3 UK shares I’d buy with £500 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge These are the three UK shares I’m most likely to buy when I next add a share to my portfolio. One is for income, the second a recovery share and the other is more for capital growth. A UK share for incomePrimary Health Properties (LSE: PHP) has a dividend yield of just under 4%, which is pretty good in my book. The £2bn FTSE 250-listed REIT should be a growing source of income, given that REITs have to pay so much of their income out to shareholders as dividends.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 I like about it is there’ll always be a need for healthcare in the UK, and sector professionals can’t just operate from any building.What’s potentially concerning is that more and more primary care might move online, reducing the need for large GP surgeries. As with all REITs as well, Primary Health Properties has to pay out nearly all profits to shareholders, meaning it doesn’t have the same ability to build up reserves like an investment trust can.But as a specialist in providing healthcare facilities, its management has solid experience, contacts and specialisation in the sector. It also has government clients that will pay rents whatever the economic conditions.A reopening shareThe recruiter Hays (LSE: HAS) is a value recovery play. The shares are still down 8% from the price at the start of 2020.That’s despite the shares doing well since the end of last year, when the vaccine breakthroughs boosted value shares and those hit hardest by the pandemic. Hays was certainly in that category.Despite the last six or seven months of the share price recovering, I think there’s still further to go. That’s why I’m tempted to add it to my portfolio.City analysts think annual earnings here will rebound 133% in the financial year to June 2022. This shows the future certainly looks far brighter than the past.The big risk for any recovery share – and Hays would not be an exception – is that any delay to the UK reopening and indeed the full reopening of economies in other territories where it operates would likely hit the share price hard.Going for growth Venture Life (LSE: VLG), is an international consumer self-care company and has brands such as UltraDEX, Rosa calma and Dentyl. It’s a transformation story and the turnaround means I think there could be share price growth for years to come.Why is that? It’s because the transformation at Venture Life is going well. Final results from March – in a difficult year for companies – showed that revenues and gross profits increased by 49% and 61% respectively. The amount of cash the company holds nearly quadrupled.Venture Life is launching new products, entering new markets and improving the brands it acquires. All this I think sets it up very well for the future.What I’d want to keep an eye on is director selling. There has been some significant director selling in the last 12 months, which is a slight concern. It’s also acquisitive, buying up brands. This adds risk that acquired assets might underperform against expectations and also could in theory mean shareholders in future might be asked to cough up more money.Overall though, I like Venture Life as a growth share, which could boost returns within my portfolio. 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Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Episcopal News Service] Agustín Román, obispo auxiliar emérito de la arquidiócesis de Miami, falleció 11 de abril víctima de un paro cardíaco a los 83 años de edad. “La iglesia ha perdido a un gran evangelizador, que predicó el evangelio a todos y la nación cubana ha perdido a un gran patriota”, dijo Thomas Wenski, actual arzobispo de Miami. Fue el primer cubano en servir como obispo en Estados Unidos. En 1961 fue expulsado a España junto con otros 130 religiosos. Centavo a centavos construyó el santuario mariano de la Caridad del Cobre. Fue líder ecuménico y un gran comunicador.En un artículo publicado en Diario Las Américas, Martín Añorga, pastor presbiteriano, escribió sobre Román: “Sabía mezclar su investidura con los polvos de los caminos cotidianos y amó a Dios de tal manera que lo amaba en las manos empobrecidas de los necesitados, en las rodillas que alababan a Dios y en las abrumadoras demandas que se veía precisado a satisfacer”.Desmond Tutu, anterior obispo anglicano de Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, ha sido invitado para pronunciar el discurso de graduación de la Universidad Gonzaga, una universidad jesuita en el estado de Washington. Sin embargo, un grupo de ex alumnos liderado por Patrick Kirby, un graduado de 1993, está pidiendo a la universidad que Tutu sea “desinvitado” porque está a favor del derecho de las mujeres al aborto, ha ofendido a la comunidad judía, está a favor del uso de anticonceptivos y la ordenación de homosexuales.La VI Cumbre de las Américas terminó sus deliberaciones sin una declaración final y la persistente sospecha que quizás ésta sea la última reunión en largo tiempo. Sin embargo, se fijó la próxima para el 2015 en Panamá. Dos temas que varios presidentes hubieran querido discutir fueron el retorno de Cuba al sistema hemisférico y el reclamo de Argentina sobre las islas Malvinas. El presidente Barack Obama dijo que Cuba tenía que dar señales de volver al sistema democrático, poner en libertad a los presos políticos y realizar elecciones libres.La prensa mundial se hizo eco de las palabras del presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez el jueves santo en las que con lágrimas en los ojos pidió a Dios “más