With games like these who needs to sleep?

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3 steps I’d take today to make a million in the next market crash

first_img Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 3 steps I’d take today to make a million in the next market crash 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. It’s almost impossible to predict when the next stock market crash will occur. However, the stock market’s track record of ups and downs suggests investors will experience further downturns over the long run.Therefore, it makes sense to prepare yourself for the next stock market crash. Through adopting a patient approach that focuses on improving your industry knowledge, as well as readying your finances for investment in undervalued shares, you can increase your chances of making a million when the next stock market decline occurs.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…A patient approachIt can be difficult to wait for a market crash. As the stock market’s performance has shown over recent months, it can quickly rebound from even the largest and fastest downturns.Although there may be stocks worth buying today, and holding for the long term, some companies may now be fully-valued after their recent rise. As such, it’s logical to await for more attractive price levels in some cases before deciding to add them to your portfolio.As mentioned, a stock market crash is very likely to occur in the coming years. The track record of the stock market shows it’s never made gains in perpetuity, just as it’s never experienced a permanent bear market. Through biding your time and awaiting the right opportunities, you can maximise your chances of buying high-quality companies at low prices. And then selling them at a later date for a higher price.Evolving your industry knowledgeIt’s too soon to tell how much the recent market crash will affect a number of industries. Some may recover from the coronavirus lockdown measures that have been put in place. Meanwhile, changing consumer trends may impact severely on other sectors.However, it makes sense for all investors to improve their sector knowledge in light of the major changes that could take place over the coming months. Some industries, such as online retail and healthcare, could become even more attractive. Meanwhile, others such as oil and gas, may struggle to produce market-beating returns.By understanding how different sectors could evolve over the long run, you may be in a better position to know which companies to buy when a market crash occurs. This may give you an advantage over other investors, since you’ll have a clear plan of action during temporary market falls.Financial preparation ahead of a market crashIt’s difficult to prepare financially for a market crash, but it could be a worthwhile step. This doesn’t only mean having cash available to invest. It also means that your overall financial position is sound enough so you’re confident in remaining solvent throughout an economic downturn.Declines in share prices are often caused by a weak economic outlook that could realistically affect your own employment situation and financial position. Therefore, by having sufficient resources available to cope with the personal effect of an economic downturn, you may be in a better position to capitalise on attractive stock prices without worrying about your own situation.This could increase your capacity to invest in bargain shares,. And that may boost your chances of making a million. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 8th August, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Bishop Victoria Matthews bows out with attack on cathedral preservation…

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Victoria Matthews bows out with attack on cathedral preservation campaign Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Apr 16, 2018 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican Communion In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Communion News Service] The outgoing bishop of Christchurch, Victoria Matthews, has said goodbye to her diocese with an attack on civic authorities over their handling of the future of Christchurch Cathedral. The cathedral was all-but destroyed in a 2011 earthquake. The diocese’s property trust wanted to replace the building with a modern purpose-built construction; but faced a series of unsuccessful legal challenges from campaigners who wanted the old building reinstated. Last year, after a lengthy consultation and a promise of funds from campaigners and local and national government, the diocesan synod voted to go ahead with re-instatement rather than replacement.Read the entire article here. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

Atalaya House / Alberto Kalach

first_img Projects Year:  Wardell Builders United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/271981/atalaya-house-alberto-kalach Clipboard Atalaya House / Alberto KalachSave this projectSaveAtalaya House / Alberto Kalach Save this picture!© Yoshihiro Koitani+ 66 Share ArchDaily Photographs Architects: Alberto Kalach Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/271981/atalaya-house-alberto-kalach Clipboard General Contractor: Consultants:George Sultanyan, Steven Learner Studio, Kent HornerArchitects:Alberto Kalach, Adriana León, Emanuel Ramirez, Gustavo LipkauCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. A house for a singular couple on an extraordinary site. Inserted on the top of a narrow ridge, the house overlooks the Pacific Ocean, the valleys and the distant mountains. A 360 degree view to enjoy the horizon, the sunrise and the sunset. The distant rumor of the town and highway is filtered through the slope of woods that surrounds the place.Save this picture!Top Floor Plan+ 66The house, conceived as a series of terraces stepping down, is discovered step by step, space by space, revealing different atmospheres and different views into the distance, or to intimate gardens and patios. A receiving shaded garden, a small chamber as an entry hall, the large art gallery with indirect light that leads to the living room as the main terrace. Behind, the dining room with a light well, the family room as a bridge, the swimming pool terrace, …the pool table under the sky pool, the library, studio, bedrooms… all of them with different space and light qualities, interconnected in changing sequences.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniSave this picture!© Yoshihiro Koitani+ 66Simple horizontal lines echoing the horizon and a palette of few noble materials, concrete, traventine, wood and stainless steel, selected carefully between client and architect, creates a tranquil ambience to live in surrounded by nature.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: New Flea Market in Barcelona / PromptArticlesBTV branch in Innsbruck / Rainer KöberlArticles Share CopyHouses•United States 2008 Houses Photographs:  Yoshihiro Koitani Area:  1100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Atalaya House / Alberto Kalach CopyAbout this officeAlberto KalachOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesTop100United StatesPublished on September 20, 2012Cite: “Atalaya House / Alberto Kalach” 20 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Atalaya House / Alberto Kalach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

