3 investment trusts I’d buy in the current market crash

first_img Rupert Hargreaves owns shares of the Henderson International Income Trust, Personal Assets Trust and Scottish Inv Trust. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Microsoft. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $85 calls on Microsoft and short January 2021 $115 calls on Microsoft. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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. 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. The COVID-19 outbreak has sent shockwaves around the world. While the virus hasn’t had that much of an effect on the economy (as of yet), the uncertainty has spooked investors. At this sage, we don’t know how bad the situation could become.This is a challenging environment for investors to navigate. However, there are a couple of funds that stand out right now as safe harbours in rough waters.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…Personal Assets TrustThe Personal Assets Trust (LSE: PNL) is a relatively unique investment trust. Its goal is to protect and grow the wealth of its investors over the long term. Management places emphasis on the protection part of its investment mandate.As such, inflation-linked bonds and precious metals feature heavily in the trust’s portfolio. Commodities and fixed income securities currently make up more than two-thirds of the collection. The trust also owns a selection of high-quality blue-chip stocks.If you’re looking for an investment fund that’s trying to beat the stock market, Personal Assets isn’t for you. However, if you’re looking to protect and grow your wealth, it could be worth considering.Over the past 10 years, it’s achieved an average annualised return of 5.8%, with relatively minimal volatility.A dividend yield of 1.3% provides a level of income that exceeds most savings accounts, and an annual management fee of 0.65% is relatively low.Scottish Investment TrustThe Scottish Investment Trust (LSE: SCIN) is another trust that’s structured to outperform in all market environments, billing itself as a contrarian investor. It likes to buy out-of-favour stocks, which are in the process of restructuring. It also aims to provide dividend growth ahead of UK inflation.Research shows value stocks tend to outperform in volatile markets. Meanwhile, growth stocks suffer the most as investors usually rush to sell these holdings first. This suggests Scottish could produce market-beating returns in the current environment.Indeed, the most substantial holdings in the trust’s portfolio as some of the most defensive stocks around. These include Tesco, gold miner Newcrest and GlaxoSmithKline.Management has also shown willingness to deploy extra capital repurchasing shares when they’re trading a significant discount to net at a value, which enhances returns over time.The investment trust currently supports a dividend yield of 3.1%, is trading at an 11% discount to net asset value, and charges just 0.58% per annum in management fees.Henderson International Income TrustThe great thing about dividend stocks is that they can give you a steady income in times of market volatility. That’s why the Henderson International Income Trust (LSE: HINT) has to feature on a list of top investment trusts to buy in the current environment.It owns some of the most highly-regarded income stocks in the world, including Microsoft, Coca-Cola and Nestle. It currently offers a dividend yield of 3.7% and is trading at a slight discount to the net asset value.Since the trust was launched in 2011, its net asset value as grown by nearly 90%, including dividends.That suggests this trust can provide a steady return for investors in all marketing environments. With an annual management fee of 0.84%, it doesn’t charge the world for this performance either.For long-term dividend-focused investors, this trust seems to tick all the boxes. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 8th March, 2020 | More on: HINT PNL SCIN 3 investment trusts I’d buy in the current market crashlast_img read more

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Maori All Blacks cast aside Championship XV

