Buying the dip: is it the perfect time to buy this FTSE 250 growth share?

first_img After markets had rallied strongly since the lows in March, the FTSE 250 was down around 6.7% last week. One of the most affected shares was travel retailer On the Beach (LSE: OTB). After a monumental rise of 182% since the middle of March, this growth share was down over 16% last week. While some may believe this signals the end of its recovery, I think it offers a perfect time for investors to capitalise on its recent fall.A very healthy growth share A market downturn will often disproportionately affect growth shares. It’s therefore essential that On the Beach has a healthy balance sheet, as this should ensure a swift recovery. Fortunately, the robust balance sheet is one of its main attractions. Firstly, it has a minimal amount of debt. Unlike competitors such as TUI, which has over £2bn in debt, the lack of debt should aid recovery. It also has sufficient cash reserves. This includes £75m in revolving credit facilities, and a recent £67m raised via the sale of new shares. Not only should this help survival, but it places the firm in a better position to “capitalise on the multiple opportunities that these market conditions are likely to present”.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…Different to its competitors I particularly like this growth share over its competitors because of its uniqueness. For example, unlike other tour operators and airlines, customer funds are held in a trust account. As a result, funds are not used for working capital, and therefore, it’s easy for refunds to be processed. This is especially useful at the moment, as it should help limit damage to the company. On the Beach also doesn’t own any planes or shops. This subsequently lowers capital expenditures and offers the growth share further flexibility. It also means that its monthly cash burn at the moment is less than £2m. In addition, On the Beach has never paid a significant dividend. Although this may put off income investors, it has meant that profits have been reinvested into the company. This often results in further growth. The dividend yielded around 1% before being cancelled due to the pandemic. Strong management The final reason I like this company is because of its strong management. CEO Simon Cooper founded the firm in 2004 and has since led the business through its IPO in 2015 and entry into the FTSE 250 in 2018. He also owns 7.45% of the business, which I feel is always a good sign. The rest of the board has also demonstrated trust in the firm, as shown by the amount of insider buying recently. Just last month, nine different insiders bought shares. In the same period, no insiders sold any. This implies optimism within the business. I share this optimism and would certainly capitalise on the recent dip and buy this growth share today. Buying the dip: is it the perfect time to buy this FTSE 250 growth share? 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. 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Delhi High Court Dismisses With Cost Plea Seeking Criminal Prosecution Of DG BSF Rakesh Asthana Under PC Act

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Dismisses With Cost Plea Seeking Criminal Prosecution Of DG BSF Rakesh Asthana Under PC Act Shreya Agarwal15 Feb 2021 4:46 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court today dismissed with cost Chandigarh dentist Mohit Dhawan’s plea seeking prosecution of former Special Director CBI, and present DG BSF, Rakesh Asthana, under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act on allegations of extortion from the dentist.A single bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait noted that the various complaints referred to by Dhawan have already…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 Delhi High Court today dismissed with cost Chandigarh dentist Mohit Dhawan’s plea seeking prosecution of former Special Director CBI, and present DG BSF, Rakesh Asthana, under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act on allegations of extortion from the dentist.A single bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait noted that the various complaints referred to by Dhawan have already been closed.Earlier, Delhi High Court Judge Justice Yogesh Khanna had recused himself from hearing the plea which sought directions for his prosecution under Sections 7 and 7A of the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA). Before approaching the High Court, Dhawan had approached the Supreme Court seeking directions to the same effect, however, a Division Bench of Justice L Nageshwar Rao and Justice Ravindra Bhatt had dismissed his plea, as withdrawn, directing him to pursue other appropriate remedies under the law.The plea had stated that it sought prosecution against the “high profile bureaucrat, who is the present Director General of BSF, the Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau and a former Special Director of CBI, Rakesh Asthana”, against whom it has been alleged that, “while serving as Special Director of CBI, he hijacked the entire criminal justice system in connivance with other police officers of Chandigarh conspiring to obtain undue advantage, for himself and his close family friends,” while performing his public duty “improperly and dishonestly.”The plea further alleged that Asthana connived with other public servants to falsely and illegally implicate and intimidate the petitioner dentist and sought to extort money from him, thereby, abusing his official position through “corrupt means and corrupt activities”. It was specifically alleged against Asthana, that he had done the abovementioned acts in order to favour his personal contacts Gertrude and Bryan D’Souza, and had “demolished, destroyed and devastated,” for his “personal vengeance,” the name and standing of the petitioner dentist, Mohit Dhawan.It was further alleged in the petition that complaint to this effect was submitted before the Central Vigilance Commissioner and Central Bureau of Investigation on 18.9.2019, 27.7.2020 and 17.8.2020 but the said authorities are sitting over the same and no action or adjudication or prosecution has been initiated yet against Asthana in consequence to the said complaints.Next Storylast_img read more

