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Are easyJet, IAG and Rolls-Royce the best shares to buy at today’s prices?

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first_imgIAG 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. 17.8 EV 1 year ago (£bn) Current EV (£bn) G A Chester | Monday, 11th January, 2021 | More on: EZJ IAG RR Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Enter Your Email Address Are easyJet, IAG and Rolls-Royce the best shares to buy at today’s prices? EZJ 12.8* 14.0 6.1 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: British Airways * With 30 December net debt at the midpoint of management’s guidance rangeEZJ is the only one of the three companies you could theoretically buy today for a significantly cheaper price (23% discount) than its pre-pandemic value. RR’s discount is a single-digit percentage. And IAG’s EV is now actually higher than it was a year ago.Are these the best shares to buy today? Based on their EVs, I see IAG as a stock to avoid, RR as one to watch, and only EZJ as buyable. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 17.5 G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 4.7 There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! After being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, I’m wondering if easyJet (LSE: EZJ), International Consolidated Airlines (LSE: IAG) and Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) could be the best shares to buy at current prices.Here, I’ll look at how they’ve coped during a tumultuous 12 months. And, more importantly, where they’re at now and whether they offer investors money-spinning potential.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…SurvivalAs the pandemic unfolded, easyJet, IAG and Rolls-Royce slashed costs, made use of government support measures, and boosted their cash with new borrowing facilities and equity fundraisings. Recently, they’ve trumpeted their improved liquidity and ability to withstand what the directors believe are reasonable downside scenarios.Unsurprisingly, market sentiment towards the three companies has improved. After all, there were fears they might not even survive at the height of last year’s uncertainty.Best shares to buy after the spring crashBrave investors who decided EZJ, IAG and RR were the best shares to buy after the spring crash have done pretty well. From the lows in the weeks immediately following the crash, buyers of EZJ have seen gains of up to 66%. Buyers of IAG, gains of up to 35%. And buyers of RR (who took up their rights in the subsequent rights issue), gains of up to 25%.Nevertheless, if you look at their share price charts, you’ll see all three are still way below their pre-pandemic levels. On the face of it, they appear to have massive further upside potential.Big changesHowever, it isn’t just the companies’ share prices that have changed from a year ago. For one thing, the number of shares in issue has increased at all three:EZJ to 457m from 397m.IAG to 5bn from 2bn.RR to 8.4bn from 1.9bn.Debt has also increased:EZJ reported net debt of £1.1bn at its 30 September financial year end (versus £0.3bn at 30 September 2019)IAG had net debt of £10bn at its 30 September third-quarter end (versus £5.5bn at 30 September 2019)RR expects to report net debt of £3.6bn-£4.1bn for its 31 December year end (versus £1bn at 31 December 2019).With such large changes in the number of shares and levels of debt, a simple share price chart doesn’t tell us much about the value of the company today relative to its value in the past. Enterprise Value (EV) is a useful measure in such situations.Best shares to buy now?EV is the theoretical amount you’d have to pay to acquire the whole company on a cash-free and debt-free basis. It’s the company’s market capitalisation, plus debt, minus cash.If you only ever look at share-price charts, you may be surprised by what EV reveals about the value of EZJ, RR and IAG today, compared with this time last year. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. RR See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

