UK investors get a slice of Tesla when they buy this FTSE 100 stock

first_imgUK investors get a slice of Tesla when they buy this FTSE 100 stock 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. Image source: Getty Images John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. James J. McCombie owns shares of Scottish Mortgage Inv Trust. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon, Netflix, and Tesla and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. 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. James J. McCombie | Monday, 24th August, 2020 | More on: SMT Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” UK investors don’t have to miss out on the huge gains being made by US stocks like Tesla. If you are a UK investor who wants to invest in Telsa, you can do it indirectly by buying FTSE 100 stock Scottish Mortgage Trust (LSE: SMT). SMT manages a portfolio of listed and unlisted stocks of companies that are “building the future of our economy” and Tesla is one of them.The US does seem to do things bigger. Giant market caps and rip-roaring share price rises are great, but paying hundreds or sometimes thousands of pounds for a single share is not so great. It makes it difficult to build a diversified portfolio, for one thing. Buying SMT shares is an indirect way to get exposure to Tesla and other exciting stocks, at a more manageable price per share. It’s also more convenient, as it is just buying another FTSE 100 stock rather than a US-listed one.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…High per-share pricesThe Telsa stock price has surged from a March low of around $350 to over $2,000 now. Those prices are in US dollars. A single share in Tesla will cost a UK investor about £1,560 right now. Now, Tesla is trying to make its shares easier to invest in by doing a stock split at the end of August. Each shareholder will end up with five shares for every one held. This should, in theory, reduce the price of Tesla shares by 80%.After the stock split, a UK investor could buy a single Tesla share for £312. That is a lot more manageable. But it’s probably still more than the average UK saver puts away each month. High per-share costs are not limited to Tesla. A lot of the hot US technology stocks also have eye-watering prices attached to them. Netflix shares are priced around £376 each and a UK investor buying Amazon will have to pay an astonishing £2,500 per share. Then there might also be extra fees for trading and holding foreign stocks and shares in UK accounts.There are of course other ways to hold Tesla in a Stocks and Shares ISA but buying shares in SMT is a good option. Tesla makes up a little over 11% of SMT’s portfolio. So a UK investor buying FTSE 100-listed SMT gets Tesla exposure but pays around £9.40 for each share. That is a lot more manageable. High concentrationsUS tech stocks like Tesla, Amazon, and Netflix have high per-share costs. Even after Tesla’s stock split putting together a portfolio of these three stocks will cost £3,188. Amazon will make up 78% of this portfolio. It is easy to see that stocks with high costs per share are difficult to work with and can result in very concentrated portfolios. Highly concentrated portfolios can be risky.SMT owns around 90 securities in its portfolio. Tesla is the largest holding, but Amazon (9%), and Netflix (3%) are there too, along with a host of other public and private companies. Buying SMT shares will give a UK investor exposure to the likes of Tesla and Amazon but with greater diversification right off the bat.The SMT share price has outperformed the FTSE 100. The management team appears to have talent. If investors want exposure to Tesla and other US tech stocks without the fuss, I think investing in SMT shares is a good way to go. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Barclays vs Lloyds: Which British stock currently offers me best value to invest in?