first_imgDONCASTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 17: Josh Bassett of the RFU Championship XV is tackled by Jamieson Gibson-Park of New Zealand Maori All Blacks during the RFU Championship XV and New Zealand Maori All Blacks rugby match at Castle Park on November 17, 2012 in Doncaster, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images) Black sea: Josh Bassett struggling to avoid the Maori All Blacks’ defenseBy Richard GraingerCHAMPIONSHIP CLUB rivalry was put on hold on Saturday when a select RFU XV took on the Maori All Blacks at Doncaster’s Castle Park.Despite going down 21-52, head coach Mike Rayer was full of praise for his side: “I’m extremely proud and it was all about the players today. We gave them a framework and they were absolutely terrific,” he told The Rugby Paper.“They emptied their tanks, as they said they would, and I couldn’t ask for any more. We showed good intent, backed ourselves and the score-line probably flattered the Maori. But they’re a class act and their offloading game was unbelievable.”The tourists, who were beaten by Leicester Tigers on Tuesday evening, found their form and ran in eight tries to record a 21-52 victory in front of a crowd of 4,956.Man of the match – Declan O’DonnellThe Maori side were slow to get out of the blocks, as the Championship XV started strongly. However, all the select XV had to show for their dominance in the opening quarter was two Tristan Roberts penalties.Waikato winger Declan O’Donnell, who was named Man of the Match, scored the opening try, but the Championship XV struck back with a try from home fullback Dante Mama, following good continuity from his forwards.Winger Kurt Baker and hooker Hika Elliot both scored tries to give the Maoris a 14-21 lead at the interval, after Roberts added a third penalty.But the visitors upped the tempo in the second half. First, fullback Trent Renata finished a good attack to touch down under the posts, and as the visitors started to dominate, Maori locks Elliot Dixon and Roman Graham both crossed the whitewash.Outstanding halfback Frae Wilson notched his second try of the tour before centre Jackson Willison burst through tired defenders to complete the Maori scoring.However, the final say went to the Championship XV, when Blues fly half Jake Sharp chipped the Maori defence for Nottingham winger Rhys Crane to collect the ball and dot down; Sharp added the extra points. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS For highlights of the clash, courtesy of the New Zealand Herald, click here.News of two appointments completes the Championship round-up this week.First, as widely expected, Rotherham Titans’ Chairman Nick Cragg confirmed the signing of Alex Codling as Head Coach.Cragg said: “We were delighted by the quality of candidate and the general level of interest shown in the post…Codling, who was capped once for England, has a wealth of coaching experience, most recently at London Scottish where he was both the forwards and defence coach. He told the Titans’ website: “I am honoured and thrilled to have been appointed as Head Coach of Rotherham Titans and can’t wait to get started. It is a club with a great tradition and passionate supporters. I share their passion for the club and this great game and will do everything possible to keep moving the club forward.”And finally, Doncaster Knights announced the signing of Clive Griffiths as Director of Professional Rugby at Castle Park.The former Wales international rugby league and rugby union player is currently the defence coach of the Canadian National team.“I am delighted to be back at Doncaster, I enjoyed my last tenure here before it was cut short too early”, Griffiths said. “Everything I love about the Club is still here and the future is still very bright… Our main focus as a Club is to get Doncaster Knights on the rise up the table.” Griffiths’ immediate challenge will be to get Doncaster off the bottom of the Championship table.Follow Richard Grainger on Twitter @Maverickwriterlast_img read more

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A pint or two with Harlequins flyhalf Nick Evans

first_imgSaturday Dec 18, 2010 A pint or two with Harlequins flyhalf Nick Evans Nick Evans was kind enough to take time out to catch up with RD ahead of a big rugby year, particularly in his native New Zealand. Among other things, he touched on his golfing prowess, an incredible dropgoal, and what it will take for the All Blacks to win the World Cup at home. RD: Youve been in the UK a while now how different is everyday life to what you experienced in New Zealand as a professional player? Nick: Rugby is the same wherever you are in the world. Its all about running, kicking and contact and that doesnt change whether you are playing in New Zealand, England or anywhere else for that matter. Off the pitch New Zealand is definitely more relaxed, that’s for sure. No traffic, no stress and if you want Sky installed you can get it the next day. In England it’s never that easy! With you seemingly out of the Test rugby picture, who would be your choice from the current crop to A) Play second fiddle to Carter at the World Cup, and B) Be the man to take over in the long run? Graham Henry has already gone with Stephen Donald as back up and it looks like he will be there for the World Cup. From a personal point of view I’d go with Colin Slade. He can play at both 10 and 15 and I’m a big fan of versatility. You never know what might happen in terms of injuries so quality cover in all positions is important and that’s what Colin provides. In terms of the man to take over from Dan Carter I think it’s still a bit early to tell. It’s a tricky one because those are going to be big boots to fill so let’s wait and see. With next years World Cup in mind, what do you think will be the best way for New Zealand to deal with the immense pressure that will be placed on them at home, and who is best placed to challenge them? The best way to deal with the pressure is to embrace it. In 2007 we shut ourselves off and by doing that it became more intense. It’s going to be a huge occasion but it’s important for the guys to try and enjoy as much of it as they can. South Africa and Australia are probably best placed to challenge New Zealand. Both have beaten the Kiwis in the last couple of years and will take a lot of confidence from those results. Having said that I don’t see anyone stopping New Zealand in their own backyard next year. Was the decision to not return to NZ – to give the World Cup a shot – a difficult one to make, or one that was never really something you considered? It was the hardest rugby decision Ive ever had to make. I knew when I signed a three year deal with Quins that I would be hard pushed to get back in the team for the World Cup however, looking back I dont regret the decision at all. Englands forgotten man, Danny Cipriani, will play for the Melbourne Rebels in the Super Rugby tournament next year what advice would you give to Northern Hemisphere players who make a similar move? Its a great move for young and upcoming players to experience life and rugby in the southern hemisphere. There are noticeable differences in the way the game is coached with real emphasis placed on developing the core skills. Its a gutsy move for Danny to make but if he applies himself in the right way hell return to England a better player. No one individual is bigger than the team in Australia and if he finds himself in the spotlight for non-rugby reasons that wont go down well. Whats life at Harlequins like since Bloodgate? Forgotten about, or a valuable lesson thats made everyone closer as a result? Its forgotten about and now it is up to us, as players, to continue rebuilding the reputation of the club on the pitch by performing well in both domestic and European competition. The feeling around the training ground is very good at the moment and long may that continue. Talk us through that dropgoal you slotted against Stade Francais in 2008. Where do I start? It was one of the most exciting games Ive been involved in and the finish wasnt bad either! I still wonder how that final play lasted 29 phases in such terrible conditions. We could have dropped the ball, we almost scored in the corner anything could have happened. I thought about the drop goal twice but both times decided we were still a little too far out. The team dug deep and thankfully I was able to get it over. It was a great moment for the players, the fans and the whole club. Having turned 30 a few months back, have you put a number on how much longer you aim to play professional rugby? You do think about it but as long as I am enjoying training and working with the guys then that is what matters. I would be happy with four or five more years but as long as the body holds up the sky is the limit. Do you manage to get out on the golf course much these days, and whats your handicap? Yeah I do. Myself and Tom Williams play together and usually take on the forwards, Matt Cairns and Mark Lambert. I play off 15 but Matts handicap is 6. Just for the record the backs are 5-2 up at the moment! Brendan Venter comedian, headcase, or revolutionary? As a rugby man you have to give him a lot of respect for what he has achieved in the game. I did see the interview he gave the other day and it was very strange but heh, thats the sort of thing that makes him who he is.————————————————————-We spoke to Nick at The Red Lion pub in Isleworth over a pint of Greene King IPA, the Official Beer of Harlequins and England Rugby. 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House M-M / Tuomas Siitonen Office

