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Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 27th February, 2020 | More on: DNLM TPT If you want to see what a profit warning can do to a share price, look no further than Topps Tiles (LSE: TPT).The floorings specialist’s shares plunged more than 25% Thursday morning after the company told us that trading in its first quarter to, 28 December had been “impacted significantly by political and economic uncertainty in the run up to the UK General Election.“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 first eight weeks of the second quarter were no better, having “remained challenging against a backdrop of continued weak home improvement spending.”The result is a 5.4% drop in like-for-like sales in the first quarter, followed by a 5.5% dip in the second. Topps now expects full-year adjusted pre-tax profit to be “materially below the bottom end of the current range of market expectations.”BullishThat contrasts with soft furnishings retailer Dunelm (LSE: DNLM), whose interim report earlier in February was considerably more upbeat.Dunelm shares were flying high, and have now gained 29% over the past 12 months compared to a 13% fall for Topps Tiles. But that doesn’t tell the whole story for Dunelm.Despite no specific news, a couple of days after those first-half figures were released, Dunelm shares suddenly turned downwards again. And since market close on 14 February, there’s been a 20% price fall. There’s even been a 4% drop Thursday as share price contagion spreads. So what’s happening?In my view, Dunelm has been something of a story stock of late, and folks who wouldn’t have really investigated it have been buying the shares. It’s been successful for sure, especially with its move into online selling. But beneath it all, it’s still a retailer. And we’re still in very tough times for retailers.PriceyDunelm shares have looked overpriced for some time. Though they’ve fallen back, we’re still looking at a forward P/E of 20.5. That’s based on forecasts for the year to June 2020, and earnings growth predictions for the following year would drop it only as far as 19.5.I think Dunelm is a quality company, and I like buying shares in those. But I won’t overpay even for the best, and I’m still waiting for a better buying opportunity.CheaperTopps Tiles shares had been priced on significantly lower P/E multiples of around 13 to 14, closer to the long-term market average. That’s with a 13% fall in EPS on the cards for the current year, but things are clearly going to be significantly worse than that now.On that old forecast, the shares would now be on a P/E of around 10. But it’s anybody’s guess what that would bounce back up to when we’re able to put some flesh on the bones of “materially below the bottom end of the current range of market expectations.”I’ve been mildly positive about the relatively dull nature of Topps Tiles’ business for quite some time, as I really don’t like excitement in the market for consumer products. But at the same time, I’ve never seen the shares selling cheaply enough for me to buy, especially considering it’s a small-cap stock that carries debt.Until we know the full extent of the latest damage, at least, that stance is not going to change. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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TAGSNaggingPandemicParentingTantrumsThe Conversation Previous articleBusiness leaders form task force to ‘RESET’ Florida’s economy ‘when time is right’Next articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Wendy Grolnick, Professor of Psychology, Clark University. Parents have always helped with homework and made sure their children fulfill responsibilities like chores, but the extended and often unstructured time families are spending together during the current crisis creates new challenges.After a disaster like a hurricane or fire, establishing structure is important to keep consistency and maintain a sense of control for both parents and children. This includes creating a schedule and communicating clear expectations and guidelines on things such as screen time.But how do parents get children to follow the schedule and fulfill responsibilities without nagging and in a way that prevents blowups and tantrums?Wendy Grolnick, a psychologist and parenting expert who has worked with parents in disaster situations, has studied how parents can help children become more self-motivated and decrease conflict in the family. In this piece she shares some strategies to make the house run more smoothly during the coronavirus crisis.1. Involve children in setting schedulesWhen children participate in creating guidelines and schedules, they are more likely to believe the guidelines are important, accept them and follow them.To involve children, parents can set up a family meeting. At the meeting, parents can discuss the schedule and ask children for their input on decisions like what time everyone should be out of bed and dressed, when breaks from schoolwork would work best and where each family member should be during study time.Not every idea will be feasible – children may feel being dressed by noon is fine! But when parents listen to a child’s ideas, it helps them own their behavior and be more engaged in what they are doing.There may well be differences in opinion. Parents can negotiate with their children so that at least some of the children’s ideas are adopted. Resolving conflicts is an important skill for children to