The Shaftesbury share price has rocketed 40%! Should I buy it for my ISA?


first_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. It’s no mystery why the Shaftesbury (LSE: SHB) share price has exploded 42% since 5 November. A series of successful vaccine breakouts since the autumn, and the impressive rollout of these virus combatants since then, have raised hopes that shoppers and workers will flood back into its retail, leisure and office spaces en masse.The London-focused property play is expected to endure a 45% earnings fall in this fiscal year to September. But City analysts anticipate a near-90% bottom-line bounceback in financial 2022. Can the Shaftesbury share price keep on chugging higher then?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…Four key issues for the Shaftesbury share priceThere are several things I’d consider when looking at the Shaftesbury share price:#1: A worsening Covid-19 crisis. The government’s plan is to gradually reopen the economy with all lockdown restrictions set to end by 21 June. However, the emergence of a third wave on these shores is something prime minister Boris Johnson is publicly predicting. And it could scupper that re-opening roadmap for British businesses.#2: The end of furlough schemes. The Local Data Company says more than 11,000 stores in the UK closed in 2020. It predicts that another 18,000 could disappear this year following the collapse of high-profile retailers such as Debenhams and Topshop and the slimming down of retailers such as John Lewis. But the worrying news doesn’t end here as the body warns that the end of the government’s furlough support schemes later in 2021 could create even more casualties over the next two years.#3: The rise of homeworking. It’s been suggested the national lockdowns of the past year have prompted a sea change in the way modern workers go about their business. And it’s led to speculation that demand for office space, like those operated by Shaftesbury, might fall as flexible working practices become the norm.#4: High valuation. The recent Shaftesbury share price explosion makes the company look mighty expensive. At current prices, the UK property share trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 130 times. This sort of sky-high valuation leaves Shaftesbury in danger of a sharp share price correction if trading performance worsens and predictions of a strong earnings bounceback start to look wobbly.In conclusionI won’t suggest Shaftesbury is a basket case. All of its properties are located in key entertainment, tourist and shopping districts including Soho, Covent Garden and Chinatown. The streets around these timeless areas will be packed out again when the Covid-19 crisis finally ends. Furthermore, lots of the company’s tenants are niche retailers whose long-term outlooks are much stronger than much of the broader retail sector.Still, in my opinion, Shaftesbury’s rocketing share price factors in all of the good news regarding the end of lockdowns. And, as I say, this leaves this UK share in danger of slumping again if news flow on this front worsens. With the business facing significant long-term headwinds like e-retail and the rise of homeworking, I’d rather buy other stocks for my ISA right now. 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. 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The Beach House / Laura Ortín Arquitectura


first_img The Beach House / Laura Ortín Arquitectura Spain “COPY” 2017 Houses The Beach House / Laura Ortín ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveThe Beach House / Laura Ortín Arquitectura ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884748/the-beach-house-laura-ortin-arquitectura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884748/the-beach-house-laura-ortin-arquitectura Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Torre de la Horadada, Spain Projectscenter_img Year:  Save this picture!© David Frutos+ 25 Share Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Manufacturers: Ikea, Strugal, Faro, Lufe, María Moya, Terrazos FusterConstructor:Construcciones y reformas SANMARTIN S.L.Rigger:Alejandro GarcíaCity:Torre de la HoradadaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David FrutosRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82GlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Located in the Mediterranean coast, this property is the result of the family need to expand the holiday residence.Save this picture!© David FrutosWe are placed in a coastal town, once a fishermen’s village that, with the arrival of tourists, it has become a tourist destination where to spend one’s holidays.Save this picture!© David FrutosThe project takes up the flat cover of the house below. This can be found in a sequence of row blocks which once were identical, making up a simple urbanization of “beach houses”. Today, the same that once happened to the fishermen’s dwellings has happened here. There is no sign of what they used to be.Save this picture!Floor PlansThe area’s planning does not imply other architectural resources beyond the urban restraints regarding height, occupancy and boundaries. That is why the neighbors have been building their house’s covers in a spontaneous and unique fashion. Generally, they have expanded upon the aesthetic of the first floor, which in the majority of the cases was previously modified, so the result is one of an out of control and no-turning back eclecticism.