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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Looking for bargain FTSE 100 shares? I think the Tesco share price looks cheap Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The Tesco (LSE: TSCO) share price has taken part in the recent FTSE 100 stock market rebound. The stock is up around 10% from its March low.But despite this performance, shares in the retailer continue to trade 7% below the level at which they started the 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…As such, now could be a great time to snap up a share in this retail behemoth at a discount price.Tesco share price valueTesco is one of the few companies that is unlikely to see a significant decline in sales as a result of the coronavirus crisis.According to the company’s numbers, sales increased by around 30% year-on-year during the first few weeks of March. To cope with increased demand, Tesco has significantly increased capacity across the business.Unfortunately, the additional costs incurred by increasing capacity and upping staffing levels will offset the bump in sales for 2020. However, this still means Tesco will report earnings growth this year. That’s better than most of its FTSE 100 peers.City analysts are forecasting earnings per share of 16.9p for 2020. On this basis, the stock is trading at price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.9. That implies that the Tesco share price offers a wide margin of safety a current levels.Furthermore, Tesco has announced that it will pay a dividend this year.This puts the business in an elite club. Many of its FTSE 100 peers have cut their dividends for the foreseeable future to preserve cash. Based on current projections, the Tesco share price supports a dividend yield of 3.5%.Investing in a recoveryClearly, it is unlikely that the UK economy will recover from the coronavirus crisis overnight. It could take weeks or months for economic activity to return to normal.However, buying high-quality companies with strong balance sheets at low valuations has historically been a successful means of generating high returns in the long run.The Tesco share price has these qualities. The business’s bottom line seems to be holding up well, and customers are still shopping in the group’s stores.It’s also in the process of disposing of its Asian business, which will free up billions of pounds in extra capital to reduce debt and pension liabilities. Management has also dangled the prospect of a special dividend in front of investors when the deal is complete.This should ensure that the business not only makes it through the current crisis, but it could even come out stronger on the other side.As such, now would be a great time to buy the Tesco share price. While the prospects for the company and the wider FTSE 100 are uncertain in the near term, in the long run, Tesco’s position in the UK retail market should help it produce big profits for investors.It could be some time before the Tesco share price recovers to its 2020 high point, but in the meantime, investors can pick up that 3.5% dividend yield. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 | More on: TSCO Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves
Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term RSF_en News Organisation News News Receive email alerts For further information: – Read our previous statements on Uzbekistan- Read our 2011 report on “Uzbekistan, Internet Enemy”- Read independent information about this country on uznews.net or ferghana.ru Follow the news on Uzbekistan UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia May 11, 2021 Find out more to go further Two independent journalists, Vassily Markov and Ruslan Karimov, were arrested on 5 May while investigating the number of suicides in the southern province of Kashkadarya. Covering everyday life and social problems is a major challenge for Uzbek journalists.Censorship seems to know no limits and the Internet is not spared. The websites of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the Russian newspaper Russki Reporter recently joined the long list of sites that cannot be accessed inside Uzbekistan. Mobile phone Internet and communications, one of the last areas of freedom, were brought into line at the start of March, when operators were ordered to immediately report any mass distribution of SMS messages with a “suspect content.” The authorities can order them to cut Internet access at any time.The authorities fear nothing. They are not even afraid of looking stupid. A campaign was launched in the state media in March against rap and rock and roll, described as “satanic music” created by “diabolic forces” that are “advancing like dark clouds over the heads of Uzbek youth.”The sixth anniversary of a massacre in the eastern city of Andijan that left hundreds of dead was just five days ago, on 13 May. Many NGOs say that the human rights situation has worsened since 2006 and accuse the authorities of large-scale violations. The opposition has been eliminated and human rights activists can no longer visit the country.Despite many difficulties, Human Rights Watch managed to keep an office open in Tashkent for 15 years but the government finally forced it to shut down the office in March. According to Human Rights Watch, torture and ill-treatment are systematic in Uzbek detention centres.Little reference was made to human rights during the discreet visit that President Karimov made to Brussels on 14 January. Lola Karimova’s lawsuit will hopefully help to end the international community’s deafening silence about the widespread human rights violations in Uzbekistan. More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption News Reporters Without Borders hails today’s decision by a Paris court to reject the libel suit that Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s daughter, Lola Karimova, brought against the French news website Rue89 over an article describing her as a “dictator’s daughter” who used charity events to try to “whitewash her country’s image.”