Why I’d buy dividend shares in 2021 for growth and passive income

first_img Buying dividend shares has been a popular means of generating a passive income for many years. They provide a relatively high yield, as well as dividend growth potential.However, their appeal could increase significantly over the next few years. A lack of income opportunities elsewhere may mean demand for dividend stocks rises rapidly. This may push their prices higher, and provide investors with capital growth.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…As such, now could be the right time to build a diverse portfolio of income shares. Their total return prospects over the long run seem to be very attractive.The passive income appeal of dividend sharesFrom a passive income perspective, dividend shares could be more attractive than ever. Despite the recent stock market rally, it’s possible to buy a wide range of dividend stocks that can provide a high, and growing, passive income over the long run.While this situation may be no different than in the past, what has changed over recent years is the difficulty in generating an income from other mainstream assets. Low interest rates mean cash savings accounts offer sub-inflation returns in some cases. Meanwhile, rising bond prices prompted by lower interest rates mean that yields on many investment grade bonds have been squeezed.As such, from an income perspective, dividend shares offer a significantly higher return than other income-producing assets. This may mean many investors have little option but to use dividend stocks to provide them with a worthwhile passive income in 2021 and, potentially, in the coming years.Capital growth opportunities from dividend stocksA rise in demand for dividend stocks could push their prices higher. As ever, the performance of any stock is based on supply and demand among investors. Should there be a consistent period of buying among today’s high-yielding shares, they could deliver attractive capital returns.The result of this may be a potent mix of a high passive income and market-beating capital appreciation. As such, dividend shares could have a broader appeal than they have done in the past, with investors focused on capital returns potentially purchasing them.Their appeal is further enhanced because of the high valuations present among many growth stocks after the recent market rally. By comparison, dividend stocks may offer wide margins of safety that translate into high returns.Managing risk within an income portfolioDespite their return potential, dividend shares aren’t without their risks. As with any company, they could experience further disruption from coronavirus. Meanwhile, an uncertain economic environment may create tough operating conditions for many businesses that ultimately lead to lower levels of sales growth and profitability.Therefore, it remains important to diversify among income shares in 2021. Doing so could reduce overall risks, and allow for a broader range of opportunities to deliver impressive total returns in the long run. Peter Stephens | Friday, 26th February, 2021 Why I’d buy dividend shares in 2021 for growth and passive income FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Charges dropped against Ugandan anti-corruption campaigner

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Africa, Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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In February, he and other anti-corruption campaigners, were arrested and held in jail briefly before being released on bail and ordered to return to answer the charges.The police who arrested Niringiye claimed the pamphlets contained “false and subversive language.” The documents in fact highlighted the millions of shillings lost from the country’s coffers because of corrupt officials.“I reported to the Police Station both on 11 and 18 March after my time away in U.K. and U.S.,” Niringiye wrote to his supporters. “When I reported on the 11 March, I was told to report again on 18 March because ‘the file was still with the Director of Public Prosecutions’.“When I reported on 18 March, I was told that there was really no case against me and therefore did not have to report anymore to the Police. The Criminal Investigations Officer however said that if they needed me for any reason, he needed to be able to be in touch with my Lawyers, and so took their contacts!”Niringiye is one of a growing number of people in Uganda joining the Black Monday Movement whose members wear black on Mondays as a visible sign of their opposition to high-level corruption.Despite a relatively thriving economy, the 2005 World Bank survey revealed that Uganda loses about US$200 million a year through corruption. The Global Integrity Report of 2006 put the figure at about twice as much.In the light of the corruption allegations in recent years, the World Bank Group last year began reviewing its development assistance to Uganda while also strengthening its own measures to ensure that its funds are used for their intended purposes.Niringiye once proclaimed: “Corruption in Uganda is a leadership problem. It requires political solutions. The president should not fear to disappoint some of his friends by throwing them out when they are embellished with corruption.” Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By ACNS staffPosted Mar 23, 2013 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Tags Charges dropped against Ugandan anti-corruption campaigner Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Anglican Communion New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

