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Terry Smith has smashed the FTSE 100 in 2020. Here’s how he’s responding to the market crash

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first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Paul Summers | Saturday, 4th April, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Paul Summers owns shares in Fundsmith Equity Fund. The Motley Fool UK has recommended InterContinental Hotels 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. Image source: Getty Images The Fundsmith Equity Fund has drastically outperformed major UK indices since it launched in 2010. Even so, critics of manager Terry Smith often pointed out that his portfolio hadn’t been tested in a major downturn. No longer.From the beginning of 2020 to the end of March, Fundsmith’s shares fell 7.9% in value. Ordinarily, we’d regard such as result as very poor. Compared to the FTSE 100, however, it’s superb. The top tier of UK companies tanked 23.8% over the same period. 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…While no one knows what the future will bring, such a performance suggests Smith is worth listening to, now more than ever.Three points jump out at me from his latest communication to investors. Value (still) isn’t the solutionWhat’s perceived as ‘cheap’ will always attract investors. Terry Smith, however, remains against value investing. As he puts it, “Shares in companies that are lowly rated are so mostly for good reasons“.These reasons – including high debt levels – also mean that inexpensive companies can still drop in price during a crisis. Since this has certainly been the case over the last month, the belief that they provide greater protection over more expensive stocks is flawed, thinks Smith.  Based on this, I think it’s fair to say that existing holders of Fundsmith need not worry about strategy drift for the foreseeable future.It also suggests that the FTSE 100, which contains both great and not-so-great companies, will continue to underperform Fundsmith. The latter has always focused on finding quality stocks, even if it involves paying more for them. Expect the worstFundsmith’s index-beating return during the coronavirus outbreak so far does not mean that Smith is sure every single company he owns will survive. Two holdings – Hilton-owner Intercontinental Hotels and airline reservation provider Amadeus – have already been hit hard by the pandemic.Although both are sensibly cutting costs, the fund manager estimates that their failure would reduce the value of Fundsmith’s portfolio by 5%. His view on this, however, is striking. “Whilst I would not be pleased with that, if that’s the worst thing that happens I would suggest we can live with it.“I think this sort of no-nonsense thinking is vital at the current time and highlights two things.First, the fact that even Smith is contemplating the demise of stocks he owns is further evidence that no one is capable of picking just winners. Second, a degree of diversification is still vital, even if your portfolio is more concentrated than most.Control what you canAnyone and their dog can and will speculate on whether the markets will rise or fall from here. They’ll also ponder whether the eventual recovery will be sharp or more gradual. On this, Smith’s attitude is one I believe all Fools should be adopting. “I try to spend very little time considering matters which I can neither predict nor control and focus instead on those which I can affect.”I couldn’t agree more. This is why I am drawing up a shopping list of companies to buy if/when they become available at what I consider to be reasonable prices.Tellingly, Smith has already added new stocks to Fundsmith’s portfolio (although he remains tight-lipped on their identity). I may begin doing the same soon. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Terry Smith has smashed the FTSE 100 in 2020. Here’s how he’s responding to the market crash 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. 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. 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2 UK small-cap stocks I reckon are the best shares to buy now

