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These 3 shares climbed in November. Which is my best share to buy now?

By on July 5, 2021

first_img 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares These 3 shares climbed in November. Which is my best share to buy now? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Alan Oscroft | Monday, 30th November, 2020 | More on: CINE EZJ HMSO 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 Alan Oscroft It’s hard enough deciding the best shares to buy at the best of times. And it’s been even harder throughout most of 2020. I’m examining three today that have rebounded in November, and I’ll pick the one share I’d buy now.November championMy first selection is one of November’s champions. It’s Cineworld (LSE: CINE), whose share price has rocketed 125% in the month. That’s clearly on the back of recent successes from Covid-19 vaccine trials. A successful vaccine seems to be about the only thing that could get people flocking back to cinemas.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…Do I rate Cineworld among the best shares to buy now? First, I need perspective. November might have been a cracking month for Cineworld shareholders, but the price is still down nearly 75% since the start of the year. I think it will be a good few months yet before cinemas are allowed to reopen, and I suspect many people will still be wary for a while after that.Meanwhile, new deals being cut with movie makers are less favourable for cinema chains. They’re making new films increasingly likely to transfer to streaming services more quickly than ever. No, Cineworld is not my best share to buy.Getting back to flyingNext, I’m turning to another ‘bums on seats’ company. This time it’s budget airline easyJet (LSE: EZJ), up 65% in November. That’s not as big a leap as Cineworld, but then easyJet shares haven’t suffered as badly. The easyJet price is down 40% in 2020 and, with hindsight, wasn’t the best share to buy at the start of 2020.I think easyJet’s in a better position, as there really is no competition for airline travel when it comes to any kind of distance. I suspect passenger levels won’t get back to pre-pandemic levels for some time after covid subsides. The aviation industry, though, clearly has a long-term future.But airlines have never been among my best shares to buy. In fact, I’ve always had them on my worst-shares-to-buy list, as they’ve little differentiation other than price and are hostage to too many external factors. I wouldn’t buy easyJet.My best share to buy nowMy pick is Hammerson (LSE: HMSO), which I admit is more than a little contrarian, and risky. Why? Well, Hammerson is a real estate investment trust (REIT), with significant interests in shopping centres and retail parks. Am I crazy? Maybe.Hammerson has risen the least of the three in November, at just 32%. And it’s the hardest hit in 2020, down a whopping 84%. There are plenty of potential downsides too, as my Motley Fool colleague Rupert Hargreaves has insightfully pointed out. But rent collection has started to improve, though the second-wave lockdown will have hampered that. And a new capital raise is certainly possible.But, with a pandemic solution on the horizon, I think all Hammerson needs to do is survive for a few more months. And I think it will. I definitely wouldn’t rate it as one of the best shares to buy of all time, not by far. But I’m tempted to go for a small investment, with a five-year horizon. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

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Watch the tries as Ireland struggle to see off Italy in Rome

