Is it time to panic yet, after the FTSE 100 crashed below 5,000?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 If we thought last week was bad for the FTSE 100, this week is shaping up to be even worse, as more people see it as time to panic.It’s only a week since I pondered the thought that the FTSE 100 could drop below 5,000 points, and it’s already happened. On Monday, the index of top UK stocks fell as low as 4,899 points, before ending the day back above 5,000. And on Tuesday, it broke downwards again, briefly dipping to 4,979.5G 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 said last week: “What if it crashes as far as 5,000 points and below? We’ve seen levels that low as recently as 2010, and the banking crisis sent the index plummeting below 4,000 at one point.”Best buying time?I made the point that back in the depths of the financial crash, we private investors were looking at one of the best buying times of our lives. And we’re facing another great buying time now. But it can be hard to see it at the time, when the value of our existing holdings is plummeting.Do you know how much my stock portfolio has fallen since the coronavirus first struck? Do you have any idea of the size of the hit my pension investments have taken? Obviously you don’t. But you’re in good company, because I don’t know either. I haven’t checked. It’s just not something I’m thinking about. I mean, what’s the point? Can you do anything to prevent a fall that’s already happened? No, so there’s no need to worry about it.PrioritiesI have a different take on priorities. For one thing, I have virus symptoms, and I’m in splendid isolation. So take care of your health first. And keep in touch with friends and family, give them a call, see what you can do to help — especially for older people.But back to the FTSE 100, what should we do now? Well, one of Warren Buffett’s well-known quotations comes to mind: “I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”So if you’re worried about the value of your stocks and where they’ll go in the coming weeks and months, I say just try to switch off and think about where they’ll be in another year, in two years, in five. Sure, the FTSE 100 could fall even further, maybe even this week. But don’t forget, the banking crisis sent the index spiralling below 4,000 points. And that was a time to buy, not sell. They were times to lock in some top dividend yields to provide reliable income for decades to come.A long buying summerI think it’s likely that stock markets will remain weak for some time yet. Very possibly until the peak of virus cases has passed. And with the current approach being to delay the spread as long as possible so as not to exceed the capacity of health services, I’m hearing people suggesting several more months yet.If you don’t do anything else with your money over those few months, I reckon it could be a great time to drip-feed cash into an index tracker. I’m confident that every pound you invest this year will be worth significantly more in five years’ time. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Is it time to panic yet, after the FTSE 100 crashed below 5,000? 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. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

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Is now a good time to start investing?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! According to research from the Share Centre, there has been a spike in new investment platform account openings over the past few weeks. This suggests many investors believe now is an excellent time to start investing.Indeed, the online broker reported a 269% jump in brokerage account openings in March, compared with the same period in 2019. Other brokers have reported a similar spike in interest.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 quarter of the year is usually a busy time for new investment accounts. Plenty of investors start investing around this time to make the most of tax allowances before the end of the tax year on 5 April. However, figures from the past few weeks suggest investors are also trying to make the most of recent market declines. City analysts are more cautious. They have been warning for some time the market could drop further before it recovers. This implies that now is a terrible time to start investing. So what’s the right answer?Is it time to start investing?Unfortunately, there’s no right answer to the question of whether or not now is the right time to start investing. Multiple studies have shown that trying to pick the bottom of any market is a complete waste of time and effort. Instead, investors should put money into the market when they can. This implies that the best time to start investing is when you have cash available. You should only invest money you can afford to lose, and only begin investing when you have enough put by to cover several months of living expenses. Pound cost averaging in the market is an excellent strategy if you want to start investing today. Put simply, this means setting up a regular investment plan. Most online stock brokers offer one of these plans, starting with as little as £50 a month. The great thing about pound cost averaging is that you don’t have to spend time worrying about when you need to buy. You can just set up the plan and leave it alone. When the market falls, you will get more for your money. When it rises, you will get less. This means that investors don’t have to worry about timing the market at all. Investing in qualityAnother thing to consider is that, if you want to own individual stocks and shares, it is always a good time to start investing in high-quality companies. As long as you can buy the stocks you want at an attractive price, it doesn’t matter what happens over the next few weeks or months. Over the long run, they should produce positive returns for investors. So overall, if you have the money, now could be an excellent time to start investing. But it might be sensible to remember that it could be some time before you earn a positive return on your money if the market resumes its plunge. Image source: Getty Images “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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves owns no share 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.center_img 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 4th April, 2020 Is now a good time to start investing? 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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Eve Appeal’s iPhone app to fundraise with the ‘kiss of life’

