Three investment trusts I’d buy for my ISA in this market crash

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 3rd April, 2020 | More on: HINT HSL PNL 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. Investment trusts could be a great place to invest your money in the current market crash. Trusts are allowed to keep back a portion of their revenue every year, which can be used to fund dividends in tough times.This is a great advantage at a time when many other businesses are having to cut dividends to conserve cash. 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…Furthermore, investment trusts have more options when it comes to selecting investment assets. They can own stocks, bonds, real estate, precious metals, cash, and many other different asset classes.Investment trusts to buyPersonal Assets Trust (LSE: PNL) is an excellent example of the diversity of investment trusts. This firm was set up with the single goal of protecting and growing private investors’ capital over the long term. And management appears to be meeting this goal.The trust, which currently supports a dividend yield of 1.3%, has lost around 4.7% this year. However, the FTSE All-Share has lost around 30% over the same time frame. Personal Assets’ portfolio is stuffed full of defensive assets. The most significant position in the portfolio right now is gold. It makes up 9% of assets under management. Cash makes up 5%, and fixed-income securities make up around half of the portfolio.Are you looking for an investment trust to add to your Stocks and Shares ISA in this market crash? I think it might be worth taking a closer look.Henderson International Income TrustWith that dividend yield of just 1.3%, Personal Assets doesn’t offer much in the way of income. So investment trusts with an income focus could be the better option for income-seeking investors. Especially those with a long-term time horizon. I think Henderson International Income Trust (LSE: HINT) is a great option here.With a current dividend yield of 5%, Henderson’s income offering looks attractive in the current interest rate environment. It’s now dealing at a slight discount to net asset value. But historically, the trust has commanded a premium to net asset value.Some of the most attractive income stocks in the world feature in the portfolio. These include Microsoft and consumer goods giant Nestle. International equities make up almost all of the portfolio. Put simply, if you’re looking to buy a diversified international income stream, this could be one of the best investment trusts out there.Henderson Smaller Companies Investment TrustFor investors looking for exposure to fastest-growing small businesses, Henderson Smaller Companies (LSE: HSL) has an excellent track record of picking winning stocks.Investing in small growth companies is a risky business. Therefore, gaining exposure to the sector through investment trusts is a great way to reduce risk while profiting from company growth at the same time.Henderson has 105 different holdings in its portfolio. It charges an annual management fee of just 1.42%. On top of this, the trust supports a dividend yield of 2.6%. The distribution has risen every year since 2000. That’s nearly 20 years of consecutive dividend increases.Today, investors can buy this trust at a discount of 5% to net asset value. If you’re looking for a way to invest in small-cap growth businesses, without having to pay a hefty fee, Henderson’s offering appears to tick all the boxes. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in the Henderson International Income Trust, Henderson Smaller Companies Inv Trust and Personal Assets Trust. 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Three investment trusts I’d buy for my ISA in this market crash See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

