FTSE 100: these 5 shares are falling fast. Which would I buy today?

first_imgFTSE 100: these 5 shares are falling fast. Which would I buy today? Cliff D’Arcy | Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 Cliffdarcy owns shares in GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline, Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V., and Unilever. 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. So far in 2021, the UK FTSE 100 index has actually beaten the US S&P 500 index. As I write, the Footsie trades around 6,646, up 185 points (2.9%) in 2021. The S&P 500 is up around 90 points in 2021, only 2.4% ahead. Given the huge outperformance of the S&P over the Footsie for the past decade, perhaps the tide is turning in favour of UK shares?The FTSE 100’s biggest fallers over one monthOf course, not all FTSE 100 shares have risen in 2021. As well as some big gainers, there have been some huge howlers. For example, take these five sliding stocks, the worst performers in the Footsie over one month: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… FTSE 100 member1W1M3M6M Unilever(Consumer staples)-2.8%–10.1%-13.3%-15.6% Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Ocado Group(Grocery tech)-6.5%–21.4%-0.1%-8.0% Which stocks wouldn’t I buy today?As you can see, the FTSE 100’s worst performer over the past month is online grocer Ocado. Its shares have crashed more than a fifth (21.4%) in a month. Then again, Ocado stock is up 95% over one year, 303.2% over three years, and 770.1% over five years. This makes it the FTSE 100’s best performer over five years, so it’s hardly surprising its shares are taking a breather after such magnificent gains.The second-worst FTSE 100 stock over the past month is Just Eat Takeaway (JET). This food-delivery firm is known for its Just Eat UK brand. Although JET shares have dived by more than a sixth (17.4%), they are up 1.9% over the past 12 months. JET is a fast-growing company, booming in the pandemic and popular with growth investors. But it keeps making large losses as it scales up. Hence, as a value investor, JET is not for me.I’d buy these two value sharesThird on my list of laggards is global pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The GSK share price has declined by more than a tenth (10.9%) over one month. It’s also been one of the FTSE 100’s worst performers over six and 12 months. GSK is the largest individual holding in my family portfolio, so its recent weakness — down a quarter (25%) in a year — has cost us plenty. At the current share price of 1,206p, GSK has a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.6 and an earnings yield of 9.5%. At over 6.6%, GSK’s yearly dividend yield is more than double that of the wider Footsie. These fundamentals look cheap to me, so I will keep buying more GSK stock.Second, I also like the look of consumer-goods colossus Unilever, which sells more than 400 brands worldwide. Every day, more than 2.5bn people use Unilever products. That’s almost a third of the global population. Yet the Unilever share price is down a tenth (10.1%) over a month and almost a sixth (15.6%) over six months. At the current share price of 3,805p, Unilever trades on a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.8% and an earnings yield of 4.8%. The dividend yield of 3.9% is useful and, as an income-hungry investor, I’d welcome it in my family portfolio. Hence, Unilever is the second stock I’d buy from these five FTSE 100 fallers.In summary, as a FTSE 100 value investor and income-seeker, I’m not put off by falling share prices. However, what works for me might not work for you. Thus, please take great care when selecting your shares! Just Eat Takeaway.com(Food delivery)-1.7%–17.4%-13.9%-15.0% “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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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Futura Medical shares are up 200% in a week! Here’s what I need to know

