Qinetiq secures early refinancing to aid growth during defence spending cuts

first_img More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Share Monday 7 February 2011 7:53 pmcenter_img Qinetiq secures early refinancing to aid growth during defence spending cuts Show Comments ▼ DEFENCE technology group QinetiQ said yesterday it has completed the early refinancing of its £275m credit facility to help the firm advance amid looming cuts to government defence budgets and an ongoing restructuring. FTSE 250-listed QinetiQ has renewed the revolving facility, which was due to mature in August 2012, with a syndicate of banks made up of Barclays, HSBC, RBS, Bank of America, JP Morgan Cazenove and UBS. QinetiQ chief executive Leo Quin said in a statement: “The early re-financing of QinetiQ’s credit facility demonstrates the improved strength of the Group’s balance sheet and marks another important milestone in our self-help programme.”QinetiQ said in its interim management statement last week that its principal markets on both sides of the Atlantic have remained under pressure thanks to government efforts to reduce deficits. The firm is also mid-way through a two-year “self-help” programme designed to streamline the business following an annual loss in 2009 / 10. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe Tags: NULLlast_img read more

FTSE 100 investing: 3 things I’d do before buying shares in the market crash!

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Investing in FTSE 100 shares is usually daunting. You’ll be parting with hard-earned money for something that may eventually go down in value. This is especially true at the moment, as the market still reels from the effects of coronavirus.It’s a dangerous time to be an investor. But if the hard work is undertaken, this could be the buying opportunity of a lifetime.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’d do the following three things before purchasing shares.Eliminate debt before investing in the FTSE 100If you have a large amount of debt, it might be wise to pay this off before buying shares. The interest rates for credit cards or car loans can often be higher than realistic investing returns from the FTSE 100.As Albert Einstein allegedly said: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it.”Ultimately, you want your money to be working for you. Although it will be tough to see this FTSE 100 buying opportunity pass, priorities need to be set. I’d clear high-interest debt first, then use any spare cash to invest in quality FTSE 100 shares.Due diligence When I’m looking at prospective FTSE 100 companies I want to buy shares in, I spend time reading as much about the organisation as I can. I want to know about its various revenue streams, the locations it operates in, debt levels, profitability, growth prospects and the people behind the business.Sometimes it helps to imagine you are buying the whole company. You probably wouldn’t buy a corporation on the suggestion of someone from the pub. Instead, you’d want to gain an understanding of the long-term viability of the organisation.I also like checking out the competition, to see which company has the edge. This could take any form, from better products to more effective management. I want to be certain my money is backing the right company.Read, read, readApparently, Warren Buffett spends about six hours a day reading. Like a sponge, he soaks up the information he reads in newspapers and company reports.Of course, most of us don’t have that amount of time available to read. Although it’s important to keep on top of business news and balance sheets before investing in FTSE 100 shares, there are other ways to gain this knowledge.As well as reading business news, it’s also worth listening and paying attention to what people are doing. Being engaged with the investing part of your brain can pay off. For example, if your partner mentions a particular new product, it could be worth looking at who manufacturers it and digging a bit deeper.Peter Lynch mentions similar conversations he had with his wife in his book, One Up on Wall Street. This consumer insight helped him discover stocks that investors on Wall Street were overlooking.There’s no shortcut to successful investing. But with a few simple steps, I think some of the current risks can be mitigated and market conditions can be taken advantage of. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by T Sligo FTSE 100 investing: 3 things I’d do before buying shares in the market crash! Image source: Getty Images 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. 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Vicky Macqueen: my brush with death inspired me to found didi rugby

