Could buying this FTSE 100 stock help you get 2020 off to a flyer?

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. WM Morrison Supermarkets (LSE: MRW) is a UK blue-chip which, like Taylor Wimpey, is set to update the market in the coming days. It’s scheduled to unpack Christmas trading numbers on January 7, but unlike the housebuilder, I’m fearful over what the FTSE 100 firm will have to say for itself given the depressed state of consumer spending and the increasing fragmentation of the grocery sector.The supermarket didn’t exactly fill me with confidence last time it updated the market in September. I wasn’t expecting fireworks given the strong results of a year earlier, numbers that had been boosted by good weather and the support of the FIFA World Cup. But a 1.9% drop in like-for-like sales  in the most recent April-June period gave investors plenty to think about as industry figures suggest a tougher time for Britain’s ‘Big Four’ supermarkets.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…Bad data!The latest Kantar Worldpanel report in the interim has certainly made for grim reading for Morrisons and its traditional rivals like Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda. Indeed, the Bradford firm has been the worst-performing of all these established chains of late, sales dropping 2.9% year on year in the 12 weeks to December 1.Sales across the broader grocery category continue to slow and for the last three-month period, growth clocked in at a meagre 0.5%, Kantar says. The researcher said that “we’re yet to see consumers ramp up their spending in the run-up to Christmas and, as anticipated, Black Friday only brought a limited boost for the grocers.” However, the impact of this month’s general election and wet weather has done little to dent the march of the discounters, firms that have ripped up the market domination of Morrisons and its peers.According to Kantar, sales at Aldi and Lidl boomed 6.2% and 9.3% in the period ending December 1, crowning what has been another brilliant year for the disruptors. Their growing influence means that the aggregated market share of the Big Four dropped to 67.7% at the start of the month versus 69.1% at the same point in 2018.Big risksIn the trading release I mentioned at the top of the piece, Morrisons chief executive David Potts struck a rather bullish tone, despite that big revenue fall in Q2. He said that “we are planning both for retail [like-for-like revenues] to improve” in the second half of the fiscal year and for “additional cost saving opportunities” too.But should the very real threat of more sales weakness be revealed in next week’s release, then the retailer’s share price — which fell around 5% in 2019 — could come under fresh stress. Right now, Morrisons trades on a forward P/E ratio of 14.4 times, in line with the broader FTSE 100 average. But given the high chance of earnings forecasts missing their mark, I reckon the supermarket should be much, much cheaper. In my opinion it’s a share best avoided like the plague. 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. Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild owns shares in Taylor Wimpey. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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 Royston Wildcenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Could buying this FTSE 100 stock help you get 2020 off to a flyer? Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild | Monday, 30th December, 2019 | More on: MRW last_img read more