By on June 23, 2021

first_imgThe stats show that Italy outscored Ireland in line breaks (6-4), offloads (6-4) and dominant tackles (19-10), as well as achieving 56% territory – the third match in succession that Ireland have lost the territory battle. Ireland also conceded 18 turnovers.As befits a sunny day, both teams chucked the ball around and the ‘metres carried’ figures – 780 Italy, 1,009 Ireland – were exceptionally high. Dave Kilcoyne, regarded as only third choice in Ireland’s loosehead rankings, made 17 carries and more than 100 metres.Ireland conceded nine penalties by the finish (to Italy’s 14) and you can be sure that Schmidt will want that figure going south when the French visit Dublin in a fortnight’s time. Ireland extend Italy’s record losing run with a scruffy 26-16 Six Nations win in Rome The bonus-point try arrived 14 minutes from time when Ireland’s driving maul – probably the most effective part of their game on the day – resulted in scrum-half Murray stretching out to dot down.Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll, watching from the ITV studio, highlighted his country’s 16 handling errors. “That was a very lethargic performance. They look low in confidence,” he said. “The half-backs are not playing anything like they did last year and that’s having a knock-on effect on the rest of the team.” There had been little hint of the travails to come when Connacht lock Quinn Roux crossed under the posts 11 minutes in.Tommaso Allan replied with a penalty but international rugby is an unforgiving arena, as Ireland’s second try illustrated. From the restart, the ball sailed over the Italy lifting pod that only half-hoisted Dean Budd in the air and, as Azzurri players dithered, Stockdale snapped up the loose ball and dashed down the left-hand touchline for his 14th try in just 17 Tests. “That is inexcusable for this level,” said O’Driscoll. Ireland had conceded five penalties in that first half – very uncharacteristic of world rugby’s most disciplined team – but with skipper Peter O’Mahony taking the lead, they tightened up their game and began to win the collisions that earlier went against them.Earls’s try – his eighth against Italy, equalling the record by an Irishman against a single opponent – settled the nerves and a break from the Irish wing should have created a second try for Stockdale, but the ball went to ground.Man of the Match: not for the first time, Peter O’Mahony rose to the occasion when needed (Getty)It was that sort of performance by Ireland, the accuracy not quite there. Murray’s try sealed the result and in the final play Stockdale burst out of his 22 after a missed penalty by replacement Ian McKinley that would have given Italy a deserved losing bonus point. Again, the pass went to ground and the final whistle brought a muted response, neither side happy.Italy coach Conor O’Shea praised the intensity and ambition of his team. “You saw heart, you saw desire, we just need the execution,” he said. “It’s another result, another statistic. Hopefully people are seeing that this is not an Italy that’s going to roll over.”Ever hopeful: some Italy supporters enjoy the sunshine ahead of the match at Stadio Olimpico (Inpho)Early in the game, Ireland put centres Chris Farrell and Bundee Aki into an attacking lineout – but the throw went astray and the opportunity was lost. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Italy’s purple patch came in the ten minutes before the break. They were playing with eye-catching ambition, making excellent yardage in the outside channels, and eventually a long pass by Allan put Edoardo Padavani over for his third try in as many Tests.Trailing 12-11, Italy sent the home crowd wild with a long-range score that began with Tito Tebaldi’s breakout and ended with Luca Morisi getting over near the opposite corner. Amazing turnover and break by Tito Tebaldi Luca Morisi dives over to put @federugby into the lead and send the crowd wild #ITAvIRE #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/vxNkvwzHST— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 24, 2019 We needed that: Irish players congratulate Keith Earls after his try puts the visitors ahead (Inpho) Ireland set an attacking lineout with 2 centres in it!#itavire pic.twitter.com/xkxxF4eB38— rugby (@theblitzdefence) February 24, 2019Murray took over goalkicking duties during the match after another physical ‘battering’ for Johnny Sexton, who finished the match with his right thigh heavily strapped. Sexton’s late withdrawal enabled Connacht fly-half Jack Carty to come on for his Test debut.Ireland’s next match is at home to France on Sunday 10 March and you have to think the performance may concern them more than the result. They can only reach 19 points, which among other things means that for Ireland to retain the title, England must fail to pick up bonus-point wins against Italy and Scotland at Twickenham.Not his day: Johnny Sexton, his thigh strapped, looks on after being replaced late in the match (Getty)Ireland’s extraordinary results of 2018, which included a Grand Slam, a series win in Australia and a first defeat of the All Blacks on home soil, are looking a distant memory.They remain second in the world but with a lot of improvement needed to justify calls that they can win the World Cup next autumn. If this was a test of their strength in depth, you would be hard pushed to say they passed it. — Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 24, 2019Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. HIGHLIGHTS: @federugby 16-26 @irishrugbyFour-try Ireland recover from half-time deficit to defeat Italy in Rome #ITAvIRE #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/8xBJeaUnkm Watch the tries as Ireland struggle to see off Italy in RomeDefending champions Ireland stayed in contention for the Guinness Six Nations title with a scruffy 26-16 defeat of Italy, for whom this was their 20th consecutive defeat in the championship. Ireland climb to third in the table but remain long shots to retain the title they won with a Grand Slam last March.Tries by Quinn Roux, Jacob Stockdale, Keith Earls and Conor Murray ensured Joe Schmidt’s team collected the bonus-point victory that many expected to be a formality, but for long periods an Irish win was in serious doubt.Indeed, Italy turned round 16-12 to the good and threatening to replicate their solitary Six Nations win over the men in green six years ago. Ireland, having made numerous changes to their pack, struggled to produce the quick ruck ball that is a hallmark of Schmidt teams and their lineout wobbled, with four of their throws going astray.Keith Earls, with his 29th Test try – drawing him equal third in Ireland’s all-time list – nudged Ireland ahead on 50 minutes and the Azzurri seemed to tire in the final quarter.last_img read more

