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11% dividend yields! Why I’d buy these UK shares for my ISA today

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Roland Head | Monday, 9th November, 2020 | More on: IMB MNG 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 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. Today, I’m going to discuss two UK shares which are currently expected to provide an 11% dividend yield this year. That’s an 11% cash return to shareholders on the current share price.As a rule, I’m cautious about such high dividend yields. Very often, they turn out to be unsustainable. Even worse, they sometimes serve as a warning of more serious problems to come.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…I don’t think that’s true here. In fact, I already own one of these UK shares in my Stocks and Shares ISA and would be quite happy to buy the other.A cash cow?My first pick is FTSE 100 firm Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB). Better known by its former name of Imperial Tobacco, this company is one of the world’s larger cigarette makers.Of course, smoking isn’t exactly a growth industry these days. Imperial’s performance has stagnated in recent years and the group’s vaping product, blu, has been less successful than hoped.However, there’s some good news, which is why I hold this UK share in my ISA portfolio.Firstly, Imperial remains highly profitable. The group’s tobacco sales generate an underlying operating profit margin of around 38%, excluding duty payments.More importantly for my 11% dividend yield, cash generation is strong. Producing cigarettes and cigars doesn’t require much in the way of capital investment or R&D. This means Imperial’s profits are converted reliably into surplus cash, which can be used for dividends.For example, my sums show that last year’s operating profit of £2,197m converted into free cash flow of £2,206m. To put that in context, I expect this year’s dividend to cost about £1,325m.Too cheap to ignore?There are a couple of other bits of positive news too, in my view. The sale of the group’s premium cigar business has just completed. Over time, this will provide cash proceeds of €1.1bn to reduce debt.Secondly, the firm has a new chief executive, Stefan Bomhard. He’s taking an active approach to stabilising the business and finding ways to return to growth.Right now, the stock trades on just five times forecast earnings, hence the enormous 11% forecast yield. My sums show that this payout should continue to be supported by the company’s cash flow. Although there are risks, I think the shares offer great value at this level and I’d be happy to buy more.An overlooked UK share with an 11% yieldThe second stock I’m going to look at is asset manager M&G (LSE: MNG). This business was only recently separated from its former parent Prudential but has already earned a place in the FTSE 100.Most of M&G’s assets are in the UK. Like Imperial, it’s a mature business that’s not growing very quickly. But M&G’s operations do appear to generate plenty of cash, even in difficult markets like we’ve seen this year.The company’s recent half-year results showed capital generation of £202m and an operating profit of £309m. Both these numbers suggest to me that M&G’s interim dividend of £155m (6p per share) is comfortably affordable.As things stand, M&G is expected to pay a total dividend of 17.9p per share for 2020. That gives the shares a forecast yield of 11%. I’d be happy to buy this UK share for my portfolio. Roland Head owns shares of Imperial Brands. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands and Prudential. 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. 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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on news from Standing Rock

