Forget Bitcoin! I’d rather get rich and retire early with cheap FTSE 100 stocks

first_img Image source: Getty Images 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Forget Bitcoin! I’d rather get rich and retire early with cheap FTSE 100 stocks Royston Wild owns shares of DS Smith. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith. 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 Royston Wild “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Just as a high tide lifts all boats, shares all across the FTSE 100 have plummeted following the Covid-19 outbreak. Sure, the UK’s premier share index might have recovered strongly from the depths in late March. It’s currently up 25% from those decade-long lows. But there remain a whole load of great Footsie shares that remain wildly oversold.To quote the legendary economist John Maynard Keynes: “Markets can remain irrational for longer than you can remain solvent.” But rather than grumble, I’d argue that the strange slump in many share prices provides an exceptional once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grab some choice bargains.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The Bitcoin ‘gamble’Ah, but wouldn’t I be better off using my money to buy into Bitcoin instead, you may ask? The virtual currency was washed out just like the FTSE 100 as coronavirus fears spread. But the bounceback here has been even more spectacular than that of the Footsie.Since mid March Bitcoin has more than doubled from its Covid-19 troughs and was last trading around the $9,500 marker. Like the FTSE 100, crypto assets have benefitted from rising risk appetite as lockdown measures have been unwound in major economies, and central banks have continued printing money like it’s going out of fashion.Could Bitcoin have further to go? It’s quite possible. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it double again by the autumn. However, I wouldn’t be shocked were it to halve in value over the period, either. And therein lies the problem with the new-age currency. It’s prone to wild price swings that on most occasions follow neither rhyme nor reason.As I say, the FTSE 100 has been extremely choppy of late. But one can understand why share pickers are jittery. The global economy faces the biggest downturn since the 1930s, after all. Volatility in Bitcoin is common during both good times and bad. It removes the need for sound investor thinking and makes success or failure more of a question of mere timing and luck. I for one am not prepared to risk my hard-earned money on an asset class where shrewd decision making plays no part.Some FTSE 100 bargainsBesides, at current prices there are a galaxy of FTSE 100 stocks I think are too cheap to miss. Some British blue chips carry the sort of low valuations that could turbocharge overall returns for long-term investors. So why take a chance with choppy Bitcoin?Take GlaxoSmithKline as an example. This particular Footsie stock trades on a forward earnings multiple of just 14 times while it carries a monster 5% dividend yield for 2020, too. It’s in great shape to deliver big investor profits in the years ahead as a rising global population and booming healthcare spending in emerging regions drives demand for its drugs.Or what about DS Smith? This FTSE 100 stalwart can expect demand for its environmentally friendly packaging to keep increasing as its critical e-commerce market steadily expands. And this big cap carries a price-to-earnings ratio of 11 times for 2020 and a bulky 4.5% dividend yield. But don’t worry if you don’t fancy either of these; there is a huge selection of cut-price Footsie shares to choose from at the moment. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address 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. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 last_img read more

Apopka gardeners can celebrate Plant of the Month: Sparkleberry

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Sparkleberry flowers TAGSCentral FloridafloridaFlorida-friendly GardenGardeningInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agriculture ScienceNative Wild RicePlant of the MonthPlantsSparkleberryUniversity of Florida Previous articleHere Is How Much People Pay in Taxes in FloridaNext articleBest 5 Apps for Smart Phones Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Focus on Gardening: Plant of the MonthFrom Madeline Iyer, University of Florida (UF), Institute of Food and Agriculture SciencesFor the green thumbs and garden-dreamers alike, every month we’ll highlight a UF / IFAS feature plant that deserves a spotlight in Florida-friendly gardening.SparkleberrySparkleberry flowers bloom from late winter to early spring. Eleanor Dietrich (CC BY-NC. 2.0)Sparkleberry is a Florida-native tree and a close relative of blueberry, huckleberry, lingonberry, and cranberry. It is occasionally referred to as “farkleberry,” a name which likely began as a mispronunciation of sparkleberry.As an understory tree, sparkleberry is a