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first_img Passive income can sound like a great idea – receiving money without having to work hard for it. While that may sound too good to be true, it’s a reality for millions of people. Landlords, share owners, musical copyright owners are all used to receiving regular payments without the grind of work each time.There are lots of passive income ideas. But some involve setting up new, unproven businesses, or learning a new skill set. I don’t think that’s really passive – it sounds like a lot of work! I prefer to focus on passive income ideas I can use without learning new skills like “dropshipping” or programming.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…I’d invest regularlyI’d earn income by investing money in a Stocks and Shares ISA and using it to buy shares. That could be with a lump sum. But if I didn’t have any money to start, I’d simply start putting aside a few pounds a week to get going. Passive income ideas can still generate income, even without a lot of capital.Then I would start looking at shares I could buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA. To make this as passive as possible, I’d focus on companies I already knew and had an opinion about. For example, most people will need to do some research to understand the details of an industrial company like Victrex or ITM Power. But I already know companies like Greggs, Domino’s Pizza, Tesco, and Trainline from my own experience as a customer.So to keep things passive, I’d focus on my own area of knowledge. One thing to note, though, is that a good business doesn’t automatically translate into a winning investment. A company could be saddled with debts, or maybe it’s so popular that investors have driven the share price up high. For example, I think the Trainline business is easy to understand. But I wouldn’t invest in it because I think it’s overvalued. Its market capitalization (the total value of all shares) is over £2bn, but train demand is currently low and may take years to recover. The company has a leading brand and many investors obviously see it as poised for recovery. But I think I can discover more reliable value elsewhere. So while I’d pick names I was familiar with, I’d still do some research upfront to see how financially attractive a share might be.Passive income ideas need to pay incomeI’d then sort through my shortlisted companies to see which paid out money to shareholders. Many companies keep money in their business to help it grow, instead of paying it out to shareholders. That’s what a company in its growth phase like Trainline does. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad investment, but for passive income, I’d seek out shares that pay excess cash to shareholders as dividends.For example, Domino’s currently yields 2% and Tesco 3.7%. That means that for every £1,000 I put into Tesco I could expect around £37 a year in passive income. Of course, dividends aren’t fixed and can be cut or scrapped altogether. So I’d try to diversify my portfolio. But over time, by focussing on companies I already know and like, I’d expect these passive income ideas to start generating an agreeable passive income stream. 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Passive income ideas I’d choose without learning new skillscenter_img See all posts by Christopher Ruane 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. Christopher Ruane | Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more


first_img Tagged with: Funding Ireland Howard Lake | 12 February 2016 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  67 total views,  1 views today Photo: Ferrero Rocher chocolates by Blaz Cure on Shutterstock.comcenter_img  68 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The International Charity Bazaar, a charity fundraising scheme organised by the diplomatic corps in Dublin, is inviting applications for its 2016 round of funding.The International Charity Bazaar (ICB) raises funds for Irish registered charities through various annual events and activities, including the Diplomatic Ball, the International Charity Bazaar and the sales of the International Charity Cookbook.In the past five years ICB has raised funds for charities such as the Fr McVerry Trust, Focus Ireland, SPIRASI, The Lantern Centre, Sisters of St Joseph, Headstrong and the Irish Wheelchair Association.In 2015 €85,000 was donated to nine Irish charities from across the Republic of Ireland. Funds raised during the year are disbursed at the bazaar towards the end of the year.Applications from registered charities have to be made by 31st March 2016, with successful charities notified by 2nd May. The maximum grant is €15,000 and grants cannot go towards salaries or bursaries. Advertisement Diplomats in Ireland invite grant applications last_img read more


