The FTSE 100 stock index rallied 7% this week! Is the coronavirus stock market crash over?

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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. Image source: Getty Images The FTSE 100 stock index rallied 7% this week! Is the coronavirus stock market crash over? See all posts by Jonathan Smithcenter_img 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 Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have 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. What a difference a week can make. The sentiment in financial markets has seen a notable shift, and while we are not out of the woods yet, it is improving. One way of gauging the extent of the positiveness (or lack of negativity) is the price of the FTSE 100 index.The FTSE 100 index comprises the largest 100 companies in the UK, as measured by market capitalization. So in a broader sense, the firms and the index as a whole are a barometer for the health of the economy. Recently, the market crash of over 25% had pushed it into a bear 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…What can we glean from the index’s over 400 point rally this week, and what action points does it present to investors?Cases down, market upThe shift in sentiment that is pushing the market higher can be seen from several coronavirus headlines this week. Earlier in the week, news came from China that it reported no new virus deaths for the first time. The province of Wuhan ended its lockdown, showing the world that the virus can be beaten.Later in the week, confirmation came from Italy that the number of new cases there appears to have peaked. While the nation (and economy) is still not in a state of recovery, the news is very encouraging. This was the main driver behind the rally in the FTSE 100 index. This news is not UK-centric, but it has a knock-on affect here. It shows investors and market participants that the virus will likely peak and then recede, something the economy desperately needs. The earlier key sectors such as travel, retail, and leisure can reopen, the better.Where has bounced the most?Understandably, the top performers from the past week have been the ones most hit. Airlines and retailers led the charge higher. Take EasyJet, for example. It has seen a share price bounce of almost 23% in the past week. This reflects the sentiment mentioned above. Should the UK follow suit and see a withdrawal of the virus over the next month or so, then the airline carrier will be able to start operations going again. It will not be a quick recovery for airlines, but smart investors look to the longer term. Given that there is light at the end of the tunnel, longer-term investors have piled back into buying these undervalued stocks.Is this the end of the crash?It is still too early to call the end of the crash. While we are now a long way from the extreme lows seen a few weeks ago, when the index dipped below 5,000 points, we could see another pullback. This could happen if we see the UK struggle to shake off the virus, or if the lockdown lasts for significantly longer than expected. However, historical market crashes are usually characterized by a V-style recovery, a sharp fall (first half the V) followed by a sharp rally (second half of V). This leads me to believe that while it is not the end of the crash, we have seen the lows. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

INSIGHT group share video of recent analytics conference

first_img Howard Lake | 10 October 2007 | News The video report, introduced by group chair John Sauve-Rodd, includes vox pops with John Winston (UNICEF, Geneva), Bertie Bosredon (Breast Cancer Care), Tim Cartwright (ORBIS UK), Ruth Rowan (Concern, Dublin), Philip King, (Artez Interactive, Toronto), and Martin Gill, Comic Relief.Membership of the SIG is free. You do not have to be a member of the Institute to join. Meetings are relevant to those in analytics, research, the web, general fundraising, or management and IT.To join simply email the group’s secretary with a request to join.The group changed its name recently to INSIGHT in Fundraising Special Interest Group to reflect the broader approach to analysis and research demanded by fundraisers. Tagged with: Digital Individual giving 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. If you missed the recent conference by the INSIGHT In Fundraising Special Interest Group of the Institute of Fundraising (formerly the Analysis SIG), you can view a video of interviews with speakers and delegates.The eight minute video, shared on YouTube, includes highlights of the event on 27 September attended by 85 delegates and 15 speakers covering analytics, market research and the web.You can view speakers’ tips and delegates’ comments on the speakers and the event. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis INSIGHT group share video of recent analytics conferencelast_img read more

