that the Democratic Party has gained 26 seats in the House of Representatives, giving it a 229 to 206 majority there.At the same time, the Republican Party gained two Senate seats to boost its control over this millionaires’ club to 51 versus the Democrats’ 45. (Four additional Senate seats are still undecided.What we need to ask is this: What effect will this election, within the framework of the two-party capitalist system, have on the struggles of workers — particularly women, people of color, im/migrants and the LGBTQ community?Women played a major role in this election, both as candidates and as volunteers who for months canvassed and reached out to voters. Of the 26 House seats gained by the Democrats, it appears that a full 16 will be occupied by women.Some of the hardest fought races, especially in the South, involved African-American candidates. One is Democrat Stacey Abrams, running for governor of Georgia, who reportedly trailed her Republican opponent by less than 1 percent of the vote. She announced early Wednesday morning that she was not conceding and that her campaign would make sure every vote was counted. A long history of voter suppression in Georgia has aimed at minimizing the Black vote.Democrat Jered Polis won in Colorado — the first time an openly gay person has been elected governor of a state. Also for the first time, a transgender candidate was nominated by a major party. Christine Hallquist ran for governor of Vermont as a Democrat and got 40 percent of the vote — not enough to win, but a real breakthrough.All this points to rejection of racism, sexism and homophobia by a significant section of the population after two years of the virulently reactionary politics of the Trump administration.In exit polls, voters said health care was the most important issue, ahead of the economy. Some 39 percent also said they went to the polls to express their opposition to Trump.Trump’s election two years ago encouraged the rise of far right, openly racist and even fascist groups. This in turn has been countered by a growing progressive movement in the streets that has far outnumbered the bigots. Low-wage workers and teachers have held walkouts demanding higher pay and better conditions. Women have marched in the millions against misogyny and sexual abuse.There’s no question that the energy of these mass struggles has now been reflected to some degree in the capitalist electoral arena. But this arena can also be a trap that limits, rather than enhances, these progressive movements.Nancy Pelosi will become Speaker of the House now that the Democratic Party has a majority there. She has already announced, “We will have accountability and strive for bipartisanship with fairness on all sides.”That is more than just an olive branch to the Republicans. It is a declaration that the Democratic Party leadership does not want a war with the racist, reactionary Trump administration and will seek to compromise with it. But this administration is already at war with all the progressive forces in this country.Now is not the time to celebrate an illusory victory. It is the time to build the movement independent of both capitalist parties, taking nourishment from the progressive sentiments expressed by so many millions in this election.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Behind the crisis

    first_imgThe crisis that surrounds the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin cannot be separated from the growing sense of catastrophe that permeates U.S. politics.On Aug. 23, Blake was shot seven times by a white cop in Kenosha, Wis., as this Black father was trying to get into his own car. His three small sons were in the back seat and were traumatized spectators to the shooting that has left their father paralyzed. As protests over this cruel, racist atrocity started to spread across the country, the Trump government sent 1,000 members of the National Guard to Wisconsin to “keep the peace.” But the righteous reaction of progressive, anti-racist people was “No justice, no peace!”Protests erupted everywhereThe thoroughly reactionary Trump administration only fanned the flames of bigotry. Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again” is widely and correctly seen as an attack on whatever gains have been made by the movements against racism, sexism and anti-LGBTQ2S+ bigotry in recent years.Emboldened by the reactionary in the White House, right-wingers and neofascists have been crawling out of the woodwork. Some have even begun to appear, armed, in places where progressive, anti-racist struggles are blossoming.One of them, a 17-year-old white supremacist and Trump supporter, actually shot and killed two protesters in Kenosha, wounding a third. Armed right-wing groups, so-called “militias,” are encouraged by the police, who in contrast react violently when progressive protesters defend themselves.All of this is playing out against a background of growing economic crisis, in which a cyclical downturn of the capitalist economy, occurring in the midst of long-term systemic decline, is being turbocharged by the spread of the coronavirus. This growing economic insecurity inflames competition for jobs. Especially in areas where right-wing politics prevail, many whites are constantly being told that those responsible for their insecurity are people of color — rather than the bosses and bankers who do the hiring and firing, according to their appetite for profits.For people of color, it’s a double whammy. “Last hired, first fired” has always led to higher rates of unemployment and poverty in oppressed communities. Now COVID-19 is hitting Black, Brown and Indigenous people at rates far greater than any other communities.Capitalism and the virusThe U.S. has registered almost twice as many cases of the coronavirus as any other country in the world. The number of people known to be infected here has now surpassed 6 million, or 565 per million inhabitants. Of the larger countries, only Brazil, Peru and Chile have comparable rates of infection. By contrast, the rate in the People’s Republic of China, where COVID-19 first broke out, is only 3 per million. Three, not 565!What an indictment of this chaotic system of capitalism, where profits always come first and public health is totally underfunded. What workers need to know is that only through organization, solidarity and fightback against the bosses can they win some protection from the ravages of the coronavirus — and of the profit system.As more and more people lose their jobs because of the pandemic, the need for government assistance grows. But only a concerted struggle can force the keepers of the vaults — who are used to handing over public funds to corporate moguls — to redirect that money to meeting people’s needs.This is a time that calls for heroic action by those who despise everything that the racist reactionaries running the show are doing. And many young hero/ines are stepping up to the plate. In the months ahead, the struggle can only grow against not only the vicious Trump administration and the racist violence it has spawned, but against the profits-above-all capitalist system itself.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Indiana Schools Benefit From Monsanto Grant Program

    first_imgNominating Farmers: Home News Feed Indiana Schools Benefit From Monsanto Grant Program Pat DoddTom DoddBen FinkeCheryl Finke Nominating Farmers: Facebook Twitter Tim DickeyDebra StoneKevin Stone Ryan VitzMary WollSteve Woll The deadline to nominate a school in your community is April 15. The more folks who nominate a district, the better the chances are they will win. “The more nominations a school gets, the better their chances of getting a winning grant. Community support for the school is part of the judging criteria, ” said Vancil.  Last year, over 8,000 Hoosier farmers participated in the program; so far this year, over 5,000 have nominated schools around the state. The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to society.  Following a successful pilot in Minnesota and Illinois, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education debuted nationally last year, awarding $2.3 million to school districts coast to coast. 2012 Indiana winning schools PIKE COUNTY SCHOOL CORPPETERSBURG, INProject Title: Pike Central Agriculture DepartmentCRD: IN70 – $10,000 WinnerCelebration Details:To Be Determined Project Details:After implementing the use of technology in Eaton Elementary School and having a great response, the Delaware Community School Corporation will use the grant to provide Delta Middle and Delta High School with ceiling mounted projectors, wide screens, and integrated sound and document cameras. Edward BowmarLarry BrustMargo BrustAndrew Evers Chris BaileyJessica BaileyAnita BiehleMarvin Biehle Mary KreutzjansChristie McdonaldDaniel McdonaldJudy Mcdonald Todd EwenAaron FordyceChris FordyceJulie