No savings at 40? I’d buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks in an ISA to retire on a passive income

first_imgNo savings at 40? I’d buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks in an ISA to retire on a passive income Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 Image source: Getty Images Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Having no savings at age 40 doesn’t mean a passive income in retirement is beyond your reach. After all, there are still likely to be 25+ years left until you retire. During this time, you could build a generous retirement portfolio.One way of improving your chances of obtaining a worthwhile passive income in retirement is to invest in FTSE 100 shares. They currently appear to offer good value for money in many cases, and could produce significantly higher returns than other assets, such as bonds, cash and property.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…When purchased through a Stocks and Shares ISA, FTSE 100 companies could offer an even more impressive return due to an ISA’s tax efficiency. As such, now could be the right time to start investing for your retirement.Return prospectsBuying dividend shares may not appear to be the right move for someone who’s aiming to build a retirement portfolio over a 25+ year period. However, the track record of the FTSE 100 shows a large proportion of its total returns have historically derived from the reinvestment of dividends. As such, focusing your capital on higher-yielding shares, which have the potential to raise dividends at a fast pace over the coming years, could prove to be a shrewd move.In addition, the FTSE 100 seems to offer good value for money at the present time. It has a yield of 4.4%, which is above its long-term average, while sectors such as retail, resources and financial services continue to be unpopular among investors. As such, the companies operating within them may offer wide margins of safety which ultimately enable them to produce impressive returns in the long run.Relative appealOf course, it may be tempting to invest in assets such as cash, bonds and property. Historically, they’ve produced favourable returns in many cases. However, their outlooks appear to be less impressive than those of the FTSE 100.For example, low interest rates could persist in the coming years due to the risks associated with Brexit and a low rate of inflation. This may mean that obtaining a positive after-inflation return from cash and bonds is a tough task. Likewise, tax changes and question marks about the affordability of housing may mean buy-to-let investments become less attractive in terms of their return prospects.Investing todayTherefore, now could be the right time to start buying FTSE 100 shares through a tax-efficient account such as a Stocks and Shares ISA. It’s simple and cheap to open, and may improve your long-term returns.Even starting to invest with modest sums of money can lead to surprisingly large amounts in the long run. As such, even if you only have a small amount of spare cash available each month, gradually buying large-cap shares and allowing compounding to boost your returns could improve your retirement prospects.last_img read more

I think I can retire early by following this strategy

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. We all dream of being able to retire early, and now is the time to start taking action. Indeed, I believe it’s possible to retire early by following a simple savings and investment strategy. Today I’m going to explain how. A strategy to retire earlyThe best way to build a sizeable financial nest-egg is to invest money for the future. There are many strategies available for investors to follow to meet early retirement goals. 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…However, some of these are quite complicated, and more often than not, they require more time and effort than they are worth. As such, they could hold back any plans to retire early. The most straightforward strategy by far is, in my opinion, to buy a diversified basket of blue-chip stocks. The slow and steady nature of blue-chip stocks means that investors can concentrate on their day-to-day jobs. These larger businesses are also less likely to run into financial problems than their smaller peers. There are two ways investors can follow this strategy. Either selecting stocks themselves or buying a low-cost index tracker fund. The latter approach could be ideal for investors who don’t have much time and just want a set-and-forget programme. Most online stockbrokers now offer a regular investment plan starting from as little as £25 a month.This is one of the easiest ways to build enough savings to retire early. All investors need to do is select the fund they want to buy, set up a direct debit and leave the rest to the broker and the market. Investors seeking a more hands-on approach can buy individual stocks. I’d stick with high-quality blue-chip stocks that have large profit margins and strong balance sheets. Some examples include Hargreaves Lansdown and Coca-Cola HBC. Both of these businesses have robust competitive advantages and a strong track record of producing large returns for investors.Growing the pot By following the strategy above, I think it would be straightforward to build a financial nest egg large enough to retire early. You see, over the past three decades, UK blue-chip stocks have produced an average total return of around 10% per annum for investors. According to my calculations, at this rate of return, an investment of £500 a month could grow to be worth around £600k within 25 years. This could be enough to provide an annual income of around £20,000 or potentially more. Investors who decide to retire early might have to save more or spend less to meet their financial goals. These are really only rough figures. However, I think they show clearly the straightforward strategy investors like me can use to retire early. By following the same template, anyone could build a sizeable financial nest egg, which could either be used for retirement, to provide a passive income or savings for a rainy day. The combination of a regular monthly investment and blue-chip stocks can be incredibly powerful for investors who want to build wealth in the long term. center_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 24th October, 2020 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. 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RBS 6 Nations: Can the Scots steal the Calcutta Cup?