Autumn Nations Cup Wales v Italy preview

first_img Autumn Nations Cup Wales v Italy previewA chance for Wales to bookend a miserable year with victory over the Azzurri, the side they walloped back in February at the proper start of Wayne Pivac’s reign. Since then only Georgia have been overcome and after coming fifth in the Six Nations, Wales are now aiming for the same finishing position in this Autumn Nations Cup play-off at Parc y Scarlets (4.45pm).There was a mixed response to the 24-13 defeat by England last weekend. Defensive intensity was the biggest plus against the world’s No 2 ranked side, but there was little to relish in Wales’ attacking game. No gain-line, no creativity, no penetration was the nub of it, to which could be added renewed set-piece fragility after a brief respite in that area against Georgia.Pivac wants game-to-game improvement and greater squad depth from the campaign, and on those criteria he’s doing okay. Wins, however, are taking a little longer. “It’s going to come,” said centre Nick Tompkins. “If we keep chipping away, the rock will crack.”Big day: Kieran Hardy box-kicks v Georgia. The No 9 starts at his home ground on Saturday (Getty)After a bright if losing start against Scotland, Italy had a week off because of Fiji’s Covid outbreak. They then got tanked 36-5 by France last Saturday night. That match in Paris contained 89 kicks from hand, the sort of stat that is sending a shudder through rugby and fuelling debate about the attractiveness of the sport.Italy haven’t won in 2020 and another (expected) failure in Llanelli this weekend will see them finish barren in a calendar year for the first time in the professional era. Head coach Franco Smith has had even less to cheer of late than Pivac, but at least one of them should be in better spirits come the end of this match.What’s the big team news?Wales again ring the changes from the side beaten by England. George North is recalled at outside-centre – where he last featured against Italy in the Six Nations – and Liam Williams returns following the lip wound against Georgia that required 15 stitches. Jonathan Davies was also a late change at inside-centre after Johnny Williams was ruled out by injury.Up front, there’s a first start for Ospreys hooker Sam Parry after three appearances from the bench and a recall for flanker Justin Tipuric after his concussion against Georgia.Cardiff Blues back-row Josh Navidi has still to overcome his concussion issues. He took a knock in training at the end of September and hasn’t played a match since August.Kieran Hardy and Callum Sheedy get a second run together this autumn at half-back, Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar dropping out of the match-day 23.First start: Sam Parry gets a chance at hooker after more lineout problems against England (Getty)Italy make three changes from their Paris line-up. There’s a debut for Benetton wing Monty Ioane – nephew of former Wallaby Digby Ioane – after he qualified recently on residency. Calvisano’s Jacopo Trulla switches from wing to full-back.And Pembrokeshire-born scrum-half Stephen Varney, the son of ex-Neath flanker Adrian, makes his first start. The 19-year-old Gloucester scrum-half qualifies through his mother and wins his third cap after coming off the bench against Scotland and France.Paolo Garbisi returns to the country where he began the year by helping Italy beat Wales in the U20 Six Nations. The stand-off kicked 12 points that day in Colwyn Bay.Warhorse: Leonardo Ghiraldini has extended his international career for Italy (Getty Images)Among the replacements is Leonardo Ghiraldini. The veteran hooker, just a few weeks shy of his 36th birthday, broke down in tears at last year’s World Cup after the cancellation of the New Zealand match denied him a farewell Azzurri appearance. A year on, he will win cap number 107 if and when he replaces captain Luca Bigi.What have the coaches said?Wales coach Wayne Pivac: “This is another opportunity for these players and for us as a squad, another opportunity to build and see the results of all the hard work in training.“We have blooded eight new caps this campaign. Importantly by the end of the match each will have had a number of appearances to their name. From the outset we wanted this campaign to be about giving players opportunity and we have done that.“The hard work in training is coming through and we want to show that again on Saturday and finish the campaign on a high, with the performance and result we want.”On his fly-half selection: “We know what Dan (Biggar) can and can’t do and he played pretty well against England. This match and the Georgia game was always going to be the type of game we continued the trend towards giving guys an opportunity.“We believe Callum went well against Georgia and this will be a step-up.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Gas man: Wales wing Josh Adams runs at Carlo Canna during the 42-0 Six Nations win this year (Getty) With only two wins between them all year, both teams will be desperate to end 2020 on a high note. Wales hold all the aces for this weekend’s fifth-sixth play-off in Llanelli center_img Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. On picking George North at 13: “We played George there against Italy at the outset back in February. We know Jonathan Davies has had some injuries over the last few years. It’s about who is going to be in behind Jonathan and take that role when he is not there.“Nick (Tompkins) has had an opportunity and George gets a second go at it. This is the time to ask the questions and get the answers.”Loose ball: Italy’s Matteo Minozzi goes flying during last week’s defeat at Stade de France (AFP/Getty)Italy coach Franco Smith: “We want to end the tournament in the best possible way. We have a new opportunity to take the field and try to show our worth. Wales are an experienced team and need no introduction. The focus must be on our performance.”On starting teenager Stephen Varney: “It was never a big call. He’s a very level-headed guy who is a pleasure to work with. His work ethic is excellent.“If you are good enough, you are old enough. He has put his hand up for responsibility.“We have kept things reasonably normal. We’ve had a chat and we know there is a lot of emotion but the more you talk about it, the more it becomes an issue.“He must think on what he can do to have a good game and his emotional intelligence mustn’t take over. He has excluded everything on the outside and just focused on what he has to do. It is beneficial there will be no crowd and he can just find his feet.”New nine: Stephen Varney on his way to a try for Gloucester against Saracens in August (Getty Images)Any interesting statistics?Wales have won their past 14 matches against Italy, including a 42-0 shutout in this year’s Guinness Six NationsTheir overall win success in the fixture is 89% – they were last beaten by Italy in 2007Wales have won just two of their last 11 matches, against Italy and GeorgiaItaly are on an eight-match losing run. Defeat this weekend would mean failing to win a match in a calendar year for the first time in the pro eraThe Azzurri have the highest average possession time in the competition, at 19min 4secOnly France (41) have used more players than Wales (38) in the Autumn Nations Cup. Italy (26) have used the fewestWales have the worst lineout success (72%) and scrum success (70%) in the tournament. Their 12 lost lineouts on their own throw is twice as many as any other sideGeorge North needs one try to stand alone as Wales’ second highest try-scorer behind Shane Williams. He is tied on 40 with Gareth ThomasThe omens are good – the winger has scored nine tries in nine matches against ItalyItaly have made nearly three times as many offloads as Wales in this year’s competition – 17 against sixThis will be Italy’s second Test against Wales in Llanelli. Their first, in 1998, saw them lose 23-20 in a match that marked the 72nd and final cap for Ieuan EvansOne of many: George North races away to score in 2016 – one of his nine tries against the Azzurri (Getty)What time does it kick off and is it on TV?Wales v Italy, Saturday 5 December, Parc y ScarletsThe match kicks off at 4.45pm and will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime and S4C. There is also match commentary on BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru.If you’re outside the UK and Ireland, check out our guide to Autumn Nations Cup coverage around the world.There’s an Anglo-French officiating team for this one, with England’s Wayne Barnes the referee and Luke Pearce (RFU) and Alex Ruis (FFR) his assistants. TMO is Pascal Gauzere.In charge: Wayne Barnes sends off Italy’s Andrea Lovotti at last year’s Rugby World Cup (Getty Images)What are the line-ups?Wales: Liam Williams; Josh Adams, George North, Jonathan Davies, Louis Rees-Zammit; Callum Sheedy, Kieran Hardy; Nicky Smith, Sam Parry, Tomas Francis, Will Rowlands, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), James Botham, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Cory Hill, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Ioan Lloyd, 23 Jonah Holmes.Italy: Jacopo Trulla; Luca Sperandio, Marco Zanon, Carlo Canna, Monty Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Danilo Fischetti, Luca Biga (capt), Giosué Zilocchi, Marco Lazzarone, Niccolò Cannone, Maxime Mbandà, Johan Meyer, Abraham Steyn.Replacements: 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 17 Simone Ferrari, 18 Pietro Ceccarelli, 19 Cristian Stoian, 20 Michele Lamaro, 21 Guglielmo Palazzani, 22 Tommaso Allan, 23 Federico Mori.last_img read more

