Buy-to-let could damage your wealth in 2020. Here’s where I’d invest instead The UK property market is in decent shape, despite recent political and economic uncertainty. People still want homes, and chronic supply shortages mean there is plenty of competition for them.Bye-bye buy-to-letDespite that, I still wouldn’t invest in a buy-t0-let property in 2020, because I don’t think the sums add up for most private investors.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…The raft of tax hikes have made it much harder for ordinary people to earn a decent profit from investing in property. First, you face a 3% stamp duty surcharge on the purchase, so instead of paying £5,000 upfront on a £300,000 home, you will pay a thumping £14,000.Second, wear and tear allowances have been reduced, so instead of claiming a flat 10% of rental income, you can only claim what you can show an invoice for.Thirdly, higher rate tax relief on mortgage interest is being phased out, and will disappear altogether from April 2021. This is hitting 40% and 45% taxpayers hard, in some cases wiping out their profits.Former Chancellor George Osborne, who announced the crackdown in 2015, claimed to be levelling the playing field for first-time buyers. It is not a coincidence that his moves have also boosted Treasury coffers.As a result, I believe buy-to-let no longer works for private investors just wanting to own a property or two, to give them a passive income in retirement. It may work better for professional landlords, who can buy via a limited private company, with a less punitive tax treatment.I would buy shares insteadPersonally, I would keep things simple, and invest for retirement inside a Stocks and Shares ISA, for 2020 and beyond.This is so much easier than buying a property, because you have none of the upfront charges, such as stamp duty, mortgage arrangement fees, conveyancing and survey costs, doing up the property and searching for tenants.Investing in equities is a lot quicker too. You can sign up to a low-cost online platform, and start buying and selling stocks in minutes. There are no upfront charges, dealing fees have tumbled in recent years, and by using your £20k ISA allowance, you can take all your capital growth and dividend income free of tax.The Treasury may have its sticky fingers all over the returns you make on a buy-to-let property, but it cannot touch your ISA profits, for life.In fact, you do not even have to set them out on your tax return.Keep it simpleAn easy option for your ISA would be to invest in a straightforward exchange traded fund (ETF) tracking the fortunes of the UK’s FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 indices, offered by ETF providers such as iShares or Vanguard. Unlike buy-to-let, you can also invest easily overseas, say, by tracking the US S&P 500 index.As your confidence grows, you can turbocharge your growth and income by assembling your own portfolio of individual stocks and shares. That’s another good reason to choose shares over property in 2020. 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. Harvey Jones | Friday, 31st January, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Earnings per share at Marks and Spencer fell 94%!Overdue order for online Next was a better business over the past decade. It wasn’t a blockbuster business, but it grew sales and profits and bought back its own shares. 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 I’m not much of a chartist, but even I can see the price share graph for Marks and Spencer (LSE: MKS) has been appalling over the past five years: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…Source: Google FinanceJust since the start of 2020, shares in the High Street retailer are down another 59%. That’s against a FTSE 100 that’s fallen 22%. Investors apparently fear that the Covid-19 pandemic that has cruelly taken so many elderly lives before their time could do the same for this venerable retailer. However Next had no food offering to bolster the top-line. All its sales growth was in the clothing and homeware categories where M&S has continued to slide. Over the ten years to 2019, revenues at M&S inched up by just 15%. All the growth came from its food unit. Clothing and home revenues actually declined. Note again, this data is up until last year – so the collapse in revenues with the near-cessation of in-store clothing sales due to the lockdown isn’t even a factor.All about the earningsMarks and Spencer is not the only established retailer to have found life hard in recent years, of course. See all posts by Owain Bennallack Marks and Spencer barely grew sales, barely made money, and issued equity. Owain Bennallack has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Sometime market darling Next (LSE: NXT) only grew its revenues by 20% over the same period, too. Owain Bennallack | Tuesday, 26th May, 2020 | More on: MKS NXT OCDO A tale of two retailers Enter Your Email Address Needless to say Next has been hit for six by Covid-19, too – and its shares are down 32% since 