first_imgThe move means that retaining ball is a necessity, so the back row consists of to opensides on either flank, with Captain Kelly Brown wearing No 7 on his back and Alasdair Strokosch wearing No 6. The element of surprise comes in with Johnnie Beattie taking the spot at the back of the scrum, though, with bulldozing back up David Denton waiting to be unleashed later in the game.Leader: Ryan Grant is named vice captain for SaturdayWith Euan Murray and Jim Hamilton starting, the hope will be that set-piece goes to plan, and with Jackson, the world’s biggest fan of an interception, there will be a need for players who play by numbers during moments of strain, so expect Ryan’s rucking and ruck-side defence to be enacted by the uglier members of the team.Defence will have to be at its most robust. So despite the headliners in the back three and the changes at half-back, the result of this Calcutta Cup match will be decided by the grunt of the back five members Richie Gray, Strokosch and Brown. If they get through the requisite work, Scotland stand a chance. If they are chasing too often as English attackers pour through the 9-10-12 channel, Scotland face a mighty tough task where not even Jim Telfer can help them. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 11: Scotland player Ryan Grant in action during the International Match between Scotland and New Zealand at Murrayfield Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Stern Scots: Kelly Brown and Scott Johnson have a tough task against the Auld Enemy on SaturdayBy Alan DymockINTERIM SCOTLAND coaches Scott Johnson and Dean Ryan have named their squad to face the Auld Enemy at Twickenham this Saturday.First cap: Flyer Sean Maitland startsThe headlines for this line-up come with Sean Maitland starting on the wing for his first cap, forming, what on paper, should be a supremely rapid back three with Stuart Hogg and Tim Visser. It is also noteworthy that an armour plated Sean Lamont starts in the centre, meaning that the Scots have plenty of running options should they create quick ball.Johnson has not wasted any time shaking things up, with former captain Ross Ford being dropped for Glasgow’s Dougie Hall, while promoting rising star Ryan Grant to co vice captain, alongside Greig Laidlaw who is unceremoniously shunted back to scrum-half.The move means that in-form Glasgow fly-half Ruaridh Jackson is reinstated, while the dual kicking options mean that Lamont can play in midfield rather than a back who can kick from No 13, like Peter Horne or Hogg. Matt Scott will be a distributer and second receiver, facilitating the runners around him. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland starting XV: Stuart Hogg; Sean Maitland, Sean Lamont (all Glasgow), Matt Scott, Tim Visser (both Edinburgh); Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow), Greig Laidlaw (vice-captain, Edinburgh); Ryan Grant (vice-captain), Dougie Hall (both Glasgow), Euan Murray (Worcester), Richie Gray (Sale), Jim Hamilton (Gloucester), Alasdair Strokosch (Perpignan), Kelly Brown (captain, Saracens), Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier).Replacements: 
Ross Ford (Edinburgh), Moray Low (Glasgow), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), Alastair Kellock (Glasgow), David Denton (Edinburgh), Henry Pyrgos, Duncan Weir (both Glasgow), Max Evans (Castres).last_img read more

