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Savills cautious on 12 month outlook

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Savills cautious on 12 month outlook GLOBAL property adviser Savills maintained a cautious second-half outlook and raised the spectre of a flat performance in the first six months of 2011 after posting much-improved interim results yesterday.Savills booked group revenue of £304.4m for the first half, up 23 per cent from the same period a year ago. Group underlying profit advanced to £17.2m from £2.5m.Likewise, Savills transaction advice business saw revenues rise 57 per cent to £116.6m, helping it swing to an underlying profit before tax of £9.4m from a loss of £7.6m a year earlier.Its property and facilities management saw revenue rise eight per cent to £113.7m, although underlying profit before tax fell one per cent to £7.1m.Asked if Savills expected the first half of 2011 to be broadly flat against the same period in 2010, chief financial officer Simon Shaw said: “I think that’s probably as fair a position as you can take.”“The concerns we are looking at ahead are really coming in this fourth quarter,” he said.Savills said it would pay an unchanged interim dividend of 3p per share. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proofcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fanautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Herald Thursday 26 August 2010 8:03 pm Tags: NULL Sharelast_img read more

Starbucks in plan to raise prices

first_img Starbucks in plan to raise prices Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Starbucks said yesterday it could no longer resist “extreme” surging coffee prices and would be forced to raise some prices. Chief executive of the US-owned chain Howard Schultz said he had tried to freeze prices as long as possible. But he admitted: “The extreme nature of the cost increases has made it untenable for us to continue to do so and we have been forced to take the steps we announced.” He pledged to maintain or even lower the price of some espresso drinks and Starbucks’ “tall” 12oz brewed coffee. Coffee prices on world commodity markets are close to 13-year highs. Arabica beans currently trade at around $1.80 per lb, compared with less than $1.40 last spring. The beans from Colombia and Central America have been hit by two seasons of poor harvests. The prices of lattes and cappuccinos are among those set to rise under the shake-up at the largest coffee chain in the world. Schultz added that speculators had also forced the price up. Thursday 23 September 2010 8:09 pm Share whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

These FTSE 250 stocks are on sale! I’d buy them in an ISA today

first_img See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild | Thursday, 4th June, 2020 | More on: BAKK BGEO These FTSE 250 stocks are on sale! I’d buy them in an ISA today Royston Wild 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. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address It’s hardly a shock that Bakkavor Group’s (LSE: BAKK) share price has capitulated following the Covid-19 outbreak. As a major player in the food-to-go market, it stands to lose big time from recent lockdown measures. A slow approach to easing quarantine measures casts a shadow over the FTSE 250 company’s earnings outlook for the remainder of 2020 too.Sure, the FTSE 250 food producer has staged some impressive daily fightbacks of late. But it still remains around 40% cheaper from levels seen just before the stock market crash kicked off in late February. As a consequence, Bakkavor trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of just 8 times. I reckon this represents irresistible value.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…Ready to goOkay, the UK food-to-go market has been decimated in recent months. However, over the long term, this is a product segment that still has a very bright future. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, IGD had predicted this market would grow more than 26% in value between 2019 and 2024, to £6.3bn from £5bn previously.According to the research house, “the channel is set to experience double the growth of the wider UK food and grocery retail market.” The coronavirus crisis has likely put paid to IGD’s forecasts, of couse. But the changing consumer patterns that were driving the food-to-go phenomenon before the pandemic broke remain intact. With people now slowly returning to work, it’s a phenomenon Bakkavor can gradually begin to reap the fruits of again.This is why City analysts expect the FTSE 250 firm to strongly recover from a 29% earnings drop in 2020. In fact, a 30% bottom-line fightback is slated.Another FTSE 250 bargainAnother top value buy from the FTSE 250 is Bank of Georgia (LSE: BGEO). Like Bakkavor, this is a company whose descent (it’s also lost a shade over 40% of its value since late February) can also be explained easily.Banks are some of the most cyclical shares out there. And with a painful economic downturn coming (the country’s central bank is following others by slashing interest rates following the Covid-19 outbreak) investors are fearing sustained pressure on its profits.This is a share, however, whose long-term earnings picture remains quite robust. It’s an outlook that isn’t reflected by Bank of Georgia’s even-cheaper P/E ratio of around 6.5 times, in my opinion.2020 will likely prove a horror show for the FTSE 250 bank, as illustrated by City forecasts that earnings here will drop 42% year on year. It’s important to remember that changes to banking regulations to improve the quality of its loan book should help it to weather the storm. It also has a strong balance sheet to help it deal with this near-term turbulence.The Eurasian country’s GDP growth forecasts for the medium term will likely take a hit. But this is an economy that should continue to go from strength to strength thereafter. City brokers expect earnings at Bank of Georgia to rebound 72% in 2021. I reckon it’ll keep impressing thereafter as well.last_img read more