first_img See all posts by Jonathan Smith Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 | More on: BARC LLOY UK financial institutions have underperformed in 2020. British stocks such as Barclays (LSE:BARC) and Lloyds Banking Group (LSE:LLOY) are two examples. The Lloyds share price is down 54% over the past year, with Barclays faring only slightly better, down 36%. Investing in these British stocks seemed a smart long-term play last year (I bought and still hold shares in Lloyds). But with the falling share price comes potential opportunity for value investors. So if I had a lump of money to invest, and had to choose between the two British stocks, which would give me the best value and potential for long-term profits?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The case for LloydsInvestors may want to choose Lloyds due to the focus on retail banking. The bank’s focus is primarily on UK retail clients, with UK small businesses being second. It’s Britain’s biggest retail and small business lender, showing both the reliance and the hold it has on those sectors. For 2020, this has been a drag on the share price. Consumer demand for general spending has been low, and the Covid-19 pandemic has hurt business lending. For value investors, this negative can be seen as a positive. Should investors believe that the UK economy is at rock bottom, then this is the time to buy Lloyds over Barclays to benefit from a longer-term bounce back in both consumer and business banking. Investors may also favour Lloyds as a top British stock to invest in due to the push towards digitisation. In the 2019 annual report, the group noted a 14% year-on-year increase in technology spending, now accounting for 19% of overall operating costs. This shows that the bank is focused on the future, with higher short-term costs likely to lead to longer-term revenue benefits.The case for BarclaysInvestors may want to buy Barclays stock instead, as a British stock with better value prospects than Lloyds. On Friday we get third-quarter results, so it’ll be interesting to see if there is any reduction in bad debt provisions from the second quarter. Credit impairment/bad loan provisions rose in the second quarter to £3.7bn. This reflects the large exposure the bank has to big corporates. Yet Barclays is less exposed to just the UK economy than Lloyds, which can be taken both ways. On the one hand, provisions for Covid-19 will likely need to be larger for Barclays. Yet, the reduced exposure just to the UK could be a positive for the bank, given the handling of the virus versus other countries. For those who are sceptical about the success of Brexit (or risk of a No-Deal), then Barclays is likely less sensitive to this downside than Lloyds.I do think the Barclays share price offers value to investors, sitting at levels not seen since 2009. Few would disagree that the bank is structurally sounder than it was during the financial crisis, so would be a buy when looking at it from that angle.Which British stock to invest in?Of the two, I’d favour Lloyds. The domestic exposure I feel is a positive, just edging it over Barclays. In terms of value though, both stocks offer this for long-term investors at current share price levels. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. jonathansmith1 owns shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Image source: Getty Images 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Barclays vs Lloyds: Which British stock currently offers me best value to invest in? 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. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

The History of Memorial Day

first_img Finally our president is back from foreign soil and is talking some sense for a change…..LOL…..talking about replacing his entire cabinet or maybe just some……bravo! Let’s start replacements with Price, DeVos, Priubus, Pruitt, Sessions, Haley, Carson, Bannon, Mulvaney, Conway, and Tillerson, and oh, he can just keep Spicer, guess I got used to him….LOL. Also put his son-in-law back over the golf resorts mainly away from Russian power plays behind the scenes…..LOL Reply From The History ChannelMemorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.EARLY OBSERVANCES OF MEMORIAL DAYThe Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history, requiring the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.It is unclear where exactly this tradition originated; numerous different communities may have independently initiated the memorial gatherings. Nevertheless, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo—which had first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.DECORATION DAYOn May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance later that month. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. Many Northern states held similar commemorative events and reprised the tradition in subsequent years; by 1890 each one had made Decoration Day an official state holiday. Many Southern states, on the other hand, continued to honor their dead on separate days until after World War I.Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.EVOLUTION OF MEMORIAL DAYMemorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.MEMORIAL DAY TRADITIONSCities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. On a less somber note, many people throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because it unofficially marks the beginning of summer.For the entire article, and several videos about Memorial Day, go here.1.1 million American soldiers have died in wartime. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 6 COMMENTS Mama Mia May 28, 2017 at 3:54 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm Mama Mia Reply I meant to say their all instead of there all, sorry……… TAGSMemorial DayThe HIstory Channel Previous articleMS and me!Next article5 easy tips for a stunning summer yard Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Reply Please enter your comment! I hope everyone is having a very nice Memorial Day weekend. Remember those who gave there all for our country.center_img May 28, 2017 at 3:55 pm May 29, 2017 at 9:15 am Reggie, or Dale, I have a question that you two may be able to answer. As you leave Home Depot parking lot on 441 and right before the 451 road, there is a blue and white road sign, that says “Shelter” and have an arrow pointing ahead. It must have been put up by the DOT. I showed my husband, and he said, “what kind of shelter?” and I told him, I did not know. Is it a hurricane shelter, a homeless shelter, or just what kind of shelter is it, and where is it? Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Reply Please enter your name here Reply May 29, 2017 at 9:33 am I got a new American flag to put up, as my old one was faded from the hot sun. I am going to get my husband to get the ladder out to put it up this morning and I know he is going to grumble about any chore I ask him to do….LOL May 29, 2017 at 9:24 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Reggie, Dale, you don’t know what the shelter sign is for? Does anyone else know what the shelter sign is for there as you come into town right before the 451 past Home Depot and points straight ahead? Is it a sanctuary shelter sign or what????????? The Apopka High is usually a hurricane shelter during hurricanes, but that wouldn’t be straight on, as you would have to turn left onto Vick. I haven’t gone on past to see if there is another directional sign pointing the way, or maybe there is another sign, as I am not observant at all. Who knows? Maybe it is Apopka High, as the hurricane shelter, I don’t know. Happy Memorial Day, but it is a sad day too, for what it represents. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

