The Royal Mail share price outperformed the FTSE 100 in 2020

first_img Image source: Getty Images Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Royal Mail share price outperformed the FTSE 100 in 2020 Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Those who bought Royal Mail Group (LSE: RMG) shares at the start of 2020 have done very well indeed this year. While many FTSE 100 stocks are still way down, the Royal Mail share price has gained 40% as we approach Christmas.It wasn’t always this good during the Covid-19 crisis. Back in April, Royal Mail shares had plunged by 45%, continuing the slide that has been going on for years. But that means some Royal Mail investors have done even better. Those who were fortunate to get in right at that bottom have seen their investment grow more than two and a half times.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…But why did that sudden turnaround kick off in April? I think it took that long for the market to get over two things. One was the sudden panic that led to hordes of investors selling off shares and piling into gold. That so-called flight to safety carried on and pushed the price of the precious metal to over $2,000 per ounce by August.Online shopping winnersI also think people feared that companies would be indiscriminately punished by the downturn. That clearly wasn’t the case, and some shares were even going to do well out of the pandemic. Royal Mail was among them. And, though the company had its own working practices hampered by Covid restrictions, parcel volumes have soared.As locked-down shoppers deserted the high street, so the fortunes of online sellers dramatically improved. And that, in turn, provided a serious boost for Royal Mail and for other parcel carriers. Apart from local food shopping, almost everything I’ve bought this year has been ordered online.Investors might have feared that other carriers will chip away at the Royal Mail share of the market. But I’d estimate that around 90% of everything I’ve received this year has still come from our local postie in his little red van.Royal Mail share price, long-termBut Royal Mail shares are still down 30% over the past five years, so what about the long-term future for the company?The biggest threat has been through adapting working practices to keep up with the competition. That includes streamlining operations, cutting costs, and getting up with technology. The unions have been unhappy about the treatment of employees, and negotiations have been rather fraught at times.But it really does sound like we’re getting past that now, and Royal Mail does seem to be upping its game significantly.On top of that, I really don’t think the 2020 upsurge in online shopping is going to reverse. It might fall back a little. But many have been forced to try online shopping for the first time, and they like it.I think we might see some weakness in the medium term as there’s still work to be done. But I’m optimistic over the long-term future for the Royal Mail share price. Alan Oscroft | Monday, 21st December, 2020 | More on: RMG center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. See all posts by Alan Oscroft I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

L_61 Apartments / MMX + Olga Romano

first_img Apartments Projects Manufacturers: NovaceramicSave this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The dialogue between the city and the building is crucial for the proposal. The project promotes both physically and visually the connection between the street and the inner open spaces of the design, blurring the boundaries between public and private.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniThe project emerges as the result of adding different units. Creating variations of the same programmatic units allows the design to generate a diverse and changing atmosphere of the open continuous public space. Each housing unit is similar but different to the rest and has always a clear front to the main public space and thus with the street.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe project emerges as the result of adding different units. Creating variations of the same programmatic units allows the design to generate a diverse and changing atmosphere of the open continuous public space. Each housing unit is similar but different to the rest and has always a clear front to the main public space and thus with the street.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniProject gallerySee allShow lessNew York Commits to Penn Station Transformation PlanArchitecture NewsBIG Reveals Design for “Cascading” Secondary School in VirginiaUnbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:Calle Liverpool 61, Juárez, 06600 Col Juárez, D.F., MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share L_61 Apartments / MMX + Olga Romano L_61 Apartments / MMX + Olga RomanoSave this projectSaveL_61 Apartments / MMX + Olga Romano Mexico Architects: MMX, Olga Romano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyApartments•Colonia Juárez, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780061/apartments-l-61-mmx Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780061/apartments-l-61-mmx Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Yoshihiro Koitani+ 23 Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMMXOfficeFollowOlga RomanoOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsColonia JuárezMexicoPublished on January 08, 2016Cite: “L_61 Apartments / MMX + Olga Romano” [Departamentos L_61 / MMX + Olga Romano] 08 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Impact of PCs to poor people programme?

