Boohoo’s share price has fallen. Should I buy the stock now?

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. Boohoo’s share price has fallen. Should I buy the stock now? Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Boohoo’s (LSE: BOO) share price has been volatile in 2021. At times, it’s surged higher. On other occasions, it has pulled back sharply.Recently, the stock has pulled back again. As I write, it’s now close to its 2021 lows. Is this a buying opportunity for me? Let’s take a look at the investment case.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 I like about BoohooThere are a number of things I like about Boohoo. For starters, it owns a number of powerful brands including PrettyLittleThing, Nasty Gal, MissPap and, of course, Boohoo. This year, it’s added more top brands to its portfolio including Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, and Burton. These new additions could boost growth significantly. I particularly like the Debenhams acquisition. Its UK website gets approximately 300m visits per year.Secondly, Boohoo and its brands have incredible social media presence. On Instagram, for example, PrettyLittleThing has 13.1m followers (up from 12.5m in September) while Boohoo has 7.2m followers. Through Instagram, consumers can click through to purchase goods.Third, the company is growing at a phenomenal rate. Its last trading update in January showed total revenue growth of 40% for the four months to 31 December. There aren’t many retailers in the UK generating that kind of top-line growth.Finally, the company is financially strong and very profitable. Over the last three years, return on capital employed (ROCE) has averaged 22%.US import ban?Boohoo isn’t perfect however. The company seems to be regularly in the news for all the wrong reasons.For example, just last week, Sky News reported Boohoo and many of its suppliers are facing the possibility of a US import ban because of widespread allegations over the use of “slave labour”. According to Sky, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has seen enough evidence to launch an investigation into the company.Boohoo replied that it’s confident in the actions it’s taking to ensure all of its products meet the CBP criteria on preventing the product of forced labour entering the US. It also advised it hasn’t been notified of any investigation. However, this issue adds uncertainty to the investment case. US sales are currently about 25% of group total. So, a US ban would be a huge setback for the company.Is Boohoo’s share price a bargain?Turning to the valuation, Boohoo shares currently trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 31. Normally, I’d say that’s an attractive valuation for a company growing as fast as Boohoo. However, given the uncertainty over the US investigation, that valuation does add some risk.My view on BOO sharesOverall, I’m cautiously optimistic in relation to the outlook for Boohoo shares. There are certainly risks to be aware of. However, in my view, the company continues to have significant growth potential. I’d be willing to buy a small amount of shares for my portfolio today after the recent pullback. Enter Your Email Address Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 8th March, 2021 | More on: BOO center_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Edward Sheldon owns shares in Boohoo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. 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Anglican doctor helping to lead international fight against COVID-19

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Health & Healthcare TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] A former missionary who previously worked as a senior adviser at the World Health Organization has been called back into service amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Ian Smith previously served as executive director of the office of the director-general and adviser to the two previous directors-general of the WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan and Dr. Lee Jong-wook, and is now serving as a senior adviser to the current director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.Dr. Smith lives with his wife, Sally, in Arncliffe, England, where they worship in the parish of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale.Read the full article here. Anglican doctor helping to lead international fight against COVID-19 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Mar 18, 2020 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC COVID-19, Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

