Thinking about opening a Stocks and Shares ISA? Read this now

first_img Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Stocks and Shares ISAs are a great way to save for the future. However, if you are thinking about opening one of these products soon, there are a couple of things you should know before you start the process.Contributions limitedStocks and shares ISAs allow you to save up to £20,000 per tax year, but you need to be careful you don’t go over this limit.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…There are also restrictions on how many of these products you can open. There are four main types of ISAs: Cash ISAs, Stocks and Shares ISAs, Innovative Finance ISAs and Lifetime ISAs. In theory, you can open one of each every year. Just make sure you don’t go over that £20,000 contribution limit. Doing so can attract tax penalties. What’s more, this is a ‘use it or lose it’ annual limit. So even if you only have a few hundred pounds to save, it is worth taking advantage of the allowance before it disappears.Watch those withdrawalsAnother thing to keep an eye on with a Stocks and Shares ISA is withdrawals.It is possible to make as many withdrawals as you want from an ISA in any given year without tax implications. However, putting money back in is a different question.Some providers offer flexible ISAs. These allow you to deposit and withdraw money as long as the total deposit amount does not exceed £20,000. Other providers don’t offer this option.So, if you deposit £100, withdraw the money and then deposit another £100, this will total £200 of deposits and eat into your allowance. Don’t lose moneyWith a Stocks and Shares ISA, you can invest your money in virtually any country around the world. This doesn’t mean you should.The best way to make the most of your ISA is to invest sensibly and avoid losing money. Because you are going to contribute £20,000 a year, it is not possible to go back and top up past years if you end up losing a lot of money.The impact this can have over the long term is significant. Let’s say you invest £20,000 via a Stocks and Shares ISA in a low-cost FTSE 100 tracker fund.Since its inception, the FTSE 100 has produced an average annual return of 9% including dividends. I’m going to use this figure as a benchmark for returns in this example.Lost incomeOver the space of a decade, the initial £20,000 investment would be worth £49,000. Using the FTSE 100 current dividend yield of 4.3%, this suggests the investment would produce a tax-free income stream of £2,107 a year.On the other hand, if you invested £20,000 today, but immediately lost 50% before investing the remainder in the FTSE 100, the final figure would be just £24,500. This would give an annual tax-free income of £1,050.That is why it is vital to avoid taking too much risk with ISA investments. The best way to grow your wealth over the long term is to buy a low-cost passive tracker fund, as explained in the example above. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 1st February, 2020 Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Thinking about opening a Stocks and Shares ISA? Read this now Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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House EKC / Ralph Germann Architectes

first_img 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895933/house-ekc-ralph-germann-architectes Clipboard Projects Switzerland ArchDaily House EKC / Ralph Germann Architectes Photographs Manufacturers: Cosentino, Vitra, Mineral paint, Pierinelli, Wb formSave this picture!© Lionel HenriodRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. This project was realized for a family of 5 (a couple with 3 children) living in the village of Orsières. The old barn (circa 1920) was originally used by peasants to store hay in the upper volume while the lower part, built out of stone, served as a stable for goats or sheep. The size of the barn was not enough to accommodate the family of five. The solution Ralph Germann proposed was to add a contemporary wooden annex to the barn connected by a gangway on two levels.Save this picture!© Lionel HenriodThe barn has been completely emptied to rebuild a reinforced concrete structure (walls and slabs) in order to meet the seismic requirements of the region. An interior thermal insulation has been made as not to alter the exterior appearance of the barn so that it could keep its “vernacular” aesthetics. The insertion of large windows into the masonry respected “the principle of origin”. The glass simply took the place where wood has originally been and supplies light and passive heat. A balcony-loggia made out of concrete and wood took the place of the old balcony which was used to sun-dry the hay. The heat production system is an air-water heat pump and hot water is produced by solar thermal panels.Save this picture!© Lionel HenriodThe choice of materials that were used for the interior are:  For the floors oiled-brushed larch, the walls and ceilings are plaster with mineral paint “white RAL 9010”, the main staircase and the furniture are made of solid larch wood, the kitchen white laminate with worktop “Dekton gray concrete”, the chimney in black crude steel and the bathrooms in black slate.Save this picture!Section A-AThe wooden furniture (tables, bench, cupboards, …) has been designed by Ralph Germann architectes in order to achieve a coherent overall design of the project.The reason that larch and spruce wood were used, apart from their aesthetic qualities, is that they are from the region (Val Ferret).Save this picture!© Lionel HenriodThe principal element, the backbone of this house, is the solid larch staircase that allows light and sound to travel from one floor to the other. The staircase is linked to a high back bench in the dining area, which at the same time serves as a guardrail. The lighting has been designed using simple larch wooden bars and dimmable LEDs to achieve indirect lighting.Save this picture!© Lionel HenriodProject gallerySee allShow lessSpace Saloon Rethinks Design-Build through a Workshop in California’s High DesertArchitecture NewsBaix Camp Association Center Reform / NAM ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Val Ferret, 1944 Orsières, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” House EKC / Ralph Germann ArchitectesSave this projectSaveHouse EKC / Ralph Germann Architectes Year: center_img Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Lionel Henriod Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Ralph Germann architectes Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRalph Germann architectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureOrsièresSwitzerlandPublished on August 21, 2018Cite: “House EKC / Ralph Germann Architectes” 21 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895933/house-ekc-ralph-germann-architectes Clipboard Residential Architecture Save this picture!© Lionel Henriod+ 15Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyResidential Architecture•Orsières, Switzerlandlast_img read more

