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ALERT! Here are the best performing UK stocks over the last decade

first_img Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Paul Summers 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. Paul Summers | Saturday, 18th January, 2020 | More on: AHT MRO RMV 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Melrose. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. 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.center_img ALERT! Here are the best performing UK stocks over the last decade “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. Image source: Getty Images. Brand new research from financial data firm Refinitiv makes for compelling reading, particularly if you’re an investor with the vast majority of your wealth invested in UK-focused shares.According to its analysts, the FTSE 250 — the second tier of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange — was one of the leading global indexes over the last decade. Not only was its 12% annualised return comparable with that of US equities (the S&P 500 returned the most with 13.6%), it also significantly outperformed the more internationally-focused FTSE 100 (7.4%).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…As good as these numbers are, however, they pale in comparison to what investors could have achieved had they had the skill or good fortune to buy and hold the best performing UK-listed companies.Let’s take a closer look at the three biggest winners since 2010.On the podiumIn third place is online property portal Rightmove (LSE: RMV). Thanks to its virtual monopoly in the UK, the company achieved a compound annual growth rate of 30.52% over the period. When it’s considered that the housing market hasn’t exactly boomed since 2010 (quite the opposite in some parts of the country), that’s some result.Right now, shares trade on a forecast 30 times earnings. That might look expensive but it does begin to make sense when the company’s long history of generating huge returns on the capital it invests is considered. Operating margins are consistently above 70%, there’s stacks of cash on the balance sheet and very little debt.A valuation approaching £6bn suggests management might struggle to replicate this incredible growth going forward, but I suspect the firm’s dominance of its industry means it will continue rewarding investors. Indeed, the recent uplift in sentiment in the housing market following the election can only be good news for Rightmove.Boasting a compound annual growth rate of 32.34%, the company providing the second-highest returns was Melrose Industries (LSE: MRO). For those unfamiliar with the name, the £12bn FTSE 100 business specialises in buying manufacturing firms with strong fundamentals and then setting out to improve their performance.Based on its price movement over the last decade, you could say Melrose is pretty good at what it does. Back in January 2010, the stock could be yours for around 18p. Today, it’s available for 233p.With shares currently trading on 16 times forecast earnings (and coming with a seemingly-secure 2.1% yield, covered well over twice by profits), I think there’s still money to be made. Indeed, management reported in November that recent trading had been in line with expectations.And the winner is…Occupying top spot on the list of best performing shares is equipment rental company Ashtead (LSE: AHT).According to Refinitiv, £1,000 invested in the firm at the beginning of 2010 — when the shares were trading around 85p a pop — would be worth around £35,611 at the end of 2019, assuming all dividends had been reinvested (something we heartily recommend at the Fool UK). All told, the company achieved a staggering compound annual growth rate of almost 43% over the period. Can Ashtead’s outperformance continue? Its latest results were certainly encouraging, with the company posting a 14% rise in revenue (to £2.68bn) and 6% rise in pre-tax profit (to £690m) over H1. What’s more, the stock trades on just 12 times earnings. Considering the high profit margins the company is able to achieve, that still looks great value to me. 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Godson Street / Edgley Design + Spaced Out