IP 01 House / Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura

first_imgSave this picture!© Fran Parente+ 52Curated by Matheus Pereira Share “COPY” Photographs:  Fran Parente Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio Gabriel Garbin ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuarujáBrazilPublished on September 17, 2019Cite: “IP 01 House / Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura” [Casa IP 01 / Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura] 17 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?IP 01住宅,将海滩氛围引入私宅 / Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura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 Projects Year:  IP 01 House / Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura “COPY” Area:  635 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Guarujá, Brazil Photographscenter_img Houses Brazil 2019 IP 01 House / Studio Gabriel Garbin ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveIP 01 House / Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924752/ip-01-house-studio-gabriel-garbin-arquitetura Clipboard Manufacturers: Caesarstone, Saint-Gobain, Brilia Led, Deca, Pallimanan, Papaiz Assa Abloy, Protecnica, Ulimax, UniflexConstruction:MPH EngenhariaLandscaping:MC JardinsLighting:LightworksDesign De Interiores:Studio Gabriel Garbin ArquiteturaLand Area:1.195 m2Arquiteto Responsável:Gabriel GarbinCity:GuarujáCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fran ParenteRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The residence is located on the south coast of the State of São Paulo on a plot close to the sand strip of the beach. The house is implanted in the Atlantic Forest to obtain the combination of the ocean view and the native vegetation view. Composed of two distinct blocks of stone and concrete coupled to the main volume delimiting functions, the project prioritized the integration of social spaces and the privacy of intimate rest.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteSave this picture!Sectorized PlansSave this picture!© Fran ParenteThe first volume marks the garage, lavabo and social entrance and is positioned as an appendage perpendicular to the main street. The second consists of the service residence, living room, pool and social kitchen, which has a direct connection with the functional kitchen.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fran ParenteAs it happens in Italian residences these environments play a fundamental role in the daily routine and provide a very natural way of integrating the family in the meals. For the dormitories, the relation of the inside and outside was also established so that the insertion in the native Mata brought the beach atmosphere to the intimate universe.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteProject gallerySee allShow less30 Workspaces for the World’s Biggest Tech CompaniesArticlesARTJAIL Offices / StudioACSelected Projects Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924752/ip-01-house-studio-gabriel-garbin-arquitetura Clipboard Architects: Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Federal judge lifts home-confinement order for Jim Taricani

