Fund managers are worried about a second wave. These are the UK shares I’d buy now

first_img Image source: Getty Images Fund managers are worried about a second wave. These are the UK shares I’d buy now Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The number-one risk top portfolio managers are concerned about right now is a second wave of the coronavirus. In July’s Bank of America fund manager survey – a monthly survey that canvasses the views of top fund managers around the world – over 50% of respondents said a second wave of Covid-19 was the biggest risk to share portfolios. Meanwhile, in August’s survey, about 40% said the biggest threat to portfolios this year was the worsening of the Covid-19 crisis.In my view, a second wave is a valid concern. Until a vaccine is launched and available to everyone, we can’t be sure that Covid-19 won’t return. A second wave is a real possibility. This could have a drastic impact on financial markets. UK shares could take a big hit.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Now’s the time to be thinking about risk management. So, how can you protect your share portfolio from a second wave?I’d avoid these stocksThe first thing I’d do is check your exposure to UK shares that could be hit hard by a second wave. Examples include airline stocks (easyJet, IAG), cruise ship operators (Carnival), pubs (JD Wetherspoon), cinema operators (Cineworld), and gym operators (The Gym Group).If we see a second wave, it’s likely that these kinds of stocks will underperform. You don’t want to be overexposed.UK shares I’d buy for a second waveThen I’d focus on building a portfolio that contains UK shares that should do well no matter what happens with Covid-19. Specifically, I’d focus on three main types of businesses.Firstly, I’d invest in consumer goods businesses, such as Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser. These are highly reliable, dividend-paying companies that tend to hold up well when the economy is down.Reckitt Benckiser, in particular, is a great UK share to own right now, in my opinion. It owns the largest portfolio of surface disinfectant brands including Dettol and Lysol. It’s also recently launched a new professional services division to help organisations keep their customers safe. In my view, Reckitt Benckiser is a classic hedge against a second wave.I’d also buy healthcare stocks. Like consumer goods companies, healthcare companies are quite resilient. People still need medication during a recession. Two FTSE 100 healthcare companies I like are GlaxoSmithKline and Hikma Pharmaceuticals. The former specialises in vaccines and consumer healthcare products. The latter develops branded and non-branded medicines. Both UK shares are also reliable dividend payers.I’d also buy shares in UK businesses that could see higher demand for their services in a second wave. Some examples include IT specialists Computacenter and Softcat and communications specialist Gamma Communications. These companies should all benefit from the work-from-home trend. In a second wave, they should outperform.They are the three main types of UK shares I’d be buying right now. Own a fully-diversified portfolio that contains a number of different companies and your share portfolio should hold up well if we see a second wave. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, GlaxoSmithKline, and Softcat. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Carnival, GlaxoSmithKline, Softcat, The Gym Group, and Unilever. 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.center_img Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 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 Address 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Can the Persimmon share price keep climbing?

