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Up 220% over 3 months! Is now the time to buy into the ASOS share price?

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first_img See all posts by Matthew Dumigan 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. Matthew Dumigan | Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 | More on: ASC Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” In the months following the March stock market crash, the ASOS (LSE: ASC) share price has been on a tear. Its meteoric rise has massively outperformed the wider market and subsequently, has prompted fears over an inflated valuation. With that in mind, is now a good time to buy shares in ASOS?Wild share price rideAfter reaching an all-time high in February 2018, investor sentiment towards the business significantly deteriorated. However, this wasn’t a new experience for the company. Back in February 2014, ASOS’s valuation reached a similar peak before tumbling 77% in the following months.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…Founded in 2000, the online fashion and beauty retailer primarily targets a young adult audience. Over the years, the business has grown substantially, with the company’s website now selling over 850 brands as well as its own label.The impressive growth of ASOS is reflected in its share price appreciation. Despite the various peaks and troughs, those who bought the shares on day one would currently be sitting on around a 14,066% profit.With the shares down 55% from all-time highs, it’s evident that there could be a long-term buying opportunity here. But what about the company’s more recent performance?Exceptional performanceThe online-only retailer was naturally in a better place to ride out the pandemic than other businesses. Having no physical stores meant that the effects of worldwide lockdowns would most likely be minimal. Consequently, the company could focus its efforts on maintaining online revenues without worrying over the impact caused by store closures.A trading statement for the four months ended June 2020 suitably illustrates this. ASOS achieved a steady improvement in sales growth along with materially higher levels of profitability and cash generation. Total group revenue and retail sales both grew by 10% in what encapsulates an impressive performance amidst a global pandemic.That said, it’s worth noting that international sales predominantly drove the figures higher, with UK and US sales falling by 1% and 2% respectively. As a result, some analysts remain unimpressed by the update.Regardless, the company expects full-year profit to be towards the top end of market forecasts after a positive four months. What’s more, ASOS will continue to repay the support it received via the furlough scheme to the UK government.Future outlookLooking ahead, it seems too soon to say what the impact of Covid-19 will be on the business. Despite the fact that ASOS is undoubtedly better positioned than many of its competitors, it still faces challenges in the long run.For example, the group carries a substantial amount of debt, meaning that if profits struggle, servicing interest payments will become considerably more difficult. Overall however, the company’s balance sheet remains in reasonable shape.A key factor in the continued prosperity of the underlying business will be the retailer’s ability to continue expanding its consumer base. With the company’s mission “to become the world’s number-one online shopping destination for fashion-loving 20-somethings,” the news that its active consumer base increased by 16% year-on-year will be encouraging.Ultimately, a 12-month forward P/E ratio of 65.9 is hardly appealing to value investors. That said, if the online fashion market continues to boom and the company can successfully carry on growing earnings, the future looks bright in my eyes. As such, now could be an ideal time to buy into the ASOS share price. Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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Reporters Without Borders: constitutional complaint lodged against the BND law

