FTSE 100 investors! Warren Buffett can help you survive the stock market crash

first_img If you can keep your head while the FTSE 100 stock market crash rages, then you have probably been heeding the greatest investor of them all, Warren Buffett. The US billionaire has seen it all before, and has repeatedly said that investors can expect uncertain times like these, and should take advantage of them.You probably know Buffett by his most famous quote, which definitely applies today. “Be fearful when others are greedy, greedy when others are fearful.” As FTSE 100 investors panic, the stock market crash is offering an amazing opportunity to pick up bargain stocks. Mr Buffett had lesser-known words of wisdom that also apply right now, and I’ve picked out three of them.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 first reflects the state of mind many of as find ourselves in, as the world changes before our very eyes. “Remember that the stock market is a manic depressive.”Stay calm as share prices crashIt is certainly manic at the moment, having endured the fastest stock market crash in history, as the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 plays out. Share prices fly all over the place on the latest news, and in unpredictable ways. Instead of climbing on interest rate cuts and stimulus, for example, it has reacted by plunging.As Buffett’s quote highlights, this is nothing new. You have to respond by staying calm and taking advantage of its moments of madness by investing in shares, at a discounted price.Make sure the price is rightTalking of which. Buffett also famously said that “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Just because some shares are dirt cheap right now, doesn’t mean you should automatically buy them. Take the travel industry. It has been hit particularly hard as people stop flying and hotels lie empty, but its recovery prospects are hanging in the balance.If Government support keeps them afloat, they could still thrive. I can imagine frustrated holidaymakers indulging in a booking frenzy once the crisis recedes. But you also have to be aware of the massive risk you are taking on. Now is the time to focus on companies with strong balance sheets and minimal debt, as these are also trading at bargain prices.Buy FTSE 100 stocks for the long termThe final quote should tighten your focus on investing for the long term. “If you aren’t thinking about owning a stock for 10 years, don’t even think about owning it for 10 minutes.” As the stock market crash grinds on, it can be tempting to switch from investing to trading. In other words, buying stocks for short term gain, say, from a sudden rally.The problem is that you cannot predict where share prices will go next, especially in a crazy stock market crash like this one. So buy for the long term instead. Hopefully in 10 years, the coronavirus-induced crash will be a bad memory, but today’s stock picks will be profitable.Carry on and keep listening to Warren Buffett. 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. Harvey Jones 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Harvey Jones “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: The Motley Fool center_img Enter Your Email Address 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! Harvey Jones | Wednesday, 18th March, 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. FTSE 100 investors! Warren Buffett can help you survive the stock market crashlast_img read more

Praying to be ‘normal’