first_img Tagged with: app Digital iPhone  74 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 September 2011 | News Gynaecological cancer charity The Eve Appeal has created an iPhone app designed to raise funds and promote Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM), which runs through September.The free app, a new venture for the charity, allows users to send a virtual kiss along with a message to their friends and family. Each kiss generates a £1 donation through reverse billing SMS. This approach was used because Apple still does not permit charity donations to be made through their usual in-app purchase system.Users can either take a photo of their kiss or choose one from a selection of cartoon kisses. Once a kiss has been photographed or selected, a message can be added and together both are sent to the recipient via email. The sender will also receive an email of thanks from The Eve Appeal with a link so that they can view their sent kiss on the campaign website.The Eve Appeal hopes to gain 7,500 kisses during the month, one for every woman who dies of gynaecological cancer in the UK every year. Kisses can also be sent via the website or by post.The app is available to download for free from Apple’s app store and iPhone users can also text “Eve” to 70800 to receive a direct download link to the app (texts cost 25p plus your standard network rate).www.gcam11.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Eve Appeal’s iPhone app to fundraise with the ‘kiss of life’ 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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Olympic truce vigil in Philly

first_imgActivists held a vigil Feb. 9, the opening day of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, in front of Philadelphia City Hall. The event, called by the Coalition for Peace Action, was held to demand “Diplomacy not war” and “Support the Olympic Truce.”Co-sponsors for the Philadelphia Candlelight Vigil for the Olympic Truce included the Brandywine Peace Community; the Coalition For Peace Action, Pennsylvania; the Germantown Friends Meeting; the Granny Philadelphia Peace Brigade; the International Action Center; the Philadelphia Committee for Peace and Justice in Asia; Physicians for Social Responsibility; Saint Joseph’s University Students Chapter; the Shalom Center; and the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia.At the end of the rally, Workers World Party and the International Action Center announced a Feb. 27 forum titled, “Why Does Trump Want to Bomb Korea?” (tinyurl.com/y7eqscez)The 7 p.m. event at 801 S. 48 St. in Philadelphia will feature Deirdre Griswold, editor of Workers World newspaper, and Hyun Lee, managing editor of ZoomInKorea.org, an online resource for critical analysis on peace and democracy in Korea.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Mike Kelley Foundation Awards Artist Project Grants Including Pasadena Arts Council/Volume

first_img 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Ron Athey “Messianic Remains” 2014. Spill Festival. Photo by Manuel VasonThe Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts announced today the 2017 recipients of its Artist Project Grants, an initiative in its second year which seeks to further Mike Kelley’s philanthropic work and honor his legacy by supporting innovative projects with artists at Los Angeles nonprofit institutions and organizations.Benefitting both artists and organizations, the grants support compelling and inventive projects in any medium, particularly work that is lesser-known or has proven difficult to make or fund. This year’s grantees are Human Resources/356 S. Mission Rd.; The Industry; La Plaza de Cultura y Artes; REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater); The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS); University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach; Vincent Price Art Museum, and Pasadena Arts Council/Volume.“These artists and organizations exemplify the ambitious and imaginative spirit of this grant,” said Mary Clare Stevens, Executive Director of the Foundation. “From new works—such as Liz Glynn’s sculptural stage set of fire and steel—to the first-ever performance of the late composer James Tenney’s magnum opus, to critical examinations of art history, the projects reflect the remarkable scope and variety of artistic and curatorial practices in Los Angeles.”The recipients include a diverse range of small and mid-size organizations, which will highlight a mix of individual practices, collaborations and group exhibitions. Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology, a research-driven exhibition at the Vincent Price Museum, explores three generations of Los Angeles artists engaged in the exchange of revolutionary and anarchist ideas between the U.S. and Mexico and will also feature new works by four artists.“It is especially poignant at this moment in American and Mexican history to place Los Angeles’s lineage of social movements into context,” said participating Regeneración artist Patricia Valencia. “The grant will extend both the cultural scholarship and grassroots awareness of these histories. By realizing the project at the museum, which is part of East Los Angeles College, and in a predominantly Mexican-American community, I hope that the question of ‘What comes next?’ will be raised to a new generation.”Conceptual artist lauren woods uses history as a lens through which to view the social politics of the present. In her hybrid media projects, which incorporate film, video, sound, public intervention, and site-specific work, she creates ethno-fictive documents and explores how traditional monument-making can be translated into new models of commemoration. Her exhibition at the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach will be part of a long-term focus conceived of by the newly appointed director of the museum, Kimberli Meyer, which concentrates on artists practicing outside hegemonic systems.“When the news came in that this vision would be supported by the Mike Kelley Foundation, I felt tangible relief to know that despite the radical, almost overnight shift in the political climate of our country, there are people and institutions in the arts—allies—willing to not only continue to engage and call attention to the sociopolitical issues that my practice is deeply invested in addressing, but also to push forth an agenda that commits to the protracted struggle to end structural injustice,” noted woods.The 2017 cohort of grantees were selected through a competitive application process by a panel of artists, curators, and art writers, which included Charles Gaines, Gene Moreno, Frances Stark, Astria Suparak, and Jan Tumlir. Totaling $319,000, the grants cover project-related expenses, allow for a modest portion of the organization’s overhead costs, and recognize the participating artists with a dedicated fee. The grant-funded projects will take place throughout 2017–2018, and the Foundation will share updates on performances and exhibitions on its website.“When Mike Kelley established the Foundation in 2007, he aimed to encourage expansiveness and fearlessness in all disciplines. As funding for the arts is shrinking, this charge is more vital than ever. It is an honor to be able to support and celebrate the artists and the arts organizations that will present these remarkable projects,” said Stevens.For organizations interested in applying for the next round of Artist Project Grants, updated information for the 2018 cycle will be posted later this spring on the Foundation’s website (last year’s guidelines remain there for reference only).For more information about Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, visit www.mikekelleyfoundation.org. 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Limerick loses appeal bid over murder of retired soldier