tiempo” de vida “porque todavía me quedan cosas por hacer por este pueblo”.La prensa de Washington informa que varios legisladores están vigilando al Servicio Secreto, encargado de la protección del presidente, para asegurarse de que los métodos de la agencia para capacitar y supervisar a los nuevos agentes del servicio no ponen en peligro la vida de importantes líderes del país después del “vergonzoso incidente” de Cartagena. El presidente Barack Obama dijo que espera una investigación “rigurosa” sobre el comportamiento de agentes del Servicio Secreto de Estados Unidos involucrados en el escándalo sexual de Colombia.La Comisión Cubana de Derechos Humanos informó desde Cuba que el disidente Andrés Carrión, 38, detenido durante la visita del papa Benedicto XVI por haber gritado “abajo el comunismo, queremos libertad”, ha sido puesto en libertad.Con las celebraciones del primer centenario del hundimiento del “insumergible” buque Titanic han salido a relucir muchas historias del fatal evento o las vidas de sus víctimas. Una de ellas se refiere al episodio de John Harper, un popular pastor y predicador evangélico inglés que le dio su salvavidas a un pasajero que se ahogaba. “Usted lo necesita más que yo”, dijo el clérigo que venía a Chicago a hacerse cargo de la iglesia del famoso evangelista Dwight L. Moody. Harper pereció clamando a los que podían oírlo que “entregaran sus vidas a Cristo”. De los 2,208 pasajeros y tripulación sólo se salvaron 705.Para muchos las empleadas domésticas son invisibles. En Hong Kong se levantan temprano y preparan a los niños para ir a la escuela, sacan el perro a caminar, preparan los alimentos y limpian la casa. Trabajan desde el amanecer hasta las 2 de la madrugada y duermen en una tina o velan por la vida de los niños en su cuarto. En Hong Kong hay más de 300,000 empleadas domésticas proveniente de Filipinas, Nepal, Tailandia y Sri Lanka. Ante esta situación la catedral anglicana de San Juan ofrece ayuda directa no solo en alimentos y medicinas, sino también en ayuda legal y consejería personal.Luis Aponte Martínez, cardenal de Puerto Rico, falleció el martes 10 de abril de una insuficiencia cardiovascular. Tenía 89 años y había servido como arzobispo de San Juan de 1965 a 1999. El gobernador Luis Fortuño declaró 5 días de duelo en la isla.TESTIMONIO: Soy ateo por la gracia de Dios. Luis Buñuel, cineasta español, 1900-1983. 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In Manhattan, more than 100 people protested yet another cop being acquitted in the death of an unarmed person.A Brooklyn, New York, family devastated by the acquittal of an off-duty Black officer in the shooting death of their relative, who was also Black, said that the only race that mattered in this killing was that of their loved one, yet another victim of unrelenting police violence toward people of color.New York Police Department Officer Wayne Isaacs, 38, was found “not guilty” Nov. 6 of killing Brooklyn resident Delrawn Small, 37. Isaacs remains on paid suspension, and could still face NYPD charges.In a video Small was seen falling to the ground after being shot three times on July 4, 2016, in Brooklyn, after his car had been cut off on the road by Isaac. Zaquanna Albert, Small’s partner, says she was in the car with two children when she witnessed Isaacs pull out a gun to shoot Small.The New York Times reported Attorney General Eric Schneiderman brought charges against Isaacs under an order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate when police kill unarmed civilians. “It is the first prosecution under the directive,” according to the paper. (Oct. 25)That Isaacs is Black has raised questions about how racist the NYPD really is.But Small’s family was clear: “I don’t give a flying f—k what color Wayne Isaacs is because my black-ass brother isn’t here,” said Small’s sister, Victoria, to a multinational crowd of more than 100 at a Union Square rally on Nov. 9. Speakers demanded the NYPD fire Isaacs.Relatives called the rally to draw attention to the unjust, racist system that lets police officers kill on camera with impunity. To drive home the point, the crowd marched around Union Square, the site of many demonstrations against injustice. Organizations and activists who showed up to support the family included retired state Assemblyman Charles Barron, who asked the crowd to “organize for a revolution.”Small’s brother, Victor, said the “not guilty” verdict emphasized that Small’s life — like many Black lives — didn’t matter. Family members described sleepless nights and nightmares since the verdict. They also said they suffered lost wages because they sat through the two-week trial.“[The cop] should be in jail right now, but he’s at home with his family and we’re out here in the cold,” Victor said.Imani Henry, Workers World Party member and activist working against gentrification and policing, said the Black community doesn’t win justice through elections, including the most recent one where Mayor Bill de Blasio was re-elected.During his first term, de Blasio asked the family of murdered Staten Island resident Eric Garner to wait for the U.S. Department of Justice to finish its investigation before any NYPD internal investigation of Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Pantaleo, who has a history of substantiated complaints against him, was seen on video using a banned chokehold that killed Garner. Garner’s final plea, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry for justice among Black Lives Matter activists.Henry called for the abolition of the police. He pointed out that policing started as slave patrols in this country to protect wealthy white landowners’ “property.” That included African people bound into involuntary servitude until the abolition of slavery and the end of the U.S. Civil War.