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Should I buy this UK share with BIG dividend yields for the new bull market?

first_img 2020 has been a catastrophe for dividend investors as shareholder payouts have fallen like dominoes. But, as a dividend investor myself, I haven’t thrown in the towel. There are lots of quality UK shares that still boast big dividend yields, despite the economic downturn. Land Securities Group also appears worth a look on account of its big dividend yields. For the retail property operator, the reading sits at a whopping 4.2%.In my opinion, the risks to this shopping operator far outweigh the benefit of chubby near-term yields.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…For the retail sector it looks like the bull market could be some way off. And, of course, this has huge ramifications for owners of shopping centres and retail parks like Landsec. The UK share saw just 62% of rents due by 29 September collected within five working days, according to latest financials. That’s down from 95% at the same time in 2019.Retail sales are slumpingRecent retail industry data suggests that things could get much worse for Landsec and its peers too. The Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) monthly retail sales index just slumped to -23 for October, reversing sharply from +11 last month. It was also the sharpest fall since June.It’s looking possible that things could get much worse for the physical retail sector before they get better too. Localised lockdowns in the UK are intensifying, and the threat of a national lockdown is still lurking. For UK shares like Landsec this would prove a catastrophe, with more missed rent collections on the horizon, and more rent deferrals and reductions potentially on the cards too.Big debtsThis is an especially problematic scenario given the state of Landsec’s balance sheet. It has a colossal amount of debt on its books with net debt clocking in at £3.92bn as of June. This could certainly hamstring the UK share’s plan to reinstate dividends when half-year results are unpacked in early November. And it could rise to unsustainable levels should conditions on the high street remain tough.Hammerson’s desperate £800m-odd rescue plan last month illustrates the risks highly-indebted retail property owners like this pose to investors.I’d rather buy other UK shares todayLandsec’s share price has fallen 45% in 2020 on account of these worries. But it’d be a mistake to think this UK share’s problems are quite recent. It’s share price has dropped by almost two-thirds during the past five years. And it’s quite likely, in my opinion, Landsec will keep on dropping, and not just because of the worsening retail landscape. The surging popularity of e-commerce also threatens the long-term future of firms exposed to the physical retail segment like this.This is why I’m happy to forget about Landsec’s market-beating dividend yield. It explains why I don’t care about its low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13 times. I reckon it could end up costing ISA investors like me a fortune. Besides, there are much better UK shares with big dividends to choose from today. 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. See all posts by Royston Wild Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Landsec. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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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Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Royston Wild | Saturday, 31st October, 2020 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Should I buy this UK share with BIG dividend yields for the new bull market?last_img read more

11 Jalan Insaf / FOMA Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Singapore Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Singapore Area:  620 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Joseph Goh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Architects: FOMA Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Joseph Goh+ 17Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” Lead Architect: “COPY” Terence Tan Photographs CopyAbout this officeFOMA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSingaporePublished on October 26, 2018Cite: “11 Jalan Insaf / FOMA Architects” 25 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save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 Save this picture!© Joseph GohText description provided by the architects. The 2 story dwelling house sits on a trapezium-shaped plot of land with a narrow frontage. The owner’s brief was to maximize the built-up area to cater to the family of 6, and at the same time provide a swimming pool while maintaining the existing genius loci of the place – a reclusive green microcosm. The house comprises two inward-facing volumes overlooking a pool in the center, forming an H-shaped orientation plan which captures the North-South prevailing breezes.Save this picture!© Joseph GohThe living, dining, staircase and lift areas are arranged around the swimming pool, dividing the spaces into 2 blocks, which forms the house main visual and spatial center. Lush greenery and trees are planted around the perimeter to provide a natural privacy enclosure from the prying eyes. Timber louvers are used to clad the external elevation of the 2 volumes to provide greater privacy and shade from the East-West sun.Save this picture!Section AThe ground floor landscape is further enhanced by the cascading water feature that flows from the entrance to the surrounding living area. Adjoining terraces and open decks blurred the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, creating spaces with an amazing nature greenery view for family gatherings. To allow for plenty of breezes into the house, the staircase which wraps around the glass lift was designed as an open staircase with a huge overhanging roof.Save this picture!© Joseph GohSave this picture!© Joseph GohA sizable opening on the 1st-floor slab was also created to bring in sunlight, rain, and fresh air to the courtyard and family entertainment area located in the basement. On the higher levels, pockets of green are strategically designed throughout the house to bring nature and tranquility into the space. Each room either has windows with a view to the green or an accessible roof garden terrace.Save this picture!Section BProject gallerySee allShow lessNational Trade Center / AedasSelected ProjectsMARLMARL Sanjo-Street Kyoto / Atsushi Suzuki / TANSEISHASelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily 11 Jalan Insaf / FOMA Architects Manufacturers: Daikin, Molteni & C, Villeroy & Boch, Zucchetti, Olivary, Sunlight Luminaires 11 Jalan Insaf / FOMA ArchitectsSave this projectSave11 Jalan Insaf / FOMA Architects Houseslast_img read more