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporter Jim Taricani of WJAR-TV, an NBC affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, will be released from home confinement on 9 April, two months before completing a six-month sentence imposed by a federal judge on 9 December for contempt for court, because he refused to name a source. The same judge issued the release order yesterday.Taricani refused to reveal the identity of the person who gave him a videotape made in the course of an FBI undercover investigation. Screened on WJAR-TV 1 February 2001, the tape showed a senior Providence city hall official accepting a bribe from an FBI informant. Several local officials subsequently received prison sentences for corruption.Joseph A. Bevilacqua Jr, the lawyer of one of the defendants in the corruption trials, later identified himself as the person who gave Taricani the video. He did this after Taricani was found guilty of contempt of court, but before he was sentenced. Under the terms of the home confinement sentence, Taricani was banned from working, giving interviews and using the Internet._____________________________________________________________091204 Reporter sentenced to 6 months of home confinement for refusing to reveal his source Reporters Without Borders strongly protests against Jim Taricani’s 6-month home confinement sentence for “criminal contempt.” The journalist had refused to reveal to the court the source of an undercover FBI videotape. A federal judge ordered Taricani to begin serving the sentence immediately. “This decision jeopardizes the right of Americans to be informed. Even if Jim Taricani will serve his sentence at home and not in prison, he is nonetheless punished for carrying out his work as a journalist, for informing us. We are all the more concerned because some 10 journalists are now being prosecuted for protecting their sources, Reporters Without Borders worriedly confided. “The role of the press in providing checks and balances is under fire this time, and the US courts must understand that, if the confidentiality of journalists’ sources is not guaranteed, no one will go to them with sensitive information. Journalists are media professionals, not federal investigators. Source confidentiality is “an inviolable principle.” Reporters Without Borders urges Congress to lend its support as soon as possible to a bill presented on November 9 by Sen. Christopher J. Dodd that would ban the federal courts, Congress and the executive branch from forcing journalists to reveal their sources.”Sentenced even though his source identified itselfOn December 9, 2004, in Providence, Rhode Island, Federal Judge Ernesto C. Torres sentenced Jim Taricani, of WJAR-TV 10 (an NBC affiliate), to six months of home confinement. The journalist had been found guilty of contempt of court on November 18, but the verdict had been under deliberation since then. Jim Taricani was facing a maximum jail term of six months because of his state of health. Taricani, who at 55, has already suffered one heart attack, received a heart transplant in 1996. U.S. District Judge Ernest Torres ordered Taricani to begin his sentence immediately and said he would impose strict conditions on the home confinement to make the sentence as similar to serving prison time as possible.The U.S. federal court reproached the journalist for having refused to reveal to a special chamber the identity of the person who provided him with a videotape made in the course of a secret FBI investigation. The latter allegedly revealed corruption among members of the Providence (Rhode Island) municipal council.Jim Taricani was sentenced even though his source-Joseph A. Bevilacqua Jr., a lawyer of one of the individuals accused of taking bribes-had revealed his identity to the special prosecutor in charge of the case on November 24, 2004.Aired on February 1, 2001, the videotape showed a former Providence high-ranking city official accepting a bribe from an FBI informant. Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, Jr., had subsequently been sentenced to a five-year prison term for accepting bribes, along with other members of the municipal council.Initially, on March 16, 2004, Jim Taricani had been sentenced to pay a fine of $1,000 per diem for as long as he persisted in refusing to reveal his sources. The penalty had been upheld in appeal on August 12. On November 4, ruling that this punishment was ineffective, Judge Torres set it aside and gave the journalist 14 days to reveal his source, or risk having his “misdemeanor” offense requalified as a “crime.” If such were the case, at the penalty phase, the journalist could face a jail term of up to six months. As Jim Taricani had persisted in his refusal, he was found guilty on November 18, of the crime of contempt of court. Follow the news on United States Bill before CongressSen. Dodd’s bill would prohibit the federal courts, Congress and the executive branch from forcing journalists to reveal their sources, regardless of whether they had promised to keep them confidential. The ban would include journalists’ notes, negatives and files. According to the bill, journalists would only be forced to reveal a source if such information would be decisive in a legal case, could not be obtained elsewhere, and would be of absolutely vital public interest. Dodd presented the bill at the end of the congressional session, but promised to resubmit it at the start of the next session in January 2005._________________________________________________________For further information, please visit: http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=47, category “US courts threaten right to keep sources secret » Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas center_img April 7, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Federal judge lifts home-confinement order for Jim Taricani News RSF_en News Receive email alerts to go further News United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Significant pending trialsOn December 8, 2004, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard the lawyer of Matthew Cooper, of Time magazine, and Judith Miller, of the New York Times, also tried for “contempt of court.” Cooper and Miller refuse to disclose their sources to a grand jury set up to investigate the leaks that led to the identity of a CIA agent, Valerie Plame, being revealed in the press.During the trial, their lawyer (invoking jurisprudence and the First Amendment of the Constitution), asked that the court recognize the journalists’ absolute privilege to refuse to reveal their sources. The prosecution, however, based its findings on a ruling in 1972 by the Supreme Court (Branzburg v. Hayes), asked that the journalists be permitted to benefit only from a qualified privilege,” which did not exonerate them from revealing their sources when their testimony may turn out to be essential in criminal cases. At the end of the trial, the court deferred its decision. Both journalists are facing a prison sentence of up to 18 months.The White House was suspected of leaking Plame’s name to punish her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, for publicly contradicting claims made by President Bush to justify invading Iraq.Five journalists who had covered the case of Wen Ho Lee-a scientist initially accused of spying and later cleared-were sentenced by a Washington federal judge on August 18 to pay fines of $500 a day until they agree to reveal their sources. In a case which Lee had brought against the Justice and Energy departments, the judge ruled that he had a right to know which official leaked the information that led to the news reports mentioning that he was suspected of spying.Journalist Vanessa Leggett was jailed for nearly six months in July 2001 for contempt of court after refusing to reveal to a Texas court the content of an interview with the prime suspect in a crime.last_img read more

Letterkenny Gardai investigate two burglaries

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Gardaí in Letterkenny are investigating two break-ins over the past six days, one of them at a Business Premises in Cloughfin, Castlefin, the other in Ballymacool, Letterkenny.Sgt Eunan Walshe is appealing for information on both, starting with the Castlefinn incident, which happened between 11am and 2pm yesterday………….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/eunanburgs1pm.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Letterkenny Gardai investigate two burglaries Google+ By News Highland – August 4, 2020 Google+center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Previous article“John Hume never lost hope” – TaoiseachNext articleMinister must address Asylum Seekers’ concerns – Pringle News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Update: Council begin assessing flood damage in Donegal

