Here’s why I think the easyJet, IAG and TUI share prices could double in 2021

first_img FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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. Image source: British Airways Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Speaking of share prices that could double in 2021, take a look at this top pick from The Motley Fool’s experts… Companies in the travel and tourism industry have been among the worst casualties of the Covid-19 pandemic. After all, worldwide lockdown restrictions have caused the number of people travelling to plummet. As a result, most companies in the sector have been bleeding cash for a while now.Among those particularly hard hit are the airlines. With passenger numbers down by around 90% at present, I’d be forgiven for seeing them as poor investment targets.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…Nevertheless, I think many travel stocks – particularly the airlines – look very cheap right now. As such, I think they could be among the strongest gainers throughout 2021. Here’s why.A vastly improving outlook for the airline industryAfter months of doom and gloom from the pandemic, we finally have some good news on the cards. Namely, the international rollout of several Covid-19 vaccines. Unsurprisingly, the idea of a return to air travel has become a real prospect for 2021 and beyond.Think of the pent-up demand for foreign travel and holidays, which has been brewing over the last nine months or so. Once it’s safe to do so, I expect a mass return to summer holidays, winter getaways and weekend retreats.While there are plenty of obstacles to navigate along the way, it’s hard to deny the presence of a vastly improving outlook for the airline industry. However, a return to pre-Covid passenger numbers won’t come overnight. In fact, analysts warn it could take years and this will remain a challenge for travel-linked stocks.Nonetheless, a steady increase in passenger numbers throughout 2021 and beyond is encouraging news for airlines and their finances.What about the easyJet, IAG and TUI share prices?Speaking of which, the toll on airline revenues is evidenced by the sharp fall in the share prices of companies such as easyJet, International Airlines Consolidated Group and TUI. The three companies have shaved around 40%, 36% and 31% off their respective valuations since the beginning of 2020.Although since then, their share prices have been rising, all three remain a significant way from their pre-Covid valuations. This means there could be plenty of room for growth over the coming years. That said, it will be largely dependent on a swift recovery for air travel.From November through to early December, I think we got an early glimpse of what an improving outlook for the airline industry could look like in terms of rising valuations. The easyJet, IAG and TUI share prices each rallied by around 80%, nearly doubling in the space of one month.A potentially lucrative investment opportunity?However, I think that rally was a little premature. After all, we haven’t yet witnessed a mass return of air passenger travel and there appears to be some way to go before the majority of the population is vaccinated. With that in mind, I wouldn’t rule out a potential pullback over the coming weeks and months.In spite of this, I remain confident that the three share prices stand a strong chance of doubling in 2021 thanks to an improved outlook for the industry and the smooth rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme. I’d buy today and hold for the long term. 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(Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Here’s why I think the easyJet, IAG and TUI share prices could double in 2021 Matthew Dumigan | Friday, 22nd January, 2021 Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. See all posts by Matthew Dumiganlast_img read more