Wind-dyed House / acaa

first_img Japan Text description provided by the architects. A residential building located halfway up a cliff, overlooking the ocean. Thick clumps of trees that grow along the slope of the land surrounding the house cast a series of organic silhouettes that make the slope seem to come alive. We decided that the appropriate form to build would be as low-lying as possible, while also allowing the architecture to become embedded in the surrounding landscape according to the contours of the terrain. This would allow us to minimize the impact of the building on its environment. The design of the walls plays an important role in creating the overall sense of presence that a building projects. As such, we also tried to prevent the walls of this house from becoming surfaces that would obstruct or impede movement and sight. Save this picture!Glass and screens along the enclosed perimeter of the house gives the second floor of this residence a certain transparency. Slender, deep-set eaves cast deep shadows on the facade of the building, softening the impact of the building’s physical presence in relation to its environment. Save this picture!The various components of the building were structured in order to allow the inhabitants to enjoy a different view of the outside on each level. The first floor features a stone floor and concrete walls finished with plaster, while the Japanese paper screens fitted inside the glass reflect the shadows of plants and trees. The hard-edged surfaces and finishes coexist with the soft, muted tones of the Japanese paper. Save this picture!The second story, in contrast, features an open-plan living space, the entirety of which can be opened up towards the ocean. A series of wide eaves stand between the outside of the house and the interior, which is articulated into smaller sections by a row of pillars. Going down the staircase-shaped terrace allows one to gradually draw closer to the outdoor landscape. The section that divides the two different elevations on this floor provides seating throughout, functioning as a unique Japanese-style verandah (engawa). A steel-reinforced concrete structure was used for the second floor, and a Vierendeel bridge structure allowed us to float a large, thin roof on top. The pillars consist of square cylindrical poles (measuring 75mm across) made of solid iron arranged in a densely packed formation using wooden modules (900 x 1800mm). By creating several areas of low-level rigidity, we were able to do away with the need for braces.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Isleta Tribal Services Complex / RMKM ArchitectsArticlesCERN Public Realm Competition Proposal / HASSELLArticles Share Save this picture!+ 26 Share CopyHouses•Yokosuka-shi, Japan Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/202216/wind-dyed-house-acaa Clipboard “COPY” Wind-dyed House / acaaSave this projectSaveWind-dyed House / acaa “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/202216/wind-dyed-house-acaa Clipboardcenter_img Houses Area:  286 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily Wind-dyed House / acaa Architects: acaa Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeacaaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasYokosuka-shiHouses3D ModelingJapanPublished on January 26, 2012Cite: “Wind-dyed House / acaa” 26 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Wind-dyed 住宅 / acaa是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2011last_img read more

