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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Peter Stephens Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Investing money in real estate investment trusts (REITs) could be a sound means of obtaining a generous passive income. In some cases, their prices have fallen in recent months so that they now offer high yields relative to other income-producing assets.Furthermore, investing in a REIT provides significant diversification and risk reduction. The wide range of properties they hold means that an investor is less reliant on a small number of assets for their income, which is often not the case with direct property investment.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…In the long run, REITs could offer worthwhile capital returns as investor confidence improves and the economic outlook strengthens.Making a passive incomeThe yields on offer from REITs are relatively appealing at a time when it is increasingly difficult to make a passive income elsewhere. The uncertain economic outlook has led many companies to reduce or even cancel their dividend payouts. Many others could follow in the coming months.Meanwhile, low interest rates mean that other income-producing assets such as cash and bonds offer returns that are lower than inflation in some cases. Therefore, holding them could lead to a loss of spending power in the coming years that negatively impacts an investor’s financial prospects.As such, buying a range of REITs today could be a simple means of obtaining a worthwhile passive income. Many of them have a long track record of dividend growth that could prove to be relatively resilient in the coming years.Reducing risksSome investors may have previously bought property directly to make a passive income. While this may have been a successful strategy, it can carry a significant amount of risk. The high cost of property means that building a diverse portfolio is a difficult aim for most investors. Therefore, they become reliant on a small number of assets for their income.By contrast, a REIT has a vast amount of assets. Often, they operate in different segments, such as leisure, retail and office properties. And, many REITs have exposure to different regions that further reduces their overall risk. This high level of diversification could mean that an investor enjoys a more robust income return that is less volatile over the long run.Capital growth possibilitiesSince many REITs offer generous passive incomes while interest rates are low, they could become more popular in future. This could be the spark that drives their share prices higher and lead to capital growth for investors.With the economic outlook being challenging at the present time, many REITs may also trade on low valuations. This may further improve their return prospects, and allow investors to benefit from their growth opportunities as well as their generous income return. As such, I’m thinking of buying REITs now and holding them for the long run. 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. Enter Your Email Address Lazy landlords: Why I’d buy REITs to make a passive income Peter Stephens | Thursday, 29th October, 2020
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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today for passive income Conor Coyle | Monday, 8th February, 2021 | More on: LGEN VOD 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Creating a passive income stream essentially means making money without having to do any work — or at least not having to do additional work after it’s set up.By investing in FTSE 100 shares with solid dividend yields, I can generate passive income without having to do much other than hold the investment. That said, I would always consider the long-term growth prospects of the share, as well as the yield. I think there’s little point in generating those yields if the value of the investment goes down.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…With that considered, here are two Footsie shares I’d buy today. I see them both as stable and able to generate impressive dividends.Legal & GeneralAs a growth investor, I look to buy companies with strong and stable track records. I also like to see a business model with steady demand. FTSE 100 insurer Legal & General Group (LSE:LGEN) ticks a lot of boxes for me.The LGEN share price has recovered well since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it still trades 17% down compared with last February.Regardless of previous performance in the market, I’m really encouraged by the insurance firm’s profit guidance. Legal & General says its operating profit for 2020 is expected to be the same as 2019. While it’s not growth, given the year that it was, I don’t see it as a bad result.What is more worrying is the company’s dividend news. Legal & General announced late last year that the dividend would remain flat and not increase as had been previously expected.However, the current dividend still provides a yield of just under 7% — a very attractive prospect. As part of the same update in November, Legal & General also detailed a five-year plan to return to dividend growth from 2021. This supports my assessment that the insurance giant is a stable, well-managed outfit.VodafoneAnother popular income stock I’d consider adding to my portfolio or Stocks and Shares ISA is telecommunications provider Vodafone Group (LSE:VOD).It’s another FTSE 100 share that has recovered during the most recent stock market rally, with its share price rising more than 26% in the last three months. That said, in the last 12 months it has lost around 8% of its value.Vodafone has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 27, which a lot of investors may consider to be too expensive. However, with a dividend yield of almost 6% the company continues to provide one of the best payouts to investors in the Footsie.But how has business been for Vodafone? In a trading update last week, the company announced it had returned to service growth after strong performance in its biggest market, Germany. Organic service revenue rose to €9.36bn (£8.3bn) in the three months to the end of December. This 0.4% rise mirrored a 0.4% drop in the previous quarter. There were declines in some other markets, particularly in Italy, where operating profit fell 7.8% for the quarter.But I see enough value in Vodafone’s dividend, in addition to a return to growth in its biggest market, to see it as a solid income stock. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter City Council Meeting previewBack in November of 2016, Florida voters approved Amendment 2 — Expand Medical Marijuana. The amendment calls for legalizing medical marijuana for individuals with specific debilitating diseases or conditions as determined by a licensed state physician. It is also designed to require the Florida Department of Health to register and regulate marijuana production and distribution centers.In response to Amendment 2, local cities like Apopka, Winter Garden, and Winter Park, chose moratoriums, and outright bans against medical marijuana. However, in a surprising vote last month, Orange County commissioners unanimously to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county. Altamonte Springs also voted in a to support the Amendment.And with the Orange County, and Altamonte Springs votes, Apopka Commissioner Kyle Becker believes its time to revisit the City Council’s vote to ban medical marijuana.