Baseball’s All-Star Game removed from Atlanta due to repressive voting law

first_imgMajor League Baseball announced April 2 that its annual All-Star Game, scheduled for July 13, would be moved from Atlanta to an out-of-state site to protest a blatant new attack on the right to vote in Georgia. Related events would also be moved. Georgia protest in 2020.A similar stance was taken in 2017 when the National Basketball Association moved its annual All-Star Game out of Charlotte, N.C., due to the passing of a state law that discriminated against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.  ‘This act is Jim Crow 2.0’On March 26, Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed a reactionary law severely restricting voting rights in Georgia. As Kemp signed the bill, he was surrounded by several white male Republicans standing in front of a landscape glorifying a plantation in the days of slavery. Georgia’s law has been met with mass opposition and protest in the state and around the country — and rightfully so.  The law has several components that negatively affect poor people, people in oppressed communities, people with disabilities and workers with restrictive schedules. Absentee voters will be required to submit driver’s license numbers or other documentation as a new regulation for checking identity, replacing the signature matching processes. This will impact over 200,000 Georgia voters who lack a driver’s license or state identification card, forcing them to submit additional proof of their identities.The bill will cut the time for early voting from four weeks to one week. Drop boxes for ballots won’t be available to voters at various early voting locations during the last four days of an election, when it can be too late to mail ballots for timely arrival. And people will be prohibited from distributing food and water to voters standing in line for long hours, which happened in polling places mainly within Black and Brown communities during the 2020 election.  The bill was pushed through by state Republicans in revenge for Trump losing Georgia during the presidential election, thanks to mass pro-Biden absentee ballots from the Black community. Republicans in 43 other U.S. states are attempting to get similar laws passed.  “This act is Jim Crow 2.0. It will disenfranchise thousands of Georgians and is completely unnecessary,” stated Christopher Bruce, Political Director for American Civil Liberties Union-Georgia. (, March 26)Georgia State Representative Park Cannon, a Black woman, was arrested on March 26 by three large white state troopers when she tried to confront Kemp in his office as he was signing the reactionary law. Cannon’s arrest for fighting voter suppression was reminiscent of the terrifying days when Black people were physically assaulted, arrested and killed by white police officers during voting rights campaigns in the South, before the Voting Rights Act was signed in 1965. Impact of politics on sportsThe MLB stance on this bill is a significant political development, considering that less than 8% of the league’s players are Black players. With the COVID pandemic fueling layoffs and closing businesses, the loss of the All-Star Game will mean millions more dollars in lost revenue for Atlanta and the state of Georgia. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred stated that he had consulted with baseball teams, current and former players, the MLB Players Association, the Players Alliance and others about moving the game.  A number of corporations based in Atlanta — such as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines — agreed with the decision not to have Atlanta host the game. Black Voters Matter, a national community-organizing advocacy group for Black voters, criticized these same corporations for not doing more to stop the bill before it became law.   The Atlanta “Braves” team opposed the decision stating, “This was neither our decision, nor our recommendation, and we are saddened that fans will not be able to see this event in our city.” (Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 2) The Atlanta baseball team has been criticized for its decades-long racist mascot name and for encouraging fans to use the “tomahawk chop” gesture during games, an insult to Indigenous peoples.  Nate McMillan, the Black interim head coach of the NBA Atlanta Hawks, responded to the MLB decision in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: “I really think it’s great that they’re bringing attention to what is happening in Georgia . . . trying to find ways to keep people from having their right to vote . . . passing laws that will limit basically their right to vote. The fact that you can’t pass out water at the polls — what is that? (April 2) And the AJC editorial board supported the MLB position.  Legacy of Dr. King and Hank AaronThe MLB decision was announced two days before the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights Movement leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King would surely have supported this boycott if he had lived. King was pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church and is buried near the church.  This year’s All-Star Game was to honor the legendary Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who died in January. Aaron started his career in the Negro Leagues and joined the Atlanta (originally Milwaukee) baseball team in the early 1950s. It was in Atlanta that Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record in 1974, almost 25 years ago. Aaron was also a civil rights activist.  Those who opposed the MLB decision have tried to co-opt Aaron’s name, claiming he would want the All-Star Game to remain in Atlanta. But Dusty Baker, the Black general manager of the Houston Astros and a good friend of Aaron, believes otherwise, stating: “This is what Hank would have liked, even though it’s in his town. He always had the rights of the people in the forefront of his mind and in his heart.” (AJC, April 3)Baker went on to say, “I think it’s great that the league’s going to properly honor Hank Aaron, no matter where the game is played. I’ve even thought possibly it might be Milwaukee, since that was Hank’s first and last stop, but nobody [from MLB] has said anything about it yet.” Milwaukee is now home to the Brewers baseball team.  Whether the MLB decision will have a domino effect — with other sports teams or mass gatherings taking a similar political stance of not investing in Georgia’s economy — remains to be seen. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Three magazines banned

