The ASOS share price is rising. Here’s what I’d do

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Roland Head | Monday, 20th July, 2020 | More on: ASC The ASOS share price is rising. Here’s what I’d do 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. The ASOS (LSE: ASC) share price has risen by more than 50% over the last year. Does this mean that the online fashion retailer has made it through the difficult period of the last two years and is ready to return to growth?I think it’s possible that the company is ready for the next leg of its expansion. But as I’ll explain, this situation isn’t without risk.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…Lockdown good newsASOS’s July trading statement looked pretty strong to me. Revenue during the four months to 30 June rose by 10% to £1,014.2m. This strong growth was powered by a 17% increase in international sales, which included a 20% rise in EU sales.Looking back over the 10 months to 30 June, ASOS’s revenue rose by 17% to £2,611m, with sales growth of between 11% and 22% in all markets.The company says that despite the impact of COVID-19, pre-tax profits for the year to 31 August are expected to be “towards the top end of market expectations”. I’m impressed with such a consistent performance in difficult conditions.UK sales could surge this summerThese look like pretty healthy figures to me. And the company’s commentary suggests that July and August could be better. According to management, sales in the EU benefited as those countries came out of lockdown.Sales in the UK and US were said to have suffered a bigger hit than European sales over the last four months, as a result of coronavirus disruption. If that’s correct, then July and August could see a strong surge in sales in the UK, which accounts for about 35% of ASOS sales.Can the ASOS share price keep climbing?Chief executive Nick Beighton says that he expects to report an improvement in underlying profitability this year. Importantly, he also expects a return to positive cash generation. That’s something ASOS has been missing over the last few years as it’s invested heavily in new warehouse capacity.The key thing for me is to see a return to consistent profit growth. ASOS’s operating profit margin fell from 4.2% in 2018 to just 1.3% in 2019. If the company can deliver improvements to profitability, I think the ASOS share price could make further gains from current levels.ASOS shares aren’t cheapI feel more optimistic than I have done for a while about the outlook for the firm’s shareholders. But I’d have to say that the shares already look pretty expensive to me.Based on broker forecasts, ASOS stock trades on 118 times 2020 forecast earnings. This ratio is expected to fall to 53 times earnings for 2021, as profits return to more normal levels after Covid-19.These valuation ratios are pretty high for a business with low profit margins. In my view, the market will want to see continued strong growth before pushing ASOS’s share price any higher.As things stand, I’d rate ASOS as a hold, rather than a buy. I’d be looking for another market dip to provide a safer entry point for new buyers. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

first_imgSunday Jan 14, 2018 Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide Mathieu Bastareaud got in a heated scuffle in the closing minutes of Toulon’s 36-0 win over Benetton Treviso, letting fly with a few choice words, one of which was simply unacceptable. Toulon scored five tries in their convincing bonus-point win.Hard hitting Bastareaud was the subject of an accusation from Zimbabwean-born flanker Sebastian Negri, who took exception to what he claimed to be a swinging arm.He tried to bring the referee’s attention to it, swearing and saying that he had been doing it all game. That wound up the Toulon midfielder, who also had his words picked up by the referee microphone.In what looked like something you might hear tough schoolboys saying, Bastareaud challenged Negri to meet him after the match, before calling him a “f*cking f*ggot”. It remains to be seen what the ramifications of the Frenchman’s choice of words will be, but there is no doubt that it will be widely condemned. Joe Marler got himself in all sorts of trouble when he called Wales prop Samson Lee a “gypsy boy”, so if that is anything to go by, ERC Rugby and/or World Rugby are sure to step in and make an example of him.Toulon scored five tries in the win, with Bastareaud scoring one, as they now top Pool 5.Updated: Bastareaud has since apologised on twitter, saying [translated from French]: “Good evening everybody, I want to apologize for my response to the insults of the Italian Player. I reacted badly in responding to his provocation, I am sincerely sorry for the people I hurt.”credit: rawrugby/rugbypassADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Friday Funnies – Number 10 has him!