“I respectfully ask this Council to re-contemplate the ban on medical marijuana within the city limits of Apopka,” wrote Becker to the City Council in a letter dated December 8th, 2017. “My request comes as a result of new developments which have occurred impacting one of the primary reasons this Council voted to support a ban. The Board of Orange County Commissioners and City of Altamonte Springs, both immediate neighbors, have recently decided not to implement similar bans. It was these anticipated bans that led staff, and many on this Council, to believe a burden would befall our city by way of increased density of these types of businesses.”Commissioner Kyle BeckerBecker, the lone Council member against the Apopka ban, has added this issue to today’s City Council meeting as part of the City Council Reports section. Now armed with the Orange County vote, and a neighboring municipality, he thinks it’s time for Apopka to follow suit.“The fact these bans did not come to fruition is a significant pivot which I believe warrants additional conversation. During the public hearing, I made my opinions on medical marijuana very clear. I believe medical marijuana to be much more beneficial to our responsible residents who depend on it as a safer alternative to legal opioids in their treatment of severe and sometimes terminal health ailments, than the unfortunate few who will undoubtedly attempt to abuse it.”He also cites a statewide vote with 71% support for Amendment 2 as evidence that this is the will of the people.“The fact is our electorate voted overwhelmingly to support this amendment to our state constitution and entrusted our elected leadership to implement it in a fair and disciplined manner. While I fully support and defend our home rule powers as municipal leaders, I also respect the efforts our colleagues in Tallahassee made in drafting a thoughtful and clear law governing the safe implementation of medical marijuana cultivation and dispensing across the state of Florida. While I personally support a broad acceptance of legally licensed medical marijuana businesses, I fully respect the concerns expressed by you, my colleagues, during the debate.”In his letter, Becker also references a vote taken in 2015 by the Apopka City Council that anticipated the coming of marijuana cultivation and dispensing.“Prior to my installment as Commissioner of Seat 4, members of this Council voted to approve Ordinance 2388 in 2015, designating geographic regions within our city in which cultivation and dispensing would be permitted, and it is in the spirit of that ordinance and prior support I hope to modify for our immediate purposes. The most noteworthy change would be to amend the language from reference to “medical marijuana dispensaries” as a specific entity to “licensed businesses dispensing medical marijuana”. This would allow any business, pharmacy or medical marijuana dispensary, to dispense medical marijuana in the previously referenced and supported geographic areas which possess a valid license issued by the state of Florida.”He also believes his alterations to the Ordinance would answer many of the concerns of the Council during the previous discussions and debates.“My proposed revisions would also allow for greater residential buffers in accordance with state law, and retain processes to treat licensed businesses intending to dispense medical marijuana as a special exception in commercial, industrial, and agricultural districts within the approved geographic locations. This approach allows for case by case flexibility, yet provides practical limitations to thwart perceptions that growth in this market could become out of control.”The Apopka City Council meeting is tonight at 7 PM at the Council Chambers of the Apopka City Hall – 120 East Main Street in Apopka 32703. Bravo Mama Kia , my sentiments exactly, keep the bars and clubs out of Apopka , yes on the Medical Marijuana dispensaries, if we don’t you can bet they will set up right at the county lines, just like the one and only bar on 436, and we won’t have any control at all. December 20, 2017 at 11:14 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 I want you to know I am not against alcohol. I happen to drink myself also. However, there are certain things that need to be carefully considered when legislators pass ordinances that greatly affect the safety and welfare of its residents. They that pass these amendments are opening a can of worms! Please, I urge you to come to the Apopka City Council meeting, which will be tonight, at 7pm….Wed. Dec. 20th, 2017, and fill out a speaker card and give to the city clerk before the council meeting starts, and speak out against the alcohol amendments that they plan on passing on the final reading tonight. Stand up for what is right in this city! It is not just their city, this city belongs to all of us who live here, work here, and do and have businesses here…..XOXOXOXOXOXOXs!!! Reply My husband also lost a uncle, that was his mother’s brother, that we both loved and cherished, to a drunk driver. His uncle was killed heading home back to Sanford, after being at my husband parent’s place, where he lived back then in Sanford, and was on that road that I believe is 435, not sure, but the one that goes to Mt. Plymouth that passes by the Mt. Plymouth homes subdivision near where the Wekiva Parkway or 429 comes across and they are doing all the construction work there now…. December 20, 2017 at 1:01 pm Please enter your name here Reply December 20, 2017 at 11:01 am December 20, 2017 at 11:45 am Good job Mr Becker! If Apopka does not join in, everyone around us will benefit except Apopka. And, it’s my understanding that there are nurseries in Apopka that are going to be providing the product. Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Reply Reply December 20, 2017 at 1:06 pm Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. That’s mama mia James1958 Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply When my husband and I got the news of his uncle’s death, we both happened to be at my mom’s home. My husband’s dad came to my mom’s to see if we were there, and told us what had happened. Now, my husband’s father was known around area, as one very tough and hard working man, not emotional at all, but that day he had tears in his eyes….I had never ever saw my father-in-law cry until that day…….. The Anatomy of Fear December 20, 2017 at 11:53 am December 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia You can ask around at the council, before the meeting starts, as to where to get your speaker card to fill out, to hand to the city clerk before the meeting starts, someone will show you how. I am certain there will be various speakers there FOR the alcohol amendments, so if you are AGAINST these alcohol amendments that will greatly expand alcohol establishments all over the city limits, and put us residents at a greater risk of drunk drivers please come and voice your opposition! Reply December 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm December 20, 2017 at 11:12 am Latest news from Channel 6 Orlando at noon news ….a well known country singer has just been arrested in Lake County, Florida for a DUI or maybe it’s DWI, not sure which, coming from a bar in Tavares…..get ready Apopka! December 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm […] Becker calls for Apopka City Council to re-visit Medical Marijuana ban The Apopka VoiceFull coverage […] And while I agree with Commissioner Becker on this issue of the medical marijuana, I totally disagree with Commissioner Becker on his vote at the Dec. 6th first reading of amending the alcohol ordinance, to allow for alcohol establishments right next to churches, daycares, government building, and amending the