By investing in SSE shares, are you buying a future renewable energy star?

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. 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! 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. Approximately 30% of the energy we produce in the UK is from renewable energy sources. The target is to increase this to 50% by 2025 if we are to alleviate the ongoing concerns about climate change. SSE (LSE:SSE) wants to capitalise on this demand and has re-shaped its business to focus on renewable energy, alongside its energy networks. If the strategy is executed well, SSE has the potential to be a future renewable energy star.Evolution, not revolutionIn reality, SSE is already well established in the renewable energy market: the profits it generates from renewables already account for 38% of its overall profit. Its desire to treble its renewable energy output by 2030 is motivated by capitalising on sector growth and its undoubted profitability. This is in direct contrast to its energy networks business, which is slow-growing and highly regulated. It does have the potential to become a renewable energy star, but I suspect part of the upside may already be included in the current SSE share price.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…Short-term momentumThe decision to offload its challenging household energy supply business was well received by investors. The income from this sale and the disposal of other assets is desperately needed to help fund the £7.5bn capital investment programme over the next five years. Ensuring net debt remains under control whilst funding new assets will be its biggest challenge.Income investors were relieved that SSE maintained its dividend policy, despite the short-term challenges the coronavirus will have on its business. Whilst the dividend was cut for the first time since 1998, income investors will be buoyed that its current yield is still above 5%.The SSE share price has only fallen 15% since the end of February. This is far less than the wider market during the same period and demonstrates the company’s good defensive qualities. The share price has upward momentum and is currently higher than it has been since the summer of 2018.In summarySSE is clearly on the right track, but I am not convinced it will become a renewable energy star just yet. My concern is that a lot of the positive news is already included in SSE’s share price. I don’t see it growing rapidly in the next few years as it struggles with the burden of financing a hefty capital investment programme, managing debt and maintaining the all-important dividend.Renewable energy alternative?Financing large capital investment programmes is the biggest barrier to entry in the renewable energy market. However, this is not a problem for The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited, which cleverly funds its acquisitions using its revolving credit facility, which is then repaid via new equity releases. The company is multi-national, free from debt and pays a growing quarterly dividend of 5.5%. More than 75% of its revenues come from national governments, which provides it with relative revenue certainty and defensive qualities.If you prefer to invest in a company with no debt and a growing dividend, this could be the renewable energy star you were looking for. See all posts by Ben Race Ben Race has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Ben Race | Monday, 29th June, 2020 | More on: SSE 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” By investing in SSE shares, are you buying a future renewable energy star? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Bishop says UK government’s new climate change goal will benefit…

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Jun 14, 2019 Environment & Climate Change In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Anglican Communion, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Anglican Communion News Service] A tough new goal to cut greenhouse gas emission in the United Kingdom to almost zero by 2050 has been welcomed by the Church of England’s lead bishop on the environment.“This announcement is very welcome, and the U.K. can be proud to be setting an example by making this commitment to address the global climate emergency.” Bishop of Salisbury Nicholas Holtam said, but he warned that the commitment must be backed by “relentless action.”Read the full article here. Rector Bath, NC Bishop says UK government’s new climate change goal will benefit the poorest Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Tagscenter_img Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

House in Seya / Suppose Design Office

ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/192453/house-in-seya-suppose-design-office Clipboard Photographs Projects Japan House in Seya / Suppose Design Office 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/192453/house-in-seya-suppose-design-office Clipboard Year:  CopyHouses•Japan Architects: Suppose Design Office Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeSuppose Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on December 19, 2011Cite: “House in Seya / Suppose Design Office” 19 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Suppose Design OfficeText description provided by the architects. We have all ways have been interested in Nature. Nature that expresses time and change are some aspects that we try to incorporate in Architecture. Everybody feels and knows that the sky, sea, and forest are big but why does everyone feel this way? Would it be that when a person feels lost in the scale of things they start to feel that the thing is big. Scale is something important in architecture. That it why always think of size and height. If nature and architecture were to be the same and to have a close relationship with each other then when the scale is taken away from architecture or scale is added to nature then there might be a new relation ship created between architecture and nature. Save this picture!Courtesy of Suppose Design OfficeRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsThe house in Seya is on a small site located in a residential area. The client works in a flower shop and wanted a house that looks in harmony with flowers and vegetations. Save this picture!Courtesy of Suppose Design OfficeIt is the norm to erect walls to enclose a space for a building but for the house in Seya we decided to enclose the outer space. This resulted in the creation of a space where it is neither a garden nor a room. Save this picture!Courtesy of Suppose Design OfficeThe outer shell was built like a wooden storage and once the residence moved in to the space, by time there will be an increase in plants, book shelves or painting in the space will have the same quality as what nature where everything is in a state where it is neither finished nor unfinished. Save this picture!Courtesy of Suppose Design OfficeIt was important that the client accepted that this architecture was in the process of change and that it came from the idea of adding scale to Nature, which resulted in the nature become closer to architecture and an architecture closer to nature. Save this picture!ground floor planRather then creating architecture that is completed but to create an architecture that is unfinished which lead to the creation of a new relationship between the internal and external spaces. Save this picture!second floor planThe creation of this uncompleted space gives the space the quality to accept any kind of elements to be placed and give true strength to the versatility of the space. The uncompleted state can produce a rich space and we would like to continue to think about thee kind of space.Save this picture!section 01Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Alvaro Siza sings The BeatlesArticlesVideo: A Procura De PanchoArticles Share “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Suppose Design Office+ 15 Share House in Seya / Suppose Design OfficeSave this projectSaveHouse in Seya / Suppose Design Office ArchDaily “COPY” read more

