What to look for when income investing

first_img 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address When thinking of investing, it’s natural that the potential capital gains are what spring to mind. One of the greatest benefits of shares, however, is realised when investing for income. The criteria we need to use when assessing shares for income can vary from those of a pure growth investment. Here are some of the key things to look out for.Dividend yieldThe first thing to look for when investing for income is the dividend yield. Unlike bonds, companies who pay dividends pay them out on a pence-per-share rather than a percentage basis. This means that the same dividend payment will yield a different return on your investment as its share price changes.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…This offers a great advantage. It means that a dividend-paying share, if it suffers a temporary sell-off (one which doesn’t mean reducing the dividend), can be locked in to a higher yield for you in a short space of time.One needs to be aware, however, that dividends are not guaranteed to stay the same or even continue at all. This is why it’s important to also consider a company’s dividend history. Look for consistent payments, ideally with consistent annual growth in the dividend (otherwise inflation alone would mean the return reduces each year).It is also the case that some companies pay dividends or increase them when it would be in their best interest to reinvest that money in the business. As a general rule, I find the Goldilocks dividend yield to be between about 3% and 6%. Too low and it isn’t worth it. Too high, and it probably won’t last. Market fear does offer a caveat to this however. There are occasions, if one is careful, when shares will see an unfair sell-off, usually driven by fear following bad news. In these times, a strong company can offer even higher yields.Strong companies for income investingThe other major consideration, particularly if just investing for income, is to pick a strong company. You want your income stream to remain steady and safe, without losing your initial investment. This means going for big blue-chip firms with well-recognised brands and good finances.These usually offer the lowest levels of capital gain, but that isn’t a problem when income investing. Even this strategy is not perfect, however. Recently, many big blue chips that had consistent dividend payments have been forced to suspend or reduce them thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic and low oil price.It is therefore also necessary to diversify your portfolio. This is always a safe investment strategy, but admittedly one that often reduces potential capital gains. Again though, income is our main aim.Look to have in the region of 8–12 individual investments in your portfolio. Diversify across sectors particularly, but you can also diversify across countries and even market capitalisation (if you have more risk appetite than just holding large companies).Personally I take a mixed approach overall. Some of my investments are for income mainly, while others are for growth. Either way, income investing is something every serious investor should consider. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares What to look for when income investing Image source: Getty Images. center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Karl Loomes | Friday, 31st July, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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house in Nagahama / comma design office

first_imgCopyAbout this officecomma design officeOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHikoneHousesJapanPublished on May 29, 2013Cite: “house in Nagahama / comma design office” 29 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave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 Japan house in Nagahama / comma design office Photographs “COPY” Area:  132 m² Area:  132 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Architects: comma design office Area Area of this architecture project Contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/377828/house-in-nagahama-comma-design-office Clipboard house in Nagahama / comma design officeSave this projectSavehouse in Nagahama / comma design officeSave this picture!© Takumi OtaHouses•Hikone, Japan 2012 ArchDaily Year:  2012 photographs:  Takumi OtaPhotographs:   Takumi Ota, Courtesy of comma design office + 27 Share Year:  CopyStructural Engineer:Souta MatouArchitects Member:Atshuhiro Koda, Momo SanoCity:HikoneCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The house is located in Nagahama city , Shiga, Japan, Nagahama is an old town. There are more active relationships within the neighborhood community than in Tokyo. On the other hand, Nagahama is modernized with cars and shopping malls along the main roads. It is common in any local cities in Japan. Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe site is bounded by the residential area on the southwest; the road on the west is mainly used for the pedestrians. There is a peaceful landscape on the northeast, where the rice fields and open space spread to Mt. Ibuki. However, there is a busy street on the north. The speed of the traffic is completely different from the slow pace living. There are several gaps in scale and difference in speed within the environment. Save this picture!© Takumi OtaWe planned a space that holds various relationships within the variety of environment. The space was created by providing a” buffer zone” instated of the space directly opens to a particular subject. The one story volume with the courtyard fills up the site; the first floor opens to the neighborhood, while the second floor opens to the distant view. The central unclosed courtyard simultaneously opens up to each surrounding environment. By looking at one’s own house over the courtyard, it looks like a house of otheres .Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe facade is covered with the fiber cement board accented with gold stained aluminum, which often conveys the anonymous/neutral impression. However, it picks up various shades of light depending on the weather.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow less’Architecture and City’ ExhibitionEventDuendes House / Estudio Puyol / MeinardySelected Projects Share Houses Nove works, Zainobu Consturuction ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/377828/house-in-nagahama-comma-design-office Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Missouri students strike blow to racism

first_imgNov. 9 — Students’ anger and power, organized under the leadership of the most oppressed, not only can make demands and fight for them, but can win. A victory against racism was won today when University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe resigned after weeks of students’ demands that he step down. Student protests since late September, a hunger strike, the Mizzou football team announcing a boycott of the rest of the season, and an impending faculty walkout all demanded Wolfe’s ouster for woefully failing to combat a spate of racist acts on and near the Columbia, Mo., campus, some 125 northwest of St. Louis.   Wolfe made the announcement at a morning meeting of the Board of Curators, the university’s governing body. “I take full responsibility for this frustration [by students] and I take full responsibility for the inaction that has occurred,” he stated.The undergraduate student government leadership, representing 27,000 students, publicly issued a letter this morning before the resignation announcement, demanding that Wolfe step down. Only 8 percent of the Mizzou student body is African American, yet the students strongly supported the struggle against racism and other forms of oppression. The letter read in part: “In August 2014, the University of Missouri met the shooting of Michael Brown with silence. In the following months, our students were left stranded, forced to face an increase in tension and inequality with no systemic support. Over the last 16 months, the quality of life for our students has only worsened. …“[Wolfe’s] leadership has undeniably failed us and the students that we represent. He has not only enabled a culture of racism since the start of his tenure in 2012, but blatantly ignored and disrespected the concerns of students. … While we recognize that the burden of systemic oppression does not fall entirely on his shoulders, as the leader of this system it is his sole prerogative to listen and respond to students. He has failed in this completely. Students from different races, genders, sexualities, abilities, and other nationalities have not had their identities represented.”A first, important victoryJonathan Butler, a 25-year-old African-American graduate student, had been on a one-week hunger strike when news came that Wolfe had resigned. As he announced the end of his hunger strike, Butler tweeted, “This is only the first step! More change is to come!! #TheStruggleContinues #ConcernedStudent1950.” The latter hashtag, used by the group of student anti-racist activists, refers to the year Black students were first admitted to the University of Missouri.Michael Sam, the first openly gay professional football player and a former linebacker on the Mizzou team, expressed his solidarity with Butler’s actions. (cnn.com, Nov. 9)On Nov. 7, the university football team announced it would boycott the remainder of the season. Sophomore defensive back Anthony Sherrils posted on social media a photo of 32 football players, Black and white, with a statement demanding Wolfe resign or be fired as president. Head coach Gary Pinkel announced solidarity with his team on Twitter on Nov. 8: “The Mizzou Family stands as one. We are united. We are behind our players. #ConcernedStudent1950 GP.” In the public announcement the players said, “The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe ‘Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere.’ We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students’ experience. WE ARE UNITED!!!!!” (espn.com, Nov. 9)  Payton Head, president of the Missouri Student Association at Mizzou, had racist epithets hurled at him as the academic year began in September — on two occasions he was called the n-word. Head used Facebook to report the incidents and speak out against racism, sexual assault and oppression of gender expression. This social media transparency caused an avalanche of student outrage and support for the struggle.Other incidents include the flying of Confederate flags and a swastika scrawled on a dormitory bathroom wall in feces.  Reuters reported Nov. 9 that hashtag #ConcernedStudent1950 is one of the most trending topics on Twitter and Facebook, while #Mizzou was the most trending hashtag in the U.S. Most social media users are reporting Wolfe’s resignation as a victory in the fight against racism. Many are stating that the struggle has just started and much still needs to be done on the Mizzou campus, in Columbia, Mo., and in other cities throughout the U.S. to address and eradicate racism and racist terror.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Wells Fargo and capitalist fraud

first_imgIt’s called cross-selling.Wells Fargo cultivated this strategy, pressing its customers to enroll in several of the bank’s various types of accounts. These include checking, savings, mortgages, credit cards and more. With multiple accounts, it becomes a hassle for the customer to leave the bank.In 2012, Wells Fargo averaged 5.9 products per customer, more than any other bank in the country. Cross-selling had grown Wells Fargo into the largest bank in the country, with $1.67 trillion in assets, until September, when it slipped to second place behind JPMorgan Chase.Wells Fargo went far beyond simply coaxing its customers to open up different types of accounts. Starting at least as far back as 2011, the bank:• Opened deposit accounts and transferred funds without customer authorization, sometimes resulting in insufficient funds fees for customers;• Applied for credit card accounts without customers’ knowledge, hitting them with annual fees, interest charges and late fees;• Created phony email addresses and PINs to enroll customers in online- banking services.Wells Fargo created 2 million fake accounts. Not only did these cost its customers millions in fees, they also ruined the credit rating for thousands, which, in turn, ruled out new loans or mortgages.After the city of Los Angeles and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Wells Fargo $185 million for five years of “misbehavior,” the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on Sept. 20 that summoned Wells Fargo CEO John G. Stumpf.Stumpf testified that the bank’s method of dealing with this robbery of its own customers was to blame and fire 5,300 mostly low-paid workers. Of course, Stumpf pleaded ignorance of any criminal behavior by Wells Fargo executives.But investigations revealed that management had squeezed workers to open new accounts. Workers who failed to meet Wells Fargo’s “sales goals” were often fired. Other workers who bravely reported this activity to Wells Fargo’s “ethics hotline” found themselves out the door in short order.Meanwhile, Carrie Tolstedt, head of Wells Fargo’s community banking department, at the heart of this scandal, is retiring with a cool $124 million bonus. CEO Stumpf himself had his stock holding increase by $200 million during the bank’s cross-selling campaign.The senators at the hearing excoriated Stumpf and Wells Fargo management for this fraud. But the U.S. government actually helped Wells Fargo fleece its account holders.This is not the bank’s first crime. Beth Jacobson, a Wells Fargo loan officer and whistleblower, reported in 2008, when current CEO John Stumpf was a top bank executive: “One means of falsifying loan applications that I learned of involved cutting and pasting credit reports from one applicant to another. … IDs deception by the subprime loan officer would artificially increase the creditworthiness of the applicant so that Wells Fargo’s underwriters would approve the loan. … I reported this conduct to management and was not aware of any action that was taken to correct the problem.” (boingboing.net, Sept. 21)This deception by Wells Fargo and other giant banks sparked the 2007 Great Recession, which cost 8 million workers their jobs and 6 million families their homes.Were Wells Fargo executives punished? Did any of them go to jail? Of course not. Instead, Wells Fargo received a $36 billion taxpayer-paid bailout from the federal government.So now Wells Fargo got caught. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. The entire capitalist system depends and thrives on the oppression and exploitation around the globe of the real producers of wealth, the vast working class. Its extinction is long past due.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ukraine: Two women journalists harassed and threatened online over their reporting