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Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday set for February 26

By on June 20, 2021

first_imgEpiscopal Relief & Development Sunday set for February 26 Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Episcopal Relief & Development] Congregations around the Episcopal Church are invited to commemorate Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on February 26.  At the 2009 General Convention, Lent was designated as a time to remember and support the organization’s work worldwide.  Many congregations will do so on the first Sunday in Lent, though the day may be observed on any other Sunday during Lent or throughout the year.  Resources and more information are available online through www.er-d.org/Lent/.“This special Sunday is an opportunity for congregations to connect to Episcopal Relief & Development and its mission,” said Rob Radtke, the agency’s President.  “As a compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to suffering worldwide, the organization seeks to empower local communities to overcome poverty, hunger, disaster and disease, build up the Body of Christ, and express Christian solidarity with our global brothers and sisters.  Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday is an occasion for all Episcopalians to consider how they can make a positive impact in the lives of others, through supporting life-giving programs and advocating for social justice within the Church.”During this Lenten season, Episcopal Relief & Development is placing a particular focus on malaria prevention and education through the NetsforLife® program partnership and the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund.  Donations made in connection with Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday and the organization’s Lenten resources will benefit these initiatives.  The NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund is a grassroots effort to educate, engage and unite Episcopalians to support the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and join the fight against malaria. The goal of the campaign is to build awareness about the disease and how it can be prevented, and raise $5 million for NetsforLife® by December 2012.“We are excited and grateful that more than 2,600 churches have become actively engaged in local efforts to support the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund,” said Joy Shigaki, Director of the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund and Church Campaigns for Episcopal Relief & Development. “We hope that the special Lenten focus on malaria and NetsforLife® will help strengthen those efforts and invite other congregations to take part in this important Church-wide campaign.”Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2012 Lenten Meditations booklets, available online in English and Spanish at www.er-d.org/Lent, encourage readers to reflect on the need for physical healing in the world, and on the opportunity for spiritual healing during Lent. Those wishing to receive daily email meditations in both languages may sign up online. Booklets are also available in print from Episcopal Media Center; regular and expedited shipping options are available.  A variety of additional materials to support Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday, including hope chests, prayer cards and a bulletin insert, are available on the organization’s website. 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Campaign builds to free Rev. Pinkney

