These three cheap shares have crashed over 25%! Which would I buy today?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” In my search for cheap shares, I sifted through the FTSE 100 this morning and found these three stocks.Steep falls produce cheap sharesOf the 100 firms in the Footsie, 99 have been in the index for at least a year. Of these 99, only 35 share prices have risen over 12 months. Thus, 64 stocks have fallen since last November. Among these 64 fallers, 12-month losses range from 2% to 72%, with the average decline being 28.1%. Furthermore, 34 of these losers have crashed 25%+, which is where I found these three shares: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…Cheap shares #1: oil be backThe first of my bombed-out shares is oil giant BP (LSE: BP), whose shares have collapsed by 59.7% in a year, making BP the third-worst performer among my FTSE 100 fallen angels.Today, BP’s market value is just £39.8bn, having lost £59bn in 12 months. Three events have crushed BP, the first being Covid-19. The second is the crashing Brent Crude price, down from $70 a barrel to $37 today. Third, BP halved its quarterly dividend, with its 25 September payout being 5.25 cents.As I write, BP shares trade at 200.3p, just 6.3% above their 52-week low of 188.52p from last Wednesday. But with a rebased yearly dividend of 21 cents (16.3p), BP’s dividend yield is 8.1%. That’s a very healthy cash payout while waiting for its cheap shares to recover.Faller #2: Banking on recoveryThe second of my cheap shares is Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY). Lloyds shares have more than halved, crashing 51.9% over 12 months. Today, the UK’s largest bank (with 30m customers) is worth £19.8bn. Of course, being the UK’s largest lender during the worst economic collapse in 300 years is hardly ideal, with Lloyds’ 2020 earnings eviscerated by loan losses.What’s more, at the urging of the banking regulator, Lloyds and other UK banks have suspended their once-generous dividends. Yet Lloyds actually made £1bn of profit in the third quarter. Furthermore, the main measure of its financial strength — its Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio — is 15.2%, versus a minimum requirement of 11%. For now, the bank’s balance sheet is in rude health. That’s why I think these cheap shares will bounce back strongly in 2021.Loser #3: drug reelingLast on my list is GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK), whose shares are down a quarter (25.2%) in 12 months. GSK share price is 1,317p, valuing the pharmaceutical giant at £64.8bn. Habitual Fool readers will know that GSK is one of my favourite British success stories, and I have owned its shares for most of the past three decades.Back on 24 January, before the pandemic panic, GSK shares hit a 52-week high of 1,857p. Hence, its stock is down 540p (29%) from its 2020 peak, which has me shaking my head. After all, GSK shares trade on a lowly price-to-earnings ratio of 10.2, for an earnings yield of 9.8%. What’s more, they pay a generous dividend of 80p a share, producing a dividend yield of 6.1% a year. On basic fundamentals, these are clearly cheap shares, with GSK trading well below historical valuations.So, which of these three cheap shares would I pick? Honestly, I would buy all three, partly because they are well-diversified across different industries. Also, two pay attractive cash dividends, with Lloyds’ payouts surely returning in 2021. Lastly, I expect significant future capital gains from all three. Hence, I would buy this trio of cheap shares, ideally inside an ISA, to enjoy their streams of tax-free dividends and future capital gains! 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. Image source: Getty Images Cliff D’Arcy | Monday, 2nd November, 2020 | More on: BP GSK LLOY center_img These three cheap shares have crashed over 25%! Which would I buy today? Enter Your Email Address 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Cliffdarcy owns shares in GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more