Support for the RFS- Personal, Powerful

first_img Previous articleMonsanto Bringing Plenty of Technology to the FarmNext articleAdministration to Speed Implementation of Farm Bill Disaster Program Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Feb 16, 2014 Facebook Twitter Home Energy Support for the RFS- Personal, Powerful Facebook Twitter With the time period over for comments regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard proposal, many people are asking: What’s next? The EPA is now tasked with reviewing all the comments and this will prove to be quite an undertaking as more than 40,000 comments were submitted. It is anticipated that it will take several months before the EPA publishes their final proposal. In the meantime, the Renewable Fuels Association(RFA) is highlighting all the positive comments that were sent to the EPA from citizens representing all walks of life. This despite, said RFA, the attempts of the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) automated robo-call campaign. A review of EPA’s docket by RFA revealed that tens of thousands of Americans from across the country used unique stories and anecdotes to express their opposition to EPA’s proposal to reduce the 2014 RFS volumes. In contrast, API’s robo-call initiative resulted in tens of thousands of identical comments, replete with false statements and trite myths.According to RFA, API’s robo-calls used a “salacious automated message to tell listeners that more ethanol would cause ‘higher food prices and damaged car engines’”. The robo-calls described American farmers as “extremists” and said “[w]e need the EPA to stand up for American families.” The automated call concluded by directing recipients to “press 1 now” to send a pre-written message to EPA supporting the proposed rule. Unfortunately, said RFA, thousands of Americans were duped by API’s underhanded tactics.“Unlike the cold, impersonal, fear-induced robo-calls used by Big Oil to the level of absurdity, a diverse group of ethanol supporters often took the time to personally write to the EPA in opposition to the blending cuts,” said Bob Dinneen, RFA president and CEO. “Farmers, ethanol producers, and other renewable fuels supporters explained in great, vivid personal detail how the reductions would hurt their businesses, families, and local communities. I hope the EPA will distinguish the difference between the mass robo-call responses and the in-depth individual comments written by those most knowledgeable on the impact of the proposed reduction of the RFS. The decision the EPA and White House are about to make will have a lasting effect for years to come.”API’s antics are overshadowed, said RFA, by the genuine and heartfelt comments from a wide array of stakeholders about the real impacts of EPA’s decision. Bankers, high school and college students, equipment dealers, county commissioners, university presidents, mayors, auto repair shop owners, military veterans, auto dealers, construction workers, engineers, port authority executives, clean air advocates, workers in the automobile, aircraft and farm equipment manufacturing industries, gas station equipment suppliers, seed companies, and college professors joined thousands of farmers and biofuel producers in urging EPA to reverse its proposal.Source: Joanna Schroeder at www.domesticfuel.com SHARE Support for the RFS- Personal, Powerful SHARElast_img read more

Red Hen Press Gets National Endowment for the Arts Grant

first_img 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. 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe More Cool Stuff Literary Arts Red Hen Press Gets National Endowment for the Arts Grant From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 1:30 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business News In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. This week, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $20,000 to Red Hen Press to help publish the promotion of two books of poetry, and one book of nonfiction in both print and electronic formats. The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields.NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “The arts are part of our everyday lives—no matter who you are or where you live—they have the power to transform individuals, spark economic vibrancy in communities, and transcend the boundaries across diverse sectors of society. Supporting projects like the one hone Red Hen Press offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.”Red Hen Press Managing Editor Kate Gale was equally enthusiastic, saying “The core mission of this press involves publishing books, and it’s oddly the hardest part to get funded. To receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts doesn’t just help get our books out there, it also helps validate the press for local foundations.”The press plans to publish poets Katharine Coles and Brynn Saito, and nonfiction author Seema Reza. Red Hen will get their works national syndication, help the authors set up events and readings, as well as connect the titles to other writers and media outlets. Coles and Saito are both established authors who use Red Hen’s commitment to diversity for their most cherished projects, but the press is also able, through its relations with NEA and other foundations to give first time authors like Reza a major platform for their work.To join the Twitter conversation about this announcement, please use #NEAFa1115. For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, go to arts.gov. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

