• I’d invest £2k in these 2 fast-growing FTSE 250 stocks in an ISA today

    first_img WH Smith Group (LSE: SMWH) has been a high street and train station fixture for years, selling a familiar assortment of books, stationery, magazines, newspapers, confectionery, gifts and toys. Yet from an investment point of view, the excitement lies elsewhere.This stock is flyingThe group’s growing global travel retail business has driven the WH Smith share price higher and higher. It is up almost 20% in the last six months, and by 87% over five years.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The FTSE 250 stock has dipped slightly today, down 2.76% at time of writing, following publication of its trading update for the 20-week period to 18 January, but this might even be a buying opportunity.While total revenue rose a healthy 7%, like-for-like sales fell 1%. The high street operation was the culprit, with revenue down 5% over the period. Management is responding by identifying £3m of additional cost savings, bringing total cost savings for the year to £12m.In sharp contrast, travel business revenues jumped 19%, boosted by its Marshall Retail Group acquisition, and further significant contract wins in the US. Its UK travel business also did well, “with strong sales per passenger driven by our initiatives and ongoing investment.”A growing global operationWH Smith completed the acquisition of “leading and fast growing US travel retailer” MRG, ahead of plan on 20 December and is pursuing further growth opportunities in the US and beyond. It has recently won a tender at Berlin Brandenburg Airport to open three units, while lining up a flagship pharmacy at Heathrow Terminal 2 for the summer.The £2.4bn group looks a little pricey, trading at 21.4 times earnings, but you pay a premium for success. Recent steady earnings growth looks set to continue, with a forecast 5% this year and 9% in 2021. So now could be a good time to hop on board this expanding global business.I like this FTSE 250 stock even moreHere’s another FTSE 250 stock that’s really flying, defence-focused engineering contractor Babcock International Group (LSE: BAB). It’s moved into recovery mode after a rough five years when the share price collapsed more than a third, from 1143p to 428p, which has left it looking like a real bargain.I examined the Babcock share price in November and concluded it was too cheap to ignore, even though it was under a shorting attack from a mysterious group called Boatman Capital Research at the time.I labelled it a high-yield bargain that you should buy before its share price recovers sharply. Consequently, it’s up 13% since then, helped by subsequent news it had won a £1bn contract to design and build the weapons handling system for Australia’s new Attack class submarines.The £3.1bn group still looks dirt cheap, trading at just 8.6 times forward earnings, with a generous forecast yield of 4.4%, covered 2.6 times. Earnings are forecast to drop 15% this year, but start growing steadily thereafter. I said buy it in November, and I still reckon it’s a buy today. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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’ Sharescenter_img I’d invest £2k in these 2 fast-growing FTSE 250 stocks in an ISA today 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. Enter Your Email Address Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended WH Smith. 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. See all posts by Harvey Jones Harvey Jones | Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 | More on: BAB SMWH last_img read more