first_imgFormer England player Vicky Macqueen reveals the harrowing inspiration behind didi rugby, the fun exercise programme for kids that’s taking off in the UK Vicky Macqueen: my brush with death inspired me to found didi rugbyVicky Macqueen was a full-back for the Red Roses from 2004-09. Three years ago, as a mum of two and a qualified Level Three coach, she launched didi rugby to “spread the gospel of health and fitness to little ones all around the world”.The exercise programme has gathered pace. This month alone has seen the launch of didi rugby South Warwickshire, with the help of England players Amy Cokayne and Charlotte Pearce, while Craig Hunter has turned didi rugby Reading into a full-time franchise.On Saturday 19 May, England Women’s World Cup-winning coach Gary Street will head up the latest didi rugby franchise launch, with the first sessions commencing at 9am at the Twickenham Stoop, the home of Harlequins.“I’m really proud to be involved with didi Rugby and to bring the values of the business to the Twickenham and Richmond area,” said Street, who will have support at the launch from England great Maggie Alphonsi.Rugby World interviewed Macqueen last year and discovered that but for her exceptional fitness levels, stemming from her rugby and PE teaching background, she might not have been around today. This article appeared in our September 2017 edition…WE ALL HAVE our Sliding Doors moments, when a 50:50 decision takes our life down a totally different path, but few are as seismic as the day in 2013 that Vicky Macqueen decided to go to A&E because a scratch on her shin had become infected.“I’d been to the local walk-in clinic where they gave me antibiotics, but I’d been sick so they’d suggested I go to hospital and have them intravenously,” says Macqueen, who as Vicky Massarella won 23 England caps at full-back from 2004-09.England duty: Macqueen runs at the Italy defence during the 2009 Six Nations (rugbymatters.net)“I went home and it was touch and go whether I bothered going; I had a four-month-old and 18-month-old and it wasn’t convenient. But later in the day I went to the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton. My blood pressure was a bit low but I didn’t have any real symptoms to be concerned about. Then a specialist came in who wasn’t happy at all. ‘Something’s not right,’ she said. So they sent me for extra blood tests.”Two hours after entering A&E, Macqueen’s blood pressure had plummeted and she was fighting for her life in intensive care.“I almost went into cardiac arrest. Lots of consultants saw me and I was really scared. My leg was really bad and this doctor was telling me, ‘You are really ill’. I had a morphine button for the pain but I refused to be sedated because I wanted to just focus on being okay and surviving, with my two little ones at home.”Inspiring: fun with didi Rugby, the family and England boss Eddie JonesThat was a Saturday night and by the Monday, with her lungs failing, they were still pumping stuff into her heart. The infection was up to her quad, red and swollen, and they decided to amputate her right leg above the knee.“I signed the forms, I was just thinking, ‘Do whatever you need to do’. The doctors were very honest with me, I was quite shocked by that. I must have asked this poor nurse 100 times, “Am I going to be okay?” and she’d say, ‘You’re still in a critical condition, we can’t rule out that you might die’. They didn’t know what the problem was and didn’t know if the infection would spread to my heart and lungs.”They had sent a sample off to Birmingham for analysis and the result came back – it was necrotising fasciitis (NF), commonly known as flesh-eating disease and often fatal. Proud mum: Vicky Macqueen last year with sons Max, five, and three-year-old Harry LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Wednesday afternoon they were able to start using the right antibiotics and they postponed the amputation for 12 hours to see if the drugs took rapid effect.Fortunately they did. After nine days in intensive care and 11 more in the ward, Macqueen left hospital with her limbs intact and a brand-new outlook.“It was a freak thing but it had a big impact on me. It made me feel I must live each day as if it’s your last, enjoy life and don’t worry about crazy little things.“They told me that my fitness saved my life, having a strong heart stopped me having a heart attack. I think the disease has only a 30% survival rate. My passion for exercise and keeping active made me think everyone should be healthy and fit and able to fight off diseases, and that became my mission.”Values for life: Vicky takes a session of didi Rugby, which caters for kids aged 18 months to sixShe was already preaching the message, as Head of PE at Redwood Academy in Hinckley, but in May 2015 she launched didi rugby, a fun exercise programme designed to create active, confident and skilful children.The programme caters for youngsters aged 18 months to six years old, and from the initial class of eight there are now more than 1,000 kids participating across the Midlands, Herts and Norfolk, with Macqueen coaching others to run the weekly sessions. There’s a pilot programme running in Melbourne, Australia and another starting in Christchurch, New Zealand.“Most children start at 18 months to two and stay until six. You feed into the next age group when you’re ready. After six they can go to play tag rugby or any other sport – last year we fed our first ‘twinkle toes’ into the under-7s at Hinckley.”Would didi rugby have happened without her contracting NF? “I’d like to say I’d have had the drive to do it but I’m not sure. I think I was a positive person anyway but maybe that was what I needed to prompt a shift in my life. It was meant to be.”England scorer: Macqueen is now helping others to enjoy sport and exercise (rugbymatters.net)Macqueen’s devotion to promoting grass-roots rugby saw her rewarded with a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list. And she remains a committed recreational runner, despite the origin of her near-tragic scratch.“I did the Wolf Run at Lutterworth,” she says. “At the end I was laughing with my mate because he had scratches all over his body and I had just a tiny cut on my shin, which happened when I was trying to jump across some hay bales and hit one. Little did I know…”Next year she will make her London Marathon debut*, her third at that distance, and it’s a certainty that there will be tears in her eyes when she crosses the finish.* Macqueen completed this year’s London Marathon – the hottest on record – in 3hr 56min. She says: “It was an amazing and emotional experience. I saw my children at 22 miles, I heard my mum shrieking! And after I got through the finish, I had my little tears moment.”last_img read more

