Don’t waste the stock market crash! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 shares in an ISA today

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens owns shares of British American Tobacco. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 shares in an ISA todaycenter_img The FTSE 100’s recent stock market crash has caused significant losses for many investors. However, it’s not the first time that the index has experienced a bear market, with it having done so on a handful of other occasions since its inception in 1984.Following each of those bear markets, the FTSE 100 has gone on to deliver a successful recovery. As such, now could be the right time to buy a range of large-cap shares following their recent declines.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…Here are two prime examples of such companies that could be worth buying in a diversified Stocks and Shares ISA today.FTSE 100 retailer NextThe recent trading update from FTSE 100 retailer Next (LSE: NXT) highlighted the impact of coronavirus on its financial performance. Its sales declined by 38% in the three months to 25 April, with its physical stores and online operations closed during part of that period.However, Next also stated in its update that it is in a strong financial position to overcome present challenges. Moreover, it has recently reopened its online operations, albeit on a modest scale, and will seek to increase the number of deliveries it is capable of fulfilling over the coming months. It is also expanding its business with a stronger presence in the beauty market.This could mean that the FTSE 100 company’s financial performance gradually improves. It may also enable Next to strengthen its competitive position relative to sector peers who may not have the financial strength to cope with a sustained period of reduced sales.With the Next share price having declined by over 30% since the start of the year, it appears to offer a wide margin of safety. Although a quick turnaround may not be possible, the FTSE 100 company’s strong market position and sound strategy could lead to it delivering high returns over the long run.British American TobaccoAfter a long period of being relatively unpopular among investors, tobacco stocks such as British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) may become increasingly in-demand among risk-averse investors.The company recently reported that it continues to expect to post a high-single-digit rise in its bottom line in the current year. Compared to many of its FTSE 100 index peers, this may represent a highly successful result that leads to a rise in the stock’s price in the coming months.Of course, demand for cigarettes is likely to fall over the long term. British American Tobacco has repeatedly experienced declines in its cigarette volumes, although much of this has been offset by price rises that may persist. This could lead to a relatively robust financial performance from the business that provides it with the capital required to develop next-generation products that ultimately replace tobacco products.With the British American Tobacco share price down 10% since the start of the year, it could offer good value for money due in part to its defensive profile and strong earnings growth potential. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens | Monday, 11th May, 2020 | More on: BATS NXT Image source: Getty Images. 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.last_img read more

O2 Inside Line – Season 4 Episode 6

first_imgWednesday Feb 19, 2014 O2 Inside Line – Season 4 Episode 6 This week’s O2 Inside Line takes us into the England camp as they prepare for their Six Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham this coming weekend. Despite dominating Scotland two weeks ago, this will be a far tougher challenge for the home side.England coach Stuart Lancaster has opted to include youngster George Ford in his matchday squad, saying that the time is right after experiencing a full three weeks of training.“We have successfully integrated and included many young players over the last two years and George is the next exciting talent to make his mark in the senior squad and we are a looking forward to see him develop over the next few months,” said Lancaster.In the front row, prop Dan Cole saw a specialist and has since been ruled out for three months with a neck injury. Cole has a bulging disc and will be replaced by David Wilson.In this week’s O2 Inside Line some of the England players go through Player Analysis, looking at both Ireland and England. Team Mates features Jack Nowell and Billy Vunipola, and Player Cam is given to Billy Twelvetrees and Mako Vunipola, who gives us a guided tour of the weights room.RFU’s Ticket Officer, Hannah Collins, then talks us through the typical build up to a home Test.England Team: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Luther Burrell, 12 Billy Twelvetrees, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Danny Care, 1 Joe Marler, 2 Dylan Hartley, 3 David Wilson, 4 Joe Launchbury, 5 Courtney Lawes, 6 Tom Wood, 7 Chris Robshaw, 8 Billy Vunipola.Replacements: 16 Tom Youngs, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Dave Attwood, 20 Ben Morgan, 21 Lee Dickson, 22 George Ford, 23 Alex GoodeIreland Team:15. Rob Kearney, 14. Andrew Trimble, 13. Brian O’Driscoll, 12. Gordon D’Arcy, 11. Dave Kearney, 10. Jonathan Sexton, 9. Conor Murray, 8. Jamie Heaslip, 7. Chris Henry, 6. Peter O’Mahony, 5. Paul O’Connell,  4. Devin Toner, 3. Mike Ross, 2. Rory Best, 1. Cian HealyReplacements: 16. Sean Cronin, 17. Jack McGrath, 18. Martin Moore, 19.  Iain Henderson, 20. Jordi Murphy, 21. Isaac Boss, 22. Paddy Jackson, 23. Fergus McFaddenADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error O2 Inside Line Related Articles 377 WEEKS AGO O2 Inside Line – Season 4 Episode 9 – England… 378 WEEKS AGO O2 Inside Line – Season 4 Episode 8 379 WEEKS AGO O2 Inside Line – Season 4 Episode 7 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

PAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles Skyscraper

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard PAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles Skyscraper ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Housing “COPY” Save this picture!View from LACMA. Image Courtesy of PARWritten by Karissa Rosenfield Share United States CopyPlatform for Architecture + Research (PAR) has reinterpreted the idea of “courtyard housing” with a 930-foot-tall “stack of individual houses” envisioned for a site on Los Angeles’ Wilshire Boulevard. Named “Wilshire Tower,” the conceptual skyscraper is one of many radical proposals being unveiled at the A+D Museum’s ongoing “Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles” exhibition that exploring new forms of housing for Los Angeles. Save this picture!View East. Image Courtesy of PAR”The tower typology has become anonymous, defined mainly by its height,” says PAR. “Typical residential skyscrapers, while successfully providing density, rarely produce unique living environments with access to green space, qualities that are emblematic of Los Angeles living.”Save this picture!View towards Hollywood Hills. Image Courtesy of PAR”PAR’s proposal, completed in close collaboration with Buro Happold, acts against this endemic monotony, creating a 930-foot-tall stack of individual houses, each with a direct connection to nature through oversized terraces, some containing common spaces and leisure zones.”Save this picture!View East. Image Courtesy of PARThe exhibition is co-curated by Sam Lubell and Danielle Rago and is on view through November 20, 2015. PAR’s participation is generously supported by Buro Happold.ArchitectsPlatform for Architecture + ResearchLocationLos Angeles, CA, USADesign TeamJennifer Marmon (Founding Partner), Angus Goble (Partner), John Chang (Designer), Miwa Espinoza, Julian Huang, Patrycja Jurczak, Matthias Malicki, Jack Reidler, Jesse SeguraStructural, Climate & MEP EngineeringBuroHappold EngineeringVisualizerBloomImagesProject Year2015PhotographsCourtesy of PARLocationLos Angeles, CA, USAProject Year2015PhotographsCourtesy of PARProject gallerySee allShow lessLas Mercedes House-Workshop / Lukas FústerSelected ProjectsWater Tank / Pedro Bandeira + João Figueira e AssociadosSelected Projects Share “COPY” PAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles SkyscraperSave this projectSavePAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles Skyscraper CopyAbout this officePlatform for Architecture + ResearchOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingLos AngelesA+D MuseumUnited StatesPublished on September 01, 2015Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “PAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles Skyscraper ” 01 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Google’s Online Marketing Challenge to benefit nonprofits

first_img Howard Lake | 2 March 2011 | News 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. Google’s Online Marketing Challenge to benefit nonprofits  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Google’s fourth annual Online Marketing Challenge will for the first time be run to benefit nonprofits. The competition is open to undergraduate or graduate students who are tasked with creating an effective online marketing campaign in Google AdWords. More than 20,000 students from over 60 countries have competed in previous challenges.Student teams receive US$200 of free online advertising with Google AdWords and then work with local businesses or NGOs to create effective online marketing campaigns. They can choose any NGO to work with, but NGOs are not of course required to participate.The aim of course is to demonstrate the value and effectiveness of Google AdWords for businesses and charities.The global winners and their tutor will receive a trip to the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California to meet with the AdWords team. Regional winners and their professor will win a trip to a regional Google office. The successful nonprofit will win a $15,000 donation, with prizes of $10,000 and $5,000 for second and third places respectively.Students can not enter the challenge directly: applications must come from their professor or tutor before 21 April 2011. After successful registration, student teams have a period of three weeks in which to plan and run their campaign. Their final report must be submitted by 17 June Tagged with: Advertising Digital Googlelast_img read more

