LSE cites human error in crash

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Stock market crash: I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 shares today to get rich and retire early

first_imgStock market crash: I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 shares today to get rich and retire early 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. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The FTSE 100 hasn’t yet recovered from the stock market crash. In fact, the index currently trades around 20% lower than it did at the start of the year. As such, many of its members could offer good value for money.Investing money in them may not produce impressive returns in the short run, due to ongoing economic risks. However, investors with a long time horizon can currently access low valuations for high-quality businesses that could improve their prospects of retiring early.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…FTSE 100 recovery from a stock market crashIt may take months or even years for the FTSE 100 to recover from the 2020 stock market crash. However, a return to previous record highs that saw the index almost reach 8,000 points are very likely.Its past performance shows that while it can lose as much as over 50% of its value in a short space of time, it also has a strong track record of recovery.The most recent example of this was the global financial crisis. The index declined by over 50% in 2008/09. It took the FTSE 100 almost five years to return to its previous highs.Investors who purchased stocks when the index was trading at a low ebb both during and in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis may therefore have generated high capital returns as the index recovered.The FTSE 100 also experienced a notable stock market crash in the early 2000s, as well as in 1987. Again, it recovered from both events in a matter of years. This suggests that buying stocks while they trade at low price levels in the aftermath of a sharp decline, and holding them for the long run, can lead to relatively high returns.Investing money in cheap shares todayInvesting money in FTSE 100 shares after the 2020 stock market crash is unlikely to be an easy task for most investors. There are many risks that could derail the index’s recovery over the coming months. They include, but are not limited to, Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. As such, investors may find that today’s cheap shares could become even cheaper over the coming months.Investors who have a long time horizon could benefit greatly from buying high-quality businesses while they trade at low prices. Through focusing your capital on companies with solid balance sheets, a competitive advantage and a strategy that remains flexible in a time of rapid change, you could obtain market-beating returns as the FTSE 100 recovers.In fact, the stock market crash could even improve your long-term financial outlook. It provides an opportunity to buy undervalued shares so you can benefit from their likely recovery as the prospects for the world economy improve. Doing so could lead to an earlier retirement than you’d previously expected. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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Consagraciones, elecciones y consentimiento en mayo – agosto de 2013…

first_img Press Release Service Posted Apr 25, 2013 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [25 de abril de  2013] En los próximos cuatro meses – del 1 de mayo al 31 de agosto – la Iglesia Episcopal será testigo de la consagración de dos obispos, la elección de dos obispos y el progreso del proceso de consentimiento canónigo de dos obispos electos.ConsagracionesDos consagraciones de un obispo fueron programadas para mayo hasta agosto. La obispa presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori presidirá el servicio de ordenación.15 de junio: Consagración sufragánea en la Diócesis de Carolina del Norte – La Rda.  Anne Hodges-Copple fue elegida el 25 de enero (se encuentra pendiente la terminación exitosa del proceso de consentimiento canónico)20 de julio: Consagración en la Diócesis del Sudoeste de Virginia, el Rdo. Mark Bourlakas fue elegido el 9 de marzo (se encuentra pendiente la terminación exitosa del proceso de consentimiento canónico)EleccionesDurante los meses de mayo y agosto, se han programado dos elecciones de obispos.4 de mayo: Diócesis de Nueva Jersey 18 de mayo: Diócesis del Oeste de MichiganProceso de consentimiento canónicoEl proceso de consentimiento canónico se encuentra actualmente en progreso para dos obispos electos. Las fechas límites son:9 de julio:  la Rda. Anne Hodges-Copple elegida Obispa Sufragánea de la Diócesis deCarolina del Norte el 25 de enero.10 de agosto:  El Rdo. Mark Bourlakas elegido Obispo de la Diócesis del Sudoeste de Virginia  el 9 de marzo.Resumen del procesoTras la elección el candidato elegido es un obispo electo. Después de algunas cuestiones del procedimiento incluyendo exámenes, se envían avisos formales a los obispos con jurisdicción (solo obispos diocesanos) y avisos separados a los comités permanentes de cada una de la diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal. Estos avisos requieren sus propias acciones y firmas.Para que un obispo electo se convierta en obispo, de acuerdo a los cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal III.11.4, 6, la mayoría de los obispos con jurisdicción Y la mayoría de los comités permanentes diocesanos deben dar consentimiento a la ordenación del obispo electo dentro de 120 días de haber recibido el aviso de la elección. Estas medidas son realizadas por separado.Una vez que la obispa presidente reciba los consentimientos necesarios, ella deberá “sin demora” avisar a la diócesis electa y al obispo electo sin esperar a que se pase el período de los 120 días, y “deberá” tras la aceptación del obispo electo, “tomar órdenes para la ordenación”.Sin embargo, si la mayoría de los obispos diocesanos no da su consentimiento. y/o la mayoría de los comités permanentes no otorga el consentimiento, la Obispa Presidente, de acuerdo con los cánones III.11.5, deberá declarar la elección nula y sin validez. En esos casos, una persona elegida por la diócesis no será ordenada. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Consagraciones, elecciones y consentimiento en mayo – agosto de 2013 en la Iglesia Episcopal Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release 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 Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

