Become smarter, happier, and richer! Why I like stock market investing

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Become smarter, happier, and richer! Why I like stock market investing Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The stock market can pave the way to riches for anyone, from any background, willing to invest some money and time. Money is required to get started, and time is necessary to ensure you make the best choices when deciding where to invest your hard-earned cash.With 2,600 businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange, getting started can be daunting. Companies offer a mysterious minefield of potential, which can easily mislead you into investing in something with little hope of realising the promises they’re making.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…However, it doesn’t take much to learn the basics, and once you know what to avoid, the path to riches becomes clearer.SmarterBy immersing yourself in a subject, you soon understand it. This is part of a lifelong learning journey that makes you smarter.Lifelong learning is the continuous pursuit of knowledge in a voluntary and self-motivated way for personal or professional purposes. The internet and an endless supply of information on any subject under the sun have made lifelong learning easier than ever before.If you’re interested in discovering more about the intriguing world of stock market investing for personal or professional advancement, then you’ll have no trouble finding information on the subject.But the abundance of such information can make it difficult to sort the genuine from the shady. However, following a few golden rules will keep you on the straight and narrow.Seek out well-established companies with a solid trading historyStick to the FTSE 350 when starting outChoose a business that pays dividendsBe prepared to buy and holdThe reason that last rule matters is that the key to successful wealth generation through stock market investing is the power of compounding. This is when your initial investment gains interest and then you gain further interest on that interest. Confusing? Well, it’s simpler than it may sound. It means your initial stake keeps growing, and if left to accumulate, the wealth can be staggering. Some stock market investors have even become millionaires. HappierFinancial markets make the world go round. They’re heavily ingrained in society, influencing world events and influenced by world events too. The more you monitor the UK stock market, the more you’ll notice how it fluctuates with daily news.Whether you invest in one company or 10, it will broaden your awareness of the world around you. Companies and their successes can be a great conversation topic.But I think that discovering new things about the markets and gaining knowledge doesn’t just make you smarter, it makes you happier too. How so? Well, as you see your investments paying off, you should feel happier they’re doing so and glad that your decisions to pick quality shares were the right ones.RicherIf you’ve done your research and invested in long-established companies with further to grow, then you should become richer along the way.Why does gaining wealth matter? It gives you a feeling of control. Whether you want to support the loved ones in your life, or you would like the peace of mind a nest egg would bring, having money allows you to control your own destiny, something that should improve all our lives.center_img 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. 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. Kirsteen Mackay | Monday, 17th February, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

FTSE 100 stock Whitbread still looks a great recovery play to me!

