I’d buy this UK growth share ahead of Roblox

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’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. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alphabet (C shares) and Apple. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Keywords Studios and recommends the following options: short March 2023 $130 calls on Apple and long March 2023 $120 calls on Apple. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Should this be the case, I think there’s a better way to play the gaming theme. Top UK growth stock Today’s full-year results from Dublin-based gaming services provider Keywords Studios (LSE: KWS) were as good as you might expect. Despite Covid-19 forcing many of the company’s employees to work from home, group revenue increased 14.4% to €373.5m. Pre-tax profit rose a whopping 86.6% to €32.5m. On top of this, Keywords ended the year with net cash (€102.9m), thanks in part to a successful €110m placing conducted in May.The outlook for earnings looks just as good. As a result of new console launches (Playstation 5 and Xbox X/S Series), Keywords expects to see increased demand across its service lines “in 2021 and beyond.” Indeed, joint interim CEO Jon Hauck said the company was “very confident” in its future, thanks to “the continued trend towards outsourcing and an increased focus on content creation in a growing video games market.”Buyer bewareAll this surely bodes well for the KWS share price over the medium-to-long term. This isn’t to say there won’t be some volatility along the way. Although up more than 1,000% over the last five years, the KWS share price has suffered some not-insignificant reversals over this period.  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. It’s not hard to see why the recent listing of California-based video game platform Roblox (NYSE:RBLX) has attracted so much attention. After all, the gaming industry has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of multiple lockdowns over the past year.Notwithstanding this, I’m not as confident as some that the share price will continue to soar from here, at least in the near future.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…Now, don’t get me wrong. Roblox’s chief pull — allowing players to create avatars that can move between games, all of which have been built by members of its own community — is attractive. When players can switch from creating a theme park to racing a car to starring in a fashion show, it’s perhaps no surprise Roblox is one of the biggest-grossing apps on Apple and Google devices. I’d buy this UK growth share ahead of Roblox However, the biggest concern for me is that Roblox isn’t profitable. The company posted a net loss of $253.3m in 2020. That was up significantly on the $71m loss reported in 2019 as a result of needing to pay developers more for their games.Factor in the hyper-competitive nature of the industry, a frothy £37bn valuation, and suggestions that many US tech firms have already had their time in the sun and I’m wondering if we could be in for a bout of profit-taking. Paul Summers | Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 | More on: KWS RBLX “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Like Roblox, there’s also the possibility that demand for the shares may moderate as investors grow wary that even the most committed gamers will want to get outside more over the next few months. These things matter when it’s considered that KWS shares already traded on a heady 38 times forecast earnings before markets opened this morning. Even so, I’d definitely feel more comfortable backing Keywords over Roblox. Aside from making real profits, the former is less focused on fickle young gamers. The ‘picks and shovels’ nature of its business also gives Keywords some earnings diversification that Roblox arguably doesn’t have. That said, I’m happy to continue funneling my money into this gaming-focused fund instead. 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! 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Updating: New dates set for New Errol project hearings

first_img Please enter your comment! TAGSCity of ApopkaNew Errol Project Previous articleBreaking News: 17-year-old shot in South ApopkaNext articleThe Apopka Voice Townhall set for Seats #1 and #2 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Updating Breaking News from last week:Planning Commission and City Council meetings scheduled for March/AprilDevelopment plans for the proposed New Errol project will be reviewed at a special Apopka Planning Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Apopka Community Center, 519 S. Central Ave. Special City Council meetings are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Apopka Community Center.Last week the City of Apopka canceled the meetings scheduled for February 20th (Planning Commission) and February 27th (City Council). Signature H Property Group, the developers of the New Errol project, presented their massive undertaking to the Apopka City Council in August of 2017. The project, which would completely transform Errol Estate, includes:A redesigned championship golf courseA 15,000 square foot clubhouse with restaurantA boutique lodge hotelA two-acre water parkOutdoor parks and trails264 new residencesA resort-like Adult Living FacilityIt was also learned in the August meeting that the project would cost $150-million to construct in total and that the 10-year projection for the project is expected to net $121 million.The City Council voted 4-1 to approve the Ordinance (2581) on first reading, which moved the project to a state review. In December, the state approved the project, which brought the project back to the City of Apopka for final approval. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