WB Assembly Polls 2021- Calcutta High Court Set Aside Election Commission’s Rejection Of Trinamool Congress Candidate’s Nomination

first_imgNews UpdatesWB Assembly Polls 2021- Calcutta High Court Set Aside Election Commission’s Rejection Of Trinamool Congress Candidate’s Nomination Sparsh Upadhyay12 March 2021 1:52 AMShare This – xSetting aside the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to reject the nomination of Trinamool Congress candidate Ujjwal Kumar from the Joypur constituency in Purulia district, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday (11th March) permitted him to contest polls based on his nomination papers. The Bench of Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya was hearing the plea of Kumar who challenged…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?LoginSetting aside the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to reject the nomination of Trinamool Congress candidate Ujjwal Kumar from the Joypur constituency in Purulia district, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday (11th March) permitted him to contest polls based on his nomination papers. The Bench of Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya was hearing the plea of Kumar who challenged EC’s decision rejecting his candidature, citing “errors” in Kumar’s affidavit (Based on the Returning Officer’s order). The matter before the Court It may be noted that the TMC nominee from the Joypur constituency, Ujjwal Kumar had approached the High Court after his papers were rejected on Wednesday (10th March) citing the blank “third dependant” column in the form and his failure to mention if he had dues pending for availing accommodation. The Senior counsel for the Counsel, by relying on the relevant form, indicates that the said columns, allegedly not filled up by the petitioner, were not applicable at all. The said 2 columns pertain to the third dependant of the electoral candidate, if any Court’s observations Having heard the Counsel for the petitioner, the Court observed that the “defects” pointed out by the concerned Returning Officer were not defects in the true sense of the term in so far as the columns which were not filled up by the petitioner were not applicable to the petitioner at all. The Court formed this opinion in view of the fact that the petitioner, having disclosed that the petitioner does not have any Government accommodation and the name of the third dependent being merely academic in view of there being no first and second defendant of the petitioner. “It appears from the relevant documents cited by learned senior counsel for the petitioner, that the defects pointed out by the authorities were not of a substantial nature at all”, noted the Court. The Court also observed that the right of hearing conferred on the petitioner by virtue of Section 36(5) of the 1951 Act was not given to the petitioner in the instant case. Further, in view of the extreme urgency involved, as today (12th March) is the last date fixed for withdrawal of candidature as such, the Court proceeded ahead to dispose of the matter ex-parte. Significantly, the Court said, “Since the petitioner does not have a Government accommodation and the said clause is not applicable at all to the petitioner, non-fulfilment of such condition is hyper-technical in nature and cannot be treated as a substantial defect.” The Court also took into account the Petitioner’s submission that a corrected form was handed over to the concerned Officer by the petitioner on the very next day, which has not been considered by the respondent authorities. Lastly, calling the rejection order ‘contrary to law’ the Court set aside the rejection of candidature of the petitioner, as uploaded on the official website of the Government and the respondents were directed, “To permit the petitioner to participate in the oncoming elections by treating the application of nomination for candidature and connected affidavit filed by the petitioner as valid and in accordance with law.” Thus, W.P.A. 7291 of 2021 was disposed of with the above directions. Case title – Ujjwal Kumar Vs. Chief Election Commissioner & Ors. [W.P.A. 7291 of 2021] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Funeral of Detective Garda Horkan heard how he was nature’s gentleman

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Funeral of Detective Garda Horkan heard how he was nature’s gentleman WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – June 21, 2020 The funeral of Detective Garda Colm Horkan has heard how he was one of nature’s gentlemen – and that his death spread a story of tragedy and sadness right across the country.The 49 year old is being remembered after he was shot dead in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon on Wednesday night.Hundreds of Gardai performed a guard of honour from his home in Charlestown, Co. Mayo to St. James’ Church ahead of the service.Due to Covid 19 restrictions, attendance was limited – but friends and neighbours have gathered at the local GAA club to watch the funeral on a screen.Monsignor Tommy Johnston, parish priest of Charlestown, led the mass:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Facebook Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Google+ Previous articleCommunity transmission of Covid-19 in April could return – HolohanNext articleWater Safety Ireland urging people not to swim in unsafe areas News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Sick note returns to public sector