“Police do nothing but murder our people, drive people out of their homes,” Henry said. “They don’t do anything but serve Wall Street.”Video evidence has so far counted for nothing as families across the country mourn loved ones who have died at the hands of racist police forces.The Smalls said they’ll continue their fight against the racist system and for justice for Delrawn Small.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific News News News Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 29, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dissident journalist disappears before Tiananmen anniversary event Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is concerned about well-known dissident journalist Gao Yu’s disappearance in the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of 4 June 1989. There has been no trace of her since 23 April.Gao was to have participated in a demonstration on 26 April marking the 25th anniversary of a People’s Daily editorial describing the Tiananmen Square protests as an “anti-party and anti-socialist upheaval.” It marked the start of a tougher party line towards the protesters.When Gao met journalists with Australia’s Fairfax Media on 22 April, she told then she had been threatened by state security officers. No message has been posted on her Twitter account since 23 April. Her lawyer, Teng Biao, reported on 27 April that she had been missing for the past four days.“The arrests of government opponents, former protest leaders and dissident journalists are unfortunately common at this time of the year,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“We call on the authorities to quickly provide any information that have about Gao Yu’s whereabouts. If they are responsible for her silence, they must release her at once. If they are not, they must carry out an independent investigation to establish the exact facts of the matter. In either case, silence by the authorities is indicative of guilt.”The winner of many awards, including the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize in 1997, Gao had planned to travel to Hong Kong to take part in a news conference on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May.Information about the “Tiananmen Square events” is the subject of a major censorship operation every year and the circulation of such information leads to arrests of activists.China is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Organisation
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AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ By News Highland – May 19, 2021 Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter A section of council-owned land in Carndonagh is being considered for the development of a new Garda Station.It’s been confirmed that Donegal County Council, An Garda Siochana and the OPW are working to progress the project which has been included in the upcoming Garda Building and Refurbishment Programme.The existing station in Carndonagh was previously deemed unfit for purpose by Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn.Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen Municipal District, Councillor Albert Doherty says all resources must be used to bring the project to fruition as soon as possible:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/albert1pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Previous articleCyber attack continues to slow down processes at LUHNext articleWater and wastewater issues in Inishowen and L’Kenny a mess – MacLochlainn News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Council-owned land being considered for new Carndonagh Garda station
Tonya Simpson/ABC NewsBy TONYA SIMPSON and JENNY WAGNON COURTS, ABC News(TULSA, Okla.) — A team of experts searching for victims of Oklahoma’s 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre uncovered what it says is a mass grave on Wednesday, nearly a hundred years after white mobs burned down a section of town known as Black Wall Street.The group of archaeologists, anthropologists and historians discovered 12 unmarked coffins containing human remains buried at Tulsa’s Oaklawn Cemetery. The discovery comes one day after the group discovered remains in another unmarked coffin nearby.“This is just an incredible, incredible moment,” Oklahoma State Archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck said Thursday. “We still have many questions to answer but we are definitely a step closer to getting answers.”The mass grave is located near the headstones of the only two known massacre victims buried in the Black section of the Potters Field at Oaklawn.This week’s discovery was made in an area known as the “Original 18” site. Funeral home records show that at least 18 massacre victims were buried in the area.The site is one of several around Tulsa that the group plans to search as part of a city-backed effort to investigate stories of mass graves connected to the massacre.“While we know that there are at least 18 identified and unidentified-but-known African American massacre victims buried in Oaklawn, we’re looking for any and all riot massacre victims,” said historian Scott Ellsworth.Work is now underway to determine if the remains found in the mass grave are connected to the massacre. Experts say the remains are fragile, and described the preservation level as “less than ideal.” They say they do not plan to remove the remains from the coffins until they can be fully excavated and analyzed.The next step is to submit the permits required to exhume the remains.Forensic anthropologist Dr. Phoebe Stubblefield says requesting permission to remove remains for an investigation with no living victims or suspects is a first for everyone on the research team.