Blackbaud acquires JustGiving

first_img Tagged with: Blackbaud Digital Justgiving  395 total views,  1 views today 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. Reactions  396 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis157 Blackbaud acquires JustGiving Jerry Needel, president and general manager of Blackbaud Consumer Solutions, explained the acquisition, saying “To put their passion into action, [people] need technology that gives them the power to connect with other change agents and organisations. Bringing JustGiving into the Blackbaud family reinforces our strong commitment to catalysing the impact of individual change agents. It’s also part of our commitment to helping social good organisations navigate and respond to key shifts in giving behaviour.”Crowdfunding and the cloudMike Gianoni, president and CEO of Blackbaud, added: “This is an exciting next step in our commitment to delivering modern, mobile-first, integrated cloud technology that powers social good. Together, JustGiving’s proven crowdfunding expertise and Blackbaud’s cloud solutions, customer base and leadership in the social economy are a powerful, unmatched combination that will ultimately forge deeper and more effective connections between people and the causes they support. This is the kind of innovation it takes to build a better world.” Anne-Marie Huby, co-founder and managing director of JustGiving, said: “Social, mobile and the rise of crowdfunding combined are transforming the way people give, and the pace of change is unprecedented. By bringing together JustGiving’s community and social platform with Blackbaud’s unrivalled expertise and capabilities, we will be better able to help great causes reach more people and raise more money, more effectively and intelligently than ever before.”Shared value companyA JustGiving statement and blog post by co-founders Anne-Marie Huby and Zarine Kharas said: “there is so much more to do. This is just the beginning”. The collaboration means “we will be able to fulfil our mission of growing the world of giving on an even greater scale and to ensure that no good causes go unfunded.”Huby and Kharas added: “If we are to get more money to people in need all over the world, then JustGiving needs to scale up.”They referred to Blackbaud as a “shared value” company that is “committed to giving back in many other ways”. They explained that “Blackbaud has invested millions in important causes around the world, gives away more free research to the industry than any company of its kind, and its worldwide employees volunteer over 100,000 hours annually to causes around the globe.”They made the following commitment: “By coming together, we are committing to helping your charity, and many more charities across the UK, raise even more money, and to reach more people than ever before. We are excited about the opportunity to serve you better and helping shape the giving of tomorrow.”Past acquisitions by Blackbaud include Convio, everydayhero and MyCharity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis157 Howard Lake | 26 June 2017 | News Blackbaud, digital fundraising and cloud software provider to nonprofits around the world, is to acquire JustGiving, the online fundraising platform.Established in 2001, London-based JustGiving has enabled people in 164 countries to raise over $4.5 billion for good causes. It has helped build the extensive growth of peer-to-peer fundraising in the UK, enabling charities to handle donations and transactions, and individuals to fundraise for their favourite cause.Charleston, South Carolina-based Blackbaud will acquire all of JustGiving’s outstanding equity interests “for an aggregate purchase price of £95 million, subject to certain adjustments”. It will fund the acquisition “with cash on hand and borrowings under its existing credit facility”.The takeover will proceed following a regulatory review in the UK “later this year”. The two companies will determine their full integration strategy at that time.JustGiving staff are expected to transition to Blackbaud at that point and become part of Blackbaud’s London-based International Markets Group, led by Jerome Moisan, senior vice president and president of Blackbaud’s International Markets Group.Adding JustGiving’s track record, tools and experience will enable Blackbaud to enhance its services both to charities and to individual donors. JustGiving’s personal crowdfunding capability is also expected to be extended to the USA and elsewhere. Blackbaud’s support is also expected to help JustGiving expand further faster.The platform of course operates in a more competitive environment with other platforms such as the US-founded GoFundMe experiencing considerable growth. Facebook too has been developing more giving, fundraising and crowdfunding products so is more of a possible competitor than it might have looked a year or two ago. In March this year it hosted its second telethon via Facebook Live in aid of ACLU.Blackbaud serves over 35,000 nonprofits and social good organisations. JustGiving has over 22 million registered users.last_img read more

Delhi High Court Slams Vigilance Enquiry Into Media Leakage In Riots Case; Calls It ‘Worse Than Enquiry In Petty Theft Cases’