first_img UkraineEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists WomenInternetFreedom of expression News Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Photos from Facebook: Katerina Sergatskova (on the left) and Lyubov Velychko (on the right) Receive email alerts RSF_en News News Organisation Follow the news on Ukraine March 26, 2021 Find out more Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority August 9, 2020 Ukraine: Two women journalists harassed and threatened online over their reporting Help by sharing this information February 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Ukrainian authorities to do whatever is necessary to guarantee the safety of two women journalists, Lyubov Velychko and Katerina Sergatskova, and to quickly investigate the death threats and insults they have received online.Velychko and Sergatskova write for online media outlets with very different editorial policies but both have been the targets of online threats and harassment in connection with their reporting.Velychko wrote an investigative piece for the Texty.org.ua website on 13 July about the pro-Russian influence of certain Telegram channels that are closely followed by ruling party legislators. She reported that two of the five channels examined were in fact operated by the Kremlin and that their content was reflected in the way ruling party members of the national assembly voted.After being threatened with deadly violence by Facebook trolls, harassed by the administrators of several Telegram channels and insulted by Olga Shariy, the wife of politician Anatoly Shariy and joint leader of the Shariy Party, Velychko requested police protection on 29 July. She filed two complaints, the first about the death threats and the second about obstruction of her work as a journalist.Sergatskova, a journalist of Russian origin who edits the Zaborona website, was the victim of doxing after published an investigative piece on 3 July about alleged links between far-right activists and the Ukrainian fact-checking platform StopFake.Immediately after the article’s publication, she was accused of being a Kremlin agent. Then, on 11 July, personal data about her, including a photo of a her five-year-old son and her home, were posted on Facebook. Assailed by a flood of death threats and insults, she fled Kiev two days later because she no longer felt safe there. After the police initially refused to open an investigation, her lawyer complained directly to interior ministry headquarters.“In both cases, the threatened journalists turned to the authorities for protection but no arrest has so far been made and no one has been held responsible,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “It is unacceptable for journalists to be exposed to deadly danger for doing their job. We call on the authorities to do whatever is necessary to protect them and to ensure that both cases are thoroughly investigated.”Both of these journalists have also been subjected to sexist insults and threats of a sexual nature. Several studies confirm that women journalists are more often the targets of specifically sexual online violence than their male counterparts. Two thirds of women journalists report that they have been the victims of harassment, and 25% of them say the harassment took place online.Ukrainian society suffers from a very high level of political polarization, with journalists and media outlets often finding themselves the victims of extremely virulent partisan battles.Ukraine is ranked 96th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. to go further September 7, 2020 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists WomenInternetFreedom of expression last_img read more

Sunday: Beauty and Wellness at the BeWell Expo

first_imgBeauty Sunday: Beauty and Wellness at the BeWell Expo The groundbreaking beauty and wellness mecca, BeWell Expo, announces their floor activity list showcasing a variety of modern, state-of- the art, and complimentary treatments for attendees upcoming October 12 & 13 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Pasadena Convention Center. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, October 13, 2013 | 3:47 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Community Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it A groundbreaking beauty and wellness expo called the BeWell Expo will showcase a variety of modern, state-of-the art, and complimentary treatments for attendees Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center.“We wanted to segment BeWell Expo in a very strategic manner, exhibiting brands that are truly considered the industry’s best kept secrets,” said CEO and founder Christele De La Haye. “A majority of these brands are not available for general distribution or open to the public. For one weekend attendees will not only experience a full mental and body experience, but truly divulge in exclusivity of the industry.”Each attendee will begin at the Skin Analysis Lounge, led by NCEA-certified esthetician, Diane Buccola. Licensed professionals will conduct complete skin analyses to identify specific skin types for each individual seeking the right skin care throughout the weekend.The following lists the complimentary one of a kind beauty and wellness spa bars available on a first come, first serve basis for each attendee:Brow Bar