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Shell profit surges as oil price rises

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As the stock market crash continues, I’d buy these 3 FTSE 100 stocks today

first_imgFall from 52-week high (%) 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. 1,050 Fall since 21 February (%) These really are substantial falls. Even the highly ‘defensive’ Diageo has lost almost a quarter of its value in little more than three weeks. This tells me there’s a lot of fear in the market, and that smart, long-term investors should be getting greedy.Déjà vuIn the last 10 days, Shell’s share price has fallen to levels not seen since the last oil price crash in the middle of the last decade and then fallen further (for a couple of months, in the winter of 2015/16, the shares were available at sub-1,500p).Investors who bought at that time locked in annual dividend yields of over 10%. Buyers of £10,000 of Shell stock have since received total dividends of up to £5,000 — and counting.At today’s price of 1,050p, the $1.88 annual dividend (152p at current exchange rates) gives a yield of 14.5%. I’ve got no special insight into the future, but what I do know is that oil price crashes and stock market crashes have never yet lasted forever.World-class brandsDiageo’s told us its sales and profits for its financial year to 30 June will suffer from the impact of Covid-19. However, with China seemingly already over the peak of the outbreak, I find it hard to see the company being affected much beyond calendar 2020.More importantly, in the longer term, I’m confident Diageo’s world-class portfolio of drinks brands — the likes of Johnnie Walker whisky, Gordon’s gin and Guinness stout — will be enjoyed by increasing numbers of people around the world.I’m also confident the company will exceed last year’s earnings of 130.8p per share and 68.57p dividend, in due course. As such, I believe the shares, currently priced at 17.8 times those earnings, with a 2.9% yield on the dividend, offer excellent long-term value.Increasing demandFinally, global medical technology group Smith & Nephew reported strong annual results just before the current stock market crash. It also said it expects revenue growth, and maintained or improved profit margins, in 2020. However, it cautioned that this outlook assumes the “situation regarding [the] Covid-19 outbreak normalises early in Q2.”This looks optimistic. With healthcare services around the world under pressure, I’d imagine there’ll be some delays to non-urgent operations. And as such, temporarily reduced demand for a number of Smith & Nephews products, like knee and hip implants.Again though, looking beyond this year, I believe there’ll be increasing demand for such products in the coming decades. I reckon this is another FTSE 100 stock currently offering great value, with its shares trading at 14.2 times last year’s earnings of $102.2 cents (83p), and a 2.9% yield on the dividend of 37.5 cents (30.5p). G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. SN 2,330 -40.7 1,180 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” G A Chester | Monday, 16th March, 2020 | More on: DGE RDSB SN RDSB Enter Your Email Address DGEcenter_img Recent share price (p) -38.7 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. 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. -44.3 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! -35.7 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The stock market crash continues. The UK’s FTSE 100 has taken another thumping on Monday. However, where there’s fear, opportunities abound for share buyers with long-term investing horizons.I see terrific value on offer, if you can look beyond the near-term turmoil that will inevitably crush many companies’ earnings this year. Running my eye over top FTSE 100 stocks today, I’d happily buy oil behemoth Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB), drinks giant Diageo (LSE: DGE) and healthcare group Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN).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…Big discountsI’ll start by emphasising the sheer size of the discounts these three companies’ shares are now available at, as a result of this stock market crash. As the stock market crash continues, I’d buy these 3 FTSE 100 stocks today See all posts by G A Chester -24.8 -60.0last_img read more

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Video: Connecticut Bishop Ian T. Douglas reflects on Way of…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Bath, NC March 26, 2013 at 9:14 pm Dear Bishop Ian –Thank you for your inspiring words.As someone “steeped in the ways of politics” for much of my life, I fear that those arrayed against us on gun control are not interested in compromise, but rather nullification of the overwhelming popular will that seeks rational regulation of the tools of killing. But in my new calling I remain of good hope that rationality and morality will prevail…even in the corridors of politics.On Friday, the people of Christ the Lord in Pinole, California – in the congressional district of Mike Thompson, chair of the congressional task force on gun violence – will mark the Stations of the Cross in a public march through the city on behalf of gun control. Trusting that others will do the same throughout the nation, I pray that people of faith will deliver a message loud and clear to the NRA and to the gun manufacturers who support it: Enough! No More! Gun Violence, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 26, 2013 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Video: Connecticut Bishop Ian T. Douglas reflects on Way of the Cross Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rev. Vicki Gray says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Video Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL [Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] Connecticut Bishop Ian T. Douglas reflects on the March 25 Way of the Cross procession and future advocacy against violence. Douglas was one of the organizers of the Stations of the Cross action in Washington, D.C. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments (1) DC Stations, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

