2 cheap dividend-paying UK shares I’d buy in an ISA now for the stock market rally

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. The recent stock market rally means many dividend-paying UK shares have made gains of late. However, it’s still possible to invest money in cheap FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares for the long run.The current stock market rally may or may not last over a sustained period. However, over the long run, a diverse ISA portfolio of UK stocks could deliver impressive total returns.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…With that in mind, here are two stocks that could deliver attractive performances in the coming years after experiencing gains in recent weeks.A buying opportunity among cheap dividend-paying UK shares?Despite a 10% rise in the past two weeks, the Morrisons (LSE: MRW) share price appears to offer good value for money, relative to other cheap UK shares. It trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 12.5, which suggests it offers a wide margin of safety compared to the wider FTSE 100.The supermarket giant is forecast to return to positive earnings growth next year. Its bottom line is expected to rise by around 5%. In the long run, it’s targeting investment in areas such as online delivery slots. It’s also diversifying its range of retail locations through a wholesale supply arrangement. Both strategies could mean it’s in a good position to produce further growth.Morrisons currently has a dividend yield of 4.2%. That’s slightly below the FTSE 100’s 4.7% yield. However, the company’s resilient business model and the growth opportunities is has in online trading could mean it has a more upbeat passive income outlook than other UK shares. As such, it may become more popular in an era of low interest rates.A FTSE 100 outperformer with further growth potential?The BHP (LSE: BHP) share price has consistently outperformed many other UK shares this year. For example, it’s currently down 8% in 2020, while the FTSE 100 has fallen by 16% over the same time period.The diversified mining company’s recent updates have highlighted its operational resilience despite an uncertain working environment. It also has a diverse asset base that may prove to be more robust than those of its industry peers. Meanwhile, it has a solid financial position relative to many of its rivals. This may mean it can successfully overcome further challenges for the world economy. Those that may lead to depressed demand for a range of commodities in the coming months.BHP may lack the stability of other dividend-paying UK shares, in terms of its financial prospects which are very reliant on the world economy’s performance. However, its dividend yield currently stands at around 7%. This suggests it offers good value for money. That’s even with an uncertain future accounted for.And, with dividends being covered 1.5 times by net profit, there may be scope for continued generous shareholder payouts over the long run. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address 2 cheap dividend-paying UK shares I’d buy in an ISA now for the stock market rally 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. Peter Stephens owns shares of BHP Group and Morrisons. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Sagaponack Compound House / Blaze Makoid Architecture

first_img Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyAbout this officeBlaze Makoid ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on December 27, 2019Cite: “Sagaponack Compound House / Blaze Makoid Architecture” 26 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930895/sagaponack-compound-house-blaze-makoid-architecture Clipboard Area:  17000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930895/sagaponack-compound-house-blaze-makoid-architecture Clipboard Orsman Design, Nathan Orsman CopyHouses•United States Sagaponack Compound House / Blaze Makoid ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSagaponack Compound House / Blaze Makoid Architecture Lighting: 2016 Sagaponack Compound House / Blaze Makoid Architecturecenter_img Save this picture!© William Waldron+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share Hollander Design Manufacturers: Dornbracht, Connecticut Stone, Miele, Poliform, Waterworks, Pantheon Light Photographs Projects ArchDaily United States Year:  Landscape: Photographs:  William Waldron Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Blaze Makoid Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – Tara ClassicDesign Team:Purvi Padia DesignCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© William WaldronText description provided by the architects. Designed by Blaze Makoid Architecture with interiors by Purvi Padia Design, this 17,000 square foot family compound is located on a flat, four-and-a-half-acre flag lot in the Hamptons with views of Sagg Pond. It was conceived of as a ‘garden wall’ in that the landscape connects agrarian inspired ‘outbuildings.’  The garden wall comprises the main entrance to the house, as well as the living and dining rooms.  The outbuildings contain a family wing, guest wing, game room, pool house, and freestanding garage.    Save this picture!© William WaldronThe design explores the contrasts of rustic and luxury, casual with formal, modern versus traditional.  This dichotomy begins at the approach and drive under an alley of trees, through a meadow of native grasses.  The contrast notably is present in the palette of exterior materials, inspired by longstanding construction techniques being utilized on simple gabled roofed structures, and yet the compositions of these materials form very modern buildings. Major materials are simple and classic– cedar wood, stone and glass, and occur inside and out.  Save this picture!© William WaldronSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© William WaldronAnother contrast occurs– this by foot, along a stone path appearing to float across a large reflecting pool to the main entry.  To create a resort-like feel, Blaze Makoid Architecture designed the main entry as a tall ‘lobby,’ which during summer months remains open from front to back, with entry doors located on both the living room and guest wing sides of the house.  As the months’ progress to more inclement weather, these doors are tucked into pockets and the previously unused doors at the front and rear openings are then closed, organizing the house into a more traditional sequence.Save this picture!© William WaldronThe formal living and dining room that occupy the garden wall take advantage of a one and half story glass curtain wall on both sides and are only interrupted by stone piers.  A cedar clad roof cantilevers and appears to float above the glass and stone structure below, supported only by a few columns, hidden inside the space.  Outdoor spaces such as a screened dining pavilion, a terraced lounge, a seating area under a bosque, and the pool and spa link spaces between the outbuildings, while connecting interior spaces to the landscape.  Project gallerySee allShow lessRL House / Diego López FusterSelected ProjectsMemorial Cemetery Parque das Cerejeiras / Crisa Santos ArquitectosSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Call for papers: voluntary sector research