  • Casa Magayon / SARCO Architects

    first_img “COPY” “COPY” Manufacturers: Hafele, Miton Cucine, Porcelanosa Grupo, Duomo, Top KitchenStructural Design:Heriel S.A.Electrical Design:Circuito S.A.Plumbing & Air Conditioning:TermoaireLandscape Design:Bryan CarlsonDesign Software:Graphisoft ArchicadPlumbing:TermoaireAir Conditioning:TermoaireCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. Casa Magayon by Sarco Architects Costa Rica is located in the Peninsula Papagayo Luxury Resort in the northwest pacific region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.  The project was awarded the “Highly Commended, Architecture Single Residence Costa Rica 2013-2014” award by the International Property Awards. The home is designed to follow the natural shape of the land, which featured a linear and narrow ridge in east-west direction that turns into a sharply sloping hillside.The home’s structure was conceived to softly sit on the natural terrain by a set of steel columns the perch the main module and all guest bedroom modules onto the land, slightly raising the structure above the ground.  Almost no earth movement was done to build the home.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe layout of the home is composed of a set of modules connected by outdoor covered corridors which give the house a very casual feel and allows the home to “grow” in a modular approach.  This flexibility allows the operating mass of the home to go from a small 200m2 of the basic module to the full 550m2 of overall air conditioned space. This gives the home a very high level of energy efficiency since only the spaces being occupied are in operation.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerThe exterior of the home is a palette of glass cubes with dark yellow exposed steel, grey and grey-olive stucco walls and natural polished concrete floors inside and out, and window frames in custom green.  All materials were selected to play off the natural hues of the surrounding jungle.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerThe massing of the home was also given specific thought in the design.  The main module of the social spaces and master bedroom suite is a rectangular mass with the narrow side facing westward, and featuring almost 7 meters of roof overhang to protect the interior space.  This reduces the solar gain in the hot tropical climate, and opens up the north-facing façade to enjoy uninterrupted views to the bay with no solar gain on this side of the home.Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanMassing also plays a significant part of the enjoyment of the outdoor areas. The main social module provides shade to the open outdoor spaces from the afternoon sun, especially in the dry season, as the sun turns southward and shadows are projected to cool down the outdoor areas and enjoy the spectacular sunset colors.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerIndoor-outdoor design is evident throughout the home, with exterior surfaces that make their way into the interiors, expansive floor to ceiling glass surfaces in most rooms.  This philosophy is evidenced from the main entry of the home, an open space that frames the ocean view upon arrival at the home, and which features a bright red steel sculpture also created by the team at Sarco Architects.  Specific thought was given to the design of the bathrooms, which all feature glass walls to allow a showering experience among the lush jungle and treetops.  The master bath’s open shower features tempered glass doors that open onto the outdoor shower and the view to the jungle and the ocean.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSarco Architects Costa Rica also designed the interiors of the home, and kept a simple and muted palette of polished concrete floors, few interior wall surfaces in white and custom cabinetry finished in a honey-toned local Spanish Elm wood, and the interaction with dark grey lava stone walls that wrap from the exterior onto the interior of the home.Project gallerySee allShow lessA Day in the Life with Moshe SafdieArchitecture NewsExperimental Structure of Bent Wood Takes Shape in GenoaArchitecture News Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeSARCO ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCosta RicaPublished on January 04, 2016Cite: “Casa Magayon / SARCO Architects” 04 Jan 2016. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Casa Magayon / SARCO ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCasa Magayon / SARCO Architects Houses Architects: SARCO Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyHouses•Costa Rica Photographs:  Andres Garcia Lachner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Area:  1290 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2015 Casa Magayon / SARCO Architects Costa Rica ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Andres Garcia Lachner+ 23 Sharelast_img read more

  • Tips on online community software

    Howard Lake | 1 November 2000 | News  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tips on online community software Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis If your charity is considering developing an online community via your Web site it will need some idea of the the software functions available. Forum One Communications Corporation in the USA has helpfully produced a 30-point checklist for choosing forum software.Read 30 Features To Consider When Choosing Forum Software by Jim Cashel. read more

  • Interview with Alistair McLean of the Fundraising Standards Board

    first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy In the week that the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) announced its second adjudication, UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake interviewed the regulator’s new Chief Executive, Alistair Howard Lake | 28 April 2009 | News Interview with Alistair McLean of the Fundraising Standards Boardlast_img read more