Post-lockdown Covid surge sees charity swim event cancelled

first_imgPost-lockdown Covid surge sees charity swim event cancelled Melanie May | 24 August 2020 | News Tagged with: COVID-19 fundraising events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This year’s Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine event has been cancelled due to the surge in Covid-19 cases seen post-lockdown and the uncertain current situation.It had been hoped that the event, scheduled for 26 September, would be able to ahead with the addition of social distancing measures. However, the cancellation was announced in a message to participants on 20 August. The message, from the Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine team, also said that the event would be back in 2021, and that this year’s participants would be contacted in October with an option to roll over their entry to next year’s event or to receive their entry fee back in full.2019’s event was the fourth annual Swim Serpentine, with Children with Cancer UK its headline partner for the first time. A record number of more than 6,000 swimmers took part, and the charity was set to be headline partner again this year.Commenting on the cancellation, Mark Brider CEO of Children with Cancer UK, said the charity was naturally disappointed that the cancellation was necessary and that the event had been expected to raise over £123,000 for it this year:“Last year’s event was a spectacular success, however, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertain current situation, we reached the very difficult decision with event organisers not to proceed. I would like to thank all swimmers who signed up for the event, including the over 200 people who signed up in support of Children with Cancer UK. Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine will be back next year, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the event in 2021.“The event is just one of many major fundraising events that have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the cancellation of such events we are looking at a 40% drop in income. This year the Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine was set to raise over £123,000 for research into the causes of childhood cancer and discovering kinder, less toxic treatments for the 12 children and young people diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK.“The continued loss of income that we are experiencing highlights the urgent need for further Government support for charities such as ours. We need to ensure that the loss in income does not affect our ability to support lifesaving research projects. As only around 3% of cancer research funding currently goes towards research into childhood cancer – we would like to see the Government commit to providing a level of matched funding to preserve charity-funded research and ensure that the contributions of charities to the UK’s research base are retained.”center_img  239 total views,  2 views today Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  240 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

It’s still there. End the blockade!

first_imgLast fall, as they have done every year since 1992, the member countries in the U.N. General Assembly voted for a resolution calling on the U.S. government to end its economic, financial and commercial blockade of Cuba. The vote was 191 to 0. The U.S. and its sidekick Israel for the first time abstained, instead of voting against the resolution.Did this mean Washington was ready to lift the cruel blockade? No.Last year the Obama administration finally relaxed U.S. restrictions on travel to Cuba, leading to a 118 percent rise in U.S. visitors to the island this year, compared to the number in 2016.Does this mean we are now free to travel to Cuba? No.Cuba, just 90 miles from Florida, remains the only destination on the planet to which travel is restricted by U.S. law. A law enacted by Congress in 2000 made it a crime for U.S. citizens to vacation in Cuba. It still stands.Since August 2016, regularly scheduled direct flights from many U.S. airports to various Cuban destinations have created the illusion of normal relations. The travel restrictions don’t seem too onerous: a check-off box, a signature or even just a question from the ticket agent handing over the boarding pass. But travelers who read the fine print see they’re required to collect and keep records of their full schedule for what must be nonvacation activities in Cuba.The capitalist ruling establishment of the U.S. has had to acknowledge that its many decades of economic warfare against Cuba failed to destroy the revolution. The “opening” to Cuba by the Obama administration was seen as a new approach with the same goal — this time to undermine the solidarity of the Cuban people with capitalist consumerism that could undo its socialist construction.Despite the establishment of diplomatic relations, the blockade would go on.The U.S. Treasury Department announced on June 8 that the Honda Finance Corp., headquartered in California, had agreed to remit $87,255 to settle some 13 apparent violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulation. What was this about? Between 2011 and 2014, Honda Finance’s wholly owned Canadian subsidiary had “approved and financed 13 lease agreements … in connection with the [Canadian] Cuban Embassy’s leasing of several Honda vehicles.”Yes, the blockade is in full force and effect, right down to barring minor transactions in third countries, like the Cuban Embassy in Canada leasing vehicles from a subsidiary of a California company.What about Trump’s Cuba policy? Can it get much worse?It was supposed to be rolled out on May 20, the date chosen because that was the infamous day in 1901 when the U.S. imposed the Platt Amendment on Cuba. After winning their hard-fought war for independence from Spain, the Cubans were forced by the Platt Amendment to accept continued U.S. military occupation of the naval base at Guantanamo Bay. The White House made no Cuba announcement on May 20, but the word now is that it will announce new restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba soon.But that’s not the end of the story. People in the U.S. are pushing back. City council resolutions against the blockade are piling up. Sacramento has joined the California cities of Richmond, Berkeley and Oakland plus Brookline, Mass. and Hartford, Conn. Similar resolutions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Calif., Pittsburgh, Detroit, Newark and Helena, Mont., are in the works.The administration has to deal with the fact that airlines and other businesses with commercial stakes in Cuba don’t want the total blockade renewed.While this autocratic government slanders Cuba with ridiculous charges of violating “human rights,” it can’t hide the fact that people in Cuba are healthier than those in the U.S. because they have universal health care.Cuban medical professionals are world renowned. When people were dying in New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina, nearly 2,000 Cuban medical professionals were mobilized, ready to help them. But they were denied U.S. clearance. Cubans then fought cholera in Haiti and were on the front lines against Ebola. For that, they were just awarded the 2017 Public Health award by the World Health Organization.It is long past time to end the blockade and regime-change programs funded with U.S. tax dollars. It is long past time to end the illegal occupation of Guantanamo by the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and its despicable torture prison.In Cuba this year on May Day, the largest foreign contingent came from the U.S. People are already signing up for the “Paths of Che” brigade, which will visit Cuba Oct. 1-15 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary guerrilla fighter’s assassination.In July the two oldest and most consistent Cuba solidarity organizations will be traveling there without self-licensing. The Venceremos Brigade will go from July 21 to Aug. 4, and the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace will travel from July 11 to 27.They will exercise their absolute right to travel and associate with the people of the world, including those in Cuba.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Seed Consultants Market Watch 10:41 update with Gary Wilhelmi 12/21/2012