1 January. Last month it downgraded its already downgraded hopes for 2020. Next now expects the pain to continue for the rest of the year, with full-price, full-year sales as much as 40% lower in its worst-case scenario. Many of us have a soft spot for M&S, especially its food. That seems to have helped it limp along for as long as I’ve been following the stock market. What’s more, Next is either a better run business or came it into this ten-year period better set-up for the fast-changing reality of retail. Or both. M&S will roll out a new food delivery partnership with Ocado in September, which should overall boost food sales. But the obvious casualty could be foot traffic to its larger stores. Meanwhile online clothing and homeware sales made up just 22% of the total for M&S in 2019. It could be too late to get that growing.Next!M&S stores dot the British Isles like relics of a former era – retail castles on the point of falling into abeyance. My local M&S has three floors, and most weekdays it’s hard to find more than a dozen customers shopping above ground level. I often get the impression there are more staff around. 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. That’s grim, no doubt. But this pandemic will pass. When it does, Next at least looks like a business that’s meeting a need. It also has a decent online business that can potentially grow market share at its rivals’ expense right now. In 2019, Next sold nearly as much online as it sold in-store, so it already knows how to profitably reach its customers. But unless it can become much more like Next – and fast – I fear it will eventually be another victim of this wretched virus. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. The comparison gets even worse for M&S when we reach the bottom line. There’s a grim twist in that comparison. Since the turn of the century, Marks and Spencer has struggled to get younger shoppers into its stores. Once upon a time M&S clothing was the epitome of affordable fashion, but that’s a fairy tale today. Even where it has improved its wares, it has struggled to gain sales. You see, operating income at Next rose 75% over the ten years. At Marks it fell 20%. I believe Next had better products, and thanks to its established catalogue and online sales, it had a better distribution channel, too. Right now there’s nobody above the food floor. The clothes are gathering dust, and surely even many M&S customers have turned online. Are they going to Marks and Spencer’s website, or to its myriad of equally accessible rivals? Earnings per share nearly tripled at Next, thanks to skillful capital allocation. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image sources: Getty Images. It’s hard to say the same thing about Marks and Spencer.
Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bloomsbury Publishing. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Volatility has returned to the stock market over the past couple of days. Indeed, we’ve seen treble-digit falls in the US and UK indices and most stock screens have been a sea of red. But yesterday, despite the general market carnage, some UK shares went up. And I reckon their strength could be a jumping-off point for further research with a view to me buying some of the stock.Why I think these are UK shares to buyFor example, Bloomsbury Publishing (LSE: BMY) crept a little higher after showing strength all week. On Tuesday, the Harry Potter publisher released an upbeat half-year results report declaring trading had been “excellent”. Indeed, in the first six months of the firm’s trading year, profit grew by 60% year-on-year. Chief executive Nigel Newton said in the report it’s the highest first-half earnings figure since 2008 and “exceeded the Board’s expectations.” 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…Online book sales and e-book revenues were “significantly higher.” The consumer division achieved a 17% increase in revenue and pre-tax profit shot up by £2.1m to £2.7m. Meanwhile, Newton reckons the non-consumer division benefited from the “accelerated shift” by academic institutions to digital products to support remote learning. The division recorded a 47% uplift in sales in the period.It seems Bloomsbury Publishing has been a coronavirus winner. The firm ended the period with a net cash position on the balance sheet worth just over £44m. The directors decided to reinstate the shareholder dividend and declared an interim payment of 1.28p per share, which equals the prior-year figure.I reckon the strength of trading and robust financial position of the company is attractive. And with the share price near 252p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is just below 17 for the trading year to February 2022. Meanwhile, City analysts expect a robust double-digit percentage increase in earnings that year.Strong demandAnother share showing positive progress on my screen yesterday was housebuilder Bellway (LSE BWY). And, in the full-year results report released a few days ago, the company