Fordyce Calvin VitzDavid VitzMark VitzRita Vitz Daniel LechnerFaye LuffMark LuffChris Mclaughlin Nominating Farmers: John KoehlerShirley KoehlerEsther LintsLymann Lints Mike FrederickPatty FrederickCharlene GarlandJeff Garland Richard HotmireDavid HowellMary HowellMatthew Lyons Andrew TuckerFran TuckerKristen TuckerRandall Tucker David BurgerJerimiah BurgerJermey BurgerPam Burger Arlen BobeckShirley BobeckAdam DowtyBrad Dowty Facebook Twitter James SmokerMathew SmokerPhyllis SmokerBrad Walter CLAY COMMUNITY SCHOOLSKNIGHTSVILLE, INProject Title: Growing a 21st Century STEM-Based Agriculture Science Program –CRD: IN40 – $25,000 WinnerCelebration Details:To Be Determined Crystal KeopkeMitchell MalstaffShirley MalstaffMichael Niksch David HartmannJohn HartmannChirs KoehlerJeff Koehler Indiana farmers have participated in the program in goodly numbers; and, as a result, some Indiana schools have benefited. Vancil told HAT that the Flat Rock school in Hope, IN was one of the grant winners in 2012, “They used their $10,000 grant to build an agri-science laboratory to implement a hands-on technical science curriculum for junior and senior high students.”  She said this program will help integrate agriculture into the science program of the district. The grant was made possible because farmers in the area nominated the school in large numbers. Tracy MclaughlinCindy PauwElaine PauwKen Pauw Janet HotmireJeff HotmireJeff HotmirePete Hotmire Kenneth PorterTerry PucelHelen Samuelson Fairfield Community SchoolsGOSHEN, INProject Title: Elementary Inquiry-Based Science KitsCRD: IN20 – $10,000 WinnerCelebration Details:Benton Elementary SchoolCafeteria- Working with Science Kits68350 CR 31 , Goshen IN 46526Sep 27, 2012 at 08:45 AM Project Details:Fairfield Community Schools wants to expand its notion of the “basics” beyond reading and math to include science. The grant will be used to purchase equipment and materials for inquiry-based science kits. Each school will have three kits per grade level for approximately 10 weeks. Amanda SmithTom SmithDavid Williams By Gary Truitt – Mar 17, 2013 Dean DowtyEd DowtyLarry DowtyStephaine Dowty OREGON-DAVIS SCHOOL CORPHAMLET, INProject Title: Biology and Agriculture Technology for 21st Century LearnersCRD: IN10 – $10,000 WinnerCelebration Details:Oregon-Davis High SchoolGym Assembly5990 N 750 E , Hamlet IN 46532Oct 18, 2012 at 07:00 AM Joe HibschmanRodger HibschmanFaith MoserMarty Moser Nominating Farmers: Elizabeth BrentonForrest BrentonDonald EckJamen Frederick Andrew HagenowPhillip HagenowSharon HagenowStephen Hagenow Everett NewkirkJason PenceDonald SchroerJohn Shireman Project Details:Flatrock Hawcreek School Corporation’s goal of creating of an AgriScience Laboratory is to make available hands-on highly technical science curriculum to the students at Hauser Jr. Sr. High School. With an AgriScience Laboratory in place, the school will be able to teach courses such as the Advanced Life Science Animals and Advanced Life Science Plant and Soil. Bonnie BauteJohn BauteJustin BauteSeth Baute Amanda MillerRobert MillerLarry ShreveRita Shreve Curt WelshDiana WelshDick WelshMatt Welsh Mike ShidlerMax SindersRichard SindersSean Sinders FLAT ROCK-HAWCREEK SCHOOL CORPHOPE, INProject Title: AgriScience LaboratoryCRD: IN50 – $10,000 WinnerCelebration Details:Flat Rock-Hawcreek High SchoolPrior to the Flat Rock-Hawcreek High School boys’ varsity basketball game9273 North State Road 9 , Hope IN 47246Dec 14, 2012 at 07:45 PM Kyle AwaldRichard AwaldWarren BurchKurt Hayes Betsy ShroyerJerry ShroyerJon ShroyerNicki Sprong Mark CoopriderMike CoopriderTyler CoopriderJamie Faulk Patty BarnettTom BarnettVernon BarnettC. Keith Breidenbaugh Mamie McdonaldTim McdonaldWayne McdonaldDwayne Sporledercenter_img Michael ShiremanJeff ShoafMarcus SpeerRichard Young John EatonFrank HeltGerald HeltJohn Helt Judy HeltPaul HeltGeorge KreutzjansJeff Kreutzjans Patrcia SporlederDave VogelDavid Vogel Greg BrowningJeff BrowningMelissa BrowningScottie Browning Delaware Community School CorpMUNCIE, INProject Title: Technology in Science InstructionCRD: IN60 – $10,000 WinnerCelebration Details:Delta High SchoolOn track before Homecoming football game3400 E State Rd. 28 , Muncie IN 47303Oct 5, 2012 at 07:15 PM Nominating Farmers: Karole WelkieAndrea WelshAngela WelshCarol Welsh Project Details:The grant will be used to increase student enrollment in STEM-based high school agriculture science courses and FFA programs. Clay