£3k to invest? 3 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy for my ISA right now

first_img£3k to invest? 3 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy for my ISA right now Rupert Hargreaves 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. The FTSE 100 has experienced a strong comeback after its recent market crash. However, many stocks still appear to offer excellent value for money and long-term growth potential. As such, buying these companies for a Stocks and Shares ISA today may lead to substantial capital gains as well as a steady income stream. Here are three FTSE 100 companies that could be worth buying today, based on the above. 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…FTSE 100 homebuilderFTSE 100 homebuilder Persimmon (LSE: PSN) saw its share price crash by more than 50% at the start of the coronavirus crisis. Since then, the stock has staged a modest recovery as work has restarted on many of its sites. Despite this setback, the outlook for Persimmon appears healthy. The UK faces a structural housing shortage, and this is only getting worse.The government is relying on companies like Persimmon to meet the growing demand for homes across the UK. This should ensure the FTSE 100 company has plenty of work for the foreseeable future. Rising home prices and government initiatives such as the Help to Buy scheme may mean the group’s earnings recover quickly from the coronavirus crisis soundtrack. As such, with the stock down around 10% year-to-date, now could be a great time to snap up a share of this long-term growth champion.BAE Systems Industrial group BAE Systems (LSE: BA) has outperformed the FTSE 100 by 10% since the start of the year. Investor sentiment has been buoyed by the company’s defensive nature and growing order book. The organisation announced orders of £18.4bn during 2020, putting the backlog at £45.4bn. In addition, the FTSE 100 company plans to generate free cash flow of £3.5bn-£3.8bn over the next three years. At a time when so many businesses are struggling to keep the lights on, this forecast is hugely positive. Despite this, BAE currently trades on a relatively low valuation. It has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 11.7, which suggests investors are sanguine about its outlook. Although there may be less scope for a further upward rerating over the medium term, the company’s free cash flow and the robust order book is highly exciting. Smurfit Kappa Another FTSE 100 share that’s made substantial gains over recent months is Smurfit Kappa (LSE: SKG). Its share price is up 1% since mid-March as investors have become increasingly optimistic about the company’s long-term prospects.Investor sentiment has also been boosted by the decision of two of the company’s directors to splash £150,000 buying shares towards the end of April. An increase in online retail sales during the lockdown has lead to improved prospects for the paper and packaging market this year. Indeed, Smurfit delivered sales volume growth in Europe and the Americas during the first three months of the year. With funding of €1.5bn available to the FTSE 100 group, it seems to have plenty of capital to meet this boom in demand. Unfortunately, the group has pulled its dividend, but seems sensible considering the current economic environment. Since the stock currently trades on a price-to-earnings-growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.9, it appears to offer a wide margin of safety. Therefore, now could be a great time to buy a share of this business for the long haul.  Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 | More on: BA PSN SKG Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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.last_img read more

Can the Rolls-Royce share price bounce back?

first_imgCan the Rolls-Royce share price bounce back? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Rolls-Royce plc 2020 was a rough year for the Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) share price. After crashing by nearly 50% in March, the stock continued its downward trajectory until early October.The business serves multiple industries. But around half of its income comes from the sale and maintenance of aircraft engines. When travel restrictions prevented planes from taking off, a large portion of its revenue stream evaporated. So seeing the stock collapse is not that surprising to me. But is that all about to change? And should I be adding this business to my portfolio?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The recovery startsIn October last year, the Rolls-Royce share price reached its lowest point since 2003. But since then, it’s been on the rise. In fact, it’s up by around 165% over the last seven months. What’s causing this growth?The business managed to secure a £5bn rescue package that brought it back from the brink of bankruptcy. Meanwhile, with the vaccine rollout progressing relatively quickly, it looks like the airline sector is finally starting to take off again. Here in the UK, holiday travel is on track to return later this month. And domestic flights in the US and China are already increasing.This is undoubtedly good news for Rolls-Royce, and so seeing its share price rise as more planes return to the sky is understandable.It’s worth remembering that initially, the majority of resumed flights are likely to be short-haul, and the firm’s engines are generally used on long-haul aircraft. So it may take a while longer before Rolls-Royce sees its revenue making a complete recovery. But based on current forecasts, it is expected to return to profitability by 2022. And with the worst seemingly over, it looks like a potential turning point for the business.The risks that lie aheadThe return of travel is an encouraging sign. But even after the pandemic comes to an end, Rolls-Royce will still have many challenges to overcome, the first of which is its debt. As it stands, it has around £7.3bn of loan obligations on its balance sheet. That racks up a pretty expensive interest bill, and with no operating profits at this time, the firm is having to burn through cash to keep up with payments.Needless to say, over the long term, this is unsustainable. And if it’s not able to return to profitability in 2022 as planned, I think it’s likely that the company will need to raise additional capital. Naturally, this will likely hurt the Rolls-Royce share price.The management team has announced its intentions to dispose of non-core assets to build up its cash balance. However, its latest attempt to sell its Bergen Engines subsidiary failed after the Norwegian government blocked the transaction out of national security concerns. And with the currently weak market sentiment, it could take some time before another buyer is found.The bottom lineThe return of international travel does make me cautiously optimistic about the Rolls-Royce share price. However, I think its recovery will be a multi-year process, during which many things could go wrong.Personally, I don’t believe the risk is worth the potential reward, especially since there are other more promising investment opportunities available today. I won’t be adding this stock to my portfolio. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Rolls-Royce. 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. Zaven Boyrazian | Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 | More on: RR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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” But there is another stock I’ve got my eye on because… 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. 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 Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