Ngunguru House / Tennent + Brown Architects

first_img 2010 photographs:  Paul McCrediePhotographs:  Paul McCredie+ 9 Share CopyAbout this officeTennent + Brown ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNgunguruHousesNew ZealandPublished on August 08, 2013Cite: “Ngunguru House / Tennent + Brown Architects” 08 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream Ngunguru House / Tennent + Brown ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNgunguru House / Tennent + Brown ArchitectsSave this picture!© Paul McCredieHouses•Ngunguru, New Zealand Houses Area:  260 m² Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/405498/ngunguru-house-tennent-brown-architects Clipboard New Zealand Save this picture!© Paul McCredieThe design seeks to take advantage of the warm northern climate, with the exterior spaces between the rooms always providing a variety of spaces to catch the sun and retreat from the sea breezes. Save this picture!Upper Floor PlanPassive solar, sustainable sourced materials, thermal mass, on site wastewater disposal and water collection tanks are part of the sustainable design principles used. Project gallerySee allShow less19 Dwellings on Viana Street / García Floquet ArquitectosSelected ProjectsSmall Project Awards ExhibitEvent Share Year:  Architects: Tennent + Brown Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/405498/ngunguru-house-tennent-brown-architects Clipboard Projects Year:  CopySave this picture!Ground Floor PlanRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. This house for a family with two young boys is sited on a previously leveled hilltop in regenerating Northland bush. Beautiful narrow coastal views between existing trees generated an idea of the house as a bush camp – a collection of single storey rooms along a central path with outdoor spaces between. The main path through the collection of “huts” terminates in a pool. Save this picture!© Paul McCredieOver sailing this central hall space is a draped second storey with latticed sides for shading which unifies the collection of forms. The lattice work casts dappled patterns throughout the day to capture a feeling of being under a tree canopy and is artificially lit from without to cast the same shadows to the interior at night. “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily Ngunguru House / Tennent + Brown Architectslast_img read more

Charity reserves were falling before pandemic, survey shows

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Advertisement  305 total views,  2 views today Charity reserves were falling before pandemic, survey shows Tagged with: COVID-19 Finance research AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Some of the UK’s largest charities were ill-prepared for the financial impact of Covid-19, holding lower levels of reserves than in previous years, a report from accountancy and advisory firm BDO has found.BDO’s review of the reserves held by the UK’s top 50 charities found they held an average of two months of reserves going into the pandemic, down from three months when the firm last carried out its survey in 2017.BDO also found that charities are struggling to accurately report their reserves and comply with regulations. Its analysis of annual reports revealed that around 30% of the charities surveyed made no reference to the level of free reserves held, indicating non-compliance with the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP).While the charities stated their general free reserves totalled £3.8bn, BDO’s review found significant variations in methodologies for calculating reserves. It concluded that the real figure, to reflect actual undesignated, liquid assets, was £1.5bn: £2.2bn less than the charities reported. This was largely as a result of the exclusion of fixed assets, which accounted for £2bn of the discrepancy.Commenting on the findings, Jill Halford, BDO’s National Head of Charities said:“The impact of Covid-19 has been a wake-up call for charities, and brought into sharp focus the importance of having sufficient free reserves as a protection from income shocks. The fact that reserves were falling prior to the pandemic should be a particular cause for concern, and will no doubt lead many charities to revisit their reserves policies.“In our review, we found notable areas of non-compliance, which may partly reflect a lack of clarity and specific guidance on how to identify and report free reserves. We would urge the Charity Commission to address this at the earliest opportunity to help charities to protect themselves both during the current crisis and beyond.”  306 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 17 July 2020 | Newslast_img read more

