2 UK shares I’d buy now for my 2020 Stocks and Shares ISA

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 2 UK shares I’d buy now for my 2020 Stocks and Shares ISA jonathansmith1 owns shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group and Rightmove. 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. Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Jonathan Smith 2020 is well over half way through, with plenty happening to move the stock market so far this year. There are several risk events for the months to come, some of which I’ve written about here. But as well as risks, the movements in the market present some great opportunities for long-term investors to buy UK shares right now. Doing so could enable larger returns than normal, due to the depressed levels of some share prices after the stock market crash. With that in mind, below are two of my favorite UK shares I’d buy now.Making use of a Stocks and Shares ISAI house any UK shares I buy within my ISA. This is to allow me to benefit from not having to pay capital gains tax. When I sell any stock in my ISA, I get to keep 100% of the sale value. This means no capital gains tax on my profits, ultimately rewarding me for when I make a good call. For this year, the allocation is £20,000, so there’s plenty of scope there to buy and hold good UK shares that you like.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…UK shares I’d buy nowThe first stock I’m keen on is Rightmove. The online property portal is well known to the public, and generates revenue from the estate agents themselves. However, this revenue dried up during the first half of the year due to the coronavirus. In a recent trading statement for H1, Rightmove said that revenue fell 34% and operating profit 43%. Yet with recent announcements regarding a stamp duty holiday, and lockdown easing allowing viewings again, I think the tide could turn quickly. That’s why I’d be buying shares right now, in anticipation of much stronger results in the second half of the year.The second UK share I’d buy now is Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY). There’s a lot of commentary put out regarding the bank, which isn’t surprising considering it’s one of the most traded stocks on the FTSE 100. The first half of the year was tough for Lloyds. Large bad loan provisions had to be made and set aside due to the virus. Consumer spending significantly dried up, and as a UK bank with a primary focus on the retail market, this was bad news. The share price is at levels not seen since 2012, having fallen below 30p a few weeks back. In a similar way to Rightmove, I think the tide could turn very quickly for Lloyds. Consumer spending is already showing signs of picking up. June retail sales data showed an all-time record increase from the previous month, which was another record in itself. If consumers continue to spend more, then this should have a positive knock-on impact for Lloyds.Why buy now?Even if you weren’t planning a large investment, I’d still suggest investing now. The stock market moves and digests information very quickly. The two stocks mentioned above could see a move higher in the short term as other investors come to the same conclusions I have. Ultimately, this could eat into your potential profits as you’d have to buy the stock at a higher price that you can at the moment.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Jonathan Smith | Monday, 10th August, 2020 | More on: LLOY RMV last_img read more