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” Housing Cape Construction United Kingdom Save this picture!© Jack Hobhouse+ 28 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798640/godson-street-edgley-design Clipboard CopyAbout this officeEdgley DesignOfficeFollowSpaced OutOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLondon Borough of IslingtonUnited KingdomPublished on November 04, 2016Cite: “Godson Street / Edgley Design + Spaced Out” 04 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?伦敦Godson街道社区 / Edgley Design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 Manufacturers: Bailey, Marley Eternit, Nu-Heat, Velfac, Belvedere Carpets, Gowercroft Joinery, Peak Oak, Pendle Doors, VMZINC Projects Environmental/ Code for Sustainable Homes Consultant: Architects: Edgley Design, Spaced Out Area Area of this architecture project Building Control Approved Inspector:BBSFire Strategy Engineer:IFCCdm Coordinator:Goddard ConsultingProject Architect:Ben KirkExecutive Architects:Edgley DesignCity:London Borough of IslingtonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jack HobhouseText description provided by the architects. Godson Street is a Community Joint Venture project. The three partner groups, led by Jake Edgley (director of Edgley Design), Chris Joannou (CKS partnership) and James Engel (director of Spaced Out Architecture) were neighbours of the vacant site, and formed a JV partnership to buy and develop the scheme. The brief was to create a mixed use building which would meet the varying needs of the JV partners, expressing the individuality of stakeholders while bringing this ‘difference’ together in a harmonious overall schemeSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Jack HobhouseSave this picture!SectionThe overall concept was to re-imagine the Georgian houses that once occupied the site, with a lightwell to the front and internal stair to one side. A rear lightwell creates a liveable basement. Large glazed windows to the ground floor enliven a once forgotten backstreet.  The layout has been inverted, with bedrooms to the lower levels where a more closed relationship to the street does not affect internal amenity. The living spaces are moved to the upper floors, where larger windows can give light and views out without compromising privacy. The living spaces are articulated as a metal clad, sculptural form that has been folded out of the front elevation to create windows and views to the south, maintaining privacy across the street. An angled roof creates north facing rooflights to the second floor. The faceted form of the roof is derived from a rights to light analysis of neighbouring residences. Five mixed use buildings are created, with commercial space to ground and basement and residential apartments above, and a townhouse to the north.Save this picture!© Jack HobhouseSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Jack HobhouseSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jack HobhouseProduct Description. The upper residential levels are conceived as dynamic, angular forms which address surrounding neighbour and occupier issues; privacy, overlooking, daylight and rights to light. The zinc ‘skin’ (VM Zinc) is split and punctured, creating views out and exposing the core of the volume, articulated in a cementitious material. – Marley EternitSave this picture!© Jack HobhouseProject gallerySee allShow lessMonocle 24 Pays Homage to the Role of Architecture in FilmArchitecture NewsSpecial Preview Performance for the Opening of “Paranoia Man in a Rat Fink Room”EventProject locationAddress:London Borough of Islington, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share KP Acoustics Main Contractor: center_img SRE Godson Street / Edgley Design + Spaced Out Area:  1015 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Year:  Structural Engineer: Godson Street / Edgley Design + Spaced OutSave this projectSaveGodson Street / Edgley Design + Spaced Out 2015 Acoustic Engineer: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Hardman Structural Engineers ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798640/godson-street-edgley-design Clipboard Photographs:  Jack Hobhouse Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHousing•London Borough of Islington, United Kingdomlast_img read more

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Survey finds lawyers and accountants raise most at Flora London Marathon

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 April 2008 | News 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. Survey finds lawyers and accountants raise most at Flora London Marathon Tagged with: Events Research / statistics  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lawyers and academics are the best professions to target in seeking successful London Marathon runners, according to research by sick children’s charity, WellChild. But steer clear of accountants: they were among the least successfulfundraisers.WellChild, last year’s Official Charity of the Flora London Marathon, surveyed over 800 runners who raised money forthe charity.Lawyers and academics raised an average of £2,500 each, with bankers raising an average of £2,300. Company managers raised on average £200 per person more than company directors who tied with housewives.The professions ranked as follows in terms of the most money raised for WellChild last year:1) Lawyers/Academics & Students2) Bankers3) Company Managers4) Emergency Services & Armed Forces personnel / Administrative & Secretarial Staff / Fitness Staff5) IT Consultants6) Company Directors / Housewives7) Accountants / Teachers8) Health and Social Care ProfessionalsWellChild runners last year raised £1 million in the Marathon.www.wellchild.org.uklast_img read more