first_img Follow the news on Myanmar News May 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further RSF_en News May 12, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts May 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News News Help by sharing this information June 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three magazines banned “Once again, the military junta’s censorship bureau has temporarily banned private publications for ridiculous reasons. The government is making no efforts to reduce the control of information. Burma remains one of the most hostile countries to the private press,” said Robert Ménard, general secretary of Reporters Without Borders in a letter sent to colonel Tin Hlaing, Minister of the Interior of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association (BMA, an organization of exiled Burmese journalists) deplore the sanctions taken against the publications Living Color, Mhyar Nat Maung Mingalar and Kyi pwar yee. The two organizations called on the minister to immediately repeal these decisions and stop censoring information.According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders and the BMA, the Literary Scrutiny Board banned the publication of the magazines Living Color, Mhyar Nat Maung Mingalar and Kyi pwar yee during the month of June 2002. According to the independent monthly Irrawaddy, the business magazine Living Color was sanctioned for having published an advertisement by the MK Billiard Company. This company is said to be in conflict with the military junta’s Minister of Sport for refusing to give equipment to the official billiard association. Founded in 1995, Living Color, whose managing director is the son of lieutenant general Khin Nyunt, had never been sanctioned before. In addition, the Literary Scrutiny Board banned Kyi pwar yee for using the word Yodaya (the former name for Thailand) in its latest issue. The Literary Scrutiny Board told publishers of private publications in Rangoon on 22 May 2002 that it was forbidden to publish articles or advertisements concerning Thailand. This decision followed recent military and diplomatic tension between the two countries. Finally, the magazine Mhyar Nat Maung Mingalar was banned for publishing an advertisement on the page that was reserved for SPDC propaganda. This magazine, published since 1991, publishes essentially women’s news and short stories. last_img read more

