2 numbers that worry me about the future of the Sirius Minerals share price

first_img2 numbers that worry me about the future of the Sirius Minerals share price When you’re invested (both literally and emotionally) in a stock, it can sometimes be hard to take a step back and objectively review the position you’re in. Sure, I believe everything I invest in should go up in value, but it doesn’t always happen. It’s very important to monitor the positions you have when they’re loss-making and assess whether you should cut your losses or hold on to the shares with the thinking that future losses should be minimal. To that end, Sirius Minerals (LSE: SXX) has been heading lower over the past year. So when we look objectively at some numbers, what can we conclude about the future?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…Price-to-book ratioSirius currently has a price-to-book (P/B) ratio of 0.26. What does this mean? Well it’s a ratio showing the premium or discount at which the company is trading in relation to the intrinsic value within the business. The book value measures what the firm is actually worth (in essence a net asset figure). If the P/B ratio is 1, then the company’s shares trade at exactly what the business is physically worth. If the ratio was 2, this would show that investors view the company as worth double what the actual value of the business is, usually due to future potential for profit or general optimism about the business.On the flip side, if the ratio was 0.5, then the share price value is half that of what the business is worth. How is this possible? Well investors may be pessimistic about the future of the company, or they may feel that the assets the business has are not actually that valuable. For Sirius, it has a low P/B ratio and a falling share price, showing that even though it looks cheap on paper in comparison to its book value, investors still don’t want to own it. For me this is worrying.Anglo American offer priceIn early January, we saw a rally in the share price due to news that Anglo American is potentially looking to table a bid. On Friday, the share price closed at 5.4p. The offer price being mooted is 5.5p. Here we have another number that worries me as a potential investor. If Anglo American had actually come up with a bid and invested at 5.5p, what potential is there for a strong share price rally if Sirius already trades close to the offer price?Anglo American will still need to invest a large amount of money (I’ve seen articles quoting up to $3bn) in order to keep the project going over the next few years in order to try to generate profitability. Therefore, the 5.5p price seems fair value at the moment, and does so for the foreseeable future, until the investment kicks in and starts to yield results.Overall, neither the P/B ratio nor the mooted offer price from Anglo American fill me with optimism that the Sirius share price is going to move higher any time soon. Yes, longer-term investors could see this as a value play, but for me I would look elsewhere for opportunities, with some good ones mentioned here. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 | More on: SXX Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. See all posts by Jonathan Smith Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. 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Two FTSE 100 shares I’ll be buying in the next stock market crash

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 19th July, 2020 | More on: NXT REL 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. Two FTSE 100 shares I’ll be buying in the next stock market crash Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. The Motley Fool UK has recommended RELX. 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. 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Following the stock market crash earlier in the year, many FTSE 100 stocks have rallied back to previous highs. This means investors might have missed out on the opportunity to snap up high-quality businesses at deeply-discounted prices. However, with some analysts expecting another stock market crash later this year, investors may have another chance. With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 shares I plan to buy in the next crash. 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 shares on offer Next (LSE: NXT) is one of the UK’s most efficient retailers. Unlike many of its high street peers, the clothing giant has been investing heavily in its e-commerce infrastructure over the past few years. Online sales made up more than half of the group’s total sales last year. Therefore, the FTSE 100 champion seems extremely well-positioned to profit from the boom in online shopping. Next has other attractive qualities as well. The business has a credit card division, which is highly profitable, and it also helps other brands sell their goods. This implies the company has similar qualities to online retail giant Amazon, which uses its infrastructure to help other brands shift products. In addition to these qualities, the FTSE 100 group is run by an experienced and high capable management team. Management also owns a large percentage of the company, so they’re highly incentivised to produce good outcomes for shareholders. Considering all of the above, I think shares in Next could be worth snapping up in the next stock market crash as part of a diversified portfolio. RelxAnother FTSE 100 stock I’ve currently got my eye on is information provider Relx (LSE: REL). The tech giant provides information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. It specialises in the scientific, medical, and technology sectors. This business is highly specialised. It’s also difficult to break into its core market. Customers will only buy data from trusted providers that can produce the best information. Cost isn’t necessarily a factor here, quality is vital. That’s where FTSE 100 firm Relx excels. The group has been in business for over 100 years and, in recent years, its growth has taken off. Earnings per share have expanded at 12% per annum for the past six years. This has helped support share price and dividend growth. The per share dividend payout has nearly doubled since 2014. As the world becomes increasingly reliant on tech, Relx should prosper. That suggests the stock could continue to provide high total returns in the years ahead when held in a diversified portfolio.That said, shares in the FTSE 100 stock look a bit pricy right now. It’s trading at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 20. That’s why I’d wait for another stock market crash before buying into the growth story for the long term.  See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Connecticut bishops issue statement in response to shooting massacre

