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. See all posts by James J. McCombie Image source: Getty Images. If I told you about an e-commerce growth stock posting a 215% gain since the start of the year, you might think I was talking about Amazon. In fact, it’s UK online-only appliance retailer AO World (LSE: AO) I’m referring to. This FTSE 250-listed stock has bettered the US e-commerce giant Amazon’s 175% share price rise in 2020.AO World is not a start-up. In one form or another, the company has been selling appliances online in the UK since 2001. Nearly 20 years later, it is still selling appliances online in the UK, but has expanded into Europe and has increased its product offerings. Related services like installation, collection of old products, product protection plans, and customer finance are also sold to customers.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…FTSE 250 growth stockThe share price of this FTSE 250 company has rocketed in 2020 for a few reasons. A big one is that AO World has managed to post a £1.7m profit for the financial year ended 31 March 2020. This was a welcome turnaround of the trend of increasing losses from 2016 to 2019. In addition, cash flow from operations turned positive to the tune of £14m.Another reason for the heady share price growth is related to the coronavirus pandemic. Being wholly online meant business was maintained a lot closer to normal for AO World compared to its brick and mortar competitors. AO World reported huge year-on-year growth in revenue for the four months leading up to 31 July 2020. In that period, revenue grew 58.9% in the UK and 91.5% in Germany compared to the same period last year.Taking stock of growthAO World can rightly be described as a FTSE 250 growth stock. Revenue has increased by 15% each year on average since 2016. Then there are those double-digit revenue jumps in the months leading up to 31 July 2020. Growth in revenue is all well and good, but a growth stock investor eventually wants to see growing profits. AO World has turned the corner into profitability. However, it should be noted that it still made an operating loss in 2020 of £3.8m. 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Christian Aid interactive marketer interviewed on e-consultancy.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people Nick Burne, interactive marketer at Christian Aid, has shared details of his activities in an interview with e-consultancy.com.In an interview with Chris Lake (no relation to UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake), Nick explains his role at Christian Aid and his approach to online marketing for the charity.He reports that email has worked very well for the charity as a marketing and communications tool. Although he already uses segmentation to send relevant messages to certain supporters, there is room for improvement with the planned introduction of personalised email communications. Viral microsites have also performed well for the charity in terms of bringing in new supporters. Advertisement 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Asked about organic v. paid-for search engine marketing, Nick explains that they adopt both approaches. The main corporate Christian Aid site is well indexed by many search engines, but the charity makes use of the instant profile that paid-for search offers. He cites the example of paying for the keyword “tsunami” after the December 2004 south Asian tsunami disaster.Nick admits that joining up online and offline marketing efforts is a real challenge for Christian Aid, like other organisations. He says that the root solution to this involves developing and applying a cohesive design, message and brand.The charity uses agencies regularly for big projects such as creating a viral marketing site, but at the moment its is handling paid-search and email in-house. These are “functions that have to be performed month-in month-out so it makes sense to do these in-house”, explains Nick.Although Christian Aid doesn’t currently use affiliate marketing, Nick is looking at launching one as part of the marketing of a new catalogue due to be launched before Christmas.On SMS fundraising Nick is waiting for the network’s costs to come down. “The costs of processing £5 online compared to £5 through a mobile network are incomparable. As soon as the mobile networks sort it out I’m sure there will be large take up”, he believes. Howard Lake | 14 September 2005 | News
This autumn every Barclays Premier League football club will donate a player to a charity, school or community project in their local area to help promote that organisation’s work.Between September and November 2008, 20 community groups will win a Premier League Player for up to four hours to help raise awareness of their cause and a £4,000 donation. In addition the Premier League will also award individual £4,000 donations to a further 100 community projects, charities or schools.Launched last season, Places for Players returns as part of Creating Chances, the Premier League’s £122 million community programme.To win a player and a donation community groups, charities and good causes need to complete an application form. In no more than 600 words organisations have to describe how they would best use a player to raise awareness of their work and how they would also use the £4,000 donation. Organisations should be within 90 minutes travelling distance of a Premier League Club.The closing date for entries is Friday 1 August 2008.Each Club will choose one winning organisation to receive a player visit and a £4,000 donation, and a further five runners-up to receive a £4,000 donation from the Premier League.www.premierleague.com/page/CreatingChances AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity corporate Howard Lake | 4 July 2008 | News 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Win a Premier League player for your organisation 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.