By on June 15, 2021

first_imgBerrien County support for Pinkney, Dec. 15.WW photo: Abayomi AzikiweMichigan political prisoner the Rev. Edward Pinkney, now being held in Jackson State Prison, remains in good spirits despite the racist injustice that has landed him there. He was sentenced to up to 10 years for supposedly changing the dates on five signatures on a petition to recall Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower.No material or circumstantial evidence was presented at the trial that would implicate Pinkney in the purported five felonies. Many believe that Pinkney, a Berrien County activist and leader of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), is being punished by local authorities for opposing the corporate plans of Whirlpool Corp., headquartered in Benton Harbor.In 2012, Pinkney and BANCO led an “Occupy the PGA [Professional Golfers’ Association of America]” demonstration against a world-renowned golf tournament held at the newly created Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. The course was carved out of Jean Klock Park, which had been donated to the city of Benton Harbor decades ago.Berrien County officials were determined to defeat the recall campaign against Mayor Hightower, who opposed a program that would have taxed local corporations in order to create jobs and improve conditions in Benton Harbor, a majority African-American municipality. Like other Michigan cities, it has been devastated by widespread poverty and unemployment.Statements of support pour InThis is not Pinkney’s first imprisonment for political activities. In 2007, he was convicted in a second trial — the first ended in a hung jury — for “mishandling” absentee ballots during a recall election involving two Benton Harbor city commissioners. The election results, which would have removed the officials, were overturned after criminal charges were filed against the BANCO leader.Pinkney was sentenced to one year under house arrest and four more years of probation. Later in 2007, he was charged with violating the terms of the sentence by allegedly threatening a judge in Berrien County.The threat charge stemmed from an article he wrote in the People’s Tribune newspaper, based in Chicago, in which he quoted scriptures from the Old Testament. He was sentenced to three to 10 years. The charges were overturned in late 2008 by the Michigan Court of Appeals after Pinkney received widespread support from civil liberties, ecumenical and academic communities across the country. He was released at the end of 2008 and successfully completed his probation, returning to full-time activism in Berrien County.In 2008, while still in prison, Pinkney had run for Congress on the Green Party ticket in Michigan. He received 3,500 votes in a challenge to Fred Upton, a Republican incumbent and heir to Whirlpool corporate wealth.A statement issued on Dec. 17 by Green Party Watch says: “The overt targeting of an African-American activist for a politically motivated prosecution is reminiscent of recent episodes involving Chuck Turner and Elston McCowan, both Greens who challenged the power structures in their communities. In a system where police officers regularly kill unarmed African-American men without facing trial, it is especially galling that the same system sentences an African-American activist to up to 10 years imprisonment on trumped-up, politically motivated charges.”Black Agenda Report, a well-known media outlet opposing the corporate influence over African-American politics in the U.S., wrote in a Dec. 17 editorial: “This may seem like an Old Jim Crow story, about a preacher from a small, mostly Black town who wanted only to help his people through the voting process, but is set upon by backward whites determined to maintain their monopoly on political power. And, it is true; Old Man Jim Crow is alive and well on the banks of Lake Michigan.”It continues: “But it is the New Jim Crow, the Mass Black Incarceration State, that has snatched 66-year-old Rev. Pinkney away to what could become life in prison. The judge and prosecutor said that Pinkney’s 12 past and present felony convictions make him a career criminal, even though each count stems from an elections process. The Old Jim Crow would have unapologetically sent Pinkney to the chain gang for being an uppity Black man, but the New Jim Crow simply piled on a bunch of felonies to put him away as a serial criminal, allowing the system to claim that race had nothing to do with it.”A national conference call was held on Dec. 18 to build a defense campaign. Former Vermont state senator, Ben-Zion Ptashnik, initiated the call through the People Demanding Action organization.The conference call included activists from the clergy, electoral reform organizers, former Green Party candidates, progressive Democrats, the People’s Tribune newspaper, the Moratorium NOW! Coalition and others. It provided an update on the case and made plans to publicize the plight of Rev. Pinkney and the people of Berrien County, recruit a legal team and raise funds to proceed with an appeal.Ptashnik and Victoria Collier wrote on truth-out.org on Dec. 16: “Concerned activists and clergy associated with People Demanding Action, a national social justice organization, are circulating a petition to ministers and various organizations. The petition is to be forwarded to the U.S. Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder, asking for an investigation into the circumstances of Pinkney’s trial and sentencing.”To sign the petition in support of the Rev. Edward Pinkney, log on to tinyurl.com/ps4lwyn. Contributions for Rev. Pinkney’s defense can be sent to BANCO at 1940 Union St., Benton Harbor, MI 49022.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Rising number of students reporting mental health issues