On This Day: First Presidential Debate

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Hillary called Trump a racist. Trump said Hillary didn’t look like a president or have stamina. She spoke of hundreds of trips overseas as Secretary of State. Trump mad because of Hillary’s bombardment of ads against Trump. He said that was nasty and that he has spent very little money against her. Trump tried hard to dominate. Trump even tried to dominate the moderator. He claims mainstream media on Hillary’s side against him….Hahaha!! I guess I expected that top photo in black and white too. September 26, 2016 at 10:36 pm September 26, 2016 at 8:45 pm Hillary said she was shocked that Trump invited Putin of Russia to hack into American computers of the government. Trump make a ugly pucker with his lips when subject of Putin was brought up by Hillary. Hillary says she has a plan to beat ISIS and Trump rolled his eyes around. Hillary says Trump supported the invasion of Iraq, Trump denies it, Hillary said it is proven??? Hillary wants to continue to work with Muslim allies and NATO. Trump says working with them is just making a mess. 28 countries in NATO The got it wrong….Hillary in red, and Trump in a blue tie……what in the world??????? Reply Donald Trump sued twice by the Justice Department for racial injustice in his rentals of properties, so says Hillary. Trump says the lawsuits settled with no admitted guilt. Reply The Anatomy of Fear September 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm Mama Mia As a little school kid I looked up to JFK and thought he was the best! I remember sitting in the school room and the teacher leaving the room, and coming back in, and telling us that the President had been assassinated. We were like what is that? She explained that it meant he was killed by someone, and we all started asking why, and tears started running down our eyes. We followed our teacher down to the auditorium and watched the news from a small black and white tv upon a tall metal stand. Reply September 26, 2016 at 9:21 pm Reply The article talks about makeup and Nixon declined to wear makeup in his debates. Will Trump wear makeup like Hillary? If he does wear makeup, they better find some that is a pumpkin orange shade, and some pure white for under his eyes, so he will look like his normal self. Maybe they will slather so much makeup on Trump that he will look like Hillary. Mama Mia September 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm Reply Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 22 COMMENTS Mama Mia I am anxiously awaiting the presidential debate. I don’t know what to expect. Nobody does. Heard that Mark Cuban and Gennifer Flowers will be there. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia Reply September 26, 2016 at 10:23 pm Reply I am proud of Hillary for standing up to the bully. Makes me want to run out and buy myself a pant suit. Yes, a pants suit! Reply Mama Mia September 26, 2016 at 8:22 pm Reply If she wins she will be referred to as Madam President. If you don’t like that title, then you can still call her My Dam President! Mama Mia September 26, 2016 at 10:07 pm September 26, 2016 at 10:43 pm September 26, 2016 at 10:46 pm Reply On This Day in History: September 26th, 1960Kennedy and Nixon debateFrom The History ChannelFor the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates is shown on television. The presidential hopefuls, John F. Kennedy, a Democratic senator of Massachusetts, and Richard M. Nixon, the vice president of the United States, met in a Chicago studio to discuss U.S. domestic matters.Kennedy emerged the apparent winner from this first of four televised debates, partly owing to his greater ease before the camera than Nixon, who, unlike Kennedy, seemed nervous and declined to wear makeup. Nixon fared better in the second and third debates, and on October 21 the candidates met to discuss foreign affairs in their fourth and final debate. Less than three weeks later, on November 8, Kennedy won 49.7 percent of the popular vote in one of the closest presidential elections in U.S. history, surpassing by a fraction the 49.6 percent received by his Republican opponent.One year after leaving the vice presidency, Nixon returned to politics, winning the Republican nomination for governor of California. Although he lost the election, Nixon returned to the national stage in 1968 in a successful bid for the presidency. Like Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Nixon declined to debate his opponent in the 1968 presidential campaign. Televised presidential debates returned in 1976, and have been held in every presidential campaign since. Reply Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Trump is not a man of honor, he is a crook, Hillary is now sticking it to him for not paying his workers. Stuff like this is how he got rich! Paying no taxes on his millions and millions of income, while the little hard working guys pay too much for what little they make! Trump will not get my vote!center_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia Hillary said I prepared for this debate, and I will tell you something else I prepared to be President of the United States. Donald didn’t like that…..too bad. Reply Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Time for the big show……… Mama Mia Reply September 26, 2016 at 9:43 pm Reply Mama Mia September 26, 2016 at 9:38 pm Yes Hillary you go girl…..raise the taxes on the wealthy!!! Trump is showing his bully personality. All Trump cares about is making $$$ nothing else. To heck with the country just as long as he makes a big bucks. He needs to release his tax returns! Trump gets audited almost every year he says. Good! Obviously the authorities think his returns warrant a yearly audit!!! His tax attorney warns against releasing his tax returns…..of course, and we know why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hillary nails it on why he won’t release his tax returns….right on target!!!! September 26, 2016 at 10:20 pm Mama Mia Hillary is drilling Trump on his cavalier attitude toward nuclear weapons. She said someone of his temperament should not have his hand nowhere near the button to send a nuclear weapon. He doesn’t care if other countries have nuclear, and doesn’t care if they use them. He wants to use them himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mama Mia Hillary brought up that when Trump did show his tax returns to state authorities, in order to get a wanted casino license, they returns of several years of high income showed NO INCOME TAX PAID!!!!!!! September 26, 2016 at 10:48 pm Hillary is reassuring our allies that America’s word is good, and that we honor our treaties with our allies. Allies of ours worried about Trump, the madman. Trump says he wants to help allies but they are not paying us enough. Everything Trump thinks and breathes = money $$$$$$$$$. He keeps stressing he has business sense. Reply Mama Mia September 26, 2016 at 8:50 pm TAGSJohn F. KennedyPresidential DebateRichard M. NixonThe HIstory Channel Previous articleLocal Charity Making a DifferenceNext articleOn this day: Peace With Britain Begins Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here September 26, 2016 at 9:06 pm September 26, 2016 at 8:32 pm September 26, 2016 at 10:50 pm Mama Mia Trump getting upset and mad and ranting on and on about Hillary and the moderator saying Trump supported the invasion of Iraq and that it is proven fact. Trump getting mad and losing it…….Hillary laughing now! Now after his angry spell he is bragging about his temperament, that he has a great temperament, and that his temperament is better than Hillary. Hillary is amused. I love it! Mama Mia I just got a computer bleep and it said Trump and Hillary tied in the national polls…….. Mama Mia September 26, 2016 at 11:05 pm Who won the debate??????? Hahahahah…….It is official……Hillary!!! Go Hillary! Dump the Trump!!! Reply I expect Trump to act like a crude, rude, shock jock. Of course, his people have told him to cool it, and tone it down. Hillary says Trump has called women pigs, slobs, and she talked about a beauty contest where he referred to a women in the contest as Miss Piggy and a Latino woman in the beauty contest as a housewife……she said he referred to women’s pregnancy as an employer inconvenience. Trump no fan of equal pay for men and women. Reply Mama Mia September 26, 2016 at 10:28 pm Please enter your comment! Reply September 26, 2016 at 9:00 pm September 26, 2016 at 9:55 pmlast_img read more

