Stock market crash: 3 simple steps to position your portfolio for a FTSE 100 rebound

first_img The FTSE 100 may have experienced one of its sharpest ever falls over recent weeks, but it looks set to deliver a successful rebound. In fact, it has always been able to produce new record highs after its previous downturns. And, while that outcome may seem unlikely at the present time, investors who prepare now for a recovery could generate high returns in the coming years.In fact, through buying a diverse range of financially-sound businesses at low valuations today you could improve your financial prospects over the long run.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…Financial strengthBefore any company can benefit from the economic recovery that looks set to take place over the coming years, it must first survive the present challenges facing many sectors in the world economy.Sales across a range of sectors are either substantially lower than normal, or at zero, as lockdowns have caused demand for a variety of products and services to decline. This situation could remain in place for many weeks, or even months. As such, buying stocks that have solid balance sheets could be a sound move. It could reduce your risks and increase your chances of taking part in a long-term recovery.For example, companies that have large net cash, or modest net debt, positions could be relatively attractive. They may be able to survive difficult operating conditions for a longer period of time than their sector peers. And this may allow them to generate high returns in the long run.DiversificationDiversification is a simple, yet highly effective, means of reducing your risks. Put simply, owning a larger number of companies reduces your reliance on one or more businesses to contribute to your portfolio’s returns. Since many companies now face uncertain futures, diversification may be more important than ever.Of course, some geographies may experience more challenging futures than others. Therefore, owning stocks that have exposure to different regions across the world could be a sound move. The FTSE 100 derives around two-thirds of its revenue from outside the UK. So investors can obtain a high degree of geographic diversification without buying companies outside of the FTSE 100.FTSE 100 valuationsMany companies currently trade at low prices. In some cases, they may be merited. Companies that have no sales at the present time, and could fail to generate any revenue over the coming months, may be worthy of a very low price. In other cases, some companies have not experienced material financial challenges from coronavirus. They could be worthy of a higher price than their index peers.As such, assessing the quality of your holdings, as well as their prices, could be a sound move. It may even be a good idea to hold more expensive stocks that have brighter futures in your portfolio. Owning a diverse range of such companies could improve your chances of capitalising on the likely rebound in the FTSE 100 over the long run. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Image source: Getty Images. Peter Stephens 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. 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. 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Aviva Premiership final: Saracens 28-20 Exeter Chiefs

first_imgSTATISTICS149 – The number of metres made with the ball in hand by Alex Goode. Jack Nowell was second in the table with 66, while Schalk Brits was the next best Saracen with 56.16 – Exeter Chiefs blindside Dave Ewers showed up well in attack, carrying 16 times. Only Nowell did better, with 19.58 – Exeter had 58% of the possession and 54% of the territory but ended up on the losing side as Saracens made 163 tackles compared to 97 from the Chiefs. A spring in their step: George Kruis and his team-mates celebrate. (Photo: Getty Images) WHAT’S NOTFirst-half jitters – Exeter will look back on their first-half performance with disappointment as they made a host of unforced errors. Not many of their team have much experience of playing at Twickenham and it was perhaps telling that England wing Jack Nowell looked more at home than most. Henry Slade, the ultra-talented outside-centre knocked on a high ball and missed a tackle on Chris Wyles on his 22, letting the wing through to score Saracens’  second try, which opened up a 23-3 lead three minutes before half-time. He redeemed himself to an extent by making the break to set up Nowell’s try and the Chiefs will surely do better next time they are in a final.The Exeter lineout – It has been such a weapon all season for the Chiefs, as have the driving mauls which come from the lineouts, but before this area of set play produced a try in the second half, it misfired