  • 160 years since ‘Bloody Kansas’/The legacy of John Brown

    first_imgMay 9 marks the 220th anniversary of this great abolitionist’s birth. This article was originally published in Workers World on Sept. 14, 2006.Many historians agree that the Civil War really started on a flat patch of land known as “Bloody Kansas” 150 years ago, in the spring, summer and on into the autumn of 1856.A depiction of John Brown moments before execution, Dec. 2, 1859.This area of land covering some 82,000 square miles now sits at the geographic center of the continental United States. It rarely gets national attention these days, and when it does it’s usually for reactionary developments, like the effort to ban evolution from the public schools’ science curriculum.Yet this was once the hub of the most important political conflict of its day, indeed of all U.S. history: the struggle over slavery. This was where diametrically opposed forces — abolitionists and pro-slavers — clashed.When 1856 began, the pro-slavery forces had looked to be ascendant. Congress had passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act on May 30, 1854. The law provided for popular sovereignty — voting by white male landowners, that is — to decide whether Kansas and Nebraska would be free or slave states. Kansas had since been the scene of a violent terror campaign, based across the border in Missouri.Death squads, known as Border Ruffians, aimed to kill or drive out those who opposed the spread of slavery to Kansas, and to flood the territory with their own numbers. Jesse and Frank James, glorified as “rebellious” outlaws in the movies and folklore, were the most well-known of these ruffians.The Border Ruffians hunted down and murdered African Americans who had escaped slavery and were heading north to Canada. They brazenly assassinated Underground Railway station operators and anti-slavery newspaper editors.It had started to seem like a foregone conclusion that Kansas would enter the union as a slave state. Then John Brown arrived.With a small, brave band of stalwarts, he took on the slave owners’ death squads in direct combat, and bested them. He revived and rallied the anti-slavery forces.At the Battle of Osawatomie, on Aug. 30, 1856, his brilliant tactical maneuvers led to the defeat of a pro-slavery force of 300 soldiers by his group of under 20 — and from then on he was affectionately known as “Old Osawatomie” by admirers around the country.In Lawrence, Kanasas, in the first two weeks of September, he led the military defense of the state capital against a pro-slavery assault — and ever after was respectfully called “Captain Brown” by those who fought alongside him.But before Osawatomie, before Lawrence, John Brown had already become a legend. That happened at Pottawatomie Creek.A daring raidAt Pottawatomie on the night of May 24-25, 1856, John Brown led an armed band in a lightning raid against an encampment where he knew he’d find several of the worst of the Border Ruffians who were terrorizing the territory.When Brown and company rode off, they left the dead bodies of five racist thugs. The criminals Brown and his band killed had been responsible for many assaults and murders; they were also known for capturing Native women and forcing them into prostitution and sexually assaulting Free State women.Until Brown acted, the slavocracy had been waging an undeclared war with what seemed like impunity. And not just in the fields and towns of Kansas. On May 22, two days before Brown rode to Pottawatomie, Preston Brooks, a member of Congress from South Carolina, had strode onto the floor of the U.S. Senate and beaten anti-slavery Sen. Charles Sumner of Massachusetts nearly to death as retaliation for Sumner’s speech “The Crime against Kansas.”After Pottawatomie, all this changed. The slaveocracy did not surrender — it would take the Civil War for that. But from Pottawatomie word went out.No longer would the racist death squads have free rein in Kansas. A new force, a force for freedom, was fighting back.For years afterward, in fact to this very day, bourgeois historians have misrepresented what happened at Pottawatomie. It has been portrayed as an insane, isolated event, as a senseless, inexplicable act of violence — and its perpetrator as a wild-eyed, crazed, fanatical maniac. The official bourgeois version removes the Pottawatomie raid from its historic context — the bloody terrorist war the Border Ruffians were waging — and omits the fact that the men Brown’s troops killed were racist murderers.John Brown was no lunatic. He was a hero. By first frost in the fall of 1856, he had accomplished what six months earlier no one thought possible. The territory had been secured. Kansas would enter the union as a free state.The victory came at a high personal cost for Brown. His son Frederick died at the Battle of Osawatomie. Another son, John Brown Jr., was captured by the pro-slavery forces and tortured horribly while held prisoner, which led to many years of illness and anguish.Brown himself was now a wanted man. A price on his head, he went underground, leaving Kansas. He headed toward the Northeast.There he would spend the next three years raising funds, recruiting troops, writing, speaking and planning. His goal was nothing less than to launch a guerrilla war, whose leadership would be taken up by African Americans, to end slavery and establish full freedom and equality for all.On to Harpers FerryBefore, during and after his time in Kansas, John Brown was keen to learn how to wage the kind of guerrilla warfare he believed would be necessary to destroy slavery. To whom did he look as his teachers?To Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey and other enslaved African American leaders of U.S. slave revolts; to the Seminole nation that had resisted domination by colonial settlers; to the Maroons of the South and of Jamaica and Surinam, escaped slaves who fought the settler state’s forces in daring raids from bases in the hills and mountains; and to Toussaint L’Ouverture, one of the great liberators of Haiti.Most well-meaning whites, including abolitionists, were under the sway of racism to varying degrees. In contrast, Brown not only admired but sought to learn from and emulate Black and Native leaders. He was that free of the taint of racism.In Kansas, Brown worked closely with a Native ally, Ottawa Jones, who sheltered, fed and helped arm Brown’s group at several points during the months of conflict. Although he himself was a fiercely devout Christian, Brown counted Jews and atheists among his troops.For three years after leaving Kansas, Brown was based in North Elba, N.Y. [in upstate New York].There he established a cooperative farming community, the first ever where Black and white families lived and worked as equals.Along with farming and guiding escaped slaves along an Underground Railroad route across the border to Canada, Brown would spend those three years preparing for the action he was determined would give rise to a generalized mass uprising by enslaved Black people. He would write a new constitution for the United States which first and foremost proclaimed race and sex equality.He would travel to Canada and recruit several African Americans, including Osborne P. Anderson, who would fight alongside Brown at Harpers Ferry, Va. (now W.Va.), and live to write about it. He would meet often with the great organizer and orator, Frederick Douglass, and the two would become close friends. Douglass had escaped from slavery as a young man.He would confer with the “Moses” of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman, whom he always respectfully referred to as “Gen. Tubman.” Some believe that Tubman helped plan the raid on the U.S. Army arsenal at Harpers Ferry and would have taken part in it had she not fallen ill.African-American freedom fighters Dangerfield Newby, Lewis S. Leary, John Brown’s sons Watson and Oliver, and six others of their number would die at Harpers Ferry in October 1859. Five would escape and survive. Seven, including John Brown, would be captured and hanged.Gen. Robert E. Lee, who scant months later would lead the secessionist Confederate army, led the opposing force that captured John Brown at Harpers Ferry. John Wilkes Booth, who would assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, was among the troops guarding the scaffolding on the day they hanged John Brown.On that day, Dec. 2, 1859, just before they led him from his cell to the gallows, this great soldier for human liberation would write, “I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.” Brown was buried in the majority Black cemetery in North Elba, a fitting tribute indeed.In April 1861 the Civil War would begin.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • TCU sports weekend roundup