House H : a’ House / Hirvilammi Architects

first_imgArchDaily Projects Area:  204 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 House H : a’ House / Hirvilammi Architects Photographs:  Jussi Tiainen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Jussi Tiainen+ 34 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792963/house-h-a-house-hirvilammi-architects Clipboard House H : a’ House / Hirvilammi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse H : a’ House / Hirvilammi Architects “COPY” “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792963/house-h-a-house-hirvilammi-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Seinäjoki, Finland Manufacturers: Pilkington, Antares Enterprises, Profin, PilgintonSave this picture!© Jussi TiainenRecommended ProductsCultural / PatrimonialCymat Technologies Ltd.Carillon Parroquia San Vicente de Paul, Bell Tower, Chile – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. House H / a’ House was built for the architect’s own family. The wooden building is situated in the traditional residential area of Kivistönmäki, close to the children’s schools and grandparents as well as the railway station. The narrowness of the plot and its wedged shape influenced the form of the house and its building location. The open views and orientation determined the fenestration and the passive sun screening. The materials were chosen to appreciate and accommodate the surroundings and satisfy our personal preferences.Save this picture!© Jussi TiainenSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Jussi TiainenThe house consists of the main building and an annexe. During the design process the views outwards and how to create a memorable dwelling experience within an ordinary urban structure were carefully studied. Somewhat against convention, the bedrooms and utility room were placed on the ground floor and the living room on the upper floor because of the views that opened up from there into the surroundings. The annexe comprises a workroom and guest room as well as a wood-heated sauna. A sheltered area for a garden is created between the buildings.Save this picture!© Jussi TiainenThe high standard of the workmanship, which came about in cooperation with local material suppliers and builders, provided the finishing touches to the totality. The architect has been able to learn from the craftsmen and other building professionals. Additionally, this has been a way of passing on tacit knowledge.Save this picture!© Jussi TiainenSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Jussi TiainenProject gallerySee allShow lessKerez, Herzog & de Meuron and Studio Gang Shortlisted to Design London’s Royal Colle…Architecture NewsEuropan 10 Project / DROMSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeHirvilammi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeinajokiSeinäjokiFinlandPublished on August 10, 2016Cite: “House H : a’ House / Hirvilammi Architects” 10 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Finland Houses Architects: Hirvilammi Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