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New Web site for Northern Ireland fundraising consultancy

first_imgNew Web site for Northern Ireland fundraising consultancy  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digitalcenter_img Belfast-based PLM Consulting have launched a new Web site giving details of their services to voluntary sector organisations.PLM Consulting, headed up by Philip McClean, offers advice on strategic/appeal planning, fundraising and training. They have worked with charities including ACET, CHILDNET International, Prince’s Trust, Life, PHAB, and Youth Initiatives. The company also offers a mentoring service for fundraisers, based on both face-to-face and telephone support. Howard Lake | 20 April 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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District 2 Candidate Felicia Williams Pleased With Election Results

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 21 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * [9:45 p.m.] District 2 Candidate Felicia Williams told Pasadena Now she was very pleased with early results in Tuesday’s elections.“The initial results are amazing. We ran a good, clean, honest campaign and it seems to have resonated with the voters. I’m very hopeful and truly grateful,” Williams said.With mail-in ballot results announced first, Williams was the early leader Tuesday night in voting for Pasadena’s District 2 City Council seat – a race to fill the seat that’s being vacated by three-term incumbent Margaret McAustin.Williams had 496 votes, or 49.8 percent, as of about 8:50 p.m., followed by Tricia Keane (262 votes, 26.31 percent), Bo Patatian (138 votes, 13.86 percent) and Kevin Litwin (100 votes, 10.04 percent), according to results announced on the website of the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.At the end of the night, if no candidate gets 50 percent of the vote, there will be a runoff in November between the top two vote-getters. Polls closed at 8 p.m.In April, McAustin announced she would not seek a fourth term.District 2 includes central and eastern portions of the city, including East Colorado Boulevard between Wilson and Oak avenues, an area buzzing with residential development that has a strong Latino community and a burgeoning Armenian-American population. More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  top box 1 District 2 Candidate Felicia Williams Pleased With Election Results STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 10:02 pm Community News Make a comment Business News Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Public asked to bring sanitiser and respect social distancing as all…

