Best UK shares: I’d buy these FTSE 100 stocks after the stock market crash

first_img Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Manika Premsingh Manika Premsingh | Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Don’t let the FTSE 100’s steady rise fool you. Some of the best UK shares are still bargain buys in my view. They’ve been hit hard by the trinity of the stock market crash, lockdowns, and recession. But otherwise, these are robust stocks. Any investor would benefit from holding them in their portfolio. At a time of dried-up dividends, they look even more promising than usual.I’m talking of property stocks. Recessions are bad news for the real estate market. When there’s uncertainty about jobs and income, people are less likely to buy property. This is because it’s an investment rather than a consumption spend. The lockdown halted construction activity as well, impacting property supply. As Brexit talks proceed, property markets might see more uncertainty.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…Dismal real estate market’s an opportunityThe dismal real estate situation is showing up in the numbers, and I suspect the property market will remain muted for some time. I think we’ll have a better idea of where it’s headed only by year end. That’s when the lockdowns will be a memory and the state of the economy will be clearer. However, stock markets can be prescient. Investors are naturally driven to find good investment bargains, and signs of a turnaround in real estate will undoubtedly drive them to property stocks as well. The real economy and the property markets themselves might take a while to pick up, but I reckon FTSE 100 real estate stocks would already have started to do so. Best UK shares to buyIn fact, they already have. Consider the FTSE 100 house-builder Persimmon. Its share price is already 48% higher than the lowest it touched during the crash. I wouldn’t be too disturbed by the fact that it’s still 30% below its pre-crisis highs. It may sounds like a poor place to be compared to other FTSE 100 stocks, which are already at pre-crisis levels, but it’s also a buying opportunity.PSN has been financially healthy in the past and hasn’t availed of government support to keep going during the lockdown either. It also paid good dividends until the market crash. I think it’s only a matter of time before it accrues capital gains. I’d invest now. Similarly, other FTSE 100 property developers like Barratt Developments and Taylor Wimpey are among the best UK shares to invest in too, in my view. But if you are unconvinced or uncertain of buying traditional property stocks, I’d like to suggest Rightmove, which sits at the intersection of technology and property. In a sense it’s safer than property builders. It’s an online market, which has one less thing to worry about (the actual construction of houses) during a market slowdown. As long as people want to rent or buy property, RMV is in a good place. Even during a recession, it’s services are impacted only as much. Whichever way we look at them, property stocks do appear to be among the best UK shares to buy now. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Best UK shares: I’d buy these FTSE 100 stocks after the stock market crash Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Manika Premsingh owns shares of Rightmove. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. 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.last_img read more

This is why the Petrofac share price has slumped 10% today!

