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Looking beyond the headlines, I think Cineworld shares are at a bargain price

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Looking beyond the headlines, I think Cineworld shares are at a bargain price  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” 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.center_img 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. There are two ways of looking at Cineworld (LSE:CINE). Either it’s a classic example of an indebted company with a product that is going out of fashion, that cannot possibly survive a crisis such as the coronavirus. Or it’s a bargain. Cineworld boss Mooky Greidinger has skin in the game. The Greidinger family owns 28% of Cineworld. His family’s fortune is closed linked to the performance of the company he leads. That’s a good start. 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…Then there’s product. I simply don’t think critics of the cinema business model understand how disruption works. Cinema is not like shopping, it’s a social pursuit. For some, it’s an important part of the dating ritual. For others, it’s a chance to do something with friends. Netflix does not compete with cinema, as Cineworld critics say; it complements it. Cineworld’s debtsBefore the coronavirus pandemic, there were fears about Cineworld’s debts. I believe that underpinning those fears was a mistaken view about the future of the cinema.Coronavirus is clearly having a massively negative affect on cinema. This will probably get worse. The obvious argument suggests that indebted Cineworld can not survive such a crisis.The auditors said words to that effect as part of Cineworld’s annual results, announced on 12 March. Unsurprisingly, media headlines related to Cineworld were full of woe. Also unsurprisingly, Cineworld shares have taken a hit. Over the last month, Cineworld shares have lost two-thirds of their value, and almost three-quarters of their value this year.Are shares cheap? The market valuation of Cineworld is now £776m. In the financial year ending 31 December 2019, operating profit was £724m, just £50m less than market cap. Net profit after tax was £180m, around a quarter of market valuation. That is one extremely low price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio.If Cineworld goes bust, then any P/E ratio is too high.On the other hand, if words spoken by Greidinger are right, then shares are at a bargain basement price.Greidinger was quick to admit he didn’t know how the coronavirus will pan out — let’s face it, none of us do. But he also pointed out that a big proportion of Cineworld’s costs are variable. It doesn’t pay for films until they are shown, for example.Rent is a problem, as are rates — if business rates and rent carries on being paid as normal, then Cineworld would have challenges. But why would local government or landlords force Cineworld, a vital contributor to their income, into bankruptcy?Greidinger made a powerful case for suggesting that the company can hold on during an extended period of cinemas being closed.He also suggested that when the virus finally recedes, we will see a rush of big movie releases as films, initially planned for the spring, finally hit the big screen. The latest Bond film is an example of this.Greidinger speculated that the six months following the coronavirus could see the most active period in cinema history.Cineworld shares are not for cautious investors. The company may fail to hold on. Whatever you do, don’t invest all your money into this company. But for a risky punt that could pay off handsomely, Cineworld shares seem enticing.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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NCC laments opening of US embassy in Jerusalem

