The NatWest share price has been climbing. Should I buy now?

first_imgThe NatWest share price has been climbing. Should I buy now? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Alan Oscroft “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft | Friday, 19th February, 2021 | More on: NWG Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Alan Oscroft owns shares of 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: 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. 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. I’m always a little wary when a company changes its name. Still, I can understand NatWest Group (LSE: NWG) wanting to put the old Royal Bank of Scotland days behind it. And if the NatWest share price is anything to go by, the change is paying off.Since a low in September 2020, NatWest shares have recovered a bit more strongly than Barclays. And they’ve easily outperformed Lloyds Banking Group. In fact, since 21 September, the NatWest share price has gained 90%. That’s a cracking result for anyone who managed to time it right.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…But it only paints a small part of the picture. Over the past 12 months, NatWest has dropped 14%. And over five years, we’re looking at a 28% share price fall. On top of that, the dividend had only just started coming back after the bank’s earlier travails. And then it was halted last year at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. That didn’t help the NatWest share price either.But there must be an end to the pessimism somewhere, and an attractive time to buy. Mustn’t there? Well, there’s a bit of positive news in Friday’s full-year results. The dividend is back. The 3p per share final dividend amounts to a modest yield of 1.7%. But NatWest also included plans to pay out around 40% of profits as an ordinary dividend. Those profits aren’t here yet, mind.A big 2020 lossFor the year to December 2020, NatWest recorded an operating loss of £351m. Impairment provisions rose too, by £1.4bn compared with 2019 to £6.2bn. So when the bank says it hopes to pay at least £800m in ordinary and special dividends over the 2021–23 period, I’m going to try to contain my excitement. I’ll wait and see.Still, the market did react positively. Despite a brief dip in morning trading, at the time of writing the NatWest share price is up 3.5% on the day. That’s better than Barclays, up 2.8%, and Lloyds, up 1.3%. Lloyds is the last of these big three to reveal its 2020 figures, with results due on 24 February, after Barclays reported on Thursday. But as things stand today, would I buy NatWest shares?Well, some of the uncertainty surrounding the financial sector has been at least partially cleared. The possibility of a no-deal Brexit was surely holding banking shares back, along with the rest of the stock market. But even though we have a deal, the visibility is still not exactly crystal. Trade in services, including banking, is still far from clarified. And though we’re enjoying considerable Covid-19 vaccine success, these new variants do keep popping up.NatWest share price support?I think it’s important not to lose sight of our economic outlook. We might be over the worst of the pandemic downturn. But we could still be in for a good few years of weakness. Still, liquidity figures at NatWest look decent, and I think that should help support the NatWest share price.I’m cautiously optimistic regarding banking in general, and NatWest specifically. But I already own Lloyds shares, and one bank is enough for me in the current risky financial climate. I’ll keep watching.last_img read more