good fit for both large and small landscapes. Delicate flowers, glossy foliage, shiny berries, and interesting bark make it a tree with year-round interest. Sparkleberry is wildlife friendly, drought tolerant, wind resistant, and well adapted to Florida’s sandy soils, too!CharacteristicsSparkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum) grows as a perennial shrub or small tree. It reaches a maximum height of 18-25 feet and can be pruned into a single- or multi-trunked form. It is native to the Southeast, ranging from USDA Hardiness Zones 6 down to 9b. In sites where it is planted as an ornamental, sparkleberry is found as far south as 10b.The sparkling, shiny berries for which this plant is named appear in fall. James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.orgSparkleberry is usually deciduous, with glossy-green elliptical leaves, two inches in length. The bark is pale, but flakes off to show a reddish color underneath. In the southern-most areas of its range, sparkleberry is sometimes evergreen. In northern areas, gardeners can expect showy fall color in cooler years. When it loses its leaves, the twisted, angular trunk and limbs are as eye-catching as the foliage.Fragrant, small, white flowers hang like bells from its twigs for two weeks in the spring. Green summer foliage and blue-black berries in the fall make sparkleberry a thing of beauty all year long. In late winter and early spring the flowers are a welcome source of food for pollinators. Berries feed birds and small mammals in the fall, too, making sparkleberry a landscape addition that welcomes wildlife.Vaccinium arboreum fruits are edible to humans too, but not as tender or flavorful as the berries of its Vaccinium relatives. Historically, larger sparkleberry fruits were incorporated into jams and pies but today most gardeners leave the berries for the birds.Planting and MaintenanceSparkleberry’s twisting, reddish brown bark adds year-round interest to the landscape. Carrie Stevenson, UF IFAS ExtensionSparkleberry prefers sandy, dry soils with a pH at or below 7. It will tolerate occasionally wet soils. After it is established, sparkleberry should require very little additional irrigation.As a native to Florida, sparkleberry is well adapted to our hot and humid climate. It grows in both full sun and partial shade. In the wild it grows as an understory tree and can be established below larger shade trees in home landscapes.As with most plants that are labeled “large shrubs or small trees,” pruning is necessary to achieve a specific form. Without pruning, sparkleberry will grow into a tall, irregular shrub. If you prefer a single-trunked tree form, prune off shoots that compete with the main trunk.Sparkleberry grown as a shrub. Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.orgAside from regular pruning, sparkleberry is a low-maintenance plant. As with all native plants, it will be subject to some light insect damage but is free from any serious pest or disease issues. This species also causes few to no allergies.If you have questions about this or other native trees in your landscape, please contact us at your county Extension office. Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply To read the original article in full, see UF/IFAS Gardening Solutions.Apopka UF/ IFAS LocationUF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center2725 S. Binion Rd.Apopka, FL 32703Phone: (407)410-6961Email: [email protected]: Every Tuesday 1pm – 4pm, excluding holidays. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Casa A / Método

first_imgCopyAbout this officeMétodoOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValle de BravoMexicoPublished on April 12, 2017Cite: “Casa A / Método” [Casa A / Método] 12 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?住宅A Casa A / Método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 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Mexico “COPY” Save this picture!© Tatiana Mestre+ 25 Share Manufacturers: Cocinas Maawad, Cristalum, VoluntaProject Manager:Ingeniería OrcaArchitect In Charge:Bernardo GarcíaCity:Valle de BravoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tatiana MestreRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Architecture has the capacity of situating us in space, and making the inhabitability of a site possible. In many ways, it is the most powerful tool that humans have to fully interact with its surroundings and natural environment. Save this picture!© Tatiana MestreIn sites with imposing natural landscapes, architecture scales us and works as a transition so that humans can –at a distance- absorb its surroundings. It is only through architecture that we are able to appropriate a site and live it. Save this picture!© Tatiana MestreSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Tatiana MestreThe intention of House A is precisely to be able to appropriate its surroundings and give its inhabitants a way to “live” the lake. The “A frame” shape is used to its fullest potential to make this possible. Therefore, it was very important that the structure was present in every space of the house. Additionally, we wanted the structure to be a coherent element with the houses functionality. Save this picture!