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PFRA publishes guidance video on street fundraising

first_img  32 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 August 2010 | News Tagged with: Individual giving Law / policy PFRA The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) has published a best practice video about street fundraisers for council licensing officers and town centre managers. It is designed to let them know what to expect of fundraisers visiting their areas under the terms of a site management agreement.The video has been published in a new best practice section on the PFRA website, which also explains the solicitation statement and the ‘three step’ rule.About Face – A guide to street face-to-face fundraising from PFRA on Vimeo.Nick Henry, PFRA’s head of standards, said: “The Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Practice on Face-to-Face Activity lays the ground rules for best practice but there is a lot that fundraisers have to do that isn’t specified in the code.”The solicitation statement, or ‘disclosure’ as fundraisers call it, is one example. The Charities Act 2006 requires that fundraisers have to give the solicitation statement, which tells donors how much the fundraising agency is being paid by the charity, when a donor agrees to make a donation.Nick Henry points out: “The solicitation statement sounds straightforward, but the rules governing it are quite complex and can often be misinterpreted. That’s why we have gone to some length explaining them in the new best practice section.”PFRA will enhance the best practice pages with further ./guidance over the coming months.Any council official who would like a DVD containing the video should contact PFRA’s head of policy Toby Ganley at [email protected], or call on 020 7401 8452.www.pfra.org.uk/professional_standards/best_practice/ Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis PFRA publishes guidance video on street fundraising 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.last_img read more

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When the Border Patrol arrests a 10-year-old

first_imgRosa María HernándezRosa María Hernández is 10 years old. She has had cerebral palsy from birth, and so, her elementary school teachers say, she has comprehension closer to that of a 4- or 5-year-old.Rosa María’s mother, an undocumented immigrant, brought her across the border into Laredo, Texas, when she was just three months old, so she could receive medical care.Doctors discovered Rosa María needed immediate emergency gallbladder surgery on Oct. 24. She was in an ambulance with her cousin, a U.S. citizen, to look after her, speeding toward a children’s hospital in the south Texas city of Corpus Christi, when they were stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint far from the border.Following the new punitive Trump/Sessions anti-immigrant protocols, the Border Patrol cops determined Rosa María was an “illegal immigrant.” Only after delay did they finally allow the ambulance to proceed to the hospital, where doctors performed the life-saving surgery.But Border Patrol agents were placed outside her hospital room door as she lay unconscious so they “could prevent her from escaping.”The doctors said Rosa María could go home to her mother and family on Oct. 25. They wrote instructions that she should receive postoperative care from her primary care physician in Laredo and be released to “a family member who is familiar with her medical and psychological needs.”She took two steps out of her hospital room before she was seized by Border Patrol goons and hauled away to a privately contracted juvenile detention facility.Dan Hetlage, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, said in callous defense of this action: “It’s not a traffic ticket. We follow the letter of the law.”The advocacy group Dream Activist says 10-year-old Rosa María was told “she has two options: sign voluntary departure or spend up to 3 weeks in detention.” In their open letter to Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, the Dream Activist group added: “Families should not have to decide between getting life-saving help or being deported.” (npr.org, Oct. 26)Rosa María’s jailers won’t even allow her mother, Felipa de la Cruz, to visit her. “All I wanted was for her to get the surgery that she needed. It never crossed my mind that any of what is happening right now could happen. When you’re a mother, all you care about is your child.” (nypost.com, Oct. 26)Here is the bitter irony under capitalism: The U.S. governing powers say that nothing can be done to prevent an arrogant, rich white man from carrying an arsenal of weapons up to his plush Las Vegas hotel room, converting some into machine guns and opening fire on working people just out to enjoy a concert, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds.At the same time, they tell us that a critically ill, 10-year-old Latinx child represents a threat to national security and must be wrenched away from her mother and family and deported.The white supremacist policies pushed by boss Trump and his trillionaire appointees and friends are the real threat to national security — to the safety, health, happiness and security of workers and oppressed people.By organizing, by hitting the streets in mass protest, by shutting down the whole rotten system, we can turn the tide against the monstrous policies that result in these kinds of atrocities. And we will.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Newspaper suspended by subversion crimes prosecutor