first_img Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL The Rev. Judith Jones, Vicar says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Vivian Varela says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 By Viv TaylorPosted Aug 1, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis August 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm Viv–Please visit my alma mater, Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge. You are called to ministry. If you are ever back in Western North Carolina, you are welcome to attend our Third Order of the Society of St. Francis Fellowship meeting in Asheville. EDS will also put you in touch with The Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward, who lives in Brevard. With love, just tupper, tssf Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Laurie Eiserloh says: August 15, 2012 at 2:46 am Thank you for sharing your story Viv! Great to meet you at GC! Comments are closed. Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID miriam mckenney says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA V. Tupper Morehead, MD, MDiv, TSSF says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel August 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm Thank you, Viv – you have reminded me yet again why I am so glad to be an Episcopalian. Someone very, very close to me is working through some self-discovery – she’s glad she’s Episcopalian too. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [The Chapel Hill News] I grew up a Southern Baptist.That meant making a personal decision to follow Jesus, the right of all people to make their own choices about their beliefs. It meant my grandparents were missionaries; my great grandfather was a minister. It meant arguing about God with my Jewish best friend in elementary school. It meant a Savior I could talk to; whom I could tell I was actually a girl, to whom I could turn when I couldn’t turn to others.I joined my church’s youth group as a teenager. We met in the church’s basement. Our new youth minister was engaging and excited about the ministry. Instead of lots of cookouts and pool parties, we had retreats, books, and disciplines. Instead of a place to hang out, we had goals. There were lessons about the “proper” role of women, why evolution was wrong and dangerous, how to recognize signs of the end times, how to stop Abortion (not abortions, of course, that might have required mentioning condoms), and even how to evangelize to Mormons.Retreats were the program’s cornerstone. There were weeklong camps at colleges in western North Carolina. One sticks in my memory. It was the summer before my senior year of high school. Some of that week was wonderful: games, picking up trash along the Catawba River, that first taste of a college’s freedom. Some of that week was less comfortable.There were a couple of hours a day for Praise and Worship. Flashing lights and pumping beats were meant to excite joy and engagement. It wasn’t the sort of theology one considered or discerned how to live into; it was the sort you shouted and sang back to folks doing the same.The retreat leader gave two sermons a day, all week long. They were the sort where you were encouraged to take notes for later study. The sermons were full of warnings about heroin use, child molestation, and murder all mixed up with talk about homosexuality, atheism, science, agnosticism and “liberalized” Christianity.Growing up, I prayed that God would allow me to be the girl I knew I was. As a teenager who took her religion seriously and wanted to commit to it deeply, I prayed that God would erase my knowledge and understanding that I was a woman. I prayed to be “normal.” But, even then, there was a part of me sitting back. I knew who I was; I desperately wanted to be out, accepted, and loved, living in truth.One night near the end of the week, the preacher started hammering away at those felt called to ministry. “If you find yourself feeling any attraction to someone of the same sex, or have any questions about your gender identity,” he warned, “stay away from ministry; it doesn’t need you. Until you take care of it, you’re a liability.”After the sermon, we were told there were ministers waiting at the back of the auditorium if we needed to confess anything, if we needed to ask for forgiveness and pray with someone.I got up and walked to the back of the room, tears running down my face. A young seminarian put his hand on my back and asked if I wanted to step into another room to talk. We walked down the hall to an empty classroom.So what’s going on, he asked.I think I’m gay, I said. I knew I wasn’t exactly gay, but it felt close and easier to explain. The seminarian didn’t look surprised or angry like I had expected, just heartbroken.At first he sounded scripted, asking if I was looking at pornography online or was involved with anyone. Then, he stopped and looked at how upset and scared I was. Look, he said, are you going to hurt yourself?If I could dig it out or burn it out I probably would, I told him.He looked so scared. Hurting yourself won’t change anything, he told me; hurting yourself can’t make anything better. God loves you. God loves what He made.The seminarian said these things quietly, in a frightened voice, as if he was slipping a starving person contraband bread. We prayed. And I went back to my group.I never knew his name. Still, even though he was conflicted, maybe as deeply as I was, he came through and was a minister, someone who did Christ’s work of love and acceptance in the world. In the years since, I’ve left the Baptists, but I’ve never left that moment of knowing that whatever I might be, I am loved by both my Creator and many of my sisters and brothers in this world. That’s made all the difference.–– Viv Taylor graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, served as a chaplain’s assistant in Iraq and wrote about the experience as Sam Taylor for The Chapel Hill News from 2010-12. This is the first in a series of new columns about her transgender journey and is reprinted here with the author’s permission. Taylor is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brookline, Massachusetts. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books center_img Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Praying to be ‘normal’ Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 August 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm Nice job Viv. For people of God who are LGBT, telling our stories makes all the difference. Thanks for taking the time and having the courage. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Collierville, TN Comments (7) Rector Martinsville, VA August 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm Oh, Yes, Viv! God made you the way you are, and you are beautiful and perfect in God’s eyes. Love yourself as God does love you, as His/Her precious and beloved child. Thank you for sharing your story.I know it will help others who continue to feel guilt for something that is innate, and the way God made them, and you. May God bless and keep you! Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing August 1, 2012 at 10:52 pm Viv–you may be interested in this program at EDS. If only all of us could be there for this program : see http://eds.edu/events/intersextransgendertheologiesThis will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Harry Coverston says: V. Tupper Morehead, MD, MDiv, TSSF says: Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 August 1, 2012 at 10:29 pm “If you find yourself feeling any attraction to someone of the same sex, or have any questions about your gender identity,” he warned, “stay away from ministry; it doesn’t need you. Until you take care of it, you’re a liability.”I find all the indefinite pronouns here very interesting. “It” doesn’t need you. What might that be? Until you take care of “it” you’re a liability. Take care of what? And what might that mean? And a liability to what?The worst part is that preachers and theologians make these kind of supposedly self-evident assertions all the time and no one calls them on it. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