New bus route eases commute to Denton

first_imgReddIt Facebook + posts Twitter Tobi Carter ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Linkedin Previous articleSouth Hills Fall Festival celebrates communityNext articleKinoMonda film series continues Wednesday Tobi Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printFort Worth residents can now take a day trip to Denton without worrying about parking.The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) has partnered with the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) to create the North Texas Xpress (NTX).[iframe src=”” width=”100%” height=”350″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”]Shawn Donaghy, The T chief operating officer and vice president, said that in order for a potential route to be implemented into a schedule, it has to meet some criteria.The four criteria that has to be met are economic development in the area, job creation, access to those jobs, and access to educational endeavors.“We think those four components are really the driver for how you create a successful route and maintain good community relations,” Donaghy said.He said the NTX route hits all four criteria.“This route is very unique in that it bridges the gap between two cities and two counties,” Donaghy said. “Both of which – at each end of the line – have some significant economic development occurring, especially in the Alliance area.”[iframe src=”” width=”100%” height=”166″ frameborder=”no” scrolling=”no”]Alliance is a mixed-use community north of Fort Worth. It consists of business space, housing developments, and the Fort Worth Alliance Airport.The route also connects the University of North Texas in Denton and Tarrant County College in Fort Worth.Commuter Chris Miller said he is grateful the route has opened. He moved his family to Fort Worth last December but works in Denton as an operation supervisor with DCTA.“Any time someone else is doing the driving, it frees you up to do things that you can do: read, relax, entertain yourself, study,” Miller said.Miller said that with less people driving, it’s less people on the interstate, so he is hopeful other drivers will begin using the NTX route.“That’s less carbon impact,” Miller said. “I hope other people become aware of it and utilize it.”The route follows Interstate Highway 35 north to get to Denton. It stops at Sixth Street and Throckmorton Street in downtown Fort Worth, the North Park and Ride in north FW, Alliance Heritage Parkway and Horizon Drive in Alliance, and ends at West University Drive and North Bonnie Brae Street in Denton.It runs roundtrips daily from 6:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.[iframe src=”″ width=”100%” height=”825″ frameborder=”0″ data-rid-id=”85749″] Fort Worth resident dedicates life to rescuing dogs Connections program gearing up for Class of 2020center_img Twitter Tobi Carter Tobi Carter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday New literacy initiative rolled out in Fort Worth ISD Local artist and TCU alum presents new exhibit Tobi Carter Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Tobi Carter Tobi is a senior journalism major from Lewisville, Texas. She works as the downtown Fort Worth multimedia reporter.last_img read more