first_img March 29, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today deplored the shutting down of the newspaper Al-Azminah and the continued harassment of the independent daily, Alwan, by the state prosecutor in charge of subversion cases.”We call on the authorities to obey the presidential decree that gives the National Press Council the responsibility for overseeing press matters rather than the subversion prosecutor, who continues to shut down newspapers,” said the organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard. “The prosecutor, Mohamed Farid Hassan, is defying the ministry of justice.”Al-Azminah was suspended indefinitely by Hassan on 30 September after a complaint against it by the army. The prosecutor has close ties with the intelligence services, whose authority over the press was ended by a 12 August decree that reaffirmed press freedom and transferred power to monitor the media to the National Press Council. The intelligence services are resisting the order.The army accused Al-Azminah of publishing an supposedly inaccurate report saying pro-government militias had been disbanded after a 25 September peace agreement with rebels of the southern-based Sudan People’s Liberation Army aiming to end a 20-year civil war.The agreement provides for withdrawal of government troops from the south within six years and creation of new military units made up of soldiers from both sides. The army is very sensitive about these matters. Prosecutor Hassan said the paper continued to print false news with the aim of undermining the agreement. The paper was suspended under article 130 (paragraphs 1 and 3) of the 1991 code of legal procedure, which allows suspension pending completion of legal investigations. News April 10, 2020 Find out more October 2, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper suspended by subversion crimes prosecutor News SudanAfrica Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Sudan Receive email alerts April 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation News Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal to go further Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent SudanAfrica Alwan was similarly suspended on 2 September pending examination of a complaint against it by the National Security Agency for incitement to sedition. The justice minister gave it permission to reappear on 24 September but two days after it did, prosecutor Hassan banned it again. The daily Al-Sahafa was suspended for three days under the press law from 1 October by the National Press Council for printing an ad by Ethiopian Airlines praising the quality of the wines on its Khartoum-Paris flights. Alcohol has been banned in Sudan since 1983. Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Newslast_img read more

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Freedom of information in jeopardy in post-Gaddafi Libya

first_imgNews June 24, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts December 17, 2019 Find out more On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom January 30, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freedom of information in jeopardy in post-Gaddafi Libya News Follow the news on Libya LibyaMiddle East – North Africa to go further News News February 23, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Organisation Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Reporters Without Borders is very worried by recent developments in Libya affecting the news media and journalists, and the constant physical danger to which they are exposed. The media environment has declined to the point that it poses a serious obstacle to the creation of a democratic state.One of the latest disturbing developments is Decree 05/2014 “On stopping and banning the broadcasting of certain satellite TV stations”, adopted on 22 January by the General National Congress, which acts as a transitional legislature.Its first article orders the ministries of foreign affairs, communications and information to “take the necessary measures” to prohibit the broadcasting of any satellite TV station whose programmes criticize the “17 February Revolution,” destabilize the country or promote internal dissent.Reporters Without Borders calls for the withdrawal of this draconian decree, which has come at a time of growing threats to political stability and security in the run-up to the Libyan Revolution’s third anniversary. Tension has been mounting in the south and west for weeks as a result of an apparent resurgence of support for the ousted Gaddafi regime. Some satellite TV stations have reportedly been carrying messages singing the former strongman’s praises and seeking the regime’s restoration. Some of these messages are said to constitute incitement to hatred and violence against those working for the creation of a new Libyan state.Reporters Without Borders points out that, while international law allows certain restrictions on freedom of expression, including those aimed at safeguarding national security and public order, these limitations must be absolutely necessary and proportional to their goal.A decree imposing a blanket ban on broadcasting by a satellite or local TV network does not meet any of these criteria and constitutes a disproportionate measure.In an interpretation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Libya is a party, the United National Human Rights Committee said:“Laws that penalize the expression of opinions about historical facts are incompatible with the obligations that the Covenant imposes on States parties in relation to the respect for freedom of opinion and expression. The Covenant does not permit general prohibition of expressions of an erroneous opinion or an incorrect interpretation of past events.”Reporters Without Borders is also deeply concerned about the vagueness of Decree 05/2014, which is clearly designed to penalize any person or news media criticizing the government and its policies.“The freedom to peacefully express views, including views that are contrary to those generally held or views critical of the authorities, is of fundamental importance in any democratic society”, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The judicial system and public figures must put up with a great deal of criticism, because their position at the centre of public life means that their actions are inevitably the subject of general interest. The new Libyan state must repeal this decree without delay.”In another disturbing development, freelance journalist Ahmed Abdel Hakim was warned by telephone on 25 January that he would be killed he did not withdraw the complaint against the head of the Al-Qa’qa’a brigade that he filed with the prosecutor-general. Detained by Al-Qa’qa’a for nine months, from September 2013 to July 2013, in connection with his coverage of clashes between the Zintan and Mashashia tribes in June 2012, Hakim has accused the militia of mistreating and torturing him while he was held, and says he can prove it.Well-known activist and former political prisoner Jamal Al-Hajji was meanwhile sentenced to eight months in prison on 31 December for defaming leading politicians during an appearance on state-owned Al-Wataniya TV on 13 February 2013. He was also ordered to pay 400,000 dinars (240,000 euros) in damages.In his TV appearance, Hajji criticized foreign minister Mohamed Abdelazziz, National Forces Alliance leader Mahmoud Jibril and other politicians and public figures, accusing them of conspiring against the Libyan revolution.Reporters Without Borders reminds Libya that the UN Human Rights Committee said in its General Comment No. 34 on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: “States parties should consider the decriminalization of defamation and (…) imprisonment is never an appropriate penalty.”These threats and decisions violate the Constitutional Declaration that Libya ratified on 3 August 2011, in particular, article 14, which says: “The state shall ensure freedom of opinion, freedom of speech for individuals and groups, freedom of scientific research, freedom of communication, freedom of press, media, printing and distribution, freedom of movement and freedom of assembly, demonstration and peaceful sit-in so long as it is not contrary to public order.” LibyaMiddle East – North Africa The new Libya must not abandon its commitment to establish democracy and the rule of law, in which impunity and censorship should not prevail. 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FBI, DOJ, Local Authorities Crack Down on Virus Scams

