Gold is tipped to hit $1,700/oz in 2020! This is what I’d do now

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This is what I’d do now 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. Desperate times call for desperate measures. With fears over the tragic coronavirus outbreak in China growing, demand for safe havens like gold is back on the boil. Last trading around $1,580 per ounce, the yellow metal seems poised for another move higher.Marching onGold certainly has the wind in its sails. The metal price averaged $1,392 per ounce in 2019, up 10% year-on-year, according to Refinitiv. And things picked up in the latter half of last year: between July and December, gold changed hands at $1,477 on average. This was up 13% on an annual basis, and up 21% from the first six months of the year.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…These strong gains were built on strong investor interest, according to the latest Refinitiv GFMS Gold Survey, driven by geopolitical tension and fears over the global economic and trade outlook. Loose central bank policy was a factor too.As a result, gold net longs exploded 362% in 2019 to 819 tonnes by year-end. Meanwhile total holdings in global gold-backed ETFs added 387 tonnes last year, Refinitiv has estimated. Aggregated holdings stood at record highs close to 2,700 tonnes in December.$1,700/oz in sight?Refinitiv has joined the chorus of brokers who believe gold prices will remain robust in 2020. It is forecasting an average price of $1,558 per ounce for the year, and said values could test $1,700 later in 2020.“Central banks’ monetary policy is likely to remain on the loose side,” according to Cameron Alexander, manager of precious metals research at the data researcher. He thinks there is a possibility of “at least one interest rate cut from the [Federal Reserve] later in the year, particularly should the US economy show renewed signs of stagnation.”While he said demand from critical Asian markets “will likely remain weak this year,” he thinks “ongoing central bank purchases and renewed investor interest will lend support for higher gold prices.”A great gold playIt seems then that getting exposure to gold is a sound investment idea for the new decade. And I reckon buying shares in bullion producers is the way to go. Unlike buying into gold ETFS or similar investment products (or even snapping up the physical metal), some of these London-quoted producers offer the added bonus that you often get with share investing — dividend payments.Centamin (LSE: CEY) is one such share that has caught my eye on Thursday. It is not just on account of its 5%+ dividend yield for 2020 either. Today, the Egypt-focused business reiterated its exceptional production credentials by releasing blowout numbers for last year.The FTSE 250 firm pulled 480,528 ounces of the shiny stuff out of the ground in 2019, which was up 2% year-on-year. Output levels really impressed in the fourth quarter too — at 148,387 ounces, this was up 51% on an annual basis.And Centamin is expecting more progress on this front in 2020. Total production of between 510,000 ounces and 540,000 ounces is predicted. No wonder City analysts expect earnings at the firm to explode 46% this year. With the company also carrying a rock-bottom, sub-1 price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.4, I reckon this gold producer is a top income share to load up on today and a great way to play the gold price rise. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild | Thursday, 30th January, 2020 | More on: CEY last_img read more