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New association for educational fundraisers

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 Researching massive growth in giving. Fundraisers in educational institutions now have their own special interest group. Fundraisers in educational institutions now have their own special interest group. The Institute of Development Professionals in Education has been set up to help regulate and develop professional standards within educational fundraising. Contact: 0161 434 1847.Read UK Fundraising’s list of other national and international professional fundraising associations. Advertisement  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New association for educational fundraisers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 April 1999 | News read more

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Sport Relief raises £10m

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sport Relief raises £10m Howard Lake | 13 July 2002 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Read Sport Relief raises £10m at 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Sport Relief raised £10,072,068 last night for disadvantaged children in the UK and across the world. The final total could be double that figure.There are no figures for the amount raised online. Indeed, the Sport Relief Web site still doesn’t mention anything about the total raised. Advertisementlast_img read more

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New Fundraising Manager at Epilepsy Action

first_img  33 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dianne Flatt has joined Epilepsy Action as Fundraising Manager. She joins from the Rainbow Trust children’s charity where she was head of fundraising development.At Epilepsy Action she will lead on developing new opportunities to raise money to help people living with the condition, as well as strengthening the fundraising base of the organisation.Born in Leeds, Flatt is returning to the city after 11 years working for a number of national charities including, SANE, Family Service Units and Kids New Fundraising Manager at Epilepsy Action AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 2 June 2008 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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THINK Digital opens nonprofit digital benchmark survey

first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics THINK Digital opens nonprofit digital benchmark survey THINK Digital Solutions are inviting UK charities and not-for-profit organisations to take part in its Digital Benchmark Survey. The annual survey is designed to help organisations assess how their use of digital tools compares to that of others.The 23-question survey covers a range of digital activity from website conversion rates to analytics. Information contributed remains confidential, say THINK. Only findings from aggregated data will be published.The survey’s questions will help answer questions such as:[list type=”check”]what’s the average amount of emails a charity sends?what’s the average donation page conversion?how many website visits should a charity be getting?[/list] All organisations which take part will receive a copy of the results from THINK Digital Solutions. UK Fundraising will also share some of the findings.THINK has been running the survey for its digital forum members for several years. This is the first time they have extended it to the wider charity sector.You can complete the Nonprofit Digital Survey now.It closes on 6 June 2014.center_img  25 total views,  2 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Photo: Howard Lake | 14 May 2014 | Newslast_img read more

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Remembering Chairman Fred Hampton