‘Today feels like a miracle’ for same-sex couples in two…

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group ‘Today feels like a miracle’ for same-sex couples in two Dallas parishes Twenty-four marriages get recognition and blessing after years of waiting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Human Sexuality, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ General Convention, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 22, 2019 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group President of the House of Deputies, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Resolution B012, Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img General Convention 2018, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Some of the 15 couples renewing their vows and having their marriages blessed Jan. 19 at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in north Dallas sing during the evening service. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Dallas] The talk over the weekend in two Episcopal Diocese of Dallas parishes was of history being made, dreams coming true and miracles happening as 24 same-sex couples received what they had longed for: their home church’s recognition and blessing.“For a lot of years, you and I have been told that our relationships are not worthy of celebration, are not worthy of God’s love, not worthy of God’s blessing,” said retired Diocese of New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson in his sermon at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in the first of the two services the weekend of Jan. 19-20 to bless couples who had to leave the diocese to get married, or be married in civil ceremonies, because the diocesan bishop opposes same-sex marriage.“Today we put that aside forever,” Robinson told the 15 Transfiguration couples. “We know it is not true, and our lives will show it. This day may feel like a miracle to you, and that’s because it is. Thanks be to God.”A miracle was happening in their midst, retired Diocese of New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson told the nine same-sex couples who were renewing their vows and having their marriages blessed Jan. 20 at the Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Dallas. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe following day, Robinson reiterated that sense of the miraculous at the Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, where nine couples participated in a similar service. He called those expressions of unworthiness “a perversion of God’s love.”Robinson, the Christian church’s first openly gay, partnered bishop, told the St. Thomas congregation that he was elected in 2003 just weeks before the United States Supreme Court struck down Texas’ anti-sodomy law. Lawrence v. Texas effectively meant states could no longer count same-sex sexual activity as a crime. The decision paved the way for the 2015 Supreme Court decision, known as Obergefell v. Hodges and Consolidated Cases, that said same-sex couples have a constitutional right to be married.Ten of the 24 couples had been married in civil services while 14 had had church weddings, mostly in other Episcopal churches. The liturgies at the two churches recognized that difference. Those with civil marriages asked for the blessing of God and the church on their unions, pledging, in the words of the St. Thomas service, “to fulfill the obligations which Christian marriage demands.” The other 14 gave thanks for God’s blessing received during their liturgical marriages and renewed the vows that they made.Then, all of them together had their marriages, and their rings, blessed.Having their wedding rings blessed was part of the services for the 15 same-sex couples at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and the nine at the Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“Many of you in this congregation have been waiting a very long time for this moment,” Robinson said during his Transfiguration sermon. LGBTQ people “have been waiting since time began.”“And we get to be the generation where it happens,” he said, fighting back tears.The weekend services took place after Transfiguration and St. Thomas, along with Episcopal Church of the Ascension, said they wanted to perform same-sex marriages under a 2018 General Convention compromise with Dallas Bishop George Sumner and seven other conservative diocesan bishops. The bishops had refused to authorize two trial-use marriage rites that were approved by General Convention in 2015 and required couples wanting to use them to be married outside their diocese and away from their home church.In 2018, when convention approved Resolution B012 to give same-sex couples unfettered access to those rites in all of its domestic dioceses, Sumner and some of the conservative bishops interpreted the resolution to mean they had to appoint another bishop to provide some sort of supervision or pastoral support of that access. Such supervision is only required for straight couples in cases of remarriage when the divorced spouse is still living.Sumner decided that he could not be in a pastoral relationship with parishes that wished to perform same-sex marriages. He negotiated with Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith to provide Delegated Episcopal Pastoral Oversight, or DEPO, to those parishes, relinquishing oversight but not diocesan authority. (More information about the 2018 compromise and its impact is here).Brooke Robb sorts M&Ms Jan. 19 as she assembles rainbow-themed centerpieces for the reception at the Church of the Transfiguration. Robb, a lifelong member of “the Fig,” as some call the church, recalled that the parish raised up the first woman priest in the diocese, the Rev. Gwen Buehrens. The parish has always been a leader on issues of inclusion, she said, adding she was glad that same-sex couples could finally be formally recognized by the parish. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“We are aiming to live out ‘communion across difference’ with all charity and respect,” Sumner told Episcopal News Service in an email Jan. 19.Smith, who met with leaders of the three parishes the previous weekend, wrote to ENS that he believes B012 “provides a provisional and contingent way forward, as our church seeks a balance between theological diversity and the unity which most Episcopalians desire.”Smith called Sumner “gracious in welcoming me to Dallas and clear about his continuing desire to care for the three parishes entrusted to my pastoral and spiritual oversight.”“We are both, I have found, committed to showing generosity toward one another, so necessary if DEPO is to work,” the Missouri bishop said. “And I want all that I undertake to be both clear in purpose and transparent in all the particulars, for the sake of the parishes, the Diocese of Dallas, and the whole of our church.”Fred Ellis, a St. Thomas member and longtime LGBTQ advocate, told ENS just before the Jan. 20 service there that Sumner has “made every effort to make this as seamless as possible.”