‘Love Me Tender’: Barnardo’s wants your old £5 notes

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first_imgHow to donate fiversPeople can donate their old five pound notes at any of Barnardo’s 720 charity shops or they get involved in the spirit of the ‘Final Fiver’ campaign and donate £5 via the Barnardo’s JustGiving page, the Barnardo’s website or by text – sending text ‘FINAL FIVER’  to 70500.  226 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 “Small fortune”Barnardo’s director of Fundraising, Sarah Lee, said: “There is a potential small fortune hiding in old purses, pockets or down the backs of sofas that could be donated to good causes.“Five pounds may seem small but little amounts can add up to make big differences to the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people.“Elizabeth Fry shared many of the ideals of the man who created Barnardo’s, including work with the homeless and vulnerable, so donating a banknote that carries her image to Barnardo’s would be a fitting tribute.”Paper £5 note withdrawal poster – image: Bank of England Is your charity joining in the #FinalFiver campaign? Share examples in the comments below. Barnardo’s is reminding the public that the old £5 notes will cease to be legal tender on 5 May, and asking that they consider donating them to charity.Even though the withdrawal date of the old fiver has been known for many months, there are an estimated 160 million of the notes still in circulation. These are worth £800 million.The old paper (actually they are made for cloth) notes feature the image of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry on the reverse. Barnardo’s are pointing out that Thomas Barnardo was also an ardent social reformer. In use since 2002 it began to be replaced by a new £5 note bearing the image of Winston Churchill last September.The new £5 notes, printed on polymer, were introduced in September 2016, featuring an image of Winston Churchill on the reverse. The “first fiver” campaign created by John Thompson, which urged the public to donate their first new fiver to charity, raised an estimated £12.5 million according to research by CAF.The opportunity to raise funds from the withdrawal of the Elizabeth Fry £5 has been raised before, sometimes with the hashtag #FinalFiver.  225 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Advertisement What £5 could achieveBarnardo’s cites examples of what £5 donations could pay for:·        Five fivers (£25) will help pay for a case worker to give life-changing practical support and safety advice to a young person affected by sexual exploitation.·        Ten fivers (£50) will pay for 10 young carers to go on outings to the cinema or a bowling alley, so they can have fun with other children and enjoy a break.·        200 fivers (£1,000) will allow a family with disabled family members to go on a day out together, covering the cost of bus hire, specialised equipment and carers. ‘Love Me Tender’: Barnardo’s wants your old £5 notes Howard Lake | 29 April 2017 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Individual giving Moneylast_img read more

Rep. Chu Outraged by GOP Lawsuit

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first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Today, the House Republicans passed H.Res. 676 to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama over implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit, which is expected to cost $1-2 million, comes as much of the Republican caucus is calling for impeachment hearings and with only days left in the session before the August recess. Rep. Judy Chu issued the following statement:“This is an outrageous waste of taxpayer time and money. With just days to go before the long August recess, the Republicans voted to give Speaker Boehner a blank check to sue the President. This is an abdication of responsibility to pursue such a blatantly political cause, instead of working to jumpstart the economy or seeking a real solution to the humanitarian crisis on our border,” said Rep. Chu.“Following in the mold of the government shutdown, which is estimated to have taken $24 billion out of the economy, House Republicans are demonstrating once again that there is no amount of taxpayer money they will not waste for the sake of attacking the President. Worse, many are looking to go further by miring an already ‘do nothing’ Congress in impeachment hearings – effectively stopping the chance of any real work being done,” continued Rep. Chu. “If my Republican colleagues truly want to help the American people, I urge them to drop this fruitless and divisive lawsuit and let us legislate to create good jobs here at home, make college more affordable, and reform on immigration system.”The final vote count for H.Res. 676 was 225-201.The House Democrats introduced an action plan for a Middle Class Jumpstart, which includes tax incentives to create good paying jobs, relief for college students struggling with staggering student debt, and ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work. More information on the Middle Class Jumpstart Agenda can be found here. Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newscenter_img Top of the News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Government Rep. Chu Outraged by GOP Lawsuit Calls for Focus on Jobs Instead of Wasting Taxpayer Time and Money Published on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 3:02 pm Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

More Than 200 Attend Pasadena Chamber Inaugural Gala at the Langham Huntington Hotel