first_img Twitter Facebook By News Highland – August 23, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Donegal County Council have begun assessing the extensive damage caused by last nights flooding.A number of roads and bridges have been washed away on the Inishowen Peninsula.One of the worst affected routes is the Muff to Greencastle Road, which usually sees large volumes of traffic.Gardaí are advising people not to make unnecessary journeys but say if you are venturing onto back roads, slow down and expect delays.The majority of the water has now subsided however Senior Roads Engineer with Donegal County Council Brendan O’ Donnell says there is still a lot of debris and flood water lying on roads and is urging people to exercise caution:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/brendan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img Update: Council begin assessing flood damage in Donegal Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleShocking details emerge over flooding devastation in DonegalNext articleCity of Derry Airport closed and all flights cancelled News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Anger at “unacceptable” Weinstein bop costume

first_imgAn LMH student has been criticised for trivialising the “lived experience of survivors” of sexual assault after attending a bop dressed as film producer Harvey Weinstein. The student appeared as Weinstein – who in recent weeks has been the subject of multiple allegations of sexual assault and rape – for LMH’s “horror movie classics” themed party. The student was asked to leave by other students, before later being asked to meet with the college dean to “reflect on his behavior”, according to JCR President Lana Purcell.In a statement to JCR members, LMH Equalities Committee encouraged JCR members “to retain a sense of awareness of the implications of [their] actions when living within college”.They continued: “It is extremely saddening to have seen offensive bop costumes, which in this case parodied sexual assault. To trivialise the lived experience of survivors and position their trauma as a part to play within a narrative of ‘humour’ is unacceptable. This behaviour is rude, insensitive but most importantly extremely damaging.”The statement was praised in an anonymous post on Oxfess, which characterised the student’s actions as “beyond disrespectful” and recounted their own experience of sexual assault.The unnamed student said: “I was sexually assaulted by a family member when I was about 10 years old. This man has a very strong resemblance to Harvey Weinstein. Now, some people might think it’s ridiculous of me but when I keep hearing about these allegations and seeing the articles, it’s very upsetting for me…“I am very glad that I did not go to the bop that night because I do not know what I would have said if I had seen that person. I don’t even know who this person was but I really hope that they have learned their lesson and know not to do this again.”As they did in following a similar incident in January 2015 in which students were criticised as “racist” after wearing towels on their their heads to an ‘Arabian nights’ themed bop, the college’s JCR emphasised that “LMH prides itself on being a healthy, inclusive and supportive environment”.The statement further warned “any further behaviour will be directed to the senior management of college. There will be zero tolerance for such behaviour. This is down to respecting the welfare of those you are living alongside and fostering a healthy collegiate environment”.This follows the recent controversy of a Christ Church student attending the college’s last bop of Michaelmas Term 2016 wearing a pillowcase resembling the hood of the distinctive outfit worn by white nationalist group the Ku Klux Klan. Although the student insisted the costume had not been intended to cause offence, and was “intended as a satirical response to the theme ‘2016’”, they were subsequently banned from all future JCR events.last_img read more

“Le Petite” Show Features Small Format Artwork by Local Artists

first_img“Risley’s Field” (oil painting) by Marilyn Brent took first place at the “Le Petite” show.Mary Ann Kline’s “Green Sugar Bowl” took second place at the “Le Petite” show.The “Le Petite” Art Show will run through December at the Art on Asbury Gallery.Each December local artists have the opportunity to enter original work of any subject to the Ocean City Fine Arts League’s “Le Petite” show. The length and the width of the artwork must add up to 20 inches or less.This year Marilyn Brent of Linwood won the first place for her small format painting titled “Risley’s Field.” Mary Ann Kline of Egg Harbor Township took second place for her oil painting titled “Green Sugar Bowl.”Honorable mentions include: Diane Brown (Somers Point), Shirley Hawthorne (Ocean City), Rita Michalenko (Mays Landing), Cathy Skinner (Mays Landing), Pat Smith (Linwood), and Winnie Witmer (Mays Landing).The “Le Petite” artwork is for sale at the gallery in addition to other watercolor, glass, mixed media, pottery, photography, oil and acrylic, textiles, jewelry and sculpture, made by local artists. The gallery is located at 608 Asbury Avenue. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.The Ocean City Fine Arts League will feature a “Judge’s Show” during the month of January.For more information call (609) 814-0308 or visit oceancityfineartsleague.orglast_img read more

