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Worried about dividend cuts? This 7% FTSE 100 yield should still pay BIG dividends in 2020

first_imgWorried about dividend cuts? This 7% FTSE 100 yield should still pay BIG dividends in 2020 Dividend cuts are becoming a more frequent concern for investors as the coronavirus crisis spreads.FTSE 100 stalwart ITV has become the latest blue chip to hack back shareholder rewards. It backpeddled on plans to pay a final dividend for 2019 and to pay an 8p per share reward in 2020, too.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 broadcaster said that it might consider paying an interim dividend depending on circumstances later in the year. However, such an event appears most unlikely at this stage.Prime Minister Johnson’s assertion last week that Covid-19 will be defeated in 12 weeks – a timeframe that would take us well into the summer – has been dismissed by many health experts. ITV has recently endured a stream of advertising deferrals, which could clearly continue to be a problem for a long time.Safe as housesIn times like this it can pay to park your cash in non-cyclical shares with much more stable earnings. It may even pay to invest in companies whose products or services thrive in times of crisis like this.Polymetal International (LSE: POLY) is one Footsie-quoted share I’d happily put my money in today. This gold miner is in great shape to ride a strong gold price in the weeks and month ahead. While many other blue chips are cutting dividends like crazy, this is one stock I think could make good on broker forecasts for big dividends in 2020.The yellow metal’s price movements remain curious. Gold’s caught in a conflict between heavy, margin-call-related selling and strong flight-to-safety buying. For the moment it’s holding around the $1,500 per ounce marker. Just just a fortnight ago, however, it nosedived from seven-year highs above $1,700.I expect it to rise again amid increasing global panic concerning Covid-19 and its economic impact.Sales boomData from The Pure Gold Company illustrates just how strong bullion demand is today. Apparently, gold bar and coin sales have leapt by an eye-popping 980% over the past seven days, compared to the past year’s weekly average.The retailer says that “demand is being driven by acute fear and uncertainty about the trajectory of the virus and the economic damage most people expect will continue (for years to come) after the virus disappears.” Sales are gaining traction and I believe prices will hit new major milestones before very long.No wonder then that City analysts expect earnings at Polymetal to bounce up 29% in 2020. This leads to expectations that dividends will also grow again, resulting in a bulky 7% yield. The digger’s meaty dividend coverage of 1.8 times suggests it is in great shape to meet current expectations.If you’re afraid of more dividend cuts from major UK equities, I think you should seriously consider buying shares in this proven income hero. Royston Wild | Monday, 23rd March, 2020 | More on: POLY Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. 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. 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.last_img read more

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If you want to invest in the digital economy then Aveva shares are just the ticket

first_img Michael Baxter | Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 | More on: AVV Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I believe that Aveva Group (LSE:AVV) shares are going to enjoy another period of rapid growth as the company’s business model is a perfect fit for the post-Covid-19 digital economy.Why many investors like Aveva There is more than one reason why an investor may think the Aveva share price looks tempting. For one thing, there is its history. Aveva shares have roughly doubled over the last five years. They have almost quadrupled since 2010 and have increased approximately 40-fold since its stock market debut in 1997.5G 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…Other investors may be attracted by Aveva’s impressive balance sheet. The company’s assets are worth almost four times the value of liabilities, and current assets are worth only slightly less than total liabilities.Other investors may like the latest annual report. In the year ended March 2020, revenue was up 8.8%. Profit before tax increased by 97%. Others may see the recent fall in its share price as suggesting it’s good value. And others may look at the dividend. Yield is around 1.1%, which may not seem unusually high, but that is a pretty good yield for a stock that performed so well. All of the above represent good reasons to look closely at the Aveva share price. I have another rationale for liking the stock, however. Why I like Aveva shares For investors. Aveva’s appeal lies with the word ‘digitisation’. As its CEO Craig Hayman, recently said: “We are focused on being digital in everything that we do”.We live in unusually uncertain times. No one knows how the economy will perform once the Covid-19 pandemic finally comes to an end. Even so, I think it is a pretty good bet that we will see business and industry accelerate its adoption of digital technologies, such as AI, remote collaboration tools, and the so-called internet of things (IoT). The digital economy that has been emerging during the crisis is here to stay.Aveva helps make that digital economy happen. It is in the business of creating industrial software and providing cloud services, and the industrial IoT is fundamental to its business model.Critics warn that Aveva is too focused on the oil and gas sector. This sector has taken a big hit because of Covid-19. Supporters respond by saying that since its recent acquisition of Schneider Electric’s industrial software business, it has become more diverse.Indeed, in its latest report, the company emphasised how it is growing in new markets. These markets include water & wastewater utilities, power utilities, facility and campus managers, transportation operators, and data centres.More to the point, its technology is supporting the evolution of smart cities, one of the cornerstones of the digital economy. For example, Aveva is helping create smart energy grids.Expertise applies across sectors The core strength of this company is its expertise. Industrial software and the industrial IoT are going to be significant growth areas in the digital economy. Aveva’s historical focus in oil and gas was the means by which it created expertise. Now its inherent technical strength can be applied to multiple sectors worldwide.That is why I think that the Aveva share price is going to continue where it left off at the beginning of this year, and grow impressively year in, year out. 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 Michael Baxtercenter_img 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. Michael Baxter has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. If you want to invest in the digital economy then Aveva shares are just the ticket Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

