How I’d invest £5,000 in cheap UK dividend shares after the stock market crash

first_img The prospects for UK dividend shares have become significantly more uncertain since the stock market crash. Weaker economic growth prospects could mean a larger number of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies struggle to make their dividend payments. This could lead to them cutting shareholder payouts over the coming months.However, by focusing on companies with solid financial performances and wide economic moats, it’s possible to generate a potent mix of income and capital returns from UK dividend shares. As such, now may be the right time to invest £5k, or any other amount, in UK income stocks.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…Dividend prospects after the stock market crashThe recent market crash provides further evidence that the stock market is very unpredictable on a short-term basis. Therefore, when it comes to obtaining an income stream from FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares, focusing on high-quality businesses could be a sound move. They may be less likely to cut dividends in the short run, and more likely to grow them in the long run.As such, buying companies with wide economic moats could be a profitable move. They may be in a relatively strong position to deliver impressive financial performance due, for example, to a unique product or a lower cost base than their rivals.Although identifying such businesses isn’t an exact science, investors can assess the competitive advantage of a specific company versus its rivals by focusing on its financial performance in a variety of economic circumstances. This may be especially helpful at the present time due to the economy’s challenging outlook after the market crash.A wide margin of safetyEven if you purchase the best UK shares on offer after the market crash, they could fail to perform as expected in the short run. Indeed, the stock market’s decline earlier this year highlighted that it can be extremely volatile over a period of months.Therefore, it’s important to demand a wide margin of safety before buying any dividend stock. This may take the form of a relatively high yield or a low price-to-earnings multiple, for example. It could mean that if the company’s financial performance disappoints, its share price is less affected than it would be if it was trading on a relatively high valuation.Fortunately, there are a wide range of UK shares trading on low valuations after the recent market crash. Some stocks have rebounded in recent months as investor sentiment towards some sectors has improved. But many others still offer a mix of high yields and low earnings multiples that suggest they’re undervalued.Through buying and holding a diverse range of them, in the long run, you could well obtain a relatively high income return that’s significantly greater than other mainstream assets. How I’d invest £5,000 in cheap UK dividend shares after the stock market crash “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. 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. 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 Peter Stephenscenter_img Peter Stephens | Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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

Two Houses in Dafundo / RVdM Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Architects: RVdM Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Two Houses in Dafundo / RVdM Arquitectos Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Two Houses in Dafundo / RVdM ArquitectosSave this projectSaveTwo Houses in Dafundo / RVdM Arquitectos photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGPhotographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSpecialties:ASPP, Engenheiros LdaProject:2010Architect In Charge:Ricardo Vieira de MeloDesign Team:Ricardo Senos, Ânia Abrantes, Liliana Simões, Rafaela Naia, Nuno MarquesCity:Cruz QuebradaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageGlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresText description provided by the architects. The plot has grand variation between levels from the street and the south patio, corresponding to a gap of two floors. On the south side, the place takes advantage of stunning views to the Tagus River and the southern shore.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionTwo houses for two brothers. It was decided to put one house on top of another. One benefits from its contact with the private garden, the other benefits from the unobstructed views.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGTo organize all program variants the volumetric assembly assumes a major role – harmonizing together in an effort to take a clear identity. Roof and exterior coating create a continuous covering unifying the exterior image.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe final form is a broken volume, an irregular prism that solves the upper program organizing the three floors above the ground level.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe interiors adopt different solutions to common spaces and intimate ones. Living rooms, kitchens and offices share a kind of open space. Bed rooms offer traditional closed spaces.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessBus Drivers Building / Benthem Crouwel ArchitectsSelected ProjectsOpen Call: 6th Advanced Architecture ContestOpportunities Share Projects 2014 Area:  834 m² Area:  834 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 48 Share 2014 Houses CopyAbout this officeRVdM ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCruz QuebradaPortugalPublished on October 15, 2015Cite: “Two Houses in Dafundo / RVdM Arquitectos” 15 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore 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 stream CopyHouses•Cruz Quebrada, Portugal Year:  “COPY”last_img read more