first_imgFriday Apr 27, 2018 Friday Funnies – Number 10 has him! When the biggest guy on the other team makes a clean break and you’ve got one defender left to take him down, you want it to be your best tackler. On this occasion, that wasn’t the case.Drinks are on number ten.. for the season!ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Amateur , Funnies Related Articles 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down… 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round… 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Equilibrium House / VaSLab Architecture

first_img Houses Projects Architects: VaSLab Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/146650/equilibrium-house-vaslab-architecture Clipboard 2009 Thailand CopyHouses•Bangkok, Thailand “COPY” Equilibrium House / VaSLab ArchitectureSave this projectSaveEquilibrium House / VaSLab Architecture Year:  CopyAbout this officeVaSLab ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangkokHousesThailandPublished on July 03, 2011Cite: “Equilibrium House / VaSLab Architecture” 03 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore 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 Save this picture!© Spaceshift Studio+ 17 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/146650/equilibrium-house-vaslab-architecture Clipboard Equilibrium House / VaSLab Architecture Photographs “COPY” Area:  316 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Spaceshift StudioText description provided by the architects. The design of the house’s program was initiated when Dr. Sasatra Sudsawasd, the owner, who decided to collaborate with the team of architects from VaSLab, led by Vasu Virajsilp, Boonlert Deeyuen and Nattapon Songcharoen. Together, they created a state of equilibrium among different relevant issues, which are eventually reconciled into ‘Equilibrium House’. When they received the task of designing the house from the owner, a professor of economics who has a great interest in architecture, the team of architects had to carefully control the direction of the design to find the right amount of balance between functions and other relevant contexts before bringing everything gradually together under the word ‘Equilibrium’. Save this picture!SectionThe meaning of ‘Equilibrium’ is the core idea of the design, while the interpretation of such an abstract notion into something tangible had to be done under the concept of modern economy. The result is used as the tool to answer all the important questions: ‘where’ refers to the context of the house, which is a very important factor for the design, ‘when’ involves the limitation of time and, finally, the ‘state of nature’, which deals mostly with nature, mainly considering the nature of architecture in Thailand both in terms of the climate and construction budget. When the 3 things were properly combined the next step of the design aimed to transform all the abstract ideas into concrete reality on the actual piece of land. Initiating the design process using a metaphorical approach has always been VaSlab’s style of working. We can see examples from the works done in the early days of the firm such as Transverse/Convergence house, in which the architects utilized metaphorical interpretation of how three different paths are unified into one. Metaphor is brought into the picture once again with Equilibrium House underlining what Vasu once said about his concept for a house, “I have a strong belief in the principal of metaphor, because it’s the clearest approach for you to get something tangible out of an idea. If you’re talking about something, make it visible, and that is all there is to it. The ‘what’ and the ‘how’ can always be discussed later.” Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioWhen the architects were done interpreting the chosen ideas the next process involved issues related to the site, which is a key factor that helped put the house into shape. The land is rather deep and narrow, so the narrow side of the land facing the street helps create a vertical axis that lies along the overall shape of the land. The sub axis also has to be placed in consideration for it is the axis that connects the new house to the original house located on the south of the land. It also joins the entrance and brings in the garden space at the side of the house to interact with the interior space. Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioAfter careful analysis the result is an ‘L’ shaped axis, followed by the process of space allocation in which the private areas of the house are put in parallel with the vertical axis, while the service area is located in the shorter horizontal axis. Functions are added to create the final form and space of the house. The sub axis of the original house from the south side of the land is united with the space under the open wall, which is the com-position the architects intentionally designed in order to connect the whole space of the house together. The lofty 2-storey space embraces the exterior perspective from both northern and southern directions, while an airy, steel staircase is used to create a transitional space that blends the semi-public and the private spaces into one. The sub axis of the court at the south enhances the unification between the exterior and interior spaces distinctively and harmoniously. Save this picture!Lower Level PlanPeople who are familiar with VaSLab’s past works will notice that besides the spectacular space allocation, striking looking concrete mass, and thoughtful backgrounds and concepts, the team has manifested their development in terms of the scale of the work. Judging by what we see and feel, the house looks friendlier – either due to its form, the compositions or all the visible lines. We think it is a result of the different interpretations of the architects who have altered and adapted according to the different context, time, and the owner’s requirements and preferences. Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioAlthough it seems like concrete has become the official language VaSLab uses to create their own version of architectural literature, there are certain questions and remarks about the harsh and rigid characteristic of the material itself. But, after all the architectural developments in concrete that we have seen, they are the living proof of its immortality. From the last century up until present time that sees the birth of Equilibrium House, the use of concrete is a true indication of the belief that it is the most adaptable material as compared to other materials ever created. This is probably why concrete is such a timeless survivor that many of us are so passionately fond of.Save this picture!Upper Level PlanProject gallerySee allShow less4th Advanced Architecture Contest: CITY-SENSEArticlesUrban Meadow Proposal / Barnabas Laris & Adam VesztergomArticles Share ArchDailylast_img read more