NewsNow Election Edition: 12:02 a.m.

first_imgTCU 360 Staff ReddIt Linkedin TCU News Now 4/21/2021 TCU 360 Staff Pantone: Color of the year 2020 TCU 360 Staff TCU News Now 4/14/2021 TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Twitter printNewsNow anchor Marissa Stacy will be going live hourly with election updates throughout the night. Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Weekcenter_img Linkedin Facebook TCU 360 Staff + posts Twitter Previous articleSigma Kappa’s walk to end Alzheimer’sNext articleHoroscope: November 4, 2020: TCU 360 Staff PolitiFrog2020 ElectionsNews NowTCU News NowTCU News Now webcastTCU News Now weekly newscastNewsNow Election Edition: 12:02 a.m.By TCU 360 Staff – November 4, 2020 1243 ReddIt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU 360 Staff Facebook TCU News Now 4/28/2021 last_img read more

Shirlee Smith | Not Too Young to be Political

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your kids, the young ones, get to vote – well, sort of. If they’re the size to reach the practice voting machine and if they’ve got the strength to punch the ballot card with the little gadget, AND if you take ’em with you to polls, they’re well on their way to becoming responsible citizens.All of those irritating mailers flooding our mailboxes can be turned into teaching tools. Not that the message on any of them tells a story to be relied on; but they can be used to start a simple age-appropriate conversation and can be used to build a new kind of vocabulary.Most likely, words exposed to the household youngsters via the mailers won’t be used for communication with their age-similar friends.But then, friend vocabulary is most likely a set of words parents haven’t got a definition for. Turnabout here is fair game.Let’s not wait until the high school years when a civics class is where our kids learn about the process.How many of the following are elusive terms in our household: Democrat, Republican, Independent, Progressive, Libertarian, Conservative?Is there mystery surrounding State Senator, U.S. Senator, County Supervisor, State Assembly, U.S. Congress,?Then there are ballot initiatives, voter registration, primary and general election, party conventions and election day.Ah, election day, when the little ones get to vote on the practice machine which is not recommended for kids old enough not to be impressed with this exercise.Oh, is there an app/a game teaching young household members about the political process?Darn, my age is showing. I thought conversation, creative game-playing with words, mailers and a trip to the polling place with Mom or Dad could work wonders for the 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Shirlee Smith is a former Pasadena Star-News Opinion Columnist. She is a Los Angeles Press Club first place awardee and author of They’re Your Kids, Not Your Friends and the Spanish edition, “Son Tus Hijos, No Tus Amigos.” Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty SHIRLEE SMITH,Columnist Shirlee Smith | Not Too Young to be Political By SHIRLEE SMITH Published on Sunday, May 29, 2016 | 2:28 pm Subscribe More Cool Stuff Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