Nicolás MaduroPresident Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela deserves the highest praise and support for firmly rejecting the latest round of U.S. pressures designed to undermine and topple the Bolivarian Revolution.On March 9, the Obama administration announced more sanctions on Venezuela, calling the country and its leaders “an extraordinary threat to the national security of the United States.”Such a declaration is not just an incredible, bold-faced lie. It is also the kind of language that allows branches of the U.S. government to step up their subversive efforts against Venezuela in very material ways — through economic sabotage, clandestine operations and outright military moves.Maduro answered this attack, saying, “President Barack Obama, representing the U.S. imperialist elite, has personally decided to take on the task of defeating my government and intervening in Venezuela to control it.” He called it a “colossal mistake” and “imperialist arrogance” and saluted those Venezuelan officials facing U.S. sanctions as “heroes.” “I congratulate them,” said the former bus driver and union leader, adding that “it’s an honor” to be included on the U.S. sanctions list.What is the Bolivarian Revolution anyway? It is a valiant effort by the Venezuelan masses and their leaders to break away from the domination of U.S. capital and reorient their country toward building cooperation with other nations in the region. It is a struggle to overcome the terrible heritage of centuries of exploitation, pillage of the land and extermination of Native peoples that characterizes all the Americas. It is a movement to unite all those who have been oppressed and exploited in order to establish new relations based on solidarity and mutual respect.It was the election of Hugo Chávez to four terms as president, with mass support for his revolutionary plans, that opened the door for Venezuela to take on this role. For decades, this oil-rich country had been under the domination of the U.S. It was sharply divided between a small, very privileged class of well-paid servants doing the bidding of the imperialist oil monopolies, and millions of urban and rural poor, who lacked food, schools, medical care and any political input.Chávez himself was hardened in his opposition to the sell-out governments when, as an officer in the military, he was called on to put down food riots in Caracas in February 1989. The Venezuelan people, even those in the capital city, were starving.Today, the Bolivarian government’s subsidy of food prices, so everyone gets fed, is criticized in the imperialist media as a source of economic crisis. No, it is U.S. sanctions and the falling price of oil on the world market that have created difficulties for the Venezuelan people — that and the deliberate sabotage of the economy by counterrevolutionary elements who want to go back to the bad old days when the propertied classes lorded it over the masses. This elite has received all kinds of clandestine support from U.S. intelligence agencies.Maduro’s charge that the U.S. has been trying to overthrow the progressive Bolivarian governments is no fantasy, despite constant U.S. denials and sugarcoating by the corporate media. Anyone interested in the details can readily find them on venezuelaanalysis.com, which publishes online extensive interviews with experts like former CIA officer Philip Agee, who describes in detail how such subversion works.For example, the U.S. Agency for International Development — long known as a CIA front — has developed elaborate regime-change plans through its Office of Transition Alternatives. While always wrapping their bloody counterrevolutionary efforts in lofty terms like “promoting peace and democracy,” these documents, available through Wikileaks, confirm what Maduro and other Venezuelans are charging.Now is the time! Be in the streets to support Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
ChinaAsia – Pacific December 13, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police arrest 33rd cyber-dissident Help by sharing this information News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Receive email alerts News Follow the news on China News June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Reporters Without Borders expressed renewed concern today after the arrest of a 33rd cyber-dissident as part of a crackdown on democracy activists since the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s congress last month. It called on China’s new president, Hu Jintao, to order his release at once.Police have been holding dissident teacher Ouyang Yi, who runs a website and is a member of the banned Democratic Party, in secret since his arrest on 4 December in Chengdu, capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, according to the dissident organisation China Labor Watch. There are now 33 cyber-dissidents in jail in China.China Labor Watch said Ouyang’s wife had had no news of him since his arrest, which she learned of when local police came to search the family home in Suining, nearly 200 kms from Chengdu, on orders from the provincial capital’s police.Ouyang, aged 32, is well-known to the authorities as one of the 192 signatories of an open letter to the recent 16th Communist Party congress calling on it to reverse its condemnation of the 1989 Tienanmen Square demonstrations in Beijing.In his website articles, he wrote about the 1989 dissidence (known as the second Beijing spring), the failure of the government’s economic policies and the need for reforms in the state structure. He was arrested in 1996, 1998, 1999 and earlier this year for his dissident activities, but until now has not been held longer than 48 hours.Other pro-democracy activists and signatories of the letter to the 16th party congress, including Zhao Changqing, Fang Jue and He Depu, have also been arrested in recent weeks.