first_img Paul Summers 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Shares in FTSE 100 hotel giant Whitbread (LSE: WTB) are on the front foot today. That’s despite it saying Covid-19 restrictions continued to make life very difficult for the hotel sector in its third quarter.Tumbling demand See all posts by Paul Summers Total UK accommodation sales tumbled a little over 55% in the 13 weeks to 26 November. Occupancy rates fell to 49.3%. Then again, these headline numbers only tell half the story. Demand over the period has actually been quite variable.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…Occupancy levels hit 58% in September, thanks to a bounce in demand in tourist spots. This carried on into October before the introduction of the tier system and the ‘firebreak’ lockdown in Wales. By November, things were getting tough again. Occupancy levels slipped back to 35% as a second national lockdown in England was enforced. Thanks to the huge rise in infections, demand in key cities such as London was particularly poor.Of course, since the end of the reporting period, the UK has both opened up and closed down yet again!  At the time of writing, a third of the company’s hotels and all of its restaurants are closed following the third lockdown. FTSE 100 recovery playSo, why are the shares up well over 5% today? There are a few reasons.Despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus, the FTSE 100 member said that bookings in Q3 were ahead of the “midscale and economy market“. In other words, Premier Inn is doing better than its rivals and grabbing market share in the process. The suggestion from CEO Alison Brittain that the hotel market should recover over the rest of 2021 may also have lifted investors’ spirits. In addition to this, the company’s finances look far better than some FTSE 100 constituents. Whitbread had net cash of £40m at the end of 2020. If necessary, it also has access to a revolving credit facility of £900m and up to £300m from the UK Government.Taking this on board, today’s rise doesn’t feel irrational. All told, I continue to regard Whitbread as a decent recovery play for those with time horizons of longer than a few months.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 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. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away.center_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Paul Summers | Thursday, 14th January, 2021 | More on: G4M WTB Play on!Of course, if I’m looking for a beneficiary rather than a victim of the multiple lockdowns, I can look no further than online musical instrument retailer Gear4music (LSE: G4M).Back in November, I said that the company would continue to benefit from more people spending time at home and that has proved to be the case. At £52.2m, total sales were up 30% over the three months to the end of 2020. Overseas sales were a particular highlight, rocketing 51% higher than in 2019. UK sales rose 10% to £23m. What a contrast to Whitbread and other battered FTSE 100 stocks!All told, gross profit rose 47% to £15.6m, leading the company to predict that earnings for FY21 would now be ahead of recently upgraded market expectations “and not less than £16.5m“. To put that in perspective, earnings for the last financial year came in at £7.8m.Yes, this was a peak trading period and, yes, the shares are up over 500% since the dark days of March 2020. However, as CEO Andrew Wass suggested this morning, the lifting of restrictions should see other parts of the business — relating to rehearsing and performance — doing well. There could be some profit-taking ahead but I’d still back Gear4music to perform for investors over the medium-to-long term. FTSE 100 stock Whitbread still looks a great recovery play to me! Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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These FTSE 100 giants are on my best stocks to buy now list

first_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares These FTSE 100 giants are on my best stocks to buy now list Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Conor Coyle Conor Coyle | Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 | More on: DGE GSK Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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.center_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. UK stocks appear to be booming in 2021 after a year that saw some of the steepest declines in the history of the index. While the FTSE 100 still trades some way off its pre-pandemic levels of around 7,600p, the UK’s biggest companies have been boosted by the rollout of the vaccine programme in recent months.I still think there’s plenty of room for growth in FTSE 100 shares as the UK moves tentatively out of lockdown measures this year. Here are two UK firms I would add to my best stocks to buy now list.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…GSKWith a market capitalisation of more than £63bn, pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (LSE:GSK) is one of the biggest companies in the FTSE 100.GSK’s share price has disappointed investors in recent years though, particularly over the last 12 months as the company’s wider vaccine sales suffered and it seemed to fall behind in developing a Covid vaccine. The shares are down 19% in the last year.Despite this drop, I see an opportunity to buy GSK shares right now. The company is moving its Covid vaccine through the various trial phases, and demand for this is likely to be strong for years, even after the worst of the pandemic is over.GSK also has one of the most attractive dividend yields on the index, currently sitting at 6.3%. This would provide me with a decent level of income before factoring in share price fluctuations. The group has also said it is to separate its biopharma and consumer healthcare businesses this year, which I think will help to streamline operations.There are still potential downsides for GSK shares right now though. Its joint vaccine venture with Sanofi isn’t expected to be approved until the end of this year, and the company has also announced it will be changing its dividend structure in 2022, with payouts likely to fall. There’s still uncertainty about how the split in its businesses will also affect the share price.But I see enough upside to buy GSK shares at the moment.DGETimes have been tough for Diageo (LSE:DGE) the maker of Guinness and Johnnie Walker. With bars up and down the country (and globally) shut, lockdown restrictions have led to a challenging environment for the hospitality industry.Despite that, I have been impressed with how the company has been able to cope during the pandemic. The shares have actually grown 12% in the last 12 months, albeit the shares had already been falling by this point last year.It’s important to note that Diageo is not just a UK-focused company. It operates in more than 180 countries, many of which haven’t been subject to the same strict lockdowns the UK has seen.While profits were down by 8% compared to the previous year when the company recently reported its half-year results, I don’t think that’s too damaging considering the wholly different environment the company was operating in. While beer sales have been adversely affected, spirits sales have actually increased due to strong off-trade performance.There are still headwinds for the Diageo share price though. Potential setbacks to vaccine rollouts in key markets such as the US and Europe could dampen the optimism surrounding the reopening of hospitality venues.Despite the risk, I’d still add Diageo to my best stocks to buy now list. conorcoyle owns shares of Diageo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and GlaxoSmithKline. 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Six of the Best Tries from the opening round of Super Rugby

