The IAG share price has crashed 7% today! Here’s why

first_img Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Cliff D’Arcy | Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 | More on: IAG The IAG share price has crashed 7% today! Here’s why Today has not been a good day for UK shareholders. As I write, the blue-chip FTSE 100 index stands at 6,956.94 points, down 166.74 points (2.3%) on Monday’s close. At its low today, the Footsie had slumped to 6,912.36. Obviously, some shares have done much worse than others in today’s stock sell-off. For example, the International Consolidated Airlines Group (LSE: IAG) share price is among the index’s worst performers.The IAG share price slides 7%As I write, the IAG share price stands at 195.42p, down 14.43p (6.9%) on Monday’s close. At this time, every FTSE 100 stock is down, but IAG is among the top fallers. It stands at #2 in this losers’ list, with only engineering firm Renishaw (-7.1%) falling harder.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…What on earth has happened to make markets take fright and write down the IAG share price by nearly 7%? Like so many market scares in London, this one first took hold on the other side of the Atlantic. Yesterday, highly valued US tech stocks had a bad day, with the Nasdaq Composite index sliding 2.6%, one of its worst days since March. The US index is also having another down day, having dropped a further 1.5% as I write. Furthermore, it’s down 6% so far this month. But what’s this got to do with the IAG share price?Markets are worried about inflationThe main reason for today’s price falls is the same as always: persistent selling pressure sent stocks southwards. And the shares that have flown highest in 2020/21 have tended to be those that fall hardest when investor optimism wanes. These include frothy US tech stocks, as well as the funds that invest in these firms. Some highly rated US stocks have fallen by 10% or more since last Friday. And given that the IAG share price reflects a market-sensitive and cyclical airlines business, it took a harder dive than most.That said, it’s clear that shareholders in both London and New York are starting to worry about the threat of higher inflation (rising consumer prices). If inflation remains elevated for an extended period, then this might force central banks to tighten monetary policy. For example, the US Federal Reserve might lower its monthly bond purchases from below their current $120bn level. Or central banks might raise interest rates, triggering higher bond yields and lower bond prices. This would make shares in go-go growth companies look relatively less attractive, hence impacting their share prices. And it’s these worries — higher inflation leading to higher interest rates — that have hit the IAG share price today.Would I buy IAG today?Almost a week ago (on 5 May), I said that I saw room for the IAG share price to go higher on good news. Back then, the shares were trading at 202p. Right now, they are 3.3% cheaper, making them slightly lower-priced. However, as a veteran value investor, I am wary of highly rated growth and recovery stocks. With IAG having a horror show of a 2020, this richly valued share could be vulnerable in future market corrections. Although IAG might be a great proxy share for a post-pandemic boom, I’m going to pass on it for now. I’d need to see hard evidence of a turnaround in the skies before I’d back this FTSE 100 firm today! 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Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more

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Washington: What we saw in Charlottesville

first_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Aug 14, 2017 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Racial Justice & Reconciliation [Episcopal Diocese of Washington] Hatred cannot drive out hatred. Only love can do that.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Once again our nation’s demon of racism has reared its head, spewing hatred and inciting violence. What we saw in Charlottesville was unmasked and ugly, culminating in a deadly act of domestic terrorism.But something else was also present in Charlottesville: the power of collective resolve and mobilized love.Among the hundreds of people who took to the streets, stood firm in the face of evil, and did not respond in kind were members of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective (CCC). Established after the racially motivated murders in Charleston, the CCC’s mission is “to establish, develop, and promote racial unity within the faith leadership of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Region.”For more than two years, CCC clergy and lay leaders have met monthly to strengthen friendships across racial lines; to highlight issues of race and social justice in their community; to promote strong relationships of accountability with law enforcement and community government; and to prepare themselves for the times when their united witness is needed.Their witness was needed on Saturday, and they were ready. As white supremacists shouted words of hatred and violence, people of faith stood resolute in prayer and song. And the Episcopal Church was strong among their number: “Our purpose,” wrote the Virginia Episcopal bishops, “is to bear visible witness to the entirety of the beloved community in which people of all races are equal.”I also give thanks for all in the Diocese of Washington and the communities we serve who are already working to meet this grotesque display of hatred with organized love. I’m proud to stand among you as we strengthen our resolve to work proactively for racial justice and prepare ourselves to stand firm in love wherever hatred rears its head. We, too, need to be ready for times such as this.The Spirit of God is at work in our world and will prevail. The evil of racism is real, but it is not stronger than God’s love embodied in the lives of those committed to justice.There is another important lesson here: there can remain no doubt that symbols carry tremendous power. It was chilling on Saturday to hear white supremacists chant the Nazi slogan, “Blood and Soil,” and to see them carry swastikas.Likewise, the symbols and monuments of the Confederacy serve as touchstones and rallying sites for  racial hatred.  We must treat them accordingly. There are, in my mind, only two morally defensible options: either remove Confederate symbols and monuments or contextualize them with the truth of their origins and a broader narrative of our past to include the voices we’ve silenced and the stories we’ve never heard.We cannot expunge the sin of racism from our past and present, but we can redeem it. And we must.The Rt. Rev. 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Interpersonal Relationships: Why they are worth more than you think