Ireland: Five things we learnt v France

first_imgIreland fell to an agonising one-point loss against a vulnerable French outfit and there is frustration that Joe Schmidt’s men approach the England game winless Taking contact: CJ Stander and the Ireland backrow have carried hard but not much end resultOur backrowers haven’t passed much this Championship, preferring contact and we haven’t been able to turn that into any kind of front-foot ball. The plan to actually score tries isn’t clear anyway, but with no ball, we aren’t threatening the whitewash.Non-impact benchIreland (until the RWC quarter final anyway) have made a virtue out of something that was a weakness in the fag end of Deccie’s reign – the bench. Not this time though – while Tommy O’Donnell was one of Ireland’s better players, the backup front row forwards had a torrid time.Thinking to do: Joe Schmidt may make changes on the bench for EnglandFergus McFadden replicated his Leinster form this season, and Ian Madigan‘s first act was to overcook a restart. Injuries are exposing Ireland’s lack of depth, but Ulster followers (not just supporters) will point to Paddy Jackson and Craig Gilroy and wonder what difference they could have madeIreland’s midfield: defensive lynchpins but attacking void Ireland’s centres, Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payne, both had excellent games in defence, but aren’t providing much of an attacking force when outside backs are picked as much on their rucking as their try scoring. By Whiff of CorditeIreland’s Six Nations three-peat hopes are all but over after a dispiriting one point defeat in Paris. The game was eye-bleedingly poor and was undoubtedly the lowest point of Joe Schmidt‘s competitive reign. The French try, when it came, was after a ten-minute scrum and felt inevitable, in a similar way the Welsh try last week. It’s hard to argue that Schmidt’s methods don’t produce results, but three points in two second-halves tells a story of its own. So what did we learn?Calling Mike Ross. Ireland needs youThere’s no point denying it, Ireland still are heavily reliant on old Mike Ross. Since the 2011 Six Nations, the Wales and France games are the third and fourth competitve outings not started by Ross.Man in the middle: Mike Ross is still invaluable to Ireland at the set-pieceNathan White struggled again, and if Ireland are to get out of Twickenham alive – we mean with two points in the bag – they need Ross back to shore up the scrum, or hope Mako Vunipola reverts to his wet-behind-the-ears 2013 scrummaging ability. With any luck the former is more likely.Leaders lackingAs well the aforementioned Ross, Ireland are missing huge chunk of leaders in the pack  – Paul O’Connell has retired but Peter O’Mahony, Cian Healy, Sean O’Brien (when he made a cameo 20 minutes) and Iain Henderson have left big personality and leadership holes.Leadership void: The likes of Peter O’Mahony has left a big gap in the Ireland packThe replacements are all players with ability – indeed Healy may not be first choice – but you can’t replace hundreds of caps worth of international experience and not suffer the consequences.Lack of breakdown threatLinked to that is the strengh of our breakdown work…or lack of strength on Saturday. Ireland players have excelled at ball presentation and accurate clearouts under Schmidt, and the inability to manufacture any sort of decent possession meant our somewhat predictable attack became utterly predictable. What could have been: Ireland ponder their one-point loss to Les Bleus center_img No way through: Jared Payne and Robbie Henshaw are brilliant defenders but lack in the creativity stakesThe players themselves are good, but when starved of primary possession, we don’t seem able to manufacture try-scoring opportunities. Winning by defence is fine when you eke out enough points, but a scoreless second half hinted that we are doing isn’t quite working. Domestic backline selection debates (always involving Ulster players!) are a moot point if kick-chase and rucking remains the plan .. and we can’t execute it LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Belaku House / TechnoArchitecture

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938108/belaku-house-technoarchitecture Clipboard Year:  Structural: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938108/belaku-house-technoarchitecture Clipboard Eeshan Associates Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lutron, Ceramica Fondovalle, Cortizo, Fioranese, Gamma, Gessi, Laufen, Living ceramics, NATUZZI, Poliform, Valdama, prostoria, Fioranese – Old Wood, Fondavalle – Meta Gloss, Hunter Douglas, Jaipur Rugs, Koinor, Koizuni, LED C4, +2Trimble, ZWCAD-2 HVAC: KNND Associates Pvt Ltd. Houses CopyHouses•Bengaluru, India 2019 Specs Photographs:  Shamanth Patil Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Belaku House / TechnoArchitecture Photographs Projects Area:  7000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Landscape: India Products used in this ProjectComfortLutronSmart Residential ArchitectureDesign Team:Rajesh, Rupali, Naren, Megha, Shree Lakshmi, YashaswiniClients:Mrs. Nagaratna, Mr. RameshEngineering:S.V ConstructionsFacade:Aaren IntproCity:BengaluruCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shamanth PatilText description provided by the architects. The highlights of “Belaku” is the well defined and balanced use of geometric forms. The spaces are visually connected as well as they all interconnected to its surroundings. The straight lines of the architecture stay in jarring contrast to the neighbourhood, yet a simple, elegant, visual solution the home is organized in splits. The design evolved keeping in mind their current lifestyle and a strong connect with their roots. Capitalizing on the pleasant climate of Bangalore has to offer, the design get its open and porous nature. This east facing site consists of two homes, one for an elderly couple and the other home for the son who shuttles between New York and Bangalore on a regular basis.Save this picture!© Shamanth PatilSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Shamanth PatilThe 2BHK home for the elderly couple is very practical keeping in mind the age of the parents, whereas the son’s home is more contrast, minimalist, yet having a balanced composition, probing depth and bringing forth the feeling of brighten and peace. The open home concept compliments the light, volume, and the serenity of the built space. The duplex house accessed by the lift and the stairs strategically positioned for both the houses is welcomed by a shaded veranda which captures the essence of the spaces and materials used.Save this picture!© Shamanth PatilThe living room is separated from the rest of the home by a central water body (double height) allowing immense light to enter the home and brighten up the spaces. The visual connectivity is maintained with the greenery outside. Aiding to these sources of light is skylights placed in double height spaces. The ample light and air in the house, the grey colour floor and warm interior tends to add playfulness and curiosity to the place while warmly welcoming family and friends for a quiet evening or an all-nighters.Save this picture!© Shamanth PatilThe logic of the house lies in the creation of 2 distinct blocks bridged by the central water body, this in turn allows seamless communication between the various programs associated with spaces of the house. This strategy allows to traditional courtyard houses found in the Southern parts of India and provides for a cohesive connect which is crucial for a home. A spiral staircase in the front of the home before the main door states an ambiguity and premise of the house. The entrance to the house itself is a “pause – mediating the inside and outside”.Save this picture!© Shamanth PatilSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Shamanth PatilMaterial articulation reinforces the differential condition of the various programmatic spaces. Solid IPE wooden screen sandwiched between metal flats in the elevation gives an opportunity for occupation and cover against the harsh sun and the glare of the place. The entire flooring is a right combination of cement finish tiles and solid walnut wooden strips. One of the main feature of the elevation in the use of corten steel which acts as an excellent variation to the wood and concrete colours which are already used commonly.Save this picture!© Shamanth PatilThe objective is to create an earthy ambiance, with good balance. The design brings a flavour of quirkiness, but in a subtle way. The use of colours and artwork helps the overall narrative and is further supported by the super-imposed neutral colour palette. The client’s brief was the concept of Wabi Sabi – aesthetic, simple, and close to nature; celebrating the beauty of a naturally imperfect world. This home provides simplicity, yet is textually rich creating a harmony of natural materials. Restricting the palette to neutral colour was an important decision as all the materials emphasize the beauty and poetic imperfection of nature. Walls and floor, partially in pigmented cement plaster, mimic the home into the landscape while the wood in the ceiling adds the required warmth to the space.Save this picture!© Shamanth PatilProject gallerySee allShow lessChinese Culture Exhibition Center / ECA2 & Tengyuan DesignSelected ProjectsPuqi Wu House / Greyspace Architecture Design StudioSelected Projects Share PMC: Genesis Landscape Belaku House / TechnoArchitectureSave this projectSaveBelaku House / TechnoArchitectureSave this picture!© Shamanth Patil+ 38Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Architects: TechnoArchitecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTechnoArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBengaluruOn FacebookIndiaPublished on April 24, 2020Cite: “Belaku House / TechnoArchitecture” 23 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Kintera and American Express announce CRM partnership