footage to allow alcohol establishments much closer from 750 foot buffers down to 500 foot buffers closer to where your children go to schools!! Not good, not good for this city, this will open the door for all kinds of expansion into all types of alcohol and all types of alcohol establishments all over this city…..it is not a” quality of life improvement” for this city at all! We do not need to end up like places in Orange County that have these very same laws like out on South Orange Blossom Trail for example! Get ready Apopka for seedy and sleazy! Apopka banned medical marijuana dispensaries, but sure wants to allow expanded alcohol all over this city! Wrong for a family oriented city! We have places where drinking of alcohol is allowed, but to place them and allow for them, right next to sacred churches, and daycares, and closer to schools….a big fat NO! Please come to the city council and voice your opposition if you do not approve the amendments to our cities’ alcohol ordinance. They also want to amend it to allow alcohol sales at 7am, that was 11am on Sundays to respect the churches, 7am daily in fact, and 2am cutoffs that I believe was 12am …..is the other parts of the amendments….I ask for your help, as they are a hard- headed bunch up there sitting in those council seats, that do not listen to their residents’ wishes, have their minds made up before even listening to the residents that vote for them or (maybe against them, in the near future)….. just like the marijuana issue, they didn’t listen!…..the alcohol establishment have a right to exist of course, but not jammed right next to other places not compatible! Reply Reply December 21, 2017 at 5:26 am December 20, 2017 at 12:13 pm Mama Mia Becker calls for Apopka City Council to re-visit Medical Marijuana ban – C4 FL I think Commissioner Becker has a very valid point to ask for this issue of the medical marijuana dispensaries to be considered in the City of Apopka municipal boundaries, and for the ban to be revoked, and a plan for them to be allowed, to be discussed, and implemented. I understand that Longwood and Groveland are the latest cities I have heard of that are going to further look into and figure out what to do considering their own cities’ interest. As Commissioner Becker points out, this was put on the ballot and the majority of the state’s voters approved for the medical marijuana to be available and to become a reality. It would help so many people with their serious health issues, and especially terminally ill children who are suffering as I sit and type this. Many of those children who needed it, and have been in the news on tv, have died while this issue has been debated over and over, and on and on, then the authorities sitting on local government councils have ignored the state voters’ wishes that they clearly voted for at the ballot box……. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate December 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm 18 COMMENTS If these alcohol amendments pass tonight, which I fully expect to happen, as the last vote was a 3-2….3 for it, and 2 against it, with Commissioner Dean and Commissioner Bankson both voting NO, and Mayor Kilsheimer voting YES, Commissioner Velazquez voting YES, and Commissioner Becker voting YES….then all I can do, is say I tried to stand up for what is right for my city I live in! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I have known people with seizures who could have been helped, if they could have gotten it. And just the other day, I talked with a man I know who told me he was going to go to a doctor, to seek getting medical marijuana for his very severe back pain, and asked me where could he get it. I told him, well, I think there is a dispensary over near Lake Ivanhoe area, not sure exactly where, or possibly Oviedo, but don’t bother looking for it in the City of Apopka limits because the city council majority placed a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries…..I told him to place a call to Knox Nursery, as they would know………. Reply Mama Mia Reply Reply December 20, 2017 at 11:57 am Reply Reply Mama Mia December 20, 2017 at 11:25 am Reply December 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm Whether these alcohol amendments pass or not, I ask you to seriously think about your drinking and to not drink and drive, at least, and to call someone for a ride home that has not been drinking either, if you have been drinking. IT IS NOT WORTH IT AND COULD GET YOU INTO SOME SERIOUS TROUBLE AND COST YOU DEARLY. I am not just carrying on and on about this for no reason…… Barbara McLeod Reply Mama Mia ……and leave things to come, to fate, with this final thought and prayer….”God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.” Mama Mia Reply December 21, 2017 at 5:25 am TAGSAmendment 2Apopka City CouncilCommissioner Kyle BeckerMedical Marijuana Previous articleHurricane Irma: 100 days laterNext articleDreading conflict during the holidays? Let it go, let it go, let it go Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR James1958 Mama Mia Yes log on to the Channel 6 Orlando News and you can read about this country singer’s arrest, and how that went! This is the kind of happenings that can be expected regularly when alcohol establishments will be allowed to be nearer schools, and right next to daycares, churches, and government buildings! What are they thinking by voting these kind of amendments in, to allow our city to suffer these problems in the future??? December 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply It was a head-on crash, as there was a slight hill there then, as the road has been changed, and as my husband’s uncle as he came up to the hill’s approach, he was met by a drunk driver and his uncle tried to swerve to the right toward the grassy shoulder but to no avail, as the drunk driver’s car still hit him head on and killed him. The drunk was not killed, and he was not from this area but from way down south in Florida. We never heard anymore what they did with him, if anything. Finally, I will leave this alcohol subject alone for good, here on this website during these alcohol amendment planned changes, and leave things to come to fate will this final thought and prayer…… Mama Mia Reply
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898216/recreational-villa-terschelling-2by4-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of 2by4 Architects+ 23Curated by María Francisca González Share Architects: 2by4-architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898216/recreational-villa-terschelling-2by4-architects Clipboard Recreational Villa Terschelling / 2by4-architectsSave this projectSaveRecreational Villa Terschelling / 2by4-architects “COPY” Area: 120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houses CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Midsland aan Zee, The Netherlands Manufacturers: Foreco, Birch Russian Multiplex, M-Design Luna Diamond, Oude Wesselink, WaxedwoodSave this picture!Courtesy of 2by4 ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. On top of the Dunes of the island of Terschelling this villa provides a spectacular view over the island and the famous Unesco world heritage Wadden Sea. The villa blends into the landscape, following the soft lines of the surrounding dunes. The villa is divided into 3 areas: a compact zone with facilities, bathrooms and bedrooms, a fully transparent zone that works as a transition area and an open double high living room.Save this picture!Courtesy of 2by4 ArchitectsSave this picture!Wall open drawingSave this picture!Courtesy of 2by4 ArchitectsThe