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. Image source: Getty Images. 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” It’s been a forgettable end to 2020 for the Petrofac (LSE: PFC) share price. The engineering giant’s stock was already steadily losing value during the course of December. A near-10% fall in Monday trading now takes its shares to their cheapest for six weeks.Petrofac — which designs, makes, manages and services infrastructure for the oil and gas industry — hasn’t dropped on the back of any company-specific or industry-wide developments in start-of-week trade.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…It has, however, fallen due to a meaty drop in crude oil prices. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) price has just shuttled to within a whisker of the $50 mark. This is down more than two bucks from Friday’s levels. And the benchmark is now at its lowest since 11 December.Oil drop hits Petrofac’s share priceOil’s drop reflects severe risk aversion on Monday. Investors are fretting over spiking Covid-19 cases, caused in part by the spread of a new aggressive variant of the virus. New travel bans on those coming from the UK have also spooked market makers over oil demand, which has been weak for much of the year anyway.It’s possible that crude prices could remain volatile for the rest of 2020 and as we enter 2021 too. Analyst John Hardy of Saxo Bank commented: “These developments [are] another sign that the market may have to go through a prolonged period before the vaccine rollout eventually supports a recovery in fuel demand and the price of oil.”Orders sinkIt’s not just today’s slump in crude prices which has made Petrofac the biggest faller on the FTSE 250 today though. Investor appetite was already on the back foot following a shocking trading update last week. Today’s fall in WTI prices has only worsened weak investor enthusiasm for the UK share.Back then, Petrofac announced weak oil prices and Covid-19 uncertainty had caused “a wide-ranging delay in the award of new projects across the industry as well as in a more challenging commercial backdrop.” Its order book has fallen to $5.1bn, versus $7.4bn at the turn of the year. And revenues of $4bn are expected this year, down from $5.5bn in 2019.What the brokers sayAnalyst Nicholas Hyett of Hargreaves Lansdown, for one, isn’t a fan of this UK share today. He comments that “we struggle to be enthusiastic” about the engineer.“Planned cost savings might be making the business more efficient, but even the most efficient business can’t make money without any projects to work on,” Hyett said. “Ultimately it’s order growth that will drive any recovery and while the group’s keen to point to offshore wind projects as a potential source of contracts, we think oil & gas projects are key in the short term,” he added.Hargreaves Lansdown also said the outlook there “isn’t terribly promising.”Petrofac’s share price looks mighty cheap on paper following recent weakness. At 138p, the business trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8 times. But this is a reflection of its worrying risk profile from 2021 onwards. I don’t care if it’s cheap. I won’t be touching this share with a bargepole. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Monday, 21st December, 2020 | More on: PFC This is why the Petrofac share price has slumped 10% today! See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

And another misuse of our e-mail address…

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 October 2003 | News Today’s addition to the woeful list of charities and charity suppliers that share e-mail addresses without permission is smstextgiving.com, the not-for-profit company that helps charities receive donations from supporters’ mobile phones.UK Fundraising has just received a news release from smstextgiving.com which publicly lists our e-mail address together with 46 other e-mail addresses, names and organisation names. Every recipient of the e-mail therefore sees this list.We certainly did not give permission to broadcast our e-mail address and details, so we assume none of the other recipients did. Advertisement This mistake crops up with annoying regularity. For some, it’s a simple error. To us, it’s a misuse of our personal information without permission, a very important legal issue.As we have advised before, if you don’t know the difference between the Cc and Bc fields in your e-mail package, find out today. We’ve banged on about it on UK Fundraising for long enough, Howard Lake mentions it in his training courses, and other sector legal experts mention it in their courses, including Bates Wells and Braithwaite.As electronic communications become more and more important, publicising and sharing recipients’ e-mail addresses and names is just not acceptable.center_img And another misuse of our e-mail address… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New website spreads message about poverty housing

first_imgNew website spreads message about poverty housing Howard Lake | 4 December 2006 | News Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis International housing charity, Habitat for Humanity has launched a new website that enables people to build the Christmas Spirit and help combat poverty housing. ECards4Homes.org.uk lets people select, personalise and send Christmas cards online and help support the Habitat for Humanity’s work at the same time. By using our online Christmas card service people will be helping a family in need to build a simple, decent home by making a donation to Habitat for Humanity for each card that is ‘posted’. This use of new media not only enables corporate partners and others to donate, but also helps them to spread the word about our vital work and their partnership with us, said Helen Flower, Habitat for Humanity’s Marketing and New Media Manager Advertisement  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Taking Fundraising Seriously: The Spirit of Faith and Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising: The Spirit of

first_imgTaking Fundraising Seriously: The Spirit of Faith and Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising: The Spirit of 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Dairy Groups Applaud U.S.-South Korea Trade Agreement