© Tatiana MestreThe sub-humid climate and the north facing views made us seek solar orientation in other directions. In order to counteract these conditions, we opened lateral balconies –like a boats deck- that permitted us to receive solar radiation in mornings and evenings. This also gave us the advantage to use the most acute spaces of the house that otherwise would have been unutilized. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe mix of natural materials like: stone, wood, steel, and glass, together with the acute and high spaces of the house give it a warm and contemporary feeling. House A is a building of modern conceptualization with local construction techniques and materials. It is a very efficient contemporary steel structure adapted to local construction techniques.Save this picture!© Tatiana MestreProject gallerySee allShow lessDownload High Resolution World City Maps for CADArticlesGoogle’s New AutoDraw Feature Will Complete Your Drawings for YouArchitecture News Share Casa A / Métodocenter_img “COPY” Architects: Método Area Area of this architecture project Area:  327 m² Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Houses CopyHouses•Valle de Bravo, Mexico Casa A / MétodoSave this projectSaveCasa A / Métodolast_img read more

BonsonBonsai House / S+S Architects

first_img Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects BonsonBonsai House / S+S ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBonsonBonsai House / S+S Architects Photographs:  Baanlaesuan Magazine , Sitthisak Namkham Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Bangkok, Thailand Architects: S+S Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Houses Year:  “COPY” BonsonBonsai House / S+S Architects 2017 Save this picture!© Baanlaesuan Magazine , Sitthisak Namkham+ 27Curated by María Francisca González Share Manufacturers: American Standard, Ikea, Amigo, TOASave this picture!© Baanlaesuan Magazine , Sitthisak NamkhamRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. This house is in a quiet neighborhood in a residential zone in Bangkok. It was renovated from the 27-year-old house by the architects; Sarunyu Uawisetwattana and Napat Sampaothong, who are passionately in love with design and nature, especially “bonsai”.Save this picture!© Baanlaesuan Magazine , Sitthisak NamkhamThe story of this house started before the renovation had begun, they have put a lot of effort on seeking for a place where could potentially be developed to the house that they envisioned. After years of finding, they discovered this 300 square-meter structure which was abandoned for the past 15 years.Save this picture!PlansThe improvement focuses on implementing the idea of balancing essential functional needs with green space and utilizing nature in daily life in the limited existing perimeter. They believe that living sustainably with nature could help to enhance the quality of life and efficiently reduce energy consumption.Save this picture!© Baanlaesuan Magazine , Sitthisak NamkhamThis house is a three-story semidetached house, comprises of two-car garage, living and dining space, working area, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, pray room, and most importantly; the dedicated space for bonsais. This space makes the place become one-of-a kind place with its own special functional identity.Save this picture!SectionOne of the main feature of this house is the central courtyard which serves as the core of the house visually and physically. It can be seen from every rooms in the house and significantly brings natural light into the house and allows natural ventilation.Save this picture!© Baanlaesuan Magazine , Sitthisak NamkhamThe most important space in the house is the bonsais terrace where the owners normally spend time. The existing planning of this house has a bedroom on the second floor, they turn this space into a decent size balcony for the workshop and nursery area for bonsais, they also add a custom-made lift to the existing balcony in the courtyard for transporting trees and tools between levels.Save this picture!© Baanlaesuan Magazine , Sitthisak NamkhamThe owners see this house as “A big pot for Living”, it has everything that they love, reflects their lifestyle and represent its own concept. This house is worth everything that they have invested, and they believe that it will bring them good fortune and prosperity.Save this picture!© Baanlaesuan Magazine , Sitthisak NamkhamProject gallerySee allShow lessMillet Vinegar Museum / Zhanghua Studio, AATUSelected ProjectsView the Scene / Peny Hsieh InteriorsSelected Projects Share Thailand CopyAbout this officeS+S ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangkokThailandPublished on September 11, 2018Cite: “BonsonBonsai House / S+S Architects” 10 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Coalition letter: Brazilian disinformation bill threatens freedom of expression and privacy online