first_img Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Financial Times has reported that the Government’s plan in October 2000 to hand out 35,000 PCs to poor people has resulted in some of the laptops appearing on the black market at £100 each. The Financial Times has reported that the Government’s plan in October 2000 to hand out 35,000 PCs to poor people has resulted in some of the laptops appearing on the black market at £100 each. Was this a sound method of bridging the Digital Divide? The Register doesn’t think so. Read their scathing commentary in Free PCs for the poor on sale in black market by Drew Cullen at The Register. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 May 2001 | News Impact of PCs to poor people programme? 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

Fujitsu seeks its next charity partner

first_imgHow to applyCharities interested in partnering with Fujitsu should first send an expression of interest by 5pm on 13 June.Charities that have been shortlisted will be notified by 21 July. Employees will then vote to decide the winning charity in early August.Photo: Vira Mylyan-Monastyrska / Shutterstock.com Fujitsu seeks its next charity partner Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Fujitsu and ShelterSo far Fujitsu has contributed almost £800,000 to Shelter, and it is still working on ICT investment in Shelter’s retail network. The housing and homelessness charity has, according to Fujitsu, taken a lead role in directing the company’s expertise to where it is needed most and worked to engage staff across the company.The Shelter partnership finishes in September so Fujitsu’s next charity partnership will run from October 2014-2016. Advertisement As its two-year partnership with Shelter approaches its conclusion, ICT solutions provider Fujitsu is looking for its next charity partner. Specificly it wishes to develop a long-term strategic relationship with a charity that aligns to one of its five work streams or to its core technology focus.It points out that it is a B2B organisation so cannot offer large scale consumer engagement programmes that some charities might have experience of with other more consumer-focused corporate supporters.Nevertheless, it is looking for a partnership that can:offer exciting engagement opportunities for its staff and partnerscapitalise on its core expertisehelp demonstrate how its operates” as a responsible member of Britain’s business community” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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.  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 5 June 2014 | Newslast_img read more