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!© David FrutosThe proposal suggests a new code, a sort of aesthetic and functional disobedience which, in this specific context, is aligned with a provocative vision of a necessary breach.Save this picture!SectionA volatile architecture is suggested. One which is integrated in the celestial scenery, which is fused with the light-blue sky. An easy and simple extension, so that its execution is agile and its interpretation, immediate. Elemental finishes so the costs are reduced. In a nutshell, an architecture in line with our time and our resources.Save this picture!© David FrutosThe light volume rotates away from the alignment (and alienation) so as to look out to the watchtower, symbol of the town and whose orientation is the ideal one in this East Coast. It is built with a metallic structure supported on the load-bearing walls of the house below and the SATE system is used in the façade, whose color is inspired in the wind power’s turbines. Celestial camouflage and lightness.Save this picture!3DWithin few meters a complete, comfortable and ample house is accomplished. It has a large interior volume in a vertical line which expands the views of the attic and modulates them thermally. The rooms flow towards the outside thanks to two terraces of constant use. Certain materials in disuse are retrieved, such as the terrazzo for the floors- designed by the studio- and the ceiling’s wood, phenolic boards for stuff packaging from maritime containers. Materials which turn out attractive and unique in this space.Save this picture!© David FrutosThe house is fresh, cozy and illuminated, essential qualities to rest and disconnect during holidays.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!© David FrutosProject gallerySee allShow lessHyper-Realistic Buildings That Can Fit on Your DeskArchitecture NewsChaoyang Park Plaza / MAD ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Photographs:  David Frutos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLaura Ortín ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsTorre de la HoradadaSpainPublished on December 05, 2017Cite: “The Beach House / Laura Ortín Arquitectura” 05 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Blue Peter fakes result of children’s charity phone-in competition


first_img Howard Lake | 14 March 2007 | 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Blue Peter is the latest programme to be named in the scandal of faked or faulty premium rate phone-in TV show competitions.Blue Peter editor Richard Marson told BBC News: “this edition of the programme fell short of the high standards Blue Peter viewers quite rightly expect. We are very sorry for the way this competition was conducted.”BBC Children’s controller Richard Deverell added that the incident was a “serious error of judgement”. Blue Peter will broadcast an apology on its programme today.Blue Peter’s statement contradicts the BBC News report about calls not getting through. The programme makers assert that all the 13,862 calls were registered. The technology that failed was, according to Blue Peter, “the retrieval system allowing our production team to make a selection from the calls.”The calls raised £450.52 which has been paid to UNICEF in support of the Shoe Biz Appeal helping children orphaned by AIDS in Malawi. In addition, the telecommunications company which operated the service, Telecom Express, donated their share of the revenue, £207.93, to the Appeal.In a statement on the programme’s website, the programme makers offer: “if you feel that you’d like the cost of your call refunded, we are happy to do that. We are also happy to donate that money to our Appeal if you’d prefer.” Blue Peter fakes result of children’s charity phone-in competitioncenter_img Tagged with: Individual giving  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The BBC has admitted that its staff faked the results of a phone-in competition last November which benefited Unicef and has apologised.According to BBC News, callers were not managing to get through to the studio to take part in the competition due to a technical problem. To ensure a winner was chosen, “a member of staff asked a child who was visiting the show to pose as a caller and answer a question live on air.”Calls were charged at 10p each, with 3.25p going to children’s charity Unicef. Blue Peter and the BBC itself did not generate any income themselves from the competition. Advertisementlast_img read more

The Bessemer front in the international class struggle