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Slams Vigilance Enquiry Into Media Leakage In Riots Case; Calls It ‘Worse Than Enquiry In Petty Theft Cases’ Shreya Agarwal1 March 2021 8:26 AMShare This – xHearing Delhi riots conspiracy case accused Asif Iqbal Tanha’s writ petition against his media trial, a single judge bench of Justice Mukta Gupta of Delhi High Court today came down heavily on the Vigilance Branch of Delhi Police for its failure to identify the source of leakage of case file documents to the media in his case. The bench orally observed, “This vigilance enquiry is even…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginHearing Delhi riots conspiracy case accused Asif Iqbal Tanha’s writ petition against his media trial, a single judge bench of Justice Mukta Gupta of Delhi High Court today came down heavily on the Vigilance Branch of Delhi Police for its failure to identify the source of leakage of case file documents to the media in his case. The bench orally observed, “This vigilance enquiry is even worse than what they do in a petty theft case.”Warning the authorities of harsher orders being passed as the Vigilance Enquiry had failed to establish the source of leakage, the court also said that the Special Commissioner of Police (Vigilance) would have to be present on the next date of hearing. Dismissing the enquiry report’s conclusion that the allegations of leakage to media were unsubstantiated, the court said that the case file information leakage did not become unsubstantiated merely because the Delhi Police had failed to identify the source of the leakage. The court observed that the Disclosure Statement which had been leaked out was not a document “lying on the road” for the media to have accessed it with ease, and said that these were case documents handled by hand by senior IAS officials. Standing Counsel for the Centre, representing the Delhi Police, Amit Mahajan stated that it admitted that the leakage was undesirable, to which the court said that it was “not just undesirable. It is prejudicial to the accused, the case and the purity of the investigation. And this is in contempt.” The court said, “Mind you, these are senior IAS officials. Where did you do the enquiry, who did you enquire of? Where were the files sent? Who took them to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and who brought them back from there?” Tanha’s case was that several media channels, including Zee News, had in their reports referred to facts from Tanha’s ‘Disclosure Statement’ which was a part of the official case record, and that the free-airing of facts from the statement by these media channels prejudiced his right to a free and fair trial – and subjecting him to a media trial. Adv. Siddharth Aggarwal appearing for Tanha, referred to the Zee report which was aired on Aug 18, 2020 and said that the report was based on the disclosure statement which alleged that Asif, a student of Jamia Milia Islamia, had set fire to buses in the Delhi riots and actively participated in them. Aggarwal said that while the Disclosure Statement would not anyway be relied on in a court of law, his problem was the fact that it had “been put out there even before the first ball is played in a court of law.” Tanha had prayed for the allegedly violative news reports to be taken down and for an enquiry into why this information was let out in the first place. His counsel said that the Delhi High Court on Oct 15, 2020 had directed the police to disclose the source as well, however, in their compliance with this order they had merely filed an affidavit on Jan 16 this year, stating that the allegations of leakage were “unsubstantiated”. Aggarwal also raised question marks on the agency’s conduct stating that if the this is “an agency which is only concerned about protecting its own people,” and therefore another enquiry by the same agency would be of no use. He prayed for an independent enquiry in to the matter.The Delhi Police stated in its affidavit that it had merely sent the complete case file to GNCTD and the MHA. Reflecting on her discontentment with the manner in which the enquiry was carried out, Justice Gupta said that, “Ultimately, it may not be the police officers (who leaked it) but the manner in which the vigilance enquiry has been done, really calls for a check.”The Court adjourned further hearing to March 5 asking Special CP(Vigilance) to join the virtual court proceedings. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Local Councillor believes Town Park one way system should remain

first_img Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Facebook Plans are in motion to upgrade the Sweet Factory play area and lighting in the Bernard McGlinchey Town Park.Local Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh raised concerns in the Council Chamber this week that the park has been left without a play area after it was closed for safety reasons.Donegal County Council has confirmed that tenders have gone out for upgrade works to the play area and for improvement lighting works.Councillor Kavanagh also believes the one way system imposed in the park as a result of Covid-19 should remain in place:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Google+center_img Previous article52 additional Covid related deaths and 2,371 cases confirmedNext articleDonegal Deputy says fisheries task force won’t help the industry News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local Councillor believes Town Park one way system should remain Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – January 23, 2021 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApplast_img read more