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5 UK shares I think could increase 20% this year

first_img It is easy to dream of returns from shares way ahead of the market. In practice it can be difficult to match, let alone beat the market. Over the past year, for example, the FTSE 100 index is down 2.5%. That means a lot of constituent shares show a negative return in that period.In this article my ambition may therefore sound modest but in fact is ambitious. I have picked five UK shares I think could add 20% to their share prices between today and later this year.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…Reopening shares for growthThe end of lockdown could bode well for some reopening shares.C&C Group owns drinks brands like Magners as well as a wholesale distribution business. Pubs reopening should mean a significant boost to revenues. This month, it said it looks to the current financial year “with increased optimism”.I think the brand portfolio should help C&C capitalise on pent-up demand in the on trade. However, the pandemic has put pressure on its finances. The impact of reopening may take time to show and indeed, some pubs may never regain their former patronage levels.WH Smith shares are up 87% over the past year. However, they have stumbled lately and lost 12% over the past couple of weeks. I think this could be a buying opportunity. More commuting should mean higher footfall in station stores. Its airport locations should also benefit as flight passenger numbers climb. Any further delays to reopening could hit the shares, though. I also wonder whether a shift to digital reading during lockdown could permanently hurt its sales of physical media.UK shares with digital growth storiesIt’s no secret I have high hopes for S4 Capital. Last year these UK shares more than doubled. But since December they have been in a trading pattern where share price growth seems to have paused. Tomorrow the agency is due to release full-year results.Executive chair Martin Sorrell has already said these will show like-for-like growth during the pandemic “at the north end of the market’s estimates”. I think the growth story could propel the shares up 20% this year. But the shares treading water may portend a shift in sentiment. The digital ad space is very crowded and S4 is only one of many players.A potentially more surprising pick for a digital growth story among UK shares is Morrison’s. The pandemic has seen many shoppers move purchases online. Morrison’s may trade on its traditional image but it is no digital slouch. In its peak trading period towards the end of last year its online sales more than tripled.The digital growth story could help shares appreciate further this year. But a downside is that due to delivery costs, digital sales are often less profitable for retailers than instore sales.Shifting investor sentimentTobacco shares have been out of favour in recent years. That has driven prices down. Lately, though, I think some investors have been bargain hunting. I know I have.British American Tobacco is up 11% over the past year. But I continue to see some possible upside. With its growing revenue, increasing profits, and 7.4% yield I still think these UK shares are undervalued. However, it could be hard to keep growing profits when tobacco use is declining. Many ESG investors shun tobacco stocks, reducing demand. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Christopher Ruane | Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 5 UK shares I think could increase 20% this year See all posts by Christopher Ruanecenter_img christopherruane owns shares of British American Tobacco and S4 Capital plc. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Morrisons. 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address 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.last_img read more

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12 texting tricks you didn’t know the iPhone could do

