Forget Cash ISAs and Premium Bonds: I’d buy the FTSE 100 for a passive income

first_img Image source: Getty Images Forget Cash ISAs and Premium Bonds: I’d buy the FTSE 100 for a passive income 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 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. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 18th April, 2020 Cash ISAs and Premium Bonds are a great way to save money for a rainy day. However, over the past few years, the interest rates on these products have plunged.Indeed, at the time of writing, the best flexible Cash ISA rate on the market is just 1.25%. Meanwhile, the annual prize rate for Premium Bonds is only 1.4%. It’s hardly worth getting excited about these minuscule rates of interest.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…And, with that being the case, owning the FTSE 100 could be a better option for your money over the long term.Buying the FTSE 100 for incomeThere are three main reasons why the index might be a better investment than Cash ISAs and Premium Bonds over the long run.First off, FTSE 100 stocks currently support a higher level of income. The UK’s leading blue-chip stock index has a dividend yield of 5.3% right now. That’s several times higher than the rate offered by the best Cash ISA on the market.In addition to this higher level of income, the FTSE 100’s dividend yield has more growth potential over the long term. The Bank of England base rate determines interest rates for Cash ISAs and Premium Bonds.On the other hand, company profits determine the index’s dividend yield. These tend to rise over the long term. As we’ve seen over the past 10 years, the same isn’t true of interest rates.A third reason why the FTSE 100 could be a better income investment than Cash ISAs and Premium Bonds is capital growth. As well as the income stream from the index, investors may also see the value of their investments rise.It’s not very easy to tell what sort of return the FTSE 100 could produce over the long term. However, as a guide, over the past 35 years, the FTSE 100 has returned around 7% per annum. That rate of return would be enough to double your investment every decade.The better buy Those are the reasons why the FTSE 100 could be a better investment for a passive income than Cash ISAs and Premium Bonds. While these two cash products have their uses, for investors who’re serious about generating a passive income, the FTSE 100 has much better income credentials. The potential for capital gains is also highly appealing.It’s quite simple to track the performance of the FTSE 100. All you need to do is buy a low-cost tracker fund, sit back, and relax. The fund’s managers will then do all the hard work for you.Investors can also own a tracker fund in a Stocks and Shares ISA. This means there’ll be no further tax to pay on income or capital gains earned from the FTSE 100 tracker investment.So, if you’re serious about generating a passive income, it’s worth taking a closer look at the FTSE 100. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Rupert Hargreaves 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. 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Big game 4