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Casa Empordà / Rife Design

first_img Projects ArchDaily CopyHouses, Renovation•Girona, Spain Photographs Year:  Save this picture!© Fernando Alda+ 12 Share 2015 Spain photographs:  Fernando AldaPhotographs:  Fernando Alda Save this picture!© Fernando AldaText description provided by the architects. This project combines our fascination of 50’s and 60’s furniture by Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand with the typical rural architecture of the Empordà (in Catalonia). Creating a country house, a rural palace of the early twentieth century, the project works as a home-gallery with open spaces that allow exhibit works of art and classical furniture from the private collection of the owner to be showcased.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaUsing materials and aesthetics that contrast and harmoniously coexist with traditional architecture, we have created several openings by way of windows, designed to establish greater dialogue between the outside and in – this is the key to understanding this project. Save this picture!Floor PlanA wavy canopy shelters the outdoor porch of the house, providing shade and a connection between old and new construction, whilst at the same time serving as a space for guests. This pergola gives access to both buildings and features a large table for alfresco dining on summer days.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaFocusing on eliminating unnecessary elements, the flooring has been created using white microcemento except for the annexed building where the Studio flooring uses wood unifying with the stucco of the walls.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaA monochromatic white color scheme has been used throughout the interior. White serves to emphasize the impressive pieces of furniture and art, with the house also used as a gallery. In the large main hall, works of art selected specifically by the owner are displayed for viewing.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe study incorporates materials including iron and blued steel, contrasting with the more organic elements of housing such as the old stone and whitewashed walls. This beautiful affect has been integrated into the openings of the exterior, kitchen furniture, new dressing room, bedroom and main bathroom.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaOn the ground floor of the main building there is a living room-gallery, kitchen and several rest areas. Upstairs there are two guest bedrooms that can be accessed through a distributor with a facing that serves as a dressing room / cloakroom. As a separate structure on this floor there is the main bedroom, reached through a Calacatta marble bathroom. Flanked by closet doors made of natural wood, there is a small working studio that can be accessed from here.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaSeveral steps lead to the main bedroom with sheet iron headboard featured to create an almost monastic bedroom with original rustic flooring kept in place. The room has access to a large terrace.Project gallerySee allShow lessTerreform ONE’s Biological Benches Question Traditional Manufacturing MethodsArchitecture NewsTo Think In Actual Space, With Actual Materials: An Interview with Siiri Vallner of …Interviews Share 2015 Architects: Rife Design Area Area of this architecture project Area:  469 m² Area:  469 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779351/casa-emporda-rife-design Clipboard Year:  Houses “COPY” Casa Empordà / Rife Design “COPY” Casa Empordà / Rife DesignSave this projectSaveCasa Empordà / Rife Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779351/casa-emporda-rife-design Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRife DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationGironaSpainPublished on December 30, 2015Cite: “Casa Empordà / Rife Design” 30 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?卡萨住宅/ Rife Design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 streamlast_img read more

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TCU student lobbies Texas congressional delegation for foreign aid

