Long-term stock market investing in a shaky economic backdrop

July 5, 2021

first_img Image source: Getty Images 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I like to take a long-term approach to investing in stocks. That’s because it takes some of the stress out of worrying about short-term fluctuations. Wealth management firm UBS recently released a 2021 Year Ahead outlook report. In it were three potential causes of market setbacks for 2021.The economic outlook for the country remains uncertain and on shaky groundThe pandemic is not yet under controlGeopolitical tensions are again raising their ugly headThis all makes for a fraught scenario. However, the vaccine rollout is picking up pace and Brexit is done. So, I think there’s still good reason to hope for a brighter future.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…Long-term investingWhen it comes to investing in the UK stock market, here’s what I’d do. And here’s why I think the UK market offers value hidden in its depths. We’re living in a time that’s both scary and exciting for investors. Low interest rates make the stock market very appealing right now. But that may not last if inflation resurfaces with a vengeance and interest rates have to be hiked. There are already signs inflation has begun, but the government so far has no plans to raise interest rates soon.With so many unknowns in the short term, I prefer to take a long-term approach to stock market investing. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is a big advocate of this style of investing, because in choosing solid companies that go the distance, it stands to reason that their share prices will gradually rise too.I like a long-term investment approach, because it means I can look at the bigger picture and worry less about the highs and lows of a volatile market.UK stocks to buy and holdIn comparison to the US stock market, UK shares have performed quite poorly during the pandemic. However, the UK is rolling out vaccines at an impressive pace and it ignites hopes that society can return to a level of normality in the next few months (which the UK government’s new ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown for England seems to suggest). I think that will provide a welcome boost to the UK stock market and its many unloved shares.Tech stocks are likely to remain in vogue as many aspects of society advance technologically. 5G, finance, health and renewables are all making strides in tech and I expect that will continue. Thinking long term, I’d consider investing in Vodafone and Spirent Communications for 5G. I also like cyclical stocks such as alcoholic drinks specialist Diageo and medical technology company Smith & Nephew. The latter has suffered badly from the lull in operations, but I believe that should be temporary.I also like mining companies exploring for commodities that are in high demand such as copper. And I’m a fan of oil stocks because I believe the oil price is set to rise once governments globally lift travel restrictions. Having a logical strategy, backed up by reasoned research, gives me confidence in my portfolio. I like to take my time researching the stocks I’m interested in buying. I can then buy with the reassurance that I believe this company will last and thrive in the coming years. I think having confidence in my stock purchases is the secret to creating a reliable income from the stock market. Enter Your Email Address 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. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaycenter_img Long-term stock market investing in a shaky economic backdrop Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kirsteen Mackay | Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Pavillon A / Maurice Martel Architecte