Pasadena Rotary Club Beautifies Villa Esperanza’s New Facility

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Rotary Club Beautifies Villa Esperanza’s New Facility “Done in A Day Project” by Rotarians to Benefit Community From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 3:18 pm Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Rotary Club volunteers served its community by working to enhance and beautify the outdoor space at Villa Esperanza’s new Dimension Day Program facility for adults with developmental disabilities on Saturday, February 20 as part of its “Done in A Day Project”.This day of service included twenty Pasadena Rotarians working with their hands outdoors to assemble patio furniture, pots and planter boxes to make the entrance more aesthetically pleasing for client families.“We are honored to have brought our “Done in A Day Project’ to a wonderful organization as Villa Esperanza,” said Rotary President Kathy Meagher. “It was a wonderful way to serve a valued organization in our community and have fun while doing it!”Pasadena Rotarians who participated included: CO-CHAIRS Mark Waterson and Julia Scheibmeir along with Joyce Shearin, Dennis Juett, Leah Snell, Ken Stickney, Raul Mercado, Stephen Smith, Kathy Meagher, Jim Meagher, Fred Grannis and because the group worked hard and finished early, Geoff Johansing missed helping by about 15 minutes! Rotarians also brought their wonderful family and friends who helped: Ashley Waterson, Evan Waterson (Mark’s son), Brandon (Steve Smith’s son), Adriana Lim (Steve’s wife), and Karla Barron (Ken’s girlfriend).** Evan, Co-Chair Mark Waterson’s son who will be 2 in April was a great help. According to Mark: “It was a fun experience to have Evan begin his volunteer and philanthropy education, and hopefully some of the important life lessons he learned will stick with him as he grows up!”Villa Esperanza Services Dimensions Day Program is designed to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities to become active members of their community. Individuals learn independence and work-related skills through regularly scheduled volunteer work, community projects and other educational programs.About the Pasadena Rotary ClubMembership in the Pasadena Rotary Club is open to professionals, business owners, nonprofit executives and retirees representing a variety of vocational classifications in the greater Pasadena area. Rotary is the largest international service organization, working to eradicate polio worldwide, building wells in rural communities across the globe and funding schools for girls around the world. Locally, Pasadena Rotary gives time, talent and treasure through a variety of programs and volunteer activities to its community. Rotarian’s focus is “service above self.” The Pasadena Rotary Club has over 200 members that meet at a weekly at the University Club Pasadena with amazing, dedicated members contributing to the well-being and growth of the community, region, and world. Pasadena Rotary will host a fundraiser on 8/18/16 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art which is open to the public to help raise funds to support its programs, some include: Happy Feet (providing shoes at the start of a school year for PUSD elementary school students); Adopt-A-School; Done In A Day; Toy Drive; RYLA -Teen Leadership; Rotoract; Shop With A Cop; Interact; and Teachers of Excellence to name a few. More information on Rotary Club of Pasadena visit or (626) 440-0908. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Interfaith Service Project and Potluck Organized by Local Muslims and Christians for the Community