Scotland prop Gordon Reid

first_imgIf you could have one superpower what would it be? Time travel. I’d go back in time to correct all my wrongs… and then I’d put a couple of bets on!Do you have any superstitions? I always put new 21mm studs in for Internationals. I go left to right, in a clockwise circle, for each boot. And I can’t put them down. So I’ll take all the studs out one boot that way, sit it on my knees. Do the other, sit it on my knees. Then pick up the first boot and put the new studs in, put it down, get the other one, studs in. Then tighten one, put it down, tighten the other one.What about guilty pleasures? Fizzy juice. But my teeth are alright, I get them checked quite a lot. Touch wood, no problems.Your three dream dinner-party guests? The Rock because he is just cool. I’d also want a ruder comedian like Frankie Boyle and then the Queen because I’d love to see her face with what me and Frankie Boyle are doing at the dinner.Cool: Film star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (Getty Images)Any bugbears? There’s nothing worse than people not knowing lineout calls. I hate people telling me what to do, too.What’s the worst job you’ve had? I’ve not got much flexibility in my ankle after a break, but I was doing roofing and lasted an hour. There’s a certain way you’re meant to walk on tiles going up the roof, but because of my ankle I was breaking a tile with my right foot every step. I broke as many as I put down.What’s your silliest purchase? I bought an old-fashioned vibrating stand, you go on and put a belt around your stomach. It’sa weight-loss thing that jiggles you up and down. It was something unique.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? I just want to be able to do a job that I love as much as rugby. What did you do next? I went back out to get some fresh air and then went to go back in again, when I saw him running down the street with two bags. I went back in but didn’t see anybody. The fire brigade come and they were shouting, “Gordy, how you doing?!” They went in and checked – fortunately no else one was in there.So who’s your funniest team-mate ever? Rob Harley. He always comes in with witty comments. He’s the smartest guy you’ll ever meet – he’s like Sheldon out of The Big Bang Theory. He’s so clever but funny too, and he’s ginger!Any pranks you can share? Back in the day Kevin Bryce tipped my bag out at training, so to get him back I bought two big salmon, stuck one in his car’s glove compartment and another under his seat. He found one and thought that was the smell gone, but it was still there. He couldn’t find the other one! I’ve also locked Pat MacArthur out on the balcony when we’ve stayed in a hotel a few times.Most embarrassing thing to happen to you on the pitch? Against Moray Low I got folded like a penknife one scrum, and old Ayr lock Skippy Kelly was pushing behind me. As he pushed, let’s just say it rearranged my anatomy a bit!Do you have any nicknames? Goon because back in the day I used to like a bit of a scrap – it came from the movie Goon about ice hockey enforcers. Well, I say that. Moray Low also says it’s from The Goonies!We heard you had a hook-up for Irn Bru at the World Cup in Japan? Yeah, one of the fans actually brought some over. They knew that I was craving Irn Bru and I think WP Nel made some phone calls and one of the guys brought some over on first class. He brought me 12 bottles – I was delighted! Strike a pose: Gordon Reid during a photo shoot at the World Cup (Getty Images) The Scotland loosehead talks fishy pranks, house fires and shocking the Queencenter_img This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Downtime with… Scotland prop Gordon ReidYou rescued someone from a house fire recently. What happened?!I was out the back of our house, putting stuff in the tumble dryer and I could smell this smoke. I thought it was my tumble dryer, so I was gutted. I thought I’d have to pay £300 for a new one and I’d only just bought it. I was raging.But I looked up and it was actually the next-door neighbour’s house that was on fire. There was smoke and flames coming from the back door and back-door window. So I went over there with a big bucket of water to try to put the flames out, which didn’t work at all.I went inside the house, saw a guy struggling to stand up and grabbed him and pulled him out. I got the missus to phone an ambulance. I asked if there was anyone else inside, I didn’t know if there were kids and I didn’t know the guy. He said “yes” so I kicked the front door. The smoke was horrific and I was stumbling around in the dark.last_img read more

The “Guardian” Guide to Volunteering

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.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The “Guardian” Guide to Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 November 2007 | Newslast_img read more

Anthony McClain Autopsy Report Not Expected Until October at Earliest

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  An autopsy report for Anthony McClain, who was killed in an Aug. 15 officer-involved shooting in Pasadena, is not expected to be released for weeks, or potentially months, pending the completion of forensic testing, coroner’s officials said.The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has determined McClain died from a gunshot wound to his torso and ruled the death a homicide. But a full autopsy report, which provides a much greater level of detail regarding the findings of the investigators, is pending.“According to DMEC procedure, homicide deaths require toxicology testing,” according to agency spokesperson Sarah Ardalani. “Results typically take between 60 to 90 days and the office does not release reports to the public until all testing is complete.”McClain, 32, was shot and killed after running from a traffic stop in which he had been the passenger in a car pulled over near La Pintoresca Park for not displaying a front license plate.Pasadena police said McClain pulled a gun from his waistband as he ran and looked back toward a pursuing officer, prompting the officer to open fire.Attorneys representing McClain’s family have maintained that he was unarmed. They argued that officers mistook McClain’s belt buckle for a gun and that a pistol found by officers at the scene, which police said McClain threw after being shot, was not his.The results of a DNA analysis of the gun found at the shooting scene were expected by the end of September, police said.Meanwhile, a series of simultaneous investigations continue.“Even two weeks after the shooting, there’s still a lot of work to be done,” said Pasadena police Lt. William Grisafe.The criminal investigation of the case is being handled by the Pasadena Police Department’s Homicide-Assault Unit, Grisafe said. They are tasked with investigating the shooting from a legal standpoint.An internal administrative investigation, in which officials will determine whether involved officers acted within policy, is also proceeding.The officer who fired on McClain, who has not been identified by the city, has been placed on leave amid the ongoing investigations, officials said.The city also plans to hire an outside firm to conduct an independent investigation, Grisafe said.As is the case in all police shootings in Los Angeles County, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office has also launched its own probe, dispatching investigators to the scene the night of the shooting, authorities said.Prosecutors will ultimately review the findings to determine whether the shooting was justified, or whether charges may be warranted.The results of the District Attorney’s Office’s investigation will be published on the agency’s website at da.lacounty.gov/reports/ois. The process can take many months, or even years, to complete. Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Public Safety Anthony McClain Autopsy Report Not Expected Until October at Earliest Series of simultaneous investigations ongoing By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 2:19 pm Business News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Derry City and Strabane District Council contingency measures