first_img Previous Article Next Article TrainingOn 3 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Thisweek’s training newsYoungcar thieves on the road to a careerKwik-Fithas joined forces with Glasgow City Council and two charities in a £160,000initiative to tackle car crime and provide jobs for teenage car thieves. Under theinitiative, 14- to 25-year-olds will train as mechanics at a garage in theParkhead area of Glasgow.  Kwik-Fit willprovide up to six, six-month training posts with the possibility of a full-timejob to those who successfully complete the training course.£11minvested in training in the workplaceTheGovernment is ploughing £11m into union learning projects over the next fouryears.  Lifelong learning ministerMalcolm Wicks said representatives had proved to be effective at encouragingtraining in the workplace, particularly among workers with the lowest levels ofskills. learn Japanese secretsEastis meeting West at a manufacturing plant in Newton Aycliffe where 70 shopfloorstaff at Tallent Engineering are learning the secrets of Japanese workingpractices. Using workbooks and on-line materials, workers will becomeknowledgeable about Japanese working practices such as Kaizen, Poka Yoke and5S. These address issues such as workshop management, team working and healthand safety. Training is being provided by Assa, a training company aimed at themanufacturing sector. black workers on the right PathGurbuxSingh, the chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, has welcomed a newreport on Path schemes to train black workers for management positions insocial housing. Research found that the majority of respondents had stayed inemployment since leaving Path. But respondents identified racial discriminationas the main barrier to their career development. This took the form ofisolation at work and a “glass ceiling” to promotion prospects. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Utility and limits of biomass spectra: the nekton community sampled with the RMT 25 in the Scotia Sea during austral summer

first_imgAn RMT 25 opening/closing net was used to sample the nekton community at 2 stations in the ice free zone (IFZ) of the Scotia Sea (Stn 1 approximately 10 nautical miles south of the Antarctic Polar Front; Stn 2 on the edge of the South Georgia Shelf Break to the northwest of the island). Oblique hauls sampled 200 m depth layers to 1000 m during both day and night. Total and individual volumes of each species in each 200 m layer were measured by displacement. The data were used to generate biomass and numerical spectra for day and night at each station for the whole water column to 1000 m. At both stations the relationship between log(10) biomass density (BIA) and log(10) individual body mass (M) were strongly positive. Slopes of the biomass spectra were not significantly different among the day and night stations and an overall regression showed that biomass density scaled as M(0.61), Analysis of biomass spectra revealed that although the species composition and biomass density varied between the 2 stations, energy turnover in the nekton community in the 2 areas was similarly dominated by animals of larger size. Considering energy turnover in terms of taxonomic groups revealed that Stn 1 turnover was dominated by tunicates (salps) followed by fish and cnidarians and at Stn 2 turnover was dominated by crustaceans followed similarly by fish and cnidarians. Use of biomass spectra in this case study was shown to enhance insight into the comparative function of 2 pelagic systems obtained using a conventional taxonomic approach. The analysis of biomass spectra in the absence of taxonomic data would have had limited value as it would not have emphasised the major difference between the 2 stations: the domination by tunicates, an energetic dead end, at Stn 1 and crustaceans, which are available to predators, at Stn 2.last_img read more

The Futureheads – “This is not the world”

first_img{nomultithumb}This is the latest album from Sunderland-based post-punk group The Futureheads and… it’s self-released.That’s right – after being dropped from their label due to the poor sales of News and Tributes, they set up their own label, nul records so as not to deprive the world of their sound.I can tell that fans will be clamouring to see whether This Is Not The World amounts to more than nothing.The best–known track on the album is undoubtably ‘The Beginning Of The Twist’, which has received considerable airplay. ‘Broke Up The Time’ was also available as a free download.Both of these songs are fairly standard Futureheads fare – big guitars, awesome harmonies and slightly incomprehensible lyrics. The problem is that they’ve made a Kaiser Chiefs–esque attempt to move away from the stylings that some might call novelty.Unfortunately, with The Futureheads, this has basically stripped them of what made them unique. The oohs are gone, as are many of the more unusual riffs, leaving a bland middle–of–the–road album.This is okay for the first few songs, but then I found myself longing for a slower song to break things up a bit. The rest of the album just merged together into a generic indie sound.Now, I do have it on good authority that this music sounds good live, so I will just say: give them a chance if they’re playing a venue near you.The album isn’t bad, it’s just that it doesn’t knock your socks off, as some of their earlier songs did.And to be frank, when the best a band can do is a cover of a Kate Bush track, it might be time to call it a day.In this writer’s opinion, The Futureheads should stop dragging their feet and admit that their best work is in the past.last_img read more