Call for papers: voluntary sector research Howard Lake | 20 February 1999 | News The 5th Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference will take place on 7-8 September 1999 at City University, London. The conference has become the annual platform and meeting place for researchers drawn from within the voluntary sector, academia, and the policy making field.The 5th Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference will take place on 7-8 September 1999 at City University, London. The conference has become the annual platform and meeting place for researchers drawn from within the voluntary sector, academia, and the policy making field.Organisers NCVO are particularly interested in receiving proposals for papers reporting on-going research from researchers, academics and practitioners that will relate to the themes outlined below: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. relationships between non-profit organisations and for-profit and statutory organisations.changing perceptions of charity and charitiesthe voluntary sector’s role in building social capitalresource utilisation and effectiveness of voluntary organisationschanging role for voluntary actionthe sector in relation to wider concepts of civil societythe challenges and opportunities of the new Labour agendathe sector and social exclusionThere is a £500 prize for best paper, but authors must submit their proposal before 15th March to qualify. Contact: ,a href=”mailto:[email protected]”>Angie Buhagiar, NCVO.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

MDRC to maintain more charity clothing banks

first_img Howard Lake | 5 May 2004 | 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. Charity clothing banks where people can donate unwanted clothes don’t clean themselves. Dorset-based MDRC Group are one group that maintains and cleans these items and it has recently expanded its work with charities.The Mobile Maintenance division of MDRC Group has won more contracts to maintain charity clothing collection banks across southern England. It is now ensuring that clothing banks operated for Oxfam and the Salvation Army are kept clean and presentable to encourage the public to donate.Martin Izzard, MDRC’S Mobile Maintenance Director, says that their van-based teams are currently surveying and providing their service to 328 Salvation Army banks in Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset. Overall the company refurbishes and repairs over 50,000 commercial waste containers for local authorities, waste management companies, and housing associations. Advertisement MDRC to maintain more charity clothing banks Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Trading  55 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

JustGiving to remove fees for smallest charities with increase for largest

first_imgJustGiving to remove fees for smallest charities with increase for largest  130 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 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. JustGiving has announced that it will be dropping the monthly fees for small charities later this year, whilst increasing those for its largest charity users in the first update to monthly membership prices since its launch in 2001.JustGiving’s new ‘fair pricing policy’ fixes the monthly fee for mid-size charities at £15, while charities raising more than £15,000 a year on the platform will now pay £39 a month. This will enable JustGiving to create a basic, free option for very small charities later this year. The transaction fee on donations (2-5%, based on annual volumes) will remain unchanged.According to JustGiving, the pricing change will not affect the majority of charities using the platform, with the monthly membership fee for mid-size charities to be frozen at £15 and only those raising more than £15,000 a year via the platform seeing an increase.Charities will see the change reflected in their September invoices.Anne-Marie Huby, co-founder and MD of JustGiving said:“Charities raise more money on JustGiving thanks to our continued investment in new products and services for the benefit of the sector. We will continue to reinvest all income into technology and service improvements, to help charities raise even more money and open up our platform to thousands more small charities, at no upfront cost, later this year.”  129 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 5 August 2016 | News Tagged with: Finance Justgiving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30last_img read more