Video: Young adult Graham Simpson talks about second chances

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal New Service] Graham Simpson represented the Diocese of Western Massachusetts during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor.Here he talks about his work with inmates in his local county jail and the importance of the Second Chance Act. Rector Belleville, IL 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted May 15, 2014 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Video, Featured Jobs & Calls Youth & Young Adults Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Video: Young adult Graham Simpson talks about second chances Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Releasecenter_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Collierville, TN Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

Win £1000 a day for charity at YourCharitySpace

first_img Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Win £1000 a day for charity at YourCharitySpacecenter_img As this year’s National Giving Week theme is “Give it up for¦”, the competition requires entrants to make and upload a 30-60 second digital video clip via their camcorder, camera or mobile phone, saying what they are prepared to give up for their favourite charity. It could be time, money, possessions, or anything they think appropriate.CAF will donate £1000 for the best video clip sent in every day during National Giving Week, with the proceeds going to the winner’s charity of choice. The YourCharitySpace website includes an online donation facility in partnership with CAF where visitors can select the charity they want to give money to. The database carries the majority of UK-registered charities. Community Channel has launched a social networking area, YourCharitySpace, on its website, and is promoting its launch with a competition to win £1000 each day for the winner’s favourite competition.The Community Channel has followed the trend in social networking sites set by websites such as MySpace, Facebook and Bebo by creating YourCharitySpace. This is “a place for people to blog about causes they support and feel passionate about, using text, images and short video clips.” To promote the launch, which coincides with National Giving Week (16-22 October 2006), Community Channel and CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) are running a competition that enables people to win £1,000 for their favourite charity. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 October 2006 | Newslast_img read more

What we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas

first_imgJonathan Abraham What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, center, takes part in a roundtable discussion to address safety and security at Texas schools in the wake of the shooting at Sante Fe, in Austin, Texas, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Linkedin What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Linkedin Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Facebook Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season Twitter Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook ReddIt Previous articleHoroscope: September 16, 2019Next articleCheez-It Bowl MVP Olonilua resolves legal issues Jonathan Abraham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printLt. Gov. Dan Patrick broke with the NRA to call for background checks on stranger to stranger gun sales. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Attempt for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for an expansion of background checks for stranger-to-stranger gun sales, according to WFAA. Patrick, usually a strong ally of the National Rifle Association, drifted from the organization on the issue after last month’s mass shooting in Odessa — the suspected shooter reportedly bought a gun from a stranger. The NRA responded by saying it is unwilling to to expand background checks.Concern of mental health care on college campusesStudent mental health is back in the spotlight after the parents of a Harvard University student who committed suicide in 2015 filed a lawsuit against the university. Sophomore Luke Tang’s family claims the university failed to protect him. It was his second suicide attempt in the span of two semesters, according to The Boston Globe.Over the past year, 14% of college students said they seriously considered suicide, according to the Healthy Minds 2018-2019 Data Report.The underpayment of teachers in AmericaAbout 1 in 5 teachers have a second job during the academic year, according to CBS News. A 2015 study from the Economic Policy Institute illustrates the growing wage gap for teachers. Photo courtesy: EPICBS News reported the average annual salary for a teacher is $60,000, but about a third of teachers make less than $45,000.‘Killer robots’ could cause mass destructionA former top Google software engineer believes that a new generation of autonomous weapons, also known as ‘killer robots,’ could cause mass destruction.Laura Nolan, who resigned from Google last year, told The Guardian that killer robots not guided by human remote control should be outlawed.Nolan said killer robots can potentially do “calamitous things that they were not originally programmed for.” Athletics Weekend Roundup: equestrian triumphs, swim and dive falters, and women’s golf finishes strong + posts Twitter Jonathan is a journalism major from Philadelphia who is also minoring in Spanish. When Jonathan is not writing for TCU 360, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (76ers, Eagles, Union, Phillies, and Flyers). No. 4 TCU’s Women’s Rifle shoots a program-best in win What we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actions ReddItlast_img read more