reported “an encouragingly strong start to trading in the new financial year.”There was a “record” forward order book on 4 October worth almost £1,870m. And the work-in-progress position “provides a solid platform for recovery in the year ahead.” Indeed, despite the ongoing pandemic, productivity levels are improving and running between 85% and 90% of last year’s rate. Although economic uncertainty is still around, the directors reckon underlying demand for housing is “strong”. But there’s a risk further lockdowns could shutter sites and activity in the sector. However, the directors were confident enough in the outlook to resume shareholder dividend payments. Indeed, the balance sheet is ungeared and City analysts predict robust double-digit advances in earnings ahead.Meanwhile, Bellway’s valuation is undemanding. With the share price near 2,354p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is just below eight for the trading year to July 2022. Meanwhile, the anticipated dividend yield is around 4.6%. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Starting XV:1. Kieran Longbottom2. Nathan Charles3. Salesi Ma’afu4. Sam Wykes5. Nathan Sharpe6. Angus Cottrell7. David Pocock (Captain)8. Matt Hodgson9. Brett Sheehan10. James Stannard11. Alfie Mafi12. Rory Sidey13. Will Tupou14. Nick Cummins15. David HarveyReplacements:16. Ben Whittaker17. Pek Cowan18. Toby Lynn19. Richard Brown20. Justin Turner21. Winston Stanley22. Samu Wara SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 17: The Force celebrate victory over the Waratahs after the round four Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium on March 17, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “I thought our bench had a significant impact in winning the game last weekend, everyone who came on really contributed to the effort,” Graham said. “I have no doubt they will play a big role in the outcome of the game on Friday and I have tremendous confidence in our depth and the ability of everyone to have an impact when called upon.”After making an impressive debut last weekend recent signing David Harvey has again been selected at fullback although his versatility is expected to see him called upon to exert more influence in the midfield.With four of the club’s first five matches away from home the team has already spent 33 hours in the air and they haven’t yet left Australia. That prompted Graham to prepare his side on the east coast this week to aid in recovery and ensure they’re fresh for Friday’s encounter. Western Force celebrateclose victory over Waratahs Western Force Coach Richard Graham has made only minor adjustments to his 22 man squad for the club’s clash against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday night with dynamic winger Nick Cummins returning to the starting XV and experienced lock Toby Lynn to the reserves.After a strong statement in their one point win against the Waratahs last weekend Graham has stuck with the majority of his run-on side. Cummins and prop Kieran Longbottom are the only changes.Longbottom, along with Pek Cowan, Nathan Charles and Salesi Ma’afu have formed a formidable front row combination in 2012 with each player making significant contributions in the opening month of the competition.“I think the performance of our front row has been wonderful and they’ve given the side real impetus at the set piece as well as around the ground,” Graham said. “We’ve been able to rotate our front row forwards in terms of starting on the ground or on the bench which has assisted in the management of those guys.“Pek Cowan is arguably the form loosehead prop in Australian rugby at the moment however given the short turnaround and his substantial workload so far this year I’ve made a rotation and looked to maximise the use of the resources available to us,” Graham said.The efforts of his entire squad last week pleased Graham who pointed to the influence of the bench as one of the catalysts for the club’s first win. He’ll again rely on their input as they aim for back to back victories on the road.
Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop James Mathes of San Diego and Bishop Diane Bruce of Los Angeles are among a group of about 80 Episcopalians who took part in an April 2 Stations of the Cross pilgrimage from MacArthur Park in Los Angeles to the U.S. – Mexico border in San Diego, where the two bishops celebrated Eucharist as a simultaneous service was held on the other side of the wall. Photo/Janet Kawamoto[The Episcopal News – Diocese of Los Angeles] Two 20-foot high steel walls between Tijuana and San Diego made seeing each other difficult and touching each other all but impossible, but they couldn’t stop Episcopalians and Anglicans on both sides of the border from celebrating the Eucharist together April 2.The display of unity aimed a spotlight at the plight of the undocumented and on unjust immigration laws that separate and divide families, said Bishop Suffragan Diane Bruce of the Diocese of Los Angeles and Bishop Jim Mathes of the Diocese of San Diego.With U.S. Border Patrol helicopters circling overhead, the two bishops blessed bread and wine at a 3 p.m. service on the U.S. side of the border at Friendship Park in San Diego. A few yards away across the border wall, clergy from the Anglican Church of Mexico did likewise.