first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses WomenJudicial harassmentViolenceImprisoned Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its condemnation of the Iranian regime’s continuing harassment of journalists.Henghameh Shahidi, who edits the blog Paineveste, was arrested at the home of her sister in the northeastern city of Mashhad on the orders of the office of the Tehran prosecutor for culture and media. In a letter published after her arrest, she said she had been the target of “threats from government organs.”“I will go on hunger strike until my release or my death,” the letter added. Mostafa Turk Hamadani, a lawyer who is waiting to see if he will be allowed to defend her, said she had been transferred to Tehran and had been refused the right to receive visits. She is ill and has undergone two heart operations in the past, her mother, Nahid Kermanshahi, said.Shahidi was originally arrested in June 2009 and was released in November of the same year on the orders of a Tehran revolutionary court on bail of 9 million toman (8,000 euros). After a ministry of intelligence summons in February 2010, a Tehran court sentenced her on appeal to six years in prison and a fine of 50,000 toman, but she was released on medical grounds in October 2010.Violence was used by the Revolutionary Guards intelligence operatives who arrested Ehssan Mazandarani, the editor of the newspaper Farhikhteghan, yesterday, claiming that he should not have been released a month ago and that he had not fully served his sentence.Mazandarani was freed on 9 February as a result of a decision that he had completed his two-year sentence. One of the victims of a wave of arrests in November 2015, he was originally given a seven-year jail sentence that was reduced to two years on appeal.While in prison, he was hospitalized several times with heart and chest problems after a three-week hunger strike. His family says that, following yesterday’s arrest, he was taken to Tehran’s Evin prison, where he immediately began another hunger strike.Issa Saharkhiz, a well-known independent journalist who was one of the other victims of the November 2015 wave of arrests, was manhandled by prison guards during a search of his personal effects on 11 March. He has been held in hospital since March 2016 on medical grounds. His family members say they are concerned about his health.RSF is also worried about Tahereh Riahi, the Borna news agency’s social affairs editor, who was arrested on 27 December. Still in solitary confinement in Section 209 of Evin prison and still denied the right to visits, she is said to be in very poor physical and psychological health.Ranked 169th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, Iran is one of the world’s five biggest prisons for media personnel, with a total of 30 journalists and citizen journalists detained. Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out more Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Organisation In the run-up to the Iranian New Year on 20 March, when prisoners might have expected to be released, two journalists – Henghameh Shahidi and Ehssan Mazndarani – have been arrested and others have been threatened with arrest by the courts, the Revolutionary Guards and the ministry of intelligence. June 11, 2021 Find out more Proposed Iranian law would ban US, British journalists and media News News March 13, 2017 – Updated on March 16, 2017 Two journalists jailed in run-up to Iranian New Year Follow the news on Iran News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses WomenJudicial harassmentViolenceImprisoned Receive email alerts News May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Issues Directions To Ensure That Victim is Issued Notice In All Bail Proceedings Concerning POCSO Cases [Read Order] Karan Tripathi5 Jun 2020 8:59 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued a series of directions to ensure that the Sessions Court comply with the court’s various orders which mandates that notice must be issued to the complainant in all bail proceedings concerning POCSO cases. The Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh has noted that the District Judges shall inform and sensitise all the presiding officers of the…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?LoginDelhi High Court has issued a series of directions to ensure that the Sessions Court comply with the court’s various orders which mandates that notice must be issued to the complainant in all bail proceedings concerning POCSO cases. The Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh has noted that the District Judges shall inform and sensitise all the presiding officers of the importance of compliance of the mandatory condition of issuing notice to the complainant/victim/informant, and the legal position in this regard. The order has come in a criminal petition moved to highlight the grave problem of hearing not being afforded to victims/complainants/informants, in bail applications filed on behalf of those accused who are facing trial under the provisions of Sections 376(3), 376- AB, 376 – DA or 376 DB of the IPC, and the provisions of POCSO Act. These Practice Directions mandates that the presence of the informant or any person authorized, shall be obligatory at the time of hearing of the application for bail to the person under Sections 376/ 376(3)/ 376-AB/ 376-DA and 376-DB IPC. Appearing for the Petitioner, Ms Tara Narula submitted that the Sessions Court order is bad in law as the same has been passed without issuance of notice to the complainant of FIR and thereby, denying the opportunity of hearing. Ms Narula cited the amended section 439 of the Criminal Procedure Code, as well as the Practice Directions issued by the Delhi High Court on 24/09/19, which have mandated that the presence of the informant or any person authorized,shall be obligatory at the time of hearing of the application for bail to the person under Sections 376/ 