Stock market crash: should I buy Rolls-Royce or IAG shares?

first_img The recent stock market crash caused many blue-chip stocks to plunge in value. Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) and IAG (LSE: IAG) shares were among the worst-performing companies.Investor sentiment towards these businesses has soured in 2020 due to their exposure to the airline sector. The coronavirus pandemic effectively shut down the airline industry in March. It could also be many years before it recovers, according to analysts. 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…This suggests the Rolls-Royce and IAG shares could be set for several years of turbulence. However, both equities are currently trading at some of their lowest levels in recent history. This implies now may be a good time for long-term investors to buy into one of these world-beating operations. Engine problems IAG and Rolls-Royce both look attractive from a price perspective. Shares in the two companies are trading at multi-year lows, suggesting they may offer a margin of safety at current levels. But Rolls-Royce might struggle to return to growth in the medium term. While the company is one of the largest jet engine manufacturers in the world, it’s been struggling for years.The group’s woes started back in 2017 when problems were discovered in its flagship Trent 1000 engines, which power Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. These issues forced airlines to ground their planes and Rolls had to fix the problem.Management believes the total cost of fixing the issue will be £2.4bn by 2023. As well as these severe issues, Rolls has also had to grapple with high costs and a lack of cash flow from the rollout of new engines. Typically, the group sells engines at cost and then makes money on the lifetime service contract. The pandemic came at a particularly bad time for the group. It was just starting to become cash flow positive, and management was forecasting substantial cash profits in the years ahead.These predictions are now defunct. It remains to be seen how long it’ll take the group to recover. As such, it could be many years before the Rolls-Royce share price returns to 2019 levels. IAG sharesIAG shares may be the better buy. Before the pandemic, the airline was already hugely profitable. To cope with the downturn, the firm aggressively cut costs and raised additional funding. These actions should help the group return to profit quickly when demand for air travel begins to pick up. Indeed, unlike Rolls, which is expected to remain loss-making, the City currently thinks IAG will return to the black in 2021. And if passenger activity returns to 2018/19 levels, investors buying IAG shares today could see substantial total returns.In these years the organisation made an average net profit of £2.1bn. By comparison, the group’s current market capitalisation is £4.1bn.These numbers indicate the stock is trading at less than two times normalised income, compared to the long-term average of five. To put it another way, IAG shares may have the potential to increase 250% if activity returns to 2018/19 levels. Therefore, IAG may be the better buy for discount-hunting investors today.  I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images Stock market crash: should I buy Rolls-Royce or IAG shares? See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Enter Your Email Address 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.center_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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 14th August, 2020 | More on: IAG RR Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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The Premier Oil share price just fell another 20%. Here’s what I’d do

first_img Enter Your Email Address Roland Head | Sunday, 16th August, 2020 | More on: HBR The Premier Oil share price just fell another 20%. Here’s what I’d do Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. The Premier Oil (LSE: PMO) share price has fallen by another 20% over the last month. Although the stock has tripled from the horrifying 10p low seen in March, many shareholders will still be facing painful losses on this stock.Are the shares now too cheap to ignore? I’ve been digging into the latest investor updates from the firm to find out. My conclusion is that big gains are possible, but the risks are significant.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…The only thing that mattersI think there’s a lot to like about Premier. It has some decent oil and gas production assets, with relatively low costs. The firm’s operational management always seems strong to me and production is usually on target.Production should rise soon too. Premier recently agreed to buy BP‘s share of the Andrew Area and Shearwater fields in the North Sea. They’re expected to deliver a significant increase in production and some new oil and gas reserves.There’s only one problem — debt. Premier’s net debt is just short of $2bn. That’s more than four times its market-cap of $430m. In practice, this means Premier’s lenders have almost total control over the business.In my view, this is why Premier Oil’s share price has fallen since the BP deal was confirmed. The deal may only benefit Premier’s lenders.Shareholders will payAfter months of negotiations, its lenders agreed to let the company buy the BP assets. It makes sense, because the extra cash flow should speed up debt repayments. However, the deal will only go ahead if shareholders provide the cash needed for the initial payment of $210m. Essentially, shareholders will be funding Premier’s debt repayments.As I write, Premier Oil’s share price is 35p. At this level, I estimate the company would have to sell around 485m new shares to raise that $210m. This would increase its total share count by around 50%, from 922m to around 1,400m shares.The exact numbers will be slightly different, depending on how the new shares are priced. But the principle’s the same. Shareholders who don’t buy new shares will face significant dilution. In other words, their share of Premier’s future earnings will fall.I think Premier Oil’s share price could go either wayThe BP acquisition should mean future profits will be higher. Hopefully, this will offset the dilution from the new shares. The problem is that the BP fields are already fairly mature. Premier Oil has only provided production and cash flow guidance for the next four years. I’m pretty sure all of this cash will be used to repay the firm’s debts.What happens after this? We can’t be sure. But I suspect we’ll start to see production fall unless the fields get new investment. We also need to remember decommissioning costs — Premier will take on $240m of future abandonment obligations as part of this deal.If the oil price surges higher over the next couple of years, Premier Oil’s share price could perform well. But the combination of too much debt and high levels of dilution is a potent cocktail.Shareholders could face a nasty hangover, so I’m staying away. 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!center_img 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. 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CASA O’ / Despacho Arquitectos HV

