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1 growth stock I’d buy for the e-commerce revolution

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Top-line revenue has expanded by an average of 20% year-on-year, with around 80% of it originating from a reliable recurring revenue stream.Beyond reinvestment and retaining a talented sales team, the operational expenses are near negligible.Operating profit margin has remained relatively stable at 25% over the past five years. This suggests that all the growth experienced in earnings is sourced directly from performance – an excellent sign in my eyes. While improving margins is undoubtedly a good thing, it’s not an endless source of increased profits.This continual stream of steady, reliable income has allowed the firm to build up a generous war chest of cash. Besides acting as a protective barrier during times of uncertainty, it enables the company to develop new features for their software, either through research & development, or acquisitions.In 2017 it acquired Comapi — an omnichannel messaging business — for £11m. Both its technology and people were successfully integrated into the company in 2019. After discontinuing the low-margin legacy businesses of Comapi, Engagement Cloud got a whole new suite of communication tools to further assist clients.The bottom linedotDigital is certainly not the only player in this space with fierce competition from Salesforce. However, through its strategic partnerships with e-commerce platforms, it has created powerful allies that drive new clients directly to them.I think this gives the stock quite a competitive advantage that when combined with its pricing power makes it a force to be reckoned with, in an industry set to grow to £25.1bn by 2023. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 20192018201720162015 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian 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. Recurring Revenue (£m)36.5531.3725.9220.9816.26 1 growth stock I’d buy for the e-commerce revolution 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. Total Revenue (£m)42.536.932.026.921.4 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares ARPU (£)966845715575445 The rise of e-commerce continues, but with so many online platforms and stores for consumers to choose from, online retailers are having to find new tactics to attract customers.The e-commerce opportunitydotDigital (LSE:DOTD) is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business that provides a cloud-based marketing platform for its clients. Serving over 4000 brands across 150 countries, the platform allows organisations to acquire, convert, and retain customers.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…I hold DOTD in my own portfolio, so what is it that I like about the company?Much like Salesforce, DOTD’s bespoke platform – known as Engagement Cloud – analyses customer data and performs automated digital marketing through emails, text messages, and social media platforms.The business model is simple. Clients typically purchase a pre-paid contract for a length of 12, 24, or 36 months, during which time they have complete access to the platform.It can be seamlessly integrated with existing ecommerce and CRM technology, forming a robust marketing engine.Through the use of data-triggered marketing campaigns, clients can scale quickly to maximise their customer base. Email-based campaigns have proven to be the most successful with clients achieving an average of £42 extra income for every £1 spent on dotDigital’s platform, we’re told.In recent years, management has shifted its strategy to focus more on e-commerce and B2B through partnerships with other companies – including Shopify, Microsoft, and Adobe.The financialsEngagement Cloud’s ever-expanding functionality has boosted its value to clients each year. With a more powerful platform that clients are relying on, dotDigital has built up a substantial amount of pricing power. As such, both the recurring revenue stream and average revenue per user (ARPU) have seen significant growth. Zaven Boyrazian | Friday, 6th November, 2020 | More on: DOTD Enter Your Email Address Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in dotDigial and Shopify. The Motley Fool UK has recommended dotDigital Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