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first_imgNews News Читать на русском / Read in RussianIn the complaint, international journalists seek to defend themselves against the powers granted to the German foreign intelligence agency, the BND, in the area of surveillance. The complainants are for the most part investigative journalists. Among these journalists is the winner of the Right Livelihood Award, Khadija Ismayilova from Azerbaijan, and the Mexican investigative journalist Raúl Olmos, who was a member of the international team of reporters that evaluated the Paradise Papers. The international organisation Reporters Without Borders, which is based in Paris, is also one of the complainants asserting before the German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe that the right to freedom of the press and freedom of communication are being violated. “The law allows the foreign intelligence agency to spy on journalists abroad almost without restrictions and to share the information with other secret services. This is an unacceptable restriction of press freedom, which is why we are supporting the affected parties in their court action,” said the executive director of RSF Germany Christian Mihr. “Projects like the Paradise Papers show that investigative journalism is increasingly the result of international cooperation. When the BND spies on foreign journalists it also undermines the confidentiality of sources in Germany.” The BND law was passed by the German Bundestag in October 2016 and came into effect at the start of 2017 (http://t1p.de/yecw). The ruling coalition in Germany had decided to make fundamental changes to the existing law after highly questionable BND practices came to light in the wake of the NSA scandal. Regarding its activities in the area of so-called strategic telecommunications surveillance in particular, the BND was clearly acting without a sufficient legal basis. In this particular form of mass surveillance the BND taps into major data transmission lines and filters the data using so-called “selectors”. These can be words or the telephone numbers and email addresses of individuals in whom the BND takes an interest. Numerous cases of the intelligence agency targeting journalists have already come to light in the past. In February 2017 a report in the German magazine Der Spiegel revealed that since 1999 the BND had apparently been deliberately targeting foreign journalists who worked for renowned media, including the BBC, Reuters and the New York Times, with its surveillance (http://t1p.de/el7d). Instead of restricting the BND’s activities, the German government legalised the practices in a new BND law. The law offers different degrees of protection against surveillance depending on a person’s nationality: the foreign intelligence service is not allowed to intercept the communications of German citizens, there are restrictions regarding the communications of EU citizens, and those of non-EU citizens can be intercepted provided the measure serves to protect “Germany’s capacity to act”. The latter is essentially an authorisation to filter communications on a mass scale outside the EU. Provisions protecting the rights of journalists like those set out in the related Article 10 Law or in the Code of Criminal Procedure are entirely lacking. The problems are compounded by the explicit authority granted to the BND to share the information with other intelligence services. This legalises a dangerous “exchange” process in which the BND could for example monitor the communications of the Washington Post and pass on the information to the NSA, and “in return” the latter taps the phones of German media. With their constitutional complaint the journalists are seeking to defend themselves against this. The complaint is the only remaining possibility to have the law overturned after the German government and the German Bundestag ignored massive criticism. Among others, three UN Special Rapporteurs had criticised Germany pointing out that the rules were incompatible with human rights standards (http://t1p.de/gwdl). COMPLAINANTS INVESTIGATING CORRUPTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES The group of complainants includes the journalists Khadija Ismayilova (Azerbaijan), Paul van Gageldonk (the Netherlands), Richard Norton-Taylor (the UK), Blaz Zgaga (Slovenia), Raúl Olmos (Mexico) and Goran Lefkov (Macedonia). They all work as investigative journalists in their own countries, and most of them focus on topics like corruption, tax fraud, organised crime and human rights abuses in their countries. These very same topics are also the subject of the BND’s “investigative mission”. Yet conversations between colleagues or with sources are not protected under the BND law and can therefore be intercepted. The journalists’ mission of monitoring the activities of the state is rendered ineffective if these states are listening in on their conversations while they do their research. In addition, sources are deterred from contacting journalists with sensitive information. Other complainants are the German human rights lawyer Michael Mörth, who has lived and worked in Guatemala for the last 20 years, and the international organisation Reporters Sans Frontières. Based in Paris, Reporters Sans Frontières communicates extensively with journalists all over the world, and this communication also isn’t protected by the law. The goal of the complaint is to establish that the BND law is unconstitutional. The German government clearly regards the basic rights of press freedom and freedom of communication as exclusive German rights that it does not need to observe abroad. This, however, disregards the fact that these freedoms are protected as human rights, and that in international agreements like the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Germany has undertaken to respect them. The Federal Constitutional Court could pass a judgment setting out instructions for amending the BND law to bring it into conformity with the Constitution, for example by ensuring that it also offers journalists and other persons bound to professional secrecy effective protection. Reporters Without Borders is part of an alliance that has worked for more than a year on the constitutional complaint project. The other partners in the alliance are the German Journalists Association (Deutscher Journalisten-Verband), the German Journalists Union (Deutsche Journalistinnen- und Journalisten- Union), Netzwerk Recherche, the journalist network n-ost, and the Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte. In another lawsuit RSF Germany had already lodged a complaint in 2015 with Germany’s Federal Administrative Court against unlawful BND surveillance practices. Part of this lawsuit is currently being processed by the European Court of Human rights (http://t1p.de/gia4), while in another part of it the Federal Administrative Court upheld RSF’s complaint. Since then the BND is no longer allowed to store the call detail records of RSF Germany phone calls in its metadata analysis system “VerAS” (http://t1p.de/srbn). Germany is currently ranked 16th among the 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index. MORE INFORMATION: – FAQs on the BND Law: www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de/themen/internetfreiheit/kritik-am-bnd-gesetz – More information on the situation of journalists in Germany: www.rsf.org/en/germany RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedoms Whistleblowers BND/ AFP January 29, 2018 – Updated on February 1, 2018 Reporters Without Borders: constitutional complaint lodged against the BND law Reporters Without Borders (RSF), together with five civil society organisations, has lodged a constitutional complaint against the Federal Intelligence Service Act, also known as the BND law. RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Germany May 31, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedoms Whistleblowers to go further German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom March 30, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder

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first_img August 6, 2020 Find out more July 23, 2019 Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder Detained since 8 February 2017, two weeks after Jammeh’s removal from office and departure into exile, Lt. Malick Jatta told the commission how he and two other military officers – who, like him, were members of a special unit – shot Hydara in his car on the night of 16 December 2004. Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia RSF issued the call after an army officer confessed on July 22nd to Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission that he carried out Hydara’s murder and said it was ordered by President Jammeh.  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, now living in exile in Equatorial Guinea, to be extradited back to Gambia to stand trial for the 2004 murder of Deyda Hydara, a newspaper editor who was the dean of Gambia’s journalists and RSF’s correspondent. January 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en @RSF_Inter “We opened fire, myself, Alieu Jen and Sana Manjang,” Jatta said, naming the two other officers. Under Adama Barrow, who replaced Jammeh as president in January 2017, Gambia rose 30 places in a single year in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index to be ranked 92nd out of 180 countries. News News Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Follow the news on Gambia GambiaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeImpunityFreedom of expressionPredators Jammeh’s 22 years as president were marked by constant persecution of the media. As well as Hydara’s murder, he was reportedly implicated in the deaths of two other journalists, Chief Ebrima Manneh and Omar Barrow, and in many cases of censorship and imprisonment of journalists. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information “Our correspondent’s murder 15 years ago caused our staff a great deal of distress,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Fifteen years later, we continue to demand justice. The investigation into this shocking crime must be relaunched and, given the gravity of the accusations against him, Yahya Jammeh must be extradited from Equatorial Guinea. The crimes against journalists that took place during his 22 years in power must not remain unpunished.” News Organisation News Aged 58 and the father of four children, Hydara was co-founder and editor of the newspaper The Point, writing a widely-read column entitled “Good morning Mr. President,” in which he commented on Gambia’s politics and government. He was also the Gambia correspondent of both Agence France-Presse and RSF. to go further Gambia: Missing editor died in detention in 2008 after mistreatment GambiaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeImpunityFreedom of expressionPredators March 22, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Kansas Man Sentenced for HAMP Fraud

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first_img Related Articles  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Kansas Man Sentenced for HAMP Fraud A Mexican national living in Wichita, Kansas, was sentenced for fraudulently obtaining a mortgage modification loan through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), which is funded by the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Special Inspector General for TARP (SIGTARP) Christy Romero announced recently.Eduardo Garcia Sabag, who has been in federal custody since he was arrested on June 26, 2014, was sentenced for one count each of making false bank entries, reports, and transactions for using someone else’s Social Security number to obtain his HAMP loan, according to Romero and U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas Barry Grissom. Sabag entered a plea bargain on August 11 for the fraud charges and was sentenced to time served, which amounted to approximately 92 days in prison, and was placed in custody of U.S. Marshals. Also as part of his plea bargain, Sabag agreed not to challenge his removal from the U.S. to Mexico. U.S. District Judge Eric F. Melgren presided over Sabag’s sentencing hearing.Sabag, who is not a U.S. citizen and therefore not eligible to have a Social Security number assigned to him, originally obtained a loan on a residential property in Wichita through TARP recipient Bank of America using someone else’s Social Security number. In 2010, he applied for and received a mortgage loan modification from Bank of America through HAMP using that same Social Security number. Sabag had previously certified that all the information on the HAMP application was truthful. The application contains a warning that knowingly providing false information is a violation of federal law.”Sabag knowingly provided false information to obtain funds made available by the federal government to struggling homeowners through HAMP,” Romero said. “Sabag defrauded the United States and TARP recipient Bank of America by taking advantage of HAMP at the expense of American taxpayers. Those who defraud taxpayers’ TARP investments will be brought to justice by SIGTARP and our law enforcement partners.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Unemployment Rate Falls Below 6 Percent For First Time Since ’08 Next: New York AG Sues Law Firms for Mortgage Loan Relief Scam October 3, 2014 810 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Tagged with: Bank of America Fraud Loan Modification SIGTARP TARP Home / Daily Dose / Kansas Man Sentenced for HAMP Fraud Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Bank of America Fraud Loan Modification SIGTARP TARP 2014-10-03 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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Amrapali : Homebuyers Should Not Be Under The Impression That They Can Enjoy Benefits Without Paying Dues, Observes SC As It Reserves Orders On Various Issues

