Fujitsu may not hit broadband target

first_img Fujitsu may not hit broadband target Tags: NULL KCS-content THE TRUE cost of rolling out fibre broadband to 5m homes in rural areas could dwarf the figures being discussed by Fujitsu, according to industry experts.Analysts at RBS have placed the cost of providing fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) to rural areas at around £4.5bn – far above the £1.5bn to £2bn projected by Fujitsu.The Japanese hardware and IT services company says it will need to secure £500m of the £830m government funding earmarked for broadband rollout in order to hit the 5m homes target and will pump in between £1bn and £1.5bn of its own money.However, industry sources say there is no guarantee Fujitsu will be able to secure the funding, for which it will face fierce competition from rivals when it is released in sections by the government.The Japanese firm admitted the entire project will be unviable if a certain level of funding is not secured, but was unable to disclose the tipping point.Sources at rival provider BT have accused Fujitsu of “smoke and mirrors” over its insistence BT should slash its wholesale prices for using its duct and pole infrastructure as part of the deal.A Fujitsu spokesman told City A.M.: “We have seen several price estimates for the project but we have studied this in depth and think we have priced it right.”Fujitsu is currently involved in a £700m legal action with the NHS over the failed project to electronically store the health records of millions of UK patients. A spokesman said this will not impact on the broadband project. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Sharecenter_img Monday 18 April 2011 8:42 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wraplast_img read more

OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgOK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

£2,000 to invest? Here are 2 growth and income shares I think have fantastic potential

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Andy Ross £2,000 to invest? Here are 2 growth and income shares I think have fantastic potential Many of the shares income-focused investors have traditionally relied on for dividends are now cutting the payout. Shell is a prime example. Across the FTSE 350, established companies’ management has felt the need to preserve cash.In this environment, and with dividends still an important source of overall returns, I’m turning my attention to two shares that combine income and share price growth potential.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…A FTSE 250 growth and income shareMoneysupermarket (LSE: MONY) provides investors with a dividend yield of 3.7%. This was covered by earnings 1.6x, meaning the payout doesn’t seem in immediate danger of a cut. Many other companies have cut the dividends partly because of very low dividend cover, meaning that a hit to earnings severely affected their ability to pay shareholders. Not good news.Looking more at the growth potential, I see this coming from an improvement in its money division, despite having seen revenues decline. This was due to reduced demand for consumer credit. The lockdown may well have changed that, giving people more time to address their finances. Between 2018 and 2019, revenue and earnings per share both rose by 9%, while pre-tax profit rose by 10%. This shows the ability of the business to keep growing, albeit not at breakneck speed.The business is well-established, which partly explains why growth is steady rather than blistering. It’s also highly profitable, which strikes me as a combination that could power future rises in the dividend and the share price.With the shares now not far off where they started the year, I think now could be an ideal time to buy the shares. Both for the income and the share price growth potential.A star share from the FTSE 100Ashtead Group (LSE: AHT) has been a brilliant investment for many years. It’s thought of as a highly cyclical business prone to following the overall stock market’s ups and downs. No surprise then it’s had a tough start to 2020. Management has been stress-testing the group’s finances. It believes under all the scenarios played out, Ashtead will have positive cash flow. Given a business can’t survive without cash, this is reassuring.Ashtead is expecting underlying pretax profit for the year ending 30 April to be about £1.05bn, up from £947m a year earlier. The business then is in reasonable shape and highly profitable. A price/earnings to growth (PEG) ratio of 0.3 indicates the shares have a lot of potential for growth and could be undervalued. The P/E is also under 15, indicating the shares are looking cheap.The business makes most of its money in the US, so watching what happens there will be key to determining what might happen to revenues and profits.There’s no doubt this share price is a risk if coronavirus spikes again and the market crashes as a result. However, if the market continues to pick up, the shares provide a growing source of income alongside plenty of upward share price potential. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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’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. Andy Ross | Sunday, 10th May, 2020 | More on: AHT MONY center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Andy Ross owns shares in Moneysupermarket.com. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Moneysupermarket.com. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Don’t waste the stock market crash! 7 cheap UK shares I’d buy to try and make a million