first_img(L-R) Luke Wallace, Andy Saull and Joe Gray share a joke The top two sides in the Aviva Premiership will go head to head at Twickenham on Tuesday 27 December, writes Features Editor – Sarah Mockford. It’s Harlequins’ fourth Big Game at the home of English rugby, with reigning champions Saracens this year’s opponents. We met up with four promising young players set to take to the hallowed turf to talk games, goals and, er, girls… Rugby World: Do you enjoy playing in games at big stadiums like Twickenham? Luke Wallace: It’s something that doesn’t happen every day and it’s exciting to play in a different atmosphere. For us four looking to play for England in the future it’s great to play in that environment. Joe Gray: 70,000 is not your usual crowd. Last year there was a huge atmosphere with so many Quins fans there. It’s a big day out at Christmas and with X Factor stars and fireworks, families get involved. It’s a big occasion and if you want to play at a higher level, playing at Twickenham puts you in good stead for that.Andy Saull: Guys who come from successful clubs overseas love the big-game atmosphere and it suits our squad massively.Brad Barritt: Big games are what you thrive on as a player. The Wembley experience with Saracens has been amazing – it’s a unique rugby atmosphere. Saracens have done a great job with the rugby and the off-field entertainment.RW: Is there an extra buzz playing in front of that many people? AS: I think so. Average rugby crowds are nowhere near that size, so when you play at Wembley or Twickenham in front of 50,000 people you feel the importance of the big occasion.JG: Fireworks, kicking off in front of thousands of Quins fans, it’s a massive buzz. The hair stands up on the back of your neck. It’s amazing and hopefully it’ll be a good game against Saracens.BB: There’s a buzz and an excitement. It’s a unique experience playing in a big stadium with a big crowd for one of those games. We’ve only lost one game we’ve played at Wembley and it shows we’re a team that thrives on the big occasion.LW: I’ve not played in a Big Game before but watching on the day makes you want to be out there playing. It’s a great atmosphere. RW: Is there a big rivalry between the London teams? Joe Gray (L), Luke WAllace (R)LW: All the young players at London clubs know each other quite well because they’ve come through the system together. I went to school with James Short.JG: Yes, I know Alex Goode and Andy Saull through England sides. I’m sure there’ll be a bit of text banter before the game and then we’ll have a beer afterwards. There aren’t many sports where you can do that. We play hard but we’ll catch up after. It’ll be a top-of-the-table clash too.AS: We’re one and two in the table so come 27 December it’ll be a massive game and that will motivate both teams.BB: Winning is all that counts in professional sport and Quins have a winning edge at the minute. Conor O’Shea is doing a good job. Each team brings their own strengths and weaknesses, and Quins are a top team at the moment. We have respect for them and we’ll show that respect by giving our all on the field.RW: Do you think it’s good that your clubs are giving young players a chance? JG: I moved to Quins from Northampton because I wasn’t getting as many opportunities as I’d like and Conor O’Shea puts time into youth. The great thing about the club is the youngsters. Look at our centres – George Lowe and Jordan Turner-Hall are only 22 and 23. You know they wouldn’t put you in unless you could do it and that gives you a lot of confidence.LW: The key thing is that the experienced guys are still young; they’ve been playing in the Premiership for four or five years even though they’re young. I started six games in a row at the start of the season, which was unexpected and it was nice to string a set of performances together. It showed I was ready and good enough to play at that level, which gives me confidence.AS: It’s been helped recently by the financial situation. Clubs are putting in younger guys coming through from the academy as opposed to overseas players. During the World Cup it was brilliant to see youngsters stepping up and filling in for international boys. I’m only 23 but I see myself as one of the older players here now! There’s such a wealth of young talent here and so many young players coming through.BB: It’s a good model for success to have younger guys pushing the older guys. You need that mix of experience and youth, and that contributes to the team’s success.RW: Describe your team-mate as a player and a person… LW: As a player, Joe’s a hard worker and is solid in everything a hooker should be. As a person, he’s very laid-back, but he’s always lying about girls.JG: He’s just jealous because I have so many good chat-up lines!LW: He makes up lies about being involved with girls! Apart from that he’s a good guy.JG: Luke’s very hard-working, as every good seven should be. He’s a great tackler and gets over the ball like a traditional seven. As a person, he’s got long hair and that says a lot about him. He’s proud of it and spends a lot of time in front of the mirror. He also wears a pink hairband and always has hair bobbles on his wrist. He does struggle with girls. He asks them what conditioners they use!BB: Saully is a decent, morally upstanding gentleman – every lady’s dream! He’s a brilliant player and has proved that over many seasons. He has great attacking flair as a loose forward, wins numerous turnovers for the club at the breakdown, is a great competitor and is a very effective and destructive tackler. He also has a propensity for s*** banter with girls. He once sent a round of drinks over to a group of girls and when they looked over gave them a salute!AS: That’s a big rugby myth – but it’s actually true!BB: To be fair they came over and it worked out well for him.AS: As for Brad, personally I think he’s been very unlucky with England selection. If you look at the players that went to the World Cup, not many rugby fans would disagree with the fact that he deserved to be in the mix.BB: Thanks Saully.AS: His rugby ability is brilliant and he has skills that people don’t credit him with. He has the ability to get over the gain-line on front-foot ball and he puts in big tackles in defence. He also has the ability to step in at first receiver having played fly-half with the Sharks. He’s very hospitable, too, and always invites the boys round for food. He likes to go out in London and is very social. He’s very well-balanced. Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit Andy Saull (L), Brad Barritt (R)RW: After his story about you Andy, is there a funny tale you want to tell about Brad? AS: He’s not allowed to do one of the warm-up drills before games now because he’s knocked out two players and left another two needing stitches. That’s how psyched up he is before a game – he takes out his own team-mates!BB: It’s a sidestepping drill. I’ve gone one way and four people have somehow collided with my elbow this season. The backs find it quite funny that I now have to do stuff on my own.RW: What do you get up to off the field? AS: I’m learning to play the guitar. I’ve been doing it for a year and a half and there’s a group of ten or 12 of us here that play. I finished my degree in financial economics last season, so now I’m looking into different avenues of work experience with our off-field programme.BB: I’m studying business management. I’m in a study group with Justin Melck, Steve Borthwick and Hayden Smith. I like to think Borthers and myself carry the other two! Justin Melck’s always asking for my notes. I live in North London so I also like to go to a show from time to time or to go out for food – I’ve got a sophisticated palate.JG: I play Call of Duty. I have to help Luke – he’s terrible.LW: He’s having a joke. I’ve looked at his scores on-line and they’re awful. I completed the new one on the first day – it only took me five hours.This article appeared in the January 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad.last_img read more