“We’ve come a long way in this diocese,” Ellis said. “We’re able to talk to each other now without rancor and without the vitriol that previously occurred.”Both Transfiguration and St. Thomas decided to live into the access granted by B012 by first recognizing couples whose marriages were caught up in the diocese’s prior refusal to authorize the rites in any way. The Rev. Paul Klitzke, Ascension’s rector, told ENS that members there did not feel the need for such a service. Instead, same-sex couples who until now had been unable to even have their anniversaries blessed were all invited to join in the parish’s tradition of giving those blessings on the first Sunday of each month. Those blessings first happened on the First Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2, the day when B012 became effective.“The biggest heartbreak for us with this was that we had a really faithful couple who were here every week, sat in the front row, were really excited about the outcome of General Convention, and one of them died this fall,” Klitzke said. “We were expectant and hopeful, and I think they would have been out marking the new era because they would likely have been married now. Probably, this month we would have had a wedding service for them; instead last fall, we had a funeral.”The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president, acknowledged in letters to both parishes that the historic celebrations “cannot fully compensate for the sadness of being unable to be married in your own church.”She told the couples that “Episcopalians rejoice with you that justice has finally come” to their parishes. She said faithful LGBTQ Episcopalians “for too long have been asked to bear the burden of the church’s historic struggle to embrace the Gospel’s promise of inclusion.”In her letter to St. Thomas, Jennings echoed a theme of both services when she remembered “with particular gratitude the saints who labored for decades to bring God’s justice to God’s church, including those who went on before us without seeing their dream come true today.”Each of the Transfiguration couples could order their favorite cake and frosting for their individual “wedding cake.” Some further customized the cakes with toppers reflecting their interests. Each cake was displayed with the couple’s photo and a place card noting the date and location of their marriage. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceBeth Ann Hotchko told ENS that she and her wife, Sandra Kay Potter, were married three times in different parts of the country as U.S. laws changed. She said she appreciated the leaders of The Episcopal Church who crafted Resolution B012, which she said brought Transfiguration to “a place where we don’t have to rely on our bishop to say yes or no, we have alternatives.”The Rev. J.D. Godwin spent decades at Transfiguration, first as an assistant beginning in 1982, and then as rector from the fall of 2000 until leaving in March 2013. For all of that time, his partner, David Stinson, was with him. “For the first 18 years, we were very quiet,” Godwin told ENS before a rehearsal on Jan. 18. However, Godwin said, it was during the search that led to his being called as rector that the vestry understood and accepted the relationship.The two men were married in 2012 in a United Church of Christ congregation in Davenport, Iowa. To be able to come back to Transfiguration and be among the 15 couples to renew their marriage vows “is just awesome, it’s heartwarming, it’s just incredible,” Godwin said.“And, I am so sorry for the years that people didn’t get this opportunity. I look back at the numbers of people who are rejoicing on another shore.”The Rev. Casey Shobe, Godwin’s successor, told ENS that being able to offer such a service “really does feel like a dream coming true.” Shobe testified at convention and was deeply involved in the work by deputies and others that resulted in the passage of B012. Robinson described him “as astounding in his passion for justice, even when he doesn’t have a pony in this race.”Shobe in his interview with ENS said he hoped that the publicity the service received tells the rest of Dallas that “there is a Christian church in this community that really does believe in the equality of all, and that the inclusion of LGBTQ persons in Christian churches is no longer a fringe issue, something only done by a radical subset.”Here is how the Dallas Morning News covered the Transfiguration service.Shobe was involved in the development of a website called “Dear General Convention” that included videos and written stories about people who, prior to Resolution B012, could not be married in that diocese. The aim was to convince bishops and deputies to ensure full access to the rites. He said the site will eventually become a thank-you to the convention for its passage of B012. The organizers want to show “how grateful we are that the leaders of The Episcopal Church listened to our stories and heard our appeal and understood our hurt and our needs and helped to solve this problem,” he said.St. Thomas members David Flick and Bob Moos were part of that appeal and were among the couples who renewed their vows on Jan. 20. In a Dear General Convention video, Flick and Moos told the story of when Flick received a bad report during his struggle with prostate cancer and how glad they were to have the support of St. Thomas clergy and members.“The church was with us in the worst of times, and it never seemed right to me that they couldn’t be with us in happy times as well,” Moos said after the service.Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle members David Flick, left, and Bob Moos take a turn at cutting the cake at a reception following the Jan. 20 service there. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe couple have been together since 1997 and were married in 2015 at the Church of St. Mary of the Harbor in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Some St. Thomas members went with them to Cape Cod for the service, “but it’s not the same as being surrounded by your fellow parishioners (in your home church). I felt bad about that. I felt like a second-class Episcopalian,” Moos said through tears.John Touhey, who renewed his vows with John Lambert during the St. Thomas service, said his sense of not being welcome in The Episcopal Church had driven him to a Universal Unitarian congregation. “If they’re not going to keep up with me, why should I stay in a church where I am not accepted,” Touhey said of his decision.The Rev. Joy Daley, who served at Transfiguration as a deacon and priest before becoming St. Thomas’ rector in 2014, told ENS that, over the years, she found herself “sending people off to this church or that justice of the peace” to be married. Often, those couples would ask if she could bless their rings before their marriage elsewhere. “It always struck me as strange: I can bless these objects but not this beautiful relationship that God has brought into being?”Daley, who testified during the B012 debate at convention, said she wants the rest of The Episcopal Church to know that the weekend of celebrations in Dallas means “love wins. If you don’t give up standing up for what you know that God has called you to, that faithfulness will ultimately be rewarded. You never know when and how.”“I just feel grateful that in my time here, all that pain that I have seen people go through, that I have been able to be here for this day is a true blessing,” Daley said. “All those long meetings and frustration that people here have had to live with, that day has finally passed.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Same-Sex Marriage Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