New abuse allegations against the late Bishop George Bell are…

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Tags Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing 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 Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Jan 24, 2019 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] An independent inquiry carried out by a senior ecclesiastical lawyer has ruled that fresh allegations against the late Bishop George Bell are “unfounded.”  Bell, the former bishop of Chichester, was described Jan. 24 by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby as a “highly esteemed bishop who died over 60 years ago.” Welby apologized for the way the church handled allegations against  Bell, which were first made public in October 2015.Read the entire article here. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC New abuse allegations against the late Bishop George Bell are ‘unfounded,’ inquiry finds Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

Carlos Spencer through the legs pass

first_imgThursday Apr 5, 2007 Carlos Spencer through the legs pass Here’s a great moment from the 2003 World Cup when King Carlos Spencer flicked the ball through his legs to create a try for Joe Rokocoko against the Springboks. Looks simple, but that’s because of the quality of the player. Most guys wouldn’t be brave enough to try that in a match, and if they did and they failed, they’d be shot. Not Carlos. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill If You Do This (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Slow Comeback for US Beef Industry

first_img Previous articleEngine Experts Talk EthanolNext articleSenators Urge USTR to Seek Ag Agreement with Japan in TPP Talks Gary Truitt Hurt also said the following would be hindrances to expansion:* Retaining heifers to replace breeding cows is expensive for producers.* Beef producers have struggled through a long period of narrow margins, so it will take a longer time of profitability to restore their confidence. Slow Comeback for US Beef Industry SHARE Facebook Twitter Listen to Hurt talk about the beef industry (Podcast). High beef prices are expected to reduce export demand, and beef will have some strong consumer competition from higher pork, turkey and chicken supplies. “However, low beef supplies will dominate these drivers and likely push cattle prices to another record year,” Hurt said. “Finished cattle prices are expected to average about $135 per live hundredweight in 2014, exceeding the previous record high near $126 in 2013.” Hurt said two main factors are driving increased beef profit potential. The first is that small herd numbers have kept beef supplies low. The second is that U.S. corn, soybean and forage crops returned to more normal yield levels, bringing with them more abundant feed and lower feed prices. The combination has resulted in record-high prices for fed cattle and calves this winter. Home News Feed Slow Comeback for US Beef Industrycenter_img By Gary Truitt – Feb 23, 2014 Facebook Twitter * Drought still has its grasp on large areas of beef-production regions. But even with the challenges, Hurt said there seems to be plenty of expansion incentives over the next few years.”The price outlook is extremely favorable for 2014 to 2016 for the beef industry,” he said. “Beef supplies this year are expected to be down 5 percent, while domestic demand is expected to remain positive.” While the USDA’s most recent cattle inventory report showed that the number of replacement heifers held back for breeding is up about 2 percent, that increase isn’t likely enough to grow beef cow numbers this year. Whether the national beef herd grows or declines in the coming months and years will depend, in large part, on cow slaughter numbers, Hurt said. “Some cow/calf operations will see 2014 as the golden opportunity to get out with record-high cow prices,” he said. “But the greater tendency will be for producers to hold on to the cows for the profitable opportunities that are expected over the next three or more years.” Recent record-high cattle prices and lower feed costs could offer producers the profit incentives they need to start expanding their herds after U.S. beef cattle numbers at the start of this year reached their lowest point since 1951, Purdue Extension agricultural economistChris Hurt says The nation’s beef cattle herd has been declining for many years, with the most recent phase beginning in 2007 when high feed prices led to large financial losses for producers. Since that time, major beef-production areas also have been dealing with drought. But if lower feed costs and high cattle prices hold steady, producers could start to slowly grow their operations. “While the incentives have turned positive, they have not been in place long enough for the industry to begin registering signs of expansion according to U.S. Department of Agriculture numbers,” Hurt said. “The rebuilding of the beef herd is expected to take multiple years.” SHARElast_img read more