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSCreation HealthFlorida Hospital – ApopkaInterpersonal relationships Previous articleReverends, priests and pastors show support for juvenile civil citation reformNext articleMake Valentine’s Day special with a wedding at the Clerk’s office Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here What is an interpersonal relationship? It’s a big word for something simple: any connection or interaction between two people. Boss. Co-worker. Friend. Sister. Mentor. Teacher. Doctor. If you think about the people with which you interact on a daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly basis, this list would become invaluable. Why? It includes the people that help fulfill your life in the most meaningful ways.“Interpersonal relationships are the foundation for everything in terms of the CREATION Health model,” says Alexander Chriest, Education Manager for CREATION Health Employees. “It is in our DNA to feel connected,” continues Chriest.Alexander ChriestEducation Manager, CREATION Health Relationships of various kinds help us navigate our world, overcome obstacles, relieve stress, celebrate victories and enjoy moments that make life amazing. And because they are worth so much, Chriest has some tips on how to improve them.CommunicateWe talk all day long, but what are we communicating? With so many channels, it is difficult to always send and interpret messages correctly. For example, text messages lack nonverbal cues and tone of voice and can be easily misinterpreted by the receiver. A social media post that is meant to be sarcastic could be offensive to someone. Face-to-face communication truly plays a big role in fostering your relationships because you can pick up a communicator’s message more accurately with more cues.“Communication can always improve,” explains Chriest. “Think of relationships as living, growing things that you have to nurture,” he continues. Chriest also recommends picking up the phone to call instead of texting or emailing so you can hear a voice in the present moment. Connecting in the moment, not distracted by other things, allows us to be empathetic, which means that we have more to give to and receive from our relationships.Be OpenWhen we suspend judgement, we open our relationships. Judgement creates barriers, many of which are inaccurate. If someone is short with you, you may interpret that as something that you did wrong and take it personally, when maybe they just received some bad news or are going through a tough time.When we approach people openly, we tend to be less frustrated and have less conflict in relationships. One way to handle that situation above could be to say, “It looks like you are upset; do you want to talk about anything?” By doing this you are not jumping to judgement and you are not bringing yourself into the situation; you are addressing your feeling and showing empathy.Being open also involves being honest about the different relationships in your life, and knowing their individual roles and what is appropriate. You may not share the same information with your boss as you would your mother; however, both play equally supportive roles in your life, just in different ways. Chreist says, “We all have people to turn to at different times of our life.”GrowTrust. Empathy. Understanding. Support. These are all things that relationships offer in different ways and at different times. Our relationships grow and change. Sometimes, someone is closer in your life at one time and then moves on. That is OK.Chriest says, “We are the cultivation of everyone in our lives.” “We are helping each other grow, and at times, saying goodbye to an unhealthy relationship is a way to grow,” he adds.Being honest about your relationships is important. Evaluate them and recognize when a relationship is helping you grow or holding you back. If it’s the later, maybe it’s time to reevaluate that person’s role in your life. Chriest concludes, “If people aren’t growing with you they might not be helping you.”DisagreeYes, you read that right. The most successful relationships of any kind are those that can disagree and resolve their conflicts. “Most people cringe when they hear the word “conflict,” says Chriest. “Conflict is actually good, and the best relationships are those that have a disagreement – maybe not even agree in the end – and can respect each other and move on,” he continues.Chriest suggests hitting conflict head on and making it constructive and productive. What can you learn from this conflict? Can you understand the other person’s perspective? Can you reach a common ground? Chriest further notes, “Take emotion out it.” “If you approach resolving conflict like a discussion and not an argument, you can talk with a more open mind and level head.”Friends, family, husbands and wives- they all have conflicts. Once you accept this and stop cringing at it you can approach it in a more positive and constructive way.This may all sound like a lot of “work” but it’s mostly a shift in thinking. When you truly look at your relationships and see their places in your life, their worth becomes invaluable. As you nurture and grow them, the work that you put in comes back tenfold. Creation Health thinks they are the foundation of everythingFrom Florida Hospital – Apopkacenter_img Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Faith-based community groups ask for fair treatment