first_imgSick note returns to public sectorOn 11 Jan 2000 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Recent absence statistics do not bode well for local authorities. Despiteaiming to lower sickness levels, the figures show the reverse, as DominiqueHammond reportsLambeth is no longer a haven for the work-shy. So declared Lambeth chiefexecutive Heather Rabbatts on the back of figures showing a halved sicknessabsence rate over three years at the London borough. From an average of morethan 15 days per employee a year, it now boasts a rate of seven and a halfdays.While Lambeth’s achievement is impressive, unfortunately it is notrepresentative of the wider picture. Figures published by the Employers’Organisation for Local Government at the end of last year show an overallincrease in absence in the sector.The average rate of sickness absence for all council employees in 1998/99was 9.6 days. This marks an increase of nearly a day on last year’s 8.7 days.This compares with an average of around 6 days for the private sector,according to Personnel Today’s and MCG’s HR Benchmarker.Among areas of concern are two groups – non-manual staff in largeauthorities and manual staff in small shire authorities. The first group, which includes staff from the London and metropolitanboroughs, counties and unitaries, were absent for a day and a half more in 1999than 1998. This represents an average of just under 11 days from 9.3, thehighest rate seen for this group since the statistics were first collated sixyears ago. The second group also broke its record, with an increase of two days,bringing it to a rate of just under 11 days.Manual staff in large councils took almost a day more, bringing them up to14 days. Non-manual staff of small authorities recorded the “healthiest”levels. It was the only group to have stuck at the same absence level, of 7.3 days,a year on – a rate also half a day lower than its 1994-95 to 1996-97 level.The figures will not only dismay local authority personnel departments,which have been trying to get to grips with the problem over the past year orso, but also the Government, which is intent on reducing absence in the publicsector. In July last year the Cabinet Office challenged all public sectorbodies to reduce their absence by 20 per cent by 2001 and 30 per cent by 2003.The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions is setting afive-year target for local authorities to reach a level of absence equivalentto the current lowest quarter. For authorities with sickness rates at the upperend of the scale that will mean cutting absence by 27 per cent and shiredistricts by a third, according to the report.One saving grace is that the statistics are at least comprehensive now.”These figures are probably the best picture we have had of sicknessabsence in local government,” said report author Peter Norris, principalresearcher at the Employer’s Organisation. “This is the first time we haveincluded every region. It will give us a good benchmark from which to judge anyimprovement.”The fuller coverage of this year’s report may also go someway to explainingwhy sickness absence levels have risen. This year included returns fromnorthwestern and north-eastern councils that did not respond last year. TheNorth has a higher sickness rate than the South in all areas of the economy, sothis is likely to have pushed up the average.”This is particularly likely to explain the rise in sickness amongmanual employment in the shires, as northern shires have significantly largermanual workforces than in the South,” Norris explained. “There is atendency for larger organisations to have higher absence rates due tomanagement control being spread more thinly.”The good news is that the report is to be followed by practical help. TheEmployers’ Organisation is producing a set of absence management standards as abenchmark for councils. Those struggling will be able to go to those havingmore success to learn good practice.Brushing up absence management techniques can only be a good thing, but headof personnel in social services at Nottingham City Council, Angela Probert,believes it is crucial to understand what is causing the problem. Nottingham,which has already drastically reduced absence, has based its work on asystematic collection and analysis of data (see box, left).”Managing absence is not a difficult science, but you do need to knowwhat the levels are and why people are off,” she said. “If you’redoing it without that information, you’re managing the effect, not the cause,and you are not addressing the problem.”Nottingham gets to root of absence problem Nottingham City Council has slashed absence in its social servicesdepartment by more than half in 18 months. By September 1999 it was 12 and athird days – lower than the national average of just under 15.To achieve this it has had to be tough. It has retired 57 people on thegrounds of ill health and dismissed 19. But it is also taking a long-term approach based on addressing the causesof the problem. The starting point has been collecting detailed monthly recordson the number of absences and the causes. Information gathered for the lastquarter of 1999 showed the three main causes to be musculoskeletal problems,stress and depression and sickness and diarrhoea. The next step is for personnel to work with occupational health to comeup with strategies for tackling those specific problems. However, it is linemanagement, not personnel, that is responsible for managing the problem. Makingthat clear and giving them the training and support they need to carry out thattask is central to the scheme.last_img read more

Are E-Cigarettes/Vaping “Better” Than Regular Cigarettes?