Chinese methods rub off on Greece as journalists barred from Acropolis for Olympic flame’s arrival

first_img Help by sharing this information March 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chinese methods rub off on Greece as journalists barred from Acropolis for Olympic flame’s arrival ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the Hellenic Olympic Committee’s decision to deny journalists access to the Acropolis in Athens when relay runners arrived there yesterday with the Olympic flame for an overnight stop. “The media have never been excluded from the Acropolis in this fashion before,” the press freedom organisation said. “Even accredited journalists were unable to cover the Olympic flame’s arrival. The only footage of the event was to be provided by the Hellenic Olympic Committee. Chinese methods are rubbing off on Greece. It was probably the Chinese authorities who persuaded their Greek counterparts to act in this way. It is very regrettable.” The flame, which was lit on 24 March in Olympia, is due to be handed over to Chinese officials at a ceremony in Athens today. A petition accusing the city authorities of “aligning with totalitarian China” has been signed by some 50 leading members of the Greek left, including many journalists, since 27 March. The foreign press association in Greece and the Greek Union of Photographers said they were going to protest against this “censorship.” News April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Newscenter_img News March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China to go further News RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Organisation last_img read more

Law to punish “discrediting Belarus” becomes law on 30 December

first_img News December 28, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Law to punish “discrediting Belarus” becomes law on 30 December June 2, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders condemned a new law due to come into effect on 30 December 2005 that will punish “discrediting Belarus abroad”, three months before the presidential elections on 19 March 2006.President Alexander Lukashenko put his signature to the new amendments on 15 December, a week after the law was passed by parliament’s upper house. Members of the lower house of parliament unanimously voted for the new law on 2 December.Journalists, as well as candidates for the presidential elections, come under the reach of the new law.Parliament brought forward the date of presidential elections, originally scheduled for July 2006.——6 December 2005Threat of prison against journalists who discredit the government read in russianReporters Without Borders expressed concern after parliament adopted a new law on 2 December imposing heavy prison sentences of up to three years on any citizen discrediting Belarus abroad.Head of the Belarus KGB, Stepan Sukhorenko, confirmed that the law would also apply to Belarus journalists working for international media or organisations as well as to foreign journalists. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News to go further Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en “The adoption of these new amendments deals a deadly blow to a press that is already suffering severe tyranny. The vague wording of this law makes any critical action illegal and liable to disproportionate sentences,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“The Minsk authorities are prepared to do anything to gag the slightest dissident voice, whether it comes from Belarus citizens or local and foreign journalists. “The press will be well and truly gagged and this blow will leave the field clear for the government press, with just a few months to go before presidential elections,” said Reporters Without Borders.Members of the lower house of parliament voted for the law at its first reading on 25 November, by 94 to 1. They officially approved it at the second reading, on 2 December, by 97 votes to 4.Stepan Sukhorenko specified after the vote that foreign journalists who attempted to infringe the law would immediately be deported to their own countries and told Belarus journalists to observe the new amendments, advising them to “read the law and reflect on it”.The law lays down, among other things, that anyone joining an unregistered or banned political party will be liable to up to two years in prison and people gathering to “take part in street demonstrations”, up to three years.Supplying a foreign state or international organisations with “false information on the country’s political, economic, social or military situation” or “urging a state or organisation to act to the detriment of the authorities” would be liable for up to three years in prison.Independent Belarus analyst, Sergey Balykin, pointed out that the new amendments bore a striking resemblance to “Article 67 of the criminal code of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Byelorussia of 1961” entitled “Anti-Soviet campaigns and propaganda”. Violation of this law put the offender at risk of a sentence from six months to seven years in prison for “defaming the Soviet system”.Stepan Sukhorenko said however that he considered this law vital to avert popular uprisings and to prevent “destructive forces” from using the presidential campaign “to take power and change the constitutional regime”, as happened in Georgia (2003), in Ukraine (2004) and in Kyrgyzstan (2005).The upper chamber of parliament will vote on the law on 8 December. One approved, it could quickly come into force after being signed by President Alexander Lukashenko. RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public”last_img read more

