I think this ‘cheap’ FTSE 250 stock is too risky to invest in today

first_img You’ve probably read that the airline industry is saturated and competitive. That’s good for us as consumers when trying to book a flight. When looking at it from an investment perspective, it’s a bit less encouraging and much more complex. Global issues affect airlines and air travel. These include fuel prices, consumer demand and competition, and currently the worldwide health crisis that’s decimating some share prices across the industry. 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…Ryanair (LSE:RYA) operates in the budget airline space and is a major player within it. Founded in 1984, the Irish operator is headquartered in Dublin and consists of a fleet of approximately 300 aircraft serving over 40 countries. While in 2019 it was voted the least-liked short-haul airline for the sixth year running in a Which? survey (and came last in a rating of 100 UK brands for customer service), its shares still hit a 12-month high as recently as January.Recent performance and coronavirusLast month it released a trading update, advising third-quarter profit was €88m (£74m) compared with a €66m loss in the same period of the previous year — a 200% increase. And it said profit should be greater than expected due a 1% upturn in flights booked between January and April compared to forecasts. An admirable result, although this will have been an effect of the Thomas Cook collapse and was pre-coronavirus.On the other hand, it announced potential closures of bases and job losses due to the delivery date of its Boeing 737 Max order being pushed back once more. This is another setback in its strategy and for its emission goals longer term, both of which are ambitious.The coronavirus, which has been spreading fast throughout the world, has affected its operations, of course. It said it will cut up to 25% of flights in and out of Italy from 17 March to 8 April. Italy is a popular destination in its offering but has been affected massively, especially the Northern part of the country. Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary attempted to allay fears saying: “It makes sense to selectively prune our schedule to and from those airports where travel has been most affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.”What I would do nowAfter that January high, its share price in the last month has seen a decrease of 20%.  However, since September 2019, it has seen an increase of approximately 30%. I believe this to be a direct result of the Thomas Cook collapse. Its current price-to-earnings ratio sits at around 13, compared to the FTSE 100 ratio if 15, which represents an average valuation of shares. Reviewing its dividend per share reveals a disappointing drop in each of the past two years. As for profit, its figures make for interesting reading and a graphical representation could be likened to that of a yo-yo. I’m not usually an advocate of investing in an airline due to fierce competition and too many external factors that affect success. And at this point I’ll stick with that view. I would not invest in Ryanair due to current performance, previous controversies and of course the coronavirus. While, I do see potential long term, it’s not one for me or my portfolio.  Jabran Khan | Thursday, 5th March, 2020 | More on: RYA See all posts by Jabran Khan Jabran Khan 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Image source: Getty Images. center_img I think this ‘cheap’ FTSE 250 stock is too risky to invest in today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address 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. 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Stock market uncertainty’s the ‘new normal’. Here’s how I’m investing in FTSE 100 shares now

first_img Let’s be clear. 2021 may not be the roller-coaster year that 2020 was, but it’s still going to be fraught with uncertainty. I expect the stock markets to be jerked around quite a bit in the year. My go-to investing strategy in this scenario is to buy FTSE 100 stocks that are relatively immune to it.Why the uncertainty?They way I see it, there are three key sources of uncertainty for FTSE 100 stocks to watch out for in 2021:5G 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…#1. Brexit: We’ll (hopefully) have some clarity on how Brexit will proceed by the time we enter 2021. But how smoothly the implementation takes place remains to be seen. #2. US-China trade war: With a new president soon to be in the White House, the tone of the US-China trade war is expected to change. But will the two big economic powerhouses look eye-to-eye in 2021? That too, remains to be seen. So far, the it continues, though.#3. Coronavirus crisis: Last, but clearly far from least, whether and how far we conquer the pandemic is still an unknown. The vaccine is here, but so is a new strain of the virus. What wins? We’ll know in time. But I think we should pencil in continued uncertainty on this count. FTSE 100 stocks to buy nowAs difficult as this environment sounds, the fact is that some shares are still well-placed to make gains even then. I see much growth possibility in three kinds of stocks:#1. The untouched: We’ve seen for ourselves in 2020 how some stocks were barely dented while others actually improved their performance. This is the first set that I’d consider buying from. Healthcare stocks like the FTSE 100-listed Hikma Pharmaceuticals is one example. It’s manufacturing Covid-19 medication, has healthy financials, and a low earnings ratio of 12.2 times. Its share price is also firmly on the upswing. #2. The bargains: Next, I’d look at bargain stocks. These are shares trading at low earnings ratios despite the company’s solid credentials. There are various reasons that such a company’s share price could have dropped, like the stock market crash, an uncertain economic outlook, or just as a short-term blip. While many high-quality FTSE 100 stocks fell in the category after the stock market crash, they’ve quickly gained ground in anticipation of an improved outlook for 2021. Alcohol giant Diageo is among these. Its share price showed a sharp upturn in November and is finally back to its pre-Covid-19 levels. I’ll buy it if its share price slides down again.#3. The dispersed: Finally, I’d consider companies that are geographically dispersed. In this case, even if there’s stress in one of the markets it serves, the others can cushion the blow. A good example of this is the FTSE 100 multinational consumer goods giant Unilever, which incidentally has a huge presence in Asia. Moreover, as a producer of consumer staples, it’s guaranteed a minimum level of sales irrespective of the state of the economy.  Enter Your Email Address Stock market uncertainty’s the ‘new normal’. Here’s how I’m investing in FTSE 100 shares now There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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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. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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Chris Rossouw knocks himself out with this no arms tackle