first_imgArchDaily Mexico “COPY” Photographs:  Paul Czitrom Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Aviglass, PiacereCollaborators :Enrique Guinchard, Benjamín Rocha, Jorge Gil, Merle Castañeda Andrés Rodriguez CastroStructure :EA IngenieríaInstallations :MEPU&WATER, Carlos Beltrán, Vicente Peña.Carpentry:Víctor RamírezIronwork:José LiraGardening:Entorno Taller de PaisajeHeating System:ECOVENTSolar Panels :EVASound:VFX DigitalArchitect In Charge:Héctor Velázquez GrahamCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul CzitromRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The fusion of exterior and interior areas, the integration of the surrounding and the landscape are main subjects of “Casa O'” which is located in one of the most exclusive areas of Mexico City.Save this picture!© Paul Czitrom The aim for the specific design with our clients is to unfold an intimate landscape, in which different places and sceneries coexist, seeking to achieve functionality within an harmonious architectural with spaces surrounded by lush vegetation.Save this picture!© Paul CzitromOnce you go through the hermetic facade of the street, it establishes a route that connects the habitable interior areas with the exterior. The generous and accessible interior facade allows interior spaces to extend to visual limits of the house, managing to dilute the garden and integrate it with these areas.Save this picture!© Paul CzitromSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Paul CzitromUna vez traspasada la hermética fachada de la calle, se establece un recorrido conectando las áreas habitables interiores con el exterior. La fachada interior generosa y accesible permite que los espacios internos se extiendan hasta los límites visuales del terreno, logrando que el jardín se diluya y se integre a estas áreas.Save this picture!© Paul CzitromLos materiales utilizados en la construcción, en su mayoría naturales complementan la imagen del proyecto haciendo que la arquitectura genere múltiples sensaciones entre las texturas de los acabados, las tonalidades que se funden con la vegetación y el uso mesurado de la iluminación, teniendo como resultado un proyecto sobrio y moderno. Architects: Despacho Arquitectos HV Year Completion year of this architecture project Project gallerySee allShow lessHumlehaven / White ArkitekterUnbuilt Project3 Winners of the 2016 Young Talent Architecture Award AnnouncedArchitecture News Share Year:  Photographs CASA O’ / Despacho Arquitectos HV Projectscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798066/casa-o-despacho-arquitectos-hv Clipboard Save this picture!© Paul Czitrom+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798066/casa-o-despacho-arquitectos-hv Clipboard “COPY” 2016 Houses CopyHouses•Mexico CASA O’ / Despacho Arquitectos HVSave this projectSaveCASA O’ / Despacho Arquitectos HV CopyAbout this officeDespacho Arquitectos HVOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityMexicoPublished on October 30, 2016Cite: “CASA O’ / Despacho Arquitectos HV” [CASA O´ / Despacho Arquitectos HV] 30 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?墨西哥O住宅 / Despacho Arquitectos HV是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Some dinosaur migration was delayed by climate, study shows

first_imgLocal NewsUS News Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Some dinosaur migration was delayed by climate, study showscenter_img Pinterest This photo provided by Randall Irmis shows a Plateosaurus model at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany. Plant-eating dinosaurs such as this probably arrived in the Northern Hemisphere many millions of years later than their meat-eating cousins, according to a study published on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleTwo St. Joe Hospitality-Managed Hotels Receive Acclaimed Industry Distinctions From Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and Travel + LeisureNext articleTyler Perry, Clintons attend memorial for actor Cicely Tyson Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Gardai don’t believe that injured man was assaulted

