Forget gold and Bitcoin. I’d buy these 2 cheap UK shares to get rich

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Buying cheap UK shares after the stock market crash may not seem to be a sound means for an investor to improve their financial position. After all, indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are down over 20% year-to-date.However, over the long run, the stock market could experience a strong recovery. As such, it may offer greater capital appreciation potential than more popular assets such as gold and Bitcoin.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…With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 stocks that could prove to be undervalued. They may improve an investor’s financial situation in the long run.Outperformance versus other UK sharesThe BHP (LSE: BHP) share price has been consistently ahead of other UK shares since the start of the year. The mining company’s shares have fallen by 14% this year versus a 24% decline for the FTSE 100.Despite this, the stock appears to offer relatively good value for money. For example, it has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 9. Meanwhile, it is expected to deliver a 17% rise in earnings per share in the current financial year. Clearly, this figure could change depending on economic circumstances. However, it suggests that the stock offers a wide margin of safety during a turbulent economic period.BHP’s recent investor updates have shown that it maintains a solid balance sheet and a competitive cost base. These attributes could help it to overcome a global economic slowdown better than many of its industry peers. As such, it could offer long-term total return potential compared to other UK shares while it appears to trade at a wide discount to its intrinsic value.An attractive dividend yield relative to the FTSE 100Vodafone’s (LSE: VOD) recent updates suggest it has the capacity to deliver a resilient performance relative to other UK shares. The company’s first-quarter update highlighted its defensive characteristics, with sales declining modestly due partly to some disruption from the coronavirus pandemic. As such, it is on track to meet its medium-term financial guidance and is making progress in delivering in areas such as digital and efficiency improvements.The company’s dividend yield currently stands at almost 8%. That’s over three percentage points higher than the FTSE 100’s dividend yield of 4.7%. It suggests that the stock offers an attractive passive income opportunity that could make it an increasingly popular choice for investors at a time when low interest rates make income opportunities elsewhere much more limited.Vodafone’s yield also indicates that it offers good value for money relative to many of its FTSE 100 index peers. This could mean that it has the potential to deliver impressive capital returns over the long run. As such, it could produce higher returns than assets such as gold and Bitcoin after their price rises in 2020. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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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. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 | More on: BHP VOD Peter Stephens owns shares of BHP Group and Vodafone. 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.last_img read more

London Irish v Bristol live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Check out this post for all the details on how to watch London Irish go up against Bristol. That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.That’s great value given they’re showing every Premiership game played behind closed doors live and will also be covering the European Champions and Challenge Cup knockout stages in September and October. Plus, you can cancel at any time because there’s no contract.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassClubs are also working with BT Sport to allow season ticket-holders free access to home games on the channel’s app.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when London Irish v Bristol takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.London Irish v Bristol live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you can watch London Irish v Bristol (kick-off 4pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.London Irish v Bristol live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.London Irish v Bristol will kick off at 10am EST and 7am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.London Irish v Bristol live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show Premiership matches and you can watch London Irish v Bristol from 12.55am on Monday morning (AEST).The Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO, so you can watch when on the move.Foxtel Sports HD bundle offer London Irish v Bristol live stream: How to watch from the UKLondon Irish v Bristol, which kicks off at 3pm today, will be shown live on BT Sport Extra 3 in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online. Physical Battle: The last time the two sides met they drew 27-27 (Getty Images) center_img London Irish v Bristol live stream: How to watch from anywhereIt is a crucial weekend for the Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership this week. The Bears had occupied the play-off places for most of the regular season but have dropped out in recent weeks following back-to-back defeats to Exeter and Sale Sharks.Now Pat Lam’s side travel to the Twickenham Stoop knowing nothing but victory will do if they are to secure a top-four finish.“There’s some room for improvement to take into Sunday. It’s about controlling our own performance then,” said Lam. “We’ll take care of ourselves and then it’ll just be a case of wait and see if it’s good enough to reach the top four.”London Irish on the other hand have only pride to play for after Saracens’ automatic relegation ensured Premiership participation next season.London Irish: Tom Homer, Ben Loader, Curtis Rona, Phil Cokanasiga, Ollie Hassell-Collins, Paddy Jackson, Nick Phipps, Allan Dell, Agustin Creevy, Sekope Kepu, George Nott, Chunya Munga, Matt Rogerson (captain), Jack Cooke, Albert Tuisue.Replacements: Matt Cornish, Harry Elrington, Ollie Hoskins, Sebastian de Chaves, Ben Donnell, Ben Meehan, Theo Brophy Clews, James StokesBristol: Ioan Lloyd; Luke Morahan, Semi Radradra, Siale Piutau (captain), Piers O’Conor; Max Malins, Harry Randall; Jake Woolmore, Harry Thacker, John Afoa, Ed Holmes, Joe Joyce, Chris Vui, Jake Heenan, Ben Earl.Replacements: Will Capon, Yann Thomas, Kyle Sinckler, Mitch Eadie, Fitz Harding, Andy Uren, Callum Sheedy, Sam Bedlow.Here we explain how to find a reliable London Irish v Bristol live stream wherever you are.How to watch London Irish v Bristol from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like London Irish v Bristol this evening, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  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.last_img read more