Police investigating highway motorcycle crash

first_img Facebook The Odessa Police Department responded to a major crash involving a motorcycle this afternoon, according to an OPD news release.OPD and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the crash around 4:17 p.m. Monday at 48th Street and Andrews Highway, the release detailed.Investigation revealed a truck hit a motorcycle and fled the scene without meeting necessary legal requirements, the release stated.The motorcyclist was transported to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries, the release said.Police are encouraging motorists to avoid the intersection of 48th Street and Andrews Highway and use alternative routes until further advised. WhatsApp Pinterest Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends By admin – January 8, 2018 Southern Style Potato SaladTexas Fried ChickenFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Home Local News Crime Police investigating highway motorcycle crash Twitter Police searching for man connected to hit and run Facebook Twitter Local NewsCrime Police investigating highway motorcycle crash Previous articlePolice searching for person of interestNext articleMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Sammy Allen records rare triple-double as UTPB rolls over Arlington Baptist admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

Delhi University Exams : After Delhi HC Nudge, DU Says It Will Start Final Year Exam Schedule From July 27, OBE From August 10

first_imgTop StoriesDelhi University Exams : After Delhi HC Nudge, DU Says It Will Start Final Year Exam Schedule From July 27, OBE From August 10 Karan Tripathi14 July 2020 2:13 AMShare This – xTaking note of the anxieties of the students, the Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the DU to expedite the conduct of the examinations.It observed that the delay in conducting the exams will adversely affect the career possibilities of the students.A bench comprising Justices Subramonium Prasad and Hima Kohli was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the exam schedules of…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?LoginTaking note of the anxieties of the students, the Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the DU to expedite the conduct of the examinations.It observed that the delay in conducting the exams will adversely affect the career possibilities of the students.A bench comprising Justices Subramonium Prasad and Hima Kohli was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the exam schedules of the University.During the hearing, the Court asked the DU , “Why is your exam schedules starting from mid August?Earlier you were ready on July 01”.The bench urged the DU to compress the timelines, and try to advance dates set for mocks, actual exams, declaration of results and conducting the physical exams.Following the suggestions from the bench, Professor Vinay Gupta, Dean of Exams, who was present via video conferencing, suggested that first mock test can be conducted from 27-29 July, and that the second mocks can be conducted from 1-4 Aug.The purpose of mock exams is to make the students familiar with the process, he explained. ‘We can also advance the final exams by 8 days and commence the same from Aug 10’, Prof Gupta said. The Court recorded the submissions of the University that it is agreeable to commence the exam schedule for final year students on July 27 and to start the Open Book Exams from August 10 and finish it by August 31.It will later submit an affidavit stating fresh date for declaration of results and conducting physical exams.The Court has granted time till July 17 to DU to submit an affidavit stating a fresh date for declaration of results for online exams as well as for conducting the physical exams. The matter will be next heard on July 22.The Court noted that as per DU’s proposal, the entire process of examination ends on September 8. “Why is it still September 2? It should be earlier”, the bench remarked.The Court has also asked the DU to try to advance the evaluation schedule, which, as stated by it, will commence from October 1.”We’re only trying to make you understand the anxiety of the students”, the court said. The bench also clarified that Court it will not interfere with the University’s decision to adopt a particular mode of conducting the exams, whether online or offline. ‘That issue is not in contention in the matters which are placed before us’, court said.Accordingly, the petition challenging OBE was remitted to the single bench.A Taxing Process .The DU stated that the postponement of the exam schedule is due to lack of technical prowess and inadequate experience of students in handling the online exams. It told the court that this year, a total of 80,0000 final year students from various branches and colleges will be attending online exams for UG Courses alone and out of these, about 95% of students have submitted their forms for online exams. The remaining students have been given the time until 25th July to submit forms for the examinations, submitted by the DU The verification of the identities of the students is also a huge task, asserted by the DU.’We are taking this much time for organizing physical exams as time would required for preparing venues, sanitizing the same , arranging the answer sheets, etc’, stated the DUDelay will affect the career choices of the students.The Court observed that, “Students can’t be kept on hold, the more you delay the more career choices are reduced” .The Court further asked the DU to consider the issue from the point of view of the students and prepare shorter timelines for the conduct of the exams.   Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Donor to match Johnson Center’s fundraising efforts