Walmart CEO protested in New York

first_imgWW photo: Anne PrudenMore than 100 people from the Restaurant Opportunities Center, Occupy Wall Street Labor Outreach Committee, 99 Pickets, Desis Rising Up & Moving, a rank-and-file retail workers group and several unions protested Bill Simon’s talk at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the early morning on Jan. 15. Simon is the president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., executive vice-president of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and director of the board of Darden Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest restaurant company. The protesters, mostly young people of color, chanted, “Walmart cheats, Walmart hates, Walmart discriminates!” and “Bill Simon — eschucha! Estamos en la lucha!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Study: Road to Housing Recovery will be ‘Longer and Bumpier’

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Affordability Home Prices Housing Chartbook refinancing Wells Fargo Economics Group 2014-06-11 Colin Robins Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: HUD Settlement Creates Housing Opportunities for People with Disabilities Next: Job Growth Outpacing New Home Construction Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post June 11, 2014 1,452 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Affordability Home Prices Housing Chartbook refinancing Wells Fargo Economics Group Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Colin Robins Study: Road to Housing Recovery will be ‘Longer and Bumpier’ The Wells Fargo Economics Group released its Housing Chartbook for May 2014. The group found that most markets are finding themselves “wildly out of balance” from inflated home prices driven by investor purchases, as well as exceptionally tight inventories that are well ahead of any improvement in demand.The group said that the “lack of a rebound in home sales this spring has reinforced our view that there was more than harsh winter weather behind the recent slide in home sales and mortgage applications.” The group notes that the road to housing recovery will be longer—and much bumpier—than expected.Housing demand is still reeling from last spring’s spike in mortgage rates. The Wells Fargo Economics Group commented that a 70-basis point rise in mortgage rates coupled with a 6.2 percent rise in prices resulted in a 17.1 percent jump in monthly principal and interest payments. Payments on an existing home, irrespective of a slight dip in home prices, have risen 11.9 percent. Consumer confidence in purchasing a new home within six months fell in May to 4.9 percent, below the 12-month moving average of 5.7 percent.Overall economic growth will also hamper housing growth, according to the group from Wells Fargo. Real GDP is expected to rise just 2.0 percent in 2014, with new home sales and single-family housing starts expected to rise much more slowly. The group forecasts that new home sales will climb 8.4 percent to 465,000 units, while single-family housing starts will climb 10.9 percent. New home prices will moderate, rising just 2.6 percent to $276,000 in 2014.Refinancing activity is also expected to slow down. “The refinancing share of mortgage activity rose to 52.2 percent, up from 48.7 in early May, which was the lowest share since July 2009. Recent gains in refinancing activity are not sustainable, however, as rates will eventually increase,” the group said. Mortgage applications also are down, falling in five of the past six weeks.Housing starts continued to improve, rising for the third consecutive month in April and nearly offsetting the December and January weather-related drop. The improvement might be short-lived, however, as the level of permits is running well below starts. Permits rose just 0.3 percent in April, which will restrain future completions, further limiting inventory and exacerbating problems with affordability.Existing home sales rallied slightly in April, up 1.3 percent after three consecutive months of decline. Distressed sales accounted for 15 percent of activity and all-cash transactions edged slightly higher to 18 percent. First-time home buyers have risen from recent lows, but remain well short of long-term trends. Easing of credit conditions and inventory remain the key factors for near-term sales, but the group doesn’t believe that credit conditions will ease up in the coming months. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Study: Road to Housing Recovery will be ‘Longer and Bumpier’last_img read more

