I think these are 2 of FTSE 100’s best UK shares to buy after the stock market crash

first_img 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images 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. I think these are 2 of FTSE 100’s best UK shares to buy after the stock market crashcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Matthew Dumigan | Saturday, 20th June, 2020 | More on: TSCO TW In the depths of the stock market crash, the FTSE 100 index tumbled by 32%. Fears about the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus were enough to spark a major sell-off in global equities. Since then, however, investor sentiment has improved, and the index has recovered 26% of its value. But that certainly doesn’t mean there aren’t still buying opportunities for savvy investors to capitalise on. With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 companies that I think are among the best UK shares to buy today, if you’re looking to build wealth over the long term.Supermarket superstarAs the third-largest retailer in the world, measured by gross revenues, Tesco (LSE: TSCO) is a titan of the supermarket industry. What’s more, the defensive nature of the company means that earnings should remain relatively stable regardless of the wider macroeconomic environment. We’ve seen this in practise over recent months as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19.5G 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…In the UK and Ireland, underlying sales rose 0.2%, with like-for-like sales growing by the same amount. That said, the current uncertainty means that Tesco is unable to give guidance for next year. Although the company expects that if trading returns to normal by August, the extra costs incurred will be offset by increased sales and the government’s business rate relief.More positive news for investors came on Thursday when the company announced the sale of its Polish business. Over recent years, the supermarket has gradually been retrenching from its international operations due to various market challenges. Offloading the business in Poland will be a huge relief for the company as in the last financial year, these stores generated a loss before tax of £107m.Housebuilding heroUK housebuilders have been hit hard by the market crash and Taylor Wimpey (LSE:TW) is no exception. The company’s share price is down by around 36% despite many other stocks listed in the index making a strong recovery. The fortunes of housebuilders are very much tied to the recovery of the economy. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that investor sentiment towards the company is poor.However, I’m excited by the news that emerged on Thursday. The company announced that it has successfully raised £522m by issuing new shares equal to 11% of its market capitalisation. Management at the firm believe the pandemic has revealed an opportunity to buy cheap land. Consequently, the extra capital will allow the company to take advantage of this.With the firm already in the midst of a phased return to operations, I think things are beginning to look up for Taylor Wimpey. What’s more, the long-term outlook for the property market in the UK remains favourable in my eyes. There’s still a major housing shortage to be addressed and interest rates are at historic lows, meaning mortgages are cheap. This provides fertile ground for the housebuilder to continue growing its earnings, which should reward investors in the process.The best UK shares to buy today?Considering both of these firms are at the top of their respective industries and bring the possibility of both income and capital growth over the long term, neither appear overvalued to me. Tesco has a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 12, while Taylor Wimpey’s is a only 7. As such, these companies could truly be among the FTSE 100’s best UK shares to buy now. 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. See all posts by Matthew Dumiganlast_img read more

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A message for Rugby World subscribers

first_imgHow to get in touch about your magazine subscription during the pandemic New ordersCurrently our supply chain is working well for the majority of regions, so if you would like to place a new order for yourself, a family member or a friend then please visit www.magazinesdirect.com where you can buy print or digital subscriptions.Thank you for your understanding at this time. Stay safe. A message for Rugby World subscribersWe wanted to take this opportunity to reassure you that we are working hard to ensure you continue to receive your issues of Rugby World magazine as normal. Some regions overseas have experienced disruption to their service. However, for the majority, there are currently no interruptions to the service you would normally receive.We endeavour to keep you as up to date as possible in the quickly changing environment we are currently living in. Please visit www.mymagazine.co.uk to make sure we have your email address, as we will be in touch directly if you have been affected.Customer ServiceUnfortunately, our telephone customer service centres need to close temporarily, in accordance with current advice, to protect the wellbeing of our staff.We can continue to provide you with support online if you visit www.mymagazine.co.uk, where you can renew your subscription, update your address or check the expected delivery date for your next issue.If you have a query that you cannot resolve online, then rest assured you can still email us on [email protected], but please bear with us as response times will be slower as a result of these exceptional circumstances.center_img The May 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine, which includes a proposed British & Irish Lions squad for the 2021 tour to South Africa, an exclusive interview with Wales centre Nick Tompkins and a look at rugby being played in warzones, is on sale until 4 May 2020.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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Bishop’s son deported from US to El Salvador, where he…