June 17, 2021

first_img Photographs Engineering:Latéral ConseilsCity:Saint-Bruno-de-MontarvilleCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrien Williams & Raphael ThibodeauRecommended ProductsHealthcare ApplicationsBradley Corporation USACase Study: Restrooms at Englewood HospitalMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. Inspired by Philip Johnson’s Glass House and the Ben Rose House from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pavilion A is a tribute to modern architecture. Welcoming a four-season swimming pool, this glass pavilion was designed as a veritable oasis in the heart of a garden. During the long Quebec winters, the space allows to breaststrokes in the swimming pool, relax in the spa, read under a tropical plant, or do yoga while contemplating the snowy nature. In summer, the pavilion opens onto a long wooden terrace thanks to the large picture windows on one of the facades. Located outside the glass pavilion, the metal structure gives the roof the impression of floating.Save this picture!© Adrien Williams & Raphael ThibodeauSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Adrien Williams & Raphael ThibodeauThe black exterior structure contrasts with the clear and bright interior. The glass walls let in plenty of natural light and the skylights installed on the ceiling maximize the supply of overhead light while protecting from the summer sun. The 360-degree glazing removes the border between interior and exterior and contributes to a change of scenery.Save this picture!© Adrien Williams & Raphael ThibodeauSave this picture!© Adrien Williams & Raphael ThibodeauThe interior layout and its plants on the ground help to create a tropical atmosphere that promotes relaxation. The layout of the large strips of vegetation provides privacy zones whether in the spa, the pool or on the carpet. At the heart of the pavilion’s orthogonal lines stands out the bathroom. Awarded a prize at the 13th edition of the Grand Prix du Design, this cylindrical bathroom elegantly combines beauty and functionality. Clad in red cedar cleats, this relief column looks like a sculptural element in the pavilion. The warm character of the wood contrasts with the pure and bright interior of the white mosaic.Save this picture!© Adrien Williams & Raphael ThibodeauParticular attention has been paid to the furniture and the finishing details that follow the rounded or cylindrical shape, helping to create a singular and harmonious space. The circular opening in the ceiling from which a shower of natural light springs up reinforces the intimate and exotic character of this daring powder room. With its modern architecture, its luminous transparency, its tropical touch and its bathroom jewel, Pavilion A magnifies the experience of rest and relaxation offered by this space dedicated to well-being.Save this picture!© Adrien Williams & Raphael ThibodeauProject gallerySee allShow lessFloating Walls House / Crest ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse in Comporta / Almeida Fernandes Arquitectura e DesignSelected Projects Share Pavillon A / Maurice Martel Architecte “COPY” Houses Pavillon A / Maurice Martel ArchitecteSave this projectSavePavillon A / Maurice Martel Architecte ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945745/pavillon-a-maurice-martel-architecte Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Alumilex, SICO, Stone Tile, Bonaventure Pools, Envirozone Design, Excel Climatisation, Luminaires & Cie, McNeel, Plani-verre “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945745/pavillon-a-maurice-martel-architecte Clipboard Contractor: Projects Year:  CopyHouses•Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada Photographs:  Adrien Williams & Raphael Thibodeau Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Maurice Martel Architecte Area Area of this architecture project Landscape: Vertige Landscape CopyAbout this officeMaurice Martel ArchitecteOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSaint-Bruno-de-MontarvilleCanadaPublished on August 17, 2020Cite: “Pavillon A / Maurice Martel Architecte” 17 Aug 2020. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Interior Design: Area:  142 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Save this picture!© Adrien Williams & Raphael Thibodeau+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share Canada 2016 Bipede Construction N. Deslaurierslast_img read more

Paul Amadi to head NSPCC fundraising

June 16, 2021

first_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The NSPCC has appointed Paul Amadi as its director of fundraising designate. Starting on 4 January 2010 he will spend the first three months working alongside current director Giles Pegram. He will take full responsibility for the nearly £150 million that the NSPCC raises each year when Pegram retires in April 2010.Amadi joins from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), where he has been group director of fundraising since 2006. He is also chair of trustees for the Institute of Fundraising.He began his fundraising career with NCH before becoming deputy director of public affairs at Leonard Cheshire. He spent four years as director of fundraising at Sense before joining RNIB. Advertisement Howard Lake | 9 September 2009 | News Amadi said: “By common consensus, the NSPCC has in recent times set the benchmark for innovative, challenging and effective fundraising with Giles at the helm. I feel privileged and honoured to have been entrusted with this incredible legacy, and look forward to writing the next successful chapter of the NSPCC’s fundraising story.”www.nspcc.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Paul Amadi to head NSPCC fundraising Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people 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