first_imgWednesday Jul 30, 2008 Chris Rossouw knocks himself out with this no arms tackle Former Western Province, Stormers, and more recently Toulon flyhalf Chris Rossouw is now at the Cheetahs, plying his trade in the Currie Cup in South Africa.Rossouw, brother of former Springbok wing Pieter Rossouw, had a mixed experience in France, mainly serving as backup for Andrew Mehrtens.He’s back in SA now though, and while playing for the defending champions the Cheetahs on the weekend, he somehow managed to knock himself out while attempting this tackle on the Valke’s rising star flyhalf Len Olivier.Rossouw was actually penalised for the tackle, which can only be described as clumsy. In fact, it looked like he almost tried to run through Olivier, forgetting to get his arms up, resulting in the headclash.Peculiar technique, and he paid for it, leaving the field and playing no further part in the match. The Cheetahs weren’t effected though, coming out comfortable victors 55-14. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Chris Rossouw knocks himself out with this no arms tackle | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Rassie Erasmus teaching Springbok centre how to tackle ‘legally’ will either make you laugh or wind you up

first_imgTuesday Nov 6, 2018 Rassie Erasmus teaching Springbok centre how to tackle ‘legally’ will either make you laugh or wind you up While fans have clearly been divided over the legality of the Owen Farrell tackle at the end of the England vs South Africa Test at Twickenham, Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has kept a sense of humour about it, with yet another light-hearted dig at World Rugby.ADVERTISEMENTThe 12-11 loss for the Springboks came about through a number of poor errors and a late missed penalty, but Farrell’s huge hit with time up might have allowed them to sneak out of jail, should Handre Pollard have slotted the resultant penalty.Referee Angus Gardner made a fairly snappy decision when referring to the TMO, ruling that he saw enough of an attempt to wrap the arms.Coach Erasmus said in the post match press conference that if that way of tackling is legal, then that’s great and he must teach his players.“If it was legal, we should just do it because it’s very effective,” Erasmus said.“To tackle a guy like Andre Esterhuizen like that and stop him in his tracks, that’s unbelievable.. So, we just have to try and practice that.”He was of course saying it tongue in cheek but there was also some seriousness to it as to allow tackles like that sets a fairly dangerous precedent.ADVERTISEMENTTrue to his word, this video of Erasmus coaching Esterhuizen how to tackle with the shoulder has been ‘leaked’, with the amusing footage being spread on social media today.It’s clearly some light-hearted banter, but some have been completely wound up by it, while others get the comedic aspect of it.Former England flyhalf Andy Goode meanwhile has called for World Rugby to issue a statement so that fans, players and officials can get some clarity on the issue.“It’s not a high tackle, he’s made no contact with the head and there’s no way it’s a red card offence. As a result, he can’t be cited for it,” Goode said in his Rugbypass column.“It is a penalty, though, and I think it should have been a yellow card for no arms in the tackle as well. I’m sure a penalty would’ve been awarded if it was in any other minute of the game but the clock was in the red and that does complicate matters, even though it shouldn’t.On the specifics of the tackle, Goode says that the ‘he made an attempt to wrap’ argument is irrelevant.“Farrell makes contact with the right shoulder and there is absolutely no attempt to grasp with that arm. There was enough of an attempt to wrap with the left arm but that isn’t the shoulder that’s making contact, so that is an important detail.“His right arm is tensed and is by his side and he’s swinging his shoulder into the tackle. Had the right arm been up and more horizontal, ready to wrap around the ball carrier, it might have been ok but to me it’s a no arms tackle and a swinging shoulder and it should’ve been a penalty for sure and nowadays a yellow card to boot.“Rassie Erasmus suggested after the game that if that was a legal challenge, maybe we should all be doing it and I think that’s exactly what World Rugby don’t want.“I think they have to say something. The referees are meeting in Cardiff this week and it’s vital for everyone’s understanding of the game now that we hear their verdict.” Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies , See it to Believe it Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New edition of The Directory of Grant Making Trusts