first_img Rector Washington, DC December 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm Sorry you feel that the Constitution is a hangup and our rights belong in quotation marks. It says volumes. Richard DiRenzo says: December 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm My heart aches as I learned the sad news of this tragic and senseless event. My prayers are with you all particularly with the parents, relatives and friends of the victims. The whole State of Connecticut is mourning and so the entire world. I join all of you in solidarity and caring love. May you and our beloved Episcopal Church in Connecticut be instruments of the healing and conforting grace of God . Although physically distant I am very much spiritually present.In Christ,+ Wilfrido December 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm Dear sisters and brothers in Christ – please know you are being upheld by the love and prayers of your family here in Aotearoa New Zealand as the horror of this day engulfs you all. My tears and my prayers are with the parents and families of the innocent little ones, those doubtless already enchanted during this Advent tide by the impending birth of our Lord and Saviour. Equally my tears and my prayers are with the families of the innocent adults slain so needlessly, so mercilessly, so inexplicably. Please, please act now to rid your nation of its gun culture – there is no other way and there is no theologically defensible excuse why not.God’s gentle blessings of solace and deep consolation be with you all this day and always. Jenny. December 14, 2012 at 9:32 pm Control of weapons and ammunition is a much needed step. I suggest a tax of a minimum of $1 per bullet. That could raise money and it avoids the Constitutional hangup of the “right to bear arms.” For now our prayers go to all those affected by this tragedy. December 15, 2012 at 4:26 am We pray for those who died in this terrible, but yet another, school tragedy. We pray for the families and friends who cannot yet fathom the why. This is not the time for some to be saying we have chased God from our schools, and other places we identify with daily. It is time for us, and for those who govern to stand up, say enough and create sensible gun control. No person in his or her right mind should object to sensible control. It is meant to protect them, their families and we as a society.Now is the time for leadership, not just words, but the strength to do the right thing. December 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm Thank you, Titus and I DO apologize to you, Fr. Phillip Ayers. Now is not the time to be talking about the Masons….However, I really DO believe we need to keep our Lord first and foremost in EVERYTHING we do. I’m dying to go on and on but I will spare “y’all.’ (I’m actually from Massachusetts, originally). Tracy Messina says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Comments (22) Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET December 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm The Masons and Shriners do a TREMENDOUS amount of charitable work, especially for children. Many of their members are also active in Episcopal churches. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Julie Abbott-Jones says: Alex Dyer says: Fr Phillip Ayers says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Sharon Dame says: Chris white says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Sharon Dame says: Joan Phelps says: December 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm The challenge at times like these is to find wisdom in the midst of powerful emotion, which usually drives us to reactionary decisions that often prove extreme. I hope that what comes of this tragedy more than anything else is to propel people to connect again. We are so frayed and caught up in the pseudo intimacy of social media that we are losing some of our human connectedness. As a psychologist, I fear this has more to do with the rise of these horrible events more than anything else. When disconnected from each other socially we lose the empathetic brakes that normally inhibit such antisocial behavior. Guns have been plentiful for centuries yet it is only in the past 15-years or so where such acts have become part of our experience. This corresponds more with the rise of social media and heightened loneliness in our society more than anything else. I am not sure how to make it happen but I know I am going to make more efforts to be with people in real life than in the social media sphere. Peace, solace and prayers for all. Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Chris white says: December 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm The bishops of Connecticut are the church leaders at this moment whose sole focus must be on consoling and caring for the people directly affected by the outrage committed in Newtown. The rest of us should be writing to our president, senators and representatives to demand resolute action to reform access to guns. Moreover we should be offering concrete support to groups like the Brady Center which lobby for gun control. Unfortunately the statements of most public figures over the past 24 hours have focused on empathy with the grieving. We elected them to do much more than that, and they must be held accountable. For us to simply wring our hands at these “tragedies” and roll our eyes at the “craziness” of the Gun Lobby is actually be complicit in the criminal evil that is invading homes, theaters, places of worship and schools in this country. There is enormous energy pouring out around the Newtown killings. For it to dissipate without political mobilization for gun control will be the real tragedy. Please mobilize. Rector Smithfield, NC December 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm You’re the only person here who has said something sensible about gun laws; namely, that criminals and those bent on harming others don’t care about laws.All of the Episcopalian NRA members had better start speaking up. There are plenty of them. Submit a Job Listing December 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm My Lord Bishops,Your diocese will be in my prayers as it try’s to come to sense with evil.Charlea December 14, 2012 at 5:45 pm To the Rt. Reverends/RIGHT Reverends:Just a note to say how much I truly appreciate your letter. While I live in Palm Bay, FL and attend Episcopal Church of Our Savior, I am much removed, physically from the horror of today’s news. However, when you are a grandmother of 7 and raised 5, this story just had me in tears. Your letter was comforting. I thank God for all who become the hands and feet of Christ during this tragedy.I noticed in one of the pictures regarding this tragedy, a mother and her child getting ready to walk into a church – near the school. God Bless her! I would do the same. I hope there will be a lot of churches involved in services for these families in the coming days.God be with us all and give us strength, courage and wisdom, especially during this time.With Love in Him, who is in full control,Sharon Dr Jenny Plane Te Paa says: Charles Wilson says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Episcopal News Service] The bishops of the Diocese of Connecticut issued the following statement in response to the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people, 20 of them children between the ages of 5 and 10, were shot and killed. The school is located in Newtown, Connecticut, about 65 miles northeast of New York City.Dear Friends in Christ:We are shocked and overwhelmed by the horrendous tragedy of the school shooting in Sandy Hook.  