DRTV: engaging, attention grabbing and for charities of all sizes

first_imgDRTV: engaging, attention grabbing and for charities of all sizes Tagged with: DRTV Research / statistics • Our first analysis of fast.MAP and the Institute of Fundraising’s Fundraising Media DNA research focused on building trust. What the agencies thinkCommenting on the research findings, Nick Pride, Managing Director, DMS, said:“TV can play very different roles, perhaps the widest range of roles of any channel. At the same time it is matched only by radio in its need for single-minded simplicity if it is to be used well.“What’s particularly interesting is that fundraisers routinely underestimate TV’s strengths. Charity supporters see TV as ‘authoritative’ and ‘trustworthy’ as well as ‘attention-grabbing’, and that view may be unaffected by the type of message contained in an individual advert. So part of DRTV’s role in a campaign is to support and reinforce the work of other channels, adding validity and ‘proof’.“A tightly-focused proposition, with a compelling creative treatment – and of course some astute media planning – can achieve cut-through irrespective of the size of the charity; the authority of the channel is one of its key attributes.”Scott Logie, MD, REaD Group Insight, added:“What’s interesting about DRTV is that it can work for charitable causes of all sizes. You do not need to be one of the biggest organisations to make DRTV work. By having a compelling message, with a clear call to action, you can gain new donors, providing vital funds for your cause. It is also important to still treat people as individuals, even though the channel has broad appeal. Charities need to engage the donor, showing them a clear need and how important their support can be into creating change.”Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Research, Institute of Fundraising, said:“DRTV is an important mechanism for charities to reach a wide range of supporters in order to raise awareness of and support for their causes. Because of the nature of TV adverts it will always be hard for them to feel ‘personalised’ or to be ‘shared’, but as the research shows DRTV fundraising can do a great job of  getting people’s attention and being memorable. To achieve that the content and style of the adverts must be compelling, interesting, and engaging.”David Cole, Managing Director, fast.MAP, concluded:“One of the most intriguing results from conducting the research was confronting the reality that people will not necessarily respond immediately to an appeal. Fundraisers overestimated the volume of people that donate immediately (Donate/Respond Now Index: Estimated 119 vs Actual 94) or donate later (Donate/Respond Later Index: Estimated 113 vs Actual 103). As a sector, we need to have a degree of realism and realise that people need to watch an advert multiple times before they are finally encouraged to act upon it. Drayton Bird, a marketer I admire and have worked with several times over the years, says people need to see something at least three times before acting. Charities need to plan their media buying accordingly to legislate for this.“It is also interesting to note that 35-54 year olds and females are the most engaged audiences for DRTV. When marketing a mass communication, it can perhaps be tempting for organisations to water down their messaging to appeal to everyone. Perhaps giving extra weight or thought as to what appeals to this audience may also see an uplift in response and donations from the public.” Advertisement What is DRTV’s personality?As seen on TV. DRTV grabs attention and is memorable, interesting and even authoritative for many donors. Given its high engagement score, it is not surprising that DRTV has broad appeal both to low value donors (Engagement Index ; Low Donors, 125) and high value donors (Engagement Index ; High donors, 132). Many DRTV appeals feature a low value ask, indicating the opportunity that it can lead to a higher value relationship.While it does have broad appeal to both genders, DRTV resonates more with women than men, generating higher engagement amongst females (Engagement Index; Females, 150) than males (Engagement Index; Males, 126). This is the biggest difference between the genders across all channels.Looking at how DRTV engagement relates to age, 35-54s are the most engaged audience (Engagement Index; 35-54, 164), more so than the 55+ (Engagement Index ; 55+, 141). Fundraisers surveyed in the research had expected this to be the other way around, thinking that DRTV engages more 55+ (Engagement Index; estimated 55+, 131) than 35-54 (Engagement Index; estimated 35-54, 107).The most likely to engage with DRTV fundraising campaigns are 35-54s (Engagement Index; 35-54, 164) and females (Engagement Index; Females, 150). Fast.MAP suggests that campaigns targeted to this audience may see an improved response, but also acknowledges that adverts have the potential to make an impact on all target audiences. Save the Children on DRTVLiz McCrae, Head of Acquisition, Save the Children, said of the charity’s use of DRTV and the research findings:“DRTV has proved to be a cost-effective way for us to engage new loyal supporters at Save the Children. With this channel we have attracted thousands of people from very different demographic groups to support our work.  We have seen slightly higher response to our DRTV ads from women.  