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5 ways I’d invest in cheap UK stocks right now for my ISA

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jonathan Smith | Monday, 26th October, 2020 The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Image source: Getty Images 5 ways I’d invest in cheap UK stocks right now for my ISA Enter Your Email Address jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Everyone is on the lookout for cheap UK stocks to buy. Usually, when we use the word cheap with regards to investing we mean undervalued. This may be from a technical point of view, based on the historical share price. Or it could be from a fundamental point of view, based on the balance sheet or income statement for the last trading period.Either way, the premise is that buying cheap UK stocks and putting them in a Stocks and Shares ISA can help to make a profit. In the long run, these stocks should return to a fair value. The share price should rise, giving investors a profit when they sell the shares. As there is no capital gains tax on stocks held within an ISA, the investor can get the full benefit of the profit when they sell the stock.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…Ways to invest in cheap UK stocksFirst, I’d split my investment up between different sectors. UK stocks may be cheap for a reason, and so I don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket. For example, various stocks related to aviation could be viewed as cheap. These include Rolls-Royce Group, easyJet, International Consolidated Airlines Group and others. But what if the stocks don’t recover? With this in mind, I’d mix up different sectors to avoid being overly concentrated in one sector.In a similar manner, I’d look to invest in stocks that are well prepared to ride out Covid-19 into next year. It’s unlikely the virus is going to disappear anytime soon, and so I’d buy stocks that look cheap but aren’t overly exposed to the virus. For example, boohoo group stock looks cheap at current levels. Yet the firm is coping well with the pandemic so far. This would be a safer buy in my opinion than some other firms.Investing at the right time Third, I’d make sure not to go all in right now. There’s plenty of risk events through to the end of the year. These include the US election, Brexit deadline, and holiday trading period. I’m sure this will throw up cheap UK stocks as a result of some of the actions. So keeping some powder dry should help me take advantage of these events in the immediate aftermath.Even for the cheap UK stocks I do decide to invest in right now, I’d be cautious about buying in one go. Various studies have shown that by averaging your purchase price on a stock by buying over three or four occasions can be a much better investing strategy. This goes back to my earlier point that some stocks may be cheap for a reason. The share price may continue to fall for the next few months. So buying now, and then again in one month can result in a better (lower) average price.Think long termThe stock market crash (along with the cheap UK stocks) won’t last forever. History has shown that the stock market does rebound from slumps in the long term. So although it sounds obvious, I don’t want miss the boat by simply not investing at all! Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! 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These 2 UK shares would’ve doubled my money in 2020. Would I buy them now?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares On average, 2020 was a disastrous year for investors. The FTSE 100 index ended the year much weaker than it started. But for savvy investors in UK shares, it was also a year to hit gold. More than one FTSE 100 share’s price doubled during the year from the levels hit during the stock market crash. Some of these shares look pretty attractive to me as an investor. 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…But they also leave me asking how much further can these share prices go? #1. Intermediate Capital Group: making good investmentsThe FTSE 100-listed asset manager Intermediate Capital Group (LSE: ICP) distinguished itself from the broader financial services set in more than one way last year.It had climbed its way up to the FTSE 100 list of constituents when I first wrote about it. Further, in its last set of results for the half-year ending 30 September 2020, it reported a 32% rise in earnings per share. It also pays a dividend and has a yield of 3.1%, which isn’t bad in my view, especially considering the many dividend cancellations that happened in 2020. Yet, there are downsides to ICP too. Its income has been inconsistent over the years. And its share price has run up a lot in the last year. This is especially so since its results were released soon after the November rally started, rewarding its performance more than would have been the case in more normal times. According to Financial Times data, analysts on average expect a 5.7% increase in the ICP share price over the next 12 months. Like all forecasts, this could change based on future developments and is not something to rely on. But I think it’s a valuable piece of information to consider.This combined with the over 200% increase in price since the worst of the crash, suggests to me that I should wait and watch for now. An investment in ICP could continue to reap rewards, but I would think the process would be slow.  #2. Glencore: commodity boom for this UK shareLike all other FTSE 100 miners, Glencore (LSE: GLEN) has benefited from the boom for industrial metals. In what could’ve been a time of crash and burn for miners, an upswing in Chinese demand saved the day. The vaccine discovery provided their share prices with further impetus. By August, Glencore’s share price was already close to double the levels seen during the stock market crash. Now it’s close to three times those levels.If the Chinese fiscal stimulus continues to create infrastructure and the US’s fiscal spending takes off too, I reckon that Glencore will find itself in a good place this year. Which isn’t to say that it’s a firm without a flaw. Glencore reported weak financials for the first-half of calendar year 2020. It’s yet to report another set of numbers that could serve to wipe off that memory clean. It has other serious issues too, like corruption charges. The public reveal of these charges can be directly linked with its subsequent share price weakness.   On balance, though, I think given the changed global situation we find ourselves in, the Glencore share price can make gains.  Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 | More on: GLEN ICP Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Manika Premsingh owns shares of Glencore. 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.center_img These 2 UK shares would’ve doubled my money in 2020. Would I buy them now? There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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 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. See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