presented by Chella – Eyebrow makeovers from Chella’s Brow and Eye Collection will be available using color, conditioner, highlighter, masks, and tweezers. BeWell attendees will lift their look with beautifully shaped eyebrows. Chella’s Brow and Eye Collection incorporates superior products that are each specifically formulated to help create the picture perfect frame for any face.Eco-Nail Bar presented by Bio Seaweed Gel – Mini-manicures will be provided with UNITY an all- in-one polish, which has 156 colors available. UNITY promotes natural nail growth while also providing a longer lasting shine and longer durability. Bio Seaweed Gel promotes zero dehydration, weakening or staining of natural nails. Their products are free of formaldehyde, tolune, DPB, BHA , and solvents, making application and removal safe and gentle every time. BSG boasts the industry’s quickest soak-off removal in five minutes.Lash Bar presented by LashX – The Lash Bar will feature a certified technician who will apply Individual LAshX® Mink eyelash extensions to each lash. The cruelty- free faux mink lashes are light and gentle on the lash, but strong enough to hold their shape. The extensions last six to eight weeks. LAshX®’s Amanda Jacobellis is one of Hollywood’s top celebrity makeup artists.Sun-Kissed Glow Tanning Bar presented by TAN IN THE RAW – The Tanning Bar will provide custom airbrush spray tans that are perfectly customized to attendees’ individual skin types. Attendees will leave with a sun-kissed island tan. Samples of TAN IN THE RAW’s revolutionary product, as well as special promotions on all tanning solutions and accessories will be available. TAN IN THE RAW has been carefully developing fresh new self-tanning products and concepts. They also provide the very first odor neutralizing post-tan treatment to any tan.EcoBeauty Bar presented by Plain Jane Beauty – Plain Jane Cosmetics will offer a five-minute beauty makeover with its natural and organic mineral makeup designed to even out the complexion and enhance skin’s natural glow. All products are formulated with anti-aging and antioxidant ingredients that help to nourish and protect the skin.Relaxation and Healing Sound Bath presented by Karma Moffett – Starting with a 10-ft Tibetan horn, the music will take attendees into a unique state of body-mind-spirit harmony with a vibrational journey through the chakras offering a blissful state of mind. Karma Moffett has developed an exceptional program of music that has a positive and penetrating impact upon a person’s natural healing system.Yoga Studio – BeWell Expo’s Yoga Studio experience includes a 700 sq ft uniquely designed to initiate, inspire, transform, and invite expo attendees to experience life from a new perspective. The classes will include Medicine Buddha Healing, Jonathan Blank, Anusara Yoga, The Laughing Yogi, Yoga Tune Up and more. Guru Yogi Ramesh, Shari Goodhartz, Jonathan Blank, Robert Sachs and more…Gaiam will be offering complimentary yoga mats on a first come, first serve basis.Complimentary activities are available on a first come, serve basis. Registration is now available on BeWell-Expo.com $25 for one day pass and $50 for two day pass.About the BeWell ExpoWith over 20 years of experience in the skin care and spa trade industry BeWell Expo has created an active environment to engage consumers with exclusive insight into the beauty and wellness industry. By bridging the gap between the elusive industry secrets to consumers, the prestigious show educates both men and women on the latest trends and secrets individualized for each attendee. CEO and Founder, Christele De La Haye, has handpicked and thoroughly researched each exhibitor for the utmost and luxurious experience with the balance of optimized beauty and wellness in mind. Slated as a “prestigious mecca” BeWell Expo will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, October 12 and 13, 2013. For more information, visit BeWell-Expo.com. HerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Fuller Discontinues Food Distribution Program for Low-Income Pasadena Families, Students

first_imgCommunity News Fuller Discontinues Food Distribution Program for Low-Income Pasadena Families, Students From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, June 3, 2016 | 1:23 pm 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Top of the News Business Newscenter_img 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. More Cool Stuff Community News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Fuller Theological Seminary announced Friday it would discontinue its food distribution program for qualifying low-income students and families of Pasadena.The program began more than 25 years ago in an effort to assist international students and staff and then extended its reach to its neighboring communities.The program will be terminated on June 29, officials said.In the mid 2000’s, the distribution program was one of the largest food pantries in the Pasadena area and would serve about 450 households. It is a registered distribution agency with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and