first_imgWednesday Mar 2, 2016 Six of the Best Tries from the opening round of Super Rugby Here is a quick look at six of the best tries scored on the opening weekend of Super Rugby, as chosen by Sky Sport New Zealand. Which is your favourite, and are there any others that you saw that you think could have been included?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

700 Palms Residence / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

first_img “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/115324/700-palms-residence-ehrlich-architects Clipboard United States CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States Save this picture!Courtesy of Erhard Pfeiffer+ 13 Share ArchDaily Photographs:  Grey Crawford, Julius Shulman & Juergen NogaiText description provided by the architects. Ehrlich Architects’ objective for this eco-friendly residence in Venice, California was to: design a high-performance home that dissolves the barriers between indoors and outdoors; utilize raw, honest materials appropriate to the bohemian grittiness of the surrounding community; and have the smallest carbon footprint in balance with lifestyle.  This project received a 2009 AIA National Housing Award.Save this picture!Courtesy of Erhard PfeifferThree garden courtyards embrace three 60-year-old trees. The courtyards afford privacy and enhance the well being of its occupants. The overall massing maximizes volume and natural light gains on the narrow lot (43 ft x 132 ft), yet displays sensitivity of scale to the eclectic neighborhood of beach bungalows. Exterior sunshades on an exoskeleton of steel control the heat gain from the Southwestern exposure. Flexible, transformative spaces were created through the use of extensive operable glass doors. The 16-foot high living-dining area opens up on three sides: to the lap pool on the west with sliding glass doors; to the north courtyard with pocketing glass doors; and to the garden and guest house to the south through pivoting glass doors. When open to the elements, the living area is transformed into an airy pavilion.Save this picture!© Grey CrawfordThe house design takes full advantage of the local climate such that a net zero energy building is obtained. This was done by employing a highly efficient building envelope and incorporating passive solar gains. Radiant floors and solar thermal energy are utilized for space heating and domestic hot water heating. The house also relies on natural ventilation, thermal mass and operable shading to eliminate mechanical cooling, despite the large glazing areas. Finally, by employing ultra-efficient appliances and lighting and by incorporating solar electric power for the remaining loads, the house achieves its goal for a net zero energy home.Save this picture!Courtesy of Erhard PfeifferThe exterior landscape employs native plants and is in tune with the local climate for minimal water usage. The chosen coating and maintenance-free exterior finish materials, including Cor-ten steel and TREX (a sustainable material made of recycled plastic bags and sawdust), weather naturally, while all interior surfaces rely on varying tactile materials such as carnauba-waxed carbon steel and plaster which are left unpainted.Save this picture!Courtesy of Erhard PfeifferFresh air, extensive day light, natural materials and electronically controlled systems create a superior indoor-outdoor environment for the house occupants. The contemporary design is also an urban infill project within an existing walking neighborhood. The occupants often visit friends, markets, and cafes on foot or bicycle, reinforcing the concept of strengthening an existing community.Save this picture!© Julius Shulman & Juergen NogaiProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Progress: Kilden / ALA ArchitectsArticlesBellevue Botanical Garden / Olson Kundig ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/115324/700-palms-residence-ehrlich-architects Clipboard 700 Palms Residence / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney ArchitectsSave this projectSave700 Palms Residence / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects Architects: Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects Photographs “COPY” Houses 700 Palms Residence / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects CopyAbout this officeEhrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabas3D ModelingHousesLos AngelesUnited StatesPublished on March 01, 2011Cite: “700 Palms Residence / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects” 01 Mar 2011. 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Opposition journalist Ohn Kyaing freed after being held for six weeks