learn, and they learn it best from their parents.2. Allow children some choiceSchoolwork has to be done and chores need to be completed, but having some choice about how they are accomplished can help children feel less pressured and coerced, which undermines their motivation.Parents can present some chores around the house, and children can choose which they prefer. They can also pick when or how they complete them – do they want to do the dishes before or after watching their TV show?Parents can also give children choice about what fun activity they would like to do at the end of the day or for a study break.3. Listen and provide empathyChildren will be more open to hearing about what they need to do if they feel that their own perspectives are understood. Parents can let children know that they understand, for example, that it is not fun to be in the house and that they miss being with their friends.Parents can begin requests with an empathetic statement. For example, “I know it seems like getting dressed is silly because we’re in the house. But getting dressed is part of the routine we have all decided upon.” Even if they might not agree with their child’s perspective, when parents show that they understand, cooperation is enhanced, as is the parent-child relationship.4. Provide reasons for rulesWhen parents provide reasons for why they are asking for something, children can better understand the importance of acting in particular ways. Reasons will be most effective when they are meaningful to the children in terms of the children’s own goals. For example, a parent can say that dividing up family chores will help everyone have more time for fun activities after dinner.5. Problem-solve togetherNot everything will go according to plan – there will be times of frustration, nagging and yelling. When things aren’t working out, parents can try engaging in joint problem-solving with their children, which means employing empathy, identifying the issue and finding ways to resolve it.For example, a parent might state, “You know how I’ve been nagging you to get up in the morning? It’s probably really annoying to hear that first thing in the morning. The problem is that even though we decided we’d all get up at 8 a.m., you are not getting out of bed. Let’s put our heads together to see what we can do to make morning time go more smoothly. What are your ideas?” I have seen this take the stress out of mornings for working parents who need to take their children to school before going to work, and I believe it could help during the pandemic, too.All of these practices can help children to feel more ownership of their behavior. That will make them more likely to cooperate.However, these strategies require time and patience – something that is hard to come by at times of stress. Research studies show that parents are more likely to yell, demand and threaten when time is limited, they are stressed or they feel worried about how their children are performing. That’s why its important for parents to find time for their own self-care and rejuvenation – whether it be by taking a walk, exercising, meditating or writing in a journal. A pandemic or other disaster presents challenges for parents, but using motivational strategies can help parents provide a calmer and more effective environment that also facilitates a positive parent-child relationship.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Parenting Fund Web site launched with application details 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. Details of organisations that are eligible to apply for grants, and the criteria under which grants will be awarded, are available in the ./guidance notes. All applications must be received by 5pm on Friday July 30 2004.A telephone helpline will be available from 4 May at 020 7212 6644.The National Family and Parenting Institute (NFPI) was selected as Fundholder for the Parenting Fund earlier this year by the Dfes. The new Parenting Fund has launched its Web site which includes information for voluntary sector organisations interested in applying for grants.The new Parenting Fund Web site offers detailed ./guidance notes about the aims and operation of the fund, as well as application forms for grants.The Fund, which will be officially launched by Margaret Hodge, Minister of State for Children, on May 10 2004, is designed to boost the work of voluntary sector services in England that support parents. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 April 2004 | News 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBusinessCommunityEnvironmentLimerickLidl Boosts Biodiversity with First Pollinator-Friendly Store in Limerick Email Minister of State for Agriculture with responsibility for land use and biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett, with Head of CSR at Lidl Ireland, Owen Keogh, pictured at Lidl Tullamore announcing the retailer’s plans to roll out 20 Pollinator-Friendly Stores across Ireland by the end of 2021.FOLLOWING the debut of the retailer’s first Pollinator-Friendly Store in Youghal, Co. Cork last summer, Lidl have committed to the roll out of 20 more Pollinator-Friendly Stores across Ireland by the end of 2021, with Lidl Childers Road set as the first location in Limerick. To launch the new initiative, Lidl Ireland’s Head of CSR, Owen Keogh, was joined by Minister of State for Agriculture, Pippa Hackett.