first_img Dakota Access Pipeline, Beth Ramsay says: December 6, 2016 at 12:01 am What would Jesus do? Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI M. J. Wise says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rector Shreveport, LA December 5, 2016 at 7:25 pm Proud to be Episcopalian. Thank you, Bishop Curry. Thank you. Comments navigation Newer comments December 5, 2016 at 7:11 pm i believe we are called to be good stewards of the earth. Thank you Bishop Curry for showing us the way. December 5, 2016 at 8:51 pm This is the main reason I am disappointed with the Episcopalian church. PB Curry is expressing his views and not those of us who do not agree. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ December 5, 2016 at 5:19 pm We should be proud of him! What bold leadership. Wanda Valentine says: 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 M. Shelton says: Ronald Davin says: December 5, 2016 at 5:25 pm Amen! December 5, 2016 at 5:27 pm Truth and Justice? Will Smith says: Tags Kathleen says: 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 December 5, 2016 at 5:24 pm Obviously not political. Standing for God’s Creation and the People. December 5, 2016 at 10:28 pm Whether I agree or disagree with the position taken, the church must reclaim its rightful place as city, community, national voice on issues vital to the people. Maybe not from the Sunday pulpit, but on the Monday street corner. Who has a better right? Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL T. Townsend says: Joni Yon says: December 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm Would you say the same of Niemöller? Did not Christ challenge authority when corrupt? Associate Rector Columbus, GA December 5, 2016 at 5:42 pm Please refer to him with politeness using a proper title. You may not agree with him, but this gentle man is the leader of a church denomination and deserves to referred to by Bishop Curry.As for his statement, it’s all about respect for all and the good stewardship of all that has been given to us. Rector Knoxville, TN Nancy Studebaker says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA December 5, 2016 at 7:21 pm Thank you, Bishop Curry. You make me proud to call myself an Episcopalian! Les Smith says: December 5, 2016 at 10:47 pm Defense of basic human rights is not political. It is a moral obligation. Rebecca C. Cawley says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Katharine Flowers says: Comments navigation Newer comments Indigenous Ministries, December 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm AMEN! December 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm Some of the negative comments here are both astounding and disappointing. I think this is the time when we all must stand up and be counted. I am glad that he is leading by example in this way. December 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm Thank you Bishop, and we stand with you as this process unfolds. Our church has stood with the Sioux Nation since the 1800, and we will continue with God’s help where ever injustice strikes- this is the role of the church. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Elizabeth Baker says: December 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm One might read the Baptismal Covenant in the Book of Common Prayer, pp 304 ff…which does answer the question…we are to care also for the earth! December 6, 2016 at 3:01 am Fresh, untainted water isn’t a privilege, it’s a basic need for life, to survive. At what point do we STOP abusing the indigeneous peoples of this country, to do MORE to protect them? If the energy company had wanted to build a pipeline thru the middle of a white cemetary, there would be HELL to pay. I wish I could have been there! Rector Martinsville, VA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on news from Standing Rock Vicki Gray says: Margaret Lesh says: December 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm That’s a scientific question (as to what would “guarantee safe water”). Why would PB Curry even be expected to know that answer? He is a clergyman, not a scientist. Does he independently evaluate the environmental performance of each aircraft he climbs on before he decides to ride it? I rather doubt that. So what expertise does he bring to bear here? He is ultimately just weighing in politically. It’s a shame really, I had hoped we would return to the Jesus movement with him in the lead, instead it appears that we just got another term of leftist politics du jour. December 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm You mean like Jesus? Thea Brown says: December 7, 2016 at 2:42 am Speaking out to save all of creation is a solemn responsibility of religious leaders. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing December 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm I am an aetheist and I applaud the Bishop. This is not a political issue nor is it a religious issue, it is an issue of the survival of the human race and of the planet. He has a right, so long as he isn´t pushing his religion on me, to use whatever platform he may have for the benefit of the human race. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: December 7, 2016 at 7:57 pm Probably make coffee for the police who were brought out there. He never lead a disobedience campaign against Rome. Michael Gillulm says: December 5, 2016 at 5:09 pm Someone should let the PB know that there is a major administration change not even 2 months away. Do you really think ACE is going to sit on this for 18 months? I refuse to believe he is so naive.This is at its core a political dispute, and I am troubled by the PB’s willingness to paint one side as possessing unvarnished virtue and the other side as encapsulating total villainy. For a church that pride itself as holding scripture, tradition, and reason with equal regard, this PB appears to only have two colors of crayons to work with. Kim Shelver says: Katharine Flowers says: December 6, 2016 at 8:01 pm Sir, by your logic, Dr. Martin Luther King, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer had no business getting involved in politics. That position is, frankly, ludicrous. December 5, 2016 at 8:26 pm Recognizing the holiness in all peoples; may we never ask anything less of our faith leaders.So grateful for this bishop! Rob Neville says: Comments are closed. December 5, 2016 at 5:17 pm I don’t think Bishop Curry is naive at all. He pointed out that there are, as he put it, mighty tasks that lie ahead. The fight isn’t over here, nor is it over on multiple fronts. I stand with him in celebration, and with a vigilant eye to the future. December 5, 2016 at 8:50 pm Thank you so very much PB Curry. This is truly a gift from God! Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ronald Davin says: December 5, 2016 at 6:37 pm To the people of Illinois in need of the light crude oil – tough luck indicates the P.B.To the people of the United States in need of becoming energy independent – tough luck indicates the P.B.To the police seeing that vandalism be kept to a minimum, the P.B. does not see the damaged expensivevehicles. Tough luckTo the people of the area communities who had to pay in their taxes for the law enforcement deployment Tough luckTo the World War 2 veterans whose Monument in Washington DC was defaced by supporters of this movement. Tough Luck you think anyone cares ? Our Episcopal Church Anything but fair or balanced.Finally for the deputy sheriff who was fired on 3 times with a 38 pistol, Tough luck Rob Neville says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET December 5, 2016 at 9:58 pm This is at it’s core not a political issue outside of the fact that all human endeavors are political. This is a human justice issue. This is Moses telling Pharaoh let my people go. This is those in power speaking for those without power. This is about a nation which continues to commit crimes against the indigenous people of this land and saying no more. This is the job of all Christians to stand up for the oppressed and as the leader of the Episcopal Church in this country this is very much his role. Speaking out against greed is what the one whom we follow did and this is an issue of greed. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Jack Hanstein says: Mike Clark says: Jean Paveglio says: Priscilla Johnstone says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC December 6, 2016 at 12:33 am Amen December 5, 2016 at 5:42 pm No, good and evil. One side he has declared good, and the other side he has declared to be evil. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel December 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm To understand why some respond with anger read J. D. Vance’s HILLBILLY ELEGY. That book is a great help in understanding a sizable portion of our population and knowing how to respond to them. December 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm Proud of our church and our PB that stood with Native Americans who have been and in this case clearly were disenfranchised by the powers of influence and money. Easy to overlook and ignore the people of Flint and the Standing Rock people: Not in my backyard, not my problem. Glad that we are following the Jesus movement by speaking out, supporting, praying, feeding the dispossessed and that we are also inviting a more peaceful and enlightened response by those in power. December 5, 2016 at 11:11 pm Thank you, Bishop Curry, for all that you do. I have admired you from the first day you arrived at St. Michael’s in Raleigh, NC, years ago. Michael Gillulm says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Marybeth Wright says: December 21, 2016 at 5:02 pm Where do you think the electricity comes from that powers electric vehicles? The electricity has to be generated from some source, most likely coal or natural gas or hydroelectric power. BTW, please don’t use your a/c in the summer as it creates a large carbon footprint, and also take mass transit rather than using a car. December 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm Thank you and Bless you PB Curry for speaking out to protect God’s water, His earth, and His people! Your advocacy and support is appreciated. I too stand and celebrate for Standing Rock. December 5, 2016 at 11:55 pm Water is sacred, and whether you are atheist, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Indian you should speak out about clean water for every living person. Please , everyone, join in the fight for clean water for all, including Flint, Mich., Africa, Mexico, etc. December 6, 2016 at 8:07 pm Amen! Really proud that he is my Bishop! Cn. Shirley M. Watts says: Rector Belleville, IL December 5, 2016 at 9:08 pm thank you – and ignore the trolls. protecting water supplies and sacred ground are human issues that were politicized for the sake of profit. who amongst those angry at your stance would accept poisoned water or a pipeline through their ancestors’ burial places? December 5, 2016 at 5:05 pm As a citizen, PB Curry has every right to speak his mind. As the leader of the Episcopal Church, he has the duty to advocate for justice, economic and otherwise. As our founder said, “As you do unto the least of these….” December 6, 2016 at 12:34 am I’m with the