Dry Conditions Stressing Indiana Corn

first_img Previous articleCME Group Expanded Trading BeginsNext articlePioneer Field Update May 22 Gary Truitt Dry Conditions Stressing Indiana Corn Darren GoebelDry conditions are beginning to be a serious problem across many parts of Indiana.  According to the latest USDA crop update, 43% of Indiana topsoil is rated as short to very short on moisture and 35% of the sub-soil is rated short to very short. Southeast Indiana remains one of the wettest parts of the state, while the Southwest counties are among the driest. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Dry Conditions Stressing Indiana Corn While the hot dry weather has hurt the corn, it has pushed the wheat crop toward maturity. Goebel says the Indiana wheat harvest will begin very soon, “I think we will see the wheat harvest start by the end of May and first week in June.”  The latest USDA figures show that, “Ninety-three percent of the winter wheat acreage has headed compared with 40 percent last year and 53 percent for the 5-year average. Condition of winter wheat, still standing, declined slightly and is now rated 70 percent good to excellent compared with 59 percent last year at this time.” By Gary Truitt – May 22, 2012 Meanwhile, insect pressure has been heavy especially in soybeans. Goebel told HAT, “There is very heavy pressure in soybeans that have not been treated with seed treatments.”  He also noted that he has seen some armyworms and cereal leaf beetles feeding in some wheat fields. Many Southwest Indiana growers got their corn planted in March and got good early development with timely rains in April, but so far May has been a dry month for this part of the state. Pioneer agronomist Darren Goebel says the corn is showing the stress, “The Princeton – Mt. Vernon, area continues to be quite dry. I have seen corn rolling in the afternoon sun the last couple of days.”  Goebel said this is not as serious a problem now because it just forces the young plants to put down deeper roots, but he worries about the dryness continuing, “We definably need a rain.” SHARE SHARE [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/dry-SW-wrap.mp3|titles=Dry Conditions Stressing Indiana Corn]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/dry-SW-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Goebel says with rapid early growth many herbicide programs will have to be moved up, “Corn is going to grow faster than we expect, and it is very important to get the herbicides applied at the correct time.”   He said a late application can cause damage and reduce yield. Listen to the complete report with Darren Goebel at the Pioneer agronomy page.last_img read more

Beatings, threats, arrests, unfair dismissal, censorship – Nigeria’s journalists see no improvement