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Building on its long-term environmental targets and comprehensive sustainability strategy ‘A Better Tomorrow’, this commitment shows Lidl Ireland’s leadership in the biodiversity field. As a member of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan since 2018, the retailer has been working collaboratively towards the protection of biodiversity and the conservation of native ecosystems in line with Ireland’s National Biodiversity Action Plan. Lidl’s Pollinator-Friendly Stores are an innovative concept whereby suitable surrounding areas at Lidl Ireland store locations are optimised to create an area of pollination promotion. Featuring reduced mowing practices, wildflower planting, an insect hotel and informative signage, these areas can look overgrown but are in fact a haven for pollinators like bees, butterflies and hoverflies, which are essential for the production of the fresh fruit and vegetables that Lidl Ireland is renowned for. Encouraging customers to participate in the protection of Ireland’s natural biodiversity on an individual level, Lidl is selling a selection of pollinator-friendly plants and flowers in its 168 stores nationwide from Thursday 20th May, including potted sunflowers, lavender, shrub peony, lupins, climbing jasmine, pepper plants and strawberry hanging baskets to name but a few. Commending Lidl Ireland’s progressive work in the area of biodiversity, Minister of State for Agriculture with responsibility for land use and biodiversity, Pippa Hackett, said; “Encouraging our native biodiversity to flourish is incredibly important, and we all have a part to play in doing so. I am delighted to see Lidl Ireland taking the initiative and supporting Ireland’s national biodiversity with the roll out of their Pollinator-Friendly Stores, giving people across the country the opportunity to learn about and actively participate in the conservation and revitalisation of Irish biodiversity on an individual level.” Lidl Ireland also announced today that they have become the first and only retailer in Ireland to design a biodiversity-focused farming standard in collaboration with a certified body. Developed in partnership with GLOBALG.A.P., the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard, is an internationally recognised standard for sustainable agricultural practices and food production. This standard echoes years of research and stakeholder collaboration arriving at several essential compliance criteria which now include biodiversity specifications that the retailer is working alongside several of its more than 260 local Irish suppliers to integrate into its supply chain. Previous articleUpdated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals GroupNext articleMayor welcomes announcement that work has begun at Ortec in Newcastle West Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSIreland’s National Biodiversity Action PlanKeeping Limerick PostedLidl IrelandlimerickLimerick Post By Sarah Carr – May 17, 2021 466 Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
adamkaz/iStockBY: ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC NEWS(LOS ANGELES) — Teachers in Los Angeles County will be able to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, as part of a wave of essential workers who are newly eligible to get vaccinated.In addition to educators, child care and emergency service workers, law enforcement and food and agriculture workers are also newly eligible, which translates into roughly 1.2 million newly approved people in LA County.Health officials warned that vaccinating everyone will take time, given the size of the new pool combined with people from previously approved groups who have not yet received vaccines.“It will take considerable time to vaccinate these groups, unless vaccine supply significantly increases,” said Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer for LA County’s Department of Public Health.“We urge the public’s patience as we work through this process as quickly as possible,” he said.While many of this week’s shots are set aside for people who are receiving their second jab, 103,000 doses will be allocated to specific groups, with 35.8% going to people 65 and older; 27.6% going to food, agriculture and grocery workers; 30.3% going to educators and child care workers; and 6.2% going to emergency services and law enforcement.“This allocation is proportional to the size of the population in each sector as well as the size of the unvaccinated 65-plus population in the county,” according to Simon.In order to get a vaccine, workers will have to show proof of their employment, such as an employee badge, a pay stub with an address or other type of official license.The vaccine expansion comes after a back-and-forth battle in Los Angeles over reopening schools for in-person instruction. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines say schools should be able to safely do at least some in-person learning with proper mitigation measures, LA’s teachers union, United Teachers Los Angeles, wants teachers to be vaccinated or provided access to vaccination before they go back to the classroom.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