Essential food workers battle COVID-19

first_imgSeattle Big business neglect of the COVID pandemic continues to bring suffering and death to workers everywhere. Essential workers, like the packinghouse workers at a frozen vegetable plant in Pasco, Wash., are fighting back. Hundreds of other strikes and job actions are also taking place across the country.  Twin City Foods workers rally to highlight growing health crisis at plant on Oct. 2.Workers at Twin City Foods in Pasco, along with those in the nearby Yakima Valley, held a work stoppage earlier in the pandemic. They have been demanding recognition of their union, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1439, to protect themselves from Twin City’s attacks and neglect during the pandemic.Two of the plant’s workers have perished from COVID-19. One of them had been taken directly from the plant to the hospital, where he died. Some 80 workers rallied in protest at the plant on Oct. 2. They received statements of support from at least five local elected officials. The two who died were both seasonal workers from Mexico. The picketers say that those who come here to work are being sent back in ashes. The plant has 300 to 400 workers, of whom 230 are year-round packinghouse workers. The seasonal workers come from Mexico on temporary visas, an expanding program of the most exploited.The workers want union representation. They demand basic COVID protections, affordable health care and a voice at work. They want to be paid as essential workers, have improved access to protective equipment and have the plant shut down to be sanitized.Earlier this year, when workers brought their cloth face coverings to work, they were told by management they weren’t authorized to wear them. One worker said she knows at least 15 workers who have tested positive for COVID. Union organizers say that management is not giving workers any updated information on sick or quarantined workers. One of the workers, Jose Rafael Garcia, said he developed symptoms of COVID-19 in August. After recovering, he notified the company on Aug. 29 that he had now tested negative, but was told by management that he wouldn’t be allowed to return to work.Twin City Foods has great wealth to provide health and compensation for the workers. It has four big plants in the states of Washington and Michigan, with $225 million in yearly sales.Twin City’s war on the workers is shown by its discriminatory treatment of its employees, most of whom are Latinx and im/migrant. These workers are essential, because they risk their lives in a crowded plant so that the rest of the country can have food on the table. Yet they are treated as if their lives are worthless.This can be seen in the fact that 43% of Washington state residents who have COVID-19 are Latinx, while Latinx people comprise only 13% of the population. The entire power structure is complicit in this, from the Trump administration on down to the state’s Democratic officialdom, who refuse to enforce basic health, safety and labor regulations.Workers have gained considerable support in the Pasco/Tri-Cities area, which is greatly needed when going against the pro-agribusiness power structure of the region. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NASCAR’s Austin Dillon visits POET Biorefining of Portland

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Energy NASCAR’s Austin Dillon visits POET Biorefining of Portland SHARE NASCAR’s Austin Dillon visits POET Biorefining of Portland By Andy Eubank – Jul 22, 2013 Facebook Twitter NASCAR® driver Austin Dillon visited POET-Biorefining – Portland Indiana Monday as part of his American Ethanol Heartland Tour. Dillon toured the biorefinery, signed autographs and took part in a Q&A with POET team members and farmers.Dillon’s Midwest tour takes him from Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Along the way, he is making a number of stops and touting the benefits of using clean, American-made biofuel. Fans can track his progress by following his Twitter account @AustinDillon3.“I’m glad I can show my fans how important the environment is,” said Dillon. “Driving on, and supporting, American Ethanol, a cleaner, homegrown, renewable fuel, is a key part of our future. The road trip to Eldora Speedway in a Chevrolet Flex Fuel Tahoe, visit to the Portland, Indiana, POET Biorefining plant, social media interaction with my fans and this Wednesday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in the No. 39 American Ethanol Chevrolet Silverado all help highlight the benefits of running E15.”Dillon will drive the No. 39 American Ethanol Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing in the Inaugural Mudsummer Classic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ race at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday evening (live on SPEED at 8 p.m. Eastern). NASCAR has been using Sunoco Green E15 for the last two and a half years, demonstrating the benefits of 15 percent biofuel blends, which have been approved for use in all cars and trucks model year 2001-newer.“It was a real honor for us to be able to meet Austin today,” POET Portland General Manager Matt Tomano said. “He and others in NASCAR are doing a great job demonstrating that E15 is a high-performance fuel that’s good for America. We are proud to be doing our part in producing that biofuel.”Source: POET Previous articleSlight Decline in Indiana and National Corn ConditionNext articleBurcham to Head Purdue’s Southern Indiana Animal Disease Lab Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Survey: Consumers Baffled by Food Labels

