Forget Bitcoin and Cash ISAs! I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 shares now to beat the State Pension

first_img Investors seeking to build a retirement nest egg to overcome a low State Pension may naturally seek assets other than the FTSE 100 after its recent market crash. The index has rebounded, but still trades significantly below its 2020 starting price.However, the stock market could offer strong recovery potential over the coming years. Therefore, it may prove to be a superior means of building a retirement nest egg compared to buying Bitcoin or holding your capital in a Cash ISA.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…FTSE 100 recovery prospectsThe FTSE 100’s track record shows that it has been an effective means of obtaining a retirement fund that can provide a passive income in older age. The index has gained around 8% per annum including dividends since its inception in 1984. Therefore, investing even modest amounts in a diverse range of large-cap shares has been a highly profitable strategy for anyone who has a long time horizon.With the State Pension age set to rise and its payments currently amounting to around a third of the UK’s average annual salary, large-cap shares offer the chance to reduce your reliance on the State Pension. Although in the short run events such as a market crash can cause the index to fall, it has always recovered from its various downturns over the years to post new record highs.Investing alternativesOther assets such as Bitcoin and Cash ISAs may hold greater appeal at the present time due to the FTSE 100 market crash. However, they may fail to provide a reliable means of generating a nest egg from which to draw an income in retirement.Cash ISAs face what could be a considerable period of time with low returns. Interest rates could stay at low levels for many years due to the economic challenges faced following the coronavirus pandemic. This may even mean that Cash ISAs produce a negative return when inflation is factored-in. This could lower your spending power and make it more difficult to obtain a retirement portfolio that reduces your reliance on the State Pension when compared to buying FTSE 100 shares.By contrast, Bitcoin has the capacity to make strong gains. Its price doubled following a decline in the earlier part of the year. However, its risks are also relatively high. Challenges such as regulatory concerns, competition from other virtual currencies and its lack of fundamentals could derail Bitcoin’s progress in the coming years. This may mean that it fails to produce a reliable return as per the 36-year track record of the FTSE 100.Investing todayClearly, buying FTSE 100 shares today may not seem to be an attractive prospect due to the index’s recent decline. However, it is likely to recover, while its past performance suggests that it is set to remain an effective means of obtaining a passive income in retirement that reduces your dependence on the State Pension. Forget Bitcoin and Cash ISAs! I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 shares now to beat the State Pension Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephens “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.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. 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. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

The Saga share price has surged 120% in 3 months! Should I buy the shares now?

first_imgThe Saga share price has surged 120% in 3 months! Should I buy the shares now? Over the last four years, the Saga (LSE:SAGA) share price has behaved like a rollercoaster that’s ultimately falling. The over-50s travel and insurance business saw its share price continue to fall to a record low of around £1.20 last year from a high of £30+ four years ago.What caused this 96% decline? And should I buy shares at today’s low price? Let’s take a look.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…What caused the Saga share price to plummet?Saga’s share price started falling near the end of 2017 after the firm declared a one-time marketing expense of £10m, dubbed as a “customer acquisition spend”.At the time, increasing the marketing budget appeared odd. The Saga brand was already well known, and this additional cost would lower the following year’s profit by 5%.This decision seems to have been the first indicator that something was wrong. And at the end of 2018, the problems started to reveal themselves. Both the insurance and over-50s travel segments of the business were losing customers. Fast. And when investors demanded an explanation, the management team admitted it had been “overly focused on the short term”.The announcement of a £310m non-cash impairment charge only added fuel to the fire. The previously profitable business transformed into a money-loser. Dividends were cut in half, and the Saga share price continued to plummet.After four years of terrible decisions, CEO Lance Batchelor was ousted from his position in January 2020. And just as the firm began to set itself back on course, the pandemic hit. With no passengers aboard its cruise ships, the company made a record loss of £313m in 2020. And so once again, the share price tumbled.Saga’s rescuerTowards the end of 2020, Saga looked like it could go under. With piles of debt building up and no income to cover the bills, the business needed to raise money quickly. With debt financing at capacity, it turned to investors to raise £150m through an equity offering.But wait. What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a knighted Englishman with £100m!Sir Roger De Haan, the previous owner of Saga 16 year ago, came in and bought a big chunk of the issued shares. He now owns approximately 20% of the business and sits as the board’s non-executive chairman for the next three years.Will the Saga share price make a 2021 comeback?The newly raised capital allowed the firm to restructure and bring its short-term debts under control. And the share price has climbed 120% since the rescue package arrived.But the company has a long way to go. In my opinion, the recovery of the Saga share price is directly linked to the return of its cruise line operations. Fortunately, as I’ve previously discussed, the cruise industry has some of the highest customer loyalty levels of any sector. As such, 65% of Saga’s customers haven’t requested a refund, and intend to go on their trips as soon the ships set sail again.If trips can resume in the second half of 2021, I think Saga will finally be back on course. And with new management at the helm, that makes it a business I’d consider adding to my portfolio. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Saga. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Image source: Getty Images Zaven Boyrazian | Friday, 22nd January, 2021 | More on: SAGA 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.last_img read more