first_imgLinkedin Advertisement Facebook Limerick City and County Council has announced the reopening of its playgrounds, skate parks, and adult exercise equipment from today, June 15 after being closed since March due to COVID-19 restrictions.Council crews have been sanitising the equipment and cleaning the areas over the past number of days ahead of reopening.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A spokesperson for Limerick City and County Council said, “The Council is advising that all children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Bring their own sanitiser and regularly clean their children’s hands and proper respiratory hygiene and social/ physical distancing.”The Council had not provided supervision of playgrounds and skate parks prior to them being closed, and this won’t change as they re-open. Cleaning regimes will also remain as agreed prior to Covid-19.New signage has been erected at each play/ exercise area advising parents to make sure they bring hand sanitiser with them on their visit to the playground and to ensure their children adhere to social/ physical distancing.Opening hours are per normal and are available on-site or on Limerick.ie and Limerick City and County Council is “calling on everyone who uses the equipment, young or old to mind the various pieces of equipment for the enjoyment of everyone”.The playgrounds were due to re-open in Phase 3 of the Roadmap to recovery on 29 June, however, the government announced late last week that they could re-open as part of an expanded Phase 2. Print Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil calls halt to unsung heroes’ riverbank cleanupNext articleNovena will be different but the purpose remains unchanged Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] NewsCommunityPublic asked to bring sanitiser and respect social distancing as all Council-owned playgrounds reopenBy Cian Reinhardt – June 15, 2020 260 Twitterlast_img read more

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Fannie Mae Announces Winner of Non-performing Loan Sale

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Announces Winner of Non-performing Loan Sale  Print This Post Fannie Mae Non-Performing Loans 2018-03-16 David Wharton March 16, 2018 3,680 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Non-Performing Loans Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Previous: Appeals Court Clarifies Issues Regarding Robocalls and Consent Next: Securing Foreclosure Protections for Veterans The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Fannie Mae Announces Winner of Non-performing Loan Sale Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago On Wednesday, Fannie Mae announced the winners of its latest sale of non-performing loans, —the twelfth such sale, consisting of approximately 5,700 loans. The loans are divided into three different pools, with a total unpaid principal balance (UPB) of $1.002 billion.Bungalow Series III Trust (Balbec Capital LP) won the first pool of loans, and Elkhorn Depositor LLC (Roosevelt Management Company LLC) won pools 2 and 3.Fannie Mae began marketing these loans to potential bidders on February 13, 2018, working in collaboration with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and First Financial Network, Inc.The Group 1 Pool consisted of 1,061 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $178,269,824. The average loan size for this pool was $168,021. The weighted average note rate for the pool was 4.48 percent, the weighted average delinquency was 19 months, and the weighted average broker’s price opinion (BPO) loan-to-value ratio was 91 percent.The Group 2 Pool consisted of 2,793 loans with an aggregate UPB of $441,703,102 and an average loan size of $158,146. The weighted average note rate was 5.04 percent, the weighted average delinquency was 34 months, and the weighted average BPO loan-to-value ratio was 65 percent.The Group 3 Pool consisted of 1,822 loans with an aggregate UPB of $382,833,067 and an average loan size of $210,117. The weighted average note rate was 4.38 percent, the weighted average delinquency was 35 months and the weighted average BPO loan-to-value ratio was 130 percent.The second highest bid for Pool 1 was 75.13 percent of UPB; for Pool 2 and Pool 3 combined, the second highest bid was 77.69 percent of UPB.According to Fannie’s media statement, bids for Fannie Mae’s eleventh and twelfth Community Impact Pools are due on March 20, 2018. Share Save Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Youth Voices: Ithaca students break down sports and performing arts stigmas