first_img Name Sym Last Change Survey: Consumers Baffled by Food Labels SHARE All quotes are delayed snapshots Home Indiana Agriculture News Survey: Consumers Baffled by Food Labels Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Facebook Twitter Minor Changes in June WASDE Report How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 5, 2017Next articlePerdue Vote Will Not Happen This Week Hoosier Ag Today RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 SHARE Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 A recent survey shows global consumers remain baffled by food labels. Sponsored by Elanco, The Truth About Food survey gathered input from 3,300 consumers in 11 countries. Of the findings, online meat industry publication Meatingplace reports the survey shows 82 percent of consumers said they buy organic products mainly because they believe the foods to be pesticide-free. But, in reality, organic farmers may use some chemical substances on their crops manufactured from natural sources. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed said they buy organic because they believe the products are more nutritious.Further, more than 60 percent of consumers thought no added hormones meant there were no hormones at all in products with that label. Finally, the survey found more than half of the respondents believe the majority of farms are run by corporations. However, in the United States, 97 percent of farms are family-owned, and the percentage of family-owned farms globally is 90 percent.Source: NAFB News Service Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 4, 2017 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

First-year student remembered for her humor

first_imgTwitter Kylie Walkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kylie-walker/ printThose who had the chance to know first-year student Alena Jarvis remember her as an energetic, upbeat person who always put others before herself and made everyone around her laugh.Jarvis, a first-year political science major from Battle Ground, Washington died Wednesday at the age of 19. Her death was ruled a suicide.Her best friend of seven years, Talia Orelli, 19, said Jarvis had a unique sense of humor.“I would cry from laughing so hard,” said Orelli.She said Jarvis would give people nicknames simply to make them smile.Photo from Alena Jarvis’ Facebook page.“She called me Talia Bedalia and I called her Harvey, because one time someone mistook her last name for Harvis instead of Jarvis,” Orelli remembered, laughing. “It made her so mad.”Jarvis graduated from Battle Ground High School. Her senior year, she received the General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award, which is presented to a high school senior who “demonstrates leadership, takes a stand for the rights of others, serves as a role model, shows initiative and motivates others to become involved,” according to The George C. Marshall Foundation.Joshua Jimenez, Jarvis’ JROTC coach at her high school in Battle Ground, remembers her as incredibly motivated and an inspiration to her peers.“The impact she had on students, someone could be around her and be very discouraged, but she always knew what to say to get them to re-evaluate where they were at and give them inspiration,” Jimenez said.Jarvis, though small in stature, made her presence known with her robust voice. Jimenez said at one physical training (PT) session she yelled so hard and loud that her voice gave out.“Her voice got extremely raspy, and it got to a point where she sounded more manlier than most of the dudes there,” Jimenez said. “But she worked hard, if not harder than them.”Jarvis had plans to go into the military and later begin a career at the State Department. According to The Reflector, she had an interest in signals intelligence, the analysis of electronic data and information gathered and intercepted during surveillance to provide critical security information to policy makers and the armed forces.Orelli said above all, Jarvis’ compassion and care for others will live on.“She always cared about me more than herself,” Orelli said. “She supported me through hard times.”The campus learned of her death Monday from a student-wide email sent from Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull.“We are saddened by the loss of a valued member of our community and our thoughts and prayers are with Alena’s family at this time,” Cavins-Tull wrote.Her family has not released any information regarding funeral or memorial services.“This is, of course, a very difficult time for them,” wrote Juli Hamilton, a family spokesperson. “Alena was their entire world, and she meant a great deal to the AFJROTC cadets and families here at home.”Cavins-Tull urged students in need of assistance to contact the Brown-Lupton Counseling Center, Religious and Spiritual Life, the Office of Campus Life or any other campus resource.“There are so many people who will miss her,” Orelli said. Linkedin Twitter University alerts campus after student diagnosed with mumps + posts Previous article“Kong: Skull Island” is a colossal amount of funNext articleJanczak named National Player of the Week Kylie Walker RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kylie Walker is a junior Journalism major from Dallas, Texas. She is the SGA/Greek line editor and Public Safety reporter. Linkedin Alena Johnson (pictured on right) accepting JROTC senior award. (Photo from Battle Ground ISD) World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook JMBLYA breaks record at Dallas festival Kylie Walkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kylie-walker/ Facebook TCU Alert sounds after 4 a.m.; students not pleased Kylie Walker Kylie Walkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kylie-walker/ Kylie Walkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kylie-walker/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ‘Let’s be real’: TCU talks diversity ReddIt ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more