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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. UK small-cap stocks, especially AIM-listed shares, often get overlooked by investors. But there are some great small-caps to buy now, I feel. While these companies carry a higher degree of risk than FTSE 100 stocks, they also have the potential to deliver great returns.Here are two UK small-cap stocks I would go so far as to say are among the best shares to buy now for my portfolio.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…#1 – Covid-19 treatmentRather than focus on large pharma companies, I reckon Synairgen (LSE: SNG) shares could be a good pick for me. What makes this small-cap stock different is that it’s developing a Covid-19 treatment, called SNG001, rather than a vaccine.What does this mean? Well, if anyone is hospitalised due to Covid-19, a vaccine wouldn’t work. Instead SNG001 has the potential to treat the illness.Synairgen shares have had a good run and the stock is riding high on the back of momentum caused by hopes of a recovery from the global pandemic. Over the past few months, the company has also announced positive news.In December, Synairgen said the US regulator, the FDA, had granted SNG001 fast track status. Last month, the company reported that the first UK patient had been given the SNG001 treatment as part of its global Phase III trial for hospitalised Covid-19 patients. While there’s no guarantee of the treatment being successful in the third phase, I’m optimistic of the results generated so far. It’s also testing SNG001 on patients who are suffering with Covid-19 at home and don’t require hospitalisation.I should emphasise that Synairgen is still a small company and there’s a high level of risk when investing. SNG001 may still be unsuccessful and may not get regulatory approval. #2 – Gold minerI think Greatland Gold (LSE: GGP) could be also be one of the best shares to buy now. The company mines for gold and copper in Australia. It currently has six projects, four are in Western Australia and two in Tasmania.Greatland Gold’s Havieron deposit, which is a joint venture with Newcrest, is the jewel in its crown. The miner has released a series of successful drilling results from this deposit. While it’s still early days, Havieron demonstrates the potential for a large, underground mining operation.Greatland Gold shares are not without risk. The company is still a small loss-making one. The stock has recently fallen back after initial drilling at another site, Scallywag, didn’t display the same level of success as Havieron. I think investors were expecting Havieron’s drilling success to continue at all of Greatland Gold’s sites. Unfortunately this isn’t the case. This is why the Greatland explores many sites and learns from the unsuccessful ones. The share price fall was a reality check to many investors.Despite this, I reckon Greatland Gold’s partnership with Newcrest allows it to share the costly business of mining. I think it’s a step in the right direct for a small miner.Why are these stocks the best shares to buy now?Synairgen and Greatland Gold shares don’t come without their risks but I think they have the potential to deliver. Hence I’ll will be adding both of these stocks to my diversified portfolio. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 2 UK small-cap stocks I reckon are the best shares to buy now 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 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Nadia Yaqub | Monday, 8th February, 2021 | More on: GGP SNG 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. Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Nadia Yaqublast_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby set to address UN Security…

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first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby will become the first archbishop of Canterbury to address the U.N. Security Council when he takes part in an open debate later this month. The archbishop has been invited to brief an open debate on “mediation and its role in conflict prevention” by the U.K.’s Ambassador to the U.N., Karen Pierce. The event, on Aug. 29, is one two big “discretionary events” being organized by the U.K. during their rolling presidency of the U.N. in August.Read the entire article here. Susan Paynter says: Posted Aug 9, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments (3) Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 August 13, 2018 at 11:44 am Erna Lund, expanding on your hopeful comment: if PB Curry’s sincere attempts to ‘revive’ a national church in need of that bear fruit, directing us towards love, and away from selfishness, then it will be easier to direct any expanded resources through church growth – either in membership and/or commitment to help outside of our borders – to other Anglican Provinces with far less, putting it frankly, money, than we have here in the US. There’s an old song by Donovan titled, ‘Happiness Runs In A Circular Motion.’ Like, I imagine, a snowball. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET August 9, 2018 at 9:18 pm Indeed we American Episcopalians wish that our PSB Michael Curry could expand his horizon to be more inclusive beyond the U.S. borders–yes his “Jesus Movement/evangelical/revivalism” focuses on the U.S. some may say that is sorely needed in our national church… yet devastation and destruction continues in The Holy Land, Diocese of Jerusalem… and hence one wonders if that is on the agenda… Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service August 9, 2018 at 6:17 pm This is so cool! Gives one hope. Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Archbishop of Canterbury Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL 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 Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby set to address UN Security Council Erna Lund says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Thomas Finlay says: Anglican Communion, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