first_img Rector Bath, NC Comments are closed. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (13) PJ Cabbiness says: May 16, 2018 at 12:39 pm It’s so strange that evangelicals are so ignorant of the history of the middle East. When will they join the twentieth century let alone the twenty first century. Jesus doesn’t need a physical place to return to. He returns to me every morning and closes my eyes every night. We are dust and to dust we will return. What more can we ask than that we are his forever. Dianne Elaine Delaney nee Mitten says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group B Higgins says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET May 16, 2018 at 3:14 pm My God, folks, 61 human beings, including a six-month old baby and a double-amputee in a wheelchair, armed only with stones and kites, were massacred on Monday and the United States Government blames the victims…victims, desperate, despairing, seeking only to escape their open air prison. It is time to move beyond chagrin and lamentations. It is time to DO something. For God’s sake – for Jesus who must be crying this morning – DO something. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service May 17, 2018 at 2:13 pm There are many separate issues here, none of which should be mistakenly mixed into or conflated with the rest. Who speaks about Jerusalem from whatever perspective is really not the point. The issue is simple in that Jerusalem has been and is the capital of Israel. That was decided. Whoever else besides Israel’s government speaks about it doesn’t matter. The truth remains whether energetic evangelicals agree with it, whether Palestinian immigrants don’t agree with it, whether the past 6 US presidents promoted it (and they did), and whether or not the NCC agrees. Israel has a right to a country that was created for them without constant interlopers trying to out-populate them, and they have a right to the capital of their choice, and recognizing those facts cannot be equated to racism, sin, or ignorance. Pleasing the Palestinians (whoever they are) and the surrounding Arab/Muslim countries is impossible because they do not believe in the legitimacy of Israel. A second holocaust is the only cure for the Israeli reality that Hamas and many others favor, and the deafening silence of the NCC about that calls into question the relevance of liberal Protestant voices.Whatever the National Council of Churches was 60 years ago they stopped being quite some time ago and their voice is better confined to issues for which they receive a thorough education. May 17, 2018 at 12:00 am Right or wrong, President Trump had the courage to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem. He kept his campaign promise. As always in any situation, time will tell if this was the right move. However one can expect more trouble in that region! An open air prison cannot continue … Palestinians need to live in dignity and leave a better society for their descendants.In the past, there were some countries that had their embassies in Jerusalem which were shut down under UN pressure. I am sure Israel did not like this.Concerning the controversial pastors leading the prayers, it only goes to show that no matter what your political leanings or beliefs, one can always find pastors to support your cause. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Marlene Talbott-Green PhD says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Israel-Palestine AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Larry Waters says: Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Andrew Poland says: May 17, 2018 at 11:25 am According to CNN reports Hamas claims that 50 of those that were killed were members of Hamas, the organizers of the riots. If you watch any of the videos you’ll see the “peaceful” protestors burning tires, throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at the IDF forces. Men are approaching the border fence with babies in their arms taunting the IDF. The Israelis showed great restraint in my opinion. The NCC should butt out. Posted May 16, 2018 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 mike geibel says: Rector Smithfield, NC May 17, 2018 at 11:24 pm How about the NCC condemning the violence against Christians in the mid-east by murderous members of “religious sects”? If a robber breaks into your house and is killed by the homeowner, it’s the robber’s fault NCC!!! Same situation in Israel, you leftist morons of the NCC. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [National Council of Churches] The National Council of Churches laments the move of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. We have previously warned that such an unwise and prejudicial action would make a peace settlement even more difficult to achieve and would indeed lead to violence.  The deadly violence that followed the opening of the embassy bears out the truth of this warning.At the time of this writing, at the border between Israel and Gaza, at least 61 Palestinians who were protesting the opening of the embassy have been killed by Israeli forces and 2,700 more have been injured.  This is in addition to dozens already killed and thousands more wounded in recent weeks leading up to this move. The National Council of Churches condemns this violent and disproportionate response by Israeli forces.  We consider it an illustration of the failure of Israel, the United States, and the international community to address the injustice of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and the inability to conclude a two-state solution.Moreover, we are deeply chagrined that Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist minister who has condemned Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Mormons, and others to hell led prayers at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. We are further disappointed by the presence of evangelical pastor John Hagee, a proponent of the misguided theology of Christian Zionism, among the invited speakers.  Their unfortunate participation in this ceremony reflects the reality that yesterday’s event in Jerusalem represents pandering to a segment of evangelical Christianity here in the U.S. rather than an affirmation of the hopes, dreams, aspirations, and prayers of Christians who live in the Holy Land.Finally, the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem illustrates the increasing isolation of our country within the international community when it comes to policy in the region.  In failing to help constructively address the prolonged crisis in Syria, and after unilaterally withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, yesterday’s event in Jerusalem reflects the United States’ apparent abdication of its role as an honest proponent, broker, and partner for peace.center_img Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group May 16, 2018 at 5:58 pm Any life lost due to violence is tragic, Vicki. You seem to indicate the victims intentionally put the baby and disabled in harm’s way during this escape. That sounds deeply concerning. What solutions are available for these people so desperate? Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ May 17, 2018 at 8:21 am I’m sorry, I seem to be lost here. The “Nation” part of the “National Council of Churches” is referring to the United States, right? If that’s the case, and they want to lament evangelicals and heretics (which I totally think there ought be more of), then maybe they ought to start off by going after the whack-o’s that run rampant here in the US. Maybe they ought to stop that creep on late-nite TV who sells his “Miracle Manna”. Maybe they ought to go to African American churches and stop them from referring to themselves as “Prophet” or “Bishop” (when he wasn’t elected), and insist that they have same-sex marriages and transgender baptisms. Oh, and they can fight to shut down the new-wave colonization of “disadvantaged countries” by evangelists. I focus a bit there on the railing against evangelists part for two reasons. One, evangelism as well as progressivism are the two extremes that are destroying our church, therefore anytime I see them getting fussed at, I like it. Two, considering that outside of complaining about American evangelists, the issue regards Israeli policy and Palestinian refugees, I fail to see how that involves an American National Council of Churches. That’s like me issuing a statement about Israel. I live in Louisiana. So yeah. I think my big takeaway from this is that the NCC is a bunch of opportunists and chicken**** progressives just looking to score political points. Why don’t you jerks get off the politics and culture war crap and actually minister to your flocks? With as “involved” as you all are, how do we still have homelessness, abuse, et cetera here at home? How do you expect anyone to take you seriously? Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ B Higgins says: Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing NCC laments opening of US embassy in Jerusalem May 16, 2018 at 6:24 pm Once again, biased, factually incorrect, politicized anti-Sematism in action. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem May 17, 2018 at 6:31 pm William Daily: If I read the message from the NCC, it is not in any sense a rant against Israel.It is a statement of how this group thinks about the appearance and the substance of religious participation in the “celebration” of the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Don’t turn it into anything else, especially as rants against the US Churches, please. Bill Louis says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab May 16, 2018 at 12:41 pm It would be interesting to hear the Council’s recommendation for a proportionate respones to the protest violence. Maybe I will read further to see where violent protests are denounced with equal fervor. Joe Prasad says: Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Doug Desper says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Ecumenical & Interreligious, May 17, 2018 at 5:24 am The loss of life is indeed tragic, and indiscriminate shooting into a crowd should be condemned if it occurred.. Israel apparently warned that it would shoot at protesters approaching the fence. Why would any mother or father take a child to a violent riot where it is known the Israeli police or soldiers will fire weapons at individuals who approach the fence? Why are church leaders not appealing to the Palestinian protesters to keep their distance from the fence?I do agree with the questioning of inviting Robert Jeffress to offer a prayer given his hurtful pronouncements that Mormons are members of a cult and that Jews and Muslims who do not convert to Christianity cannot go to heaven. I don;t think that who goes to heaven and who does not is his decision. May 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm Thus comes the anticipated rant against Israel. One can only imagine the glee if the rioters had succeeded in breaking thru the wall and killing Israelis. There would be no claim that the rioters acted in a “violent and disproportionate” manner. It is very easy to be holier than thou when the survival of your country and its citizens are not at risk. The National Council of Churches better get used to the fact that Israel is there to stay. If the Council truly seeks peace its efforts would be better spent convincing Hamas of that fact. Vicki Gray says: william dailey says: last_img read more