22 Social Dwellings in Chipiona / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798789/22-social-dwellings-in-chipiona-gabriel-verd-arqiuitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGabriel Verd ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingChipionaSpainPublished on July 20, 2018Cite: “22 Social Dwellings in Chipiona / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos” 20 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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 Spain 22 Social Dwellings in Chipiona / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos CopySocial Housing•Chipiona, Spain Architects: Gabriel Verd Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Jesús GranadaTechnical Architect:Eduardo VázquezStructural Engineer:Santiago BermejoCollaborator Architects:Federico Farina, Rafael Ruiz GilStudent:Ronit ShmaryahuClient:Empresa Municipal CAEPIONIS
Competition:2005
Garage Area:1.385,85 m2Urbanization Area:448 m2
Construction Cost:1.245.045 €Partner Architect:Simone SolinasCity:ChipionaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jesús GranadaRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. A plot available in an old slaughterhouse that had to be demolished …. next to the cemetery… in an area with a low income populationSave this picture!© Jesús GranadaThe project arises from the need to accommodate families with difficulties that irregularly occupied the ruins of the old slaughterhouse in Chipiona. It´s important to point that this plot was located next to the village cemetery.Save this picture!Site PlanDuring these long years of work and municipal management (more than 10) the area has become a place of pilgrimage, hundreds of people honor one of the most popular folk artists from Spain, native of the town and remains buried in the nearby cemetery.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaWith a population of 19,000 inhabitants Chipiona is also one of the oldest summer resort towns of Andalusia that multiply by 10 its inhabitants in summer. It has a typical historic center of the coast of Cadiz that rivals with apartment blocks that have been built in the recent decades. The main attraction of the town are its beaches and fish corrals known.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaSave this picture!ElevationThe plotWith an area of almost 1.500 sqm, the plot is located in the northeast of Chipiona. It had three façades which were facing the street and another one that had to be wrapped. The front door of the old slaughterhouse was in Río Guadiana street with the clear meant to give back to the cemetery. We kept the main entrance on that front, with the pedestrian access, and another one, the setback from the street destined as a parterre. With the aromatic plants and the lattice on the access door we will dignify and mark the main entrance into the promotion.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaOpposite to the previous entrance, in San José St and in front of the cemetery, we have placed the shared access for vehicles and pedestrians. The shaft that causes these two entrances is formalized in an inner street with a small square. This space serves as a distribution, meeting, stay and entertainment community around the benches that limit the parterres. Provides peace, possibility to care the flowers (as usual in the town) while enjoying the evening get-together with neighbors, water plants or watching the children while they are playing… we lived not long ago in that way in the courts of neighbors, like a big family.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaSave this picture!SectionThe dwellings are arranged following strict criteria of maximum floor use, minimizing the surface of common uses. The bathrooms are disposed in the central band of the structure to optimize installations and minimize costs. The inner houses are treated at the same way as the external ones, since it is meaning to use the interior spaces as a private square, useful and well formalized space, not a empty residue between the buildings.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaFormal technical specifications and construction systems of the proposal has been mapped out to satisfy the usual economic standards and quality in social housing, making at the same time, aesthetically and functionally pleasing the life of future users of the building.Save this picture!ModelThe project has been taken into account the good integration into the urban environment and its adaptation to the environmental conditions, materials of the area, the aesthetic composition of architecture and ways of living in the town. Only inside will be the white of volumetrics, combined with the cheerful red windows and the bright yellow of the portals in complete harmony with the deep blue sky of Cadiz, keeping towards the street a ascetic image without stridence … the cemetery is near.Project gallerySee allShow lessRecepcja / Znamy SięSelected ProjectsXintiandi Temporary Reading Pavilion / Atelier ArchmixingSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Calle Río Guadalquivir, 11550 Chipiona, Cádiz, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily “COPY” 22 Social Dwellings in Chipiona / Gabriel Verd ArquitectosSave this projectSave22 Social Dwellings in Chipiona / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos 2016 “COPY” Photographs Social Housing Year:  Area:  2046 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Jesús Granada+ 27Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798789/22-social-dwellings-in-chipiona-gabriel-verd-arqiuitectos Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