Elemental House / Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design

first_img Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945397/elemental-house-elizabeth-herrmann-architecture-plus-design Clipboard Photographs “COPY” 2019 Area:  5000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Elemental House / Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design Save this picture!© Lindsay Selin Photography+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects Photographs:  Lindsay Selin Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945397/elemental-house-elizabeth-herrmann-architecture-plus-design Clipboard Elemental House / Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + DesignSave this projectSaveElemental House / Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design CopyAbout this officeElizabeth Herrmann Architecture + DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookFaystonUnited StatesPublished on August 11, 2020Cite: “Elemental House / Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design” 11 Aug 2020. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily CopyHouses•Fayston, United States Manufacturers: Nakamoto Forestry North AmericaDesign Team:Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + DesignExterior:Nakamoto ForestryEngineering:Artisan Engineering Structural EngineersCollaborators:Red House BuildingCity:FaystonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lindsay Selin PhotographyRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. On a rural hillside property encircled by fern-carpeted woods with breathtaking Green Mountain views, owners of the Elemental House envisioned a home enveloped by nature where they could relax with family and friends– a place uncomplicated, elegant, and beautiful, but rugged enough to withstand kids’ play and exploration.Save this picture!© Lindsay Selin PhotographySave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Lindsay Selin PhotographyThe house design and landscaping would be low-maintenance and unfussy.  Our approach was to employ elemental architectural forms amid a lightly edited landscape.  Two gabled volumes clad in charred and stained, almost-black siding from Nakamoto Forestry, wedge into the slope while a third volume nestles uphill to form an L-shaped plan linked by a glassy entry node.  We located the house at woods’ edge where the varied terrain, long views and dense woods could all be appreciated, and fully integrated into the design.Save this picture!© Lindsay Selin PhotographySave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Lindsay Selin PhotographyThe house is both introverted and extraverted.  It blends with the landscape to create a subdued, low-profiled entry and bedroom suite near the woods, but then boldly opens up on the downhill side to let in views and light at three levels.Save this picture!© Lindsay Selin PhotographyInspired by the variability of the land and forest, we used shifting geometry to give the house a dynamic, natural feel. There is also a bit of mystery: by composing spaces with offset geometries to give hints of what’s beyond, the house doesn’t present itself all at once but is discovered through a series of vignettes and glimpses which open up to framed views.  Spaces are practical and functional while also composed to create rich visual interest and unique, dramatic perspectives from each room.Save this picture!© Lindsay Selin PhotographyTaking cues from “random patterns” and movement in the landscape, the palette throughout is textural and tonal highlighting the natural beauty and irregular imperfections of wood, handmade tile, blackened steel, concrete, and stone.  Offset steel stairs connecting three levels are the interior centerpiece whose rod balusters similarly play on the beauty of imperfection—the irregular rail spacing evokes serene, gentle movement.Save this picture!© Lindsay Selin PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Book Room / Studio InfinitySelected ProjectsCowork Wayco Ruzafa Extension / José CostaSelected Projects Share United States Year:  “COPY”last_img read more

