3 UK dividend shares that could pay me a yield above 6%

first_img Image source: Getty Images. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings and Lloyds Banking Group. 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.center_img I’m always on the lookout for ways to make my money work harder than it already does. So if my UK dividend shares are giving me a yield of 3%, then I’ve got one eye on other stocks that are offering higher yields.I need to be careful, as dividend yields change all the time and I could get caught out by switching. Also, yields aren’t everything as a high yield can be a danger sign, while The Motley Fool way is to buy and hold for the long term.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…But recently, several shares with yields above 6% have caught my eye. In a low-interest-rate environment, this is worth looking into.Stock options within financeOne industry that holds opportunities for me is financial services. Two examples are Standard Life Aberdeen and M&G, with dividend yields of 6.84% and 9.8% respectively.Standard Life is an investment management company and is the UK’s largest listed fund manager. M&G operates in a lot of the same areas. Both saw a hit to profitability last year that drove their share prices down, but both also decided to continue with dividend payouts.The main reason for reduced profits was lower fee-based revenue from the assets held under management (AUM). Due to the stock market crash in March, some investors decided to pull their money from funds and hold it in cash instead.For example, M&G saw an outflow of client funds amounting to £4.1bn in H1. Even though Standard Life saw a slight inflow during this period, it had to write down the value of goodwill and other asset value, causing an accounting loss. The main risk is that AUM continues to fall in 2021 if we see another stock market crash.Even with this risk, I think both of the companies could offer me value. The bounce-back in the stock market in the second half of 2020 should reflect inflows in the upcoming full-year results. Both companies also have strong liquidity and the needed regulatory capital levels to ride out another crash. Alternative UK dividend sharesI also see other sectors as appealing at the moment. British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) is a good example. The dividend yield sits at 7.81%. Again, the fact that the share price is down 21% over the past year is one reason why the yield of this dividend share is above average.I’d be careful here due to the nature of the industry. Even though BATS is aiming for £5bn worth of revenue from “New Category” products such as vapes by 2025, the decline in traditional tobacco products could snowball before then. The business could also be hit following the rise in popularity of ESG investing. A tobacco company is unlikely to be included in any basket representing ethical investing.If I exclude this and look at the stock purely as a dividend share though, income seems likely to continue. Interest cover on debt is around 7, and the dividend cover itself is around 1.5. Both figures should enable it to be in a strong enough liquidity position to pay out income in the near term.Overall, there are several UK dividend shares offering yields above 6%. Dividend yields are backward-looking, so I need to remember that these are not guaranteed. If they are maintained, then it offers me good income in the low-interest-rate world. 3 UK dividend shares that could pay me a yield above 6% Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 | More on: BATS See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

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Should I buy Darktrace shares at the current price?

first_img Image source: Getty Images Nadia Yaqub | Wednesday, 19th May, 2021 | More on: DARK Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Should I buy Darktrace shares at the current price? Darktrace (LSE: DARK) shares made their debut recently through an Initial Public Offering (IPO). The stock listed at an IPO price of 250p and is currently trading at 353p. That’s an investment return of over 40% so far.In December, I highlighted that Darktrace’s flotation was likely to happen. Now that it has, would I buy the shares? My rule of thumb, is to adopt a wait-and-see approach especially when a company has just come to market.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 is to let the euphoria surrounding the stock settle. I certainly don’t want to overpay. I’m doing the same for Darktrace shares and am keeping them on my watch list for now.Darktrace: an overviewIn a nutshell, Darktrace is a cybersecurity firm that uses artificial intelligence (AI). The tech company was founded in Cambridge in the UK in 2013 out of a collaboration of cyber experts from various government intelligence backgrounds and mathematicians.Darktrace’s key offering is its Cyber AI Platform. This technology can self-learn, identify and autonomously respond to any cyber threats in real-time.This all sounds impressive and it’s no wonder that the company has grown phenomenally since its humble beginnings. Darktrace now has 4,700 customers in over 100 countries and has more than 1,500 employees.Bull caseLet me be frank. Any company with an online presence, which includes the vast majority, should be concerned about cybersecurity. It’s a rapidly growing industry and this should act as a tailwind for Darktrace shares.This is certainly reflected in the company’s journey so far. I think it’s impressive that Darktrace has managed to launch and successfully float on the London stock market in less than 10 years.The growth rate in sales in the last few years has been staggering. Revenue increased from $79.4m in 2018 to $137m in 2019 and $199.1m in 2020. This is an increase of 72.5% and 45.3% respectively. I expect this to continue given the high demand for cybersecurity products.Bear caseWhile sales have been increasing, I’ve some concerns regarding Darktrace shares. The first is that the tech firm has been unprofitable for the last few years. It booked a net loss of $42.5m in 2018, $34.7m in 2019 and $28.7m last year.Although the net loss is reducing as the company is scaling up, I don’t expect Darktrace to become profitable any time soon. This could weigh on the share price going forward.Also, tech firms need to spend capital on research and development (R&D). Darktrace needs to innovate on the product front, otherwise it will be left behind its competitors. For now the proceeds from the IPO will fund this. But further spend on R&D is expected and could set back the company’s road to profitability in the future.My other concern is that Darktrace received funding from Mike Lynch, who’s still an investor. He’s currently fighting extradition to stand trial in the US on various criminal charges. This could result in significant damage to Darktrace’s reputation and may impact the stock if there’s a negative outcome.My viewI think cybersecurity is a growing industry but I’ll only be watching Darktrace shares for now. I’m waiting to see what happens with Lynch and if there are any repercussions for the company. I’d also like the firm to give an update on how trading has been.center_img See all posts by Nadia Yaqub 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! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Nadia Yaqub 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.last_img read more

