2 UK shares to buy for the great ‘reopening’

first_imgWhile the lifting of restrictions should be good news for AG Barr, it would be foolhardy to assume there won’t be obstacles ahead. The possibility of a third wave of the coronavirus can’t be ignored. Especially if the vaccine programme runs into trouble.This is a UK share for the ‘bottom drawer’. Sweet treatOf course, there are other ‘reopening’ options available in the small/mid-cap space. Chocolatier Hotel Chocolat (LSE: HOTC) is another example of one that could do very nicely in time. Now, it’s quite reasonable to say that sales of chocolate are unlikely to rocket as we approach summer. This is particularly the case if we get a heatwave! As a counter to this argument, I suspect HOTC’s next update on trading could be better than some in the market are expecting. It should, after all, take into account trading in the Easter period. If reports are to be believed, many in the UK are treating this weekend as a second Christmas and spending lots on decorations and, very likely, chocolate eggs.On top of this, the recent decision by rival Thorntons to abandon its high street stores could prove a boon to the £500m-cap. It should allow HOTC to assume pole position at the luxury end of the UK market.Like AG Barr, I wouldn’t buy Hotel Chocolat stock if I were only considering holding it for a few weeks or months. Investing requires patience. Trying to predict where a share price will go in the very near term is asking for trouble.On a mid-to-long-term basis, however, I’m confident these UK shares could do very well for holders. Image source: Getty Images 2 UK shares to buy for the great ‘reopening’ As the UK continues to gradually lift lockdown restrictions, I’ve been casting my eye over which shares might recover strongly. Today, I’m going to highlight two examples, one of which I already own, that could do well for patient investors.A UK share ready to fizzAs a holder of the stock, I never expected today’s final results from drinks firm AG Barr (LSE:BAG) to be all that impressive. And so proved to be the case.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…Due to the enforced closure of bars and pubs, the producer of thirst-quenching brands such as IRN-BRU and Rubicon has been hit hard by the pandemic. Revenue fell 11.2% to £227m over the 12 months to 24 January. Pre-tax profit also decreased — by 12.3% — to £32.8m (or £26m once one-off costs were deducted). Despite this, there were a few bits of good news.Partly as a result of steps taken to control costs, Barr ended the year with £50m in net cash. That’s up significantly from the £10.9m logged at the end of the previous financial year. This comforts me. As an investor, I need to know a business I part-own has a sufficiently robust balance sheet to negotiate inevitable periods of ‘sticky’ trading. In other news, CEO Roger White said the company had “the clear intention to recommence dividend payments in 2021.” The fact that it hasn’t done so already is actually a positive for me. As nice as dividends are, I don’t want a business showering me with cash until it’s confident in its outlook. All told, I’ve no problem staying invested. That’s not to say I expect the share price to motor back to its 2019 high for a while.  Paul Summers | Tuesday, 30th March, 2021 | More on: BAG HOTC “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Paul Summers 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. Enter Your Email Address Paul Summers owns shares in AG Barr. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AG Barr. 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. 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.last_img read more

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Listening sessions to provide forum for students following lawsuit

first_imgTwitter ReddIt Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention ReddIt Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. + posts Linkedin Facebook Linkedin Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year Milton Danile HallHonors CollegeJ.V RoachDormitory – DormsTCU Housing and Residence Life ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Twitter Facebook printWhile university officials cannot discuss the lawsuit filed against TCU, students are invited to share their thoughts with campus leaders. The lawsuit alleges some faculty members physically and verbally abused a student during a summer program in Washington, D.C. last year.Two listening sessions will be held to allow students to speak about diversity and inclusion, Kathy Cavins-Tull, the vice chancellor for student affairs, announced in a campus-wide email Friday. The sessions were organized following the news of a lawsuit filed against the university by an anonymous student. The student, who is referred to as “Jane Doe,” alleged several members of the faculty including Dr. Diane Snow, the dean of the Honors College, verbally and physically abused her on the month-long trip.“We are committed to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community, and we are striving to do better,” Cavins-Tull wrote in the email.They are scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. and Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center. Students will not be excused from classes to attend the sessions since they are being held on different days and at different times, wrote Holly Ellman, the associate director for strategic communications management in an email.  Cavins-Tull said students who cannot attend the sessions may share their concerns by emailing [email protected] or calling 817-257-6000.One session has already been offered for students in the John V. Roach Honors College. On Friday, Dr. Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, the provost, asked honors students to voice their opinions and concerns related to the issues raised in the lawsuit. About 30 students attended and said they had problems trusting faculty members, including not knowing to whom to turn for help.“We all want students, faculty and staff to have a great experience at TCU,” Cavins-Tull said. “We share the same goals, and together, we can continue to improve the TCU student experience.”For a full list of on-campus resources available to assist students, click here.   Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Previous articleSamuel’s big day not enough as men’s basketball fall at ArkansasNext articleWhat we’re reading: Kobe Bryant, daughter among 9 dead in helicopter crash Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Renee Umsted World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Three journalists arrested for publishing leaked report