first_imgBessemer, Ala., is now the site of a historic labor struggle between the majority-Black Amazon warehouse workers there and the $1.7 trillion international capitalist monopoly corporation. About 80% of the warehouse workers are African American, and almost half are women. Rally for Amazon workers, Bessemer, Ala., Feb. 6.In March 2020, Amazon opened up the BHM1 fulfillment center in this predominantly Black working-class city that sits on the west edge of Birmingham, Ala. Within two months, the workers began to push for union representation by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU). The workers dubbed themselves “BAmazon Union.” If successful, the Alabama workers will have established the first union in the U.S. within behemoth Amazon.The workers were spurred by brutally harsh working conditions, the threat of demotion or termination for not meeting ever-increasing quotas and management’s refusal to take measures to adequately protect workers from COVID-19.According to Michael “Big Mike” Foster, a key union organizer and poultry plant worker, “We didn’t just show up at Amazon. The workers from Amazon called us. Because they have been crying out with their voices, and Amazon has ignored them the whole time. So we got together with the group, and we put a plan together to come out here and help these people.” (facebook.com/SupportAmazonWorkers)Union drive acceleratesBy last November, over 2,000 workers had signed cards and a petition to call for union recognition. Then RWDSU successfully petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to schedule a vote. For an NLRB election to be set, at least 30% of workers at a location have to sign a nonbinding union card — a goal which was well surpassed.The NLRB agreed to a mail-in vote in accordance with social distancing safety. Amazon then appealed that decision and pressed for an in-person vote — a ploy to suppress voter turn-out. The NLRB denied Amazon’s appeal. The workers began voting on Feb. 8 and have until March 29 to return their ballots. Vote counting is scheduled to start the following day.The possibility of a Bessemer union victory is heightened by Amazon’s vulnerability to organized labor action during the COVID pandemic. Unlike manufacturing, which can be moved out of Alabama or even overseas, Amazon needs its merchandise warehoused near customers for “last mile delivery.” Amazon can’t stockpile packages and wait out a strike or protest — that would upend its “instant shipping” promise. Increased pandemic online shopping makes warehouse workers more essential than ever — and gives these workers more weight and incentive to organize.Fierce freedom organizing in AlabamaAlabama — particularly the Birmingham-Bessemer area — has a centuries-old tradition of Black-led organizing against enslavement, racist land seizures, Jim Crow racism, prison-convict labor, segregation laws and Ku Klux Klan violence. Within living memory of the Amazon workers and their families is their starkly dedicated struggle against white-supremacist assassinations and bombings of Black churches and homes during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.And despite the reactionary Jim Crow Taft-Hartley Act “right-to-work” law in Alabama, the state has a militant tradition of worker organizing, especially Black workers. From 1928 to 1951, the Communist Party successfully organized throughout Alabama from the Sharecroppers Union to the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers union, which is majority Black. (Workers World, “Lessons of ‘The Hammer and the Hoe,’” Dec. 21, 2017)There are parallels between the Bessemer struggle and the fierce class battle of the 1930s against the world’s then-largest corporation: General Motors. GM’s assembly lines were not that different from Amazon’s; GM’s notorious speedup — when management ran auto assembly lines faster to increase production — became a standard corporate management tactic to more heavily exploit workers.The victory at GM inspired more union struggles and victories in a range of industries. The historic Flint Sit-Down Strike by workers — a 44-day occupation of Michigan plants — won the first union contract from GM in 1937. (Workers World, “GM 1937, Amazon 2021: Which side are you on?” Feb. 2)Amazon attacks worker organizingToday the BAmazon workers in Bessemer are going up against the second-largest company in the U.S. and the ninth-largest in the world. Including Amazon-owned Whole Foods, the company currently employs 1.37 million workers in the U.S., not counting delivery drivers. Amazon has the highest market capitalization — based on stock value and number of outstanding shares — of any corporation anywhere. To keep its stock prices and profits astronomical, Amazon must keep its workers from unionizing, wherever and however it can.In Bessemer, Amazon is running an aggressive campaign of lies and intimidation. Management posts anti-union material throughout the warehouse and sends texts threatening to close if unionized.A company website is rife with misinformation, stating: “An authorization card or online form is LEGALLY BINDING and may obligate you to PAY monthly dues immediately from YOUR PAYCHECK. There are no free trials.”That statement is a lie. Neither the cards nor the online forms are legally binding. The Taft-Hartley