compact zone is fully hidden behind the so called ‘cupboard wall’. This wall functions like an advent calendar, giving access to secret rooms and functions. From the bathroom on the first floor, for example, it’s possible to open a hatch in the cupboard wall and experience the view across the island and the Wadden Sea while lying in bath.Save this picture!Ground floor planOn the facade this hiding of spaces continues. Hidden shutters can be opened to not only bring light into the 3 bedrooms and showing the main entrance, but also to create new sightlines. When the shutters outside are closed the villa comes a wooden monolith on top of the dune. When all shutters are opened the appearance changes and the villa actively engages the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!Courtesy of 2by4 ArchitectsThe interaction between inside and outside is further emphasized from the living room where the glass facade can be fully opened towards the large terrace on the south. The floor of the living room continues into the terrace, giving the sensation that the terrace is an extension of the living room. Because the dune slopes down very steeply behind the terrace an endless view is created from the living room and the terrace itself. The twenties Danish Design furniture was carefully chosen because of its simple and rough shapes, matching the interior. The furniture is used both inside and outside.Save this picture!Exploded viewDespite of its limited size the house comes with a surprising number of different routings and entrances. In total there are 6 points from where the house can be entered from the dune landscape and inside many different loops are possible. It’s even possible to loop around the chimney that is integrated in the cupboard wall. The chimney provides sufficient heating for the whole house. Therefore, it wasn’t needed to provide the usual gas connection making the house full electric.Save this picture!Courtesy of 2by4 ArchitectsThe materialisation has been kept simple. Waxed wood covers the roof and the facade. Inside, birch multiplex covers all the walls. What does stand out are the 4 laminated wooden structural beams and columns. They provide the needed ornaments to give atmosphere to the different spaces they run through.Save this picture!Courtesy of 2by4 ArchitectsBecause of the absence of building and construction materials on the island the whole villa was fully prefabricated in different segments on land and boated to the island where in no time the segments could be assembled. This not only saved execution time, but also resulted into very precise detailing.Project gallerySee allShow lessGuarulhos Airport Fire Department / MM18 ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsCloud Tower / the next ENTERprise Architects ZT GmbHSelected Projects Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: 2017 Projects Recreational Villa Terschelling / 2by4-architects The Netherlands CopyAbout this office2by4-architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsMidsland aan ZeeThe NetherlandsPublished on August 20, 2018Cite: “Recreational Villa Terschelling / 2by4-architects” 20 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Twitter Academics at TCU Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ Linkedin ReddIt Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Race & Reconciliation chair hopes upcoming hip hop masterclass can provide perspective Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ New platform launched to ease scholarship finding process for current TCU students Previous articleAcademics at TCUNext articleFirst-year experience at TCU Ariel Wallace, Skye Moreno and Abby Hoffacker Twitter Ariel Wallace Student-led book drive aims to help children with incarcerated loved ones Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Life in Fort Worth + posts eBay launches on-campus marketplace exclusively for TCU students and community Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ Facebook TCU Vocal Jazz prepares for Thursday night concert with choreography number in the library Facebook + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution NewsThe Skiff: Digital IssuesTCU traditions and historyBy Ariel Wallace, Skye Moreno and Abby Hoffacker – June 3, 2021 676 TCU extends use of campus recreation center as shelter for students RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Campus food drive asks students to use campus cash to help those in need + posts A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Linkedin Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ Skye Morenohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/skye-moreno/ Academics at TCU TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Academic and writing resources help play a role in TCU’s retention rate Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Abby Hoffacker ReddIt Skye Morenohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/skye-moreno/ A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes What we’re reading: British COVID-19 variant is most common in U.S., Biden moves up vaccine timeline Skye Moreno printShowing spirit at TCUThe Campus CommonsTimeline of traditionsA look at TCU’s historyTCU traditions and historyTCU Sign (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)TCU Sign (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)“Riff Ram Bah Zoo”: Showing spirit at TCUBy Ariel WallaceShowing TCU spirit is part of what it means to be a Horned Frog. See how to share this spirit, especially on game day. TCU fans had to be socially distant in the stands during the TCU vs Iowa State football game. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)TCU fans had to be socially distant in the stands during the TCU vs Iowa State football game. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)TCU is known for its sea of purple and white in the stadiums on game day. Fans’ support and adoration for TCU can be seen from newborns to the elderly and even pets. The love for TCU overflows into Fort Worth and beyond. Here are a few ways for incoming students to show the same love for TCU.The TCU Rangers carry the flags on the field during a football game. (Photo Courtesy: TCU Rangers)Robert Carr Chapel (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)TCU Band members, wearing masks, perform during the TCU vs Iowa State football game. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)A TCU grad holds up the TCU hand sign. (Photo TCU Facebook)TCU marching band marched through the Frog Alley as they made their way to the stadium. (Tuyen Hoang/TCU360)Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena Jane and John Justin Hall of FameHorned Frog Statue (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Liliana Ogden, a TCU Dutchmen, gets ready for the game by laying down pom-poms on every seat in the student section. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)The TCU Rangers carry the flags on the field during a football game. (Photo Courtesy: TCU Rangers)Robert Carr Chapel (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)TCU Band members, wearing masks, perform during the TCU vs Iowa State football game. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)A TCU grad holds up the TCU hand sign. (Photo TCU Facebook)TCU marching band marched through the Frog Alley as they made their way to the stadium. (Tuyen Hoang/TCU360)Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena Jane and John Justin Hall of FameHorned Frog Statue (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Liliana Ogden, a TCU Dutchmen, gets ready for the game by laying down pom-poms on every seat in the student section. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)“Riff Ram” chant One of the oldest known chants in the nation, “Riff Ram” dates back to the 1920s. Students and alumni cheer it in the stands and experience it on the Jumbotron every home game, as TCU legends like LT and Andy Dalton hype up the crowd just before kickoff. The chant is accompanied by a signature dance and is repeated multiple times with increasing pace.Video of the chant, featuring famous Horned Frog Alumus Andy Dalton. Make sure to grab a friend or two to join along in the chain of excitement.“Riff, Ram, Bah ZooLickety, Lickety, Zoo, ZooWho, Wah, Wah, WhoGive ‘em Hell, TCU.””I like the Riff Ram chant because no matter what, the student section goes crazy,” said Preston Gilpatrick, a junior music performance major. “School spirit means being proud of your school, and the people in it. It means that we can all come together in times of need and rely on each other.” Alma Mater The TCU Alma Mater was written by student Glen Canfield in 1928. It is played at the end of every sporting event, during special events and every day at the top of the hour ringing from the bells located in the Robert Carr Chapel. The lyrics are also inscribed on the front of the PepsiCo Performance Hall. The Alma Mater has an academic and assembly version, but the assembly version is used more frequently. Listen to the song here at the conclusion of TCU’s first virtual convocation and performed here virtually by various School of Fine Arts students. “Hail all hail, TCUMemories Sweet, Comrades TrueLight of Faith, Follow ThroughPraise to Thee, TCU.”Fight Song An upbeat tune, the TCU Fight Song gives students a chance to celebrate with each score and show their spirit throughout. It was written in 1926 by then-band director Claude Sammis. This song is normally accompanied by clapping from the fans and an exclamatory “Rah, Rah, TCU!” Listen to the fight song here. “We’ll raise a song, both loud and longTo cheer our team to victoryFor TCU, so tried and true,We pledge eternal loyalty.Rah, Rah, TCU!Fight on boys, fight, with all your mightRoll up the scores for TCUHail white and purple flag whose heroes never lag,Horned Frog, we are all for you!”Go Frogs’ hand sign The quickest way to show spirit on campus is to throw up the Go Frogs hand sign. Simply make a peace sign with your hands and curl your fingers to make the famous “Go Frogs” hand sign.”I would say that the Go Frogs hand sign is my favorite because that is what identifies TCU above all other schools,” said Alexis Hunt, sophomore biology major. School spirit to me means to embody the school that you are representing, cheering for its victories and grieving for its downfalls and being a constant support system.” Frog AlleyFrog Alley is where fans tailgate and socialize hours before home football games begin. TCU Cheerleaders, Showgirls and the Horned Frog Marching Band march through Frog Alley hours before kickoff, hyping up the crowd before the game begins. TCU players and coaches also enter the stadium through the alley before games.TCU Go Purple Fridays TCU fans who wear purple on Fridays receive discounts and special offers from Fort Worth companies during football season. Many companies partner with Go Purple Fridays because of TCU’s impact on the Fort Worth community. A list of participating organizations and businesses can be found here. The TCU Dutchmen The Dutchmen, named for TCU legend Dutch Meyer, promote TCU athletics and get the crowd pumped at home games. You can spot them in the front row with their famous purple and white striped overalls — and their love for TCU, of course. “School spirit to me is showing up and showing love and support for your school and community in a united way, ” Kaeden Alexander, a sophomore Dutchman said. “Nobody, in my opinion, has a more unique school spirit and environment than TCU, which is why I wanted to become a Dutchman. As far as traditions go, nothing beats waving goodbye to the away team after a Frog win during the football season.’The Campus CommonsWhen students need a place to gather, the Campus Commons is the go-to place. This photo gallery shows students what the Campus Commons are all about: friends, food and exciting events. Frog Fountain borders the Campus Commons. (TCU Facebook)Frog Fountain borders the Campus Commons. (TCU Facebook)What the Campus Commons have to offer:** Click the photos below to read about the activities in the Commons.The Community Commons is a place for students to gather. It is located in between the Brown Lupton University Union and Scharbauer Hall. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)The Community Commons is a place for students to gather. It is located in between the Brown Lupton University Union and Scharbauer Hall. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)As COVID-19 cases on campus went down at the beginning of October 2020, the Commons were set up with chairs to allow students to study and relax. Some chairs are set up around fire pits. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)As COVID-19 cases on campus went down at the beginning of October 2020, the Commons were set up with chairs to allow students to study and relax. Some chairs are set up around fire pits. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)The Commons became a popular place for students to gather on game day. Here, students watch a baseball game in the Commons. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)The Commons became a popular place for students to gather on game day. Here, students watch a baseball game in the Commons. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)A band sings in the Commons to celebrate the holidays. Usually, the Commons is where TCU hosts its annual Christmas tree lighting. In November of 2020, the tree lighting was canceled due to COVID-19, but the Commons still offered holiday activities for students to enjoy. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)A band sings in the Commons to celebrate the holidays. Usually, the Commons is where TCU hosts its annual Christmas tree lighting. In November of 2020, the tree lighting was canceled due to COVID-19, but the Commons still offered holiday activities for students to enjoy. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Students study out on the Commons. The Commons has many tables and chairs set up to give students a space to study outside. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Students study out on the Commons. The Commons has many tables and chairs set up to give students a space to study outside. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Scharbauer Hall border the Commons along with Brown Lupton Univeristy Union and four residential halls. (TCU Facebook)Scharbauer Hall border the Commons along with Brown Lupton Univeristy Union and four residential halls. (TCU Facebook)Students study in the commons as finals approach. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Students study in the commons as finals approach. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)The Commons are known for hosting all kinds of events for students. From concerts to petting zoos, the Commons is the place for students to gather and feel a part of the TCU community. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)The Commons are known for hosting all kinds of events for students. From concerts to petting zoos, the Commons is the place for students to gather and feel a part of the TCU community. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Students play corn hole in the Campus Commons. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Students play corn hole in the Campus Commons. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)At the beginning of October 2020, the Campus Commons were set up with chairs to allow students to study and relax. Due to COVID-19 limiting study spaces, the Commons were set up to provide students with a safe space to study outside. Now, the Commons are there to stay. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)At the beginning of October 2020, the Campus Commons were set up with chairs to allow students to study and relax. Due to COVID-19 limiting study spaces, the Commons were set up to provide students with a safe space to study outside. Now, the Commons are there to stay. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Teo Tacos food truck at the Inaugural First Generation Graduation Celebration on Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Campus Commons(Esau Rodriguez Olvera / Staff Photographer)Teo Tacos food truck at the Inaugural First Generation Graduation Celebration on Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Campus Commons(Esau Rodriguez Olvera / Staff Photographer)After seeing how much use the Commons were getting after adding the lawn furniture, lawn furniture and lights were added to Worth Hills. Worth Hills is an area on campus where many second year students live. It is also where the fraternity and sorority houses are located. (TCU Facebook)After seeing how much use the Commons were getting after adding the lawn furniture, lawn furniture and lights were added to Worth Hills. Worth Hills is an area on campus where many second year students live. It is also where the fraternity and sorority houses are located. (TCU Facebook)The Commons are where students, faculty, staff and the Fort Worth community gather to watch the annual Christmas tree lighting. (TCU Facebook)The Commons are where students, faculty, staff and the Fort Worth community gather to watch the annual Christmas tree lighting. (TCU Facebook)The annual Christmas tree lighting always ends in a firework show. (TCU Facebook)The annual Christmas tree lighting always ends in a firework show. (TCU Facebook)The Christmas tree lighting includes fake snow for students to enjoy. (TCU Facebook)The Christmas tree lighting includes fake snow for students to enjoy. (TCU Facebook)TCU’s campus commons are one of the many unique spaces for students to gather at TCU. (TCU Facebook)TCU’s campus commons are one of the many unique spaces for students to gather at TCU. (TCU Facebook)Timeline of TraditionsWhat makes TCU special are the traditions that bring the TCU community together. Here’s some background on these time-honored customs.The TCU campus TCU Instagram The TCU campus TCU Instagram A look at TCU’s historySince TCU was founded as Add-Ran College in 1873, many things have changed, shaping the campus into the place it is today. Learn about TCU’s history, The Clark Brothers and TCU’s very first ‘Reconciliation Day.’ A comparison of TCU when it was first established versus now. The biggest difference is the amount of trees on campus TCU Instagram A comparison of TCU when it was first established versus now. The biggest difference is the amount of trees on campus TCU Instagram 150 years in the making: Reconciliation DayTCU’s history, the Clarks’ and the very first ‘Reconciliation Day’By: Skye MorenoThe Founders Statue. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)The Founders Statue. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)The History The dream of brothers Addison and Randolph Clark turned into what is now known as Texas Christian University or TCU. The Clark Brothers wanted to create a space where “men and women could acquire a classical education and develop character.”To distance themselves from the distractions of Fort Worth’s rowdy red light district, which was called, “Hell’s Half Acre,” they headed to an open prairie near Thorp Spring.In 1873, the brothers opened the doors of “AddRan Male and Female College” with 13 students. By 1878, the college had grown by 450 students, and the Clark brothers were planning to invest in a larger building. But an endowment was necessary for the expansion. The Clarks then began their affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) so that the future of their school would be ensured. The new affiliation meant a new name, “AddRan Christian College,” and a new mission to “promote literacy and scientific education.”By 1895, the college had moved to Waco, Texas, where many traditions began. One of the most popular being football, which arrived one year after later. The school released its first yearbook in 1897, The Horned Frog. It was at this point that the lizard was made the school mascot. By 1902, the school officially became Texas Christian University. TCU returns to Fort WorthAfter a fire destroyed the Waco campus, the school was moved in 1910. Coming back to Fort Worth was not a plan that the Clarks were completely sure of, but after an “offer of 50 acres, $200,000 and the promise of streetcar service,” the deal was sealed. Addison Clark (tcu.edu)Addison Clark (tcu.edu)Randolph Clark (tcu.edu)Randolph Clark (tcu.edu)Map of Fort Worth, TX. Area inside of red box is “Hell’s Half Acre”. (Photo Credit/Ran McNally)Map of Fort Worth, TX. Area inside of red box is “Hell’s Half Acre”. (Photo Credit/Ran McNally)The original building of AddRan Male and Female College, in 1873. (TCU Digital Repository).The original building of AddRan Male and Female College, in 1873. (TCU Digital Repository).The school’s first yearbook, The Horned Frog. (tcu.edu)The school’s first yearbook, The Horned Frog. (tcu.edu)Girls’ Home, Townsend Hall, Main Building; Photographer: Hellman, Waco (Hellman Photography Waco, Tex.)Girls’ Home, Townsend Hall, Main Building; Photographer: Hellman, Waco (Hellman Photography Waco, Tex.)1911President of the university, Frederick D. Kershner from 1911-1915. (TCU Digitial Repository)President of the university, Frederick D. Kershner from 1911-1915. (TCU Digitial Repository)In 1911, the university’s president was Frederick D. Kershner. The position title was changed to “Chancellor” in 1959 after President Sadler served for 18 years. The new title was set after the TCU Board of Trustees appointed a committee to consider how they could honor Sadler once he retired.McGruder Ellis Sadler, TCU president (1941-1959) and chancellor (1959-1965). (TCU Digital Repository)McGruder Ellis Sadler, TCU president (1941-1959) and chancellor (1959-1965). (TCU Digital Repository)TCU Chief ExecutivesAddison Clark 1873-1899Albert Buxton 1899-1900*C. Snow 1900-1902*Ely Vaughan Zollars 1902-1906Clinton Lockhart 1906-1911B. Parks 1911*Frederick D. Kershner 1911-1915B. Parks 1915-1916*Edward McShane Waits 1916-1941McGruder Ellis Sadler 1941-1965James Mattox Moudy 1965-1979William E. Tucker 1979-1998Michael R. Ferrari 1998-2003Victor J. Boschini, Jr. 2003-Enslavement, the Civil War, and the ConfederacyJoseph Addison Clark, the founders’ father, owned a slave while the brothers were growing up. During this time, it is said that he may have purchased other slaves during the Civil War. There is little evidence that the TCU trustees owned slaves, partly because of they were too young to during the era of enslavement.Joseph Addison ClarkFollowing the Civil War, there was a lack of education being provided to children in Texas, which was a major reason behind the Clarks’ desire to create a school. TCU’s wealth had little direct connection to either enslavement or the Confederacy, although many TCU students, faculty, and trustees celebrated a general