McLean 6th brings “A Buck and A Bucket” to support a student’s family

first_imgGrains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store TIffany Pittman TIffany Pittman Previous articleStudents want more from WalshNext articleNew police chief named for the city of Fort Worth TIffany Pittman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printA sixth grader is honoring his father who was diagnosed with ALS last year by challenging his middle school peers to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Connor Hadley learned this past summer that his father had been diagnosed with ALS. He has previously done the Ice Bucket Challenge and wanted to bring awareness to his school. On Friday afternoon, several students at McLean 6th Grade Center  stayed after school to participate in the challenge with Connor. Each student was asked to bring a buck to donate and a bucket to participate in the challenge.“I’m very proud of the people at my school for showing up,” he said. Ice Bucket Challenge stepsPeople recorded themselves dumping ice buckets on their heads and posted the videos to social media. Participants tagged their friends and family members to accept the challenge, and donated to the ALS Association. In it’s first year the challenge raised $115 million, most of which went toward research. This year #EveryAugustUntilACure was added to the social media posts. Collin said that ALS is not incurable, it’s underfunded. Education majors give glimpse of college to international students Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature + posts Ballroom dancing popular amongst elementary school students TIffany Pittman TIffany Pittman Twitter Video Player error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundDownload File: Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The challenge was put on by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Summer Jones, PTA member said, “Connor is a full-of-life kid, his personality is larger than life and we want to show that all his buddies are there for him and his father.”The Hadley Family Since his diagnosis in late 2014, Collin Hadley and his wife, Emily, decided the family would have nothing but great memories and experiences from that day forward. Collin and Emily told their children, 12-year-old Connor and 8-year-old Maddie, this past summer when they were out of school. Since then Connor decided to step up and be the man of the house, Collin said.Connor started in the area the family loves most which when Collin cooks steaks. That night Collin taught his son how to make steaks and Connor has cooked them since, Collin said. The family had started a blog to bring awareness about ALS and share their story.ALS Ice Bucket Challenge The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge began in August of 2014. There are four steps to the challenge: Facebook TIffany Pittman ReddIt Linkedin McLean 6th brings “A Buck and A Bucket” to support a student’s family Twitter ReddIt Paschal senior commits to play baseball at TCU Facebook Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