first_imgA draft bill on disinformation is scheduled to be voted on this Thursday, 25 June, in Brazil. The proposal, hastily introduced last April during the COVID-19 health crisis, has been subject to a number of modifications, and the final text to be reviewed by Congress is still uncertain. The lack of transparency only adds to a process marked by little multistakeholder participation and poorly drafted provisions may amount to serious harms to freedom of expression and privacy. Previous drafts and public positions on the matter expressed by different legislators allow for the abuse of criminal offences, vague and extensive definitions, and burdensome identification requirements that threaten privacy and freedom of expression and generate new forms of discrimination. In its latest version, the draft bill – still to be formally introduced in Congress – creates a highly controlled internet and puts every user under suspicion of malicious activities. More than that: mandatory identification requirements in the bill – through national ID and individual cell phone numbers – might exclude millions of Brazilians from accessing information and basic services online. This is especially harmful in a moment in which these are crucial for participation in civic and political life and for the exercise of social, economic and cultural rights. The bill also broadens existing mandatory data retention requirements to allow the monitoring of information shared through private messaging applications.This provision not only goes directly against international human rights standards on the right to privacy, but puts the communications and lives of human rights defenders, journalists and activists under constant risk. Other concerns with the latest version of the bill include the possibility of suspending the activities of internet companies in the country if they fail to comply with the obligations created, mandatory data localisation, and increased criminal penalties for libel and defamation (which are already incompatible with international human rights standards), as pointed out by a large coalition of Brazilian organisations.Also, the latest version of the draft bill fails to comply with its alleged goal of fighting disinformation: it stimulates a concentrated digital environment by imposing tailored burdensome obligations on internet application providers and encourages censorship and chilling effects on online expression through surveillance and the wide criminalisation of discourse. While doing that, the bill goes in direct opposition to international human rights experts’ advice on the matter who recall that “States have a positive obligation to promote a free, independent and diverse communications environment, including media diversity, which is a key means of addressing disinformation and propaganda” and that “general prohibitions on the dissemination of information based on vague and ambiguous ideas, including ‘false news’ or ‘non-objective information’, are incompatible with international standards for restrictions on freedom of expression, as set out in paragraph 1(a), and should be abolished.” If approved, this piece of legislation will turn into a worrisome precedent for many other countries currently considering regulations to fight disinformation. This is a complex issue that cannot be fast-tracked with little consideration to its significant impact on human rights and procedural safeguards. Disinformation and misinformation may have a negative impact on democracy, freedom of expression, journalism and civic space – but so do any ill-suited attempts to regulate these phenomena. States should refrain from adopting legal frameworks that are not evidence-based and lack extensive participatory debate with different sectors of society. As pointed out by international human rights experts in their recommendations for dealing with disinformation, “States may only impose restrictions on the right to freedom of expression in accordance with the test for such restrictions under international law, namely that they be provided for by law, serve one of the legitimate interests recognised under international law, and be necessary and proportionate to protect that interest.” A broad participatory discussion and the adoption of transparency and accountability rules for content moderation by internet application providers – as well as due process mechanisms – are more than welcome. That discussion should be undertaken in accordance with human rights standards which also recognise concentrated private control over digital communications as a threat to freedom of expression. However, the text under discussion falls short of international standards and should not be adopted without meaningful debate and public contributions. For the reasons expressed above, the undersigned organisations call on Brazilian legislators to immediately