“How to pursue an exhumation when the homicides, the assailants themselves, have long died and there’s no one to charge, is a novel circumstance,” Stubblefield said.One hundred years ago, Greenwood was an affluent area of Tulsa known as Black Wall Street and was home to 1,200 black residents and hundreds of black-owned businesses. What began as a confrontation between groups of white and Black residents following the arrest of a young Black man named Dick Rowland ended with 35 city blocks being burned to the ground.Historians believe that as many as 300 people were killed as white mobs destroyed homes, businesses, churches, schools, hospitals and other buildings from May 31 to June 1, 1921. Nearly 100 years later, many of the massacre victims’ bodies have never been found.Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum announced the effort to locate the mass graves in 2018.“We still have a lot of work to do to identify the nature of that mass grave and to identify who is in it,” Bynum said Wednesday. “What we do know as of today is that there is a mass grave in Oaklawn Cemetery where we have no record of anyone being buried.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
nktwentythree/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A new poll has found that more adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender than ever before.According to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, 5.6% of United States adults identify as LGBT. That’s up from 4.5%, based on the company’s 2017 data. In 2012, when Gallup began tracking the measure, that number was 3.5%.For the first time, Gallup also asked respondents to indicate their precise sexual orientation, as opposed to responding “yes” or “no” to whether they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.The poll found that more than half of LGBT adults (54.6%) identify as bisexual, about a quarter (24.5%) as gay, 11.7% as lesbian and 11.3% as transgender. An additional 3.3% used a different non-heterosexual term to describe their sexual orientation, such as queer or same-gender-loving. Respondents could give multiple responses, bringing the total to over 100%.Notably, the generational group that has the highest percentage of people who identify as LGBT is the youngest — Generation Z (born 1997 to 2002) — with 15.9%. That compares to 9.1% of millennials (born 1981 to 1996), 3.8% of Generation X (born 1965 to 1980), 2% of baby boomers (born 1946 to 1964) and 1.3% of traditionalists (born before 1946).“One of the main reasons LGBT identification has been increasing over time is that younger generations are far more likely to consider themselves to be something other than heterosexual,” Gallup said.Most Gen Z adults who identify as LGBT say they are bisexual (72%), the poll found. That would mean 11.5% of Gen Z adults in the U.S. are bisexual, Gallup determined.The increase in the nation’s LGBT population was not surprising to Samantha Johnson, event manager of youth-focused events for NYC Pride, which organizes one of the largest annual pride marches in the world.“We’re breaking generational curses” like homophobia within the household and schools, Johnson told ABC News. “The visibility within media and events like NYC Pride — these are all contributing factors to these numbers.”Johnson has witnessed firsthand a growing enthusiasm among LGBT youth. In 2017, NYC Pride began hosting Youth Pride, geared toward those ages 13 to 24, as part of its monthlong Pride festivities. That first year brought out 1,500 people, she said. The following year, there were 3,000. In 2019, the free event moved to Central Park, where more than 10,000 people attended.Last year’s NYC Pride was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Johnson is working on hosting Youth Pride virtually this year on June 26.“We are here to provide a safe space for this generation to pass on to the next generation,” she said.The latest Gallup poll results were based on more than 15,000 interviews conducted in 2020 with Americans ages 18 and up and may be an underestimate due to “older Americans not wanting to acknowledge an LGBT orientation,” it said.“This poll confirms what we have long known — that the LGBTQ community is powerful and a growing force in the United States, and around the world,” Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David said in a statement. “Young adults, in particular, feel empowered to publicly claim their identities — a compelling finding and validation for the past generations of LGBTQ advocates who have long fought for full equality.”Amid the findings, David called on Congress to pass the Equality Act “to secure consistent and explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across all areas of life.”The comprehensive legislation, which the Congressional Equality Caucus introduced in the House last week, protects LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace, housing, service and public accommodations.President Joe Biden has also called on Congress to pass the bill.“No one should ever face discrimination or live in fear because of who they are or whom they love,” he said in a statement.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.