Rugby Explained: The evolution of the kick chase

first_imgThe next piece of the kick-chase jigsaw relates to the hang-time and distance of the kick. The distance, height and type of kick combine to influence the hang-time of the ball, and this balance is essential to an effective chase. The chase team need enough time to cover the ground before the ball is caught, while still kicking long enough to gain territory. This particular kick was 28m with a hang time of 3.53 seconds, which is marginally less time than would be ideal, as we’ll see in a moment.Fig 2: The Headhunter’s path to the target area. Produced by Graeme ForbesIn figure 2, we can see that Josh Adams, the Headhunter, is now cutting across the angle, aiming directly for the target zone of the kick. This angle helps him to evade England’s escort players (who hope to offer a lane for the catcher to safely run into) and to get a relatively clear path to the ball. Both Watson – who is closest to the touchline – and Elliot Daly are forced to move inwards as the kick is tactically placed between them.Watson will go for the ball and Daly will fill in behind in case of an error. As can be seen in figure 3, Adams effectively breaks through the England escort team and is flanked by his Containment player on his left and his Catch Zone player on his right. As a result Watson would be unlikely to attempt a break on the short side and is forced to play in-field instead.Fig 3: Connection between Headhunter, Containment, and Catch Zone. By Graeme ForbesAs the kick does not have quite as much hang time as required, Watson can catch cleanly without too much pressure, but is then tackled shortly afterwards, leading to a positive outcome for Wales. The importance of the Pass Zone players in this situation cannot be overstated. Both Beard and Davies are essential to prevent Daly from attacking that space, and instead England choose to set up for a box-kick return.Fig 4: Pass Zone coverage when the ball is fielded. By Graeme ForbesEqually as important to the success of a kick chase are the actions of the secondary chase line. Note that the Welsh forwards who were in the original ruck now work to fill the spaces either side of where the ball is caught, typically with three players on the blindside (the front row in this example), and the others on the openside, filling the gaps between the frontline players. As a general rule, Justin Tipuric works towards centrefield, placing him in the perfect position to cover a counterattack, to lead the defensive line if England play a phase, or to chase back should England kick.Every situation is slightly different and there are a number of small variations to the example provided here. However, the key roles identified will always be present in a successful chase team. Geraint Davies, Jacek Wallusch and Graeme Forbes of Bajad8ta break down the art of chasing kicks Jonny May of England catches the ball under pressure (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img American Football has long taken ideas from rugby union, particularly in the tackle area, but what has rugby learned from its distant cousin? One major tactical development that adds an extra layer of sophistication to rugby is the use of formalised kick chase teams. This analysis is supported by the excellent cross-sport knowledge of Jacek Wallusch, a data Scientist and former American Football coach and player, and Graeme Forbes a former international sevens coach.We regularly hear the words ‘kick tennis’ uttered during games, but what exists under the surface is far more interesting than that cliché gives credit to. Let’s take a closer look.Related: The links between rugby and the NFLIn American Football, ‘special teams’ are highly tuned to perform specific roles for both punts and kick-offs, with a focus on territory over possession. In that case kickers look for distance, aiming to tackle the catcher as soon as they take the ball, and to prevent a break should the kick be too long or chase too slow. The nature of American Football means that an error by the chasing team is likely to lead to their opposition either scoring or gaining significant ground. This need to be accurate to prevent counterattacks is equally important in rugby union.Detroit’s special team set to chase a kick-off in NFL (Getty Images)Let’s look at a snapshot from Wales versus England in the Six Nations.In the example shown in figure 1, Wales have set up for a box kick. As is often the case, the aim is to tackle the catcher as soon as they hit the ground rather than to contest in the air, due to the reduced risk of an error for the kicking team. The person charged with this responsibility is called the ‘Headhunter’ and in this case Josh Adams has taken up a spot outside of the field in order to improve his angle. The next important role is performed by Ken Owens and is known as ‘Containment’. He will hold the 5m line and is responsible for containing the attack and preventing a breakaway down the touchline. With the Headhunter leaving his position on the wing it’s essential that this space is protected.Fig 1: Kick chase set up from box kick. Produced by Graeme ForbesOn the openside we have Dan Biggar closest to the ruck and his role is to target the ‘Catch Zone’. He will aim to get in the eyeline of the catcher and will either support the Headhunter in the tackle or will form a block so that the catcher can’t simply catch and run straight. There will sometimes be three players on the blindside, depending on where the ruck is, and should this be the case, the third player would perform this Catch Zone role.Outside of the Catch Zone player, we have two ‘Pass Zone’ players in Adam Beard and Jonathan Davies. Their job is to connect outside of where the ball is caught, to prevent the catcher from putting another attacker into space. These roles combined make up the front line of the chase team. 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