UshopUgive partnering with 70 charities

 22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online charity shopping mall UshopUgive has announced that it has now partnered with 70 charities. These include The British Red Cross, The British Heart Foundation, The Cancer Research Campaign, Save the Children, Marie Curie, and Help the Aged. They also have over 100 retailers on the site, but plan to limit the number. Marketing Manager Alistair Edwards told UK Fundraising: “we believe it is much better to provide shoppers with a reasonable selection of quality retailers in each product area rather than overloading people with long listings of retailers.” Visit UshopUgive. 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. Advertisement UshopUgive partnering with 70 charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 December 2000 | News read more

The Skiff: Jan. 23, 2020

first_imgLinkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Drew Mitchell is a Journalism major with an African American Studies Minor from Arlington, Texas. He has worked on staff for TCU 360 since his freshman year and is currently the Executive Editor of the Skiff, where they design and print a weekly paper for the TCU community. Facebook Twitter Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ Timeka Gordon influences America’s future leaders Life in Fort Worth + posts printVolume 118, Issue 14: Welcome back!Also: Volleyball player announces transfer to UCLA, men’s basketball loses two straight gamesFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info Previous articleWomen’s basketball falls in battle with No. 2 BaylorNext article‘Unchartered territory’ as Trump impeachment trial begins in the Senate Drew Mitchell Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/center_img Landing zones to remain on campus for spring semester Linkedin Facebook Twitter TCU receives 100 more COVID-19 vaccines ReddIt Drew Mitchell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life to host eighth annual Crossroads Lecture Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ The Skiff: Digital IssuesThe Skiff: Jan. 23, 2020By Drew Mitchell – January 23, 2020 122 last_img read more

Trial spotlights need to prosecute trolls who threaten journalists

first_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the trial of two men on a charge of harassing French journalist Nadia Daam online – which begins in a Paris criminal court today – but points out that most cases of cyber-harassment of journalists do not result in prosecutions. News FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedoms WomenInternet Organisation RSF_en to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedoms WomenInternet Follow the news on France Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 5, 2018 Trial spotlights need to prosecute trolls who threaten journalists News Daam is calling for “fair but firm” sentences for the two defendants, who were among a total of seven persons identified by police investigators after she filed a complaint last November about the online threats she received as a result of a report by her on Radio Europe 1 criticizing online trolls. “The point is to show that there are real people tapping the keys,” Daam’s lawyer, Eric Morain, told RSF. “When Nadia Daam gets death threats, it’s not in any way virtual for her. And it will not in any way be virtual for her harassers, when they appear in court in the flesh. This is when virtual ends and real starts.” Online collusion to gag journalists The many other journalists still waiting for their cyber-harassers to be prosecuted include Julie Hainaut, a Lyon-based freelancer who writes for Le Petit Bulletin, a weekly about Lyon culture. She was found herself at the centre of an exceptionally violent online media storm last September after reporting that the owners of a new cocktail bar called “La Première plantation” (The First Plantation) had spoken approvingly about the colonial era. “I was inundated with insults and threats,” she told the newspaper Libération. “They are looking for my address (…) I find it hard to breath. I can hardly sleep. I’m afraid.” She received a letter of support from interior minister Gérard Collomb and filed three complaints. But nothing ensued. “I feel that no one is listening to me,” says Hainaut, who received further threats in March. And filed another complaint. “We call for a thorough investigation into the online threats received by Julie Hainaut,” said Elodie Vialle, the head of RSF’s Journalism and Technology desk. “At a time when the authorities are legislating on sexist and sexual violence, including cyber-harassment, it is essential that they understand the gravity of these new threats to journalists. The aim of such online collusion – including campaigns of insults and threats, and the posting of hacked personal information with the aim of causing harm – is to silence journalists.” RSF is seeing more and more cases of online harassment. It exists in almost all countries and above all affects women journalists and investigative journalists. RSF recently called on the authorities in India to protect Rana Ayyub, a woman investigative reporter who has been the target of online harassment campaigns by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s troll armies. June 2, 2021 Find out more News News May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Investigation continuing into illegal dumping in Donegal Town