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first_img More Cool Stuff 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. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association hosted its annual Inaugural Gala at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. More than 200 community and business leaders joined Congresswoman Judy Chu and State Senator Anthony Portantino, Pasadena Assistant City Manager Julie Gutierrez and Fire Chief Bertral Washington who attended with his wife Cheri and Glendale City Council Member Paula Devine. Also in attendance were Pacific Oaks College and Children’s Center President Patricia Breen, Hollywood Burbank Airport Executive Director Frank Miller, future Tournament of Roses Presidents Laura Farber and Mark Leavens along with leaders of business and industry in Pasadena.Guests enjoyed a hosted cocktail hour and silent auction with passed hors d’oeuvres of chicken wellington, mushroom tempura and ahi poke cones. There was lively bidding on items including Springsteen on Broadway tickets, tickets and parking for Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the Rose Bowl, tickets to Pasadena Heritage’s famous ad fun Bridge Party trips to Iceland, the Vatican and Fiji, as well as Dodger tickets and much more. Pasadena Chamber members donate items for the silent auction.Pasadena Chamber CEO Paul Little recognized event Gold Sponsors Kaiser Permanente and Well Fargo with a special presentation. Also recognized were Silver Sponsors Athens Services, California Institute of Technology & Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Hollywood Burbank Airport, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School, Parsons Corporation, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, Sierra Family of Dealerships and Southern California Gas Company.Guests enjoyed heirloom tomato and burrata salad with basil balsamic vinaigrette before enjoying a dinner of pan-fried beef tenderloin and lemon pepper shrimp over vegetables fricassee and garlic mashed potatoes with a green pepper corn sauce. Dessert was a delicious blackberry crème caramel with a citrus crumble. Red wine was provided by Old Oak Cellars, Pasadena’s local winery.During the dinner program, local businesses were recognized as Corporate Citizen of the Year. Pasadena Ronald McDonald House was named Small Business Corporate Citizen of the Year. In recognizing Pasadena Ronald McDonald House, Chamber President and CEO Paul Little cited the non-profits commitment to assisting families of children at Huntington Hospital in recognizing that, “Pasadena Ronald McDonald House housed nearly 400 families with children in treatment in 2017, and depending on the illness, a stay can be as short and one night or extend to more than a year and Pasadena Ronald McDonald House never turns a family away because of an inability to pay.” Accepting the recognition were RMH Executive Director Elizabeth Dever and Board Chair Megan Foker.California Linen Services was awarded the Corporate Citizen of the Year in the Large Business category. Company President Andrew O’Neil accepted the award. In recognizing California Linen Services, Mr. Little remarked on the loyalty of both customers and employees as well as the 80 years of excellent customer service California Linens has provided to Southern California.The Chamber also recognized Anderson Business Technology for being the first business member with 100 years of continuous membership in the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. “When the Board of Trade evolved into a member-based organization, Anderson Typewriter Company was one of the founding members. The company and the Anderson family have been very strong and loyal supporters of the Chamber ever since. I am very pleased to present a plaque recognizing Anderson Business Technology for 100 years of membership in the Chamber,” Mr. Little remarked in recognizing the family owned company. In accepting the award, Donald Anderson, chair of the board and son of company founder Elmer Anderson acknowledged his father’s commitment to the community and the Chamber, “Our company has always prided itself on being a part of the Pasadena community and have been proud to be members of the Chamber.”Congresswoman Chu and State Senator Portantino, along with Christian Daly representing LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, presented commendations to those recognized.The Pasadena Chamber also awarded the Bill Bogaard Scholarship of $1,000 to Myeisha Jackson, an emancipated foster youth who recently graduated from Pasadena City College and will be attending San Diego State University in the fall. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP partners Ann Wang, Lauren Schneider and Thomas Daly presented a scholarship check for $500 to Hope Morrison, also an emancipated foster youth who is matriculating from PCC to the University of California, Riverside in the fall. Both students were identified by Pasadena Chamber member Journey House, a nonprofit that works to support emancipated foster youth once they have aged out of support systems.Helen Romero Shaw of Southern California Gas Company presented a scholarship to Maya Hinton who recently graduated from Pasadena High School and will attend Cal State San Marcos in the fall.Karl Bird, acquisitions department manager at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory was sworn in as chair of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2018-19. He presented outgoing Chair Robin McCarthy with a plaque commemorating her service as chair during the previous year. Congresswoman Chu and Mr. Daly presented commendations and gave Ms. McCarthy certificates on behalf of Mr. Portantino, Assembly Member Chris Holden and the Pasadena City Council.Mr. Bird conducted the ceremonial swearing in of new and returning members of the Chamber Board of Directors. Taking the oath of office as new members of the Board were Patricia Breen, president of Pacific Oaks College and Children’s Center, Elizabeth Dever, executive director of Pasadena Ronald McDonald House, Jesse Dillon, CEO of Beacon Media News and the Pasadena Independent, Betty Ma, partner and principal with real estate investment and management firm Pacific Starr Group and Nerissa Sugars, air service support and customer experience manager at Hollywood Burbank Airport. Taking the oath for a second term were Raphael Henderson of Wells Fargo, John Leano of Bryan’s Cleaners and Laundry, Valerie Prince of Pacific Commerce bank and Donald Schweitzer of the Law Office of Donald P. Schweitzer.Mr. Bird also swore in the Executive Committee for 2018-19. Those were Chair-elect Justin Tsui of TeamLogicIT, Mr. Leano of Bryan’s Cleaners and Laundry, Ms. McCarthy of Ste. Marie Specialists, Ms. Prince of Pacific Commerce Bank and Mr. Schweitzer of the Law Office of Donald P. Schweitzer. Mr. Tsui is Chair-elect and chairs the Chamber Technology Committee. Ms. Prince will be Board Secretary. Mr. Leano is Member Services Chair and Mr. Schweitzer will lead the Economic and Business Development Committee. Ms. McCarthy serves as Immediate Past Chair.After the swearing in, Mr. Bird addressed the crowd with brief remarks about the long history of involvement between the Chamber and JPL, including two previous chairs of the board, Willis Chapman in 2008-09 and Peter Lyman in the early 1990s. Mr. Bird also outlined his vision for the future, which includes continued partnerships with the Chamber and our large company members for events such as the Industry Day matchmaking event and the Mission Match non-profit job fair. “I am very supportive of our work to provide opportunity to our members so that they can grow, prosper and create new jobs, Mr. Bird remarked. “The Chamber is here to provide support through everything from networking events and workshops to issue-oriented forums and information on market and economic trends. We are aspirational in what we want the Chamber to be and do, and what we want for our members. My expectation and focus for the year is to continue to grow our ability to serve.”Mr. Bird also pointed out the partnerships between the Chamber and Lincoln Partners, the developer of the project at Parsons Corporation, and Trammel Crow, the developer of the housing project at Space bank in east Pasadena, “I am happy to report that the Chamber is working with Lincoln Properties and Trammel Crow to integrate learning, observation and internship opportunities for high school students in Pasadena Unified into those projects as they move forward. “As important, the Chamber is working to ensure opportunities those projects provide are available to our member companies through procurement and service opportunities. With partnerships throughout our community, we can make economic development activity in Pasadena a learning opportunity for our students and economic opportunity for their families.”The evening ended about 9:30 as guests picked up their silent auction winnings and mingled over wine and coffee.You can support the Chamber’s work-based learning and workforce development activities by donating to the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Any donation is 100% tax deductible and will go directly to supporting our work with students in our local public schools. To donate visit http://www.pasadenayouthworks.org/host/donate.The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association is a business service member organization that works to ensure the prosperity of its members through a variety of offerings including referrals, networking, workshops and seminars, events and much more. 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Assisted suicide for ill people is ‘slippery slope’

