Fevertree Drinks shares are falling: here’s what I’d like to do

first_img Royston Roche | Monday, 22nd March, 2021 | More on: FEVR Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Fevertree Drinks shares are falling: here’s what I’d like to do 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. The share price of drinks mixer Fevertree Drinks (LSE: FEVR) rose about 140% in the past year. However, the shares dropped 15% in the last two trading sessions following company’s results. I’d like to review the recent results to understand if the company is a buy after the recent sell-off.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…Bullish reasons to buy Fevertree Drinks sharesThe company has a diversified business. It supplies a range of carbonated mixers to hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes (‘on trade’). It also supplies to supermarkets and off-licenses for retail purchase (‘off trade’). The good revenue mix has helped the company during the lockdown. The increased use of its products at home helped to offset the drop in revenues in the on-trade segment as most bars and restaurants have been closed.It has a geographically diversified business. This could help offset any slowdown in a particular geographical region with the growth in another region. In the most recent results, UK revenue fell by 22% year-over-year to £103.3m. This was offset by growth in US revenue, of 23% y-o-y to £58.5m. Overall group revenues fell by 3% y-o-y to £252.1m because of the lockdowns. Fevertree Drinks has a wide range of products. It also successfully launched the new premium soda range in the UK and Sparkling Pink Grapefruit in the US tailored to tequila and spritz lovers. The company has a stable balance sheet. It follows an asset-light business model. This has helped to increase its net cash position to £143.1m at the end of 31 December 2020.The management expects revenue growth in the range of 12% to 16% in the fiscal year 2021. In my opinion, with the easing of lockdown in the UK, the on-trade revenue could start to pick up. The international sales are already doing well and this is another reason for me to like Fevertree Drinks shares.Risks to considerWhen any company grows in size it becomes difficult to reciprocate the past growth rates. The company is increasing the marketing expenses to maintain the previous growth. It also added more staff in 2020, which will further increase staff expenses. These efforts could reduce the company’s profit margins in the future.On the other hand, the expanding international business might be less profitable than the UK home market. The company has to adjust its products to the varying North American tastes. Also, it has to face competition from a lot of well established brands in the US. There is no guarantee that the success in the UK markets can be reciprocated globally. If the Covid-19 cases are not reduced in the coming months then governments across the globe might be slow in removing lockdowns. This will negatively impact the company’s revenues and profits.  Final view on Fevertree Drinks sharesThe company is fundamentally strong with good expected revenue growth. The shares are currently trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of 59 and a price-to-sales ratio of 9.9. These figures suggest that the shares are not cheap. I’ll wait longer to buy the stock at lower valuations.  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.center_img Royston Roche has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fevertree Drinks. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Fevertree Drinks See all posts by Royston Rochelast_img read more


PF Plus to be delivered via e-mail

PF Plus to be delivered via e-mail AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Professional Fundraising magazine has indicated that its mid-monthly update PF Plus will be available via e-mail. The announcement appeared in the magazine’s full-page advertisement for its PF North show in this month’s issue.Professional Fundraising added that PF Plus will be available in April, as will their Web site at www.professionalfundraising.co.uk. The latter will be updated daily, they say.You can get free news via e-mail from UK Fundraising now, so sign up today. Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 18 February 2000 | News read more