badly in the first. One over-thrown lineout in their own 22 led to the concession of the penalty which put Saracens 9-3 up, just after Exeter had opened their account with a Gareth Steenson penalty. Other attemped drives went nowhere. Eventually they turned one into a try, but the lineouts could have gone better.The Sarcens Here we go song – Every time Saracens kicked a penalty we were “treated” to this dirge being played over the PA at Twickenham. I hesitate  to call it a “song”. There’s not much in the way of a tune, just a plodding rhythmic chant. At a club that does so much right, it is strangely uninspiring. Stand up for the Saracens is much better. Saracens became the first team to do a domestic and European double since 2004 by adding the Aviva Premiership crown to their European Champions Cup, beating Exeter Chiefs in the final at a sun-soaked Twickenham. Hooker on the hoof: Schalk Brits bursts through to set up Saracens’ first try. (Photo: Getty Images)SARACENS: A Goode; C Ashton, D Taylor (M Bosch 73 min), B Barritt (capt), C Wyles; O Farrell (C Hodgson 68 min), R Wigglesworth (N De Kock 68 min);  M Vunipola (R Barrington 66 min), S Brits (J George 52 min), P du Plessis (J Figallo 52 min), M Itoje, G Kruis, M Rhodes (J Wray 52 min), W Fraser (J Hamilton 71 min), B Vunipola.Tries: Duncan Taylor, Chris Wyles, Marcelo Bosch. Cons: Owen Farrell 2. Pens: Owen Farrell 3EXETER CHIEFS: P Dollman; J Nowell, H Slade, I Whitten (M Campagnaro 68 min), O Woodburn (J Short 53 min); G Steenson (capt), W Chudley (D Lewis 65 min); B Moon (A Hepburn 46 min), L Cowan-Dickie (J Yeandle 46-68, 77 min), H Williams (T Francis 46 min), M Lees, G Parling (D Welch 64 min), D Ewers, J Salvi (K Horstmann 61 min), D Armand (J Salvi 65 min).Tries: Jack Yeandle, Jack Nowell. Cons: Gareth Steenson 2. Pens: Gareth Steenson 2.REFEREE: Wayne Barnes.MAN-OF-THE-MATCH: Alex Goode TAGS: Exeter ChiefsHighlightSaracens center_img Two tries in five first-half minutes gave Saracens a commanding lead which Exeter Chiefs were never able to overcome. Saracens led 9-3 on the half-hour but were 23-3 up by the 37th minute as first Duncan Taylor and then Chris Wyles cut through on the left.Taylor collected a lovely grubber kick from Owen Farrell, who kicked three penalties and two conversions to make the half-time lead 23-6.The Chiefs had looked a bit rattled by the big occasion in the first half, but were much more composed after the break and fought back with a 53rd minute try from a driving maul, scored by Jack Yeandle (although the TV credited it to Alec Hepburn). When Jack Nowell dived over the line in the right-hand corner inside the last ten minutes, Exeter looked capable of causing a real upset as the score was then 23-20, but Saracens had the final say with a terrific try for Man of the Match Alex Goode which owed everything to great handling by Marcelo Bosch and Chris Ashton. WHAT’S HOTThe Saracens defence – Exeter cannot complain of a lack of possession or opportunity, but Saracens prevented them from turning all the ball they had into points on the board as they rushed up in defence, cutting down the passing options, looking for interceptions and forcing errors. At times it was more lone wolf than wolfpack, as Saracens players darted out of the line to try to take man and ball. Only once did this tactic catch them out, as Henry Slade ran round an on-rushing opponent and through the gap to create Nowell’s try.Suffocating: The Saracens defence gave Exeter no breathing space. (Photo: Getty Images)Saracens’ big-match temperament – There was not a hint of stage-fright from Saracens, and why should there be? They won the Premiership final here last year and lifted the European Champions Cup in Lyon earlier this month. Even though the noise from the Exeter fans was filling Twickenham from the start, Saracens were unfazed and just coolly got on with the job.The Exeter Chiefs fans – Everywhere you looked around the Twickenham concourses and car parks before the game, there were feathered head-dresses and Exeter jerseys. And the Tomahawk Chop rang out before, during and long after the game. When the Chiefs came back to within three points of Saracens in the second half, the noise was deafening. In the end they will travel home disappointed, but Exeter’s fans did their team proud.Fans-tastic: The Exeter Chiefs supporters were terrific from first to last. (Photo: Getty Images)Owen Farrell’s kicking – The Saracens and England fly-half turned all Saracens’ first-half pressure into points, kicking three penalties and two difficult conversions. The scoreboard ticked away and that did not help Exeter settle on their biggest day. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS ATTENDANCE: 76,109last_img read more

The Errol Shooting: Part Three

