Global tensions rise: 2 cheap, dividend-paying growth stocks I’d buy for my ISA

first_img See all posts by Royston Wild Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Global tensions rise: 2 cheap, dividend-paying growth stocks I’d buy for my ISA “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 | More on: FRES HGM center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. The fallout of last week’s assassination of Iranian general Qasem Suleimani by American forces has proved as tumultuous as one would have expected. With relations between the US and Iran at a nadir, investor demand for safe havens has surged, with gold in particular enjoying strong price rises and hitting seven-year highs.Bullion is hanging just off these peaks of above $1,580 per ounce, ready and waiting for another surge higher. But it’s not just tension in the Middle East (which we all hope the politicians can find a way to ease soon) that is threatening to propel gold still higher. Fears over US-Chinese trade talks, a hard Brexit, a slowing global economy, and expectations of more monetary policy easing by central banks have been driving gold values for some time.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…Silver starsI recently picked out Highland Gold Mining and explained why it’s a great way to ride the bullion boom. But rather than playing the gold market, why not think about getting exposure to fellow flight-to-safety asset silver instead on the same geopolitical and macroeconomic concerns?You can play the metal price through buying into a silver-backed exchange-traded fund (ETF), just like you can with gold, or by loading up on physical coins or bars. The problem with these methods however is that they don’t pay dividends to investors, with returns linked solely to how the price of the underlying asset performs.So forget about that, I say. If you’re looking to get rich from silver, I reckon buying shares in either FTSE 100-quoted Fresnillo or Hochschild Mining is a better bet.On the marchHow has silver performed in the past five days, then? After striking four-month highs just below $18.50 per ounce on Monday, the dual-role metal — so-called because of its role as an industrial and investment asset — was last stable at $18.20 as investors looked for fresh buying cues.Hochschild and Fresnillo have consequently jumped in value and they were recently trading at their highest since November. A quick look at their price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratios, which both sit below the ‘great value’ benchmark of 1, suggests that both stocks still have plenty of scope to rise.It’s not just that silver could rise on the back of its appeal as a safe-haven asset, though. As I say, the commodity is famed for its use inside electronic devices as much as an investment tool, and as a result could be poised to gain on any tech-led manufacturing recovery over the next couple of years.Profits predicted to boom!City analysts are certainly upbeat over the profits outlook for both Fresnillo and Hochschild, with current forecasts suggesting that the bottom lines of these companies will swell 34% and 19% respectively in 2020.And it’s my belief that both firms’ earnings could continue to boom well into this new decade on the back of strong silver prices and the companies’ exciting plans to rev up production. With Hochschild offering a handy 1.9% dividend yield for 2020, too, and Fresnillo an even-better 2% I reckon they offer a lot for growth, value and dividend investors to like. I’d happily buy them both for my ISA today. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo. 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. 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.last_img read more