All journalists now released but opposition members still detained

first_img BelarusEurope – Central Asia The ordeal is over for the Belarusian and foreign journalists who were caught up in the wave of arrests that followed the protests against President Lukashenko’s reelection last month. The last journalists still in detention were freed in the past week. Opposition candidate Alexandre Kazulin, who was accused of hooliganism for taking part in the demonstrations, is still being held and faces up to six years in prison. Five more people were sentenced on 10 April to sentences of 10 to 15 days in prison on similar charges.—————8 April 2006Six journalists freed in the past 24 hoursReporters Without Borders voiced relief today at the news of the release of six journalists who had been imprisoned for covering demonstrations that were banned by the Minsk authorities. Canadian freelance journalist Frédérick Lavoie, who reports for the daily La Presse, left Minsk prison last night accompanied by two Canadian consular officials. He was due to be deported.After being freed this morning in Minsk, cameraman Georgiy Lagidze of the Georgian TV station Channel I told Reporters Without Borders he was still under the shock of being sentenced to two weeks in prison. Photographer Artiom Liava of the weekly Nasha Niva was released a few hours before him from Okrestina prison after serving a two-week sentence for covering the 24 March pro-democracy demonstrations.Russian reporters Eduard Glezin and Oleg Kozlovskii of the newspaper Pravoe Delo and Aleksandr Podrobinek of the independent news agency Prima News were also released yesterday and deported by the Minsk authorities.———-4 April 2006Nine journalists still heldEleven journalists have been released since 31 March, while nine other Belarusian and foreign journalists are still in custody. They are expected to be released by the weekend.Sergei Salash of the magazine Offside was due to be freed today. So too were Ukrainian journalist Andrij Lukka of Karpatski Holos and Ivan Roman, a freelance correspondent for, the website for the former weekly Solidarnost.Canadian freelance journalist Frédéric Lavoie, photographer Artiom Liava of the weekly Nasha Niva, Aleksandr Podrobinek of the Russian news agency Prima-News, and two Russian journalists with the newspaper Pravoe Delo, Eduard Glezin and Oleg Kozlovskii, are due to compete their sentences on 7 April.Finally, Georgiy Lagidze of the Georgian public broadcaster OGT is supposed to be freed on 8 April.There have been no reports of sentences being extended since the start of the arrests. Releases have been taking place as scheduled, despite threats by the authorities.——30 March 2006List of imprisoned journalists lengthens as the authorities vow they “will not give way”??????? ?? ??????? Three more journalists have been imprisoned, bringing to 20 the number currently detained, all of them accused of “hooliganism”. Daria Kostenko, a freelance Belarussian journalist was arrested in an overnight roundup on 23-24 March and sentenced to ten days in prison. Two Russian journalists, Glezin Eduard and Oleg Kozlovskii, of the periodical Pravoe Delo, were arrested on 27 March, most likely at the same time, and have been sentenced to two weeks in a custody centre.According to information gathered by the Belarus Association of Journalists (BAJ), a total of around 40 journalists, about a score of them foreign, have been arrested by the authorities in Belarus from 14-27 March. They are accused of taking part in opposition rallies. Six of them have been released since then after serving sentences of up to five days in prison. Several others have been released after being briefly detained and at least three others were sentenced to pay a fine.Polish, Georgian, Russian, Ukrainian and Canadian journalists are among those being held. On 29 March the spokesman for the Belarus Foreign Ministry, Maria Vanchina, said that Belarus would “not give way” to what the authorities termed “blackmail” on the part of the Canadian government. Canada has been trying to secure the release of the young stringer, Frédérick Lavoie, who has been held since 24 March. A tense standoff has developed between the two countries and the Belarus authorities accuse the Canadian journalist of not being officially accredited to cover the elections.Reporters Without Borders points out that the government in Minsk has been being undertaking a protracted screening process of accreditations that foreign correspondents are obliged to obtain, since the start of 2006. The organisation has been told by several journalists, including freelances like Frédérick Lavoie, that they had no choice but to enter the country as tourists, partly to be sure of obtaining a visa and partly so as to travel incognito and thus avoid official harassment. It is unusual for the Belarus consulate to officially refuse a visa request but the consular services know how to drag out the process for so long that journalists do not get their visas in time. This is, for example, what happened to Fabrice Nodé-Langlois, correspondent for the daily Le Figaro in Moscow, when he tried to get to Minsk… BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News “These arrests are intended to gag dissent and to sow a climate of terror in the country. The independent journalists should be immediately released,” said Reporters Without Borders, calling on representatives of foreign countries in Belarus and on neighbouring countries to intervene on behalf of the jailed journalists.Among the nine journalists arrested are four members of the Belarus Association of Journalists (BAJ), a partner organisation of Reporters Without Borders. Freelance Vadim Kaznacheyeu, Tatsiana Snitko and Artsiom Liava, respectively freelance correspondent and photographer on Nasha Niva, as well as Tatiana Vanina, were arrested at 3am and taken to an unknown place of detention.Also picked up were non-accredited Canadian freelance, Frederick Lavoie, Andrey Rasinski, of the weekly Nasha Niva, Nino Giorgabiani and Georgiy Lagidze, of the Georgian public broadcast group