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. “Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and see whether someone is busy. If you get a “Sure,” or “Y,” or “K,” you can ring that person up.Texts used to be handy; now they’re an integral part of our lives. We hold entire conversations via text. We exchange GIFs, emojis, and videos with ease. Not sure what kind of butter to buy? Text your spouse a picture of two brands to get the answer.Waiting for that response can be painful, especially if you’re not even sure the person has seen your text. But there is a way. Click here to find out if the recipient has read your text messages.Here are iPhone texting tricks you wish you’ve known all along.Reply directly from a notificationIf you have an iPhone 6S (or later model), you’re probably familiar with 3D Touch even if you don’t use it very much. This feature lets you press your screen with different amounts of finger pressure to access more options. This is kind of like hovering over an icon with your mouse, but better. Once you start using 3D Touch, you get it.For example, with 3D Touch, you don’t have to open the Messages app to reply to a message. Just do a long hard press on the lock-screen text notification itself to reply. If you’re in a hurry, this feature will save you time, although 3D Touch does require some practice.More: iPhone 6s introduces 3D touchUse 3D Touch for quick repliesYou can also use 3D Touch for a long hard press on a text within the Messages app to send quick fun replies such as “like,” “heart,” “unlike,” “laughter” and question mark icons. This will spare you the task of browsing the full catalog of emojis for just the right one.Related: Not sure what your teenager is texting about? Click here for a chart of inappropriate emojis. Warning: Some are NSFW.Know how to copy and forwardCopying messages in Messenger can be tricky because it’s always hard to highlight a body of text on your phone using only your finger. But sometimes you want to forward the entire contents of text – to show it to someone else, to re-submit deleted info, or to archive important correspondence.Instead of copying and pasting a message’s text to forward it, you can simply “long press” a message (similar to quick reply). Tap More on the bottom menu, and then select the arrow on the bottom left corner to forward it. The original message’s content will be copied as a new message. Just select the recipients as usual.If it’s a really important text or conversation, save it outside of Messages. Click here to find out how to save your text messages.Share your location with a tapWhy would you need to share your location with anyone on the Messages app? Parties, for one. You can easily direct lots of people to an obscure location, such as a cabin at the end of a spidery gravel road in the middle of the night. In theory, you could also use it for emergencies.(For privacy reasons, you probably don’t want this feature on all the time. But in case you need it, you can easily share your location with anyone within the Messages app).To share your location in the Messages app: Open a conversation thread then tap the little “i” icon in the upper-right corner of your screen to open the contact’s details.To send your current location (including a map) to the particular contact, tap Send My Current Location.If you want to send someone regular updates about your location, you can tap Share My Location instead.On your kid’s phone, go to Contacts, and select your name.On your own contact page, scroll down and tap Share My Location.Choose between Share for One Hour, Share Until End of Day, or Share Indefinitely.Save data with this quick fix (Photo: Apple) Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSiPhoneTexting Previous articleThe Apopka Voice Townhall set for Seats #1 and #2Next articleThe curious history of Forest Avenue Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Sending photos via text messages can be data-intensive. If you have a mobile data cap, you can eat through it in no time. You don’t always need to send megabytes-worth of material by text message, especially when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi.To save bandwidth, you can opt to send low-quality photos in your iPhone text messages instead. Here how’s you do it: Go to Settings >> Messages >> and scroll all the way down and toggle Low-Quality Image Mode to On.Stop the irritating alertsThe good news is that iPhones will send you two text alerts when you receive a message, as well as the optional accompanying sounds. This is a default setting, and you’ll receive the two alerts within a two-minute interval. While this is great for most occasions, I personally found it redundant.To have your iPhone send single text alerts only, do this: Go to Settings >> Notifications >> Messages. Scroll down to Repeat Alert then set it to Never.More: How to silence your phone’s noisy, unrelenting alertsSilence maddening group messagesWe often join a group-texting session, and we get the information we need, and then we think, “Okay, I’m done. No need for more texts.” But still the alerts ping, ping, and ping away, and they can easily get overwhelming. Thankfully, you can silence these group alerts on your iPhone.To mute group message alerts, swipe left on the group message then tap Hide Alerts. You’ll then see a moon icon on the left side of the group to indicate that it’s muted. Nice.More: Is your iPhone battery causing your smartphone to run slowly? Here’s what to doMake it harder to respond to the wrong messageEven seasoned texters can get confused about which conversation they’re responding to, especially if you have several group-texting sessions happening simultaneously. To avoid embarrassing miscommunications, you can organize your group-texts by giving them individual labels.To name a group, simply open the conversation thread, tap the “i” icon on the top right then tap, Enter a Group Name.More: ‘How did I not know this?’ 5 digital tricks for everyday situationsKnow who texts without looking at your phoneSimilar to having special ringtones for your special someone, you also can set special text tones for specific contacts. This is great for knowing exactly who just sent you a text.To set up a special text tone on your iPhone, select the specific Contact (on the Contacts app or the Phone app), then tap “Edit” on the upper right. Now on the “Text Tone” section, change it from “Default” to something else. You can also change the specific contact’s vibration alert in this section.Block and silence the annoying onesDo you have contacts who keep annoying you with text messages? Well, on the iPhone, you can simply block that contact and silence them.Here’s how you do that: From the text conversation, tap the “i” icon on the top-right then tap the name or number at the tap. Select Block this Caller, then Block Contact to confirm. Don’t worry; you always have to option to unblock the contact later.More: iPhone calculator + hidden backspace feature = Internet freakouHide embarrassing notification previewsText notification previews are convenient. You can see the first few lines of a text before unlocking your phone, and thereby determine whether a response is urgent. The downside: Anyone can read your texts from the lock screen.If you want to keep your text previews hidden on the lock screen and save yourself from potential embarrassment, go to Settings >> Notifications >> Messages then scroll down to Show Previews to set to When Unlocked or Never.More: Take nude photos? What you can do to practice safer sextingStart using this alternative to long textsDon’t have time to tap away and send a long message to one of your friends? No problem.You can record a voice note using Messages so your friend will receive an audio clip. It saves you time on long messages and also gives them the personal touch of hearing your voice.Launch the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad.Tap on an existing conversation with the person you would like to send a voice note to.Tap and hold the microphone button and begin speaking into your phone’s microphone.Swipe upwards to the quick send button (looks like a message bubble with an arrow in it).If you mess up while recording, swipe your finger to the left in step 4 instead of upwards to cancel the voice message. Just tap and hold again to start the recording over.What questions do you have? Call my national radio show and click here to find it on your local radio station. You can listen to the Kim Komando Show on your phone, tablet or computer. From buying advice to digital life issues, click here for my free podcasts. Please enter your name here Share your location, silence chatty group messages and hide embarrassing notification previews. These are some of the lesser known features of Apple’s iPhone. From Kim Komando, and first published in USA TODAY The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