first_img 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. US online fundraising provider Kintera has partnered with American Express in a cause related marketing (CRM) programme.The three-year agreement will enable certain US non-profits that use the Kintera Sphere software platform to receive additional contributions. If the nonprofit chooses to participate in the American Express programme, then each time a donor uses an American Express Card to make an online donation to the nonprofit through the Kintera Sphere software platform, an additional contribution will be made to that nonprofit during the fundraising campaign. To participate in the programme the nonprofit is required to place information about the American Express cause marketing programme on the transaction pages of its fundraising website. In turn, the nonprofit’s supporters can raise more money for the cause by spreading the word about the contribution opportunity to friends, family and other potential donors. Advertisement Howard Lake | 25 October 2004 | News In addition participating nonprofits will be able to include information about their fundraising campaigns to American Express Cardmembers through placement of printed messages in millions of American Express Cardmember billing statements. Toys for Tots will be the lead recipient of this special programme as part of the Christmas 2004 giving season, with donors encouraged to contribute online using their American Express Card. Kintera and American Express announce CRM partnershipcenter_img Tagged with: Digital  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Tipton County October 2nd Harvest Update

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleSpecialist Warns Wheat Farmers to Observe Fly-Free Planting DatesNext articleTipton County Corn and Beans Both Better than Expected Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE Tipton County October 2nd Harvest Update Home News Feed Tipton County October 2nd Harvest Update SHARE Just a 10 percent drop in corn yield this year over recent years? That’s what one Indiana farmer is reporting with a fifth of the corn harvested. And in a HAT Field Update, John Hussey in Tipton County said he feels very fortunate.“We started on the corn around the twentieth of September and have been very pleasantly satisfied with the yields from our early corn. It was down about 10 percent from what we had in the past, but we just feel blessed to get the crops we’re getting here when so many people are not so fortunate.”Beans are better than expected too. Hear more in the HAT Field Update:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/10/HFU-JH-100212.mp3|titles=John Hussey October 2 field update]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/10/HFU-JH-100212.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS By Andy Eubank – Oct 2, 2012 last_img read more