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here TAGSErrol EstateJoint Homicide Investigation TeamPaul NeffSean Davis Previous articleApopka HOAs Get OrganizedNext articleValentine’s Specials Around Town Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Paul NeffBelow are the text messages between Neff and Davis on November 3rd between 7 and 8:15 am. Apparently Davis returned to the residence, and took crack cocaine and his laptop before leaving.Neff: Taking that cola tray says it all the addict that U truly RNeff: Police just left. U will be arrested for stealing the camaro.Davis: good morning Paul as usual my 8 o’clock alarm just went. off. please don’t send anything into motion that you can’t stop because you’re mad.Neff: Already in motionNeff: Getting U addict out of my life for goodDavis: while you’re hufiin and puffin and so mad with me and so hell bent on just destroying my life have you called and checked on your mother?Later that morning there was an attempt at reconciliation between the two.Davis: Sorry coach I vented took a mulligan can I get a do over on that? My approach may not be all that good but I’m trying really hard to make amends.Neff: Won’t happen ! l! I am no longer your coach 1!! U do not deserve one!Davis: I’ll make all of you eat s*** when i win the 2020 US OpenNeff: Now that is a good positive statement for once and I would like to see that !!The reconciliation effort seemed to continue until at least 5:00 PM on November 4:Davis: Honey will you grab me a pack of cigarettes in a few beers on your way home please.Neff:  Yep*****According to the JHIT investigation, it is unclear what transpired between Neff and Davis after the reconciliatory text messages and emails on November 3rd or on November 4th. The last communication between the two telephones was in the evening of November 5th – just before Davis was shot to death by Neff.Tomorrow – The shooting of Sean Davis: Self defense or a violent, pre-meditated attack? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Davis: That’s fine Paul I’m convenient for you so you choose to use me as your whipping post.Neff: Got the hollow points 357 shells loaded which will just about cut your midsection in half with one shot I!!! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment!  Last week, the Orange/Osceola County Joint Homicide Investigation Team (JHIT) arrested Paul V. Neff in Winter Park for the murder of his roommate Sean Van Davis. The two men lived in the Errol Villas Condominiums when the shooting occurred. It was the latest step in an investigative process that began in early November. The Apopka Voice will tell this tragic, bizarre and violent story in a five part series entitled “The Errol Shooting”. The series will explore the roots of the volatile three-year relationship between Neff and Davis… where they met, why they came to Apopka, what led to the shooting, and finally the evidence the JHIT team collected that contradicts Neff’s claim of self-defense and ultimately caused the State Attorney to charge Neff with first degree murder.Part Three – Their bizarre and violent times in Apopka.Paul Neff and Sean Davis were quiet tenants at the Villa Lane Condominium they rented. They waived hello to their neighbors, didn’t cause any disturbances, and kept to themselves. But what was actually going on in that condominium and in their lives was a completely different story according to police reports, text messages and emails sent between the two men.In the Fall of 2015, they rented the small condominium in Errol Villas. At some point in their three-year relationship, Neff and Davis had become romantically and sexually involved. They attempted to live together as a couple, but the extremes of their lifestyles caused them to constantly be on the verge of doom.Both Neff and Davis drank heavily and had a crack cocaine habit. Neff also had intense mood swings and an obsession with guns and bullets.Through text messages and emails collected by the Joint Homicide Investigative Team (JHIT) from Neff and Davis’ phone, a pattern of dangerous dysfunction emerged in the days leading up to Davis being shot to death by Neff.On November 1st, this text thread illustrates the mood swings Neff would have when Davis did not show up on time at the condo.Neff: Everything going O.K?Davis: ok. 9:00ish is my etaBy 11:00 pm Davis is not home, and Neff is upset:Neff: Got to go to bed in a bit.Neff: Think I was pissed before U ain’t seen nothing!By the next afternoon (November 2nd), the tension continued between them. Neff: I am taking it U R not coming home tonight. Didn’t do those chores, took your laptop. Ya know U also need to clean.Davis: Hey brother Paul I’m concentrating on driving and it is humid.Neff: Deadbolt is locked U R all out now. Will be changing that lock out tonight.Neff: My temper is controlled now. I am up 103.95 to 67.60 on my fantasy football.Davis: Glad to hear that brother PaulLater that evening around 9pm the tone changes again. Neff has had enough, and when Davis pushes back, Neff threatens to shoot him.Neff: After last night and tonight and numerous other nights 1 do not think we can’t live together anymore!Davis: So the $300 that I gave you in cash in the last 3 weeks plus don’t count?Sean DavisNeff: Not the point and we need to talk about this person to person. So come home and speak your mind.Davis:I live at that house that I have contributed to.  