PB. He lifts me up. Grateful to have his lead to follow. December 6, 2016 at 11:34 pm Me too! I’m proud! M. J. Wise says: Sandy Cooke says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Jean Dowell says: Barbara Harber says: normandie Shirley says: 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 Ronald Sommer says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, Comments (57) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Lori Ramsey says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis December 6, 2016 at 10:19 am I have applauded presiding Bishop Curry’s leadership in the past. It seems that he is followed the model of ABC Welty in evangelism, prayer, and reconciliation. Now it seems that he has left the preaching of the gospel, caring for the diocese, and looking after the church to support a shallow political, Partisan effort to disrupt the flow of progress in this country. Paul said, Romans 8:20-22For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hopethat the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.That it will take the work of God to restore creation. There are millions of places in this world that need redemption and restoration. Surely, our esteemed presiding Bishop can find children to be educated, fed, nourished with the gospel of Christ where he could take his magnetic personality to ensure that they will be Christians, followers of Christ, for a lifetime. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 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 Alan Justice says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET John Bennett says: Featured Events Suzanne Kerr Laborda says: Lewis E Myrick says: December 6, 2016 at 1:58 am I’d hazard a guess that this is only because you disagree with him Douglas Carpenter says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ronald Bice says: Carla Burzyk says: Mary Hennessy says: December 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm Curry has no business in politics, and this is completely political. December 5, 2016 at 9:07 pm Excellent demonstration by PB Curry of one of the Five Marks of Mission, which are derived from our baptismal covenant…To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth. Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Angelique Bolling says: December 5, 2016 at 8:34 pm I strongly believe the PB should speak out against injustice however there isn’t any in this situation. There is only the post-truth promulgated by social media, news media, and people who are jumping on the most recent bandwagon. As a North Dakotan, I know the facts that aren’t being considered or are being ignored. Ignoring or distorting facts is widespread in this country. Please take the time to ask critical thinking questions such as why are tires being burned polluting the air for the sake of clean water, who really benefits from this protest, what efforts were made to ensure the pipeline is safe, why didn’t the tribal leaders take advantage of the numerous opportunities to avoid this situation, and on and on. There is too much real injustice in the world that needs to be focused on and that is where we can truly make a positive difference. Rector Pittsburgh, PA December 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm Seriously? Bp Curry has every right/moral obligation to respond to any injustice he witnesses. I am so proud that he is the Bishop of my church! Joyce Butler says: Submit a Press Release December 6, 2016 at 12:42 am With love and respect, thank you, Michael. December 5, 2016 at 5:08 pm Guaranteeing safe water, and respecting our neighbors and our original hosts on this continent is political? Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted Dec 5, 2016 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Lilly Duncan says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA December 5, 2016 at 5:06 pm How is acting as a good steward of the Earth political? That is entirely within the realm of the Episcopal mission. December 5, 2016 at 9:04 pm And thank God for Michael Curry and the Episcopal Church. We stand above ignorance. Jane Maslanka says: max stewart says: Linda Light says: Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued the following statement on the news concerning the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation:This morning, the sun ascended over the Great Plains of our nation, and hope truly dawned anew.After months of courageously and peacefully working to prevent the laying of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which posed potential danger to the water supply of the people of the Sioux Nation and transgressed their sacred burial grounds, the water protectors on Standing Rock have won a notable victory. Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their decision to deny an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction across the sacred land and water of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and this long-awaited announcement is cause for joyful celebration and thanks.On behalf of the Episcopal Church, I offer my gratitude to President Barack Obama and his Administration for championing the rights of the indigenous peoples of the United States. We applaud the decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny the pipeline permit under Lake Oahe. I personally offer thanks to all those who have worked to amplify the voices of the people at Standing Rock, calling our attention to historic wrongs and injustices, and urging us all to consider a new vision for how we might love God, love each other and love creation.I am grateful and humbled by the water