first_img 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. Last week proved another test of nerve for traders of UK shares. The FTSE 100 fell 3% in the five days to Friday as fears over rising Covid-19 cases spiked again. Britain’s blue-chip index almost clattered through the critical support level of 6,000 points at one stage too. Market confidence is just about holding up, but a second share market crash remains a very real possibility.Am I worried of a fresh market crash though? Not for a second. And I say that as an owner of UK shares. I’d actually argue that individuals should use the 2020 stock market crash as a reason to buy shares. And I’d use another plunge as a fresh opportunity to invest.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…7.5% dividend yields!Those investors who choose to run for cover are missing out on a brilliant opportunity to buy great companies at bargain-basement levels. The truly successful investors are the ones who use market crashes to buy low and then watch their shares steadily rise in value as economic conditions improve. It’s a tactic that often separates those who make a million from their stocks portfolios and those that, well, don’t.With this in mind, I’d like to highlight some top-value UK shares on my watchlist right now, beginning with Babcock International Group. The profits outlook for the FTSE 100 firm remains bright as global defence spending goes from strength to strength. Yet the defence giant trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 7 times. It carries a monster 7.5% dividend yield for 2020 too.Fellow defence contractors QinetiQ and BAE Systems also merit serious attention following the market crash. They might not carry mighty dividend yields like Babcock. But, at current prices, their earnings multiples sit at a very reasonable 15 times and 11 times respectively.More top buys following the stock market crashMore stock market crashers I’ve got my eye on are FTSE 100 media giants ITV and WPP. These blue-chips face some serious near-term challenges as advertising revenues sink. I’m tipping them to bounce back strongly though once economic conditions improve. ITV is now a truly global broadcasting giant with its finger on the pulse of the digital media. Meanwhile, a comprehensive turnaround plan should allow WPP to ride the recovery when it sets in.These two blue-chips trade on forward P/E ratios of around 10 times or below at current prices. And their dividend yields sit at chubby levels between 4% and 4.7%.Many of the UK’s quoted gold-diggers also look like great value buys today. Okay, firms such as Centamin and Petropavlovsk have actually risen in value since the stock market crash, the consequence of rocketing investor demand for safe-haven gold. But I believe they still look too cheap to miss. Petropavlovsk trades on a forward P/E multiple of below 7 times. Centamin, meanwhile, trades on a higher ratio of 14 times, but sports a mighty dividend yield north of 5%. Don’t waste the stock market crash! 7 cheap UK shares I’d buy to try and make a million 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away.center_img Royston Wild | Sunday, 12th July, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. 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 free copy of this special investing report now! See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Claro House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh

first_img Year:  ArchDaily CopyHouses•Colina, Chile Claro House / Juan Carlos SabbaghSave this projectSaveClaro House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh Claro House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh Chile CopyAbout this officeJuan Carlos SabbaghOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesColinaChilePublished on August 25, 2013Cite: “Claro House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh” [Casa Claro / Juan Carlos Sabbagh] 25 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Francisca Polanco+ 19 Share “COPY” 2009 Projects Architects: Juan Carlos Sabbagh Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Structures:INGEVSA (Eduardo Valenzuela)Construction:AlcoyHeating:Nat ClimaElectricity:Concha & GanaLighting:Oriana PonziniAutomation:Home Control S.A.Landscape:Piera SartoriSoil Mechanics:GEOFUNSite Supervision:Ramon Goldsack Y AsociadosPlumbing:Jose GiarettiTotal Ground Area:2383 m2Project Year:2007Materials:Concrete, stone, woodProject Architects:Juan Carlos Sabbagh, Gonzalo CardemilCity:ColinaCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsThe project consists of a single family house located in Hacienda de Chicureo, in the district of Colina.Chicureo is very hot during summer, which is why the starting point of the project was to address the climate issue.Save this picture!© Francisca PolancoThis is why the house is designed in a single floor based on courtyards, to protect it with the shadows of the trees, and so that it is close to the soil moisture. We also use stone walls, which contribute to the protection from high sun exposure from the west with their great mass.Save this picture!© Francisca PolancoArchitecturally, the house is built from a series of slabs that form horizontal layers containing planters and the roof. These slabs are perforated or supported on exposed concrete or stone walls.Save this picture!© Francisca PolancoTwo of these stone walls break the roof slab and are taller to allow the appearance of the two main interior courtyards of the house that make up the landscape inside, bringing light, sunlight in winter, ventilation in summer, and also give form to the interior program.Save this picture!DiagramIn this way, the house is divided into two areas, the more public and service area (such as living room, dining room, kitchen) and the private area (bedrooms and family room).Save this picture!© Francisca PolancoTo the east are the bedrooms with views of the mountains and the morning sun. To the north, the main living room and dining areas are protected by a large covered terrace, and face the golf course. On both facades, an overhang protects from rain and sun.Save this picture!© Francisca PolancoTo the west, we intended to protect from the sun and to blend with the environment. Thus, the facade is more opaque, made up from a great stone wall that is interrupted intermittently in the manner of the ‘pircas’, typical of the surrounding fields.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessHigh Line Co-Founders Awarded Vincent Scully PrizeArchitecture NewsResidence Bemmel / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob RondaySelected Projects Share “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/419347/claro-house-juan-carlos-sabbagh Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/419347/claro-house-juan-carlos-sabbagh Clipboardlast_img read more