Se acerca la fecha límite para la presentación de ilustraciones…

first_img Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Jul 31, 2014 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls [31 de Julio de 2014] Se acerca la fecha límite del 15 de agosto para la presentación de obras de arte originales que se utilizarán para la tarjeta de Navidad de 2014 de la Iglesia Episcopal.La obra de arte original debe expresar un entendimiento local de la encarnación de Dios en la celebración del nacimiento de Jesús.Hasta la fecha unas dos docenas de obras se han presentado.Fecha límite para la presentación de obras de arte originales es el 15 de agosto. La votación se llevará a cabo del 1 al 15 de septiembre y el ganador será dado a conocer el 1 de octubre.Se  hará disponible en línea a todas las congregaciones un PDF imprimible de la tarjeta con la obra ganadora. El saludo dentro de la tarjeta aparecerá en inglés, español, francés, criollo y navajo.Envío de imágenes• Las imágenes deben tener un tamaño 256mb para la presentación. Las imágenes finales de alta resolución estarán disponibles una vez que se determine quién es el ganador.• Las imágenes se pueden presentar aquí.Para obtener información sobre el envío de las imágenes contacte a Ana Arias,[email protected], o a  Barry Merer, [email protected] obtener información sobre el Concurso de la Tarjeta de Navidad, póngase en contacto con Neva Rae Fox  [email protected] Se acerca la fecha límite para la presentación de ilustraciones originales para la tarjeta de Navidad Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

Nuevo Leon 113 / JSª

first_img 2006 Projects ArchDaily Photographs:  Paúl Rivera – archphoto, Jair NavarreteIn a block where buildings catalogued by federal and local institutions predominate, we sought to emphasize the impact of this complex, moving away from the adjacent buildings and presenting the façade toward the urban intersection formed at the point where Nuevo Leon avenue turns, exposing the side of the building. The complex is formed by two volumes. Save this picture!© Jair NavarreteRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – JacquardWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural Solutions3D Facade PanelThe first one lives toward Nuevo Leon Avenue through a series of terraces that allow opening the interior space toward the trees lining the avenue. The second volume is higher: in the first levels it lives toward an interior courtyard, where a set of panels in the façades creates a dialogue between both volumes, and on the top levels you have spectacular views, on one side to Parque México, and on the other to Chapultepec Castle. Save this picture!© Paúl Rivera – archphotoThe complex has 31 apartments in duplex and simplex formats. It has green areas that can be used, including the four roof gardens.Save this picture!© Jair NavarreteProject gallerySee allShow lessSanta Rita Restaurant / Pedro PachecoArticlesAD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XLVIArticlesProject locationAddress:Nuevo León 111, Río Bravo, 88900 Ciudad Río Bravo, Tamaulipas, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  “COPY” “COPY” Mexico Nuevo Leon 113 / JSª Save this picture!© Paúl Rivera – archphoto+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/135246/nuevo-leon-113-js%25c2%25aa Clipboard Area:  1775 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs CopyApartments•Ciudad Río Bravo, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/135246/nuevo-leon-113-js%25c2%25aa Clipboard Apartments Nuevo Leon 113 / JSªSave this projectSaveNuevo Leon 113 / JSª Architects: JSa Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJSaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasHousingCiudad Río Bravo3D ModelingMexicoPublished on May 20, 2011Cite: “Nuevo Leon 113 / JSª” 20 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Nuevo Leon 113 公寓 / JSª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 streamlast_img read more