African-American suffrage: Voting rights and suppression

first_imgAt the end of the U.S. Civil War, the 13th, 14th and 15th Reconstruction Amend­ments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified.In 1865, the 13th Amendment abolished “slavery and involuntary servitude” — except for people convicted of a crime. In 1868, the 14th Amendment granted citizenship to African Americans, albeit second-class citizenship. The 15th Amendment, passed in February 1870, prohibited the denial of the right to vote based on a citizen’s race, color or previous condition. This included Black men, but not women.On March 31, 1870, in Perth Amboy, N.J., Thomas Mundy Peterson became the first African American to vote, one month after the passage of the 15th Amendment. Some whites were appalled at a Black man voting. In the 1700s, Perth Amboy had served as a slave port.Peterson’s father was enslaved by the Mundy family. His mother was enslaved by Hugh Newell in the Freehold Township of New Jersey. She was freed in Newell’s will in 1822, two years before Peterson was born. Peterson died Feb. 4, 1904, in Metuchen, N.J.While working in a horse stable, Peter­son had been approached and encouraged to exercise his voting right by attorneys who had worked hard but unsuccessfully to acquit abolitionist John Brown, leader of the 1859 anti-slavery Harper’s Ferry raid.Peterson, who cast his vote in a campaign to revise Perth Amboy’s town charter, was subsequently appointed to a committee to work on the final version of the charter, approved by the state Legislature in 1871. A delegate to the Republican Convention, Peterson was also the first African American to hold elected office in Middlesex County and Perth Amboy’s first “colored” person to serve on a jury.On Memorial Day (then called Decoration Day) in 1884, Perth Amboy awarded Peterson a gold medallion for being “the first Negro voter.” He later had to pawn the medal because of financial circumstances.In 1989, the school where he worked as a custodian and handyman was renamed the Thomas Peterson Elementary School. A plaque honoring Peterson was recently unveiled in Perth Amboy’s St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, where he was a member and is buried. Peterson’s gold voting medallion is currently held by New Orleans’s Xavier University, a historically Black college.Criminalizing Black votersFollowing the post-Reconstruction era, whites sought to deny Black citizens the right to vote and to serve on juries. Blacks have had to consistently struggle to secure and retain those rights unimpeded.When the 13th Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude “except as punishment for a crime,” that clause was deliberately added. Thus, Blackness was criminalized.The amendment didn’t really abolish slavery but allowed it to live on legally in prisons and now in the current prison-industrial complex. The system of free or “for-pennies” prison labor is just another form of slavery.Now, inmates and formerly incarcerated people who have been convicted of certain charges also lose their voting rights.The 15th Amendment, ostensibly, prevents states or the federal government from giving preference to one citizen over another in the exercise of voting rights. Before the amendment was adopted, African Americans were excluded from voting, and there was no constitutional protection for anyone against discrimination imposed on the voting process at the federal or state level. After the amendment, Congress could enforce voting rights by “appropriate legislation.”But courts interpreted the protections of the 15th Amendment quite narrowly. Limitations and exclusions were imposed on eligible Black voters, such as property ownership, poll taxes, literacy tests and repressive Black Codes throughout the South. Whites were exempted from these requirements by a “grandfather clause” if their grandfathers had been registered to vote. “White men only” primary elections reduced the influence of Black men in the political system.White supremacists prevented Blacks from voting by threats, terroristic vigilante attacks, beatings and murders of Blacks who attempted to register themselves or others. Federal civil rights protections were not enforced, allowing implementation of racist, discriminatory, “Jim Crow” apartheid laws.Ongoing struggle for right to voteOrganizing struggles and some broader interpretations of the 15th Amendment meant that African-American voter registration in the South gradually increased between 1940 and 1960. Registration had previously been as low as 7 percent of the eligible Black population.By the 1960s, a massive voting rights campaign was underway in the South, spearheaded by local leaders like Fannie Lou Hamer in Mississippi and national leaders like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Under pressure after the sacrifice, torture and martyrdom of many in this movement, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act in 1965, under President Lyndon Johnson, to further racial equality in voting in Southern states. This act made it illegal to prevent African ­Americans from exercising the right to vote. In 1966, the Supreme Court ruled that poll taxes were in violation of the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause.By 1976, 63 percent of Blacks in the South were registered to vote. The Voting Rights Act gave Congress the power and courage to establish additional legal coverage which determined that states and localities with a history of disenfranchising minorities, mainly in the South, must get federal approval before changing their voting procedures. This coverage was to be reauthorized seven times.In 2013, however, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out the preclearance provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in its ruling in the Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder case. That decision stated that it was no longer necessary for Congress to enforce protections of the right to vote since discrimination is not as pervasive, flagrant, widespread and rampant as it was in 1965. No new coverage formula now exists for these protections.People are left asking: Did the South really lose the Civil War?As the 2018 midterm elections approach, Blacks face more subtle voter suppression methods, gerrymandering of state and local districts, and restrictive voter ID laws. Gloria J. Brown-Marshall, constitutional lawyer and professor at John Jay College in New York City, refers to the current situation as part of a centuries-long “Voting Rights War” of white resistance, power, dominance and rage stemming from a white supremacist ideology and fear that a growing number of people of color in the U.S. will eventually surpass the number of whites.Voting while Black in the U.S. is still an issue as the racist system of oppression lives on.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Houston action for International Migrants Day