Burkina Faso, Iran and Laos become full members of World Rugby

first_imgWorld Rugby is the sport’s governing body (Getty Images) Chairman: Sir Bill Beaumont (Getty Images)Lao Rugby Federation CEO and 2020 World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship member, Viengsamai Souksavanh commented: “Becoming a full member of World Rugby has been our dream and we are thrilled to be able to finally accomplish this during Lao Rugby’s 20 year anniversary. Our thousands of coaches and players, over half of whom are female, across Laos will be joining us in celebrating this great accomplishment and in working even harder to use the boost of full membership to expand and develop rugby even further across the country.”Dr Hassan Mirzaaghabeik, President Iran Rugby President said: “Iran Rugby has gone through difficult conditions to reach today. So at this point, I would like to thank the people who have helped Iran move forward in the development of rugby in Asia, including Sir Bill Beaumont, World Rugby Women’s Rugby General Manager Katie Sadleir, Qaith Abdullah Al Dhalai and all the World Rugby representatives in Asia. Iranian women are more active in rugby today than men and this is due to the efforts of Nahid Biyarjomandi.”Tanka Lal Ghising, Nepal Rugby Association President said: “I would like to express my sincere thanks to World Rugby from Nepal, a nation containing Mount Everest for this immense recognition in World Rugby as an associate member. It has been a great achievement to develop rugby in Nepal under my leadership since 2012. We are delighted by the recognition of our continuous devotion to the sport. The dimensions of Nepal Rugby have increased with this decision and Nepal is eager to bear the new responsibility.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Burkina Faso, Iran and Laos are the latest rugby nations to become full member of World Rugby, the sport’s governing body.At its virtual interim council meeting earlier in the week, the three unions were anounced as full members, while while Nepal and Panama become new associate members  of the international federation. The moves bring the World Rugby’s global membership to 128 national unions.Related: The uphill climb to grow rugby in NepalWorld Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “World Rugby is delighted to welcome Burkina Faso, Iran and Laos as new full members and Nepal and Panama as associate members as we continue our commitment to the sustainable global growth of the sport combined with strong governance.“We are dedicated to increasing the breadth and diversity of the global game and the progress being made in countries such as these is a great tribute to the many talented coaches, administrators and volunteers involved in growing the sport across the emerging nations.“Increasing the interest, participation and executive positions for women in rugby is a key objective for World Rugby so it is particularly pleasing to see the leading roles being played by women in both the Burkina Faso and Iran unions. As members of the World Rugby family we will work with these unions to provide them with continuous support and a solid framework to accelerate the growth of the sport in their countries.” Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Applications now open for UK & Ireland 2018 Creator Awards

first_imgApplications now open for UK & Ireland 2018 Creator Awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Awards Funding Melanie May | 22 February 2018 | News The Creator Awards, launched last year by WeWork to reward those with new ideas for making the world a better place, have opened for 2018 in the UK and Ireland.The awards include more than $1 million of available funds per city for individuals and organisations. Since launching the programme in March 2017, WeWork has given away more than $15 million in Creator Awards funding and has received more than 7,000 applications from creators in cities all over the world. To date, there have been 167 winners with more than 170 jobs created at the businesses funded.Applications have now opened for the London awards, which serve the UK and Ireland with a deadline of 23 September. The Awards are open to both WeWork members and companies outside of the WeWork network. Applicants are invited to submit entries in one of four categories:The Nonprofit Award: for charitable organisations big and small ($130k – $360k awarded)The New Venture Award: for entrepreneurs and companies with fresh ideas ($130k – $360k awarded)Community Giver Award: for those making a difference in their local community ($36k – $130k awarded)The Performing Arts Award: for entertainers and groups with a unique point of view ($18k – $72k awarded)The Creator Awards are intended to acknowledge and empower those who exemplify the WeWork mantra: “Create Your Life’s Work”.Following a review process, finalists from the region will be chosen to present live in front of a panel of judges at the Regional Semi-final event taking place in London on 23 October. The event will give attendees the opportunity to learn new skills at master classes, shop member products at the pop-up market, and make connections at the job fair. In addition to the pitching, the second half of the evening will feature the announcement of the winners and live musical performances, followed by a celebration into the night.Since March 2017, WeWork has hosted more than 20,000 attendees across eight Regional Semi-final Creator Awards events around the globe, plus one Global Finals event in New York City in early January 2018. In addition to London and Berlin, other Creator Awards events are planned this year in Shanghai, São Paulo, Seoul, Mexico City, San Francisco, Nashville, and Jerusalem. The winners of the Regional Semi-final events will then be eligible to potentially present at the Global Finals for the chance to win additional funds in January 2019.  111 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

