Why is the Greatland Gold (GGP) share price crashing this year?

first_img Instead I’d much rather invest in this… 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. The rising GGP share priceGreatland Gold is an early-stage exploration business with various projects across Western Australia. And as the name suggests, it primarily focuses on extracting gold from ground. Last year’s explosive performance was mainly caused by a series of positive results surrounding its Havieron project.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…This project commenced back in 2018. And looking at the latest set of drilling results could contain a deposit of 4.2 mega-ounces of gold and equivalents. That’s around £4.45bn worth of material to dig up based on today’s prices. Needless to say, it’s a massive opportunity for the business. So, seeing the GGP share price surge last year is not that surprising to me.Given the potential growth opportunity this project presents, why is the stock now falling? Since the start of 2021, the price of gold has been declining. As a result, the estimated value of Havieron has consequently suffered, leading to a sell-off by investors. However, governments worldwide have begun issuing stimulus packages to accelerate the Covid-19 recovery of their economies. As a consequence, inflation is now expected to rise. But gold is often used as a hedging tool against the devaluation of money, so I think its price has the potential to start climbing again, taking the value of Havieron with it.There are some considerable risksThe GGP share price clearly reflects the tremendous progress made in 2020. And based on a recent operational report, the early-stage development process of Havieron has begun. But while this is a step in the right direction, the site may take up to three years before commercial production can commence.As it stands, Greatland Gold does not have any active mining operations in its portfolio. In other words, it currently has no source of revenue and thus is dependent on raising outside funding to keep the lights on.At the end of 2020, the firm had around £5.9m cash on its balance sheet, providing some notable liquidity. But developing a fully operational mining site is an expensive endeavour. And so, to raise enough capital for Havieron, it sold a 70% royalty claim to Newcrest Mining. Consequently, its potential earnings from the project have been significantly limited.The bottom lineEstablishing large royalty partnerships is not uncommon among young mining companies. And a 30% claim still represents a £1.34bn potential return.But as it stands, I think it’s too soon to invest in this business. A lot of things can go wrong in three years. And given that the GGP share price currently places a valuation of around £790m on a pre-revenue business with non-producing core assets, the level of investor expectations is exceptionally high. 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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Why is the Greatland Gold (GGP) share price crashing this year?center_img Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Greatland Gold. 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. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! The Greatland Gold (LSE:GGP) share price exploded in 2020, rising by nearly 1,900%! But so far this year, its performance has not been as impressive. In fact, the stock is down by 45% since January. Although, it is still up by 150% over the last 12 months. Why has the company started moving in a downward trajectory? And is this an opportunity to add it to my portfolio at a discount? Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 10th May, 2021 | More on: GGP Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

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LIT to run ‘virtual open days’ and online Q&A sessions throughout…