first_imgStanding over one of Houston’s busiest freeways, Highway 59, activists held a “banner drop” on Dec. 18, International Migrants Day, to show solidarity with the caravans of refugees coming to the U.S./Mexico border. Organized by Houston F.I.R.E. (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere), large banners and signs were held so the tens of thousands of vehicles slowly passing below during 5 o’clock rush hour traffic could see their demands.“We were pleasantly surprised by all the honking and thumbs up we received. From 18-wheeler truckers to school buses to workers going home for the day, there was a constant cacophony of horns signaling support for the refugees, a clear denunciation of Trump’s border policies,” immigration activist Hope Sanford with the Migrant Rights Collective told Workers World. Groups participating were CRECEN, the Central American Resource Center; the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas; the Houston Brown Berets; F.I.R.E.; and the Migrant Rights Collective. CRECEN’s huge banner read: “Save TPS,” referring to President Donald Trump’s decision to end Temporary Protective Status for millions of Central Americans and Haitians who had been allowed to stay in the United States after natural disasters in their home countries. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ag Groups Insist Agriculture Be Included in EU Trade Deal

first_img By Andy Eubank – Dec 25, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Ag Groups Insist Agriculture Be Included in EU Trade Deal SHARE A coalition of food and agriculture groups insist that any future trade agreement between the U.S. and the European Union include agriculture. The groups also want the agreement to address the EU’s restrictive tariff and non-tariff barriers to U.S. farm products. Those 53 organizations sent a letter to the Office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. They want the administration to continue stressing to the EU that only a truly comprehensive agreement will be acceptable to the administration and the U.S. Congress. The EU has openly expressed reluctance to include agriculture in any future trade agreement with the U.S.An agreement would require the EU to lift import barriers that protect their farmers and remove regulatory measures that are scientifically unjustified or overly restrictive. Because of those barriers, the U.S. had a trade deficit at nearly $11 billion last year, and it’s only increased over the years. The trade deficit with the EU was $1.8 billion back in 2000.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Groups Insist Agriculture Be Included in EU Trade Deal Facebook Twitter Previous articlePlunging Crude Prices May Signal Recession in 2019Next articleFarm Data and Systems Should be Cyber Secure Andy Eubanklast_img read more

