Stock market crash redux: Take the money and run? Here’s why I wouldn’t

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. Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 27th June, 2020 Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Carnival and InterContinental Hotels Group. 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. Image source: Getty Images Nothing’s worse than a stock market crash for an investor. For those of us who’ve lived through one (or more than one), it’s a nightmare to wake up one day with much of your capital’s value shaved off. It’s tempting to cut our losses and run at such times, especially when we don’t know how much worse the situation could get. But the depths of a stock market crash are almost never a good time to take the money and run. This is a point worth underlining at a time when speculation of a crash redux is rising. In fact, the contrary is true. In the words of legendary investor Warren Buffett, “Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble”. I’m of the view that market crashes are such opportunities even if doesn’t appear so at the time. 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…Consider index funds and defensives in a stock market crashIf we’d like to invest at such times, but don’t know where, I think index tracker funds are the way to go. The FTSE 100 has risen by 23% from the lowest point of the crash. Even on average, the FTSE 100 index is 9% higher in June than it was in March.We can also make relatively safe bets on individual stocks during a stock market crash. In fact, it’s possible that they’ll surpass index growth, which may be bogged down by other poorly performing stocks. Defensives are good buys during such times. These are companies that do well irrespective of how the economy is performing, yet their prices can weaken in the short term.Consider the FTSE 100 pest control and hygiene services provider Rentokil Initial, for instance. Its financials have remained robust during the coronavirus crisis as its services are deemed essential. Despite this, its share price fell sharply during the stock market crash. It has bounced back since then, of course. Cyclicals for the investor with risk appetiteAs essential as it is to have exposure to defensive stocks in our investing portfolio, investing in cyclicals can reap rich rewards over the medium to long-term. They do require a higher risk threshold, however. easyJet is an example of a cyclical I’ve mentioned multiple times now. It was one of the worst hit stocks, but soon enough it was flying high, suggesting that cyclicals can offer short-term gains too. It’s not the only one though. Intercontinental Hotels Group and Carnival Corporation are other examples. The only catch to cyclicals is that they need to be chosen carefully. For instance, I’m not convinced that Carnival can sustain its share price momentum, but I’m reasonably confident of easyJet. If our research and conviction are pointing in the direction of ‘buy’ and our previous track record gives us confidence in our calls, we may have a winner on our hands. And we don’t have to worry about a stock market crash redux then.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Stock market crash redux: Take the money and run? Here’s why I wouldn’tcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

If I had £1,000 and 5 years to wait, I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks right now

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 | More on: BARC DGE Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Something I keep having to remind myself of is the fact that investing is for the long term. With the volatile markets we’ve seen over the course of 2020, this is even more important. The FTSE 100 can move 5% higher or lower in a single day. These short-term movements can cause investors to either sell out too soon, taking a premature profit or solidifying a loss. I’m always trying to look at the FTSE 100 stocks I can buy with a holding period of five years or more. If I had £1,000 to deploy right now, here are two that I’d consider.A banking turnaroundOver the course of this year I’ve been firmly in the camp that thinks the banking sector is undervalued. To this end, I’d look to buy in to Barclays (LSE: BARC). I’d target it specifically as other FTSE 100 rivals have company-specific problems. HSBC is still going through a global restructure, and Lloyds Banking Group has a very large UK retail focus. Barclays is a good halfway-house in my opinion for those looking at the sector.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…The FTSE 100 stock is already starting to see a turnaround in its fortunes. Q3 results showed that the provisions made for bad loans were down 63% from the previous quarter. The diversified set-up of the bank also means the struggling retail arm can be offset by the corporate and investment arm. This side showed growth in income of 24% year-to-date versus the same period last year.With my time horizon of five years, I think this allows me to buy in at a good time right now. Barclays stock would need to rally another 25% from current levels to reach the same price as seen in January. So I feel it’s a good discount at which to buy the FTSE 100 stock now and to hold for the potential turnaround over the coming years. A FTSE 100 stalwart stockDiageo (LSE: DGE) has been traded on the LSE for several decades. It sits in the FTSE 100 with a market capitalisation of over £67bn, and owns some of the biggest household beverage names. These include Guinness, Johnnie Walker, Baileys and Smirnoff. If I’d got £1,000 to invest right now for the long term, this would be one of my top picks. The pandemic has impacted the business, with net sales down 8.7% over the course of the 2020 financial year. But I feel this is just a short-term blip that offers me another discount to be able to buy in at. This is because the company sells predominately alcoholic brands. These have shown low fluctuations in demand over many years, as consumers have a fairly constant need. This demand is truly global as well, with the top six brands giving Diageo over £16bn worth of revenue in the year, accounting for 39% of global sales.To me, the grip that Diageo has in owning and marketing these top brands will ensure that financial dips in performance will never be over a long period. So I’d look carefully to consider buying the FTSE 100 stock now, as a safe investment for the next five years and beyond. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.center_img 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. 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. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, Diageo, HSBC Holdings, and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. 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Silent House IV / Leonardo Jáuregui + Leandro Zapata