reject the latest version of the text, postpone the voting on the so-called “Fake News Bill” (PL 2630/2020) and remove it from the fast-tracking mode, and open a multistakeholder task force to enable participatory discussion on how to respond to the challenges of disinformation while respecting Brazil’s international human rights commitments and existing human rights standards.Signatures:Access Now, GlobalAmnesty International BrazilARTICLE 19, GlobalAsociación Mundial de Radios Comunitarias (AMARC), Latin America and the CaribbeanAsociación Nacional de la Prensa (ANP), BoliviaAsociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC), ArgentinaAsociación TEDIC, ParaguayAssociação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (ABRAJI), BrazilAssociation for Progressive Communications (APC), GlobalAutres Brésils, FranceCenter for Democracy & Technology, US/EUCentro de Archivos y Acceso a la Información Pública (CAinfo), UruguayCentro Nacional de Comunicacion Social AC, Mexico Damian Loreti, ArgentinaDerechos Digitales, Latin AmericaDigital Empowerment Foundation, IndiaElectronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), GlobalEspacio Público, VenezuelaFundación Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes (EsLaRed), VenezuelaFundación Karisma, ColombiaFundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP), ColombiaFundamedios, Latin AmericaHuman Rights Watch, GlobalIndex on Censorship, GlobalInstituto de Prensa y Libertad de Expresión (IPLEX), Costa RicaInstituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade do Rio (ITS Rio), BrasilInstituto Prensa y Sociedad, PeruInstituto Prensa y Sociedad, VenezuelaInternet Without Borders, GlobalIPANDETEC, Central America ISOC Brazil (Brazil Chapter of Internet Society) Hiperderecho, PeruMartín Becerra, ArgentinaOBSERVACOM, Latin AmericaObservatorio Latinoamericano para la Libertad de Expresión (OLA), Latin America Open Knowledge BrasilParadigm Initiative (PIN), AfricaR3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales, MexicoReporters Without Borders (RSF)Software Freedom Law Centre (, India Sulá Batsú, Costa RicaSursiendo, Comunicación y Cultura Digital, MexicoUsuarios Digitales, EcuadorIFEX-ALCCiberfeministas GT, GuatemalaFundación Datos Protegidos, ChilePEN America, US. RSF_en April 15, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Following is a coalition letter on the dangerous misinformation bill advanced in Brazil’s Congress, to which Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is a signatory. May 13, 2021 Find out more Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 27, 2021 Find out more News Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts Reports BrazilAmericas Online freedomsProtecting sources InternetFreedom of expression to go further News June 25, 2020 Coalition letter: Brazilian disinformation bill threatens freedom of expression and privacy online BrazilAmericas Online freedomsProtecting sources InternetFreedom of expression News Follow the news on Brazil Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Get Help with Anxiety Through the Los Angeles County Mental Health Guide

first_img Make a comment Community News Get Help with Anxiety Through the Los Angeles County Mental Health Guide By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 3:29 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 38 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Top of the News Business Newscenter_img 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. Community News More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Individuals and families in Pasadena who may be suffering from mental illness or substance use, or anyone struggling with or in need of information about available mental health services in Pasadena, can click through a map on the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health website to find mental healthcare providers in the city and nearby locations.At these centers, trained specialists can help people deal with anxiety and its effects and help find the right mental health care.The map shows more than 30 mental healthcare providers in Pasadena, two in Altadena, and four in South Pasadena.These centers are staffed by psychotherapists and psychologists, and are often able to expand services by supervising licensed and experienced professionals.Psychologists offer a variety of services, including counseling, mental health education, psychotherapy, and behavioral counseling. They are also trained to treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental illnesses.Those who may already have an anxiety diagnosis or who simply want to stop worrying or feeling anxious can avail of services at the Downtown Los Angeles Mental Health Center, at 529 Maple Ave. in Los Angeles, according to a Patch report.Anxiety-related conditions can include generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, and depression.Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting over 40 million adults each year.Treatment of OCD patients can also be used in patients with health anxiety, as the disease is included in the group of OCD disorders, according to the American Psychiatric Association. It is a form of psychotherapy and focuses on the cognitive component of therapy, the purpose of which is to help you recognize and understand the false and disturbing beliefs that activate anxiety, the report said.Your therapist may advise you to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to explore and focus on the areas of anxiety that fall under the umbrella of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorder, and depression.In Pasadena, Sync Counseling Center, at 482 N. Rosemead Ave. Suite 207, provides you with a safe space to talk to a therapist and other mental health professionals, and explore your thoughts, feelings, and challenges. This will help you develop problem-solving skills to actively reduce your work stress.Among people who are affected by an anxiety disorder, only about 37 percent receive medication for their symptoms, the Patch reports quotes an American Psychiatric Association statement. About half of all people diagnosed with anxiety disorders are also diagnosed with depression.To manage anxiety, therapy, medication, or a combination of both can be particularly effective, the report added. Professional treatment for anxiety is one of the most useful things anyone can do, especially when dealing with other mental health problems such as depression, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.Without treatment, people with an anxiety disorder are often so preoccupied with anxiety that they are unable to fully exercise their personal, professional, and social lives.Seeing a licensed therapist in Pasadena can help you find the best treatment for your specific symptoms. The first step is to make an appointment with a mental health specialist, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or chief psychiatrist.To find a mental healthcare provider in Pasadena, visit and enter your address into the search box on the front page. 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Sprint finish for ‘fittest’ local business

first_imgLinkedin Advertisement Front row kneeling – Denise Gore & Tony Carey, CopytypeBack row from L to R – Fintan Flanagan & Bryan Sheedy, Northern Trust, Liv Carrig & Jonathan Griffin, Dell and Linda Edgeworth & Julianne Greenslade, Cook MedicalFront row kneeling – Denise Gore & Tony Carey, CopytypeBack row from L to R – Fintan Flanagan & Bryan Sheedy, Northern Trust, Liv Carrig & Jonathan Griffin, Dell and Linda Edgeworth & Julianne Greenslade, Cook Medical Facebook Print NewsBreaking newsSprint finish for ‘fittest’ local businessBy Rose Rushe – November 15, 2013 1218 Previous articleArcadia Quartet comes to CastleconnellNext articleArts newsreel… Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Twitter Email Story by Alan JacquesSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK Chamber has teamed up with Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run to help provide friendly competition amongst local businesses.For each employee who finishes a race in the Great Limerick Run on May 4 next, their company will earn points per mile finished. The company with the most points in their category will be declared the ‘fittest company’.A number of companies have already got behind the challenge including Dell, Cook Medical, Northern Trust and micro firm Copytype. Each will be encouraging their staff, suppliers, customers and industry partners to get involved.“Our work in the Chamber is about helping companies to succeed. One of the greatest assets any company has is its employees. We hope that this challenge will encourage companies to develop healthy lifestyle strategies for their employees which will in turn lead to a more productive and successful workforce.“It also gives us a unique way to support the Great Limerick Run which brings substantial economic benefits to the Limerick region year on year,” explained Limerick Chamber CEO, Maria Kelly.The challenge is open to companies of all sizes with categories for micro, small, medium and large size companies. Participants do not need to be runners as walkers are also encouraged to participate in the Great Limerick Run.According to chairman of Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run, Joe Leddin, the event is all about encouraging individual to compete and achieve their personal goals.“This challenge brings another dimension to our event which is now becoming the largest participatory event in the Country and the GLR team are looking forward to seeing how companies embrace the challenge and friendly competition,” said Mr Leddin.“In 2013 we launched the ‘team relay’ option which proved very popular in particular with companies as employees enjoyed training together in a friendly but competitive way,” he added.For further information on the challenge visit WhatsApplast_img read more

Limerick A and E to be fast tracked ?

