1 FTSE 100 share I’d buy in this market crash

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Halma. 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 4th April, 2020 | More on: HLMA 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source: Getty Images. If I had to pick just one FTSE 100 share to own in the current market crash, I’d choose Halma (LSE: HLMA).Shares in the company have not been able to escape the sell-off. The stock is off 18.5% from its 52-week high printed back in the middle of February.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, the stock is down just 11% since the beginning of the year. That’s a relatively insignificant decline compared to the FTSE All Share’s 30% slump.Market crash resilience Halma has outperformed in the market crash because the business provides a critical service. It manufactures and distributes a range of protective equipment for the medical and construction sectors, among others.The business hasn’t been able to escape the current virus outbreak. However, the impact on operations has, so far, been manageable. According to its most recent trading update, adjusted earnings for the financial year ending 31 March 2020 will come in slightly below expectations.The company is forecasting profit before tax for the year ending to be in a range of approximately £265m to £270m. The City was expecting adjusted earnings of £275m.Still, in the same update, management revealed that order intake and revenue is currently running ahead of last year’s figure. That suggests that the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Halma’s operations will be minimal. What’s more, the company’s financial position is robust. It still has 40% left of a £750m revolving credit facility to fund operations if profits evaporate. Considering management’s recent comments, this doesn’t look likely. These numbers suggest the business has plenty of capital to survive the market crash. Buy and build As well as organic growth, Halma has historically followed a buy and build strategy. Last year the group completed 10 acquisitions to bolster growth. The company has the capacity to complete more deals over the next 12 months as well. Halma is in a position of strength in the market crash — at a time when many other companies are struggling. This could present a once-in-a-decade opportunity for management to snap up a range of smaller businesses at attractive prices. These deals could help turbocharge the group’s growth over the next decade.Dividend safety All of the above suggest that Halma’s dividend is safe for the time being. The stock currently supports a dividend yield of 0.9%. At a time when many blue-chip companies are cutting their distributions, this looks attractive. It is also attractive considering the current interest rate environment.Unfortunately, shares in Halma don’t come cheap. The stock is currently trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 32. That’s around three times higher than the rest of the market.Nevertheless, considering the group’s defensive nature, it could be a price worth paying to buy a defensive business in this market crash. Moreover, for the past six years, Halma has managed to achieve an earnings growth rate of 15% per annum. If the company can repeat this performance during the next six years, earnings will double every five years. That implies investors are paying a 2030 P/E of just 10. On that basis, the stock looks to be good value at current levels.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 1 FTSE 100 share I’d buy in this market crash See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Journey through rugby – Richard Wigglesworth

first_imgI felt obliged to be as good as I could for the school, never mind myself. It was a very professional environment. From an early age I’d be doing fitness on a Monday and I thrived.I enjoyed doing the extra bits and still do now. I’d go home and work on my kicking and passing with my dad.The best two years I had were when I signed for Sale with some people from my school – Matt Parr, Andy Kyriacou and Warren Spragg – and we moved in together. You’re with your best mates playing rugby every day.I love Sale to bits but I felt there was something more in me and I’ve been proved right by last year’s move to Saracens.The move has worked out well but it was a huge change, especially with a little girl, Matilda. My wife, Lyndsey, who has just had our second child, Freddie, has been a huge support.The world cup has been thoroughly enjoyable on and off the field, even though I suffered massive peer pressure to do a bungee swing in Queenstown. I was petrified but finally told the guy running it just to push me off, as I knew I wouldn’t be able to make the jump myself!DID YOU KNOW?Wigglesworth is a passionate golfer. His family own a course and he’d like to have a single-figure handicapThis article appeared in the November 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visitcenter_img The left-handed Wigglesworth spent a long time learning how to pass of his right handNationality: EnglishAge: 28 (9 June 1983)Position: Scrum-halfBorn: BlackpoolRichard Wigglesworth is one of three scrum-halves England took to New Zealand as part of their World Cup squad. Here the Saracen takes us through his rugby journey…My hero is my father, Peter. He had a heart transplant years ago and is still going strong. My rugby career is down to him too. He discovered how good rugby was socially and physically when he started playing later on in his life, so he wanted that for his son too, tied in with going to a good school.Growing up in Blackpool, on a farm, I was made on football but my dad was keen for me to do different things, and rugby was one of those. I was annoyed when he first sent me to a rugby school, Kirkham Grammar, at 11. I wanted to go to a football school like the rest of my mates, but I soon learned to love the sport.I’m thankful for my dad’s judgement, as I wouldn’t have made the World Cup without him. I’m proof that you don’t need to play rugby all your life to make it as a professional and play for England.I headed straight for the rugby team on my first day of school. No one knew what was going on and in the trial I gave it a good go, dodged a few people and I was in the team. I thought, ‘What’s going on?!’I never stopped – all I was interested in was sport. I’d play football on Sunday mornings and rugby on Sunday afternoons and loved it.My break came in the club system as from school I got my chance at Fylde and later at Preston Grasshoppers, aged 16. Until then I was playing just for enjoyment, but then I began to think I had an outside chance of making a career of the game.I got a taste of England when called up for a couple of development days. That made me think I could give this sport a go. I looked around and thought, ‘I’m as good as anyone here’.Two coaches were critical in my move from outside-half to scrum-half, Brian Gornall and Aled Trenhaile at Kirkham. I didn’t really grow until I was 18 and I think that was part of the reason for switching me to No 9.From the start my passing was dominant off my left hand because I’m left-handed. So the process of changing positions meant I had to learn how to pass like a scrum-half off my right hand.My work ethic comes from my dad. He was a farmer and has worked all his life. Some of his work ethic must have rubbed off as I’d spend half my lunchtimes between the ages of 16 and 17 in the gym at Kirkham passing, passing and passing some more. That’s when something clicked.last_img read more