first_img Houses Photographs:  Federico Cairoli Construction:Carlos MadridSqm Cost:U$S 445City:Mar del PlataCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliText description provided by the architects. The Silent Houses have much to say. They are searching for new experiences of living. They are isolated from the world, because they feel somewhat hostile. They are not interested in the context, but sometimes they can look the outside . They are hard and dry, but the inside is neutral, appropriated and unstable. They are home to a hermit life.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe property is located in a residential neighborhood of medium density.The proximity to the sea with its particular climate, low traffic and low occupancy of the homes in the area at certain times of year, are definite circumstances to decide the location as a succession of indoor experiences.Save this picture!DiagramA succession of courtyards and filters organizes the house.The garage functions as a first filter access from the outside. The first court announces the arrival of the living space.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThrough the corridor you enter to another courtyard, this time covered (winter garden), which functions as a central space.This works as a hub from which you can access to all rooms of the house. As in the ovenbird nest, the central space avoids “contamination” of the external environment, generating an “extra suitable- space” which can function as recreational space, work or simply as expansion.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliA living room  area integrated makes most of the wide of the plot and a large glazed surface is related (or not) with the backyard.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!Facade”We feel that nowadays,  one of the needs of people is more freedom, at least in spatial terms. They want to avoid the constrictions and we feel that if you give them more possibilities they will thank them, because then they can develop their own freedom. In this sense, modernity is interesting because, according to our interpretation, there are no fixed territories, no fixed functions in a space. So you can imagine how easily you can move in the space, but in order to  do that it has to be greater than the minimum. “Anne LacatonExtra space, Extra apropiable.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Proposals: Gateway Sculpture & Playspace ImprovementsBuilt Projects & MasterplansAlternative Designs for Sport FacilitiesIdeas Share “COPY” Silent House IV / Leonardo Jáuregui + Leandro ZapataSave this projectSaveSilent House IV / Leonardo Jáuregui + Leandro Zapata Silent House IV / Leonardo Jáuregui + Leandro Zapata ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796875/silent-house-iv-leonardo-jauregui-plus-leandro-zapata Clipboard Year:  Argentina ArchDaily Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 33 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796875/silent-house-iv-leonardo-jauregui-plus-leandro-zapata Clipboard Area:  197 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Leandro Zapata, Leonardo Jáuregui Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Photographs CopyHouses•Mar del Plata, Argentina 2012 CopyAbout this officeLeonardo JáureguiOfficeFollowLeandro ZapataOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMar del PlataArgentinaPublished on October 10, 2016Cite: “Silent House IV / Leonardo Jáuregui + Leandro Zapata” [Casa Muda IV / Leonardo Jáuregui + Leandro Zapata] 10 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?静·宅 Ⅳ / Leonardo Jáuregui + Leandro Zapata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 streamlast_img read more