first_img Top of the News More Cool Stuff 34 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Public Safety FBI, DOJ, Local Authorities Crack Down on Virus Scams CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 4:12 pm Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment In addition to cracking down on hoaxes and scams stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, law enforcement agencies in the Southland and across the country are also being advised of another potential threat — people who may purposely try to spread the virus to others.The U.S. Department of Justice issued a memo Tuesday stating that “the purposeful exposure and infection of others with COVID-19” could be prosecuted as a terrorist act.“Because coronavirus appears to meet the statutory definition of a `biological agent’ under (federal law), such acts potentially could implicate the nation’s terrorism-related statutes,” according to the memo. “… Threats or attempts to use COVID-19 as a weapon against Americans will not be tolerated.”No such criminal cases have been reported locally, but at least two instances have arisen nationally. In New Jersey, a man was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly coughing on a grocery store worker and claiming he had COVID-19. Meanwhile, a Missouri man was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats after allegedly licking items in a Walmart in an apparent effort to mock concerns about the virus.Local prosecuting agencies declined to comment specifically on whether such a hypothetical prosecution might occur in the Southland. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI both stressed that they are on the lookout for any crimes stemming from the virus, with fraud schemes the most prevalent issue.The FBI is actively investigating a wide range of crimes that seek to take advantage of people during the pandemic. Mike Herrington, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, told City News Service the agency is focused mainly on crimes committed online.“People are operating in an environment where there’s a lot of uncertainty,” Herrington said.The schemes aim to take advantage of people’s anxiety by offering fake cures, counterfeit medical equipment or essential supplies at inflated prices.Offering help with financial distress is another ploy. One of the biggest scams at the moment is someone purporting to offer residents help in collecting an anticipated federal cash payout to individual Americans, the FBI agent said.People are told they need to enter personal information at a particular online link in order to get the money and end up victims of identity theft instead.“We’re seeing a lot of charity scams too,” Herrington said, noting that many generous Angelenos are looking for ways to help their neighbors through difficult times. “Scammers are taking advantage of that.”Cybercrimes should be reported to IC3.gov, which Herrington said is the FBI’s best source for tracing back connections to identify and arrest perpetrators. Victims should supply as much information as possible about computer IP addresses, email addresses, Bitcoin account names in order to help track down the fraudsters.The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, which covers Los Angeles County, urged the public to report fraudulent schemes related to the pandemic to the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline at 866-720-5721 or via email to [email protected] That centralized system allows for coordination between federal, state and local authorities. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img
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Plea Filed Before Gujarat HC Challenging The Constitutionality Of Various Provisions Of ‘Gujarat Control Of Terrorism And Organised Crime Act’ [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Filed Before Gujarat HC Challenging The Constitutionality Of Various Provisions Of ‘Gujarat Control Of Terrorism And Organised Crime Act’ [Read Petition] Sparsh Upadhyay13 Sep 2020 10:30 PMShare This – xA Petition has been filed before the Gujarat High Court challenging the constitutionality of Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Act, more specifically how “continuing unlawful activity” has been defined under the stringent act of the State.The Petition has been filed by one Mahmadhusen @ Mamu Jahangirbhai Makrani (Baloch) [more details about him has been mentioned at…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?LoginA Petition has been filed before the Gujarat High Court challenging the constitutionality of Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Act, more specifically how “continuing unlawful activity” has been defined under the stringent act of the State.The Petition has been filed by one Mahmadhusen @ Mamu Jahangirbhai Makrani (Baloch) [more details about him has been mentioned at the bottom of this article] through Advocate Virat G. Popat challenging other provisions pertaining to admissibility of confessions before police as evidence, as well as with respect to clauses that bar an accused