tillsonburg/iStockBy MARLENE LENTHANG and AARON KATERSKY(NEW YORK) — The former New York Police Department officer who was fired in August 2019 over the death of Eric Garner has lost his bid to get his job back.Daniel Pantaleo was fired by then-New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill after a departmental trial found he used an unauthorized chokehold to restrain Garner, a 43-year-old Black man who was arrested on Staten Island in a dispute over selling loose cigarettes.Garner’s dying words, “I can’t breathe,” became a national rallying cry.Pantaleo sued the NYPD and O’Neill in October 2019.On Thursday the court sided with the NYPD, deeming Pantaleo “reckless” for putting Gardner in the chokehold.“Substantial evidence supports respondents’ conclusion that petitioner recklessly caused injury to Eric Garner by maintaining a prohibited chokehold for 9 to 10 seconds after exigent circumstances were no longer present, thereby disregarding the risk of injury,” the three-judge panel decided.The departmental trial determined Pantaleo did not intentionally strangle Garner but the appellate division said his firing was not unexpected.“Conduct far less serious than petitioner’s has been found by the Court of Appeals to have a destructive impact … on the confidence, which it is so important for the public to have in its police officers,” the panel said.Pantaleo’s lawyer, Stuart London, said in response to the ruling: “We are disappointed with the reasoning and the decision handed down today and we are carefully reviewing the decision to explore our appellate options.”On July 17, 2014, Pantaleo put Garner in a chokehold and wrestled him to the ground. Garner exclaimed multiple times, “I can’t breathe.” The New York City’s medical examiner ruled that Garner’s death was a homicide because Pantaleo’s chokehold triggered a cascade of events that ended with a fatal asthma attack.A Staten Island grand jury and the U.S. Department of Justice both declined to bring criminal charges against Pantaleo.He was terminated from the NYPD after a department disciplinary trial led Judge Rosemarie Maldonado to recommend his termination.Garner’s death led to national Black Lives Matter protests decrying racism and police brutality against Black people. The Memorial Day death of George Floyd further fueled the protests for its parallels to Garner’s case. Floyd, too, repeated, “I can’t breathe,” when a police officer pushed his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The amphipod genus Epimeria is species rich in the Southern Ocean and at present eight of its 19 species are reported with circum-Antarctic distributions. For the first time, specimens of epimeriid species from the Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea and the Ross Sea were analysed using partial COI genes sequences and morphological characters. In total 37 specimens of 14 species of Epimeria and two species of Epimeriella were analysed and the resulting molecular topology checked by critically reviewing taxonomic characters. The genus Epimeriella, genetically grouping within Epimeria is synonymised with the genus Epimeria. Sequences distances between populations of the nominal species Epimeria robusta from the Weddell and Ross Sea led to detailed morphological investigations, resulting in the description of Epimeria robustoides sp. n. from the Weddell Sea. Epimeria robusta Barnard, 1930 from the Ross Sea is redescribed. Sequences of a damaged Epimeria specimen of a species new to science from the lower continental shelf of the eastern Weddell Sea were included. Based on the current study, the hypothesis of circum-Antarctic species’ distributions in brooding amphipods proved to be unlikely.
Following the exit of ExxonMobil, Romgaz will join OMV Petrom in the Romanian offshore gas project Currently, ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom hold a stake of 50% each in the Neptun Deep offshore gas project. (Credit: QR9iudjz0 from FreeImages) Romanian state-controlled gas company Romgaz announced that it has made a binding offer to acquire ExxonMobil’s stake of 50% in the Neptun Deep offshore gas project, which has been planned to be developed in the Romanian part of the Black Sea.In mid-February this year, ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development said that the deadline for interested buyers to submit their binding offers for the stake is 31 March 2021.ExxonMobil’s stake in the offshore Romanian project is held by its subsidiary – ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania.Romgaz stated: “The binding offer and the conclusion of the transaction to acquire all shares (representing 100% of the share capital) issued by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania Limited are conditional upon approval of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of S.N.G.N. Romgaz SA in line with the laws and Romgaz Articles of Incorporation.”The other partner in the Neptun Deep offshore gas project is Austrian energy company OMV’s subsidiary OMV Petrom, which holds a stake of 50%.ExxonMobil acquired a stake in the deepwater Neptun Deep block in 2008, while forming an exploration joint venture with OMV Petrom.Spanning an area of nearly 7,500km2, the block is contained in water depths ranging from 100-1,700m.ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom had spent $1.5bn between 2008 and 2016 for carrying out exploration and appraisal operations in the block. In 2012, the partners could confirm the presence of a natural gas reservoir through the drilling of the Domino-1 exploration well.About four years later, another exploration drilling programme by the partners in the Romanian deep water sector of the Black Sea saw the drilling of seven wells, of which a majority of them intersected gas.However, the technical and commercial viability of the Neptun Deep offshore gas project is yet to be established.