first_img Finland Year:  Houses Projects Architects: Tuomas Siitonen Office Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Tuomas Uusheimo, Maija LuutonenPhotographs:  Tuomas Uusheimo , Maija LuutonenSave this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoText description provided by the architects. Someone should pick the children up from day-care; the grandparents would appreciate a visit; who’d have time to cook and help with the homework? What if the whole family lived together, on the same plot, even under the same roof?Save this picture!© Maija LuutonenA finnish actor and actress wanted a home where the entire family, including grandparents and great-grandmother could spend their time together. They were looking for space for the family and friends to be together, but also for the chance for everyone to have some privacy and their own room. That way the grandparents could help with childcare and great-grandmother would have company and a feeling of security.Save this picture!© Maija LuutonenA place was found on the plot in Helsinki’s Oulunkylä. The location of the 100-year-old house – in a garden of apple and lilac trees with a steep north-facing slope – imposed its own demands on the design. What was wanted was a house that would be contemporary and yet homely and full of character, that would respect its surroundings and the site’s natural features but would still constitute a clearly self-contained whole.Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoThe new home was designed with two apartments. The lower storey is a level-access studio-apartment for the actress’ 91-year-old grandmother. The ground floor also includes sauna and utility spaces.Save this picture!© Maija LuutonenThe 120 square-metre apartment upstairs is the home of the couple and their 8 and 11-year-old children. The upstairs is comprised of a large reception room and a kitchen, made to measure in flamed birch, that serve as the whole family’s living space. In the summer this extends effortlessly outdoors via a large terrace.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe three-storey building sits comfortably on the slope, the large windows bringing in the green outside and creating a feel of a tree house. The tree house-like atmosphere is enhanced by the loft space situated over the kitchen and the stairs leading to the master bedroom with its view over the tree tops. The exterior of Siberian larch changes with the seasons and will gradually turn grey.Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoThe couple’s parents continue to live in their wooden villa on the same plot. Because the roof of the new building dips in the middle, it does not affect the familiar view from the villa to the rising slope across the plot. The footprint of the new-build follows the shape of the slope and creates a bend making the garden more intimate and shielding it from the public roadway.Save this picture!© Maija LuutonenOne important consideration was the building’s ecological sustainability. Most of the building is made of wood. The building has floor heating coupled to ground-source heat so stand-alone radiators are not necessary. The energy needed for cooling in the summer also comes from ground-source heat. Because of its large south- facing roof space, in the future it will also be possible to make good use of solar energy.Save this picture!Section“The large windows bring light and warmth right into the house. The exterior doesn’t need maintenance and the open fireplace heats up with wood from our own plot. We travel to work and into town by train. We believe these are sustainable solutions. One good home in a lifetime is enough!” says the client.Save this picture!© Maija LuutonenFinland’s baby-boomer generations are ageing; a demographic peak of 65 to 74-year-olds is expected in 2020, and there is already a shortage of care-home places and staff. The working day is long and school-age children are often forced to spend afternoons either at after-school clubs or home alone. Well-designed models for multi-generational living and functional architecture can help meet these challenges in the future.Save this picture!Basament Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessMelnikov House Listed As Cultural Heritage SiteArchitecture NewsPeter’s House / Craig Steely ArchitectureSelected Projects Share 2013 House M-M / Tuomas Siitonen Office “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!© Tuomas Uusheimo+ 24 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/488178/house-m-m-tuomas-siitonen-office Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/488178/house-m-m-tuomas-siitonen-office Clipboard “COPY” Area:  145 m² Area:  145 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Photographs CopyHouses•Helsinki, Finland Year:  House M-M / Tuomas Siitonen OfficeSave this projectSaveHouse M-M / Tuomas Siitonen Office CopyAbout this officeTuomas Siitonen OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHelsinkiHousesFinlandPublished on March 20, 2014Cite: “House M-M / Tuomas Siitonen Office” 20 Mar 2014. 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TCU educates campus of NCAA compliance rules