The Stiles Road / Architectural Farm

first_imgProducts used in this ProjectWindowsReynaers AluminiumWindow Systems – CS 77City:DublinCountry:IrelandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ste MurrayText description provided by the architects. The project comprises of the renovation and extension to the rear of a 1930′s semi-detached house in Clontarf. The house was modernized 15 years ago but with the arrival of the owners two children, the house, and its extension, no longer fulfilled the owners’ needs. The brief was to insulate and refurbish the original house and enlarge and improve the rear extension to provide a family room and kitchen at the ground and a new master bedroom on the first floor.Save this picture!© Ste MurraySave this picture!Sketches and AxonometryThe new addition is a dense brick tower framed between two existing trees. The brick, expressed externally and internally, is stitched together with the original house by a corner glass door addressing an existing patio space. The brick walls have a tapering section to support the structure of the new master bedroom which contrasts in function, texture, and lighting to that of the living space.Save this picture!© Ste MurrayThe brick echoes that of the existing front façade of the house. The use of brick externally and internally seeks to make the new structure as much a part of the garden as it is of the house by blurring the threshold between house and garden/ Inside and outside, while also bringing warmth, and a sense of permanence and security to the new addition. The south elevation has a double height window, drawing south light into the extended family space. The garden façade has offset windows to create a ‘social façade’ between the master bedroom and west facing concrete bench.Save this picture!© Ste MurrayProject gallerySee allShow lessTrailblazer Apprenticeships Could Bring Overdue Relief for Architecture StudentsArchitecture NewsSuperlofts Blok Y / Marc Koehler ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898476/the-stiles-road-architectural-farm Clipboard ArchDaily 2018 The Stiles Road / Architectural Farm Architects: Architectural Farm Year Completion year of this architecture project Ireland CopyHouses, Extension•Dublin, Ireland Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, Sika, Ibstock, Kilsaren, Xtratherm Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” Projects Photographs Houses Year:  The Stiles Road / Architectural FarmSave this projectSaveThe Stiles Road / Architectural FarmSave this picture!© Ste Murray+ 35Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs:  Ste Murray Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeArchitectural FarmOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionDublinIrelandPublished on July 19, 2018Cite: “The Stiles Road / Architectural Farm” 19 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save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 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898476/the-stiles-road-architectural-farm Clipboardlast_img read more

BG Energy Challenge raises over £205,000 in three days

first_imgBG Energy Challenge raises over £205,000 in three days 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.  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This weekend more than 30 companies from within the energy industry took part in the three day long BG Energy Challenge 2007 – UK to raise over £205,000 for charity. The funds will be divided between CARE International and SPARKS, the overseas development and children’s medical research charities.The annual event hosted by global natural gas business BG Group, saw more than 200 team members, including global directors from teams including Accenture, BP, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, travel to Stirling, Scotland to take on the series of tough physical, mental and strategic challenges. After six tough stages the impressive winner was the team from Western Geco from Gatwick. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 July 2007 | Newslast_img read more

Zimbabwe’s only independent daily paper fire-bombed

first_img September 1, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica RSF_en News “This is a serious attack on press freedom in Zimbabwe and the authorities must ensure the culprits are punished,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard. “As the presidential elections approach, journalists must have maximum security so they can continue to inform the public.” Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell to go further February 11, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Zimbabwe’s only independent daily paper fire-bombedcenter_img A few days before, according to the Daily News staff, members of the ruling ZANU-PF party had stuck election pictures of President Robert Mugabe on the windows of the paper’s offices. Party militants warned that if these were removed, they would return and set fire to the building. RSF notes that last year Zimbabwe became one the countries in Africa where press freedom was most harshly repressed. Over the past 12 months, more than 20 journalists were arrested by security forces. President Mugabe has been placed on RSF’s world-wide list of predators of press freedom. During the night of 10-11 February 2002, RSF learns that two home-made fire-bombs were lobbed through the windows of the Daily News offices in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city. A night watchman quickly put out the fire and nobody was hurt. At the same time, two more fire-bombs were thrown at a printing works that recently produced posters for the main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). ZimbabweAfrica Follow the news on Zimbabwe News Reports November 12, 2020 Find out more News In a letter addressed to the Minister of Home Affairs, John Nkomo, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières – RSF) expressed deep concern about the fire-bombing of the Bulawayo offices of Zimbabwe’s only independent daily newspaper, the Daily News. The organisation called on minister John Nkomo to make serious and impartial efforts to find and punish those responsible. Receive email alertslast_img read more