protectors of Standing Rock, whose faithful witness, serves as an example of moral courage, spiritual integrity, and genuine concern for the entire human family and God’s creation. I am equally appreciative of the sacrifice and example of the military veterans, interfaith clergy and trauma chaplains who accompanied the Water Protectors during critical moments of the struggle.Our whole church should offer special thanksgiving to Father John Floberg of the Diocese of North Dakota for effectively organizing Episcopalians and other people of faith in this effort, and to clergy and lay people who committed themselves to standing with the water protectors – both physically and in spirit.Even as our Church celebrates this historic announcement, we must also look to the mighty tasks that lay ahead. In the next eighteen months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct an Environmental Impact Statement to explore alternative routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline. We ask that the assessment involve extensive consultation with affected populations, and that any plan going forward honor treaty obligations with the Standing Rock Sioux. We will also continue to urge the current and incoming presidential administration to launch a thorough Department of Justice investigation into the use of brutal force by law enforcement on Standing Rock. Our work is not over, and the Episcopal Church has a critical role to play in ensuring a just and humane outcome is fully realized.We recognize that this struggle for the protection of water and of the basic human rights of indigenous people is one moment in a wider movement for social and environmental justice. May we in this way bear true witness to the words of the holy prophet Micah, who said:“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of youbut to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)The Most Rev. Michael B. CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church Rector Tampa, FL December 5, 2016 at 10:06 pm To the people of Illinois: If you think this pipeline was for your benefit you are sorely mistaken. This is so the companies that want to refine the oil can bring it to market and the refineries cheaper so they can make more profit. Your gas bills won’t drop one dime. Oil prices are global not local. This is a power play by those who already have more than they could ever need or want taking more and getting the poor to fight the poor to protect their profits. If we want energy independence we need to ween ourselves off of this product not produce more – Alternative energy – electric vehicles have all been fought against by the energy industry because oil is profit intensive. They get tax write offs too in the way of oil depletion allowances. The people of Bismark got to say no to the pipeline why not the Sioux? I don’t know could it be racism? Irene COwley says: December 6, 2016 at 12:23 am Bishop Curry,You ask that there be extensive consultation and decisions made in the future for the pipeline be in keeping with the current Treaties. It’s pretty difficult to consult with someone who won’t show up to the talks.Did you read any of the minutes from the court proceedings related to any of the 369 opportunities to which the Sioux Nation were specifically invited to come and Be heard and for which they didn’t show up??? There were representatives from the court and the Corp of Engineers who even went to a meeting scheduled around tribal leadership meetings so as to be convenient for the tribal leaders to attend right at their own meeting location and the tribal leaders adjourned and would not even meet with the representatives. It’s pretty tough to consider someone’s input when they refuse over and over again to give input.The Sioux blew off the whole issue when they might have stopped this using appropriate channels. Hmmmmm… Appropriate channels would not bring the media attention that the protests did. The Sioux simply threw a giant tantrum when it was too late to go thru appropriate channels. It sure looks like they wanted a reason to cause a ruckus. Do you realize that the pipeline is NOT on their land and that their water source is being moved upstream from the pipeline? Do you understand that there are already pipelines under the Missouri River near this area?I understand that you need to support the North Dakota Epicopalians who chose to side with protestors. There are Episcopalians in the Corp of Engineers, too. The Corps didn’t fail in the impact research. The Sioux Tribe failed in their responsibility to provide feed back. Your statements imply that the Corps of Engineers did not do an honest job in their impact study and that they allowed treaty violations and destruction of burial grounds. That is untrue. It would be nice if you could also demonstrate by what you say that you have actually looked at both sides of an issue rather than saying statements that make you sound like you did not educate yourself about both sides of this issue. It would also be nice if you refrained from praising people who endangered others because they would rather make a ruckus than even attempt to use the channels in place. Had they used the channels in place, perhaps all the time and effort they spent protesting could have been put to a constructive use. It’s 2016 and these were adults who needed to show up and express their concerns like adults when opportunity was available before resorting to aggressive behavior and trespassing. Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing M. J. Wise says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Michael Gilkum says: Standing Rock last_img read more