UN and WHO asked to stop discriminating against Taiwanese journalists

first_img Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders is exasperated by the UN’s inability to resolve the problem of Taiwanese journalists who want to cover the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva. Their requests for accreditation were refused again this year on the sole grounds that they are Taiwanese. “The United Nations has continued to hide behind a rule forbidding the accreditation of journalists from a country that is not recognised by the UN”, the press freedom organisation said. May 22, 2008 – Updated on January 25, 2016 UN and WHO asked to stop discriminating against Taiwanese journalists Organisation Reporters Without Borders is exasperated by the UN’s inability to resolve the problem of Taiwanese journalists who want to cover the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva. Their requests for accreditation were refused again this year on the sole grounds that they are Taiwanese.”It is incredible that the same week that Ma Ying-jeou was sworn in as Taiwan’s new president, the United Nations has continued to hide behind a rule forbidding the accreditation of journalists from a country that is not recognised by the UN, thereby preventing Taiwanese journalists from covering the World Health Assembly,” Reporters Without Borders said.”In practice, the UN is reinforcing China’s policy of using its influence as a permanent member of the UN Security Council to exclude Taiwan from international bodies to the detriment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 19 of which guarantees press freedom and the free flow of information.”Reporters Without Borders added: “World Health Organisation director-general Margaret Chan rightly said at the opening of the World Health Assembly on 19 May that, ‘Good health is a foundation for prosperity and contributes to stability, and these are assets in every country.’ Except for Taiwan, one is tempted to add. Dr Chan called for ‘balance in matters of health.’ We call for balance in matters of news and information.”This is the fifth year running that the UN and WHO have rejected requests from Taiwanese journalists to be accredited to cover the World Health Assembly in Geneva. The Central News Agency’s local correspondent, Ying-chen Jou, and Macro TV’s Brussels correspondent, Ingrid Hui-ying Huang, submitted their requests at the end of last month. Radio Taiwan International reporter Frank Kuo-hwa Tseng decided to go to Geneva without requesting accreditation, although he knew that without it he had no chance of being allowed into the assembly.The WHO has already said in the past the UN’s Department of Public Information is responsible for refusals to issue accreditation. This department requires that applicants submit “a valid passport from a state recognised by the UN General Assembly” and that they “work for an officially registered media in a country recognised by the General Assembly.”Since surrendering its UN seat to the People’s Republic of China in 1971, Taiwan has failed to obtain readmission to the UN and the various UN agencies whether as an independent entity in its own right or just as an observer, like the Palestinian Authority. Under pressure from China, its journalists have not been allowed to cover the WHO’s annual assembly since 2004.This has had the effect of depriving the Taiwanese media of independent information about the leading public health issues being debated this week including the health consequences of climate change, the worldwide increase in the prices of basic foodstuffs and the fight against flu and other pandemics.Condemning the refusal by the UN and WHO to grant accreditation to its members, the Association of Taiwan Journalists has appealed to the international community to supports its demand that “Taiwanese journalists be granted the same right to news as others.”The Geneva-based Association of Correspondents Accredited to the United Nations adopted a resolution in March calling on UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon to reconsider the current discriminatory policy and bring it into line with “the spirit and the letter” of the UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights. RSF_en last_img read more