Act was originally passed to break up union organizing in the South, and workers in “right-to-work” states like Alabama are therefore neither obligated to join a union nor pay dues if they work in a unionized shop.The company has sent emails to BAmazon workers offering to pay $2,000 or more if they will resign their jobs — a tactic that may be an illegal bribe under federal law. (paydayreport.com, Feb. 21) And there have even been reports that Amazon had traffic lights “mistimed” to keep organizers from talking to workers driving in and out during shift changes. (tinyurl.com/y9zogdem)Amazon has relied on the notoriously anti-union law firm Morgan Lewis to attack worker organizing. Morgan Lewis has fought other Amazon unionization attempts and defended the company against worker lawsuits over inadequate pandemic precautions and racist discrimination. The law firm writes that it aims to “identify risks and develop strategies and solutions to help employers avoid litigation and other employee disputes, including those that involve unions or organizing campaigns.” (tinyurl.com/j24bz85b)Solidarity campaignAmazon has spared no expense in fighting unionization at one warehouse. That reflects the capitalist need to hold absolute power to exploit workers. Amazon’s union-busting campaign shows the company knows the potential impact beyond Bessemer.Amazon workers walk out in Britain, 2018.Workers in European countries have been organizing — and striking — at Amazon units for several years. In 2018, workers — represented in Germany by the Ver.di service workers’ union, in Spain by UNI Global Union and in Britain by GMB — walked out or struck on Amazon Prime Days in July 16-17, 2020, and “Black Friday” in November.What happens at Bessemer has global implications. The stakes in the current battle could not be higher — for Amazon workers everywhere and ultimately for the worldwide working class. This fight is a fight of the international proletariat.What is most needed now is mass global solidarity with the Bessemer workers of Amazon BHM1. On Feb. 20, a U.S. campaign generated over 50 simultaneous solidarity actions. More actions are underway throughout March.For solidarity actions, see supportamazonworkers.org.Other contributors to this article were John Catalinotto, Martha Grevatt and Minnie Bruce Pratt.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

On-campus dining changes amid the pandemic


first_imgStudents have the option to get their food in single-serve containers. (Photo by Heesoo Yang.) Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Saturday outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium Alexandra Preusser is a sophomore journalism major and business minor from Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked with TCU360 as a sports journalist. She is also an intern with the TCU Athletics Communications Department. Previous articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – CFB split on games, NFL Summer Updates, NBA Playoffs Episode 201Next articleFrog Camp provides familiar experience for first-year students Alexandra Preusser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU Gives Day raises money for scholarships and department funds Alexandra Preusser World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Facebook printStudents dining on campus this fall should get used to limited seating, reduced menu options and social distancing. All students with a meal plan will receive the Ultimate Flex plan, which allows them to eat wherever they want on and off-campus with their Frog Bucks.Magnolias, Zero7 and Chick-fil-A will offer pre-packaged menu options, mobile pre-order and payment, and new traffic patterns and pickups, according to an email from the university.The university recommends students download the Grubhub app to take advantage of the new takeaway and pre-ordering service.All campus dining locations except the Bass Building Cart will be open and will offer an almost “touchless” experience, meaning there will be no self-serve options, Craig Allen, the Director of Housing & Residence Life, wrote in an email to the university.“King Family Commons will operate much as it has in the past, but we will make some changes to try to speed up service,” Allen said.Some students expressed positive impressions of the changes. “The takeout process [at King Family Commons] is pretty easy and fast so far,” said sophomore movement science major Emma Bair. “The pre-packaged food has been good as well.” All dining locations will be limited to 50% seating capacity with the ability to adjust as state and local guidance change, according to an email sent to students by the university.Students will also have plenty of options for outdoor seating as TCU has added tents for additional seating. Students practice physical distancing in Market Square. (Photo by Heesoo Yang.)Rollin’ n Bowlin’, originally located in the University Recreation Center, will now be in Union Grounds in the Brown-Lupton University Union this semester. “Given the restrictions to the use of the Rec. Center, we wanted to put Rollin’ n Bowlin’ in