“This verdict was the logical outcome of a trial in which the plaintiff failed to prove that the article was defamatory,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We nonetheless regret that the court did not accede to the defence lawyer’s request to convict Karimova of bringing an improper lawsuit.”Karimova had demanded 30,000 euros in damages for the article by Augustin Scalbert, which was posted on the website in May 2010. In today’s ruling, the court described the article as “entirely true to reality”Two Uzbek women activists, Mutabar Tajibayeva and Nadejda Atayeva, testified eloquently to the court during the trial about the deplorable human rights situation in Uzbekistan.At least 11 journalists are currently detained in Uzbekistan, which is ranked 163rd out of 178 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.——————————————————————————————–18.05.2011-Lola Karimova, press freedom predator’s daughter, suing French news websiteA Paris court is due begin hearing a highly unusual libel suit against the French news website Rue89 tomorrow. It has been brought by Lola Karimova, the high-profile daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, over an article describing her as a “dictator’s daughter” who was using charity events to try to “whitewash her country’s image.”“The lawsuit would be laughable if the human rights and media freedom situation was not so disastrous in Uzbekistan,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Lola Karimova would not have had to sue in order to silence an outspoken news outlet in her own country. Nor do the Uzbek courts offer the same judicial guarantees as those in France. The way despots and their relatives take advantage of the judicial system in democratic countries is outrageous.”The press freedom organization added: “This trial may nonetheless serve to turn the spotlight on this appalling dictatorship, which is too often forgotten. We will certainly use it to draw attention to the regime’s disgraceful record on respect for media freedom, which has worsened even more in recent months.” Karimova is demanding 30,000 euros in damages from Rue89 over an article by Augustin Scalbert on 20 May 2010 headlined “AIDS – Uzbekistan cracks down at home but puts on show at Cannes”. It reported that her elder sister, Gulnara, had co-hosted a “Cinema against AIDS” charity ball in Cannes, while a young activist had just been given a seven-year jail sentence in Uzbekistan for distributing HIV-prevention leaflets deemed to be “contrary to the people’s traditions.” As well as finding fault with the “dictator’s daughter” label, the lawsuit also objects to the article’s claim that the two sisters paid film actress Monica Bellucci to attend another charity event they organized. This was tantamount to accusing them of money laundering, the lawsuit suggested.His daughter may find it uncomfortable, but Islam Karimov has crushed all opposition and used fear to rule Uzbekistan unchallenged since 1989. This makes him a “dictator” in the sense of the term used by political scientists. He is also on the list of “Predators of Press Freedom” that Reporters Without Borders updates every year on 3 May (World Press Freedom Day). At least 11 journalists are currently detained in Uzbekistan in the most terrible conditions. The fall of several of Karimov’s Arab counterparts has clearly increased his paranoia because harassment of the media stepped up since the start of the year. The Uzbek media now have to notify the authorities before meeting with foreign officials.Independent journalists are constantly hounded. Two journalists working for a state-owned TV station, Saodat Omonova and Malohat Eshankulova, were fired in December after demonstrating in a square in central Tashkent against censorship and corruption at the station. It was an unprecedented act of courage in a country where silence is golden. October 15, 2020 Find out more February 11, 2021 Find out more (Picture: AFP) July 1, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Dictator’s daughter” loses libel suit against French news website Help by sharing this information
Christmas has come early! (And Easter. And Halloween.) Based on the Oscar-winning film, Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical is Broadway-bound—and we’ve got a rainbow-bright first look. Bryce Pinkham takes on Bing Crosby’s role as Jim, who, upon leaving the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut, quickly discovers life isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance. His luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Lora Lee Gayer’s character Linda; together, they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. Corbin Bleu follows in Fred Astaire’s footsteps as Ted, Jim’s best friend who tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood. The tuner will feature 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalogue, including “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Easter Parade” and “Cheek to Cheek.” The new Irving Berlin musical begins previews September 1, with an official opening scheduled for October 6. While you get amped up for this black-and-white movie classic to hit the stage at Roundabout’s Studio 54, check out the colorful photo above! Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 15, 2017 Corbin Bleu Lora Lee Gayer Star Files Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer & Bryce Pinkham(Photo: Terry Doyle) Bryce Pinkham