first_imgTwitter Linkedin What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Paige Megyesihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paige-megyesi/ Paige Megyesi Primary election shows surge in voters for Democratic candidates Paige Megyesihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paige-megyesi/ + posts ReddIt Paige Megyesihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paige-megyesi/ $400 million to help improve Fort Worth over the next 5 years Facebook Facebook Linkedin printJamie Laubach met with political leaders in DC in hopes to build support for the BUILD Act. (Photo Courtesy of Jamie Laubach.)Poverty can be overwhelming to think about, but one TCU student is determined to be an advocate for those who don’t have a voice.Jamie Laubach is a full-time student at TCU, mother of three-year-old Joel and a member of an organization called One.One is a global advocacy group that is working to eradicate extreme poverty, particularly in Africa. They have teams in other countries such as Germany, England, South Africa and France just to name a few.“One pressures governments to do more to fight AIDS and other preventable, treatable diseases in the poorest places in the planet, to empower small-holder farmers, to expand access to energy, and to combat corruption,” according to the One Campaign website.This March, Laubach and her husband went to Washington D.C. for a four-day trip with One. The first few days consisted of speakers, including a former United States Ambassador to African Union, that helped educate members on different legislations they were trying to pass. Then participants prepared for lobbying day on their final day in DC.“I lobby our Texas representatives, and other representatives in the U.S., to basically not cut foreign aid,” Laubach said. “It’s less than one percent of the budget, but it’s something that is really easy to get cut because people don’t realize how small of a percentage it really is, and they’re not constituents. If you don’t keep the pressure on your representatives, it’s easy for them to kind of cut that, because we’re basically their voices. You’re voices for the voiceless in a way.”Laubach met with Texas Sen. John Cornyn’s aide, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), who is challenging Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the fall, Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth), Rep. Pete Olson (R-Houston).“It’s crazy just walking around and you go from one place to the next to the next and it just kind of gives you an idea about what it’s like to be a politician working there,” Laubach said. “It’s just a really fast-paced, just constantly going. You’re exhausted by the time you get out.”Last year, the organization worked to garner support for the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act, or the READ Act. The act helps promote education services for children affected by conflict, and partners with affected countries to help strengthen their education systems to help in long-term sustainability. On September 12, 2017, the act was signed into law.“The READ act was to help encourage women to read in developing countries because that ties into poverty a lot,” Laubach said. “Women who aren’t able to read or get an education are more likely to be child brides, have children at a young age and be married at a young age. That creates this poverty cycle, and it’s hard to break from that, once it’s started. It’s better to stop it before it starts and be more proactive.”This year, the group is focusing on the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act, or BUILD Act.Laubach said that this act would offer low-interest rate loans to try to entice companies and investors into the impoverished nations and allow local people to economically sustain themselves. This would allow traditional aid to be used for basic needs such as medicine and food.The proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year brought a cut of nearly 33 percent of foreign aid. This is a drastic cut, Laubach said, as that funding is needed in developing countries.“One of the things the U.S. provides funding for is anti-viral medicine,” Laubach said. “Mothers with aids can take medicine, that’s really not that expensive, and it keeps our babies from being born with aids, and that’s a huge deal. And we’ve really cut down on the number of people with aids, and that’s one of the great things we’ve done.”A quote by Bono, a singer for U2 who co-founded One, resonated with Laubach and encouraged her to do more for others.Quote that inspires Laubach. (Image by Paige Megyesi.)“Being a mom myself, I was always interested in helping people and just altruistic things,” Laubach said. “But really, when I had him, it really made me want to do more. Give back to people who aren’t in the same kind of situation that I’m in… I have Joel here, and he’s happy and healthy and he has all these dory toys to play with, and he can go see the movie. It’s something you don’t think about… It puts everything into perspective.”Laubach hopes to pass down this desire to put others first to Joel.“A selflessness, trying to fight for other people,” Laubach said. “Take care of other people and not be selfish.” Twitter Previous articleBreakdown: what the arsenals of the world are packingNext articleOpinion: Trumpism is taking over the Republican Party, that’s bad for America Paige Megyesi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Primary election results signal changes for the Democratic Party Paige Megyesihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paige-megyesi/ Fully clothed in their fatigues and equipment, Army ROTC cadets made a splash in the University Recreation Center pool Thursday.For the past seven or eight years, the Army has required cadets to do combat water survival training once a year, said Lt. Col. John Agor , a professor of military science.Cadets had to swim 25 meters in their fatigues with their weapons and equipment, jump off the high dive blindfolded and turn their fatigues into flotation devices. Paige Megyesi is a theatre and journalism double major at Texas Christian University, class of 2019. She is from a small town in eastern Texas, but Fort Worth feels like home. With the little free time she has, she loves to spend her time relaxing in Sherley Hall with her residents and fellow staff members. Bipartisan house group proposes latest plan for DACA reform as deadline moves closer ReddIt What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature last_img read more