first_img Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now 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. Zaven Boyrazian | Tuesday, 1st June, 2021 | More on: PSN Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The rising Persimmon share priceThe pandemic has disrupted many businesses, and Persimmon is no exception. Its share price crashed by more than a third in early 2020 as housing construction came to a halt. But over time, as lockdown restrictions eased and the vaccine rollout continued, it could resume building homes. And looking at the most recent trading update, it seems Persimmon and its share price have made a complete recovery.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…Build rates have returned to pre-Covid levels, and the management team expect the first half-year 2021 project completions to be in line with 2019 levels. What’s more, due to the continually rising demand – something I’ve previously pointed out – the firm’s forward sales position has increased to £3bn. By comparison, this figure was only £2.4bn in 2020 and £2.7bn in 2019. So that’s an 11% increase versus pre-pandemic levels.Combining a rising top line with a healthy balance sheet, the management team has announced further dividend payments of 55p in August and December this year. Merging these with the previous interim dividend of 125p last March indicates the reinstatement of its 235p per share annual payout. In other words, the current 7.4% dividend yield looks sustainable in the eyes of management. That’s a promising sign for any income investor.Nothing is risk-freeIncome stocks are often perceived as low risk. But there is no free lunch in the world of finance, and Persimmon has some threats on the horizon.  The main one being government support schemes.For several years, the Help-to-Buy scheme has made housing considerably more affordable for individuals, especially for the younger generation. Consequently, homebuilders like Persimmon have greatly benefited from the increased volume of sales. But this scheme is soon coming to an end and has already been getting more limited. Maximum home price restrictions were recently added, and the entire programme is timetabled to end in March 2023.Given how dependent homebuilders and buyers have become on these support programmes, I think we’re likely to see some volatility in house prices when they come to an end. Needless to say, that’s not good news for Persimmon or its share price.The bottom lineThis looming threat remains a prominent issue. However, the management team still has another two years to prepare. During that time, sales are likely to keep rising, with the proceeds being returned to shareholders through dividends. And so, I believe the Persimmon share price can continue climbing from here. At least, for now. Therefore I would consider adding this business to my income portfolio. But, I’ll be keeping a close eye on how the company intends to move forward post-2023. Image source: Getty Images Can the Persimmon share price keep climbing? We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees.center_img Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Persimmon. 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. The Persimmon (LSE:PSN) share price has been on fire lately. Since the start of 2021, it’s moved up by around 16%. And over the last 12 months, it has increased by 35%. Obviously, this level of growth is hardly extraordinary compared to the upward trajectories of other stocks. But considering that Persimmon is a homebuilder, this growth is quite impressive. At least, I think so, especially since even after this jump in price, the dividend yield is still above 7%. But can the share price climb even higher? And are there any risks I should be aware of? But its not the only income stock I have on my radar. Here is: Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… See all posts by Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

The Episcopal Church in Vermont announces slate of candidates for…

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Women’s Ministry Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Episcopal Church in Vermont announces slate of candidates for 11th bishop diocesan New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab From left to right are the Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, the Rev. Hillary D. Raining, and The Very Rev. Hilary B. Smith. Photo: Maurice L. Harris/The Episcopal Church in Vermont[Diocese of Vermont] The Standing Committee of The Episcopal Church in Vermont has announced a slate of three candidates for the 11th bishop of the diocese. The candidates will stand for election on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The new bishop will succeed the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely, who is retiring from the position of bishop diocesan in September after 18 years. The candidates are (in alphabetical order):The Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Interim Rector, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Franklin, Indiana.The Rev. Hillary D. Raining, Rector, St. Christopher’s Church, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.The Very Rev. Hilary B. Smith, Rector, Holy Comforter, Richmond, Virginia.The Standing Committee received and approved the slate of candidates by unanimous vote in a closed-door session Saturday. The approval of the list marks the culmination of a process that began nearly 15 months ago at which time the Standing Committee appointed a Bishop Discernment & Nominating Committee to lead the process of discerning and proposing candidates for bishop.Maggie Thompson, chair of the Bishop Discernment & Nominating Committee and member of Christ Church, Montpelier, commented, “Our committee met every other Saturday for a year. We took time to get to know each other and build trust and rapport. Collectively, we brought many skills, insights and wisdom to the process, along with buoyancy and humor. Our chaplain, the Rev. Carole Wageman, was an integral presence, always centering our work in listening for God’s call as we entered into mutual discernment with our applicants. We came to know and love these three finalists and have the utmost confidence that they represent the characteristics the people of The Episcopal Church in Vermont are seeking, as we heard in our 38 listening sessions in parishes around the state. We are grateful for the support and affirmation of the Standing Committee. The Holy Spirit has swirled among us throughout this lengthy, prayerful, and joyous process.”The Rev. Rick Swanson, president of the Standing Committee and rector of St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church, Stowe, commended, “The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Church in Vermont is deeply grateful for the ministry of the Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee for their commitment to listening to the Spirit through the churches and institutions of the diocese, the candidates and nominees, and their own hearts. They have faithfully offered to the Church in Vermont three individuals who are faithful servants of Our Lord, and any one of them will lead the diocese to embrace the love of God in Jesus Christ and share God’s abundant grace throughout the state of Vermont and the world. We are blessed by their ministry and excited about the future.”Brett Murphy, member of the Standing Committee and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Northfield, concurred adding, “The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Church in Vermont is excited to present this slate of three candidates for the 11th Bishop of Vermont. We thank the Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee for their exhaustive work in considering a diverse pool of applicants and their sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit to bring these excellent candidates to the Church.”Detailed information on the individual candidates can be found on the Bishop Search website at.Candidates for bishop may still be added to the final slate through a process of “nomination by petition,” the details of which are stated on the Bishop Search website. Nominations by petition may be filed until at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 29, 2019.A special convention for the election of the 11th bishop of The Episcopal Church in Vermont is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington. A service of ordination and consecration is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, at the Ira Allen Chapel on the campus of the University of Vermont, Burlington.The Episcopal Church in Vermont encompasses 45 congregations across the Green Mountain State. Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA House of Bishops, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Posted Mar 25, 2019 Bishop Elections, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group last_img read more