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S-House / Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

first_img Houses CopyAbout this officeYuusuke Karasawa ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChichibuIcebergJapanPublished on August 31, 2019Cite: “S-House / Yuusuke Karasawa Architects” 30 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?S 住宅,层层交错打造“零”界空间 / 柄泽祐辅建筑设计事务所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 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/558859/s-house-yuusuke-karasawa-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Koichi Torimura S-House / Yuusuke Karasawa ArchitectsSave this projectSaveS-House / Yuusuke Karasawa Architects Save this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 43Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Area:  104 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/558859/s-house-yuusuke-karasawa-architects Clipboard General Contractor: center_img Year:  Architects: Yuusuke Karasawa Architects Area Area of this architecture project O’hara Architectural and Construction.Ltd, Akira Ohara, Satoshi Kikuch Structural Engineering:Alan Burden, Hiroaki InukaiSite Area:89 sqmArchitect In Charge:Yuusuke KarasawaCity:ChichibuCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. The project is a small house built in a residential area near Omiya station in Saitama. Two 50m2 floors are cross over in two levels on a site that measures around 100 m2. Each level is quartered, two opposing floors of which are elevated. The eaves surrounded at the middle of the ceiling height of the other two floors intertwine with the elevated floors, creating a space characterized by a complex network. The elevated floors of the two levels continue to a diagonal wall, as well as to the floors above.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe floors branch out again to continue above, staggering against the exterior eaves to compose a uniquely intricate elevation. This complicated structural logic is applied not just in the elevation but throughout the interior space as well, where the floors themselves entwine diagonally, with a void that looks out to the opposing space created at the center of this complicated floor.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraAlthough this opposing space seen from the void appears to continue visually, one can only arrive at it by traveling through the complicated levels, and taking a drastic detour after moving to a different floor. While visually adjacent, the flow is one that requires a long traveling distance.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe commonly understood three dimensional depth and the sense of distance are being disturbed, creating architectural spaces where various distances become complicated, much like what is happening in infospheres like the internet. This architecture realizes such network–type spaces, where various distances become increasingly complex, as a “network of complex levels” in which multiple levels are networked and layered over one another.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraOur hope is that this complex, layered network space will become a new architectural form that captures the various activities borne out of today’s informational society, where diversity and order are being demanded at the same time.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraOriginally published on 21 October, 2014.Project gallerySee allShow lessFolding Courtyard / ARCHSTUDIOSelected ProjectsBeniya Mukayu Byakuroku / Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama + AMORPHESelected Projects Share S-House / Yuusuke Karasawa Architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Chichibu, Japan Photographs Japan Projectslast_img read more

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No Perfect Pitch – HR event tomorrow

first_img Since UK Fundraising has had a couple of queries today, this is confirmation that the Perfect Pitch – HR event that was due to take place tomorrow (Tuesday) has been cancelled. 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.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 26 March 2006 | News No Perfect Pitch – HR event tomorrowlast_img read more