#HoldTheLine campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines

first_img RSF_en July 9, 2020 – Updated on July 11, 2020 #HoldTheLine campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines News Philippine journalist Maria Ressa arrives for a court’s verdict promulgation in Manila on June 15, 2020 (photo: Ted Aljibe /= AFP). #HoldTheLine: Sign to support Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines Help by sharing this information Organisation On 9 July 2020, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announced the launch of the #HoldTheLine campaign in support of journalist Maria Ressa and independent media under attack in the Philippines. Acting in coordination with Ressa and her legal team, representatives from the three groups form the steering committee, working alongside dozens of partners on the global campaign and reporting initiatives. The campaign takes its name from Ressa’s commitment to ‘hold the line’ in response to sustained state harassment and prolific online violence.An internationally celebrated Filipino-American journalist, Ressa is best known for two decades covering South East Asia for CNN and founding the multi-award winning Philippines news website Rappler. On 15 June 2020, she was convicted of “cyber-libel,” alongside former Rappler colleague Reynaldo Santos Jr — a criminal charge for which they face up to six years in prison. The conviction relates to a story about corruption from 2012 – before the law was even enacted – and hung on the correction of a typo. Ressa and Santos both posted bail, but could be imprisoned if the case is not overturned on appeal. Ressa is facing at least six other cases and charges. Guilty verdicts in all of them could result in her spending nearly a century in jail. Rappler is also implicated in most of these cases, with several involving criminal charges related to libel, foreign ownership, and taxes. The convictions are the latest offense in the Duterte government’s wider campaign to stifle independent reporting, including the recent shutdown of the main national broadcaster ABS-CBN.”I am moved by the incredible outpouring of support we’ve received from around the globe for our campaign to #HoldTheLine against tyranny – even as President Duterte continues his public attacks on me, the legal harassment escalates, and the state-licenced and Facebook-fuelled online violence rages on. We can’t stay silent because silence is consent,” Ressa said. “We need to be outraged, to fight back with journalism. If we don’t use our rights, we will lose them. Please stand with us!”Those interested in showing support and helping to #HoldTheLine can take two immediate steps in the run-up to Ressa’s next hearing scheduled on 22 July:Join the #HoldTheLine coalition by getting in touch via the contacts below.Sign and share this petition calling for the Philippine government to drop all charges and cases against Ressa, Santos and Rappler, and end pressure on independent media in the Philippines.Members of the #HoldTheLine Coalition include:The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which form the steering committee; African Media Initiative; Association for International Broadcasting (AIB); Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom; Amnesty International; ARTICLE 19; Association of Caribbean Media Workers; Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma; Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM); Centre for Law and Democracy; Chicas Poderosas; CineDiaz; The Coalition For Women In Journalism; CodaStory; Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE); Danlambao Vietnam; The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation; DART Asia Pacific; Dart Center; Digital Content Next; Doc Society; English PEN; European Journalism Centre; First Look Media; Free Press Unlimited; Freedom Talk; Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG); Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD); Global Voices; Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University; IFEX; IFJ Asia Pacific; Index on Censorship; Institute for Regional Media and Information (IRMI); International Association of Women in Radio  and Television (IAWRT); International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ); International Media Support (IMS); International News Safety Institute (INSI); International Press Institute (IPI); International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF); James W. Foley Legacy Foundation; Judith Neilson Institute; Justice for Journalists Foundation; Media Association for Peace (MAP); Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF); Namibia Media Trust (NMT); National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute; National Press Foundation; National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP); Pacific Media Centre; Pakistan Press Foundation; Panos Institute Southern Africa; PEN America; Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ); Press Freedom Defense Fund; Project Syndicate; Public Media Alliance; Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; Rappler; Rory Peck Trust; Rural Media Network Pakistan; Society of Editors; Somali Media Women Association; South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF); Storyhunter; The Signals Network; Tanzania Media Practitioners Association; Union of Journalists in Finland; World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA); and World Editors Forum.Notes for editors:For press inquiries, contact Steering Committee members: Rebecca Vincent at [email protected]; Julie Posetti at [email protected]; and Courtney Radsch at [email protected] Receive email alerts July 9, 2020 Find out more News PhilippinesUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Protecting journalists WomenInternetWhistleblowersFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment center_img Dismay over Philippine journalist Maria Ressa’s prison sentence to go further Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Sixty press freedom groups and civil society organisations, journalism institutions, filmmakers, and other supporters have formed a coalition in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines, united around the call to #HoldTheLine. June 15, 2020 Find out more Petitions PhilippinesUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Protecting journalists WomenInternetWhistleblowersFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Philippines: Well-known radio journalist gunned down in Negros Oriental News May 6, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

11-year-old girl seen jumping out of SUV amid carjacking at gas station

first_imgAurora Police Department(AURORA, Illinois) — Surveillance video from a gas station in Aurora, Illinois, showed the harrowing moment an 11-year-old jumped out of a moving car while it’s being carjacked.In the video, a rear passenger door can be seen opening as the car began to drive away from the gas pump. Then, some of the vehicle’s contents are seen coming out of SUV, before the girl jumped out and rolled on the pavement below.The girl’s father then jumped on the hood of a dark sedan that had pulled up on the driver’s side of the SUV, and the sedan drove out of view of the camera with the father still on it. Seconds later, the father walked back in view of the camera and embraced his daughter. The incident occurred on the morning of May 4, according to the Aurora Police Department. Police were able to catch the suspect, 20-year-old Chicago resident Tyrelle L. Pulley after he crashed the 2018 Jeep Cherokee he allegedly carjacked, the police department wrote on Facebook. Pulley had allegedly gotten out of the blue Dodge Charger seen in the surveillance video and jumped into the SUV as the owner was getting ready to fill it with gas, police said. Soon after, police pursued the SUV after spotting it near Interstate 88 and the Eisenhower Expressway, which resulted in a crash, according to the police department. Pulley was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking, aggravated unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle and fleeing and eluding police. He was taken to the DuPage County jail, where he’s being held on $15,000 bond, a jail spokesperson told ABC News. His next court appearance has been scheduled for June 4, according to the jail website.Police are still trying to identify and locate Pulley’s accomplice. The Aurora Police Department released the video Tuesday after “a lot of requests” from the public, it wrote on Facebook.“Miraculously,” neither the girl nor her father were hurt in the incident, police said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Chris von Martels and Eclips Win FEI Grand Prix Freestyle