    first_imgBenton McDonald Benton McDonald TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Previous articleTCU Homecoming Parade on hiatusNext articleHave no fear, poll watchers are here Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter + posts Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases ReddIt Benton McDonald Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award printTCU Athletics was in action over fall break, traveling around the country to compete.SoccerTCU Soccer lost 2-1 in overtime to No. 25 Kansas Friday. Kansas scored first, on a low shot by Grace Hagan in the 31st minute. The Horned Frogs answered quickly, when first-year Maddy Warren shot a high ball from over 30 yards out to tie the game in the 39th minute. The teams would each have multiple chances to take the lead in the second half, but ultimately ended regulation knotted at one. Jayhawks junior defender Eva Eliasdottir would end the overtime period quickly, scoring two minutes into it to give the Jayhawks their fourth Big 12 win. “We played hard but didn’t come out on the right end. I really felt us and Kansas were evenly matched,” said Head Coach Eric Bell “It could have gone either way and I knew it could be like this.”Yazmeen Ryan dribbles ahead against Baylor on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The Horned Frogs continued their Kansas road trip on Sunday, defeating Kansas State 2-1. “It’s always good to get a win on the road in the league,” said Head Coach Eric Bell. Senior McKenzie Oliver’s 23rd minute goal gave the team an early lead. They would finish with an impressive 14 shots on goal in the first half. The Wildcats tied the game early in the second half, scoring off of a corner kick in the 46th minute. TCU continued their aggressive attitude on offense, tallying 13 more shots on goal in the second half. The would outshoot the Wildcats 25-4, including sophomore Natalee Heiser’s game winning goal in the 69th minute. “She has a knack for being in the right place at the right time,” Bell said of Heiser. “Lucky for us, today she was there to get the header.”Cross CountrySenior Emily Suarez ran her best race of the season Saturday. Photo courtesy: GoFrogsThe men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up their regular season at the Arturo Barrios Invitational in College Station, Texas, this weekend. The women finished 13th overall. Sophomore Evelyn Mandel led the women, finishing 26th at a time of 21:33.9. “On the women’s side, I thought our top three raced really well,” said cross country coach Jennifer Fazioli. “They moved up the entire way which is always encouraging on a humid and windy day.” The men were led by a trio of first-years – Sean Byrne, Lakelin Conrad, and Blaine Stuart. Byrne beat his season high by 30 seconds. “For the guys, they’re working much better as a team. I’m starting to see what I see in workouts and that’s translating into races,” Fazioli said. The teams return to action when they travel to the Big 12 championships in Ames, Iowa, on Oct. 26.Men’s GolfThe TCU Men’s Golf team finished first in the inaugural Big 12 Match Play Tournament. The team finished 3-1-1 over the three day tournament, including a tie against defending national champion Oklahoma State. The team defeated Kansas State, West Virginia, and Texas Tech. The tournament was held at The Clubs at Houston Oaks in Houston. Benton McDonald Twitter Facebook Facebook Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Senior David Ravetto watches his drive during the Carmel Cup in Pebble Beach, California. Photo courtesy: GoFrogs Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Benton McDonald read more