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Football Foundation grants £246,128 to Crime Concern Trust

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Crime Concern Trust Ltd has been awarded a grant of £246,128 from the Football Foundation, the UK’s largest sports charity, to implement the Kings Norton Positive Futures multi-sport and social inclusion programme on three estates in the Birmginham area. The project is receiving further funding from New Deal For Communities.The programme will increase young people’s knowledge on the risks of obesity while emphasising the positive elements intaking part in regular exercise, as well as providing the opportunity to gain sporting qualifications such as FA Level 1 and 2 coaching, Community Sports Leader Awards (CSLA), Young Leaders Awards, first aid, child protection and risk assessment.Although focusing on football, other activities such as dance, basketball and extreme sports will be included as well as the chance to compete in regular tournaments, local leagues and inter area competitions.Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “Football is proactively strengthening communities in truly amazing ways. It is thanks to the investment by the Premier League, The FA and the Government that the Football Foundation exists to support projects like Kings Norton Positive Futures.”www.footballfoundation.org.uk Tagged with: Funding Football Foundation grants £246,128 to Crime Concern Trust The Football Foundationcenter_img Howard Lake | 11 March 2008 | News  78 total views,  4 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.last_img read more

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UNICEF UK chosen as first charity partner for Creative Tap Award

first_img 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. UNICEF UK chosen as first charity partner for Creative Tap Award Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital  18 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 Howard Lake | 14 June 2010 | News Children’s charity UNICEF UK has been selected as the first charity partner to benefit from a new creative digital award scheme, the Creative Tap.The Creative Tap Award, established by digital charity specialists Baigent Digital, invites design students to design a concept in response to a digital brief set by a chosen charity. The winning entry is given back to the charity for possible implementation, benefiting both the charity and the student who is awarded an internship with Baigent Digital.As the chosen charity for Creative Tap 2010, UNICEF UK will have an involvement in writing the brief, contributing to the judging panel and ultimately, receiving the winning creative concept for their use.Steven Ramsay, Creative Director of Baigent Digital and one of the judges of the award scheme, said: “We’re really excited that UNICEF UK has become Creative Tap’s charity partner this year. This is unique not just for students but for the charity sector in showcasing new creative innovation. This can only benefit and push the boundaries for the charity partner of Creative Tap and set the benchmark for digital design in the third sector as a whole.”www.baigent.netlast_img read more

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Court rules that Flemish monthly’s cartoon defamed Belgian industrialist

first_img Organisation Follow the news on Belgium News Receive email alerts to go further Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News May 26, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court rules that Flemish monthly’s cartoon defamed Belgian industrialist BelgiumEurope – Central Asia December 2, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img RSF_en Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more News BelgiumEurope – Central Asia November 23, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders condemns a Brussels court’s decision ordering the Flemish-language monthly MO Magazine to pay Belgian industrialist Georges Forrest 1 euro in symbolic damages because of a cover cartoon showing him in the kind of leopard-skin hat worn by the late Zairean dictator Mobuto Sese-Seko and an accompanying headline saying “Georges Forrest: Congo’s king of copper.”The cover appeared on the March 2006 issue, which had a story by investigative reporter John Vandaele about the Democratic Republic of Congo (as Zaire is now called) entitled “Congo wastes the family jewels.” It analysed the country’s economic difficulties and the impact of several major contracts it signed with Forrest and other industrialists prior to the 2006 elections.Forrest sued Vandaele and MO Magazine for 100,000 euros, reducing the amount of damages a few weeks later to 50,000 euros.In a decision handed down on 25 April, the court rejected the lawsuit against Vandaele, ruling that he respected journalistic ethics. But it ordered Wereldmediahuis, the company that publishes MO Magazine, to pay 1 euro in damages because of the cartoon on the grounds that it was “pointlessly damaging, insulting and defamatory.”“By convicting MO Magazine because of a cartoon, the court has set a disturbing precedent that Forrest or others could use in the future to sue anyone because of criticism they considered insulting or defamatory,” Reporters Without Borders said.“By definition, a cartoon is provocative and exaggerated, but it is a form of journalism that must with protected with the same determination and vigilance as any other form of expression,” the press freedom organisation added. RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive last_img read more