No matter the election outcome, only fightback will stop racism, police terror

June 15, 2021

first_imgNov. 2 – CNN reports that a record 95 million-plus voters have already cast their ballot in the presidential race as of today.  This number already represents at least 70% of the 139 million total votes cast during the 2016 election, all but guaranteeing there will be a record-setting number of votes by Nov. 3 and the highest percentage of eligible voters in more than a century.   Alamance County sheriff deputies pepper spray activists and children during Oct. 31 march defending right to vote in Graham, N.C.Voters are traveling hundreds of miles and standing or sitting in long lines for hours, braving wind and rain, wearing masks and social distancing at polling places, hoping that their vote will be counted in a timely manner.  There is no doubt that an unprecedented number of those votes were cast by African-Americans, particularly in Georgia, North Carolina and other Southern states, and in urban areas, where Black people reside in large, disproportionate numbers. There are political and historical reasons why voting is taken so seriously by Black people.  The main social base for the Democratic Party has been African Americans, particularly since the Black masses in the South legally won – through mass struggle – the right to vote under the 1965 federally mandated Voting Rights Act. But there has been an ongoing threat to the exercise of this basic democratic right.   Not since the passage of the Great Compromise of 1877 – which violently stripped formerly enslaved Black people of any kind of democratic rights achieved under the radical period of Reconstruction after the Civil War – has voter suppression been so blatantly encouraged and instituted as it is now, with the vocal blessing of the Trump administration.  Those who have felony records have either lost their right to vote forever or have to go through many legal maneuvers to win it back. With Trump’s pro-cop, anti-migrant racist appeal to his base of armed, neofascist, rightwing militia working hand-in-hand with the police, Black people and others deemed to be supporters of the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris ticket have been physically threatened or actually attacked for attempting to vote or to promote the vote.  These attacks are being reported around the country. For instance, in Graham, N.C., Black demonstrators, including children as young as three years old, were viciously attacked by police with pepper spray on Oct. 31 when, while marching to polling places, they stopped to protest in front of a Confederate monument. Some were arrested.Police violence escalatesPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has sent the National Guard to Philadelphia to impose a curfew in the aftermath of the police murder of a 27-year-old Black man, Walter Wallace Jr., who was shot multiple times in front of his home. His mother had called for an ambulance for her son, who had a history of mental illness, but the police arrived instead and executed him in broad daylight. Wallace is the most recent addition to the tragic list of nearly one thousand people killed so far by the police in 2020. Several hours after the Wallace shooting, a young mother, Rickia Young, had her car surrounded by Philadelphia police while attempting to leave an area where a protest was taking place. She and her teenaged nephew were then beaten by the police while her 2-year-old son sat in his car seat. Despite many arrests and now the calling in of the National Guard, community and political activists have kept a strong presence in the streets demanding justice for Walter Wallace, just days before the election.  Another disturbing sign of racist state repression in Philadelphia has been the completely unwarranted arrest by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of Ant Smith, a leader of the Philly REAL [Racial, Economic and Legal] Justice coalition. REAL Justice was formed to defend Black Lives Matter by fighting all forms of racist repression. There is a national call on social media and in the streets demanding the freedom of this dynamic Black activist and for all the false charges against him to be dropped.  It is very difficult to separate all these events in Philadelphia from the overall repressive atmosphere in the lead-up to the election.  An ongoing war against Black peopleWhile white supremacy and police brutality have always been relied on to maintain capitalist rule, the lynching of George Floyd has caused the intensity of police brutality to be even more scrutinized. According to a study by Bellingcat and Forensic Architecture, at least 950 incidents of police violence against peaceful protests have been recorded over the past five months, including “more than 500 instances of police using less-lethal rounds, pepper spray and teargas; 60 incidents of officers using unlawful assembly to arrest protesters; 19 incidents of police being permissive to the far right and showing double standards when confronted with white supremacists; five attacks on medics; and 11 instances of kettling.” (Guardian, Oct. 29)Misogyny, anti-LGBTQ2S+ bigotry, ableism, and other oppressions are also intensified under the white supremacy exhibited by Trump and his ilk.   The current crisis of police and neofascist violence, instigated by the White House, once again proves that the fight against the state is a key part of the Black struggle for self-determination. At the height of the Black Liberation struggles here and worldwide during the 1960s, Youth Against War and Fascism, a mass unit of Workers World Party, brought the slogan “Stop the War Against Black America” to the movement. This was to build broad solidarity between the antiwar movement and Black militant groups facing a brutal, state-sanctioned, FBI-led assault that included incarceration, intimidation, infiltration and assassination.   Over 50 years later, the same political message still applies. But now the Black Lives Matter movement is carrying forward the struggle for justice and equality with a broad multinational base. For over eight years, since the racist murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, the BLM movement has been on the front lines in battling police brutality in all its forms, embracing all political currents regardless of nationality, sexuality, genders, gender expressions, generations and abilities.  It has been acknowledged that BLM constitutes the largest mass movement in the history of the U.S., involving millions of people while gaining international supporters. This unprecedented resurgence of activism was mainly spurred on by the nearly nine-minute public execution of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police on May 28. Since then, protests against the police have taken place in thousands of cities and in various forms, including spontaneous strikes by professional basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer athletes – despite the COVID-19 restrictions. Only class struggle can resolve class contradictionsWhile it is understandable that millions of people will breathe a sigh of relief if the Biden/Harris team defeats the Trump/Pence administration, class relations will not fundamentally change. An election cannot rectify class contradictions, even though it serves as a barometer to test the political mood within society.  Ultimately, the vote boils down to which representative from one of the two major capitalist parties – Republican and Democrat – will best administer the repressive capitalist state apparatus to keep the billionaire, corporate bosses and bankers in power so they can ruthlessly exploit the workers and oppressed.   In terms of U.S. foreign policy, while there may be various strategies and approaches, both Democrats and Republicans are on the same page when it comes to advancing the imperialist aims of expanding the U.S. empire for profits versus respecting a country’s right to sovereignty and self-determination. History has shown that the Democrats could very well start a war, as could the Republicans.  While it isn’t surprising that police unions have endorsed Trump, Biden has made it crystal clear that he is opposed to any BLM call to defund the police. Harris has faced criticism for being the “top cop” in California as state prosecutor before becoming senator.  The police have never been more isolated and unpopular, according to opinion polls. This has not kept their brutal tactics from being on full display in preparation for the coming struggles, including rebellions on the horizon as the economic crisis looms heavy over the coming months. This crisis will manifest itself with more massive unemployment, evictions, and hunger on top of the worsening surge of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Democratic Party has shown itself to be ineffectual in pushing the Republicans to back a second stimulus package that could bring temporary economic relief to the hurting masses. A militarized, occupying police presence will only bring about more capitalist instability as the masses of people become more rebellious with want and need.  And whoever occupies the White House for the next four years will not be able to contain the angry masses if they are in a fighting and desperate mood.The masses, with the aid of political left forces, will have no other choice but to confront the ruling class’s racism and white supremacy and unite to fight and organize for immediate human needs – now more than ever during this pandemic crisis. This is why it is important to stay in the streets once the elections have come and gone – to fight for a socialist future.  Moorehead was the 1996, 2000 and 2016 presidential candidate of Workers World Party. 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Pork Checkoff Dollars Moving More Pork