Stratum House / Joe Adsett Architects

first_img Allwood Contractors NGS engineers Australia Products used in this ProjectBricksRanders TeglFacing Bricks – Ultima RT 154Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensCity:Hope IslandCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Scott BurrowsSave this picture!© Scott BurrowsText description provided by the architects. Stratum sees the relationship of bold, monolithic forms, high ceilings, and extensive glazing. Named after its many formal layers, the bespoke linear brick selection became a focal point of the home, creating a strategic datum throughout the house that was critical to the overall architectural composition.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Scott BurrowsSave this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe brief for the stratum was to create a beautiful, contemporary home with a welcoming selection of materials that celebrated views over the adjacent golf course. The challenge was to capture both the southern, golf course views while capturing the desirable north-facing amenity.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsA solution was formulated through a series of courtyards throughout the plan, drawing breezes and light through the heart of the home. The solid brick foundations provide an anchor to the tall, carved ‘white box’, propped high above the primary living areas, allowing internal spaces to be light-filled and ventilate effortlessly.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitectural Rendering and the Slippery Slope of the Uncanny ValleyArticlesKocanda Kravsko Renovation / ORASelected Projects Share Builder: Stratum House / Joe Adsett ArchitectsSave this projectSaveStratum House / Joe Adsett Architects Save this picture!© Scott Burrows+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960101/stratum-house-joe-adsett-architects Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Hope Island, Australia Architects: Joe Adsett Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJoe Adsett ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookHope IslandAustraliaPublished on April 18, 2021Cite: “Stratum House / Joe Adsett Architects” 18 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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 Stratum House / Joe Adsett Architects Projects Grotec Landscape Solutionscenter_img Year:  “COPY” Structural Engineering: 2020 Photographs:  Scott Burrows Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Landscaping: Photographs Area:  519 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Randers Tegl, Sculptform, Cavalier Bremworth, PGH Bricks, Polytec, SNB Stone, Artedomus ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960101/stratum-house-joe-adsett-architects Clipboard “COPY” Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_descriptionlast_img read more

Fundraising difficulties hit another air ambulance

first_img  48 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising difficulties have led to serious problems within the administration of another proposed air ambulance service in Ireland.Last year an air ambulance organisation in Northern Ireland folded and then reopened following publicity about fundraising and administration expenses and the viability of the service. The latest problems relate to an air ambulance operation in the Irish Republic.It is understood the All Ireland Air Ambulance has struggled to raise the €85,000 per month required to operate it. The organisation has also not reached an agreement with the health authorities and the launch of the service has been delayed for nearly two years.The All Ireland Air Ambulance was established by Derek Rowe following the death of a close friend in a road crash near Killarney, Co Kerry. Mr Rowe has split with the AIAA and is proposing to set up his own organisation, the People’s Children’s Air Ambulance.While the AIAA has experienced similar difficulties to the operation in Northern Ireland related to fundraising targets and links to the health authorities, the two organisations are separate.Current air ambulance services in the Irish Republic are provided by the Irish Air Corp. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising difficulties hit another air ambulance Howard Lake | 26 August 2010 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Managementlast_img read more