City of Apopka announces their “Gold Seal” Program for businesses to…

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first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate CriteriaTo receive a “gold seal” designation, businesses must meet three criteria:Staff and customers must have their temperatures checked daily.All staff and customers must wear a mask.Businesses must have special arrangements for customers and employees who are at higher risk, such as the elderly or those with underlying medical conditions.These criteria are in addition to state requirements for social distancing and sanitation standards.Note: The Apopka Fire Department has non-contact thermometers available for purchase, while supplies last. Businesses are also welcome to use their own thermometers. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here ContactBusinesses that are interested in receiving a “gold seal” designation may contact Nicole Kennedy at (407) 703-1700 or [email protected] criteria are in addition to state requirements for social distancing and sanitation standards.Note: The Apopka Fire Department has non-contact thermometers available for purchase, while supplies last. Businesses are also welcome to use their own thermometers.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the City of Apopka City of Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson and the Let’s Restart Apopka Task Force have launched the “gold seal” program to allow businesses who have been fully or partially affected due to COVID-19 to reopen in a way that will give public assurance that the business is taking precautions.While this program is voluntary, businesses are encouraged to participate as it will assist in putting customers at ease. Please enter your comment! InformationBusinesses who get a “gold seal” designation will also be eligible to use the COVID SafePass app. Developed by Medek Health, COVID SafePass is an app that tracks a consumer’s health stats, sets telemedicine appointments, finds the nearest testing site, and alerts you if you’ve visited a business where an outbreak occurred.The COVID SafePass app will be available to city businesses and residents for free. After a month, the employer app will increase to $1 per employee for businesses per month.Once the criteria for a “gold seal” designation have been met, businesses will receive a certificate with a gold seal from the City of Apopka. Businesses are encouraged to place the certificate on windows near entrances. TAGSBusinessCity of ApopkaCOVID-19Gold Seal ProgramMayor Bryan NelsonReopeningsafety Previous articleDeSantis can’t escape unemployment questioning during Orlando stopNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