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first_imgNewsLocal NewsAssisted suicide for ill people is ‘slippery slope’By admin – January 22, 2012 546 A REVIEW of laws which would allow doctors to assist seriously ill patients to die could lead to people who cannot make the decision for themselves being euthanised, a Limerick TD has warned. At a recent conference in Cork, Dr Adam McCauley, senior lecturer in medical and international human rights law in UCD, said that Irish law relating assisted suicide should be reviewed. Dr McCauley claimed that people with serious medical conditions are taking their lives “behind closed doors,” and sometimes with the assistance of medical practitioners.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was speaking in the wake of the publication of British report which describes current law on assisted suicide as “inadequate and incoherent”.But Fine Gael Deputy, Dan Neville, said that any liberalisation of the law on assisted death or euthanasia could have serious consequences.“It has been the experience elsewhere when euthanasia is legalised under very specific circumstances that although the criteria may be set tightly at the start, those criteria tend to loosen over time and a more liberal approach to euthanasia is taken”.Deputy Neville, who is president of the Irish Association of Suicidology, fears that older people who are ill and those severely handicapped, who do not have their full faculties, may be open to suggestion and pressure.“If someone is very ill or suffering from a disease such as Alzheimer’s, you have to ask whether they have the mental capacity to make a decision to end their own lives”.The British Commission on Assisted Dying recommended in it’s report, published last week, that a person who has a severe condition and less than a year to live, should be allowed to ask medical practitioners to assist them to die.But Deputy Neville said that this would constitute “a slippery slope.It started out tightly controlled in places like the Netherlands but that has all changed. There is a documented case recently of a woman in her fifties, who tragically lost both of her sons and she was considered a fit case for assisted suicide, even though she was in good physical health. And suicide rates generally increase in countries where euthanasia has been legalised. The attitude to all suicides changes”. Advertisement Email WhatsApp Linkedincenter_img Print Previous articleUnfinished estates may escape chargeNext articleBookmaker tells family ‘too late at starting gate’ for Euro draw admin Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Letterkenny JPC seeks detailed analysis of crime increase figures