first_img Pinterest Google+ Investigation continuing into illegal dumping in Donegal Town Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic An investigation is continuing into significant illegal dumping in Donegal Town.Up to 50 bags of household rubbish were discovered dumped at a site near the town centre this week.The rubbish contained numerous soiled nappies among other household items which created a very unpleasant smell for residents living nearby.Local Cllr Tom Connaghan says CCTV is being reviewed in the area in a bid to catch those behind the incident:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/tomrubbishwebsat.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articlePolice arrest 103 people over drink or drug driving offencesNext articleCensus of deaths in long-term residential care to be carried out News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Facebook Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – April 18, 2020 WhatsApplast_img read more

Energetic electron precipitation associated with pulsating aurora: EISCAT and Van Allen Probe observations

first_imgPulsating auroras show quasi-periodic intensity modulations caused by the precipitation of energetic electrons of the order of tens of keV. It is expected theoretically that not only these electrons but also sub-relativistic/relativistic electrons precipitate simultaneously into the ionosphere owing to whistler-mode wave–particle interactions. The height-resolved electron density profile was observed with the European Incoherent Scatter (EISCAT) Tromsø VHF radar on 17 November 2012. Electron density enhancements were clearly identified at altitudes >68 km in association with the pulsating aurora, suggesting precipitation of electrons with a broadband energy range from ~10 keV up to at least 200 keV. The riometer and network of subionospheric radio wave observations also showed the energetic electron precipitations during this period. During this period, the footprint of the Van Allen Probe-A satellite was very close to Tromsø and the satellite observed rising tone emissions of the lower-band chorus (LBC) waves near the equatorial plane. Considering the observed LBC waves and electrons, we conducted a computer simulation of the wave–particle interactions. This showed simultaneous precipitation of electrons at both tens of keV and a few hundred keV, which is consistent with the energy spectrum estimated by the inversion method using the EISCAT observations. This result revealed that electrons with a wide energy range simultaneously precipitate into the ionosphere in association with the pulsating aurora, providing the evidence that pulsating auroras are caused by whistler chorus waves. We suggest that scattering by propagating whistler simultaneously causes both the precipitations of sub-relativistic electrons and the pulsating aurora.last_img read more


first_imgIS IT TRUE that the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is now the proud owner of a golf course?…the large block of acreage on the Northside where people play one of the sports of kings was picked up by the EVSC for the handsome sum of $3.5 Million? …golf is a declining sport when it comes to mass participation and it is no wonder that the Brinker family who owned the course were open to letting it go?…we wonder why the EVSC could not find a piece of land that was undeveloped, so they could get a better price?IS IT TRUE everyone is aware that the population is moving out if the City of Evansville and into the unincorporated area on the North and West side?…at this point there is a new North High School, a new McCutcheonville Elementary and this land is slated for a new Junior High, none of which would have been necessary if the City of Evansville had not been allowed to degrade to the point of no return?…we predict the Northside schools will continue to dominate the academic performance rankings along with the Signature School and area Catholic schools?…we wonder why the City of Evansville based schools and especially those on the South and Southeast sides have been allowed to degrade to the point that the kids are performing at a failing grade level?IS IT TRUE that Mole #3 tells the CCO that a couple of City of Evansville officials and some close surrogates may be getting sued by a couple of soon to be plaintiffs? …its been alleged that the first lawsuit will be about price gouging, a claim of retaliatory acts, defamation of his character and tortious interference with a contractural business relationship? …Mole #3 also alleges that the other lawsuit in the works will be about a wrongful termination and defamation of character?  …that both lawsuits damage claims may be well into six figures?  …we hope that the City of Evansville and their surrogates have good errors and omissions insurance to pay for the above threaten lawsuits?IS IT TRUE a reader asked us yesterday what the sponsorship value that Old National Bank eventually paid for the naming rights the building formerly known as The Centre? …we do not recall ever learning what the amount turned out to be after the value of $4 Million was allegedly reneged on because public held companies can’t overpay for things like naming rights?  …what we are sure of is that there was plenty of egg on plenty of faces when that sweetheart deal fell apart?IS IT TRUE in a recent media interview ECHO Executive Director Stephanie TenBarge declared she’s planning to paint a cool “Mural” on the side of the 27 one bedroom apartment for the homeless?  …in our opinion putting a painted “Mural” on the side of apartment building for the homeless is a total waste of our hard earned tax dollars?  …that ECHO Housing Board of Directors should be ashamed of allowing ECHO Executive Director Stephanie TenBarge to go forward with this wasteful “Mural”  project?FOOTNOTE: Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that it’s time for the State and Federal authorities do a comprehensive audit of the financial activities of the Evansville ECHO Housing?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Research may provide the tools to create better schools