a place where students could more easily get to it and use it. Union Grounds was a perfect location,” Allen said. Everyone who enters a dining area will have to wear a face covering and sanitize their hands when they enter. In addition, people will have to stand six feet apart, and the number of people at a table will be limited. With the inevitable increase in single-serve, disposable containers and utensils, TCU is planning on getting as many recyclable containers as possible, said Jude Kiah, the vice chancellor of student affairs administration. Students, faculty and staff will not be permitted to bring their own cup or water bottle into the dining hall. “It’s definitely been weird eating in a space I don’t personally watch being cleaned and with so many people, but I trust everything TCU says about their cleaning process which makes me feel a lot better about eating in a public place,” said Claire Abele, a first-year communications major. “The staff are all very committed to following all CDC regulations.”Students are asked to sanitize their hands before entering a dining area. (Photo by Heesoo Yang.)Some aspects of the dining experience will stay the same. For example, the hours of operation will remain the same, and no food stations will be removed. However, there will be fewer items on menus so food can be delivered quickly, said Kiah. “Serving people food quickly, safely, happily – that is the primary goal,” Kiah said.Kiah said he thinks some of these changes, like no self-service, will stay for the long term.Allen added that it is critical for students to follow all campus safety guidelines if they want to stay on campus for the entire semester. “I’d also ask for students to understand that dining will look different than it has in previous years. We will adjust as we need to, and we ask for patience as we work out any challenges that come up,” Allen said. 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PIL Seeking Equal Employment Opportunities For Transgenders: Supreme Court Directs To Implead Transgender Associations


first_imgTop StoriesPIL Seeking Equal Employment Opportunities For Transgenders: Supreme Court Directs To Implead Transgender Associations Srishti Ojha12 March 2021 2:20 AMShare This – xSupreme Court has on Friday, while hearing plea seeking equal opportunities in employment to transgenders, directed the petitioner to implead transgender associations within 2 weeks. A division Bench of CJI SA Bobde and Justice Bopanna issued the direction while hearing a public interest petition filed seeking direction to the Center to give equal opportunity in employment to transgender …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?LoginSupreme Court has on Friday, while hearing plea seeking equal opportunities in employment to transgenders, directed the petitioner to implead transgender associations within 2 weeks. A division Bench of CJI SA Bobde and Justice Bopanna issued the direction while hearing a public interest petition filed seeking direction to the Center to give equal opportunity in employment to transgender and implement all measures to ensure non-discrimination against any transgender person in any matter relating to employment and related issue.The plea, filed by Advocate Reepak Kansal also seeks directions to the Centre to give the Transgender/Other-Gender/Third-Gender an equal opportunity for participating in the examination for recruitment to the Post of Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (IB ACIO) Grade II/ Executive .During the hearing, the Court directed the petitioner to file an application and implead the transgender association in 2 weeks.The present petitioner is aggrieved by the impugned government notification dated 18th December 2020 issued for conducting “Assistant Central Intelligence Officer-Grade II/ Executive examination” for filling up 2000 vacancies for the post of Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (IB ACIO) Grade II/ Executive, inviting applications from Indian Nationals for direct recruitment from male and female. The petitioner has argued that this is violative of fundamental rights as well as human rights of transgender .According to the petitioner, the impugned notification contravenes the Office Memorandum dated 20th April 2020 issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions regarding inclusion of “Third Gender / any Other Category” in the application forms in recruitment to various posts under the Central Government. Therefore, the impugned notification is also in clear violation of Section 3 and Section 9 of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 .The plea has further cited Supreme Court’s judgement in the case of Re: NALSA v. Union of India (2014) where Court had recognised the employment, educational and other fundamental rights of the ‘third gender’ and the impugned notification is in clear violation of the Supreme Court’s directionsSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Report highlights true extent of future coastal erosion at Ballyliffin