With lockdown savings to invest, I’d buy the best UK shares for my ISA

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Paul Summers | Monday, 25th January, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images With lockdown savings to invest, I’d buy the best UK shares for my ISA Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge If there’s one silver lining to the horribly dark coronavirus cloud, it’s that some of us have been able to save money while working from home. In fact, a survey conducted by Aldermore Bank last year found that those prevented from making the daily commute saved an average £110 per week! I’ve been able to save but the question is, what should I do with this money? The answer is that I’m buying what I think are the best UK shares. Here’s my strategy.Cash bufferBefore reading on, let me make one thing clear. I wouldn’t dream of investing a single penny of lockdown savings into the stock market if I didn’t already have a cash buffer to begin with. With the outlook on the economy murky at best, a financial safety net for dealing with life’s little emergencies is vital. I’d say the same thing even in good times. 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…Clearly, exactly how much cash a person keeps in reserve will depend on their circumstances. The typical suggestion is between three and six months’ worth of outgoings. But my simpler rule of thumb is whatever allows me to sleep at night.Buying the best UK sharesNow that my cash savings are in place, I’m throwing the remainder at the stock market. Although opinions will naturally vary on what the best UK shares are at any point in time, I’m using the following criteria.  Profitable (no glitzy, loss-making US IPO stocks for me)No/low debt (a robust balance sheet means a company is less likely to tap its investors for cash in a crisis).A competitive advantage over rivals (such as easily-recognisable, high-quality brands)Likely to grow organically in the years aheadLarge market share (leaders in niche markets are particularly attractive)A history of generating high returns on the money management invests (a.k.a ROCE)A steadily rising dividend would be nice (although size isn’t as important as consistency) Valuation isn’t mentioned at all. This isn’t because I think it’s irrelevant (after all, no stock is worth buying at any price). It’s more to do with my acceptance that the best UK shares rarely appear at ‘sale’ prices. When they do (such as last March), it’s not often for very long.I’d always use an ISAHow much money I can make from investing my lockdown savings rests on a few things. These include how much I put to work and what I choose to buy. Both depend on my attitude to risk and how long I plan to stay invested. What’s right for me might not be right for someone else. Were I less inclined to pick stocks, then a more passive approach might be appropriate. This would take the form of buying shares in funds that track indices or major themes. An alternative would be to let a group of consistently successful fund managers make decisions on my behalf. There’s nothing wrong with combining both approaches either.Regardless of which option I choose, I really do need to hold everything within an ISA. Investing my lockdown savings this way ensures any profits I make are wholly mine. I’ll pay no capital gains tax on my winners and no income tax on any dividends. This will make a massive difference to my returns over the next few decades.center_img Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has 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. 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. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

Throwback Thursday – South Africa and Samoa show respect post match in 2003

first_imgThursday May 14, 2015 Throwback Thursday – South Africa and Samoa show respect post match in 2003 Today’s Throwback Thursday from World Rugby looks back at a beautiful moment that took place post match at the Rugby World Cup 2003 Pool C game in Brisbane. After thumping Samoa 60-10, South Africa’s captain, Corne Krige, called both teams together for a quiet moment of respect and reflection.It was a match that was remembered more for the moment that young Derick Hougaard was famously demolished by bone crusher, ‘The Chiropractor’, Brian Lima.The Springboks actually scored eight tries on the night, with Hougaard himself picking up 21 points, but nobody remembers that. The hit is all anyone could talk about.The stunning moment shown here was the highlight for many though, as despite a lobsided scoreline, both teams were able to come together in a huddle, swap jerseys and share a prayer. The 48,496 fans on hand to witness it clearly appreciated the sentiment.You might notice a young Schalk Burger and Victor Matfield there. All these years later, those two may well be playing in the same fixture at the 2015 tournament, when the two sides meet again on 26 September in Birmingham.With the game being so professional and foul play scrutinised so closely by high quality TV replays and overeager TMO’s, at times we tend to lose track of what really matters in rugby.Of course the positive side still remains to this day, but on that night in Brisbane in 2003, the age old values of respect, humility and camaraderie certainly were on full display.EXTRA: A similar thing actually took place in 2013 after Fiji beat Japan in the opening game of the Pacific Nations Cup. They scored two sensational tries in a rain-soaked Lautoka, but both sides came together at the end much like this. Watch that video herecredit: world rugbyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Alert – Radio talk show host shot and killed in Trinidad and Tobago

first_imgThe well-known radio personality was pulling out of his driveway in Santa Cruz when a gunman approached the car and shot him at least three times in the chest, according to the Trinidad Express. The gunman was accompanied by two other men. Welch lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road and crashed into a wall upon being shot. May 9, 2017 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Trinidad and Tobago Organisation Photojournalists physically assaulted while reporting in Trinidad and Tobago News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is disturbed to learn Ricardo “The Gladiator” Welch, a former radio show host in Trinidad and Tobago, was shot and killed outside his home on October 19. September 22, 2017 Find out more to go further Welch’s death is not the only instance of violence against journalists in Trinidad and Tobago in recent years. In September 2017, multiple photojournalists were physically assaulted while on a reporting assignment involving a local oil company.   Trinidad and Tobago – Parliament considers restrictive amendments to the Freedom of Information Act News Receive email alerts “We urge the authorities to complete a thorough investigation into his killing in order to determine if he was killed in connection with his reporting,” said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF’s North America bureau. News RSF concerned by certain provisions of Trinidad and Tobago’s Cybercrime Bill June 13, 2019 Find out more Trinidad and TobagoAmericas October 26, 2018 – Updated on November 14, 2018 Alert – Radio talk show host shot and killed in Trinidad and Tobago Welch had worked for a number of radio stations throughout his career, including Pow­er102 FM, and specialized in national current affairs on the island. According to one of RSF’s sources, his reporting was known to make politicians feel uncomfortable, and he had a reputation for seeking recourse in court against his opponents. He emboldened his listeners and colleagues to do the same. Welch made head­lines in April 2017 after suc­cess­ful­ly winning a defama­tion lawsuit against his colleagues at More 104.7 FM, who had accused him of being a homosexual among other claims. Trinidad and Tobago ranks 39th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, after dropping five places last year.EDITORS NOTE: We have updated this press release as we continue to follow this story. Trinidad and TobagoAmericas Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Independent media knocked out of Asian Games in Turkmenistan

