This FTSE 250 growth stock just hit an all-time high. Here’s why I’m not selling yet

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Paul Summers owns shares of Avon Rubber. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avon Rubber. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Paul Summers | Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 | More on: AVON CCC center_img 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. Shares in FTSE 250 stock Avon Rubber (LSE: AVON) have been setting fresh all-time highs in recent weeks. That’s because investors have become increasingly convinced the company is a safe destination for their cash. Based on today’s half-year numbers from the high-tech, gas mask maker, this confidence doesn’t look misplaced.On a rollAt a time when most investors are scrambling for cover as companies begin reporting on trading over the coronavirus pandemic, the latest news from Avon really stands out. Revenue hit £94.7m in the six-month period. This was a rise of 28.7% on that achieved over the same period last year.   Roughly two-thirds of this growth came from the company’s acquisition of US conglomerate 3M’s ballistic protection business (Helmets and Armour) in January. Interestingly, this deal was part of the reason Terry Smith decided to jettison the latter from the highly successful Fundsmith Equity fund late last year.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…Elsewhere, decent market conditions also led to a strong revenue performance from the company’s milkrite/InterPuls business. On top of all this, the FTSE 250 stock has inked two big body armour contracts with the US Department of Defence over the period. Adjusted pre-tax profit came in a superb 67% higher at £14.7m.  Given the above, it’s perhaps no surprise the interim dividend has been raised. Even so, a 30% increase to just over 9p per share reflects just how confident management is on the company’s progress. Naturally, Avon’s quality is reflected in its valuation. A price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 30 for the current financial year means new investors will need to dig deep.Nevertheless, the bullish tone of today’s statement and robust balance sheet mean I’ve no intention of selling my stake just yet.  Another rising FTSE 250 starAnother FTSE 250 stock also experiencing great trading at the moment is Computacenter (LSE: CCC). A company perhaps unfamiliar to many private investors, the business provides IT infrastructure services to firms. Like Avon, recent updates from the company have been very positive. Having already informed investors that trading over the coronavirus pandemic had been better than expected, the £1.8bn-cap announced it had also secured “some substantial Technology Sourcing contracts” in recent weeks. As a result, Computacenter believes the first half of its financial year will now be “considerably ahead of the same period of last year.” This surely bodes well for the share price. Despite bouncing hard recently, the FTSE 250 stock still trades 17% below the all-time highs it hit in February. The valuation isn’t excessive either. Right now, Computacenter can be yours for 18 times forecast earnings. That looks a good deal to me. There’s net cash on the balance sheet. It also makes consistently great returns on the money it invests in the business.If you can look past the company being “unable to provide meaningful guidance” on business over H2, I think Computacenter could be a great long-term buy for growth-focused investors. See all posts by Paul Summers Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares This FTSE 250 growth stock just hit an all-time high. Here’s why I’m not selling yetlast_img read more

Nick Train likes this FTSE 100 stock. Should I buy too?