Praia da Torre / Sidney Quintela Architecture + Urban Planning

first_img “COPY” “COPY” Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891424/praia-da-torre-sq-plus-arquitetos-associados Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891424/praia-da-torre-sq-plus-arquitetos-associados Clipboard 2017 Praia da Torre / Sidney Quintela Architecture + Urban PlanningSave this projectSavePraia da Torre / Sidney Quintela Architecture + Urban Planning Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  468 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 44Curated by Pedro Vada Sharecenter_img Copy•Portugal Projects Portugal Architects: Sidney Quintela Architecture + Urban Planning Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Manufacturers: LEIKEN KITCHEN I MARCENARIA, LUZ E SOM, MEGA BOXSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. A large urban house with sea views, in a contemporary style and structured in reinforced concrete. Its location, a new subdivision, where there were no constructions. The condominium has rigid legislation that determines the implantation quota of the house and also maximum quota of the edification, whose indications limited the edification as for the right feet.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Basement floor planSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGWe opted for large glazed openings in the environments to break the height scale of the environments, in addition, the double right foot of the living contributed to the idea of high ceilings throughout the house. Great gaps have been designed to favour lighting and natural ventilation, as it is a country with more rigorous winter, the frames have thermal insulation.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Upper floor planSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Cross SectioinSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGWood, estremoz marble, brushed red ruffle stone (dark facade), fendi colour painting. The house is divided into: 3 floors, 4 suites, living, dining, home, gourmet, outbuildings.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessHip-Hop Architecture Camps Use Rap Music to Inspire a Diverse Generation of Future A…Architecture NewsCarlo Ratti’s Writing Robot Transforms Your Wall into an Artistic CanvasArchitecture News Share Praia da Torre / Sidney Quintela Architecture + Urban Planning CopyAbout this officeSidney Quintela Architecture + Urban PlanningOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsPortugalPublished on April 06, 2018Cite: “Praia da Torre / Sidney Quintela Architecture + Urban Planning” [Praia da Torre / Sidney Quintela Architecture + Urban Planning] 06 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore 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 Year: last_img read more

MS Ireland links up with B&Q

first_img  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Ireland Howard Lake | 1 July 2009 | News B&Q Ireland has agreed to adopt the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland as their Charity of the Year for 2009 and 2010.The partnership will involve a national fundraising drive in all nine B&Q stores in Ireland. Events planned for the year include collection weekends, family fun days and information days in all stores as well as all B&Q staff undertaking local and national fundraising activities.The partnership was recently launched at the MS Ireland Care and Respite Centre in Dublin, where the senior management team in B&Q Ireland had an opportunity to visit the MS Ireland 12 bedded centre. Advertisement MS Ireland links up with B&Qcenter_img Ron Metcalfe Regional Manager B&Q Ireland says:“B&Q is proud to be associated with the work of MS Ireland and the work it does for those affected by Multiple Sclerosis. We held a recent regional mangers meeting at the MS Care and Respite Centre and were able to see at first hand the fantastic work undertaken by the Society.”Craig Verdon B&Q’s General Manager for Naas says of their fundraising activities:“ B&Q Naas is delighted to be working with MS Ireland and we have already linked up with the local branch in Naas to help us better understand their work locally and how our fundraising will impact on people with MS in our community.”Paul Collins Fundraising Manager of MS Ireland said they had taken great care to link local B&Q stores to local MS Ireland branches to maximise fundraising efforts as well as letting B&Q staff and customers see at first hand how their support will help people locally.www.ms-ireland.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Home Flippers Cash in as Market Slides