In Defense of the CFPB

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / In Defense of the CFPB Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago March 31, 2017 1,450 Views Tagged with: CFPB court Regulation in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily CFPB court Regulation 2017-03-31 Seth Welborn About Author: Seth Welborn Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago On Friday, several consumer rights groups, legal scholars, and members of Congress submitted amicus briefs to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case PHH Corporation v. CFPB, in support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). With the CFPB’s constitutionality being called into question, many groups seek the defend the Bureau against a possible restructuring by the Trump administration.“These politicized and misleading attacks against the CFPB, orchestrated by the Trump Administration and their allies in Congress, come at the expense of hardworking Americans who have been deceived by companies and would rather not play by the rules,” said Tamara Draut, VP of Policy and Research at Demos. “In the CFPB’s short history, it has returned hundreds of millions of dollars to millions of Americans; Demos is proud to support and defend the CFPB from these meritless attacks. The CFPB’s non-partisan and independent structure is critical to achieving the agency’s core mission–to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive practices and ensure companies are held accountable if they break the law.”Previously, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Financial Regulations held a hearing on the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Subcommittee Chairwoman Ann Wagner’s statement highlighted the problems with the CFPB that she and the other Republican members see as representative of Washington as a whole.“For the past eight years, the American people under the Obama administration have grown complacent with the unchecked power emanating from Washington and its complete disregard for the Constitution. From healthcare, to energy, to financial services, Washington has worked to plan every aspect of your life and decide what’s best for you,” said Wagner. “Now, more than ever, we have a new obligation to examine the checks and balances of our federal government and ensure that our constitution is reflected by it. It’s time to bring accountability back to Washington for we the people. Nothing embodies the Washington knows best mindset than the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.”The Constitutional Accountability Center, on behalf of current and former members of Congress, including current members Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Representative Maxine Walters (D-CA), and former members Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Representative Barney Frank (D-M), submitted an amicus brief defending the CFPB’s controversial single-director structure.“In short, as amici well know, the Bureau’s single-director structure was a considered choice, maintained in the face of vocal opposition during months of debate over the legislation that became Dodd-Frank.  Exercising the discretion afforded to it by the Constitution, Congress determined that this structure would best enable the CFPB to ‘keep pace with the changing financial system’ and thus avert another devastating regulatory failure. . .  Congress had every right to make that choice.”The Hon. Ted Olson, lead counsel in PHH vs. CFPB, previously discussed the constitutionality of the bureau. Referring to the CFPB, Olson said “However tempting it might be to invent new and complex government structures in the interest of accomplishing some presumed efficiency, we abandon the carefully calibrated structure of the Constitution at our peril.”center_img Previous: Seattle Reigns as Most Affordable Tech Hub Next: Wells Fargo Litigation Moves Forward Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago In Defense of the CFPB Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Michaela trial hears claims of police brutality as admission statement is withdrawn

first_imgNewsx Adverts Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous article120,000 euro of funding confirmed for Gola Island Pier repairNext articleGardai examine files at County House as part of expenses investigation News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Michaela trial hears claims of police brutality as admission statement is withdrawn The trial of two men charged with murdering Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius has this morning heard claims that one of the two accussed, 30-year-old Avinash Treebhowoon, was the victim of police brutality.He had made a statement admitting involvement in the killing of the 27 year old Tyrone native, but his legal team said this morning that statement was being withdrawn because he had been seriously assaulted by police. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook By News Highland – May 24, 2012 Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