first_img Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: J.T. Stone is a contributor for The Ithaca Voice and a 2020 graduate of Ithaca High School. Questions? Story tips? Email him at [email protected] More by J.T. Stone J.T. Stone Tagged: WRFI, Youth Voices ITHACA, N.Y. — In the latest edition of “Youth Voices,” a radio series that brings young local residents together to discuss issues they are passionate about, several students talk about the stigmas attached to participating in sports or the performing arts in school and how to break through.The series is produced and hosted on WRFI by J.T. Stone, a student at Ithaca High School and intern for The Ithaca Voice. Learn more about the series here.According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, nearly eight million students engage in high school sports including football, track and field, soccer, ice hockey, swimming, wrestling and golf. While many high school students enjoy participating in sports, there are still some reported stigmas around athletics culture, including having to start out perfectly fit and not being able to be open about mental health issues. The performing arts, which includes acting, singing, dancing and playing a musical instrument, also has its stigmas. For example, some students believe you need to start out with musical or theatrical talent to find success on stage, while others perceive “theater nerds” as overly sensitive and emotional. While many high school students do enjoy athletics and the performing arts, there are still those who refuse to give either a chance. In the third episode of “Youth Voices,” Stone sat down with student stage actors, Leah Slattery and Jacob Ellis, and student sport team captains, Liam Just and Kalena Yearwood, to discuss their experiences with these stigmas. They broke down popular stigmas surrounding high school sports and performing arts to inspire more students to try both.   The original idea behind “Youth Voices” was to serve as an outlet for local youth to find common ground on polarizing political issues, but Stone has since decided to open the show to any topics local youth are passionate about. With this change, he said his goal is to encourage as many local students as possible to share their voices, ideas and experiences with the Ithaca community. Listen to the full conversation about sports and performing arts stigmas below, which originally aired on WRFI on Sept. 25. Stay tuned for future episodes of “Youth Voices” that tackle other topics including feminism, mental health and climate change solutions.   Featured image: From left to right, Jacob Ellis, Leah Slattery, J.T. Stone, Liam Just, and Kalena Yearwood at WRFI. (Photo by Peter Bakija) last_img read more

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Omagh victim’s mother asks “What might have been?”

first_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – August 15, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleThursday Draw will confirm new Donegal GAA TreasurerNext articleStrabane PSNI investigating suspicious approach in Springhill Park News Highland Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebookcenter_img Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Memorial services will take place in Omagh and Buncrana today to mark 20 years since the Omagh bombing.29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, were killed when a massive car bomb ripped through the town centre on the 15th of August 1998.Over 200 others were injured in the Real IRA attack – however no one has ever been convicted.Patricia Mc Laughlin’s son Shaun was one of three Buncrana schoolboys killed in the bombing, along with two members of a Spanish exchange group who had been staying in Inishowen.She says she’s plagued with questions about what might have been…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/08mclaughlin.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Bishop of Derry says the memorial to those killed in Omagh is a monument to all the innocent who were torn away from community through violence.Preaching in the town last night, he said the bomb that killed young and old also scarred so many others in body and in mind.In his homily at Sacred Heart Church in Omagh last night, Bishop Donal McKeown said something changed forever in Omagh on August 15th, 1998, and people continue to limp through life because of the brutal actions of others.However, he urged the people of Omagh not to underestimate what they have done, saying the community has found ways of remembering their loved ones in a quiet and dignified way.He added Omagh’s way of remembering and honouring points to the fact that, in every conflict, it is mostly innocent civilians, and not combatants who do the dying.Bishop McKeown concluded that while some causes may be worth dying for, no cause is worth killing for. Any story we try to tell about our conflicts has to weep for the past, he said, and never glorify any of it. WhatsApp Google+ Omagh victim’s mother asks “What might have been?” Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitterlast_img read more

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International Polar Week as an educational activity to boost science–educational links: Portugal as a case study

first_imgInternational Polar Week is an educational activity that has been carried out since the International Polar Year 2007–2008 (known then as International Polar Days). This event, which brings together educators and polar scientists to promote polar science, is generally organised by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists and Polar Educators International. Here we provide an overview of how International Polar Week started, and describe its implementation in Portugal, a “non-polar” country. We quantify the activities carried out during International Polar Weeks in Portugal between 2012 and 2017, which involved >96,000 students, >200 schools, >1900 educators and 100 polar scientists, with talks and Skype calls by polar scientists being the most frequent activities. Portugal’s International Polar Weeks have involved students, educators and polar scientists from 18 other countries, in particular from the United Kingdom and Brazil. We conclude by providing recommendations to other countries wanting to implement International Polar Weeks.last_img read more

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