PEP up a child’s Christmas

In December, NetPEP – Britain’s first online Personal Equity Plan and Tracker Unit Trust – launched the first charity-linked online PEP by teaming up with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to help raise funds needed for helping sick children. In December, NetPEP – Britain’s first online Personal Equity Plan and Tracker Unit Trust – launched the first charity-linked online PEP by teaming up with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to help raise funds needed for helping sick children. For every PEP bought from netPEP the company will contribute the estimated first year’s annual fee to the Charity. For example, if you invest £5,000 netPEP will hand over £17.50. Richard Carswell, netPEP¹s co-founder said: “We believe many people will be happier to invest in a PEP in the knowledge that it will help sick children. Advertisement 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. “With the April deadline fast approaching and ever-increasing numbers using the Internet, we think that a PEP that generates income for charity in this way will be very popular. By joining forces with GOSHCC, in what we believe is the first online link between a charity and a PEP provider, we are offering a chance for investors to lock in their tax-free PEP allowance and help those less fortunate.” Howard Lake | 4 January 1999 | News  13 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 MoreAddThis PEP up a child’s Christmas read more

American Petroleum Institute Issues E15 Warning

first_img SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Energy American Petroleum Institute Issues E15 Warning Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jul 16, 2012 American Petroleum Institute Issues E15 Warning The American Petroleum Institute is warning Kansas drivers not to use E15 – now available at a Lawrence gas station. The Renewable Fuels Association says their warning is based on a study funded by API and other oil interests in which some vehicles failed testing – including tests conducted on old fashioned gasoline not containing ethanol. Based on the study cited – RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen says API should be warning Americans against using so-called clear gasoline as well – since vehicles in their limited testing failed on that fuel also. The protocols involved in the study were questioned by the Department of Energy – which conducted more than six-million miles of testing on E15 and found no problems for vehicles built in model year 2001 and newer. RFA’s Dinneen says E15 has been the most thoroughly tested fuel in American history. He adds that ethanol has been a safe and effective fuel component in wide use for more than three decades. Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Update 9:20am CDTNext articleEPA Withdraws Farm Database Proposal Gary Truittlast_img read more

Forced unemployment, judicial hounding, denial of justice: Who still cares about Daily News journalists?

first_img Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Zimbabwe Reporters Without Borders has made a strong plea to South African President Thabo Mbeki to act to halt the “daily hounding” suffered by Zimbabwe’s journalists.Every week it recorded fresh attacks against the independent press, the organisation said, without much concern being registered by one of the last democracies still talking to President Robert Mugabe.It was appealing to the South African president to understand that Zimbabwean journalists were showing an “example of democratic spirit by struggling peacefully” while enduring a “daily hounding on the part of an authoritarian and abusive government”.All journalists on the now closed Daily News face prison terms while the Media and Information Commission (MIC) has passed the deadline it was given to study the newspaper’s application for a licence.”The inaction of African democracies in the face of the appalling plight of the independent press in Zimbabwe is a deplorable example for the whole continent,” Reporters Without Borders added. “Thabo Mbeki, so able at winning compromises and smoothing conflicts, however does nothing to improve the lot of the free spirits on the borders of his country, even though, backed by the African Union, he would have the power to do so.””Crackdowns against the Zimbabwean press that have become so commonplace and therefore forgotten by international public opinion, should nevertheless be stopped”, said the organisation.”To achieve this objective, it is essential that the international community uses all its political and media resources, to show Zimbabwean journalists that the hell they endure is not to be tolerated.”The 45 journalists on the Daily News and its weekly supplement The Daily News on Sunday have been summoned to appear on 12 October 2005, before a Harare court, to answer a charge of violating the information law by working without official accreditation between January and September 2003, the date on which the newspaper was banned.The trial has been put down for all the defendants to be heard together. Under the draconian press law, the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), journalists should be registered by the MIC that regulates media who are tightly controlled by the government. Since the end of 2004, offenders against the law have faced a two-year prison sentence.Twenty-one journalists who received an individual summons at their homes appeared before a court in Harare on 14 June. A further 23 are yet to receive their summons, since police have not managed to find all of them. The journalist Kelvin Jakachira was summoned on 4 August on the same charges. At the same time, the MIC has still not given its decision on an application for a licence lodged by the publishers of the Daily News, Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ). However, the interminable judicial struggle between the independent Daily News and the Zimbabwe reached a conclusion on 14 March when the Supreme Court revoked the ban slapped on by the MIC in September 2003.The MIC was then told once again to reach a decision on the licence application from the ANZ within a 60-day period, expiring on 15 May. However the MIC waited until 16 and 17 June to officially study the application, along with that of the weekly The Tribune, that was banned for one year in June 2004. After two days of discussion, the MIC’s chairman, Tafataona Mahoso, declined to comment, saying that the journalists concerned would be notified by the commission when “they had made their decision” without specifying whom he was referring to.After the Daily News and its Sunday edition were banned in September 2003, a judicial battle was joined pitting the ANZ and the MIC which went from court to court until it reached the Supreme Court in February 2004, which waited one year before ruling. Under huge financial difficulties and so as not to expose its journalists to arrest, the Daily News management decided to stop publishing while awaiting the verdict of the country’s highest legal jurisdiction. November 12, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail November 27, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica center_img to go further Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders urges the international community and particularly the South African president to act to “show Zimbabwe’s independent journalists that the hell they endure is not to be tolerated”, as journalists on the closed Daily News face prison terms and the Media and Information Commission (MIC) has passed the deadline for ruling on the paper’s licence application. June 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Forced unemployment, judicial hounding, denial of justice: Who still cares about Daily News journalists? News News Help by sharing this information News ZimbabweAfrica September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Judicial persecution of Bahraini news providers continues