Death threats to journalist “very worrying”

first_img Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti May 5, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats to journalist “very worrying” Organisation HaïtiAmericas News October 11, 2019 Find out more November 14, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Haïti June 11, 2019 Find out more Another journalist murdered in Haiticenter_img News RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice News Reporters Without Borders said today it was “very worried” about death threats made to leading Haitian journalist Liliane Pierre-Paul, programme chief and news show presenter on Radio Kiskeya.A letter arrived at the radio station on 30 April containing a 12 mm cartridge and a written demand for her to read each day for the next week a statement calling for France to pay Haiti an indemnity of $21.7 billion, the sum President Jean-Bertrand Aristide recently asked France to pay to compensate for the 90 million francs indemnity it imposed on Haiti in 1838 in exchange for recognition of Haiti’s independence. The letter also threatened to attack French citizens.”These threats to one of the most prominent figures in the privately-owned media are extremely serious, especially because of the general climate of impunity in the country,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Since the threats seem to come from organisations considered close to the ruling Lavalas party, we will hold the authorities responsible before the world if anything happens to her,” he said.The letter Pierre-Paul got bore the names of the grassroots organisations Domi Nan Bwa, Cercueil, Bale Wouze, Bœuf, Pilate and Tête-ciel. The first three are close to Fanmi Lavalas and Domi Nan Bwa claimed responsibility for the December 2001 murder in the southwestern town of Petit-Goâve of radio station Echo 2000 journalist Brignol Lindor after opposition figures had taken part in programme he hosted. Reporters Without Borders considers these groups that threaten journalists to be unofficial armed militias with the job of targeting government critics and opponents.Pierre-Paul also received death threats in January 2001, when two pro-Aristide grassroots leaders, Paul Raymond and René Civil, called for her elimination because her name was on a list of what they claimed were members of a planned opposition-backed government. Radio Kiskeya itself has been threatened several times. The station was forced to suspend broadcasting last September after it got word that someone intended to burn it down. Nearly 30 Haitian journalists have fled abroad in the past three years after being threatened by Aristide supporters and two journalists have been murdered. As a result, Aristide has been put on the Reporters Without Borders worldwide list of 42 predators of press freedom HaïtiAmericas to go furtherlast_img read more

President Trump to offer his private condolences to Bush family in Blair House visit

first_imgABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday will offer their condolences to the “wonderful” Bush family during a private visit to the Blair House on Tuesday, the president announced by tweet.The president also said that Melania Trump will be giving former first lady Laura Bush a tour of the White House Christmas decorations Tuesday.At the invitation of the Trump White House, former President George W. Bush and his close family are staying at the presidential guest house while in Washington for the official state events surrounding the late President George H.W. Bush’s funeral.Trump’s visit with the Bush family on Tuesday will be the first public interaction between Trump and the Bush family since his inauguration.“The elegance & precision of the last two days have been remarkable!” President Trump writes in his tweet, complimenting the official proceedings which have been closely planned between the Bush team and Trump White House.The president and first lady made a trip to the U.S. Capitol Monday night to pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush, who is lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda ahead of the state funeral Wednesday. The Trumps will attend but he is not scheduled to speak.A person familiar with the arrangements said the Bush team and Trump White House have been in close contact in planning an eventual funeral for the elder President Bush for months, marking a departure from what has been a long-running feud between President Trump and the Bush family.During the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Trump mocked former primary rival Jeb Bush as “low energy” and has also been fiercely critical of former President George W. Bush, even once describing him as the “worst” president in U.S. history.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