first_img Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – September 18, 2019 Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction The true extent of potential coastal erosion in Inishowen has been highlighted in a new report, resulting in recommendations that part of Ballyliffin Golf Club’s course be moved inland.The report recommended that no more sand or material was to be removed at both Lagg and Ballyliffin, and that both beaches be placed under continuous shoreline monitoring.The study of Ballyliffin and Lagg beaches was conducted by Ulster University and did indicate that the erosion would not be permanentCathaoirleach of the Inishowen Municipal District Cllr Martin Mc Dermott is calling on Donegal County Council to see what can be done to counteract the issue:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/marthgjghjghjgineorsion.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleDonegal farmers relieved as knackery dispute resolvedNext articleCoveney claims there will be no checks near border News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Report highlights true extent of future coastal erosion at Ballyliffin WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Eight kids waiting to be reunited with family following ‘zero-tolerance’ policy


first_imgVallarieE/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Eight kids left.That’s how many children the government says are waiting to be reunited with family members as a direct result of then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision last April to prosecute every adult who crossed illegally at America’s southern border.“Zero tolerance” triggered an international outcry at the U.S.-Mexico border as more than 2,634 migrant children were separated from their parents in a matter of weeks and compounding an existing crisis involving several thousand “unaccompanied minors” already in U.S. custody.President Donald Trump eventually relented, issuing an executive order in June ending the practice. Days later, a federal judge ordered the administration to reunite the families.In the end, the vast majority of the kids — 2,494 — have been reunited with parents or sponsors, according to data provided by the Health and Human Services Department.Another 102 cases involved parents who said they didn’t want to be reunited. Another 30 kids separated at the border have parents deemed “unfit” or presenting a “danger” to the child.That leaves eight kids who are eligible to be returned to their family after being separated at the border, the government told a federal judge in a Nov. 29 court filing.The final efforts marks an end to one of the most controversial policies in modern U.S. immigration history. The debate though is hardly over, as Trump insists on funding a border wall and has extended a military deployment at the border.The Department of Homeland Security declined to discuss pending litigation, but spokeswoman Katie Waldman said of general migration apprehensions: “We will enforce our laws to the maximum extent possible. Our country cannot afford unchecked, undemocratic mass migration policies written by activist judges.”Democrats say they plan to take up the issue of migrant detentions come January, when they assume control of the House. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a senior Democrat from Connecticut, called it “immoral” that any child remained separated from their families as a result of “zero tolerance.”“This is a tragedy of the president’s own design,” she told ABC News.The U.S. still has some 14,000 migrant children in custody, the vast majority of whom are older kids and teens who opted to try to cross the border alone. They are held at facilities managed by the Department of Health and Human Services and scattered across the country, including a tent city near Tornillo, Texas, which has come under the scrutiny of House Democrats.And migrants continue to try to cross the border. On Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported 51,856 people were arrested trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in November, compared to 51,001 in October.The average number of adults in custody is at a record-setting 42,000, according to data provided by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.“My frustration is that we haven’t been getting to the root causes of migration for families who are looking for security and safety,” said Rep.-elect Veronica Escobar, a Democrat who just won in the 16th District in Texas.“What this administration is doing is trying to create this sense of fear and crisis so the president can feed his obsession of a border wall,” she said.Sessions’ “zero-tolerance” policy never explicitly ordered the separation of families. And families had been separated under previous administrations. But most of those cases would have been tied to other serious crimes. Trump’s policy was different because his administration considered the act of crossing the border illegally enough of a justification to detain the adult and put the child in protective custody.According to the Nov. 29 court filing, one of the children can’t be reunited immediately because the parent is in custody inside the U.S. Another child is on track to be deported and reunited with family in his or her home country, although that reunion has been delayed due to “unique circumstances.” In five cases, the government is waiting for official statements from the parents on whether they want to be reunited with their child. The remaining child is on track to be reunited with a parent who is inside the U.S.The American Civil Liberties Union, which led the lawsuit against the government, is helping to orchestrate the reunifications. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘I’m shaking… this murderer is walking free:’ Suspected ‘Ripper Crew’ member released from prison