376(3)/ 376-AB/ 376-DA and 376-DB IPC. By an order dated 27/01/20, the Petitioner further pointed out, the Delhi High Court had extended the obligation stated under the said Practice Directions to cases under POCSO as well and a direction was issued to the District Judges, National Commission for Protection of Children Rights (‘NCPCR’) and State Commission for Protection of Children Rights (‘SCPCR’) to strictly comply with the same. The report submitted by the Registrar General of the Delhi High Court indicated that out of a total of 294 cases wherein bail was sought by the accused, notices were issued to the Complainant in only 79 cases i.e., in 215 cases, which is almost 70%, no notice was issued. In light of these figures, the court observed that there is also no doubt that most Sessions Courts are not issuing notices to the complainant before entertaining or hearing bail applications of accused, including those for interim bail. The court said: ‘Suffice to say, that the lockdown period has thrown up several challenges to the Court system which Courts are bracing for on an everyday basis. However, the non-issuance of notice to the complainant/victim/informant is such a fundamental pre-condition, that such a requirement of law cannot be bypassed, ignored or neglected.’ In order to ensure that the trial courts comply with the Practice Directions issued by the court as well as the recent order of this court in the case of Reena Jha v. Union of India, the court laid down with the following directions: Whenever an accused who is charged under Sections 376(3), 376-AB, 376 – DA or 376 DB of the IPC or the provisions of the POCSO Act, moves an application for regular bail or interim bail, notice shall be issued to the IO as also any counsel on record for the victim/complainant/informant; The IO upon receipt of the bail application and/or the notice of such application, shall immediately issue notice to the victim/complainant/informant in prescribed format as per ‘Annexure A’ of the Practice Directions. The Practice Directions dated 24th September, 2019 The service of notice shall be certified by the SHO of the local police station by signing Annexure A at the prescribed place. The duly completed Annexure A shall be filed along with the reply/ status report filed by the IO in respect of the bail application and shall be presented to the Court. If the IO cannot trace the complainant/victim/informant, the reasons for the same shall be mentioned in the status report. Further, if there is any specific reason for non-appearance of the complainant/victim/informant, the same shall be recorded and placed before the Court. In case the complainant/victim/informant has not been traced, the IO shall try to ascertain the whereabouts of the complainant/victim/informant and place the same before the Court. The Court, before proceeding to hear the bail application would ascertain the service of notice, and if no notice has been served, either through the IO or the counsel on record, as a secondary safeguard, issue summons to the complainant/victim/informant. Once the victim/complainant/informant appears before the Court, and if needed, adequate representation shall be ensured for the victim/complainant/informant either through own counsel or through a legal service authority counsel. All the relevant documents required for the victim/complainant/informant to effectively represent the case for opposing the bail shall be provided. In every bail order, service of notice or reasons for non-service or non-hearing of the complainant/victim/informant shall be specifically recorded before proceeding to pass orders. If the complainant/victim/informant does not appear despite service of notice, bail can be considered by the Court, in accordance with law. In case interim bail is sought for an emergency such as death in family or a medical emergency, and awaiting notice to the complainant/victim/informant appears non-feasible, in a rare case, reasons for the same shall first be recorded in the order. The court also made it clear that any non-compliance of the mandatory condition of issuance of notice and service of notice to the complainant/victim/informant could entail consequential action, in accordance with law.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more


first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Gardai have launched an investigation after the local pharmacy in Newtowncunningham was broken into overnight.The robbery is believed to have happened at some stage between 3 and 4 o’clock this morning.Extensive damage has been caused to the premises as it’s understood that a jeep was used to ram raid the front of the building.Two tills and a quantity of goods have been stolen.The property has been sealed off with Gardai currently carrying out a forensic examination this morning while CCTV is also being assessed.Anyone with information is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 9320540.The pharmacy in question was also the target in an attempted break in some years ago. Homepage BannerNews Breaking: Pharmacy ram raided in overnight robbery Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furthercenter_img By News Highland – July 25, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleMassive disconnect between Council and local enterprise – BroganNext articleEU warns action is needed on drinking water safety in Donegal News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgkellyvandellen/iStockBy STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the National Park Service has begun reopening some big-name national parks closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but advocates are raising concerns about crowds and limited staffing to enforce social distancing.Many of the more popular parks closed due to concerns about the spread of the virus or statewide stay-at-home orders even as the majority of the park service’s 419 properties have remained open.The agency says its evaluating how to begin reopening properties on a case-by-case basis as shelter-in-place orders are lifted and only when they’re able to maintain social distancing.Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, whose department oversees the park service, said he’s confident Americans will be safe in national parks this summer.“We feel that we can play an important role in the moving forward picture. And I think a lot of people will be out utilizing us this summer,” Bernhardt said in an interview with ABC’s Aaron Katersky.Advocates have raised concerns that it’s impossible for limited park staff to enforce social distancing everywhere in national parks and that potential crowds or out-of-state visitors could bring the virus to areas where health care facilities are limited.“When people think about national parks, they picture wide open spaces. But accessing these spaces often requires walking through crowded parking lots, hiking trails and walkways alongside other people. Well-meaning park visitors may not be able to effectively physically distance in a national park during this time,” Theresa Pierno, President and CEO for the National Parks Conservation Association said in a statement.“The Department of the Interior must put protocols and management tools in place and secure enough personal protective equipment for parks to safely operate without needlessly putting visitors and local communities in harm’s way. As we quickly approach Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest times for national parks, we remain concerned about the ability of park staff and local and tribal communities to prepare for a potential influx of visitors.”But Bernhardt said he’s encouraged by events like the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels flyover in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, when he said visitors to the National Mall naturally spaced themselves out to respect social distancing in what he called “social clumping.”“I’m frankly encouraged by this. And what I saw was what I’m gonna call clumping. And that’s not a scientific term,” he said.“It’s my belief that groups of people have decided that that – they’re colleagues and maybe they’re a family member, maybe it’s a cohort of workers – but whatever it is, they’ve decided in some way that they are comfortable with social distancing with them in a very narrow space, so maybe like three feet. But. But what you saw is clumps, so like family units or groups that were together, and then space and then individual and space and another clump and space.”The Centers for Disease Control recommends sticking to parks in your area, and avoiding crowds where it may be difficult to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. The CDC also says to avoid going to parks if you feel sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, avoid playgrounds, and be prepared with up-to-date information before your visit.National Park Service spokesperson Alexandra Picavet said visitors should be prepared with any supplies they need and recognize that trash cans and restrooms may be less accessible than usual, and that now may not be the time to try a challenging hike for the first time.“This is definitely a time to be cognizant of the fact that lower staffing in parks means emergency response is limited,” she said.Picavet said the park service wants to be there for Americans who want to celebrate Memorial Day in a park or battlefield site, as well as those who want to mark the holiday from home without the concern of crowds.“Every Memorial Day weekend is a busy Memorial Day weekend in a national park,” she said.“What we want to do is try and help people find their way of honoring people who have lost their lives in service to our nation which is what memorial day is about. That’s why we have really worked hard to try and find a way to help people continue to have that connection with our American history and what Memorial Day is about.”Several national park locations are hosting live stream events, including demonstrations, tributes, and virtual campouts, to commemorate the weekend. The National Park Service has created a website to search virtual events at different parks.Picavet also suggested visitors can search for less well-known parks in their area that may not be as crowded or have more space for visitors to spread out.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more