from being granted anticipatory bail.The Petitioner specifically questions the “constitutional validity/legality of certain provisions of the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Act, 2015 (Gujarat Act No.24 of 2019) since the said provisions violates mandate of Article 20 of the Constitution of India and impeaches fundamental rights of the citizen. The provisions are ultra vires to Article 20 of the Constitution of India. The petitioner seeks declaration that provisions of sections 2(1)(c), 16, 20(3), 20(4), 20(5) be declared unconstitutional / ultra vires to the Constitution of India as the same are violative of Articles 20 and 21 of the Constitution of India.”Grounds for Challenging the ActFirstly, while challenging Section 2(1)(c) of the Act, which pertains to the definition of “continuing unlawful activity”, which has been defined in the Act as “an activity prohibited by law for the time being in force, which is a cognizable offence punishable with imprisonment for a term of three years or more, undertaken either singly or jointly, as a member of an organised crime syndicate or on behalf such syndicate in respect of which more than one charge sheet have been filed before the competent court within the preceding period of ten years and that court has taken cognisance of such offence”, the petitioner contends that when the aforesaid definition of “continuing unlawful act” is read in juxtaposition with the definition of “organised crime”, as specified in the Act, it would appear that the Act introduces creation of a new offence for the acts which have taken place even before the enactment of the Act.In other words, a person could be punished under this Act retrospectively, that is for a time when the GCTOC Act did not exist and the offences were committed. Further, the petitioner claims that the penal statute cannot be given retrospective effect and Article 20 (1) of the Constitution of India provides immunity from such kind of prosecution including conviction and/or penalty.Secondly, while challenging Section 16 of the Act, the petitioner contends that bare reading of the aforesaid provision would indicate that confession of an accused made before police officer not below the rank of Superintendent of Police is admissible in evidence against accused making the confession, abettor, co-accused or conspirator for an offence under the said Act.It has been submitted that this provision is not only vague but violates all statutory and mandatory rights gives to the accused. Article 20(3) provides that no person accused of an offence shall be compelled to be a witness against himself. The said protection is available to the accused during investigation of an offence not merely with respect to evidence to be given in Court room but also to all previous stages.It has been contended that such vague provision violates Article 14 of the Constitution of India as a person who is accused under the said Act would be treated in a different way so far as confession is concerned while under the normal law.Thirdly, while challenging Sections 20(3), 20(4) and 20(5), it has been contended that these sub-sections bar an accused from being granted anticipatory bail and not granting bail if the accused was on bail under any other Act or GCTOC Act, when the said offence in question was committed. The petitioner has also submitted that a similar clause [Section 20(5)] in MCOCA was found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in the Case of State Of Maharashtra vs Bharat Shanti Lal Shah & Ors. (2008)13 SCC 5Prayers of the Petition1- To hold and declare that provision of Sections 2(1)(c), 16, 20(3), 20(4), 20(5) of the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Act, 2015 are violative of Articles 20 and 21 of the Constitution of India;2- To issue appropriate writ, order or direction quashing and setting aside the provisions Sections 2(1)(c), 16, 20(3), 20(4), 20(5) of the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Act, 2015 being ultra vires to Articles 20 and 21 of the Constitution of India;3- Pending admission, hearing and final disposal of this petition, to stay operation and implementation of Sections 2(1)(c), 16, 20(3), 20(4), 20(5) of the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Act, 2015.Court’s OrderThe High Court on Tuesday (08th September) directed that the notice in this petition may go to the learned Advocate General for the respondent – State of Gujarat and the matter be listed on 29th October 2020.About the Petitioner – The petition has been moved by 36-year-old Mahmudhusen alias Manu Jahangirbhai Makrani (Baloch) of Rajkot, who was among the 11 booked from an alleged gang that had assaulted another group and ran riot on Bhavnagar road of the city, nearly two months ago, according to Rajkot police. The 11 were booked on August 19 in an FIR filed at Thorala police station in Rajkot.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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Hundreds attend service for El Paso shooting victim whose husband welcomed strangers with no family nearby