New Zealand charities to launch Make A Will Week

first_imgNew Zealand charities to launch Make A Will Week  17 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 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. Sebastian Wilberforce proposed the initiative in New Zealand two years ago. He was formerly a charities representative on the UK committee that liaised with the Law Society in 1998/99.Wilberforce, now director of Wellington-based Fundraising Consultancy Services, said: “We hope for great things from it, and my wish is that it should evolve into a campaign akin to the Legacy Promotion Campaign in Britain to run here in a year or two.” The New Zealand initiative was inspired by the UK’s Make a Will Week.New Zealand charities are collaborating with the New Zealand Law Society in a Make A Will Week, which will start on 19 August 2002.The initiative encourages people to write a will and consider including a charitable bequest. It was inspired by the UK Make A Will Week with a charity theme that ran in the UK in 1999. Advertisement Howard Lake | 14 August 2002 | Newslast_img read more

GoRaise lets Movember fundraisers raise funds through online shopping

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The company recently undertook a similar fundraising partnership with the National Parks Campaign which engaged an audience of over 20,000 people through a targeted social media campaign.GoRaise aims to reach £500,000 in donations in its first year, by creating more national collaborations, and by supporting small local causes such as sports clubs and PTAs. There is no charge to register. Howard Lake | 20 November 2015 | News GoRaise lets Movember fundraisers raise funds through online shopping GoRaise is supporting the Movember Foundation, enabling Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to link their Movember fundraising page with a GoRaise account. Anything they or their friends buy online via the link will trigger additional donations directly into their personal fundraising totals.At the very least, plenty of Movember supporters will need to buy a shaving razor and some shaving balm at the end of their month-long fundraising effort.The link to GoRaise will remain active as long as the fundraising page is live, so donations can continue beyond the month of Movember.All donations raised through GoRaise are free. The retailer makes the donation from each sale generated. There are over 2,500 participating retailers.GoRaise itself is offering a £200 prize donation to one member of the MoCommunity who uses GoRaise. Fundraisers can boost their Movember total through GoRaise Tagged with: affiliate marketing Digital Movember Trading Bespoke challenger campaignsThere are of course other online shopping sites that raise funds for charities. Gary Thompson, CEO of GoRaise, acknowledged this and explained why GoRaise is different. He said:“GoRaise itself is not a brand new technology. Very simply we allow individuals to raise money for their favourite causes by shopping online. We have thousands of retailers on board including John Lewis, M&S, Boots, Argos, eBay and tonnes more – and every time you buy from them, they donate a percentage of the purchase price to your cause, as a thank you.“What we’re doing differently is designing bespoke challenger campaigns. Giving fatigue is rife, and GoRaise is a great way to to help people reach their fundraising goals. We work closely with charities and retailers to design unique online experiences for their supporters and customers, that add more value with no extra cost or effort. This means supporting big fundraising campaigns like Movember to help people raise more money; and it means working with retailers to design unique deals for the things our community want to buy.” Advertisement Main photo: moustache shopping bag by Blablo101 on Shutterstock.com 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.  54 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Disturbing moves against news media by Supreme Council