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7 September 2012 Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe will lead a South African business delegation on the country’s first outward selling and investment mission to Benin from 9 to 14 September. “The mission will also serve as an ideal opportunity for South African companies that would like to export value-added products and services, and for companies that are looking for investment opportunities in Benin,” Thabethe told journalists in Pretoria on Wednesday. Thabethe said the mission takes place within the context of South Africa’s strategic engagement with the rest of the continent, aimed at supporting Africa’s economic revival and promoting intra-African trade. Agro-processing, furniture and wood processing, infrastructure (rail, road and telecoms), built environment and mining and capital equipment are among the targeted sectors of the mission to the West African country. “It is important for South Africa to continue to pursue economic collaboration and partnership with African countries when crafting the way forward for sustainable economic development and the development of investment in the African region,” Thabethe said. “Benin, like most countries in Africa, presents a wealth of business opportunities for South African companies. By establishing their presence in this country, South African companies would be able to access other markets in the West African region and Africa at large.” According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Benin’s domestic economy revolves around subsistence agriculture, which accounts for 35.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) and is the main source of income for over half of the population. Cotton is the main commercial crop, accounting for about 45% of the country’s foreign-exchange earnings. The hydroelectric potential of the Mono River, which forms Benin’s border with Togo, is being developed, with the construction of dams for power generation and irrigation. Mineral reserves, notably of marble, iron, and phosphate, have not been fully exploited, which also presents an opportunity for investment, the DTI said. Source: SANews.gov.za
By Kim StandsIn 2009, the City of Columbus and Franklin County created and adopted the AWARE Manual (Accessibility, Water Conservation, Air Quality, Resource Conscious, Energy-Efficient) to be the performance standard for federally funded residential projects in both jurisdictions.The AWARE Manual is modeled after the Enterprise Green Communities criteria to create housing that is healthy, accessible, and environmentally friendly. Homes that meet the AWARE standards, matched with resource-conscious behaviors in the home, can lead to more efficient energy use and lower utility bills.One key to AWARE: 3 site inspectionsOur approach for NSP is to create good products, to support nonprofit and for-profit developers, and to foster home sales and rentals.Our homegrown Green 101 training is required of all of our developers, spec writers, and contractors before working on NSP-funded projects. For all projects, developers must submit their plans and specifications to be reviewed for compliance with the AWARE Manual. When the units hit the construction phase, everybody involved must attend pre-construction meetings to go over all of the requirements and the inspection procedures.The City’s housing staff visits the sites regularly and requires 3 different formal inspections:• The first inspection is for the air infiltration package. This inspection is to make sure that all cracks, crevices, voids, etc. have been sealed properly, as well as the sealing of the ductwork, prior to installing insulation.• The second is the insulation inspection to verify that all insulation has been installed properly prior to installing drywall.• The third inspection is a final AWARE inspection. As with a final building inspection, we are making sure that what was specified early on has been installed. This includes Energy Star appliances and light fixtures, low-water-consumption fixtures, and high-efficiency HVAC equipment.Since the AWARE Manual is an “above the minimum building code” tool, these inspections are a vital part of how we monitor the construction phase of the program.AWARE worksSuccesses are being seen on the construction end as well as with home sales. To date, we have finished 43 units with an average HERS score of just over 65, well below the 85 score required to meet Energy Star requirements. Our current low score is a 52! With close to a 50/50 balance of new build houses and gut rehabs, we making great strides in building healthy, accessible, and environmentally friendly homes for people to buy and rent.You can find the AWARE Manual at the Come Home Central Ohio Affordable Housing Network.You can find more information on the City of Columbus and Franklin County’s creation and implementation of their green strategy on the Enterprise Green Communities website.
Photospin.com by MonkeyBusiness ImagesDid you miss this fantastic webinar Plant-based Eating: Enhancing Health Benefits, Minimizing Nutritional Risks? Over 400 professionals attended and a lively discussion, and questions and answer session occurred in the chat pod.Dietitians can still earn CPEUs by listening to the recording located on the event page.Below are questions that were answered later by Dr. Pawlak and Dr. Kolasa.Q. Are there any studies that look at whether lower ferritin & iron levels in vegans and vegetarians is clinically harmful? I have heard some people say that these lower levels could actually be healthier b/c they are indicative of lower amounts of heme iron which can have harmful effects on the body. A. I am well familiar with this explanation. It is true that a lower vs. higher normal ferritin concentration may be beneficial, for example, in terms of CVD risk. However, the documented low ferritin among vegetarians was NOT normal. In fact, according to the WHO, ferritin below 15 is not normal and in some of the studies low ferritin was defined as below 12. I am not aware of a study that assessed the actual health implication in vegetarians. However, one would expect to see similar health outcomes (e.g. iron-deficiency anemia and its symptoms) in vegetarians with inadequate iron status as in non-vegetarians.Q. Are there any good apps for the DASH diet?A. DASH for HealthQ. Is the type of B12 supplement of oral vs injection an important consideration with the aging population due to diminishing intrinsic factor?A. No. Oral supplements are as effective as injections as long as the adequate dose is utilized. In one study with elderly participants, the average adequate dose to treat mild B12 deficiency was over 600 mcg. Thus, in treatment, a dose of 1000 is likely adequate. In order to prevent a deficiency, one should follow the recommendations Dr. Kolasa