first_imgNews Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Google+center_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleMore funding released for A5 preparatory worksNext articleTwo dogs shot after attack on sheep News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai say they do not now suspect that a young man found with head injuries in Rathmullan on Friday afternoon was assaulted.The 19 year old was transferred to Beaumont Hospital, where he is recovering after treatment. He was found in what’s been described as a “semi conscious” state near Batt’s Lane on Friday afternoon, and had apparently been lying undiscovered for several hours.There was speculation he may have been assaulted, possibly after a beach party on Thursday night. However, gardai now say while their investigation is continuing, they do not believe there was foul play involved. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai don’t believe that injured man was assaulted By News Highland – June 12, 2011 last_img read more

Tweet On Navratri: Jammu & Kashmir High Court Refuses To Stay Investigation Against Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat

first_imgNews UpdatesTweet On Navratri: Jammu & Kashmir High Court Refuses To Stay Investigation Against Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat Sparsh Upadhyay26 Nov 2020 9:37 PMShare This – xThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday (25th November) refused to interfere in an ongoing investigation in relation to an FIR registered against Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat by J&K police for her tweet on Navratri/Navratras.The Bench of Justice Sanjay Dhar specifically observed,”At this stage, it may not be appropriate to go into the merits of the rival contentions of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday (25th November) refused to interfere in an ongoing investigation in relation to an FIR registered against Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat by J&K police for her tweet on Navratri/Navratras.The Bench of Justice Sanjay Dhar specifically observed,”At this stage, it may not be appropriate to go into the merits of the rival contentions of the parties and it will also be not proper to interfere in the investigation of the FIR, which is stated to be at its infancy.”However, the Court said that before a final view is taken in the matter by the Investigating Agency, “this Court needs to go into the issues raised in the instant petition.”It is pertinent to note that in the FIR registered against her, she had already been admitted to anticipatory bail by the Principal Sessions Judge, Jammu.In the aforesaid circumstances, the Court directed.”The investigation in the FIR may continue but the final report shall not be filed by the Investigating Agency before the competent Court without permission of this Court.”Case against RajawatThe petitioner- Advocate Dipika Singh Rajawat challenged FIR No.174/2020 registered against her for offences under Section 295-A and 505(2) IPC registered at Police Station, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu (for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a community in her tweet on Navratri).Notably, on October 19, Rajawat had tweeted a cartoon, contrasting women safety with Devi pujan offered on Navratri, with a caption “Irony”.The picture juxtaposed two scenes: in one scene, a man touching feet of a female Hindu deity during the nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri; in the other scene, with the header other days, a man is aggressively holding both the legs of a woman.Rajawat had stated that she posted the said tweet “with an objective to raise voice against increasing rape cases in India and condemn people who bring atrocities on Women”.She further stated,”The said picture which highlights the hypocrisy of society towards women was not about religion. It neither abuse Hindu religion nor religious faith of Hindus.”The Senior Counsel appearing for her, contended that if “we have a look at the image that was tweeted by the petitioner, it does not, in any manner, hurt the religious feeling of any community, inasmuch as it simply depicts that the women are being revered during Navratras festival, whereas similar treatment is not given to them during rest of the days of the year.”Earlier, in her anticipatory bail plea, she had alleged that her tweet was painted communally by the BJP IT Cell, which also started an online campaign against her on social media demanding her arrest, and promoted the hashtag— #ArrestDeepikaSinghRajawat.Thereafter, Rajawat made several tweets, alleging that she was being threatened by the public and was “Not feeling safe” anymore. She also alleged that a mob had assembled outside her residence, and raised slogans against her.To this, the AAG submitted before the Court that she “has herself admitted in her petition that as a reaction to her aforesaid tweet, a particular outfit felt agitated and they held demonstration in front of her residence as a consequence whereof she had to approach the police for her protection.”On this basis, the AAG submitted that, “at this stage, it cannot be stated that the act of the petitioner has not hurt the feelings of any section of the community.”Rajawat had represented the Kathua gangrape victim in 2018.The matter has now been posted for further hearing on 09.02.2021. The Court has directed the respondents to file their response.Case title – Deepika Singh Rajawat v. Union territory of J&K and others [CRM(M) No.405/2020 CrlM Nos1528 & 1529 of 2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Bag found by searchers looking for Florida firefighters who vanished on fishing trip