first_imgdragana991/iStock(EL PASO, Texas) — Antonio Basco feared he would be alone to say goodbye to his wife, who was killed in the El Paso, Texas, shooting. Instead, hundreds attended her vigil Friday night.The funeral for Margie Reckard, Basco’s wife of 22 years, will take place Saturday morning, and is expected to draw a similar crowd.Basco welcomed strangers to attend the services because he didn’t have any family nearby.The response to his invitation was so overwhelming that the funeral staff relocated the service to a bigger venue.Reckard was an employee of the Walmart, where she and 21 others were killed and more than two dozen were injured when a gunman opened fire on Aug. 3.Basco arrived at the prayer service Friday to a standing ovation from the hundreds in attendance who had lined up outside for hours and hugs from dozens of attendees.“Thank you for allowing us to go through this process, for inviting us in. We thank you, Tony, for inviting us. We would have never known that you needed us to be friends, but look at all these friends you have,” Harrison Johnson, director of the Perches Funeral Homes, said during the service.Jordan Ballard, who is from Los Angeles, flew to El Paso specifically to attend the memorial and funeral, despite being a total stranger. “His story moved me,” Ballard told El Paso ABC affiliate KVIA.The service was originally scheduled to be held in a chapel that seats 250 people, but Perches had “more than 250 calls” from well-wishers all over the country so they were moved to La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center, a facility owned by Perches.“The outpouring and amazing response from all over, not just our city, but the country is gonna be more than the capacity of the venue that we have,” Johnson told ABC News early Friday.“I’m sure it’s gonna be thousands,” he added.La Paz seats 500 people.“I’ve been doing this for over 30 years and I’ve never seen this … for, I guess so to speak, a non-high profile person,” Johnson said. “I’ve never experienced such an outpouring of love and support and caring for what you would say is pretty much just an ordinary citizen, you know a loving person.”Since Perches posted on Facebook that Basco “welcomes anyone to attend his wife’s service” because he had no nearby family, people from as far away as California have expressed interest in attending Reckard’s funeral, Johnson said.He said Basco has been “overwhelmed” by the response. After speaking with Basco Friday morning, Johnson said he seemed to be “doing well.”Basco could not immediately be reached.Reckard’s two sons and her daughter arrived in El Paso Thursday to attend their mother’s funeral, Johnson added.The FBI El Paso Division and its Victim Service Specialists will be in attendance at Reckard’s service Friday.“As part of this community, we won’t let anyone so severely hurt by this tragedy go through this alone,” the department tweeted Thursday. “Mr. Basco, we stand with you.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more