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first_img Google+ WhatsApp The Chairman of the Joint Policing Committee in Letterkenny says an in depth analysis has begun into local crime figures so that the committee and the community can formulate an informed response.Cllr Dessie Larkin was speaking after the committee was presented with figures this week showing that in the Letterkenny district, there’s been an increase in assaults and burglaries, with burglary detections down to just under 20%.Cllr Larkin says the figures are worrying, but rather than knee jerk reactions, it’s important to ensure that the figures are analysed………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/dessi830.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Letterkenny JPC seeks detailed analysis of crime increase figures By News Highland – October 7, 2011 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Google+center_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleDerry Coleraine rail line improvements to begin next yearNext articleBreaking news – Rescue mission underway off Malin Head News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more

One killed, two injured by falling rocks while climbing Mount Rainier

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first_imgchinaface/iStock(SEATTLE) — One person was killed and two others injured after several groups of climbers were caught in a rockfall on Mount Rainier in Washington on Wednesday.There were three pairs of climbers camping out at 10,400 feet while making their way up the mountain when a large group of rocks broke free from the mountain and “swept through the site,” according to a statement from Mount Rainier National Park. Two tents were crushed, while a third was unharmed by the slide.One of the climbers made a 911 call at about 8 p.m. local time from the Liberty Ridge route and reported the incident, authorities said. On Thursday morning, park rangers were able to transport the most seriously injured climber to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, the park said in a statement. The other injured climber and the body of the dead climber were flown off the mountain Thursday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m., authorities said.The three uninjured climbers were also taken off the mountain by helicopter.“It’s a mountain that has a lot of rock fall, a lot of ice fall on it, and so everyone said, ‘Well we do have fatalities on the mountain,’” Mount Rainier National Park spokesman Kevin Bacher told ABC News. “Many years we go by with no fatalities and then they’ll have a bad year and get a spell of them.”The patient at Harborview Medical Center, a 37-year-old man, is in serious condition, the hospital reported to ABC News.Rescue teams were not able to reach the climbers until weather and rock conditions were favorable for the helicopter, Bacher said.Bacher said about 5,000 people reach the summit of the mountain each year.“We do have incidents occasionally,” he said. “This is a challenging mountain to climb.”Mount Rainier, located in Washington state’s Cascade Mountains about 60 miles southeast of Seattle, is 14,411 feet high. It is 17th-tallest mountain in the United States, but the fifth tallest in the continental U.S.The top-10 highest peaks are all in Alaska.Bacher said the Liberty Ridge route is particularly challenging and also “a very exposed area.”“It’s a place that is on a narrow ridge that goes up the north side of the mountain — very, very steep, very technical in terms of climbing ability, which is why very few people climb the mountain by this route,” Bacher said. “But [it’s] also why it is so popular among the climbers who have the skills necessary to tackle the challenge. It’s a uniquely beautiful and uniquely challenging and extraordinary route up to the summit of Mount Rainier, but it also brings with it unique challenges.”May 31 is the fifth anniversary of the death of six climbers on Mount Rainier, one of the worst single accidents in the mountain’s history. The group of climbers died when they fell more than 3,000 feet, also from the Liberty Ridge route. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Suspect arrested, charged with murder for Sonic Drive-In shooting that killed two, injured two