first_imgSenior management of Derry City and Strabane District Council and elected members continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation daily with contingency measures in place to ensure vital services are provided.The Council is also continuing to liaise with other key stakeholders to assess and prepare the emergency response to the situation.Michaela Clarke has more:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/micS10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry City and Strabane District Council contingency measures Facebook Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Previous articleMan to appear in court over fire at Envy nightclubNext articleDeputy First Minister urging people not to socialise this weekend News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – March 21, 2020 Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Rotarians talk hummingbirds

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Two charged with fraud in Pike county Two women from Troy have been charged with violating the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law, according to the Alabama Department of… read more Threadgill told the Rotarians that she has been passionate about birds since childhood. She has a special affinity for hummingbirds, specifically the ruby-throated hummingbirds.“The ruby-throated hummingbird is a common, breeding resident of Alabama,” she said. “It’s a woodland bird that frequently visits gardens and is the only hummingbird that breeds east of the Mississippi River. Its breeding grounds range from southern Canada to the Gulf Coast.”Threadgill said that the ruby-throated hummingbird often winters in Alabama rather than make the long journey across the Gulf Coast to Central America. Book Nook to reopen Carrie Threadgill, left, a biologist with the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, was the Brundidge Rotary Club program guest of Dixie Shehane Wednesday.A hummingbird beats its wings at about 80 strokes a second. It can fly an escape route at 50 miles per hour and can stop still in an instant. The hummingbird can hover, dart, fly backwards or fly straight up. Not bad for a bird that is about three inches long, weighs about one-fifth of an ounce and has a wingspan of four inches.Those are some of the facts that Carrie Threadgill, a biologist with the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, shared with members of the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday.Threadgill received a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science and a master’s degree, specializing in ornithology, from Auburn University. As a state biologist, she is also the quail coordinator for the state. Print Article Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “That migration route is 500 miles and takes about 20 hours,” Threadgill said. “During all that time, the hummingbirds are flying. Their wings never stop beating. That’s a long journey for a bird that weighs about three grams.”Prior to their migration, Threadgill said, the hummingbirds take in as much of the sweet nectar or sugar water as they can.“When they reach their destination and are feeding, you can walk up to them and they won’t fly away,” she said. “They are just too tired.”Many Alabama residents have hummingbird feeders in their yards as way of encouraging the birds to come and to stay. Threadgill said that a mixture of one part table sugar and four parts water is as alluring to the hummingbirds as the store bought mixtures. Skip Rotarians talk hummingbirds The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Hummingbirds are attracted to red and other bright colors but there’s no need to add red coloring to the homemade mixture,” she said. “Most hummingbird feeders are bright colored.”Because hummingbirds are territorial, Threadgill suggested hanging several feeders when possible.“It’s a good idea to place the feeders where one can’t be seen from the other,” she said. “That way, there’s no competition among the hummingbirds.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