The Impact of Price Trends on Mortgage Defaults

first_img  Print This Post Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago A number of factors drive default rates in mortgage, but a new study by Collateral Analytics has found that price uncertainty and actual and expected home equity are important drivers.To reach this conclusion, researchers  Dr. Michael Sklarz, Dr. Norman Miller, and Anthony Pennington-Cross analyzed the typical pattern of mortgage default in response to negative price trends and high loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages using Chula Vista, California as an example since it was a market with higher than average LTV loans. Then they compared several local markets in San Diego County by ZIP code where average LTVs and the use of mortgages varied systematically to create a map of ZIP codes with default rates.Explaining their rationale behind the study, the researchers said, “When home values decline to the point where borrowers have no equity or negative equity, and they see no immediate reversal in local price trends, they often decide to default. This is sometimes called “rational default” or “strategic default”, and while it may affect credit ratings for some time, U.S. borrowers know they will seldom be chased for mortgage balance deficiencies. This encourages the decision to default when the mortgage balance appears to exceed the value of the home. This creates a situation where mortgage lenders are on the short end of a “heads I win, tails you lose situation”. If prices go up, borrowers’ benefit, but if prices go down too far, the mortgage lender suffers.”Looking at Chula Vista, the researchers found that loans originated in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 were the beneficiaries of strong price increases of 12 percent, 14 percent and 25 percent in average home prices, so when prices reversed in 2006 “there was still sufficient cushion to preserve real home equity” when other factors for default such as income to mortgage payment ratio, credit behavior, job loss, and available liquid assets to make mortgage payments were not taken into consideration.However, mortgage loans originated in 2004 saw increasing default rates peaking out in 2007 as home prices started to decline. The study found that of the loans originated between 2005 and 2007 at the peak of home prices during that cycle, half or more defaulted in the subsequent years. “The high LTV loans declined as subprime loans disappeared, however, the FHA and loan modifications allowed many homeowners to continue with high LTVs through 2012,” the study revealed.Expanding this example to other markets, the researchers observed that markets with higher LTV mortgages and similar price trends as Chula Vista defaulted at much higher rates, making it clear that “home price trends dominate the decision of home borrowers to default.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Regulation Vs. Added Costs Next: Top 5 Affordable Markets Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles December 5, 2018 5,841 Views Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Impact of Price Trends on Mortgage Defaults 2018-12-05 Radhika Ojha The Impact of Price Trends on Mortgage Defaults Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Voting underway in General Election 2011

first_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 25, 2011 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Newsx Adverts Voting underway in General Election 2011center_img Twitter Google+ Previous articleIMPACT refers payment dispute with Donegal HSE back to LRCNext articleJudgement due in Mary Kelly appeal after more than a two year wait News Highland Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Facebook Voting is underway in the General Election.Polling stations opened at 7 o’clock this morning, and will remain open until 10 o’clock tonight.Votes will be counted tomorrow.There are 58,501 people on the electoral register in Donegal North East, and 64,030 in Donegal South West. 1,121 people were added to the register in Donegal when the supplementary register was published last week.People don’t need a polling card to vote – most forms of official photographic ID will be accepted. WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

Girl shot inside Illinois home dies on her 12th birthday: Officials

first_imgFamily photo via WLS-TV(CHICAGO) — A girl was shot inside an Illinois house just before her 12th birthday and later died on what would have been her special day, officials said Wednesday.Kentavia Blackful was shot on Monday around 9 p.m. in a house in Harvey, a south suburb of Chicago, spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Officer Natalia Derevyanny told ABC News. She was pronounced dead on Tuesday, her 12th birthday, at Christ Hospital, according to Derevyanny.She had been rushed to the hospital in critical condition following the shooting.“It’s a shame that we’re sitting here in the house and we can’t even sit in the house. A child cannot play,” the girl’s grandmother told ABC Chicago station WLS-TV. “Today is my baby’s birthday, and for them to take her birthday from her, and she has a basketball game today she was looking forward to this.”Blackful’s grandfather, Dennis Hunt, told the station that he was standing outside on the porch when two people came up to him and opened fire. The two individuals had reportedly walked from one end of the block to the other before shooting.One of the bullets then reportedly went through a window and struck Kentavia in the back of the head while she was sitting at the family computer, according to WLS.Derevyanny said she could not confirm where Kentavia had been shot because they hadn’t yet received her body.Kentavia lived at a home on the 15800 block of Paulina in Harvey, according to Derevyanny. The home where the shooting happened was also on that block but authorities would not confirm whether Kentavia was shot in her own home.Harvey police did not immediately respond to ABC News for comment, but told WLS that no one is in custody.The city’s mayor, Christopher Clark, urged anyone who may have seen something to come forward.“I find it hard to believe that a person walks down an entire block to get to the end of the block and ring out shots, and no one sees a thing,” Clark told ABC News. “We really need, in order to solve this heinous crime, we really need the communities active participation.”He said tragedies like this one “shake us to the core.”“It affects the whole community but specifically your young people and your seniors because those young people and seniors, they’re the ones that feel helpless,” Clark said.The superintendent of Harvey Public Schools District Number 152 identified the girl as a student at Brooks Middle School.“Our thoughts are with her family and the greater Harvey School District 152 community,” Superintendent John F. Thomas said in a statement on Tuesday, before the girl had died. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Cellular biomarkers to elucidate global warming effects on Antarctic sea urchin Sterechinus neumayeri