House in Palmela / Pedro Rogado + Catarina Almada

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first_img Projects House in Palmela / Pedro Rogado + Catarina AlmadaSave this projectSaveHouse in Palmela / Pedro Rogado + Catarina Almada Houses 2007 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/153814/house-in-palmela-pedro-rogado-catarina-almada Clipboard Year:  CopyHouses•Palmela, Portugal “COPY” Photographs:  Thorsten HumpelText description provided by the architects. This single-family detached house is located in an agrarian plain near Palmela. Two factors have conditioned its design: the willingness to favor the relationship with external spaces, in which rural landscape and aesthetic components abound, and the desire to create a contemporary approach that leverages the strong regional architectural traditions.Save this picture!© Thorsten HumpelThe result is an innovative construction, in which the memory of the Roman House is wisely reviewed. Not only through the preservation of intimacy and separation between public and private spaces, but also by retrieving elements specific to antiquity, such as the impluvium, which is used to divide these areas and to allow the recovery of rainwater, and the usage of trellised vine covered pergolas. To these traditional structural elements were associated specific contemporary living and architecture items with great balance and sensitivity, which were further enhanced by the very slight Roman stylobate and the patios of Islamic tradition: large glazed surfaces which allow wide, magnificent and restful views, simultaneously providing carefully designed light sources, which dissolve the interior spaces into transparencies; the subtle and fluid spatial circulation, which is inherited from modern and rationalistic design; a conjugation of different languages intertwined in a postmodern way, which blends related disciplines such as architecture, landscape architecture, graphical and equipment design. Save this picture!© Thorsten HumpelStarting from a gross area of 126 m2, the client initially considered an L-shaped typology, a traditional starting point which was generally respected in its main configuration, although somehow diluted by the visual and landscape components: the entrance, facing north (where a neighbor plot is filled with uncharacteristic groves of various tree species) is, wisely, almost blind. From the main door, a longitudinal visual axis is perceived, which goes through the house and leads to the Serra de São Francisco, to the South. A vestibule, with multiple viewpoints, is at the exact intersection of a corridor and a glass opening, through which a cork oak grove can be visualized, thus determining a new formal and visual axis (bringing to mind the memory of the ancient cardus and decumanus). Save this picture!© Thorsten HumpelThe wide glazed windows in the large living room open towards the determinant landscape element, which is the Serra de São Francisco. A suspended fireplace, of simple sculptural lines, dialogues with the flat roof-supporting pillar, and enhances the living room. Patio, kitchen, bathroom and scullery are located in this public area, which is enlightened by vertical glass windows through which one can enjoy, to the west, the dramatic view of the vast and preserved olive grove. The other part of the construction is located towards the eastern side, in a perpendicular disposition that defines the structural “L” (confirmed by a vernacular ancient adjacent house), with the open impluvium situated in the angle creating the above mentioned division between public and private living areas. Save this picture!© Thorsten HumpelThis area is further divided in three other parts, respectively the daughter’s room and bathroom, the main room and adjacent bathroom and, at the farther end, the study, with its vast windows facing south and the impluvium. The ancient Roman scriptorium, quarters of the pater familias, has become a sort of cockpit, in the measure that its original function of working area is augmented with the visual control of all the main axes, which span from the entrance and impluvium to the living room, to the Serra de São Francisco and to the large olive grove. The daughter’s room has a window facing east, where the lovely oak grove is located, to which the windows of the main room and adjacent bathroom also lead. The daughter’s bathroom is illuminated through a zenithal glass skylight that frames the sky above. The coating on tiles creates a surprising graphic pattern that starts from a simple broken line module, and infinitely unfolds in zigzag grids.This visual and graphical show, which can also be found in the main bedroom bath, is reinforced by the light effects that the refreshing impluvium provides, spreading across ceilings and walls. The mere opening of the bedroom door provides an unusual and almost endless visual axis that goes from the resounding impluvium to the terraces-patios covered in handmade tiles (the same as in the interior areas), all the way to the olive grove. Save this picture!© Thorsten HumpelThis house can be considered a reference, in the measure that it represents a formal and conceptually innovative ensemble. It combines the specific languages of contemporary living with an absolute respect for traditional cultural elements, both erudite and popular. Without yielding in any way to historicism, it should be seen as a cultural role model: life, landscape, cultural tradition, contemporary plurality and architecture blend harmoniously with great care and sensitivity.Save this picture!© Thorsten HumpelProject gallerySee allShow lessTechno Group Headquarters / Symbiosis Designs LTDArticlesEVERREST / Simon TakasakiArticles Sharecenter_img Photographs CopyAbout this officePedro RogadoOfficeFollowCatarina AlmadaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPalmelaHousesPortugalPublished on July 31, 2011Cite: “House in Palmela / Pedro Rogado + Catarina Almada” 31 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Thorsten Humpel+ 23 Share ArchDaily Architects: Catarina Almada, Pedro Rogado Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Palmela / Pedro Rogado + Catarina Almada Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/153814/house-in-palmela-pedro-rogado-catarina-almada Clipboardlast_img read more