I will buy a new door cuz I will kick it off the hinges if I get there and its locked.Neff: I have a 357 magnum to put six bullets in your Ass!!!!Davis: I don’t want to disturb you Paul I’ll sleep on the porch.Neff: No more brother golf coach or nothing and get the hell out. Up all night now I will shoot you there too.Neff: This is no longer your home got it!!!Neff: The only way U will not use people is if U R Dead’! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Ballot shortages, record turnout and two runoffs…

first_img Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.It was an exciting and chaotic Election Day in Apopka. Despite the two largest polling places running out of ballots, having problems with voting machines and verifying registrations, there was record turnout. In fact, Apopka’s 10,234 voters  almost doubled the second highest turnout.Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith had a record breaking performance with 4,489 votes received.And it was so much fun that Apopka will do it all over on April 12th.Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith amassed 4,489 votes to lead the way in the Seat #4 election, which was the highest vote total in Apopka Municipal election history. However with 47% of the votes, it was not enough to avoid a runoff with first-time candidate Kyle Becker.Becker had 3,611 votes and 38% of the total. Upstart Young Kim kept both candidates from getting the needed majority by claiming 1,464 votes (15%), but Becker sees Kim’s votes as potential Becker voters in the runoff.“I am very excited that my campaign is still alive and well,” he said. “I have received so many well wishes since results came in last night, and look forward to working hard to win the election on April 12th. I would like to thank all of my supporters and those who trusted me with their vote. With the majority of the votes between myself and Mr. Kim, Apopka has indicated they want change, and I hope to be the one to make that happen.”Alice Nolan celebrates her efforts and looks to the future.In Seat #3, Doug Bankson edged Commissioner Sam Ruth with 3,875 votes (41%) to Ruth’s 3,426 (36%). They head to a runoff as well because of a surprising performance by first-time candidate Alice Nolan, who received 2,148 votes (23%).Nolan was upbeat despite a third place finish, and hinted at future runs for public office.“I would like to thank Apopka for the hard work each one of you have put into this election season. It showed in our numbers and I could not be anymore proud to call Apopka home. I will continue focusing my time on all of Apopka. I am very proud of my campaign and excited to see what is on the horizon.”Bankson was pleased with the effort and continues to look ahead until the race is finished.“We are excited and looking forward to the finish line,” he said. “I have a tremendous team of supporters and this is truly a team effort.”This is becoming a trend in Apopka elections.Five out of the last six elections since 2012 have gone to runoffs. Only Commissioner Diane Velazquez was able to win her seat on the first ballot, defeating Marilyn McQueen in 2014.However, candidates that came in first place in general elections have fared well in the runoff. Four out of five times, the leader in the general holds on to defeat the candidate in second place. Only Mayor Joe Kilsheimer was able to buck that trend – winning Seat #3 in 2012 after coming in second place to LindaLaurendeau in the general election.So relax, have a cold drink and enjoy another month of campaigning Apopka. It’s runoff season! Please enter your name here Bankson was able to connect with voters. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 center_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAlice NolanApopka City Commission ElectionsApril 12thCommissioner Bill ArrowsmithCommissioner Sam RuthDoug BanksonKyle BeckerRunoffSeat #3Seat #4Young Kim Previous articleHow to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft & Cyber CrimeNext articleAPD to Announce Canine Officer’s Name Today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Dormant accounts slowly waking up?

