The stock market crash may be the perfect time to invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA

first_img Harvey Jones | Friday, 20th March, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address 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” 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. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca. 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. The stock market crash has been a rollercoaster ride for investors, although the trajectory has mostly been down. The FTSE 100 seems to have found a floor at around 5,000, but another bout of panic could still smash it lower. This year’s deadline for using your £20,000 Stocks and Shares ISA allowance is fast approaching, so what should you do?If your income is holding up through the coronavirus crisis and you’ve money to invest, the stock market crash could be a fantastic opportunity to invest tax-free through a Stocks and Shares ISA, at today’s greatly-reduced prices. 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…Nobody knows where the FTSE 100 will go next. That’s how it is during a stock market crash, especially one on this scale.Stocks and Shares ISA timeThis isn’t the time to commit any short-term savings to a Stocks and Shares ISA, although in truth, it never is. You should never invest money you might need for at least five years, and preferably far longer. The Covid-19 crisis only underlines the importance of that traditional investment advice.So, if you’ve cash in the bank you may need in the uncertain weeks ahead, that shouldn’t go into shares today. On the other hand, now may be a terrific time to invest long-term money into top FTSE 100 blue-chip companies that have been ravaged by recent events.We’re all racked with uncertainty right now, but in five or 10 years, the world will hopefully have moved on, and so will share prices.Short-term pain, long-term gainMany companies are cutting dividends right now. Pub chain JD Wetherspoon, high street retailer Marks & Spencer Group and housebuilder Crest Nicholson Holdings have all scrapped payouts this morning, and more will follow.However, this is the emergency phase of the coronavirus crisis, when government, businesses, and ordinary people have to take drastic measures to survive. If you weren’t taking a bigger risk than usual, the FTSE 100 wouldn’t be this cheap.The rewards of investing in a Stocks and Shares ISA are greater too, provided you plan to hold for the long term. Those dividends will return, gradually. Share prices will recover when the stock market crash burns itself out. Today’s bargains could turn into tomorrow’s recovery heroes.I would focus on companies with strong balance sheets, low debt, loyal customers, and a strong market position. They’re best placed to withstand the downturn, and make maximum use of the recovery, as rival companies potentially go bust.Stock market crash won’t last foreverYou’ll have your own favourites. Mining giants such as BHP Group and Rio Tinto could do well when the economy picks up again. Oil majors BP and Royal Dutch Shell have fallen so dramatically they may be due a rebound.Pharmaceutical stocks like AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline offers solidity. If you’re feeling brave, now could prove a good time to invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. The stock market crash may be the perfect time to invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Ocado shares have had a great time this year! But are they still a buy?

first_img Anna Sokolidou | Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 | More on: OCDO Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Anna Sokolidou has no position in any of the shares mentioned in this article. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’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. Ocado (LSE:OCDO) shares have had a great time this year, indeed. Food delivery services are really popular now due to the pandemic. But is Ocado stock still a buy?Ocado shares are up over 70%As you can see from the graph below, the shares have gained more than 70% since March. It’s quite impressive. 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…Ocado shares surged because the first half of 2020 was marked by a 27% rise in the company’s sales. But Ocado’s CEO doesn’t think it was a one-off. He even says that the move to online shopping is quite permanent. But is it really so? And how about the company’s fundamentals?Successful company?To start with, I think the food delivery industry still offers plenty of growth potential. The coronavirus pandemic made many of us reconsider our habits. And many consumers have discovered they like the idea of food being delivered directly to their doorsteps. So, even after the end of the pandemic many people might continue to order their essentials online.It seems that Ocado has a great competitive position. The storage costs are quite low and the company’s business model is focused solely on food delivery. But still, a rising number of traditional supermarkets have started offering such services. A brilliant example is Tesco. So, keeping the old customers and getting the new ones is quite a challenge to Ocado.Financial fundamentalsLet us consider the financial fundamentals of Ocado shares. Yesterday the group reported its earnings for the first half of 2020. If you have a quick look, it might seem like Ocado’s financial results have improved substantially. The loss before tax decreased from £147.4m in the first half of 2019 to just £40.6m in the first half of this year. But I wouldn’t be that optimistic. In fact, the £147.4m loss in the first half of last year seems to be a one-off. This is because it was due to the Andover fire that destroyed some of the company’s assets.In spite of the unprecedented demand – that Ocado wasn’t even able to fully handle in the first several days of the lockdown – the company didn’t manage to break even. Instead, the company’s management invested heavily in international expansion. For example, it opened customer fulfilment centres in Toronto and Paris. The company also bought some innovative equipment, including robots, to help facilitate packaging and delivery. I realise that it’s important to do such things if a business wants to grow. I agree that investing in new technologies might reduce costs in the long run. But I don’t think it’s in the best interests of the shareholders to expand internationally while not being able to achieve profitability in the company’s core market.The management also seems to be proud of the balance sheet improvement. Indeed, its cash holdings totalled £2.3bn as of the reporting date. But the main question is how Ocado achieved this. Well, Ocado borrowed heavily and issued even more shares. This means that the existing shareholders’ holdings got diluted and the company took on even more debt. Are Ocado shares a buy?Although I think the industry the company operates in has a bright future, Ocado’s financials make me skeptical. I wouldn’t recommend a defensive investor to buy too many of Ocado shares.  Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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. See all posts by Anna Sokolidou I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Ocado shares have had a great time this year! But are they still a buy?last_img read more