OGT and Alexander Podrabinek, of the Russian news agency Prima-News.Thirteen other journalists remain behind bars, most of them sentenced to several days in prison for alleged “hooliganism”, “taking part in an unauthorised gathering” or for “offering obscenities”.They are being held in shocking conditions in overcrowded and unheated cells and with an utter lack of hygiene. Beds are wooden planks with no bedding and the toilet is a hole dug in the ground.The first journalist to be sentenced at the start of the week was Aliaxey Shein, working for the press group of opposition candidate Alexander Milinkevich. He was arrested on 20 March and sentenced to five days in prison.On 21 March, five more journalists were targeted in the official crackdown:- Igor Bantser, of the weekly Glos znad Niemna was sentenced to ten days in prison- Andrzej Pisalnik, of the same newspaper, was jailed for 12 days – Yuri Chavusau, journalist with the NGO Internet Portal and founder of Palitychnaya Sfera and Arche magazines, ten days.- Alexey Rads, of Internet forum, ten days. – Dzmitry Hurnevich, freelance correspondent for Polish radio, Radio Polonia, ten days.On 22 March, three other journalists were jailed:- Andrey Dynko, editor of the weekly Nasha Niva, ten days.- Vadim Aleksandrovitch, journalist on the weekly Belorusy i Rinok, ten days.- Andrij Lukka, Ukrainian journalist n Karpatski Holos, 15 days.On 23 March, three journalists joined their colleagues in Belarus prisons:- Ivan Roman, a freelance correspondent for, the website for the former weekly Solidarnost, was sentenced to 13 days in prison. He had earlier been arrested, on 17 March, taken to a police station, questioned with a gun held to his head and threatened.- Viktor Yarashuk, editor of the local magazine Myastsovy Chas, six days. He had already been held for five days from 15-20 March.- Anton Taras, freelance journalist, 11 days.- Sergey Salash, of the magazine Offside, 13 days. Follow the news on Belarus Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information ——————-27 March 200617 journalists caught in post-election crackdown still heldThe Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) has reported that four other journalists were arrested during the major police raid on the night of 23-24 March, bringing the number rounded up in the past week to 26 and the number still in prison to 17.They were arrested when anti-riot police charged demonstrators contesting President Alexander Lukashenko’s reelection and destroyed their camp. According to the latest Agence France-Presse estimate yesterday, the number of people arrested on October Square was 450.The authorities are now sentencing people for participating in this “illegal gathering.” Among the latest journalists to be convicted or arrested are:- Vitali Vasilkov, Deutsche Welle’s correspondent in the eastern city of Mogiliyev, who was sentenced to seven days in prison on 23 March.- Alexei Salej, the editor of the website Pahonia, who has been held since 24 March in the western city of Grodno, pending trial.- Valeryi Shchukine, the correspondent of the independent newspaper Narodnaya Volya in the northeastern city of Vitebsk, who was arrested for the first time on 17 March, released on 23 March and rearrested on 24 March as he was about to catch a train to go home.- Weronika Samolinska, an intern journalist with the leading Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza, who was sentenced to 10 days in prison on 27 March.Lorraine Millot, the Moscow correspondent of the French daily Libération, was arrested on the night of 24 March in Minsk and was released a short while later. Another foreign journalist, Pavel Cheremet of the Russian TV station Pervyi Kanal (previously called ORT) was arrested yesterday. A well-known opponent of the Lukashenko regime, he was beaten before being released today and was told to leave the country within 48 hours.For most part, detained independent journalists are sent to the provisional detention centre on Okrestina Street where they are being held in very grim conditions which have already been described by Reporters Without Borders.Jérémi Lavoie, the brother of Canadian freelance journalist Frédérick Lavoie, who has been held since 24 March, told Reporters Without Borders he was very worried about his brother. He said he had been trying from his home in Quebec to obtain Frédérick’s release but had not succeeded in identifying the police section responsible. There was a complete lack of administrative transparency and officials were very hard to reach, he said.Reporters Without Borders reiterated its call to foreign countries with representatives on the ground in Belarus to do everything possible to obtain the release of the 17 journalists currently detained there.——24 March 2006Twenty-two independent journalists rounded up in post-election crackdown??????? ?? ??????? Reporters Without Borders said it was appalled at an unprecedented crackdown against independent journalists after the overnight arrest of nine more, bringing to 22 the number rounded up since the start of the week, 13 of whom are still in prison.Five days after the contested re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko the nine journalists were arrested on 23-24 March and detained at an unknown location.center_img June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further News April 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 All journalists now released but opposition members still detained “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Organisation RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News Three more independent journalists have been imprisoned in Minsk, bringing to 20 the total number held since 20 March 2006. Six of them have since been released but the authorities have cranked up the tension in response to international pressure to obtain their release. A standoff looks set to continue. ??????? ?? ??????? News The crackdown intensified overnight on 23-24 March, during which anti-riot police arrested hundreds of opposition demonstrators.last_img read more