first_imgDraganSaponjic/iStock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — As the desperate search for two firefighters who disappeared during a fishing trip off the coast of Florida continues into its fourth day, the family confirmed that a bag located by civilian searchers did belong to one of the missing men.Brian McCluney, a Jacksonville, Florida, firefighter, and Justin Walker, a member of the Fairfax, Virginia, fire department, were last seen on Friday launching a 22-foot fishing boat at Port Canaveral, near the Kennedy Space Center, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Sunday.On Monday, officials had 37 boats out searching for them as well as 6 aircraft. Approximately 5,000 square miles of water was searched on Monday, according to Jacksonville Fire Rescue.Around 11 a.m. Monday, an off-shore angular fishing bag was found by a civilian searcher about 50 nautical miles east of St. Augustine, officials said. Family has confirmed that the bag belonged to McCluney.Search efforts will be increased Tuesday in the area where the bag was found. Officials are asking anyone with a boat that can go out 30 to 50 miles off shore to assist in the search.Meanwhile, the wife of one of the missing men is speaking out about the circumstances surrounding the men’s situation.Stephanie McCluney, wife of Brian McCluney, expressed her concerns – and her resolve — to ABC’s local affiliate station in Jacksonville, Florida, WJXX.“It was supposed to be a fairly short day on the water,” she said. “I gave them until 6 p.m. maybe because the fishing was great. But 6 o’clock, I didn’t hear and I still could see that he didn’t read my messages – they hadn’t even been delivered yet … at 8 p.m. we called the Coast Guard.”One of the main reasons McCluney and Walker were taking the fishing boat out for the day was to honor Brian McCluney’s recently-departed father.“[Brian] wanted to get those lines wet one more time. You know, one big final hurrah for his dad and it was just supposed to be one great day in his honor … he was excited to get out there on the water,” said Stephanie McCluney.Instead, the day ended with a massive search party being launched for the two missing men.About 50 firefighters from the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department joined the Coast Guard in searching for the lost firefighters, combing the waters between Daytona Beach and Vilano in 11 boats over the weekend.Also looking for the men were crews from the U.S. Navy, the Florida Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. The Coast Guard also deployed a C-130 plane to search from the air.Search-and-rescue crews had covered an estimated 24,000 miles of ocean between Port Canaveral and north of the city of Jacksonville, Coast Guard officials said on Twitter Monday morning.“He was prior military, navy veteran. He has SERE [Search, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape] training, survival training through the navy. Of course, firefighter, paramedic. So he is built to help people. He was a combat medical corpsman during the push through Fallujah so if there is anyone built of an iron man, that’s him,” said Stephanie McCluney of her husband. Her confidence in her husband’s ability to survive is not just based in the skills he learned throughout his career, but also bolstered by her faith.“I have an army of support. I know that the ocean is large and my God I serve is larger. He can change the wind and the waters at his command. I have faith. I have so many prayer warriors behind me … the fire department hasn’t left my side. I feel so well held between my spiritual family, my fire family, and my family family,” McCluney described.“If there is ever two people,” McCluney stated confidently, “I mean those two men are survivors and they are going to find their way home.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Court delays cost landlords dear

first_imgUnder-resourced county courts are still struggling to cope with the number of possession claims being put forward, resulting in costly delays for landlords and agents, according to Landlord Action.Most residential possession claims are dealt with in the county courts and enforced by county court bailiffs. But with a lack of trained staff available, the tenant eviction service claims that many county courts are now operating call centres where temporary members of staff, with little or no experience, are being appointed to process claims and correspondence, resulting in further possession delays.In a recent routine phone call to follow up a case, an operator informed Julie Herbert (left), Head of Legal at Landlord Action, that there were just six people in one call centre dealing with calls and paperwork relating to 55 different courts.“It is evident that those at the call centre are not qualified to be able to differentiate between correspondence that can sit on a file, and correspondence that needs the urgent attention of a Judge in order for a case to progress. We have had numerous incidents where court staff appear to be opening post, filing it and doing little about it, adding to the problem even further” said Herbert.Staff shortages have been caused in part by Government spending cuts while an enforcement by some courts that bailiffs must no longer act alone, only in pairs, have combined to create serious delays in the eviction process.Landlord Action has also expressed concern that more planned court closures and the introduction of the recent Deregulation Act will likely see a surge in more cases jamming up the system and resulting in even longer delays.Herbert, who now wants to see fresh measures introduced to help improve the system, added, “When correspondence is received by the court, it needs to be looked at by someone who is capable of deciding whether the item of correspondence requires any action. If they are going to close courts, they need to transfer some of those qualified members of staff to these call centres. Alternatively, train up more qualified staff so that they have a legal understanding of each item of correspondence which the court receives. It can then be processed saving numerous calls from practitioners chasing them up.”Landlord Action is now calling for fewer applicants, particularly those which have no merit, to be given a hearing in an effort to help reduce losses to landlords and cut the strain on court resources.“If judges actually got to see these applications in the first instance, decisions could be made on most without the need for a hearing,” Herbert concluded.possession claims residential possession claims Landlord Action court delays under-resourced county courts 2015-12-04The Negotiator Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Lawyer leading RICS governance probe asks members to help with evidence30th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Regulation & Law » Court delays cost landlords dear Court delays cost landlords dear4th December 20150843 Viewslast_img read more