June 14, 2021

first_imgNelson says the message will be simple: just treat your pork like a steak. “We think this will be a message that will resonate with consumers and will be an easy message to get across,” he stated.  The new porterhouse pork chop, ribeye pork chop, and New York pork chop are featured in the summer marketing campaign being promoted through national radio and online advertising, food media spokespersons, and social media engagement. As a part of the campaign, consumers will be able to tap into online coupons that have proven effective in driving visitor traffic to pork-focused consumer websites.  Nelson added this does mean consumers have to say goodbye to names like ‘pork butt’, but will feel more confident in their ability to choose and prepare pork that provides great flavor and versatility at a budget-friendly price. Facebook Twitter Pork Checkoff Dollars Moving More Pork SHARE Pork Checkoff Dollars Moving More Pork Facebook Twitter The National Pork Board’s checkoff-funded promotion campaign is producing results. During the first quarter of 2013, retail pork movement was up almost 10 % over year ago.  While retail pork prices were down due to higher supplies, actual dollars spent on pork rose by 4.3% according to Pork Board CEO Chris Novak. To further inspire consumer demand, a new summer promotion has been launched that encourages consumers to treat their pork like they treat their steak. Pork Board member and immediate past president of the National Pork Board Conley Nelson says the goals of this campaign are to promote the value of pork in the meat case and educate consumers about the new names for pork cuts, “This summer we need to get the new names out there and tell consumers they can cook their pork the way they want to.” In April, the National Pork Board rolled out new names for some traditional cuts of pork as a way to address the lack of consumer understanding of pork cuts and how to prepare them. Based on extensive consumer research, the new cut names were selected to enhance value in the meat cuts, and new simplified labels were developed to better explain proper cooking techniques. Home Indiana Agriculture News Pork Checkoff Dollars Moving More Pork With gas prices and beef prices up this summer, consumers will be looking for ways to stretch their food budget. Good tasting and affordable pork may just be the answer. “This is a critical time for our farmers and a challenging year for the industry overall,” says Karen Richter, National Pork Board president and pork producer from Montgomery, MN. “For consumers, high prices at the gas pump and a tight food budget mean they’re searching for bargains, but they still expect great taste and variety in meals. And that’s good news for pork.” By Gary Truitt – Jun 12, 2013 SHARE Previous articlePromising Signs for Farm Bill in HouseNext articleUSDA Releases June Crop Report Gary Truittlast_img read more