This reflects the research finding that whilst it does have a broad appeal to both genders, DRTV resonates more with women than men, generating  higher engagement amongst females (Engagement Index; Females 150) than males (Engagement Index; Males 126).“With sustained DRTV campaigns we are able to refine our mix of TV stations to achieve a good return on our investment. These supporters have pro-actively donated to us either by phone or through our website. The vast majority of our DRTV recruits keep on donating for many years and they are valuable long term supporters.” Howard Lake | 14 August 2015 | News  103 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25center_img In our second analysis of fast.MAP’s Fundraising Media DNA research, carried out jointly with the Institute of Fundraising, we look at how fundraisers use direct response TV (DRTV) and how donors respond to it. What action do donors take when seeing DRTV?How do donors and fundraisers respond to DRTV? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Who engages with DRTV? Despite its initial impact, DRTV seems to have a latency in inspiring action. The highest response indexed for DRTV is donate/respond later (Donate/Respond Later Index; Overall, 103) suggesting DRTV activity should be repeated and reinforced across other media to help improve response rates.55+ rate it stronger than overall in the attributes and are the most likely to donate/respond later (Donate/Respond Later Index; 55+, 111), but are not engaging as much as other demographics.People are not notably more likely to research a charity or appeal further (Research Index; Overall, 96), even with the growth of the ‘second screen’ (the use of mobiles/tablets in parallel with television) – meaning the campaign itself needs to have a strong message.According to fast.MAP fundraisers understand the attributes of DRTV, but misjudge the response. Optimistically they think it would lead to more immediate donations (Donate/Respond Now Index; Estimate, 119 vs. Actual 94), whereas the reality is that it mostly generates later donations (Donate/Respond Later Index; Overall, 103), suggesting use in a sustained or integrated campaign rather than as one-off drive. There can be value in repetition. Other support media, such as doordrop and outdoor, can also play a role in picking up other opportunities for the later response that the viewer intended at the time of broadcast.As response can be later, fast.MAP and the Institute of Fundraising recommend that it is important that charity websites reflect the campaign and have an online presence that is well-designed and easy to find to support this activity. How many engage with DRTV?DRTV is the most engaging fundraising medium, according to fast.MAP’s Fundraising Media DNA report.DRTV is a powerful fundraising tool. According to fast.MAP’s analysis, DRTV has the highest overall engagement rate (Engagement Index; Overall, 138) of all channels. For this reason it is used to generate brand awareness as well as drive donations. No other channel matches this level of engagement: only Direct Mail (Engagement Index; Overall, 131) and Email (Engagement Index; Overall, 123) have a similar reach, engaging donors and encouraging some form of action. DRTV excels at drawing attention to a message, and outperforms all the other channels examined in the analysis (Attention Index; Overall, 203). It is also seen by donors as having a strong appearance (Appearance Index; Overall, 189).We know video campaigns can be particularly memorable; so too is DRTV (Memorable Index; Overall, 182). This could explain the high levels of later response to fundraising DRTV adverts (Donate/Respond Later Index; Overall, 103).DRTV is a popular channel: donors seem to like it. For lower value donors, DRTV is overindexing as being the preferred way to hear from a charity (Preferred Channel Index; Low Donors, 130). In this regard it is only out-performed by email (Preferred Channel Index; Low Donors, 165) and on a par with social media (Preferred Channel Index; Low Donors, 130).In fast.MAP’s view, this indicates that video is going continue to help support fundraising activity.DRTV also convey a sense of gravitas across all profiles, perhaps because of the reality it tends to convey. It is seen by donors as highly authoritative (Authoritative Index; Overall, 137) and trustworthy (Trustworthy Index; Overall, 132). This suggests it can be useful in terms of brand building, as well as generating donations. This is another reason why it might prove particularly helpful for smaller charities. According to fast.MAP, a well-made DRTV campaign, with a strong proposition and a well-planned media schedule, can be an effective way for smaller organisations to recruit supporters, overcoming any concerns about size or current brand awareness.Perhaps one of the strengths to DRTV is that it is not seen as personalised (Personalised Index; Overall, 41). Even though good DRTV campaigns will be targeted to specific locations and demographics in terms of media buying, donors recognise and welcome the fact that it is a broad approach. On the other hand, this could perhaps explain the slightly lower engagement of 55+ (Engagement Index; 55+, 141) compared to direct mail (Engagement Index; 55+, 163). 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. 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ASA Welcomes New CEO