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Family House / Zette Ateliér

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Courtesy of Zette Ateliér+ 12 Share 2011 Architects: Zette Ateliér Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/392697/family-house-zette-atelier Clipboard Projects Year:  Area:  380 m² Area:  380 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2011 Housescenter_img Family House / Zette Ateliér “COPY” Czech Republic Family House / Zette AteliérSave this projectSaveFamily House / Zette AteliérSave this picture!Courtesy of Zette AteliérHouses•Mikulovice, Czech Republic CopySave this picture!Courtesy of Zette AteliérRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaTiles – Nanoconcept 7.0Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – BoulevardWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsText description provided by the architects. The house is located in Mikulovice, a quiet village near Pardubice, in a flat region surrounding the river of Elbe. Despite having only 1000 inhabitants, this village is currently going through a housing boom. The house site is situated between a baroque church and a forest. Just like the neighbouring ones, this housing lot was also made by restoring a former waste disposal site. Save this picture!Courtesy of Zette AteliérThere is no point in copying or denying history but one can seek inspiration there and re-present its proven qualities and functions with contemporary methods. In this regard, this building is a modern expression of a typical village house. Respecting the tradition of a saddle-roofed object, its final design reacts to the organic growth by adding another forms, which is a typical feature of village homes. Titan zinc roofing sheet and gutters represent elements of modern architecture. A gentle deviation from thoroughly rectangular scheme helps reducing the building´s mass and  widens the sunlit area. A narrowed variety of materials used (Polish granite tiles, bangkirai wood terrace decking, smooothly coloured plaster, titan zinc roofing sheet) reflects a rustic character, but also emphasizes the architectural expression of the house. The stacked stone wall surrounds the property on three sides, with two objects being attached to it from the inside, a small garden house with a staircase leading to tennis court and a parking space for four cars.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessZaha Hadid – World Architecture ExhibitionEventPink Flamingo / Stephane MaupinSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/392697/family-house-zette-atelier Clipboard Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeZette AteliérOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMikuloviceHousesCzech RepublicPublished on June 27, 2013Cite: “Family House / Zette Ateliér” 27 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Shutdown nears 30-day mark

