Here’s one falling FTSE 100 stock I’m avoiding in 2020

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Investors dumped Pearson (LSE: PSON) shares Thursday morning, after the company issued an update flagging weak 2019 profits. The education firm expects adjusted operating profit of around £590m, at the lower end of previous guidance.The price slumped almost 14% at one point during the morning, before settling at a loss of around 10%.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…Pearson has released a string of profit warnings concerning US higher education courseware, and we saw further weakness there. That segment, accounting for 24% of revenue, fell by 12%. Students, not surprisingly, are increasingly favouring eBooks, and print sales are declining steadily.BetterThe rest of the company performed better, Pearson said, recording an aggregate 4% rise. The firm’s Online Program Management and Professional Certification materials both grew by 10%. And the Pearson Test of English Academic gained 17%.Analysts are expecting an EPS fall of nearly 20% for 2019, and the firm has confirmed lower profits are expected in 2020 too. Pearson expects adjusted operating profit to drop to between £500m and £580m.In another shock, Pearson said chief financial office Coram Williams has resigned, and deputy CFO Sally Johnson will take over the role. This is the second high-profile departure in recent months, after chief executive John Fallon announced his retirement in December. He’ll step down some time in 2020.In this update, Fallon described Pearson as “now a simpler, more efficient company, with strong financial foundations.” But I see the company as something of an enigma.TrendThe trend away from printed books and towards online educational material is clearly well established, and Pearson is chasing it. But it’s not yet seeing enough growth in that sector to compensate for the fall in print. I also don’t see that Pearson has a significant competitive advantage as it moves away from its previous core strength.The financial situation does seems solid enough, though. Pearson is preparing to sell its remaining 25% of Penguin Random House, and that’s expected to complete sometime in the first half. The proceeds from that, coupled with annualised savings of £335m by the end of 2019, are enabling a share buyback.The company has decided to return £350m to shareholders via that route, which implies confidence in the future. It also suggests Pearson sees its shares as undervalued at the moment, but I’m not sure I agree.Based on further forecast EPS falls, its shares are on a prospective P/E of 10.4 for 2020. With the uncertainties surrounding the company at the moment, I think that’s probably about right. Certainly not a screaming buy, in my view.BuybacksI’m unconvinced when companies in difficulty engage in share buybacks to return surplus capital. In this case, I’d rather Pearson refrain from such speculation and just pay out the excess cash as dividends. Leave investors, who are best placed to judge, to decide if the shares are cheap.I do think Pearson could once again become a top long-term income investment. But I expect a few more tough years before we see the shape of the revamped company, and further share price weakness.Until I see some clarity, and can gain some confidence in Pearson’s strategy, I’m keeping away. Here’s one falling FTSE 100 stock I’m avoiding in 2020 Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pearson. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.center_img Simply 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Alan Oscroft 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. Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 16th January, 2020 | More on: PSON last_img read more

Two FTSE 250 dividend shares I’d buy in this stock market crash

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Edward Sheldon owns shares in Tritax Big Box REIT. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco and Tritax Big Box REIT. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. The stock market crash is throwing up some fantastic opportunities for long-term investors, in my opinion. I think it’s likely we’ll see further volatility in the near term. But I’m convinced that those buying today will be rewarded further down the line. With that in mind, here’s a look at two FTSE 250 dividend stocks I like the look of right now.ComputacenterThe first FTSE 250 stock I want to highlight is Computacenter (LSE: CCC). This is a leading provider of IT infrastructure services. Its share price has fallen from around 1,900p to just 1,050p over the last month, and I believe this drop has created a buying opportunity. The stock trades on a trailing P/E ratio of approximately 11 and sports a yield of around 3.5%.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I’ve always thought there’s a lot to like about Computacenter. For a start, it operates in a growth industry. In this digital age, businesses need to invest in technology such as the cloud, cybersecurity, data management, remote working capabilities and more. This is the only way to remain competitive. Secondly, it’s a highly profitable company. Over the last three years, return on capital employed (a key measure of profitability) has averaged 20.4%, which is excellent. Third, it has a strong balance sheet with minimal debt. And fourth, it’s a reliable dividend payer with a fantastic long-term dividend growth track record. The group recently hiked its FY2019 dividend by 22%. Overall, it appears to be a high-quality company.Of course, the group is not going to be immune to the impact of the coronavirus. This adds near-term uncertainty. However, Covid-19 disruption could actually boost demand for some of the group’s services (such as video and voice communication, messaging services, and laptop sales), so I don’t think sales will fall off a cliff. All things considered, I believe the long-term risk/reward proposition is attractive right now.Tritax Big BoxAnother FTSE 250 dividend stock I like the look of at present is Tritax Big Box (LSE: BBOX). It’s a real estate investment company (REIT) that owns a large portfolio of modern, sophisticated storage warehouses (‘big boxes’) that are let out to retailers. Its share price has crashed from around 145p to just 105p over the last month. This has created an attractive entry point in my view, as the trailing P/E ratio has dropped to 16 and the yield on offer has spiked up to 6.5%.While the coronavirus is likely to have an impact on UK economic growth in the near term, my belief is that BBOX should not be affected too badly. Not only are its warehouses occupied by high-quality tenants such as Amazon and Tesco, but they’re also let on long leases. This reduces the risk of vacancies.It’s worth noting that in its full-year results last week, the group stressed the quality and longevity of its income stream and said: “We remain confident in our ability to continue to deliver secure and growing dividends to shareholders as part of an attractive total return over the medium term.” It also increased its 2020 dividend target by 2.2% to 7p per share.Overall, I see considerable long-term investment appeal in BBOX. With the share price down sharply over the last month, I think it’s a good time to be building a position here. 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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 23rd March, 2020 | More on: BBOX CCC center_img Image source: Getty Images. Two FTSE 250 dividend shares I’d buy in this stock market crash 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Même – Experimental House / Kengo Kuma & Associates