We hold the victims, their families, and all who are affected by the shooting in our thoughts and prayers for healing and strength.  We pray that those who have died will be held in the arms of our loving God whose heart aches for those affected by this tragedy.We bishops have been in touch with the Rev. Mark Moore, the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sandy Hook which is adjacent to the school were the shooting took place.  We have also communicated with the leadership of Trinity Church, Newtown, and we understand that the Rev. Kathie Adams-Shepherd, rector of Trinity Church is on the scene ministering to the bereaved.We are departing immediately for Newtown/Sandy Hook to be of whatever assistance we can.  We will be in contact when we have additional information.We invite all clergy to open our churches for prayer.Please keep all who have died, the one who has perpetrated the shooting, and all affected by this incident in your prayers.  May the God who we await this Advent season bring us hope and new life in Jesus the Christ.Faithfully, Ian, Laura and JimThe Rt. Rev. Ian T. DouglasThe Rt. Rev. Laura J. AhrensThe Rt. Rev. James E. Curry Tracy Messina says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Joyce Ann Edmondson says: December 16, 2012 at 5:18 pm The root of the problem is respect for life…first to respect the life that has been given to YOU, and then others. In America we have almost lost respect for the very beginnings of life. We have a responsibility to start all over again to teach our children that God is a God of love and loves them infinitely so that they can love others as well. All religions teach the principle: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, but do they follow it? Give the example to your children and they will follow. Whatever is done to one of these little ones is done to me. That is the message. December 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm Dear Bishops,Thank you for your pastoral support at this time of need in Newtown and Sandy Hook. Having served in the diocese (1974-88) in North Haven (loved it!), I know that area well as the clergy were all good friends and colleagues and I made many calls on my folk who were at the Masonic Home in Sandy Hook. Bless you!Phil Ayers Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Comments are closed. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group December 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm We already HAVE gun control. NY, CT and NJ have some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S. We don’t need more “gun control”. We need more self control. That’s what the church USED to be good for- reminding us of how prone to sin we are.You say “it is not the time to be saying we chased God from our schools” but you feel it is the time to say we must further restrict people’s rights guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment. The 2nd Amendment says I am not to be disallowed from keeping and bearing anything which the government may have and use against ME. I already have lost that level of freedom, and now folks like you want more restrictions brought to bear on all law-abiding people.The Episcopal church would not stand up for the Catholic’s right to freedom of religious expression, and it is with sadness that I admit that I fully expect the Episcopal church to be on the wrong side of any gun control issue as well. Wilfrido Ramos Orench says: December 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm We already HAVE gun control legislation. December 14, 2012 at 8:57 pm It is a sad day in Connecticut. In our diocese we have been talking about interdependence and how we are all connected to one another. It is tragedies like this, that demonstrate that connectedness in real and profound ways. I give thanks for the ministry of our bishops and for their presence. Keep our diocese in your prayers.Loving God, Jesus gathered your little ones in his arms and blessed them. Have pity on those who mourn for the victims of the shoot at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and for all the innocent slaughtered by the violence of our fallen world. Be with us as we struggle with the mysteries of life and death; in our pain, bring your comfort, and in our sorrow, bring your hope and your promise of new life, in the name of Jesus our Savior. Amen. (From Enriching our Worship 2) An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Connecticut bishops issue statement in response to shooting massacre New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release December 14, 2012 at 6:18 pm I, too, am grateful for the letter. Right now I do not know who to turn to in the horror except my church family. I do hope that after the first job of comforting the bereaved is lessened, there is some leadership and guidance regarding actions to take. Tracy Messina says: December 15, 2012 at 10:38 am To Fr. Phillip Ayers:Oh, dear Lord! The MASONIC building?! I just don’t feel our Lord could be pleased with that Order.Most Sincerely,Sharon D. Rector Belleville, IL F. William Thewalt says: Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME December 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm You’re all smart and well-educated, start drafting legislation and writing petitions about controlling gun violence. Surely you know that this tragedy was entirely preventable. Put something in place to stop the epidemic. God gave us great minds to put them to work for the common good.Advent Pleas,Rev. Jana L. Johnsen In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tracy Messina says: Posted Dec 14, 2012 Rector Martinsville, VA Sharon Dame says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Jana L. Johnsen says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 December 14, 2012 at 6:14 pm Thank you for going to Newtown. I’m sure Kathie and Mark would feel good support in the midst of this horror that they have walked through this day. My prayers are with you as you listen, pray and care. I sit here feeling lost, in shock and bewildered. Darkness just has to continue creeping in and when it strikes it is more than anyone can process. So I pray, I shed tears and ache for those parents, friends, staff and really all of the Sandy Hook/Newtown communtiy. Peace and thanks. Titus Presler says: Tracy Messina says: Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC December 15, 2012 at 5:52 am Fingers hit the send button before I was done… Anyway, I hope we can Somehow refocus on the values that have held us in such good stead for so long. We can start by teaching our kIds once more that there are some things that are wrong and some things that are right… Life has gotten so contextually driven that we simply explain away everything making it seem as if anything is Ok so long as there is an explanation. As for gun laws, I am in favor of controls but remember that the bad guys don’t play by the rules. Thus, laws that regulate the behavior of the law abiding may have little effect upon those with ill intent. Peace and prayers to all impacted by this tragedy and for our country. Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Gun Violence last_img read more