first_img German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors March 17, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Follow the news on Bahrain News News Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the five-year jail sentences that a court passed today on the photographer Hussain Hubail and the cyber-activist Jassim Al-Nuaimi. Seven other activists received similar sentences.“Many Bahraini news providers are getting long jail terms” said Lucie Morillon,head of research and advocacy at Reporters Without Borders. “Far from theinternational community’s cameras and attention, the authorities are cracking down on freedom of information and its actors. It is time that the persecution and sham trials ended. We again call for the release of all the detained journalists and cyber-activists.”A well-known press photographer who freelanced for various media including Agence France-Presse and Voice of America, Hubail was arrested at Manama international airport as he was about to board an international flight on 31 July 2013 and was incarcerated in El-Hod El-Gaf prison, where he was unable to contact his family or his lawyer for several days.He was finally charged a month later with belonging to the “14 February medianetwork,” “calling for and participating in illegal demonstrations”, “inciting hatred of the government” and “being in contact with government opponents in exile”.Hubail has said he has been mistreated and tortured in detention – claims that were never the subject of an independent investigation by the authorities.On 15 December 2013, Reporters Without Borders and nine other human rightsorganizations asked Frank La Rue, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion andprotection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and Juan Méndez, the UN special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, to investigate the detention and torture of three Bahraini news and information providers including Hubail.In May 2013, the independent newspaper Al-Wasat awarded Hubail a prize for aphoto of demonstrators in a cloud of teargas.Nuaimi was arrested at his home by masked plainclothes security men on 31 July 2013 (the same day as Hubail) and was charged with inciting anti-government hatred and calling for illegal demonstrations in messages posted on social media. He has also reported being mistreated and tortured. Four days after his arrest, he was transferred to Dry Dock prison, only to be taken before a prosecutor and forced to sign a confession, he said.During a hearing on 27 January, Nuaimi testified that he was not in Bahrain when the offending messages were posted and that he had sold his computer before they were posted, so he could not have been responsible.Three other Bahraini news and information providers have received jail sentencessince the start of the year. The photographer Abdullah Salman Al-Jerdabi, who was arrested on 13 September 2013, was sentenced on 22 January to six months in prison on charges “of participating in an illegal demonstration” and “misuse of social networks”.The blogger Ali Maaraj was sentenced to 30 months in prison on 8 April on charges of “insulting the king” and “improper handling” of information technology”. And the photographer Ahmed Humaidan was sentenced to 10 years in prison on 26 March for “allegedly taking part in an attack on a police station in Sitra” in April 2012 although he was nowhere near the police station at the time.The situation of freedom of information is more than worrying in Bahrain, whichis ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders pressfreedom index. RSF_en April 28, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judicial persecution of Bahraini news providers continuescenter_img News Help by sharing this information News October 14, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts BahrainMiddle East – North Africa BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more