first_imgFutura Medical shares are up 200% in a week! Here’s what I need to know There’s been a spike in interest in Futura Medical (LSE:FUT) shares over recent days. In fact, the share is up around 200% over the course of the past week. If I stretch out the timeline, I can see that over the past year that the share price has risen almost 600%. Most of this move has come in March, so merits a closer look to see if it’s worth buying right now.What’s the story?Future Medical is a UK-based pharmaceutical company that focuses on the development of products through R&D. It then looks to partner with other businesses to take the product from late stage development to the market. 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…It has taken an erectile dysfunction product to commercialisation stage in the past, but the main news at the moment surrounds products that are still in development. These include products with handy names such as MED3000 and TPR100. These are both types of gels, used for different purposes.In recent news, MED3000 gained EU approval to go on sale. This was very positive news, and the CE mark also makes it easier to be fast-tracked through trial processes around the world. This was followed up by news that the same product is undergoing FDA studies as well.For Futura Medical shares, the news saw a sharp move higher. This is logical, given the the main way Futura Medical has value as a company is via getting its products past research stage and onto shelves for sale. Until then, Futura Medical shares are fuelled a lot on speculation of what could happen. Should I buy Futura Medical shares?Even with the approval, I still think Futura Medical shares should be treated carefully. After looking through recent results, it’s clear that the costs of development really do rack up. The latest results for H1 2020 showed research costs of £926k, with revenue at £0. That’s correct — the business didn’t generate a penny of revenue in that period.Even during the whole of 2019, revenue stood at just over £31k against research costs of over £10m. It doesn’t take a genius to compute that this is a loss making business. For Futura Medical shares to trade at current levels reflects a market valuation of £125m. I find this quite surprising.Of course, I do understand that Futura Medical shares are pricing-in future potential. This is a viable investing strategy and can yield very high results. But this feels like I’m investing in a start-up business that’s trying to get off the ground. That’s not the type of investment I’m looking for. I’d prefer to buy into companies that have established track records.Futura Medical shares could build on the 200% rally, and move even higher on future approvals and commercialisation of products. If the business establishes itself as a viable player in this regard, I’ll happily look to invest then. But at this stage of the life-cycle, it’s just too risky for me to justify buying. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Jonathan Smith “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 25th March, 2021 | More on: FUM 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. jonathansmith1 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.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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Referees for Lions series revealed

first_imgNic Berry, Ben O’Keeffe and Mathieu Raynal will call the Springboks Tests We now know who the referees for Lions series in South Africa will be.World Rugby have released the names of the match officials for all upcoming Tests and amongst those are the big ones in South Africa. However, first up is the match between the British & Irish Lions and Japan at Murrayfield. This will be refereed by Pascal Gaüzère (France).Then it’s onto the three Tests between the world champion Springboks and the tourists. The first Test will be refereed by Nic Berry (Australia). Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand) will take charge of Test two. Mathieu Raynal (France) has the reins for Test three. Each official will also performing assistant referee duties during the cycle as well.Brendon Pickerill of New Zealand will act as Television Match Official (TMO) for all three Test matches in South Africa.World Rugby have also added that: “With a need to maintain a bubble, the Lions tour matches will feature non-neutral appointments with Wayne Barnes (England), Jaco Peyper and AJ Jacobs (both South Africa) taking charge of matches” throughout the tour. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Nic Berry will call the first Test, in Cape Town (Getty Images) center_img Talking of the appointments, chairman of the World Rugby Match Officials Selection Committee, Graham Mourie said: “The British & Irish Lions Tests against South Africa and Japan are a natural focus for rugby fans – and congratulations to Pascal, Nic, Ben and Mathieu on their appointments – but I would also like to extend my congratulations to everyone selected. I am sure they will do their nations proud.”World Rugby Head of Match Officials Joël Jutge added: “With just over two years to go until Rugby World Cup 2023 and elite and international rugby returning around the world, the July internationals provide an important opportunity to build momentum, further develop our culture across the team of officials and focus on consistency of decision-making.“I have been pleased by how the team of match officials have responded to the challenge of the pandemic despite several not being able to perform on the international stage. We have developed a strong bond and culture and we are ready for what will be a very busy July and August.” Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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Friday Funnies – George Gregan ruins Jeff Wilson’s 1994 holiday

first_imgFriday Jul 25, 2008 Friday Funnies – George Gregan ruins Jeff Wilson’s 1994 holiday The first clash of this years Bledisloe Cup gets under way in Sydney tomorrow night, as old rivals Australia and New Zealand do battle in the first of four meetings that will decide who gets the Trans-Tasman bragging rights for the next year. So with Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup being the sole focus of world rugby right now, we’ve found this hilarious clip that was created by the lunatics at Pulp Sport, and thought now would be as good a time as any to share it. The video is based on one of the most famous incidents in Bledisloe Cup history, that being the George Gregan tackle on Jeff Wilson from 1994 , also in Sydney, where the game will be played tomorrow night. If you haven’t seen the tackle in question, watch it now quickly , then sit back and enjoy this ridiculously funny skit that pokes fun at how Gregan ruined not only Wilson’s try, but the rest of his Sydney holiday too.Time: 01:31 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 30 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Ganei Shapira Affordable Housing / Orit Muhlbauer Eyal Architects