What we’re reading: Kavanaugh and Trump, per usual

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first_imgLinkedin The Leap 2/18/20 ReddIt Twitter Twitter Brittany Kaskohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brittany-kasko/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature The Leap 2/4/20 Brittany Kaskohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brittany-kasko/ What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines + posts Brittany is the Executive Producer of The Leap for TCU360. She is a journalism major and criminal justice minor from Mansfield, Texas. In her free time, Brittany enjoys exercising and catching up on pop culture. What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit center_img Brittany Kaskohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brittany-kasko/ ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Brittany Kaskohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brittany-kasko/ Facebook The Leap 2/11/20 Previous articleHoroscope: October 3, 2018Next articleTCU housing still facing growing pains Brittany Kasko RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brittany Kasko printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from the “New York Times” to the “Wall Street Journal.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and policy. Today, we’ve got the latest on the Kavanaugh investigation, reports that Trump’s father gave him millions, and demands by the UN to lift sanctions on Iran.President Trump mocked Dr. Ford’s TestimonyPresident Donald Trump spoke in Southaven, MS on Tuesday night where he began to doubt Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony for the first time since the hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.“I don’t know. I don’t know,” said President Trump. “What neighborhood was it in? I don’t know. Where’s the house? I don’t know. Upstairs, downstairs — where was it? I don’t know — but I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember.”According to CNN, Trump’s words were then applauded.Ex-boyfriend of Dr. Ford claimed she might have lied about some aspects of her sexual assaultDr. Ford’s ex-boyfriend came forward Tuesday when a letter was released saying she had never spoken of Brett Kavanaugh during their relationship.The ex-boyfriend, whose name is not known at this time, also said Dr. Ford never mentioned her encounter with Kavanaugh to him during their six-year relationship from 1992 to 1998.He also claimed that Dr. Ford never had a fear of flying and contradicted the fact that she had never helped anyone prepare for a polygraph exam by saying he saw her help Monica McLean prepare for one.Did Trump receive money from this father?The New York State Tax Department is currently reviewing an allegation that President Trump might have received millions through tax fraud acts.According to ABC, the claim comes after word spread that Trump and his siblings could have potentially been hiding millions in fake companies in order to avoid taxes.White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, responded to these reports by saying that the IRS reviewed these transactions decades ago and signed off on them.FBI investigation will upset one side or the other The FBI investigation will end on Friday after given a week to investigate Judge Kavanaugh.According to the Washington Post, the investigation could end earlier as the FBI has completed interviews with those closest to the event.The fear of another investigation comes about if the Democrats win control of the house and begin to investigate what the White House said internally about the Kavanaugh allegations.Many potential sources not contacted in FBI investigationOver 40 potential sources for the Kavanaugh investigation have not been contacted and most likely will not be.The investigation is expected to end today with the FBI having concluded their work.Additionally, Dr. Ford has not been contacted by the FBI for questioning as of Tuesday, according to her attorneys.The U.N. court said the United States must lift Iran sanctions on “humanitarian” goodsOn Wednesday, the United Nations said the United States must lift the Iran sanctions on humanitarian goods.According to CBS News, the court claimed that the lack of humanitarian goods could have a major impact on the lives of Iranian people.The ruling was an interim decision made today, which could make a significant impact on Iran and its people.That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more. The Leap 3/3/20last_img read more

Journalist threatened by paramilitaries after angry exchange with President Uribe on the air