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Pasadena-Based Red Hen Press Acquires Award-Winning British Publisher

first_img Top of the News HerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Red Hen Press, the largest independent press in Los Angeles, recently acquired the rights and catalog of Pighog, an award-winning publisher from the United Kingdom. Founded in 2002 by John Davies, Pighog has since published over 50 books and anthologies of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from regional, national and international voices.They have been shortlisted for the prestigious Michael Marks Publishers’ Award in 2012 and 2013. Several of their books have been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Pamphlet Award including Charlotte Gann’s The Long Woman in 2012 and Sarah Jackson’s Milk in 2008. They have also won a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice Award for Lorna Thorpe’s Dancing to Motown.With this recent acquisition, Red Hen will adopt titles from Pighog as their latest imprint, which will focus on writings from UK authors. The merger comes complete with ISBN list and stock and a superb roster of authors.With over a thousand Twitter followers and Facebook fans, Pighog has established themselves as a powerhouse that succeeded in representing local and up-and-coming talent. Red Hen Press hopes to continue this tradition of publishing high quality work and aims to spread Pighog’s reach to a more international audience.Red Hen Press was founded in 1994 by Kate Gale and Mark E. Cull. Each year, the Press publishes roughly twenty titles a year of fiction, poetry, and literary non-fiction by authors both emerging and established. In addition, Red Hen has established itself as a significant cultural presence in Southern California and beyond through diverse public programs: Writing in the Schools, started in 2003, which conducts writing workshops for over 250 low-income, K-12 students each school year; several ongoing reading series in New York City and greater Los Angeles; three literary awards conferring $5,000 to emerging writers annually; and the semi-annual publication of The Los Angeles Review, a literary journal.For more information, please call the Press at (626) 356-4760, or contact [email protected] faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Business: Retail News Pasadena-Based Red Hen Press Acquires Award-Winning British Publisher From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 31, 2014 | 5:13 pmcenter_img More Cool Stuff Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

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2016 Brought Largest Foreclosure Decline on Record

first_img 2016 Brought Largest Foreclosure Decline on Record Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post The foreclosure rate for 2016 had the largest improvement of any year since 2000, according to Black Knight Financial Services Inc.’s (BKFS) First Look at December.Only 0.95 percent of active mortgages at the end of 2016 were in some stage of the foreclosure process, which amounts to a year-over-year reduction of 30 percent in foreclosure rates. The month of December was down 3.30 percent from November’s foreclosure rate.“Throughout much of the past year, the rate of improvement in the nation’s active foreclosure inventory continued to pick up pace,” noted Ben Graboske, EVP for BKFS’ Data & Analytics division. “As strong performance of recent originations kept the influx of new problem loans very low from a historical perspective, the industry continued to work through older loans in active foreclosure still lingering—in most cases—from the crisis years. Together, these two factors contributed to increasing the rate of improvement in a trend that we’ve actually been seeing for several years now.”The elimination of problematic, high-risk loans, which dominated the mortgage lending market during the housing crisis of 2008, paved the way for newly structured loans which had a considerable lower level of risk and chance of default, which resulted in a lower overall foreclosure rate nationwide.The five states with the highest level of delinquencies and foreclosures as a percentage of the total amount of active loans in the state, also known as the non-current rate, were Mississippi, Louisiana, West Virginia, Alabama, and New Jersey. Mississippi was at the top of the list with a non-current percentage of 11.36, while New Jersey came in fifth at 7.79 percent.The percentage of loan delinquency rates which were past 30 days due but not yet in foreclosure was 4.42 percent in December, which represents a 0.91 percent decline from November and a 7.49 percent reduction from the previous year.The regulatory measures initiated by Dodd Frank regarding the issuance of loans, which are intended to stifle the production of high-risk loans, appear to be having the intended effect, so it is imperative that the new presidential administration carefully consider which aspects of Dodd-Frank can be rolled back without detrimentally affecting the housing market. About Author: Timothy McNally Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: 4 in a Row for Existing-Home Sales? Next: Court Deals a Blow to Fannie Mae Shareholder Hopes Delinquency Rates Home Foreclosures Mortgage Lending 2017-01-22 Timothy McNally Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago January 22, 2017 1,310 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / 2016 Brought Largest Foreclosure Decline on Record The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Delinquency Rates Home Foreclosures Mortgage Lendinglast_img read more