first_img Year:  Projects Save this picture!© Shai Epstein+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/534569/ganei-shapira-affordable-housing-orit-muhlbauer-eyal-architects Clipboard CopyApartments•Tel Aviv, Israel 2014 CopyAbout this officeOrit Muhlbauer Eyal ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsTel AvivHousingResidentialIsraelPublished on August 10, 2014Cite: “Ganei Shapira Affordable Housing / Orit Muhlbauer Eyal Architects” 10 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Israel Lead Architect: Year:  “COPY” Apartments Photographs Hila Berger, Shay Naim “COPY” photographs:  Shai EpsteinPhotographs:  Shai Epstein Architects: Orit Muhlbauer Eyal Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/534569/ganei-shapira-affordable-housing-orit-muhlbauer-eyal-architects Clipboard Landscape Architecture:Tal RosemanProject Management:Eli Ginzberg, Maskit Peer, Monica MilonchickContractor:Shalom and NatanManagement And Supervision:Matan Tarshish, Ofir Lender, David Bar-IshaiMain Supplier:Layish Metal Industries LTDClient:Rivka Farhi, Udi Carmeli, Orit Ben AsaCity:Tel AvivCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shai EpsteinText description provided by the architects. The “Ganei Shapira” project was built on a 1 Acre plot, owned by the Tel Aviv municipality. It is located between Tueri Zahav Street and De Modina Street.The project encompasses 69 apartments which will be available for rent under the Affordable Housing scheme. 42 apt are 3 bed room apt.(around 80 sq/m), 27 apt are 4-5 bedroom apt (90-120 sq./m).Save this picture!© Shai EpsteinIn planning the project, a special emphasis was given to the open communal spaces and to the neighborhood’s green spaces.Save this picture!© Shai EpsteinWe examined several planning alternatives for the project. The chosen plan has the highest potential to enable the community to evolve as a real collegial neighborhood, in the spirit of old times a kind of an “Urban Kibbutz”.Save this picture!© Shai EpsteinThe centre of the project is the communal space in the middle which serves as a passage through the project to the park and as the entrance area to the buildings.The space also serves as a natural continuation to and from the green spaces through which the residents can reach De Modina Garden.Save this picture!Floor PlanThis architectural design is a modern interpretation of the “Shikun” residential housing projects that were built during the years of the massive immigration to Israel (1950-1960). However, unlike the old neighborhoods, the Shapira housing project benefit from high building standards.Save this picture!© Shai EpsteinThis project presents a truly unique opportunity whereby the Tel Aviv municipality provides a substantial plot for the benefit of the community.This project highly benefit the Shapira neighborhood by attracting middle class families to the area, and will also serve as a valid and compelling response by the authorities to the demands of the middle classe from the “Rothchild protest” last summer.It is important that such an opportunity be properly used, both for affordable housing for the middle class and as lever of urban and population renewal of the Shapira area.Save this picture!© Shai EpsteinProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Big Data Institute / Make ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectUnified Architectural Theory: Chapter 8ArticlesProject locationAddress:Arye De Modena Street 17, Tel Aviv, IsraelLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2014 Ganei Shapira Affordable Housing / Orit Muhlbauer Eyal Architects Ganei Shapira Affordable Housing / Orit Muhlbauer Eyal ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGanei Shapira Affordable Housing / Orit Muhlbauer Eyal Architectslast_img read more

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ICM poll finds 86% of 18-24 year olds donated to Tsunami disaster appeal

first_img Howard Lake | 16 February 2005 | News An unprecidented proportion of young people responded to the Tsunami Appeal, according to a new ICM opinion poll. ICM have found that 86% of 18-24 year olds say they gave money to a charity in response to the disaster, this despite younger people normally being the least likely to give to charity.The ICM poll of 1000 people commissioned by NCVO also found that a quarter of those who say they responded to the Tsunami disaster are not regular donors to charity. This rises to 37% for 18- 24 year olds. 44% of those who gave said they were regular donors and will continue to give as much as they usually do to other charities. 10% of Tsunami donors said they were regular donors who would give more to others causes this year.Young people are normally far less likely to give to charity than any other age group. According to previous research 55% of 16-24 year olds say they give to charity compared with the overall national average of 65% of people. Advertisement 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. ICM poll finds 86% of 18-24 year olds donated to Tsunami disaster appeal  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The ICM poll also looked at how people’s support for charities might be affected if there was a downturn in the economy sometime in the future. 68% of respondents said that a downturn, such as a drop in house prices, would have virtually no impact on their charitable giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Research / statisticslast_img read more