first_imgArchitects: Kengo Kuma & Associates Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Japan Save this picture!Courtesy of kengo kuma & associatesRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. We were in charge of the first experimental house, and in the process of designing, we got a number of clues from “Chise,” the traditional housing style of the Ainu. What is most characteristic about Chise is that it is a “house of grass” and “house of the earth.” While in Honshu (the main island) a private house is principally a “house in wood” or “house of earthen wall,” Chise is distinctively a “house of grass,” as the roof and the wall are entirely covered with sedge or bamboo grass so that it can secure heat-insulating properties. Also, in Honshu the floor is raised for ventilation to keep away humidity, whereas in Chise they spread cattail mat directly on the ground, make a fireplace in the center, and never let the fire go out throughout the year. The fundamental idea of Chise, “house of the earth,” is to keep warming up the ground this way and retrieve the radiation heat generated from it.  Save this picture!Courtesy of kengo kuma & associatesHere is how section of the house is structured: We wrapped a wooden frame made of Japanese larch with a membrane material of polyester fluorocarbon coating. Inner part is covered with removable glass-fiber-cloth membrane. Between the two membranes, a polyester insulator recycled from PET bottles is inserted that penetrates the light. This composition is based on the idea that by convecting the air in-between, the internal environment could be kept comfortable because of the circulation.  Save this picture!Courtesy of kengo kuma & associatesWe do not treat insulation within the thickness of heat-insulation material only, which was a typical attitude of the static environmental engineering in 20th century. What we aim at is a dynamic environmental engineering to replace it for this age. That we utilize the radiant heat from the floor is part of it, and it has been verified that you could spend several days in winter here without using floor heating. The other reason we covered the house with membrane material was our longing for a life surrounded by natural light, as if you were wrapped in daylight on the grassland. Without relying on any lighting system, you simply get up when it gets light, and sleep after dark – we expect this membrane house enables you to lead a life that synchronizes the rhythm of the nature.  Save this picture!Courtesy of kengo kuma & associatesIn one part of the house, a wooden insulated window sash is installed external to the membrane. It is a new device to monitor the living environment of the house by changing various types of sashes. Likewise, all glass fiber cloth in the interior can be removed so that we can continue many kinds of environmental experiment.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessNAAS Springs – FFA Proposal / Hapsitus ArchitectsArticlesUniversity of Southern Denmark Student Housing Winning Proposal / C.F. Møller Archit…Articles Share CopyHouses•Taiki, Japan Même – Experimental House / Kengo Kuma & AssociatesSave this projectSaveMême – Experimental House / Kengo Kuma & Associates “COPY” ArchDaily 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/322830/meme-experimental-house-kengo-kuma-associates Clipboardcenter_img Year:  Area:  79 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/322830/meme-experimental-house-kengo-kuma-associates Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of kengo kuma & associates+ 49 Share Même – Experimental House / Kengo Kuma & Associates CopyAbout this officeKengo Kuma & AssociatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasTaikiHouses3D ModelingJapanPublished on January 23, 2013Cite: “Même – Experimental House / Kengo Kuma & Associates” 23 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?北海道实验住宅/隈研吾联合事务所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