first_img to go further Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms Conditions for Nigerian journalists are as trying as ever despite the military regime’s fall in 1999, Reporters Without Borders said today, revealing that in the past 30 days it has registered three physical attacks on journalists, one arbitrary arrest, one case of intimidation, one unfair dismissal and one censorship order. June 10, 2021 Find out more News News Conditions for Nigerian journalists are as trying as ever despite the military regime’s fall in 1999, Reporters Without Borders said today, revealing that in the past 30 days it has registered three physical attacks on journalists, one arbitrary arrest, one case of intimidation, one unfair dismissal and one censorship order.“Journalists are exposed to Nigeria’s constant violence like other civilians, but they are also the punch-bags of those in authority – military, state governors, ministers and businessmen – who enjoy complete impunity and have no respect for the right to information,” the press freedom organisation said.“This is why special tribute should be paid to Nigeria’s journalists, who endured the oppression of the military juntas in the past and who now have to put up with contempt and brutality from the civilian authorities and those who enjoy their protection,” Reporters Without Borders added.During the week of 13 to 17 March, not one day went by without a journalist being subject to abuse of authority or violence by the security services, the police or judicial officials.The latest case registered by Reporters Without Borders was that of Hassan Karofi, the correspondent of the privately-owned Daily Trust newspaper in the northern state Jigawa, who blacked out from the effects of the tear gas used by a unit of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to disperse supporters of the Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD) on 17 March in Dutse on the grounds that they had no permit to hold a meeting. The ACD is a new opposition party formed with the aim of participating in next year’s general elections.The day before, on 16 March, the high court of the southwestern state of Ekiti forbad The News, a weekly magazine based in Lagos, to publish any “negative” reports about governor Ayodele Fayose until further notice, in response to a lawsuit brought by the governor over a 6 February report alleging embezzlement and waste in the state government.Fayose had demanded the exorbitant sum of 25 billion nairas (160 million euros) in damages and a ban on any further reporting on his activities by The News. A protégé of President Olusegun Obasanjo, he is well known for attacking the press and The News had already withdrawn its permanent correspondent from the state capital, Ado-Ekiti, because of the difficulty of working there.Mahmud Jega, the editor of New Nigeria, a government-owned weekly based in the northern city of Kaduna, was fired by the information ministry on 15 March over a report he wrote five days earlier headlined “Horror: Mantu Committee Adopts Third Term.” It was about the decision by a parliamentary panel led by senate deputy speaker Alhaji Ibrahim Mantu to approve a constitutional amendment that would let Obasanjo run for a third term next year.A unit of the State Security Services (SSS) raided a privately-owned radio station, Rhythm 93.7 FM, on 14 March in Port Harcourt, the capital of the southern state of Rivers, arresting the news editor in charge that day, Segun Owolabi, for airing a statement the day before by the Claims Directory of Nigeria (CDN), a consumer association, calling for a protest against the regular power outages.At the behest of the state-owned Power Holding Company of Nigeria, the SSS held Owolabi for nearly 24 hours for trying to “disturb the peace.” He was finally freed following the intervention of Rivers State commissioner of information Magnus Abe, who was convinced that his continuing arrest was also likely to disturb the peace. The SSS has raided Rhythm 93.7 FM on several previous occasions in recent months.Dare Aleshinloye, a photographer with the privately-owned daily The Tribune, was beaten by police and his equipment was stolen as he was returning to his home in Molete, in the central city of Ibadan, on the evening of 14 March.Sesan Olufowobi, a journalist with the Saturday Punch, the weekly supplement of the daily The Punch, was summoned and threatened on 8 March in Lagos by members of a commission created by the president to investigate a recent series of deadly clashes between the police and army. Olufowobi had quoted the armed forces chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Martin Luther Agwai, as saying the commission was pointless and that the two sides could sort out the problem in their own way. Agwai denied ever saying this and demanded that Olufowobi either hand over his recording of the interview or suffer the consequences.Tunde Adesola, The Punch’s correspondent in Osogbo, in the southwestern state of Osun, was arrested and roughed up by five policemen on 21 February when he objected to the way they parked their jeep outside Ladoke Akintola university teaching hospital. He was taken to Oja-Oba police station and forced to sign a statement acknowledging that he had “insulted a police officer.” March 22, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Beatings, threats, arrests, unfair dismissal, censorship – Nigeria’s journalists see no improvement NigeriaAfrica NigeriaAfrica Receive email alerts News RSF_en Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures Organisation January 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information February 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Nigeria Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Newslast_img read more

Blogger and poet freed under amnesty, but 17 bloggers and three journalists still held