first_imgFaith-based community groups ask for fair treatment AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The General Director of the Evangelical Alliance UK, the Rev Joel Edwards, has asked national and local government not to discriminate against faith-based community and voluntary groups “in the name of political correctness.”Speaking in Brixton this week, Rev Edwards said that Christian and faith-based community action projects were an integral part of the voluntary sector, yet they often “have difficulty obtaining finances through grants.”He appealed to statutory funders “don’t refuse our applications just because you don’t like what we believe. Judge us by what we do!” Advertisement Howard Lake | 27 June 2004 | Newscenter_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Phil Spencer promotes Woolly Hat Day 2016 for homeless people

first_imgPhil Spencer promotes Woolly Hat Day 2016 for homeless people Tagged with: Events About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. TV presenter and property expert Phil Spencer is supporting St Mungo’s Broadway by promoting the homeless people’s charity’s Woolly Hat Day 2016. The event, now in its sixth year, involves thousands of people wearing beanies, baseball caps, berets and many other forms of headgear to help St Mungo’s Broadway raise money for its work supporting homeless men and women.Spencer is a patron of the charity. He said:“I’ll be joining a big group of generous celebrities on Woolly Hat Day and taking my hat off to help homeless people get ahead. We are hoping to raise £60,000 this year, so I’m urging everyone to head to woollyhatday.org to take part. “The cold winter weather really brings into focus the importance of helping people without a roof over their head at night. I’m supporting St Mungo’s Broadway because I believe that homeless people should have a place to call home and be able to fulfil their hopes and ambitions.”Fundraising activitiesTaking the plunge for Woolly Hat DayFundraising activities and ideas for Woolly Hat Day 2016 include:• Online celebrity hat auction for a famous piece of headgear, from 23 Jan-31 Jan 2016• Wearing hats for the day at school, college or university.• Eating your hats: the charity is encouraging people to get baking with its Woolly Hat Day cupcake recipe• Holding a hat party at work or home• Making a text donation by texting WOOL06 £3 to 70070.The celebrity hat auction has raised over £41,000 since it was launched in 2011 and has included donations from celebrities including Joanna Lumley, Sir Elton John and Benedict Cumberbatch.Howard Sinclair, St Mungo’s Broadway Chief Executive, said of Woolly Hat Day: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7center_img Howard Lake | 21 November 2015 | News “It is a fun and friendly way to support our charity – there’s no running, hiking, swimming, trekking or jumping out of aircraft involved – we simply invite you to wear a hat to help us raise awareness or make a donation.”  55 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more

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Shortlist announced for 2018 Emcees Arts & Culture Awards for Excellence in Fundraising