first_img Previous articlePurdue Agricultural Economics Department Honors Katrina HallNext articleUSDA Expands Focus on Program Integrity Across All Nutrition Programs Hoosier Ag Today The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) are applauding the Trump Administration’s swift and effective negotiation with South Korea regarding the terms and implementation of the U.S.-Korea free trade Agreement (KORUS).In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the two dairy groups expressed appreciation that trade officials were able to secure a result with South Korea that addressed certain dairy industry concerns while preserving the overall agreement.South Korea is the fourth-largest U.S. dairy export market. Last year, it accounted for over $230 million in U.S. dairy sales. It is also the second-largest cheese market in the world.“Preserving free trade agreements (FTAs) like this one is essential to strengthening our economy and expanding opportunities for America’s dairy producers and processors,” said Tom Vilsack, president and CEO of USDEC.With KORUS, the U.S. dairy industry will remain a competitive dairy exporter to South Korea in a world in which most other major dairy exporters have access to the South Korean market through a trade agreement. This puts U.S. companies, shipping products, manufacturers and American-made milk on the same footing with dairy competitors from other countries.“KORUS has had a demonstrable impact on the success of U.S. dairy exports,” said NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern. “A renegotiated KORUS will strengthen our trade relationship with Korea, ensuring that the country continues to receive nutritious U.S. dairy foods. This will benefit both Korean citizens and the U.S. farmers producing these products.”Leading up to the KORUS negotiations in early October 2017, USDEC and NMPF encouraged an approach that would address specific U.S. concerns, including that of customs procedures, while preserving the agreement. U.S. dairy exporters have repeatedly encountered challenges with South Korea’s overly narrow interpretation of which goods qualify as those originating from the United States. This meant that even goods produced in the United States with American-made ingredients and certified as such by the U.S. Department of Agriculture sometimes faced rejection. The letter thanked USTR for recognizing these types of issues and their impact on trade. “Resolving them can ensure that the agreement operates as it was truly intended to,” the groups said. Home Indiana Agriculture News Dairy Groups Applaud U.S.-South Korea Trade Agreement By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 30, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Dairy Groups Applaud U.S.-South Korea Trade Agreementlast_img read more

Tunnel of Oppression highlights lesser known issues for college students

first_img Previous articleWhole Foods and micro-restaurants coming to WatersideNext articleTCU United Latino Association looking to expand Kat Matthews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt The Tunnel of Oppression has occurred for several years. printThis week, 10 student organizations will highlight contemporary issues of oppression that many college students are facing.The Tunnel of Oppression, a biannual, interactive event at TCU organized and executed by multiple on-campus organizations, focuses on lesser discussed issues facing college students.“The Tunnel of Oppression is meant to broaden participants’ knowledge of current issues of oppression,” said Hall Director Imani Wimberly.Wimberly said the Tunnel of Oppression has been on TCU’s campus for several years, but the event is now put on every other year rather than annually.The 10 organizations organizing the event are responsible for highlighting different issues. For example, the TCU chapter of Alpha Chi Omega is sponsoring a room to educate participants about domestic violence, said Carly Boobar, the chapter’s vice president of philanthropy.“Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think more deeply about issues of oppression,” Wimberly said.Participants can also join in a facilitated discussion to reflect on their experiences at the end of the tunnel.“Facilitators help participants [use] their newfound knowledge…in their everyday lives,” Wimberly said.“The event gives depth to the kinds of oppression that people know about but do not completely understand,” Boobar said. “It’s a way to better your understanding of what’s going on and how you can do something about it.”The Tunnel of Oppression opens on Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium and on Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. Here are the 10 organizations putting on the event:Black Student AssociationAlpha Chi OmegaHabitat for HumanityDelta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.Panhellenic CouncilChi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc.TCU V-Day CampaignLove for LancasterWomen and Gender StudiesBetter Together Kat Matthews is a managing editor for TCU360. She is an active coffee enthusiast and spends more time playing with her dog than she should. Kat also lives in the TCU Convergence Center, so if someone wanted to make her day, that someone should send a large pizza her way. Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter TCU’s EIF plays with real money on Wall Street Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ Youngest TCU Graduate to date Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ SGA elections: A guide to candidate platforms Facebook Kat Matthews The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Seniors Speak Up about life lessons Linkedin TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Twitter Website| + posts Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