first_img SIGN UP A strong Canadian presence in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI 4* in Tryon Stadium on Sunday resulted in a win for Chris von Martels (CAN) and Eclips, earning a 79.095%. Narrowly behind with a 79.025%, Lindsay Kellock (CAN) and Sebastien, the 2006 Rheinlander gelding (Sandro Hit x Feine Dame Good Hope’s x Fidermark) Kellock owns with Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC, claimed reserve. Julio Mendoza Loor (ECU) danced to third and a score of 73.115% with Rosali, the 2005 Danish Warmblood mare (Blue Hors Romanov x Mosegårdens Ratina x Ragazzo) owned by Aileen Daly. Canadian Jill Irving was 4th with Arthur (72.860%) and Evi Strasser was 6th aboard Déjà Vu Tyme (68.605%)Von Martels and the 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Apache x Kebora x Olympic Ferro) owned in partnership with Barbara Soederhuizen were aiming for a fun experience rather than a pressure-filled ride, which paid off after a strong weekend of competition under their belts. “He’s amazing. He’s my dream horse, and today we just went in with a fun expectation and to try to solve a few little rideability things that I’ve felt in the Grand Prix.“I tried a few things with a different approach and that worked out for me,” von Martels recapped. “He’s great… he is always a horse that gives 200%, and I really believe in him. Today he showed everybody that he can do it.”After placing third in the FEI Grand Prix CDI 4* on Friday, their Freestyle performance culminated in a win for Eclips, whom von Martels described as a showoff: “One of the reasons I chose to come here was because it is a real international atmosphere. Our horses do get used to competing just in the one arena at [the Global Dressage Festival], which definitely has a lot of pros, but they also need to of course see different places. My horse proved he is fine, and actually I think he enjoys a big venue like this. He’s a little bit of a showoff horse, so he likes to have some atmosphere around him.”From here, von Martels will go back to Wellington, FL for a few weeks and start making plans for training camp should he be selected to represent Canada in Tokyo later this summer. Though von Martels has competed at TIEC before, it’s been a while, and returning has been a positive experience, he reiterated. “It’s been a great week. Despite the weather yesterday, we have a beautiful sunny day today, and the horses are happy to be in this beautiful venue. The last time I showed here was right before the Rio Olympic Games, and I am always reminded of what a nice facility this is, and the show organizers are great. It’s good to be here.”Click HERE to watch Chris von Martels and Eclips ride to a score of 79.095% in the FEI Grand prix Freestyle CDI 4* at TIEC, courtesy of Richard’s Equine Videos!Adrienne Lyle and Salvino Duplicate their Friday Score for FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 4* WinAdrienne Lyle (USA) and Salvino replicated their Friday score almost perfectly to claim the win in Sunday’s FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 4*, earning a total score of 77.936% (after posting a score of 77.913% for their previous win). Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (USA) and Rassing’s Lonoir, a 2004 Danish Warmblood gelding (De Noir x Lorani x Loran) owned in partnership with Mary Anne McPhail, once again claimed second place, this time on a score of 75.149%. In third, Katie Johnson (USA) and Quartett, the 2008 Brandenburger gelding (Quaterback x Donnerwunder x Dream of Glory) owned by Kylee Lourie, scored 71.553% for a personal best. For Canada, Naima Moreira Laliberté and Statesman were 4th with 70.979% and Tina Irwin and Fancy That were 5th with 70.702%.“We got almost the exact same score!” Lyle recapped of her second winning ride at the venue over two days with the 2007 Hanoverian stallion (Sandro Hit x Dynastie x Donnerhall) owned by Betsy Juliano LLC. “For me, that is a huge thing to be consistent, especially when you’re vying for a team spot. He was able to go out and put in another solid test with no mistakes and that’s huge for us. I feel like he tried really hard today.“I think moving forward, this is the beginning of what will hopefully be a long summer,” Lyle predicted. “We will start to work more on fitness now so that we have just a little more stamina, by the time you get to the last day of the show like this with all the travel and everything, but I couldn’t have asked for more from him. He tries so hard, and he’s so honest.”Building stamina for travel situations is one of the main reasons Lyle chose to compete at the Tryon Spring Dressage 1 CDI 4*, since this weekend marks “the first time we’ve shown outside of Wellington in a long time,” Lyle revealed. “It’s been a couple years, I think. It’s great to be back on the road and remember all the stuff that goes into traveling… and competing away from home, so I’m thankful we came and could have this experience.”After a successful weekend extending her winning streak with Salvino to four CDI 4* victories in a row, Lyle had two people in particular to thank and one student to congratulate: I would like to thank my owner, Betsy Juliano, and my longtime coach, Debbie McDonald, who are always awesome.” Lyle concluded, “I’m super excited for Katie Johnson who’s been a student of mine for years, and this is her personal best. This is her first year doing the CDI Grand Prix and she just had the most beautiful and harmonious test today. I’m so excited for her.”View all CDI results from Tryon Spring Dressage 1 here. Tags: Dressage, Chris Von Martels, Arthur, Lindsay Kellock, Sebastien, Tryon, Eclips, FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI 4*, Horse Sport Enews More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.last_img read more