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Building Donor Loyalty: The Fundraiser’s Guide To Increasing Lifetime Value

first_img  15 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Building Donor Loyalty: The Fundraiser’s Guide To Increasing Lifetime Value 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. Howard Lake | 19 January 2008 | Newslast_img read more

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Corn Moisture Still High

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Moisture Still High Previous articleE-15 Growth Slowed by Poor Rail ServiceNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Oct 30, 2014 Facebook Twitter Corn Moisture Still High Corn Moisture Still HighMany growers have faced a tough choice this harvest. If they leave their corn in the field to dry, they run the risk of lodging due to disease that has weakened stalks, but if they harvest while the moisture is high, they will spend a lot of money and time drying the crop.  Jeff Tacheny, with DuPont Pioneer, said corn growers have found the choice difficult to make, “All brands and hybrids have had trouble this year with stalk integrity and lodging has been a real concern.” He said there has been some decline in corn moisture in recent weeks but, for the most part, the crop will still require a lot of drying, “I had a grower call me over the weekend who was in some 109 day corn that had been planted in early May and he had moisture at 18% but, for the most part, the crops are still averaging over 20%.” Some Indiana processors are even accepting corn with moisture over 20%.Tacheny said crown rot and other late season diseases have weakened stalks this fall. He added that many Pioneer representatives are busy walking fields with growers helping them evaluate what fields need to be worked sooner rather than later. As for yields, in Central Indiana some of the new Pioneer hybrids did quite well in this cool, wet, growing season. Tacheny said special attention should be given to PO496AMX, a 105 day hybrid PO506, a 109 day hybrid PO909, and a 111 day P1197.  More yield and agronomic information is available on the agronomy page of this web site. SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Roxo awarded for its third consecutive year at Worthy Awards