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first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the accusation of “liar” and other charges made by President Alvaro Uribe against leading journalist Daniel Coronell in an argument on the air on radio La FM on 9 October. Coronell afterwards received death threats in an email signed by the paramilitary group called the Aguilas Negras (Black Eagles), a predatory group still active in the north of the country.The president’s public accusations against Coronell, the news director of state-owned Canal Uno television and a columnist for the magazine Semana, came just five days after Gonzalo Guillén, the correspondent of the Miami-based El Nuevo Herald newspaper, had to flee the country after similar public accusations by the president led to his getting 24 threatening phone calls. President Uribe accused Guillén on 2 October of helping notorious drug baron Pablo Escobar’s former mistress, Virginia Vallejo, write her newly-published memoir “Amando a Pablo, odiando a Escobar,” in which she described Uribe’s alleged links with Escobar (see 4 October release).“Following our open letter of 4 October to President Uribe, we appeal again to him to take more care with what he says,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We recognise his right to defend himself against the accusations made against him, but there is no justification for these vehement attacks that endanger journalists, as demonstrated by the threats received by Coronell, who was already forced to leave the country with his family in 2005, and by Guillén, who has had to go abroad now.”The press freedom organisation added: “President Uribe’s person attacks are one thing, and death threats from paramilitaries who claim to support him are another. The government should have every reason to demonstrate its goodwill by being more active in its pursuit of those who threaten the lives of journalists, especially the sinister Aguilas Negras.”During a live interview with a radio La FM presenter on 9 October, Uribe asked her to telephone Coronell about a column he had just written about Vallejo’s allegations. When she got through to Coronell, he and Uribe had a one-hour argument on the air in which Uribe accused him of being a “coward,” a “liar,” a “bastard” and a “professional slanderer.”Uribe also challenged Coronell about his reasons for going into exile in 2005 (see release of 16 August 2005), expressing doubt about the threats he received at the time. Coronell said the threats came from the computer of former parliamentarian Carlos Náder Simmonds, a onetime Uribe ally who has been convicted in the United States of drug trafficking.A few hours after the argument, Canal Uno received an email for Coronell containing death threats. “You were warned that the next time you meddle in the chief’s business, you will be digging your own grave,” the message said. “Anyone who attacks our president is signing his own death warrant.”Reporters Without Borders is also shocked by the release on 10 October of Fernando Soto Zapata, who spent five years and eight months in detention for the 2002 murder of Orlando Sierra Hernández, a journalist with the daily La Patria. The contract killer was given a 19-year sentence, but was allowed an astonishing amount of time off for good behaviour.Soto was filmed as he shot Sierra twice on 30 January 2002. His accomplices, Luis Miguel “Tilín” and Luis “Pereque” Arley Ortiz, received 28-year sentences in May 2005. Ferney Tapasco González, a former parliamentarian and Liberal Party chief in the central department of Caldas, was never prosecuted although he was suspected of putting out the contract. Sierra had often written about Tapasco’s alleged crimes. RSF_en October 21, 2020 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies October 15, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist threatened by paramilitaries after angry exchange with President Uribe on the air April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia News Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas Help by sharing this information Reports News to go further Reporters Without Borders is outraged by President Alvaro Uribe’s personal attacks on Daniel Coronell, the news director of state-owned Canal Uno television and a columnist for the magazine Semana, who received death threats from a paramilitary group after an argument with Uribe on the air.last_img read more

Don’t feed the gulls in Limerick… or the media

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first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleGAA – Limerick club games refixedNext articlePoor cow Charolais Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsDon’t feed the gulls in Limerick… or the mediaBy Alan Jacques – August 27, 2015 1502 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Twitter Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Printcenter_img by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up FOLLOWING media hysteria about gull attacks in Ireland this summer the Limerick branch of Birdwatch Ireland is now strongly discouraging people from feeding the feathered seabirds.Birdwatch Ireland Limerick branch secretary Maura Turner said that while she appreciates that people like to throw food into flocks of birds on the River Shannon, a gull that is not used to being fed by humans does not associate humans with food and will maintain a healthy fear of people and avoid getting close.Ireland is home to a dozen or so different species of gull, and while some of these do favour a marine environment, many are by no means tied to the sea.“The species that has featured most prominently in the recent hysteria is the herring gull, a large member of the gull family that can be seen daily on the Shannon river in Limerick city, generally swimming or preening on the banks,” Ms Turner explained.“While this species is certainly more numerous in coastal areas, it is also often found well inland, and this has been the case for centuries. It also needs to be remembered that most of Ireland’s main cities are coastal, and have always been home to gull populations,” she added.In recent years, two species in particular, the herring gull and the lesser black-backed gull, have begun to nest on city rooftops.“This doesn’t, however, mean that our national populations of these species have increased. Indeed, Irish herring gull numbers have declined by well over 50 per cent over the past few decades, and the species is on Birdwatch Ireland’s ‘red list’, meaning it is of particular conservation concern.”She said it’s no coincidence that people become more aware of urban herring gulls at this time of year.“Media tales of aggressive gulls appear during Mid-July to Mid-August every year.“That’s because this is the time when the gull chicks are getting ready to leave their nests, and their parents become extremely protective and agitated when their offspring are at their most vulnerable. They will sometimes squawk and even swoop at people or pets if they feel that these pose a threat to their young, but this behaviour will cease within the next few weeks when their chicks have left home and are fending for themselves.”Birdwatch Ireland is now strongly discouraging people from feeding gulls.“We often, quite bizarrely, harbour prejudice against animals that mostly scavenge for a living, but in fact urban scavengers such as herring gulls do us a great service. They efficiently dispose of discarded food waste that would otherwise attract rodents and other vermin. They help to keep our beaches clean and they remove roadkill and other decomposing animal remains,” she explained.The Limerick Branch of Birdwatch Ireland are planning a talk on the interaction of gulls and humans. For more details visit the Limerick branch of Birdwatch Ireland’s Facebook page. Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSBirdwatch Ireland Limericklimerickseagulls Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Businesses continue working with EmployAbility Limerick in the challenging times of…