Singaporean Navy Disrupts Sea Robbery

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Singaporean Navy Disrupts Sea Robbery September 2, 2015 View post tag: Republic of Singapore After sharing information on the incident and perpetrators with GUSKAMLABAR, the TNI AL Western Fleet Sea Security Group, and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, which deployed assets to assist in searching for the robbers. The TNI AL successfully apprehended the three robbers and recovered the stolen cargo. The RSS Resilience accompanied Permata 1 safely to Singapore waters where the Police Coast Guard boarded the tugboat for investigation.[mappress mapid=”16819″]Image: MINDEF Singaporean Navy Disrupts Sea Robbery Authorities View post tag: Fearless-class vesselcenter_img View post tag: Indonesian Navy View post tag: Malaysia The Republic of Singapore Navy’s Fearless-class patrol vessel disrupted a sea robbery on a Malaysian-flagged tugboat Permata 1 in the eastern approaches of the Singapore Strait yesterday, September 1.In collaboration with the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL), the robbers were apprehended and the RSS Resilience escorted Permata 1 safely to Singapore waters. All crew on board the tugboat are safe and unharmed.Earlier yesterday, September 1, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Operations Control Centre received a report from Permata 1 that robbers had been sighted boarding their barge while transiting the eastern approaches of the Singapore Strait. The RSN’s Maritime Security Task Force (MSTF) immediately deployed the RSS Resilience. Upon sighting the warship, the robbers fled towards Indonesian waters.The RSS Resilience (foreground) escorting Permata 1 (centre) to Singapore waters following the successful disruption of the sea robbery Share this article View post tag: RSNlast_img read more

Breastfeeding Myths – Debunked!