first_imgPrint TAGSfeaturedhospitalLimerick. A and E Hospital trolley figures are on the rise again RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No vaccines in Limerick yet Email by Bernie English [email protected] have been raised that the development of a new Accident and Emergency Department for Limerick’s University Hospital can be fast-tracked.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee heard that hospital bosses have asked the HSE to facilitate a seven-day opening of the Acute Medical Assessment Unit, which currently only opens five days a week.But the plans come as hospital workers are gearing up for industrial action in protest at high executive pay levels and in the wake of a HIQA report which found that conditions at the A and E were putting patients at risk.Kieran O’Donnell TD (FG) has confirmed that he had quizzed HSE CEO Tony O’Brien at the recent Accounts meeting  in relation to expediting the delivery of the new A&E at Limerick University Hospital.“I put it to Mr O’Brien that the shell of the building was currently complete and that all that was outstanding was the fit-out of the A&E facilities.Deputy O’Donnell said that it was not acceptable that Limerick patients should face two more winters of the current conditions at A and E. The HSE CEO undertook to update the Deputy with the options to bring the opening date forward and he also told the committee that hospital management has sent a request to the HSE for support in opening the Acute Assessment unit every day.Meanwhile, IMPACT staff in Limerick have voted for industrial action which will see staff refusing to answer to the hospital manager and will not affect delivery of service, the union claims.The action is being taken after it was revealed that the Limerick group of hospitals had paid a senior manager, employed under a contract arrangement, €258,000 over a 13-month period since last year.If the post had been filled directly, the salary would have been around €116,000Impact assistant general secretary Andy Pike said: “The money spent employing just one management consultant would cover the costs of at least five clerical staff”.Mr O’Brien told the Public Accounts Committee that the post in Limerick had been publicly advertised on two occasions but could not be filled.Meanwhile, former hospital CEO Ann Doherty, was at the centre of another appointment issue when Cork’s city councillors took the unprecedented decision to defer her appointment as the city’s new chief executive.It is the first time that the council has departed from what is normally just a routine rubber-stamping of a candidate recommended by the Public Appointments Service.Members said they wanted time to meet to hear her vision for the future of the city. Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedincenter_img Previous articlePavee Point back ban on sulky road races in LimerickNext articleDisappoinment in Limerick over RTE Special Olympics coverage Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsBreaking newsLimerick A and E to be fast tracked ?By Bernie English – June 26, 2014 841 Virtual Visiting at UL Hospitals During COVID-19 Twitter UL Hospitals Group Reducing Elective Activity Until Further Notice Facebook Intermediate Care Facility patients benefiting from holistic healthcare model last_img read more

BILLY GOAT GRASS: Renfroe brothers reminisce on old-time tradition

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell BILLY GOAT GRASS: Renfroe brothers reminisce on old-time tradition Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Published 2:00 pm Sunday, April 15, 2018 “If you didn’t get choked on it, you could get through a game in good form,” Jimmy said. Banks, the community where the Renfroe brothers grew up, organized an official Little League baseball team. The brothers could have not been prouder to be on an official Little League team if they had played for the New York Yankees.“One of our daddy’s best friends, Mister JW Green, was the coach,” Don said. “Mister JW was known to have a little devilment about him. Jimmy, being a little chubby and different, if you will, became sort of Mister JW’s pet or ‘assistant coach.’”One day at practice, Jimmy was following Coach JW around and became big-eyed when the coach took out a “chaw” and gave him, the assistant coach, a few leaves.“I can’t have no bacca,” little Jimmy said.“But Mister JW told Jimmy that, yes, he could,” Don said. “He told Jimmy that it ain’t nothin’ but billy goat grass that’s been cured.”The little fellow took the “chaw” offered to him and went to chewing.