School Fundraising in England: A Directory of Social Change Report

first_imgSchool Fundraising in England: A Directory of Social Change Report AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News  14 total views,  1 views today 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

Showing Poultry at Fairs only Part of 4-H Total Learning Experience

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Showing Poultry at Fairs only Part of 4-H Total Learning Experience Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Previous articleNew Study Confirms E15 Compatibility with Existing Service Station EquipmentNext articleWhite House Releases Revised WOTUS Rule Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Facebook Twitter All quotes are delayed snapshots SHARE Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe SHARE Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Name Sym Last Change Facebook Twitter Showing Poultry at Fairs only Part of 4-H Total Learning Experience By Andy Eubank – May 27, 2015 4-H’ers can complete their poultry projects even though the threat of the H5 avian influenza virus will prevent them from taking their birds to the Indiana county and state fairs this season, a Purdue Extension 4-H youth development specialist says.Showing and competing at fairs is not a requirement for completing projects and is only one part of the total learning experience 4-H’ers have with their animals, noted Aaron Fisher, who works primarily in 4-H animal science projects.“The emphasis of the 4-H projects is on young people learning about their animals,” Fisher said. “Showing and selling certainly are valuable experiences, but the greater value of 4-H is the overall learning experience that comes with raising and caring for their animals on a daily basis.”The Indiana State Board of Animal Health decided Wednesday (May 27) to prohibit the commingling of birds from different locations, including at shows, exhibitions and public sales. The restriction applies to all county fairs and the Indiana State Fair.Indiana joined at least 10 other states from Maryland to South Dakota that have taken similar action because of the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza. BOAH said 16 states, primarily in the upper Midwest, have had diagnosed cases resulting in the deaths of more than 40 million birds. It said one “backyard” flock in Indiana was diagnosed with it in early May.BOAH said its action was taken to protect Indiana’s poultry, including backyard flocks. It said that while the influenza is deadly to domestic poultry, it does not present a threat to food safety. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control considers the virus to be of low risk to human health.BOAH said the restriction likely will stand through the end of this year.Fisher said 4-H’ers often learn how conditions such as diseases affect poultry owners and producers large and small – in this case a prohibition of poultry exhibits at Indiana fairs this year.“This, too, is a learning experience,” he said.Poultry shown at fairs primarily consists of chickens, ducks, pigeons and turkeys.Fisher said it will be up to each county to determine how 4-H’ers with poultry projects can still participate in its fair, perhaps such as by showing photos of their birds and talking to fairgoers about their projects.Source: Purdue Newslast_img read more

Farm Loan Delinquencies Increase, But Remain Historically Low

first_img Farm Loan Delinquencies Increase, But Remain Historically Low New research shows farm loan delinquencies remain historically low. Several years of persistently low net farm income, collapsing levels of working capital, and rising debt, has sparked concern regarding the overall health of the farm economy. However, Agricultural Economic Insights shows that at the end of 2018, delinquencies rates for non-real estate farm loans totaled 1.84 percent. After reaching a low of 0.7 percent in 2014, the measure has trended higher over the last five years, and current levels are at the highest levels since 2011. However, data compiled since 1987 shows the current level of 1.84 percent remains below the 32-year average of 2.26 percent, and current levels are well below the increase in delinquencies observed in 2009, which peaked at 3.15 percent.Further, the delinquencies rate on non-real estate farm loans remains lower than levels experienced during the 1990s and early 2000s. The research concludes that the increase seen over last several years came from historically low levels, attributing to the still below average rate. Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Loan Delinquencies Increase, But Remain Historically Low Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleResurvey of Planted Acres to Provide Clearer Crop EstimatesNext articleU.S. Trade Uncertainty Continues, but Hope for Japan Deal is Up NAFB News Service By NAFB News Service – Jul 9, 2019 last_img read more