first_img Image source: Getty Images Nadia Yaqub | Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 | More on: EXPN 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Experian. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Nick Train likes this FTSE 100 stock. Should I buy too?center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Back in October 2020, Nick Train added FTSE 100 stock Experian (LSE: EXPN) to his portfolio. Train is one of the UK’s highest-profile fund managers and is known for adopting Warren Buffett’s style of investing.Train has developed a reputation for being unapologetic in his investment strategy. Simply put, it’s buy and hold. Train rarely buys or sells the shares in his portfolio. Given this low turnover, I sat up and took notice when I heard that he’d added Experian.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…Why did Train purchase the shares in his portfolio? Should I buy some for my own portfolio? Let’s consider the investment case in detail. Train’s reasoning behind the FTSE 100 stockTrain doesn’t hold many UK technology stocks. In fact, at 31 December 2020, the Finsbury Growth & Income Trust had a small weighting of 4.9% towards the sector. I think it’s safe to say that Train is probably kicking himself for not having a higher technology exposure in 2020.Train’s Experian buy was part of a bid to own more substantive companies with credible and globally competitive assets in technology, data, and analytics. The FTSE 100 stock sits alongside existing holdings like the London Stock Exchange and Relx.The fund manager even admits that he should’ve owned Experian years ago and credits his colleague, Madeline Wright, with encouraging him to purchase the stock.Long-term growth prospectsDo I agree with Train’s purchase of Experian? Yes, I do. I think the long-term growth prospects for the company are great. A large proportion of Experian’s revenue comes from credit checks. The company calls it ‘data’, which is large datasets of credit history from which reports are generated.Like Train, I think Experian will benefit from its shift in focus from the data itself to selling data-enhanced software decision tools. The company is investing heavily in developing proprietary algorithms and data management tools. What this does is increase the utility of the underlying data and increase the ‘stickiness’ of Experian’s customer relationships.Train thinks this shift will occur over the next decade. I expect this decisioning segment to grow rapidly over the next few years.High-quality businessI think Experian is a high-quality business. Like Train, I like the fact that the company operates in a market with very few competitors.Experian has been profitable and pays an attractive dividend, which has been covered by earnings. This is the kind of FTSE 100 stock I would like to own in my portfolio. Experian’s business may be boring but it generates a dividend for the income hungry investors.The FTSE 100 stock is expensiveExperian shares aren’t cheap and are currently trading on a price-to-earnings ratio of 35. Some investors started to fret that he was buying an expensive growth company last year.I think the fact that Experian has a dominant position within its market and is growing through data analytics justifies the expensive valuation. For these reasons I like this FTSE 100 stock for is long-term growth potential. 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Nadia Yaqublast_img read more

The Heineken Cup team of the week

first_imgHe got pinged a few times – one occasion allowing Jimmy Gopperth to reduce Leinster’s deficit – but Toulon’s homegrown prop was directly responsible for ten points that changed the game. Clamping over a ruck to win a penalty that Matt Giteau landed just after half-time, he barged over three minutes later to give the hosts a 16-6 lead. It was a mountain for Leinster to climb from there.2. Schalk Brits (Saracens)Without Brits’ effervescent display, Saracens would have been comfortably overturned. The hooker made 91 metres, skating past defenders to defy the claustrophobic atmosphere in Belfast, and did his set-piece duties flawlessly. How he only has five Springbok caps remains a mystery.3. Logovi’i Mulipola (Leicester)Leicester’s attempt to derail European rugby’s most intimidating home record, spearheaded by their hairy tighthead, was exceptionally brave. Having made ten crunching tackles and run himself into the ground, Mulipola was exhausted as Alain Rolland blew to signal the end of Tigers’ challenge.4. Johann Muller (Ulster)Fighting the odds: Johann Muller of UlsterAt half-time, Muller told his troops that beating Saracens with 14 men would have been the biggest achievement of his career – that from a 2007 World Cup-winner with South Africa. As he always does, the lock poured his soul into the white shirt and inspired Ulster so close to an unthinkable victory.5. Paul O’Connell (Munster)This is the last version of the Heineken Cup as we know it, so it feels very fitting that a true icon of the tournament is sticking around. O’Connell’s leadership – especially in the absence of injured Peter O’Mahony – was superb. Six lineout takes (one on Toulouse’s throw) and the last of Munster’s six scores punctuated his fantastic day in Limerick.6. CJ Stander (Munster)Munster were already ahead 10-3 when O’Mahony left the pitch. That didn’t stop his replacement having a massive influence on the quarter-final with some imposing physicality – not least in the driving lineout maul. Eleven carries and ten tackles complemented a bulldozing try.7. Damien Chouly (Clermont)Clermont stretched their sensational home run to 75 consecutive victories on the back of an immensely muscular forward effort. Chouly was integral to that for the entire 80 minutes, although opposite number Julian Salvi worked extremely hard. Touted as the best last eight line-up ever, the four Heineken Cup quarter-finals did not disappoint. Here’s our team of the weekend. Captain Fantastic: Munster’s Paul O’Connell creeps over for a rare try against Toulouse 15. Rob Kearney (Leinster)When a full-back tops your tackle-count, you know your backs have been against the wall. Kearney senior was a shining light in Leinster’s defeat, epitomising their desperate scramble defence in the first half while also scaring the Heineken Cup champions with a couple of counters. He was one of the very few Dubliners to deliver on thoroughly underwhelming day.14. Simon Zebo (Munster)The organisation and power of Munster’s forwards was frighteningly effective.  However, their backline also demonstrated accuracy and desire for the less glamorous facets such as the kick-chase. While Keith Earls was a threat throughout, his wing colleague Zebo gets the nod for a wonderful pass ahead of the the hosts’ first try and a smart finish for the fifth.Mr Bombastic: Mathieu Bastareaud13. Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon)Toulon’s mammoth midfielder was turned over once following a dopey decision to carry around the fringes. Even so, he produced close to his best against Irish opposition for the second time in a row. Bastareaud started like a train and careered through challenges all afternoon, most decisively in the build-up to Drew Mitchell’s score.12. Wesley Fofana (Clermont)Fofana still provided sparkle though Clermont ousted Leicester with a performance that was more mechanical than magical. His slick try split the sides after a typically gliding break had handed Tigers a stern warning. A simply wonderful player.11. Tommy Bowe (Ulster)Bowe beat a staggering nine defenders and it was a pleasure to see him on the big stage once again. His strong, tackle-busting carries were the catalyst for a raucous Ravenhill to believe their brave side could pull off something special.On the up: Owen Williams v Damien Chouly10. Owen Williams (Leicester)Warren Gatland must bring this man to South Africa. Amid a hugely hostile atmosphere, he delivered once more to confirm his temperament will thrive in the Test arena. Nailed four from the tee – including two from halfway that had another 15 metres in them – and set up Leicester’s solitary try with a perfect cross-kick. Ian Keatley deserves a big mention for leading Munster’s attack at Thomond Park.9. Conor Murray (Munster)Exceptionally dangerous behind Munster’s bludgeoning pack, Murray directed his team’s dismantling of Toulouse with aplomb. Two snipes directly foreshadowed tries, while crisp distribution allowed the runners in red to pose serious problems.1. Xavier Chiocci (Toulon) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight 8. Steffon Armitage (Toulon)Billy Vunipola – wearing six yet playing at eight – put in an outstanding shift for Saracens. Armitage utterly terrorised Leinster, though. He probably won’t ever play for England again, but the 28 year-old was brilliant, barreling around to devastating effect and causing havoc at every turn.last_img read more