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first_imgEmail Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter EmployAbility offices at 5 Mallow Street, LimerickEmployAbility Limerick is a government funded Employment Support Service who are committed to providing a professional employment support services for people recovering from an injury, illness, health condition or have a disability. In addition, the service also tends to local business recruitment and employment needs throughout Limerick City and County.Ursula Mackenzie Coordinator of EmployAbility Limerick says “last year was a difficult year for a lot of us, it was especially challenging for people with disabilities in finding work.“Despite the challenges Covid-19 brought to some local businesses, they remained open to working with EmployAbility Limerick and we succeeded in placing a number of our clients into employment”. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Like so many other businesses EmployAbility Limerick have had to adapt to blended working, for us this meant engaging with employers and business networks over Zoom. However this helped the service reach more companies and we have had a positive response with a number of businesses providing job opportunities for our clients last year; it is so encouraging for the future.” One business was Optima Training & Consulting based in Castletroy, Adrian Carmody says “Optima Training are delighted to work with the team at Employability Limerick and highly recommend their service and support in the very beneficial work they do. Our experience has been of quality candidates looking for the opportunity to return to employment and of those candidates being highly motivated and appreciative of the opportunities to join or re-join the workforce”. Ursula added “because we know the big contribution people with disabilities can make to the local economy, we are continually looking for more employers to promote equal opportunities and bridge the gap by including employees with disabilities in their workplace.” People with disabilities hold great resilience in the face of difficulty and EmployAbility Limerick has thankfully done the same during this challenging time. Building relationships with employers and providing advice and guidance has been a huge focus for the team and has allowed us to continue supporting the business community and build a stronger network than ever. EmployAbility offices are situated at 5 Mallow Street, Limerick. Telephone number (061)493095. Website: www.employabilitylimerick.ie#BusinessSpotlight #LimerickPostNewspaper #KeepingLimerickPosted Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img TAGSBusiness Spotlightemployabilitylimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleSinn Fein TD warns of impending “tsunami of addiction” when lockdown ends, as gardai seize €50,000 in drugs and cash in Limerick city estateNext articleWomen in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print BusinessNewsBusinesses continue working with EmployAbility Limerick in the challenging times of Covid-19By Staff Reporter – March 5, 2021 87 Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

DAILY OIL PRICE: May 28, 2021

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first_img DAILY OIL PRICE: May 28, 2021 Previous articleMojo’s Best: Top 2 set out to tackle UT AustinNext articleBasin rig count up two as prices rise Odessa American Local NewsIn the Pipeline By Odessa American – May 28, 2021 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img TAGSOil Prices WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Crude Oil: 66.32  (-0.53).Nymex MTD AVG:  65.0632.Natural Gas: 2.986   (+0.028).Gasoline: 2.1402   (-0.0116).Spreads: July/August   (+.22)   August/September   (+.50).Plains WTI Posting: 62.80   (-0.53) WhatsApplast_img read more