A pragmatic way to teach science

first_imgEleven-year-old Juan Nazario had a problem. He had to create a device that moved a potato six feet while using the least amount of force possible.To make matters worse, Vikki Irvin-Kent, the “owner” of the mythical potato chip factory for which Nazario worked, hovered nearby and kept tabs on his progress. Fortunately, Nazario had Jorge Pozo and Anindita Basu, scientists from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), on hand to help.Nazario and Irvin-Kent, who in real life is Nazario’s science teacher, were playing out an engineering scenario to help fifth graders learn basic engineering concepts involving simple machines.To move his potato, Nazario used a wheel and axle, an inclined plane, and a pulley, trying out four designs over the last six weeks. On Saturday, he and about 60 other fifth graders who have designed similar machines will be at Harvard with their parents to demonstrate what they’ve learned and what they’ve built.Pozo, a research and education specialist with the school, and Basu, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of David Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, are among seven volunteers who have been helping as part of a SEAS outreach program to the Hennigan Elementary School in Jamaica Plain. The program is part of a broader outreach effort led by Kathryn Hollar, director of educational programs for SEAS, that brings Harvard science to local public schools to nurture students’ natural desires to invent and to ignite their interest in scientific discovery.“We’re here trying to get students to learn more by doing with their hands,” Pozo said. “By us showing them, they know what a simple machine is, they know what an inclined plane is, a pulley …”Nazario’s class was the first of three for Pozo and Basu during a recent visit. The project helps students with MCAS test preparation, bolstering book learning with hands-on reinforcement.Hennigan School principal Maria Cordon said the partnership with Harvard is part of a broader strategy at the school to convey a sense of college readiness that brings the elementary school and university students into regular interaction, so the youngsters come to see college as a place they might be some day. It also aligns with Harvard Public Affairs & Communications’ role in cultivating relationships between local schools and Harvard faculty, students, and staff to support teaching and learning.In addition to acting as role models for Hennigan students, the SEAS scientists and engineers provide Irving-Kent with expertise. As a science teacher, Irvin-Kent said, she welcomes the help with engineering concepts. She also welcomes the help teaching. As Pozo and Basu work with small groups or individual students, Irving-Kent is free to move around the room and look for others who need her.“This is what engineering is; this is great,” Irving-Kent said. “It opens their eyes to new things.”To prepare for the exercise, the students studied simple machines for several weeks and then designed their own. They had to build their machines out of materials provided by the class. Some working alone, some in teams, the students used plastic wheels and small pulleys, string, duct tape, piles of books, stools, and plastic cafeteria trays to move their potatoes — represented by plastic paint bottles — the required distance.Along the way, Pozo, Basu, and others from Harvard asked questions, offered advice, and lent helping hands, as when Pozo hurriedly cut a hole in a cardboard box at Nazario’s direction, as he rushed toward completion moments before Irvin-Kent asked for a demonstration.Pozo, the first in his family to go to college and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who was wounded while helping a comrade to safety, said that because his background is similar to theirs, it helps the children relate to him and see that college is within their reach.“I was just like them,” Pozo said. “The opportunities are there, if you want them.”last_img read more

Syracuse football to host Wagner, an FCS opponent, in September 2018

first_img Published on June 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm Contact: [email protected] | @jtbloss Syracuse will host Wagner on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, the schools announced Monday, finalizing SU’s nonconference schedule for the 2018 season. Wagner, located in Staten Island, New York, competes in the FCS, the tier below FBS, in which SU competes. The Seahawks finished 6-5 last season. The Orange has faced the them just once program history, winning a 2013 bout in the Carrier Dome, 54-0.“This game fits with our philosophy of putting together a schedule which collectively balances our non-conference opponents and ACC opponents,” Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in a statement.    Here’s the rest of SU’s 2018 schedule, with the specifics of Atlantic Coast Conference games expected to be announced in January:Sept. 1 at Western MichiganAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSept. 8 vs. WagnerSept. 29 vs. ConnecticutNov. 17 at Notre DameACC home games: Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, NC StateACC away games: Boston College, Clemson, Pittsburgh, Wake ForestSyracuse opens the 2017 campaign Sept. 1 in the Carrier Dome. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Black History in the City of Miramar!