San Diego affirms: ‘Black August Is Black Love’

first_imgAdrian Espinal of the Brown Building and Gloria Verdieu of WWP-San Diego.The “Black August is Black Love” art show, lecture and open mic was held on the evening of Aug. 10 at the Brown Building in San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood. The Brown Building is a community and cultural organizing space organized in cooperation with the Lesbian Wellness Project. For the past year, Rahui Suré Saldivar-Soto, Workers World Party organizer, has coordinated regular art shows along a variety of intersectional themes regarding, race, class, gender and sexuality.The Black August Planning Committee, spearheaded by Workers World Party members, chose the theme “Black August is Black Love” to define this month of events. As Che Guevara famously noted: “The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love.” As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. similarly noted, this “strength to love” is “the kind of spiritual dynamic so desperately needed for survival.”The keynote speaker was Laila Aziz of Pillars of the Community. Aziz detailed the centrality of Black August’s origins in the California prison system and its sustained international presence. Mychal Odom and Gloria Verdieu of Workers World Party-San Diego also spoke to the capacity crowd.There are two elements to Black August: Black August Resistance (BAR) and Black August Memorial (BAM). In the former, the long history of Black liberation struggle is honored. In the latter, African/Black/New African elders and martyrs are remembered. Aziz underscored the monthly theme, noting George Jackson’s bisexuality and his love affair with Angela Davis, as well as noting the indispensability of Black queer people and Black women to Black liberation. Aziz’s historical context was pointed and well received.Odom began by telling the crowd, “All prisoners are political prisoners” and urged them to get involved in local campaigns against police abuse and mass incarceration. Adding historical context, Gloria Verdieu read Mumia Abu-Jamal’s statement on the Haitian revolution.The remainder of the event showcased the visual art and spoken word of local cultural workers such as the pointilist Dara Njeri, Joi Cole, Kay Marie, Maharani Peace and others.This event served as the first of many Black August events in San Diego, three of which are directly organized by Workers World-San Diego.The other WWP-sponsored events will be the art show, “Spirit of Sagon: Anti-Police Brutality in San Diego, Past and Present” on Aug. 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 6443 Imperial Ave., and the official Black August Commemoration forum on Aug. 25 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Malcolm X Library.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU falls short against No. 17 West Virginia