Community Schools will use the grant to provide teachers with time to develop curriculum, as well as provide agriculture science students and FFA members with classroom sets of iPads. Nominating Farmers: John BurbrinkAlva DaileyCarol DaileyGary Dodd Nominating Farmers: Jennings County Schools North Vernon , INProject Title: Learning Math & Science with TechnologyCRD: IN90 – $10,000 WinnerCelebration Details:Sand Creek Elementary SchoolSecond Grade Classrooms1450 W. Co. Rd. 500 N. , North Vernon IN 47265Oct 25, 2012 at 09:00 AM Darren TruebloodKim TruebloodRita TruebloodStephen Trueblood Robin Whaley Brenda ArnoldDennis ArnoldNicole ArnoldTodd Arnold Leann RhodesLonie RhodesRoger RhodesBetty Rupp Project Details:Teachers at Southwest Parke Community School District believe that technology is an essential part of their teaching practices. The grant will be used to implement digital curriculum and train teachers on software that will enhance the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program. David BerrySherry BerryMike CatronPatrica Catron Randy GarlandTom GarlandMyron KrohnNancy Krohn Project Details:The grant will be used to purchase fertilizer injection and germination equipment for the school greenhouses. This will incorporate math into the curriculum by utilizing plumbing, evapotranspiration and fertilizer rate calculations for plants growing in the greenhouses. The grant will also be used to purchase three new Gas Metal Arc Welders, giving Agriculture students more opportunity to learn about the science of metallurgy and welding. Faron MclaughlinJames MclaughlinSherri MclaughlinShirley Mclaughlin Nominating Farmers: SHARE Previous articleBrazil’s Harvest Faces Logistical ProblemsNext articleSeed Consultants 3/18/2013 Market Closing with Gary Wilhemy Gary Truitt SALEM COMMUNITY SCHOOLSSALEM, INProject Title: Putting Down RootsCRD: IN80 – $10,000 WinnerCelebration Details:To Be Determined Project Details:The grant will be used to fund the “Putting Down Roots” program which gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in science, math and agriculture by pairing students together to learn hands-on about trees. Using the right equipment elementary students will measure the diameter of the trees, count leaves, and track the number of surviving trees while older students will calculate growth percentages, survival rates, and predict future growth. Henry BuellJennifer BuellNicole BuellPat Buell Matthew WelshRick WelshPat Werner Project Details:The grant will be used to purchase the appropriate technology to be used in a course titled BioAg that combines the curriculum of both Biology and the Fundamentals of Agriculture. Necessary equipment for this course includes; Pasco probeware and accessories, Proscopes, and graphing calculators. Project Details:The grant will be used to purchase a classroom set of iPads for the second grade students at Sand Creek Elementary. The iPads will provide hands-on technology for students’ use. Carol GarberLori GarberLynn GarberMark Garber Jim RuppBrenda ShidlerGreg ShidlerJack Shidler Jennie NischScott RiceDeb SmokerGreg Smoker Laura ButtAbby CoopriderBethanny CoopriderChet Cooprider Aaron LeeGlenna LeeBrian NewbyDawn Newby Annette HardinBradly HardinJeff HardinKevin Hardin Katie FinkeTom FinkeJohn David HarkerBill Lentz SOUTH CENTRAL COM SCHOOL CORPUNION MILLS, INProject Title: SC’s Agricultural-Collaboration-Education (ACE) ProgramCRD: IN10 – $25,000 WinnerCelebration Details:To Be Determined Phillip GarberJustin GardenerCamille HibschmanDonna Hibschman Stephaine HardinHollie HerroldJeff HerroldDiane Huhnke SHARE Nominating Farmers: Neal PauwCarol StoneMike StoneMichael Whaley Southwest Parke Community School CorpMONTEZUMA, INProject Title: Digital Curriculum InitiativeCRD: IN40 – $10,000 WinnerCelebration Details:Southwest Parke CSCFootball Field- Between 1st and 2nd Quarter4851 S. Coxville Rd. , Montezuma IN 47862Sep 21, 2012 at 07:00 PM Courtney CoopriderJosh CoopriderLeslie CoopriderLori Cooprider Nominating Farmers: Phillip AdamsBarbara BrownBrandon BrownLarry Brown Brad ClappAngie DickeyLori DickeyMike Dickey This is ag week, a time to focus on educating people about agriculture. One way all farmers can help in this process is by nominating their school district for the Monsanto grant program. As Elizabeth Vancil with America’s Farmers Grow Rural EducationSM explains, farmers can nominate their local schools to receive a special grant from Monsanto, “The process really starts with farmers as they nominate their local school district on line at www.growruraleducation.com.” The process is quick and easy and only requires a few pieces of information.  