first_img Howard Lake | 7 May 2014 | News  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Directory of Social Change Funding New edition of The Directory of Grant Making Trustscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Directory of Social Change has published a new edition of one of its most popular titles, The Directory of Grant Making Trusts. Now in its 23rd edition, the directory features 2,500 grant-making trusts, each of which has the potential to give over £25,000 per year.Together the trusts listed have a combined giving potential of £3 billion.In the 1,024 page book, each funder is listed with details of: Advertisement geographical area supported by the trustconcise contact detailswhat is and what is not fundedtype and range of grants madeexamples of recent beneficiaries50,000 copies to dateSince its first publication, the directory has sold over 50,000 copies.Directory of Grant Making Trusts 2014-2015Tom Traynor, DSC Research Manager said:“Acquiring funding is often easier than you think, and this directory simplifies the process. And, there’s still a lot of money out there, as evidenced by the £3 billion available here.”Plenty of fundraisers have used it throughout their career. John Williams, Head of Fundraising, Ataxia UK, described it as “a trusted friend, over the last 20 years I wouldn’t be without it”.The 2014/15 edition of The Directory of Grant Making Trusts is available for £125 from the Directory of Social Change and from Amazon.co.uk.last_img read more

Baroness Stowell’s first major speech as Charity Commission Chair calls for rebuilding of public trust

first_img  115 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 17 April 2018 | News  116 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: Charity Commission NCVO safeguarding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6center_img The new chair of the Charity Commission Baroness Stowell has given her first major speech at the NCVO’s annual conference.Addressing the NCVO conference’s delegates yesterday (16 April), Baroness Stowell said the Commission would publish its new strategic plan in the summer with the fundamental aim of the Commission “to help rebuild trust in charities as vehicles for charitable endeavour.”The Commission’s job, she said, was not to represent charities to the public, but to represent the public interest to the sector, to help them understand what people expect and to help charities respond.Public trust in charities has seen a decline, she said, and “people now trust charities no more than they trust the average stranger they meet on the street”. As such, Stowell said the Commission needed not just to investigate when things go wrong but to “help make sure charities get it right before things can go wrong.”She said that public expectations of charities were higher than of big businesses because charities exist to do good so when this purpose is undermined by misconduct or other failures in a charity, people feel “appalled” and “betrayed”.It is no surprise then that the public want greater transparency from charities, she added, with this demand for information more about seeking proof that charities are what they say they are in terms of standards of competence and of conduct and behaviour.Baroness Stowell also said she welcomed the NCVO’s decision to ask Dame Mary Marsh to develop a code of conduct for safeguarding in charities, saying that:“The public want to be able to trust that, no matter how you slice a charity, what you’ll find is a relentless focus on its charitable purpose. And that means demonstrating that the way charities prioritise, behave and conduct themselves is focussed solely on delivering the right results for the people they say they support.”However, she concluded, she was confident that charities could rebuild public trust, and that she was looking forward to working with the sector, not as an adversary or a friend but as its “partner in a shared, vital mission to rebuild public trust in what charity does and has the real potential to help our society achieve.”Baroness Stowell took up the post of Chair of the Charity Commission last month.Main image:  Baroness Stowell. Crown Copyright. Advertisement Baroness Stowell’s first major speech as Charity Commission Chair calls for rebuilding of public trust About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Greenpeace Co-founder Changes Stance on Biotech

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Greenpeace Co-founder Changes Stance on Biotech Co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, is now a supporter of biotechnology. The change represents an about-face move by the environmental leader regarding biotech, something the organization has opposed for years. Moore was the keynote speaker at this week’s Manitoba Special Crops Symposium in Canada. Moore served nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns, Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world’s largest environmental activist organization. When asked about genetically modified crops, he called them “one of the most important scientific advancements society has made.”Moore expressed concern over Greenpeace attempts to block genetically modified crops. Referring to Golden Rice, he called the efforts by Greenpeace a “crime against humanity.”Source: NAFB News Service SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 25, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Greenpeace Co-founder Changes Stance on Biotech Facebook Twitter Previous articleChina places Anti-Dumping Duties on U.S. DDGsNext articleActivist Groups Despair Over Possible Loss of Monsanto Name Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Horoscope: February 10, 2021