first_img Howard Lake | 14 December 2005 | News The Government believes that where owners and their assets cannot be reunited, the money should be reinvested in the community, particularly in deprived communities, in a sustainable way, through a coordinated delivery mechanism, with a focus on youth services that are responsive to the needs of young people, and also on financial education and exclusion. There would be an option for small locally-based financial institutions to focus on these needs in their local communities.The Government and the industry will continue to work together, to develop the best structure to deliver this approach, and have said they will consult with stakeholders such as organisations representing the interests of young people and the Commission on Unclaimed Assets.An independent Commission on Unclaimed Assets has been set up at the initiative of the Scarman Trust to engage government, banks, consumer groups, charities and the voluntary and community sector to recommend a framework for their productive use for the benefit of disadvantaged communities in the UK. NCVO is on the Advisory Council for the Commission.The Balance Charitable Foundation was established in December 2003 and welcomed by the Government. It is a charitable initiative whose objectives are to release unclaimed assets held by UK financial institutions and to make grants to the charitable sector. It is a private sector initiative independent of Government, financial institutions and the voluntary sector. The Irish government established under legislation three years ago a body to collect money from bank accounts and for the last two years has been distributing money under the Dormant Accounts Fund. www.hm-treasury.gov.ukwww.balancefoundation.org.uk Dormant accounts slowly waking up? Tagged with: Ireland The banking industry estimates that several hundred million pounds would be available for charitable activity under new policy finally agreed.The Chancellor, Gordon Brown has revealed progress on the unclaimed assets issue in his pre-budget statement on 5 December 2005.Brown said the Government has been working with the industry to design a scheme which both preserves the rights of the individual customer and at the same time allows these assets to be reinvested in the community. The Government and the industry have agreed that the definition of an unclaimed asset should generally cover accounts where there has been no customer activity for a period of 15 years as that will best identify those accounts that are genuinely unclaimed, and it will consult further on the detail of this. On this basis, initial record searches by the industry suggest that several hundred million pounds may currently lie unclaimed. Advertisementcenter_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Three free bike events for small charities

first_imgThree free bike events for small charities London to Windsor (Sunday 7 September) – starts from Richmond Green, off Kew Row, TW9 1LX; ends, Alexandra Gardens, Windsor, SL4 5HZ; offers a choice of 37 and  55 mile routes along leafy lanes through the pretty villages of the Thames Valley plus a family-friendly 29 mile route using the traffic-free Thames Towpath and Windsor Great Park.Wiltshire Big Wheel (Sunday 7 September) – starts/ends at The Small Green, Nurstead Road, Devizes, SN10 3AG; offers 12 mile, 45 mile and 100 mile options, all taking in the beautiful Vale of Pewsey and with the longer rides also passing through Savernake Forest.New Forest (Sunday 14 September) – starts/ends Brockenhurst Sixth Form College campus,  Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZE; offers a 15 mile woodland route for families plus 35, 45 and 60 mile routes for more experienced cyclists.Is it really free to charities?We asked Bike Events this and they confirmed that it is. There is, of course, a fee for individuals to each ride – this covers the cost of putting on the event. The only time a charity might wish to pay is to buy a block of places to gain the group booking discount for their riders, plus other benefits, such as Bike Events handling all the admin, issuing logo-headed sponsorship forms, and gaining access to the company’s online donations system.In short,  “if a charity just wants to encourage its supporters to use one of our open rides, they are welcome and it won’t cost them a penny”. Tagged with: Events small charities As usual, these rides will use quiet, safe and scenic routes carefully researched by the Bike Events team. They will be supported by marshals at regular intervals, with sign-posting, travelling mechanics and medics, insurance, a pick-up vehicle and pre-arranged refreshment stops.Each also ends with a festival-style event featuring music, entertainment, sports massage area, food/drink stalls and spaces where charities can put up displays or hand out information, if they wish.How to get involvedSome individuals and company teams have already signed up and chosen their beneficiary charity. Charities too can promote the events to their supporters to enter as individuals. In addition, charities can choose to pay for a block of places for their supporters, which gives them enhanced promotion before