first_img Reports News Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 29, 2020 Find out more to go further October 16, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire July 14, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists arrested for publishing leaked report Organisation center_img November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election News Reporters Without Borders is concerned about yesterday’s arrests of the editor, managing editor and publisher of the Nouveau Courrier d’Abidjan newspaper and the summary methods used in the case by Abidjan public prosecutor Raymond Tchimou Fehou.The three journalists – editor Saint Claver Oula, publisher Stéphane Guédé and managing editor Théophile Kouamouo – were arrested by plain-clothes police on Tchimou’s orders for publishing the findings of his investigation into alleged corruption in the coffee and cocoa trade. His report, which has been classified, was handed to President Laurent Gbagbo a few weeks ago.The prosecutor began by summoning Kouamouo in an attempt to force him to reveal his sources. When Kouamouo refused, Tchimou had him arrested by the criminal investigation department, which questioned and placed him in custody. A search was then carried out at the newspaper, during which a computer was removed and police superintendant Maxime Gogoua and other police officers pointed their guns at members of the staff.Later yesterday, Oula and Guédé were summoned to the headquarters of the criminal investigation department, where they were questioned and taken into custody. All three spent the night in the department’s cells and were due to be taken before a judge and charged with “theft of administrative documents.”Reporters Without Borders has not seen such methods used by the authorities in Côte d’Ivoire for many years. The theft charge does not stand up. It should be borne in mind that protection of the confidentiality of sources is a fundamental principle of journalism, one that is particular appropriate for such a sensitive issue as corruption in the coffee and cocoa trade.Reporters Without Borders deplores this serious threat to press freedom and calls for the immediate release of the three journalists. RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections News Receive email alerts Côte d’IvoireAfrica last_img read more

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Football player aims for nursing