first_imgTwitter A full schedule of the virtual events, beginning on Tuesday 12th May and running until Friday, 12th June, is available at:www.lit.ie/virtual-open-days The open days, consisting of live Q&A sessions taking place on social media and through LIT’s website, will cover over 120 programmes across the institution’s campuses in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare.The ‘virtual learning hub’ will provide support and guidance to prospective LIT students and their parents as the CAO process comes to a close.31.01.2018.Marian Duggan, Dean, Flexible Learning-Vice President Equality and Diversity, LIT. Picture: Alan Place WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp LIMERICK Institute of Technology (LIT) will host virtual open days throughout May and June to help the Leaving Certificate class of 2020 progress to the next stage of their education. TAGScovid19Keeping Limerick PostedLeaving CertlimerickLimerick PostLIT Email Print Previous articleNews Roundup | May 16 2020Next articleIreland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2020 announces its winners Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsEducationLimerickLIT to run ‘virtual open days’ and online Q&A sessions throughout May and June for the Leaving Cert class of 2020By Meghann Scully – May 14, 2020 161 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Registrar at LIT, Marian Duggan, said: “While our campuses across the Midwest are physically closed to the public, we continue to engage with students, parents and guidance counsellors, through our virtual hub and our website, lit.ie.“We welcome this interaction as it allows us to address any questions or concerns Leaving Cert students might have about beginning their journey into higher education in these unprecedented times.“I would encourage all students, parents, guardians, guidance councillors and teachers to available of LIT’s online services and continue to interact with us through our website, our open days and our social media channels.“We are here to help, and look forward to welcoming our new First Year students to LIT when the next semester begins.” she said.President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane said: “LIT graduates are among some of the most sought after in the country.The soon to be published HEA Graduate Outcome Survey will show that 94% of LIT Graduates in the labour market, are either in employment or further study, with almost three quarters of 2018’s graduates working in the Munster region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Flexibility in responding to regional industry needs with work ready graduates is among LIT’s core strengths.“We work closely with multinational and indigenous companies based in the Mid West to ensure we reach these goals year on year, and this strategy is benefiting both our students and the regional economy.“Never has this relationship been more important than now, as we guide our students in their future careers while working with industry to reawaken our economy and stay connected with our community as we adapt to a new way of living.” she added.The virtual open days will allow students the chance to communicate directly with heads of department and other staff members across a wide range of faculties and subjects across all campuses, including: business & financial services; electrical & electronic engineering; information technology; applied science; sports; culinary & hospitality and creative technologies.Further features of the virtual CAO hub include further advice for students on exam tips, as well as looking after their mental and physical health at this uncertain time. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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HUD Reports on Health of Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund

first_img Previous: How the Pandemic Has Changed Our View of Homes Next: Forbearance Plans Slide Below the 5% Mark Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago HUD Reports on Health of Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Marcia Fudge, on Tuesday released a statement on the quarterly report to Congress on FHA Single-Family Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund Programs a year after the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.She says the health of FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund has remained resilient despite the financial challenges faced by homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages in 2020.”The fund stands at more than $80 billion and remains well above the 2% minimum capital reserve required,” Fudge said. “Through the pandemic, the FHA portfolio has experienced increased levels of seriously delinquent loans and a heightened level of loans in forbearance. We continue to monitor mortgage performance trends within our portfolio, particularly related to those homeowners who are struggling financially because of the pandemic.”She continued: “Tens of millions of families have been devastated by this pandemic, and housing has been a critical part of how we keep people safe. The FHA insurance program provides crucial access to credit and homeownership for first-time homebuyers, low-to-moderate income families, and households of color who have been historically underserved. We are committed to an equitable recovery and recognize the unprecedented moment and opportunity for HUD to lead the way.”Fudge says that in order to provide assistance to those struggling as a result of the pandemic, FHA took proactive policy steps in February to assist homeowners by extending foreclosure and eviction moratoria through June 30, streamlining COVID-19 loss mitigation options, and allowing longer forbearance for borrowers whose plans were expiring.”We are already starting to see the positive effects of the President’s immediate actions during the first weeks of his Administration to help the nation’s homeowners, but we have much more work to do,” she said. “The American Rescue Plan recently signed into law by President Biden includes crucial and unprecedented resources for housing, including nearly $10 Billion Homeowner Assistance Fund, to help homeowners behind on their mortgage and utility payments and avoid foreclosure and eviction.  The actions we are taking now will help position the FHA program to continue to fulfill its critical mission in the future.”She concluded: “Given the current FHA delinquency crisis and our duty to manage risks and the overall health of the fund, we have no near-term plans to change FHA’s mortgage insurance premium pricing. We will continue to rigorously evaluate our strategy and work transparently with Congress. Our number one priority is helping families keep their homes and remain safe as we work toward an equitable recovery.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save  Print This Post 2021-03-30 Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / HUD Reports on Health of Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 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 Related Articles March 30, 2021 7,475 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Under My Skin Will Shutter Off-Broadway

first_imgRobert Sternin and Prudence Fraser’s Under My Skin will close on June 8 at the Little Shubert Theatre. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, the steamy romantic comedy opened on May 15 and stars Tony nominee Kerry Butler and Matt Walton. The show will have played 73 performances at time of closing. In addition to Butler and Walton, the cast of Under My Skin includes Edward James Hyland, Megan Sikora, Allison Strong, Kate Loprest, Andrew Polk and Dierdre Friel. Sex, love and healthcare: three things we all need but don’t always get. Under My Skin follows New York’s most eligible bachelor Harrison Baddish (Walton) and single, working mother Melody Dent (Butler). After an elevator crash and some angelic paperwork errors, the two experience each other’s lives and see things from a very different perspective. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 8, 2014 View Comments Under My Skin Related Showslast_img read more