and during the event.The three open ridesPlenty of teams take part in Bike Events rides – although not all like this! Howard Lake | 11 August 2014 | News Bike Events charges charities for these events. However, this September it will run three ‘open’ rides where individual entrants or teams can choose to fundraise for their own favourite good causes through sponsorship. The charities chosen will not have to pay.Bike Events Managing Director Paul Hobbs explained that it is the company’s aim to open up bike fundraising events to smaller charities.He said:“For organisations with big support bases having their very own bike ride is a highly effective way to raise both money and awareness. But we are aware that some equally-worthy national or local causes simply don’t have the capacity to run a ride of their own. So this autumn, we’re offering them, and their individual supporters, the chance to make fund-raising use of three ‘open’ rides we’ll be running – the London to Windsor, Wiltshire Big Wheel,  and a four-route New Forest ride – safe in the knowledge that we’ll be taking care of all the pre-event preparations, safety checks, sign-posting and on-the-day logistics.” Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bike Events, Britain’s biggest organiser of charity and recreational mass rides, is opening up three of its September rides to enable smaller charities to take advantage of them at no cost.The Bristol-based company runs up to 30 sponsored day rides a year on behalf of charities such as Age UK, the British Heart Foundation, Breakthrough, Coppafeel, The Christie in Manchester, NSPCC and Stroke Association.Open ridesBike Event’s Blackpool fundraising event  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Editor released after being held for eight days on rape charge

first_img RSF_en Reports April 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RwandaAfrica August 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor released after being held for eight days on rape charge RwandaAfrica News Follow the news on Rwanda BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist February 13, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent to go further Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Gérard M. Manzi, the editor of the privately-owned weekly Umuseso, was released yesterday after his lawyer submitted signed statements by witnesses supporting his alibi in a rape charge on which the police had held him for eight days. Manzi has been told he must remain at the disposal of the police.—————–28.08.2007 – Newspaper editor held for past week on dubious rape chargeReporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to explain why Gérard M. Manzi, the editor of the privately-owned weekly Umuseso, has been held since 22 August on a charge of raping an unidentified young girl despite having an alibi supported by many witnesses.“The charges brought against Manzi are so improbable that it seems a crude attempt was made to frame him,” the press freedom organisation said. “He has been held for the past week without being brought face-to-face with his accuser or shown the official report of her interrogation. Under the most basic rules of justice, suspects must be allowed the right to defend themselves. This is clearly not the case here.”Manzi was arrested at a bus station by police and employees of the private security company Agespro at around 10 p.m. on 22 August, as he was going home after a drink with friends at the Arada bar in Kacyiru, a district of Kigali. He was arrested with a young female minor who, to his concern, he had found alone in the bus station just seconds before.Manzi was taken to the Remera police station where he was interrogated the next morning and accused of rape. He denied the charge and asked to be brought face-to-face with the young girl. The police said this was impossible because they no longer had any way of contacting the victim.The police allege that Manzi spent the day with the young girl, who they say is a member of his family. In fact, Manzi spent the afternoon at the Amahoro stadium, where he went to cover a football match and was with many witnesses. He also denies any family kinship with the girl and insists he never saw her before. The police have not yet questioned the witnesses who say Manzi spent the afternoon at the stadium and the evening in a bar. His lawyer planned to go to the prosecutor’s office today to submit the signed statements of the witnesses. He also said he was “confident” that Manzi would be released soon.“These are trumped-up charges,” Umuseso publisher Charles Kabonero told Reporters Without Borders. “After failing to silence us by attacking us over our articles, the government is trying to discredit us by trapping us one by one in common-law criminal cases,” he said. One of Rwanda’s few independent publications, Umuseso is known for being outspoken. The newspaper and its staff have been repeatedly harassed with threats and lawsuits by the authorities and several of its journalists have been forced to go into exile. November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Pasadena’s Newest Restaurant Reinvents Familiar Fare on South Lake Avenue