Women and the Nicaraguan Revolution

first_imgThousands of women fighters transformed gender roles within the context of the Nicaraguan Revolution and the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN in Spanish) during the intense struggle from 1978 to 1990 for national independence and self-determination, which continues to this day.That this struggle took place during the murderous intervention of the U.S.-financed and -supported counterrevolutionary “Contras” serves as testimony to the fortitude of the women of Nicaragua. They not only sustained the Sandinista Revolution but also created a “revolution within the revolution” to further enhance the political, social and economic advances of women.Tomás Borge, who was one of the top FSLN commanders, once wrote: “We are aware of compañeros that are revolutionaries in the street, in the workplace, in all parts, but are feudal lords of the gallows and the knife in the home. Economic development on its own is not enough to achieve the liberation of women, and neither is the fact that women are organizing. We must launch a difficult and prolonged struggle against the habits, traditions, and prejudices of men and women. We must launch a difficult and prolonged ideological struggle, a struggle equally undertaken by men and women, in Nicaragua. … Therefore it is normal, and absolutely logical, that we now speak about a new revolution: a women’s revolution.” (tinyurl.com/jyzwx7w)The organization that took up this challenge was the Luisa Amanda Espinoza Association of Nicaraguan Women, known by its Spanish acronym ­AMNLAE, established under the nose of the U.S.-supported, right-wing military dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza García in 1977.Luisa Amanda Espinoza was the first female FSLN combatant from the urban working class to die in battle against the Somoza regime in 1979. The AMNLAE slogan was “No revolution without women’s emancipation: no emancipation without revolution.” (Maxine Molyneux, “Mobilization without Emancipation? Women’s Interests, the State, and Revolution in Nicaragua,” Feminist Studies, 1985)Thirty percent of combatants in the Nicaraguan struggle were women, in everything from urban support and medical needs to direct combat. Women also represented 37 percent of the FSLN in both regional and departmental positions in political administration. (Digital Envio #25, 1982)Militant determination to change societyIn “Sandino’s Daughters” Margaret Randall wrote: “They viewed the Sandinista National Liberation Front as an organization focused on creating a system free of political, social and economic inequality and saw the revolutionary struggle as an opportunity to participate in the overthrow of the Somoza regime, which they believed was necessary in order to change the patriarchal society that imposed unequal relations among men and women. … Women were acutely aware of their socio-economic position, because they were the first to be affected by unemployment, inflation, and shortages.” (p. 10)Nora Astorga, revolutionary ambassador to the U.N.The women were up against the deeply rooted realities of economic, social and political inequality; low and unequal wages; isolation from the political process; sexual objectification and exploitation; legal obstacles to advancement and other manifestations of oppression. The heroic endeavors of these militant women show how much they were determined to change capitalist society.Although much has changed in Nicaragua since that period, nothing can erase the lessons and ideological advancement embedded in both the memory of the “Daughters of Sandino” and the heritage they leave to future generations of women.Among those who have contributed, some with their lives, and should be memorialized are:Idania de Los Ángeles Fernández, 26 years old, FSLN fighter; Araceli Pérez Darias, 23 years old, born in Mexico, FSLN combatant and leader of the Western Regional Command and the Frente Interno; Ana Isabel Morales, FSLN combatant. All captured and assassinated by Somoza’s National Guard in León, Nicaragua, on April 16, 1979.Arlen Siu Bermúdez, 20 years old (born July 15, 1955), Chinese Nicaraguan, killed in FSLN combat operations Aug. 1, 1975. Parks and neighborhoods are named after her in Managua and León.Nora Astorga, mother of three children, became a famous combatant who lured away National Guard Gen. Pérez Vega (known as “Perro,” dog in English, for his brutality against civilians) and immediately executed him.María Dora and Daisy Zamora, former FSLN combatants.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Research on Nitrogen Use Takes Place on Indiana Farms

first_img By Gary Truitt – May 15, 2014 Research on Nitrogen Use Takes Place on Indiana Farms All of a grower’s information will be kept confidential, and there is no cost to participate in the program. Kindt hopes to work with at least 14 growers in Delaware, Madison, Randolph, and Blackford counties. In total, there are eight locations around the state where the program will be offered. For more information, contact your local SWCD office. Kindt stressed that, while the information from the project is valuable, the real value is the specific field data that farmers will get that will help them improve their operations. In August 2010, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was awarded a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The purpose of the grant was the formation and implementation of The Indiana On-Farm Network®. As a pilot project, ISDA worked with the Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District to engage a group of 17 farmers. Aerial imagery and guided stalk sampling was conducted on 39 fields. Nitrogen is a key input for corn, but determining how much nitrogen to apply can be difficult. A research project is being done on Indiana farms to help determine just the right amount. The Indiana On-Farm Network® will be offering growers the chance to participate in a study to determine the right amount of nitrogen for their fields.  Candace Kindt, Soil Health Director with the Delaware County SWCD, says the goal is to help growers evaluate if they are using too much nitrogen, “We are trying to help farmers find that sweet spot where just enough nitrogen to maximize yields is being used.” She added there comes a point in every field where yields plateau and adding more nitrogen is not increasing yields; that point is what the research will help farmers find. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter This will be done by taking stalk samples, once the crop reaches black layer. Kindt explained, “The state will use satellite imagery to look at a field and locate a spot where nitrogen looks deficient.” Then she will take stalk samples to determine how much nitrogen is left in the plant, “The amount that is left at black layer is the amount that was not used by the plant and was more than was needed.” The sample data will be cross-tabulated with soil types, weather, and hybrids, and compared with other samples.  Those growers using precision agriculture may be able to collect and compare even more data.  At the end of the year, a meeting will be held for all growers to review the collected data. Research on Nitrogen Use Takes Place on Indiana Farms SHARE Home News Feed Research on Nitrogen Use Takes Place on Indiana Farms SHARE Previous articleAphids and Nematodes Working Together Against Soybean CropsNext articleSenators and Biodiesel Industry Push DC for RFS and Tax Credit Gary Truittlast_img read more


Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting

first_imgImage magazineVintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thriftingBy Haeven Gibbons – May 3, 2021 778 Facebook Facebook Image Magazine: Spring 2021 printLoading 67%Written by: Haeven GibbonsPhotography: McKenna Weil Models: Joe Webster & Arielle Roberts*All photos were taken at Doc’s Vintage Records.A taste for vintage items has been growing and is being felt in Fort Worth. From pop-up vendors to brick and mortar shops, each vintage store in the city has something unique to offer. And behind the unique pieces are the stories of each thrifter turned small business owner.The vintage market in Fort Worth has grown exponentially over the past five years, according to the owner of Doc’s Vintage Records Jenkins Boyd. Doc’s has been a vintage hub in Fort Worth for 15 years. The large building on the corner of Carroll and Weisenberger Street looks like a storage shed on the outside, but is nothing short of a vintage melting pot on the inside. With 25 vendors who rent space inside of Doc’s to sell their vintage finds, there are items from almost every era. “We aren’t hyper focused on era,” Boyd said. “It’s more of a ‘what cool stuff can we find?’ type of thing. It’s a lot easier to find solid vintage from the ’90s versus the ’20s, but if it’s cool we will carry it.”Once a month, Doc’s hosts a vintage flea market where up to 40 guest vendors can set up to sell their vintage finds. As this market has grown, some Fort Worth locals caught the vintage fever and decided to take their shot at buying and selling vintage.A middle-school math teacher, a “treasure- hunter” and a TCU alumna all turned shopping vintage into a full-time business. The “treasure-hunter” For owner of Honeysuckle Rose Vintage Tiffany Parish, vintage is in her blood. Parish’s grandmother used to take her on trips to the antique mall, thrift stores, garage sales and flea markets, sparking her love for all things old at a young age. Not only did Parish’s grandmother start her passion, but she also showed her how vintage shopping was done. Owner of Honeysuckle Rose Vintage, Tiffany Parish poses outside of her store located in Fort Worth’s River District. She currently has two store locations. (Photo: Haeven Gibbons)Owner of Honeysuckle Rose Vintage, Tiffany Parish poses outside of her store located in Fort Worth’s River District. She currently has two store locations. (Photo: Haeven Gibbons)“I’m always on the hunt and not afraid to dig and go to great lengths to find that special vintage item,” Parish said. “I call myself a treasure hunter.” For Parish, there is no method to finding interesting pieces. “I tend to buy what I like and what I think others would really enjoy too,” Parish said. “It comes natural.” Parish’s hunt for the best vintage finds takes her around the U.S. “One of my favorite parts is traveling to source vintage. That’s where I really start to grab inspiration and motivation,” Parish said. “I would love to be surrounded by a town full of people wearing vintage. It really sets you apart from the rest when you wear one-of-a-kind vintage” – Tiffany ParishTraveling around Texas all year long and out of state at least once a year pays off. Parish scored a pair of custom-made Texas cowgirl boots that were found by her mother in Azle, Texas. The boots were originally made for a rodeo queen named Pepper in the 1960s. Parish’s mother purchased the boots from Pepper’s son. The story behind these boots is no less intriguing than their late owner. Pepper wore the boots into her later years while wearing her nightgown and watching television every night until the day she passed.  Rodeo queen Pepper’s custom boots from the 1960s. (Photo: Haeven Gibbons)Rodeo queen Pepper’s custom boots from the 1960s. (Photo: Haeven Gibbons)Another piece in Parish’s collection is a “worn-in-to-perfection” leather fringe jacket that very well could have been worn to Woodstock, according to the son of the original owner. Leather fringe jacket that could have been worn at Woodstock. (Photo: Haeven Gibbons)Leather fringe jacket that could have been worn at Woodstock. (Photo: Haeven Gibbons)“So many pieces here at Honeysuckle Rose Vintage tell a story,” Parish said. “Whether you know that story or not, I want you to leave with a piece you cherish and create your own story in it.”Honeysuckle Rose Vintage started in 2013 as a pop-up shop. Parish would attend local markets like Lola’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Rummage Sale & Arts Goggle. Six years later, the shop grew to become a mini boutique at Lola’s Trailer Park Bar in Fort Worth in 2019. But the one boutique wasn’t enough. Honeysuckle Rose expanded to a second location, a storefront on White Settlement Road in Fort Worth’s River District. “At both locations you can find clothing and accessories from the 1950s to 1970s with a focus on boho, western and funk,” Parish said.  