first_imgThe following is a transcription of a talk given by Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs at the 2015 Streetz Party. The event is an annual celebration of the Aug. 30 birthday of his father, Chairman Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party, who was assassinated by the Chicago police on Dec. 4, 1969.Fred HamptonThe Streetz Party kicks off every year with a memorial in front of what they call “our Ground Zero, where the pigs took out our twin towers, Chairman Fred Hampton and Defense Captain Mark Clark,” at 2337 W. Chairman Fred Way (aka Monroe Street). Those gathered march to The Wall, a giant mural of Chairman Fred Sr. at Madison and California on Chicago’s West Side, painted by the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective from the Bronx, N.Y.This year, Pam Africa, Minister of Confrontation for the MOVE organization, spoke about the cop assaults on MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia in 1978 and the police bombing of their home and the surrounding neighborhood in 1985. Comrade Mother Akua Njeri, Black Panther Party former member and mother of Chairman Fred Jr., gave a talk about her experiences surviving the early morning cop assault of Dec. 4, 1969. Also in attendance was Kanahus Manuel, a representative of the Secwepemc Nation from Canada.Fred Hampton Jr.Those who missed the event yesterday, I’m still charged up off it. Like Chairman Fred used to say, I’m too proletarian revolutionary intoxicated to be astronomically intimidated. In plain language, I’m too high off the people to be shook up. It’s a strategic reason why the state don’t want you to know about these type of dynamics, these forces that fought our interests. There’s a strategic reason why they give us these watered-down, sanitized individuals and say, well, you did gain these types of concessions because of this person. They don’t want you. You can’t make those connections off of people that look like us and talk like us and come from like conditions and resistance that’s happening. …It’s the system that gives us the impression that we got to go get a certain amount of degrees, through a certain amount of process before we’re able to fight, and then get approved on them on how to fight. We can’t get caught up on no conventional type of tactics and means. Let me be clear that this is the system where chattel slavery was legal. So we can’t get caught up in that whole dynamic where we frame it in terms of what’s legal. We must be out with the politic that is able to put it in the context of who we talking about. …Sun Tzu said, the cardinal principle of warfare is to know thyself and to know thy enemy. If you come in with some abstract, elementary (it’s no disrespect to anybody) ideology, if you come to some abstract, simple dynamics that think it’s as simple and plain as Black and white — abstract nationalism — you missed the Negropeans like William O’Neil that done came in here, you bringing a knife to a gunfight.At this stage in the game, we got to be on with a politic that expose and deal with not only Uncle Sam, but Sambo. The gringo and the negro. The stakes are too high. It’s not as simple as Black and white. We’re gonna start working in to the people and draw the line of demarcation in the community we work in. And we look at the world, how the state functions. A lot of people look at certain dynamics: this is where I live at, and this person’s on this side of town, or this person’s this type of astrological sign or whatever. These kind of dynamics are cool in certain arenas.But the bottom line, a personal contradiction. When you get through something so powerful, it penetrates something; crack, racism, penitentiaries — all that type of dynamics. It transcends all these other different barriers. Those are the real deal contradictions.A lot of cats, they trip on us. Why we so intense? We got this radio show we do weekly, and I’m so intense about what type of music you gonna play on there before you go on. Don’t bring no abstract “conscious” artists on there that ain’t down. Don’t disrespect. The stakes are too high. We got cats who doing rap like this cat Dom P., my little nephew who locked up. But the stakes are too high for this kind of abstract, feel-good type of thing. …[Introducing Pam Africa] Policeman beat her down, and they told her just let go of the tie. The harder they beat her, the harder she trick on they tie, real talk. This is ghetto folk, not folklore, but real-deal stories. This ain’t no abstract speakers that’s coming out here that’s talking to you. Just wanted to get that off my chest. Please seize the time. Please seize the time y’all. Don’t tell me about no ‘back in the days, I’d a been involved in the struggle …’ This day and age, with all the information you can type on your phone or whatever. Use context clues, all the news that’s not put on the TV all the time. There’s forces struggling right here and now, today. Seize the time.— Transcribed by WW Chicago bureauFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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North Carolina comes together to ‘Smash the Police State’