Sesom Villa / Jaime Prous Architects

first_imgArchitects: Jaime Prous Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Geberit, Boffi, Bulthaup, Cortizo, Flos, Inalco, Inbani, Planikafire, Rimadesio, SALVATORI, KalperTeam:Jaime Prous, Antón Monedero, Àlex Pineda, Ana BadiaCollaborators:Francesc Prat, Joan Ramón Blasco, Oriol Ruiz, Eduard Gascón, Domingo RuizClient:MBD Real State Group SLCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. The pronounced difference of levels and the topographic integration are the starting points of the house, embedded into the terrain; the concrete roof is the only facade to the street. To access the house, it is necessary to get into the ground: the retaining walls merge with the color of the clay and penetrate the interior. Above the inhabitants, the slab, weightless and supported by the delicate glass envelope, levitates. Ahead, a kaleidoscope of reflections where the green of the landscape can be seen.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe space is compressed between the horizontal planes of the roof and the ground. Inside, the architecture creates an infinite space in a finite space: with a sequence of patios and reflections, the dwelling introduces the exterior in the interior in a literal way, confusing the user, who no longer knows whether he/she is inside or outside.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaNothing defines a room from another one in an accurate way, there are no doors or walls as they are usually understood, only five dark boxes apparently randomly arranged.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe sophistication of the slab contrasts with the roughness of the walls. The fluidity of the spaces, with the impenetrability of the boxes. The house explores more relaxed forms of dwelling in relation to nature without renouncing the comfort that technology offers.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Uji / AKI WATANABE ArchitectsSelected ProjectsArtur Lamas Apartment / Verum AtelierSelected Projects Share Houses Projects Spain Area:  3229 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 15Curated by Clara Ott Share Sesom Villa / Jaime Prous ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSesom Villa / Jaime Prous Architects Photographs:  Adrià Goula Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942965/sesom-villa-jaime-prous-architects Clipboard ArchDaily 2019 Sesom Villa / Jaime Prous Architects CopyHouses•Spain Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942965/sesom-villa-jaime-prous-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJaime Prous ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSpainPublished on July 07, 2020Cite: “Sesom Villa / Jaime Prous Architects” [Villa Sesom / Jaime Prous Architects] 07 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographslast_img read more

The Week Ahead: Forecasting Home Price Trends

first_img On Tuesday, May 1, CoreLogic will release the latest installment of its Home Price Insights Report. Tied to CoreLogic’s Home Price Index, the Home Price Insights Report tracks and forecasts home price trends across more than 6,700 ZIP codes, more than a thousand counties, and over 900 core-based statistical areas. The most recent release of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI), published on April 3, 2018, and covering the month of February 2018, found that national home prices were up over 52 percent since bottoming out in March 2011. National prices increased 6.7 percent year-over-year, according to the HPI, and CoreLogic Principal Economist Molly Boesel forecasts that they will rise 4.7 percent over the next year. Adjusting for inflation, home prices in February were still 16 percent below their 2006 peak.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index, Monday, 10 a.m. ETCensus Bureau Construction Spending Report, Tuesday, 10 a.m. ETEllie Mae Millennial Tracker, WednesdayMBA Mortgage Apps, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ETFederal Open Market Committee Meeting Announcement, Wednesday, 2 p.m. ETFederal Reserve Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4.30 p.m. ETCensus Bureau Jobs Report, Friday, 8.30 a.m. ET  Print This Post Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago CoreLogic Home Price Index Home Price Insights Report Home Prices the week ahead 2018-04-29 David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Forecasting Home Price Trends The Week Ahead: Forecasting Home Price Trends Tagged with: CoreLogic Home Price Index Home Price Insights Report Home Prices the week ahead David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Smaller Loans Could Address Housing Shortages Next: Terri Hunter Joins ServiceLink Default Services Team in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News April 29, 2018 1,650 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Police in Derry appeal for information following weekend assault

first_img WhatsApp Police in Derry appeal for information following weekend assault Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Previous articleTom Hennessy takes charge of Donegal’s U21 HurlersNext articleMc Cann demands action following publication of “damning” rail report admin By admin – March 8, 2016 Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Police at Strand Road are appealing for information about a city centre assault.Shortly before 3am on Sunday, an ambulance crew attended a man with a head injury at Shipquay Street.According to witnesses, the victim was attacked by two men.One is believed to be in his 40s, 5ft 9ins to 6ft tall and of a stocky build. He had a shaved hairstyle and was wearing a white jumper and dark jeans.The other was about the same age and height, and he also had a shaved hairstyle. He was wearing a dark bomber jacket and light jeans.The victim, who is in his 30s and from the city, was taken to hospital, but later discharged.Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the 101 non-emergency number. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApplast_img read more