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Sherlyn Chopra Moves Bombay High Court Seeking Anticipatory Bail In Obscenity Case Over Adult Content

first_imgNews UpdatesSherlyn Chopra Moves Bombay High Court Seeking Anticipatory Bail In Obscenity Case Over Adult Content Sharmeen Hakim18 Feb 2021 9:39 AMShare This – xActor Sherlyn Chopra, charged with obscenity for publishing ‘adult content’ on free pornographic websites has approached the Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail. The application claims the content was meant for a subscription-based international portal and she is, in fact, a victim of piracy. “It is highly incompetent to expect a self-made woman to produce adult content for…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?LoginActor Sherlyn Chopra, charged with obscenity for publishing ‘adult content’ on free pornographic websites has approached the Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail. The application claims the content was meant for a subscription-based international portal and she is, in fact, a victim of piracy. “It is highly incompetent to expect a self-made woman to produce adult content for a select group of international subscribers and then publish the same content on free porn websites and other portals so as to make it easily and freely available for mass viewing,” Chopra, whose anticipatory bail was earlier rejected by a Sessions court, has said. Justice PD Naik has now posted the case for a hearing on Monday, after the prosecution made a statement that no coercive action would be taken against her till then. In his complaint, 67-year-old Madhukar Keni, a retired Customs and Central Excise officer approached the Cyber police, on October 31, 2020, with a pen drive and complaint against several adult content platforms. He alleged that when Chopra’s name was entered on a search engine, her obscene videos came on screen. Chopra was booked with 22 others by the Nodal Cyber Police in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai under sections 292 (obscenity), section 67 and 67A (transmitting sexually explicit material), of the Information Technology Act, 2008 and sections of the Indecent Representation of Women (Protection) Act, 1986, on November 6, 2020. In her anticipatory bail application, filed through advocate Charanjeet Chanderpal, Chopra has described herself as a business woman and an artiste. “The applicant is a self-made producer-actor and content creator who is in the business of creating a) films, short films, web-series for the Indian market and b) adult content for the international market via a subscription based global website, namely, onlyfans.com.” Chopra has said that she was never approached by the police to record her statement and in the current situation she is not an accused but a victim. Chopra says that she is a director in two companies and also creates content for another adult broadcasting company’s website. According to an article in the New York Times, the website has put adult entertainment in the hands of its entertainers or sex workers. “Call it the paywall of porn,” the article says. In her application, Chopra has said that the freely available porn site content being referred to in the FIR is all pirated, a violation of copyrights. She is only a content provider to the original platform. “The content provider provides it to the company which, in turn, under an agreement, provides its viewing to paid viewers. The infringers who have stolen these contents from the companies, provide the same freely on porn sites,” the application reads, adding, “no content provider directly or freely distributes.” Claiming to have made several complaints regarding infringers, Chopra says that the Cyber police as well as the complainant have ignored the piracy nexus. Alleging haste on the part of the police, Chopra says she was not given the “benefit of the doubt” by way of a “preliminary enquiry in a case which reeks of high level of piracy and copyright infringement.” Chopra says she has faced relentless harassment by infringers who download content from the subscription-based websites, remove the watermark and make the videos freely available. In her application, she also says she has been waiting to reveal the activities of “online miscreants,” also complaining about the biased attitude of Cyber police ever since the complaint was lodged against her. Chopra’s application adds that the complainant has not understood who the real offender is here. “The law in this regard requires a correction, why does not the law come down heavily on the one who view such content.” Next Storylast_img read more

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Small plane carrying four people crashes near New York’s Long Island

first_imgandrew_t/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A small plane with four people on board crashed off the coast of New York’s Long Island on Saturday.According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a Piper PA31 Navajo aircraft crashed about one mile off the coast of Indian Wells Beach. One person from the aircraft was recovered, while the three others were still missing hours later.The Federal Aviation Administration said they will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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News story: Vacancies in the Office of Tax Simplification

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