Service dogs can help veterans with PTSD – growing evidence shows…

first_img TAGSAnxietyBenefitsChallengesDepressionhealthInterventionsMental HealthMilitaryPTSDService DogsSuicideThe ConversationTherapyTreatmentVeterans Previous articleDon’t Delay, LANGD Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Season TodayNext articleEven with this year’s pay raise and $1000 bonus for teachers, Florida will still rank one of lowest in nation Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Training for service dogs starts very early. AP Photo/Allen G. Breed By Leanne Nieforth, Ph.D. Student, Purdue University and Marguerite E. O’Haire, Associate Professor of Human-Animal Interaction, Purdue UniversityAs many as 1 in 5 of the roughly 2.7 million Americans deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder.PTSD, a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening traumatic event, is a complex condition and can be hard to treat. Our lab is studying whether service dogs can help these military veterans, who may also have depression and anxiety – and run an elevated risk of death by suicide – in addition to having PTSD.We’ve been finding that once veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder get service dogs, they tend to feel less depressed and less anxious and miss work less frequently.Complementing other forms of treatmentThe traditional treatments for PTSD, such as talk therapy and medication, do work for many veterans. But these approaches do not alleviate the symptoms for all veterans, so a growing number of them are seeking additional help from PTSD service dogs.The nation’s estimated 500,000 service dogs aid people experiencing a wide array of conditions that include visual or hearing impairments, psychological challenges, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.For our PTSD research, we partner with K9s For Warriors and Canine Companions for Independence, two of many nonprofits that train service dogs to work with veterans with PTSD.Service dogs assist people with disabilities of all kinds, including PTSD.There is no single breed that can help people this way. These dogs can be anything from purebred Labrador retrievers to shelter mixes.Unlike emotional support dogs or therapy dogs, service dogs must be trained to do specific tasks – in this case, helping alleviate PTSD symptoms. In keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act, service dogs are allowed in public places where other dogs are not.Reducing anxietyService dogs can help vets with PTSD in many ways. The most common tasks include helping veterans remain calm and interrupting their anxiety. The veterans said they are asking their dogs to calm or comfort them from anxiety five times per day and that their dogs independently interrupted their anxiety three times per day on average.Service dogs can help veterans with PTSD relax when they’re shopping for groceries, a common trigger for their symptoms of this condition.Barcroft Media via Getty ImagesFor example, a dog may “cover” a veteran at a supermarket, allowing its owner to calmly turn to take something off the shelf, because veterans with PTSD can get startled if they don’t know if someone is approaching and benefit if their dogs signal that this is happening. If a veteran starts to have a panic attack, a service dog can nudge its owner to “alert” and interrupt the anxiety. At that point, the veteran can focus on petting the dog to re-center on the present – ideally preventing or minimizing the panic attack.Aside from the tasks that their dogs are trained to do, veterans also shared that the love and companionship they get from simply being with their dogs is helping make their PTSD easier to manage.Once veterans got service dogs, they described themselves in surveys as more satisfied with their lives, said they felt a greater sense of well-being and deemed themselves as having better relationships with friends and loved ones.We have also measured levels of cortisol, commonly called the “stress hormone,” in veterans with service dogs. We found they had patterns closer to adults without PTSD.Challenges and extra responsibilitiesNot all veterans are willing or able to benefit from having their own service dogs.Being accompanied by dogs in public can draw attention to the veterans. Some veterans appreciate this attention and the way it encourages them to get out of their shell, while others dread having to avoid well-meaning, dog-loving strangers. We’ve found that veterans do not expect this challenge, but often experience it.Service dogs can also make it harder to travel, since bringing a dog along can require more planning and effort, especially because many people don’t understand the legal rights of people with service dogs and may ask inappropriate questions or create barriers that they aren’t legally allowed to do. Many experts believe educating the public about service dogs could alleviate these challenges.What’s more, feeding, walking, grooming and otherwise taking care of a dog also entails additional responsibilities, including making sure they see a veterinarian from time to time.There can also be a new sense of stigma that goes along with making a disability that might otherwise be hidden readily apparent. Someone who has PTSD might not stick out until they get a service dog that is always present.Most veterans say it’s worth it because the benefits tend to outweigh the challenges, especially when appropriate expectations are set. Clinicians can play a role in helping veterans realize in advance what caring for the animal entails, to make the intervention positive for both the veterans and the dogs.We are now completing the first registered clinical trial comparing what happens when these veterans get the usual PTSD interventions with what happens when they get that same treatment in addition to a trained service dog.As our research proceeds, we are trying to see how the effects of a service dog last over time, how the service dogs affect veterans’ families and how we can support the partnership between veterans and their service dogs.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. 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. 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$675 million raised since 11th September disasters