July 5, 2021 0

The final Aviva Premiership standings explained

first_img TAGS: Exeter ChiefsWasps The regular season is over but there’s still plenty of rugby to be played. We break down what the final standings mean in terms of the Aviva Premiership semi-finals as well as the situation regarding European Champions Cup qualification.SEMI-FINAL BREAKDOWNA Thomas Young hat-trick and Christian Wade’s record-equalling 17th try of the season helped Wasps to a bonus-point 35-15 win over Saracens and ensured they finished top of the Premiership table. They will now play Leicester at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday 20 May, kick-off 5.15pm.Exeter guaranteed home advantage in the other semi-final, beating Gloucester 34-20 and picking up their ninth straight bonus point (eight wins and one in a draw v Wasps). They will meet defending champions Saracens at Sandy Park on Saturday 20 May, kick-off 2.30pm.EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONNorthampton beat Harlequins 23-20 at Franklin’s Gardens but a losing bonus point means it is Quins who secured the final Champions Cup qualification place. They have won 11 league games this season to Saints’ ten, so while both sides finish on 52 points it is Quins who sit in sixth.Tight tussle: Quins’ Luke Wallace tries to find a gap in Northampton’s defence. Photo: Getty ImagesNorthampton now have to wait to see whether they will be involved in the Champions Cup qualification play-offs. If Gloucester beat Stade Francais to win the Challenge Cup, the Cherry & Whites will enter the play-offs instead of Northampton. If they lose, Saints will be involved.THE FINAL XVThe showdown at Twickenham on Saturday 27 May will be the 15th Premiership final and to mark the occasion a panel of experts have picked a XV of the greatest players to have appeared in the climax of the English league season.The ‘Final XV’ was selected by former England prop Dave Flatman, BT Sport’s Alastair Eykyn and Nick Mullins, Press Association’s Andrew Baldock, ESPN’s Tom Hamilton and Rugby World’s Alan Pearey.This is the team they picked – what do you think? Anyone you would like to see included? Let us know through our social media channels.15. Geordan Murphy (Leicester)14. Mark Cueto (Sale)13. Fraser Waters (Wasps)12. Brad Barritt (Saracens)11. Alesana Tuilagi (Leicester)10. Charlie Hodgson (Sale)9. Richard Wigglesworth (Sale/Saracens)1. Marcos Ayerza (Leicester)2. Schalk Brits (Saracens)3. Petrus du Plessis (Saracens)4. Simon Shaw (Wasps)5. Ben Kay (Leicester)6. Martin Corry (Leicester)7. Jacques Burger (Saracens) Buzzing! Elliot Daly celebrates his try in Wasps’ win over Saracens. Photo: Getty Images 8. Lawrence Dallaglio (Wasps)STAT ATTACKThe 14 Premiership finals to date have thrown up some interesting facts and figures, so here are a few standout player stats:26 – Most points in a final, scored by Mark van Gisbergen in 2005 for Wasps v Leicester.Flying in: Mark van Gisbergen scores for Wasps in the 2005 Premiership final against Leicester. Photo: Getty Images67 seconds – The quickest try, scored by Josh Lewsey in 2003 for Wasps v Gloucester.17 years 249 days – The youngest finalist, Ben Youngs in 2007 for Leicester v Gloucester.37 years, 304 days – The oldest finalist, Andy Deacon in 2003 for Gloucester v Wasps.Seven – Most final starts, a record shared by Leicester’s George Chuter and Geordan Murphy.Double act: Northampton’s Ken and George Pisi celebrate their 2014 title win. Photo: Getty ImagesThese are the seven sets of brothers to have played in the same final:Delon & Steffon Armitage (London Irish, 2009)Brett & Louis Deacon (Leicester, 2007)Martin & Will Johnson (Leicester, 2005)Ben & Tom Youngs (Leicester, 2012 & 2013)Alesana & Manu Tuilagi (Leicester, 2012)George & Ken Pisi (Northampton, 2013 & 2014)Billy & Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 2015)And here are the six players who have won finals with two different clubs:Christian Day – Sale (2006) and Northampton (2014)Ayoola Erinle – Wasps (2003, 2004 & 2005) and Leicester (2008)Ben Foden – Sale (2006) and Northampton (2014)Charlie Hodgson – Sale (2006) and Saracens (2015 & 2016)Richard Wigglesworth – Sale (2006) and Saracens (2011, 2015 & 2016) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Who’s playing who for what – details of the semi-finals and European qualification Jeremy Staunton – Wasps (2008) and Leicester (2010)For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

June 23, 2021 0

Water charges protest to go ahead in Limerick despite concessions

first_img Previous articleVisual arts, launches and listingNext articleUlster Bank League Awards Continue To Go From Strength To Strength Alan Jacques Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGS’No Means No – We’re Still Not Paying’Anti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivilleIrish Waterlimerick Advertisement Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img Facebook by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Government’s “Trojan horse” concessions on water charges are indicative of the fact that they are “reeling in panic”, according to Limerick’s Anti Austerity Alliance councillors.City North AAA councillor Cian Prendiville warned that water bills will be met by a major boycott and confirmed that this Saturday’s ‘No Means No’ protest at City Hall will still go ahead as planned.According to Cllr Prendiville no concessions contained in the Government’s package would quell the movement against the water charges.“In the last month the Government has been sent a clear message by the historic movement of ordinary people against water charges. They are now reeling in panic as they scramble to get a package,” Cllr Prendiville commented.“They will cap the costs for four years and push the beginning of billing back until January. But these measures and the axing of bonuses at Irish Water miss the point of the protests, the essence of which was that people are opposed to water charges in any form. They know that these concessions are a Trojan Horse, and if the charges are introduced, they will rise and rise,” he predicts.Cllr Prendiville went on to say that there is “no carrot big enough” to quell the anger of vast parts of the population for whom water charges are the last straw after six years of vicious austerity.Meanwhile, City West AAA councillor, John Loftus, warned the Government that should it try to launch an attack on those who boycott the charge they will be met with an “unprecedented backlash of mass protests and political pressure”. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsLocal NewsWater charges protest to go ahead in Limerick despite concessionsBy Alan Jacques – November 27, 2014 921 WhatsApp Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