first_imgReddIt + posts Ally is a junior history major and journalism minor. She is a sports reporter for TCU 360. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Three new club sports could start next semester TCU students staying for the break to cheer on the Frogs Ally Lantz Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/center_img New sand volleyball courts excite team, students ReddIt Facebook Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Linkedin Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ Volleyball finds success on their home court printTCU’s compliance center is educating university faculty and staff of National Collegiate Athletic Association rules by creating simple guidelines.The NCAA rules are put in place in order to monitor different aspects of collegiate athletics.Professors are instructed to never create assignments for student-athletes that differ from other students in a class. Professors are also not allowed to offer student-athletes extra credit work unless the opportunities are available to all students.Cases of academic dishonesty by student-athletes should never be treated differently than cases of such behavior by any other student.University staff are not allowed to provide student-athletes with the use of copying machines, computers, printers, credit cards, cars or any other support that is not available to the general student body.A faculty or staff member may have contact with a prospective student-athlete only during a visit to TCU Campus.In response to the general knowledge of compliance rules, social work professor Linda Moore said that the faculty and staff “needed more education.”Moore started the academic center in the athletic department.“The reality is [student-athletes] are guided by rules and regulations,” Dr. Moore said.In order to help prevent miscommunication between professors and student athletes, the compliance center is sending out emails with these specific guidelines.“I think the rules are important because if you break them it would mess with your eligibility to play,” sophomore TCU soccer player Allison Ganter said.The compliance center is hoping that these rules are kept in mind as TCU enters into multiple athletic seasons. Previous articleOnly the strong survive at ROTCNext articleTCU students run for suicide awareness Ally Lantz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Number of ‘Ghost Estates’ in Donegal down by almost 65%

first_img Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleKris Meeke signs three year deal with CitroenNext articleCCTV released in hunt for burglar who targeted Simon Cowell’s mansion admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ The number of unfinished housing development or ghost estates in Donegal has decreased by almost 65% since 2010.The figures released today by Minister for Housing Paudie Coffey show the number of ghost estates in the county has fallen from 133 estates to 49 compared with this time 5 years ago.Nationally there has been a 75% drop in the unfinished developments during the same period.Donegal Deputy Dinny McGinley says work is being carried out among local authorities to decrease that figure even more:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/dinny530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Number of ‘Ghost Estates’ in Donegal down by almost 65% By admin – December 16, 2015 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