DOJ Requests Rehearing of Chlorphyrifos Pesticide Case

June 14, 2021

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News DOJ Requests Rehearing of Chlorphyrifos Pesticide Case DOJ Requests Rehearing of Chlorphyrifos Pesticide Case Previous articleWest Central Indiana Early Corn and Soybean Yields Impressive on the HAT Monday Morning EditionNext articleIdeal Weather Leads to Rapid Harvest Pace Hoosier Ag Today Source: USDA By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 24, 2018 Facebook Twittercenter_img SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to request a rehearing of a pesticide case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. DOJ has asked for a panel rehearing and a rehearing en banc in a case in which the court directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban chlorpyrifos, a common and useful pesticide, within 60 days.Secretary Perdue issued the following statement:“USDA disagrees with the ruling ordering EPA to revoke tolerances and cancel registrations for chlorpyrifos. The decision appears to be based on a misunderstanding of both the available scientific information and EPA’s pesticide regulatory system. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other groups have pointed out significant flaws in the draft chlorpyrifos assessments on which the court based its opinion, and USDA supports EPA’s conclusion that the available scientific evidence does not indicate the need for a total ban on the use of chlorpyrifos. EPA should be allowed to continue its ongoing science-based and expert-led evaluation of chlorpyrifos, which is part of EPA’s registration review program that covers all pesticides.“The costs of an incorrect decision on chlorpyrifos are expected to be high and would cause serious impacts to American farmers working to feed, fuel, and clothe the United States and the world. This ruling, which would mean the sudden and total loss of chlorpyrifos, prevents farmers from using an effective and economical crop protection tool. Chlorpyrifos is used on well over 50 crops grown throughout the United States due to its efficacy and broad-spectrum activity across multiple pests. For some crops and target pests, chlorpyrifos is the only line of defense, with no viable alternatives.“Chlorpyrifos helps farmers and consumers by improving production efficiency and contributing to public health and safety. The arbitrary, immediate, and total loss of this crop protection tool endangers agricultural industries and is expected to have wide economic impacts. Given the court’s incorrect assessment of the scientific evidence, we thank the Department of Justice for continuing to fight on behalf of American farmers and consumers in support of science-based regulatory oversight of crucial crop protection tools.”last_img read more

President George W. Bush urged to raise case of prisoner of opinion with Vietnam’s prime minister

June 12, 2021

first_imgNews News VietnamAsia – Pacific Organisation Help by sharing this information Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison June 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President George W. Bush urged to raise case of prisoner of opinion with Vietnam’s prime minister VietnamAsia – Pacific to go further RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Reporters Without Borders has called on US President George W. Bush to raise the case of Vietnamese prisoner of opinion Pham Hong Son at his 21 June meeting with Vietnam’s Prime Minister Phan Van Khai.The sole crime committed by this young pharmaceutical company executive is to have posted online a Vietnamese translation of an article on democracy produced by the US embassy in Hanoi.The organisation called on the US President to intervene personally with Phan Van Khai to obtain an early release for the cyberdissident.”The government has shown some evidence of goodwill with the recent release of several prisoners of opinion,” said Reporters Without Borders. “It could now be opportune for your country to remind Phan Van Khai about the plight of this prisoner of opinion. Apart from Pham Hong Son, two other cyberdissidents remain in prison. They are Nguyen Khac Toan and Nguyen Vu Binh.”Dr Pham Hong Son was sentenced to five years in prison on appeal on 26 August 2003, reduced from 13 years imposed for “espionage” by a lower court. Since his arrest he has only been able to receive one visit from his wife. April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Vietnam Receive email alerts Related documents read statement in VietnamesePDF – 126.93 KB News News April 22, 2021 Find out more April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

‘Lifeblood flooding out of village’- Mick Murtagh

June 4, 2021

first_imgWhatsApp Email Facebook NewsLocal News‘Lifeblood flooding out of village’- Mick MurtaghBy admin – January 12, 2012 621 “Young people who want to build homes and raise families in the place they grew up in will not be able to do it anymore,” said Mick Murtagh, chairman of the local community group.“It will drain the lifeblood out of the village of Montpellier if the young people can’t make their lives here. And the maddening thing is that most of Montpellier never floods,” he told the Limerick PostThe county council will have to take account of the report as the minister has made an order that they should, and it affects which areas can be zoned for development. Any area considered to be at risk of flooding cannot be zoned as land where homes or businesses can be built.Mr Murtagh said that the local development committee has put a huge amount of work into developing facilities in the twin villages of Montpellier and O’Briensbridge.‘We often say that the river is our lifeline as regards tourism and we have put a lot of work into developing facilities here. But if the village has no future then that’s a real kick in the teeth to those efforts. It’s nuts to penalise the village of Montpellier now for something that may or may not happen in the next thousand years”. Linkedin Print PRECAUTIONS in relation to the kind of severe flooding which is only likely to happen every thousand years are draining the lifeblood out of a Limerick village, is has been claimed.In the wake of the floods which saw Limerick families having to be evacuated from their homes,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up the local authorities have been told they must take account of the findings of a flood risk assessment report, which pinpoints which areas are likely to flood in the future.But the report deals with worst case scenarios, including the one-thousand year flood event which is likely to result from global warming.Montpellier, on the banks of the Shannon, is singled out as one of the areas which would be at risk in the event of such a flood but this effectively means a ban on any development in the village. Twitter Advertisement Previous articleTune of €20 million to prepare to prepare ‘Opera’ siteNext articlePhonsie Clifford is all set for Great Limerick Run adminlast_img read more