Volunteers Needed As First Altadena Bestfest Approaches

first_imgCommunity News Volunteers Needed As First Altadena Bestfest Approaches From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, September 28, 2015 | 4:26 pm Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Organizers of Altadena’s first BestFest are calling for volunteers to help set up the site, coordinate with vendors, monitor the restricted parking area and lead children’s activities as the street festival-style community event approaches.BestFest will occur on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., along the stretch of Mariposa Avenue that runs from El Molino to Santa Anita Avenue in Altadena.Set-up volunteers will assist the site coordinator and party rental company employees in setting up tables, chairs and tents. Set-up staff must be able to do some heavy lifting of up to 50 pounds. Set-up volunteers will be working from 6:30 to 9 a.m. on October 3rd.Site coordinator assistants will assist the Site Coordinator as needed, walk around and check on vendors and distribute information to booths and guests. They will be working in two-to three-hour shifts from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.Take-down volunteers will assist the Site Coordinator along with party rental company employees to take down their equipment and must be able to do some heavy lifting. Take-down staff will be working from 5 to 7 p.m.Children’s arts project volunteers will work from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., in shifts of two to three hours, and assist the Children’s Art Projects Coordinator to set up craft areas and assist children.Restricted parking volunteers will work alongside other volunteers and committee members in monitoring the restricted parking area located within the events grounds, which will be made available for handicap accessible parking only. Parking volunteers must allow those with hang tags to park in the restricted area. They will be required to be on site in shifts of two hours each, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Car show volunteers, working in two-hour shifts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be physically present around the parked cars to prohibit touching of the vehicle or sitting in the vehicle without the owner’s permission.Students who are planning to use volunteer hours toward school assignments will be given acknowledgement letters by the event chairperson in recognition of their volunteer service, upon request.All volunteers will receive breakfast or lunch vouchers depending on time of work schedule.Interested volunteers may get in touch with Diana Phillippi, Community Relations Coordinator, via e-mail, [email protected], or by phone, (626) 344-6396.Altadena BestFest will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, October 2nd, with a Salon Show and Reception at the Altadena Public Library, where guests may view original artwork and meet many of the artists. Artwork will be for sale throught the evening, as well as during the following day.On Saturday itself, a Street Festival opens the event, centered around the Altadena Public Library on Mariposa Avenue. Altadena’s popular food spots will have their booths and food trucks in the area, and local musicians will perform throughout the day.A number of area schools will showcase performances and demonstrations, with children takng part in free arts and crafts activities.A traditional pancake breakfast will open the day, served along Mariposa Avenue.The festival also features The Salon, a juried art show for fine arts and hand-crafted creations.Altadena’s own Funky Junk Farms will exhibit restored vintage vehicles.BestFest benefits the Altadena Public Library. 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Second Permian Basin Gives to take place May 18