300 Indiana Townships Could Be Affected by House Republican Proposal

first_imgJANUARY 7th, 2018  TYRONE MORRIS INDIANA More than 300 Indiana townships could be eliminated under a proposal by House Republicans.It targets townships with populations of fewer than 1,200. Over the next five years, it would likely affect property owners’ taxes.House Speaker Brian Bosma has introduced the plan. The Indiana Township Association says people living in those smaller townships could see better fire and EMS service thanks to combined tax bases.Indiana has 1,005 townships, but as rural populations have dropped off, some townships have struggled to afford basic needs.Tyrone MorrisWeb Producer FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Gallery: gingerbread Home Alone house unveiled

first_imgFood artist and cake designer Michelle Wibowo has created a gingerbread house inspired by the Christmas film Home Alone.The edible home includes miniature versions of eight-year-old protagonist Kevin McCallister, as well as burglars Harry and Marv.At 1.7m long and 1.25m wide, the gingerbread house took over 300 hours to make. The creation includes 63 trees, 33 windows, 14 pizza boxes and six lamp posts.Disney+ commissioned the Wibowo to recreate the famous set, marking the film’s 30th anniversary.She began by studying the architecture and exterior of the McCallister family home in the suburbs of Chicago. She then sketched designs of its features, before baking the gingerbread and modelling the house, including fans’ favourite moments.“I jumped at the chance because it is one of my favourite Christmas movies – it doesn’t really feel like Christmas in our house until we have seen it at least twice. I had so much fun making it look festive and I loved making those cheeky characters Kevin and burglars Harry and Marv. I hope everyone will enjoy spotting iconic details from the movie,” said Wibowo.The set comprises a gingerbread Kevin in the snow after falling off his sled; a tarantula on Harry’s face after a run in with Buzz’s favourite pet; a pizza delivery car and array of boxes from Little Nero’s, the McCallisters’ favourite pizza place; and the Oh-Kay Plumbing and Heating van belonging to the Wet Bandits Harry and Marv.The scene also includes Kevin’s tree house with a tyre swing; the paint cans used in one of the booby traps; an icing figure of Kevin’s neighbour Marley; the statue in the front garden that is continually knocked down by vehicles; and the Christmas wreath on the front door.The Home Alone gingerbread scene will be delivered to the Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden in Surrey. It will be displayed for paediatric patients and their loved ones to ‘help build festive memories together’. Source: Disney+Little Nero’s: the pizza delivery van knocks over the statue in the front garden. A Christmas wreath is on the door in the background. Source: Disney+The McCallister house: the Home Alone-inspired set features the McCallister family home in the suburbs of Chicago. Source: Disney+Oh-Kay: the famous plumbing and heating van belonging to the Wet Bandits Harry and Marv. Source: Disney+Kevin: the eight-year-old hero is stuck in the snow after falling off his sled. Source: Disney+Finishing touches: Wibowo pipes some more icing along the lamp posts in the street.center_img Source: Disney+Work in progress: Michelle Wibowo starts construction on the gingerbread house. Source: Disney+Harry & Marv: Marv waits outside the house as a tarantula leaps onto Harry’s face. Source: Disney+The finished house, complete with wreath, snow and other decorations. Source: Disney+Let it snow: Wibowo pipes icing onto the gingerbread roof.last_img read more