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Magic hold Heat to 6 4th-quarter points in 105-85 victory

first_img First Published: 4th January, 2020 11:33 IST COMMENT Written By WATCH US LIVE Terrence Ross scored 25 points, Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and 11 rebounds and the Orlando Magic shut down the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter in a 105-85 victory Friday night.Miami scored only six points in the fourth quarter, going 3 for 19 from the field. Jimmy Butler had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat.Aaron Gordon had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Magic, and Evan Fournier scored 15 points.One day after holding the Toronto Raptors to 6-of-42 shooting from 3-point range in a victory in Miami, the Heat shot 7 for 37 from long range and 37.5% overall.CELTICS 109, HAWKS 106BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Boston Celtics overcome an 18-point, first-quarter deficit against Atlanta.Marcus Smart started in place of the flu-ridden Kemba Walker and scored 15 points, adding nine assists and hitting a 3-pointer that gave Boston a four-point lead with 43 seconds left. Gordon Hayward scored 18 points, and Enes Kanter had 14 points and 11 rebounds.Trae Young scored 28 points with 10 assists for the Hawks. They beat Orlando on Monday to snap a 10-game losing streak.TRAIL BLAZERS 122, WIZARDS 103WASHINGTON (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 35 points and CJ McCollum added 24 in Portland’s victory over Washington.Hassan Whiteside added 23 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks to help Portland snap a five-game losing streak.Jordan McCrae scored a season-high 35 points, for Washington. Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas was ejected less than 1 1/2 minutes into the game for making contact with an official. Thomas was tied up along the sideline by Portland’s Carmelo Anthony. As Thomas broke away from Anthony, he made contact with referee Marat Kogut, who stumbled into the crowd. Associated Press Television News center_img Last Updated: 4th January, 2020 11:33 IST Magic Hold Heat To 6 4th-quarter Points In 105-85 Victory Terrence Ross scored 25 points, Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and 11 rebounds and the Orlando Magic shut down the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter in a 105-85 victory Friday night. SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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LSU’s Joe Burrow makes case as College Football Playoff’s most dangerous quarterback