first_imgNational Arts Fundraising School Best Alumni FundraiserDom Jinks & Joe Meldrum, Plymouth CultureJess Boyes, Mind the GapKatie Milton, Ovalhouse Howard Lake | 17 April 2018 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The winners will be decided by a panel of judges, including:Francis Runacres, Executive Director Enterprise & Innovation (Arts Council England)Marina Jones, Head of Trusts & Foundations (Royal Opera House)Rachel Cockett, Director of Development (Birmingham Museums Trust)Michelle Wright, CEO (Cause4)Bernard Ross, =mc and National Arts Fundraising School Founder-DirectorDana Segal, Partner Consultant (=mc) & National Arts Fundraising School tutor.Submissions were based on three key factors. =mc Director, Bernard Ross explains, saying: “in assessing the nominations we were looking for evidence that the campaign was based on a strong underlying strategy.“We also wanted to see that the organisation/person had taken a donor-centred approach – that they understood the supporter’s motivations and put them at the heart of the campaign.“Finally, we wanted to celebrate the innovation and creativity within the sector and share it with the rest of the arts community.“The shortlisted organisations and fundraisers have been chosen because we believe them to represent excellence in art fundraising”.WinnersThe winners will be announced on Tuesday 1st May at an event held at Ovalhouse theatre in London. Tickets are available for the evening which will feature networking with arts fundraising professionals, champagne, canapés and live music.Inaugural arts and culture fundraising awards seek nominations (19 February 2016)Winners of inaugural Emcess awards announced (2 June 2016)The Emcees recognise successful arts and culture fundraisers (9 May 2017)  252 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Best Fundraising Campaign under £100,000 (sponsored by Brown Creative)Echo Echo Dance Company – Echo Echo Festival of Dance & MusicNational Youth Choirs of Great Britain – Alumni Champions FundThe Fan Museum – Art Happens: Street Fans CampaignWilliamson and Priory Friends – Green Gallery Campaign Best Volunteer Fundraiser14-18 NOW – David Isaac CBE & MT Rainey OBECardboard Citizens – Sophie DexterPetersfield Museum – Jeremy Mitchell Best Corporate Partnership (sponsored by TicketSource)HOME – Official Sustainability Partnership (with Transport for Greater Manchester)Northern Ballet – first direct bank: Keeping Northern Ballet MovingRoyal Welsh College of Music & Drama – partnership with UBS Wealth ManagementSoft Touch Arts – Pulled Both Ways (with Glynis Wright & Co. Family Solicitors) Tagged with: Awards culture Management Centre National Arts Fundraising Schoolcenter_img Advertisement Best Supporter/Membership SchemeBirmingham Hippodrome – Patrons SchemeCoventry City of Culture – UK City of Culture BidSaffron Hall Trust – Membership Scheme Best ‘Donor Love’ exampleRoyal Shakespeare Company – Stitch in Time CampaignShakespeare Schools Foundation – Christmas Card CampaignThe National Trust – White Cliffs of Dover Appeal Twenty four organisations and eight individuals from across the UK have now been shortlisted for the third annual Emcees Awards.Over 100 nominations were made for this year’s awards, established by The Management Centre (=mc) and the National Arts Fundraising School to recognise excellence in arts and culture fundraising.The 2018 Emcees Awards shortlisted nominees are:Best Fundraising Campaign over £100,000 (sponsored by Execucare)Bristol Music Trust – Transform the HallEnglish National Opera – ENO Harewood Artists: 2017 Match CampaignNational Museums Scotland – Save the Galloway HoardRoyal Museums Greenwich – The Altazimuth Pavilion Project  251 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Shortlist announced for 2018 Emcees Arts & Culture Awards for Excellence in Fundraisinglast_img read more

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Expo on marijuana and the budding industry coming to Fort Worth

first_imgSierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Twitter Facebook Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Sierra Tuthill is a junior journalism major and film, television & digital media minor. She is the staff writer for the109.org. Sierra is the co-captain of the TCU Showgirls and loves country music, diet coke and the TCU Horned Frogs! Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Who’s your (Frog) Daddy? TAGS420Blaze ItWeed Fort Worth moms host The Best Friend Bazaar Facebook Previous articleHonors College asks for student input on potential faculty membersNext articleBrothers join forces for the Frogs Sierra Tuthill RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Child abuse prevention month aims to raise awareness and create change printA marijuana convention is coming to Fort Worth, but don’t expect any free samples.The Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo is a two-day event on Feb. 27 and 28 with the purpose of educating Texans on the growing billion-dollar industry.The event will showcase the industry’s most innovative products and provide seminars and presentations by industry business leaders and experts, according to the website.The event will also include an in-depth look at cannabis from professional athletes. Ex-NFL All-Stars Ricky Williams, Kyle Turley and Jim McMahon will be giving special presentations.Shaun McAlister, Executive Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), said he thinks most Texans support ending cannabis prohibition, but are afraid of the word “legalization” because it can mean different things to different people.“Most people instantly start hearing Bob Marley when the word comes up,” McAlister said.McAlister said he wants people to become more educated about cannabis at the convention. He explained he believes that marijuana is illegal not because it is a drug, but because of what a marketable product it could be, especially as an oil.“These oils can do some miraculous stuff, such as fighting cancer and reducing seizures in epilepsy patients, to powering vehicles and reducing our reliance on natural gas and lumber,” McAlister said. “This is a major threat to major industries.”Marijuana reform has passed in states such as Colorado and Washington where weed is legal. However, changes in Texas law must be pushed through Texas legislature, McAlister said.“Texas legislature is notoriously impotent when it comes to reforming marijuana laws effectively or efficiently,” McAlister said. “The truth is, it’s our elected representatives that are holding up our progress. They are afraid to be courageous on this topic, because they still think that citizens believe marijuana is bad, or at least still taboo.”The website states there will be no cannabis on site or used at the expo because it is illegal to possess any amount of marijuana in the state of Texas.Danielle Paine, the national sales manager for the Fort Worth Convention Center, said the convention center is a public facility so they can’t decide what to book and what not to book.“Before we booked the expo we called the previous event, which took place in Phoenix, to see if there were any issues,” Paine said. “They followed the rules, there was no cannabis on site, and they paid the fees and signed the waivers.”The event will feature lectures covering “Growing Hemp/Cannabis in Texas,” “The Future of Cannabis in Texas” and “Veterans PTSD Research Presented by Grow for Vets.”Tickets are on sale and can be purchased on their website.Members of the Fort Worth City Council and Fort Worth Police Department did not return requests for comment. ReddIt Linkedin Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Linkedin + posts Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ ReddIt Sierra Tuthill Twitter Creepy clown sighting reported to Fort Worth police, no clowns found Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature last_img read more