Biden’s $2 Trillion American Jobs Plan to Focus on Infrastructure, Broadband

first_img SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Ashley Davenport – Mar 31, 2021 Previous articleGrowth Energy, American Farm Bureau Federation Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Ruling Against Demand DestructionNext articleBullish USDA Report Sends Corn and Beans Limit Up Wednesday Ashley Davenport On Wednesday, President Joe Biden released The American Jobs Plan. According to a statement from the White House, the $2 trillion plan will create millions of jobs, rebuild infrastructure, and position the U.S. to out-compete China.The spending will take place over the course of eight years and would be paid for by increasing the corporate tax rate to 28 percent from 21 percent.The proposal earmarks $115 billion to repair and rebuild bridges, highways and roads; $100 billion to expand high-speed broadband across the U.S.; $100 billion to upgrade and build new schools; and $100 billion to expand and improve powerlines to shift to clean energy.“The American Jobs Plan is a once-in-a-century capital investment in America that will meet our current infrastructure needs and invests in a brighter future,” said Sec. Tom Vilsack. “I look forward to working with Congress to make these plans a reality for American workers and rural communities and thank President Biden and Vice President Harris for their vision and commitment to rebuilding the middle class.”The White House is reporting that the plan will modernize 20,000 miles of highways, roads, and main streets.“It will fix the ten most economically significant bridges in the country in need of reconstruction,” said the statement. “It will also repair the worst 10,000 smaller bridges, providing critical linkages to communities.”The plan will also eliminate all lead pipes and service lines in drinking water systems. Biden’s $2 Trillion American Jobs Plan to Focus on Infrastructure, Broadband Home Indiana Agriculture News Biden’s $2 Trillion American Jobs Plan to Focus on Infrastructure, Broadbandlast_img read more

Editor threatened by armed men who invaded his home at night

first_imgNews RSF_en January 17, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor threatened by armed men who invaded his home at night Receive email alerts News RwandaAfrica Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today at the threats made against Bonaventure Bizumuremyi, the editor of the opposition fortnightly Umuco, by four armed intruders who invaded his Kigali home in the earlier hours of 15 January.“This latest attack on one of the few newspapers still critical of the government is all the more worrying as its editor was physically targeted,” the press freedom organisation said. “How can the government still be surprised when we criticise the environment for the independent press in Rwanda? To dispel the suspicion hanging over the police, we call on the government to shed light on this serious attack and to punish those responsible. It will be judged by its results.”Bizumuremyi was woken at 3 a.m. on 15 January by four men armed with clubs and knives who were banging on the door of his home in a working-class district of the capital. Once inside, they ransacked the house and threatened Bizumuremyi, ordering him to stop publishing articles criticising the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). They calmly left after neighbours intervened.“What amazed me was that these men did not seem to be concerned by our intervention,” one of the witnesses said. “They calmly left the compound, without running.” The previous evening, a police car followed Bizumuremyi to his home. He also received telephone threats.In the latest issue of Umuco, Bizumuremyi had criticised the lack of separation of powers in Rwanda and accused the RPF of being incapable of running the country. The newspaper has had many run-ins with the government in the past. An issue calling President Paul Kagame a dictator was confiscated on 19 September by police at the border (after being printed in neighbouring Uganda) on the grounds of “libel” and “attacking state security.”One of its reporters, Jean Léonard Rugambage, has been held in Gitarama prison pending trial on a trumped-up charge of genocide since September. He was arrested 10 days after writing an article for Umuco about corrupt practices by some of the judges in charge of the “gacaca” popular tribunals in Ruyumba, and the use of these courts to settle personal scores. He was sentenced to a year in prison for contempt of court on 23 November after contesting the impartiality of the judge appointed to try him. RwandaAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa to go further Follow the news on Rwanda Organisation Reports Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today at the threats made against Bonaventure Bizumuremyi, the editor of the opposition fortnightly Umuco, by four armed intruders who invaded his Kigali home in the earlier hours of 15 January. “How can the government still be surprised when we criticise the environment for the independent press in Rwanda?”, said the organisation. November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent April 6, 2020 Find out more News February 13, 2020 Find out more BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist last_img read more