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Comprehensive Healthcare Platform Launches to Provide Hands-On Care, Virtually

first_imgLocal News WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Driven by the mission of providing a healthier approach to healthcare, Alanté ™ is launching a fully integrated virtual healthcare solution. Today’s announcement comes as the company and its spectrum of services emerge from stealth mode. CEO Mark Hansen wants to motivate and empower Alanté patients around the country with his new offering. “Our goal is to educate patients, provide a higher quality of care and, above all, achieve a better quality of life for patients,” he said. “Our spectrum of services allows us to create a better experience for everyone, and the fact that we’ve made it simple to use means it can be used by anyone.” Targeted to physicians and other caregivers who deal with aging and chronic health conditions, the all-in-one platform includes:Personal Health RecordTelehealth/TelemedicineChronic Care ManagementRemote Patient MonitoringPalliative Care The company’s healthcare coordinators assist patients with collecting, maintaining and sharing health records across different healthcare providers using its platform, which is a simplistic interface used on devices such as tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktop computers. Alanté complies with HIPAA, ensuring patient and provider privacy. Doctors and patients alike have had to rethink their view of virtual medicine. Chronically ill populations, seniors and professionals who provide care are especially reliant on digital healthcare solutions, but typically must navigate their way among multiple technologies, patching together different healthcare systems. Coordinating with other specialists and sharing just-in-time insights across practices can also be daunting. An Accenture study recently revealed that 55 percent of consumers want a “trusted healthcare professional who works closely with me to manage my wellness.” The Alanté platform uses technology to deliver that quality of care, driving down expenses and streamlining communications. Alanté is operational, and will enroll selected physicians to begin serving patients in specific regions of the country, such as Arizona, Washington and Oregon. The company plans to enlist physicians nationwide. About Alanté ™ Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Alanté is an integrated virtual healthcare solution built to enrich the patient/physician relationship using a spectrum of services. Alanté officially launched in 2021 as a part of established operations that are centered on the administration and operation of senior care and skilled-nursing facilities, with an overall goal of improving continuity of care while focusing on the best outcomes for all. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005671/en/ CONTACT: Jamie Ioos Phone: 602.320.2398 Email:[email protected] KEYWORD: ARIZONA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: NURSING SENIORS HOSPITALS PRACTICE MANAGEMENT OTHER HEALTH MANAGED CARE HEALTH CONSUMER GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Alanté Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 11:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 11:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005671/en TAGS  Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Comprehensive Healthcare Platform Launches to Provide Hands-On Care, Virtually Twitter Previous articleTekce Overseas: “Bitcoin Peaked, Profit Realized in Real Estate”Next articleHuman rights, COVID at issue 1 year before Beijing Olympics Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Breaking: Supreme Court To Hear Param Bir Singh’s Plea Seeking CBI Probe Against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Desmukh Tomorrow