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Local News Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp After a chaotic 2020 in which numerous nonprofit organizations had to postpone or cancel fundraisers in the Permian Basin due to COVID, the inaugural Permian Basin Gives was soon put to plan.The community-wide event and community coordinated event turned out to be a success back in August and now the second edition of it will take place on May 18.One-hundred-thirty-one nonprofits from the area will be coming together to participate in the 24-hour day of giving.“It’ll be nonprofits from Midland and Odessa and the Trans-Pecos area, so all over the area and it’s a way for people to donate and make an impact with the nonprofit sector,” Executive Director of the Nonprofit Management Center Laurie Johnson said.Johnson said that the idea of a giving back fundraiser for nonprofits had been in the works for awhile, but they hadn’t been able to find the right way to do it until last year.“Several of the directors of area nonprofits were talking about what we can do to try and put together some way to encourage giving to the nonprofits because so many of us had to cancel or postpone events,” Johnson said. “Some had to be put on hold in so many cases. We wanted to find a way to encourage giving to the nonprofits so we came together as a group and created Permian Basin Gives where all the donations are driven through the website.Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on May 18, it will last until 11:59 p.m. Only gifts received during the 24-hour period can be applied to the goal and are eligible for matching donations for those designated agencies.A list of the agencies can be found at the Permian Basin Gives website.“You can go on there and look at the list of nonprofits that are participating or you can click on their icons and it will take you to their page,” Johnson said. “But it’s really a community effort. We really felt the need to help nonprofits while everyone was struggling and has been struggling, because in many cases, some people have had to cancel their fundraising events. It also encourages people to think past the events and encourages them to look for new ways to get new donations.”Johnson said most of the difficulties in coordinating the event have come from doing it virtually.“Most of everything is being done by Zoom now,” Johnson said. “Coordinating via Zoom and getting people out into the community to put out yard signs and pick up yard signs and that’s been challenging because we’ve had to do it all virtually.”The nonprofits that participate are asked to set their goals for the fundraiser.“There are participation forms and deadlines that they have to meet to be able to participate,” Johnson said. “They have to set a goal and the goal that’s been set by the nonprofits is a little over $2.5 million for that 24-hour period.”Last year’s goal was $1,688,500.That mark was more than met as last year’s Permian Basin Gives reached a total of $1,826,060.98.“Without the nonprofits, we wouldn’t have the community that we have,” Johnson said. “The nonprofits provide so much.”Just like in August, this edition of Permian Basin gives will feature a telethon on the day of the event.“This year, Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 2 and Basin PBS will all be participating and from 6:30-7, the three networks and Basin PBS will be televising live from the Basin PBS studios,” Johnson said. “Then from 7-8:30, the telethon will continue and be broadcast on Basin PBS, but the other networks will be participating. I think it’s amazing that we were able to get all four networks to come together and participate together to do this.”Another key difference between this Permian Basin Gives and last year is the amount of people who are aware of it now.“We have more participants,” Johnson said. “What’s different is that this year (is) we can concentrate more on getting people to donate versus having to tell people what Permian Basin Gives is. Last year was the first year that people had heard of it. Now, people are aware of it.” Twitter By Michael Bauer – May 14, 2021 Facebook Second Permian Basin Gives to take place May 18 Previous articleTxDOT launches awareness campaignNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 14, 2021 Michael Bauer Pinterestlast_img read more