Kerala HC Stays Munsiff-Magistrate Notification On Prima Facie Finding That It Excluded EWS Reservation [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Stays Munsiff-Magistrate Notification On Prima Facie Finding That It Excluded EWS Reservation [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 July 2020 8:37 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Wednesday stayed a HC notification dated June 20, 2020 inviting applications for appointment to the post of Munsiff Magistrate, on the prima facie finding that the it excluded Economically Weaker Section (EWS) from the category of reservation. After going through the grounds taken by the writ petitioner and since no instructions were forthcoming from…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 Kerala High Court on Wednesday stayed a HC notification dated June 20, 2020 inviting applications for appointment to the post of Munsiff Magistrate, on the prima facie finding that the it excluded Economically Weaker Section (EWS) from the category of reservation. After going through the grounds taken by the writ petitioner and since no instructions were forthcoming from the Respondents, the bench of Justice CS Dias ordered that step one process of the notification shall not be concluded, until the next date of hearing. The Petitioners, Ramya AK, Majo CJ and Vishnu P Nair, practicing lawyers in the State and claiming to be potential beneficiaries under the EWS quota, had approached the High Court stating that the Respondent had failed to earmark the category of EWS from the reservation head of the notification. They had contended that 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the economically weaker section in the general category is mandatory in terms of Article 15(6) and 16(6) of the Constitution, as inserted by way of 103rd Amendment Act. “The conferment of power to the ‘State’ by the constitution under Article 15(6) and Article 16(6) to make any provision in favor of economically weaker section is with a view to achieve the goal of equality before law or equal protection of law as enshrined in Article 14 of the constitution of India. By excluding EWS from the category of reservation in Ext P1 notification, the 1st respondent had violated the fundamental rights of the petitioners as inherited from Article 14, 15 and 16 of the constitution of India,” the plea states. The Petitioners had further pointed out that the impugned notification was also in derogation of the office memorandum issued by the General Administration (Coordination) Department of State of Kerala, whereby EWS, who are not covered under the existing scheme of reservations, fall within the category of reservation. On being pima facie satisfied that the Respondent is going ahead with the impugned notification excluding economic weaker sections from the zone of reservation and the last date for closure of step one process (i.e., deadline for submission of application forms) is on July 22, 2020, i.e. today, the High Court stayed the last date till the next date of hearing, i.e. August 4, 2020. In the interregnum, the bench has asked the Respondents to file their counter affidavit. Case Details: Case Title: Ramya AK & Ors. v. Kerala HC Case No.: WP (C) No. 14187/2020 Quorum: Justice CS Dias Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe 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

Depute Young And Fit Police Officials And Not Overweight Officials So Accused Do Not Escape During Police Raids: P&H HC To State ADGP [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDepute Young And Fit Police Officials And Not Overweight Officials So Accused Do Not Escape During Police Raids: P&H HC To State ADGP [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay12 Oct 2020 6:35 AMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday (08th October) expressed its concern over some of the cases under the NDPS Act and the majority of cases under the Excise Act, that on seeing the police party, the accused managed to run away from the spot.The Bench of Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan directed the Additional Director-General of Police, Bureau of Investigation, Punjab to not depute…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 Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday (08th October) expressed its concern over some of the cases under the NDPS Act and the majority of cases under the Excise Act, that on seeing the police party, the accused managed to run away from the spot.The Bench of Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan directed the Additional Director-General of Police, Bureau of Investigation, Punjab to not depute such police officials to nab the accused, especially those who are overweight and unable to run and who have failed to nab the accused at the spot on previous occasions.The Bench further stated,”It has been noticed in some of the cases under the NDPS Act and the majority of cases under the Excise Act that on seeing the police party, the accused managed to run away from the spot and in some cases, it has been noticed that on the basis of secret information, while raiding the house of the accused person, he jumped from the roof or scaled the wall and police party consisting of 4-5 persons failed to arrest him.”Matter before the CourtNotably, the Bench was hearing an anticipatory bail application in connection with FIR No.172 dated 16.09.2020 under Section 15 of NDPS Act, registered at Police Station Nihal Singh Wala, District Moga.As per the allegations in the FIR, the police party saw a person coming on the feet, carrying a plastic bag and on seeing the police party, he threw the bag and ran away from the spot.It was also submitted that the petitioner is a man aged about 45 years and the police party comprised of a number of officials, despite that, the petitioner managed to escape and the police party was not able to catch him.After hearing the counsel for the parties and considering the fact that the petitioner was not involved in any other case; he is a man of middle age about 45 years and despite the presence of 4-5 police officials, he managed to run away from the spot, raises a doubt about the incident, the petition was allowed and the petitioner was granted anticipatory bail subject to the conditions envisaged under Section 438 (2) Cr.P.C.Court’s DirectionsFurther, the Additional Director General of Police, Bureau of Investigation, Punjab was directed to collect such FIRs mainly under the Excise Act, where the accused ran away from the spot in presence of the police party and try to find out the reasons as to why in the number of FIRs, the same thing is happening.The Additional Director General of Police, Bureau of Investigation, Punjab was further directed not to depute such police officials especially those who are overweight and unable to run and who have failed to nab the accused at the spot, in the investigation of such cases despite the fact that the accused persons are either of middle age and even older person, as it is noticed in a number of cases.Thereafter, the Court also directed that the physical fitness test of all the police officials, who failed to arrest the accused person, be conducted at the Police Training Academies in presence of a team of doctors and if need be, all these police officials be deputed for the physical training session of three months to make them physically fit for conducting the raid or in the alternative, the Additional Director General of Police, Bureau of Investigation, Punjab will explore the possibility of deputing young and fit officials, where the raid under the Excise Act is to be conducted.The report of the ADGP, Bureau of Investigation, Punjab was directed to be submitted before the Registrar General of this Court within a period of three months from the date of the order.Notably, the Punjab & Haryana High Court had recently observed that almost in all cases under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act, 1957 and the Punjab Excise Act, 1914 which come before the Court (regarding conducting of the raid by the Punjab Police on the basis of secret information), the offenders were alleged to have fled from the spot at the time of the raid.The Bench of Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi had further observed that “this coincidence in all such cases is very strange” and that it is “suggestive of either leakage of information regarding the raid to the offender by some police officer/official or manipulation of record by the police officers/officials conducting the raid who allow the offenders to escape or inefficiency of the raiding police officers/officials in suffering escape of the offenders despite their empowerment by law to use reasonable force for preventing such escape.” (Emphasis supplied)Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Commission holds public hearing