Zoo provides plan to control spring break traffic around zoo

first_imgElizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Twitter Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Linkedin Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! With warmer weather and spring break for many Fort Worth schools, the Fort Worth Zoo is preparing for increased attendance with additional staff and parking lots and hiring Fort Worth Police officers.Fort Worth Zoo Communications Director Alexis Wilson said the zoo once again has an “extremely well-coordinated plan” that will get people into parking lots and the zoo “in an orderly fashion.”“Most people arrive at the front of the zoo to find short ticket lines and quick entry,” Wilson said.Fort Worth officer Mario Cabello said that there are 10 to 14 officers helping to control traffic and set up cones. The zoo is providing extra lots for parking around the zoo and across University.Fort Worth resident Jessica Lockhart went to the zoo this week because her sons were on spring break and wanted to see the giraffes and the new baby gorilla “Gus.” She said she had to wait about 10 minutes in traffic and park further away than she usually does.“Traffic was a little hectic but it was to be expected since it’s spring break,” Lockhart said. “They were definitely prepared for the crowd.”The City of Fort Worth also made an effort to prepare for the crowd releasing a statement warning people to “be prepared for long waits at intersections as you approach the zoo.”The statement also told people about the Fort Worth Transportation Authority Safari Shuttle. The shuttle stops at Bus Bay 5 A, adjacent to the Trinity Railway Express platform at the Intermodal Transportation Center on Jones Street, and the zoo’s main entrance on Colonial Parkway. Transportation Authority Communications Manager Laura Hanna said the shuttle is there to “help ease traffic during a very busy time.”“Our Safari Shuttle uses a back-door route that avoids much of the traffic congestion,” Hanna said. “Our passengers won’t need to pay for parking at the zoo – or spend time looking for a parking space.”The Safari Shuttle stops outside the zoo entrance.The shuttle cost $3.50 for adults and $1.75 for children under 18 and seniors who are 65 and older if they have their reduced ID card. It is free for children age five and younger. The first shuttle leaves the ITC at 9:30 a.m. and the last shuttle leaves the zoo at 6 p.m. They run every 30 minutes, Hanna said.The zoo also has plans to handle the increase in attendance inside the zoo. Wilson said the zoo added more food locations and restroom facilities in the zoo, as well as extra staff members stationed throughout the zoo to assist guests.Oklahoma resident Anna Hudson traveled down to Fort Worth because she said she wanted to see if “the zoo is as great as everyone says it is.” Hudson said she didn’t have any trouble parking, despite hearing from other people that it would be difficult. Although she was confused about where to park, she said that she was able to ask people to figure it out.“I maybe waited about five minutes,” Hudson said. “For this amount of people they are handling it really well.”The city warned that the traffic around the zoo could be the worst Wednesday when the zoo offers half-priced admission.[<a href=”//storify.com/CaitlinAndreen/fort-worth-zoo-spring-break-traffic” target=”_blank”>View the story “Fort Worth Zoo Spring Break” on Storify</a>] + posts Twitter Facebook Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars print ReddIt Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Linkedin Facebook ReddIt Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Previous articleFort Worth police officer shot; one suspect dead, second suspect in custodyNext articleFour fun ways to spend spring break in Cowtown Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Campbell Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Housing Minister hears Mica homeowners in Donegal feel let down

Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleChief Medical Officer’s comments impacting Donegal businesses significantlyNext articleFootball under FAI set to resume next week News Highland Housing Minister hears Mica homeowners in Donegal feel let down Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp The Housing Minister has heard how Mica affected homeowners in Donegal feel let down with the current redress scheme.Concerns have once again be relayed in the Dail over the 10% contribution cost of the scheme that homeowners are being asked to pay which for some is running into hundreds of thousands of euro.Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn, speaking in the Dail also called for intervention from banks to help meet these costs.Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien, while admitting that there are issues with the scheme gave no commitment that there would be any alterations to the scheme:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/padmica1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ By News Highland – May 6, 2021 Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme read more