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first_imgTop StoriesAmrapali : Homebuyers Should Not Be Under The Impression That They Can Enjoy Benefits Without Paying Dues, Observes SC As It Reserves Orders On Various Issues Nilashish Chaudhary27 May 2020 4:23 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday orally remarked that the homebuyers of the stalled-Amrapali project should not be under the impression that they can enjoy the benefits without paying the dues.This was said by Justice Arun Mishra, who was heading the bench hearing a host of issues connected with the project.Senior Advocate M L Lahoty, appearing for the homebuyers, submitted that they should not…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 orally remarked that the homebuyers of the stalled-Amrapali project should not be under the impression that they can enjoy the benefits without paying the dues.This was said by Justice Arun Mishra, who was heading the bench hearing a host of issues connected with the project.Senior Advocate M L Lahoty, appearing for the homebuyers, submitted that they should not be made to pay anymore at this point towards the construction. Referring to previous directions whereby the Court had directed the completion of the construction in a time bound manner, the counsel submitted that the homebuyers are entitled to compensation on account of delay. In response, Justice Arun Mishra observed :”Homebuyers should not be under the impression that without paying they will enjoy benefits of the property. Let us do something pragmatic in a step wise manner, for now. Do not invite our wrath, Mr Lahoty”.Lahoty then clarified that he was not suggesting that the buyers would enjoy benefits without paying due consideration, but that they had already been aggrieved after putting in a great deal of money.ML Lahoty- at no point did I suggest that homebuyers will enjoy without paying.#AmrapaliFlatBuyers #Amrapali— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 27, 2020Earlier in the hearing, the Enforcement Directorate informed the bench that it had attached accounts of JP Morgan, in compliance with the Top Court’s previous orders.Appearing for JP Morgan, Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi confirmed the same and contended that such attachment is illegal. Clarifying that JP Morgan India, whose account was attached yesterday for the recovery of Rs. 187 crore, had no financial dealings with Amrapali, Rohatgi challenged the order directing such attachment.”I’m here for JP India…I wish to submit that the attachment is blatantly illegal, as JP India does not have one Penny’s worth of investment in Amrapali…I’m independent, and have no dealings with them”, submitted the former Attorney General.Justice Mishra however was of the opinion that JP Morgan is a global company with branches across the world. Since the Court is concerned with the company, its branches would be taken into account, stated Mishra J.Rohatgi went on to refer to a previous order of the Supreme Court wherein transaction details of JP Morgan Singapore and JP Morgan Mauritius were specifically sought, in order to trace their dealings with Amrapali. The responses of these two Branches were also cited to show that all financial dealings with Amrapali were attributable to them and not to JP Morgan India.”I am JP Morgan India and have nothing to do with these monies. The money attached was invested by them. In fact, even they did not invest their own money, it came from investors worldwide and JP Morgan invested these monies in Amrapali”, he argued.Rohatgi further contended that the forensic auditor had not even heard JP India before taking action.The Bench will now hear further submissions on this objection from Rohatgi next Wednesday.The Court also asked Senior Advocate Harish Salve, appearing for SBI Cap, to seek instructions from his client with regard to releasing funds towards the commencement of construction work. This aspect will also be considered by the bench on next Wednesday.Upon Salve’s request, the Bench agreed not to pass any orders regarding the same till then.The bench, also comprising, Justice U U Lalit, told Salve “there is no private builder now; its the receiver who is handling the projects and NBCC is doing the construction”.The Court next turned its attention to the National Buildings Construction Company(NBCC), the government enterprise entrusted with completion of pending Amrapali projects. The Court asked their counsel, Senior Advocate Siddhartha Dave, to submit a flow chart about their plan of action for the next few months.Justice Lalit emphasized that the flow chart must detail the amount of funds available with NBCC, the finances they would require over the next three months, and how they planned to raise more funds if required.Touching upon the issue of unsold inventories, Lalit J said,”How do you plan to finance your activities for the next couple of months? If there are unsold inventories, it would be ideal to sell them off. If those units need to be sold, there are two ways to go about it- either you do it or we ask an agency. Let us know what you think…come back to us with this in a week.”The next issue that was notably taken up was with regard to the rate of interest being levied by Noida and Greater Noida authorities. Justice Mishra urged Senior advocate Sunil Gupta to impress upon the authorities that they needed to be more accommodating and relax the rates to an extent.”This sector will die down if you continue to remain like this. You have to give some sort of relaxation, otherwise not one but all projects will collapse”, cautioned Mishra J. Without commenting on the pending petitions challenging the levying of interest on loans during the RBI stipulated moratorium, Justice Mishra asked Gupta to consult with the Government and see what they were willing to do about interest rates being slashed in this instance.The Bench went on to pull up the Government auction platform, MSTC for filing an affidavit wherein it was stated that they weren’t in a position to do much regarding the auction of certain attached properties.Justice Mishra came down heavily on this and remarked-“We should tell you to go then, and impose punishment. This is not the way to file an affidavit……We will not spare anyone like this.”After hearing several Intervention Applications in the matter, the Bench reserved its orders on three specific issues.These issues include:The financing of projects by State banksWhether to sell off surplus FARs (Floor Area Ratio) to raise funds or first return them to the Noida/Greater Noida authorities, andWhether to grant additional compensation to the Greater Noida authorities.On July 23 last year, the SC had ordered cancellation of Amrapali Group’s registration under RERA and ordered a probe by the ED into allegations of money laundering, in pleas filed by several homebuyers seeking possession of around 42,000 flats booked in Amrapali Group projects. The apex court had then directed the ED that the investigation should be carried out impartially, properly and expeditiously within a period of three months. The Court also directed the NBCC to take over the stalled project.On May 22, the bench had permitted ED to attach the properties of JP Morgan.Click here to download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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First salmon of 2019 is caught in Donegal