Once a school has been nominated, they are contacted by Monsanto to explain how they can apply for a grant of up to $24,000. Administrators of nominated school districts may then submit grant applications through April 30, 2013. This year, the program expands to 26 new counties for a total of 1,271 eligible counties across 39 states. Indiana Schools Benefit From Monsanto Grant Program James MickowJames Mickow Farms Inc.Gene PflugshauptRebecca Pflugshaupt Project Details:After South Central Community School Corporation recently implemented an agricultural program, teachers agreed that there is a need for students to increase their math, science, and agricultural understanding through the use of a greenhouse. The grant will be used to provide hands-on greenhouse activities for students to gain knowledge of the importance of food production.last_img read more

  • Cyber-dissident Huang Qi free at last

    first_img Organisation News News Reporters Without Borders has voiced relief on learning of the release on 4 June 2005 from prison of cyber-dissident Huang Qi on completion of a five-year sentence for creating a “subversive” website. The winner of the Reporters Without Borders 2004 Cyber-Freedom Prize, Huang was arrested on 3 June 2000. He is now confined to his parent’s home in a village three hours by train from his own home in the southwestern city of Chengdu.”We are very pleased that Huang Qi has finally been reunited with his family after five years of imprisonment during which he was often mistreated,” the press freedom organisation said. “We nonetheless call for the lifting of his house arrest so that he can go and live in his own home, with his wife and child.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Huang must urgently undergo a complete medical check, because his health has deteriorated severely as a result of prison conditions. We would finally like to pay tribute to the courage of his wife, Zeng Li, who did not stop fighting for her husband’s release all these years.”On leaving prison this morning, Huang was sent to his parent’s village, Nei Jiang, and was told he could not leave it without the permission of the police. However, he has a worrying stomach ailment, violent headaches and other health problems and he will be unable to get a proper medical examination in the village. His wife and son have temporarily joined him at his parents’ home, but they will have to return soon to Chengdu, where his wife works and his child goes to school.He is in such poor health now in part because he had to sleep on the ground for a year and half while and prison, and was often beaten by guards and inmates during his first few months in detention.When police arrived at his home on 3 June 2000 to arrest him, Huang managed to dash off one last e-mail message: “Goodby everyone, the police want to take me away. We have a long road before us. Thank you to all those who have helped democratic development in China.”The creator of the website www.tianwang.com, Huang was indicted in January 2001 for “subversion” and “incitement to overthrow the state authority” under articles 103 and 105 of the criminal code. He had to wait until 9 May 2003 to learn that he had been sentenced to five years in prison. His offence was to have posted articles on the June 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre on his website, which was hosted on a server in the United States after being banned in China. A sham trial was held behind closed doors in August 2001. It was preceded by a hearing in February of that year in which Huang fainted in the courtroom. He was weak from interrogation sessions and his prison conditions, he had a scar on his forehead and he had lost a tooth as a result of being hit by his guards. A European diplomat in the courtroom confirmed there were visible signs of torture. His family was not allowed to see him until three years after his arrest. He received the Reporters Without Borders Cyber-Freedom Prize, which is supported by the Fondation de France, in June 2004. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Receive email alerts News ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release on 4 June from prison of Chinese cyber-dissident Huang Qi on completion of a five-year sentence for creating a “subversive” website. Although in ill-health as a result of harsh prison conditions and mistreatment, he has been ordered to live in a village far from his wife and child. Follow the news on China RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific June 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident Huang Qi free at last Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Court orders Bolivian reporter to reveal his sources