News UpdatesBetween March 24 and September 30 Patna HC Disposes Of 3,784 Civil And 14,273 Criminal Matters In Virtual Mode [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay4 Oct 2020 11:12 PMShare This – xThe Patna High Court on Thursday (01st October) while hearing a matter [In Re Functioning of Courts in Bihar during the period of COVID-19, Pandemic] mentioned the fact that between 24.3.2020 (when Lockdown commenced) and 30.9.2020 (Wednesday), a total of over 36,651 cases were mentioned, out of which 13,485 were allowed to be listed.The Full Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Karol,…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 Patna High Court on Thursday (01st October) while hearing a matter [In Re Functioning of Courts in Bihar during the period of COVID-19, Pandemic] mentioned the fact that between 24.3.2020 (when Lockdown commenced) and 30.9.2020 (Wednesday), a total of over 36,651 cases were mentioned, out of which 13,485 were allowed to be listed.The Full Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Karol, Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh and Justice Hemant Kumar Srivastava, further stated,”As many as 2,844 civil and 7,260 criminal matters were filed through e filing mode, while 99 civil and 1,404 criminal cases were filed in physical mode. Hearing was conducted in respect of 10,036 civil matters and 27,109 criminal matters through e- mode, and 309 civil and 1,814 matters in physical mode. Disposal stood at 3,784 civil and 14,273 criminal matters in e-mode and 1 civil matter and 952 criminal matters in physical mode.” (emphasis supplied)Hearing in the matterOn Thursday (01st October) during the hearing, the Advocate General, in very categorical and specific terms, submitted before the High Court, that it should utilize the time until Durga Puja holidays to arrange adequate infrastructure, sanitization and security measures required for running physical courts in the exceptional circumstances created by COVID–19 pandemic, and thereafter initially only 3 to 4 courts should function physically.He further submitted that the modalities of the cases to be taken up may be considered after resumption of physical Court proceeding in limited manner after Durga Puja holidays (to be precise, till the beginning of November, 2020). At present, the Association halls and the library will not be functional.Dr. K.N. Singh, Additional Solicitor General of India, Bihar, Mr. Ajay Kumar Thakur and Mr. Rajiv Kumar Singh, President and General Secretary of the Lawyers’ Association, Mr. Sanjay Singh and Mr. Mukesh Kant, President and General Secretary of Bar Association and Mr. Shailendra Kumar Singh, General Secretary, Advocates’ Association completely endorse the views of learned Advocate General.Lastly, the Court was of the view that the Associations may allow their members limited access to the Halls and libraries on any two specified days to enable them to retrieve their documents, articles and belongings.The Court further stated that it is expected that the two dates to be jointly chosen by the Associations will be intimated in writing to the Registry within a period of three days hereof.Finally, the Court directed that the matter be listed for further hearing on 19.10.2020.It may be noted that while hearing the matter [In Re Functioning of Courts in Bihar during the period of COVID-19, Pandemic] the Patna High Court on Wednesday (30th September) decided the parameters for e-filing, physical filing, listing and hearing in consonance with all the stakeholders.The Full bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Karol, Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh and Justice Hemant Kumar Srivastava took into consideration, the suggestions given by Advocates’ Association, Lawyers’ Association and Bar Association of Patna High Court.It may be noted that in pursuance of the order dated 23.9.2020, all the three Associations clarified their stand with regard to the Court proceedings through physical mode, virtual mode as well as e-filing and physical filing.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
Warehouse supervisor awarded £13,000 for unfair dismissalBy Helen Gilbert on 28 May 2009 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article A former warehouse supervisor has been awarded nearly £13,000 for unfair dismissal. Neil Ballard of Droitwich, Worcestershire, made his claim for unfair dismissal against his employer, Lamp & Gear of Wassage Way, following clashes with his boss over work pressures, Birmingham Employment Tribunal was told. Previously, Ballard and his line manager, John O’Mahony, had all been good friends and worked well together as a team, the tribunal heard. Ballard was a loyal and hard-working employee who worked under extreme pressure. His relationship with O’Mahony was good until Ballard called for extra staff to cope with the workload, said his lawyer. The tribunal was told of an altercation between the two men involving criticism and alleged abuse. Ballard denied an allegation by O’Mahony that he had used bad language towards him.As a result, Ballard claimed he was dismissed for alleged gross misconduct. Tribunal chairwoman Mary Cocks said there had been a heated discussion between the men. But she felt Ballard could have been given a warning instead of being dismissed, and awarded him £12,870. Related posts:No related photos.