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first_imgBellevue Police DepartmentBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (BELLEVUE, Neb.) — A suspect is under arrest and charged in connection with a shooting at a Sonic Drive-In late Saturday evening that killed two people and left two others hospitalized, according to police.At approximately 9:23 p.m. police in Bellevue, Nebraska, received a call about reports of a possible bomb inside a moving truck in the parking lot of a Sonic Drive-In, according to local authorities.In a statement released by the Bellevue Police Department, numerous officers immediately responded to the scene of the incident, which was then updated at 9:24 p.m. to a shooting, with the first officers arriving only two minutes later at 9:26 p.m. to discover four victims with gunshot wounds.“Two victims were transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center,” the Bellevue Police Department said in its statement. “Two additional victims were determined to be deceased on the scene. The victims will be identified after the completion of appropriate family notifications.”On Sunday evening, police released the names of the shooting victims, all who were employees of Sonic: Nathan Pastrana, 22, and Ryan Helbert, 28, both died at the scene. Kenneth Gerner, 25, and Zoey Reece Atalig Lujan, 18, were injured.Roberto Carlos Silva Jr., 23, was taken into custody shortly after police arrived on scene, according to authorities. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of arson, the police said Sunday.At a press conference late Sunday, police showed bodycam video of Silva Jr. being arrested in the parking lot of the Bellevue restaurant. In one part of the video — which was shown on a screen at the presser and is not being released beyond that — one can see the U-Haul truck burning in the background.Police did not release any details on why the U-Haul was on fire, only that they believe the truck was in fact brought there by the suspect.Police did not give any updates on the condition of the two victims who were taken to hospital, and the motive behind the shooting is currently not known.Authorities also said that there are no indications of any additional suspects involved in the shooting.The investigation is ongoing.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Negotiator Awards winner joins the ‘three portal’ club following OTM sign-up

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first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Negotiator Awards winner joins the ‘three portal’ club following OTM sign-up previous nextAgencies & PeopleNegotiator Awards winner joins the ‘three portal’ club following OTM sign-upRobert Oulsnam & Company has joined the formerly mutual portal OnTheMarket alongside its existing listings with Rightmove and Zoopla.Nigel Lewis8th August 20180573 Views Award-winning West Midlands estate agency Robert Oulsnam has signed up its 12 branches to OnTheMarket.com.This means the company now lists properties on all three of the UK’s main property portals as it is a long-standing customer of both Rightmove and Zoopla as well.Robert Oulsnam won Estate Agency of the Year for the West Midlands at the most recent Negotiator Awards and was founded in 1971.Its branches cover several different areas of the West Midlands but also Worcestershire and southern Birmingham.Andrew Oulsnam (pictured), Director, said: “We are very pleased to have joined OnTheMarket after watching it grow significantly in recent months.“By marketing our properties on this extra platform, we will increase exposure for our clients’ properties and estate agent offices. We look forward to seeing this agent-backed portal progress further within the marketplace.”Helen Whiteley, Commercial Director at OnTheMarket.com and one of the ‘originals’ that helped CEO Ian Springett establish PrimeLocation, said: “Robert Oulsnam and Company is a long-established agent with an excellent reputation and we are delighted they have joined OnTheMarket at this very exciting time.”OnTheMarket’s recent tally of listing agents recently passed the 10,000 mark or approximately 54% of the UK branch total, and it now carries 570,000 residential properties.Robert Oulsnam The Negotiator Awards 2017 West Midlands August 8, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’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.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 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

GE tests new turbine enclosure for MMP

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first_img May 31, 2017 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: LM2500 GE tests new turbine enclosure as part of module modernization program Equipment & technology Share this article GE’s Marine Solutions announced it has completed a series of fire tests on a new composite LM2500 marine enclosure as part of the Module Modernization Program (MMP).According to the company, the tests verified that the composite material reduces weight and improves performance.The MMP is a program that seeks to inject updated technology into the gas turbine module system and reduce enclosure weight by approximately 50%, with the base structure excluded.Participants of the MMP include GE, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and the United States Navy; the program commenced in 2014.According to GE, the new monolithic composite structure of GE’s LM2500 marine module does not use bolted joints between the walls and ceiling. This feature improves assembly and noise attenuation through the elimination of noise channels. The use of composites also allows the module doors and access panels to be made larger, yet lighter for ease of handling. The use of composites eliminates rusting of doors, hinges and access panels, reducing maintenance, the company added.The assembly of a prototype enclosure is now underway and will be tested in a full-scale gas turbine test cell to confirm noise attenuation and thermal performances predicted earlier by component tests and analysis. The composite enclosure will then be subjected to barge shock testing to U.S. Navy requirements. These tests are scheduled to be completed by mid-2018.The gas turbine module developed under the MMP will be available in 2018 with the first application intended on the U.S. Navy’s DDG-51 Flight III ships. The lightweight composite enclosure and updated components will be available for international navies in 2018, the company said. Back to overview,Home naval-today GE tests new turbine enclosure as part of module modernization program View post tag: GE Marine Solutionslast_img read more