first_imgjessekarjalainen/iStock(CHICAGO) — Thomas Kokoraleis — a suspected member of Chicago’s “Ripper Crew” who went to prison for a woman’s 1982 murder — is now a free man.Kokoraleis, 58, convicted of the murder of 21-year-old Lorraine “Lorry” Ann Borowski, was released from Illinois Department of Corrections custody Friday morning, Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Lindsey Hess told ABC News in an email.“I’m shaking at the thought that this murderer is walking free among us. And without any legal restrictions except those imposed by the Illinois Sex Offender Reintegration Act,” Borowski’s younger brother, Mark Borowski, who was 12-years-old at the time of the killing, said at a news conference Friday.“It makes me feel sick to my stomach,” said an emotional Mark Borowski.The four-man “Ripper Crew” terrorized Chicago in the 1980s, killing up to 17 women in the area, according to The Chicago Tribune.Lorraine “Lorry” Ann Borowski was abducted in broad daylight while walking from her apartment to work.At Friday’s news conference, her mother, Lorraine Borowski, said her daughter was stabbed in the front and back with a glass ax.Kokoraleis was sentenced to life in prison for the 1982 murder.However, his conviction was “overturned based on the court improperly refusing to admit confessions of the co-defendants,” a spokesman for the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office told ABC News.Kokoraleis then in 1987 agreed to a 70-year plea deal, the spokesman said.“At the time, the law required the person incarcerated to get day for day credit for time served. That’s no longer the case, but at the time it was,” the spokesman said, so Kokoraleis served 35 years.Kokoraleis was also given mandatory supervised release, which he served in the Department of Corrections, because it appeared he had nowhere to live, the spokesman said, so he served another 1.5 years.“Kokoraleis completed his maximum sentence required by law and is no longer under IDOC supervision,” Hess said Friday, adding, “Kokoraleis will have to register on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry.”One alleged “Ripper Crew” member has been executed and the other two remain in prison, according to the Tribune.Now that Kokoraleis is free, Mark Borowski said he and his mother will always be looking over their shoulders. Mark Borowski said he’s “on edge”and will always be wondering if he’ll see his sister’s killer’s face on the street.“I’m afraid,” said Lorraine Borowski.“I will never understand how a man who was convicted of raping and murdering my daughter could be walking free in Illinois today. My daughter was an innocent victim,” she said. “Her murderer did not receive the justice that he deserved. But I believe in God and I have no doubt that God will deliver the final judgment.”Kokoraleis has not made any threats to the family, attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing the Borowski family, said at the news conference.“Nothing could be done to prevent his release this morning,” she said.Allred said Kokoraleis still has time left to register as a sex offender, so on Friday “he could be anywhere.”Allred said she asked prosecutors if a no contact order is in place for Kokoraleis and the Borowski family, but “no such order exists because the murderer, Kokoraleis, has served his sentence and there is no case pending.”Allred said she wants what she called a “flaw” in the Illinois law to be amended so that whomever is classified as a sex offender would have no contact with the victim, or the family of the victim if relatives request that order.Mark Borowski said his sister is “my hero and my mentor and the best role model a brother could ever have. I’ll always miss her and never forget her.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dialogue viewed as argumentative


first_imgDialogue viewed as argumentativeOn 13 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today When questioned about unions in their own organisations, however, the proportion dropped to 16 per cent.At national level, just over a quarter said management had a confrontational attitude, compared with 11 per cent in their own organisation.HR Practices in the Business World, for Manpower and the ANDCP questioned managers in seven countries including the US, UK, Japan and France.• 33 (0) 1 56881821, www.andcp.fr Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more