Council to seek government support for ‘whole system of work’

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook By News Highland – June 28, 2010 Previous articleGAA – John Joe Doherty ResignsNext articleHope for those wishing to build along the N56 News Highland WhatsApp Donegal County Council is set to write to Junior Minister Dara Colleary, to clarify whether or not negotiations can take place locally on the implementation of changed work practices.Minister Colleary has special responsibility for the implementation of the Croke Park Agreement.During a sometimes heated meeting this morning, County Manager Michael Mc Loone outlined how he wants to have the “Whole System of Work” implemented for six months on a trial basis, and he has sought discussions with unions locally on how to achieve that in the context of the Croke Park Agreement.However, IMPACT has circulated a letter to its members saying it believes agrement should be reached nationally, and while the outcome of national discussions is ongoing, there should be no discussions locally.Mayor Brendan Byrne says it’s a very important issue:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/byrne1pm.mp3[/podcast]Menwhile, County Manager Michael Mc Loone has said his belief is that the decentralised Public Services Centre model which has worked in Donegal for over 10 years should be implemented nationally, and he will be urging Minister Colleary to implement it.Challenged by Labour Councillor Martin Farren to guarantee the future of the centres and specifically the Carndonagh centre, he said he wants the centres to be his legacy to Donegal.He said he wants not only to preserve them, but to strengthen them. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Council to seek government support for ‘whole system of work’ Facebook WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Newsx Advertslast_img read more

Co-driver killed during Donegal International Rally

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest By News Highland – June 19, 2010 Facebook Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Previous articleDonegal Rally – Day 2 SuspendedNext articleDonegal Rally – Day 3 Cancelled News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Co-driver killed during Donegal International Rally RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry A man in his 30s has been killed in a crash at the Donegal International car rally.He was the co-driver of a car that crashed on a bend between Fanad and Ramelton this afternoon.The event has been suspended and a decision will be made this evening if it will resume tomorrow.This is the first time a competitor has been killed in the rally. News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

[Breaking] Plea Challenging Contempt Law Withdrawn From SC; Liberty Granted To Approach HC

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Plea Challenging Contempt Law Withdrawn From SC; Liberty Granted To Approach HC Sanya Talwar & Nilshish Chaudhary12 Aug 2020 11:41 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the petitioners to withdraw a writ petition challenging the constitutionality of the offence of ‘scandalising the court’ under Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971. The Court allowed the petitioners to approach an appropriate forum sans liberty to move the Top Court again.A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai & Krishna Murari took…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 Thursday allowed the petitioners to withdraw a writ petition challenging the constitutionality of the offence of ‘scandalising the court’ under Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971. The Court allowed the petitioners to approach an appropriate forum sans liberty to move the Top Court again.A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai & Krishna Murari took up the matter for hearing. Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan appeared for the petitioners and pointed out that he would like to withdraw the plea. “At present many cases are before your lordships, so I don’t want this matter to get entangled with the others, or vice versa. This is not the appropriate stage to take this up. I seek liberty to file it at a later stage” said DhavanAt this juncture, Justice Arun Mishra stated that they are “allowing withdrawal, but not permitting the matter to be filed before us again”.Dhavan sought the indulgence of the Court to file the instant plea before High Court.Dhavan: “It’s an important issue, hence the question must be kept open and decided at the appropriate time”.Dhavan also said, “maybe I will come back with this in 2 months”The petition filed by N Ram (former Editor and Managing Director of ‘The Hindu), Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Arun Shourie (former Union Minister) challenged the provision as vague, arbitrary, subjective and leading to violation of fundamental right to free speech.The petition was initially listed before a bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and K M Joseph on August 10. However, the case was removed from that bench. The SC registry stated that the case should have been listed before the bench led by Justice Arun Mishra as it was already considering the contempt cases against Bhushan.The petitioners argued that the provision :- fails the test of over-breadth;- abridges the right to free speech and expression in the absence of “real and tangible” harm;- creates a “chilling effect” on the free speech and expression.”The impugned sub-section is unconstitutional as it is incompatible with preambular values and basic feature of the Constitution. It violates Article 19(1)(a), is unconstitutional and incurably vague, and is manifestly arbitrary”, reads the petition filed through Advocate Kamini Jaiswal.The petitioners state that the offence is “rooted in Colonial assumptions”, which have no place in a democracy.The provision is highly subjective, inviting greatly different readings and application. Thus, the vagueness of the offence violates Article 14 which demands equal treatment and non-arbitrariness.”For instance, in P N Dua vs P. Shiv Shankar , the respondent was not held guilty of scandalising the court despite referring to Supreme Court judges at a public function as “antisocial elements i.e. FERA violators, bride burners and a whole horde of reactionaries” on account of the fact that he was Law Minister. However, in D.C. Saxena vs Chief Justice of India, the respondent was held guilty of criminal contempt for alleging that a Chief Justice was corrupt and that an F.l.R. under the l.P.C. should be registered against him”, the plea states.The provision is also challenged as violative of Article 14 on the ground of “manifest arbitrariness”, on the basis of principles laid down by Supreme Court in Shayara Bano (Triple Talaq case) and Navtej Johar (decriminalisation of homosexuality).In 2013, the United Kingdom, had abolished the offence of scandalising the judiciary as form of contempt of court based on UK Law Commission’s recommendation that the law was vague and not compatible with freedom of speech.Notably, the instant plea was filed following the contempt proceedings taken against Bhushan over two of his tweets about the Chief Justice of India and the Supreme Court.On August 5, the Top Court reserved orders on the contempt case.Next Storylast_img read more