Item 1 of 3The middle school math teacher For Rafael Huerta, owner of 817 Vintage Hype, he sources and sells 1990s to 2000s pieces. This middle-school math teacher started selling vintage when he bought a $2 t-shirt and sold it for $60 online. He didn’t need to be a mathematician to realize the profits this business could bring.  817 Vintage Hype is located on West Magnolia Avenue. They sell all things hype including vintage tees. (Photo: Haeven Gibbons)817 Vintage Hype is located on West Magnolia Avenue. They sell all things hype including vintage tees. (Photo: Haeven Gibbons)“When I saw that the hobby could pay, I kind of ran with it,” Huerta said. When Huerta first started, he was thrifting everything by himself to resell online. He said once he opened his store, people started to bring him items in hopes of making a trade.Customers bring in items they have thrifted to trade in for one of Huerta’s pieces. “They want to sell what they have to get some new, fresh items,” Huerta said.  Huerta never planned on opening a store. He was a year and a half into reselling vintage clothing online when he was driving down Magnolia Street to go to dinner with his wife. They saw that there was a space for lease on the corner and a week later it was theirs. They transformed the space into a vintage closet filled with all things hype.  “There is a vintage culture that’s growing in Fort Worth,” Huerta said. Most of his customers are between the ages of 18 and 28 looking for something to wear from a decade before their time. While the vintage style may appeal to a younger crowd, it wouldn’t exist without an older generation willing to give up their old wardrobe.  The TCU AlumnaFor one TCU alumna, selling vintage also came as a surprise. Lindsey Dixon owns Riff Ram Vintage. She collects vintage TCU gear to sell to fans. Her business started as a class project when she was in the professional MBA program at the Neeley School of Business. During her last semester at TCU, her professor challenged the class to start a small, profitable business in 90 days. Dixon chose vintage. Dixon said she was inspired by her sister who also runs her own vintage business. But Dixon didn’t choose just any vintage clothes to sell; she decided to focus on selling vintage TCU gear. A big TCU fan herself, Dixon had already been collecting these items as a student. The owner of Riff Ram Vintage gets ready for a pop-up event outside of Common Grounds Coffee shop near TCU’s campus. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Dixon)The owner of Riff Ram Vintage gets ready for a pop-up event outside of Common Grounds Coffee shop near TCU’s campus. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Dixon)“There’s not a lot of places to buy TCU stuff. It all is kind of the same,” Dixon said. “So anytime I was wearing my items, I would always get people saying ‘Oh my gosh, where’d you get that?’ or ‘How did you find that vintage item?’ So that sparked the idea for me with this project.”  Dixon already had some items, and she knew where to find more. “That day that we got the assignment, I created the Instagram, I posted some cool vintage crew necks and stuff like that and had sales the first day,” Dixon said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Riff Ram Vintage (@rifframvintage) Dixon had to start sourcing her clothes. And fast. There are about 15 different stores from which she normally sources. But she primarily gets her gear from alumni. “Once they hear about me, they’ll message me and say, ‘Hey, I have a bunch of stuff that I’m trying to get rid of,’ or ‘We have stuff in the garage, none of it fits us anymore,’ Or ‘My dad went to TCU, we’re all Tech fans,’” Dixon said. Like Huerta, Dixon also has customers who want to trade vintage gear. This is another way Dixon acquires new items. She said people in the vintage community also reach out to her if they find TCU gear while they are sourcing because they know that she has a better chance of selling a TCU item than they do. Dixon spends 10-12 hours a week searching for clothes to buy and resell. In her first 90 days, Dixon made $30,000 in revenue. Her class project had launched into a successful business. While Dixon does not have a physical store, she sells a lot of her items at pop-up events and makes the most revenue selling items off of Instagram. She has reached out to coffee shops around TCU’s campus who also let her come to pop-up events on game days. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Riff Ram Vintage (@rifframvintage) When Dixon goes to pop-up events, she fills one car with the clothes and the other with the racks and the equipment to display the items.  It takes her and her wife about an hour to set everything up before the sale begins. But Dixon said the hard work is worth it.”It’s been a great way to build community, and with that last semester being remote I was feeling really disconnected like most of us were,” Dixon said. “Creating this way to share stories and the awesome history of TCU through unique vintage items kept me sane and happy – and the opportunity to meet some really incredible people as a result has been the best part of all.” A bigger impact These vintage shops are also using their profits to make a difference in the community.Huerta and his team at 817 Vintage Hype donated over 30 sweatshirts and jackets to an organization during the ice storm in February. Honeysuckle Rose Vintage also works to make a difference in the community.“We have participated in a benefit called Fort Flannel more than once which is an event at Lola’s helping to raise money for Cook’s Children’s Hospital, Presbyterian Night Shelter and to clothe and provide amenities for our Fort Worth homeless community,” Parish said. “We also donate regularly to Center for Transforming Lives who lifts women and children from poverty.”Pop-ups put on by Funky Town Swap have raised money to redo the basketball courts at Trinity Park and for Funky Town Fridge, a community fridge program providing people with food. Riff Ram Vintage participates in these pop-ups to support a bigger cause. Buying vintage is also about building community.“I love to visit other vintage/antique/resale stores in small towns and get to know the people behind the businesses,” said Parish. “Those like-minded people make me feel at home and they usually have a great story to tell.”Huerta hosts “Buy-Sell-Trade Night” at his store to give local vintage vendors a chance to network with other vendors and sell to customers. “Doing this I feel like I am helping the vintage community grow in Fort Worth,” Huerta said. While vintage vendors can make an impact in the community, wearing vintage can also help positively impact the environment around them.Proving people with used or vintage clothing to style as they wish and work into modern trends is an “ecologically sound” approach to fashion, Boyd said. “Buying fast fashion is a big no-no to me. I am in the business of practicing sustainability and helping people to realize that buying vintage is better for our planet and it looks better too,” Parish said.Click below to read more about sustainability in fashionINSERT SUSTAINABLE COVER AND LINKHaeven Gibbons is the Editor-in-Chief of Image Magazine. This summer, she will be working with the Fort-Worth Star Telegram as a multimedia reporter intern. Haeven is currently working toward a BA in journalism with a minor in Spanish at Texas Christian University. In the fall she will be headed to New York City to do a journalism internship with The King’s College NYCJ Program.TopBuilt with Shorthand Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt + posts Linkedin Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s ReddIt Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Linkedin Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Wear worthy: One Fort Worth boutique aims to empower human trafficking victims Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Twitter Haeven Gibbons Image Magazine: Spring 2021 Twitter Previous articleSustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practicesNext articleReturn of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Haeven Gibbons Hermès and scarves: A look at one of the most unique combinations in the west Cowgirl: A look at the most glamorous women in rodeo last_img read more