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Michaella McCollum faces six-month investigation if guilty plea not accepted

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Michaella McCollum faces six-month investigation if guilty plea not accepted Tyrone woman Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid from Scotland could face a six-month investigation if their guilty pleas for drug smuggling are not accepted by prosecutors in Peru.The state’s lead prosecutor in the case made the comment after the pair appeared in court last night.He didn’t give details of the private hearing but suggested the women’s confessions haven’t yet satisfied prosecutors.The girls had hoped that their guilty plea would guarantee them a faster trial and a shorter jail term.Juan Mendoza made the comments after the women, both 20, made a second appearance before a judge.He did not give details of the private hearing but suggested the women’s confessions had not yet satisfied prosecutors.Last week McCollum, from Dungannon, Co Tyrone, and co-accused Reid, from Glasgow, pleaded guilty to drug smuggling. They had hoped the behind-closed-doors admission would be enough to secure a shorter sentence.But prosecutors have demanded more information before accepting their admissions of guilt which the women hope will bring their jail time down to six years and eight months.Mr Mendoza, speaking to The Associated Press, would not discuss whether the women had explained to them how they got the cocaine, or who it was from.McCollum and Reid initially claimed they were kidnapped, held at gunpoint and forced to board a flight from Lima to Spain with 24lb of cocaine in food packets hidden inside their luggage when they were arrested. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Newscenter_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleJason Black scales new heights reaching the summit of Northern Europe’s highest mountainNext articleSeanad hears calls calls for the suspension of the granting of planning permissions for all wind farm developments News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – October 2, 2013 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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‘I Would Rather Suffer, Possibly Die Very Shortly If This Were To Go On’ : Stan Swamy Pleads For Interim Bail In Bombay HC

first_imgTop Stories’I Would Rather Suffer, Possibly Die Very Shortly If This Were To Go On’ : Stan Swamy Pleads For Interim Bail In Bombay HC Sharmeen Hakim21 May 2021 1:58 AMShare This – x”Only one thing that I would request the judiciary is to consider for interim bail. That is the only request”, he said.Father Stan Swamy, an 84-year-old tribal rights activist, who is an undertrial in in the Bhima Koregaon- Elgar Parishad case, pleaded with the Bombay High Court to grant him interim bail to go back to his home in Ranchi. He told a division bench led by Justice SJ Kathawalla that his health has progressively deteriorated in the eight months he has spent a Taloja Prison. Adding that being in Taloja has brought him to a situation where he can neither eat, write, bathe or go for a walk by himself. Advertisement Swamy asked the court to consider how this happened. He, however, refused to get admitted to the State-run JJ Hospital, saying that he would prefer the Taloja Prison ward where he’s lodged since his arrest. He interacted with the court via video conferencing based on the court’s direction on Wednesday. “No, I would not want to. I have been there thrice. I know the set-up. I dont want to be hospitalised there. I would rather suffer, possibly die very shortly if this were to go on. I would prefer this, than be admitted at the JJ Hospital. It is a very difficult moment for me.”Advertisement Swamy later refused to get admitted to any other hospital either, requesting the court for interim bail to be with his own. “Whatever happens to me, I would like to be with my own”, he said. Senior Counsel Mihir Desai assisted by advocate Mihir Joshi sought time to interact with Swamy personally to convince him for hospital admission before pressing for interim bail. The matter was adjourned to June 7.Advertisement Advertisement The complete interaction : On Wednesday, the bench had directed the Dean of JJ Hospital to constitute a committee to examine Swamy’s heath. His report was submitted to the court today. Justice Kathawalla first asked Swamy if he was taken to JJ Hospital. Throughout the entire interaction, a person sitting beside Swamy explained to him what the court was asking. “I am Stan Swamy. Yesterday, I was examined in several places. But what I want to say is that I was brought here eight months ago. When I came to Taloja, whole systems of my body were very functional, but during these eight months there has been a steady by slow regression of whatever my body functions were. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Eight months ago, I would eat by myself, do some writing, walk, I could take bath by myself, but all these are disappearing one after another. So Taloja Jail has brought me to a situation where I can neither write nor go for a walk by myself. Someone has to feed me. In other words, I am requesting you to consider why and how this deterioration of myself happened. Yesterday I was taken to JJ Hospital, so I got an opportunity to explain what I should be given. My deterioration is more powerful than the small tablets that they give” – the octogenarian told the bench. After Swamy vehemently refused to get admitted to JJ Hospital, Justice Kathawalla asked if he would agree to get admitted to any other hospital. Desai said that Swamy is probably assuming to he will be taken to a government hospital. “He is in the prison hospital since 6months. The problem with prison hospital is that they don’t have anything – no medical practitioner, no facility”, Desai submitted. But Swamy said he was only asking the judiciary to consider interim bail. “Only one thing that I would request the judiciary is to consider for interim bail. That is the only request.” Desai tried to explain to Swamy that the question of bail would be decided later. “Right now, it may not be possible to send you to Ranchi. If you could agree to get admitted to, say Holy Family Hospital, then we can see.” “I don’t think it would make any difference. Whatever happens to me, I would like to be with my own,” Swamy said. Desai then requested the bench for liberty to approach the court again if Swamy agrees to be hospitalized. “Since Mr Swamy seems to have taken the “forgive them for they know not what they are doing” approach,” he said. The bench agreed. In its order the court noted, “We have also spoken to Mr Swamy and we have observed that he has severe hearing problem. He is unable to hear even the person sitting next to him. He could hear only when the person sitting next to him conveyed. We keep the matter on June 7. Till then Taloja Jail is directed to strictly follow the recommendations of the JJ Hospital committee as well as the facilities mentioned.” Background Father Stan was arrested on October 8, 2020, and charged under various sections of the IPC and offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly furthering the cause of banned CPI (Maoist) through various civil rights organizations, of which he is a part. Swamy is facing charges along with 15 other human rights activists. [Stan Swamy vs UOI]TagsBombay High Court Bhima Koregaon- Elgar Parishad case Father Stan Swamy Justice SJ Kathawalla 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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Police drive to boost ethnic numbers