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News ASA Welcomes New CEO Previous articleSouth Korea Driving Recent Surge in U.S. Beef/Pork ExportsNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Hosts Annual Legislator Appreciation Day NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Feb 13, 2018 Facebook Twitter ASA Welcomes New CEO The American Soybean Association announced it has hired Ryan Findlay as its new Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Stephen Censky, who is now the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. ASA President John Heisdorffer, an Iowa soybean farmer, says they are extremely pleased to have found someone of Findlay’s caliber and experience to lead the organization into its next chapter as a first-class commodity organization. “Ryan’s background of growing up on a farm and working for the Michigan Farm Bureau and Syngenta give him the right combination of life and work experience that will serve ASA well in the coming years,” says Heisdorffer.Findlay says, “I’m honored to lead a premier policy organization that I’ve worked with and admired over the years.” The National Biodiesel Board issued a statement congratulating Findlay on his new position. The NBB says, “ASA and its members have been leaders in the advancement of the biodiesel industry since the beginning. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with ASA as we grow biodiesel use across America.”Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Field line resonant pulsations associated with a strong dayside ionospheric shear convection flow reversal

first_imgWe discuss a set of coordinated observations from the arrays of Greenland ground magnetometers, Sondrestrom incoherent scatter radar, and the DMSP, GOES 7, and IMP 8 satellites during 1000–1400 UT on August 4, 1991. The work presented here follows work presented by Clauer and Ridley [1995]. In the previous work we show that this particular interval is characterized by a large positive interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) By and near-zero IMF Bz components. Associated with these conditions is a very strong ionospheric convection shear reversal boundary in the dayside noon and prenoon sector in the northern hemisphere. The convection reversal boundary is observed to be very dynamic, showing wave-like displacements of several degrees in invariant latitude with a tailward phase propagation. These variations are associated with magnetic pulsations with a period of about 34 min. We have suggested that these waves are produced by a Kelvin-Helmholtz instability at the shear convection reversal boundary. We present here a more detailed analysis of the magnetic variations from the Greenland arrays of magnetometers. Our new findings show that equatorward of the convection reversal boundary, there is power in the pulsation spectra in bands with periods of about 34, 17, 12, and 8 min. Examination of the northward component of the pulsations along a meridional chain of stations ranging from 76.23° to 66.86° invariant latitude shows high coherence between stations and a change in relative phase of about 160° over the observed latitude range for the 8-min. pulsations. These observations are consistent with the expected signature of a field line resonance. We suggest that the source of the resonance is the disturbance generated at the shear convection reversal boundary which then produces resonances on nearby, equatorward closed field lines. In this case we suggest that the source is the Kelvin-Helmholtz wave established at the east-west convection shear which develops near local noon and prenoon regions during large IMF By positive conditions. This is possibly the first observation of the field line resonance associated with such a source.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 5/19/19

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUETexas 5 St. Louis 4, 10 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 13 Tampa Bay 5Boston 4 Houston 3Cleveland 10 Baltimore 0Toronto 5 Chi White Sox 2Kansas City 5 LA Angels 1Seattle 7 Minnesota 4Oakland 5 Detroit 3 (Suspended due to rain)NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 7 Colorado 5LA Dodgers 8 Cincinnati 3Miami 3 NY Mets 0Milwaukee 3 Atlanta 2, 10 InningsSan Francisco 3 Arizona 2, 10 InningsPittsburgh 6 San Diego 4Chi Cubs 6 Washington 5NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSEASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS, GAME 32OT Toronto 118 Milwaukee 112NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSNHL CONFERENCE FINALS, GAME 5St. Louis 5 San Jose 0 WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASONConnecticut 98 NY Liberty 79Indiana 71 Dallas 66Minnesota 79 Las Vegas 75MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCEROrlando 5 FC Cincinnati 1Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 20, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 5/19/19center_img Written bylast_img read more