first_imgBurrow now has the chance to be a Heisman Trophy winner who can lead a national championship run. Auburn’s Cam Newton (2010), Florida State’s Jameis Winston (2013) and Alabama’s Derrick Henry (2015) all have done that this decade. That’s the elite company he keeps.We will get to see Burrow alongside other notable transfers in the final Playoff field. Hurts, an Alabama transfer, leads Oklahoma. Fields, from Georgia, leads Ohio State. If Clemson takes care of business, then Trevor Lawrence — who led the Tigers to last year’s CFP championship as a freshman — will be back to defend the Tigers’ title. There are at least one, maybe two, future No. 1 picks who are going to go at it.And Burrow is playing better than all of them. Burrow finished 28 of 38 passing for 349 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in a 37-10 victory against No. 4 Georgia on Saturday, the final thread in the most remarkable passing season in SEC history. Burrow likely wrapped up the Heisman Trophy campaign, too, but he showed even more with that performance against the Bulldogs, who ranked fourth nationally in total defense and hadn’t given up more than 20 points in a game all season.MORE: Highlights, scores, updates from SEC championshipWhich teams boast Nos. 1 and No. 2 total defenses? Ohio State and Clemson, naturally. Burrow, an Ohio State transfer in his second season as the Tigers’ starter, showed why he could be most impactful player heading to the College Football Playoff. Is there a quarterback playing better right now?Burrow finished 342 of 439 (77.9 percent) this season — fewer than 100 incompletions — for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns to six interceptions. The CBS crew lumped comparisons between Burrow and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who started that legendary career on a comparable trajectory at Michigan. Brady, however, never had a college season quite like this.Burrow broke the SEC single-season record for touchdown passes (44) and extended the conference single-season passing yards record (4,366) against Georgia. He’s the first SEC quarterback to pass for more than 4,000 yards and more than 40 touchdowns in the same season, and that remarkable renovation under passing game coordinator Joe Brady helped propel LSU (13-0) to its first College Football Playoff appearance.That continued against Georgia. Burrow threw the early knockout punch by leading the Tigers to a pair of quick touchdown drives in the first quarter, hitting 7 of 8 passes for 125 yards on those drives. Georgia’s Jake Fromm was 3 of 9 for 22 yards in the same stretch.Burrow then provided the clincher with the viral highlight of the game in the third quarter. He dodged Georgia’s Travon Walker twice and eluded Jordan Davis before firing a deep pass to Justin Jefferson, who turned the play into a 71-yard gain. He threw a third-down touchdown pass to Terrace Marshall Jr. two plays later. Burrow tacked on another score to Jefferson after an LSU interception for a 34-3 lead in the final minute of the third quarter.Just send the Heisman Trophy to Joe Burrow’s house right now. 👀pic.twitter.com/Dgpiv9sLxv— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 8, 2019MORE: Yes, Burrow at LSU should excite Tigers fansThose are Heisman moments in a campaign where it’s impossible to pick just one. Burrow distanced himself further from the field with the performance. He will win the award by a wide margin.Ohio State’s trio of Justin Fields, Chase Young and J.K. Dobbins will cannibalize their votes, and Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts might sneak in as a finalist. Burrow, however, won that award on the strength of a season in which he had six games with 300-plus yards, three or more touchdowns and no interceptions. He beat Florida, Auburn, Alabama and Georgia to help win the program’s first SEC championship since 2011. When Joe Burrow caught his own deflected pass and sprinted 16 yards for a first down in the first series of the SEC championship game, you got the feeling No. 2 LSU was going to be fine against No. 4 Georgia.The Tigers ended up being more than fine: They were fantastic, and that started with the quarterback.last_img read more

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Olympics: Long jump champ freezes sperm over Zika fears

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has made the decision to freeze his sperm because of fears about the Zika virus at this year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro.Rutherford’s girlfriend, Susie Verrill, said the couple were increasingly worried about mosquito-born Zika, which can cause birth defects in babies.The virus, which is sexually transmissible, can also trigger adult-onset neurological problems such as Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which can cause paralysis and death.Verrill said Zika has caused “no end of concern” and was a major factor in her decision not to accompany Britain’s Rutherford to the Games with their son, Milo.“The Zika news has caused no end of concern if we’re totally honest,” Verrill wrote in an article for Standard Issue Magazine, which was posted on their website on Tuesday.“We’re not ones to worry unnecessarily, but after more than 100 medical experts stressed the Games should be moved to prevent the disease from spreading, this was a huge factor in us choosing to stay put. “We’ve also made the decision to have Greg’s sperm frozen. We’d love to have more children and with research in its infancy, I wouldn’t want to put myself in a situation which could have been prevented.”Last month, 150 international medical experts signed an open letter calling for the Rio Olympics to be moved or delayed, an appeal that was rejected by Brazilian authorities and the World Health Organisation.Several athletes have expressed concerns about Zika and some, including golfers Marc Leishman and Vijay Singh, have opted to skip the Games altogether.Nearly 1,300 babies have been born in Brazil with microcephaly — abnormally small heads and brains — since Zika began circulating there last year.The experts’ open letter said it posed an “unnecessary risk” to expose hundreds of thousands of visitors to potential infection, when they could then spread the virus internationally when they return home.But the WHO has classified the risk of Zika infection in August, which is the middle of winter in Brazil, as “minimal”.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Full Funding in Place, Homeless Veterans Village Advances