Data Shows April Was Prosperous For Housing

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Data Shows April Was Prosperous For Housing Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Share Save Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Bureau of Labor Statistics Housing Market NAHB National Association of Home Builders 2015-06-05 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Bureau of Labor Statistics Housing Market NAHB National Association of Home Builders Home / Daily Dose / Data Shows April Was Prosperous For Housing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 5, 2015 1,523 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago With new home sales up by 26 percent, new home inventories slightly increasing, new home prices on the way up, and existing-home sales hitting a nine-year high, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist and SVP David Crowe declared April to be a “good month for housing.”In the NAHB’s Eye on Housing blog earlier this week, Crowe cited a number of positive housing statistics that indicate that April was a prosperous month for the industry in spite of the U.S. economy contracting at an annualized rate of minus 7 percent in Q1. The lack of economic growth in Q1 did nothing to damper economists’ predictions about housing recovery for 2015, however, largely because of strong April numbers.The U.S. Census Bureau and HUD reported that new home sales grew at an annualized rate of 517,000 in April, which was an increase of 6.8 percent. The pace of new home sales in Q1 was up 26 percent from the same quarter in 2014. New home inventories increased up to 205,000 in April, which is still two-thirds of the 50-year average of 317,000 but well above the low experienced in August 2012. An industry shift to move-up buyers has largely been responsible for an 8.3 percent year-over-year increase in new home prices, according to Crowe.The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index increased by 14 percent year-over-year in April up to a nine-year high; home sales should rise in the coming months, considering an improving labor market and a pending home sales measure increase. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Thursday that 344 out of 387 metropolitan areas reported lower unemployment rates in April than a year earlier, while the national unemployment rate in April was 5.1 percent (not seasonally adjusted), down from 5.9 percent in April 2014. On Friday, the BLS reported job gains of 280,000 in May and 3.01 million jobs added over the last 12 months.”First-quarter data suggest improvements for a persistent headwind for residential construction growth: availability of acquisition, development and construction (AD&C) loans. NAHB analysis of FDIC data indicated that the stock of AD&C loans grew by 4.8 percent during the first quarter, with a year-over-year increase of 17 percent,” Crowe said. “NAHB survey data also indicate ongoing easing conditions for AD&C funds, particularly for constructions loans.”The stock of AD&C loans remains more than 73 percent lower than in Q1 2008, which indicates that a lending gap remains, Crowe said. Also, tight credit for the purposes of development has created a building lot shortage.”A May 2015 NAHB industry survey found that 62 percent of builders reported that the supply of lots in their areas was low or very low, up from a 43 percent response in September 2012. Shortages are most acute among desirable ‘A’ location lots,” Crowe said.However, data from the Census Bureau indicates that single-family construction spending increased by 9 percent year-over-year in April, which is an indication that homebuilding is growing, according to Crowe. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Ocwen Reacts to Recent Actions By Credit Ratings Agencies Next: New HUD Website Offers Free Online Housing Counselor Traininglast_img read more

Donegal South West By-Election – Second Count

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest By News Highland – November 26, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleDonegal South West By-Election – First CountNext articleDonegal South West By-Election – Third Count News Highland Donegal South West By-Election – Second Count Distribution of Anne Sweeney’s 133 votesSenator Pearse Doherty   SF  +17       13,736Cllr Frank Mc Brearty Lab +9    3,375Senator Brian O’Domhmaill FF  +14    7,358Cllr Barry O’Neill   FG   +18    6,442Cllr Thomas Pringle  Ind   +53    3,491Cllr Frank Mc Brearty eliminatedcenter_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week News Pinterest Facebook Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Councillor Mickey Doherty co-opted onto Donegal County Council

first_img Councillor Mickey Doherty co-opted onto Donegal County Council Google+ By News Highland – July 23, 2018 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Former Fine Gael Councillor Mickey Doherty has been officially co-opted onto Donegal County Council today.He replaces John Ryan in the Inishowen Municipal District who announced his resignation in May.Former Cllr. Mickey Doherty was first elected to Donegal County Council in 2009 and represented the Inishowen MD for five years.Speaking in the Council chamber today, Cllr Doherty says he is glad to be back and is looking forward to representing his local people in the year ahead: Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articleJames McClean asks Stoke fans to judge him as a playerNext articleStaff shortages at Buncrana Nursing Unit causing concern News Highland Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/MickeyDohertyWEB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