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live The CCJ in Dublin, where the Court of Appeal sitsA LIMERICK man jailed for killing a retired 71-year-old soldier at his home in March 2011 has lost his bid to overturn the murder conviction.The ruling means that Christopher McCarthy (24) of Good Shepherd Villas, Pennywell, will remain serving the mandatory life sentence he was given in 2014 for murdering James Boyce at St Munchin Street, St Mary’s Park in Limerick sometime between March 6 and March 7, 2011.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The original trial heard that he confessed the killing to his mother.The 24-year-old and the retired soldier were friendly with McNamara often helping out the elderly pensioner by lighting his fires and helping him with regular daily tasks.During the trial, the defence had asked that a manslaughter verdict be considered but the Central Criminal Court jury found McNamara unanimously guilty of murder after they deliberated for an hour-and-a-half.The State put forward the case that McNamara was involved in a robbery that went wrong as the pensioner kept his savings in the house.The retired pensioner died after he had been struck with a long striking edge during an assault.Mr Justice George Birmingham said that while the trial judge briefly dealt with the definitions of manslaughter and murder, he did so accurately as the trial had not thrown up any issues of any great complexity.“Having the jury focus on the ingredients of the offence of murder, the judge properly equipped the jury to decided whether to return the alternative verdict of manslaughter,” Mr Justice Birmingham said in his ruling.Therefore, it was the court’s finding that the application should be dismissed. Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Facebook NewsLimerick loses appeal bid over murder of retired soldierBy Staff Reporter – March 8, 2017 1034 Previous articleKindness festival to create wave of kindness across LimerickNext articleLimerick take-away forced to close temporarily by FSAI Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email TAGSChristopher McCarthyCourt of AppealJames Boycelimerickmurder Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Survey Finds a Lack of Savings for Many Americans