first_img“The key is to harness all these well-intentioned people and officials who stepped up,” Burry said. “Going forward, I would like to lend assistance with funding for facility projects, both as the county’s representative and a private citizen. I have a personal interest in this and intend to remain connected.” “We are beyond thrilled all the cooperative efforts of the past several years are coming together,” Buckley said. “Lillian Burry was the one who got it going and has been a huge help. We can’t do it by ourselves.” TINTON FALLS – With five funding sources and local approval secured, a new permanent, comprehensive residential community for 70 homeless Monmouth County veterans will adhere to its construction timeline despite the current coronavirus pandemic. By Laura D.C. Kolnoski Earlier this month Gov.Phil Murphy ordered allnonessential constructionhalted in the state as part ofefforts to stem the spread ofCOVID-19. This article originally appeared in the April 16th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. The site is adjacent to Fort Monmouth which is currently undergoing a massive redevelopment, transforming the former U.S. Army base into a mix of residential, retail, educational, high-tech, cultural, entertainment and office uses. The 1,126-acre fort spans three municipalities – Eatontown, Oceanport and Tinton Falls. Residents, who must go through a process that includes certification and a lottery system, will come from a variety of outreach efforts and referrals from social service organizations. The facility will be called the Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community – as are all Soldier On projects – named for a paralyzed Vietnam veteran who became deputy secretary of the Veterans Administration and was instrumental in helping Jack Downing, Soldier On president and founder, open the first such community in Massachusetts. Freeholder Lillian Burry,the county’s representativeon the Fort MonmouthEconomic RevitalizationAuthority (FMERA). LillianBurry thought it would bean “ideal” addition to thefort’s redevelopment. Shecontacted Downing, whomade a presentation toFMERA members. “The $9 million soft loan is a construction loan that gets eliminated with some permanent debt at the end of the project,” Buckley said. “We are fine-tuning construction costs and looking at a projected opening in August/September 2021.” “This is the rest of the story for the fort,” Freeholder Burry said. Potential locations emerged then failed to materialize for a variety of reasons. Donald Burry told his wife, “Don’t give up.” She initially contacted U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-4) for support and guidance, and traveled to Trenton with Monmouth County administrator Teri O’Conor to meet with New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver to appeal for grant money. Additional support and encouragement came from county prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, a U.S. Navy veteran who was born on Fort Monmouth and served in Afghanistan. There are an estimated 300 homeless veterans in Monmouth County. For information about current programs and services available, county residents can contact the county’s Department of Veterans Affairs, visitmonmouth.com.) center_img Baldwin said he’s not done with Soldier On either. “I have spoken to the large veterans group here at Seabrook,” he said. “There might be opportunities for us to help out. I’ll do anything they want me to do. I’m looking forward to it and waiting to get started. Let’s get on with it.” Buckley said the final cost is contingent on potential construction adjustments, like government architects and engineers requesting one type of material over another to save costs. Another factor is materials pricing, which could go up or down as a result of the virus’s long-term effects. Some bids have already been received, Buckley said. The funding includes a $6.5 million Tax Credit Equity from the Bank of America; a $4.1 million Tax Exempt Bond loan from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA); a $9 million soft loan from the NJHMFA; a $1.5 million soft loan from Federal Home Loan Bank of New York; and $369K from Monmouth County, which consists of federal Housing and Urban Development monies passed through and approved by the county’s Community Development program. Offering the Seabrook site from the borough of Tinton Falls were former Mayor Gerald Turning, a voting member of FMERA during his mayoralty, and former borough council president Gary Baldwin, a 26-year Air Force veteran officer, who worked actively on the fort’s redevelopment prior to his retirement in December 2019. Baldwin, who resides at Seabrook, said he is, “ecstatic and delighted” all funding for the project is now secured. Officials estimate fewer than one dozen occupants will be female, attended by all-female staff. Women will be housed in a separate section with its own entrance and amenities. “The average resident has had a number of decompensating events,” Downing said. “When they come into our care, that ceases. We are going to find a way to keep them so they don’t fail. Our ultimate goal is to provide formerly homeless veterans with permanent, supportive, sustainable housing.” Buckley said this will be Soldier On’s largest facility to date, built in cooperation with Winn Companies, a national operator of low-income housing tax credit units. Amenities will include fully furnished units, a multipurpose community room, outdoor patio with grills, a greenhouse and community garden, walking paths and a memorial columbarium where ashes of deceased residents can be interred. Support, therapeutic and life skills programs are of fered, and management teams are on site. Freeholder Burry arranged for resident transportation assistance through the county’s SCAT program. “We don’t anticipate any big impact on the timetable,” said Soldier On CEO Bruce Buckley April 10, days after receiving word of the final funding components. “Affordable housing falls under an essential service. We’ll begin site work when it’s feasible, hopefully in one or two months. We are actively working on it.” COURTESY LILLIAN BURRY Pictured with a rendering of the exterior of the new Soldier On homeless veterans community coming to Tinton Falls are, from left, Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian Burry, Soldier On president and founder Jack Downing, former Tinton Falls council president Gary Baldwin and Soldier On CEO Bruce Buckley. Soldier On’s journey to Tinton Falls began with Donald Burry of Colts Neck, a retired Coast Guard captain who read about the organization and told his wife, Monmouth County In December The Two River Times reported exclusively that Soldier On, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization headquartered in Massachusetts, will break ground on a four-story facility this spring. The site is on 11 vacant acres adjacent to the Seabrook Village retirement community on Essex Road. Originally given to the borough by Seabrook’s developer when the village was created, the property was in turn sold to Soldier On for $1. The total project is estimated at $14.7 million. “I started working with Lillian Burry early on,” he said. “After Gerald Turning and I decided to give the 11 acres to Soldier On, Bruce Buckley and Jack Downing visited and loved it. The right thing to do is get these men and women off the street and solve the problem. They need help and guidance. 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Just the facts please — Leafs eager to hear from KIJHL regarding suspension appeal