On the picket line: Alaska ferry workers win strike

first_imgAlaska ferry workers win strikeMore than 400 ferry workers at Alaska Marine Highway began picketing when their ships arrived in port on July 24. These workers help run the Marine Highway system that connects 30 remote communities and islands across the state. The Inlandboatmen’s Union, an affiliate of the Longshore and Warehouse union (ILWU), represents the largest group of workers.The IBU ferry workers were fighting pay cuts and a higher health care contribution demanded by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, who had already slashed ferry funding by 75 percent earlier this year and keeps pushing for privatization. (IBU memo, July 26) “We tried to work with the state, but we’re just beating our heads against the wall,” a union official told USA Today, calling the strike a last resort. (July 24) Their last contract expired in 2017, and the workers have been operating under interim contracts since then. Solidarity from major unions and a support demonstration July 29 in Bellingham, Wash., where one ferry docks, helped win the strike. IBU reached a tentative agreement Aug. 2 for a three-year contract (one year was all the state had offered). Though their pay will still be frozen at 2017 levels, the workers will get a 1.5 percent increase in 2020 and 2021. And while the workers will begin contributing to their health plan in 2021, they will not automatically lose coverage when they’re not working, and they will no longer have to pay for hotels out of pocket. (Reuters, Aug. 2) This is the first IBU ferry worker strike since 1977 and a partial win!Mass. plant strike brings company back to tableThe workers at the Kennametal Tap & Die plant in Greenfield, Mass., ignited a three-day warning strike Aug. 11 to protest management’s contract demands for forced overtime, significantly increased deductibles for health insurance plans, no living wage increases and a steady flow of exploited temporary workers. Contract negotiations started in March. United Electrical Workers (UE) Local 274, which has represented the workers since 1941, put forward solid proposals for fair wage increases, but Kennametal refused to budge. The union subsequently filed charges of unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board. In April, the workers unanimously agreed to strike if negotiations stalled.Kennametal is a ridiculously profitable company that received $2.4 billion in revenue in 2018. That same year, President/CEO Christopher Rossi was given a total package of more than $5.7 million in salary and stock options, including a $500,000 bonus. (UEunion.org, Aug. 12) The community and other unions are siding with the workers — rallying with them and dropping off food, coffee and donuts. Restaurants are providing discounted pizza and more. (Greenfield Recorder, Aug. 14)On Aug. 15, the company agreed to return to the bargaining table Aug. 20-21. If the union doesn’t get a reasonable deal, the workers vow they’ll return to the picket line. (#Union Strong, Aug. 15)Amazon workers in Minn. win new strike  The latest strike by part-time, unorganized Amazon workers occurred at a delivery center in Eagan, Minn., on Aug. 8. This time it wasn’t about job safety, work conditions or religious freedom, but about lack of parking, which caused workers to be late punching in. Appeals to management were ignored for months. Then the bosses issued an ultimatum that double-parked cars would be towed and owners fined $350 if cars blocked vans and shuttles. The angry workers immediately walked out, vowing not to go back until the situation was addressed. Near midnight that day, Amazon issued a statement that it would provide additional parking across the highway where workers could punch in and that it would cover towing fees already incurred. (gizmodo.com, Aug. 8) There is nothing like a strike to grab the bosses’ attention!Airline catering workers arrested for protesting low pay Some 58 airline catering workers, represented by UNITE HERE, blocked intersections near American Airlines’ headquarters in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport and were arrested during a protest over pay so low they can’t afford health benefits. The union says one in four workers hired by catering contractor LSG Sky Chefs earns less than $12 an hour. The union is pressuring American, Delta, United and other airlines to pay more to catering companies so they can improve pay and benefits for workers. UNITE HERE, which represents 11,000 LSG workers, is targeting American because it’s LSG’s biggest customer. Bobby Kirkpatrick, a truck driver who flew in from Charlotte, N.C., for the protest, said he makes less than $16 an hour after 38 years. “American squeezes Sky Chefs so much, and then [Sky Chefs says] they can’t pay us as much.” (DallasNews.com, Aug. 13)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Romania: Bucharest police hit, arrest German cameraman at protest

first_img December 2, 2020 Find out more May 26, 2021 Find out more RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentEconomic pressure News Receive email alerts November 23, 2020 Find out more News RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentEconomic pressure Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns German freelance cameraman Christian Gesellmann’s violent arrest by police officers while covering an anti-government demonstration in Bucharest on Wednesday 1 February. The police hit Gesellmann and held him for several hours for refusing to delete or surrender the video he had shot of clashes between police officers and hooligans during the protest. Gesellmann was not clearly identified as a journalist and did not have a Romanian press card. But it would not have taken the police long to confirm that he was indeed a journalist, instead of detaining him and confiscating his video recording. Journalists in Romania often report being the targets of intimidation. Many cases of political and economic harassment have been registered in the past two years. “We ask the Romanian authorities to respect the law and to no longer demand that journalists surrender or delete video recordings or photos,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “It is the job of journalists to cover events. Any interference of this kind in their work constitutes a violation of media freedom.” Romania is ranked 49th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. February 2, 2017 – Updated on February 3, 2017 Romania: Bucharest police hit, arrest German cameraman at protest Riot police officers and demonstrators in Bucharest / AFP Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor to go further RSF_en Organisation News News Follow the news on Romania Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive last_img read more

Magistrate Grants Bail To ‘Pinjra Tod’ Activists Saying They Were Merely Protesting; Remands Them In Another Case