first_imgprintThe fourth week of the government shutdown is coming to a close and there is still no solution in sight.What exactly is a government shutdown?According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a government shutdown is when appropriation bills for the fiscal year are not passed. Every year, Congress has to pass a budget in the form of 12 bills, and the president has to approve. If that does not take place, a shutdown occurs.Doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that the office will be closed during the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)During a shutdown, federal agencies discontinue non-essential activity. In recent days, the administration has called some people back to work – still without pay.What are necessary and non-essential functions?While each federal agency has its own plan in case a shutdown should occur, most necessary functions are those related to public safety. For example, border protection, air traffic control and law enforcement are still operating, though employees are working without pay. While it sounds like the public would not be impacted, the non-essential functions that would cease are food and environment inspections by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration, benefit verification for social security and Medicare, national park operation and the IRS activity.Note: Some FDA workers, as well as 46,000 IRS workers, have been called back.How are federal employees affected?Erwin Guzman drops a food and supply donation for TSA workers at Orlando International Airport. (AP Photo/John Raoux)Still, thousands of federal employees are furloughed, thus not allowed to work or receive pay. Historically, these employees have received back pay for the work they missed. Congress has passed legislation authorizing retroactive pay, but Trump has yet to sign it.When else have government shutdowns occurred?There have been six total government shutdowns since 1990. Only three have affected operations for more than three days, two under President Bill Clinton in 1995 and 1996 and one under President Barack Obama in 2013. This is the longest the government has ever been shut down.What are they fighting about?The president and congressional leaders are at odds over funding the promised border wall. President Trump wants $5.7 billion to help build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Democrats offered $1.6 billion for “border security,” not specifically a wall, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called “immoral.”In the past 27 days about 800,000 federal workers have been affected by the shutdown according to the New York Times. A typical federal worker has missed $5,000 in pay so far.Even without pay, many workers continue to show up for many reasons, including a ban on government workers striking and strong beliefs in what they do. Alexa Hines TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Alumnus to reopen local bar Twitter Twitter Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ + posts Linkedin Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Facebook Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Linkedin Seniors react to postponing May Commencement Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. Federal employee Marcus Walker joined other federal employees and supporters at the Sacramento International Airport calling for President Donald Trump and Washington lawmakers to end the partial government shutdown, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages change Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Previous articleFourth quarter comeback snaps Horned Frogs three-game slideNext articleInjury-plagued Fisher transferring from TCU Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media ReddItlast_img read more

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Venezuela censors its political crisis

first_imgIn addition to the direct censorship and violence, the past month in Venezuela has also seen unusual information blackouts and restrictions on access to social networks, which are massively used by Maduro’s opponents. On 23 January alone, the local NGO Espacio Público has counted no fewer than 17 direct attacks against journalists, including arbitrary detentions, confiscation of equipment and violence by police or soldiers.“This persecution of journalists by the Venezuelan state apparatus is utterly counter-productive and reinforces President Maduro’s isolation,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “Press freedom is in great danger in Venezuela. The Maduro administration must stop censoring and systematically obstructing journalists’ work and must instead guarantee their safety. In this time of trouble, the freedom to inform is more essential than ever for all Venezuelans.” On 21 January, shortly after an attempted uprising by a military unit in Zulia state that was widely covered on social networks and by online media outlets, there were several Internet cuts in the region, affecting YouTube and Google Search users in particular, combined with restrictions on access to Twitter and Instagram. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Periscope services were all temporarily blocked yesterday in Venezuela, according to NetBlocks, an international NGO that monitors the Internet. The online encyclopedia Wikipedia has meanwhile been inaccessible in Venezuela since 12 January. Organisation January 29, 2019 Venezuela censors its political crisis Luis ROBAYO / AFP Follow the news on Venezuela News VenezuelaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expressionViolence VenezuelaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expressionViolence News News News Internet cuts and cyber-space regulation The 24-hour news service broadcast by the Chilean public broadcaster TVN, normally available in Venezuela on the DirectTV cable channel 708, was taken off the air on the direct orders of Venezuela’s National Commission for Telecommunications (CONATEL). Other TV channels such as Venevisión and Televen interrupted their broadcasts on 23 January when Guaidó began delivering his speech and took his oath of office. César Miguel Rondón, a much respected radio presenter who has been hosting the morning news and current affairs programme Circuito Éxitos for 30 years, announced on the air on 24 January that he could not provide details about the political crisis nor broadcast his traditional editorial because “the circumstances do not permit it.” His programme was subsequently taken off the air, and yesterday he said: “This was not self-censorship. It was full-blown censorship that silenced us.” This trend is all the more disturbing in the wake of a leak to the media a few days ago revealing the existence of a proposed “Cyberspace Law” designed to increase the government’s power to control Internet access and use. On 23 January, RSF joined a national and international NGO coalition in voicing concern about the bill. New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets June 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the disastrous climate for journalists in Venezuela, where the deepening political crisis has been accompanied by increasingly blatant and disturbing censorship of non-governmental media. The government must respect the freedom to inform, RSF says. On 23 January, the day that national assembly president Juan Guaidó declared himself to be interim president amid major demonstrations and clashes throughout the country, no national TV channel broadcast Guaidó’s address, while the authorities harassed and attacked independent media outlets critical of President Nicolás Maduro that tried to cover these historic events. Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela RSF_en to go further Censorship and restricted access to news August 25, 2020 Find out more Venezuela is ranked 143rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. January 13, 2021 Find out more What with arrests of reporters, confiscation of their equipment, police violence against  them during demonstrations, Internet cuts and outright broadcast bans, access to objective and pluralist reporting has been virtually impossible for most Venezuelans during the past few days of historic developments and turmoil. Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Personnel from the General Directorate for Military Counter-Intelligence (DGCIM) and the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN) stormed the offices of three media outlets – Global TV, Noticia Al Día and Aventura TV – in Maracaibo, the capital of the northwestern state of Zulia, on 23 January, smashing electronic equipment and cutting Internet access. Global TV’s broadcast signal was suspended on the grounds that it “broadcast Juan Guaidó’s speech live.” Receive email alerts Finally, RSF points out that Billy Six, a German journalist arrested on 17 November, is still being held at the Helicoide military prison in Caracas for “violating a security zone,” a charge for which there is absolutely no evidence. The charge was brought before a military court in the northwestern state of Falcón, which was due to hold an initial hearing on 23 January. It was cancelled because of a failure to transfer Six to Falcón for the hearing. RSF reiterates its call for due process for this journalist and for his immediate release.last_img read more