A darned smart creature

first_img Judith Hankes Dear NH, YOU ARE SO RIGHT! Love and respect? Yeah, and food, lets not forget food. And then there is always toys. Toys, food, love and respect, Oh yes, and if chatt falls asleep on your lap you can not disturb them until they are ready to move, and the litterbox! The litterbox must be cleaned regularly. And thou shalt not step on cat’s tail. Oh yes, and thou shalt not throw out cat’s toys such as deactivated mice, roaches. and other wee critters. Can you just imagine how nice life would be if we treated human folks as good as we treat our cats? Bless you dear friend, Chaz Reply Respectfully, unka Chuck, I hate to disagree with you but I have a 2 year old cat and an 8 year old one. They are both stubby tailed. But that’s where their sameness disappears. The older one does have a mind of his own as do most but the younger one acts more like a dog and looks like a rabbit from the back. Really, I’m not kidding! He is defiant at times and then compliant when he wants attention and love and food. The older one when he was a kitten was so comical. If you reprimanded him he would walk away a little ways, stop momentarily and then saunter off paying you no attention. But the cool thing about him was that you only had to correct him once about a particular infraction. Almost like he was processing his correction and determined to remember it. As i said the younger one was defiant at times. You would say no about something, he would look right at you and go right ahead and do it anyway. My older cat even calmed a dog who was irritating our female dog a little older than he. And then theirs our little female dog. But we’ll save that for when you talk about dogs.Love you, unka Chuck, Linda Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Dimitri Reply February 24, 2019 at 10:19 am February 24, 2019 at 8:41 am charles towne February 25, 2019 at 12:44 pm charles towne Reply February 24, 2019 at 12:45 pm Charlie, your cats did not come to me this morning. I wonder why? They must feel that they have trained you and do not need to train me, a temporary visitor. You article hit the proverbial head on the nail. How I treasure my last cat for the comfort and relief from the loneliness she bring me. As always, I cannot wait til next Sunday to read your next article. Reply Well, Chaz, you have one again given food for thought! My sister has 4 or 5 cats and my brothers and I all know who she will side with in any disagreement! They are truly amazing critters and I am amazed at the different personalities of the various individual cat! I am not sure where I heard it but a long time ago I remember someone stating that cats and dogs are examples of how we often treat God and how He loves us! A dog will accept you as a member “of the pack” and so will always want to be with us, will always love us, even when we ignore them or treat them badly. To a dog we are always part of the family no matter what! This was explained as the way Papa God loves us, no matter how bad we screw up, He still wants us! Now cats, at best tolerate us! As long as they get food and attention and toys they are content to accept us. Many folks just ask Him to do something or provide something and then they purr their gratitude!Anyway that is just something I heard a long time ago. It does not address kittens which probably are the cutest critters on the planet! Too bad they grow into those often aggravating,yet fascinating creatures we call cats! As for now I guess I remain, “a dog person”! Do you remember Uncle Timmy? A sweet old neutered Tommy who liked to eat night crawlers? After a spree of over indulgence on a hot summer evening, he would come into the house looking a bit sickly with night crawler goo on his whiskers and his mouth gaping. He was Ted’s cat, and I can still see Teddy early in the morning sitting on the river bank holding Uncle Timmy while Ted fished. Beautiful memory. Richard Inspiration  By Charles TownePapa God, you must especially love cats, you made so many of them!I imagine that if our cats were unable to purr all of that happiness would build up and the poor wee beasties would likely explode.I think that cats can talk, but; being very wise they choose not to.I have owned a few dogs in my life but never a cat.  One does not own a cat, one serves a cat.I would like to think I am somewhat smarter than a retarded garden slug, but now, after living with cats for well over twenty years I don’t know.Consider cats now, they are downright clever beasties, yes, clever and manipulative, yes, very manipulative.  And they know how to milk it to their best advantage.Take obedience for example.  Cats, by reputation, are not obedient.  Dogs are obedient to a fault.  Cats are not.  In fact, cats are so smart they have trained humans to be obedient.Oh sure, I know you think I’m weird, but think about it, cats tolerate us and we mistake their tolerance as love.  My cats are the exception to the rule, they really love me.   If we humans were really clever we would follow the cat’s lead and not be so needy.   Cats, when they desire human companionship come to us, pet us; perhaps go to sleep in our collective laps for a while, but then they wake up and are about life’s more important issues, like chasing butterflies, using the litter box, or playing with a ball of fluff they dragged out from under the bed.   Don’t feel bad, a ball of fluff from under the bed may not be all that bad when you consider that my junior feline companion Shnoodles seems to prefer playing with a dead roach to my company.  Hey, I never claimed that cats were particularly good for the ego.   Cats are very wise creatures.  They know exactly how to manipulate men, or women; whatever the case may be, to their will.   Just think about it.  You feed your cats.  You clean their litter box.  You buy them special toys.  You play with them, pet them, cuddle them, clean their… yes I know, I already said that.  We throw things for them to chase and they train us to retrieve the things that we throw for them to chase.  We take them to the vet when they are sick, we pay those astronomical vet bills and give them free room and board.  Some cat people even leave their puppy cats vast fortunes in their wills when they die.  We allow them to take up most of the bed at night, we protect them and clean the litter box.  Now I need to ask you a question, just who is smarter, the cats or us?  I never had anyone waiting on me hand and foot the way I take care of my cats. Just think of it, perhaps cats are a higher life form, and if not a higher life form they are definitely more intelligent.Yep, when I think about it they are a lot smarter than we are.What’s that?  Yes master, right away master.I have to go now Shnoodles has just asked me to clean the litter box.Yes, master, I’m coming master!You have a nice day now, and may your cats teach you.  A Cat Lover’s Prayer              Dear Papa God, please help me to bestow upon others the great joy that my cats continually bestow upon me.   I wonder if a car’s purr is really some sort of feline prayer?  Nah, probably not, but when one of my kitties is sitting in my lap and gazing into my eyes, and purring up a storm it brings me great peace and joy.  Do our prayers do the same thing for you Father?  It seems Lord, that you have created a mighty fine animal in the cat, and I thank you for that.  In Jesus’ blessed name I ask this, Amen, and Amen! Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Don, yes, cats train us very well to be obedient and whatever else it is they wish us to be. Blessings on you and yours pal, Chaz NH Mike McFadden Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. charles towne March 1, 2019 at 5:18 pm lol…..I can relate! Have always had cats and always listened to their “silent” lessons about life. The primary one, love is earned with respect and compassion. If you supply those two ingredients, they will be yours for life! Same goes for humans as well, don’t you think? charles towne Herbert, we might appreciate dogs for certain qualities as we do cats. Take the dog’s sense of shameless mawkiness, or neediness. Dogs have a tendency to fawn all over us, I mean they play the absolute fool, whereas cats are the absolute opposite. A cat is regal without pretense, they do not need us. Cats are survivors without us. That word, “mawkiness” is my creation, and in my mind it means shameless beyond reason which describes dogs down to their finest elements. I still love dogs, but… Blessings my friend, Chaz Linda Scott February 25, 2019 at 2:33 pm Reply Reply Reply February 24, 2019 at 2:14 pm February 25, 2019 at 2:21 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Love this and can relate having 5 of the varmits living with us. I am definitely a servant but I’m ok with that which speaks to your point about being trained.Well written as always Chuck. God bless.-Donnie Kristin Reply March 1, 2019 at 3:32 pm Reply Reply The Anatomy of Fear charles towne February 24, 2019 at 1:10 pm Uncle Meow TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleSeven steps to selling your houseNext articleMore Than 86 Tons of Boston Market Frozen Dinners Recalled Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Reply Reply Mr. Towne, I have not written in a while but your characterization of dogs as “needy” begs for closer examination. Being by nature pack animals, dogs are by their very nature drawn to associate with members of their pack, it is their society! As pack animals, they are no more needy than dingos or wolves! To interpert their joy at “hanging out with” a member of their pack, if you are lucky enough to be accepted as such, as being needy is not a correct assessment I believe. Let me leave you with one question, would a cat gladly sacrifice his life protecting you? I remain your friend and admirer as always, CSG OH dear, dear Linda, and I rest my case. Your chatts have trained you very well. What you describe is a very refined form of feline brain washing similar to Stockholm syndrome. The defiant/compliant thing indicates the similarity between cats and the female of my own species. Uncle Meow! Reply charles towne It’s the ancient Egyptian’s fault for holding cats in such high regard. Back in their day cats worked hard to rid Egypt of pests that spoiled food supplies and carried disease. Cats evolved to remember the “worship” part of the feline-human relationship but have totally forgotten the “work” part. Having met some of our freeloading felines I’m sure you will agree with my understanding of feline evolution. I will say one thing – people that don’t like cats have never taken the time to know one – or many as the case is at our house… Dear Linda, I am sure you are unaware of the fact but by disagreeing with me you prove my point. Katts are wise, and more ten wise they are greatly gifted. They manipulate their humans, and bend them to their will. This is a sort of mind control, a gift that every catt possesses from birth. You think it is your idea to clean the litter-box but it is not, it is your qatts bending you to their will. And you think it is your decision what brand of kitty food to buy.. but it is not. Everything you do is controlled by felis kitty-cattus and you end up doing their will. Beware humans, their goal is to take over the world. Blessings on you and your catts. Chaz Herbert Weissman charles towne Dearest Kristin, And Meow, meow, Woof, woof to you dear doggie person. You strike me as being the sort of hooman person that would talk to your furry friends, which is really alright “cause I do too. May God bless you and keep you safe dear friend, Woof, woof, Bow wow! Reply Dear Judith, Uncle Timmy always comes with the disclaimer, “no relative.” He was the peasant killer. I will never forget him gifting us with a skunk. He came into the house in the middle of the night and dragged the very perfumy skunk under the folk’s bed. We slept outside for the next couple of nights. He was missing part of his tail and both of his ears had been frostbitten. Do you remember the time mama made fudge and set the pan outside to cool and Unka Timmy walked in it. Following the principle, “waste not, want not,” We ate cat tracks that night. Delicious fudge, delicious memories! Chaz Reply What an article!! LOLI’m still “chuck”ling!!Just makes me want to say…… MEOW!!That is cat language for AMEN!I have 3 of those sweet, cuddly creatures (when they want to be)They all have distinct cat qualities, as well as their own personalities.I definitely jump to their every whim and fancy, but I can’t help it since they have me well-trained.If only we could be so devoted to answering the Lord when He speaks to us. Thanks Chuck, as always, for the humor.God’s blessings on you! Reply February 25, 2019 at 12:11 pm Reply March 1, 2019 at 7:11 am February 25, 2019 at 2:21 pm charles towne March 1, 2019 at 8:36 am Reply charles towne Reply Richard, I guess it is a character thing. Katts are independent, dogs are needy to the extreme. Cats are survivors, no question of that. My pappy once said, and I have to agree, “Make a dog as big as a horse and he will remain your friend, make a cat as large as a big dog and he will eat you.” I guess I am a cat/dog person. Chaz March 1, 2019 at 10:36 am February 26, 2019 at 3:34 pm Dear comrade Dmitri, You are so right, but your comparison, though interesting begs to be challenged. The average dingo, wolf, coyote, basenji, etc is a wild animal, dogs are not, the wild has been bred out of them The average doggus bow wowus would die if left to its own hunting skills, whereas the average domestic kitty cattus will bot only survive, but thrive in the surviving. If you take a cat and seperate it ten generations from the wild and release its progeny into the wild, it reverts back to the wild! try that with a dog and see what happens. Some interesting results would result. Dogs need man, cats do not. Bless you my rusky friend, Chaz charles towne February 26, 2019 at 4:09 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply February 24, 2019 at 1:52 pm March 1, 2019 at 4:43 pm 21 COMMENTS Dear Mike, Felis Kitty Kattus epitomises the word “ALOOF”as well as the short term, “spoiled rotten.” You and your sweetie are what is referred to in cat circles, cat dependent. This is not as bad as it may sound because though terminal it is a rare form Happy syndrome and invariably results in a grin being etched on the victims face, and much joy and laughter bubbling up at the drop of a hat. There is no cure. Blessings on you both, you poor dear souls Chaz Dear CSG, and all I can say is aaapoiujdywwwwwwreteteteyyyyyuuiu you are sooo correct. That long word is a result of my boy cat Hercules standing on the keyboard. It is a complicated sentence written in Cattese and roughly translated it means, “Please hooman person, clean out the litter box and give us lots of cat treats.” Bless you dear Hooman person, MEOW, MEOW, MEOW February 24, 2019 at 10:59 pm Don Lindsey Sweet and joyful article! Amazing what joy our furry creatures bring to us as. They are costly and demanding but oh so worth it. Meow and woof! (I’m a doggy person). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here February 25, 2019 at 9:13 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Top 500 charities’ income up by 9%