first_imgThe video says it all.But will it be enough to sway the BC Hockey Referee-in-Chief from reducing the suspensions of three players on the Nelson Hockey club is the question Leaf fans are waiting to hear.Last Saturday, in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game that was already over on the scoreboard, a line brawl erupted, leading to suspensions to Leafs Brent Headon, Sawyer Hunt and Nelson’s second leading scorer Dale Howell — the latter a whopping six game sit for being the instigator in a multiple fight donnybrook.last_img

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Kiva’s Causemopolitan on World Tour: Social Media for Social Good

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Interviews#Non-Profits#NYT#People in Tech#web Related Posts Editor’s note: This story is part of a series we call Redux, where we’ll re-publish some of our best posts of 2009. As we look back at the year – and ahead to what next year holds – we think these are the stories that deserve a second glance. It’s not just a best-of list, it’s also a collection of posts that examine the fundamental issues that continue to shape the Web. We hope you enjoy reading them again and we look forward to bringing you more Web products and trends analysis in 2010. Happy holidays from Team ReadWriteWeb!RWW: “Social media for social good” has become the catchphrase du jour, it seems. What does it actually mean; how much can social media users affect social change, and how?I am a strong believer in the idea that the things you do online are meant to facilitate your offline interactions. People are so fast to click a button, and that can be great. Retweeting, forwarding, and Facebook walls are great engagements. But what’s more difficult is the donate button. That’s the big hurdle and disconnect. I’m trying to provide these inspirational opportunities in time-boxed campaigns. Social media is slowly catching on, but there’s a lot of noise. Standing out is hard; it’s important to have an offline component.Berrent was visibly disturbed by what she witnessed at this Manila trash dump, where she saw shoeless children running through piles of debris.RWW: Tell me about your experiences with Kiva borrowers. What kinds of people and enterprises have you seen? In your opinion, does microlending have a measurable impact on struggling local economies?Kiva is really unique. It has a lot of power users – more than any nonprofit I’ve ever seen. One man has made a thousand loans. It’s individual stories, and people really connect. You get updates on that person, and people say it’s their favorite email of the month. As a microlending company, Kiva is one spoke in the larger wheel of microfinance. On a global scale, it has a very big impact.Typically, when you go to a village or province, certain industries are prevalent. In a fishing community, maybe the borrower bought a fishnet or a fishing boat. In an area with a lot of bamboo, it’s going to be crafts. I worked in eleven branch offices. I met over 40 different female borrowers individually and over 250 in my time there.I can see that the money Kiva provides makes a difference. Microfinance is a very slow process, and there are gems and sparks of people who break through the poverty cycle. When you see villages changing, it’s really something. It’s like watching grass grow, but it’s really beautiful grass.This woman is a pig farmer and a recipient of funds from a Kiva-affiliated organization.RWW: Now you’re working on a seven-day, seven-city tour to raise awareness and funds for malaria prevention through bed nets. Where did this idea come from?It’s a city-by-city competition on who can raise the most money for malaria nets, but also an opportunity for anyone to donate who wants to get involved. The tour starts this Saturday night in New York City and continues for the next