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Fundraising shopping site Charitysupermarkets.com launches

first_img Wisdomhead Ltd has launched Charitysupermarkets.com, an online shopping site designed to save shoppers money and to raise funds for charitable organisations.The site generates income for charities each time someone shops with one of the hundreds of retailers listed on their site. There is no charge for charities to register and benefit from the site.UK Fundraising asked Ndasi Wilson, CEO of charitysupermarkets.com, how it was different to other charity shopping sites. He pointed to the Share and Raise More Menu tools, and the Search and Compare category as distinctive elements of the site. He added that the site had originally been established to raise funds for church groups. Wilson said: “You will notice that we are not affiliated to gambling merchants or the National Lottery because of the ethical stance… which the site represents and [is] committed to promote.”www.charitysupermarkets.com Howard Lake | 7 February 2012 | News Fundraising shopping site Charitysupermarkets.com launches 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. Tagged with: Digital Trading  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

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Victory in closure of Georgia detention center

first_imgAtlantaOn May 20, Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas released a statement that Georgia immigrant rights advocates, current and former immigrant detainees were overjoyed to hear — the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga., would close “as soon as possible.”Dawn Wooten, left, at a news conference in Atlanta Sept. 15, 2020Operated by for-profit corporation LaSalle Corrections, which runs detention facilities elsewhere including in Louisiana and Texas, Irwin’s ill treatment of detainees has produced multiple lawsuits claiming injuries and deaths. Georgia Detention Watch, a coalition of legal, community and immigrant activists, had exposed numerous violations of detainees’ human rights in the facility for several years, with no apparent federal response.Located in southern Georgia, about 200 miles from Atlanta, the 1,200-bed-capacity center held both men and women immigrants. Serious issues of medical neglect, unsanitary living conditions, inedible food, overcrowding, punitive use of solitary confinement and indifferent, if not callous and racist, treatment by Irwin personnel led to protest actions inside and outside the facility.In September 2020, nurse Dawn Wooten bravely took action and blew the whistle on Irwin management, publicly calling them out for failure to heed COVID protocols including providing PPE, such as masks, and testing for detainees as well as staff. At a press conference in front of ICE headquarters in Atlanta, hosted by Georgia Detention Watch Sept. 15, Wooten spoke of the gynecological procedures performed on women without informed consent. These involved unnecessary or unwanted hysterectomies. This bombshell news was followed by over 40 women filing a federal lawsuit, not only claiming medical abuse by Dr. Mahendra Amin, but retaliation by LaSalle employees at Irwin against those who told their stories. Some women were quickly deported, while others were moved to detention facilities in other states. More demonstrations took place in Atlanta and Ocilla, declaring “Believe the Women” and “Shut Irwin Down.”Federal Congressional hearings took place, and a delegation of elected representatives met with detainees. Early in 2021, women started being transferred from Irwin to Stewart Detention Center, an all-male facility, in Lumpkin, Ga.,  operated by CoreCivic. Stewart has its own long, egregious history of violations, including detainee deaths from COVID and other forms of medical neglect.When President Joe Biden came to Atlanta April 29 for a rally marking 100 days in office, he was interrupted by a group of former detainees from Irwin and immigrant advocates, chanting and carrying a banner demanding “End Detention Now.” Biden was forced to repeat his campaign promise of shutting down private detention centers and asked for “five more days.” Security then removed demonstrators from the rally.Mayorkas’ statement declares that “detention facilities and the treatment of individuals in those facilities will be held to our health and safety standards,” indicating that those who fail those standards will see similar action. Detainees know if that were true, they would have all been closed May 20. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Indiana Farm Bureau Brings State Convention to Fort Wayne