first_imgBishop’s son deported from US to El Salvador, where he fears for his life Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Immigration, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anglican Communion, Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI People arrive at El Salvador International Airport near San Salvador after being deported from the U.S. on May 25, 2012. Photo: Ulises Rodriguez/Reuters[Episcopal News Service] The son of the Anglican bishop of El Salvador, who fled to the United States after being kidnapped and threatened in his home country, has been deported back there from the United States, according to his father.Josue Alvarado Guerra, 34, was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after getting a flat tire in Ohio in November, when police discovered he did not have proper immigration documents. Alvarado Guerra filed a petition for asylum but was denied, and he was sent back to El Salvador on Jan. 28.Bishop David Alvarado of the Diocese of El Salvador, which is part of the Anglican Church of Central America, said his son had to flee El Salvador because his life was in danger. He had been working as a taxi driver in Colón, just northwest of San Salvador, one of the most dangerous cities in a country with the world’s highest homicide rate. Alvarado Guerra was “threatened, kidnapped and persecuted by one of the largest gangs operating in the country” and forced to drive them around, according to his father.In a letter to Ohio Bishop Mark Hollingsworth Jr. and others who have offered support, which his office shared with Episcopal News Service, Alvarado expressed a combination of fear, gratitude and happiness at his son’s return to El Salvador. He added that the danger to his son’s life is so great that he is still trying to make arrangements for him to live in another country.“We thank the God of life for allowing us to have Josue back in our house and share with him the difficult experiences he lived in detention,” Alvarado wrote. “Josue definitely can’t be safe anywhere in El Salvador, we fear for his life. … We want to continue with the plans to get him out of the country as soon as possible.”Alvarado said his family is looking into requesting asylum for his son in Canada and has been in contact about that with the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church. However, Robertson told ENS that Alvarado Guerra faces an uphill battle in seeking asylum in Canada after being denied in the U.S.Alvarado is also examining the possibility of getting a missionary visa for his son to do reconstruction work in the Bahamas. Although it might be easier for Alvarado Guerra to move to another Central American country, “the situation of insecurity is the same as that of our country,” Alvarado said.“We know that there is a large list of friends who gave spiritual and pastoral support to our son,” Alvarado wrote. “We are fully grateful for all they did and we beg you to continue supporting us to put [Josue] in a safe place.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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BREAKING NEWS: Velazquez returning to City Commission; defeats Baron in Seat…