mentioned during the presentation.Q. Thoughts on crystalline b12 that is being added to nut/plant milks?A. My only thought is that I wish the dose was higher. This dose may somewhat help in preventing a deficiency, it might be adequate in children and adolescents with no absorption issues (one Polish study showed a steady decline in serum B12 among young adults who ingested B12 from fortified foods), but is more than likely too low to make any difference in older adults and elderly.Q. I have read that heme iron is a reactive substance in the gut leading to dysbiosis and inflammation but not well studied at this point.A. This is true. There are a number of adverse health outcomes associated with heme iron intake. Thus, the concentration should be on adequate intake of non-heme iron sources. In fact, the bulk of dietary iron intake comes from grain products and non-heme iron accounts for the majority of intake. If people follow the MyPlate guidelines to ingest a bulk of foods as plant foods, it will result in heme iron intake being low. Heme iron intake should be decreased, while emphases should be on the non-heme iron intake.Q. What about exposing mushrooms to light for increasing vitamin D?A. Mushrooms contain vitamin D2 only when they are exposed to the sunlight. Thus, whether the mushrooms that we purchase from a store contain any (or how much) is questionable. However, one can unwrap them and place them on a patio for a couple of hours and get some vitamin. D that way (not the best/reliable way).Q. Iso Vege diets lower risk of Alzheimer’s, but EHA< DHA levels are ND based on that one study. What is the connection w lower risk of Alzheimer’s because isn’t EHA/DHA important for brain health?A. Alzheimer’s disease (AD), like most other health conditions, is a multifactorial disease. Evidence that DHA (and possible EPA) plays a role in AD is accumulating. All three nutrients mentioned above (B12, vit. D, and DHA) play a role in AD. Thus, vegetarians may have a lower risk for AD due to favorable CVD risk factor profile but they can further reduce the risk by ensuring adequate intake of B12 and DHA and maintaining adequate vitamin D level.Q. Subclinical B12 deficiency seems to be out there especially with the excessive use of acid blockers.A. Perhaps not “especially” but yes, the anti-acids do play a role. In my book “Vitamin B12. Combating the epidemic of deficiency” I have listed a number of medications that impact B12 status. Perhaps the most important of them is metformin but acid blockers do play a role.Q. Please comment on cardiovascular risk with calcium supplementsA. They increase the risk. This may surprise you but from my reading of the literature, I find no benefit of Ca, including Ca supplements on bone fracture prevention. Thus, perhaps the only benefits of the extra calcium have to do with reducing the risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension. Again, this is just a personal take, based on my research. Disclaimer: I am not an expert on Ca.Q. Are there any special considerations for athletes who are interested in becoming vegetarian or vegan?A. A few. 1. Make sure you have adequate variety and quantity of foods. 2. Use appropriate supplements (the same that non-athlete vegans should). 3 Consult with a trained health professional (e.g. RDN) rather than your coach or fitness trainer (in one study, if I correctly remember, coaches correctly answered just slightly over 50% of questions on a basic nutrition test).This blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. 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Those who have bought tickets for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) opening ceremony on Sunday needn’t worry about how to reach Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.Roads to avoid on Sunday, October 3, 2010.The Delhi Transport Corp (DTC) will deploy 300 low-floor buses to transport spectators to the venue, free of cost.The buses will pick up passengers from 32 locations across the city and ferry them to the stadium.Ajay Chadha, special commissioner of police (traffic) said: “Parking will not be provided in and around the stadium. The traffic and the parking restrictions for the opening and closing ceremonies will be the same.The DTC’s park-and-ride facility will be on a first come-first-serve basis. So we advise people to come early.” The police said the athletes would start reaching the stadium by 3pm and get seated within the next three hours. But since some teams want to practise even on Sunday, the traffic restriction would apply right from 6 am till midnight.The Delhi Police are expecting huge traffic jams on Sunday, with spectators and dignitaries thronging the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.In fact, they feel the traffic will be clear only past midnight. Hence, the commuters at large have been advised to stick to public transport.”To avoid jams, we request people to use DTC buses and the Metro,” Chaddha said.The police said those planning to take the Metro could also get down at the JLN Stadium station which was set to open by Sunday.
Aston Villa boss Smith: Players sorted out Mings, El Ghazi incidentby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa manager Dean Smith has played down an incident between Anwar El-Ghazi and Tyrone Mings. El-Ghazi appeared to throw his head at Mings, who yelled at his team-mate for being out of position in Monday’s goalless draw with West Ham United.On the incident, Smith said: “I didn’t need to [intervene], the players dealt with it. That’s the group of players I’ve got. There’s a great togetherness and team spirit in the dressing room.”Looking at it, he went over the edge a little but I’m happy for the players to do that. It was a bit of a heat of the moment, that will happen.”That’s the end of it. It got dealt with very quickly, it’s a team sport. It happens. At half time they shook hands and did their best for their teammates in the second half.”No it’s not a concern. [El Ghazi] has got a little bit of red mist in him like most professional players have.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say