  • Donegal IFA against adding Defence responsibility to Agriculture Minister

    first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Donegal IFA against adding Defence responsibility to Agriculture Minister Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter By News Highland – July 13, 2014 WhatsApp News Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Facebook Minister Simon CoveneyThe Head of the IFA in Donegal has criticised the decision to add Defence to the portfolio of the Minister for Agriculture.It was confirmed as part of last weeks cabinet reshuffle that Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine Mr. Simon Coveney will now also take responsibility for Defense.Donegal IFA Chairperson PJ McMonagle says he is disappointing at the move: WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous articleListen Back to the ‘ Weekend Edition’ for July 12thNext articleQuigley may have next fight in August News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

  • Inishowen gardai issue appeal after man is critically injured in weekend crash

    first_imgNews Gardai are appealing for information after a man was critically injured in a collision near Muff just before midnight on Saturday night.The incident which involved a black Honda Civic happened close to the Birdstown junction between Muff and Burnfoot. Gardai are trying to piece together the events that led to the crash and say their investigation is ongoing.Inspector David Murphy has made this appeal on the Shaun Doherty Show…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Inishowen gardai issue appeal after man is critically injured in weekend crash WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – April 7, 2014 Previous articleDonegal return to top flight and Croke ParkNext articleDonegal man sentenced to three and a half years on beach driving charges News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