COVID-19 Testing Increased, Ambulances Ramped Up: Delhi Govt Informs Delhi HC

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID-19 Testing Increased, Ambulances Ramped Up: Delhi Govt Informs Delhi HC Karan Tripathi24 Jun 2020 11:30 PMShare This – xThe Delhi Government on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that it has increased the testing capacity and the fleet of ambulances to deal with the rising number of COVID19 cases in the national capital. The information was given to the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan in a suo moto matter concerning the preparedness of Delhi to deal with…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 Government on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that it has increased the testing capacity and the fleet of ambulances to deal with the rising number of COVID19 cases in the national capital. The information was given to the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan in a suo moto matter concerning the preparedness of Delhi to deal with COVID19 pandemic. While acknowledging the work done so far by both the Centre and the Delhi Government, the court pointed out that there’s a need to fill the communication gap between the government and the officers posted in these hospitals. ‘Officers posted in the hospitals should be made aware of the orders of this court and that the same are required to be implemented’, the court highlighted. The court also emphasised that the names of Nodal Officers should also be made available to the public so that they can be directly spread approached in case of any grievances. At the outset, Mr Rahul Mehra, who was appearing for the Delhi Government, submitted that helplines have been increased, more ambulances are now being made available and infrastructure for dealing with the rising number of cases. While informing the court that it can never be at par of conducting tests on every citizen considering the population of the State, the Delhi Government submitted that 18,000 tests are being conducted every day. On the issue of testing, it was further informed that a total of 89,290 tests have been conducted over a period of 5 days. This figure includes both Rapid Antigen and RT+PCR tests. ‘We’re at least 15-20 days ahead of what is required of us as of today’, Mr Rahul Mehra, who was appearing for the Delhi Government, submitted. It was also submitted by Delhi Government that it has deployed Senior Nursing Officers in every hospital to monitor the admission process. These officers will ensure that no serious patient of COVID is denied admission in hospitals. However, it was pointed out that asymptomatic patients or those with mild symptoms are advised home isolation and are not being admitted in the hospitals. On the issue of reporting on real time data, the Delhi Government has taken the following measures: a. Hospitals with 50 or more beds have to put up display boards to show information on availability of beds, guidelines on how to download Delhi Corona App and helpline numbers b. Launched Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme which is the reporting format for all COVID hospitals to follow while reporting real time data In addition to this, the Delhi Government informed the court that psychological counseling is also being provided to frontline workers who are undergoing stress or other mental health issues. This initiative is being undertaken with the help of Institute For Human Behavioural and Applied Sciences (IBHAS). The Central Government submitted that it has appointed Nodal Officers in the hospitals which are under its administration. As far as the testing is concerned, Centre submitted that hospitals are strictly adhering to the guidelines and testing every person who is approaching them. ASG Maninder Acharya, who appeared for the Centre, further submitted that senior officers are being posted in hospitals to ensure prompt action and the data is also being provided to hospitals in other parts of the country. Amicus Om Prakash, at this point, questioned the Delhi Government as to how many ambulances out of the number specified by it are made available dedicatedly to COVID19 patients. ‘There should be separate ambulances for COVID19 patients’, Mr Prakash argued. While highlighting that the real time data is still not regularly updated on the Delhi Corona app, it was informed by Mr Prakash that the data submitted by the hospitals under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme should be made available to the public as well. Mr Prakash further informed the court that the hospitals did not address his requests for sharing data seriously. Grievances were raised against the functioning of Saroj Hospital, GTB Hospital and RML Hospital. ‘They put me on hold and the bell kept on ringing. RML Hospital refused to share the information and disconnected the call’, he said. Mr Prakash informed the court that the regular updating of real time data is still a measure issue which both the governments need to address. At this point, the court rapped the government counsels by saying: ‘Why are your officers not seeing the problems the way amicus is seeing them.If your officers are working, change them. If you can’t change them, we will change them. Don’t feel shy in taking action against adamant or errant officers. If these officers are following your actions you should take action against them.’ The court further added: ‘Good action should not be washed away by the work of such officers. All the directions and efforts of the court will be of no use.’ Further highlighting the concerns, Senior Advocate Chander Lall said that the capping of rates for testing has discouraged the private labs from collecting testing samples from home. Mr Lall further submitted that the government also has to ensure that non-COVID patients are not being denied super speciality treatment. After these submissions, the court asked both the governments to ensure that the real time data is being updated by the hospitals in accordance with law. The court will next take up the matter on July 16.  Subscribe 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