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6,000 chickens killed in fire in Co Tyrone

first_img Twitter 6,000 chickens killed in fire in Co Tyrone By News Highland – September 14, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Homepage BannerNews Around 6,000 chickens have been killed in a large fire in Co Tyrone.The blaze took place at a farm shed in Dungannon shortly after 10pm last night.Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Services says it is believed to have started accidentally. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook Previous articleDeclan Devine – “Not Good Enough”Next articleNormal opening times resume at Derry & Strabane Cemeteries News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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From a first drive to a long walk home

first_img Our granddaddy Pop always left the key in the tractor for anybody who needed it.We needed it. The sun was hot, our feet were bare and there were stickers and briars along the way. Why, the fishpond was so far away that we couldn’t even see it from the top of the chicken house. We could drive the tractor to the pond, fish a while and get back before anybody missed us. I got down on the floorboard and got ready to mash in the clutch. Jimmy turned the key and the tractor jump like a frog. I hit my mouth on the clutch and my lip started to bleed.After some thinking, we decided the clutch had to be mashed in and the gear had to be standing straight up on the floorboard before the key was turned. That seemed like the way Pop did it.We gave that a try and the tractor was running but we weren’t going anywhere. We went back thinking again. I clutched and yelled, “shift” and Jimmy shifted but we didn’t move. We had forgotten about the gas. We started over. I clutched with one hand and mashed the gas with the other.  After several tries, jumped off and bumped along the pasture.We didn’t try clutching or shifting anymore. I just gave the tractor the gas and Jimmy steered where we wanted to go. The tractor made strange noise, like something was hurting it, but we didn’t stop to see. When we got close to the fishpond, he yelled “stop gassing.” The tractor stopped just before we went off in the pond. We got off and went fishing. When the sun told us it was about time to get on back home, we realized we were in deep trouble. We had stopped right at the edge of the pond. We didn’t know how to back up and there was no way to get the tractor turned around. Jimmy said it was my might fault that we were going to get whippings and I said it was his. So, we tied up and fought.It was a long walk back home. Even before we got there, we saw Pop standing right where his tractor ought to be.  What happened next was not a pleasant thing but we did like Pop taught us. We took turns. Jimmy got his whipping and I got mine and they were both real bad. Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Sponsored Content A red Farmall tractor was the first vehicle I ever “drove.”I didn’t own it nor was I to be on it. And, if my cousin Jimmy were telling this story, he would say it was my idea to climb on the Farmall and make it go. But, it’s my story and it was Jimmy who had the idea that we could drive the tractor down to the fishpond and back and no one would ever know. When I was growing up, we were on our own from the time we got up until dinnertime. As soon as dinner hit our stomachs, we had free rein until just before dark caught us. So, after digging a can of worms, Jimmy and I climbed on the tractor ready to ride. But neither of us was tall enough to sit on the seat and reach the clutch like Pop did so that posed a problem. One of us would have to sit on the floorboard and mash in the clutch while the other sat on the seat and shifted the gears and steered.We had watched Pop and our daddies enough to know how to do it. We would take turns clutching and driving. Pop taught us about “sharing” when he bought us a beautiful black horse “together.”We had to share the horse, one riding at a time, Pop said. To us, sharing sounded like taking turns and we didn’t like to do that. But unless we took turns clutching and driving, we weren’t going to get to ride the tractor to the fishpond. We drew sticks to see who got to drive first. Jimmy got the longest stick even though I held the shortest one so it looked like the longest. 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Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, targeted in mass shooting, raising money for Muslim victims of massacre at New Zealand mosques

first_imgiStock/Montes-Bradley(PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania) — Still recovering from a mass shooting at their temple in which 11 worshippers were killed, members of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh have launched an effort to raise money for the victims of a rampage at two mosques in New Zealand that left 50 people dead.Synagogue members started a GoFundMe campaign on Sunday, with a goal of raising $100,000 for the families of those killed and the victims wounded in Friday’s attacks at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch.As of Monday afternoon, the GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $13,000“We stand beside our Muslim brothers and sisters and mourn alongside the families and friends who have lost loved ones in this unconscionable act of violence,” reads a statement from the Tree of Life congregation on its GoFundMe page. “We will continue to work towards a day when all people on this planet can live together in peace and mutual respect.”On Friday afternoon, a 28-year-old man described by police as a white supremacist allegedly walked into the Al Noor mosque and opened fire, killing 42 people, according to police. The attacker, identified by police as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, an Australian, then allegedly drove three miles across Christchurch to the Linwood mosque and killed eight Muslim worshippers attending a prayer service.In addition to the 50 people killed, another 50 were wounded in the two attacks.The New Zealand attack came less than five months after a gunman burst into the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and opened fire. The suspect, Robert Bowers, 46, was charged with federal hate crimes including the murder of 11 congregants at the Tree of Life.“We’re unfortunately part of a club that nobody wants to be a part of, and we wanted to reach out to New Zealand in the same way everyone reached out to us,” Sam Schachner, president of the Tree of Life, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Following the Oct. 27 killing rampage at the Tree of Life, people from across the country donated money to help members congregations that use the temple.“Tree of Life members, and our friends who continue to comfort and bolster us as we recover, must now come together to support the Muslims of Christchurch,” reads a statement on the GoFundMe page. “Please share this page with your families, friends and neighbors. Make a donation, and leave a kind message of hope to let them know that the entire world is with them.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Capitol on high alert but quiet amid March 4 threat