first_img Twitter UTPB nursing student Adrian Walker poses for a photo Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in UTPB’s nursing simulation lab inside the Mesa Building. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) WhatsApp GOOD NEWS: Retirement Previous articleHot Summer Nights return for 2021Next articleOdessa bike club serves God, community Ruth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 of 5 Pinterest Local NewsUTPB Football player aims for nursing WhatsApp Adrian Walker Home Local News Football player aims for nursing UTPB nursing student Adrian Walker poses for a photo Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in UTPB’s nursing simulation lab inside the Mesa Building. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) UTPB nursing student Adrian Walker poses for a photo Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in UTPB’s nursing simulation lab inside the Mesa Building. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) UTPB nursing student Adrian Walker poses for a photo Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in UTPB’s nursing simulation lab inside the Mesa Building. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)center_img UTPB nursing student Adrian Walker attempts to log into UTPB’s nursing simulation lab’s medicine storage system following an interview Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at UTPB. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Facebook Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay UTPB nursing student Adrian Walker poses for a photo Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in UTPB’s nursing simulation lab inside the Mesa Building. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) By Ruth Campbell – May 23, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Adrian Walker has felt a calling to help people since he was a child. Now he’s studying to become a registered nurse, possibly working in the neonatal intensive care unit.At the same time, Walker is a running back on the University of Texas Permian Basin football team.Originally from Corpus Christi, Walker and his four siblings were raised by a single mother. He plans to graduate from the university in May of 2022 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.Walker broke his leg his senior year and lost all of his scholarships except the one to UTPB.“I had never even heard of Odessa, but I watched ‘Friday Night Lights,’” Walker said.And he has visited Ratliff Stadium still on crutches after breaking his leg.UTPB nursing student Adrian Walker poses for a photo Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in UTPB’s nursing simulation lab inside the Mesa Building. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)The thing that struck him was how nice the people were. They opened doors for him and stayed behind him to make sure he didn’t slip when he was going into a restaurant once in the rain.“It was genuine, you know, and I knew that I was gonna fit right in,” Walker said.Walker always looked out for his family, especially his sister and grandmother.“Growing up, it’s always kind of been a passion. It’s always seemed like I would be there for someone. …”What finalized Walker’s decision to choose nursing was a party he went to where someone was beaten up and no one at the party did anything to help him. He didn’t understand how no one would help the victim.UTPB nursing student Adrian Walker poses for a photo Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in UTPB’s nursing simulation lab inside the Mesa Building. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)The connection between football and nursing is that he can help people who are hurting.“I like to think of it like that way, you know, and I know some people get hurt, too, and they go to the trainers and I will go check in on them …,” Walker said.They’ll ask if he knows what’s wrong with them and he doesn’t, but he’ll ask about their signs and symptoms and history.“… That’s just the nurse in me. I’ve just got to figure out if there’s something you know deeper than what you think. Is it just a sprain or something like that. So that was like Nurse Walker, always coming to the rescue. … It just makes me feel good. I feel like I connect more with the strength and conditioning coach and all the trainers because I guess none of that stuff really excites other athletes. …,” Walker said.When he talked to someone before he arrived at UTPB about the nursing program, Walker said they told him it was the best. But he said everyone tells you that when you’re being recruited.UTPB nursing student Adrian Walker poses for a photo Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in UTPB’s nursing simulation lab inside the Mesa Building. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)“But actually being here and being with all the professors here, I realized that they care more about you as a person, rather than as a student. So there was one time (when) I was having a hard time with my family and I had to go back home. … We were still going through class and when my professor, she was just like, I understand. You do what you have to do. Make sure you’re on Zoom with us and just make sure you … stay on top of everything. When she told me that I realized that they care about my health as well … I just feel like they’re really caring people and they’re very genuine people and that’s people I want to be around.”Currently, Walker wants to become a NICU nurse. He wants to see a baby survive and thrive.“I feel like that’s why we go to all the departments to see what best suits us. But taking care of my sister, I realized that I just I love kids. I feel like I can get a baby to stop crying. … I’ll pick him or her up and I’ll just start dancing and the baby is loving it and I’m loving it. So I feel like that’s always what I want to do,” Walker said.He is interning at Midland Memorial Hospital and hopes to stay in the area when he graduates.“… It does feel like home. I do feel like I’m establishing so much comfort and knowledge just from there,” Walker said.Jesica Naiman, academic chair of the School of Nursing, helps prepare students to take the national nursing exam.UTPB nursing student Adrian Walker attempts to log into UTPB’s nursing simulation lab’s medicine storage system following an interview Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at UTPB. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)“I really think he stands out as a student who cares about his peers. You can see him being very considerate of everybody in the room. I think he’ll be a phenomenal nurse because … nursing is the science of caring and he’s got that skill down …,” Naiman said.Naiman conducts bootcamp study groups with her students to prepare them for the NCLEX exam. She checks in with them every week until they take the test.“It’s very important to me that the students feel that they are valued and that they go into their exams with confidence. In order to do that, they need to be confident in what they know. And so it’s very important to me that I support them and get them to that place where they have that confidence,” Naiman added.Walker said he feels that confidence and knowledge.“My grandma has diabetes. My dad had diabetes. My auntie has diabetes … among other things. It’s just good to not be looking from the outside anymore,” Walker said. TAGSAdrian Walkerfootballregistered nurseUniversity of Texas Permian Basin GOOD NEWS: Names in the News MATTER OF RECORD: May 30, 2021 Twitterlast_img read more

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Will GSE Reform Proposal Be a Tough Sell for Investors?