“What a wonderful way to celebrate this Monday in Holy Week,” said Bruce afterwards. “At the end of the service, people (from the Mexico side) were coming up individually to the border wall and asking for blessings.“It pushed me over the edge, in making me understand that there are no walls that can separate us from God’s loving grace. There is no border that can do that.”The border was the fourth and final stop in a multi-city “Via Crucis” (Way of the Cross) pilgrimage that began at 8:30 a.m. at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles and culminated with the border Eucharist with all 14 Stations of the Cross observed along the journey. After praying the first three Stations of the Cross at MacArthur Park, about 40 pilgrims formed a caravan of cars.A Salvador del Mundo (Savior of the World) figure, originally from El Salvador and usually housed at Trinity Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, accompanied the Via Crucis pilgrimage. Photo/Janet KawamotoTheir procession followed a 6-foot wooden statue of Jesus in a pickup truck some 130 miles southward along the Interstate-5 freeway, adding more pilgrims and praying progressive Stations of the Cross in Spanish and English at designated stops in San Clemente and Chula Vista before reaching the border.“Today for us as Christians is one of the holiest times of our year — Holy Week — and we are telling the story of the oppression of our Lord Jesus Christ,” said the Rev. Liz Muñoz, rector of Trinity Church in Los Angeles, and a pilgrimage organizer.“Many of us believe that Jesus was an immigrant from heaven to earth,” she told those gathered at MacArthur Park. “He came from heaven without documentation to teach us to love God and to love one another.“We come today together to pray for just immigration laws that will allow families that have been together to continue to be here together to participate and be loved just as everyone deserves to be loved in this country.”Indicating the gold-crowned statue of Jesus, wearing a brilliant red robe, inside a glass booth in the back of the pick-up truck, Muñoz continued: “This Salvador del Mundo came all the way from San Salvador [El Salvador] on a truck, crossing three borders. Today we are taking him back one border, the first border and we hope that some year at some point in our lifetime it will be the last border.”Rosie Vasquz, 45, a parishioner at All Saints Church in Highland Park, said she felt compelled to join the pilgrimage “because of my faith.“This is about my family, this is about my country, this is about Jesus’ love for us all,” said Vasquez who read prayers in Spanish at the first station, ‘Jesus is condemned to death.’ “I’ve never done anything like this before,” added Vasquez, who came to Los Angeles from Guatemala in 1986. “I’m so excited to be part of this.”Christy Goulet, 23, and Jazmin Trammell, 25, Episcopal Urban Interns assigned to St. Mary’s Church in Los Angeles, said they joined the multi-ethnic group of pilgrims “to learn more about Episcopal traditions and liturgy” and to experience the connections between the stations of the cross and immigration issues.“We are all pilgrims,” the Rev. Patrick Crerar, rector of St. Clement by-the-Sea in San Clemente, said while greeting the group from Los Angeles.“We support unity in family, not division. It is the desire of God and it is the desire of the church and it is the desire of us all that families be brought back together, so we join in this pilgrimage to seek God’s will, to seek God’s justice in our immigration laws and to seek greater unity in families divided by the wall.”At St. John’s Episcopal School in Chula Vista, Bishop Mathes welcomed the Los Angeles pilgrims. The group emulated Jesus, “the great boundary crosser, who showed us the way of moving from the divine life to human life to life everlasting,” he said.“This is Holy Week,” he added, “this is the week in which we remember Jesus’ death and look forward to his resurrection. If nothing else, I hope this pilgrimage is a moment of new life for those looking for hope.”For Juana Cordoba, a lay leader at Church of the Messiah in Santa Ana, the pilgrimage was both personal and painful.“I came up to get a job to support my children because I had nothing to feed them and no money in Mexico,” she said through an interpreter. She went back and forth between countries until gradually she could bring her children with her, added Cordoba, a single mother of six, tearing up at the mention of that separation.