Age NI spreads Christmas cheer in card appeal

first_img Tagged with: Charity Christmas Cards christmas Age NI and Belfast-based audit, tax and advisory firm RSM have launched their first joint Christmas campaign to encourage people to remember those who are older, alone, or housebound over Christmas.The organisations are asking people to nominate someone they would like to receive a personalised card this Christmas by completing an online registration form.  The appeal is being promoted via social media and also encourages people to send their own cards to older residents in their communities.The appeal has been named the Winnie Appeal after Winnie Blagden, from Sheffield, who was sent thousands of cards from across the world after a local radio station launched an online appeal for everyone to help mark her 100th birthday.Clare Galloway, business development and compliance manager, RSM, said:“Christmas is a time when we should all be thankful of our families and friends and those around us. Unfortunately, many people simply don’t have these important networks and can often spend a lot of time by themselves – it’s why this partnership with Age NI and our appeal is so important.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 9 December 2015 | News  48 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Age NI spreads Christmas cheer in card appeal Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Hack for Good to focus on homelessness services

first_img Melanie May | 7 August 2018 | News In the run up to the event, announced last month, Studio Republic is asking for suggestions from any homelessness organisations that might have an issue that they, or their beneficiaries, need solving. Studio Republic will spend the day hacking solutions to these problems.The agency will be joined by Rareloop, Hinge and The Bot Platform, as well as students from the University of Winchester’s Digital and Creative courses, who will put forward a team to take part in Hack for Good.The event will take place at the University of Winchester, and progress can be followed in the lead up to the event, and on the day itself using the hashtag #Hackforgood. Hack for Good to focus on homelessness services  198 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: donated services hackathon Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  197 total views,  3 views today Studio Republic has chosen homelessness services as the theme for its charity-focused Hack for Good following a public vote, and is asking charities to suggest ideas for what they would like the agency to hack.Following the poll, which received over 260 votes, Studio Republic’s Hack for Good will dedicate the event on 10 August to creating something to benefit homelessness services. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Cancer Research UK anticipates £300m drop in income over three years