Advocate Mehmood Pracha Moves Additional Sessions Court Challenging CMM’s Order Rejecting His Plea Against His Office Raids

first_imgNews UpdatesAdvocate Mehmood Pracha Moves Additional Sessions Court Challenging CMM’s Order Rejecting His Plea Against His Office Raids Nupur Thapliyal26 March 2021 4:05 AMShare This – xHours after CMM Pankaj Sharma passed an order rejecting Advocate Mehmood Pracha’s application challenging Delhi Police Special Cell’s raids in his office, he has approached the Additional Sessions Court against the order.The matter will be heard tomorrow by Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana at 10 AM.Advocate Mehmood Pracha in the presence of Advocate RK Wadhwa, President of the New…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?LoginHours after CMM Pankaj Sharma passed an order rejecting Advocate Mehmood Pracha’s application challenging Delhi Police Special Cell’s raids in his office, he has approached the Additional Sessions Court against the order.The matter will be heard tomorrow by Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana at 10 AM.Advocate Mehmood Pracha in the presence of Advocate RK Wadhwa, President of the New Delhi Bar Association, requested the Court to provide protection or stay the order till tomorrow. However, the Court refused to pass any such direction in view of the absence of the learned Special Public Prosecutor today.”I find no reason to disgaree with you but I need to hear them. However, I am not going to pass order in absentia. Put up for consideration at 10 AM tomorrow.” The judge said.During the course of hearing, Advocate Pracha along with RK Wadhwa submitted before the Court that a Local Commissioner may be appointed in the matter who would thereafter seal the computer source and relevant data may be extracted in the presence of a Magistrate thereafter.”Appoint some local commissioner, I can give the computer. Let him seal it. I will be in a beneficial situation. ” Pracha submitted.”Please appoint a local commissioner. We can show him the computer. It can be sealed and stamp will be put. Then it can be opened before the Court. Then particular data can be extracted in the presence of the Magistrate. The bar is there. We want only one thing that what the police did in this case, shouldn’t happen again. What else do we have apart from clients records. We cannot divulge with that protection. ” RK Wadhwa submitted.The development came after Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma today ordered :”The plea of the applicant about his offer of target data in Pen drive can only be considered by the IO subject to the issue of admissibility and Court’s intervention is not proper and also accused cannot dictate the IO about the mode and manner for collection of evidence in an investigation. Accordingly, in the considered view of this Court, the objections raised by applicant are baseless. Let the search warrant be executed in accordance with law subject to the safeguards as per the expert opinion.” Observing that the collection of evidence is intrinsic to the investigation and hands of the investigators cannot be tied to prevent them from Collecting Evidence, the Court held that:”The collection of data from its source is done to ensure its admissibility during trial and it is imperative for IO to collect best form of evidence during investigation as per their own discretion.” On the issue of reliance under sec. 126 of the Indian Evidence Act (attorney client privilege) and Bar Council Conduct Rules, the Court observed that such a reliance was misplaced as same envisages voluntary sharing of data /communication by the Advocate or deposing against the client. “However, the situation is different in this matter as the data is to be collected by the police on account of investigation in a criminal case. The plea for non-sharing of data of other clients of the applicant is beyond the scope of sec. 126 of Indian Evidence Act.” The court observed.Next Storylast_img read more