  • Oklahoma town devastated by tornado raises $38K in one day

    first_imgiStock/deepspacedave(EL RENO, Okla. — A GoFundMe effort is underway to help the victims of a deadly tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma.The storm ravaged the Oklahoma City suburb Saturday night, killing two and injuring 29 others.These are the latest casualties and injuries in what has already been a deadly tornado season. There is more to come in other parts of the country, as tornado watch warnings have been issued for parts of seven states — Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wyoming — with several tornadoes likely.Oklahoma remains in a state of emergency in all 77 counties due to flooding, severe storms and tornadoes, according to the state’s Office of Emergency Management.Of the injured in El Reno, 17 were treated at a local hospital and only three have been discarged, leaving 14 people in the local hospital as of Monday afternoon, according to the spokesperson for Oklahoma University Medical Center.A hotel and mobile home park were hit in a span of just four minutes during Saturday night’s storm.The GoFundMe fundraiser was launched Sunday and more than $38,000 was raised in less than 24 hours.Other donors have given necessary supplies to those staying at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) hall.“The community and surrounding areas that have donated much needed items, the prayers, and the Oklahoma ‘ElReno’ Strong attitude that we continue to show at times of need!” the VFW group wrote on its Facebook page Sunday night.Some items in need of donation include towels and washcloths, according to the VFW.National Weather Service meteorologists in Norman, Oklahoma, rated the tornado an EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, meaning it had wind speeds in the range of 136 to 165 mph. The highest rating on the scale, an EF5, packs winds topping 200 mph.The weather service reported that the twister cut a 2.2-mile long path of destruction and was about 75 yards at its widest point.The tornado carried debris more than 4 miles northeast of El Reno, officials said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Slain officer ‘was a force for good in the world,’ fulfilling childhood dream

    first_imgiStock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Tara O’Sullivan, a 26-year-old Sacramento police officer was gunned down while responding to a call. Tara “was a force for good in the world,” the chief said as her family and colleagues grieved at a memorial service Thursday.“She loved being a police officer,” Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said. “Tara loved this department and this city and today is our turn to show how much we love Tara and the entire O’Sullivan family.”“Tara made a real difference in countless lives in just a short amount of time,” he said. “She embodied what we strive to be as police officers.”O’Sullivan graduated from the police academy in December and was hired in January, fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming an officer.On June 19, O’Sullivan was partnered with a training officer and accompanied by others from the department when she responded to a domestic dispute. The officers were standing by at the home while a woman gathered some of her belongings, that’s when O’Sullivan was shot, police said.Multiple officers fired back in the intense firefight, police said. The standoff lasted hours until the suspected shooter surrendered, police said.That day “evil showed its face in our city,” Chief Hahn said at the service at Bayside Adventure Church in Roseville, California. “Tara and her partners responded. They responded to help somebody in need, regardless of the circumstances.”Pastor Anthony Sadler called the slain officer “one of our best living examples of bravery.”“On this day we lost an amazing person, incredible officer and treasure in our city,” Hahn said. “But we only lost her physical presence because I believe she’s here today smiling down on all of us.”Hahn read O’Sullivan’s own words that she wrote in a self-evaluation at the end of the police academy.“Through the good days, bad days, long days, extra-long days I wouldn’t change it,” she wrote. “I learned so much about myself and came so far in the past six months. It is now time to tackle my next challenge… field training. I’m excited.”“She wanted to be a police officer ever since she was a young girl,” O’Sullivan’s godfather, Gary Roush, said at the service. When that became reality, “she was over the moon.”“When I first met Tara she was a precious 4-year-old girl. I could see she glowed with life,” he said. “She had an intellect and curiosity that seemed unusual for such a young girl — traits that grew as she grew.”Speakers at the service described her as authentic, bossy, brave and a natural leader.“None of the glowing adoration you hear of her today is embellished,” Roush said. “She was one of those rare people who devoured life … both an aggressive vigor and a gentle touch.”Despite all O’Sullivan had accomplished in her 26 years, Roush found it difficult to think of everything she’s missing.The young officer was going to be maid-of-honor at her sister’s wedding next year. Roush said O’Sullivan told her godfather she wanted him to officiate her wedding one day.And in her career, “she likely would have risen to the highest rungs in the ranks,” Roush said.Pastor Sadler said, “As far as the O’Sullivan family is concerned, they will forever be a part of the Sacramento police department, and the department will forever be a part of the O’Sullivan family.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more