first_imgJust as clinical trials are critical to enhancing human health and medicine, field experiments are critical to understanding human learning and education, according to a new paper published in the online journal Science.A team of economists and psychologists at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working together with organizations focused on enhancing education and reducing poverty in India, have demonstrated both the feasibility and the necessity of such experiments, the study noted.“Research in cognitive science has taught us a great deal about what children know and how they learn,” said Harvard Professor Elizabeth Spelke, the Marshall L. Berkman Professor of Psychology and one of the paper’s authors. “Much of that work applies to all children, worldwide, and it gives us methods for assessing children’s knowledge that are robust enough to work when implemented by adults with only high school education, working with children in hot and noisy slums. This research doesn’t tell us how to create better schools, but it gives us the tools to do field experiments that can.”While primary education now is compulsory in India, it was not widespread a generation ago. Poor Indian children are likely to live in families and communities with high rates of illiteracy and innumeracy. Countrywide studies show that many fail to learn the basic concepts and skills taught in primary schools, in large part because the curricula taught in the schools assumes a level of preparation that is not there.Drawing on decades of cognitive science research probing the nature and early development of mathematical reasoning, the Harvard and MIT team created a program for enhancing poor children’s readiness to learn mathematics, and evaluated it over a period of 18 months. More than 200 single-class preschools serving 1,500 children in Delhi were randomized to three conditions. One group received a math curriculum consisting of games training two aspects of intuitive mathematics: sensitivity to numbers, and geometry. Children from wealthy countries master these intuitive mathematics over their preschool years, and research in cognitive science suggests this is critical for later learning of symbolic mathematics.A second group received a curriculum of games with the same structure that trained sensitivity to aspects of human communication: sensitivity to emotional expressions and signs of attention. This skillset also develops in preschool and is widely thought to be critical to learning from others, but was not expected to affect math directly. Over a four-month period, the games were played for three weekly one-hour sessions in these two groups, while a third group of children received the regular preschool curriculum.To measure the effects of the games, all the children were assessed on a variety of abilities, including intuitive abilities close to the content of the games in the two curricula, such as determining which of two sets of objects was more numerous or which of two faces was happier, and symbolic abilities at the center of the primary school curriculum, such as identifying Arabic numerals or naming shapes.In the summer months immediately following preschool, the children showed effects of the math games intervention that closely paralleled effects found in Western children from developed countries: higher sensitivity to numbers and geometry on the intuitive measures that were close to the games, and also better mastery of the language and symbols of intuitive, preschool mathematics. In these respects, the study strongly confirmed the central findings from basic research in the cognitive science of mathematics, showing that those findings generalize across children living and learning in very different circumstances. Moreover, they show that field interventions can be effective, not only when implemented in carefully controlled model classrooms but also when implemented and evaluated by adults with minimal training and little connection to the research team.Shortly after the end of the first year of primary school, the children who had received the math games curriculum still reliably outperformed the other children at tests of intuitive numerical and spatial abilities. Although these children had no access to the math games after the end of the intervention, the benefits from the games persisted.In striking contrast, the intervention showed no effect on children’s mastery of symbolic school mathematics: By the end of first grade, children in the math games condition were no better than those in the other two conditions at deciphering Arabic numerals, performing simple verbal additions, or learning the vocabulary of school geometry. Just as well-supported findings in molecular biology do not guarantee the success of new medical treatments, key findings in cognitive science were reproducible in this population but failed to produce a successful educational curriculum.“We think our findings underscore both the feasibility and the necessity of randomized-controlled field experiments to test frontier cognitive science hypotheses in the field,” said Spelke.Why did the curriculum fail to improve school mathematics, even as it effectively trained intuitive concepts, and how might future studies succeed at this second step?“Our best guess is that our intervention did not increase kids’ performance in school because the gap between intuitive mathematics and formal mathematics is too large, and ordinary conversations and social interactions cannot bridge it in this context,” said Esther Duflo, a professor of economics at MIT and a co-author of the study.“Our ongoing interventions focus on versions of these games that exercise children’s intuitive mathematical abilities while also presenting the primary language and symbols of school mathematics. We should soon learn whether the new curriculum works better. In this respect, field research is no different from basic research: Both require multiple experiments, and learning from failures, to get things right.”This research was funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation and by Harvard’s Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative.last_img read more