Lynch backs Heritage Council call for national town centre organisation

May 27, 2021

first_imgNewsx Adverts WhatsApp Facebook One of Letterkenny Town Council’s longest serving members is backing a  Heritage Council call for the establishment of a national organisation to support the sustainable development of town centres.The Heritage Council suggestion is included in its submission to a government review on retail planning guidelines.Letterkenny Cllr Jim Lynch says such a body could help ensure proper development in town centres, while acting as a watchdog to ensure that the character of towns is not compromised.He says in the case of Letterkenny, much of what was done in the name of urban renewal was destructive rather than constructive………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/lynch1pm.mp3[/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – February 13, 2012 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Previous articleNew Monreagh NS building is officially openedNext articleFormer Derry Councillor admits sexually assaulting 11 year old girl News Highland center_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Lynch backs Heritage Council call for national town centre organisationlast_img read more

Supreme Court To Hear Application Seeking Directions to Expedite Adjudication Of Cases Against MLAs/MPs Tomorrow

May 26, 2021

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court To Hear Application Seeking Directions to Expedite Adjudication Of Cases Against MLAs/MPs Tomorrow Radhika Roy3 Nov 2020 8:50 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court will hear tomorrow an Application seeking directions to expedite the adjudication of case pending against Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and Members of Parliament (MPs). Filed by Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, the Application states that the writ petition was filed with the “object to set up Special Courts to try criminal cases of MPs and MLAs and 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?LoginThe Supreme Court will hear tomorrow an Application seeking directions to expedite the adjudication of case pending against Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and Members of Parliament (MPs). Filed by Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, the Application states that the writ petition was filed with the “object to set up Special Courts to try criminal cases of MPs and MLAs and for utmost expeditious disposal of those cases”. It is alleged that despite the Court having consistently passed orders for setting up of fast track courts for speedy disposal of cases against MPs and MLAs, “political persons are leaving no stone unturned to defeat the purpose” and that the “State has failed to prioritise the issue of speedy disposal of cases against MPs or MLAs”. The Application submits that on 1.11.2017, the Apex Court had directed the Central Government to lay down a scheme for setting up of these fast-track courts. In pursuance of this Order, a scheme was proposed to set up 12 fast-track courts and the same was approved by the Supreme Court on 14.12.2017. State Governments in consultation with respective High Courts were also directed to set up these courts and the High Courts were granted power to trace the case records of Trial Courts and transfer them to the respective Special Court. It is alleged in the Application that the State of Tamil Nadu has always adopted an approach to frustrate the orders of the Court. On filing an IA to direct the Madras High Court to transfer these cases, the Supreme Court granted the prayer of the Petitioner. However, instead of establishing fast-track courts, the State of Tamil Nadu has constituted two Special Courts in the cadre of Special Judge and one additional Special Court in the cadre of Assistant Session Judge for Chennai District. “In addition to these Special Courts the Government has also designated Principle District and Session Court in every Session Division in the State of Tamil Nadu for the trial of session cases and cases under Special Acts involving elected MPs and MLAs. Besides this, the Government has also designated a Judicial Magistrate Court for each District in Tamil Nadu for the trial of magisterial cases involving elected MPs and MLAs. These Courts are dealing with other matters as well. It is frustrating the directions of this Hon’ble Court as the cases of MPs and MLAs are treated like other cases and no effective hearing is done.” The Application has also highlighted the fact that in many cases, the MPs and MLAs approach the High Courts or the Supreme Court to get a stay on their matters. Many cases are also delayed due to lack of appearance of the accused on the date of hearing. In light of the above, the Application prays for directions to the Registrar General of the Madras High Court to ensure judges are appointed to Special Courts, monitor the day-to-day progress of cases pending before Special Courts, dispose of revisions and appeals preferred by accused on expedited basis and to ensure that all cases involving MPs and MLAs are transferred to Special Courts. Directions to State of Tamil Nadu are also sought for in order to establish exclusive Special Courts in every district, exclusively for trial of cases involving MPs and MLAs. Therefore, it is prayed that an order or a direction to adjudicate these cases within one year is passed. Click Here To Download Application[Read Application]Next Storylast_img read more