first_imgKayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ City to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow “stealth dorms” Linkedin + posts Twitter printRoxo, TCU’s student-run strategic communication agency, won awards for its third consecutive year at the fourth annual Worthy Awards on November 5.Public Relations Manager Kelli Massey wrote in a November press release that the Worthy Awards is held annually by the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America to recognize advertising and public relations agencies in the greater Fort Worth area.Roxo won an Award of Achievement for its social media design for Revitalize Charging Solutions and a Worthy Award for its social media campaign for Fort Worth Bike Sharing, Massey wrote.Chapter president Michelle Clark, who is accredited in public relations and serves as the assistant vice chancellor of communications at TCU, said the Worthy Awards allow the chapter to recognize the important work of local strategic communications agencies.“It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and support one another,” Clark said. “In our line of work, we often shine the spotlight on others, so to have our own successes recognized is a professional boon.”The Worthy Awards event was held at the Fort Worth Club at 6:30 p.m., according to the chapter’s website.Roxo’s President Oscar Roel, who described himself as the social media manager and account planner of the team that worked with Revitalize Charging Solutions, attended the Worthy Awards on behalf of his team, Massey wrote.Roel said his team’s work for the clean energy start-up company, Revitalize Charging Solutions, included increasing its social media followers, conducting research and using social media platforms to ask followers what could be improved about the company.Roel said the awards brought credibility to the student-run agency.“When agencies hear ‘student-led,’ they assume we produce below-average work,” Roel said. “Roxo winning these awards showed the Fort Worth community what Roxo has to offer, and we are on track to win more awards for the years to come.”Channel planner Madison Ladd and account executive Colleen Garland also worked on Roel’s team.Meanwhile, Madison Gottlieb served as account executive for the team that won a Worthy Award for its social media campaign for Fort Worth Bike Sharing, Roel said.Roel said Gottlieb and her team increased Fort Worth Bike Sharing’s Twitter and Instagram activity by taking pictures around campus of TCU students using the rentable red bikes.He said the team’s work increased ridership, especially during the weekends. He said Gottlieb’s team conducted surveys that showed TCU students were using the bikes more for leisurely activities than for transportation.Gottlieb said her team’s social media campaign produced excellent results.“We were able to see the direct impact and progress we made by increasing Fort Worth Bike Sharing’s presence through our graphic design, marketing and social media efforts,” Gottlieb said. “This partnership was extremely rewarding.”Joining Gottlieb on the team were copyrighter and account planner Megan Wallstedt, public relations manager Elle Gargano and graphic designer Hayley Byk.Roxo has also won Worthy Awards for its Valentine’s Day Campaign for the TCU Men’s Tennis Team in 2014 and for its work for the Lone Star Film Festival in 2013, Massey wrote. Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Kayley Ryan Fort Worth recognized for growing music scene From left to right: Roxstars Whitney Machacek, Addy Kryger, Oscar Roel, Hayley Byk and Madison Gottlieb attended the Worthy Awards on November 5 at the Fort Worth Club. Roxo’s President Roel, here pictured holding an Award of Achievement, worked on the Revitalize Charging Solutions team. Gottlieb, account executive, holds a Worthy Award alongside coworker Byk in recognition of her team’s work for Fort Worth Bike Sharing. Roxstars Machacek and Kryger were not members of the award-winning teams but do serve as copywriter and social media manager, respectively, for Roxo, according to Roxo’s website. Facebookcenter_img Previous articleSuicide prevention coordinator is making a difference on campusNext articleNo tickets required to attend Fall Commencement Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Twitter 10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course ReddIt $800 million bond looks to expand JPS medical and behavioral health facilities Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/last_img read more

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Oversize load hits, causes closure of bridge near Horseshoe Arena

first_img Oversize load hits, causes closure of bridge near Horseshoe Arena Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleAnnual Magnet Fair coming upNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 23 admin By admin – January 23, 2018 UPDATE: The Cotton Flat Road overpass that goes over Interstate 20 near Midland County’s Horseshoe arena was closed Tuesday due to damage from an oversized load, a Texas Department of Transportation news release said.TxDOT workers are wrapping the beams underneath the bridge and will open the Cotton Flat overpass over I-20 in Midland this evening once that work is complete, TxDOT Spokesman Gene Powell said in a news release.This is the third bridge closure of the year, as both the Business I-20 overpass over I-20 in Stanton and the bridge carrying County Road 1150 across I-20 east of Midland have been closed due to severe damage from oversize loads. Powell said TxDOT has now seen 14 bridge hits since Nov. 1 of last year.PREVIOUS VERSION: Another oversize load has damaged another overpass.Cotton Flat Road overpass that goes over Interstate 20 near Midland County’s Horseshoe Arena is closed due to damage, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation.TxDOT personnel are evaluating damage to make a determination of the duration of the closure. Local News Twitter Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

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Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday August 20th

first_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLane and Hurson to ref All Ireland FinalsNext articleMan charged in connection with incidents at Derry bonfire News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday August 20th Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday August 20th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/20news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – August 20, 2018 last_img read more