seven days in Miami, New Orleans, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and ends in Los Angeles on Friday…I’d just finished Kiva training, and I was going to the Philippines for three months. And all I could think was, “When I come back, I’m going to be thirty.” I’ve honed in a lot on my direction – using the Internet to help people. And what if I could use this opportunity to give back, involving people in different parts of the country – something really ambitious?I wanted it to be about saving lives. I wanted to say, “I saved this many lives on my birthday.” I’ve done a lot of work in HIV and AIDS; I looked into that and polio and malaria, and that’s what stuck with me. The campaign has no administrative fees. One hundred percent of the funds go to malaria… in rural northern Ghana. Providing malaria nets will really be a part of saving lives there.Berrent met this monk in Burma and spent the afternoon pagoda-hopping with him.RWW: What needs or gaps do you see in philanthropic efforts online?I think it’s not having a strategy to begin with, not knowing the tools in your toolbox before you start. There’s a lot to be said for jumping in and having fun, but nonprofits don’t have the resources to play around online. They think it’s about getting interns and getting followers and fans without figuring out why a medium is important and how to make it successful for them.RWW: What’s one surprise – good or bad – that you’ve come across since you started working with Kiva? What did you not expect from this experience, and what did you learn?I learned that it’s much more complicated than the website makes it seem. There’s an entire division devoted to foreign exchange currency. The operational cost analysis, the challenges of technology in the developing world, the processes of remittance – it’s incredibly complex. There are regional specialists. On the site, you can make a loan in five clicks, but a lot of machinery comes together to make it that way.RWW: What’s next for you? Is there more globe-trotting in your immediate future? How do you think the web will continue to be part of your life and career?One of the best parts of this past year has been that I’ve gone through long periods where I didn’t have Internet access. That’s brought me a heightened and renewed sense of my purpose in the world and my authentic desire to make the world a better place. I’d like to be able to continue to support campaigns – even for-profit ventures – that I believe in, and I think social business is a wonderful intersection of the two.I want to explore avenues with online and offline components, while continuing to blog and tell stories I’m passionate about.Follow Berrent’s next adventures on Twitter or at her blog.And all this is just the tip of the iceburg that is Sloane Berrent’s fascinating story. For a fuller look at her travels and timeline, check out this list of her nine favorite posts on her blog, The Causemopolitan, covering humanitarianism, her work in New Orleans, the phenomenon of serendipity in international travel, and much more.Many thanks to Sloane Berrent for the use of her videos and images as well as for sharing her story with us and our readers. jolie odell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market It’s been a long and winding road for serial volunteer and social media philanthropist Sloane Berrent.Since her unplanned departure from an L.A.-based startup in 2008, Berrent has traveled through eight countries, documenting and publicizing the struggles of those in developing areas through her blog posts, tweets, images, videos, and her own presence at events at home and abroad. From post-Katrina New Orleans to a trash dump in Manila to a monastery in Burma, read on for her story of trying to achieve social good through social media. 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