Ocean City Charities Hand Out Toys, Gift Cards For Local Families

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleFinancial pressures and stress leave little for some to feel upbeat about on the holidays. But with organizations such as Waves of Caring and the Ocean City Ecumenical Council, the worry of not having toys for your children Christmas day, or food on the table, was eased Monday morning.Families entered Ocean City Tabernacle’s Kull Youth Center through the early afternoon to pick up bags of presents from the Waves of Caring toy drive and food store gift cards distributed by the Ecumenical Council.Maria Guzman, of Ocean City, with her 2-year-old son Juan in tow, was handed a large bag. Inside were toys for her active little one. “It’s really a good program. I have come here for three years now,” Guzman said smiling, as Juan giggled.   Guzman has the benefit of knowing her family will have gifts under the tree, thanks in part to the Waves of Caring program.It began with her filling out a form at Social Services. Parents or guardians can put their child’s age and gender on the form, which helps with toy selection. Each bag contains about six toys. In addition to gifts, Guzman also picked up a letter with Acme gift cards to be used for Christmas dinner, or anything else she and her family need. Ocean City Fire Chief Jim Smith, chairman of Waves of Caring, said this year, because of the generous donations of the community, 69 families with 150 children, were expected to benefit from the toy drive. “Sometimes we are the only Christmas these kids have,” Smith said as he picked up a bag of goodies to bring to the table for a family. “Christmas is a special day. I couldn’t imagine not having Christmas. That’s why we do this – so that each child gets toys. That’s what it is all about.”Ocean City Fire Chief Jim Smith says the toy drive can really make a difference in the lives of children.Waves of Caring is a city-sanctioned charity that collects and distributes toys around the Christmas holiday for children of underprivileged Ocean City families. Smith said this is the 24th year of the program. The organization often works in partnership with other organizations, such as the Ocean City Ecumenical Council, to help those in need.Some families came just for the toys Monday, others for the gift cards, and others for both. Kris Stanwood, chairwoman of the gift card committee for the Ocean City Ecumenical Council said, “We work hard for the Christmas distribution of the gift cards. The intent originally was to provide money for people to buy Christmas dinner, but some people might want to use it for other things, and that is fine. It is meant to help them in any way possible.”Each envelope contained anywhere from three $10 Acme gift cards on up, depending on family size.  Acme gift cards are given to needy families.Albina Hernandez, of Ocean City, brought her happy little girl, Andrea, 1, with her to pick up a bag of toys and gift cards.She put her daughter down for a moment, as Stanwood handed her an envelope. Andrea immediately went over to her bag of toys, grabbed it and smiled. Andrea Hernandez, 1, of Ocean City, can’t wait to see what is in the bag. Maria Guzman and her son Juan stopped in at the Waves of Caring Toy Drive to receive their gifts.last_img read more

City of Elkhart has a new Fire Chief

first_img City of Elkhart has a new Fire Chief By Jon Zimney – June 22, 2020 0 1115 Google+ Google+ Facebook Facebook IndianaLocalNews Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter (Photo supplied/City of Elkhart) The City of Elkhart has a new Fire Chief.Shaun Edgerton was born and raised in Elkhart. He graduated from Elkhart Central High School, attended Morehouse College and Indiana University. He’s spent 30 years with the Elkhart Fire Department, during which he rose to the rank of Assistant Chief.Mayor Roberson says Edgerton has extensive knowledge of Elkhart and its Fire Department and will elevate the service the department provides to an unparalleled level.Here is Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson’s full release regarding Edgerton’s appointment:It is with great pleasure that Mayor Rod Roberson announces Shaun Edgerton has been named Fire Chief of the Elkhart Fire Department. “Shaun brings to this role an extensive knowledge of Elkhart and its Fire Department. His administrative experience and problem-solving skills will serve this department and elevate the service provided to the unparalleled level.” – Mayor Rod RobersonBorn and raised in Elkhart, IN, Shaun graduated from Elkhart Central High School and attended Morehouse College for four years on a track and field scholarship. He also attended Indiana University. Shaun has been married to his wife Erin for 19 years and they have a 16 yr. old daughter named Brookelyn, who will be a senior at Elkhart High School.Shaun previously spent 30 years with the Elkhart Fire Department, and rose to the rank of Asst. Chief. In his spare time, Shaun enjoys watching his daughter play high school volleyball, working out, and traveling with his family. They have two dogs, a Pit bull named Rylee and a Lab named Buster. He has been in sales now for 6 yrs. with a background in Fire Safety Equipment and Insurance. WhatsApp Previous articleGasbuddy: gasoline prices holding steady for nowNext articleNotre Dame football player tests positive for COVID-19 Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more