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Dos And Don’ts Of Tinder You Must KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Make a comment Business News More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Top of the News center_img La Cañada Presbyterian Church and Islamic Congregation of La Cañada -Flintridge announced today they will co-host a service project and dinner open to the community on Saturday, May 14, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. This is the second in a series of events to build peace and understanding between Christian, Muslim, interfaith and secular communities in the La Canada area. The first, attended by 250 people was a Community Forum on Religious Extremism co-hosted by the Islamic Congregation of La Canada-Flintridge and La Canada Presbyterian Church in March.While the March event brought these communities together through dialogue, the May 14 event will bring these communities together through service and fellowship. They will pack hygiene kits that will later be given out to homeless men and women in Pasadena for a service project hosted by the Islamic Congregation of La Canada-Flintridge. The group will also share a meal together and get to know one another.Levent Akbaraut, co-organizer of the event and Steering Committee MemberIslamic Congregation of La Cañada Flintridge, says, “A desire of Muslims of LCF is to contribute to our local community as an article of faith that is expressed by action. When neighbors work together on small acts of service, big outcomes are bound to happen. We are certain the community will be uplifted in a multitude of ways.”Megan Katerjian, the other co-organizer and Interim Associate Pastor of Outreach at La Canada Presbyterian Church, says, “Joining together to serve others is also a great way to unite our two communities by our common mission to serve people in need. I’m hopeful about the relationships that will grow and conversations that will happen as we serve together.”This event is open to the entire community and is family-friendly. Guests can come anytime for the service project and are encouraged to bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner. You can register at is co-hosted by La Cañada Presbyterian Church and Islamic Congregation of La Cañada -Flintridge and will be located at La Cañada Presbyterian Church: 626 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada in Fellowship Hall of the Demarest Family Life Center.About Islamic Congregation of La Cañada –FlintridgeIslamic Congregation of La Cañada –Flintridge seeks to strenthen Islamic fellowship at the neighborhood level and develop a Muslim presence in the city through outstanding citzenship and community service promoiting peach and mutual unnderstanding.About La Cañada Presbyterian ChurchLa Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) began in 1948 with 158 members and a vision to reach the world for Jesus Christ. Through 68 years of outreach, LCPC has grown to 1200 active attendees and 35 local and global outreach partnerships doing ministry throughout Southern California and in 40 countries around the world. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Faith & Religion News Interfaith Service Project and Potluck Organized by Local Muslims and Christians for the Community From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 6, 2016 | 11:56 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Immaculate Heart Graduates Shine at 112th Commencement

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Education Immaculate Heart Graduates Shine at 112th Commencement Article and Photos courtesy of IMMACULATE HEART HIGH SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL Published on Friday, June 8, 2018 | 3:46 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Families and friends joined faculty and staff to celebrate Immaculate Heart Middle School’s 70 eighth graders as they graduated Friday, June 8.The 120 graduates were the picture of dignity and grace in their formal white attire, each with a bouquet of red roses in hand. Cassidy O’Connell, herself a graduating senior, directed her classmates as they sang two songs, “At the Beginning” and “My Wish,” both selected by the class earlier in the year and sung in two-part choral harmony with flawless precision.Class speaker Danielle Dosch delivered the greeting to the assembled audience of family members and friends, along with Immaculate Heart faculty and staff, on behalf of her classmates. In her address, Dosch traced the school’s history from 1906 to today, focusing on Immaculate Heart’s enduring commitment to social justice and the empowerment of young women. She praised her classmates for carrying this legacy forward during their time at school, and urged them to continue striving for a more just world as they begin the rest of their lives.Addressing the graduates was Anne Donovan, U.S. People Innovation Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers, a member of Immaculate Heart’s Board of Trustees, and the parent of two Immaculate Heart alumnae. She advised the graduates to never underestimate their own amazing potential and encouraged them to push themselves to achieve even beyond their wildest dreams. She also told them never to take their blessings for granted and to find time to appreciate all that they have, especially when life becomes stressful.In closing, members of the Class of 2018 sang the school’s Alma Mater one last time together before processing off the stage with their coveted diplomas to thunderous applause.Virtually 100 percent of this year’s graduates will matriculate to colleges and universities around the country and even abroad.About Immaculate HeartFounded in 1906, Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School educates young women in grades sixth through 12th from its central location in the Los Feliz foothills near Griffith Park in Hollywood. The school has a long and distinguished history, with more than 10,000 graduates. Today’s student body of more than 700 young women is both geographically and ethnically diverse, drawing on students from throughout Los Angeles County.center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff Business News 2 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Bishop of Limerick wants no let up in safeguarding vulnerable people