first_imgNews April 22, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hails the release of the blogger Nguyen Van Tinh and the poet Tran Duc Thach under an amnesty for more than 10,000 detainees that the government has announced for the 66th anniversary of Vietnam’s independence on 2 September. Tinh and Thach were convicted in 2009 of “propaganda against the socialist state.” Tinh was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Thach got a three-year sentence.Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to free all the prisoners of conscience in Vietnam, especially Pham Mihn Hoang, a blogger with French and Vietnamese dual nationality who was sentenced to three years in prison on 10 August after a year in pre-trial detention (http://en.rsf.org/vietnam-french-vietnamese-blogger-10-08-2011,40766.html). A total of 17 bloggers and three journalists are still detained.——————————————————————————————–Eight bloggers get sentences ranging from two to six years in jail12.10.2009Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the jail sentences that eight Vietnamese bloggers received last week on charges of anti-government propaganda under article 88 of the criminal code. Vu Hung was sentenced to three years in prison in Hanoi on 7 October. Pham Von Troi got a four-year sentence the next day.The six other bloggers were given jail sentences on the same charges in Haiphong on 9 October. Nguyen Xuan Nghia (a writer) got six years. Nguyen Van Tinh and Nguyen Manh Son got three and a half years. Nguyen Van Tuc got four years. Ngo Quynh got three years and Nguyen Kim Nhan got two years. Their trial lasted just a few hours. They will all also have to serve varying periods of house arrest after their release from prison. “If Vietnam’s courts treat criticism of the government and calls for respect of human rights as national security violations and as defamatory propaganda, then these convictions are manifestly violations of free expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Criticising government policies and calling for democracy do not threaten Vietnam’s national security,” the press freedom organisation added. “We urge the authorities to retry these cases while respecting defence rights, which were blithely violated in these trials.”Article 88 of the criminal code forbids all “propaganda against the Communist system of government” as well as “slanderous allegations undermining national security, the social order and the people’s trust in the Party.”In their offending posts, the bloggers had called for more political pluralism and democracy and respect for human rights. They also accused the Vietnamese authorities of failing to stand up to China’s territorial claims over the Paracel and Spratly Islands in the South China Sea because they were afraid offending Beijing.The trial judges took the position that criticism of human rights violations and lack of democracy necessarily constitute article 88 violations as democracy and respect for human rights already exist in Vietnam. President Nguyen Minh Triet tried to convince the Vietnamese people and the rest of the world of this when he addressed the UN General Assembly in New York on 25 September. Originally scheduled to take place the day before his address, these trials were postponed at the last minute.US Representative Loretta Sanchez, a Californian Democrat, recently wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “I find it appalling that a country which blatantly acts in disregard to the UN Declaration will be acting as president of the UN Security Council in October.” Clinton said she raised the issue of human rights, especially free expression, when she met with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Gia Khiem, on 8 October.The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is one of the 12 countries that Reporters Without Borders has identified as Enemies of the Internet. It was ranked 168th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.—————————————————————-06.10.2009 – Spate of blogger trials to start tomorrow, another blogger held incommunicado Reporters Without Borders calls for the acquittal of all the writers, bloggers and pro-democracy activists who are about to be tried in various courts after unexplained delays, with a danger of long jail sentences being imposed. Vu Hung’s trial in Hanoi tomorrow and Pham Van Troi’s trial the day after are expected to be held without guarantees for defence rights.Six other activists, who were arrested in September 2008 for various offences including posting criticism of government policies online and criticising China in writings or in protests, will thereafter be tried in Hai Phong. They are Nguyen Xuan Nghia, a writer who is a member of the Bloc 8406 pro-democracy movement, Nguyen Van Tinh, Nguyen Manh Son, Nguyen Van Tuc, Ngo Quynh and Nguyen Kim Nhan.They face up to 20 years in prison on charges of “propaganda against the Socialist State of Vietnam” under article 88 if the criminal code. The date of the Hai Phong trials is not yet known but they may take place on 8 and 9 October.“We urge the judicial authorities to dismiss the charges and release all these defendants without delay,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We point out that the bloggers Pham Doan Trang, Bui Thanh Hieu and Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh were released after being arrested for the same reasons as Nguyen Xuan Nghia, Nguyen Huu Tinh, Nguyen Manh Son, Nguyen Van Tuc, Ngo Quynh and Nguyen Kim Nhan. The latter should be shown the same clemency as the sole reason for their arrests was the desire to suppress criticism of Vietnam’s relations with China.”Dozens of people went to support Pham Van Troi in Hanoi on the morning of 24 September when his trial was originally to have taken place. His family travelled a great distance to be there. But it was postponed at the last minute, as was the trial of the six dissidents in Hai Phong.A blogger known by the pen-name of “Dieu Cay” has been held in harsh conditions ever since his arrest in April 2008 for protesting against China’s territorial claim to sovereignty over the Spratly and Paracel Islands in the South China sea. “We also demand his release on humanitarian grounds,” Reporters Without Borders added.Another cyber-dissident, Nguyen Tien Trung, will tomorrow begin his fourth month in detention in Ho Chi Minh City. Neither his family nor his lawyers have been able to see him since his arrest on 7 July on a charge of violating article 88 of the criminal code.Finally, Dao Duy Quat, the editor of the ruling Communist Party’s official website, has been fined 30 million Dong (1,700 dollars) for posting a Chinese newspaper article on 4 September about Chinese military exercises in the Paracel Islands that quoted a Chinese officer as saying their aim was to “defend the motherland’s southern maritime border.” Ministry of Information and Communication inspector general Nguyen Van Hung said Dao Duy Quat had violated a decree banning the publication of unauthorised information.Vietnam is one of the 12 countries which Reporters Without Borders has identified as Enemies of the Internet. It was ranked 168th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. April 7, 2021 Find out more August 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger and poet freed under amnesty, but 17 bloggers and three journalists still held to go further VietnamAsia – Pacific Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison RSF_en News Help by sharing this information center_img News VietnamAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Vietnam Receive email alerts Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau to Offer Rose Parade Hotline