first_imgRaleigh, N.C.Hundreds gathered here in Nash Square, where demonstrations have been held daily since May 30, for a July 29 demonstration — “Smash the Police State: Portland, Gastonia, Roxboro” — highlighting the anti-racist struggle in those three cities. ‘Stop the war on Black America,’ Raleigh, July 29. (WW Photo: calvin deutschbein)Protesters in Portland, Ore., are struggling to repel federal forces attacking the Black Lives Matter movement. In Gastonia, N.C., unidentified, camouflaged agents dragged Black demonstrators into unmarked cars on July 24 during a protest after a white racist drew a firearm on a Black woman wearing a #BlackLivesMatter button in a local ice cream parlor. In Roxboro, N.C., police pulled over and immediately shot to death a Black man on July 24, then later teargassed mourners who came to honor him.Speakers from community and socialist organizations addressed the attacks, each linking the federal invasion of Portland to the ongoing violence of U.S. forces against communities, especially Black communities, in North Carolina and around the world. The rally, anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist, lifted broad demands for revolutionary social change. Voices of protestCameron of the Working-class Homeless Organizing Alliance pointed out: “A Black man [Marcus Smith] was lynched [in 2019 in North Carolina]. The pigs who did the lynching still walk the beat with a badge and a gun, and the chief pig himself got to retire with dignity in a pension paid for by the community. How can we peacefully protest an occupying force that takes any expression of defiance as an act of aggression?”Lydia McCaskill, the Black woman threatened in Gastonia, said defiantly, “I have 400 death threats right now; I have security right now, all because I say I was discriminated against. … They hate me, and I love it. Why?  Because it means I’m doing something right.”Dedan, a member of Black Workers for Justice, representing the Greenville-based revolutionary Black formation “Mapinduzi,” said, “We have to understand as Black, Brown and other colonized people, we have a relationship with domestic colonialism, and it has always been that way. We know that talking about smashing the police state goes far beyond these lapdogs who are riding around in our community. We gotta talk about the police of the world as well. We gotta talk about the military that spends an obscene amount to perpetuate war all over the world, while people right here in the home country ain’t even got decent health care. No matter who you put in that seat, Democrat or Republican, you gotta understand their interest is always in the imperialist agenda.”Dedan continued, “The only way this country is able to maintain its power is that people, places and resources have to be continually exploited. From South America, from Africa, AFRICOM [U.S. Africa Command] can steal resources. …  If we want to make sure our children have a better world, free from occupation or policing and all types of environmental injustices, then we have to uproot capitalism.” The Wake County Black Student Coalition was represented by Sanga: “Police can’t be reformed. The federal agents and the police actions in Portland, North Carolina and all around this nation are a violation of our constitutional rights. We need to abolish [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], get the feds out of Portland, defund, demilitarize and abolish the police. I don’t know about y’all, but I remember the words of Malcolm X — cuz I’m feeling like X these days: “By any means necessary.”  James, with the Democratic Socialists [DSA]-Durham branch, said, “As abolitionists, we believe in the fight to abolish the police. The fight to abolish capitalism is not just a fight to change how we manage public safety or manage the means of production, it is a fight to restore our humanity. It is a fight to reclaim the principle that every human being, regardless of their citizenship, regardless of their race, regardless of their gender, regardless of their class deserves to live a life of human dignity — free from hunger, free from homelessness and free from state violence. From Portland to Bolivia, from Gastonia to the Philippines, from Roxboro to Palestine, we are not free until everyone is free.”A statement was also read from the Party for Socialism and Liberation-Central North Carolina branch, emphasizing links between U.S. police violence, imperialist militarism and capitalist oppression of the working class.Marching on Homeland SecurityAfter the speeches, Victoria and Micah, organizers with Smash Racism Raleigh, called for a march to the nearby Terry Sanford Federal Building, homebase for Department of Homeland Security forces and U.S. marshals from the Department of Justice. It is also an environmental threat to nearby historically Black neighborhoods where it has spewed untreated sewage for decades.The militant march went through gentrified downtown and nearby housing developments, which had displaced many of the marchers or their friends and families. The march continually raised the names of some of those murdered in North Carolina by cops, including Keith Collins, Akiel Denkins, Kyron Hinton, Soheil Mojarrad, Marcus Smith and David Brooks Jr., who was killed only days earlier by the Roxboro Police Department. Chanting along with drums, marchers shouted “Black Lives Matter,” “Fire, Fire Gentrifier” and anti-police slogans. Signs read, “Stop Killing Us,” “Abolish the Pol[ice]” and “Stop the War on Black America.” Above the crowd flew Pan-African flags and U.S. flags turned upside down, a traditional signal of distress. The demonstration moved through Raleigh, leaving street art with the names of the those killed by police and marking known lynching sites around the city, before coming up against a police line. Protesters formed up to hold a major intersection and shout down the cops. The police line, weakened as individual officers faltered, until the state — as always — turned to force, brought out riot control weapons and made a false arrest. The single arrest was met with jail support from Smash Racism Raleigh, the Working-class Homeless Organizing Alliance and the National Lawyers Guild.The rally and march were safe, powerful and one of the largest and most militant actions of the recent uprising here. Raleigh and North Carolina show no signs of backing down, and this powerful display of many organizations and people will be a force to be reckoned with going forward. Black Lives Matter!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Hot bats and strong pitching propel Frogs to a 12-1 win