June 4, 2021 0

Price Appreciation Expected to Continue

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Price Appreciation Expected to Continue Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Price Appreciation Expected to Continue Previous: National Bankruptcy Rates Fall Further Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 8/2/2016 Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago August 2, 2016 1,208 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Tagged with: CoreLogiccenter_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Home prices rose by 5.7 percent year-over-year in June, and that pace of appreciation is not expected to slow over the next year, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic.While CoreLogic’s June 2016 Home Price Index (HPI) reported that following the price appreciation of nearly 6 percent from June 2015, the company’s Home Price Forecast predicted that home prices will appreciate by another 5.3 percent from June 2016 to June 2017. Single-family home prices (including sales of distressed homes) are expected to reach a new peak on November 2017 if they continue at their current rate.“Home prices continue to increase across the country, especially in the lower price ranges and in a number of metro areas,” said Anand Nallathambi, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “We see prices continuing to increase at a healthy rate over the next year by as much as 5 percent.”CoreLogic’s HPI Forecast is a projection of home prices using the HPI and other economic variables, and values are derived from state-level forecasts by weighting indices according to the number of owner-occupied households for each state, according to CoreLogic.June 2016 marked the 53rd consecutive month of year-over-year home price appreciation. Twenty-three states plus the District of Columbia reached new highs in home price appreciation in June, while two states had negative home price appreciation during the month (Connecticut at minus 1.7 percent and New Jersey at minus 0.8 percent), CoreLogic reported.Mortgage rates dropped to near historic lows in June (3.42 percent for the average 30-year FRM), which spurred on both homebuying and refinance activity. The average 30-year FRM is currently at 3.48 percent and is expected to remain below 4 percent for the remainder of the year.“Mortgage rates dipped in June to their lowest level in more than three years, supporting home purchases,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic. “Local markets with strong economic growth have generally had stronger home-price growth. Among large metropolitan areas, Denver had the lowest unemployment rate and the strongest home-price appreciation.”Click here to view CoreLogic’s Home Price Index for June. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago CoreLogic 2016-08-02 Kendall Baer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

May 31, 2021 0

Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Amend Juvenile Justice Act; Empower District Magistrates To Authorise Adoption Orders