    first_img November 18, 2016 Find out more May 12, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court orders Bolivian reporter to reveal his sources BoliviaAmericas News BoliviaAmericas February 1, 2018 Find out more Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment June 12, 2020 Find out more News to go further Receive email alertscenter_img News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Reporters Without Borders calls on the judicial authorities to drop all proceedings against La Razón editor Claudia Benavente and Ricardo Aguilar, one of her reporters, in connection with an article that allegedly revealed state secrets.Published on 13 April, the article was about the complaint that land-locked Bolivia brought against Chile before the International Court of Justice in The Hague as part of its historic campaign to recover territory that would give it access to the Pacific Ocean.The prosecutor-general filed a complaint on 22 April accusing Aguilar of “espionage” and Benaventura of “complicity.” Then, on 7 May, a court ordered Aguilar to reveal his sources for the report within five days.On 9 May, La Razón’s lawyer brought a counter-motion against the judge in charge of the case, Jhonny Machicado, and the prosecutor Facundo Coronel, accusing them of incompetence. As a result, the appearance of Aguilar and Benavente in court has been delayed but Aguilar remains subject to the order to reveal his sources.“Ordering Aguilar to reveal his sources constitutes a violation of the 1925 press law, which guarantees the confidentiality of journalists’ sources,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“We call on the prosecutor to withdraw this request at once, and to abandon all the charges against these journalists. The report in La Razón contained information of general interest. Although the territorial dispute between Bolivia and Chile is sensitive, accusing journalists of ‘spying’ in a case based on the vague concept of ‘state secret’ could set a dangerous precedent for investigative journalists and have a deterrent effect on their sources.” The court is due to rule on the incompetence motion today. The journalists have meanwhile said that, if summoned to appear in court again, they will exercise their right to silence.Prosecutor-general Héctor Arce has told the media that all he did was initiate an investigation and that the order to reveal the sources was the responsibility of the relevant judicial bodies.In an address for Day of the Journalist (celebrated on 10 May in Bolivia), Vice-President Álvaro García Linera said the aim of the case against La Razón was to identify the officials who leaked the information and to thereby ensure that this kind of violation of national interests did not recur.Bolivia is ranked 94th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation News RSF_en Follow the news on Bolivia Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile Help by sharing this information last_img read more

  • HR Directors Club on transformation

    first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts: – On HR’s relationship with the rest of the business: Angela O’Connor, director of HR, CPS: “We need to stop talking about HR as being separate from the business. HR is the business. If you don’t understand the business you have no credibility. If we see HR as separate then we don’t have a future.” Wayne Cartensen, Head of Service Delivery, PEO People: “HR should be as accountable as the CEO.” – On changing HR skill sets:Olivia Cooper, Group HR Director, AEA Technology Plc: “In our organisation you don’t have to come from an HR background. Our HR partners usually come from operations then learn about HR. It’s about attitude but also ability – I don’t believe everyone has the ability to understand the bottom line.”Angela O’Connor, director of HR, CPS: “We need to speak 20 different languages. To the FD, you need to talk in the language of the bottom line. You need to understand what keeps the CEO awake at night. You need to acquire the skill of being able to talk to anyone at any level. HR people are often appalling at communicating. It is a skill set we’ve missed.” Derek Manuel, director of global HR at Save the Children: “I came into HR from business. There are many advantages to coming up through business. Otherwise you can struggle to understand ROI.”