first_imgNews UpdatesMagistrate Grants Bail To ‘Pinjra Tod’ Activists Saying They Were Merely Protesting; Remands Them In Another Case Nilashish Chaudhary24 May 2020 9:37 PMShare This – xTwo members of the women’s collective ‘Pinjra Tod’, Devangana Kalita (30) and Natasha Narwal (32), who were arrested by Delhi Police on Saturday (May 23) in relation to Jafrabad protests against CAA/NRC in February, were granted bail by the Duty Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) after a special hearing at Mandoli Jail on Sunday (May 24).However, they were also remanded to 2 days’ custody of the…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?LoginTwo members of the women’s collective ‘Pinjra Tod’, Devangana Kalita (30) and Natasha Narwal (32), who were arrested by Delhi Police on Saturday (May 23) in relation to Jafrabad protests against CAA/NRC in February, were granted bail by the Duty Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) after a special hearing at Mandoli Jail on Sunday (May 24).However, they were also remanded to 2 days’ custody of the Delhi Police Crime Branch in another FIR lodged in relation to riots that erupted in North East Delhi on February 24.The two women were first arrested in relation to FIR No. 48/2020 registered by Jafrabad police for offences under IPC sections such as 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 341(wrongful restraint), and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty).The Duty Magistrate, Ajeet Narayan, noted that the only non-bailable offence in the FIR  was Section 353 IPC, which was not prima facie attracted.”From the perusal of FIR and case file, prima facie the offence u/s 353 is not maintainable”, the judge noted.He also observed that the accused were merely protesting against the NRC and CAA without violence, and have strong roots in the society and are well educated. “Facts of the case reveal that accused were merely protesting against the NRC and CAA and accused did not indulge into any violence. Also, the accused have strong roots in society and they are well educated. Accused are ready to cooperate with the Police regarding the investigation”. The judge also took note of the threat of COVID-19 pandemic.”Also, considering the situation that accused are vulnerable to current pandemic of COVID-19, this Court is not inclined to give PC remand of the accused and application of the Police remand is declined”, read the order.However, this relief was short-lived.  As the Judge orally communicated that he would grant bail with regard to the present case, the Investigating Officer from Delhi Police Crime Branch, R K Puram, immediately moved an application seeking their 14 days custody in relation to another FIR. That was FIR No. 50/2020, registered for offences under Sections 302(murder),  Section 307 (attempt to murder), Section 120B(criminal conspiracy) etc of the IPC, offences under Arms Act and also the Prevention of Destruction of Public Property Act.At first, the Magistrate granted permission to Inspector from Crime Branch to interrogate them for 15 minutes, and make formal arrest, if found necessary. After that, the Crime Branch made formal arrest and sought for 14 days custody, stating that it was necessary to know the conspiracy behind the incident and the identities of co-accused.Advocates Adit Pujari, Tusharika Mattoo and Kunal Negis, appearing for the women, opposed the custody application stating that accused had been implicated in the second FIR “malafidely”. It was pointed out that there was no justification for arrest, given the nature of the offences alleged against them, and that too at a time when attempts were being made to decongest jails across the country on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.Considering that the investigation in this case was in its initial stages, the Judge directed their custody to be given to the Crime Branch for two days. It was further ordered that their medical examination would be conducted as per rules, and that Narwal and Kalita would be produced before concerned Court again on Tuesday, May 26.Police alleged that the two women were part of the anti-CAA sit-in protest held under Jafrabad Metro station on February 22-23.  BJP leader Kapil Mishra had publicly stated that his followers will clear the protesters if the police did not act. Riots broke out in the region a day later.”Pinjra Tod”, founded in 2015 by, started as a movement against curfews in girls hostels and gradually emerged as a collective taking up causes related to women’s emancipation. Kalita ,an MPhil student at JNU’s Centre for Women’s Studies and Narwal, a PhD student at the Centre for Historical Studies, are its founding members. Next Storylast_img read more