Sanofi Diabetes today announces £10,000 funding for projects to support optimum diabetes management

first_imgGuildford, UK – 15th March 2013 – Sanofi Diabetes announces today a £10,000 donation to help fund three Diabetes UK initiatives at their annual professional conference in Manchester. This was marked by a cheque signing ceremony with Barbara Young, Chief Executive, Diabetes UK. The initiatives support a wide range of people who are affected by both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, whether that is children with Type 1 diabetes being able to socialise and learn from others of a similar age, events for families who have a child with Type 1 diabetes as well as providing life-changing information and advice to a variety of diverse communities. The first project supports Diabetes UK Children and Young People’s Events which offer a unique opportunity to be among peers who understand what life is like with Type 1 diabetes, especially as for many it is the first step to managing their own diabetes. Developing a positive attitude and establishing self-confidence in the management of diabetes is the cornerstone of a young person’s development in coping with their diabetes. In a fun-filled residential event, children enjoy activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and just relaxing with new friends. Advertisement The second project focuses on Family Events which are organised for the whole family, to meet with others who have a child with Type 1 diabetes so that they can form friendships and gain support. During these residential events, parents attend relaxed supportive and informative discussion groups covering such topics as hypos (episodes of low blood sugar), what care to expect, healthy eating choices, carb counting and emotional care. Children (including siblings without diabetes) have their own programme enjoying fun activities and educational sessions. The third project creates diabetes awareness films for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and will be distributed through social media and promoted through BAME television channels, as well as traditional channels. Each film will include core messages around diabetes awareness, risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and measures to reduce this risk as well as case studies from people living with Type 2 diabetes.The films will also focus on characteristics and behaviours of people from BAME backgrounds reflecting the cultural diversity of different groups. It will also provide a call to action, encouraging the communities to talk to their family, seek support and visit their GP for further advice. Caroline Horwood, Diabetes Division Director, Sanofi Diabetes says: “Sanofi Diabetes is committed to supporting  people with diabetes, as well as their families, by providing information, assistance and opportunities to share emotional and practical experiences of living with diabetes through engaging and worthy  initiatives such as these with Diabetes UK. We look forward to seeing how our funding helps to deliver these three projects.” Barbara Young, Chief Executive, DUK says: “These are three very valuable projects that all have the potential to make a real difference to people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, or at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. We are extremely grateful for Sanofi’s support for them.” By visiting the Sanofi Diabetes stand at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference, healthcare professionals were able to vote for which of the three initiatives they wanted to see receive the funding. At the end of the conference the £10,000 donation was split proportionally across the three projects.– Ends – Tagged with: corporate Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. About SanofiSanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY). About Diabetes UKDiabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.  For more information on all aspects of diabetes and access to Diabetes UK activities and services, visit www.diabetes.org.uk Media enquiries please contact: External Communications                                                   Olivia Bailey                                                                              Telephone: 01483 554120                                                    E-mail: [email protected] Olivia BAILEY External Communications UK & Ireland Tel.: +44 (0) 1483 55 4120 Mob. +44 (0) 7710 388052 One Onslow Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4YS, UK About Sanofi DiabetesSanofi strives to help people manage the complex challenge of diabetes by delivering innovative, integrated and personalised solutions. Driven by valuable insights that come from listening to and engaging with people living with diabetes, the Company is forming partnerships to offer diagnostics, therapies, services and devices, including innovative blood glucose monitoring systems. Sanofi markets both injectable and oral medications for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Howard Lake | 15 March 2013 | News Sanofi Diabetes today announces £10,000 funding for projects to support optimum diabetes management  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Uber’s ‘Donate’ rides raise $300k in 48 hours