Guanajal House / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura

first_img Area:  2637 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Architects: Cubo Rojo Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Houses ArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935281/guanajal-house-cubo-rojo-arquitectura Clipboard Guanajal House / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura CopyHouses, House Interiors•Pedrito Station, Mexico 2019 Guanajal House / Cubo Rojo ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveGuanajal House / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura Mexico “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Jorge Succar+ 30Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Fester, Interceramic, Thermotek, Trimble Navigation Design Team:Eduardo Tapia, Alejandro VargasCity:Pedrito StationCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jorge SuccarRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The project arises from the need of a family to have a rest house away from the chaos of the city, the site is located in a central area of ​​Mexico between the states of Guanajuato and Jalisco.Save this picture!© Jorge SuccarSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Jorge SuccarWe start from the idea of ​​two traditional typologies of the region and the countryside. The cabin, as a space that is intimately related to the natural environment and a warmer scale, a space of isolation and reflection; and on the other hand the “hacienda”, as a space that creates its own atmospheres through the courtyards and gardens, which serve to extend the activity from the inside to the outside.Save this picture!© Jorge SuccarSave this picture!Section L-2Save this picture!© Jorge SuccarThe land is much longer than wide, so the architectural program was scattered across the land to generate promenades inside and outside the house. We take advantage of the elongated layout of the land to juxtapose in the narrowest sense the roofed spaces and create complementary open spaces between them.Save this picture!© Jorge SuccarVolumetrically, 3 bodies are generated that are delimited with a very traditional element of the region, the barrel vault. Each of these vaults works like cabins that are transformed according to their location and use. The first works as a house for visitors, a guest room and the room with its fireplace that invites to rest in the double height of access; the second contains family rooms that allow you to have more contact with the surrounding landscape, and finally the third vault fades to a scale closer to the garden, to simply generate a roof that, like a tree, creates shade so that we can enjoy more external activities such as the campfire or the pool.Save this picture!© Jorge SuccarSave this picture!Section T-1Save this picture!© Jorge SuccarWe wanted to generate not only a facade, but a landscape that between solids and voids adapts to a more rural environment, where the vaults and materials dialogue with the open field.Save this picture!© Jorge SuccarProject gallerySee allShow lessAre World’s Fairs a Thing of the Past? The Role that Architecture Played on One of H…ArticlesGrimshaw Wins Competition to Transform Shenzhen Airport Terminal into Green HubArchitecture News Share Photographs:  Jorge Succar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCubo Rojo ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsIcebergOn FacebookMexicoPublished on April 16, 2021Cite: “Guanajal House / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura” [Casa Guanajal / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura] 16 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935281/guanajal-house-cubo-rojo-arquitectura Clipboard Christian Villanueva, Omar López Lead Architects: last_img read more

New business support directory launched

Advertisement 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. New business support directory launched Business Community Connections (BCConnections) has launched its Web-based Community Partner directory. This is BCC’s response to the common perception by businesses that they lack the practical information to enable them to get involved in charitable activity. BCConnections claims that charities can now improve their chances of getting business support by registering their needs free of charge in the directory that is searchable by businesses.Visit BCConnections. Howard Lake | 27 July 2000 | News  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Gardai seek driver who drove wrong way down M7 motorway

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash GARDAI in Limerick are appealing for witnesses to a car that drove on the wrong side of the Limerick to Dublin M7 motorway.Last Saturday, July 15, at around 2.50pm, a silver Toyota Corolla or Avensis car drove the wrong way down the motorway between Exits 31 and 30, into the path of oncoming traffic travelling in the direction of Limerick.A garda spokesperson said that the Toyota “forced another vehicle off the road, onto the grass margin and into the steel barrier, causing significant damage to the second vehicle.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The silver Toyota then performed a U-turn joining the flow of traffic and travelled in the direction of Limerick, failing to stop.“No injuries were reported at the time.Gardai believe that an elderly male with grey hair and glasses may have been driving this Toyota car.“This is a cause for concern if a similar incident were to occur again.“There may have been other vehicles travelling on that section of the M7 at the time with dash cams or emergency vehicles with a recording facility and we would like to hear from such drivers also.”Roxboro Road Garda Station 061 – 214340 or Garda Confidential No. 1800 666 111 can be contacted with information please.See more news here. WhatsApp Twitter Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGScar crashDublinGardaílimerickM7motorwayRoxboro Road Gardai center_img Previous articleLimerick After Dark – Pig n Porter festivalNext articleRock and roll of Limerick art scene this summer Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsGardai seek driver who drove wrong way down M7 motorwayBy Staff Reporter – July 21, 2017 1322 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedinlast_img read more