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: Supreme Court To Hear Param Bir Singh’s Plea Seeking CBI Probe Against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Desmukh Tomorrow LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 March 2021 5:19 AMShare This – xA Supreme Court bench comprising of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Subhash Reddy will hear tomorrow the petition filed by Former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh seeking CBI investigation in the alleged corrupt malpractices of Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra.Singh, who was shunted out as Mumbai Police Commissioner in the wake of Antilia bomb scare case, has…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?LoginA Supreme Court bench comprising of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Subhash Reddy will hear tomorrow the petition filed by Former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh seeking CBI investigation in the alleged corrupt malpractices of Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra.Singh, who was shunted out as Mumbai Police Commissioner in the wake of Antilia bomb scare case, has also challenged the Government’s Order transferring him from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner.The cop’s explosive letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackarey raising allegations against Deshmukh, which found its way to the press on Saturday, has put the Maha Vikas Agadi government in a spot.Singh has submitted in the petition that Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had been holding meetings in February, 2021 at his residence with police officers including Sachin Vaze of Crime Intelligence Unit, Mumbai and Shri Sanjay Patil, ACP Social Service Branch, Mumbai, bypassing their seniors and had instructed them that he had a target to accumulate Rs. 100 crores every month and had directed to collect money from various establishments and other sources.”It is reliably learnt that on or about 24th/25th August 2020, one Rashmi Shukla, the Commissioner Intelligence, State Intelligence Department had brought to the notice of the Director General of Police, who in turn brought it to the knowledge of the Addl Chief Secretary Home Department, Government of Maharashtra about corrupt malpractices in postings / transfers by Shri Anil Deshmukh based on telephonic interception”, the plea says..Singh has alleged that Anil Deshmukh had been interfering in various investigations and was instructing the police officers to conduct the same in a particular manner as desired by him.”Each such act of Shri Anil Deshmukh in abuse of the official position of the Home Minister, whether in calling and directly instructing the police officers of lower rank such as Shri Vaze or Shri Patil for his malicious intent of extorting money from establishments across Mumbai and from other sources, or whether in interfering in the investigations & directing the same to be conducted in a particular manner, or whether indulging in corrupt malpractices in posting / transfers of officers, cannot be countenanced or justified in any democratic State. Fair CBI investigation is thus warranted in each of such acts of Shri Anil Deshmukh in abuse of the official position of the Home Minister”.It is also submitted that he had brought the aforesaid fact in the knowledge of the senior leaders and the Chief Minister of the Government of Maharashtra. Immediately thereafter, on 17.03.2021 an Order vide Notification of the Home Department bearing no. IPS-2021/Vol.No.107/Pol-1 was issued, by virtue of which, the Petitioner herein was transferred from the post of the Police Commissioner of Mumbai to the Home Guard Department in an arbitrary and illegal manner without the completion of the minimum fixed tenure of two years.The transfer of the petitioner in the aforesaid circumstances is for reasons smeared with malice. Such transfer followed by adverse media publicity by said Shri Anil Deshmukh, is in violation of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, in teeth of the law laid down in T.S.R. Subramanian v. Union of India, reported in (2013) 15 SCC 732, and in clear non-compliance with the provisions of Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954 as amended in 2014. Further, the transfer of the Petitioner is also contrary to the law laid down in T.P. Senkumar v. Union of India, reported in (2017) 6 SCC 801 wherein it was held that transfer of an officer from a sensitive tenure post requires serious consideration and good reasons that can be tested.Petitioner submitted that he is being merely made a scapegoat in the entire episode relating to Antilia bomb scare with oblique purposes and sinister motives, merely on speculations, conjectures and surmises.The decision to transfer the Petitioner from his posting as the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai is more of a political move with oblique purposes and sinister motives. It is submitted that the Petitioner was leading various important investigations and was at the cusp of unearthing startling discoveries.Singh submitted that the Government of Maharashtra has already withdrawn consent for CBI investigations into the offences within the State of Maharashtra. Therefore, there is no other equally efficacious and expedient remedy save and except seeking such directions the writ petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India. 
Prayers(a) Issue a writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ, order or direction directing the Respondent No. 2 Central Bureau of Investigation to immediately conduct unbiased, uninfluenced, impartial and fair investigation in the various corrupt malpractices of Shri Anil Deshmukh, the Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra;(b) Issue any appropriate writ, order or direction to quash and set aside the Order concerning the transfer of the Petitioner from the post of Police Commissioner, Mumbai as illegal and arbitrary, in violation of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, for each of the grounds namely for being without the completion of the minimum fixed tenure of two years in teeth of the law laid down in T.S.R. Subramanian v. Union of India, reported in (2013) 15 SCC 732, in clear non-compliance with the provisions of Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954 as amended in 2014, and being contrary to the law laid down in T.P. Senkumar v. Union of India, reported in (2017) 6 SCC 801 wherein it was held that transfer of an officer from a sensitive tenure post requires serious consideration and good reasons that can be tested;(c) Issue appropriate orders or directions to safeguard the petitioner from any further coercive steps apprehended in the retaliation for laying bare the corrupt malpractices of Shri Anil Deshmukh, the Home Minister of the Government of Maharashtra;The Writ Petition has been filed through Abhinay, Advocate on Record and is drawn by Advocate Utsav Trivedi of TAS Law.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

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ALONE launch national support line following Coronavirus outbreak

first_img Twitter ALONE launch national support line following Coronavirus outbreak Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – March 8, 2020 WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has announced the launch of a national support line and additional supports for older people.ALONE is working in collaboration with the Department of Health and the HSE to support older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of Coronavirus in Ireland.The supports offered include a new national support line launching tomorrow and additional outreach and coordinated support.Professional staff will be available to answer queries regarding COVID-19 and give advice and reassurance where necessary.The support line will be open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024Sean Moynihan is CEO of ALONE:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/moynihan-virus6pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleYoung Donegal MMA star signs with SBGNext articleCockhill head to Longford for EA Sports Cup clash – Gavin Cullen News Highland Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