No Farm Bill Progress This Week

first_img Facebook Twitter No Farm Bill Progress This Week No Farm Bill Progress This WeekSonny PerdueAnother week has gone by with no conference committee action on the new farm bill. The two bills have some drastic differences which will make the conference committee negotiations challenging. Sec of Ag Sonny Perdue remains hopeful a new bill will be ready by the end of September, “I don’t think too many lawmakers will want to face the fall elections with no new Farm Bill in place.”Perdue said farmers are in need of the certainty a new bill would provide, “With the uncertainty over trade, farmers would greatly appreciate the certainty that a new Farm Bill would provide.” The bill has many critics. Environmental and activist groups have been critical of the crop insurance, conservation, and nutrition titles. Perdue has some criticism for the critics, “The other side is communicating every day on how we are trying to harm them and damage them, and you take successful family farms and label them factory farms or corporate farms. In America, we should not punish people who are successful in any industry including agriculture.” He urged farmers to speak up and be advocates for the farm bill and for agriculture.Who will actually make up the conference committee from the House and from the Senate has not been decided yet, but staffers from both chambers have been meeting to work out details. While the changes to the nutrition title represent some of the most glaring differences between the House and Senate versions, there are other areas where the bills are far apart. The conference committee will also have to play the numbers game to bridge a wide funding gap between the two conservation titles. The House bill seeks to make $800 million in cuts to conservation programs over a decade, according to CBO. Whereas the Senate measure makes no overall cuts to the conservation title, although some programs would see slight reductions as resources are reshuffled around.Conservation is another area where the House and Senate bills differ greatly. Each measure would make tweaks to USDA’s three flagship conservation programs in different ways, but the biggest hurdle will be how to address the House’s plan to eliminate the Conservation Stewardship Program and fold parts of it into the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.It will take compromise and bi-partisan cooperation to put the final bill together. These, however, are two things that are in short supply in Washington these days. Home Indiana Agriculture News No Farm Bill Progress This Week By Gary Truitt – Jul 12, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleEPA Reportedly Ditches Hardship Waiver FixNext articleWASDE Report Bullish for Corn and Wheat, Bearish for Soybeans Gary Truittlast_img read more