South Pasadena Police Nab PETA Award for Rescuing Dog from Burning Home

first_imgCommunity News South Pasadena Police Nab PETA Award for Rescuing Dog from Burning Home Officers Kick in Door and Save Stranded Little Dog, Take Him to Safety Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | 11:29 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * A Compassionate Police Department Award is on its way from PETA to the South Pasadena Police Department, which came to the rescue of a little dog trapped in a burning home last Thursday afternoon.Cpl. Craig Phillips and Officer Brian Wiley kicked in the home’s door and went from room to room, searching for residents. They discovered 1-year-old Kolby the dog cowering in a corner and took him to safety. He was later reunited with his grateful guardian.“These brave officers made every effort to ensure that no living being was trapped inside this burning house,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “Local residents are lucky to have such kind emergency responders who don’t hesitate to help humans and animals in need.”PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—encourages all animal guardians to put a sign on doors or windows to alert rescue workers to the presence of companion animals. Families can order stickers from the PETA Catalog or make their own.The South Pasadena Police Department will receive a framed certificate and a box of delicious vegan cookies.For more information, please visit PETA.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business News HerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribecenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News 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. Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

City gears up for Christmas to remember

first_imgFacebook Twitter Previous articleInvestigation into cyber-bullying at Tesco storeNext articleLimerick people urged to share their views admin Linkedin NewsBreaking newsCity gears up for Christmas to rememberBy admin – November 23, 2013 615 by Eugene HoganSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up newsLIMERICK will be transformed into a winter wonderland this Christmas with the city and county councils investing in their biggest programme of events to create a special Christmas spirit for shoppers and visitors.The festivities will kick-off at 5pm on Saturday, November 23 when the city’s Christmas Lights, which this year have a range of new features added, will be switched on.Among the new additions is Santa’s Log Cabin on Thomas Street; the installation of an eleven metre Christmas Tree on Bedford Row and a daily ‘Polar Express’ train that will bring additional visitors to the city to enjoy its most distinctive Christmas celebration ever.Santas Log Cabin will be particularly special for children, with Santa, Mrs Claus and the elves present to chat through their wish list from Sunday, November 24.The Polar Express, a joint venture between Iarnrod Eireann and Limerick on Ice, will see commuters from Thurles, Limerick Junction and Ennis avail of special discounts of up to 30 per cent off individual tickets and 20 per cent off family tickets for access to the 10th anniversary Ice Rink on Arthur’s Quay.Other initiatives include special offers at City Centre private car parks, while there will also be free parking up to midday each Friday during December.There will also be a Christmas Saturday Market on Cruises Street, following on from the recent weekly market initiative on the pedestrianized thoroughfare, which has brought thousands of additional shoppers onto the street. There will also be musical entertainment and carol singing on Cruises Street and Bedford Row on Saturdays leading up to Christmas.The significant investment by the city into the festive season will lead up nicely to the New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Limerick that will kick off the year-long celebration of Limerick National City of Culture 2014.Launching the programme, local authorities manager Conn Murray said they wanted to make it the most memorable Christmas ever for the city, not least in the build-up to the City of Culture launch.“We are investing significantly in a range of activities and attractions that will not alone create a super atmosphere but will also encourage greater numbers of shoppers to come to Limerick in the month leading up to Christmas”, he said.Mayor Kathleen Leddin said the councils were anxious to create an atmosphere in the city that would give children and their parents, “a special Christmas memory for the rest of their lives and one that will ensure they come back to us year after year.”center_img Advertisement Email Print WhatsApplast_img read more