first_imgBy Kristen A. Rossi, MSEd, IBCLC, ALC, LCCECo-Director, Shore Beginnings Prenatal and Wellness Program Many women do not make enough milk. – This is a huge misconception and one that we see often hinder the success of many mothers attempting to breastfeed. There are many reasons a mother may perceive she isn’t making enough, but there are set indicators that tell us she is. How much a baby is wetting/soiling her diaper and whether or not she is gaining weight appropriately are the two primary indicators of a thriving baby. A fussy baby, a baby who cries, or a baby who eats frequently are not indicators alone of whether or not she is getting what she needs. If ever a mother is worried, a simple pre-feed/post-feed weight with an IBCLC can often ease her fears and assist in getting her back on track.Lactation specialists all have the same qualifications. – Untrue, and we cannot stress this enough! There is an entire alphabet soup of initials that you may see come after the name of a “specialist” working with breastfeeding mothers. It is essential to understand however, that there are many tiers of qualifications for this person to assist you with your difficulties. The gold standard in lactation qualification is the IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). An IBCLC has extensively studied the comprehensive science of lactation, has completed over 1000 clinical hours, as well as numerous college courses in the sciences, medical ethics, etc. to be able to sit for the International Board Exam. This is the gold standard in breastfeeding support and assistance. A CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor) had to pass an exam after a 45 hour course in breastfeeding management. Other specialists, such as CBC (Certified Breastfeeding Counselor) or CLE (Certified Lactation Educator) have completed a 20-hour course, with the CBC being able to provide basic breastfeeding assessment and assistance and the CLE remaining hands-off, with the primary role being education. We strongly recommend all new mothers inquire about the credentials of anyone who refers to themselves as a lactation consultant/specialist/counselor, etc. and understand what those credentials mean. Although it is truly phenomenal to have so many supportive of breastfeeding and willing to assist, it is all too often we see many step outside of their scope.You have to watch what you eat while breastfeeding. – This is also a misconception and one that makes breastfeeding mothers feel as though breastfeeding is a sacrifice rather than the biological norm. Think of what is eaten in other countries. Things like spicy food, gassy food, and caffeine do not have to be restricted from the maternal diet and are not typically the cause of gas or upset in an infant. In rare instances, infants will present with a cow’s milk protein/soy sensitivity, which comes with more than just gas. With this condition, a mother may not only find her child is overly gassy, but may also notice terrible gas pain, mucous and/or blood in the stool, or a combination of these symptoms, which may point to this condition. If you feel your child is experiencing this, a full assessment by the pediatrician and IBCLC is in your best interest.Formula is almost the same as breast milk. – Formula has certainly come a long way, and in many instances, formula saves lives. We do realize the role formula plays in situations where a mother cannot breastfeed, such as adoption, medical conditions with the mother or baby, or maternal choice. However, it would be misleading to deem formula equivalent to breast milk. Formula does not contain antibodies, enzymes, living cells, or hormones, all of which is essential to the optimal mode of nutrition that is breast milk. We are learning more every day about the role key ingredients play within breast milk to support a healthy immune system, as well as encourage optimal brain growth and development, etc.You cannot breastfeed while on medication. – There are very few medications that warrant a cessation of breastfeeding. True, some medications can cross over into breast milk, but are typically in levels that are either barely detectable, are less than the infant dose of that very same medication, or at levels that do not pose a risk to that infant. It is strongly encouraged that if a medication is recommended, you reach out to an IBCLC familiar with using the “Medications and Mothers’ Milk” resource, which can not only pinpoint the exact risk category, but also offer alternative medicines to discuss with your provider if necessary. Much information still circulates, which is now outdated and incorrect, such as ceasing breastfeeding after anesthesia, which we now know is unnecessary. We encourage you to discuss your concerns with your provider as well as work with an IBCLC to obtain information on that particular medication.At Shore Beginnings Prenatal and Wellness Program, we are beyond excited to guide, educate, and support you through your breastfeeding journey, no matter the length. Should you have any questions or concerns before your baby arrives and beyond, please reach out to our IBCLCs, who are available seven days a week. For more information, call Shore Beginnings at 609-653-3238.last_img read more