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Legacy and Emerging Persistent Organic Pollutants in Antarctic Benthic Invertebrates near Rothera Point, Western Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgThe levels of pollutants in polar regions is gaining progressively more attention from the science community. This is especially so for pollutants that persist in the environment and can reach polar latitudes via a wide range of routes, such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). In this study samples of Antarctic marine benthic organisms were analysed for legacy and emerging POPs to comprehensively assess the current POPs concentrations in Antarctic benthos and infer the potential sources of the pollutants. Specimens of 5 different benthic invertebrate species were collected in 2 distinct locations near the Rothera Research station (67°35’8″S and 68°7’59″W). Any impact of the nearby Rothera Station as a local source of pollution appeared to be negligible. The most abundant chemicals detected were HCB and BDE-209, reaching the highest concentrations in limpets and urchins, followed by sea stars, ascidians and sea cucumbers. The relative congener patterns of PCBs and PBDEs were almost the same in all species. Some chemicals (e.g. Heptachlor, Oxychlordane and Mirex) were detected in the Antarctic invertebrates for the first time. Statistical methods revealed that the distribution of the POPs is not only driven by the feeding traits of the species, but also by the physico-chemical properties of the individual compounds. Benthic invertebrates are excellent indicators of the contaminant patterns of inshore Antarctic ecosystems.last_img read more

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Mayor Bhalla to host an Iftar dinner at the Monte San…

first_imgSincerely,Ravi S. BhallaMayor, City of Hoboken Dear Editor:With its efforts to ban Muslims from entering our country, it comes as no surprise that the Trump Administration has made many Muslim people feel unwelcome here. So when I was approached about hosting an Iftar dinner as mayor of our great city, it got me thinking about Hoboken’s history.Hoboken’s largest influx of Italian immigrants arrived in the early 1920s, but it took two decades until Hoboken’s Italian-American community had any political representation in City Hall. The Johnson-Reed Act, also known as the Immigration Act of 1924, drastically limited the number of Italian immigrants that were allowed to enter the United States and caused immigration from Italy to rapidly decline. In fact, in the early 20th century, Italian-Americans faced so much discrimination in our region that Frank Sinatra’s own father, Anthony Martin Sinatra, had to change his name to Marty O’Brien in order to be able to compete as a professional boxer.Just as the Trump Administration’s immigration policies cause Muslims to be excluded because of their identity, three generations ago, Italians faced very similar xenophobia. And as is the case today with Muslims seeking entry to our nation, the vast majority of Italian people came to the United States in pursuit of a better life for their families, or because they were fleeing persecution.During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims end their daily fast at sunset with an Iftar dinner. Iftar dinners are often observed as a community. Given our long history as a city of immigrants, when Atif Qadir, a Muslim Hoboken resident, asked me about organizing an Iftar dinner in Hoboken, the Monte San Giacomo Club at 531 Adams St. was the first place that came to mind. I called one of the club’s members, Luigi Percontino and, without hesitating, the club graciously agreed to host this dinner to welcome Muslim residents in Hoboken.It is a great honor to serve as the Mayor of a city where an older immigrant community would so warmly welcome a new one. At our gathering on Saturday June 30, a long table was blessed with a traditional Italian meal, residents of diverse backgrounds, and halal dishes. To quote our city’s favorite son, Frank Sinatra, “That’s America to me.”last_img read more

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GSAS Dean Allan Brandt to step down