first_img Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Will GSE Reform Proposal Be a Tough Sell for Investors? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Reform Private Investors 2016-06-14 Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago June 14, 2016 2,770 Views Will GSE Reform Proposal Be a Tough Sell for Investors? On Tuesday, a new version of a white paper authored by several noted housing policy experts for the Urban Institute titled “A More Promising Road to GSE Reform: Governance and Capital” expanded on the capital and governance issues raised by the authors’ original proposal in March to replace the GSEs with a corporation, the National Mortgage Reinsurance Corporation (NMRC).The NMRC would essentially perform the same functions as the GSEs with the main difference being the NMRC would transfer all non-catastrophic debt risk on the securities it issues to a broad range of private entities.The authors of the paper, one of which, Gene Sperling, was hired last month as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s top economic adviser, have estimated that private investors will have to put up an estimated $125 billion to capitalize the NRMC—the equivalent of about 2.5 percent of the mortgages the company guarantees, assuming it would guarantee about $5 trillion worth of mortgages.Urban Institute senior fellow Jim Parrott, another of the white paper’s authors who has advised Clinton on housing policy, told DS News that “We don’t think the current system is so flawed as to warrant that radical an overhaul,” and that “We’re really trying to change only what really needs it, maintaining the rest. In our view that means taking the infrastructure that lenders and borrowers have come to rely on over the years and putting it onto a firmer foundation, so that it no longer rests on a Too Big to Fail duopoly.”Will investors be reluctant to put money into the venture, given the fact that the government is keeping all of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s profits and has been since August 2012? At that time, the bailout agreement was amended to require all GSE profits to be swept into Treasury quarterly instead of 10 percent yearly as was the original agreement.The sweeping of GSE profits into Treasury, or the Net Worth Sweep as it has been termed, has prompted nearly two dozen lawsuits from GSE investors who claim the sweep is illegal. Some of those suits are still pending.Two of those lawsuits were filed by one of the GSEs’ largest shareholders, New York-based hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, in 2014. Pershing Square CEO Bill Ackman indicated that he believes it may be difficult for the NMRC to convince private investors to put up money. According to Bloomberg, Ackman said last year, “If the government’s allowed to take 100 percent of the profits forever, no one’s going to put a dollar of capital in a rescue situation and it’s going to cause people to really question whether they’re willing to put a dollar of capital into any financial institution.”The paper co-authored by Parrott and Sperling (along with Lewis Ranieri, Mark Zandi, and Barry Zigas),  lists a number of possibilities to make NMRC shares more attractive to investors:Creating a mandate for the NMRC to “manag[e] the company in a fashion that does not expose either taxpayers or fixed-dividend security holders to undue risk.” So looking after their interests is embedded in their charter.Giving investors representation on the board to help inform the company’s day-to-day decision-making.”To ensure investors in fixed-dividend securities that the NMRC is committed to prudent underwriting practices, the U.S. Treasury will purchase some portion of the NMRC’s initial issuance of these securities…. Future issuance of fixed-dividend securities would be sold to private sources of capital who would be pari passu with the Treasury on a claim basis.” In other words, the authors said, the investors and Treasury will be in it together.Mark Zandi, Chief Economist with Moody’s Analytics and another of the paper’s co-authors, does not think the NMRC will have trouble attracting investors. Zandi stated, “The system will ultimately need $270 billion in capital, of which $160 billion will come from risk transfers and $110 billion from fixed dividend securities. Of course, this will be built up over time as the NMRC gets to scale.  In any given year, the NRMC will require between $25 and $30 billion in capital. Investor demand for risk transfers has been strong to date, and I think investor demand for the fixed dividend securities will also be strong. Investors will be attracted by the fact that NMRC is a permanent entity that will always need to raise capital, and be profitable enough to pay investors to continue to attract them. Investors in the fixed dividend securities will also be attracted since they will be parri passu with the U.S. Treasury’s investment in the securities.”While Clinton has not spoken out directly on GSE reform, the hiring of Sperling as her top economic adviser indicates that she likely shares his views on housing policy. Sperling previously served as Director of the National Economic Council under Clinton’s husband and Obama and also served as Counselor to former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Reform Private Investors 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. Subscribe Previous: Majority of Americans Still Value Homeownership Next: Bill Takes Aim at CFPB’s Complaint Database Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Brian Honea Share Savelast_img read more

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Gardai warn of potential fraud during rally weekend in Donegal

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai warn of potential fraud during rally weekend in Donegal News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Google+ Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp By News Highland – June 20, 2014 center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Previous articleDerry PSNI confirm a number of drug arrests in the cityNext articleTyrone withdraw from Christy Ring Cup play off News Highland Twitter Facebook Gardai are warning rally goers this weekend to be aware of a major scam where cars are being purchased by fraudsters with fake bank drafts and then sold on for cash.Criminals are targeting car owners, who advertise their vehicles for sale on classified websites. They contact the seller and say they are interested in viewing and potentially purchasing the vehicle on offer.Gardai say the criminals make arrangements over the phone to buy the vehicle, using a bank draft, without personally viewing it.Garda Seargent Paul Wallace says many people will coming to Donegal during the rally weekend with the intention of buying or selling a car, he’s warning everyone to be on the lookout…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/paulwallacecar.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more