first_img$675 million raised since 11th September disasters 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. US disaster relief non-profits have raised $675 million since September 11th.American emergency and relief organisations have received $675 million since the disasters in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on 11 September. The American Red Cross has raised over $211 million and the Salvation Army has raised $21 million.Catholic Charities USA received $200,000 in online donations in the first week after the disasters. This is a 600% increase on the usual online income the charity receives in that period, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 26 September 2001 | News  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

AOL and Yahoo! to charge companies for guaranteed delivery of emails

first_img Howard Lake | 9 February 2006 | News  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital E-mail service providers AOL and Yahoo! will shortly be charging companies on a per message basis in order to guarantee that emails send to customers on their networks will be delivered. The companies describe this as a contribution to reducing spam, but they both stand to generate considerable income from the system, including from charities, if it takes off.The paid-for certified email system will be run by US company Goodmail which has already by tested by the American Red Cross for its online fundraising, according to The Times. Yahoo! and AOL say that as well as serving legitimate email marketers it will help their users by reducing the volume of spam they receive, as each message they receive will have a stamp of authentication.Over the years there have been plenty of urban myths about email taxes, but this is a genuine development. While it goes against the original ethos of the Internet of all data being treated in the same way, it could signify the maturing of the email marketing industry. Spammers are unlikely to wish to pay up for sending millions of messages, whereas professional marketers might well choose to pay the minimal amounts to ensure that their targeted messages reach the intended AOL or Yahoo! recipient. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Rick Christ of US online fundraising advisers npadvisors.com is similarly sanguine. In his latest e-fund news he suggests: “if it helps block spam from other senders, and increases the “open rate” of your emails, then it’s a good thing.”That said, the very low costs of email fundraising could now be challenged if the two major providers charge charities to use the system. Louise Cook, writing on the Fundraising Technology blog, raises the question of “whether AOL and Yahoo! will prove this isn’t just a way to make money by offering this service for free to charities and good causes”, adding “(in the UK too, please!)”. She is not optimistic though.Nevertheless it seems there won’t be charges at first for charities. According to Dr Ralph Wilson’s Web Marketing Today (8 Feb 2006), “qualifying non-profits will not be charged through 2006.” To be clear, the new system won’t stop email messages reaching AOL and Yahoo! customers sent by companies or charities that don’t pay to use the system, but equally there will be, as there is now, no guarantee hat they will be delivered.What can you do now? At the very least you should ask Yahoo! and AOL subscribers to add your address or domain in their email address book, which should help messages from you pass through through the spam filters to reach them. AOL and Yahoo! to charge companies for guaranteed delivery of emails 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