first_imgReddIt Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin printTCU fought hard against No.17 West Virginia on Monday night in a back-and-forth game, but faltered down the stretch in a 95-87 loss to the Mountaineers.The loss drops TCU’s record to 8-6 overall and 0-2 in Big 12 play. The Frogs are 0-7 all time against West Virginia.The game was the Big 12 home opener for TCU, and the first men’s conference game played in the new Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.Even though West Virginia began the game on an 8-0 run, TCU was able to go into the locker room at halftime with a 47-45 lead.The Frogs were powered by Chauncey Collins 11 points on 50% shooting from the floor and 100% shooting from the free throw line in the first half. Collins finished the game with a career-high 20 points.Karviar Shepherd finished with 18 points, one point off his career high, to go along with five rebounds.Shepherd said he was impressed by Collins’ performance.“I look for him [Collins] in these types of games, he’s an aggressive player,” Shepherd said.Malique Trent also contributed 15 points to the Frogs’ cause.Turnovers played a significant role in TCU’s strong first half performance, as TCU had seven fewer turnovers than the Mountaineers (10-17) and nine more points off turnovers (16-7).What carried TCU to their somewhat surprising halftime lead and second half relevance was their efficiency at the free throw line, as the Frogs shot an impressive 35-40 (87.5%) at the charity stripe.“It’s because we’re attacking the basket, doing exactly what we planned to do, and exactly what we want to do,” TCU head coach Trent Johnson said.West Virginia’s 33 team fouls were the culprit for TCU’s numerous free throw attempts; however, TCU also picked up 28 team fouls of their own in a game that got chippy at times.West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins said officiating needs to be “more consistent.”To begin the second half, TCU surged to a 60-53 four minutes into the second half, but that’s when the Frogs started to unravel. TCU accumulated nine second-half turnovers, and West Virginia heated up from behind the three-point line, making six of their eight three point attempts after the half.With the game winding down the Frogs and Mountaineers traded punches like two prizefighters, but TCU forward Chris Washburn’s technical foul for nudging a West Virginia player after a common foul  that he also committed put the Frogs in an incredibly difficult position, down five (77-82), 3:16 left in the game, and with West Virginia shooting free throws and then getting an extra possession.The Mountaineers capitalized on the Frogs’ mistake by sinking both technical free throws and then hitting a three on their extra possession to stretch their lead to 88-77 with 2:15 left in the game.“We lost our poise and it hurt us down the stretch,” Johnson said.  “I’m tired and they [TCU] should be tired of playing good teams and getting close.”West Virginia received a technical foul of their own after guard Tarik Philip dunked and hung on the rim with 33 seconds left in the game, but the assistance from the referees was too little, too late as the Frogs were still down eight after converting on their technical free throws, which ended up being the final deficit in the 95-87 loss.“We were really close, and we made some great plays down the stretch,” Shepherd said. “We made some bad decisions and it cost us.”The Frogs can leave the game today being very encouraged by the play of freshman forward JD Miller. Miller scored seven points, grabbed five rebounds, and only turned the ball over once in 18 critical minutes.“He’s very skilled,” Johnson said.” “He’s not afraid to play in big moments, and he’s going to get more opportunities.”TCU returns to the Schollmaier Arena hardwood Saturday night at 6 p.m. against the Texas Longhorns. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Twitter Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podell center_img Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebook Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous article36 hours later: a game and season to rememberNext articleTCU alumna featured in ‘The Bachelor’ premiere Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts last_img read more