first_img You Might Like Smart911 system goes live After months of preparation, Pike County 911’s new Smart911 system is officially live. The system is a one-stop shop for… read more Print Article Pike County Administrator Harry Sanders reported that the total Pike County portion for the PATS Program will now carry a price tag of about $97,000. Commissioner Russell Johnson asked the initial cost of the service. The cost was reported at $25,000.The Commission voted in favor of an added position in the Revenue Commission office and also the creation of new job description. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Commission holds public hearing Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Tuesday, June 13, 2017 By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img The Pike County Commission held a public hearing Monday night to receive input from county residents regarding the commission’s application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA).  The proposed grant would be for the paving of County Road 2256 south of Troy and Country Road 7749 north of Troy.Resident Cornelia Wood expressed a need for the road improvements to County Road 7749. Wood said the patching of holes in the road is not working.“I backed out of my drive one morning and hit a hole and knocked something out from under my car,” she said. “The road needs to be fixed.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Mary McClure of McClure Town said not only is County Road 7749 in poor condition, it’s also an embarrassment when visitors come.“We have family reunions and relatives come in fine cars and do you know how we feel?” she said. “We have a community church on road and there are 25 to 30 homes on the road, do you know how we feel?”She asked the commissioners to seriously consider the plight of those who live on country road that are need of not just patching, paving.Ashton Estes, ADECA director of Community and Economic Development, said the combined total cost of both paving projects would be $350,000. A survey would have to be conducted to determine whether at least 50 percent of the residents of the areas are low to moderate income, which is a requirement for the grant.Following the public hearing, the County Commission went into its regular meeting with new and current business on the agenda. Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration County Engineer Russell Oliver said his department had no items that required action. However, Oliver did report that Pike County is included in a three-day field training program for the operators of motor graders, which is offered by the Association of County Commissioners of Alabama.“The training class will be conducted this week on County Road 7724,” Oliver said. “We are proud to be the host site for this training program.”Pike County EMA director Jeanna Barnes reported that Pike County’s new Smart911 system is alive. Barnes said the system is a one-stop shop for residents to enter information that could be crucial to first responders in emergency situations.Signup for the service is free and voluntary and the amount of information each resident gives and receives from the 911 center is almost entirely up to each person. Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more