USA: Ray Mabus Visits USS John C. Stennis

first_img View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Ray Mabus Visits USS John C. Stennis USA: Ray Mabus Visits USS John C. Stennis May 18, 2011 The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) May 16, off the coast of Southern California.Mabus ate lunch with John C. Stennis Strike Group warfare commanders, observed flight deck operations and addressed Sailors to thank them for their service.Upon arriving aboard Stennis, Mabus was welcomed by Rear Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander, John C. Stennis Strike Group; and Capt. Ronald Reis, USS John C. Stennis commanding officer.In the hangar bay, Mabus addressed Sailors during an all hands call and talked about the important role the Navy plays in humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and the war on terror.“There is no other country in the world that can do those things, and there is no other service in the world that can do those things, except the United States Navy and Marine Corps,” said Mabus.During his speech, Mabus expressed his appreciation for Sailors’ efforts aboard Stennis and around the fleet.“Thank you for what you do, day in and day out,” said Mabus. “What you do is hard, what you do is exhausting, what you do is dangerous, and what you do always requires sacrifice.”Mabus, a Mississippi native, took time to shake hands and personally speak to Sailors from his home state.“There’s a nice connection with him being from Mississippi, and this being a ship named after a senator from Mississippi,” said Master Chief Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (AW/SW) Rick Gilman, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department leading chief petty officer.Mabus answered questions from Sailors, including questions about Marines and Sailors serving in Afghanistan.“It was a morale booster,” said Chief Information Systems Technician (SW/AW) Wilfredo Casillas. “Sometimes folks lose focus, and they think that the outside world doesn’t notice. The SECNAV’s visit shows that we’re being paid attention to and that what we do is important.”John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is participating in a composite training unit exercise off the coast of southern California in preparation for deployment later this year.By Seaman Carla Ocampo (navy)[mappress]Source: navy, May 18, 2011; View post tag: USS View post tag: Ray Authorities View post tag: John View post tag: News by topic View post tag: C. View post tag: Mabus View post tag: visits View post tag: Stennis View post tag: usa Share this article View post tag: Navylast_img read more

SMC hosts visiting artists in Moreau Art Galleries

first_imgBecki Jeren | The Observer Students from Saint Mary’s observe artwork displayed in the Moreau Art Galleries during last Wednesday’s exhibit.Wednesday evening, the Moreau Art Galleries at Saint Mary’s highlighted a new exhibit titled “Impermanence,” featuring works by artists Gwenessa Lam and Dana Heeyun Jang.Jang’s series of work, “Presence of Light,” uses photography to capture the physical sense of light that is normally unseen, the artistic statement in the gallery brochure said.Furthermore, the statement said, her work “captures sunlight coming through the historic Chicago Building which is situated on the zero point of Chicago. With long shutter speed and subtle choreographic gestures of the photographer, this series attempts to capture the subliminal essence of sunlight.”Lam’s works used oil paints to depict different angles of shadows.According to the event brochure, Lam explores “the intersection between the perception, memory and representation of place. Drawing from notions of the uncanny, [Lam’s] paintings depict darkened interiors and shadows removed from their everyday context. … In [Lam’s] artwork, furniture pieces and tableaux are distorted, rendering them amorphous or anthropomorphic.”Ian Weaver, assistant professor of art, said he was fascinated by both artists’ unconventional approach toward form.“I don’t typically see work that’s formless. And both of Lam’s and Jang’s works complement each other, depicting a nontraditional sense of the physical world,” Weaver said.Elise deSomer, a junior at Saint Mary’s majoring in art and English literature, said she appreciated the overall theme of the display.“I think that the overall theme ‘Impermanence’ really captures the feeling when words can’t really describe something—almost like sand slipping through your fingers,” deSomer said. “I really appreciate the minimalism of the artists’ visions and how well it works with the atmosphere of [the Moreau Art Galleries].”“The artists’ work is more modern, and it’s great to see a caliber like this. … It’s an opportunity to broaden the artwork here for the community,” she said.Weaver said he is very enthusiastic about this year’s show and hopes it will involve the South Bend community.“One of my goals is to expand in South Bend and to work with different school groups, libraries and churches — the civic community — in order to not just display our own works,” Weaver said.Weaver said he is excited about the current exhibit and bringing the community to Saint Mary’s to broaden the range of artwork.“I’m hoping to get more people here from both campuses and in the South Bend area. One of my goals is to expand in South Bend and to work with different school groups, libraries, and churches,” he said.Weaver invited teenagers from the area to display their artwork in a “pop up show”on Oct. 3 and 4, where the faculty will work with them to help produce their own work and then install their artwork in the gallery.“I want to expand the gallery to others to give [area teenagers] a chance,” Weaver said.The Moreau Art Galleries are open Monday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The “Impermanence” exhibit will run until Oct. 2.Tags: Art Gallery, moreau art gallery, saint mary’slast_img read more