first_imgNews UpdatesLok Sabha Passes Bill To Amend Juvenile Justice Act; Empower District Magistrates To Authorise Adoption Orders Akshita Saxena24 March 2021 7:24 AMShare This – xThe Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021. The Bill inter alia, seeks to re-define the category of “serious offences” under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and further, empower the District Magistrates to pass adoption orders. It was introduced in the House by the Minister of…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?LoginThe Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021. The Bill inter alia, seeks to re-define the category of “serious offences” under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and further, empower the District Magistrates to pass adoption orders. It was introduced in the House by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani, purportedly to “strengthen the child protection setup under the 2015 Act”. Salient Features Re-defines Serious offences Section 2(54) of the JJ Act provides that a serious offence is one for which the punishment under prescribed is between 3-7 years. Such offences are to be disposed of by the Board, by following the procedure for trial in summons cases under the CrPC. In Shilpa Mittal v. State of NCT of Delhi, the Supreme Court observed that the Juvenile Justice Act does not deal with the fourth category of offences viz., offence where the maximum sentence is more than seven years imprisonment, but no minimum sentence, or minimum sentence of less than seven years is provided and treated the same as “serious offences” under the Act. It had asked the Law Ministry and the Home Ministry to ensure that the issue raised in this judgment about the 4th Category of offences is addressed by the Parliament as early as possible. To give effect to the above recommendation, the Bill proposes to redefine ‘serious offences’ to include such offences for which the punishment is: minimum imprisonment for a term of 3-7 years; maximum imprisonment for a term more than 7 years but no minimum imprisonment or minimum imprisonment of less than 7 years. Classification of offences and designated Courts The Bill proposes to amend Section 86 of the Act to the effect that offences punishable with imprisonment between 3-7 years shall be non-cognizable and non-bailable. (At present, such offences are cognizable (where arrest is allowed without warrant) and non-bailable). The Bill also proposes that notwithstanding anything contained in CrPC or the POCSO Act, or the Child Rights Act, offences under the JJ Act shall be triable by the Children’s Court. Presently, only such offences that are punishable with imprisonment for more than 7 years are triable by the Children’s Court. Other offences (punishable with imprisonment less than 7 years) are triable by Judicial Magistrate. Adoption Section 58 of the JJ Act prescribes the procedure for adoption of children by prospective adoptive parents. The procedure involves a seal of approval by the Civil Court, which passes the final adoption order. The Bill provides that instead of the court, the District Magistrate (including Additional District Magistrate) will issue such adoption orders, both for intra-country and inter-country adoptions. The Union Minister said, “It was observed that there is significant delay in finalisation of adoption cases in Courts. Besides, these adoption cases are non-adversarial in nature and to be dealt according to well laid out process. Hence, it is proposed to culminate the adoption process at the level of District Magistrate in the District.” Appeals Section 101(3)(b) of the JJ Act provides that there will be no appeal for any order made by a Child Welfare Committee finding that a person is not a child in need of care and protection. The Bill proposes to omit this provision. The Bill further proposes to insert sub-sections 6 and 7 under Section 101 of the Act. The proposed provisions provide that any person aggrieved by an adoption order passed by the District Magistrate may file an appeal before the Divisional Commissioner within a period of 30 days. Endeavour shall be made to dispose of such appeals within 4 weeks. Additional functions of the District Magistrate The Bill proposes to empower the District Magistrate including Additional District Magistrate to effectively coordinate and monitor the functions of various agencies responsible for implementation of provisions of the principal Act. They have been empowered to (i) supervise the District Child Protection Units and Special Juvenile Protection Units, and (ii) conduct a quarterly review of the functioning of the Child Welfare Committee, JJ Boards. Child Welfare Committees The Bill seeks to strengthen the Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) by incorporating provisions relating to educational qualifications for its members and stipulating eligibility conditions for selection of the Committee. Presently, Section 27 of the Act provides that States shall constitute one or more CWCs for each district for dealing with children in need of care and protection. Sub-section 4 thereof provides that the members of CWCs should be: (i) involved in health, education, or welfare of children for at least 7 years, or (ii) a practising professional with a degree in child psychology, psychiatry, law, or social work. The Bill proposes to insert sub-section (4A) under Section 27 to stipulate certain additional criteria for appointment of CWC members. It provides that no person shall be eligible for selection as a member of the CWC, if he: has any past record of violation of human rights or child rightshas been convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude, and such conviction has not been reversed or has not been granted full pardon in respect of such offencehas been removed or dismissed from service of the Government of India or State Government or an undertaking or corporation owned or controlled by the Government of India or State Governmenthas ever indulged in child abuse or employment of child labour or immoral act or any other violation of human rights or immoral actsis part of management of a child care institution in a District. Concerns over the Bill Cutting across party lines, the members of the House supported the Bill. A few issues that were raised during the discussion are listed below: The Bill puts entire onus of children’s welfare on District Magistrates, ignoring the fact that the DMs are over-burdened authorities, with the charge of entire district and other multifarious duties. Ministry should consider providing them with suitable assistance to ensure that this important issue does not get side-tracked in the rigmarole of their day to day work.Centralizing all powers with respect to children rehabilitation in one authority (DMs) may lead to delays, and may have wider repercussions on child welfare.The Grievance redressal powers under the Act have been taken away from the judiciary and have been given to the executive. It seeks to take away the role of judges who are specialized authorities in dealing with the nuances of law. This has serious implications on the doctrine of separation of powers. Click Here To Download Bill Read BillNext Storylast_img read more