first_imgAllan M. Brandt, who pioneered a new approach to curricular development with the launch of the Graduate Seminars in General Education, led a transformation in admissions practices that resulted in the enrollment of a record number of minority students, and shepherded Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) through the recent fiscal downturn, announced Wednesday that he will step down as GSAS dean this spring owing to health considerations, following a recently diagnosed illness. He plans to return to the faculty when his treatment is concluded.“It has been a truly great honor to serve in this role, to work with the remarkable staff of the Graduate School, our talented alumni, and our exceptional faculty and students,” Brandt said, in a message to GSAS staff. “I have found a deep sense of satisfaction and pride in leading this Graduate School since 2008, and I have been tremendously rewarded by my connection to all of you, and to our important work. I will greatly look forward to my return to the faculty and re-engaging in the critically important work of graduate education.”“In a period marked by dramatic change across the Harvard community, Allan Brandt distinguished himself as a dedicated leader of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and as an eloquent voice in support of the University’s highest intellectual aspirations,” President Drew Faust said. “His innovative work on pedagogy, support for teaching and learning, and steadfast leadership through fiscal challenges will continue to be felt by students, faculty, and staff across Harvard. I am deeply grateful for his service, and wish him a speedy and full recovery.”In a message to many in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) community announcing Brandt’s departure, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said Brandt has overseen a period of unprecedented change and growth that transformed nearly all facets of the Graduate School.Since being appointed in 2008, Brandt has overseen five GSAS admission cycles, during which application totals have risen steadily. Under his leadership, the Graduate School also committed itself to increasing diversity in its Ph.D. programs. Changes in recruitment, admission, and retention efforts last year resulted in the most successful yield of admitted minority students, and a 23 percent jump in applications this year.Once students arrive on campus, Brandt has been instrumental in enhancing their experience at Harvard through efforts to adopt best practices in graduate advising and mentoring, through increases to the funding package offered to graduate students, and through the creation of programs that help graduate students navigate a challenging academic job market by developing pathways for Ph.D.s in industry and policymaking as well as the academy.In addition to efforts to bring graduate students into the curricular development process through the Graduate Seminars in General Education, Smith said, Brandt was instrumental in increasing support for graduate student teaching through innovative course work at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Such programs have helped graduate students continue to play a critical role in sustaining Harvard’s academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level.“In addition to being a medical historian of international standing, Allan has been a truly remarkable dean for our Graduate School,” Smith said. “I feel privileged to have worked alongside Allan for the past four years. Please join me in thanking Allan for his service to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and for stewarding our Graduate School with such discerning vision and far-reaching dedication.”“Dean Brandt was incredibly attuned to the challenges that graduate students face,” said Benjamin Woodring, a Ph.D. candidate in English. “I worked with him on a variety of issues as president of the Graduate Student Council, and he was always receptive to our concerns and willing to help us think about how to advance them. His dedication to strong mentoring practices at the graduate level made a qualitative difference in the way many of us have experienced our graduate programs.“Dean Brandt also inspired students to think expansively about the potential of the work we’re doing at Harvard,” Woodring added. “He made us believe in the impact our work could have on the world — and in the crucial importance of the mission we’re all engaged in.”Richard Tarrant, the Pope Professor of the Latin Language and Literature, will serve as interim dean while the search for Brandt’s replacement takes place. Tarrant previously served as acting dean from 1995 to 1996.Richard Tarrant, the Pope Professor of the Latin Language and Literature, will serve as interim dean while the search for Brandt’s replacement takes place. Tarrant previously served as acting dean from 1995 to 1996. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer“Allan Brandt has led the Graduate School with commitment, imagination, and boundless energy, and it saddens me to be standing in for him under difficult circumstances,” Tarrant said. “I wish him all the very best for his treatment and recovery. I am deeply grateful to Allan and to Dean Smith for the trust they have placed in me, and I look forward to working with Administrative Dean Margot Gill and the outstanding GSAS staff to carry forward the mission of the Graduate School in the coming months.”Brandt, professor of the history of science and Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, first came to Harvard as an instructor in 1982. He was promoted to assistant professor, then associate professor, before leaving for the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from 1990 to 1992. He returned to Harvard in 1992 as a professor in both FAS and the Medical School.In his nearly three decades at Harvard, Brandt has been an active member of numerous FAS committees, including the Health Policy Interfaculty Initiative, Special Concentrations, the Library Committee, and the Historical Studies Core Committee. He also served as a member of the Faculty Council (1992-95). At the Medical School, he has served on the Conflict of Interest Committee, Rare Books and Archives Committee, Joint Library Committee, Subcommittee of Professors, and Academic Promotions Committee. He served as chair of the Department of the History of Science from 2000 to 2006, and from 1996 to 2004 as director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the Medical School.Brandt’s major research interests include the social history of American medicine, science, and public health; ethics and values in health care; history of human subject research; and American social and political history. He has written extensively about ethical and policy issues in the history of disease. His 2007 book on the social and cultural history of tobacco use, “The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America,” was awarded the Albert J. Beveridge Prize from the American Historical Association and the Arthur Viseltear Prize from the American Public Health Association.Outside of Harvard, Brandt has been adviser and committee member for numerous health organizations, including the World Health Organization AIDS/HIV Program, the Hastings Center Study Group on AIDS and Civil Liberties, and two AIDS/HIV-focused committees of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine.Born in Washington, D.C., Brandt received an M.A. (1975), an M.Phil. (1978), and a Ph.D. (1983), all in American history from Columbia University. His B.A. degree in history is from Brandeis University.last_img read more

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