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Indiana Farm Bureau Brings State Convention to Fort WayneDon VillwockIndiana Farm Bureau members from around the state will be in Fort Wayne this weekend for the annual Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention.  The Convention will feature the usual awards and discussion meet competition as well as a series of workshops on a variety of topics. Policy delegates will also meet to make minor adjustments to the organization’s position on critical state issues. One of them will be the Soil Productivity Tax formula. At the convention, Farm Bureau leaders will be deciding if they want to request another year moratorium to continue to study the issue. Villwock says delegates may also have some serious discussions about property taxes in general, “Property taxes are scheduled to increase each of the next 3 years, and those farmers who went through harvest this year know that corn has a $4 price tag not $6.” Facebook Twitter Indiana Farm Bureau Brings State Convention to Fort Wayne The Indiana General Assembly enacted a one year moratorium on the tax assessment formula while the issue received further study. IFB President Don Villwock says the study results are back, but raise more questions than they answer, “We are really not happy with what we have seen so far. There are some shifts taking place, and there would be some increases for a lot of farmers at a time when commodity prices are crashing.”  By Gary Truitt – Dec 12, 2013 SHARE Watch for coverage of the Farm Bureau State Convention over the weekend on our web site, app, facebook, and twitter, as well as for a wrap up next week on HAT stations. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau Brings State Convention to Fort Wayne Previous articleHouse Approves Short-Term Farm Bill ExtensionNext articleDr Dairy and Science Make case for Dairy in the Diet Gary Truitt On November 13, the Department of Local Government Finance and Purdue presented revised soil productivity factors to the Commission on State Tax and Financing Policy. The results of the study show more variation than was originally predicted. Those findings are being reviewed by Purdue. IFB says review by farmers across the state is definitely in order. Farmer members are asked to review soil type data for the counties in which they farm to look for trends in the changes to predicted yields and resultant soil productivity rankings/ratings. Insight about specific soil types would be very helpful. To review your soils and comment, simply click on the rotating soil productivity rating image at infarmbureau.org.last_img read more

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RSF calls for human rights defender’s release

first_img March 17, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF in arabic BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expression to go further Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Receive email alerts News News Nabeel Rajab – Twitter News June 15, 2020 Find out morecenter_img BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expression The head of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab should have attended hearings on 23 January in two separate cases against him, one about a series of tweets in 2015 and the other about a series of TV interviews in 2014 and 2015. The hearings were instead rescheduled for 21 and 8 February respectively.He was to have been released provisionally on 28 December as a result of a judicial decision in the first of the cases, about a series of tweets in 2015, but the prosecutor’s office kept him in prison by bringing a second case against him, this one about a series of TV interviews in 2014 and 2015.“We call for the immediate release of Nabeel Rajab, who is guilty only of exercising his right to freedom of expression and information by criticizing Bahrain’s government,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk.“The new proceedings against him reflect a desire to keep him in detention at all costs and to punish him for statements to the media which, according to the government, hurt the country’s international image. But convicting this citizen journalist is not going to clear Bahrain’s name.”The original case against him concerns a series of tweets in 2015 criticizing the military intervention in Yemen and the use of torture in Bahrain’s Jaw prison. They led to his being charged with “spreading false rumours in time of war,” “insulting public authorities,” and “insulting a neighbouring country.” His lawyers say there is no proof that he was responsible for the tweets.The second case concerns interviews about the human rights situation in Bahrain that he gave in 2014 and 2015 to local and regional media outlets such as Lualua TV, Al-Etejah TV and Al-Alam TV. For these interviews, he is facing a possible two-year jail sentence on charges of “disseminating rumours and false news.”He is also being investigated in connection with letters published in the New York Times in September and Le Monde in December in which he criticized the Bahraini government’s policies.Arrested many times in the pasts, Rajab was last released on 15 July 2015 under a royal pardon issued on health grounds. After being arrested again on 13 June 2016, he spent two weeks in solitary confinement. This and the other forms of mistreatment to which he has been subjected have exacerbated his health problems.The Kingdom of Bahrain is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who has been held since June and had to appear in court this week. Organisation January 25, 2017 – Updated on February 2, 2017 RSF calls for human rights defender’s release German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors October 14, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bahrain Newslast_img read more

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