Boris Johnson’s amusing RWC 2015 draw speech

first_imgThursday Dec 6, 2012 Boris Johnson’s amusing RWC 2015 draw speech London Mayor Boris Johnson opened the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool Allocation Draw on Monday with a typically unique speech that paid tribute to the founders of the game.Johnson spoke of the drunk Victorians that had had enough of the ‘namby-pamby pussyfooting around of the spheroid fetishists of association football’, among other things.View a replay of the RWC 2015 Draw and IRB Player, Team, and Coach of the Year awards here. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Rapidata reports monthly direct debit cancellations are slowing to plateau

first_imgRapidata reports monthly direct debit cancellations are slowing to plateau Figures released today by direct debit processing agency Rapidata suggest that the number of donors cancelling monthly direct debits is slowing and stablising. However, it does not look like the cancellation rate will return to pre-recession levels this year.The figures are contained within the mid-year update to Rapidata’s Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report 2009, which was released today at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention in London.They show that monthly cancellations rates are now at their lowest level this year. Advertisement Tagged with: direct debit Individual giving recession Research / statistics Resource Alliance Howard Lake | 7 July 2009 | News  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The original report was published in March 2009 and and showed that since the start of the credit crunch in September 2007 more and more donors were cancelling their direct debits “at an alarming rate”.For example, in July 2008, 54% more people cancelled their direct debits than in the average July for the pre-recession period (calculated over six years), while in December, there were 67% more cancellations than for the average pre-recession December.In the financial year 2008/09 monthly cancellations rates exceeded five per cent in July, September, October and January. This contrasted with the average monthly cancellation rate of 3.63% for the entire survey period from April 2003 to January 2009.Now, direct debit cancellation rates for calendar year 2009 have been falling and are at their lowest levels so far this year.Also, for the last four months, cancellations have only been about a third higher than for the average corresponding month before the credit crunch/recession, compared to 50%, or more, higher for the peak months during the second half of 2008.Scott Gray, managing director of Rapidata, said: “People are still cancelling their charity direct debits in significantly higher numbers than they were doing before the onset of the recession in August 2007, but we might be beginning to see a plateauing of cancellations at around 4-4.5%.”He pointed out that while some people were suffering economic hardship, others were benefiting from lower interest rates, lower mortgage payments, and finding more disposable income in their hands.Gray referred fundraisers to the recommendations laid out for future planning in the first Rapidata Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report published in March.He added that the company will be expanding this research for the 2010 edition of the report, “looking at a different subject, probably lifetime value and reactivations”.www.rapidataservices.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Charities to raise funds by switching their corporate mobile phone contract