REMEMBER WHEN: Helion Motes reflects on parents, grandparents teachings

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Messenger Photo/Scottie BrownHelion Motes looks at pictures from the past and reflects on memories of her parents and grandparents and how their times in the Great Depression had an impact on how they raised her.As the country celebrates its independence this weekend, many senior Americans will look back and remember a time when it seemed as if there was little hope for better times. Even with the turmoil that is sweeping the country today, older Americans know that America is a blessed country and that, even with all of its problems, it is still the greatest country in the world.For they are products of those hard times. Their families lived through the Great Depression and survived to become the Greatest Generation this country has ever known.The Great Depression began in Aug. 1929 when the United States went into an economic recession. Then, the Wall Street Crash in October marked the beginning of a decade of high unemployment, poverty, plunging farm incomes and lost opportunities for economic growth and personal advancement. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) By Blood Sugar Blaster Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration That decade and the times that followed crafted a lifestyle for Americans that was passed down through several generations.Helion Motes’ grandparents and parents were products of those times and their ways of life helped shaped her attitudes and outlook on life.Motes’ grandmother died when her mother was only six months old. Her grandfather was left with an infant and four other young children. By Jaine Treadwell “The story is that my granddaddy ‘needed’ a wife so he went out looking for one,” Motes said, with a smile. “Someone told him about an old maid, who lived over in Honoraville. By that time, the baby was 11 months old. My grandfather asked Mary Lee Davidson if she would marry him and she said, yes. So, she went home to him and five children.”The couple had five more children. The former old maid was a good mother to all 10 of the children and became “Granny” to Motes and the other grandchildren in the family.When Motes’ grandfather died, her Granny broke up house keeping and went to live “around” with the children.“She would stay a certain length of time with each of their 10 children,” Motes said. “Five of the children didn’t have any children of their own. Each of the others had several children.  Granny liked to stay longer at the houses where there were no children. “There were seven of us children, five girls and two boys. We loved Granny being at our house. Mama made more of an effort to fix better things to eat. We had a lot more pies when Granny was there.”Motes’ dad, Thomas Wilson Craft was 15 years older than her mother, Eula Idell Amanda Head.“To me, Daddy was always an old man,” Motes said. “He was as old or older than most of my friends’ granddaddies.”Motes’ said her daddy was as funny as could be but her mother was the serious kind and she handled all the discipline.“If we were playing out in the yard and got to cutting up, Daddy could be sitting right there on the porch and he’d call Mama to ‘come see about the children.’”Motes said her dad only whipped her two times.“Both times, because Mama told him to,” she said, laughing. “But, Mama spanked me on my behind 10 times a day.”Motes said, as with most men of those times, her dad did nothing around the house.“But I never heard my parents fuss about anything,” she said. “I’m sure they didn’t always agree but they never fussed around us. Sometimes, Daddy would do something that Mama didn’t like and she would say, ‘Tommy, be ashamed.’ But that was the most disagreeable thing I ever heard between them.”Motes said her daddy and mama met at a dance and Daddy wanted to court her mom but her granddaddy wouldn’t allow it.“He said Mama was too young. She was only 22,” Motes said. “Daddy went away but came back two years later when she was 24. My granddaddy said she was old enough and they got married and we to live with him until they had two children. Then, they moved to their own home and Mama said moving came way too late.”Tom Craft was a farmer and, “from the word go,” his bride was a part of it.“Whatever needed to be done, Mama did it. From feeding the animals to working in the fields, Mama didn’t back away from anything that had to be done.”From the day their first baby was born, Idell Craft got up a four o’clock every day. She cooked breakfast and got an early start to a long day.“Mama would go to the field and work just like Daddy,” Motes said. “She would take a quilt and spread it out at the edge of the field near where she would be picking cotton or doing whatever kind of field work. She would put the baby on the quilt and go to the field.“Mama was a fast worker and she picked two rows of cotton at a time. If the rows were long, she would pick halfway down and go back up. That way she could keep an eye on the baby. When it was time, she would leave the field and go nurse the baby and then go back to the field. As more children came along, the older children would be assigned to watch the baby while Mama worked.”Before dinnertime, Idell Craft would leave the field and go home to cook dinner.“Mama could stop along the road and pick blackberries and put them in her hat,” Motes said. “She would have berries to make pie for dinner. She would go to the garden and gather whatever vegetable she wanted to cook for dinner. She would shell the pea or beans and get everything done by time Daddy and the older children got to the house.”While his wife got the dinner put away and the children tended to, Tom Craft would take a straight chair, turn it upside down, lean it against the porch wall and put a pillow on the back. Then he would stretch out and take a nap before going back to the field.“Mama would put what was left from dinner in the oven and go back to the field, too,” Motes said. “Just before it got dark, Mama would go to the house to milk the cow and feed the chickens and get supper out.”When Motes was 11 years old, her family moved from Ansley to a house in downtown Shellhorn. She liked living in town, but Tom Craft had always wanted a place of his own and, finally, he got the chance.“My brothers, Vernon and Robert, had been in the Army and they had sent their allotment home to Mama to help her out but she never spent a penny of their money. When they got home, she had their money in the bank for them. That’s how they had money to help Daddy buy the house and land in Russell County. 
I’d never seen a house as beautiful as the one Daddy and the boys bought,” Motes said. “I thought we were rich. The walls were tongue and groove. Every room had a fireplace. We had bedrooms and a living room and a dining room and kitchen – with a sink. A sink for goodness sake. But we didn’t have a bathroom. Not until I got married to Boy Motes.”When Tom Craft got too old to farm, he and Idell moved to Auburn and later back to Pike County.“Their house in Auburn was right were the stadium is today,” Motes said. “Can you believe that? Right where the stadium is.”Tom Craft died in 1969, and Idell Craft died in 1987.“Mama never had a car and she never learned to drive, but she never missed church. Someone would always pick her up and take her. She never wanted for more than she had and she was devoted to her husband.“Daddy didn’t take a bath but once a week,” Motes said. “Every night, Mama would wet a rag and take it to him so he could wash his feet. She would turn back the cover on the bed every night for him. If for some reason, he got ready for bed before she had turned the cover back, he would call for her to ‘come make my bed.’ Daddy died when he was 89 years old and not one night since he got married had he turned back the cover on his bed. My mama was an amazing woman.” Print Article Email the author You Might Like A JOYOUS EXCHANGE: Artists combine talents for artistic project Messenger Photo/Scottie BrownThe Art of Collaboration: A Joyous Exchange was displayed at the Johnson Center for the Arts on Thursday… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel REMEMBER WHEN: Helion Motes reflects on parents, grandparents teachings Skip Published 2:00 am Saturday, July 4, 2015 Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