first_imgGlobal warming is a reality and its effects havebeen widely studied. However, the consequences for marineinvertebrates remain poorly understood. Thus, thepresent study proposed to evaluate the effect of elevatedtemperature on the innate immune system of Antarctic seaurchin Sterechinus neumayeri. Sea urchins were collectednearby Brazilian Antarctic Station ‘‘Comandante Ferraz’’and exposed to 0 (control), 2 and 4C for periods of 48 h, 2,7 and 14 days. After the experimental periods, coelomicfluid was collected in order to perform the followinganalyses: coelomocytes differential counting, phagocyticresponse, adhesion and spreading coelomocytes assay,intranuclear iron crystalloid and ultra structural analysis ofcoelomocytes. The red sphere cell was considered a biomarkerfor heat stress, as they increased in acute stress.Besides that, a significant increase in phagocytic indexeswas observed at 2C coinciding with a significant increaseof intranuclear iron crystalloid at the same temperature andsame time period. Furthermore, significant alterations incell adhesion and spreading were observed in elevatedtemperatures. The ultra structural analysis of coelomocytesshowed no significant difference across treatments. Thiswas the first time that innate immune response alterationswere observed in response to elevated temperature in a Polar echinoid.last_img read more

LEFTISTS’ HEADS EXPLODE IN RESPONSE TO KEEPING AMERICA SAFE

first_imgLEFTISTS’ HEADS EXPLODE IN RESPONSE TO KEEPING AMERICA SAFEBy Susan Stamper BrownGiven the daily liberal head explosions occurring because of President Trump’s immigration policies, one might think Trump demolished the Statue of Liberty, or worse, reintroduced school prayer, when all he did is take executive action on January 27 to protect Americans.The White House owes no apology for wanting to keep America safe. At most, the administration could consider special circumstances where the threat to the country is negligible, a step they have already committed to doing. The executive order temporarily bans immigration for those coming from jihadi-infested countries like Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Iraq until better security screening is in place.The order also puts an indefinite ban on those coming from Syria because ISIS is extremely active there. We didn’t hear a peep from leftists when former president Obama did something similar regarding immigration from Iraq in 2011. No one should be surprised, though, given Democrats’ standards have nothing to do with safety and security and everything to do with politics and appeasement.Leftists might be thanking Trump for his actions if they weren’t so drunk with hatred for anyone or anything that even hints of American values. If they lock their doors at night to keep bad people out, they are hypocrites to suggest it is not okay for Trump to protect Americans.Fact is, the same ISIS who vowed to import terrorists disguised as refugees doesn’t care about which side of the political aisle a person sits. America experienced an unprecedented number of domestic terrorist attacks committed by Muslim immigrants or children of immigrants during Obama’s tenure.We are a nation governed by the rule of law, but you’d never know it from leaders standing in defiance over Trump’s stance on immigration and sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities are illegal and in a civil society, those who break the law are punished. Leaders who break federal immigration laws already on the books should be removed from office, fined, and criminally charged. They should be held personally liable for lives lost and havoc wreaked by illegals living within their jurisdictions.Texas Governor Greg Abbott leads the way, promising to pursue legislation to remove sheriffs and mayors breaking immigration laws.Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez also denounced Miami-Dade’s previous stance as a sanctuary county on January 27.In my home, my father’s word was law. When Dad said “no” he meant no. Throwing temper tantrums didn’t help. In fact, it made things worse. It’s obvious to me that America has suffered from a significant shortage of alpha male leadership in families, based on the number of people losing their minds over a true leader occupying the White House.Leftists can chuck bricks, throw rocks, and start fires all they want, but Trump will still be president when they wake the next morning.Their actions hurt their cause, because it helps normal people see Democrats don’t really care about anyone but themselves. They claim they are pro-immigrant, but on Inauguration Day in D.C., anti-Trump anarchists set fire to a limousine owned by a Muslim immigrant. The rocks they pelt sent his employee to the hospital. That makes them about as pro-immigrant as they are pro-Christian.As you might expect, a couple of Hillary’s “Deplorables” came to the poor guy’s rescue, raising more than $20,000 to assist him after leftists destroyed his livelihood.But, be of good cheer, there’s a new sheriff in town who likes law and order. Sorry, snowflakes, all those “free spaces” to destroy other people’s stuff are no longer available. That’s why 230 Inauguration Day anarchists were charged with felony rioting and face fines of up to $25,000 and 10 years in prison, which should be time enough to keep them off the streets while Trump cleans up America.All the fit-throwing reminds me this is going to be a long 8 years, but then I smile because I know liberals are thinking the same thing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more