first_imgI tell them the answer is complex.Let me start with this statement: all currently available data tells us that e-cigs/vaping are less harmful than tobacco use. That being said, it’s been shown that most smokers who casually attempt to quit smoking using e-cigs end up smoking both regular cigarettes and e-cigarettes.Additionally, youth who start with using vaping devices are more likely to also become cigarette users.What is an e-cigarette? defines e-cigarettes as battery-powered devices that work by heating a liquid into an aerosol that the user inhales and exhales. The e-cigarette liquid typically contains nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerin, flavorings, and other chemicals.As indicated in the photo, there are many kinds of e-cigarettes. Some look like traditional tobacco products and some do not.Photo from drugabuse.govYou may have heard your teenager or college student talk about JUUL. It’s the brand name of an e-cigarette that resembles a USB or “flash” drive. According to the non-profit group Truth Initiative, in just two years on the market, JUUL has already “amassed nearly half of the e-cigarette market share.”Photo from’s in an e-cigarette?There are a number of chemicals involved in e-cigs/vaping. First is the PEG, polyethylene glycol, which is the “carrier” of the other contents in vaping devices. (In JUULing, we don’t know as much about the “carrier” substance.)PEG is thought to be a harmless food additive and is the same medium often used for theatric “smoke” and lighting effects at concerts and shows. We know that people with lung conditions can have trouble with PEG, and studies are only now looking at PEG as a heated, inhaled substance.Second is nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive substance that causes people to become hooked on these devices and all tobacco products. Nicotine is no longer thought to be an otherwise harmless chemical, and has been linked to the development of COPD, and implicated in other negative health outcomes. (According to the product website as it relates to nicotine, a single JUUL cartridge is roughly equal to a pack of cigarettes, or 200 cigarette puffs. third is formaldehyde and heavy metals. Formaldehyde is a probable carcinogen – it can cause cancer – and promotes respiratory issues such as bronchitis. Vapor from e-cigs has as much formaldehyde as cigarette smoke. On top of that, to generate vapor, e-cigs heat the chemicals inside the device, leading to heavy metal particles from the heaters being detectable in the vapor/smoke.Are teens using e-cigarettes?In a recent report regarding tobacco/nicotine use in Indiana, it was stated that 29% of Hoosier 12th graders report the use of e-cigarettes/vaping. This number is similar to national trends.Teen vaping is a major public health concern, and here’s why:As I mentioned earlier, vaping is a gateway drug. Youth who start with using vaping devices are more likely to eventually become cigarette users as well.There is concern about the effects of nicotine on the developing adolescent brain, especially the part responsible for regulating attention and judgment.We know that smoking among adolescents is associated with impaired attention, working memory and ability to concentrate. Nicotine is thought to be the cause of these problems.There are studies that support smoking as a risk factor for an impaired cognitive function later in life.Nicotine addiction is incredibly hard to break. Kids could be setting up a habit they may struggle with for the rest of their lives.Another point of note is that many—if not most—e-cigs products are sponsored by big tobacco companies. These companies are interested in maintaining their market share, and in my opinion, they’re not too concerned about whether their market is people who vape people who smoke cigarettes or both.We—parents, doctors, society—should be concerned about the use of flavors, such as bubble gum, cotton candy, ‘frutti tutti’ and other tastes that are clearly used to entice young people into using these products.One of my favorite expert authors on the subject of tobacco, vaping, and marketing of such products is Dr. Stanton Glantz who is a professor of medicine at UCSF.In his writings, Dr. Glantz points out that the FDA has been relatively ineffective in limiting the use and protecting children from e-cigs. He strongly recommends that local communities create ordinances to restrict uthe se of these products. (This strategy has worked well in California.) Taxation of vaping products can also reduce rates of youth vaping. It’s been proven to work with traditional tobacco products.Dr. Glantz has published multiple articles about the marketing of vaping products. Here is one of particular interest:, Georgetown University’s School of Nursing & Health Studies has published a recent article, With the Jury Out on Vaping, Clinicians Pause to Identify the Cons of E-Cigarettes. The article discusses key social factors that influence adolescent e-cigarette use, along with significant statistics regarding this issue in the United States. Also highlighted is how e-cigarettes are often a gateway to tobacco use.To learn more Here are some additional websites to help explain the basics of e-cigarettes and the health effects of smoking and/or vaping: FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Are E-Cigarettes/Vaping “Better” Than Regular Cigarettes?David Ryon, MDDeaconess Pulmonary & Critical Care11/09/2018As a doctor specializing in lung diseases, I have seen the negative outcomes that result from smoking and tobacco use. I also know that patients, who are trying so hard to quit, often begin using e-cigs, vaping devices, etc. instead of cigarettes. Many patients ask me if “vaping” is a better option than cigarettes.last_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare YESTERYEAR-DOWNTOWN EVANSVILLE  STREET, 1949Business boomed in Evansville in the post-war years, and Main Street was still the city’s most important commercial hub. This picture shows the 200 block of Main, looking towards Third Street. In the foreground at left are the Carlton Hotel and a sign for the WJPS radio studio; on the right are numerous clothing stores and Hermann’s Candy Company. In the background, the tall Citizens Bank building (right) and Old National Bank.FOOTNOTE: We want to thank Patricia Sides,  Archivist of Willard Library  for contributing  this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history.  If you have any  historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides,  Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at read more