New Development Director at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. David explained what he would focus on in the new post: “As well as continuing the more traditional fundraising activities, I will be identifying and developing the mutual benefits to be gained from working in partnership with companies and other institutions. “My focus will be on raising revenue more effectively, to begin with in the UK. However, the organisation’s work attracts support from all around the world so, once the programme is established here, I hope to turn my attention to other countries, probably starting with the USA.” Howard Lake | 26 June 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Recruitment / peoplecenter_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has appointed David Hillyard as development director to raise more revenue for its international conservation work.The new position has been created to generate additional revenue to support the organisation’s conservation work in 18 countries in addition to the ongoing work at its Jersey site.David joins Durrell from the Earthwatch Institute, which also supports Durrell’s work in Madagascar, where he was director of programme development. Advertisement New Development Director at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trustlast_img read more

Editor of TamilNet murdered in Colombo

first_img Receive email alerts News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News News Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Reporters Without Borders is revolted at the murder of Dharmeratnam Sivaram “Taraki”, editor of the news website TamilNet and Daily Mirror columnist. Four men abducted the well known journalist on 28 April and he was found dead the following morning.Sivaram, 46, had often told friends that he feared for his safety. “My life is in serious danger,” he told Reporters Without Borders in May 2004 after police raided his house and some pro-government media accused him of being a spy for the Tamil Tigers.He was targeted because of uncompromising coverage of the political and military situation, particularly since the emergence of the pro-government Tamil militia headed by Colonel Karuna.Reporters Without Borders said Sri Lanka’s authorities were guilty of failing to combat impunity in past cases of murders of journalists. In several reports, it had shown that the government, headed by Chandrika Kumaratunga, has protected killers of journalists, particularly Tamil militia of the EPDP, elements in the presidential guard and members of Col. Karuna’s Tamil militia.The organisation called on the government to now do everything possible to ensure the killers and those who sent them were identified, arrested and put on trial.”The premeditated murder of one of the most renowned Tamil journalists is a huge loss for Sri Lanka’s press. Through his website that was visited by tens of thousands of people daily, he provided essential news on the situation in the country,” it said.”Whatever one may think of his relations with the Tamil Tigers movement, Sivaram, was a brilliant journalist”, the worldwide press freedom organisation added. Four men travelling in a Pajero abducted Sivaram late in the evening on 28 April as he was leaving a Colombo bar with friends, just a few metres from the Bambalapitya police station. Witnesses said the men were speaking Tamil. His body was found the following morning in the Himbulala district, near the parliament building. Sivaram had been killed by several bullet wounds to the head and he bore the marks of a beating. His wife, Herly Yogaranjini, identified his body which will be taken to his native town of Baticaloa for burial. He had three children aged 10 to 16 years. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders said it was “revolted” by the murder on 29 April of Dharmeratnam Sivaram who was found dead in the capital after being abducted there the previous evening. One of the best known Tamil journalists, he knew he was in danger because of his uncompromising coverage of the political and military situation. RSF_en January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Sri Lanka April 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of TamilNet murdered in Colombo Organisation July 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Two ECISD campuses receive shooting threats