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Autopsy suggests British cameraman was shot by Israeli army

first_img May 16, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more News May 8, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Autopsy suggests British cameraman was shot by Israeli army News Reporters Without Borders called today for the punishment of those responsible for the death of British freelance cameraman James Miller on 2 May after an autopsy revealed he had been shot from the front as he was filming troops in the Gaza Strip .The finding, by Israel’s national forensic institute, tended to confirm the account of witnesses at the scene who said troops opened fire on him and other journalists wearing jackets marked “press” and waving a white flag as they approached the troops. Earlier, the deputy Israeli military commander in Gaza, Col. Avi Levy, said his men had begun shooting after anti-tank weapons were fired at them and that Miller may have been killed by Palestinian gunfire.”We are glad the autopsy was done,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “The investigation must now work to establish who was responsible for the shooting. Those who were must be publicly punished and the impunity enjoyed by Israeli soldiers must end.”Miller had been filming Israeli troops destroying a house in Rafah. The troops said they later found him lying on the ground with a neck wound and that he died while waiting for an army helicopter to take him to an Israeli hospital. The army expressed its regret but said he had taken a serious risk being in a war zone.He is the second journalist killed in Israel this year, apparently by army gunfire, and the fifth since the second Intifada began in September 2000. Organisation to go further Follow the news on Israel Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Help by sharing this information center_img News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts June 3, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimeslast_img read more

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Top woman aviator to take off at Foynes air show

first_imgNewsTop woman aviator to take off at Foynes air showBy Alan Jacques – July 3, 2016 831 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous article‘Choose Arts’ is the message from Trainspotter TomNext articleOpinion – Examples Everywhere for England Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Print Linkedin Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Advertisement TAGSFoynes Air Showlimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook ONE of the UK’s top female aerobatic display pilots makes her Irish debut at the Foynes Air Show on Sunday, July 17.Lauren Richardson will be among 17 spectacular acts taking part in the County Limerick event, which is one of only two air shows being held in Ireland this year.More than 15,000 people are expected to attend the free show, hosted by the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum, located 23kms from Limerick City.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Director of the museum, Margaret O’Shaughnessy, said: “We are delighted to host the Foynes Air Show for the third time and continue building on our success. We are the only air show on the Wild Atlantic Way and this has increased the numbers of tourists, not only attending the show but coming to the museum as well.”“Foynes aviation history makes it the ideal location for this air show and of course we could not do it without the huge financial support from many particularly the main sponsors, Limerick City and County Council and the Irish Aviation Authority,” she added.Spectators will have a chance to see rare and vintage aircraft, as well as unique and hand built planes. This year’s highlights include four Pitts’ specials, a Russian Sukhoi 26, a WW1 replica fighter plane, the SE5a, a rare Malcolm Ducker prototype aerobatic aircraft and a German high performance monoplane, the SBach 342.There will be four formation flying teams thrilling audiences in the skies over West Limerick this year, including the world class aerobatic display team ‘The Wildcats’ from Norfolk, who will make their first appearance at Foynes, in a pair of Pitts Special Bi Planes.For more information go to www.foynesairshow.com.by Alan [email protected] WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

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Annual dance workshop

first_img Midland-Odessa Dance Club Midland-Odessa Dance Club has scheduled its annual dance workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 4601 Neely Ave., Midland. Love to Dance Studio will present Country Two Step and Waltz lessons. Cost is $20. Lunch and door prizes are included. The evening dance will feature Lonesome Road from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Ballroom. Admission is $10 per person. Bring snacks for your table. Alcohol and smoking are not allowed. For more information, call Max King at 631-6125. Annual dance workshop By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local News Pinterest Twitter Previous articleWest Texas educator set for Harvard programNext articleoat051519 Antonio Branco.jpg Digital AIM Web Support Facebookcenter_img Pinterest TAGS  Facebook WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

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