first_imgNews News Reporters Without Borders is worried by the last night’s threat by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to use the state of emergency law against all journalists “threatening social peace.” It followed a raid earlier in the day on Al-Jazeera’s Egyptian affiliate, Al-Jazeera Mubasher Egypt, as part of an announced operation to check the licences of 16 satellite TV stations.“We fear a security clampdown in Egypt, with the use of all the provisions of the state of emergency law to impose order and gag the media,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “We urge the Supreme Council to reverse the decisions taken in the past few days and to ensure that media freedom becomes a reality six months after Hosni Mubarak’s fall.”The raid on Al-Jazeera Mubasher Egypt’s Cairo headquarters was carried by culture ministry and public broadcasting agency personnel and members of the security services. After examining the station’s official papers, they seized its mobile broadcasting equipment and arrested a technician, Ahmed Al-Banna, who was taken to the nearest district police station.Officials reportedly cited the station’s lack of a licence for the past four months as grounds for the raid. Al-Jazeera Mubasher Egypt supposedly submitted a request for a licence extension on 20 March without providing all the required documents. The government news agency MENA said that, although local transmission of Al-Jazeera Mubasher Egypt’s signal was cut, it continued to be freely available on Nilesat, like Al-Jazeera itself. MENA also claimed that local residents had filed complaints accusing the station of “sowing dissent” and “calling for demonstrations.”Al-Jazeera Mubasher Egypt is still broadcasting on the same satellite frequency, but from Al-Jazeera headquarters in Qatar instead of its studios in the Cairo neighbourhood of Al-Agouza.The licence verification operation was launched 48 hours after the station covered an attack by protesters on the Israeli embassy in Cairo. The scenes of chaos showed by the station have prompted criticism of the government’s handling of the incident, especially the passivity of the security forces. Many journalists were targeted by the crowd during the attack.Mubarak’s information minister, Anas el-Fekki, closed Al-Jazeera’s Cairo bureau and rescinded the permits of all of its employees on 30 January, at the height of the uprising against the former regime. The next day, five journalists working for Al-Jazeera English (Egyptians and foreigners) were detained for an hour and a half and their cameras and recordings were seized. Until then, Al-Jazeera had been covering the revolution live around the clock.In order to circumvent the censorship during the uprising, Al-Jazeera asked Egyptian bloggers to directly send it information about the situation on the ground and photos and video footage taken with mobile phones. Yesterday’s operation came just four days after a decision by the Supreme Council’s information minister to temporarily freeze the granting of satellite TV licences to recent applicants without saying how long the freeze would last. He accused TV stations of “indiscipline” and said he was asking the relevant agency to “take legal measures against satellite TV stations that jeopardize stability and security.” In a separate development, judge Mustafa Hassan Abdullah yesterday ordered the media and public barred from the court that is trying former senior officials for ordering men on camels to charge protesters last February. Four days before that, another judge, Ahmed Refaat, banned journalists from covering the latest hearing in the Mubarak trial. News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison January 22, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff February 1, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Help by sharing this information center_img Receive email alerts RSF_en September 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disturbing moves against news media by Supreme Council Organisation News Follow the news on Egypt to go further February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Limerick Chamber presents case for city rejuvenation

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Chamber calls for O’Connell Street revitalisation programme to commence as matter of urgency Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Twitter TAGSbusinessLIMERICK ChamberLimerick City and CountyNews Limerick Chamber appoint new President Email Aer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statement center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBusinessLimerick Chamber presents case for city rejuvenationBy Staff Reporter – December 4, 2018 876 WhatsApp Planned housing and medical campus further indication of positivity for Limerick – Chamber CEO states Minister Eoghan Murphy (centre) with City Regions Ireland members (from left) Dave Hickey, Galway Chamber; Thomas McHugh, Cork Chamber; Mary Rose Burke, Dublin Chamber; Dee Ryan, Limerick Chamber and Gerald Hurley, Waterford ChamberPhoto Conor McCabeLIMERICK Chamber, as part of a new ‘City Regions Ireland’ initiative, has outlined a number of issues aimed at safeguarding the future of city businesses under Project Ireland 2040.City Regions Ireland is a new group bringing together the Chambers of Commerce of Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up At the meeting with Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy to launch the new group, Limerick Chamber chief executive Dee Ryan outlined key issues pertaining to the Limerick region including the rejuvenation of Limerick city centre, housing, public transport and air connectivity at Shannon.She said the rejuvenation of Limerick city centre “is at the top of our agenda”.“This is very much underpinned already by Limerick City and County Council’s €9.1million O’Connell Street revitalisation, iconic projects like the Opera Site and Gardens International but we definitely need to look at other initiatives and incentives.”Regarding housing in the city, Ms Ryan commented: “One of our biggest challenges is to deliver high-quality city centre dwelling but at the same time balance that with the need to preserve the best of Georgian architecture. Looking at the uptake of the Living City initiatives, that’s a balance that has not been achieved yet. So, this whole area needs to be revisited through a mix of looking at planning requirements and the incentives packages together. At the moment, it is cost-prohibitive and we need to bridge the gap.”The City Regions group will work for the common goal of ensuring the country’s five cities are developed sustainably and to support a population projected in the National Planning Framework to grow by 25 per cent in Dublin and 50 per cent in the other four cities by 2040.As part of their collaborative effort, the five city chambers have formulated eight principles spanning infrastructure, housing and planning to inform policy making, maximise growth, and tackle the common issues and opportunities in the larger urban regions.by Kathy [email protected] Previous articleNewly discovered papers shed light on Limerick during Tudor timesNext articleMunster announce 12 new contract extensions Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Cliniclast_img read more