first_img Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Sign up for DS News Daily While the pandemic turned lives upside down nationwide over the past year, the 2020 U.S. Home Flipping Report from ATTOM Data Solutions found that 241,630 single-family homes and condos in the U.S. were flipped in 2020, down 13.1% year-over-year from 2019 to the lowest point since 2016. ATTOM reported that the number of homes flipped in 2020 totaled 5.9% of all home sales in the nation during the year, down from 6.3% in 2019 to the same percentage seen in 2018.”Last year was a banner year for the U.S. housing market, with the apparent exception of the home-flipping business, which saw its fortunes slide a bit more in 2020,” said Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer at ATTOM Data Solutions. “Home flippers did still make a nice profit on investments that generally take around six months to turn around—just not as much as they did in the previous few years. It’s too early to know if that small slide was a sign of weakness in the broader housing market or just a bump in the road. We will know much more as we gauge other key market metrics in the coming months.”While flipping activity slid, gross profits and profit margins shifted in opposite directions, with profits rising in 2020, but profit margins dipped, the third consecutive year that returns on investments declined. Homes flipped in 2020 typically generated a gross profit of $66,300 nationwide (the difference between the median sales price and the median amount originally paid by investors), up 6.6% from $62,188 in 2019 to the highest point since at least 2005. But the typical gross flipping profit of $66,300 translated into just a 40.5% return-on-investment (ROI) compared to the original acquisition price. The 2020 ROI was off more than 10 percentage points from peaks over the past decade in 2016 and 2017. The 2020 figure also stood at the lowest point since 2011.Some of the biggest markets hit by the decline in flipping were found in the South and West regions, led by San Antonio, Texas (rate down 27.3%); Tuscaloosa, Alabama (down 25.7%); Santa Rosa, California (down 24.8%); Brownsville, Texas (down 24.1%) and Houston (down 22%).On the “flip” side, home flipping rates increased from 2019 to 2020 in 72 metro areas with the largest annual increases in Norwich, Connecticut (up 38.2%); Hartford, Connecticut (up 31.1%); Boulder, Colorado (up 29%); Albuquerque, New Mexico (up 26.9%); and Anchorage, Alaska (up 26.2%).Those looking to profit off the flipping market found the largest gross profits in the major metros of San Jose ($274,000); San Francisco ($171,000); Manhattan, N.Y. ($152,000); Los Angeles ($151,500); and San Diego ($147,750). The lowest gross-flipping profits among metro areas with a population of at least 1 million included Raleigh, North Carolina ($30,000); Houston ($37,174); San Antonio ($39,867); Las Vegas ($45,600); and Charlotte, North Carolina ($46,000).Click here to read more about ATTOM’s 2020 U.S. Home Flipping Report. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Eric C. Peck The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home Flippers Cash in as Market Slides Tagged with: ATTOM Data Solutions Home Flipping House Flipping return-on-investment (ROI) Todd Teta in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Home Flippers Cash in as Market Slides Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Forbearance Activity Dips Below 2.6M—a First Since April Next: The No. 1 Way to Win a Bidding War March 19, 2021 1,478 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles ATTOM Data Solutions Home Flipping House Flipping return-on-investment (ROI) Todd Teta 2021-03-19 Eric C. Pecklast_img read more

County Manager to meet unions over strike action

first_img County Manager to meet unions over strike action RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleDerry ‘laser pen’ man faces jailNext articleArranmore Lifeboat brings injured trawler man ashore News Highland Facebook By News Highland – January 22, 2010 WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ The County Manager Micheal McLoone is to meet local union representatives to discuss how their planned strike action will effect council services.Trade unions have informed served notice on public Sector employers across Donegal that from Monday its members will be engaging in a campaign of severe and wide ranging industrial action activity.As part of a nationwide programme of action against cuts in pay introduced by the government,  union members will refuse to work outside their contractural employement.Other aspects of the protest will be the refusal by members to operate with work associated with vacant posts, unfilled promotions or redeployments.The County Manager Michael McLoone says there will be some disruption as a result:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/mick1pm.mp3[/podcast]center_img Twitter Newsx Adverts Facebook Pinterest Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+last_img read more