first_img Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 21, 2012 Dow off 92Short covering on light volume in grains and oilseedsProfit taking in Cattle and dormant in hogsTaiwan buys 76,000 tons of US wheatThe 110,000 bean sale from earlier was domestic not exportS Korea bought 193,000 of optional origin corn not specifically non US corn SHARE Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 10:41 update with Gary Wilhelmi 12/21/2012 Previous articleAg Secretary Points to “Speaker Reluctance” on Farm BillNext articleSeed Consultants Market Watch Weekly Comment with Gary Wilhelmi 12/21/2012 Hoosier Ag Today Seed Consultants Market Watch 10:41 update with Gary Wilhelmi 12/21/2012 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

‘Balance Right To Protest & Right To Movement’-Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Direction To Allow Farmers Protest At Jantar Manter

first_imgTop Stories’Balance Right To Protest & Right To Movement’-Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Direction To Allow Farmers Protest At Jantar Manter Sanya Talwar8 Dec 2020 9:22 AMShare This – xA petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to allow the protesting farmers to enter in Delhi and allow them to protest at the designated place for protest i. e. Jantar Manter by following the guidelines for COVID.The plea filed on behalf of Advocate Reepak Kansal seeks indulgence of the Court to protect and safeguard the “human and fundamental rights of protesting…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 petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to allow the protesting farmers to enter in Delhi and allow them to protest at the designated place for protest i. e. Jantar Manter by following the guidelines for COVID.The plea filed on behalf of Advocate Reepak Kansal seeks indulgence of the Court to protect and safeguard the “human and fundamental rights of protesting of farmers whom, the petitioner states, are not allowed being allowed to enter in Delhi for peaceful protest.The petitioner has prayed for framing of guidelines or lay down law to balance a citizen’s right to protest with another’s right to free access & movement.In this context, Kansal states that on the other hand citizens of the country who have been suffering due to said gathering of protestors at borders of Delhi. “Article 19 (1) (b) of the Constitution of India, provide that the right to assemble peaceably and without arms. Thereby, right to peaceful protest is bestowed to Indian citizens by our Constitution. The groups of protesting farmers wanted to do peaceful protest at the designated place in Delhi which was not allowed by the respondents, law enforcing agencies / security forces which deployed by the respondents on the borders of Delhi or in its’ respective States to stop the groups of protesting farmers.”- Plea in SCThe petition has highlighted that Delhi & Haryana Police used force as well as water cannons and tear gas shells at state borders to disperse protesting farmers, even though the Court has held in various judgments that the right of people to protest in a democracy was sacrosanct.It has been averred that the Delhi police/ security forces placed big vehicles, fencing, permanent gates/ temporary or permanent structures to stop the protestors at the boundary of Delhi and closed the boundaries of Delhi for protesting farmers and have illegally closed all all the boundaries of Delhi and restricted the entry of the protestors in Delhi therefore, violated the rights of protesters/farmers.In this light, the petitioner has sough the indulgence of the top court to issue an appropriate Writ directing the respondent not to use force on the protesting farmers who have been protesting peacefully.”The executive cannot close down any area permanently for protests or impose a blanket ban on all protests,” plea states.In this backdrop, the petitioner seeks issuance of an appropriate Writ, Order (s) or direction (s) in the nature of Mandamus directing the respondents to allow the protestors to enter in Delhi and allow them to protest at the designated place for protest i. e. Jantar Manter by following the guidelines for COVID.Additionally, the petitioner also seeks directions to the respondent to fulfil its obligation to respect the right to protest by the citizens.Recently, a petition was filed by a law student in the Supreme Court seeking immediate removal of protesting farmers from border areas of Delhi-NCR on the ground that they increase the risk of COVID-19 spread in Delhi.On October 12, the court issued notice to the Central Government on three writ petitions challenging the three farm laws passed by the Parliament recently, which have attracted opposition from several farmers groups across the country.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