first_img TAGS2020Apopka City Commission Seat #2City of ApopkaResultsRunoffSpecial Election Previous articleFlorida lawmakers to again ponder pulling the plug on red light camerasNext articleGlen Mills Reformatory Abuses, and Learning from Them Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Lucas Sankey on Unsplash Please enter your comment! From Staff ReportsIt took a resignation, an election, and a runoff, but Diane Velazquez is returning to the Apopka City Commission. Velazquez defeated Yesenia Baron in the special election runoff for Seat #2 with 3,374 votes (58.36%) of the vote, exceeding Baron, who received 2,407 (58.36%).Diane Velazquez “First, I want to acknowledge my opponent, Yesenia Baron, and thank her for a well-run race,” Velazquez posted on her Facebook page. “I am honored at the trust placed in me by Apopka’s voters to complete the remaining 15 months of the term left by the previous sitting commissioner. I could not have done this without the support of an army of volunteers and the Apopka Professional Firefighters Local 5293. I want to thank each and every person who donated, walked neighborhoods, and waved signs. Most importantly, I want to thank all the residents for coming out to vote in this important local election. I am ready to take my seat to represent you with professionalism, integrity and accessibility.”Baron is hopeful for the future of her community and thankful for the outpouring of support she received.“I’m grateful for so many things – to those who worked on my campaign, heralded my values, and voted for me at the polls…I cannot thank you enough,” Baron said. “This isn’t the end of my path; I’m dedicated to lifting my community and will continue to work hard for my neighbors.”While running again is not off the table, Baron is continuing her advocacy and leadershipthrough other means for now, including participating in the Apopka Chamber of Commerce and Community Action Board.Baron wished newly elected Commissioner Velazquez much luck and encouraged her to make positive changes to improve the lives of our residents, business owners and city personnel.Despite a record-high turnout in the general election (over 24,000), only 5,781 voted in the runoff – with 4,509 of those voting by mail.Alice Nolan, the Seat #2 Apopka City Commissioner, resigned from the City Council in August, which triggered the special election. Nolan defeated then-incumbent Velazquez in a 2018 runoff for Seat #2.Yesenia “Jesi” BaronIn the general election, Velazquez received 10,318 votes, 42.6%, while Baron received 6,157 votes, 25.34%.Tonight’s results were similar to the City Commission elections for Seats #3 and #4 in March. In those elections, Seat #3 Commissioner Doug Bankson claimed 4,393 votes (60%), while Seat #4 Commissioner Kyle Becker received 4,472 votes (62%).Velazquez will have to defend her commission seat again in March of 2022 when the next cycle of Apopka municipal elections take place. Also on the ballot in 2022 will be the City Commission Seat #1 currently held by Commissioner Alexander H. Smith, and the Apopka Mayoral election – Bryan Nelson is the incumbent. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Quote of the week

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Events 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. Describing Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare, Martin Bell MP said: “He was the best charity auctioneer ever.”  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Quote of the week Howard Lake | 30 November 1999 | News read more

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Fairtrade charity to auction sending #OneBigTweet to supporters’ Twitter followers

first_img Howard Lake | 21 September 2015 | News Cafedirect Producers Foundation General Manager, Claire Rhodes added:“Our programmes with farmers look to support them in developing and sharing their innovations and knowledge with fellow farmers across our smallholder network. #OneBigTweet is designed to reflect this by leveraging social media to create a new kind of crowd-funding movement.”How do you control the content of the tweet?Of course, CPF will be careful about what kind of tweet is sent out. They are hoping that it will be bought by a philanthropic individual who would buy the tweet in order to support their work. This could of course benefit their personal or social brand.Google Impact ChallengeCafédirect Producers’ Foundation won the Google Impact Challenge in July 2014 and used the £500,000 to launch their first subsidiary social Enterprise, WeFarm.Could other charities do this?The technique to carry out this campaign is possible for other charities to emulate. CPF worked with with Enso on this project, who have previously been involved in an online campaign with Greenpeace. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Cafedirect Producers’ Foundation is running a fundraising campaign by auctioning the one-off opportunity to send a tweet to hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers – or more.Their #OneBigTweet campaign enables Twitter users to donate access to their followers for one message, thereby reaching a potentially vast audience. It won’t cost Twitter users anything, but the Foundation will know exactly how many followers it can reach – and then invite bids for the right to contact them with a single message.By signing up, Twitter users permit the Foundation to auto-retweet their #OneBigTweet from their account. As they point it, it takes just three clicks to join in.When authorising your Twitter account, the Foundation will be able to add the number of your Twitter followers to their total reach.Comforting words (on the right) from OneBigTweet confirming how they’ll use your Twitter account.They also invite you to take more action to make the tweet even bigger:My followers were valued at $188.58 by #onebigtweet.There have been several other donate-a-tweet initiatives including JustCoz.org, which lets you donate a tweet a day to a worth cause, but they don’t have a fundraising element. Thunderclap runs a similar tool where an organisation can gather lots of Twitter (and Facebook) followers to allow their account to send one message on a certain date or time. Again, this access is not offered as a fundraising tool.Support for #OneBigTweetThe novel campaign has already attracted support from inventor of the hashtag Chris Messina and charity Restless Development, together with musicians and activists.In the first three days the campaign attracted over 320 people signing up from around the world, ‘donating’ 700,000 followers.Katie Messick Maddox, Business Development & Investments Manager at CPF, explained:“When we looked around at the saturated fundraising market, we felt that there’s not much chance for a small charity struggling to be noticed in this environment. Rather than wanting to resort to the same old tactics, we at CPF want to set ourselves out from the crowd.” Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Twittercenter_img  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fairtrade charity to auction sending #OneBigTweet to supporters’ Twitter followers 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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Women’s inspiring role in Cuban revolution