first_imgHoroscope: April 30, 2021 Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook Previous articleMiles-less TCU holds off Iowa State behind late surgeNext articleWhat we’re reading: Senate votes to proceed with Trump’s impeachment trial, investigation into crash that killed NBA star concludes Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 + posts ReddIt Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Linkedin Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook printA baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aquarius.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021:Assured, individual and empathic, you have acclaim coming to you in this life. Through your unique and intense vision you accomplish a masterpiece this year. You touch the emotions of those around you. If single, you’re rather “take it or leave it,” and this year you choose to remain single. If attached, you need a partner who loves you precisely for your eccentricities, faults and foibles. LEO fits the bill.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★★The accent today is on cooperation and networking. Assume a role of greater leadership within an organization if the opportunity arises. Develop your support system. A friend appreciates your kindness. Tonight: Your creative gifts will shine through your many phone calls, texts and emails.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★The support of friends and a series of coincidences advance your professional status and public image. An inspiring hunch or creative idea changes your career prospects for the better. Tonight: Be cautious about making commitments. There might be more involved than is first apparent.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Today encourages the exploration of new ideas. Visit a library or bookstore online or enroll in a study program. Be patient if an in-law or grandchild seems a little demanding. Humor and talking over your differences helps. Tonight: News arrives concerning one from your past.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Today is a day of subtleties. Research work or solving a mystery captivates you. You’ll cherish peace and privacy. Your workload eases. Release a relationship you’ve outgrown. You will find it is a time to review your many types of relationships. Tonight: Relax.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★There can be a change of heart brewing when it comes to a partnership you have in mind. Talk over feelings and expectations with your business partner or love partner to avoid misconceptions. Tonight: Brings a greater understanding and acceptance of life as it is.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★A wholesome diet and moderation hold the secret to feeling well. Virgo rules the lower digestive tract, stress and nerves in general. This is where you will experience any problems. Prevent the problems by maintaining youthfulness, agility and rejuvenation. Tonight: Congratulate yourself.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★★Today brings a higher energy level than usual and indicates overall happiness and appreciation from those you care for. Responsibilities will be easier to cope with. Others will be helpful and supportive. Tonight: Breathing a sigh of relief, with laughter.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★Your household feels unsettled. Today hints at a move or a shift. Explore new avenues of creative expression. Seek ways to release stress. Take routine precautions regarding your health and fitness. Tonight: Talk about the shift with a family member whose opinion you trust.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★Today is an excellent day to learn new things. Consider the axiom from the Temple of Delphi: “know thyself.” It is a time to focus on self-understanding. Adapt to abrupt changes in the status quo. Tonight: Talking it all over with a neighbor or sibling who is helpful.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Be receptive to changes in your source of income. Business meetings, future travel for professional reasons and new publications offer opportunities to increase your income. A demand for a different type of work could arise. Tonight: Writing down the pros and cons — failproof.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★★Diplomatic and ever-popular, Aquarians are willing to help and befriend nearly everyone. And today you do. Your energy level will skyrocket. This accelerated inner fire continues until tomorrow and brings you love and appreciation. Tonight: Offer words of encouragement. Be a good listener.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★A dream or deep meditation helps you process and release a poignant memory. This brings needed healing for the mind, body or spirit. Your mood will be introspective while you go through this. It is a very important operation. Tonight: Feeling pounds lighter.Born today: Playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898), soprano Leontyne Price (1927), director Michael Apted (1941) Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 28, 2021 ReddIt Tamia Banks Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Linkedin Horoscope: May 1, 2021last_img read more