first_imguschools/iStockBy BEATRICE PETERSON and BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — As Capitol Police and National Guard troops were on high alert amid a potential threat tied to March 4, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi downplayed that the House changed its schedule so it wouldn’t be in session on Thursday.“I don’t think anybody should take any encouragement that because some troublemakers might show up that we changed our whole schedule,” Pelosi told reporters. “No, we just moved it a few hours,” she said, to accommodate Republicans headed to an issues retreat Thursday afternoon.“We were going to be out by noon because we promised that to the Republicans,” she said.The House held a late-night session on Wednesday to ensure that members and staff would not have to be on the Capitol complex on March 4.At the same time, Pelosi conceded there were security concerns for House members, compared to the Senate, which was in session Thursday, noting that the House is “at least four times more people, and therefore, all that that implies in terms of numbers of people in the Capitol if, in fact, there’s any troublemakers around, and it made sense.”Capitol Police officials said earlier Wednesday they had “obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4” — the date far-right conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump would return to power.As of mid-day Thursday, security remained visibly tight but there was no indication that any attack would happen.The intelligence, law enforcement sources said, suggested the militia plot hoped to draw 50,000 members from around the country to overwhelm and take the Capitol but there was sign of large numbers of people headed to Washington. Authorities have been monitoring travel to D.C. and hotel reservations and they say they have seen no meaningful uptick –- such things are more noticeable as travel during the pandemic has been relatively light and hotel room availability remains high.Capitol Police faced criticism for not sharing intelligence from the FBI about the potential for violence the day before the Jan. 6 attack and since then smart phones have been distributed to all officers and intelligence shared with them.In response to the ongoing threats, ABC News has confirmed that Capitol Police officials have requested a 60-day extension for the National Guard presence at the Capitol.There are currently more than 5,000 armed National Guard troops still at the Capitol and in the city, down from the peak of 25,000 present for security at the Jan. 20 inauguration.The scheduled end for the 5,000 remaining troops is March 12.Asked about the National Guard presence, Pelosi said a security review could be made public next week.“We should have them here as long as they are needed, and the silliness of this being Inauguration Day … falls into the realm of let’s not waste our time on it,” she said. “We have to have what we need, and when we need it, and in the numbers we need it. But that’s a security decision.”She added, with “the threat of all the president’s men out there, we have to ensure with our security that we are safe enough to do our job.”“It’s going to take more money to protect the Capitol in a way that enables people to come here, children to come and see our democracy in action, all of you to cover what happens here safely, members to be comfortable that they are safe when they are here, and not be concerned about what happened last time, but that — that just doesn’t have a place in a democracy.”Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief U.S. Yogananda Pittman also told Congress in February that there are ongoing threats to disrupt President Joe Biden’s expected speech to a joint session of Congress, perhaps later this month.“We know that members of the militia groups that were present on Jan. 6 have stated their desires that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible with a direct nexus to the State of the Union, which we know that date has not been identified,” Pittman testified. “So, based on that information we think that it’s prudent that Capitol Police maintain its enhanced and robust security posture until we address those vulnerabilities going forward.”The Capitol security review commissioned by Pelosi and led by retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore will recommend adding roughly 1,000 new Capitol Police officers to the force and improving infrastructure around the Capitol Hill complex, according to an executive summary obtained by ABC News.The draft report, which has been shared with congressional leaders and relevant committees, recommends replacing the temporary, razor wire-topped fencing around the House and Senate office buildings with both mobile and retractable fencing that could still “enable an open campus” absent any threats.It also recommends empowering the Capitol Police chief to request assistance from federal law enforcement and the D.C. National Guard in an emergency, to avoid the bottleneck and extensive delays that plagued the response to the Jan. 6 riot.Other recommendations in the report include that Capitol Police should maintain Civil Disobedience Units to be on duty whenever Congress is in session, that more K9 units are needed to detect explosives, that the Capitol Police mounted unit be reestablished and that a permanent quick reaction force be on standby to supplement Capitol Police and local law enforcement when needed.ABC News’ Jack Date and Luis Martinez contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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