Art Award winners of Johnson Center ‘Wild, Wild, West’ student art competition

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Art Award winners of Johnson Center ‘Wild, Wild, West’ student art competition From left, Diana Lee, Troy Bank & Trust, Avery Register won 3rd place , Dunn Lindsey won 2nd place, Lola Drinkwater won 1st place, Christian Cobb won Best in Show, not pictured, Lynleigh Romero tied for 2nd place, Kristy Drinkwater, teacher at Covenant Christian School. From left, Diana Lee, Troy Bank & Trust; Jadakis McKinney won 3rd place; Caayden Bryan won 2nd place; Kiley Edenfield won 1st place; Emma Earles won best of show; and Jennifer Sullivant, teacher at CHMS. Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author From left, Diana Lee, Troy Bank & Trust; Jadakis McKinney won 3rd place; Cayden Bryan won 2nd place; Kiley Edenfield won 1st place; Emma Earles won best of show; and Jennifer Sullivant, teacher at CHMS. From left to right, Diana Lee, Troy Bank & Trust, Tabitha Parks won 3rd place; Jana Oakes won 2nd place; Jessie Shipman won 1st place; Kaytlin Morgan won best of show; Charlotte Walden, teacher at CHHS. Latest Stories Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…center_img By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content You Might Like National, state races on ballot as well as 14 amendments The general election is upon us and residents have a lot of things to make final decisions on before voting… read more Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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

PARK CHRISTMAS: Santa and Mrs. Claus usher in the season

first_imgLatest Stories Elf Allene will lead the famous couple into the Christmas market place accompanied by several of Santa’s elves. Santa will then hear Christmas wishes from the children. Those who wish, may have their pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus.The photos with Santa are $5 and may include family members or friends. Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus is open to the public. The breakfast is $5 and includes pancakes and sausage and coffee or juice.Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen will be open for business and will feature homemade baked items, candies, home canned goods and homemade casseroles. Published 4:00 am Thursday, December 6, 2018 Edith Synco and all of her baking buddies will be in the kitchen throughout the day baking cookies. Swindall said getting a fresh-baked cookie will be a special treated of the day.“They will also be putting together gift baskets that customers can create themselves from the baked goods and other items that will enhance the basket, maybe an ornament or some collectible. Creating gift baskets is a lot of fun and very special to those who receive them.”A Kids Corner will be a fun place for the kids to enjoy games and crafts while their parents shop the Christmas Market that will feature holiday decorations, home decorations and a variety of items for people of all ages and collectibles including vintage Hallmark Christmas ornaments.Entertainment will be by local choirs and groups. Rudolph’s Grill will open at noon with grilled hamburgers and hotdog, chips and beverages. Swindall said everyone is invite to the Park Family Christmas Market and Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus on Saturday. Admission is free. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Sponsored Contentcenter_img Book Nook to reopen Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Santa Claus is a very recognizable figure but unless Mrs. Claus is with Santa, few people know her.But on Saturday, Mrs. Claus will share the spotlight with Santa at “Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus” at the Park Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Santa and Mrs. Claus will leave the North Pole early to arrive in Troy in time for breakfast and then visit with all the good little boys and girls. “Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus” is a featured event of the Park Family Christmas that includes the Christmas Market.Jeannie Swindall, a coordinator of the event, said the doors will open at 8 a.m.  Saturday. Around 8:15 a.m. Jacob Brooks, a kind ol’ gentleman, will read a favorite Santa Claus story, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” to the children.“Jingling sleigh bells will then announce the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus,” Swindall said. PARK CHRISTMAS: Santa and Mrs. Claus usher in the season Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Rough stretch: Trojans embrace tough, busy schedule The Charles Henderson Trojans dropped their second consecutive game on Tuesday night when they fell to the 7A Enterprise Wildcats…. read more You Might Like Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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

7-year-old girl shot and killed in car in Walmart parking lot; gunman still at large: Authorities