Nativity scenes display cross-cultural traditions

first_imgAnnmarie Soller An exhibition of thirty Christmas nativity scenes, crèches, from around the world will be on display from Nov. 19 through Jan. 31, said John Cavadini, professor of theology and director of the Institute for Church Life. The crèches, on loan from the Marian Library International Crèche Collection at the University of Dayton, are spread throughout campus.“Some are in the Eck Center, some are in the main lobby of the Morris Inn, some are in McKenna Hall, some are in the Main Building, some are in the Hesburgh Library concourse,” he said. “Our idea is to have provided not simply an exhibition of artistic work — though that is what it is — but also to provide people the opportunity for pilgrimage, so that they can walk from one building to the other, and they can prayerfully encounter these images of the holy family and the nativity.“It’s probably nowhere more evident the global enculturation of the Gospel, than in the depiction of the nativity of the Lord, which is the third the joyful mystery of the rosary, as in interpreted by people of various cultures of the world, who have embraced this mystery in their heart. And so, in all of these crèches, we’re at once invited into one of the most intimate in a family’s life, the welcoming of a newborn child, and in contemplating this scene, we’re invited into what Christian faith believes to be the most intimate moment between God and creation, the Incarnation.”Rev. Johann G. Roten, S.M., director of research and special projects at the University of Dayton, delivered the opening lecture, entitled, “The Crèche: A Celebration of Christmas and Culture,” for the exhibit on Wednesday night in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium.Roten said the crèches demonstrate the close relationship between culture and religion.“And indeed, that relationship between culture and religion has always been a very important concern because where does religion begin? Where does culture stop? How do the two combine? Which is influencing the other?” Roten said. “All of these different things we try to develop and to study in and through our nativity collection.”There are three fundamental ways of looking at nativity traditions, which can be categorized as “mountain,” “landscape” or “village,” Roten said.“When you look through what became the oldest and most important of the nativity tradition, which is of Latin origin, a combination of Italy and Spain, through the city of Naples, a couple things come to the forefront, which have a deep theological meaning,” he said.The design of these crèches is such that the nativities are depicted at the bottom of a mountain, Roten said.“The idea being that the divinity, Jesus Christ, had to go through all the strata of human reality in order to get to the bottom of that reality, and therefore be able to assume the whole of that reality,” he said. “It’s a very important idea, and you find it in quite a lot of those different representations of the nativity.”The “landscape” is found in crèches of the German tradition, Roten said.“Nature becomes an important part, because it shows that the nativity is always a miracle,” he said. “And how do you represent the miracle? Difficult, of course to explain, but at least symbolically you can explain it, in showing in that landscape, for instance, an apple tree laden with apples. Now it’s the end of December. How could you explain it? That’s an illustration of the miracle.”The “village” is found in crèches of the French tradition, especially those of the Provence region, Roten said.“All inhabitants of the village would come to the manger,” he said. “The ‘village’ is an expression not only of the global village but also, what we call in theology the ecclesiology of communion. We have on the one hand great unity and on the other great diversity around the baby in the manger.”Tags: christmas and culture, creches, Institute for Church Life, rev. johann g. roten, roten, university of daytonlast_img read more