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Two ECISD campuses receive shooting threats Facebook Pinterest By admin – March 2, 2018 WhatsApp Odessa High School’s Skylar Herrera (25) shoots against Permian’s Reyna Rayos (10) during the first half Tuesday night at the Permian Fieldhouse. Ector County Independent School District investigated two school shooting threats Thursday, leading to one arrest, and another student was charged with carrying brass knuckles on campus.ECISD Police charged 18-year-old Kevin Nunez, a student at New Tech Odessa High School, with threatening to shoot up the school Thursday, an ECISD press release said.Another student had reported overhearing Nunez tell another student he would use explosives and smoke bombs while he was shooting up the school, the release stated, and said “when you hear two fire alarms go off you will know.”Police charged Nunez with making a terroristic threat, a class B misdemeanor, and he was taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center Thursday.At Odessa High School, a 15-year-old student was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon in a prohibited place, a third-degree felony, after he dropped a pair of brass knuckles while in class, the release said. After the teacher took the brass knuckles, ECISD police was contacted and the student was taken to the Ector County Youth Center.Later that evening, ECISD police received information of a rumor there would be a shooting at Crockett Middle School on Friday, the release stated. The police department’s threat management team worked throughout the night to investigate the rumor and found it was not substantiated.ECISD Chief of Staff Brian Moersch said additional ECISD police officers had been assigned to Crockett Middle School and the Odessa Police Department has increased their patrols in the area as well.These incidents happened just more than two weeks after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which led to the death of 17 people, and the Friday shooting at Central Michigan University where two people were killed.Moersch said ECISD has had an increased number of threats reported since the Florida shooting.“I think the natural assumption to make is that it’s due to the incident in Florida,” he said.Moersch added that the Florida shooting hasn’t changed their approach to handling these threats, because he said safety of students and staff is the district’s first priority.“We investigate every allegation or concern regarding safety,” he said. Twitter Twitter Local NewsCrime Pinterest Previous articleFive things you need to know today, March 2Next articleMobile Fab Lab heads to Austin adminlast_img read more