By on June 13, 2021

first_imgFort Worth residents talk election results over breakfast Twitter Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ The Counseling and Mental Health Center provide a variety of professional services including counseling, medication management, consultation, and referrals. Services are available to all current TCU students. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Twitter Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: November 14, 2017Next articleWomen’s cross country places 7th at NCAA Regional Championship Abbey Block RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ballet Frontier of Texas wows in Nutcracker performance ReddIt Women in STEM: bias and bridging the gap Abbey Block TAGSlongformmental healthwellness Facebook printIn the spring semester of his first year at TCU, Matthew Dedden purposely stepped into oncoming traffic.Dedden was drunk and had felt depressed for months. He hadn’t planned to hurt himself, but under the influence of alcohol, that’s what he tried to do.Dedden’s friends pulled him away from the cars before he could get hurt, but the suicide attempt showed Dedden that he needed to get professional help for the anxiety and depression he had experienced since coming to TCU.“There was definitely an underlying reason I took that step,” he said. “I was so depressed and I felt that I had nowhere to go.”Dedden experienced periods of anxiety during high school, but the issue got worse when he came to college.“Growing up, I had a life that was pretty easy,” he said. “I never really had tough situations where my anxiety and depression [came] out.”Dedden’s experience is not uncommon on college campuses, where an increased number of students need assistance with their mental health, said Yvonne Giovanis, assistant director of the TCU Wellness Center.A survey found 95 percent of directors of college counseling centers reported a significant increase in severe psychological problems among their students.The TCU Counseling and Mental Health Center sees 10 to 15 percent of the student body each year, said Eric Wood, assistant director of counseling and mental health.Wood added that the increase in the number of students who are reporting mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression, may actually be caused by an increase in the number of students seeking help- not by an increase in the overall prevalence of these concerns.“I feel like there’s more students who are open to acknowledging that they’re struggling,” Giovanis said. “They’re seeking help.”Although both intermittent sadness and stress are common among college students, when these feelings become pervasive and consuming, students may be facing a mental health concern, Giovanis said.“There are always going to be challenges,” she said. “The key is being able to manage the challenges of daily living. A student who is doing well in mental health is able to cope and figure out how to balance things.”Giovanis added that pressures such as academic demands and the financial burden of paying for college can increase mental health concerns among students.“Knowing the cost of college puts a bit of a burden on students,” she said. “If they or their parents are putting $60,000 a year toward the end goal, this is not something they feel like they can fail at.”The fear of failure contributed to a cycle of anxiety that impacted the academic success of Kristen Pirkey, a senior nursing major.While taking tests, Pirkey said her anxiety would become so severe that she felt as if she “blacked out.” Even when she knew the material she was being tested over, Pirkey’s anxiety prevented her from reading and thinking through the questions.“I really didn’t have any sort of reasoning,” she said. “I knew I was there, but I was not absorbing any of the information that I was reading.”According to the National College Health Assessment, 12.2 percent of students felt “tremendous stress” within the last 12 months. (Photo by Abbey Block.)Pirkey’s test anxiety became so pervasive that it eventually began to impact her life outside the classroom.“Almost every day, I would be in constant turmoil,” she said. “Whenever I woke up, I was stressed and I would be overwhelmed and worked up.”The anxiety even impacted Pirkey’s ability to sleep, socialize and caused her to question whether or not she had chosen to the right major.“I finally found something that I’m passionate about and I’m working my hardest to be what I want to be, and my anxiety is holding me back,” she said. “I would start questioning and asking if I’m not doing well in school; is this really my passion? Anxiety tears you down.”After being encouraged by her adviser to seek help for her anxiety, Pirkey went to her doctor and started taking medication to alleviate the symptoms.Since starting the medication in the spring of 2017, Pirkey said her anxiety has decreased and her grades have improved.“On a test, even if I don’t know the answer, I actually have a thought process and can make a logical guess,” she said. “I would not have been able to do that last semester.”More students are coming to college with some kind of mental health diagnosis, which may also account for the increased number of college students who report mental health concerns, Giovanis said.This was the case for Savannah Rae Hale, whose depression and anxiety started in middle school.“Ever since then, the more apparent side effects come in waves,” she said. “It results in a panic attack where I can’t think, start to hyperventilate or just need to cry until it all stops.”According to Wood, a combination of stressors can cause increased mental health concerns for students when they first come to college.“For first-year students, it’s the first time where pretty much everything in their life is changing,” he said. “At the same time, physically their brain is developing. On top of that, you’re going to have the college stress that is inherent with the demands of school, trying to find social connections and all of that is going to hit at the same time.”Dedden said he wasn’t fully prepared to handle the challenges of college when he came to TCU because he was far from the support system of his family.“When you come to college, you have to handle life on your own,” he said. “I think there’s a lot of pressures that you’re introduced to when you’re on your own, so it’s really difficult to cope with those things and make sense of all of those decisions that you’re trying to make.”Rebekah Stutheit, a senior religion and communication studies double major, said she realized she had anxiety during her freshman year.