City of Miami honors its black legal pioneers

first_img May 1, 2001 Regular News City of Miami honors its black legal pioneers During Black History Month, the elected officials of the City of Miami recognized and honored the legal pioneers who served as municipal court judges in the black community during 1950-1964.Proclamations were issued to the judges and their families at a February commission meeting. The program was coordinated by the City Attorney’s Office.In 1950, the City of Miami established, as part of its municipal court system, a jurisdictional district that served the black community. The court was known as the “Negro Municipal Court” and it was located in the newly constructed “Negro Police Precinct.” On April 19, 1950, City of Miami Commissioner Robert L. Floyd nominated Lawson E. Thomas (deceased) to be a municipal judge. He was unanimously appointed by the city commission to preside over the new court, becoming the first black judge in the South since the Reconstruction era, and presided over the court throughout the 1950s and the 1960s. In the late 1950s, John D. Johnson was also appointed as a municipal judge over the “Negro Municipal Court,” becoming the second black judge to be appointed in the City of Miami. The court’s jurisdiction was abolished in 1964, and the cases were integrated with the other municipal courts in the city.Proclamations were presented to Judge Johnson and Eugenia Thomas, Judge Thomas’ widow. Also recognized were Judge Donald Wheeler Jones, the first black judge to preside over an integrated court in Florida; Judge Henry Arrington (deceased); and Judge Harold Braynon, the last black attorney to be appointed as a municipal judge for the City of Miami. Judge Jones is currently the dean of students at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. Judge Braynon recently retired from his law practice.Presiding over the event was George F. Knox, former city attorney for Miami. City of Miami honors its black legal pioneerslast_img read more

5 college students share what they love (and hate) about their current bank

first_imgRecently, I spoke with several college students (and a couple recent graduates) about their current financial institution — what they liked, and what they didn’t. Here’s what they said:Chapel, 22, Fifth Third Bank: “My favorite thing is my bank’s great mobile app — it’s easy to check balances, and even easier to deposit checks virtually. I’ve never had an issue doing that in five years. But my original account there was for kids, and I got locked out of my savings once. I need to find a way to transition away from that, now that I’m an adult. ”Jaspreet, 19, BB&T: “I don’t do anything complicated and don’t really deal with too much of the financial aspect right now, but it’s always easy to manage in-person and online. They’ve messed up some transactions, though.”Tegan, 22, Wells Fargo: “I think the Wells Fargo mobile banking app is very useful and user-friendly! But… I don’t know, big banks are a little sus.” (Author’s note: “Sus” is slang for suspicious, sketchy or something to be skeptical of. ) Tyler, 21, PNC: “They don’t charge overdraft fees for students! But their mobile app is always down.”Catherine, 23, Chase: “They have a good credit card plan, user-friendly mobile apps and it’s easy to use anywhere in the country. My least favorite thing is that I don’t actually have a personal relationship with anyone there.”I also asked: What are some things that would make you consider switching banks? Here’s what they said they’d be looking for:Better ratesA smaller, more local institutionConvenience and accessibilitySecurity of their accountsSwitching to a not-for-profit institutionMobile banking, better rates, personal relationships — how are you winning over Gen Zers and millennials?We aren’t a research institute or some market intelligence company. We’re a group of college students from Duke University who believe in the credit union movement. In the past year, we surveyed over 500 college students. 76% of them didn’t even know what a credit union was – and we want to help.Together, we built Zogo: a gamified, reward-based financial literacy app that helps credit unions engage and attract Gen Z. Since then, our app has won multiple awards, including the 2019 NACUSO next big idea competition and the best of show at Finovate 2019. As Gen Zers ourselves, we know how to engage this demographic. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bolun Li Bolun Li is a Junior at Duke University majoring in Economics. He is a serial entrepreneur and was awarded AACYF 30 under 30 in 2018 for his previous startup. Today, … Web: https://www.zogofinance.com Details Visit www.zogofinance.com to see how our solution fits your organization and to schedule a demo with one of our committed onboarding specialists.last_img read more