May 26, 2021 0

OCAP benefits from United Way funding

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “The weatherization program assists with improvements to homes to make them more energy efficient and, therefore, reducing energy costs. This program is especially for the elderly and handicapped,” she said.OCAP also provides emergency assistance to unemployed and under-employed people in the way of food and shelter.“When funds are available, OCAP can make a one-time rent or mortgage payment to keep the clients from being evicted from their homes or a one-time utility payment during a time of crisis,” Hinton said.Head Start is perhaps OCAP’s poster child program. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Head Start is the OCAP program that most people know about,” Hinton said. “Head Start provides underprivileged and special needs children, ages three and four and pre-K in some areas, with nutrition, education and medical services.“Students are taught preschool subjects to prepare them for school and to fulfill their developmental potential.”The children are served two balanced meals a day and have access to a comprehensive health program.There are two Head Start centers in Pike County, in Troy and Brundidge, and they operate on the same calendars as the local school systems.OCAP also offers a Fatherhood Initiative Program that promotes healthy relationships between fathers and their children. The men are referred to the program through the court system and the Department of Human Resources.“We want the fathers to stay in the good graces of the courts,” Hinton said.“OCAP provides education that will empower men to be responsible fathers. We want to see the fathers back in the homes with their children.”Hinton said there are always emergency situations that arise after funded programs end and the United Way funds are there to assist in between programs.“Sometimes we need money to buy something a vital as a bus ticket back home for an abused mother and her children,” she said. “We never know what our emergency needs will be but we can count on the United Way being there for us.” “We have received funding from the United Way for about 10 year and it is greatly needed and greatly appreciated,” Hinton said. “It makes a difference in the lives of many.”Hinton said OCAP has a variety of programs to assist its clients with their needs.The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income clients with the cost of cooling their homes in summer and heating them in the winter. OCAP benefits from United Way funding By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 4:00 am Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Skip Print Article Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Secrets Revealed This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… You Might Like Trojan fans gather on The Square to watch game MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLTroy University scored an early field goal in Saturday’s game against the Wisconsin Badgers and got he Trojan… read more The Organized Community Action Program (OCAP) in Troy is one of 18 United Way Agencies that benefit the Pike County community.OCAP is a private, non-profit community based, community action agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for low income, disabled, elderly and unemployed people by assisting in providing for their basic needs when they have no available means for themselves.Cindy Hinton, OCAP services director, said knowing that OCAP will receive quarterly United Way funding assists in planning for the funding of OCAP programs and gives the OCAP budget a good boost.last_img read more

May 24, 2021 0

Confirmed Dates For 2021 Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping

first_img Email* More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. The World Equestrian Festival, The CHIO Aachen (RESCHEDULED)The CHIO Aachen 2021 has been rescheduled and will take place from Friday 10 until Sunday 19 September. For further information about the CHIO Aachen 2021, please visit here.Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’The dates for the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ 2021 remain unchanged and the show will take place from Wednesday 8 until Sunday 12 September. For further information about the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ 2021, please visit here.CHI Geneva The dates for CHI Geneva 2021 also remain unchanged and the show will take place from Thursday 9 until Sunday 12 December. For further information about CHI Geneva 2021, please visit here.The fourth event in the prestigious Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, the Dutch Masters, was scheduled to take place behind closed doors from March 12-14 in the Brabanthallen in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Due to an outbreak of the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), which originated in Valencia in February, the FEI decided to cancel all events until March 28th. Tags: CHIO Aachen, Spruce Meadows Masters, show jumping, Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, CHI Geneva, Dutch Masters, Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

May 4, 2021 0

U.S. Navy Holds Memorial Day

first_img View post tag: holds View post tag: americas May 27, 2014 Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens said: “We often hear the words, “Freedom is not free.” We preserve our freedoms by supporting and defending, and at times sacrificing our lives for the guarantee of rights, liberties, and pursuit of happiness to every citizen. There is absolutely no greater sacrifice than giving one’s life for their country.”The Memorial Day was held in order to remember the fallen heroes, the loved ones who served and to pay respects to many who have donned the uniform of a United States Sailor.MCPON added: “From supporting homeland defense and deployments downrange with ground forces to participation in disaster response and months underway on ships, your role in every diverse aspect of our Navy’s mission is critical.”[mappress]Press Release, May 27, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy Holds Memorial Day View post tag: day View post tag: Naval Over the weekend the U.S. Navy reflected on their history and core values by holding a Memorial Day.center_img Authorities U.S. Navy Holds Memorial Day View post tag: News by topic View post tag: U.S. Navy View post tag: Memorial Share this articlelast_img read more