Government’s Internal review into Donegal planning to be examined

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – August 3, 2012 Previous articleHollywood star congratulates Donegal teens on their leadership awardsNext articleAdverse weather and blight puts Donegal potato farmers under pressure News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Government’s Internal review into Donegal planning to be examined HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook The Department of the Environment is seeking an independent planning expert to examine its internal review of alleged planning irregularities published last June.The review of complaints about planning in seven local authority areas found “deficiencies” but no evidence of corruption or abuse of public office by officials.The internal review was criticised as a “whitewash” by Opposition parties who claimed it was an attempt to cover up bad planning decisions.The expert is to be appointed in September and must report by the end of the year. They will be tasked with reviewing the recommendations and findings of the report and may also make additional recommendations.The local authorities at the centre of the inquiry included Donegal county council.The review found no evidence of criminality or corruption but found poor administration and weaknesses in the implementation of planning law. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ News Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

[Sudarshan TV ”UPSC Jihad” Show] SC Defers Hearing As The Central Govt. Issues Notice To Channel On Complaint Against The Programme [Read Order]

first_imgTop Stories[Sudarshan TV ”UPSC Jihad” Show] SC Defers Hearing As The Central Govt. Issues Notice To Channel On Complaint Against The Programme [Read Order] Mehal Jain And Sanya Talwar23 Sep 2020 4:50 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing in the Sudarshan TV matter to October 5, to allow the channel to respond to the show-cause notice issued to it by the Central government to explain the apparent violations on its part.At the outset, Advocate Kaleeswaram Raj sought 15-20 minutes time to make submissions on behalf of Asianet founder Shashi Kumar, an intervenor, who he…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 on Wednesday adjourned the hearing in the Sudarshan TV matter to October 5, to allow the channel to respond to the show-cause notice issued to it by the Central government to explain the apparent violations on its part.At the outset, Advocate Kaleeswaram Raj sought 15-20 minutes time to make submissions on behalf of Asianet founder Shashi Kumar, an intervenor, who he described as “the founder of the first satellite TV channel, and the principal of the Asian College of Journalism”.”Time is not lost in listening to good submissions. But all good things have to come to some closure…”. said Justice D. Y. Chandrachud.At this point, SG Tushar Mehta interjected to point out that the Central government has today issued notice to the Managing Durector of Sudarshan TV. He read out the last portion of the notice- “Sudarshan TV is directed to give a written explanation on the apparent violation of the Programme Code, section 20(3) of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995, and the Uplinking and Downlinking Policy Guidelines of 2011 by September 28…If the response is not received till the said date, it shall be presumed that the channel has nothing to say on the matter, and further action shall be proceeded ex-parte in accordance with the law””My suggestion would be to please defer this hearing to after 28…we can’t prejudge the government’s decision; the channel is also due to reply…and it is a detailed show-cause notice, displaying the facts which prima facie do not seem in confirmity with the Programme Code…we can’t pre-empt the government’s decision…”, urged the SG.”But the Programme would have even been over by now if the Court had not intervened”, remarked Justice Chandrachud, though showing inclination to “reflect on the notice and stand over the hearing to after September 28, allowing the government the opportunity to examine”.”It would be better if Your Lordships’ intervention is as of the last resort”, pressed the SG.As the bench was about to rise to confer on the issue of adjournment, Advocate Shahrukh Alam sought to attract the court’s attention to an earlier argument in the matter- “It was asked, ‘Would the Constitutional Court open itself to judicial arbitrariness, picking up this one case and enforcing the rule of law on this one case?'””I never said judicial arbitrariness…I said ‘forget the facts as a proposition'”, began the SG, urging Justice Chadrachud to explain that Ms. Alam was responding to an earlier affidavit.”We’ve come to you under Article 32, for there has been a violation of Article 21. Additionally, there is continuing violation by executive action…such manifest arbitrariness is a violation of Article 14…”, continued Ms. Alam.”It is the duty of the Constitutional Court to correct that…this is different from enforcing the rule of law”, she argued.Reading from an article on judicial arbitrariness, she spoke of giving effect to Article 14 so far as policies and executive action are concerned.The SG reiterated that it would be better if the hearing were deferred. “But the interim order (against the telecast of the show) would continue!”, stressed Senior Advocate Anoop Chaudhuri, for the petitioner. “Yes, yes, it will”, said the SG.”The Cable TV Networks Act, in its sections 19 and 20, provides for a regulatory mechanism…but the opacity is that it is not clear who is complaining to whom and what should be the timelines…”, Ms. Alam sought to press on, but the bench finally rose to discuss the point of deferment.When the bench reconvened, Justice Chandrachud ventured, “The SG has made a suggestion that since the Central government has given a show-cause notice to the channel, we stand over this hearing to after 28, by which time the channel will have responded…”. “There is no objection from the