 13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Top 500 charities’ income up by 9% AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Total income to the UK’s top 500 fundraising charities grew to £5 billion in 1998, an increase in real terms of 9%, according to new figures from Charities Aid Foundation.Read CAF announces new income figures for the UK’s top 500 fundraising charities at CAFOnline. Howard Lake | 28 February 2000 | News Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Proposal Writing

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 23 May 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Funding Proposal Writinglast_img read more

First Retail Bond for care sector raises £33m in under a week

first_img 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 First Retail Bond for care sector raises £33m in under a week  71 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 17 March 2017 | News Tagged with: Finance  72 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 “We are delighted that we have been part of the largest ever Retail Charity Bond issue. The money will be put to immediate use to buy and develop new homes and sites as we invest in our portfolio and our ability to increase the number of older people who benefit from our care.” The first Retail Charity Bond to be issued for the care sector has closed after less than a week, having raised £33 million.The bond, for Greensleeves Care, pays an interest rate of 4.25% a year for a term of nine years, and saw strong demand from a range of institutional, ethical and individual investors.The bond will be issued through Allia’s Retail Charity Bond platform. According to Allia, it is the largest Retail Charity Bond and the lowest interest rate to date. It brings the total raised through the platform to £91million, following previous issues for Golden Lane Housing (£11m), Hightown Housing Association (£27m) and Charities Aid Foundation (£20m).Greensleeves Care is the first charitable care home provider to raise finance through this type of listed bond issue, which can be sold to individuals as well as institutional investors. Unlike some forms of funding, the bond finance is not secured against assets and no capital repayments are required until the end of the bond term.The finance from the bond will enable Greensleeves Care, which provides care and accommodation for the elderly, to increase the number of residents it supports through buying and developing new homes, as well as helping to pay off all existing debt.With a total of £50 million of bonds created, Greensleeves Care also has the option of raising up to a further £17 million by selling more of the bonds in the future.The lead manager for the bond issue was Peel Hunt LLP as part of its debt capital markets collaboration with JC Rathbone Associates.Tim Jones, chief executive of Allia, said:“The success of this latest Retail Charity Bond reinforces the strength of demand for impact investment opportunities through mainstream financial products. Allia is very pleased to help Greensleeves Care increase the number of older people it cares for and to have proven the viability of this funding route for other charities in the care sector.”Paul Newman, chief executive of Greensleeves Care, added: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8last_img read more