Plea In Madras HC Against Communalization Of COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea In Madras HC Against Communalization Of COVID-19 Pandemic Nilashish Chaudhary15 April 2020 9:47 AMShare This – x”Certain section of the media reported the entire incident with a communal flavour, with phrases such as “Corona Jihad”. It was apparent that the unfortunate incident of the Tablighi Jamat was being used to demonise Muslim Community”, the plea said.A petition filed in Madras High Court seeks directions to the Centre and State Government to stop the communalization of COVID-19 virus and to take strict action to ensure that the media maintains a sense of responsibility and does not publish unverified news during these sensitive times. Filed by the State General Secretary of the Social Democratic Party of India (SPDI), Umar Farook,…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?LoginA petition filed in Madras High Court seeks directions to the Centre and State Government to stop the communalization of COVID-19 virus and to take strict action to ensure that the media maintains a sense of responsibility and does not publish unverified news during these sensitive times. Filed by the State General Secretary of the Social Democratic Party of India (SPDI), Umar Farook, the petition claims that the incident involving 2000 ‘Tablighi Jamaat’ members being stranded at ‘Markaz Nizamuddin’ in Delhi was reported by the media with “communal flavor”. The reportage of the “unfortunate incident” was a way to demonize and place blame on the entire Muslim community, alleges the petitioner. “Certain section of the media , instead of exercising restraint, reported the entire incident with a communal flavour, with phrases such as “Corona Jihad”, Corona Terrorism”, Islamic Insurrection”, Corona Bombs: ,Etc., It was apparent that the unfortunate incident of the Tablighi Jamat was belong used to demonise and blame the entire Muslim Community”. Further, referring to “a fake video of Sufi followers indulging in mass sneezing or another fake video showing Muslim person licking vessels allegedly to perpetrate the spread of corona Virus in the Country”, it has been alleged that reports were forged and fake news was peddled across social media to show one community in bad light. Farook emphasizes that such demonization is an infringement of the Right to live with dignity guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution, while communally coloured reporting violates section 19 of the Cable Television Netwroks (Regulation ) Act, 1995. It is further submitted that the Centre and the government of Tamil Nadu are supervising and monitory authorities of the Media. The reporting promotes feelings of enmity, hatred and ill-will towards the Muslim community, and therefore the Centre and State ought to have taken action. By failing in prohibiting the transmission of such news, and not taking action against these news organizations, they failed in their constitutional duty to maintain the communal harmony in such a critically sensitive time. The petitioner goes on to refer to the Supreme Court order from March 31, 2020 wherein the media was directed to ensure that no unverified report or information, capable of causing panic, is disseminated. The Apex Court had further directed the media to maintain a strong sense of responsibility and suggested the publication of only official COVID-19 updates made available by the Centre. Seeking strict adherence to this order, Farook contests that the current reportage “is likely to trigger communal antagonism and hatred resulting in fissiparous tendencies gaining foothold, undermining and affecting communal harmony”. Additionally, the petitioner has voiced concern over the attitude of the police in trying to control this situation. It is claimed that very few FIRs have been registered despite over 200 complaints being lodged in several districts, and those which have been lodged are “for name sake and eye wash.” As an interim plea, it has been prayed that the Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu, be ordered to issue suitable directions to all Police Stations to register FIRs based on complaints received by them and ensure that the spreading of fake news and communal hatred attracts charges of a cognizable offence.Click here to download petitionRead PetitionSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Campaign to help dyslexics

first_imgA campaign has been launched to secure a better deal in the workplace forpeople with dyslexia. The British Dyslexia Association got together with business people, tradeunionists and advice agencies to start the campaign, which calls for more basicskills tutors specialising in teaching people with the condition. Dyslexics can be highly intelligent and have an excellent grasp of theirexpertise, but struggle to put ideas onto paper, said BDA chief executiveJoanne Rule. “We are bombarded with printed information, but if text is presented ina dyslexia-friendly way, it will be accessible to everyone.” Campaign to help dyslexicsOn 1 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Saab to Overhaul HMS Halland Submarine

first_img View post tag: submarine View post tag: Navy Saab to Overhaul HMS Halland Submarine Back to overview,Home naval-today Saab to Overhaul HMS Halland Submarine View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Overhaul September 29, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Saab The order covers the period 2014-2015 and is valued at MSEK 130. The order is part of the letter of intent regarding the Swedish armed forces’ underwater capability, which was announced on 9 June 2014.The overhaul includes all the necessary measures to ensure the submarine’s operational availability. According to HMS Halland’s standard maintenance plan this type of overhaul is conducted every six years. One provision of the contract is to define future needs for maintenance, which could result in additional work being contracted separately during the period.“Maintenance of Swedish surface vessels and submarines is an important part of our ongoing business. It is also important to ensure the customer’s long term operational capability,” says Gunilla Fransson, head of Saab’s business area Security and Defence Solutions.Work based on the order will be carried during 2014 and 2015 at the Saab Kockums shipyard in Karlskrona. Saab Kockums is a business unit within Saab’s business area Security and Defence Solutions.[mappress]Press Release, September 29, 2014; Image: SAAB View post tag: europe View post tag: HMS Halland Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to overhaul the submarine HMS Halland. Share this articlelast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: 70,000 in Puerto Rico Urged To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Is In…