first_imgThree-year planThe three-year plan details how the charity will be “more focused than it has ever been”.In terms of fundraising and communications it will: deepen relationships with its supporterscontinue to invest in digital transformation, basing its approach on how supporters want to engagereach out to philanthropic individuals and organisations around the world to support its work.Michelle Mitchell, chief executive at Cancer Research UK talk of the huge economic impact that the charity will have to contend with for years to come. She said: “As the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, we must always focus on delivering our pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.” She added that it was “with a heavy heart that I can confirm we will have to reduce the size of our workforce, and make significant cuts to our research spend, as a result of the situation we find ourselves in. “We’re keeping our dedicated, hard-working staff up to date on developments as we have them, and their professionalism throughout this period has been hugely appreciated.”Cancer Research UK remains committed to ensuring at least 80p in every £1 raised is available to spend on beating cancer.  668 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Cancer Research UK anticipates £300m drop in income over three years AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 500 job lossesThe charity’s leadership confirmed that, as well has stopping some activities and reducing the scope or amount of other activities, it will also reduce its workforce by 500 roles. This represents around 24% of the total, not including trading. Of these, between 295 to 345 redundancies will be made within six months, representing 14-17% of the total, no including trading.But due to the projected drop in income, of £160 million this year (30%) and £300 million over three years, the charity needs to make tough choices about where and how it spends its money.  There will be a greater focus on investing strategically for the future, whilst contracting in other areas amidst continued financial uncertainty. The charity had already placed a freeze on recruitment as an early response to COVID-19. It had also moved all of its staff to 80% pay, furloughed 60% of staff, and cut £44 million from its research budget. SEE ALSO: Pandemic’s impact means inevitable shrinkage of the voluntary sector (8 July 2020) Advertisement Tagged with: Cancer Research UK COVID-19 job losses Howard Lake | 16 July 2020 | News Read moreCharities face £12.4 billion shortfall in income for the year (19 June 2020)All Race for Life events cancelled for 2020 (5 June 2020) Cuts to researchThe charity has already announced cuts to its research, spending £150 million less than it planned to within four to five years.Its new research model is “designed to maximise impact from a lower level of spend”.It is also working hard to find more financial support, of course, and has called on the Government to help find a solution to this funding gap.  667 total views,  1 views today 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. Cancer Research UK has announced how it plans to continue its work in the face of an estimated £300 million decline in fundraising income over the next three years. This includes making 500 roles redundant.The cancer charity expects to receive £160 million (30%) less this year in donations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and its associated financial damage to the UK economy, reaching a total of £300 million less after two more years.It is therefore making decisions on how to operate at a significantly reduced scale.In a statement yesterday, the charity states that it plans “to rebuild, adapting to the changed world and finding new opportunities, in order to continue to make an impact for people with cancer”.It reaffirmed its focus onworld-class researchshaping the UK’s science ecosysteminfluencing and providing excellent information across cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  last_img read more

Live Blog: Patterson responds to player arrests

first_imgLinkedin Evan Watson George W. Bush to speak at Neeley luncheon Evan Watsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/evan-watson/ Twitter Evan Watsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/evan-watson/ ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Facebook printGary Patterson will speak at his weekly press conference today at 12:30, and a select group of players are available for interviews at 11:30. We will live blog the latest information here on TCU360.We begin with player interviews of Ty Slanina and Jamelle Naff at 11:30. Scroll down to 12:30 p.m. for the beginning of the Patterson presser. Evan Watsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/evan-watson/ Frogs win their second game at CWS for first time evercenter_img The Power of Three: TCU and the CWS Evan Watson https://www.tcu360.com/author/evan-watson/ + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter TCU head coach Gary Patterson instructs his team during an NCAA college football game against SMU Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articlePolice suspected TCU players in assault almost immediatelyNext articleTCU hosts sober tailgate before game against SMU Evan Watson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Baker’s brilliance just part of great team performancelast_img read more

Death threats followed by shooting attacks on journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan

first_imgNews Organisation February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 28, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Receive email alertscenter_img News December 16, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Two Kurdish opposition journalists have escaped murder attempts in the past three days in Erbil and Dohuk, places controlled by the Kurdistan Democratic Party, while other journalists have been briefly detained or have been the target of a kidnap attempt. Many report that they are continuing to receive death threats by SMS.“We are extremely worried by the armed attacks and acts of intimidation deliberately targeting journalists, especially as two were already murdered in 2008 and 2009,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan must accept they have duty to protect journalists and protect their right to work freely.”The press freedom organization added: “At the same time, the leaders of the two main political parties controlling the region, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), must appeal for calm and give clear directives to their supporters.”Hangaw Hashm, a reporter for Rojname, a weekly that supports the opposition party Gorran, was driving out of the Majidi Mall shopping centre in Erbil on 23 March when gunmen in a vehicle with tinted windows opened fire on his car. None of the shots hit him.Barqi Islam, a reporter for the satellite TV station Speda in Amedi (in Dohuk province), was attacked while returning home from the Newroz festivities on 22 March. Gunmen in a vehicle opened fire on his car, which was hit many times but Islam himself was not hit.Reporter Hazhar Anwar and cameraman Amir Abubakar of Kurdistan News Network (KNN) were detained by KDP and PUK Asayesh (intelligence agents) on 22 March while covering a demonstration by relatives of people who were killed or disappeared during the civil war. The Asayesh stopped their filming, held them for nearly two hours and erased their memory cards.KNN reporter Aram Najim and cameraman Hana Sidig were harassed by PUK Asayesh while covering a demonstration against the PUK and KDP the same day in Hallabja.Poet and independent journalist Rabar Fariq has reported being under surveillance by KDP security forces after writing a column for the 17 March issue of Rojname in which he openly criticized the KDP and its determination to prevent Erbil’s inhabitants from protesting.Kawa Ahmed, a journalist with the daily Awene, was attacked on 9 March because of his articles. KNN reporter Garmiyani Hamay Pur was detained for two hours the same day. Payam TV journalist Mustafa Abdulla was also attacked and his camera was confiscated. All three said they were threatened.Speda, a satellite TV station operated by the opposition Kurdistan Islamic Union, told Reporters Without Borders that its crews had been the target of 12 media freedom violations since 25 February. In one case, Sarkawt Salam, a Speda reporter based in Kalar, was briefly kidnapped on 9 March. He was forced to get into a car and was released at Sayid Khalil, 5 km away. In another case, Speda cameraman Sangar Hamid and reporter As’ad Muhammad were attacked and beaten by PUK Asayesh on 3 March and were told they would be killed if they continued to cover demonstrations. Follow the news on Iraq IraqMiddle East – North Africa March 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats followed by shooting attacks on journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan to go furtherlast_img read more

Bois Locker Room: Advocates Write to Delhi HC Seeking Suo Moto Cognisance Of The Matter [Read Letter]

first_imgNews UpdatesBois Locker Room: Advocates Write to Delhi HC Seeking Suo Moto Cognisance Of The Matter [Read Letter] Karan Tripathi6 May 2020 1:27 AMShare This – xA representation has been made before the Delhi High Court, asking the court to take suo moto cognizance of the ‘Bois Locker Room’ matter for offences punishable under POCSO Act, IPC, and the Information Technology Act. By a letter preferred to Chief Justice DN Patel, Advocates Neela Gokhale and Ilam Paridi seek court’s direction to appropriate authorities to register FIRs against…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?LoginA representation has been made before the Delhi High Court, asking the court to take suo moto cognizance of the ‘Bois Locker Room’ matter for offences punishable under POCSO Act, IPC, and the Information Technology Act. By a letter preferred to Chief Justice DN Patel, Advocates Neela Gokhale and Ilam Paridi seek court’s direction to appropriate authorities to register FIRs against the perpetrators and initiate investigation in the said matter. The letter describes the matter as: ‘…a group of boys, allegedly from South Delhi, aged about 16-18 years of age, have created a group chat on Instagram, a social media platform, under the name and style of ‘Bois locker room’. The contents of the conversation and chats on the group, which have now emerged in public domain, are extremely shocking. The content is related to obscene and lewd comments on the private body parts of the women, with further threats and offers to leak morphed nude pictures and circulate them. Private photographs of women and girls were shared accompanied by foul and degrading comments in respect of the girls in the photos. Furthermore, the conversation between the members went to the extent of making plans to ‘gang rape’ the said minors.’ It is informed to the court that photographs that are being posted in the chat were taken without the consent of the depicted women/girls, and shared amongst the groups. The comments which follow the photographs are extremely objectionable and of highly pornographic nature. ‘It shocks the conscience of any right-thinking member of society to see that school going boys are indulging in border line pedophilia and misogynistic behavior and are using social media platforms to perpetrate crimes against women and propagate rape culture’, the letter states. It is further submitted that after the group was reported and the content therein was leaked by one of the members, the page has been taken down with its members deserting the group. However, a new Instagram group has come up titled ‘Bois Locker Room 2.0’, which beguiles women who call themselves feminists, while openly giving death threats and using derogatory abusive language against women. The said matter, the letter states, was also brought up before the school authorities two months ago, but no action was taken on it. It is also informed that so far no formal FIR has been registered in the present matter. The letter further states that the aforesaid activities of those involved in the group amount to commission of serious offences under various provisions of the POCSO Act including Section 13 dealing with use of child for pornographic purpose; Section 15 dealing with punishment for storage of pornographic material involving child; as well as Sections 354 (A)(1)(iv), 499, 503, 507and 509 of the IPC, and S. 66 (E) of the Information and Technology Act, 2008. Further, it is informed that under the POCSO Act, the social media platforms are under obligation to report and provide information to the Special Juvenile Police Unit or the local police in regard to such content being posted and shared in its platform and the social media platform cannot stop at simply taking down the objectionable content. As the incident has shocked the judicial conscience, and warrants immediate call for justice, the Petitioner has asked the court to take suo moto cognisance of this matter. The letter states: ‘…while virtual platforms and technology have been a boon for enabling people to learn, share, and grow, few handful rogues cannot be permitted to dilute the credibility and utility of the social media platforms, to perpetuate and propagate their vile and abusive behavior. The mediums which were meant to lend voices even to the voiceless, cannot be permitted to offer its platform as a breeding ground for misogyny and extend all the offline sexism and objectification that prevails, online.’ Click Here To Download Letter[Read Letter]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Supermarket Charging Cost For Carry Bags With Company Logo An ‘Unfair Trade Practice’ :Consumer Forum