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Keaveney calls for the review of how the 2nd home property tax is collected

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleMan ‘glad he got caught’ after admitting possessing cannabis with intent to supplyNext articleFunding approved for new community hall in Fintown News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Senator Cecilia Keaveney has called for the review of how the 2nd home property tax is collected stating that for many the first reminder people get about the tax is 3 months after it is due.She says that people were unaware that the new year deadline was back in July and are now being told that they owe, not only the 200 euros but also 20 euros per month that they are over.Speaking in the Senead Senator Keaveney called on the Minister for the Enviroment to introduce a system similar to TV Licences and car tax where-by people are reminded before the tax is due:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/keavam.mp3[/podcast]Responding Minister Ciaran Cuffe said that each individual council is responsible for their own areas and that they are better position to introduce any change.He also had this to says in response to comments from Senator Keaveny that a backlog had been caused at the council because one person was on holidays:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/porpam.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – October 1, 2010 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+center_img Twitter Newsx Adverts 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Google+ Keaveney calls for the review of how the 2nd home property tax is collected Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Bombay HC Grants Anticipatory Bail To Cop Accused Of Divorcing Second Wife By Texting ‘Talaq’ Thrice [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Grants Anticipatory Bail To Cop Accused Of Divorcing Second Wife By Texting ‘Talaq’ Thrice [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap11 Jun 2020 12:14 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to a sub-inspector with Mumbai police accused by his second wife of divorcing her by forwarding a text message saying ‘Talaq’ three times. The officer has also been accused of committing forcible and unnatural sexual intercourse. Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing the anticipatory bail application filed by Yusuf Shaikh, who is attached with…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to a sub-inspector with Mumbai police accused by his second wife of divorcing her by forwarding a text message saying ‘Talaq’ three times. The officer has also been accused of committing forcible and unnatural sexual intercourse. Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing the anticipatory bail application filed by Yusuf Shaikh, who is attached with the Ghatkopar Police Station and has been accused by his second wife of committing offences under Sections 376(2), 377, 323 and 504 of the IPC along with offence punishable under Section 3 of the Muslim Women Protection Act. According to the complainant, the applicant officer was already married and had two children from his wife Parveen when he solemnised a marriage with her as per Muslim custom and practice on December 3, 2018. She conceived out of this marital relationship in January, 2019 but got an abortion at the insistince of the applicant. She again conceived and this time delivered a baby girl on December 12, 2019. Thereafter, the applicant forwarded a message on the complainant’s mobile pronouncing ‘Talaq’ by sending the message thrice resulting in dissolution of marriage, the complainant alleged. Moreover, the applicant police officer started avoiding her and refused to take care of their newly born daughter. Allegations of unnatural sexand forcible sexual intercourse have also been made by the complainant wife. Justice Dangre noted- “Going by the allegations in the complaint, it is not the case of the Complainant that she was forcibly made to enter into sexual relationship attracting the provisions of Section 376 as she has admitted that this was done after the marriage was performed as per the Muslim customs.” Court observed that divorcing his wife on phone would attract an offence under the provisions of Muslim Women Protection Act and the same is a bailable offence for which the applicant can be admitted to bail. Finally, the Court said- “As far as the offence under Section 376(2) is concerned, it amounts to forcible sexual intercourse. According to the Complainant, she had the sexual relations with the Applicant after performing the marriage as per the Muslim customs. In the circumstances, no custodial interrogation is necessary and moreover there are no chance of the Applicant fleeing. He is working as Police Sub Inspector in Ghatkopar Police Station in which the FIR is lodged on prima facie reading of FIR. The Applicant is entitled to be released on bail in the event of his arrest.” Thus, Court allowed the anticipatory bail application and ordered Shaikh to be released on bail on furnishing personal recognizance bond of Rs.25,000 with one or two sureties of the like amount.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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Bogus callers take substantial amount of cash from elderly man

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleInvestigation underway into early morning burglary in LetterkennyNext articleGovernment agrees to re-open pubs from September 21st News Highland By News Highland – September 8, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Bogus callers take substantial amount of cash from elderly man News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Two men are wanted in connection with a bogus caller incident in Lifford. These men took a substantial amount of cash from an elderly man in exchange for tarring his driveway.There was genuine work being carried out in the area on the roads around the time and the two males in question gave the impression that they were involved with these works.The work they carried out was said to be substandard.The incident happened last Thursday between 2pm and 3pm.Garda Claire Rafferty has his appeal:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/bodfgdgdfggusclip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebookcenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Google+ Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