first_img April 10, 2014 600 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Survey Finds a Lack of Savings for Many Americans Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Missouri Businessmen Plead Guilty to Fraud Next: Judge Upholds $1.5 Billion Claim against Wells Fargo About Author: Colin Robins Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Related Articles Tagged with: Financial Education Financial Literacy NeighborWorks America Savings The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Survey Finds a Lack of Savings for Many Americans Nearly 70 million adults have no emergency savings, while nearly one in four would run out of money in 30 days, according to a new survey put out by NeighborWorks America. The survey found that 22 percent of adults, or roughly 53 million adults, have only enough saved for one month.The survey was released, “[T]o mark the beginning of financial capability month, call attention to the fragility of many families’ finances nearly five years since the end of the Great Recession, and assess consumers’ interest in nonprofit resources to help them build financial stability,” the organization said in a press release.Results from the survey also found that 48 percent of respondents said their cash reserves would last as long as three months, and 28 percent expect savings to last for a year.In total, 68 percent of consumers reported setting aside money in case of a financial emergency.”These data have to light a fire under all of us who want to see Americans better able to withstand a financial crisis, especially a recession as devastating as the one we’re climbing out of now,” said Eileen Fitzgerald, NeighborWorks America CEO. “Our survey underscores the need to provide better tools and information for people to manage the money they do have in order to build a strong financial base.”Top savings goals found by the survey include retirement and buying a home. 13 percent of survey respondents reported that saving to buy a home is their top priority.Race played a factor as well. The survey found that of the 29 percent of adults with no emergency savings, 43 percent were African-American and 39 percent were Hispanic. White respondents made up a reported 24 percent of adults with no emergency savings.Not surprisingly, higher income earners were more apt to save, while lower income earners were not.”Just 11 percent of people making $100,000 or more per year said that they had no emergency fund, while more than half (52%) of people earning less than $40,000 said that they had no such reserve.  People whose income places them squarely in the middle class also are financially vulnerable, with 24 percent of adults with income between $40-59,000 holding no emergency fund,” the survey reported.Fitzgerald believes everyone, even those with limited income, can save for emergencies and other financial opportunities.”In today’s marketplace, everyone, including those with limited incomes, can set aside some savings for emergencies and work to achieve other financial goals. We are seeing great results for consumers who use a financial coach to help them start saving, reduce debt and work toward financial goals.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Financial Education Financial Literacy NeighborWorks America Savings 2014-04-10 Colin Robins Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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BREAKING : Supreme Court Registers Suo Moto Criminal Contempt Case Against Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai Over Tweets Against Judiciary

first_imgTop StoriesBREAKING : Supreme Court Registers Suo Moto Criminal Contempt Case Against Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai Over Tweets Against Judiciary LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Feb 2021 7:04 AMShare This – xUpdate at 10.50 PM : No Suo Moto Contempt Initiated Against Rajdeep Sardesai; Case Status Shown Inadvertently, Says Supreme Court[BREAKING] SC sources clarify that no suo moto criminal contempt proceedings have been initiated against Rajdeep Sardesai & that the status of case shown at SC Website as SMC(Crl) 2/2021 has been placed “inadvertently”. Appropriate action to rectify the same…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?LoginUpdate at 10.50 PM : No Suo Moto Contempt Initiated Against Rajdeep Sardesai; Case Status Shown Inadvertently, Says Supreme Court[BREAKING] SC sources clarify that no suo moto criminal contempt proceedings have been initiated against Rajdeep Sardesai & that the status of case shown at SC Website as SMC(Crl) 2/2021 has been placed “inadvertently”. Appropriate action to rectify the same is under process.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) February 16, 2021 The Supreme Court has registered a suo moto criminal contempt case against journalist Rajdeep Sardesai on a complaint filed by one Aastha Khurana alleging that some of his tweets scandalized judiciary.It is pertinent to note that in September 2020, the Attorney General for India, KK Venugopal, had refused sanction to initiate criminal contempt on the same complaint.Following the refusal of the AG’s sanction, the petitioner filed a fresh petition directly in the Supreme Court. As per the information available in the Supreme Court website, the petition filed on September 21, 2020 is seen registered as a Suo Moto(Criminal Contempt) case on February 13, 2021(SMC(Crl) 2/2021). The petitioner referred to a tweet from 31.08.2020, wherein Sardesai had remarked saying “Clearly, court looking to wriggle out of an embarrassment of its own making”, in the context of the Re. 1 fine imposed on Prashant Bhushan in his contempt case.Another tweet from 14.08.2020 was also highlighted wherein it is stated that Sardesai compared the judgment in Prashant Bhushan’s case to Habeas Corpus petitions of those detained in Kashmir.Further reference is made to a tweet which was posted on 23.07.2020 and allegedly cast aspersions on (Retd.) Justice Arun Mishra. Though the tweet was later deleted, elaborates the petition, it received “huge media publicity” and “questioned the fairness” of the Court.The complaint also refers to a tweet from 2019, in which Sardesai made a comment against former CJI Ranjan Gogi as :”and then one of the judges tell me last week that the Ayodhya case is not political! Would the CJI go to Kashmir too before tackling Article 370 case? You are the CJI Mr.Gogoi, not the DGP!!Not yet at least”.”Such attacks on this Hon’ble Court is not a freedom of speech and expression, but it has done purposely in order to defame and disrespect the image of the Court”, contends the petitioner.The Petitioner went on to submit that Sardesai is a “well known personally and various people take his statement as true and correct, therefore his statement on the top judicial body of his country indicates a threat to the society, which will lead to no trust on the judiciary and the justice will never deliver to the people because they will look at this Hon’ble Court with a questionable eyes and all the respect of this prestigious institution will vanish.”The Attorney General had opined that the said tweets of Sardesai were not “serious enough to undermine the majesty of the Court”.”Mr. Sardesai’s statements are not of “so serious a nature as to undermine the majesty of the Supreme Court or lower its stature in the minds of the public. “The reputation of the SC as one of the great pillars of our democracy has been built assiduously over the last 70 years. Trifling remarks and mere passing of criticism though perhaps distasteful are unlikely to tarnish the image of the institution”. AG had said.Next Storylast_img read more