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Garza appealing attempted capital murder conviction

first_img Roy Daniel Garza Local NewsCrime Facebook Garza appealing attempted capital murder conviction Twitter Previous CoverageA man convicted of attempted capital murder in December is appealing his case after new evidence was uncovered favoring the defendant.Roy Daniel Garza, 29, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction in connection with the shooting of two Odessa police officers, Cpl. Cory Wester and Sgt. Pedro “Pete” Gonzalez during a nine-hour standoff at Clayton Manor Townhomes on Dec. 23, 2015. He was convicted and sentenced by a jury in the 161st District Court of Judge John Smith.Garza surrendered to officers after the apartment he had been hiding in was destroyed by gunfire, gas canisters and an armored personnel carrier which had broken through the front wall.Following his conviction, Garza’s former court-appointed lawyer, Michael McLeaish, filed a notice of appeal stating Garza wanted to appeal his conviction, and two weeks after that, a motion for a new trial was filed.The reason Garza’s appeal was granted was because of new evidence that had been uncovered which favored the defense.The defendant’s motion states on Dec. 15, Assistant District Attorney Michael Munk sent Garza’s counsel a letter disclosing forensic evidence relating to Wester’s vest previously unknown to the defense.“At trial, the State argued to the jury that the hole was an alleged projectile exit hole which supported the State’s theory of Defendant’s guilt,” the document stated. “In contrast, the manufacture of the ballistic vest expressly disagreed with the State’s argument.”In the letter written by the state, Munk stated Texas Ranger Randy Lewis, who investigated the Garza case and testified during the trial, had a conversation with someone from the vest manufacturer, Safariland, who claimed that oftentimes when officers wearing ballistic vests are shot, a large exit hole appears in the backside of the panel that is impacted, created due to the velocity, heat and pressure of the projectile.The defense argued in their motion that, if the State had such information prior to trial, their failure to disclose that information violated the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 39.14, which requires the state to disclose all information that tends to negate the guilt of the defendant or would tend to reduce the punishment for the offense charged.But District Attorney Bobby Bland said that Munk wasn’t informed of the evidence until after the trial was over during a conversation with Lewis. At which point, Bland said they turned over the information to the defense immediately, and had a hearing discussing the new piece of evidence.“We did not receive [the evidence] until after the trial so we couldn’t have done anything wrong,” Bland said. “Based on the evidence that was deduced from that trial, I think it’s pretty clear that that wouldn’t have affected the outcome of that case.”Garza is still entitled to a new trial under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 40.001, which states “[a] new trial shall be granted an accused when material evidence favorable to the accused has been discovered since trial.”Michele Greene, Garza’s court-appointed attorney, declined to comment while the case is pending.No trial date has been set yet. Texas court records show the trial will take place in the 11th Court of Appeals in Eastland. WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter By admin – May 10, 2018 Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleTexas Tech gets NIH grant to develop deviceNext articleFive things you need to know today, May 10 adminlast_img read more