LET LIGHT IN: Out of the Darkness Walk brings light to dark subject

first_img By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like PRICELESS MEMORIES: Postcard holds memories of Troy landmark Picture is a postcard with a picture of the Hotel Troy. Cindy Hinton’s father owned and operated the hotel from… read more Sponsored Content Print Article Bowden was in Mobile attending the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference when he got the call about Mason’s death.“I was stepping onto the curb going into Christ United Methodist Church and I just remember saying, ‘Oh, Mason, why didn’t you talk to me first. Oh, Mason, you have done something I can’t fix.’”Mason had been suffering from clinical or major depression for about three years. Published 2:00 am Saturday, September 12, 2015 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Bowden said substance abuse was the way his grandson self-treated his depression.“When we realized that Mason was suffering from depression, we did everything we knew to do to help him,” Bowden said, who is on the East Central Mental Health board.State mental health agencies do all they can with the resources they have. But they are ‘woefully’ under funded. At times, Mason was only given five minutes and a few pills and told to come back in 90 days.“We tried several different treatment facilities before we were told that Mason needed long-term care. We were in the process of getting him into a long-term facility that would provide on-site psychiatric, psychological and medical services. That was our best hope.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day LET LIGHT IN: Out of the Darkness Walk brings light to dark subject Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Book Nook to reopen But, getting Mason into the facility took time. And, time was what Mason didn’t have, his granddad said.“I didn’t know how urgently Mason needed those services. We ran out of time. He ran out of time. Suicide was the last desperate act to get his mind at peace.”Bowden said he is still heartsick thinking that maybe he didn’t put his arms around his grandson and hug him enough or maybe he didn’t give him the all the assurance he needed to know that he could “beat this thing.”“I did all I knew to do to help Mason but it wasn’t enough,” Bowden said. “I don’t want anyone to have suffer the way Mason did. Medical depression is a terrible thing. Like someone told me, ‘there’s something going on inside your head and nobody can get in there to fix it.”Bowden will open “Out of the Darkness Day” with prayer at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Troy University soccer field. He will be there to honor the life of his grandson and he will be there to support the efforts of Troy Regional Medical Center and Troy University to bring suicide out of the darkness.“Suicide is hard to talk about,” he said. “It has a stigma associated with it. We don’t understand why someone would do something like that. We can’t understand. But what is so sad is that we often don’t know that someone you love is suffering. We don’t recognize the signs that lead to suicide until it’s too late.”Bowden said the “Out of Darkness Walk” from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday will bring greater awareness to suicide and also raise funds for resources to combat depression and other metal conditions that are often the underlying causes of suicide.“It is our obligation to provide treatment for mental disorders that is readily available, adequate and affordable,” he said. “We must demand of our Legislators that adequate funding is allocated to train people to deal with mental conditions that foster suicide and suicide attempts. The numbers are staggering and should be alarming enough for public outcry.”Bowden expressed appreciation to TRMC and Troy University for shedding a light on the escalating number of suicides and suicide attempts in America each year.“Awareness is a key to suicide prevention,” he said.Registration for the “Out of the Darkness Day” fundraising walk will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Troy University Soccer Field. There is no registration fee, however, donations are appreciated.The “Out of the Darkness Walk” will be from 3 until 5 p.m. Participants may walk any length of time or any distance. There will be seating in the bleachers for those who are not walking. Music will be provided by local artists. There will be a kids’ area with games and a bouncy house so parents can leave their kids safely managed while they walk.“With the help of the Troy and Pike County communities, we can make a difference in preventing suicide, which is a major national health problem that takes lives and, with it an enormous toll on family, friends, co-workers and the entire community,” said Amy Minor, TRMC Walk coordinator. Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Every day, Lawrence Bowden told his grandson he loved him.Every day, his grandson said, “I love you, too, Pop.”On June 3, 2013, at the age of 21, Mason McLendon took his life.Mason McLendon, right, took his life at the age of 21. He is pictured with his sister, Cady Bowden. Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Blood Sugar Blasterlast_img read more

Heavy rain, strong winds moving into Northeast ahead of weekend

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A large storm system moving through the Gulf Coast brought a November tornado outbreak to the region on Thursday with 16 reported tornadoes.Now, the storm system is moving into the Northeast and the East Coast with heavy rain and damaging winds.Ahead of the storm, flood watches and high wind watches have been issued from Ohio to Maine.The storm system stretches from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast on Friday morning. Heavy rain is developing in the Gulf Friday morning.As the cold front and a low pressure move east and north, strong to severe storms are expected from the Carolinas into the Northeast Friday afternoon.By Friday evening, heavy rain and thunderstorms will move into the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to New York City.Some of the rain could be heavy and produce flash flooding.The heavy rain will continue all night into Saturday morning for the Northeast. Urban flooding is a serious concern from Washington, D.C., to Boston.About 1 to 3 inches of rain is forecast for the I-95 corridor with more than 3 inches of rain possible locally from New York to Maine.Behind the storm, gusty winds of 30 to 60 mph are expected for the Northeast and New England. These winds could bring trees and power lines down, especially after all the rain has soaked the ground. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Self-described neo-Nazi pleads guilty in plot to attack historic synagogue