Storms Cause Crop Damage Across Indiana

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Strong, straight-line winds also caused widespread crop damage. Silver reported that, in many fields, the corn and soybeans had been laid flat, “I saw some pretty good sized wheat fields damaged between Lafayette and Kokomo.” By Gary Truitt – Jun 13, 2013 crop damageA strong storm front moved across Northern Illinois and Indiana Wednesday evening spawning high winds, hail, and several tornadoes.  Mike Silver with Kokomo Grain told HAT crop damage in Howard, Tipton, Miami, Grant and Wabash counties was significant, “We recorded 3.5 inches of rain at our elevator here in Kokomo.” He added 2.5 to 4 inches were reported across North Central Indiana.  Hail  as large as golf balls was also reported in many areas, and Silver reported that by mid-day on Thursday they had received several hail damage claims. Home News Feed Storms Cause Crop Damage Across Indiana Previous articleRecent Report Shows RFS Doesn’t Increase Food PricesNext articleSeed Consultants 6/14/2013 Market Watch with Gary Wilhelmi Gary Truitt Storms Cause Crop Damage Across Indiana To the west, heavy rains caused flooding in parts of Carroll and White Counties. Jim Riley in Brookston said ponding was common in many fields by Thursday morning, “Field ponding is as bad as I have ever seen it; and, on some of the farms in the area, the farmers had just finished replanting areas that were flooded out from the heavy rains in May.”  Riley also said there is a lot of corn in his area that is at a 45 degree angle. Dry conditions and cooler temperatures are forecast for early in the weekend. The chance of rain returns with the beginning of the new week. According to HAT meteorologist Rob Wasson, “A warm front will approach the area on Saturday afternoon, allowing temperatures to rise in to the upper 70s north, mid 80s south. This will provide chances for afternoon thunderstorms. More thunderstorms will be possible on Sunday as an upper level weather disturbance arrives in the area. Highs on Sunday will be 80 to 85. We will start the week with a 50/50 chance for rainfall statewide.” Facebook Twitter Crop damage was reported in other Corn Belt states as far west as Iowa and as farm north as Minnesota. Many farmers are reporting they may not replant destroyed crops, but rather opt for the prevented plantings option in their crop insurance policy. The National Weather Service officials say multiple tornadoes touched down in Northern Iowa. They say spotters reported at least two tornadoes on the ground alongside one another near Hampton in Franklin County. Another tornado was reported near Belmond in nearby Wright County.  A storm dumped heavy rain to parts of Southern Minnesota Wednesday morning, including nearly 3.25 inches at Hutchinson Airfield, 3.3 inches in Arlington, 2.83 inches in Carver, and 2.28 inches near Green Isle. Madison, in far western Minnesota, recorded a wind gust of 65 mph.last_img read more