New three-storey radiation oncology centre for UHG

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook New three-storey radiation oncology centre for UHG By News Highland – February 18, 2020 Construction will shortly begin on a new three-storey radiation oncology centre at University Hospital Galway.The Saolta Hospital Group says the new centre should be operational by 2023.While many Donegal patients now receive radiotherapy services at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry, a large number are still treated in Galway.The new facility there will include seven radiotherapy treatment vaults, a brachytherapy suite, two CT rooms, on-treatment support and ancillary physics, treatment planning and administration facilities.The facility will be built on the site of the former acute mental health unit, and Saolta says significant work has been underway over the last six months to clear the site to enable construction to begin.Ms Chris Kane, General Manager of Galway University Hospitals said this is a hugely important development for cancer patients right across the West, with the 8,000msq facility will allowing a significant increase in radiotherapy services.The tender process is currently being concluded and the contractor will be appointed shortly. Construction work will take approximately two years after which the unit will be commissioned. WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img WhatsApp Google+ Previous articlePodcast – DL Debate Ep 2Next articlePlans to address water supply issues in Donegal progressing News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Grandma’s Visitation Order Vacated After Parents’ Marriage

first_imgA grandmother fighting to keep a visitation order for her out-of-wedlock grandchildren failed to persuade an Indiana Court of Appeals panel to rule in her favor. Instead, the panel concluded grandparent visitation orders do not survive the subsequent marriage of the natural parents of a child born out of wedlock.A few years after her two grandchildren were born, Tara Eary petitioned for an order of grandparent visitation pursuant to Indiana’s Grandparent Visitation Act. She specifically requested the visitation under Indiana Code Section 31-17-5-1(a)(3) on the ground that the children were born out of wedlock, and the trial court granted her request.Two years later, the children’s biological parents married and subsequently moved to dismiss Eary’s visitation order on the ground that their marriage had “legitimized” the children and that, as a matter of law, the visitation order did not survive the marriage. The St. Joseph Circuit Court disagreed and denied the motion, prompting the couple to pursue an interlocutory appeal.Appealing the motion to dismiss, Allison and Kyle Lanthier alleged the Indiana Grandparent Visitation Act does not provide for the survival of the visitation order after the parents have legitimized the children by their marriage.“Here, the Act does not include the subsequent marriage of a child’s natural parents as a circumstance in which an existing grandparent visitation order survives,” Judge Edward Najam wrote for the appellate court. “Thus, we conclude that a grandparent visitation order does not survive the subsequent marriage of the natural parents of a child born out of wedlock.”Additionally, the appellate court found that a grandparent visitation order entered over a child born out of wedlock survives the “establishment of paternity of a child by a court proceeding,” but that marriage is not a court proceeding. It also found the survival of a grandparent visitation order following a subsequent adoption was not an equivalent circumstance to the legitimation of a child by the subsequent marriage of the child’s natural parents.“In sum, the Act is in derogation of the common law and must be strictly construed,” Najam wrote. “Instead, Grandmother’s argument on appeal asks this Court to read words into the Act that are not there. We will not read the Act to say something it plainly does not say, and we will not disregard the words actually chosen by our General Assembly to strike the balance between allowing for grandparent visitation while also protecting a fit biological parent’s rights over his or her children.”The appellate court thus reversed and remanded Allison Campbell, et al. v. Tara Eary, 19A-MI-00006 with instructions to vacate Eary’s visitation order. Katie Stancombe for www.theindianalawyer.com FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

PONA, CONCETTA (Connie)

first_img93, of Point Pleasant, NJ passed away on February 4. Connie was born in Jersey City and resided in Bayonne most of her life where she worked at a confectionary store. Connie also worked as a realtor and tax preparer. She relocated to the Jersey Shore where she spent many days with her family. Connie was the wife of the late Joseph A. Pona and mother to Rosanne, Joe (Roseann) and Louise (Rick Budka). She was the grandmother to Christie and Joseph Pona and to Ricky, Connor and Alexandria Budka. Connie was predeceased by her sister Rose Roses and Adeline Del Priore. She will be missed by her niece Susan and other family members and friends including her dog, Jessie. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Connie’s memory to the Hudson County Animal League or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with envelopes available at the funeral home or with a link at www.MigliaccioFuneralHome.com. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.last_img read more

BIE is rated a success

first_imgExhibitors and visitors alike expressed satisfaction over the Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE), which took place at Birmingham NEC on 6-9 April. Many standholders have already signed for the next show, which will take place in two years’ time.As well as many ingredient and machinery stands, the student competitions, supported by California Raisins, attracted a daily audience, who watched competitors from colleges around the country vie with each other on a range of breads and cakes.The Live Bakery also attracted an enthusiastic audience who could watch the baked goods being made – and then eat them! l For more on BIE see pg 14-16.last_img read more