Need for referee protection is highlighted after substantial bans

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleTwo taken to hospital following crash in ManorcunninghamNext articleWarning issued of scam callers doing rounds in Strabane and Omagh News Highland Need for referee protection is highlighted after substantial bans Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Facebookcenter_img Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNewsSport By News Highland – November 23, 2018 Sligo Rovers go top of Premier Division WhatsApp Kelly nets hat-trick in Bohs win Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Football clubs will be responsible for making sure the lengthy bans imposed on three players involved in a referee assault, are enforced.Three Mullingar Town players have been banned from the sport for 40 years, following a post-match incident in Offaly which left Donegal born referee Daniel Sweeney with serious facial injuries.A spectator also involved – who already had a life-ban from playing – won’t be allowed coach, manage or be part of a club committee.Paul O’Brien – President of the Irish Soccer Referees Society – says it’s up to clubs to enforce the bans………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/16referee.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2last_img read more

Urgent clarity sought after reports three school campus site sold

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleHousing waiting lists figures being manipulated – claimNext articleSIPTU workers at RAP call off strike to enter talks News Highland Twitter Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Urgent clarity is being sought from the Education Minister following reports that a site identified for the three-school campus in Buncrana has been sold. It’s understood that the site, located on the outskirts of the town has been sold to a third party.Planning for the three school campus has been ongoing for over a decade with the Ballymacarry site long since deemed as the preferred location.Donegal Senator Padraig MacLochlainn says he and other public representatives were led to believe that negotiations were at a positive stage:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/padvfbvbvbvbvcmapus.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – October 2, 2018 Urgent clarity sought after reports three school campus site sold News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