first_imgMIRAMAR, Florida – Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis invites the community to join the City for a month-long celebration of Black History during February which is also Reggae Month.The City has various family-friendly events planned for residents to gather, learn and reflect on the accomplishments, history, culture and contributions of Black Americans in Miramar and throughout our nation’s history.View the events below:last_img

Round-up: Signings close for Chelsea and QPR

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Bertrand Traore has completed a move from Chelsea to Lyon.The Burkina Faso international, 21, joined Chelsea in 2013 and impressed when given a chance in the first team.However, he did not feature under Antonio Conte, spending last season on loan at Ajax.Forward Traore has signed a five-year contract with the French champions, who have paid Chelsea around £8.8m. Bakayoko signing closeEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea are close to completing the signing of France international Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.The 22-year-old midfielder is among Chelsea’s top transfer targets this summer and is expected to finalise his move in the coming days.Bakayoko joined Monaco from Rennes in 2014 and made his France debut in March. England Under-19 squad namedEmbed from Getty ImagesSix Chelsea players have been named in England’s squad for next month’s European Under-19 Championship in Georgia.They include Reece James (pictured), who was part of the squad that won the Toulon Tournament earlier this month.Trevoh Chalobah, Jay Dasilva, Jacob Maddox, Mason Mount and Dujon Sterling have also been called up, as have Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Tayo Edun.England will begin their Group B campaign against Bulgaria on Monday 3 July and will also face Netherlands and Germany. Scowen agrees terms with QPRJosh Scowen has agreed personal terms with QPR.The midfielder, 24, is available on a Bosman free transfer and looks set to complete a move to Loftus Road when his Barnsley contract expires at the end of the month.Rangers recently offered a contract to Scowen, who is keen to move this summer.He has accepted the offer, paving the way for a return south after two-and-a-half years with Barnsley.The Hertfordshire-born Scowen joined the Tykes from Wycombe in January 2015 and has made 96 league appearances for them, scoring 10 goals. Talks over Bowler continueEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR and Everton remain in talks over the possible sale of Josh Bowler.West London Sport recently revealed that Rangers had turned down an offer from Everton for Bowler, subsequently revealed that they would offer him a new contract and later that their offer had been rejected.Bowler’s refusal to sign a new deal left Rangers resigned to losing the 18-year-old winger and talks with Everton have therefore continued.He is under contract until the summer of 2018, having signed an 18-month deal in February this year.Sky Sports News HQ, meanwhile, believe a deal is close to being agreed. R’s looking to offload BorysiukEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR are looking to tie up a deal for Ariel Borysiuk to leave on a permanent basis. The Poland international, signed from Legia Warsaw last summer, failed to impress R’s boss Ian Holloway and was made available in January.He returned to his former club Lechia Gdańsk on loan for the remainder of the season. They appear to be interested in keeping him, while other clubs have been made aware of his availability.Rangers are in talks with Blackburn over the potential sale of Ben Gladwin, while a number of clubs are interested in Michael Doughty, including Peterborough United.Gladwin, Doughty and Borysiuk were all left out of the QPR squad that travelled to Portugal at the weekend for a pre-season training camp.last_img read more

Stanley Cup takes center stage at San Jose City Hall

first_imgThe Sharks have been trying for more than a quarter-century to bring the Stanley Cup to San Jose.But in a rare local appearance, the Cup was in the Rotunda at City Hall on Tuesday as part of the lead up to the NHL’s All-Star Game festivities this weekend around downtown.Visitors were was invited to get their photo taken with the Cup, which dates back more than 125 years and is considered by many to be the hardest championship trophy to win in all of sports.The Cup was originally 7.28 inches …last_img

Logan Webb enjoys best outing of young career, Giants win Bruce Bochy’s final road game

first_imgATLANTA — Of the 36 active players on the Giants’ roster, no one has had a greater chance to make an impression on the team’s top decision-makers in September than rookie starter Logan Webb.At 22, the organization’s top pitching prospect is the youngest member of the Giants’ team and a player the front office is hoping it can count on to enjoy a breakout season in 2020.If Sunday’s outing is a sign of what’s to … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img