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first_img WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – January 2, 2019 Inland Fisheries Ireland is also inviting the public to help protect and conserve the fisheries resource during the year by reporting incidents to its confidential hotline number 1890 34 74 24 or 1890 FISH 24. The phone line is designed to encourage the reporting of incidents of illegal fishing, water pollution and invasive species.Anglers looking for fishing information in Ireland during 2019 should visit www.fishinginireland.info for all the latest angling news and reports. For more information about Inland Fisheries Ireland, visit www.fisheriesireland.ie. Pinterest Google+ Previous articleMac Lochlainn backs investment calls as 26 people await beds at LUHNext articleNew car registrations in Donegal for 2018 down over 11% News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA First salmon of 2019 is caught in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It’s emerged that the first salmon of 2019 was caught in Donegal.Inland Fisheries Ireland have confirmed that Derry angler Michael McCann from Templeard Derry landed the salmon in the Garden Pool on the Lackagh River at 9.25 yesterday morning.The salmon, which weighed approximately five pounds and was caught on a single barbless hook before being released into the water, was also the first salmon caught and released during International Year of the Salmon which takes place in 2019.Michael McCann was one of 22 anglers who were fishing on the Lackagh River at the time of the catch. The river runs between Glen Lough and Sheephaven Bay.Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland, has congratulated Michael McCann, on his catch which is highly coveted by anglers across the country. He added the body is delighted that the first salmon of 2019 was caught and released in a sustainable manner in Donegal in compliance with the 2019 regulations.__________________________________IFI statement in full – Wednesday, 2nd January 2019: The first salmon of 2019 has been caught and released on the Lackagh River in Co. Donegal according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. Michael McCann of Templeard, Derry landed the first salmon in the Garden Pool on the Lackagh River at 9.25am yesterday, Tuesday 1st of January. The salmon, which weighed approximately five pounds and was caught on a single barbless hook before being released into the water, was also the first salmon caught and released during International Year of the Salmon which takes place in 2019.Michael McCann was one of 22 anglers who were fishing on the Lackagh River at the time of the catch. The river is not known for producing the first salmon of the angling season – in 2018, the first salmon was recorded on the River Drowes in Leitrim on the 30th of January while in 2017 it was caught on the Munster Blackwater, Cork on the 1st of February.Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “I would like to congratulate Michael McCann, on his catch which is highly coveted by anglers across the country. We are particularly delighted that the first salmon of 2019 was caught and released in a sustainable manner in Donegal in compliance with the 2019 regulations. I would urge anglers to step up their conservation efforts and engage in catch & release angling in 2019. The New Year coincides with International Year of the Salmon which aims to raise awareness of some of the challenges facing salmon stocks across the Northern hemisphere.  Salmon populations have plummeted in recent years with the number of salmon returning to Irish shores decreasing by over 70 per cent, which is very concerning. We look forward to promoting this global initiative in Ireland which aims to bring people together to share knowledge, raise awareness and take action on how we can ensure the resilience of salmon in Ireland and across the Northern hemisphere.”International Year of the Salmon is a joint world-wide initiative of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) and the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) alongside other partners across the globe, creating an international framework for collaborative outreach and research. It is hoped that this initiative will raise awareness of what humans can do to ensure salmon and their habitats are conserved and restored against a backdrop of several environmental factors which have contributed to their decline.The Lackagh River is open to catch and release fishing during the 2019 season. The regulations for the management of the wild salmon and sea trout fishery for 2019 including the list of open, catch and release and closed rivers can be found at: https://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Salmon-Regulations/salmon-regulations.html#tab2. Twitter WhatsApp Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Community Enhancement Programme open for applications last_img read more