first_img____________________________________________________________01/10 : Journalist and opposition member Ohn Kyaing arrested again Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association call for the immediate release of well-known former journalist Ohn Kyaing, who was arrested at his home yesterday. A member of the National League for Democracy, the main opposition party led by Aung San Suu Kyi, he was freed in 2005 after spending 15 years in prison for writing “seditious pamphlets.”“Despite last month’s release of about 9,000 detainees, including a handful of political prisoners, the military regime continues to arrest opposition members,” the two organisations said. “Once again, a journalist and government opponent has been detained for no apparent reason. It will be an outrage if he is sent back to prison for helping Cyclone Nargis victims, as it would be punishing humanitarian activity.”NLD spokesman Nyan Win said Ohn Kyaing was arrested yesterday by police who went to his home. He told the Associated Press the reasons for the arrest were still not known, but he pointed that Ohn Kyaing had been very involved in efforts to help the survivors of Nargis, the cyclone that devastated Burma in May.Now aged 64, Ohn Kyaing used to write articles under the pen-name of Aung Wint for such newspapers as Hanthawathi and Botahtaung, which fired him at the government’s behest. He jointed the NLD after a long career in journalism and won a parliamentary seat in the 1990 elections, which were swept by the NLD but were never recognised by the military regime. News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association welcome yesterday’s release of Ohn Kyaing, a former journalist and member of the opposition National League for Democracy, who was arrested at his home on 1 October and held in Rangoon’s Insein prison.“We are relieved to learn of Ohn Kyaing’s release,” the two organisations said. “There has been a wave of arrests of journalists and opposition members for the past six months. At least six journalists are currently in prison for covering the suffering of the victims of last May’s cyclone. They include the famous blogger and comedian Zarganar, who is serving a 59-year prison sentence in Myitkyina prison in the northern state of Kachin.”NLD spokesman Nyan Win said Ohn Kyaing was in good shape and had returned to his home. “I am very happy that Ohn Kyaing was freed but it is very unfair that he was held in prison for such a long time without committing any crime,” Nyan Win said. Arrested in September 1990 by the Military Intelligence Service, he was sentenced to 17 years in prison for “writing and distributing seditious pamphlets” and “threatening the security of the state.” He was finally released on 3 January 2005.U Win Tin, another former journalist and NLD supporter who was himself released just nine days ago after 19 years in detention, described Ohn Kyaing’s arrest as “not unusual and something we have to expect.” He added that Ohn Kyaing was “a close colleague, a good friend and a highly qualified man.”Blogger and comedian Zarganar and sports journalist Zaw Thet Htwe were previously charged with disturbing public order for helping Cyclone Nargis victims and criticising the government’s relief efforts. MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 31, 2021 Find out more December 12, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition journalist Ohn Kyaing freed after being held for six weeks Follow the news on Myanmar Receive email alertscenter_img Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Help by sharing this information News News Organisation May 26, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Talent search competition

first_imgLocal News Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter West Texas TalentApplications for the 2018 West Texas Talent Search competition are now being accepted.West Texas Talent is seeking individual or group dancers, singers, musicians, comics, poets and more of all ages and experience to compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.For rules, applications and more information, call 432-978-7405. By admin – May 11, 2018 Facebookcenter_img West Texas Talent Search logo Pinterest Talent search competition Facebook Twitter Previous articleEvents, displays for allNext articleMOSC auditions adminlast_img read more

Man charged for making and distributing indecent images of children

first_img Facebook Facebook A 32 year old man arrested by detectives from PSNI Public Protection Branch in the Strabane area yesterday has been charged with a number of offences including making indecent images of children, distributing indecent images of children and attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.He is expected to appear at Dungannon Magistrates court this morning.As is usual procedure the charges will be reviewed by the PPS. Previous articleThose travelling without negative Covid test could be quarantinedNext articleMotorists urged to take care due to snow and ice News Highland Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – January 23, 2021 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furthercenter_img WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Man charged for making and distributing indecent images of children Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitterlast_img read more