Iba extends large welcome

first_imgIt was back in the 1960s when Roger Daltrey of The Who first belted out the classic “I can see for miles”. It’s the sort of song that pops into your head walking round Iba, the world’s biggest bakery show.And why is it that, in the one place you’d really like to see those foot-massaging gadgets with cold bubbling water, they are totally absent. Also absent to a certain degree were British visitors. They did come and visit the nine large halls and the good news is that most came to make a purchase decision. But fewer came to browse, according to several exhibitors.By now you will have gathered that the show was very large indeed. In fact, according to the organisers, there were over 1,050 exhibitors 71 more than last time, in Munich three years ago.President of the German Bakers Federation Peter Becker said the fact that bakery and confectionery represents one of the oldest, most important trades in the world was reflected in Iba’s home town of Düsseldorf this year, which has 2,479 bakers and confectioners and where every single inhabitant spends almost E200 (£186) a head on baked goods per year.But what were the trends? In machinery it was flexibility and energy-saving. Do you want your dough straight or curled from the same line? Do you want faster, easier-to-clean machinery? Would you like energy-saving insulation in the ovens, more effective distribution of diverse heat to bake different products at the same time? Or do you want to recycle oven heat to power other equipment in the bakery?In breads it was more about seeds and grains. And did you know, for example, that the Spanish are becoming very keen on crustless bread, while the UK is waking up more to the fact it has a market in care homes for the elderly.In yeast it was all about using ultra-violet light to encourage natural development of vitamin D, currently making the headlines as a health necessity. And in confectionery it was the brightest, most sparkling glazes imaginable.Finally, back to machinery and remote diagnostics well it now comes complete with a camera so you can really see what the hiccup is. In future issues, we shall look in more detail at the launches British Baker managed to see in our two days.But Germany itself, the host country to Iba, is proud of its baking traditions. German ingredients and mixes manufacturer Ireks had a huge stand that was packed to the rafters with visiting bakers who had plenty of breads, cakes and desserts to admire. Maurice Van Tongeren of Ireks said: “We had our busiest weekend ever, with visitors up over 25% compared to the last show in Munich. Shortly we will be hosting another visit by the UK’s National Asso-ciation of Master Bakers to our premises at Kulmbach.”Conscious of the fact that British tastes are different, Ireks introduced three new products for the British market. An Artisano mix for rustic-style country breads with a taste and aroma profile of malts and sourdough, gives a moist crumb texture and a crispy crust. A confectionery mix, Croccante needs only to be blended with nuts for example, almonds, hazelnuts, or peanuts for an instant Floren-tine base that can be used in the traditional classic recipe, or shaped as a cup base or made into a heart. It can be filled or topped with fruit or chocolate, mixed with seeds and even be used as a tasty biscuit. Adding water gives it a good shine.The macaroon mix, Mon Macaron, can be used for the traditional style macaroons or the currently popular multi-coloured mini bite-sized versions, containing pistachio or chocolate or champagne or raspberry flavoured fillings. These make a good treat with coffee or lovely presents, instead of wine. They can be wrapped in attractive packaging and also make an excellent Christmas gift idea.Van Tongeren said: “Our motto is: ’Time for more.’ More creativity, more individuality.” And of course, more time for the baker to have to himself.”British Baker visited Iba on the Wednesday and Thursday, following the show’s opening on the Sunday. It was still busy, but it was also possible to meet exhibitors in a quieter environment than on the busy Sunday.The next Iba will be in Munich 2012 just enough time to order in the foot spas, then.last_img read more

British Baker: How we are changing with the times

first_imgBritish Baker has served the bakery community for more than 100 years – and we plan to do so for at least 100 more.To do this, we must evolve to meet the changing needs of you, our readers and customers.We have done this in the past when we launched a market-leading website, e-mail newsletters, awards, conferences and exhibitions, and when we evolved the magazine, most recently three years ago with a radical redesign and shift to monthly publication.Now we need to evolve again.As you are well aware, coronavirus has accelerated the shift to a digitally focused marketplace.In recent months many bakery businesses have ramped up their own digital activity because that is what circumstance and customers required.And we are doing the same.Businesses want to receive information in different ways so we have reviewed how we can continue to deliver the best reach and market-leading information.As a result, we have accelerated our digital plans. Central to this has been investment in a new system to produce our website, went live in July and is already delivering a vastly improved experience for users, whether they are viewing the site on a desktop, tablet or phone. It will also enable us to continue developing exciting ways of sharing editorial and commercial content.The new format will enable us to explore the issues that matter to you in more depth than ever beforeAlongside this, we are evolving our magazine to enable us to better serve the needs of a modern bakery audience and will now publish six editions a year.Each bumper edition will be tightly themed around specific, core aspects of the market, such as sweet bakery, equipment or bread. The new format will enable us to explore the issues that matter to you in more depth than ever before.The magazine, website and newsletters will continue to be produced by the great British Baker team who will provide the market with news, analysis, features, advice, opinion, insight, inspiration and support.We will also continue to bring the bakery industry together at events such as the Baking Industry Awards, The Farm Shop & Deli Show and the FoodEx show, while also providing research through Lumina Intelligence, our insight service.Should you have any queries about our plans, the team will be delighted to talk through them in more detail.As you will see over the coming months, we are retaining the best of British Baker while enhancing it to ensure we continue serving the industry for decades to come.Lorraine HendleManaging director, retail & manufacturinglast_img read more