White culture and institutionalized the inferiority of Black Americans.Diversity at TCUThe early years of TCU, although open to providing a learning environment, had been closed to diversity. The first evidence of a Black person taking classes at TCU was during World War II in 1942. According to the first-year report of TCU’s Race and Reconciliation Initiative, “President McGruder Ellis Sadler and the Board of Trustees felt it was their patriotic duty to admit such students, only a few Blacks who were in the military were allowed to enroll, and did so in the Evening College only.” Students walking to class (Linda, Kaye/TCU Digitial Repository).Students walking to class (Linda, Kaye/TCU Digitial Repository).McGruder Ellis SadlerJoseph Addison Clark, father of the Clark brothers (TCU Digital Repository).Joseph Addison Clark, father of the Clark brothers (TCU Digital Repository).Present DayIn July 2020, the Race and Reconciliation Initiative was commissioned by the Board of Trustees and Chancellor Victor Boschini. The initiative’s goal is “to investigate and document TCU’s relationship with slavery, racism, and the confederacy.”By August, the committee began to research seven different areas of TCU’s history: slavery, segregation, voice, confederacy, desegregation, good neighbor, and repair.Chair of the InitiativeShortly after the initiative was launched, Dr. Frederick Gooding Jr. was appointed as the initiative’s chair. “Dr. Frederick Gooding Jr., professor of African American studies in the John V. Roach Honors College accepted the responsibility to lead and define this initiative during its inaugural year,” said Provost Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg.RRI Logo (TCU Magazine)RRI Logo (TCU Magazine)Chair of the initiative, Dr. Frederick Gooding Jr. (TCU Magazine)Chair of the initiative, Dr. Frederick Gooding Jr. (TCU Magazine)Students at Reconciliation Day (TCU Facebook)Students at Reconciliation Day (TCU Facebook)Provost Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg speaking at Reconciliation Day (TCU Facebook)Provost Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg speaking at Reconciliation Day (TCU Facebook)Reconciliation DayApril 21 marked the first “Reconciliation Day” at TCU. During the three-hour event, committee members announced their official RRI recommendations.Some of the recommendations presented include – 1. Recommendation that TCU develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan to promote equity and inclusion in graduate and undergraduate student admissions. 2. The development and maintenance of an online digital depository specifically focused on race and reconciliation so that all members of the TCU community, can access it throughout the year and beyond.3. Consistently recognize the contribution of “black, indigenous and other alumni of color” TCU’s tweet on the first-year report”Process is a process”Dr. Frederick Gooding Jr.The Official Race and Reconciliation Initiative ReportA timeline of RRI related events (Skye Moreno)A timeline of RRI related events (Skye Moreno)Chancellor Victor BoschiniChancellor Victor Boschini at the RRI event (TCU Facebook)Chancellor Victor Boschini at the RRI event (TCU Facebook)During the event, Chancellor Victor Boschini addressed TCU’s ties with the Confederacy but, also stated that the university’s beliefs do not have to exactly align with those of the Clark family.”Acknowledging our founding vision does not require that we agree with every action or belief held by the founders.”Chancellor BoschiniMaking new marks on campusTweet from the official RRI accountAs you walk through different parts of campus, you can find new RRI installations such as the ones pictured to the left. Each installation reflects TCU’s history and a step towards reconciliation on campus. A tribute to Dr. James CashA tweet from TCU Athletics official Twitter accountJeremiah Donati announced that a statue of Dr. James Cash would be installed in front of Schollmaier Arena.”Cash was the first Black student-athlete at TCU and the first Black basketball player in the Southwest Conference.”https://go.tcu360.com/7af9eaJeremiah Donati announces Dr. Cash statue on campusArt installation for RRI (TCU Facebook).Art installation for RRI (TCU Facebook).An RRI installation in the Mary Couts Burnett Library (TCU Facebook)An RRI installation in the Mary Couts Burnett Library (TCU Facebook)Mary Couts Burnett Library RRI installation (TCU Facebook)Mary Couts Burnett Library RRI installation (TCU Facebook)The history of foxes on TCU’s campusBy Abigail HoffackerAs the social climate and culture at TCU has changed over the years, so have the animals that visit campus. Here’s the history on TCU’s foxes.Although many may be surprised, those wiry, black-socked creatures do call TCU “home”. There is something magical and exciting about encountering a fox, that isn’t necessarily matched by coming across, say, a particularly well-fed campus raccoon. Sergeant Paul Strittmatter of the TCU police department works the 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. patrol shift, a fitting time for someone who enjoys wildlife. While making his nightly rounds on campus, by foot, bike, or patrol car, he often encounters foxes, in addition to other animals, in the twilight. “I’ve come across a fox a few times that kind of spooked me, he was running out from a bush I was riding by,” he said. The foxes are frequently spotted near the Amon G. Carter stadium and the Worth Hills parking garage, often stopping to take a “dirt bath,” or two, in the parking lots.“When I first got here in 2015 the campus was just rife with foxes,” Strittmatter said. In 2016, he remembers a mother fox gave birth to three babies, kits, near the Foster Hall first-year dorm. “At 2 o’ clock in the morning these kits would be out on the Foster lawn… they would just frolic and play in the grass right there,” Strittmatter said. “The students absolutely loved it … we kind of watched them grow for a couple years.” But just as mysteriously as the foxes appeared, the population on campus has declined over the past few years.“Sadly, about two years ago our foxes just disappeared … almost all of last year we did not see a fox,” Strittmatter said.Read more about the history of foxes on TCU’s campus here Read Next: TopBuilt with Shorthand Skye Morenohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/skye-moreno/ Skye Morenohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/skye-moreno/
A member of the National Bolivarian Guard (the national army) deliberately fired on three clearly identified journalists during a student demonstration in the Caracas district of Palos Grandes on 14 May.Mildred Manrique of the Diario 2001 newspaper, freelancer Gabriela González and Johana Álvarez, a reporter for the Mexico’s Cadena 3 TV channel, were insulted and then fired on. González’s mobile phone in her pocket deflected the shot that would have hit her leg. Manrique was hit in the foot.Supported by organizations that defend journalists, including the National Association of Journalists and the Venezuelan Journalists Union, the three journalists filed a complaint with the prosecutor general.This was the fourth time Manrique has been threatened or attacked in the past three months. Members of the Bolivarian National Police threatened her while she was covering a demonstration on 18 February. She was hit and tear-gassed during a demonstration two days later. In March, she was detained for a night on suspicion of terrorism on the basis of the bullet-proof vests, teargas masks and computers that were found in a search of her apartment – equipment that proved useful in a her latest run-in with the authorities.