first_img  56 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Mark Brunwin, Managing Director of Donate Mobile, explained: “We know what the big two challenges are facing charities right now – cutting costs and raising funds. Through our company mobile phone service, charities can tackle both. We welcome the chance to show any UK charity how much we can reduce their mobile phone bill by and how much they can raise in donations at the same time.”He added that one animal charity with just 20 handsets had shared their mobile bill in confidence with Donate Mobile and they had discovered a potential annual saving of £6,000. Howard Lake | 9 September 2013 | 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. Donate Mobile is urging charities to switch their mobile phone contracts both to reduce their costs and raise funds. The charity sector mobile provider will donate 10% of a charity’s mobile spend to their charity.The provision of business mobile phones and contracts adds to Donate Mobile’s services. The company launched in February 2013, providing a way for UK charity supporters to raise funds for their charity from their monthly mobile bill at no extra cost to themselves.It estimates that a charity with 20 employees using company phones could raise a minimum of £1,440 over the length of a 24-month contract, on top of any savings. Advertisement Charities to raise funds by switching their corporate mobile phone contract AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more

Pressure Mounting on Trump, Xi to Get Agreement in Place

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Pressure Mounting on Trump, Xi to Get Agreement in Place Facebook Twitter Pressure Mounting on Trump, Xi to Get Agreement in Place By NAFB News Service – Jun 26, 2019 Facebook Twitter U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Saturday on the sidelines of the G-20 political summit in Osaka, Japan. Politico says both leaders are under mounting economic and political pressure to end their trade war. It’s a high-stakes meeting that may or may not mark a turning point in the negotiations after talks slammed to a halt back in May. Each side’s top trade official got things going with a phone call this week. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke on the phone on Monday. Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are expected to get together with their Beijing counterparts before Trump and Xi go face-to-face on this weekend.Trump’s trade war is taking a huge toll on U.S. farmers and causing major uncertainty for American businesses. Financial conditions in agriculture have gotten much worse, with that weakness starting to show up in lending data and threatening the broader rural economy. Xi faces economic growth in China that’s lagging, food prices are soaring, and his administration could take a hard knock if Trump follows through on his latest tariff threat.Mnuchin told CNBC that the U.S. and China are getting much closer to a trade deal than people realize. “We’re about 90 percent of the way there and I think there’s a definite path forward to completing this,” he said on CNBC. Mnuchin also says he’s confident that Trump and Xi will make additional progress in the stalled trade talks. “The message we want to hear is that they want to come back to the table and continue,” he says. “I think there’s a good outcome for their economy and the U.S. economy to get balanced trade and continue to build on the relationship between the two countries.”What he didn’t provide to CNBC was additional details on what the final 10 percent of the agreement entails, or what some of the more important sticking points still are. The outcome of Saturday’s meeting is very important to the global economy and financial markets, which have been shaken up by the 1.5-year trade dispute between the economic giants. A survey of investors says they don’t expect a deal this weekend, but they don’t expect any new tariffs either. SHARE Previous articleHouse Passes Ag Appropriations in Minibus Spending BillNext articleNegotiators Making Progress on USMCA NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Journalist gunned down in Mosul, third in three weeks