first_imgFacebook Gardaí investigating fatal road traffic collision Advertisement Gardaí do not suspect foul play after woman’s body discovered in house Linkedin Bishop Brendan Leahy addressing the conference at Mary Immaculate College.Photo: Keith WisemanFailure to recognise and respond appropriately to the complex issues of abuse compounds the profound harm done to the lives of young and vulnerable persons, Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has said.Speaking at a child safeguarding conference in Mary Immaculate College yesterday, Bishop Leahy said that ‘safeguarding’ is not just about children but people of all ages and abilities who are vulnerable to predators.The ‘Building Collaboration in Safeguarding’ conference was organised by the Diocese of Limerick in association with An Garda Síochána, Tusla and the HSE.  Attendees included those from statutory, voluntary and educational sectors, as well as various faith organisations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In his address to the delegates, Bishop Leahy said, “People of my generation began our adult lives with almost no awareness of the pervasiveness and impact of abuse in our society and in all societies.  As a consequence, failure to recognise and respond appropriately to the complex issues which abuse presents, has at times compounded the profound and harmful impact on the lives of many young and vulnerable persons.“At one point in trying to tackle the issues, we began speaking about child protection. Today we speak instead of Safeguarding because Safeguarding is a concept that reaches beyond protection, responding not only to problems which have occurred but incorporates the prevention of harm and the promotion of welfare.  Safeguarding also extends beyond children to include people of all ages and abilities who may have vulnerabilities which exposes them to a risk of abuse.”“We are, in Limerick Diocese, in a stronger place than we were. We have a range of services in place and very active training programmes. The greatest danger for us is that we might relax and believe that the worst is in some way behind us.  To take this view would be a profound error which would compound the historical failures.“Sometimes however, it seems as if all of us, all of society, can want to simplify this issue and move on.  To stay with an awareness of the pervasiveness of abuse and those dark parts of our human nature and the tendency to exploit weakness and vulnerability, may be almost too much.”Bishop Leahy said that from his own meetings with victims, he was critically aware of the impact of abuse on them and their families.“This can impact on all dimensions of their lives and there are no quick or simple solutions to what are sometimes their lifelong struggles.  I am also very conscious of the strain on people working in voluntary organisations as they struggle with what at times seem to be enormous limitations on resources.“I am aware of the professionalism and commitment of people in the statutory sector who are the first to acknowledge the difficulties which they struggle with every day.  I believe the presentations from each of the key Statutory Agencies which form the core of this conference will serve to illustrate their commitment to developing new and innovative practices and will provide all of us in the other sectors an opportunity to reflect on our collective challenges as a community.Addressed by senior representatives of organisations with an involvement in safeguarding in the Limerick area, including Chief Superintendent David Sheahan, who spoke about the level of interagency collaboration that is taking place, quoting extracts from the NBSCCCI audit of Limerick Diocese that acknowledged the unique engagement between Limerick Diocese, an Garda Siochana and HSE/ TUSLA.More news on social issues here Previous articleWalking/running guide highlights sights and sounds of LimerickNext articleWork on Killaloe by-pass to star next year Editor WhatsApp Email Funeral tribute for the Limerick Garda known as ‘Robocop’ center_img New Garda operation to ensure public compliance with COVID-19 travel restrictions RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter COVID-19 volunteerism is a glimpse of what the future can be for church and community Man arrested after buildings in Limerick city centre allegedly damaged by gunfire NewsSocietyBishop of Limerick wants no let up in safeguarding vulnerable peopleBy Editor – January 12, 2018 2047 TAGSAn Garda SíochánaBishop Brendan LeahyChief Superintendent David SheahacollaborationConferenceDiocese of Limerickeducational sectorsHSElimerickMary Immaculate CollegeNBSCCCIpredatorssafeguardingstatutoryTuslavoluntary Printlast_img read more

Update – Downey trial scheduled to begin in November

first_imgNews Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – June 5, 2013 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The trial of Donegal man John Downey who is charged with the murder of four British solders in the 1982 Hyde Park IRA bombing will begin in London on November 18th.The 61 year-old from Cresslough was arrested at Gatwick Airport last month, and appeared for a preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey last evening.November 18th was set as a provisional trial date, with Downey due back in court again on September 6th. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleOver 4,400 students begin state examinations in DonegalNext articleRectifying Lifford and Twin Towns water problems will cost millions – Council News Highland Update – Downey trial scheduled to begin in November RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Right To Grant Visa A ‘Sovereign Right’ Of State, Tabligh Members Can’t Be Deported Unless Criminal Trial Completed: Centre Tells SC