Plans to build new housing close to the C.S. Lewis nature reserve have resulted in protest from Oxford residents.The small area of Headington woodland supposedly served as C.S. Lewis’ inspiration while writing his children’s book series The Chronicles of Narnia. Campaigners claim the C.S. Lewis Nature Reserve is under threat from a new building application close to the woodland which could “spoil this place of amazing magic and beauty”.The Wychwood Foundation submitted plans to Oxford City Council to build nine apartments for vulnerable adults in a two and a half storey block, including 22 car spaces, at Wychwood Lane, Ringhurst, which runs adjacent to the nature reserve.The application has since received fierce opposition from some campaigners, who handed a 4,250 signature petition to the council on Monday.The petition organiser, Cara Langford, told Cherwell, “I spent my childhood playing in the C.S. Lewis reserve and now bring my own children there to explore the wonders it holds. The proposed development and access road will create noise, light, dust pollution and many more negative impacts on the environment and wildlife.”The area of woodland once formed part of the back garden of C.S. Lewis, who was a fellow at Magdalen College from 1925 to 1954.The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust, who own the reserve, described it as a “tranquil woodland”, where the author enjoyed wandering while writing such titles as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The Oxford-based C.S. Lewis Foundation, who own the writer’s former home, The Kilns, urged Oxford City Council “to act now to preserve our rich legacy by denying approval of this most aggressive and egregiously offensive development proposal.”A central objection of campaigners is the plan to construct an access road at the end of Lewis Close, which runs near to the reserve. Ms Langford said “it is such a wonderful place and the access road and property development that is planned to run along it will no doubt pollute the lake, increase the traffic making it unsafe for pedestrians and spoil this place of amazing magic and beauty. This area is of national and historical significance and should be preserved for generations to come.”However, the campaigners’ claims have been strongly refuted by the Wychwood Foundation, who submitted the application. Speaking to Cherwell, Simon Beecher said “the access lane to the Wychwood Foundation will not be tarmaced, and does not encroach into or interfere with the Nature Reserve, as it travels through a private garden at the end of Lewis Close.“The parking spaces allowed for in this garden are away from the boundary with the Nature Reserve, and considering the type of vulnerable and disabled people who will be living in the Foundation building, traffic movements are considered to be very light.”Mr Beecher also stressed the efforts made by the Wychwood Foundation to protect the natural environment of the nature reserve. “The visibility of the new Foundation building will not in any way be dominating to the Reserve, because of the natural screening, which will also ensure all wildlife is not only preserved, but encouraged.”“No effort is being spared to preserve the uniqueness of the Reserve, and the long term enjoyment of it by generations to come.”A decision on the planning application is scheduled to be made by Oxford City Council on December 5.
Nate Flores and Filip Milkowski handled the net duties for Allstate and are a big part of the core that has this team humming early on with a defense that can’t be beat and an offense that spreads the ball around until it finds an open player. Overall, 4 players found the net for Allstate with Thomas Dorans and Ralph Mason leading the way with 5 and 3 goals respectively while Megan Feeley had a goal and an assist and Anthony Senerchia had a goal and 4 assists in the 10-3 win over Houlihans.Jordan Barreto, Noelle Breslin, and Megan Feeley make up that vaunted back line and not a single offense has been able to figure out a way to crack the code on how to beat that defense so far.They work hard and are a fun bunch of players to coach. Allen McCombs had 3 goals for Houlihans.