Joint statement in support of Erol Önderoğlu, facing 14 years in prison

first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Help by sharing this information February 2, 2021 Joint statement in support of Erol Önderoğlu, facing 14 years in prison News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment The below-named freedom of expression, human rights and journalists’ organisations  denounce the judicial persecution of journalists in Turkey, and especially the journalist Erol Önderoğlu, who represents the press freedom watchdog Reporters without Borders (RSF) in the country. Erol faces a lengthy jail sentence for his work defending media pluralism.Standing trial for having participated in the “Editors-in-Chief on Watch” campaign in solidarity with the closed Özgür Gündem newspaper in 2016, Erol Önderoğlu and his two co-defendants, the physician and human rights defender Şebnem Korur Fincancı and writer and journalist Ahmet Nesin, were originally acquitted after three years of persecution. However, on 3 November 2020, the 3rd Penal Chamber of the Court of Appeals of Istanbul reversed the ruling of acquittal given on 17 July 2019.Consequently, on the 3rd of February, Mr. Önderoğlu and his co-defendants will once again be tried on charges of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”, “openly inciting to commit crimes” and “praising the crime and the criminal”. They face these spurious charges solely for guest editing the aforementioned newspaper, which was forcibly closed in 2016 in the media crackdown following the attempted coup. Together, they face up to 14 and a half years in prison, under the Anti-Terror Law No. 3713 and the Penal Code of Turkey.The retrial of this tireless free speech advocate is a dreadful illustration of the witch-hunt waged by President Erdoğan’s government against its media critics. Currently, Turkey is Europe’s biggest jailer of professional journalists, and the few remaining independent media outlets are continuously harassed and marginalized, while detained journalists and closed media are denied any effective legal recourse.We denounce the ongoing detention and prosecution of journalists in Turkey as an autocratic attempt to silence all dissenting voices and to prevent independent journalists from carrying out their profession.We offer our support and solidarity to our colleague Erol Önderoğlu who has been prosecuted for the past four years in Turkey, and we call on the Turkish government to drop the charges against Erol Önderoğlu and his two co-defendants, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin, and cease such oppression of journalists, academics and writers.“The judicial harassment of Erol is part of a broad crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey, and is emblematic of the abuse of law we’re seeing meted out against hundreds of journalists and civil society actors in the country. We stand by him in solidarity and call for his charges, and the charges of his co-defendants Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin, to be immediately dropped,” said the head of Europe and Central Asia Programme, ARTICLE 19, Sarah Clarke.“Erol has been doing an important job of defending press freedom in Turkey, and his work should be appreciated, not punished. Turkish authorities should drop the charges against him, allow him to work in the country safely and take measures to improve Turkey’s devastating press freedom record,” said CPJ’s Europe and Central Asia program coordinator, Gulnoza Said.“The fact that Erol continues to be persecuted for an act of collegial solidarity is a damning indictment of the state of the rule of law in Turkey. We stand with him and demand an end to this relentless judicial harassment,” said ECPMF’s Advocacy Officer, Laurens Hueting.“Erol has always made sure to collaborate on the ground with the journalists’ unions and associations affiliated to the EFJ in Turkey. We consider that the judicial harassment he faces is in fact aimed at intimidating all journalists in the country. We stand with him,” said EFJ’s General Secretary, Ricardo Gutierrez.“The cruelty in Erol Önderoglu being acquitted from spurious charges only to be prosecuted again for the same is immeasurable and illustrative of a faulty and vindictive Turkish judiciary. The silencing of committed journalists like Önderoglu needs to cease. Be clear that the ongoing harassment and persecution of journalists is the big story the world knows and the one Turkish authorities need to consider rewriting by ending these attacks,” said IFEX Executive Director, Annie Game.“While this case is about Erol, its impact will be felt by every independent journalist and every citizen in Turkey. If the authorities succeed in silencing journalists such as Erol then citizens will be denied their right to information and democracy suffers. Drop the charges now!”  said IFJ General Secretary, Anthony Bellanger “The Turkish authorities’ unrepentant pursuit of Erol, Şebnem, and Ahmet is indicative of the appalling lengths to which they are willing to go in order to silence dissent. We are urging the authorities to fully and unconditionally respect the fundamental rights of the three human rights defenders – nothing more, nothing less,” said the Senior Policy Research and Advocacy Officer at Index on Censorship, Jessica Ní Mhainín.“The continued legal harassment of Erol Önderoğlu and his fellow defendants underscores yet again that the Turkish judicial system has been instrumentalized to serve the government’s crackdown on press freedom and freedom of expression. This is an outrageous, meritless case whose only purpose is to intimidate those who speak out in defence of fundamental rights in Turkey. IPI and its members around the world stand in solidarity with Erol,” said IPI Deputy Director, Scott Griffen.“Our colleague, Erol Önderoğlu, has for many years been at the forefront of the defence for freedom of expression in Turkey. This he has carried out with integrity, impartiality and objectivity. That he faces imprisonment solely for his defence of free media is a deplorable denial of the very rights he has fought to protect,” said the Europe Regional Program Coordinator at PEN International, Sara Whyatt.“Erol Onderoglu should be the honor of Turkey. Instead, he is prosecuted for arbitrarily reasons and even harassed. No country can be considered a democracy when its government and judiciary fight human rights defenders like this,” said RSF’s secretary general, Christophe Deloire.SIGNING NGOS : ARTICLE 19 Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)IFEXIFEX-ALCIndex on CensorshipInternational Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)International Media Support (IMS)International Press Institute (IPI)PEN AmericaPEN InternationalReporters Without Borders (RSF) Wan-IfraMedia Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more News News Organisation News April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law On the eve of the start of the trial of RSF’s Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, who is facing a possible 14-year prison sentence, 17 press freedom and human rights NGOs have issued a joint statement in support of this journalist and staunch defender of the right to inform in Turkey. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en last_img read more

Whataburger receipt leaves clue for police

first_img Whataburger receipt leaves clue for police Local NewsCrime Twitter WhatsApp By admin – January 16, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter The Odessa Police Department is on the hunt for two suspects involved in a vehicle theft, thanks to a little help from a leftover Whataburger receipt.Police responded to the theft around 8:50 p.m. Jan. 1 in the 1800 block of Beckwood place in reference to a stolen Mitsubishi Montero, the release stated.The release detailed the vehicle had been left outside the residence unattended with the keys in the ignition.On Jan. 3, the vehicle was found abandoned in the west alley of the 3700 block of Dawn Avenue, with a receipt from Whataburger left inside the vehicle, the release said.Surveillance footage on OPD’s Facebook page shows the suspects driving the stolen vehicle in the Whataburger drive-thru.Police are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of the two suspects to call Detective S. Chavez at 432-335-3347 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 18-00080.More InformationVideo footage of suspects getting Whataburger in stolen vehicle Facebook Pinterest Facebook Previous articleMan charged with sexually assaulting five-year-oldNext articleGIRLS BASKETBALL: Permian hangs on to claim coveted district victory over Odessa High adminlast_img read more