Kyrgyzstan urged to withdraw bill for combatting online disinformation

first_img October 9, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Kyrgyzstan RSF asks authorities, opposition to guarantee reporters’ safety during Kyrgyzstan protests Organisation Credit: Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP Receive email alerts News News Help by sharing this information May 27, 2020 Kyrgyzstan urged to withdraw bill for combatting online disinformation to go further August 14, 2020 Find out more KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the withdrawal of a Kyrgyz bill intended to combat the “manipulation of information” online because it would have a disastrous impact on free speech and press freedom, and instead urges the Kyrgyz authorities to promote other mechanisms to achieve this goal.Submitted by two parliamentarians for public debate on 14 May, this radical proposal would block access to all online information “likely” to be false or inaccurate. An undefined “authorized public body” would decide which content should be blocked, and the blocking would be carried out by the Internet access provider or the owner of the offending webpage or website.The blocking would continue until the website had taken down the content presumed to be false or inaccurate or until a court ruled on its accuracy and either ordered its permanent removal or ordered the unblocking of access.“Under international law, a public authority may never be given the power to decide what is true or false and the free speech rights of an individual or media may never be restricted on the grounds of falsity or inaccuracy without reference to a court,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“As well as violating a right guaranteed by article 31 of the Kyrgyz Constitution, granting such powers could also lead to abuses and to acts of censorship. We therefore call for this bill’s withdrawal.”Under the proposed bill, all website or webpage owners would be legally obliged to prevent the dissemination of false or inaccurate information, to prevent access to content banned by the law, and to moderate posted comments. They would also be required to ensure that their name, initials and email address appeared somewhere on the webpage.Under the bill, all Internet access providers would also be required to keep all user and traffic data for six months (including reception, transmission, delivery and/or processing of voice, written, visual, audio and other electronic messages) and make it available to the police and judicial authorities. Such data should only be made available when authorized by a court or else it could be used for police surveillance and information-gathering purposes.RSF recommends that Kyrgyz authorities seeking to combat online disinformation should instead promote self-regulatory mechanisms such as the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) that encourage respect for journalistic standards and ethics.Launched by RSF and its partners, the JTI is a set of standards for reliable, trustworthy journalism with indicators that allow individual media outlets to assess themselves, to improve their practices to satisfy the standards, and to publish their evaluation results. The standards covered range from transparency of media ownership and revenue sources to correction procedures and other good practices.Kyrgyzstan is ranked 82nd out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. RSF is concerned about the fate of an Uzbek journalist extradited by Kyrgyzstan RSF calls for the immediate release of Uzbek journalist News August 26, 2020 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Sarah Lee gets behind a wall of positivity in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sarah Lee Kiely at the entrance wall to the University of LimerickJANESBORO woman Sarah Lee Kiely was so inspired by the recent Six Nations’ success of local rugby stars Paul O’Connell and Niamh Briggs that she is now campaigning for a ‘wall of fame’ in the city to honour Limerick-born heroes.Sarah Lee, a chef, mother of two, and Fine Gael party member, was spurred into action following Paul and Niamh’s double victory to do something that would hone that uplifting and positive buzz on the whole city and county for more than just a single weekend.“The idea is a for a wall of fame for Limerick City and County to honour our Limerick-born sons and daughters who have had a positive impact on peoples lives,” the 36-year-old explains.“I was listening to all the well wishes and positivity around in relation to Paul O’Connell and Niamh Briggs. It has had such an uplifting and positive effect on our city and county.We have a lot to be proud of in Limerick, sometimes we do get negative press nationally but we are so resilient and bounce back. I really believe Limerick people, born here or settled here, are a strong positive community,” she said.After attending a conference in Thomond Park as part of the citywide children and youth forum, where speaker Dr Fergus Heffernan’s lecture on positivity and mental health had a huge impression on Sarah Lee, she decided to take the bull by the horns.“That night and the following day I was doing a lot of thinking and on Live 95 FM’s ‘Limerick Today’ programme there was lots of chat about how to honour Paul O’Connell and Niamh Briggs. That’s when I got the idea,” Ms Kiely told the Limerick Post.“I was thinking of people from all walks of life and as Limerick is a walled city, a wall is fitting for this kind of project. It could be a focal point in the city, a meeting place, a learning tool, a reminder of positivity, and a tourist attraction.”Sarah Lee admits that she often admires the black and white wall outside the main entrance to UL and believes a similar structure would be a beautiful addition to the city centre.“The wall would have an image of each person on it, maybe made of bronze or copper to give it texture and depth and a short bio of each person. I would love to use braille as well as Irish and English,” she reveals.Ms Kiely is now hoping Limerick City and County Council will come on board to support her with her idea. She is also planning to give a proposal to Arts Minister Heather Humphreys this week at a meeting in Dublin.Some of the names she envisions on Limerick’s wall of fame include Paul O’Connell, Richard Harris, Patrick Sarsfield, John Shinnors, Mick Mackey and Terry Wogan. Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook NewsLocal NewsSarah Lee gets behind a wall of positivity in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – April 2, 2015 1434 WhatsApp Advertisement Previous article€57 million social housing boost for LimerickNext articleSomething for the Weekend – TV Listings Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSFine GaelJanesborolimerickniamh briggsPaul O’ConnellSarah Lee Kiely center_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitterlast_img read more