Protecting Hoosier Homes From Mine Subsidence

first_imgProtecting Hoosier Homes From Mine Subsidenceby Distract 75 State Representative Ron BaconUnderground mines have been in use in Indiana since the early 1800s. Communities revolved around these mines, which provided economic opportunities. As technology progressed, and mines were no longer depended upon as heavily as they once were, the mines were left to erode and weaken over time. Because these mines were never surveyed, it is impossible to determine their exact locations, and mine collapses are possible.I have witnessed multiple mine cave-ins due to a faulty structure and abandonment. A few times, I have simply noticed a small hole in the road, and when I came back a huge chunk of the road was gone. In Indiana, 26 counties are still affected by insecurely structured mines and mine subsidence. I am working on a law that would provide financial assistance and support to Hoosiers throughout Indiana who live in areas with underground coal mines.This proposal is linked to an earlier law passed by the General Assembly in the 1980s allowing owners of dwellings or structures the ability to obtain coal mine subsidence insurance coverage. However, under this current law, only those dwellings or structures atop pre-Aug. 3, 1977 mined areas can obtain proper coverage. This bill would expand the coverage to owners of homes built after Aug. 3, 1977. It also would provide protections for municipal buildings like courthouses and fire stations by allowing them to obtain coverage in case of damage due to a collapsing and abandoned coal mine.If a person’s house is damaged by a collapse of an underground mine, this bill would provide the opportunity to obtain coverage for living expenses while they are displaced from their home and damages are repaired. Lastly, it protects the Department of Natural Resources’ Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund dedicated to mine subsidence damage from inactive underground coal mines abandoned before Aug. 3, 1977.After being approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate, Senate Bill 336 can now be signed into law by the governor. Please contact me with questions or input at (317) 232-9833 or email, [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Bob Weir Joins Golden Gate Wingmen For Extended Sit-In At Sweetwater Music Hall [Full Video]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Golden Gate Wingmen—consisting of keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company), guitarist John Kadlecik (Furthur), drummer Jay Lane (RatDog, Wolf Bros), and bassist Reed Mathis (Rhythm Devils, Billy & the Kids)—played their second of three weekend performances at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall. The Golden Gate Wingmen, so named for their individual experience backing members of the Grateful Dead, worked through their own interpretations of the Dead’s music and welcomed an appropriately Grateful guest—Mr. Bob Weir himself—for the majority of their first set.The all-star quartet opened up the first set with “Bertha” before working through takes on Kadlecik’s “Cleaning Windows” and the Reed Mathis-led “All Things Must Pass”. Golden Gate Wingmen then invited Bob Weir to the stage “Lazy River Road”, where he’d remain for the remainder of the set. Following “Lazy River Road”, Weir handled lead vocals on a pair of Bob Dylan classics, “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again” and “Maggies Farm”. From there, Bob Weir led the way on his own “Cassidy” before the four-turned-five-piece worked through an improv-heavy take on “Lady With A Fan” > “Terrapin Station”. Finally, they closed out set one with “Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad”.Following a brief set break, Kadlecik led the band through “Help On The Way”, which led faithfully into “Slipknot!”. Reed Mathis took the vocal lead on his original tune “The Ladder”, followed by a cover of John Lennon‘s “Nobody Told Me”. A breezy take on “Dark Star” was next, with Kadlecik taking the reins and channeling Jerry Garcia. “Dark Star” eventually gave way to a take on Kadlecik’s “Can’t Stop The Sun” before Mathis led the quartet through a take on Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman”. John Kadlecik took the vocal lead for the remainder of the show, as Golden Gate Wingmen brought the second set to a close with the Grateful Dead’s “Standing On The Moon” followed by Kadlecik’s “What’s Become Of Mary”. “Not Fade Away” served as the evening’s encore.Watch a full video of Golden Gate Wingmen’s Saturday night show featuring Bob Weir below:Golden Gate Wingmen ft. Bob Weir – 12/8/2018 [Full-Show Video][Video: Sweetwater Music Hall]Setlist: Golden Gate Wingmen | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 12/8/2018Set One: Bertha (JK), Cleaning Windows (JK), All Things Must Pass (RM), Lazy River Road* (JK), Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again* (BW), Maggie’s Farm* (BW), Cassidy* (BW), Lady with a Fan* > (BW), Terrapin Station* > (BW), Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad* (All)Set Two: Help on the Way (JK) > Slipknot! >The Ladder (RM) > Nobody Told Me (JK) > Dark Star (JK) > Can’t Stop The Sun (JK) > Just Like a Woman (RM) > Standing on the Moon (JK) > What’s Become of Mary (JK)Encore: Not Fade Away (JK)* w/ Bob Weir[H/T JamBase]last_img read more