– On HR’s image problem: Gillian Hibberd, HR Director, Hertfordshire County Council: “You’ve got to be self aware about how people view you otherwise you can’t change the HR function.”Angela O’Connor, director of HR, CPS: “HR has nothing to apologise for as long as we are good at what we do.”Further reading about HR transformationShared visionIn the first of a three-part series on how to implement a successful e-HR project, our panel of experts explain the importance of developing a shared vision.  www.personneltoday.com/22988.article Secure the stakeholder’s commitmentIn part two of our series on e-HR transformation, we look at how to gain stakeholder engagement. www.personneltoday.com/23098.article Realising the benefitsIn our third and final look at e-HR transformation, we look at how to realise the project benefits. www.personneltoday.com23181.article Special offer for membersHR Directors Club members are entitled to 20% off the price of Transforming HR by Martin Reddington. Click here for more informationhttp://books.elsevier.com/humanresources?isbn=0750664479&srccode=ACD6 HR Directors Club on transformationOn 30 Jun 2005 in HR transformation, Personnel Today A dozen of the UK’s leading HR directors recently gathered together at a networking event on HR transformation. The event, organised and hosted by the HR Directors Club and HR consultancy Arinso, heard members tackle a variety of issues.HR transformation feedbackOn 19 May members of the HR Directors Club met at London’s Groucho Club to share experiences and points of view on HR transformation. HR directors from major organisations in the public and private sectors heard informal case studies, briefs on the latest research and discussed key issues. Numbers were limited to make the event as interactive as possible. The event was free to members and put together in partnership with Arinso. Delegates were later able to network over drinks and canapes. This is what was said: – On HR transformation:Gillian Hibberd, HR Director, Hertfordshire County Council: “I don’t think we should be defensive about it. It doesn’t mean the end of HR. We are driving and developing ourselves. There’s nothing scary about developing within a role.”Martin Reddington, author of Transforming HR: “You need to ask yourself: What role does business need the HR function to play when moving forward?”Wayne Cartensen, Head of Service Delivery, PEO People: “What will you replace HR with if you remove it altogether?”Angela O’Connor, director of HR, CPS: “Stop dumb procurement. Only outsource good HR services. Otherwise you won’t be able to understand the costs involved and effectively work with the partner to improve value. Don’t be scared to negotiate better with procurement.”Martin Reddington, author of Transforming HR: “The problem is that many organisations don’t necessarily have a shared vision at the beginning of a project and if you don’t it becomes a shambles. It is far better to develop a shared vision as part of your business case planning than by way of accident, or when cost pressures force the debate.”Olivia Cooper, Group HR Director, AEA Technology Plc: “I convinced the board that our reactive model was not right and secured funding to change the model to consulting. You need to say: these are the cost savings you will achieve. Outline clear ways it can happen with hard and fast evidence of how it can change.”Angela O’Connor, director of HR, CPS: “Never ask: what do you want from us? Look at what is getting in the way. See where you can add value. It’s powerful to go to managers to say this is where it is failing and it gives you credibility when you go back to them and things have changed.” Mary Fitzgerald, HR Director, The Hotgroup: “I found selling the business case relatively easy.” – On HR strategy: Wayne Cartensen, Head of Service Delivery, PEO People: “HR strategy needs to be at board level. HR is not going anywhere otherwise. If the HR Director is both the owner and supporter of the strategy then there is a problem.” Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a…last_img read more