Journalists killed and injured in Quetta bombing, reporter kidnapped in Islamabad

first_img News News September 6, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists killed and injured in Quetta bombing, reporter kidnapped in Islamabad Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Help by sharing this information The level of violence that Pakistani journalists are facing nowadays is entirely unacceptable. The events of the past three days in which two TV employees were killed in Quetta and an investigative journalist was kidnapped in Islamabad need a response from the Pakistani authorities and the international community.A cameraman and a TV station driver were killed and six other journalists were seriously injured in a suicide bombing on 3 September in Quetta and the ensuing acts of revenge violence by demonstrators who were targeted by the bombing. The overall death toll was 59. In Islamabad, an investigative newspaper reporter was kidnapped, mistreated and humiliated the next day by uniformed gunmen who may have been members of the security services.“At a time when the country needs everyone’s help in coping with disastrous flooding, Jihadi terrorists and certain members of the security services continue to target civilians, including media employees,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Such criminal behaviour and recourse to thuggish methods is absolutely incredible.”Quetta bloodshedThe media fatalities in Quetta, the capital of the southwestern province of Balochistan, were Samaa TV cameraman Ejaz Raisani and Muhammad Sarwar, the driver of an Aaj News live broadcast van. The six seriously injured journalists were Fateh Shakir of Dawn News, Mustafa Tareen of ARY News TV, Noor Elahi Bugti of Samaa TV, Irshad Mastoi of Express News TV, Shahid Mukhtar of Express News and Imran Mukhtar of Geo TV.The suicide bombing, which was claimed by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Jihadi group linked to Al-Qaeda, was targeted at Shiites who were demonstrating in support of the Palestinians. Journalists at the scene said some of their colleagues were wounded by the bombing while others were injured by shots fired at them by Shiite demonstrators.The Aaj News driver, for example, was killed by two rounds fired from an automatic weapon. “He was shot at point-blank range by enraged demonstrators who attacked the TV station vehicles at the scene,” said the representative of a Quetta journalists’ organisation who asked not to be identified.Raisani, who was 30, is the third Samaa TV journalist to be killed in a suicide bombing. He died from his injuries today in the military hospital to which all of the seriously injured people were taken. In 2004, a moving car deliberately hit Cheema while he was doing a story on international inspection of Pakistan’s nuclear power installations.The News is very critical of President Asif Ali Zardari and its journalists are often threatened. The government has withdrawn state advertising from the entire Jang media group, which owns The News. Reporters Without Borders and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists issued a joint appeal in May again the use of suicide bombings, which threaten the lives of reporters along with innocent civilians: http://en.rsf.org/pakistan-worldwide-appeal-by-journalists-10-05-2010,37….Islamabad kidnappingThe investigative journalist who was kidnapped, tortured and humiliated for several hours on 4 September by men in police commando uniforms was Umar Cheema of the daily The News. Before releasing him, his abductors warned him that his reporting could land him in “serious trouble.”Calling on Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, the head of the military’s media relations office, the ISPR, to explain this incident, Reporters Without Borders voices strong support for Umar Cheema and the staff of The News, who are once again being threatened in the worst possible way.“Those who committed these degrading acts are not worthy to wear Pakistani military uniform and must be punished at once,” the press freedom organisation said.Cheema said he was kidnapped by “professionally trained” people who took him to an unidentified location where they beat him, undressed him, shaved his head, hung him by his hands and feet, and finally left him at a roadside near Talagang, 120 km outside Islamabad. Before releasing him, they threatened Ansar Abbasi, the head of the newspaper’s investigative section, with the same treatment. PakistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en to go further Organisation center_img Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists April 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire PakistanAsia – Pacific News January 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

Man charged with assaulting ex-wife, sister

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Man charged with assaulting ex-wife, sister Pinterest Local NewsCrime Twitter Pinterest Previous articleSome downtown work under budgetNext articleNational event caps off med student studies admin Facebook Manuel Velez Police charged a man Thursday after reportedly assaulting his ex-wife and her sister outside of their vehicle.Officers were called about an assault victim around 12:47 a.m. Thursday at Jackson Square Apartments, 1120 N. Jackson Ave., an Odessa Police Department news release stated.Upon arrival, officers made contact with two sisters, a 32-year-old and a 33-year-old, the release detailed. The 32-year-old told police she and her sister had been assaulted by her ex-husband, 46-year-old Manuel Velez.The victims told police Velez had approached them while wearing a mask and holding a gun and told them to get out of the vehicle they were in, the release stated. Velez then pulled his ex-wife’s sister out of the vehicle, injuring her right arm, and punched his ex-wife on the chin. He then took her to the ground and began hitting her head against the ground, the release said.Velez fled after his ex-wife’s sister pulled the mask off of his head, the release detailed, and an independent witness told police they saw Velez beating both victims.Officers later located Velez in the 800 block of East 13th Street and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. By admin – March 16, 2018 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more