first_imgThe Metropolitan Police will continue its driveto recruit more officers from ethnic backgrounds by visiting some of London’smost culturally diverse areas. Weaver believes the initiative will help build trust in theforce and provide a visible police presence in areas where the Met waspreviously mistrusted. “It’s a two pronged initiative,” he said,”because it makes us more visible and transparent as a police force andalso helps us recruit people from those communities.” In the past year, 9.8 per cent of new recruits came  from minority backgrounds and the service ishoping to extend this by sponsoring more cultural events. Inspector Mark Weaver, head of PAT recruitment toldPersonnel Today he was hoping to attract diverse recruits with a more targeted,local approach. Plain clothes PAT officers will be joined by uniformedpolice at a recruitment stand where they will distribute information andpostcards as well as chatting to local people about the Met. Comments are closed. “We’re proactively going out into the community toengage local people and hopefully breaking down some of the barriers thatprevent them from joining the police,” he said.center_img The Queens Park visit follows a pilot held in Stratford andPAT will be visiting other areas including Ilford, Uxbridge, Hounslow andBrent. The Met’s Positive Action Team (PAT) will visit thecapital’s Queens Park district tomorrow as part of a rolling campaign whichwill see officers visiting two areas each week. Previous Article Next Article Police drive to boost ethnic numbersOn 25 Jun 2002 in Police, Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Portion of Goshen Main St. closed for road repair and other changes

first_img Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – May 6, 2020 0 374 Previous articleSwarbrick: Notre Dame will still have “full schedule” if CFB season is shortenedNext articleAccidental step on the gas strands car on tracks Carl Stutsman WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/The Elkhart Truth) A good portion of Goshen’s Main St. corridor is shut down, and when it opens back up things will look a bit different. Last year the city repaved sidewalks and updated ramps around downtown to be ADA compliant. They had hoped to start the Main St. re-pavement project then, but weather got in the way.Now, they are stripping down the pavement to the original concrete and building up a new road that should last for some time. Public Works Director Dustin Sailor tells WSBT that once the repaving is done what was previously parallel parking will turn to angled parking. They’ve also lowered the speed limit to make it more pedestrian friendly.The improved road should get about a decade of use before it needs to be updated again. Read more here with WSBT Twitter Portion of Goshen Main St. closed for road repair and other changes Google+ Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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