RSF relieved by announced release of 41 journalists

first_img YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Houthis holding 41 journalists hostage inside Yemeni TV station News Organisation News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved by the reported release of the 41 journalists and employees of the Al Yemen Al Youm TV channel who had been held by Houthi rebels in Sanaa since 2 December. RSF_en They were freed yesterday evening in still unclear circumstances. According to the Houthi-controlled Yemeni news agency, Supreme Political Council president Saleh Al Sammad issued the release order in consultation with the Houthi rebel government’s information minister. “We are relieved to learn that this TV channel’s journalists and staff are now free but we continue to be concerned about the pressure to which they have been subjected and will no doubt continue to be subjected,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “We remind everyone that journalists must not be targeted in his conflict, and we ask the Houthi rebels to also free the 11 other journalists they are holding in their prisons.” According to RSF’s information, the Houthis freed Al Yemen Al Youm’s journalists and allowed the TV channel to resume broadcasting in Sanaa on condition that the Houthis receive favourable coverage. At least 12 journalists and media workers are currently held hostage in Yemen by armed groups, including the Houthis and Al-Qaeda. Yemen is ranked 166th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses to go further December 7, 2017 Find out more Follow the news on Yemen Help by sharing this information December 14, 2017 – Updated on December 15, 2017 RSF relieved by announced release of 41 journalists Receive email alertslast_img read more


Rocco’s Tavern Suing City For Damages Caused by Shutdown

first_img Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News center_img Community News Rocco’s Tavern Suing City For Damages Caused by Shutdown Owner wants $6 million or $300,000 per month during shutdown By ANDRÉ COLEMAN and DAVID CROSS Published on Monday, October 5, 2020 | 3:15 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS A local restaurant owner has filed a claim for damages against the city for losses his business incurred following the safer at home order imposed with the onset of COVID-19.According to the claim, Leo Amari, who owns Rocco’s Tavern in Old Pasadena, is asking for $6 million or $300,000 per month for as long as the city’s health order lasts.The claim lists the “city of Pasadena, through Mayor and Public Health Officer” as the city employees causing the damage or injury.“The order [as revised and supplemented] ordered the temporary closure of claimant’s business and other restrictions on claimant’s business, including but not limited to the closure of bars and on premises and indoor dining,” according to the claim. “The order has caused and continues to cause irreparable harm to claimant to this day and for the foreseeable future.”Amari could be the first local for-profit business owner to file a claim against the city regarding the city’s safer at home order.Harvest Rock Church has lost twice in court in a lawsuit that would allow churches to once again hold indoor services.The state’s health and safety law allows local health officers to take any preventive measures that may be necessary to protect and preserve the public health from any state of emergency declared by the governor after a local health emergency has been declared,A claim is the first step in filing a lawsuit. The city has 45 days to respond to the document, which was accepted by the City Clerk’s office on Sept. 18.City Manager Steve Mermell instituted the local safer at home order on March 22, according to an attachment filed with the claim.Immediately after that, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide mandate forced millions of Californians, including Pasadenans, to stay at home and follow social distancing rules, except in the event of several conditions, and closed all non-essential businesses.Although restaurants were not closed, they were only limited to doing take out business.According to some estimates, thousands of restaurants could be forced to close due to the loss of revenue caused by the shutdown. Locally, several restaurants have already been forced to close.“The city’s COVID-19-related Orders amount to a near or total shutdown of the business and have devastated claimant’s business property and caused a severe loss of revenue and income,” the claim states. “The Orders have resulted in the taking of claimant’s business property for the public good without compensation in violation of claimant’s constitutional rights.” STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community Newslast_img read more