Post Doctoral Fellow – Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

first_imgThe Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in theBenjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources atWest Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for the twopositions of Post Doctoral Fellow in the general area of MaterialsScience & Engineering. Position (1) focuses on high temperaturealloys, high temperature oxidation/corrosion, and Position (2)focuses on solid oxide fuel cells/electrolysis cells and relatedelectrochemical materials & devices. The initial appointmentsfor both are one year with the possibility of extension.Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:planning and conducting laboratory experiments to confirmfeasibility of sensor devices, processes and techniques used insitu monitoring high-temperature electrochemical kinetics, noiseand corrosion process for coal ash hot corrosion in superalloys orstainless steels; a ttending research conferences and readscientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances andcurrent research findings; identifying and assisting withacquisition of funding from public, private, and governmentalsources; searching scientific literature to select and modifymethods and procedures most appropriate for research goals;performing laboratory and field (in a power plant) experimentactivities according to protocol; overseeing research facilitiesand personnel; writing and presenting research/study status reportsfor review and use of the principal investigator; and preparing theresults of experimental findings for presentation to colleagues andthe sponsor.West Virginia University is the State’s comprehensive Land GrantUniversity with an enrollment of about 29,000 students and a R1Carnegie Classification. Morgantown and its vicinity has a diversepopulation of about 62,000 residents and is ranked highly among themost livable small cities in the country. The community lies withina high technology corridor that also includes several federalresearch facilities, as well as industries active in shale gasoperations. The city is readily accessible and within drivingdistance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For moreinformation on WVU and Morgantown, see www.wvu.edu/ and http://www.morgantownwv.gov.The Statler College has seven academic departments, over 4,700students, and 140 faculty members, with about $22 Million in annualexternal research expenditures. The Statler College is nationallyrecognized for high quality teaching, excellent research, andoutstanding faculty and students. The Department of Mechanical andAerospace Engineering has 35 tenure-track or tenured facultymembers, over 750 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Itoffers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels, including dualB.S. degrees in both aerospace and mechanical engineering.Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVUprovides faculty members with a supportive environment fordeveloping a visible and productive career ( https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees) and a range of progressive policies to support work-lifeintegration ( https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners intheir career transition and job search and belongs to theOH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv).Qualifications :Eligible candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree inmaterials science, mechanical engineering, or a related field atthe time of appointment. For Position 1, expertise in hightemperature alloys/composites synthesis, microstructural,mechanical properties and oxidation/corrosion characterizations isrequired. For Position 2, expertise in materials synthesis,electrochemical characterization techniques, and microstructuralcharacterization is required.To apply for this position, visit https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=15938. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae,and contact information for at least three professionalrefer­ences. Only candidates who submit complete documentation willbe considered in the review process.West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunityemployer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for genderequity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff,and students, and invites applications from all qualifiedapplicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, genderidentity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics,disability, or Veteran status.last_img read more

Teen held in Indiana killings of 5, including pregnant woman

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in the killings of five people, including a pregnant woman, who were shot to death inside a home. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that the name of the suspect who was arrested Monday was “not being released at this time since the suspect is a juvenile.” Police earlier said the fatal shootings were discovered Sunday by police who had been called to investigate reports of a person shot first discovered a juvenile male with gunshot wounds. IMPD spokeswoman Aliya Wishner says the suspect is not the same juvenile wounded in the shooting.last_img read more

Law student gives relationship advice

first_imgHer name is Ayelet Regev, but her fans know her as Emma Woodhouse. This third-year law student gives relationship advice on her radio show and self-created website under the penname based on the matchmaking Jane Austen character. “It’s a cheeky play on words,” Regev said. Her radio show, titled “Emma’s Dilemma,” airs Thursday nights at 7 p.m. on Notre Dame’s student-run radio channel, WVFI. Regev, who has a degree in Gender Studies and sociology, deals with relationships on a basic human level rather than focusing solely on romantic relationships, “Dealing with people, understanding them, it really is so important,” she said. “We teach math, science … Why don’t we teach more about relationships?” Originally from Israel, Regev used her interpersonal skills to deal with the cultural transition when she moved to the United States. Now, she uses that same skill set to help people navigate their own relationship issues. “I see it all as part of one big thing,” Regev said. “It’s really holistic, how to deal with people and one’s relationship with other people.” Her website, finallygetit.com, launched about a year and a half ago. On the site, people can get personalized relationship advice. People also contact her through her Facebook and ask questions, Regev said. She decided to do a radio show on WVFI so she could answer the broader relationship questions that many people have. “People deal with these issues all the time,” Regev said. WVFI station manager Nicolle Walkling, a senior, said most of the shows on WVFI are music-based and the talk shows usually revolved around sports or entertainment. So Walkling thought a relationship advice show sounded like a great idea. “We’re always looking to expand the scope of the station.” Walkling said. “This show is really interactive and not only includes the campus community, but the wider South Bend community as well.” Regev has also written two relationship books. One is geared toward women and the other for men. The books explain the principles of relationships and their ultimate goal is to help people understand the mechanisms that create a relationship, Regev said. “I don’t tell a person what they want,” Regev said. “I try to figure out what they want and help them reach their end goal.” ]last_img read more