Harley confirms he may leave FG over Mc Brearty speculation

first_img Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – April 3, 2019 Google+ Previous articleGardai commit to improving Twin Towns Text AlertNext articleTwo people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationscenter_img Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harley confirms he may leave FG over Mc Brearty speculation As speculation persists in the Stranorlar Municipal that Cllr Frank Mc Brearty may join Fine Gael and contest May’s local election for the party, sitting Councillor Martin Harley confirmed to Highland Radio today that he has not ruled out leaving the party and running as an independent.On the Nine til Noon show a short time ago, Cllr Harley confirmed he is aware there have been discussions between senior party officials and Cllr Mc Brearty, but neither he nor his running mate Garvan Connolly have been informed of what’s happening.He says in the event of the speculation being confirmed, he will meet with local branch and ask what they want to do, and stepping down from the party is one of the options.He told Greg Hughes that he only became aware of the speculation at the weekend…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/mhfmb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Man opens fire on crowd, shot by police outside Ice Cube concert

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — A disgruntled concertgoer was shot by police outside a concert by Ice Cube at Del Mar racetrack in San Diego on Sunday night.The San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide Unit said a man approached the ticket window at about 6:40 p.m. seeking entry to the show, but was told it was sold out. After getting into an argument, sheriff’s deputies responded and confronted the man.The man pulled out “a silver-plated semi-automatic handgun” and fired into a crowd outside the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the San Diego Sheriff’s Office said.Deputies returned fire, according to the sheriff’s office, and the man was struck.The injured man was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla in unknown condition, authorities said.No one else was injured.The Ice Cube concert went on as planned.Broadcasters calling a race live can be heard shouting, “There is gunfire at the track, there is gunfire at the track,” immediately after a race ends.In video posted by a person just inside the entrance to the track, two shots can be heard outside before a brief pause and then a succession of four quick shots. Though the shooting is not visible, the person filming can he heard saying, “He shot him, he shot him,” and concertgoers scatter away from the gunshots.Ice Cube was performing Sunday night as part of Del Mar’s Summer Concert Series. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack is one of the most famous horse racing tracks in the country.Admission to the concert was included in a ticket to the day’s racing, or $30 as a standalone ticket for the show, according to the show’s Facebook page.WFAN New York sports talk show host and horse racing enthusiast Mike Francesa tweeted he was at the track for the races and said it was “crazy.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Outrage grows over ‘troubling’ video showing NYC police ripping baby from mother’s arms