Freddie Mac’s ‘Take Root’ Programs Have Been Successful in Hardest Hit Areas

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac’s ‘Take Root’ Programs Have Been Successful in Hardest Hit Areas Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Freddie Mac’s ‘Take Root’ Programs Have Been Successful in Hardest Hit Areas avoiding foreclosure Freddie Mac Housing Counseling Milwaukee Take Root Program 2015-07-28 Brian Honea Share Save Tagged with: avoiding foreclosure Freddie Mac Housing Counseling Milwaukee Take Root Program Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Freddie Mac’s Take Root program in Milwaukee, one of the areas hit hardest by the foreclosure crisis, has resulted in more than 16,400 low- to moderate-income residents being able to buy or fix a home, strengthen finances, or avoid foreclosure, according to an announcement on Freddie Mac’s blog on Tuesday.The Take Root Milwaukee program is one of three such programs Freddie Mac launched in the wake of the housing crisis. The other two are in Chicago and South Florida, which were two areas also hit hard by foreclosures.Freddie Mac launched Take Root Milwaukee five years ago, at the height of the foreclosure wave, with the idea that government agencies, financial institutions, and the real estate industry could unite to protect residential neighborhoods by forming a single network that residents can contact with one click or phone number.The program’s hotline, which can be reached at (414) 921-4149, and website connect, on average per month, more than 1,400 residents to professionals and resources provided by 32 member organizations, according to Freddie Mac.”Take Root Milwaukee’s success gives communities everywhere a road map for giving consumers a one-stop resource for buying, financing, and owning a home,” said Danny Gardner, single-family VP of affordable lending and access to credit at Freddie Mac. “Freddie Mac is proud to be a part of Take Root and to move housing forward in Milwaukee.”In five years since Take Root Milwaukee was launched, the program has provided homebuyer and foreclosure prevention resources, information, and assistance to 15,984 individuals; provided more than 12,700 individuals and families with homebuyer education and counseling; and helped more than 2,600 first-time buyers purchase a home, according to Freddie Mac. About 31 percent of those first-time buyers purchased a foreclosed home that helped stabilize Milwaukee neighborhoods.Also in the last five years, lending in minority neighborhoods has increased by 78 percent and increased in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods by 37 percent.”Take Root is a success on many levels. It has united government, the real estate industry, and financial institutions in the collaborative effort to limit the damage of residential foreclosures on Milwaukee,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. “And its ongoing work positively affects individuals, neighborhoods, and our entire city.” July 28, 2015 1,577 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Former HUD Official Hopes Fair Housing Rule Sparks More Community Investment Next: GAO Reports ‘Limited Initial Effects’ of QM and QRM Regulations Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more


Supreme Court To Examine Constitutional Validity Of Offence Of Sedition Under Section 124A IPC

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court To Examine Constitutional Validity Of Offence Of Sedition Under Section 124A IPC Srishti Ojha30 April 2021 5:38 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday issued notice in a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the provision of the Indian Penal Code that penalises the law of sedition. A three-judge Bench of Justice UU Lalit, Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice KM Joseph were hearing a plea filed by challenging section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, which penalises the crime 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 Supreme Court on Friday issued notice in a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the provision of the Indian Penal Code that penalises the law of sedition. A three-judge Bench of Justice UU Lalit, Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice KM Joseph were hearing a plea filed by challenging section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, which penalises the crime of “sedition”. The petitioner has prayed that Section 124-A be declared unconstitutional and void and be struck out of the Indian Penal Code. The plea has been filed by two journalists working in the states of Manipur and Chhattisgarh. According to them, they have been raising questions against their respective state governments and Central Government, and have been charged with sedition under section 124A of IPC in various FIRs for comments and cartoons shared by them on the social networking website Facebook. The petition has been filed by Advocate Tanima Kishore and drawn by Advocate Siddharth Seem on behalf of the petitioner journalists Kishorechandra Wangkhemcha and Kanhaiya Lal Shukla, The plea, has argued that the section infringes the fundamental right under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India which guarantees that “all citizens shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression”. The restriction imposed by the section is an unreasonable one, and therefore does not constitute a permissible restriction in terms of Article 19(2) of the Constitution. While citing the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the validity of the law in 1962 in the case of Kedar Nath Singh v. State of Bihar, the Petitioner has argued that the Court may have been correct in its finding nearly sixty years ago, but the law no longer passes constitutional muster today. According to the petitioner, there are alternative legislation which have been enacted over the years, including Unlawful Activities Act, the Public Safety Act and the National Security Act. whose provisions deal directly with the overt conduct that sedition seeks to make penal – inciting violence and public disorder. Therefore the need to employ Section 124-A to deal with public disorder and violence is eliminated by these legislations, and there exists no urgency justifying the employment of the section. The petitioners have pointed out three circumstances to be considered with regards to the law of sedition. India has obligations under International Law, as its bound by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that protects the freedom of expression as a right of all individuals Section 124-A is a restriction of freedom of expression. There is frequent phenomenon of misuse, misapplication and abuse of Section 124-A since 1962. The abuse of a law, in itself, may not bear on the validity of the law but clearly points to the vagueness and uncertainty of the current law. The sections of sedition have been repealed in comparative pot-colonial democratic jurisdictions around the world. While India calls itself a ‘democracy’, throughout the democratic world the offence of sedition has been condemned as undemocratic, undesirable and unnecessary. The petitioners have also argued that the vagueness of Section 124-A exerts an unacceptable chilling effect on the democratic freedoms of individuals who cannot enjoy there legitimate democratic rights and freedoms for fear of life imprisonment.Click here to Read/Download OrderClick here to download the PetitionNext Storylast_img read more