A candidate for JCR President at University College has been arrested after attaching herself with superglue to a statue inside the Houses of Parliament.Alice Heath fixed herself to the effigy along with three other protesters as part of a climate change demonstration on Monday.They wore red sashes in tribute to suffragette Marjory Hume, who chained herself to the same statue of Viscount Falkland 100 years ago as part of the campaign for women’s voting rights.Police struggled for more than three hours to unfasten the protesters from the statue in St Stephen’s Hall, after officers had moved quickly seal off the area.The activists, who were members of the environmental group Climate Rush, were eventually freed and promptly arrested on suspicion of public order offences and criminal damage. The four were taken into custody before being released on bail late the following night, with PPE student Alice returning to Oxford on Wednesday morning.She and her fellow activists had launched their demonstration in opposition to government plans to build new coal-fired power plants.Following her release, however, Alice is now banned from going within one kilometre of the Palace of Westminster and is forbidden from speaking to her fellow protesters. Speaking to Cherwell this week, fresher Alice said she had absolutely no regrets and that it had been a wonderful experience.“It felt like a really lovely way to convey our message,” she said. “It was fun, it was active, it was going with the history-people quite enjoyed our performance.” “The main reason why I did this was climate change. The whole planet will go down and we need to lead on this issue.”Alice had already submitted her nomination to run for JCR President of University College before participating in the London protest. She said she hoped her actions would not negatively affect her chances when voters head to the polls next week.“The response I’ve got has been really positive. I hope that people see that I don’t do things for careering. I genuinely want things to be better.“My uncle thinks I have been reckless. But this is how I get my message across. It was a thought-out decision.”There would appear to be little evidence of ill-feeling towards Alice among Univ voters, however, with several students speaking up in support of her actions.Laura Muller, a first year undergraduate commented, “She did it for a good thing, so I guess that’s okay.”“I’d definitely vote for her, as she’s already taking action,” another student said. “It proves she’s willing to go to great lengths to promote her aims.”A spokesman for The Police Scotland Yard Bureau confirmed that Alice and her fellow protesters had been released without charge and that the matter was not being taken any further.Despite this, Alice was still left upset by the strict bail conditions she is now forced to abide by and plans to appeal against them.“It just felt totally unacceptable,” she said. “If we did something violent then I would understand, but this is a massive abuse of what they can do.“They could charge us really easily and take us to court next week and convict us. But they didn’t-to stop us communicating between each other and stop protesting.”The Climate Rush protest followed Secretary of State for Energy Ed Milliband’s announced funding for up to four coal-fired power stations, as long as they store carbon underground.
Sunday will also mark a special recognition for former UE softball/women’s soccer player Beth Csukas, who is also an Evansville firefighter. In January of 2016, she was severely injured in a car accident and has made unbelievable progress in her recovery. On Sunday, March 26 at 11:45 a.m., Csukas will be presented with the MVC Most Courageous Award prior to the Aces softball game versus Bradley. With Csukas being a firefighter, UE Athletics has designated Sunday’s contest as “First Responder Day” and all first responders, current and former, full-time and volunteer, will be admitted to the game free. We have also worked it out with the Evansville Fire Department to have at least two trucks on hand at the game.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail