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Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 2nd August, 2020 | More on: ULVR Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. 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. This year, many FTSE 100 businesses have been forced to slash their shareholder distributions. Dividend cuts and deferrals of UK companies have now topped £30bn. This has left income investors with a large hole in their portfolios. However, there is at least one FTSE 100 dividend stock that has been able to avoid the carnage. FTSE 100 dividend stock to buy Unilever (LSE: ULVR) is one of the FTSE 100’s top income stocks. With a dividend yield of around 3.1% at present, the company does not offer the highest level of income in the FTSE 100. The average yield in the index is about 4%. Still, what the group lacks in yield it more than makes up for in sustainability. 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…As one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, Unilever is a reasonably defensive business. Its recent trading update showed just how defensive the group’s operations are, especially in uncertain times.Underlying sales declined by 0.3% in the second quarter. 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By Gary Truitt – Apr 8, 2013 Senators Want Answers from EPA on Release of Private Information SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleRFA Submits Comments on Proposed 2013 RFS2 Volume RequirementsNext articleFFA Chapters Receive Grants To Help Fight Hunger Gary Truitt The Environmental Protection Agency has now heard from Senate Republicans on the Environment and Public Works Committee about the release of private personal and business information to environmental groups. In a letter to Acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe – Committee Republicans said the inclusion of detailed information including the size of various cattle operations in several states, personal contact info and email addresses demonstrates a troubling disregard for the interests of both private citizens and competitive businesses. The EPA provided this information in response to a Freedom of Information request. According to the Senate letter – FOIA is meant to inform people about what the government is doing – not private citizens. The Senators wrote that EPA’s current application of FOIA represents the antithesis of a transparent government and an offensive abuse of agency discretion. The Senate Republicans asked the EPA to brief the Environment Committee about the release of the data by no later than April 18th. They also asked for answers to several questions in writing by the 18th – including what the agency is doing to prevent similar releases of private information. Last month – nearly 40 members of the U.S. House made a similar demand that the EPA reassess its FOIA policy. Source: NAFB News service Home Indiana Agriculture News Senators Want Answers from EPA on Release of Private Information SHARE Facebook Twitter
Two major college and career expos where students and their families can learn more about the prospects of college and university are happening in Pasadena Wednesday, September 30th — one sponsored by Pasadena City College and the other by the Pasadena Unified School District.Both events are free and open to the public.At Pasadena City College, Wednesday is University Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the college’s Quad. More than 75 colleges and universities, including USC and UCLA, will have representatives there to discuss career directions, transfer opportunities, and financial aid. Students can learn more about majors, attend workshops and apply to guaranteed admissions programs during the event.Information booths from the University of California, California State, independent, and out-of-state colleges will be set up in the Quad area. Prior to the event, a “Transferring to USC” workshop will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. inside the Creveling Lounge, on the second floor of the PCC Campus Center.At University Day, students will also have the opportunity to meet with admission and outreach staff and departmental representatives from Pasadena City College.The other major event Wednesday is PUSD’s 2015 College Fair and Career Pathways Showcase at the Pasadena Convention Center on 300 E. Green Street, from 4 to 7 p.m.More than 100 public and private colleges, universities and trade schools will be represented at the showcase, and workshops on such topics as SAT versus ACT, Writing an Awesome Personal Statement and College Sports Recruiting 101 will run through the evening.Pasadena City College representatives, led by Alan De La Vara from the Office of Community and School Relations, will be at the expo to discuss PCC programs, services and admission procedures with high school students and parents.PUSD currently runs a dual enrollment program with PCC that allows students to graduate with a high school diploma and an Associate in Arts degree. More information on the program will be available at the expo.PUSD high school Pathway teachers and students will also share achievements and experiences in the district’s academies. PUSD currently offers 10 high school academies at five campuses – the Academy for Creative Industries; the App Academy (mobile, web and game development); Arts, Entertainment and Media; Business & Entrepreneurship; Career Exploration & Options; Creative Arts, Media & Design; Culinary Arts & Hospitality; Engineering & Environmental Science; Health Careers; and Law & Public Service. Students may apply to any of these academies during the district’s annual open enrollment that begins in January.For more information about the PUSD’s 2015 College Fair and Career Pathways Showcase, contact Sangeeta Morar at the PUSD, by email, [email protected], or call (626) 396-3600. Additional details are also available on the PUSD website, www.pusd.us/pages/pasadenausd.For the Pasadena City College University Day, additional information is available on the PCC website, www.pasadena.edu, or by calling (626) 585-7287.To RSVP for the PCC Creveling Lounge workshop, visit www.pasadena.edu/transfer. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Education Career Day/Future Plans for Students From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | 11:24 am Make a comment Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Community News Top of the News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty
cmannphoto/iStock(OKLAHOMA CITY) — A man was cleaning a gun when he accidentally shot and killed his best friend, police in Oklahoma said. The man, who was not named by police, had been “cleaning/clearing” the semi-automatic handgun inside a mobile home in Midwest City — just outside of Oklahoma City — on Sunday afternoon, witnesses said, according to the Midwest City Police Department.The gun accidentally discharged, and the man’s friend, 21-year-old Joshua Allen, who was playing video games at the time, was fatally struck once in the chest, witnesses said, according to police.“I need an ambulance fast,” the 911 caller said, according to police. “My brother was messing with a gun and it went off accidentally hitting his best friend.”The investigation is ongoing but “all evidence indicates the shooting was not intentional,” Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said in a statement Monday. Clabes called the shooting “an unfortunate, tragic event while mishandling a loaded firearm.” The case will be presented to the district attorney’s office to review for possible charges, said police. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Sri Lanka Naval craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command on routine patrol arrested 15 fishermen with 2 FGDs engaged in illegal fishing in the seas off Trincomalee on 25th August 2014. Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 15 Fishermen August 26, 2014 View post tag: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: asia Share this article View post tag: Arrests Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 15 Fishermen View post tag: Fishermen View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval The arrested persons along with illegal fishing nets and FGDs were handed over to the Trincomalee Harbour police for further investigations.[mappress]Press Release, August 26, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: 15
By DONALD WITTKOWSKIMore than 2,000 inmates were released in New Jersey on Wednesday in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state prison system, but one state senator accused Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration of endangering the public by letting some “violent criminals” back on the streets.Some of the prisoners have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a New Jersey Department of Corrections internal memorandum that was publicly disclosed by state Sen. Michael Testa, a Republican representing Cape May and Cumberland counties and parts of Atlantic County.“After all of the governor’s bloviating, this ‘knucklehead’ action by his administration is completely hypocritical and a clear threat to public safety,” Testa said in a press release.In an interview Wednesday, Testa also criticized the Democratic governor for what he called the Murphy administration’s “utter lack of transparency” in allowing some inmates convicted of serious crimes – and others who have been infected with COVID-19 – to leave prison early.“We’re talking about very violent criminals who have committed heinous crimes,” said Testa, noting that some inmates were serving sentences for aggravated assault.Murphy signed legislation into law on Oct. 19 that reduces prison sentences for some inmates in response to the pandemic.“Reducing our prison population will undoubtedly further our mission to combat COVID-19. This law further reduces the prison population to allow for even more social distancing,” Murphy said in a statement announcing the bill signing.Gov. Phil Murphy believes the state will be able to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the prison system by reducing the inmate population. (Courtesy Wiki Commons)New Jersey has the highest rate of inmate deaths due to COVID-19 in the nation and also one of the highest rates of infection among those incarcerated, according to state officials.As part of the program to slow the spread of infection in the prison population, the state released about 2,261 inmates Wednesday who were nearing the end of their sentences.“The N.J. Department of Corrections is working with a variety of stakeholders and agencies to ensure this historic release is managed responsibly,” the department said in a statement.Inmates with less than a year left on their sentences can have up to eight months knocked off. However, anyone convicted of murder or aggravated sexual assault or whose conduct “is characterized by a pattern of repetitive, compulsive behavior” isn’t eligible for early release.According to the new law, the state is required to release eligible inmates whether or not they have tested positive for the coronavirus. Testa said he understood that 11 of the inmates released Wednesday had tested positive.Testa expressed fear that the release of COVID-19 inmates could turn into a “super-spreader” event for the virus. In another shot at the governor, Testa said the inmates were being given “COVID credits” by the Murphy administration to get out of prison early.“I absolutely shudder to think what might have happened if we hadn’t blown the lid off this,” he said of his release of the Department of Corrections internal memo.According to Testa, the memo details how inmates will be released at transportation hubs across the state, “where they’ll board trains and buses with unsuspecting passengers and employees who won’t realize they’ve been exposed to the coronavirus.”“Instead of being forced to quarantine like everyone else, those sick inmates will have the opportunity to be super spreaders of the coronavirus all over New Jersey with bus and train tickets paid for by Governor Murphy,” Testa said in his press release.State Sen. Michael Testa is worried that the release of COVID-infected inmates could turn into a “super-spreader” event in the public.Of the 2,261 inmates who were released, about 1,265 came from Southern State Correctional Facility, Bayside State Prison and South Woods State Prison in Cumberland County, the Department of Corrections said.“Of the individuals being released from those facilities, none are COVID-19 positive. Typically, individuals return to the community where they resided pre-incarceration, while some opt for a fresh start elsewhere; so just because an individual is released in a given county, it does not mean that individual will stay there post-release,” the department said in its statement.Testa, whose First Legislative District includes Bridgeton and Vineland in Cumberland County, said inmates were given bus tickets to use the transportation centers in both of those towns. He said it’s not clear whether the inmates will stay in Cumberland County or head to other areas.“There’s really no way to know,” he said. South Woods State Prison in Cumberland County is one of the facilities where inmates were released.