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No Amazon, no problem: TF Cornerstone plans 1,400 apartments in LIC

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first_imgShare via Shortlink TagsAmazon HQ2Commercial Real EstateDevelopmentlong island citytf cornerstone Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TF Cornerstone president Fredrick Elghanayan and an aerial of a Long Island City site where the firm plans to build apartment towers (Credit: TF Cornerstone and Google Maps)Opponents kept Amazon out of Long Island City, fearing it would bring thousands of millennials to the area. They might be coming anyway.TF Cornerstone has filed an application to build two massive apartment buildings in Long Island City: a 575-unit, 34-story apartment building at 55-01 Second Street and an 812-unit, 39-story building at 2-10 54th Avenue.The buildings will total 1.43 million square feet, according to filings with the Department of Buildings. SLCE is the architect of record.TF Cornerstone, led by the Elghanayan family, bought the site in November 2018 for $285 million. The development group purchased the site just days before Amazon announced its selection of Long Island City for its second headquarters, only to cancel the project three months later on a Valentine’s Day that shook New York politics and real estate.TF Cornerstone is also building apartments en masse in Hunters Point South, including a 1,194-unit project at 52-41 Center Boulevard and at 52-03 Center Boulevard where 60 percent of the units are set aside as affordable housing, according to Multi-Housing News. Construction started in April 2019.The area, previously known as Queens West, is in the midst of a development boom. Gotham Organization and nonprofit RiseBoro Community Partnership are also building two towers with more than 1,000 residential units there.TF Cornerstone did not immediately return a request for comment.last_img read more

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Illustration – Adjunct

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first_imgPosting Details Teaching Responsibilities Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayCover LetterCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Unofficial Transcript Position TitleIllustration – Adjunct Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position Summary Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6193 Teaching responsibilities in the undergraduate Illustrationprogram. Specific course assignments will be dependent uponapplicant qualifications. State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law.center_img Nondiscrimination Statement * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo A terminal degree in the field, or closely related discipline, ispreferred. Candidates working toward a terminal degree, or havesignificant experience in the field, may be considered. Candidatesmust embrace the mission of California Baptist University, andevidence a clear understanding of, and commitment to, excellence inteaching through the integration of Christian faith. Successfulcandidates will have a history of quality University teachingexperience or significant professional engagement in the field, anddemonstrated relational skills. The College of Architecture, Visual Art, and Design ( CAVAD ) atCalifornia Baptist University invites applications for adjunctfaculty positions in the field of Illustration. Review ofapplications is conducted in an ongoing manner according toneed. If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Qualifications * Are you a Christian?YesNolast_img read more

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Cambridge win controversial Boat Race