Powerball jackpot inches closer to half a billion with no winner in $414 million drawing

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The Powerball jackpot will inch closer to half a billion dollars after no one won the $414 million drawing on Saturday.The drawing on Wednesday will be worth $448 million.The numbers for Saturday’s drawing were 5-6-45-55-59 with a Powerball of 14. While there was no first place winner, someone in Puerto Rico took home a $2 million prize and winners in Nebraska and Texas won $1 million.The $448 million drawing is the largest Powerball jackpot of 2019 so far, and the 11th-largest Powerball jackpot on record.The odds of winning? One in 292.2 million. Whoever the winner is, the lucky ticket-holder will have 180 days to claim the jackpot.But, sometimes it takes months for someone to come forward and claim the prize. That’s what happened earlier this week when the sole winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from October 2018 claimed the prize. The person, from South Carolina, chose to remain anonymous and took the cash option of a one-time payment of $877,784,124. The winner took so long to come forward, residents in the industrial town where the ticket was sold assumed he or she was dead.The payout was the largest to a single winner in United States history, officials said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Propertymark to restructure as NAEA chief announces retirement

first_imgLong-serving Chief Executive of NAEA Property Mark Hayward is to retire at the end of this year.But his departure is to spark a major reorganisation of Propertymark with a single structure lead by a sole Chief Executive, who is now being recruited to start next year.We asked if this would see the NAEA and ARLA names disappear under the new single structure, and a Propertymark spokesperson said: “When Propertymark was established it was always intended that we would become the single voice to represent the interests of the property industry continuing to recognise the particular business requirements of sales, lettings, auctions and commercial transfers.“The new Chief Executive Officer will ensure a consistent approach for all Propertymark members.”Hayward, 67, has led the organisation for seven years and prior to that was a board member and chair of its board for four years.Prior to that he worked at several property firms and consultancies in sales, lettings, property management and new homes including at a senior level.RebrandHayward is credited with reorganising and renaming the umbrella organisation under which NAEA, ARLA and NAVA organisations it as Propertymark in February 2017.But much of Hayward’s activities most likely go unnoticed by members during behind-the-scenes briefings with ministers and civil servants helping shape policy including, most recently, advocating for business rate relief for estate agents and the inclusion of commission within furlough calculations to support members impacted by Covid-19.He was a long-time advocate for property industry regulation and was an integral part of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group, which was formed by MHCLG and chaired by Lord Best, to advise Government on how to make regulation of property agents a reality.“The Propertymark Board would like to thank Mark for his significant contribution over many years to NAEA and the development of Propertymark as a brand,” says Christopher Hamer, (left) Executive Chair of Propertymark.Hayward says: “I’ve loved leading an organisation that spans so many important issues; housing really is at the heart of everything and it’s been a real pleasure to represent the industry.“I am ready for new challenges. I want to thank colleagues and members for all their support over the years and look forward to seeing Propertymark as it evolves in a new era of regulation.”  Mark Hayward ‘Ponzi’ property scheme propertymark ARLA Christopher Hamer July 3, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Propertymark to restructure as NAEA chief announces retirement previous nextAssociations & BodiesPropertymark to restructure as NAEA chief announces retirementAfter seven years at the top of the NAEA, Mark Hayward is to retire at the end of the year prompting Propertymark to rearrange itself into a singe organisation which will see the NAEA and ARLA brands recede.Nigel Lewis3rd July 202001,982 Viewslast_img read more