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Boycott campaign: Union using far-right to “further their own careers”

first_imgThe organisers accused the Union’s leadership of “attemptingto use the dangerous rise of fascist and far right movements around the worldto gain publicity and further their own careers. The campaign are promoting a petition and an open letter promoting the boycott on Facebook and Twitter. “We do not see fascism as a spectacle to be exploited forthe amusement of the Union’s elite membership.” “In November, there were some examples of protesters who chose to use violence or verbal abuse to intimidate those who did not wish to join in or were trying to attend the event. The Union supports the right to peaceful protest. “The Union has ignored repeated and widespread calls from Oxford students, staff and residents to withdraw invitations to such figures.” “This term, Katie Hopkins will be one of eight speakers in this Thursday’s No Platforming debate in which any member will be able to challenge our guests on their views, as has happened frequently in the past. Oxford East MP Anneliese Dodds wrote at thetime that “[t]he Oxford Union’s pathetic courting of publicity by invitingracist after racist is deeply frustrating for local people. Our city is proudof its diversity and yet the Oxford Union seems determined to threaten this.” “By inviting speakers that are sometimes considered to be controversial (not only on the right but on the left – for instance Slavoj Žižek in MT18) we aim not only to host them, but to challenge, explore and criticise their ideas. In response to news of the planned protest, Athis said: “I recognise the right to peaceful protest and support this right but I would urge members who feel comfortable doing so to attend the debate so that they can interact with the speakers and see first-hand the discussion about No Platforming, which is so aptly related to this campaign. The Union has attracted criticism and protests this year forhosting speeches by Steve Bannon, Alice Weidel and Marion-Marechal Le Pen,including a formal letter of protest from the City Council. The Council’sexecutive board criticised what they described as “theOxford Union’s pattern of endangering community safety by inviting fascistsinto the city.” The open letter states that theboycott is addressed not just at the present Union committee, but at a “decades longpattern of inviting proponents of hate into Oxford. The Oxford Union haspreviously hosted the Holocaust deniers David Irving and Nick Griffin, and theformer leader of the fascist English Defence League, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon(alias Tommy Robinson). center_img “We pledge to boycott the Oxford Union until it ceases toappease fascism and removes videos of the following fascist and far rightfigures from their YouTube channel: Tommy Robinson, Steve Bannon, Marine LePen, Mahathir Bin Mohamad.” “Far from being a small and self-selectively elite membership limited to those who can afford our membership fee, the Oxford Union offers an access membership at a discounted price (which I myself took advantage of upon joining) and the option to pay in instalments so that we can make the institution accessible to everyone. The campaign calls for a boycott of all Oxford Union eventsuntil the Union agrees to “cease hosting fascists and racists and to remove videos of thefollowing fascist and/or racist speakers from their YouTube channel: TommyRobinson, Steve Bannon, Marine Le Pen, Mahathir Bin Mohamad.” The organisers did not clarify whether they were planning to organise a protest against Hopkins similar to those which greeted Bannon and Le Pen. “The Oxford Union is unique in that far from offering speakers a ‘platform’ from which to lecture its members, it always allows for time for its speakers to be questioned. Far from ‘applauding Steve Bannon’s hateful ideology’, members in the chamber at his talk were meaningfully silent as he entered and went on to pose question after question that sought to interrogate his views, not praise them. The ‘Boycott the Oxford Union’ campaign said: “This term [theUnion] are playing host to the far-right commentator Katie Hopkins, who hasachieved minor fame by insulting and stoking hatred towards countless oppressedand marginalised groups. A campaign to boycott the Oxford Union has been launched inresponse to the Union’s decision to host far-right speakers, most recently KatieHopkins. Speaking to Cherwell, Union President Genevieve Athis said: “From its foundation, the Oxford Union has placed a high value on the voices of both its members and its guests. “The Oxford Union’s Standing Committee has recently voted unanimously to inform minority groups or societies that signal interest of potentially contentious speakers in order to improve the Union’s relationship with these groups in Oxford. I hope that this step illustrates the Union’s commitment to working with groups who may oppose the views of our speakers, not against them, while not compromising our commitment to upholding the free speech of both our members and our guests, as long as that speech is not promoting hate.”last_img read more

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