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A 7-year-old girl was shot and killed in a Walmart parking lot in Houston early Sunday when a gunman opened fire on a vehicle she was traveling in with her mother and three other young girls, authorities said.The girl, who has not been identified, was leaving the Walmart at 15491 Wallisville at Beltway in the Wallisville section at about 7 a.m. when an unknown man shot into their car, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. “Mother & daughter were in a car leaving a store when an unknown male began shooting into their car for an unknown reason,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted.Jesse Razo, a major with the Sheriff’s Office, said a news briefing that the suspect was driving a red pickup truck with no plates.The suspect “pulled up next to the vehicle and began shooting into the vehicle,” Razo said. The girl’s mother was shot, too, Gonzalez said. She was wounded in the arm but is expected to survive, officials said.In addition to the girl and her mother, two teenagers and a younger girl were also in the car, Gonzalez said: the teen girls were not hurt, and the girl suffered “glass fragment injuries.”Razo said the girls were “shaken” and “devastated.” The suspect, who was wearing a red hoodie, fled in a red truck, Gonzalez said. He was described as being in his 40s and having a beard, Razo said.He was still at large as of Sunday morning.“He is considered armed and dangerous,” Razo said.The motive for the shooting was not immediately known. Homicide detectives were scouring the area and checking surveillance video for clues.“We’re going to use all resources available to bring this killer to justice,” Razo said.He urged the suspect to surrender.“Because we will be looking for you, we will locate you, we will find you,” Razo said.The Sheriff’s Office urged anyone with information to call 911, tweet at @CrimeStopHOU or call 713-222-TIPS.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Employment contracts