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Calls for County Development Plan to be varied to deal with wind farms

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook There are calls for Donegal’s County Development Plan to be varied in a bid to mitigate against any future bog slippages, similar to that seen in recent weeks at the site of Meenbog Wind Farm near Barnesmore Gap.Concerns were raised over the impact the bog slippage would have on the local environment.A multi-agency investigation is ongoing into the incident.But Councillor Gary Doherty believes much more needs to be done:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/gdohertyweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Google+ Calls for County Development Plan to be varied to deal with wind farmscenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDerry’s Debenhams store to closeNext article391 new cases of Covid-19 and 15 deaths in Northern Ireland News Highland Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest By News Highland – December 1, 2020 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Salas shooter linked to California murder of men’s rights attorney: FBI

first_imgABC NewsBY: JON HAWORTH, AARON KATERSKY, MARK CRUDELE, and IVAN PEREIRA(NEW YORK) —  Roy Den Hollander, whom the FBI has called the “primary subject” in the shooting at Judge Esther Salas’ New Jersey home, was also the leading suspect in the murder of a like-minded attorney in California earlier this month, the FBI said.Hollander, an attorney who took on cases against feminist causes, was found dead by police Monday from an apparent suicide, according to investigators.Hollander allegedly posed as a FedEx employee when he approached Salas’ home Sunday evening and shot Salas’ husband, Mark Anderl, and her son, Daniel Anderl, 20, before escaping in a car, according to sources. Daniel Anderl was killed and Mark Anderl is recovering at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.Law enforcement sources say the suspect who killed men’s rights attorney Marc Angelucci on July 11 in San Bernardino County dressed in a similar disguise. The FBI’s Newark office said in a statement on Wednesday it is working with its San Bernardino counterpart and has evidence linking the Angelucci’s murder to Hollander.While the FBI didn’t provide more details, law enforcement sources told ABC News the gun used in the California incident was the same one used in the New Jersey shootings.Hollander had previously received media attention for lawsuits challenging perceived infringements of “men’s rights” on networks like Fox News, Comedy Central and MSNBC. Investigators are looking into whether Hollander was jealous of Angelucci for winning a recent case, according to law enforcement sources.In the meantime, investigators in New York and New Jersey are taking precautions to protect people who may have been Hollander’s alleged targets.During conference call with reporters, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he ordered state police to provide protection for New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, who may have been targeted by Hollander.A municipal employee discovered Hollander’s body in a car in the town of Rockland, New York, according to the New York State Police. He died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.Inside Hollander’s vehicle was a photo of Judge DiFiore along with her address, according to Cuomo. Sources told ABC News that a dozen other names were found in Hollander’s car.Shortly after the shooting Sunday night, security was ramped up for all federal judges in New Jersey, a law enforcement official told ABC News. Officials feared the incident at Judge Salas’ home could be the beginning of a coordinated attack.“Our hearts, thoughts, prayers, are overwhelming with Judge Salas and her husband and hope that he makes a speedy recovery,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said on Wednesday. “This notion we made a lot of progress on gun safety … there are too many examples that continue to tell us that we are not home yet, we have a ways to go.”Hollander, 72, had been diagnosed with cancer and officials are investigating whether the attacks were grudge killings committed by someone who knew they were dying, according to sources.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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