a member of the USDA funded Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP).In its earlier years, it was lauded as one of the best food distribution programs to model and would teach other agencies how to create and offer such programs.Fuller issued a statement which said in part that given the number of support programs being offered today by local organizations, churches and government supported agencies, the number of recipients who frequent the weekly food pantry at Fuller’s campus has significantly reduced, and the costs and support resources required to maintain it are no longer sustainable by the seminary.The Student Life and Services Office at Fuller spent time in 2015 observing new and expanded service options available within the surrounding Pasadena location near Fuller’s campus. They discovered nine other food distribution programs in the area, several offering very similar services, even on the same day and time, and some within walking distance from campus. It made more sense for Fuller to participate in these other local programs, both as recipients and as volunteers.Staff and students who ran the weekly program are saddened to bring this program to closure and are working on a transition for those who rely on this weekly service. “We recognize this is a loss for members of our community and we want to connect those using this program to alternatives provided by local churches and organizations we trust. We hope that during June all Fuller recipients will identify and connect with another local option and that the transition will be a smooth one,” said Bethany Fox, director of Student Services at Fuller.Fuller plans to provide assistance with the transition by reaching out to weekly recipients and making sure they are informed of all local options. They will also offer shuttle service to Fuller students and staff to a local distribution pantry 1.5 miles from campus if transportation is needed and some students may even qualify for paid assistance with public transportation. A member of Student Life and Services’ food distribution team will be at the food distribution site each Wednesday through August to meet anyone who might come looking for the program to explain the transition and provide directions and assistance to other nearby resources.“We will greatly miss the weekly interaction we have had with those who have come to Fuller and we do not want the closure of this program to curtail Fuller’s connection to its neighbors and local community,” said Fox, who looks forward to connecting volunteers to existing efforts that serve the Pasadena community.Fuller’s Office of Urban Initiatives continues its work in the Pasadena community by developing and participating in long-term solutions to end poverty and homelessness, such as focusing on low-income housing and addressing underlying causes of homelessness. The new division of Vocation and Formation at Fuller that began in 2015 provides an apprenticeship program for its students and has initiated a Fuller Serves day in Pasadena and Los Angeles. Its first Serve Day occurred in April and by the success of the first effort, plans are underway to continue and grow this effort each year.All questions and concerns can be directed to the Student Life and Services at [email protected] Seminary, founded in 1947, is a three-school, graduate-level educational institution, and focuses on Christian theology and its integration with intercultural studies and psychology. It offers degrees in English, Korean and Spanish. One of the largest seminaries in the world, it currently enrolls 4,000 students from 90 countries and 110 denominations, and its 41,000 living alumni serve as ministers, missionaries, counselors, teachers, artists, nonprofit leaders, businesspersons, and in other vocations around the world. 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Chief Justice S. Muralidhar Launches A Host Of E-Services For High Court & District Courts In Orissa

first_imgNews UpdatesChief Justice S. Muralidhar Launches A Host Of E-Services For High Court & District Courts In Orissa LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 April 2021 10:07 PMShare This – xDr. Justice S. Muralidhar, Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court on Monday, inaugurated a host of e-services for the benefit of litigants and lawyers and to make all the courts across the State technologically more advanced and accessible. During the program, Justice Muralidhar launched a ‘Facilitation Centre for e-Payment of Court Fees’ in the High Court complex. He…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?LoginDr. Justice S. Muralidhar, Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court on Monday, inaugurated a host of e-services for the benefit of litigants and lawyers and to make all the courts across the State technologically more advanced and accessible. During the program, Justice Muralidhar launched a ‘Facilitation Centre for e-Payment of Court Fees’ in the High Court complex. He also launched systems for (i) online payment of Court fees in the High Court & District