first_imgtzahiV/iStock(NEW YORK) — New York City police officers are coming under fire after a “troubling” video surfaced showing them ripping a baby from the arms of a mother who went to a social services office to apply for day-care vouchers so she could work, police and the woman’s relatives said.Jazmine Headley, 23, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, committing an act in a manner injurious to a child, criminal trespass and obstruction of governmental administration, according to the NYPD.She was booked into the Rikers Island jail and faces a first court hearing on Thursday.But Headley’s mother, who witnessed the arrest, claims city Human Resources Administration security guards and police officers were in the wrong and responsible for letting the incident escalate into pandemonium.“I was devastated to see something like that happen to my daughter and grandson,” Headley’s mother, Jacqueline Jenkins, told ABC New York station WABC-TV.Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a former police officer, said Monday morning that he plans to go to the social services office to investigate the incident and demand that all charges be immediately dropped against Headley.“Something’s terribly wrong when the most well-trained police department can’t resolve a dispute with a mother and child without looking like the President’s southern border strategy. We must do better,” Adams said in a statement posted on Facebook, referring to the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from parents caught illegally crossing the border.City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said in a tweet that the video was “hard to watch.”“This is unacceptable, appalling and heart breaking [sic],” he wrote. “I’d like to understand what transpired and how these officers or the NYPD justifies this.” This is unacceptable, appalling and heart breaking. I’d like to understand what transpired and how these officers or the NYPD justifies this. It’s hard to watch this video. https://t.co/5TPN03fHU6— Corey Johnson (@CoreyinNYC) December 9, 2018NYPD officials said in a statement that they were called to the city Human Resources Administration office in Brooklyn just before 1 p.m. on Friday.“The NYPD was called after office staff and HRA peace officers made unsuccessful attempts to remove this individual from the facility due to her disorderly conduct towards others, and for obstructing a hallway,” police said in a statement.Jenkins said her daughter went to the office to apply for day-care vouchers for her 1-year-old son Damone so that she could start work as a security guard. But when they arrived at the Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, facility, the waiting room was so crowded that there were no seats left for her daughter to use.She said her daughter and grandson sat on the floor and waited for about two hours.Jenkins said the HRA guards told her daughter she could not sit on the floor because she was blocking a hallway. When she refused to stand, a supervisor called the police, Jenkins said.A cell-phone video taken by Nyasia Ferguson, one of several taken by people who were also waiting at the office, shows at least three NYPD officers on top of Headley, who refused to let her child go.“They’re hurting my son! They’re hurting my son!” Headley is heard screaming in the video.One officer appeared to grab Damone and yank hard several times in an attempt to remove him from Headley’s arms. A crowd of people gathered around the officers yelling for them to stop and attempting to explain that Headley had not been bothering anyone.At one point, an officer is seen in the video pulling out a stun gun and appearing to point it at the crowd, ordering people to step back. The officer also appeared to point the stun gun at Headley, but it was never deployed, the video shows.“I was just disgusted and scared,” Ferguson told WABC. “I thought the cops [are] supposed to help you — they just straight up came and attacked the lady.”Police were eventually able to wrest the baby away and place Headley under arrest. The child was turned over to Jenkins.The NYPD called the incident “troubling” and said the encounter was “under review.” The statement said the review will include all available video that captured the incident.Police officials said the HRA guards were the ones who initially took Headly to the floor when she refused to leave.“NYPD officers then attempted to place her under arrest. She refused to comply with officers’ orders, and was then taken into custody,” according to the NYPD statement.Police said no one was hurt in the confrontation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

e-business toolbox

first_img Depending on which statistic you believe, there are anything from 60 to 100 million web sites in the world. The big question is, how do you ensure that your site is visited, revisited, and used as intended? In other words how can you stand out from the crowd? What follows is the top 20 ways to ensure the success of any site.1 Loyalty The so called “stickiness” is what glues visitors to the site and makes them want to return. If you don’t engage with your visitors/customers/ people on an emotional level you will disappear.2 Build communities The value of a company is largely determined by total people feeling “involved”. A successful e-business is not just about the volume of traffic.3 Contact Make sure that people can engage directly with you through the site, whether it is to communicate or purchase. Sites that end with an address or phone number are losers.4 Content Less is more: content should be focused rather than contain reams of rubbish.5 Simplicity Can you draw an A4 mind-map of your site and how it all interacts? If you can’t, then it’s too complex.6 Trendsetting Avoid going with the flow or using tired, old techniques – be pioneering and make your site stand out.7 Branding Your URL and brand should be attention-grabbing. It also needs to appeal on an emotional level.8 International outlook Your site is global from day one, so it should act like it is. Avoid parochialism.9 Be up to date Visitors demand immediacy from a site, so ensure you move with the times. If you do not, it will become a picture frozen in time, not a web site.10 Alliances You should forge alliances and interaction with other sites and companies. It should not simply hold referral URLs.11 Have universal appeal Some of the most successful business sites have sections for kids. Companies can learn a great deal from the best designed and most frequently visited children’s sites.12 Technology Leading edge technology stands out, so be prepared to invest in the latest and the best.13 Rewarding Customers need to get more out of the site than they put in.14 Niche markets Does the site target a specialist area? If not, you’ll join the rapidly growing list of dotcom failures.15 Participation There should be provision for visitors to participate in the design of the site.16 Viral marketing Ensure your site has the ability for a visitor to recommend it to a friend.17 Navigation and clarity The design must be simple and the site easy to get around. Access to any area must be no more than three mouse clicks away.18 Speed If the download time of the site is slow, the number of hits will go down and business will be lost.19 Reliability If it isn’t 100 per cent, you need to change your host provider. Check immediately!20 Search engines Search engines. Is your site on search engine lists? Make sure it is and use techniques to make sure your site comes first.Source: David Taylor, president of the association of IT directors, Certus. Based on 60 interviews with chief executives, IT directors and teenagers Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. e-business toolboxOn 8 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more