‘Little Words Project’ aims to spread kindness among women at TCU

first_imgPaloma Nortonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paloma-norton/ ReddIt Little Words Project bracelets as seen on the company’s Instagram, @littlewordsproject_tcu. Photo taken by Katey Reiff. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Previous articleFroggie Five-0 implements an updated system, new technologyNext articleWATCH: TCU, Seahawks alumnus gets personal talking football, faith, new book Paloma Norton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Paloma Nortonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paloma-norton/ Facebook Paloma Norton is a senior fashion merchandising major and journalism minor from Austin, Texas. When she’s not out reporting on campus life at TCU, she’s probably taking pictures of her food or scrolling through her Instagram feed. She’s traveled to 17 different countries and welcomes suggestions on where her next adventure should be! printLittle Words Project is starting its first semester at TCU with a mission to unite women in one common goal: to spread kindness from woman to woman.Little Words Project bracelets as seen on the company’s Instagram, @littlewordsproject_tcu. (Photo by Katey Reiff)Each member of the Little Words Project orders an elastic bracelet with a personalized word such as “smile,” “faith” or “be kind.” The idea is for each member to wear the bracelet until she meets someone who needs an encouraging word. Then, she can pass it along. Members can track where the bracelets go by registering them online.The organization, founded in 2013, is registered at more than 30 campuses across the country.Campus ambassador and junior business major Katey Reiff said she brought Little Words Project to campus this fall and has sold more than 70 bracelets so far.“Little Words Project stood out to me because I believe everyone has a story,” Reiff said. “I think having a simple reminder on your wrist to stay true to your faith, or remain hopeful or to smile is super powerful.”Lexi Koch, junior business major, showing off her Little Words Bracelet. (Photo by Katey Reiff)Each bracelet retails around $24 and comes in a variety of colors and materials.Junior business major Lexi Koch chose the word “unity” for her bracelet.“I’m passionate that although everyone in the world is different, we all have similarities and need to learn to love one another,” Koch said.Reiff said she believes Little Words Project will continue to have a positive impact among the women of TCU, a majority female university, for many years.“I believe a small act of kindness can go a long way, which is why I felt compelled to help bring Little Words Project to our campus,” Reiff said. ReddIt Twitter TCU Flu Clinic to offer fewer vaccines this year + posts Linkedin Twitter Paloma Norton Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Students reflect on being Orientation leaders Linkedinlast_img read more