Call for exemplary enquiry into blogger’s death in detention

first_img February 25, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa center_img News News News Organisation June 9, 2021 Find out more to go further November 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for exemplary enquiry into blogger’s death in detention Reporters Without Borders has deep reservations about the announced investigation into the blogger Sattar Beheshti’s death in detention on 3 November, four days after his arrest in Tehran.“The causes of Beheshti’s death must be fully established,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The announced enquiry must not be used as a smokescreen or for a PR operation to deflect all the national and international criticism that followed the announcement of his death.“The still many unclarified circumstances surrounding Beheshti’s death have been compounded by disturbing and contradictory reports by different government officials about his arrest and burial. We reiterate our demand for an independent commission of enquiry into his death.” On 11 November, the Higher Council for Human Rights issue a communiqué announcing “the opening of a thorough investigation on the special order of the Head of the Judicial Authority, Sadegh Amoli Larijani. The results of this investigation will be made public soon.”The council is a government body overseen by Larijani. Its members represent various branches of the government and judicial apparatus. They include the ministries of intelligence, justice, interior, foreign affairs and “Culture and Islamic Guidance,” as well as the head of police, the prosecutor-general, the head of the high court and the head of the prison system. They also include the council’s secretary-general, the National Security Commission’s vice-president, and two judges named by Larijani.During a news conference yesterday, prosecutor-general Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, gave some details about the young blogger’s death including the date that it took place, which he said was 3 November, not 6 November as originally supposed.“It is not normal that someone dies in prison four days after his arrest,” Mohseni Ejei said. “The cause of death is not known (…) the forensic doctor’s autopsy did not reveal any special or suspicious circumstances and it is not the case that bruises were seen on his wrists, ankles, legs or shoulders before the autopsy.”Mohseni Ejei confirmed that Beheshti sent a letter to the head of the prison on 31 October, after 12 hours in Section 350 of Evin prison, complaining of having been beaten and tortured by the police. But, at the same time, the prosecutor voiced doubt about some of the claims Beheshti made in the letter.Mohseni Ejei also reported that a judge could have released Beheshti on bail on 31 October, but the police removed him from Evin prison in the afternoon, without telling his family about the bail possibility, and took him away to an unknown location.The authorities are clearly trying to produce evidence showing that Beheshti died from natural causes. Mohseni Ejei said that, on his arrival in Evin prison, Beheshti reported having “a heavy heart” and that the prison doctor gave him some medicine after establishing that he had no heart problem. But he could have suggested that he see a neurologist, Mohseni Ejei added.According to the information gathered by Reporters Without Borders, Beheshti had no special health problems.Mohseni Ejei said the investigation was currently verifying what happened from 1 to 3 November, when Beheshti was in police custody, in order to establish the cause of death. Several members of the parliamentary commission for national security, including its chairman, Allaedine Boroujerdi, have meanwhile said that “there were no marks of torture on the blogger’s body,” and that he could have died “from a natural cause.” The commission has said it will carry out its own enquiry and will report its findings to parliament and the public when it has been completed. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalistslast_img read more

Watch: Limerick remembers Dolores on first anniversary of her death

first_imgFacebook LIMERICK songbird Dolores O’Riordan was remembered in her native city this week on the first anniversary of her death.‘Piano for Dolores’, took place in Ormston House on Patrick Street on Tuesday, allowing fans to come and remember the music icon. The space at Ormston House was adorned with images of Dolores and the Cranberries, and lyrics from some of their most famous songs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The focal point for the event was a piano, the instrument she used while composing some of the world’s most recognisable songs.Throughout the day people flocked to Ormston House to remember Limerick’s rock superstar and pay their respects in a quiet and personal way.The event also included musical performances, while the music of the Cranberries, with Dolores’ hauntingly beautiful voice, echoed through the room, allowing people to talk about her and the influence she and the band had on their lives.Organiser Mark O’Connor from Dolce Vita said, “We wanted to create a space where people could come and remember Dolores, on the first anniversary of her untimely death. We were all shocked to heart, this time last year, that she had died. People’s love of Dolores and the Cranberries has not diminished over this time.”“The idea of the piano is that it seems an appropriately elegant instrument for this occasion. We will never approach her voice, but her melodies and The Cranberries songs sound beautiful on piano.“The piano is a portal connecting so many songwriters like Dolores to her source, her vision and her voice that resonated with hundreds of millions around the world. The piano in Ormston House will help start the conversation about Dolores and how we can best remember her.”Council Culture and Arts Officer Sheila Deegan said Tuesday’s first anniversary event was “a way for people to remember the great musician in a very personal way”.“Dolores O’Riordan touched the hearts of so many people, and this was shown by the thousands of people who signed the book of condolence and turned out to pay their respects when we heard of the tragic news last year,” she added. Advertisement TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNewsvideo Email Print WhatsApp NewsCommunityVideoWatch: Limerick remembers Dolores on first anniversary of her deathBy Alan Jacques – January 16, 2019 944 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Twittercenter_img Previous articleLimerick is Ireland’s breastfeeding capitalNext articleLimerick teens brief Garda Commissioner on sexting abuse Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