first_imgHurricane Maria caused widespread damage to Puerto Rico. Drone footage captured the scene in San Juan and Canóvanas on Sept. 21. (The Washington Post) SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Tens of thousands of residents in northwestern Puerto Rico were ordered to evacuate Friday amid fears that a dam holding back a large inland lake was in imminent danger of failing because of damage from Hurricane Maria’s floodwaters.Officials worried that as many as 70,000 people could be in the path of a massive amount of rushing water in the event the Guajataca Dam releases into the Guajataca River, which flows north through low-lying coastal communities and empties into the ocean.The dam suffered a “fissure,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said in a news conference Friday afternoon. Residents in the municipalities of Quebradillas, Isabela and part of San Sebastian could be affected if the dam collapses, he said, and it could be a catastrophic event.“To those citizens … who are listening: Please evacuate,” Rosselló said. Buses were sent to ferry residents out of harm’s way. “We want your life to be protected … Please, if you’re listening, the time to evacuate is now.”The urgent situation Friday came more than 48 hours after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico’s southeastern coast as the most powerful storm to strike the island in more than 80 years. It was a reminder that Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico is far from over; officials still have little sense of the scope of the damage the island sustained as a communications and power blackout continued to affect nearly everyone in the U.S. territory.Authorities on Friday reported six deaths across the island. Three of the fatalities occurred in the municipality of Utuado as a result of mud slides, Puerto Rico’s public safety department said in a statement. Two others died in flooding in Toa Baja, and one other person died in Bayamón when a panel struck him in the head. More deaths are likely to be reported in coming days as search and rescue crews reach previously inaccessible areas, officials said.“We are aware of other reports of fatalities that have transpired by unofficial means but we cannot confirm them,” said Héctor M. Pesquera, secretary of the public safety department.Though damage assessments have been nearly impossible, early reports reveal an island ravaged by Maria’s high winds and torrential rains, with roofs peeled open like tin cans, neighborhoods waterlogged, and trees that were lush just days ago now completely stripped bare of leaves. The hurricane plowed through the entire 100-mile island, with the eye tracking diagonally from the southeast to the northwest.Aerial view of the devastation at Palma Real Shopping Center in Humacao, a municipality on the east side of Puerto Rico. (Photo by Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The Washington Post)“Every vulnerable house here made out of wood was completely or partially destroyed during the path of the eye of the hurricane,” Rossello said of an island where many homes are constructed of wood foundations and zinc roofs. “Puerto Rico has endured an horrific ordeal.”The lack of communications has isolated rural areas of the island. Just 15 percent of the island’s communication towers are working, and some of the island’s transmission towers have collapsed. Up to 85 percent of its fiber cables are damaged.Power remains completely out on the island, and just 25 percent of it has water service.Shock has given way to frayed nerves as officials warned that it could be months before power is restored to some areas, and there is no indication of when communications infrastructure will be fixed. In the capital, streets were choked with traffic as people tried to find loved ones and spent hours waiting in line for gas. The De La Cruz family could not find fuel on Thursday. On Friday morning they waited in line for six hours at one of the open stations here, and there were still 20 cars in front of them. Gabriel De La Cruz and his wife, Luisa, took turns fanning their 1-year-old son, Ismael, who sat sweating in the hot car, wearing only a diaper.“This is all we have,” De La Cruz, a 30-year-old restaurant cook, said of the car. They lost their home and all their belongings in the storm.Residents searching for loved ones in remote areas met downed trees, power lines and other debris. News was particularly scarce from the southern and central parts of the island, as well the tiny island of Vieques to the east.