first_imgNews #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan Follow the news on Turkmenistan There is an enormous gulf between the postcard image promoted by the regime and the reality experienced by those who dare to criticize. Officially, the law proclaims freedom of expression and prohibits censorship, but in practice Turkmenistan is a news and information black hole. The state controls all the media and hounds the few remaining independent journalists, forcing them into hiding, with the result that Turkmenistan is ranked 178th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The authorities even keep a close control on coverage of sports events, preventing reporters from at least three international media, including Agence France-Presse and the Guardian from entering the country to cover these games. “International spectators should not be fooled by the public relations operation mounted by what is one of the world’s most repressive regimes,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “All the money lavished on the opening ceremony of these games must not eclipse the fact that those who dare to dispute the official line are routinely subjected to threats and torture.” Persecution of the remaining independent journalists has intensified in the past three years, to the point that it also targets the correspondents of media outlets based abroad, such as Alternative Turkmenistan News, Chronicles of Turkmenistan, Gündogar, Ferghana and Radio Azatlyk (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Turkmen service). Soltan Achilova, a journalist who works for Radio Azatlyk, was the target of death threats and an attempted attack in late July. She was previously the victim of three successive physical attacks in November 2016. Two Radio Azatlyk reporters have been jailed on spurious charges. One of them, Saparmamed Nepeskulyev, who has been held since July 2015, was tried secretly without being defended by a lawyer and was given a three-year jail sentence on a trumped-up drug charge. A specialized UN working group has described his imprisonment as arbitrary. The other, Khudayberdy Allashov, was detained along with his mother for more than two months at the start of 2017 on the absurd charge of illegal possession of chewing tobacco. As well as being a full-blown press freedom predator, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov maintains complete control over the “Turkmenet,” a completely expurgated version of the Internet that is the only form of online access available to the Turkmen population. Also known as “Arkadag” (Father Protector), Berdymukhamedov is in the process of filling the last gap in his news and information blockade. On the pretext of giving the cities a face-lift, the authorities have in recent years stepped up the removal of the satellite dishes that allowed the population to access international TV news coverage. Help by sharing this information to go further TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentPredatorsViolenceImprisoned News News March 31, 2020 Find out more News As Turkmenistan’s dictatorship tries to boost its international image by hosting the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which began in Ashgabat on Sunday, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that the regime persecutes the few remaining outspoken journalists and leaves no room for independent media. TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentPredatorsViolenceImprisoned Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan September 19, 2017 Independent media knocked out of Asian Games in Turkmenistan December 18, 2020 Find out more March 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat detained over tweet about religion