first_img  71 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 They also set up a petition to Apple on Change.org to ask the company to do precisely that by allowing in-app charitable donations. At the time of publication it needed another 362 signatures. Uber’s ‘Donate’ rides raise $300k in 48 hours Howard Lake | 6 January 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img Users of taxi mobile app company Uber last month donated over $300,000 in just two days through a new top-up to donate function. The beneficiary was No Kid Hungry, a US nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America.Uber created a new class of ride called ‘Donate’. Users choosing that type agreed to be charged an addition $5, which was donated in full to the nonprofit.The company had hoped to raise enough to fund three million meals for children to be provided by the charity. The function proved so popular though that the money raised was enough for over five million meals.In-app donations?According to Charitweet, Uber achieved this fundraising success by handling in-app donations, in defiance of Apple’s policy on in-app donations which states that they are not permitted. Donations to charities in apps must be completed via text or the web  (using the Apple Safari browser) – not within the app.Charitweet applauded Uber’s approach on the grounds that it made giving easy, saying:“We applaud Uber for disrupting the system in a positive way – but isn’t it time to make donations easier for all involved?” Advertisement Tagged with: app corporate Digital in-app donation mobile About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Hamas makes statement on Pittsburgh massacre

first_imgThis statement was posted at hamas.ps on Oct. 28.Member of the International Relations Bureau Basim Naim stated the following:It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we received the news about the terrorist attack on a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, which resulted in killing 11 innocent Jews and injuring six others.As Palestinians who have been enduring the terrorism of the Israeli occupation, we are the most to realise what terrorism means and its destructive consequences.On this sorrowful occasion, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the families of the victims, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.This aggressive act against “worship places,” which is highly condemned, highlights that terrorism has no religion nor ideology.Dr. Basin NaimMember of International Relations BureauFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

From Nouveau Courrier d’Abidjan journalists remanded in custody

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is deeply disappointed by the remand in custody of Stéphane Guédé, Théophile Kouamouo, and Saint Claver Oula, journalists on the Nouveau Courrier d’Abidjan, after postponement of the verdict today by the Abidjan correctional tribunal.The judges adjourned their verdict until 26 July but without providing any explanation to the journalists who were all present at the hearing. ——————————————————————————————–20.07.2010 – Disturbing prosecution demandReporters Without Borders today expressed astonishment after three journalists on the Nouveau Courrier d’Abidjan, remanded in custody on 13 July 2010 accused of “theft of administrative documents” yesterday appeared before the Abidjan correctional court. See previous release .The prosecutor called for a one-year prison sentence against all three journalists along with a fine of 10 million CFA Francs (about 15,250 euros). He also called for the daily to be suspended and for the confiscation of the computer on which the information had been handledStéphane Guédé, the publisher, Théophile Kouamouo, managing editor and Saint Claver Oula, the editor in chief, were appeared in connection with “theft of administrative documents, “publishing information about a legal file not yet before the court” and “disclosing a secret document”. The verdict was adjourned until 21 July.“The prosecutor’s decisions in this case to remand the journalists in custody and then to take them before a judge are very surprising”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Article 77 of the 2004 press freedom law which decriminalised all press offences means that journalists should only be fined for publishing information about a legal case not yet before the court”, it said. Only the national press council or a civil judge are competent to impose the fine. “In treating it as a common-law offence and not as a press offence, the legal authorities have not respected Cote d’Ivoire law. These journalists should not be at risk of being sent to prison. We urge the authorities, guarantors of press freedom, to quickly put right this problem and try the journalists under Article 73.3 and 77 of the press freedom law”, said Reporters Without Borders.The organisation also urged the authorities and the Ivorian justice system to respect the principles of journalistic ethics. The publication of documents, even confidential ones, is part of the basic work of a journalist and protecting their sources is one of the fundamental principles of the profession. Investigative journalism could not exist without these two conditions. The journalists in this case have done their job in a professional way, to inform Ivorians about a matter of public interest. RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections to go further Côte d’IvoireAfrica News Reports News Organisation center_img Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Help by sharing this information Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en October 29, 2020 Find out more Côte d’IvoireAfrica July 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 From Nouveau Courrier d’Abidjan journalists remanded in custody October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Buffet King shuts doors after two failed inspections