Operation Groundhog nets several drug-related arrests in Kosciusko County

first_imgDerek Charles Krichbaum, 36, of Warsaw Charge: Probation Violation $5,250 surety and cash bond Previous articleAutomatic tickets for work zone violations proposed in IndianaNext articleWeekend winter storm expected to drop several inches of snow on Michiana Brian Davis Joshua Brant Hawthorne, 40, of Winona Lake Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance $400 cash bond By Brian Davis – January 29, 2021 0 271 Google+ Amanda Joy Justice, 37, of Claypool Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance $400 cash bond Pinterest Facebook Daniel Byron Slone, Junior, 34, of Warsaw Charge: Possession of Methamphetamine $5,250 surety and cash bond Twitter Christopher Dwight Spangle, 35, of Warsaw Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance $400 cash bond Cassandra Kay Secor, 31, of Warsaw Charges: Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine and Obstruction of Justice $30,500 surety and cash bond Joshua Lee Herr, 40, of Nappanee Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance $400 cash bond Brandon Lee Warren, 42, of Warsaw Charges: Two Counts Dealing Methamphetamine, Failure to Appear $41,200 surety and cash bond The defendant’s charge (arrest) is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) 43 is a collaborative law enforcement unit, consisting of officers from the Warsaw and Winona Lake Police Departments, the Indiana State Police and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office. If you have information on suspicious drug activity, drug trafficking, or drug suspects; please contact NET43 at [email protected] or by telephone at 574-372-2494. Ashly Danielle Johnson, 30, of Warsaw Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance $400 cash bond Facebook Andrew Taylor, 31, of Syracuse Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance $400 cash bond WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Google+ Robert Keith Powell, 30, of Warsaw Charge: Possession of Methamphetamine $5,250 surety and cash Operation Groundhog nets several drug-related arrests in Kosciusko County Nicholas Andrew Irvine, 28, of Warsaw Charge: Possession of Methamphetamine $10,250 surety and cash bond Lowell Kenneth Collins, 54, of Warsaw Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance $400 cash bond Nicholas Scott Stahl, 30, of Etna Green Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance $400 cash bond Haleigh Renae Johnson, 28, of Pierceton Charges: Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia $5,250 surety and cash bond Larry Ellis Konkle, 53, of Warsaw Charge: Possession of Methamphetamine $5,250 surety and cash bond Nicole Rae Pearson, 31, of Warsaw Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance $400 cash bond Bryan David Trager, 57, of Warsaw Charge: Maintaining a Common Nuisance $5,250 surety and cash bond Twitter (Carli Luca/95.3 MNC) 21 people have been arrested after a massive narcotics sweep in Kosciusko County.The Sheriff’s Department says after several months of covert surveillance and undercover operations conducted by NET43, multiple people were incarcerated on numerous charges and what officials call high-priority arrest warrants. Narcotics and firearms were also seized in the raids.Arrested: Michael Andres Catalan, 22, of Warsaw Charge: Dealing Marijuana $5,250 surety and cash bond William Paul Clutter, 41, of North Webster Charges: Two Counts Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia $10,500 surety and cash bond Pinterest Kira Margaret Tuttle, 38, of Columbia, IN Charges: Two counts Possession of Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Paraphernalia $15,500 surety and cash bond WhatsApplast_img read more