Honoring mama

first_img “I came across one of Mama’s dishrags that had never been used,” Berry said. “It was just like the day Mama finished it and I could just hear her saying, ‘Well, I’ve got to go sit down and crochet me a new dishrag. I’ve worn this one out.’ Mama always crocheted her dish rags and I was so proud to find one that had never been ‘worn out.’”Crocheting has long been an element in the ladies’ lives in Berry’s family.Berry’s grandmother taught her to crocket and her mother taught her daughter to crochet. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 24, 2009 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip “Funny, how we skipped a generation in teaching the art of crocheting,” Berry said. “But it’s always been a part of who we are.”When the Colley Senior Complex featured Mary Turner in an art exhibition, Berry suggested that since Turner teaches crochet, it would be nice to have one room of the exhibition dedicated to crochet.“I put three of my grandmother’s pieces of crochet in the exhibit,” Berry said. “Then, I had the pieces framed to give to my children. It cost me $88 to mail the piece to my daughter, Boo, in Seattle.”But the cost paled in comparison to the expression of gratitude she got from her daughter. Email the author Print Article Honoring mama Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Susan Berry and her cousin stood in the market both fighting back the tears that come from “missing mama at Christmastime.”“Oh, Mama, how I miss her all the time but especially at Christmastime,” Berry said. “There are no champions like our mamas and there’s nobody we miss like mama.”Back in the spring, thoughts of Berry’s mother, Sarah Frances Smith, came a-wash at the sight of a crocheted dishrag in the bottom of a drawer. “I got a note from Boo and she said, ‘Oh, Mama, thank you for the exquisite gift,’” Berry said.“Exquisite gift. Crochet an exquisite gift. Crochet is so much a part of all of us. Why, Boo walks around with crochet in her briefcase.”After finding her mother’s unused dishrag and the gratefulness of her daughter for a piece of her past, Berry decided that this year, at Christmas, she would honor her mother by crocheting dishrags and giving them to everybody she loves.”“I told every one of them that the dishrags are to be used,” Berry said.“And, I hope that every time they use these dishrags, they will think of their mamas and of my mama.”Berry shared her dishrag art with others and has noticed that several women are making dishrags and passing them out.“And, every time they do, they are honoring my mama,” she said.Berry has made 200 dishrags — give or take a few — as Christmas gifts.Each one was made with a lot of love and every one of them was woven “in honor of Mama.” Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Troy set to close hospital purchase today City officials and Troy Regional Medical Center owners are expected to seal the deal today on the transaction that will… read more By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Private sector ‘now leads the way’ in staff diversity

first_img Comments are closed. After many years leading the way on diversity issues, the public sector is now lagging behind the private sector, according to a leading HR practitioner.Speaking at a conference last week, Francesca Okosi, HR director at the London Borough of Brent, said the private sector is now “well ahead” on diversity initiatives and best practice.Addressing an Employers’ Organisation conference on achieving Best Value through people, Okosi said private-sector companies such as Sainsburys and Barclays Bank are capitalising on the competitive edge that comes from recruiting from traditionally marginalised groups and communities.Her comments come only weeks after investment bank JP Morgan held a graduate recruitment event specifically for gays and lesbians (News, 31 October). The bank said the move is part of a drive to find good applicants, whatever their sexuality.Okosi said, “The private sector has flexible working arrangements and good development programmes. They are growing their own and developing loyalty. We [the public sector] have lost all of those things.” In the 1980s the public sector was ahead on issues of diversity, Okosi said, but lost its way in the 1990s. She said local government must learn the lessons of that if current recruitment problems, particularly in London and the South East, are to be overcome.She said local authorities need to focus on the business case for diversity and that HR has a central role in that. “The bottom line is making services accessible to all, continuous improvement and meeting the requirements of Best Value. You cannot do that without equality being at the centre.”By Lisa Bratby Private sector ‘now leads the way’ in staff diversityOn 21 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more