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Ignorance Of Law Is No Excuse, Kerala HC Tells German Citizen Who Believed He Became Indian Citizen By Naturalization [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesIgnorance Of Law Is No Excuse, Kerala HC Tells German Citizen Who Believed He Became Indian Citizen By Naturalization [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 Aug 2020 5:35 AMShare This – xIgnorance of Law is no excuse, the Kerala High Court told a man who said that he believed that he has acquired Indian Citizenship through naturalization Roland Moesle had approached the High Court seeking Anticipatory Bail after a crime was registered against him under Sections 12(1)(c) of the Passports Act and Section 3 r/w Section 14(a), (c) of the…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?LoginIgnorance of Law is no excuse, the Kerala High Court told a man who said that he believed that he has acquired Indian Citizenship through naturalization Roland Moesle had approached the High Court seeking Anticipatory Bail after a crime was registered against him under Sections 12(1)(c) of the Passports Act and Section 3 r/w Section 14(a), (c) of the Foreigners Act. Before the Court, he submitted that he was a German Citizen and entered India with a valid German Passport valid till 2011. Later he started a Company and obtained PAN in the name of the Company and himself. He submitted that PAN card and Aadhaar were very liberally granted to him without any questions being asked about his citizenship and thus he believed that Citizenship through naturalization was granted to him.Addressing these submissions, Justice Ashok Menon said: Ignorance of the law is no excuse.. He should have consulted knowledgeable persons to find out the manner in which he could acquire the Citizenship of India. Hence, his act of continuing his residence in India is definitely a violation of the provisions stated above.The Court, however, noted that the maximum punishment prescribed for the violation is less than seven years and therefore the benefit of the Full Bench decision would come to his aid. Since there is no possibility of the accused absconding, the bench said it is inclined to grant anticipatory bail with stringent conditions. Directing the accused to surrender before the investigating officer within two weeks, the court said that, in the event of his being arrested, he shall be released on bail on the execution of bond for Rs.1,00,000 with two solvent sureties, each for the like amount, preferably from Lakshadweep, to the satisfaction of the investigating officer. Other usual bail conditions have also been imposed.Case name: ROLAND MOESLE vs. UNION TERRITORY OF LAKSHADWEEPCase no.: Bail Appl..No.4708 OF 2020 Coram: Justice Ashok Menon Counsel: Adv M.R.SARIN and SCGC MANU.SClick here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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