first_img Previous Article Next Article Employment contractsOn 1 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Inthis series, we delve into the XpertHR reference manual to find essentialinformation relating to one of our features. This month’s topic…Summary–It is important for contract terms to be in writing–Terms may be assumed by the courts to be implied if there are no written terms–The contract should be seen as a flexible compromise between the needs of theparties–The contract assumes great importance when the parties are in dispute–Statutory protection for employees may be dependent on the contract termsImportanceof written termsInevitably,there will be disagreements about the terms and conditions of employment. Thesecan be solved without recourse to litigation if the contract terms are clearand unambiguous. If the terms are verbal, or not even specifically agreed uponby the parties involved, the situation is ripe for dispute, and there isnothing to hand to clarify the terms.Itshould not be assumed that verbal terms cannot be proved. The claimant –frequently the employee – must prove their claim, and if they have someevidence, the burden of proof passes to the employer. The court or tribunalwill then make its decision on the balance of probabilities. In practice, theevidence may be no more than what each party alleges it said or heard.Therefore, both employee and employer statistically have a 50 per cent chanceof success.Ifterms are verbally agreed, it is helpful to have a note of these terms, eithermade at the time, or immediately afterwards. This could be placed on file ortake the form of a letter confirming the agreement or new term. This is notabsolute proof of the term, but it is admissible evidence, and can be valuable.Keyterms, such as work, location, hours, pay, holiday and notice, have to be givento the employee in writing by the end of their second month of employment. Thisis not a contract, but good evidence of the terms as seen by the employer.ImpliedtermsIfthere is no written agreement on a particular issue, the court or tribunal mayassume a term is implied. Thiscould be based on:–The conduct of the parties–A custom in the workplace, trade or area of employment or the region ofemployment–A custom implied in common law –The fact the court or tribunal believes the parties would have agreed to theterm had it been put to themRelianceon implied terms only results in uncertainty, as there can be no guarantee thata term will be implied or what that term will be. As implied terms cannotoverride an express term, it is advisable to put the terms in writing.Aflexible compromiseThecontract does not have to be fair or reasonable – the courts will enforce it asagreed. However, a contract too one-sided is not likely to result in a long orharmonious relationship. The contract is best regarded as a compromise betweenthe (sometimes conflicting) needs of both parties.Thereis no automatic power to change the contract terms. So an employer wantingflexibility must build this into the employee’s contract. Similarly, neitheremployer nor employee should assume that conduct contrary to the contractterms, means the actual contract has changed. Conduct or custom can fill thegaps in the contract, but do not override contract terms. Importanceof the contractThemost generally recognised benefit of the contract – especially a written one –is its usefulness in avoiding disputes. It is decisive in a breach of contractclaim, as the contract terms alone can be taken into account.Itis less decisive in unfair dismissal claims, although it is certainly importantwhen the employee alleges constructive unfair dismissal. This is where theemployee has resigned, but their resignation has been caused by a seriousbreach of contract by the employer (Employment Rights Act 1996, section95(1)(c)). This breach must be a breach of an actual contract term such as inWestern Excavating (ECC) Limited v Sharp 1978 IRLR 27 CA.Butwhen deciding whether the dismissal was fair, the contract terms are notall-powerful. The tribunal may decide the dismissal was fair, even if theemployer has broken the contract.InFarrant v The Woodroffe School 1998 IRLR 176 EAT, the employer insisted on achange of duties, even though it was in breach of contract. The employer hadbeen wrongly advised that it had a legal right to make the change. However,taking all the circumstances into account, the Employment Appeal Tribunaldecided that the dismissal was fair.StatutoryprovisionsSomestatutory provisions are based on the contract terms, and protection againstunfair dismissal is only given to employees. It is dependent on the contractbeing one of employment, and is generally denied to the self-employed. Theyhave some limited rights to claim unfair dismissal, such as when they have beendismissed because they sought to exercise their right to a representative indisciplinary or grievance proceedings (Employment Relations Act 1999, section13 referring to the Employment Rights Act 1996, section 230(3)).Inother situations, statute provides a minimum benefit which replaces any lesserterm in the contract, as with statutory minimum notice in the Employment RightsAct 1996, section 86.PracticeexampleFacts:A shop expected its staff to work additional hours in the run-up to Christmas.The contract made no provision for overtime, simply stating that their hours ofwork were ‘9am to 5.30pm with an hour for lunch’. The staff had worked theadditional Christmas hours for several years without complaint, but this yearthere had been a pay dispute, and the employees were not happy. Theyrefused to work the additional hours, so the employer held a disciplinaryhearing and dismissed them. It was surprised when the tribunal upheld the employees’claims of breach of contract and unfair dismissal.Comment:The contract set out the hours of work. The custom of working the additionalhours did not change the express contract term, so the employer had broken thecontract. It had dismissed the employees for refusing to do something they werenot legally bound to do. This is normally ruled as an unfair dismissal, andwould be here.Theemployer should have carefully considered the work requirements and included acontractual term permitting them to require staff to work overtime. It would bedifficult to change the contract to include such a term as the employees wouldbe unlikely to accept it and there is no automatic right to change the terms.But, having restored good relations with staff beforehand, this is what theemployer needs to do. If this cannot be achieved, then the employer would needto be more conciliatory in its overtime requests.Actionpoint checklist–Remember the contract is the legal foundation of the employment relationship –Put the contract in writing, or ensure there are written particulars or otherevidence of the contract terms–Write contract terms so that they are clear and unambiguous–Make the contract sufficiently detailed so that implied terms will not benecessary–There is no automatic power to change contract terms, so build the flexibilityto vary them into the contractQuestionsand answersWhyare written terms of employment important?Disagreementsover the terms and conditions of employment can be solved without litigation ifthe contract terms are clear and unambiguous. When the terms are agreedverbally, or are not agreed to by both parties, the situation is open todispute. Terms agreed verbally should be noted either at the time of theagreement, or immediately afterwards.Whatare written particulars and when should the employee receive them?Writtenparticulars of the key terms of employment, such as hours, pay, holiday andnotice, must be given to the employee in writing by the end of their secondmonth of employment. That statement is not the actual contract, but providesgood evidence of the terms as seen by the employer.Whathappens if there is no written agreement of the contractual terms?Thecourt or tribunal may assume a term is implied based on the conduct of theparties, a custom in the workplace or the industry as a whole, a custom impliedat common law, or its belief that the parties would have agreed the term had itbeen put to them. Relianceon implied terms results in uncertainty, so it is best to put all contractterms in writing.Canworkplace custom or conduct override the written terms of a contract?Notusually. The courts tend to enforce the contract as agreed. The contract doesnot have to be fair or reasonable. An employer requiring flexibility must buildthis into the staff contract. Neither employer nor employee should assume thatconduct contrary to the contract terms will change the contract. Conductor custom can fill the gaps in the contract, but cannot usually override thecontract terms. However, it is possible for custom to override written terms –if, for example, it has been customary for many years to ignore a written term,and the employees have reasonably come to expect it to be ignored. Inwhat types of dispute are contracts important?Ina breach of contract claim, the terms are decisive. They are less decisive inunfair dismissal claims, although they are important when the employee allegesconstructive unfair dismissal. This is where the employee has resigned, buttheir resignation was caused by a serious breach of contract by the employer. Inredundancy cases, tribunals do not always use the contractual definitions wheninterpreting the statutory redundancy provisions.Arestatutory provisions dependent on the type of contract?Somestatutory rights, such as unfair dismissal and redundancy pay, are dependent onthe contract being one of employment, and are generally denied to those who areself-employed.last_img read more