Al-Baghdadia TV announces it is pulling out of Iraq for good

first_img to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Follow the news on Iraq December 28, 2020 Find out more Organisation IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” 2 November 2010 – Al-Baghdadia TV bureaux closed, two employees arrestedReporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s decision by the Iraqi authorities to close the Baghdad, Kerbala and Basra bureaux of Cairo-based satellite TV station Al-Baghdadia in connection with its coverage of the previous day’s hostage-taking in a Syriac Catholic church in Baghdad, which ended in a bloodbath.Two of the station’s employees, producer Haidar Salam and video editor Mohammed Al-Johair, were arrested under article 1/2/4 of the anti-terrorism law. Al-Johair was released today, after being held overnight, but Salam is still being held in an unknown location, Reporters Without Borders has learned from Al-Baghdadia representatives in Egypt.“This decision by the authorities was hasty and disproportionate,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Before closing this TV station, there should have been an impartial investigation to establish to what degree the activities of its journalists influenced the outcome of the hostage-taking.”The press freedom organisation added: “The authorities are making a mistake by targeting Al-Baghdadia. The station must nonetheless determine whether mistakes were made in its coverage of this tragedy. We call for the reopening of its bureaux and Salam’s release pending the result of the investigation.”The Syriac Catholic church of Sayidat al-Najat (Our Lady of Salvation) was stormed by members of Islamic State of Iraq, a local Al-Qaeda branch, as about hundred of people were attending mass on 31 October. While holding their hostages, the militants spoke with Al-Baghdadia by telephone and were able to voice their demands on the air. A total of 54 worshippers (including many women and children) and seven guards were killed in the course of the assault, which was one of the deadliest attacks ever on Christians in Iraq.Despite being headquartered in Cairo, privately-owned Al-Baghdadia is an Iraqi TV station. It was launched in September 2005. Its website: http://www.albaghdadia.com/ Al-Baghdadia, an Iraqi satellite TV station that has its headquarters in Cairo, has announced that it is ending all activities in Iraq as a result of a decision by the Iraqi government’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) on 1 November to suspend the operations of all its bureaux.“In view of the prime minister’s persistent determination in preventing Al-Baghdadia from working in Iraq, the station’s management has decided to close its bureaux in country,” Al-Baghdadia said in a 25 November statement posted on its website (http://www.albaghdadia.com/n/iraq-polotics/21145-2010-11-25-18-04-36.html).The CMC accused Al-Baghdadia of breaking the law by serving as a “mouthpiece for the terrorists” when armed militants stormed the Christian church of Sayidat al-Najat in Baghdad on 31 October and took hostages. The occupation ended in bloodbath.The station had appealed against the closures. “We were on the point of reaching an agreement with the CMC,” the head of the station, Abdel Hamid As-Saeh, told AFP. “But then we learned that that the decision was not up to the commission and that it was the prime minister’s office directly that had the final word.”Reporters Without Borders deplores the closure of the station’s bureaux, in which the government clearly used the CMC to get it what it wanted. We urge Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to take a public position on Al-Baghdadia and to find a solution to this problem.Although based in Egypt, Al-Baghdadia is an independent, privately-owned Iraqi TV station that was launched in September 2005. Its website: http://www.albaghdadia.com/—– December 16, 2020 Find out more News News News February 15, 2021 Find out more News November 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Baghdadia TV announces it is pulling out of Iraq for good Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security”last_img read more

Elizabeth Wood Named Director of Huntington Library Education and Public Programs