petitioners’ side”, assured Mr. Chaudhuri.Advocate Gautam Bhatia submitted that though he had no objection to the hearing being deferred, he was concerned about the larger issue of guidelines (as regards free speech, communalisation and the wider ramifications on the public at large), that only a part of the issue would be resolved by the decision of the central government and the entire gamut of issues, raised in the course of the trajectory that the case has taken, would not be covered. Senior Advocate Arvind Datar also mentioned that he is concerned with the larger issue. The SG conveyed that he would not persuade the court to not look into such other issues.”We are, not for a moment, saying that the matter is concluded…the SG is only saying that since the matter is sub-judice, that since the court is seized of the matter, and since the government has issued notice returnable on September 28, the hearing may be held after that”, assured Justice Chandrachud. The judge, noting that Mr. Chaudhuri has no objection to the notice, asked if any other counsel opposed the request of the SG.”My suggestion is that the hearing be deferred…not that I am seeking time”, explained the SG.”Fair enough. So the response will come by 28…we can keep the matter after that…but since we are seized of the matter, we hope you will keep us apprised of the resolution/decision on the matter”, Justice Chandrachud said to the SG.The judge asked the SG if the government would hear the petitioner in giving its decision. “There will be no departure from the provisions of the law. And the provisions don’t contemplate any such hearing…”, replied the SG.At this, Justice K. M. Joseph inquired, “You say hearing the petitioner would not be possible? Here, there is a complaint, and then there is to be action on that complaint…the principle of action is based on statutes, common law and the principles of natural justice…would it be completely illegal to hear the petitioner?””It would not be illegal…things can be added to or read into provisions…but there may be 10,000 complaints against a particular programme. It is not possible to hear them all”, replied the SG.”If the petitioner is heard, it would be better”, pressed Justice Joseph. Not finding the idea very amicable, the SG said, “But if there is any adverse order, Your Lordships can always hear the petitioner”.”In cases of unauthorised constructions also, we always ask the municipal corporation to hear the complainant and then pass an order…”, observed Justice Chandrachud.”In the peculiar facts of this case, Your Lordships may examine whether it is necessary…A bad fact, or a fact appealed to you beyond a point, must not become a bad precedent…the government may take a call on hearing anyone it wants, but it can’t happen on the basis of your directions, I respectfully submit…”, advanced the SG.Even as Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde, appearing for NGO Zakat Foundation, said that since they are “in the centre of the controversy”, they be heard, the SG repeated that the government shall take a call.”There is nothing illegal in it…let the petitioner make a representation to the government…”, urged Justice Chandrachud.”This is not a decision on a lis between A and B…it concerns the exercise of legislative power…”, said the SG”So there is broad consensus to stand over the hearing to next week…Mr. Chaudhuri, are you pressing to be heard before the government or would you want to be heard here?”, asked Justice Chandrachud.”We want to be heard as well…also, if an adverse order is passed, we want to be able to impugn it here…like earlier, when they were given a green signal (the MoI&B having permitted the broadcast on September 10), we had got relief here (the Supreme Court had subsequently stayed the airing of the show on September 15)…”, responded Mr. Chaudhuri.”That is the least you will be entitled to…”, assured Justice Chandrachud.”Also, section 20(3) is not a complaint procedure, but the power of the central government…it is not the power which determines the lis between A & B…”, stressed the SG.”In the event my client files a complaint with the government, you may hear us…”, ventured Mr. Hegde. “But you haven’t filed a complaint as yet…If you do, you may be heard”, pointed out Justice Chandrachud, even as the SG reiterated that “everything will happen in accordance with the law”.The bench rose once again to confer. When it reconvened, Justice Chandrachud proceeded to dictate the order- “During the course of the hearing, the SG has stated that the central government has, in exercise of the power conferred on it by section 20(3) of Cable TV Networks Act, 1995, issued notice to show cause to Sudarshan TV today. Since the notice is stated to be returnable on 28.9.2020, he has sought a deference of the hearing to allow the government to take a considered view of the matter. We have heard the counsel on the suggestion of the SG. We are of the view that since the notice to show cause has been issued presently, it will be appropriate to list the matter on October 5…”The order further requires that the notice be dealt with in accordance with the law, and that a report be submitted to the court, iterating the progress in the matter. The bench clarified that further steps in pursuance of the notice shall be subject to the proceedings of the court and its further orders. However, the interim order of September 15, staying the telecast of the TV show in question, has been directed to continue in operation.Finally, advocate Ravi Sharma sought to make a submission on behalf of intervenor Madhu Kishwar- “Earlier, my comments were deemed to be hate speech. Now I have filed an intervention application. I only want 20 minutes of the court’s time…””Intervenors keep getting added. We cannot give 20 minutes of judicial time to each of them…the intervenors may make written submissions”, said Justice Chandrachud.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Karnataka High Court Strikes Down Rules Levying Extra Fee On Minor Minerals From Other States