Courts, (ii) e-Filing portal in 244 Court establishments across the State, (iii) Video Conferencing cabins in every District Court complex and (iv) e-Sewa Kendras in 78 Taluka Court complexes. Addressing a gathering of more than 150 Court locations comprising District Judges, Judicial officers and lawyers working in the District and Subordinate Courts across the State of Odisha, who were joined in the ceremony through video conferencing, Justice Muralidhar emphasized upon the objectives behind launching these e-services and called upon them to embrace the new-fangled technology driven face of the State Judiciary and strive to heighten the efficiency of the State’s judicial system. The event was conducted in the presence of the High Court Computer Committee & Judges of the High Court, the Advocate General, Odisha, the President of the High Court Bar Association and Officers of the Registry, In his address, Justice Muralidhar clarified that the facility of online payment of Court fees shall be available in the High Court of Orissa and the District Courts and that such facility shall stand extended to Taluka Courts in the coming months. Launching the e-Filing portal created by the e-Committee of the Supreme Court of India in 244 number of Court establishments (in CIS) across all Districts of the State of Odisha, Justice Muralidhar encouraged lawyers to make best use of the e-Filing and e-Payment systems well beyond the duration of COVID-19 pandemic due to their inherent advantages although in prevailing times of social distancing these systems are expected to find much utility among the legal fraternity. He however clarified that the system of hard copy filing shall continue till such time all stakeholders in the District judiciary get sufficiently acquainted with the paperless and digital methods of e-filing. He pointed out that the Guidelines and User Manuals for e-Filing and e-Payment services shall be made available in Court websites so that no user faces any difficulty in availing these e- services. Justice Muralidhar then went on to open e-Sewa Kendras in 78 outlying Court complexes across the State to serve as one stop windows for needy lawyers and litigants in accessing essential e-Courts services and explained that these e-Sewa Kendras shall be helpful for lawyers and litigants who otherwise face difficulty to use tools of technology on their own in performing their day to day works. Reminding everyone how the ability to use video conferencing in the post Covid-19 times has become essential to the functioning of lawyers, he also inaugurated a VC cabin in each of the thirty District Court complexes across the State to make sure that Advocates and litigants practicing before such Courts shall now have a place to go to for help in participating in virtual hearings. He concluded his inaugural address by mentioning about the recently commenced drive for digitization of case records in the High Court of Orissa. He said that nearly 1, 75, 000 case records in the High Court have already been digitized and that soon a similar drive shall be commenced in four major districts. Justice S. Pujahari, the Chairman of the High Court Computer Committee in his address spoke about adoption of technology into the core functions of the judicial system to make the Court’s processes more accessible and efficient. He reminded everyone how technology came to the rescue of the justice delivery system preventing its wheels from coming to a grinding halt during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Note: Currently, the Orissa High Court has reverted to functioning in the virtual mode in the wake of the fresh surge in COVID-19 cases in various parts of the country.]Next Storylast_img read more

COVID19- Can’t Subject Genuine Pharmacy-Goers To Harassment Even If They Don’t Have Doctor’s Prescription: Manipur High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID19- Can’t Subject Genuine Pharmacy-Goers To Harassment Even If They Don’t Have Doctor’s Prescription: Manipur High Court Sparsh Upadhyay15 May 2021 9:54 PMShare This – xImage Courtesy: HINDUSTAN TIMESWhile issuing several directions to the State Administration to curb further spread of COVID-19 in the State of Manipur State, the Manipur High Court this week observed, “It is therefore not only for the State administration to be mindful and conscious of what is required of it at this time and to rise to the occasion but also for each and every citizen to do all that is within his ken to arrest the spread of this virus.” The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar and Justice Kh. Nobin Singh also directed the state government to ensure that essential shops are adequately stocked with necessary products and goods, including vegetables, so as to meet peoples’ needs. The matter before the Court A Public Interest Litigation petition was filed by a practicing Advocate, assailing 3 orders of the Government of Manipur. In the first order, the Government declared the whole of Greater Imphal as a containment zone, from May 7 to May 16, 2021. In its second order, the Government imposed curfew in the districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Kakching, Churachandpur and Ukhrul from May 8 to May 17, 2021. By the last order, noting that complete closure of certain critical services had led to difficulty in the provision of Government services or undue hardship to the public, the Government of Manipur had considered it appropriate to permit certain activities/services Certain directions were also sought to the authorities in relation to the situation prevailing in affected areas, consequent to the orders impugned. Court’s observations At the outset, the Court noted that the measures put in place by way of the 3 orders didn’t yield the coveted result as Covid-19 cases and related fatalities continued to rise at an alarming rate. The Court also observed that there could be no doubting the fact that people in curfew-bound areas and elsewhere in the State of Manipur are currently facing a number of difficulties. “The very fact that the Government of Manipur came out with certain relaxations in its last order dated 11.05.2021 indicates that the public were being put to undue hardship. The order itself says as much,” added the Court. Importantly, the Court also opined, “Such aspects ought to have been taken into consideration by the Government at the time of imposition of the restrictions but wisdom in that regard seems to have dawned only at a later stage, leading to the last order of relaxations.” Orders of the Government In the first order, the Government restricted the use of Post Offices’ facilities by the general public, including the dispatch of money orders. To this, the Court remarked that during these cash-strapped times, those in the State of Manipur or elsewhere who wish to come to the financial aid of their friends or relations in other parts of the country, including the State of Manipur, may wish to send them money orders. “Barring them from doing so, even though Post Offices are allowed to remain open, cannot be countenanced,” added the Court. Thus, the Court directed the Government of Manipur to allow such transactions through Post Offices, while scrupulously adhering to Covid-19 protocols, including social distancing and wearing of masks, under strict monitoring by the staff of the Post Offices concerned. Further, the Government of Manipur has been asked to ensure that all the Banks concerned stock sufficient cash in their ATMs installed at different locations, so that people are not constrained to move from one ATM to another in search of cash. Also, noting that People proceeding to a medical shop to buy drugs/medicines may not have a prescription from a doctor and those who take drugs/medicines for long-term medical conditions, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, etc., may not be in a position to produce a doctor’s prescription of recent origin, the Court directed, “The Government must therefore sensitize its ground-staff, including the police, and ensure that such people are not subjected to harassment when they go out to access pharmacies in their localities. Further, it is a contradiction in terms for the Government to say that pharmacies are being kept open throughout the day and to view with suspicion every person who says that he is going to a pharmacy…The Government and the police cannot subject genuine pharmacy-goers to harassment, merely on the ground that they have no doctor’s prescription or a doctor’s prescription of recent origin.” Importantly, the Court also directed the Government to ensure that all the pharmacies in the affected areas are adequately stocked with every kind of drug/medicine, including OTC drugs, so that needy customers are not driven from one pharmacy to another in search of their desired drug/medicine. Lastly, the Court said that at a time like this, when the entire nation is being ravaged by the second onslaught of this deadly pandemic, it is incumbent upon each and every one of us to be mindful of the care and caution that has to be exercised to arrest the spread of the virus, i.e., by staying home, shunning avoidable human contact, and restricting physical human interactions to the bare minimum. The matter has now been posted for further hearing on June 2.Click Here To Download OrderRead Order HereTagsManipur High Court police harassment MANIPUR GOVERNMENT Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar Justice Kh. Nobin Singh LOCKDOWN Curfew Essential Services Essential Supplies Next Storylast_img read more

Foyle MLA McCartney steps down

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has announced his intention to step down from the Assembly.The Sinn Fein MLA says it has been an honour and a privilege to represent the people of Foyle and the time has come for him to step down from the Assembly after 15 years. Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday January 30thNext articleDonegal Sports Star Awards: Get there early News Highland center_img Facebook Google+ By News Highland – January 30, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Foyle MLA McCartney steps down DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more