“I want to do something about the separation of families,” added Cordoba, whose family eventually became U.S. citizens. “I want to try to work toward a solution because so many people today don’t have documentation. I feel very much in solidarity with them. My greatest wish is that there be some kind of program where people could get documentation to work.”Blanca Ruelas-Suárez, also a parishioner at the Church of the Messiah, agreed. “I am here to support those who aren’t fortunate enough to have the documentation I have, and in the hopes that our government leaders will pay attention and do something to help them,” she said through an interpreter.“I am also here to honor and grieve the persons who have died trying to cross the border.”Bishop Diane Bruce of Los Angeles and Bishop James Mathes and the Rev. Carlos Garcia of San Diego prepare to celebrate Eucharist in front of the U.S. – Mexico border wall. The service was celebrated simultaneously on the other side of the wall. Photo/Janet KawamotoThe group had grown to about 80 by the time pilgrims reached Friendship Park, located inside the Border Field State Park. There, in the space between the two walls, Eucharist was held.Pilgrims carried crosses and red banners during the half-hour walk along the ocean to the border walls. Cheers, whistles and applause rang out from about 180 pilgrims gathered on the Tijuana side as they saw the U.S. group approach. Shouts of “no one is an immigrant,” rang out; a mariachi band began to play.Participating clergy and congregations from Mexico included: the Rev. Miguel Zavala-Mugica, of San Juan Apostol y Evangelista in Ensenada; the Rev. Adeli Candelario Garcaia, Christ the King Anglican Mission in Tijuana and children from the Colegio la Esperanza and children from Casa Hogar Dorcas Casa Vida Joven.The Eucharist at the wall was carried out with the permission and full cooperation of the U.S. Border Patrol, according to Bruce.Only 25 people were allowed into the space between the walls at a time. As each group of 25 entered to receive communion, they were drawn to the fence to try to touch, to greet, to connect with those on the other side.“I saw a long-time friend of many, many years over there,” said the Rev. Roberto Limatu of Los Angeles. “This is a very, very good day.”For Luis Garibay, building superintendent at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in Los Angeles, loading the 6-foot Jesus statute onto the pickup truck and then driving it to the border was an experience all its own.“People would pull up next to us on the freeway and look inside the truck at us. Then they’d drop back and snap photos of Jesus. I heard that somebody put one of the photos on the Internet and said, ‘Jesus is driving on the freeway.’”The Rev. Jennifer Hughes, who teaches Latino studies at the University of California at Riverside, came up with the idea for the Via Crucis pilgrimage and said she was happy at the pilgrimage turnout but added that she hoped “for a more sustained Eucharistic community, more than annually. It’s my hope there will be some kind of regular Eucharistic witness at the border.”The Rev. Carlos Garcia, vicar of Santa Rosa del Mar Church and priest-in-charge of St. Philip the Apostle Church in Lemon Grove in the San Diego diocese, agreed that the effort should continue.“Today gave me more of a sense about why we are here. It’s about uniting families. I would absolutely do it again.”The Rev. Butch Gamarra of the Diocese of Los Angeles said he hoped the pilgrimage would draw attention to the issues “in a way that people can hear it. This can be a very polarizing issue and we need to help lift up the plight of immigrants. It’s a human tragedy. You can’t call God’s people illegal. No human being is illegal. You might be undocumented, but you are not illegal.“We have to raise up the plight of how families are broken apart, how traumatic it is for children when their parents are deported, when they can’t stay in school. People of faith especially should raise our voices in advocacy and try to bring immigration reform to some kind of resolution so people can just live normal lives and be treated as people, not political pawns.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for The Episcopal News of the Diocese of Los Angeles.Bishop Diane Bruce blesses participants on the Mexico side of the border. Photo/Janet Kawamoto Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing April 4, 2012 at 11:58 pm Wondrous and beautiful event, thank you It reminded me of POASADAS SIN FRONTERAS which Roberto Martinez started in 1994 and the subsequent bi-national masses ad communions we started in 1996. Love has no borders, enrique morones, border angels Hannah Wilder says: Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. Refugees Migration & Resettlement Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Rev. Lucretia Jevne says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Pat McCaughanPosted Apr 4, 2012 April 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm Another instance of what walls can do – walls designed to keep others out also become prison walls to keep people within.This Via Crucis is a blessing for all of us and another sign that the cross is at the center of all life, reconciling us one to another and bridging the chasms that we construct to separate ourselves from one another. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Comments (3) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY enrique morones says: Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing April 4, 2012 at 7:59 pm Awesome story and photos, Janet and Pat! Great to work with you on this important event. Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Midwest Crop Tour Begins Finds Impressive Indiana Yields Midwest Crop Tour Begins Finds Impressive Indiana YieldsThe Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour started moving across fields on Monday, assessing yield potential for corn and soybeans. The eastern leg of the tour began in NW Ohio. Ty Higgins, who is riding along on the tour for Hoosier Ag Today, said that in Ohio the results were not very impressive, “We saw a lot of drought stress, and the soybeans were short and thin.” Corn yields at their Ohio stops ranged from 133bpa to 176bpa. The market is watching the tour results for confirmation that the record yields forecast by USDA in their August report are accurate. The Ohio totals seem to call those estimates into question.Here are the final results for the entire eastern leg of this year’s Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour for Ohio.Corn –148.96 bushels to the acre.Soybeans – 1055.05 pods in 3X3 foot square.Blackford CtBut as the tour moved into Indiana, yields improved, “Our first stop was in Allen County, and we saw a field with an estimated yield of 195 bpa. That was about the best field we had seen to that point.” Higgins said, at other Indiana stops, yields were good. A Blackford County field had 151bpa, and in Wells County two fields were checked. One had 180bpa and the other only about 20 miles away had 128bpa. Grant County made the top 5 for the day at 182bpa.Hamilton CtAs the tour moved toward their first overnight stop in Fishers, they hit a field in Madison County with 205bpa which topped the day’s findings. Hamilton had the most mature field of day, 1 in full dent with an estimated yield of 185bpa.Soybean measurements are taken in a 3 foot square. A few of the pod counts reported included:Hamilton 1408Madison 1291Grant 1408Blackford 604Wells 634Allen 897The western leg started in South Dakota and moved into Nebraska. Scouts reported that yields looked good, but not as good as last year. Early corn yield averages on the western leg were reported to be 164bpa, compared to 174bpa in last year’s report.Coverage of the Midwest Crop Tour on Hoosier Ag Today is sponsored by Seed Consultants. Home Indiana Agriculture News Midwest Crop Tour Begins Finds Impressive Indiana Yields SHARE Previous articleRain Brings Relief to Some, Problems to OthersNext articleState Fair Wraps Up Honoring 4-H Youth Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Aug 22, 2016 SHARE
Employed by Radio Free Asia until its Phnom Penh bureau was forcibly closed in September 2017, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin were arrested on 14 November 2017 for allegedly operating an unlicensed radio station. In a disturbing coincidence, the authorities disbanded the main opposition party two days later, ahead of parliamentary elections. Cambodia is ranked 143rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, after falling 11 places in two years. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an immediate end to all judicial proceedings against two Cambodian journalists – who have been facing long jail terms on trumped-up spying charges for nearly two years – after a Phnom Penh judge today inexplicably ordered a new investigation instead of issuing the expected verdict. Former journalists of Radio Free Asia (RFA) Uon Chhin (R) and Yeang Sothearin (L) arrive at the Phnom Penh municipal court on August 30, 2019. As they were already expecting a verdict, the judge then suddenly canceled the hearing, pretexting he was sick (photo: Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP). Receive email alerts “This is clearly the mark of a justice system that does the government’s bidding and, by harassing these two reporters and poisoning their lives, is trying to intimidate all Cambodia journalists. In response to this shocking press freedom violation, we urge Cambodia’s commercial partners, above all the European Union and the United States, to draw the necessary conclusions and to review all existing agreements.” CambodiaAsia – Pacific Media independence ImprisonedEconomic pressureJudicial harassment RSF_en News Two days was also the time that a Phnom Penh court took to decide which law the two journalists had broken. They were finally charged with espionnage, for which they are still facing the possibility of 15-year jail sentences. “The trial judge himself recognized that the prosecution has absolutely no case and yet he refused to dismiss the charges against Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. After RSF referred their case to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin were finally