AA Roadwatch warn motorists to be prepared for flooding in Donegal

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp By admin – September 10, 2015 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Tomorrow is set to be extremely wet with an Orange Rainfall Warning in place for Donegal.Met Éireann has issued a level orange alert this morning warning that some thundery downpours will develop tonight and persist into tomorrow.With 70 mm of rain water anticipated on higher ground in particular, AA Roadwatch are warning motorists to be prepared for flooding on the roads.Noel Byrne from AA Roadwatch has this advice for motorists in the North West:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/noel530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Pinterest Previous articleStormont row – Bradley says Nesbitt and Adams are “both wrong and both right”Next articleDerry Syria Inquiry adjourned until end of October admin WhatsApp AA Roadwatch warn motorists to be prepared for flooding in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Following HC Rap, Karnataka Govt Withdraws Notification Increasing Working Hours Under Factories Act

first_imgNews UpdatesFollowing HC Rap, Karnataka Govt Withdraws Notification Increasing Working Hours Under Factories Act Mustafa Plumber12 Jun 2020 2:52 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka Government on Friday told that High Court of Karnataka that it has withdrawn the notification dated May 22, by which the provisions of the Factories Act 1948 governing the working hours of workers were suspended.Notably, the move comes after the HC told the Government on June 9 that it will stay the notification, if the government itself is not withdrawing the same before the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka Government on Friday told that High Court of Karnataka that it has withdrawn the notification dated May 22, by which the provisions of the Factories Act 1948 governing the working hours of workers were suspended.Notably, the move comes after the HC told the Government on June 9 that it will stay the notification, if the government itself is not withdrawing the same before the next hearing date.A division bench headed by Chief Justice A S Oka made such an observation on June 9, after noting that the notification cannot be sustained on the basis of Section 5 of the Factories Act, which gives state power to relax the provisions in the event of “Public Emergency”.The bench had noted that the State Government itself admitted that the economic crisis caused by lockdown was not a “Public Emergency” as per Section 5.As per Section 5, “public emergency” means a grave emergency whereby the security of India or of any part of the territory thereof is threatened, whether by war or external aggression or internal disturbance.In the statement filed in the Court, the Government had said :”Although it is difficult to locate the present situation within contingencies of section 5 of the act, nevertheless the extraordinary situation warranted such drastic measures in the interest of both the workers and employers”.When the bench had pointed out that the Karnataka Government has admitted in its submissions that Section 5 was not attracted, the government sought to place reliance of Section 65(2) of the Factories Act.However, the bench pointed out that the notification was not referring to this provision. The bench ultimately adjourned the hearing till June 12, in view of the non-availability of Additional Advocate General. The bench however cautioned that the notification will be stayed, if a fresh decision is not taken by Friday On Friday, a division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice E S Indiresh was informed by Additional Advocate General Dhyan Chinnappa that by a notification issued on June 11, the impugned notification dated May 22 has been withdrawn by the government. Accordingly, the court disposed off the petition filed by social and RTI Rights activist Maruthi H. As per the notification, the state had exempted all factories from Section 51 and Section 54 of the Factories Act, 1948, with effect from May 22 to August 21. As a result, it increased the working hours of workmen from nine to 10 hours per day and to 60 hours from 48 hours per week, in the state. The petition filed through Advocate Basawa Kunale and advocate Hemanth Rao stated that the notification issued on May 22 is liable to be quashed as it is illegal, arbitrary and in violation of the Constitutional and statutory safeguards provided to workers.   Next Storylast_img read more

Refurbishment plans confirmed for Lifford army barracks

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Twitter Previous articleConcern over weekend anti-social activity in DerryNext articleAnother win for Orr at Dundalk News Highland WhatsApp A section of the former army barracks in Lifford is to undergo refurbishment works with a view towards housing a social welfare office there. It’s not yet known how many people will be employed at the office once it’s up and running.Meanwhile, Donegal County Council has also confirmed it intentions to use other buildings on the site as office accommodation for council staff.Local Cllr Gerry Crawford says it’s a positive development for the area, and its hopeful that it will pave the way for a digital hub to be housed there in the near future:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/gerryctrytrytrytrrawwford.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook By News Highland – April 15, 2019 Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Refurbishment plans confirmed for Lifford army barracks AudioHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more