A prisoner’s tale

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson During the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States, 2011-15, people from all walks of life and of all ages will visit the sites of the historic battles that pitted father against son and brother against brother.Civil War trails have been established, re-enactments planned and special events and activities will commemorate this dark period of American history.Andersonville National Historic Site in Andersonville, Ga., includes the Andersonville Civil War Prison Camp, the 16-acre prison camp that was designed to hold 10,000 Union prisoners but, at one time, held 33,000 prisoners. More than 13,000 prisoners died at Andersonville prison of starvation, malnutrition, diarrhea and disease. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration A prisoner’s tale Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 1:46 pm Saturday, August 27, 2011 Surviving prison camps called ‘a miracle’The Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States began on April 14, the date that shots were fired at Fort Sumter in 1861, and will officially end on May 26, the date that the last Confederate troops surrendered in 1865.An estimated 620,000 lives were lost during the War Between the States, making it the most costly war that America has fought. Email the author McPherson said that conditions in the prison camps in the North were not much better – freezing temperatures, smallpox and dysentery. “Prisoners were deliberately mistreated in retaliation of the conditions their prisoners were living in at Andersonville,” he said. “There was death and dying in those Union camps every day, too.”McPherson said it was a miracle that any prisoner left the war camps alive.One “miracle” returned to Pike County, Alabama.At the age of 17, Yancey Bryan of Mossy Grove joined Company “F” of the 57th Alabama Infantry. He participated in the battles of Resaca, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Franklin and Nashville.“Yancey Bryan was captured at Nashville while on picket duty,” said John Phillip Johnston of Brundidge who is Bryan’s great-grandson. “He was sent to the notorious prison camp at Camp Douglas, Illinois, where he remained until he was paroled at the end of the war.”Camp Douglas Prison was called the North’s Andersonville. Confederate soldiers starved to death as food rations were withheld. Many were deprived of blankets during severe weather and froze to death. One in five prisoners died at Camp Douglas, which had the highest mortality rate of all Union Civil War prisons.Johnston said he had heard many stories about his great-grandfather from his grandmother and his mother.“My great-grandfather told my grandmother that the Confederate soldiers at Camp Douglas were offered parole on the condition that they would fight for the Union,” Johnston said. “But, being die-hard Southerners, they wouldn’t do that.”Bryan refused all offers of parole and somehow he survived the conditions of Camp Douglas. When the war ended, he was given a half loaf of stale bread and a ham bone with shreds of meat clinging to it. Bryan was so hungry that he gnawed the bone like a starving dog.“He probably was close to starving,” Johnston said. “The railroad system was all torn up so the only way he had to get home was by walking. And he was looking at a long walk home, about 750 miles and he didn’t even know which way home was. He probably knew which way was south but that was all.”Johnston said that, when nightfall came, Bryan always tried to be close to a church.“He thought that if he could slip in a church that he would be safe. One night, he said that he couldn’t find a church so he crawled up next to a picket fence. Some time during the night, he felt something nudge up against him and it almost scared him to death. Now, he was only 18 years old. When he finally got up to look, it was an old hog rooting around him. He guessed the hog was smelling that old ham bone he kept to gnaw on.”Bryan walked every step of the way from Fort Douglas near the shores of Lake Michigan to Mossy Grove in Pike County.Bryan married Susan Pinckard of Hilliard’s Cross Roads and they had 10 children. After the death of his first wife, Bryan married Amy Herrington and they had six children and five of them, Florence Helms, Maud Reddock, Claude Bryan, Lula Belle Carlisle and Leila Bryan, were citizens of Brundidge.“When my mother, Helen Helms Johnston, was a student at Pike County High School in 1928, she was studying American history,” Johnston said. “Her teacher asked her if her grandfather was a veteran of the War Between the States. Mother said that he certainly was so the teacher asked her to bring him to the class to speak to the students about the war and his prisoner of war experiences.“Mother said that she was so proud of him the day he came and spoke to her class,” Johnston said. “She said the students were enthralled with his stories and Grandpa Bryan fully enjoyed being the center of attention.” You Might Like Sticks and stones Charlotte Adamson has been collecting cypress knees and driftwood for years. She and her husband, Kimble, collect the pieces along… read more Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Skip By Jaine Treadwell Dr. Milton McPherson, retired Troy University history professor, said that conditions at Andersonville were so atrocious because the Southern railroad system had been destroyed and there was no way to get food and medical supplies to the prisoners.The camp’s only water supply was a stream that ran through the camp. In short time, the stream became contaminated but the prisoners had no other choice but to consume it.As the number of prisoners grew, 10 acres were added to the camp but it was so overcrowded that the prisoners were standing almost shoulder-to-shoulder.“Gen. Lee requested time after time, the exchange of prisoners but the Union would have no part of that,” McPherson said. “The South had only a fraction of the manpower of the North so the North had the advantage in manpower. War is the mutual destruction of man and materials. There was no reason for Grant to give back prisoners to return and fight for the Union. So, the commander at Andersonville did the best he could with what little he had.”last_img read more

Bear bursts through wall ‘like the Kool-Aid Man’ to escape Colorado home, police say

first_imgEstes Park Police Department/Facebook(ESTES PARK, Colo.) —  A bear that broke into a Colorado home made a wild escape to avoid being taken into custody when law enforcement arrived.The bear may have been attracted to the scent of garbage when it entered a home near Fall River Road in Estes Park, Colorado, Friday night, according to a statement from the Estes Park Police Department.When an officer arrived at the home, the bear then “forcibly breached in the wall like the ‘Kool-Aid Man,’” police said, referring to the mascot in the shape of a pitcher who would burst through walls before saying the catchphrase “Oh yeah!” in Kool-Aid commercials.Photos police posted to Facebook show a large hole next to the home’s door, which the bear created to make its getaway.Officials from Colorado Parks and Wildlife advised residents to routinely close and lock all doors and windows to their homes and vehicles.Bears in the area are so habituated to retreiving food from vehicles that some are going car to car to see if they are unlocked, even if they don’t see or smell food, according to the department.Some vehicles that bears have broken into were clean of any attractants — “not even a crumb,” wildlife officials said, describing the animals as “extremely smart.”“Make it a routine to check everything is closed up before you go to bed or leave the house to do errands,” department officials said. “Please do your part to keep bears wild.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more