Trusting Data: How Technology Can Lead to Paperless Documentation

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Being able to track which exact item had changed, whether a word, comma or entire paragraph, is dependent on an individual company’s business processes.If document A, B, or C are ever lost, you still have a proof that they existed at some point in time.This will be the future of data: 1) verifying your data or documents against an immutable, decentralized, third-party source, and 2) allowing for others to whom you may sell or transfer the documents to also validate, providing authenticity multiple times over, and thus giving a stronger defense for lost documentation.As time moves forward, data is only going to become increasingly more valuable. Where the proofs of that data are stored will also become more valuable because we are migrating away from paper. Original sources of truth will never be irrelevant. I was recently traveling in eastern Europe leaving a country that was a former member of the Soviet Union. Before boarding the plane, I was stopped by that country’s immigration officers. They asked to see my travel itinerary, and I showed it to them on my United mobile app.What followed could only be described as a scene from an old Abbott and Costello movie where we went back and forth, me showing my app and the officer demanding to see my “papers”.Why this comedy of errors? Because while the travel and airline industry has evolved to trusting data without paper, the rest of the world has not. We believe in the expression “put it in writing”. We want to see it on paper because that makes it true and unchangeable.Paper MindsetCurrently, the mindset is that data must be attached to a “physical” piece of paper – whether that be a PDF, a printed pay stub, or a scanned image of a document, to make it “true”. As technology moves forward, this mindset will no longer be valid. Data will be collected directly from the source without paper support ever existing.Many parts of the process in consumer services (lending, credit cards, insurance, etc.) involve collecting data from various sources and using it to make decisions. While we have moved to receipt of that data in pure data form, we still have it followed up with paper (PDF or images) to “support” it.That is because these industries have grown accustomed to having to recreate the truth in case of a dispute over accuracy or authenticity of documentation. Whether you’re dealing with audits, foreclosures, lawsuits, or regulatory reviews, it’s always better to have the proof already than to be forced to try to recreate the truth. But the real question we should be asking is why don’t we trust data alone? The answer is simple:Because data can be changed … In fact, it is designed to be changed, updated, and dynamic.Blockchain as a source or truthA popular critique by blockchain naysayers is that just because data is on the blockchain doesn’t make it true, but only ensures that it is in the same format and unchanged from when it was originally written.We are still faced with the core problem that data written to the blockchain doesn’t make it “true”, it just makes it permanent or immutable.  So, how do you know the information that you are inputting onto the blockchain is correct? Human nature (with ill intent or not) is prone to make mistakes.What makes this powerful use of immutability so valuable is that even the errored data is documented. Over time you can track the errors along with the corrections in a timeline of data provenance. The more data you collect associated with previous data, the more it becomes validated/authentic.The Proof is in the BlockchainSure, it sounds well and good, but why would you give up that physical piece of paper for something you can never touch or feel?I’m going to try and break it down in the easiest way possible:Documents A, B, and C live inside the centralized, firewall-safe database of Company X.Documents A, B, and C are then used to create a cryptographic proof (or hash) with minimal metadata and information about the original document used for search purposes. Think of the cryptographic proof or hash as a digital fingerprint that is created from a one-way algorithm developed by the U.S. NSA.This hash is then placed on a blockchain.Recreating documents from a hash is computationally impossible. But the power is in the fact that only the original document can be used in the algorithm to recreate the hash. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The original documents A, B, and C are still stored in Company X’s database.If document A, B, or C are changed in any way, they will not match the original hash.If you think you have the original document but it doesn’t match the hash, then you have immutable proof that you do not have the original. 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Orissa HC Directs State To Expedite Investigation Into Death Of Kidney Patient Who Was Allegedly Denied Treatment By Private Hospital On Religious Grounds [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesOrissa HC Directs State To Expedite Investigation Into Death Of Kidney Patient Who Was Allegedly Denied Treatment By Private Hospital On Religious Grounds [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 April 2020 11:34 PMShare This – xThe Orissa High Court on Wednesday directed the State government to expedite the investigation into death of a Cuttack resident, who was allegedly denied treatment at a private hospital on the basis of his religion, during the lockdown. Lawyer-activist Azra Jamal had approached the High Court seeking apposite action against the Shanti Nursing Home in Cuttack, which refused to treat…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?LoginThe Orissa High Court on Wednesday directed the State government to expedite the investigation into death of a Cuttack resident, who was allegedly denied treatment at a private hospital on the basis of his religion, during the lockdown. Lawyer-activist Azra Jamal had approached the High Court seeking apposite action against the Shanti Nursing Home in Cuttack, which refused to treat a kidney-patient namely Sayed Abdul Hasan leading to his death on April 10. The hospital had allegedly denied him admission into the hospital in wake of the Talibaghi Jamat incident, and sought for production of “COVID-19 test certificate” to allow him dialysis faculty in the hospital. The Petitioner had argued that appropriate action must be taken against the errant hospital and the State Government should be directed to ensure that Health/ Medical services by the public hospital as well as private hospitals and nursing homes are made available to every patient irrespective of caste, creed, colour, sex and religion. After a submission made by the Advocate General that the grievance of the Petitioner was being enquired into by the Collector, Cuttack, the High Court disposed of the petition with a direction to expedite the investigation. “We dispose of this writ petition with the direction to the Collector to enquire into the matter expeditiously and submit a report to the State Government to do the needful,” a division bench of Justice S. Pujahari and Justice KR Mohapatra directed. The Advocate General had also assured that the State would make certain that no one is deprived of treatment in any hospital of Government or private on any of the ground stated. On this aspect the bench ruled, “The State shall also ensure that no person is denied treatment of any ailment by any hospital of Government or private, if such facility is available with the hospital or if not available to refer him to appropriate hospital where such facility is available. However, such treatment must be guided by the guidelines/instruction given in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic by the State Government.” Case Details: Case Title: Azra Jamal v. State of Odisha Case No.: WP (C) No. 11172/2020 Quorum: Justice S. Pujahari and Justice KR Mohapatra Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Family of black man killed in police-involved shooting sues South Bend, Indiana

first_imgiStock(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) — The family of a black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in South Bend, Indiana, filed a federal lawsuit against the officer and the city, whose current mayor is 2020 Democrat Pete Buttigieg.Eric Logan, a 54-year-old father of seven, was leaning inside a vehicle when South Bend Sergeant Ryan O’Neill approached him and asked if the vehicle belonged to him, according to the civil rights lawsuit filed by Logan’s family on Wednesday.The officer, who was responding to reports of a burglary, said Logan threatened him with a knife, but the victim’s family denied those claims and accused the officer of shooting him because of his race.“The misconduct was objectively unreasonable and undertaken with willfulness and reckless indifference to the rights of others,” the lawsuit stated. “Defendant O’Neill violated Plaintiff’s constitutional rights intentionally subjecting him to unlawful, unequal treatment on the basis of his race.”The family also accused the city of failing to train officers or adequately punish them for misconduct.The June 16 shooting drew national attention last week when Buttigieg skipped a handful of scheduled campaign stops to meet with angry community members in his hometown.“You running for president and you want black people to support you, and vote for you…that’s not going to happen,” one resident told Buttigieg at a town hall meeting last Sunday.The 37-year-old mayor sent out an email to supporters after the town hall, saying the heated tone of the meeting reflected the pain of black communities all across the country.“It was a painful but needed conversation. And I feel overwhelmed and heartened by the number of people — supporters and critics — who have reached out and made it clear over the past week that they want to join hands and face these problems together,” the mayor wrote. “Our American values are at stake in the need for us to address the deep mistrust of police and governments among communities of color, which flows directly from the consequences of systemic racism.”The family of Eric Logan is seeking undisclosed compensatory and punitive damages. O’Neill is currently on administrative leave.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus updates: 17 bodies found at NJ nursing home hit by virus