Press release: Young consumers give boost to legal downloading and streaming

first_img The variety of legitimate services now available to consumers is extraordinary and our world-leading creative industries have made great strides in meeting the demands of viewers and fans, so there really is no excuse for the ongoing use of illegal services. Today’s findings are a positive step forward in stamping out online copyright infringement, but we cannot afford to be complacent. We are committed to tackling piracy and helping this vibrant sector go from strength to strength through our Creative Industries Sector Deal, a major part of our modern Industrial Strategy. Note to editors made commitments through the Industrial Strategy Creative Industry Sector Deal Eddy Leviten, Director General of the Alliance for Intellectual Property, added: British IP Day is a celebration of the creativity that brings great products, brands, design and content to consumers worldwide. Today we are taking that message to Parliament and ensuring that MPs across the political spectrum understand the need to protect IP and support creators of all kinds. The OCI Tracker is a valuable measure of progress in the UK in the use of legitimate content services but piracy levels remain at one quarter of the population, which is still far too high. The government is taking action to tackle online copyright infringement through a range of activities: in a unique partnership with UK Music, launched Music Inc in 2013, an app to give gamers an insight into the modern music industry as well as education them on aspects of copyright Key findings from the OCI tracker include: the UK has a lower overall infringement rate (25% of online content consumers) than both Canada (26%) and Australia (38%) levels of infringement varied by content type. TV programmes recorded the highest levels of infringement (23% amongst consumers of TV), with music (18%) and films (19%). Whereas infringement of software has decreased from 26% in 2017 to 20% this year. Infringement of sports content was 21% an increase in the share of consumers citing convenience, quality and fears of viruses/malware/spyware as reasons for choosing paid for services over free services 65% of those who consumed any of the six key content types during the past three months paid for at least some of it (an increase from 60% in 2017), this is partly due to increased spend on subscription services amongst infringers there was a decline in the use of BitTorrent software (from 11% of infringers in 2017 to 7% this year), while the use of Kodi remained relatively unchanged (used by 12% of infringers) infringement levels down 7% points from 2015 for 16 to 24 year olds decrease of 5% points in the use of illegal services since 2013 joint funding with DCMS for the Creative Content UK campaign, Get it Right from a Genuine Sitecenter_img IPO funding of over £7.5 million for the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in 2015 launched a portal for free IP and copyright education resources from the IPO and industry including the Industry Trust, UK Music and ALCS launched a new series of Nancy & the Meerkats to encourage children to think about ownership of IP, whether music, video or information on the web worked with Industry to fund a campaign fronted by Crime Stoppers to raise awareness of the risks involved in using illicit streaming devices continuing to work with search engines and copyright owners to ensure that copyright infringing websites are removed from the front page of search results. The Alliance and its members are active participants in the Sector Deal roundtables which can help to drive down piracy and counterfeiting and allow genuine content and goods to flourish. We look forward to working collaboratively to achieve concrete results.”Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Nick Court of the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Department (PIPCU) said: It is encouraging to hear that consumers are favouring subscription streaming services and that illegal streaming is becoming less attractive, especially to the young. Digital piracy is a problem that has a number of risks associated with it, including enabling children to watch inappropriate content, and we continue to encourage people to use legitimate services in order to avoid falling victim to such risks. We are hopeful that the younger consumers who are using these legitimate services will lead the way in encouraging all users to do the same. While overall levels of piracy remain the same compared to 2017, there has been a drop in illegal activity by some groups. This is especially true amongst young consumers, with over half of 16 to 24 year olds now paying to access at least one subscription service.The latest figures, from the Online Copyright Infringement (OCI) tracker, are published on British IP Day. The annual tracker measures the level of online copyright infringement in the UK. The UK has led the way in measuring online copyright infringement in this way with Australia, and more recently Canada, using the same method.Sam Gyimah, Minister for IP, launched the report at the Alliance for IP British IP Day event. He said: The UK survey was funded by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and was undertaken by Kantar Media. The survey was conducted between March and May 2018. It’s the eighth wave of a large-scale consumer tracking study into the extent of online copyright infringement, as well as wide digital behaviours and attitudes, among people ages 12+ in the UK.last_img read more

Culturalist Challenge! Name the 2016 Oscar Nominees You’d Like to See on Broadway

first_imgThe staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. When the Oscar nominations came out earlier this week, all we could think of was which of the acting nominees we want to see on Broadway (or back on Broadway). Whether it’s the Broadway-bound Saoirse Ronan, Tony winners Eddie Redmayne and Bryan Cranston, three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance or the gaggle of movie stars who have never been on the Great White Way, there is a lot of talent we’d love to see on stage. As we process all of this awesome fantasy casting, we asked you to rank the 2016 Oscar noms you want to come (back) to Broadway on News Reporter/Resident Emoji Expert Ryan McPhee kicked off this new challenge with his top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on! View Commentslast_img read more