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka High Court Strikes Down Rules Levying Extra Fee On Minor Minerals From Other States Mustafa Plumber9 Jan 2021 6:39 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has struck down Rule 42 (7) of the Karnataka Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 1994, introduced by way of an amendment dated June 30, 2020, holding it to be unconstitutional and ultra vires to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. Following this order the government will not be able collect an amount of Rupees seventy per metric ton,…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 Karnataka High Court has struck down Rule 42 (7) of the Karnataka Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 1994, introduced by way of an amendment dated June 30, 2020, holding it to be unconstitutional and ultra vires to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. Following this order the government will not be able collect an amount of Rupees seventy per metric ton, from the person who transports the processed building stone materials like aggregates or jelly, size stone, boulders, M-sand and other varieties from other States, with valid permit, into Karnataka. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty while allowing the petition filed by SAI KESHAVA ENTERPRISES and others challenging the said amendment said “The State Government has no rule making power to make rules providing for recovery of regulatory fee on minerals lawfully excavated in the other States.” Petitioners Submissions: Senior Advocate Arvind Kuloor Kamath, argued that the field of transportation of minerals and the regulation of mining is already occupied by the said Act of 1957 which is a law made by the Parliament. As per the said act a power has been conferred on the States to frame Rules only in accordance with Sections 15 and 23-C thereof. The state Government has already established various check-posts in the State right from the year 1994 for controlling unauthorized transportation and unauthorized quarrying. Further, it was submitted that the impugned sub-rule (7) of Rule 42 does not prescribe the object and nature of the levy, and simply states that a sum of rupees seventy per metric ton is payable by non- State transporters. It is not described as a fee. The rule is not covered by the legislative power of the State either under Section 15 or under Section 23-C of the said Act. It was also said that the impugned fees are collected for recovering the expenses incurred for setting up infrastructure of check-posts. Therefore, it is only a compensatory fee and not a regulatory fee. Hence, the contention of the State Government that the levy of such fee is a regulatory cannot be accepted and the test of quid pro quo would apply and the burden is on the State Government to establish that the service has been rendered to the petitioners. Finally he submitted that there is no correlation between the class of persons to whom the object of the said Rule applies and the class of persons who have to pay the fee. If the alleged object of recovery of fee is to check illegal transportation of minerals both from within and outside the State. Therefore, the fees cannot be charged only from those who are transporting the minerals from outside the State. The levy of fee is violative of Article 14 and Article 301 of the Constitution of India. Advocate General Prabhuling K Navadgi opposed the petitions. He said under clause (g) of sub-section (1A) of Section 15, the State Government is empowered to frame the Rules for fixation and collection of rent, royalty, fees, dead rent, fines or other charges. He pointed out that there is a general rule making power vested in the State Government as contemplated by sub-section (1A) of Section 15 as well as clause (o) of sub-section (1A) of Section 15. He urged that Section 23-C of the said Act of 1957 confer powers on the State Government to make Rules for preventing illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals. He submitted that regulation of mines and minerals is a field of legislation available to the State Government. He also submitted that in view of enactment of Section 15, the whole of the field relating to minor minerals came within the jurisdiction of the central legislature and no scope was left for the State Governments to make plenary legislation. Moreover, the powers under Section 15 conferred on the State Governments to make Rules relating to minor minerals is very wide. He also pointed that it is the concern of the State of Karnataka to prevent illegally excavated minerals entering into the territory of the State of Karnataka. He pointed out that the additional documents produced on record will show that there are several instances of transit passes issued by the other State Governments being tampered and there are also instances of transport of minerals from other States without obtaining valid permits. Finally he said “There is every justification for setting up of the check-posts for preventing the entry of illegally mined minerals into the territory of the State of Karnataka and therefore, the levy of fees is justified. Court said: The bench relied on the decision passed by the Supreme Court in the case of State of Gujarat and others –vs- Jayeshbhai Kanjibhai Kalathiya, in which it was held that there is no power vesting in the State under Section 23-C of the said Act of 1957 to make a rule for regulating transportation of lawfully excavated minerals. It said “The State Government does not get the authority under Section 23-C of the said Act of 1957 to make rules for the regulation of transport of legally excavated minerals from other States.” It added “The provisions of both Section 15 and Section 23-C do not authorize the State Government to make rules for regulating the minerals lawfully excavated in other States.” The bench also held that “There is no power conferred on the State to make the rules to regulate the entry of minor minerals lawfully excavated from other States by levying fees. Such power is not vesting in the State Government.” Case Details: Case Title: SAI KESHAVA ENTERPRISES And THE STATE OF KARNATAKA Case No: WRIT PETITION NO.8851 OF 2020 Date of Order: 7TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2021 Coram: Chief Justice ABHAY S. OKA and JUSTICE S. VISHWAJITH SHETTY Appearance: Senior Advocate ARVIND KULOOR KAMATH, a/w Advocate ANAND MUTTALLI for petitioners. Advocate General PRABHULING K. NAVADGI, a/w advocate VIKRAM HUILGOL for respondentsClick Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Storylast_img read more