“It started because adapting to being in college was a really strenuous experience,” she said. “On top of that, I was sexually assaulted during my freshman year.”Stutheit added that her anxiety progressively worsened and she started having recurring nightmares and panic attacks. Her panic attacks could be triggered by an upsetting event and then would “snowball into the feeling of not being able to breathe and not being able to move or do anything about it.”Stutheit’s anxiety became so debilitating that there was a three-week period during her sophomore year when she could barely leave her bed.“That’s when my friends pushed me to get help because they noticed that it was such a deep spiral down from where I had been,” she said.Stutheit started going to the counseling center and said that although she still has difficult days, her anxiety has drastically improved.“I don’t have anxiety attacks as often and I’ve learned ways to cope with it when I do,” she said. “I still have my bad days where I feel like I can’t get out of bed, but even on those days, I know how to handle where I’m at.”It’s easier to treat depression and anxiety in college than in later adulthood, according to Wood. (Photo by Abbey Block.)Anxiety is more commonly reported by students, but depression is still a major problem that can manifest itself in many different ways, Wood said.Across the country, more than one in three undergraduate students said they felt so depressed it was difficult to function, according to the National College Health Assessment. One out of ten have considered attempting suicide.“For someone who’s depressed, everything feels overwhelming,” Giovanis said. “Everything feels dark and all your senses feel muted.”While facing depression during her first year at TCU, it was a daily battle to find the motivation to go to class, study and socialize, said Briar Hill, a junior psychology major.After class, Hill said she would go straight to bed and stay there for hours, which caused both her grades and health to suffer.“It got to the point where I wasn’t even sleeping anymore; I was just looking at the ceiling and doing nothing,” she said.Hill went to her doctor who prescribed an antidepressant, but the medication was not properly monitored.“Over time, I realized I still wasn’t happy, so I tried to find other things to make me happy, but nothing really helped,” she said. “It got to a point where I realized my life wasn’t worth living, so I tried to commit suicide.”“It just got the point where I felt like it would be better off if I just didn’t try anymore,” she added.For Hill, suicide felt like an escape.Wood said that the desire to escape overpowering feelings or pain is often the main reason college students attempt suicide.“They feel so overwhelmed with a lot of pressures and don’t know a way out,” he said. “At that age, they don’t really want to die; they’re just saying, ‘I want to get rid of the pain and cope.’”Hill’s ex-boyfriend stopped the suicide attempt and called her parents. Hill spent three days in the hospital and her medication was regulated. She eventually decided to take a year off from school to continue to regain control and spend time with her mom who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer.Hill said she tried to hide her anxiety and depression from her friends and family because she feared she would be stereotyped and stigmatized.“I wanted people to think I was okay,” she said. “I’m typically a very optimistic person, so being in those situations where I felt worthless was not something I had experienced before I came to college. It was hard to ask for help.”Even though the stigma surrounding mental health has improved over the years, there is still work to be done to educate the people about the true nature of mental health, Giovanis said.“Nowadays, words like depressed, panic attack and anxiety still make people raise their eyebrows,” Hale said.“Many think that people with mental health concerns are ‘crazy’ or that ‘something is wrong with them,’” Hill said.These labels are hard to overcome, said Jasmine Thompson, a senior criminal justice major who dealt with depression throughout high school and college.“Labels make people feel small and make people feel like they are stuck with the condition,” she said. “If you call someone depressed, they may feel they will be depressed forever. If you say someone has depression, they may feel that it’s treatable.”Mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression, are considered medical conditions that can be treated with the proper medical care, Wood said.“A mental health concern is no different than a heart condition — it’s a health problem,” said Jamie Dulle, an assistant dean of Campus Life. “Just because we can’t see the hidden injury doesn’t mean that it’s not there.”When experiencing mental health concerns there are “actual changes in the brain structure and hormones,” Giovanis said.She added that bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are mental health concerns that are less commonly talked about.“Those are the two where the onset is actually highly likely in this age group if someone is going to start exhibiting symptoms,” Giovanis said. “They tend to be more impactful and a lot of the times, the medication treatments are not as straightforward.”She also said that because bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are less common among students, they are more often stigmatized and misunderstood.“I’m not faking anymore,” Dedden said. “I’ve found ways to cope and I really want to give back and help people.” (Photo courtesy of Matthew Dedden.)Educating people about mental health is an important step in de-stigmatizing the topic, said Thompson.After receiving treatment for his depression and anxiety, Dedden wanted to use his experiences to educate and help others who may be facing mental health concerns. He became an orientation leader and shared his story with incoming first-year students.“I wanted them to realize how important it is to focus on your mental health,” he said. “It’s nothing to be ashamed of, so I’m willing to talk about it.” + posts Fort Worth girl searches for a bone marrow donor Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Linkedinlast_img read more