first_imgTheir Chicken Skin Sliders are a playful take on finger food. These Happy Hour specials are made from dried and fried chicken skin for extra crunch and served with fresh tomato, lettuce and housemade aioli. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Don’t be shy about taking a look at their cocktail menu, this fun-filled list includes a knockout Old Fashioned made with Bulleit Rye or Old Grand Dad Whiskey and angostura bitters with turbinado sugar syrup. Another safe bet is the Pink Lady – a smooth cocktail made with gin, applejack, brandy, lemon, cane sugar, egg whites and grenadine – don’t be fooled by its rosy color, this drink is a favorite among gentleman as well as ladies. But, the stuff behind the bar isn’t just for drinking – alcohol is infused into Bru’s waffle batter and is the star of their flourless chocolate whiskey cake. Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Pasadena’s Newest Restaurant Reinvents Familiar Fare on South Lake Avenue From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 7:29 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * “The underlying ingredients are crazy important to us,” said owner, Matthew Pannek. “It’s like building a house – the foundation has to be solid.” For Bru, this means personally sourcing each ingredient instead of choosing a one-size-fits-all food supplier. They schedule deliveries up to six times a day – rather than the usual twice a week – to ensure every ingredient is served at its peak. Their commitment to freshness is so stringent that they don’t use a freezer for anything except their exceptional gelato (flavors include salted caramel and bourbon). Finally, be on the lookout for holiday-themed dishes and weekly Keep the Pint nights on Thursday – where you can try new brews and keep your glass – plus live lounge-style music Thursday through Saturday. Miles comes to Bru after an international culinary career ranging from Florida to France. Miles grew up in Texas where he helped his mother while she worked at a tea room and went on study at the Culinary institute of America. He also traveled in France and explained that although Bru’s cuisine is not French per se, he still incorporates some of the French cooking techniques into the food he makes. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  “Live music really changes a restaurant – it’s core to who we are,”said Pannek. “Bru is an extension of your home.” Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty For a lighter start, try the Beet Salad – this salad stars lightly pickled, roasted beets on a bed of mesclun greens with sherry vinaigrette, candied pistachios and a housemade mixture of ricotta-goat cheese. This salad is far from boring – it offers a satisfying combination of flavors and textures – from the creamy cheese mixture to the crunchy-sweet candied pistachios. Close your eyes and inviting friends for a casual dinner but kick up the decor a notch with second-story seating and a well-lit patio. Now add a full bar, impressive selection of whiskey, 120 bottle wine list and food you you could only dream of preparing yourself. Open your eyes – you’re at Bru Grill. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it “We know the farmers for everything from our cheese to our charcuterie,” said Pannek. Bru cooks on a 100% wood burning grill and oven, rotating the wood varieties to match the dish’s flavor profile. Their recipes offer fun tweaks on classic dishes – many of which include beer or liquor as a nod to their fully stocked bar. In addition to 28 craft beers on tap and an extensive wine list, Bru prides itself on its whiskey selection which includes hard-to-find bottles like Suntory and Yamazaki. They also follow the strict Monterey Bay Seafood guidelines with all their seafood and only serve antibiotic-free meat. The Scottish Salmon is one of their seafood all-stars and the Sashimi Ahi Tuna is a close second. These dishes get some flavor influence from Asian cuisine – with miso soy glaze, baby bok choy, forbidden rice and Hon Shimeji mushrooms for the salmon and sesame seeds, sushi rice, cucumbers, green onions, togarashi tempura, avocado and spicy aioli with soy sauce for the tuna. Miles is currently inspired by California’s bountiful produce and seasonality so the menu changes quarterly to reflect the seasons and stay current. Pannek also plans to add daily specials in addition to their inventive daily soups like caramelized parsnip. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News “I’ve been able to take a lot of things from cooking in different places,” said Chef Miles. Bru Grill’s deceptively simple menu will lull you with a sense of comfortable familiarity – hot wings, beet salad, baby back ribs – but taste the subtle touches and careful planning behind each dish and you’ll see why a normal hot wing doesn’t even compare to a Bru Hot Wing. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News “[Cooking with craft beer] really adds to the flavor profiles – we’re using the real stuff and it really makes a difference in the taste,” said Chef Taylor Miles. Bru Grill is located at 336 South Lake Avenue. Call (626) 787-1444 or visit www.brugrill.com. But, no meal would be complete without dessert. Aside from their 21 and over chocolate whiskey cake served with bourbon gelato, Bru is known for their Gelato S’more. This impressive dessert encases housemade salted caramel gelato in a perfectly-campfire cooked bruleed marshmallow meringue on a thick graham cracker crust. This towering treat comes served with a chocolate ganache, fresh fruit and burnt sugar medallion. It’s almost too beautiful to eat – almost. Make a commentlast_img read more