first_img Help by sharing this information to go further Follow the news on Bahrain News Organisation Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Faisal Hayyat’s Twitter account German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors BahrainMiddle East – North Africa ImprisonedFreedom of expression October 14, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces the conviction of Bahraini journalist and blogger Faisal Hayyat for allegedly insulting religion in a tweet. Placed in pre-trial detention on 9 October, he now faces three months in prison. Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves livescenter_img RSF_en News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa ImprisonedFreedom of expression June 15, 2020 Find out more March 17, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News On 29 November a Bahraini court sentenced Faisal Hayyat, a journalist who hosts a satirical channel on YouTube, to three months in prison for a tweet deemed to have insulted a “religious symbol and group.” It is not yet known if he plans to appeal. The Criminal Investigation Directorate interrogated and arrested Hayyat on 9 October, a few days after he posted an open letter to the Bahraini authorities on social networks in which he referred to the conditions in which he was detained in 2011 and criticized governmental corruption and free speech violations. On the eve of the verdict, 45 NGOs including Reporters Without Borders (RSF) issued a joint statement urging Bahrain’s king to release Hayyat and other human rights defenders such as Nabeel Rajab, who are being held for criticizing the government on social networks and other platforms.***Faisal Hayyat has presented a weekly satirical broadcast about politics, business and social issues on his YouTube channel (Sha7wal) since 2013, and has tens of thousands of subscribers.His arrest could also be a direct reaction to an open letter he posted on Facebook on 1 October criticizing the interior minister’s comments about religious faith and his department’s supposed respect for human rights in a speech that the minister gave on 29 September. Hayyat denounced the mistreatment he received while detained for nearly three months in 2011. During this detention, Hayyat was tortured and humiliated for participating in a march held to support journalists and to demand media freedom and the then interior minister’s replacement.“We condemn Faisal Hayyat’s arbitrary detention, which reflects the Bahraini regime’s determination to silence all critics, and we urge the authorities to free him immediately and unconditionally along with all the other journalists being held unjustly,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk.Hayyat is being held under article 309 of the criminal code, under which anyone defaming a recognized religious sect or ridiculing its rituals faces the possibility of a one-year prison sentence or a fine.A former sports reporter and commentator, Hayyat used to work for the Qatari sports TV channel Al-Kass and for the newspaper Al-Bilad. More recently he has been active on several media platforms and social networks including Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat and Facebook.Bahrain is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News October 13, 2016 – Updated on November 30, 2016 Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat detained over tweet about religionlast_img read more

Concern about adoption of bill on publication of phone call intercepts

first_img Follow the news on Italy November 23, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today called on Italy’s senators not to approve a bill on telephone tapping that regulates the publication of phone call intercepts in the news media. Presented by justice minister Clemente Mastella, the bill sailed through the chamber of deputies on 17 April with 447 votes in favour, 7 abstentions and none against.“If the senate passes this bill as it currently stands, the leeway for journalists to take editorial decisions about the publication of intercepts will be reduced to the minimum,” the press freedom organisation said. “The sanctions envisaged even include prison sentences. Adoption of this bill would be a retrograde step for Italian democracy.”The bill’s disturbing provisions include an obligation to destroy all recordings five years after the judge’s decision and a ban on publishing or broadcasting a recording if the investigation is over. News media that violated these restrictions on the freedom to publish could be fined up to 100,000 euros and the journalists responsible could even go to prison.Approval of the bill by the chamber of deputies triggered an outcry in the Spanish media and their unions. Order of Italian Journalists president Lorenzo del Boca said: “This would be the first time that an external authority would have the ability to intervene and issue decisions about journalists’ professional conduct (…) Furthermore, the threat of journalists being imprisoned just for doing their job would send us back 10 years.”The National Union of Italian Journalists (FNSI) has called a one-day protest strike for tomorrow. June 29, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about adoption of bill on publication of phone call intercepts Receive email alerts ItalyEurope – Central Asia On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia ItalyEurope – Central Asia News to go further Newscenter_img News RSF_en December 2, 2020 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Organisation Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Newslast_img read more

How Equifax Could Change Arbitration

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post How Equifax Could Change Arbitration in Daily Dose, Featured, News About Author: Joey Pizzolato The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The recent Equifax breach of data of over 143 million American consumers via efforts by hackers could have breathed new life into the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) recent anti-arbitration clause, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.The rule, which has been under the spotlight since its passing in early July, bars mandatory arbitration to allow consumers to proceed directly with class action law suits. Congress, especially Jeb Hensarling, who has long been at odds with CFPB Director Richard Cordray, has threatened to invoke the Congressional Review Act in order to overturn it. Many didn’t expect the ruling to go further.However, Equifax may have given the rule new legs to stand on, given the way things have played out in recent days. First, according to the LA Times, after the news broke of the data breach, the company offered a year of free credit monitoring with the stipulation class action suits were forbidden.Once the news broke that this was the case, Equifax amended their statement, saying enrollment in the free credit monitoring program ““does not waive any rights to take legal action.” They also said that enrolling in the free credit monitoring program would not automatically sign consumers up for the paid program.Keith Noreika, the acting Comptroller of the Currency, had asked Cordray to delay the implementation of the ruling so the OCC could assess how it would affect the banking industry. Cordray was not receptive to the request.It remains unclear as to how Equifax’s current slip-up will affect the success of the CFPB’s arbitration rule. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: data breach HOUSING mortgage Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago September 12, 2017 1,266 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Previous: 3 Factors Real Estate Professionals are Overlooking Next: Bringing Fintech to the Forefront Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago data breach HOUSING mortgage 2017-09-12 Joey Pizzolato Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Equifax Could Change Arbitrationlast_img read more