first_imgMaritzel González from Federation of Cuban Women, March 14.WW photo: Anne PrudenAnnually each March during Women’s History Month, the Federation of Cuban Women sends a delegation to New York City to attend the United Nations Commission on the Rights of Women. A forum was held March 14 honoring the federation hosted by the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization at Fordham University Law School.The federation was established in 1960 as the national collective to drive, secure and protect the rights of women in the new revolutionary Cuban society. The federation continues to fight for women’s liberation, social justice and equality for women, including ending violence against women. In 1965, Cuba declared that abortion is a woman’s right. The rights of women are protected by Cuba’s constitution and laws. In 1997, the federation acquired nongovernmental organization status at the U.N.The federation played a central role in Cuba’s effort to eliminate illiteracy. It has been involved in developing Cuba’s outstanding medical care infrastructure and voluntary health missions worldwide. The women were also instrumental in mobilizing support for the Cuban 5 political prisoners held in the U.S.Cuba’s revolutionary ideals have resulted in women being involved in economic and cultural decision making. Equal rights have resulted in increased employment opportunities in all occupations and professions. Women are well represented in politics and government in the Parliament. The Cuban Communist Party decides the norms of the economic and political revolution, with women participating fully in the party.At the March 14 forum the Cuban women discussed the challenges they face and their accomplishments. In responding to questions regarding President Obama’s recent announcement of normalizing relations with Cuba, the Cubans commented that the U.S. still has the same objectives and intentions as in the past, which are to destroy the Cuban revolution; but now by different tactics, they stated. The U.S. sees Cuba as its backyard and has always interfered in Cuba’s affairs.Even now with state to state U.S.-Cuba discussions underway, Cuba is subject to automatic sanctions from the U.S. list of countries unilaterally deemed to support “terrorism.” The more than 50 year commercial, economic, financial and commercial blockade is still in place. The women pointed out that President Obama doesn’t need congressional approval to end many aspects of the blockade.Regarding U.S. sanctions against Venezuela, the women replied that Cuba takes a protective stance toward President Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution. Since 1959, there has been unity with Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.The Federation of Cuban Women state they support the U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, but only on an equal basis with mutual respect, not subject to conditions set by the U.S.Cuba will maintain its principles, ideals and autonomy. The revolution is not negotiable, the women emphasized. They are committed to continue working toward a world of peace, justice and equality.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Trial of RSF’s Turkey representative postponed for 4th time