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Colorado Mesa Routs Dixie State in RMAC Football

first_imgOctober 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Colorado Mesa Routs Dixie State in RMAC Football Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-Eystin Salum completed 18 of 30 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns and the Colorado Mesa Mavericks pounded Dixie State 45-24 Saturday at Ralph Stocker Stadium in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football action.Overall, the Mavericks amassed 558 yards of offense on the evening, while Peter Anderson (8 receptions, 126 yards, touchdown) and Pailate Makakona (12 carries, 131 yards, TD) all excelled for the Mavericks.Dixie State’s Michael Sanders (25-37, 355 yards, TD/INT) continued to put up impressive statistics, but his one interception was returned 62 yards for a score by defensive back Antonio Clark.Also excelling for the Trailblazers were tailback Sei-J Lauago (17 car, 98 yards, TD) and receiver Dejuan Dantzler (11 rec, 187 yards, TD).Dixie State returns home Saturrday November 3 for the home finale against Colorado School of Mines as they fell to 5-4 on the season, while the Mavericks improved to 5-4. Tags: Antonio Clark/Colorado Mesa football/Colorado School of Mines/Dejuan Dantzler/Dixie State Football/Eystin Salum/Michael Sanders/Pailate Makakona/Peter Anderson/Ralp Stocker Stadium/Sei-J Lauago Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Brian Moggre and ‘Erkel’ Win $50,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round 12

first_imgAs the final week of the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) continues, Brian Moggre (USA) put forth a stellar double-clear effort aboard MTM Vivre Le Reve, owned by Major Wager, LLC, to capture the $50,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 12 on Thursday, April 1, at the Palm Beach Equestrian Center (PBIEC).The twelfth week of WEF, sponsored by Wellington Agricultural Services, has CSI4* competition along with a concurrent CSI2* running through Sunday, April 4, the final day of the 2021 WEF. Friday afternoon features the $37,000 1.45m CSI2* and the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic Series Final. An exciting weekend schedule follows with the $214,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix CSI4* and WEF Circuit Champion Parade on Saturday and concludes with the $50,000 1.45m Grand Prix CSI2* on Sunday.Hunters will be featured on the grass during WEF 12 at the Derby Field at Equestrian Village. On Friday at 8:30 a.m. is the $15,000 International Hunter Derby Hunt & Go, followed by the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby Open, presented by Restylane and sections of the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby for juniors and amateurs. The $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Round 1 is on Saturday at 11 a.m. and will be followed by the top 12 returning for a handy round. All feature classes can be watched for free both live and on-demand on the livestream.In the final grand prix qualifier of the winter circuit, a total of 63 entries challenged the first-round course set by Olaf Petersen Jr. (GER) with just eight punching their ticket into the jump-off. The seventh-ranked rider in the world, Kent Farrington (USA), elected to save his horse for the weekend leaving a total of seven combinations to contend over a shortened track.First to return for the jump-off, Nayel Nassar (EGY) paved the way for the rest of pack as he and Lucifer V, a 15-year-old Westphalian gelding by Lord Dezi x Grandeur, put forth a clear effort. Nassar and the Evergate Stables, LLC-owned entry stopped the clock at 40.32 seconds.Fresh off his victory in the $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI5*, Germany’s Daniel Deusser returned fifth of seven to give it his best shot. He and Casallvano, a 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Casall x Silvana owned by Camilla Hamann and Philipp Widmayer, would post a clear effort but finish just off the leading time in 40.56 seconds.Second last to go, Moggre and the 12-year-old Westphalian gelding by Ustinov x Chello II, gave it their best shot.“In the jump-off, I did one less stride in the first line and the last line,” said Moggre. “I walked eight [strides] and eight [strides] but he’s got a huge stride. The horses carry across this footing in the International Arena very nicely; they travel the ground well, so I did one less stride, and he got up those sevens just as if he was doing the eight. It worked out for us.”The risky plan paid off as Moggre and his longtime partner “Erkel” added their own double-clear to the leaderboard with the quickest time of the day, crossing the timers in 40.04 seconds. Nassar would end the day in second overall while Deusser claimed third position on the podium.“Erkel is amazing,” exclaimed Moggre after the win. “With seven jumping off, we could put a little pressure on and see what came of it. I asked him to step up to the plate, he did, and I still feel as though I have a good horse for the grand prix on Saturday.“He’s my rock after all these years,” he continued. “All of my firsts, like my first FEI class, first grand prix, first three-star, four-star, and five-star, have been his first time also so he’s a horse that I have a really special relationship with. It’s really nice to see that we’ve still got it.”It is apparent that the relationship between the talented young rider and his veteran partner is extra special. While they have many wins under their belt at the international level, there’s a unique friendship that makes each victory that much more meaningful.“I know him like the back of my hand,” he said. “I trust him, and I know what risks I can take and which ones I should maybe avoid. I think the best part of our relationship is we really know the ins and outs of each other. You can say we know so much about a horse, but I think they really know you too as a rider. That’s a great thing for him and I. He’s incredible.”Moggre will be back in the International Arena on Saturday with his partner to wrap up their 2021 WEF in the $214,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix CSI4*.Final Results: $50,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 121. MTM VIVRE LE REVE: 2009 Westphalian gelding by Ustinov x Chello IIBRIAN MOGGRE (USA), Major Wager LLC: 0/0/40.042. LUCIFER V: 2006 Westphalian gelding by Lord Dezi x GrandeurNAYEL NASSAR (EGY), Evergate Stables LLC: 0/0/40.323. CASALLVANO: 2009 Holsteiner gelding by Casall x SilvanaDANIEL DEUSSER (GER), Camilla Hamann and Philipp Widmayer: 0/0/40.564. AGANA VAN HET GERENDAL Z: 2011 Zangersheide stallion by Aganix Du Seigneur x NaminkaLILLIE KEENAN (USA), Chansonette Farm, LLC: 0/0/41.995. VDL CARTELLO: 2007 Holsteiner stallion by Carani x LordLORCAN GALLAGHER (IRL), Heathman Farm, LLC: 0/4/39.156. UBILUC: 2012 Mecklenburg stallion by Ubiko x LucianDANIEL BLUMAN (ISR), Over The Top Stables LLC: 0/4/42.717. PRESENCE: 2008 Holsteiner stallion by Contendro II x UlibraMARIA COSTA (USA), Ravello Farms, LLC: 0/8/40.328. GAZELLE: 2006 Belgian Warmblood mare by Kashmir van Schuttershof x IndoctroKENT FARRINGTON (USA), Kent Farrington & Robin Parsky: 0/WD9. NORTHERN LIGHT: 2011 SWB mare by Plot Blue x ContenderTIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Artisan Farms, LLC: 1/79.1110.CONFU: 2007 Holsteiner gelding by Contact Me x CambridgeLAURA KRAUT (USA), St. Bride’s Farm: 1/79.21 Email* More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Tags: WEF, show jumping, Winter Equestrian Festival, Brian Moggre, MTM Vivre le Reve, center_img SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more