first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Organisation IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders condemns Al-Mosuliya TV cameraman Bashar Abdulqader Najm Al-Nouaymi’s murder yesterday in Mosul, 400 km north of Baghdad. Nouaymi was the victim of a targeted shooting by gunmen using a silencer. His body was found near his home in the Mosul neighbourhood of Nabi Shayth yesterday afternoon. He was the third journalist to be gunned down in Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, in the past three weeks.A police source said an investigation was under way to establish the exact circumstances of Nouaymi’s murder.“We offer our condolences to Nouaymi’s family and colleagues and hope the investigation will shed light on what happened,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The perpetrators and instigators must be brought to justice, so that this shocking killing does not go unpunished. The possibility of a link to the victim’s journalistic work should be closely examined.”October has been an exceptionally deadly month for media personnel in Iraq and Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned about the wave of murders of journalists in Mosul.“We urge the national and local authorities to adopt appropriate measures to ensure that journalists can work without fearing for their safety,” Reporters Without Borders added. “The government must give the local authorities the resources they need to investigate these murders thoroughly and to prevent more violence.”Al-Sharqiya TV reporter Mohamed Karim Al-Badrani and his cameraman, Mohamed Al-Ghanem, were gunned down while doing a report on the preparations for Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) in Al-Sarjakhaneh market, in the centre of Mosul, on 5 October.Nineveh governorate spokesman Saad Zaghloul, who also did journalistic work, was gunned down outside his home in the Mosul district of Al-Qadissiya on 8 October. Help by sharing this information News News to go furthercenter_img December 16, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” October 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gunned down in Mosul, third in three weeks News News IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Follow the news on Iraqlast_img read more

Plant Trees 4 Life: A Great Gift for the Ones You Love and the Planet that Needs Our Love

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe In today’s world, as political, social and climatic chaos is heightening, environmental awareness is becoming more and more pertinent.Plant Trees 4 Life’s vision is to plant trees to support the livelihood of future generations. Their goal is to offset the environmental impact of human activities that cause disastrous trends like clear cutting, forest fires and insect deforestation. Plant Trees 4 Life sends trees to various nonprofit affiliates, which offsets their expenses and allows for the education of children in schools and other instructive programs.Their goal is to plant 1 million trees in the USA in the next 10 years, with the expectation of moving international shortly after.The idea for Plant Trees 4 Life came from the devastating passing of a three-year-old child. CEO and Founder of Plant Trees 4 Life, Pamela Hart gave the gift of planting a tree in Israel for the first time in memory of this child. This moment changed everything. Hart stated, “3 weeks later my friend told me her sister received the certificate and for the 1st time since the accident a glimpse of light was in her eyes and a beginning of a smile. She was touched that something alive was placed onto the earth for her child that was taken from the earth.” Hart went on to state, “At that moment I knew that if I could touch someone who had lost their child, I could help touch so many others for wonderful celebratory reasons as well. I knew at that moment, I wanted to start a company to plant trees in the USA. So it began with the name as it came to me organically…I Planted a Tree, 4 a Life, to Honor.” And this is the essence of Plant Trees 4 Life.But how can you personally make a difference for under $20? For only $18, by planting a tree in honor, celebration, memory or gratitude, you are truly giving the greatest gift for the planet. In addition, Plant Trees 4 Life also offers live 10’ spruce sapling tree gifts. They’re $18.99 and each tree comes attractively gift wrapped in an Eco-friendly package with a personalized message card, planting instructions, and your choice of colored tissue paper and satin ribbon.Plant Trees 4 Life links individuals, corporations, and nonprofits for the betterment of our planet by bringing together the cause and the consumer. With your help, Plant Trees 4 Life will redefine the meaning of social entrepreneurship with the simple and immensely meaningful act of planting a tree.Plant Trees 4 Life is also in the beginning stages of developing a program called Soundscapes. The goal of this initiative is to blend music with environmental awareness. PT4L hopes to partner with music festivals, conscious musicians and musical organizations across the country to help offset the environmental impact of concerts, events and festivals. This will be accomplished through planting trees in honor of events via ticket sales and generating positive PR buzz through the connection of musicians and their patrons. Through Plant Trees 4 Life and their new anticipated Soundscapes program, music can truly help change the world…or even save the world. Be a part of the change, today.For more information visit our website or visit us on Facebook or visit www.planttrees4life.com. The City Green Plant Trees 4 Life: A Great Gift for the Ones You Love and the Planet that Needs Our Love Plant Trees 4 Life, a company based in Aspen, Colorado, has redefined the whole conceptual approach to gift giving this holiday season. 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Sushi Roku Takes a Different Approach

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