SMU rivalry holds more meaning than usual this year for football

first_imgFacebook Colin Post Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post printRunning back Sewo Olonilua takes a carry in TCU’s 42-12 win over SMU in 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Last season, TCU football was able to cruise past SMU 42-12, but faces a much daunting task this time around. “It’s always exciting,” cornerback Jeff Gladney said about playing SMU.  “They’re going to play hard. We’re going to play hard, just for the rivalry.”SMU’s 47-17 victory over Texas State marks the first time since 1984 that the Mustangs have started a season 3-0. Their other two wins have come against North Texas and Arkansas State. On top of that, SMU received a vote in the Coaches Poll for the first time since 2016.A new face lined up behind center is one of the things that makes this year’s SMU team so different. Led by Texas transfer quarterback Shane Buechele, the Mustangs rank No. 11 in the country in total offense, averaging 550 yards and 44 points per game as a team. Buechele also leads the AAC with 871 passing yards, highlighted by a 360-yard outing in their season opener against Arkansas State.“They [SMU] don’t try to do a whole lot, but what they do do is they do it very well,” head coach Gary Patterson said. “Everybody asks me, ‘What kind of offense don’t you want to defend?’ The ones that do it well.”SMU’s running backs Xavier Jones and T.J. McDaniel have also had an impressive start to their season. Jones is tied for first in the nation with seven total touchdowns, averaging 5.4 yards per attempt with 291 total yards.  McDaniel, a true freshman, exploded for 159 yards and three touchdowns in his collegiate debut. In the receiving core, Reggie Roberson Jr. ranks ninth in the FBS with 342 receiving yards. Placed on the Biletnikoff Award watch list before the season, the West Virginia transfer has caught two touchdowns on 21 catches this season.TCU will be looking for their front line to repeat their performance from last Saturday, a game that they allowed only 23 rushing yards.  To stop Buechele and SMU’s revamped pass attack, look for Gladney, one of TCU’s most experienced cornerbacks, to shut down Roberson and give the Frogs time to get to the quarterback. Gladney said he and the receiver are friends from Roberson’s time at West Virginia, so he enjoys the matchup every year.Cornerback Jeff Gladney will be key in TCU’s attempt to stop SMU’s sharp offensive attack on Saturday. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“He’s [Roberson] pretty good,” Gladney said. “I always look forward to holding him.”Linebacker Garrett Wallow will be another key for TCU defensively, as he has recorded 23 tackles, including six for a loss, and two sacks already this season.SMU’s defense has allowed 350 yards per game this season. Their lone standout on defense is safety Patrick Nelson, who leads the AAC with 1.67 sacks. The Illinois transfer recorded his lone interception of the year against North Texas.With this in mind, look for TCU to return to the running game that recorded 346 yards against Purdue on the ground last week. Running backs Darius Anderson (207 yards and two touchdowns) and Sewo Olonilua (156 yards and one touchdown) could get upwards of 30 carries combined, as they did in the win over the Boilermakers.“We have two really good running backs,” right guard David Bolisomi said. “We have trust in both of those running backs to get the job done.”At the quarterback position, both graduate transfer Alex Delton and true freshman Max Duggan will continue to share snaps. Though Duggan played for the majority of the game against Purdue, Patterson said he has not earned the starting job officially yet.Though he appears to be the front runner, freshman quarterback Max Duggan has not won the starting job for TCU quite yet. Photo courtesy of“At some point in time we’re going to have to throw the ball to beat people,” Patterson said. “At some point in time, somebody’s going to have to be able to do that.”Patterson said wide receiver Taye Barber, cornerback Julius Lewis and wide receiver Mikel Barkley will be game-time decisions Saturday due to injuries.The two teams will face-off for the 99th time Saturday. Kickoff against the Mustangs is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. from Amon G. Carter Stadium. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post ReddIt Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. 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Whether Entries In Balance Sheet Amount To Acknowledgment Of Debt Under Sec 18 Limitation Act? NCLAT Refers ‘V Padmakumar’ Decision For Reconsideration