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Ramadan 101

first_imgDINA SAYEDAHMED To the Editor:Recently, close to 1.6 billion people began celebrating the month of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, trademarked by the sun-up to sun-down fast. In America, Muslims will fast approximately 17 hours. No, we won’t die. And no, we probably won’t lose weight either.But what is Ramadan? What is its purpose and significance, why does its date shift every year, and how can you, as a non-Muslim, be considerate of your Muslim friends who might be observing? Below are a few pointers that can hopefully give you a glimpse into Ramadan and help you understand what the big fuss is.Purposes of Ramadan: Muslims believe that the Holy Qu’ran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad during the month of Ramadan, beginning on the Night of Power. To commemorate this occasion, Muslims engage in 29-30 days of spiritual revival, which includes fasting every day from worldly pleasures (food, water, and sexual intercourse) from dawn to dusk, increased nightly prayer and charity, and intense reading and studying of the Qu’ran.Some Muslims don’t fast: Fasting is only obligatory upon Muslims who have reached puberty and are able-bodied. Muslim women who are pregnant, for example, or Muslims who are chronically ill or require regular doses of medication throughout the day are not required to fast. If your Muslim friends aren’t fasting, that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily “breaking rules.” They might just have a valid excuse.Save us a cupcake from the office party: We’re not fasting forever. We can still enjoy your treats after sunset!Ramadan shifts: Last year, Ramadan started and ended a little closer to the spring, and the year before that, closer. Because Muslims follow the lunar calendar, Ramadan shifts a few days every year. Luckily for us, that means that in a few years’ time, Ramadan will shift back to the winter months and we won’t have to fast for 17 hours.It’s not that serious: Well, it is. But there is also plenty of room for celebration. Muslims use the month of Ramadan to gather with friends and family over the breaking of the fast. Common traditions include wide assortments of food and cultural sweet, which is why most of us don’t lose weight.And last, take it easy on us: We’re coffee-deprived.last_img read more

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