e-biz in brief

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. e-biz in briefOn 13 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Thisweek’s e-biz news in brief.Gettingthe measure of online recruitmentTheBritish Army, BA and IBM are among those featured as case studies in Measuringand Monitoring the Effectiveness of Online Recruitment, a two-day seminar on 23-24April in London. Topics include online selection methods and the balancebetween offline and online recruitment. There is also a workshop on 25 April,which aims to be a step-by-step guide to assessing the effectiveness of youronline recruitment strategy. For bookings call 020-7915 5055 or visit thewebsite.  www.iir-conferences.com/onlinerecruitmentRegisterof experts helps reduce the riskInterimmanagement specialist Russam GMS has set up an e-business management group tohelp clients minimise the risks involved in e-business development. Russam GMShas over 100 senior people on its register with proven e-business expertise.”Using an experienced interim manager is fast, involves no recruitingcosts and deploys the relevant skills only for the duration of theproject,” says John Wilson, head of practice for the group. “Thisnetwork of skills can help companies lower the risk of failure or costover-runs.”  www.russam-gms.co.ukSoftwarecuts hospital admin burdenBritain’sbiggest NHS women’s hospital is aiming to streamline its staff’s administrationduties using Metastorm’s e-work software, which automates the processing ofhospital records. Information will also be linked to the medical communityoutside Birmingham’s Women’s Hospital via NHS Net to improve communicationsamong GPs and services.  www.metastorm.com/ Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

The importance of understanding annual and shorter-term temperature patterns and variation in the surface levels of polar soils for terrestrial biota

first_imgGround temperatures in the top few centimetres of the soil profile are key in many biological processes yet remain very poorly documented, especially in the polar regions or over longer timescales. They can vary greatly seasonally and at various spatial scales across the often highly complex and heterogeneous polar landscapes. It is challenging and often impossible to extrapolate soil profile temperatures from meteorological air temperature records. Furthermore, despite the justifiably considerable profile given to contemporary large-scale climate change trends, with the exception of some sites on Greenland, few biological microclimate datasets exist that are of sufficient duration to allow robust linkage and comparison with these large-scale trends. However, it is also clear that the responses of the soil-associated biota of the polar regions to projected climate change cannot be adequately understood without improved knowledge of how landscape heterogeneity affects ground and sub-surface biological microclimates, and of descriptions of these microclimates and their patterns and trends at biologically relevant physical and temporal scales. To stimulate research and discussion in this field, we provide an overview of multi-annual temperature records from 20 High Arctic (Svalbard) and maritime Antarctic (Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc) sites. We highlight important features in the datasets that are likely to have influence on biology in polar terrestrial ecosystems, including (a) summer ground and sub-surface temperatures vary much more than air temperatures; (b) winter ground temperatures are generally uncoupled from air temperatures; (c) the ground thawing period may be considerably shorter than that of positive air temperatures; (d) ground and air freeze–thaw patterns differ seasonally between Arctic and Antarctic; (e) rates of ground temperature change are generally low; (f) accumulated thermal sum in the ground usually greatly exceeds air cumulative degree days. The primary purpose of this article is to highlight the utility and biological relevance of such data, and to this end the full datasets are provided here to enable further analyses by the research community, and incorporation in future wider comparative studies.last_img read more