first_imgEmployers are making more effort to meet staff needs, according to jointresearch by SHRM and eePulse. Six out of 10 organisations now offer staff an open door policy withmanagement to discuss concerns, and allow staff to postpone or cancel businesstravel. A third are establishing a task force to examine safety and security issuesand a fifth are providing diversity training to improve awareness of ethnicityand race issues due to terrorist attacks, claims the research. However, only half of American employers are planning to commemorateSeptember 11. The survey of 7,466 HR professionals shows that while a thirdwill observe a moment of silence, 45 per cent will not mark it. It finds companies underestimated the impact of the terrorist attack. Morethan 70 per cent of US firms initially claimed they were prepared to return to‘business as usual’, but in reality only 41 per cent have been unaffected,according to last month’s survey. “Regardless of geographic location, respondents cited ways that relationshipsbetween people at work changed since September 11,” said Dr TheresaWelbourne, CEO of eePulse. “Some respondents said their employees weremore caring; others said employees were more focused on family and friends, andanother group indicated an overall sense of loss that resulted from 9/11, theanthrax scare, and the overall downturn in the economy.” The survey also finds that employee relationships have changed in the wakeof September 11 – respondents said many colleagues are now more caring andemployees are more focused on family and friends. www.shrm.org/surveys By Mike BroadImpact on UK businessMore than 70 per cent of UKbusinesses experienced fallout from September 11, according to a survey byPersonnel Today sister magazine globalhr.Companies say they have been affected by financial downturn andcost-cutting and taken measures such as only filling business-criticalvacancies. UK companies that experienced fallout reported introducing newsecurity procedures (ID cards, emergency contact details) and improvingdisaster contingency and recovery planning.globalhr editor DeeDee Doke said while UK business hassuffered, it hasn’t been idle. “UK companies appear to have learnedlessons from this tragedy and HR department can take pride in having taken alead role in acting upon these lessons.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. US firms put staff first in aftermath of attackOn 10 Sep 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more


first_imgChaenocephalus aceratus (Family Channicthyidae) is one of the dominant species of demersal fish living on the South Georgia shelf where it is caught in low numbers as by-catch in the mackerel icefish and Antarctic krill commercial fisheries. Data collected during 14 demersal fish surveys, from 1986 to 2006, are analysed to investigate biomass, distribution, growth and diet. Biomass estimates from a swept area method ranged from 4,462 to 28,740 tonnes on the South Georgia and Shag Rock shelves although few fish were caught at Shag Rocks. Analysis of length frequency data indicated that growth was fast in the first five years with males and females attaining lengths at first spawning of 440 mm TL and 520 mm TL. The diet was comprised of fish and crustaceans, with an ontogenetic shift in diet from Euphausia superba and mysids to benthic fish and decapods observed to begin at 250 mm TL. In larger fish (>500 mm TL) the diet was dominated by fish. C. aceratus diet is sufficiently different from the other species of channichthyids around South Georgia to suggest that these species have undergone resource partitioning.last_img read more


first_imgA sublime fourth-wicket partnership for Oxford on Monday saw off Cardiff ’s hopes of victory in the Parks after two days of edge-of-theseat action. It was déjà vu in many ways for Cardiff, who had posted 364 in their previous game but lost to Durham, as their bowlers, having reduced the hosts to 32-3, watched Luke Parker and Will Howard put on 275 runs without loss. Ami Suman began with a bang after Paul McMahon put the visitors in, removing both openers early on. Rodney Lloyd and Mark Pettini consolidated from 8-2 before Ian Clayton began a strong partnership with Lloyd, waiting patiently for bad balls, leading Cardiff gradually in to the driving seat. The score moved on to 217 before spinner Michael Munday made the breakthrough, bowling Clayton for 64. McMahon caught Lloyd from Munday’s bowling twelve runs short of a century, after a fight lasting 230 balls. He and Mula Richards then picked up two more each in the space of 16 runs to leave Cardiff 267-9. By stumps a dogged effort from Cardiff ’s last pair had put on 52 runs to leave the game on a knife edge. Munday sealed his second five-wicket haul in a week as Lambert fell for 38, having faced almost 100 balls, early on day two. Oxford were soon in trouble as the highly-rated Paul Selvey-Clinton, Josh Knappett and Omar Anwar were all unpadding within the first hour. Howard and Parker settled, however, and looked more comfortable as the session went on, with Howard especially striking the ball to all parts of the ground. By the time a late glance for four brought up Parker’s century, the score had moved past 260 and a win was all but secure. Cardiff were deflated and Howard’s 29th boundary, bludgeoning a full toss down the ground, took his score past 150 in 158 balls. He was caught at square leg off the last ball of the session but soon after the resumption of play, the winning total of 327 was reached. One more wicket fell before declaration, though the stroke of luck for Munday was not enough to claim any bonus points in the second innings. McMahon praised his side’s discipline, “If we win our two remaining games, we should be in the final at Lord’s.”ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004last_img read more