Conte’s last hurrah? Italy’s ‘simple citizen’ plots return

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 15, 2021 TAGS  FILE – In this Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 file photo, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the United Nations headquarters. When Giuseppe Conte exited the premier’s office, palace employees warmly applauded in him appreciation. But that’s hardly likely to be Conte’s last hurrah in politics. Just a few hours after the handover-ceremony to transfer power to Mario Draghi, the former European Central Bank chief now tasked with leading Italy in the pandemic, Conte dashed off a thank-you note to citizens that sounded more like an ’’arrivederci″ (see you again) then a retreat from the political world he was unexpectedly propelled into in 2018. Facebook Conte’s last hurrah? Italy’s ‘simple citizen’ plots return Pinterest Twitter Local NewsUS NewsWorld Newscenter_img Previous articleAustralian Open: Serena Williams in Tuesday’s quarterfinalsNext articleRussian cargo ship launched to International Space Station Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Trump Administration Mulls Mortgage Moratorium Plan

first_img  Print This Post Coronavirus Donald Trump housing market 2020 2020-03-17 Mike Albanese Subscribe March 17, 2020 2,634 Views Share 1Save Previous: SFR Growth Propped Up by Low End Rentals Next: GSEs Release Secondary Market Updates About Author: Mike Albanese Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Coronavirus Donald Trump housing market 2020 Home / Daily Dose / Trump Administration Mulls Mortgage Moratorium Plan The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Bloomberg reports that the Trump administration is considering a plan to allow homeowners whose income was impacted by COVID-19 to delay mortgage payments. The report adds a mechanism for borrowers to catch up has yet to be decided. Also, the government will have to determine how to advance money to servicers so investors in mortgage-backed securities get their guaranteed payments. “It is essential for the administration to consider all options that protect the housing infrastructure—including the affected homeowners and families during this unprecedented health crisis,” said Ed Delgado, President & CEO, Five Star Global. “The industry has the tools and the protocol in place for a rapid deployment of solutions in the event of a crisis or natural disaster. There were powerful lessons learned from the 2008 housing crisis and the bevy of natural disasters encountered in the past decade, which have sharpened the execution and delivery of immediate and long-term solutions for troubled homeowners.”Michael Fratantini, Chief Economist with the Mortgage Bankers Association, said “tens of billions” of dollars in short-term financing may be needed, according to the Bloomberg report. “This is so big,” Fratantoni said in the Bloomberg report. “We’re thinking of the potential of several months of payments for a lot of homeowners.”The report continues by saying the White House has been in talks with mortgage lenders to discuss their views on policy responses, according to a government official. Bloomberg states the policy could model previous forbearance programs after natural disasters. The plan will also have to be consistent for all mortgages, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration. To support homeowners and address the industry impact that COVID-19 may have, under the direction of the National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA), leaders from across the mortgage industry are joining forces to create the COVID-19 Mortgage Industry Task Force (ITF) to coordinate on processes, procedures, and policies related to the crisis.Wes Iseley, Senior Managing Director, Carrington Mortgage Holdings, Chairman, NMSA, said, “It’s important during crises like this that our industry work together to help our customers in unison. It is our goal to work with the relevant government agencies in order to develop best practices that will enable all parties to get through this difficult period.””The industry is well-positioned to assist borrowers who are impacted by the COVID-19 virus on a case-by-case basis through well-established loss mitigation programs. Our clients can evaluate the need and provide meaningful assistance to those borrowers to preserve their ability to keep their homes,” said Roy Diaz, Managing Shareholder, Diaz Anselmo Lindberg, P.A.More than 25 mortgage banks and nonbank servicers, legal professionals, and service providers will take part in the coalition. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Trump Administration Mulls Mortgage Moratorium Planlast_img read more