first_imgEl Paso County Sheriff’s Office via TwitterBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A self-described neo-Nazi pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to federal hate crime and explosives charges for plotting to blow up an historic synagogue in Colorado last year.Richard Holzer, 28, admitted to prosecutors that he intentionally targeted the congregants of Temple Emanuel, a synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado, and wanted to “get that place off the map,” U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn’s office said in a news release.Undercover FBI agents foiled the plan in November 2019, before Holzer, who described himself as a Neo-Nazi and a white supremacist, could carry out his plot against the synagogue, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.“This is the most important work that we can do — protecting our communities by stopping an attack before it occurred,” Dunn said in a statement.The attorney general’s office said the details of Holzer’s plea deal meet the federal definition of domestic terrorism, “as they involved criminal acts dangerous to human life that were intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population.”Undercover agents made contact with Holzer through a Facebook account after he was observed using social media to promote white supremacy ideology and acts of violence. Prosecutors said he frequently visited Temple Emanuel to observe Jewish congregants.During one of those visits, Holzer told an undercover agent that he wanted to do something that would send a message to the Jewish community that they weren’t welcome in Pueblo, the attorney general’s office said.Prosecutors said Holzer sent an undercover agent a picture of himself holding automatic weapons and declared that he wanted to start a racial holy war.During a meeting with undercover agents, the suspect expressed hatred of Jews and coordinated with the agents to obtain explosives.“Holzer told the undercover agents that he wanted to ‘get that place off the map,’” the attorney general’s office said.On Nov. 1, the agents met with Holzer and provided him with inert pipe bombs and other explosives, according to prosecutors.“Before taking custody of the explosives, Holzer removed a copy of ‘Mein Kampf’ from his bag and told the undercover agents that ‘this is a move for our race,’” the attorney general’s office said.Holzer admitted that he planned to set off the explosives hours later, but the plan was foiled when agents arrested him, the attorney general’s office said.Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 20. Holzer faces up to a maximum of 40 years in person for all of the charges.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Union embraces Scientology

first_imgScientology has found its way into the Oxford Union.The collected works of L Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, are currently sitting outside the office of President James Langman.Hubbard was an author who specialised in pulp fiction before creating the Church of Scientology. The celebrity-endorsed religion teaches that people are immortal alien spiritual beings who have forgotten their true nature.Ten boxes of papers, books and CDs containing the works of the founder are now in the Union’s possession after being donated by the late Publicity Director of the Church’s British wing, David Gaiman.Gaiman was scheduled to speak at the Union, planning to donate the works then, but passed away unexpectedly in March 2009.Gaiman’s secretary then proceeded to offer the works to the Union as had been intended.The Union said they “would be delighted to accept these materials he intended us to have”.So far however, the collection has remained untouched. The President told The Telegraph that he had not even “got around to opening them yet”.When questioned by Cherwell about the future of the donation, Langman stated that, along with the Librarian, he would be examining the contents of the collection during the Easter holidays, in order to determine “how we might catalogue it and make it available to members”.It is unclear why Gaiman chose to donate the works to the Union, though it follows on from previous attempts by the Church to associate itself with the University.The personality test commonly associated with Scientology is usually referred to as the ‘Oxford Capacity Analysis’, despite having no formal connection with either the city or the University.The test is a crucial aspect of Scientological recruitment, as well as being used to monitor the development of Church members.When contacted, the Church provided no comment as to why Gaiman chose the Union to receive the collection, but did state that it would be worth mentioning how L Ron Hubbard features in the Guinness Book of Records as the most published author, the most translated author and the author with most audio books.Gaiman was a prominent member of the British wing of Scientology, having worked his way up  from the ‘Guardian’s Office’, or public relations and intelligence bureau, to eventually head the British Church. The Theology Faculty provided no response to the Union’s acquisition of the Scientology texts when approached by Cherwell.last_img read more