New storm moving east with snow, strong wind and rain

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A new storm is firing up in the West and it will bring stormy weather to most of the country over the next four days.Already up to 2 feet of snow has been reported in parts of the Northwest while more than 4 inches of rain also fell in the area as the storm system begins to move east. Numerous snow and wind alerts have been issued in the West as the storm moves through.The storm system will move through the Rockies Wednesday afternoon with more than a foot of snow possible for some areas. Winds could be gusty, as well — locally more than 80 mph.On Thursday, the storm system will begin to move into the Plains and the Gulf Coast with heavy rain and thunderstorms.Some wet snow is possible on the back side of the storm in the Plains, but there will not be a lot of snow east of the Rockies.The storm system will bring heavy rain into the Southeast on Friday, the same area heavily affected by the latest winter storm. Some flash flooding is also possible.On Friday night into Saturday morning, the system will begin to send heavy rain up the East Coast into the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., into Boston. Some rain could be heavy and minor flash flooding is possible.As the storm system moves through the eastern U.S., from the Plains into the East Coast, some areas could see more than 4 inches of rain. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NY, Missouri attorneys general order televangelist Jim Bakker to stop promoting alleged coronavirus cure

first_imgDNY59(NEW YORK) — Two state attorneys general ordered a prominent televangelist to stop peddling an alleged coronavirus elixir on his show.Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Jim Bakker for misrepresentations about the effectiveness of “Silver Solution” as a treatment for coronavirus. Schmitt’s lawsuit came a week after the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James sent a cease-and-desist order to Bakker, ordering him to stop promoting the supplement as a COVID-19 treatment.During a Feb. 12 episode of the “The Jim Bakker Show,” guest Sherrill Sellman claimed the so-called Silver Solution was able to eliminate some strains of coronavirus.Asked if the Silver Solution would be effective against COVID-19, specifically, Sellman replied, “Let’s say it hasn’t been tested on this strain of the coronavirus, but it’s been tested on other strains of the coronavirus and it has been able to eliminate it within 12 hours.”According to the World Health Organization, there are no current cures or direct treatments for the novel coronavirus, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there’s no known cure for other coronavirus variants that cause SARS and MERS.“Your show’s segment may mislead consumers as to the effectiveness of the Silver Solution product in protecting against the current outbreak,” the the New York cease-and-desist order said. “Any representation on the Jim Bakker Show that its Silver Solution products are effective at combating and/or treating the 2019 novel coronavirus violates New York law.”The product is available for purchase on the show’s website, and the Federal Trade Commission issued warning letters to Bakker and other companies to stop promoting Silver Solution as a coronavirus treatment.Schmitt’s lawsuit requests a restraining order and permanent injunction that orders Bakker to stop selling Silver Solution as a virus treatment.James also ordered Bakker to stop promoting the product as a coronavirus cure or treatment and to put a disclaimer on its site that says the product hasn’t been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. James’ office gave Bakker 10 days to show that it complied with the order, or face legal action.“In addition to being mindful about our health, we must also beware of unscrupulous actors who attempt to take advantage of this fear and anxiety to scam or deceive consumers,” James said in a statement.Messages to Bakker for comment weren’t immediately returned.Bakker was convicted in 1989 on multiple counts of fraud after he stole millions of dollars in a fundraising scandal. He spent five years in prison before returning to TV in 2003.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Implications of the oceanic thermal skin temperature deviation at high wind speed