first_img News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Organisation Related documents amicus_erol_vf_signe.pdfPDF – 1020.4 KB Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s decision by an Istanbul court to postpone the trial of its Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, and two co-defendants until 26 December, and reiterates its call for their acquittal. It was the latest in a series of postponements in their trial on the baseless charge of “terrorist propaganda” for taking part in a campaign of solidarity with the pro-Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem.Representatives from RSF’s international secretariat (from its German section and its Brussels bureau) attended today’s hearing, the fourth in eight months. Although it lasted no more than ten minutes, RSF managed to submit an amicus brief intended to help the court decide to dismiss the case.The court nonetheless decided to postpone the trial in order to allow time to contact and question one of the other two defendants, the writer Ahmet Nesin, who is now a refugee in France and is being tried in absentia. The third defendant is human rights defender Şebnem Korur Fincancı.“Not only do we want to be acquitted but we also want all the guilty verdicts already issued for other participants in this solidarity campaign to be quashed on appeal,” Önderoğlu said as he left the courtroom. “And we hope that the justice system will use this delay to realize the importance of the role of independent journalism and civil society.”A total of 56 journalists, human rights defenders and intellectuals took part in the solidarity campaign, taking turns at being Özgür Gündem’s “editor for a day” from May to August 2016 because it had been hounded by the justice system. Forty-one of them are being prosecuted.Önderoğlu, Fincancı and Nesin were the only ones to have been placed in pre-trial detention for their role in the solidarity campaign. That was a year ago, when they were held for ten days before being freed conditionally. They are charged with propaganda on behalf of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), condoning crime and inciting crime.Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, between Democratic Republic of Congo and the Sultanate of Brunei. The media freedom situation in Turkey was already worrying but it has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after the July 2016 coup attempt. Around 150 media outlets have been closed and more than 100 journalists are currently in prison. Receive email alerts TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Credit: Yasin Akgül /AFP to go further News RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more News April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey June 8, 2017 Trial of RSF’s Turkey representative postponed for 4th time Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Limerick Cathedral set for year-long 850th celebration

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” St Mary’s Cathedral AN anniversary programme is planned to celebrate and promote the role of St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick since it was gifted 850 years ago to the church by Donal Mor O’Brien, the last King of Thomond. One of the city’s oldest buildings, the Cathedral has been a site of Christian worship since 1168.The year’s festivities will being on January 30 this year and will celebrate and promote the Cathedral’s roles in city life including community, civic, cultural, educational, ecumenical, musical, sports and tourism.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Highlights of the year will include a visit from the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and a special service of thanksgiving.Each month the Cathedral will highlight a figure associated with Saint Mary’s and there will also be a tangible dimension to the celebrations as each month will focus on a charity or cause based in or around Limerick.Cathedral Dean, Very Rev’d Niall J. Sloane said that “Saint Mary’s holds a very special place in the city of Limerick and for its citizens. It has been a royal palace – no doubt, a place of story-telling, feasting and celebrations.“Over the succeeding centuries it has witnessed unique events, welcomed countless people through its doors and marked key moments in the lives of Limerick people.“It has a unique role to play within all aspects of city and diocesan life. The central theme of our celebrations in 2018 will be opening our doors to all and forging links with Limerick and beyond so that we may echo the Christian message of faith, love and witness,” added the Cathedral’s Dean, who extended an invitation to join in celebrations. See more news here WhatsApp Email Print Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Previous articleBeyond the neon runesNext articleLimerick TD advocates for May referendum on Eighth amendment. Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement TAGS850th anniversarychurchDonal Mor O’BrienKing of ThomondlimerickSt Mary’s Cathedral Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLimerick Cathedral set for year-long 850th celebrationBy Staff Reporter – January 19, 2018 2306 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Opinion: There’s safety in numbers