Cattlewomen Christmas Bazaar is Saturday

first_img Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Cattlewomen Christmas Bazaar is Saturday Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The long awaited and greatly anticipated Pike County Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar will open at 9 a.m. Saturday at Cattleman Park and folks will be “bustin’ the door” to get in.Tammy Powell, Cattlewomen member, said no one will be disappointed.“We have 62 vendor spaces and vendors will offer everything and anything shoppers at a Christmas Bazaar would want,” Powell said. “We’ll have everything from tea and cookies to woodcrafts, pottery, stained glass, repurposed furniture, children’s clothing, wreaths, jewelry, Christmas decorations, candles and things that you never even thought of but would love to have.” The Pike County Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are admitted free.And children will want to bring along their Christmas wish lists because Santa Claus will be there to hear all their Christmas wishes from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.“We encourage parents to bring their cameras and take photos with Santa for a donation to Pike County’s Relay for Life campaign,” Garrett said. “We want the bazaar to be a fun day for everyone — families, friends and neighbors.Powell said one group of ladies makes the bazaar a girls’ day out. “They come early to shop and have lunch with us and then shop again,” she said. “The Christmas bazaar is a fun way to spend the day. And, this year, the Pike County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen are in charge of the concession stand.“We’ll have hamburgers, hotdogs, and all kinds of good things to eat cooked right on the spot, so just come and have lunch and enjoy the day.”The Pike County Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar is much like times of Christmas past when folks came to town on Saturday to enjoy the fellowship of shopping.The bonus of the bazaar is that the price of admission is used to benefit the community.“Nearly everything goes to the youth,” Powell said. “The money raised funds scholarships and promotes livestock shows, assists with youth livestock projects and with the Pike County Cattlemen’s youth projects. We also donate to Pike County’s Relay for Life campaign, the American Heart Association and other community projects. The Cattlewomen realize a lot of folks came before us and left a lasting legacy. We want to do the same.”Supporting the Pike County Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar on Saturday will support their efforts to carry on the legacy set before them.Cattlemen Park will be decorated for the season and holiday music will be playing, so join friends and neighbors in this casual, memorable shopping experience You Might Like Scarbrough tells Exchange Club about Pike County voter fraud Pike County Circuit Clerk Jamie Scarbrough spoke to the Exchange Club Thursday about changes to absentee voting for the upcoming… read more By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Published 9:14 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019 Latest Stories And, Jennifer Garrett, bazaar co-chair said those thoughts could include items made from antique quilts, hand-made teddy bears, bath items, lotions and door hangers.“One vendor will have a laser and can personalize items right on the spot,” Garrett said. “One vendor, who is new to our bazaar this year, will have her boutique inside a vintage camper. It will be a fun and exciting Christmas bazaar.”The bazaar will feature more crafters than ever before and they all have quality items and loads of unique items that are indicative of their creativity.last_img read more

Against the flow: evidence of multiple recent invasions of warmer continental shelf waters by a Southern Ocean brittle star

first_imgThe Southern Ocean is anomalously rich in benthos. This biodiversity is native, mostly endemic and perceived to be uniquely threatened from climate- and anthropogenically- mediated invasions. Major international scientific effort throughout the last decade has revealed more connectivity than expected between fauna north and south of the worlds strongest marine barrier – the Polar Front (the strongest jet of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current). To date though, no research has demonstrated any radiations of marine taxa out from the Southern Ocean, except at abyssal depths (where conditions differ much less). Our phylogeographic investigation of one of the most ubiquitous and abundant clades at high southern latitudes, the ophiuroids (brittlestars), shows that one of them, Ophiura lymani, has gone against the flow. Remarkably our genetic data suggest that O. lymani has successfully invaded the South American shelf from Antarctica at least three times, in recent (Pleistocene) radiation. Many previous studies have demonstrated links within clades across the PF this is the first in which northwards directional movement of a shelf-restricted species is the only convincing explanation. Rapid, recent, regional warming is likely to facilitate multiple range shift invasions into the Southern Ocean, whereas movement of cold adapted fauna (considered highly stenothermal) out of the Antarctic to warmer shelves has, until now, seemed highly unlikely.last_img read more