May 4, 2021 0

Now is the time to look closely at mayoral candidates

first_imgDear Editor:With Election Day approaching, now is the time for Hoboken residents to begin taking a closer look at each of the candidates for Mayor. Our city is at a crossroads and it is every voter’s responsibility to check the facts and really look into the candidates who are asking for their vote.I’m running for Mayor with new ideas to solve our city’s problems like flooding, parking and infrastructure, as well as a vision for our future where we enact bold ideas and innovations. I’ve always been a political outsider and I’m running for the right reasons — I have no personal business interests in Hoboken and nothing to gain by running. The same cannot be said of my opponents.Councilman Ravi Bhalla is a partner at one of the most politically connected law firms in the state, with over $3.8 million in government contracts last year. Although he initially denied a conflict, he was forced to recuse himself from voting on the city’s water contract when it was revealed that Suez had paid his firm $130,000 in lobbying fees. He’s also been subject to two lawsuits for violating residents’ first amendment rights at city council meetings, one ongoing and one that the City settled at taxpayer expense.Freeholder Anthony Romano is running for two offices at the same time, both Mayor and Freeholder. He’s a career politician who lives in subsidized housing, occupying an apartment that could be used by a family who needs it, even though he collects two government pensions worth over $111,000 and has substantial real estate investments in Hoboken. Romano has been a Hudson County Freeholder for over nine years, and during that time Hoboken’s county tax burden has increased by 86 percent to over $70 million.As City Council President, Jennifer Giattino presided over city government during a time when we racked up an unreported, unbudgeted $8.3 million debt to our water provider. She also sponsored an ill-conceived flood ordinance which is now causing the destruction of historic brownstones, placing huge financial burdens on homeowners and displacing long-time residents from affordable garden level apartments. Now, she’s pointing fingers and asking for an explanation for something that happened on her watch.Although all of these candidates have positive attributes, none can make city government work better for residents, because they’ve all contributed to the problems we face every day. If they had the answers, we should have heard them over the span of Anthony Romano’s nine years as Freeholder and the combined five years when Ravi Bhalla and Jen Giattino led the city’s agenda as Council President.This is why I believe it’s so important for Hoboken to elect a Mayor with the new energy to solve problems, the new ideas to envision our future, and the private sector mindset to get projects done right, the first time. The results of this election will determine the direction our city takes in the next five, ten and fifteen years. Voters deserve to know the facts. Mike DeFuscoCouncilman, Candidate for Mayorlast_img read more

May 2, 2021 0

OCHS Kicks Off Virtual Graduation Plans

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEOcean City High School’s seniors picked up their caps and gowns, Class of 2020 lawn signs and senior T-shirts Monday at the high school, among other mementos, in anticipation of the virtual graduation next month.Monday was the official kickoff to the Class of 2020 celebrations.The coronavirus pandemic has created some unusual circumstances. Remote learning and traditional ways to celebrate a milestone such as a graduation have been replaced – at least for now – with selfies donning the graduation attire to add to a forum where the community, fellow students and teachers may view them.“It was heartwarming to see the seniors today and be able to have our staff, the fire department and police department working together to celebrate our seniors,” said Superintendent of the Ocean City School District Dr. Kathleen Taylor. She added, “We are so happy to have been able to finally kick off their graduation season with the Pomp and Circumstance they surely deserve. I would like to thank all of the students for adhering and cooperating to the safety guidelines given, and all served as models for adhering to the social distancing and mask wearing.”The senior T-shirts were provided by the Ocean City Teachers Association and the Class of 2020 lawn signs were supplied by the Ocean City Education Foundation. Students happily wore their T-shirts and displayed their new lawn signs announcing their accomplishment.Students, families and faculty are finding ways to work through this unprecedented time with a strong school spirit and bonds developed over the course of four high school years, students said.Brynn Bowman, 18, of Ocean City, with her Class of 2020 law sign, also sports her new Raiders T-shirt. (Photo courtesy Brynn Bowman)Brynn Bowman, 18, of Ocean City, picked up her cap and gown and senior T-shirt first thing Monday.“It was kind of sad to go back for one last time in the school. I walked right through the front doors for the first time in a while,” she noted. “I will support what they want to do for us because they are trying their hardest to make our year happier.”Schools were closed amid the outbreak officially on March 17 and the students have been taught remotely since.“The teachers made it happy in a sense,” Bowman said. “We got to see our favorite teachers again. Seeing Principal (Matt) Jamison again also made my day.”Bowman, a star tennis player at OCHS, will be attending Stockton University in the fall and study early childhood education to become a teacher. She will also play tennis for the college.She said something particularly uplifting for her, as she picked up her packet, was receiving a time capsule she made at the Ocean City Intermediate School back in eighth grade.“That was awesome. I didn’t know we were getting them,” she said. “I had notes in there from friends and family pictures. I hope the eighth graders get to make them, too. My cousin is in eighth grade.”For more information visit the Ocean City School District website at: www.oceancityschools.orgA congratulatory banner greets seniors at the high school Monday. Seniors retrieve items for their graduation, including time capsules they made in eighth grade.last_img read more

May 2, 2021 0