first_img 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Elizabeth (Elee) Wood, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical GardensElizabeth (Elee) Wood has been named the new Nadine and Robert A. Skotheim Director of Education and Public Programs at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence announced today. Wood will begin in her new role Aug. 1. She presently serves as curator/educator of the Fielding Collection of Early American Art at The Huntington, a position she has held since 2018.“I am delighted to see Elee step into this new role,” said Lawrence. “She has extremely broad educational experience in the humanities as well as expertise in the visitor experience in museum settings, is well known and respected in the field, and comes with enormous energy and vision.”Before joining The Huntington, Wood held several positions at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, including those of associate dean for student affairs, chair of the museum studies program, and professor of museum studies and education. She also served as public scholar of museums, families, and learning at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.She holds a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and a master’s degree in education and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.Wood’s expertise focuses on object-based learning and on best practices in connecting museum visitors to museum collections. At The Huntington, Wood has been spearheading an initiative to create curriculum and interpretive materials for school-age children to build critical thinking and analytic skills based on The Huntington’s early American art collection.“This is such a critical moment at The Huntington, and I’m thrilled to be here as we launch the institution’s Centennial year and think about our future, about broadening our audiences, and about really leveraging the collections across the spectrum of educational opportunity,” said Wood. “The Huntington can do things in a museum environment that really no other institution can – with its three collecting areas and the depth and breadth of those collections, paired with new technologies, and a highly energized staff and volunteer corps. The possibilities are endless, and I can’t wait to get started.”Wood will oversee a staff of 13 and a volunteer corps of about 1,200. The Huntington formally launched its educational activities in 1959 with a modest program of docent-led tours for school children. Today, school programs introduce the collections to more than 15,000 students from around Southern California through various art, botanical, and library field trip opportunities. The Huntington also partners with schools and school districts to provide longer-term engagement through school visits and professional development for teachers. Additionally, through its educational offerings, The Huntington provides an array of public programs that include classes, workshops, performances, lectures, family days, and an annual summer camp for children, among other activities. The Huntington also regularly collaborates with community organizations that serve young people and diverse audiences.Wood was selected following a national search run by Koya Leadership Partners working closely with a search committee composed of Huntington staff, governing board members, and docents.About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at huntington.orgVisitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Wednesday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Information: (626) 405-2100 or huntington.org. 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‘Last call’: Fallen FBI agent honored in heartbreaking law enforcement ritual

first_imgFBI Kansas City(KANSAS CITY, Mo)– The Missouri Highway Patrol dispatcher called out to FBI Agent Melissa Morrow — badge number 1108 — four times on her radio Tuesday. But the dispatcher knew there would be no answer.“Troop A to FBI 1108,” the dispatcher said — once, twice, four times.Four times, there was no response from Morrow. It was part of what the FBI describes as a ritual for law enforcement officers who die in the line of duty.“This is the last call for FBI Special Agent Melissa S. Morrow,” the dispatcher said, as Morrow was laid to rest Tuesday outside Kansas City, Missouri. “FBI 1108 has ended her tour.”Morrow, 48, died last week of brain cancer, which she developed from her work at the Pentagon following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to the FBI.“She fought this terrible illness with every fiber of her being,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said during remarks at the memorial service for Morrow on Tuesday. “Melissa said that when she finally came to terms with the horrible reality of it all, she had a decision to make, and that decision was to fight it with every ounce of courage and strength she could muster.”Morrow most recently worked out of the FBI’s Kansas City field office.“She was filled with pride to be keeping her hometown crowd safe from harm,” Wray said. “It meant the world to her, and that kind of work ethic –- that kind of investment in the work you’re doing –- exemplified the bureau at its best, and is all too rare in today’s world.”Morrow was based in the FBI’s Washington Field Office before heading to Kansas City.Her death is classified as a line-of-duty death because of her exposure to contaminants from the wreckage at the Pentagon and from a fire at a warehouse holding evidence from the attacks, according to The Kansas City Star.In all, Morrow spent 10 weeks sifting through evidence related to the terrorist attack, the newspaper reported.“She stopped everything she was doing to work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week, for months on end, to investigate the attack on the Pentagon, and to recover evidence from the crash site,” Wray said. “She fought for justice for those we lost. She fought to bring peace to their families, and she fought to make sure that what happened that day would never ever happen again.”On Tuesday, the dispatcher announced over the radio: “Special Agent Morrow was taken from us on March 22, 2018. … Melissa selflessly served the citizens of the United States for nearly 25 years. Melissa is a true hero.”In the first four months of this year so far, at least 32 law enforcement officers have died, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more