“Even worse than not having power or water, which we’ve unfortunately become accustomed to, a communications blackout was the real anxiety-inducing feature … we haven’t really dealt with it before,” said Miguel A. Soto-Class, president of the Center for a New Economy, a San Juan-based think tank. “Are people dead and suffering or are people like we are, bruised but fine? The not knowing part is just terrible.”The line outside a supermarket in San Juan snakes around the building Friday morning as supplies were in high demand.Soto-Class stood on the roof of his home, the only place where he could get a cellphone signal, as Coast Guard helicopters buzzed overhead. He has not been able to get in touch with family on the island’s west coast and considered driving to find them. He abandoned the plan after realizing he does not know the condition of the roads.Puerto Rico, with 3.5 million U.S. citizens, also is facing a crisis because of its geography: It is an island dependent on air and sea for supplies and volunteers. The immediate response that occurred after Hurricane Harvey in Houston, where volunteers from Louisiana headed in during the storm, or during Hurricane Irma in Florida, where utility trucks were pre-positioned to turn on power, is impossible here.“It’s not like you can just drive a tractor-trailer,” said Melissa Mark-Viverito, the Puerto Rican-born president of the New York City Council. “That adds a whole other layer of logistical challenge to it.”New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and U.S. Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) flew here Friday, bringing 34,000 bottles of water and nearly 10,000 Meals Ready to Eat.A building on a coastal luxury resort, once with enviable ocean views, is now partially floating over open air as rocks and mud crumbled under one corner and fell into the sea. Windmills broke and shattered, and solar panels shone like mirrors.The enormity of what they had just been through — and what was yet to come — appeared to be sinking in for many people, including those who considered themselves hurricane-hardened.“This storm was something,” said Geraldo Ramirez, 36, a resident of San Juan’s La Perla neighborhood. “I was here for Hurricane Georges back in ’98, and that was hard to believe, how badly it affected the island. But this, Maria, was something altogether different.”Ramirez lives in a small three-story purple house near the waterfront on Calle San Miguel with his sister, her husband and their two children. His house, a sturdy cinder-block structure, was built 17 years ago and did not suffer much structural damage. But rain and ocean water managed to find its way into every room.Asked when the power would likely return to his small neighborhood, he answered, without hesitating, “Three or four months, at least. Maybe six.”“But it’s okay, we will make do,” he said. “We are used to it and it’s always the same. Georges, Hugo, we lose power and we lose water. But we know how to survive.”[‘I just need my mother’: The frantic quest to contact loved ones in Puerto Rico] Leaning against the wall of his carport in his light blue one-story home in coastal Loiza, Jorge Diaz, 72, had only one thing on his mind: his brothers and his sister, and how one day soon he would be with them in Orlando.“There’s only one thing I’m waiting for,” he said. “The airport to open.” “I just heard on the radio, eight months without electricity and water?” Diaz said. “That’s unreasonable. You can’t live like this … It’s a dark time now. A dark time for Puerto Rico.”One block down and across the street, Lizmarie Bultron, 39, trudged through calf-high water to exit her home, about a block away from the beach.“Everything I had is gone. I lost my whole house, the only thing left is the floor,” Bultron said. She looked at her feet, still ankle-deep in water. “And this, this water won’t be gone for at least a month. All we can do is wait. Wait for help to come. That’s the only choice. But no one has come yet. Not FEMA, not anyone.” By Samantha Schmidt, Katie Zezima, Sandhya Somashekhar and Daniel Cassady September 22 at 8:25 PMcenter_img 70,000 in Puerto Rico Urged To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Is In ‘Imminent’ Danger Of Failure FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more