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen “The incentives include special pricing on trips offered through the Johnson Center,” Pritchett said. “The European trip that will be led by Pam Smith only has two places still available. We have weekend trips planned and day trips. There will also be special pricing for members at events sponsored by the Johnson Center.”Annual memberships to the Johnson Center for the Arts range in price from $30 to $5,000 with increasing incentives at each level.“With the $5,000 platinum memberships, the member has the opportunity to be the sole sponsor of one of our events or exhibits,” Pritchett said. “Troy Bank and Trust is a platinum member and will sponsor our Wildlife Art of Pike County exhibit this fall. The competition is a juried art competition for students in grades K through 12. The competition has been extended to include schools in Crenshaw and Coffee counties.”Pritchett said state and local funding helps keep the doors of the Johnson Center arts complex open. This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pritchett said memberships are the lifeblood of the Johnson Center.“We are an admission-free cultural arts center and our memberships are what keep us going,” she said. “When I was at the Bill Bates Leadership Institute last week, I was talking with the director of the cultural arts center in Gadsden. He was amazed that we don’t charge admission to the Johnson Center. He said, ‘You can’t do that. You can’t make it that way.’ But we have made it that way and we plan to keep making it that way. Our board members are committed to an admission-free arts center. But, it’s impossible to do without the support of our community.”Memberships are the largest fundraiser for the Johnson Center and to further encourage individual and business/corporate memberships, incentives are being offered at different levels. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Johnson Center for the Arts’ annual membership drive is heading into the final stretch with a $10,000 prize when the finish line is crossed on Sept. 30.Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director, said the goal for the 2015-2016 membership drive is $10,000 and an anonymous donor will match that amount if the goal is reached.“By reaching our membership drive goal of $10,000 that amount will be doubled by the generosity of one of our donors,” Pritchett said. “We are so excited and so appreciative of that expression of generosity but, first, we have a membership goal to meet and we are confident that our goal will be met.” Latest Stories By Secrets Revealed Email the author “In addition to the Johnson Center for the Arts, we have The Studio and the Annex, which were both donated to the Troy-Pike Cultural Art Center,” she said. “We own and maintain all three facilities and there is a good amount of cost involved.“We receive funding from the City of Troy, the Pike County Commission and the City of Brundidge which helps pay salaries, utilities and insurance. We get grant funding from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in support of our exhibits and programs.“We appreciate all of the support and could not continue to operate without it. This support, coupled with the memberships, keeps the doors of the Johnson Center open admission free.“More than 10,000 students have come to the Johnson Center without it costing them a dime. We want to keep them coming and we can do that with the community’s support of our membership drive.”Pritchett expressed appreciation to the Alabama State Legislature for its support of the arts statewide by providing funds for arts programs.To become a member of the Johnson Center for the Arts, visit the arts center at 300 East Walnut Street in Troy. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call, 334-670-2287. 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