first_imgNews UpdatesSupermarket Charging Cost For Carry Bags With Company Logo An ‘Unfair Trade Practice’ :Consumer Forum LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Feb 2021 1:58 AMShare This – xRetail outlet cannot use consumer as a tool for their advertisement by forcing them to pay for carry bags with company logo, the Forum said.A Consumer court in Hyderabad has directed ‘More Megastore’ to discontinue its unfair trade practice of arbitrarily imposing additional cost of carry bags (bearing its logo) on the consumer at the time of making payment. The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Hyderabad has held that using the Consumer as an advertisement agent at his cost tantamount to unfair trade…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?LoginA Consumer court in Hyderabad has directed ‘More Megastore’ to discontinue its unfair trade practice of arbitrarily imposing additional cost of carry bags (bearing its logo) on the consumer at the time of making payment. The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Hyderabad has held that using the Consumer as an advertisement agent at his cost tantamount to unfair trade practice under Section 2(1)(r) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. A Bench comprising of Vakkanti Narasimha Rao (President), PVTR Jawahar Babu (Member) and RS Rajeshree (Member) said, “The opposite party is selling the plastic bags having their Company Logo due to which Acts of them, they are using the complainants as tool of their Advertisement that leads to adoption of un-fair trade practice apart from deceptive nature of services and committal of spurious acts that should be highly objectionable.”The Commission was considering a complaint filed by law student Baglekar Akash Kumar. The Commission relied upon a recent ruling of the NCDRC in Big Bazaar (Future Retail Ltd.) vs Sahil Dawar, whereby Big Bazar was restrained from imposing additional cost of carry bags bearing company logo. The Commission has held that disclosing the price of carry bags at the payment counter also amounts to un-fair trade practice. It observed, “As a matter of Consumer rights, the consumer has the right to know that there will be an additional cost for carry bags and also to know the silent specifications and price of the carry bags, before he exercises his choice of patronizing a particular retail outlet before he makes his selection of goods for purchase from the said retail outlet.” Charging Additional Costs For Carry Bags At Payment Counter Without Prominent Prior Notice Is An Unfair Trade Practice: NCDRC In the instant case, Advocate K. Chaitanya appearing for More Megastore had argued that collecting Rs. 3 for carry bags is not prohibited under any law. He submitted that the company never compelled the Complainant to purchase the carry bag and the same was purely his choice. However, the Commission recorded the complainant’s submission as below: “As per the existing Government orders of both Central and State Governments, retailer can charge for plastic carry bags without using their company’s logo (Means they shall sell plain carry bags). With the carry bags if any sold having company’s logo that should be supplied on free of cost.” The Commission has now directed the company to provide free carry bags to all customers if in case they printed their Company Logo on the carry bags. However, liberty is granted to charge for plain carry bags, with prior intimation and consent of Consumers and by displaying the information at conspicuous places in the Business premises. Inter alia, the Commission directed the company to pay Rs.15, 000/- as compensation to the Complainant for collecting fees for company logo carry bags from him. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more