freed on bail after nine months in a grim prison called Prey Sar, an experience they described as a “hell on earth” in a moving video they made with RSF in August 2018. October 3, 2019 Despite lack of evidence, Cambodian judge refuses to drop case against two journalists January 21, 2021 Find out more Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream News “A permanent threat” News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Cambodia Google experiments drop Australian media from search results CambodiaAsia – Pacific Media independence ImprisonedEconomic pressureJudicial harassment RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” News February 24, 2021 Find out more In second video, entitled “A permanent threat,” they talked about the effect of the charges they continued to face after their release, how they were unable to work and how they were unable to travel abroad because their passports had been confiscated. to go further Referring to equipment seized from the two journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, at the time of their arrest, Judge Im Vannak said there wasn’t “enough evidence to prove, or an expert to verify, that the equipment was used to commit a crime.” But instead of acquitting them for lack of evidence, he sent the case back to an investigating judge. Organisation As he left the court this morning, Uon Chhin said: “I am not afraid of the court conducting a new investigation into our cases, but by doing so it will affect our freedom.” Yeang Sothearin added: “Please do not play with our justice.” December 28, 2020 Find out more
News UpdatesDelhi District Courts To Hear ‘Urgent Cases’ Only Through Virtual Mode Due To Alarming Rise In Covid 19 Cases Nupur Thapliyal18 April 2021 10:44 PMShare This – xThe Delhi District Courts will only take up “urgent cases” in view of the “alarming rise in covid 19 cases” in the National capital. The office order issued on Monday by the Registrar General of the Delhi High Court however stated that all other matters listed before such District Courts will be adjourned ‘en bloc’ information of which will be uploaded on this regard on the websites of…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 Delhi District Courts will only take up “urgent cases” in view of the “alarming rise in covid 19 cases” in the National capital. The office order issued on Monday by the Registrar General of the Delhi High Court however stated that all other matters listed before such District Courts will be adjourned ‘en bloc’ information of which will be uploaded on this regard on the websites of the respective District Courts. The office order reads thus: “In view of the alarming rise in the Covid-19 cases in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, in continuation of this Court’s Office Order No.256/RG/DHC/2021 dated 08.04.2021, it is ordered that all the judicial officers of the District Courts in Delhi shall take up only urgent cases of their respective Courts, through videoconferencing mode. It is further ordered that all other matters listed before Delhi District Courts be adjourned en bloc by respective courts and information in this regard be uploaded on the website(s) of Delhi District Courts.” According to a similar office order issued by the High Court yesterday, it was directed that it shall take up “extremely urgent matters” filed this year only with effect from 19th April 2021. Furthermore, the order also stated that any other pending routine/non-urgent matters and the matters filed/listed before the High Court between 22.3.2020 and 31.12.2020 shall not be taken up and such matters shall be adjourned “en bloc” as per the dates already notified. The High Court vide order dated 8th April 2021 ordered that the High Court and all district courts in the capital will shift to the virtual mode of hearings till Apr 23. Click Here To Read Office OrderNext Story
War strategy needed for key staffOn 3 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Employers must have contingency plans in place in case key members of staffwho are members of the reserve armed forces are called up if the UK joins theUS in a war against Iraq. Norman Hodges, HR director at Rank Leisure Machine Services, who is aLieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army, urged organisations to be preparedto act in the event that the UN weapons inspectors fail to fulfil their missionin Iraq. “Organisations need to know who is in the reserved armed forces, who islikely to be called up and who is key in these roles,” he said. “Itis similar to a maternity situation.” Hodges, a former paratrooper in the regular forces, said employers have theright to appeal against the call up of reservists under the Reserve Forces Act1996 if they can prove at a tribunal hearing that an individual is keyemployee. “The last time the appeals system was used in 1991, some 50 per cent ofappeals were successful,” said Hodges. Employers whose staff are called up under the RFA are eligible for financialcompensation from the Government.