“When we got home, Jimmy was a little woozy,” Don said. “Mama started asking him what was wrong. I guess, in order to doctor him, she asked Jimmy if he had eaten anything.”The little assistant coach said he hadn’t eaten anything. “Just chewed me some billy goat grass Coach JW gave me.”Knowing JW Green, the boys’ daddy “got into the diagnosis.”“Daddy found a tobacco leaf in Jimmy’s pocket and asked him what it was,” Don said. “Jimmy said it was billy goat grass that had been cured. “That’s what Coach JW said.”“Daddy said cured billy goat grass my ***. I’m fixing to cure you … and JW Green!”Don said he was sure that his little brother was going to get “the whoopin’ of his life.”“But he had turned from yellow to green,” Don said.Instead of a giving little Jimmy a good whipping, his mama pulled him up on her lap.“Mama said she didn’t know about Mister JW but Jimmy was already ‘cured,” Don said, laughing. “Now, in my old age, when I’m walking across the pasture and come across billy goat grass, I’ll take me a chew. As I stand there, chewing, I can hear Jimmy ‘regurgitating’ and my daddy scolding him. And, then I can hear that signature chuckling laugh of Mister JW Green.”When Don and Jimmy Renfroe were growing up, all stories, read or told, had a moral.Jimmy said the moral to his brother’s story is “don’t chew billy goat grass that has been cured.” Email the author By Secrets Revealed Perhaps the cause of it was the extremely cold weather this year. Maybe it was the lunar eclipse or the fires out West or maybe the Russians had something to with it. But, whatever the reason, the azaleas have been in magnificent bloom this spring and the countryside has been blanketed in the soft, rusty red of billy goat grass.Those fortunate enough to have savored the sweet, bitter taste of the tall springtime weed need only to close their eyes and drift back to the good ol’ days of the 1940s, ’50s and early ’60s and remember lying in the grass and chewing billy goat grass while watching the clouds roll by.Seeing a couple of grown men lying in a field chewing on billy goat grass would have been a little strange had those two men not been brothers, Don and Jimmy Renfroe. Both are country-kind of boys who love the outdoors and the old ways in which they grew up.center_img The rusty-red fields had such a strong magnetic pull on the brothers that they “took a chew” and recalled their boyhood days and their taste for billy goat grass.“Growing up in rural Northern Pike County in the 1950s and ’60s, we didn’t have a lot of access to store-bought things,” Don, the older said. “So, we had to provide the best we could for ourselves. Baseball was a favorite outdoor activity for us but it took a lot of improvising to play the game. We played in the yard, in the pasture, ‘in’ the dirt road. We used anything we could find for the bases and I mean anything.”A tree stump, a rock, a tin can, a rose bush, anything that could be found in and around the yard could be a base. But, the cows provided the bases for the baseball games played in the pasture. “And, the pasture bases were better if they were dried out,” Don said, laughing. “The bats were wood and sometimes homemade, an ax handle would do. The ball was most always old and the cover had been knocked off so many times that we had to wrap it with black tape.”Don said back in those days “all” ballplayers chewed tobacco. If there were exceptions, he didn’t know about any.“All of us young’uns needed ‘bacca to be good ball players,” he said. “But our mamas and daddies didn’t let us chew real tobacco so what we did was chew billy goat grass.”The brothers described the billy goat grass of their memories as wild, tall-stemmed weeds that, when chewed, were kind of tangy-sweet and good replacements for a “chaw of tobaccer.” Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Latest Stories Late drama: Denison’s late two-run single lifts Trojans over No. 17 Coastal Carolina Joey Denison ripped a two-run single to left in the eighth to give Troy a 4-2 win over No. 17… read more Skip This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s…last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 2/17/19

first_imgFebruary 18, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/17/19 Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTeam LeBron West 178, Team Giannis East 164NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPittsburgh 6, NY Rangers 5St. Louis 4, Minnesota 0New Jersey 4, Buffalo 1Philadelphia 3, Detroit 1Florida 6, Montreal 3Anaheim 5, Washington 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(9) Houston 85, Tulane 50(11) Michigan St. 62, Ohio St. 44St. John’s 71, (13) Villanova 65Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more