Haunting day

first_img Haunting day Book Nook to reopen Published 8:17 pm Thursday, October 30, 2008 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits America was not void of witchcraft hysteria. The most spectacular instance occurred in Salem, Mass. in 1692.“Several young girls, inspired by tales of voodooism and black magic, began to have fits and accused several townspeople of have bewitched them,” McPherson said. “A local doctor concluded the evil hand of the devil was on them. The governor established a special court to punish those responsible.”Eventually, more than 200 were jailed, 55 were tortured and 19 people and two dogs were executed as witches.Today in America and Pike County, though, Halloween is associated with trick-or-treating for children.And that is why the Troy Police Department is reminding drivers to do their part to make sure they get their treats home safely.“Halloween is a fun night for both children and adults, but I simply want to remind parents, drivers and children that it is important to be safe,” said Chief Anthony Everage of the Troy Police Department.Parents and children have a responsibility to be safe this Halloween. The Centers for Disease Control found that the number of deaths among young pedestrians (ages 5-14) is four times higher on Halloween evening than any other evening of the year. The United States Department of Transportation reports that fatal collisions between motor vehicles and young pedestrians (under the age of 15) happen most frequently between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., prime trick-or-treating time.Below are tips parents, children and motorists should keep in mind before heading out the door this Halloween.The Troy Police Department’s mission is to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public.HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPSTips for Motorists Slow down. Watch for children walking on roads, medians and curbs. Be extra alert when pulling in and out of driveways. Be especially alert for children darting out from between parked vehicles and from behind bushes and shrubs. They’re excited – and they are not paying attention. Do not pass other vehicles that have stopped in the roadway. They could be dropping off children. If you are driving to a Halloween Party, put your mask on after you park the car. Never drink and drive – tonight or any night.Tips for Parents Adults should accompany children at all times and supervise their “trick or treat” activities. Teach children to “stop, look left-right-left, and listen” before they cross the street. Instruct children to stay on sidewalks and to cross only at corners or crosswalks. Use a flashlight and wear reflective strips or patches on your clothing or costume to be more visible to motorists. Be certain that the mask does not obstruct vision or hearing. Ensure that costumes do not impede walking or driving ability.Tips for Pedestrians (children and adults Before crossing a street, stop at the curb or edge of the road and look left, right and left again to be sure no cars are coming. Continue to check for traffic while on the street. Walk – never run – from house to house or across the road and only trick-or-treat at houses where the front door light or the front porch light is own. Cross the street only at intersections and crosswalks. When crossing at an intersection with a traffic light, be sure to watch for turning cars. Obey all pedestrian signals. Walk on sidewalks whenever possible. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the street facing traffic. Today is Halloween.Many children will dress in spooky costumes and trick or treat.Many others will opt for the Fall Festivals that have replaced Halloween of old. Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Dr. Milton McPherson, professor emeritus of history at Troy University, said there is reason why.“October 31 was once a day of dread in Europe,” he said. “November 1 was All-Saints Day and October 31 was, therefore, all hallow evening or Halloween.”McPherson said it was widely believed that witches and other evil spirits were active on Halloween. Europeans locked their doors and pulled their blinds and prayed that no witches would call on them during the night.” Sponsored Content Print Article Of course, much of the darkness of Halloween is associated with witches and wizards, McPherson said. “Belief in superhuman beings associated with the devil and evil goes back to the ancient Babylonians, who were the first to invoke the death penalty against witches.”According to popular belief in the Middle Ages, witches met once a week in a coven, which consisted of 12 witches and the devil.“That was a travesty of the 12 disciples and Jesus,” McPherson said. “Four times each year, including October 31, all witches and the devil met in a terrifying witches’ sabbath held in a frightful part of the countryside. The witches arrived on milking stools and brooms and a fearful orgy would follow.“At the height of the sabbath, the devil would appear, large and hairy with a tail cloven with hooves and horns. He would initiate new witches and punish those who had not been wicked enough by whipping them with thorns and scorpions.” By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author You Might Like Saturday: A ‘day for the dogs’ The Dog Days of summer are regarded as times of untold misery. However, when the Pike Animal Shelter designates a… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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