first_img Pinterest TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img View of the Buffet King at 4101 E 42nd St. A local restaurant closure continues after operators failed to provide a sanitary environment and food fit for human consumption. Buffet King, located at 4101 E. 42nd St., scored 66 out of 100 during a routine inspection conducted by the Ector County Health Department on Friday, and failed a subsequent inspection on Monday morning. Any restaurant that does not have a score of 70 or above is required to close until they can pass another inspection. The health department did not provide a score for the inspection on Monday. According to our partners at CBS7, the low score from the health department came because of insect issues, as well as food temperature problems. A food inspection report produced by the health department detailed that the business will remain closed as of Monday due to problems with roaches and flies that need to be addressed before serving food to the public. During routine inspections last year, the restaurant scored 73 in December, 100 in July and 81 in June. Gino Solla, director of the county’s health department, said restaurants like Buffet King are inspected about four times annually. He said the department typically sees fewer than six restaurant operators throughout the year that receive enough demerits that they have to shut down operations. “It doesn’t happen very often,” Solla said. “With the influx of people coming in and the hardship some of the restaurateurs are having getting crews fully staffed, that may cause it to happen more frequently.” Solla said Buffet King has the option to correct the demerits and potentially reopen if they score appropriately. Buffet King shuts doors after two failed inspections Facebook Local News Previous articleSULLUM: The costs of monitoring your prescriptionsSullum is a senior editor for Reason magazine and a syndicated columnist.Next article060819_PBR_Caveman_02 Digital AIM Web Support Facebooklast_img read more

Mac Lochlainn says Garda Ombudsman and Inspectorate should be expanded

first_img WhatsApp A Donegal Deputy is calling for the powers and remit of the Garda Ombudsman Commission and the Garda Inspectorate to be widened.Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn, who serves as Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson was speaking after it emerged that the AGSI conference this week will debate a motion calling for the merging of the Ombudsman and Inspectorate with the proposed Garda Authority.The gathering will also hear calls for increased recruitment, and for pay levels to be restored.Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is expected to address delegates on Wednesday.Deputy Mac Lochlainn says the suggestion of a merger would go against best international practice……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/podagsi1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Facebook Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleGiven delighted to be back for IrelandNext articleDonegal County Council to oppose Ireland’s biggest windfarm proposals admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – March 30, 2015 Pinterestcenter_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Mac Lochlainn says Garda Ombudsman and Inspectorate should be expanded Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+last_img read more

‘We Never Stalled High Courts From Proceeding’ : Supreme Court Expresses Displeasure Over Criticism Against Suo Moto Case On COVID