first_imgCommentNewsTransportOpinion: There’s safety in numbersBy Staff Reporter – September 6, 2019 261 WhatsApp Print Previous articleLimerick Suicide Watch looks out on the darknessNext articleFirearms arrest in city Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie John Moran argues that it’s not too late to re-think Limerick City and County Council’s €9.1mredevelopment plan for O’Connell Street and use it to develop Ireland’s first low speed urban safety zone. People are saying it is not good but at least it is better than we have, but better is not always good enough.The recently published O’Connell Street proposals remains a missed opportunity for Limerick to lead the way. But it could be so easy with inexpensive fixes to make it a real start for a new model of a 21st Century liveable city centre.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Slowing down all traffic across our city centre, not just on this street and testing the new designs temporarily with removable paint and attractive planters/seating until it works well would be better solutions to bring people on board.It would allow us to be bolder in what we trial.Even though flawed, outright rejection and abandoning the street as it is are not the right answers.The problem is that major issues remain unresolved on how our city will work in the future.In an effort to retain flexibility we have a weak compromise, not a bold statement of intent.Particularly difficult, the mobility strategy to say where and how we get around the city is not ready.Another problem is that the development plan showing where and how our population will double is not finalised and decisions requiring significant spending risk being premature and the wrong ones.The overriding priority for this proposal seems to be “the least negative impact” on traffic using a street to cut through our city.But the plan will not change our city centre for the better if the interests of passing (mainly car) users trump the interests and safety of other users of the space, especially those we want to see live in town.For liveable lived-in urban space we have to be braver.City retailers need an interesting destination for casual visitors but more critically need greater numbers living right there who enjoy it everyday without ever having to get into a car.For more people to choose to live in the city we must value their interests for clean air, safety and amenities and perhaps less so those using city streets to pass through or to escape to their homes outside the city.The upgrade of our city requires a fuller holistic plan.The #LiveableLimerick vision which captured public imagination of a street with different animated zones each reflecting our region can still form part of that future plan.But even today, elements of the new plans should work well.It is right to reduce (not eliminate) car movements and enhance the space for others.So, can we still move forward before guidance from the other broader plans? We can.Defer for now heavy engineering and related costs.O’Connell Street already structurally supports two lanes.The footpaths can be widened at low cost with paint and really attractive planters (and even temporary wooden decking).As in other cities, try the new layouts first on a cheaper basis with reversible technology.As other broader plans are agreed by the Council, modifications can be introduced based on observation of changed behaviours not conjecture or unconscious bias.LCCC already took that approach when I first suggested the idea of an urban garden (not taxi rank) in front of Penney’s. With a safe space, people gathered. A low cost experiment showed a better way. Indeed, the new plans rightly now propose a permanent upgrade.But above all, based on what works elsewhere the guiding principle should be safety.If cars must cut through the city, at least they should slow down.As the urbanist Jeff Speck put it “would you rather have a downtown that is quick to drive through or one worth arriving at?”Anyone driving 27 mins to Debenhams from Killaloe would need a minute or so more to drive up to the Belltable at 30km (the proposed new speed limit).But at a 15 km speed limit, the 28 min drive would become a 29 min journey.A one minute price for safety of road users, including those in the car.And at 15 km, reaction times improve too. Collisions might even be avoided altogether.The penny has dropped all over the world. We want more people not more passing cars in towns.People gather and stay in places where they feel safe.The solution is not, however, isolating them from speeding cars with bollards.The answer is a safe speed limit and reducing illegal speeding by enforcement and design.Designing 4-way stop junctions instead of traffic lights to speed to as they turn orange would also enhance safety.This could be done with almost no expenditure – Imagine the impact if done immediately all over the Georgian quarter and the retail core.Decisions guided by safety first and cans of paint and seats and trees and planters. No noisy dirty roadworks as we trial the plans being proposed.We should very well find• less cars cutting through our city needing space in the final plans;• no need for a dedicated bus lane to bypass congestion in the other lane;• that liberated lane could become band stands, fish ponds, bike stands or 15-30 minute car parking to facilitate quick pickups and provide protection for the people sitting nearby;• adults and children safely cycling our streets again• the rugby experience and/or UL’s arrival completely reimagine the pedestrian flows and needs more than we thought;We might even find less resistance then to citywide mobility plans proposing other options to throughway traffic or buses so that only cars needing access should use our historic centre.It is time for people to raise their voices again and let the councilors know this matters to them.It is time for our politicians to inspire and lead with yet another “first” for Limerick – Ireland’s first sub 15km city centre for all. 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