San Antonio Winery Offers Wine Tasting, Tours, and Delicious Cuisine

first_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena is home to many of my friends in the restaurant business. One family that has made their home here for many years is the Riboli family. Does the name sound familiar to you? If not, I bet you know their wines. The San Antonio Winery is just a few miles away from where you are reading this right now – no long drive to Napa or Temecula. Los Angeles is home to the longest and largest producing winery in Southern California. San Antonio Winery, located just east of downtown Los Angeles in Lincoln Heights, offers the ultimate romantic experience, or the ideal spot to celebrate love and good times with friends. Step into the vast tasting room and up to the counter, and one of the friendly, learned staff will guide you on your wine tasting adventure. You can choose from a selection of award-winning dry wines from San Antonio Winery’s Maddalena and San Simeon collections, or semi-sweet, semi-sparkling wines from their popular Stella Rosa line, like Stella Rosa Red, and sparkling Stella Rosa Moscato Rosé, perfect for “stellabrating” romance.On my recent visit I took a tour of the entire winery, where I learned about the original urban winery’s history. I even got to see where the wines are fermented, aged, and bottled. Once I worked up an appetite, I indulged in homestyle Italian cuisine at Maddalena restaurant. Named after the winery’s matriarch, Maddalena was the first restaurant inside a winery in California. It was opened in the 1970s after Maddalena Riboli’s sandwiches became so popular, a long line would form outside the winery. Today, you can still enjoy some of Maddalena’s delicious recipes, like her outstanding lasagna and handmade ravioli. You can listen to live music in the restaurant all weekend long. San Antonio Winery is located at 737 Lamar Street. There is also an ample parking lot with complimentary parking. Visit sanantoniowinery.com for more information.“Dining with Dills” the Radio Show airs each and every Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. on Angeles Radio Station KLAA AM 830. You can get ahold of Peter through his website www.peterdills.com where you will find past articles and pictures from his culinary adventures. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Cover Story San Antonio Winery Offers Wine Tasting, Tours, and Delicious Cuisine In the Heart of Los Angeles By PETER DILLS Published on Monday, February 29, 2016 | 1:04 pm HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

“I need everything, socks, knickers, bras, the whole lot” – shoppers…

first_imgTwitter Advertisement “I’ve had no sleep. I came out of work at 9.30pm last night, and the first thing I thought of was Penneys. I went home and sat on my mother’s stairs for an hour and told her she wasn’t going to sleep until she gave me her (credit) card,” she said.“She ended up giving it to me anyway because I had my sister jumping on the bed telling her we were having a peaceful protest, until I got a hold of her credit card, and I got it anyway in the end.”Ms Curtin and a relative “took off straight” to Penneys, where they stood all night “starving and not being able to go to the toilet”.Friends arrived “playing songs for a little while” to break the boredom, and “we danced around the place”.In the end, it was “well worth it”.Showing two large packed Penneys bags, she said: “I got tops, pants, underwear, pyjamas, you name it I got it — I think I picked up one of everything that was in my size.”“I even came out with a bag of bedcovers too,” she said.“I can’t wait to go home, get a shower, go to bed for an hour, put on fresh bedcovers, got to work, come home, shower again, and put on my nice new pyjamas, and have a nice Chinese (dinner) to go with it all.”“You can’t beat Penneys, the place was missed.” Tilly Curtin, (17), from Rhebogue, queued outside Penneys in Limerick city from “3am”. Linkedin “I need socks, pyjamas, bras and underwear too,” Keehan laughed. Previous articleGardaí appeal for witnesses after a man was shot in LimerickNext articleNEW VIDEO – Denise Chaila – ‘Chaila’ David Raleigh Queues outside the Penney’s store on O’Connell Street. Photo: Alejandro Rico Ollercenter_img WhatsApp Email Hundreds queued outside the store, along O’Connell Street and onto Honan’s Quay, throughout the morning.Michelle Timoney and her daughter Abi (12) and a friend travelled over 40km from Ennis, Co Clare to get a spot in the queue.“If I didn’t come I’d have had to listen to it for the rest of the summer, I’d say. So, it was easier to come and to get in the queue, rather than having to listen to them going on about it,” Ms Timoney explained.“We got up about 7am. Only for I’ve nothing else to be doing, I honestly wouldn’t be here, it’s to keep them happy,” she continued.When asked what was on her shopping list, Abi replied: “Everything”.Having risen at dawn to get her spot in the queue, Annette Galvin, Kennedy Park, had reached the front entrance of the Limerick clothing Mecca around 9am.“I need everything, socks, knickers, bras, the whole lot,” Galvin laughed.Her friend, Caroline Keehan, Kennedy Park, joked: “She has to go in and get her husband boxer shorts”. BusinessNewsLocal News“I need everything, socks, knickers, bras, the whole lot” – shoppers queue outside Limerick Penneys store since 3amBy David Raleigh – June 12, 2020 11021 Facebook Printlast_img read more