People urged to check on elderly as the heatwave continues

first_imgNews Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson People are being urged to check in on elderly neighbours or relatives this weekend – as the heatwave continues.Yesterday was the hottest day so far this year, with the mercury hitting over 30 degrees in south Donegal and county Fermanagh.Met Eireann has stated that temperatures are expected to fall slightly by the end of the week, however they will remain in the low 20s.Age Action Ireland says heatwaves in other countries have resulted in increased deaths among older people.As people in Ireland are not used to this kind of heat, they stated people need to be aware of its dangers and do what they can to protect those most vulnerable.Older people are being advised to stay cool indoors during the mid-day heat, and ensure they drink plently of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration. Facebook People urged to check on elderly as the heatwave continues Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – July 20, 2013 WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleNaomh Brid GAA club organises solo challenge in aid of Donegal HospiceNext articleDrowning victims in Donegal and Tyrone named News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

[Breaking] Babri Demolition Case : Special CBI Court To Deliver Verdict On September 30

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Babri Demolition Case : Special CBI Court To Deliver Verdict On September 30 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Sep 2020 2:24 AMShare This – xThe Special CBI Court at Lucknow will deliver on September 30 the verdict in the criminal case related to the conspiracy behind the demolition of the Babri Masjid mosque in 1992.Prominent BJP leaders L K Advani, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharati, Murli Manohar Joshi etc., are the accused in the case.The Special Judge, Mr. Surendra Kumar Yadav, has asked the accused persons to be present in court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Special CBI Court at Lucknow will deliver on September 30 the verdict in the criminal case related to the conspiracy behind the demolition of the Babri Masjid mosque in 1992.Prominent BJP leaders L K Advani, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharati, Murli Manohar Joshi etc., are the accused in the case.The Special Judge, Mr. Surendra Kumar Yadav, has asked the accused persons to be present in court on September 30 for the pronouncement of judgment.The Supreme Court had extended the deadline for the trial court to complete the trial several times, with the last extension given on August 19, 2020.On April 19, 2017, the Supreme Court Bench of Justices P C Ghose and R F Nariman had restored the conspiracy charges against the accused by allowing an appeal filed by the CBI against the discharge given by the Allahabad High Court to them.Invoking its extraordinary constitutional powers under Article 142 of the Constitution, the bench also transferred the pending separate trial in a Rae Bareilly Magistrate court and clubbed it with criminal proceedings in the Lucknow CBI Court.The top court had further ordered day-to-day trial to be concluded in two years in the case.On July 19, 2019, a bench headed by Justice R F Nariman had directed the Trial Court to complete the recording of evidence within six months and deliver judgment within nine months. The Court had also directed the UP Government to issue administrative orders to extend the tenure of the Special Judge of CBI Court, Lucknow till the delivery of judgment. The judge was otherwise due to retire on September 30, 2019.Later, on May 8, 2020, a Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justices Nariman and Surya Kant had extended the deadline for Special CBI Court, Lucknow to deliver its judgment in the case by August 31, 2020 after considering a request for extension made by the Special Judge.On July 24 this year, the Trial Court recorded the statement of Advani via video conferencing.Pleading innocence, the 92-year old former Deputy Prime Minister denied his involvement in the alleged conspiracy along with ‘Kar sevaks’ to demolish the disputed structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. He pleaded he was completely innocent and was unnecessarily dragged in the case owing to political reasons.The civil case pertaining to Ayodhya-Babri Masjid dispute attained finality on November 8, 2019, when a 5-judge bench directed that the entire disputed land of 2.77 acres in Ayodhya must be handed over for the construction of Ram Mandir.The Top Court had held that an alternate plot of 5 acres must be allotted to the Sunni Waqf Board for the construction of a mosque. This direction was passed invoking powers under Article 142 of the Constitution.The Court had then observed that the destruction of Babri Masjid in 1992 was a violation of law. The act of placing idols beneath the central dome of the mosque in 1949 was an act of “desecration”, observed the Constitution Bench comprising of then CJI Ranjan Gogoi along with Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer.Next Storylast_img read more