first_imgTop Stories’We Never Stalled High Courts From Proceeding’ : Supreme Court Expresses Displeasure Over Criticism Against Suo Moto Case On COVID LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 April 2021 11:54 PMShare This – xOn the last working day of the outgoing Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, a bench led by him expressed displeasure at the criticism levelled by the senior lawyers against the suo moto case taken by the Supreme Court on COVID19 related issues.The bench, also comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat, said that there was no intention to take over the cases from the High Courts and therefore the criticism was unfounded.”We were not happy to read what supposedly senior advocates said. But everyone has their own opinion”, CJI Bobde said, referring to the statements made by senior lawyers against the suo moto case.The CJI made this remark after Senior Advocate Harish Salve sought permission to be discharged as an amicus curiae from the case, saying “I don’t want the matter to be heard under a shadow that I was appointed on the basis of my school friendship with CJI”.”We understand you are pained by those statements and we honour your sentiments”, CJI told Salve.At this juncture, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that a “maligning competition” was going on in the media and electronic media, which was the last thing the country wanted during a time of disaster.”We are not in a position in the country to have a maligning competition in media and electronic media. Someday somebody from judiciary has to take cognizance of this trend of electronic media. I saw on digital media people literally abusing. This needs to be looked into”, the SG said, while requesting Salve not to recuse as amicus succumbing to public pressure.At this juncture, Justice L Nageswara Rao turned to Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave and asked him :”Even before the order was released, it was being criticized for something which was not there in the order. Is this the way Senior Advocates speak? Without seeing the order?Is this the way you respond? Imputing motives? Without reading the order?”Dave said that he was not imputing any motives.”It was not imputing motives. We all thought your lordships was going to do it(transfer cases from HCs to SC). It was a genuine perception. Your lordships have done it before”.Justice Ravindra Bhat then intervened.”Mr.Dave, please. We did not say a word about the High Courts. We never stalled the High Courts from proceeding. We asked the Centre to approach High Courts”, Justice Bhat told Dave.Show Cause Why Uniform Orders Not Be Passed By Supreme Court In COVID Related Issues : SC Issues Notice To Centre, States, UTs & Parties Before HCs “Senior lawyers should protect the institution”, Justice Rao added.”We feel institutions will be strengthened by objective criticism”, Dave replied.Solicitor General then said “Chief Justice is retiring today. I genuinely feel he deserves a loving farewell. Senior Advocates must not give public statements on the basis of perceptions”.Dave replied : “Mr. Mehta, you have been defending the government only on the basis of perceptions”.Senior Advocate and the present President of the Supreme Court Bar Association Vikas Singh added : “Solicitor General has said that no migrants were walking in the road and the Court has accepted”.”What is going on here?”, the SG said.Vikas Singh then said that hospitals in Delhi are facing oxygen shortage, and court must look into inter-state issues.”That is exactly what we are looking at”, CJI responded.CJI then said that the bench was closing the matter for today and was adjourning it to next Tuesday, as Solicitor General was seeking time to file reply.The bench also allowed the request of Salve to be relieved from the case.”I want my Chief Justice to have a decent farewell, not this abuse”, Solicitor General said after this.”We are not abusing. We object to this statement”, Dave responded.A bench comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat was hearing the suo moto case ‘In Re : Distribution of Essential Supplies and Services During Pandemic”.Solicitor General : Chief Justice is retiring today. I genuinely feel he deserves a loving farewell. Senior Advocates must not give public statements on the basis of perceptions.#SuoMoto #COVID19— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 23, 2021 It was yesterday that the CJI-led bench decided to take suo moto cognizance of issues relating to COVID19. The CJI orally observed that the trend of different High Courts dealing with such issues has created “confusion and diversion of resources”.The bench issued notice to the Union Government, State Governments, UTs and parties who have approached the High Courts asking them to show cause why the Supreme Court should not pass a uniform order on issues related to : a)Supply of oxygen;b)Supply of essential drugs;c)Method and manner of vaccination; andd)Declaration of lockdown.The Court also asked the Central Government to place before it a national plan for dealing with essential services and supplies during Pandemic.The move of the Supreme Court to take over the cases from High Courts came under widespread criticism from the legal community. Several senior lawyers opined that the Supreme Court’s intervention, when the High Courts are seized of the issues, was “uncalled for and unjustified”.’Unjustified’ : Senior Lawyers Criticize Supreme Court’s Move To Transfer COVID Matters From High Courts To ItselfThe Supreme Court Bar Association has filed an application saying that the High Courts should not be stopped in dealing the cases as they are best suited to deal with local problems.TagsCOVID19 Supreme Court #CJI SA Bobde Senior Advocate Harish Salve #Justice L Nageswara Rao Justice S Ravindra Bhat Next Storylast_img read more

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