first_imgCorporateWhether Entries In Balance Sheet Amount To Acknowledgment Of Debt Under Sec 18 Limitation Act? NCLAT Refers ‘V Padmakumar’ Decision For Reconsideration LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Sep 2020 9:02 AMShare This – xA 3-member bench of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has doubted the correctness of the decision rendered by a 5-member bench in the case V. Padamakumar Vs. Stressed Assets Stabilization Fund (SASF) & Anr which had held that entries in books of accounts will not amount to acknowledgment of debt under Section 18 of the Limitation Act, 1963.The reference was made by a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA 3-member bench of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has doubted the correctness of the decision rendered by a 5-member bench in the case V. Padamakumar Vs. Stressed Assets Stabilization Fund (SASF) & Anr which had held that entries in books of accounts will not amount to acknowledgment of debt under Section 18 of the Limitation Act, 1963.The reference was made by a bench comprising Justice Jarat Kumar Jain, Member (Judicial), Justice Balvinder Singh, Member (Technical) and V.P Singh, Member (Technical) in the case Bishal Jaiswal vs Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd and others.The bench opined that the majority decision in V Padmakumar was rendered ignoring several precedents laid down by the Supreme Court and many High Courts.The Tribunal gave seven reasons for seeking a reconsideration of the majority view of V Padmakumar as follows :I. There is consistent view of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and High Court of Allahabad, Calcutta, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala and Telangana that the entries in the Balance Sheet of the Company be treated as an acknowledgement of debt for the purpose of Section 18 of Limitation Act, 1963. The majority view in V. Padmakumar’s Case is just contrary to settled law.II. In V. Padamakumar’s Case minority view is in the line of settled law that Balance Sheet of the Company, be treated as acknowledgement of debt for the purpose of Section 18 of the Limitation Act, 1963. In the majority Judgment no reasons have been assigned for disagreement with this view.III. In support of majority Judgment in V. Padamakumar’s Case none of the precedent cited before us.IV. In V. Padamakumar’s Case, it is discussed that the Balance Sheet of the Company is prepared pursuant to Section 92 of the Companies Act, 2013 and filing of Balance Sheet/Annual Return being mandatory under Section 92(4) of the Companies Act, 2013, failing of which attracts penal action under Section 92(5) and (6) of the Act. In our humble opinion Balance Sheet is not Annual Return but is a Financial Statement. Financial Statement is defined under Section 2(40) of the Companies Act, 2013.V. In V. Padamakumar’s Case it is held that the Balance Sheet is required to be prepared under the obligation casted under Section 92 of the Companies Act, 2013. Therefore, it cannot amount to an acknowledgement for Section 18 of the Limitation Act, 1963. The acknowledgement should be voluntary and cannot be given under compulsion of law or with the threat of any penalty/punishment. Hon’ble Calcutta High Court in the case of Bengal Silk Mills Co vs Ismail Golam Hossain Ariff and High Court of Delhi in the case of South Asia Industries Pvt. Ltd vs Krishna Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana held that merely on the ground that the Balance Sheet of the Company is prepared under the compulsion of law or in discharge of statutory duty, it cannot be held that the Balance Sheet of the Company cannot amount to an acknowledgement of liability.VI. The Balance Sheet is a material document attached with sanctity that must be submitted to ROC and is used for obtaining a business loan or investments. Relevant provisions in regard to Balance Sheet of the Company provided in Section 129, 130, 131, 134, 137, 143 and 397 of the Companies Act. Section 130 and 131 provides that a Company cannot reopen its Books of Account and Financial Statement without the Order made by the Court of Competent Jurisdiction or the Tribunal. Directors of the Company after making  judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent cannot resile without permission of Tribunal.VII. Section 397 of the Companies Act, provides that the documents filed for the purpose of Companies Act, and Rules made thereunder by a Company with the Registrar shall be admissible in any proceedings thereunder. Without proof or production of original as evidence of any contents of the original or of any fact stated therein of which direct evidence is admissible.For the above reasons, the 3-member bench placed the matter before the Acting Chairperson for the constitution of an appropriate bench to reconsider the V Padmakumar decision.The bench was considering an appeal filed by the corporate debtor against the order passed by the adjudicating authority admitting the insolvency petition filed by a consortium of lenders.The corporate debtor contended that the application was filed beyond the period of 3 years limitation from the date of the accrual of the cause of action.It was argued that the accounts were declared as Non-Performing Asset in February 2014 but the application under Section 7 of the Insolvecny and Bankruptcy Code was filed only in December 2018.The adjudicating authority did not accept the contention that the application was time-barred, as the debt stood acknowledged by the entries in the books of accounts.Hence, the right to sue stood extended in terms of Section 18.Mr Abhijeet Sinha, Mr Sandeep Bajaj and Mr Devansh Jain were the Advocates for Appellant.Mr Ramji Srinivasan, Sr. Advocate, Mr Abhirup Das Gupta and Mr Rishub Kapoor, Mr Varun Gupta, were the Advocates for R1.Mr Sanjeev Kumar, Sr. Advocate, Mr Pankaj Dhanuka, Mr Anshul Sehgal, were the Advocates for R2.Click here to download the orderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more


first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.HERE’S WHAT’S ON OUR MIND TODAYThe Vanderburgh County Commissioners will have a public meeting today following their regular meeting to discuss the Vanderburgh County jail expansion. This meeting will involve all three County Commissioners, all seven members of County Council, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff, the Building Authority General Manager and the lead design team of American Structure Point. This meeting will decide the size, scope, and design of the  Vanderburgh County jail renovation project.  The public is invited to attend.It is our hope that the powers that be will agree on a new jail design that will be meet the current and future needs of the Vanderburgh County  Sheriff Office for a least the next 25 years?WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “Readers’ Poll” question is: What type of renovation should the county do to the jail?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more