first_imgBranson Nelson TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Branson Nelson ReddIt Facebook Linkedin + posts Previous articleFort Worth Chamber of Commerce comes out against “bathroom bill”Next articleHorned Frogs edged out by K-State in ‘Play4Kay’ game, 68-65 Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Branson Nelson A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Teammate congratulate Nolan Brown, who had a career high four RBIs on Saturday (Photo by Michael Clements) Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. print5,507 fans at Lupton Stadium witnessed TCU ride a strong six innings from Brian Howard and a career high four RBI day from Nolan Brown to an 11 run victory against Penn State Saturday.Howard struggled in the first inning, as Penn State scored their only run of the day on a double from catcher Willie Burger that fell just out of the reach of a diving Brown in center field. Howard went on to retire the next fifteen batters on his way to a one run, three hit outing.“Even though I’m a senior, I’m not immune to the first game of the year butterflies,” Howard said.Howard gave a lot of credit to freshman catcher, Zach Humphreys. “The first start of his college career, and he was outstanding. He handled it like a veteran,” Howard said.Offensively, the Horned Frogs tallied 13 hits after just two on Friday. After getting eight free passes on Friday, five of whom went on to score, Penn State pitchers walked five on Saturday and hit two more, resulting in four runs. TCU has capitalized on the Nittany Lions’ struggles with command through the first two games of the series.TCU went quietly in the first before scoring runs in each of the next four innings. The Frogs scored three runs in the second, powered by a two RBI single from Brown followed by an RBI single by Austen Wade. Junior starting pitcher Taylor Lehman was only able to record four outs before being replaced by Nick Distasio in the middle of the second inning.The lead was extended on two sacrifice flies from Josh Watson and Humphreys, who recorded his first career RBI, putting the Horned Frogs ahead by four through three innings.10 men hit in the bottom of the fourth, as TCU blew the game open in a six run inning highlighted by two run singles from Brown and senior shortstop Mason Hesse. Brown is now 4-7 with five RBIs to begin the season, coming off a year in which he saw very limited playing time due to injury.“I prepared myself as best as I could, especially coming off an injury,” Brown said. “It kind of gives you more of an appreciation for the game.”The final run of the day was scored as Elliott Barzilli led off the fifth inning with a home run to straight away center field. The home run was Barzilli’s second hit of the day, giving him 43 multi-hit games in his career.Penn State sent seven pitchers to the mound, one more than the six they used on Friday.Highly touted freshman Charles King out of local Coppell High school made his much anticipated debut in the seventh inning, getting a double play and a strikeout to work around a lead off base hit. King then stranded two and struck out another to close out his first outing in the eighth.The Frogs’ head coach Jim Schlossnagle was complimentary of King’s debut. “Perfect scenario for us to get him in the game,” said Schlossnagle. “You saw the reasons why we are so excited about him. We anticipate bigger and bigger roles for him.”Redshirt freshman Austin Boyles followed King’s debut with one of his own, pitching a perfect ninth inning and recording his first career strikeout, closing out the dominating win for the No. 1 Frogs.Another exciting debut awaits on Sunday as Nick Lodolo, who turned down a professional contract worth 1.75 million dollars to pitch in Fort Worth, will make his first appearance in purple.Lodolo’s teammates are just as enthusiastic as fans are about his first start. Howard said “We got a kid, Nick Lodolo, throwing the ball tomorrow, so we are really excited to watch him do his thing.”First pitch for the final game against the Nittany Lions has been moved up to 11 a.m. due to the thunderstorms expected Sunday afternoon.center_img World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Branson Nelson Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title TAGSgame wonHF in title Facebook Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament ReddIt Branson Nelson Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Twitter Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

Read More Hot bats and strong pitching propel Frogs to a 12-1 win