“We condemn these disgraceful acts of aggression just a month after the start of an investigation into alleged acts of torture and mistreatment by 97 members of the armed forces and national police since the start of the uprising,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“Clear instructions must be given to the security forces about the safety of journalists covering demonstrations. The authorities must recognize the importance of their role and their safety, which was emphasized in a resolution that the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 28 March.”The Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS), an NGO that defends media personnel, has meanwhile reported that Jonathan Manzano, a reporter for the Correo del Caroní newspaper, was threatened by masked individuals who mistook him for a journalist with state-owned VTV.Reporters Without Borders points out that both the police and demonstrators should respect the work of journalists, regardless of the editorial policies of the news media they work for.Venezuela is ranked 116th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo: Mildred Manrique, Diario 2001 Organisation News VenezuelaAmericas January 13, 2021 Find out more News August 25, 2020 Find out more May 16, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Soldiers target three journalists during student demo RSF_en New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Follow the news on Venezuela News VenezuelaAmericas to go further Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela June 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives
Sports Friday Night Football Preview: Maranatha Looks For Third Straight Win, Meets Village Christian at Occidental College in Olympic League Opener By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 10:17 pm More Cool Stuff Maranatha (2-2-1) vs Village Christian (4-1) at Occidental CollegeDespite being injured and not having great depth, Maranatha is finding its stride in the nick of time.The Minutemen began the season with a tie and two losses.But they’re coming off victories at Linfield Christian and last week’s home victory over Duarte.And just in time for Olympic League play begins Friday, as coach Steve Bogan and the Minutemen will travel to Occidental College to take on Village Christian (4-1).As always, the ability of their double-threat quarterback, Kwon Peterson to run and pass the ball are paramount for a Maranatha win.Jake Byrd, a sophomore quarterback, leads Village Christian, having completed 33 of 66 passes for 856 yards. He’s thrown 8 TD passes and been picked four times.Malachi Meeks’ 350 yards on 70 carries is tops for the Crusaders running game, and Caleb Henshaw has been Byrd’s go-to guy, catching 14 passes for 322 yards, and 3 touchdowns.By the numbers, Village Christian has scored 195 points and allowed just 59 in five games, while Maranatha has put 86 points on the board and allowed 118.But Bogan’s team has played much better of late, and it’s the Minutemen’s first chance to make positive strides towards a playoff berth, and with only four league games to play, each week is a near must-win for all five Olympic League schools. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Top of the News Subscribe Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy
NewsBusinessShannon Foynes Port Company announce plans for unprecedented expansionBy Staff Reporter – May 15, 2018 2859 O’Sullivan urges Limerick people affected by flooding to attend briefing Advertisement Twitter Foynes planning Ireland’s largest bulk port company, Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC), has announced plans for an unprecedented expansion at its general cargo terminal, Foynes, adding over two-thirds the size of its existing area.In the latest phase of a €64million investment programme launched three years ago, SFPC is to invest over €20million in enabling works alone to convert 83acres on the east side of the existing port into a landbank for marine related industry, port centric logistics and associated infrastructure.The project, which will be developed on a phased basis over the next five years, will require the biggest infrastructure works programme ever undertaken at the port, with the entire 83acre landbank having to be raised to all of 4.4metres. The programme will also require the provision of new internal roads and multiple bridge access as well as roundabout access.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A planning application for the project, which has the capacity to attract hundreds of jobs to the Limerick town, has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála. The same application will also see SFPC seek permission for modifications to its existing jetties and quays, including connecting its two main quays. This will, in turn, extend the area at the port for mooring of vessels and other port related operations.The development is in line with the long-term programme outlined by SFPC under its Vision 2041 masterplan to transform its ports and the Shannon Estuary into one of the country’s premier economic zones.The move by SFPC is fully endorsed by the Government with the expansion of SFPC included in the recently published National Planning Framework and Project Ireland 2040 together with the inclusion of the Limerick to Foynes road, which will link the port directly to the national motorway network .“This planned investment by SFPC is essential if we are to introduce optionality into our existing national supply chain and promote regional balance and development. This investment is fully consistent with the National Development Plan and National Planning Framework and will further establish the port of Foynes as a key national and international freight hub.” said SFPC CEO Patrick Keating.He continued: “Our business is back to peak boom-time levels in terms of tonnages but we are reaching capacity as it is. So this is not a speculative play, it’s an absolute necessity as projected in Vision 2041 and even more so when the five to seven year lead times are factored in. It is a huge logistical project as we will be raising an 83acre sit 4.4m, the depth essentially of four Olympic swimming pools on top of each other”The announcement was welcomed by locally based Minister of State at the Department of Finance Patrick O’Donovan. “This investment is a massive vote of confidence by Shannon Foynes Port Company in the potential of the port of Foynes and estuary. It’s also an emphatic statement about the National Planning Framework”“The port company is on a very impressive footing now, has ambitious plans for the future and has also met and exceeded every single target since it unveiled those plans through Vision 2041 in 2014. This type of forward planning is going to deliver a very bright future for Foynes but, more than that, be a major driver of growth regionally and nationally,” he concluded.More about business here. Print State agencies join forces to tackle Foynes flooding threat Email Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 WhatsApp Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleGas meter tampering leads to court conviction for two Limerick householders Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR An Bord Pleanála grants permission for King’s Island Flood Relief Scheme Shannon Foynes Port annual report Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State TAGSAn Bord Pleanalafoynesgovernmentplanning applicationprogrammeShannon Foynes Port Company Facebook Linkedin
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