first_imgnarvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — More than two million have been infected with the novel coronavirus worldwide as the pandemic continues to affect every aspect of people’s lives.The global death toll stands at more than 137,000 people, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to a number of deaths in which a person is not tested for the virus.Many municipalities have begun counting probable deaths caused by COVID-19, including New York City, the epicenter of the disease in the United States.The U.S. has more deaths and cases than any country in the world, with more than 639,000 diagnosed cases and at least 30,985 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:8:20 a.m.: 17 bodies found at NJ nursing home hit by virusThe state of New Jersey will begin investigating the Andover Rehabilitation nursing home in Sussex County after a number of bodies were removed this week.According to police, the first clue was a request for 25 body bags.Investigators initially discovered five bodies in the facility’s holding area.In subsequent days they were tipped off to a body being stored in a shed. No bodies were seen in the shed but investigators then found another 12 bodies in the holding area. 6:38 a.m.: CDC to tour processing plant where hundreds tested positiveSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are on the ground in Sioux Falls and will tour a Smithfield Foods plant Thursday “in partnership with state and local officials,” Noem said.There’s been 518 Smithfield employees who have tested positive for novel coronavirus as well as 126 cases of nonemployees that became infected due to an employee, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.Noem said the state is “aggressively testing” employees and those they have come into contact with “and as soon as possible getting them into isolation.”The governor added she’s working with federal officials and Smithfield leaders “on a plan to safely reopen the plant to get it back online to bring some relief not only to our egg producers, but to make sure we’re continuing to secure our nation’s food supply.”5:01 a.m.: Trump to discuss coronavirus with G-7 leadersPresident Donald Trump is set to discuss the coronavirus pandemic with G-7 leaders in a conference call on Thursday morning.He will be joined by the leaders of the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan.Trump last spoke with the group as a whole on a conference call on March 16. Much has changed in the world since then, when fewer than 100 people had died in the U.S.The U.S. was set to host this year’s G-7, which was to be held at Camp David in June, before Trump canceled the gathering three days after that last videoconference in March.3:55 a.m.: Harry, Meghan help at LA nonprofitDuchess Meghan and Prince Harry spent a second day helping out at Project Angel Food, a charity in Los Angeles that feeds people too sick to do so themselves.Those facing a hard time during the coronavirus pandemic are being helped with food by the nonprofit.The nonprofit was founded by former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson originally to deal with helping those with HIV/AIDS.Meghan decided to help on Easter Sunday, and then again on Wednesday, after her mom, Doria Ragland, said the group was in need of volunteers.  Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Family and friends gather in Boston to mourn NBA prospect Terrence Clarke

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailnazarethman/iStock(BOSTON) — More than 100 people gathered at Davis Leadership Academy in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood Friday night for a vigil honoring the memory of NBA prospect Terrence Clarke. The 19-year-old died Thursday in a car accident in Los Angeles, while preparing for the NBA draft.  The Dorchester community paid tribute at Clarke’s former middle school where the former University of Kentucky guard had played ball with many of the vigil’s attendees.His former teammate Julian Howell said Clarke’s impact was significant to everyone around him.“He was the hero to — you know — people older than him, people younger than him. Everybody he touched, he made a better person,” Howell said.Tanaysha Howell, the mother of one of Clarke’s former teammates, agreed.“He is remarkable. He’s tremendous. He is a glow,” she said.Clarke, a potential 2021 first-found draft pick, sustained fatal injuries when his car collided with another car making a left turn, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img April 24, 2021 /Sports News – National Family and friends gather in Boston to mourn NBA prospect Terrence Clarkelast_img read more