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first_imgAlex Woods collapsed from exhaustion at the finish linePhotograph: Sonali CampionDavid Nelson, CUBC President and the winning bow rower, commented, “It’s shocking to see Alex in such a state, I hope he’s alright.”His Cambridge teammate Steve Dudek added, that the team intended to celebrate with “a bit of class.” He added, “We really, really hope he’s alright. Our thoughts are with him.”Woods is believed to have suffered from severe exhaustion, though is currently conscious and sitting upright.In response to the controversy surrounding the race, CUBC Vice-President Mike Thorp said, “All we could do in that situation was just do what we’ve been trained to do, not look around and just keep going.”The usual presentation at the end of the race was cancelled as Alex Woods continued to receive treatment from the medical team.Following the race, OUBC President Karl Hudspith took to Twitter, saying that he was ‘proud of everyone in the team and how they rowed.’ He also took the opportunity to vent his anger at Oldfield, tweeting, ‘Finally to Trenton Oldfield; my team went through seven months of hell, this was the culmination of our careers and you took it from us.’Crewmember William Zeng, a doctorate student at Oriel College, was also emotional, tweeting, ‘When I missed your head with my blade I knew only that you were a swimmer, and if you say you are a protester then no matter what you say your cause may be, your action speaks too loudly for me to hear you.‘I know exactly what you were protesting. You were protesting the right of 17 young men and one woman to compete fairly and honorably, to demonstrate their hard work and desire in a proud tradition.’‘You were protesting their right to devote years of their lives, their friendships, and their souls to the fair pursuits of the joys and the hardship of sport. You, who would make a mockery of their dedication and their courage, are a mockery of a man.’ The umpire, John Garrett, then restarted the crews with a rolling start from the bottom of Chiswick Eyot. This allowed Cambridge to reclaim some advantage, again benefiting from the inside line around the bend. Oxford were quick onto the second and third stroke, though, moving well and retaking the lead.However, just thirty seconds after the restart, the race was over as a contest. The oar of Oxford 6, Hanno Weinhausen, lost its blade after a collision between the boats. The umpire had been warning Oxford to alter their line and thus judged the collision to be their fault.Garrett, who was previously Cambridge University Boat Club President, said after the race, “The rules state clearly that the crews have to abide by their accidents.“Cambridge was not off their station, but in the immediate run up to the clash Oxford were off their station. Cambridge were in the right place so I was happy to allow the result to stand.”The Cambridge team then cruised to victory, leading easily by several lengths.At the race’s end Oxford cox, Zoe de Toledo, was heard arguing with the umpire. She argued that she had not ignored the umpire’s commands to change her boat’s line, “There was so much wash that I could not move as fast as I wanted to.”De Toledo added, “We can’t have a race that ends like this.”Weinhausen was heard shouting, “My oar broke down in the first hundred metres. That’s a restart.”When the Umpire announced that he was rejecting Oxford’s appeal, a member of the Oxford crew gave ironic applause.However, Oxford’s anger quickly turned into concern for their bowman Alex Woods, who had collapsed in the back of their boat and had to be taken into a launch for medical attention.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%5169%%[/mm-hide-text] Cambridge have won this year’s Xchanging Boat Race in controversial circumstances.The race was halted after just over ten minutes due to a swimmer blocking the boats’ path as a ‘protest’.Very soon after the restart a Cambridge win became a formality when Oxford’s Dr Hanno Wienhausen lost the blade of his oar after a collision with the Cambridge team.Cambridge began the day by winning the coin toss and choosing the Surrey station, leaving Oxford to row from the Middlesex position.The Dark Blues came away the quickest, drawing a third of a length ahead before the first corner after a sluggish Cambridge start.The Cambridge team then moved back into contention, allowing their extra weight to tell against a headwind and settling into a strong rhythm.At the Hammersmith Bridge Oxford still held a very slim advantage, although the Surrey bend allowed Cambridge to nose in front for the first time.However, the Light Blues failed to capitalise on their position, and Oxford moved back alongside before retaking the lead at the ten minute mark.Controversy then followed as the race was stopped by a swimmer blocking the boats with Oxford leading by a quarter of a length. Trenton Oldfield, 35, a privately educated Londoner who has an MSc in Contemporary Urbanism from the London School of Economics, risked being struck by the Oxford boat’s blades and was removed from the water by a police launch. He has since been charged with a public order offence.Following the stoppage, both crews were affected by a build-up of lactic acid, and the river was choppy due to the supporting launches having to turn round.center_img A blog that appeared on the internet yesterday, entitled ‘Elitism Leads to Tyranny’ and described as a ‘Statement by Trenton Oldfield’, states, ‘This is a protest, an act of civil disobedience, a methodology of refusing and resistance…I am swimming into the boats in the hope I can stop them from completing the race’.Reflecting on the race, Cambridge student Julius Handler said, “This is certainly not the way we would have wanted to win. It was a sombre end to a race fraught with misfortune but it was heartening to see the two teams come together in support of Alex Woods.’Curtis Gallant, another student at Cambridge, added, “What a ridiculous race. I felt so sorry for the guy rowing without an oar for the last five minutes.‘They were warned multiple times about steering towards the Cambridge boat so they brought it upon themselves somewhat. Even so, this race was definitely not cricket. I feel pretty bad for Oxford, but by the rules Cambridge are rightful winners.”Gallant added, ‘This is not a proud day for either Oxons or Cantabs’, and, commenting on the swimmer who had caused the race to restart, stated that the event should also raise concerns about “security at the Olympics’.Sam Rodrigues, a history undergraduate at St Anne’s, said, ‘Considering the delays, the rainy weather and severe overpricing of the beer, I think it was a bit of an anticlimax.’Lincoln second year Ruth Burrows agreed that the race had been ‘disappointing’, while engineer Oli Roberts described the race as ‘carnage.’Oxford’s consolation prize was a victory in the reserve competition. The Isis beat Goldie, the Cambridge boat, by four lengths, despite being a stone per man lighter.Estimates suggest that over 250,000 people attended this year’s race.last_img read more