first_imgExtensive oceanographic and atmospheric observations obtained during three independent experiments in the Atlantic Ocean are used to demonstrate the relationship between wind speed and the temperature deviation ΔT, which is defined as the sea surface skin temperature (SSST) minus the subsurface bulk sea surface temperature (BSST). At wind speeds 1.5 K are common during periods of high insolation. The variability of ΔT at night is reduced and extreme cool skin temperatures of 6 m s−1, the variability of ΔT is diminished and the mean value of ΔT approximates a cool bias of −0.14 K±0.1 K. We conclude that BSST measurements obtained at wind speeds >6 m s−1, when corrected for a small ( −0.14 K) cool bias, are representative of the SSST and can be used with confidence to validate satellite derived SSST. When the wind speed is <6 m s−1 and the magnitude of ΔT is high, in situ radio metric SSST measurements are mandatory to validate satellite derived SSST.last_img read more

Belvoir beefs up its mortgage adviser business with £3.6 million purchase

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Belvoir beefs up its mortgage adviser business with £3.6 million purchase previous nextAgencies & PeopleBelvoir beefs up its mortgage adviser business with £3.6 million purchaseFranchised estate agency giant has bought another piece of the Mortgage Advice Bureau network, it has informed shareholders.Nigel Lewis27th November 201802,053 Views Belvoir has bought the fast-growing licenced partner arm of financial adviser giant Mortgage Advice Bureau for £3.6 million, part of its efforts to enable franchisees to expand their income from selling mortgages.The business being purchased is MAB Glos, which is the largest appointed representative of parent group Mortgage Advice Bureau Plc with 63 partners.MAB Glos has being growing fast over the past couple of years increasing revenue, profits and its pool of partners dramatically, including a 26% increase in turnover so far this year.Like Belvoir franchisees, its partners are self-employed advisers or small businesses that are licenced to MAB Glos which in return provides training, support, compliance, website and national marketing via the wider Mortgage Advice Bureau brand.Mortgage adviceBelvoir has bought the company via its financial services arm Brook Financial, which also trades under the Mortgage Advice Bureau marketing umbrella. Belvoir bought Brook in July last year and has appointed its MD Michelle Brook and Belvoir board director Mark Newton to manage the new combined operation.Added to Brook’s operation, MAB Glos gives Belvoir over 127 mortgage advisers to monetise mortgage and other financial product leads provided to them by Belvoir franchisees.Belvoir says the acquisition is also part of a strategy to establish a national network of mortgage advisers able to offer both face-to-face and online/telephone financial advice both in-branch and independently.“This [deal] will give our existing property franchisees the ability to ‘build a business within a business’ by either utilising an existing MAB Glos mortgage adviser or taking on their own new adviser on-site,” says Belvoir CEO Dorian Gonsalves (pictured, left). Mortgage Advice Bureau Belvoir brook financial brook financial services November 27, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more