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Algeria: media increasingly under pressure as presidential election approaches

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first_img May 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information May 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News April 29, 2021 Find out more Four journalists with the pro-government daily Le Temps d’Algérie were suspended without warning on 19 November in a dispute sparked by a Facebook post by one of the four, Aissa Moussi, criticizing a front page claim that there was “unanimity on the need” for Algerians to “vote en masse.” He also accused the management of “dictating a shameful editorial line” and said he had been censored for weeks.In a show of solidarity, Moussi’s colleagues refused to put that day’s issue to bed, with the result that the management accused them of “behaviour causing prejudice to the company.” The journalists responsible for the front page then walked out, with the result that yesterday’s issue did not appear, and four journalists were banned from entering the building.On 17 November, Linda Hamed, a news presenter with Alger Channel 3 public TV, resigned under a clause guaranteeing journalists the right not to have to go against their beliefs. She told RSF she took this decision after the management asked her to read a report about the coming presidential election that had been rewritten.“We urge the Algerian authorities to respect media pluralism and the need for debate during the campaign for the 12 December presidential election, said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “We also urge the authorities not to obstruct the work of the media and to respect the undertakings that they themselves have given at both the national and international levels.”Press freedom and the freedom to inform are, in theory, guaranteed by the Algerian constitution, which the People’s National Assembly adopted on 7 February 2016. In 1989, Algeria ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, article 19 of which protects freedom of expression.RSF invites Algerian journalists to read its Handbook for Journalists during Elections, which it published jointly with the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) in 2015. It offers practical advice that could help them during this sensitive moment in Algeria’s political life.Algeria is ranked 141st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence WomenInternetFreedom of expression RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the fact that Algerian journalists are under growing pressure from their bosses to portray the coming presidential election favourably although most Algerians oppose it. The authorities must respect journalistic pluralism and debate during the election campaign, RSF said. Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria to go further Follow the news on Algeria November 22, 2019 Algeria: media increasingly under pressure as presidential election approaches News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence WomenInternetFreedom of expression Newslast_img read more

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Foyle MP calls for new North West Enterprise Zone

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first_imgNews Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+center_img Pinterest Foyle MP Mark Durkan says it’s time to refocus the campaign for a new North West Enterprise Zone incorporating parts of Derry, Donegal and Tyrone.At the weekend, Northern Secretary Owen Paterson said such zones are a devolved responsibility in Northern Ireland, but there’s been much more rapid progress in England, Scotland and Wales.Mark Durkan says this reinforces his long held belief that rather than focussing on corporation tax and competing with the Republic, the Northern administration should be pushing to establish a proper North West Enterprise Zone, with Derry at its centre.He says much preparatory work has been done, now it’s time for action…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/mdurk830.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSoccer – Kildrum Into Fai Senior Cup 2nd RoundNext articleThe Irish Wind Energy Association express concern at 1km separation distance News Highland WhatsApp Foyle MP calls for new North West Enterprise Zone Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – April 3, 2012 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Hundreds gather in Derry making end of walk in memory of Lyra McKee