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Press release: Dutch Royals welcomed to London for their first state visit

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first_imgFor journalists @RoyalFamily and @KoninklijkHuis The Queen greets King Willem-Alexander as he arrives in Horseguards Parade. Email [email protected] The King and Queen of the Netherlands on board the aboard the Dutch ship HNLMS Zeeland watching the joint naval display on the Thames.Their Majesties will also visit Pop Brixton, a pioneering space in South London that supports independent businesses from Brixton and Lambeth, and meet with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street on Wednesday (24 October). Our forces have worked closely with the Netherlands amphibious forces for more than 45 years, demonstrating world-class military integration. Right now, our Royal Marines are working alongside their Dutch counterparts in Norway as part of the Defence Arctic Strategy, which shows our deep-shared commitment to European security. This state visit allows us to take stock and celebrate an enduring alliance with one of our closest defence partners. Other state visit press releases Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn State visit on social media Media enquiries Prime Minister hails new era of Dutch-UK security cooperation post-Brexit UK-Dutch trade relationship goes from strength to strength Royal Marines to stage demonstration on the Thames for Netherlands state visitcenter_img The visit will showcase the breadth and depth of the relationship between the UK and The Netherlands, including through trade, innovation and security.The state visit is an excellent opportunity to celebrate and deepen our connections. Our relationship may be changing but we are confident that the Netherlands and the UK will continue to have a close relationship and work together to tackle global issues.The UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will also use the opportunity to meet with his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: Queen Máxima and the Earl of Wessex viewing a robot demonstration at the Innovation Showcase.As part of the state visit Their Majesties will visit HMS Belfast and the visiting Dutch Offshore Patrol Vessel, HNLMS Zeeland, moored alongside. This visit will celebrate 45 years of cooperation between the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps and the Royal Marines, culminating with a joint on-water capability demonstration on the Thames.The Royal Marines and Royal Netherlands Marines have long served together on operations across the globe – most recently offering humanitarian support to islands affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.Speaking ahead of the visit to HMS Belfast, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: King Willem-Alexander meeting people during the visit to Pop Brixton.Updates The Dutch state visit is an opportunity to celebrate the UK and the Netherlands’ more than 400-year long trading heritage. As the UK forges an independent trade policy for the first time in more than four decades, my international economic department is working with the Dutch – our North Sea Partners – towards a bright trading future too. The Innovation Showcase will demonstrate the huge opportunities for our economies – 2 of the world’s most innovative – to collaborate even further, creating jobs and prosperity for generations to come. The UK and The Netherlands have a rich, long history between our people and of course our Royal Families. So it is a pleasure to welcome His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima to the United Kingdom, reflecting our enduring commitment to this partnership. Together we work to further peace and security across the globe, tackling threats from terrorism and cyber and promoting values of freedom. I look forward to celebrating our connections and shared successes with Foreign Minister Stef Blok, looking at ensuring this continues for years to come. hashtag #NetherlandsStateVisit Watch an overview of the Netherlands state visitNetherlands state visitFurther information @ForeignOffice and @UKinNL From the 17th century to the present day, trade relations between our countries continue to flourish; The Netherlands is the UK’s third largest trading partner. Only this year, Heineken announced an investment of £44 million – creating over 1,000 jobs in the UK – while fellow Dutch company NewCold has invested £100 million in a new distribution centre in Wakefield, adding a further 70 jobs in the next 2 years to the current team of 200.DIT Minister for Investment Graham Stuart and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe, Andrew Mitchell, will be hosting the UK-Netherlands Innovation Showcase at Mansion House on Wednesday. As world leaders in Global Innovation, the showcase will celebrate Dutch and British collaboration in finding innovative solutions for the Grand Challenges of tomorrow, including clean growth, solutions for the aging society, AI and data and the future of mobility.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said:last_img read more

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