first_imgTop StoriesRight To Grant Visa A ‘Sovereign Right’ Of State, Tabligh Members Can’t Be Deported Unless Criminal Trial Completed: Centre Tells SC Sanya Talwar2 July 2020 2:15 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday took note of the affidavit filed by the Centre in reply to the plea filed by foreign nationals who have been blacklisted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for their alleged “Tablighi Jamaat Activities” at Delhi’s Nizammudin.The Centre responded to the Court’s query pertaining to visa cancellation processes towards the foreign nationals raised on June 29,…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 Thursday took note of the affidavit filed by the Centre in reply to the plea filed by foreign nationals who have been blacklisted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for their alleged “Tablighi Jamaat Activities” at Delhi’s Nizammudin.The Centre responded to the Court’s query pertaining to visa cancellation processes towards the foreign nationals raised on June 29, stating that 2679 foreigners including 9 overseas Citizens of India (OCI) holders have been cancelled so far on a case to case basis by the Bureau of Immigration.The Union stated before a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna that individual cancellation of visa orders had been effectuated individually via e-mail to all those petitioners who were on e-visa while some of the executable orders are only pending as the members are still to be located.”It is submitted that firstly, the individual orders have been passed by the competent authorities with regard the cancellation of the visa, the blacklisting of individuals and the other steps taken in pursuance of the same. It is submitted that since the Petitioners and other persons are spread across various parts of the country, some of whom are still to be located, the execution of the orders would take place at the time of the exit of the said foreigners at the port of exit”Further to this, while the petitioners batted for deportation on account of alleged violation, the Centre stated in reply that there existed “no fundamental right on the part of a foreigner to obtain a visa or to continue a cancelled or rescinded visa”.Senior Advocate CU Singh, appearing for the petitioners, submitted: “If there are violations, let the petitioners be deported. Usually in cases of violations, foreigners are deported”Solicitor General Tushar Meha rebutted this by stating that “grant of a visa is a plenary sovereign function of the Central Government and across the world, the matters concerning the non-grant, rejection or cancellation of visas, are not justiciable””It is submitted that grant of a visa not an enforceable right let alone a fundamental right and visa is a privilege that any country grants to a foreigner. The said visa is always subject to unilaterally imposed restrictions and remains terminable unilaterally in case of a brach. It is submitted that no right of hearing can be read in to any purported right on part of the Petitioners under Article 21 and the right to life and liberty under Article 21 is always subject to the procedure established by law. It is submitted that in such matters, the procedure established by law does not specifically provide for a right of hearing as the same does not regulate any rights of an individual vis-a-vis the State rather is merely a unilateral grant of a privilege” – Centre to SCHighlighting the specific nature of the breach committed by the present Petitioners and the reasons for the action taken by the Centre, the Central Government stated that the Petitioners had indulged in activities in the nature of “Tabligh activities” which, are not permitted on Tourist Visas and are liable for legal action against them.”The petitioners have been clearly found, under due investigation under the CrPC to have breached the said mandate of the Manuals and of the substantive provisions of the Foreigners Act which required them to take prior permission from the relevant authorities before indulging in work in the nature of tablighi activities.”It was pointed out that apart from visa violations, the activities of petitioners in the nature of Tabligh activities in question have endangered many lives in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and therefore are liable to legal action.With regard to invocation of Article 32 for their benefit, the Centre states that no “illegal immigrant” can crave the leave of the Top Court to question the decision taken by a statutory scheme.”It is submitted that the Petitioners cannot claim a fundamental right to travel to the country as a fundamental right. As evident from the Constitutional guarantee flowing from Article 19 of the Constitution, the right to reside and settle in any part of the territory of India as well as the right to move freely throughout the territory of India is available only to the citizens of India….”Further, the Centre clarified that 227 members left India before issuance of Black Listing/look out circulars and that no member has been deported so far post that due to pendency of criminal proceedings against them.The Top Court will now take up the matter on July 10 after a formal rejoinder from the Petitioner(s) side is filed.Click here to download the affidavitSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more