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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – May 27, 2019 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday May 27thNext articleDerry’s hopes of retaining EA Sports Cup live on after beating Finn Harps News Highland Google+ Google+ Pinterest Hundreds of people have gathered in Derry for a rally marking the end of a three-day peace walk in memory of Lyra McKee.The 29 year-old journalist was shot dead by dissident republicans while reporting on rioting in the city last month.Demonstrators have walked from Belfast, near where her funeral was held, to a square in Derry. Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twittercenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Hundreds gather in Derry making end of walk in memory of Lyra McKee WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Women Studies Adjunct Assistant Professor

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first_imgSalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Minimum Qualifications Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Special Requirements General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument Assignment Responsibilities Conditions Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2969 Position Summary The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Posting NumberF00177P Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiterComunidad All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. 1. Have a master’s degree in women’s studies OR the equivalent ORMaster’s in one of the disciplines included in theinterdisciplinary area and upper division or graduate course workin at least one other constituent discipline; OR, hold a CaliforniaCommunity College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area;OR, the equivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Work Schedule Posting Date Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs.center_img Total Hrs per Week/Day Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation5. Letter of Interest**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight ofthe posting closing date. Closing Date The Institution Application Instructions Physical Demands How and where to apply Posting Details Open ContinuouslyYes LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Department Location Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Job Posting TitleWomen Studies Adjunct Assistant Professor AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. 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Controversial Cowley CCTV approved

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first_imgControversial plans to install CCTV cameras along Cowley Road have finally been approved following years of conflict between city authorities and residents groups.In a meeting held between City Councillors and police last week, it was agreed that 4 wireless CCTV cameras would be set up at strategic points along Cowley Road, statistically Oxford’s most crime-ridden area.The cameras will cost around £48,000, plus installation, and the University will be asked to contribute.OUSU President Martin McCluskey, who led a campaign in support of CCTV in the area, claimed to be happy with the decision. “It’s not exactly what we wanted but we’re happy we’ve managed to find a compromise solution. What we hope to do is make people feel safer in the area.” he said.  In Thames Valley Police’s original proposal, backed by McCluskey, they asked for 8 cameras to be set up along the road, rather than the final 4. The long-running campaign to get CCTV in Cowley road came partly in response to statistics showing it to be the worst affected area of Oxford for crime. According to Thames Valley Police, there have been 900 instances of violent crime in the area in the year April 2006-7, which is home to approximately 3000 students and a number of popular student venues such as the Carling Academy.The plans have come under heavy criticism from Counsellor Nuala Ann Young, Chairman of the East Area parliament, who accused them of interfering with residents’ civil liberties.“It [CCTV footage] could be in the wrong hands. This government has already taken away our civil liberties, condoning torture, having to get police permission to demonstrate within a mile of parliament, they even arrested a woman for reading out names of people killed in Iraq outside 10 Downing Street, so this is a worry. The fact that the UK have more CCTV than Australia and Africa combined, and London has more than the whole of the United States is something we need to think about very seriously,” she said. Many students living in the area have, however, voiced their support for the decision. Ashni Shah of University College saw it as a positive step towards making Cowley safer for students. “I’m really happy with the plans because at the moment Cowley’s really quite scary, walking home at night with druggies and people with bike-clippers and peoples’ houses being broken into. A guy I know had two bikes stolen in a week. There’s a lot of illegal activity in Cowley and it’s dangerous. I’d say every other student home has a story, like someone breaking in,” she said.  Daniel Woods, also a Cowley resident, supported the plans. “I’m broadly in favour of more CCTV in Cowley. It does bother me a lot being on CCTV but it does make me feel significantly safer, so I think it’s a fair-trade to make,” he said.  It is hoped that the cameras will be installed in early 2008.last_img read more

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