[LIVE NOW] CEDE Launch Event: Justice DY Chandrachud’s Lecture On “Why Representation Matters”

first_imgTop Stories[LIVE NOW] CEDE Launch Event: Justice DY Chandrachud’s Lecture On “Why Representation Matters” LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 April 2021 4:28 AMShare This – xJustice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India, will deliver an inaugural lecture on “Why Representation Matters” at CEDE launch event.Topic: Why Representation MattersDate & Time: 14th April (Wednesday), 5:00 pmYouTube Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybp3THnR3skFacebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/livelawindiaInstagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/livelaw.in/For…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?LoginJustice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India, will deliver an inaugural lecture on “Why Representation Matters” at CEDE launch event.Topic: Why Representation MattersDate & Time: 14th April (Wednesday), 5:00 pmYouTube Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybp3THnR3skFacebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/livelawindiaInstagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/livelaw.in/For inquiries, write to us at [email protected] or contact us at +91 7994869917Next Storylast_img read more

Chicago ramps up security after arson attempt and vandalism at synagogues

first_imgSurveillance video of a man who attempted to start a fire at a synagogue in Chicago, May 19, 2019. (Chicago Police Department)(CHICAGO) — Security is ramping up at Jewish sites in Chicago after an arson attempt and vandalism at synagogues this weekend, police said.At Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago’s Lake View East neighborhood, an unknown man was caught on camera leaving a Molotov cocktail, according to the Chicago Police Department.Three broken glass bottles with unknown substances inside and charred black cloth towels were found at the scene, said police.No one was hurt and no buildings were damaged, police said.“Someone attempted to violate the sacred space that serves as the beating heart of our vibrant community,” rabbi David Wolkenfeld wrote in a letter to the congregation on Facebook. “Our response must be to rededicate ourselves to honoring the sanctity of our shul… we will stand together and support one another when we are frightened or in need of help.”Officers are also searching for a separate suspect wanted in for smashing three car windows outside of synagogues in the Rogers Park District this weekend, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.In the wake the crimes, Chicago Police Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio ordered special attention at all Jewish schools, synagogues and businesses, Guglielmi tweeted on Sunday.Rabbi Wolkenfeld said in his letter, “The police are not aware of any specific threat targeting our building or community. Nonetheless, over a period of many years, we have implemented a proactive security culture of constant improvement.”“Our security team is in regular and ongoing contact with local police, security professionals at neighboring congregations and with security consultants at local and national Jewish agencies,” he said.The United States had seen a decline in expression of anti-Semitism over the past several decades until three to four years ago, when it started to rise, according to John Cohen, a former acting undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and current ABC News contributor.Of the 1,749 victims of anti-religious hate crimes in 2017, 58.1 percent were victims of crimes motivated by the perpetrators’ anti-Jewish bias, according to statistics from the FBI.The Anti-Defamation League recorded a total of 1,879 anti-Semitic incidents across the country in 2018, the third-highest year on record since the Jewish organization began tracking such data in the 1970s.The rise in anti-Semitic expressions spans from harassment to vandalism to assault to murder to mass murder and “seems to be coinciding with a rise in public expressions of white supremacy,” Cohen told ABC News in March.“The themes promoted by white supremacist leaders and the language they use has now been promoted into mainstream political discourse,” Cohen said. “[When] racist, mentally unwell, violence-prone individuals hear our elected officials promoting the ideological themes of white supremacy and anti-Semitism, then that serves to empower those people to action,” he said.Anyone with information about the Chicago arson attempt is asked to call police at 312-746-7618.The suspect in the arson attempt “appears to be a male with a light skinned complexion, wearing a black jacket with a hoodie, black pants and black shoes and carrying a black bag,” said police.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more