History of Raymoghey and Manorcunningham to be examined on field trip

first_img Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Heritage Week is coming to an end, with a number of events in Donegal over the weekend.One of them involves an exploration of the fact that before Raphoe became the diocesan centre for the church in Donegal, the see was based at Raymoghey near Manorcunningham, which was founded by St Patrick.Amateur historian Leonard Roarty believes the move to Raphoe followed Viking raids up the Swilly.On Sunday, Mr Roarty will lead a field trip around Raymoghey and the surrounding area, meeting at Manorcunningham Resource Centre at 2pm.He says while the area was important during the plantation, it’s been inhabitedAudio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/leonard.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.for thousands of years………….. Google+center_img By News Highland – August 25, 2017 Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR History of Raymoghey and Manorcunningham to be examined on field trip Previous articleStormont says agencies are monitoring risk of further localised floodingNext articleMore rain on the way today, but weekend will be drier – Met Eireann News Highland Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Commentary: Biden Takes Beating At Debate

first_imgJune 30, 2019  By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Kamala Harris made Joe Biden forget how to be Joe Biden.Maybe she even made him forget that he was Joe Biden, former vice president of the United States and a man whose greatest political gift was the ability to ooze empathy.John Krull, publisher, TheStatehouseFile.comThe moment came during the second night of the three-ring circus of a Democratic presidential debate in Miami. The debate format featured 10 candidates and almost as many moderators each night.Given the size of the field and the number of media interrogators it’s surprising the fire marshal allowed the event to proceed.In such crowded circumstances, each candidate’s challenge was to separate herself or himself from the pack and connect with a large slice of America.A handful – Elizabeth Warren, Julian Castro, Cory Booker and Indiana’s Pete Buttigieg – did just that.But none of them made more of an impact than Harris did.The first-term California U.S. senator and former prosecutor went after the big dog, frontrunner Biden, and took him down in a way that combined both grace and grit.The climax occurred when Harris and Biden talked about race, segregation and busing. Biden had made news by touting his chummy relationships in the old days with segregationist members of the U.S. Senate as evidence of his ability to get things done in a bipartisan fashion.Harris’s takedown was note-perfect.She began by lowering her voice and saying she didn’t believe Biden was a racist himself. But she talked about how hurtful it was to her personally as an African-American – in the process, establishing herself as the champion of all Americans who have felt dispossessed, disregarded or disenfranchised – to speak so uncritically of people who would deny her both her rights and her full measure of humanity.Then she went after Biden’s troubled and contradictory record on busing. She spoke of her own experience as a little girl riding the bus to integrate her school in California and how overwhelming that was for someone so young.Biden in his best form would have responded at a human level. Perhaps the best public moment the man ever has had occurred in the 2008 vice presidential debate when he dealt with an implied charge from opponent Sarah Palin that he was elitist and out of touch by talking about his anguish and doubt he felt after losing his first wife and his infant daughter in an accident. He made it clear he had reservoirs of pain to draw upon that would help him understand others’ suffering.But Biden didn’t do that this time. He didn’t even acknowledge Harris’s pain.Instead, he looked stunned.Then he flailed.He tried reciting his legislative record. When that didn’t seem to be working, he resorted to spouting gibberish.It was a devastating turn of events for Biden. His strongest argument for claiming the Democratic presidential nomination is that he is the most electable candidate.But most Americans watching the debate saw him dissolve into blathering before their eyes and couldn’t help thinking that, come general election time, President Donald Trump would carve Biden up into thin slices just right for sandwich servings.The former vice president was the biggest loser at the debate. Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke also did himself no favors by showing up with little more than a smile and an ability to speak Spanish as his case to make.The other big loser was NBC. The network apparently decided that the best way to simplify an event that already was overcrowded and confusing was to overcrowd and confuse it even more. Everyone, it seemed, who ever had worked at NBC got a chance to moderate.If the debate had gone on much longer, I’m pretty sure the network would have given anyone who ever had taken a tour of the NBC studios a chance at the mic.Where do things go from here?Well, Biden now looks vulnerable in a way he didn’t before. Expect the other candidates to study what Harris did and go after him in a similar fashion.The former vice president will have to fashion a better response than sputtering nonsense.And Harris?She sent a strong signal that anyone who wants to tangle with someone as tough as she is had better bring friends along.A lot of them.FOOTNOTE: John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism and publisher of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more